Bertha Emogene Andrew (nee Armstrong) passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 1999 in a local hospital.

She was born on November 25, 1900 in Palestine, Texas to Samuel T. & Sarah Armstrong and siblings, James, "Buddy", Gertrude, Harriet, Elizabeth, Margaret and Minnette. One of her first jobs was a clerk with the MoPac RR, as such she was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks. Later, she became a plant-manager for Royal Crown Bottling Co. in Beaumont, Texas. In 1943, she became the plant-manager for Royal Crown Bottling Co. here in Corpus Christi. During this time she was active in the Six Points Business Assoc. and was charter member of the Local Zonta Club International Org. where she held the offices of President and Secretary. Upon the sale of the local RC Bottling Co., Mrs. Andrew became the chief accountant and credit manager for Taylor Bros. Jewelers and retired from that position in 1985. She and her husband were members of the Travis Park Methodist in San Antonio, Texas before they moved their membership to First United Methodist Church where she was a member until her recent demise.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Benona.

Survivors include: wife Beverly Kaulfus, daughter, Patricia Elizabeth Morgan (Walter); three grandsons: William, Walter and Patrick Morgan; sisters-in-law, Margret McDonald and Martha Armstrong both of San Antonio, Texas; her brother, Raymond Armstrong of San Antonio, Texas; and her nieces: Mildred Harriet Van Arsdale, Anna Armstrong, Rose Mary Keaton and Mary Kate Neuse.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday, April 26, 1999 at Seaside Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 1999 in the Seaside Chapel.

Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be: William C. Morgan, Walter E. Morgan, Patrick T. Morgan, Dann Van Arsdale, Dale Van Arsdale and Bill Mellberg.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.


Frank "Poncho" Armstrong, age 88 went to be with our Lord on Thursday, April 22, 1999. Frank was born on January 15, 1911 in Dryer, Texas, to the late John and Bessie Armstrong. Frank was a member of St. Johns Baptist Church. He is survived by his daughter, Zula Redix, a brother; Samuel L. Armstrong, a sister; Virigina Napoleon and two grandchildren; Tony Redix IV and Debra Redix all of Corpus Christi, Texas. and a host of nieces and nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be held at Clifford Jackson Funeral Home on Monday, April 26, 1999 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at the St. Johns Baptist Church with Pastor Reaves officiating. Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.


ALICE, TEXAS - Ruth Burris passed away April 23, 1999 in an Alice hospital. She was 102. Mrs. Burris was born October 7, 1896 in Lockhart, Texas to Dan and Mary Hale LaRoe. She was a retired school teacher, she taught in the Alice Independent School Dist. for 25 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alice, and a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority.

Survivors include one daughter, Connie Hill of Alice; two sons and daughters-in-law, Sam H. and Dorothy Burris of Alice, and John H. and Edith Burris of Alice; one brother, Dan R. LaRoe of Lake McQueeney; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday, April 26, 1999 at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the Alice Cemetery.


ALICE, TEXAS - John F. "Jack" Dunn, Jr. passed away April 23, 1999 in an Alice hospital. He was 83. Mr. Dunn was born November 2, 1915 in Cuero, Texas to John F. and Mary Dunn. He was a rancher. He was a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Alice. Mr. Dunn was a charter member of the Beef-Master Breeders Univeral, and the first inductee into their Hall of Fame. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Dunn in 1995.

Survivors include his daughter, Peggy (Edward) Reed of San Antonio; one son, John F. (Katie) Dunn, III of Alice; one brother, Jim Dunn of Alice; two sisters-in-law, Jeanette Dunn of Alice, and Marjorie Dunn of Corpus Christi; six grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, April 25, 1999 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 26, 1999 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.


Virginia Martinez Fierro passed away April 21, 1999, she was 83. She was born March 8, 1916 in Goliad, Texas. She was a retired Cook.

Survivors include two sons, Juan Chavez of Taft, Samuel Chavez of Arizona; three daughters: Maria Garcia of Corpus Christi, Adela Pena of Taft, Graciela Chavez of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Pedro Chavez of Taft and one sister, Francisca Martinez, of Taft; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Rosary will be Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home.

Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 26, 1999 at 1:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Taft.

Burial will follow at Taft Memorial Park Cemetery.


EULESS, TEXAS - Maria Garcia, 73, passed away April 22, 1999.

She was born April 8, 1926 in Nueces County, TX. and was a long time resident of Premont, TX, a homemaker. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and also Church of the Brethren. She devoted her life to the Lord Jesus Christ and her family. A tremendous cook and prayer warrior. She was loved and will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband Candido Garcia and her sons Ruben Garcia and Juan Jesus Garcia.

Survivors include her Sons: Rojerio Garcia, Corpus Christi, TX, Candido Garcia, Jr., Mercedes, TX, Teodoro Garcia, Premont, TX, Jorge Luis Garcia, Premont, TX; Daughters: Rosa Dobbs, Georgia, TX, Teresa Yvonne Villarreal, Falfurrias, TX, Maria G. Soliz, Falfurrias, TX, Manuela Hunsberger, Euless, TX, Lydia Raquel Fernandez, San Antonio, TX, Celia Luna, Houston, TX; Brothers: Ramon Maldonado, Robstown, TX, Angel Maldonado, San Antonio, TX; Sisters: Severa Aguirre, Greeley, Colorado, Rosa Ramirez, Robstown, TX, 33 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grandchildren and two Great-Great Grandchildren.

A Memorial service will be held on April 24, at 7:00 P.M. at Family Funeral Care, Bedford, TX. Committal services will be April 26, 1999 at 9:30 A.M. at the Church of The Brethren, Falfurrias, TX with burial to follow at Church of The Brethren Cemetery. Visitation to be held at 8:00 to 9:00 A.M. at the church.


