Rangel, Rivera, Ruiz


FREER, Texas - Soveida A. Rangel, 79, passed away June 29, 2007 in a San Diego nursing home. She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marin and Sofia Alaniz; two sons, Arturo and Raymond Rangel; one brother and two sistesrs.

Survivors include her husband, Leonides M. Rangel of Freer, Texas; two sons, Leonides A. (Leonor) Rangel Jr. and Amalio (Theresa) Rangel, both of Freer, Texas; two daughters, Estella (Servando) Medellin and Elva (Raul) Vera, both of Freer; one brother, Nestor (Elodia) Alaniz of Angelton, Texas; one sister, Leocadia Pena of San Diego, Texas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was Sunday, July 1, 2007 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Chapel of Freer. A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2007 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial following at the Hahl Memorial Park Cemetery in Freer.

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


SAN DIEGO, Texas - Raul Rivera Sr., 69, died Monday, June 25, 2007 in a Corpus Christi hospital following a long illness.

He was a retired cook. He was born to Reynaldo and Elvira Sanchez Rivera on July 24, 1937 in Benavides, Texas.

Survivors include six daughters, Delia (Lazaro) Guzman of Freer, Texas, Rosalinda (Floyd Devoe) Austin of Agua Dulce, Texas, Dalia (Frank) Hernandez of Colorado, Yolanda Rivera and Sylvia Garcia, both of Kerrville, Texas, and Guadalupe (Mike) Kelldle of Kan.; two sons, Raul (Gloria) Rivera Jr. of Wichita, Kansas, and Jose Luis (Sylvia) Aguilar of San Diego, Texas; two brothers, Reynaldo Rivera Jr. of San Diego, Texas, and Reymundo (Elida) Rivera of Corpus Christi, Texas; three sisters, Elvira (Juan Marcelo) Buitron of Benavides, Texas, Celia (Pablo) Loredo of Edinburg, Texas, and Esmeralda Garza of Alice, Texas; 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation was Wednesday, June 27, 2007 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Roberson Funeral Home chapel with a Rosary be recited at 7 p.m. that evening.

Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas. Burial followed in the Benavides cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home.


SAN DIEGO, Texas - Elizardo D. Ruiz, 85, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2007. He was born on September 18, 1921 to Pilar and Santos De Luna Ruiz in San Diego, Texas, but resided in Ingleside, Texas. He served his country during World War II, entering the United States Army on October 20, 1942. He was shipped overseas where he fought to defend his country for three years in the Central Pacific. During his time of service with the U.S. Army, he was decorated with six overseas service bars - the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Medal, Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal and Service Strip. He recalled very well his Military Occupational Specialty "The Ammunition Bearer No. 504." He was preceded in death by his wife, Christella Vega Garcia Ruiz; a sister, Elvira Valadez; and a brother, Jose Ruiz.

Survivors include his three daughters, Edna (Adan Jose) Villarreal of Ingleside, Texas, Rosario (Rosendo) Perez and Rosabel (Paul) Reyna, both of Corpus Christi, Texas; three sons, Elizardo (Gloria) Ruiz Jr. of Sugarland, Texas, Joel Jenaro (Ela) Ruiz and Jesus Maria (Leticia) Ruiz, both of Corpus Christi, Texas; sister, Basilia Davis of San Antonio, Texas; 13 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Rosary was recited Friday, June 29, 2007 at 6 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel in San Diego. Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego. The V.F.W. Post #8931 and the United Veteran's Burial Association of Alice, Texas, conducted military graveside services. Burial followed at the Benavides Cemetery in Benavides, Texas.

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