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Obituaries

Judith Irene Bowser

Aug. 21, 1948 — Feb. 17, 2005

CENTERVILLE — Memorial services for Judith Irene Bowser, 56, of Buffalo are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Miracle Christian Center in Buffalo.

The Rev. Lloyd Lane will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walters Funeral Home in Centerville.

Mrs. Bowser died Feb. 17.

She was born in Allentown, Pa. She worked as a guard in the Boyd Unit for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and was a member of Miracle Christian Center in Buffalo. She had lived in Centerville for the past 10 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Lee Adams; two brothers, Richard Charles Landis of Binghamton, N.Y., and Barry Lloyd Landis of Dimock, Pa.; a sister, Sharon Lee Gehris of Allentown, Pa.; and her parents, Lloyd and Frances Landis of Montrose, Pa.

Stash J. Seigle

Aug. 20, 1907 — Feb. 22, 2005

NAVASOTA — Services for Stash J. Seigle, 97, of Chappell Hill are set for 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Anderson.

The Rev. Louis S. Sikorski will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home in Navasota and from 9:30 a.m. to the time of services Friday at the church. A parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Seigle died Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Care Center in Brenham.

He was born in Anderson and lived in Chappell Hill for more than 50 years. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Seigle served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include a brother, George Seigle of Fontana, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary Salvato Etheridge

Feb. 4, 1919 — Feb. 22, 2005

Services for Mary Salvato Etheridge of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

The Rev. Kirby Garner will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan. An Altar Society rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and an additional rosary will be recited by Monsignor John Malinowski at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Etheridge died Tuesday at Shady Oaks.

She was born at the Cameron Ranch and was a lifetime resident of Bryan. She was a retired cashier for the Palace Theatre. Mrs. Etheridge was a member of the St. Anthony Altar Society, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4692 Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joe N. Salvato and R.C. Etheridge.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Pat Salvato and Joe G. and Pam Salvato, all of Bryan; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Lee Freeman of Bryan; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Scott Allen Smith

Aug. 23, 1989 — Feb. 22, 2005

CENTERVILLE — Services for Scott Allen Smith, 15, of Centerville are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Chapel of the Hills Assembly of God Church in Centerville.

The Rev. Duane Word will officiate. Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Additional visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Scott died Tuesday as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Lafayette, La., and lived in Centerville since 1998. He previously lived in Magnolia. He attended Leon High School, where he was a member of the Leon Cougar Band and recently was voted most popular in his class for a second year. He worked at Guynes Photography as a photographer’s assistant.

Survivors include his father, Glenn Smith of Houston; his mother and stepfather, Janet and Larry Guynes of Centerville; three brothers, Johnny Miller of Houston, Steven Smith of Arlington and Philip Smith of Centerville; and two sisters, Dana Smith and Lauren Guynes, both of Centerville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Guynes family, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, P.O. Box 130, Marquez Texas 77865.

Johnny M. Tyler

April 19, 1933 — Feb. 22, 2005

ROCKDALE — Services for Johnny M. Tyler, 71, of Lexington are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Adina Christian Church in Adina.

Burial will be in Adina Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Mr. Tyler died Tuesday at his home.

He was born in the Eagle community of Milam County and graduated from Rockdale High School. He worked in metal services at Alcoa for 28 years until his retirement in 1995. Mr. Tyler was a member of Adina Christian Church, the American Legion in Lexington, the American Quarter Horse Association and the Lexington Rodeo Association.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Tyler of Lexington, three sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny Wayne and Rene Tyler, Michael and Andy Biehle and Craig and Gail Biehle, all of Lexington; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Mike Bell of Giddings; a brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Exie Tyler of Houston; a sister, Tommie Nell Roach of Porter; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Cecilia Tomczeszyn Nowak

Feb. 15, 1929 — Feb. 22, 2005

BREMOND — Services for Cecilia Tomczeszyn Nowak, 76, of Houston are set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bremond.

The Rev. Celso Yu will officiate. Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Mausoleum in Bremond.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to the time of services Friday at Bremond Funeral Home.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Nowak died Tuesday in Houston.

