Hernandez, Sullivan, Tarango


ALICE, Texas - Jesusita Z. Hernandez, 63, of Alice, Texas, passed away and joined her parents Benito and Raymunda Zambrano on Wednesday, October 3, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benito and Raymunda Zambrano; a brother, Jose Zambrano; and a sister, Gloria Trevino.

Survivors include five daughters, Norma (Gilbert) Monsevais, Linda (Manuel) Jimenez, Patricia (George) Gonzalez, Gloria (Judi) Lozano, and Tina (Manuel) Buentello; three sons, Rene Hernandez, Arnold (Melva) Hernandez and Ronnie (Cindy) Hernandez; three sisters, Maria Luera, Angie Monsevais and Eva Zambrano, all of Alice, Texas; 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2007 at Chapel A, Ruben M. Garcia and Sons Funeral Services with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Roberson-Collins Cemetery in Alice, Texas.

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


HOUSTON, Texas - Elizabeth "Betty" Kremer Sullivan was born June 24, 1916 in Chicago, Ill., and died September 20, 2007 in Houston. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John L. Sullivan. She was a long time resident of Alice and then Corpus Christi, before moving to Houston where she lived the final two years of her life.

Betty was an intellectual woman who earned scholarships to four different colleges during the Great Depression. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and received her Master's degree from Texas A&I in Kingsville, Texas. She was a public school teacher in Bridgeport, Texas, and at William Adams High School in Alice. Later she became an English professor at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.

Betty is survived by her four children, John H. Sullivan of Dallas, Jean Klatt of Orange Grove, Margaret Chiles of Houston, and Fred Sullivan of Corpus Christi, their spouses, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Betty had a genuine love of books and music as well as a quick wit and wry sense of humor. She was supportive of the arts through her memberships in the Corpus Christi Symphony Guild, the Corpus Christi Library Board, and as a volunteer at the Corpus Christi Art Museum. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in Orange Grove, Texas, at a family residence on Saturday, October 6, 2007. Donations to a charity of choice may be made in her memory. The family may be reached at willeyklatt@aol.com. Online tributes and words of condolence may be left at www.cyfairfunerals.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home, 9926 Jones Road, Houston, Texas.

-Paid Obituary


SAN DIEGO, Texas - Elva Tarango, 52, died suddenly Tuesday, October 2, 2007. She was a long time resident of San Diego, Texas.

Survivors include her sons, Jose Alberto (Sandra) Tarango of Memphis, Tenn., Reyes (Beverly) Luna of San Diego and Christopher De Santiago of Houston; her daughter, Juanita (Joe) Baez of Houston; her mother, Zulema Uribe of San Diego; her father, Narciso Martinez of Freer; her two brothers, Leopoldo Martinez of Freer, and Ismael Martinez of San Diego; her five sisters, Margarita Martinez and Melba Martinez, both of San Diego, Diana Garcia of Houston, Claudina Maldonado of San Diego, and Noela Martinez of Athens, Ala.; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2007 at 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 Saturday, October 6, 2007 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego. Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home of San Diego.