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Sunday, January 23, 2000

   Silvestre R. Alaniz, 73, of Kingsville, Texas passed away January 21, 2000 in a Corpus Christi hospital. He was a retired auto mechanic.
   He is preceded in death by two sons, Rolando Alaniz and Silvestre Alaniz, Jr. and one sister, Juanita Saenz.
   Survivors include his wife, Hilaria P. Alaniz of Kingsville; three sons, Johnny (Rosario) Alaniz of Pearsall, Texas, Pedro (Rose Mary) Alaniz of Houston, Joe (Cindy) Alaniz of Pearland, Texas; two daughters, Carmen (Rene) Garza of Kingsville and Annette Guajardo of Kingsville; two daughters-in-law, Estella Mechell and Norma Alaniz both of Kingsville; two brothers-in-law, Jesus (Felicia) Alaniz of Montgomery, Texas, Tony (Selma) Alaniz of Devine, Texas; seven sisters: Jesusa (Pedro) Nieto, Mrs. Maria De Leon, Mrs. Leonor Flores, Mrs. Adelita Velasquez, Romanita (Julian) Rios all of Pearsall, Texas, Isidra (Polo) Reyes of Morton, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday January 23, 2000 at Ramirez-Salinas Funeral Chapel.
   Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday January 24, 2000 at St. Josephs Catholic Church with Father Richard Phillion O.M.I. officiating.
   Burial will follow at Santa Gertrudis Memorial Cemetery.
   Pallbearers will be Eddie, Adrian, Orlando, and Juan Alaniz, Rolando Garza, and Israel Vela, Jr.

   Virginia Moore Brown, a retired Civil Service employee, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2000. She was 72 years old.
   She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on July 28, 1927. The family moved to the Corpus Christi area in 1931 and have been residents since that date.
   She married Jim D. Brown on August 4, 1943 and two sons were born of the marriage. She began her civil service career in 1955 at the Naval Hospital. She transferred to the Civilian Personnel Department at NAS in 1967 and subsequently transferred to the Army Depot in 1973. She held the position of Management Employee Relations Specialist upon her retirement in November 1985. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Spohn Hospital Auxiliary.
   She was preceded in death by her son, Randy Brown; her parents, Howard and Clara Moore; and her brothers, Edgar and Ronnie Moore.
   Virginia is survived by her husband, Jim, of 56 years; son, Robert H. "Bob" and Patricia Brown of Midland, Texas; daughter, Karen Brown of Spring, Texas; two grandchildren, Lindsey and Austin Brown of Spring, Texas; sister, Evelyn Bomer of Mathis; brother, Ernest Moore of Pleasanton; three stepchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
   Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. in the Seaside Chapel.
   Interment will follow in the Seaside Memorial Park.

   SKIDMORE, TEXAS - Andres Castaneda, Sr., 72, passed away on January 22, 2000. He was born on August 6, 1927 in Hargill, Texas. Mr. Castaneda was a retired horse trainer.
   He is preceded in death by his father, Juan Castaneda; mother, Santos Gonzales; two brothers, Alejandro and Juan Castaneda; three sisters, Antonia Castaneda, Elvira Lopez, and Angelita Davila.
   Survivors include his wife, Maria Aurora Castaneda of Skidmore; daughters, San Juanita Castaneda and Elvira Molina both of Skidmore; sons, Luis Daniel, Jose, Alejandro and Andres Castaneda, Jr. of Skidmore and Arturo Castaneda of Sinton; sisters, Estella Davila of Hargill, Eloisa Maldonado of Mercedes and Genoveva Saenz of Houston; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
   Rosary will be held at 8:00 p.m Sunday January 23, 2000 at Trevino Funeral Home.
   Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday January 24, 2000 at Immaculate Conception Church, Skidmore with Father Michael officiating.
   Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
   Pallbearers will be Andres Castaneda III, Juan Castaneda, Nathan Castaneda, Celestino Castaneda, Elias and David Castaneda.

