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Mark Vanderford

Apr 24, 1981 - Nov 29, 2023

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Corpus Christi, TX

Mark Anthony Vanderford, age 42, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

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Julio Carrillo Jr.

Aug 05, 1958 - Feb 21, 2024

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Corpus Christi, TX

Julio Carrillo Jr., a cherished husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2024, in his hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on August 5, 1958, to the late Juliano Carrillo Sr. and Carmen Olivo in Corpus Christi, Julio's life was a testament to his loving, funny, and creative spirit.Julio spent 35 fruitful years as a painting/coatings specialist supervisor at Brand, a role in which he not only excelled professionally but also formed lifelong friendships. His colleagues knew him as a man of great dedication and skill, someone who brought a sense of camaraderie and joy to every project he touched.Outside of his work, Julio was a man of many passions. He was an avid fisherman, often found casting his line in the serene waters near his home, and a fan of music that could lift the spirits of everyone around him. Camping by the river was a treasured activity, one that allowed him to bask in the beauty of nature and the company of his loved ones. Julio also found great joy in working at the ranch with his family, where he could share his knowledge and enthusiasm for the outdoors.Julio's favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys, and he never missed a game. His passion for BBQing was unmatched, and his family and friends always looked forward to his delicious, carefully prepared meals. Julio had a special place in his heart for his beloved dogs, Mia and Chico, whom he spoiled with endless affection.He is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia Escarenio; his children, Julio Carrillo III, Vanessa Escarenio, Monica Garcia, and Geneva Carrillo; his sisters, Geneva Carrillo Thibadeaux and Rachel Carrillo Flores; and his many adoring grandchildren who brought immense joy to his life. Julio was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Joel Escarenio; his brothers, Arthur Carrillo, Richard Carrillo, and Danny Carrillo; and his sister, Dehlia Carrillo.Julio's life was a vibrant tapestry woven with the love of his family, the laughter of his grandchildren, and the countless memories created with friends. His ability to find humor in the everyday and his creative approach to life's challenges will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.As we say farewell to Julio Carrillo Jr., we celebrate a life lived to the fullest, marked by an unwavering commitment to his family, a boundless capacity for love, and a legacy of warmth and joy that will continue to resonate with those he leaves behind.A visitation for family and friends will be held on [Date] at [Location], where we will gather to share stories and honor the life of a man who touched so many hearts. The funeral service will follow on [Date] at [Location], where we will bid our final goodbye to Julio, a man whose presence was a gift to us all.Julio's family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the healthcare professionals who provided such compassionate care during his illness. Their dedication and kindness will never be forgotten.As we reflect on Julio's extraordinary journey, we are reminded to cherish the simple pleasures of life, just as he did. His laughter, his creativity, and his love will forever be imprinted on our hearts, guiding us through our own paths with the same courage and grace he exemplified throughout his life.Rest in peace, Julio Carrillo Jr., knowing that your legacy will continue to inspire, and the love you shared will forever be the beacon that lights our way.

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Emma Garcia Juarez

Mar 31, 1932 - Feb 28, 2024

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Corpus Christi, TX

Emma Garcia Juarez, 91, joined her Lord and Savior on February 28, 2024 in Corpus Christi, ,TX. Emma was born March 31, 1932 in Santa Margarita Ranch, Texas to Eleuterio Garcia and Florencia Gonzalez Garcia. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Emma loved her family and enjoyed being with them as much as possible. She loved to cook for everyone and her specialty was menudo. Emma is preceded in death by her husband, Arturo Recio Juarez; parents, Eleuterio and Florencia Garcia; brother, Ismael Garcia; sisters, Emilia Gonzalez, Hermila Rodriguez and Elia Maldonado. Survivors include daughters, Maria “Toni” Garcia (Debbie), and Precilla Enriquez (Roland); son, Charles Juarez; sisters, Mary Martin all of Corpus Christi, TX and Ercilia Guerra of Realitos, TX; grandchildren, Vanessa Porras (Jeremy Moreno), Erica Tunchez, Ralph Diaz Jr. (Nicole), Vicoria Garcia, Matias Jose Salinas Jr. (Alexis), Monica Garcia and Marisol Salinas (Dominque); twelve great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. She will be laid to rest in Memory Gardens Cemetery at the Mausoleum. To offer your condolences and share fond memories please view and sign the guestbook at www.memorygardensfuneralhome.com

