FREER, Texas - Maria G. Chapa, 83, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2008 in a San Antonio hospital. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cruz and Antonia Garcia.
Survivors include one daughter, Rose Marie (Jesse) Nunez of Floresville, Texas; three brothers, Jose ( Amelia) Garcia of San Antonio, Texas, Enrique ( Alicia) Garcia of Ranada Hills, Calif., and Ernesto (Juanita) Garcia of Alice, Texas; four sisters, Ester Saenz, Elvira Echartea, Eloisa (Pedro) Perez and Carmen Gonzales, all of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Rosary was recited at 6 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2008 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Chapel of Freer. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2008 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial following at the Hahl Memorial Park Cemetery in Freer, Texas.
Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc.
ALICE - Daisy Deene Wren Everett, 98, left this mortal coil on February 23, 2008. Daisy was a loving wife, mother, teacher and friend, and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by four children, Charlene Everett Hollon (Wayne) of Georgetown, Mike T. Everett of Dallas, Sandra Everett Merzbacher (George) of Corpus Christi, and Janet Everett Carlisle (Cecil Carlisle - deceased) of Alice. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Daisy was born August 15, 1909 in Lagarto, Texas. She graduated from Mathis High School. She married Michael Thomas Everett on April 11, 1930.
After one year of college, she began teaching school at the age of 18 in a one-room schoolhouse teaching grades first through eighth.
Her teaching career spanned 35 years, during which time she cared for her family and continued to pursue her college degree, which she attained in 1956 from Texas A&I University. She retired from Alice Independent School District in 1975. She was greatly respected by her colleagues and was held in high esteem by her students and their parents.
Daisy was an excellent seamstress and could make any dress her daughters spotted in the dress shop window.
She loved cooking, poetry, and reading and was an amateur genealogist. Daisy spent many years writing and publishing a book entitled "The Wren's Nest," along with her best friend and sister, Louise Wren Jones.
Daisy was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Alice. She was preceded in death by her children, Frances Ann, Kenneth Neil, and Dorothy Deane; grandson Terry; and great-grandson D.J.
Visitation will be Monday, February 25, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Holmgreen Mortuary.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel in Alice. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Arrangements entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, Inc.