Aubrey Franklin Robinson, 89, of Uvalde died on Jan. 24, 2017, in San Antonio. Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Concan Cemetery. Paul Stephens will officiate. He was born on Dec. 3, 1927, in Sabinal to Ina (Caddel) and Benjamin Franklin Robinson. He grew up in Concan, where the family says he loved residing. He is survived by his wife, Sally Robinson of Uvalde; three sons, Harry Robinson and wife, Cindy, of Cleburne, John Robinson and wife, Polly, of Boerne, and Brian Robinson and wife, Brenda, of Castle Rock, Colorado; and three grandchildren, Kelsey Robinson, Will Robinson, and Austin Robinson. Robinson was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Dorothy Pike.
Ellen Beatrice “Bea” Franke Richter, 94, of Hondo, died on Jan. 25, 2017, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 30, 1922, in Uvalde to Alma Elfriede (Wiederanders) and Herman August Franke. She grew up on a ranch near Uvalde during the Great Depression. She lived in San Antonio and worked as a nurse until 1961. She received an Associate degree from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, then trained to be a registered nurse at John Sealy Hospital Training School for Nursing in Galveston in 1944. She served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps for fourteen months. She then received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing education from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio and a Master’s degree in nursing education and hospital administration from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She worked as director of nursing service at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio.
W.A. Morris, 77, of Mathis died on Jan. 25, 2017, in Mathis. He was born on Feb. 15, 1939, in Uvalde to Mattie W. (Routt) and Willie Clarence Morris. He married Adel Harrod on Dec. 26, 1978, in Dimmit. He was preceded in death by his wife, and his parents. He is survived by one daughter, Sherie Anderson and husband, Eric, of Houston; two sons, Austin Morris and wife, Stephanie, and Jay Morris and wife, Monica; two stepdaughters, Laura McFatter and husband, David, all of Orange Grove, and Carolyn Bomer of Sabinal; one brother-in-law, Clarence Harrod of Crystal City; two sisters, Idell Scheafer and Hattie Gladish, both of New Mexico; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are pending with Dobie Funeral Home of Mathis.
Sylvia Rosalyn Griffin, 93, of La Vernia, died on Jan. 20, 2017, at Country Care Manor in La Vernia. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Feb. 11, 2017, at 2 p.m at North Shore United Methodist Church in Canyon Lake. She was born on July 7, 1924, in a Methodist parsonage in Wright City, Missouri, to Olga Rose (Jordan) and the Rev. Wesley Otto Schulze. She spent the first seven years of her life in Missouri as her father ministered at several Methodist churches. The family moved to San Antonio in October of 1931. They lived there for six years before moving to Austin, where she graduated from Austin High School in 1941. She married Carroll Smith on Dec. 24, 1943, in Austin. He was killed in World War II when his plane was shot down over northern Italy on Oct. 21, 1944. According to the family, a strong bond continued with in-laws, Mollie and Carroll Smith, throughout the rest of their lives. She married Lee Griffin on Jan. 20, 1946, in Portland.
Mary Louise Greer, 88, of Uvalde died on Jan. 21, 2017, at Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio. She was born on Oct. 13, 1928, in Uvalde to Louise (Taylor) and William Flowers. She is survived by one sister, Doris Bullock of Uvalde; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary.
Duke Elvis Greer, 88, of Uvalde died on Jan. 26, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Placido A. Fernandez Jr., 72, of Uvalde died on Jan. 25, 2017, at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio. A rosary was recited on Friday, again yesterday, and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Sept. 9, 1944, in Uvalde to Dolores (Almendarez) and Placido Fernandez Sr. He married Susie Sanchez on March 10, 1972, in Uvalde. The family says he was a carpenter by trade for many years; and he loved hunting and fishing, and had a great sense of humor.
Fidel L. Salazar, 73, of La Pryor died on Jan. 24, 2017, at his residence. A funeral mass will be held today at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in La Pryor, with interment to follow at La Pryor Cemetery. He was born on April 24, 1943, in Torrington, Wyoming to Maria De Jesus (Lopez) and Jacinto Salazar. He married Maria Alicia Perez on Nov. 17, 1962, in La Pryor. Salazar is survived by his wife of 54 years; three daughters, Cynthia Villarreal, Elsa Quijano and Raquel Nevarez, all of La Pryor; one son, Fidel Salazar Jr. of Kerrville; one sister, Maria Salazar of Clute; two brothers, Jacinto Salazar of Lake Jackson and Miguel Salazar of La Pryor; eight grandchildren, Clarissa Diaz, David Lee Salazar, Noemi Quijano, Brandon Lee Salazar, Jacinto Salazar, Ashlee Salazar, Ricardo Isay Nevarez, and Shaila Nevarez; four great-grandchildren, Mia Gaitan, Omar Lira, Camila Diaz, and Santiago Lira; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Aubrey F. Robinson, 89, of Uvalde died on Jan. 24, 2017, at the Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
David Estrada Campos, 61, of Uvalde died on Jan. 20, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 4, 1956, in Uvalde to Erlinda (Estrada) and Ernesto Acosta Campos. Campos is survived by his wife of 33 years, Dolores Flores Campos, of Uvalde; one daughter, Delicia Erlinda Campos of Uvalde; two sons, David F. Campos and companion, Tiffany Camacho, and Daniel Steven Campos and companion, Amanda Schaefer, all of Austin; three sisters, Lucia Calconcit of Houston, Eva Campos Flores and husband, Demencio, and Elida Campos Garcia and husband, David, all of San Antonio; one brother, Ernesto Campos Jr. and wife, Guillermina, of Uvalde; one grandson, David Alexander Campos of Carrizo Springs; one sister-in-law, Amelia M. Torres of Sidney, Montana; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Campos was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Paul Torres; and one brother-in-law, David Calconcit. A rosary was recited on Saturday and Sunday and again on Monday at 7 p.m.