CHAVEZBernardo Jesus Chavez, Sr., 62, passed away Monday, March 29, 1999 at his residence after a short illness. He was a member of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired Independent Air Conditioning Technician. Mr. Chavez had a love for horses and he spent alot of his time at the Double A Stables. He will be missed for his humor and was well known for his big laugh, and was a mentor to all his nieces and nephews. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and uncle.
He is survived by his wife, Alicia Chavez, and their sons and daughters, Cynthia Ann Chavez, Debra Ann (Ernest) Elizondo, Bernardo Chavez, Jr., Kathleen (Joel) Alaniz, all of Corpus Christi, Joann (David ) Blakeley of Lafayette, Louisiana, Christopher Chavez of Corpus Christi, Phyllis (Rodney) Lumampao of Texas City, Daughter-In-Law, Lucy Ella Cardiel of Corpus Christi, two sisters, Anna Maria Mauricio Chavez, and Yolanda C. (Rueben) Davila, one brother, Mauricio (Maria) Chavez all of Corpus Christi, grandchildren, Joel Alaniz Jr., Mitchell William Blakeley, Alyssa Danielle Alaniz, Steven Christopher Blakeley, Raven Christina Lumampao, Debbie Amber Alaniz, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at the Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.
A Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery with full military honors. Active pallbearers are John Gonzalez, Adrian Davila, Gabe Tamez, Mark Chavez, David Trevino, Joel Alaniz, Sr., Lupe Benavidez, Johnny Fernandez. Honorary Pallbearer is Joel Alaniz, Jr.
BROWNThomas "T.A." Brown, 93, passed away on Monday March 29, 1999 at his home with his family at his side.
Thomas was born to Thomas M. and Annie Lee Brown on June 21, 1905 in Monteague County Texas. He was later married to Helen W. Willhite on February 15, 1936 in Corpus Christi, Texas. T.A. was the owner and operator of C.C. Pump Co. until his retirement in 1966 with the sell of the Co. to his children. He was member of the Masonic Lodge #189 and the Odd Fellows Lodge. He was a life long member of the N.R.A.
Mr. Brown leaves his wife of 63 years, Helen of the Home; four children: Patricia (Roger) Finn of Portland, Texas, Charles (Barbara) Brown, George (Eloise) Brown of Corpus Christi, Texas and Gene (Sherry) Brown of Mathis, Texas; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 31, 1999 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday April 1, 1999 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brian Crown officiating. Masonic Rites will be held at the Graveside at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Helen and all the family want to give a special Thank You to all of the Care Givers that showed so much love and concern for Thomas and the Brown Family.
Memorials may be given to Multiple Sclerosis 140 Heimer Suite #195 San Antonio, Texas 78232.
BURRAUSTIN, TEXAS -- Norburn Sheriton Burr, retired Central Power & Light engineer and noted area birdwatcher died March 28, 1999 at his home in Corpus Christi. Mr. Burr was born in Laredo, Texas on April 21, 1906. He received an electrical engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin and spend his career of over 40 years as an engineer for CPL in Laredo, Bay City and Corpus Christi. During his college years he was a Golden Glove boxer, and was published in the Atlantic Monthly Magazine. He was also an accomplished photographer. In Bay City, he served as president of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, was a Worshipful Master of the Masonic Lodge, where he was a member for over 50 years, and was a lay reader of the Episcopal Church.
After retirement he and his wife, the late Dorothy Hudson Burr became very active in the Corpus Christi Outdoor Club the Texas Ornithology Society and other Birding Groups. Mr. Burr was recognized as an accomplished Birder, leading the Corpus Christi Christmas Bird Count for many years and achieving an impressive life bird list of over 700 species.
He is survived by: one sister, Bernice Burr McLaughlin of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Ann Burr Patterson of Garland, Texas, and Dorothy Burr Durrenberger of State College, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Christopher Patterson and Janet Patterson Jackson of Garland and Jeffrey Patterson of Austin; and two great-grand children.
Funeral services will be held in Austin at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 1999, in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel followed by burial Capital Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donationes may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 11617 F.M. 2244, Austin, Texas 78733 in Mr. Burr's memory.
DEITERINGDennis Arnold Deitering, 65, passed away Sunday, March 28, 1999 after a long illness.
