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Henry Calvin Weiss

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Henry Calvin Weiss

January 28, 1939 – January 17, 2020.


Henry Calvin Weiss, aged 80, of Robstown, Texas passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas, after a short illness. Calvin was born on 01-28-1939 in Shamrock, Texas to Florence Rosa Bartz Weiss and Henry Karl Weiss.

Calvin was raised and graduated 1957 in Tulia, Texas. He moved his young family to Stratford, Texas where he farmed for many years alongside his dad.  He expanded his farming venture to Tynan, Texas in 1975.  In 1980 Calvin opened the first of his four car/truck washes in Alice, Texas.  In 1995, son Shane, joined him in business.

The titles he loved the best was husband, dad, pa Calvin and grandpa. He was looking forward to being a first-time great grandpa in March 2020 to Calvin Russel Satre.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Ryan Gibson. He is survived by wife Donna Weiss; daughter, Shawn (Dennis) Satre; and two sons, Shane (Shannon) Weiss and Scott (Teena) Weiss; eight grandchildren, Brennon (Kelly) Satre, Jacob Satre and Meredith Satre; Forrest and Sydney Weiss, Kaycee Gibson, and Logan Weiss.  He also leaves behind sisters Dora (Otto) Schuster; Regina Elliff; Wanda (David) Purcell; and Pat Humphries and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a gentle man with a quiet smile. He was loved by all who knew him.  He had an extra special place for all god’s creatures, especially his cows, donkeys, cats and dogs, Annie and Lady.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Sawyer George Funeral Home, Calallen, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Grace United Methodist Church at 10:00 AM, 14521 NW Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78410. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 4607 FM 1889, Robstown, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the scholarship program at the Nueces County Junior Live Stock Show. P O Box 260968, Corpus Christi, TX 78426.

Mary Martha Stewart

Mary Martha Stewart, 57, of Mont Belvieu, Texas passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at her home. She was born October 17, 1962 in Robstown, Texas to Geronimo Vela, Jr. and Maria Naomi Vasquez Vela. She was a member of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her father, Geronimo Vela, Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Stewart of Mont Belvieu, Texas; her sons, Michael Stewart, Jr. and Joshua Stewart both of Baytown, Texas; her daughter, Kathryn Mary Stewart of Mont Belvieu, Texas; her granddaugher, Casey Jo Gonzalez of Mont Belvieu, Texas; her mother, Maria Naomi Vela; her brothers, Geronimo Vela, III of Victoria, Texas and Javier Vela of Italy; her sister, Tricia Lara of Liberty Hills, Texas; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 4:00 P.M. with the Rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, January 23, 2020 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church on Violet Road.

Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park.

Lois Marie Lambert

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Lois Marie Lambert, 91, of Round Rock, TX., went to be with her Lord at 5:20 P.M. on Jan. the 18th, 2020. Marie was born Lois Marie Bagwell on Sept. 16, 1928 in Clyde, Tx, to Claud and Patience (Austin) Bagwell.  She was preceded in death by her first husband of  33 years, James Cobb of  Rotan Tx, her second husband of 5 years, William H Pyle of Karnes City, her parents, Claud and Patience (Austin) Bagwell of Clyde TX, and her sister, Dorothy Scifres of Hamlin, Tx.

She is survived by her 3rd husband of six years, Doyle Lambert of Round Rock, Tx, and her brother, Austin Bagwell of  San Antonio, TX.

Marie made her profession of faith on 8/29/37 at the age of 9. She served her Lord with passion all of her life. She served practically all of her life in numerous capacities as Sunday school teacher and church secretary at First Baptist Church, Banquete, Central Baptist Church, Robstown, and River Hills Baptist Church, Robstown. Marie was also well known for her love of children and commitment to teaching children all she knew about Jesus.

Marie was one of a kind. She lived life to the fullest. She loved to play volleyball and basketball. She loved to cook. At the age of 4 she had to climb on an apple box to learn how to cook. She loved to fish. She once caught a 36″ striped bass at Lake CC. Those that knew her knew that she liked to drive fast. She would remind us every now and then and would say “you know one day I just wanted to see how fast my car would go, so I found out, 140 mph”. She was one of kind.

Marie was always about teaching. Teaching young girls how to be Godly, virtuous women. She would have sleep over’s at her house and teach girls how to cook, clean, sew and Bible. Marie was unwavering in her faith and devotion to Christ. She believed the gospel and she lived it.

Those that knew Marie, knew her to be kind, generous and stern. She was steadfast in her faith, and her belief on the authority of scripture. When people in church would be having discussions and she would be asked what she thought, she would always respond with “well the Bible says” and then she would always lovingly quote scripture and teach. Marie was awesome.

The last 2 weeks of Marie’s life were her best. All she wanted was God to be glorified in her suffering. And He was. We could write much, much more about Marie, but those that knew her, knew that the legacy that she leaves is one of service, teaching, sacrifice, giving, loving people, and what she is known for the most, her love for Jesus. Lois Marie Lambert, truly a virtuous woman.

Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday,

January 21, 2020 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Viewing will be from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. and the service will begin at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at River Hills Baptist Church in Calallen.  Graveside services will follow in Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be  Kerry Bagwell, Craig Bagwell, Jared Lambert, Joseph Lambert, Jacob Lambert and  Claud Scifres.

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.