OBITUARIES

Edroy, Tx

Antonio "Tony" Lopez, 57, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Most who knew Tony know that that he lived life to the fullest. He definitely lived life "his way" but his crazy lifestyle never kept him from helping any and everyone who may have needed it. He was a constant fixture in our little town of Edroy, often stopping to help any family, friends, or neighbors that would need it...and always with some good laughs and conversation. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Amy Lopez of Edroy, his brothers, Ernesto (Maria) Lopez, Domingo (Elva) Lopez, Rey (Elda) Lopez and Mario Lopez of Edroy, Richard (Gracie) Lopez and Alex (Felecia) Lopez of Odem, Rudy (Roanne) Lopez of Corpus Christi, Peter (Isabel) Lopez and Manuel Lopez of Minnesota and Orlando (Arlene) Lopez of San Antonio, his sisters, Emma Morin and Viola Hernandez of Edroy, Esmeralda Trigo of Michigan, Maria Lopez and Lisa Beltran of Corpus Christi, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 3 PM to 9 PM with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Friday, May 20, 2022, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Edroy with Father George as celebrant. Services will conclude at the church.

Edroy, Tx

Pablo Simon Guerrero, 62, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Pablo was born on November 9, 1959, in Sinton, Texas to Fidencio T. Guerrero, Sr. and Julia Martinez Guerrero. He had been a lifelong resident of Edroy and was a great man who was always willing to help anyone. He is survived by his ex- wife, Isela Guerrero of Bryan, his sons, Joe Guerrero of Edroy and Pablo Guerrero, Jr. of Bryan, his

daughters, Andrea Guerrero of Bryan and Adrianna Guerrero of San Antonio, his brothers, Fidencio (Yolanda) Guerrero, Jr., Jesse (Linda) Guerrero, Sr. and Joe Guerrero all of Sinton, his sisters, Maria Flores of Sinton and Angie (Santiago) Flores of Odem, 10 grandchildren,12 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 9 PM on Sunday, May 15, 2022, with a rosary will recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Monday, May 16, 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.

Rene Guerra was born on February 9, 1968, to Mr. and Mrs. Macedonio Guerra and passed away on April 28, 2022. Rene is preceded in death by his parents, Macedonio Guerra and Irene Guerra, his nephew, Armando Garcia II, and grandmother, Lydia Luna. He is survived by his daughters, Rosemary (Cirenio) Estrada and Melissa Nicole Guerra, his sister, Ida Lisa (Ramiro Rene) Alejandre, brothers, Alex Guerra, Mace Guerra, and Andrew (Maria Elena) Guerra. Rene is also survived by his wife, Dora Arevalo, and his stepchildren, Hortencia (Daniel) Garcia, Celia (Antonio) Villarreal, Angel (Raphael) Sotelo, Cory Zavala, and Santos (Amber) Zavala. 

Rene was a graduate of Robstown High in 1987 and worked for many years as a mechanic. He loved backyard BBQs and spending time with his family and friends. Rene was a good loyal friend to many in the small community of Robstown, Texas and will be greatly missed by his friends and family. A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton, Texas from 2-6 PM with a service to celebrate Rene's life at 5 PM. 

Odem, TX

 

Edwin Ray Rothlisberger, 89, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022, following a long illness.  Edwin loved the Lord and being a choir leader in the church.  He also loved listening to music and dancing.  He is survived by his sons, Allen Rothlisberger of Odem, Chuck (Stephanie) Wood of Odem, Rick (Christina) Wood of Virginia, and Rodney Wood of Corpus Christi.  He is also survived by his daughters Pam (David) Metting of Odem and Janis (Bern) Prather of Camp Wood; his brothers Gerald Holubeck of Tynan, Texas; Larry Holubeck of New Braunfels, Texas; and Gary Holubeck of Skidmore, Texas; his daughter-in-law Sharon Rothlisberger of Sinton, 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.  Graveside services will be held at 10am Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Evergreen Cemetery in Odem with Pastor Willis Moore officiating.

Mary Alice Moreno Martinez, 61, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 29, 2022. Mary Alice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was born on July 13,1960 in Sinton, Texas to Manuel and Dora Zuniga Moreno. She loved and enjoyed being a sponsor and mom for the Sinton High School Band for 28 years and enjoyed going on their band field trips. She also enjoyed working the concession stand on Friday night games. She will be truly missed. She is survived by her husband, Jessie Martinez of Sinton, her daughters, Monica Castillo of Portland and Stacey Salinas of Sinton, her brothers, Adolfo Galvan of Sinton and Manuel Moreno of Corpus Christi, her sisters, Gloria Buckner of Iowa, Mary Soto and Margie Moreno of San Antonio, Gloria Martinez, Mary Jane Perez, Alice Ebanez and Rita Rodriguez of Houston, her grandchildren, Steve, Jr., Marc, Adrian, Arianna, A.J., Mathew, Kimberly, Emily, Marcy, Miguel, Jr., Daniela and Julie, her great granddaughter, Aria Rose. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Monday, May 2, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sinton with Father Yul Ibay as celebrant.

