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OBIT: Olivia D. Abbott

MISSION - Olivia D. Abbott, 90, left to be with the Lord on July 8, 2011 at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen. She was born on Dec. 7, 1920 in Mission, to Antonio Diaz and Altagracia Garza.

Read more: OBIT: Olivia D. Abbott


NOTICE: Julia Trejo

MISSION - Julia Trejo, 86, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Edinburg Regional Medical Center of Edinburg.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. July 12, with a 7 p.m. rosary at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Chapel services will be held at 10 a.m. July 13,  at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Burial will be at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview. Virgil Wilson Mortuary of Mission is in charge of arrangements.


NOTICE: Francisco Ramirez

PALMVIEW - Chapel service for Francisco Ramirez will be at 12 p.m. July 11, 2011, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mission. Burial will be at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen. Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission is in charge of arrangements.


OBIT: Raymundo Garza

MISSION - Raymundo Garza, 78, passed away July 9, 2011 at the Comfort House in McAllen.

Read more: OBIT: Raymundo Garza


OBIT: Clara P. Esquivel

PEÑITAS - Clara P. Esquivel, 90, left to be with the Lord on July 9, 2011 at Mission Regional Hospital in Mission. Mrs. Esquivel was born on Aug. 20, 1920 in Peñitas to Avilio and Lina Perez.

Read more: OBIT: Clara P. Esquivel


NOTICE: Jorge Salinas

MISSION - Jorge Salinas, 71, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at his Mission residence.

Read more: NOTICE: Jorge Salinas


NOTICE: Lydia Flores

MISSION - Visitation for Lydia Flores will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2011, at Rivera Funeral Home in Mission. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at Saenz Cemetery in Alto Bonito.


OBIT: Isidor James Kotzur Jr.

McCOOK - Isidor James Kotzur, Jr., age 52, died July 4, 2011. He was born in Edinburg on September 19, 1958 to Isidor and Rosie Kotzur of McCook. After graduating from Edinburg High School he served four years in the Navy.  He married Debra Ann Knight in 1983.

Read more: OBIT: Isidor James Kotzur Jr.


NOTICE: Oscar Chavarria

MISSION - Oscar Chavarria, 37, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, in San Antonio.


NOTICE: Martin J. Bearty

MISSION - Martin J. Bearty, 69, died Saturday, June 2, 2011, in Mission.


OBIT: James Peter Roberts

PALMVIEW - James “Jim/JP/Jimbo/Jimmy” Peter Roberts was born Dec. 9, 1967 in San Fernandino, California to Gregory Paul and Virginia Roberts.

Read more: OBIT: James Peter Roberts


NOTICE: Manuela Solis

LA JOYA – A funeral mass for Manuela Solis will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 5 p.m. at Sagrado Corazon Catholic Church in Valadeces, Mexico. Burial will follow at Cementerio Guadalupano in Congregacion Valadeces, Mexico.


NOTICE: Manuel Saucedo Soria

MISSION – A funeral mass for Manuel Saucedo Soria will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mission. Burial follows at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen. Flores Funeral Home of Mission is in charge of funeral arrangements.


NOTICE: Bertha Emma Martinez

MISSION - Bertha Emma Martinez, 52, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at her residence.


NOTICE: Ann Lewis

MISSION - Ann Lewis, 60, died July 4, 2011 at Briarcliff Nursing Home in McAllen.


OBIT: Arturo M. Gonzalez

MISSION - Arturo M. Gonzalez, Sr., 87, passed away on July 4, 2011, at Mission Nursing Home. He was a lifelong resident of Mission.

Read more: OBIT: Arturo M. Gonzalez


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