   Thomas Andrew Chandler, 83, passed away peacefully and in the company of God and his loving family Thursday, January 20, 2000 in a local hospital. He was born on November 26, 1916 in Mangham, Louisiana. He was a World War II Navy Veteran serving on the U.S.S. Tennessee and on the minesweeper G.M.S. Perry #17 between 1936 and 1946. After marrying Dora F. Carpenter in Vancouver, Washington in 1945, the couple moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where he worked as a narcotics detective for the Corpus Christi Police Department from 1946 to 1951. From 1951 to 1979, "T.A." was employed as a security guard at both Reynolds Aluminum plants in Ingleside, Texas. He was also a long time member of the Independent Masonic Lodge #1337.
   Tom was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Armstrong Chandler and Viola Bradley Chandler and all five of his siblings: Maude, Dwight, Russell, Bessie Hurt, and Mary Howington.
   He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Dora "Dottie" Chandler of Portland, Texas; two sons, Thomas A. (Diane) Chandler of Ingleside, Texas, and James R. (Vicki) Chandler of Cedar Edge, Colorado. He also leaves behind four grandchildren: Karin Chandler (Chad) Kunkel of Garland, Texas, Christian (Tina) Chandler of Grand Junction, Colorado, Zachary (Saige) Chandler of Chugiak, Alaska, and Kari Chandler Garcia of Cedar Edge, Colorado; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday January 23, 2000 at the Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home in Portland.
   Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 24, 2000 at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home with Pastor John T. Bryant, Jr. of Grace Baptist Church of Portland officiating.
   Interment to follow at San Patricio Memorial Gardens.

   Gertrudis Davila born December 5, 1920 in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico passed away on Friday, January 21, 2000 at the age of 79.
   She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Gertrudis will be deeply missed by her family and everyone who knew her.
   She is preceded in death by her parents Julio and Margarita Jaramillo, her first two children, and brother, Julio Jaramillo, Jr.
   She is survived by her husband, Ernesto Davila; children David (Sylvia) Davila of Houston, Texas, Joe L. (Julie) Davila of Corpus Christi, Texas, Javier (Lydia) Davila of Corpus Christi, Texas, Elsa (Aristeo) Garcia of Orange Grove, Texas, Ernest (Gracie) Davila, Jr. of Houston, Texas, Alex Davila of Houston, Texas and Daniel (Maria Lourdes) Davila of Scott Airforce Base, Illinois; eighteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
   Services are pending at Seaside Funeral Home and Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

   Jerry Lamar Diegel, III, 47, of Midfield, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2000 in the hospital in Wharton, Texas.
   Jerry was born November 2, 1952 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Jerry L. Diegel, Jr. and Raenel McSwain Diegel.
   Jerry had been employed as an electrician and was a member of the I.B.E.W Electrical Union, serving as a steward. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the South Texas Trail Riders Association. Jerry was an avid hunter and fisherman.
   Jerry is survived by his wife Charlotte of Midfield, Texas; two sons, Jerry L. Diegel, IV and Lee A. Diegel both of Midfield, Texas; mother, Raenel Mae Johns of Orange Grove, Texas; sister, Jennifer Byerly of Corpus Christi, Texas; brother, James Diegel of Orange Grove, Texas; nieces, nephews, and hunting buddies.
   Public visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2000 with Rosary recited at 3:00 p.m. in Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel.
   Funeral Services will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2000 in Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