Rose Marie Gomez-Jardon, (79), passed away peacefully April 23, 2022, alongside her loving family. Rose being a loving, wife (being widowed in 2001), grandmother, and friend to all, Her Strong Catholic faith along with becoming a Cursillistas in 1978. Preceding her in death is her husband, Jesus Jardon, her parents Leonardo & Enriqueta, her brother Jose "Angel" Gomez. Survived by her children, Mamie Jardon-Soto (Deceased Jesus David Soto), Doris Moreno (Jesus Moreno), Tomaz Jardon (Mary Jo Jardon), Herlinda Jardon-Palacios, her brothers, Adolfo Gomez (Leah), David Gomez (Olga), her grandchildren, Orlando Soto, David Soto, Jessica Soto, Jimmy Lee Moreno, Kristian Moreno, Amber Garcia, Brittany Jardon, Christopher Jardon, Marco Antonio Palacios II, Brianna Victoria Palacios, Nicholas Andres Palacios, her great grandchildren, Andrew Michael Soto, Mia Grace Soto, Ashton David Soto, Vada Rose Soto, Davidson Orion Soto, Harley Jade Soto, Caleb Lee Moreno, Blakely Grace Moreno, Paislee Lynn Moreno, Peyton Olivia Garcia, Dylan Garcia, Lauren Garcia, Chloe Rodriguez and Tristian Rodriguez. She will be missed dearly by her family and remembered for the love and care she memorialized amongst her family. Visiting times will be Monday, April 25, 2022, at 2:30 PM, Tuesday, April 26, 2022, all day with a rosary at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 11 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with burial following at Eternal Rest Cemetery.

Virginia Nell Gregorczyk Grice went home to the Lord on April 13, 2022. Virginia (Jenny as she was called by all that knew her) was born on December 4, 1938, in Papalote, Texas to Fannie Mae Van Ness and Boniface Lawrence Gregorczyk. She was the youngest of nine children. She married W.F. "Bud" Grice on September 15, 1956. They made their home in Sinton, Texas, and together they raised two children, Troy Dean Grice, and Tammy Ann (Grice) Zagorski. During their years together, Jenny and Bud enjoyed fishing the bays and river, and deer hunting in Colorado, numerous family vacations and spending time with their grandsons, Justin "Garrett" Jacks and Dylan Paul Catherman. Jenny is survived by her children, her son-in-law, William "Ski" Zagorski, Sr., her grandsons, her great-grandchildren, Cora Ann Jacks, Nola Kay Jacks, and Gideon Reeves Jacks, her sisters, Frances "Bill" Brown, Margie Paterson, and Shirley Raska, and her brother-in-law Raymond Raska, as well as many nieces and nephews. As were Jenny's wishes, a simple graveside service will be held Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11 AM at Sinton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. 

Romelia "Romy" Torres Molina, 68, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. She was born on August 1, 1953, in Sinton, Texas. There was nothing more important to Romy than her

family. She loved spending time with them. Romy had a contagious laugh, you couldn't help but laugh alongside of her, most of the times

making her the life of the party. She was very giving, kindhearted, spiritual and an amazing cook. Romy welcomed everyone with open arms,

even to complete strangers, she would talk and joke as if she's known them her whole life. She had this beauty and glow inside of her that

would just radiate a beautiful soul and woman that will be dearly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, Victoria and

Cosme Torres, her husband, Rosalio Molina, her children, Debbie and Rosalio Molina, Jr., her brothers, Juan Torres, Max Torres and Joe

Torres and her sister, Virginia Martinez. She is survived by her children, Jacob and Jason Molina, her daughter, Desiree Liscano, her brothers, Cosme Torres, Jr., and John Cantu, her sisters, Blanca Guzman, Nora Gonzales, Arleen Torres and Melissa Guzman, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A visitation was held on Friday, April 1, 2022, and Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 3 PM to 9 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home.

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. 

Humberto C. Vasquez, "Beto", 82, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022, after a short illness at Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline, Corpus Christi, Texas. He worked with numerous companies as a laborer, helper, sandblaster, and storekeeper. He enjoyed going out to eat and going riding around. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elvira C. Villarreal; father, Manuel R. Vasquez; step-father, Tomas Villarreal; brothers, Guadalupe "Tony" Vasquez from Kentucky and Valentin Vasquez from Sinton, Tx. He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He loved his family and friends and will be dearly missed.

 

A viewing and rosary will be held on April 9, 2022, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel from 3 PM to 9 PM. The rosary will be at 7 PM. 

Elizabeth Sue Elsik McDaniel, 88, of Sinton, Texas, was called home by our Lord on March 14, 2022. Sue was born September 24, 1933, in Kingsville, Texas to Lula Parmley and Frank John Elsik. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Franklin (Bill) McDaniel, her parents, and her brother, F. J. Elsik. Sue and Bill were high school sweethearts at Henrietta M. King High School in Kingsville, Texas. They married on September 18, 1954 and were both graduates of Texas A& I University. Sue was an accounting major and administrative assistant to the University President. She was also a member of Beta Gamma sorority and the Wesley Foundation. 

Bill and Sue moved to Sinton in 1957 and started a family. Sue taught various grade levels within Sinton I.S.D., with teaching office education in the high school as her favorite. She was a strong Christian and instilled those values in her family. They joined the First United Methodist Church upon moving to Sinton. Throughout their lives they remained faithful and dedicated members. Sue was active in United Methodist Women and served the church in many capacities over the past 65 years. Sue loved hunting and fishing with Bill, gardening, cooking, volunteering, and spending time at the Elsik beach property on Baffin Bay. But she especially loved her role as "Granny" to her seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Sue was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and friend. She and Bill had a special relationship, and these two high school sweethearts are now reunited. 

Sue is survived by her sister, Jean Elsik Prejean of Kingsville; her daughter Laurie Collins (Chris) of Houston, daughter Leslie Martin (Bob) of Plano, and son Patrick McDaniel (Stephanie) of Sinton; grandchildren, Allie Martin Floyd (Walter), Trey Martin (Rachel), Rachel Collins Kronzer (Corey), Amanda Collins, Wesley McDaniel, Matthew Collins, and Nolan McDaniel; and her great-granddaughter, Reese Anne Floyd. A reception honoring and celebrating Sue's life will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church in Sinton, Texas on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Friends are invited to join the family in the Fellowship Hall from 11:30 to 1 PM. Honoring Sue's wishes, a private family memorial service will be held at another time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Sinton, Texas. 

Odem, Tx

William "Bill" Kastner, 79, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022 after a long illness. Bill had been employed as a maintenance supervisor for Odem-Edroy I.S.D. He enjoyed woodwork, yard work and bossing people around. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Sylvia Kastner, his sons, Curtis Kastner of Odem and Mark Kastner of Lampasas, Tx ,his sister, Jeannette Kocurek of New Braunfels, Tx, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM Friday, March 25, 2022, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home with Rev. Willis Moore officiating. The family requests that masks be worn at the service.

Odem, Tx

Michelina (Lina) Maria Carrogu-Rocha, 73, of Odem, Texas passed away on March 16, 2022, after a long illness. Michelina was born on October 1, 1948, to Paola and Nicolino Carrogu in Bulzi, Sardegena. Michelina attained her GED at Chanute AFB, Ranatoul, IL. In 1969, Michelina met Fernando Rocha Jr. and wed on February 14, 1971, going on to have one child, Nickalos A. Rocha. Michelina was a 35-year dedicated parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus, having taught Religious Education for 20 years. Michelina loved volunteering at Driscoll Children's Hospital for 20 years. Michelina is predeceased by her parents (Paola Fiori and Nicolino Carrogu). Michelina is survived by Fernando Rocha Jr. (husband), Nickalos A. Rocha (son, and wife, Chelynne Chuc), Salvatorre Carrogu (brother), Severeno Carrogu (brother), Paulo Carrogu (brother), and Giovannina Manunta (sister). Visitation will be held Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 2 PM to 9 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM, Monday, March 21, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem with Father George officiating. Interment will follow at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi at 11 AM. 

Francisco "Pancho" A. Castillo, Sr.,89, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 16,2022. Francisco was born on November 14, 1932, in Anson, Texas to Gilberto Castillo, Sr. and Nicolasa Alvira. Francisco enjoyed fishing and doing woodwork. He loved playing dominos and especially loved the Dallas Cowboys. He also maintained and cleaned the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Idolina Castillo, his daughter, Norma Castillo Garcia, his brothers, Eladio Castillo, Sr., Estanislado Castillo, Sr., Jose Castillo, Craciano Castillo and Gilbert Castillo, Jr., his sisters, Guadalupe Martinez and Maria Quintanilla. He is survived by his loving family, his daughter, Yolanda (Pablo) Rodriguez, his sons, Frank (Mollie) Castillo, Jr. and Michael (Rosemary) Castillo, 10 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM, Friday, March 18, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with a holy mass to follow at 10:00 AM with Father Yul Ibay as celebrant. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton. The family requests that masks be worn at the rosary and the mass.

