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TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008

LAREDO MORNING TIMES | 11A

OBITUARIES | Continued from Page 10A

GLORIA IMELDA ESCALANTE

10:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2008, departing from the HernandezLopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. at San Bernardo Ave. Holy Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. at Mother Cabrini Catholic Church. Committal service and interment followed in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Emigdio Escalante Jr., Jorge Escalante, Juan Jose Escalante, Manuel Escalante, Alvino Ortiz, Carlos Mercado, Rodolfo Mercado, Juan Carlos Mercado and Emigdio Escalante III. Gloria Imelda Escalante, 56, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in San Antonio. Funeral services were held at

FRANCISCO JAVIER MONTEMAYOR SR., LT. COL., U.S. ARMY RET.

risprudence from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law. In 1968, he earned a commission as lieutenant in the United States Army, proudly serving his country during the Vietnam conflict, later retiring in 1993 at the rank of lieutenant colonel. Javier's life and career was dedicated to public service. During the 1970s Javier served as an educator with the Laredo Independent School District, directing R.O.T.C. drill teams for both Martin and Nixon high schools, securing the first-ever national championship recognition in drill team competition for Laredo. He later served as a counselor with the Veteran's Affairs Office at the former Laredo Junior College, counseling and advising local veterans seeking higher educational opportunities. In 1982, Javier earned his law degree and became a licensed attorney. He served as an assistant district attorney for Webb and Zapata Counties, as well as an associate Municipal Court judge for the City of Laredo. In 1986, through an appointment of the Webb County Commissioner's Court, Javier was charged with the creation and establishment of the first office of Webb County Public Defender. Under his guidance and direction, the Public Defender's Office grew into the successful office it is today. Javier served as its director until his retirement in 2005. At the time of his passing, Javier was engaged in the private practice of law. During his life, Javier contributed to many local civic organizations, including the American Legion, LULAC, WBCA, Laredo-Webb County Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyer's Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association. He was an avid hunter and horseman; he enjoyed the ranch. Aside from his career and accomplishments, Javier recognized his true blessing and success was the love of his family and the everlasting true friendships he developed with so many throughout his life. Javier believed that at the end of the day, it was not about how much money you earned, but how much of a difference you made in someone's life. Javier was preceded in death by his parents Adrian Montemayor and Delfina R. Montemayor and his brother, Adrian Montemayor Jr. He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Catalina Montemayor; sons Javier Jr., Tony (Laura), and Marco (Tracy); grandchildren Jennifer, Valerie, Tony Jr., Mia, Alexandra, and Marco II; brothers and sisters Delia Ayala, Alfredo Montemayor, Magdalena Gunnoe, and Josie (J.J.) Perez, numerous nephews and nieces and brothers-in-law Joe (Olga) Martinez and Frank Miller. A vigil service of the deceased will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at 7 p.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at 8:45 a.m. from Hillside Funeral Home to St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at the Veteran's Section of the Laredo City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Rd.

ELOY SAUCEDA

Jesus Christ Our Lord called Javier home into service Friday, July 4, 2008. He was 63 years old and he peacefully passed away surrounded by his family. He will be deeply missed by his family and the many lives he touched. His smile, charisma and personality lit up a room, as did his gifted voice in his songs. Javier was born and reared in Laredo, working his way from humble beginnings, attending Laredo public schools. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from the former Texas A&I University in Kingsville, a masters of arts from the former Laredo State University and a doctorate of ju-

ESPERANZA GUTIERREZ PEÑA

Eloy Sauceda, 59, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008, in San Antonio. Funeral services were held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2008, departing from the HernandezLopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. at San Bernardo Ave. Holy Mass was celebrated at 9 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church. Committal service and interment followed in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Benjamin Alva, Ceveriano "Chano" Flores Jr., Patrick Sauceda, Manuel A. Saenz, James Evereh Sauceda and Tommy Martinez Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Ramon Salazar, Ricardo Diaz de Leon, Eloy Sauceda III, and Victor Sauceda III, and all of his cousins from the Sauceda, Medina, Lizcano and Cruz families. 2006; parents, Adolfo and Maria de los Angeles Gutierrez; brothers, Adolfo Gutierrez, Hugo Gutierrez, Jose A. "Pepe" (Tanan) Gutierrez and Oscar (Coca) Gutierrez and sisters Manuela "Mela J" Gutierrez Serna and Emma Odilia Gutierrez and by sister-in-law Ofelia Gutierrez and brotherin-law Pablo Serna. She is also survived and will be terribly missed by her daughter, Elena A. Peña and son Javier and his wife Gracie; grandchildren Javier Tulio Peña and Selina Peña; brothers, Feliciano S. (Amparo Dec'd) Gutierrez, Hector (Martha) Gutierrez, and Arnoldo (Graciela Dec'd.) Gutierrez; and sister, Rosa Maria (Phillip Dec'd) Gutierrez-Smith; sister-in-law Belia Gutierrez. Also surviving her are nephews and nieces and numerous other relatives who will remember Espi for her joyful laugh and well-lived life, and all will keep her love alive in their hearts. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2008, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a Vigil of the Deceased will be held at 7 p.m. in the Hernandez, Lopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, departing from the funeral home chapel. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Veteran's Section of the Laredo City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Hernandez, Lopez and Sons Funeral Chapels, 800 Boston St. at San Bernardo Ave.

