Obituaries

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13
Dec

Herminia Martinez

Herminia “Minnie” Ortegon Martinez of Pearsall, Texas, died on December 8, 2018, in San Antonio.

She was born on March 17, 1944, in Hindes, Texas to Yndelicio Ortegon and Olivia Longoria.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jesus “Chuy” Elizondo Martinez, Sr.; parents; daughter, Maria Consuelo Martinez; sister, Maria Emma Pargas; brothers, Jesus”Chuy” Ortegon and Ernesto Ortegon.

Thu
13
Dec

Dwayne Ewald

Dwayne Lee Ewald died Sunday, December 9, 2018 in San Antonio.

He was born on August 26, 1950 in Luling, Texas to Lee Richard Ewald and Avis Marie Hurt Ewald.

Dwayne is preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Marie; his daughter, Kim Ewald Price; his sister, Patricia Reinhard, and his infant brother,Jeffrey Lynn.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda King Ewald; his children, Kurt Ewald, Kris Hall and husband James, Katy Benavides and husband Brian; eight grandchildren, Devon, Dalton, Samantha, Valarie, Owen, Jordan, Blake and Jaelyn.

Dwayne loved ministering for his Lord Jesus Christ thru the years. Most recently he was involved with Operation Christian Love.

Thu
06
Dec

Grit Smith

Grit Wylder Smith, born Friday November 30, 2018 in San Antonio, died Friday, November 30, 2018.

He is survived by his loving parents, Koy and Lyndsey Smith; siblings, Aiden Rhody and Sonora Smith, and his pony, Cuppie; grandparents, Lynn and DaSha McCelvey, Tina and Clarence Kahlig, David Smith and Audree Gierisch, along with numerous other relatives.

Private services will be held. Anyone wishing to sign the online guestbook, or issue condolences to the family may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com

Thu
06
Dec

Julio Sambrano

Julio Cesar Sambrano, 39, of Pearsall, died on November 28, 2018. He was born on April, 20, 1979 in Pearsall.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Jesus and Manuela Rodriguez.

He is survived by his parents, Alma Rosa Gutierrez and Ricky Rodriguez; siblings, Enrique Gutierrez and wife, Angelica of Kyle, Lesandro Gutierrez and wife, Jessica of San Antonio, Manuel Rodriguez and LeeAnn of Uvalde and Elizabeth Gutierrez Chapa and husband, Moses of San Antonio.

There were no services at the funeral home. Anyone Wishing to leave condolences may do so online.

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

Thu
06
Dec

Melida Castillo

Melida Campos Castillo died on November 26, 2018, at the age of 58. She was born on July 15, 1960 to Santiago R. and Josefa M. Campos.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Ramon Castillo; children, Monica Pedroso, Bianca Cantu, John Cantu and Jacob Cantu; grandchildren, Lupe Rodriguez III, Guianna Rodriguez, Rochelle Rodriguez, Gabriel Rodriguez, Jason Nunez Jr., Jalynn Nunez, Johnerik Cantu, Kaleb Cantu, Devin Cantu and Daniel Cantu; great-grandchildren, Jameson Ochoa and Madalyn Obregon; siblings, Jose Luis Campos, Rosemary Sanchez, Graciela Campos, Santiago Campos Jr. and Esperanza Campos; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation was held on Thursday, November 29, at Peters Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a Rosary at 10 a.m. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, November 29, at 12 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Internment followed at the Cristo Rey Cemetery.

Thu
06
Dec

Gilberto Carrizales

Gilberto Carrizales, 40, of Dilley, died on November 27, 2018 in Reeves County. He was born on August 20, 1978 in Dilley to Reynaldo Carrizales and Esperanza Zepeda Carrizales.

He is survived by his parents of Dilley; brother, Reynaldo Carrizales Jr. and wife, Veronica of San Antonio; Marie Garza, and nieces and nephews, Allison, Adrian, Carlos, Douglas and Katherine.

Visitation was held on Friday, November 30, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels-Dilley from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, December 1, 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 www.trevinoroyaloaks.com

Thu
06
Dec

Ramon Aranda

Ramon Jorge Aranda, 72, of Dilley, died on November 29, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born on May 10, 1946 in Colombia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Aguiles Aranda and Herlinda Gutierrez.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ismael Valdez.

He is survived by his wife, Oralia Aranda of Dilley; children, Ramon Jorge Aranda and wife, Elvia Martha of Natalia, Ruth Lidia Aranda, Elisa H. Ramirez and husband, Albert, Eric Aranda and wife, Cynthia and David Aranda, all of Dilley; brothers, Roberto Aranda and Leopoldo Valdez all of Dilley; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; along with numerouse nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Monday, December 3, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapel-Dilley from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a prayer service held at 7 p.m. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 4, at Belen Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Dilley Cemetery.

Thu
29
Nov

Jose Villarreal

Jose Manuel “Boy” Villarreal, died on October 24, 2018, at the age of 66 in Upland, California, after a short but hard-fought battle with cancer.

Boy was born on August 4, 1952 in Pearsall. He is preceded in death by his mother, Refugia “Cuca” Gonzales; his father, Jesus Villarreal; brother Patrick Villarreal and step-father Martin Gonzalez.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years; two sons; daughter; his sisters Virginia Villarreal of Immokalee, Florida, Amy Gonzales of Austin, Dorothy Gonzales of San Marcos; two brothers, Danny and John Villarreal of Pearsall; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in California.

Thu
29
Nov

Cirilo Martinez

Cirilo D. Martinez, age 79, of Pearsall, died Saturday, November 10, 2018, in Pearsall. He was born in Dilley on February 9, 1939, to Conception and Carmen Martinez.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Panfilo Martinez.

Cirilo is survived by his wife, Dominga Martinez of Pearsall; children, Arnulfo Garcia of Cut Off, Los Angeles, Barbie Arriazola and husband Joey of Pearsall, Jose Ramiro Garcia of Pearsall, Lorenza Martinez of San Antonio, Lorena Trevino of San Antonio; sisters, Cresencia Martinez, Esperanza Castillo, Irene Martinez, Mary Martinez, Feliz Martinez and Marcelina Martinez; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Tuesday, November 13, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pearsall.

Mass was celebrated Wednesday, November 14, 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pearsall, with interment following at Frio County Cemetery Pearsall.

Thu
29
Nov

Maria DeLeon

Maria Cantu DeLeon, 64, of San Antonio, originally of Pearsall, died on November 21, 2018. She was born on December 22, 1953 in Pearsall to Florentino DeLeon and Helena Cantu DeLeon.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Margarita Gonzales.

She is survived by her children, Michelle DeLeon and Juan Manuel Frausto both of San Antonio; brothers and sisters, Augustin DeLeon and wife Sandra, David DeLeon and wife Lourdes, Carlos DeLeon and wife Rosa, Carolina Ramon and husband Rene all of Pearsall, Daniel DeLeon and wife Mary of San Antonio and Irene DeLeon and husband Elijio of Yancy; granddaughter, Kamilla Frausto along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Monday, November 26, 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 Tuesday, November 27, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Frio County Cemetery.

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