Odem, Tx

Michael Douglass Shipman was born January 25, 1939, in El Paso, Texas, to Jimmy and Ruth Shipman. He passed away March 14, 2022, at 3 PM. Shortly after starting to school, his family moved to Lubbock, Texas. He completed his education at Texas Tech with two degrees. Immediately upon graduating from Texas Tech, he joined Uncle Sam in the Army during the Korean War. He was in the Army two years and two years in the Army Reserves and was discharged a Sargent. He was a Mason and a member of the American Legion. (I asked him if it was hard becoming a Mason and he said extremely hard!) 

After leaving the Army, he was hired by Kroger and managed a Kroger grocery store in Dallas, Texas. He had some humorous stories and some serious experiences to tell. He moved to Houston and worked for Crown Zellerbach, a large company headquartered in California. He worked for several companies, always in sales. He worked for Royal Paper Company that had over 80 salesmen. Each year end the company had a sales party announcing different sales awards. Mike won Salesman of the Year five years in a row. He lost the sixth year to a company that had twelve salesmen. He congratulated the men and then said he would beat them the next year, and he did! 

He and his wife, Betty, moved to Kerrville, Texas, where they started their own company, Mike Shipman and Associates. They had five salesmen working for them and his territory included five different states. Mike had a stroke in 2009 and was unable to continue his business. Mike and Betty moved to Odem, Texas, in 2010, Betty's hometown where she was born and had numerous family that she could depend on for help in taking care of Mike. Mike had two sons - Michael Douglass Shipman II and wife, and Bryan Stephen Shipman and wife, Ivana. He had three grandsons, Michael Douglass Shipman III, James Mathew Shipman, and John Michael Shipman, one great grandson, and one great granddaughter. He had two stepdaughters, Dian Kay Oppel and Connie Lynn Hunter, eight step grandchildren, and eleven step great grandchildren. He had several cousins and numerous friends. If you were fortunate enough to have known Mike, you would never forget him. 

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Evergreen Cemetery in Odem. 

Dorothy Boscamp Lightfoot, 89, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Dorothy was born March 29, 1932, to the late Arthur and Carrie Boscamp in Sinton, Texas. She grew up in Sinton and graduated from Sinton High School with the class of 1949. Dorothy married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Evans Lightfoot who preceded her in death. Dorothy was a devoted housewife and loving mother. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Judy Lightfoot Krohne, her sister, Pauline Boscamp Stewart and her niece, Brenda Dyer Englebert. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Clinton Boscamp and Bobbie Boscamp. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 PM Sunday, March 13, 2022, at Sinton Cemetery.

Ricardo Villarreal, 75, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 3, 2022. He was born on April 19, 1946, in Sinton, Texas to Abraham and Cristela Villarreal. He had been employed for Texas Wilbert Vault for 26 years and 10 years for Ortiz Security. He enjoyed participating in his favorite hobbies, Crossroads of Texas Living History Association in Victoria, Texas, Texas Pioneer Muzzleloader of Corpus Christi, and volunteering at Presidio-La Bahia in Goliad, Texas and horseback riding. He is preceded in death by his parents, Abraham and Cristela Villarreal, Sr., his daughter, Ronny Jo Villarreal Hunt, his brothers, Savas Villarreal and Abraham Villarreal, Jr. He is survived by his loving family, his wife Petra Villarreal, his daughter, Molly (Jesse) Ortiz, sons, Israel (Christine) Villarreal, Eric Villarreal, Joseph Villarreal, Daniel Villarreal, Jose Villarreal, Juan (Anna) Villarreal, Willy (Veronica) Villarreal, Eric Jordan Villarreal, Ricky Villarreal and Henry (Stephanie) Villarreal, grandchildren, Joshua Richard (Stephanie) Ortiz, Marissa (Chris) Ortiz-Ceballos, Justin Ortiz, Lorenzo Villarreal, Cecilia Villarreal, Madeline (Maddy) Hunt, Juhvana Villarreal, Roman Villarreal, Marcos Villarreal, Luciano Villarreal, Anthony Villarreal, Jacob Villarreal, Benjamin Villarreal, Aracelie Villarreal, Zack Villarreal, Ava Villarreal, Kenneth Villarreal and Kaimen Villarreal, great grandchildren, Mindy Ceballos, Addison Ceballos and Judson Ortiz, his brother, Juan Jose (Elva) Villarreal, numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, from 2 PM to 9 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church in Odem with Pastor Harold officiating. Pallbearers will be Joshua Ortiz, Justin Ortiz, Lorenzo Villarreal, Benjamin Villarreal, Andy Hunt and Savas Villarreal, Jr., honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Villarreal and Judson Villarreal. Services will conclude at the church. The family requests that masks be worn at the visitation and at the church.

