The Carnes Brothers offer a full and complete range of services along with the
highest quality of funeral products from all over the world. The fleet of vehicles are
always the latest models and the facilities are of the quality that you would find in
only the grandest of settings. With multiple chapels and visitation areas, there is
room for any size gathering, from the most intimate to the very largest.
The families served by Carnes Brothers are Galveston's most prestigious families.
They continue to rely on the distinguished and discreet service that can only come
from a firm that is accustomed to serving families of such stature.
The Carnes Brothers welcome all families from every faith and background. They stand
ready to assist your family with every detail and look forward to meeting your expectation
before you even ask.
We offer a full line of pre-arranged funeral products to pre-plan a lasting and memorable
tribute to your loved one. We have funeral insurance and accept all other plans that have
been purchased from other firms. Our plans are transferable anywhere in the US.
Jake Lara Rodriguez, Sr.
GALVESTON: Jake Lara Rodriguez, Sr. age 77 of Galveston passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. Funeral
Mass is 10:00am Monday, May 5, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock under the
direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 8:00pm
Sunday where a rosary will be recited at 6:30pm.
Jake was born August 8, 1936 in Galveston, Texas to Juan Rodriguez, Sr. and Isabel Lara Rodriguez. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
serving his country honorably. He was the longtime owner and operator of the famous El Jardin Restaurant in Galveston. Jake was a member
of the Woodmen of the World, LULAC Council 151, Sacred Heart Men’s Club, American Legion Post 20, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 880,
The Chamber of Commerce and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He loved watching Boxing, tinkering with stuff in his garage,
Barbecuing and socializing with his friends and customers at the restaurant. The love of his life was his grandchildren and great
grandchildren and he truly loved spending time with them. Jake never met a stranger. He would always help those in need. He will be greatly
missed by the people of Galveston who loved his food and friendship.
Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Isabel Rodriguez, Ofelia Martinez, Manuela and John Rodriguez; grandmother, Fransica Torres,
son, Peter B. Rodriguez; in laws, Manuel and Dolores Barrientos; survivors include his beloved wife of 53 years, Sofia B. Rodriguez; children,
Jake L. Rodriguez, Jr. (Tracy), Patricia Jusaino (Arnold); daughter in law, Tasia Rodriguez; grandchildren, Kacie Jannasch (Kevin), Arnold P.
Rodriguez (Esperanza –Hope), Stefanie L. Rodriguez, Marissa Jusaino; great grandchildren, Raquel, Samantha and Arnold, Jr.; sister, Janie
Rodriguez of League City, brothers, Joe Rodriguez (Maria) of Colorado Springs, John Rodriguez (Linda) of Clear Lake, Robert Rodriguez
(Angie) of Galveston, Richard Rodriguez of League City; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Jake Rodriguez, Jr., Arnold Rodriguez, Joe Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez, John Rodriguez, Jason Rodriguez, Anthony Ramos
and Arnold Jusaino. Honorary Pallbearers are Andrew Johnson, Joe Atterberry, Jaime Jaime, Miguel Aleman, Richard Garza, Richard
Gonzales, Robert Diaz and Roy Treijo.
The family would like thank the Galveston EMS Paramedics, the Dr.’s, Nurses and staff of UTMB, for their heroic efforts and kind and
compassionate care given to our loved one. We are truly grateful.
GALVESTON Sidney Burleson (Buck) Partain, Jr, age 89, of Galveston, TX, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 4, 2014.
Funeral Services are 11:00 am Friday, May 9, 2014, with visitation to begin at 10:00 am at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church in
Galveston, Reverend Bert Bagley and Reverend Charles Bagley officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster under
the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston.
Buck was a warm and caring person who loved life and lived it to the fullest. Buck was born November 21, 1924 to Sidney Burleson Partain,
Sr. and Minnie Ann Barner Partain of Childress, TX. Buck spent the early years of his life in Childress until moving to Baytown, before retiring to
Tiki Island, Texas.
He answered the call of his country during WWII by joining the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served as a gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bomber and was a gunnery instructor. He was very proud of his service to his beloved country.
Buck was well known and loved in the Galveston community. He was also called “Buckie” by his legion of friends. He was involved in many
civic and religious activities all aimed at making Galveston a better place to live and raise a family. He would often be seen around town
wearing his very special little red hat. It always brought smiles to the faces of his many friends and to strangers as well. He loved living on
Galveston Bay and fishing its waters. Several years after retiring from a successful automobile dealership he formed and operated A Better
Bail Bond Company. Buck loved making friends and he served as an inspiration to many. Buck was truly a great American!
