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Loese M. Behmer


Conrad W. Bishop

Conrad Wade Bishop
January 29, 1912 – October 7, 1981

Funeral services for Conrad Wade Bishop, 69, of Bay City, will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, at Taylor Brothers Chapel. Bishop died October 7, 1981, at Matagorda General Hospital. Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Diana Black.

He is survived by: his wife, Mrs. Merle Teat Bishop of Bay City; daughters, Lynn Bishop of Houston, Susan Bishop of Houston, Judy and Johnny Jurek of Clemville and Connie and Tom Ashley of West Columbia; 2 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Elsie Cyr of Glasco, Kansas, Mrs. Ethel Angelo of Concordia, Kansas; son, Conrad Joy Bishop of Lancaster, PA.

Burial will follow services at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Sam and O. R. Hagaman, Kirby Waldrop, Clayton Teat, Russell Law, and Jerry Babik. Honorary pallbearers include: Lunn Gilmore, Gordon Yates, Jack Ezell, Stanley Polensky, Fred Koenig, and Jack Rice.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, October 8, 1981                Obituary courtesy of Susie Adkins

Gayle Loese Bishop

Final Rites Held For Daughter Of The C. W. Bishops – Gayle Bishop

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home for Gayle Bishop, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bishop of Bay City, with burial in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Gayle died last Friday in Galveston. She is survived by her parents and two sisters. The Rev. E. J. Veale of the First Christian Church conducted the services.

Daily Tribune, January 31, 1952

Phyllis B. Bishop


Rudolph J. Brueggen      Rose K. Brueggen

Funeral Rites Held Wednesday Morning For Rudolph Brueggen

Final rites were held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock from Holy Cross Catholic Church for Rudolph John Brueggen, 59.

Rosary for Mr. Brueggen was held in the family residence at 1508 Fifth Street Tuesday night.

Mr. Brueggen was in Cedarvale Cemetery, with Father C. J. Martin officiating. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Brueggen was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and also was a member of the Knights of Columbus lodge.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Tom Ottis of Wadsworth, Mrs. James Ottis of Okarche, Oklahoma and Mrs. Joe Lippoldt of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; three sons, H. N., E. J., and R. H., all of Bay City; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Hoebing of Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Daily Tribune, September 10, 1953      

Rose Katherine Brueggen

Funeral services for Rose Katherine Brueggen, 92, of Bay City will be held 2 p. m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Sonnier officiating. Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City.

A rosary will be said 7:30 p. m. today at the Bay City Funeral Home chapel.

Mrs. Brueggen was born Oct. 3, 1895, to Nicholas and Mary Rust Baustert, died Jan. 2, 1988, at Matagorda General Hospital, Bay City.

She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Ella and Tom Ottis of Bay City, Florence and James Ottis of Okarchie, Okla., and Alice and Bill Panter of Norman, Okla., and Alice and Bill Panter of Norman, Okla.; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Danny Ottis, Ronny Ottis, Michael Ottis, Steve Ottis, Jerry Meyer and Randy Meyer.

In lieu of flower, memorials may be given to Holy Cross School.

Services are under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, January 1988

John Sutherland Creech

Sutherland Creech Dead

Word was received here this morning by relatives to the effect that Sutherland Creech had died at the Baptist Hospital in Houston at 6 o’clock.

Some days ago the lad, accompanied by his mother, his aunt, Mrs. Jimmie Norton, and his grandfather, Mr. John Sutherland, was taken to Houston where an operation for mastoid glands was found imperative.

Sutherland was about 13 years of age, was very popular with playmates and liked by the older ones who knew him. His death has caused much sorrow in the city and is the source of many expressions of sympathy and regret. He had made his home for the past several years with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sutherland, and proved a great pleasure and comfort to them. The sorrowing hearts of saddened friends are burdened with their’s in their affliction.

At press time we have received no plans for the funeral.

Matagorda County Tribune, September 23, 1927

Albert R. Garcia

Albert R. Garcia

Funeral services for Judge Albert R. Garcia, 73, of Bay City will be held 4 p. m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. Candido Gonzales officiating. Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mr. Garcia was born Sept. 24, 1919 in Edna and died March 1, 1993 at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.

He was a member of First Baptist Church. Mr. Garcia was Bay City’s municipal court judge. He was a resident of Bay City since 1966. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Gideons, the G. I. Forum and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a highly decorated 30-year member of the U. S. Marine Corps who retired from the military in 1967.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Roger Taylor Honolulu, Hawaii; a son and daughter-in-law, Ramon and Olivia Garcia of Portales, N. M.; a sister, Anita Martinez of Bay City; and six grandchildren, Patricia Correll, Stephen Andrada, Anthony Garcia, Adrian Garcia, Albert Garcia Jr. and Austin Taylor.

The Marine Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers. The Bay City Police Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

Daily Tribune, March 3?, 1993

Eulalia R. Garcia


Delmar Grisham     Carolyn D. Grisham


Maude Brady McMahan


M. Ida Stephens     George Washington Stephens, Jr.


Daniel Gordon Greene - Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby


Edward D. Greene      Exa M. Greene      Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby


Exa Maurine Greene - Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby


Bobbie W. Harris - Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby


William Harry Smith          Lizzie Morris Smith


James Richard Swinford


George E. Serrill, Sr.          Minnie B. Serrill



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