MISSION - Leonardo Alaniz Jr., 68, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
MISSION - Karen Remington, 74, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
MISSION - Maria Rodriguez, 78, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.
MISSION - Visitation for David E. Stuteville will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Rivera Funeral Home in Mission.
MISSION – A funeral service for Miguel Rodriguez Jr. was held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Flores Funeral Home in Mission. Burial followed at Catholic Cemetery in Mission.
MISSION –A funeral service for Maria M. Garza De Anda will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Lord & I Memorial Chapel in Peñitas. Burial will follow to Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview
Born in Hidalgo, Mr. Shimotsu was the last surviving member of the six children of Uichi and Takako Shimotsu. He was born into a farming family and was involved in farming his entire life.
He served his country from 1945-46 in WWII in the U.S. Army infantry in Germany. When he returned to the Rio Grande Valley, he purchased 72 acres of farmland and increased his holdings to 3,500 acres within a few years.
He began his tenture as CEO and general manager of Sharyland Plantation and Plantation Produce in 1973 and later expanded growing, packing and shipping operations to West Texas, New Mexico and Mexico.
MISSION – A memorial service for Clara Boyd will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.
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