Ernesto "Ernest" R. Silvas, Jr., 75, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, and friend went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 4,2022. Ernest was born on October 21, 1946, in Mathis, Texas to Ernesto R. Silvas, Sr. and Dolores R. Rodriguez. He had been employed as a park supervisor by the city of Sinton. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Emilio Silvas, his sisters, Alicia Muniz and Linda Dominguez. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Estella Silvas of Sinton, his sons, Jerry (Linda) Silvas of Fate, Texas, Ernesto (Susan) Silvas, III of San Antonio, Richard (Alba) Silvas of Sinton and Anthony (Joeniva) Silvas of Corpus Christi, his daughters, Mary Jane (Ernest) Gutierrez of Odem and Krystal (Abel) Sanchez of Portland, his sisters, Lydia Martinez of Odem, Rachel Muniz of Garland and Esmeralda Hernandez of Sinton, 20 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 2-9 PM on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Tuesday, March 8,2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sinton with Father Yul Ibay as celebrant. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton. The family would like to give thanks to the Spohn Shoreline staff who took very good care of their loved one. Also, a big thank you to all their family and friends for their love and support. The family requests that masks be worn during the visitation, rosary, and at the mass.

Grady Lee Odom, Jr., 88, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 25, 2022. Grady was born on February 22, 1934, in Sweetwater, Texas to Grady Lee Odom, Sr. and Lois Wood. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Barney Odom. Grady graduated from Sweetwater High School at the age of 17. He had been employed by the Santa Fe Railroad until his retirement and was later employed by Evins Glass, retiring after 22 years. He was a member of the Corpus Christi Lion's Club, the Corpus Christi Commodores, Corpus Christi Insurance Womans Club, Sinton Community Choir, was a Presbyterian Elder, Deacon, and Sunday School teacher. He was a U.S. Army veteran. If you needed to know any sports information Grady could tell you. He loved the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Tech Raiders, Texas Rangers, the Sinton Pirates and the Sweetwater Mustangs. He loved children and the children loved him. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandsons. He is survived by his wife, Judy Odom of Mathis, his sons, Justin (Tammy) Chopelas of Robstown, Barrett Chopelas of Cincinnati, Ohio and Mark Odom of Rockwall, Tx, a special son, Alex Odom, his sister, Mary Feagan of Waxahachie, Tx, his brother, Billy Odom of Taylor, Tx, his grandsons, Brady and Cooper Chopelas of Cincinnati, Ohio. Services will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff of Windsor Calallen for all the wonderful care of Grady. Graveside services will be held at 10 AM Friday, April 8, 2022, at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi with full military honors.

Ramon Rodriguez, 77, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on Sunday, February 20,2022. Ramon was

a loving, caring and wonderful man to his family. He had been employed as a truck driver and had many hobbies. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Oralia Rodriguez of Sinton, his sons, Michael Rojas of Sinton and Raymond Rodriguez, Jr. of Corpus

Christi, his daughter, Eva Rodriguez of Flour Bluff, three grandchildren, Chancery Rojas of South Carolina, Guadalupe Rodriguez and Roberto Rodriguez of Corpus Christi and numerous great grandchildren.

Sinton, Tx

 

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.

Ofelia De Leon Smith, 76, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Ofelia was born on January 20, 1946, in Sinton, Texas to Manuel and Blasa De Los Santos De Leon. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her loving family, her husband, Kyle Smith of Sinton, her sons, Christopher (Yuleima) and Eric Dean (Ivy) Smith of Sinton, her daughter, Chelsee Smith of Sinton, her brothers, Manuel (Gracie) De Leon, Jr. of Sinton and Reynaldo De Leon of Taft, her sisters, Eloise (Jesus) Moreno, Elma De Leon, and Mary Helen De Leon of Sinton, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Graveside services will be held at 10 AM Friday, February 11, 2022, at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton with Father Yul Ibay officiating. Interment will follow.

Ramon G. Cardenas, Jr., 72, loving father, brother, uncle and friend went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 30, 2022. Ramon had been employed as a welder-pipefitter and was a US Army veteran. He was a member of the Signal Corp. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ramon Cardenas, Sr. and Luisa Cardenas, and his niece, Stephanie C. Trevino. He is survived by his loving family, his son, Carlo Cardenas of Ingleside, his daughters, Nicole Cardenas of Ingleside and Raquelle Cardenas of Clovis, New Mexico, his brothers, Domingo Cardenas of Sinton, Edward Cardenas of Dallas and Luis Cardenas of Oklahoma, his sisters, Celia Cardenas of Oklahoma, Maria Elena Cardenas and Alicia Cardenas of Skidmore, and three grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 2, 2022, from 3 PM to 9 PM with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Sinton with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery. The family requests that masks be worn at the visitation, rosary, and the mass.

