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Camille Ann Valenta Galbreath, 40, loving mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and friend passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Camille was born on July 13, 1979 in Taft, Texas to Gary and Nancy Mick Valenta. She graduated from Sinton High School in 1997 and received her Masters degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry from Texas A&M in Corpus Christi. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Adolph and Ruth Valenta and Raymond Mick. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her daughter Sway Galbreath of Corpus Christi, her parents, Gary and Nancy Valenta of Sinton, her brother, Brian Casey Valenta of San Antonio, her grandmother, Ann Gallagher Middour of Corpus Christi and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. A rosary will be recited at 10 A.M. immediately followed by a blessing Monday, July 6, 2020 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home with Father Yul Ibay officiating. Interment will follow at The Palms Memorial Gardens. 

Avelia V. Galvan, 86, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 following a short illness. Avelia was a former employee of OEISD. She was preceded in death by her husband Regino Galvan, her daughter, Jovita Parker, and her sons, Rene Galvan and Louis Andy Galvan. She is survived by her sons, Noe Galvan of Refugio and Hector Galvan of Odem, her daughters, Elia Huerta, Carry Moreno, Oralia Garcia of Odem, Dora Marie Medina of Refugio and Daisy Madrigal of Odem, her brothers, David Villarreal of Houston and Raul Villarreal of Beeville, her sisters, Ofelia Perez, Sally Rios and Mary Ramirez of San Antonio, 21 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 1 PM to 9 PM on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 with a holy rosary being held at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem with Father George as celebrant. Interment will follow at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem. The family requests that masks be worn for the visitation and the mass.

Louis Andy Galvan, 56, loving son, brother and uncle passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Andy had a big heart, loved his family and his dogs. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone and he loved his Dallas Cowboys. He is preceded in death by his father, Regino Galvan, his brother, Rene Galvan and his sister, Jovita Parker. He is survived by his loving family, his mother, Adelia Galvan of Odem, his brothers, Noe Galvan of Refugio and Hector Galvan of Odem, his sisters, Elia Huerta, Carry Moreno, Oralia Garcia and Daisy Galvan of Odem and Dora Marie Medina of Refugio, many nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 10 AM Monday, August 23, 2021 at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem with Father George officiating. Interment will follow.

Mary Lou Galvan, 66, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020. She had been formerly employed by Land's Drive Inn and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Adolfo Galvan of Sinton, her sons, John Galvan of Taft, Adolfo Galvan, Jr. and Michael Galvan of Sinton, her daughter, Sonia (John) Martinez of Sinton, her brothers, Carlos Quintanilla, Ismael Quintanilla, Margarito Quintanilla, and Gilbert Quintanilla of Sinton, her sisters, Rose Mary Gonzales, Nelda Jean Molina, Janie Quintanilla, and Alice Quintanilla of Sinton and Martina Wages of Ft. Worth, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Friday, July 31, 2020 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery. 

Alonzo S. Garcia, 61, loving brother, uncle, and friend passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Alonzo was born on January 21, 1961, in Mathis, Texas to Rogelio and Julia Sanchez Garcia. He had been employed as a cook. He is survived by his loving family, his brothers, Rene Garcia of Sinton, Rogelio Garcia, Jr. of St. Paul, Richard Garcia of Weslaco and Danny Garcia of Edroy, his sisters, Isabel Garcia of Sinton, Sylvia Garcia of Austin, Elva Garcia of San Antonio, Elena Garcia of Corpus Christi, Rebecca Garcia of St. Paul, Isidra Garcia of South Carolina, Maria Isabel Carriaga of Edcouch-Elsa, Mandy Erwin, and Julia Garcia, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem. Interment will follow at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem. The family requests that masks be worn at the visitation, rosary, and at the church.

Consuelo Garcia, 68, loving mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 19, 2021. She loved the Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her Father, Eulogio Garcia, her mother Carmen Garcia (Prieto), her brothers Eulogio, Juan, Elijio, Benito, Eugenio, Arnoldo and Pedro and sister Maria Ignacia. She is survived by her loving family, her son Russell Carden (Josephine) and daughter Jennifer McBride (Jarod) and her grandchildren, Julianne Carden, Emily Carden, Isaac Carden, Owen Carden, Ryder McBride and Reeve McBride, her brothers, Silvestre Garcia of Odem, Paulo Garcia of San Juan, Tx and her sisters, Victoria Garcia and Estefana Aleman of Odem. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton. Interment will follow at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.

