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Jesusita Acevedo Adamez, 83, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, following a short illness. Jesusita was born on September 23, 1933, in Odem, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Odem and was a devoted catholic member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mauro Adamez, her siblings, Maria Gomez, Felipe Acevedo, Maximo Acevedo and Guadalupe
Acevedo. She is survived by her loving family, her son, Ramon Adamez of Odem, her daughter, Yolanda A.(Edward) Gonzalez of La Feria, her granddaughters, Ashley Marie Gonzalez of Odem and Emily Gonzalez of La Feria, her great-grandson, Edward Ray Almaguer of La Feria, her brother, Silverio Acevedo of Corpus Christi, her sisters, Olivia Melendez, Ofelia Acevedo and Alicia Delgado of Odem, Elena O'Canas of Robstown and Francisca Martinez of Portland, nephews Pete Adamez and Lupe Hernandez and numerous other nieces and nephews. A rosary was recited at 7:00 PM Monday, December 19, 2016, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem. Interment followed at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.
Maria Coronada Aguilar, 71, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018. She was born on November 26, 1946, and was a lifetime resident of Sinton. She is survived by her children, Susan M. Silva, Rebecca G. Estrada, Maria Terri Martinez, Arnulfo Aguilar, Leticia G. Trevino and Marisa Ceullar of San Antonio, her siblings, Aurora A. Pina and Juanita A. Godina of Dallas and Luis Aguilar of Temple, 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 5 step-grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ignatius Nwankwocha, as celebrant. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.
Porfirio Ochoa Aguirre, born on October 6, 1935, in the rustic town of Tuleta, Tx. His kindred spirit was greeted with open arms by God on October 9, 2020, at the age of 85 surrounded by his loved ones in Sinton, Tx after an arduous battle with multiple complications. He was very independent and a Proud Texan, but when wondering where he was you could seldom never find him too far from Whataburger or Taqueria Vallarta's. He looked forward to sharing local news with his friends over a cup of coffee every morning. He was incredibly loyal and gracious with everyone he met. He was a certified Deacon at Primera Iglesia Bautista Church where he was an ever-trustworthy follow of Jesus Christ. He worked as a driller in the oil field industry for 30 years and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He is preceded in death by his wife, Irma Amador Aguirre, and his parents, Luis Aguirre and Barbarita Ochoa, his siblings Jose Angel Aguirre, Nicolas Aguirre, and Gloria Andrade. He is survived by his brothers, Jacinto (Lupe) of Pettus, Tx, and Mark (Trini) of Houston, Tx, and sisters, Lois Aguirre Benavidez, Mary Aguirre Castilla, and Delfina (Fidel) Garcia all also of Houston, Tx. His sons Joe Luis, with Maria Zapata Aguirre (d. 1973) of Kingsville, Tx, Roy Martinez of Dallas, Tx, Michael Tobar (Jennifer) of Sinton, Tx, and Israel Aguirre of Austin, Tx. His daughters, Brenda Gutierrez (Anthony) and Priscilla Gonzalez (Juan) of Austin, Tx, and Elizabeth "Liz" of Sinton, Tx. He is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He loved to be outside in nature tending to his countless animals, fixing fences, clearing brush, and any other small task he could do...as long as it was outside. He was a follower of the Sinton Pirates and always enjoyed watching their football, baseball, and especially softball games. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 1 PM to 9 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home with a memorial service being held at 7 PM. Internment date and time to be announced.
Maria P. Alafa, 80, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018. She had been a longtime resident of Sinton and was a hard-working and loving mother. She is survived by her sons, Rudy P. (Elizabeth) Alafa of Houston and Martin Alafa of Shreveport, Louisiana, her daughters, Irma Cantu of Houston and Mary Ann Martinez of Lubbock, her grandchildren, Jessica, David, Eric, Rudi Meagan, Roy III, and Kimberly and 8 great-grandchildren. A rosary was held at 7 PM Friday, February 23, 2018, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.
