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MISSION - Lonnie B. Dillard, 43, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. A funeral mass was held on Aug. 9 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abram. Burial followed at San Jose Cemetery in Abram.
LOS EBANOS - Gumercinda Flores, 83, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at her home in Los Ebanos. A funeral service was held on Aug. 9 at Lord and I Funeral Home in Sullivan City. Burial followed at Los Ebanos Cemetery.
MISSION/SAN ANTONIO – A funeral mass for Joaquin "Jake" Martinez will be held on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission.
MISSION – A funeral service for Mariano Benavidez Jr. will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Flores Funeral Funeral Home in Mission. Burial will follow at R.G.V. State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.
MISSION - Raymond Paul Kleemeyer, 94, passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
ALTON - Maria Alicia Garza, 82, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Edinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Havana Cemetery.
MISSION - Arturo Garcia, 83, passed away on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at his home in Mission. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in McAllen. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in McAllen.
PENITAS - Yazmin Martinez, 23, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
PENITAS - Martimiano Salinas, 66, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
MISSION – Maria Guadalupe Ramirez, 61, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at her home in Mission after battling cancer.
She was born Nov. 27, 1952, in Roma, to Francisco and Margarita Treviño. After graduating from Incarnate Word University with degrees in Spanish and biology, she taught at Roma High School, McAllen High School and then went on to the Sharyland school district. After earning her master’s degrees in Spanish and counseling, she became the head counselor at Sharyland High School until her retirement..
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Andrew Ramirez Jr.; children, Andrew Ramirez III of Houston and Christina Ramirez of Los Angeles, Calif.; siblings, Francisco Treviño, Cayetano Treviño, Elva Hinojosa, Alicia Morton, Maggie La Grande and Gloria Cantu; and a granddaughter.
MISSION - James L. Nygren, 70, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
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