Chavez, Gonzalez, Gonzalez, Ibanez, Ivy, Perez, Villarreal

Chavez

ALICE, Texas - Salvador S. Chavez, 95, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2007 in a local nursing home following a short illness. He was born to Feliberto and Guadalupe Chavez on August 31, 1912 in Wrightsboro, Texas. He worked many years for Mobil Oil Co.

Survivors include his son, Alfonso (Virginia) Chavez of Alice, Texas; two daughters, Aida (Jesus) Buentello of Alice and Anita (Amado) Garcia of Benavides, Texas; two brothers, Amado Chavez of Alice, Texas, and Amando Chavez of Houston, Texas; a sister, Eva Donahue of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2007 in the Roberson Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to be recited that evening at 7 p.m. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice, Texas.

Burial will follow in the New Collins Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home of Alice, Texas.

Gonzalez

ALICE, Texas - Hortencia "Tencha" Gonzalez attained eternal life on September 26, 2007. She was born in Seven Sisters, Texas on December 2, 1936. She was 70 years old.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Eduardo and Gregoria Trevino; her parents-in-law, Fernando and Nicolasa Gonzalez; a brother-in-law, Manuel Munoz, Jr.; and a son-in-law, Luis Noe Gonzalez.

Tencha is survived by her husband, Andres V. Gonzalez; her children, Rachel (David) Munoz, Hilda (Rick) Davila, Andres "Mi Rey" Gonzalez, Jr. and Selma (Esteban) Guerra; her sisters, Olga (Cecilio) Trejo; Enedina Munoz, Ana (Thomas) Villagran; and one brother, Jesus (Zoila) Trevino; along with numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

As a grandmother, she was deeply devoted to her eight grandchildren, David Munoz II, Omar Munoz, J.R. (LeAnn) Davila, Justin Davila, Kristen Soliz, Victoria Gonzalez, Lauren Gonzalez, and Steven Guerra. Her love and tenderness instilled in them a gently spirit that is easily recognized as "Grandma Tencha".

Hortencia would talk to a stranger as if they were a friend. Many times they would become friends. Always ready with a smile, a hug, or an encouraging word, she was everybody's favorite "Tia". Her contagious laugh was surpassed only by her generous heart and unconditional love.

Her deep, selfless love stemmed from her unwavering devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ. Her faith in God was both childlike and tenacious. She was always ready to pray for others and constantly lent a listening ear to all those who needed it.

Mamma Tencha's legacy, besides her Mexican Chocolate Cake, will be that of a giver. In every sense of the word, a giver. One rarely left her home empty-handed. We will miss her tremendously, but we rejoice that she now walks on streets of gold.

The family will be receiving friends and relatives at 3 p.m. on the 30th day of September at Ruben M. Garcia Funeral Home in Alice, Texas. Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, October 1, 2007 at 9:30 a.m., at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Alice, Texas.

Pallbearers will be David Munoz II, Omar Munoz, J.R. Davila, Justin Davila, Kristen Soliz, and Anthony Villagran. Interment will follow at Alice Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Ruben M. Garcia and Sons Funeral Services, Inc.

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Gonzalez

HEBBRONVILLE, Texas - Leonor Vallejo Gonzalez, 84 years of age, passed away Wednesday September 26, 2007 in a Laredo hospital after a sudden illness.

Survivors include four sons, Juan Manuel (Genoveva) Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez, Amando Gonzalez and Arnulfo (Victoria) Gonzalez, all of Hebbronville, Texas; three daughters, Pomposa Garcia of San Antonio, Texas, and Olga (Juan) Marroquin and Aurora (Juan) Guardian, both of Hebbronville, Texas; four brothers, Jose Luz Vallejo of San Antonio Texas, Felix (Dora) Vallejo and Victor (Janie) Vallejo, both of Corpus Christi Texas, Fidel (Graciela) Vallejo of Fort Worth, Texas; and three sisters, Petra Vallejo Gallardo of Hebbronville, Texas, Josefa (Jesus) Sanchez of Concepcion Community and Francisca Vallejo (Juvenal) Sanchez of Corpus Christi; 24 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday September 28, 2007 at the Alaniz Funeral Home in Hebbronville, Texas. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hebbronville with the burial to follow in the Hebbronville Cemetery, in Hebbronville, Texas.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Alaniz Funeral Home, Hebbronville, Texas, Texas.

