Obituaries

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May

Rosa Flores

Rosa Flores, 78, of Uvalde died on May 24, 2017, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 14, 1938, in Uvalde to Francisca (Ledesma) and Atilano Gonzales. She is survived by her husband, Luis Flores Sr., of Uvalde; two daughters, Sylvia Madrid of San Antonio, and Alicia Flores of Uvalde; two sons, Luis Flores Jr. and Jose Flores, both of Uvalde; two sisters, Paulina Mireles and husband, Felix, and Genoveva Morales, all of Uvalde; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Francisca Flores. A funeral mass was held yesterday at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ernest Carballada Jr., Jose Flores, Frankie Carballada, Phillip Romo, Michael Garza and Juan Torres. Honorary pallbearers were Luis Flores Jr. and Ernest Carballada III. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM

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28
May

Roland A. Boedeker

Roland August Boedeker, 97, of Concan, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Regent Care Center in The Woodlands, Texas. A memorial will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017, at St. Raymond’s Catholic Church in Leakey at 10 a.m. Roland was born on April 1, 1920, in Cameron, Texas, to Louise and Emil Boedeker. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII, honorably discharged in 1945. He married Beverly Joy McLaughlin on May 8, 1948, in Taylor, Texas. Together they raised seven children. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beverly; one brother, Edmund Boedeker; four sisters, Getrude Michalka, Juanita Taylor, Alma Boedeker and Florence Boedeker; and his oldest son, David Boedeker.

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25
May

Tanya Wikstrom

Tanya Wikstrom, 44, of Uvalde died on May 22, 2017, at her residence. She was born on Aug. 18, 1972, in Escondido, California, to Judith Ann (Paulson) and Paul Bennett Wikstrom. She is survived by her mother, Judy Seitz and husband, Lloyd; one sister, Charlene Wikstrom; and one niece, Alexandria Riegle, all of Uvalde; one daughter, Tamara Delar of El Cajon, California; one son, Jesse Siegel of Edcouch; maternal grandmother, Vivian Paulson of Uvalde; and two cousins, Jerry Miller of Austin, and Brian Miller of Spring. She was preceded in death by her father; maternal grandfather, Arne Paulson; and paternal grandparents. Cremation is under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM

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25
May

Evelyn L. Pool

Evelyn L. Pool, 91, of Uvalde died on May 21, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born on Dec. 2, 1925, in Lampasas to Johnnie (Smith) and John Wright. She is survived by three sons, Rick Pool of Leakey, Thomas Pool of Norway, and John Pool of Austin; four daughters, Deborah Craig of Uvalde, Yolanda Wells of Camp Wood, Paula Hamilton of Cuero, and Krysti Reichman of Montana; and numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, and greatgreat- grandchildren. Pool was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lafayette G. Pool; and one sister. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM

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25
May

Eulalio Garza Jr.

Eulalio Garza Jr., 60, of Knippa died on May 17, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 25, 1956, in Pearsall to Eva (Ybarra) and Eulalio Garza Sr. He was a graduate of Pearsall High School. Garza was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Joy Jackson Garza, of Knippa; four sons, Rodney Garza of Beeville, Alejos Garza of Uvalde, Eulalio Garza III of San Antonio, and Eric Lamb of Knippa; four daughters, Heather Ramsay Bryant of Garland, Aurora G. Perez and Hayley Gutierrez, both of Pearsall, and Marsi Garza of Knippa; two brothers, Pedro Garza of Pearsall, and Marcos A. Garza of Connecticut; six sisters: Eva Moreno of Pearsall, Martha Garza of San Antonio, Maria Rojas of Florida, Patty Garza and Maria Cantu, both of Charlotte, and Victoria Rivera of Austin; 23 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation is under the direction of Uvalde Funeral Home. A memorial service is planned for a later date.

