BENAVIDES, Texas - Veronica Vera Carrillo, 91, a lifelong resident of Benavides, Texas, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, in a Corpus Christi nursing home. She was well known for her delicious tamales and pan de polvo. She was also known for winning the cabrito contest several times in Fiesta de Rancho in Concepcion and for winning the tortilla contest in the Fiesta de Benavides. She enjoyed her yearly trips to Las Vegas with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Domingo Carrillo Sr.; and her son, Benito Carrillo Sr.
Survivors include three sons, Domingo Carrillo Jr. of Benavides, and Arnoldo Carrillo and Fernando (Adelaida) Carrillo, both of Corpus Christi, Texas; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2007, at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas, with a Vigil for the Deceased to be observed at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2007, at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas, with Father Nolasco Hinojosa as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Benavides Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home of San Diego, Texas.
ALICE, Texas - Manuel Garcia Sr., 76, died Sunday, May 20, 2007 in an Alice hospital after an illness. Born in Laredo, Texas, he was a resident of Alice, Texas, was employed with GTE Telephone Co. for 20 years as an installer, and also worked with the Alice Independent School District. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Licha Cortinas Garcia and Elvira Garcia.
Survivors include his wife, Ernestina Garcia of Alice, Texas; a son, Manuel Garcia Jr. of Alice, Texas; two daughters, Dalia (Richard) Chapa of Texas City, Texas, and Juanita (Eloy) Chapa of Alice, Texas; three brothers, Juan (Barbara) Garcia of North Carolina, and Pedro (Rosa) Garcia and Geraldo (Martha) Garcia, both of Laredo, Texas; and a sister, Gloria Saenz of San Marcos, Texas; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at Walker-Mora Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 24, 2007 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice with Military burial to follow conducted by the United Veterans Burial Association of Alice at New Collins Cemetery
Arrangements entrusted to Walker-Mora Funeral Home of Alice.