MISSION - Alfonso A. Gutierrez, 92, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at Mission Regional Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1920 in Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico to Mariano and Manuela Arredondo Gutierrez.
MISSION - Ponciana L. Villarreal, 84, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen. A funeral mass for Ponciana P. Villarreal will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in McAllen. Interment follows at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.
MISSION - Justo Martinez, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Solara Hospital in McAllen.
The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at St. John the Fields Catholic Church in Mission. Interment will follow at Garden of Angels Cemetery.
MISSION – A funeral service for Carlos Silva will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial follows at Garden of Angels Cemetery.
MISSION - Yolanda Velasco, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at McAllen Medical Center. A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Mission. The furial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
MISSION - Celia Villarreal, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at The Select Specialty Hospital in Houston. Af funeral service was held Sept. 22, at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Burial followed at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview.
MISSION - Alfonso Gutierrez, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
MISSION - Gloria Nunez, 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at McAllen Heart Hospital.
MISSION - David I. Garcia, 86, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at his residence. He was born on March 14, 1926 in Mission
Survivors include his children, Minerva Perez, San Juanita Saenz, Tomas Garcia, Rosie Vela and Betty Gonzalez; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Former Mission Police Chief Robert Javier Garza, 82, passed away early Friday morning, Sept. 7, 2012.
Chief Garza was born Sept. 18, 1929 to Santiago and Olivia Garza in Rio Grande City where he was raised with his seven brothers.
MISSION - Martin Cabrera Rubio, 43, passed away on Monday, Sept. 11, 2012 in Mission.
He is survived by his wife Juliana; children, Nathaniel and Kaitlyn Rubio; and mother, Maria Luisa, all of Mission; and three sisters and one brother in the Philippines.
MISSION - Georgia Strickland, 81, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ernie Strickland; children, Diane Blouin, George Strickland and Patty Strickland; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
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