Archive for February, 2018

Steven Jack Deer

Deer, Steven

Steven Jack Deer passed away February 20. 2018 at the age of 60. He was  born in Beeville, Texas November 28, 1957.  He lived in Corpus Christi all of his life.

He graduated from Calallen High School and attended Texas A & I in Kingsville.

Steve worked at LyondellBasel for thirty five years, retiring in 2017. Steve loved playing golf, fishing, cooking, and making his father’s special hot sauce.  He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.

Steve’s father, his grandparents, and his wife preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son. Steven Jack II (Jenn and daughter Cadence), mother, Marilee; brothers, David (Cheryl) and Jeffrey (Kay) and several nieces and nephews.

No services are planned at this time.

Phyllis Kay Kutz

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Phyllis Kay Kutz, age 66, went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2018 in Corpus Christi. She was born to Arthur Datesman and Ethel G. Kutz.

Phyllis was in banking for over 30 years. She loved her animals, dancing, enjoyed reading and wrote poetry. She was a loving and caring sister always.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Arthur “Manny” D. Kutz III and her sister, Sharon E. Wells.

Phyllis is survived by her siblings, Ethel Ann Gaither, Janice Hutton, Marilyn Mostella and Bill Kutz; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.


Yvonne S. “Bonnie” Taylor

Taylor, Bonnie

On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018, Bonnie Taylor, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, passed away at the age of 83 years. Bonnie will be forever remembered by her brother George Ernst, her son Jeff and his children Jessica and Kenneth, and her son Michael (Kristina) and his children Tara (daughter Avri), Mason, Grant, and Logan. Bonnie will also be forever remembered by her extended family and dear friends.

In addition to being a wonderful housewife & homemaker, she was an active member of Calallen Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society, volunteered with the Boy Scouts, Oil Belt Little League baseball, the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show, Calallen schools, and many other organizations, but her biggest joy was being with her family.

Bonnie was a beautiful presence in everyone’s life she touched, and a loving, caring soul until the end.

Bonnie is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Taylor, her mother Pearl B. Pulchney (Gudith), and her father Frank Allison.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 25, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, TX 78410.

Funeral services will be held in memory of Bonnie on Monday, February 26th, at 10:00 a.m., at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, with Pastor Jack Willoughby officiating.

Interment will be in the Robstown Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Bonnie may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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.