Jul 28, 1938 - Nov 27, 2023
Ida B. Stowers
Aug 24, 1935 - Feb 27, 2024
Ida B. Stowers, age 88, of Austin, Texas, passed away on February 27, 2024. Ida was born in Giddings, Texas on August 24, 1935. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Ida B. Stowers, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Charlene Elizabeth Jones
May 03, 1952 - Feb 15, 2024
Charlene Elizabeth Jones, “Lady C,” age 71 years, of Austin, Texas, peacefully passed away at home on February 15, 2024, after a multitude of health complications spanning many years. Services will be held at Boone Funeral Home in Leland, Mississippi, on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Visitation with the family will be at 10:30 a.m. and the service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Charlene Elizabeth Jones was born on May 3, 1952, to Murphy Merlin Jones and Jessie Elizabeth Turner Jones in Hollandale, Mississippi. After she graduated from Hollandale High School as valedictorian in 1969, she went on to study at David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee and then returned home to finish her college degree at Delta State University. Later she obtained her master’s degree in Psychology. After graduating with a degree in English, Charlene Elizabeth Jones started her first job as a keypunch operator at Walker Farms in Stoneville, Mississippi. She then taught business machines in Greenville, Mississippi. After moving to Arkansas, she served as the church secretary at Dardanelle Church of Christ in Dardanelle, Arkansas. She taught high school English at Havana High School in Havana, Arkansas. Charlene worked as a business woman at River Valley Plumbing in Russellville, Arkansas, and as a substitute teacher. She was an editor at Computer Times and worked as a census worker in Bardstown, Kentucky. Wherever she lived, Charlene Elizabeth Jones was actively involved in her community and was a member and often served as an elected officer in organizations such as Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters, Newcomers Club, Parent Teacher Organizations, Girl Scouts, League of Women Voters, church groups, and various political party organizations. She actively researched genealogy for not only her own family but for the family of those she loved. Charlene Elizabeth Jones was affectionately nicknamed “the Hornet” in her youth. Wherever she went, she made her unforgettable presence well-known to all. She lived life to the absolute fullest and enjoyed cooking, reading, keeping her many plants, singing, dancing, traveling, and making every holiday an over-the-top celebration for her children and family. Maski or Mumsy, as she was known to her different grandchildren, delighted in teaching them that same vibrancy of living and loving life. No matter what she did—she did it “her way.” Charlene Elizabeth Jones was predeceased by her father, Murphy Merlin Jones; her mother, Jessie Elizabeth Jones; her brother, Vance Turner Jones; her brother, Paul Kennedy Jones; her half-brother, Magruder Jones; and her half-brother, Davis Vernon Jones. Charlene Elizabeth Jones is survived by her spouse, Thomas Lee Isaac of Austin, Texas; her daughter, Sherry “Elizabeth” Baugh Szirbik (William Szirbik); her daughter, Phyllis “Marlene” Baugh Boshears (Jason Eric Boshears); her grandchildren, Lara Elizabeth Redman, Alan Francis Redman, Emilene Elizabeth Boshears, Alexander Eric Boshears, and Charles Herbert Boshears; her sister, Mary Ellen Jones Irby; her sister, Merlene Jones Chandler; her brother, Ronald Lucas Jones; as well as her step-son, Eastin Lee Isaac (Gabriella Marie Soza); her former spouse and father to her daughters, Jackie Eugene Baugh; and her former spouse, Terrance Kibiloski. All Rights Reserved 2021
Lonnie Dean Keel
Sep 20, 1959 - Mar 01, 2024
Lonnie Dean Keel Lonnie Dean Keel, age 64, of Brownwood passed away on March 1, 2024, in Austin. A come and go Celebration of Life for Mr. Lonnie Keel will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 5pm-7pm at Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Lonnie Dean Keel was born in Gorman TX on September 20, 1959, to Eugene and Shirley Keel. Lonnie graduated from high school in Brownwood. He spent 19 years working for Brownwood Bulletin then another 21 years at Vulcan Materials as a heavy equipment operator. On December 23, 1983, he and Tonya Benson were married and had two boys: Brandon and Jason. Lonnie did so love a good joke. He was a prankster and will be sorely missed. He loved spending time with family and friends. Tinkering with an old car or truck with his buddy Billy Day. Camping out with his kids and grand-kids at the state park was a favorite. Nathaniel and Zoe were his pride and joy. Left behind to cherish those memories are sons, Brandon Keel of Coppers Cove, Jason (Megan) of Clarksville, TN, grandchildren, Nathaniel and Zoe, sister Darlene Hair of Brownwood TX. Many thanks to Pastor Artie Woodcox for the times spent with Lonnie speaking truth and trust from the Lord. Preceded in death by parents, Gene and Shirley Keel, brothers Kenny and Everett Keel, little sister Rebecca Keel, Brother-in-Law Jimmy Hair. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Clear Creek Cemetery c/o Darlene Hair 3348 Stanley Ln. Brownwood, TX, 76801 Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Lonnie Dean Keel, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Charlene Elizabeth Jones
