LA JOYA - Alejandro Alanis, 77, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center. Services will be held later in Mexico.
MISSION - Alejandrina Conde, 41, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg.
PENITAS - Maria De la Luz Peña, 84, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Doctors Hospital in Edinburg. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. at Lord and I Memorial Chapel in Peñitas. Burial will follow at Lord and I Cemetery in Palmview.
MISSION - Perry Zimmerman, 92, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Lifecare Hospital in McAllen.
Visitation was held on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Feigum Funeral Home in Pierre, South Dakota, from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7 pm. A funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Lutheran Memorial Church
The life story of Jim began on July 15, 1928, in Pierre, South Dakota, as the eldest son of Andrew and Beata (Munsch) Kjar. Jim spent his entire life in Pierre. He was baptized and confirmed at Lutheran Memorial Church. In 1947, he graduated from Pierre High School. He grew into a man that found little to complain about, found joy in helping others, and found humor in everything, enough to share and pass around in heaping helpings.
MISSION - Alicia Cavazos, 81, passed away on Saturday July 19, 2014, at her home.
MISSION - Felipe Gonzalez, 65, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, July 23, at 1 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial will follow at San Jose Cemetery in Mission.
MISSION - Susan L. Hasty, 54, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
MISSION - Elvina B. Holder, 93, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at The Bridges in Mission.
MISSION - Nemencio Martinez, 79, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his home.
MISSION - Visitation for Maria Rodriguez will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.
MISSION - Rafael M. Torres, 45, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center in Houston.
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