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Maria S. Lujan

Jan 29, 1938 - Feb 28, 2024

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Corpus Christi, TX

Maria S. Lujan age 86 formerly of Galveston died Wednesday February 28, 2024 at the Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center in Corpus Christi. Funeral Mass is 10:00am Monday, March 4, 2024 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston. The family will receive visitors from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home on Sunday where a rosary will be recited at 6:30pm Maria was born January 29, 1938 in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico to Gregorio and Guierma De Los Santos Vivanco. She immigrated to the United States in 1949 and began a family. She was employed a cook at the Chicken Shack, Manuel’s Café and numerous other restaurants as a cook for many years and then moved to El Nopolito’s where she retired. She was a life long faithful catholic starting at Reina De La Paz Catholic Church and then to Our Lady of Guadalupe, then to Sacred Heart Church and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She raised and had her 13 children baptized. She was an extremely hard working and determined woman who would do whatever necessary to take care of her family. Preceded in death by her parents Gregorio and Guierma De Los Santos Vivanco, husband Alberto Lujan, son Eduardo Lujan, daughter Maria Guillermina Aguilar, brother Gregorio Vivanco, Jr. sisters Martha Vivanco and Gloria Vivanco; sister-in-law Fela Vivanco. Survivors include daughters Maria Estella Duran and husband Jose, Anita Aguilar and husband Carlos, and San Juana Jimenez and husband Rodolfo, sons, Alberto Lujan, Jr. and wife Rosanna, David Lujan and wife Rose, George Lujan and wife Naty, Fernando Lujan and wife Maru, Ruben Lujan, Rene Lujan, Jesus Lujan, and Antonio Lujan; sisters Mary Ramos, Magarita Tamez, Yolanda Pena, Rosa Hinojosa and husband Tomas, brother Jose Vivanco; numerous grandchildren, and great and, great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers are Fernando Lujan, Rene Lujan, George Lujan, Sr., David Lujan, Jesus Lujan, Antonio Lujan, Rudy Jimenez, Carlos Xavier Aguilar, and George Lujan Jr.

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Kevin Wade Sharp

Aug 04, 1964 - Mar 01, 2024

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Corpus Christi, TX

Kevin Wade Sharp, 59 years of age, peacefully passed away at 4:00 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2024, at his home in Corpus Christi, Texas after a Battle with ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.Kevin was born August 4, 1964 in Baton Rouge, La. and grew up Killian, La. He is survived by his wife, Maria Cruz Moreno Hernandez, of nine years whom he married in San Luis Potosi, Mexico; children Alyssa Camille and Noah Ryker; brother Herman Wayne Sharp, Jr. and sister Sharon Linda Sharp Lobo; grandson Isaac Key, among many nieces and nephews.Kevin’s passion for entrepreneurship led him to a successful career as a local business owner. Kevin is remembered as a kind, generous and loving man who enjoyed quality time with his wife and family.Public visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 starting at 8:00 a.m. til 10:00 a.m. with the Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. and burial to follow at 12:00 noon at Duncan cemetery 2496 Debra Ln, Corpus Christi, TX 78418.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to https://ccals.org/donate/.There are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Velma Sanchez

Jan 24, 1971 - Feb 29, 2024

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Corpus Christi, TX

Velma Sanchez, 53, passed away on February 29, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Houston, Texas on January 24, 1971.Public visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024 at Guardian funeral home chapel with a Holy rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m.There are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Beatrice Cavazos

May 14, 1934 - Feb 29, 2024

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Corpus Christi, TX

Beatrice Cavazos, age 89, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024. She was born on May 14, 1934, to the late Delia Constante. Beatrice will always be remembered for her kindness welcoming everyone with open arms and made sure they were well fed. She was known for her cooking. Beatrice was a loving, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and was known as Wella to many. Beatrice is preceded in death by her husband, Juan R. Cavazos, parents, Felip Sr. and Delia Constante, daughter, Nelda Cavazos, great-grand daughter, Sadie Carter, and many other loved ones. She is survived by her children, Linda, Annie, Jesse (Delma) Cavazos, Janie C. Ayala (J.C.), grandchildren, Angel, (Diana) and Angie Fuentes, Stephanie Conley, Amanda Deleon (Rudee), Samantha Cavazos, Veronica Pettis (Charles), Stephanie (Patrick) Carter and Carlos Ayala, great-grandchildren are, Jade Conley, Noah and Joshua Carter, Raeleen Pettis, Jessley, Kaden, Avery, Texas and Dallas, brothers are Felipa (Norma) Constante Jr., and Henry (Betty) Constante, sister, Mary Ann Constante, many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will start at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 719 19th Street, with a Funeral Mass to be held at 10:00 a.m. that same day. Interment to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park. Having the distinguished honor to serve as pallbearers are, Rudee Deleon, Carlos Ayala, Jacob Constante, Jesse Cavazos, Roy Hinojosa, and Angel Fuentes. Honorary pallbearers are, Kaden Deleon, Noah Carter, and Joshua Carter. Special thank you to Windsor Nursing Home and Angel Bright Hospice.

