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.
GALVESTON - Native Galvestonian and long-time resident of Bayou Vista, Gladys Caldara Uriarte, 86, joined family and friends in heaven on
December 29, 2013 after a brief illness.
Gladys graduated from Ball High. She retired from UTMB in 1990 after several decades of service. Gladys loved crabbing on the beach and
from her own private dock. For nearly 50 years, she was on several WIBC bowling leagues and enjoyed the camaraderie with her bowling
companions, which included numerous tournament trips. In addition, she loved to travel with family and friends.
Anyone who knew Gladys was truly blessed and touched by one of God’s angels. Her loss will forever be felt and remembered in our hearts
with deepest affection.
Preceded in death by her parents, eleven siblings and most of her friends, and she is survived by numerous nieces & nephews, great-
nieces and great nephews, as well as other relatives, neighbors and good friends.
The family is planning a private memorial service at a later date. Friends may sign the register book and send condolences to the family at:
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Galveston Island Humane Society, 6814 Broadway (409) 740-1919.
Alfredo Salazar De Los Santos
GALVESTON: Alfredo Salazar De Los Santos, better known to his friends as “Javier Solis or Freddie Fender” age 79 of Galveston passed
away, Friday, February 28, 2014 at his residence in Galveston. Funeral Mass is 10:00 am Friday, March 7, 2014 at St. Patrick Catholic Church,
Father John Paul Flajole, OFM Celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral
Home in Galveston. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday where a rosary will be recited
at 6:30 pm.
Born October 23, 1934 in Victoria, Texas to Liborio and Louisa C. Salazar De Los Santos, Alfredo was a gifted musician owning multiple
guitars and violins. He could be found playing and singing with his friends and for his family. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during
the Korean War Era on the U.S.S. Saratoga. After the war he worked as a Merchant Marine shipping out around the world. He later retired as a
Boiler Maker from Todd’s Shipyard. He was proud of his catholic faith and loved St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica before its closing after IKE. He
was a member of the American Legion Post 20 in Galveston.
Preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ray De Los Santos he is survived by his daughters, Elva Ayala and husband Matthew,
Rebecca De Los Santos Romero, Veronica De Los Santos all of Galveston, Sonia Morales and husband Jesse of Texas City and Blanca De
Los Santo of Angleton; sons, Ernesto De Los Santos and wife Sarah and Roman De Los Santos and wife Herminia all of Galveston; brother,
Raymond De Los Santos and wife Guadalupe of Dallas; 29 grandchildren; 62 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Alfredo De Los Santos, Jesus De Los Santos, Richard Alvarado, Jr., Abel Anzaldua, Jr., Jose Varela, III, Joey De Los Santos
and Jesus Morales, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Christopher Alvarado, Roman Young, Julian Young, Davy De Los Santos, Jaime Morales,
Sean Bailey and Leonardo Morales.
Augustus W. "Bill" Arnold, Jr.
GALVESTON: On the evening of Saturday, March 1, 2014, Augustus W. “Bill” Arnold, Jr. age 92 of Galveston went home to be with the Lord
while at his residence in Galveston. Funeral services are 10:00 am Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in
Galveston, Rev. Roland Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston at 2:00 pm. under the direction
of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday.
Born January 20, 1922 in Houston, Texas to Augustus W. Arnold, Sr. and Maude Lee Moore , Bill graduated from the University of Texas at
Austin with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He served four years in the US Marine Corp during WWII, including two years in the Pacific Theater
landing at Guam and Okinawa ,Group Captain. Her co-founded Arnold and Clarke Chemical Company in 1949 and A.W. Arnold and
Associates in 1980. He was Past Knight Commander of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem for the Houston area. He was lifetime Vice
President of the Dad’s Club at the University of Texas and a Deacon at the River Oaks Baptist Church and active member for over thirty years.
He retired to Galveston in 1987 and enjoyed his many friends at Pirates Beach and his time spent at West End Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by his parents and a grandchild, Cody Harper, survivors include wife Rhea Arnold; son, A.W. Arnold, III and wife Carol;
daughter, Virginia Arnold; step children, Cynthia Butler and husband Randle, Sharon Maetschke and husband Bill, Lea Ann Melancon Harper
and William Harper; grandchildren, William Arnold, AKA “IV”, Aubrey Arnold and wife Veronica, Caroline Arnold, Julia Arnold, Shauna Allen and
husband Jeremy, Lee Slack, Kyle Butler, Jeanne Renee Butler, Klein Maetschke and wife Maggie, Kohl Maetschke, Miranda Baker and
husband Russell, Kirsten Melancon, Skye Harper, Stormy Harper; great grandchildren, Noel Allen, Kerianne Allen, Kamilah Melancon,
Harrison Maetschke and James Baker; close first cousins, Doris Lansdale Wooldridge and Dionne Wade; numerous nieces, nephews other
relatives and a multitude of friends.
