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NOTICE: Sila V. Jaurez

MISSION - Sila V. Juarez, 92, passed away at Mission Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. She was born in La Grulla on September 25, 1919 to Ramon and Irene Vera.

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NOTICE: Cleotilde Garza

PENITAS - Cleotilde L. Garza, 87, left to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg. She was born to Guadalupe Longoria Sr. and Cleotilde Martinez on December 18, 1923 in Penitas.

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OBIT: Sanjuana Carrillo

MISSION - Sanjuana Carrillo, 64, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.

She will always be remembered for the great love she had for her family.

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OBIT: Pastor Eliud Bocanegra

MISSION - Pastor Eliud Bocanegra, 63 entered the gates of heaven to be with his Savior early in the morning on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Mission Regional Medical Center.

He was a pastor for over 35 years in Madero and McAllen, and was the pastor at Iglesia Evangelica Cristiana in McAllen. He was born in Galeana, NL. Mexico.

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NOTICE: Rita Quintanilla

MISSION – A funeral service for Rita Quintanilla will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial follows at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery.

NOTICE: Dorothy Quaid

MISSION – A graveside service for Dorothy Quaid will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.

NOTICE: Heron Hinojosa

MISSION – A funeral mass for Heron Hinojosa was held Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at San Juan Diego Catholic Church in McAllen. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

NOTICE: Ignacio Guzman

ALTON - Ignacio Guzman, 66, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at his Alton residence.  

Funeral Mass for Ignacio Guzman will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Alton.  Interment follows at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.

OBIT: Hilda Guerra Bazan

PALMVIEW/EDINBURG - Hilda Guerra Bazan, 39, left to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Mission Regional Medical Center. She was born to Amando Guerra Sr. and Oralia Guerra on December 8, 1971 in Edinburg.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Victor Bazan Sr.; children, Victor Bazan Jr., Enrique Leonel Bazan, and Rose Marie Bazan; parents, Amando Guerra Sr. and Oralia Guerra; and brother, Amando Guerra Jr.

She was a wonderful mother, wife and friend to all who knew her. She filled our lives with joy and with her smile and kind loving hearts. She will live in our hearts forever.

The funeral mass will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Interment will follow at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview.

NOTICE: Gerardo Barbosa Jr.

MISSION - Gerardo Barbosa Jr., 18, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at McAllen Medical Center.  Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.

NOTICE: Aguedita Farias

PENITAS - Aguedita Farias, 90, died on Friday, October 14, 2011, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.

PENITAS - Visitation for Aguedita Farias will be held Monday, October 17, 2011, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg. Graveside service will follow at Penitas Cemetery.

NOTICE: Cirilo Pacheco

MISSION - Visitation for Cirilo Pacheco will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.

A funeral service for Cirilo Pacheco will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Interment follows at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

OBIT: Loretta Therese Walsh

Loretta Walsh, RN, MSN, M.Ed, who served Mission and McAllen as a nurse for over 54 years, passed away Thursday, October 13 evening at Mission Regional Medical Center.

She worked in Mission Hospital for 35 years as a surgical nurse, and in orthopedics, medical/surgical pediatrics, and emergency care. When the Mission Hospital was built in 1951 she oversaw setting up and equipping the surgical suite. She worked at the McAllen Independent School District as staff nurse for special education students, where she was instrumental in providing a safe, nurturing environment in which students with special medical needs could thrive and remain productively engaged with learning.

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OBIT: Carlos Vargas Jr.

ALTON - Carlos Vargas Jr., 52, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen. He was born in Edinburg on September 29, 1959.

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OBIT: Robert Griffith Brown

MISSION - Robert Griffith Brown, 70, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.

Born April 29, 1941, in Binghamton, New York to Raymond and Helen Griffith Brown, he resided in Houston for many years and was employed with Dixie Chemical Co., Inc. He graduated with a doctorate in 1973 from Clarkson University.

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