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East Texas News - Obituaries
Trinity Standard - June 21, 2009 - June 28, 2009

Frank Z. Choma
PASADENA – Memorial services for Frank Zigmond Choma, 80, of the Port Adventure subdivision near Trinity were held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Pasadena.
Mr. Choma died Monday, June 15, in Houston.
He was born May 2, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio, and was initiated as a member of the Masonic Lodge in April 1967 in Litchfield, Ohio. Together with his wife, Patricia, he moved to Pasadena in 1979 and was employed as a machinist at Forrest Manufacturing Co. in Houston until his retirement in 1994.
The couple moved to the Port Adventure subdivision near Trinity in 1999, where they made many friendships.
Mr. Choma was preceded in death by his wife; and his parents, Frank and Margaret Choma.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, William and Diana Choma; a brother-in-law, Daniel Hinman; a sister-in-law, Dennita Hinman; two grandsons, Ryan Choma and Jonathon Choma; a granddaughter, Allison Choma; a nephew, Matthew Hinman; and two nieces, Bethany Vega and Eliza Narman.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church of Trinity or the Asbury United Methodist Church in Pasadena.

Jim Bob Lee
GROVETON -- Funeral services for Jim Bob Lee, 92, of Groveton were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009 in the Groveton Funeral Home with Bros. Rodney Langley and Ben Rasbeary officiating.
Burial followed in the Bennett Cemetery.
Mr. Lee died Wednesday, June 17, in Lufkin.
He was born Aug. 20, 1916 in the Josserand community of Trinity County and was affiliated with the Hwy 94 Church of Christ. He worked as a farmer and rancher for most of his life,
Known as a caring and giving person, his home was always open to anyone who wished to stop by for a visit or a meal. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved the outdoors where he could view God's creation in nature and spend time in solitude with his creator.
Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Richardson Lee; a daughter, Edna; and his parents, James (Bud) Lee and Ruth Lee Upchurch.
Survivors include two sons James Cleat Lee and Clifton ''Peewee'' Lee; five daughters  and their spouses, Geneva and Hubert Terry, Bessie and Douglas Moore, Lean and Ben Rasbeary, Linda JaMail and Billie Horan; a brother, Billy Lee; a sister, Ruthie Hoelewyn; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers included Harvey Terry, Paul Moore, Rick Rasbeary, Craig Parten, Johnathan Horan and Jordon JaMail. Honorary pallbearers were Wyatt Moore, Ryan Rasbeary, Colton Parten and Andy Horan.
Memorials may be made to the lung or heart associations or Hospice in the Pines, Lufkin, Texas.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Jimmie D. Saldana
TRINITY -- Funeral services for Jimmie Domingo Saldana, 70, of Trinity will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June. 27, 2009, in the Lone Star Baptist Church in Trinity with the Rev. Adrian Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery in Trinity.
A wake will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the Lone Star Baptist Church.
He died Sunday, June 21.
Mr. Saldana was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Huntsville, the son of Elizabeth and Domingo Saldana and att4ended public schools in Huntsville. His education was limited due to family circumstances and he went to work at a young age to help provide for his brothers and sisters.
In 1928 he was employed at Monsanto Chemical and entered the U.S. Army in 1943, reaching the rank of platoon sergeant. He was a veteran of World War II. Following the war, he attended night school.
After his discharge from the army in 1946, he returned to work for Monsanto, retiring in 1972. While in Trinity, he was employed at Ainsworth Ford, Tatom Chevrolet and as a bus driver for the Trinity Independent School District.
Mr. Saldana joined the church at an early age and attended several before becoming a membver of the Lone State Missionary Baptist Church in Trinity. He served the church as chairman of the deacon's board as well as treasurere, janitor, president of the Brotherhood and assistant teacher in the Sunday aschool.
He serfved as commander of the Maco Johnson Lodge 831 and as commander of the American Legion. He was a member of both the Trinity Lions Club and the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, three sisters, and three brothers.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 32 years, Lois Saldana; five sons; five daughters; and a sister, Dorothy Harris of Dickerson.
Emanuel Funeral Homes of Crockett directed the arrangements.



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