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20 May

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Lydia Elizondo Oviedo

December 3, 1927-May 10, 2019

Lydia Elizondo Oviedo entered eternal rest on May 10, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas, at age 91. She was born on December 3, 1927 in San Antonio to Amador Elizondo and Maria del Refugio Marquez. Lydia was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Rodolfo Arturo Oviedo; son-in-law, Elton Jackson; 3 sisters; and 3 brothers.

Lydia will be remembered for her enduring spiritual strength and selfless dedication to her family. In her later years, she relished her reign as a bingo and domino champ at the Bob Ross Senior Center. She was a “comadre” to all she met!

The family would like to thank the staff at Joy Memory and Grace Hospice for their loving kindness and care.

She is survived by her children, Ralph Oviedo (Wendy), Nina Oviedo (Bryan Collins), Margot Oviedo, Sonia Oviedo (Ryan Fletcher) and Noemi Oviedo Wade (Jeff), Art Oviedo (Liza Aguirre-Oviedo); grandchildren, Noah Oviedo (J.R.), Dominic Oviedo (Denie), Randi Krawczyk (Jeff), Brodie Collins (Katie), Kit Collins, Nicolette Oviedo; and great-grandchildren, Jordan Krawczyk, Skylar Krawczyk, Townes Oviedo, Casey Oviedo, Kenzie Oviedo, Jacob Oviedo and Kennedy Oviedo; her sister, Esperanza Felan, and many nieces and nephews, including her cherished family in Monterrey, Mexico. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Bob Ross Senior Center, 2219
Babcock Rd., San Antonio, TX 78229.

Services

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm,
with a Rosary at 7:00 pm at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

29 Apr

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Thomas Chapa

April 15, 1926-April 24, 2019

Thomas (Tom) Chapa, went to his heavenly home on April 24, 2019, at the age of 93. He served his country during WWII as a seaman with the US Navy. After his tour of duty, he worked with the postal service and then worked as a civil service employee at Kelly AFB until retirement. Tom was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, where he was active with the Knights of Columbus Council 4140. After his retirement, he and his wife, Carmen, became members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, of 70 years, Carmen M. Chapa; sister, Inez C. Angelini; daughters, Carmen Talbott (Tony) and Christine E. Chapa; grandchildren, Stacey Talbott-Tovar (Scott) and Thomas H. Talbott; great-grandson, Matthew T. Talbott; and nephews, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John Chapa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinand and Inez Chavana Chapa; his brothers, Ferdinand Chapa, Jr. and Sebastian (Fred) Chapa; and son, Thomas Chapa, Jr.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of The Bader House, a dementia care community, especially Veronica, Cindy, and Analicia, for the care they lovingly provided. Additionally, thank you to the nurses and doctors at Stone Oak Methodist, especially those on the 4th & 5th floor who assisted with his care.

A special thanks to the Alamo Hospice staff for the care and support they provided during his time of illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Pallbearers: Thomas Talbott, Luke Chapa, Matthew Chapa, and Anthony O. Patino. Honorary pallbearers: Matthew T. Talbott, Scott Tovar, and Tony Patino.

VISITATION 
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

ROSARY 
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019
7:00 P.M. 
PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL 
2102 N. LOOP 1604 EAST

MASS 
TUESDAY- APRIL 30, 2019 
10:00 A.M. 
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH 
4201 DE ZAVALA ROAD

Interment in San Fernando Cemetery No. 2.

23 Apr

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Stephanie Craig

April 5, 1968-April 10, 2019

Stephanie Anne Beach Craig passed away April 10, 2019. She was born April 5, 1968 in Houston, Texas. She attended King High School in Corpus Christi and graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi with a Bachelors Degree. Her nursing studies included: Associate of Applied Science from San Antonio College, Maryville University of St. Louis Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Phoenix Master of Health Administration and Master of Science in Nursing (Dean’s Honor Roll), Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Bachelor of Science Nursing (Summa Cum Laude, President’s Honor Roll), United Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas Registered Nurse. She was one exam away from becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Stephanie was a registered nurse who worked at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville, Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, and most recently at Christus Westover Hills.

Stephanie is survived by her daughter Libbye Beach and husband Ernest Moreno, her mother and father Beverly and Terry Beach of Corpus Christi, her sister Tracy Bernhard and husband Don, brother Kevin Beach and wife Kristi, and nieces Samantha and Paulina.

Services for Stephanie Craig will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd. San Antonio, Texas.

Visitation, Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm, with the Vigil service beginning at 7 pm.

Funeral Mass, Friday, April 26, 2019, at 10am.

