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OBIT: Bonnie Ayers

MISSION - Bonnie Ayers, 78, died Saturday, April 16, 2011, in Mission.


OBIT: Manuel Espinoza

MISSION - Manuel Espinoza, 57, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Mission Regional Medical Center.


OBIT: Tereso Cuevas

MISSION - Tereso Cuevas died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Lifecare-South Hospital of South Texas in McAllen.

Funeral service for Tereso Cuevas will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Granjeno Cemetery.


OBIT: Manuel G. Casas

HAVANA - Manuel Casas, 82, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 15, 2011 at Mission Regional Medical Center. Mr. Casas was born April 2, 1929 in Los Ramones, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Domingo and Maria Casas.

Read more: OBIT: Manuel G. Casas


DEATH NOTICE: Juanita Alicia Chapa

ROMA/MISSION - Juanita Alicia Chapa, 54, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in McAllen


OBIT: Robert William Leidner

MISSION—Robert W. Leidner, Jr., was born in Hammond, La., on Sept. 22, 1925. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by praying family members, on April 14, 2011.

Read more: OBIT: Robert William Leidner


DEATH NOTICE: Leora Darlene Riggs

MISSION - Leora Darlene Riggs, 81, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, in Mission.


DEATH NOTICE: Horacio Vela Jr.

MISSION - Horacio Vela Jr., 56, died Friday, April 15, 2011, at Edinburg Regional Medical Center.


OBIT: Norberto Ruiz

MISSION – A funeral mass for Norberto Ruiz was held Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


OBIT: Martha Louise Kendrick

Martha Louise Kendrick, long time resident of the Mission area, died Monday April 11, 2011 at Arbor View Nursing Home in McAllen.

Read more: OBIT: Martha Louise Kendrick


OBIT: Guadalupe Cavazos

MISSION/PHARR – Guadalupe “Javier” Cavazos, 72, passed away April 14, 2011 at Doctor’s Hospital in Edinburg.  Born in Mission, he had lived in Pharr for the past three years.

Read more: OBIT: Guadalupe Cavazos


OBIT: Laurencia Vasquez Farias

MISSION – Laurencia “Larry” Vasquez Farias, 88, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at her residence surrounded by her family.

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OBIT: William Newcomb Alexander

MISSION - William Newcomb Alexander, born Sept. 4, 1908 in Austin, died at the age of 102 in Mission on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

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OBIT: Maria Graciela Covarrubia

MISSION - Maria Graciela Covarrubia, 64, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Doctor's Hospital in Edinburg. She was born to Jose Sanchez and Tomasita Puente on March 30, 1947 in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Read more: OBIT: Maria Graciela Covarrubia


OBIT: Ricardo Primo de Dios

MISSION - Ricardo Primo de Dios, 75, entered eternal rest on Monday, April 11, 2011 at Solara Hospital in McAllen.

Read more: OBIT: Ricardo Primo de Dios


OBIT: Marybelle Longoria

LA JOYA/CORPUS CHRISTI – Marybelle Longoria, 57, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011, at Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi.  She was was born to Eutimio A. Longoria and Edelmira Longoria on October 30, 1953 in San Antonio.

Read more: OBIT: Marybelle Longoria


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