Ruby Kirk Dybowski


Ruby Kirk Dybowski beloved Mother and Nana , age 85, formerly of Kenedy, Texas, passed into the loving arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on July 2, 2011.  She was married to the late Frank O. Dybowski and is survived by her adult children of San Antonio;  daughters  Dee Ann Dybowski and Debra Dybowski Todd; son Thomas E. Dybowski.  Three granddaughters and two great grandchildren, Tiffany and husband Ken Roberts , grandson Dylan of San Antonio, Katy Risinger of Panama City, FL, and Brittany and husband Mordechai Helbon, grandson Zacharia.  She is also survived by her former son-in-law, Mike Risinger, longtime sister-in-law, Erlene Schwab, and many nieces and nephews in Florida as well as Texas.   Funeral Services   will be held Wednesday, July 6,  2011 at  1:00 p.m. with an earlier viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Eckols  Funeral Home Chapel  in Kenedy, TX, with Rev. John  Wheat officiating.  Internment will follow at  the   Kenedy Cemetery.   Donations may be made to the South Texas Children’s Home in her name.

Dr. Michael Paul Huckman


Michael Paul Huckman, D.D.S.

Beeville, TX    

 Dr. Michael Paul Huckman was born on July 15, 1941, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He died July 2, 2011 at his home in Beeville. Dr. Huckman married Geraldine Reeve Huckman on his birthday in 1961.  He graduated from W. B. Ray High School in 1959, Texas Christian University in 1963 and the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1968.  He practiced Dentistry in Beeville from August of 1968 until the day before he died.  For more than 20 years he was Supervising Dentist in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Coastal Bend College.

            Dr. Huckman served Beeville through the years in the Kiwanis Club, Navy League, Chamber of Commerce, Western Week, Little League Coach, League President and in his favorite role as visiting Dentist to the public schools for many years. He was also an active leader in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) serving the Southwest Region in the 1970’s in  Outdoor Ministry and Youth Programs.  During the 1980’s he served on the Regional Committee on Ministry in the preparation of candidates for ordination.  He was President of the Disciples Conference Center in Gonzales during a decade of development and construction.   In the congregation of First Christian Church, Beeville, he served in many positions of leadership and was named Elder of the church in 1978.  He is remembered for his amazing gift of prayer at the Lord’s Table.

            Dr. Huckman is survived by his wife, Jerry, and their children: Dr. Michael E. Huckman and wife, Vickie, their children Mia Elizabeth and Michael Paul Huckman; Mark S. Huckman and wife, Julie and their son, Jake McChristian; M. Hill Huckman and wife, Vannessa and their children Matthew H., Jr., Olivia Grace and Madison Paige.  He is survived by a large extended family including his sister Rene Hauseman.

            The family was gathered at the Huckman home for an early 70th birthday and 50th anniversary back yard party and have decided to honor the Patriarch of the family with a casual dress code funeral.  The family will receive visitors Monday, July 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First Christian Church in Beeville, TX.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, July 5, at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church in Beeville, TX with the Rev. Peggy Edge officiating  accompanied by musicians Dr. Jim Lee and Linda Ray and vocalist Sally Friedlander .  Burial will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, TX surrounded by generations of his family.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Michael P. Huckman, Mark Huckman, Hill Huckman, Matthew Huckman, Chris Arvantinos, and Wayne Evans.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Permanent Fund, Beeville, TX

Eckols Funeral Home, Inc.