Obituaries

Thu
29
Oct

Lucio Gallegos Jr.

Lucio Gallegos Jr., 86, of Yorktown, passed away Tuesday Oct. 27, 2015. He was born April 3, 1929 in Dewitt County to the late Lucio Sr. and Margarita Araisa Gallegos.

He is survived by his sons Richard and William Gallegos and sister Hope Gonzales all of Yorktown.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Irene, son Edward, daughter Gloria Ann Hart, 7 brothers and 1 sister.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Massey Funeral Home. Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home.

Visitors and guests are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.masseyfh.com.

Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2900.

 

Wed
28
Oct

Fabian Olguin

Fabian Rene Olguin, 27, of Cuero passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. He was born Oct. 19, 1988 in Victoria to Rene and Debra A. Olguin. He met the love of his life, Monica M. Charles, in 2005 and they were married at The Venue on Church Street in Cuero on Dec. 1, 2012.
 
Fabian was a member of the State Championship Track and Field team in 2005-2006. He was named outstanding male athlete in the Victoria Advocates all-area track and field team and honorable mention all-state honors in 2007. Fabian was a member of Heavenly Gates F.W.C. in Runge and was also the bass player. He loved to sing and dance, had a passion for physical fitness and music, and loved fishing, golfing and playing horse shoes.
 
Wed
28
Oct

Kristin Wishert

Kristin B. Wishert passed away on October 26, 2015 in Cuero at the age of 43. She was born on July 29, 1972 in Canton, Ohio to Gerald Dornhecker and Sandy (King) Dornhecker. She was an adjunct educator with the life skills program at Cuero ISD. Kristin was the past president of the Cuero Trotters Boosters Club, volunteer with the Texas Special Olympics, and she was an active member of the Lifeway Baptist Church in Cuero.
 
Wed
28
Oct

Amado Mata, Jr.

Amado Mata, Jr., age 57 of Cuero and formerly of Wharton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Jackson County following a sudden illness. He was born on Feb. 26, 1958 in Wharton, a son of the late Amado Mata Sr. and Susie Garcia.
 
Amado was raised in the Wharton area and attended school there. He graduated from Edna High School in 1976. He worked as a truck driver in the Cuero area for several years. Amado enjoyed working in the yard, being outdoors and listening to music. His favorite times were spent with his family at his side.
 
Following cremation, memorial services will be held on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Home with Rev. James Jimenez officiating. 
 
Tue
27
Oct

Francisco Garibay

Francisco “Frank” Garibay, 67, of Cuero passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. He was born January 31, 1948 in Arneckeville to the late Nickolas and Julia Garibay.
 
He is survived by son, Frankie Garibay of Pasadena, Texas; sisters, Maria Alvarez, Manuela Dougay, Martha Cuellar, Gloria Solis and Carol De Los Santos all of Cuero; brothers, Lupe Garibay and Bicente Garibay of Cuero and John Garibay of Pasadena; and grandson, Frank Nicolas Garibay of Pasadena.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents; and sister Ramona Galindo.
 
You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.
 
Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.
Mon
26
Oct

Amelia Garcia

Amelia Garcia, 83, of Cuero died peacefully on Oct. 24, 2015. She was born April 7, 1932 to Cayetano and Anita Cordero Cisneros. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and the Catholic Daughters.
 
 Amelia is survived by daughters, Elma Roby, Polly (Paul) Siegel, and Celia (Elmo) Munoz; sons, Alfred (Wanda) Garcia and Edward (Teresa) Garcia; brothers, Cayetano (Mona) Cisneros and Fernando (Cathy) Cisneros; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
 
 She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and one brother.
 
 A rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. with Father David Berger officiating. Interment will be at San Pedro Cemetery.
 
 Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
 
Fri
23
Oct

Orlon Ridyolph

Orlon Ray Ridyolph, 44, of Cuero passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. He was born March 6, 1971 in Cuero to Clarence "Duke" and Birdie Brazzael Ridyolph. Orlon was a proud member of the 1987 State Championship Cuero Gobbler football team and graduated from Cuero High School. Orlon met the love of his life, Hope Ortiz, in 1990 and they made their life together with their children in Cuero. He was a correctional officer for 18 years at TDCJ Stevenson Unit and was currently the warehouse and fleet manager for Phoenix Chemicals. 
 
He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Hope Ortiz; parents, Clarence “Duke”  and  Birdie Ridyolph of Cuero;  sons, Eric Ridyolph (Randi), Ryan Ridyolph, and Reed Ridyolph, all of Cuero; sister, Tiffany Lankford (David) of Cuero; brothers, Darrell Ridyolph (Ulanda) and Clarence Freeman Ridyolph (LaShonda); and grandson, Jackson Ridyolph.
 
Fri
23
Oct

Larry Wayne Sievers

Larry Wayne Sievers, 75 of Yorktown, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015. He was born April 15, 1940 in Yorktown to the late Alvin and Alvera Noster Sievers.

He is survived by his daughters Kari Sievers, Amy (Ricardo) Molina and Holly Sievers, granddaughters Graciela and Adriana Molina, brother Arvid (Kitty) Sievers  and sister in law Beth Sievers and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Marvin Sievers.

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral Service was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Massey Funeral Home. Interment was at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitors and guests are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.masseyfh.com

Arrangements Massey Funeral Home, 779 N. Riedel,  Yorktown, 78164, 361-564-2900.
 

Fri
23
Oct

Gilbert Hinojosa

Gilbert Hinojosa, 82, of Yorktown, passed away Sat. Oct. 17, 2015. He was born March 21, 1933 in Yorktown to the late Wine and Isabel Amaya Hinojosa.  He was a member of San Luis Catholic Church.

He is survived by his siblings Lydia Perez, Ysrael Hinojosa, Fidel Hinojosa and Rebecca Hinojosa, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Fernando and Willie Hinojosa.

A rosary was at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at San Luis Catholic Church.

Visitors and guests are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.masseyfh.com

Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2900.
 

Fri
23
Oct

Clyde Weldon Wells

Clyde Weldon Wells, 79 of Nordheim, peacefully passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 in his home surrounded by his loving devoted children that cared for him the most. He was born July 7, 1936, to  (Flora) Estelle Meador and (Joseph) Jake Wells. 

Weldon served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Shangri-la from Oct. 11, 1955, to Oct. 3, 1959. He was honorably discharged as a boilerman technician, Petty Officer 3rd Class (BT3).

After his time in the U.S. Navy, Weldon started working in the oilfield as a roughneck. With hard work and motivation he worked his way up to superintendent of an oil rig for Western Oceanic, off the coast of Africa, and then retiring after 35 years.

Weldon was a Master Mason of the Cameron Masonic Lodge No. 76 of Yorktown. His enjoyments in life were his family, friends, fishing hunting, football and just life itself.

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