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25
May

Arturo L. Aguirre

Arturo ‘’Art’’ Lopez Aguirre, 48, of Uvalde died on May 19, 2017, in Castroville. He was born on Nov. 28, 1968, in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico, to Ofelia (Lopez) and Arturo Aguirre. He married Sandra Camacho on Nov. 7, 2007, in Las Vegas. He was a graduate of Uvalde High School and he owned Lunkers Grill. The family said he was a Pittsburg Steelers and San Antonio Spurs fan who loved music and dancing, barbecue and cooking, and his family and friends. He is survived by his father, of Uvalde; wife, of Uvalde; five daughters, Ofelia Aguirre, Alyssa Aguirre, Kyra Aguirre, Natasha Ayala and Lisa Olivarez; three sons, Arturo Aguirre Jr., Miguel Aguirre and Emelio Ayala; and one brother, Hector Aguirre, all of Uvalde; four grandchildren, Kristina Ayala, Kendria Rodriguez, Kianna Rodriguez and Kaelyn Aguirre; and father-in-law, Fidel Camacho, of Uvalde. He was preceded in death by his mother, and motherin- law, Guadalupe G. Camacho.

Sun
21
May

Pedro V. Peña Jr.

Pedro V. “La Pitocha” Peña Jr., 65, of Uvalde died on May 6, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Interment of ashes will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, two daughters, 13 grandchildren, his mother, one sister, and one brother. A full obituary appeared in the May 11, 2017, edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

THE PRECEDING is a paid obituary.

Thu
18
May

Margarita V. Ruiz

Margarita V. Ruiz, 85, of Batesville died on May 12, 2017, at her residence. She was born on Dec. 3, 1931, in Los Pajaros to Josefa (Torres) and Rodolfo Vasquez. Ruiz is survived by four daughters, Susana R. Vasquez of Batesville, Rosa Kuntz and husband Chris, of Manteca, California, and Elena R. Temores, and Enedina Cruz and husband, Emilio, all of Uvalde; three sons, Manuel Ruiz Jr. and wife, Michelle, of San Antonio, Carlos Ruiz of Batesville and Ruben Ruiz and wife, Maria, of Abilene; six sisters, Minerva Orozco and Gregoria Garcia, both of Chicago, Illinois, Hermelinda Jimenez of Kerrville, and Maria Jovita Negrete, Maria Antonia Garcia and Genoveva Cruz, all of Batesville; two brothers, Rodolfo Vasquez of Batesville and Armando Vasquez of Chicago; 27 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three greatgreat- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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May

Mary H. McFadin

Mary Helen McFadin of Uvalde passed away on May 13, 2017, at her residence at the age of 93. She was born on Nov. 10, 1923, in Knippa to Henry Adolf Cook and Anna Belle Wollschlaeger Cook. She married Archie Auld McFadin in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Jan. 27, 1945. She is survived by two sons, Archie McFadin Jr. and wife, Sarabeth, and Danny McFadin and wife, Jean, all of Uvalde; daughter, Mary Anna “Sweetie” McNair and husband, Donny, of Driscoll; six grandchildren, Stacy McFadin, Laurie McFadin, Keri Baker and husband, Bryan, Kathy Phillips and husband, Nathan, Jill Foster and husband, Chad, and Brad McNair; six great-grandchildren; and sister, May Belle “Cookie” Paradeaux and husband, Will, of Luling. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three sisters, Clara Brooks, Louise Towery, and Anna Lee Cook. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Uvalde Cemetery. Pastor Will Paradeaux officiated.

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May

Lilly B. Garza

Lilly B. Garza, 81, of Uvalde died on May 15, 2017, in San Antonio. A service will be held today at 11 a.m. at La Primera Iglesia Bautista, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. A prayer service was held yesterday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes- Knowles Chapel. She was born on Aug. 17, 1935, in Ozona, to Angelina (Parada) and Chon Barron. She married Alejandro “Alex” A. Garza in June of 1958, in Uvalde. She is survived by four sons, Alex Garza Jr. and wife, Seong Ja, of Mount Vernon, Washington, Bobby Garza of Uvalde, Orlando Garza of San Antonio, Sergio Garza and wife, Kati, of San Antonio; one daughter, Sandy B. Garza of Schertz; six grandchildren, Alex Gene Garza Jr. and wife, Maria, and Dr.

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