Obituaries

Thu
08
Oct

Jane Clark Haley

Jane Clark Haley passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the age of 86. Jane Haley, daughter of Ewing D. Clark and Lena Crockett Clark was born on June 1, 1929 in Brownsville. She is survived by Husband James (Jimmy) D. Haley, by Daughters Laura Haley Taylor (James) and Debbie Haley Taylor, and by son Clark Haley (Michelle) and by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Patrick Ewing Haley. Jane and Jimmy Haley owned and operated Haley’s Sporting Goods for over 15 years before they retired and sailed away on their beloved “Afterglow,” a Morgan 38 sailboat. For over ten years, they sailed throughout the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean. In 2000, Jimmy and Jane built a home on property they owned in Gillette. They loved the place so much, they made Gillette their permanent residence in 2003. Family and friends remember Jane as the admiral of the family.

Wed
07
Oct

Talbert Wendel

Talbert Wendel, 74, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. He was born September 22, 1941 to the late Victor and Regina Kornfuehrer Wendel.
 
He graduated from Cuero High School in 1960. Talbert served six years in the National Guard and retired from Union Carbide with 35 years service. He established Wendel Sandblasting in 1976 which is still in operation today.
 
Talbert is survived by his wife Jo Ann Hoefling Wendel, son Gordon Wendel (Jean) of Mission Valley, son Jason Wendel (Michelle) of Meyersville, daughter Molly Meyer of Meyersville, stepdaughter Lisa Hilliard (Walter) of Victoria, sister Patty Thieme of Victoria, sister-in-law Burma Wendel, brother-in-law Bill Obsta (Kim), and mother-in-law Lillian Obsta. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Rian Wendel, Matti Wendel, Kerilyn Wendel, Brooke Wendel, Mason Meyer, Madison Meyer and step grand-daughter Emma Hilliard.
 
Mon
05
Oct

Zelma Vicars

Fri
02
Oct

Addie Pullin

Addie Pullin went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. 
 
She was born on July 29, 1929 in Gonzales to the late Johnnie and Alice Lafond Johnson. She was a member of the New Testament Holiness Church in Cuero. 
 
She leaves behind to mourn her son Kendric (Jana) Pullin, her brother Willie Lee (Rose) Johnson and her sisters Larzella Johnson and Bobbie Jean Johnson; and her grandchildren Khadren, Brett and Brandon.
 
She is preceded in death by her husband Berne Pullin, her brothers Johnnie Johnson, Charles Johnson, Sr., L.J. Johnson, Jesse Johnson and Alfred Johnson; and her sister Ernestine Johnson.
 
A viewing for family and friends will be held on Monday, Oct. 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.
 
Fri
02
Oct

Alfredo Gonzalez

Alfredo Mendez Gonzalez, 31, of Cuero passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. He was born April 2, 1984 in San Felipe, Guanajuato, Mexico to Felix Mendez, Sr. and Maria Isabel Mendez. He had a love for football, going fishing with his brothers and always cherished the time spent and memories made with his family and friends. 
 
He is survived by his parents; son, Angel Mendez of Oklahoma; sisters, Leticia Pinon of Houston, Norma Pinon of Yoakum, Monica Hadley of Brehnam; brothers, Miguel Angel Gonzalez of Yoakum, Joe Mendez of Cuero, and Felix Mendez, Jr. of Yoakum.
 
Funeral services will be held at Freund Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 2 beginning at 10 a.m. with Father David Berger officiating. 
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. 
 
Fri
02
Oct

Theodore "Ted" Jones

Theodre (Ted) Jones was born Jan. 20, 1932 in Cuero, son of the late Jimmy Jones and Isabel Foster Taylor. His education began at Daule School where in May 1948 he received is Elementary School Diploma and Certificate of Promotion to High School. After leaving his beloved Daule, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a nurse in the Pediatric Ward. He received his Honorable Discharge the 14th day of November 1958.
 
Wed
30
Sep

Jean Hillis Ridgway Schendel

Jean Hillis Ridgway Schendel died peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at her home at the Martha Jefferson House in Charlottesville, Va. Her death came after she enjoyed five days celebrating her 100th birthday with her extended family and friends. Born on Sep. 14, 1915 in Elkhorn, Wisc., she was the daughter of Dr. Eldo T. and Leona H. Ridgway. In addition to her parents and siblings Suzanne, Elizabeth, Mary Jane and John, she was preceded in death by her husband Arnold and her son David. Prior to moving to Virginia in 1993. She taught music in the public schools in Runge, New Braunfels and Yorktown.

She is survived by her daughter Suzan (John) Pezzoli, sons John (Sandra) Schendel and Paul (Pam) Schendel of New Braunfels and Conroe, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren (and two more on the way).

In addition to a service of remembrance in Charlottesville on Sept. 27, there will be a graveside service held at a later date in Runge.

Tue
29
Sep

Mildred Loraine Bachle Stinson

Mildred Loraine Bachle Stinson died peacefully on August 16, 2015. She was born in Orange on Sept. 1, 1927 to Hugo and Marie Schlennstedt Bachle. Mildred graduated from high school in Nordheim and earned a bachelors of fine arts from the University of Texas. She was married to Burney Weeks Stinson for more than 60 years until Burney’s death in 2008. Mildred was a loving and hardworking wife and mother. She loved music and gardening. 

Mon
28
Sep

Tony Carrisalez

Antonio “Tony” Carrisalez, Jr., 81, of Cuero passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. He was born on Oct. 22, 1933 in Thomaston to the late Antonio Carrisalez, Sr. and Juana Perez Carrisalez. He went on to marry the love of his life, Evangelina Carrisalez, on June 25, 1955. He worked as an operator at DuPont for over 20 years. He was also retired from the Army National Guard, an active member of American Legion and Woodmen of the World. 
 
He is survived by his daughters, Cynthina Carrisalez Aleman (Donald) of Cuero, Diana Carrisalez Moore (John) of Schertz; sister, Lena Martinez; brothers, Manuel Carrisalez, Albert Carrisalez, Angel Medrano; grandchildren, Phillip Aleman, Daniel Aleman, Jeremy Moore, Rebekah Moore, and Gabriela Moore, all of Cuero. 
 
He is also survived by Alicia Puente, companion of 15 years; along with her daughter Jennifer Gamez, her son Lucian Salazar and Irma Puente.
 
Tue
22
Sep

Abundio "Al" Arguellez

Abundio “Al” Arguellez, 66, of Cuero passed away Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. He was born July 11, 1949 in Yorktown to the late Porfirio Arguellez and Juanita Arguellez. He was a Yorktown High School graduate and went on to attend Austin Technical College and achieved his Master Mechanics certification. He was also an active member of Guadalupanos Organization Spanish Choir, lecturer, and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. 
 

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