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Monday, November 15, 1999


Brumilda Sh Rodriguez a resident of Corpus Christi, age 74, was called upon by Jesus Christ to her heavenly home after a short battle of illness.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Juan P. Rodriguez and one sister, Catalina Vega.
Mrs. Rodriguez is survived by three sons, Gilbert E. Gonzalez; Vicente A. Gonzalez; and Serafin E. Gonzalez all of Corpus Christi. Five daughters, Mary Y. Gonzalez of Phoenix, Arizona; Esmeralda E. Gonzalez; Yvette R. Gonzales; Maria B (Jesse Gonzales) Rodriguez; and Consuelo M. Rodriguez all of Corpus Christi, Texas. Four sisters,. Georgia Sherman and Susana Gonzalez both of Corpus Christi, Texas; Consepcion T. Sh. Espino and Antonio T. Sherman both of Phoenix, Arizona. 23 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. Members of the family will be the pallbearers.
Mother and love differ only in name for the happiness they bring are one in the same.
Our beautiful mother you will always be in our thoughts and hearts forever and ever.
The family will be receiving friends from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 1999 at Angelus Funeral Home, with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. in the evening.
Rites of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 1999.
A funeral procession will follow at 10:30 a.m.


Patti Cofer, 60, a native of Corpus Christi, is absent from the body and face to face with the Lord, enjoying that perfect peace purchased for her by the death of our Savior. Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her husband Horace (Sonny) Cofer of Ingram, Texas; sons Darren Cofer of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Cameron Cofer of Columbus, Ohio; her parents Ben and Dorotha Herndon; sister Ginger Wolnitzek, and brother Ben Hernon, Jr. all of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. in the Seaside Chapel. Entombment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.


William R. Engelking, 74, of Corpus Christi, passed away Thursday, November 11, 1999, in a local hospital. He was born August 6, 1925, in Orange Grove, Texas to William R. Engelking, Sr. and Janie Todd Engelking. Mr. Engelking served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was an accountant for Geosource and Fairfield Industries. He attended St. Luke's United Methodist Church and was active in the Coastal Bend Emmaus Community.
He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Engelking, Pamela (Troy) Watson, and Penny Engelking all of Corpus Christi and Peggy Engelking of Houston; three grandchildren, Justin, Allison and Matthew Watson; two sisters, Lora Nell Bickham of Corpus Christi and Marie (Larry) Dunn of Kingsland; one brother, Louis H. Engelking of Corpus Christi.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the family present from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, and from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Monday.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 15, 1999, in Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Noles of St. Luke's United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park.
Those who wish may make contributions to The Memorial Fund at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in memory of William R. Engelking.


Mary I. Hanna, 95, passed away Sunday, November 14, 1999 at a local hospital. She was born August 30, 1904 in Iowa to William Ross and Phoebe Cutter Crow.
She had lived in the Calallen area for many years, was a member of Calallen Baptist Church and had worked in the cafeteria of Calallen High School in the 1960's. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edgar R. Hanna, Sr., a daughter Mildred Hanna, brothers William and Charles Crow and a sister, Vida Cherico.
She is survived by sons, Robert Hanna, Sr. of Corpus Christi, Ray (Penny) Hanna of Calallen and Edgar (Betty) Hanna, Jr. of Swinney Switch; daughters, Ruth (George) Bagnall of Victoria and Harriet Benedict of Port Lavaca; 23 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, November 15, 1999 in Sawyer-George Funeral Home and 9:00 a.m. to service time on Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 1999 in Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Jack Willoughby officiating. Burial will follow in Robstown Cemetery.


Jack Stewart Maddux, 84, died on November 12, 1999 after a battle with cancer. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. His wry wit and sense of humor endeared him to all who knew him. A story from Jack was always clever, funny, and often inspirational. Just a few words from Jack could sum up a situation concisely and with humor.
Jack was born in Sardis, Mississippi on June 30, 1915 to George and Julia Maddux. He met Helen, his wife of 59 years, in Monroe, Louisiana where they both had been raised. Jack and Helen married in 1940. They came to Corpus Christi, Texas because Jack became employed as a construction superintendent in the building of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.
In 1948, Jack bought land along Corpus Christi Bay near the Cayo del Oso in order to build Oso Pier. He owned and operated Oso Pier for 51 years; the last 19 years operating the pier with his son, Hubert Maddux.
Jack is survived by many loving family members: his wife, Helen; his son, Rev. Jack Maddux, Jr. of Bryan, Texas; his daughter, Betty (Ed Koester) Maddux of San Francisco, California; his son, Timothy (Carol) Maddux of Hollister, Missouri; his daughter, Maureen (Stan) Bond of Corpus Christi; and his son, Hubert (Ann) Maddux of Corpus Christi.
Jack is also survived by these loving family members; his grandchildren: Kimberly (Trey) Smith, Trey Maddux, Heather Maddux, Daniel Bond, Tommy Bond, Laura Maddux, Stephen Maddux and his two great-grandchildren, Gaston Smith and Savannah Smith; his brother, George (Shirley) Maddux of Monroe, Louisiana; his sister, Nina (Charles) Albright of West Monroe, Louisiana and loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 15, 1999 at Maxwell P. Dunne.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at St. Patrick Church.
Interment will be at Seaside Memorial Park.


Anita Rivas, 80, of Corpus Christi, passed away Saturday, November 13, 1999.
She was preceded in death by her two sisters Andrea Rivas and Elvira Rivas.
She is survived by her son and daughter in law Eliseo and Dora Salinas of Corpus Christi, one brother Jacinto Rivas of Kenedy, Texas, four grandchildren George Salinas, Robert Salinas, Chris Salinas all of Corpus Christi, Annette Barrios of San Antonio, Texas, six great grandchildren Joshua Salinas, Celeste Salinas, Juliana Salinas all of Corpus Christi, Jonathan Barrios and Troy Salinas both of San Antonio, Danielle Salinas of Houston, Texas.
Rites of christian burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 15, 1999 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens.


Kathryn "Kathy" Michelle Royal, beloved daughter of Donnie and Sharon Royal, and cherished sister of Brett Royal, left to be with the Lord, our loving God in heaven on Saturday, November 13, 1999. Kathy was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 8, 1981 and was a life long resident of the city. Kathy was 18 years old.
Kathy was a 1999 graduate of Richard King High School. Achieving a goal she sought to obtain. Her love of music was evident through her participation in choir both at Grant Middle School and King High School. Although her professional goal as a sign language interpreter for the deaf will not be achieved, her family believes that she is now one of God's angels, interpreting for him in heaven.
In additional to her loving parents and brother, Kathy leaves to grieve her maternal grandparents, Richard and Frances Beseda and great grand mother Maurine Beseda; Paternal grandparents Gerald and Lois Grant, all of Corpus Christi. She is also survived by aunts and uncles: Sheryl Womack of Austin, Texas, Rick and Lisa Beseda of Arlington, Texas; Stephanie Beseda of Jacksonville, Texas; Tim and Connie Beseda, Ricky and Shelly Collins all of Corpus Christi, Texas and Joe and Linda Gates of Rivera, Texas. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins who shared her love of family.
Kathy will long be remembered by her family and friends for her great smile which was easy for her to share with everyone she knew.
A Rosary will be recited on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. in the Seaside Chapel. A Funeral Service will be conducted on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. in the Seaside Chapel with an interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Collins, Rick Beseda, Tim Beseda, Chris Beseda, Joe Gates, Larry Gilbert, Carlton McCain, and Tommy Mick. Honorary Pallbearers will be all of Kathy's cousins.

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