Obituaries

Thu
17
Jan

Derrick Martinez

Derrick Martinez, 29 of Pearsall, died on January 7, 2019. He was born on December 25, 1989 in San Antonio to Ismael P. Martinez Sr. and Mary A. Ramos Martinez.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Simon Ramos and Angelita Ramos.

He is survived by his children, Makaylee Marie Martinez and Aundrick James Ibarra; parents, Ismael Sr. and Mary Martinez; brother, Ismael Martinez Jr. and wife Monica; Michelle Nieto; nieces and nephews, Lexy Gutierrez, Deshawn Ramirez, Thalia Martinez and Ruben Martinez; step-children, Kiandra Nieto, Kabrina Nieto, Katalina Nieto and Kylie Nieto.

Visitation was held on Friday, January 11, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapel from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a prayer service held at 7 p.m. Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 12, at Mission De La Pentecostes, Derby, 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Pearsall Cemetery.

Thu
17
Jan

Juan Maldonado

Juan Maldonado died on January 1, 2019 at the age of 65. He was born on July 12, 1953 to Ignacio and Dolores Maldonado.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Ignacio Maldonado Jr., Homero Maldonado and Leonel Maldonado.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Maldonado; children, Frankie J. De Los Santos, Maria Annabel (Christopher) Hearn, Juan Jose Maldonado Jr., Bertha Maldonado, Erica (Victor Soto) Maldonado, Jose Maldonado and Hernan Maldonado; siblings, Sabas (Bertha) Maldonado, Leonardo (Maria Elena) Maldonado, Ofelia (Roberto) Rosales and Soestr (Patricia Overstreet) Maldonado; 19 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation was held on Monday, January 7, at Peters Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Internment will follow at a later date.

Thu
10
Jan

Rojelio Salinas

Rogelio Garza Salinas, age 71, died Monday, December 31, 2018, in Pearsall. He was born in Pearsall on May 26, 1947, to Pedro and Manuela (Garza) Salinas.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alicia Guajardo; brothers, Alfredo Salinas, Rodolfo Salinas and Lucas Salinas.

Rogelio is survived his wife, Maria J. Acosta De Salinas of Pearsall; sons, Rogelio Salinas II and wife, Virginia of San Antonio, Peter Salinas and wife, Erica of Pearsall; daughters, Melissa Adame and husband, Adam of Victoria, Krystal Salazar and husband, Israel of Victoria, Ashley Salinas and husband, John of Round Rock; stepchildren, George Acosta and wife, Laurie, Melissa Mendoza and husband, Paulo; brother, Gilberto Salinas and wife, Belen of San Antonio; sisters, Ofelia Perez, Teresa Maldonado and husband, Edward, Lydia Martinez and husband, Lucio all of Pearsall, Ester Salinas of Austin; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Thu
10
Jan

Pablo Perales

Pablo V. Perales, died on December 26, 2018 at the age of 86. He was born on April 2, 1932 to Lucas and Angelita Perales. He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Jesse Perales, Roberto Perales; grandchild, Melissa Estrada; siblings, Blasita Alvarez, Julian Perales, Juanita Herrera, Senovio Perales Sr., Ramiro Perales and Lucas Perales Jr. Pablo is survived by the mother of his children, Martha Vasquez; children, Juan (Carmen) Perales, Pablo “Palomo” Perales Jr., Mario Teresa (Jose Martin) Lara, Agustin (Guadalupe) Perales and Ruben Perales; 17 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; daughter in law, Josie Perales. Visitation was held on Friday, January 4, at Peters Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 5, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed at the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home of Cotulla.

Thu
03
Jan

Bruce Ingram

Bruce Monroe Gideon Ingram, died at his home in New Braunfels, early Christmas morning, Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at the age of 88, surrounded by his family.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Robert Ingram (1996) and Rowland Ingram (1998).

Thu
03
Jan

Joe Gonzalez

Joe Antonio “George” Gonzalez, 56 of Pearsall, died on December 16, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born on October 21, 1962 in Brownsville, to Antonio Gonzalez and Yolanda Olmos Viesca.

