Obituaries

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22
Feb

Marlin Hierholzer

Marlin Hierholzer, of Pearsall, died Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the age of 77. He was born June 3, 1940, in Karnes Co. to Benton and Emmie (Seiler) Hierholzer. He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Betty Raye Mize and his brother, Lyril Hierholzer. He is survived by his wife Marie Hierholzer of Pearsall; daughter, Janna Lappe of Buda; son, Jason Hierholzer of Pearsall; brothers, BF Hierholzer and Melvin Hierholzer both of Corpus Christi; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 24, at the First United Methodist Church in Pearsall. Services will conclude at the church. There will be no visitation at the Hurley Funeral Home prior to service. Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall.

Thu
15
Feb

Catarina R. Quinonez

Catarina R. Quinonez, of Pearsall, died Friday, February 9, 2018, at the age of 80. She was born February 19, 1937, in Pearsall to Juan and Guadalupe (Leal) Ramon. She is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jose Angel Quinonez; grandson, Gabriel Quinonez Jr.; brothers, Sabas Ramon Sr., Juan Ramon Jr and her sister, Juanita Deltoro. She is survived by her husband, Juan Quinonez of Pearsall; sons, Andres Quinonez of Grand Prairie, Raul Quinonez of Pearsall, Gabriel Quinonez of McDade, Texas, Juan Antonio Quinonez of Pearsall; daughters, Lupe Cachay of Irving, Maria Elena Quinonez of Pearsall and granddaughter, whom she raised as her own, Christina Cantu; sister, Eva Ramon of Pearsall; ten grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren. Visitation was held Sunday, February 11, 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.

Thu
15
Feb

Graciela Perales

Graciela Perales died on February 10, 2018, at the age of 60. She was born on July 3, 1957 to Domingo and Aurelia Roman. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Carmen Roman, Diana C. Roman and brother, Jesus Rodriguez. She is survived by her husband, Juan Roman Perales; children, Juan Ramon Perales Jr., Saul R. Perales, Orlando R. (Melissa) Perales, Lori P. (David W.) Wright, Jason Perales, Joel (Kasarah Alvarado) Perales and Joshua (Natalie) Perales; 23 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; siblings, Elida R. (Juan) Casillas, Maria Teresa Tellez, Carlos (Esmeralda) Roman and Jose (Maria) Rodriguez. Visitation was held on Wednesday, February 14, at Peters Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, February 15, at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed at the Cristo Rey Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla.

Thu
15
Feb

Guadalupe “Lupe” Flores

Guadalupe “Lupe” Flores, 62, died on Friday January 19, 2018. The youngest of 6 children, Lupe was born on August 20, 1955 to Rafael and Minnie Rodriguez. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Steven; daughter Felicia (Anthony); son Steve (Marissa); ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Ralph Rodriguez and David Rodriguez; sisters Elvira Mata, Maria Gloria Howard, and Ernestina Gallego; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was born in Pearsall, Texas and at age 4 she moved to Stockton, California. In the 9th grade she met the love of her life, Steven Flores. They were married for 43 years. A Visitation was held on Monday, January 29, from 4 p.m. tp 6 p.m. at De Young Memorial Chapel, Stockton followed by a Rosary at 6 p.m. A Chapel Service was held on Tuesday, January 30, at 11 a.m. at De Young Memorial Chapel followed by a Committal at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery.

Thu
08
Feb

Belma Torres

Belma Torres, 48 of Pearsall, died on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. She was born on November 8, 1969 in Pearsall. She is preceded in death by her father, Salvador Torres She is survived by her husband Jose Angel Ramos of Pearsall; children, Dakota Ramos, Aaron Ramos, Jose Angel Ramos II and wife Jennifer and Samuel Ramos; brothers and sisters, Ricardo Aguilar and wife Gilda, Albert Torres and wife Janie, Salvador Torres Jr., Fabian Torres, Stephanie Gonzalez and husband Tony, Misty Palos and husband Eddie, Sade Torres, Leroy Aguilar and Veronica Aguilar; her step grandchildren, Samuel, Elijah, Alina, Issac, Deseray, Delise and Jose Angel III; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation was held on Friday, February 2, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a prayer service recited at 7 p.m. Funeral service was held on Saturday, February 3, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels, 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Frio County Cemetery.