Francisca V. Gomez, 71 passed away Saturday, April 24, 1999. Services are pending.


SINTON, TEXAS - Cruz O. Jimenez, 85, passed away Friday, April 23, 1999, in a Corpus Christi hospital following a sudden illness.

She had been a lifelong resident of Sinton and she was a housewife.

Survivors include-two Sons - Juan (Bea) Jimenez of Robstown and Gregorio (Lilia) Jimenez, Jr. of Corpus Christi; two Daughters- Enocencia (Mac) Ybarra of Sinton and Olga (Bernabe) Espinoza of Hutchinson, Kansas, 12 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7 P.M. Sunday, April 25, 1999, at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 A.M., Monday, April 26, 1999, at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with Father David Taurasi, as celebrant.

Interment will follow in the Eternal Rest Cemetery in Sinton.


Virginia Campbell Joslin, passed away April 23, 1999 at home at the age of 92 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ennis S. Joslin. Mrs. Joslin was born September 4, 1906 in Springfield, Missouri. Her parents, Steele and Adelaide Campbell, came to Texas in 1908. She was a graduate of Orange High School and Texas Women's University in Denton. She taught at Corpus Christi High School for several years. She was a life-long member and very active in the first Presbyterian Church and served on boards of various church organizations including the Presbyterian Pan American School and the Austin Theological Seminary. She was also a member of the Athenian Club, the YWCA, and the American Association of University Women.

Mrs. Joslin is survived by her sister, Ruth Campbell of Corpus Christi.

In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to either the First Presbyterian Church or a favorite charity.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 27, at 2:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church, 430 S. Carancahua.


Lori Patterson McGhee, former Corpus Christi resident passed away April 19. She was 41.

She is survived by her husband Rick; daughter Ariel; sons Justin and Dylan; mother and step-father Sally and Von Foster of Creswell, Oregon; father and step-mother Bob and Doris Patterson of Houston, Texas; brother Bobby Patterson of Corpus Christi; and sister Tambra Patterson of Austin, Texas.

Burial will be May 4 in Atmore, Alabama. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Nathan Kyle Munoz, infant son of Luis Munoz and Robyn McDearman, passed away April 22, 1999, in Houston, Texas.

Nathan is survived by his parents; one sister Melanie Gomez of Houston, Texas; maternal grandparents Neil and Gloria Hunt of Corpus Christi, Texas; paternal grandfather Luis Munoz Sr. of Houston, Texas; and paternal grandmother Sylvia (Roger) Hall of Florida.

Funeral services will be private.


Julia Ann O'Docharty, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 1999 in Lakewood, Colorado. Mother of Dorothy A. (Ed) Smith, Patricia (Ron) Schumacher, Thomas (Christine) E. O'Docharty, sister of Charles Vaughn, Sara Davis, James Vaughn. Also survived by Daniel, Erin, Meghan Smith, Ron, Amy, Heidi Schumacher, Kelly, Katie and the late Jason O'Docharty.

A Rosary was recited at 7:00 P.M., Friday, April 23, 1999 at Horan and McConaty Family Chapel in Denver, Colorado.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 26, 1999 at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.

Interment will follow in Sandia Cemetery.

Memorial remembrances suggested to Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 789 Sherman Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado, 80203.


Margarette H. Reifschlager, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away April 24, 1999 in San Marcos, Texas. She was 78 years old.

She graduated from Corpus Christi High School, Del Mar College, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from A & I Kingsville University. She was a retired Civil Service clerk for the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station and was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp. She was a leader for the Blue Birds and Camp Fire Girls. She was a member of the Church of Christ since 1932 and worshipped at Ayers Church of Christ for most of her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne Hughson of San Marcos, Texas; son Kenneth L. Reifschlager of Houston, Texas; two brothers, L.L. Harris Jr. of Corpus Christi, Texas, George T. Harris of Telluride, Colorado; step-mother, Bessie Harris of Corpus Christi, Texas; six grandchildren Melanie Hughson, Bonnie Hughson, Valerie Hughson, Lori Reifschlager, Shani Reifschlager and Reid Reifschlager.

Family will receive family and friends Sunday, April 25, 1999 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Seaside Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, in the Seaside Chapel. Fred Allen will officiate. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Medina Children's Home (830-589-2871) or any other Christian charitable association.


Susan Brooks Williams Scott was born January 4, 1930, in Corpus Christi and passed away April 20, 1999, in Houston after a courageous battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, Phillip of Houston; two daughters, Susanne Gregory and family, Frances Addkison (Mick) of Corpus Christi; five grandchildren; two of whom are Adam Meissner and Marshall Addkison; a sister, Atlee Ann Tyree of Corpus Christi; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boyd Brooks, her first husband, James M. Williams, and her son, James Boyd Williams.

Susan graduated from the University of Texas in 1951. She was a Kappa Alpha Theta. After graduation she taught Spanish in the Harlingen High School, and later at Richard King High School in Corpus Christi. Wherever she lived she was very active in the Episcopal Church. She was a member of the St. Martins Episcopal Church in Houston, a member of the Daughters of the King, and the Needlepoint Guild that made the Creche and Christmas ornaments for the White House during George Bush's presidency.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Reverend Frank Fuller will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.


James Gerald Weekley, 78, passed away April 23, 1999. He is survived by his wife Margaret of Corpus Christi, TX; two sons, Jerry Weekly, Corpus Christi, TX and Glen (Nancy) Weekley, Sarasota, FL.; two Grandsons, Paul Weekley and James Weekley; two Great Grandsons, Samuel Weekley and Jackson Weekly.

Graveside services were held at 3:30 P.M. Saturday, April 24, 1999 at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The preceding information is provided by area funeral homes.

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