Obituaries

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13
Apr

Daniel F. Parman

Daniel Franklin Parman, real-estate developer, banker, farm/ranch investor and dedicated philanthropist died at his San Antonio home on April 9. He was 81. Parman was born on April 27, 1935, in Uvalde. He graduated from Uvalde High School in 1953, where his classmates voted him “most likely to succeed.” After graduating from Texas A&I University in 1957, Parman served in the U.S. Air Force where he began his life-long love of planes. He was a licensed pilot who enjoyed flying his own plane and soaring in his sail plane. While planes and flying were two of his greatest interests, his pursuit of knowledge and dedication to science defined his life. Parman began both his real-estate development career and commitment to philanthropy in Uvalde where he developed one of the city’s first subdivisions, setting aside a portion of land for a new high school and deeding it to the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.

Thu
13
Apr

Oliver H. Mills

Oliver Henry Mills, 96, of Uvalde died on April 4, 2017, at his residence. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Thu
13
Apr

Anita P. Hernandez

Anita P. Hernandez, 96, of Uvalde died on April 9, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on July 31, 1920, in Del Rio to Maria (Gallardo) and Jose Angel Perez. She married Braulio S. Hernandez on Sept. 18, 1937, in Uvalde.

Thu
13
Apr

Patricia L. Dorflinger

Patricia Lynn (Morris) Dorflinger has joined her Lord Jesus Christ in eternity at the age of 62. She was born on Oct. 1, 1954, in Quanah, Texas, to Bentley Levon Morris and Katie “Bertha” Morris. After marrying Philip Dorflinger in 1976, they lived seven years in Pasadena, Texas, before moving to Uvalde in 1984. The Dorflingers have been married for 40 years, 33 of which were in Uvalde, where they raised their four children. Pat completed her education in Uvalde and taught public school for 20 years prior to retirement, mainly teaching early childhood grades. She has been a notable and favorite teacher of very many children over the years and an inspiration to her peers. A woman of great virtue, she attended and served at the Bread of Life Christian Fellowship on High Street for the past 30 years, where she influenced many with her grace, character, and with her special gift of decorating and hospitality.

Sun
09
Apr

Linda J. Pomeroy

Linda Joan Pomeroy, 68, of Uvalde died on March 22, 2017, in San Antonio. A funeral service will be held on April 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Uvalde. She was born on Feb. 12, 1949, in Uvalde to Billie (Davis) and James Abraham Mitchell. The family says she often prayed for her children and despite some struggles in life she loved them deeply; they recall many wonderful memories of her. The family says her grandchildren always made her smile; it gladdened her heart to hear them pray at the dinner table. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Tope of San Antonio, Christy Ruiz of Tyler, and Carla Pomeroy of Uvalde; and three sons, Jimmy Young of San Antonio, William Young of Uvalde, and Carl Pomeroy of El Paso; one brother, Chalmers Mitchell of Hondo; one sister, Coy Radack of Florida; and numerous grandchildren. Cremation was under the direction of Puente and Son Funeral Chapels of San Antonio.

Sun
09
Apr

Jose B. Pargas Jr.

Jose B. ‘’Joe’’ Pargas Jr. 46, of La Pryor died on April 5, 2017, at Christus Sister Mary Hospice Center in San Antonio. A prayer service was held yesterday and will be held again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary. Interment will follow at La Pryor Cemetery. He was born on Jan. 6, 1971, in Carrizo Springs to Rosa (Castillo) and Jose B. Pargas Sr. He was a volunteer fireman with La Pryor Fire Department, an EMT and volunteered with a Boy Scout Troop. He is survived by his parents, of La Pryor; his companion, Rita Ochoa of La Pryor; one daughter, Patricia Nicole Pargas of Wichita, Kansas; three sons, Pfc.

Sun
09
Apr

Guadalupe P. Gonzales

Guadalupe P. Gonzales, 92, of Uvalde died on April 4, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 1, 1924, in Poteet to Martina (Aranda) and Daniel Perez. She married Salvador Gonzales on July 26, 1946, in Uvalde. She is survived three daughters, Lupe Alvarez, Sylvia G. Schaefer, and Lisa G. Trevino, all of Uvalde; four sons, Arnulfo P. Gonzales of Lubbock, and Jose Enrique P. Gonzales, Francisco P. Gonzales, and Armando P. Gonzales, all of Uvalde; one brother, Gregorio Perez of Eagle Pass; 30 grandchildren; 74 greatgrandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gonzales was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Maria Elva G. Garcia; two sons, Salvador P. Gonzales Jr. and Raynaldo P. Gonzales; one sister, Senobia Ramirez; one great-grandson, Isaiah Ray Aguilar; and one son-in-law, Mike Schaefer. A rosary was recited on Wednesday and again on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

Thu
06
Apr

Correction

An obituary that appeared in Sunday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News should have said that memorial donations for Mary F. Dirksen may be made to Uvalde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, c/o Charla Carter, volunteer director, at 1025 Garner Field Rd., Uvalde, TX, 78801.

Thu
06
Apr

Mildred Lippke

Mildred “Milly” Lippke, 78, died on April 1, 2017, in Uvalde, Texas. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Uvalde with the Rev. Mark Tews officiating. Milly was born on April 15, 1938, near Albion, Nebraska to Elmer E. and Irene K. Sparks. After living in Wichita, Kansas, for a few years during the latter part of World War II, her family moved to the Home Ranch near Glazier in the Texas Panhandle in 1946. She was salutatorian of the graduating class of 1956 from Canadian High School. In keeping with her lifelong commitment to education and the acquisition of knowledge, Milly later pursued a BA in English from the University of Houston, graduating magna cum laude in 1982. During high school, Milly began working for the telephone company – moving to Amarillo after graduation to work as a service advisor for Southwestern Bell. While living at the YWCA, she met the love of her life, Hagen Lippke. They were married on Aug.

Thu
06
Apr

Guadalupe P. Gonzales

Guadalupe P. Gonzales, 92, of Uvalde died on April 4, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

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