Karon E. Bond

Karon Etta Bond, formerly of Kenedy,Texas was born on October 6, 1939 in Shiner, Texas to Elwood Marberger and Bess Zavesky Marberger passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019 at the age of 79 at the Guadalupe Regional Hospital in Seguin, Texas surrounded by her husband and family. Mrs. Bond married Bailey Bond on October 11, 1957 and was operator of the Sears Catalog Store of Kenedy,Texas. She is survived by her husband of 61 years: Bailey Bond of Seguin, TX ; daughters: Joanna Fischer of Schroeder, TX; Sons: Toby (Jennifer) Bond of Helotes, TX, Stacy (Carrie) Bond of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren: Clayton Fischer, Colton Fischer, Christian Wood, Mark Wood, Hanna Bond, Sara Bond; 3 Great Grandchildren: Elijah Wood, Ezra Wood, and Caleb Wood; and  other relatives. Family to receive friends from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Eckols Chapel.

Madelon D. Hysaw

Madelon Dietze Hysaw passed away on August 15, 2019. She was 97 years old and had a long, fabulous life.

She was born February 20, 1922 in Karnes City to H. Leroy and Lora Dietze. In 1942, she met the love of her life, Howard C. Hysaw, and they married on May 26 of that year after a whirlwind 5 week romance. Their marriage and their romance was as lengthy as their courtship was short, lasting until his death in 1990.

After Howard’s service in the Air Force, they settled in Kenedy for 42 years. She was employed at the United Methodist Church as church secretary for 30 years, and was active in the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were blessed with a daughter, Kathy Hysaw Weafer, who survives them.

After the death of her husband, she moved to Hawkns and lived blissfully on Lake Hawkins from 1990-2000. Her next door neighbor was her sister Doris Williams, and they made many memories together with travels, church parties and cocktails on the deck.

From 2000-2010 she lived in Austin, and settled into life as a great-grandmother. She traveled often and welcomed 5 great-grandchildren. Until her death, her joy was participating in every step of their lives, and in the lives of her daughter and grand-daughter, Kathy and Melanie. She adored them and they adored her in turn.

In May 2010, she moved with Melanie and her family to Wenatchee, Washington. There, hr life was one os school plays, gymnastic meets, lacrosse, and football. She was always excited to hear the kids daily stories and attend their events, even in the cold. she and her best friend, Carol Eldred of Wenatchee made the trek to many sporting events with bling, signs and enthusiasm.

Last year, her youngest grand-daughter, Kelly Weafer, became engaged to Grant Heatley. It brought her great happiness to witness their special commitment ceremony in Wenatchee, since she knew she would be unable to travel to their wedding in 2020. By this time, her body’s abilities were no longer keeping up with her spirit and determination.

Medelon was a true lady in every sense. She could enter a room and people were automatically drawn to her. She was regal in appearance and loving in nature. She never met a stranger and her door was always open.She had an infectious laugh and sparkles in her eyes. She loved her evening glass of wine while sitting on the back porch watching the grand kids swim and play.

She made many friends and touched many people along her way, as she loved so effortlessly. God was her foundation. and “family first” was her mantra. Luckily for you, if you knew her, she considered you family.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn Hysaw Weafer of Austin, her sister Doris Williams, niece Linda Crabtree and Lee Williams of Hawkins, and by her granddaughter Melanie Adcock Tucker and Dr. Thomas Tucker of Wenatchee along with their 5 children John(“Jax”), Blaise, Madelon, Elizabeth and Henry and by her granddaughter Kelly Weafer of Austin.

The family would like to thank the staff at Avamere for their excellent care, love and friendship. Madelon’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, August 24th, at 10:30a.m. at Jones and Jones-Betts Memorial Chapel. Another Celebration of Life Service will take place on Thursday, August 29th at 1:00p.m. Eckols Funeral Home, 420 W. Live Oak St. in Kenedy.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local Salvation Army or Humane Society.

