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Page 2C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press May 3, 2017 4- Hlrnnllllrln I II i ARREDONDO Ernestina Castillo Arredondo passed away peace- fully at her home in Lockhart, TX sur- rounded by her lov- ing family onApril 28, 2017. She was born on November 11, 1929 in Kyle, Texas. She attended Kyle grade school in Goforth, Texas for five years but soon left to help out on the family farm. Along with her four sisters, she picked and chopped cotton, tended to the chickens, turkeys and cows. She was even known to drive the farm tractor on occasion. She always said living on the farm made going through the depression just a little easier stating that though they lacked many things, they always had food on the table. She met Blas Tor- tes Arredondo through St. Michael's Catholic Church in Uhland, Texas, where they both attended. She sang in the church choir. Blas directed and played the violin in the choir. They were married in the little church on November 18, 1950. They lived outside of Lockhart and had four children. Eventually they moved into Lockhart and started attending St. Mary's Catholic Church. Soon afterwards, she began working at the Lockhart high school caf- eteria, where she stayed for fifteen years, and be- came well known for her good home cooking. She made many friends with students, faculty and co-workers while working at the school. Two of her biggest joys were hav- ing a house full of family and friends to feed, and having her well known garage sales on Saturday mornings. Ernestina is preceded in death by her little boy (Blas Jr.), husband (Bias) and parents (Valdo Cas- fillo & Cruz Deleon). She is survived by her three children: Lupe Herrera and husband Ruben; Maryann Kilgore and husband Richard; Tony Arredondo and wife Norma; six grandchil- dren - Mary Ann Perez and husband Marvin, Steve Avalos and wife Cathy, Veronica Herrera, Jenna and Cassie Arre- dondo and Mac Kilgore; five great grandchildren (Briana Avalos, Cole & Cooper Williams, Noah & Elias Perez); four sisters and two brothers. ISLAS Pedro (Pete) T. Islas, age 74, passed away peace- fully in his home on Wednes- day, April 26, 2017. He was born on June 29, 1942 in Lockhart, Texas to Lorenzo and Paula (Tanguma) Islas. He married Josie Gon- zales onApri123, 1967. They just celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Pete is survived by his wife ]osie Islas; his daughters Gina Islas Mendoza of San Marcos, Lisa Islas Walls and her husband Rod of San Marcos, 2 grandchil- dren Deseree Mendoza and AnalisaWalls; 4 great grandchildren, Liliana, Alyana, Damien and Eden Martinez. He is also survived by his sister Ce- celia Trejo and husbanda big success. He was also Pantaleon of Mesquite; elected as the second Dis- brothers Joe Islas of Lock- trict Director of LULAC hart, Fermin Islas and Council 654. wife Mary of Lockhart; Pete was very active and many nieces and in his church. He was on nephews. Pete is preced- the Finance Committee ed in death by his parents for 15 years, the Fiesta Lorenzo and Paula Islas Committee for 13 years, and sister Genoveva Islas. counted Sunday collec- Pete graduated in the tions for over 10 years, top quarter of his class Extraordinary Ministers from Lockhart High of Holy Communion for School in 1961. He mar- 15 years, and he led the ried Josie in 1967 and rosary at the 7:30 a.m. they moved to Austin mass at St. John's Catholic where he worked as a Church for several years. cashier at Rylanders Pete also helped teach Grocery Store and later at English as a Second Lan- a gas company. In 1971, guage classes at St. John's Pete and Josie moved Church for the past 2 to San Marcos and he years. He was the chair- started working for Urban person for the Building Renewal where he gained Committee to help build his experience in real es- the New Activity Center tate. He attended South- (Claretian Hall) and was west Texas State Univer- instrumental as the chair- sity for a brief period of person to acquire pledges time and completed 70 so the Activity Center hours of coursework. He could be built. worked as an appraiser Pete was on the St. for Hays County for many John's Federal Credit years. In between, he and Union Board of Direc- two other friends cre- tors for 29 years. He also ated their own business served on other commit- - Backus, Islas, Cassidy tees when his daughters (BIC) and they completed were growing up and go- all the appraisals for Hays ing to school. He enjoyed County. He later became serving his community. the first Hispanic Chief After retirement Pete Appraiser for Hays Coun- started working part-time ty. He retired from Hays as a realtor for Harrison County Central Appraisal Partners Realty, LLR He District and went to work was able to spend more for Caldwell CountyAp- time with his two broth- praisal District again as ers Joe and Fermin who the first Hispanic Chief live in Lockhart. Pete was Appraiser for Caldwell a devoted Christian and County. Throughout