Obituaries

Lauren Marie Garcia

Date of Birth: July 12, 1998  |   Date of Death: January 11, 2017   |   Service Date: 2:30pm, Monday, January 16, 2017 

Lauren Marie Garcia

Lauren Marie Garcia, 18, of Lockhart, Texas passed away on January 11, 2017, with Isaac James Garcia by her side. She was born on July 12, 1998 in San Marcos, Texas to George Louis Garcia and Romelia Reyna Nava. Lauren was a senior at the Lockhart High School who was on track to graduate this year. She was a spunky, bubbly spirit, who always had a smile on her face. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Leonisio Garcia, Sr. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her parents; four brothers, Christian Garcia, Jose Garcia, Ezekiel Garcia and Georgie Garcia; two sisters, Collette Alexandria Garcia and Candace Roxanne Garcia; grandparents, Jose and Andrea Reyna and Maria Elena Garcia; ten aunts, Lupe Vasquez, Maria Flores, Hortensia Sanchez, Blanca Vasquez, Andrea Reyna, Diana Garcia, Dominga Garcia, Sofia Gutierrez, Elizabeth Martinez and Rosemary Garcia; three uncles, Jose Reyna, Juan Reyna and Leonisio Garcia, Jr. Family will receive friends from 2pm to 9pm, Sunday, January 15, 2017 at McCurdy Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7pm.  Services will be at 2:30pm, Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Lion’s Den Competition Gym at Lockhart High ...

Delon “Dee” Wright

Date of Birth: April 2, 1926  |   Date of Death: January 11, 2017   |   Service Date: 3:00pm, Saturday, January 14, 2017 

Delon “Dee” Wright

Delon “Dee” Wright passed away at home surrounded by his family on January 11, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born in Donna, Texas to William and Edna Wright. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy and served as an Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd class.  He was a Turret gunner on a PV2 Harpoon Submarine Patrol plane. He was honorably discharged for his services at the end of WWII. He was an old school cowboy and Farrier who loved working with his horses and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Connie Wright. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Wright of 51 long beautiful years; five sons, Delon and wife, Pattie, Wayne, Gene, Terry and wife, Margaret and Jeff; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 3:00pm, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at McCurdy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com

Isaac James Garcia

Date of Birth: April 6, 1995   |   Date of Death: January 11, 2017   |   Service Date: 2:30pm, Monday, January 16, 2017 

Isaac James Garcia

Isaac James Garcia was born in Seguin, Texas on April 6, 1995 and went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 11, 2017 at the age of 21. Isaac is survived by his father, Albert Garcia, Sr; his mother, Celia M. Garcia; two brothers, Albert Garcia, Jr. and Jimmy J. Garcia; three sisters, Miranda D. Garcia, Amanda E. Garcia and Daisey M. Garcia; one niece, Aaliyah M. Ramos and four nephews, Isaiah D. Castillo, Kayleb A. Garcia, Zayden L. Estrada and Adrian X. Ramos. In lieu of flowers family ask that memorials be made to the Kidney Foundation. From Isaac’s family: your wings were ready but our heart was not. You will forever be loved and dearly missed, our beloved son and brother may you rest in paradise. Family will receive friends from 2pm to 9pm, Sunday, January 15, 2017 at McCurdy Funeral Home, with a Rosary at 7pm.  Services will be at 2:30pm, Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Lion’s Den Competition Gym at Lockhart High School. Interment will be held at the Lockhart City Cemetery. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas ...

