Current Obituaries
Jon D. Savage of McAllen passed away at Edinburg Regional Hospital on April 11, 2015.  He was born in Weslaco, Texas to
Herbert J. Savage and Nadine Garner Savage on November 16, 1947.
Jon attended PSJA public schools and Valley Grande Academy.  He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1966
to 1970 during the Vietnam conflict.  He was a life member of American Legion Post 37 in McAllen, Texas.
Jon was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Savage and his brother, Brian Savage.  He is survived by his mother, Nadine
G. Savage; daughters, Aletha Savage of Magnolia, Texas and Jonna Moore (Troy) of Spring, Texas;  three grandchildren; his
brothers, William Savage and George Savage; his loving companion of 15 years, Tracey Laake; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Kreidler Funeral Home on April 13 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Graveside military service will be 10 a.m.
Tuesday, April 14 at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, Texas.

Esta "Doris" M. Sunderland Christopher was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Sunderland. Doris and Martin (Chris) Christopher
were married in 1949. In this union they raised one daughter, Carolyn Sue Arroyo. Preceding her in death were her parents, an
infant son, a daughter, Esta Sneed, 2 brothers and her husband Martin (Chris).
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Sue Arroyo; 4 grandsons, Martin, Christopher, Carl and Michael;  sister, Emma Lee
Keller; and several nieces and nephews. She is known best by her baking.
Memorial services are set for Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 2:30 at Grace Christian Church, 132 N. Sugar Rd, Pharr, TX.



J. Rosemary Reese, age 92 years 11 months and 360 days, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on April 11, 2015 in
Andrews, TX. Rosemary was born on April 16, 1922 in Bluffton, IN area. She often spoke fondly of spending her childhood
summers fishing and swimming in the nearby lakes. When she was in her teens, her family moved to McAllen, TX, and she
graduated from high school there.Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Everett Reese; her parents, John
Martin and Ethel May Elzey; her siblings, Alvin Dayton Elzey, Sarah Katherine “Katy” Rogers, Charles Martin Elzey;
granddaughter, Kathryn Hope Reese; and nieces, Virginia Jeanine Rogers, Ethel Mae Zellner, and Darlene Tugman.
She is survived by her children, Barbara Reese of Odessa, TX, Kathy Basham of McAllen, TX, Carolyn Lake of Arkansas, “Bo”
Harold Everett Reese, Jr. of Exeter, MO, and Kent Reese of Andrews, TX; and 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 6:00-8:00PM at Kreidler Funeral Home, 314 N. 10th Street, McAllen,
TX.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11:00AM at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3611 N. Taylor
Rd, Mission, TX.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN, 37214.
(www.gideons.org)

Weslaco: Mrs. Ellen Nora Hester, 98, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at her residence in Weslaco. She is survived by a daughter,
Ellen Lynette Rigney of McAllen; 5 grandchildren, William Hart Atkins of Clute, Texas, Melanie Ruth Chamberlain of McAllen, Craig
Atkins of Richmond, Texas, Bryan Johnson of McAllen and Julie Hester of San Antonio, Texas, 8 great grandchildren and 3
great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, B.C. Hester, a son, Glenn B. Hester and a daughter,
Francis Atkins. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.



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