May 03, 1952 - Feb 15, 2024
Charlene Elizabeth Jones, “Lady C,” age 71 years, of Austin, Texas, peacefully passed away at home on February 15, 2024, after a multitude of health complications spanning many years. Charlene Elizabeth Jones was born on May 3, 1952, to Murphy Merlin Jones and Jessie Elizabeth Turner Jones in Hollandale, Mississippi. After she graduated from Hollandale High School as valedictorian in 1969, she went on to study at David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and then returned home to finish her college degree at Delta State University. Later she obtained her master’s degree in Psychology. After graduating with a degree in English, Charlene Elizabeth Jones started her first job as a keypunch operator at Walker Farms in Stoneville, Mississippi. She then taught business machines in Greenville, Mississippi. After moving to Arkansas, she served as the church secretary at Dardanelle Church of Christ in Dardanelle, Arkansas. She taught high school English at Havana High School in Havana, Arkansas. Charlene worked as a business woman at River Valley Plumbing in Russellville, Arkansas, and as a substitute teacher. She was an editor at Computer Times and worked as a census worker in Bardstown, Kentucky. Wherever she lived, Charlene Elizabeth Jones was actively involved in her community and was a member and often served as an elected officer in organizations such as Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters, Newcomers Club, Parent Teacher Organizations, Girl Scouts, League of Women Voters, church groups, and various political party organizations. She actively researched genealogy for not only her own family but for the family of those she loved. Charlene Elizabeth Jones was affectionately nicknamed “the Hornet” in her youth. Wherever she went, she made her unforgettable presence well-known to all. She lived life to the absolute fullest and enjoyed cooking, reading, keeping her many plants, singing, dancing, traveling, and making every holiday an over-the-top celebration for her children and family. Maski or Mumsy, as she was known to her different grandchildren, delighted in teaching them that same vibrancy of living and loving life. No matter what she did—she did it “her way.” Charlene Elizabeth Jones was predeceased by her father, Murphy Merlin Jones; her mother, Jessie Elizabeth Jones; her brother, Vance Turner Jones; her brother, Paul Kennedy Jones; her half-brother, Magruder Jones; and her half-brother, Davis Vernon Jones. Charlene Elizabeth Jones is survived by her spouse, Thomas Lee Isaac of Austin, Texas; her daughter, Sherry “Elizabeth” Baugh Szirbik (William Szirbik); her daughter, Phyllis “Marlene” Baugh Boshears (Jason Eric Boshears); her grandchildren, Lara Elizabeth Redman, Alan Francis Redman, Emilene Elizabeth Boshears, Alexander Eric Boshears, and Charles Herbert Boshears; her sister, Mary Ellen Jones Irby; her sister, Merlene Jones Chandler; her brother, Ronald Lucas Jones; as well as her step-son, Eastin Lee Isaac (Gabriella Marie Soza); her former spouse and father to her daughters, Jackie Eugene Baugh; and her former spouse, Terrance Kibiloski. Services will be held at Boone Funeral Home in Leland, Mississippi, on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Visitation with the family will be at 10:30 a.m. and the service will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Hazel Jean Leatherwood
Aug 13, 1932 - Feb 23, 2024
Hazel Jean Leatherwood passed February 23rd of 2024, at the age of 91. She was born on August 13th, 1932. She grew up in Alpena, Arkansas. She graduated from Ozark School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She was actively involved in nursing her life, establishing the Villa Siesta Nursing Home early on, writing the manual for care that is used to this day, later on working for years in the emergency room, then at the Austin State School in Austin as a supervisor, and finally, at the State Hospital in Austin before she finally retired. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Leatherwood in 2018. She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie. The family would like to thank Willie and Yolanda Vasquez, and also Vivien Stroup for the care and compassion they showed Jean in her final days. Friends and Family are invited to coffee and cake and a quick meal of sandwiches at Gateway Baptist Church after the service before returning home. A graveside service for Jean will be held Monday, March 4, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery, 14501 North Interstate 35, Pflugerville, Texas 78660.
