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Christenson, Muriel  
September 23, 1920 - November 20, 2014 On September 23, 1920, Muriel Lucille Kingery was born to Finis O. Kingery and Pansy Viola Harlan Kingery in San Antonio, TX and lived here until her death on November 20, 2014 at 94 years of age. Her family had one of the first privately owned dairy farm in the city, Lake View Dairy. Every morning before school, she would jump on the dairy's horse drawn wagon and with her father deliver milk to customers. A passion for baseball stemmed from being a member of the all-girls softball team sponsored by Joske's of Texas. She graduated from Edgewood High School. As a single parent she went to work as a bookkeeper for a lumber yard. Her innovative thinking and dedication to detail earned her the Vice-Presidency of Scriveners, which became an empire that lasted 65 years. Her son Jim remembers when she took a bolt of cloth to work to try and persuade Ernest Scrivener to carry fabric for sale in the store. Since it began as a lumber yard, it always carried lumber as well as hardware. Gradually new departments began to appear: beautiful fabric, shoes, clothes, china, crystal, amazing Christmas decorations and a popular tea room. Many of the new departments came from the ideas that she brought to Scrivener's attention. They had a strong friendship and shared a great trust in each other. Modene Whitaker, Muriel's best friend introduced her to her brother, James, and they were married. They had one son, James Ray Whitaker before he died. She later married Kenneth Christenson who preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving son, Jim Whitaker; her brother, F.O. Kingery, Jr. (Joanne) and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff of Colonial Gardens for giving her the loving, caring treatment she received while there. Memorials may be made in Muriel's memory to the charity of your choice. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com .
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Cisneros, Elvira  
July 11, 1924 - November 22, 2014 Elvira Cisneros was born on July 11, 1924 in Puebla, Mexico. She was the fourth child of seven children and the first daughter of Romulo Munguia and Carolina Malpica Munguia. Romulo Munguia was a printer and prominent activist in the political life of Mexico who immigrated to San Antonio in 1926. He acquired a job as a printer at San Antonio's Spanish-language newspaper, La Prensa. As soon as he was established in a job, Romulo Munguia had his family transported to the United States and they crossed the border at Laredo in 1926. The family settled on Leal Street on the city's near Westside and later established their long-term home on Saunders Street, in the Prospect Hill area. Romulo opened his first print shop in a garage next door to the family home. The family adapted to life in the U.S. as the children attended public and parochial schools. Elvira attended Sacred Heart School, Washington Irving Junior High School, and graduated from Jefferson High School, where she was on the archery team. She also performed in Mexican folkloric ensembles at the City Recreation Program and in a cultural club named the Seleni sponsored by the Mexican Consulate. Elvira assisted her parents as they founded parent school organizations, published community newspapers and moderated radio programs to discuss Mexican literature and culture. They pioneered efforts to establish educational ties between San Antonio and Mexico and founded a program of faculty exchanges known as the Patronato, which eventually led to the establishment of a branch of the Autonomous University of Mexico in San Antonio. Upon graduation from Jefferson High School, Elvira enrolled at the University of Texas in Austin. When World War II erupted and her three older brothers enlisted in the armed services, Elvira returned to San Antonio from Austin in late 1942 to help her father in the family print shop. While helping her father in his growing business, Elvira continued her studies at Draughon's Business College in San Antonio and became an expert bookkeeper. Later she took a position at the downtown Frost Bank, where she developed life-long friendships. It was during this time at the Frost Bank that after work every day Elvira would spend the evening at the Santa Rosa Hospital caring for her youngest brother, Henry, who died of Hodgkin's disease in 1943. She also helped care for her youngest sister, Stella, who contracted polio in the epidemic of the period. As the war ended, Elvira's brother Ruben was assigned to Randolph Field, where he introduced her to a fellow veteran, George Cisneros of Brighton, Colorado. George had recently completed more than three years of continuous service as an infantryman in the Pacific war and was recovering from malaria. He was invited to visit the family home and charmed the family with his good manners, serious intellect, and perfect Spanish. Elvira and George were engaged within months and married on November 25, 1945. They began married life as young professionals and soon bought the residence at 2906 Monterey across the alley from Romulo and Carolina Munguia, which they would call home for 68 years. It was in this home that they raised five children?Henry born in 1947, Pauline in 1949, George in 1952, Tim in 1957, and Christina in 1960. Elvira was a PTA president, a Cub Scout den