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OBIT: Loretta Therese Walsh

Loretta Walsh, RN, MSN, M.Ed, who served Mission and McAllen as a nurse for over 54 years, passed away Thursday, October 13 evening at Mission Regional Medical Center.

She worked in Mission Hospital for 35 years as a surgical nurse, and in orthopedics, medical/surgical pediatrics, and emergency care. When the Mission Hospital was built in 1951 she oversaw setting up and equipping the surgical suite. She worked at the McAllen Independent School District as staff nurse for special education students, where she was instrumental in providing a safe, nurturing environment in which students with special medical needs could thrive and remain productively engaged with learning.

Read more: OBIT: Loretta Therese Walsh


OBIT: Carlos Vargas Jr.

ALTON - Carlos Vargas Jr., 52, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen. He was born in Edinburg on September 29, 1959.

Read more: OBIT: Carlos Vargas Jr.


OBIT: Robert Griffith Brown

MISSION - Robert Griffith Brown, 70, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.

Born April 29, 1941, in Binghamton, New York to Raymond and Helen Griffith Brown, he resided in Houston for many years and was employed with Dixie Chemical Co., Inc. He graduated with a doctorate in 1973 from Clarkson University.

Read more: OBIT: Robert Griffith Brown


OBIT: Jesus Garza Jr.

MISSION - Jesus "Chuy" Garza Jr., 91, passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his residence in Mission.

Garza was born and raised in Mission, and following his graduation, he entered the military where he served in Cairo, Egypt during WWII. After his military service, he was employed by Barrera Supply Company in Mission.

Read more: OBIT: Jesus Garza Jr.


OBIT: David Andrew Guajardo

PALMVIEW/MISSION - David Andrew “Andy” Guajardo, 22, lost his battle to leukemia on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. He was born on June 26, 1989, in McAllen, to Pete and Paula Guajardo.

Read more: OBIT: David Andrew Guajardo


OBIT: Richard G. Iruegas

MISSION - Ricardo G. Iruegas, 51, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.

Read more: OBIT: Richard G. Iruegas


OBIT: Antonia Longoria

MISSION - Antonia Longoria, 82, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at Mission Regional Medical Center.

Longoria had been employed with the La Joya ISD for about 20 years.

Read more: OBIT: Antonia Longoria


OBIT: Wade Welch

MISSION - Wade Welch, 53, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.

Mr. Welch Wade was born on July 5, 1958 in McAllen. He graduated from PSJA High School and then graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in business.

Read more: OBIT: Wade Welch


NOTICE: Remigio Escobar

MISSION - Remigio Escobar, 91, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 in Mission. A funeral service was held Oct. 10 at Ceballos Funeral Home in McAllen. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mission.


NOTICE: Jesus Garza Jr.

MISSION - Jesus Garza Jr., 91, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his Mission residence.


NOTICE: David Gonzalez Jr.

McALLEN/MISSION - David Gonzalez Jr., 27, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Mission Regional Medical Center.


NOTICE: Javier C Morando

MISSION - Javier C. Morando, 40, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Mission Regional Medical Center.


NOTICE: Alma Rita Roque

MISSION - Alma Rita Roque, 50, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 in Mission.


NOTICE: Margaret Ruth Shane

MISSION – A memorial service for Margaret Ruth Shane was held Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Enchanted Valley Ranch Rec Hall.


OBIT: Roscoe Watkins

Mission businessman and community leader Roscoe Eugene Watkins died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 in hospice care after a brief stay at Mission Regional Medical Center.

He was an active part of the community since the 1940s and was recognized by the community when they named him Man of the Year in 1975 and Mr. Mission in 1991.

Read more: OBIT: Roscoe Watkins


NOTICE: Bill Risenhoover

MISSION - Bill Risenhoover, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission.


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