 

Cresencio "Chris" G. Garcia, III, 47, of Sinton, Texas passed away at his home in Sinton on September 15, 2020. Cresencio is survived by his daughters Karolyn Garcia, Kristin (Jesus) Madden, Katie Garcia, Elsa Garcia, Emma Garcia, Nina Garcia, sons, Cresencio Garcia, IV, Rocco Garcia, Ivan Garcia, parents, Cresencio Garcia, Jr. and Elena Garcia, sisters, Gillian (Tom) Harrison, Elsa (Joey) Davila, brother Lionel Garcia, grandchildren, Kameron Madden, Clarissa Madden, Elijah Madden, and a loving extended family. Chris was born on June 27, 1973, in Sinton, Texas. He worked as a lineman for many years, in 2005 he worked through the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina to aid in the restoration of power in Mississippi. Along with his career as a lineman, Chris was always "hustling" and developed many skills. There was never a task that he wasn't determined to tackle on his own. Within moments he would transform into a mechanic, plumber, welder, writer, builder, and cook (mostly barbeque). He had a love for fishing, treasure hunting on the beach, playing cards, and ensuring he was the life of the party, making jokes every chance he got. Especially teasing everyone by saying "you got my money punk?" Chris enjoyed every genre of music and movies under the sun and wasn't afraid to be challenged in video games or to hop on a longboard, he truly had a love for life. His young spirit, stubbornness, determination, and love will forever live on in his children. Visitation was held Friday, September 25, 2020, from 3 PM to 9 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home.

 

Eugenio Prieto Garcia, 76, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Eugenio was a loving father, grandfather, and brother. He had an amazing sense of humor and loved music and playing his guitar. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Felicitas Garcia of Sinton, his sons, Eugene Garcia, Jr. and Antonio Garcia of California, Johnny Garcia of Sinton, Armando Gracia and David Garcia of Corpus Christi, his daughters, Lucinda Garcia Linares, Mindy Garcia and Debra Garcia of Sinton, his brothers, Sylvestre Garcia of Odem and Paulo Garcia of San Juan, Tx, his sisters, Estefana Aleman and Victoria Garcia of Odem and Consuelo Garcia of Corpus Christi, 18 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. No services will be held.

Jesus Jose Garcia, 70, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 28, 2017 following a sudden illness. Jesus was born in Sinton,Texas on March 17, 1946 to Martin and Margarita Garcia. He had been a lifelong resident of Odem and had been employed as a mechanic until his retirement. He was a big Dallas Cowboys fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Margarita Garcia, his brothers, Juan Garcia and Jose Garcia and his daughter-in-law, Melinda Garcia. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Alma Garcia, his sons, Javier Garcia and Carlos Garcia, his granddaughter, Eva Marie Garcia, his brothers, Lupe (Victoria) Garcia and Martin Garcia all of Odem. A rosary was recited at 7:00PM Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10:00AM Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment followed at Memorial Cemetery in Odem.

Lillianne Gonzalez Garcia, born in Sinton, TX to Esiquio (Chico) Jr. and Estella Gonzalez on October 18, 1971, passed away on January 15, 2022. She was 50 years old. Lillianne was a dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, aunt, and a very dear friend to so many people. She was hardworking and frequently put others before herself. She worked in management for many years but was mostly noted and praised for her amazing cooking and homemaking skills. She loved dancing, singing, and being with family in every possible way she could be. Lillianne was a kind soul with a forgiving heart, and she always made sure everyone around her felt welcomed and loved in her presence. Those who knew her, knew of her infectious smile, persistent attitude, contagious laughter, and most of all, her love of animals. She was brave, strong, and honest; truly one of a kind. Lillianne is preceded in death by her parents, Esiquio (Chico) Gonzalez Jr. and Estella Hernandez, grandparents Esiquio Gonzalez and Lucia Valdez, and uncle Roberto (Beto) Gonzalez. She is survived by her husband Juan Carlos Banda, children Ernest (Trey) DeLosSantos III and Ada Lorraine Garcia, grandchild Carlos Esiquio DeLosSantos, brother Esiquio (Chico) Gonzalez III, niece Alyssa Marie Gonzalez, nephew Nathaniel James Martinez, and numerous loved aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM.

Marcelo L. Garcia, Jr., 82, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Marcelo was born on November 11, 1938, in O'Donnell, Texas, to Marcelo and Juanita Lopez Garcia. He loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren, enjoyed barbecuing with his family, enjoyed fishing, traveling, and especially enjoyed his trips to Las Vegas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marcelo and Juanita Lopez Garcia, and his brother Joe Garcia. He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 57 years Ramona Garcia of Corpus Christi, his sons, Marcelo Garcia of Odem, Armando Garcia and Joey (Cindy) Garcia of Corpus Christi, his daughters, Janie (Joe) Rodriguez and Estella Hager of Corpus Christi, his brother, Adolfo Garcia of Odem, his sisters, Celia Conde and Petra De Luna of Odem and Carlotta Ortiz of Three Rivers, 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A procession will depart at 9:30 AM Thursday, January 7, 2021, from Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton to San Pedro Cemetery in Odem for a graveside service with Father Yul Ibay officiating. The family requests for masks to be worn, no hugs or handshakes, and social distancing.

Maria O. Garcia, 72, loving sister, aunt, cousin, and friend passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Maria was born on November 26, 1948, in Lamesa, Texas to Vidal and Bartola Lopez Garcia. She attended Sinton schools and was a longtime resident of Sinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Vidal, Jr., Hondo, Domingo, Florentino, and Albert Garcia, her sister, Julia Garcia, and her sisters-in-law, Herlinda Garcia, Leonarda Garcia, and Alicia Garcia. She is survived by her brothers, Manuel (Tina) Garcia and Juan Garcia of Sinton and her sisters-in-law, Lupe Garcia of Sinton and Elena Garcia of Yancey, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A prayer service will be held at 7 PM Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Monday, May 3, 2021, at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ramiro Rubio officiating. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton.

