Obituaries

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Juana L. Sanchez

Juana Lopez Sanchez, 84, of Uvalde died on Feb. 7, 2017, at her residence. She was born on June 14, 1932, in Durango, Mexico, to Felicitas Martinez Trejo and Jose Paz Hernandez Lopez. She is survived by one daughter, Mayela Alvarado and husband, Robert, of Uvalde; three sons, Francisco Sanchez and wife, Maria De Los Angeles, and Jose Luis Sanchez and wife, Maria Del Rayo, all of Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, and Reguleo Sanchez and wife, Luz Maria, of Uvalde; two sisters, Santiaga Lopez of Monterrey, Mexico, and Maria Eugenia of Durango, Mexico; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jose Guadalupe Vela Sanchez; one daughter, Alexandra Sanchez; one sister, Felipa Lopez; and one brother, Enrique Lopez. A rosary was recited on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

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Jesus B. Rodriguez

Jesus B. Rodriguez, 86, of Uvalde died on Feb. 9, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

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Larry Horton

Larry Horton, 61, of Uvalde, formerly of Gregory, died on Feb. 7, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 10, 1955, in Tempe, Arizona to Margie (Lee) and Noel Wilson Horton. He is survived by his mother, of Uvalde; one daughter, Spring Horton of Midland; three brothers, Johnny Horton and wife, Linda, of Whitney, Lonnie Horton and wife, Millie, of Uvalde, and Benny Horton and wife, Sandra, of San Antonio; two sisters, Faye Roberts and husband, Kenny, of Knippa, and Pat Casey and husband, Glenn, of Uvalde; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Mary Moore and Carolyn Howard; and one brother, Jimmy Horton. A graveside service was held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Brian A. Griffin

Brian Arthur Griffin, 43, of San Angelo, formerly of Uvalde, died on Feb. 3, 2017, in San Angelo. A celebration of life will be held on Feb. 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Interment will be at the columbarium on the church grounds. The Rev. Mike Marsh will officiate, and a reception in Grace Hall will follow the service. He was born on Feb. 19, 1973, in Uvalde to Janice (Locke) and Gary Griffin. He graduated from Uvalde High School in 1991.

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Julia R. Benavides

Julia Ramona Benavides, 77, of Uvalde died on Feb. 8, 2017, at her residence. She was born on July 6, 1939, in Uvalde to Juanita (Martinez) and Emilio Gomez. She married Ysidro Benavides on Jan. 18, 1959, in Uvalde. She is survived by two sons, Fred Benavides and companion, Stella Romero, and Benito Benavides and wife, Norma, all of Uvalde; one sister, Petra Escamilla and husband, Ruben, of Boerne; 11 grandchildren, Emilio Benavides, Savanna Benavides, Bethanie Benavides, Benny Benavides, Estephanie Standage, Dessirrey Benavides, Cheyenne Benavides, Antonio Benavides, Joshlynn Benavides, Daniel Garza and Steve Garza; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one sister, Carolina Velasquez; and one brother, Reymundo Gomez. A rosary was recited on Wednesday and again on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass was held on Friday at 10 a.m.

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Juana L. Sanchez

Juana Lopez Sanchez, 84, of Uvalde died on Feb. 7, 2017, at her residence. A rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

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Donald R. Lindenborn

Donald Reese Lindenborn passed away Feb. 6, 2017, at his home in Helotes at the age of 79. He was born, at home, on Feb. 15, 1937, in Big Wells, to Woodleif and Zalia Juanita (Fitzgerald) Lindenborn. Don grew up in Big Wells and always valued his home town friends. He loved to tell stories about playing football barefooted in Big Wells when he was a youngster. Don moved to Crystal City in 1953 and worked for Samsco until he joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 17. He and Barbara Dee Rutledge were married on Jan. 30, 1955. After Barbara Dee’s high school graduation, they lived in Amarillo where a year later, their first child and only son, Dondee, was born. After being honorably discharged, Don and Barbara Dee returned home to Crystal City where he drove the bus for Southwest Texas Junior College to Uvalde each day and attended classes. He then was hired to manage an agricultural chemical company in Batesville and Crystal City.

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Shirley F. Hulse

Shirley Faye Hulse, 66, of Leakey died on Feb. 4, 2017, in San Antonio. She was born on April 3, 1950, in Uvalde to Lora Willie (Ayres) and James Ira Brice. She worked as a bank executive for the Bank of Frio Canyon for more than 32 years, retiring in 2006. The family says she spent her retirement years devoting herself to church, family, and friends. She was know as “Aunt Cookie” and loved taking care of her greatniece and great-nephew, whom she called “Katiebug” and “my little man” respectively. She was the church secretary at Frio Canyon Baptist Church, and an advocate for the American Cancer Society and the Frio Canyon EMS. The family says Hulse was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be missed. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Harvey Wayne Hulse Jr.

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Rodolfo G. Hill

Rodolfo Gonzales Hill, 62, of Bakersfield, California, died on Feb. 2, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services will be held today, beginning at 9 a.m. with a mass at Saint Francis Catholic Church in Bakersfield, California, and followed by a funeral ceremony at the Bakersfield National Cemetery. Hill was born on March 28, 1954, in Uvalde to Pura (Gonzales) and Rodolfo Brady Hill. He grew up in Uvalde and Burley, Idaho, but spent most of his adult life in Bakersfield, California. At the age of 18, while living in Idaho, the family says he met the love his life, Lisa Lopez. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Army. After almost two years of service, he returned to Idaho and married Lopez on March 16, 1974, in Burley, Idaho. The couple moved to Fort Rucker, Alabama, where their son, Rudy, was born in May of 1975. After Hill completed his military service, the couple moved to Bakersfield, California. In 1980, their daughter, Celina, was born.

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Enrique G. Guzman

Enrique G. Guzman, 69, of Uvalde died on Feb. 3, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 9, 1947, in Mission to Ester (Garcia) and Thomas Guzman. He married Manuela Hernandez on June 9, 1989, in Uvalde. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, of Uvalde; two sons, Ray Guzman and wife, Monica, of Kerrville, and Rudy Flores and wife, Sylvia, of Laredo; five step-daughters, Sonia Garcia and husband, Alonzo, Josie Bonnin and husband, Thomas, Daisy Garcia and husband, Javi, all of Del Rio, Viviana Arellano and husband, Raymond, of Uvalde, and Maribel Poretta and husband, John, of Pennsylvania; three step-sons, Jaime Arellano and wife, Mandy, of Sacramento, California, Javier Arellano and wife, Veronica, of Uvalde, and Juan Luis Arellano and wife, Sylvia, of San Antonio; one sister, Amy Guzman of Uvalde; three brothers, Jose Guzman and Jimmy Guzman, both of Uvalde, and Ramon Guzman of Hobbs, New Mexico; 31 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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