Archive for January, 2020

Diane Elizabeth Baumann

Bauman, Diane _0001Diane Elizabeth Bauman of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on January 6, 2020 at the age of 72.

Diane served three years in the U. S. Navy as an Airedale, keeping track of the flight time of student pilots for her squadron. After the Navy, she attended Corpus Christi State University earning a Master’s Degree in Art.  She excelled in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture.  After graduation she balanced her art interests with raising a family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Adellia Carrothers.

She is survived by her brother, Rick; two sisters, Sandy and Tami; husband, Jerry Bauman; three daughters, Danielle Speicer, Maria Bauman and Sarah Meador; two grandchildren, Zain Hale and Chevelle Meador.

Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at 11:00 A. M. Friday, February 7, 2020 at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Following the service, there will be an informal gathering at 12918 McBurnett.

Eugene Alfred Helpert

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Eugene Alfred Helpert passed away on January 13, 2020. He was born on December 29, 1934 in Robstown, Texas.

He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Eugene is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Mary Truesdale Helpert; five daughters, Diane Miller, Michele Helpert, Laura Geiser (Allen), Jeanine Abdo (Solomon III) and Mary Beth Horne (Bayne); seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Geraldine Cave (Howard).

He was a farmer in Nueces County for over 60 years and worked at Robstown Hardware Company for 22 years.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. with the rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet, Texas.

Burial will be in the Robstown Memorial Park.

Gene loved gardening and made sure no one left his house hungry. In lieu of flowers, you may kindly donate to the Corpus Christi Food Bank.

Pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law, Mark Truesdale and Gregg Truesdale, his grandsons, Travis Geiser, Tanner Geiser, Aaron Geiser, Solomon Abdo IV, his sons-in-law, Solomon Abdo III and Bayne Horne. Honorary pallbearers are Allen Geiser, Kenneth Emshoff, Billy Joe Ordner and Howard Cave.

Sylvia Cowles

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Sylvia Cowles passed away January 10, 2020 from complications related to cancer.  She was the second of 10 children born to Edward Cowles and M. Joyce VanDyke-Cowles.   She once told her mother that she wanted to be like her dad and be a cook.  Mom said to be the boss, a dietitian. So that became her goal.  Just turning 18 years old she joined the U. S. Army and in 3 years she had advanced to a Specialist 5, Hospital Food Service Supervisor. While attending her favorite school, Ohio State, she graduated in three years so it became her alma mater.  She completed the 4 year degree in Natural Science with a major in Home Economics with specialization in Dietetics/Nutrition.  She also completed 3 years in U. S. Army Reserve ending with the rank of Staff Sergeant- Mess Hall.

Sylvia is preceded in death by her father, USAF Major (retired) Edward L. Cowles, and her mother, M. Joyce VanDyke-Cowles; her older brother, USA Veteran Paul Cowles, her younger brother, USMC Thomas Cowles; and nephew, Kristofer Cowles.

Survivors Include USAF Bonney Cowles-Pelas; USMC Mark Cowles, USMC David Cowles, USMC  Patrick Cowles, USAF Master Sergeant (Retired) Joseph Cowles, Helen Cowles-Davenport, and USMC Master Sergeant (retired) Norris Cowles; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Friday, January 17, 2020 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostle Catholic Church.

Burial with full military honors will be at 2:00 PM Friday at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers she requests donations be made to Mission of Mercy of Corpus Christi, TX, the Cancer Research Fund or the USO Club.

Martha “Jean” Naumann

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Martha “Jean” Naumann, 85, died January 9, 2020, with her family by her side at her George West home.  Jeanie was born on May 26, 1934, in Robstown, Texas to Robert L & Viola Jones. She was a devoted wife, wonderful mother, grandmother “Meme”, sister & friend.

She much enjoyed long scenic ranch drives on the buggy enjoying the cows & wildlife. She could spend hours rocking in her favorite porch chair getting lost in a good book.  Also, between family time & home gardening, she spent many days helping good family friends decorating their retail stores & shopping.

Jeanie is survived by a sister, Pat Essing of Corpus Christi, TX, a son, Alan Naumann of Robstown, TX, a daughter, Candace (Lindy) Smith of Arnold, NE , several grandchildren including- Jay (Shawn) Thornton of Three Rivers, TX, Liz (Wesley) Brosig of Three Rivers, TX, Lonny (BreAnna) Smith of Arnold, NE, Leah (Garrett) Ring of Alma, NE, Lanny Smith & Landry Smith of Arnold, NE. Along with many great grandchildren – Nikki, Tiffani, Kirsten, Landon, Justyn, Peyton, Hunter, Easton & Skylar.

She was preceded in death by parents, Robert & Viola Jones, husband, Belo Naumann, and two sisters Maxine Elliot & Suzy Hulsey.

There will be a viewing for Jeanie on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. with the family present at Sawyer George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78410.

Jeanie loved flowers, but if you would rather honor her memory with a more lasting gift, the family would be so pleased to accept donations to be split between Saint John Lutheran Church of Robstown & cancer research centers.

Daniel “Danny” Douglas Malek

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Daniel “Danny” Douglas Malek of Robstown, Texas, passed away on December 4, 2019.  He was 68.  He was born in Robstown, Texas on June 22, 1951.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents William and Martha Malek; and brother, Bill Malek.  He is survived by his daughters Stacie Griffin (Jason) of Dallas, Courtney Holloway (John) of Corpus Christi and Shelby Moczygemba (Lane) of San Antonio; 3 grandchildren Duke Griffin, Gracie and Lillie Holloway who knew him as Paw-Paw.  He will be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Martha “Margie” Clark, Marie Maloy, Jimmy Malek (Harriett), Bobby Malek and Barbara Anderson as well as many nieces and nephews.

Danny was a longtime member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas, where he did what he knew best for years helping the Knights of Columbus prepare BBQ for the Czech Fest.  Danny retired from GTE where he was a Cable Splicer for 25 years.  Danny was best known for Malek’s BBQ on 624, where he served his legendary brisket and smoked sausage.  He had the soul of a true Pitmaster and his happiest times were serving his loyal fans his Texas BBQ.

A memorial service will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday, January 18, 2020 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas.

Burial will follow in the Robstown Memorial Park.