Nicanor (Nick) Garcia, Sr., 82, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandpa, great-grandpa, and great-great grandpa was called home to be with the lord on Friday, October 1, 2021, after a courageous five year battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of Odem, TX, Nick was born on November 17, 1938 to Feliciano "Chano" and Benita Garcia of Odem, who preceded him in death along with his brother, Fred. Nick, affectionately called "Pappy" by his family, is survived by the love of his life, Emilia (Emma) Martinez Garcia of Odem, for which they shared 65 wonderful years of marriage. Nick will be greatly missed by additional survivors, daughters Diana (Ray) Garcia of Corpus Christi and Delma (Frank) Cantu of Odem, and his son Nick (Vera) Garcia Jr. of San Antonio. He is also survived by his sister Aurora Martinez of Corpus Christi. Grandpa Nick or Pappy will forever hold a special place in the hearts of his seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A man of faith, Nick truly lived life to the fullest, always having the best jokes to tell his grandkids and making an impact on everyone he met. He could always be counted on to make you laugh and smile, and his laughter was contagious. A true family man, Nick loved having everyone over at the house for holidays, special occasions, or just because and enjoyed his Dallas Cowboys along with his "groceries." He was a proud pipe-liner by profession, having been employed by H&K Construction, R&R Construction, and ISS. The family will be receiving visitors at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton at 2 PM on Sunday, October 3, 2021. A Rosary will be recited at 7 PM on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem, where he was a faithful parishioner. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Monday, October 4, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem with Father Peter Elizardo as main celebrant. Internment will follow at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem. Masks will be required at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Vidal L. Garcia, Jr., 77, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019. He was a longtime resident of Sinton and was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his life partner, Soledad Aguirre of Sinton, his sons, Albert Garcia, Vidal Joe Garcia and Eli Garcia of Sinton and Vidal Sanchez of California, his daughter, Veronica Garcia Gonzales of Sinton, his stepdaughter, Nadine Aguirre of Dallas, his brothers, Manuel Garcia, Albert Garcia and Juan Garcia of Sinton, his sister, Maria Garcia of Sinton, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 11 AM Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment followed at John J. Welder Memorial Cemetery in St.Paul.

 

Anita Barrera Garza, 95, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 11, 2016 following a sudden illness. She was born in Laredo, Texas and had been a lifelong resident of Sinton. She had been employed as a bartender. She is survived by her daughter, Guadalupe Luna of Corpus Christi, 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7:00PM Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 9:00AM Monday, February 15, 2016 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Patrick Serna officiating. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.

 

​Amelia Gomez, 66, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She had been employed as a housekeeper. She is survived by her sons, Adelfino Gomez, III, David (Paula) Gomez and Juan Carlos (Victoria) Gomez ofSinton, her daughters, Melissa Gomez. Dora Alicia (Rene, Jr.) Ramirez, Sophia (Antonio) Luna and Sonya (Michael) Alaniz of Sinton, her brothers, Domingo Perez of Taft, Augustin Perez of Levelland, Jose Perez, Juan Chavez and Oscar Perez of Sinton, her sisters, Simona Aguirre of Refugio, Estella Almaguer and Elida Osornio of Levelland, Alicia Ramos of Aransas Pass, Abelia Murataya of Sinton, Maria Gonzalez of Oklahoma, Adela Trevino of Odem, Susana Franco of Garland, Sylvia Fuentes of Princeton, Tx and Lupita Andrade of Sinton,18 grandchildren.A prayer service was held at 7 PM Monday, November 17, 2019 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 10 AM Monday, November 18, 2019 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home with Rev. Roman Encinia officiating. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.

 

Florencio Gomez, Jr., 69, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 surrounded by his family, following a short illness. He was born and raised in Odem and worked in sales all his life. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a US Army veteran. One of his favorite pastimes was watching his grandchildren play ball.  He was preceded in death by his son, David Ray Gomez, his mother, Maria Medellin, his brothers, Claudio Medellin and Rene Gomez, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gabriel and Catarina Lira and his brother-in-law Angel Lira. He is survived by his loving family, his wife Juanita "Janie" Lira Gomez of Odem, his son Gabriel (Priscilla) Gomez of Odem, his daughters Venessa (Anthony)Martinez of Odem and Barbara Gomez of San Antonio, his brother Raymond Gomez of Hale Center, Texas, five sisters Maria Carmen Lopez and Janie Medellin of Odem, Diana Trevino and Theresa Gomez of Hale Center, Texas and Lorena Arellano of Kingsville, his father Florencio Gomez, Sr. of Hale Center, Texas, four grandchildren, Catarina Mia Martinez, Anthony "A.J." Martinez, Jr., Julian Gabriel Gomez and David Ray Gomez. A rosary was recited at 7:00PM Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 1:00PM Friday, February 26, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Pete Elizardo as celebrant. Interment followed at San Pedro Cemetery with full military honors.