Jossette Constante Alaniz, 48, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Jossette had been employed as a manager for McDonald's. She is survived by her son, Alexavier Alaniz of Odem, her daughter, Cassidy Alaniz of Odem, her parents, Fidel and Martina Constante of Odem, her brothers, Fidel Constante, Jr., Anthony Constante, Nicholas Constante and Matthew Constante of Odem, her sisters, Mary Ann Guerrero of Sinton, April Constante, Martina Constante Castillo and Carolina Constante of Odem. A prayer service was held at 7 PM Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 10 AM Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Interment followed at Memorial Cemetery.
Santos Alaniz, Jr., 76, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, following a sudden illness. Santos loved his family, buying lottery tickets, gardening and loved going to church. He is survived by his loving family, his sons, Santos (Cassandra) Alaniz, III of Sinton and David (Lucy) Alaniz of Odem, his daughters, Irma (Byron) Alaniz Castano, Elizabeth (Cipriano) Alaniz Rivera and Susan Alaniz of Beeville, his sisters, Gloria Morin of Sinton, Janie Ortiz of Waxahachie and Alice Galindo of Corpus Christi, 19 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Monday, September 6, 2021 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore, Texas.
Estella Almager, 79, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Estella had been a former resident of Taft and had been employed as a Nurse's aide at the Taft Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband Guadalupe Almager. She is survived by her sons Guadalupe Almager, Jr., Benito Almager, and Arnulfo Almager of Levelland, her daughters, Nancy Espinoza of Levelland and Beatrice Cardenas of Alice, her brothers, Domingo Perez, Sr. of Taft, Augustine Perez of Littlefield and Jose Perez of Sinton, her sisters, Simona Aguirre of Woodsboro, Elida Osoronio of Levelland and Alicia,13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton.
Santiago Alvarez, Jr., 72, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, following a long illness. He had been employed as a Supervisor for TXDOT for over 30 years. He is survived by his sons, Patrick Alvarez of Rockport and James Alvarez of Corpus Christi, his brother, Augustin Alvarez of Odem, his sisters, Serafina Alvarez of Michigan, Mary Alvarez and Lucy Olivos of Odem, and five grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Sunday, September 16, 2018, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. A Christian service was held at 11:30 AM Monday, September 17, 2018, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Interment followed at 1 PM at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
Beatrice Amador, 61, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. She had been employed as a home provider. She is survived by her husband, Bernardo Alvarez, Sr. of Sinton, her sons, Johnny Joe Amador and Bernardo Alvarez, Jr. of Sinton, her daughters, Christina Alvarez of Sinton and Carolina Alvarez of Corpus Christi, her brother, Jose Garcia of Sinton, her sisters, Josie Puentes of Taft, Irma Madero and Andrea Salazar of Sinton, 16 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Monday, January 29, 2018 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.
Francisca Asevedo, 71, died on January 23, 2018. A rosary was recited at 7 PM January 26, 2018, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM on January 27, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem.
Ofelia Asevedo, 78, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020. Ofelia had been employed as a clerk for the Odem Pharmacy for several years. She is survived by her companion, Pete Adamez of Odem, her sisters, Olivia Melendez and Alicia Delgado of Odem and Elena O'Canas of Robstown, her nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment will follow at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.
Silverio Asevedo, 71, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. He had been employed as a truck driver until his retirement and was preceded in death by his son, Silverio Asevedo, Jr. He is survived by his son, David Asevedo of Portland, his daughters, Mary Garcia and Lupita Asevedo of Corpus Christi and Julia Asevedo of San Antonio, his sisters - Elena O'Canas of Robstown, Olivia Asevedo, Alicia Delgado and Ofelia Asevedo of Odem and Francisca Martinez of Taft, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10:30 AM Monday, January 22, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem.
