Archive for June, 2019

Myron Joe Lewey

Lewey, Myron

Myron Joe Lewey, 90, of Corpus Christi, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 28, 2019. He was born March 15, 1929 in Hillsboro, Illinois to Cecil H. and Edith I.  Roper Lewey.  He served in the U. S. Air Force  during the Korean and Vietnam wars.  After he retired from the Air Force in 1968, he was employed by Coastal States Refinery for 15 years.  He was a director, and he and his wife operated the Lifehouse Street Mission for 7 years.  He was a good and faithful servant of the Lord and an active member of Country Tabernacle Church at Bluntzer, Texas.  Joe was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Ann Lewey and a son, Paul Richard Lewey.

He is survived by his sister, Doris White of Hillsboro, Illinois; his daughter, Patricia Whitworth and her husband Bernie of Robstown, Texas; his grandchildren, Melonie Perez and her husband David of Grapevine, Texas and Wesley Whitworth of Ingleside, Texas; his great grandchildren, Hannah and Mayah Perez of Grapevine.

Visitation with the family present will be from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Friday, July 5, 2019 at Country Tabernacle Church in Bluntzer, Texas with Pastor John Byerley officiating.

Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers friends are asked to make contributions to the Country Tabernacle Church.

Barbara Jalufka Williams

Williams, Barbara

Barbara Jalufka Williams, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 due to complications from a recent fall. Barbara was born April 19, 1926 to Jerome W. Jalufka and Jewel Vick Jalufka at Violet, TX.  She lived her entire life between Robstown and Violet, TX.  A graduate of Robstown High School, she attended Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio.  Barbara married James W Williams III, the then band director of Robstown High School on November 14, 1948 at the Corpus Christi Cathedral and then moved briefly to Waco while James attended Baylor Law School.  Once graduated, Barbara and James returned to Robstown where James established his law practice.  Together they raised four sons, James IV, John, Stephen and David.  Barbara taught private piano lessons both in Robstown and Banquete for many years, sharing her love of music with countless students.  After James’ death in 1986, Barbara turned to her other passion, flower design and went to work at and eventually purchased the Robstown Flower Shop, and then opened Barbara’s Flowers and Gifts in the Five Points area of Corpus Christi which she ran until just recently.  Nothing was more important to Barbara than her family and friends and she relished spending quality time with them.  Recently she made a trip to San Angelo for a family wedding accompanied by her traveling companion and surrogate daughter Kim Jalufka Hohle and truly enjoyed time spent with her extended family.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Jerome W. and Jewel Jalufka, husband, James W Williams III, son, Stephen N. Williams and brother, Jerome E. Jalufka and his wife Pat. She is survived by a sister, Mary Frances Studer and husband Ralph, brother Earl D. Jalufka and wife Dee, sons, James W Williams IV, John C. Williams and wife Denise, David J. Williams and wife Tracy, grandchildren, Kristen Beth Ludwig (Jimmy), James W. Williams V, Erin Harkins, Cara Williams (Amy), Cameron Williams (Christie), Wiley Williams (Marie), Zackry Williams and Bailey Williams, and great grandchildren Connor Williams, Jake Ludwig, Harrison Harkins, Claire Harkins, Campbell Williams, Chapman Williams, Lydia Williams and Colt Williams as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Rosary will be recited Tuesday evening, June 25 at 7pm at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Violet, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, June 26 at 10am, also at St. Anthony’s in Violet. Interment will follow immediately at the St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Violet.  Pallbearers will be James Williams V, Cameron Williams, Wiley Williams, Zackry Williams, Robert Jalufka, John Lyle Jalufka, Jerry Jalufka and Cecil Cotten.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Barbara’s honor to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Violet, the American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.