Dennis was born on October 29, 1933 in Burlington, Iowa to Arnold E. and Helen W. Deitering. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Michael Deitering.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Vogt Deitering of Odem, Texas; his sons, Dennis (Tawnye) Deitering, Patrick Deitering, Bill Deitering all of San Diego, California; his daughters, Mary Helen (Elliott) Witts, Joan (Daniel) Aimsoorth all of San Diego, California; four grandchildren; his step-children, Louise (Gary) Rice of Jasper, Texas; Barbara Jo (Oscar) Hamm of Grand Prairie, Texas; Delbert Grozier of Odem, Texas; three step-grandchildren; five brothers: Cyrl Deitering of Spokane, Washington, John Deitering and Joe Deitering of Buffalo, Minnesota, Terry Deitering of Roscoe, Illinois, and Frank Deitering of Martin, Illinois; six sisters: Betty Simpson of Pinnellas Park, Florida, Donna Chalheub of Mankato, Minnesota, Diane Peterson of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Evelyn Deitering of Aurora, Illinois, and Louise Hennessy of Loves Park, Illinois.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 1999 with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that evening in the Seaside Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 1999 in the Seaside Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be held at Seaside Memorial Park.
Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4626 Weber Rd., Suite E Corpus Christi, Texas 78411.
FLINNPORTLAND, TEXAS -- Joseph Michael "Mike" Flinn, of Portland and Wimberly, Texas, passed away Sunday, March 28, 1999 in Austin. He was born October 12, 1929 to Hal and Lois Flinn in Taft, Texas where he attended school and graduated in 1948. After serving the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman he returned to South Texas to further his education at Texas A & I University in Kingsville.
Mike married Nelda Sawyer in 1959 and they lived in Portland for 34 years before retiring to Wimberly last May. Mike was preceded in death by his loving wife Nelda in January.
He is survived by three sons Patrick Flinn of Dallas, Sean Flinn of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Timothy Flinn of Midland; his daughter: Carroll Sue Poor of Crosby, Texas; his grandson Michael Shane Flinn of Pasadena; his brother: Robert F. Flinn of Milsap, Texas and his step sister: Annice Burkhalter of Valley View, Texas.
Visitation will begin for family and friends Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 1, 1999 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel, Aransas Pass.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 2, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Portland. Entombment will follow at Seaside Cemetery Mausoleum.
HAMBLETTHREE RIVERS -- Edna M. Hamblet, 82, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 1999 in a Corpus Christi, Texas hospital following an extended illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Hamblet and one son, Oscar Hamblet.
Survivors include one son, Thomas L. Hamblet of Three Rivers, Texas; one sister, Dell Eaton of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Visitation will begin Wednesday March 31, 1999 at The Roberson Funeral Home in Three Rivers with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday April 1, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Hobbins officiating.
Burial will follow in the Calliham Cemetery.
JOHNSONPORTLAND, TEXAS -- Joe David Johnson born December 21, 1952 in San Benito, Texas passed away Friday, March 26, 1999 at the age of 46. Joe had been a resident of Portland for the past 13 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and owner of Johnson Enterprises.
Joe is preceded in death by his mother, Opal Brashear.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Judy Johnson of Portland; daughter, Jessica Johnson and son, Justin Johnson both of Portland; father, Truman Brashear of Lewisville, Texas; five brothers: Billy Johnson and Mark Johnson both of Portland, Gary (Janie) Johnson of Corinth, Texas, David (Beverly) Brashear of Lancaster, Texas, Harold (Nancy) Brashear of Union City, Mississippi; two sisters, Jackie (Jim) Barnett of Dallas, Betty Ann (Kevin) Hegarty of Austin; two sisters-in-law, Linda Rapp of New Braunfels, Texas, Vivian (David) Anderwald of McAllen, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at the Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home Chapel in Portland.
Funeral Servcies will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 1999 at the Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home Chapel in Portland.
Interment to follow at San Patricio Memorial Gardens.
JOHNSONPREMONT, TEXAS -- Enemencio P. Johnson, 52, passed away Monday, March 29, 1999 in a Corpus Christi hospital.
Mr. Johnson was employed by Jim Wells County before his disability.
