Garcia, Perez


ALFRED, Texas - Estella Garcia, 79, died May 23, 2007 in a Corpus Christi hospital after a long illness. She was a housewife and a devoted mother. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; Manuel L. Garcia, one granddaughter and four brothers.

She is survived by her two sons, Manuel (Zobeida) Garcia Jr. of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mike (Rhonda) Garcia of Alfred, Texas; two daughters, Dahlia (Richard) Lewinski of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Dianna (Daniel) Saenz of Alfred, Texas; one brother, Servando Casas of Pleasanton, Texas; one sister, Susana Garcia of Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2007 with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel in Alice. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Saint John of the Cross Catholic Church in Orange Grove. A private burial will follow at the Garcia Cemetery in Alfred, Texas.

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


PREMONT, Texas - Joel Bilsen Perez, 78, passed away Monday, May 21, 2007 at a Corpus Christi hospital. He was born April 28, 1929 to Ignacio and Eloisa Perez in the town of Ben Bolt, Texas. He worked in maintenance with the State of Kansas and owned his own janitorial buisness before his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Margarita G. Perez of Premont, Texas; a son, Jose Bilsen (Nancy) Perez Jr. of Paola, Kan.; two daughters, Dilvia Nordlund of Yelm, Wash., and Sally (Mario) Garibay of Stilwell, Kan.; a stepson, George Perez of Premont, Texas; two stepdaughters, Maricela (Zaragosa)Vera of Dallas and Julie Teresa Soliz of McAllen, Texas; two brothers, Domingo Perez of Phoenix, Ariz., and Arnoldo Perez of Victoria, Texas; a sister, Socorro "Coco" Valdepena of New Braunfels, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2007 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2007 at the St. Theresa's Catholic Church of Premont. Interment will follow at the Premont Cemetery.

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Arrangements entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams of Falfurrias.