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    Ehron Beckner

    Ehron Beckner Portland It is with great sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son, Ehron Rue Reyes Beckner. He was only 16 years old and a junior in high school. Ehron added so much love and joy to our family and all those who were around him.  He had a strong personality yet was kind, thoughtful and respectful. He was a beautiful son! As a young boy, Ehron enjoyed hiking, fishing and camping. He liked puzzles, playing chess and he was so good at putting things to…

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    Patricia Stanley

    Patricia Stanley Portland         Mary Patricia O’Dowd Stanley (Patricia) passed from this life on November 30, 2019, at her home in Portland, Texas, after a hard-fought battle with ALS.  Patricia was born on May 12, 1951, to Mary and Thomas O’Dowd in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Along with her family, Patricia relocated to Houston, Texas, in 1963.  She graduated with a BA in Geography from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. …

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    Juanita Spencer

    Juanita Spencer Portland Juanita Neely Spencer, resident of Corpus Christi and a former resident of Portland and Taft, TX passed away November 19, 2019, at the age of 79. Juanita is survived by her children Dana Caldwell, Angela (Johnny) Whitehurst, Shannon (Dan) Schumann, Shawn Caldwell and four grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Wayne and her parents Hassie and Paris Neely. Juanita lived her life on her own terms. She loved to dance with her husband and great friends eve…

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    Betty Haston

    Betty Haston Portland          Betty Jo Haston passed away on November 17, 2019. Betty was born in Paducah, Texas on February 2, 1930 to Dewey and Lula Moss.  They lived in the farm community of Hackberry in Cottle County Texas.  Her parents and brother Clineth preceded her in death.         Her husband, C.W. was the love of her life for 69 years.  He passed from heart failure January 12, 2014.   Betty and C….

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    Cheryl Corum

    Cheryl Corum Portland Cheryl was born in San Jose, California, in 1963. She pursued an art degree in her early years, attending the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she met Bryan Corum, with whom she fell in love. They were married in the Los Angeles Temple, and she forsook her art degree to become a Home Maker. She utilized her talents for art by making crafts for any and all she could uplift and painting statues for an artist for many years. She, her husband, and her …

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    Benito Lopez

    Benito Lopez Gregory Benito S. Lopez passed away October 29, 2019 at the age of 79. He was born October 21, 1940 in Gregory, Texas. He was preceded in death by his sister Adelaida L. Perez. He is survived by his son Benito M. Lopez Jr. (Sara) of Gregory, TX; daughter Melissa (Darrell) Salinas of Portland, TX; grandchildren Selina (Alex) Balderia and Isaiah Salinas; and a brother Valentine (Delia) Lopez of Plainview. Visitation will be held Friday, November 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM at t…

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    Sandra Casey

    Sandra Casey Portland Sandra Kathleen Casey went to be with our Lord on October 18, 2019. She was born on August 28, 1949 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Sandra retired from the Corpus Christi Police Department in 2004 where she served in a clerical position.  She is preceded in death by her mother Mary Helen Sanders and father Edward Donald Sanders.  She is survived by her son Eric Pannell (spouse Althea Pannell) of Harlingen, Texas and granddaughter Ashley Pannell of Kingsville,……

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    Reynaldo Rojas

    Reynaldo Rojas Corpus Christi Reynaldo Witt Rojas, age 76, passed away unexpectedly on October 8, 2019 at his home in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born in Corpus Christi on September 12, 1943 to Adan M and Julia W Rojas. Reynaldo spent his life working as a rig welder for over 40 years. Highly regarded in his field for his expertise, he was in high demand and his work took him around the country. As a mentor, he was known for teaching and sharing his passion with others. Highly respected as …

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    Dorothy Pierce

    Dorothy Pierce Portland Dorothy Lorraine (Greer) Pierce passed away on October 3, 2019 in Portland, TX, where she had resided since 2017.   Dorothy Pierce was born in Pattison, Texas on August 2, 1931 to Austin Clemons Greer, Sr. and Hilda Lydia Regina (Schroeder) Greer.  She grew up with her beloved paternal grandparents, “Papa and Grandma Greer” out in the country near Pattison, TX.   She graduated salutatorian of her high school class at Royal High School in Pattison, T…

