Obituaries

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Manuel G. Moreno Sr.

Manuel G. Moreno Sr. went to be with the Lord October 4, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born May 27, 1950 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Alfonso G. Moreno and Tomasa Vasquez Moreno. He was a lifelong resident of Aransas Pass and graduated from Aransas Pass High School. He was a Gulf Shrimper for 28 years. He was Captain for Yeamans Trawlers for several of those years. Following his Shrimping career he began working for Kiewit Offshore Services as a Forklift Operator. He worked there for 18 years until retiring March of this year. Known to be the first one to arrive at work and having a strong work ethic, affectionately nicknamed, “Old Dawg” by his co-workers. Manuel was a devout Christian his entire life and was a member of BT Church Alice. He loved attending services, especially when all of his family could be with him. When asked what he wanted for Father’s Day, his reply was “the entire family to attend church together”. He will be remembered by all as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Pastimes included attending sporting events for his children, 17 grandchildren and watching the Dallas Cowboys.

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William “Willie” R. Vaden

I am deeply saddened to share the news that today, former Ingleside Mayor William “Willie” R. Vaden passed away. Willie was a well-known public figure in the Coastal Bend, and I have come to know Willie as a wonderful friend and have developed a great respect for his accomplishments.

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Howard Williams

Howard Earl Williams entered the gates of Heaven on Sunday, September 27, 2020 after a three-year battle with leukemia. He was born on May 12, 1942 to Howard & Bernice Williams. Howard was a devout Catholic and loved her Catholic Church. He graduated valedictorian from Aransas Pass High School in 1960 and Suma Cum Laude from A&I University in Kingsville. He was an accountant and the youngest person at that time to earn a CPA. Up until his death, he worked for Esenjay Petroleum in the oil and gas industry. His 38 years with Esenjay were the best years of his career. He loved all of the “other” adventures Michael Johnson got him into. He and his wife Elizabeth fulfilled a life long dream to visit the Holy Land, Isreal. It would be the last of many trips they took together.

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Selda Garcia

Selda Mae Garcia, 80, went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2020. Selda was born on February, 15, 1940 to parents, Bill and Jessie Bishop in Ada, OK.

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Rene Lee

On September 1, 2020 after fighting a month long battle with COVID-19 our beloved youngest brother Rene Lee passed from this life to his eternal home with his Lord and Savior.

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