Archive for June, 2010

Myrtle Lucille Heinrich

Heinrich, MyrtleMyrtle Lucille Heinrich, 96, passed into eternal life on June 28, 2010, peacefully at home with family.  She was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 28, 1913 to James and Fannie Galbreath.

Myrtle worked at the telephone company until the birth of her first son, Jimmy, then stayed at home to raise their two sons, afterwards working at Tuloso-Midway Elementary school as the librarian.  After her time there, she always enjoyed the company of her family.  Living close to school, the grandkids would walk to her house where she would always be in the kitchen with dinner ready, and a pie or cake on the way.  After supper, she always enjoyed a good card game with family.

Even into her 90’s, Myrtle maintained an extremely sharp mind; to sit down and have a conversation with someone who has experienced nearly one hundred years of life is truly remarkable.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edgar (Farina), her brothers, J. B. and Ira, her sisters, Elizabeth and Fannie Mae, and her son, Jim Heinrich.

She is survived by her son, Larry R. Heinrich; her daughter-in-law, Evelyn Heinrich; her grandchildren, Chase, Vance, Doug and Randy; her great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kamryn; her niece, Barbara McCain.

Myrtle was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed very dearly.

The family would like to give special thanks to Francis, Dr. Curtis, Sam with Vista Care Hospice and especially Clara for all of your loving care and support of our mother and grandmother.

Memorial services will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 2, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to Grace United Methodist Church or Concan Baptist Mission, Concan, Texas.

Anna Lou Cook Engelking

Engelking, Anna

Anna Lou Cook Engelking, 80, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010.  She was born May 15, 1930 in Vernon, Texas to Kenneth and Ina “Cookie” Cook.  Mrs. Engelking taught homemaking and sciences at Aransas Pass, Gregory-Portland, Skidmore-Tynan and for 30 years at West Oso.  She was a longtime member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the Nile.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Joe K. Cook.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Engelking, Pamela Watson and Penny Engelking all of Corpus Christi, Texas and Peggy Engelking of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren, Justin Watson of Waco, Texas, Allison Watson of San Marcos, Texas and Matthew Watson of Corpus Christi, Texas; her cousin, Glenda Cook May of Illinois; and her beloved cat, Caleb.

Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until 8 P.M. with the family present from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Private graveside services will be conducted for the family.

Public memorial services will be conducted at 3 P.M. Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to the General Fund of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3151 Reid Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas  78404

Theresa Tekla Simons

Simons, Theresa

Theresa Tekla Simons, age 90, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away June 23, 2010.  She was born September 18, 1919 in Cestohowa, Texas to Alois and Rosie Moczygemba.  She later moved to McCook, Texas where she lived until she married Andrew J. Simons on December 4, 1943 in Mission, Texas.  They later settled in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she was a well-known seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew, her parents, Alois and Rosie Moczygemba, her brothers, Clement and Sylvester Moczygemba, her sisters, Magdalene Kuehler and Elizabeth Martine.

Theresa is survived by her seven children, Rosemary (Albert) Kimball of Houston, Texas, Linda (Jasper) Atkinson of Corpus Christi, Texas, Andy (Peggy) Simons of Corpus Christi, Texas, Loraine (Norbert) Schroeder of Violet, Texas, JoAnn (Mike) Montgomery of Houston, Texas, Darrell (Melanie) Simons of Victoria, Texas, Gale (Eddie) Hoelscher of College Station, Texas. Theresa leaves behind eighteen grandchildren, Dean Kimball, Chamarie, Dewayne (Heather), Natasha and Darren (Whitney) Atkinson, Kelly Simons (Shane) Alexander, Kerri Simons (Jay) Pittman, Rosie Schroeder (Corey) Collier, Troy (Courtney) Schroeder, Jamie, Mary, Anna and James Dean Montgomery, Darrell Cannon, Jr., Casey and Chase Simons, Edward Joseph, Jr. and Lauren Hoelscher and seventeen great grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Monday, June 28, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 P.M. at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 11:00 A.M at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet with Rev. Greg Labus as celebrant.

Interment will follow in Seaside Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Dean Kimball, Dewayne and Darren Atkinson, Troy Schroeder. James Montgomery, Darrell Cannon, Jr., Casey and Chase Simons and Edward Joseph Hoelscher, Jr.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 3918 County Road 61, Robstown, TX 78380.

Paula Munoz Gaitan

Gaitan, Paula

Paula Munoz Gaitan, 87, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at her home after a long illness.  She was born January 15, 1923 in Caldwell County, Texas to Medardo and Maria Valdez Munoz.  Mrs. Gaitan was a member of Corpus Christi Christian Fellowship and the Woodmen of the World Chapter # 3668 in Orange Grove, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Gaitan on June 9, 1995, and her son-in-law, Ramon Peralez.

She is survived by her sons, Louis E. (Elsa) Gaitan of Corpus Christi, Texas and Karl Wayne (Mary) Gaitan of Hempstead, Texas; her daughter, Lynnta Peralez of Orange Grove, Texas; her brothers, Henry and Roy Munoz of New Braunfels, Texas, David Munoz of Toledo, Ohio and Medardo Munoz, Jr. of Corona, California; her sisters, Teresa Suarez and Anita Archuleta of New Braunfels, Texas, Rebecca Everette of La Salle, Michigan, Magdalena “Lena” Nelson of Benson, Arizona and Lydia Rodriguez of Monroe, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Larissa, Karla, Louis, Krystal, James, Karl Wayne, II and Kari; six great grandchildren, Destiny, Angel, Jordan, Lyric, Allie and Evan; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from Noon until 9 P.M. Friday, June 25, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Walterman of Corpus Christi Christian Fellowship officiating.  Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park.

The family wishes to thank her granddaughter and primary caregiver, Karla, Dr. William Curtis and his staff, Blue Sky Hospice, K-Linn and their staff and Santa Fe Home Health and their staff for their loving care of Mrs. Gaitan.

Jim Davis

Jim Davis, 85, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Monday, June 21, 2010.  He was born November 20, 1924 in Lorenzo, Texas to Oscar Roy and Madeline Katherine Orlein Davis.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and was employed in oil field equipment sales.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sons, Denny Mack Davis and Stephen Davis; his step-son, Paul Anthony Wasson.

He is survived by his wife, Birdie Davis of Corpus Christi, Texas; his step-daughters, Linda Kaye Davis and her husband Paul of Abilene, Texas and Cindy Mackerer of San Antonio, Texas; five grandsons; two great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Robstown Memorial Park with Dale Mathis officiating.  Burial will follow.