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Rodolfo Chavez


Amos M. Garcia           Bertha M. Garcia

Bertha M. Garcia

Services were held for Bertha M. Garcia, 60, of Bay City, 3:30 p. m. today Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Officiating at the services was Father J. P. Shannon.

Garcia died December 31, 1982 at Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include sons, Robert S. Garcia of Bay City, Rodolfo Tony Garcia of Old Ocean; daughters, Sylvia Yeats, Virginia Clifton and Mary Esther Garcia of Bay City, Helen Raziuddin of Houston, Tencha Deckard of Galveston; brother, Manuel Mendeola of Houston; sisters, Irene Luna of Bay City, Lilly Gutierrez of Sweeny; grandchildren, Leslie, Tony, Brooke, Mark and Michael.

Garcia was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe and was proceeded in death by her husband, Amos Garcia, and son Edward Garcia.

Burial followed services at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Rosary was said at Bay City Funeral Home Chapel 7 p. m. Sunday by Father J. P. Shannon.

Pallbearers were Manuel Mendeola Jr., Sammy Garcia, Mario Martinez, Carlos Luna, Kenneth Garcia and Charlie Martinez III.

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

Daily Tribune, January 3, 1982

Jose Luis Garcia


Luis G. Garcia           Concepsion G. Garcia

Concepsion A. Garcia
(November 15, 1922 - November 24, 2006)

Concepsion A. Garcia, 84 of Markham, passed away Friday, November 24, 2006 in Markham, TX. She was born November 15, 1922 in Mercedes, TX to Eduardo Anciso and Rosa Martinez Anciso. She was a resident of Markham, TX for the past 30 years and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bay City.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Benita Tobar of Markham, Rosa G. & Pedro L. Perez of Markham, Stella G. & Loranzo A. Ramirez of by Bay City, Lionijes A. & Benito Longoria, Jr. of Blessing and Maria A. & George E. Woods of Bay City; by her sons and daughters-in-law: Daniel & Diana Garcia of Markham and Guadalupe & Mary Helen Garcia of Markham; by her half-sister: Virginia Ortiz of Weslaco; by her brother: David Anciso of Idalou, TX; her half-brother: Edward Anciso of Mercedes; and by 25 Grandchildren, 52 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great-Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luis Garcia; by her parents: Eduardo & Rosa Anciso; by her son: Joe Luis Garcia; by her half-sister: Gregoria Avalos; by her brothers: Juan Anciso, Manuel Anciso and Seferino Anciso; and by her half-brothers: Mike Anciso and Pedro Anciso.

The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Sunday, November 26, 2006 at the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, November 27, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Richard Tobar, Michael James Garcia, Pedro P. Perez, Edward Garcia, Benito Longoria, III, and George E. Woods, Jr.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.


Toribio Garcia          Refugia Garcia

Toribio Garcia

Toribio Garcia, 70, of 2213 7th Street, Bay City died Tuesday, November 7, in Matagorda General Hospital. He was born November 25, 1907 in Goliad and was a member of El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Refugia Garcia of Bay City, daughters, Irene Rodriguez of Bay City, Nora Acosta of Harlingen, sons, Charlie G. Kidder of Victoria and Rudolph G. Kidder of Houston, sister, Vitorina Reyes of Goliad, Estella Hernandez of Houston and Mauela Artero of Victoria, brothers, Marcario Garcia of Austin and Ruben Garcia of Goliad. Services will be held at Taylor Brothers Chapel, Thursday, November 9, 11:00 a. m. Rev. Sostenes Infante and Rev. F. P. Rugerio will officiate.

Daily Tribune, November 8?, 1978

Refugia G. Kidder Garcia

Funeral services for Refugia G. Kidder Garcia, 87, of Bay City were scheduled for 11 a. m. Monday at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. F. P. Rugerio officiating. Burial was to follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mrs. Garcia was born July 4, 1904, to John Gonzales in Mercedes and died 12:02 a. m. Jan. 18, 1992, at Matagorda House.

She was a resident of Bay City since 1913 and worked as a seamstress here for many years. She was affiliated with the Presbyterian church.

Survivors include two daughters, Irene Rodriguez of Bay City and Nora K. Acosta of Harlingen; two sons, Charley Kidder of Victoria and Rudy Kidder of Houston; two sisters, Consuelo Delgado of McAllen and Guadalupe Robinson of Denver, Colo.; 13 grandchildren, Ray and Rudy Acosta, Lisa deLaGarza, Douglas and Steve Kidder, Charley Kidder Jr., Karen Boatman, Rebecca Morris, Rudy Kidder Jr., Gary Kidder, Kimberly Hyde and Ben and Dan Kidder; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Garcia was preceded in death by her husband, Toribio Garcia, who died in 1978, and a son, Ben C. Kidder, who died in 1974.

Daily Tribune, January 1992

Ruben Garza


Santos R. Garza           Bertha R. Garza Rodriguez

Bertha Rodriguez

Nov. 8, 1924 - June 8, 2006

Bertha Rodriguez, 81, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2006 at her home in Bay City.

She was born November 8, 1924 to the late Lorenzo and San Juana Rodriguez in Cuero. Mrs. Rodriguez was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She is survived by: her children, Bertha and Abelardo Morales of Freer, Ralph Rodriguez of Bay City, Arthur, Jr. and Delia Rodriguez of Bay City, Carmen and Bryan Chancy of Houston, Bobby and Sue Rodriguez of Bay City, Janie and Sergio San Miguel of Bay City, Rudy and Chriselda Garza of Bay City, Becky Rodriguez of Bay City, Rachel and Santos Martinez of Corpus Christi, Jessica and Jessie Oros of Bay City, and Jennifer and David Villa of Bay City; 34 grandchildren; 80 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, Santos Garza and son, Ruben Rodriguez.

