Estella D. Gutierrez

Estella D. Gutierrez, Age 81 of Kenedy, TX passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Karnes City, TX. She was born June 18, 1935 in Peggy, TX to the late Guadalupe and Soledad Cantu Davila. Estella was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She retired as a Teacher’s Aide from K.I.S.D.; was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Guadalupana’s.  She is preceded in death by her husband Rudy M. Gutierrez; and parents, Guadalupe and Soledad Davila.  She is survived by her daughter, Leticia Riojas and husband Edward of Karnes City; son, Roy Gutierrez and wife JoAnn of Karnes City; sisters, Delia Martinez of Floresville, Lilly Garibay of Pawnee; brother, Everardo Davila of Houston, 10 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the De Ntra Sra De Guadalupe Cemetery in Pawnee, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Robby Gutierrez, Zach Riojas, Travis Garza, Chris Garza, Michael Vega, and Roman Villareal.

Jose A. Arenal

Jose A ArenalJose A. Arenal went to be with our Lord on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the age of 98 years, one month and five days. He was born to Concepcion Arenal and Honorato Aguilar on March 5, 1919 in Laredo, Texas.  Mr. Arenal proudly served his country in WWII as Pfc Battery “C” 199th (AA) Coast Battalion in the U.S. Army, serving in the Northern Solomons, Southern Philippines from 1943 to 1946.  Mr. Arenal married Miss Olivia Guerra on August 5, 1946.  Five Children were born to this union.  He was a retired Mill Worker for General Mills/Henkel having worked there for many years.  Dad was a hardworking man who loved his family with all his heart.  As a Carpenter; he built his Home, working on many projects around the house.  As a gardener, he enjoyed making things grow.  Grandpa could be heard whistling or singing as he prepared meals, made bird houses, tended his garden or planted trees.  Mr. Arenal is preceded in death by: his parents, his wife Mrs. Olivia Arenal, his eldest son Armando Arenal, sister: Ester Rodriguez and Olga Cantu, a brother Roberto Aguilar, a granddaughter Skylee Bustemante, a grandson Robert Arenal, and three great-grandsons.  Mr. Arenal is survived by his daughter: Irma (Ismael) Rodriguez and Janie (Monnaiah) Kallumadanda, his sons: Ron Arenal and Richard (Valerie) Arenal, 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral procession leaves Eckols Funeral Home on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 9:30AM for the Funeral Mass at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Michael Garza, Arnulfo Garza, Omar Rodriguez, Israel Rodriguez, Joe Arenal, and Aaron Martinez.

Honorary Pallbearers are all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.