Mary S. Opersteny

Funeral Services for Mary S. Opersteny are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Friday October 1, 2004 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan.  The Reverend Monsignor John McCaffrey of St. Joseph Catholic Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Bryan City cemetery.  A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 P.M. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday and from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.  

Mrs. Opersteny was born February 19, 1901 in Burleson County, Texas and lived in the Brazos County for 88 Years.  She passed from this life Tuesday morning September 28, 2004 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.  She owned and operated Charlies Food Market in Bryan.  She was a member of St. Joseph Alter Guild, K.J.Z.T. and St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Woodmen of the World.

Mrs. Opersteny was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Opersteny; two grandchildren, Michael Kelly and Craig Kelly, and seven brothers and sisters.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charlie & Regina Opersteny of Bryan, TX, a Daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou & James Kelley of Buda, TX; nine grandchildren, Michael Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Kathrine Kelly, Dr. Steven Opersteny, Michael Opersteny, Tim Kelly, Mark Kelley, Sandra Opersteny, and John Opersteny; and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to the Holy Family Retreat Center c/o St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan.

Pablo Elias Tenorio Jr.

Sept. 27, 2004

Graveside services for Pablo Elias Tenorio Jr., infant, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Bryan City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Pablo died Monday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center.

Survivors include his parents, Pablo Elias Tenorio Sr. and Silvia Puga of Bryan; his paternal grandparents, Sixto and Micaela Ramirez Tenorio of Mexico; and his maternal grandfather, Sixto Puga of Mexico.

Celeste R. Engelbrecht

Aug. 16, 1903 — Sept. 28, 2004

Services for Celeste R. Engelbrecht, 101, of College Station are set for 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rehburg.

The Revs. Larry Henrichs and Erich Schaefer will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and from noon to the time of services Friday at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Chapel College Station.

Mrs. Engelbrecht died Tuesday.

She was born in Rehburg and lived most of her life in Brazos and Washington counties. She was a teacher and a homemaker. Mrs. Engelbrecht was a charter member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in College Station and a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rehburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry W. Engelbrecht.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Camille K. Engelbrecht of Bryan; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and William W. Reynolds of Austin; a daughter-in-law, Frances S. Engelbrecht of Beaumont; a sister, Alma R. Gomez of Austin; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Building Fund, St. Paul’s Church Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice.

Mickey Chaffin

May 23, 1949 — Sept. 28, 2004

Services for Mickey Chaffin, 55, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Friday at College Heights Assembly of God.

Tommy Thompson will officiate. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Kempner Cemetery in Lampasas County.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hillier Funeral Home and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Mr. Chaffin died Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center.

He was born in Glenwood Springs, Colo., and had lived in Bryan since 1972. He was a retired systems analyst for the Texas A&M University Physical Plant. He received an associate’s degree in psychology from Blinn College and also attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Central Texas College and Texas A&M University.

Mr. Chaffin was a past commander of Royal Rangers and a deacon and part-time business administrator and bookkeeper for College Heights Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Ann Watts Chaffin of Bryan; a son, Christopher Ryan Chaffin of Bryan; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sharon and Merlyn Macklin of Springfield, Mo., and Gloria Makey of Gothenburg, Neb.; his mother-in-law, Lillian Watts Tucker of Lampasas; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ron and Janet Watts of Ovilla and Rick and LouAnn Watts of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the College Heights Assembly of God Chair Fund.

•Obituaries are printed in The Bryan-College Station Eagle as a free public service. The information is provided by the funeral home. More detailed obituaries may be printed for a fee through the advertising department.

Death Notices

Ora Mae Suseberry, 102, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Manor. Arrangements are pending with Daniel & Son Funeral Home in Bryan.

Services Today

O.B. Clifton, 10 a.m., graveside, College Station Cemetery.

Mildred Carlisle Weaver, 10:30 a.m., Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota, Oakland Cemetery in Navasota.

Alma Flentge Wensel, 2 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church in Welcome, Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.

Richard S. Stephens, 2 p.m., memorial, A&M United Methodist Church.

Ernest Densey Jr., 11 a.m., Daniel & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Oakwood Cemetery.

Uvenia Richards, 9 a.m., Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale, Thornton Cemetery near Trinity.

Tony (Sonny) LaBarbera, 10 a.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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