Archive for April, 2015

Amy Strzinek

Amy Strzinek, 74, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Strzinek; her son, Tommy Kinard Jr.; her stepdaughter, Cindy Krnavek; her sister, Carol Hughes Morgan; and her brother, Andrew “Sonny” Hughes.

She is survived by her brother, Rick Reed of Austin, Texas; her stepdaughters, Ann (Derwood) Cann of Ben Wheeler, Texas and Susan (Luis) Alva of Corpus Christi, Texas; her stepson, Curtis (Jill) Strzinek of Robstown, Texas; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Amy will be laid to rest in Memory Gardens Cemetery.


Teena Rose Deal McGinnis

McGinnis, Teena

Teena Rose Deal McGinnis passed away April 18, 2015 at her home.  Teena was born on June 13, 1957 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Jacob B. “Red” Deal and Norma D. “Dee” Sparks Deal.  She was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  Teena was a graduate of Calallen High School class of 1975.

Teena is preceded by her parents, her ex-husband, Herbert H. McGinnis and an infant sister, Angel Daughter Deal.

She is survived by her children, Tommy C. McGinnis (Gloria),  Elishia McGinnis (Stephen Collins) and Cody McGinnis; grandchildren, Lupe McGinnis and Cassety McGinnis; brother, James R.”Bubba” Deal (Leslie); sister, Rebecca “Becky” Deal Van Cleve (John); Aunt, Joyce Sparks Wright; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  She is survived by her ex-companion, David Gonzales.

Memorial services will be conducted on Thursday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Thomas Michael “Mike” Orem, Sr.

Orem, Thomas

Mike Orem, Sr. passed away on April 11, 2015 after a 19 year battle with cancer.  He was born on November 11, 1943 in Dallas, Texas to Morris and Jewel Orem.

Mike proudly served his country in the  U. S. Marine Corps.  He retired from Koch Refining (Flint Hills Refining) after 31 years of work.  He enjoyed helping family, friends,  neighbors and everyone he could.  Mike spent numerous years and  a generous amount of time at Northwest Little Miss Kickball where a field has been named in his honor.

He  was a loving and caring husband, father, brother, uncle and friend.

Mike is survived by his wife, Eva Cardona Orem;  children, Danyailla Flores-Orem,  Mike Orem, Jr. (Emily), Michelle Bauch (Brian), Denise George (Reggie), Carlos Flores (Maria Bone),  Donaciano Flores, Jr. (Esther), Maria Flores (Jash Hubbard); siblings, Patrick Orem (Judy) and Dixie Lincoln;  and 12 grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am Monday, April 20, 2015, at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church.  Inurnment will follow in Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery at 12 noon.

Lena Mae McElroy


Lena Mae McElroy, age 78, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away April 11, 2015.  She was born July 7, 1936 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Tommy Lee and Annie Brown.

Lena attended Tuloso-Midway High School and was a longtime resident of the Calallen area.  She drove a school bus for Calallen I.S.D. for forty years and was a member of Annaville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennett Ray McElroy in 1986 and is survived by her daughter, Linda (Kurt) Ursrey; sons, Darryl (Carol) McElroy, Kenneth (Vicki) McElroy, Allen (Audrey) McElroy, Bennett Ray (Betty) McElroy, Jr.; sister, Dorothy Foster; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Justin Moss officiating.

Interment will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Kaya Alexis Horman

On April 6, 2015 we were blessed with two beautiful girls. On April 9th, Kaya Alexis Horman earned her wings to fly with Jesus.  Though just three days old, she touched the lives of many.  We never claim to know God’s plan but we trust in Him and his decisions. We were lucky and grateful to have her the short time we had together.  The lessons learned from a three day old child were amazing and just like her will never be forgotten.

This beautiful little baby girl is now our guardian angel, especially for her little twin sister Keira and her big brother Ryder.  God opened Heaven’s gate and welcomed his newest angel.

She is survived by her loving parents, Brooks & Dominique Horman; her brother, Ryder Rolls and twin sister, Keira Horman;  paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Susie Horman and maternal grandparents, David and Debbie Torres; great grandmother Betty Fisher; great grandfather, Jim, Sr. & Paulette Horman; her aunts, Cami & Jamie Horman; uncle, David Torres ,Jr. and Katie Kishner. She was loved by so many aunts, uncles, great aunts & great uncles and numerous cousins and lots of family friends.

Services will be held on April 13, 2015 at the Annaville Baptist Church at 10:00 A.M. with burial service immediately following at Evergreen Cemetery in Odem. Lunch reception will follow at church for all to attend.