Angelita "Kene" Trevino was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. She loved to cook and bake. Her tamales were the best. She loved getting together with family and friends to play bingo and Mexican Chalupa. They had several close friends, Comadres, and Compadres. They loved getting together with them for BBQing or hunting trips. Angelita was a devout Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. She was also a Crusillista. She loved praying her rosary and would pray daily for all her family and friends. Her favorite pastime was shopping and eating out with her three daughters whom she loved very much. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Angelita Sanchez, her husband, Frank Trevino, Sr., her son Frank Trevino, Jr. and several siblings. She is survived by her loving family, her daughters, Patricia (Frank) Escamilla, Gracie T. (Javier) Guerra and Alma (Leonardo) Moreno of Sinton, her brothers, Alberto Sanchez and Jerry Sanchez of Sinton, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022, from 2 PM to 9 PM, with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM, Saturday, February 5, 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 at the mass.

Sinton, Tx

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. 

Lake Charles, LA 

Billie Jean Miller, 89, joined her husband, parents, and son on January 21, 2022. Billie was born to Lester and Sally Miller of Odem, Texas on September 22, 1932. She was the oldest of four children and the only girl. Billie graduated from Odem High School in 1952. After graduation, she worked at Janicke's Drug Store in Odem. In 1952, she married the love of her life, Howell Preston Miller, just 18 days before he shipped overseas. During their 53 years of marriage, they lived in Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Odem, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; and Corpus Christi, Texas. Billie enjoyed being a mother to her son, David Preston (1954) and daughter, Brenda Gail (1957). Billie was an excellent homemaker and was passionate about cooking and baking, always ready to seek out and try new recipes for the family. She assisted with the family's ranching endeavors, though seeing her climb on a horse at 4'9" was everyone's favorite part of the day. 

After retirement, she and Howell retired to their property in Saint Paul, Texas where they maintained a garden, horses, and chickens to keep them busy. After Howell's passing in 2006, Billie became an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Sinton, holding various volunteer roles such as church treasurer and unofficial kitchen manager. She was also active in local ladies' luncheons and coffee groups. After 30 years in the Sinton area, Billie moved to Brookdale Assisted Living Community in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where she spent her days making new friends, playing bingo, attending and often leading cooking classes, and continuing to be a firecracker to everyone she encountered. 

Billie is survived by her daughter Brenda (Danny) Hennigan of Lake Charles, grandchildren Clayton (Tessa) Hennigan, Melissa (Glen) McPherson, Lori Hennigan, and Jordan Miller, great-grandchildren Camryn McPherson and Preston Hennigan, brothers Bill Miller of Baytown, Texas and Joe (Joyce) Miller of Gatesville, Texas. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 AM on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church in Sinton. Pastor Matt Welborn will preside over the services. Interment will follow at the Sinton Cemetery in Sinton. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate all donations to be made to the First United Methodist Church in Sinton, Texas. 

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 mosstly 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. 

Sinton, Tx

Raymundo Espino Navarro, 71, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Raymundo had been employed as a farmer. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 9:45 AM on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton. 

Sinton, Tx

Candelario (Cande) Serrano, 60, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 following a short illness. Candelario was born on October 15, 1961. He was a lifelong resident of Sinton and was employed by Herc Equipment for eight years. He was a graduate of Sinton High School Class of 1980. After graduation he joined the US Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felipe and Anita Serrano, sisters, Aida Lopez and Maida De Leon and his brothers, Wallie Garza and Andrew Serrano. He is survived by his loving family, his son, Canden Felipe Serrano, his fiancee, Amanda Rojas, his sisters, Irma Rodriguez, Diana Chapa, Mary Soliz, Isabella Mayuex, Patricia Lopez and Dora Ramirez, his brothers, Felipe (Willard) Serrano, Ismael Serrano, Pedro Garza and Gabriel Serrano, numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends.A rosary will be recited at 7 PM Monday, January 24,2022 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Sinton with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. After the mass, interment will follow at 11 AM at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi with full military honors. The family requests that masks be worn at the visitation-rosary at the funeral home, mass at the church and the cemetery.

Sinton, Tx

Diana Molina Quilimaco, 68, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on Monday, January 17,2022. Diana is survived by her loving family, her husband, Fernando Quilimaco of Sinton, her son, Guadalupe Bustillos of Dallas, her daughters, Jessica Monroy, Heather Quilimaco and Justine Quilimaco of Sinton, her brothers, Richard Molina of Sinton and Roy Molina of Gregory, eight grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Jessie Cordova, Guadalupe Bustillos, Issac Bustillos, Ian Bustillos, Ira Bustillos, and Derrick Nunez. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton. The family requests that masks be worn at the funeral service.

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 defent 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. 