Evelyn Ruth Olle
Nov 11, 1924 - Feb 28, 2024
Evelyn Ruth Olle, 99, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2024, in Austin, TX. Evelyn was born on November 11, 1924, in Lockhart, Texas to her parents, the late James Marshall Wimberly and Carrie Ethel Roberts. Evelyn was born in Lockhart, moved to San Antonio, eventually to Austin graduating from Stephen F. Austin High School. She married Oscar James Olle at Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas July 3, 1943, and raised their family in Austin. As a family they enjoyed lake weekends, boating, gardening, church activities, flea markets, and games with friends. Evelyn attended Crestview United Methodist Church for many years. She always enjoyed antiques, shopping and antique shows. Evelyn worked outside the home for several companies; Benold’s Jewelers, TxDOT and Edward Topin Maps but always focused on caring for her family in the home. Evelyn is survived by her children; Carol Ann Counts and her husband, Norman, Janet Gail, Ricketson and her husband Mike, grandchildren; Tracey Lyn and her husband Matt Morrow, great grandchildren; James Tyler Morrow, and Kathleen Michelle Akers (Morrow). The family will be having a graveside service, Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 1:30PM, at Memorial Hill Cemetery at 14501 N Interstate 35, Pflugerville, TX 78660.
Loretta Marie Jaynes Rettew Craig
Jul 21, 1937 - Feb 26, 2024
Loretta Marie Jaynes Rettew Craig passed to her heavenly reward Monday February 26, 2024, in Austin, Texas. She suffered through all stages of dementia over the last 10 years and her passing has released her from the pain and confusion dementia causes. Loretta was born July 21, 1937 in Santa Ana, California to Milburn and Hazel (Aldrich) Jaynes. Loretta was proud of her maternal family’s native California roots. She was thrilled when she found out her 2x great grandparents, Ira and Lois (Lockwood) Aldrich helped settle and name the streets in La Habra, California, her 2x great grandfather C.D. Manning was an elected official, Los Angeles County Supervisor and her great grandfather Fred Aldrich started and served on the organization that would become the Chamber of Commerce for LaHabra. Loretta’s early years were spent in the home of her maternal grandparents, Harry and May (Enyart) Aldrich, in Costa Mesa, California, while her mother Hazel worked as a Rosie the Riveter during WWII. Loretta was seven when the war ended. Hazel remarried Gilbert H. Rettew (Gil), an officer in the Coast Guard assigned to duty in occupied Japan, so one of Loretta’s most memorable adventures began. Loretta lived in Japan for almost six years during the U.S. occupation and loved every minute of it. The military command encouraged the officers to hire locals to provide jobs as part of the Japanese economy recovery, so during her time in Japan, Loretta became accustomed to maids, housekeepers, cooks, gardeners and other general help. Loretta attended the American School, but she interacted with the children of the local help. Loretta kept in touch with several of Japanese and school friends for years after returning to the US. She told stories of going into town with ‘cook’, which meant going off base to the open-air market to buy squid, eel, octopus, cow tongue and other delicacies to be prepared for the families’ dinner. She became used to earthquakes; she would sleep through them. Treats took so long to arrive from the states that she learned to like the texture and taste of stale marshmallows and butterfingers. That never changed and once she returned to the US, she would buy marshmallows and butterfingers and put them away until they were stale before she ate them. Loretta obtained one of her most prized possessions while in Japan: an antique Japanese statue doll that she had on display in her home the rest of her life. Upon return to the US, Gil formally adopted Loretta. Loretta attended Santa Ana High School, graduating in 1955. She met many lifelong friends in high school. One of those friends was Wendell Craig, the man she would marry Nov. 9, 1955, in Santa Ana. Loretta was working as a telephone switchboard operator and Wendell was away at basic training for the Air Force. They had agreed to save $500 each before they would marry. When he came home from basic training, they had both saved $250. Although they had not met their agreed upon savings amount, they decided that $250 X 2 met the $500 they had agreed upon and pulled off a wedding in less than a week. The military sent them to Amarillo, Texas, (Loretta thought as some kind of punishment) before heading to Maine for four years, where their first and best child was born. After discharge