Palito Blanco Community- Jose I. Cadena, 94 years old passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at his residence after a long illness. He was a United States Army veteran having served during WWII. He was a retired farmer and rancher all his life. He loved playing his accordion and loved spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, uncle and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio and Antonia R. Cadena, his wife, Julia Dekok Cadena and four sons, Felix, Jesus, Jose and Thomas Cadena. He is survived by his six sons, Carlos Cadena of Palito Blanco Community, Ernesto (Katherine) Cadena of Rivera, Texas, David Cadena and Juan (Vanessa) Cadena both of Alice, Texas, Rodolfo (Lionicia) Cadena of Rivera, Texas and Michael (Zulema) Cadena of Palito Blanco Community and one daughter, Sofia Rodriguez of Green Acres, Texas, three brothers, Chano Cadena and Ernesto Cadena both of Alice, Texas and Raymundo (Beatrice) Cadena of Fort Worth, Texas and one sister, Raquel (Luis) Arredondo of Alice, Texas, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visitation will be private. Rosary will be recited Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in Alice, Texas. Funeral Service to be conducted on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas. Military Services will be conducted by the United Veteran's Burial Association of Alice, Texas and burial will follow at Garcia Cemetery at La Esperanza Ranch.
Jose A. “Joey” Sanchez, Jr. passed away on Monday March 16, 2020 in an Alice Nursing Home. Joey held many jobs such as, Carpentry, Oilfield, and many others. He is preceded in death by his wife Odilia C. Sanchez, two brothers Javier and Albert Sanchez, paternal grandparents Abraham and Emilia Sanchez, maternal grandparents Dolores and Vicenta Alcala, numerous other whom will always be in our prayers. Joey is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Jose “Pepe” Sanchez of Alice, one brother Johnny (Norma) Sanchez of Alice, two sisters Teresa (Antonio) Solis of Hebbronville, Irma (Andre) Arredondo of Austin, several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home of Alice with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church and Burial will follow at the New Collins Cemetery in Alice, Texas. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home- Alice entrusted with the arrangements.
On Saturday, March 14, 2020 Alicia C. Carrillo passed from this life at the age of 90 years.
Alicia was born on August 7, 1929 in San Diego, Texas the daughter of Albino and Alicia
S. Canales. After moving to Benavides with her family she graduated high school in 1947. She married her high school sweetheart Octavio Carrillo in 1950. They lived in San Antonio, Kingsville, and Benavides throughout their marriage. They raised a son, Abelardo and 2 daughters, Rosa and Carrie.
After retirement, Alicia along with her husband moved back to Benavides and volunteered at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church where she became a Catholic Daughter. After the death of her husband she resided in Calallen and volunteered at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church assisting her daughter providing Holy Communion to shut-in parishioners and residents of River Ridge Nursing Home.
Alicia was a gifted seamstress sewing most of her young children’s clothing as well as dance costumes for her niece Azalia.
Alicia was also known for her excellent cooking, preparing home-cooked meals for her family daily as well as family favorites like thanksgiving dressing, menudo, and tamales.
Fortunately, Alicia and her husband Octavio recorded these recipes and shared them with their family. These recipes are a cherished part of the family memories.
Alicia was loved by ALL who knew her, family, co-workers, neighbors, and her children’s friends. All have fond memories of her kindness, generosity, and her easy laugh. Her love was felt by all who had the fortune of knowing her. C.S. Lewis wrote that “Joy is the serious business of heaven.” After her long illness, Alicia is now in Christ’s joyful presence.
Alicia’s family would like to express heartfelt gratitude for the loving care she received from the staff and care givers at River Ridge Nursing Home.
Alicia is survived by her beloved children Abelardo Carrillo (Hilda), Rosa Carrillo (David O. Gonzalez), and Carrie Heckman (Dr. Michael Heckman), grandchildren Mark Gonzalez (Carly Surratt), Katie Phillips (Ryan), Elizabeth Reyes (Michael), Liana Gonzalez (Ansel Schulenberg), Andrew Heckman, and Christopher Heckman, 3 great grandchildren, a niece and nephew raised as her siblings Dr. Angel Saenz, Jr. and Azalia Perez, along with numerous other nephews and nieces.
