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Obituaries Obituaries

OBIT-Mary Jane Lester

20140912 Mary-Jane-LesterMISSION - Mary Jane Lester, 78, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Mary Jane and Don, her loving husband, moved to Mission in 1965 with their two children, where they have lived ever since.

Mary Jane was very active in the community. She was a member of the Mission Junior Service League where she served as president. She was active in the Citrus Fiesta designing costumes, building floats and along with supporting Don, as they worked on many community projects and received the C.V. Curtis Award for her longtime service to the Fiesta. She not only built floats in the Valley, she went nationwide taking first place on a float in Mitchell, Nebraska and just last year helped with the Paris, Texas Homecoming Parade.

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DEATH NOTICE-Juana Abarca

MISSION - Juana Abarca, 87, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at her home in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Teresa Guerrero

MISSION - Teresa Guerrero, 82, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

DEATH NOTICE-Maria Raya

ALTON - Maria Raya passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at her home in Alton.

DEATH NOTICE-Jose Rivas

PALMVIEW - Jose Rivas, 72, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at his home in Palmview.

OBIT-Ricardo Garza Sr.

PALMVIEW - Ricardo Garza Sr., 55, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at his home in Palmview. He was born in Mission on April 21, 1959.

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OBITUARIES SATURDAY EDITION

20140906 Berta Filut WebBerta Hilda Olivarez Filut

Berta Hilda “Bert” Olivarez Filut, 59, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014, at her home in Mission following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Filut was the executive director of Texas Citrus Fiesta for 19 years and was the owner of B&B Flowers and BP Feed Store.

Active in the community, she received the Woman of the Year award for her broad volunteer efforts. While a member of the Lion’s Club, she served as secretary and received the Jack Welch Fellow Award and the Melvin Jones Fellow Award.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mission and was in charge of altar decorations for all holidays and served on the church’s finance committee. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church Society and the Catholic Daughters of America.

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OBITUARIES

 

Gloria Yolanda Dillard

Gloria Yolanda Dillard of Mission recently passed away.

She was born September 1, 1950, in Mission to Daniel and Lupita Dillard. She held a bachelor’s degree in elementary psychology and master’s degrees in elementary education and bilingual education. During her career, she was employed by the La Joya I.S.D. and Brazosport I.S.D.

Survivors include her siblings, Elsie Chapa, Bernice Flores, Irma Ramirez and Dan Dillard.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, John Dillard and Frances Quesada.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home Mission. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at Virgen de Guadalupe Church in Mission.

NOTICES

MISSION – A funeral mass for Rufino Farias will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Garden of Angels Cemetery in Abram

Florinda Garcia

ALTON - Florida Garcia, 80, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Doctors Hospital in Edinburg. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Virgil Wilson Funeral Home in Mission.

Adrian Martinez

MISSION - Adrian Martinez passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

Luis Palomo

MISSION - Luis Palomo, 76, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at LifeCare Hospital in McAllen.

Sotero Rios

PEÑITAS - Sotero Rios, 76, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Mission.

Maria Guadalupe Rodriguez

MISSION – A graveside service for Maria Guadalupe Rodriguez will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. at San Jose Cemetery in Mission.

 

DEATH NOTICE-Angelica Maria Flores

MISSION – A funeral service for Angelica Maria Flores will be held on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Funeraria Del Angel in Mission. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

DEATH NOTICE-Arcadia Ortiz

LA JOYA – A funeral mass for Arcadia Ortiz will be held on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in La Joya.

DEATH NOTICE-Florida Garcia

ALTON - Florida Garcia, 80, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg.

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