from military service in 1961, Wendell and Loretta were back in Santa Ana. Loretta reconnected with her HS friends (Toby, Joanne, Jacki to name a few) Sunny southern California brought their next two kids, with the third child made up of left-over parts of the first two. For air quality reasons, Loretta and Wendell decided to leave California in 1969. The first stop was Ft Smith Arkansas, where they lived for a year. From Southern California to Ft Smith was like stepping back in time 20 or more years, from a 24/7 life to rolling up sidewalks at 5pm. And while their children loved it, Loretta and Wendell struggled to adjust. So, they decided they would find a more ‘modern’ place to live. They spent several weekends in the spring of 1970 visiting various cities, (Little Rock, Shreveport, etc.) and decided, without visiting it that Dallas would be their next home. After the school year ended, with a loaded U-Haul truck, and their station wagon pulling a trailer, they left Arkansas heading for Dallas. When they got to Dallas, things were not as they expected. They drove around, bought a newspaper for rent prices and jobs. Loretta decided Dallas was too big and not the happy medium they were looking for, so they decided to head south on IH-35 to see what Waco had to offer. When they arrived in 1970 Waco, they decided it was too small so they headed south again to Austin. Arriving in Austin, they decided to give it chance. While living in a KOA camp, Loretta and Wendell did adult things like search for a home and jobs while their kids played in the swimming pool at the campground. They found what they were looking for and settled in Austin for two years. In the spring of 1972, Wendell had an opportunity to attend Oklahoma Tech University (now Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology) using his VA benefits so the family relocated to Okmulgee for two years while he earned his degree. Upon graduation, Loretta packed everyone and everything up and headed back to Austin. Loretta went to work at IRS and transferred into the Veteran’s Administration. She worked at the VA until her retirement in the mid 1990’s. In 1990, Loretta’s mother, still in California, became ill and was in need of assistance. Loretta took a 6 month leave of absence from the VA to assist her mother. Her reward was a genealogical goldmine. Her mother had boxes, drawers and crates of family pictures, documents, letters, personal memorabilia, maps and books dating from pre-civil war to the 1960’s that all had been passed down through the family. One land deed was from 1797. Loretta was already a certified genealogy addict, so this goldmine fed her addiction. (There was a bunch of cool stuff.) In a time when computers were not common in homes, and people over 60yo might not be inclined to learn how to use a newfangled thing for ‘fun’, Loretta worked with her tech savvy grandson to purchase, install and learn the basics of using a PC and the internet. She found distant cousins, shared the info in the treasure trove on her family, deciphered the handwriting in old letters (why does a ‘s’ look like a ‘f’?) and in general had a blast. She talked her daughter into joining the research, passing on her addiction and talked her tech savvy grandson into creating a genealogy website for her daughter to update. Loretta was a great artist who could draw, paint, sew and mold clay. She had several cabinets full of miniature vignettes of rooms using dollhouse furniture finds and her additions, made from all kinds of things. One item she liked was the plastic piece that holds the box top off the pizza. In her eyes it was a table. She loved making miniatures for dollhouses, and her miniature clay food was realistic. She had all kinds of pieces of small things that others might think were not worth bothering with that she collected and organized to use on her miniatures. Loretta’s retirement years were spent concentrating on her hobbies: collecting miniatures and hunting down ancestors until dementia made her favorite pastimes hard to do. Loretta loved chocolate, especially M&Ms. She only wanted the small bags because, like many of us, she had no will power to stop eating the cute little colorful candies. If she was given a large bag, she would eat some and then hide the rest, which in her later years turned in a scavenger hunt when she wanted to eat a few more. She loved hot breakfast tea in the morning and would sit, stirring and sipping a cup until it was cold. For her first purchase with her first paycheck as a telephone switchboard operator, Loretta bought a portable Singer sewing machine that she used the rest of her life. She was an excellent seamstress and