Archive for March, 2013

Kelby Joe Boultinghouse

Boultinghouse, Kelby

Kelby Joe Boultinghouse, 62, of Corpus Christi, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 29, 2013 at his home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born July 17, 1950. Kelby loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and was a loyal fan of the Calallen Wildcats where he graduated from high school.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe V. and Anna Bell Whitfield Boultinghouse.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Deb Boultinghouse; his sons, Kyle and Kelby Boultinghouse, Harley, Missy and Chico, his loyal companions all of Corpus Christi, Texas; his sister, Kathy (Carroll) Estes of Vernal, Utah and their son, Travis Estes of Salt Lake City, Utah, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Mary Beth Green of Milton, Virginia and their children Peter Green and Rebecca Douglas.

Memorial services will be conducted at 3 P.M. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at River Hills Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Simmons officiating.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 7400 Louis Pasteur, Suite 200, San Antonio, Texas 78229-4542 or to Lost Pet Hotline, P. O. Box 271999, Corpus Christi, Texas 78427-1999 or any pet rescue organization of your choice.

The family would like to thank his longtime caregiver, Evelyn Garcia, his other caregivers, Elma Sanchez and Maria Gonzalez for their special and loving care of Kelby and also to everyone at Lighthouse Hospice, especially Dr. Kent Tompkins, Andrea and Paula.

Sheridan “Judge” Corbin Lewis, III

Lewis, Sheridan

Sheridan “Judge” Corbin Lewis, III, was born in Orange, California, September 6, 1946 to Marguerite Carter Lewis and Sheridan C. Lewis, Jr. His grandfather was S. C. Lewis, Sr., owner of Southern Community Gas Company in Corpus Christi and a major contributor to the Boys Club of Corpus Christi.

He graduated in 1964 from Robstown High School where he was a member of the golf team. The summer after graduation, he and a friend traveled throughout the state of Texas in his 1963 Corvette. Sheridan graduated from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in May, 1969 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army in the officer’s candidate program and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Benning, Georgia. His first tour of duty was at Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Clayton, Panama Canal Zone. He served a tour at Stanton Army Airfield, South Korea as a missile officer in charge of training Republic of Korea officers. At this time he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. Sheridan served his final tour of duty at Fort Ord, California in charge of the Sixth Army Rifle matches. His reserve rank was Captain.

Upon his return to Texas, Sheridan worked for The Western Company as a cementer and management intern. In 1974, he joined a division of B. J. Hughes Tool Company as an offshore cementer working from Aberdeen, Scotland. While with Hughes Oil, he held other positions, which allowed him to travel abroad extensively. Transferring back to Houston in 1987, he remained with divisions of Hughes Tool until 1990 when he went to work for NowCam, a division of CamCo Oil Field Service Company. During the years he spent abroad, Lewis made sales trips to all the Soviet Bloc countries and the Middle East. In 1995, Sheridan joined Mico, Inc., where he worked until his retirement in 2011.

Sheridan returned to his hometown of Corpus Christi, where he loved fishing, boating, and traveling throughout the Caribbean and Mexico. He loved cars, especially vintage Jaguars. Sheridan was a member of Parkdale Baptist Church. Sheridan had an intense love for family, friends, and always greeted people with a smile.

Sheridan was preceded in death by his parents, Marguerite “Margie” Lewis and Sheridan C. Lewis, Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Pamala Lewis. He is also survived by his children, Sheridan “Chip” C. Lewis, IV and wife, Natalie of Winder, Georgia and Samuel Fox Lewis of Corpus Christi, Texas. Sheridan is also survived by his sisters, Lisa Mitchell of Corpus Christi, Texas and Michelle Laird and husband, Jimmy, of Fredericksburg, Texas. He is also survived by his step-children, Christina Smith, Lacey Flores and husband, Daniel, Aimee Smith all of Austin, Texas, and Jonathan Smith and wife, Rebecca, of Houston, Texas. Sheridan is also survived by eight grandchildren, Caitlyn, Alyssa, Sofia, Presley, Bridget, Greyson, Ryan and Blake.

Visitation will be from 2 P.M. until 7 P.M. with the family present from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie D. Watson officiating.

Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be conducted at 1 P.M. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkdale Baptist Church Memorial Fund in memory of Sheridan C. Lewis, III.