Buck loved his Lord and Savior with his whole heart and soul. He and Yvonne greatly enjoyed their church, Moody Memorial First United
Methodist Church and loved all of its wonderful members. Buck and Yvonne made a point of greeting members and guests every Sunday with
warm smiles and kind and encouraging words.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Nadeline Yvonne Thompson Partain. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two
brothers, Ira Partain and Clarence (Mutt) Partain; two sisters, Edna Mae Partain Hackler (Howard), and Annette Partain Gay Baucum; a niece,
Julia Ann Partain Kerley; a nephew, Freddy Ray Hackler.
Survivors include nieces: Patsy Hackler Strickland Mullins (Wayne), Rome, GA; Kay Ellen Partain Bowers, Baytown, TX; Jo Ann Vaught Hackler,
Beaumont, TX. Other survivors include great nieces: Shana Michelle Strickland, Duluth, GA; Sheri Strickland Lax (Jeff), Hiram, GA; great
nephews: Beau Kerley (Delana), Amarillo, TX; Rock Anson Banks (Veann), Amarillo, TX; Freddy Ray Hackler, II (Reatha), Beaumont, TX;
Harold Gene Strickland, III, Houston, TX and numerous other great nieces and great nephews.
Pallbearers are Darrell A. Apffel, R.A. Apffel, Angel Lopez, Ray Davis, Beau Kerley, Wayne Strickland and Jimmy Rodriguez.
Family and friends would like to thank The Meridian Care of Galveston, A-Med Home Health and faithful 24 hour caregiver Dawn Aranza for
their kind and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Galveston Island Meals on Wheels, 2803 53rd St., Galveston, TX 77551 or to a
charity of choice.
Robert John ":Bob" Hutchinson
GALVESTON Robert John “Bob” Hutchinson age 98, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at UTMB Hospital. Funeral services are 11:00 am
Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church in Galveston.
Bob was born March 19, 1916, to Benjamin Ralph and Ida May Collins Hutchinson in Randalia, Iowa. He grew up in Minnesota and South
Dakota, graduated high school at Coleman, South Dakota, in 1935 and attended Dakota Wesleyan University. Bob graduated Dunwoodie
Institute in 1940 and became a certified engineer. During World War II he used his plant in Minneapolis to design and manufacture many
useful products for the military. He donated his patents to the war effort. Most of his manufacturing involved metals and plastics, such as steel
bridging, automotive body parts, steel fence posts, and Bailey bridges. He manufactured the first ballpoint pens on the market. Mr. Hutchinson
retired from manufacturing in 1970 and devoted much of his time and talent to his church. In 1980 he moved to Galveston and became very
active at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church. Many people benefited from his efforts in the Pioneer Club, the Men's Fellowship,
Seaside Festival's homemade pumpkin pies, and many mission efforts, including feeding the street people in Galveston and building a
church in Mexico. He was a lay speaker in the United Methodist Church and served on numerous committees, including Libbie's Place. At
home he helped rear five grandchildren. Bob was a member of Elks Lodge 126 for 31 years and was chaplain for 18 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, a baby sister, a step-daughter, and a granddaughter. He is survived by his wife Kitty,
two brothers (Warren and Earl), one sister (Thelma Oren), two children (Robert, Jr. and Suzi Palackas), a step-daughter (Susan Hughes), 13
grandchildren (Matthew Dillard, Mark Dillard, Emily Dillard, Richard Palackas, Kristin Burden, Stephanie Holtz, Robert Hutchinson Ill, Rev.
Bryan Hutchinson, Travis Dillard, Jacob Barclay, Kendal Hughes, Devin Hughes, and Faith Kimball), and 14 great-grandchildren (Kyle Holtz,
Helen Holtz, Jack Burden, Joseph Burden, Patrick Hutchinson, Peyton Hutchinson, Madison Hutchinson, Daemon Moreno, Khloe Hughes,
Hayleigh Hughes, Olivia Salley, Cash Barclay, Paisley Barclay, and Mercedes Maya.)
Joseph John Murphy
If you go to the Rosenberg Library and look up “Galvestonian” in the dictionary it is likely you will find pictures of Joe
A member of the Island’s Bertolino family, Joe was born in the Oleander Homes, raised on 42nd and Ave T ½, and lived
with sand between his toes on Bermuda Beach. His first job was waiting tables at the historic Gaido’s on the Seawall in the
late 1960’s. He watched the moon landing on a television in the restaurant’s kitchen. As a teenager, Joe used to sneak out
of the house to go to his second job bartending at Christy’s Beachcomber. He was an athlete at O’Connell High School, a
left- handed pitcher with a great pick-off throw to first base.
He was the first in his extended family to attend college. When Joe’s father George Murphy dropped him off at the
University of Texas, Joe was left with one suitcase and a $10 bill to get a haircut and a hamburger. After earning his
accounting degree, Joe received a full scholarship to enter one of the first classes at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and
earned his Master’s Degree. It was at UT, on the running track, where he harassed a young Dallasite named Coral Beach
into going on a date and, eventually, into becoming his wife of 37 years.
He attended Law School at the University of Houston and was proud to say he paid for his entire education himself.
Joe was a voracious reader and an even more voracious socialite. With friends from all walks of life, there wasn’t a
restaurant in town where he didn’t have a dozen hands to shake before sitting down to eat. Joe mentored many in the
Galveston business community and never shied away from giving out advice. Whether asked for or not, Joe Murphy knew
the solution to your problem.
He played volleyball all over the world but his favorite sand court was on the east end of Galveston. He was the winner of
the first Gulf Coast Volleyball Association tournament held in 1993 at Stewart Beach. At the GCVA’s 20th anniversary
tournament in 2013, a prize was to be given to the person who could name that first tournament’s winner. Joe was playing
that day, and of course knew the answer, but much to his chagrin, was disqualified from taking home the prize.
He was a father, a world traveler, a lover of wine, a poker player. He taught his nieces and nephews how to play but made
sure to always walk away with the pot. He owned an actual poetic license.
The family would like to especially thank the Gene Smith family, longtime friends Ed and Sheila Peters and Dr. Michael
Boyars for their lifetime of friendship and support.
Joe is survived by his wife Coral Beach; daughter Molly and son Matthew; sister Cathy and husband Bernie Curran, and
their children Raymond, Bryan and Jack; sister Liz and husband Billy McBride, and their daughter Allie; brother George,
Jr., and wife Sabrine and their children George, III, Grace and Kate.
Please join Joe’s family at the Roof Garden at 2214 Strand Avenue on Thursday, June 12 from 5pm-7pm for happy hour.
Stories will be shared at 6pm. Casual Galveston dress.
In keeping with Joe and Coral’s long-time support, memorials in Joe’s name may be made to the Galveston Island Humane
Society, 6814 Broadway Galveston, TX 77554
There are few with minds as colorful, but none who used it as well as Joe Murphy.
GALVESTON: Hortencia Rabago age 79 of Galveston died Saturday, June 7, 2014 Clear Lake Regional Hospital in
Webster. Funeral services are 10:00 am Thursday, April 12, 2014 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston. Burial
will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00pm until 8:
00pm on Wednesday where a rosary will be recited at 6:30pm.
Born January 26, 1935 in Brownsville, Texas, Hortencia was a member of Holy Family Parish. She was a devoted wife,
mother, grandmother and sister. She truly loved cooking for her family and many friends. She enjoyed music and dancing
with her husband. She loved “Dancing With The Stars” and it was known, do not call Hortencia during that show. She was
a true Islander. She just loved everything Galveston and could be found on the seawall at the Mardi Gras Parades or in
her beloved neighborhood visiting with her wonderful neighbors. She was a blessed lady who will be remembered fondly.
Preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Victoriano Rabago in 2008, a sister Eudelia Arias and a brother Ricardo
Hernandez, survivors include, daughters, Alma Rabago, Anna Rabago, Martha Rabago and Norma Rabago and husband
Danny Calderon; sons, Victor Rabago, Sr., Joe Rabago and wife Diana, Mario Rabago and Jesse Rabago; sisters, Celia
Galvan, Gloria Guerra and husband Luis , Magdalena Hernandez and Elida Garza; brother, Jesus Hernandez and wife
Angela; grandchildren, Jessica Brents, Victor Rabago, Jr., Katlyn Brents, Cassidy Brents, Joseph Rabago, Josephine
Rabago and Isabella Calderon
Pallbearers are Victor Rabago, Sr., Victor Rabago, Jr., Joe Rabago, Mario Rabago and Jesse Rabago. Honorary
pallbearers are Luis Guerra, Joseph Rabago and Antonio Rabago.
Betty Lou Jud
GALVESTON: Betty Lou Jud age 71 of Galveston died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at her residence in Galveston. Funeral
services are 7:00pm Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston, Reverend Doug Guthier
officiating. The family will receive visitors from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at the funeral home.
