PENITAS - Yazmin Martinez, 23, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
PENITAS - Martimiano Salinas, 66, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
MISSION – Maria Guadalupe Ramirez, 61, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at her home in Mission after battling cancer.
She was born Nov. 27, 1952, in Roma, to Francisco and Margarita Treviño. After graduating from Incarnate Word University with degrees in Spanish and biology, she taught at Roma High School, McAllen High School and then went on to the Sharyland school district. After earning her master’s degrees in Spanish and counseling, she became the head counselor at Sharyland High School until her retirement..
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Andrew Ramirez Jr.; children, Andrew Ramirez III of Houston and Christina Ramirez of Los Angeles, Calif.; siblings, Francisco Treviño, Cayetano Treviño, Elva Hinojosa, Alicia Morton, Maggie La Grande and Gloria Cantu; and a granddaughter.
MISSION - James L. Nygren, 70, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
MISSION - Areopagita Castillo, 93, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
MISSION – A funeral mass for Emilia Gonzalez will be held on Monday, June 28, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Lord and I Memorial Chapel in Peñitas. Burial will follow at Lord and I Cemetery in Palmview.
MISSION - Lydia Arrellano De Lira, 68, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home in Mission.
MISSION – Infant Jesus Juan Olvera passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
MISSION – A graveside service for Charles L. Pierce was held on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery.
MISSION - Phillip A. "Andy" Ritschell, 72, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.
MISSION - Ronda Kay Ruby, 63, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at McAllen Medical Center.
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