San Diego, Texas - Amando "Doncho" Santos, 67 years old passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 after a long illness.
He was a construction worker, painter and a home provider. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Alicia M. Santos and one half brother, Armando Santos. He is survived by his son, Amando Rene Garcia of San Diego, Texas, two brothers, Hector (Patricia) Santos of Freer, Texas and Eddie (Jo Ann Flores) Santos of San Diego, Texas, two half brothers, Alonzo Santos, Jr. of Dallas, Texas and Luis Santos of Colorado, two sisters, Sandra (Wally) Villarreal of Ben Bolt, Texas and Gracie (Ricky) Garcia of San Diego, Texas, one half sister, Susie Bednarski of Dallas, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home-San Diego from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. All services will conclude after the Rosary. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. in charge of arrangements.
San Diego- Javier Martinez, Jr., of San Diego, Texas, went to be with our Lord on November 30, 2019, at 4:40 a.m. at Christus Spohn Hospital on Shoreline Dr. in Corpus Christi, TX., after battling a terminal illness for quite sometime.
Javier, Jr. was a 1990 Vaquero graduate and all-around athlete of San Diego High School. He attended Hill Junior College in Hiilsbro, TX. and Laredo Junior College where he pursued his passion of playing baseball. He worked in the oilfield industry for over 20 years performing various responsibilities. He was an avid Houston Astros Baseball fan. Javier, Jr., loved to go fishing and enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He could always bring a smile to everyones face with his sense of humor and sharp wit. Javier, Jr., looked forward to cuddling on the couch with his wife to watch the newest movie releases.
Javier, Jr., was born on December 30, 1971, in Alice, Texas to Javier Martinez, Sr. and Elma Garza Martinez.
Javier, Jr., is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Guadalupe Rubalcava Garcia, his maternal granparents, Federico and Eloisa H. Garza, his uncle Elias Martinez, his aunt Argelia (Angie) Garcia and his nephew Roberto R. Saenz, II.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, JoAnn Cardenas Martinez, Benavides, Tx., his daughter, Julissa M. Martinez and grandson, Ryan M. Casas, both of San Diego, Tx., his sisters, Debbie A. Gonzalez and Monica Barrera, also from San Diego, Tx., his father in law and mother in law, Mr. & Mrs. Tomas Cardenas, Jr., Benavides, Tx., sister-in-law, Patricia A. Trevino (Juan) Orange Grove, Tx., brother-in-law, Tomas Cardenas III (Virgina), Corpus Christi, Tx., his step-mom, Paula Martinez, of Brazoria, Tx. He leaves behind numerous nieces, a nephew, two grand-nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home-San Diego from- 5:00p.m.- 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. the same evening. Services will conclude after Rosary. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. in charge of arrangements.
San Diego- Ramona Sandoval Guzman 78 years of age passed away November 29, 2019 at her residence.
She was a loving mother of seven, grandmother of 20, great-grandmother of 34, a sister and aunt.
She enjoyed her gardening cooking, reading, dancing and spending time with her loved ones.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Estefana V. Sandoval one brother, two sisters and one grandson, Ricardo Israel Guzman Jr.
Survivors include, four sons Ramon I. Guzman, San Diego, Texas, Roberto I. Guzman, San Diego, Texas, Jose Manuel (Maricelia) Guzman, Ben Bolt, Texas, Ricardo I. ( Pamela) Guzman, San Diego, Texas, three daughters, Rosa I. Guzman, Arlington, Texas, Rachel I. (Joe Robert) Garcia, and Ruth I. (Gino) Edwards both of Austin, Texas, one brother, Ruben (Janie) Sandoval, San Diego, Texas, one sister, Sofia (Jose Luis) Aguayo, Ben Bolt, Texas, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitaion will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home-San Diego from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. with a Prayer Service at 10:00 a.m. conducted by Pastor: Manuel Orlando Casso. Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemtery. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. in charge of arrangements.
San Diego- Dateline-Elma V. Gonzalez 56 years of age passed away, Monday, November 25, 2019 at a nursing home. She was a Homemaker and a pet lover. She enjoyed listening to music. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Preceded in death by her father, Desidoro C. Vega, Jr. Survivors include her mother, Paula S. Vega, San Diego Texas, one brother, Roel Vega (Jesusa), San Diego, Texas, sister Gracie Salinas (Ricardo), Kingsville, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home-San Diego, with a Rosary to be recited @ 9:00 a.m. and Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. in charge of arrangements.
