Garcia, Leal, Ramos, Short

Garcia

San Diego - Emeteria N. Garcia, 58, a lifetime resident of San Diego, Texas, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2007 in an Alice hospital after a sudden illness.

She retired after 27 years in the nursing field as an LVN. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and sister in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francisco and Emeteria Nunez, three brothers, Felipe Nunez, Israel Nunez and Matias Nunez, her parent-in-laws, Carlos and Sara Garcia.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years of marriage, Carlos "Baby" Garcia of San Diego, Texas, daughters, Olinda Garcia and Leslie (Jim Lopez) Garcia both of San Diego, Texas. Five grandchildren Carla Garcia (Ruben Soliz), Carlos O. Gonzalez Jr., Meagan A. Gonzalez, Lekzi L. Lopez, Marina M. Lopez; great granddaughter, Alexia D. Soliz. And sisters, Emilia (Leandro) Chapa, Jr., Manuela (San Juan) Laso Sr. both of San Diego, Texas, Lucia (Joe) Martinez of Corpus Christi, Texas; brothers, Idelfonso (Sandie) Nunez, Francisco (Rosa Elena) Nunez, Ruben (Maria M.) Nunez all of San Diego, Texas and Raul (Rosie) Nunez of Corpus Christi, Texas. Her sister-in-laws, Felicita Nunez, Maria T. Nunez, Sylvia (Joe) Hinojosa, Maria Dolores (Enrique) Garcia, Nelia (Orlando) Lazo, Alma (Mauricio) Mendoza, Nora (David) Garza, Diana (Anthony) Cubriel and brother-in-laws, Antonio (Maria) Garcia and Romeo (Juanita) Garcia.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2007 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas. Vigil of Deceased with Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that same evening.

Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday January 15, 2007 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. Burial followed at the San Diego Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home

Leal

Freer - Fidencio S. Leal Sr. 83, a longtime resident of Freer, Texas currently residing in Alice, Texas died Friday, January 12, 2007 in an Alice hospital after a short illness. He was retired from Texas A and I University in Kingsville after 20 years of employment.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Freer, Texas. In his past time he enjoyed riding and repairing bicycles. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ramon and Manuela Leal, two brothers, three sisters, three sons, Esquivel Leal Sr., Joel Leal and Juan Leal Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memories of his wife of 58 years of marriage, Niria G. Leal of Alice, Texas. Two sons, Fidencio (Sylvia) Leal Jr. of Freer, Texas and Raymond (Belinda) Garcia of Los Angeles, Calif., five daughters, Mellie Acevedo, Ercilia (Moe) Garcia both of Freer, Texas, Rachel (Rudy) Rodriguez of Kingsville, Texas, Ruth Leal of Alice, Texas, Lydia (Rolando Serna) Briones from Freer, Texas; 40 grandchildren,110 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at the Garza Funeral Home in Freer, Texas. Funeral service was held from 2 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2007 with Evangelist Sammy Fuentes officiating. Burial followed at the Hahl Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home

Ramos

SAN DIEGO, Texas - Delia S. Ramos, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at Valley Baptist Medical Center, in Harlingen, Texas. She was born June 13, 1921. She was a retired teacher and Municipal Court Judge.

Her career, beginning in the mid 1960s, included 18 years of service with San Diego ISD, eight years in the role of teacher assistant, and 10 years as a reading teacher at Bernarda Jaime Jr. High. Aside from working with the children and obtaining her bachelor's and master's degrees, another educational accomplishment included founding the TSTA Paraprofessional Auxiliary.

Her career also included her appointment as Municipal Court Judge for the municipality of San Diego, Texas, for a total of 12 years. In 1978, she became the first female to serve San Diego's Municipal Court. During her tenure as judge, she wrote a proposal to Austin, Texas, requesting a grant for the city of San Diego. The grant was obtained, and it was through this grant that the city of San Diego, Texas, created its first Municipal Law Enforcement.

A devout Catholic, she was active in her local church, St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church, through the Altar and Rosary Society.

She was wife and caregiver for her ailing husband, as well as mother to her sons and daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Olegario P. Ramos Sr.

Survivors include her five children, Olegario Ramos Jr. of Freer, Texas; Imelda I. Ramos of Harlingen, Texas; Jose Oscar (Belinda) Ramos of San Diego Texas; Estella R. Canales of Laredo, Texas; and Eudoxio Omar (Judy) Ramos of Hurst, Texas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2007 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas.

Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2007 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. Interment followed at the San Diego Cemetery in San Diego.

Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home of San Diego.

Short

FREER, Texas - Sheila Renee Short, 42, a former resident of Freer, Texas, and a current resident of Pleasanton, Texas, died Wednesday, January 10, 2007 after a long illness. She was a loving and caring person who lived life to its fullest.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pat and Sylvia Short; and her sister, Lisa Whitley.

She leaves to cherish her memories her brother, P.J. (Cindy) Short of Karnes City, Texas; her sisters, Tina (John) Sinesh of Lulling, Texas, and Michelle (Conrad) Cantu of Laredo, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2007 at the Garza Funeral Home Chapel in Freer, Texas. Graveside services and interment was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2007 at Hahl Memorial Cemetery in Freer, Texas, with Brother Mike Herrington officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home of San Diego.