Katherine Lois Miller Fiedler died on March 19, 2017. Katy as she was often called, was born on July 1, 1928 in Harlingen, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Lydia Miller; brother, Herbert Miller; husband, Herbert Fiedler, Jr. and their daughter Cecelia Fiedler Ramirez.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Paula Fiedler, Herbert Fiedler III, Harold Fiedler, Fred Fiedler, Cynthia Fiedler Chan and husband Leo Chan, Anne Fiedler and Martha Fiedler McLeod and her husband Scott McLeod; two granddaughters Katrina McLeod and Lydia Chan; brother Frank Miller; along with many friends and extended family members across Texas.
Samuel Fonseca, 97, died on March 18, 2017. He was born to Adan B. Fonseca and Seferina C. Fonseca in Divot, He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings David Fonseca, Florencio Fonseca, Moses Fonseca, Isaias Fonseca, Saul Fonseca, Sara Mata, Juanita Sanchez and Inocencia Valdez . He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Maria Fonsesca of Dilley; sons, Fidel Fonseca and wife Karen of Alabama and Mike Fonseca and wife Joann of Illinois; brothers and sisters, Abram Fonseca and wife Tina of Dilley, Jose Fonseca and wife Ofelia of San Antonio, Eva Moreno of Dilley and Elida Castillo of San Antonio; along with five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Jack C. Ivy, 79 of Three Rivers, originally of Dilley, died on March 18, 2017 at his home. He was born on September 28, 1937 in Ballinger, Texas to Bill Ivy and Willa V. Gentry.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Lela Jo Ivy; parents; sister, Velma Runnion; brother, Joe Harold Ivy and grandson, Chris Ivy.
He is survived by his children, Jacky Ivy and wife Pam of Three Rivers, Sandra Harper of George West and Kelly Ivy and wife Jan of San Antonio; along with eight grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at the Dilley Baptist Church with a prayer service held at 1 p.m. Interment followed at the Dilley Cemetery Arrangements were under the direction of Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels www.trevinoroyaloaks.com
Amador M. Ruiz, age 80, of Pearsall died Friday, March 17, 2017 in Pearsall.
He was born on April 30, 1936 in Woodward, Texas to Amado and Lilia (Martinez) Ruiz.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert Ruiz and Ramiro Ruiz and his sister, Dominga Garcia.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Gonzalez Ruiz of Pearsall; children, Luis Angel Ruiz and wife Gloria of San Antonio, Nora Elda Martinez and husband Albert of San Antonio, Lauro Ruiz and wife Sally of San Antonio, Lisa Puente and husband Antonio Jr. of Houston, and Amador Ruiz Jr. and wife Melba of Pearsall; sisters, Petra Salinas of Dilley, Rosa Olivares of Edinburg, Elva Saldivar of Von Ormy, and Sofia Campos of Glenview, Illinois; 14 grandchildren and 20 greatgrandchildren.
Sylvia Jaimes Villarreal, of Cotulla, died on March 16, 2017 at the age of 76 after a long illness.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Eliseo and Armando and son, John Frank Villarreal.
She is survived by her brothers Lupe (Iona), Carlos (Aurora), George (Dorithy), Jesus (Velma), Abel (Imelda), Gilbert (Corina), husband of 57 years, Nino Villarreal; son Anthony Villarreal (Theresa) of Corpus Christi and David Villarreal of Del Rio along with three grandchildren, Catherine Villarreal, Anthony Joseph Villarreal, and John Paul Villarreal.
Ramona C. Luna, age 87, of Pearsall, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 in San Antonio.
She was born in Pearsall on April 24, 1929 to parents, Victor and Santos (Santellano) Cavazos.
She is preceded in death by her husband Luciano B. Luna and her parents.
