Benavides, Meyer


ALICE, Texas - Elida Reyes Benavides, 51, passed away Friday, February 16, 2007 after a long illness, surrounded by her family. She was a life-long resident of Alice and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Beatrice Reyes Benavides; and by a sister, Estela B. Gonzalez.

Survivors include her father, Jesus Benavides of Alice, Texas; three sisters, Beatrice R. Benavides and Virginia (Fred) Contreras all of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Elvira Benavides of Alice, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Monday, February 19, 2007 at Walker-Mora Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice with burial to follow at New Collins Cemetery-Alice.

Arrangements entrusted to the direction of Walker-Mora Funeral Home.


ALICE, Texas - Herman Meyer Jr., 70, died at his residence, Saturday, February 17, 2007 following a long illness. He was retired from Southland Oil Service. He was born in Kingsville, Texas, March 5, 1936, to Herman Sr. and Erna Moyer.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy Meyer of Alice, Texas; four sons, Darrel (Clara) Meyer of Grapevine, Texas, Craig (Janice) Meyer and Jeffery (Yvonne) Meyer of Sandia, and Randy Meyer of Alice; two stepsons, Raymond Petru and Ronnie Petru, both of Alice; one stepdaughter, Dorothy Kocain of Alice; two sisters, Lillian McDonnel of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Stella Schmidt of Alice; and eight grandchildren.

At his request, he will be cremated and a graveside memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.

Arrangements entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home of Alice.