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McAllen: Mrs. Raquel Elizondo Sarabia, widow of WWII Marine Raider, Ramiro Sarabia Sr., passed away peacefully on
Sunday, January 25, 2015, at home. During WWII, Mrs. Sarabia was a Rosie-the-Riveter assigned to the Corpus Christi Naval
Air Base. Because she was a High School Graduate (PSJA 1940) and had earned credits at the McAllen Business College, she
was assigned clerical duties at the Base. Raquel and Ramiro married after the war and had four children; both were
hard-working parents who provided love and guidance and instilled values such as patriotism, family, faith, and education into
the lives of their children and grandchildren. The Sarabias were predeceased by their son, Ray Sarabia, Jr. Survivors include her
sister, Mrs. Emilia Garza;  daughters, Rachel Xochie Sarabia, and Ruby (Sonny) Ramirez; son, Randy (Elaine) Sarabia;
grandchildren, Michael (Aisha) Gonzalez, Ana Lisa (Mike) Chapman, Ray Alan (Cassie) Sarabia, Gloria Ann (Justin) Medlock, and
Sienna Rae Sarabia. From 1949-60, Mrs. Sarabia was employed by Lack's and from 1960-88 she was employed by Brownie's
Butane and Propane. Mrs. Sarabia enjoyed her past eight years with her loving great-grandchildren; Anthony and Nico
Gonzalez, and William and Elena Chapman. Mrs. Sarabia was deeply religious and for over fifty years she was an active
parishioner at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. She was also patriotic and supported all the Veterans' events, and would
often attend ceremonies for Veterans. It is important to mention that she communicated with her cousin Ercilia Vecchio on a
daily basis, as well as with her best friend, Mrs. Angelica Garcia; it is also important to note her friendships with her comadres
Mrs. Consuelo R. Gonzalez and Mrs. Estella Ramirez. During her recent illness, Dr. Donna Joule and the Hosanna Hospice
personnel provided the medical care and attention she needed. Funeral arrangements will be made by Kreidler Funeral Home.  
The mass will be at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church on Thursday,  January 29, 2015 at  10 AM. Inurnment will  follow at
Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Comfort House, 617 Dallas Ave. McAllen, TX 78501.

Frieda 0. Yoder entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 25 at her home in McAllen. Born in Palisades, New Jersey in
1917, Frieda moved with her family to Harlingen, Texas. She married Dwight J. Yoder in  1934, and together they built a home
and a well respected business in McAllen; Yoder Motor Company, where she and her husband worked together for 60 years.
Frieda will be remembered for her love of life, love of family, and love for those around her. She was a member of First United
Methodist Church of McAllen and had been an active participant in numerous community organizations. Frieda is survived by her
son, Charles D. (Theda); four grandsons, Alan (Barbara), Dwight, Ronald, and Jeff; great grandchildren, Tanya, Trey, (Victoria)
Austin, Andrew, and Carolyn; and her daughter-In-law, Lucy Yoder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight J., her
son, Darrel, her parents, and two sisters.
Visitation will be from 5-8 pm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at Kreidler Funeral Home. Entombment  service will be at 2 pm Wed., Jan.
28 at Roselawn Mausoleum.

Joseph H. Garza: Our Lord called Joseph H. Garza to his heavenly home on January 25, 2015. He passed away at his
residence after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Jose G. and Dolores G. Garza. He was preceded in death by his
sister Consuelo G. Galeana. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Onelia Garza, his daughters Joelle Redding and Jennifer O.
Saucedo, and his sister Irma Garza. Also are his beloved grandchildren Aiden, Avery, Will Fullwood (Cardiff, CA), and Seth and
Kain Saucedo (McAllen, TX).
Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen, TX with a rosary at
7:00 P.M.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday Jan. 29, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, TX. A private  
burial ceremony will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.
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