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Rosemarie Gonzalez Ybarra
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Rosemarie Gonzalez Ybarra, aged 62, a beloved mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed into her eternal life in heaven on June 19, 2023, in Bryan/College Station, Texas. She was born on April 4, 1961, to Baldomero C. Gonzalez and Estefana Bustos Barrera in Sanderson, Texas. Rosemarie is survived by her children, Rolando (Krystal) Ybarra Jr., Michael (Lindsey) Ybarra, and David Duvane Ybarra, fourteen beloved grandchildren, brothers, Baldomero Jr., Tony, John Gonzalez, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is being welcomed by our Heavenly Father into heaven, and reunited with her parents, granddaughter, Angel Rose, brother, Valentin B. Gonzalez, and her husband Rolando Ybarra Sr. Rosemarie married the love of her life, Rolando Sr., on August 25, 1978, in Fort Stockton, Texas, where they lived for 8 years. In 1992, they settled in Hearne, Texas to raise their family and shared a joyful marriage of laughter and joking. Rosemarie was a proud and loving mother to her “Incredible Three” sons, who she continued to encourage to strive for their best and to always set high expectations for greatness in their lives. She continuously prayed over them daily and shared her faith with all as often as possible. Her interests in careers were always encompassed with helping people in legal and municipal endeavors. She spent years of her career as a case manager, beginning this journey at Daniel Stark Law Firm in Bryan, Texas, and then moving to Chad Jones Law Firm in College Station, Texas to sharpen her skills. She enjoyed working with clients and sharing laughs and conversations with those that she worked with. To Rosemarie, clients and coworkers were quick to become family in her heart.

Francisco James

Francisco James, 42, of Hearne, Texas, went to be with the Lord with his loving mother by his side on Saturday, July 1st, 2023 at 3:00 AM. Francisco was born on June 7, 1981 to Ramona James and Francisco “Frank” Perez and he was given the nickname “Kiki” because of how little he was. Kiki was a graduate of Hearne High School, the class of 2000 and went on to work at Luby’s in Bryan for a year. Soon after, Kiki decided he wanted to pursue his dreams of practicing karate and be like Chuck Noris, his dream was to be a black belt. In his spare time, he loved reading the Bible and taking car rides with his mom and turning the radio up as loud as he could. His other hobbies included writing and art and he enjoyed laying on the couch watching TV. Kiki will be remembered as being a kid at heart, and always loving and caring. He was always just “Kiki.” He is survived by his parents, Ramona James & Francisco Perez, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles and numerous cousins… all that loved him very much.

Robert Wayne Boggan

Robert Wayne Boggan, 72, of Hearne, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 11, 2023, after a brief battle with Leukemia. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2023, from 5-7 PM at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 16, 2023, at Memorial Funeral Home. Bobby was born on June 26, 1950, in Rockdale, Texas, to Vester and Carrie Boggan. He graduated from Hearne High School in 1968. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1968 and served in Vietnam in Okinawa, Japan. After returning home to Hearne, Bobby met the love of his life, Mary Velasquez, and they married on June 16, 1973. Bobby and Mary started their family soon after and raised their 3 sons: Sam, Brian, and Ty in Hearne. Bobby was an active member of his community and spent most of his free time coaching Little League and soccer, and traveling all over watching his boys participate in the sports they loved. After working for 28 years, Bobby retired from GATX in Hearne. Retirement was short lived, and Bobby decided to return to work. Over the years he worked at the Texas A&M Library, the U.S. Census, and the U.S. Postal Service. Bobby retired a second time from the U.S. Postal Service in 2013. From that point on, his days were spent playing golf with friends at the Hearne Municipal Golf Course and spending time with his grandchildren. Up until a few weeks before his passing, Bobby could be found at the baseball field watching his grandson play the sport he loves. Bobby was an active member of the Hearne VFW where he was Commander. Being a resident of Hearne for his entire life, he was well known and loved in his community. “Bobcat” was a regular at Amigos where you could always find him early in the mornings eating a bowl of menudo and enjoying a cup of coffee. He loved all things Texas Aggies, Dallas Cowboys, and Houston Astros, and he was a huge supporter of the Hearne Eagles. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vester, and Carrie Boggan, his nephew, Scott Boggan. Bobby is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Mary Velasquez Boggan of Hearne; his three sons and their families: Sam Boggan of Houston; Brian Boggan and wife, Alison, of College Station; Ty Boggan and wife, Amanda, of Hearne; 3 Grandchildren: Lauren Boggan and Jacob Boggan of College Station, and Cash Boggan of Hearne; 2 brothers: Joe Boggan and wife, JoAnn, of Hearne; Charles Boggan, and wife, Diane, of Brenham; One sister: Vicki Boggan Locke, and husband Monte, of Cameron; and many brothers and sisters in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that he loved dearly.