   La Bandera Community - Martha P. Everett was born March 6, 1913 in San Diego, Texas. She passed away on January 21, 2000 at the age of 86. She was a long time resident of La Bandera Community. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was devoted to spending time with her family and especially loved family gatherings. She was a strong believer in family unity. Up to the last days of her life she was surrounded by family and loved ones. She will be greatly missed but not forgotten, as fond memories are greatly abundant.
   Her husband Jack Everett, Sr. preceded her in death.
   Survivors include her six sons: Jack (Diana) Everett, Jr. of San Diego, Texas, Eliseo (Argie) Everett of Dallas, Texas, Oscar Everett of Benavides, Texas, Dick (Gloria) Everett of George West, Texas, Norberto (Olinda) Everett of Ben Bolt, Texas, Noe (Belinda) Everett of San Diego, Texas; four daughters: Eva Benavides of San Diego, Texas, Juanita Everett of La Bandera Community, Nora Barrera of Alice, Texas, and Martha (Gilberto) Gonzalez of La Bandera Community; one brother, Alberto (Enriqueta) Pena, Jr. of San Diego, Texas; one sister, Cynthia Pena of San Diego, Texas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
   A Rosary will be recited Sunday January 23, 2000 at 6:00 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel in San Diego.
   Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday January 24, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church.
   Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery.

   Mary "Jean" Francis, 74, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000 in a local hospital.
   She is survived by her children, Jeanette Poole of New Braunfels, Texas, Lee (Cherilyn) Francis of Corpus Christi, Doris (Larry) Mabry of Houston, Louise (Curtis) Mauldin of Houston and Chester (Kay) Francis of Corpus Christi; one brother, Louis Robison of Tennessee; two sisters, Lois (Fred) O'Bryant and Doris "Dean" Rhodes of San Antonio, Texas; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be held in the Seaside Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2000 with visitation beginning two hours prior to service time.
   Interment to follow in the Seaside Memorial Park.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4101 S. Alameda St., Corpus Christi, Texas.

   Miss Sylvia Galindo, daughter of Marta Galindo and the late Isidro Galindo, passed away January 20, 2000 in a local hospital. She was born on July 11, 1942 in San Angelo, Texas and was a long time resident of Corpus Christi, Texas. Her faith and trust in God inspired her spiritually. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all. She was a Roy Miller High School graduate and worked at Driscoll Children's Hospital where she retired.
   Survivors include her mother, Marta Silva Galindo of Corpus Christi, Texas; two sisters, Guadalupe (Pat) Sermersheim of Jasper Ind. Graciela (Ruben) Maldonado of Edinburg, Texas; two brothers, Mario Galindo and Leo (Yolanda) Galindo both of Corpus Christi, Texas. She has eight nieces and three nephews.
   Visitation will be Sunday January 23, 2000 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited that evening in Cantu Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m.
   Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. on Monday January 24, 2000.
   Her body will be laid to rest as Rose Hill Cemetery.
   A special thanks to the staff at South Park Manor Nursing Home.

   Milton "Pappy" Hagens, 73, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2000. He retired from the Corpus Christi Fire Department after 25 years as a firefighter.
   He is survived by his wife Billie Hagens of Corpus Christi; his daughter, Sherry Smith (Marvin) Johnson of Dallas, Texas; his son, Keith Hagens of Georgia; his daughter Robin (John) Davis of Corpus Christi; his brothers, Leslie Hagens of Tenn and Leroy Hagens of Corpus Christi. His survivors include eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
   Visitation is scheduled at 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Sunday, January 23, 2000 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home.
   The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 24, 2000 also at Memory Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to follow immediately after the service.
   Pallbearers will be John Davis, Marvin Johnson, Robert Adams, Errick Townsend, Jason Adams, and Joshua Adams.

   INGLESIDE - Clara Louella Irwin, 93, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2000 in Aransas Pass, Texas. She was born November 20, 1907 in Dinero, Texas. She was a resident of the Ingleside/Aransas Pass area since 1953, member of Ladies Auxiliary Dudley Ives #6386, member of the First Baptist Church in Gregory, Texas.
   She is survived by her son, Roy (Judy) Irwin of Portland; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
   Services will be held Monday, January 24, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at the Charlie Marshall Chapel, Aransas Pass, Texas with Rev. Louis Cowan officiating.
   Interment will follow at San Patricio Memorial Gardens, Portland, Texas.

