Magdalene Evelyn Sekula Bledsoe, 88, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011.
The fourth child of Edward and Barbara Sekula's nine children, Maggie was born on June 10, 1922 in Kosciusko. She moved with her family to the Valley where they settled with other Polish families in the settlement of McCook. She married James Bledsoe and had four sons, John, Jim, Bill and Bobby. She was a devout Catholic and an active parishioner at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Pharr for many years.
ALTON - Esther Zamora, 75, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at her residence in Alton.
ALTON - MISSION - Alma Lydia Rangel, 55, died Friday, May 13, 2011 at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Edinburg. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, May 16, p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.
MISSION - Lydia Perez, 82, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.
MISSION - Gilberto Ochoa Jr., 59, died May 13, 2011 at his residence in Mission. Visitation will be Monday, May 16, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Flores Memorial Chapel of Mission.
A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Flores Memorial Chapel in Mission. Burial follows at San Jose Cemetery in Abram.
MISSION - Visitation for Severo Miranda will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, at Rivera Funeral Home Chapel of Peace in Mission.
MISSION - Rogelio Diaz Sr., 55, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission.
MISSION – On May 12, 2011, after many months of battling with an illness, Sabas Pérez, a Korean War veteran, serenely left us and went on to reside with his Heavenly Father and all his loved ones who preceded him. His last days were spent at Comfort House in McAllen where he was resting peacefully and waiting for his name to be called. Sabby, who was born on December 5, 1927.
MISSION - Leslie George West, 86, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at his Mission residence.
ALTON - Carlos Samuel Ayala Pizarro, 55, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at McAllen Medical Center.
MISSION – A graveside service for Galilea Garcia will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Garden of Angels Cemetery in Abram.
MISSION - Rosalia Foster died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at her Mission residence.
ALTON - A funeral mass for Benjamin E. Cervantes will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Alton. Interment follows at Garden of Angels Cemetery in Mission.
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