Juanita DeLaGarza

Juanita DeLaGarza, 80, of Karnes City,TX passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020. Mrs. Delagarza was born on December 27, 1939 in Pettus,TX to Gregorio and Rita Garza. She was united in marriage to Adan DeLaGarza on June 16, 1956. They were married for 54 blissful years. Mrs. DeLaGarza was a loving wife and mother. She was a member of St. Elizabeth and St. Cornelius Catholic Church, as well as member of the Guadalupana’s. She is survived by her daughters: Gracie Stewart of Three Rivers and Nancy Strilka and son-in-law, Alex Strilka of San Antonio, granddaughter: Vanessa Stewart, Kayla Strilka, Larissa Strilka, and Lindsey Strilka, and sisters: Otilia Gonzales of Poth, Senaida Garcia of San Antonio, Grace Molina of Porth, Yolanda Garza of New Braunfels, Liz Saldana of Poth, and Rose Garcia of San Antonio, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adan DeLaGarza and son Adam DeLaGarza. Public Visitation wil be held from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Kenedy,TX with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment to follow in New Bremen Cemetery.

Ulivia “Liv” Lace Salinas

Ulivia “Liv” Lace Salinas, of Floresville, TX born on December 17, 2004 in Beeville, TX to Roberto Salinas IV and Janie Salinas passed away on March 11, 2020 at the age of 15. Liv is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Roberto Salinas II. She is survived by her mother: Janie Rosales of Floresville,TX; father: Roberto Salinas IV of Kenedy, TX, maternal grandparents: David and Ofelia Rodriguez of Kenedy, TX; paternal grandmother: Mary Sue Rose of Floresville,TX; brothers: Roberto Salinas V and Ryder Salinas of Floresville, TX, Jacob (Pat) Garcia of Floresville, TX and Davy Rodriguez of Kenedy, TX ;aunts to include: Veronica (Isaac) Rodriguez, Jessica Salinas, Shaina Barrientez, Courtney Hinojosa, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:00a.m.at Eckols Chapel with Pastor Maria Vela officiating. Interment to follow in Kenedy Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jacob Garcia, Issac Rodriguez, Roberto Salinas IV, Roberto Salinas V, Ryder Salinas and Davy Rodriguez.

Tammy Leah Albright

Tammy Leah Albright, of Kenedy, TX, passed from this earth into the arms of Jesus on February 24, 2020. Born June 25, 1957 in Natchez, MS to Harold and Eloise Short, she leave behind, her husband Anthony of 25 years, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, 9 children, 2 great grandchildren. She was laid to rest next to her parents in Monterey Louisiana until we meet again TTFADATS…

Manda B. Reid

Manda B. Reid, of Kenedy, Texas was born on December 9, 1921 to Alice and Joseph Foster in Pawnee,TX passed away on March 9, 2020 at the age of 98. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry A. Reid Jr., her daughter, Stephanie Luke, sisters: Viola Fugua and Mary Wheeler and brothers, A. T. Foster and  Fritz Foster. She is survived by her sister Arleen Ponton and family, son: Andrew (Bubba) and his wife, Shirley K. Reid; son-in-law Dale and Fay Luke;  of San Antonio; grandchildren: Alexander Reid, Harrison Reid, Amy Moreno, Amanda Luke Bisset and husband, Britton; Dale Luke, Jr. and wife Bree; and great grandchildren: Jackson Moreno, and Aiden, Connor and Ethan Luke. After high school, Manda B became a registered nurse attending what is now known as The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She subsequently joined the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II and was honorably discharged in 1951. After the military, she moved to Kenedy,Texas were she met her future husband Harry, on a blind date. They were happily married for 66 years before his death in 2015. During the latter years of Harry’s life, she faithfully took care of him, caring for him daily. Manda B’s nursing career took her through many avenues, serving the community as a school nurse and surgical nurse, as well as Director of Nursing at Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy, Texas. In addition to nursing, Manda B spent many happy years caring for her family and community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenedy, TX and the Esther Sunday School Class She was a member of the Progressive Study Club and Manda B along with life-long friends served on the Hospitality Committee seeing to the needs of other members of the church. She touched the lives of many people in the community and church.Visitation will be held Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Kenedy,TX with Richard Robinson officiating. Interment in the Kenedy Cemetery. Pallbearers: Britton Bissett, James Foster, Jeff Foster, Joe Foster, Joel Ponton and Scott Ponton.

Armando Padron Trevino, Sr.

Armando Padron Trevino, Sr. of Kenedy died March 6, 2020 in Port Lavaca Tx. He was born September 14, 1948 in Kenedy, to the late Domingo Trevino Sr and Eloisa Padron Trevino. He was a retired Truck Driver and a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.

He married Virginia Trevino on Dec 31, 2011 in Port Lavaca Tx

He survived by his wife Virginia Trevino, daughters Brenda Luna (Ralph), Eloiza Heysquierdo (John), Adriana Soto. Sons Armando Trevino Jr (Katherine), Michael Trevino, Stanley Trevino (LaKeshea). Sisters Clara Soliz and Mary Helen Garcia. Brothers Domingo Trevino Jr, Abel Trevino, Gilbert Trevino, Robert Trevino, and Roy Trevino. Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7pm at Eckols Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Norbert Hermann officiating.

Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Corinne Rosa Choate

Corinne Rosa Choate was born October 2, 1926 to Charley and Emma Falkenberg in Flomont, Texas. She left this earth on March 4, 2020 in Idalou, Texas. She lived in the Posey community, attended the Posey school and later moved to Estacado, Texas. She married John Choate in Seguin, Texas on October 21, 1968. They made their home in Kenedy until his death on November 5, 1994. Corinne found the greatest joy in serving her Lord and Savior through her daily work as a wife and homemaker. In 2009 she moved to Idalou, Texas to be near family. She was preceded in death by her parents Charley and Emma Falkenberg, husband John Choate, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Ida Balzen and Ella Mumme of Hondo, Texas. Ernest Falkenberg of Marble Falls, Texas. August Falkenberg of Idalou, Texas. She is survived by 1 brother Hugo Falkenberg of Bovina, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2P.M. at the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, TX with Rev. Wally Schievelbein officiating.

In Leui of Flowers Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church 12412 County Road 3100, Slaton, TX 79364-7585.

Carmelita Guevara

Carmelita Guevara of Kenedy, TX born on July 11, 1938 in Kenedy,TX passed away on February 25, 2020 at the age of 81. Carmelita was preceded in death by her husband Gregorio Rodriguez. Survivors include her son: Billy Joe (Hope) Guevara of Beeville,TX; stepdaughters: Miranda Rodriguez Solano of Conroe,TX and Maria Rodriguez Burrow of Katy,TX; stepsons: Ezequil Casarez of Three Rivers,TX and Gregory Rodriguez of Junction,TX; 17 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sister: Alicia Munoz of Belton,TX; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 4:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral Services Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at Eckols Chapel with Pastor Joel Velasquez officiating. Interment following in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kenedy, TX. Pallbearers: Billy Joe Guevara, Billy Joe Guevara Jr., Nicolas Jude Gonzales, Nick Casarez, Aaron Lee Casarez, Steven Sullinger.

Larry Duckett

Larry Duckett, of Runge, TX born June 27, 1945 passed away on February 10, 2020 at the age of 74. Mr. Duckett was preceded in death by his wife Nancy in March 2019. He is survived by his daughters: Kristy (Gene) Zaiontz of Falls City, TX and Gwyndolyn Lea Montez of San Antonio,TX; two grandsons: Ryan and Eric Montez of San Antonio,TX; sister-in-law: Betsy (Ken) Allard of San Antonio; nephew, Jeff Christian and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at the Kenedy Cemetery. Graveside services will begin at 11:00a.m. Friday, Feb. 14th at the Kenedy Cemetery with Rev. Larry Elliott officiating.  Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Ryan and Eric Montez, James Heirholzer, Danny Esparza, Robert Ebrom, Curtis Reynolds, Clayton Reynolds and Leon Phillips.

Vicente Arenas, Sr.

Vicente Arenas Sr, age 82 died peacefully in his sleep at 2:00am Friday February 7, 2020. Vicente a devout Catholic, died after a 7 year battle with Parkinson’s. Vicente left high school to join the Marines in Camp Pendleton, California. He received an honorable discharge from the Corps in 1958 with the rank of Lance Corporal. Vicente married Victoria Aguirre of Pettus, Texas in 1956 and had four children. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid baseball player and founded the Kenedy Sportsmen’s Club which raised money to help boys buy baseball gloves and uniforms. He also managed the local baseball team the Kenedy Aces and the Kenedy Royals.   He also loved Lone Star beer and mariachi music and was known to serenade family and friends and even strangers acapella.  Vicente also loved oak trees and became an expert at growing them on his beloved 6 acres in Kenedy. And that is where his story ends. After becoming diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Vicente asked his family to honor his wishes of dying at home. And that is where he lost his courageous battle with the disease with family at his side.  Vicente was married to his wife Victoria Aguirre Arenas for 63 years.   He raised 3 Daughters Debra, Diana, Basilia, one Son, Vicente Jr.  and a Grandson Eduardo Villarreal Jr.  He is survived by his wife, Victoria Aguirre Arenas of Kenedy, one Sister, Aurora Galvan of Port Lavaca, Texas; Daughters, Debra Ann Cantu and spouse Roberto (Kenedy), DiAnna  and Spouse Alfredo Fuentes, Jr.  (San Antonio),  Basilia and Spouse Elmorris Foley, Jr. (Killeen), son, Vicente Arenas Jr, (Denver); Grandson Eduardo Villarreal Jr and Spouse Jessica (Kenedy). Vicente had 7 grand children and 22Great Grand Children and 10 Great Great Grandchildren.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. in the Eckols Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Edward Villarreal, III, Anthony Aguilar, Christopher Palacios, Juan DeLosSantos, IV, Nathan DeLosSantos, Andrew Earlenbaugh, Alexander R. Palacios and Marcus Bryan.

Honorary Pallbearers: Nando Salinas, Stormy Rossett, Daniel Salais, Cecil Radicke, and Raul Garcia, Sr.

Armando Guerrero Aguirre

Armando Guerrero Aguirre, of Kenedy, TX, age 81, passed away on February 5, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. Armando was born in Maxwell, TX October 21, 1938 to Francisco and Carolina Guerrero Aguirre. Armando was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He married Grace Holland on Jan. 20, 1962 in Kenedy, TX and she preceded him in death March 4, 2017. He worked for UPS delivering, and worked in the Petro Chemical Construction. He is survived by his son, Gino (Deborah) Aguirre of San Antonio, TX, Dennis (Laura) Aguirre of Houston, TX and John (Mary Alice) Aguirre of Kendy,TX; sisters: Rebecca Rodriguez and Belia Moran; grandchildren: Allyson Aguirre, Andrew Aguirre, Hank Anderson Aguirre, Hayley Blomquist, and Emily Blomquist; great grandson: Sebastian Aguirre; and siters: Rebecca Rodriguez of San Angelo and Belia Moran of San Antonio an other relatives. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 12:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral Services Monday, February 10, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with interment in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Larry Aguirre, Ronnie Aguirre, Jimmy (Bo) Cantu, Raulito Garcia, Matthew Martinez and Danny Hinojosa.