Betty Lou was born February 20, 1943 in Galveston to William Peter Stockfleth and Anna Marie Del Bosque Stockfleth.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Galveston and was a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother and
sister. Betty Lou loved Galveston and enjoyed walking on the beach and riding her bike. She was an avid reader and
loved spending time with her family.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Arnold Jud, sister, Sylvia Quebe and brother, William Stockfleth, survivors
include, daughters, Lori Jud Macias and husband Manuel Macias of Galveston and Sheri Castillo and husband Albert of
Texas City; sisters, Shirley Dial and husband Tony of League City and Joyce Guyewski of Virginia; brother, Robert
Stockfleth and wife Angie of Dickinson; granddaughters, Jennifer Macias and Kristina Macias both of Galveston; grandson,
Erik Castillo of Texas City; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Beatrice Rico Copado
GALVESTON: Beatrice Rico Copado age 80 of Galveston died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at her residence in Galveston. Funeral Mass is 10:
00 am Monday, July 28, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston under the direction
of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home Sunday from 5:00pm until 8:00pm where a
rosary will be recited at 6:30pm.
Born April 7, 1934 in Seguin, Texas to Catarino Rico and Maria Carrizales, Beatrice was a billing clerk at UTMB for many years. She was a
member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Mrs. Copado was a loving wife, mother, grand and great grandmother that loved to spend time with her
family. She enjoyed walking on the beach, shopping every Saturday morning; she enjoyed eating hamburgers with her grandchildren and just
sitting as a family to watch movies, especially westerns.
Preceded in death by her parents survivors include her husband of 62 years, Angel Copado, Jr. of Galveston; son, Angel Copado, III and
wife Nelva; daughters, Rita Copado and (Cruz Patina) and Belinda Enriquez and husband Michael Sr. all of La Marque; sisters, Mary Hopkins
of Houston, Janie Puente and Nena Bustos and husband Israel; brother, Richard Rico, Sr. all of Galveston; co-Madre and co-Padre, Mary and
Jim Hinojosa of Houston; grandchildren, Angel Copado, IV (Angelica), Tele Copado, Andrew Copado, Beatrice Ramirez, Patricia Ramirez,
Aaron Copado Sr. (Ashley), Joseph Gomez, Joshua Enriquez and Michael Enriquez, Jr.; great grandchildren, Chris Ramirez, Arissa Benitez,
Sophia Copado, Nicholas Copado, Aaron Copado, Jr., Matthew Copado, Lai Garza and Noah Enriquez, numerous nieces, nephews other
relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers are Angel Copado, IV, Andrew Copado, Aaron Copado, Sr., Joseph Gomez, Joshua Enriquez and Michael Enriquez, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers are Nicholas Copado, Chris Ramirez, Aaron Copado, Jr., Arissa Benitez, Matthew Copado, Lai Garza, Noah Enriquez,
Patricia Ramirez, Beatrice Ramirez, Tele Copado and Sophia Copado.
GALVESTON: Susie Villareal. age 95 of Galveston died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.
Funeral services are 6:30 pm Friday, July 25, 2014 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston, Deacon Enrique
Herrera. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday.
Susie was born August 7, 1918 in Tamina, Texas to Francisco Rodriguez and Juanita Sifuentes Rodriguez. She
worked for many years at K-Mart in Galveston after owning and operating her restaurant “The Dry Dock Café” in
Galveston. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to dance and cook. She had many friends and
was loved by those who knew her.
Susie was preceded in death by her parents Francisco and Juanita Rodriguez, husband Edward Villareal, brothers,
Antonio, and Louis Rodriguez and Joe Quintanilla and her son Henry Morales, Jr. She leaves behind 3 daughters, Olga
Virginia Perez of Houston, Susie A. Bustamante of Galveston and Dolores (Tippy) Garza of Houston; 14 grandchildren, 12
great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.
GALVESTON: Maria Garza age 84 of Galveston died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at The Meridian in Galveston. Funeral
services are 7:15 pm Friday, July 25, 2014 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston, Deacon Enrique Herrera
officiating. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
Born September 12, 1929 in San Luis, Mexico to Tereso Salazar and Nicholasa Contreras, Maria was a faithful
member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She was retied from the housekeeping department at UTMB with 15 years service.
She was a member of the Woodmen of the World Association. She enjoyed the outdoors, walking and gardening. She
adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren and spent most of her time loving them.
Preceded in death by her parents, and a son, Jose Macario Rocha, survivors include daughter, Juanita Salinas, son,
Jose Fausto Rocha; 3 grandchildren, Jose Enrique Rocha, Christina Marie Rocha, Jose Ricardo Rocha, great
grandchildren, Marcus Anthony Rocha, Michael Andrew Rocha, Memphis Alexander Rocha, Anisa Jo Rocha, Alyssa
Rocha, and Eryn R. Rocha; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.