Archive for November, 2018

Leo B. Bockholt, Jr.

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Leo B. Bockholt, Jr., 65, of Robstown, Texas passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  He was born June 16, 1953 in Robstown, Texas to Leo B. Bockholt, Sr. and Joyce Moravek Bockholt.  He graduated as the Salutatorian from Robstown High School and Texas A & M University.  He was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church and was the Poultry Superintendent for the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show for the past 17 years.  Leo was the former manager of Rabb Gin Company, Tide Port Petroleum Company and Petronila Gin.  He owned his own insurance agency with Catholic Life Insurance Company and Farmers Insurance Company.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leo B. Bockholt, Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Bockholt; his daughters, Michelle (Jason) Gordon and Lisa (Kenneth) Bockholt; his grandchild, Rebekah Gordon; his mother, Joyce Bockholt; his brother, Myron J. (Tammy) Bockholt; and his sister, Rita Marie (Michael) Harris.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, November 17, 2018. The Rosary will be recited at 10 A.M. with the Funeral Mass to follow immediately, all at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas.  Burial will follow at Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery.

Following the services, everyone is invited back to the St. John’s Hall for a meal and a time for fellowship.

Leslie Curtis Hill

Leslie Curtis Hill, 74, of Kyle, Texas, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018. He was born June 24, 1944 in Yoakum, Texas to Autumn A. Hill, Sr. and Delia Clark Hill.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Hill of Kyle, Texas; children, David (Eugene) Hill and Leslie Curtis Hill, Jr. both of Albany, Georgia, Lisa Lee Scott and Kimberly Curtis Hill both of Alvin, Texas; brothers and sisters, Richard Hill of Victoria, Texas, Lacy Hill of Odem, Texas, Joy Lea and Gay Crabb both of Lagarto, Texas, Sue Bonar of San Antonio, Texas and Carl Hill of Bishop, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 A.M. until Noon on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1 P.M. Friday, November 9, 2018 at Seaside Memorial Park Cemetery. Burial will follow.

Dorothy “Dot” Mrazek Dacier

Dacier, Dorothy

Dorothy “Dot” Mrazek Dacier was born July 4, 1932, as a twin, to John and Mary Mrazek and went home to be with her Mom and Dad and other family members on November 2, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Simcik; brothers, Emil, Franklin and Daniel Mrazek; sisters, Johnniemae Russell, Sybile Bade, Bernice Marshall and her twin sister, Doris Marie Carl.

She was a longtime resident of Driscoll, Texas. She graduated from Robstown High School in 1952 and spent most of her adult years working alongside her sister, Sybile, at the Kountry Kitchen. She will be remembered by her beautiful blue eyes and quiet demeanor, but you did not want to rile her up, because she would let you know. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church. She really enjoyed being a part of the Driscoll Senior Center, working with her beads, learning how to play Chalupa and just being with her friends. She was crowned Queen during her time there. She was always ready for an adventure and had her purse on standby just in case.

Dot was a proud Czech descendent of one of the first families to settle in Nueces County. Her family developed the Mrazek Grubbing Plow which carved a rich farming kingdom out of the wild brushland along the Texas Gulf Coast.

She was a loving Mom and exhibited this by raising her children on her own. She is survived by her children, Sharon (Fred) Barton, Raymond Dacier, Shirley (David) Christiansen and Sandra Dacier. She is also blessed with five grandchildren, Jamie Knaeble (Sharon’s), Lindsay (Jason) Roe (Shirley’s), Logan (Mollie) Christiansen (Shirley’s), Shane (Iris) Hornsby (Sandra’s), Brandon Hornsby (Sandra’s) and loved her babies and was overjoyed to have twelve great grandchildren, Jordan, Kenny and Sofia (Jamie’s), Nathaniel, Naomi, Asa and Camille (Lindsay’s) Annabelle and soon-to-be Audrey (Logan’s), Satori, Brody, Paisley and Dax (Shane’s).