 

Arnulfo Gonzales, Sr., 59, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018. He had been employed as a pipefitter in the oil industry. He is survived by his sons, Arnulfo Gonzales, Jr. and Chris Deantes of Aransas Pass and John Deantes of Beeville, his daughters, Angelina Johnston of Calallen and Pauline Gonzales of Aransas Pass, his brothers, Jose Manuel Gonzales, Jr. and Robert Fonseca, Jr of Sinton and Felix Fonseca of Ingleside, his sisters, Janie Lopez of Ingleside, Irene Fonseca and Guadalupe Rocha of Sinton, four grandchildren. Visitation was held from 11 AM to 9 PM  with a prayer service being held at 7 PM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home.

 

Jose Gonzales, 71, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. He enjoyed playing softball and was a big Texans fan. He is survived by his wife, Janie Gonzales of Sinton, his sons, Jose Gonzales, Jr. and  Juan Jose Gonzales of Sinton, his daughters, Sylvia Garcia, Ida Gonzales, Diana G.Vela, Lorie Gonzales and Josephina Gonzales of Sinton, and Lina Rodriguez of Corpus Christi, his brothers, Ruben Gonzales of Houston, Francisco "Pancho" Gonzales of Taft and Salome Gonzales of Sinton, his sister, Lupita Paramo of Houston, 23 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Friday, December 21, 2018 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Yul Ibay as celebrant. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.

Jose Gonzales, 73, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020, following a short illness. He was a hard worker, a good provider to his family, and was very well-loved. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Ninfa Gonzales of Texas City, his sons, Jose Gonzales, Jr. of Beeville and Daniel Gonzales of Mathis, his daughters, Sylvia Gonzales and Erlinda Gonzales of Texas City and Janie Gonzales of Sinton, his brother, Frank Gonzales of Quinlan and his sisters, Margarita Mendoza, Mary Garcia, Diana Garcia, Yolanda Hernandez and Sally Gonzales of Garland and Ofelia Medina of Wylie,18 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020, from 1 PM to 9 PM with a rosary being recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery.

Ninfa Carranza Gonzales, 74, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Ninfa's favorite pastime was spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Jose Gonzales. She is survived by her son Daniel Gonzales of Mathis, her daughters, Sylvia Gonzales and Erlinda Gonzales of Texas City and Janie Gonzales of Sinton, her grandchildren that she raised, Crystal Lopez, Billy Joe Lopez, Judy Lopez and Sara Lopez of Texas City, her brother, Fructoso Carranza of Sinton, her sisters, Yolanda Aguilar and Jesusa Trujillo of Sinton, 18 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews,  and cousins. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Sinton with Father Yul Ibay as celebrant. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton. People attending the visitation must wear masks.

 

Pedro "Pete" Gonzales Sr., 72, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 27, 2017. Pete was born and raised in Sinton, Texas where he resided all his life.  He attended Catholic and public schools in Sinton. He also attended and graduated from Commonwealth College of Science in August 1970. He was employed by Goodwin Funeral Home until becoming owner and operator of Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in December 1977. He was a former member of our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where he served as an usher, was a member of the Men's Club and was the head sponsor for the Altar boys for many years. He served for nine years on the Sinton School Board, served on the Sinton Municipal Golf Course Board and as Municipal Court Judge.  He also served on the City Council for 10 years, including five years as Mayor.  He was a dedicated and honest business owner, loving and caring boss, husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed playing golf and working on this ranch. Pete was preceded in death by his parents Adelaido "Ed" and Petra Gonzales, his brother Edward, sister Antonia and brother-in-law Elias. He is survived by his loving family, his wife Janie, his sons Pete Gonzales Jr. of Columbia, Maryland & John (Velma) Gonzales of Sinton, Tx, his daughters Dianne (Dennis) Myers & Christy (Jacob) Segovia of Sinton, his grandchildren Joshua, Jonathan, Amanda, Samantha, Dennis, Madison, Carol, John Jr., & Dahvy, nephews Hector Gomez, Pedro Gonzales and Elias Noriega Jr. and many cousins and friends. The rosary was recited at 7:00PM Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral mass was celebrated at 10:00AM Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Pete Elizardo as celebrant. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.  

Francisco Gonzalez, 86, passed away on Monday, December 25 ,2017 following a long illness. He is survived by his sons, Martin Y.Gonzalez of Odem and Clemente Gonzalez of Corpus Christi, his daughter, Maria Gonzalez Rodriguez of Odem, the mother of his children, Jesusa Longoria, 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant.

