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MISSION – A funeral service for Maria Munguia will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.
MISSION — On April 27th, 2014, Fernando “Zapata” Rivera, Jr., devout Roman Catholic, beloved husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, friend, and farmer, answered God’s call. The Lord saw that Fernando was ailing, and cure was not to be. He put His arms around him and whispered, “Come home with me, my son.”
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dolores; sons, Fernando III and Gerardo Antonio Rivera; brothers, Arturo, Jesus M., Jose Omar and Francisco Rivera; sisters, Teresa Recio, Maria Antonia Rivera, EdD., Maria Lourdes Mayer, Amelia Rivera Garza, Maria Elena and Carmen Rivera.
Fernando was preceded in death by his parents, Fernando and Maximina Rivera; baby brother, Cruz; grandmothers, Felipa F. Sanchez and Teresa M. Rivera; his beloved great aunt, Jesusa “Chucha”; great uncle, Juan Sanchez; and aunt, Guadalupe S. Izaguirre.
MISSION – A funeral service for Fernando Rivera Jr. will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 12 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission.
ALTON - Santos De Leon, 74, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
MISSION - Maria Garcia, 52, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at her home in Mission.
MISSION - Mary Zylla, 81, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at her home in Mission.
MISSION – Rev. James Pfeifer, O.M.I., 87, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2014, at his home in Mission. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen. A funeral mass will be held Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will be held on Monday, May 5, at Oblate Cemetery in San Antonio.
MISSION - Alan Winters, 85, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at The Bridges Nursing Home in Mission.
MISSION - Cremation service for Helen Joyce Brackney will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna.
MISSION – A funeral mass for Cruz Gracia will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Catholic Cemetery in Mission.
MISSION – A funeral mass for Blanca Nelly Reyna will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Cremation will follow.
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