made outfits for her daughter from the full skirts Loretta wore in the 50’s. A slimmed down skirt for Loretta and a dress with bloomers for her daughter meant they had matching outfits. Loretta would sketch out an outfit to be made for herself or her daughter, using the sleeves from one pattern, the skirt style from another, possibly the bodice of a third and then make it all work. Many times, she would redraw the design to include the patterns of the material purchased for the outfit, so those who didn’t have her vision could clearly see the intended outcome. Loretta continued to make clothes for her daughter even after her daughter married. Loretta made great dance and Halloween costumes for her children and grandchildren, some of those costumes won awards. She made special Christmas tree skirts with matching table clothes and stockings. She made custom pillows from needlepoint pieces. Loretta was happiest when she was busy and a project was coming together. Life’s adversities are not always of one’s making. Since the breakup of her parents’ marriage when she was very young, her father was not allowed to be a part of her life. When her mother passed in 1991, Loretta was finally able to locate her father’s name. Pre-internet, using the notary stamp on the adoption papers, Loretta tracked down members of her paternal family. Her father had already passed, but her uncle, aunt and otherwise unknown brothers and their families were still around and Loretta tracked them all down. She was thrilled to know she had a paternal family and was finally able to see who she resembled. Loretta had loved ones that preceded her in death: Wendell Craig, her husband of 63 years, her parents, Hazel Rettew, Gil Rettew and Mel Jaynes, her brother Haven Rettew, her brothers Chris and Wilton Jaynes. She is survived by her children Karen, Kendell and Kenneth, their spouses, Randal and Holly, her brother David Jaynes, her sister-in-law Jacki Russick, her grandchildren Alex, Nick, Matthew, Lindsey, Josh, Jordan, Kasey, Kassandra, Lily and Elijah and her great grandchildren Cash, Alba, Freya, Cosmo, Bethany, Isaac, Esther, Morgan, Theo, Julian, Oscar, Sterling, Simone, Santiago, Emery and Rose. Along with numerous nieces and nephews. Loretta was beautiful inside and out. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and genealogist. The next time you eat some M&Ms think of her and smile. Doesn’t matter if it is a small bag, a large bag, or a bag you had to find after you hid it from yourself. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 11, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Mission Funeral Home Serenity Chapel, 6204 S 1st Street, Austin, Texas 78745. Graveside Ceremony to follow at 12:00 p.m., at Assumption Cemetery.
Jan 23, 1960 - Feb 26, 2024
If anyone should ever write my life's story, for whatever reason there might be. Tell them I was born the third child to the proud parents Eugene and Inell Smith-Alexander, on January 23, 1960 in Austin, Texas. On Monday, February 26, 2024 at 1:15 pm God said unto me, well done, my good and faithful servant; thou has been faithful over a few things, enter into the joy of thy Lord. I completed my formal education in the Austin Independent School District, attending Allan Elementary, Martin Middle School and graduated from Crockett High School in 1978. In high school I found my first part time job at the Chess Kings Men's Clothing Retail, I enjoyed what I was doing so after graduation I continued in retail at Scarborough's and later at Dillard's Department Store in men suits and was there until my health said no more. After a good rest I served as a crossing guard for AISD for two years at Winn Elementary and J. T. Brackenridge Academy. I accepted Christ at an early age by attending church with my Mom. But my real work for Him didn't start until I joined the St. James Missionary Baptist Church on June 19, 1981. I served as treasurer for the Young Adult Choir for many years before transitioning to the Mass Choir where I served and praised until my health failed. I stopped singing but I never stopped Praising. My parents, Eugene and Inell Smith-Alexander, my older brother Willie Eugene Alexander, my older sister Ruby L. Alexander and brother-in-law Ray Clay, preceded me in my home going. I leave to cherish our many precious memories my sisters, Inell Alexander, Verda Clay and Darlene Alexander. One brother Kirkwood Alexander (LaJuana), sister-in-love Betty Alexander all of Austin, Texas. My God sent family, Billy Steen, Lester Hunter, Katherine Moseley and Patrick Caldwell, whom I loved as if they were blood kin. And my loving nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.
