Cruz, Olvera


ALICE, Texas - Reyes G. Cruz, 79, of Alice, Texas, passed away October 20, 2007 at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital - Alice with his family by his side. He was born on August 10, 1928 in Alice, Texas. He worked for Sticker's Cleaners and Alice P&S Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Micaela Gonzalez and Meraldo Cruz; maternal grandparents, Agapita and Irineo Bazan; paternal grandparents, Martina and Reyes Cruz; brothers, Rene Cruz, Pedro Gonzalez and Paulino Tovar; and a sister, Delia Perez.

Survivors include his sisters, Delmira (Simon) Alviar of Alice, Texas, Dalia (Esmeraldo) Quintanilla and Hilda (Alfredo) Mendietta, both of Kingsville, Texas, and Maria Alicia Alonso of Bryan, Texas; brothers, Gregorio (Janie) Cruz and Jose Rolando (Liza) Cruz of Alice, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at Chapel A, Ruben M. Garcia and Sons Funeral Services with the funeral procession departing at 10:30 a.m. for an 11 a.m. Mass at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at New Collins Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Ruben M. Garcia and Sons Funeral Services, Inc.


SAN DIEGO, Texas - Jose A. "Pepe" Olvera, 78, passed away October 22, 2007 in an Alice nursing center. Jose was a Charter Member of the Alice Evening Lions Club and served in the capacity of President. He was also President of the American Federation of Government Employees during his employment with the Kingsville Naval Air Station. Joe fought for the rights of the Civil Service Employees. He was a Disabled Army Veteran and retired with 37 years of service as a Budget Analyst.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rodolfo and Aurora Aleman Olvera; his first wife, Solia R. Olvera; one sister, Oralia Olvera; and one brother: Rodolfo Olvera Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Ester N. Olvera of Alice, Texas; one son, Jose O. (Gloria) Olvera of Laredo, Texas; three stepsons, Pablo (Lynann) Longoria and Ricardo (Sheri) Longoria, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jose Longoria of Premont, Texas; one stepdaughter, Adele (Tom) Deaton of Brownfield, Texas; four brothers, Guillermo "Willie" Olvera and Roberto (Raquel) Olvera, both of San Antonio, Texas, Enrique (Josie) Olvera of Alice, Texas, and Ruben (Sylvia) Olvera of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Oralia (Ben) Flores and Lydia Olvera, both of San Diego, Texas; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2007 at St. Frances de Paula Catholic Church and burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. - Paid Obituary