TSgt Donald LeRoy Welker USAF, Ret.


 Donald LeRoy Welker

1927 – 2016

Donald LeRoy Welker, 89, passed away in San Antonio, Texas on August 25, 2016. He was born on June 11, 1927 in Farmington, Missouri to Marvin and Beaulah Welker.  Donald proudly and honorable served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years, retiring at the rank of TSgt.  He is preceded in death his parents and loving wife Dolores Jean Welker.  Donald is survived by his children Evelyn Kim (Frank), Donna Arrick (Jerry), Kevin Welker (Kayla), 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, as well as a host of other loving family and friends.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 6:00 p.m. at Castle Ridge Mortuary. A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Alfonso Perez Jr.

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 Alfonso Perez Jr.

Alfonso Perez Jr., 84, passed away Wednesday, August 24,2016 at Christus Santa Rosa-Westover Hills.

Alfonso was born September 2, 1931 and raised by his parents Alfonso Sr. & Sarah (Sanchez) Perez in San Antonio. He is survived in death by his wife Rosario of 33 years; sons, Mark, Donald (Sandra), Joseph Evans; daughters, Lisa Marie, Ruby Ann, step-daughters Patricia, Lisa Deanna, Stephanie; 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

After retiring from the United States Army after 22 years, Alfonso continued his public service by working as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service.  Alfonso took pride in his route, delivering the daily mail and the many friendships made with the area residents and businesses in the Laurel Heights Community.

He will be remembered for his off the wall jokes, political conversations and always bringing a watermelon when he came knocking at your door.

You will always be in our hearts and forever in our memories.

 Graveside Service held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 10:45 am.

Kim Be Huynh

Carolyn F. Colman-Boyer

Carolyn F. Colman-Boyer, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the age of 74. She was born on September 9, 1941 in Rockford, IL. to Howard F. and Alyce Louise Samp. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, David F. Samp. She is survived by her husband, David L. Boyer; children, John F. Colman, Jr. and wife Cynthia, Stephen C. Colman and wife Rita; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Castle Ridge Mortuary. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.


Apia I. Faraimo

Apia Ioelu Faraimo passed away peacefully on Sunday, 21 August 2016 at the University Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his beloved wife Fono; children Fualili & husband Poasa, Fanolua & husband Samuel, Faraimo & wife Liza and Aukilani & wife Doreen; grandchildren Cynthia (CJ), Lynnel, Bernard, Apia, Fonotala, Samuel Jr (SJ),  Hope Fanolua, Denzel, Dwight and Ann.

Apia was best known for his love for his children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and their children. The grandchildren will truly miss their “Papa” for his unconditional love. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Castle Ridge Mortuary from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. followed by a private family celebration of his life.