Bechthold, Rodriguez


ALICE - Gilbert K. Bechthold, 75, passed away January 30, 2008 in a Corpus Christi hospital. He was born May 30, 1932 in Realitos, Texas, to Fred and Elsie Bechthold. He was a retired oilfield worker and a United States Army veteran, serving in Korea.

Survivors include one daughter, Michele Bechthold of San Francisco, Calif.; one son Kenneth Lee Bechthold of Keller; seven sisters, Verna (Billy) Boyd of Alice, Jenny Ebensberger of Midland, Helen (Bob) Escobar of Gatesville, Kathy Fleming of Stillwater, Okla., Mabel (Charles Roy) Gilmore of Hillsboro, Carol Bechthold of Temple and Agnes (Dennis) DeBusk of Hebbronville; three brothers, Howard (Doris) Bechthold of Plano, Merle (Minnie) Bechthold of LaPorte and Jerry (Kathy) Bechthold of San Antonio; three grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday February 1, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday February 2, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Holmgreen Mortuary in Alice. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008 at Roselawn Memorial Park. Military Honors will be conducted by the United Veterans Burial Association of Alice.

Arrangements entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, Inc.


ALICE, Texas - Belia Ybarra Rodriguez, 98, passed away January 31, 2008 in a San Diego nursing home after a long illness. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luis Rodriguez; and one daughter, Magdalena Sanchez.

Survivors include her four sons, Francisco (Gloria) Rodriguez of Alice, Texas, Abelardo (Angie) Rodriguez of San Diego, Texas, Ernesto (Christina) Rodriguez of Robstown, Texas, and Manuel (Elma) Rodriguez of Alice, Texas; two daughters, Luisa Gonzalez of Parkdale, Ore., and Zulema (Raul Sr.) Vela of San Diego, Texas; 42 grandchildren, 98 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2008 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday February 2, 2008 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in San Diego. Burial will follow at New Collins Cemetery in Alice. Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc.