Obituaries

Thu
07
May

Hunter Janek

Hunter Janek

May 10, 1999 - May 3, 2015
   Hunter Samuel Robert Janek, 15, of Matagorda, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015. 
   He was born on May 10, 1999, in Lake Jackson, Texas, to Charles and Lorin Haefs Janek. Hunter was raised in Needville, Texas and attended Needville Elementary, Middle School, Junior High and High School before moving to Matagorda. 
   He was a freshman at Van Vleck High School where he was an Ag student and a member of FFA.
   Hunter had been a member of the Matagorda community for the past two years where he never met a stranger. 
   He was loved by his family and many friends. 
   Hunter loved hunting with his Papa Bob and Papa Kutty and his father Charlie. 
   He scored his first deer with Papa Bob at Jones Creek when he was only six years old. 
   He loved fishing and working on his truck with his Papa Mark.
Thu
30
Apr

Alyne Raymond Cox

   March 7, 1916
– April 25, 2015
   Alyne Raymond Cox passed away in Bay City on April 25 at the age of 99.  
   She was preceded in death by: her parents, George and Amanda Yeamans Raymond; her brothers, Jack and Thomas Raymond; and her husband, Deward Cox.
   Alyne was born on March 7, 1916, in Matagorda, Texas.   
   She grew up in Matagorda, Old Gulf and New Gulf.  
   She graduated from Boling High School.  
   She raised her family in Bay City and, after the death of her husband, she moved her house to Matagorda.    
   She was a world traveler, artist and member of many local organizations.
   She is survived by: her daughter, Judy of Pearland; and son, Raymond (Julie) of Matagorda.    
Thu
23
Apr

Rita Fraley Rawlings

Rita Rawlings

   November 2, 1957 – April 18, 2015
   Rita Lee Rawlings (née Fraley) passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 18 at her home in Matagorda, Texas, surrounded by her loving family. 
   Rita lived a life of faith, love, compassion, generosity and community service. 
   She is survived by: her loving husband of 17 years, John Rawlings; father, Robert Fraley; stepmother, Joyce Fraley; sisters, Bobbi Isbell and Debbie Fraley; daughters, Brittany (Nicolas) Acosta and Kellye Koonce; grandchildren, Lucas and Luisa Acosta; stepchildren, John Rawlings, Jr., Steven Rawlings and Angela (Greg) Baker; along with numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.  
   Rita is preceded in death by her mother, 
   Born on November 2, 1957, in Columbus, Ohio, to Robert and Louise Fraley, she grew up in a loving family with her sisters, Bobbi and Debbie 
Thu
16
Apr

Neva Bunch Stanley

   Neva Bunch Stanley was humming her favorite hymns when she moved from Bay City to live in Paradise, which she was looking forward to. 
   Neva was born to Caressa Walker Bunch and Luther Bunch on June 14, 1917 - their beloved only child. 
   Neva began working for Dow Chemical in 1942 and somewhat reluctantly retired in 1977 as she absolutely loved her career and the people she worked with and befriended over the years. 
   She enjoyed recounting her many interesting experiences at Dow. Neva married O.B. Stanley in 2001. 
   They were childhood best friends and reconnected after O.B.’s wife died. 
   They enjoyed each other’s company very much and their few years together were some of their best. 
   Neva’s survivors include a few distant cousins, her mother’s namesake - Caressa Speckman Inman, O.B.’s family and a host of dear and close friends whom she greatly loved. 

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