Mark D. Strong

Strong, Mark

Mark D. Strong passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on June 21, 2019. He was born August 27, 1956, in Mansfield, Missouri.  Mark graduated from Edinburg High School in 1974, then took Art at Baylor University. After Baylor, he completed an online course for Forestry Service, and then went to a marine school to get his commercial Captain’s degree and diver’s degree. He graduated also with an Associate’s degree of Nursing from the Shriner’s college in Kerrville. Mark’s heart was in working with sick children. He also had a big heart for underprivileged children.  Mark loved art and playing the guitar and other instruments, and reading.  Mark was preceded in death by his father, Reverend Arland J Strong, and his brother, Donald E Strong.   Survivors include his daughter, Corina Strong, whom he dearly loved, his mother, Christine Strong, his nephew, Steven Strong, and niece, Shanna Perez. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and great nieces and nephews.  There will be a graveside burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Odem, TX on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 10:00am.   In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in honor of Mark to the American Cancer Society or CASA of the Coastal Bend.

Esther Pauline Watkins Streadl

Streadl, Esther Pauline

Esther Pauline Watkins Streadl, 98, of Alice, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior in Heaven on Thursday, June 20, 2019. She was born on December 10, 1920 in Ozark, Arkansas to Minnie B. McNutt Watkins and Calvin Walter Watkins.  She was known as “Memaw” to everyone.  For many years she was a nurse at the Physicians and Surgeons Hospital in Alice, Texas and when she retired from there, she worked in the cafeteria at Saenz Elementary School in Alice.  She and Alvin John Streadl, Sr. were married on December 24, 1940, and were married for over 64 years when he passed away on January 24, 2005.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Marilyn O’Brian, a granddaughter, Stacey Sawyer, and all of her eight siblings.

She is survived by her son, Alvin (Jeanette) Streadl, Jr. of Alice; her daughter, Brenda (Jack) Sawyer of Bluntzer; eight grandchildren, Vicky Kimball of Mesquite, Cheryl (Mike) Knapp of Willow, Oklahoma, Donna Snellenburger of Dallas, John David (Martha) O’Brian of Lumberton, Mississippi, Lori (Val Stewart) Bradshaw of Lake Corpus Christi, Kim Streadl of Orange Grove, Kelley Sawyer of Bluntzer and Jana (Dustin) Ford of Brackettville; nine great grandchildren, Ricky Perry, Brooke (Dakota) Rodriquez, John David O’Brian, III, Logan Streadl, Wyatt Bradshaw,  Brayden, Brynlee, Corben and Holden Ford; three great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. Friday, June 21, 2019 at Morningside Drive Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Morningside Drive Church of Christ in Alice, Texas with Dale Wilson officiating.

Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park in Alice.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Esmael Hernandez and Charlie Bradshaw.

The family would like to thank Christus Spohn Hospital in Alice and Nurses on Wheels Hospice for their excellent care and love shown to Memaw and family.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Medina Children’s Home.

Shawn Emery Minto

Minto, Shawn

Shawn Emery Minto, 46, of Sinton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on June 15, 2019. He was born on October 27, 1972 to Ron and Mary Minto.

Shawn loved spending time with his family and friends. He played guitar, golf and pool.  He loved to laugh and in return made others laugh.  He was a loving and devoted husband and father.  He took pride in his work and was always there to lend a helping hand.  He leaves behind great memories that will be cherished by all and his life will be celebrated by all who knew him for years to come.

Shawn is survived by his wife of 21 years, Norma Minto; son, Joshua Minto;  daughter, Ava Minto; father, Ron Minto; mother, Mary Minto; nephews, Isaiah Alaniz, Jacob Alaniz; niece, Alexis Alaniz; sister-in-law, Brenda Alaniz; brother-in-law, Daniel Alaniz; aunt, Betty Solis; uncles, Domingo Solis, Jr., Gary Minto, Tom Minto; aunt, Patti Minto; many cousins and countless friends.

Shawn’s Rosary will be recited at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Corpus Christi, Texas. His family will be available for visitation prior to the Rosary from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church in Corpus Christi, Texas  at 10:00 AM.  The graveside service will take place immediately afterwards at Memory Gardens Cemetery.