Richard Guerrero Saldivar, Beloved Husband, Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Great-Great Grandfather, passed away January 17, 2017 at Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio, TX. He was 92. Born May 21, 1924 in San Antonio, TX. His United States Government career began when he joined the US Navy in September 1943 and was honorably discharged in December 1945, having participated in eight invasions during WWII aboard the USS LCI (G) 440. He resumed his government career in October 1950 when he reported to Kelly Air Force Base in Texas as a portable equipment repairer. In September 1961 he reported to Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, CA as an Aircraft Metal Fabricator and through promotions he attained the position of Sheet Metal Mechanic (Aircraft). He retired on January 8, 1982 after 30 years of faithful service to his country. Upon retirement he traveled throughout the United States with his wife Consuelo enjoying life to its fullest. During their travels in their RV they visited all of the continental United States, including Alaska.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents; Librado & Elodia Saldivar; his wife of 47 years, Consuelo Tovar Saldivar; seven brothers; Ralph, Librado, Jesse, John, Joe and Gilbert; five sisters; Antonia, Maria Gertrudis (Tules), Margarita, Hermelinda and Carmelita; son-in-law, David; daughters-in-law, Sylvia, Linda and Gloria; one grandson Anthony and one great-grandson, Kobe. He is survived by his six sons; Richard Moreno (Maria) Saldivar of San Antonio, TX, Richard Tovar Saldivar of Leucadia, CA, Hector Tovar (Lolis) Saldivar of San Diego, CA, Edward Tovar (Cindy) Saldivar of Green Cove Springs, FL, Jorge Tovar (Leticia) Saldivar of San Diego, CA, Tony Tovar Saldivar of San Diego, CA; four daughters Lupe Tovar (Dave) Henly of Colorado Springs, CO, Ana Maria (Frank) Vitale of San Antonio, TX, Olga Tovar Noel of Marietta, GA, Becky Tovar Saldivar of San Diego, CA. He has 49 grandkids (including spouses), 65 great-grandkids and 5 great-great grandkids.
A visitation will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with a prayer service to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Castle Ridge Mortuary.
Marguerite “Maggie” Coleman passed away 16 January 2017 after a courageous fight with cancer. She was born in Victoria, British Columbia and became a citizen of the U.S. She is survived by husband, Richard A. Coleman, Brig Gen, USAF (Retired); children, Dean Coleman, United Airlines Captain, Humble, TX, Dr. Christina Coleman Kim, Albuquerque, NM, Shannon Lee Coleman, Major USAF, Washington DC, Les Blain, British Columbia, and Greg Blain, Alberta, both retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Lonnie Blain Comin of Alberta.
Maggie had a long and professional career as a civil service employee, and had important assignments in the Philippines, Texas, England, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Panama, and the Pentagon. She always provided a great home for her children and husband regardless of where he was assigned. She always considered one of her best experiences was being a volunteer for operation “Baby Lift” at Clark Air Base, Philippines in 1975, where she helped care for hundreds of Vietnamese families and orphans.
She has been for many years a member of Laurel Hills Seventh Day Adventist church where she regularly taught Sabbath School for children.
She will be remembered by her family and friends for her kind and generous nature and also for her sense of humor and quick wit. She was and continues to be much loved by her family.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers it is requested donations be made to any animal shelter in San Antonio. She had a great love of animals and always carried dog food and water in her car to help any stray she may have come across. It was her nature to help any way she could.
Mary L. Villalobos was born March 7, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas to Jose and Maria Lopez. The Lord called her home on January 14, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters; Margarita Santos, Elodia Muro, Victoria Coronado, Soccorro Escandon, brothers; Rosalio Lopez and Gumaro Lopez. She is survived by her husband of 58 faithful years, Juan Herculano Villalobos, daughters; Patricia Smith (Roger), Elizabeth Lopez (Al), sons; Johnny Villalobos & Joe Robert Villalobos (Benita Martinez), sister; Pauline Trevino, grandchildren; Michael (Cynthia), David (Cristina), Richard (Tawny), Delores (Russell), Joshua (Leah), Desiree, Aaron, Joe Robert Jr., Matthew, great-grandchildren; Mireya & Arian. A visitation will be held Friday, January 20, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at San Fernando Cemetery No 2. All services will be held at Castle Ridge Mortuary. Momo, as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren knew her, will be deeply missed. She will always be remembered for her loving heart, strong spirit, devotion and dedication to her family above all else.
It is with great sadness that the family of Blas Ramirez announced his passing on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the age of 83 years. Blas was born in Pharr, TX on August 14, 1933 to his parents, Guadalupe and Severa Ramirez. After high school, Blas proudly served in the United States Air Force for 20 years. He finished his career as a Korean-Vietnam war veteran. He continued service for an additional 20 years with the USDA Food and Nutrition Services.
Blas will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Maria P. Ramirez and their children, Criselda Madero, Elva (Martin) Guerra, Elia (Raul) Chapa, and Blas Antonio (Blanca) Ramirez. Blas will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Monique (Andrew) Castillo, Antonio Blas Madero, Tammy Menchaca, Martin Guerra Jr., Bianca (Jonathan) Longoria, Alyssa Ramirez and great-grandchildren, Juliet Menchaca, Natalie Castillo, and Nadia Castillo, Sisters; Ernestina Moreno, Olivia Ramirez, Maria Paz De Luna, Aurora Ramirez. Blas was predeceased by his parents, Guadalupe and Severa Ramirez, his brother, Rogelio Ramirez and his sister, Ofelia Robledo.
Family and friends are welcome to join us in a rosary service in honor of Blas. It will be held on January 24, 2017 at Castle Ridge Mortuary, 8008 W. Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78227 at 7:00 p.m. The mass will be held on January 25, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul, 4222 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78227 at 11:00 a.m. A full military honors funeral will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209.
Pauline J. Golden passed away peacefully Tuesday at 12:20 a.m. on January 10, 2017. Pauline was born in Orland California on October 27, 1939 to J.N. and Edith Genevieve Railton. Her son Thomas Golden precedes Pauline in death. Her husband Joseph Golden survives her. They were married on January 26, 1959 and they were married for 58 years. Also surviving are her two sons and daughter Joseph, Daniel and Patricia Golden, nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
Pauline a Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother was a beautiful and kind-hearted woman. She welcomed everyone that showed up at her door with open arms. She was truly a special person. All who knew her will surely miss Pauline. There will be a Family and Friend Gathering at Joseph Golden’s home. Sunday January 22, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7007 Castleridge St., San Antonio, TX, 78227.
Marlene Judith Bullock, born October 8, 1945, went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2017 at the age of 71. She is preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, GySgt Keith Bullock, USMC (Ret); parents, Carlton & Marjorie Murray; and brother, Juancita Murray. Survived by son, Richard Bullock and his wife, Rebeca J. Olveda; her siblings, Janice Murray-Wise, Jacyna Murray-Clark, Jackie Murray-Singh; and her only grandchild, Rebeca Caitlyn Bullock. A visitation will be held at Castle Ridge Mortuary on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.