Genoveva Duran Ayala passed away at the age of 87 on Monday, March 28, 2022, in Corpus Christi. She was born to Mariano and Andrea Duran on December 9, 1934, in Edroy. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Cornelio Ayala, her brother, Juan Duran, and her son, Efrain Fonseca. She is survived by her children, Teri (Antonio) Martinez of Edroy, Janie (Juan) Guerra of Katy, and Jorge (Carol) Ayala of New Braunfels, her daughter-in-law, Gloria Fonseca of Corpus Christi, her sister, Josie Camacho of Denver, Colo., five grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. A devout Christian, Genoveva lived to serve, working as a caregiver in and around her hometown. She was also an active member of the Primera Iglesia Bautista in Edroy before moving to San Antonio. While there her work continued as a beloved member on the Methodist Hospital housekeeping staff. Genoveva enjoyed her time in San Antonio, regularly showing off the city to her visiting family, showing them around historic Market Square and the Riverwalk, especially around the holidays when the area was at its most colorful. Recently, Genoveva lived at Windsor Calallen nursing home endearing herself to staff with song and laughter. The family would like to thank all the staff, especially her angels Angie, Lori, Crystal, and the unit five nurses at Windsor for their time and effort in making their beloved Ms. Ayala feel comfortable. Her hospice nurses, Abby and Theresa, showed great care and compassion for which the family will be forever grateful. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org, an organization working to provide Alzheimer's care and accelerate research. A graveside celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 1 PM at the Edroy Cemetery where Genoveva will join the love of her life, Cornelio, in eternal rest.
Ernestina "Tina" Bargas, was a woman of faith. She was surrounded by her loving family and entered into eternal rest Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Tina will always be remembered as a loving wife, loving mother, caring grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Bargas is survived by her children, Linda Jane (Jose Roberto) Ortiz Sr., Francisco (Baudelia) Bargas Jr., Olga (Gustavo) Gonzales Sr., Irma Ortiz, Diana (Carlos) Torres Jr., Ida Butler, Norma (James) Martinez, sisters Elida Cortinas, Helena Reyna, Elva Avila, Dolores Martinez, and sister in-law, Eva Ortiz; brothers Benito Cortinas Jr., George Cortinas; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, numerous family members, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francisco Bargas Sr. The family received friends Friday, September 11, 2015, from 12:00PM to 9:00PM at Ritchea Gonzales Funeral Home, 120 South McCall, Sinton, Texas, where a holy rosary was recited at 7:00 PM. Funeral mass was celebrated at 11:00AM Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 401 Willis Street, Odem, Texas with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment followed at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.
Robert Glenn Barlow, 49, of Odem, Texas peacefully rests on the 7th of May 2017 while at home surrounded by his loving family. Glenn, a UXO technician at Ft. Ord, California by trade, enjoyed the challenging, detailed-oriented career of disposing of unexploded ordinance and was well respected among his peers - he will never have to prove his valor in any other way. Glenn was a dedicated son, a loyal brother, and loving father and is survived by his daughters Mikaela and Hannah Barlow; his parents Robert and Frances Barlow, his sisters Susie Van Winkle and Tiffany Newman, his brother Michael York, nieces Deedra, Jesica, Chelsea, Cianna and nephew Bryant - he will never have to demonstrate his love in any other way. Visitation was on Wednesday, May 10th between 5PM - 7PM at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton, Texas. Funeral service was held on Thursday, May 11th at 10AM at the Sinton Cemetery at 507 Cemetery St., followed by a Memorial Service which was held at the First United Methodist Church of Odem, Texas 1301 Haisley Avenue at 2 pm.
Eligio G. Blanco, Jr., 73, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 15, 2016, following a short illness. He was born in Sinton to Eligio and Fidela Blanco, Sr. He had resided in Odem until moving to Houston in 1980 and had been employed as a fiberglass pool repairman. He is preceded in death by his wife, Petra Rodriguez Blanco, his son, Eligio Blanco, III, his parents, Eligio and Fidela Blanco, Sr., his sisters, Adelita Nino and Maria Perez. He is survived by his loving family, his daughters, Melissa Blanco and Nelda (Richard) Whitson of Houston, his brothers, Augustin (Dolores) Blanco of Odem and Greg Blanco of Corpus Christi, his brother-in-law, Pablo Rodriguez of Sinton, his sisters, Dominga Benavidez, Louisa (Armando) Ortiz and Amelia (Aurelio) Martinez of Odem and Mary Frances Perez of Corpus Christi, numerous nieces and nephews, and his very dear friends in Corpus Christi. A rosary was recited at 7:00PM Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10:00AM, Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment followed at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem. Pallbearers will be Paul Rodriguez, Wally Benavidez, Gus Blanco, Richard Whitson, Moses Perez, Marcos Ortiz and Rudy Nino, Jr. Sinton, Texas.