Victor M. Ochoa
Jan 25, 1961 - Feb 25, 2024
With profound sadness and a deep sense of loss, we announce the passing of Victor M. Ochoa, a beloved father, brother, uncle, and friend. Victor left this world on February 25, 2024, after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, on January 25, 1961, reside in Austin Texas. Victor's journey through life was marked by his generosity, thoughtfulness, and kindness.Victor was known for his humble and caring nature. He had a heart of gold and was always ready to extend a helping hand to those in need. His patience and understanding were limitless, and his ability to touch the lives of others was truly remarkable. Victor's love for his family and Friends was immense, and he leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion.Preceded in death by his parents, Felipe and Guillermina Ochoa, his son Victor Ochoa Jr., and his brothers Juan G. Ochoa and Francisco Ochoa, Brother-in Laws Jose Ballesteros and Jose Angel Vazquez.Victor's memory will be cherished and kept alive by his surviving family. His son Christian Ochoa will carry on his father's spirit of love and devotion. Victor is survived by his brother Felipe Ochoa and wife Gloria, Policarpio Ochoa and wife Maria, sister Maria Ballesteros, sister Carmen Vazquez, sister Aurelia Ochoa, Sister Virginia Esquivel and husband Raul . His sister-in-law Rosa R. Ochoa and numerous nieces, nephew, and other loving family and friends will forever remember Victor's gentle soul and warm heart.Victor's work life was spent alongside his father and brothers.Victor found joy in the simple pleasures of life. He had a passion for barbecuing, listening to music, and enjoying a cold beverage in good company. His laughter and stories added to the warmth of every gathering, creating memories that will continue to bring smiles to those who knew him.Victor Ochoa was a man of many virtues. His generosity knew no bounds, as he thoughtfully gave of himself and his time. His kindness was a beacon of light in the lives of many, and his actions were a testament to the beautiful spirit he possessed.As we say goodbye to Victor, we honor the life he lived and the impact he made. His journey on earth may have ended, but his spirit lives on through the love he shared and the lives he touched.Victor M. Ochoa's departure from this world is not just a time for mourning, but also an opportunity to celebrate a life well-lived-a life full of giving, caring, and loving. May he rest in peace, and may his memory be a blessing to all who had the privilege of knowing him.Pallbearers will be son Christian Ochoa, Nephews Raul Esquivel Jr, George Vazquez, Jose Ballesteros jr , Friends Ernesto Mercado & Homero Marquez Alfaro and honary Pallbearer will be his brother Policarpio ochoa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Con profunda tristeza y un profundo sentimiento de pérdida, anunciamos el fallecimiento de Víctor M. Ochoa, un querido padre, hermano, tío y amigo. Víctor dejó este mundo el 25 de febrero de 2024, tras una valiente batalla contra el cáncer. Nacido en Piedras Negras, Coahuila, el 25 de enero de 1961, reside en Austin Texas. El viaje de Víctor por la vida estuvo marcado por su generosidad, consideración y amabilidad.Víctor era conocido por su naturaleza humilde y solidaria. Tenía un corazón de oro y siempre estaba dispuesto a tender una mano a los necesitados. Su paciencia y comprensión eran ilimitadas y su capacidad para influir en las vidas de los demás era realmente notable. El amor de Víctor por su familia y amigos fue inmenso y deja un legado de amor y compasión.Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres, Felipe y Guillermina Ochoa, su hijo Víctor Ochoa Jr., y sus hermanos Juan G. Ochoa y Francisco Ochoa, sus cuñados José Ballesteros y José Ángel Vázquez.La memoria de Víctor será atesorada y mantenida viva por su familia sobreviviente. Su hijo Christian Ochoa continuará con el espíritu de amor y devoción de su padre. A Víctor le sobreviven su hermano Felipe Ochoa y su esposa Gloria, Policarpio Ochoa y su esposa María, su hermana María Ballesteros, su hermana Carmen Vázquez, su hermana Aurelia Ochoa, su hermana Virginia Esquivel y su esposo Raúl. Su cuñada Rosa R. Ochoa y numerosos sobrinos, sobrinas y otros queridos familiares y amigos recordarán para siempre el alma gentil y el corazón cálido de Víctor.La vida laboral de Víctor transcurrió junto a su padre y sus hermanos.Víctor encontró alegría en los placeres simples de la vida. Le apasionaba hacer barbacoas, escuchar música y disfrutar de una bebida fría en buena compañía. Sus risas e historias contribuyeron a la calidez de cada reunión, creando recuerdos que seguirán provocando sonrisas a quienes lo conocieron.Víctor Ochoa fue un hombre de muchas virtudes. Su generosidad no conoció límites, ya que cuidadosamente se entregó a sí mismo y a su tiempo. Su bondad fue un rayo de luz en la vida de muchos y sus acciones fueron un testimonio del hermoso espíritu que poseía.Al despedirnos de Víctor, honramos la vida que vivió y el impacto que tuvo. Puede que su viaje en la tierra haya terminado, pero su espíritu sigue vivo a través del amor que compartió y las vidas que tocó.La partida de Víctor M. Ochoa de este mundo no es sólo un momento de duelo, sino también una oportunidad para celebrar una vida bien vivida, una vida llena de entrega, atención y amor. Que en paz descanse y que su memoria sea de bendición para todos los que tuvimos el privilegio de conocerlo.Los portadores del féretro serán su hijo Christian Ochoa, sus sobrinos Raúl Esquivel Jr, George Vázquez, José Ballesteros jr, los amigos Ernesto Mercado y Homero Márquez Alfaro y el honorario Portador del féretro será su hermano Policarpio ochoa.
