Obituaries

Thu
11
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. A service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was born on Dec. 21, 1951, in Sabinal to Guadalupe (Villasana) and Aurelio Fernandez. He married Angelita A. Aguilar on Dec. 21, 1979, in Uvalde. He worked as a sheepshearer. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, of Uvalde; two daughters, Gabby Ayala and husband, Robert, of Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, and Christina Peña of San Antonio; three grandchildren; his mother, of Uvalde; one sister, Marisol Fernandez of San Antonio; and one brother, Juan Manuel Peña of Missouri. A visitation was held yesterday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Uvalde Funeral Home, and a rosary was recited. Pallbearers will be Estevan Vasquez, Estevan Vasquez III, Richard Aguilar, Richardo Aguilar Jr., Kristian Aguilar and Benito Trinidad.

Thu
11
May

Gertrude L. Meyer

Gertrude Louise (Balzen) Meyer, 91, of Knippa died on May 8, 2017, in Uvalde. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary, followed by interment at Knippa Cemetery. A reception will follow at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Knippa. She was born on Aug. 20, 1925, in Knippa to Amalia ‘’Molly’’ (Cook) and Robert B.H. Balzen. She married Gilbert Meyer on April 25, 1948, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Knippa. She is survived by her beloved sister, Marian Trees, of Portland; one daughter, Dorothy Schawe and husband, Lee, of Knippa; three sons, Richard Meyer and wife, Faye, of Austin, Kenneth Meyer of Sabinal, and James Meyer of Brenham; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; and in 1998, her husband; and one great-grandson. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Raymond Schawe, Preston Meyer, Patrick Meyer, Neal Meyer, Nathan Meyer, Daniel Schawe and Landon Meyer.

Thu
11
May

Jeremih Flores

Jeremih Flores, 2 months old, of Uvalde died on May 6, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 6, 2017, in Uvalde to Herlinda Arellano and Richard Flores. He is survived by his parents, of Uvalde; maternal grandparents, Maria Guadalupe Davila of Uvalde and Juan Arellano of Acuña, Mexico; paternal grandparents, Sulema and Robert Flores; maternal great-grandmother, Manuela Guzman; paternal great-grandmother, Esperanza Olvedo; one sister, Kameren Flores; and one brother, Richard Flores Jr., all of Uvalde; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Eoudulia Davila, and paternal great-grandfather, Adan Olvedo. A rosary was recited on on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A graveside service was held yesterday at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Thu
11
May

Martin Cardenas

Martin Cardenas, 52, of Uvalde died on May 5, 2017, in Uvalde. He was born on Jan. 4, 1965, in Uvalde to Concepcion (Rodriguez) and Roberto Cardenas. He graduated from Uvalde High School. He owned and operated Cardenas Electric. The family says he loved to play baseball, to barbecue, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Cardenas is survived by three sons, Jose Cardenas and companion, Maria Gutierrez, Jacob Cruz, and Jordon Cruz; one daughter, Jae-Lynn Cruz; and life companion, Gloria Cruz, all of Uvalde; two sisters, Mary Jane Padilla of Del Rio, and Alma Rendon and husband, Eluterio, of Uvalde; one brother, Jorge Rodriguez and wife, Carmela, of Piedras Negras, Mexico; one grandson, Jared Cardenas of Uvalde; three nieces, Azannette Padilla, Beth Falcon and Concepcion Rodriguez; and four nephews, Alfred Padilla, Nano Rendon, Steve Rendon and Jesus Rodriguez. Cardenas was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Roberto Cardenas Jr.

Thu
11
May

Bailey B. Anderson

Bailey Burbon Anderson, Aug. 27, 1933 – May 6, 2017. Our sweet husband, father and grandfather Bailey Anderson found his perfect peace in Heaven on May 6, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Richmond, Texas on Aug. 27, 1933, to Arnett and Nellie May Anderson, graduated from Lamar High School in 1951, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953. He served on the Richmond Police Department, and was chief from 1959-64. Bailey spent most of his career working for the Texas Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation at Richmond and San Angelo State Schools. He received a bachelor’s degree from Angelo State University in 1983, and retired from the state in 1994. Bailey met and married Kay Allen in 1972, while working at Richmond State School. They had a very active life together in San Angelo, where they were faithful members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. He and Kay retired to Leakey, Texas, in 1998. They are members of St.

