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Sunday, January 30, 2000

BAKER
   Coley Edwin Baker, owner of Roosevelt-Baker Photo Company, age 81, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2000 after a lengthy illness. A veteran of WWII, he was a member of First Baptist Church and organized the Charter of the Corpus Christi Civitan Club and a founding member of the Corpus Christi Chapter, Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
   He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Imogene Shepherd Baker; his daughter, Sandra McNorton of Corpus Christi; his son, Bennett Allen (Beverly) Baker of Effort, Pennsylvania; a sister, Minnie Pipkin of Florence, Texas; and six grandchildren: Lisa O'Connor of Austin, Texas, Dawn Steinecker of Houston, Texas and Toby, Todd, Zeke and Zachary Baker of Effort, Pennsylvania and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Public visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2000 at the Cage-Mills Funeral Director's Everhart Chapel.
   Funeral Services are pending.

NOYOLA
   Cruz Figueroa Noyola, age 72, passed away January 28, 2000.
   She is preceded in death by her husband, Trinidad R. Noyola and two sisters, Jacinta Ramon and Gabriela Herrera.
   She is survived by three daughters, San Juanita (Pancho) Pedraza, Norma (Leonard) Garcia and Nora Noyola, all of Corpus Christi; four sons: Nicolas, Noel, Norberto and Martin Noyola, all of Corpus Christi; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
   The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 30, 2000 from 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Trevi¤o Funeral Home with a Rosary being recited at 6:00 p.m. that evening.
   A funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2000, for a 1:00 p.m. mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
   Burial will follow at Orange Grove Cemetery Union.
   Pallbearers will include Nicolas F. Noyola, Norberto F. Noyola, Martin F. Noyola, Francisco T. Pedraza, Leonard V. Garcia, Felix S. Perez, Jr. and Jesus F. Herrera, Sr.
   Honorary pallbearers will include grandsons, Juan F. Pedraza, Nino Pedraza, Jaime Pedraza, Albert Noyola, Noel Noyola, Martin Sanchez and Leonard A. Garcia.
   Services are under the direction of Bobby Trevi¤o.

GARCIA
   Israel Garcia, Sr., 67, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000 in a local hospital.
   He was a dispatcher at C. C. Pump Services for 36 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
   He is preceded in death by his son, Robert Garcia on July 29, 1997.
   Israel is survived by his wife of 44 years, Luisa Garcia; his children, Israel Garcia, Jr., Joe Garcia (Sheila), Diana Alaniz (Albert, III), Dalia Tijerina (Rey) and Debbie Alvarado (Luis) all of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter-in-law, Santa Garcia of Corpus Christi; four brothers; three sisters; fourteen grandchildren, Jeremy Alaniz, Nathan Alaniz, Julius DeLoy, Daniel Garcia, Dominick Tijerina, Isiah Tijerina, Chris Alvarado, Luis Alvarado, Erica Garcia, Amanda Garcia, Celeste Alaniz, Alyssa Garcia, Ashley Garcia and Amber Garcia; and one great granddaughter, Alejandra Victoria Alaniz.
   Visitation will be held at the Seaside Funeral Home from 9:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2000 with a rosary to be recited at 5:00 p.m. in the Seaside Chapel.
   Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 31, 2000 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.
   Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
   Israel Garcia, Jr., Jeremy Alaniz, Joe Garcia, Rey Tijerina, Albert Alaniz, Luis Alvarado will serve as pallbearers.
   Honorary pallbearers will be P.F. Alaniz, Pete Alaniz, David Alaniz, Julius DeLoy and Nathan Alaniz.

GARCIA
   SAN DIEGO, TX - Olivia F. Garcia, 77, a lifelong resident of San Diego, Texas, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2000 in an Alice hospital after a long illness. She was homemaker, and was preceded in death by her Parents, two brothers and four sisters.
   She is survived by her husband, Adolfo V. Garcia of San Diego, Texas; a son, Adolfo (Raquel) Garcia and a daughter, Leticia G. (Luis Longoria) Hernandez both of San Diego, Texas; a sister, Jesusita Figueroa of Corpus Christi, Texas; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
   Visitation will be held from 2 - 9 P.M. on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas, with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, January 31, 2000 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery.