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    Margaret Poling

    Margaret Poling Taft Our mom, Margaret K. Masterson Poling, affectionately known as ‘Muggs,’ passed away on  September 22, 2019 after a sudden decline in health.    Margaret Poling was born in Laredo, TX on August 4, 1925. She spent her youth in Laredo. During WWII she worked at the military base and was known as ‘Muggsy the Riveter’ (she said it was a good way to meet the guys in the Air Force). It was in Laredo that she met the love of her life – her Ed – they… Our mom…

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    Mararet Poling

    Mararet Poling Taft Our mom, Margaret K. Masterson Poling, affectionately known as ‘Muggs,’ passed away on  September 22, 2019 after a sudden decline in health.    Margaret Poling was born in Laredo, TX on August 4, 1925. She spent her youth in Laredo. During WWII she worked at the military base and was known as ‘Muggsy the Riveter’ (she said it was a good way to meet the guys in the Air Force). It was in Laredo that she met the love of her life – her Ed – they… Our mom,…

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    Carlos Ortiz

    Carlos Ortiz Portland Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Carlos Morales Ortiz, 72, passed away on September 18, 2019.  He was born on August 30, 1947 to Gerado and Luisa Ortiz in Corpus Christi.   He attended Miller High School and participated in the marching band.  When he graduated in 1966, he attended Corpus Christi State University which is now TAMU-CC, where he graduated with a B.A. in Social Work.  He worked for 36 years in the Texas Department of Hu…

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    Daniel Guajardo

    Daniel Guajardo Taft Daniel Bernal Guajardo was born on February 24, 1946 in Taft, Texas. He passed away on September 17, 2019 in Portland, Texas. Daniel is survived by his wife Mary Lucille Guajardo; mother Luz Guajardo; three sons Gerald Guajardo of Taft Texas, Lawrence Guajardo of Cibolo,Texas Robert Guajardo of Hondo, Texas; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Sunday September 22, 2019 at Limbaugh Funeral…

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    Mary Floerke

    Mary Floerke Taft Evelyn Floerke was born on September 27, 1925 to Jim and Emmittle Segura Fitch in Port Arthur, Texas. Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, four sisters Mary Ella (Dutch) Mosely, Ruby (Forest) Sebastian, Hazel (Jack) Richard, Jeanette (Billy) Turnham, and three half-sisters Georgia Gaspard, Agnes Moore, and Anna Fitch. She is survived by her beloved husband William A. Floerke of 71 years, brother Alton (Jim) Fitch, son William (Billy) Floerke Jr., two grandchildre…

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    Kenneth Turner

    Kenneth Turner Portland Kenneth Grady Turner, Sr. Kenneth Grady Turner, 91, was born on August 21, 1928, in Corpus Christi, Texas to C.G. and Clementine “Clemie” Cole Turner. He attended school in Corpus Christi at Incarnate Word Elementary, Wynne Seale Junior High, and Corpus Christi High School. After graduating from high school in 1947, Ken attended Delmar College; North Texas State Teachers College; and Texas A&I in Kingsville where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration …

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    Gladys Baker

    Gladys Baker Portland Gladys “Pam” Baker, 93, passed away Sept. 2, 2019 at Willacy Assisted Living in Portland.  From the time of her birth on July 31, 1926 until her death, she touched many lives with her gentle, loving presence as well as through the sharing of her faith and Christian principles. Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, she met A.G. “Tex” Baker when, during World War II, he was stationed in England with the U.S. Army.  The two were married on June 4, 1945 when… G…

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    Ruth Olson

    Ruth Olson Corpus Christi Ruth Ellen (Wheeler) Olson, 74, passed away August 18, 2019. She was born May 9, 1945 in Corpus Christi, Texas to James and Ethel (Estes) Wheeler. She is survived by 2 sons; Robert Olson of Lakeside, Texas, Glen Olson of Corpus Christi, Texas; 2 daughters: Shanda Adams of Alexandria, Virginia, Sheri Laird of Anchorage, Alaska; sister Joyce Evans of Corpus Christi, Texas; brother Merle Estes of San Antonio; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. A grave…