Alicia is preceded in death by her beloved husband Octavio Carrillo, her parents Alicia
S. and Albino Canales, brothers Liborio Canales, F.H. Canales, Binny Canales, a sister Lilia C. Saenz.
*Due to the COVID-19 threat all services for Alicia C. Carrillo are canceled by the family. Family will hold a private service.*
Rosita, Texas: Homero V. " Droopy" Cantu passed away at the age of 76, on March 6, 2020 in a Corpus Christi Hospital. Homero graduated from San Diego ISD class of 1962. He joined the Army during the Vietnam Era. He earned his Masters of Art degree from Sam Houston University and was the agriculture teacher at San Diego ISD for many years. He also worked as an Agriculture Extension Officer in another county. Homero is preceded in death by his parents Santiago C. Cantu and Susana Valerio Cantu, one brother Oscar Cantu. Survivors include one brother Arnoldo Cantu, and one sister Rebecca C. Davila several nieces and nephews.
All services for Homero V. "Droopy" Cantu" have been postponed for a later date.
On Friday, February 28, at 11:28am, Ysidro Benavides Gonzalez passed away at the age of 80. He was born to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Fortino Benavides Gonzalez on November 4, 1939 in San Diego, Texas. He served his country with honors during the Vietnam Era and spent his life working in South Texas supporting his family in La Parrita. He is survived by his beloved children Sandra, Christina, Graciela, Ysidro Jr., Theodoro, and John Robert (nephew), his beloved sweetheart Idalia Rodriguez Cantu, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, his sisters, Minerva G. Salinas, Rosa G. Hanna, Lucia Gonzalez and a brother, Oscar B. Gonzalez. He is preceded by his parents, his loving son Eduardo Gonzalez, and his brothers Gustavo and David Gonzalez. Siempre te recordaremos en nuestros corazones.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home- San Diego with a Prayer Service to be recited at 7:00 p.m. the same evening. Funeral Service will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home-San Diego at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Gonzalez Family Cemetery in La Parrita. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. in charge of arrangements.
On February 14th, 2020, Our wonderful and beloved Delia Diaz Garcia, 93, succumbed to this temporary earthly life and peacefully gave up her spirit to the Lord while surrounded by her loved ones in her Duval County home. She was born on October 25th, 1926 in San Diego, Texas and was preceded in death by her husband, Baldemar (Bo) R. Garcia, her parents Santiago Diaz, Sr. and Elida Serna Diaz of San Diego, Texas, a sister, Emma Diaz Gonzalez, and three brothers; Santiago Diaz, Jr, Blas Diaz and Roel Diaz. The eldest of 9 siblings, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She is survived by her son, Alfonso (Poncho) Garcia (Anna), her sister, Melida Diaz Tamplet and brother Ruben (Liliana) Diaz, Sr as well as scores of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Delia worked for the Corpus Christi City Hall and retired as a Data Processing Supervisor. Long known for her love of animals as well as all of mankind, she always ensured that the least of us; whether for a stranger or a wounded kitten, was provided for fully with all of her personal strength and resources to ensure their healing or abatement of hunger; especially to those she knew and loved. Delia was the matriarch and shining star of our family, always the beacon of love and hope. She continuously remained faithful to God as she administered faith, love and charity toward all mankind; giving with no regard to her own condition and personal countenance. God chose Delia to be His special ambassador on earth and through His Son Jesus Christ, she lived and accomplished her blessed mission here on earth. Though she will be sorely missed by her friends and family, we all feel comforted knowing that Heaven gained a beautiful, new angel and will continue to dance on that glorious, eternal dance floor. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. the same evening. All Services will conclude after Rosary. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. in charge of arrangements.
