Edwin “Eddie” William Hutzler, 84, was born at home on the Hutzler Farm at midnight on the 12th with a birth date noted as November 13,1938 born to Albert and Katie (Schneider) Hutzler of Devine. He was peacefully called home to his Lord on Sunday, October 22, 2023. He lived a long full life, a rugged one, but loved every minute of it. Up until he had to go to a nursing home to retire and heal he was cruising the streets of Devine on night watchman patrol in his wheelchair scooter which he treated like a four wheeler, but luckily buddy Joe could fix anything. God and the Angels kept watch over him, and everyone driving through town, as he motored the streets day and night with several close calls. The first visitation will be held on Monday October 30th from 2-5:30 pm at Primrose.
(07/09/1951 – 10/09/2023)
Evelyn Byrd, “Miss Byrdie” a beloved wife, mother, and friend, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Born on July 9, 1951, in Poteet, TX, Evelyn lived a life full of love, joy, and cherished moments. Her warm spirit and kind heart will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Evelyn is joined in heaven by her son, Keith, her parents, her sister and countless friends and family members. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard Byrd, her daughter, Tammy Williams and her husband Rickey, grandsons Nick and his wife, Sara and their children, Walker, Kip and Heidi, Blake and his wife, Erin and her youngest grandson, Greyson. The titles of Little Granny, Aunt Byrdie and Miss Byrdie were her greatest joys.
Maximiliano B. Cordova (89) passed away in San Antonio, Tx on September 30, 2023. He was born on October 12, 1933 to Natividad & Maria Nieves Cordova.
Margie Lucille Williamson found eternal rest on September 24, 2023. Margie was born to Nobel and Helen Banks in Hondo, TX on September 12, 1949.
Gilbert A. “Pete” Clawson age 88 of Devine, Texas went to be with the Lord on October 9, 2023. He was born in Austin, Texas and made his life in Devine where he was a Master Carpenter and for many years and owned his own construction company. He has worked on many of the buildings and homes in the Devine and surrounding areas. He also loved to hunt and fish and taught his daughters to as well.
January 26, 1983 ~ October 9, 2015
You never said I’m leaving,
You never said Goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why,
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still,
In our hearts we hold a place
That only you can fill
It broke our heart to lose you
But you did not go alone, a part
of us went with you the day
God called you home.
Your Loving Parents and Family.
Lance Wayne Smyth was born December 3rd, 1975, in Uvalde, Texas, and passed away on September 18, 2023 in Zavala County at the age of 47.
He was raised in Dilley, Texas, and graduated from high school there, but he spent much of his life in Uvalde. In line with family tradition and following in his father’s footsteps, Lance worked most his life as a Land Surveyor.
He married Jaclyn Hall in 2000 and later that year his only child was born, Trevor Smyth, who became more than just a son, but a best friend and confidant.
Growing up from a young boy, into becoming an adult and parent, Lance did not always follow the rules of life. This made his path difficult at times but all the more beautiful and unique.
Lance lived a life that could be characterized as both humble and extraordinary. You could find him in the field Surveying, exploring the beaches with family, navigating rivers and waterways with friends, or spinning tales with a fellow traveler on the back roads. He was a guaranteed good time.
One remarkable trait was Lance’s repertoire of practical knowledge. A reliable guide on any topic; from mechanics, plants, and animals, to the concerns of the soul, scripture, and the nature of man, Lance’s depth knew no bounds.
Though on Earth his death seems untimely, Lance’s unwavering faith and his profound relationship with God, gives solace that his eternal life is in good hands.
It is a comfort that Lance will be joining his beloved father, whom he held dear in life, D.G. Smyth of Uvalde. Also preceding him in death was his step-father, Kevin Dunn of Dilley.
His memory will be cherished by those who survive him; his son, Trevor Smyth of Boston, his mother, Marilyn Dunn of Dilley, his brother, Tres Smyth of Dilley, his sisters; Shari Caton of Wimberley, Julie Miller of Austin, Shannon Brotherton of San Marcos; and also Trevor’s mother, Jaclyn Smyth of Devine, as well as numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Uvalde on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 10:00 A.M.
