Friday, April 7, 2000
James M. Betts, 81, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2000 in a local hospital.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II and retired from the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers after 30 years of service. James ran a neighborhood business, Betts Mower Repair, for twenty years. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
James is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Betts of Corpus Christi; four daughters, Gloria (Brick) Stenger of Georgia, Peggy (John) Kutac of Houston, Nancy (Ronnie) Jongema of Corpus Christi and Mary Jane (Bill) Ross of Castroville, Texas; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one brother, Gilbert (Inez) Betts of Pottsboro, Texas.
Visitation will be held at Seaside Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2000.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, 2000 in the Seaside Chapel. Interment will follow in the Seaside Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
ARANSAS PASS, TX - Rosalie A. Clark, 81, a resident of Aransas Pass, Texas since 1954, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2000 at a local hospital. She was born December 21, 1918 in Halletsville, Texas to Henry and Mary Anderson. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Aransas Pass, Ladies Auxillary of North Bay Hospital, and Past President of the Pithian Sisters and retired from US Life Title Company in Corpus Christi after 20 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Joetta Sue Clark and her son, Van Curtis (Pat) Clark of Aransas Pass; her sister, Minnie Blanche Hughes of Kemah, Texas; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Ms. Clark will lie in state Saturday, April 8, 2000 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Chapel, Aransas Pass.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Chapel with Rev. Lynn Self officiating.
Burial will follow at Prairie View Cemetery.
Clara Jane Poland Cumberland passed away at her residence on April 5, 2000 at the age of 68. She was born on April 20, 1931 in Huntington, Texas to Chester and Laura Marshall. She was the owner of Clara's Ceramics and Crafts and was a member of Playhouse of Design and Sellers Market.
Survivors include her husband, William Arthur Cumberland, Jr., of Kingsville; four sons: Frank (D'Ann) Poland of Corpus Christi, Kenneth Wayne (Bernie) Poland of Powderly, Texas, Arthur Dean (Debbie) Poland of Kingsville, and Tommy Lynn (Laura) Poland of Kerens, Texas; two daughters, Laura Joyce (Mike) Coyle of Katy, Texas and Iva Jean (Tim) Jones of West, Mississippi; two brothers, Jimmy Marshall of Orange, Texas and Bill Marshall of Beaumont; two sisters, Ruby Jones of Lufkin, Texas and Helen Page of Huntington, Texas; and 19 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2000 at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary.
Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2000 in Huntington, Texas.
ALICE - Guadalupe R. Garza, Jr., 66, passed away April 5, 2000 in an auto and train accident in Duval County. He was a beloved Father, Grandfather and friend. He was born in Woodsboro, Texas and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a graduate of Roy Miller High School in 1951 and attended Del Mar College. He worked for the City of Corpus Christi for 15 years and moved to Alice in 1968.
During his life in Alice, he served as a public official in the capacity of Director of Public Works and later as Assistant City Manager. He left public service to form his own company still known as Alice Material Co. He also achieved his life long dream of owning a barbecue restaurant formerly known as "The Branding Iron." He loved to talk, make people laugh and enjoy a good meal amongst good friends and family. We know he's now with old friends and family, previously departed; sharing a good laugh.
Preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe R. Garza, Sr. and Virginia Moya Garza; and by several cousins.
Survivors include his wife, Carmen P. Garza of Alice, Texas; two sons, Guadalupe R. (Ester) Garza III of Corpus Christi and Jesse M. (Julie) Garza of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Patty (Alex) Balboa of Alice, Texas and Rosa E. Garza of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren: Andrea Garza, Kristen Garza, Robert Garza all of Corpus Christi, Antonio Balboa of Alice, Texas, Gabriel Elizondo of Austin, Texas, and John Matthew Garza of San Antonio; several cousins.
Active Pallbearers will be Adan Valadez, Adolfo Cuellar, Pat Rogers, Santiago Vasquez, Adan Cavazos, Valde Gonzalez, Bart Hernandez, and Amadeo Lopez.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Fidel Rodriguez, Israel Palacios, Alfredo Garcia, Arnaldo Villafranca and Sylvestre Hernandez.
Visitation will begin on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home of Alice.
A Rosary will be recited the same evening at 8:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
A Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000 at St. Joseph Catholic Church and burial will follow at the Alice Cemetery.
ARANSAS PASS, TX - Robert C. Helms, 45, of Aransas Pass, Texas, passed away Monday, April 3, 2000 in a boating accident. He was born January 14, 1955 in Tucson, Arizona to John and Pat Helms. Formerly a resident of Woodstock, Georgia he was a Master Jeweler by trade and worked with many shops in Corpus Christi.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Helms of Aransas Pass; three daughters, Tiffany Helms of Loganville, Georgia, Jennifer Crilly of Acworth, Georgia, and Lauren Helms of Aransas Pass; his father, John West Helms of Lithonia, Georgia; his mother, Pat Griner of Aransas Pass; his brother, John West Helms, Jr. of Marietta, Georgia; and his sister, Pam Clark of Loganville, Georgia; his grandson, Mason Helms of Loganville and many nieces and nephews.
He will lie in state for viewing and visitation on Friday, April 7, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Chapel Aransas Pass.
Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Prairie View Cemetery.
Jose M. Lopez, Jr., 54, of King George County, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland after a short illness.
Born in Three Rivers, Texas, Mr. Lopez had retired as a senior chief petty officer from the Navy. He was employed as a field engineer for Lockheed Martin.