She was born in Bremond and lived in Houston for 40 years. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church for 40 years.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Edmund F. Nowak of Houston; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Frances Tomchesson of Waco; a brother-in-law, Bud Barnes of Houston; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Fred Nowak and Beatrice and Richard Bielamowicz, all of Bremond; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Johnnie Alfred Houston

Nov. 18, 1919 — Feb. 22, 2005

CAMERON — Graveside services for Johnnie Alfred Houston, 85, of the Marlow community are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Marlow Cemetery.

The Rev. Wayne Kirk will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mr. Houston died Tuesday in a Temple hospital.

He was born in Milam County and was a member of the American Legion Edwin Hardy Post No. 9. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Priddy.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Houston of Marlow; six sons, Doug Parker of Rogers, James Parker and George Houston, both of Cameron, John Houston and Richard Houston, both of Waco, and Danny Houston of Weatherford; a daughter, Sissy Henson of Rockdale; a sister, Floy Peek of Bryan; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Raymond Paul ‘Lucky’ Wagner III

July 15, 1960 — Feb. 22, 2005

BURTON — Services for Raymond Paul “Lucky” Wagner III, 44, of Shelby are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shelby.

The Rev. Pam Werrell will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton.

Mr. Wagner died Tuesday in Austin.

He was born in Brenham and was a manager for the Wichita Ranch in Brenham. He graduated from Bellville High School and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shelby, Hubert Lodge No. 67, A.F. & A.M., American Quarter Horse Association and Burton Booster Club. He was active in Washington County Little League events.

Survivors include a son, Cody Wagner of Brenham; a daughter, Cacie Wagner of Burton; his parents, R.P. and Willie Mae Wagner of Shelby; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Nancy Roseler of Brenham, Linda and Rudy Tiemann of Brenham and Kelly Bauerkemper of Round Top; the mother of his children, Kathy Payne Wagner of Burton; his father-in-law, Donald “Duck” Payne of Jonesboro; and two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Doug and Kathleen Payne and Terry and Jearld Short.cq

Ramona B. Medina

Dec. 11, 1944 — Feb. 21, 2005

Services for Ramona B. Medina, 60, of Bryan are set for 3 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The Rev. Ramon Frayna will officiate. Burial will be in Bryan City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Medina died Monday at her home.

She was born in Galveston County and was a Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Gabriel V. Medina of Bryan; a daughter and son-in-law, Leonor and Eliseo Garcia of Bryan; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rita and William Duffy of Tennessee and Mary Garcia of Bryan; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Albert Lawrence Critchfield

Dec. 22, 1911 — Feb. 22, 2005

HUMBLE — Graveside services for Albert Lawrence Critchfield, 93, of Houston are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Gause Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Hill Funeral Home in Humble.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne.

Mr. Critchfield died Tuesday.

He was born in Cassville, Mo. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, earning a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and other medals.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katy L. Stracener.

Survivors include a son, Larry D. Critchfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Ava L. and Bernard Vlahakis; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.

Arthur Henry Kintz

March 9, 1927 — Feb. 18, 2005

ROCKDALE — Graveside services for Arthur Henry Kintz, 77, of Newberg, Ore., are set for 1 p.m. Thursday in the Salty Cemetery near Rockdale.

Mr. Kintz died Friday in the Providence Newberg Hospital in Newberg.

He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., and lived in Groesbeck and Houston before moving to Oregon. He was a veteran. He was a mechanical engineer at a window manufacturing company.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Kintz of Newberg; two sons, James L. Kirk of Riverside, Calif., and Jessie Kirk of Houston; a daughter, Barbara Ann Sugerman of Vancouver, Wash.; a sister, Suzanne Brown of Indiana; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Death Notices

Jose A. Perez, 81, of Franklin died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending with Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home in Hearne.

Ernest Glover, 85, of Bryan died Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Arrangements are pending with Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.

Services Today

Rogelio “Roy” Villegas, 10 a.m., Santa Teresa Catholic Church, Bryan City Cemetery.

Minnie Cole, 2 p.m., Bryan City Cemetery.

Judith Irene Bowser, 10 a.m., memorial, Miracle Christian Center in Buffalo.

Arthur Henry Kintz, 1 p.m., graveside, Salty Cemetery near Rockdale.

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