Ricardo Salinas, Jr. – Richmond, Texas
Rolando Salinas – Portland, Texas
Rupert Salinas – Kingsville, Texas
Jose C. Salinas – San Diego, Texas
Roberto Castillo – Ricardo, Texas
Marilyn Garza – San Antonio, Texas
Jessica Nicole Vega – San Diego, Texas
Rebecca Ann Vega – San Diego, Texas
Rhodena Lynn Vega – San Diego, Texas
Sylvia Ann (Gaitan) Garcia, loving wife, mother, and Gma, was born December 30th 1958 bravely and peacefully passed away November 5th 2019 succumbing to her battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Garcia, in a devoted marriage of 40 years residing in Alice, Texas involved in various church activities and support at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church. She enjoyed hunting and ranching with her family, teaching her children different, fruitful ways of living off the land and surviving off the hunt. From killing the deer, skinning it, processing the meat, cooking it, to making candle stick holders out of the antlers, and she’d make you a blanket out of the skin if you really pushed her to.
Sylvia loved a good gathering amongst family and friends for no occasion whatsoever other than to enjoy the company, the breeze, and never letting a neighbor leave without a full stomach and happy heart. Her love for caring for every one of her family members was branched out to babysitting for numerous children for the past 22 years for several families with most of these kids becoming much more and a part of her family as her honorary children.
She is survived by her three kids, Robert (Christina) Garcia of San Antonio, Richard (Melanie) Garcia of Ben Bolt, and Elisa (Ovidio) Escamilla of Corpus Christi. Sylvia adored her four grandchildren the most: Cameryn, Alayna, Jax, and McKenzie. Her brothers and sisters, whom she was incredibly close with, include Norbert (Melba) Gaitan, Norma (Sergio) Benavides, Diana (Terry) Eubanks, Gilbert (Patricia) Gaitan, Humberto (Gracie) Gaitan, and Luciano Jr (Eva) Gaitan and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sylvia has reunited with her mother and father, Luciano & Frances Gaitan, preceding her death along with her maternal and paternal grandparents.
She will be remembered most for her incredible strength and good/hard work ethic. She remained stoic in response to any obstacle that she overcame with zero grievances. Sylvia only focused on the most positive, best outlook of every situation relying solely on her faith in Christ.
Norberto Gaitan, Humberto Gaitan, Gilberto Gaitan, Luciano Gaitan Jr., Jax Matthew Garcia,
Kenneth Benavides, Ruben Gaitan, Austin Gonzalez
Zackary Martinez, Olivia Gutierrez
The family would like to thank every single person that visited her while in the rehab facility and hospital. A special bout of gratitude goes towards the very caring and wonderful professionals on the 3rd floor of Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area Hospital who did their absolute best to make her stay with them as comfortable as possible.
Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church on November 7, 2019 with a Rosary to be recited at 7 pm the same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday, November 8, 2019 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church and interment will follow at the New Collins Cemetery in Alice, Texas. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with the arrangements.
Raul Castillo Reyes, who always had a kind word and a smile for everyone,
passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in San Antonio on Oct. 20 at
the age of 91. His smile was infectious and his barbecue skills were
legendary throughout South Texas.
He was born Jan. 23, 1928 at Los Reyes Ranch near San Diego, Texas.
A big sports fan, he loved the Dallas Cowboys, the San Antonio Spurs and
the Houston Astros. But most of all, he loved his family and especially his
late wife, Martina P. Reyes. Raul and Martina usually were the first on the
dance floor, laughing and dancing.
Raul was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on several ships, including the USS
Lexington. In civilian life, he worked as a bread truck salesman, a
plumbing supply specialist (there wasn’t a leak that he couldn’t fix) and,
later in life, he assembled bicycles at Walmart.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather (known by many as Popo)
brother, tío and friend. He is preceded in death by his parents, Salomon V.
Reyes and Guadalupe C. Reyes; his wife, Martina P. Reyes, son Roel Reyes,
brothers Antonio (Dora) Reyes; Arturo (Graciela) Reyes and sister Eustolia
He is survived by son, Raul P. (Linda Anne Vaughan) Reyes of Galveston,
Texas and daughter Norma R. Sanchez of San Antonio, Texas; sisters Delia
(Robert) Hirtle, Edna (Luis) Corona, Elma (Alejo) Garcia; brothers Jose
(Consuelo) Reyes and Alfredo (Anna) Reyes; four grandchildren, Nathan
M. (Som Yanista) Gonzalez of New York City, Melanie Nicole Gonzalez of
San Antonio, Texas, Benjamin Kirke Sanchez of Houston, Texas,
Christopher Neil Vaughan of Webster, Texas and numerous nieces and
And we know this: Raul and Martina are once again dancing the night
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home – San Diego, Texas
Leaves the Funeral Home at about 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov.2
San Diego Cemetery, Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements.