He is preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Jacobo Gonzalez of Pearsall; children, Ruben Antonio Gonzalez and Mary Jo of Dilley, Juanita Veronica Fonseca and Rausel of Dilley, Joe Anthony Guzman of Pearsall, Toni Vinton and Christopher of Pearsall, Jorge Gonzalez of Dilley, and Julius Gonzalez of Dilley; stepchildren, Brandy Nicole Santos, Robert Santos Jr., Mikey Miquel Santos and Deon Lee Santos; siblings, Toby Gonzalez and Sylvia of Pearsall, Leticia and Pablo Alirez of Devine, Brandy Rose Beverlin and David Olmos of Pearsall; along with numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Friday, December 21, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary held at 7 p.m.

Thu
03
Jan

Leticia Fuentes

Leticia Campos Fuentes, 48 of Pearsall, died on December 14, 2018 in San Antonio.

She was born on September 22, 1970 in Uvalde to Adolfo Campos Jr. and Maria Elena Campos.

She is preceded in death by her nephew, Romaldo Trevino and uncle, Carlos “Monkey” Campos.

She is survived by her husband, Ricardo DeLeon of Pearsall; sons, Fermin Fuentes Jr. and Ricardo Raul Fuentes both of Pearsall; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolfo and Maria Campos of Encinal; brothers and sisters, Rachel C. Morales and husband Ramiro of Pearsall, Angie Banda and huband Anselmo of Pearsall, Ana Jane Trevino and husband Romaldo of Pearsall, Juan Jesus Campos of Encinal, Yolanda Campos of Encinal, Gloria Palma of Pearsall and Adolfo “Chico” Campos III of Encinal.

Visitation was held on Monday, December 17, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a prayer service held at 7 p.m.

Thu
03
Jan

Mary Fitch

Mary Frances Rouse Fitch, age 89 of Pearsall, died Friday, December 21, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on January 9, 1929, to Alton Dee and Johnie Mae (Brownlie) Rouse. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Walter Edward Fitch. Mary is survived by her son, Matt Fitch and wife Sheiladawn of Pearsall; daughters, Sandy Gutierrez and husband Ray of Pearsall, Lyn Applewhite and husband Billy of Pearsall, Susie Ambrose and husband Wayne of Schertz; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, December 28, in the First United Methodist Church in Pearsall with Rev. David Batchelor officiating, followed by burial at Pearsall Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the First Methodist Church, 507 E. San Antonio, Pearsall, Texas 78061. There will be no visitation at Hurley Funeral Home prior to service. Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall.

Thu
27
Dec

Antonio Maldonado

Antonio C. “Tony” Maldonado, age 76, of Moore, died on Friday, December 14, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born August 30, 1942, in Moore to Trinidad and Frances (Cubriel) Maldonado.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Fernando Maldonado.

Antonio is survived by his wife Mary Snow Maldonado of Moore; son, Anthony Trinidad Maldonado of Moore; daughters, Arlene Frances Coury of San Antonio, Audrey Ann Gonzales of Derby; sisters, Roberta Davila of Austin, Beatrice Diaz of Moore; grandchildren, Camaran Perez and wife Shavonna, Autumn Snow Dufner and husband Corey, Nikita Wadell Coury, Caleb Lee Gonzales and wife Amber, Joshua Wayne Gonzales, Krystal Marieda Gonzales, Anthony Tyler Maldonado; two great- grandchildren, Camden Owen Dufner, Anua Snow Perez and two more on the way.

Thu
20
Dec

Juanita Ruiz

Juanita G. Ruiz of Pearsall, died Monday, December 10, 2018, in Humble, Texas.

She was born in Cotulla on May 16, 1934, to Gorgonio and Bentura (Diaz) Gonzalez.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Amador Ruiz; her parents and her sister, Alicia Melendrez.

Juanita is survived by her sons, Luis Angel Ruiz and wife Gloria of Floresville, Amador Ruiz Jr. and wife Melba of Pearsall, Lauro Ruiz and wife Sally of San Antonio; daughter, Lisa Puente and husband Antonio Jr. of Humble, Nora Elda Martinez and husband Albert of San Antonio; sisters, Aurdra Trejo and Elodia Valle both of San Antonio; 14 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren.

Visitation was held Sunday, December 16, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Memorial Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, December 17, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pearsall. Services concluded at the church.

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