Family was so very important to her, being one of twelve children. She was excited to gather with her siblings on holidays, birthdays and outings. She leaves behind her brother, J.D. (Kay) Mrazek and three remaining sisters, Marie Clarke, Betty (Tommy) Goodridge and Bobbie Perkins. She will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Friday, November 9, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park.

Edythe Elizabeth Daley Young (Edie)


Young, Edythe pricure 2Edythe Elizabeth Daley Young (Edie) entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on the eve of All Saints Day after a long illness. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her Southern hospitality and loving spirit were magnetic. She was loved by everyone who ever had the privilege of knowing her on a personal level. Her Catholic faith ran deep, once contemplating a sister life in the convent.

Edythe was born on February 5th, 1938 in Summit, Mississippi to Tobias Daley and Sarah Garner. She spent a short time in Detroit, Michigan but was drawn back to the small-town Southern charm of her native Columbia, Mississippi where she could be close to her mother, brothers and sisters, those of whom she deeply loved and cherished.

Edythe was a phenomenal Southern style cook, making scratch recipes passed down from her mother, Sarah, including her specialties, homemade biscuits and tomato gravy, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and homemade cream gravy, meatloaf topped with peas and mashed potatoes, fried catfish, salmon patties and many others. She loved cooking and despised the thought of anyone going hungry.

Edie would cook for an army even though she may only be feeding a few, and she would always offer (those sharing her table) samples of food from her plate. She also loved to fish and cherished times while accompanying her grandson Timmy at their favorite fishing holes.

On May 6th, 1961 she married the love of her life, a handsome Marine whom she’d met while working as a waitress at a diner in Gretna, Louisiana. Herbert, also a small-town native Mississippian (Crystal Springs), shared her Southern charm and was a perfect match. Herb and Edie eventually moved to Texas where they planted their roots and raised a family.

Edythe longed for the day she would reunite with Herb, and they are together once again in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.

Edythe is proceeded in the heavenly afterlife by her husband of fifty years, Herbert Young, her mother, Sarah Garner, her father, Tobias Daley, and her loving brother-in-law, James Greer.

She is survived by her children, Robert Metcalfe Young, Michelle Elizabeth Young Evans (Roy), Kimberly Young (Jay Charles) and Michael Young (Jo Ann), her grandchildren, Lonnie Burnside, Eric Burnside, Kenneth Burnside (Rebekah), Jacob Burnside, all of Austin, Texas and Timothy Evans of Petronilla, Texas.

sisters Ruth Daley Greer, Brenda Norris Hibley, brothers, Jarome Daley (Merle), Dan Daley (Ronelda), Jim Daley (Lil), Lavelle Daley (Laura), and Carey Daley.

Services will be held at Sawyer-George funeral home in Calallen, Texas on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at ten in the morning with Eluterio Farias of Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church officiating, followed by a Celebration of Life with family and close friends at the VFW, also in Calallen.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.







W. R. “Bob” Johnson, Sr.

Johnson, BobW. R. “Bob” Johnson, Sr., 89, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Friday, November 2, 2018. He was born April 27, 1929 in Montclair, New Jersey to William Pitt Johnson and Helene Schelje Johnson. He had owned and operated Johnson’s Exxon and then Bob Johnson’s Wrecker Service for many years until his retirement. He was a charter member of both the Industrial Lions Club and Jackson Woods Presbyterian Church.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his loving bride, Shirley Coombes Johnson.

He is survived by his children, Nancy (Dana) Gunter, Bill (Nancy) Johnson, Sherry (Brian) Richter and Susan Johnson; a sister, Nancy Johnson Sterling; and was called “Paw” by his 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren.

He loved living life to the fullest, laughter, family, hard work and was a devoted son, husband, father, brother, Paw and friend.

Visitation with the family present will be from 3 P.M. until 5 P.M. Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday, November 5, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens.

His loving grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers friends are asked to make contributions to the Texas Lion’s Children’s Camp, P. O. Box 290247, Kerrville, Texas 78029, the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show, P. O. Box 260968, Corpus Christi, Texas 78426 or to your favorite charity.