With deepest sorrow, we announce that our most beloved son, brother, father, boyfriend, family member, and friend Martin Anthony (Tony) Gonzalez, age 31, of Odem, Texas died unexpectedly on August 23, 2021 from cardiac arrest. His loss was completely unexpected and the family is completely shocked and deeply saddened. Those who knew Tony, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Tony will be missed every day by his father, Martin Gonzalez, his mother Hilda Gonzalez, sisters Amanda Young (Travis), Nikki Gonzalez (Noe). Long time love of his life Sarah Lopez, their fur baby Odin, and his pride and joy only son Liam Emmett Garcia. Tony will also be missed by his nephew Liam Young, his niece Logan Young, his grandparents Celedonio & Perfecta Garza, Jesus Longoria, his loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many great friends. Tony was born on April 23, 1990, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended Odem High School and was passionate about making people laugh. After graduating high school, he moved to Corpus Christi with his longtime girlfriend Sarah and worked as a mechanic. Anyone who knew Tony, knew that he was funny, goofy, loving, and one of a kind. He had an immense passion for fishing and you could always find him near the water. Tony's family, girlfriend, and friends will miss him more than words can say, but we know he is now with his little brother and grandfather Francisco Gonzalez. Tony is loved on earth as well as in heaven. ​A rosary will be recited at 7 PM on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM, August 31, 2021 at St. Peter's Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church in Annaville, followed by graveside services at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.

Charles “Chuck” Joseph Gray, 62, of Sinton, Tx passed away peacefully on August 31, 2021. Born in Berea, Ohio, he was the youngest, and certainly most mischievous, child of the late C. Patrick and the late Josephine (Holtz) Gray. Among his list of favorites were the Raiders, playing drums, collecting guitars, and being a general nuisance to those who knew him.  Despite his best efforts, he graduated from Natalia High School in Natalia, Texas, and had many close friends in that area. His jokes, pranks, and the stories of his wild antics will forever memorialize him in the minds and hearts of his family and friends.  He absolutely loved being “Grandpa Drums” to his four grandsons, whom he was very proud of. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Joyce (Farnsworth) Gray, their children ReAnna (Adam) Higgins, Brigid, and Christopher “Chris” Gray, his grandsons Charles “Charlie”, Damien, Alexander “Bug”, and Samuel “Sammy” Higgins, his siblings Earl (Lee) Gray and Patricia “Patty” (Rocky) Pepau, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He also leaves behind his most beloved, cherished dog, Precious. He is preceded in death by his parents C. Patrick and Josephine (Holtz) Gray and his sister, Suzanne “Sue” Brown.

Felix Guajardo, Jr., a lifelong resident of Taft, TX passed away at the age of 69 on February 14, 2021. He was born to Felix and Erminia Guajardo on January 25, 1952, in Taft, TX. He graduated from Taft High School in 1971, where he met his wife of 48 years Evangelina "Angie" Guajardo. He was a CDL truck driver for 40 years, the last 20 years with Nutrien Ag Solutions of Taft, TX. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was a friend to all he encountered. He is preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Erminia Guajardo, and his older sister Juanita Castellanos. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Evangelina "Angie" Guajardo. His children, sons Felix (Roxann) Guajardo III, Issac Anthony Guajardo, Omar (Frances) Quintero, daughter Laura Ann Guajardo; grandchildren Trinity Guajardo, Felicity Guajardo, Andruw Salazar, Marc Anthony Quintero, Angel Quintero, Jaz Lynn Narvaez, Kaitlin Narvaez, and Juan Ramirez. Sisters, Linda (Ben) Cisneros, Nelda Guajardo, Sylvia (Edward) Rodriguez, and multiple nieces and nephews. He is gone but not forgotten, for he gave every person he encountered a reason to remember him. Memorial service will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton, TX. Visitation will be at 5 PM, with a holy rosary to be recited at 7 PM. 

Julia Guajardo, 84, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019. She was a loving mother and grandmother whose motto was "my way or the highway". She is preceded in death by Manuel Garcia, her husband, Ricardo Guajardo and her son Manuel Garcia, Jr. She is survived by her sons, Rudy Garcia and Guadalupe (Nelda) Garcia, her daughters, Mariselda (Carlos) Dominguez and Juanita Dominguez, her brother, Augustin Ruiz all of Odem, 24 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7:45 PM Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Sacred Heart  Catholic Church with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant.

 

Ricardo Guajardo, 64, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2017 following a long illness. Ricardo was born on June 22, 1952 in Beeville, Texas to Aurelio and Antonia Guajardo. He had been a resident of Odem, Freeport and Beeville before moving to Corpus Christi. He had been employed as a trackman for the Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his son Jason Guajardo and his sisters, Felecitas Barrientes and Irma Gloria Rodriguez. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Julia Guajardo of Corpus Christi, his son, Richard Guajardo of Beeville, his brothers, Jesus Guajardo of Beeville, Aurelio Guajardo and Eluterio Guajardo of San Antonio, his sisters, Alicia Cano of George West, Pabla Cisneros of Beeville, Mary Jane Rivera of San Antonio and Zenida Munoz of Beeville,13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7:00PM Monday, February 6, 2017 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10:00AM Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Sacred Heart Church with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment followed at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.