She is survived by her children, Luciano C. Luna and wife Dora, Arnulfo C. Luna and wife Carmen, Dolores Luna Sanchez and husband Valdemar, Mary Luna Vinton, Yolanda Luna Ramos and husband Simon, Gloria Luna Elizondo and husband Benito, Ray C. Luna and wife Nelda and Anna Luna Hernandez and husband Mike all of Pearsall; thirty-seven grandchildren, seventy-six great-grandchildren and eleven great-great- grandchildren.
Esequiel (Mike) Garcia Jr. died on March 4, 2017, at the age of 74. He was born on April 4, 1942 to Esequiel Sr. and Manuela Garcia.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Olga Chavera.
He is survived by his wife, Belinda Garcia; siblings, Ofelia Garcia, Mary (Edward) Koraleski and Arturo (Ester) Garcia; children, Anthony (Trish) Garcia, Mike (Monica) Garcia, Linda (Mark) Holwerda, Kristy (Charley) Diaz, Esequiel Garcia III, Christopher (Arum) Garcia, Elizabeth Ann Garcia and Celsa Oralia Garcia; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Esequiel “Mike”, as he was known to family and friends was an avid outdoorsman. When not busy working, he spent time hunting, target shooting with his kids and making deer jerky. He loved to weld and took pride in the BBQ pits he made for his family and friends. He was also a proud member of the NRA and the Knights of Columbus.
John S. Castillo Sr., 65 of San Antonio, originally of Dilley, died on March 5, 2017. He was born on March 27, 1951 in Dilley to Frank Castillo and Ester Solis Castillo.
He is preceded in death by parents.
He is survived by his children, Anabel Benavidez, San Juanita Saldana and husband Able, John Castillo Jr., Adrian Castillo and wife Ana; brothers and sisters, Frank Castillo II, Yolanda Trevino, Nelda Gandra, Simon Castillo, Bobby Castillo, George Castillo, Maria Louisa Davila; grandchildren, Juan Pablo Ponce, Yessica Ponce, Diego Cervantes, Antonio Cervantes, Yoselyn Cervantes, Alexis Saldana, Isabella Saldana, Peyten Saldana, Janelle Castillo, Anthony Castillo, Ariana Castillo, Carlos Castillo, and Angle Castillo; along with numerous, nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Thursday, March 9, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapel-Dilley from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Edwin Frank Boehl died on March 7, 2017. He was born on October 26, 1940 in Goliad, Texas to Fredrick and Viola Boehl.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters Elaine Pennington, La Nell Boehl, Lydia Paula Boehl; his brother Marvin “Tree” Boehl; nephew, Michael Pennington, and grandparents Edwin Otto and Lydia Urban Boehl and Frank, Gusta Lednicky Boehl and sister in law, Agnes Allen.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years Carol Toalson of Pearsall; son, Bryson and daughter-in-law, Tami Boehl of Prairieville, Louisiana; daughter and son-in-law, Sanesa and Bryan Howard of Goliad; granddaughters Carlee and Mylee Howard, Abbigal Boehl and grandson Garrison Boehl; his sisters Esther Phillips and Ingrid Fossler; brothers Douglas and Richard (Cyndi) Boehl, all of Victoria; brother-in-law and sister-law Marlin and Marie Hierholzer, brother-in-law George Allen and a host of nieces and nephews.
Linda Gomez Aguilera, 46 of Pearland, died on Sunday March 5, 2017 in Pearland, TX.
She was born on June 29, 1970 in San Antonio, to Leonardo Gomez and Gloria Garcia Gomez.
She is preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her husband, Eduardo Aguilera; children, Brandon Lee Gomez Ariaza, April LeeAnn Gomez Flores and husband Benjamin of Houston, Eduardo Gomez Aguilar Jr., Crystal Renee Gomez Aguilera; her Mother, Gloria Garcia Gomez of Dilley; brother, Leonardo Gomez Jr. Sister; Esperanza Gomez Gutierrez & Jr. of Pasadena.
Visitation was held on Friday March 10, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapel-Dilley from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Funeral service was held on Saturday March 11, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 10 a.m. Interment followed at the St. Mary Cemetery in Dilley.