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David Vela

Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA
Death 2 Jun 1972 (aged 9)
Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA
Burial Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 149687498 · View Source
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Herald Coaster, June 4, 1972:

David Vela, 9, of Rosenberg was killed Friday when struck by a car while riding his bicycle on Muegge Road west of Rosenberg.

According to Highway Patrolman Bradley O'Brien, both the car and the bicycle were going east on Muegge, with the bicycle on the left side of the road. The driver of the car, Byron Wittneben of Rosenberg, began to pass the bicycle on the right but the boy pulled to the right and into the path of the car.

Wittneben is in county jail charged with carrying a prohibited weapon. Charges connected with the accident are pending.

Funeral services for David Vela are pending with Hernandez Funeral Home in Rosenberg.

Herald Coaster, June 5, 1972:

Funeral services were held today for David Vela, 9, a Rosenberg resident who was killed Friday in an automobile accident.

Services began at 9:45 a.m. from the Hernandez Funeral Home to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with Rev. Leo Adam officiating. Burial was in San Gabriel Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vela of Rosenberg; his brothers, Robert Jr., Manuel, Abel, and Rosendo; sisters, Mrs. Gloria Hill, Mrs. Lupe Leal, Mrs. Antonia Vasquez, and Miss Senadia Vela; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Patricio Sanchez; and his grandfather, Cornelio Vela.

A brother, Richard Vela, was also killed in an automobile accident near Arcola last November.

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  • Created by: Carolyn Brinkmeyer
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149687498
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for David Vela (20 Jan 1963–2 Jun 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149687498, citing San Gabriel Cemetery, Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Brinkmeyer (contributor 47376049) .