Archive - 2012 - Obituary

October 11th

Clyde H. Ater

October 11, 2012

Clyde H. Ater was born in Roscoe, Texas, Nov. 2, 1917, to Horace and Elizabeth Ater. He and his parents lived in Sweetwater, Texas and they moved to a farm south of Roscoe when Clyde was about 7 years old, and his sister, Nina Mae was about 4 years old. After leaving high school, Clyde attended Draughan’s Business School in Abilene, Texas, and he studied accounting. While in that school he met Shirley Ford, and they married in 1937. In 1942, Clyde and Shirley moved to Portland, Oregon, where he worked in the shipyards until he was drafted to the Army in 1944.

Alice Ann Martindale

October 11, 2012

Alice Ann Martindale, age 74, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at her residence.
Her body was cremated. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Ann was born on July 12, 1938 in Seymour, Texas, She was a homemaker.

Josefa Valenzuela

October 11, 2012

Josefa (Josie) Valenzuela, age 92, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Raul Ortiz of Fort Worth officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

October 8th

Elidia Palafox Aguilar

October 8, 2012

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Elidia Palafox Aguilar, 75, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, recited by Lupe Medellin.

October 6th

Curtis William “Bubba” Stone

October 6, 2012

Graveside services for Curtis William “Bubba” Stone, 77, of Winters, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Roscoe Cemetery. Rev. Werth Mayes will officiate. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, from noon to 2 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Stone died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 in Stephenville.

Louis M. Steen

October 6, 2012

Louis M. Steen, age 84, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Jessie Joe “Queco” Costillo

October 6, 2012

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Jessie Joe “Queco” Costillo will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Father Charles Okonkwo will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be said by Lupe Medellin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Costillo died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Sweetwater.

October 5th

Marilyn Threlkeld

October 5, 2012

Philanthropist, volunteer extraordinaire, educator, leader, mother and grandmother, Marilyn Joan MacKenzie Threlkeld died on Sept. 21, 2012, her 83rd birthday, from complications during surgery.
A memorial open house will be held at First Baptist Church, 213 East 3rd Street in Sweetwater on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, from 2-5 p.m. There will be no interment; in her usual selfless and loving manner, Marilyn donated her remains to the Genesis Medical Education and Research Institute.

Rodney Gaither Mayo

October 5, 2012

Mr. Rodney Gaither Mayo of Hermleigh, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo, Texas after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Mayo was born on  Nov. 11, 1945, in Roscoe and lived in Hermleigh most of his life with his mother and father Mary Neal and Gaither, his son Darrell, his wife Linda, his daughter-in-law Stacy, and his grandson Nathan. 
A graveside service will be held in the Pyron Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home. 

Roland B. Maldonado

October 5, 2012

Funeral services for Roland Maldonado, 52, of Garland, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Ward Hayes will officiate. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Maldonado died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Garland, Texas.
He was born Aug. 20, 1960, in Sweetwater.

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