He is survived by his wife: Rosa C. Johnson of Premont, Texas. Three daughters: Annette J. (Hilario) Garza and Julie J. (Luis Javier) Garcia both of Falfurrias, Texas, Martha R. Johnson of Premont, Texas. Two sons: Armando E. (Maria) Johnson of Kingsville, Texas and Jose Luis (Amy) Johnson both of Premont, Texas. Five sisters: Elva Johnson, Marta Johnson, Albesa Johnson all of Premont, Texas, Elma (David) Gonzalez of Shertz, Texas and Antonia (J.M.) Lozano of Corpus Christi, Texas. Five brothers: Juan Trinidad (Lydia) Johnson of Premont, Texas, Abelardo (Esmeralda) Johnson of Freeport, Texas, Tomas (Estella) Johnson of Falfurrias, Texas, Donato (Amalia) Johnson of La Gloria, Texas, Gilberto (Gloria) Johnson of Premont, Texas. Six Grandchildren: Jose Luis Johnson, Jr., and Elva Marie Johnson both of Alice,Texas, Rachel Johnson and Isaac Johnson both of Premont, Texas, Marina Y. Garcia and Luis Javier Garcia, Jr. both of Falfurrias, Texas.
Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at Howard-Williams-Turcotte Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 1999 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church.
Burial will follow at Premont Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the directions of Howard-Williams-Turcotte Funeral Home of Falfurrias.
MATTINGLYWayman J. "Matt" Mattingly, 79, passed away Monday, March 29, 1999. Mr. Mattingly worked as a civil engineer during World War II. After the War, he began his career in the Auto-Body Shop Industry. He worked as a foreman in many Auto-Body Shops in Corpus Christi and retired in 1982 from Gainan Chevrolet. Mr. Mattingly was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. As a Scout Master, he received honors from the Order of the Arrow and from Wood Badge.
Mr. Mattingly is survived by his wife of 57 years, Hattie Mae "Peggy" Mattingly of Corpus Christi, Texas; a son, Robert Bruce Mattingly of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter, Becky Ann Mattingly of Driftwood, Texas; a granddaughter, Tisha Mae Mattingly Barrera of Driftwood, Texas; of Corpus Christi, Texas; a great-granddaughter, Sabreena Reni Mattingly; his mother, Marion Mattingly of Beeville, Texas; three sisters, Irene Moeller of Corpus Christi, Texas, Enola McCulloch of San Antonio, Texas, and Maurine Duge of Skidmore, Texas; a brother, Thomas Mattingly of Yuca Valley, California; and numerous nephews, nieces, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at Cage-Mills Downtown Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 1999 at Cage-Mills Downtown Chapel with interment to follow at Glendale Cemetery in Goliad, Texas.
NELSONFrances P. Nelson, age 98, passed on to be with the Lord on Monday, March 29, 1999. A long time resident of Corpus Christi, she had resided in Spring Texas since 1972. She leaves many beautiful memories for her children: Mary N. Parker of Houston, Tx., Blanche Glassburn and Carl Nelson of Spring, Texas, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home. Funeral procession will depart at 9:30 A.M. for a graveside service to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 1999 at Rose Hill Memorial Park.
PENARoland Pena, 31, of Corpus Christi, passed away Sunday, March 28, 1999.
Rites of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1:30pm Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.
REYNOLDSROCKPORT, TEXAS -- William Thomas "W.T." Reynolds, born in Dallas, Texas, February 22, 1957 passed away Monday, March 29, 1999 at the age of 42. He had been a resident of Rockport, Texas for the past 12 years. W.T. was a professional fishing guide and owner/operator of the Red Fish Camp. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Sue Reynolds. He is survived by his wife and mother of his children, Charlotte Reynolds of Rockport; two daughters, Lori Reynolds and Julie Reynolds of Rockport; his parents, Leslie and Katheryn Reynolds of Kemp; two brothers, Leslie Reynolds, Jr. of Rockport and Roger Reynolds of Kemp; seven sisters, Jennie Lou Hudson of Kemp, Rita Bell of Corsicana, Katheryn Fielder of Maybank, Frances Wallace of Kemp, Glenda King of Frost, Terry Cagle of Frost, and Theda Lawson of Rockport; one grandchild on the way.
A Funeral service will be held at the Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel, Rockport/Fulton, Texas, Thursday, April 1, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. Private Family Interment.
TOBERMargarita Estrella Tober, passed away, March 27, 1999 at the age of 21.
Margarita graduated from Ray High School in 1996. She was active in track. She enjoyed life and will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched.
She is survived by her mother Irma, her father Edward E. Tober of Corpus Christi, TX; two brothers, Eloy E. Tober and David E. Tober both of Corpus Christi, TX.; paternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Eloy E. Adelmira of Corpus Christi, TX.; and her maternal grandparents Eliseo J. & Minnie Lopez of Corpus Christi, TX.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. on Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at Seaside Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 1, 1999 at New Life Fellowship Church at 10:00 a.m.
Interment will be held at Seaside Memorial Park.
The preceding information is provided by area funeral homes.
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