SSG Toby Longoria Jr., U.S. Army(Veteran)

SSG Toby Longoria Jr., U.S. Army (Veteran) of Kenedy, TX born on January 3, 1985 to Toby Longoria and Norma Villarreal Longoria passed away on August 15, 2019 at the age of 34. Toby is preceded in death by his father. Toby is survived by: his wife: Rebecca White Longoria, of Kenedy, TX, his infant daughter: Finley Reign Longoria of Kenedy,TX, his mother: Norma Longoria, of Kenedy,TX; paternal grandmother: Frances Longoria of Kenedy,TX; In Laws: Herman and Janet White of Kenedy,TX; sister: Brittany (Seth) Hughes of Wichita Falls,TX; nephew: Everett Hughes; brother: Anthony (Megan) Longoria of Blanco,TX; nephew: Eli Longoria and niece: Haley Longoria; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 9:00a.m. t0 9:00p.m. at Eckols Funeral Home with a Prayer Service at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Graveside services Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 9:45a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with US Army Honors. Pallbearers: Anthony Longoria, Johnny Ramirez, Raymond Fanning, Patrick Salas, Miguel Torres, Martin Gonzales.

*Procession to leave Eckols  Funeral Home at 8:15a.m. Wednesday to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery for 9:45a.m. Graveside.*

Mildred Giese

Mildred Giese, was born on May 15, 1924 to the late Willie Esse Sr. and Mary Retzloff Esse passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the age of 95. Mrs. Giese was preceded in death by her husband Max in 1996. Survivors include her sons: Maurice Giese, of Harwood, TX and Warren(Jackie) Giese, of Cypress,TX; grandchildren: Christina Giese, Tanya(Randy) Bailey, Dawn Giese; 7 Great Grandchildren: Sklar Giese, Max Giese, Jason Perkins, Kelsey Perkins, Jade Perkins, Taylor Bailey, Riley Bailey; sisters: Bernice Schoreoder of Fashing and Janie Froehner of San Antonio, Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Funeral Home.  Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:00a.m. at Fashing Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: The Cal Farley Boys Ranch, 600 SW 11th Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79101-3228 info@calfarley.org.

Odilia (Lily) D. Garibay

Odelia (Lilly) D. Garibay, 81, of Pawnee, died peacefully Saturday, August 3, 2019, surrounded by her family and friends. Lilly was born July 12, 1938, in Peggy, Texas to Soledad C. and Guadalupe Davila.

Lilly graduated from Pawnee High School in 1958 and started her career at Restful Acres Nursing Home, where she worked as a nurses’ aid for many years. She found her way to the school district. She started working at Pawnee I.S.D., as a Principal’s Secretary/Librarian. Within her 28 years of service, she eventually became the secretary for the entire school district. She retired on a Friday as a school secretary, and started on a Monday as a Nurses Aid for Bee Home Health. After 12 years of service, she decided to officially retire due to health reasons.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Soledad C. Davila; father, Guadalupe Davila; sisters: Estela Gutierrez and Delia Martinez; brothers-in-law: Rudy Gutierrez, Lee Martinez; and son-in-law: Juan Salinas.

Survivors include her daughters: Ciccy Gonzales of Pawnee, TX and Terry Salinas of Pawnee, TX; son, Louis (Aimee) Garibay of Beeville,TX; grandchildren: Mary Kay (Richard) Lopez of Kenedy,TX, Victoria (Gabriel) Gutierrez of Pawnee,TX , Andrea (Eric Lara) Salinas of Beeville,TX, John Louis (Katelyn) Salinas of Mineral, TX, Caitlin Garibay of Phoenix, AZ, Mattie (Isaul Ramos) Garibay of Corpus Christi, TX, Lindsay Garibay of Beeville,TX, Cody Garibay of Newport News, VA, Garrett Garibay of Beeville, TX ; 12 great grandchildren; and brother, Everardo Davila of Tomball, TX.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7:00p.m. led by family. Funeral services Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00a.m.at Eckols Chapel with interment to follow in Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Louis Salinas, Cody Garibay, Garrett Garibay, Michael Salinas, Owen Espinoza, and Joseph Salinas.

Reception to follow at the First Baptist Church of  Pawnee.TX.