Survivors include his wife, Lois E. Lopez; a daughter, Michelle Angelique Lopez-Phillips of Virginia Beach; his mother, Martina Ybanez of Corpus Christi, Texas; two sisters, Christina MacDonald and Estella Nejeres, both of Corpus Christi; and three brothers, Gabriel Lopez of Houston, Texas and Lionel Ybanez and Michael Ybanez, both of Corpus Christi.
A funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the base chapel at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. The Rev. John Melmer will officiate.
Burial will be at sea at a later date.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Zachery and Elizabeth Fisher House at National Naval Medical Center, 24 Stokes Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.
Bill Magill, 64, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on April 5, 2000. He was born January 15, 1936 in Rotan, Texas to the late William H. and Ollie J. Magill. He was a Member of the Carpenters Union in El Paso, Texas, an avid fisherman, and a member of The Church of Christi. He will be deeply missed by all.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Agnes Magill of Corpus Christi, Texas; children, James B. Magill of Corpus Christi, Texas, Ellen (Tim) Brown of Papalote, Texas, Cathy Magill of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters, Deanie Cline of Fort Worth, Texas, Naoma Herrera of El Paso, Texas, Opal Green of New Mexico; seven grandchildren: Michael, Jennifer (Jon), Joseph (Elisa), Timmy, Heather (Chris), Chrissy, James Ray; two great-grandchildren, Hailey, Breana. A special family member, Rachel Magill.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2000, from 1:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at Memory Gardens Funeral Home.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Memory Gardens.
Internment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Sergio Gerado Molina, 25, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2000.
Belinda Daguiso Munoz, 48, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2000 in a local hospital.
She was a professor of Economics and Marketing at Feati University in the Philippines. In Corpus Christi she was the manager at Boat N' Net.
She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Rogelio Munoz; son, David Munoz of Corpus Christi; three sisters, Erlinda Aycardo, Salvacion Decano and Lucia Sicatin; five brothers, Reynaldo Daguiso, Leonardo Daguiso, George Daguiso, Gasper Daguiso and Romeo Daguiso all of the Philippines.
She is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Segundino Bernardino, Rafael Bernardino, Natividad Carpio and Rosalia Munoz.
Visitation will be held at Seaside Funeral Home from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2000 and on Saturday, April 8, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00
p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 in the Seaside Chapel.
Funeral mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2000 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
Martha J. "Granny" Murray, 73, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on April 5, 2000 after a short battle with leukemia. She was born on October 12, 1926 to the late James E. and Cora Ellen Foster in Castorville, Missouri. She was retired from the Nueces County Sheriff Dept. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by each person who's life she touched.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Lynn (Hugh) Robinson of Corpus Christi, Texas; her loving pet "Sweetie" of the home; two grandchildren, Lisa Lynn (Clayton) Cohea Middour, Kelly Roy (Lela) Middour both of Corpus Christi, Texas; grandson, Alexander Middour of Corpus Christi, Texas; sister, Velma Baty of Perkin, Illinois; brother, William (Lillian) Foster of Springfield, Missouri.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James A. Murray (1991), and also her loving brothers and sisters.
Visitations will be held on Friday, April 7, 2000 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Memory Gardens Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
John G. Scecina, 67, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2000.
He was born October 10, 1932 in Linton, Indiana. Parents were John G. Scecina, Sr. and Jemina Cecilia Currans. He was preceded in death by his parents. He attended the Corpus Christi College Academy and graduated from Subiaco Academy in Subiaco, Arkansas, earned his B. A. degree from Northwestern University, played the French Horn with the 7th Army Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart, Germany, the Corpus Christi Symphony and taught at Del Mar Junior College. He also played the French Horn with the Winnipeg Ballet and the B. B. C. Orchestra. John earned his PHD in Composing and Conducting at Texas Tech University, studied in Munich, Germany and in
Albuquerque, New Mexico where he composed the music for a Mass for his parish. He later studied in San Francisco and was employed by San
Francisco State University. John was a member of the Southside Lions Club.
Survivors include sisters, Martha (Frank) Kolda of Corpus Christi, Cecilia (Charles) Hoelscher of League City, Texas; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and friends at Villa Maria.
Visitation will be held at the Seaside Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2000 with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. in the Seaside Chapel.
Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Villa Maria Senior Community, 3146 Saratoga, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415.
Pallbearers are Eric Hoelscher, Carter Benkendorfer, Benjamin Fox, Zachary Kolda, Ian Kolda and Dr. Tim Kolda.
ANGLETON - Lola Jean Werhan, age 77, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2000 in Angleton, Texas. She had been a resident in Rockport since 1953 and attended school in Aransas Pass. She was a volunteer at The Castaway's and the Rockport Public Library. Mrs. Werhan was considered an expert on shells and traded with people from around the world.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Werhan in 1992. She is survived by her two daughters, Jean (Bill) Primrose of Lake Jackson and Becky (Leah Huddleston) Northcut of New Braunfels; two brothers, Gene Scevers of Ingleside and Arthur (Freda) Scevers of Point Comfort; one sister, Lottie Wheeler of Victoria; one sister-in-law, Jewel Clinton of Brookshire, Texas; two granddaughters, Holly Primrose and Heather Doughty of Lake Jackson; one great-granddaughter, Madeline Doughty of Lake Jackson; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM., Saturday, April 8, 2000 at the Charlie Marshall Chapel, Rockport, Texas with interment following at Rockport Cemetery.