Obituaries, Pecos Enterprise (2023)

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Caja Ethan Jon MacNobres Maria Jasso catarino sarabia Manuel Garcia Raul Hernandez Eduardo Rodrigues Traci Shay Bowers emma guzman catalina jones johnny mauldin Cruzita Barragan fanora molinero norma gene reynolds Juan Baeza Geraldo Bustamante Chuong, Jen Mann, MD alton scott manuel tapia Ingrid Pared Armstrong Manuel Nunes Dolores Chavez Dr. Juan M. Chuong myrtle hood Maribel Martinez Joel Martinez Benino Sanchez Guillermo Alaniz Liboria Lopez Benjamin Matta javier olives Ernesto Bustillos Juracy McCall Ray petra alvarez john carpenter Doyle anxious Seleta Dávila Jose Lerma charles brown Enrique Rodriguez fine linen Raymond Subia georgia morrison Dorothy Moore Benjamin crib Conceicao Salazar lucky artie elizabeth Arlton Dwain's pants Rumaldo Dominguez Benjamin Morales Roberto Bybee gilbert pallan Maria Dominguez Eva Fuentes gilbert pallan franco rivera Harry Barron Jr. jose reis Nicasio Carrasco Ysidro Dominguez Beverly Cothrun Dilworth (Shook) Lorenzo Lopez Calderon tabita garcia Josephine Alvarez Donnie Myles Jr. André Garcia Ruben Zaragoza Rex Lee Pigmon Ricardo Jenkins Petra Aguero Manuel Lara Mr. lucia vila Juan eyes William Capshaw i am a lily of the valley Rafaela Orozco Manuel Gaston Tarango Robert Franco Rafaela Orosco Gaston Tarango Maria Gonzales-Castro Ralph García Marianne Kingsbury Hart Larry Jasso Jr. Consuelo R. Burchard Aaron Marruffo William Yeary jose quintana W. H. "Bill" Cowden Jr. ida douglas mary monge troy rodriguez Rita Lozano Melvin stops the faisca eddie ferguson brooklyn mejia Millie Villalobos Rex Weldon Owens william scull Raymond Rico Edward Gordon Doty Jr. Francisca Gonzales Hiram Cabello Raymond Rico Guadalupe Carrasco it's white Guadalupe Sanchez Cyrus Montano sotero navarrete Cruz Payne Ramon Tarin elizabeth winn Gilberto Juarez Presiliana Mora Lopes Alberto Mendoza Elena "Sparky" Sanchez Jackie McGowen james moss franco talamante cape joan Reyes Lujan ruben sandoval Willis Cook Ernest Olvera Israel Villescas light walk Sharlene Moore Elizabeth Florez H.W. 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Obituaries, Pecos Enterprise (1)Tranquil Garden Funeral Home
116 W. 4th St. Pecos, Texas 79772

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Obituaries are listed by publication date, most recent at the top.

Caja Ethan

Ethan Young Box, a newborn, died on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, in Grapevine, Tx.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 am, Friday, December 31, at Mount Evergreen Cemetery, with Ronald Box officiating.

Survivors include her parents, Koh and Michelle Box of Junction, Texas; Justin's two brothers, Dalton Koh and Clabe Hugh Box; her grandparents, Hugh and Gail Box of Pecos, Melvin and Cindy Darnell of Amarillo; great-grandparents, Birdie Slack of Pecos, Gary and Vicky Fields of Alva, Oklahoma, Wayne and Maryrene Darnell of Brownfield.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jon MacNobres

Mr. Jon Mac Nobles, 67, of Roswell, GA, passed away December 18, 2010. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011, from 4-6 pm at Momentum Church at 110 London Derry Ct. Suite #130, Woodstock, GA.30188.

Jon Mac was born in Pecos, Texas on October 17, 1943, preceded in death by his parents, Mahlon Clynton Nobles and Billie Nobles, and a brother, Mahlon Clifton Nobles.

Survived By: Wife, Katherine Kirby Nobles, Greenwood, SC.

Son, Jeffery Norton Nobles and wife Mary Bruce Nobles, Woodstock, GA.; Daughters, Suzanne N. Lonidier, Marietta, GA., Mary Hamilton and husband Gary, Woodstock, GA.; His five grandchildren: Jonathan Lonidier, Benjamin Lonidier, Sarah Nobles, Alexander Nobles and Adriana Nobles; and a great-granddaughter, Lydia Lonidier.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the West Pecos Museum at 120 East 1st Street Pecos, TX. 79772, (432) 445-5076. Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (770) 422-7299

Maria Jasso

Maria R. Jasso, 82, of Pecos, died on Thursday, December 23, 2010 in Odessa.

There will be mass at 3 pm. m., Tuesday, December 28, at Iglesia Apostolica De La Fe En Cristo Jesus with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born December 18, 1928 in Santa Eulalia, Chih., Mexico, she was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and a member of the Apostolic Church.

Survivors include two sons, Roberto and José Luis Jasso de Pecos; six daughters, Emma Jasso of Pecos, Yolanda Jasso of Ft. Stockton, Martha Elena Ogburn of Hico, Tx., Luz Maria Jasso of Pecos, Alma Angelina Jasso of Ft. Stockton, Michelle Jasso of Midland; two brothers, Rodolfo Serrano de Odessa, Miguel Pérez de San Angelo; 40 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

catarino sarabia

Catarino Sarabia, 88, of Pecos, died on Monday, December 20, 2010, in Graham, Tx.

The rosary is scheduled for Wednesday, December 22nd at 7:30 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., on Thursday, December 23, at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the officiating of Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born July 3, 1922 in Sanderson, Tx., he was a TxDOT worker, longtime Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Sarabia was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Elena Maynez Sarabia.

Survivors include three daughters, Mireya Munoz of Pecos, Elizabeth Perez of Sherman, Tx., Priscilla Alvidrez of Graham; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Manuel Garcia

Manuela Garcia, age 98, of Pecos, died on Monday, December 13, 2010, at the Pecos nursing home.

Mass was celebrated at noon on Thursday, December 16, at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church, presided over by Father Fabián A. Márquez. Burial was at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

She was born December 31, 1911 in Marfa, retired, lifelong resident of Pecos and Catholic.

Garcia was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Jesusita Peña; Three brothers; three sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include a sister, Marina Porras, from Pecos, and a brother, Joe Pena, from Odessa.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Raul Hernandez

Raúl Hernández, 56, died on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at the Buena Vista nursing home in Odessa.

At 7 pm the rosary will be prayed. m., Thursday, December 16, at the Cristo Rey Mission in Balmorhea.

Mass is scheduled for Friday, December 17 at 11:00 am. m. at the Cristo Rey Mission in Balmorhea.

He was born in Pecos and was a farmer.

Survivors include five siblings: Joe Hernandez, Art Hernandez and Leroy Hernandez, all from Odessa, Ed Hernandez from Fort Stockton and Carmen Hernandez from Balmorhea; two sisters: Minga López from Odessa and Sheila Rodríguez from Lubbock.

Arrangements are being made by Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Eduardo Rodrigues

Eduardo Eddie Alberto Rodriguez, 54, of Pecos, died on Friday, December 12, 2010 at his home.

Mass was celebrated at 10 am on Thursday, December 16 at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born January 2, 1956 in Pecos, Lifetime Resident and Catholic.

Rodríguez was preceded in death by a brother Raúl Guerrero.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher Rodriguez of Odessa, Eddie Rodriguez Jr. from Pecos; a daughter, Maritza Rodríguez de Pecos; a brother, Joe Guerrero and his wife Gloria de Odessa; three sisters, Grace Sarabia and husband Israel from El Paso, Cindy Rodriguez and husband Richard from Abilene, Bertha Segovia and husband Joe from Pecos; sister-in-law Alicia from San Antonio and two grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Traci Shay Bowers

Traci Shay Bowers, 44, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.

The visit is scheduled for 9 am. m. Friday, December 10th at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.

At 14:00 there will be a mass in the chapel. m., Friday, December 10, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with L.E. Woodard officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Belen Bowers of Pecos; her parents, Charles and Gloria Bowers of Pecos; a brother, Lance Bowers and wife, Nellie of Pecos; a sister, Michele Galindo and husband Jimmy from Selma, Tx. and many other relatives.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

emma guzman

Emma M. Guzman, 76, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at her home.

At 7:30 pm the rosary will be celebrated. m., Thursday, December 9, in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, December 10 at 2:00 pm. m. in the Catholic church of Santa Rosa de Lima, presided over by Father Fabián Márquez.

She was born on October 19, 1934 in Balmorhea, a lifelong Pecos resident, homemaker, and Catholic.

Guzmán was preceded in death by his sons, Israel and Ernesto Matta and Manuel Ramires; two brothers, Rodolfo and Daniel Matta and a sister, Elva Acosta.

Survivors include two sisters, Alicia Matta De Flores and Ysabel Chavela Matta, both from Odessa.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

catalina jones

Catherine Jones came into this world on January 14, 1906 in Roswell, New Mexico.

Services will be at the graveside at 11:00. m., Saturday, December 4, at Fairview Cemetery under the presidency of the Rev. Dr. Douglas Richnow.

She was the second child of Jesse and Annie Heard. Her parents called her Mary Catherine. It was born two years before the Model T, which could travel at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. Mary Catherine died on November 16, 2010 at her Texas Hill Country home. The night before she died, the space station, traveling at 17,000 miles per hour, was visible from her balcony. He's seen everything from the Model T to the first airplane, Charles Lindbergh's nonstop flight across the Atlantic, two world wars, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, Americans in space and on the moon, and the Space Station. which humanity will disembark towards the planets and beyond.

The Heard family moved to Pecos shortly after Mary Catherine was born. She and her sister Jessie grew up in Pecos, where their father was a farmer. She and Jessie attended Sul Ross College in Alpine. Mary Catherine married Charlie Cain in the early 1930s during the Great Depression. A boy, John Charles, was born of the marriage. They agreed that Johnny was enough and vowed not to have any more. Charlie died in 1946, and nearly 20 years later, she married longtime Pecos resident Elmer L. Jones.

Mary Catherine is survived by her son John Cain, daughter-in-law Ruth, grandchildren John and Molly; Marcos and Cristina; and Matthew; her great-grandchildren, Eva Cain, Julia Cain, Zoe Cain and Charlie Cain; her niece Charlotte Richburg Woodruff, Charlotte's husband Dick, and their sons Mike and John. Mike and Debbie are Ashley, Bethany and Chelsey's parents. John and Vickie are Taylor's parents, Kelsey and Colton. Deliese Kennedy Robinson is Mary Catherine, Mary Catherine's great-niece. KaKai, as all the children called her, loved Elmer Jones' children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren as if they were all her own, and they were. They include Mary Cowden, Lee Cowden, Lou Cowden Edwards, Lynne Cowden, Bob Jones, Karen Jones Shoemaker, Allen Jones and Scott and Mark Jones. KaKai also loved her ex-daughter-in-law Nikki Epley Richnow and her husband Douglas Richnow like they were her own. KaKai was preceded in death by husbands, Charlie Cain and Elmer Jones, her sister Jessie Richburg, her niece Ann Richburg Kennedy, Elmer Jones Jr., Bill Cowden, and her great-nephew Dan Kennedy. Last, and perhaps greatest of all, are her friends, some are still here and some are gone. She had a man, a lot of good friends who kept this team together and in touch. In fact, we've never seen anything quite like KaKai.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

johnny mauldin

Johnny Mauldin, 62, died on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in Pecos.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, December 4 at 1:00 pm. m. at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel and burial will follow at Mount Evergreen.

The visitation will be at 10 am. m. on Friday, December 3, at the Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born on November 7, 1948.

He leaves his companion, Socorro Mendoza de Pecos; his mother, Lucille Mauldin de Rankin; children, John Mauldin and wife Reecia, Joe Mendoza and wife Gracie of Odessa, Jaime Mendoza of Pecos; daughters, Mandy Hardwick and husband Heath, Cindy Mauldin of Midland, Cindy Celedon and husband Armando of Pecos; brothers, Mike Mauldin and wife Connie, Bill Mauldin and wife Janie of San Angelo and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by Louis Mauldin and Mona Mauldin.

Almost everyone in town depended on Johnny for their leather goods. He started working at Mauldin Boot Shop with his father, Louis, until his death in 1988 and has been running the business ever since. You can stop by and pick up your custom boots, saddles, belts and other items and have a nice chat with Johnny. He loved playing golf, music, going to casinos to gamble and exchanging recipes with his son John. She loved to cook, especially her Cajun recipes. He had played with the Country Life Band in previous years and still loved playing the guitar. In recent years he has participated in rodeos, FFA and 4H. He was a hard worker, working as a farmer and in the oil field. Johnny loved to fish and was an avid hunter. Johnny was a huge part of the Pecos community and his family and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cruzita Barragan

Cruzita Barragán, 83, from Zaragoza, died on Thursday. 25,

The mass was celebrated at 2 pm on Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, presided over by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial was in the Zaragoza Cemetery.

Born July 21, 1927 in Presidio, she was a housewife, a lifelong resident of Zaragoza, and a Catholic.

Barragán was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and María Luisa Gutiérrez, and a sister, Manuela Vejil.

Survivors include her husband, José Barragán de Zaragoza; a son, Thomas Barragan of Odessa; two daughters, Rosario López and Romelia Rodríguez, both from Zaragoza; a brother, Francisco Brito de Zaragoza; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

fanora molinero

Fanora Fanny Miller, 92, died peacefully on November 21, 2010 in Kingwood, Tx.

Funeral ceremonies take place at 10:00 am. m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Pecos, with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born in Cross Plains, Texas in August 1918 and was a longtime resident of Pecos. In 1938 she married Ronald Miller, entering into a union that would last 67 years.

The early years of Mrs. Miller were spent in Cross Plains, where she graduated from high school. He spent a year at Tarleton Junior College before transferring to Howard Payne College in Brownwood. He graduated with a B.A. She graduated with a degree in English and Education in August 1938. She immediately married Ronald Miller and they moved to Fort Hancock where she taught fourth grade while Ronald became the high school football coach. She taught for about four years until her husband enlisted in the Navy in 1942. She was a dutiful Navy wife who traveled to be with her husband while he was stationed in the United States. Some of the Mrs. Miller were from the war years.

After the war they returned to Fort Hancock where they owned and operated a cotton and alfalfa farm. In 1955, Mrs. Miller and her husband moved to Pecos to continue growing cotton. He lived in Pecos until moving to Kingwood in 2006.

Mrs. Miller was proud of the accomplishments of his three children. In particular, she was proud that all three of them finished college and each graduated from Texas Tech. She was very fond of spoiling her grandchildren. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Pecos and taught Sunday school in his youth.

Mrs. Miller was an avid bridge player. She was also very interested in golf, more as a spectator than a player.

Survivors include a son, John Miller and his wife Jane, of San Luis Obispo, California; a daughter, Marsha Miller Moorhead and her husband Larry, of Huffman, Texas; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald; a son, Dale Miller and his three sisters.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to First Baptist Church.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

norma gene reynolds

Norma Gene Reynolds, a longtime resident of Pecos, went to the Lord on November 24, 2010. She had been battling pancreatic cancer.

The burial was held at 11 am. m. Monday, November 29 at Christ Church 4th and Bois d'Arc, 1321 W. 4th, Pecos. Funeral service and burial will be at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Jerusalem, Ark., at 10:00 am. m. on Wednesday, December 1st.

Norma Gene was born on May 23, 1925 in Walkers Creek, Arkansas to Audie and Berg Whitehead. On August 4, 1942, at the age of 17, Norma Gene married Elvia Lester Reynolds, Jr. in Texarkana, Ark. After Elvia's return from the war, the couple moved to Abilene, Texas, and St. Louis, Missouri. when he completed college and then dental school. A devoted wife and mother, Norma Gene worked several low-paying jobs in the early years of their marriage to help make ends meet while Elvia finished school. In 1953, Norma Gene moved with Elvia and their two young children to Pecos, where Elvia opened her private dental practice. Norma Gene found a loving home and community in Pecos, where her family grew with the birth of her third child. As an active member of the 4th and Bois d'Arc Church of Christ, Norma Gene has served on several committees. In 1977, Norma Gene further expanded its service to the community by being co-owner and opening the Norma Jeans children's clothing store, where it enjoyed interacting with customers, choosing clothes for many children in Pecos and even bringing its children as role models with clothes. Norma Gene bought out the store's co-owner, Jeannene Tudor, in 1991 and kept the business running until she retired 10 years later.

An avid Pecos socialite, Norma Gene loved being around people. He played for three Bridge clubs and had a keen mind for games of strategy. He has attended functions at the Pecos Senior Center for over 20 years and especially at the facility's annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. She remained a devoted wife for 61 years until the Lord called her husband Elvia home in 2003.

Norma Gene is survived by three children and their spouses: Gayle Reynolds Britt (Ernest, Danny Lester Reynolds (Gwenda) and Randall Webb Reynolds (Lisa); eight grandchildren: Kelvia Reynolds Smith, Kirsten Britt Thomas, Gabriella Reynolds McKittrick, Jessica Britt Jondle, Randall Reynolds , Jr., Rebecca Reynolds Contreras, Amie Reynolds and Alyson Reynolds and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to the Church of Christ 4th and Bois d'Arc or the American Cancer Society.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Juan Baeza

Juan Berajano Baeza, 77, of Balmorhea, Texas, died on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

The rosary will be prayed at 7pm on Monday, November 22, 2010 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea. Funeral Mass will be at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Burial will take place in Balmorhea Cemetery.

He was born in El Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico on August 2, 1933. He worked in the oil field.

Survivors include his wife: Fermana Baeza de Balmorhea; a daughter: Irma Baeza of Odessa; three sons: Abel Baeza of Balmorhea, Sammy Baeza of Odessa and Johnny Baeza of Round Rock; a sister: Eduvijes Galindo from Ojinaga, MX; two brothers: Pablo Baeza of Hobbs, NM and Pedro Baeza of Odessa; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are being made by Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

Geraldo Bustamante

Gerardo Lalo José Villanueva Bustamante, 58, from Odessa, died on Friday, November 19, 2010, at Home Hospice in Odessa.

The rosary is scheduled for Tuesday, November 23 at 7 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Services will be held Wednesday at noon at St. Rose with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born on December 22, 1951, in Ojinaga, Mexico, to Manuel Gonzales Bustamante and Josefa Villanueva Bustamante.

Lalo, a former oilman, loved to joke and laugh with family and friends. Some of his favorite activities were barbecuing, listening to and dancing to music, working on his truck, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

Survivors include a daughter, Josie B. Gibson and her husband, Derek of Imperial; three children, Gerardo Jose Bustamante, Jr. and wife, Sonia of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jacob Bustamante of Imperial, and Elario Bustamante and wife Dandra of Pecos; a brother, Guadalupe V. Bustamante and wife, Debra de Pecos; three sisters, Consuelo B. Ortiz de Hobbs, N.M., Nieves B. Ortega de Pecos, Norma V. Bustamante de Odessa; six grandchildren, Gabriel, Zachary, Dekota, Aidan, Julian Fuentez and Elario Jr.; a granddaughter, Aaliyah, and several nieces and nephews.

The coffin bearers are: Guadalupe V. Bustamante, Gerardo Jose Bustamante, Jr., Jacob Bustamante, Elario Bustamante, Guadalupe Bustamante, Jr., Oscar Hernandez, Jose Bustamante and Gabriel Bustamante.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Manuel Gonzales Bustamante and Josefa Villanueva Bustamante; her sisters, María B. Hernández and Celestina B. Ortiz and her granddaughter, Samantha R. Bustamante.

Special thanks to the ICU staff at MCH Odessa and Home Hospice of Odessa for their care and support.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Chuong, Jen Mann, MD

Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on August 16, 1938, Jen passed away with her family by her side on November 8. He was 72 years old.

Jen graduated in 1967 from China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan and served one year in the Taiwanese Army. He emigrated to the United States in 1968, where he was naturalized on June 16, 1978.

Jen completed her medical training in Chicago as a surgeon and in 1973 moved with her family to Pecos, Texas to begin her medical career. Jen has been practicing medicine for 4 decades, providing personalized care to thousands of patients in communities across Texas and Taiwan.

Jen is survived by his wife of 41 years, Wung; sons William, Edwin and Joseph; sisters Su Chen and Su Yeh; and brother Stanley.

Family and friends are invited to attend Jen's funeral on November 24th at 10am. m. at Memory Garden Memorial Park in Brea, California. In lieu of flowers, send donations in memory of Dr. Jen Mann Chuong to: American Red Cross (1-800-733-2767).

alton scott

Alton Wendell Scott, 78, of Rising Star, died on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Rising Star.

Wendell was born May 17, 1932 in Sweetwater to Earl and Nancy McReynolds Scott. He married Barbara Walters in Lansing, Oklahoma on December 11, 1954. She preceded him in death on September 25, 1977. He later married Ina Ruth Vest in Pecos. She preceded him in death on April 27, 2004. Wendell was a US Army veteran, farmer and member of the Church of Christ. She has lived in Rising Star for the last two years, coming from Verhalen.

Survivors include three children, Billy Scott and his wife Kay of Rising Star, Bruce Scott and his wife Joan of Monahans, Doug Scott and his wife Vinnie of Roswell, N.M.; daughter, Nancy Scott of Hobbs, N.M.; a sister, Jessie Glenn Swann of Gale; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; four brothers, Robert, Thorton, Maurice, Billy Scott and his sister, Frankie Hale.

manuel tapia

Manuel Lara Tapia, 66, from Odessa died on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.

At 7 pm the rosary will be prayed. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at the Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel.

Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 24 at 10:00 am. m. at the Catholic Church of St. Marys with Father Santiago Udayar officiating. Burial will take place at the Los Angeles Cemetery in Odessa.

He was born on August 3, 1944 in Casa de Piedras, Texas, to Roman and Helen (Lara) Tapia. He was a safety maintenance supervisor at Halliburton. He was a veteran of the Texas National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Tapia; two sons, Mark Tapia and Manuel Tapia Jr.; a daughter, Melissa Steen, all from Odessa, sisters, Elfida Howard, Elidia Leonard and Eva Martinez, all from Pecos, and four grandchildren.

Services are provided by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

Ingrid Pared Armstrong

Ingrid Wall Armstrong, 87, passed away in Lubbock, TX after a long and blessed life on November 13, 2010.

He was born on August 29, 1923 in Berlin, Germany and moved with his parents to New York, NY at the age of 11. She later married the love of her life, Fred P. Armstrong, who brought her to Pecos, TX, where she became part of a large West Texas pioneer family and a pure Texan. She joined her husband in worship as a member of the First Baptist Church. Ingrid has expressed her leadership skills through her volunteer activities, which include P.T.A., scouting, politics, and many other community efforts. She was active in her husband's livestock operations and other business ventures. Ingrid is best described as a faithful and loving wife, mother and friend to many. She has raised three children and many other relationships, endlessly giving of herself.

Ingrid was preceded in death by her husband and parents. She leaves her beloved children; daughter, Dorothy (Gary) Cowan; two children, Steve (Barbara) and Herb; six grandchildren, Christi, Eric (Cindy) and Kyle Cowan; Slade Armstrong, Jennifer (Steve) Osterloh and Stephanie (Brian) Hall; six great-grandchildren, Cody and Kaylynn Cowan, Reese and Hayden Hall, and Cullen and Sydney Osterloh. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Hope Wilson; brother-in-law, Cole Armstrong; cousin, Gloria Morrison; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 pm to 6 pm. m., Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Pecos Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 10:00 am. m. at First Baptist Church in Pecos, TX, with the Rev. Clark Ford of Midland and the Rev. Greer Willis officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home, Lubbock, TX.

Memorials can be made west of the Pecos Museum, P.O. Box 1748, Pecos, TX 79772, or Cal Farleys Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174, or a charity of your choice.

Manuel Nunes

Manuel Flores Núñez, 89, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.

The rosary is scheduled for Friday, November 19 at 7:30 pm. m. in the chapel of the Pecos Funeral Home.

Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 20 at 10 am. m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born May 13, 1921 in Loving, N.M., he was a retired railroad worker and Catholic.

Survivors include two sons, Pedro Nunez de Pecos, Francisco Nunez de Odessa; four daughters, Gloria N. Gonzales, Maria N. Martinez of Pecos, Hortencia N. Galindo of Odessa, Yolanda N. Villalobos of Barstow; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dolores Chavez

Dolores S. Chavez, 78, of Pecos, died on Friday, November 12, 2010.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., on Tuesday, November 16, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, presided over by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born January 14, 1932 in Lamesa, he was a laborer/farmer, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Chávez was preceded by his parents, Nacho and Amada Chávez; three sons, Joe Chavez, Richard and David Chavez; a son-in-law Gabriel Pérez; two brothers, Ramón and Ignacio Chávez.

Survivors include his wife, Petra Mendez Chavez of Pecos; two sons, Hector Chavez and Mario Carrasco de Pecos; five daughters, Luz Alderete, Rosie Galindo, Margaret Perez, Pat Chavez and Dolores Munoz de Pecos; four sisters, Maria Chavez de Hobbs, N.M., Esperanza Garcia de Portales, N.M., Juana Florez de Taylor, Tx. and Nancy Chavez of California; three brothers, Pablo Chavez of Hobbs, N.M., Israel Chavez of Hereford, Tx., Amado Chavez of Pecos; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dr. Juan M. Chuong

Funeral arrangements are pending for Dr. John M. Chuong, former physician to the Pecos family, who passed away on Monday, November 8, 2010.

She gave birth to many babies in Pecos, but when liability insurance costs became prohibitively high in the 1990s, she moved her practice to Taiwan, where she built her own multi-story hospital, pharmacy and ambulance service. In the late 1990s, he moved his practice to Gun Barrel, Texas, where he continued his practice until her death.

Survivors include his wife of many years, Wang, and several children.

myrtle hood

Myrtle Faye Hood was born in Balmorhea, Texas on June 5, 1926. She grew up in Balmorhea and Pecos and graduated from Pecos High School in 1943. From an early age, she and her sister could be heard playing and singing, and performed several times at the Pecos Rodeo.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 14 at 2:30 pm. m. at the Carriage House at 1357 Bernard St. in Denton with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery the day after the memorial service.

She was the daughter of Wilbur Ray and Ella Mae Weinacht Moore. She married Phillip W. Hood on October 4, 1946 in Pecos and had two sons, Phillip Ray Hood and William Arthur Hood, who are both deceased. Moving to Denton in 1981, she was a gospel singer and is fondly remembered by all who heard her beautiful voice accompanied by her 12-string guitar. Her performance group in Denton, known as the Myrtle Hood and Friends Band, performed throughout the area at various nursing, rehabilitation, and assisted living facilities. For many years, at Christmas, local university students also joined her in carol.

Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Winnie Mae and Maynard Spitz of Manchaca, Texas, daughters-in-law Karla Hood of Summerville, South Carolina, Linda Hood of Brighton, Colorado, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements by Mulkey/Mason Jack Schmitz-Son Funeral Home at 705 North Locust St. in Denton.

In lieu of flowers, she asked that memorial donations be made to feed the children (feedthechildren/org).

Maribel Martinez

Maribel G. Martinez, 46, of Barstow, died on Saturday, November 13, 2010.

On Thursday, November 18th, there will be a rosary at 7:30 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Mass is scheduled for Friday, November 19 at 2 pm. m. at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, officiated by Father Fabián A. Márquez. Burial will be in Barstow Cemetery.

Born March 22, 1964, in Pecos, she was a lifelong resident of Barstow, an administrative assistant for the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD, and a Catholic.

Martinez was preceded in death by her father, Robert Ortega.

Survivors include a son, Christopher Ray Martinez and wife, Deandra de Pecos; two daughters, Jessica Marie Martinez of Barstow, Gabriella Ann Martinez and husband, Eddie Gomez of Pecos; his mother, Beatrice Ortega of Barstow; four sisters, Cherry Dale Ortega of San Angelo, Pam Herrera, Daniella Bustillos and Leann Bustillos of Pecos; a brother, Barstow coach Robbie Ortega; maternal grandparents, Rodolfo Gonzales de Barstow, Sabina Bustillos de Pecos; two grandchildren, Abigail and Aidan Gomez of Pecos and a niece, Sarah Moreno of San Angelo.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joel Martinez

Joel Martinez, 47, of Barstow, died on Saturday, November 13, 2010 in Barstow.

At 7:30 pm the rosary will be celebrated. m., Wednesday, in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Mass is scheduled for Thursday at 10 am. in the Catholic church of Santa Rosa, officiated by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Monahans Cemetery.

Born October 2, 1963 in Pecos, handyman and Catholic.

Martinez was preceded in death by a sister, Marbella Martinez.

Survivors include a son, Christopher Martinez of Pecos; two daughters, Jessica Martinez of Barstow, Gabriella Martinez of Pecos; his parents, Jose Martinez from Pecos, Marcella Martinez from Odessa; three brothers, Manuel Martinez of McKinney, Tx., Isaac Martinez of Odessa, Joey Martinez Jr. from Pecos; two sisters, Patricia Carrasco and Sonya Valdez from Odessa; two grandchildren, Abigail and Aiden Gomez.

The Peaceful Garden Funeral Chapel is in charge of the preparations.

Benino Sanchez

Benino Ben Sanchez, 82, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in Pecos.

The funeral ceremonies took place at 2 pm. m. on Monday, November 15, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church and the burial took place at Toyah Cemetery.

He was born on February 28, 1928 in Candelaria, Texas, he married Eugenia Carrasco on November 2, 1942 and together they had 11 children. Ben has lived and raised his family in Toyah for 51 years, his passion being his family and friends, as well as his John Deere and Ford tractor. He grew several varieties of squash during the summer months as a hobby. Those who know Ben loved his stories and sayings. Those who love him will miss his positive attitude.

Sanchez was preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia; daughter, Juanita Rojas and son, Benino Sanchez Jr.

Survivors include their children, Adela George of Gordonsville, VA., Maria McComb of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Senaida Sandy Sutton and Josefa Jojo Jimenez of Pecos, Cruz Crissy Millan of Andrews, Ramon Sanchez of Midland, Uphemia Mary McKern of Keizer, Oregon, Olga Lopez of Pecos and Anna McIntyre of Lees Summit, MO.; sisters, Nena Marquez and Maria Franco of Odessa, Faustina Flores of Van Horn, Lupe Tarango of Andrews, Gavina Pallan of Dallas, Julia Mora of Big Lake, Apolina Montoya; brothers, Simón Sánchez de Van Horn, Ramón Sánchez, Dolores Sánchez; 26 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Guillermo Alaniz

Guillermo G. Alaniz, 84, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in Odessa.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Friday, November 12, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with the officiation of Father Pete Garcia. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born June 25, 1926 in Presidio, lifelong resident of Pecos, served in the United States Navy, retired, Catholic.

Alaniz was preceded in death by two brothers, Manuel and Rodolfo Alaniz, and two sisters, Carmen Domínguez and María Reyes.

Survivors include three daughters, Josefina A. Escobar of San Jose, California, Maria Dresher of Las Vegas, Nevada, Socorro Bocanan of Agoura, California; three sisters, Marciria Huertas, Alvina Lara and Precilliana Rede, all from Pecos; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is making preparations. Marcos Prieto Marcos Palan O. Prieto, 64, of Kermit, died on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, in Odessa. A rosary will be held at 7:30 pm, Saturday, November 11, 2010, in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held later at Santa Rosa Catholic Church. Born October 7, 1946 in Candelaria, Tx., served in the US military, was retired, lived in Kermit for over 30 years, and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Amparo F. Prieto de Kermit; two sons, Rojelio and Javier Prieto de Kermit; two sisters, Agapita Matta from Pecos, Aurora Herrera from Midland; six brothers, Liborio Prieto of Grandfalls, Hilario Prieto of Phoenix, Arizona, Alberto and Victorio Prieto of Pecos, Apolinar Prieto of Big Spring, Dario Prieto of Washington, DC and three grandchildren, Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Liboria Lopez

Liboria D. Lopez, 85, of Pecos, died on Thursday. 4, 2010, in Zaragoza.

Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 9, at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Zaragoza, presided over by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be in the Zaragoza Cemetery.

Lopez was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Lopez and a son, Manuel Lopez.

Born September 11, 1925 in Balmorhea, she was a housewife and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Felipe López; seven children, Tomás, Mike, José Luis and Felipe López, Jr., all from Zaragoza, Abel López de Monahans, Rudy López de Pecos, Jesse López de Balmorhea; seven daughters, Gloria Lopez de Arizona, Elia Estrada, Sylvia Mendoza, Yolanda Lopez de Zaragoza, Mary Jane Rios de Pecos, Teresa Salinas de Andrews, Maribel Hernandez de Slaton; a sister, Elisa Rodríguez, from Zaragoza; 45 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Benjamin Matta

Benjamin N. Matta, 90, of Pecos, died on Thursday, November 4, 2010.

Mass was celebrated at noon on Monday, November 8, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born April 1, 1920 in Zaragoza, he was a retired Catholic businessman.

Survivors include his wife, Jesus Chuy Matta from Pecos; four children, Ben Matta Jr. of Las Cruces, N.M., Louis and Jerry Matta of Pecos, Raymond Matta of Fort Stockton; two daughters, Hilda Kershman of Houston, Mary Hollopeter of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a brother, Thomas Matta of Vacelia, California; two sisters, Elvira Garcia from Presidio, Maria Matta from Vacelia, California; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

javier olives

Javier Julius Olivas died on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at Pecos County Memorial Hospital.

At 7 pm the rosary was celebrated. m., Wednesday, October 27, at the Gentry Funeral Home.

The burial at the tomb was held at 11 am. m. Thursday, October 28, at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Fort Stockton.

Survivors include: his mother, Bianca Corral; his father, Rigoberto Olivas; two brothers, Adrian Jude Olivas and Daniel Joseph Olivas.

A Gentry Funeral Home of Fort Stockton was in charge of two preparations.

Ernesto Bustillos

Ernest Garcia Bustillos passed away on October 26, 2010.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October 29th at 10:00 am. m. at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

On Thursday, October 28, the rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm. m. in the chapel of the Pecos Funeral Home.

You worked so hard for those you loved. You said goodbye to no one, your spirit flew away before we knew it; his work on earth was done. We miss you now, our hearts are aching, as time goes by we miss you more. Your loving smile, your gentle face; no one can fill your vacant place. His life was love and work, his love for his true family. You did the best for all of us. I will always remember you.

Ernest Garcia Bustillos went to heaven (or the big baseball field in the sky) to be with his beloved son and father. He was born on October 21, 1943 to Sabina García Bustillos and Cruz Bustillos. He met and married his beautiful wife, Rebecca Marquez, 42 years ago.

Ernest's other love (besides his children) was baseball. He played with the Barstow Bears and Pecos Aidres and later the Old-Timers League. He was a retired corrections officer and worked at the Reeves County Sheriff's Office and the Reeves County Detention Center.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Bustillos de Pecos; four daughters, Pam Herrera, Daniella and Leanna Bustillos from Pecos and Maribel Martinez from Barstow. He has a sister Amelia Natividad from Decatur, Tx. and a brother, Rene Bustillos of Decatur, Tx., had three grandchildren and several nieces and new and many longtime family and friends. Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Juracy McCall Ray

Juracy Jones McCall Ray, 85, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 25, 2010.

He was born on May 7, 1925 on a farm in Arapauá, Brazil, South America, to Edgar Earl and Rose Acunah Jones. She died in Denton, where she and L.M had lived in Dogwood Estates for the last three years.

Worship Service will be held at 10:00 am. m., Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the Denton Funeral Home on S. Carroll Blvd. in Denton, Texas. She will be buried at Johnson Cemetery in Munday, Texas. The wake with the family will be one hour before the service.

Greer Willis, pastor of First Baptist Church of Pecos, Texas, will officiate.

Juracy grew up in Munday, graduating from high school in 1942. She attended Hardin Simmons in Abilene and then received her BA in business from the University of North Texas in 1946. While studying at NTSU, she met and married Jack McCall. In 1950 they began their teaching career in Anton, Grapevine, Munday, Odessa and Pecos. She touched many young lives during those 46 years. During her tenure as a teacher, she served as president of the Texas State Teachers Association. Classroom teachers and PTA organization from various schools. While at Pecos, she was named Teacher of the Year at Bessie Haynes Elementary School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lewis Jones, and a sister, Lola Clements.

She leaves her husband of 10 years, L.M. Ray, and grandson, Brian Ray of Dallas, daughter and son-in-law Debe and Grady Booker of Corinth, grandchildren, Craig and Stephanie Booker of Irving, Brooke and Bart Kirby of Shady Shores, and the joy of life, great-grandchildren Heath and Avery Booker of Irving .

Also surviving are his nieces, Jeri (Gary) McWilliams of Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, Margaret (Bob) Anderson of Austin, TX, and Dona (Bruce) Bliss of Knoxville Ten; grandnephews, Patrick, Scott (Lupita), Matthew and Josh McWilliams; grandnieces, Minda and Megan Anderson; and great-grandchildren, Devin and Grayson McWilliams, and a host of loving friends.

In lieu of flowers, you can donate to the charity of your choice or First Baptist Church of Pecos, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Denton Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

petra alvarez

Petra Alvarez, 90, a lifelong West Texas resident, died on the morning of Friday, October 22, at Sierra Providence Hospital in El Paso after a brief illness.

The funeral ceremonies took place at 11:00 am. m. Monday, October 25 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Growing up in Balmorhea, Ms. Alvarez lived there until 1968, when the family moved to Pecos, and was living in Pecos at the time of her husband Santiago's death in May 1996. She moved to El Paso in 1997, where she remained for the rest of her life.

Blessed with great longevity, Petra was a source of great love and inspiration to her family and many friends and relatives, and she found great joy and satisfaction in watching her children and grandchildren grow in love and faith. She will be greatly missed by many and will always remember this beautiful, sweet old lady. The family wishes to thank the staff at Pebble Hills Nursing Center and Sierra Providence for their compassion and care.

Mrs. Alvarez was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Santiago Alvarez, in 1996.

Survivors include a daughter, Margarita F. Rivera of El Paso; a son, David Alvarez of Austin; granddaughters, Margarita Chrestman of Albuquerque, N.M., Annabelle Garcia of El Paso and three grandchildren, Gilbert Rivera of El Paso, Adam and Luke Alvarez of Austin. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home was responsible for the arrangements.

john carpenter

John William Carpenter (Coach) passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010.

