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OBIT: Eliseo Pompa Sr.

MISSION - Eliseo “Papo” Pompa Sr., 86, passed away Thursday May 31, 2012.

Mr. Pompa was born September 1, 1925 to Santiago and Antonia Pompa. He graduated from Mission High School and served his country in the US Navy and was a WW II veteran.


OBIT: Julia Salinas Trevino

MISSION - Julia Salinas Trevino, 92, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg. She was born on December 5, 1919, in Dr. Coss, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.


OBIT: Christine Louise Howells Reynolds

MISSION – Christine Louise Howells Reynolds, 63, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012.

Mrs. Reynolds was born on February 13, 1949 to Richard Kenneth Howells and Thais Louise Hardwick Howells in Pocatello, Idaho.

Mrs. Reynolds grew up in Boise, Idaho where she graduated from Borah High School in 1967. She continued her education at Idaho State University in Pocatello, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in 1971. She earned her master’s from the University of Arizona in 1995.

After graduating from Idaho State University she started her library career at the Pocatello Public Library. Then, she became the library director of the American Falls (Idaho) Public Library. Later, she became the head reference librarian for Marshall Public Library in Pocatello.

She married Sydney Ellis in 1970 and had two daughters. They later divorced. She met and married Darrial Reynolds in 1991.

In 2000, Christine and Darrial became Texans when he accepted a professor position at South Texas College. She became the head reference librarian for the McAllen Public Library and retired as the assistant director in 2011.

She is survived by her husband, Darrial Reynolds; children, Michelle Hyldahl of Gig Harbor, Wash. and Dawn Schiers of Eppstien, Germany; siblings, Marci Howells of Tacoma, Wash., Naida Webb of Dover, Del. and David Howells of Caldwell, Idaho; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren;.

She was predeceased by her mother, father and grandparents.

Her immediate family held a private wake in her memory. Her daughters are putting together a memory book. Any family or friends who would like to contribute a special memory is asked to email them to

In lieu of flowers, she requested that memorials be donated to the McAllen Public Library or library or a charity of one’s choosing.

DEATH NOTICE: Elva Herrera

ALTON – A funeral service for Elva Herrera was held Monday, June 4, 2012, at Iglesia Nueva Vida in Alton. Burial followed at Garden of Angels Cemetery in Abram.

OBIT:Lloyd Guess

MISSION - Lloyd Guess, 78, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He is survived by his wife Pauline Brinker of Mission; stepson, Steve Peters of Illinois; and a brother, Lyndon Guess of California.
Services will be held at a later date in Mount Ayr, Iowa.

DEATH NOTICE: Florencia Guzman

MISSION - Florencia Guzman, 92, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Mission Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June, 1, at Lord and I Cemetery in Palmview.


MISSION - Glen "Foot" Hankins, 60, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.

DEATH NOTICE: Crisanto Ramirez

MISSION - Crisanto Ramirez, 51, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio.

DEATH NOTICE: Enrique Sifuentes Sr. and Victor A Sifuentes

SULLIVAN CITY – A funeral mass for Enrique Sifuentes Sr. and Victor A. Sifuentes will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church of Sullivan City. Burial will follow at Sullivan City Cemetery.

DEATH NOTICE: Guadalupe Villarreal

MISSION – A funeral mass for Guadalupe Villarreal will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission.

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