Thu
08
Feb

Gloria Anez Sotelo

Gloria Anez Sotelo, died on January 16, 2018 at the age of 90. She was born in Cotulla, on December 30, 1927, to Josefina (Gonzalez) and Rosendo Anez. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ignacio A. Sotelo Sr.; brother, Manuel Anez; sister, Angelita Anez; grandson Jeremy J. Sotelo and great grandson, Daniel Sotelo. She is survived by her sister Rosa Belia Anez; seven children, Ignacio Sotelo Jr., Rogelio “Roger” Sotelo, Gloria Linda (Max) Chmielewski, Edward Sotelo, Leticia (Roger) Wielgos, Richard (Diane) Sotelo and Jerry Sotelo; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Gloria met her husband, Ignacio in Cotulla. They married on Leap Year, February 29, 1948, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. They lived in Cotulla for seven years, having three of their seven children born in Cotulla. They moved to the Chicagoland area where the remaining four children were born and raised. After retiring they moved back to Cotulla in 1979.

Thu
08
Feb

Lorenzo “Shorty” Ramirez

Lorenzo “Shorty” Ramirez, 93, of Huntsville, Arkansas, formerly of Pearsall died at his home surrounded by his family on January 7, 2018. He was born September 11, 1924, in Pearsall to Pedro Ramirez and Marta Juarez Salines. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Cuca, to whom he was married 71 years; as well as his daughter, Yuca; and son-inlaws, Wayne Knapton and Pat Beeler. He is survived by his brother, Pedro Ramirez, of Merkel, Texas; two sisters, Cande Camacho of Pearsall, and Magdalene Haco of Anson, Texas; eight sons and daughter-in-laws, Cato and Shirley Ramirez, Jr.

Thu
08
Feb

Herbert I. Garfield

Herbert I. Garfield, 80, of Dilley, died on Friday, February 2, 2018. He was born on May 4, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York. He is preceded in death by parents Lou Garfield and Rose Garfield. He is survived by wife Lourdes Garfield; sons Alexander Garfield, Phillip N. Garfield and Herbert Isaac Garfield; daughters Laurie Garfield Johnson, Adelina R. Garfield, Pilar L. Garfield, Mirell Alexis Valdez, and Celia G. Aboytia-Aranda; and by grandchildren Alexandria Darby of Atlanta, Georgia, and Gage Garfield of San Antonio. Garfield served in the US Army and retired as a major with honors. He went on to serve as a family physician in Dilley, Pearsall and Cotulla, and earned the love and respect of many generations of patients, friends and family, dedicating his life to the profession in order to honor the calling that he loved all of his life. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, at Puente and Sons Funeral Chapels, 3520 S. Flores St.

Thu
08
Feb

Jose Lopez Garcia

Jose Lopez Garcia, died February 2, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born to Abel and Epifania Lopez. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Guillermo Lopez; daughter, Alma Oralia Lopez and granddaughter, Leslie Ann Funes. He is survived by his siblings; Antonio, Abel, Florencio Lopez, Dolores, Socorro Espinoza, Herlinda (Arturo) Lozano; wife, Josefina Lopez; children, Juan Ramon Lopez, Epifania Lopez, Carmen (Manuel) Soto, Josie (Abel) Espinoza, Jose Felix (Leticia) Funes, Lori (Jose) Gonzalez, Gerardo (Veronica N.) Lopez, Juan Angel Guevara, Esmeralda (Santos) Gonzalez, Lee Lopez, Tyrone (Ruby) Lopez and Jeremiah Lopez; 42 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 6,at Peters Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, February 7, at 9 a.m. at Peters Funeral Home.

Thu
08
Feb

Jack Delbert Curtis

Jack Delbert Curtis died on January 31, 2018, at the age of 86. He was born in Cotulla, on October 16, 1931, to Martin Delbert and Effie Stephenson Curtis. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Charlotte Stricker Curtis; sister Annie Holcomb; and brotherin- law Bill Cogburn. Jack is survived by his children, Cheryl Stroud (Billy) of Hondo, Jackie Stoner (Tom) also of Hondo, Jack Curtis Jr. of Dripping Springs; his grandchildren Curtis, Chandler and Carson Stoner, Carly and Kendall Stroud, and Treyce and Cooper Curtis; his sisters Bettie Curtis Cogburn and Linda Curtis Hayes; his brother Paul Curtis (Diane); along with numerous nieces and nephews. After graduating from High School as a standout athlete, he competed at the college level in both basketball and football. For many years, he enjoyed his reunions with his A&I classmates. Jack was called to serve in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.

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