Sinton, Tx

Jeannette Elisabeth Mick of Sinton, Texas passed away on January 15, 2022. She was 86. Jeannette was born April 21, 1935 to Dave C. Rachal and Irene (Sullivan) Rachal. She graduated from Incarnate Word Academy, Corpus Christi in 1953. After graduation, she was employed by the Corpus Christi State National Bank. She married Robert Mick of Sinton in 1957 and began her life long career of devoted wife and mother. She was employed 20 years at the San Patricio County Appraisal District. She was proud of her pioneering ancestry, which included Rachal, Sullivan, Bluntzer, Galagher, and Odem families. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Jo Ann Tumlinson and Rachel K. Taylor of Houston. Jeannette is survived by her son, William D. Mick of Sinton, daughters, Michele A. Mick of San Antonio, Renee E. Murphy (Jeff) of St. Cloud, Mn., and Shannon K. Hendley (Stacy) of Refugio, Tx, brother-in-law, James P. Taylor of Houston, grandchildren, Melissa Crawford (Ron), Robert A. Mick (Amanda), Jessica Bailey (Clint), Shawn Murphy, Austin Murphy, Kile Hendley, and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 4-8 PM with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM, Friday, January 21, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Yul Ibay as celebrant. Interment will follow at Sinton Cemetery in Sinton. The family requests that masks be worn at the visitation-rosary and at the mass. 

Odem, Tx 

Delia Martinez, 94, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Delia worked very hard for her kids. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sisto and Victoria Nino, her brothers, Paul and Rudy Nino, and her grandchild Danielle Marroquin. She is survived by her loving family, her sons, Michael Martinez of Austin and Richard (Dee Dee) Martinez of Pflugerville, her daughters, Delia  (Rudy) Arredondo of Sinton, Anna Duenez of San Marcos, Hilda (Cipriano) Morin and Gloria Esquivel of Odem and Sylvia

Martinez of Austin, her sisters, Elia Botello of Odem and Juanita Torres of San Marcos, 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 3 great great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held from 2 PM to 9 PM on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Friday, January 14, 2022 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel in Sinton. Interment will follow at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem. The family requests that masks be worn at the visitation and at the funeral service.

Edroy, Tx

Peacefully and surrounded by her family, Felicita (Faye) M. Martinez went to be with our Lord on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the age of 91. She is preceded in death by her husband, Malaquias Martinez, her children, Robert (Antonia) Martinez, Juan (Lulu) Martinez, Ruben (Isabel) Martinez, Sylvia Fregoso, Javier Martinez, and her parents, Jesus and Eugenia Marin, Sr. She was diligent in her work during her time migrating, cleaning houses, and working at the senior citizen center in Edroy. But above all, she was a devoted mother and a devout Catholic. To have received "The Blessing" from her was to feel her love. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Lupe Marroquin, her children, Virginia Montoya, Ernestine (Jesse) Cruz, Alfredo (Rosy) Martinez, Antonio (Teri) Martinez, Mariaelma (Alfonso) Araiza, Jose Luis Martinez, Arturo (Frances) Martinez, and Olgalydia (Gary) Martinez-Kiefer, 40 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren, and 54 great great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, January 11, 2022, with a holy rosary recited at 7 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Edroy. Funeral mass will celebrated at 10 AM, Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Edroy with Father Paul Hesse as celebrant. Interment will follow at Edroy Cemetery in Edroy. 

Odem, Tx

Adan H. Flores, 71, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021. Adan's life was all about his family, friends, music, hunting, fishing and being a comedian. He also enjoyed working on small engine repairs. Adan was preceded in death by his parents, Uselia Castro and Jose Flores Sr. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Maria Flores of Odem, his son, Michael Rossett of Corpus Christi, his daughters, Sara (Gilbert) Cruz and Maria Isabel Flores of Odem, his grandchildren, Gilbert (Shelby) Cruz, Gabrianna J. Cruz and Yazmin U. Cruz, his brothers, Clemente Castro, Daniel Castro and Santiago Flores of Odem, Juan Castro and Ernesto Castro of Sinton, Jose Flores, Jr. and Manuel Flores of Taft, his sisters, Linda Guerrero and Benita Martinez of Sinton, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 2 PM to 9 PM with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Monday, January 3, 2022 at Sacred Heart Church in Odem. Interment will follow at San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.

Odem, Tx

Domingo Morales Moreno, Sr.,86, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021. Domingo was born on February 3, 1935, in Odem, Texas to Benigno G. and Jacoba Morales Moreno. He had been a longtime resident of Odem where he attended all the funerals. He had a great sense of humor who will be missed by all his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Olga Aleman Moreno of Odem, his sons, Domingo (Norma) Moreno, Jr. of Corpus Christi, Benigno (Sulema) Moreno of Odem and Carlos (Jo Janie) Moreno of San Antonio, his daughter, Belinda (Santos) Amador of New Orleans, Louisiana, his brother, Joe (Minerva) Moreno of Ennis, his sisters, Eva Tobar of Sinton and Antonia Garcia of Pearland, 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Tuesday, December 21, 2021, from 1 PM to 9 PM with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem with Father Pete Elizardo as celebrant. Interment will follow at San Pedro Cemetery. Masks are required at the visitation and at the funeral mass.