 

Fidencio T. Guerrero, Sr., 88, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his home following a long illness. God called him home to rest, no more pain, no more suffering. He was born in Goliad, TX and had been a lifelong resident of Sinton. A man of great compassion, love and caring for his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and those who knew him. From the moment of his life to the end, he always gave and shared his love and asked little for himself. He was so appreciative and proud of the care given to him by his children and immediate family during his illness. He is preceded in death by his wife Julia Guerrero. He is survived by his loving family, his four sons, Fidencio (Yolanda) Guerrero, Jr., Jesse ( Linda) Guerrero, Sr. and Joe (Mamie) Guerrero, Sr. of Sinton and Pablo Guerrero of Elroy, his two daughters, Mary (Adan) Flores of Sinton and Angie (Santiago) Flores of Odem, his two brothers, Ladislado (Lupe) Guerrero of Clarkwood, TX and Francisco Guerrero of Blunter  TX, 22 Grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7:00PM Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10:00AM Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton.

 

Mamie Jane Guerrero passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 10, 2019 with her loving family at her side. She was 58. Mamie was born on August 29, 1960 in Sinton, Texas to Chale and Maria Soto. Mamie was a resident of Sinton all her life and she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma and friend to so many. Preceding in death are her parents and her in-laws, Fidencio, Sr. and Julia Guerrero. Survivors include her husband, Joe Guerrero, Sr. of Sinton, her daughters, Jennifer Sanchez (David Garcia) of Woodsboro and Rebecca Gelista (Michael) of Corpus Christi, her sons, Chris Guerrero, Joe Guerrero, Jr. and Johnny Lee Guerrero of Sinton, her brothers, Manuel Sanchez, Jr, Frank Sanchez and Luis Sanchez of Austin and Joe Sanchez (Gracie) of Gregory, her sisters, Suzie Ortiz (Narciso Perez) and Angelita Sanchez of Corpus Christi, eight grandchildren and numerous extended family members and friends. Visitation was held from 11 AM to 9 PM  Wednesday, February 13, 2019 with a holy rosary being held at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 11 AM, Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.

Mary Ann Constante Guerrero, 44, passed away on Wednesday,  August 18, 2021. Mary Ann was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She was a hard worker and was dedicated to her boys and family. She had been employed by Sinton I.S.D. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Guerrero of Sinton, her sons, Gemini Santiago Constante Guerrero, Isaac James Constante Guerrero, and Trae Gabriel Constante Guerrero of Sinton, her parents, Fidel and Martina Constante of Odem, her brothers, Fidel Constante, Jr., Anthony Constante, and Matthew Constante of Odem, her sisters, April Constante, Martina Constante, and Carolina Constante of Odem, and many other relatives.

 

Jose Gutierrez, 98, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Jose was a lifelong resident of Odem and was a self-employed tire repairman. He was a US Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Maria C.Gutierrez of Odem, his sons, Gustavo Gomez and Gabriel Gomez, Jr. of Corpus Christi, his daughters, Debbie Serrano, Baudelia (Frank) Bargas, and Concepcion (Richard) Barrera of Odem, Janie (CJ) Edwards and Elia Hernandez of Corpus Christi,10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Tuesday, September 29,2020, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 12 PM Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Graveside services were held at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi with full military honors.

 

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Guadalupe Hernandez, 59, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 following a short illness. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and had been a lifelong resident of Edroy. He is survived by his wife, Viola Hernandez of Edroy,his sons,Guadalupe Hernandez, Jr. of San Antonio, Andrew Hernandez and Daniel Hernandez of Edroy, his daughter, Jennifer Hernandez Huntley of Chicago, IL, his brothers, Pete Adamez and Ricardo Cordova of Odem,his sisters, Norma Hernandez of Robstown and Nadia Cordova of Sinton, five grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Friday, September 14, 2018 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment followed at the Edroy Cemetery.

Guadalupe Torres Hernandez, 77, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Guadalupe loved to cook and sew and took very good care of her family. She is survived by her loving family, her son Bobby (Sandra) Hernandez of Sinton, her daughters, Demi Hernandez Cano (Carlos) of Sinton, and Esmeralda Hernandez Cuevas (Noe, Sr.) of Taft, her sister, Elida Torres Franco of St. Paul, Tx, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM, Sunday, January 30, 2022, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM, Monday, January 31, 2022, at our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Sinton with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton. The family requests that masks be worn at the visitation, rosary, and mass.

Rita Sandoval Hernandez, 84, loving mother and grandmother passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020. She had been employed as a home health provider. She is preceded in death by her husband, Armando Hernandez and her son Robert Gonzales. She is survived by her daughter, Eloise Flores of Sinton, her brother, William Sandoval of Bay Cliff, Texas, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Monday, July 13, 2020 from 4 PM to 8 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery.

Samuel L. Hernandez, 39, loving husband, father, son, and brother passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Samuel graduated from Odem High School in 2001 and had been employed at Sam Kane Beef Processors. He is preceded in death by his mother, Dora Garces Hernandez. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Maribel Hernandez, his sons, Eliseo Hernandez and Samuel Hernandez, his daughter, Dora Hernandez, his father, Jesus Hernandez, his brother, Pedro Hernandez, his sister, Sharron (Frank) Ramos, his father and mother-in-law, Monico and Jesusa Bravo, brother-in-law, Monico (Jennifer) Bravo, Jr., his sisters-in-law, Marisol (Taneicha) Bravo, Monica Bravo and Joslin Bravo, his nephew, Elisha Bravo, his nieces, Victoria (Wally) Ramos Martinez, Martina M. Ramos, Francisca L. Ramos, Emma I. Ramos, Alaiyah Bravo, Brooklyn Bravo, and Lillyana Bravo. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 11 AM Monday, January 25, 2021, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment followed at Eternal Rest Cemetery.

