Archive for February, 2018

Doris Gayle Graham

Doris Gayle Graham of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

She was born April 4, 1944 in Santa Maria, California to Robert L. and Edna F. O’Dell. They moved to Texas in 1950 and finally settled in Andrews, Texas, where she attended Andrews High School and was a member of the Mustang marching band. She played clarinet and truly enjoyed and talked fondly of her years and friends in the band.

She met and married the love of her life, J.W. “Dub” Graham while in Andrews. They married on January 20, 1962 and enjoyed 56 years together. They had two children, Monte Dale and Ka-Lynn. They moved around following the oilfield until they finally settled in Corpus Christi where she went to work for Target Drilling in 1979 and remained in the same building through many name changes until finally retiring in 2015 from Pool Company. She loved her job and she loved her family and was truly devoted to both.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her loving husband, J.W. “Dub” Graham; children, Monte (Audrey) Graham and Ka-Lynn Graham; her brother, Robert Doren O’Dell; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and love to her caregiver for the last eleven months. This woman was a godsend to our family and we will forever be thankful for the wonderful care and love she gave our mother. She will forever hold a special place in our hearts and remain a part of our family. “We thank you so much, Mrs. Edna Garza. You are an angel sent straight from heaven.

We love you.”

There is a memorial service being held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

All are welcome at the house of Dub Graham at 9341 Moonbeam Trail, Corpus Christi, Texas, after the service for visitation.

Clarence Edward Jauer

Jauer, Clarence

Clarence Edward Jauer went to be with the Lord on February 17, 2018 after a long illness.  He was known affectionately as Uncle Clarence to his nieces and nephews and their friends, as a loving brother to his siblings and as a kind and gentle man to his friends.

Clarence was born at his parent’s home in Robstown, Texas on August 30, 1939. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryan E. Jauer and Clara Isensee Jauer; his nephew, Cullen Wade Wright; and sister-in-law, Melba Jauer.

He left behind his brother and farming partner for 50 years, Bryan Jauer, Jr. of Corpus Christi, Texas, his brother, Danny (Lora) Jauer of Corpus Christi, Texas and his sister, Connie (Bill) Wright of Sandia, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great great nieces and great great nephews.

Clarence enjoyed meeting together with his friends at the Northwest Senior Center. He loved his church family at Christ Central Baptist Church where he was a charter member and there made his profession of faith and was baptized.  He loved family reunions with his aunts, uncles and cousins.  Clarence graduated from Robstown High School in 1957 where he was a member of the marching band and played the clarinet.  After high school he went to Del Mar College where he received his Associates Degree and then to Texas A & I University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1963.  After college his desire for farming was stronger than his desire for teaching, so he followed in his father’s footsteps and tilled the land.  He enjoyed music, played the piano, listened to polka music and gardened.

Visitation with the family present will be from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ralph Green officiating. Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Christ Central Baptist Church Building Fund, 13330 Leopard Street, Ste 6, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410, or to your favorite charity.

We would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Doctors Regional Hospital in the ICU for their compassionate and loving care, to the caretakers from National Nursing and a special thanks to Rosie Rosales for being a true and faithful friend while caring for him. Most of all, thank you to Sydonia Wright (niece) and Kristian Wright (great niece) for the care and love you have always given him, especially while he was so very ill.

Patrick (Pat) Horak,

Horak, Patrick

Patrick (Pat) Horak, of Mathis, Texas, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Brown Horak, Children, Daughters Tressy Horak and Ramey Horak, Son, Kelly Horak, Step Children, Joei Crocker Cooper and Jason Crocker, (8) Grandchildren and (5) Great Grandchildren.  He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. with the Rosary recited at 7:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M. in the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Clayton C. Cardwell

Cardwell, Clayton

Clayton C. Cardwell passed away peacefully February 14, 2018 at the age of 90. Clayton was born September 26, 1927 in Robstown, Texas to Odom L. Cardwell and Annie Wasson Cardwell. Clayton Graduated from Robstown High School and attended Texas A & I in Kingsville. He Served in the Navy aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Fighting Hancock. In 2004 was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mattie Sue. Survivors include his son, Jerry, of Robstown, daughter, Cindy (Thomas) Mullenix of Calallen, grandson Matt (Sarah) Mullenix, of Corpus Christi, granddaughter Dillon (Aaron) Duval of New Braunfels, great granddaughters Maegan and Emma Mullenix of Corpus Christi, and one brother, Jack Cardwell of Robstown.Clayton was employed by the Celanese Corporation in Bishop, Texas for over 30 years. After his retirement he served as a consultant for Stubbs Overbeck for several more years. Clayton enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing and watching football. He enjoyed getting together with his family as often as possible.He will be missed by his family, friends, buddies at Carmen’s, and his faithful lab, Candy. Pall bearers: Henry Smith, Buddy Malek, Jerry Rychetsky, John Lloyd Bluntzer, Mark Gould, and Tommy Gould. Honorary pallbearers are his friends from Carmen’s Coffee Club. The family wishes to thank Doctors Rasmussen, Badrudin, and Dinn as well as the staff at Tri-Sun River Ridge and Harbor Hospice.

Visitation with the family will be on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 1: 30 until 2:00 P.M. followed by a funeral service at 2:00 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.In lieu of flowers please consider making donations to the American Cancer Society.

Roberto F. Rodriguez

Rodriguez, Roberto

Roberto F. Rodriguez, 88, entered into eternal rest on February 12, 2018. He was the husband of Minerva L. Rodriguez. They shared 66 years together.

Born in Flowella, Texas, he was the son of Fortunato and Viviana Rodriguez.

He is survived by his wife, Minerva Rodriguez; his children, Maria Minerva and Francisco Perez, Maria Thelma and Rolando Bazan, Mary Pauline Rodriguez, Robert and Mary Rodriguez, Ruben Rodriguez, Irene and Fredrick Prescott, Omar Rodriguez, Rosemary and James Massaro; his sister, Conrada Lopez. He had 28 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

He served in the U.S. Air force from 1946 -1949. He received the World War II victory medal and Army of Occupation (Japan). He was called back into service in 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked as an Aircraft Electrician for 45 years at the Army Depot in Corpus Christi and Alameda, California.

The visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Sawyer George Funeral Home Chapel with the Rosary to follow at 7:00 P.M.

The funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 16, 2018 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church with interment to follow at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity