Obituaries

Thu
12
Feb

Theodore “T.C.” Simon

 

Wed
11
Feb

Alfred Lopez

 

Tue
10
Feb

Archie Riley Siegmund

Archie Riley Siegmund was born June 11, 1938 in Giddings, Texas to George and Adelheit Baack Seigmund. He passed on February 5, 2015.

Archie attended school in Taylor, Texas where he took an active part in athletics, including football, basketball, track and boxing. After graduating from high school, Archie joined the marines and served two years active duty. Next, he went to college where he earned a B.S. degree at Texas A & I in Kingsville, Texas and later a master degree from Corpus Christi State University.

He taught at Schulenburg High School and M. Baker Jr. High in Corpus Christi where he later became a vice principal.

After retiring, Archie moved to Yorktown, Texas where he enjoyed farming and ranching. He moved back to Taylor in 2012.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial gathering in Burnet, Texas at 2 p.m. on Saturday 14, 2015 at Northside Baptist Church, 103 Shady Grove Road.

Mon
09
Feb

Pauline A. Vela

Pauline A. Vela, 85, of San Antonio, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015. She was born May 14, 1929 in Yorktown to the late Cecilia and Onesimo Abrego. She married Refugio Vela on June 5, 1954 in Yorktown. Pauline was a homemaker, Guadalupana, and Jamaica Queen. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, baking, and spending time with her family and friends. 
 
She is survived by her husband, Refugio Vela; daughters, Cecilia Kiki Vela of San Antonio; sons, Michael Vela and wife, Ruth, of San Antonio and Eddie Vela and wife, Evie, of Waxahachie; sister, Irene Diaz; grandchildren, Michael Joseph Vela, Monica Jeanette Farias, D'Jae Marie Welling, Donald Luke Vela, and Marcus Anthony Lopez; great-grandchildren, Desiree Farias, Isabella Farias, and Colton Welling; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Mon
09
Feb

Marvin Franklin “Frank” Upchurch

 

Fri
06
Feb

Frank B. John

Heaven received another angel on Feb. 3, 2015 when Frank B. John peacefully passed away surrounded by family at the age of 87.

He was born in Garfield, Texas on July 2, 1927 to Thomas and Josie John. He retired from Lone Star Brewery after 37 years, was a veteran of World War II, and a master craftsman.

He enjoyed traveling, hunting, gardening, and country western dancing. His legacy is one of great wisdom, integrity, love, and wit.

Thu
05
Feb

Judy Fay Knox

 

Thu
05
Feb

Nellene Ann (Wehe) Dlugosch

 

Wed
04
Feb

Allen Alfred Albrecht

Allen Alfred Albrecht, 88, of Mission Valley, passed away Monday, February 2, 2015. He was born March 13, 1926 in Mission Valley to the late Alfred Frederick and Bertha Adickes Albrecht. 

As a young boy in the country, he spent countless hours chasing rabbits and hunting squirrels. As he grew, he discovered he had a real love for coon hunting, which he did for many years. In his younger years, horses were a necessity. Later in life, that led to a love of horses and he became well known as being quite the horse handler and cowboy.

Tue
03
Feb

Elizabeth Joan Migura

Elizabeth Joan Migura, 75, of Victoria, passed away January 21, 2015. She was born in Yorktown on June 14, 1939 to the late John and Elizabeth Wagner Pokluda. She worked for AT&T and Southwestern Bell for over 42 years where she was a member of the Southwestern Bell Pioneers. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Altar Society, the Catholic Daughters St. Ann Court #369 and taught CCD for many years. Elizabeth volunteered at DeTar Hospital for many years.

She is survived by her husband, Emory Migura of Victoria; daughter, Melissa Straarup and husband, Soren, of Victoria; sisters, Janet Hadash of San Antonio and Judy Morgan of Houston; brothers, Ladis Pokluda of Georgetown and John Pokluda of Cuero; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Migura.

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