Guajardo, Leal


EDINBURG, Texas - Rene R. Guajardo, 65, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2008 at McAllen Heart Hospital in McAllen. He was born on May 24, 1942 in Alice, Texas, to Jose Guajardo Sr. and Amelia Rivera. He was a musician in the Alice/Corpus Christi area in the 1960s with the rock and roll band: The Vel Rays Band. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gloria Espinosa Guajardo; and brother, Jose Guajardo Jr.

Survivors include his daughter, Melina (Domingo Leal Jr.) Guajardo; brother, Ruben (Frances) Guajardo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Alice, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg.


PREMONT, Texas - Juan Manuel Leal, 51, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2008 in a Houston, Texas, hospital. He was born September 17, 1956 to Luz Leal Rios and Manuela Arredondo in Los Ramones, Nuevo Leon. He worked as a machine operator for most of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ramon Leal.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Leal; three stepdaughters, Michelle Bray of Falfurrias, Texas, Irene Fernandez of Magnolia, Texas, and Isabel Benavidez of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Florencia Caballero and Lupe Sanchez, both of Monterrey, Mexico, Juanita Murillo and Maria Santos Leal, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, and four step-grandchildren.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2008 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard Williams in Falfurrias, Texas.

Funeral servcies will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Premont, Texas.

Interment will follow at the Premont Cemetery in Premont, Texas.

Memorials may be left for the family of Juan Manuel Leal at

Arrangements entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Howard Williams of Falfurrias.

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