Geraldine Lane

1917-2007 Geraldine Lane passed away Thursday, May 24, 2007, after a long illness. She was born Nov. 30, 1917, in Floresville, Texas, to Samuel Tarlton and Oma Weston Lane. She was a descendant of Tidence Lane, the first Baptist minister in Tennessee. Her family came to Texas in the early 1850s and settled at Plum Creek near Gonzales. In 1854, […]

Jose Roel ‘J.R.’ Amaya II

1982-2007 Jose Roel “J.R.” Amaya II, 24, of Nixon, Texas, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2007, in Guadalupe County. J.R. was born Nov. 30, 1982, in Alice. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Amaya; maternal grandparents, Jesus and Amada Benavidez; and paternal grandfather, Juan Amaya Sr. J.R. is survived by his mother, Nancy Benavidez Amaya of […]

Delia R. Diaz

1938-2007 Delia R. Diaz, 68, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2007, surrounded by her family. She was born on Aug. 30, 1938, to the late Lucio and Feliz Rangel Rodriquez in Laredo. She is survived by her loving husband, Juan B. Diaz of San Antonio; daughters Maria M. Ybarra and Adriana Martinez of San Antonio; […]

Zigmont Samorajczyk

1917-2007 Zigmont Samorajczyk, born in Woonsocket, R.I., on March 16, 1917, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at the age of 90. Mr. Samorajczyk worked for Lone Star Brewery for 30 years. He also served in World War II, traveling to Africa, Egypt, Italy and the Philippine Islands. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. […]

Mary Billings

1912-2007 Mary Billings, born Oct. 7, 1912, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at the age of 94. Mary and her husband owned and managed a convenience store and restaurant for many years on U.S. 181 and made many friends during that period of their lives. During their marriage, Mary and Ruble enjoyed traveling and visited Disney World and New […]

David Strzelczyk

1958-2007 David Strzelczyk, 48, passed away Monday, May 28, 2007, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to Peter and Lorene Fredrich Strzelczyk on Nov. 26, 1958, in San Antonio. His father preceded him in death. David is survived by his mother; his wife, Dora Strzelczyk; a daughter, Michelle Strzelczyk; his brother, Robert Strzelczyk and wife Debbie; niece Kelly Bennett; […]

Donald J. Carrier Jr.

1971-2007 Donald J. Carrier Jr., a resident of Floresville, Texas, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2007, in San Antonio, at the age of 35 years, 7 months, and 8 days. He was born Sept. 25, 1971, in Houston. Donald was a landscaper. He was united with his wife, Pamela, in marriage on Dec. 9, 2001, in Karnes City. He was […]

Stanley Benedict Golla

1933-2007 Stanley Benedict Golla, formerly of St. Hedwig, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007, in Corpus Christi. Stanley suffered various complications after two surgeries related to heart failure. He was born Sept. 27, 1933, in St. Hedwig to Ben and Lucy Golla. His working career was divided between Universal Book Binding Co. and the Nix Hospital in San Antonio. […]

Baltasar V. Villafranca

1925-2007 Baltasar V. Villafranca, born March 26, 1925, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 28, 2007, at the age of 82. He was born in Karnes City, Texas, and lived most of his life in San Antonio. His son, Roberto Villafranca, preceded him in death. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Simona Villafranca; children Hilda […]

Exploring the historic Gulf Coast

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