Rosa C. Herrera, 78, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Rosa was a longtime resident of Odem. She was a working mother who loved her children and adored her grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, Hector C. Nunez, Miguel C. ( Antonia ) Nunez and Fred C. Nunez of Odem, Bobby C. ( Nelda ) Nunez of Portland and Ramon C. (Sheri ) Herrera of Inez, Tx, her brother, Emeterio Castillo of California, 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 PM Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 AM Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Isaias Estepa as celebrant. Interment followed at San Pedro Cemetery.

 

Carol Ann Hesseltine, of Sinton, Texas, passed away on December 15, 2020, at age 74. Born in Sinton, Tx to Jack B. and Linsey Preston, she was baptized, confirmed, and married at Grace Lutheran Church in Sinton. A friend to everyone, Carol Ann was popular and developed many life-long relationships. Her beauty and charm led to her being named Miss San Patricio County in 1964. She loved being outdoors and riding horses and her skill on horseback rivaled the best cowboys. ​After graduating from Sinton High School in 1965, she attended Texas Tech University and Texas A&I University. She married Gerald Hesseltine on October 8, 1966, and started a new set of challenges raising three children, building a business with Gerald, and working as a school secretary. If you pass through the Refugio school system in the 1970s and 1980s, she touched your life. Carol Ann raised her three children and eight grandchildren but opened her heart to countless others. She supported all of them in their endeavors throughout their lives, and whether you called her "Mom" or "Mimi" or "Mrs. Hesseltine", you knew who your greatest fan was. She served her Church and community as superintendent of the Sunday School at Grace Lutheran and many other roles. Carol Ann's life was the measure of Grace under pressure. She handled every situation with a smile, a kind word, and a determined spirit, always striking a positive note. Carol Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the prime of her life. Even with this challenge, she never lost her Faith, compassion, poise, grace, or her ability to reach out to others to make them feel better. She epitomized all that is right, and everyone should follow her example. 

"Shine on me sunshine, Walk with me world, It's a skippidity do da day, I'm the happiest girl, in the whole U.S.A"

Carol Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Jack B. and Linsey Preston, and her sister, Linda Mayo. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Gerald; her children and their spouses; daughter Sherry and husband Derron Mirtsching of Leander, daughter Viki Martino of Sinton, and son Scooter and wife Erika of Orange Grove; grandchildren, Travis, Cameron, Linsey, Chelsea, Ashlyn, Christiana, Elise, and Mikayla; her brother, Jack Preston and wife Carolyn, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend special thanks to Lili Garza, Carol Ann's caregiver, whose boundless love, compassion, dedication, and friendship enriched Carol Ann's life beyond measure. Memorials can be made to Grace Lutheran Church - Sinton or to the charity of your choice. Visitation is 2 PM until 5 PM, Saturday, December 19, 2020, at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton. Funeral service is 2 PM, Sunday, December 20 at Grace Lutheran Church, Sinton. Internment will follow at the Sinton Cemetery. 

Ruby Ann Hesseltine was a devoted wife, mom and grandmother. She was a faithful employee of both Sinton ISD and Refugio ISD, touching lives amongst both staff and students for many years. Ruby loved giving of herself to others, whether family and friends or complete strangers. She never tired of helping anyone in need. Ruby was the backbone of her family and always had a smile on her face. Ruby had many talents, cooking, sewing, carpentry and gardening. She also loved to travel with her daughters, going on different adventures across the country. Ruby and her husband, Jim, were married for 41 years and are now finally reunited with one another for all eternity. She was preceded in death by her sister, Charlie Ward and her husband, Jim Hesseltine. She left behind a family that loved her dearly, consisting of her son, Jeff Hesseltine of Luling,Texas, her daughters, Tiffany Jones of New Braunfels, Texas, Shanna White of Boerne, Texas, Mandy Hesseltine of Portland, Texas,  Debbie Slaughter of Vidor,Texas, adopted member of the family, Nicole Garcia of San Antonio, Texas, her father, Shorty Ward of Freer, Texas, her mother, Hazel Graham of Mathis, Texas, her brother, John Meyers of Austin, Texas,  her sister, Dona Dye of Austin, Texas, 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10:00AM Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Samuels officiating. Interment followed at the Sinton Cemetery.

