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Obituaries Obituaries

OBIT-Rodolfo Valdez Jr.,

LA JOYA - Rodolfo Valdez Jr., 25 passed away Wednesday, April 17, at his residence in La Joya. He was born on August 2, 1987 in Mission.
Survivors include his parents, Rodolfo and Blanca Valdez; and sisters, Esperanza and Brenda.

He WAS preceded in death by his Maternal Grandmother Maria Elia Alaniz and Paternal Grandmother Esperanza Valdez.

Chapel services were held, Friday, April 19 at The Lord and I Memorial Chapel in Peñitas. Interment followed at Havana City Cemetery in Havana.

OBIT-Lydia C. Veliz

PALMVIEW – Lydia C. Veliz, 70, passed away on Sunday, April 14, in Granbury. She was born to Pedro Calderon and Sofia de la Paz on May 6, 1942 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Veliz is survived by her children, Ricardo, Robert, Sophia Peña, Diana V. Rodriguez and Belinda Veliz; siblings, Guadalupe Muñoz, Amparo Alvarado, Pedro Calderon, Rodolfo Calderon and Jose Calderon. Survivors also include 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Veliz and her son, Ruben Veliz, Jr.

A visitation and rosary were held April 18 Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. A funeral mass was held April 19, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Interment followed at San Jose Cemetery in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Jose A. Alaffa

PEÑITAS – Jose Arnulfo Alaffa Jr., 25, died Wednesday, April 17, at his residence.

Chapel services were held April 19, at The Lord and I Memorial Chapel in Peñitas. Burial was at Lord and I Cemetery in Palmview.

DEATH NOTICE-Carmen Hernandez

ALTON - Services for Carmen Hernandez were held April 22, at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Burial was at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview.

DEATH NOTICE-Santiago Baeza

MISSION - Funeral services for Santiago Baeza were April 24, at Funeraria Del Angel Chapel in Mission. Burial was at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Leonel Garcia

PALMVIEW – A Funeral Mass for Leonel Garcia was held April 24, at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abram. Burial was at Lord and I Cemetery in Palmview.

DEATH NOTICE-Natividad Garcia

MISSION – Natividad Garcia 90, died Saturday, April 20, at McAllen Medical Center.

Chapel services were held April 23, at Rivera Funeral Home of Mission. Burial was at Valley Memorial Garden in McAllen.

DEATH NOTICE-Baldemar Garza

MISSION - Funeral services for Baldemar Garza were April 22, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial was at Garden of Angels Cemetery.

DEATH NOTICE-Oralia Ozuna

MISSION - Chapel services for Oralia Ozuna were April 24, at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Burial was at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.

DEATH NOTICE-Marilyn Starkes

MISSION - Marilyn Starkes, 74, died Monday, April 22, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.

DEATH NOTICE- Jose Ricardo Tobias

MISSION – A Funeral mass for Jose Ricardo Tobias was held April 24, at St. John of the Fields Catholic Church in Mission. Interment followed at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.

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