MARIA `ANITA' TORRES

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. from Hillside Funeral Home Chapel to San Martin De Porres Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carlos Torres Jr., Roberto Torres, Eddie Jaramillo, Valentin Cuellar, Peter Malacara and Victor Eguia. Honorary pallbearers will be Father Morgan Rowesome, Deacon Leonel & Irma San Miguel, Mr. & Mrs. Ernie Jaramillo Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Jose Palacio, Mr. & Mrs. Mario Mendiola, Mrs. Linda Treviño, Mr. & Mrs. Reynaldo Garza, Enrique Torres & Irma Flores, Mr. & Mrs. Hector Torres Sr., Ms. Ana Ortiz, Dr. Julio Madrigal, Mr. & Mrs. Jacinto Malacara, Mrs. Gloria Herrera, Miss Leonor Vargas and Mr. Alberto Campos. Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Road, Laredo.

On Tuesday, July 6, 2008, Esperanza Gutierrez Peña died peacefully at home at the age of 84. Possessed with a beautiful and giving nature, Espi, as she was affectionately known, worked for Sears for 24 years before retiring as catalog manager. She volunteered for beloved causes, such as the MHMR clinic and the VFW Auxiliary.

Espi loved her home and enjoyed tending to her garden. Her family was her pride and joy, and while she was able, she enjoyed keeping in touch with, visiting, and bringing together all of her loved ones. Esperanza was met in heaven by those family members who preceded her in death, including her husband Hector A. Peña who passed away March 1,

EDGAR E. GARCIA

Sacrament Catholic Church for a holy Mass at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at the family plot in the Laredo City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Erik Gonzalez, Edwin Gonzalez, Alejandro Gonzalez, Benancio Garcia, Pablo Garcia, Santiago Garcia, Gabriel Garcia and Juan Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be Felipe Hernandez, Agustin Mireles, Florencio Calderon and Manuel Buitron. The family encourages you to sign the guest book online at www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez.

MORE CUTS | Continued from Page 1A

"If conditions persist or deteriorate, then we'll continue to take aggressive actions," she said Monday. GM's stock price tumbled to its previous 53-year low of $9.96 on Wednesday after Merrill Lynch analyst John Murphy wrote in a note to investors that a GM bankruptcy "is not impossible if the market continues to deteriorate and significant incremental capital is not raised." The next day, JPMorgan analyst Himanshu Patel called the bankruptcy fears overblown but predicted GM will burn through $18 billion in 2008 and 2009 as it struggles with depressed U.S. sales. GM has $24 billion in cash and $4.6 billion in credit on hand, he said, so it doesn't need to raise more money immediately. But he predicted the automaker will try to raise another $10 billion in the third quarter of this year by mortgaging trademarks, international operations and other assets. Critics have said GM still has too much fat in its middle management, despite cutting whitecollar employment to 32,000 last year from 44,000 in 2000. They also say the engineering, manufacturing and marketing costs are too high for it to keep all eight of its brands. Over the years, analysts have suggested cutting or selling the Buick, Saab or Saturn brands, perhaps jettisoning them like GM did with Oldsmobile in 2004. Chevrolet and Cadillac remain the company's strongest sellers. Buick sales are down 21 percent so far this year, while Saab is down 29 percent and Saturn sales are off nearly 19 percent. Saab, the Swedish automaker, sold only 12,068 vehicles during the first half of 2008. Saturn sales have declined nearly 19 percent for the year even though its model lineup has been completely revamped.

Mrs. Maria "Anita" Torres, 68, was called by the Lord to her heavenly home Wednesday, July 2, 2008, with her family by her side. The family would like to give their gratitude to Dr. Adonis Zuñiga-Goldwater, Dr. Jaime Sued, Dr. Cesar Tula, Dr. Carlos Cigarroa, Dr. Huff and Dr. Simmons of San Antonio, as well as the employees of Laredo Medical Center who treated "Anita" with the utmost kindness and respect. A rosary was recited Monday, July 7, 2008, at 7 p.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m.

ALEJANDRA C. LOPEZ

away Saturday, July 5, 2008. Visitation and Vigil of the Deceased were held Monday, July 7, 2008, in the Hernandez-Lopez and Sons Northside Chapels, 800 Boston St. at San Bernardo Ave. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008, departing from the funeral home chapel. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Edgar E. Garcia joined our Lord in Heaven on Saturday, July 5, 2008, at the age of 28. Visitation was held Monday, July 7, 2008, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels. A rosary was held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at 8:40 a.m. from Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels to Blessed

Women's advocate dies

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Alejandra C. Lopez, 82, passed

ANTONIO CARRILLO

Deceased were held Monday, July 7, 2008, in the Hernandez-Lopez and Sons Southside Chapels, Loop 20 and Zapata Highway. Funeral services will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008, departing from the funeral home chapel. Holy mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Rita de Casia Catholic Church in Rio Bravo. Interment will follow in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Antonio Carrillo, 77, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008. Visitation and a Vigil of the

NEW ORLEANS -- Janet Mary Riley, a Loyola University law professor who helped make Louisiana women equal partners in their marriages, has died. She was 92. Riley died Saturday at the Chateau de Notre Dame nursing home in New Orleans, a nursing home employee said. Riley, who lived in New Orleans all her life, was the first female professor on Loyola's law faculty. Sixteen of the 60 current faculty members are women. Until the 1970s, Louisiana's community property law made the husband "head and master of the community," giving him total control of his wife's assets. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1971 that the U.S. Constitution bans certain types of sex-based discrimination, the Louisiana State Law Institute.

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