The funeral service was held on Monday, October 25, 2010, at 10:00 am. m. at Westside Church of Christ, 100 Crestmont Dr. in Mesa. Burial followed at Memory Gardens of The Valley.

Carpenter was born in Pyote, Texas on February 1, 1945 to Mary Hudson Carpenter and William Elmo Carpenter. He was raised in Pecos, where he graduated from Pecos High School and played football and baseball.

Carpenter graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, began his coaching career at Irvin High School where he coached wrestling and football, later teaching and coaching at El Paso Coronado, Fabens, Lubbock Coronado, Van Horn, Tuloso Midway. , Canutillo, Burges and back to Coronado, where he ended his career as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach. John was a longtime member of both the Texas High School Coaches Association and the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. He separated from the T.H.S.C.A's baseball advisory committee from 1999-2000, was Director of Region 1 for the T.H.S.B.C.A from 2000-2002, and coached the 2002 All Star 5A at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. He was the head coach of the Texas senior team from 2000 to 2005. John was preceded in death by his parents and youngest son, John Brian. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy Rogers Carpenter, and their children Christopher and Casey. He was a member of the Westside Church of Christ.

Howard Bryan of Westside Church of Christ officiating. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, Texas 79912.

Doyle anxious

Family services for Doyle Eager, 73, of Odessa will be held in Odessa at a later date.

Mr. Eager died on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Longview. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview.

Mr. Eager was born March 31, 1937 in Cross Plains, TX to Carl and Zudora Eager, he was a retired Treanor Equipment salesman and a US Army veteran. On December 28, 1958, he married his wife of 51 years, Donna Kay Lehman, who preceded him in death on February 10, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include a son Lyle Eager of Longview; a daughter, Marlyn Eager of Odessa; a sister, Mona Tappan of Farmington, NM; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice at Margarets House, 5016 Gilmer Rd., Longview, TX 75604.

A commemorative guestbook can be signed at the HYPERLINK "http://www.raderfh.com" www.raderfh.com.

Seleta Dávila

Seleta C. Davila, 84, of Pearsall, died on Thursday, September 30, 2010 in Pearsall.

Mass was held at 9 am. m. Monday, October 4 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with burial at West Catholic Cemetery in Pearsall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Dávila; sons, Eddie and Clem Davila and parents, Clemente and Marciala (Imperial) Carrizales.

Survivors include their children: Rudy Davila and wife Mary de Uvalde, Juan Antonio Davila and partner Rosela de Laredo, Albert Davila and wife Maria de Pearsall, Juanita Davila and partner Louis Matta from Pecos, Alicia Davila de Pearsall and Lisa Davila Palomino and her husband Frank de Pearsall; a sister, Evarista Gonzales de Pearsall; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The Hurley Funeral Home of Pearsall was in charge of the arrangements.

Jose Lerma

Jose Lerma, 39, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am on Saturday at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, presided over by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born November 25, 1970 in Portland, Oregon, he was a truck driver/construction worker, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Erika Lerma from Pecos; three daughters, Alejandra, Alexa and Aliah Lerma, all from Pecos; his parents, José Manuel and Josefina Lerma de Pecos; paternal grandparents, Sabino Lerma and María Refugio De Lerma from Juárez, Mexico; a sister, Lorena L. Morales de Pecos and a brother, Lorenzo Lerma de Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

charles brown

Charles Brown, 71, of Pecos, died on Friday, October 15, 2010, in Odessa.

At 14:00 there will be a mass in the chapel. Tuesday at Peaceful Garden Funeral Chapel with Brother James Henderson officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born August 14, 1939 in Texarkana, Arca. He was retired, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a member of the Church of God.

Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Etta Brown.

Survivors include five sisters, Doris Johnson, Roberzine Mendoza, Ethel Jordana of Sacramento, California, Irene Tobias of Canada, Ella Mae Brown of Las Vegas, Nevada; two brothers, Major and Sammy Brown of Las Vegas, Nevada, Rev. Arthur Brown of Sacramento, California. and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Enrique Rodriguez

Enrique Rodriguez, 65, of Pecos, Morreu on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Wednesday, October 20, at the Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Balmorhea, officiated by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born January 18, 1945 in Balmorhea, he was a lifelong resident of Balmorhea, retired and Catholic.

Rodríguez was preceded in death by his parents, Enrique and Elvira Rodríguez, and a sister, Priscilla Rodríguez.

Survivors include three children, Enrique Rodríguez Jr., Ricardo Rodríguez, both of Houston, Jesse Rodríguez of Victoria; a daughter, Myra Kubesh, from Wisconsin; five sisters, Velma Minjares, Faye Valles, both of Pecos, Diana Rayos, Edna Martinez of Las Vegas, Nevada, Betty Sue Evaro of Hobbs, N.M.; a brother, Robert Rodriguez, of Las Vegas, Nevada; and several grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Lino Delgado, 86, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Carlsbad Medical Center Hospital in Carlsbad, N.M.

Mass will be celebrated at noon on Friday, October 15, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with the celebration of Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born September 23, 1925 in Chihuahua, Mexico, he was a lifelong resident of Pecos, retired and Catholic.

Survivors include three sons, Humberto and Sergio Delgado of Pecos, Rene Delgado of Carlsbad, N.M.; two stepchildren, Mario Zermino of Corpus Christi, George Zermeno of Barstow; a daughter, Roxanne Hernandez of Carlsbad, N.M.; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Raymond Subia

Raymond Subia, 79, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at Home Hospice in Odessa.

Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am on Friday at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, presided over by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 28, 1931, in Pecos, he was retired, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Subia was preceded in death by her parents, Abrão and Rosa Subia, and a sister, Dominga Docery.

Survivors include a sister, Gloria Natividad of Andrews, and a brother, Adan Subia of Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Georgia Morrison, 98, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2010.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Fairview Cemetery in Pecos, with Pastor Greer Willis officiating. The visit was held on Friday, October 1, at the Pecos Funeral Home at 6:00 pm.

He was born on February 15, 1912 to Robert E. and Myrtle Johnson. She graduated from Pecos High School and attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She was the granddaughter of R.S. Johnson, who built the Orient Hotel and Saloon, which now stands west of the Pecos Museum. Mrs. Morrison was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church and active in its community. He was a member of the 20th Century Club, was an active member of the Hospital Auxiliary at Reeves County Hospital until four years ago, and a member of the American Cancer Society. She gave her unconditional love to everyone and was truly a LADY! Her family loved her and she will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Morrison, a former Pecos postmaster; brother, Robert E. Johnson III, and sister, Florence Poer.

He is survived by three sons, Robert Norman Morrison of Cebu, Philippines; Jim Morrison and his wife Pat of Ft. Worth; Wray Morrison of Pleasanton, Texas; two grandchildren, Jami Ohman of San Angelo, Nicole Morrison of Ft. Worth; four great-grandchildren, Austin Geldard of Ft. Worth, Gage Ohman, Gavin Ohman, Gunnar Ohman from San Angelo; niece Rosanne Enmon and husband Vernon of Hearst, Tx. and nephew, Bob Poer and wife Caroline of Midland, and other nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made west of the Pecos Museum.

Pecos Funeral Home was responsible for the arrangements.

My son

A little boy so young but so bold

The strength of a warrior a true heart of gold

When you were a kid, I scolded you like nobody else

There is no greater joy than a son to his mother

you finally crossed

The pearly gates we found

Come closer my son, just reach out your hand

Your father, your brothers are here waiting

Absolute pure bliss the view is amazing

Rodney, Roger, Roxanne you three are my life

Our lives were filled with love, laughter and fighting.

My love for you is abundant and never ending

let's not forget your mother

My wife my only best friend

I'm turning a page in my book of life

Until we meet again;

Because I can't bear to say goodbye

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Alfredo Pancho C. López, 56 years old, died on October 3, 2010 in Odessa.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 7 at 2:00 pm. m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

He was born on December 15, 1953.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Blas López, Manuel López and Santos López.

Survivors include his wife, Rosario S. López de Balmorhea; sons, Rodney Lopez, Roger Lopez, stepson Edward Ray Lozano de Balmorhea; daughter, Roxanne Lopez de Balmorhea; brothers, Domingo Lopez, Jr. from Odessa, Calis Lopez, Pedro Lopez from Pecos, José Lopez from Balmorhea, Felipe Lopez from Zaragoza; sisters, Sostena Lopez de Pecos, Micaela Lopez, Ramona Lopez, Chavela Ornelas de Portales, N.M., Agustina Duran de Artesia, N.M., Romelda Gutierrez de Midland; eight grandchildren also survive.

Pecos Funeral Home was responsible for the arrangements.

Dorothy Moore

Dorothy Catherine Cathy Moore, 60, of Shawnee, died October 1, 2010 in Oklahoma City after a long illness.

Funeral services will be held on October 4, 2010 at 10 am. m. at Trinity Pavilion in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born on May 7, 1950 to Warren and Carolyn Smith. Cathy is a graduate of Pecos High School.

Survivors include daughters Molly Kinsey and fiance JW Smith and daughter Morgan of Stephenville, Marcy Looney and daughter Presley of Del Rio, a son, Matthew Moore and wife Liz, and sons Dustin and Austin of Wellington, TX.

In lieu of flowers, make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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Benjamin Daddy Ben Natividad, 72, of Pecos, died on Thursday, September 30, 2010.

Mass was celebrated at 2 pm on Monday, October 4, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, presided over by Father Trine Fuentes. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born March 15, 1938 in Toyahvale, served in the US Army, retired, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Natividad received Ruiz's Profile of Courage/Hidden Hero Award, presented at the 2000 Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Belen Natividad; a daughter, Evangelina; a great-granddaughter, Kyera Archuleta; one sister and five brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Ernestina Natividad de Pecos; a son, Eugene Nativity; three daughters, Lupita Natividad de Pecos, Anna Ornelas de Odessa; a sister, Belén Juaquina Fuentes de las Peças; two brothers, José Natividad and Rubén Natividad, both from Pecos; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Conceicao Salazar

Concepcion Concha Alvarado Salazar, 66, of Chichosha, Oklahoma, died on Monday, September 27, 2010, in Dallas.

At 14:00 there will be a funeral mass. m., Saturday, October 2, at West Park Baptist Church with Rey Carreón officiating.

Born June 28, 1944 in Ojinaga, Chih., Mexico, she is a lifelong Oklahoma resident, homemaker, and Baptist.

Salazar was preceded in death by her husband, Reymundo Salazar; a son, Martín Salazar; a daughter, Juanita; three sisters, Viola Marmolejo, Luzmilla Armendáriz and Delma Valencia and one brother, Jesús Alvarado.

Survivors include five children, Jesse Salazar of Pecos, Chris and Thelma Salazar of Arlington, Javier and Dora Calderon of Austin, Victor and Nora Porras of Ojinaga, Mexico, Reymundo Jr. and Carmen Salazar of San Diego; six daughters, Adela Alvarado and Richard Hayes of Pecos, Anita and Daniel Cobarrubio of Chichosha, Oklahoma, Corina Calderon of Big Spring, Andrea and Ruben Rios of Ennis, Martha and Greg Leyva, and Gloria and Carlos Leyva of Odessa; three sisters, Lila Urquiel de Kermit, Herminia Carrasco and Lupe Plata de Dallas; three brothers, Oscar Alvarado of Ojinaga, Mexico, Leopoldo Alvarado of Kermit and Rigo Alvarado of Dallas; 26 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Artie Elizabeth Luck, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, October 3 at 2:00 pm. m. at Fairview Cemetery in Pecos with Pastor Ron Garcia officiating.

Artie Elizabeth Luck was born on February 21, 1951 in Roswell, New Mexico. Survivors include her son, Jeff Luck, of El Paso, her niece, Rose Mary Scroggins, and her husband, Wayne, of Pecos. He is also survived by many friends whose lives he has touched. Arrangements are under the direction of Pecos Funeral Home.

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Arlton Dwain Bottoms, 77, of Alvin, Texas, died on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Webster, Texas.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10:00 am. m. at Scott Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Confederate Cemetery, Alvin, Texas.

Bottoms was born April 25, 1933 in Teague, Texas and resided in Alvin for 25 years, formerly in Balmorhea for 24 years. He was a heavy equipment operator for Brazoria County C R Prct. #3 and a member of the Baptist faith.

Bottoms was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Ruby Bottoms, brothers, Kenneth Bottoms, Bill Bottoms, Bob Bottoms and sisters, Peggy Bottoms Strange, Linda Bottoms and Patsy Bottoms Ray.

Survivors include his wife, Gwen Bottoms of Alvin; a daughter, Debbie Bryan of Alvin; a son, Carl Bottoms of Alvin; two sisters, Alvin's Brenda Batson, Tyler's Azalea Nowlin; a brother Larry Bottoms, Sr. of Alvin, six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

The family requests that instead of flowers, memorials be made for the Alvin Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 2102 W. Lang, Alvin, Texas 77511.

Arrangements under the direction of the Scott Family, 1421 E. Highway 6, Alvin, Texas 77511 (281) 585-1000.

Rumaldo Dominguez

Rumaldo G. Dominguez (Peanut), 70, left to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in Pecos, Texas.

Rumaldo was born on February 7, 1940 in Paso San Antonio, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Tiburcio and Santos Dominguez. He was retired from Duval. He was married for 50 years to Flora Domínguez.

Rumaldo is survived by his wife, Flora (Flo) Dominguez of Pecos, Texas; three sons: Rumaldo Dominguez, Jr., Joey Dominguez, Victor Dominguez, all from Odessa, Texas; daughters, Gloria D. Gage and husband, Jon David and Becky Dominguez Lujan, also of Odessa, Texas. Rumaldo is also survived by six grandchildren, Jacob Dominguez and his wife Naomi, Anthony Gonzales and his partner Abby, Jeremy Dominguez and his wife Nikki, all of Odessa, Texas, Franchesca D. Valdez and her husband Isaac of Lubbock, Texas, Cynthia Lujan and Melissa Lujan from Odessa, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Ashtin Dominguez, Jayden Dominguez, Jordan Dominguez, Cameron Castillo and baby Valdez; a brother, Hermerejildo Dominguez of Carbondale, Colorado; three sisters, Maria (Cuca) Suchil of Odessa, Agripina Leyva of Phoenix, Arizona, and Diega Urias of Ft. Stockton, Texas; and last but not least, her Chihuahua Chelsea.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Francisco (Pancho) Dominguez.

The family will host friends from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 11:00 am in the Chapel at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, with Pastor Don Caywood officiating.

The porters will be Jacob Dominguez, Anthony Gonzales, Jeremy Dominguez, Juan Urias, David Suchil, Marco Suchil, Adrian Bujando and Edward Aguilar.

At this time, we, the Dominguez family, want to thank all of our wonderful friends and family for their support, prayers, flowers, food and monetary gifts. Thanks to the American Home Health Hospice in Pecos, Texas, especially Darla Blackstock and Myra Taylor for caring for our father during his illness.

Thank you all once again and may God bless each one of you abundantly.

Benjamin Morales

Benjamin Morales, 33, of Pecos, died on Friday, September 24, 2010 in Huntsville.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 28, at St. Rose, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born September 23, 1977 in Pecos, a laborer, construction worker and carpenter, he lived in Huntsville for 13 years and was Catholic.

Survivors include his parents, Manuel Morales of Pecos, Adam and Maria Magdeleno Garcia of Huntsville; a sister, Rocío Crystal Davis of Livingston; a brother, Danny Morales of Odessa; his maternal grandmother, Ramona Magdaleno Burrola from Juárez, Mexico; paternal grandparents Adamand Manuela Garcia from Odessa; paternal grandparents, Armando and Maria Morales of Chicago, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roberto Bybee

Robert William Bybee, 90, of Dallas, died on Tuesday, September 19, 2010, in Dallas.

Burial will be on Saturday, September 25th at 11am. m. at Ft. Stockton First Presbyterian Church, with Dr. James R. Miles officiating. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Ft. Stockton.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Verplank, Corinne Simpler and Joan Bybee; a sister, Martha Bybee Mills; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The Bybee family requests that instead of flowers, memorials be made to: UT Geology Department, The Robert W. Bybee Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 7727, Austin, Texas, 78713-0074.

The Gentry Funeral Home of Fort Stockton is in charge of the arrangements.

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Gilbert Pallan, 51, of Pecos, died on Monday, September 20, 2010.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m., Thursday, September 23, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born August 22, 1959 in Carlsbad, N.M., he was a seismometer operator for Dawson, a lifelong Pecos resident and Catholic.

Pallan was preceded in death by his father, Jesús Luján.

Survivors include his mother, Carolina Luján de Pecos; a sister, Terri Morales of Pecos; a brother, Jesse Lujan of Pecos, and 23 nieces and nephews.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maria Dominguez

Maria Luisa Rosalez Dominguez, 63, of Pecos, died on Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Odessa.

Mass will be at 2 pm on Wednesday at the Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born February 20, 1947 in Big Well, she was a homemaker, longtime Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Justo L. Dominguez Jr. from Pecos; six sons, Nicasio R., Larry R., Justo III, Ernest R., Jerry R., and Gabriel R. Dominguez, all from Pecos; three daughters, Brenda R. Dominguez, Janet D. Anchondo, and Deborah D. Bustamantes de Pecos; three brothers, Domingo G. Rosalez, Ramiro G. Rosalez of Hereford, Martin G. Rosalez of Lubbock; 34 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eva Fuentes

Eva M. Fuentes, 70, of Balmorhea, died on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

There will be mass at 10 am. m., Thursday, September 23, at Balmorhea Baptist Church with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born June 20, 1940 in Marfa, she was a librarian and housewife, a long-time resident of Balmorhea and a Catholic.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Otilia M. Lujan.

Survivors include her husband, Miguel G. Fuentes de Balmorhea; two children, Ricardo Fuentes de Odessa, Joe Fuentes and wife, Irene de Odessa; three brothers, Ismael R. Martinez of Houston, Pedro R. and Catarino R. Martinez of Odessa; three sisters, Juana M. García from San Antonio, María M. Martínez from Odessa; four grandchildren, Michael Fuentes and Mandy Cook of San Marcos, Amanda R. and Esteban R. Fuentes of Odessa, and four great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Services are incomplete for Gilbert M. Pallan, 51, of Pecos, who died Monday, September 20, at Reeves County Hospital.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

franco rivera

Services are incomplete for Frank Matta Rivera, 61, who died on Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Bryan.

Rivera was born on June 4, 1949 in Pecos de Antonio and Minge Rayos. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Rivera of Odessa; a son, Frank Rivera de Bryan; two stepdaughters, Michelle Rodriguez and Daisy Lujan, both from Odessa; two sisters, Hortencia Ulate and Teresa Ulate, both from Odessa; several other half-brothers and half-sisters; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Harry Barron Jr.

Harry Barron Jr., 68, of Balmorhea, died on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.

Mass will be at 11 am. m., Friday, September 17, at Christ the King Catholic Church, with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

He was born on April 29, 1942 in Runge, Tx. and he was Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Blanca Barron de Balmorhea; two sons, Christian Barron of Odessa, Harry Barron III of Balmorhea; two daughters, Palmira Aguirre of Chihuahua, Mexico, Sandra Perez of Lubbock; two sisters, Sylvia Barron of Temple, Rebecca Hernandez of Lubbock; brother-in-law Heber Portillo Gutierres; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jose H. Reyes, 86, of Pecos, died on Monday, September 13, 2010.

Mass was held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 16, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, with interment at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born July 31, 1924 in Rule, Tx., served in the United States Air Force, was retired, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and was Catholic.

Reyes was preceded in death by his parents, José and Manuela Reyes; Santiago, Luis and Frank Reyes and Petra Aguilar.

Survivors include his wife, Aurora Corrales Reyes; three sons, Steve, Mario, and Jose Reyes III, of Pecos; four daughters, Rosalinda Sharp, Ginebra Salgado, Petra and Aurora Reyes de Pecos; three brothers, Steve Reyes of Knox City, Tx., David and Rodolfo Reyes of Pecos; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Nicasio Carrasco

Nicasio Carrasco, 84, of Pecos, died on Sunday, September 5, 2010 in Odessa.

Mass will be at 11:30 am. m., Wednesday, September 8, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born October 11, 1925 in Ruidosa, Tx., he was self-employed and Catholic.

Carrasco was preceded in death by his parents, Canuto Carrasco and Angelita Escondon.

Survivors include four daughters, Becky Alvarez of Austin, Mandy and Melissa Sotelo, Norma Villareal of Pecos, Prissy Rodriguez of Hobbs, N.M.; a son, Pete Rayos of Austin; a sister, Manuela Carrasco Contreras de Pecos and many nieces and nephews.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ysidro Dominguez

Ysidro Dominguez, 77, of Pecos, died on Sunday, September 5, 2010 in Odessa.

Mass will be at 3 pm. m., Wednesday, September 8, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born May 15, 1933 in Pecos, he was a test track pilot, a lifelong resident of Pecos, served in the United States Army, and was Catholic.

Dominguez was preceded in death by his parents, Pilar and Juanita Dominguez; three sisters, Paula Gonzales, Hope Galvan and Jane Villanueva of Odessa and several nieces and nephews.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Beverly Cothrun Dilworth (Shook)

Beverly Dilworth died on Monday, August 30, 2010, in Fresno, California.

The family will hold a memorial service to celebrate his life at a later date.

Beverly Ann Cothrun was born in Pecos, Texas on September 22, 1935, to Ruth Dick and Cecil Isaac Cothrun, the oldest of three children. She married Glen Shook on June 10, 1953. She was a member of the Disciples of Christ (Christian) Church.

Shook has had the opportunity to reside in different parts of the United States. He has lived in West Texas and New Mexico, but settled in Northern California in the 1980s, first in Modesto and finally in Fresno. He had a piano studio in both Pecos and Fresno, and served as pianist and organist not only in churches where he was a member, but in many others as well.

Preceded in death by her parents, Beverly is survived by her daughter, Sherril Jean Shook Boyd of Wichita, Kansas, and a son, Glen David Shook, also of Wichita, Kansas, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, C. Richard Cothrun of Pasadena, California, and sister, Ruth D. Cothrun Sommers of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family requests that instead of flowers, memorials be made at the Saint Agnes Hospice, 1111 East Spruce Avenue, Fresno, California 93720.

Lorenzo Lopez Calderon

Lorenzo López Calderón, age 51, died on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. He was born in Fabens, TX, on October 25, 1958, to Candelario and Apolonia (López) Calderón. He married Blanca Leal on January 1, 1974 in Balmorhea, TX. They are members of the Catholic Church of Santa Isabel. He was a welder.

Those who remain to treasure his love and memory are his wife: Blanca Calderón from Odessa; son: Candelario Calderón de Odessa; daughter: Sonya Calderon and husband Eran from Odessa; six brothers: Eliseo Enriquez from Ft. Worth, Vincent Enriquez de Irving, Candelario Calderon Jr. Van Horn, Jose Calderon of Phoenix, AZ, Rosendo Calderon of El Paso and Fernando Calderon of Van Horn; three sisters: Rafaela Sanchez of Van Horn, Josefina Carrillo of Anna, TX, and Irma Loft of Sun City, AZ; four grandchildren: Kevin, Amy, Isaac and Nickoli.

His father and three brothers: Ernesto Enríquez, Adán Enríquez and Oscar Calderón, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 4, 2010, at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Mark Woodruff. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory and online condolences can be sent to acreswestfuneral.com.

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Tabita Garcia, 18, died on Monday, August 30, 2010 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

The visit is scheduled for Thursday, September 2, at 2 pm. m. in the funeral chapel of Pecos.

Funeral ceremonies take place on Friday, September 3, at 2 pm. m. at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Daniel Wright of Pecos; a daughter, Milagros Brenda Loya de Pecos; her parents, Noraima G. Mendez and Jesus Roberto Mendez de Pecos; three sisters, Areli Mendez of Pecos, Jessica and Yadira Hernandez of Odessa; grandparents, José C. García de Pecos and Lupe Salcido from Ojinaga, Chih., Mexico.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Josephine Alvarez

Josefina Josie Alvarez, 87, of Pecos, died on Monday, August 30, 2010.

The rosary is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31st at 7:30 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Wednesday, September 1st, at the Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born July 26, 1923 in Balmorhea, she was retired, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ciriaco and Manuela Ortega; her husband, Guadalupe Alvarez; a son, Florencia Polanco; four sisters, Juanita Trujillo, Alvesa Gómez, Luz Ortega and Jesús Pino; three sisters, Benita, Salvador and Luis Ortega.

Survivors include eight children, Ernesto and Lucy Polanco of Nillington, TN., Marcelo and Diedre Polanco of LaFayette, LA and Leti Alvarez of San Antonio, Daniel and Delma Alvarez of Odessa, and Abel Alvarez of Pecos; three daughters, Teri Salcido and Natividad de Pecos; 37 great-grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donnie Myles Jr.

Donnie Myles Jr., 22, of Pecos, died on Friday, August 20, 2010.

At 10:00 a funeral ceremony was held. m. Wednesday, August 25, Chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home with Burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born December 21, 1987 in Monahans, he was a city labor official, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Baptist.

Myles was preceded in death by his father, Donnie Myles Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Avila Myles of Pecos; a son, Donnie Myles III of Pecos; a daughter, Ebony Myles of Pecos; his mother, Ruby N. Myles of Pecos; her grandparents, Lillie Mae Bailey of Pecos and Sam Myles of Scurry, Texas; a brother, Preston Myles of Pecos; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

André Garcia

Andrew Garcia, 22, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at his home.

Mass was at 9 am. on Monday, August 23, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church in Pecos, with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

Born March 21, 1988 in Pecos, he was a lifelong Pecos resident and Catholic.

Garcia was preceded in death by his father, Florencio Garcia de Pecos.

Survivors include his partner, Rosario Cerna de Pecos; her mother, Melissa Garcia de Pecos; his grandfather, Florencio Garcia Sr. of Barstow; a son, Jayden Garcia of Pecos; a daughter, Jericka Garcia de Pecos; a brother, Adán García de Pecos; two sisters, Amber Marie Lopez and Ashley Leann Garcia de Pecos; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruben Zaragoza

Ruben Zaragosa, 58, of Pecos, died on Thursday, August 19, 2010.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Saturday, August 21 at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born on December 28, 1952 in Zaragoza, he was self-employed, resident for life in Pecos and Catholic.

She is survived by her parents, Julio R. and Vicenta Torres Zaragoza; a son, Reuben Mark Zaragoza of Pecos; a daughter, Irene Zaragoza de Pecos; four sisters, Juana Carrillo de Pecos, Felipa Gamboa de Odessa, Elfida Zuniga de Pecos, Rosa Zaragosa de Pecos and three grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rex Lee Pigmon

Rex Lee Pigmon, 83, a longtime rancher in Winkler, Ward and Reeves counties, died at the ranch on Saturday, August 14, 2010.

Services were held at 11:00 am. m. on Tuesday, August 17th at First Baptist Church in Kermit with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating. The burial and burial took place at 2 pm. at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.

He was born to Orvin and Winnie Mae Vest Pigmon on January 17, 1927 in Barstow, Texas and married Nita in Monahans on December 9, 1950. He lived his entire life on the ranch doing what he loved most; he was a lifetime member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, National Rifle Association, First Baptist Church of Monahans and Kermit, and served as an honorary director of the Ward County Cattle Show. He was also a lifetime member of the Grand Lodge of Texas (Monahans No. 952) and Commando No. 952. 110 of the Texas Knights Templar.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father and a brother, Bill Pigmon.

Survivors include his wife, Nita de Kermit; two daughters, Vicki Pigmon of Kermit and Lisa Pigmon Blanton of Odessa; and a granddaughter and four nieces.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to West Texas Rehab, First Baptist Church of Monahans or Kermit, Ward or Winkler County 4-H programs, or the charity of their choice.

The Harkey Funeral Home of Monahans was in charge of two preparations.

Ricardo Jenkins

Richard Hamilton Jenkins, 66, of Pecos, died on Friday, August 13, 2010 at the Pecos nursing home.

At 14:00 there will be a mass in the chapel. m., Monday, August 16, in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

He was born November 18, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia, is a retired driver, a longtime Pecos resident, and a Christian.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce C. Jenkins of Pecos; a special friend, Ernest Ballard of Pecos; three daughters, Lisa Baker and husband Kevin from North Carolina, Judy Elliott and husband Mitchell from Odessa, April Valenzuela and husband Fernando from Midland; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Petra Aguero

Petra Aguero, 91, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., on Friday, August 6, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, presided over by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Agüero was born April 14, 1919 in Big Lake, Tx., was a devout Catholic and served as a Guadalupana, the Sociedad del Altar and was a cursillist. She was an avid housewife serving the entire family by cooking and feeding them. He loved helping others and would often help those in need with money or food.

She grew up in Big Lake and her favorite thing to do was attend church services because she really loved the Lord.

Agüero was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Demetrio Aguero Jr. and a daughter, Magdalena.

Survivors include a son, Demetrio Agüero III de Pecos; two daughters, Mary Martha Martinez of Lacoste, Tx., Petra Tona Aguero Payen of Pecos; three brothers, Henry, Bebo and Adam Cobrarubio, all from California; five sisters, Eva, Elfida, Ane, Chila and Elvira Cobrarubio, all from California; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Manuel Lara Mr.

Manuel Rayos Lara Sr., 65 of Midland, died on Thursday, August 2nd. January 4, 2010 at his residence.

The rosary will be celebrated on Thursday at 7 pm. m. in Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Chapel.

On Saturday, August 7th at 1pm. m., a funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, officiated by Father Frank Chavez. Burial will take place at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by his wife, Felipa M. Lara of Midland; two sons, Manuel Lara Jr. of Midland and Joe L. Lara of San Antonio; his daughter, Rachel Stone of Midland; his brother, Antonio (Tonio) Lara Jr. also from Midland; five sisters, Blasa Lara from Pecos, Ramona Ybarra from Midland, Aleja Carrasco from Dallas and Nena Gutierrez and Mary Olguin both from Midland; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services are under the direction of Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home.

lucia vila

Lucy Villa, 59, of Pecos, died on Monday, August 2, 2010, at her home.

Mass was celebrated at 10 am on Thursday, August 5, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, presided over by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

She was born on August 26, 1950 in Alpine, raised in Odessa, a homemaker and Catholic.

Villa was preceded in death by her parents, Ignacio and Francisca Ocon, brothers, Ramón and Orlando Ocon; a sister, Nancy Luna Ocon; a niece Mary Ann Salcido and a nephew Guadalupe Salcido.

Survivors include her husband, Manuel Chabarria; three sons, Martin Chabarria de Monahans, Alejandro Chabarria de Kerrville, Adolfo Chabarria de Odessa; two daughters, Esmeralda Castillo de Grand Prairie, Yvonne Amarillas de Snyder; a sister, Lorenza Ocon, from Odessa; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven nieces and 15 nephews.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Juan eyes

Juan M. Matta Jr., 75, former Pecos resident, died on Friday, July 30, 2010, in Abilene.

The visit will take place on Monday and Tuesday at the Martinez Funeral Home in Odessa.

At 7 pm the rosary will be prayed at the funeral home.

Mass is scheduled for 10 am. Wednesday at the Catholic Church of the Most Holy Redeemer in Odessa.

He was born on August 4, 1934 in Presidio, Texas but raised in Pecos.

Matta was preceded in death by his wife, Felipa R. Matta; a grandson, Reuben O. Matthew Jr.; a great-grandson, Aaron Orlando Willow; his parents, John Sr.; and Epimenia M. Mateo; two brothers, Paul M. Matta and Manuel M. Garcia; four sisters, Cruz M. Pisana, Paula M. Ornelas, Sister Martha Ann and Mary M. Dutchover.

Survivors include a daughter, Rosemary M. Abila of Abilene; six children, Ruben R. Matta of Bridgeport, Rolando R. Matta of El Cajon, California, Raul R. Matta, Ray R. Matta, Roger R. Matta, all of Odessa; three sisters, Eloisa M. Casias de Odessa, Maria G. Regino de McCamey, Virginia M. Ramirez de Zapata, and Yolanda M. Ramirez de Pecos; three brothers, Manuel G. Matta from Ojinaga, Mexico, Paz M. Matta from Odessa, Hector M. Matta from Pecos; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Martinez de Odessa Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William Capshaw

William Morgan Capshaw, known as Pete as a child, died in Pecos on July 28, 2010.

A memorial service at Lake Texoma will be held at a later date with a private burial.

He was born on January 28, 1923 in Durant, Oklahoma, the fourth of five children born to Carver and Vada Capshaw. He lived and was educated in his hometown until he joined the army to serve in the Pacific theater of World War II. He quickly rose to the rank of captain and returned to attend Southeastern Oklahoma State College. He married his childhood sweetheart, Betty Harrison, and worked for the Service Pipeline Company in Oklahoma for many years. In 1958, the Capshaws became part owners of the family business, Acid Delinters, and moved to Pecos. In 1968, they purchased Capshaw Oil Company, which Pete operated until his retirement. In retirement, he devoted more time to his woodworking and fishing interests on his beloved Lake Texoma, where he continued to spend every summer. He kept a garden all his life and was a voracious reader.

He outlived all his brothers and sisters and is survived by his wife Betty and daughter Juana de Pecos; his daughter, Jean of Salem, Oregon, and his three granddaughters Katherine, Elizabeth and Mary Margaret.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pecos.

i am a lily of the valley

Lillian Lamb, 83, former resident, died July 24, 2010 at Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad, NM.

The funeral ceremonies took place at 10:00 am. m. on Wednesday, July 28, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Carlsbad with Pastor David Prell officiating.

Burial took place at Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Lillian Lamb was born on June 14, 1927 in Ft. Stockton, Texas. She attended elementary school in Ft. Stockton and later moved with his family to El Paso as a child. Lillian married Elvis Lamb on September 27, 1943 in Las Cruces. They later moved to Pecos, TX where they were members of Calvary Baptist Church for 40 years. Elvis and Lillian moved to Carlsbad in 1992.

He was preceded in death by his parents; husband, Elvis Lee Lamb, Sr.; three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include six children: Lynda Lee Arrufat of El Paso, Elvis Lee Lamb of Austin, Johnny Frank Lamb of Carlsbad, N.M., Larry Joe Lamb of Carlsbad, Melba Heath of Carlsbad, James Lamb of Pecos; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one sister, Lena Gelstahorpe of El Paso.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blodgett Street, Baptist Church, 1500 West Blodgett Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220.

Denton-Wood Funeral Home of Carlsbad, N.M. was in charge of the arrangements.

Rafaela Orozco

Rafaela Orozco, 47, of Balmorhea, died on Friday, July 23, 2010 in Presidio County, following a car accident.

Mass took place at 10 am. Thursday at Cristo Rei Catholic Church in Balmorhea with Father Fabián Márquez officiating. Burial was at Balmorhea Cemetery. Born September 26, 1962 in Mexico, she worked at the Balmorhea ISD cafeteria and was Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Armando Orozco de Balmorhea; her parents, Eduardo Bailon and Emma Muniz, of Denver, Colorado; a daughter, Amanda Orozco de Balmorhea; three brothers, Mario, Valentín and Agustín Bailón, all from Chih., Mexico; six sisters, Olivia Flores from Denver, Colorado, Rocio, Marta, Martina, Flor and Ester Bailon from Chih., Mexico.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Manuel Gaston Tarango

It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Manuel Gastón Tarango on July 23, 2010. He was a loving husband, a wonderful father, a loving son, a beloved brother, adored uncle, a loved and respected teacher and a true friend. .

Gastón was born on October 11, 1963 in Pecos, where he also grew up. He graduated from Pecos High School in 1982. He attended Howard College and then transferred to Tarleton State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1988 and returned to Pecos. She later traveled to Sul Ross State University and completed her teaching certificate in 1999. Her teaching career began at Barstow Elementary School and continued at Zavala Elementary School. The last 10 years were spent at Crockett Middle School, where she taught eighth grade science. He completed 16 years with the school district.

For several summers he enjoyed working at the Pecos Cantaloupe Shed and later as a melon salesman. Gastón enjoyed watching golf and baseball. He loved hunting, cattle shows, cockfighting, and keeping in touch with family and friends. He was a rodeo committee member and an active member of the Livestock Show Committee.

His wife Mary, daughter Marissa and son Mateo Tarango, father Manuel and Alicia Tarango, sister Maribel, brother-in-law Orlando and nieces Mysela and Miranda Alvarez, father-in-law Teodoro Cabral, sister-mother-in-law Rosemary Varela and nieces Frances remain mourning. and Alejandra Varela, brother-in-law Ted Cabral and wife Marie, nephew Theodore Cabral and wife Cynthia, and great-nephews Arianna, Julian, Gabriela and Anthony, sister-in-law Lydia and husband Mike, and nieces Miranda, Whitney, Micah and Elizabeth Secor, and grandnephew Jacob Secor, brother-in-law Manuel and wife Marisela and nephews Amanda and Beto Cabral. He is also survived by many other family members and a wonderful group of friends.

As our hearts break here, God and his angels rejoice in heaven that Gaston is in his presence. We can never thank God enough for allowing our beloved Gastón to bring us so much joy in his 46 years of life. He was truly a blessing! Until that day we meet in heaven rest in peace we all love you and will miss you more than words can describe.

Funeral services for Manuel Gaston Tarango were at 10:00 am. Wednesday at St. Rose De Lima, followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery. On Tuesday, July 27, at 7 pm, the rosary was celebrated at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church.

Pecos Funeral Home was responsible for the arrangements.

Robert Franco

Robert Franco, our loving father, husband, brother and friend, joined his heavenly family on July 23, 2010.

The pain and suffering you endured on earth has been forever replaced by blissful peace and happiness. We look forward to our joyful reunion with him in heaven and look forward to spending infinity with him. We celebrate his wonderful life and accomplishments and are forever grateful for the life lessons he shared with us. As a husband, he was compassionate, loving, and faithful. As a father, he was stern, strong, and just. As a brother and friend, he was someone you could count on to help and do what was right. He will be greatly missed, but we take solace in the fact that he is no longer suffering and has joined his mother and father in heaven; as we know, he missed them terribly.

There wasn't a single word to describe you. Daddy seems too small a word to describe the person you were to all of us. You've been our shoulder to cry on, our biggest fan in places that never missed an event, our financial advisor, and most importantly, our best friend. There was no role in our lives that you didn't fulfill. Dad, you remain our inspiration. His love for all of us has shown us what a true family should be like. None of us can compare to you, but we feel privileged to have had such a wonderful role model. The kind of marriage you and your mother shared was admired by the whole family and many people in town. The dedication you had for your beloved wife left us all in awe. It was obvious to everyone that you and Mom were a perfect match. Dad, we love you forever. We choose not to say goodbye because we will see each other again. Until that day, we lived with precious memories of our father.

He has dedicated his entire life to supporting his family by working for over 40 years as an oil field lease operator for Shell Oil, which later became Altura and later reverted to the current Oxy company.

My father left many family members behind, including his beloved wife of 43 years, Irene; two beautiful daughters, Virginia Palomino of Pecos, Christina Franco of Midland; two loyal sons, Mike Franco of Midland and Robert Franco of Midland; The grandchildren were: Jennifer Licon; Brittany and Palomino Pony; Bianca and Anthony Herrera; Vitória Ramos; Bobby Frank; Ilayna and Elian Franco; and two great-grandchildren, Jazlynn and Bradynn Licon; two brothers, Raúl N. Franco from Odessa and Rogelio N. Franco from Kermit; five sisters, Emma Banuenos of Hobbs, N.M., Delma Gerrero of Odessa, Leonora Franco, Belia Martinez and Mary Franco, all from Kermit.

Robert N. Franco was born on January 30, 1948 in Midland, he was 62 years old.

Funeral services for Robert N. Franco are scheduled for Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at 10 am. m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Pecos with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery, also in Pecos.

At 7:30 pm the rosary will be celebrated. m., Monday, July 26, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel in Pecos.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rafaela Orosco

Services are incomplete for Rafaela Orosco, 47, of Balmorhea, who died on Saturday, June 24, 2010, in a car accident.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home in Pecos is in charge of the arrangements.

Gaston Tarango

Gastón Tarango, 46, of Pecos, died on Friday, June 23, 2010, after a car accident.

The rosary will be celebrated at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa.

Mass is scheduled for 10 am. Wednesday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church.

Born October 11, 1963 in Pecos, he was a teacher at Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Tarango of Pecos; a son, Gastón Mateo Tarango de Pecos; a daughter, Marissa Raquel Tarango of Pecos; his parents, Manuel and Marta Alicia Tarango from Pecos; a sister, Maribel Alicia and husband, Orlando de Pecos; two nieces, Mysela and Miranda Alvarez de Pecos.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maria Gonzales-Castro

María Guadalupe Gonzales-Castro, 56, died on Sunday, July 18, 2010, in a hospital in Corpus Christi.

The funeral mass was held at 10 am. m. Wednesday, July 21, at Saint Agnes Catholic Church in Fort Stockton. Burial took place at St. local joseph.

Survivors include her parents, Yldefonso Gonzales and Clara Gonzales; two daughters, Michelle Castro and Amanda Castro; a brother, David Gonzáles; a sister, Alicia Montoya; two grandchildren, in addition to other relatives and friends.

Services are provided by Gentry Funeral Home.

Ralph García

On July 15, 2010, surrounded by his loving family, Ralph Lara Garcia, 56, walked out in peace to greet his Lord and Savior.

Visitation will be from 12:00 to 20:00. m., Thursday, July 22, and from noon to 5 pm. m., Friday.

At 19:00 the rosary will be celebrated. m., Friday, July 23, at the Catholic Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, in Odessa.

The Christian burial mass will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 24, at the Santísimo Redentor Catholic Church, presided over by Father Bernardito Getigan.

Garcia was born on June 26, 1954 to Manuel and Lola Garcia de Pecos. He was loved by everyone, but most of all he loved God and his family. He was employed by Cisco Ford Equipment, a loving, wonderful and supportive family for 32 years. Ralph was an active member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, a member of the Holy Name Society for 32 years, Parish Councilor, Board of Catholic Charities, CCD Youth Ministry, served as Usher and Commentator and Secretary for Holy Name.

She was preceded in death by her father, Manuel Garcia, nieces and nephews Hope Harcrow, Angel Garcia and Omar Leyva.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Elizabeth Garcia; his mother Lola Garcia; sons Robert Lujan and wife Myra of Royse City, Raymond Lujan of Odessa and daughter Lyneta Mendoza and husband Toby of Lubbock; grandchildren Daniel and Alexandria Lujan, Nevaeh Lujan, Elisabeth and Koby Mendoza; #1 Niece Diana Morales of Princeton; brothers, Rudy Garcia and wife Frances de Alpine, Robert Garcia of Pecos; sisters, Rebecca Harcrow of Pyote, Rosie Leyva and husband John of El Paso, brother-in-law, C.J. Harrow and bride Becky from Buffalo; Godchild, Brittany Cisneros of Odessa, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins

Arrangements are entrusted to the Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors and online condolences can be sent to ralphgarciacondolences@hotmail.com.

Marianne Kingsbury Hart

Marianne Kingsbury Hart, 94, of Harker Heights, Tx., died on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at a local hospital.

A memorial service was held at 1pm. m. Monday, July 19 at First United Methodist Church of Killeen.

She was born on November 23, 1915 in Boulder, CO to Dr. Joseph L. and Mabel Kluss Kingsbury. After graduating from North Texas State Teachers College in 1937 with a B.S. in elementary school, moved to Pecos to teach first grade, married Wesley Page Hart on July 12, 1938. After the birth of their three children, she returned to teaching first grade, retiring after 25 years in the same classroom. Her greatest honor was being named Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 1964. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pecos, where she taught Sunday school, and was an officer of the UMW. He has participated in the Association of Retired Teachers, Girl Scouts of America, Delta Kappa Gamma and Reeves County Hospital Auxiliary.

After moving to Harker Heights in 1994, she joined Killeen First United Methodist Church, UMW Mary Ruth Circle, Wesley's Sunday School class, Retired Teachers Association and was a member of the Wednesday Review.

Hart was preceded in death by his parents, husband Wesley Hart, brother Frederick Kingsbury, sister Margaret Meyer, and niece Marilyn Masoner.

Survivors include their son Richard and Karen Hart (Plano, TX); daughters Jean Gallinger (Pottsboro, TX) and Margaret and Mike Helm (Harker Heights, TX); grandchildren Ric Hart (San Antonio, TX), Kyle Hart (Coleman, TX), Jeff and Kari Helm (Arlington, VA) and Wes and Brandi Helm (Lesotho, Africa); and granddaughter Emily Hart (San Marcos, TX); three nieces, a nephew and countless friends and alumni. Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 508 N. Gray, Killeen, TX 76543, or Young Life TX 311, 1703 South W.S. Young Dr, Killeen, TX 76543.

Words of comfort can be extended to the family online at HYPERLINK "http://www.crawfordbowersfuneralhome.com" www.crawfordbowersfuneralhome.com.

Services were entrusted to Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.

Larry Jasso Jr.

Larry Jasso, Jr., 50, of Odessa (formerly Monahans) died on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 in Odessa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 pm. Friday, July 23, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Monahans with Reverend Jeppie Wilson officiating.

He was born on October 25, 1959 in Pecos, Texas. He was a field supervisor at the oil field.

We say goodbye to a wonderful man. A man who was the embodiment of a friend, father, son and husband. Larry Jasso Jr. lived an energetic life who loved God, loved his family and never met a stranger. Larry won the hearts of many and used his life to serve. He was a wonderful and godly man. God's plan is perfect and in his perfect plan he called Larry to cross the threshold of death into eternal life. He was not a pious man to impose his faith on anyone. You could see it glowing in it. Life is fragile. Larry lived as if life were fragile. He lived and enjoyed every one of life's little gifts. He never took anything for granted. He will truly be missed by many.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Jasso of Odessa; a son, Larry Jasso of Odessa; two daughters, Jennifer McCully and her husband T.J. de Lubbock and Traci Porras and husband Roy de Monahans; his mother, Maria Jasso of Barstow; two brothers, Joel Jasso de Monahans and Ruben Jasso de Monahans; a sister, Becky Jaquez de Pecos; and four grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Harkey Funeral Home.

Consuelo R. Burchard

Our beloved mother departed to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Consuelo R. Burchard, age 77, of Toyah, was born on December 10, 1932 in Allende, Coah., Mexico, to Germán and Amparo Rodríguez . She arrived in the United States in June 1949, being the young girlfriend of Julián Sánchez. They resided at Rustler Springs Ranch in Culberson County, where she began raising a young family. Letters a few times a year were her only communication with her family in Mexico. The isolated and harsh life on the ranch shaped her character into a strong and capable woman; a true survivor.

He came to Toyah in 1957 to get his children started on their school years, but weekends and summers were more often spent in that blessed and beautiful place known as "The Rustler". Fish and swim in the ponds, look for arrowheads and climb the hills; It was these bygone days, as well as gardening and hunting for bottles and stones, that remained his ardent hobbies throughout his life. And how he loved to sew! Often, her three children would show up to school in matching cowboy shirts, with specially designed bodices and well-placed brooches, each hammered into place by her beautiful, feminine hands.

In addition to being a hardworking housewife, wife, and mother, she worked as a nursing assistant at the Pecos nursing home in the late 1970s. She also worked at a day care center; flowers and fruit trees were always her favorites.

Julián and Consuelo Sánchez had seven children and these were some of the hardest years of their young lives. However, softened in their later years, both admitted that those years also held some of their fondest and most intense memories of their children and each other.

Many years passed and the mother remarried in 1988 to Mr. Jack Burchard, who passed away from this world in 1996. Once again, life's winding road led to ranch life. As we matured, we learned to revere our relationship with our mother and watched her blossom as a grandmother, aunt, and mother-in-law. She will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.

The mother was preceded in death by our father, Julián Sánchez, in 1992, his granddaughter, Shana Sánchez, in 1993, her husband, Jack Burchard, in 1996, her eldest son, Julián Sánchez Jr., in 2005, and her sister , Rosa Rodriguez. .

Two children survive him; Fred Sanchez and family from Rogers, Tx., Herman Sanchez and family from Kinta, Ok. He is also survived by four daughters; Berta Begay and family from Toyah, Tx., Maria Miranda and family from Wink, Tx., Connie Alexander and family from Merkel, Tx., and Monnie Smith and family from Toyah, Tx., 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, four siblings; Germán and Malena Rodríguez and family, Oscar and María Rodríguez and family, Pedro and Gloria Rodríguez and family, and Alfonso Rodríguez and family, three sisters; Estela Rodriquez and family, Isamary Garcia and family, and Olga and husband, Ricardo Diaz and family.

The Open House will be held at Pecos Funeral Home on Monday, July 19, 2010, between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Our Mother's memorial services will be held at 9:30 am on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at Toyah Baptist Church, with Pastor Roy Byrd of Balmorhea officiating. Burial will follow at Toyah Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pecos Funeral Home.

Aaron Marruffo

Aaron Marruffo, 20, of San Antonio, died on Friday, July 16, 2010 in Center, Tx.

Mass will be celebrated at noon on Tuesday, July 20, at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church, with the celebration of Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born November 18, 1989 in Pecos, he was a rig floor oil field worker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Adrianna Valeriano Marruffo, of San Antonio; a daughter, Jaelynn V. Marruffo of San Antonio; her parents, Daniel Danny and Norma Marruffo from Pecos; her grandmother, Concepción Jasso, from Mexico; two brothers, Gerardo Marruffo from Odessa and Richard Marruffo from Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William Yeary

William Newton Yeary, 79, died at his Fort Stockton home on Thursday, July 15, 2010.

Funeral services will be held at the local East Hill Cemetery, beginning at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 17.

The public can enter on Fridays and Saturdays between 8 am and 5 pm. m. and 5:00 p.m. to sign your attendance book, however, there will be no formal visit or visit.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that charitable donations be made to a charity of their choice.

Survivors include his wife, Peggie Gene Sharp-Yeary; their son, Clifford Newton Yeary, their daughters, Beverly Joyce Yeary-Olsen, Quinnetta Denice Yeary and Jonette Renee Yeary-Jeter, their five grandchildren, as well as other friends and family. Services are entrusted to the Gentry Funeral Home of Fort Stockton, Texas.

jose quintana

Jose Acosta Quintana, 72, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., on Friday, July 16, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa with the officiating of Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born December 9, 1937 in Ft. Stockton, he had served in the United States Army, was a retired medical assistant, and was Catholic.

Quintana was preceded in death by her parents, Dolores Quintana and Concepcion Acosta; two sisters, Juanita Quintana and Angelita Olibas.

Survivors include two sisters, Mercedes Ornelas and Celestina Rubio de Pecos, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

W. H. "Bill" Cowden Jr.

W.H. Bill Cowden, Jr. of Kent, TX and Midland, TX passed away on July 3, 2010 at age 80. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 31, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Van Horn, with the Rev. Alan F. Cunningham, of San Angelo, officiating. A private family burial will be held at the family ranch in Kent, TX.

Bill is a former county commissioner, deputy sheriff, and justice of the peace for Jeff Davis County. He has served on the Board of Directors and was a past President of the Bloys Campmeeting Association and served on the Board of Directors and was a past President of the Rio Grand Electric Cooperative. Bill has served on the Soil Conservation Board as well as a member of the Toyah Limpia Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors. Mr. Cowden was a staunch member of First Baptist Church in Van Horn

He is survived by his wife Mary Alice; two daughters, Lou Cowden Edwards and husband Tim of Kent, and Lynne Cowden Gibson of Ketchum Idaho; a son, Dr. William Lee Cowden and his wife Nancy, of Mertzon, TX; a sister, Nell Cowden Rey, of San Antonio; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister Josephine Cowden Mareck

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made for the Bloys Camping Association at 18120 State Highway 166, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

ida douglas

Ida Bee Douglas, 87, Cisco, died on Friday, July 9, 2010 at the Homestead Nursing Facility.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm. m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery with Reverend Zach Tunnell officiating.

Mrs. Douglas was born in Silsbee, Texas on June 27, 1923 to James Marvin and Florence Olivia (Martin) Wynn. She married Clarence Freeman Douglas, Sr. in April 1943 at Fort Stockton. She was a retired housewife and hostess at the Sunday House Inn in Pecos and attended Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1986; three brothers, Edward Wynn, Marvin Wynn and Martin Wynn; a sister, Elizabeth Cress; a daughter, Cathryn Kennedy, and a son, Clarence Freeman Douglas, Jr.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Doulas of Cisco; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family requests that the memorials be held at the Redeemer Lutheran Learning Center, 1711 Conrad Hilton Avenue, Cisco, Texas 76437.

The Kimbrough Funeral Home Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

mary monge

Mary Ramirez Monge, 47, of Pecos, died on Monday, July 5, 2010.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Saturday, July 10, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

She was born on May 20, 1963 in Pecos and was Catholic.

Survivors include four children, Ray Mora Jr. from El Paso, Jacob and Joel Cordero from Midland, Thomas Joseph TJ Rivera from Pecos, and several cousins.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

troy rodriguez

Troy Rodriguez, 46, of Pecos, died on Monday, June 28, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa.

A church service was held at 10:30 am. m. Tuesday at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born on September 11, 1963 in Pecos and was an artist.

Rodriguez was preceded in death by his parents, Wenceslao C. Rodriguez and Helen Rodriguez.

Survivors include three brothers, Ben and Ramón Rodríguez of Queen Creek, Arizona, Ricky Rodríguez of Midland and a sister, Rena Rodríguez of Mesa, Arizona.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rita Lozano

Rita D. Lozano, 80 years old, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2010. The wake was held at 10 am. m. Tuesday, June 29 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born November 6, 1929 in Balmorhea, she was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her presence, love and strength will be greatly missed by her family and everyone who knew her.

Lozano was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Manuela Dominguez; brothers, Efrén Domínguez, Ysidro Domínguez; sisters, Dolores McIntire and Elvira Hernandez.

Survivors include her husband, Adolfo Lozano de Balmorhea; five daughters, Pat Bejaran, Elisa Gamboa and Mary Jane Ortega of Odessa, Billie Fay Garcia of Crane, Betty Offutt of Burlson, Texas; four sisters, Angela Wilson of Jamborino, N.M., Pauly Lyles of El Paso, Maria Millan of Belflower, CA, and Lydia Treser of California; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Melvin stops the faisca

Melvin Leon Sparkman, 71, of Big Spring, died on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at a Lubbock hospital. Funeral ceremonies take place at 3:00 pm. Friday, July 2, 2010, Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel with Lay Minister Rose Dunn-Turner officiating. Burial will take place at Trinity Memorial Park.

Melvin was born on January 29, 1939 in Olney. He was a master heavy equipment mechanic. He served in the Korean War.

He is survived by a son, Stuart Steven Sparkman of Arizona; three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Underwood of Alabama, Elaine Sparkman of Texas, and Ronda Heath of Washington; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; fourteen brothers and sisters, Martha Barbie of Apple Valley, California, Louise Travao of Stephenville, Wayne Sparkman of Pecos, Rodney Sparkman Jr. from Utah, Patricia Sparkman from Texas, Jimmy Sparkman from Alabama, Cynthia Chavez, Amando Esparza, Mary Franco, Alfonso Esparza, Virgina Jones, Jesse Esparza, Sylvia Hernandez and Susan Reyes, all from Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rodney Sparkman; his mother, Lacy Lucille White-Sparkman; and her stepmother, Francis Sparkman.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

eddie ferguson

Eddie Bull Morris Ferguson Sr., age 76, died on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

Burial is scheduled for Saturday, June 26 at 2 pm. m. at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with James Henderson officiating. Burial will be at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

Eddie Bull Morris Ferguson Sr. was born September 17, 1933 in Mart, Tx. He served his country with honor in the US Marine Corps and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He was very involved in the Pecos community and loved volunteering with the youth in the community. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Ferguson of Pecos; five children, Stephanie Ferguson of Dallas, Lynnette Walters of Allan, Tx., Tyrone Ferguson of Anchorage, AK, Nickcole Ferguson of Austin, Sheldon Ferguson of Dallas; two brothers, Willie Lee Wright and Wallace Wright of Houston; a sister, Beverly Donahue of Woodway; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

brooklyn mejia

Brooklyn Marie Mejia, age four, of Pecos, died on Saturday, June 19, 2010, in Lubbock.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Thursday, June 24, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, presided over by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 13, 2006 in Sherman, Tx., she was a lifelong Pecos resident and Catholic.

Survivors include her parents, Desiree Sanchez and Isaac Hinojos from Pecos, John and Casey Mejia from Sherman; grandparents, Rachel Matta of Las Vegas, N.M., Valentin Sanchez of Ft. Stockton, Denise and Dean Krellich of Arthur City, Texas; two sisters, Priscilla Mejia of Grandprairie, Aleia Cantelmo of Sherman; three brothers, Joshua Ryan Caro and Isaac Hinojos Jr. of Pecos, Jacob Mejia of Grandprarie; two uncles, Javier Orona de Pecos, Nestor Jr. and Sherman's Cassie Mejia; two aunts, Amanda Matta from Killeen, Mandy and Lance Friedmann from Texas; great-aunt Sylvia Carrasco and great-uncle Armando Matta and countless cousins ​​and friends.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Millie Villalobos

Millie Villalobos, 77, of Pecos, died on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at her home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born August 11, 1932 in Pecos, she was retired, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Villalobos was preceded in death by his parents, Celestino and María Lara; two brothers, Robert Lara and Ezequiel Diaz and five sisters, Eufemia Flores, Angela Romo, Anita Chavez, Juana Valencia and Carmen Contreras.

Survivors include her husband, Saint SJ Villalobos of Pecos; a brother, Luis Villalobos de Pecos; a daughter, Patricia Villalobos of California; a brother, Alberto Valencia de Pecos; a sister, Eloisa Sais de Pecos; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rex Weldon Owens

Rex Weldon Owens peacefully ascended to heaven on June 17, 2010 surrounded by the love and presence of his four children. Rex was born on December 13, 1922 in Dillard, Oklahoma. He enlisted in the US Maritime Services (Merchant Marine/Coast Guard) in February 1942 and saw service in the Mediterranean, Middle East, North Africa, Italy, North Atlantic, England, Holland, Pacific, Philippines, Malaysia, China and participated of the invasion of Normandy.

After his service in World War II, he married the love of his life, Doris Janet Davis, and resided and raised their four children in Pecos, Texas. Rex was a retired electrical construction engineer with Sterns Rogers and a vocational archeologist who lived across several states in his beloved country. Rex made numerous archaeological discoveries in the Pecos Texas area, donating the artifacts to the Pecos Museum. While living in Pima, Arizona, he discovered and excavated the Owens-Colvin Archaeological Site and donated all of his studies, artifacts and excavations to the Thatcher Museum.

Rex was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Davis Owens, and grandson, Wesley Edward Owens. She is survived by her son Rex Edward Owens (Skip), daughters Janet Owens-Severdia, Carol Owens and Melanie Owens-Root, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many valued family and friends.

He will always be remembered for his dynamic personality and keen intellect.

Funeral Services, with Military Honors, will be held on Friday, June 25, 2010, at 10:00 am. m. at Arizona National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ.

The family requests that donations be made, in their name, to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St, Phoenix, AZ, or The American Lung Association, 102 W. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ.

william scull

William Bill/Billy Robert Scull, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2010, at his home.

Burial will be on Tuesday, June 22nd at 4pm. m. in the chapel of the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home with Pastor Leona Corkhll as officiant. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Odem, Tx.

Born October 9, 1924, in Taft, he resided in Odem until 1965, when he moved to West Texas, then returned to Odem in 1955. He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II on the lines facing the Pacific. He retired as supervisor of water systems at the Pennzoil Sulfur Company, was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Odem, and supported Elks Lodge.

Scull was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Peggy Senf Scull, a grandson, Emmitt Scull, and a sister, Adelaide Scull.

Survivors include two sons, Hal Scull of Victoria, Wayman Scull of Balmorhea; two daughters, Lenell Scull Chandler de Odem, Trish Payne de Tuton; a sister, Mary Louise Morton of Lukin; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

At Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel two preparations are in charge.

Raymond Rico

Raymond Rico, 40, of San Angelo, died on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at the San Angelo Community Medical Center in San Angelo.

Mass took place at 10 am. Monday, June 21, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born October 30, 1969, in Monahans, he was the general manager of the STL, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Rico was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert Rico.

Survivors include his wife, Martina Gomez Rico, of San Angelo; her parents, Francisco and Juana Rico of Barstow; a son, Raymond Rico Jr. from San Angelo; a daughter, Ashley Rico of San Angelo; two brothers, Frank Rico Jr. of El Paso, Mariano Rico of Pecos and two sisters, Peggy Rubio and Nancy Contreras of Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward Gordon Doty Jr.

Edward Gordon Doty, Jr., died on Sunday, June 13, 2010.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 17 at 10:00 am. m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home after a private burial.

Gordon was born in Pecos and has lived in Austin for a long time. He has worked for the State of Texas and Lumbermans Investment Corporation. He has also taught data processing at Durhams Business College. He graduated from the University of Texas and throughout his life was a dedicated Longhorn fan and supporter.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Chula Doty.

He is survived by a son, John Gordon Doty.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or Animal Trustees of Austin. The obituary and guestbook are available online at HYPERLINK "http://www.wcfish.com" www.wcfish.com.

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home.

Francisca Gonzales

Francisca P. Gonzales, 95, from Marfa, died on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at her home.

Mass took place at 10 am. on Monday, June 14, at the Catholic Church of Santa Maria, with burial at La Merced Cemetery in Marfa.

Survived by: Frances and David Steele of Odessa, Daniel and Cynthia Hernandez of Marfa, Susan Fuentes of Pecos, Javier and Theresa Prieto of Alpine, Ruben M. Fuentez of Balmorea; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hiram Cabello

Hiram Vicente Cabello died on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Pecos County Memorial Hospital in Fort Stockton.

Funeral ceremonies will take place on Thursday, June 17, at 10:00 am. m. at the Temple of Living Water in Fort Stockton. Burial will take place at East Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Sarahi F. Cabello; her father, Vicente Cabello Jr.; a sister, Yadira Dominguez; his maternal grandparents, Francisco and María Domínguez, and his paternal grandparents, Vicente and Zoila Cabello.

Services are provided by Gentry Funeral Home.

Raymond Rico

Raymond T. Rico, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, after a brief illness.

Funeral services are pending with Peaceful Garden Funeral Home in Pecos.

Rico was the youngest child of Juana T. and Francisco Rico on October 30, 1969. He had been General Manager of the Standards Testing Laboratories in San Angelo since 1997, was a dedicated force at STL and that was his passion . He enjoyed all aspects of the tire testing business and often made the STL his home away from home.

Survivors include her parents, Juana and Francisco Rico; his wife of 20 years, Martina Rico of San Angelo; a son, Raymond Rico Jr; a daughter, Ashley Rico; two sisters, Nancy Rico, Peggy Rubio, and her husband, Arturo; two brothers, Frank Rico and his wife, Crissy; Mariano Rico and his wife, Rose; a niece and nephew she loved like her own children, Elliot Rico and Tabitha Reyes; he also leaves behind a host of loving nieces and nephews, a dedicated staff at STL, and his loyal secretary, Robbie Raven.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Guadalupe Carrasco

Guadalupe Carrasco, 96, of Pecos, died on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be at 10am on Tuesday, June 15th at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born March 4, 1914 in Ruidosa, Texas, he was a retired employee of the Duval Sulfur Mine, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Carrasco was preceded in death by his parents, Canuto and Angelita Carrasco, and his wife, Marina Carrasco.

Survivors include three sons, Arnulfo Carrasco of Pecos, Gabriel Lee Ulate of Pecos, Bobby Carrasco of Phoenix, Arizona; two daughters, Celia Ulate and Mary Ramos de Pecos; a brother, Nick Carrasco of Pecos; a sister, Manuela Contrers de Pecos; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

it's white

Ona Mae White, 70, of Pecos, died on Friday, June 11, 2010, in Teague, Tx.

Funeral services were held at 10 am. m. Monday, June 14th, at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

She was born April 11, 1940 in Teague, owned the Long Horn Bar and C&O Vending, was a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Baptist.

White was preceded in death by her parents, Jake and Opal Petty; a brother, Roy Petty of Westbrook; a brother, Roy Petty; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Charles White; four children, James Robinson of Pyote, Danny and Charlie Dwayn White of Odessa, David White of Vadella, Illinois; four daughters, Kathy Cravey of Pecos, Judy Thompson of Seguin, Tx., Donna James of Odessa, Lela Hunt of Midland; her sisters, Janie Douly of Crosby, Hazel Smith of Dunn, Inez Gilbert of Channel View, Texas; 28 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Guadalupe Sanchez

Guadalupe Montelongo Sánchez, 90, of Coyanosa, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in Fort Stockton.

Mass will be at 13:00 on Saturday, June 12, at the Santa Isadora Catholic Church, in Coyanosa, with burial at Imperial.

Born on September 22, 1919 in Sintan, she was a housewife and Catholic.

Sanchez was preceded in death by a son, Benny Sanchez.

Survivors include two children, Romeo Sanchez and Leonor de Monahans wife, Romeo Sanchez Jr. and wife Bibiana from California; daughter-in-law, Josie Sanchez of El Dorado; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cyrus Montano

Ciro G. Montano, 77, of Pecos, died on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be at 10am on Thursday, June 9th at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born January 31, 1933 in Huasca Hidalgo, Mexico, he was a retired heavy equipment mechanic, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Montano was preceded in death by his children, Ciro Jr., Carlos, and Yolanda; a grandson, Victor Samuel Romo Jr.; a brother, Abran Garcia Montano and a sister, Vicenta Garcia Montano. Survivors include his wife, Rita Rodriguez Montano; four sons, Hector Montano of Odessa, Rafael and Ruben Montano of Pecos, Jaime Montano of San Antonio; a daughter, Alma Romo de Pecos; two brothers, Felipe and Rodrigo García Montaño, from Mexico City, Mexico; two sisters, Elvira Garcia Montano of Mexico City, Mexico, Ermelinda Garcia Montano of Hidalgo, Mexico; 39 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

sotero navarrete

Sotero Navarrete, age 65, of Pecos, died on Friday, June 4, 2010, at his home.

Services were held at 3pm. m., Monday, June 7, at Christ Church, 4th and Bois DArc with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born May 10, 1945 in Cuchillo Parado, Chih., Mexico, he was a farm worker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Irma De Cardenes; two sons, Omar Navarrete of Odessa, Javier Navarrete of Ojinaga, Chih., Mexico; a brother, Ysidro Navarrete de Pecos; a sister, Angelica N. Gabaldon of Pecos, and two grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cruz Payne

Cruz Payne, 91, of Alpine, died on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Big Bend Regional Medical Center.

The funeral mass will be at 10 am. m., Monday, June 7, 2010, in Nossa Senhora da Paz, and the burial will continue at the Santos Ángeles Cemetery, with the officiating of Fr. Mike Alcuino. The Alpine Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Payne was born in Terlingua, Texas on May 4, 1919, to Manuel and Paulina Bustamante. She worked as a caregiver for many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband and son: Rockey Sr. and Rockey Jr.; her parents: Manuel and Paulina Bustamante, three brothers: Jesús, José and Daniel Bustamante; a sister: Genoveva Sánchez and a great-great-grandson: Shon Beck.

He is survived by his friend and partner, Alejandro Sandate of Alpine; two sons, Manuel Payne of Alpine and Larry Payne of Horizon City, Texas; two daughters, Nora Geron and Susie Acosta de Pecos; five sisters, Maria Espinoza of Odessa, Eulalia Muniz of Alpine, Ester Deleon of Lubbock and Mauricia Luna of Fort Worth; a brother, Rudy Bustamante of Alpine; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ramon Tarin

Ramon Tarin, 68, of Fort Stockton, died on Friday, June 4, 2010 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Services were held at 10am at the Seven Days Adventist Church in Zaragoza, with burial at Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born October 22, 1941 in Mexico, he was a heavy equipment operator and lifelong resident of Balmorhea.

Survivors include a daughter, Joann Tarin of Fort Stockton; three brothers, Merced Herman Tarin of Balmorhea, Victor Tarin of Pecos, Chano Tarin of Pecos; six sisters, Luz Alvarez from Pecos, Terry Barragan and Leticia Frazier from Balmorhea, Simona Navarrete from Irving, Mary Alabdaia from Mesquite, Munda Gutierrez from Mexico; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

elizabeth winn

Elizabeth Robbie Marie Winn, 51, died on Wednesday, June 2, in Fort Stockton.

The burial at the tomb was held at 10 am. m. Monday, June 7th, at East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton.

Survivors include a daughter, daughter, Sommer Tapia; a son, Robert Earl Ramsey; his mother, Barbara Eisler; a sister, Pamela Hass and two grandchildren.

Services are provided by Gentry Funeral Home.

Gilberto Juarez

Gilberto Juarez, 80, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 28, at the Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born September 10, 1929 in Sierra Blanca, he was a retired meat market manager, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Juárez was preceded in death by a sister, Socorro Juárez, and a son, Tony Juárez.

Survivors include his wife, Ermelinda Juárez de Pecos; three daughters, Susie and husband, Frank Orona of Pecos, Anita and husband, Clemente Urquidez of Carlsbad, N.M., Betty Ann and husband, Ismael Hignojos of Ft. Stockton; three brothers, Merced Juarez de Jal, N.M., Ricardo Juarez de Ft. Hancock, Patricio Juarez de Odessa; two sisters, Cuca Aguilar and Martina Wethington, from El Paso; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Presiliana Mora Lopes

Presiliana Mora López, 97, died on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at her home in Jal, N.M.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., MST, Wednesday, May 26 at the Santa Cecília Catholic Church with burial at Jal Cemetery.

He was born on May 22, 1913 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Daniel and Seturnina (Lujan) Mora.

Survivors include four children: Jose F. Lopez and Epiphanio M. Lopez, both of Jal, NM, and Juan M. Lopez and Pedro M. Lopez, both of Midland; two daughters, Juliana L. Barrera of Andrews and Maria Fierro of Odessa; 48 grandchildren; 119 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are made by Family Services funeral home.

Alberto Mendoza

Alberto C. Mendoza, age 83, left to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

At 7:30 pm the rosary will be prayed. m., Tuesday, May 25, at Pecos Funeral Chapel.

The burial is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, at 2 pm. m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church with burial at Fairview Cemetery.

He was born on April 15, 1927, to Valentín and Valentina Mendoza. He was married to the late Berta Lara Mendoza.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Jesús Mendoza, Manuel Mendoza, José Mendoza and Román Mendoza; sisters, Gabriela Mendoza, Bonifacia Mendoza and Nicolasa Mendoza.

Survivors include his sister, María Guillén de Bovina; daughters, Elida Mendoza and Lidia Mendoza of Midland, Mary Meissner and husband Robert of Midland, Alicia Curtis and husband Roberto of Ft. Stockton, Virginia Rodriguez and husband Pablo de Beaumont, Hope Rayos of League City, Texas; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made at Home Hospice, 901 W. Missouri, Midland, Tx. 79701.

Thank you father, you will not be forgotten; you will live in your children and grandchildren. God may have seen fit to call you to the Promised Land, but our memories of you will live on, we promise. Find strength in God and also in knowing that you are loved and will continue to be loved and missed.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elena "Sparky" Sanchez

Eleno Sparky Sanchez, 43, died on Saturday, May 15, 2010, in New Mexico.

Funeral ceremonies take place at 10:00 am. m., Friday, May 21, at Fort Stockton Gentry Funeral Chapel. Burial will take place at East Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his father, Eleno L. Sanchez, his mother, Susana E. Sanchez, his wife, Cecilia Sanchez, his two brothers, Daniel F. Sanchez and John Joe Sanchez, and his five sisters, Selina A. Saunders, Sandra D. Bivens, Sonya M. Sweeney, Sue Lynn Sanchez and Stephanie D. Hernandez.

Jackie McGowen

Jacquelyn McGowen, 81, died on Wednesday, May 19, at Southwestern Medical School's Zale Lipshy Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be held at 11 am. m., Saturday, May 22, at Covenant Presbyterian Church with Rev. Neill Morgan officiating. Burial will take place at Cedarlawn Memorial Park.

McGowen was a member of several literary clubs, several bridge clubs, and the Woodlawn Ladies Golf Association, was a 1945 graduate of Monahans High School and graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1949 with a degree in music, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church throughout your life.

Survivors include her husband R.B. McGowen Jr. from Sherman; two sons, R.B. Jerry McGowen and Jack McGowen, both from Sherman; a sister, Jennie Thrasher of Monahan; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made for the Psalm 150 Music Fund at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 322 W. Pecan, Sherman, TX 75090. The logbook can be signed online at waldofuneralhome.com.

james moss

James Albert Jim Moss, 76, of Carlsbad, N.M., formerly of Pecos, died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at his home.

Funeral ceremonies take place at 10:00 am. m., Thursday, May 27, Sunset Church of Christ, 1308 W. Blodgett Street, Carlsbad, with Brian McGonagill, Terry McKean and Mike Veilleux officiating.

Born October 5, 1933 in Roswell, N.M., graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1951, Abilene Christian University in May 1955, served in the U.S. Army and worked for Duvals Sulfur Mine (Pennzoil) for 35 years in different places; he was a member of Sunset Church of Christ and served as a deacon.

Survivors include his wife, Loueva Lucy Hawkins Moss of Carlsbad, N.M.; a son, Brian Moss of Shepshed, England; a daughter, Diane Johnson of Carlsbad, N.M.; a brother, Robert D. Bob Moss of Carlsbad, N.M.; 12 grandchildren and countless cousins, relatives and a multitude of friends.

You can make commemorative contributions to Mountain View Christian Camp, c/o Sunset Church of Christ, 1308 W. Blodgett St., Carlsbad, 88220 o Lakeview Christian Home Hospice, 1300 N. Canal St., Carlsbad, 88220.

franco talamante

Frank C. Talamantez, 68, of Pecos, died on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Wednesday, May 26, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born March 1, 1942 in Toyah, a retired oil field worker, longtime Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Talamantez was preceded in death by a son, David M. Talamantez.

Survivors include his wife, Estella M. Talamantez de Pecos; three daughters, Elva M. Talamantez and Ravina T. Martinez of Austin; a brother, Ray Talamantez of Pecos; two sisters, Romelia Herrera and Dolores Gomez de Pecos; five grandchildren, Ernest Tarango Jr., Destiny Garcia, David Talamantez Jr., Alfred Garcia Jr.; and a great-grandson, David Talamantez III.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

cape joan

Joan Cape, 78, of Verhalen, died on Sunday, May 16, 2010.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born March 10, 1932 in Edohoma, Oklahoma, she was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Verhalen.

Survivors include her husband, Dwayne Cape; four daughters, Deanne Spivey of Odessa, Debbie Cape of Plainview, Dwana Huelster of San Antonio, Dorie Higginbotham of San Angelo; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Reyes Lujan

Reyes R. Lujan, 78, of Marfa, died on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be at 11 am. m., Wednesday, May 19, at the Roman Catholic Church of Santa Maria in Marfa.

She was born on January 16, 1932 in Marfa and was Catholic.

Luján was preceded in death by his parents, Rito and María Rivera; her husband, Mariano Luján Sr.; and two sons, Jaime Lee and Jesse Lujan.

Survivors include two children, Mariano Lujan Jr. from Carlsbad, N.M., Juan Antonio Lujan from Odessa; four daughters, Viola Paniagua of Riverton, Wy., Virginia Gonzales and Veronica Lujan of Pecos, Teresa Sanchez of Odessa; three brothers, Rito Rivera and Mariano Rivera of Marfa, Eddie Rivera of Hobbs, N.M.; seven sisters, Manuela Valverde of Denver City, Petra Lujan, Eliselda Torres, Patricia Rivera of Midland, Flora Conners of Gloria Rivera, Betty Bowman of Marfa; 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

ruben sandoval

Ruben Sandoval, 52, of Pecos, died on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at his home.

Services are held at a later date.

He was a lifetime resident of Pecos.

Survivors include his wife, Eva J. Sandoval of Pecos; two brothers, Inés Sandoval and Aurelio Sandoval from Chihuahua, Mexico; two sisters, Angela Flores from Odessa and Elvira Sandoval from Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Willis Cook

Willis Cecil Cook, 89, of Beaumont, died May 9, 2010 at Dubuis Hospital.

On Wednesday, May 12th at 2pm. m., a funeral service was held at Magnolia Cemetery, under the direction of Broussards, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont.