A reception will follow in the church hall (Henke Hall) immediately after the Mass.

18 Apr

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Charles “Chuck” Steinmetz

The memorial Mass for Charles Steinmetz is at 10 am on Saturday, April 27, 2019. A reception will follow in Henke Hall after the Mass. Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

28 Feb

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Mary H. Mellin

December 20, 1925-February 26, 2019

Mary H. Mellin, 93, of San Antonio, died on February 26, 2019. Born in Prescott, Arizona to William Bliss and Dorothy Travis, she worked for many years as a Registered Nurse.


Mary married the late Lt. Colonel James Mellin (USAF Ret.) in 1950. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage, spending many happy years of retirement in Boerne and Shavano Park, TX. Mary has been reunited with her beloved husband. She is survived by children Barbara Ballard (Doug), Susan Rapp, James, Cindy Quicksall, Mark (Julie), and Steve, brother Warren (Ginger), and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Mary and Jim loved napping on their loveseat, holding hands. As Mom, Bama, and friend, she will be fondly remembered for her unceasing desire to help others and to make sure everyone was well fed.


Visitation: Sunday, March 10, 6:00 p.m., followed by Rosary at 7:15 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapel North. 


Funeral Mass: Monday, March 11, 8:45 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Mobile Loaves & Fishes at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

28 Feb

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Kathryn “Katy” Neubert Garbus

January 27, 1986-February 23, 2019

Services:

Visitation at 8:30 am on March 2 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Mass at 9:30 am on March 2 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Committal service at 11:15 am on March 2 at Holy Cross Cemetery

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25 Feb

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Sarah Malady Eifler

July 24, 1943-February 13, 2019

Sarah was born to John and Mildred Malady in Rochester, IN. She found eternal peace, rest, and her eyesight at her home in San Antonio, TX. Sarah grew up in Logansport, IN and became a Certified Operating Room Technician. Working 25+ years at Community Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, she said her main goal was to make her patients calm and comfortable while going into surgery. During this time she also received a Bachelor of Business degree from IUPUI.


In 1992 she moved to San Antonio to be closer to her sister, Colleen, and became the OR Business Manager at Santa Rosa Hospital. In 2000 she met the love of her life, James Eifler, and they married on May 2, 2009. They camped, traveled and spent summers at their cabin in WI. Sarah had a green thumb, known for her beautiful flower gardens. She loved to cook and bake, especially pies.

She was preceded in death by her parents and parents-in-law. Survivors include her husband James, sister Colleen Malady, step-sons James (Jessica), Norman (Karalyn), adored step-grand children Callen, Julien and Ethan Eifler and sisters and brothers-in-law.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd., at 10 am on Wednesday, February 27 with visitation prior to Mass. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation or Owl Radio, San Antonio Chapter.

25 Feb

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Enrique J. “Henry” Arizpe

October 16, 1924-February 21, 2019

“Henry” Enrique J. Arizpe, 94, passed away in San Antonio on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at his home with his wife and family members by his side. Henry was born October 16, 1924 on a farm in Marion, Texas, one of 12 children. Henry left the farm at an early age to work as a tailor at nearby Randolph Air Force Base. In June of 1948, he married his bride, Teresa, and they made San Antonio their home. They were able to celebrate 70 years of marriage!

Over the years, Henry worked various jobs at furniture businesses gaining more and more experience in the furniture upholstery trade. With help from his wife, he started his own business, Henry’s Upholstery, in 1953 and operated it for 50 years. All the while, Henry and Tere were building a real estate portfolio consisting of small-to-medium shopping and office centers, single family homes, and duplexes in the San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Austin, Texas areas. As the patriarch of Arizpe Properties, LTD., Henry and his wife Tere labored hard to achieve their dreams and provide for their family—all this with a grade-school education.

Henry always had time for bowling, trail rides, and weekends at the lake teaching many others to fish and water ski. Other weekends were spent at the coast, camping, or on road trips across the state and country. For Henry, there was always time to teach his children and grandchildren how to have fun, but there were also many lessons on how to work. He would take them to work at the shop at 2327 Fresno, or to work on various projects at the properties. Henry was always there to help relatives and neighbors with projects, give advice, or whatever else people needed him for. He would often ask his children about a tenant or how a project was going. Even when he could no longer be hands-on, Henry wanted to give advice and know how things were with each of the many properties that made up the Arizpe Properties, LTD. portfolio. Later, as his health began to fail, Henry spent his free time watching various sports on TV, especially the UTSA Roadrunners football and basketball games, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Henry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He is greatly missed by Teresa, his loving wife of 70 years. Also carrying on his legacy are his children: Sam and Lisa Arizpe, Sandy Arizpe Gonzalez, Sylvia and Thomas Jones, Sara and Chris Bunch, and Saul and Jodi Arizpe. His grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild include: Shelley, Subrina, Savanah, Aydin, William, Nicole, Troy, Eric, Matthew, Mikayla, and Bryson. Also missing him are his close friend, Antonio Moreno, whom he considered as family; caregivers Santa Rosales and her husband Armando; his sisters-in-law Alvera D. Arizpe, Esther V. Perez, and Elena V. Lincon; and brother-in-law Rudy Acevedo; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Henry was preceded in death by his parents Miguel and Petra (Soto) Arizpe; his brothers and sisters; and his inlaws, Tomas and Rosa Valdez, whom he held in high regard.