David Hild

On the morning of June 9th David Hild had passed away. He was a hard worker, involved in the construction industry, he was a big part of St Joseph’s several remodeling jobs for many years, and had worked on the building of George Bush Library. Survivors include 2 brothers in Iowa, and a widowed wife, Ardith Hild, of 49 years, as well as 2 beloved daughters, Clara Chaplin of DesMoines, Iowa and Karen Servantez of Spearman, Texas. Several nieces and nephews still remain, and 5 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. His celebration of life will be help at 101 North Alamo Street, Hearne, TX on June 19, at 1:00 PM.

Raymond (Yogi) Knapik

Raymond (Yogi) Knapik 80 of Hearne, Texas went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Bryan, Texas. He was born on January 12, 1943 to Frank & Christine (Snider) Knapik. Raymond married Linda Willard July 21, 1987, and they resided in Hearne, Texas. Raymond grew up on a farm in Falls County and worked as a farmer/rancher for many years. He owned and operated a cattle ranch, baled hay and other crops. In 1963 he went to work at Alcoa Aluminum in Rockdale, Texas and retired in 2006 after 43 years. After the death of his wife Linda in 2007, Raymond went to work part-time for Rail Crew Express/PTI as a van driver for the Union Pacific Railroad train crews. He enjoyed that job until the day of his passing and was actually at the depot when he became ill and was transported to St. Joseph Hospital where he later passed away of a cardiac arrest. Raymond’s passion was work, when he worked at Alcoa, he would spend hours at the farm after getting home, fixing fence, baling hay, or taking care of his cattle. He would always say he worked (8) days a week, and very seldom took a vacation. Raymond married the love of his life Linda Willard on March 31, 1987, in Bryan, Texas. Although Raymond had no children of his own, he loved his stepchildren unconditionally Tammy Turner and Tracy Morgan. He also had 5 grandchildren that he adored and spoiled during their younger years. Anybody that knew Raymond knew he was always willing to lend a helping hand with whatever you needed. He absolutely loved playing the Texas Lottery scratch off game. He was known by all who knew him as the King of the Scratch off Lottery tickets. He enjoyed time at the local VFW in Hearne where he played dominoes with his friends. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Christine Knapik, his wife Linda, his niece Lori Knapik Rummel, and Jean Knapik sister-in-law. He is survived by: Daughters Tammy Turner and husband David of Gause Tracy Morgan and husband Mark of Hearne 5 Grandchildren Erick, Chad & Austin Turner, Stephen & Maryssa Morgan 9 Great Grandchildren Sister Cathy Knapik Penick of Bremond Brother Al (Winky) Knapik of Bremond Nieces Rachel Windham, Alisha Treece & Debbie Pizzini Nephews Michael Knapik & Jeffrey Knapik And numerous other relatives and friends There will be a Celebration of Life on Friday, April 28, 2023, at Bremond Memorial Funeral Home at 7:00 pm with Pastor Lynn Kemp officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm.

Mr. John Earl Smith, 67 (Born February 9, 1956) passed away at his home in Hearne, TX on June 5, 2023. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 9, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 PM at All Families Mortuary 109 North Alamo Street Hearne, TX 77859. Funeral will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Old Elam Missionary Baptist Church 1202 West 2nd Street Hearne, TX 77859. Burial will follow at Greater Riverside Cemetery in Hearne, TX.

John Earl Smith
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