Archive for October, 2018

Rodney Kent Stanford

Stanford, Rodney

Rodney Kent Stanford passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 at the age of 73.

He is survived by sons, Rick and Wes Stanford; grandchildren, Taylor, Lauren, Aubrey, Kane, and Zoe;

nine great grandchildren; sisters, Gaylyn Gunter (Dennis) and Ernestine “Tieney” (Wyatt); brother, John; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia; son, Kevin; parents, John and Gladys; sisters, Vicki (Walker) and Doris (Wise), and brothers Rube, Thurman, and Noel.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Entombment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum.

Kennard H. Schanen

Schanen, Kennard

Kennard H. Schanen, age 87, passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 at Windsor-Calallen.  He was born January 29, 1931 in Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas to Henry and Annie Hoelscher Schanen.

He was an Army veteran stationed in Indiana and Germany.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Melvin Schanen and two nephews, Frank Maskey and Keith Motl,  a brother-in-law,  Roy Motl.

He is survived by his sisters, Betty (Harry) Maskey of Moulton, Texas and Mary Ann Motl of Visalia, California; his brother, Dr. Giles (Jo Ann) Schanen of Greenville, South Carolina; friend, Ellen Ross and her children of Corpus Christi, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

The Rosary will be recited on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet, Texas.

Burial will follow at 1:00 P.M. at Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Guadalupe A. Ruiz

Ruiz, Guadalupe

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On the morning of 22 Oct 2018, Guadalupe A. Ruiz, 85, of Corpus Christi, Tx, went peacefully to be with our Lord in Heaven, and with her husband, Eduardo, of 59 years of marriage. She was born in Falfurrias, Tx, on 13 June 1933, to the late Anastasio and Maria Elena Almaraz. On 25 Aug 1957 in Laredo Tx, she married Eduardo Ruiz, the love of her life, till his death on 30 Jan 2017. Lupita was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was always ready to lend a hand without complaint. She and her husband were very active members of St. Peter’s Church. She was always a devout Catholic, and attributed meeting our wonderful dad to her devout prayers.She was preceded in death by her siblings, Elodia, Saul, Santiago, Delia, and Nena.Lupita was a loving wife, mother of 5, grandmother of 5 and great-grandmother of 6. She leaves behind her children, George, Nora, Gloria (Gary) Sykora, Ricardo, Norma (Mark) Kozlowski, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will begin on Monday, 29 October 2018, at 5pm with the Rosary to follow at 7pm at Sawyer-George Funeral Home (12497 Leopard St. Corpus Christi, 78410). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30am on Tuesday, 30 October 2018, at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church (3901 Violet Rd., Corpus Christi,Tx 78410). Burial will follow at 1pm at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery (9974 I-37 Access Rd).In lieu of flowers, family ask that donations be made to ALZ.ORG.

Lillian Lee Lance Grant

Grant, Lillian

Lillian Lee Lance Grant, 87, of Robstown, Texas passed away October 23, 2018 at home. She was born on February 27, 1931 in Refugio Texas to Myrtle Lois Coward Lance and William Cleo Lance. She was the youngest of 7 children. She was a proud graduate of Corpus Christi High School Class of 1948. She married the love of her life, Donald “Donnie” Anthony Grant on February 17, 1949. They were married 69 ½ years until his passing on July 30, 2018. She enjoyed being involved in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities. Lillian was a great cook and enjoyed preparing Sunday dinners for the entire family. She always said there was always room for one more at her table. She battled stage 4 metastatic breast cancer for the last 2 ½ years with grace and strength.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donnie; her parents; sister, Mary Lee Tomlinson; brothers, Billy, JR, Leonard, Earl and her twin brother, Lee Roy Lance; and daughter-in-law, Kelley Hodge Grant.

Lillian is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Mark) Davis; son, Robert (Adela) Grant; grandson, Ryan (Abigail) Grant and grandson, Aaron (KC) Grant; great grandson, Luke Smith; great granddaughter, Reba Grant; and special canine companion, Shorty. She also leaves behind her special sister-in-law, Bettiejo Lance; many nieces and nephews; dear friends, Charles and Dora Tenpenny, Patricia Ehrhart and her Manchester family. Special thanks to Carla Trevino and Celeste Rosas for the loving care given to our parents over the last 2 years.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2pm-4pm at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery located at 9974  IH 37 on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 11:00 am.

A celebration of life lunch will be held after the graveside service at the Grant homestead in Calallen.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to your favorite charity.

Tobey Eric Fuqua

Tobey Eric Fuqua (Husband, Father, Brother), 67, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 19, 2018. Tobey was the youngest child born to Irvin and Luceile Fuqua, October 13, 1951.  He graduated from Miller High School in 1969.

Upon graduation of high school, Tobey attended Del Mar College and graduated with an Associates in Electronic Engineering. He was then drafted into the U. S. Army and served two years.  Upon the return from his service, he went to work at Suntide Refinery, later Koch Refinery, where he worked for 27 years.  Deciding to change careers later in life, he went to work for Navy Army Community Credit Union, where he had been for 19 years prior to his death.

In 1981, Tobey met and fell in love with the love of his life, Natalie Malik. They began their courtship thanks to a roommate.  They married in August of 1982 and they had 36 amazing years.  This marriage gave Tobey the next two loves of his life, son, Eric Lee Fuqua and daughter, Miranda Kay Fuqua.  Tobey’s family was his utmost priority.  His wife and children never questioned his love for them, because it was unquestionable.

Tobey was preceded in death by his mother and father; sister, Georgie; brother-in-law, Paul Bucey.

Tobey is survived by his wife, Natalie; son, Eric; daughter, Miranda. He is also survived by his two sisters, Patsy Fuqua Bucey and Peggy Fuqua Hall; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Tobey will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6 PM until 8 PM.

Funeral Services will be on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 12:30 PM at Sawyer George Funeral Home Chapel

Burial with full military honors will be at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery following funeral services.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Physician’s Premier and Christus Spohn Hospital for their support and dedication to our family.