all had faith in our Father. these years, he went to He enjoyed going to school and he received church and going to ado- his real estate and bro- ration. Pete was an avid kers licenses, reader, he enjoyed watch- Pete was very active ing TE local politics, in his community. He and spending time with was a charter member friends. He was campaign of LULAC Council 654 manager for his daughter in 1975 and continued and enjoyed the time the to be a member for the family came together. He next 42 years. He helped enjoyed spending time lead the first five Cinco with his wife. They were de Mayo celebrations to active in their grand- children's and great- grandchildren's lives. He enjoyed weekend dinners with the family. His family received visitors at Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Visitation was continued at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in San Marcos, with recitation of the holy Rosary. Mass of Chris- tian Burial took place at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Mon- day, May 1, 2017. Inter- ment followed at the San Marcos City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is encouraging donations in Pete's name to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, San Marcos, Texas 78666. IVANIS On Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the age of 70, Matthew Thomas Ivanis, a retired semi- conductor engineer and de- voted hus- band of 47 years, passed away in the loving arms of his dedicated wife, Christine. Born in Ciscero, Illinois to Matthew Jacob and Olga (Sokowicz) Ivanis, he was their only child. Matthew (Matt) and his parents relocated to 1hcson AZ where he grew up from the age of 5. The Tucson desert was his backyard playground as a child. He was a four-time high school letterman in Tucson, AZ in football and track. He attended the University of Arizona and the University of Texas in Dallas where he met and later married Christine Ree Smith on June 14, 1969. Matthew enjoyed his work in the semi-conduc- tor industry. He was dedi- cated to the companies he worked for and was a mentor to many QA and R&D technicians. He was a patient mentor to those that worked for and with him through the years. He loved to share his many stories and humorous experiences about the be- ginnings of the industry and meeting and working with some of those people who helped shape it in the earlier days. Matthew began working in the semi- conductor industry in 1968 in Dallas with Texas Instruments where he remained for ten years. He then moved his fam- ily to Salt Lake City, UT where he worked for 13 years before returning to Texas. His career encom- passed work at Texas Instruments, National Semi-Conductor, Micron, Sematech and Tokyo Electron. He retired from the industry in 2001. Getting bored after a few years he returned to the work, joining Walmart in South Austin and Buda, again in electronics. Many of his Walmart cus- tomers had no idea of the talent behind his smiling face, but always asked for him the next time they needed something in electronics. In addition, Matthew's life was richly blessed by those who loved him, including his wife Chris- tine Ree Smith Ivanis, his daughter Deborah Jean Ivanis-Fulkerson of Boise, ID and her husband Phil Gerhardson. Please send your loving memories, a fond photo- graph, or condolence to Matthew's family at www. Harrellfuneralhomes.com. HAYS FREE PRESS FILE PHOTO Basil is an easy and useful herb to grow in the summer heat. It's About Thyme Continued from pg. 1C a spring breather. Move them slowly towards their new light exposure. Too much sun too fast will burn the leaves. This is also a good time for transplanting. 6. Insect control: All this new spring growth is attractive to every kind of critter imaginable. Be nice to the environment (and to yourself) and only use organic sprays. If you.have larvae (caterpillars) eating holes in your plants and trees, look for products that have B.T. as the main ingredient. If sucking insects like aphids, spider mites, whitefly, scale, and mealy bug are the problem, use Neem oil or Spinosad. 7. Maintain irrigation: Ify.ou own an automatic sprinkler system, it would save water and money to have it tuned up. Set the controller for deep, infrequent watering to encourage a deep, drought-resistant root system. Install rain sensor. 8. Fertilize lawn: Use an organic blend with a 3-1-2 ratio. Ten pounds per 1,000 square feet of turf area should be adequate. 9. Feed the birds: With lots of new birds in the All this new spring growth is attractive to every kind of critter imaginable. Be nice to the environment (and to yourself) and only use organic sprays. area, keep those feeders full. 10. Grow basil: The top herb for the summer months is basil. With the nights getting warmer, this wonderful herb should finally have the temperatures it needs to take off. Happy gardening everyone! If you have a question for Chris, send it via email to iathyme@yahoo. com. 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