LOZANO
   FALFURRIAS - Mrs. Rebecca Salinas Lozano, born March 26, 1924, has joined the Lord's choir of angels. Rebecca "Becky" was born in and spent most of her life in Falfurrias, Texas. She became one of our guardian angels on January 27, 2000 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Rebecca, a long time business woman in Falfurrias along with her husband, owned and operated Lozano Variety Store in the 1960's and early 1970's, was a station agent for Continental Trailways and later Greyhound Bus Lines, and was the former owner of City Florist. Her two and a half year bout with cancer prompted her retirement and move to San Antonio, where her daughters live.
   She was a hard working, kind loving and generous wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, and boss. She set high standards for all of her family and all who worked with her. As a good Christian woman who took care of her family and her community, she served as a role model for many. She believed very strongly in the power of education and, in fact, was the first in her family to graduate from Falfurrias High School. She always encouraged her younger sisters and brother, her children, and her nieces and nephews to get an education, work hard, do their very best, and live good Christian lives.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecilio and Cenovia Salinas; her sisters, Beba Salinas Martinez and Chelo Salinas Garcia; and her daughter, Gilma.
   She is survived by her husband, Noe Mario Lozano, and their children, Noe Mario Lozano, Jr. and his wife Inge of Germany, Patricia Lozano Ramirez and her husband David of San Antonio, and Nellie Salinas Lozano of San Antonio; her sisters, Rosie Salinas Garza, Lala Salinas Trevino, Kinney Salinas Garza; her brother, E.B. Salinas; brothers-in-law Ynocencio (Jr.) Garza, Raul Trevino, Buck Garza and Adolfo Lozano; and sister-in-law Mary Trevino Salinas.
   She is also survived by all her nephews and nieces and their children who she loved dearly, thought of often, and kept in her prayers always.
   The family would like to thank her physicians, especially Dr. Ronald Drengler and his caring staff, the doctors, nursed and support staff at St. Luke's Baptist Hospital, the staff at the many rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, especially The Williamsburg, Vista Care Family Hospice, and Caring Sitters, most especially Ms. Barbara Amado. The love and compassion shown by these people was immeasurable and is sincerely appreciated.
   For those desiring to honor her life with a memorial donation, the family asks that contributions be made to the Cancer Therapy Research Center, 8122 Datapoint, Suite 600, San Antonio, Texas 78229, or to a charity of your choice in her name.
   A Rosary will be held Sunday, January 30, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Howard-Williams-Turcotte Funeral Home, 1208 S. St. Mary's Street, Falfurrias, Texas.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, January 31, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Falfurrias.
   Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

MARTENS
   Ruby J. Martens, 81, passed away January 27, 2000 in Angelton, Texas.
   She is preceded in death by her two sons Doug and Hugh Edwards.
   She is survived by her son Fred (Cecile) Edwards of Angelton, Texas; three sisters, Bill Powell of Bentonville, Texas, Thelma Myers of Padre Island, Texas, and Geraldine Schaefer of Bentonville, Texas; three brothers, Clive Ingram and Jesse Ingram both of Myersville, Texas, and Bert Ingram of Corpus Christi; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   Visitation will be held at the Seaside Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2000.
   Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. January 30, 2000 in the Seaside Chapel with interment to follow in Seaside Memorial Park.

MCKENZIE
   Ralph Thomas McKenzie, 83, of Lake Jackson, Texas passed away Friday January 28, 2000 at his residence.
   Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2000 with Rev. Barry Owens of Crescent Park Baptist Church of Odessa officiating at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel in Odessa, Texas.
   Graveside services will follow at the Sunset Cemetery.
   Ralph was a retired Motor Transport Operator for Mopac and an Army Veteran of WWII.
   He is survived by children, Marilyn and husband Jim Wells of Kingsville, Texas, and Debra Kay and husband Rodney Nichols of Lake Jackson, Texas; grandsons, John Edward Lofton and Jean-Paul Mangeret, and sisters, Neva Thomas and husband Andy Joe of Denton, Texas and Evelyn and husband Dan Flint of Gainesville, Texas; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
   Military honors will be by the local V.F.W. in Odessa, Texas.

