|McALLEN — Virginia M. "Gin" Offerman died peacefully at home on July 24, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She
was 91 years old.
Gin was born in Texas, in 1924, to Mildred and William Maddux. As a young child, she and her parents moved to Pharr
where she thereafter attended schools in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo. Gin was a proud graduate of the PSJA Class of 1941.
Gin attended and graduated from Texas A & I, in Kingsville. Gin had fond memories of A & I, and had many long and
wonderful friendships with fellow classmates.
After college, Gin returned to the Valley where she met the love of her life, Verne Offerman.
Gin and Verne were married on June 12, 1948, settled in McAllen, and thereafter raised two children, a daughter, Dale, and a
In August, 1964, Gin and Verne, established and published, "The Town Crier", a weekly newspaper that still exists today.
She was well known as the first author of the "I See You" column.
Gin loved living in Texas, and particularly loved living in the Rio GrandeValley. Church also played an important part in Gin's
life, and as such, she and her husband were faithful members of First Presbyterian Church McAllen for more than 50 years.
Gin is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Verne; and by her son, Bill. She is survived by her daughter, Dale
Offerman Miller, of McAllen; and by three grandchildren, Delbert (Bert) Verne Miller, Jr., Ian Thomas Offerman, and
Cassandra Jean Offerman.
The family wishes to thank the many loyal caregivers who assisted Gin these past several years.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Roselawn Memorial Chapel. The Reverend Jesse
Gonzalez will be officiating.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Gin's memory to the First Presbyterian Church McAllen (PO
BOX 1029, McAllen, Texas 78505), Su Casa De Esperanza (P.O. Box 1333, Pharr, Texas 78577), or to a charity of your
Mrs. Karen Joanna Chauvin of McAllen, Texas, age 74, passed away July 28, 2015 at Comfort House.Karen was a loving
wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to do volunteer work and always put others ahead of herself. She was a life
long member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
Proceeded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kremer, she is survived by her husband, Larry Chauvin, her children,
Lorrain (Robert) Adams of Spring Hill, TN, Julie Chauvin of Austin, TX, Andy Chauvin of San Antonio, TX, Robert Chauvin of
McAllen, TX, and Gary (Addie) Chauvin of Austin, TX; four grandsons and four granddaughters; several brothers-in-laws
and sisters-in-laws; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be as follows:
Rosary at 8:00 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Funeral Mass at 9:00 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Burial at Roselawn Cemetery at 10:00 am
In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to Comfort House at 617 Dallas Ave., McAllen, TX, 78501, RGV Low Cost
Spay/Neuter Clinic, 2257 Pecan Blvd., McAllen, TX, 78501 and/or Palm Valley Animal Center, 2501 W. Trenton Rd., Edinburg,