Tye Preston age 68 lost his long battle of cancer on August 4, 2023. Tye was born in Kerrville, TX to parents Ray Lee Preston and Muriel Paschall.
Tye is survived by his wife of 36 years Toni Preston and two sons Lane Walker (Ali Walker) and Logan Preston. Two grandsons Tristan and Mason Walker and one granddaughter Adalyn Walker. He is also survived by one sister Sandra Spencer (Bruce Spencer), as well as several nieces and a nephew.
Tye worked construction for many years after serving in the Army. In later years he was in facility management.
Tye enjoyed gardening vegetables and flowers, and watching wildlife from back porch, feer, fox, and birds.
A private ceremony will be held for family at a later date.
Timothy James Haass, Sr. passed away at home Friday morning, September 22, 2023. He was born in Hondo, Texas on October 1, 1959 to Louis, Sr. and Annie Haass. He attended Devine schools and graduated from Devine HS in 1978. He excelled in all sports, including football, basketball and track.
After graduating he was employed by Texas Department of Transportation where he remained until retirement 34 years later. He married Melba Thomas on January 31, 1981. Together they had two children, Timothy James, Jr. and Sarah Amber. He enjoyed spending time with his family and playing softball with many of his close friends as part of the Scorpions Team.
His favorite enjoyment was playing and treating his grandchildren. He spent many hours pushing his grandkids on a swing, picnicking, and going for long walks.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Melba; son Tim Jr., sister Maryln (Bobby); brothers Louis (Trisha), Dennis (Bertha), Wayne (Barbara); sisters-in-law Genevieve Forsch (Kent), Susie Penn (Alan), grandchildren and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents Louis and Annie Haass, daughter Sarah Amber, mother and father-in-law John and Barbara Thomas, and brother-in-law John Thomas, Jr. Visitation will be at Primrose Funeral Chapel, Devine from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 5, 2023, followed by a celebration of life starting at 11:00 a.m.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences, share memories, or sign the online guestbook may do at www.primrosefuneralservices.com
Raymond Jaramillo went home to be with our Lord and Savior on September 26, 2023. Raymond was born on Feb 19, 1951, to Francisco and Angelita Jaramillo. He was a twin and the youngest of 9 children. He grew up farming in Devine, TX, where he gained his love and passion for farming. Raymond attended school in Devine where he graduated in 1971. After High School he attended Texas College of Arts and Industries in Kingsville, TX. Raymond returned to Devine to tend his family’s farm. It was during this time that he met Diane and they were married on December 29, 1973. Born to this marriage were two adoring children, Michael and Amanda, who cared for their father until the end.
In 1986, Raymond graduated from the 40th class of the Texas Game Warden Academy. In 1987, he was stationed in Rockport, TX. During this post Raymond and his family made many lasting friendships and had many amazing adventures. While stationed in Rockport, he went back to school at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. In 1994, Raymond transferred to Menard, TX where he and Diane bought a little farm for him to tend on the side. While in Menard, he put on numerous hunting programs for youth and volunteered at the Boy Scout Camp in the summers. Raymond retired from being a Game Warden in February of 2008. He remained on the farm as long as he could doing what he loved most and spending time with his grandchildren.
Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, Fransico and Angelita Jaramillo and his brother, Frank Jaramillo.
He is survived by Diane Jaramillo of Mason, TX, children Michael (wife Deana) Jaramillo of Sterling City and Amanda (husband Sam) Goodson of May, TX, his pride and joy grandchildren Lane, Haylee, and Paylin. He is survived by his siblings Jerry, Arnold, and Arturo Jaramillo, Elisa Salinas, Susie Dandridge, Alma Sepulveda, and his twin, Lupe Jaramillo. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends.
Services were held Monday, October 2, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at The Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Menard, TX. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Concho Health and Rehabilitation Center in Eden, TX, Camp Sol Mayer in Menard, TX, or charity of choice.