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    Beverly Bonner

    Beverly Bonner Beverly Livingstone Bonner passed away on August 17, 2019 in Portland, Texas. She was born to Norwood Field and Gladys Livingstone on September 19, 1942 in Detroit Michigan.   Beverly is survived by her husband Dr. Frank E. Bonner III of 54 years, her sons Dr. Frank E. Bonner IV, Darren Scott Bonner; granddaughter Ashley Nicole Bonner and grandson Christopher Samuel Bonner. Services are private and at a later date. Beverly Livingstone Bonner passed away on August 17, 2019 …

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    Alex Gutierrez

    Alex Gutierrez Portland Alex Gutierrez, age 41, passed away on August 13, 2019. Alex was a loving husband to Sherica Gutierrez and father to Damian, Anthony and Reuben Gutierrez.  In high school, Alex was a fiercely competitive defensive tackle for the Roma High School Gladiators.  He attended Blinn College in College Station, TX where he became a lifelong Texas Aggie fan.  Alex rarely left the house without wearing or carrying something donning the Aggie logo.  After coll…

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    Juan Avila

    Juan Avila Ingleside It is with great sadness to announce that Juan Gilberto (Gilbert) Avila passed away on August 7, 2019, at the age of 73, following a short illness.  He was known as (Gator) to his friends and family. He was born in Gregory TX then moved to Houston TX in his adult life for a number of years before settling in Ingleside Texas.  Gilbert worked as an Inspector for a Fabrication Company in Houston and retired as an Inspector.  He was creative and made peach pit …

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    Felicitas Solis

    Felicitas Solis Portland Felicitas S. Solis, 84, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 surrounded by family.   Mrs. Solis was born on November 20,1934 in Bishop, Texas and had been a resident of Gregory, Texas for many years. She was a home-maker, a volunteer and a member of the Alter Society, Sacred Heart, and the Divine Mercy at Immaculate Conception Church of Gregory, TX.   Felicitas was preceded in death by her husband, Esequiel M. Solis Jr. and her son, Ernesto Solis.   Her…

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    Betty Garza

    Betty Garza Gregory Betty S. Garza 65, died on Monday, August 5, 2019 suddenly. Betty was born November 15, 1953, in Sinton, Texas. She worked as an Insurance Billing Clerk at the Taft Hospital until its closure and then went on to work for Christus Spohn Shoreline continuing under the same position. She is survived by her husband, Leo Garza Jr; Gregory, her mother, Elida C. Sauceda; Taft, two sons Leo (Kim) Garza III and Michael (Michelle) Garza both of Gregory. She also leaves behind seven …

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    Berta Garza

    Berta Garza Gregory Betty S. Garza 65, died on Monday, August 5, 2019 suddenly. Betty was born November 15, 1953, in Sinton, Texas. She worked as an Insurance Billing Clerk at the Taft Hospital until its closure and then went on to work for Christus Spohn Shoreline continuing under the same position. She is survived by her husband, Leo Garza Jr; Gregory, her mother, Elida C. Sauceda; Taft, two sons Leo (Kim) Garza III and Michael (Michelle) Garza both of Gregory. She also leaves behind seven …

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    Minerva Lucey

    Minerva Lucey Portland Minerva K. Lucey, age 86, went home to Jesus on July 30, 2019. She was born on June 5, 1933 to Dr. Armando and Emma Duran. She was one of 8 children and grew up in Victoria and Corpus Christi, TX. Minerva was a member of Our Lady Star by The Sea Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Incarnate Word Academy and married the love of her life John Lucey in 1952. She was involved in many clubs and activities in Corpus Christi. The Art Museum, the Town Club, Study Clubs, Cath…

