Obituaries

Tue
29
Sep

Faith Bolivar

Faith Bolivar, infant daughter of Ricardo and Veronica (Salazar) Bolivar, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, in a Temple hospital. 
Graveside funeral services were held Sept. 26 at the Hernandez Cemetery in Cameron with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating.
Faith was born Sept 23, 2015.
She is survived by her parents of Cameron; brothers Joseph Bolivar, Aiden Bolivar, Noah Bolivar and Andrew Bolivar; sisters Felicity Ibarra and Alizabeth Ibarra; grandparents Mary Alvarado, Raymond Borgas and Lorenzo and Enedina Bolivar; great grandparents Eleno and Lupe Alvarado, Mary and Thomas Vega, Eva and Frank Borgas, Andrea Munoz-Velez.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Tue
29
Sep

Hilda Sophie Wilson

Mrs. Hilda Sophie Wilson, 95, passed away Friday, Sept. 25, in Rockdale.
Mrs. Wilson was born Jan. 1, 1920 to Fred and Rosalie Macik Biskup, in Cameron.
She was married to William T. Wilson. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by three sons, Wade Alan Wilson and Stanley Wilson, both of Milano and Clifford Marvin Wilson of San Antonio; one daughter, Linda Janet Inman of San Antonio; one sister, Nancy James of Cameron and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.  Condolences for the family may be made by going to www.green-pattersonfuneralhome.com.

Wed
23
Sep

Jenaro Montalbo

Jenaro Montalbo died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at a Temple hospital.

He was born April 21, 1952, to Jesus and Natividad Montalbo in Cameron.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lisa Williams.
Survivors include his wife Anna Starnes, two sons, Joey Williams and Jonathan Starnes; seven brothers, Domingo, Joe, John, Phillip, Sammy, Daniel and Lino; four sisters, Virginia Salas, Beatrice Hernandez, Mary Montalbo and Lucy Morales; three grandchildren, 25 nephews and nieces and 30 great nephews and nieces and many other family and friends.
A “Celebration Of Life” will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 3 at the Buckholts Community Center.
 

Wed
23
Sep

Hunter Dean Lueckemeyer, Sr.

Hunter Dean Lueckemeyer, Sr. 70, of Cameron died Wednesday, Sept. 16, at his home.

Funeral services were held Sept. 21 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. Ann Stickert officiating. 
Mr. Lueckemeyer, a farmer and rancher, was born September 11, 1945 in Houston to Arnold John and Winnie (Miller) Lueckemeyer. 
He graduated from Texas A&M University, class of 1976. 
He married Dianne Quitta on Dec. 11, 1976. 
He was a member of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church.  He is survived by his wife Dianne Lueckemeyer of Cameron; son Hunter Dean Lueckemeyer and wife Valery Paige of Royse City, daughter Wendy Gayle Lueckemeyer of Bryan and three grandchildren.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron was in charge of arrangements.
 

Wed
23
Sep

Cyril Methodius (Pete) Vaculin

Cyril Methodius (Pete) Vaculin

Wed
23
Sep

Margaret Machann Zawadzke

Margaret Machann Zawadzke

Margaret Machann Zawadzke, 91, of Cameron died Tuesday, Sept. 15, in a Temple hospital.
Funeral services were held Sept. 20, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.
Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Zawadzke, a homemaker, was born April 26, 1924 in Caldwell to Tom and Helen (Fitzgerald) Machann.
She married Edwin Franklin Zawadzke Jan. 29, 1942 and he preceded her in death in 1994.
She is survived by daughters Gwen Denio and husband Jim of Cameron, Aleta Young and husband Andy of Sulphur Springs; four grandchildren Mike Denio and wife Anya, Randy Denio and wife Franci, Atrisha Young, Adena Jones and husband Nick; and four great grandchildren Jayci Denio, Keaton Denio, Darci Denio, Mackoy Denio.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron was in charge of arrangements.

Wed
16
Sep

William C. Black

William C. Black

William C. Black, age 88, of Temple passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Baylor Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple.  He was born on June 28, 1927 in Cameron, the son of Carl and Mary Black.
William was a 1944 graduate of Cameron High School, he served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946, received a Bachelor’s of Business from Baylor University in 1948, Masters of Business from Baylor in 1951, and a Bachelor’s of Law from Baylor in 1954.  In 1969 he received an Honorary Juris Doctorate from Baylor.
He currently attended Troy United Methodist Church in Troy and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Temple where he served as a Vestryman, Senior Warden, Lay reader, and teacher, and was on the Executive Board of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. 

Tue
15
Sep

Elaine Werner Laywell

Elaine Werner Laywell, 87, of Cameron died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 in a Temple hospital.
Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Walkers Creek Cemetery near Cameron with Rev. Doug Budd officiating.
Elaine was born March 25, 1928 in Shiner to August and Alma Blume Werner. She graduated from Shiner High School and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science egree from Southwest Texas State Teachers College and a Master’s Degree from the University of Houston. She also did post-graduate work at the University of Colorado in the summer.
Mrs. Laywell retired in 1990 after teaching 39 plus years in the Katy, Sealy and Cameron schools. She also spent nine years operating a private kindergarten and day care center in Houston.
She married Cecil Laywell on Oct. 17, 1953 in Brookshire. They made their home in the Katy area before moving to the Walkers Creek Community near Cameron in 1980.

Tue
15
Sep

Tommie Lynn Gillen

Tommie Lynn Gillen

Funeral services for Tommie Lynn Gillen, age 69, of Cameron, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home with Reverend Drew Weber officiating.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held at the Liberty Cemetery near Milano.
Mr. Gillen died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, in a San Antonio hospital following an extended illness.
Mr. Gillen was born Aug. 10, 1946, in Dayton, Texas to Tommie and Lila Harrell Gillen and was retired from the United States Army.
Mr. Gillen was a graduate of Dayton High School in 1964 and graduated from Sam Houston State University and later got his master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin.
Mr. Gillen married Rita Stewart on Dec. 22, 1968. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cameron and the Milano Masonic Lodge.

Thu
10
Sep

William R. Kopriva

William R. “Willie” Kopriva, 84, of Gause died Wednesday, Sept. 9, in a Temple hospital.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Deacon Earl Colley officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Marak.  Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Kopriva, retired farmer and rancher, was born April 11, 1931 in Milam County to Frank Anton and Amelia (Hrachovy) Kopriva, Sr. 
He had been a previous owner/operator of Kopriva’s Cabinets in Pendleton.  He is survived by children  Billy Kopriva of Hayden, Idaho; Mike Kopriva of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Sandy Kopriva Jordan of Cour D’Alene, Idaho, and Pamela Bowmer of Cedar Park; a brother  Walter Kopriva of Temple; a sister Vlasta Reed of Daphne, Alabama; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews

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