Ibanez

SAN DIEGO, Texas - Rodolfo A. Ibanez Sr., 63, passed away September 24, 2007 in an Alice hospital after a short illness. He was a retired chemical operator for CCPC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose P. Ibanez and Rosita T. Barrera.

Survivors include his wife, Imelda S. Ibanez of San Diego, Texas; two sons, Rodolfo (Melva) Ibanez Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, and Orlando J.J. (Yadira) Ibanez of Calfornia; one daughter, Venessa I. Soliz of San Antonio; one brother, Jose Ibanez of San Antonio; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial graveside service is pending the arrival date of his cremains at the San Diego Cemetery #2 in San Diego, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc.

Ivy

BEEVILLE - ORANGE GROVE - Audrey Kelso Ivy, 82, died on September 28, 2007 in a San Diego nursing home.

She was born on December 13, 1924 in Gillete, Texas to Milton Thomas and Lottie Self Kelso, Audrey was a retired nurse with forty-five years of nursing.

Survivors include her daughter, Patti Paine of Beeville; her son James Ledbetter of Corpus Christi; one sister, Loretha Tschoepe of Alice; one brother, Tommy Kelso of Premont; four grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2007 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the family present from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Holmgreen Mortuary in Alice. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow at the Orange Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary of Alice, Texas.

Perez

SEJITA COMMUNITY, Texas - Lucinda Perez, 55, passed away at an Alice, Texas, hospital on September 25, 2007.

Survivors include her husband, Noe Perez of Sejita Community, Texas; two sons, Julian (Martina) Perez of Benavides, Texas, and Noe Perez Jr. of Fresno, Calif.; six daughters, Ester (Baldemar) Martinez of Falfurrias, Texas, Isabel Perez and Paula (Omar) Garcia, both of Sejita Community, Texas, Herlinda Perez of Bakersfield, Calif., Teresa (Bobby) Garcia of Alice, Texas, and Cristina (Frankie) Maciel of Edinburg, Texas; six brothers, Alonzo (Cruz) Perez- Houston, Texas, Roberto (Tina) Perez of Mexico Rodolfo (Guillermina) Perez of Arvin, Calif., Rufino (Carmen) Perez and Ignacio (Elia) Perez, both of Mexico, and Uvelio (Elva) Perez of Mexico; three sisters, Josephina Perez of Baja California, Calif., Alva (Jesus) Cano of Mexico, San Juana (Mario) Serato of Mich.; and nine grandchildren.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2007 at the Alaniz Funeral Home in Falfurrias, Texas.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church of Ramirez, with burial following at the Perez Cemetery in Ramirez, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Alaniz Funeral Home, Falfurrias, Texas.

Villarreal

FALFURRIAS, Texas - Wilfredo Villarreal, 55, died on September 26, 2007 at Falfurrias, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Jesusa A. Villarreal.

Survivors include two brothers, Rafael Villarreal of Mission, Texas and Rodolfo Villarreal of Falfurrias, Texas; one sister, Sylvia Villarreal of Falfurrias, Texas; one niece, Jolinda Munoz of Falfurrias, Texas; three nephews, Joe David Hinojosa and Romeo Hinojosa both of Falfurrias and Vicente Villarreal of Pharr, Texas.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m., on Sunday, September 30, 2007, at the Love and Mercy Outreach Church of Falfurrias.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., on Monday, October 1, 2007 at the Love and Mercy Outreach Church. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery of Falfurrias.

Arrangements under the direction of Alaniz Funeral Home of Falfurrias.