He was born April 12, 1921 in Turrell, Arkansas, raised in Pecos, lived in the area for 65 years, and worked as a lubrication operator for Unocal. He was a co-founder of the Golden Triangle Racing Pigeon Club and is a United States Navy veteran, having served during World War II on the USS Harrison DD573.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Marion Cook and Gene Cook; and sisters, Francis Wallace and Janis Morehead.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Cook; a daughter, Carita Cook; two brothers, Ernest and Johnny Lee Cook; a sister, Jo Ann Beauchamp; two grandchildren; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 5144, Beaumont, Texas 77726.

Ernest Olvera

Ernesto G. Olvera, 65, of San Angelo, died on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at a local hospital.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 8 at St. Margaret, with burial at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo.

He was born on July 28, 1944 in Presidio, he married Connie Ortega and they shared 48 years together.

Olvera was preceded in death by her father and mother, Graciela Venegas de Pecos.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Olvera of San Angelo; four children, Ernesto Olvera Jr. by Sherwood, Raymond Olvera, David Olvera and Angel Olvera; a daughter, Lisa Olvera; two sisters, Dorinda Millan and husband Jerry from Pecos, Araceli Vickrey and husband Gregg from Odessa, and six grandchildren.

Israel Villescas

Israel Roddy Villescas, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at his home.

Burial will be on Saturday, May 15th at 2pm. m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Betty Villescas de Pecos; two sons, Daniel Villescas and wife, Priscilla de Carlsbad, N.M., Roddy Villescas and wife, Juanita de San Antonio; two daughters, Rosalinda Muñoz and husband, Marcelino de Barstow, Mary Helen Urias and husband Mario de Iraan; a brother, Eloy Villescas de San Antonio; a sister, Beda Villescas de Marfa; 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

light walk

Mildred Burnett Sroade, 88, of San Angelo, died on Sunday, May 9, 2010, at her home with her daughter at her side.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am. m., Wednesday, May 12, at Mount Evergreen Cemetery with David Dean, Steve Dean, Phil Dean and Mark Duncan officiating.

Born December 25, 1921 in Roswell, N.M., she married Fred Sroade of Balmorhea and together they managed the Balmorhea Farm and Ranch Store.

Sroade is preceded in death by her husband Fred and their son, Doyce Earl Sroade.

Survivors include his daughter, Carolyn Sroade.

The family would especially like to thank Catalina Londono, the doctors and nurses at Shannon Hospital, as well as the home health staff at Vista Hospice and Med-Way.

Services are under the direction of Pecos Funeral Home.

Sharlene Moore

Sharlene Shree Moore, 48, of Big Spring, died on Friday, April 23, 2010, at her home.

Tuesday, April 27th at 11am. m., a Celebration of Life service was held at Myers and Smith Chapel in Big Spring with the Rev. William Vaughn officiating.

He was born on August 17, 1961 to Ida Lee and Emmit Charles Moore, Sr., in Beeville, Tx. has been a resident of Big Spring for over 30 years and has been employed for over 25 years at Western Container.

Moore was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include his mother, Ida Lee Moore of Big Spring; a brother, Emmit Charles Moore, Jr. from Pecos; two nieces and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins ​​from Beeville and Illinois.

Myers and Smith Funeral Home and Chapel were in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Florez

Isabel H. Florez, 88, of Pecos, died on Friday, April 30, 2010 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass was celebrated at 11 am on Monday, May 3, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial was in Barstow Cemetery.

Born November 19, 1921, in Barstow, she was a housewife, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Florez was preceded in death by her husband, Faustino Florez Sr.; and a son, Faustino Florez, Jr.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Hernandez of Tuscan, Arizona, Ricardo Florez of Pecos; five daughters, Olga H. Munoz of Pecos, Gloria H. Ontiveros of Pecos, Grace H. Tarango, Yolanda H. Ortega of Odessa, Connie H. Herrera of Pecos; 37 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

H.W. Levi Garret

At age 92, and with his only grandson (“Bozar”) and granddaughter (“Sonny”) by his side, longtime Pecos resident H. W. Levi Garrett died at his home in Cross Plains, Texas, on Wednesday. fair, April 4th. . 21st of 2010.

Funeral services will be held at Pecos Funeral Home on Saturday, April 24, 2010. The service will be officiated by Jimmy Rogers and burial will take place immediately at Fairview Cemetery.

Levi was born in Hamby, Jones County, Texas on July 17, 1917. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nora Bell (Childers) and Carl Leggett Garrett, his beloved wife Earline, daughter Cheryl Watts, sister Ruth Cunningham and your brothers . Carl Garrett Jr. and Roy Garrett. She is survived by her daughters Bonnie Kribbs of Longview, Texas, Lynn Labay (Glenn) of Fort Stockton, Texas and Kathy of Three Rivers, Texas, her sisters Lois Echols of Lamesa, Texas and Doris Morris of Lubbock, Texas and her brother Ray Garrett of Seminole, Texas. Levi is also survived by 6 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 8 great-grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews, as well as many, many friends and associates.

Chargers will be Hoyt Foster, Ryder Foster, Ray Garrett, Tom Kelly, Garrett Rogers and Bob Westmoreland. Honorary porters will be Jim Blanchard, Cacy Day, Bobby Dosher, Pete Galvan, Bobby Hanks, Roddy Harrison, Glenn Labay, Doyle McGovern, Marcus Morris, Johnny Passmore, John Rediger and Robert Wai.

When he was young, Levi dreamed of owning a restaurant one day. In the late 1930s, still living at home in Lamesa with his parents, brothers and sisters, he knew he could start in the catering business in Pecos. So she packed her belongings and moved to Pecos in pursuit of that dream. One of the first jobs she got in Pecos was as a fast food cook at the Blue Top Cafe on East 3rd Street. It was there that Levi met a waitress and the most beautiful blonde he had ever seen. Her name was Earline Frances Kelly. Somehow, he managed to catch her eye too, and the two were married on September 17, 1940. After just a few years of marriage and the birth of two daughters, Levi and Earline fulfilled their "restaurant dream" when they built and opened the Continental Cafe on East 3rd Street. They ran that restaurant until their retirement in the 1980s. Levi and Earline had been married for nearly 54 years when she died in 1994.

Levi also served the citizens of Pecos and Reeves counties as an alderman in the early 1960s and was responsible for major beautification improvements made to Fairview Cemetery, including putting up a wire fence around the perimeter as well as planting shrubs and evergreen trees. .

During his life, Levi was passionate about many things, but he loved watching professional baseball and football games on TV, cooking barbecues and stews, planting and tending gardens, and fishing as much as he wanted. he can get caught on a hook. He was also known for pulling pranks on others as well as writing unique poetry, a talent he shared with many.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the West of the Pecos Museum (PO Box 1784, Pecos, 79772), the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame (PO Box 1883, Pecos, 79772) or a charity in your choice.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie Verde

Bonnie Green, 91, of Midland, died on Sunday, April 18, 2010, in Midland.

Funeral services were held at 10 am. m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Fairview Cemetery in Pecos.

Funeral services were held at 3 pm. m. on Wednesday, April 21 at Manor Park Chapel in Midland with the Reverend Bill Billett as officiant.

Green was born on September 29, 1918 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, to Cynthia (Brock) and Thomas McMahan. He came to Pecos when he was 19 and worked as a rose at the Pecos hospital for many years. He moved to be near his family in 2006 and was a member of the Methodist Church in Pecos.

Survivors include his daughter DeEtte Zant of Glasscock County and his sister Roxie Young of Austin.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jonny McMahan, and his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

stela muñoz

Estella Munoz, 60, from Pecos, Morreu on Sunday, April 18, 2010.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m., Thursday, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial at Evergreen Cemetery.

Born June 20, 1949 in Calendaria, Tx., she was a lifelong Pecos homemaker and Protestant.

Muñoz was preceded in death by his parents, Pablo Hernández and Isaac Flores; two brothers, Florencio Hernández and Epifanio Hernández; a son, José Muñoz Jr. and her husband, José Muñoz Sr.

Survivors include a son, Michael Munoz of Pecos; three daughters, Elida and Patricia Munoz from Pecos, Ysa Munoz Pérez from Kansas; two brothers, Oscar and Ramón Hernández de Pecos; a sister, Pabla Hernández de Pecos; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maria Rodrigues

Maria Beatrice Rodriguez, 63, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Home Hospice in Odessa.

Services will be held at 10am. m. Friday, April 23, Chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home, Burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born September 25, 1946 in San Antonio Del Bravo, Mexico, she was a lifelong homemaker and resident of Pecos.

Rodríguez was preceded in death by his parents, Baltazar and Refugia Rodríguez.

Survivors include her husband, Dulces Rodríguez; three children, Guadalupe Speedy Rodriguez from Pecos, Ruben and Rolando Rodriguez from Odessa; four daughters, Sonia Rodríguez and Sandra Pando de Odessa; two brothers, Juan Rodríguez de Muleshoe, José Rodríguez from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico; four sisters, Ramona Montez de San Angelo, Francisca Hernández, Enriqueta Rodríguez and Concha López de Morton; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Erminia Zermeño

Erminia Zermeno, 65, from Pecos, died on Sunday, April 18, 2010, in Odessa.

Mass was held at 10 am. Thursday, April 22 at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born December 23, 1944 in Pecos, she was a prison guard, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Survivors include two sons, Cesar Zermeno of Pecos, Oliver Zermeno of Odessa; two brothers, Mario Zermeno of Corpus Christi, George Zermeno of Barstow and three grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

daniel galvan

Daniel Galvan, Sr., age 81, died Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Pecos County Memorial Hospital in Fort Stockton.

The funeral ceremonies took place at 10:00 am. m. Saturday, April 17 at St. Agnes at Fort Stockton with burial at St. Joseph at Fort Stockton.

He was preceded in death by: his father, Pedro Galván, his mother, Antonia Maldonado Galván, his brothers, G.M. (Bevo) Galván and Modesto Galván, and his sister, Petra Casillas.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Jane Galvan, two children, Larry Ozuna and Danny Galvan Jr.; a daughter, Emma Sue Layton; four brothers, Paul Galvan, Frank Galvan, F.M. Galvan and Pete Galvan; a sister, Aurora Bolin Galván; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

A Gentry Funeral Home of Fort Stockton was in charge of two preparations.

Edward Lewis

Edward Stinky/Hobo Lewis, 62, of Albuquerque, N.M., died on Saturday, April 3, 2010 in Albuquerque.

A religious service was held at 11:00 am. m. on Saturday, April 17th at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Joe Terry II officiating. Burial was at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born January 3, 1947 in Pecos, he was a truck driver and Baptist.

Lewis was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Lewis; her father, Robert Keaton; her stepfather, Frank Shorter; a brother, Douglas Shorter and a sister, Sandra Shorter.

Survivors include his mother, E. Willie Shorter of Pecos; a son, James Edward Lewis of Japan; three daughters, Kimberly L. Lewis of California, Shawana L. Edmund of Airzona, Latrina Lewis Sanders of Washington; a brother, Clebourne Joiner of Ft. Worth; four sisters, Alma Swanson, Lynne Shorter of Ft. Worth, Mary Beasley, Patsy Shorter of Columbus, Ohio, and several grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Juanita Ontiveros

Juanita F. Ontiveros, 78, died on Friday, April 16, 2010 at a local hospital in Fort Stockton.

The funeral ceremonies took place at 2 pm. m. Monday, April 18 at First Baptist Church of Fort Stockton with burial in the local East Hill Cemetery.

She is preceded by her parents, Felix Flores and Blassa Tucker-Flores, and her husband, Eusebio Ontiveros, Sr., and their daughter, Elodia Ontiveros.

Survivors include four children, Joe Ontiveros of Carlsbad, N.M., Jesse Ontiveros of Midland, Eusebio Ontiveros, Jr. from Fort Stockton, Orlando Ontiveros to Midland; a stepson, Robert Ontiveros of Victoria, Texas; a daughter, Juanita Márquez; two brothers, Crescensio C.T. and Jesus Flores, both of Fort Stockton; six sisters, Eva Alvarado of Fort Stockton, Maria Rodriguez of Stanton, Margie Bennet of Midland, Anita Baeza of McCamey, Paula Baeza of Midland and Catarina Casas of Midland.

The Gentry Funeral Home of Fort Stockton is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosa Ontiveros

Rosa Ontiveros, 83, of Pecos, died on Thursday, April 15, 2010 in Odessa.

Services were held at 3pm. m. Saturday, April 17 at Pecos Funeral Chapel with burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Pecos.

Ontiveros was preceded in death by her husband, Ricardo Ontiveros, Sr., a son, Ricardo Ontiveros Jr., and a granddaughter, Lori Ontiveros.

Survivors include two daughters, Norma Florez and her husband Ruben; Grace Alvarez and her husband, Julian of Pecos; four children, Domingo Ontiveros and wife Socorro de Rio Rancho, N.M., Luis Ontiveros and wife Gloria, Oscar Ontiveros, Armando Cortez and wife Eloisa de Pecos; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Demetrius Aguero

Demetrio Aguero, Jr., 96, of Pecos, died on Monday, April 12, 2010 at his home.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Friday, April 16, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born July 22, 1913, in Snyder, he was a retired heavy equipment operator, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Petra Cobrarubio Agüero; a son, Demetrio Agüero III of Pecos; two daughters, Mary Martha Martinez of La Coste, Tx., Petra Tona Aguero Payen of Pecos; a brother, Zaragoza Agüero de San Angelo; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Flores

Tomas Flores, 81, of Barstow, died on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Ward Memorial Hospital in Monahans.

At 7:30 pm the rosary will be celebrated. m., Friday, in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Mass is scheduled for 10 am. Saturday at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa with Father Fabián Márquez officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Born December 29, 1928 in Barstow, he was a lifelong resident of Pecos, a retired city clerk/guardian, and a Catholic.

Flores was preceded in death by his parents, Simon and Francisca De La Rosa Flores.

Survivors include a brother, Abram Flores of Barstow, and a sister, Sabastina Madrid of Odessa.

Pecos Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward Lewis

Edward Stinky/Hobo Lewis, 62, of Pecos, died on Saturday, April 3, 2010 in Albuquerque, N.M.

From 11:00 a mass will be held in the chapel. m., Saturday, April 17, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Joe Terry II officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born January 3, 1947 in Pecos, he was a truck driver and Baptist.

Lewis was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Lewis; her father, Robert Keaton; stepfather, Frank Shorter; a brother, Douglas Shorter and a sister, Sandra Shorter.

Survivors include his mother, E. Willie Shorter of Pecos; a son, James Edward Lewis of Japan; three daughters, Kimberly L. Lewis of California, Shawana L. Edmund of Arizona, Latrina Lewis Sanders of Washington; a brother, Clebourne Joiner of Ft. Worth; four sisters, Alma Swanson, Lynne Shorter of Ft. Worth, Mary Beasley, Patsy Shorter of Columbus, Ohio, and several grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosa Ontiveros

Services are incomplete for Rosa C. Ontiveros, 83, of Pecos, who died on Thursday, April 15, 2010.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jacob Rays

Jacob René Rayos, 32 years old, died on Sunday, April 11, 2010.

Funeral ceremonies take place at 10:00 am. m., Thursday, April 15, at the Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born on May 18, 1977, to Reymundo and Katy N. Rayos.

Jacob René Rayos was Deputy Sheriff of Reeves County for five years, a son, brother and loving father. Previously, he served his country in the United States Army as a medical specialist. His presence will be felt by all who loved him.

Survivors include her parents, Reymundo and Katy N. Rays of Pecos; three brothers, Tony, Raymond and Jonathan Rays from Pecos; a sister, Amanda Rays of Pecos; four daughters, Aeon Rays, Jayme Ramirez, Azlaiah Rays and Trinity Rays of Pecos; a son, Anakin Rays of Pecos; her grandmother, Rita Natividad de Pecos; uncles Belén Marcelino, Belén Agustín and Belén Oscar de Pecos; aunts, Lupe Nativity, Cruz Nativity and Julia Rays of Freckles, Tony Rays Jr. of Peocs; Several cousins, nieces and nephews, groomsmen, Arturo and Sally Vasquez from Pecos.Pecos Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements.

Edward Lewis

Services are incomplete for Edward Lewis, 62, of Albuquerque, N.M., who died on Saturday, April 3, 2010.

Born January 3, 1947 in Albuquerque, N.M., he was a truck driver and Baptist.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

charlie smith

Charlie A. Smith, 85, of Midland, died on Thursday, April 8, 2010, in the inpatient unit at Midland Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm. m., Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Fairmont Park Church of Christ with Bill Johnson and Don Mitchell officiating. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Smith, of Midland; two daughters Charlsie McDonald of Denton, Julie Lyons of Keller; a son Carl Smith of Hunter, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, V.T. Smith Jr.

The family suggests that memorials be held at the Hospice of Midland, PO Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702; Christ Church Mission Fund, 3813 N. Midland Dr, Midland, Texas 79707; or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: HYPERLINK "http://www.npwelch.com"www.npwelch.com

criselda paz

Criselda G. Paz, 53 years old, died on Sunday, April 4, 2010, at her home.

The rosary is at 7 pm. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Eldorado.

Service is at 2 pm. m., Friday at church. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Survivors include their daughters, Natalie Peace and Caitlin Peace, both of San Angelo; son Paz Benigna III of San Angelo; Parents Ambrose and Virginia Garcia from Pecos; and sisters Sylvia Belman of Eldorado, Norma Arvizu of Houston and Myra Michaelis of Orange and a brother, Benjamin Garcia of Idaho.

jesus soto

Jesus Soto, 80, of Pecos, died on Friday, April 2, 2010, at Hospice House in Odessa.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Tuesday, April 6, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born May 11, 1929 in Adobe, Texas, he was a retired construction worker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, María Villanueva Soto de Pecos; four sons, Jose, Gilbert, Jesse and Tony Soto, all from Pecos; three daughters, Margaret Franco and Lydia Salgado of Pecos, Lucy Soto of Odessa; a brother, Antonio Tonico Soto de

Watsonville, Calif., Ignacia Porras of Odessa; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

jake lewis

Services for Jake G. Lewis, 81, of Monahans are scheduled for Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 11 am. m. at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Stone officiating. Burial will take place at Monahans Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services. He died on Sunday 28 March 2010 at Hospice House in Odessa.

Jake was born on November 9, 1928 in Pecos, Texas to Bob and Kate (Grissom) Lewis. He attended Pecos High School. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps from 1950 to 1954 and served in the Korean War. He married Helen Singletary on December 27, 1967 in Raymondville, Texas. He worked for the Budweiser Company for many years and also for Haliburton for 19 years. He owned and operated Jakes Lounge for 35 years. He also loved fishing in Old Mexico.

Jake loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Helen Lewis de Monahans; their children, Joey Lewis de Sierra Blanca and Jimmy Lewis and his wife Kayla de Monahans; and her daughter Elexa Ann Rodriquez and her husband Ray, of Houston. He also to 6 grandchildren, Kali and Sydney from Monahans, Amelia, Jakob, Sophia and Max from Houston. She is also survived by a sister, Kathleen Lewis Boggs, of Gaffne, South Carolina, a cousin, Omar Divers, of California, and a nephew, Barry Lewis, of Garland.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Kate Lewis, a brother, Robert Lewis, and a sister, Gladys Penn.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice House Foundation, Inc., 903 N. Sam Houston Ave., Odessa, TX 79761

Wencesla Barraza

Wenceslada Chalo Barraza, 100, of Pecos, died on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at her home.

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Mass will be at 10am on Friday at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

Born June 26, 1909 in Toyah, she was a lifelong Pecos homemaker and Catholic.

Barraza was preceded in death by a son, Fidel Barraza.

Survivors include a son, Raymundo Barraza, of Rose Mead, California; a daughter, Elisa Chaves de Pecos; 14 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

william cook

William Bill Louis Cook, 56, of Pecos, died on Sunday, March 21, 2010, in Lubbock.

On Thursday, March 25th at 1pm. m., a church service was held at First Christian Church with Dr. Kenneth McIntosh officiating.

Burial was at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born September 27, 1953 in Pecos, he was a correctional/locksmith and a lifelong resident of Pecos.

Cook was preceded in death by his father, Marion Cook.

Survivors include his mother, Annie Halfmann Cook of Pecos; a sister, Cynthia Cook and husband John R. Scott of Big Spring; two aunts, Jo Ann Beauchamp of San Angelo, Linda Bailey of Ballinger; three uncles, Ernest Cook of Pecos, Johnny Cook of Odessa, Willis Cook of Beaumont; a niece, Anna Scott of Big Spring, and several cousins.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Novella S. Davis, 89, of Pecos, died on Monday, March 22, 2010, at her home.

At 15:00 there will be a mass in the chapel. m., Saturday, March 27, in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Born June 28, 1920, in Pecos, she was a homemaker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Protestant.

Davis is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Davis, her daughter, Patsy Payne, and her parents, Tom and Edna Simmons.

Survivors include a son, James Edward Jeff Fisher of Big Spring; two daughters, Tommy Sugar and James Acker, Donna Hill, both from Pecos; a brother, Billy Jim Simmons, of Fort Worth; a sister, Tommie Lou Wilcoxson, of San Diego, California; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wencesla Barraza

Services are incomplete for Wenceslada Barraza, 100, who died on Sunday, March 21, 2010.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

don morton

Don Morton, 81, of Pecos, died on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at his home.

Funeral ceremonies take place at 10:30 am. m., Wednesday, March 24, at West Park Baptist Church with Rey Carreón as officiant. Burial will follow at Barstow Cemetery in Barstow.

Born June 24, 1929 in Palacios, Texas, to Thomas and Irene Morton, he resided in Blessing until moving to Pecos in 1970. A superintendent of production and a retired farmer, he was a member of Barstow Baptist Church and a former member and treasurer of West Park Baptist Church.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, his desire to always leave things better than he found them has helped to enrich the lives of countless people who knew and loved him.

He has served his community in various capacities over the years, including as president of the Ward County Irrigation District, and served for several years as chairman of the rodeo committee.

Morton was preceded in death by his son Allen Morton of Barstow.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce of Pecos; a son, Floyd Morton of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Jacob of Odessa, Zachary of Levelland and Charles of Ft. Worth and numerous nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rachel Elizondo

Rachel Galindo Elizondo, 53, from Odessa, died on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Hospice House.

Services are held at a later date.

He was born in Pecos.

Survivors include three brothers, Ector Galindo of Pecos, Marcos Galindo of Odessa and Joe Luis Galindo of Fort Stockton; two sisters, Polly Chandler from Pecos and Janie Jaramillo from Odessa.

Acres West Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Delma Gabaldon

Delma Núñez Gabaldón, 40, of Pecos, died on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be held at 10am. m., Friday, March 19, at Apostolica En La Fe De Cristo Rey, with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born June 7, 1969 in Presidio, she was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and a member of the Apostolic Faith. Gabaldón was preceded in death by her mother, Josefina Núñez.

Survivors include his father, Manuel Núñez de Pecos; her husband, Edmundo Gabaldón de Pecos; three sons, Robert Lee Salgado, Edmundo Gabaldon Jr. and Ray Lee Gabaldon, all from Pecos; two daughters, Dana and Daniela Gabaldon of Pecos; four brothers, Cosme, Robert, Rodrigo and Noe Nunez from Pecos; a sister, Romelia Salgado de Pecos and three grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Manuela Carrasco Rodríguez, 67, died of cancer at her home in Manteca, California.

Services were held in San Jose, California.

He was born on April 2, 1942 in Pecos.

Survivors include two sons, Javier and Michael Rodriguez, of San Jose, California; two daughters, Christian and Sandi Rodriguez, of San Jose, California; three sisters, Elydia Mondragon and Maria Jesus Carrasco of Pecos and Tomasa Carrasco of San Jose, California; three brothers, Guadalupe Carrasco of San Jose, California, Cristobal Carrasco of Pecos and Martin Carrasco of Ft. Stockton; aunts, Estella Villareal and Filomena Ramirez from Pecos, Sofia Gomez Hinojoz from San Jose, California; an uncle, Stephen Gomez, from Arizona; seven grandchildren.

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Ismael V. Lara, from Pecos, died on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Home Hospice in Odessa.

The mass will take place at 2 pm, Wednesday, March 17, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church.

He was a retired farmer, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and Catholic.

Lara was preceded in death by a daughter, Alicia Carrasco.

Survivors include his wife, Socorro (Irma) Lara de Pecos; her mother, Francisca Lara de Pecos; three children, Ismael Lara Jr. and wife JoJo of Gardendale, Luis Lara and wife Lucy, Carlos Lara and wife Deana of Pecos; five daughters, Hilda Mendoza and husband Mark A. of Pecos, Irene Campos and husband Ricky of Hobbs, N.M., Icela Romero and husband Jerry de Ruidoso, N.M., Imelda Mendoza and husband Hector de Monahans; son-in-law Ruvel Carrasco de Pecos; three brothers, Lucio Lara and wife Katy from Odessa, Nasario Lara and wife Lisa, Miguel Lara and wife Isabel from Pecos; two sisters, Delia Florez and husband Maggie from Pecos, Delma Lozano and husband Edward from Odessa.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

lupe sandusky

Lupe Garza Sandusky, 71, of Pecos, died on Sunday, March 14, 2010 in Odessa.

Mass will be held on Friday, March 19 at 2 pm. m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church with burial on Mount Evergreen.

Born June 8, 1938 in Pecos, she was a retired Catholic nurse.

Survivors include two sisters, Juanita Gutierrez of Chino Hills, California; Lily Talamantes of Edinburg, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pete Almodova Gallego, Jr.

Pete Almodova Gallego, Jr., a lifelong Alpine resident and son of a pioneer Alpine family, died at 12:01 am. the 63rd anniversary of his marriage to Elena Peña Gallego of Fort Stockton.

Pete A. Gallego, Jr., was born February 17, 1925, in a very different Alpine. His father, Pete Russell Gallego, worked on farms in the area and opened a family restaurant in 1917. His mother, Victoria Almodova, was an Apache Indian. He also helped out at the restaurant and took care of a surviving family of 5 children.

After serving in the Pacific Theater in the US Army during World War II, he returned home determined to improve his hometown. He began helping his mother and sisters, now widows, run what was then known as the Green Café. He also started looking for ways to improve his community.

Pete A. Gallego soon became a pioneer in his own right; the first in his family to graduate from college (Sul Ross, class of 1949), he championed educational and business opportunities for others.

As it was difficult for Latinos to obtain loans from banks in the area, the local Catholic priest gathered a group of parishioners and set up a small credit union. Mr. Gallego, with a background in accounting, was invited to manage it. He agreed to assume responsibility for the new entity and became the 17th member and first treasurer of the Nossa Senhora da Paz Credit Union. For years, he ran every night from his dinner table so people could borrow money or make payments after they left work. Later, Credit Union moved to the Green Café. Gallego served as treasurer, president, chairman or board member until recently. He was so proud that the small credit union created at his dinner table became the Alpine Community Credit Union with over $10 million in assets.

He ran for and became the first Latino elected to the Alpine Independent School District Board of Trustees, where he served 5 consecutive 3-year terms (1959-1974). During that time, he, along with his friends Francisco Valenzuela and Alberto Rojo, led the highly controversial effort to desegregate schools in Alpine. Their efforts led to the construction of a new high school, an additional wing to the Central Elementary School, the rebuilding of the old high school into a united high school, and the closing of the Centennial School. His leadership in school integration changed the face of Alpine.

His leadership on the issue of segregation also resulted in a boycott of his family's restaurant. The boycott, along with the closing of the Centennial School and the diversion of Alpine traffic due to the construction of a new interstate, negatively impacted his business. In order to survive, he once again became a pioneer.

He was the first Latino to own commercial property on Holland Avenue, north of the train tracks. He built the Gallego Mexican restaurant in East Holland and expanded his business by shipping chiles rellenos, tamales and masa to stores throughout West Texas and across the state. He was generous in helping people with jobs, food and money so they could continue their education.

Mr. Gallego closed his restaurant and retired in 1997, ending a business that had been in continuous operation for 80 years. He dedicated his time to his wife, children and grandchildren and to helping with various causes. He also spent time driving his lawn tractor and tending to his various properties. Pete A. Gallego touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.

Mr. Gallego is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Elena Peña Gallego; their daughter, Imelda Gallego Garcia and her husband, Jose Garcia, R.Ph., their daughter Rebecca P. Gallego, MD, and their son, State Representative Pete P. Gallego and his wife, Maria Elena Ramon. He is also survived by his grandchildren María Imelda, María Elena and Briana García, Cristina P. Gallego and Nicolás Miguel Ramón Gallego. She is preceded in death by her son, Robert Peña Gallego, his parents, three sisters and a brother.

The Rosary will be celebrated on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 7:00 pm, followed by a Visitation until 9:00 pm at Nossa Senhora da Paz Catholic Church. The funeral will take place on Monday, March 8, at 10:00 am, at Nossa Senhora da Paz Catholic Church. Burial will be at Santo Ángel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Pete A. and Elena P. Gallego Scholarship Fund at Sul Ross State University. Checks can be mailed directly to Scholarships, P.O. Box C-114, Alpine, Texas 79831.

Nan Carpenter Cate

Nan Carpenter Cate of Verhalen, Texas, passed away peacefully following complications from pneumonia on Sunday, March 7, 2010, in Fort Worth, Texas. Born May 8, 1924, she was preceded in death by her son Bruce, her parents Ed J. Carpenter and Hilda Favor Carpenter, and her brother Edward Carpenter. She is survived by her husband, Alfred Cate of Verhalen, son Michael Cate and daughter-in-law Suzanne of Granbury, TX, daughter Molly Peterson of Breckenridge, TX, daughter-in-law Carolyn Carson Cate of Pahoa, HI, grandchildren Hilary Cate Ackerman and political grandson David of Austin, Robin Cate of Dallas, Gabriel Cate and granddaughter Allison of Shreveport, Louisiana, Kory Peterson and Kelly Peterson, both of Lubbock, and two great-grandchildren, Soren and Caya Cate of Shreveport. She is also survived by her sisters Patty Winters of Plainview, Betty Barr of Big Spring and Elaine Carpenter of Austin, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be at Nalley-Pickle Funeral Home in Big Spring on Tuesday, March 9, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. m. at 20:00 m. A funeral service will be held at Peace Chapel, Trinity Memorial Cemetery, Big Spring, on Wednesday. March 10th at 10:30 am. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday. afternoon at 4:00 pm at First UMC, Pecos, Tx.

Nan valued her family above all else in her life, which was full of accomplishments and interests. Graduating in Home Economics (Food and Nutrition) from Texas Tech College in 1945, he went to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville on a graduate scholarship. However, before finishing her scholarship, she married her high school sweetheart, Alfred Cate.

While raising her family, Nan worked as a co-director with Alfred of Cate Grocery and Mkt in Vincent, TX and later as a bookkeeper at Verhalen Mercantile. As a lifelong learner, she was heavily involved in the Modern Study Club of Pecos, serving as president in two different terms and being selected as the 2006 Outstanding Woman of the Year for the West Division of the Federated Women's Clubs of Texas. He has researched and hosted many programs on international affairs.

She was a woman of great faith who especially loved The United Methodist Church for its strong emphasis on education and social justice. She served United Methodist Women for many years, serving as president for several terms.

Nan served as Reeves County and Loving County Extension Agent from 1980 to 1982. Pursuing her love of learning, she returned to college at Sul Ross University, earning 27 hours in English, history and math. His love of reading, especially history, matched his love of playing bridge. She and Alfred belonged to various bridge clubs in the Pecos area.

Above all her other accomplishments, Nan valued her family. Her husband Alfred, children and grandchildren all know that she loved them unconditionally. Her influence is strong in all their lives. Her memory will serve as a guiding force to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.

ollie payne

Ollie Carrol Payne died peacefully on the morning of Friday, March 5, 2010, aged 88.

Attendance: Tuesday at 11 am. m. at the Robertson Mueller Harper Chapel. The Rev. Eugene Copeland of Trinity United Methodist Church, Arlington, will officiate. He will rest privately with his wife, Oma Lee, in the mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: Mr. Payne will be at the funeral home on Sunday starting at 1pm. m. at 5 p.m. and on Monday, when family and friends will be welcomed in the Salão Nobre from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Memorials: Consideration of the Western Contribution of the Pecos Museum, P.O. Box 1784, Pecos, Texas 79772, 432-445-5076, or American Red Cross, Chisholm Trail Chapter, 1515 S. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76111, in honor of Ollie's memory.

Born January 31, 1922, in Pecos, Ollie was the youngest child of Phillip Roquello and Dora Mabel Buchanan Payne. He was a 1939 graduate of Pecos High School and married Oma Lee Smith on March 25, 1942.

Ollie entered the Army in January 1943. During World War II he was wounded and received an honorable discharge in December 1945.

After his military service, Ollie returned to Pecos where he worked for the Community Public Service Company. In 1947, he was transferred to Fort Worth, where he continued to work while attending Texas Christian University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from TCU in 1951.

In 1955, Ollie joined the Coca Cola Bottling Company of Fort Worth. He retired in 1987 as deputy corporate director after 32 years of service.

He was a long-time member of St. Stephen.

His family would like to thank the staff at Arlington Villa, Heart in Hand and Freedom Hospice for their care and kindness.

Mr. Payne was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 60 years, Oma Lee; and brothers, Malcolm and Leroy Payne.

Survivors: In addition to his daughter, Carrol Jean Payne Nokes and her husband, James, of Arlington, Ollie is survived by his son, Phillip Lee Payne and his friend, Patricia Thebo, of Haltom City; grandchildren, JoBeth Morrison and her husband, Travis, of Tyler; M. Jason Ankele and his wife, Cindy, of Alexandria, Virginia; Jennifer Roberts and her husband, Craig, of Sulfur Springs; and Kara Payne Carsia of Anthem, Arizona; grandchildren, Callan Nokes and his wife, Kelli, of Lakeway and Cameron Nokes and his wife, Hannah, of Austin; eight great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews and their families.

connie sanchez

Connie M. Sanchez, 73, died on January 21, 2010 in Rialto, California after a long battle with cancer.

Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, February 2 at 11:00 am. at Siena Catholic Church in Rialto, California.

Born December 9, 1936 in Gregory, Texas, he was a long time resident of Pecos until June 2009 and was a staunch member of the Santa Rosa Catholic Church.

Survivors include six children, Romeo Jr., Luther, Mario, Elida, Dolores and Delia; a sister, Anita Villanueva; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

A commemorative site has been established for Sánchez on the HYPERLINK "http://www.MeM.com" www.MeM.com.

Helena Tapia

Helena Tapia, age 89, of Pecos, died on Thursday, March 4, 2010, at the Pecos nursing home.

Services were held at 3pm. m. Monday, March 8 at St. Rose Catholic Church with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born March 29, 1920 in Marfa, she was a longtime Pecos resident, homemaker, mother, and devout Catholic.

Tapia was preceded in death by her husband Román Tapia; her parents; a brother, Ismael Lara and two sisters, Rachel Orona and Irene Licon.

Survivors include a son, Manuel Tapia and his wife Jane of Odessa; three daughters, Elfida Howard and husband Calvin, Elidia Leonard and husband Jim and Eva Martinez and husband Adam de Pecos; four sisters, Lola Garcia of Pecos, Otilia Ballez and Sophia DeVault of California, and Margie Adams of Houston; a brother, Mike Lara of Pecos; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Guadalupe Garcia

Guadalupe Garcia, 87, of Pecos, died on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at her home.

Mass took place at 10 am. Monday, February 22 at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa.

Born February 18, 1923 in Odem, Texas, she was a retired cook, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Garcia was preceded in death by his parents, Andrés Robles Garcia and Cruz Campos; two brothers; four sisters; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Survivors include six daughters, Cruz Garcia de Hobbs, N.M., Consuelo Garcia de Pecos, Ismelda Martinez, Elda Morroquin, Ermelinda Garcia and Elvira Garcia de Odem; a sister, Jesusita Martínez de Odem; 17 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

guadalupe lyles

Guadalupe Lyles, 62, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano.

Mass will be at 3 pm. m., Tuesday, February 23, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born August 12, 1947 in Pecos, he worked at a C.O. facility, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include three sons, Michael Luis Mitch Lyles, Mark Anthony Lyles de Pecos, Benjamin Jeremiah Aguilar de Plano; a daughter, Michelle Anjanette Lyles de Plano; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Angela Pentaflor

Angela Pentaflor, 62, of Pecos, died Thursday, February 18, 2010 at her home.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 pm. m. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church.

Born October 2, 1946 in Gilcrest, Co., she was a homemaker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Pentaflor was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus C. Pentaflor and Eliza B. Baldigon.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Renteria of Pecos; a daughter, Melissa Maria Pentaflor de Pecos; a brother, Lenord Pentaflor of Santa Maria, California. and a sister, Bernice Pentaflor of Santa Maria, California.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carmen Castillo

Carmen Castillo, 89, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at her home.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Friday, February 19, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born on July 18, 1920 in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, she was a housewife and Catholic.

Castillo was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Castillo; one of them, Ector Raul Catillo; two sisters, Maria De Los Angeles Lopez Duran, Petra Lopez Gonzales; a brother, Francisco Hernandez Lopez Matamores.

Survivors include three daughters, Sylvia Castillo from Pecos, Graciela Villa and Carmen Rodriguez from Houston; four Daniel Castillo de Uvalde, Ruben Castillo Jr. from Houston, Oscar Castillo and Carlos Castillo from San Antonio; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

jose castillo

José María Castillo, 70, of Pecos, died on Monday, February 15, 2010.

Mass will be at 11 am. m., Friday, February 19, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial at Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born on February 3, 1940 in Pedernales, Chih., Mexico.

Castillo was preceded in death by his parents, Refugio and Alta Gracia Castillo; a sister, Francisca Castillo de Coral and two brothers, Jesús Manuel and Samuel Castillo.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Renteria Castillo; a daughter, Lydia Lily Castle; five children, Joe Castle of San Antonio; Pete and Albert Castillo from Pecos; Ruben Molinar of El Monte, California; Danny Molinar of Ontario; two sisters, María Castillo of the Order of the Passage, Raquel Castillo de Cenizas de Juárez, Mexico; a brother, Rubén Castillo de Pecos and 14 grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

betty manso

Betty Jo Martin Meek, age 78, died on Monday, February 15, 2010.