MEZA
   Eufemia Meza, 92, of Corpus Christi passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2000.
   She is survived by her two daughters, Amanda (Ben) Gonzalez, Helen (Robert) DeLeon all of Corpus Christi; one son, Robert (Lois) Tellez of McAllen, Texas; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren.
   The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 30, 2000 at Memorial Funeral Home, Crosstown from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that evening.
   Funeral Procession will depart at 10:00 a.m. on Monday.
   Rites of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 31, 2000 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
   Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

POEHLMANN
   Gerhard was born to Pastor H.C. and Louise Riehl Poehlmann in Avery, Oklahoma. When he was an infant, the Poehlmann family moved to New Wehdem, Near Brenham, Texas where Pastor Poehlmann served the congregation of the local Lutheran Church. Gerhard attended school in Meyersville and Yorktown. He attended Texas Lutheran College for its two-year curriculum, and then attended Wartburg Seminary to begin his long and illustrious career in Lutheran Ministry. During nearly 45 years of active ministry, Gerhard served congregations in San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Corpus Christi, and retired to Victoria, Texas in 1975. In 1992, the Pastor moved to Seguin, where he lived for five years until his move to Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home in 1997.
   In 1934, he married Marion Steurmer of Yorktown Gerhard and Marion had three children, Doctor Kurt Steurmer Poehlmann of Ennis, Texas, Doctor William Riehl Poehlmann of Northfield, Minnesota and Mrs. Elizabeth Lou Poehlmann Swanberg of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
   Marion preceded her husband in death in 1984.
   Gerhard remarried the former Rita Egg in 1988. Rita passed away several months later.
   One brother, Melvin, his three children, and four grandchildren, survives Pastor Poehlmann. Nephews of Gerhard will serve as honorary pallbearers.
   There will be a visitation Saturday beginning at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m.
   The service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home.
   Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery with Reverend Kay Johnson officiating.

RAMON
   Lorenza Ramon, 69, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000 in a local hospital.
   She had many roles in her life but the most important role was being a mother. She loved her family dearly and was deeply devoted to her children.
   She was a wonderful mother who will be missed dearly by all her family and friends.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Silvestre Ramon II; her son, Jose Luis Ramon; and her grandson, James E. Ramon.
   She is survived by her children, Rosie Lillis (James) of Philadelphia, PA, Dolores Saldana (Guadalupe) of Corpus Christi, Dora Janovic of Jacksonville, FL, Sylvester Ramon (Mary), Adel Castillo (Alex), Daniel Ramon (Bernadine), Arthur Ramon (Lee-Ann) and Sylvia Reeves (Richard) all of Corpus Christi, Texas; thirty-three grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Bernardo Carrillo; sister, Juanita Meza both of Corpus Christi, Texas.
   The family would like to thank Dr. Ester Pollard for her dedication and care, and Lynn Haven Nursing Center for the care provided during her brief stay.
   A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2000 in the Seaside Chapel.
   Visitation will be held at the Seaside Funeral Home from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2000.
   Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2000 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
   Interment will follow at the Seaside Memorial Park.

VILLARREAL
   Jose A. Villarreal, age 60, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2000. He was a resident of Corpus Christi, Texas.
   Mr. Villarreal is preceded in death by his father, Agustine Villarreal.
   He is survived by his mother, Eudelia Villarreal; his spouse, Nancy Garcia both of Corpus Christi, Texas; six daughters: Anita Villarreal of San Jose, California, Ada, Priscilla, Lelita, and Venus Villarreal all of Corpus Christi, Texas, also Pat (Joe) Portellas of Houston, Texas; five sons: Johnny Joe Villarreal of San Jose, California, Jose Agustine and Ulysses Villarreal both of Corpus Christi, Texas, Jose Agustine Villarreal of Houston, Texas and Ryan Villarreal of Rio Grande, Texas; five sisters: Margie (Bill) Lawrence of Robstown, Texas, Juanita (Javier) Barrera, Lydia (Donicio) Garcia, Bertha (Richard) Garza, and Olga Villarreal all of Corpus Christi, Texas; two brothers, Arnold (Connie) Villarreal, and Mario Villarreal both of Corpus Christi, Texas; 12 nieces and nephews and 21 grandchildren.
   Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, January 30, 2000 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel.
   A prayer service is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. that evening.
   Funeral services are scheduled for Monday January 31, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. to be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel.
   Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