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    Stephen Clancy

    Stephen Clancy Portland It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of Stephen Clancy, age 22, on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his home in Portland, Texas. He was born June 3, 1997 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a 2016 graduate of Gregory-Portland High School and GPHS cheerleader who took his stunting skills all the way to the Varsity Spirit Parade in London.   Stephen was a chef, a comedian, a protector and a loyal friend. He loved cooking, fast cars, Whataburger, Georg…

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    D’Ana Kiser

    D’Ana Kiser Corpus Christi D’ana Renee Kiser was born on April 8, 1980 to Phil and Anita Kiser in Galveston, Texas. She passed away on July 20, 2019 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was 39 years old. D’ana is survived by her Father and Mother, Phil and Anita Kiser of Portland, TX, Grandmother, Thelma Bradford of Sealy, TX; Brother Bryan Kiser of Houston, TX; Sister Crystal Tucker of San Antonio, TX and Brother Erik Kiser of Houston, TX and six nieces and nephews, two step nephews and t…

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    Billie Grierson

    Billie Grierson Portland Billie Jean Williams Grierson, age 90, passed away on Sunday July 14, 2019. Born November 24, 1928 to Allie and Edna Williams. She was one of 10 children and grew up in the Kirby Lumber town of Bessie May in East Texas. She worked retail for a number of years, 12 years at the Portland Beall’s Department Store in Portland. She was a very hard worker and took great pride in her department. Achieving top salesagent a number of times. She always had a smile for everyone s…

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    Jeanne Reagan

    Jeanne Reagan Portland Jeanne Lynette Kiliz Reagan passed away peacefully on July 9, 2019, at the age of 85.  She was the cornerstone of our family.  She was a strong loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother (Mawmaw), great grandmother, sister, sister in-law and friend.    She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Reagan, Jr. and son David.  Also, her parents, Louis and Rose Kiliz of Montesano, Washington; brothers Bobbie, Richie and Kenny Kiliz; In-laws …

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    Kandyce Patton

    Kandyce Patton Portland Kandyce Ann Patton, age 36, passed away on July 6, 2019, in Portland Texas. She graduated from Gregory Portland High School in 2001. Kandyce loved attending Texas Country music concerts, Chicken Express Sweet Tea, warm Hoodies, a good pair of broken in cowboy boots, homemade pumpkin roll, ice cold Dr. Peppers, her favorite recliner and a cozy blanket, but most of all her children, friends and family.  Kandyce was born in Taft, TX on December 20, 1982, to David and…

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    Martha Owen

    Martha Owen Portland Martha Ann Wendland Owen, age 85, passed away on June 29, 2019, in McKinney Texas, following a long illness.  Martha was a lifelong Catholic and had been a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for many years. Martha is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ronnie Clay Owen, Sr. in 2015, as well as parents William “Bill” and Elsie Wendland, in-laws, Prentice and Helen Owen, brother, Charles “David” Wendland and brother-in-law, Jerry Roy. Martha was born… Martha …

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    Betty Dietz

    Betty Dietz Portland Betty Ann Simon Dietz was born on December 26, 1926 in Randall County, Texas, to Anton Henry and Anna Eva Simon. She graduated from Canyon High School in 1944. Betty married John Henry Dietz on August 8, 1944 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Umbarger, TX. Betty was a photography specialist for several years at Palo Duro Studios in Amarillo, TX. She was also a retail salesperson for Thompson’s Gifts of Canyon, TX. Betty was a longtime parishioner of St. Ann’s Catholic Chur…

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    John Syma

    John Syma Portland John (Bubba) Wayne Syma passed away June 10, 2019 at the age of 55. John was a Tankerman for Kirby Corporation for 21 years. John is survived by his wife of 30 years Danna Syma, sons Tyler (Morgan) Syma and Bryce Syma; sisters Patricia “Sissy” (Jimmy) Lewallen, Linda (Bo) Valentine, Kathy (Keith) Simons, Donna Syma, and Judy (Tod) Syma; brothers Clyde (Sherri) Syma, Kevin Syma; two grandchildren Jaxon and Maddux; Mother in law Charlene Lain; sister in law Tammy Lain and man…

