Escobedo, Fernando
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Fernando Escobedo passed away August 28, 2010. He was 88.
He was born in Robstown, Texas on June 28, 1922 to Florentino and Juanita Rodriguez Escobedo, and was currently living in Sinton, Texas.  Fernando was a mechanic formerly employed by Kelly AFB.
Survivors include his wife Carmel Alaniz Escobedo of Sinton, TX; a son: Frank Escobedo of corpus Christi, TX; two step-sons: Jimmie Alaniz of Sinton, TX and Henry Alaniz of George West, TX; two step-daughters: Gracie Alaniz Gonzales of Sinton, Tx and Josie Alaniz Rodriguez of Kyle, TX; a brother Johnny Escobedo of Corpus Christi, TX; two sisters: Josefina Cisneros of Corpus Christi, TX and Francisca Gonzalez of Plainview, TX; numerous grand and great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death are two brothers; Margarito and Florentino Escobedo.

Adams, Hilda P.
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Hilda P. AdamsHilda P. Adams, a retired employee of the State of Texas Health Department, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2010 with family at her side.
Hilda was born in Goliad, Texas on November 11, 1935 to Catarino and Olivia Pena Perales. She was a lifelong resident of Sinton, Texas.
Survivors include her husband: Gonzalo S. Adams, Sr. of Sinton, TX; four sons; Gonzalo (Olga) Adams, Jr. of Corpus Christi, TX, Arnold (Rose) Adams, Orlando (Irma) Adams, and Edward (Shannon) Adams, all of Sinton, TX; seven brothers: Reynaldo Perales of San Diego, CA, George Vega of Victoria, TX, Gilbert Perales of Seguin, TX, John Perales of Pleasant Hill, OR, Teodoro Perales of Greencastle, IN, Catarino Perales, Jr. of El Paso, TX, Oscar Perales of Parma, ID; one sister: Rose Conally of Oak Ridge, OR; one cousin: Robert Leal of Corpus Christi, TX; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death are her parents and a daughter, Pearl Adams.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 29 August 2010 )
Chick, Grace
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Chic, Grace

Mrs. Grace Chick was born in Hamilton County, Texas on May 26, 1916 to John Irving and Beulah Bradley Giles.  In 1924 the family moved from Comanche, Texas to Sinton, where she was graduated from Sinton High School as valedictorian.  In Sinton, she worked 27 years for Plymouth Oil Company and Marathon Oil Company as secretary to the Vice-President and General Manager.  She later worked for Burnett Law Firm until her retirement, then moved to Trinity Towers, Corpus Christi, in 1996.  She was a former member of the San Patricio Historical Society and the Ladies Golf Association, and was a long-time member of the Church of Christ.

As one of 11 Giles daughters, Grace and her sisters never let more than a day or two pass without talking and laughing together, and they stayed in constant communication in later years keeping up with their growing families’ activities, following the Dallas Cowboys football fortunes, sharing travelogues and silly jokes, gathering to celebrate family occasions, and generally supporting each other in all of life’s events from euphoria about the birth of babies to despair over chronic illnesses and finally sadness at the passing of loved ones.  The old Giles’ homestead in Sinton was the hub of joyful gatherings for many, many years and provided a wealth of treasured memories of good food, raucous fun, growing children, and the sweet, harmonious voices of the Giles sisters raised together in song.

Mrs. Chick was predeceased by her husband, Carleton M. Chick, in 1985; her parents; and seven of her sisters.  Grace was beloved by her sisters for her delightful sense of humor, dependability and positive outlook on life, and was cherished by her nieces and nephews for her lifelong enthusiasm, interest and support for all of their educational and career accomplishments.  She is survived by three sisters: Ima Jean Eddy of San Antonio, Texas, Jo Danford of Portland, Texas and Tommy Eichblatt of Corpus Christi, Texas; two step-children:  Jare Chick and Barbara Bradeson, both of California; several nieces and nephews, extended family, and loving friends.  Grace will be sorely missed but her sweet spirit will live on in the hearts of family and friends.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 August 2010 )
Adams, Maclovio S.
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Adams, Maclovio S.

Maclovio S. Adams went home to our heavenly father on Saturday, August 15, 2010, the day before his 83rd birthday. He was born on August 16, 1927 in Sinton to Leocadio and Andrea Sandoval Adams.

Mack is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rogelia; six children, Gloria (Lupe) Almendarez of Falfurrias; Grace (Kiko) Barrera of Corpus Christi; Maclovio (Renee) Adams, Jr. of San Antonio; Linda (Patrick) Romero, Dolores (Tomas) Pena and Sandra Flores all of Corpus Christi. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandcholdren, brother Gonzalo (Hilda) Adams and sister Audona Salas of Sinton.

Mack is preceded in death by his son-in-law, Hector Flores.

As a couple Mack and Rogelia were always philanthropic with their time. They loved sponsoring and contributing to their community. Mack was very passionate about working hard and would always encourage others to always pursue their educational and business dreams. His family remembers him as a man with a dream and a commitment to family and business. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Mack proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict as an ammunition specialist. As a young man, Mack dreamed of becoming a successful businessman. He started his business career with Mack’s Drive Inn on Baldwin in 1964 while employed at American Smelting Company. In 1967, he started the first Mi Tierra Restaurant on Morgan Street. Mack and Rogelia then continued to expand their operations with Mi Tierra Restaurants around the Corpus Christi area. As a businessman, Mack was always a visionary. He never had a dream that he didn’t pursue and execute with success. Mack was a member of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, Mexican Chamber of Commerce and was a longtime member of the Lucky Strikers Social Club. In 1979, Mack was chosen Business Man of the Year by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce.

DeLaCruz, Dolores "Lita"
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DeLaCruz, Dolores

Dolores “Lita” DeLaCruz, a lifelong resident of Taft, Texas, passed away August 11, 2010. She was 74.

Lita was born on October 14, 1935 in Bishop, Texas to Antonio and Margarita Valencia DeLaCruz.

Survivors include a brother, Antonio DeLaCruz of Taft, Texas; a sister, Antonia Avila of Sinton, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding in death are her parents; a brother: Aniceto DeLaCruz; and two sisters: Maria Lopez and Rosa DeLaCruz.

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