Funerals took place at 1 pm. on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at Immanuel Baptist Church and burial will take place at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.

Meek was born August 24, 1931 in Pecos, to Joe Martin and Betty Adams Martin, lived on the family farm in Barstow, until they moved to Monahans in 1938, where he graduated from Monahans High School in 1948. He attended Hardin University Simmons. for two years and returned to Monahans in 1950, where she worked as a bookkeeper and secretary. She married Bobby Joe Meek on March 10, 1956, and they lived in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California before settling in Monahans in 1966. She served her church and community, including several years as a 4-H leader , and she was a key contributor to the Million Barrel Museum.

Meek was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Waylan Martin.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Meek of Monahans; a sister, Marie McGowen of San Angelo; three daughters, Becky Lewis of Clovis, NM; Bonnie Rives of Monahans; Mindy Boysaw of The Woodlands, Texas; a stepson, Bob Meek, Jr. from Alvord, Texas; a stepdaughter, Denise Sefton of Cornersville, TN; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hope Sunday School class at Immanuel Baptist Church in Monahans. Arrangements under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services.

Josephine L. Tarin

Josephina L. Tarin, 82, of Pecos, died on Sunday, Feb. 2. 14,

There will be mass at 2 pm. m., Tuesday, February 16, at Christ Church, with interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Born August 7, 1927 in Ojinaga, Chih., Mexico, she was a lifelong Pecos homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

Tarin was preceded in death by her husband, Nereo Tarin, and a daughter, Elia Hernandez.

Survivors include five children, Emilio Tarin of Odessa, Elias Tarin of Midland, Mario Tarin of Midland, Eloy Tarin of San Marcos, Eusebio Tarin of Pecos; four daughters, Estella Ramirez of Hobbs, N.M., Elva Zuniga of Pecos, Elvira Calderon of Aurora, Illinois, Elfida Tarin of San Marcos; two sisters, Dora Hinojos of Van Horn, Agustina Machuca of Midland; 30 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Casey Armendariz

Casey Armendariz, age 18, of Burnet, Texas, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on February 4, 2010.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am. m. on Monday, February 8 at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home with the Rev. James McHam officiating.

Born August 30, 1991 in Pearsall, Tx., she has resided in Burnet for most of her life, is a 2009 graduate of Burnet High School, and is fond of art and drawing.

Survivors include her parents Lillie and Mike Lujan from Burnet; his high school sweetheart, Spring Luedke of Burnet and their unborn child, Brice; sisters Linda Garcia of Burnet, Nancy Garcia of Bertram and Brenda Garcia of Austin; grandparents, Alberto and Delia Rodriguez from Pecos and Mike and Isabel Lara from Pecos; several aunts, uncles and friends.

Burnet's Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Woody Merritt

Woody Merritt, 92, of Arlington, died on Friday, February 5, 2010.

A religious service was held at 2 pm. m., Monday, February 8, at First Christian Church with Ernie Wagoner officiating. Burial was at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born June 26, 1917 in Snyder, he was retired, served in the United States Army, and was a Protestant.

Merritt was preceded in death by his first wife, Berta Merritt, and his second wife, Alberta Merritt.

Survivors include a son, Bill Merritt de Plano; a sister, Maude Beard of Arlington; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Texas Masonic Retirement Center, 1501 W. Division, Arlington, Tx. 76012.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

presépio ybarra

Natividad Tala Ybarra, 94, of Pecos, died Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at the Pecos nursing home.

A noon Mass will be held on Friday, January 29 at St. Rose, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born December 25, 1915 in Los Adoby, Texas, she was a cook, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Survivors include four children, Gilbert Ybarra Sr., Roque, Camilo and Rolando Ybarra de Pecos; two daughters, Aurora Baca and Claudia Matta de Pecos; 45 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Merle Skelton

Merle Tuffy Skeleton, 88, died on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at her home after a battle with B-cell lymphoma.

At 11:00 a funeral mass was held. m. Thursday, January 28th at Pecos Funeral Chapel. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery.

Tuffy was born on December 30, 1921 in the Locker community of San Saba County. He was the eleventh of thirteen children born to James P and Laura Belle (Partillo) Skelton. He enlisted in the United States Army in February 1942 and served with the 99th Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry in New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands and the Philippine Islands. Tuffy was a cowboy on some of the finest ranches in Texas including Bivins, JAs, Matador and Reynolds Cattle Co. He was also a cowboy in NM, KS and AR. While at AR, Tuffy worked for the state testing cattle for brucellosis. He married Colene Susie Taylor on August 8, 1947 in Little Rock, AR.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Claude Tex, OD Fab, Don Slim, WP Bill, GF Red, PW Big Boy and Dwight; sisters Montie Dean, Gladys, Anita and Mabel; a grandson; and son-in-law Roger Newcomb.

Tuffy is survived by his wife of 62 years; son Gary Buzzy Skelton and wife Mary of Barstow; daughters, Mary Chappo Wilson and husband Jerry of San Angelo; Terry Lyons and husband Jim from Odessa, Sherry Asbury and husband Steve from Arlington; Sister Vera Morris of Channing, Tx; grandchildren, Cary Skelton of Salt Lake City, UT; Toni Smith and her husband Ferdinand from Melbourne, Florida; their sons Austin, Christopher and Samuel; Jason Newcomb and his wife Amanda from Arlington; Kaysi Kirby and her husband Bob from Arlington; a special nephew Jim Boog Skelton of Houston; many other nieces and nephews; their beloved Boston Terriers, Abby and Minnie; and his remaining horse Baldy.

The family requests that instead of flowers, memorials be made for the American Cancer Society.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucy Rodriguez

Lucy Rodriguez, 66, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 in Lubbock.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Friday, January 29, 2010, at St. Catherine with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

She was born on December 15, 1943 in Zaragoza, she was a housewife and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Román Rodríguez de Pecos; three sons, Daniel Rodriguez of Wickett, Robert Rodriguez of Pecos, Joe Rodriguez of Lubbock; a daughter, Rosa Rico de Pecos; three brothers, Richard Contreras of Balmorhea, David Contreras of Odessa, Ruben Contreras of Pecos; two sisters, Eva Portillo, Ruby Briceño de Balmorhea; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Candida Gomez

Candida Gomez, 74, of Balmorhea, died on Saturday, January 23, 2010 in Midland. Mass was held at 10 am. m. Monday, January 25 at Cristo Rei Catholic Church in Balmorhea with Father Pedro Garcia officiating. Burial was at Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born October 3, 1935 in Balmorhea, she was a housewife, a lifelong resident of Balmorhea, and a Catholic.

Survivors include a daughter, Melinda G. Guevara of Midland; two brothers, José Gómez de Poteet, Tx., Marcelo Gómez de Balmorhea; two sisters, Agustina Fuentez from Odessa, Ramona Natividad from Zaragoza and two grandchildren. Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

faye kelly

Faye Kelly, 78, of Pecos, died on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Reeves County Hospital.

A church service was held at 2pm on Monday, January 25th. m., at West Park Baptist Church, with Rey Carreón officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Born March 10, 1931 in Mt. Originally from Arkansas, he was a longtime resident of Pecos and a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Kelly of Monahans; a daughter, Lana Magnass of Chaparral, N.M.; a brother, Joe Carol Swindle, of Mt. Ida Arkansas; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

tommy abila

Tommy Fuentes Abila, 55, died on Saturday, December 12, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada after a brief illness.

At 14:00 there will be a funeral mass. m., Saturday, January 23, 2010, at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Barstow with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

He was born on February 14, 1954 in Pecos.

Survivors include his parents, Jesús and Virginia Abila; five boys; four brothers, Ernesto and Elias Abila from Abilene, Dulces Nombres and Abel Abila from Las Vegas; two sisters, Elena Zimmerly de Azle and Lupe Vasquez de Balmorhea.

luis rodriguez

Luis Rodriguez, 65, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at the Hospice House Facility in Odessa.

A church service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 21, in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born January 13, 1945 in Sierra Blanca, he was a retired GSI worker, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a non-denominational Christian.

Rodríguez was preceded in death by his mother, Francisca Rodríguez.

Survivors include a son, Luis Rodríguez, Jr. from Pecos; three daughters, Daisy Rodriguez of Odessa, Michelle Rodriguez of Odessa, Debra Lujan of Midland; a brother, Jesús Chuyito Rodríguez de Pecos; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maria Farnum

Mary Frances Louise Branch Farnum, 86, died on Sunday, January 17, 2010, in Amarillo, at the Windflowers Building of Craig Methodist Retirement Community.

The celebration of life services will be at 2 pm. m., Monday, January 25, at First Methodist Church in Pecos, because, at her request, her physical body was donated to the Texas Tech Medical Center, the service will be held in lieu of a memorial service.

Mary was born on May 16, 1923 in Sierra Blanca to James and Vera Branch. The family first moved to Alpine and eventually settled in Crane, where Mary grew up with her sister, Vera Elizabeth Branch Ford Rigdon Powers Janes.

Mary graduated valedictorian from Crane High School and attended the San Angelo Business School. While working as a secretary at the Security State Bank, she met Clevern Milies Toots Farnum of Barstow, and they were married on 10 February 1946.

During their 43 years of marriage, Mary and Toots raised six children. All of them are her survivors, except for Judy Kay Trull, who preceded her in death. Mary's surviving children are Jeana Roberts Horwitz of Albuquerque, N.M., William Bill George Farnum and wife Debbie of Austin, Ava Jo Howard and husband, Joe Mack of Abilene, Mary Lou Farnum and partner Martha Riddlespurger of Amarillo, and Dee Watters Farnum and wife , Betty from El Passo.

These children were honored by Mary and Toots with a total of 10 children: Kymn Roberts Cardosa, Cyd Roberts, Paige Roberts Forehand, Kathryn Farnum Whitaker, Daniel Farnum, Lana Howard Waller, John Howard, Lori Trull Palmer, Misty Trull Dobbins and Ernie Farnum . Mary and her new great-grandchildren: Will Whitaker, John Paul Whitaker, Anna-Laura Whitaker, Clare Whitaker, Luke Whitaker, Ava Farnum, C. Marie Howard, T. Grace Howard, Lukus Palmer and Murphy Dobbins.

Mary is also survived by two nephews, Mickey Ford of Pecos and Billy Powers of McKinney; two nieces, Jackie Ford Taylor of Pyette, Idaho and Barbara Farnum Frandsen of Austin; a grandnephew, J.D. Powers of Burleson and two grandnieces, Stephanie Powers Barnes of McKinney and Cara Powers of McKinney.

For 36 years, Mary worked alongside her husband Toots as co-owner of Farnums Jewelry. During that time, she was active with Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Ph, Pecos Chamber of Commerce Women's Auxiliary, and the United Methodist Church. Mary loved to cook, sew, play bridge, and do crossword puzzles, but she especially enjoyed leading community projects, such as the first Golden Girls of the Old West pageant, which is still part of Pecos' annual Fourth of July celebration.

Preceding Mary in death were here her parents, her husband, her youngest daughter, and her sister.

The family suggests that instead of flowers, memorials be sent to the Pecos Public Library, the Pecos Historical Museum, or a charity of your choice.

manuel lopez

Manuel Lopez, 64, of Pecos, died Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Reeves County Hospital.

The visitation will be at 19:00. m., Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15, in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

A religious service is scheduled for 10 am. Saturday, January 16, at the Peaceful Garden Funerary Chapel, with burial in the Zaragoza Cemetery.

Born April 21, 1945 in Barstow, he was a laborer/builder, longtime Pecos resident, and member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Cassandra Lopez and Melissa Garcia of Pecos, Christy Ann Lopez of Midland; a son, Raymond Morales Lopez de Lubbock; seven brothers, Joe Lopez de Balmorhea, Pedro, Caliz and Alfredo Lopez de Pecos, Felipe Lopze de Zaragoza, Domingo Lopez de Odessa, Santos Lopez de Portales, N.M.; six sisters, Sostena Lopez de Pecos, Isabela Ornelas de Portales, N.M., Augustina Duran de Artesia, N.M., Micaela Lopez de Portales, N.M., Rumalda Gutierrez de Midland, Ramona Lopez de Portales, N.M.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eriberto Granado

Eriberto Granado, 77, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, January 2. December 13, 2010, at your home.

Mass will be at 11 am. m., Saturday, January 16, at St. Rose with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born March 17, 1933, in Pecos, he was retired from the Department of Highways, had served in the United States Army, and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Susie Granado de Pecos; two sons, Rene and Eric Granado, of Tempe, Arizona; a daughter, Anabel Granado de Austin; three brothers, Raymond Granado of El Monte, California, Mario Granado of Tennessee, Arthur Granado of Woodland Hills, California; four sisters, Ofelia Esquivel of Oklahoma, Dora Gonzales of San Antonio, Maria Falcon of Houston, Josie Patton of Midland, and a granddaughter.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

leeta gris

Leeta Loys Gray, 96, of Pecos, died on Monday, January 11, 2010, at the Pecos nursing home.

A church service was held at 4:00 pm, Thursday, January 14, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Burial at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery. a baptist

Survivors include a son, Leroy Gray of Waco; a daughter, Loys Gray of Pecos and a brother, Elton Adams of Wichita Falls.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Irene Lujan

Irene V. Lujan, age 100, died on Sunday, January 10, 2010, at Ward Memorial Hospital in Monahans.

From 11:00 a mass will be held in the chapel. m., Wednesday, January 13, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born December 3, 1909, in Redford, housewife and Jehovah's Witness.

Survivors include five children, Ismael, Ruben, Alejo, Juan and Alonso Lujan de Pecos; two daughters, Socorro L. Ontiveros de Albuquerque, N.M., Luz L. Hinojos de Pecos; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

robert nativity

Robert H. Natividad, 58, of Odessa, died on Friday, January 8, 2010, at Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be at 10 am on Wednesday at the Catholic Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, with the celebration of Rev. Arturo Petstin.

He was born in Pecos, truck driver and Catholic Christian.

Survivors include his wife, Irene V. Natividad de Odessa; two sons, Robert L. Natividad and Steve E. Natividad of Odessa; a daughter, Dionne M. Dominguez of Odessa; four brothers, Severo, Zack and Sal Natividad from Odessa, Jesse Villescas from Odessa; four sisters, Rachel Nichols, Rupeta Barrera, Tonia Gonzalez, Gloria Natividad, all from Odessa, Ramona Granado de Pecos, and nine grandchildren.

The Odessa Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

william thomson

William E. Bill Thomson, 77, of San Angelo, died on Friday, January 8, 2010, at his home.

A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church in San Angelo on Monday, January 11th.

Thomson was born June 4, 1932 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, grew up in Barstow, played six-man football, went to work for Pecos Welding Supply as a truck driver after high school, and started his own business, Bills Welding Supply. Company, Inc. in 1970 in Hobbs, N.M., which grew to three stores before retiring in 1997. He was in the industry for 48 years. He married the love of his life, Marilyn Jones in Pecos in 1951, moving to Odessa in 1956 and Hobbs in 1964. He and Marilyn also lived in Cloudcroft for two years before retiring, moving to San Angelo in 2002. They were married for 58 1/2 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of San Angelo and the Downtown Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Thomson; two daughters, Mary Eades of San Angelo, Jennifer Hollis of Clovis, N.M. and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Hospice of San Angelo, (HOSA), 36 E. Twohig, San Angelo, Texas 76903.

Johnsons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

jesse lowrance

Jesse H. Pete Lowrance, 81, of Snyder, died on Saturday, January 2, 2010, after a long illness.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 6 at 2:00 pm. m. at Bell Cypert Seale Chapel with Dr. Tommy Culwell, pastor of Colonial Hill Baptist Church, officiating.

Born March 10, 1928 in Clinton, Oklahoma, in 1947 he went to work for the Western Auto Store in Altus, Okla., then Elk City, Okla. and Lubbock, Tx. Moving to Pecos in 1951, he served as manager of the Western Auto Store for 29 years, purchasing White's Associate Store in Snyder in 1980, later changing to Lowrance Western Auto Store. There he was joined by his two sons, Jeff and Bo.

Lowrance was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Survivors include his wife, Snyder's Virginia Lowrance; two daughters, Linda Hankins of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Jayme Lowrance of Kerrville; two children, Jeff and Bo Lowrance, both by Snyder; a brother; A sister; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Snyder's Bell Cypert Seale Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Marina Venegas

Marina Venegas, 54, of Pecos, died on Thursday, January 1, 2010, in Houston.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m., Monday, January 5, at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church, officiated by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born December 26, 1955 in Mexico, she has lived all her life in Pecos, a housewife and Catholic.

Venegas was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Venegas.

Survivors include her husband, Filiberto Venegas de Pecos; her mother, Amelia R. Guzman of Pecos; two sons, Filiberto Venegas Jr.; and Olivia de Monahans, Fabián Venegas and Margarita de Pecos; two daughters, Cindy Venegas and Frank Flores de Pecos; six brothers, Jesús, Armando and Julián Guzmán Jr.; of Pecos, Cruz Guzman of Odessa, Lawrence Guzman of Hobbs, N.M. and John De God Guzman of Lubbock; a sister, Socorro Corrine Guzman Lopez from Odessa and 10 grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Manuel Benavides

Manuel A. Benavides, Jr. of Pecos, Texas, formerly of Fort Stockton, Texas, died December 27, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. He was 72 years old.

A rosary was held at 7 pm. on Wednesday, December 30 at St. Agnes at Fort, Stockton.

Funeral services were at 10 am. m. on Thursday, December 31 in St. Agnes.

Benavides was born and raised in Fort Stockton to Manuel Sánchez Benavides and Susanna Amparano. He graduated from Fort Stockton High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in 1959 from Sul Ross State University.

He married Carolina Lozano of Pecos, Texas on April 5, 1964 in Pecos, Texas and they were married for 44 years until she passed away on May 28, 2008.

He was preceded in death by his brother John Albert, his father Manuel Sr. and his mother Susanna Benavides.

He was a lifelong educator, having taught and trained in New Mexico and throughout West Texas.

He was active in the church community and served in various capacities for St. Joseph Catholic Church.

"Mr. B." A's influence, persuasiveness and general concern for those he knew will leave a lasting impression on those who knew and loved him.

His unique and uncanny ability to befriend people was truly a gift he was given. He touched the lives of so many...

We, as his children, are truly honored and blessed to have him as our patriarch, and we are proud to know that he has had an impact on so many people.

Survivors include three children: Charles R. Benavides and his wife Mellissa of Goliad, Texas; Michael A. Benavides and his wife Irma of Pecos, Texas; and Carol R. Benavides of Fort Stockton, Texas; a sister Olga Rico and husband Mario de Patterson, La; a brother Raymond Benavides and his wife Amelia of Bayou Vista, Louisiana, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He had seven grandchildren: Clarissa, Joshua, Andrea, Courtney, Matthew, John Michael, Lila and a great-granddaughter, Marissa.

Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Ft. Stockton was in charge of the arrangements.

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Tabita R. Garcia, 70, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 in Odessa.

A church service will be held at 2pm, Thursday, December 2nd. 31, at Iglesia Apostolica De La Fe En Cristo Rey with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born January 2, 1939 in Ojinaga, Chih., Mexico, she was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and a member of the Apostolic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Sosbaldo García de Pecos; five children, Osbaldo and Sergio Garcia of Pecos, Benito Garcia of Austin, Oscar Garcia of Barstow, Tony Garcia of Chandler, Arizona; a daughter, Noraima Mendez de Pecos; four brothers, Saragoza and Eliazer Rodriguez from Presidio, Isaiah Rodriguez from Artesia, N.M., Joel Rodriguez from Colorado; six sisters, Ofelia Pando and Ida Gomez of Presidio, Bellsura Pando of Lovington, N.M., Sara Urquidez of Midland, Lucivina Morales and Esperanza Porras of Odessa; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Adam Muniz

Adán Nanez Muniz, 56, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, December 29, 2009.

At 14:00 there will be a mass in the chapel. m., Friday, January 1, 2010, at Peaceful Garden Funerary Chapel with burial at Santa Rosa Catholic Cemetery.

Born September 4, 1953, in Pecos, he was a construction worker, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a non-denominational Christian.

Survivors include four brothers, Jesus Chuy Muniz of McAllen, Ray Muniz of Pecos, Israel Muniz of Ft. Davis, Salvador Chilin Muniz de Pecos; three sisters, Monce Palencia, Jimmie Contreras and Dora Zaragosa de Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Manuel Benavides

Services are pending in Ft. Stockton, to Manuel Manny Benavides, 72, of Pecos, formerly Fort Stockton, who died Sunday, December 27, 2009 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

At 19:00 the rosary will be celebrated. m., Wednesday, at St. Agnus in Ft. Stockton.

Mass will be at 10 am. Thursday at St. Agnus in Ft. Stockton with burial to follow at St. Josephs in Ft. Stockton.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Benavides of Goliad, Texas; Michael Benavides of Pecos; a daughter, Carol Benavides of Ft. Stockton; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Josephine Campos

Josephina Chepa Campos, 99, of Pecos, died on Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Pecos County Hospital in Ft. Stockton.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Tuesday, December 29, at the Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Jesus Chuy Matta, Judy Fuentes from Pecos, Pilar Barraza from Round Rock; seven grandchildren; great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Bruce Edmund Cate, 58, of Austin and Pahoa, Hawaii, died on Saturday, December 26, 2009 at his home in Hawaii.

He was born January 8, 1951 in Big Spring, graduated from Pecos High School in 1969, attended Texas Tech and the University of Texas, and owned Small Jobs Construction Co. He has been present for over 30 years at the Armadillo World Christmas Bazaar in Austin entertaining the crowds as AMr. String@, knot thrower and juggler. The creator of AThe Cosmic Goose Juggling Farm @ Bruce sold handmade juggling balls, Mr. String and simple toys. He was a cartoonist, amusing his friends with the adventures of Mr. String, Bud and Bean until their final weeks. He was a talented carpenter, mason and sculptor.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn Carson Cate of Hawaii; daughter Hilary Cate Ackerman of Austin; parents Nan and Alfred Cate of Verhalen; brother Michael Cate of Granbury, TX; Sister Molly Cate Peterson of Breckenridge, TX; two nieces; two great nieces and nephews, plus a host of aunts, uncles, cousins ​​and many loyal friends.

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Carolina V. Zubia, 71, of Pecos, died on Sunday, December 27, 2009 in Pecos.

At 14:00 there will be a mass in the chapel. m., Wednesday, December 29, at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born August 25, 1938 in Chihuahua, Mexico, she was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Christian.

Survivors include her husband, Nolberto Zubia de Pecos; three children, Agapito Zubia of Hobbs, N.M.; from Odessa; six daughters, Silvia Carrasco de Odessa, Olga Baeza, Carolina Muniz, Socorro Z. Jasso, Lilia Zubia and Miriam Dominguez de Pecos; three brothers, Abelardo Sandoval of Lovington, N.M.; three sisters, Alicia Mendoza from Pecos, Yolanda Ronquillo from Odessa, Rita Carrasco from El Paso; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Encarnacion Ibarra

Encarnacion Ibarra, 78, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 in Odessa.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., on Saturday, December 19, at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the officiating of Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 25, 1931 in Gomez Palacios, Durango, Mexico, he was a retired cement finisher and construction worker, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Ibarra was preceded in death by a grandson, Ramón Ibarra; a daughter, Margarita Ibarra and two sons, Jesús and José Ibarra; his first wife, Belia Luan Ibarra.

Survivors include his wife, Joanna J. Ibarra of Pecos; four children, Lorenzo Antonio and Pedro Encarnación Ibarra de Pecos; two daughters, Gloria Ibarra of Plainview; a stepdaughter, Mary Lou Dominguez of Carlsbad, N.M.; two brothers, Felipe Ibarra of Fresno, California; two sisters, Geronima Ibarra of Los Angeles, California; 18 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ramon Rodriguez

Ramón Rodríguez 78 de Coyanosa passed away on December 15, 2009 in Midland, TX. He was born in Fentres, Texas. He was a farmer.

A rosary will be prayed on Thursday at 7pm. m. at the Martinez-Smith Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 2:00 pm. m. at the Catholic Church of St. Joseph with Joe Uecker officiating. Burial will take place at the Municipal Cemetery of Ector.

He leaves his sons, Ramon Rodriguez Jr of Presidio, TX, Pablo S. Rodriguez of Beaumont, TX, Francisco Rodriguez of Midland, TX, hijas, Guadalupe R. Walker of Midland, TX, Dolores R. Hernandez of Grandpraire, TX, brothers , Valentin Rodriguez of El Monte, CA, Simon Rodriguez, Pete Rodriguez and Martin Rodriguez all of Odessa, sisters, Jesusita Juarez and Gloria Rodriguez both of El Paso, TX, Mary Gonzalez of Odessa, TX, 19 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.

Hipolito Castañeda

Hipólito Castaneda, 72, of Coyanosa, died on Friday, December 11, 2009 in Ft. Stockton.

Mass will be at 11 am. Wednesday, December 16, at the Catholic Church of Santo Isidoro, in Coyahosa, with Father Laurene Mboudo. Burial will be at the Castañeda Family Cemetery.

He was born on September 15, 1938 in Mexico.

Castaneda was preceded in death by his wife, Guillermina Ramirez Molina Castaneda and a daughter, Maria Lillia Castaneda.

Survivors include two sons, José Ernesto C. Ramírez and José Norberto C. Ramírez de Pecos; two daughters, María Concepción C. Ramírez and Martha Leticia Ramírez, from Mexico.

The Fort Stockton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Coronel Ernest Felts

Colonel Ernest Eugene Felts, 56, died on Monday, November 30, 2009, after a brief illness at Shannon Hospital.

The funeral ceremonies took place at 10:00 am. m. Monday, December 7 at Sierra Vista United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Dahlberg and Pastor Steven Sweet officiating. Burial was at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.

Felts was born on November 7, 1953 in Houston to Kenneth Ray and Elizabeth Byrd Felts. A 1972 graduate of Pecos High School and a 1976 graduate of San Angelo State University, he received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force from Det. 847 at ASU, he continued his studies and received his master's degree in aeronautical science. He has served as a mission launch officer, squadron command and pilot, group commander and deputy wing commander, receiving some of the Air Force's highest honors along the way. His honors include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Readiness and National Defense Service Medals, and NATO Medal. In 2002, Felts returned to command the Northwest Region of the ASU ROTC based at the US Air Force Academy and retired in 2007. He has also held command positions at bases in Japan, North Carolina, Nebraska, Kansas, Mississippi, Texas , England, and attended service. school at the Indian National Defense College in New Delhi, India. He and Sharon Dyer were married on December 18, 1976, in Del Rio.

Felts was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Elizabeth Felts.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Felts of San Angelo; twin sons, William and Travis Felts; four sisters, Ruth Lauderdale of Olney, Naomi Schulenberg of San Marcos, Wanda Fletcher of Dayton, Mary Granberry; a brother, Kenneth Ray Felts Jr. of Wink; many nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and lifelong friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Sierra Vista UMC Youth, Concho Valley Council Boy Scouts of America or a charity of your choice.

Alicia Gomez

Alicia B. Gomez, 61, of Pecos, died on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the Odessa Regional Medical Center in Odessa.

At 7:30 pm the rosary will be recited at the Jardim da Paz Funerary Chapel.

Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15 at 11 am. m. in the Catholic church of Santa Rosa, officiated by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Born June 23, 1948 in Sierra Mojada, Coahilla, Mexico, she was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Jesús Luján Gómez de Pecos; a son, Jesus Manuel Shortman Gomez, of Ojinaga, Mexico; three daughters, Hermelinda Melinda Gomez of Pecos, Elida G. Cordona of Pecos, Martina Paty C. Rico of San Angelo; two brothers, Luciano and Pedro Bermudez from Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico; a sister, Juana Arenivas, from Odessa; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Agapito Guero Rodríguez, age 73, of Pecos, died on Saturday, December 12, 2009, at the Pecos nursing home.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 16 at 2:00 pm. m. at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa with a letter from Father Fabian. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Pecos.

Güero, as family and friends called him, was a ranch foreman, a longtime Pecos resident, and an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Miguel and Guadalupe Rodríguez of El Paso and his brother, Miguel Sonny Rodríguez Jr. from Odessa.

Survivors include his wife, Elvira Romero Rodríguez de Pecos; nine daughters, Mary Morales of Grandview, Lupe Morales, Rosa Avila, Corina Hernandez and Delma Corrales of Pecos, Irene Galvan of Houston, Susan Barrera and Yolanda Barreno of Odessa, Irma Chabarria of Kerrville; four children, Agapito Rodriguez Jr. from Pecos, Sam Lujan from Pecos, Tony Lujan from Odessa, Agapito Garcia from Phoenix, Arizona; five brothers, Valentin Rodriguez of El Monte, California, Simón Rodríguez and Martín Rodríguez of Odessa, Roman Rodríguez of Coyanosa, Pedro Rodríguez de Crane; three sisters, Jesusita Juarez and Gloria Rodriguez from El Paso, Mary Gonzales from Odessa; 52 grandchildren; Also surviving are 36 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Services are under the direction of Pecos Funeral Home with assistance from Tony Lujan of Sunset Funeral Home in Odessa.

Joana Martinez

Johanna Faye Martinez, 27, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be held at 10am. m. Friday, December 11, in the Chapel of the Peaceful Garden Funeral Home, with burial in the Saragosa Cemetery.

Born June 13, 1982 in Odessa, she has lived all her life in Pecos, a homemaker and a Christian.

Martinez was preceded in death by her grandmother, Virginia Martinez.

Survivors include his partner, Chris Thomson of Midland; his parents, Isaac Saki and Donna Martinez from Pecos; a son, Jayvon Thomson of Pecos; her grandparents, Faye Alexander de Las Cruces, N.M., Thomas Martinez Sr. from Zaragoza; a brother, Chris and his wife, Elvira Martinez of Pecos; a sister, Michelle Martinez of Pecos; six nieces and nephews, Kendra, Haylee, Logan, Avary, Kory and Edwardo Martinez, all from Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Contreras

John Baeza Contreras, 66, from Zaragoza, died on Sunday, December 2. 6, 2009, at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be at 1 pm. m., Wednesday, December 9, at the Catholic Church of Christ the King in Balmorhea, officiated by Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be in the Zaragoza Cemetery.

Born March 17, 1943 in Zaragoza, disabled, Zaragoza for life and Catholic.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Garland Robert Matthews, age 93, died on Friday, December 4, 2009.

He was born in Whitney, Texas, to Robert A. and Ola Mae Tonahill Matthews on June 5, 1916. He received a BA from North Texas State Teachers College and an MA from Sul Ross State University. He was a US Navy World War II Veteran.

Matthews was the head football coach at Pecos High School from 1953 to 1960, at which time he became the principal of the Crockett Jr. After retiring from the school system, he raised cattle until 1999. He was admired and respected by many.

Survivors include a daughter, Jay Hays and husband Richard of Coppell, Tx., sons, Drew Matthews and wife Connie of Midland and Tim Matthews and wife Connie of Norman, OK. Also survived by a sister, Ozell Payne of Navasota, Texas, and a brother, Joe Edd Matthews of Fort Worth; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro on Tuesday, December 8 at 1:00 pm. m., where he will rest with his beloved wife of 66 years, Helen Elanie Matthews. The Reverend Jim Everidge will officiate. The visit was held at the Pecos Funeral Home on Sunday, December 6, 2009, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gilberto Rivera Mr.

Gilbert Rivera Sr., 71, of El Paso, died on Sunday. 29,

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am. m. on Thursday, December 3, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso.

He was born on 22 November 1938 to Ruth and Joe Rivera in Kent.

Rivera was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank Rivera, Joe Luis (Corky) Rivera, Bill Rivera, Bobby Rivera, Joe Rivera, Manuel Rivera; parents, Joe Sr. and Ruth Rivera.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Flo Rivera of El Paso; children, Margie Chrestman of Albuquerque, N.M., Annie Garcia of El Paso, Gilbert Rivera Jr. from El Paso; three brothers, Tom Rivera of Pecos, Danny Rivera of Houston, David Rivera of Kermit; a sister, Alice Torres of Hobbs, N.M.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and four stepchildren.

William Youngblood

William Russell Youngblood, age 83, died on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at his home.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at 2 pm. m. at Martinez-Smith & Miller Funeral Chapel in Monahans with interment at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.

Youngblood was born on May 21, 1926 in Pecos to Richard Russell and Cleo Loraine Beckham Youngblood. He graduated from Pecos High School, then attended and graduated from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, entering the Army in September 1944 and training at Camp Hood in Killeen. He was then sent to Hawaii for further training. From Hawaii he was sent to Okinawa, where he was wounded and sent to Siapan to recover. From Siapan he went to Korea for two years, then he was discharged in Houston in 1947. His first and last love above all else was God. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a devout Christian. He always thought the best of everything and everyone. Early in his life he responded to the word of God and then set his sights on obeying the gospel until he returned home to be with God. His family will miss you dearly.

He is survived by his wife, Carla Youngblood de Monahans; son, Ronald Cope and wife, Melinda de Mesquite; daughters, Kay Soderstrom and Dean of Midland's husband, Ellen Friar of Monahans; grandchildren, Kenneth Russell Friar of New Orleans, LA., Christopher Friar of Austin, Jason Cope of Flower Mound, Grant Cope of Mesquite, Michael Soderstrom of Grenille, IA., Mary Hughes of Frisco, Tx., extended family, Billy Marshall, Kenneth Harris, David Harris of Midland, Dr. James Harris of Wichita Falls, Tx., Donnie Harris of Russia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.R. Youngblood and Cleo Beckham Youngblood and their daughter Kathy Paschal.

Florencio "Flo" Ortega Polanco

Odessa - Florencio Flo Ortega Polanco, beloved husband, father, grandfather, entered the gates of heaven on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Hospice House in Odessa at the age of 64. He was born in Balmorhea, Texas on December 2, 1944 to Camilo Polanco and Josefina Alvarez.

He graduated from Balmorhea High School in May 1964. Florencio served four years in the US Navy and two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, he moved to Pecos, Tx. where he worked as an accountant for Pecos Welding Supply and later Public Finance Co.

He married Naomi Garcia in Barstow, Texas on June 26, 1971. They moved to Odessa in 1972. He graduated from UTPB in May 1976 and received his BA in accounting. After graduation, he began working for the accounting firm of Doris Maddden, which later became the accounting firm of Brunson and Associates. In 1985 he opened his own business, Polanco Accounting and Tax Service.

He enjoyed spending time with his wife, his two children and his grandchildren. His hobbies included playing tennis, golf, and watching a University of Michigan football game in person and on television. He was treasurer of the Pan American Golf Association for seven years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Camilo Polanco.

He leaves Naomi, his wife of 38 years; two sons, John Polanco and his wife Kristi of Tucson, Arizona; and Rick Polanco of White Lake, Michigan; two grandchildren, Gabriel and Matthew Polanco of Tucson, Arizona; his mother Josefina Alvarez of Pecos, Tx; her in-laws, Jose and Mary Lou Garcia of Barstow, Tx; his brothers and sisters: Ernie Polanco of Memphis, Tennessee; Teresa Salcido of Pecos, Texas; Camilo Polanco of San Antonio, Texas; Marcelo Polanco of Lafiate, Louisiana; Adolfo Alvarez of Sonora, Tx; Maria Hernandez of San Antonio, Tx; Albert Alvarez of Carlsbad New Mexico; Danny Alvarez of Odessa, TX; Tony Alvarez of San Antonio, TX; Abel Alvarez of Pecos, Tx; Betty Rodriguez of San Angelo, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The porters are Ernie Polanco, Camilo Polanco, Marcelo Polanco, Natividad Salcido, Marcelo Polanco Jr. and Robert Polanco. The honorary porters were Adolfo Alvarez, Albert Alvarez, Danny Alvarez, Tony Alvarez, Abel Alvarez and grandsons Gabriel and Matthew Polanco.

He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. The rosary will take place on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 7 pm. at Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. Services will be held at St. Elizabeth on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm. with Father Mark Miller officiating. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences can be sent to HYPERLINK "mailto:sunsetmemorial@hotmail.com" sunsetmemorial@hotmail.com.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Texas Oncology Center, Medical Center Hospital and Hospice House, as well as sister-in-law Gloria Garza for their love and support over the years.

Services are provided by Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.

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Leslie Loyd Fowler, 77, of Orting, Washington, died Friday, November 13, 2009, at her home after a courageous fight with Parkinson's disease.

Funeral services were held at Powers Funeral Home, 320 West Pioneer Avenue, Puyallup, WA, 98371 on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, with Minister Marshall Scattone of the Graham Church of Christ officiating.

He was born to Loyd Alonzo and Ethice Leslie Reynolds Fowler at their home on January 24, 1932, in the Big Four community north of Crosbyton, Crosby County, Texas. Leslie was a Christian and a member of the Graham Church of Christ, Graham, Washington.

He completed his education through eighth grade at the Big Four Country School, graduating from Crosbyton High School in May 1949. He attended trade schools and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, joined the United States Army in 1952, and served in your country in Korea. War. . He married Kazuko Katie Nagata in Hokkaido, Japan on February 18, 1954, his wife of 55 years. On August 4, 1954, he received his honorable discharge at Fort Lewis, Washington and continued to serve in the Army Reserves for eight more years in the Texas Military District. He worked for the Lubbock Police Department for 11 years, then moved to the Seattle, Washington area where he worked at Lockheed Aircraft. He then worked for the Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company as a tool and die maker and retired on January 31, 1995 after 25 years of service.

Fowler was preceded in death by his sisters, Dixie Arona Fowler Stainthorpe and Bonne Fae Fowler, and his brothers, Norris Bud Hale Fowler and Gwin Dale Fowler.

Survivors include his wife, Katie Fowler, of Washington; children, Iuya Gail Fowler Hopper of Kent, WA, Nona Joyce Fowler Braun of Renton, WA, David Roger Fowler of Mastic, NY, Ivan Dean Fowler of Kent, WA, and Thomas Loyd Folwer of Lakewood, WA.; two sisters, Jean Stahl of Denver, CO., Margie Williamson of Pecos; two brothers, Allen Fowler of Crosbyton, Texas, Harley Fowler of Fort Worth, and six grandchildren.

James Wade

James Clifton Wade, 76, of Pecos, TX, retired Oilfield Service, died Sunday, November 22, 2009, at his home. Services will be at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at North Temple Baptist Church, with the Rev. Leslie Woodard. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. The visit will be at the Pecos Funeral Home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, November 23, 2009.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Stephenville, TX. Online condolences can be made at www.lacyfuneral.com.

