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Tuesday, April 4, 2000

CLENDENING
ARANSAS PASS, TX - Frank Ritchey Clendening, 84, a life long resident of Aransas Pass, Texas, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2000 at a local hospital. He was born September 4, 1915 in Aransas Pass to Frank & Mary Clendening. He was formerly manager of Clendenings Dry Goods in Aransas Pass for 25 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Aransas Pass, past member of Aransas Pass Lions Club, the Aransas Pass Rotary Club, and the Methodist Men's Club.
He is survived by his daughter, Jacquelyn (Pat) Blackman of Houston; his brother, Daniel B. (Jeanie) Clendening of Gainsville, Georgia; and his sister, Mary Grace Christ of Canyon Lake; two grandchildren, Julie (Nee) Blackman and Carolyn (Nee) Blackman; great grandchildren, nieces & nephews and his dear friend Ila Wood of Aransas Pass.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2000 from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM at the Charlie Marshall Funeral Home, Aransas Pass. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, Aransas Pass with Rev. James Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie View Cemetery.

DILLARD
Morris e. Dillard, age 75, passed away on April 3, 2000. Services are under the direction of Trevino Funeral Home.

FARENTHOLD
George Edward Farenthold, 84, a long time resident of Corpus Christi, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2000 at Holmgreen Health Care Center. Mr. Farenthold was well known in business and social circles in Corpus Christi.
He was born on December 6, 1915 in Brussels, Belgium, was educated at Le Rosey preparatory school in Switzerland and moved to the United States in 1936. He served in the United States Army Air Force in World War II in Europe, Italy and North Africa, also served as an aide to General George Beverly and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of Captain.
For many years, Mr. Farenthold was active in the oil and gas business in Corpus Christi, Houston and the Middle East. He worked in Houston for twenty years in the energy supply business before returning to Corpus Christi in 1989.
He is preceded in death by his three sons, George Randolph, Vincent Bluntzer and James Dougherty.
He is survived by his former wife, Frances Farenthold; three children; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at the Corpus Christi Cathedral. Burial will be private at Rose Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christus Spohn Hospice, 600 Elizabeth, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78404.

GARZA
Antonio R. Garza, 58, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2000 in a local hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Garza, brother, Jesus (Elsa) Garza, sisters, Maria G. (Manuel) Basurto and Rosa Garza, mother in-law, Josefina Calderon, three nephews and six nieces, all of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM on Monday, April 3, 2000 and will resume from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home with a rosary to be recited at 6:00 PM that same evening. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

LAUREL
Maria Valdez Laurel of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma passed away on April 2, 2000 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 99. She was born March 11, 1901 in Los Ojuelos, Texas, one of sixteen children born to Mariano and Justa Garza Valdez. She was a loving mother, sister, and wife but her greatest joy in life was being a loving grandmother. She loved to crochet and enjoyed making quilts. She touched very deeply the lives of those who knew her and she leaves dear friends behind from every place she has called home. She is dearly loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Mrs. laurel was preceded in death by her husband, Amadeo Carlos Laurel, her parents, and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her sons: Amadeo M. Laurel Victor H. (Parrecia) Laurel of San Antonio, Texas, Roberto R. (Emily) Laurel of Houston, Texas, daughter: Olga Laurel (Refugio) Vela of Oklahoma City, her grandchildren; Ronald Eugene Vela, Richard Edward Vela, Fran Celia Vela (Dr. Terrance Patrick) McDermott of Oklahoma City, John Charles Laurel, Denise Linda Laurel, Debra (Gilbert) Silva of San Antonio, Texas, Victor Robert (Beth) Laurel of Flower Mound, Texas, Daniel Joseph Laurel of Arlington, Texas, Roberta Ann Laurel, Ana Maria Laurel and Aurora Lynn Laurel of Houston, Texas, she is also survived by her sister, Lilla Olga Valdez of Bruni,Texas, several nieces and nephews.
A Rosary will be recited this evening, April 4, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring @ Cortez. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, April 5, 2000 at 9:40 a.m. from Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel to Christ The King Catholic Church for holy mass at 10:00 a.m.
Interment will be at the family's plot in the Catholic Cemetery.

FRANCE
Mary Lillard Green France, 83, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on April 3, 2000 with her family at her side. She was born on December 4, 1916 in Valley Mills, Texas to the late William and Lula Sowell. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her husband, of 16 years, Walter H. France of Corpus Christi; daughters, Mary L. Dempsey of Corpus Christi,Texas, Joyce N. Lazaro of Gresham, Oregon, Sharon K. Fitzpatrick of Gresham, Oregon; son, Alvis R. Green of Fort Worth, Texas, brothers,William "Bill" Sowell of Texas City, Texas, Douglas Sowell of Clifton, Texas; step-sons, James France and Patrick France; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased in death by two grandsons, Jack L. Green and Michael R. Johnson, one brother Jack Sowell, sister, Lorena Nelson.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 4, 2000 from 5:00-9:00PM at Memory Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at 10:00AM at the chapel of Memory Gardens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

SMITHWICK
ALICE, TX - Richard Smithwick, 38 years old died April 2, 2000 at his residence. He was a graduate of Alice High School Class of 1980 and had also attended Coastal Bend College to continue his education as a Certified Truck Driver. He was presently employed with Brown and Root Company for 12 years as a pipefitter. He lived a simple peaceful life, loved doing ranch work and was quiet but friendly person. He was a devoted husband and father to his three children.
He was preceded in death by his father Jose Maria Smithwick Jr. his paternal grandparents; Jose Maria Smithwick Sr. and Francisca S. Smithwick.
Survivors include his wife: Vicky L. Garza Smithwick of Alice, Texas. One son: Richard Smithwick Jr. of Alice, Texas. Two daughters: Lialda Marie Garza & Rebecca Lynn Smithwick both of Alice, Texas. His mother: Elvira C. Everett of San Diego, Texas. His-in-laws: Joe & Esmerald Garza of Alice, Texas.
Four brothers: Ruben (Melissa) Everett, Rene (Cristina) Everett, Raul (Linda Jo) Everett all of San Diego,Texas. Two sisters: Jo Ann Smithwick Valdez of San Diego, Texas. Judy Ann Smithwick of San Marcos, Texas. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at Mauro P. Garica Funeral Home Chapel in San Diego. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the San Diego cemetery.
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. in charge of arrangements.

ZAMBRANO
Manuel O. Zambrano, 68, of Corpus Christi, passed away on Friday. March 31, 2000. He was born on December 15, 1931 in Cleto, Texas.
He is survived by one brother, Jesus O. Zambrano of San Antonio, Texas; two, sisters, Consuelo Olivarez and Socorro Z. Diaz both of Corpus Christi; numerous nieces, nephews and great nephews.
Public visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at the Angelus Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that evening.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.


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