Herlinda "Linda" Leyva
Nov 23, 1939 - Feb 29, 2024
Herlinda "Linda" Leyva of Austin, Texas died peacefully in her sleep, on February 29, 2024 at the age of 84."Mom, Grandma, Welita, Granny, Linda, Sister, Tia, Prima, Cuñada, Sister In-law", whatever you called her, how ever you knew her, it was a blessing to be a part of her life.Mom, is what Indio and I called her. Was a loving and dedicated Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and In-law. She spent her life taking care of her loved ones. She was a the definition of a Noble Character, a True Proverbs 31:10 Woman. Herlinda was a Homemaker, and Mother. She didn't have a degree, but she was a Doctor, a Lawyer, a Teacher, a Counselor and a Chef.Herlinda is survived by her Son Pete Garza (Bea), grandchildren, Lazaro (Valerie), Rudy Astran Jr., Angel M Lopez, Linda Perez, Fernanda Perez, Anthony Ramirez (Mayra), Richard Balderas (Marie), and Naomi Mane, great-grandchildren, Lazaro Jr, Celeste, Madelyn, Ilijah, Michael, Cassi, Aurora, Albert, Ariana, Aiden, and Megan siblings, Christina Rodriguez, Guadalupe Leiba, Joe LeybaHerlinda was preceded in death by her Husband: Rosalio "Chalio" Perez, Children: Rudy Astran Sr., Parents: Maria Garivai, Manuel Leyva, Siblings: Freddie Leyva, Pete Leyva, Lydia Leyva, Maria Herebia.We would like to thank Southpark Meadows Nursing & Rehab for the care and attention they gave Mom while she stayed there,and to the Nursing and Attending Staff at Heart to Heart Hospice.A public Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at Harrell Funeral Home ChapelFollowing will be a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM Tuesday March 5th, 2024 at Harrell Funeral Home Chapel~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Herlinda "Linda" Leyvade Austin, Texas, murió pacíficamente mientras dormía, el29 de febrero de 2024 a la edad de 84 años."Mamá, Abuela, Welita, Abuelita, Linda, Hermana, Tia, Prima, Cuñada, Cuñada", como la llamaras, como la conociste, fue una bendición ser parte de su vida.Mamá, así la llamábamos Indio y yo. Fue una esposa, madre, abuela, hermana, tía, prima y suegra amorosa y dedicada. Pasó su vida cuidando a sus seres queridos. Ella era la definición de un carácter noble, una verdadera mujer de Proverbios 31:10. Herlinda era ama de casa y madre. No tenía título universitario, pero era Médica, Abogada, Maestra, Consejera y Chef.A Herlinda le sobreviven su hijo Pete Garza (Bea), sus nietos, Lázaro (Valerie), Rudy Astran Jr., Angel M Lopez, Linda Perez, Fernanda Perez, Anthony Ramirez (Mayra), Richard Balderas (Marie) y Naomi Mane. bisnietos, Lazaro Jr, Celeste, Madelyn, Ilijah, Michael, Cassi, Aurora, Albert, Ariana, Aiden y hermanos Megan, Christina Rodriguez, Guadalupe Leiba, Joe LeybaHerlinda fue precedida en la muerte por su Esposo: Rosalio "Chalio" Pérez, Hijos: Rudy Astran Sr., Padres: María Garivai, Manuel Leyva, Hermanos: Freddie Leyva, Pete Leyva, Lydia Leyva, María Herebia.Nos gustaría agradecer a Southpark Meadows Nursing & Rehab por el cuidado y la atención que le brindaron a mamá mientras permaneció allí.y al personal de enfermería y atención de Heart to Heart Hospice