New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Jesus Gonzales, 93, of New Braunfels passed away Oct. 15, 1997 at Baylor Medical Center.
Mr. Gonzales was born April 22, 1904, in San I*! Miguel Allende, G T., Mexico, to Silverio Gonzales and Marina V a s q u e z Gonzales. A lifetime resident of New
Braunfels, he was retired and a former electrician with Servtex Materials Co. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Florentina Amaro and brothers, Benito and Abundio Gonzales.
Survivors include a niece, Carlota Garza of New Braunfels; great nieces and great nephews, Diana and David Estrada of New Braunfels; Marceline Garza Jr. and Ruth Garza of San Antonio; Susan and Joe Sanchez of Irving; Nanci and Eddie Longoria of New Braunfels; Manna and Orlando Villarreal of Garland; Esther and Mike Mendoza of New Braunfels and Roger and Inez Estrada of Round Rock; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Services will be at IO a m. Saturday Oct. 18, 1997 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with Father Richard Oberstar officiating.
Pallbearers will be Roger Estrada III, David Estrada, Joe Sanchez, Eddie Longoria, Orlando Villarreal, Mike Mendo/a Honorary pallbearers will be his great nieces and nephews.
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JOHNNY EARL GRAY Johnny Earl Gray pased away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1097, in New Braunfels at the age of 50 years Mr Gray was a U S Army veteran, who served two tours of duty in Vietnam, worked 15 years with the U.S. Secret Service, preciously worked in San Marcos for Kohl and presently worked at Motorola in Seguin where he was a production asMKiate 5 He was a typical tounst win) visited New Braunfels and fell in love with the community UfWf moved here
He is survived by his wife, Karin Gray of New Braunfels: one daughter. Heather Gray of New Braunfels, one >on. John VV Gray of New Braunfels arui his mother, Opal Hathcock of Corsicana. Texas Visitation will begin at 5 p rn Friday at tile /.ceiler Funeral Home and continue until 8:30 am Saturday Services will be conducted at IO am Saturday at the First Baptist C liurch. with interment Monday, Oct 20, in the C rown Hill Cemetery in Dallas at 2 p m The family has requested that memorial conin buttons be given to a trust fund set up for his children at the Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Unum »
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in death in 1996. She and her husband had retired to Canyon Lake, Texas, in 1976. Mrs. McDonald is survived by a daughter, Carol McDonald Toops and her husband Charles of Austin; son Stephen A. McDonald of Montgomery, Texas; brother Charles Henry Olive of Houston; grandchildren Margaret McDonald, Amy McDonald, David T. McDonald, Angela McDonald Schultz, Primilla Wilson, Chem Steadman, Cheryl Toops and Michael Toops; and numerous greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son David S. McDonald; grandson Steven Spencer McDonald; sister Wanda Bridges; and her parents, Charles Henry and Maude Ann Olive. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at I p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Cranes Mill Cemetery in Startzville, Texas.
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Nina Olive McDonald of C anyon Lake died Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Austin at the age of 79 She was bom Nov 6, 1917, in Lindale, Texas, to Charles Henry Olive and Maude Ann Meeks Olive She married Elvo Prince McDonald who preceded her
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CLARENCE W. GERNENTZ Clarence W. Gernentz of New Braunfels passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997, at his residence in New Braunfels at the age of 67 years. He was born July 15, 1930, at Edinburg, Texas, to Clarence R. Gernentz and Ella (Butler) Gcmcntz. He married Mary Belle Perkins Jan. 8, 1949, in Edinburg. He lived in New Braunfels for 12 years and formerly was a resident of Seguin for 15 years. He worked as a sales representative for Cement C ompany. He was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels, the Masonic Lodge No. 1135 in Donna, Texas, Alamo “A’s” Club, Southern Texas V-8 Club” New Braunfels Car Club and Scottish Rite Bodies.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Belle Gernentz of New Braunfels; two daughters, Deborah Butler and husband Johnny of Lago Vista, Texas, and Denise Tennison and husband Steve of Coppell, Texas; four grandchildren. Shannon and Johnny Butler ll. Michael and Lance Tennison. two sisters, Phyllis Bailey of Edinburg and Velma Gernentz of Corpus Christi; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son. Michael Gernentz, in
Funeral service was IO 30 a rn Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at Oakwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Still officiating. Masonic graveside service and interment will be at ll am Saturday at Highland Memorial Park in Welaco, Texas. Memorials may be made to Hospice New Braunfels or to the Texas Scottish Rue Hospital for Children in Dallas lloeppenvchmidt Funeral Home
I uiicral arrangments are complete at Agiler I uncial Home for Florence McCown of Boerne She died Wednesday in Columbus, Miss. at the age of 73.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 22. at IU a m at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel with
interment to follow in die Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Survivors are daughters and son-in-law Sandra and Doug Cooper of New Braunfels, Becky McCown of San Antonio; sons and daughter-in-law Dr. John K. McCown and his wife Becky of MS, Gary W. McCown of San Antonio; sister Norma LoBello and three grandsons.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 8 arn. until 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Boerne Public Library in Boerne, Texas.
