Obituaries

Thu
29
Nov

Enrique Briseno

Enrique Elizondo Briseno, 70, of Pearsall, died on November 20, 2018. He was born on January 4, 1948 in Pearsall to Pedro Briseno and Apolonia Elizondo Briseno.

He is preceded in death by his father and brothers, Jimmy Briseno and Uvaldo Briseno.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Davila Briseno; children, Rebecca Briseno of Irving and Juan Enrique Briseno of Pearsall; mother, Apolonia E. Briseno of Pearsall; siblings, Pete Briseno, David Briseno, Pilo Briseno, Augustin Briseno, Diana Briseno and Johnny Briseno; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Friday, November 23, at Trevino Royal Funeral Chapel from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Services concluded at the chapel

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

Thu
15
Nov

Mary Jo Burleson

Mary Jo Burleson died on November 12, 2018 at the age of 91. She was born on March 5, 1927 to Henry Blakeley Yelvington and Anna Pauline Moore Yelvington in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and 5 brothers. She is survived by Mary Mason (James) of Pearsall, Rebecca Macalik (Tony) of Denton, Texas, Joseph Manson Burleson Jr. (Paula) of Pearsall; grandchildren, Trevor Burleson Mason (Austin), Joseph Manson Burleson III (Pearsall), Sean Braedon Macalik (Denton), Tonie Danielle Macalik (Denton); One sister Polly Posey (San Antonio); along with many nieces and nephews. She lived in many different places during her childhood since her father was in law enforcement and moved the family around quite a bit. They lived in Zapata, Laredo, and Sayers before settling in San Marcos. She graduated from San Marcos High School, and from Southwest Texas State Teacher’s College in 1950.

Thu
15
Nov

Juan Corona Jr.

Juan Vidal Corona Jr., 51 of Pearsall, died on November 5, 2018 in Pearsall surrounded by his family. He was born on June 26, 1967 in San Antonio to Juan Vidal Corona Sr. and Isabel Morales Corona. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife, Rose Selene Corona; children, Bidal “BJ” Juan Corona and Angelina Salazar, Kristina Marie Corona Gauna and Armando Jr., Kassandra Isabel Corona and Ambrosio Garza, Alvaro Samuel Corona and Diego Omar Corona all of Pearsall; brothers and sisters, Maria Nieto and husband Abel of Pearsall, Sonia Fuentes and Ramon of San Angelo, Esther Almaguer of Mission, Ray Corona of Beaumont and Amparo Corona of San Angelo; grandchildren, Isaiah Rey Soto, Adrian Corona, Anthony Corona, Krystlynn Carrizales, Riley Carrizales and Armando Gauna III; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Saturday, November 10, at Templo El Olivar from 2p.m. to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Thu
15
Nov

Teresa Gonzales

Teresa Lynn Powers Gonzales, age 52 of Ingleside, died Thursday, November 1, 2018, in Portland. She was born in Corpus Christi on September 16, 1966, to Robert Wayne Powers and Linda Lou Talbert. She is preceded in death by her father; her husband, Gregorio Gonzales Jr. She is survived by her sons, Matthew Ryan Cadena (Yvette), Johnny Ray Candena (Sheena), Joshua Aaron Cadena (Angela) all of Corpus Christi, Gregorio A. Gonzales III and Anthony A. Gonzales of Pearsall; her mother, Linda Lou Essary; brothers, George Allen Powers, Christopher James Essary all of Amarillo and Austin Wayne Powers of Lott; sisters, Donna Odom of Ingleside, Patricia Powers of Lott and 16 grandchildren. Visitation was held Saturday, November 10, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in the Catholic East Cemetery.

Thu
15
Nov

Delbert Morris

Delbert Loren Morris died on November 7, 2018, at the age of 93. Delbert was born to Madison (Matt) Morris and Gertrude Morris on August 9, 1925, in Armel Colorado. He was preceded in death by his wife Elnora; infant son, Frank Madison Morris; his parents Matt and Gertrude Morris; sisters and brothersin- law, Marie Stone and Phil Stone, Marilyn Bullard, and Robert Johnson; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jennie Lou See and Chester See, Nellie Ede and Woodrow Ede, Bessie Hossman and Curly Hossman, and Hugh Gray. He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth Morris and Marsha Morris of Tomball, Texas; granddaughter Emma Schoenemann of Livingston, Texas; his sister Carolyn Johnson of Lakewood, Colorado; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Frank and Dolly Gray of Miami. Delbert enlisted in the Navy, upon graduation from high school, where he was a radioman on the USS Pickens, a troop transport ship that delivered Marines to Iwo Jima.