David Albert Ohlendorf

Date of Birth: August 11, 1942  |   Date of Death: January 8, 2017   |   Service Date: 2:00pm, Sunday, January 15, 2017 

David Albert Ohlendorf

David Albert Ohlendorf, treasured husband, father and “Popo” passed away on January 8th, 2017, surrounded by family at his home right outside Lockhart, Texas.  David was 74 years old, born in 1942 on his family’s farm at Rogers Ranch near Mendoza. David graduated in 1960 from Lockhart High School and briefly continued his studies at Texas A&M.  After spending one year in Aggieland, he returned to the work world and then finally settled on Southwest Texas State University, where he earned a degree in Agriculture.  He met Carol Benkendorfer, the woman who would later become his wife, in the college library.  To this day it remains a mystery as to why he would have actually entered the library, but nonetheless, David and Carol were married for over 50 happy years.  David was deeply connected to the Lockhart area and they made their home here.  He had many work opportunities including Central Soya, Conso Products, Kewaunee Scientific and finally the Golden Age Home.  David and Carol started their family in 1973 and briefly moved to El Paso where David helped to start a Conso plant in Juarez, Mexico.   David had many opportunities ...

Carlos Castaneda

Date of Birth: July 10, 1979  |   Date of Death: January 5, 2017   |   Service Date: Jan. 11, 2017 @ 2pm, McCurdy Funeral Home 

Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda, a resident of Lockhart, passed away on January 5, 2017 at the age of 37 in Iowa. He was born on July 10, 1979 to Ruperto and Carmen Castaneda in Lockhart. Carlos was a passionate Dallas Cowboy fan. He was preceded in death by his father (1996) and older brother Frank Bravo (2010). Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Carmen Castaneda; son, Gabriel Floyd; 2 brothers, Ernest and Robert Castaneda; grandmother, Lupita Castaneda; aunt, Luz Ceja; sister in law, Maria Bravo; and his niece and nephew Lupita and Frank Bravo. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at McCurdy Funeral Home from 10 am until 9 pm with recitation of the Rosary at 7pm. A funeral service will be on Wednesday, January 11th beginning at 2 pm also at McCurdy Funeral Home. Carlos will be laid to rest next to his brother in the Lockhart City Cemetery.

Grace Katherine Sassman Jeffrey

Date of Birth: July 17, 1953  |   Date of Death: January 3, 2017   |   Service Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 8am 

Grace Katherine Sassman Jeffrey

Grace Katherine Sassman Jeffrey age 63 went to be with the Lord Jesus on January 3, 2017, in Manor Hillcrest Nursing Home, Luling, Texas. She was born at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas on July 17, 1953 to Annie and Thomas Victor Sassman. She graduated from Del Valle High School in 1971 and lived in McMahan, Texas. Other places she lived were in Austin, Lockhart, Luling and Houston. She was a great woman and a loving wife, sister and aunt. She married Roy Jeffrey on December 3, 1971 Grace enjoyed playing cards and dominos. She loved doing cross stitch and petty punch until her hands began failing her. She loved her animals especially her cat and dog. Her family and friends will remember her as a loving good hearted animal lover. Grace was preceded in death by her parents, brother, stepfather, father-in-law and mother-in-law. She is survived by her loving husband, Roy Jeffrey of 45 years and 1 month of McMahan; sister, Nancy Ann Smith and husband, Edward of Lockhart; brother, Gordon Ross Sassman and wife, Janice of Uhland; seven nephews, Charlie Yelloway Powell, Curtis Dale Smith, Travis Lee Sassman and wife, Tiffnay, Barret Bo Sassman and wife, Amanda, Christopher Ryan Smith, ...

Arnold Domingo Gonzalez

Date of Birth: December 12, 1962  |   Date of Death: January 2, 2017   |   Service Date:  

Arnold Domingo Gonzalez

Arnold Domingo Gonzalez, 54, of Kyle, Texas passed away on January 2, 2017. He was born on December 12, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas to Domingo, Sr. and Frances Gonzalez. He was preceded in death by his father, Domingo, Sr. and his sister, Diana Rodriguez. He is survived by his mother, Frances E. Gonzalez; one brother, Domingo Gonzalez, Jr.; five sisters, Kathy O’Balle (Robert), Cynthia Clark (Shawn), Sandra Gomez (Edward), Guadalupe Trevino (John) and Mary Jane Rios (Albert). Family will receive friends from 12pm to 5pm, Saturday, January 7, 2017 at McCurdy Funeral Home. Arrangement under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas, 78644. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com  

