Obituaries

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. 
 
Tue
22
Sep

Janice Morawietz

Janice Kaye Morawietz, age 65, of Cestohowa, Texas passed away Sept. 20, 2015. She was born Oct. 25, 1949 in Kenedy to Albert Boldt and Ida Warwas Boldt. 
 
She graduated in 1968 from McCollum High School in San Antonio. She and Hubert Morawietz were married on Mar. 3, 1973 in Cestohowa. She was a member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Cestohowa where she was a member of the Altar Society and on the Parish Council. She was a retired secretary having worked for CCC Group of San Antonio for many years. 
 
Janice is survived by her husband Hubert Morawietz of Cestohowa; son Kevin Morawietz and wife Melissa of Gillett; grandsons Hunter and Luke Morawietz of Gillett; sister Carol Arthur of New Braunfels; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents.  
 
Tue
22
Sep

Robert James “Rub” Riedel, Sr.

Robert James “Rub” Riedel, Sr., age 89, of Gillett, passed away on Sept. 14, 2015. He was born on May 3, 1926 in Gillett to Fritz and Fannie Bess (Murry) Riedel. Rub was a life member, a director emeritus, and a hall of fame inductee of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. He was also a longtime cattle buyer and rancher. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beatrice “Bea” (Barloco) Riedel; and a sister, Dorothy Hyatt. Rub is survived by his children, Rub Riedel, Jr. and wife Tina of Gillett; Renee Wheat and husband Than of Nixon; sisters: Shirley Senard of Gillett and Mildred Walters of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Dub Ayers of Gary; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Mon
21
Sep

Helen Gomez

Helen R. Gomez, 86, of Cuero passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015. She was born August 18, 1929 in Nixon to the late Leonardo Rocha and Guadalupe Montalvo Rocha. She married the love of her life, Joe O. Gomez, in 1946. She loved family gatherings, cooking, gardening, holidays, attending Bible studies, and enjoyed gospel singings. 
 
She is survived by her daughters, Lupe Galindo of Cuero, Rosemary Compian of Victoria; sons, Jesse Gomez of Austin, Joe Gomez, Jr. and wife, Mercedes, of La Marque; sister, Josie Fuentes of Corpus Christi; brother, Paul Rocha of San Antonio; grandchildren, Kevin Galindo, Michael Galindo, Calvin Gomez, Amber Salazar, Michael Delgado, Steven Deleon, John Delgado; and 14 great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband. 
 
Mon
21
Sep

Elaine Boston

Elaine Wilkinson Boston, 90, of Westhoff passed away Friday, September 18, 2015. She was born August 4, 1925 to the late Edmond Wilkinson and Era Stone Wilkinson. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and Baptist Memorial School of Nursing in San Antonio. She went on to marry the love of her life, Joe Boston in 1948. Elaine became a registered nurse and worked in San Antonio at various hospitals in the operating rooms. She retired in 1979 as the Director of Operating and Recovery Rooms at San Antonio Community Hospital after 33 years of nursing. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cuero, and a life time member of V.F.W in Cuero and American Legion Auxiliary in Westhoff.
 
Mon
21
Sep

Eric Tomanec

Eric Randall Tomanec Ph.D., 53, of Cuero passed away Thursday, Sept. 17. He was born December 10, 1961 in Cuero to Joseph D. and Jane P. Tomanec. Eric earned his Eagle Scout in January 1976, received an Associated of Applied Arts from TSTC in Waco, and received his Bachelors of Applied Arts and Sciences from the University of Houston in 1987.
 
He then went on to receive his Masters of Arts from the University of Houston and his Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Texas, Austin in 2010. Eric was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a teacher for 27 years at both the middle school and collegiate levels.
 

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