Tribute To Blondie Calderon

The Program from Blondie's Funeral Services

Del Rio, Texas

Reprinted with permission of DEL RIO LIVE, Del Rio, Texas.

The Program of Blondie's Funeral Services

November 2, 2000

A Memorial Celebration for Moises "Blondie" Calderon

June 26, 1940 - October 23, 2000

Paul Poag Theatre for the Performing Arts

Del Rio, Texas

November 1, 2000

Rosary 10:30 in the morning

Special Tribute Music

Order of Celebration

2 o'clock in the afternoon

Welcome: Bob Kusenberger

Invitation to Prayer: John Graf

"Amazing Grace" Performed by Ray Price and Blondie at the 1st United Methodist Church of Houston, Texas February 27, 2000

Scripture Readings

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 John Graf

Resp.: Thanks be to God

Psalm 100 Father Bill Dubuisson OMI

Resp. Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of Endless Glory

"How Great Thou Art"- performed by Ray and Blondie, 1st United Methodist Church of Houston, Texas, February 27, 2000

Homily and Eulogy

Bob Kusenberger

"Shepherd Me, O God"

Shepherd Me, O God, beyond my wants, beyond my fears, from death into life

Sung by Moisann and Jacque Calderon

Special Tribute: Miguel Gutierrez, son-in-law

Closing prayer: John Graf

"Song of farewell"

May the choirs of angels, come to greet you

May they speed you to paradise

May the Lord enfold you in His mercy

May you find eternal life

Sung by Moisann and Jacque Calderon

Dismissal Bob Kusenberger

Recessional Song

"Oh, When the Saints"

Dolly Calderon and her family wish to thank everyone for being here to celebrate the life of Moises "Blondie" Calderon.

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to: The Val Verde Friends of the Arts, P.O.Box 1456, Del Rio, Texas 78841-1456.

(Note: At the end of the service, the audience gave Blondie a standing ovation. Then friends and family slowly made their way out of the theater and to their vehicles. They followed the funeral procession to San Felipe, circled Memo's Restaurant and then headed to Sacred Heart Cemetery, Blondie's final resting place.)