ARTURO FIGUEROA, SR
Arturo Figueroa, Sr., age 74, of New Braunfels, died Thursday, Od 16, at Kirkwood Manor.
A rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 7:30 arn. Monday for die 8 arn. funeral mass at the Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Wasser, M.S.F., celebrant, Interment will follow at die Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 9 a.m. Saturday and continue until 7:30 arn. Monday at the Zoeller Chapel.
FRANCIS N. O'BRYAN JR
Francis N O’Bryan Jr., 69, of New Braunfels, passed away at his home on Oct. 16, 1997, after a long battle with Parkinsons disease. He was bom July 22, 1928, in Port Arthur, Texas. He was a resident of Pasadena and Houston for more than 40 years. He married Irma Lee Goodwin while stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Braunfels. His other church affiliations were with St. Mary’s Episcopal in Hamilton, Texas, and St. Paul’s Episcopal in Houston, where he was one of the first acolytes.
His father and mother, Francis N. and Helen I. O’Bryan, Sr, preceded him in death He is also preceded in death by his brother, Daniel W. O’Bryan, and a sister Helen Patricia “Pat” Crow.
Francis is survived by his wife, Irma Lee Goodwin O’Bryan of New Braunfels; his daughters, Danna O’Bryan Fluddleston and husband
Dennis of Round Rock; and Leigh Ann O'Bryan Dees and husband Jeff of New Braunfels; three grandchildren, Kelsey Huddleston, Dillon and Cody Dees; sister Rose Mary Estes and husband Ralph; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
He was a graduate of Pasadena High School and University of Houston where he was a drafting major. He also attended Allen Military Academy, Del Mar Junior College and Purdue University. He was past president for the Drag-on Inn Society and Pasadena High Alumni Association. He served the 4th Army as a corporal during the Korean War.
Francis' first love was politics. He was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Houston Gulf Coast Building & Trades Council AFL/CIO. He was a member and past officer of the Pipefitters Local Union 211, where he was an instructor in the Apprentice School for 13 years.
He holds a lifetime membership in the Masonic Lodge No. 1155, and was a Charter member in the Archives Lodge No. 1399, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentice, and Pasadena American Legion Post
The family will receive friends at the family’s home in New Braunfels on Friday, Oct. 17,1997, from 4 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at 3 p.m. at Doeppenachmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels with the Rev. Ray B. Still of Oakwood Baptist Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice New Braunfels or the Houston Area Parkinsons Society, 1475 W. Gray, Suite 175, Houston, TX 77019, or to the Capital Area Parkinson's Society, P.O. Box 27565, Austin, TX 78755-2565.
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Tom Wofford of New Braunfels passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 1997, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. He was bom in Victoria, Texas, to Clarence Wofford and Mamie (O’Brien) Wofford. He married Allene Bieter Jan. 27, 1949, in Austin. A 41-year resident of New Braunfels, he owned Wofford Clinical Lab in New Braunfels for 38 years and currently owned Seguin Clinical Lab for three years. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, a member of the New Braunfels Rotary for some 37 years. Soiree Couples Club and UT Ex-Students Association. Tom was a devoted family man who valued his time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He was an avid UT football fan and belonged to the
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He is survived by his wife, Allene Wofford of New Braunfels; five children, Thomas Gary Wofford and wife Darylann of New Braunfels, Greg Wofford of Irving, Texas, Brien Wofford and wife JoAnn of Fort Worth, Becky Ricks and husband Fletcher of Katy, Texas, and Michael Wofford of Clear Lake, Texas; eight grandchildren, Elisabeth, Ian, Alison and Claire ’Wofford, Courtney Wofford, Matthew Wofford, Christopher and Emily Ricks.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mamie (O’Brien) Wofford.
A rosary will be recited Friday at' 7:30 p.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.
Funeral will be at IO a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Msgr. Eugene O’Callaghan and Msgr. Edward Bily officiating. Burial will be at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in New Braunfels.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday and continue until 9 p.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Building Fund or School Fund or to Hospice New Braunfels.
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Mr. Elton Zuercher, age 83, of San Antonio, died Wednesday, October 15,1997, in San Antonio.
A rosary will be recited Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel in New Braunfels.
Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Honey Creek.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin 4 p.m. on Friday and continue until noon on Saturday.
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