Archive for May, 2012

Jack W. DuBose, Jr.


Jack W. DuBose, Jr. age 82, of Rockport, Texas passed away May 21, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born September 4, 1929 in Aransas Pass, Texas to Jack W. DuBose, Sr. and Winnie Herrington DuBose.

Jack Sr. passed away and Jack along with his first wife Mildred continued the operation of the DuBose Drug Store in Aransas Pass for many years. After Mildred passed away in 2000, Jack met and fell in love with Lee Jamison and they were happily married for the last eleven years. During this time Jack was a volunteer at the Prescription Drug Assistance Program at the First United Methodist Church in Rockport. Jack was a gentle, kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Jack is survived by his wife, Lee DuBose; children, Ken and Linda DuBose, Pam Jamison, Kevin and Susan Jamison; grandchildren, Jacqueline Pena, Katy Jamison, Victoria Jamison; great grandchildren, Michael, Steven, Chance, Brittney and brother, Macy DuBose.

Memorial services will be conducted May 31, 2012 at 10:30 am at the First United Methodist Church in Rockport located at 801 E. Main Street, Rockport, Texas. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to honor Jack’s service in the Prescription Drug Assistance Program at the First United Methodist Church, 801 E. Main St., Rockport, TX 78382.

Alice Lynn Kuzniar

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Alice Lynn Kuzniar, 59, of Corpus Christi, Texas went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 19, 2012. She was born on October 3, 1952 in Alice, Texas to Walter and Mildred (Smith) Kuzniar. Alice grew up in Santa Rosa, Texas and graduated from Gregory-Portland High School. Alice worked for Southwestern Bell and AT&T and was always a perfectionist in her work and at home. Alice had a big heart and would do anything she could to help someone out. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family at the river, fishing and barbecuing. Alice had a knack for choosing a nickname for her friends and loved ones and those of us that received one will miss the way Alice would call us by that name. Alice will be truly missed.

Alice was preceded in death by her daughter, Misty Stubbs; father, Walter George Kuzniar; brothers, Walter Wade Kuzniar I, and Oscar Kent Kuzniar.

She is survived by her mother, Mildred E. Kuzniar; sister, Carol (Abdon) Garza of San Antonio; brother, George Kuzniar and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Kelly Louise Boston

Kelly Louise Boston passed away May 19, 2012. She was 50.

No services are planned.

Sidney Ray Laningham, Sr.

Sidney Ray Laningham, Sr. of Orange Grove, Texas passed away May 18, 2012. He was 81.

Burial will be at noon May 23 in Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Janet Louise Ramsey

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Ramsey, Janet 2

Janet Louise Ramsey, 105, died Wednesday night, May 16, 2012, in Corpus Christi, after a brief illness. Janet was born September 5, 1906 in Ida Grove, Iowa… the first child of Charles J. McDonnell and Katherine Veronica McDonnell. She was joined ten years later by a sister, Rosemary (Scales), late of Kingsville, Texas. Janet attended primary and secondary schools in Ida Grove, graduating from high school in 1923. She went on to study piano while in attendance at the MacPhail School of Music, in Minneapolis, Minnesota – and later studied accounting. In the late 1920’s, she was first employed by the L. S. Donaldson department store in Minneapolis, and liked to recall that her wages were thirty-five cents an hour – later reduced to twenty-five cents during the depths of the depression in the early ‘30’s. At about the same time, she purchased the first of her three Harley Davidson motorcycles, and blazed a path for the female riders of today (she would ride yet again, last fall, on the occasion of her 105th birthday). Similarly, in the pre-war years, she learned to fly a single-engine Aeronca airplane, and obtained a pilot’s license. Janet would work as a bookkeeper and accountant for a number of mostly-manufacturing concerns during the WWII and postwar years, later moving to Sarasota, Florida, and retiring, there, in 1968. She welcomed a son, Thomas, in 1957 – and at that time was credited with being the oldest person to give birth in that Sarasota hospital. She followed her son to Corpus Christi in 1983. During her retirement she enjoyed gardening, traveling, reading the New Yorker and other publications, monitoring developments at the family’s farm, and cheering-on the Chicago Cubs, Dallas Cowboys, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

From the era immediately following the Wright Brothers’ first flights through the retirement of the Space Shuttle, from World War 1 through the unconventional attacks on 9/11/01, Janet saw it all. Her mother carried her alongside the family’s first car most places it went – both of them refusing to ride in the temperamental thing – later she would cheerfully, and by her choice, give-up the keys to her Jeep Grand Cherokee on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Esplanade for their indulgence, patience, kindness, and care during the past two-and-a-half years; the nurses, therapists, and doctors of the Nurses On Wheels organization; Janet’s attendants in her final weeks, Monica and Brittney; the Spohn ICU staff; and Dr. Maurice Grossman for nearly thirty years’ of, obviously, inspired medical care. Janet was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, and sister – and is survived by her son, Thomas (and his wife, Margaret “Candy”), of Corpus Christi, and numerous cousins. No local services are planned. She will be cremated and her ashes interred in the family plot in Ida Grove; a private grave-side ceremony is contemplated sometime this summer. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to a charity of one’s choosing – and suggests the recalling of a fond moment or two shared with Janet sometime during her life. 105 years… she had a good, long, ride.