Archive for June, 2019

John Paul Matlock

Matlock, John PaulJohn Paul Matlock, 38, of Corpus Christi, TX, passed away suddenly on June 6, 2019.

John is preceded in death by his father, William Matlock Jr. and his niece, Harper Schroeder.

He leaves behind his son, Jackson Cole Galbreath; his mother, Peggy Coon Matlock; his brother, Melvin (Marcie) Brehm of Lovington, NM; his sister, Amanda (Derrick) Schroeder of Victoria, TX; 4 nephews, Austin, Dakota, Nickolas, and Carter; his niece, Rachel; many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. among those saddened by this unexpected loss are many friends that turned family.

A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday June 18th, 2019 at 10:00am. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Elizabeth A. Brammer

Elizabeth A. Brammer passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Elizabeth was born in Harlingen, Texas on November 20, 1946 to Tom and Beatrice Brammer of Mercedes, Texas. Elizabeth was a graduate of Mercedes High School and of Sam Houston State University. She also studied at Pan American University and Texas A&I University.  Elizabeth was one of those fortunate people that knew what she wanted to do with her life at an early age. She wanted to teach and was a natural born teacher. In her career of over fifty years as an educator she taught English and Journalism at Donna ISD, Hebbronville ISD, Premont ISD, Calallen ISD, Gregory-Portland ISD, Robstown ISD and most recently at Banquette ISD. Throughout her teaching career she was an advocate, sponsor and coach for UIL Academic competition, working mostly with students competing in language and journalism competitions. She was a devoted educator who cared deeply about her students and strived to help those students bring out the best in themselves. She was a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan. Elizabeth was a kind, caring and loving person that brightened the lives of her students, friends and family.

She is survived by and will be deeply missed by her brother, Thomas Bryan Brammer Jr. and numerous cousins.  Plans are still pending on a memorial service. In lieu of flowers please make gifts to your favorite charities.

John Thomas Gordon

Gordon, JohnJohn Thomas Gordon, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  John was born on January 1, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Corbin and Ida Gordon.

John spent four years in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam veteran.  He was a corrections officer with the Nueces Sheriff’s Department for 17 years.  He loved his family and enjoyed reading, fishing and traveling.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dianne, a son, John Jr. (Megan), a daughter Jocelyn (Arlis) Worden, his grandchildren, Jacob (Megan) Worden, Amberly (Sam) Borday, Kelton Worden, Brenna, Conner, and Piper Gordon, and one great-grandaughter, Abbie Worden.

John will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jody Simmons officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at 1:00 PM at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Billie Pietzsch

Pietzsch, BillieBillie Pietzsch, age 90, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019. She was born in Rusk, TX to Dudley and Ruth Reeves on May 6, 1929.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Wesley, and a sister, Jolene Farrell.

Billie was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church and loved the fellowship with members and serving as long as she was able.

Billie also loved her Bunco, which she played with close friends for over 35 years, but, her greatest love was her family. And she had a lot to love, what started out as three kids Keith (Trisha) Pietzsch, Janet (Mitchell) Nichols, and Craig (Doris) Pietzsch turned into grandkids Keith (Mary) Pietzsch, Jr., Cristy(Patrick) Kaercher, Aaron (Diane) Burkett, Jennifer (Kevan) Hoelscher, Kevin ( Jenna) Pietzsch, Brandi (Clint) Alford, Mary (Corey) Prescott, Jason (Madelyn) Nichols and Amanda (Derrick) Bailey and followed by 18 Great grandkids and 3 Great, great grandkids. And all her family and friends loved her greatly, she will be missed.

Viewing will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday June 14, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday June 15, 2019 in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Robstown Memorial Park.

Elizabeth Galindo Walzel


Elizabeth Galindo Walzel, age 59, of Sandia, Texas passed away on June 2, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born to Elizabeth Hume Galindo and Carlos Manuel Galindo on January 14, 1960.

Elizabeth graduated from Alice High School and went on to earn her Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing from Texas A&M University in 1982.

She was married to Allen Dean Walzel in 1986. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Allen, as well as her daughters, Meg Hammock (Joey Hammock,) and Elise Holland (Joe Holland,) and grandchildren, Megan and Joseph Holland.  Her siblings also survive her, Robert Galindo, Pat Basile, and Charles Galindo.

Elizabeth lived a full life, and she never met a stranger. She was vibrant, loving, and always eager to have fun.  She was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind beautiful memories for her loved ones to cherish.

The Rosary for Elizabeth will be recited at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Her family will be available for visitation prior to the Rosary from 5:30-6:30 pm.

The Funeral Mass will be the following day at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 16602 FM 624, Robstown, Texas on June 7, 2019 at 10:00 am. Her graveside service will take place immediately afterward, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown, Texas.

Elizabeth’s legacy will be celebrated by all who knew her for countless years to come.