Archive for February, 2011

Marian F. Kilgore

Kilgore, Marian

Marian F. Kilgore, age 84, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away February 27, 2011. She was born September 7, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas to Marion and Alice Fly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Arthur Harlos III.

She is survived by her daughter, Carole Robinson of Corpus Christi, Texas; grandchildren, Trey and Todd (Tina) Robinson and Frank and Charles Harlos; great grandchildren, Alyssa and Abby Robinson and Danielle and Desiree Harlos.

The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Michael Howell as celebrant.

Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Eunice Lucille Fields

Eunice Lucille Fields, was born November 9, 1919, and passed away February 26, 2011 at the age of 91, in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Tri-Sun River Ridge Care Center.  She was the fourth child of Robert and Tommie Haskins.  She was a longtime resident of Vernon, Texas where she married Bennie Fields on October 2, 1937.   During their marriage they were active members of the Central Christian Church.  They were married until his death on February 2, 1994.  Together they owned and operated The Fields Laundry and Dry Cleaning business until their retirement in the 1970’s.  Their marriage produced two daughters, Nelle Earthman and Marsha Rogstad. 

Lucille is survived by her two daughters, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two sisters.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at East View Memorial Cemetery in Vernon, Texas with Rev. Jim Antwine officiating.  Burial will follow.

Gary Joseph Duge

                                         Duge, Gary                  Gary Joseph Duge, 53, passed away on February 26, 2011. He was born on October 22, 1957 and graduated from Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1976. He served in the Air Force for four years then worked and retired from GTE/Verizon after 25 years of service. He became a devoted Catholic and was a member of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church.

Gary loved salt water fishing, playing Texas Hold `Em and hunting on his property in Papalote, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Duge.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Cindy Duge; daughter, Tammera Duge; son, Barry Duge; grandson, Brayden Duge; his father, Edgar Joseph Duge (Pat); brother, Michael (Tanya) Duge; mother and father-in-law, Ervin (Betty) Menn; numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 3, 2011 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Morgan Rowsome as Celebrant.

Interment will be at 3:00 Thursday, March 3, 2011 in the Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore, Texas.

Pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law, Carroll Teschendorf, Donnie Menn, Frank Menn, Allen Menn and cousins, Scott Yariger and Mike Kocian.

For those who desire the family has requested donations be made to the St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church Religious Education Programs.

William Raymond “Bill” Greenwood

Greenwood, William

William Raymond “Bill” Greenwood, 59, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011. He was born September 26, 1951 in Sinton, Texas to Jesse Bernard and Charlsie Drum Greenwood. He started first grade in Odem, lived in Tehran, Iran with his family his 3rd and 4th grade years, then returned to Odem and graduated from Odem High School in 1970. Bill attended Bee County Junior College for 2 years taking business mid-management courses. He started in the glass industry in 1973 with PPG Industries, Inc. with 20 years of service and retirement. Bill’s last employer was Thad Ziegler Glass, Ltd of San Antonio, Texas with almost 5 years of service before he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He had over 30 years experience in the glass industry and was respected state-wide for his character of business.

Bill served on the Evergreen Cemetery Association Board in Odem, Texas, was President of the Cal-Anna Lions Club in the Calallen-Annaville area of Corpus Christi, was President for two years of the Northwest Youth Basketball league in Calallen, coached four boys youth basketball teams and five girls youth basketball teams in the Northwest Youth Basketball league and coached three boys and three girls basketball teams in the Corpus Christi Youth Basketball League. He was a member of River Hills Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Shackelford Greenwood; his children, Lindsay Ann Greenwood and Lance Shackelford Greenwood; his granddaughters, Hannah, Taylor and Payton all of Corpus Christi, Texas; his father, Jesse Bernard Greenwood of Odem, Texas; his sister, Jan Greenwood Woodson of Arlington, Texas; and his brother, Roger Bernard Greenwood of Horsham, England.

Visitation will be from 1 P.M. until 8 P.M. with the family present from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Friday, February 25, 2011 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Saturday, February 26, 2011 at River Hills Baptist Church with Brother Bill Simmons and Brother Willis Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Odem, Texas.

Pallbearers will be James Cockrell, Larry Cockrell, Bobby Cockrell, Quenton Dokken, Kim Janicke, Larry Smith, Jim Wann and Jerry Setliff.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Bickham and Kenneth Stein.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to Odyssey Vista Care Hospice Foundation, 717 N. Harwood, Suite 1500, Dallas, Texas 75201;

Leo Raymond Vrana

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Leo Raymond Vrana, 89, passed from this life to the next with family beside him on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born in Moravia, Texas on March 21, 1921 to Ignac Bohuslav Vrana and Millie Olsovsky Vrana, the fourth of six children.

Leo was a Pearl Harbor survivor and was awarded six campaign ribbons; Asiatic Pacific Theater – six bronze battle stars; American Defense; American Campaign; WWII Victory; WWII Occupation – Navy; Philippine Liberation – two bronze stars; the Good Conduct medal and the Presidential Unit Citation for the Leyte Gulf surface engagement. Leo was honorably discharged November, 1946, and returned to Robstown to join his father in their construction business. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He attended Robstown High School and graduated in 1938.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ignac and Millie Vrana, sisters, Frances Rektorik, Cecelia Just, and Bernice Hellmann Klosterman, and brother, Theodore Vrana.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Henrietta Prochaska Vrana; his children, Suzanne Vrana, Mary Shafer (Mark Shafer), Steve Vrana and Greg Vrana; grandchildren, Valerie Collins (Chris Collins) and Megan Shafer; great grandchildren, Eric Shafer and Olivia Collins; sister, Georgia Blumberg; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rosary will be recited at 7 P.M. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

The Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at 10 A.M. Thursday, February 24, 2011 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Robstown. Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park with military honors.