mother, and a Girl Scout leader. As Elvira's children each moved on to college and graduated, she was named an advisor on senior services to the Alamo Area Council of Governments, toured nursing homes, and highlighted unacceptable conditions for the elderly. Because of her intense loyalty to her home neighborhood on the Westside, she was an active board member at the Avenida Guadalupe Association. As a national board member at AVANCE, Elvira individually counseled single mothers striving to improve their children's lives. She also was a board member at Project Learn to Read. After George Cisneros suffered a debilitating stroke in 1976, she helped him establish the San Antonio Stroke Club and supported him in his responsibilities as the national spokesman for Easter Seals concerning strokes. She extended herself to provide George, who was the love of her life and the center of her commitments, all the personal care he needed both at home and in assisted-care facilities until his death in 2006. Elvira was actively involved in the lives of her adult children and created a welcoming home-away-from home for her nine grandchildren. She also provided affectionate personal support and inspiration to a large network of friends and dozens of "surrogate daughters", with whom she counseled over many decades. She also remained close to her surviving sisters-in-laws: Martha Munguia (Ruben); Nelda Munguia (Romulo, Jr.) and Mickie Munguia (Bill). Elvira was a devout churchwoman who prayed fervently every evening. She was particularly devoted to St. Theresa of the Little Flower, the patron saint of the Basilica in San Antonio. She frequently sought strength and prayed with the Sisters of the Holy Spirit. Elvira Cisneros celebrated her 90th birthday on July 11, 2014 at the restaurant of her choice atop the Tower of Americas. From that vantage point she could look in every direction across the city and see reminders of her commitments of a lifetime. As she spoke gratefully to her family and friends that day, it was clear that she had worked all her life to attain high standards for herself and for those around her, that she loved her community, and that she was always motivated to make our society stronger and better. She is survived by children: Henry and wife Mary Alice Cisneros, Pauline Cisneros, George and wife Catherine Cisneros, Tim and wife Karla Cisneros, Christine and husband Tom Corser; grandchildren: Teresa and husband Sean Burton, Mercedes and husband Brad Badger, John Paul Cisneros, Antonio Cisneros, Jacqueline and husband Chris Muncy, Charlotte Cisneros, David Cisneros, Peter Corser and wife Nicole, Mark Corser; great-grandchildren: Russell and Grace Burton, Natalia, and Karina Badger. The family will receive friends at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for a Rosary being recited at 6:00 p.m. A funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014 to celebrate a 10:00 a.m. Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower. Interment will follow in San Fernando Cemetery II. The Cisneros family thanks Elvira's many friends who have brought her joy and been helpful over the years. We also thank her doctors and caregivers, particularly Dr. Abdu Kadri, the staffs at Adante Senior Living, and Regent Care who have been gentle and professional in their medical care over the last months. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to: Sisters of the Holy Spirit, 300 Yucca Street (78203) or AVANCE, 118 Medina St (78207). Visit www.funerariadelangelroyakers.com for online tributes.
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Decker, Neva  
November 29, 1920 - November 20, 2014 Neva Hoover Decker, 93, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014, in San Antonio. She was born in N. Little Rock, AR, on November 29, 1920, to Ivy and Emma Hoover and was raised in Opelousas, LA. Neva went to college in Shreveport, LA, where she met her future husband, Robert Porter Decker. She loved to travel near and far; Neva visited every continent and almost every country. When not off traveling, she loved playing bridge with her "Sandwich Bunch" friends or attending family gatherings. She was a member of Northern Hills UMC. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Sorrells of San Antonio; a son, Fred Decker and wife Diana of Bozeman, MT; 6 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. MEMORIAL SERVICE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014 11:00 A.M. PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 1034 Fendield Ave., San Antonio, TX 78211 ( www.salvationarmyusa.org ). You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com Arrangements with
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Escamilla, Hortense  
November 22, 2014 Hortense Escamilla, age 90 years, went to be with the lord on Nov. 22, 2014 in San Antonio, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband Bruno L. Escamilla, son, Alfonso and daughter, Rosemary, and is survived by her daughters, Rene Escamilla and Irma Alvarado, son, Eugene Escamilla and his wife Betty Jean, sisters, Bertha Valdez and Tillie Gutierrez, brother, Richard Rogers, 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wed. Nov. 26, 2014 at Alamo Funeral Home with a rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be at 8:30 a.m. on Friday Nov. 28, 2014 at Alamo Funeral Home and burial will be at Ft. Sam National Cemetery.
