MISSION - Felix Castañeda, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Mission Regional Medical Center. The burial will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview.
MISSION - Guadalupe Rios died Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at Mission Nursing Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Rivera Funeral Home of Mission.
MISSION – A funeral mass for John Mohring will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2011, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.
ALTON - Virginia Ortiz, 70, died Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at her Alton residence. Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, with a 6 p.m. prayer service at Flores Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Mission.
MISSION - Rafael Ornelas, 95, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
MISSION - Enrique Cantu Rios, 80, died Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
MISSION – Emilio Saenz, 77, passed away on September 5, 2011, at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission.
He was an avid gardener, and enjoyed making plants grow. He was a music lover, and could be found listening to music on the internet. He taught his family the value of hard work and always provided for his family.
MISSION - Visitation for Maria G. Ramirez will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Rivera Funeral Chapel in Mission.
McALLEN – A funeral mass for Irma Lopez Garza will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial follows at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview.
SHARYLAND – Vina Oats, 86, passed away on September 5, 2011, at her residence in Sharyland.
Mrs. Oats is survived by her husband of 64 years, Scott Oats of Sharyland; daughters, Robbie Ault of Sharyland and Peggy Tomlinson of Sharyland; grandchildren, Alexis Ault of Austin, Tommy (Natalie) Tomlinson of Victoria, and Brad (Heather) Tomlinson of Sharyland; and great-grandchildren Brooke, Ashley, Hailey, Lilly, and Reagan.
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