Garcia, Perez, Romero


Miss Otila Saenz Garcia, 89, died Saturday, September 20, 2007 in a San Diego nursing home after an illness.

Born in Hebbronville, Texas, she was a resident of Alice and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Encarnacion and Otila Saenz Garcia, and a brother, Edmundo Garcia Sr.

She is survived by a sister, Alicia G. (Fidelio) Salinas of Alice, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m, Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at Walker-Mora Funeral Home Chapel in Alice. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice with burial to follow at Barranco Blanco Cemetery FM 329 in Alice, Texas.

Arrangements under the Direction of Walker-Mora Funeral Home of Alice.


Frank Perez Sr., 79, of Olney, Texas, died Saturday, September 29, 2007, in Wichita Falls.

Perez was born September 17, 1928 in Skidmore, Texas to the late Erineo and Margarita (Salinas) Perez. He and Dalia Flores were married December 3, 1947 in Alice, Texas. He worked for Martin Schlegel for more than 30 years at the Conoco and Texaco Service Stations.

He was also a farmer and rancher. He was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church and a fourth degree Knight of Columbus.

He moved to Olney in 1957 from Alice, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Manuel Perez.

Survivors include his wife, Dalia Perez of Olney, Texas; 11 sons, Robert (Tina) Perez of Corpus Christi, Frank (Grace) Perez Jr. of Olney, David Perez of Olney, Rolando (Gloria) Pena of Alice, Sonny (Sharon) Perez of Olney, Frankie (Ana) Perez of San Angelo, Rocky (Norma) Perez of Casa Grand, Ariz., J.D. (Sandy) Ruiz of Lubbock, Kevin Perez of Olney, Robert (Laurie) Lozano of McAllen, and Ronnie (Adriana) Lozano and wife Adriana of Haslet; three daughters, Cookie (Tony) Garcia of Olney, Sylvia (Ati) Barrientes of Olney, and Norma (Robert) Hearne of Henrietta; two brothers, Joe (Lenor) Perez Sr. of Olney and Juan Perez of Wichita Falls; four sisters, Jacinta Perez Garcia of Olney, Mary Blackburn of Wichita Falls, Sandy (Ralph) Widner of Olney and Janie (Kevin) Keene of Wichita Falls; 30 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2007 in the chapel of Lunn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2007, in the chapel of Lunn Funeral Home, with Father Steve Berg of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Henrietta, Texas, officiating.

Interment will follow in Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Hamilton Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 158, Olney, Texas 76374 or the Frank S. and Dalia Perez Scholarship Fund, 201 North Ave. O, Apt. 1, Olney, Texas 76374 or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Lunn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


MCALLEN, Texas - Ramon "Ray" Leos Romero, a former long time resident of Alice, Texas, passed away Friday, September 28, 2007, in McAllen, Texas, after a short illness. He was born June 24, 1920 in Bloomington, Texas.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII, including tours of duty in Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe, earning three Bronze Stars and Good Conduct Medals. He was discharged from active duty in 1945, recalled during Korean Conflict and discharged in 1951.

He served two terms as the District Commander for V.F.W. Post #8621 in Alice, Texas. He had a successful career in life insurance sales. He was a loving husband to Maria, who preceded him in death in 1995.

He was also preceded in death in 1968 by a son, Ronald M. Romero of Yoakum, Texas.

Survivors include his children, Ray H. (Ann) Romero of Yoakum, Texas, Linda Stephens of Redlands, Calif., Jack (Lois) Stephens of Alice, Texas, Roy (Susie Elliott) Stephens of Leander, Texas, and Heidi (Tobias) Decker of McAllen, Texas; 23 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2007, at Rivera Funeral Home in McAllen, Texas.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2007, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Pharr, Texas, with military services to be conducted by V.F.W. Post #8788 from McAllen. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery, 1201 S. Main, McAllen, Texas.

At the family's request, in lieu of flowers and in honor of the manner in which Ray and so many others proudly serve their country, please make a donation to Wounded Warriors, 1719 N 60th Street, Omaha, Neb., 68104 or

Arrangements entrusted to Rivera Funeral Home, McAllen, Texas.