Archive for February, 2014

Gaylene Janelle Hinze

Hinze, Gaylene

Gaylene Janelle Hinze of Corpus Christi, age 53, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014.

A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be conducted Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in Robstown with Pastor Ronald C. Bessert officiating.

Born on August 5, 1960 in Robstown to Melvin and Dolores (Eggert) Hinze, Gaylene will forever be remembered for her dedication to her family, her strength and determination, and her loving nature. Her passions included cooking, vacationing with her family, and spending time with her cats. Education was of paramount importance to Gaylene, and she was in constant pursuit of learning. Gaylene was a graduate of Tuloso-Midway High School and Texas Lutheran University, where she earned a BA degree with majors in General Business and Economics. She also earned an Elementary Teaching Certificate from Corpus Christi State University.

Gaylene was predeceased by her father. She is survived by her son, Braden Sides, whose love and devotion for his Mom has been unwavering; her mother, Dolores; her sister, Cynthia Hinze and her brother-in-law, Robert Scott. She is also survived by numerous other loving family members and friends.

Memorial contributions in Gaylene’s honor may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 250, Dallas, Texas 75244 (or online at (Donate, Memorial Gift)), or to Texas Lutheran University, The Eggert Family Scholarship, 1000 West Court Street, Seguin, Texas, 78155.

Marie T. Jolley

Jolley, Marie

Marie T. Jolley passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

She was 83. Marie was born on May 14, 1930 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Edward and Adelene Taylor.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Billie Jolley; son, Chris Jolley; brother, Kenneth Taylor.

She is survived by five children, Linda Fuhrken, Vickie Toomes, Floyd (Mike) Jolley, Lloyd (Denise) Jolley and David (Brandy) Jolley; sister, Virginia Rawlins; brother, John (Lillie) Taylor; sister-in-law, Bonnie Taylor; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Harold Lee Taylor, Sr.

Taylor, Harold L.

Harold Lee Taylor, Sr., 91 passed away on February 19, 2014 after a long illness and is now in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Harold was born in Gouldbusk, Texas on April 8, 1922 to John Lloyd Taylor and Ruby (Cozart) Taylor. He was raised in Gouldbusk, Texas and San Marcos, Texas along with his four brothers; Jesse Taylor, Henry Taylor, Houston Taylor and Arthur Taylor and also two sisters, Lottie Hominick and Vera Denyer. Harold moved with his family to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1934 when he was 12 years old. He attended Roy Miller High School and then was employed in the restaurant business. He joined the United States Navy in 1942 and became a First Class Seaman and was a World War II veteran. Harold was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1943. He met the “love of his life,” Mary Vera (Garcia) Taylor in 1944 and within a few months, they were happily married and were inseparable for 70 years. Harold and Mary married on February 19, 1944. Harold and Mary had raised 8 wonderful children in Corpus Christi, Texas. The eight children are Harold Lee Taylor, Jr. (Vera) of Fredericksburg, Texas, Bobbie Ellen Guynes, John Lloyd Taylor, (MaryAnn) of Vail, Arizona, Rex Allen Taylor (Janet) of Corpus Christi, Texas, Darrell Sean Taylor, Kathryn Vera Charba of Corpus Christi, Texas, Janet Marie Thibodeaux (Troy) of Churchpoint, Louisiana and Robert Wayne Taylor of Temecula, California and Ayala (George) Munoz. Harold and Mary also have 16 beautiful grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. Harold was employed with Yellow Cab Company in Corpus Christi, Texas for 40 years, was employed as a truck driver and was employed in the restaurant business. In his retirement years, Harold loved to tinker in his garden, watch John Wayne movies, socialize with his friends and neighbors in the Sea Breeze community and most of all sit on his porch with his beloved wife, Mary and talk about the “good old times” when they were growing up and about their married life, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchild. Harold will be remarkably remembered as a loving, caring gentleman that loved his beautiful, sweet wife Mary, adored his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great grandchild and loved to be sociable and charitable to everyone he met. Harold will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, especially his family and close, dear friends and fondly remembered as a gentleman that had a kindred soul for everyone that walked into his life and he into their lives.

Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1:00pm on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be at 2:00pm on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Brandi Renee Benavidez

Benavidesz, Brandi

Brandi Renee Benavidez, 27, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014. She was born April 28, 1986 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Brandi graduated from Calallen High School in 2004 and attended Del Mar College. She was a writer and photographer and a member of Annaville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rene Benavidez, Jr.

She is survived by her mother and second father, Mary F. and Ramon “Ray” Munguia of Corpus Christi, Texas; her brothers, Michael (Sylvia) Bullock of Corpus Christi, Texas, Jason (Beverly) Benavidez of Pennsylvania, and Joseph (Katie) Benavidez of Texas; her grandparents, Golden Frances (David) Arnett, Franklin (Nancy) Adams and Rene Benavidez, Sr. all of Corpus Christi, Texas; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be from 3 P.M. until 8 P.M. with the family present from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Friday, February 21, 2014 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Annaville Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Robstown Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Michael Bullock, Jason Benavidez, David Arnett, Matt Potter, David Colunga and Lucas Garcia.

J.D. Hofer

Hofer, JD

J.D. Hofer, 80, a lifetime south Texas resident departed this life peacefully to be in the presence of the Lord, Monday, February 17th. He was born in Mercedes, Texas on June 12, 1933.

J.D. is preceded in death by his parents Fred and Letha Hofer, brother Joe Paul and his beloved daughter, June Debra Hofer. He leaves loved ones, his wife of 57 years, Joan, son, J.D. Jr. (Janel), daughters, Janet(Chad) and Jennifer(Jimmy), and his 5 grandchildren Kelsey, Keeley, Korey, Camden, and Connor.

With a big heart, Grandad, as known by the family, never met a stranger. He was active in the U.S. Army 1956-1959 and continued with school while serving. He was a self-taught engineer that worked his whole life and loved the people at his workplace. Grandad enjoyed traveling to gun shows especially in the company of his gun buddies. He belonged to the N.R.A. and I.S.A and he was also the 5th lifetime member of the Remington Society of America. He was always on the operating side of the camera capturing family moments. Family was the main priority and every grandchild knew that they could count on Grandad. He wanted nothing more than to watch them grow and selflessly supported them the whole way. Dearly missed but forever in our life, we love you Grandad.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Odem, Texas.

Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.