Obituaries

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Delroy Gross

Delroy Gross, 69, of Industry, died on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Visitation was held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Zaskoda Chapel, 2280 Main St., Industry. Family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services were held at Industry United Methodist Church, 1914 Main St., Industry, TX at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014. Burial followed at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Delroy was born in La Grange on September 7, 1944, the son of Roy and Leona (Minar) Gross. He married Dorothy Frank in November, 1974 at Industry United Methodist Church. Delroy worked as a truck driver for Huebner Concrete for over 49 years. He was a member of Industry United Methodist Church, Industry Volunteer Fire Department, Sharecropper’s Antique Farm Equipment Club, Woodmen of the World and Sons of Hermann. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of 39 years; son,
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Joe Louis Rodriguez

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Doris Glenn

Doris Glenn, 66, of Spring died Aug. 12, 2014 in Houston. Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 from 12 to 7 p.m.
at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. The family received visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services were held
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Ludvik “Luke” Lester Kubecka

Ludvik “Luke” Lester Kubecka, 70, of Troup (formerly of Houston), died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at ETMC Specialty Hospital in Tyler. Luke was born in El Campo on Sept. 30, 1943, the son of Emil and Mary (Scotka) Kubecka. He married Gloria
Krenek on May 1, 1966 in Frelsburg. Luke was employed by Oak Farms Dairy in Houston as a refrigeration engineer for 48 years. His many hobbies included working cattle, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed doing all kinds of mechanic work. Luke was also an inventor producing them in his garage. Some of his inventions included a feeding tray for paraplegics and an air conditioning unit operated by using cooking oil. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
Luke was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Nada, Texas and a member of KJT. He is survived by his wife, Gloria of 48 years; son, Matthew Kubecka and wife, Ann Marie, of Troup; grandson, Collin Kubecka of Troup; brother, Joseph
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Estelle V. Janda

Estelle V. Janda, 96, died on July 29, 2014 in Santa Rosa, Calif. Estelle was born in Fayetteville on June 9, 1918. She had lived in San Jose, Calif. since 2000. She was known as Pat by all her friends. She was a life member of the SPJST Lodge 1 in Fayetteville and the daughter of Emil Zapalac who was a long time secretary of Lodge 1. She is survived by her son, Michael F. Janda and wife Nancy; grandons, Christopher M. Janda and Robert G. Janda; step-grandaughters, Cara Cassidy, AndreAnn Broglia, and Alycia Broglia; five greatgrandchildren; newphew Jerry Kubala and wife Margaret of
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14
Aug

Betty Ruth (Pereira) Gabriel

Betty Ruth (Pereira) Gabriel,  79, of Round Top died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin. Betty was born in Houston on Aug. 7, 1935, the daughter of Otto and Pauline Mary (Kaskey) Pereira. She married Martin
Joseph Gabriel, Sr. on Jan. 28, 1952 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Houston. Betty and Martin owned and operated a dairy farm for 35 years, worked for Invader Boat Corp. as a layout designer, owned and operated Pop-A-Top in Warrenton, and was a cook at Royer’s Café in Round Top. Betty was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She 
was a loving wife, very hard working, and a caring person. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Martin Gabriel,
Sr.; daughter, Sandy Polasek and husband, Glenn, of La Grange; four sons: Martin Gabriel, Jr. and wife, Terry, of
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Andrea Bargas

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Cooper Johnson

Cooper Johnson, 92, of Flatonia died Aug. 11, 2014. Cooper was born Nov. 15, 1921 in Old Moulton to the late James Louis and Iola Cooper Johnson. He was a public weigher at the cattle auctions in  Flatonia, Columbus, La Grange, El Campo, Lexington, Hallettsville, Caldwell and Seguin. Cooper was also a member of the Flatonia Masonic Lodge, Flatonia American Legion and a WWII Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Johnson of Flatonia one son, Eric Albers and wife Tracey of Hutto; two daughters, Susan Johnson of Poland and Peggy Halamicek of Schulenburg;
two step-daughters, Rachel Bevavides and husband Carlos of Flower Mound and Michelle Acosta and husband Jose of
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14
Aug

Robert Louis Kocurek

Robert Louis Kocurek has gone home to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, August 8, 2014. He was born on Sept. 24, 1942 in Hallettsville to Anton and Grace Kocurek, who preceded him in death. He married Fanny Robinson Aug. 17, 1968. She preceded him in death in 2012. Robert was a member of the Masonic Lodge #697 of Kerrville. He worked for Texas School for the Blind for many years. He had many other jobs, but really enjoyed his family at Albertsons and was loved by all. After Albertsons closed, he continued with HEB until he retired. Robert and Fanny had two children, James Robinson of San Antonio and Rachel Conner of Kerrville. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Charles Ray Conner, Samantha Conner and Jess Conner, all of Kerrville. He is survived by two brothers, Franklin Kocurek and John
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Mattie L. Leonard

Mattie L. Leonard, 87, of Los Angeles, Calif. formerly of La Grange died July 25, 2014. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Second Baptist Church. Mattie was born on March  16, 1927 in La Grange, the
daughter of Nealie and Elizabeth (Tutson) Washington. She married Eldie Leonard on October 23, 1976. She is survived by three daughters; Rubye Brooks of Los Angeles, Calif., Gladys Patterson of Dallas, and Irene Hardemann and husband, Eugene, of Austin; son, Roy Caldwell, of Austin; three sisters: Rachel Pendergrass, Sedalia Washington, and Elizabeth Fenix, all of La Grange; 15 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eldie Leonard; three sons, three brothers, and three grandchildren. 

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