On Friday November 24,2017, Hector Prieto Martinez, age 60, of Austin TX, passed away surrounded by his family and loved ones after a brief bout with cancer. Hector was born July 10, 1957 to the late Jesus Prieto and his mother Sara Martinez. On December 4, 1981 he was married to the love of his life Maricela in Austin. He contributed to the hispanic community of Austin through his love of baseball. He coached younger generations of little league baseball players through countless seasons of the game he loved so much and was also part of one of the first hispanic baseball leagues in Austin. He had a great love for God, his family, his favorite baseball team the Atlanta Braves, and the numerous lifelong friends he was blessed to have. He is survived by his wife Maricela Prieto, his children Hector Prieto Jr, Emmanuel Prieto, Marilyn Prieto-Mejia, Uriel Prieto, and many grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A wake is to be held at Angel Funeral Home on Friday December 1, 2017 at 5:00pm with Rosary at 7:00pm for those who… Read complete obituary here.
Virginia, portrayed herself as a 7’4” in in heart, in real life she lived every foot and inch. Small in status, but big and heart. Her love was her husband, Pablo Mata, her son, Pablo Antonio Mata. Her biggest jewels, her grandchildren, Pablo Antonio Mata, Jr., John Michael Rangel (known to her as El Gordo), and recently newborn David Alexander Mata. Virginia will be joining her grandparents, mother, father, sister, brother, and nephew in heaven. Her family will miss her dearly. She is also survived by her Brothers and their spouses, Joe Albert Resas and Amy, José M. Velasquez and Yolanda, Valentin Velasquez and Gigi, David Velasquez and Rosie, sisters, Delfina Prisock, Mary Velasquez Garcia and Roger, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Charis Elisabeth Guzman was born on July 20, 1978, in Longview, Texas and passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2017 also in Longview. She attended elementary school in Longview and later moved to Austin, Texas where she attended middle and high school graduating from Crockett High School. She also attended Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas before starting a successful career in the banking industry. Her most recent and last place of employment before her death, was with Bank of America where she held several important positions, including Underwriter III, Senior Underwriter, and National Accounts Production Manager. In these positions she developed extensive expertise in her field and was readily recognized for her accomplishments and productivity. In addition to her work, Charis was enthusiastically involved in fund raising for cancer research and other worthy endeavors. She no doubt was good at and enjoyed her job, but had always aspired to become a medical doctor, for which she had all the necessary attributes and intelligence to accomplish had she been given the opportunity. Although her career and work accomplishments were impressive, Charis considered her marriage to Samuel Leon Guzman her beloved husband of 17 years and their sons Samuel Leon… Read complete obituary here.
Patricia Jean Amidon, 69, died of natural causes on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Buda, Texas. She was born on January 11, 1948, in Austin, Texas to Grace Meredith. June 27, 1964, she married Clyde Amidon. They tried for years to have a child and while she patiently waited, she was an incredible aunt to her nieces and nephews. The day she had dreamed of, finally came after 10 years and together she and Clyde raised their son Michael and their twins, Jennifer and Jeffrey. Although, Pat worked outside of the home, mother was the job title she cherished the most. Her promotion to Maw Maw was by far the most pleasing role of her lifetime. She knew how important it was to be a constant presence in her children’s life, so she made her home open and welcoming to all the neighborhood friends. The house always smelled of home cooked meals and there was always plenty for whomever happened to still be hanging out a dinner time. I know for a fact, many stayed a little later than they should have, because they smelled the aroma coming from the kitchen. There were no twisted arms when she insisted they… Read complete obituary here.