Archive for June, 2014

Ruben Escobar, Jr.

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Ruben Escobar, Jr., age 52, of Robstown, Texas passed away after a short illness on June 27, 2014 surrounded by his beloved family. He was born December 14, 1961 in Robstown, Texas to Ruben, Sr. and Adelia Escobar.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a niece, Cheyenne Cantu and his special pets Sonny and Sydney.

Ruben is survived by his sisters, Janie E. (Joe) Perez, Delia Escobar, Julie E. (Oswaldo) Olmeda, Cleo E. Mireles, Pearla E. (Rudy) Rendon; brother, Ronnie (Rosie) Escobar; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation with the family will be from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 29, 2014 with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas.

Interment will follow at the Robstown Memorial Park.

The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to the nurses and Sound Doctors at the ICU Unit at Spohn South Hospital and to his nephew, Orlando Perez and his niece Samantha Olmeda.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Benjamin “Bennie” Malik

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Benjamin (Bennie) Frank Malik, 86, went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2014 after a five year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born in Robstown, Texas on July 24, 1927 to Thomas and Sophie Malik and lived in Victoria, Texas for over forty years. He later moved to Llano in 2011 to be closer to his family.

Bennie married Frieda Veit on June 13, 1950 in Corpus Christi, Texas. They celebrated their 64th Anniversary this year. He retired from Lack’s Furniture stores where he was employed for over 45 years. Bennie was passionate about his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Bennie was preceded in death by his two brothers, George and Emil Malik.

He is survived by his wife, Frieda Malik, his sons, Benjamin Malik, Mark Malik, Greg Malik, his daughters, Janelle Malik and Jennifer Hoepfl; daughter-in-law Sherri Malik, son-in-law Paul Hoepfl and family friend Suzanne Toler, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be on Monday, June 30, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 P.M. at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel, 12497 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 603 N 1st St., Robstown, Texas with Rev. Gerard “Jerry” Sheehan as celebrant.

Interment will follow in the Robstown Memorial Park.

Marshall Wayne Shambo

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Marshall Wayne Shambo, 31, passed away June 16th, 2014. He was born November 10th, 1982, in Corpus Christi, to Milton ‘Wayne’ Shambo and Donna Shambo-Voyles.

He attended Flour Bluff High School. He served in the United States Air Force and continued to be actively involved with the American Legion and all of their many charity functions over the years. He was a father, son, brother, and friend to many. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and boating. His passing is shared with his girlfriend Ronnie Jean Renfro. They will both be mourned and remembered forever.

He is preceded in death by his father, Wayne Shambo.

He is survived by his two children, Jacob and Avery Shambo, mother Donna Shambo-Voyles; sisters, Tammy Arndt and Heather VanMetre; brother-in-law Audric Arndt, nephews – Mason and Tyler Arndt; step mother, Debbie VanMetre, step brother and sister-in-law Brian and Jennifer VanMetre and their children Axel and Coral VanMetre; grandparents, Garth and Josie Herro, K and Sam Shaheen, and Milton and Daisy Shambo; and many loved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial Services will be conducted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014, at the Sawyer-George Funeral Chapel at 10:00 A.M. with Chaplain Walter Parr, Jr. officiating.

Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Wounded Warriors or The American Legion. Checks can be made to either program and mailed to Ken Stewart at 1005 HWY 35 N, Rockport, TX 78382.

Lee Doubrava

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Lee Doubrava, 77, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2014 at her home after a long illness. She was born March 23, 1937 in Linton, Indiana. Lee was a longtime member of the Arlington Heights Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy Ashcraft and Iva Mae Carr Ashcraft Bassett, her step-father, Robert Kenneth Bassett, and her sister, Jacqueline Joyce Bocook.

She is survived by her husband, Allen Doubrava; her daughter, Lorri Doubrava; her sons, Allen “Butch” Doubrava, Jr. and Keith Doubrava; her brother, Kenneth (Gretchen) Bassett; one grandson, Jonathan Flack; one great grandson, Marcus Martinez, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 P.M. until 6 P.M. with the family present from 4 P.M. until 6 P.M. Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Arlington Heights Church of Christ with Gary Lowe officiating. Graveside services will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore, Texas with Gene Polvado officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Canning, Joey Canning, Gary Doubrava, Bill Johnson, Don Staley and Rick Staley.

Those who wish may make contributions to Bandina Christian Youth Camp, % Jerry Bishop, P. O. Box 3383, Alice, Texas 78333.

The family would like to thank Beverly Ross, Lydia Martinez, Ann Garl and the New Century Hospice staff for their loving care.

John F. Maxwell, Sr.

John F. Maxwell, Sr., 99, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away June 8, 2014. He was born June 1, 1915 in Ennis, Texas to Clifford Lee and Ethel Julia Slagle Maxwell. Mr. Maxwell was a member of Kings Crossing Church of Christ. Early in his career he worked for Humble Oil and Refining and then retired from the U.S. Navy Public Works after 30 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Mary Louise Maxwell in 2003, his parents and three brothers, Dr. Ernest Maxwell, Dr. Everett Maxwell and Walter Maxwell.

He is survived by his daughter, Jan (Bob) Kraner of Spring, Texas; his son, John F. (Karen) Maxwell, Jr. of Abilene, Texas; five grandchildren, Marc (Lisa) Maxwell of Portland, Oregon, Mary Beth (Charlton) Taylor of Trenton, Michigan, Jana (Alan) Austin of Mesquite, Texas, Rob (Courtney) Kraner of McKinney, Texas, and Cliff (Dena) Kraner of Spring, Texas; 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Visitation with the family present will be from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Friday, June 20, 2014 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Charlton Taylor officiating. Burial will follow.

Pallbearers will be Rob Kraner, Cliff Kraner, Marc Maxwell, Cal Jennings, Robert Maxwell and Charlton Taylor.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Northland Christian School, 4363 Sylvanfield Drive, Houston, Texas 77014.