Archive for September, 2012

Carolyn Tally Hutchinson

Hutchinson, Carolyn

Carolyn Tally Hutchinson passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 92 years of age in New Braunfels, Texas where she resided for the past three years. In 1920 she was born in Robstown, Texas to Walton and Nona Tally.

After attending schools in Robstown, Carolyn was one of five women to graduate in 1941 from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Texas. While at the University, she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and also a Bluebonnet Belle. Her career began at the Tower Pharmacy as the first female pharmacist to be employed in Corpus Christi, Texas. Later, for many years, she was a familiar face behind the counter at the City Drug in Robstown, Texas.

Carolyn’s main interest was her family. During her lifetime she also enjoyed the local Garden Club activities and spoon and antique collecting. She always loved playing bridge with her many friends. She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Robstown, Texas.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Aldon and her sister Betty.

Survivors include her husband of sixty-eight years, Alton “Hutch” Hutchinson; daughters, Carole Carlson (Kent) of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Cindy Weise (Gary) of New Braunfels, Texas; and grandchildren, Kyle Carlson of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Ashley Weise of Georgetown, Texas.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 P.M. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Robstown, Texas with

Rev. K. Vanessa LeVine officiating.

Burial will follow at Robstown Cemetery.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Rio Terra for all of the care, love and tenderness they gave Carolyn and her family and to the staff of Hope Hospice for their comfort and care.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1046, 107 N. 4th Street, Robstown, Texas 78380, or to the charity of your choice.

Mabel Florence Clark Ware Kirksey

Ware, Mabel

Mabel Florence Clark Ware Kirksey, age 99, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Friday, September 21, 2012. She was born August 9, 1913 in Runge, Texas to John Thomas and Mary Laura Clark.

Mabel was a 5th grade teacher at Sam Houston Elementary School for many years. She was also a devout Christian and Sunday School Teacher.

Mabel had many talents during her lifetime. She was author of the book “I Remember Sunshine”, painter and poet.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Ware and Leon Kirksey; sons, David Ware and Rev. James Ware.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Ware Ivison-Partridge; grandsons, Wayne Davis of Paulsbo, Washington, Phillip, Mathew and Mark Ware of California and T.J. Ware of San Antonio, Texas; granddaughters, Laura Ivison Darby, Lisa Ivison Edwards, Diana Ware Mayer of Wichita, Kansas and Cindy Ware Tange of San Francisco, California.

Visitation will be on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 1:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Msgr. Michael Howell officiating.

Interment will be private.

Harold Ray Miller

Miller, Harold

Harold Ray Miller died on Sunday, September 23, 2012. But that is the small detail…for he lived 84 full years.

Harold was born on November 10, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas to James and Lillian Miller, the second of six children. Harold resided in Corpus Christi his entire life, attending Corpus Christi High School until enlisting in the U. S. Marine Corp. in 1945. He was discharged from the service in 1949, but was called back to the Korean War in 1950, where he served as an instructor at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Upon his second discharge, Harold was employed at Sinclair/Coastal States Petrochemical where he was a devoted employee for over 37 years.

Harold and Vernie married on November 8, 1952. Harold promised his bride to be faithful and love her forever, a promise we all witnessed for 60 years. Together they shared a life that surpassed anything most could imagine…one full of love and care and family values that gives us a special bond.

Harold was a member of Forest Park Baptist Church and a 32nd degree Mason. His passion was family, hard work, hunting and softball, his softball career spanning over 72 years resulting in induction into the Corpus Christi Softball Hall of Fame.

Harold was welcomed into Heaven by his parents; brother, J. E. Miller; and sisters, Ernestine Lundee and Gloria “Pee Wee” Brey, and we must mention his sweet companion and puppy, Sophia.

His legacy include his wife, Vernie; children, Steve (Lauren), Vicki, Kelly (Mark); grandchildren, Jaclyn (Clay), Courtney (Britt), Bryan (Mariah), Maddy (Colin), Bailey, Chase, Abbey, Joey and Duke; great grandchildren, Peyton, Paige, Charlotte, Reid and Luka; brothers, Leroy (Barbara) and Bill; honorary daughters, Karen Ross and Julie Medina; and too many family and family friends to mention.

Visitation will be from 2 P.M. until 8 P.M. with the family present from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 A.M. Friday, September 28, 2012 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Walden officiating.

The family will depart immediately after the service for Greenwood Cemetery, Llano Highway, Fredericksburg, Texas for a graveside service beginning at 4:00 P.M., also on Friday.

Pallbearers will include grandsons, Bryan Miller, Chase Steward, Duke Dizdar, Clayton Harris and Colin Graham, and honorary son, David Schumacher.

Everyone is invited to come.

Geraldine Fannin

Geraldine Fannin passed away September 20, 2012.  Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Monday, September 24, 2012 in the Sinton Cemetery.

Monroe Otto Jauer

Monroe Otto Jauer, Jr., 87, passed away early Thursday morning, September 20, 2012 at his home in Oakville, Texas. Born to Monroe Otto Jauer, Sr. and Callie Marie Appling on January 27, 1925, he was the third of nine children. He served in the Army-Air Corp during WWII returning home in 1946. He was the coach of the Giants Baseball Team that won the city championship for the Robstown Little League. He and his wife, Jean, just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 1, 2012.

He is a former resident of Robstown, Texas where he worked and retired from the City of Robstown Utility Company for 35 years. He also maintained a working ranch and farming lifestyle while working for the Robstown Power Plant.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Marie Blair from Harlingen, Texas and Wilma Faye Dennis from Orange Grove, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; three sons, Monroe a.k.a. Monte (Mary) of Corpus Christi, Texas, Larry (Karen) and Randy (Cindy) all of Kountze, Texas; one daughter, Vickie (Rick) Wilson of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters and brothers, Marian Shenk, Velma Worden, Frances Hurley, Pauline Neal, Clyde Jauer, and Robert “Buddy” Jauer; four grandsons; four granddaughters; eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Robstown Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be his family, including Monte Jauer, Larry Jauer, Randy Jauer, Rick Wilson, Gregg Wilson and Brian Wilson.

Honorary pallbearer will be Eddie Shenk.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to River Hills Baptist Church Building Fund or to your favorite charity