Archive for September, 2011

Donna Lee Vollmering

Donna Lee Vollmering, 75, of Orange Grove, Texas passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in a Corpus Christi hospital. She was born April 9, 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa to Wallace and Orpha Bess Robinson Wilkinson. She worked many years as a secretary.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Vollmering of Orange Grove; children, Corey Vollmering of Orange Grove, Robin (Eugene) Rasco and Wendy Randleman of Corpus Christi, Kelly (Tim) Wolverton of Des Moines, Iowa, Vanessa Vollmering of Freer and Lori Vollmering of San Diego, Texas; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be conducted at 3:30 P.M. Monday, September 19, 2011 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Cherie Hopkins officiating.

Elizabeth Sauvignet Burow

Elizabeth Sauvignet Burow passed away Saturday, September 10, 2011, at the age of 86. Betty, as she was known to many of her friends and family, was born in Laredo, Texas on November 1, 1924 where grew up and went to school. In the 1960’s, she married Harold C. Burow, and moved to Robstown, Texas. She was a good Christian, a devoted wife and loved the farm she and her husband called home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Burow; father and mother, Paul Leo and Antonia Peña Sauvignet; sisters Anita Sauvignet Weber and Aminta Sauvignet; and her brother Henry Sauvignet.

She is survived by her sister, Ruby Christensen; sister-in-law, Irene V. Sauvignet; and nephews and nieces, Carl Christensen, Rosie Christensen, Henry E. Sauvignet, Ruby A. Sauvignet, Joseph H. Sauvignet and Paul E. Sauvignet. Also, the family would like to sincerely thank Jeff and Traci Klepac for the friendship they have shown Elizabeth.

Visitation will be on Friday, September 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home followed immediately by a graveside funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Robstown Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Banquette First Baptist Church.

John Clifford Olney, Jr.



 John Clifford Olney, Jr. at the age of 88 was welcomed into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 7,

2011. He was born May 18, 1923 to Clifford and Edna Olney in Stamford, Texas. He will be greatly missed by his devoted wife of 63 years

Dortha Baxter of Kenedy, Texas, and his daughter Marci Richter and her husband Dr. Joel Richter of Tampa, Florida and sons Craig Olney

and his wife Christy of Zionsville, Indiana and David Olney and his wife Jeanne of Corpus Christi, Texas; along with 9 grandchildren, 6

great grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. John was a decorated WWII veteran and worked in the oil and automotive

businesses all of his life. He was a deacon of Pines Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas and later after retirement a faithful member of

Jackson Woods Presbyterian Church in Corpus Christi, Texas. He will be remembered for his great smile as well as the kind and

encouraging words he had for everyone he met. He lived a Christian life and by example taught his family the fullness of God’s love. A

Memorial Service will be celebrated Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM. in Jackson Woods Presbyterian Church located at

10500 Stonewall Boulevard, Corpus Christi, Texas and interment to follow at Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, Texas at 4:00 pm. the same day.

Daniel Edmond Kilgore, Jr.


Daniel Edmond Kilgore, Jr.

Danny Kilgore was born on November 17, 1956 at Corpus Christi, Texas to Daniel E. Kilgore and Carol Isensee Kilgore. He was educated in the Tuloso-Midway School system. In high school he played basketball and was named to the All-District Team. He was a member of the Warriors Marching Band and in his junior year, represented his school at Boy’s State.

Danny received a BBA degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. He subsequently attended Texas State Technological College in Waco, Texas, where he received a degree in Laser Electro-Optics, and was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honorary society. He began work in the semiconductor industry in Sherman, Texas, and for many years, he has been employed by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system, where he repaired high speed electric trains.

Danny was a member of Dallas Lodge No. 22 of the Sons of Hermann, and of the Dallas Humanist Group, meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church. His interest included composing for and performing on the electric keyboard and the acoustic guitar, as well as surfing and camping. His handmade gifts are treasures held by his mother, Carol Kilgore, his siblings Nancy and Christopher Kilgore, his uncle, Dr. Christopher Isensee (Patty) of Durango, Colorado; his aunt, Ray Kilgore of Tampa, Florida; and his cousins, Grady M. Isensee (Carol), Hugo H. Isensee, and Luke O. Isensee, Dr. Sally K. Cooper (Tom), Anna I. Isom (David), Beth I. Welsh (John), William Kilgore (Debbie), Tom Kilgore, Frank J. Kilgore (Judy).

Danny died on August 30, 2011 after a sudden illness. Danny continues to touch the lives of his loved ones, and through tissue donation, he will be able to improve the lives of many other people. Memorial services will be conducted in Dallas and in Corpus Christi at a later time. Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice.


Morgan Groves

Morgan Groves, age 77 joined Our Lord on September 1, 2011. Morgan was born October 21, 1933 to John and Nettie Groves in Albany, New York.

His family moved to South Texas when Morgan was seven years old. Morgan joined the United States Marine Corp when he was seventeen years old and proudly served our country during the Korean War. Morgan spent the largest part of his career within law enforcement. He owned Robstown Ambulance Service in Robstown in the late 1960’s through the early 1970’s serving Robstown and the surrounding communities. During Morgan’s law enforcement career he has served as Deputy Sheriff, Police Officer and Constable. Morgan retired as a Precinct 2 Constable of Caldwell County.

Morgan was an avid golfer, however was a pro at being a jokester. His jokes and the smiles he caused will be missed.

Morgan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s almost six years ago when he moved to Bishop, Texas for relentless care by his daughter.

Morgan leaves behind three daughters which were the love of his life, Fleta Dromgoole (Bob) of Falfurrias, Texas, Debbie Schonefeld (David) of Bishop, Texas and Sherrie Gaines (Larry) of Calallen; one sister, Rowena Smith of Thorntown, Indiana; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Morgan’s services were held on September 5, 2011.

To know Morgan was to love him. The past six years has been an honor and blessing to his daughters.

A special thanks to all of you at Nurses on Wheels.