We ask that you keep our family in your thoughts and prayers as we lay our father to rest. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 27, from 5:00-6:30 P.M., at Porter Loring Mortuary North. A rosary will follow at 6:30 P.M. Mass will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 16075 North Evans Rd. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery #2. Donations in his memory may be made to the Building Fund of either Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Selma Texas, or St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, San Antonio Texas. 

Henry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He is greatly missed by Teresa, his loving wife of 70 years. Also carrying on his legacy are his children: Sam and Lisa Arizpe, Sandy Arizpe Gonzalez, Sylvia and Thomas Jones, Sara and Chris Bunch, and Saul and Jodi Arizpe. His grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild include: Shelley, Subrina, Savanah, Aydin, William, Nicole, Troy, Eric, Matthew, Mikayla, and Bryson. Also missing him are his close friend, Antonio Moreno, whom he considered as family; caregivers Santa Rosales and her husband Armando; his sisters-in-law Alvera D. Arizpe, Esther V. Perez, and Elena V. Lincon; and brother-in-law Rudy Acevedo; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Henry was preceded in death by his parents Miguel and Petra (Soto) Arizpe; his brothers and sisters; and his inlaws, Tomas and Rosa Valdez, whom he held in high regard.

We ask that you keep our family in your thoughts and prayers as we lay our father to rest. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 27, from 5:00-6:30 pm at Porter Loring Mortuary North. A rosary will follow at 6:30 pm. Mass will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 16075 North Evans Rd. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery #2. Donations in his memory may be made to the Building Fund of either Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Selma Texas, or St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, San Antonio Texas. 

13 Feb

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Irene Casias

May 18, 1945-February 4, 2019

Irene Casias was born on May 18, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas, the eldest daughter of Patricio and Francisca Ramirez. She grew up in a tight-knit family of seven brothers and sisters before meeting the love of her life, Rudy Casias, to whom she was married for 42 years. Together they made their home a welcoming place for friends and family, regularly hosting Thanksgiving lunch and other get-togethers.

Irene was a unique and caring individual whose bright smile could instantly light up a room. She had a gift and passion for decorating, a flair for dressing, and loved to cook at home. Her lively personality and generous spirit ensured that she made friends wherever she went. She will be greatly missed by all of us who loved her.

Irene is preceded in death by husband Rudy Casias, parents Francisca and Patricio Ramirez, brothers Joe and Louis Ramirez, brother-in-law David Casias and wife Minnie. She is survived by sisters Beatrice Ramirez, Rose Mary Schoenmakers, Sylvia Alonzo, Gloria Ramirez, brother Adolph Ramirez and wife Leli, Jimmy and Rachel Casias, Joe and Fannie Casias, Robert and Edith Casias, Helen Smith, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass celebrating Irene’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi with a reception to follow in Henke Hall.

23 Jan

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Jose (Joe) Patricio Ramirez

March 19, 1942-January 8, 2019

Jose (Joe) Patricio Ramirez was born on March 19, 1942 in San Antonio to Patricio and Francis Ramirez. He was the eldest of seven siblings. He is survived by one brother, Adolph Ramirez (Leli) and four sisters, Irene Casias, Beatrice Ramirez, Rose Schoenmakers, Sylvia Alonzo, and sister-in-law Gloria Ramirez, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Louis Ramirez, and his brother-in-law, Rudy Casias.

Joe was born with multiple health issues and required special care all of his life. Joe taught us that people with disabilities are like regular people with hopes and dreams who want love and affection. Joe’s dream was to come back with a healthy body. He would get married and have children. For the last three years, Joe was a resident at Mesa Vista. We visited daily. He enjoyed participating in activities and watching cowboy shows. He will be greatly missed. We love you, Joe. Rest in peace.

A Mass to celebrate Joe’s life will be held at St. Francis of Assisi at 11 am on Wednesday, January 23.

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