Obituaries

Thu
04
Oct

Dodson Brake Jr.

Dodson Brake Jr., 58, of Dilley, died on September 27, 2018. He was born in Cotulla, on March 9, 1960 to James Dodson Brake Sr. and Marilyn Sue Parker. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Daryl Brake. He survived by Rebekah Weed of Dilley; daughter, Kari Rebekah Weed of North Dakota; grandson, Samuel Avery Vincent Ramirez Jr. of North Dakota; brother, Alan Dean Brake of Dilley and Donna Sue Brake Upton of Uvalde; along with numerous cousins and friends. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 6 at the Pearsall Cemetery starting at 3:30p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels www.trevinoroyaloaks.com

 

Thu
04
Oct

Ramon Diaz

Ramon Ramiro Diaz was born on August 31, 1934 in Dilley and died on September 23, 2018 at the age of 84. He is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel Diaz and Alberta Garcia Diaz; sister, Dora Ortiz, and brother, Ruben Diaz. He is survived by his brother, Juan (Chito) Diaz and wife, Bertha; sister, Minerva Hinojosa; along with numerous nieces and nephews, David Ortiz, Elsa Ybanez, Jean Marie James, Maria Salas, Leticia Moreno, Sonny Hinojosa, Sylvia Diaz, Ray Diaz, Lisa Diaz and their extended families and friends. Ramon always excelled during his school years and became Salatutorian of his high school class. As an avid reader, he retained knowledge in all topics from nature to politics, and as a result, was self-taught in many fields. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 4, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and the recitation of the Rosary at 12:00 p.m.

Thu
04
Oct

Carmen Meunier

Carmen Pena Meunier, 76, of Pearsall, died on September 30, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born on November 3, 1941 in Pearsall to Masedonio Pena and Maria Garza Pena. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edward Pena and Pedro Pena; sister, Josefa Rodriguez. She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne “Bonnie” Meunier of San Antonio; grandchildren, Matthew Alexander Garza of San Antonio, Breanna Katarina Garza of San Antonio, Alyssa Curtis of Pearsall, Zachary Lopez of Pearsall and Anissa Pena of Pearsall; nieces and nephews, Noemie Villarreal, Masedonio Villarreal, Maria Pena and Samantha Pena, all of Pearsall. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 4, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. with a rosary recited at 2 p.m. Funeral mass will follow at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3 p.m.

Thu
27
Sep

Ruben Esparza

Ruben Esparza, 54, of Pearsall, died on September 19, 2018. He was born on August 6, 1964 to Esiquio Esparza and Noberta Deleon Esparza. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Juan Jose Esparza. He is survived by his sons, Esiquio Nathan Esparza of Batesville and Ryan Jordan Esparza of Pearsall; brothers and sisters, Nieves Esparza and wife Herlinda of San Antonio; Domingo Esparza and wife Estella of San Antonio, Felicita Villarreal of Pearsall, Feliz Martinez of Pearsall, Mary Esparza of San Antonio, Antonio Esparza and wife Katherine of Pearsall and Jesse Esparza of Devine; grandchildren, Anthony Vela, Gabriella Esparza, A’vea Esparza, Catalaya Zamora, Luke Zamora and Jocelyn Esparza along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 25, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapel from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, September 26, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Thu
27
Sep

Milton Neal

Milton Leslie Neal died in his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. He was born April 9, 1940 to Arnold and Lady Neal in Pearsall. He was 78 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Robert Neal of Nixa, Missouri and Joseph Neal of Tomball, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Beverly Wright Neal; son Mark Neal (Nancy) of Edna, Texas; daughters Leslie Terrell of Jonestown, Texas and Karen Korenek (Kurt) of Cypress, Texas; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers Billy, Wilson, James and Iven Neal of Pearsall, Fred Neal of Midland, Charles Neal of Mathis; sister Frances Fitzpatrick of Odessa; along with numerous nieces and nephews. As the youngest of ten children, he spent his childhood years living on the farm in Pearsall where he learned his work ethic. He attended Texas A&I Kingsville, where he met his wife and began his career in the oil field. He was drafted into the US Army in 1963.

