MISSION - Enrique S. Coronado, 74, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Solara Hospital. A funeral service was held July 14 at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens.
MISSION - Bonnie Bucy, 88, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Comfort House in McAllen.
MISSION - Antonio Reyna, 62, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.
PALMVIEW - Natividad Olivares, 89, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at his Palmview residence.
MISSION – Graveside services for Jesus Samuel Morales were held July 11, 2012 at Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna.
MISSION – Brandon Martinez died Monday, July 9, 2012, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital.
ABRAM – Rene ‘Randy’ Hernandez, 53, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at his Abram residence.
MISSION - Alexis Adriana Sanchez, 14, passed away July 8, 2012 in Laredo, Texas.
She is survived by her mother Arcilia Sanchez Del Toro; siblings, Rolando Sanchez Jr., Arcilia Hale, Ricardo Sanchez, Roldan Sanchez, Roly Sanchez, Aracely Sanchez, Maripaz Sanchez, Reymundo Sanchez and Ronaldo Sanchez; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
PALMVIEW – Antolina Vasquez, 81, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at Solara Hospital in McAllen.
PALMVIEW – Raul Sandoval, 42, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Palmview.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Esteban Villarreal Sanchez, 51, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center. Esteban was born November 28, 1960 in Tamaulipas, Mexico. He grew up in Mission.
Esteban is survived by his brothers, Dionicio, Isabel, Porfirio and Joe Sanchez; sisters, Petra Medrano, Maria Antonia Sanchez, Maria Luisa Vallejo, Maria de Jesus Sanchez, Gracie Marquez and Monica Sanchez; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
MISSION – Funeral Mass for Adolfo Gimenez will be held today, July 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. John of the Fields Catholic Church in Mission. Interment will follow to Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Virgil Wilson Mortuary of Mission.
PEÑITAS – Carlota "Cota" Garza, 63, passed away July 6, 2012, at Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jose Luis Garza Sr.; daughters, Karla Marie and Monica Elisa Garza of Peñitas; son, Jose Luis (Kathi) Garza Jr. of Austin; sister, Guillermina Rocabado of Friendswood; and numerous nieces and nephews.
MISSION – Rosa N. Farias, 60, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012, at her residence in Mission.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Rufino Farias Sr.; children, Isaac (Mirella) Farias, Angela (Carlos) Perez, Rufino (Stacie) Farias Jr.; father, Jose Santos Navarro; brothers, Pilar Navarro, Matias Navarro, Mauricio Navarro, and Jose Santos Navarro Jr.; sisters, Rebecca Salazar, Alicia Galvan, Victoria Navarro, Irene Jackson, and Patricia Navarro; grandchildren, Anissa Farias, Viviana Farias, Rufino Farias III, Audrey Farias, Nathaniel Perez and Zachary Perez; and numerous nieces and nephews.
MISSION – Rosa Maria Guadalupe Chavez, 76, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Briarcliff Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in McAllen. She was born on July 10, 1935 in Mission.
She is survived by her cousin, Jose Roberto Cavazos (Dora) from Mission; second cousins, Cynthia Cavazos Gonzalez (Jorge) from Edinburg, and Dr. Norma Cavazos Salas (Hector) from Mission; and her cousin, Ruben Longoria from Mission. She is also survived by many cousins and second cousins from the Cavazos Family living in Mission.
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