Thu
15
Nov

Griselda Sambrano

Griselda Ida Sambrano, 74 of Dilley, died on November 8, 2018 in Devine. She was born on June 22, 1944 in Dilley to Willie Ortiz and Juanita M. Ruiz. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Rosa Campos and Hermilia Irma Benavides and great grandson Rodolfo Gonzales III. She is survived by her husband, Jesus H. Sambrano of Dilley; children, Soveida Gonzales and Franky Ayala, Melinda Sambrano and Victor Camarillo Jr., Mandy Ramirez and husband Buddy, Juanita Prado, Lydia Ann Sambrano and John Cantu, Nalberto Sambrano, Denise Diane Sambrano, Jessica Sambrano and Alberto Andrade and Roxan Sambrano and Steven Medrano; brothers and sisters, Alfonso Ortiz, Leonides Ortiz, Gilbert Ortiz, Ramon Ortiz, Raul Ortiz, Roberto Ortiz, Sylvia Jaco, Maria Ortiz and Yolanda Garcia; 23 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Monday, November 12, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapel-Dilley from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thu
15
Nov

Alejandrina Southmayd

Alejandrina Ramirez Southmayd died on Saturday morning, October 27th, 2018 at the age of 88. She is preceded in death by her husband Alden E. Southmayd Jr. and stepson Walter E. Southmayd (surviving wife Marilyn Southmayd of Alice), She is survived by her daughter Maria M. Southmayd; grandsons Alden E. Southmayd Sailler and Marcus B. Southmayd Sailler of San Antonio, stepchildren Barbara Southmayd Fiedler spouse Welton (Rusty) Fiedler of Temple, Alden E. Southmayd spouse Kandi Southmayd of Beeville, Martha Southmayd Wallace of Freer, and Sara Southmayd Ruiz spouse Patricio (Pat) Ruiz, IV of Mason; along with family and friends. She was a devoted Catholic. A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 10, at Peters Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. Internment will follow at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla. www.peters-fh.com

Thu
15
Nov

Carolyn Swenson

Carolyn Elizabeth (Carroll) Swenson, 83, of Austin, died on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. She was born on May 5, 1935 to Louis Joseph Carroll and Ruby (Dunn) Carroll. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ruby and Louis Carroll; her in-laws, FG and Carolyne Swenson; two older brothers, Robert and Paul; a niece, Barbara Dolgener; and her granddaughter, Hope. She is survived by her husband of nearly fifty-four years, Zack Swenson of Austin; her daughter and son-in-law, Sharolyn and Duke Browning of Austin; her son, Steven FG Swenson of Austin; her granddaughters, Navy (living and working in Tanzania) and Summer Browning of Austin; her siblings with their spouses: L.J. and Helen Carroll of Pearsall; Rosemary and Milton Tater of Inez; Bill and Fran Carroll of Dilley; and Margaret Ann and Craig Siegfried of Easton, Pennsylvania; and thirteen nieces and nephews and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 1 at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Rev.

Thu
08
Nov

Lucio Aguilar Aranda

Lucio Aguilar Aranda, 81 of Pearsall, died on November 2, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 3, 1937 in Derby to Concepcion Aranda and Sabina Aguilar Aranda. He is preceded in death by his son, Lucio Aranda Jr.; parents and brother, Matilde Aranda. He is survived by his wife, Lucia Elizondo Aranda of Pearsall; children, Domingo Aranda of For Pierce, Florida, Rosa Aguilar and Juan, Emilio Aranda, Benito Aranda all of Okeechobee, Florida, Ricardo Aranda and Laura of Crestwood, Kentucky, Mary Aranda and J Ascencion of Jackson, Tenessee and Janie Gonzalez and Tomy of Pearsall;brother, Gregorio Aranda and Oralia of Pearsall; 29 grandchildren; along with numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 8, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 9, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 10 a.m.

Thu
08
Nov

Rodolfo Diaz Maldonado

Rodolfo Diaz Maldonado, 82 of Pearsall, died on November 3, 2018. He was born on September 22, 1936 in Pearsall to Estanislado Maldonado and Juanita Diaz. He is preceded in death by his parents, Estanislado and Margarita Maldonado and Juanita and Jose Gutierrez; siblings, Marcos Maldonado, Tomas Maldonado, Eliasar Maldonado, Samuel Maldonado, David Maldonado, Florinda L. Maldonado and Azalia Gutierrez; grandchildren, Michael Maldonado and Alyssa Jean Fenton.

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