Archive for April, 2010

Margie F. Schmidt

Schmidt, Margie

Margie F. Schmidt, age 73, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 9, 2010.  She was born March 2, 1937 in Laredo, Texas to James and Blanche Bailey Brown and was raised in Bruni, Texas.  She was a member of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church, was a homemaker and involved in the family business, Schmidt Commercial Refrigeration.  Margie was a loving wife, mother, sister and NaNa.  She loved life, had a bubbly personality, loved to laugh and always made others laugh.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and dancing with her partner in life, Carl.  She will be greatly missed by her family and all her dear friends.

She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Carl Schmidt; her daughters, Laura Leinweber Stastney of Corpus Christi, Texas, Katina Gower (Randy) of Mansfield, Texas, Edith “Edie” Crawford (Robert) of Corpus Christi, Texas; one step-daughter, Debbie Bliss of Colleyville, Texas; her sons, Carl Samuel Schmidt, II of Denver, Colorado, Paul Schmidt (Robin) of Orange Grove, Texas and Eric Schmidt (Lisa) of Kingsbury, Texas; one sister, Edna Littrell (Hal) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; her grandchildren, Jimmy, Bailey, Nicole, Joshua, Shalena, Laiken, Ross-Michael, Shane, Joseph, Ethan, Jacob, Greg and David; 6 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 P.M. until 5 P.M. Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 P.M. Sunday, April 11, 2010 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Monday, April 12, 2010 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Morgan Rowsome as celebrant.  Burial will follow at Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jimmy, Joshua, Ross-Michael, Shane, Joseph and Ethan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Margie Schmidt to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  Please mail donations to Edith Crawford, 15133 Shoshone, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410.  Make checks payable to Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.  Remember to wear your pink.

Martha Frances West Mahany

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Calallen, Texas

Martha Frances West Mahany passed away on April 6, 2010, after a long battle with breast cancer.  Martha was born to Fran and Reggie West on September 24, 1957, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (and made sure to get to Texas as quickly as she could).

She graduated from Samuel Clemens High School in 1975 and received her teaching degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1978 and her Masters in Administration from Texas A&I in 1986.  She went on to teach for LaVernia ISD, East Central ISD, Judson ISD, and later made her home in Calallen ISD where she retired in January after 21 years of service. Martha was an active participant in her community and was an avid member of the Aggie Mom’s Club and the Calallen Touchdown Booster Club.  She reveled in every moment she was able to attend football games, pep rallies and football practices.  Martha prided herself in being a loving wife and mother and a great friend to all who crossed her path.  She will forever be remembered as “Momma Martha” to many and an amazing woman to all who knew her.

On May 22, 1977, Martha married Kevin James Mahany, her sweetheart and the love of her life.  Martha and Kevin spent the next 32 years enjoying their life together, raising their four children and supporting her beloved Calallen Wildcats.

Martha’s love lives on in her husband, Kevin James Mahany of Calallen, Texas; her children, Melissa Frances Mahany Budd (Daniel) of Milan, Michigan, Lindsey Ryan Mahany, Kevin Wade Mahany and Steven Patrick Mahany all of Calallen, Texas; her mother, Fran West; her brothers, Reginald West III (Mary Lou), Jeff West (Michelle), and Wade West (friend, Kenya) and her “baby” sister, Wendy West King (friend, Buck), her mother-in-law, Kumi “Mitzi” Mahany all of San Antonio, Texas; her brothers-in-law, Roy Mahany (friend, Sheila) of Alto, Michigan, Steve Mahany (Natalie) of Dripping Springs, Texas and sister-in-law, Lisa Mahany Castellanos of San Antonio, Texas.  Martha was a very proud aunt of seventeen nieces and nephews and leaves behind countless extended family and friends, including her treasured CWPA.

Her father, Reggie West and father-in-law, James R. Mahany were awaiting her arrival in Heaven with open arms.

Her services will begin on Friday, April 9, 2010, with a visitation at Sawyer-George Funeral Home with the family present from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Grace United Methodist Church, 11222 Leopard Street, Corpus Christ, Texas 78410 with Rev. John Wright officiating.

Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to: Coastal Bend Community Foundation – Martha Mahany Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund, 600 Leopard Street, Ste. 1716, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.

George Edward Guckian

Guckian, George

George Edward Guckian, 83, of Corpus Christi, Texas, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 4th, 2010 at 10:58 P.M.  George was born to W. P. Guckian and Alta Mercer Guckian on November 2, 1926 in the town of Gonzales, Texas.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved spending time working at the “Ranch”, which he took care of for almost twenty years.

George was a wonderful husband, father, PaPa and friend.  Anyone who knew him for long, knew how much he loved his wife, his “girls”, his grandchildren and his son-in-law, Chris.  It was George’s desire that he be allowed to die at home.  The family wishes to express their gratitude to Diana Rodriguez, Ami Jo Maldonado and Kathy Morin, who took such good care of him during this time and to Brother Robert Simmons and Annaville Baptist Church family for their loving care.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant son, Vernon Ray, one brother, two sisters, two nephews, four brothers-in-law and his father-in-law.

George is survived by his wife of almost fifty five years, Frances Guckian; his two daughters, George Ann Reynolds and husband Chris and Cheryl Lea Guckian; his three grandchildren, Hannah Reynolds, Quintin Guckian and Micah Reynolds; one sister, Marie McElveen.

Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until 7 P.M. with the family present from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Annaville Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Simmons officiating.  Burial will follow at Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Quintin Guckian, Micah Reynolds, Craig Kitchens, David Logan, Mike Kridler and Mark Gallagher.

Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Carter, Doc Calloway, Lee Kitchens and Joe Fears.

Jerry Wayne Goodwin

Goodwin, Jerry

Jerry Wayne Goodwin, 73, went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2010.  He was born June 14, 1936 in Springfield, Missouri to Roy E. Goodwin and Grace Howard Goodwin.

He received his schooling in Neodesha, Kansas and was married to Sharon Harvey Goodwin on April 18, 1954.  He was a past President of the Rotary Club, served on the Neodesha School Board and Neodesha Fair Board.  He was an avid golfer everywhere he lived.

He is preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Joe Renfro and son, Tony Goodwin.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; two sons, David Goodwin and Bradley Goodwin both of Corpus Christi, Texas; six grandchildren, Nicholas of Oklahoma, Jeffrey, Melody, Gary and April of Kansas and Megan of Texas; four great grandsons.

Memorial services will be held at 2 P.M. Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Annaville Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Simmons officiating.  Burial will be in Neodesha Cemetery in Neodesha, Kansas at a later date.

Those who wish, in lieu of flowers, may make contributions to the American Diabetes Association.