MISSION - Maria Olivia Gorena, 90, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012.
Ms. Gorena spent 34 years of her life as a special education teacher at the PSJA School District and was a supporter of the Special Olympics. As a pianist and organist, she was a piano teacher, and served as choral director for Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
MISSION - Earl Brook Newton, 88, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at his Mission residence.
MISSION - Nile Dean Mealhouse, 84, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Life Care Hospital South in McAllen.
MISSION – A funeral mass for Baudelio Manriquez will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Alton. Burial follows at Garden of Angels Cemetery in Abram.
MISSION – The viewing of Maria Orduno will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, with a 7 p.m. rosary at Funeraria Del Angel of Mission.
A funeral mass for Maria Orduño will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at San Martin De Porras Catholic Church in Alton. Burial follows at L&I Cemetery.
MISSION - Visitation for Myrtis Lynch will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, with a 5 p.m. prayer service at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.
MISSION - Ernesto Guzman died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital in San Antonio.
MISSION - Margarita Flores, 92, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Mission Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her parents Pedro and Luz Flores; son, Jorge Flores; and sisters, Ramona Casarez and Francisca Martinez.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 6, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mission. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, March 7, at 12 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Madero. Burial follows at Granjeno Cemetery.
MISSION - Homero Mendiola, 65, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at McAllen Medical Center.
MISSION - Benito Cortina, 48, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at McAllen Medical Center.
MISSION - Lucy Mae Stoll, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at the McAllen Heart Hospital.
ALTON - Maria De Los Angeles Jimenez, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at her Alton residence.
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