Alice, Texas Jose “Joe” Rosbel Gonzalez 51 years of age passed away on October 13, 2019 after injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on May 18, 2018. Joe was a supervisor and worked for several oilfield companies, Coil Tubing Services, Forbes Energy, Key Energy, and Schlumberger. At the time of his accident he was working for C & J Energy Services out of Robstown. Joe loved to Barbecue, fish, spend quality time with his family and loved riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. He was also a member of the Country Ghost Riders. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and dedicated family man. He is preceded in death by his son Jose R. Gonzalez Jr., Survivors include his wife Lizette Martinez-Gonzalez, sons Roberto Torres Jr, Adam Gonzalez, daughters Josette Gonzalez, Joselynn Gonzalez, Heather Gonzalez, father Rosbel Gonzalez, mother Susana Beatriz Rodriguez, sister Maria Del Carmen (Bill) Johns, five grandchildren. His best friends Orlando Garza, Cesar Bocanegra, John Flores, Dwayne Heathcock, David Guerra. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 9 :00 a.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary recited at 10:00 a.m. that morning. Services will conclude after the Rosary. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left on our website: www.mauropgarcia.com
Alice, Texas: Margarita Perales 91 years of age passed away on Sept. 23, 2019 at her residence in Alice, Texas surrounded by her family. She was a homemaker all of her life and raised her entire family. She loved playing chalupa with her family and loved visiting her friends at Mi Familia Adult Center. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and a friend to everyone. She is preceded in death by her husbands Camilo Lopez and Jose Gonzalez and brother Esiquio Mireles. Survivors include: one son David Reyes Perales of Laredo, and two daughters Ventura Lopez of Nuevo Laredo and San Juanita Gamez of Alice one brother Lucio Mireles of Laredo, three sisters Maria Mireles of Nuevo Laredo, Florentina Morales and Constantina Mireles both of Laredo, 15 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday Sept. 26, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home-Alice with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Friday Sept. 27, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery No. 2. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements.
In the early morning of September 16, 2019, in San Antonio Texas, Jesus Guillermo Vera, Sr., at 84, passed away. He joins his wife Manuelita in their heavenly home. His devotion to her, his family and firm belief in God brings comfort knowing they are finally together once again.
Jesus “Jesse” was born in Benavides, Texas to Guillermo Vera and Antonia Garza Vera on July 14, 1935. His parents precede him in death along with his brothers, Gilbert Vera, Ramon Vera, Salvador Vera, and Pete Vera and three sisters: Hermelinda Garcia, Elvira Vera, Maria Barnett.
In 1957, he married the love of his life, Manuelita Lopez on June 9. Together in life for 51 years until her passing in 2008. Together they had and raised three kids. He is survived by his daughters, Linda Garcia (Claudio) of Alice, Texas, Anggie Vera of Katy, Texas and his son, Jesse Vera, Jr. (Tracey) of McKinney Texas. Along with their parents to cherish his memory, there are six grandchildren, Richard Joslin (Victoria), Christopher Garcia, Robert Ian Davis (Stephanie), Michelle Coffey (Doug), Nicholas and Mallory Vera; four great grandchildren, Bryden and Maci Davis, Andriana and Ryan Joslin. He is also survived by his siblings, Jesus Vera (Lupita) of Palito Blanco, Texas, Bertha Soliz of Houston, Texas, Janie Lopez of Hebbronville, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews.
Jesse began his career doing various jobs until he found his passion as a Foreman working for the Rio Paisano Ranch in Riviera, Texas. After 15 years of working at the ranch, he decided to hang up his hat and boots. But that didn’t last long, Jesse then decided that retirement was not for him and he began working for B&J Air and Pump, Alice, Texas where he worked for another 18 years and finally retired at the age of 80. Needless to say, Jesse was loyal to his wife, family, and employers. He gave 110% on everything that was put in front of him. He was a hard worker and we are blessed to have been shown how to be devoted to what you love and cherish most.
Visitation will begin on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in Alice, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that evening at St. Joseph Catholic Church Alice, Texas. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 21, 2019 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice, Texas. Burial will follow at the Alice Cemetery in Alice, Texas. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
Gregorio D. Longoria, 70 years old passed Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at his residence after a long illness. He was a retired Rancher and Ranch Foreman for over 50 years for Lundells, Inc. Ranch. He was a loving brother and uncle. He is preceded in death by his parents, Venancio, Sr. and Genoveva Diaz Longoria, his common-law wife, Cecilia Garza, one sister, Maria Enedina Deleon, two brothers, Venancio Longoria, Jr., and Mauricio Longoria. He is survived by his two brothers, Domingo (Lydia) Longoria, Sr. of Mathis, Tx., and Tony (Josie) Longoria of Houston, Tx., three sisters, San Juana (Alfredo) Garcia of Alice, Tx., Modesta (Eliseo) Quinones, Sr., and Lupita (Luciano) Suarez both of San Diego, Tx., one nephew that he loved as a son, David Longoria, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that evening. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Tx. Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery in San Diego, Tx. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
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