Obituaries

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14
May

Earnest Taylor

On Oct. 26, 1947, a child was born to Clarence and Dorothy Taylor. They named him Earnest Taylor. He would later become one of ten children, four girls and six boys. Being the second to the eldest in birth order placed an early responsibility on his life. At the age of 17, he recognized the need to step up to the plate and began working to supplement his mother’s income.

The lessons learned were invaluable. Through his difficult childhood, he soon realized that God had given him many special gifts, namely: leadership, discernment, and an insurmountable strength to overcome diversity. He served in the U. S. Army from April 16, 1968, to April 15, 1974.

Mon
14
May

Rev. Thomas Dusek

Rev. Thomas Dusek, 84, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Cameron, passed from this world to his heavenly home on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Services for Rev. Dusek will be held Wednesday, May 16, at 10 a.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home with Richard Crow officiating. Graveside services with military honors will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.

Mon
14
May

Agnes Mayer McKittrick

Agnes Mayer McKittrick was born on Jan. 24, 1910, in Marak, Texas, to Vaclav Mayer and Vincencia Petru. She grew up on the farm in Milam County. She worked for Jack and Minnie Lewis for many years and remained close to the family. She worked at Camp Pendelton, California, when she met and married her husband Leslie McKittrick. After her retirement of 25 years, in 1970 they made their home in Cameron, where their garden and her pickles became a family and community legend. She loved people, her church, bingo, roses, crocheting, family and life in general.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband,  Leslie McKittrick. Also preceding her were her brothers, Vaclav Mayer, Rudolph Mayer, Joe Mayer, Charlie Mayer, Anton Mayer; and her sisters, Mary Kolodejeak, Matilda Pavelek, Vincie Junek, Adela Mayer, Ludmilla Mayer; and 10 nieces and nephews.

Tue
08
May

Castulo Trevino Jr.

Mr. Castulo Trevino Jr., 90, of Houston, formerly of Cameron, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral services for Mr. Trevino will be held Thursday, May 10, at 10 a.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, with Frank Corona officiating. Burial will follow in the Hernandez Cemetery in Cameron.

Mr. Trevino was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Coldspring, to Castulo Sr. and Betty (Benavides) Trevino. He was a retired barber. Mr. Trevino was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include: his wife, Guadalupe Trevino of Houston; three sons, Castulo Trevino III, Guadalupe Trevino and Theodore Trevino, all of Houston; and two brothers, Reuben Trevino of Cameron and Johnny Trevino of Temple. He is also survived by three grandchildren.

Mr. Trevino was preceded in death by his parents; several brothers and sisters; and a daughter, Helen Trevino in 2006.

Tue
08
May

​Glenn Arthur vonRosenberg

Glenn Arthur vonRosenberg was born Sept. 6, 1933, in Sharpe, Texas, to Arthur Julius vonRosenberg and Edna Lydia vonGonten vonRosenberg. Glenn attended school in neighboring Cameron where he excelled in academics and athletics. He attended Wharton County Junior College where he played football and baseball until the US Army intervened. Glenn proudly served his country in Panama where his duty allowed ample time for baseball and golf. Upon leaving the military, Glenn returned to Wharton to complete his baseball scholarship when a post-game encounter and kiss rocked his world.  Enter Barbara Jo Gries, the love of his life. Within months he was recruited by Coach “Bib” Faulk to play shortstop for the University of Texas.  He headed to Austin to study and play baseball.

Mon
07
May

Eva Lou Oglesby

Eva Lou Oglesby, 84, of Granbury, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 7, 2018, Walkers Creek Cemetery, Cameron, Texas.
Eva was born on Oct. 6, 1933, in Cameron, Texas, to Monroe and Lula Hickman. She married Calvin Henry Oglesby on June 24, 1950, in Cameron, Texas. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Eva travelled all over the United States in her RV. She enjoyed music especially Willie Nelson. She was a dog lover and her dogs were well loved and very important to her. She was an active member of Thorp Spring Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and infant son, Sammy Joe Oglesby.
Eva is survived by her children, Lois Callahan and husband Keith, Lee Kissel and husband Buck, John Oglesby and wife Ivy; brother, Gordon Hickman; sister, Marguerite Michalka and husband Albert; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Tue
01
May

Rosemary Crawford Mathis

Rosemary Crawford Mathis, 87, of Thorndale, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at her home in Thorndale.

Private graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2018, in the Pleasant Retreat Cemetery in Thorndale. 

Rosemary was born March 17, 1931, in Alpine, to Jack and Eddie Lee "Garnett" Crawford. She resided in Thorndale for 40 years and was a public school teacher for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert L. "Bob" Mathis; her parents, Jack and Eddie Lee "Garnett" Crawford; and her brother, Jack Crawford.

She is survived by her daughters, Denise Brock of Thorndale and Marilynn Carle and husband Bill of Georgetown; her grandchildren, Jobi Brock and wife Felicia of Bryan and Chelsea Brock and husband Marcus Gest of Thorndale; her great-grandchildren, Kenzie Gest, Evelyn Brock and Harrison Brock; and her sister, Sally Hinkle and husband Gary of Wenatchee, Wash.

Mon
30
Apr

Richard Dennis Jones

Richard Dennis Jones, 71, of Alvin, formerly of Buckholts, passed away April 25, 2018, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018. at  Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial will follow at Hope Lutheran Memorial Park Cemetery in Buckholts.

Fri
27
Apr

Eula Lane Burnett

Eula Lane Burnett, 88, of Ben Arnold died Thursday, April 19, 2018, in a Temple hospital. 

Services were held Saturday, April 21, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Gary Maroney officiating. Burial followed in the Little River Cemetery near Jones Prairie. Visitation was held Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Burnett, a homemaker and care giver, was born Dec. 9, 1929, in Milam County to William Marian and Bessie Clara (Price) Sweet. She married Leland Burnett on Sept. 17, 1955, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cameron where she was a member of the choir and taught Sunday School. 

She is survived by: husband, Leland Burnett of Ben Arnold; sons, David Burnett of Cameron, and James Burnett and wife Charmaine of Temple; daughter, Carolyn Turner and husband Bob of Cameron; and three grandchildren, Greg Turner, Kristen Turner, and Lyndsey Dominguez and husband Michael.

Wed
25
Apr

Martha Vargas Lopez

Martha Vargas Lopez, 72, of Harker Heights and formerly of Cameron, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at her home. 

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Hernandez Cemetery in Cameron. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Ms. Lopez, a homemaker and housekeeper, was born July 29, 1945, in Littlefield, Texas, to Marcelino and Patricia Vargas. 

She was preceded in death by a stepson, Nicholas Lopez III; by two brothers, Daniel Vargas Sr. and Fernando Vargas; and by a sister, Elida Puentes. 

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