Obituaries

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Eloise Saenz

Eloise Saenz

Eloise Saenz, of San Antonio, formerly of Pearsall, died Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at the age of 63. She was born April 15, 1956, to Gabino and Esther Martinez.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Ann Martinez.

Eloise is survived by her sons, Joshua Saenz, Marvin Saenz; brothers, Tommy Martinez, Chris Martinez, Johnny Martinez, Bill Martinez, Charlie Martinez, Manuel Martinez, Gabby Martinez; sisters, Stella Rodriguez, Gloria Berrelez, Teresa Gonzalez, Melinda Jenkins and her eight grandchildren.

Visitation was held Sunday, October 6, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, October 7, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pearsall with interment following in the Pearsall Cemetery.

Pallbearers included, Marvin Saenz, Josh Saenz, Victor Saenz, Cosme Saenz, Curtis Saenz and Tony Jasso.

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Aurora Rodriguez

Aurora Rodriguez

Aurora Rodriguez, died on October 4, 2019 at the age of 95. She was born on August 15, 1924 to Juan and Manuela Rios.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fidel Rodriguez; sons, Arturo Rodriguez, Abel Rodriguez and Fidel Rodriguez Jr.; siblings, Juan Rios, Gloria Olmos and granddaughter, Jennifer Marie Lopez.

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Daniel Mendoza

Daniel Mendoza

Daniel M. Mendoza Jr.of Pearsall, died Monday, September 30, 2019, at the age of 81. He was born July 9, 1938, to Daniel and Felicita Mendoza Sr.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Gloria Mendoza; sons, Hector Mendoza, Richard Mendoza; his brothers, Ramiro Mendoza, Ismael Mendoza, Jose Mendoza; sisters, Grace Reyes, Fella Villarreal, Lola (Delores) Escalante, Petra Garza, Elida Lopez, Diana Garcia, Maria Leal, Gilda Reyes; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Friday, October 4, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 8 a.m. to service time. Rosary was recited at 9 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Services concluded at the church.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home in Pearsall.

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Oct

David Medrano

David Medrano

David Fabian Medrano, of Pearsall, died Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the age of 52. He was born on May 5, 1967 to Maria Medrano Zuniga.

He is preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents, Modesto and Maria Ester Medrano.

He is survived by his brothers, Robert Zuniga, Abel Zuniga and Anna Maria Navarro; sister, Maria Esmeralda Servin and husband, Bobby, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Friday, October 4, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the Prayer Service recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 5, at the Tabernacle of Faith Church in Pearsall with interment following in the Pearsall Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home in Pearsall.

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10
Oct

Jose Martinez

Jose Demeterio Martinez, 71, of Pearsall, died on October 3, 2019 in Pearsall. He was born on December 22, 1947 in Pearsall to Genaro R. Martinez and Luz Gutierrez Martinez. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jesus Genaro Martinez, Fernando Martinez and Pedro Martinez.

He is survived by his siblings, Maria M. Rios (Jose) of Austin, Adam Martinez (Rosie) of Lovington, New Mexico, Eva M. Molina (Juan) of Austin and Arturo Martinez of San Antonio; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

There were no services scheduled. Anyone wishing to leave condolences may do so online at www.trevinoroyaloaks.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels.

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Richard Maldonado

Richard Maldonado

Richard V. Maldonado, age 70, of Moore, died on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in San Antonio. He was born in Moore, on June 16, 1949 to parents, Rafael M. Maldonado and Refugia Villarreal Maldonado.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Rafael and Refugia Maldonado; stepmom, Lydia Maldonado; brothers, Rafael Maldonado, Jr., Rudy Maldonado, Sr., Alfonso Maldonado; sisters, Manuelita Maldonado, Angelita Gonzales, Amelia Sanchez, and Ramona Gallegos.

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John Cortez

John Cortez

John Paul Cortez, 31, of Pearsall, died September 26, 2019 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

He was born March 26, 1988 in San Antonio to Marisol Cortez and Juan A. Rodriguez.

JP is survived by his parents; sister, Krystal Ortegon; brother, Benjamin Palacios; maternal grandparent, Jose M. Cortez; paternal grandparents, Joe Rodriguez and Dolores Sosa; girlfriend, Giovanna Palacios; his children, Jordan Martinez Cortez, 12 yrs, Rylan Canales Cortez, 7 yrs, Gianna Cortez, 3 yrs and Raeli Anna Palacios, 2 months; along with close friends and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, October 2, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, October 3, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1 p.m. Interment followed at the Pearsall Cemetery

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Michael Cris Amundson

Michael Cris Amundson

Michael Cris Amundson, 46, of Fort Worth, Texas passed away September 21, 2019. Michael was born March 23, 1973 in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 26 at 4pm, Celebration of Life will follow at 7pm, Forest Ridge Memorial Park Chapel, 8525 Mid Cities Blvd, North Richland Hills, Texas 76182.

Michael was athletic and had a love of all sports, snowboarding, paddle boarding, golfing, baseball, football, and bowling. There wasn’t a sport or activity he wouldn’t try. He was a mentor to many and was a hero to his son Cristofer. Michael had a passion for welding and cars.

He had a great sense of humor and was not one to pass up a moment to make someone else laugh or smile. He was giving, selfless and a true animal lover who loved his dogs circle, square and Bradley James.

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Oct

Paula Pulis

Paula Pulis

Paula Aranda Pulis, 87, of Dilley, died on September 16, 2019 in Pearsall.

She was born on December 9, 1931 in Millett to Octavio Aranda and Teresa Navarro Aranda.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Claud Albert Pulis, parents and siblings, Manuel, Zaragosa, Odelio, Juana, Lola, Catarino and Octavio.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Fay Durham and husband, Donald of Dripping Springs, Texas. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

Visitation was held on Friday, September 20, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels in Dilley from 2 to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, September 21, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Dilley Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels of Dilley.

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03
Oct

Leonides Ortiz

Leonides Ortiz

Leonides Noel Ortiz, 76, of Dilley, died on August 15, 2019 in O’ donell, Texas. He was born on February 2, 1943 to Willie and Juanita Ortiz.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Oscar Ortiz and sister, Griselda Sambrano.

He is survived by his wife, Jesusa Ortiz of O’donell; children, Leonides Noel Ortiz Jr., Dimas Ortiz, Johnny Ortiz, Timmy Ortiz all of Dilley, Stephanie Ortiz of O’donell, Sophia Molina of Dilley, Melissa Yvette Luna of Florida, Laura Ann Ortiz of Dilley, Rubina Ortiz of Dilley; siblings, Alfonso Ortiz, Roberto Ortiz, Gilbert Ortiz, Ramon Ortiz of Pearsall, Raul Ortiz, Sylvia Jaco, Maria Ortiz, and Yolanda Garcia all of Dilley; along with 23 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Memorial mass was held on Saturday, September 28, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 10 a.m., graveside service followed at the Dilley Cemetery

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