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Esquivel, Julian  
July 16, 1958 - November 13, 2014 Julian Olivares Esquivel Jr., born on July 16, 1958 was called home to be with our Lord on November 13, 2014 at the age 56. He is preceded in death by his father, Julian Esquivel and his parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roberto Melendes. Mr. Esquivel is loved and will be greatly missed by his wife of 37 years, Cecilia M. Esquivel; children, Jessica Michelle and husband Sonny Lee Cantu and Julian Esquivel III; grandchildren, Sonny, Jeremie, Faith and Isaac; mother, Juanita Renobato; siblings, John, Mike, Ophelia, Norman and Beverly as well as numerous loving relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 5pm until 9pm with a Rosary to be recited at 7pm at the Castillo Mission Funeral Home. A funeral procession will depart on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9:45am for a 10:30am Mass at St. Joseph South San Catholic Church. Interment to follow at San Fernando Cemetery III.
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Goodrich, Clarabelle  
June 18, 1919 - November 21, 2014 Clarabelle Goodrich left this world on November 21, 2014, while holding the hand of her daughter. She had endured a brief bought with cancer. Born Clarabelle Jackson in San Antonio, Texas, on June 18, 1919, she was the oldest of three daughters. She was swept off her feet by a young military man, Phillip Goodrich, and followed him to various bases including one in Trinidad. She raised three children of her own before establishing a career in retail. Clara ended up in Kingsville, Texas where she nurtured her husband's work in the Senior Olympics as a swimmer. She went on to be a regular at the Visitor Center welcoming others to the area. She also enjoyed crafting and working with ceramics. In later years, she moved to Comfort to be closer to family. She enjoyed the small town hospitality and the cooler climate. In her last years she was an avid watcher of the local wildlife outside her window. She will be missed by her extended family. She asked that instead of flowers, donations be made to the South Texas Children's Home, B9243 FM 2617 Rd, Pettus, TX 78146. Services will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio on Monday, December 1 at 10:15 am. Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.schaetter.com Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schaetter Funeral Home, Fredericksburg, Texas
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Hernandez, John  
October 28, 1962 - November 21, 2014 John A. Hernandez passed away November 21, 2014 at the age of 52. He was preceded in death by his parents Vicente and Felicitas Dominguez; brothers Ramiro Reyes, Vicente Velasquez and Tiburcio Velasquez, Jr.; He is survived by his loving wife Robin Hernandez of 10 years; son Vicente G. Hernandez; daughters Erica (John) Solis, Sara and Savanna Hernandez; step-daughter Tabatha Ebeling; brothers Antonio Aragon, Gene, Carlos and Evaristo Reyes; sister Susanna Reyes and grandson Samson Solis. SERVICES Visitation will be held on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 5:00P.M. - 9:00P.M. with a Prayer Service at 7:00P.M. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9:00A.M. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South 1700 S.E. Military Dr. San Antonio, TX 78214. Interment to follow at Mission Burial Park South. For personal acknowledgement you may sign the guest book at www.missionparks.com in the obituary section. Arrangements with:
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Keller, Wilfred  
August 21, 1929 - November 22, 2014 Wilfred F. "Woody" Keller, 85, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014, in San Antonio. He was born on August 21, 1929 to Estelle Sophia and Wilfred "Sonny" Keller. He attended Central Catholic High School and San Antonio College, and spent four years in a Sheet Metal L.U. #67 Apprentice Program. He joined the Marine Corps where he attended Surveying School at Ft. Belvoir, VA. During his three years in the Marines he also reached the finals of the "All Navy Boxing Tournament in 1948 and was runner-up in the San Diego Golden Gloves Tournament in 1948. He was discharged as a Corporal. Woody married Rose Marie Gianotti in August of 1950 in San Antonio, TX. The couple had eight children, including two sets of twins. The older twins were the first multiple births in the nation in 1961. He joined the Boys Club Boxing Team in 1951, and in the 1953 Golden Gloves Tournament won the State of Texas Bantamweight Title. Woody was a sheet metal worker on construction sites until 1965, when he was elected as business agent for the Sheet Metal Local Union #67. Woody was elected to represent Labor as a member of the "Executive Board of Hemisfair" where he remained