Obituaries May 21, 2008
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Mrs. Camden

Mrs. Beverly H. Camden, 78, formerly of Beeville, died on Friday, May 16, 2008, at her home in Houston.

She was born in Houston Oct. 14, 1929. While part of her childhood was spent in Dallas, the family returned to Houston in time for her to attend and graduate from Lamar High School. She then graduated from Rice Institute, and was an enthusiastic and involved alumna. She was a member of the Society of Rice University Women, of which she served as president in 1997-1998. She started teaching in 1958, and spent the next 17 years as a sixth-grade teacher. In 1975, she went back to school herself and received a master’s in education administration from the University of Texas. She finished out her 32-year career as principal of the Madderra-Flournoy and Moreno campuses in Beeville.

After retiring, she dedicated the rest of her life to her two biggest passions: her family and travel. Her travels took her around the world, touching six of the seven continents.

Survivors include two sons, Charles C. “Cary” Camden IV and wife Anne of Cedar Park and Christopher Fenton Camden and wife Roxanne of Houston; one daughter, Kathryn Sue Sowders and husband James “Butch” of College Station; seven grandchildren, Leslie Richardson Rodriguez, Travis Richardson, Taylor, Carolanne, Harrison, Victoria and Emily Camden; one great-grandson; her sister, Angel Johnson of Houston; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Lloyd “Butch” Harold Hawkins.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Earthman Funeral Directors-Hunter's Creek Chapel, 8303 Katy Freeway, in Houston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to Rice University ( or the charity of choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to Earthman Funeral Directors in Houston.

Mr. Fox

Mr. Harold L. Fox, 71, of Pettus, died on Thursday, May 15, 2008, at his residence.

He was born on Jan. 22, 1937, in Mineral to Rufus and Etta Butler Fox. He owned and operated heavy equipment in the oil production industry for many years. He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Roy Fox and Clarence Byles.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Fox of Pettus; two daughters, Kim (Mark) Brick of Tyler and Kellie (Matt) Davis of Topeka, Kan.; one stepdaughter, Brenda (James) Donnell of Kenedy; one son, Mark (Paula) Fox of Pettus; four stepsons, Andy Moses of Beeville, Darryl (Cindy) Moses of Bulverde, Craig (Rose) Moses of Runge and Eric (Megan) Moses of Lagarto; two sisters, Nellie Hoot of Brazoria and Elsie Compton of Freeport; one brother, Elroy Fox of Clute; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Eckols Chapel in Kenedy. Funeral services were held there at 10 a.m. Monday with Rev. Brian Simon and Rev. Billy Walker officiating. Interment followed in the Dahl Cemetery in Bee County.

Pallbearers were Larry Holm, Ronnie Fox, Jerry Rodriguez, Larry Sellers, Jesse Berthold Sr. and Jerry Morris.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas.

Arrangements were entrusted to Eckols Funeral Home Inc. in Kenedy.

Mrs. Fudge

Audrey Wolfe Fudge, 97, passed from this life Sunday, May 18, 2008. 

She was born March 18, 1911, to Pete and Ida (Bradford) Wolfe at their home in Mineral, Texas. She graduated from Mineral High School in 1929 and married Wesley Fudge September 21st that same year. he was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Church of Christ. 

She was preceded in death by their first child Viola Faye, her husband of 65 years Wesley, 4 brothers Robert, Walter, Kenneth and Boyd, and 2 sisters Viola and Gwendolyn. 

She is survived by her brother, Elton Wolfe of San Antonio, TX, her son and daughter-in-law Quentin and Barbara Fudge of Mineral, her daughter and son-in-law Ida and Bill Moody of Portland, 3 grandchildren Michael, Jeffrey and Karen Sue Fudge, 7 great-grandchildren Shaelene, Alan, Shane, Darryl, Kristi, Donald and Ashley, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home in Beeville, TX with nephew Larry Harris and Bro. Joshua Rodriguez officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mineral Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike, Jeff and Darryl Fudge, Jim Madary, Michael Brown and  Michael Owen.

Galloway & Sons Inc., Funeral Directors

Mrs. Ortega

Mrs. Mary Alaniz Ortega, 78, of Beeville, died on Friday, May 16, 2008, at her residence.

She was born on May 10, 1930, in Beeville to Simplicio and Petra Jaramillo Alaniz. She graduated from Our Lady of Victory School and obtained her degree in cosmetology in Corpus Christi. She owned and operated Mary’s Beauty Shop for the past 62 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and was always assisting with church activities.

She is survived by two sons, Edward (Lupita) Ortega Jr. of Beeville and Michael (Yvette) Ortega of San Antonio; two sisters, Petrita (Martin) Sanchez of Beeville and Dora (Ben) Trevino of Houston; two brothers, Ray Alaniz of Beeville and Eustoquio “Toco” (Julia) Alaniz of Sugar Land; four grandchildren, Edward Paul, Rodolfo Miguel, John Mathew and Eddica Maria Ortega.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Olivia Benavidez, Adelaida DeRusse and Olivia Gutierrez; six brothers, Emiliano, Simplicio Jr., Cruz Sr., Cresencio, Inocencio and David Alaniz.

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Father Luke officiating. Fernando Cisneros provided special music. Burial followed at Our Lady of Victory Cemetery #2.

Pallbearers were George Cano, Chris Benavides, Louis Alaniz, Arnold Alaniz, Fred Alaniz, Freddie DeRusse, Ricky Alaniz, Rudy Alaniz and Joe Henry Alaniz.

Treviño Funeral Home

Mrs. Wilson

Mrs. Nohemi “Mimi” Campos Wilson, 41, of College Station, died on Wednesday, May 14, 2008.

She was born in Beeville to Francisca Briseno Campos and Marcos Campos Sr. She married Ben Wilson in Las Vegas on Jan. 18, 1997. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her father, Marcos Campos Sr.; one sister, Felipa Cumpian; and her mother-in-law, Janet Wilson Trial.

Survivors include her husband, Ben Wilson of College Station; two sons, Trey Wilson and RJ Guerra, both of Beeville; two daughters, Claire Wilson of Beeville and Alyssa Wilson of College Station; her mother, Francisca Campos of Beeville; her father-in-law, Bill Wilson of Beeville; two brothers, Marcos (Gracie) Campos Jr. and Miguel Campos, both of Beeville; seven sisters, Yolanda Campos, Olga (Tony) Flores, Lucy (Albert) Salazar, and JoAnne (Santos) Cardona, all of Beeville, Elvia (Gilbert) Amaro of Lolita, Josie (Edward) Flores of Berclair and Mary (Richard) Perales of Bay City; two brothers-in-law, Brad Wilson of Houston and Bart Wilson of San Antonio; sister-in-law, Happy Wilson of San Antonio; two nieces, Sophie and Laura Wilson; and one nephew, Sully Wilson.

Visitation was held from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Galloway & Sons chapel with a rosary recited there at 7 p.m. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Pete Elizardo officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Armando “Glo”, B.F., Felix Jay, Timmy and Tommy Flores, B.J. Arredondo and Abel Gaona. Honorary pallbearers were John and Jason Cumpian, T.J., Butch and Justin Flores, Adrian Campos, Eric Amaro and Richard Perales Jr.

Galloway & Sons Inc., Funeral Directors
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