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OBIT-Carmen Delgado

MISSION - Carmen Delgado, 89, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at Life Care Hospital of South Texas in McAllen. She was born to Juan Lopez and Maria Antonia Martinez on January 16, 1923 in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Survivors include children, Micaela Cantu, Raquel Vasquez, Margarita Rodriguez, Maria Antonia Garza, Carmen Garza, Martha Delgado, Angel Delgado, Pedro Delgado, Jaime Delgado and Juan Antonio Delgado; and 29 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

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OBIT-Lt. Col. Edward J. Sandy

Lt. Col. Edward J. Sandy passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Born in Lake Forest IL, 1916, Lt. Col. Sandy was the navigator aboard a B-29b based in Guam in WWII. He flew 16 missions and was awarded the Air Medal. He later founded and operated Commercial Scale Co Inc. of Springfield, Mass. While serving in the Air Force Reserves, he became the Liaison Coordinator in New England for the Air Force Academy admissions. He was an accomplished artist and past president of the Upper Valley Art League.

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DEATH NOTICE-Maria Luisa Flores

SULLIVAN CITY - Visitation for Maria Luisa Flores will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, with a 7 p.m. rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Manuel F. Calderon

MISSION - Visitation for Manuel F. Calderon will be held Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission from 5 to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m.

OBIT-Jimmy E. Thatcher

MISSION - Jimmy E. Thatcher, 68, passed away Sept. 4, 2012 at his home in Mission.

He is survived by Oralia Elizondo; children, Darla, James and Katherine Thatcher; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; mother, Oma Lee Espinoza; eight siblings; and seven grandchildren.

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OBIT-Elvira Cruz

MISSION – Elvira Cruz, 71, passed away Thursday, August, 30, 2012, at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood. She was born to Jose Martin Ruiz and Toribia Zamora Ruiz on February 9, 1941 in Mission.

Survivors include her children, Jose Carlos Cruz, Norma Gonzalez, Rolando Cruz, Ricardo Cruz, Alberto Cruz and Oscar Cruz; brothers, Lucas and Hector Ruiz; 14 grandchildren.

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OBIT-Francisco Esqueda

MISSION/NEW BRAUNFELS – Francisco "Frank" Esqueda, 75, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Rio Grande City. He was born to Pablo and Teresa Esqueda on April, 10, 1937.

After being honorably discharged from the military, Mr. Esqueda returned to his roots in Mission, where he met his future wife, Carolina Gallegos. He lived in Chicago for many years before returning to the Mission area. They lived in New Braunfels after retirement.

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DEATH NOTICE-Carmen Delgado

MISSION - Visitation for Carmen Delgado will be from 12 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Virgil Wilson Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Noelia Gomez

MISSION – Cremation services for Noelia Gomez will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at Garden of Angels Cemetery in Abram.

DEATH NOTICE-Ruben Martinez

PENITAS – Ruben Martinez, 46, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Alvaro Rios

MISSION –Funeral mass for Alvaro Rios was held Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Pablo Vela

MISSION – Pablo Vela, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

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