Thu
27
Sep

Patricia Shull

Patricia Dean Shull age 87, of Dilley Texas passed away Wednesday September 19, 2018 in Dilley. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Lee Shull; parents Lila Fern Fulmer and William Alton Jones; sisters Mary Louise Ridge and brother in law Charles Ridge and Peggy Ann Brewer and brother in law Joseph Brewer; daughter in law Stella Shull and granddaughter Erin Lea King. She is survived by her brothers Robert Harrison Jones and wife Barbara and William Douglas Jones and wife Marsha Diane Jones; sons Ron Shull and wife Sherri, Kelly Shull and wife Glenda, Keith Shull and wife Sheila, Robb Shull and wife Sarah; daughters, Judy Wilmeth and husband Mac, Antranette Gips and husband Don, Kristal Burris and husband Keith, and 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held at Lighthouse Church in Dilley on Saturday September 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with family receiving at this time. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m.

Thu
27
Sep

Jesus Sifuentes Jr.

Jesus “Chuy” Sifuentes, Jr., 73, of Carrizo Springs and formerly of Pearsall, died on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Audie L. Murphy Community Living Center in San Antonio. He was born September 25, 1944, in Eagle Pass to the late Jesus Sifuentes, Sr. and Maria de la Luz Flores Sifuentes. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 18, at 1:15 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Memorial services were held Sunday, September 16, from 2 to 9 p.m. with ACTS Brother Valadez as organist and Adalina Hernandez as soloist. His neice’s daughter sang Amazing Grace. Interment was held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, in San Antonio. Rosary was held at Yeager- Barrera Mortuary with Father Richard of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Eagle Pass officiating. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” Martinez Sifuentes. The couple married on August 6, 1966 at Holy Family Church in San Jose, California by Rev. Charles J. McKee.

Thu
27
Sep

Natasha Villanueva

Natasha Jo Villanueva, 29, of Dilley, died on September 22, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born on February 15, 1989 in Dallas to Joe Delmiro Villanueva and Dalia Torres Ramirez. She is preceded in death by her grandparents. She is survived by Craig Garcia of Dilley; children, Aleida Rae Villanueva, Zacriah Francisco Garcia and Aza Starr Garcia; parents; sisters, Velina Villanueva and Lauradannon Gutierrez and husband JayR.; grandmother, Maria Ester Villanueva; two nieces; five nephews along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 26, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapel in Dilley from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 27, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at the Dilley Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Royal Oaks Funeral Chapel in Dilley.

Thu
20
Sep

Eliadina Garcia

Eliadina G. Garcia, 76, of Dilley, died on September 16, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 3, 1941 in Dilley to Adan Garcia Jr. and Cecilia Salas Garcia. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marcelino Garcia Sr.; daughter, Yolanda Stella Zepeda and parents. She is survived by her children, Rogelio David Garcia and wife, Carmen of Grand Prairie, and Marcelino Garcia Jr. and wife, Claudia of Dilley; siblings, Elva Garcia, Erubiel Garcia and wife, Liz and Noe Garcia and wife, Sylvia; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews. Pallbearers included, Erubiel Garcia, Noe Garcia, Domingo Salas, Cesar Mata, Andrew Garcia, David Esqueda, Armando Gaona Jr., Silvano Obregon and Erubiel Garcia Jr. Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 19, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, September 20, at St.

Thu
20
Sep

Maria Martinez

Maria C. Martinez, 87, of Dilley, died on September 12, 2018 in Pearsall. She was born on September 19, 1930 in Melon, to Juan Cabasos and Gomecinda Cantu Cabasos. She is preceded in death by her husband, Juan L. Martinez; son, Librado Martinez; parents; and siblings, Sabas Cabasos, Silvestre Cabasos, Victoria Rodriguez, Nativida Cabasos and Rafaela Rodriguez. She is survived by her children, Maria Elena Rodriguez and husband, Ricky of Dilley, Nolberto “Betin” Martinez of Pearsall, Anna Louisa Aleman and husband, Jose of San Antonio, Juan C. Martinez Jr. and wife, Kelli of Rockwell, Luis C. Martinez of Pearsall and J Prajedes C. Martinez and wife, Liza of Dilley; 28 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Monday, September 17, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dilley from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass was celebrated on Tuesday, September 18, at St.

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