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DEATH NOTICE-Joseph Crosby

MISSION - Joseph Crosby, 83, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the Alfredo Gonzalez State Veterans Nursing Home in McAllen.

OBIT-David Garcia

MISSION – David Garcia, 54, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Edinburg Regional Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife, Irma Garcia; daughter, Bianca Garcia; sons Ricco and Samuel Garcia; his parents, Juan Garcia of McAllen and Lucinda Cantu of Edinburg; sisters, Clara Garcia of Austin, Ester Pacheco of San Juan and Patricia Lopez of Edinburg; numerous nieces and nephews.



MISSION - Petra Venecia, 75, passed away Sunday, July 1, 1012 at Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg. 

She is survived by sons, Isidro Venecia, Jr. of Palmview, Efrain Venecia and Aldalberto Venecia of La Joya; daughters, Norma Flores of Palmview, Nora Palacios of La Joya and San Juanita Carrizalez of Florida; brothers, Guadalupe Guerra and Rene Guerra of Mission, Rogelio Guerra of McAllen; sisters, Elena Villarreal of Mission, Alicia Cantu of Palmhurst and Julia Rodriguez of Mission; 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.


DEATH NOTICE-Maria Elena Sanchez

MISSION - Maria Elena Sanchez, 67, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in McAllen. Visitation for Maria Elena Sanchez will be from 12 to 1:30 p.m. today, July 5, 2012, at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Burial will be at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.

DEATH NOTICE-Fidencio Salinas

MISSION - Fidencio Salinas, 78, died July 1, 2012 at Mission Regional Medical Center. Funeral mass for Fidencio Salinas will be at 10 a.m. today, July 5, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Garden of Angels Cemetery in Abram.

DEATH NOTICE-Israel Rodriguez

MISSION - Visitation for Israel Rodriguez will be held today, Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home. 

DEAT NOTICE-Ricardo Flores

MISSION - Ricardo Flores, 88, died Saturday, June 30, 2012 at his residence in Mission. Funeral arrangements are pending.

OBIT-Doris Gawlik Saner

Doris Gawlik Saner of Red Oak, previously of Mission, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2012.

Doris was instantly loved by everyone who met her. She was a wonderful, caring, beautiful woman who enjoyed life to the fullest, and her presence blessed many lives. Doris graduated from Mission High School in 1957. She began her career at Commercial Credit Corporation in 1958, where she met her husband, James. They were married on Sept. 4, 1959. During her tenure at CCC, Doris also made many lifelong friendships. Doris will be remembered for being an excellent homemaker, seamstress, and enjoying any type of arts and crafts. She and her husband Jim enjoyed countless hours of refinishing and reupholstering furniture. She enjoyed clipping coupons and challenging anyone to save more than she could. She was also an avid sports fan, especially of the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Mavericks.


DEATH NOTICE-Mercedes Lopez

PENITAS - Funeral service for Mercedes Lopez will be at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 3, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in San Juan. Burial will follow at Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna.

DEATH NOTICE-Herlinda Hernandez

MISSION - Herlinda Hernandez, 82, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at her residence in Mission. Funeral services for Herlinda Hernandez will be held today, Tuesday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Madero. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


MISSION - Graveside service for Javier Diaz were held June 30, 2012 at Valley Memorial Gardens.

DEATH NOTICE-Guadalupe de la Cruz

MISSION - Guadalupe de la Cruz, 92, died June 29, 2012 at LifeCare Hospital in McAllen. Visitation was held July 1 Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. today, July 2, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Garden of Angels Cemetery.

DEATH NOTICE-Gulberto Garcia

MISSION – A chapel service for Gulberto Garcia was held today, July 2, at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Burial followed at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview.

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