 

Ira Higginbotham, Jr, of Kingsville, passed away June 14, 2018, at the age of 75.  He was born November 13, 1942, to Ira and Jewel Margaret Simons Higginbotham. He was a 1962 graduate of Henrietta M. King High School in Kingsville, and he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Range and Wildlife Management, both from Texas A&I University. Ira worked in public education in Texas, with the Co-operative Extension Service through the University of Arizona, and in the private sector in irrigation and landscaping. He was an avid outdoorsman, and fishing and dancing were among his passions. He was predeceased by his parents and is survived by the love of his life, Rosalie Roy of Portland; sons Benjamin (Sue) Higginbotham of Jonesborough, TN, and Joseph Higginbotham of Humble, TX; and a daughter, Jan Elizabeth (Leighton) Stovall of Dumas, TX.  His grandchildren are Elizabeth (Zachary) Carter of Houston; Hannah, Katherine, and Grace Higginbotham of Jonesborough, TN; Jennifer Mokshefsky and Jonathan Higginbotham of Humble; and Zachary, Caleb and Sarah Stovall of Dumas. He is also survived by a sister, Jewel “Tissa” Peterson of Rio Grande City; and a brother, Al Higginbotham of Kingsville. A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at the Robstown Community Hall at 4612 County Road 42 between Agua Dulce and Robstown. Directions and a map are available on the hall’s website, www.robstowncommunityhall.com A meal and time for sharing will follow the service. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or the charity of your choice.

 

Francis Louise Horton, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 following a long illness. Frances was a great Mom, a wonderful Grandmother and was loved by everyone. She is survived by her loving family, her daughters, Debbie Crawford and Tammy (Larry) Anderson of Odem, her sister, Shirley Warren of Corpus Christi, her three grandchildren, Bryan Williams, Eric Smith and Jennifer Williams and her great granddaughter, Arabelle Louise Smith. Graveside services were held at 2:00PM Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Sinton Cemetery. Interment followed. 

 

Eric Michael Hoverson, age 37, passed away on July 29, 2016 in Corpus Christi,Texas. Eric was born on June 8,1979 in Harlingen,Texas. He was a 1997 graduate of Odem High School and a beloved member of the community. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Richard and Ruby Hoverson of La Feria,Texas and his maternal grandparents Frazier and Marjorie Treadaway of Victoria,Texas and his uncle Richard Treadaway. He is survived by his parents Michael and Terry Hoverson, his sister Cassie (Jacob) and nephews Owen and Elijah King of Robstown,Texas, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were held at 11:00AM Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Odem located at 307 W. Turner in Odem. In lieu of flowers,the family asks for donations in Eric's name to either charity below: Good Samaritan Rescue Mission or the Mother Teresa Shelter.

Lenora Evelyn Huble, 87, passed away on August 29, 2021 after a long illness. She was born September 24, 1933. She was greeted in heaven by her Savior that she truly believed in. Her faith in the Lord and being a Christian helped her in her life. She instilled in her children and family the true meaning of Jesus. She witnessed to them and others when she could. You can never say that she didn't know her songs and bible verses. She read and studied her devotionals and even when she couldn't read any longer, she listened to her very close and dear friend Mary Contreras as she read them to her. Her dear friend Diane Mireles took care of her also. She was a devoted Bonton member. She enjoyed her Monday card games with her friends. She also enjoyed going to country music jamborees with Harlene Wilson. At her early age, her and Edward would enjoy going to Polka dances. She enjoyed visiting with her sisters and in laws. She never missed a reunion on her side, even asking a friend to join her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Hattie Skoruppa, and her precious husband, Edward, that she shared her love for him before May 2010, one sister, Abilene Morgan, and her in-laws. She leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Kenneth Vanecek of Sinton, her son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Debbie Huble of Alamogordo, New Mexico. She has three grandchildren, David (Angel) Huble, Vicki (Larry) Grove, Christopher Huble, and seven great grandchildren, MaKayla (Gene) Cottrell, J.W. Grove, Justin Grove, Clayton, Sophia, and Gabriel Huble, and Haylee Huble. She is also survived by her precious sisters, Frances Repka, Millie Isaacks (Merle), Leona  Blanchard, Hattie Ann (Tom) Tucker, sister-in-law, Barbra Huble, many nieces, nephews, cousins and her precious friends. A visitation will be held Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel from 5 PM to 7 PM. Funeral services will held at 10 AM Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. She will be laid to rest at the Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore, Texas.

 

On July 10, 2020, we lost a great man, Armand G. Huerta, 74. It was sudden but we are comforted to know he is at peace with his parents Julia and Frank Huerta, daughter Ashley Renee Huerta and his grandson David Jesus Huerta. Armand was great at catching our hearts and catfish. He proudly served our country retiring after 23 years in the United States Air Force. He retired as a TSGT and was proud to say that he kept those jeeps running during the Vietnam Conflict. He always had a smile and a corny joke. He will be greatly missed and remembered. He leaves behind his wife Martha Huerta and five children, Renee & Anthony Zapata, Armanda Huerta, Angelica and Kevin Covington, two sons, Frank Huerta and Samuel Huerta, sisters, Rose and Blair Eztler, 13 grandchildren, several cousins, two sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, five nephews, and three nieces. Visitation was held from 2 PM to 9 PM with a rosary being recited at 7 PM Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass was held at 11 AM Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Graveside services and interment were held at 2 PM, Thursday at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi.