Marshall Arnold “PeeWee” Bowling

Marshall Arnold “PeeWee” Bowling passed away Sunday May 2, 2021 at the age of 93. PeeWee was born Feb 15, 1928 in Ponta, TX  to Colonel Ross and Alma Matteson Bowling.  PeeWee worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 50 years which culminated in him being the President of a nine Rig Drilling Company. After retiring he moved to his ranch in Pawnee Tx and raised Cattle, goats and dogs.  PeeWee was preceded in Death by his parents, his wife Genevieve Watts Bowling who passed away in Sept. 1978 and wife Barbara Moseley who passed away in Sept. 2012. His brothers Haskell Bowling, Oswald Bowling and Clyde Bowling and his sisters Oweta Murphy, Marguerite McLeod and Rossie Tipton.  He is survived by his son Marshall Bowling and wife Gwen of Scroggins Tx, daughter Becky Bluntzer and husband Rick of Spring Branch TX, son Steve Bowling of Breckinridge TX, his best friend and companion Liz Gibbens, Grandchildren Brandi Bullard (Chester), Stephen Bowling (Scarlett), Britni Ryan (Chad), Marshall Bowling, Shay Bluntzer (Megan), and Patrick Bowling. Great-grandchildren Koby Bullard, Kaylee Ryan, Lainey Bullard, Garick Ryan, Carys Bowling, Wyatt Bowling, Owen Bluntzer, Mary Claire Bluntzer and Drake Bowling, sister Maxie Ray Brown, numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at River City Hospice and especially Brandon Cobb, PeeWee’s nurse, for the extraordinary care and kindness they provided PeeWee and the family.
Services will be held at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy, TX on Wednesday May 5th at 11:30 a.m. with graveside services at 2:00 p.m. in Robstown Memorial Park Cemetary . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s research at
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Helen Gutierrez Moreno

Helen Gutierrez Moreno, of Kenedy, Texas born on March 26, 1923 in Hondo, Texas passed away on May 1, 2021 at her residence surrounded by family. Mrs. Moreno was preceded in death by her first husband, Fermin Amador and sons, Armando and Albert Amador. Survivors include her husband: Ignacio J. Moreno; her daughter: Aurora (Kenneth) Gerhardt; sons: Alfred G.(Angelita) Amador, Arthur Amador and Alvin Amador; sister: Olivia Cruz; grandchildren; and other relatives. Private Graveside services will be held.

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Joseph Albert (Joe) Hugenberg, Jr.

Joseph Albert (Joe) Hugenberg, Jr. received his angel wings on April 27th, 2021 at the age of 74.  He was born in Houston, Texas to Dorothea Terry Hugenberg and Joseph Albert Hugenberg, Sr. on May 15th, 1946.  He lived in Houston until he and his mother moved to Rockport, Texas when he was 10.  He loved everything about Rockport.  Upon graduation from Rockport High School, he attended and graduated with a BA degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.  While at St. Mary’s he found the love of his life, Karen Kennedy.  They married on February 1st, 1969. Karen & Joe have counted 52 years together.  Together they lived in Rockport where they were blessed with their first son, Joseph Albert III (Trey) and a beautiful daughter, Hollie.  Joe owned his independent insurance agency, J. Hugenberg Insurance. He was an avid and ranked tennis player, great water skier, youngest President of the Rockport Chamber of Commerce and one of the founders of the Rockport Seafair Festival. He also started the Water Safety Patrol for the ski basin in Rockport.  Joe sold his agency and moved the family to Houston in 1977.  Joe was a part owner of the Houston Shoe Hospital. During those years, they were blessed with a second son, David Bryan (Buddy) in 1978. Years later he worked for Jones & Granger Law firm as a case signer representing the railroad workers. He coached all three of his children’s baseball, and soccer teams. He also taught countless people how to water ski and claimed to have once skied behind a helicopter.  Joe was a loving and devoted Husband, Uncle, Father and Grandfather – G Daddy!!  To all of his friends, he was known as a special guy who had a big smile, having to have never met a stranger and so much love to share.  The life of the party!  Joe and Karen retired to Lake McQueeney which was one of their favorite vacation spots for over 20 years.  They built a home and made new friends. He was always the first on the lake… having his quiet reflective time with his dogs, Sugar and Pearl. He took so many beautiful pictures of the sun rising over Lake McQueeney. They traveled to Europe, Alaska, Mexico, Caymans, Turks & Caicos and many US destinations they had always wanted to visit. Always returning with new friends. His favorite were the family vacations together with his children and grandchildren whether it was in the sand or in the snow. He just loved when his family was together.  He was a true family man.  Joe is survived by his wife of 52 years, Karen.  His daughter Hollie and her husband Luke. His son Buddy and his wife Kristina.  His grandchildren are his treasures: Erin Elizabeth, (18 years), Katherine Kiley (15 years), Sophia Katherine (13 years) and Braden David (11 years).  He is preceded in death by his beloved son, Trey.  Also by his parents, Dorothea & Joe Sr. His mother-in-law Betty Gay Kennedy, and other loved ones who are all now together with our Savior.   As we pay tribute to a life well lived, we will never forget how much he loved family first, all his wonderful friends and the time he shared with each of them. He was loved and will be missed by many.

There will be a Rosary Service held at Eckols Funeral Home Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 11AM, 420 W. Live Oak Street, Kenedy, TX 78119.  His burial will immediately follow the service at The Butler Family Cemetery and lunch will provided afterwards at the family home in Kenedy.

On Joe’s birthday, May 15th, the family will have a “Celebration of Life” gathering at their home in Lake McQueeney.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Friends of Lake McQueeney in honor of Joe Hugenberg.  For information on FOLM, please visit



P.O.Box 781

McQueeney, Texas 78123

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Juanita A. DeLaGarza

Juanita A. DeLaGarza, Age 76 of Kenedy, TX passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 in San Antonio, TX. Juanita was born on January 27, 1945 in Yorktown, TX to the late Porfirio, Sr. and Juanita Banda Arguellez. Juanita married Leoncio H. DeLaGarza on September 14, 1969 in Yorktown, TX, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a Master Seamstress, a devout member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church Guadalupanas.

She is preceded in death by her parents Porfirio, Sr. and Juanita Banda Arguellez, 2 Sisters and 3 Brothers.

She is survived by her loving husband, Leoncio H. DeLaGarza, Sr. of Kenedy; daughter, Almira DeLaGarza Martinez and husband Calistro Ray of Seguin; sons, Juaquin DeLaGarza and wife Trisha of Karnes City, Leoncio H. DeLaGarza, Jr. and wife Esmeralda of Karnes City; sister, Mary Helen Monaghan of Cuero; brothers, Armando Arguellez of McAllen, Gilbert Arguellez of Runge, Richard Arguellez of Saspamco, Porfirio Arguellez of Yorktown, Felix Arguellez of Yorktown, Mario Arguellez of Cuero; 6 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandchild; and a host family and dear friends.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 7P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9A.M. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

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David Allan Bailey

Mr. David Allan Bailey of Pettus, Texas was born on November 7, 1952 to Barbara Lesi Bailey and Harley Bailey  in Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on April 10, 2021 in Corpus Christi, TX at the age of 68. Mr. Bailey is most known for his Master Carpentry Skills and was the owner/proprietor of  Floorcraft by Bailey/Bailey Construction. He graduated Odem High School in 1971; graduated with an Associates in Arts from the Bee County (Coastal Bend) College and also attended Texas A&M; was Board of Directors Bee Co. Coliseum in 1997; Reserve Deputy with Sheriff’s Dept. (11 years); member of the Optimist Club 13 years-all offices; member of the Association of Retarded Citizens- Self Advocacy Advisor for 12 years; Relief House Parent of South Texas Children’s Home for 9 years since 2001; and was hired by Bee County (Coastal Bend) College to teach carpentry skills  to the inmates of Three Rivers, TX. He is survived by his wife of 30 years who he married on July 28, 1990: Ginger Bailey of Pettus. Texas; sister: Diane (Randy) Harris; brother: Daniel (Gaye) Bailey and other relatives. Funeral Services will be held on  Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10:00a.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Larry Perkins of the First Baptist Church of Pettus, Texas officiating. (Services to conclude in Chapel).  Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 2:00p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ozona, TX with Rev. Mark Fricke of the First Baptist Church of Ozona, Texas  officiating. Memorials may be made to the STCH Ministries (Checks payable to South Texas Children’s Home) , P.O. Box 1210, Beeville, TX 78104-1210 or to the Youth Fund@ First Baptist Church of Pettus, TX, 501 Hoadges St. Pettus, TX 78146.

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Arturo G. Olvera

Arturo G. Olvera of Karnes City, Texas, born on October 12, 1951 in Kenedy, Texas to Sara Gamboa Olvera and Silverio Olvera Sr. passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 in Floresville, TX at the age of 69. Mr. Olvera was a U.S. Army veteran (SP4) and is survived by his daughter, Melissa (Nathaniel Ponce) Olvera of Lubbock, TX, son, Oscar (Monica) Morin of Karnes City, TX, daughter, Victoria (James) DeDear of Karnes City, TX, son, Arturo ( Alicia ) Olvera Jr. of Bastrop, TX, 10 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren; sisters: Mary (Sonny) Mendieta, Rosa Rodriguez, Sylvia Barrajas, all of Houston, TX;brother, Joventino Olver of California; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Mr. Olvera’s wishes were to be cremated. Graveside Services with U.S. Army Military Honors to be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1:30p.m. Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Ruben Torres, Sr.

Ruben Torres, Sr., Age 79 of Kenedy, TX passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Beeville, TX.  Ruben was born on April 18, 1941 in Elsa, TX to the late Eusebio and Petra Alvarado Torres.  He was a retired landscaper, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend to many and a Christian.

Ruben is preceded in death by his parents, Eusebio and Petra Alvarado Torres; 2 sisters; and 5 brothers.

Ruben is survived by his loving wife Maria Guadalupe Rodriguez Salais Torres of Kenedy; daughters, Amalia Torres Segura and husband Oscar, Doreen Torres Salinas and husband Aquilino, Elizabeth Ann Torres Lira and husband Leo, Shirley Torres and husband Victor Gonzales; son, Ruben Torres, Jr all of Kenedy, TX; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; and a host of family and friends.

Family Visitation will be Friday, March 26, 2021 from 5PM to 9PM in the Eckols Chapel.  Services will be celebrated Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 10AM in the Eckols Chapel with the Rev. Walter Hill, III officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Ruben Torres, Jr., Noah Torres, Ruben Torres, Angelo Torres,

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Louis C. Gustafson, Jr.

Louis C. Gustafson, Jr., Age 83, of Kenedy, TX, peacefully passed onto his eternal reward March 21, 2021.  He was born May 23, 1937 to Louis Carl Gustafson, Sr. and Linea Nelson in Cadillac, TX.  In March of 1961 Louis married the love of his life, Betty, who preceded him in death 2013.  He retired fromm the United States Postal Service and was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kenedy.  Louis enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and visiting with friends and family. He was much loved and will be keenly missed.

Louis is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Andrews Gustafson; and his parents, Louis Carl, Sr. and Linea Nelson Gustafson.

Louis is survived by his children, Johnny Gustafson of New Braunfels, Tommy Gustafson and wife Georgia Ruth of Louise, Kathy Stewart and husband David of Kenedy; sister, Gloria Gustafson of Karnes City; grandchildren, Jason Ethridge and wife Lori of Choate, Jena Frnka and husband Kyle of Victoria, Valerie Harvey and husband Tom of Andrews, Jeffrey Stewart of Houston, great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Lilly, Adrianna, Ellaina and Mikhail.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 26, 2021 from 9AM to 11AM in the Eckols Chapel with Services beginning at 11AM in the Eckols Chapel with the Rev. Wally Schievelbein officiating.  Interment will follow in the Karnes City Cemetery in Karnes City, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be David Miller, Neal Ethridge, William Chesser, David Andrews, James Wood, and Rodney Chesser.

Honorary Pallbearers: Russell Chesser, Hanly Miller, Robert Andrews, and Jim Miller.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: P.O. Box 32, Kenedy, TX 78119.

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Joyce Faye Sutton

Joyce Faye Sutton of Portland, TX was born on December 21, 1931 in Pct. 4,  Karnes County, Texas to Ruth McMurray Yeater and Tom S. Yeater and passed away on March 22, 2021 at the Bluebonnet Nursing Home at the age of 89. Joyce worked for Southwestern Bell(AT&T) as a Switch Board Operator for over 33 years. She is survived by her son: James C. (Barbara)  Sutton of Kenedy, TX; her daughter: Shirley L. Sutton of San Antonio, TX; three grandchildren: James D. (Melissa) Sutton of Kenedy,TX, Jennifer Sutton of Kenedy,TX Kimberly (Chris) Ellis of TN; six grandchildren: Korie, Sean, Saren, Cass, Kalista, and Claire. She was the last of her siblings and is also survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Mrs. Sutton’s wishes were to be cremated and there will be a Graveside Service will be held  on April 12, 2021 at 11:00.m. at Kenedy Cemetery with Chris Ellis officiating. Inurnment to follow. Reception at the Kenedy City Hall.

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Kathryn Louise McShan

Kathryn Louise McShan, age 76 of Kenedy, TX passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Seguin, TX.  Kathryn was born on April 8, 1944 in Kenedy to the late William Louis and Carrie Butler Brown.  She retired as a Security Guard for Valero Refinery in Three Rivers, TX; was a loving Wife, Mother, Friend to many and of the Lutheran Faith.

Kathryn is preceded in death by her husband, Harold D. “Mac” McShan; parents, William Louis and Carrie Butler Brown; Companion, Alvin A. Tenberg; and a sister, Evelyn La Verne.

Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Bridget McShan Cheatham and husband Justin of Seguin, TX; sister-in-law, Lillie Tenberg of Shiner, TX, Toni Tenberg Andersen and family of Katy, TX and family friends Jeremy and Kathy Bollig of Colorado.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 5PM to 7PM in the Eckols Chapel.  Graveside Services will be celebrated by Rev. Heinold on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10AM in the Shiner City Cemetery in Shiner TX.

The family wishes to thank Irene Cheatham & Louis Lobner for their love and support. They would also like to thank Nesbit LRC and Hope Hospice for the loving care they gave Kathy in her final months.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation 200 SE 1st Street, Ste 800, Miami, FL 33131 or Hope Hospice 611 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130

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