Benavides, Texas: Alejandro L. Perez passed away on Feb. 7, 2020 in a Kingsville Nursing Home. He was born in Realitos, Texas to Geronimo and Eufemia L. Perez on August 26, 1930. He worked for the Benavides Ind. School district for 28 years and also worked for the Knolle Dairy Farms and was an oilfield worker. He enjoyed listening to music, loved to dance and loved raising his farm animals. Alejandro was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents Geronimo and Eufemia L. Perez, two sons Albert Perez, and Nasario Perez, daughter-in-law Ermelinda Perez, numerous brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 69 years Raquel C. Perez of Benavides, two sons Alejandro (Idolina) Perez Jr., of Houston, Leonel Perez of Roma, three daughters Eufemia (Jose) A. Garza and Ninfa (Jose) Alaniz both of Benavides and Norma (Bobby) Cavazos of Kingsville, 20 grandchildren ,numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Pallbearers: Bobby Perez, Eric Alaniz, Nasario Rene Perez, Albert Perez Jr., Leonel Perez Jr., and Tres Avelar. Special Thanks to Kingsville Nursing Home and Gracia Hospice for all their special care they provided to our family. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at 5 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that same evening. Funeral procession will be leaving Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home to Benavides Cemetery on Wednesday, Feb.12, 2020 at 10:00 am. with a Gravesite service at 10:30 a.m. at the Benavides Cemetery. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the services.
San Diego, Texas Servando Sanchez 88 years old passed away on January 27, 2020 at his residence in San Diego. Servando was a Construction worker all his life. He was a loving husband, Dad, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and friend to so many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents German and Maria Sanchez, two sons Arturo Sanchez and Servando Sanchez Jr., one daughter Virgie Ramirez. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Juanita T. Sanchez of San Diego, five daughters Gloria (Raul) Rivera of Kansas, Irene (David) Gonzalez, Alicia (Ruben) Gonzalez, Norma (Ruben) Suarez, Belinda (Robert) Molina all of San Diego, one sister Lydia Sanchez of San Diego, 31 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at 4p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 31, 2020 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church and burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery. Active Pallbearers: Danny Garza, David Sanchez, Celestino Garza, Rene Sanchez, Mando Camarillo Jr., Arturo Sanchez Jr. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements.
Alice-Alfonso S. Chavez, 77 years old passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at an Alice hospital. He was a graduate of William Adams High School. He was a retired employee from the AISD as a printer. He was a member of the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council 15760 and an usher at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Alfonso was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will sadly be missed by all. He is preceded in death by his parents, Salvador and Manuela Gonzalez Chavez, and his son, Alfonso Chavez, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Virginia C. Chavez of Alice, three daughters, Angelica Chavez of Lexington, South Carolina, Ana Luisa (David) Silva of Alice and Laura (Chris) Uribe of San Antonio, two sisters, Aida (Jesse) Buentello of Alice and Anita Garcia of Benavides, ten grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in Alice, 600 So. Wright St., Alice, Texas 78332 with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice. Burial will follow at the Alice Cemetery in Alice, Texas. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
San Diego- Eudosio I. Morin 90 years of age was born on Nov. 15, 1929 to Victoria Ibarra Morin and Donato Morin Sr. He passed away on Jan. 21, 2020 surrounded by his family. Eudosio I. Morin was married to Minerva Perez Morin. Eudosio retired from numerous jobs, maintenance and upholstery. He was a devoted husband to his wife Minerva P. Morin for 72 years, and devoted father to his 6 children. He made many friends and touched the lives of many people throughout his 90 years of life. He is preceded in death by his parents Victoria and Donato Morin, Sr., brothers Donato Morin, Jr., Santos Morin, Guadalupe Morin and his wife of 72 years Minerva P. Morin, one granddaughter Nicole Neumann Rabe. He is survived by his 6 children Eudoxcio Morin (Sally Geberet), Norma (Amadeo) Hernandez, Maria (Gilbert) Tovar, Carlos P. (Victoria) Morin, Sylvia (Donald) Neumann, and Tina M. (Larry) Trejo. 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home-San Diego with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego and burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery #2. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes are entrusted the arrangements.
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