He was born on May 20, 1933 to the late Dan Clifton and Ethel Ernesteen (Quillin) Wade in Cameron, TX. He married Patricia Ann Young on July 24, 1956 in Carlsbad, NM. He was a member of North Temple Baptist Church. He was a Korean War Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Wade of Pecos, TX; sons, Steven Thomas of Laredo, TX and David Wade of San Elizario, TX; brothers Bobby Dean Wade and wife, Mary, of Navarro Mills, TX and Paul Leaman Wade of Emory, TX; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Jamie Lynn Wade and Wayne Lee Thomas.

Memorials can be held at the Pecos Senior Citizens Center, 119 S. Cedar, Pecos, TX 79772.

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Marsha Lea Daggett PhD, 92 of Fort Stockton, died on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in Fort Stockton.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am. m. on Saturday, November 21 at East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton with the Rev. Dr. Jim Miles officiating.

Daggett was born on February 10, 1917, in Fort Stockton, to Marsh Lea and Artie McLeod Lea, pioneer farmers in South Pecos County. She graduated from Fort Stockton High School in 1934 and received a bachelor's degree from Texas Womens University (TWU). in Denton, TX in 1938; his master's degree from the University of Sam Houston and his doctorate from TWU in 1973, he taught at the secondary schools of Calvert and Bremond, the universities of Sam Houston in Huntsville, Stephen F Austin in Nacogdoches, Lamar in Beaumont, TWU in Denton and Southwest Texas in San Marcos.

Daggett retired from teaching in 1977 and returned to live on the Lea family ranch.

Daggett was preceded in death by his parents, Marsh and Artie Lea; her sister and brother-in-law, Doris Lea and B Koontz; and grandson, Joe Daggett.

Survivors include a son, Merrell Daggett of Fort Stockton; two grandchildren; three adopted granddaughters; a stepson; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a niece.

Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Crane, Texas. The family requests that the memorials be made to a charity of their choice.

roberto dominguez

Robert D. Dominguez, 81, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at his home in San Antonio.

The rosary is scheduled for Friday, November 13 at 7:30 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Saturday, November 14, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born December 5, 1927 in Brogado, Texas, he was a retired insurance salesman, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Dominguez was preceded in death by a daughter; five brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Lucía Domínguez de Midland; two sons, Robert L. Dominguez of Cedar Hill, Mario Ricardo Richard Dominguez of San Antonio; three daughters, Rosemary D. Aguilar of Canyon Lake, Tx., Elizabeth Lisa D. Salcido of Pecos, Cynthia Cindy D. Guerra of Midland; three brothers, Inocente Domínguez de Pecos, Ysidro Domínguez de Odessa, Oscar Domínguez de Odessa; three sisters, Paula Gonzales of Odessa, Hope Galvan of Odessa, Mary Jane Villanueva of Odessa; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alberto Mata Sr.

Our precious husband, father and grandfather went to be with the Lord in his new home where he will live forever in his new life on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

Services for Alberto Subia Matta Sr. will be at 11:30 am. m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea. Burial will follow at Balmorhea Cemetery. At 19:00 the rosary will be celebrated. m., Friday, November 13, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel in Pecos.

In our eyes, he was a hero who lived in an exemplary way in his values, hard work and dedication to his family, grandchildren and friends. He was greatly loved by all and will be greatly missed. He will be remembered for the pleasure he took in not wasting a day of his life and living it to the fullest.

Survivors include his wife, Valvina Matta, and their three children, Alex Matta, Ruben Matta and Alberto Matta Jr. from Odessa; four daughters, Longina Contreras, Bertha Casias, Delia Muniz and Denise Soto de Odessa. He had 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Fred Matta of Odessa.

The Matta family would like to thank Sienna Nursing Home and Compass Hospice for their caring services. Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

jose matta

José Joe Matta, 72 years old, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2009.

At 10:00 a solemn mass will be held. m., on Saturday, November 14, in his home parish, the Church of Christ the King.

He was born on July 30, 1937 in Balmorhea to the late Frank Matta and María Baeza Matta. He graduated from St. Mary and Joseph High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, joined the US Army and served from 1960 to 1963. He worked at Vasquez Home Furnishings until he went to work at the Pyote Juvenile Detention Center and later was an MHMR Technical Therapist out of Kermit.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Bates, and seven children: Timothy Matta and Cynthia Lenz of Albuquerque, N.M., Patricia Rassell of Phoenix, Arizona, Robert Valentine of Quinlan, Tx., Denise Parka of West Plains, Missouri, Renee Vaughn of Cabool , Missouri; Betty Valentin de Pyote; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Santos Guevara and Rita Torres de Las Cruces, N.M.; Lois Vasquez of Pecos; Teresa Ramirez from Yucaipa, California. and Dr. Frank Matta of Clarksville, Mississippi.

Eusebio Ramos

Eusebio Ramos, 77, from Barstow, died on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at Home Hospice in Odessa.

The rosary is scheduled for Sunday, November 15 at 7:30 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Monday, November 16, at St. Rose with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

Born December 16, 1931, in Barstow, he was a retired oilman, a lifelong resident of Barstow, and a Catholic.

Survivors include a brother, Leon Ramos of Midland; two sisters, Chinda Avila of Houston and Refugia Cuca Navarette of Barstow.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bennie Odes O Rear

Bennie Odes ORear, 85, died on Tuesday, November 4, 2009 at Shannon Hospital.

The funeral ceremonies took place at 10:00 am. m. on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Johnson's Funeral Chapel, followed by interment at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.

ORear was born on September 30, 1924 in the Colorado town of Leonard and Myra ORear, who preceded him in death. He was part of the Great Generation. On June 7, 1942, at age 17, he joined the Navy, where he served on the USS Maryland until his discharge in 1945. A graduate of the master's program at Sul Ross State University, he taught and retired in Balmorhea, Texas, where he served as director of secondary and elementary school.

ORear was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Lou in April 2007; two of his brothers, David Mix ORear and Ray ORear.

Survivors include: two daughters Linda Barnett of Austin and Virginia Sue Conlee of Fort Worth, Texas; a brother Albert ORear and five sisters, Mildred Holtzhauer, Alene Talbot, Nellie Momany, Joyce Neuhold, and Lona Mae Murphy; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Louie Edward Rays

Louie Edward Granado Rayos, an infant, died on Saturday, November 7, 2009 in Midland.

He was born on November 7, 2009 in Midland and was Catholic.

Funeral services were held at 1pm. m., Monday, November 9, at Van Horn Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Harvey and Stephanie Rayos from Midland; two sisters, Maylene and Mireya Rayos, from Midland; her grandparents, Mundie and Anna Granado de Pecos; Teresa Urias from Midland, Criselda Rayos from Pecos; great-grandparents, Modesta Granado, Manuel and Socorro Urias de Van Horn and great-grandfather, Rodolfo Gonzales de Barstow.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eddie (Lalo) Ávila

Eddie (Lalo) Avila, age 57, died on November 2, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.

The mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 5, 2009, at the Catholic Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, with the officiation of Father Bernardito Getigan. Burial will follow at Barstow Cemetery in Barstow.

He was born on June 17, 1952 in Barstow, Texas.

Survivors include his wife; Maria Guara de Odessa, Jr.; Edward Eddie Avila Jr. and his wife Cindy of Arlington, Tx, stepson; David Guara of Odessa, daughters; Amy Garcia and husband Adrian of Odessa, Marti Crawford and husband Jim of Abilene, Debra Avila and Paul Rodriguez of Okla, stepdaughter; Toni Wadle, brothers; Pito Abila and wife Eva from Pecos, Charlie Abila and wife Tonia from Ft. Worth, Ruben Abila and wife Anna of Monahans, Ruby Abila and wife Rita of Odessa, Danny Abila and wife Judy of Alaska, Robert Abila of Pecos, 15 grandchildren.

Odessa funeral services.

edmundo lopez

Edmundo Z. Pancho Lopez, Sr., 82, of Pecos, died on Monday, November 2, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

A religious service was held at 2 pm. m., Wednesday, November 4, at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born March 17, 1927 in San Cristóbal, Durango, he was retired and Catholic.

Among the survivors are his wife, Rosario C. López, of Santa Barbara, Mexico; three children, Edmundo Lopez Jr. from Midland, Frank Lopez from Alpine, Humberto Manuel Lopez from Richland Hills; a daughter, Corina Lopez Navarrette of Midland; two brothers, Locadio Jurado de Hobbs, N.M., Jose Jurado of Mexico; four sisters, Saturnia Elisalda from El Paso, Lupe Zavala, Marta Zavala, Chavela Ortiz from Mexico; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Juan Lindsay

John Lindsay, 52, of Mentone, died on Tuesday, November 3, 2009.

There will be visitation from 17:00 to 19:00. m., Thursday, November 5, followed by a memorial service at the Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Greer Willis officiating.

Born June 13, 1957 in Pecos, married Susan Spears on August 3, 1984 in Alpine. He was a proud farmer and supervisor of the water district in Loving County. He was a hunter and an outlaw who lived life to the fullest.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Lindsay of Mentone; a son, Roy Allen Lindsay of Mentone; a daughter, Raney Leigh Lindsay of Mentone; her father, Roy Lindsay of Pecos; brothers, Jeff Lindsay from Pecos, Sonny Lindsay from Boerne, Tx. and Joni Lindsay of Mentone.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

peggy mckracken

Peggy Jane Gunn McCracken, 74, died on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at her Pecos home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She was laid to rest at Mount Evergreen Cemetery on November 1, 2009, following the funeral service at West Park Baptist Church.

He was born on January 31, 1935 near Flomot in Motley County. She was the managing editor of Pecos Enterprise and worked as a reporter for Enterprise radio and KIUN in Pecos, in addition to working for many years as a correspondent for the San Angelo Standard-Times.

McCracken was preceded in death by her husband, Leon McCracken, and her parents, Robert Houston Gunn and Sallie Matthews Gunn.

Survivors include a son, David McCracken and his wife Helen of Del Rio; a daughter Peggy Lynn McCracken Goddard of Pecos; two brothers, Walter Gunn of Ennis and Jeremy Gunn of Brackley, England; two sisters, Cora Gayle Trent of Sandia Park, N.M., Mary Walling of San Angelo; four grandchildren, Amanda Bejarano, Jason McCracken, Scott Goddard and Dana Kay Goddard; and four great-grandchildren, Jasmine Lee Bejarano, Cieara Medrano, Houston Goddard and Jacen McCracken.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Guillermo Carroll Smith

William C. (Bill) Smith, age 90, peacefully went into the loving arms of our Lord on November 3, 2009 in Brighton Gardens, Austin, Texas. Visitation will take place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 3125 Lamar Boulevard, Austin, on Thursday, November 5.

The wake will be at 11 am. m. on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos. Pastor Greer Willis of First Baptist Church will officiate. He was born on June 11, 1919 in Saluda County, South Carolina, to James Arthur and Sarah Barnes Smith. His siblings were Horace B, Mae Caroline and Sophie Eleanor Smith, all deceased. He was educated at Johnston, South Carolina, Berry College, Rome Georgia, and the University of Texas, Austin. During World War II, he was a member of the United States Army Air Force. He was stationed in Europe and did photo reconnaissance flights in his beloved P 38 aircraft. He was assigned to the 22nd Photo Squadron and after the war he retired as a Major. The love of his life was his family. He was a devoted and loving husband to Helen Davis (1943-1977) until her death and to Edith Winterrowd (1978-2007) until her death. He was a very honorable and loving example to those around him. He was a cotton farmer in Pecos for many years. He and his wife, Edith, were given the key to the city of Pecos, and he was a deacon at First Baptist Church. He retired to San Angelo in 2000 and moved to Austin in 2004. He loved his church, his family, playing bridge, feeding animals, growing plants and reading. He attended Tarrytown Methodist Church in Austin. He is survived by five stepchildren: Maxine Hudson and her husband Ray, Linda Laughlin and her husband Greg, Cary Winterrowd and his wife Vicki, Dennis Winterrowd and his wife Mary, Lonnie Winterrowd and his wife Dawn, 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews in Texas and South Carolina. We want to thank the Hospice of Austin, the caretakers at Christopher House, Renaissance and Cynthia Taplin for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Hospice of Austin, Christopher House, 2820 Martin Luther King Blvd, Austin, Texas, 78702, The American Cancer Society, or the Bill Smith Memorial Charity of your choice. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78705 (512) 452-8811. Obituary and guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com

Maria Kathryn Miller

Mary Kathryn Miller, 79, of Pecos, died on Sunday, November 1, 2009, at the Pecos Nursing Home after a long illness.

Services will be held at 3pm. m., Thursday, November 5, at First United Methodist Church in Pecos with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

She was born June 30, 1930 in Olton Lamb County, Tx. to A.A. and Elena Martin.

Mrs. Miller married Emmett D. Miller on February 15, 1948 at the First United Methodist Church in Pecos and had resided in Pecos since 1942. She attended Pecos schools, graduating on May 25, 1947. secretarial and accounting positions, with her serving the longest at the Automotive Proving Grounds from its opening in 1961 until 1972, when she was retiring to be a grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Emmett Miller of Pecos; son, Ron Miller of Midland and Debbie Miller of Fort Worth, daughter and son-in-law Libby and Scott Horsburgh of Pecos. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Cody Miller of Fort Worth, Kathryn KC and husband David DeBusk of Brock, Ashley Horsburgh of San Angelo, Jon Horsburgh of Midland, great-grandchildren Todd and Tyler Horsburgh of Midland, Caleb DeBusk of Brady, Daniel DeBusk and Hannah Brock.

Mary is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews and friends who loved her dearly.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

robert valdez

Robert Bobby Valdez, 55, of Toyah, who on Monday, November 2, 2009.

A memorial service will be held at Pecos Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 4th with a rosary at 7:00 pm.

Born August 8, 1954 in Pecos, he was a lifelong resident of Toyah and a Catholic.

Survivors include a daughter, Noemí, and her husband, Saúl Machuca de Toyah; a son, Christopher and his wife, Heather of Coppers Cove, Texas; five grandchildren, Adriana and Christian Machuca de Toyah; Shane, Lillie and Abbie Valdez from Coppers Cove.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Dale Miller

Kenneth Dale Miller, 62, of Johnstown, CO, passed away Sunday night after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Born in El Paso, TX on April 23, 1947 to Ronald and Fanora Miller, Dale grew up in Pecos, TX. After graduating from Pecos High School, he attended Texas Tech University where he received a B.B.A. with an emphasis on Finance. Dale worked as a finance and accounting manager for Texaco, Inc. and Owen of Georgia. He served as Director of Tax Services for Shallowford Community Hospital in Doraville, GA. He was Vice President of Finance for Midland Memorial Hospital and Clearview Hospital in Midland, TX. Ultimately, he served as Director of Finance for the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission until he retired in 1995. He then earned his Oklahoma state teaching credential and served as a substitute teacher and classroom volunteer for seven years. He worked as an accountant for Goodwill Industries in Oklahoma City, OK, for three years until he entered the final stages of Parkinson's disease.

In 1972, Dale married Harolyn Kay Bridges, with whom he had two sons, Austin and Ryan. After 21 years of marriage, he lost his wife to cancer. In 1995, Dale married Nancy Oakes Reeves and they enjoyed 14 years of marriage together. Dale will be remembered for his passion for life and his wonderful sense of humor. His priority has always been his family and he has experienced no greater joy than making memories with them. He loved golfing, boating, water skiing, fishing, watching Texas Tech and University of Oklahoma football, gardening, cooking, traveling, antique shopping, and reading. A DIY handyman, he collected gadgets and tools and could fix anything. Dale was a true Christian who genuinely cared about others and would give the shirt he wore to anyone in need. Throughout her life, and despite her medical complications, she continued to have a positive outlook on life until the day she passed away. Her positive spirit will live on in the lives he touched.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Miller, and his father, Ronald Miller.

Dale is survived by his wife, Nancy Miller; children: Austin and Ryan Miller, Leslie Reeves Warner and Brian Reeves; grandchildren: Caleb, McKenna and Zane Miller, Toban Warner and Josiah Reeves; mother, Fanora Miller; siblings: John Miller and Marsha Moorhead; and furry best friends: Scrappy, Molly and Macey.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October 30, 2009 at 11:00 am. m. at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will take place at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Highway, Midland, Texas, 79701, (432) 683-5555. Condolences may be offered at the HYPERLINK "http://www.ellisfunerals.com" www.ellisfunerals.com.

Memorable contributions can be made to the Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland in memory of K. Dale Miller.

peggy mckracken

Peggy Gunn McCracken, 74, died on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at her home in Pecos. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, November 2, 2009, at 10:00 am. m. at West Park Baptist Church, with tours starting at 1pm. m. at 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, at Peaceful Gardens Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery, under the direction of Peaceful Gardens Funeral Home.

He was born January 31, 1935 near Flomot in Motley County and was a longtime resident of Pecos. She was the managing editor of Pecos Enterprise and worked as a reporter for Enterprise radio and KIUN in Pecos, in addition to working for many years as a correspondent for the San Angelo Standard-Times. She was Baptist.

McCracken was preceded in death by her husband, Leon McCracken, and her parents, Houston Gunn and Sally Matthews Gunn.

Survivors include a son, David McCracken and his wife Helen of Del Rio, a daughter Peggy Lynn McCracken Goddard of Pecos; two brothers, Walter Gunn of Ennis and Jeremy Gunn of Berkeley, England; two sisters, Mae Walling of San Angelo and Gayle Trent of Sandia Park., N.M.; four grandchildren, Amanda Bejarano, Jason McCracken, Scott Godard and Dana K. Goddard; and three great-grandchildren, Jasmine Lee Bejarano, Cierra Medrano and Houston Goddard.

Teresa Salas

Teresa Martinez Salas, 78, of Pecos, died Tuesday, November 27, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Friday, November 30, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church and burial at Fairview Cemetery.

Born May 18, 1931, in Hidalgo, Texas, she was a homemaker, long-time Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include a daughter, Alice Ramirez de Pecos; a sister, Manuela Fuentes, from Florida; five grandchildren, Angel Ramirez, Javier Ramirez, Jr., Maribel Estrella, Belinda Garcia de Midland, Aaron Ramirez de Pecos; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Andrea Salcido

Andrea Nabarrette Salcido, 81, died on October 24, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

Services will be held at 2pm. m., Tuesday, October 27, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church.

The rosary is scheduled for Monday, October 26 at 7 pm. in the chapel of the Pecos Funeral Home.

Salcido was born on February 4, 1928 in Brogado to Abram and Maria R. Nabarrette. She was a housewife and Catholic and a lifelong resident of Pecos.

Preceded in death by his parents, Abram and Maria Nabarrette, husband, Felix Salcido, sons Henry and Ernesto Salcido; brother, Mingo Nabarrette, and sister, Paula Rayos.

Survivors include four sons, Felix H. Salcido, Florentino Salcido and Samuel Salcido de Pecos, Sebastian Salcido de Monahans; a daughter, Elvia S. Rodriguez de Las Cruces, N.M.; two brothers, Marcos Nabarrette of Fort Worth, Adam Nabarrette of Chandler, Arizona; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jose Nunes

José Ortiz Núñez, 73, of Pecos, died on Friday, October 23, 2009, at Home Hospice in Odessa.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Tuesday, October 27, at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the officiating of Father Fabián Márquez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born February 27, 1936 in Carlsbad, N.M., he was a retired oil worker, lifelong resident, and Catholic.

Núñez was preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd, Heriberto and Teófilo Núñez.

Survivors include four children, Armando Mando Nunez and Rose Nunez of Pecos, Fernando and Yolanda Nunez of Pecos, Manuel Capuyo and Maria Nunez of Hobbs, N.M., Joe Ray JoJo and Josie Nunez of Pecos; four daughters, Cecilia Sheila and Chilin Muniz of Pecos, Janie Howard and Mary Lou Lulu Orona of Pecos, Lucy Ureste and Jesse Ureste of Ft. Stockton; 28 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Edward Titus

1041 Charles Edward Titus joined this life on February 6, 1930

1042 He left this life on October 24, 2009, aged 79.

Services will be held on Tuesday, October 27 at the Pecos Funeral Home with Greer Willis officiating. The reception will start at 2:30 pm. m., and services will begin at 3 pm. m.

Charles had many hobbies, hunting, fishing and world travel. He also proudly served his country in the Army. Charles was a man of great character and ethics in the field of Texas law enforcement. He dedicated his life to teaching and service. He said goodbye to this life while working on a 40 year old cold case. He lived an adventurous life and loved his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Annie Lou and Ira Titus of Pecos, his sisters Helen Hildred, Frances McCaslend, and his twin brother James Titus.

She is survived by her sister Elizabeth Schmidt of Midland, daughter Terri and son-in-law Brad Bryan of Lubbock; three grandchildren, Sommer Prichard and husband Jess and David Bryan of Lubbock, Brandon and wife Amber of Phoenix, Arizona. and two great-grandchildren, Madison Bryan and Austin Prichard of Lubbock.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dan Wetzig

Dan Wetzig, 70, of Monahans passed away on Monday, October 19, 2009 at Midland Memorial Hospital.

Services were held at 2 pm. on Thursday, October 22 at First United Methodist Church. Burial took place at Monahans Memorial Cemetery with his brother. Arbitration by Robert Stone.

He was born March 2, 1939 in El Paso, Texas to Lawrence and Henrietta (Cramer) Wetzig. He has been the owner of Big Burger for the past few years. He married Elaine Davis on February 14, 1970 in Pecos and was also a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Wetzig de Monahans; three sons, Daniel Wetzig and Alex Wetzig, both by Monahans and Douglas Wetzig by Wickett; four daughters, Michelle Wetzig, Dedra Wetzig and Anna Wetzig, all by Monahans and Jenesse Oyerbides of Arlington; three brothers, Lester Wetzig of New Braunfels, Ronald Wetzig of North East, Maryland, and Donald Wetzig of Carrizo Springs, Texas; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Active porters are David Armstrong, Brett Heflin, Bryan Heflin, Jim Fredericks, Scott Murray and John Curry. The honorary porters are Milt Alexander, Kevin Brown, Bud Rush, Ted Ward, Ronald Ray and Billy Wells.

Services were under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services.

Ramona Benavidez

Ramona B. Benavidez, 81, of Pecos, died on Monday, October 12, 2009 at Monahans Managed Care Center in Monahans.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Friday, October 16, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born August 31, 1928 in Pecos, she was a homemaker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Benavidez was preceded in death by her husband, Francisco Benavidez; a son, Francisco Benavidez Jr.; a daughter, Jesusita Benavidez; two sisters, María Gómez and Cuca Escoveda.

Survivors include five children, Ruben Benavidez of Odessa, Manuel Benavidez of Pecos, Danny Benavidez of Houston, Saul Benavidez of Placenton, Mike Benavidez of Plano; five daughters, Vicky Matta of Pecos, Anita Florez of Mercedes, Enoe Benavides of Pecos, Ramona Rodriguez of Victorville, California, Elena Benavidez of Pecos; three brothers, Esteban and Benancio Barrera from Pecos from Pecos, Alberto Barrera from Odessa; 38 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gregory Morales

Gregoria Gutierrez Morales, 89, died on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

Services will be held at 2pm. m., Monday, October 19, at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. Morales was born to Antonio and Eugenia Morales on May 9, 1920. She was raised in Pecos and married Urbano. Morales in May 1941.

Mrs. Morales was a member of Lulac and retired from the PBT-ISD Food Service. She will be greatly missed by her beloved family.

Survivors include her husband, Urbano Morales de Pecos; three children, Roberto Morales and his wife Irene of El Paso, David Morales and his wife Penny of Huntsville, Alabama, Daniel Morales and his wife Grace of Pecos; grandchildren: Daniella Morales, Damian Morales, Alexis Morales of El Paso, Nicholas Morales, Katie Morales, Johnathon Morales of Huntsville, Alabama, David Morales Jr. of Pecos, Ray Fuentes of Midland and four great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wayne Thomas

Wayne Lee Thomas, 55, of Pecos, Texas, a construction worker, died on Friday, October 9, 2009, at his home.

Services will be at 2pm. m., Monday, October 12, 2009, at North Temple Baptist Church, with the Rev. Lessie Woodard officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

The visit will start at 6 pm. m. at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Pecos Funeral Home

He was born on March 20, 1954 in Aurora, Colorado. He married Nora Hernandez on December 23, 1986 in Austin, Texas. He was a Christian and an army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Nora Thomas of Pecos; parents, Pat and Clifton Wade from Pecos, and Leo Thomas from San Antonio; daughters, Janette Thomas of Berlin, Germany, and Rebecca Welling of Austin; children, Shane Lee Thomas and wife, Rosa, of San Antonio, and Christopher Thomas and wife, Mary, of Berlin, Germany; brothers, Steven Thomas of Laredo and David Wade of San Elizario; and nine grandchildren.

Memorials can be held at the Pecos Senior Center, 119 S. Cedar, Pecos, Texas.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Stephenville, Texas, with local arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.lacyfuneral.com.

Tillie Maldonado Raios

Tillie Maldonado Rayos, 51, of Pecos, died on Friday. 9, 2009, in San Antonio.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Monday, October 12 at St. Rose Catholic Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born June 6, 1958 in Pecos, she was a homemaker, long-time San Antonio resident, and Catholic.

Rayos was preceded in death by his mother, Rosa Orozco Maldonado.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Rayos, of San Antonio; her father, Pauline Maldonado Sr. from Pecos; a son, Michael Rayos Jr.; of Santo Antonio; a daughter, Bianca Nicole Rays of San Antonio; six siblings, Pauline Maldonado Sr.; from Midland, Tony Maldonado Sr.; of Midland, Benjamin Benjie Maldonado, Sr.; de Pecas, Johnny Maldonado Sr. de Pecas, Alfred Freckles, David Freckles Sr. from Pecos; three sisters, Yolanda M. Rodriguez of San Antonio, Susie M. Levario of San Antonio; Kyle Ford and countless nieces and nephews.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Lue Smith

Betty Lue Smith, 69, died on Saturday, October 10, 2009, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Hospital in Dallas.

Visitation will take place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. m., Wednesday, October 14, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be at 2pm. m., Thursday, October 15, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bruce Abbott and the Rev. John Barrett officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Chargers will be: Kelly Davis, Raymond Hornberger, Leroy Michaelis, Gene Paul Moore, Jay Spence and Jerry Workman.

She was born on January 16, 1940 in Paris, Texas, to Reverend Luther A. Hill and Evelyn Plunkett Hill.

Betty moved to Pecos in 1968 and became a nurse in Dr. Harold Lindley, where she worked for many years until her practice closed after the doctor's death. Betty then took a clerkship at the First United Methodist Church of Pecos. She faithfully served the Church as a secretary, treasurer, and administrator. He loved his job and retired due to ill health after 31 years of service to anyone who came to the church door.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ronald G. Hill.

Survivors include her husband, David Alan Smith of Pecos; sisters, Joyce Cocanower of Lancaster and Rebecca Cameron and husband, Don of Rockwall; stepchildren, Vicky Lynn Williams of Georgetown, Tx., Debra Ann Myers and husband Gary of Irving, Tx., Nancy Elizabeth Libby Harris and husband Ross of Pecos and San Angelo, and David Alan Dave Smith Jr. and wife Marilyn of Grand Saline, Texas; eight grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

jaxon weidner

Jaxon Xavier Weidner, 25, of Pecos, died on Sunday, October 4, 2009, at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be held on Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home with full military honors.

Born August 16, 1984 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he was a lifelong resident of Pecos and a Christian. He was a disabled veteran who was in the United States Navy and served in the Iraq war.

Weidner was preceded in death by his father, Jack Benjamin Weidner.

Survivors include his wife, Kathya T. Weidner of Odessa; a daughter, Rain Marie Alexandria Weidner; a son, Aaric Angelo Prynce Weidner, both from Odessa; her parents, Betty Kay and Danny Reyes Perea of ​​Pecos; her grandparents, James and Beverly Thomas and Gloria Lara, all from Pecos; two brothers, Jamim Israel Weidner of Dallas, Jacob Franklin Weidner of Vallejo, California; two sisters, Jesseca Danielle and Janette Megan Perea of ​​Pecos, and nine nieces and nephews.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

betty powell

Bettye Powell, 76, of Monahans passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at Hospice House in Odessa.

Services were held at 11:00 am. m. on Monday, October 5, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Monahans with Dr. Joshua Stowe officiating. The burial was held at 2 pm. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Odessa with Pastor Jeff Box officiating.

He was born on May 2, 1933 in Pecos to Howard and Rebecca (Higgins) Harris. She was a teacher. Some of Bettye's hobbies included solving various puzzles, bowling, reading, listening to music, and playing cards and dominoes. She has received many awards, including Professor of the Year at Odessa College in 1990, President of the Permian Basin Community Service Organization in 1991, Winner of the 1986 Mother of the Year Competition at Permian Mall, Dean's List at Sul Ross University and Outstanding Student of Drama and Speech in 1978. Bettye loved her church family and was very involved in teaching Sunday School in Pecos, Odessa or Monahans.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Bettye Lynn DeLoach and husband Robert of Odessa, Cynthia Jean Treadwell of Monahans and Connie Beth Garrett and husband Larry of Monahans; a brother, Ron Harris and his wife Betty Sue of Buchanan Dam, as well as 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services.

Angelica Rodriguez

Angelica Rodriguez, 87, of Fort Stockton, died on Saturday, October 3, 2009.

Services will be held at 10am. m., Tuesday, October 6, at St. Joseph, with Father Thomas Manimla officiating. Burial will be at Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery.

Rodríguez was preceded in death by her parents, Reynaldo and Rosario Rodríguez, and a son, Oscar Rodríguez.

He was born on August 11, 1922 in Bryan, Tx.

Survivors include a brother, Frank McRae, and a sister, Alicia Ramos.

Fort Stockton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Devin Leon Harris, Jr., a newborn, died on Monday, September 26, 2009, in Odessa.

He was born on September 26 in Odessa.

The wake will be held at 2 pm. m., Friday, October 2, at Greenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her father, Devin Harris; mother, Laquincia Baily; grandparents: Virginia Campbell of Mississippi, Gloria Bailey of Dallas, William Bailey II of Pecos; a brother, Marquill Balfur of Aurora, Illinois; great-grandparents, Claude L. and Annie B. Campbell of Mississippi, Lillie Bailey of Pecos, and Edward Woods of Dallas.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Benjamin Mendoza

Benjamin Espinosa Mendoza, 39, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be held at 2pm. m., Saturday, October 3, at St. Rose Catholic Church with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

At 7:30 pm the rosary will be celebrated. m., Friday, October 2, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.

Benjamin Espinosa Mendoza was born on April 7, 1970 to Marcos and Georgia Mendoza Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Pecos and a Catholic, serving as an altar boy as a youth at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church. He was the last born in a family of 11, five brothers and five sisters. Ben was born and raised in Pecos starting his music career playing in the starter band until he joined the Pecos High School Band receiving many UIL awards. He graduated from Pecos High School in 1988 and continued his music career by attending West Texas State and playing with many West Texas bands including Mirada and Brillante. Later in life, he became a correctional officer for the RCDC in Reeves County. He moved to Odessa in 2006 and worked for the Sheriff's Department receiving many security awards. He moved back to Pecos in 2009 to be closer to his parents. Benjamin was a loving son and a wonderful brother loved by all and will be missed by his 22 nieces and nephews.

Mendoza was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

She is survived by her parents, Marcos and Georgia Mendoza Sr. from Pecos; her siblings, Teresa Talamantes, Mary Lou Salcido and Irma Gutierrez of Pecos, Velma Collasco of Fort Sumner, N.M., Diana Mendoza-Crawford of San Angelo, Alonzo Mendoza and Robert Mendoza of Pecos; 22 nieces and nephews. Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

floyd brownlee

Floyd Paul Brownlee Jr., departed to be with the Lord on September 27, 2009.

Services will be held at 2pm. m., Wednesday, September 30, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery. A rosary will be held at the Pecos Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 pm.

He was born January 30, 1922 in Pecos, was a Catholic, and devotedly served his church throughout his life. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, served in the Pecos Rotary Club, and was a member of the school board. He was an entrepreneur and owner of Brownlee Hardware for 70 years, served in the Air Force and served in the South Pacific. His division was the first to go to Tokyo after the war.

Survivors include his 62-year-old wife, Sena Ray; daughter, Mary Elizabeth and husband Roland Hartley of Colorado; son James Robert Brownlee and wife Corina de Pecos; two grandchildren, Bryan Brownlee and his wife Rebecca of Frisco and Jeff Brownlee and his wife Mindy of Lewisville; sister, Gail Murray and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Catherine's Catholic Church, west of the Pecos Museum, or the Pecos Senior Center.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

leo eliott

Leo Wentworth Elliott, Jr., 82, of Pecos, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Odessa Medical Center.

Services were held at 2 pm. m., Monday, September 28, at 4th and Bois d'Arc Church of Christ. Burial took place at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Leo was born April 13, 1927 in Lone Oak, Texas to Leo Wentworth Sr. and Louise Ende Elliott. He had been a resident of Pecos since 1952 and owned Elliott Printing since 1955. He was a member and elder of the 4th & Bois dArc Church of Christ. He was a volunteer with the Pecos Fire Department for 43 years and the Pecos Ambulance Service for 21 years. He was the coach of the Pony League team that participated in the Pony League World Series in 1971. He received the Citizen of the Year award in 1981.

Leo married May LaVoy O'Neil on June 11, 1951 in Pecos. She preceded him in death on February 8, 1965. He married Sue Dudley Holminski on April 29, 1967 in Pecos.

Survivors include his wife Sue Elliott of Pecos; sons Jim Elliott and wife Lisa of San Angelo, Johnny Elliott and wife Angela of Pecos, Tommy Elliott and wife Elsa of Lewisville, Bill Elliott of Farmers Branch, Darrell Holminski of Knoxville, Tennessee, Cheryl Burton and husband Gary Burton of Willow Park; grandchildren, Stephen Elliott, Michael Elliott and wife Kelly, Matthew Elliott, Joshua Elliott, Lauren Elliott, Doug Elliott, Todd Elliott, Sara Elliott, Clint Burton and wife Sarah, Nick Burton and wife Kaylyn and Jeremy Burton, Chontae Feldman and husband Mark, Michael Paul Landtroop and his wife Amy; great-grandchildren, Dylan Elliott, Brianna Burton, James Clint Burton, Summer Burton, Julia Feldman, Abrianna Landtroop and Matthew Landtroop.

Sister Dottie Elliott of Longview; nieces Jan Johnson and husband, Don, Ann Brogotti and husband Randy, Jackie McMahan and husband Lester and Tommy Burk and wife Gina, and several great-nieces and nephews.

Honorary porters will be retired members of the Pecos Fire Department and Pecos Ambulance Service.

Memorials can be made for Pecos Church of Christ or a favorite charity.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry McCord

Jerry Lynn McCord, 67, died on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Odessa Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services with military honors were held on Monday, September 22 at 7:00 pm. m. at the Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Born April 3, 1942, to Raymond S. McCord and Mary Spurlen McCord, served in the US Army (stationed in Germany) during the Vietnam War, worked in the oil field for 32 years, was a plant operator for American Oil and Gas. Company and member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include four daughters, Joyclynn Baker of Oklahoma, Jacinda Meek of San Angelo, Kari Cooksey and Carol McCord of Odessa; a brother, Phillip McCord of Odessa; three sisters, Virginia Gregstone of Arizona, Katherine Spear of Alvin and Toni Livingston of Midland; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Acres West Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Elias Perez

Elias M. Perez, 72, of Zaragoza, died on Monday, September 21, 2009 at Pecos County Memorial Hospital in Ft. Stockton.

Mass will be celebrated at 2 pm on Wednesday, September 23 at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Zaragoza, with burial in the Zaragoza Cemetery.

Born September 23, 1936 in Delicias, Mexico, he was a retired construction worker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Olivia C. Pérez de Zaragoza; a daughter, Sylvia Iniguez de Balmorhea; two brothers, Lorenzo De La Rosa from Chihuahua, Mexico, Concepcion De La Rosa from Delicias, Mexico; a sister, Guadalupe De La Rosa Guerrero, of Juárez, Mexico; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Stoney Iniguez; a great-grandson, Ruben Zephaniah Jimenez.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maria Luisa Herrera

Maria Luisa Herrera, 89, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

Services will be held on Friday, September 4th at 2pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born August 4, 1920 in Fabens, she was a retired CAN, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Baptist.

Survivors include four daughters, Elena Gutierrez of Zaragoza, Mexico, Guadalupe Zamorano and Maruca Olaguez of Queencreek, Arizona, Alicia Vela of Pecos; two children, James and his wife Charlotte Herrera from Taylor, Javier and his wife Sandy Herrera from Pecos, and 45 grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Genevieve Flores

Genoveva M. Flores, 73, of Pecos, died on Saturday, August 29, 2009.

Mass was held at noon on Wednesday, September 2, at St. Rose, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born January 3, 1936 in Pecos, she is a lifelong Pecos homemaker and Catholic.

Survivors include a son, Ricky Flores of Ritchfield, California; a daughter, Cynthia F. Villescas, of 29 Palms, California; a brother, Santiago Chago Martínez, from Odessa; a sister, Juanita Carrasco of Phoenix, Arizona. and four grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

narcissa heron

Narcissa Espitia Garza, 83, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, September 5, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

From 10:00 a mass will be held in the chapel. m., Saturday, September 5, at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 15, 1926 in General Terán, Nuevo León, Mexico, she was a retired farm worker, longtime Pecos resident, and Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Liborio Garza de McAllen; three sons, Jose Garza of Florida, Juan Manuel Garza of Pecos, Maximo Garza of Midland; a daughter, Felicitas Singletary de McAllen; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eddie Alvarez

Eddie G. Alvarez, 51, of Balmorhea, died on Friday, August 28, 2009 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Tuesday, September 1, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

He was born on July 30, 1958 in Ft. Stockton, self-employed, lifelong Balmorhea resident, Catholic.

