Dewey Saunders Carlisle passed away peacefully in San Antonio on March 3, 2017, at the age of 87. Dewey was born in Uvalde on Sept. 21, 1929, to Acree Bishop Carlisle (Tio) and Edith Saunders Carlisle (Dutch). Dewey attended Getty Street Elementary School, West Main Street School and in 1946 he graduated from Uvalde High School. After high school, Dewey attended Southwest Texas Junior College, where he was honored with the Rainey Citizenship Award. Dewey graduated from SWTJC with an associate degree in 1948. After graduating, Dewey worked as a draftsman for Uvalde Lumber Company. On Oct. 11, 1950, Dewey enlisted in the U. S. Air Force, and gained the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1952, Dewey served one year in the Korean War and was awarded the United Nations Service Medal (Korea), the Korean Service Medal, the Bronze Service Star, the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Service Medal.
Judith Ann Turner, 74, of Uvalde died on March 3, 2017, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Aug. 17, 1942, in East Hampton, Massachusetts, to Elizabeth (Laducier) and Norbert David Benham. She married George Oso ‘’Buddy’’ Turner on June 23, 1962, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. The family says she cherished fellow parishioners at First United Methodist Church in Uvalde as extended family, and the feeling was mutual. She is survived by one son, Glen Turner and wife, Angela Gail; and one daughter, Anna Janine Turner and husband, Jerry Gonzales, all of Uvalde; seven grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, David Norbert Benham and Ralph Benham; one grandchild, Christian Wade Turner; and several other family members. A memorial service was held yesterday at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church.
Maria De Jesus Ramirez, 90, of Uvalde died on March 6, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born on Jan. 6, 1927, in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico, to Porfiria (Perez) and Andres Ramirez. She married Margarito Ramirez on Dec. 22, 1946, in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico. She is survived by one daughter, Juana Alicia Elizondo and husband, Ernesto; three sons, Miguel Luna Ramirez and wife, Maria, and Gerardo Luna, all of Uvalde, and Manuel Luna and wife, Alma Rosa, of Nava, Coahuila, Mexico; two brothers, Felipe Ramirez and wife, Belia, and Francisco Ramirez and wife, Rita, all of Nava, Coahuila, Mexico; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Pedro Ramirez. A rosary was recited on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass was held yesterday at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Cindy Heatly Honaker, 63, of Huntsville, formerly of Uvalde, died on March 5, 2017, in San Marcos. A visitation will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Pennington Funeral Home, located at 323 N. Comanche St. in San Marcos. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Dewey Saunders Carlisle, 87, of San Antonio, formerly of Uvalde, died on March 3, 2017, in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Uvalde. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Dr. John Barnes medical expense fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Uvalde, 220 N. High Street, Uvalde, TX, 78801, 830-278-6283. Please indicate that your donation is intended for Dr. Barnes. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Enedina Chapa Perez, 93, of Uvalde died on Feb. 23, 2017, at her residence. She was born on June 26, 1923, in Uvalde to Antonia (Villarreal) and Serapio Galvan Chapa. She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Besares and husband, Roger; one sister, Evangelina Chapa; and one brother, LeeRoy Chapa Sr., all of Uvalde; three grandchildren, Clara Villa, Marco Besares, and Isabella Besares; one brother-in-law, Leandro Musquiz of Uvalde; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adolfo Perez; two sisters, Diamantina Musquiz and Ermandina Carmona; two sisters-in-law, Mercedes Chapa and Mary Alice Chapa; and one brother-in-law, Jose Carmona. A prayer service was held on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service was held on Monday at 3 p.m. at Templo Cristiano, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. Eddie De La Rosa officiated.
Esta Pennington, 72, of Sabinal died on Feb. 23, 2017, at Hondo Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Jan. 1, 1945, in Sabinal to Sally (Jenkins) and Jasper Massey. She married Eugene Elvin Pennington Sr. on Sept. 16, 1958, in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. She is survived by one daughter, Lea-Vi Patrice Bridges and husband, Brad; two sons, Eugene Pennington Jr. and wife, Lisa, and John Paul Pennington and wife, Hilda Davis, all of Sabinal; two sisters, Violet Routh Smith and husband, Jerry, of San Antonio, and Peggy Franklin of Marble Falls; one brother, Warren Allen Massey and wife, Elizabeth, of Sabinal; five grandchildren, Johnny Allen Pennington, Eugene ‘’PJ’’ Elvin Pennington III, Jennifer Darlene Pennington and husband, Cody Morgan, Marci Patrice Pennington, and Allen ‘’AJ’’ Bradley Bridges Jr.; and five great-grandchildren, Ambrosia Atrice, Mnason Layne Pennington, Carson Cole Villasana, Anthony Ray Silvas and Cody Louis Morgan.
Esta Pennington, 72, of Sabinal died on Feb. 23, 2017, at Hondo Health Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral service was held yesterday at 1 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal, followed by interment at Sabinal Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Alfredo R. Menchaca, 91, of La Pryor died on Feb. 21, 2017, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on Jan. 6, 1926, in Junction to Micaela (Rodriguez) and Abraham Menchaca. He is survived by his wife, Natalia Acosta Menchaca of La Pryor; eight daughters, Martha Bueno and husband, Raymundo Gonzales, of Kyle, Victoria Olvera and husband, Jerry, of San Antonio, Maria Elena Menchaca, Maria Isabel Menchaca and husband, Epharim Gomez, all of Hondo, Natalia Vasquez of La Pryor, Margarita “Petty” Garcia and husband, Arturo, and Teresa Mancha and husband, Arturo, all of Eagle Pass, and Linda Martinez of San Antonio; two sons, Alfredo Menchaca Jr. of La Pryor, Armando Menchaca and wife, Blasina, of Fort Hood; two stepsons, Humberto Bueno and Ernesto Bueno, both of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico; one brother, Armando Menchaca of Eagle Pass; 26 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rito Perez Sr., 79, of Uvalde died on Feb. 16, 2017, at his residence. He was born on May, 22 1937, in Falfurrias to Esther (Luna) and Pedro Perez. He married Natividad Perez on Oct. 31, 1959, in Clarendon. The family says he enjoyed working as a carpenter by trade; and playing the accordion in his spare time; and he was a dedicated husband and loving father. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Perez is survived by his wife of 56 years, of Uvalde; three sons, Rito Perez Jr., Ricardo Perez, and Gilberto Perez, all of Uvalde; three daughters, Rosemary Perez Brook and husband, Tim, of St. Louis, Missouri, Diana Perez Franco of San Antonio, and Alicia Perez Benavidez and husband, Rick, of New Braunfels; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Perez was preceded in death by his parents. The family says he will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends. A rosary was recited on Saturday and again on Sunday at 7 p.m.