One of Bill’s favorite vehicles to aid our brave and selfless Military veterans is the Wounded Warriors. Donations may be made at www.
Johnnie Lee Wix
GALVESTON Johnnie Lee Wix age 92 of Galveston died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at her residence in Texas City. Funeral services are 2:
00pm Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, Reverend Alan Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in
Hitchcock. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday.
Johnnie was born October 6, 1921 in Beaumont, Texas to John R. Chenall and Bertha Flowers Chenall. She and her late husband, Raymond
Lee “Sam” Wix were the owners and operators of Wix Ski School in Galveston for over 40 years. Johnnie was a member of St. John’s
Lutheran Church and was a faithful Christian wife, mother and grandmother. The family life consisted of a life on the water. The entire family
not only skied, but competed every week in the summer. Mrs. Wix was well known for the ski lessons she gave to numerous children and
adults from around the area and from as far away as England, Australia, France and many other places at home and around the world. She
was proud of her family and being able to work together was certainly a blessing. She will be fondly remembered by the many ski clubs full of
people that she was privileged to teach how to ski over the years
Preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond Lee “Sam” Wix, sister, Maxine Keyes, brothers, John Rudolph Chenall and Euell
Chenall, survivors include, daughter, Ruth Wix Pietrowicz and husband Edward of Texas City; granddaughter, Samantha Pietrowicz of Texas
City; former son in law and close friend, Kerry Graves; numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers are Edward Pietrowicz, Kerry Graves, J.R. Court, Joseph Hill, Richard Swindale and Ray Cowart.
Abelardo Rodriguez Santos
GALVESTON: Abelardo “Abe” Santos age 94 of Galveston passed away suddenly, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at his residence in Galveston.
Funeral Services are 11:00 am Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston, Deacon John Pistone officiating.
Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Visitation will be held from 5pm-8pm Friday, March 28th, with a Rosary and vigil at 6:
Abelardo "Guero" Santos was born July 18, 1919 in Eagle Pass, Texas to Fredrico and Elvira Santos. Guero came to Galveston on June 20th,
1935 to visit his sister and never left. He met Alice at a dance in 1939 and was by her side until her death in 2001. He was a hard worker his
entire life and had a job since he was a very little boy. One of his favorite pastimes was cooking. This passion started in 1939 with his first
hamburger stand. In 1949, he went into business with his brother in law and opened M&S Grocery. During that time he became a certified
butcher and worked for 25 years in the grocery business. He was a man of many talents and interest. He had many different jobs during his
life which kept him busy and fulfilled. Guero spent many hours cooking for his friends at the KC Hall and he loved driving around daily to visit
his family and friends. He was always smiling and kind to everyone he met. He lived a full and wonderful life until the very end.
Mr. Santos was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Alice Cano Santos, his parents Fredrico and Elvira Santos of Uvalde, Texas and his
siblings Bernardo, Manuel, Armandina, and Elvira.
He is survived by his only daughter, Dyann; his granddaughter Julie Weaver Davis, husband Robert, and great-grandson Brodie of Round
Rock, and grandson Scott Weaver of Austin, Texas. Also surviving are his sister Diana Navejar of Pleasanton, Texas and many nieces,
nephews, and friends, including Bunte Cavazos, Wella Hernandez, Eudene Williams, Gracie Flores and Doulas Godinich, who he considered
a son; his KC buddies and his friends at Sandy's.
Pallbearers are Scott Weaver, Robert Davis, Robert Morales, Douglas Godinich, Michael Godinich and Chris Godinich. Honorary Pallbearers
are Louis “Bunte” Cavazos, Elisio “Panama:” Morales and Eddie Janek.
Friends are invited to join the family at the El Nopolito Restaurant on 42nd and Winnie after the graveside service to celebrate his life.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care Team, 1708 N. Amburn Rd., Suite C. Texas City, Texas 77591, or Sacred Heart Church in
Phillip Eugene Pierce, Sr.
GALVESTON: Phillip Eugene Pierce, Sr. age 79 of Santa Fe passed away, Friday, March 21, 2014 at his residence in Santa Fe with his loving
wife at his side. Memorial services are 3:00pm Friday, March 28, 2014 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston.
Born November 30, 1934 in Jacksonville, Florida to George Edward Pierce, Sr. and Luewella Mae Burton Pierce, Phil was an Advertising
Executive in the Radio and TV Industries for over 20 years. He was a U.S. Army-Air Corp Veteran serving in Korea and was previously
employed offshore in the Petroleum Field. He enjoyed fishing, reading and his favorite was cooking which he did at the Elk’s Lodge in
Galveston many times.
Preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ruth Ann Pierce; survivors include, wife of 36 years, Lois Crystelle Senna “Cryss” Pierce of
Santa Fe; son, James Francis Scharbach of Galveston ; grandson, Kodie Wayne Scharbach of Galveston; nieces, Bethany Clayton, Hannah
Senna, Katherine Ford and Mayemarie Darring; nephew, Jonathan Senna and numerous friends at the Elk’s Lodge # 126.
The family would like to thank AMED Hospice, with special thanks to Stacey Villarreal. Memorials may be sent to The Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elk’s # 126 Building Fund 1513 Tremont Galveston, Texas 77550 or Salvation Army Galveston
Mary Ann Lopez
GALVESTON: Mary Ann Lopez age 79 of Galveston passed away, Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. Funeral
services are 1:00pm Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home 1201- 23rd street Galveston, Texas 77550, Reverend Al Jandl
officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Born November 28, 1934 in Galveston, Texas to Cornelio and Ada Bierman Rivera, Mary is preceded in death by her husband Gilbert
Lopez Sr. and grandson Joshua Lopez Survivors include daughters, Tina Salinas and husband Robert and Tammy Cervantes and husband
Anastacio; sons, Gilbert Lopez, Jr. and Michael Lopez; grandchildren Maree Bullers and husband Brian, and Theresa Gillane and husband
Kevin, Kristina Salinas, Jessica Lopez, Matthew Lopez and wife Adrianna, Caitlin Lopez and Michael Lopez, Jr. and her companion Albert
Mary was in the Civil Air Patrol at age 16 where Richard Lopez was one of her commanders, not realizing he would be her future brother-in-
law. Mary attended Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Her husband Gilbert said she still could not dance. Mary and Gilbert started the first Cub
Scout Troop #126 for the Mentally Challenged. Mary and Gilbert had 14 boys in their troop who won a lot of ribbons and medals. They were
very proud of the boys and especially their son Gilbert who was in the troop. Gilbert could tie his shoes and write his name, even though
some kids still can’t or won’t tie their shoes today. Mary taught Sunday school for 2 years at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Galveston. She
started T.A.R.S. (Teens Aid Retarded Society) where her daughter Tina was the President. It was a wonderful program to help children that
were mentally challenged. Mary was the first female in the history of American National Insurance to work in the mail room with 8 men in
1953 and worked there for 12 years. Mary ran the addressograph machine and loved her job. She left in 1962 to work at John Sealy Hospital
in Psychiatry, OB/GYN and Pediatrics departments. Mary returned to American National in 1972. During this time, she worked in Sales at
Craig’s, Women’s Corner, Coffee Shop, and Dime Stores and retired from ANICO in 2005.
Mary was a member of the VFW Post 880 where she was a third year Trustee. She was the President of the Grandmothers Club Chapter 277,
which is the oldest club in the United States and a member of the Red Hat Club of Galveston.
Mary and Gilbert attended Catholic Church in Galveston. She received Sunday school training in the Presbyterian Church. Mary was a
member of the Church of the Living God in Galveston and was currently attending Living Stones in Alvin under the direction of Pastor Al and
Judy Jandl. Pastor Ken and Mary Bostrom and Pastor Charles and Theresa Henley are 2 wonderful couples who helped her a lot.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
|In Loving Memory
John Edward Legge
“ Captain Skip”
July 4, 1939 - April 9, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Church of the Living God
3315 - 7 Mile Road
Galveston, Texas 77554
GALVESTON John Edward "Skip" Legge, 74, of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at John Sealy
Hospital in Galveston. A celebration of life will be held 11 :00 AM Friday, April 18th at The Church of the Living God at
3315 -7 Mile Road in Galveston with Rev. Robert Dowdy officiating.
Skip was born July 4, 1939 in Houston, Texas to Faye Phelps Legge and Sylvester Legge. They moved to Galveston
where Skip attended public schools and met his sweetheart Alice Marie Ostermeyar. He proudly served his country in the
U.S. Air Force for 4 years, worked at Falstaff Brewery, and became a licensed captain to run his own charter boat
His interests included shrimping, fishing, hunting, and building hot rods. Skip was a master mechanic. He founded The
Monster Fisherman's Club in 1975 for shark fishing and taught fishing classes at Galveston College for many years and
was a mentor to many young men on the Island. His favorite Nascar driver is Dale Earnhardt and he raced himself at
Houston Raceway. In his last years he enjoyed dove hunting, making kites for his grandchildren and fishing off of 37th
Street rock groin.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters JoAnn Legge Brandt and Gloria Legge Robertson. He is survived by his
wife of 51 years, Alice Marie Legge; his sons, Allan Legge and wife Stacie and Ric Legge and wife Deanna; grandsons,
Blake and Hunter Legge; granddaughter Adelaide Alice Legge; brother, Robert "Bob" Legge; sister, Helen Legge
Schneider and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Bhardwaj and the staff of UTMB Neurological ICU for their care and compassion.