Sinton, Tx

Sandra Ann Surginer, 65, was born on March 31, 1956, and passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Sandra was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. In her early years, she was a cashier/manager at many different places, Sonic being the main one. In her free time, she could be found enjoying life with family and friends. She was an avid outdoors person from messing with her plants to fishing. She brought joy to everyone she knew and embraced life as it came. She was preceded in by her parents, Hiarm Dudley and Gladys June Floyd, her sister, June Floyd and infant child, and her brother, James William Floyd. She is survived by her husband, E. L. Surginer, Jr., her daughters, Katrina Surginer, Amanda Surginer, Krystal Lynn Clark and Sheryl Lynn Collins, her sons, Paul Timothy Clark and Dusty Surginer, her brothers, Toby (Alice) Floyd, Gary (Sheri) Floyd, Terry (Sheri) Floyd and Larry (Neva) Floyd, her sisters, Gloria (Lucky) Smith, and June Berry Floyd, nine grandchildren and one future great grandchild due in May, numerous nieces and nephews.

Sinton, Tx

 

Jose Rico, 73, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021 following a long illness. Jose was born on May 19, 1948 in Sinton, Texas to

Eleno Rico and Luz Ramirez. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his sons, Luis Rico and Miguel Rico of Wisconsin his brother 

Ricardo Martinez of San Antonio, his sisters, Maria Luisa Serna, Yolanda Castillo, Juanita Martinez and Cruzita Cancino of Sinton, numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Friday from 1 PM to 9 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel with a holy rosary being recited at 7 PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Glen Mullan as celebrant. The family requests that masks be worn at the visitation and at the church.

Sinton, Tx

 

Adelita V. Olbera, 96, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2021. Adelita was born on May 6, 1925 in Gruene, Texas to Benino and Leonor Briseno Villanueva. Adelita was the last survivor of her siblings. She was the rock of her family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leandro Olbera and her son, Jose Olbera, Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann Perez and Elida De Leon, her grandchildren, Anthony (Crissy) De Leon of Conroe, Tx, Diana Lopez of  San Antonio, Joe O. Perez and Joe P. Olbera, Jr. of Sinton, Leandro P. Olbera, Sr. of Victoria, Manuel P. Olbera, Sr. of Sinton, Heather M. (Jordan) Baumel of Conroe, Leonor Olbera, Lorenzo Olbera, Tomas Olbera and Ricky Olbera of Calfornia, 24 great grandchildren ,and 28 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that were very dear to her. She also had many friends that were very special to her. Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 9 PM Wednesday, December 8 ,2021 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 AM Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church 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 and at the mass.

San Antonio, Tx

 

Daniel G. Rodriguez, 57, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2021. Daniel was born on November 7, 1964 in Sinton, Texas. He is survived by his husband, Israel De Leon, Jr. of 26 years, his mother, Alice Rodriguez, his siblings, Gracie Torres, Richard Rodriguez (Nora Gonzales), Pete Rodriguez (Lupita Rodriguez), Leticia Pizana (ViVi Pizana) and Lisa Hernandez (Marcos Ortiz), nine nieces and one nephew, twenty-three great nieces and nephew. He is preceded in death by his dad, Pedro G. Rodriguez, Sr. Sometimes you go through life and if you're lucky you meet someone special that changes you to be your best. Daniel was that person who always brought laughter, fun and his heart into every relationship he touched. Daniel loved his family and friends and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. A visitation will be held Monday, December 6, 2021 from 3 PM to 9 PM with a holy rosary to be recited at 7 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sinton with Father Pete Elizardo as celebrant. The family requests that masks be worn at the visitation and mass.

Robert Lopez, 55, loving brother, uncle and friend, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 after a long illness. He enjoyed Western Movies, was a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and a die hard Yellowstone fan. He had a nephew, Adam "The Kid" Lopez, who he loved as a son. He was a member of the Memorial Team Detachment #430 Marine Corp League of Corpus Christi. He is preceded in death by his parents, Nicanor, Sr. & Benita Lopez, his brothers, Juan, Nicanor, Jr., and Ruben Lopez, his sisters, Ofelia Gomez, Juana Gamez, Olivia Cruz, uncle and aunt, Gilberto & Virginia Garza, and a nephew, Nicky Lopez. He is survived by his brothers, Rodolfo Lopez & Rene Lopez of Odem,  his sisters, Linda Lopez of Odem and Maria Garza of Zapata, two sister-in-laws, Janie Lopez of Zapata and Charlene Lopez of Alvin. A rosary will be recited at 7 P.M. Friday, December 3, 2021 at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem. Interment will follow at San Pedro Cemetery.