Flores, Maria Estella
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2010042_1.jpgMaria Estella Flores, a life long resident of Sinton, Texas passed away October 11, 2010. She was 61.  Maria was born March 12, 1949 to Juan and Maria Martinez Torrez. She was a Dietician employed by Riverside Nursing Home in Calallen, Texas for thirteen years.
Survivors include her husband Jose Flores, Sr. of Sinton, TX; three sons: Jose Manuel Flores, Jr. and Ezequiel Flores (Jessica), both of Sinton, TX and Benito Gonzales of Houston, TX; two daughters: Olivia Flores and Juanita Gonzales, both of Sinton, TX; two brothers; Isaac (Angie) Torrez of Corpus Christi, TX and Juan M. (Vicky) Torrez of Sinton, TX; one sister: Rosie (Freddie) Garcia of Corsicana, TX; and five grandchildren.  Preceding in death are her parents; a daughter Sandra Flores, and a brother Jose Manuel “Meme” Torrez.
Visitation will begin Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 5:00 PM at Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton, TX. A rosary will be held Thursday, October 14, 2010, 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 15, 2010, 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Sinton, TX with Father Francisco Lopez as celebrant. Burial will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery, Sinton, TX.
Services entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton, TX.

Ludwig, Theresa “Terry”
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Ludwig, Theresa “Terry” Theresa “Terry” Ludwig of Papalote, Texas passed away peacefully October 5, 2010 with her family by her side. She was 84.Terry was born in Bronx, New York August 25, 1926 to Albert and Mary Giordano Mango.  Terry was married to her companion and best friend, Vernen, for 64 years.  She was employed as Manager of Food Service at Chase Field Naval Base in Beeville more than 15 years; she worked as a cashier at a local grocery store, worked long hours in a restaurant, yet still managed to be a homemaker and loving Mother to her children. Terry served as Chaplain for the Ladies Auxiliary Post #8625 in Papalote and was a lifetime member. She never lost her zest for life nor devotion to her family.  Terry is survived by her husband, Vernen, of Papalote, Texas; sons Richard Ludwig and William (Natalie) Ludwig, both of New Mexico; daughters Carol (Wayne) Siepmann of Portland, Texas and Kathy (Servando) Hernandez of San Antonio, Texas; brothers Sonny and Ralph Mango, both of New York; sisters Rose (Fuzzy) Fortino of Pearl River, NY and Elizabeth Carter of California, 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Terry is preceded in death by her parents; a grandson Daniel Braglia; brothers Mike Mango and Louis Mango; and sisters Anna Massagli, Virginia Dannucci, Lola Nagel, Mary Papa and Grace Papa.

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Cobb, Edith Mildred
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2010040_1.jpgEdith Mildred Cobb passed away September 29, 2010, in Portland, Texas at the age of 88. She was born May 8, 1922, in Caddo County, Oklahoma, and moved to the Mathis area as a young girl. In 1944, she married her high school sweetheart, Terrell Cobb, and she and Terrell lived and farmed in the Sinton area for nearly 40 years. Mildred wrote, "Every season was a thrill living on the farm. We had a freedom there. It was the miracle of nature, the love of earth, and the nearness to our Creator."
Mildred and Terrell retired to Portland in 1992 and lived there since. Mildred is predeceased by her husband, Terrell, whom she shared 65 years of love and companionship. Mildred was a gifted artist and writer. After Terrell's death, she wrote, "I am not without Terrell. I believe what the heart has once owned, it will never be lost. What
you are is God's gift to you, what you make of yourself is your gift to God." Mildred was a gift to all that knew her. Special thanks to Dr. Lee Sang, the staff at the Pavilion Assisted Living Center and Coastal Palms Nursing Center for the last 19 months of continuous love, care and support for Mildred and Terrell.
Private burial services entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home in Sinton, Texas.

Cantu "Lala" Oralia
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Cantu, Oralia “Lala” Oralia “Lala” Cantu passed away September 27, 2010 with her loving family by her side. She was 77.  Lala was born in Buena Vista, Texas on June 13, 1933 to Eulogio and Guadalupe Salinas Espinoza. She was raised in La Rosita, Texas but made her home in Freer, Texas for the past 60 years. A hair dresser by trade who attended Stevenson Beauty College, Lala owned and operated Lala’s Beauty Shop in Freer, Texas. She and her husband, Edmundo, also owned and operated Eddie’s Garage Sales & Service. Lala was an active member of the Catholic Daughters of America.  She served 10 years in the Texas Silver Haired Legislature voted in by the community to represent five counties, and during her tenure served on the National Congress Silver Haired Legislature in Washington, DC. Lala read at church weekly; she was a member of the Water Board, having previously served as President, Vice-President and Secretary.  Lala was Mayor Pro-tem for two years and served as a City Council member.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, AARP, Spanish American Genealogical Association of Corpus Christi, Rosary Society, Spanish Choir, American Red Cross, and was Vice President of the American Cancer Society.

Cordova, Jimmy Ray
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Jimmy Ray Cordova, a 5-year resident of Victoria, Texas and former resident of Sinton, Texas, passed away September 25, 2010.  He was 44.  Cordova, Jimmy Ray Jimmy was born in Sinton, Texas March 12, 1966 to Jimmy and Irma Barbosa Cordova.  He was employed by Pioneer Oilfield Services in Victoria, Texas.  Jimmy was passionate about his family, his work, fishing, the Dallas Cowboys and his wife, Ana.  Though taken from us much too soon, Jimmy will always live in our hearts and memories.  He gave us words to live by and strength to carry on. 

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