Archive for November, 2019

Amy Hamilton

Hamilton, Amilia

Amy Hamilton, 79, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away November 26, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny and her grandson Ryan Reed.

She leaves behind four children, Eddie Hamilton, Darla Koschalk, David Hamilton, and Shirley Hudspeth; four grandchildren Cassie Jones, Valerie Wilson, Lance Hudspeth, and Colton Hudspeth; and two great-grandchildren Emma and Amelia Jones who knew her as Grandma Pee-Pie.

She was a member of the church of Christ at Riverside. She had many friends and never met a stranger. She also enjoyed seeing the familiar faces while working as an officer for the local elections.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home

Services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, November, 30, 2019 at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel

There will be a private burial for the family.

Michelle “Mickey” Buis

Michelle “Mickey” Buis,70, passed away November 20, 2019. She was born and raised in the Harrison, Ohio area. She attended school there and graduated high school in 1967. Throughout her early years she showed both interest and abilities in a variety of arts, crafts and creative activities. In those years the school systems did not provide much opportunity for developing such talents. It was always felt that Mickey would have excelled in some form of arts training.

After a brief marriage and the birth of her son, Todd Doerr, Mickey relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana where she married Charles W. Buis. In approximately 1977 she relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas where she remained until her passing.

Her husband, Charlie, passed away on January 6, 1989, and she never remarried. During her years in Corpus Christi Mickey went through a number of various jobs while raising her son. After moving to the Calallen area she began to experiment in the food service area. She worked for a period of time at Beckers, a local eatery/boutique establishment.

For several years Mickey cared for her father, Lloyd Francis Curry, in his declining years. He passed away on August 1, 2014. It was during that time Mickey’s own health problems began to be more severe. She struggled with these conditions until her demise. She will be missed by both family and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at the VFW Post 3837, 12030 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410 on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Corene Joyce Monse Haug

Corene Joyce Monse Haug, 90, of Robstown, Texas passed away Monday, November 25, 2019. She was born March 27, 1929 in Orange Grove, Texas.

Corene was a longtime farmer with both her husband and her son. When not helping with farming, she could be seen on her riding lawnmower, mowing her yard. She loved being outdoors working in her flowerbed or garden. If Corene had to stay inside she would be cooking, watching game shows or busy on her word search puzzles.

Before she met and married Alton, Corene attended beauty school and received her license of Cosmetology. She made a perfect score on her exam which she was told very few had done at the time.

Corene is preceded in death by her parents, Paul Monse and Mary Monse; husband, Alton Haug; brothers, James and Phillip Monse; and son-in-law, James Cox.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Eugene); son, Mark (Missy); brothers, Harris, Alvin, Jarvis and Marvin Monse; grandchildren, Kevin (Franki) Cox, Melanie Weiss and Wade Chambliss; one great granddaughter, Ariana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Our family would like to thank Garden House Residential Assisted Living, especially Sam and Raul for the loving care she was given while there. A special thanks to Christus Spohn Hospice for their love and compassion during her long illness.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Friday, November 29, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park.

Jacob Charles Morgan

Morgan, Jacob

Jacob Charles Morgan passed away on November 10th, 2019 at the age of 39. He was born July 2, 1980 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him and loved him.

Jacob will be remembered for his love of his precious daughters, Church, family and friends.

He enjoyed his job at Pro Tech as a mechanic, jeeping with Jeep Addictions, church on Sundays with his girls and the Houston Texans Football games.

He is reunited with his grandparents, John and Jane Morgan, Buddy Murphy and Dixie Sandlin.

Jacob leaves his loving memories to his daughters, Emily Morgan, Kamryn Morgan, and Ava Morgan; mother, Mary Anne Murphy; father, Robert “Bob” Harold Morgan; brother, James (Amanda) Stewart; sister, Julianne Morgan; nephews, Jarret Cruz, Morgan and Sullivan Stewart; aunts, Cathy (Charlie) Peal, Deborah Whitmire, Genie Stolze and Gwen Murphy; uncle, Larry (Paulette) Hoeber.

Visitation will be on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday November 16, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow in the Robstown Memorial Park.

Therese Florine Dittlinger


Therese Florine Dittlinger, 92, left this world on October 21, 2019 at M. D. Anderson with her daughters by her side. She was valiant in her final battle until the last.

Florine was born February 8, 1927, in Violet, Texas, the second child of ten to Karl and Alma Hoelscher. She grew up in the hamlet of Violet and graduated Calallen High School.  Florine  married her late husband, Arthor (Buddy) Dittlinger in 1950 in the old St. Anthony’s Church now housing the Violet Historical Society.  They farmed and lived outside Banquete, Texas, where Florine made raising four children look easy.  She was a faithful, supportive wife to her husband  who had high expectations of his wife.  Her children were starched and pressed and shiny every Sunday service at St. John Nepomucene Church in Robstown, TX.  She herself always presented her best person to all, a woman’s lady.  Later, the family moved back to the Violet area to build anew, returning to their community roots.  Not only was she the glue that held the family together, but here she was also the matriarch of the extended family.  Florine was firm, but had a gentle side and an easy smile.  She hardly ever met a stranger because she could afford a short conversation with the checkout clerk, the bank teller, the waitress, or the maid and gardener at assisted living.  Those who knew her saw her exhibit zeal and enthusiasm in everything she did.  Florine served her parish in the women’s altar society from 1963 until 2018!  After Buddy died in 2013, Florine, who now lived to dance, weekly attended her friends at Robstown Community Hall until illness prevented in early 2019.  She greatly appreciated Dorothy, her friend and driver, and Herb, her caring dance partner, whose frequent visits supported her in her final months.

Florine was also predeceased by her son, Glenn Ray Dittlinger; brothers, Gerald (Jay) Hoelscher and Farreol (Buck) Hoelscher; and grandson, Matthew Thomas Garrett.

Florine is survived by her daughters, Karen Dittlinger of Mechanicsville, VA, Debbie Cobb (David) of Houston, TX, and Linda Garrett (Gary) of Mountain Home, TX; grandson, Cole Garrett (Ashley) of Baton Rouge, LA; great grandson, Jackson Pace Garrett of Baton Rouge, LA; sisters, Eileen Ladd of St. Louis, MO and Marian Unterbrink (Gerald) of Riviera, TX; sister-in-law, Rennie Hoelscher (Buck) of Coyanosa, TX; brothers (who cared for her needs before hospitalization), Karl Hoelscher, Jr. (Marie) of Robstown, TX, Cyril Hoelscher (Kathy) of Port Lavaca, TX, Jeron Hoelscher of Corpus Christi, TX, Norbert Hoelscher (Barbara) of Robstown, TX, Edmund Hoelscher (Carolyn) of Robstown, TX; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Rosary will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Violet, TX, at 10:00 am followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to M. D. Anderson Hospital or Violet Historical Society (envelopes in church foyer).  The Neptune Society of Houston is charged with cremation. Sawyer-George Funeral Home is handling arrangements.