Violet P. Vann

Date of Birth: November 3, 1922  |   Date of Death: January 1, 2017   |   Service Date:  

Violet P. Vann

Violet P. Vann went to be with the Lord on January 1, 2017. She was born in Minot, North Dakota on November 3, 1922 and became a transplanted Texan in 1945 when she married Daniel Vann. After 68 years of marriage he passed away and she missed him terribly. They are again reunited in the presence of the Lord who they both loved with their whole heart. She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis and grandson, Tony. She has one remaining child, Christine (Christy) Crow; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A private family graveside service was held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com  

William ‘Wes’ Davis

Date of Birth: 12-22-1932  |   Date of Death: 12-21-2016   |   Service Date:  

William ‘Wes’ Davis

William “Wes” Davis passed away, one day shy of his 84th birthday, on December 21, 2016. He was born in Shelbyville, Illinois to Menzo and Caroline Davis on December 22, 1932. Wes served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the USS DeHaven and the USS Hopewell. He married Juanita Elrod Davis on August 11, 1959. After marriage they moved to Texas and eventually settled in Austin where Wes established a cabinet making and remodeling business.  Once he retired, Wes and Juanita moved for the last time in the 1980’s to Lockhart so they could enjoy the slower pace of the country life. Wes was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Juanita Davis (2002); 2 sisters, Marie Rincker and Vera Barton; and a brother Wayne Davis. He is survived by 2 daughters, Donna Gerald (Ralph) and Carol Stewart (Greg); and a son Michael Davis; 3 grandchildren: Aron Griebel (Jamee), Shane Stewart and Allison Stewart; 2 great grandchildren: Mackinzee Griebel and Cy Griebel; and his sweet furry companion, Annie his cat. There will be a private family memorial that will be held at a later date. The Davis Family would like to ...

Blas Juarez Rodriguez

Date of Birth: February 3, 1950  |   Date of Death: December 20, 2016   |   Service Date: 10:00am, Friday, December 23, 2016 

Blas Juarez Rodriguez

Blas Juarez Rodriguez, 66, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at his home in Lockhart, TX. He leaves his wife of 48 years, Beatrice O. Rodriguez; his daughters, Tina Goode and her husband Ronald Goode; Melissa Estrada and her husband Dennis Estrada; Michelle Rodriguez; Brandy Rodriguez; seven grandchildren, Damian Natal, Devin Goode, Julian Estrada, Blaise Rodriguez, Mikaela Estrada, Bianca Vasquez, and Mackensie Rodriguez; sister Yolanda Rodriguez; and brother Pete Rodriguez; and many close family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Romalda Rodriguez; brothers, John Rodriguez, Gilbert Joe Rodriguez, and Angel Mike Rodriguez. He was born and raised in Lockhart, and was a lifelong resident. Blas married at a young age in 1968.  A year later, his first daughter was born.  Over the next fifteen years, he and Beatrice would welcome three more daughters.  He was a hardworking man who always provided for his family.  In his early years, he worked for Glastron, a boat manufacturing company.  After Glastron, he went to work for Central Soya which later became Livengood Feeds.  He went on to work for Lockhart ISD and retired after fifteen years there. Over the last 23 years, ...