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Beatrice Cavazos

May 14, 1934 - Feb 29, 2024

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Corpus Christi, TX

Beatrice Cavazos, age 89, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024. She was born on May 14, 1934, to the late Delia Constante. Beatrice will always be remembered for her kindness welcoming everyone with open arms and made sure they were well fed. She was known for her cooking. Beatrice was a loving, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and was known as Wella to many. Beatrice is preceded in death by her husband, Juan R. Cavazos, parents, Felip Sr. and Delia Constante, daughter, Nelda Cavazos, great-grand daughter, Sadie Carter, and many other loved ones. She is survived by her children, Linda, Annie, Jesse (Delma) Cavazos, Janie C. Ayala (J.C.), grandchildren, Angel, (Diana) and Angie Fuentes, Stephanie Conley, Amanda Deleon (Rudee), Samantha Cavazos, Veronica Pettis (Charles), Stephanie (Patrick) Carter and Carlos Ayala, great-grandchildren are, Jade Conley, Noah and Joshua Carter, Raeleen Pettis, Jessley, Kaden, Avery, Texas and Dallas, brothers are Felipa (Norma) Constante Jr., and Henry (Betty) Constante, sister, Mary Ann Constante, many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will start at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 719 19th Street, with a Funeral Mass to be held at 10:00 a.m. that same day. Interment to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park. Having the distinguished honor to serve as pallbearers are, Rudee Deleon, Carlos Ayala, Jacob Constante, Jesse Cavazos, Roy Hinojosa, and Angel Fuentes. Honorary pallbearers are, Kaden Deleon, Noah Carter, and Joshua Carter. Special thank you to Windsor Nursing Home and Angel Bright Hospice.

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Rosalva E. Ayala

Apr 28, 1958 - Feb 18, 2024

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Corpus Christi, TX

Rosalva E. Ayala “Bona”, age 65, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2024. She was born on April 28, 1958, in Corpus Christi, Texas to Rafael & Eva Rodriguez. Rosalva was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, Momo, and Gigi. Rosalva is survived by her husband, Gilbert Ayala; daughter, Katherine Ochoa (Noe); son, Charles Anthony “Tony” Wheeler; siblings, Jose Y. Rodriguez (Isabel), Nancy Rangel (Placido), Jaine Rodriguez Vasquez, Sylvia Flores (Jimmy), Mario A. Rodriguez (Josie), Paul A. Rodriguez (Melissa), and Anna Marie Munoz; grandchildren, Jazlyn D. Vela (Andrew & children), Destany D. Munoz (children), Infinity L. Cazares (Cierra), Ashton G. Medina (Elvira & children), Daniel L. Deleon Jr. (Erika), Gustavo Cazares Jr. (Jazmyn & children), Roman A. Deleon (Britany), Jose A. Flores Jr., Arianna J. Ochoa, Serenity Flores, Saphire Baker, Isiah L. Sarmiento, Noe Ochoa III, and Marcos M. Ochoa; and nieces and nephews, April M. Zermeno (Geronimo & children), Jay R (Baby Joe) Fuentes (Sarah & children), Ariana Munoz ( Joe & children) and many more that loved her dearly. Rosalva is proceeded in death by her parents, Rafael & Eva Rodriguez; sister, Marsha Yolanda Rodriguez; brothers, Rafael Rodriguez Jr. and Manuel Rodriguez; daughter, Marsha Rodriguez Cazares; brother-in-law, Ben “Beck” Munoz, and nephews, Rafael Rodriguez III, John “Adam” Manuel Rodriguez, and Manuel Rodriguez Jr. Rosalva’s family will receive condolences on, at Treviño Funeral Home, 3006 Niagara St. @ Port Ave.,; with a. Services will conclude in the chapel that evening. To leave your condolences for the family of Rosalva Ayala, share your memories, or visit her tribute wall, please go to www.trevinofuneralhome.net. To to the family or in memory of Rosalva E. "Bona" Ayala, please