   Carey McCaughan, 92, of Corpus Christi passed away Friday, January 21, 2000 at her home. She was born December 11, 1907 in Lewisport, Kentucky to Harry Clark and Mary Michael Greathouse. Mrs. McCaughan was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former member of Oak Park Methodist Church.
   She is preceded in death by her infant son, George Edward and her husband, Frank Allan McCaughan.
   Mrs. McCaughan is survived by her daughter, Ellen (McCaughan) Hope, and son-in-law Nicolas Charles Hope of Menlo Park, California; three grandchildren, Stephen McCaughan Hope and Charles Allan Hope both of Boston Massachusetts, Katharine Lynsay Hope of New York, City, New York.
   The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2000 at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors Downtown Chapel.
   Interment to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.
   Those who wish to make contributions in memory of Carey McCaughan may do so to the charity of their choice.
   Pallbearers will be Nicolas Charles Hope, Steven McCaughan Hope, Charles Allan Hope, Jay Kring, Gary Pearce, and Rendell Webb.

   Wanda B. Meeks, 79, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2000 at her home. She was born July 5, 1920, in Merkel, Texas to William Walker Windham and Elfie Roeena Wilson Windham. She was raised in Wood and Taylor counties. She married Clarence Melvin Meeks on February 26, 1937 in Karnes City, Texas. Mrs. Meeks was a full-time homemaker and the co-owner and operator of Riverside Grocery.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, C. M. Meeks; one daughter, Barbara Nell Meeks; her parents; three brothers; and two sisters.
   She is survived by one daughter, Patsy Ann (Dwayne) Kemp of Robstown; two sons, Kenneth Dale (Meledy) Meeks of Bluntzer and Steven Allen Meeks of Corpus Christi; one brother, Dick Windham of San Antonio; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
   Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the family present from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2000 in Sawyer-George Funeral Home.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2000 in Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobbie Kaye Jones and Rev. David Gilliam officiating.
   Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park.
   Pallbearers will be Darrel Kemp, Randy Kemp, Collin Colston, Weldon Kemp, Elliot Meeks, Tony Lindsey, Shane Lindsey, Michael Kurtz and Carl Meeks.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Center or to the donor's favorite charity.

   Maria Magdalena Ortiz of Corpus Christi, age 52, passed away January 21, 2000.
   She is survived by her husband, Juan M. Ortiz of Corpus Christi; a special nephew, Arturo Rodriguez of Mexico; seven sisters: Susanna (Javier) Musella, Josephine (Thomas) Highfill, Rosa Ofelia Abrego (Jose) Torres, Yolanda L. (Juan) De Luna, San Juanita L. (Chris) Casarez, Juliana Leal (Francisco) Rodello all of Corpus Christi and Irma (Andres) Rodriguez of Nixon, Texas; three brothers, Oscar (Amelia) Leal, Jose Maria (Elsa) Leal and Anestacio (Emily) Leal all of Corpus Christi.
   The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 23, 2000 from 1:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Trevi¤o Funeral Home with a Rosary being recited that evening at 7:00 p.m.
   A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday January 24, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
   Burial to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
   Services are under the direction of Jaime Trevi¤o.

   Yolanda Villarreal Rodriguez passed away on Friday, January 21, 2000 at a local hospital at the age of 53.
   She was a loving mother, daughter, and sister who would sacrifice, suffer and give all she had for the needs of her family and friends.
   She is preceded in death by her father, Cleto Villarreal.
   She is survived by her son, Steve Edward (Catherine) Rodriguez of Edinburg, Texas; her mother, Bertha Alvarez of Corpus Christi, Texas; her sisters, Bertha Villarreal of Kingsville, Texas and Sylvia Villarreal of Edroy, Texas; and a grandson, Steven Rodriguez of Corpus Christi, Texas. She will be missed by all who loved her.
   Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2000 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary to be recited that evening at 7:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Funeral Home.
   A funeral mass will be held on Monday, January 24, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Cyril & Methodius Church.

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