Rocky Romero

Date of Birth: June 27, 1963  |   Date of Death: December 16, 2016   |   Service Date: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 

Rocky Romero

Rocky Romero, 53, of Luling, Texas passed away on December 16, 2016. He was born on June 27, 1963 in San Marcos, Texas to Rafael and Maria Romero, Sr. He was preceded in death by his mother; sister, Rachael Herrera and brother, Ramiro Romero. He is survived by his father, Rafael Romero, Sr.; three sons, Rocky Romero, Jr. of Chicago, Robert Romero of Chicago and Benny Acosta of Lockhart; three brothers, Ricky Romero of Luling, Ralph Romero, Jr. (Sonia) of Luling and Roger Romero (Janie) of San Marcos; two sisters, Susie Lozano (Richard) of Kyle and Rosemary Jimenez of Luling and four grandchildren. Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at McCurdy Funeral Home, with the recitation of the Rosary being held at 7:00 p.m. The mass of celebration will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Martindale at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016. Interment will follow at San Juan Prairie Lea Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be David Romero, Ricardo Martinez, Jonathon Moore, Richard Gonzales, Tom Wright and Tony Gutierrez. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and ...

Karen Kinsey Alford

Date of Birth: September 18, 1956  |   Date of Death: December 12, 2016   |   Service Date: 10am, Saturday, December 17, 2016 

Karen Kinsey Alford

Karen Kinsey Alford, 60, of Cedar Creek, Texas passed away on December 12, 2016. She was born on September 18, 1956 in San Marcos, Texas to Bobby Earl and Betty Jean Kinsey. After graduating from Bastrop High school; she became a floral designer. She enjoyed crafting and her fur babies. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Tonya Marie Jones and brother, Ronald Kinsey. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Tommy Alford; son, Richard Jones; daughter, Veronica Baxter (Lloyd); two brothers, Rodney Kinsey and Rodger Kinsey; five grandchildren; and three fur babies, Ranger, Annie and Yoda Bear. Family will receive friends from 7pm to 9pm, Friday, December 16, 2016 at McCurdy Funeral Home. Services will be at 10am, Saturday, December 17, 2016 at McCurdy Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Bunton Cemetery. Arrangement under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas, 78644. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com  

William “Bill” Thomas

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William “Bill” Thomas

William "Bill' Thomas, son of Louise Cabaniss Thomas, passed away on December 3, 2016 at the age of 88. He served in the U.S Army.  Bill is survived by his cousins, Ila Louise Cabaniss McCrury and Helen Cabaniss Brown and their families. He was laid to rest Wednesday, December 14th in the Lockhart City Cemetery.

Georgia Mae Hopper

Date of Birth: April 27, 1962  |   Date of Death: December 9, 2016   |   Service Date: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 

Georgia Mae Hopper

Georgia Mae Hopper, 54, of Dale, Texas passed away on December 9, 2016. She was born on April 27, 1962 in Lagrange, Texas to Fred and Otylia Zgarba-Becka. Georgia sustained a 10 year battle with cancer. During this 10 year period Georgia offered support and inspiration to other cancer victims and their families, as well as unwavering in her hope for a cure. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Lad Becka. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Shawn Patrick Hopper; her son, Joshua Shawn Hopper; her daughter, Natalie Evelyn Hopper; two brothers, Daniel Becka and Anton Becka; and three sisters, Maryann Polasek, Gladys Matura and Alice Schovajsa. Family will receive friends from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at McCurdy Funeral Home, with the recitation of the rosary being held at 7:00 p.m. Mass of celebration will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Lance Hopper, Justin Hopper, Calvin Makouisky, Jr., Donald Schovajsa, Frankie Matura, Jr., Anton Becka and Cory Hopper. Arrangement under the ...

Kenneth Ray Crider

Date of Birth: December 23, 1955  |   Date of Death: November 28, 2016   |   Service Date:  

Kenneth Ray Crider

Kenneth Ray Crider, 60, of Dale, Texas passed away on November 28, 2016. He was born on December 23, 1955 in Monahans, Texas to Harvey Vernon and Doris Marie Butler Crider. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Samuel Hoke Crider. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kathern Crippen Crider; four brothers, George W. Hazlett, James Vernon Crider, Trollis Ross Crider and Corey Clay Crider; two sisters, Merry Anne Crider and Della Faye Bennett; four nieces; nine nephews and multiple great nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Arrangement under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas, 78644. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com