Obituaries

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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.

Thu
06
Apr

Margarito G. Gomez

Margarito G. Gomez, 69, of Uvalde died on March 31, 2017, at his residence. He was born on June 2, 1947, in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico to Vicenta (Gonzales) and Bernabe Gomez. He married Elia Muniz on Aug. 6, 1969, in Eagle Pass. He is survived by his wife of 47 years; two daughters, Lupita Flores and husband, Jesse, of Uvalde, and Patty Maltos and husband, Angel, of San Antonio; three sisters, Amelia Munoz of Evanston, Illinois, and Carmela Vega and Isabel Patino, both of Mexico; two brothers, Jose Gomez of Evanston, Illinois, and Adolfo Gomez of Mexico; three grandchildren, Jacob Margarito Flores, Ivan Angel Maltos, and Hugo Patrick Maltos; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gomez was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Paula Delgado; one brother, Pedro Gomez; and one granddaughter, Deminika Guadalupe Flores. A funeral mass was held yesterday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jesse M.

Thu
06
Apr

Maria G. Flores

Maria Guadalupe Juarez Flores, 73, of Uvalde died on April 1, 2017, at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. A funeral mass will be held today at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on April 29, 1943, in Sabinal to Virginia (Garcia) and Jesus Mata Juarez. She married Reyes Flores on Feb. 27, 1970, in Sabinal. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Rachel Melendez; and one son, Reyes J. Flores Jr., all of Uvalde; one sister, Petra J. Obregon of Pflugerville; two brothers, Joe Juarez of Uvalde and Benito Juarez of San Antonio; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. A rosary was recited yesterday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Pallbearers will be Raul Flores, Vicente Flores, Juan Hurtado Jr., Leo Holguin, Jesus Vega, and Johnny Obregon.

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

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06
Apr

Louie A. Condry

Louie Arvel Condry, 81, of Mathis, died on April 2, 2017, in Corpus Christi. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi. He was born on May 23, 1935, in Crystal City to Hazel L. (Ivy) and William Jefferson Condry. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Condry was preceded in death by one daughter, Catherine Lee Condry. He is survived by two daughters, Laura McFatter and husband, David, of Orange Grove, and Carolyn Bomer of Sabinal; one son, Dwayne Jung and wife, Eileen, of San Antonio; two brothers, Wendel Condry and wife, Martha, of Carrizo Springs, and Spade Condry and wife, Diana, of Bandera; 10 grandchildren, Robert M. Bomer, Jennifer Jones, Jeffrey McFatter, Colby Bomer, Trey McFatter, Roy Bomer, Kelly Jung, Dillon Jung, Derek Jung, and Dax Jung; and 10 great-grandchildren.

DOBIE FUNERAL HOME, MATHIS, TEXAS

Thu
06
Apr

Louise R. Castillo

Louise R. Castillo, 85, of La Pryor died on April 2, 2017, at Methodist Texsan Hospital in San Antonio. A rosary will be recited today and again tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in La Pryor. Interment will follow at La Pryor Cemetery. She was born on Aug. 19, 1931, in Anadarko, Oklahoma, to Savina (Gomez) and Benjamin Rosales. She married Pete Castillo on Jan. 7, 1950, in Anadarko, Oklahoma. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, of La Pryor; five daughters, Rosa Quijano and husband, Jesus, and Mary Louise Saldivar, all of La Pryor, Frances Perez and husband, Cresencio, of Marion, Savina Melendrez and husband, Florencio, and Pauline Castillo, all of La Pryor; three sons, Jose Manuel Castillo and wife, Norma, of San Antonio, Pedro Castillo Jr.

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06
Apr

Daniel C. Aguilar Jr.

Daniel Cuellar Aguilar Jr., 28, of Hebbronville died on March 26, 2017, in Hebbronville. He was born on April 11, 1988, in Alice to Maria Belinda Guzman and Daniel Cuellar Aguilar Sr. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Maria Belinda Guzman; paternal grandparents, Amelia C. and Ismael Aguilar; two great-grandmothers, Benita C. Molina and Juanita C. Guzman; and one uncle, Jose Luis Aguilar. He is survived by his mother, of Hebbronville; his father and wife, Sofia Aguilar, of Uvalde; fiancée Christina Chavera of Benavides; maternal grandfather, Gilberto Guzman of Hebbronville; and numerous aunts and uncles. A visitation was held on March 29, 2017, at 5 p.m., followed by a rosary which was recited at 7 p.m., both at Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams in Hebbronville. A funeral mass was held on March 30, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, followed by interment at the New Hebbronville Cemetery.

Sun
02
Apr

Mary F. Dirksen

Mary Fischer Dirksen, 89, of Uvalde died on March 29, 2017, at her residence. A vigil service will be held today at 7 p.m. at Rushing Estes Funeral Home. A mass of resurrection will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on Jan. 13, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio to Catherine (Steinmetz) and John Fischer. She married Herbert Dirksen on June 17, 1950, in Frenchtown, Ohio. The family says she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Dirksen was a registered nurse, trained at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. The couple operated a family dairy farm for 19 years, before moving to Texas in 1969. In Uvalde, she worked at Uvalde Memorial Hospital and Amistad Nursing Home. She was a director of nursing for many years and established the certified nursing assistant program.

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02
Apr

Osmar C. Valerio

Osmar Coronado Valerio, 67, of Uvalde died on March 27, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on Feb. 20, 1950, in Knippa to Ursela (Coronado) and Eugenio Valerio. He married Esmeralda Arroyo on July 3, 1974, in Uvalde. He is survived by one daughter, Veronica Valerio of Uvalde; three sons, Angel A. Valerio and Christopher Osmar Valerio, both of Uvalde, and David A. Valerio of Portales, New Mexico; three sisters, Maria Belia Valerio, Minerva Valerio, and Virginia Esquivel, all of Knippa; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, and three brothers, Ramiro Valerio, Ruben Valerio and Domingo Valerio. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

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

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02
Apr

Alejandro Reyes

Alejandro Reyes, 86, of Uvalde died on March 20, 2017, at his residence. He was born on April 24, 1930, in Menard to Teresa (Flores) and Fermin Reyes. He married Carmen Luna on July 14, 1948, in Uvalde. He is survived by one daughter, Maria Elena Morales of Uvalde; three sisters, Nancy R. Garcia and husband, Edmundo, Elisa Canales, and Herlinda Zamora Reyes, all of Uvalde; one brother, the Rev. Raul Reyes of San Antonio; seven grandchildren, Fernando Morales and wife, Patricia, Monica Bates and husband, Jay, Esmeralda Franco and husband, Cesar, Elsa Morales and companion, Martin Hernandez, Raymundo Morales and companion,Vanessa Rodriguez, Maria E. Sanchez and husband, Marco, and Christina Peña and husband, Corey; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one brother, Miguel Reyes; and one grandson, Alejandro Morales. A rosary was recited Friday at 7 p.m. at Rushing Estes Knowles.

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