VILLARREAL
   SAN DIEGO, TX - Juan A. Villarreal, 83, a resident of San Diego, Texas for over 30 years, and a former resident of Ft. Davis, Texas, died Saturday, January 29, 2000 in an Alice hospital after a sudden illness. He was a member of St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. He was retired from Reynolds Metals Co. after 32 years of employment and was previously manager of Union Merchantile in Ft. Davis, Texas for over 30 years. He was a US Army veteran of W.W.II in C.C. Camp and was preceded in death by his wife, Geneivive Villarreal; two sons, Juan Villarreal, Jr. and Ramon Villarreal, and a Grandson, Rolando Rosas.
   He is survived by his wife, Agustina G. Villarreal of San Diego, Texas; three sons, Juan A. Villarreal, Jr. of San Diego, Texas, Benjamin (Carmen) Villarreal of Gregory, Texas and Juan Alberto (Teresa) Villarreal of Falfurrias, Texas; six daughters: Abigail G. Villarreal of Alice, Texas, Delia G. Villarreal and Yolanda G. Villarreal both of San Diego, Texas, Maria Lydia Trevino of Gregory, Texas, Betty Sue Rosas of Corpus Christi, Texas and Emilia Juanita Villarreal of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Andres Villarreal of Odem, Texas and a sister, Hilma Villarreal of Falfurrias, Texas; two grandchildren, Rebecca Lynn Trigo and Keith Michael Bratten, Jr. both of Alice, Texas; and 28 more grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
   Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2000 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that evening.
   Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1. 2000 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas.
   Military Graveside Services and Interment will follow at the Villarreal Family Cemetery with the San Diego VFW Post #8931.

WILLIAMS
   On January 27, 2000, the Lord welcomed home our Mom. Theo Sydney Mae Shockley Williams was a blessing to her family and friends. Her warm heart and deep love for her husband, and each of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and siblings will always remain with us.
   Sydney is survived by her husband of 52 years, Louis D. Williams, Jr.; her children, Louis D. Williams, III and wife Margie, Deborah Walker and husband Dennis, and Diane Riley, and husband Shane; along with grandchildren, Louis D. Williams IV, Hannah Grace, Sara Faith, and Rebecca Hope Williams; Tiahra and Kendall Laughlin, Shannon Gawlik, Melanie, and Todd Schumann, and Jerry Gawlik, Jr., Robert Louis Clarkson, Timothy Gaines and Shannon Clarkson, and Carrie Diane Riley; step-grandchildren, Christi Walker and Scott Heath, and Chad Walker, Shana Colleen Riley, Jennifer and Dane White, and Kelly P. Riley; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Laughlin and Marcus Shane White. Sydney is also survived by Joe Shockley of Colorado, Jeannie Frankheuser of Nebraska, June Parker of Wyoming, Clarence Shockley, and beloved cousins Gloria and Billy Bell and Dr. and Mrs. Fralin Williams.
   Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2000 at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors Downtown Chapel.
   Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2000 at Rose Hill Memorial Park.
   Pallbearers will be Robert Clarkson, Timothy Clarkson, Jerry Gawlik, Kendall Laughlin, Todd Schumann, and Leo McCumber.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a Hospice Organization of choice.

WILTSHIRE
   ARANSAS PASS, TX - Gerald L. Wiltshire, 61, of Aransas Pass, Texas, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2000 in a San Antonio hospital. He was born September 6, 1938 in Coila, Mississippi to Denrent and Opal Wiltshire. He was a retired merchant seaman and attended Temple of Praise Church.
   He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Muriel Wiltshire of Aransas Pass; two daughters, Wanda and Rick Broussard of Ingleside, Nicol and Johnny Shedd of Aransas Pass; three brothers, J.B. (Iva Nell) Snell of Call, Texas, David (Shirley) Wiltshire of Ingleside and Buster Flanigan of Aransas Pass; his brothers-in-law, Reginald Surette; six grandchildren: Gary L. Spradlin, Gerald Denrent Spradlin, Ricky L. Broussard, Chad Broussard, Brennan Ray Shedd, Darren Payton Shedd; nephew, Robert Flanigan; nieces, Tammy Flanigan and JoAnn Huffman; Surrett nephews, George, Norman and Russell; Wiltshire nephews, Ricky and David Andy, nieces, Opal, Lacey, Stephanie, "Pumpkin", Donna, Debra and Tracey.
   Mr. Wiltshire will lie in state Monday, January 31, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Chapel, Aransas Pass.
   Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, February 1, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Prairie View Cemetery with Rev. Aaron Jayne officiating.
   Expressions of sympathy may be made by donations to American Diabetes Association, Coastal Bend Chapter, P.O. Box 60092, Corpus Christi, Texas 78466.


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