until the end of Hemisfair. In 1969 he was elected as State AFL-CIO Vice President representing the San Antonio district. In 1970, he became President of the San Antonio Building Trades Council. In 1975 he was appointed as a representative of the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, and worked in that capacity until 1991 when he retired. Woody enjoyed coaching football, baseball, and basketball at Northwest YMCA and was a member of the executive board of the YMCA. He belonged to St. Matthew Catholic Church, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Woody is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rose Keller; also Ray Keller, Dudley Keller, Georgia Kubasak, Arlene Turner, Donny Keller, Donna Tatsch, Darrell Keller, Roxane Frost; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. There will be a Rosary on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9:30 A.M. followed by Mass of Celebration of Life at 10:00 A.M. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 10703 Wurzbach Rd. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd. You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com Arrangements with
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Malish, Josie  
Malish - November 18, 2014 Josie Malish, 76, born in Seguin, TX, to parents Marcus Ramos and Josephina Sandoval Ramos passed away in her home with her family by her side Tuesday, November 18, 2014 after succumbing to her battle with cancer. At a very young age, Josie and her family moved from Seguin to their new house her father had built for them; and from then on, San Antonio became the place she called home. Josie was the youngest of her siblings and the last to marry. It was in San Antonio where she met her late husband of 20 years and the love of her life, Anton T. Malish. Together, they had two children, one boy and one girl. Josie Malish found her calling and dedicated the rest her life to her family. Her passion for cooking and arranging flowers were some of her many talents but her nurturing nature could be seen in the smiling faces of her adored ones. She was a loving, committed, and virtuous wife, and an extraordinary mother whose devotion to her children and grandchildren will always be remembered and cherished. Josie was Roman Catholic and also spent her spare time helping others. As a Eucharistic Minister she assisted in administering the sacraments of the Holy Communion, and volunteered in charities including the Women's Battered Shelter and Habitat for Humanity. Her selfless life touched many and her strong values, traditions, and actions will be passed on to everyone she loved. Josie Malish is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Anton and Pat Malish of San Antonio, TX; her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Joseph Hernandez; her grandchildren, Isabella and Jeremiah Hernandez and Diego and Anton Malish Jr.; and siblings Oralia Trevino and Reynol Ramos. Visitation was held on Friday, November 20th, 2014 at 5:30 at Porter Loring 1101 McCullough Avenue 78212. You are invited to sign The guestbook at www.porterloring.com Arrangements with
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Martinez, Teressie  
June 26, 1957 - November 22, 2014 Teressie A. Martinez, born on June 26, 1957, went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2014. In 1982, she married her husband Willie Martinez and they shared 32 wonderful years together. She passed peacefully at her home after her hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Teressie is survived by her husband, Willie and their three children, William and wife Jennifer and child Madyson, Valerie and husband Frank, Michael and wife Ashley and children Michael Jr., Marcus, and Matthew. She is also survived by her mother Gloria Almendarez, Sisters Terry Gomez, Bobby Christine Parra, and Brother Angel Jr Almendarez. She is preceded in death by her late father Angel Almendarez. She was loved by many including the entire Martinez family. Teressie was the most beautiful person inside and out. Her love and devotion to her entire family will live on forever. Her constant motivation through her battle with cancer was the joy and laughter her grandchildren brought her. Teressie made an impact on many people throughout her life, especially with the younger generation by motivating them to succeed. One of her greatest accomplishments was being awarded the Non-profit Organization of the year in Eagle Pass, TX in 2002, for creating the first club volleyball organization for young female athletes. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery at Cordi - Marian. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. hince-forth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness" II Timothy 4:7-8A.
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