Fermin Blanco died June 25, 2018. He was 72. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM June 27, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial was at John J.Welder Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.
Louis Lee Bone was born on March 18, 1949 in Falfurrias, Tx to Louis Leroy and Lydia Myrtle Bone. As a young child Louis grew up in Falfurrias and later in Corpus Christi, Tx. He then graduated in 1968 from Tuloso Midway. Upon graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served from 1968 to 1972. After returning, he lived in San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Thereafter he settled in Sutherland Springs, Tx for many years until finally settling in Sinton,Tx. Louis passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Louis Leroy Bone (Jackie), his mother ,Lydia Myrtle Blakeney (Phillip Howard), brother, Tommy Leroy Bone, sister, Janice Sue Kinsey (Gordon Lynn) and son, Troy Calhoun. He is survived by one brother, Stephen Wayne Bone (Pamella) of New Berlin, Tx, one sister, Sherry Lynn DuBois (Melvin) of Corpus Christi, Tx and his six children, Richard Lee Bone (Annette) of Corpus Christi, Tx, Micheal Christopher Bone (Kari) of Sinton, Tx, Joshua Adam Bone (Priscilla) of Corpus Christi, Tx, Laduska Gay (Gerald) of Sinton, Tx, Meagan Michelle Gauna (Aaron) of Great Lakes, IL and Montana Chaz Bone of Sutherland Springs, Tx. He also leaves behind 18 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. Louis touched the hearts of everyone he met and never knew a stranger. He was a great father, mentor and friend. He will be truly missed. A memorial service will be held at 9:30 AM Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 11 AM at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi with full military honors.
Justin Cronin wrote, "As long as we remember a person, they're not really gone. Their thoughts, their feelings, their memories, they become part of us." Vaughan S "Monster" Braddock, Jr., 63, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at his home in Odem, Texas. Vaughan was born January 30, 1958, to Vaughan and Norma Braddock in Austin, Texas, the oldest of four children. He always lived his life optimistically proclaiming to be living on borrowed time, celebrtating life, and cherishing our country's great freedoms. Vaughan was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was deeply loved by his family and friends. He will be dearly missed. Vaughan followed in his father's footsteps and served in the U.S. Army where he competed his tour of duty in Afghanistan during Desert Storm. He met and married his beautiful bride and wife of 43 years, Kim Holik Braddock, in Fort Hood, Texas before leaving to defend the great nation that he loved. "Brad" as he was known to many, was a man of many talents and he lived to help others. Always willing to help, he was mechanically inclined and very handy with tools. He worked as a general contractor for many years but was forced to give up the career he loved due to his health. He spent his free time relaxing and watching various sports games on TV. He also enjoyed movies and reading. Vaughan was always there to help relatives and friends with household projects. He was a great carpenter building furniture and one of the best shade tree mechanics around. Vaughan enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved to go cruising on his motorcycle, hitting the links playing a round or two of golf, and bowling whenever he had the time. In his later years, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren reminiscing about his time in the service and teaching them about the world. "Brad" is survived by his wife, Kimberly; daughters, Kristina Martinez (Gabriel) of Odem, Tx and Tabitha Butler (Joe) of Corpus Christi, Tex; grandchildren, Kaleb (Myndi) Wyatt, Jaxon, James, Makenzie, and Makenlie; brothers, Rollie, Norm, and Delan. Vaughan was preceded in death by his father, Vaughan Braddock, Sr. and grandfather, Rollie Siler. He was so looking forward to meeting his great-grandson Grayson in March. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022, at Coastal Bend Texas Veteran's Memorial Cemetery at 10 AM. The family will greet friends from 4-7 PM on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home.