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Maria Odelia Olszewski


On Friday, March 24, 2017, after a long, courageous battle with cancer; Maria Odelia Olszewski (Odie-60) was called home to be with the Lord.

She is proceeded in death by her father, Alvino Guerrero, Sisters, Eloisa Alvarado and Corina Guerrero. Brother and Sister in law, Robert and Joyce Guerrero and niece Nadia Guerra.

She is survived by her mother, Rosa Guerrero; Sister, Louisa (Pete) Evans; Brother, Hector (Elizabeth) Guerrero; daughters, Jaclyn (Eric) Chapa and Erika Wright; son, Oscar(Madeline) Olszewski III; 10 Grandchildren, Joshua Diaz, Jonathan Diaz, Desirae Wright, Brandin Perales, Jiovanni Diaz, Olivia Perales, Jayden Diaz, Isys Wright, Amaris Wright and Baby Olszewski and her nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary recited at 7:00pm.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, March 27, 2017 at St Peter Prince, of the Apostle Catholic Church.

Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown.

Cori Elaine Forbes

ForbesCori Elaine Forbes, age 38, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away March 14, 2017.

Cori was born October 23, 1978 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Charles C. Forbes and Janet Brown Forbes.

She is survived by her mother, Janet Forbes; father, Charles C. Forbes; grandmother, Elaine Brown; brother, Charlie (Katie) Forbes; sister, Cristine (Bert) Gamez and Cameron Forbes.

Her main joy in her life were her nieces and nephews, Brent, Brooke, Rilyn, Drayson and Blake Gamez, Charles VI, Cody, Carsen Forbes.

Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Judy Garza

Garza, Judy Ann

Judy Garza, 74, lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer on March 15, 2017. Judy was born in Dallas, Texas on February 3, 1943.  She was a 1961 graduate of Roy Miller High School.  She was employed at the City County Health Department and the Corpus Christi Fire Department.

Judy is preceded in death by her mother and father, Frances and Fred Patton, Sr. and her sister, Charline Boenker.

Judy is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Roberto Garza; her son, Ronnie Lightfoot; two daughters, Trudy Steen (John) and Tonya Hines; two step-children, Rene Garza and Roxanna Garcia (Alonzo); her brother, Fred Patton, Jr. (Tracy); her sister, Barbara Patton; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two nephews and six nieces.

Visitation will be held at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 followed by a memorial service at 10:00 a.m.

Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Pittman

Pittman, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Pittman, age 62, of Odem, Texas passed away March 13, 2017.

She was born March 27, 1954 in Parsons, Kansas to Bob and Joan Marshall Mattox.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Pittman; daughter, Leeanna (Kevin) Prejean; son, Brett (Ashley) Pittman; mother, Joan Queen; sister, Mary Jo (Dave) Morgan; grandchildren, Maddison, Sydney, Cason, Conner, Dylan.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rayford Smith officiating.

The family would like to give special thanks to her Doctors that treated her at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio; Dr. Elizabeth Bowhay-Carnes M.D., Dr. Daniel T. DeArmond M.D. and Dr. Anand Karnad M.D.

Robert “Robby” Parish Shumake, Jr.

Shumake, Robert

Robert “Robby” Parish Shumake, Jr. of Orange Grove, Texas, walked into Heaven on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home.

Robby was born on December 25, 1949 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Robert and Alice Shumake. He graduated from Tuloso-Midway High School in 1969, and on January 20, 1970, he married the love of his life, Suzie.  Robby started his career as a Corpus Christi firefighter and in his later years retired from Koch Refinery.  He was a Godly man whose greatest joy in life was his wife, children, grandchildren and soon to be great granddaughter.

Robby is survived by his wife of 47 years, Suzie; his son, Jerrell (Rebakah); daughter, Laura (Rene); and his bonus “son” Jarrett Merritt. He is also survived by his precious grandchildren, LaDawn Jackson, Brandon Silva, Jemma Shumake, Kathryn Silva, and Christopher Silva.

Robby was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Orpha, Cloice, Mona, Nelda and Celia; a brother, Gary; and his in-laws, Claude and Margaret “Mugsy” Merritt.

Robby’s life revolved around his love for his family, love for God, and the many friends he made in this life. He was a man who never met a stranger, always spoke his mind, but when he spoke, he spoke from the heart.  He touched many lives who are better off for having known him.  He will truly be missed by his surviving sisters, brothers, in-laws, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

A celebration of his life will be held 11:30 A.M. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the  Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Don Smith officiating.

Interment will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery at 1:00 P.M.

Pallbearers will be Jarrett Merritt, Brandon Silva, Christopher Silva, Darrell Spitzer, Kevin Duiett, Patrick Garrett, Dustin Meyer, Levi Garrett, and George Rhyne.