William “Bill” Carl Bernsen

Bernsen, Bill

William “Bill” Carl Bernsen, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born June 25, 1927 in Violet, Texas to William Theodore and Katherine Hoelscher Bernsen. Bill graduated from Calallen High School, was a U.S. Navy veteran, a respected farmer in the Violet-Robstown area, a member of the Corpus Christi Vintage Car Club, a member of the VFW Post 7841 and lifelong member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet. His love of farming had deep roots beginning as a boy on the family farm. He was particular about his crops and fields. He was inseparable from his wife, Norine, and especially proud of his daughters and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Maurice Bernsen. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Norine Bernsen of Corpus Christi, Texas; his daughters, Nancy Higgs, Connie (Brad) Bihner of Houston, Texas, Gail (Dennis ) Gilbert of Linn Creek, Missouri and Carol (Butch) Kocurek of Robstown, Texas; his brothers, Leon Bernsen, Sr. and Tom (Delores) Bernsen of Robstown, Texas; his sisters, Betty Schlottman of Rosebud, Texas, Barbara (Walter) Greenwood of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Virginia (Dick) Means of Corpus Christi, Texas; his grandchildren, Brett (Kate) Bihner, Blake Bihner, Donna Higgs and Conrad Higgs all of Houston, Texas and Trey Kocurek of Robstown, Texas; one great grandchild coming soon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

With his passing, we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated, although we will miss him everyday, especially his winning smile. He never knew a stranger.

Visitation is at 6 P.M. Monday, April 1, 2013 at St. Anthony Catholic Church at Violet, Texas with the Holy Rosary to be recited at 7 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at St. Anthony Catholic Church at Violet, Texas with Rev. Msgr. Celestine Murray as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Violet, Texas.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren in addition to Edmund Hoelscher, Leon Bernsen, Jr. and George Malik. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Jalufka, Matt Danysh, Frank Trevino and Joe Blossman.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to St. Anthony Church Building Fund (3918 CR 61, Robstown, TX 78380) or the Violet Historical Society.

Sean Lee Riley

Riley, Sean

Sean Lee Riley, 24, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013. He was born July 20, 1988 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

He attended Tuloso-Midway schools from kindergarten until he graduated in 2006 from Tuloso-Midway High School. While at Tuloso-Midway he played golf, basketball, football, baseball and ran track. He was a member of Chaparral 4H Club and Tuloso-Midway FFA and always enjoyed participating in the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show. He graduated from Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi in 2010 with a degree in Business Administration. He was an altar server for 10 years at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church. Sean enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing guitar, karaoke, golfing, wakeboarding, snow skiing, two-stepping, drinking beer, going to concerts and trips to the Frio River.

Sean was raised with a strong work ethic and started his lawn mowing business when he was 15 years old and continued that and working at Discount Tires until he graduated from college. After graduation he began working for Halliburton in January, 2011 as a field service representative.

Sean was a wonderful son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to all that knew and loved him and he will be greatly missed but will live in our hearts forever.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Billy T. Franklin, Sr. and Richard Pineda.

He is survived by his parents, Robert and Tamera Riley of Corpus Christi, Texas; his sisters, Danielle and Jenna Riley of Corpus Christi, Texas; his grandparents, Patricia Franklin of Corpus Christi, Texas, Loleta Riley of Robstown, Texas and Bob Riley of Sandia, Texas; his great grandfather, Ted Patterson of Kingsville, Texas; his aunts and uncles, Billy, Jr. and Paige Franklin, Rory and Holly Riley, Shane and Gail Riley, Donnie and Vickie Menn and Larry and Debbie Riley; his cousins, Alex, Noelle, Austin, Tessa, Corey, Allison, Cynder, Blaine, Nikki, Jake, Ashley, Brittany, Stephanie, Micah, Grayson and Jameson; numerous second cousins, great aunts and uncles and other family members and many friends.

Visitation will begin one hour before the Rosary at the church.

The Rosary will be recited at 7 P.M. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Friday, March 22, 2013 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Morgan Rowsome as celebrant. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Jon Cooper, John Crawford, Billy Franklin, Jr., Jason Malone, John Mayo, Dustin Nichols, Blaine Riley and Micah Riley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wade Faulkenberry, Zach Holub, Corey Menn, Brandon Richter, Austin Riley, Grayson Riley, Jake Riley, Jameson Riley and Taylor Wymer.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church Altar Servers.

Peggy Gene Brinkman

Brinkman, Peggy

Peggy Gene Brinkman, 76, passed away on March 18, 2013 after a sudden illness. She was born on December 7, 1936 in Brackettville, Texas to Floyd Earle and Mary Emagene Farris Gray. Peggy was a lifelong homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She enjoyed gardening, needlework, was an avid reader, excellent cook and baker, painter and lover of birds and animals.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Jerry Gray, her daughter, Melissa James, her son, James Brinkman, and her granddaughter, Sara Marshall.

She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, William Edward “Eddie” Brinkman; her daughters, Sheri (Marc) Marshall, Elizabeth (Steve) Holder, Sandra (Glen) Williams, Trina (Frank) DiPerna, and Sally Brinkman; her sons, Justin (Kelli) Moulder, Jeff (Melaine) Moulder, and William, Jr. (Dianna) Brinkman; twenty grandchildren; five great grandchildren; her aunt Alice Cragg; her niece, Stephanie Spreeman and numerous cousins. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be from 2 P.M. until 8 P.M. with the family present from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to the American Cancer Society.