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Ceferino F. Valenzuela

Aug 28, 1928 - Feb 27, 2024

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Corpus Christi, TX

The Lord called Ceferino “Cefe” F. Valenzuela on February 27, 2024 while surrounded by his loving wife and family. He born on August 28, 1928 and was 95 years old. His calling in life was to be a public servant and as a product of the Greatest Generation, he was always humble in his ways and very respectful to all. He grew up caddying at the Old Corpus Christi Country Club. It was there that he learned and excelled at the game of golf. He was a Co-Founder of the CC Pan American Golf Association. In 1968 he was the first Hispanic elected President of the CC Golf Association and in 1992 was the first Corpus Christi member inducted into the PAGA National Hall of Fame. He was rumored to have had a -2 handicap at one time! In 1946, he enlisted into the Army Air Corps, which later became known as the US Air Force. After his Honorable Discharge in 1950, he met his wife, Angelica, whom he’s been married to for over 72 years. He attended Del Mar College and began working for the Street Department in 1952. In 1969 he was transferred to the Sanitation Department and is credited for settling labor issues within the department. In 1972, he was promoted to Sanitation Superintendent and in 1982, he was recognized by the Texas Public Works Association at Texas A&M, College Station, for his efficiency in operating the Sanitation Department. In 1999, the new landfill was named after him for his faithful service to the City and citizens of Corpus Christi. He retired after 26 years of service to the City of Corpus Christi. After retirement, he volunteered at the Rehabilitation Hospital. He served on many boards and committees such as the Parks and Recreation Board, the Crime Control and Prevention District, the Community Blood Bank Board of Trustees, the Nueces County Appraisal Review Board and the City Employees Credit Union Committee. He was a very active member of the American Legion. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Patrick Church where he was a member of the Prayer Group and volunteer for the Men’s Acts Retreats. He is proceeded in death by his parents Jose and Delfina Valenzuela, brothers Joe, Frank and Oscar Valenzuela, his daughter Linda V. Garza (Johnny) and son-in-law Gilbert Rodriguez, Jr. He is survived by his brothers Rudy Valenzuela (Lupe) and Israel Valenzuela (Lillia), sisters Lucy Deleon (Richard) and Alice Valenzuela. He is also survived by his wife, Angelica and daughters Olga Rodriguez, Mary Elizabeth Garza, Gloria Soto (Joe), his son, Ceferino A. Valenzuela, Jr (JoAnn), six grandchildren, Gilbert Rodriguez III (Stephanie), Jesse Michael Garza (Selena), John D. Garza (Joanna), Seth Garza (Amanda), Alyssa Grillet (Corey) and J.L. Bronold, II (Heather). He also has ten great grandchildren. The family would like to give special thanks to his private providers Maria “Lina” Torres, Enriquetta Colunga and staff, Shelly’s staff and to John Flores and his wonderful staff with Serenity and Grace Hospice. A visitation will be held at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel, Monday, March 4, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park To to the family, please

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Mary Frances Osborne

Jan 20, 1945 - Feb 26, 2024

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Corpus Christi, TX

Mary Frances Osborne, a cherished soul and beacon of light, was called to her heavenly home on February 26, 2024. Born on January 20, 1945, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Mary lived a life abundant in love, faith, and service, and it was in this same beloved city that she drew her last breath, after a battle with sickness, surrounded by the warmth of her family.Mary, known affectionately by those who loved her, was a steadfast partner to her husband James (Ozzie) Osborne for 59 years, a nurturing mother to her children Mary, William with his wife Gina, Tommy, Marcy, and Melissa alongside her husband Derrik. She was a doting grandmother to Ashley with her husband Robert, Austin, Alayna, Nick with his wife Megan, William, Witten, and a great-grandmother to Jayden, Rilley, Olivia, Everly, Grayson, Ryder, and Serenity. Each of these precious lives was touched by Mary's boundless love and enduring spirit.Throughout her life, Mary worked with an unwavering commitment and dedication. She poured herself into every task, no matter how big or small, and always found time to volunteer, contributing to the betterment of her community. She was a woman of deep faith, who lived by the words of the Apostle Paul, "And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13). Mary embodied this divine love, sharing it generously with all who crossed her path.Mary's passions were simple yet profound. She found joy in the quiet moments spent over puzzles, the satisfaction of a seam well-sewn, and the laughter and stories shared during family gatherings. Shopping was another delight in her life, bringing her simple pleasures and the opportunity to choose thoughtful gifts for her loved ones.To describe Mary Osborne, one would say she was loving, faith-filled, and kind. Her heart knew no bounds, and her hands were rarely still, always busy with work for others or crafting comforts for her family. Her kindness was a gentle whisper in a world that often roars with uncertainty, a whisper that said, "Here is peace, here is love."In the tapestry of our lives, each thread Mary wove was intentional and full of purpose. Her legacy is one of unwavering love and the quiet strength of a woman whose faith was her guidepost. As we gather to remember her, we do so not with heavy hearts but with the joy of knowing that she lived a life as full and as beautiful as the blooming magnolias of a Texas spring.To have known Mary was to have known the embodiment of the Proverbs 31 woman, "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." Mary laughed often, loved deeply, and left us with memories that will forever be etched in the halls of our hearts.As we bid farewell to Mary Frances Osborne, let us carry forward the light she has left in each of us. May we honor her memory by living with the same kindness, the same generous spirit, and the same unwavering faith that she demonstrated every day of her blessed life.Today, we commend Mary to the Lord's loving embrace, confident that she is at peace in the eternal home prepared for her. We will miss her dearly, but we take solace in the knowledge that we are forever connected through the love she gave us, a love that knows no end. Amen.

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