A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Father Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Rodriguez's grandsons: Rudy Garza, Sergio San Miguel, Jr., Randy Rodriguez, Christopher Rodriguez, Steven San Miguel, and Robert Rodriguez.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her sons-in-law: Abelardo Morales and Sergio San Miguel, Sr..

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published June 11, 2006

Santos Garza
April 15, 1934 – November 20, 1979

Santos Garza, 45, of Bay City, died at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston on November 20. He was a Bay City resident over 3 years, and owned and operated Garza’s Landscaping Company in Bay City. Survivors include: wife, Mrs. Bertha R. Garza of Bay City; mother, Fela Garza of San Benito; daughters, Christina Garza and Pat Garza both of Bay City, plus a daughter living in Harlingen; sons, Santos, Jr. and Mario both of Harlingen, Joe, John, Lupe, Ismeal, Randy, Isreal and Chris all of Bay City; 4 step daughters and 4 step sons; sisters, Eva and Katherina of San Benito; brother, Lupe Garza of San Benito; numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews along with other relatives.

Rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM Thursday, November 22. The funeral will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Friday, November 23, at 10:00 AM. Father Joseph Shannon will officiate and interment will be held at Cedarvale Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, November 23, 1979                Obituary courtesy of Susie Adkins

Cruz G. Gonzales


Delfina M. Gonzales


Ofelia Figueroa Gonzales


Sylvia Gonzales


Trinidad P. Gonzales


Cayetana Guanajuato

Cayetana Guanajuato

Funeral services for Cayetana Guanajuato, 74, of Bay City, will be at 10 a.m. April 23, 2001, at Our Lady of Guadalupe, with Father Ed Boren officiating. Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Bay City Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City, Texas.

She died April 20, 2001, at Wharton, Texas. She was born Aug. 7, 1926 at Granbury, Texas.

Survivors include: sons, Michael and Ben Guanajuato, both of Bay City, and Max Guanajuato, Jr. of Angleton; daughters, Virginia Perez, Hope Guanajuato, Mary Helen Guanajuato, Teresa Guanajuato, Gloria Garcia of Markham, and Connie Longoria all of Bay City; brother, Paul Lozano of Bay City; sister, Delores Perez of Bay City, and Mary Louise Rodriguez of Markham; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Max Guanajuato, III, Gilbert Perez, Jr., David Barzon Sr., Bill Parker, Jose Longoria, and Rudy Galvan.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.


The Daily Tribune, Sunday, April 22, 2001


Angela Ochoa           Dominga Guanajuato


Max Guanajuato, Sr.


Victoria Gutierrez


Louis Guzman          Josefine Guzman

Josephine Guzman

Josephine Guzman, 87, of Bay City died May 9, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston.

She was born October 19, 1913 in Palacios, Texas to the late Frank and Juanita Rodriguez Lopez.

Mrs. Guzman was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a lifelong resident of Bay City.

Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Valentine and Stella Guzman, Louis D. Jr. and Teresa Guzman all of Houston and Edward and Lupe Guzman of Bay City; nine grandchildren, nine step grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Louis D. Guzman; sisters, Janie Harvey. Beatrice Ramos and Jesusa Lopez; and brothers, Esavel and Frank Lopez.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001MY11

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, May 11, 2001

Pedro Guzman          Adela S. Guzman

Adela Silvas Guzman

Adela Silvas Guzman, 83, of Bay City died July 7, 2002 at the Matagorda House Health Care Center. She was born December 6, 1918 in Wharton County, TX to the late Reaheal and Manuela Chacon Silvas. She was a lifelong resident of Bay City and was member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include: daughters, Amy Garcia, Delores Gamez, Manuela Vega and Adela Guzman all of Bay City, and Marie May of Markham, sons, Pete Guzman of Bacliff, TX, Jesse Silvas and Faustino Silvas both of Bay City; 30 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating.

Pallbearers were to be her grandsons, Gus Garcia, Jr., Pete Guzman, III, Jesse Guzman, Anthony Vega, A.D. Aviles, Authur Guzman and her special grandson, Lee Garcia. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A000114B2002JL10

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Ramon Hernandez           Inosencia M. Hernandez

Inosencia M. Hernandez
(December 28, 1920 - November 23, 2012)

Inosencia M. Hernandez, age 92, entered eternal rest on November 23, 2012 in Bay City, Texas. She was born December 28, 1920 in Cuero, Texas. Preceded in death by parents, Paz and Juanita Morales, husband Ramon Hernandez, Sr., son Ramon Hernandez, Jr., siblings, Cruz Bustos, Inez Garcia, Frank Morales and Caesar Morales. In 1944 she and her husband opened El Zarape Café in Bay City, along with her parents, Paz and Juanita Morales. 1954, she later joined in partnership with her sister Inez and husband, Ray Garcia. Survived by daughters Hortencia (Louis) Tejeda, Mary (AB) Trevino, sister, Janie (David) Amador, brother, Pete (Connie) Morales, Paz (Andrea) Morales. grandchildren, Ramon Hernandez III, Marina (Camilo) Reyes and Priscilla (Brad) Jex. Great grandchildren, Meghan, Morghan and Madaline Jex. Natalie and Ramon Herandez IV and great great grandson, Ramon Hernandez V.

A Rosary and Mass will be held at 1:30 PM Monday, November 26th, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bay City. Father Gerald Cernoch will officiate. Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1412 12th St., Bay City, TX 77414.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on November 25, 2012


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