SAN DIEGO, Texas - Alejandro S. "Alex" Montemayor Jr., 69, joined our Lord in Heaven on Saturday, May 12, 2007. He resided in San Diego, Texas, and retired from San Diego High School after 32 years of service. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary's University and graduate degree from Texas A&I University. He was active in various civic organizations including the Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts of America, 4-H Club, San Diego Little League, Mutualistas and Beefmasters Breeders United.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alejandro Montemayor Sr.; and a brother, Amando Montemayor.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Irma C. Montemayor of San Diego, Texas; two sons, Donnie (Thelma) Montemayor of Refugio, Texas, and Adrian Guadalupe (Melisa) Montemayor of Laredo, Texas; a daughter, Elaine M. (Alejandro) Gonzalez of Corpus Christi, Texas; his mother, Julia S. Montemayor of San Diego, Texas; one brother, Adolfo S. (Maria Antonia) Montemayor of Alice, Texas; one sister, Lucinda M. (Antonio) Flores of Brownsville, Texas; a sister-in-law, Thelma E. Montemayor of Alice, Texas; a special cousin, Albesa Montemayor of San Diego, Texas; four grandchildren, Megan, Alexa, Ari, and Joseph Montemayor; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2007 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego. Interment will follow at the Lopez Cemetery in San Jose Community.
Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home of San Diego.
BEN BOLT, Texas - Minnie M. Stacy, a true 20th century pioneer, went to be with her Lord on Sunday May 13, 2007 in a Corpus Christi hospital following a long battle with cancer. Minnie, 84 years young and active to her last days, was known in the area as a living legend. After a long career as a school nurse in both Alice and Premont schools she retired to a life of ranching, farming and community service. A lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alice, she worked tirelessly to make sure members and guests alike were made to feel welcome. No one enjoyed life more than Minnie; always smiling, never down and determined each day to approach every test with enthusiasm and bold determination. The phrase "They broke the mold when they made Minnie" seems to best describe this lady's long and rich life.
She was a humble servant and a true inspiration to her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, George C. Stacy; also by two sisters, Tiney Cass and Noreen Lynch.
She is survived by her son George Cameron Stacy and his wife Blaine of Houston; their children, Taylor Michelle Stacy of Houston and Morgan Hallman and her husband, Jered of Dallas; and by two sisters, Ernestine Stanley of Bryan and Margarette Kay of Alice.
Visitation will be Monday, May 14, 2007 from 1 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, May 15, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Holmgreen Mortuary in Alice.
The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church in Alice. Burial will follow in the Alice Cemetery. A reception at the Stacy home in Ben Bolt will be held following the interment service, all are invited.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Alice, 77 N. Adams Street, Alice, Texas, 78332, would be appreciated. The family would also like to express its sincere gratitude for all the cards, calls and prayers of these last few weeks.
Arrangements entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, Inc.