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    Guadalupe Ortiz

    Guadalupe Ortiz Portland Guadalupe Huerta Ortiz passed away Peacefully on June 11, 2019 at the age of 84 in Portland, TX. He was born on Oct 30TH 1934 in Gregory, TX and married Eluteria Solis Acosta on April 14th 1953. He is survived by his wife, Eluteria Portland, Children Abel (Yolanda) of Portland, Sally Aguilar Corpus Christi, Patricio Ortiz of Portland, Mary Jane (Crocket) Moreno of Gregory, Betty Lopez Rockport, Guadalupe Jr of Portland, Joe of Portland, Jerry of Portland Cynthia River…

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    Max Oliver

    Max Oliver Portland Max Oliver, 83, of Portland, Texas passed away June 12, 2019. Max was born August 10, 1935 in Vernon, Texas to A.B. and Florence Oliver. He met Nancy Barber in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma where they married on August 27, 1954. Max is preceded in death by his parents, sister Martha Fleming, daughter-in-law Susan Oliver, and grandson Matthew Roberts. He is survived by sons Mark and wife Denise, David and wife Carol, Darin and wife Patricia, and daughter Susan Urban and husband St…

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    Lorraine Bodin

    Lorraine Bodin Portland Lorraine Yvonne Dutcher Bodin, 83 of Portland, Tx Went home to be with the Lord Saturday May 18th, with family by her side. Born Lorraine Yvonne Solem, July 14 1935, in Wolf Point Montana. Lorraine was raised in Michigan, and lived in California and Washington state before retiring to Texas. As a young woman she worked with children, founding a preschool and then having an in-home day care later on.  She went on to have a successful Real Estate career in Oak Harbo…

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    Pedro Lopez

    Pedro Lopez Portland Pedro Lopez passed on May 18, 2019. He was 92. Pedro was born on November 1926,  in Taft, Texas. Pedro is preceded in death by his wife Lydia O. Lopez; daughter Gloria Lopez Tagle; parents Ramon Lopez and Natividad Camargo; brothers Angel Lopez, Ausencio Lopez, Rudy Lopez, and one sister Susana Hernandez. Pedro is survived by six sons, Manuel Lopez, Felipe (Janie) Lopez, Albert (Valerie) Lopez, Ruben (Carmen) Lopez, Vicente (Blanca) Lopez, Julian (Gracie) Lopez; six …

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    Jo Ann Pavelka

    Jo Ann Pavelka Portland Jo Ann Pavelka, 79, passed away on April 15, 2019. She was born on December 28, 1939. Jo Ann enjoyed family, traveling, her ceramic shop, and her dog Duke.  She was preceded in death by her parents Joe G. and Evelyn Baker, and twin sister Jane E. Taylor.  Jo Ann is survived by her husband of 44 years, Albin C. Pavelka; brother Robert E. Baker; children Jane Ann Howard, Robert (Sandra) Howard, Vanessa (Dean) Mueller; grandsons Robert M. (Krista) Howard, Mark P…

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    Joann Pavelka

    Joann Pavelka Portland Jo Ann Pavelka, 79, passed away on April 15, 2019. She was born on December 28, 1939. Jo Ann enjoyed family, traveling, her ceramic shop, and her dog Duke.  She was preceded in death by her parents Joe G. and Evelyn Baker, and twin sister Jane E. Taylor.  Jo Ann is survived by her husband of 44 years, Albin C. Pavelka; brother Robert E. Baker; children Jane Ann Howard, Robert (Sandra) Howard, Vanessa (Dean) Mueller; grandsons Robert M. (Krista) Howard, Mark P….

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    Nicolas Obregon

    Nicolas Obregon Gregory Nicolas Alexander Obregon, 3 months old. Born December 31, 2018. Claimed his wings April 5, 2019. Nicolas was born in Corpus Christi, son of Adam and Sandra. Nicolas brought joy and love to their lives and will be remembered as a true fighter since birth. He was a blessing that was sent from heaven.   He will be remembered by his grandparents Jorge and Lupita, John and Noemi; Uncle Jehu, Aunt Cinthia, Aunt Monica, Uncle Mark and Aunt Christina along with cousin Ma…