Sun
07
May

Raymond D. Reich

Raymond Dale Reich was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Carlton (Hamilton County), Texas, to parents Gottleib John (G.J.) Reich and Bertha nee Nauert. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pottsville, Texas, on Jan. 15, 1933, by Rev. E.N. Zabels. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Grace Lutheran Church in Midland, Texas, by Rev. Gilbert C. Becker. He graduated from Early High School in Early, Texas, and was in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He attended Daniel Baker College and received a degree from Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas. He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois, on June 6, 1958. His vicarage was spent at Our Savior Lutheran Church and then at First English Lutheran Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was ordained into the Holy Ministry on Oct. 12, 1958, in his first parish, Zion Lutheran Church, Rockville, Missouri, and served there until 1962.

Fri
05
May

Conrado G. Ybarra

Conrado G. Ybarra, 85, of Uvalde died on March 2, 2017, at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio. Arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Fri
05
May

Dorothy F. Mitchell

Dorothy Faye Mitchell, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Rocksprings on Feb. 28, 2017, surrounded by her three loving daughters, Connie, Sherrie and Zane. She was born on Aug. 19, 1924, in Rocksprings, the daughter of John D. and Faye Carruthers Phillips, a local ranch family. Her family has represented the ranching industry since the turn of the century, when her grandparents, T.B. and Jessie Gardner Phillips, bought their first ranch holdings in Edwards County. Dorothy Faye’s maternal grandparents were Bud and Julia Carruthers Weaver. He served as a Texas Ranger in the Marfa and Presidio area during Pancho Villa’s episodes. Dorothy Faye graduated from Rocksprings High School in 1942. She married Loyd Mitchell Jr. on Aug. 29, 1942, in Junction at the home of Walker and Irma Ragsdale. Loyd was the son of Loyd Mitchell Sr. and Ruth Onderdonk Mitchell, who were also pioneer Edward County ranchers. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2015.

Thu
04
May

Pedro Saldivar

Pedro Saldivar, 90, of La Pryor died on May 1, 2017, at Dimmit Regional Hospital in Carrizo Springs. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel, with interment to follow at the La Pryor Cemetery. He was born on Dec. 4, 1926, in Cloete, Coahuila, Mexico, to Francisca (Lopez) and Gregorio Saldivar. He is survived by two sons, Rogelio Saldivar and wife, Blanca, and Carlos Saldivar and wife, Sylvia, all of La Pryor; three daughters, Irma Perez and Janie Jacquez and husband, Lloyd, all of La Pryor, and Carmen Ramirez and husband, Moses, of Wisconsin; one daughter-in-law, Maria Luisa Saldivar of La Pryor; three nieces, Alvina Hernandez, Francisca Hernandez and Patricia Hernandez; one nephew, Frank Hernandez; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Saldivar was preceded in death by his first wife, Maria Idalia Saldivar; and second wife, Gregoria Saldivar; one son, Pedro Saldivar Jr.; two sisters, Maria L.

Thu
04
May

Johnny R. Dunlap

Johnny Roscoe Dunlap, 84, a retired chief mechanic, died Thursday, April 27, 2017. A funeral will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at the Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. A visitation was held yesterday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mount Olivet. Johnny was born May 30, 1932, in Grapevine to Peter Roscoe Dunlap and Willie Mae McClure, a pioneer family of Tarrant County and whose Texas ancestral roots go back to the mid- 1800’s, First Families of Texas. Johnny attended Smithfield Elementary and graduated from Carter-Riverside, class of 1949. After graduation, he was employed by Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. for 47 years, until his retirement in 1997 as chief mechanic. In 1953, he and his young family were transferred to Uvalde, where they lived for 15 years, and in 1968, they returned to North Richland Hills, where he remained until his death.

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