Survivors include his parents, Edwardo and Jesusita Galindo Alvarez de Balmorhea; two sons, Edward and Adrian Alvarez de Balmorhea; a daughter, Stephanie Alvarez de Balmorhea; a sister, Anna Rossell de Wink; a brother, Alvaro G. Alvarez de Pecos, and a grandson.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Genevieve Flores

Incomplete funeral for Genoveva M. Flores, 73, from Pecos, who died on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Casa de Saúde Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jesus Lujan

Jesus P. Lujan, 87, of San Antonio, died on Thursday, August 27, 2009.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Mission Funeral Home in San Antonio.

Born January 1, 1922, in Marfa, he was a longtime resident of San Antonio, retired as an aircraft mechanic after 35 years of service at Kelley Air Force Base, and was a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Elodia Lujan from San Antonio; two sons, Hector and Jesus Lujan Jr. from San Antonio; four daughters, Gloria Varela of Pecos, Patricia Guana of Corpus Christi, Grace Moran and Roslind Lujan of San Antonio; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Jose Silva

José Silva, 79, of Pecos, died on Friday, August 28, 2009, at his home.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., on Tuesday, September 1st, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Fabián. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born April 14, 1930 in Santa Aulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was a retired maintenance man, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Victoria R. Silva of Pecos; a son, José Silva Jr. from Pecos; two daughters, Cenia Silva and Maribel S. Terrazas de Pecos; a sister, María De Jesús Silva, from Chihuahua, Mexico, and four grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roberto bates

Robert W. Bates, 88, a longtime Pecos resident, died on Sunday, August 23, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Services at the Santa Barbara, California Cemetery are pending.

Bates was born in 1921 in Santa Barbara, California. He attended Harvard University and the California Polytechnic Institute, served in the US Army in World War II and the Korean War, rose to the rank of captain and was awarded the Bronze Star.

He lived in Pecos from 1967 until 2006, when he moved to Nevada. In Pecos, he owned and operated Pecos Feed Yard and Pecos Agricultural Corp.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Jean Gilchrist Bates; son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Polly Bates of Henderson, Nevada; their daughter, Suzanne Bates, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and granddaughters, Charlotte Deirdre Bates, Clara Jean Bates and Helena Elizabeth Smith.

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Mary Katherine Katchie Dean Crews, 79, of Pecos, did this on Friday, August 21, 2009, at Midland Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm. m., at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Pecos, on Saturday, August 29, with an additional memorial service at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and burial at 1:00 pm. m., in Austin, on September 19.

She was born on January 28, 1930. Katchie attended school in Radford and UTEP in El Paso and Christian College in Columbia, Missouri. She and Frank Crews of Pecos and El Paso were married in 1975. After Frank's death in Austin, she returned to Pecos in 1986 and resided there until his death.

She is especially remembered for her generosity, hospitality and deep love for her family and friends.

Survivors include his brother, William W. Bill Dean III, nephews, Will Dean of Seattle, Washington, John Dean and wife, Diana of San Antonio; stepdaughter, Susie Piaget and daughter Katherine. Stepdaughter Courtenay and her husband Lynn Armstrong and children Mollie Johnson, Jesse and Kay Johnson and daughter Aurelia, numerous cousins, their children and grandchildren, and dear friend Olga Arenivas.

Memorials can be mailed to the charity of your choice with notice to Bill and Karity Dean, P.O. Box 2964, Ruidoso, N.M. 88355 or Susie Piaget, 4005 Merimac, Austin, Tx. 78731-1307.

Basilio Mora Mr.

Basilio D. Mora, Sr., 94, of Pecos, died on Monday, August 24, 2009, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Thursday, August 27, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born June 14, 1915 in Pecos, served in the United States Army, was a blue-collar Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Epifanio Mora de Pecos; two sons, Basilio Mora Jr. and his wife Elena from Pecos, Jerry Mora and his wife Angie from Jal, N.M.; two daughters, Alicia Nichols and husband Carlos, Delilah V. Baeza and husband Rubén de Pecos; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Santiago Rodriguez

Santiago Rodriguez, 94, of Sanderson, died on Monday, August 24, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass was held at 11 am. m. Thursday, August 27, at St. James in Sanderson, with burial in St. Rita.

He was born July 25, 1915 in Mexico, retired, lifelong resident of Pecos and Catholic.

Rodríguez was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Rodríguez and a son, Rogelio Rodríguez.

Survivors include a daughter, Candelaria Leyva de Pecos; a son, Julián Rodríguez de San Antonio; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Joy Rusty Mann Carpenter, 83, of Pecos, died on Sunday, August 16, 2009, at Woodlands Health Care Center in Houston.

His funeral was held at 10 am. m. on Thursday, August 20 at the Pecos Funeral Home Chapel in Pecos. Burial took place at Fairview Cemetery.

Joy Rusty Mann Carpenter was born on August 7, 1926 in Snyder, Texas, to Robert C. Mann and LaVelma Russell Mann. He was a longtime resident of Pecos and a member of the Barstow Baptist Church. He attended school in Pecos and graduated from Pecos High School. Rusty has been in the title business for many years, working at Pecos Abstract Co. and then Western Abstract and Title Co., also located in downtown Pecos. She was a well-known and respected businesswoman with farmers and many businesses in Pecos.

He is survived by a son, Paul Winston Chandler, M.D. and his wife Wendy of Macon, Georgia; two daughters, Linda Fox of Magnolia, Tx. and Ava Gerke and her husband Calvin of Barstow; stepson, Johnny Carpenter of El Pas, Ronald Larned and Donald Larned of Florida, and David Larned of Haskell; a brother, William Mann, of Texas City, Texas; a sister, Margie Sharon Corey of Schertz, Texas; seven grandchildren, Joseph Chandler, Louis Chandler, Max Chandler, Tracy Hawthorne, Robert Fox, Luke Hoelscher, Clayton Hoelscher.

In lieu of flowers, make a charitable donation to the West of the Pecos Museum or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Pecos Funeral Home.

Thomas Orona

Services are incomplete for Thomasa G. Orona, 84, of Pecos, who died on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at her home.

Born March 7, 1925, in Barstow, she was a lifelong resident of Pecos and a Catholic.

Orona was preceded by her husband, José T. Orona, parents, two children, two grandchildren and two brothers.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandy Rodriguez, Nancy Lopez of Pecos, Daquina Machuca of Midland; four children, Jesus Chuna Silvas, Melvin Melo Orona and Tommy Orona of Pecos, Fred Orona of Midland, three stepchildren, Moises, Joe and Ray Orona of Pecos; a sister, Anita Bustamantes of Midland; 33 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Brian Walker

Brian Walker, 17, of Pecos, died on Sunday, August 16, 2009 in Pecos.

Services will be held on Saturday, August 22 at 10:30 am. m. at First Baptist Church with Jim Salisbury, L.E. Woodard and Greer Willis officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born on September 10, 1991 in Blythe, California, he was a student and a Baptist.

Survivors include her father, Charles Walker of Pecos; his mother, Deanna Gallardo of San Luis Río Colorado, Baja Mexico; a sister, Alida Aguilar, of San Luis Río Colorado, Baja Mexico; an aunt, Lois Nelson and her husband Bud of Pecos.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Griffith

Dorothy Sherrill Griffith, 81, of Pecos, died on Saturday, August 8, 2009, at her home.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 am. m. on Thursday, August 13 at Mount Evergreen Cemetery with Rey Carreón officiating.

He was born on January 20, 1928 in Rock Springs.

Survivors include a son, Bruce Griffith, of Dallas.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

paulina jacobo

Pauline G. Jacoby, 58, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, August 11, 2009.

No services will be performed for Jacoby.

She was born on December 26, 1950 to BF Gonzales and Nasaria Martinez and was a registered nurse.

Jacoby was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include two daughters, Leah Shields of Austin, Nina Gomez of Pecos; three brothers, Carlos Gonzales from Pecos, Joe Gonzales from Odessa, Tony Gonzales from Colorado and two grandchildren.

Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

Francisco Ornelas

Francisco Ornelas, 94 years old, born in Portales, N.M., died on August 10, 2009, in Portales.

Services were held on Thursday, August 13 at 2:00 pm. m. at the Trinity Family Center officiating Reverend Raúl Ornelas. Burial followed in Portales Cemetery.

Born on March 21, 1915 in Candelaria, Tx., lived in Zaragoza, moved to Portales in 1970, was a farmer and member of the Evangelical Church of Jesus in Christ.

Ornelas was preceded in death by four sisters, Irene Muñoz, Eloisa Sotelo, Jesús Ornelas, Teresa Pena; two children, Israel Ornelas in 1980, Crespin Ornelas in 2008, and his wife, Ramona, who died on February 10, 1996.

Survivors include three daughters, Theodola DeLaRosa, Felicidad Nena Mascarro de Portales, Juana Duran de Artesia, N.M.; three sons, Manuel, José and Bernardino Ornelas de Portales; a sister, Elvira Ornelas de Portales; large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, etc.

The Wheeler de Portales Funeral Home is in charge of the preparations.

Jose Garcia

Jose R. Garcia, 87, of Pecos, died on Friday, August 7, 2009 at the Pecos nursing home.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Tuesday, August 11, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born June 16, 1921 in Mexico, he was a lifelong resident of Pecos, retired and Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Victoria Garcia de Pecos; two children, Juan Garcia and Eva from La Mirada, California, Joe Garcia Jr. and Delma from Odessa; three daughters, Socorro Mendoza and Johnny Mauldin of Pecos, Leticia Nelson and Keith of Odessa, Vicky Foreman and Jeff of Odessa; a sister, Concepción Cruz, from Canada; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Francisco Herrera

Francisco A. Herrera, 82, of Pecos, died on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

The burial will be on Tuesday, August 11, at 2 pm. m. at the Catholic Church Santa Rosa de Lima. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Pecos.

Born June 6, 1927 in El Indio, Texas, he was a devout Catholic and a loving father, husband and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Francisca S. Herrera de Pecos; four daughters, Ludivina Valencia and husband, Louis, Irma Martinez and husband Clyde, Hortencia Tencha Rivas and husband, Felix, Ida Herrera Contreras, all from Pecos; three brothers, Cayetano Herrera from Midland, Tony Herrera and Lucio Herrera from Pecos; a sister, Socorro Vásquez de Pecos; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy Jean Walser Blount

Nancy Jean Walser (Blount), 55, born and raised in Pecos, Texas, died on July 30, 2009 at her home in Houston, Missouri. Nancy was known to her friends and family as Baby, she loved her family very much and always put her family first. The baby will be missed. Remaining to cherish his memory: his parents Gene and Lila Lea Blount of Pecos, brothers Randy Blount and his wife Rosie of Pecos, Nolan Blount and his wife Retta of Pecos, Richard Blount and his wife Cindy of Marion, Kansas, sisters Sandy Hendricks and her husband Bill of Odessa, Jackie Hunter and her husband Richard of Mathis, Texas, her husband Roger Walser,

mother-in-law Dot Williams of Pecos, sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Johnny Bishop of Pecos, children Damon, Missy, Tessa, Miranda, Cassie and Jamie, as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Burial will take place on August 5 in Houston, Missouri.

Ismael Funcho Sr.

Ismael Hinojos Sr., 54, of Pecos, died on Monday, July 27, 2009 at his home.

A church service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday at the De Fe En Cristo Jesús Apostolic Mission with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born August 20, 1954 in Ojinaga, Mexico, he was a seismograph worker, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Christian.

Fennel was preceded in death by both Saints and Cross Fennel, and a brother, Efrain Fennel.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Venegas Hinojos de Pecos; a son, Ismael Hinojos Jr. from Pecos; a daughter, Antonetta Venegas de Pecos; a sister, Rosa Tejeda from Odessa and three grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jesus Meneses

Jesús Alfredo Freddy Meneses, died in El Cerrito, California, near Oakland, California, on February 18, 2009.

The solemn mass is scheduled for 10 am. on Saturday, August 1st, at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Zaragoza.

A reception and celebration of life will follow the Mass at the Community Center of Zaragoza.

Preceded in death by his parents, Ramón and Lydia Meneses and a brother, Ramón Meneses (Kiki), who died from injuries sustained in a tornado in Zaragoza on May 22, 1987.

Survivors include a daughter Lydia Kosmos of Oakland and her mother Andre Kosmos; a sister, Rita Valdez of Houston, a niece and a nephew.

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Opal May Pirtle Storms, 87, of Carlsbad, N.M., died on Wednesday, July 29, in Carlsbad.

Funeral ceremonies take place at 10:30 am. m., Monday, August 3, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Rusty Smith officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos.

He was born on November 20, 1921 in Utopia, Tx.

Storms was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert C. Storms, who died on February 14, 1995.

Os surviventes include um filho, James H. Storm and sua esposa Rose de Stephenville, Texas; hijas, Margie Meeks de Shiner, Connie Meeks e esposa de Don de Carlsbad, N.M.; uma sister, Rita Wilhelm de San Angelo; um irmão, James Pirtle de Poteau, Oklahoma; 10 Nietos, D.E. Meeks, Leona Meeks, Donna Strickland, Kevin Meeks, Robert Meeks, Clayton Meeks, Troy Meeks, Susan Storms, Lee Storms, James Storms; 16 bisnietos, Jason Meeks, Nicole Meeks, Gary Meeks, Regina Meeks, David Meeks, Robert Meeks, Breanna Meeks, Naomi Meeks, John Meeks, Abram Meeks, Joel Meeks, Jonathan Meeks, Tavie Meeks, Sheena McMillian, Brooks Blagg, Aarón.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Courtney G. Mellard

Courtney Graham Mellard of Balmorhea, born in 1943, left us alone to find her Maker at the home of her daughter, Mary Walker, and family on July 9, 2009.

He was born on December 13, 1943, to Kenneth and Chicora Mellard, a farming family in Marfa, Texas. On December 17, 1964, he married his high school sweetheart, Helen Williamson. After more than 30 years of marriage, she preceded him in death in 2001.

He was a Freemason and attended Balmorhea Methodist Church.

A memorial service for Courtney is scheduled for 10 am. m. on Saturday, July 18 in the courtyard of the Balmorhea Methodist Church, followed by a time of fellowship and remembrance in the Balmorhea school cafeteria.

She is survived by her sister Mary Lane Williams of Marfa; kids; Mary Walker of Kress, Molly Daiber of San Antonio, Dana Sparks of Ft. Stockton, Damon Mellard of Marfa and Jimmy Melvin of Marfa, 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials for the Balmorhea Youth Luncheon Bible Study Program at Balmorhea Methodist Church or for the Balmorhea FFA Boosters.

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Four-month-old Alijah Ray Salinas Roman died on Sunday, July 12, 2009, in Odessa.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Friday, July 17, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Roman was preceded in death by his grandfather Luis M. Roman Sr.

Survivors include his father, Andy Roman of Pecos; his mother, Rachel Salinas of Odessa; grandparents, Eduarda Lala Román from Pecos, Juan Salinas from Dallas, Florinda Salinas from Barstow; three brothers, Andre Roman from Pecos, Daniel and Jonathan Marquez from Odessa; a sister, Xandria Roman of Pecos; eight uncles, Louie, Hector Tito, Joel and Arturo Artie Roman from Pecos, Rene Salinas from Killeen, Roger and his wife, Kristian Salinas from Cheyenne, Wyo., Ruben and his wife Rosa Salinas from Pecos, Rudy and his wife Mindi Salinas from Dallas; an aunt, Blanca Román de Pecos; great-grandparents, Manuel Salinas, Santos Abila de Pecos, Isidra Gonzales, Rodolfo Gonzales de Barstow.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gregory Rays

Gregorio Rayos, 66, of Pecos, died on Friday, July 10, 2009 at his home.

A religious service was held at 5 pm. m., Sunday, July 12, at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Greenwood Cemetery. and a Jehovah's Witness.

Rayos was preceded in death by his parents, Valentin and Agapita L. Rayos; two brothers, Antonio Jimenez and Cruz Jimenez.

Survivors include his wife, Otilia C. Rayos de Pecos; a son, Charles Rays of Pecos; two daughters, Betty Lopez and Liz Vela de Pecos; eight brothers, Marcos, Willie, Mario and Manuel Rays of Pecos, Frank Jimenez of Odessa, Lupe Rays of Houston, Jesse Rays of Carlsbad, N.M., Johnny Rays of California; five sisters, Nena Ortega de San Antonio, Irene Domínguez, María Ortega, Modesta Ortega and Enriqueta Prieto de Pecos and 11 grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jesus Sotelo

Jesus Manuel Prieto Sotelo, 60, of Pecos, died on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at his home.

The rosary is scheduled for Tuesday at 7:30 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Mass will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 15 at St. Rose, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born May 12, 1949 in Ojinaga, Mexico, he is a lifelong resident of Pecos, a retired seismograph worker and Catholic. Sotelo was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Gertrudes Sotelo; a son, Enrique Sotelo; two brothers, Escaniel and Guadalupe Torres.

Survivors include his wife, Fidela P. Sotelo de Pecos; two sons, Gilbert and Manuel Sotelo de Pecos; two daughters, Jennifer Sotelo of Pecos, Isela Munoz of Odessa; five sisters, Hortencia Lopze, Elodia Parra, Mary Ann Lopez from Pecos, Ermelia Bersosa from Odessa, Olga Guebara from Midland; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

arline andes

Arline Andes, 85, of Andrews died on Tuesday, July 7, 2009.

Services will be held at 10am. m. on Friday, July 10 at Andrews Church of Christ with ministers Kevin Bullard and Fred Dominguez officiating. Burial will be at Andrews North Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home. Born May 31, 1924 in Rotan, Texas, she married Russell Wayne Andes on February 1, 1947. They lived in Pecos for several years before moving to Andrews. in 2007, she worked in school food service for many years and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include children; Michael Wayne Andes, Halletsville, Texas, Carroll Lee Andes, Andrews, Texas. daughter; Jeanette Cantrell, Houston, Texas, brother; Leland Driver, Temecula, California, sister; Christine Alden, San Angelo, Texas, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Emily Millan

Three-month-old Emily Sky Millan died on Sunday, July 5, 2009, in Lubbock.

The rosary will be celebrated at 7:00 pm on Thursday at the Pecos Funerary Chapel.

Services will be held on Friday, July 10th at 10am. m. at Pecos Funeral Home chapel with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born on March 18, 2009 in Odessa.

Survivors include her parents, Christopher and Roxanne Millan; a sister, Aaliyah Marie Millan; grandparents, Susan Millan, Luis and Connie Esparza, Rafael and Rachel Gonzalez, and Mike Millan; Aunts and Uncles, Debbie Anchondo, Ashley Talbert, Selena Delgado, Ricky Millan, Joe Ray Millan, Angel and Rebecca Gonzalez, Mercy Gonzalez, Rosie M. Perez, Amy Gonzalez and Danny Soto, Phillip and Margaret Vance from Minnesota, Sally Gonzalez from Dallas , Jessica González and Braulio Esquivel, Jr. from Midland.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Ruth Compton

Our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Betty Ruth Compton of Toyah, went to live with the Lord Jesus Christ on July 3, 2009.

She was born July 22 in San Angelo, married, and preceded in death by Richard J. Compton Jr. She and her family have lived in Pecos, Toyah and Balmorhea for over 50 years. Anyone who has ever met Betty knew that she was one of the kindest and gentlest souls in the world. Undoubtedly, she was one of the Lord's most compassionate and faithful servants. It is hoped that her legacy will be continued by her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

No matter what tragedy or trail ever came his way, he handled it with grace and comfort for all involved. There will never be a way to fill those big shoes of hers.

She is preceded in death by her husband, sons Richard J. Compton III, Steven Lee Compton and Gary Ray Compton. Also by a grandson David Hamilton, his father Thomas Lay and mother Sara Louise Lay, a sister Rebecca Edwards, four brothers, Alfred Lay, Milburn Lay, J.H. Lay and Gene Lay.

He is survived by a son, Damon Compton, and his wife, Linda, of Boys Ranch; a daughter, Diana Tollett, and her husband, Wayne, of Toyah; 10 grandchildren, Joshua, Christopher, Richard, Justin, Orlando, Anne, Laura, Karla, Jennifer and Tony; 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Jerry Lay and his wife Betty of San Angelo, Walter Lay of San Angelo, Teresa Lazicki of Bumpass, Virginia, Janelle Morse and her husband Harvey of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also left behind some adopted children Billy McNeil, Velma Robey, Valree Thompson, Fred and Sharon Sanchez, Evelyn Osborn, Sammy Dominguez and Nancy Ingram.

He is also survived by many special nieces and nephews, several friends and his special little dog Scudder. Betty has worked in and around Reeves County for years. He worked at Safeway Stores, managed the Balmorhea School cafeteria, and retired from Balmorhea Feeders, Inc.

She was active in her church and loved spending time with everyone she loved, especially her grandchildren. Betty was a wonderful artist and cook. She also sang like an angel. His favorite thing to do was have family home evenings, sing hymns and play with the family.

We will definitely miss her and know that she will be waiting for us in the mansion in the sky.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Home Health, Nurses Unlimited, or the charity of your choice.

Emily Sky Millan

Services are incomplete for three-month-old Emily Sky Millan, who died on Sunday, July 5, 2009.

He was born on March 18, 2009.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rachel Barrera

Rachel Barrera, 61, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2009.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Thursday, July 2 at St. Rose with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born June 26, 1947 in Pecos, she was a long time resident of Pecos and was Catholic.

Survivors include four children, Jamie Barrera and his wife Susan, Israel Barrera and his wife Janette, Gilbert Barrera of Odessa, Joseph Barrera and his wife Karina of Midland; two sisters, Stella Dominguez and her husband Chico from Gunuson, Colorado, Sylvia Marquez and her husband Alex from Pecos and several nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Dorr

John Robert Dorr, 70, of Pecos, died on Monday, June 29, 2009.

Burial will be at 10 am. m., July 7, at First Christian Church in Pecos, presided over by the Rev. Clark Ford. Burial will take place at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos.

John R. Dorr was born on August 25, 1938 in Pecos. He graduated from St. in OR Business. After college, John served in the Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents John Joseph Dorr and Dorothy Ulrich Dorr.

John is survived by his wife and best friend of 49 years, Sue Pendergast Dorr; four children: their son, John Joseph Dorr, II, of Midland; his daughter, Dede Sue Helen Dorr Allen de Allen; his son, John Robert Dorr Jr. and his wife, Nora Danielle, of Midland; their daughter, Jan Elizabeth Dorr, of Boca Raton, Florida; five grandchildren: Jacob Austin Dorr, Emily Madison Dorr, Katelyn Sydney Dorr, and John Robert Dorr III, all from Midland; and Natalie Sue Allen of Allen, Texas; his sister Helen Josephine Dorr Creath of Austin; his brother-in-law John Lents Prendergast and his wife Sondra Gayle, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; two nieces and three nephews.

Arrangements under the direction of Pecos Funeral Home.

Instead of flowers, make a charitable donation to Homes of St. Mark, 3000 Richmond Ave., Suite 570, Houston, Texas 77098, or to the charity of your choice. Active porters: Mike Canon, Philip Houser, Bob Hughes, Allen McGuire, Fred Pearce, David Rogers, John Stuart, Don Weinacht and 12 honorary porters.

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Esau Villareal De La Rosa, 24, of Fort Stockton, died on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 in Midland.

Services were held at 10 am. m. June 29 at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at Fort St6ockton with Pastor Vicente Cabello officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Pecos.

He was born on March 6, 1985 in Fort Stockton and was an oil field worker.

De La Rosa was preceded in death by his maternal parents: Pedro Villarreal Sancez, Julia Sanchez Celaya; paternal grandfather: Good luck Gloria De La Rosa.

Survivors include his wife, Crystal J. De La Rosa from Pecos; one of them is Joe Ray Jurado De La Rosa from Pecos; a daughter, Jaslyn Jurado De La Rosa de Pecos; his mother, Luz Isela De La Rosa of Fort Stockton; her father, Jose De La Luz Barraza De La Rosa from Mexico; grandmother, Maria De Los Angeles Barraza De La Rosa of Fort Stockton; two sisters, Nohely and Zaidaly De La Rosa of Fort Stockton.

Fort Stockton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Florencio Garcia Jr.

Florencio Garcia Jr., 40, of Pecos, died on Thursday, June 25, 2009, in San Angelo.

Mass was held at 2:30 pm. m. on Monday, June 29 at St. Rose with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

He was born October 5, 1968 in Pecos, a seismograph worker, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Survivors include his father, Florencio Garcia, Sr.; two sons, Adán and Andrés García de Pecos; two daughters, Ashley and Amber Garcia of Pecos; a brother, Carlos Ramos of Barstow; five sisters, Gloria Orona, Dorothy Garcia of Pecos, Mary Faye Ornelas of Barstow, Linda Licon of Lubbock and Priscilla Schlosser of Corpus Christi.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carol Gamboa

Carol Gamboa, 47, of Pecos, died on Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

A church service was held at 10:30 am. m. Thursday at Pecos Funeral Home chapel with Rev. James T. Henderson officiating. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born on October 28, 1961 in West Chicago, Illinois.

Gamboa was preceded in death by her mother, Leona Bailey, and a sister, Susie Drallmeier.

Survivors include a daughter, Kelsie L. Rodriguez and her husband, Oscar de Pecos; her husband, Librado Junior Gamboa; her father, Robert Bailey of Bevier, Missouri.; two brothers, Les Bailey and wife Joan of Burlington, Wisc.; Kevin Bailey and wife Pat of Batavia, Illinois; three sisters, Nancy Brunoehler and her husband Jim of Aurora, Illinois; Janet McGrail and her husband Jim of Ashton, Illinois; Linda Bailey of Bevier, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jayce A. Harris and Oscar Lane Rodriguez, and several nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Juan J. Siebert

On Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm. at the Anderson-Clayton Chapel in Terrell.

Siebert died on Sunday, June 21, 2009. He was born on August 7, 1930 in Rowlet, N., to John and Clare Borkel Seibert. Mr. Seibert retired as an ABF Freight truck driver and returned to Terrell in 1996.

Mr. Seibert was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brothers Earl and Merl Seibert. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis (Clark) Seibert; six children: John Wilbur Seibert, Barbara Ann McBride, Cindy Sue Downs, Rita Lee Snyder, Connie Lou Seibert and Mark Henry Seibert; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews.

Dolores Prieto

Dolores L. Prieto, 89, of Pecos, died on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

Services will be held on Wednesday, June 24 at 2 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born December 26, 1919 in Sierra Blanca, Tx., she was a lifelong Pecos homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

Prieto was preceded in death by Pedro Prieto, Manuel Prieto, Angel Prieto and Alicia Posada.

Survivors include a son, Juan Prieto; three daughters, Carmen Solis of Pecos, Beatrice Villegas of Kermit and Adela Mata of Odessa; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren..

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Judy Hunter

Judy Lynn Fowler, age three, died on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, in El Paso.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 15, 2009, at First Baptist Church, El Paso, with Dr. Robert Nickell officiating and interment at Restlawn Cemetery.

He was born on April 4, 2006.

Survivors include her parents, Heather and Jake Fowler; brother, Joshua Fowler; maternal grandparents, Judy and A.J. Morrison; great-grandfather, Milton V. Dumas, all from El Paso; paternal grandparents, Lynn and Terry Fowler of Pecos and countless aunts, uncles and cousins.

From Dr. Jim Miles, God didn't take Judy Lynn, He received her.

Patsy McDaniel

Patsy McDaniel, 70, of Pecos, died on Monday, June 15, 2009 at Home Hospice in Odessa.

There will be mass at 2 pm. m., Friday, June 19, at West Park Baptist Church with Rey Carreón officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

She was born March 3, 1939 in Waco, a homemaker, longtime Pecos resident, and Baptist.

Survivors include a son, John McDaniel de Monahans; three daughters, Roberta Lott of Lavernia, Patti Penny of Rockdale, Wilma Brookshire of Pecos; a brother, Robert Ramey of Waco; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ricardo Ornelas

Ricardo Ornelas, 50, of Laredo, died on Tuesday, June 16, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 20 at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born July 17, 1958 in Pecos, moved to Laredo in 1995. Has been in the natural gas industry since 1981, was a part-time counselor and great musician. He loved music and was a musician for most of his life and played with the Challenger Band for several years and also loved playing with his family band, the Ornelas Family Band. He was also a very devoted husband and father. He was an outdoorsy type of person who loved camping, fishing and hunting with his family. Photography was a hobby of hers and she loved her cats and dogs.

Ornelas was a very loving and generous person and will be greatly missed by his loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jesus Ornelas Sr.; brother, Jesus Ornelas Jr. and sister, Sally Ornelas.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Patrícia, and their son, Ricardo Ornelas Jr. from Laredo; mother, Mercedes Ornelas de Pecos; brothers, Raymundo Ornelas de Odessa, Oscar Ornelas Sr. from Pecos; sisters, Lupe Machuca from Midland, Angelina Sanchez and Lydia Prieto from Pecos.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Piedade Serrano

Piedad Serrano, 94, of Pecos, died on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at the Pecos nursing home.

Born February 21, 1915 in Ruidosa, Texas, she was a retired housewife, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Mass was held at 2:30 pm. m., at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include several nieces.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

marvon ballard

Marvon F. Ballard, 72, of Pecos, died on Monday, May 25, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.

The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 at 2:00 pm. m. in the chapel of the Pecos Funeral Home.

He was born as Marvon Freeman on December 9, 1936 in Grand Saline, Tx. She married Ernest Ballard on January 21, 1962. They lived in Texas and briefly in New Mexico. They settled in Pecos in 1968 and have been a part of the community ever since.

Marvon worked for 21 years at Woolworth's in Pecos in retail management and accounting. Survivors include her husband, Ernest Ballard of Pecos; children, Dennis Thorp and wife Randa of Pecos, Alan Ballard and wife Jessie of Spur, Tx., Marion Ballard and wife Tylene of Odessa; a brother, Marion Freeman of Grandbury, Texas; two sisters, Judy Bullard and Janet Bullard of Pecos; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Pecos Funeral Home.

Floyd Editar

Floyd J. Rediger, 93, of Pecos, died on Monday, June 8, 2009, at Reeves County Hospital.

Services will be held at 10am. m., Friday, June 12, at First United Methodist Church with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born March 20, 1916 in Milford, Nebraska, graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Pharmacy in 1938 and moved to Houston, where he met his beloved Nancy Holt (it was love at first sight) and they shared 59 precious years together. . He served in the Navy as chief pharmacist and head of malaria control in the South Pacific during World War II. He, Nancy, and their two children settled in Pecos in 1954 and founded Redigers Pharmacy. Mr. Rediger was extremely proud of being a practicing pharmacist for 65 years. He and his son were raised in Pecos for 45 years and he was known as a pharmacy cowboy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; sister Berniece Weidemier and granddaughter, Tammy Rediger.

Survivors include a son, John T. Rediger of Pecos; a daughter, Deborah Khan and husband, Dr. David Kahn of Dallas; two granddaughters, Vicki Gessler and Brandi Chapman; four great grandchildren, Cole, Cody, Chase and Logan and many loving family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that charitable donations be made to the Cowboys Hall of Fame in Pecos or the West Pecos Museum.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gerald Wayne Orchard

Gerald Wayne Grove, 62, passed away after a decade-long battle with the Alzheimer's-related disease, PICKS. He left this world with his wife of 42 years, Carolyn, by his side. He is also survived by his mother, Ila Fay Grove, and his sister, Sharon Fay Tipton. He was preceded by his father, Truman Wayne Grove.

Gerald was a great man of strength and wisdom, whose greatest pride and joy were his sons, Randall and Kevin Grove, along with his five grandsons, Lindsay, Taylor, Riley, Mahlon and Landrey. Those who knew him knew him as a man of few words, but who communicated through action, helping those in need. He will be greatly missed. He will really be missed.

Instead of flowers, please join us in supporting the Frontotemporal Dementia Association. ftd-picks.org

Services will be held at Johnson Funeral Home in San Angelo, Texas at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 10, 2009.

Mary Garner Sawyers

Mary Garner Sawyers, 75, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at an Abilene hospital.

A memorial service was held at 1:30 pm. m. on Friday, May 29 at Tuscola First Baptist Church with Rev. Buddy Goodgame officiating. The private burial will be at Elmwood Memorial Park, managed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home in Tuscola. Sawyer was born on April 22, 1934 to Granville G. and Edna Lucille Barr Garner in Spencerville, Oklahoma. She married Donald Wayne Sawyers on June 4, 1954. In Greenwood, Texas, she worked for Keith D. Graham Oil. She has operated in Midland and Abilene for over thirty years and retired in 2003. Moved from Midland to Abilene in 1979. Moved to Tuscola in 2003, Lawn in 2004 and moved back to Abilene earlier this year. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tuscola and frequently volunteered with many charitable organizations in Abilene.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and a brother, John Garner.

Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Winkles and her husband Ken of Pecos; two sons, Gary Sawyers and his wife Vikki of Abilene, and Don Sawyers and his wife Lisa of Tuscola; three granddaughters, Heather Sawyers, Hailey Sawyers and Keirsten Benson; five grandchildren, K.W. Winkles, Kyle Winkles, Casey Benson, Ryder Sawyers and Michael Luvaul and his wife Mandy; three brothers, Everett Leon Garner and Alton Garner, both of Frisco, and Gene Garner of Clyde; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; and many friends

kathleen murphy

Kathleen Murphy, 53, died on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Medical Center Hospital.

Services are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 9 at the Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.

Born February 23, 1956 in Bay City, Michigan, she was a homemaker and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce Dury of Pecos; two half-sisters, Mille Ann Watson, of Atlanta, Tx. and Rita Vineski of Tampa, Florida.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Enriqueta Baeza

Enriqueta Leija Baeza, 73, of Alpine, died on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall in Alpine. Burial to follow at Santos Ángeles Cemetery.

Baeza was born on August 23, 1935 in San Juan Chihuahua, Mexico and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Luciano L. Baeza of Alpine; five daughters, Armida Rodriguez de Lubbock, Irma Valenzuela de Pecos, Olga Baeza de Alpine, Ester Gomez de Monahans and Noemi Baeza de Alpine; five children, Rudy Baeza de Monahans, Oscar Baeza de Pecos, Omar Baeza de Alpine, Julian Baeza de Alpine, Daniel Baeza de Monahans; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Alpine Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

marvon ballard

Marvon F. Ballard, 72, of Pecos, died on Monday, May 25, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.

He was born as Marvon Freeman on December 9, 1936 in Grand Saline, Tx. She married Ernest Ballard on January 21, 1962. They lived in Texas and briefly in New Mexico. They settled in Pecos in 1968 and have been a part of the community ever since.

Marvon worked for 21 years at Woolworth's in Pecos in retail management and accounting. She loved antiques, crafts, gardening, home improvement, and quilts. She touched her family's lives in every way and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest Ballard of Pecos; children, Dennis Thorp and wife Randa of Pecos, Alan Ballard and wife Jessie of Spur, Tx., Marion Ballard and wife Tylene of Odessa; a brother, Marion Freeman of Grandbury, Texas; two sisters, Judy Bullard and Janet Bullard of Pecos; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Join her family in celebrating her life on Tuesday, June 2nd at 2pm. m. at Pecos Funeral Home.

Services are under the direction of Pecos Funeral Home.

Jimmy Griffith

Jimmy Duane Griffith Sr., of Hamilton, Ohio, formerly of Barstow, died on Thursday, May 21, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, May 31 at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born October 10, 1938 in Howard County, Tx., was a truck driver, served in the United States Army, moved to Ohio for the past 20 years, and was a Baptist. He was a longtime resident who drove trucks for East Texas Motor Freight for 11 years from 1971 to 1982, then moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to continue driving trucks for the ABF from 1982 to 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy B. Griffith of Ohio; their children, Tracy Griffth of Big Spring, Lucy and Louis Lara of Pecos, Jody and Tammy Griffith of Hamilton, Ohio, Glen and Gail Moore of Arlington, Gary and Neth Moore of Arlington; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eduardo Rodrigues

Eduardo Ramírez Rodríguez, 38, of Artesia, N.M., died on Monday, May 25, 2009 in Ojinaga, Mexico.

A church service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 28, in the chapel at the Peaceful Garden Funeral Home with interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Born January 31, 1971 in Ojinaga, Mexico, he was a refinery worker and a Christian.

Survivors include his parents, Isaiah and Gloria Rodriguez from Artesia, N.M.; three sons, Edward Rodriguez Jr., Isaac Rodriguez and Efren Rodriguez, all of Artesia, N.M.; two brothers, Efren Rodriguez of Odessa, Ever Rodriguez of Artesia, N.M.; three sisters, Marivel R. Dominguez of Roswell, N.M., Alma Rodriguez of Dallas, Daisy Rodriguez of Miami, Florida;

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pilar Contreras

Pilar Contreras, 95, of San Jose, California, died on Monday, March 16, 2009.

A Mass in his honor will be held at 10am on Saturday, June 6th at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial at Toyah Cemetery.

Born March 29, 1914 in Sierra Blanca to Juan Aguilera and Prajedes Ortega, she was a native of Texas but lived most of her life in San Jose, California and was Catholic.

Contreras was preceded in death by her husband, Valentin Contreras; two sons, Federico A. Contreras and Adam A. Contreras.

Survivors include their children, Ines Contreras of Toyah, Manuel Contreras of Merced, California, Maria Erives of El Paso, Elvira Gongora of Whiteface, Delfina Almanza of Le Grand, California, Maria Jesus Fuentes of Pecos, Guillermo Contreras of Levelland, Jose Angel Contreras of San Jose, California, Victor Contreras of San Jose, Elvia Adame of San Jose; 54 grandchildren; 132 great-grandchildren and 64 great-great-grandchildren.

Palm Memorial Worden Chapel in Chowchilla was responsible for the arrangements.

BV Shaw

BV Shaw, 89, died on Sunday, May 24, 2009.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am. Thursday, May 28th.

Born July 26, 1919, in Limestone County, Alabama, to Buria Velpo Shaw and Plezzie Rudder Shaw, he was a longtime cotton farmer, served in the Army Air Corp. and was a flight instructor during World War II.

Shaw was preceded in death by four sisters, Johnnie Shaw, Pauline Black, Mary Pickens and Martha Sandy; four brothers, Wallace Shaw, Billy Shaw, W.B. Shaw and Ashford Shaw.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Boriski Shaw; a daughter, Patricia Anne Shaw; a son, Bryan Shaw and wife Paula; two grandchildren,

Brandon Shaw and Brenna Shaw and two nieces, Mattisyn and Kaitlyn.

Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

marvon ballard

Services are incomplete for Marvon Ballard, 72, of Pecos, who died on Monday, May 25, 2009 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Born December 9, 1936 in Grand Saline, Tx., he was a longtime resident of Pecos and worked as a retail manager.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carlos Pena

Carlos O. Peña, 45, of Pecos, died on Monday, May 18, 2009 in Midland.

Mass will be held at noon on Saturday, May 23 at St. Rose, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born February 19, 1964 in Pecos, he was an oil driller, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include a son, Jesse Feather of Midland; two daughters, Carmen and Jezzelle Pena of Midland; three brothers, Joe and Ray Pena from Pecos, Angel Pena from Odessa and three grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

elizabeth neeley

Elizabeth Jane Armstrong Neeley, known by some as Janey and by some as MiMi, passed away on the night of Friday, May 1, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas.

Survivors include four daughters, Dixie Neeley of Spring Branch, Tx., Rebecca Zenner of Spring Branch, Tracy Hyde of New Braunfels, Carey Mueller of Spring Branch; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, MiMi wanted donations made to her favorite animal sanctuary: Triple Me Mac Equine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 66 Bulverde, Texas 78163

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Glenda B. Videtto, 72, died on Friday, May 15, 2009 in Odessa.

Funeral services were held at 10 am. m. on Monday, May 18 at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Dr. Ron Guthrie officiating.

She was born January 10, 1937 in Gorman, Texas to Shorty Welch and Thelma Cleo Merworth, raised and attended school in Pecos, attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, and retired from Mobil Oil. He resided in Odessa for approximately 11 years and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Videtto was preceded in death by his mother, Cleo Welch, and a sister, Maxine Willis.

Survivors include a son, Paul Videtto and wife, Tootsie of Odessa; a granddaughter, Giselle Videtto of Odessa; five sisters, Lee Frymire of Odessa, Jeanne Lubbe of Comanche, Jerry Cook of Midland, Judy Guthrie of Woodward, Oklahoma, Kaye Hanks of Odessa; four brothers, Dwain Welch of Monahans, Doak Welch of New Braunfels, Dex Welch of Midland, Durl Welch of Silver City, N.M.; a special niece, Sue Frymire of Odessa; and several other nieces and nephews.

dalton taylor

Dalton Taylor, 79, of Gorman, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, after a brief illness.

Funeral service will be held on Friday at 2 pm. m. at First Baptist Church in Gorman with Brother Barry Schahan officiating. A second service will be held at 2 pm. m., Saturday, May 2, at Barstow Cemetery in Barstow.

Taylor was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn; a daughter, her parents, a brother and four sisters.

Born June 27, 1929, in Barstow to Edd and Lena Taylor, he lived most of his life in Pecos, retiring after 25 years as a postal worker. He was a member of the First Gorman Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Emery Taylor of Bastrop, Robin Taylor of Gorman and Ellen Tucker of Gorman; two sisters, Darnell Meyers of Kerrville, Novelyn Grizzard of Big Spring; two brothers, Norton Taylor of Blanket and Mart Taylor of John Day, Oregon; a granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to their favorite youth organization.

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Ramon Natividad, 63, of Pecos, Morreu on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

At 7:30 pm the rosary will be prayed. m., Tuesday, April 28, at Pecos Funeral Chapel.

Services are scheduled for noon on Wednesday, April 29, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

Natividad was born in Pecos, lifelong resident, served in the United States Army and was discharged in 1970. He was hired by B.F. Goodrich Test Track and then went on to work as a corrections officer at the Reeves County Detention Center for 19 years.

He is survived by his wife, Andrea Natividad de Pecos; three children, Ramón Natividad Jr. and wife Gloria, Richard Natividad and wife Delilah, Robert Natividad and wife Maribel all from Pecos; two daughters, Monica Duggins and husband Doug from California, Debra Hignojos and Billy Bautista from Pecos; his mother, Felipa Natividad; a brother, Miguel Natividad and wife Lydia de Andrews; two sisters, Janie Dominguez of Odessa, Teresa Gochicoa of Houston; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Francisco Rodrigues

Francisco Rodriguez, 86, from Odessa, died on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at his home.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Tuesday, April 28, at St. Joseph, with Father Joe Uecker officiating. Burial will be at the Los Angeles Cemetery with military services at the graveside.

He was born on April 2, 1923 in Barstow and was a US Army veteran.

Rodríguez was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Angelita Azate Rodríguez.

Survivors include two children, Francisco (Frank) Rodríguez Jr. from Ft. Worth and Fernando Rodríguez from Odessa; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

The Martinez Smith Funeral Chapels and Crematorium are in charge of the preparations.

avellana barmore

Hazel Barmore, 89, of Alpine, died on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital after a good fight with pneumonia.

Funeral ceremonies take place on Friday, April 24, at 10:00 am. m. at First Baptist Church under the presidency of Rev. Kenneth Jordan. The cemetery will be Alpine Elm Grove with Alpine Elm Grove and Alpine Memorial Funeral Home helping with preparations.

Barmore was born March 17, 1920 to Oscar and Clora DePrang in Novice, Texas. She was a wonderful wife, mother and seamstress, the perfect role model for everyone. He lived in Pecos for several years, raising his family and working, then moved to Alpine in 2000.

She was preceded in death in 2002 by her husband of 60 years, Leman Barmore; Oscar and Clora DePrang, her parents; six brothers Bill, Eddie, Bunk, Hayse, Herman, Garland DePrang and a sister, Doris Garvin.

Survivors include a brother, Weldon DePrang, of El Paso; four children, Montie and Fay Barmore of Hemphill, Leman and Kay Barmore of Alpine, Johnny and Sharon Barmore of Fort Worth, Wayland, and Mary Barmore of McAlester, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to their favorite charity.

georgie garrett

Georgie Maxine Garrett, 56, of Pecos, died on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Monahans Managed Care Center in Monahans.

Services will be held on Thursday, April 23 at 2:00 pm. m. at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Born May 22, 1952, in Rockford, Illinois, he was a longtime Pecos resident and Baptist.

Garrett was preceded in death by his father, Gail Jackson, and two sisters, Carolyn Agee and Lorene Bierman.

Survivors include his mother, Cora Jackson; two daughters, Krisinda Cunningham of Odessa, Mackie Garrett of Beaumont; a brother, Tommy Jackson of Pecos; three sisters, Margie Windham of Pecos, Elaine Gray of Big Spring and Charlene Shaw of Phoenix, Arizona; six grandchildren, Private Michael Allen Garrett, Mariah Garrett, Malorie Garrett, Matthew Garrett and baby Garrett, Destany Cunningham, Curtis Cunningham and a great-grandson, Izik Dain.

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Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maria Hagler

Mary Claudine Hagler, died on April 21, 2009.

Burial will be on Saturday, April 25 at 3 pm. m. at Fairview Cemetery.

He was born on November 16, 1916 to Laura and George Barlow.

Survivors include two children, Ray Dean Cassell and his wife Joy of Abilene, Royce Cassell and his wife Louise of Midland; a daughter, Kathy Owens and her husband Glen of San Angelo; a sister, Province of Lydia; a brother, Bobby Barlow, of Yuba City, California; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to especially thank all the staff at Sage Crest Alzheimer's Care Unit and Baptist Hospice for their kindness.

Looking back in time, we wonder: Did we remember to say thank you enough? For all you've done for us? For all the times you were by our side? To help and support us. To celebrate our successes. Or for teaching us by example the value of hard work, common sense, courage and integrity? We wonder if we ever thanked you for the sacrifices you made. To let us have the best? And for the simple things like laughter, smiles and moments we share? If we forgot to show our gratitude enough for all the things you've done, we thank you now. And we hope you knew all along how much you meant to us.

We love you babysitter!!

ernesto mate

Ernesto Neto Matta, 55, of Hobbs, N.M., died of natural causes on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in Lubbock, Texas, with his beloved family by his side.

The Christian Funeral Mass will be on Friday, April 24th at 2pm. m. at Saint Helena Catholic Church in Hobbs with Father Juan Carlos Ramírez as celebrant. Burial will take place at Prairie Haven Memorial Park. Neto was born on February 24, 1954 in Pecos, Texas. He married Lourdes Chavez in Las Cruces, N.M. and celebrated 30 wonderful years of marriage together.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Isreal and Manuel Matta.

Survivors include his wife, Lourdes Matta, of Hobbs, N.M.; a daughter, Chrystal Matta; two stepdaughters, Alma Mendoza and Barbara Chavez, a son, Ernesto C. Matta, Jr.; a stepson, Joe Chavez of Hobbs, mother, Emma Guzman of Pecos; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Griffin Funeral Home of Hobbs, N.M. is responsible for the arrangements.

Rogelio Miranda

Rogelio Hernandez Miranda, 74, of Balmorhea, died on Monday, April 20, 2009, in Midland.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Thursday, April 23, at Christ the King Catholic Church with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born January 31, 1935 in Satevo, Chihuahua, Mexico, he worked on a ranch, was a longtime resident of Balmorhea, and was Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Carmen Miranda; three children, Rogelio Miranda Jr. from Balmorhea, Sergio Miranda and Luis Arturo Miranda from Odessa; a daughter, Anna Luisa Vasquez of Midland; a brother, Ramiro Miranda de Odessa and five grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alice Carrasco

Alicia Lara Carrasco, 49, of Pecos, died on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, April 22, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born January 4, 1960 in Pecos, she was a lifelong Pecos resident, finance/payroll worker, and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Ruvel Carrasco de Pecos; her parents, Ismael and Socorro Lara de Pecos; a son, Ruvel L. Carrasco Jr. from Midland; two daughters, Anna Lisa Carrasco of Midland, Jessica L. Carrasco of Odessa; the paternal grandmother, Francisca Lara de Pecos; three brothers, Ismael Lara Jr. from Gardendale, Luis and Carlos Lara from Pecos; four sisters, Hilda Mendoza de Pecos, Irene Lara Campos de Hobbs, N.M., Icela Lara Romero de Ruidosa, N.M., Ymelda Lara Mendoza de Monahans, and four grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Louie Rays

Louie Rayos, 36, of Pecos, died on Friday, April 17, 2009, at Home Hospice House in Odessa.

Services were held at 10 am. m. Monday, April 20th at First Baptist Church, 8th and Sycamore.

Born November 18, 1972 in Pecos, he was a construction worker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Baptist.

Rayos was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Maria Rayos of Pecos.

Survivors include six brothers, Oscar Valenzuela of San Antonio, Hector Rays of Odessa, Willie Rays Jr., Mike, Lupe and Jesse Rays of Midland; five sisters, Guadalupe Ornelas de Odessa, Irma, Rachel and Criselda Raios de Pecos and Ida Raios de Garça.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

georgie garrett

Georgie Maxine Garrett, 56, of Pecos, died on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Monahans Managed Care Center in Monahans.

Services will be held on Thursday, April 23 at 2:00 pm. m. at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Born May 22, 1952, in Rockford, Illinois, he was a longtime Pecos resident and Baptist.

Garrett was preceded in death by Carolyn Agee and Lorene Bierman.

Survivors include his mother, Cora Jackson; two daughters, Krisinda Cunningham of Odessa, Mackie Garrett of Beaumont; a brother, Tommy Jackson of Pecos; three sisters, Margie Windham and Elaine Gray of Big Spring, Charlene Shaw of Phoenix, Arizona; six grandchildren, Michael Allen Garrett, Destany Cunningham, Izik Dain, Curtis Cunningham, Mariha and Mallory Cunningham and one great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

eduardo gonzalez

Edward Fuentez Gonzales, 57, of Pecos, died on Friday, April 10, 2009.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Tuesday, April 14, at the Catholic Church of Santa Catarina.

Born May 19, 1951, in Balmorhea, he was a power plant operator, a Knight Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus, a former Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Gonzales de Pecos; a son, Eduardo Gonzáles de Pecos; two daughters, Erika A. Gonzales of Midland, Elida A. Gonzales of Odessa; a sister, Anita Muñoz de Pecos; his brother-in-law Daniel Leyva de Monahans; several nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dolores Muniz

Dolores Lolo Muniz, Jr., 77, of Casa Grande, Arizona, died on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Casa Grande Regional Hospital.

Services were held on Tuesday, April 7, in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Born January 5, 1932 in Carlsbad, N.M.

Muniz was preceded in death by a sister, Candelaria Dominguez.

Survivors include his wife Maggie Muiz of Eloy, Arizona; a daughter, Linda Muniz of Mesa, Arizona; two sons, Michael and Danny Muniz from Arizona; two stepchildren, Ramiro Salinas and Pablo Cisneros from Eloy, Arizona; three sisters, Monce Palencia, Jimmie Contreras, Dora Zaragoza de Pecos; five brothers, Jesus Chuy Muniz de McAllen, Ray, Israel, Salvador and Adan Muniz de Pecos and six grandchildren.

Jose Muñoz

Jose Carmelo Munoz, 62, of Pecos, died on Friday, April 3, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be celebrated at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 7, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born May 14, 1946 in Durango, Mexico, he was a seismograph worker, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Munoz was preceded in death by a son, Carmelo Jr. and a brother, Ambrosio Munoz.

Survivors include his wife, Estella Hernández Muñoz de Pecos; a son, Michael Munoz of Pecos; three daughters, Elida and Patricia Munoz of Pecos, Ysa Munoz of Kansas; his mother, Anselma Guerra Muñoz; a brother, Antonio Munoz de Albuquerque, N.M.; five sisters, Matilde, Rosa and Francisca Munoz from Albuquerque, N.M., Lupe Munoz from California, Margarita Munoz from Juárez, Mexico; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

isaiah soliz

Eight-day-old baby Isaiah Soliz died on Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Medical Center Hospital.

He was born on April 3, 2009.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm. m., Monday, April 13, at Greenwood Cemetery with the officiation of Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Survivors include his parents, Rubén Martínez and Crystal Ann Soliz from Pecos; his twin brother, Israel Soliz of Pecos; grandparents, Jenny Wright and Connie Corrales from Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cecil Stickels

Cecil Yvonne Stickels, 73, of Pecos, died on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

Services will be held on Tuesday at 4pm. m. at Christ Church with Fred Dominguez officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born June 20, 1935 in Ackerly, Tx., she was a teacher, longtime Pecos resident, and member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, John B. Stickels of Pecos; two sons, John William Stickels of Arlington, David Rodney Stickels of Mt. Vernon, Texas; a daughter, Bena Yvonne Leismann of Landstuhl, Germany; a sister, Mary Ruth Peterson of Big Spring; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Aurelius Acosta

Aurelio Luján A.L. Acosta, 103, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital in Pecos.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 10 at 11:00 am. m. at Pecos Funeral Home with direction from President Wally Moon of The Church of Christ of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial will take place at Easthill Cemetery in Fort Stockton.

Born on February 6, 1906 in San Carlos, Mexico, to Pantaleon and Catalina Acosta, married Manuela Sanchez on July 5, 1929 in Fort Stockton, he was a retired farmer and welder. During his retirement, he owned and operated several gas stations in Pecos and Chandler, Arizona. His hobby was buying and selling cars. He liked to call Radio KIUN's hotline to buy and sell his cars.

As the family patriarch, everyone looked to him for guidance and advice. He always liked to sing and tell stories. If you had the time, I would talk to you ad nauseam. All the grandchildren knew that he always had candy in his pocket to give away.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Frances Sparkman; son, Cruz S. Acosta; a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson and a great-great-grandson; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his 80-year-old wife, Manuela Acosta; daughters and their spouses, Concha and Ernest Swanson of El Paso, Amelia and Rudy Reyes, Rosa and Elias Payan, Mary and Arturo Pallan, all of Pecos, and Sylvia and Joe Angel Hernandez of Fort Stockton; a daughter-in-law, Olivia Acosta of Pecos; 31 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; 79 great-great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bo McQueen

Bo was born in San Angelo, Texas on September 12, 1946 to Rex and Polly McQueen. In January 1947, Rex, Polly, and Bo moved to Prewitt Ranch, south of the Pecos. He was a cowboy on the ranch while attending school in Pecos, graduating in May 1964. He married Snuffie on December 22, 1976. He, Snuffie and their children lived in Pecos for many years and attended Trinity Lutheran Church. His parents worked at the Sid Kyle Ranch and he continued to help his father with the ranching while working for Valero Energy. He was a member of the Pecos Rodeo Association for several years. His children grew up and married, and in 1998 he and Snuffie moved to Waxahachie, Texas. They were members of The Avenue Church and later the Frontier Cowboy Church, where he liked to help out with the ropes and such. He was the backbone of our family, always there to help and answer the many questions we had for him, and he was devoted to his wife, mother, and children. We will miss him dearly and we know this is not goodbye because we know we will see him again!

Survivors include his wife, Snuffie McQueen; his mother, Polly McQueen; daughters, Tracie Palmer and husband Randy, Shelly Sweeden and husband Mike, Stephanie Breckenridge and husband John, Marirose Kerry; son, Rex G. McQueen and wife Jenny; grandchildren, Sheri, Chad, Lara, Drew, Kristi, Summer, Tyler, Tristan and Bo Matthew. He is preceded in death by his father, Rex E. McQueen, and a grandson, Ethan C. McQueen.

The celebration of his life was held at 10 am. m. Graveside and burial on Wednesday, April 8 at Bethel Cemetery with Pastor David Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Preparations are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

www.waynebozefuneralhome.com.

Heitor Jasso

Hector Jasso, 44, of Pecos, died on Sunday, April 5, 2009, at Hospice House in Odessa.

There will be mass at 11 am. m., Wednesday, April 8, at the Apostolic Mission of Faith in Christ Jesus with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born May 25, 1964 in Pecos, he was a lifelong Pecos resident, self-employed construction worker, and Christian.

Jasso was preceded in death by a brother, Chon Jasso.

Survivors include his parents, José J. and María Ruiz Jasso de Pecos; four children, Israel and Leonardo Jasso of Odessa, Hector Jasso Jr. of Junction, Timothy Jasso of Ft. Stockton; a daughter, Amy Jasso of Odessa; two brothers, Robert Jasso de Pecos, José Luis Jasso de Junction; Six Sisters, Yolanda Jasso of Ft. Stockton, Emma and Luz Jasso from Pecos, Martha Ogburn from Hico, Alma Fleenor from Balmorhea, Michelle Jasso from Midland, and four grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel Matta

Daniel Matta, 64, of Midland, died on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at his home.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Saturday, April 4 at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born April 19, 1944 in Pecos, worked as a janitor, was a lifelong resident of Pecos, and was Catholic.

Matta was preceded in death by his parents, Santiago and Nicolasa Matta; a brother, Rudy Matta and a sister, Elva Acosta.

Survivors include his wife, Elfida Matta of Midland; a son, Steve Matta of Pecos; four daughters, Diana Orona of Pecos, Elizabeth Gutierrez Matta, Christina Matta Sterting and Criselda Matta Mata of Midland; three sisters, Emma Guzman from Pecos, Isabel Matta and Alicia Flores from Odessa; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jose Muñoz

Jose Carmelo Munoz, 62, of Pecos, died on Friday, April 3, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be celebrated at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 7, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez.

Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born May 14, 1946 in Durango, Mexico, he was a seismograph worker, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Munoz was preceded in death by a son, Carmelo Jr. and a brother, Ambrosio Munoz.

Survivors include his wife, Estella Hernández Muñoz de Pecos; a son, Michael Munoz of Pecos; three daughters, Elida and Patricia Munoz of Pecos, Ysa Munoz of Kansas; a brother, Antonio Munoz de Albuquerque, N.M.; five sisters, Matilde, Rosa and Francisca Munoz from Albuquerque, N.M., Lupe Munoz from California, Margarita Munoz from Juárez, Mexico; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

javier guadalupe chavez

Javier G. Chavez, 40, of Pasadena, Tx. He died on Sunday, March 29, 2009.

Funeral ceremonies will take place on Friday, April 3, at 4 pm. m. in the chapel at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Burial will take place at Serenity Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Midland.

Chávez was born in Ojinaga, Mexico and has lived most of his life in Pecos.

She is survived by her son, Javier, Jr. from Pasadena, Texas; mother, Paula Baltazar of Midland; sisters, Amy Reddell of Waco, Tx., Martha Sammons of Odessa and Nancy Nunez of Midland and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He worked at Ventech Engineering, Pasadena, Tx.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

Daniel Matta

Services are incomplete for Daniel Matta, 64, of Midland, who died on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at his home.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Brenda Medanich

Brenda Medanich, 54, of Canyon Lake, died after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 1:00 pm. m. at Tree of Life Church in New Braunfels and burial will follow at Fischer Cemetery with the Rev. Don Ray Duncan officiating.

Survivors include his mother, Margaret Pace; a sister, Marsha Peacock; a brother, Hal (Corkey) Pace Jr.; numerous cousins ​​and many dear friends and loved ones.

Before her in death was her father Hal Pace, Sr.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions can do so to the American Cancer Society. To be moved by Brenda's life story, visit her website at HYPERLINK "http://www.survivingonapray.com/"www.survivingonapray.com

lynn williams

Lynn Boyd Williams, 97, of De Leon, Tx., died Thursday, April 2, 2009 at Comanche Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 am. m. at the Gardens of Memory in Comanche Co., Tx.

Born December 27, 1911, in Parker Co., Tx., he was a firefighter for Meadors and Company, Wichita Falls; he had resided in De Leon since 1998 and was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church, Comanche.

Williams was preceded in death by his wife, Leota, and his parents, Nathaniel and Charlotte Williams.

Survivors include two sons, Buddy L. Williams of Mount Vernon, Missouri; Joe Bob Williams of Amarillo; a daughter, Lynnda Sue Gentry of Proctor Lake; a brother, Paul Henry Williams, from California; two sisters, Jan Reagan of Indiana and Sugar Weatherall of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Nowlin Funeral Home of De Leon, Texas. takes care of the arrangements.

javier guadalupe chavez

Javier G. Chavez, 40, of Pasadena, Tx. He died on Sunday, March 29, 2009.

Funeral ceremonies will take place on Friday, April 3, at 4 pm. m. in the chapel at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Burial will take place at Serenity Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Midland. Chávez was born in Ojinaga, Mexico and has lived most of his life in Pecos.

She is survived by her son, Javier, Jr. from Pasadena, Texas; mother, Paula Baltazar of Midland; sisters, Amy Reddell of Waco, Tx., Martha Sammons of Odessa and Nancy Nunez of Midland and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He worked at Ventech Engineering, Pasadena, Tx.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

Daniel Matta

Services are incomplete for Daniel Matta, 64, of Midland, who died on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at his home.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Brenda Medanich

Brenda Medanich, 54, of Canyon Lake, died after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 1:00 pm. m. at Tree of Life Church in New Braunfels and burial will follow at Fischer Cemetery with the Rev. Don Ray Duncan officiating. Survivors include his mother, Margaret Pace; a sister, Marsha Peacock; a brother, Hal (Corkey) Pace Jr.; numerous cousins ​​and many dear friends and loved ones.

Before her in death was her father Hal Pace, Sr.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions can do so to the American Cancer Society. To be moved by Brenda's life story, visit her website at HYPERLINK "http://www.survivingonapray.com/"www.survivingonapray.com

lynn williams

Lynn Boyd Williams, 97, of De Leon, Tx., died Thursday, April 2, 2009 at Comanche Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 am. m. at the Gardens of Memory in Comanche Co., Tx.

Born December 27, 1911, in Parker Co., Tx., he was a firefighter for Meadors and Company, Wichita Falls; he had resided in De Leon since 1998 and was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church, Comanche.

Williams was preceded in death by his wife, Leota, and his parents, Nathaniel and Charlotte Williams.

Survivors include two sons, Buddy L. Williams of Mount Vernon, Missouri; Joe Bob Williams of Amarillo; a daughter, Lynnda Sue Gentry of Proctor Lake; a brother, Paul Henry Williams, from California; two sisters, Jan Reagan of Indiana and Sugar Weatherall of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Nowlin Funeral Home of De Leon, Texas. takes care of the arrangements.

kathleen humana

Kathleen Rowe Mensch, 59, died on Saturday, March 14, at her home in San Antonio.

A memorial service will be held when his son, Michael Frattarelli, returns from Iraq.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis; two sons, Kyle Frattarelli of Washington State and Michael Frattarelli, currently serving in Iraq; a daughter, Meighan Cogswell of San Antonio; five grandchildren; and a sister, Priss McNutt of Pecos.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ernesto Marvin Epley

ERNEST MARVIN EPLEY passed away peacefully on March 7, 2009. He was born on December 26, 1912, to Mona Duncan Epley and William Thomas Epley, on the family farm in Martin County, Texas (Stanton), occupied by his father in 1894 .

Ernest began a career in agriculture in 1940 in the San Joaquin Valley of California. In 1947 he returned to Texas with his wife, Ilamae, and their four children. He farmed in Pecos for 18 years, returning to the San Joaquin Valley in 1965. Ernest has served as a director on several boards, including the California Tomato Growers Association, the California Tomato Research Institute, and the Growers-Conservers Cooperative. In 1988, the California Assembly passed a resolution commending Ernest for the many important contributions he made to agriculture in the state.

In 1992, after the death of his first wife, Ilamae, Ernest married Dorothy Dorr and returned to live in Pecos and later Sun City, Georgetown. Ernest loved nature and the outdoors and spent many hours with his sons-in-law and grandchildren on the golf course, in deer roosts, and along mountain streams. Pappy, as he was called by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cared deeply for the entire family. He moved to Houston in 2006 to be close to his family and has made many close friends at The Hallmark and his church, St. Louis. John the Divine.

Ernest predeceased his parents, his brother, James Clair Epley, his sister, Willie Epley Shortes, his wife of 57 years, Ilama, and Tom Epley, his second wife, Dorothy Dorr Epley, their son, Ernest Marvin Epley, Jr., and their daughter, Sheila Epley. Fichtner. Their daughters, Nikki Richnow and her husband, the Rev. Douglas Richnow, Diane Beere and her husband Max Beere will be sorely missed; grandchildren, Caprice Hayden, Shane Shelton, Michelle Rosier, Villa Rae McClure, Laura Epley, Melissa Epley, Ernest Epley, III, John Cain, Mark Cain, Erin Brown, Justin Beere and Adrian Mamakonian, 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10, in the main sanctuary of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard in Houston, with Rev. and the officiant of the Rev. Douglas Richnow, D. Min. A reception will immediately follow the churchside service at Sumners Hall.

Burial will take place at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 11, at St. Joseph in Stanton, Texas.

In lieu of the usual souvenirs, those who wish can make memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Epley for The Hallmark Memorial Fund, 4718 Hallmark, Houston, Texas 77056; The Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77019; The Martin County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 929, Stanton, Texas 79782; or a charity of your choice.

The family thanks Brenda Hollins-Knott and Rose Mourning, Mr. Epley, who supported him for two and a half years in all aspects of his life, and Caring Hands Caregivers and Samaritan Care Hospice for their kind service.

Mercy Segovia

Merced DAnda Tía Segovia, 93, of Pecos, died on Friday, March 20, 2009, at Hospice House in Odessa.

Mass will be celebrated at noon on Wednesday, March 25, in the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born February 19, 1916 in Marfa, she was a housewife, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Segovia was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Segovia.

Survivors include a sister, Elisa Ornelas de Pecos, and several nieces and nephews.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

JoAnn Dinwiddie

JoAnn Dinwiddie, 71, of Fort Worth, died on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the City View Care Center in Fort Worth.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, March 24, at Barstow Cemetery, with John Barrett officiating.

She was born on September 29, 1937 and was a housewife.

Dinwiddie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wayne Dinwiddie; her parents, Bernard Bubba Selle and Dorothy Selle; a son, Gregory Stephen Dinwiddie.

Survivors include three sons, Mark Wilson Dinwiddie of Crowley, Matthew Wayne Dinwiddie of Michigan, Christopher Stephen Dinwiddie; two daughters, Martie Haws of Wink, Megan Beare of Idaho; a sister, Linda Kay Saldivar of Boyd.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

cleo fenton

Cleo Bell Fenton, 81, of Barstow, died on Monday, March 16, 2009 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

The wake will be held at 10:30 am. m. on Friday, March 20, at the Portales cemetery, with the officiation of Reverend Walter Huber, from the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Born February 7, 1928 in Portales, daughter of C.F. and Portales High School graduate Ola Fenton moved to Pecos in 1950 and remained in the area, working at West Texas State School in Pyote for 11 years before retiring in 1993 and remaining in Barstow until his death.

Fenton was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Emma Wright; five brothers, Oliver, Edward, Kenneth, Leo Bud, his twin brother, and Lee Duck, who was killed in action in World War II.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Ella Nixon of Portales, N.M., Biddie Mae Cash of Ruidoso, N.M.; a nephew, Curtis Wright, of El Paso; six nieces, Sondra Kindsey of Chama, N.M., Brenda Fenton of Portales, N.M., Micki Hathorn of Grants, N.M., Trish Fenton of Portales, N.M., Cheryl Gibbs of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Debbie Wells of Richmond, Virginia.

The Wheeler de Portales Funeral Home is in charge of the preparations.

franklin straughan

Franklin Elliott Straughan, 74, of Farmington, Missouri, died on Friday, March 6, at St. Louis University Hospital.

Services were held on Monday, March 10, in Farmington, Missouri.

Born February 3, 1935 in Farmington to Faye Elizabeth and Elliott Staughan, he was a longtime resident of the Pecos area, raised cattle in Farmington for many years and proudly served his country in the US Army.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Joey Straughan; two sons, Bill Straughan of California, Michael Elliott Straughan of Farmington; two daughters, Ellen Lee (Clay) of Pecos and Martha Hull of Wisconsin; a sister, Dolores Reason, from Missouri; a brother, Russell Straughan, from Missouri; 12 grandchildren, Scott Brown, Jayme Sadlier, Karrie Straughan, Tiffany Embree, Kristen Wallis, Emily Straughan, Sarah Hull, Ryan Hull, Brittany Straughan, Steven Straughan, Andrew Straughan and Hannah Straughan; five great-grandchildren and four stepchildren, Teena Billie Mann, Todd Parker, Scott Parker and Sharon Banda.

The family requests that memorials be made to Farmington 1765 Elks Lodge Benevolent Protection Order, BPOE #1765, Krei Blvd., Farmington, Missouri 63640.

Georgette Elaine Covo Browder Goble

Georgette Elaine Covo Browder Goble passed away on Monday, March 9, 2009. At 2:00 pm. m. a memorial service will be held to celebrate her life. Thursday, March 12, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Ramsdell officiating. Burial will be at 10 am. m. on Thursday, March 12 at Faulkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck, TX with the Rev. Ron Bellomy officiating. The wake will be from 17 pm. at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 11 in Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey.

Georgette and her identical twin sister, Jacqueline Marie, were born in New York City on July 25, 1922, to Bertie Gertrude Sutton and Jacques Marcel Covo. They moved to San Antonio with their mother when they were very young. They were talented pianists and loved playing a duet together on the two pianos in their home.

A 1944 graduate of the University of Texas, Georgette received her B.A. degree (geology major, chemistry minor) Summa Cum Laude. He belonged to many organizations including Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Orange Jackets, Phi Beta Kappa and the Mortar Board. She was president of the UT Sports Association (nine women's sports clubs) in 1944 and was honored as an outstanding student in the Cactus Yearbook. Georgette and her beloved sister, Jackie, loved the University of Texas, where their friends affectionately referred to them as "the Covo twins."

During World War II, Georgette participated in various groups that entertained service members, both in the San Antonio and Austin area, and performed at fundraising events for various war efforts.

On November 10, 1944, Georgette married Ensign Jack Forrester Browder, also a UT graduate, after he returned from naval service in the Australia area. From 1946 to 1957, Georgette and Jack lived in Groesbeck, Texas. They ran a construction and building materials company and were involved in numerous civic and religious activities. Three of their children, Jack Jr., Susan and Robert "Bobby" were born in Groesbeck.

In 1957, the family moved to Pecos, Texas, where Jack started a large irrigated cotton growing operation. Carol, the fourth child, was born in November. While living in Pecos, Jack and Georgette were very involved in their children's many activities and both took leadership roles in various church and civic activities in the community. Her children were always her top priority, and her days were filled with carpooling, sewing, tutoring and juggling the chores of keeping the house running. Georgette was supportive in all aspects of her children's lives. One example is when he allowed his family to turn their backyard into a neighborhood track night event... complete with long jump and pole vault! Her family brought Georgette great joy, and she constantly volunteered to help with school, scouts, and church events.

Jack and Georgette moved to Waco in late 1969 when Jack became Vice President of Lake Air National Bank of Waco. Once again Jack and Georgette became very active in the community and their church. Georgette's first love, Jack, died of a heart attack at the age of 49 on April 15, 1973.

Georgette has been blessed with a wonderful second husband. On July 17, 1976, Georgette married widower John Edward Goble. They enjoyed traveling, the symphony and playing bridge as a couple. He was very supportive of her in her many community activities and was a loving husband, stepfather and grandfather. John passed away on October 31, 2008.

Georgette has been involved in many of Waco's charities, including serving as President of the Waco Symphony Women's Council (now the Waco Symphony Council). She has also been president of the Waco Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, Thursday Study Club and The Brazos Forum. Georgette served the Waco Cotton Palace Pageant as President General and Chairman of the Corporate Board.

She enjoyed the opportunity to help others and had great planning and organizational skills. She was vice chair of the Waco Parks and Recreation Commission and served on the boards of Keep Waco Beautiful, Evangelia Settlement, Laura Edwards Christian Community Center, The Art Center Associates, Dean Highland Neighborhood Association, and Waco Historical Foundation. Georgette served Earle Napier Kinnard House for nine years, including the presidency of the house, and later became a friend of Earle Napier Kinnard House. He also served several years on the McCulloch House Committee. With all these commitments, he still found time to enjoy meeting his friends at the Tuesday Bridge Club.

Georgette joined the First United Methodist Church of Waco in 1970 and quickly became very involved. She has served as a receptionist, secretary to the Council of Representatives, vice chair of the Board of Directors, and a staff member and employee of the Five Alive-Helping Hands Group of United Methodist Women. Very interested in church history, Georgette researched and prepared documents for the Historic Site Marker Award in 1996. She initiated the establishment of church archives and also submitted large collections of materials to The Texas Collection at Baylor University, Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and many other libraries and collections.

The congregation of First United Methodist Church celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2000. Georgette and Gloria Marshall, co-archivists, wrote the congregation's history that was published in the directory and featured in a special newspaper article. In 2003, the Rev. Steve Ramsdell, senior pastor, asked Georgette to be the church's official historian, and she enthusiastically agreed.

In 1987, the Baylor Mortar Board chapter presented Georgette with the Local Woman of the Year Award. She is also a recipient of the Kappa Alpha Theta Outstanding Alumnae Award. In 1996, Georgette was honored as a YMCA "Pathfinder".

Georgette was involved in many ventures everywhere she lived, but her main focus and joy came from her family and the activities of each member of her family.

She was lucky enough to have two wonderful husbands, four children, two stepchildren and their respective families.

Survived by his sons, Jack Forrester Browder, Jr. and his wife, Becky of Houston; Susan Carol Driver and husband, Ray of Houston; Robert "Bob" or "Bobby" Brian Browder and his wife, Debbie de Temple; Carol Anne Browder of Houston; stepchildren, John E. Goble, III and wife, Nancy of Dallas; Jean McKinney and husband, Don of Waco; grandchildren, Tommy and Ben Browder; Lauran, Jimmy and John Driver; Haley and Brian Browder; Jennifer McKelvey and husband, David; Sydney Hampton and her husband, Hunter; great-grandchildren, John, Mark and Jaycee McKelvey.

Georgette was a very kind, loving and caring person who saw the best in everyone. His strong faith in Christ was reflected in his selfless service to others. She will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched, especially her family and many friends.

Memorials can be made for the Alzheimer's Association, First United Methodist Church in Waco, or the charity of your choice. The family invites you to leave a message or remembrance in our Memorial Guest Book at www.wilkirsonhatchbailey.com.

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Jesus Florez

Jesús A. Chuy Flórez, 76, a lifelong resident and well-known businessman of Pecos, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, March 11, 2009, losing his long and hard battle with cancer.

The Rosary will take place on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 pm. m., in the Funerary Chapel of Pecos.

Services will be held at 10am. m., Saturday, March 14, at St. Rose with burial at Fairview Cemetery.

Florez was born on May 28, 1932 in Barstow to Faustino and Arcadia Alvarado Florez. Catholic and member of the Santa Rosa Catholic Church. He purchased, founded and started his own business in 1982, a successful heavy equipment mechanic business known as Pecos Diesel Service, in Pecos for many years until 2001 when his battle with cancer began. He was the previous owner of the Four Seasons Flower Shop, a business he bought for his wife, Virginia, and which was family owned and operated for many years.

Chuy Flórez will be remembered for his love of baseball and his loyal participation on the city's Major League Baseball teams, a legacy he left to his children.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Faustino Florez and Arcadia A. Florez, and a son, Jessie Florez, who recently died in Bakersfield, California.

The survivors are his wife, Virginia García Flórez de Pecos; two children, Saul Chip Florez and his wife Debbie; Jimmy Florez and his wife Kim; her daughter Melissa Quazzani and her husband Monetif; 10 grandchildren, Christopher Florez, Jesse Florez III, Julie Flores, all of Bakersfield, California, Mason Florez of Dallas; Sara Flores Lara from Abilene; Kelsey Flowers of Pecos; Marshall Lamb, Hanna and Hayden Quazzani, Zachary Florez, all from Dallas; and three grandchildren, Christopher Florez Jr., Joseph Florez and Ryan Florez also of Bakersfield, California. Three brothers, Roberto Florez de Pecos, Mike Florez de Pecos, Angel Florez de Odessa; a sister, Estella Granado, from Tennessee.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

bobby all the best

Bobby E. Allgood, 82, of Barstow, died on Thursday, February 26, 2009, in Giddings.

A funeral service was held at 4 pm. m. Monday in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home with burial in Barstow Cemetery. , a lifelong resident of Barstow and Baptist.

Allgood was preceded in death by his parents, William Ernest Allgood and Amelia McCormick.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Twilley Allgood of Barstow; a daughter, Phyllis Dean Allgood Becker of Ledbetter; a brother, James B. Allgood; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Saulo Arenivaz

Saul Arenivaz, 40, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the Hospice House of Odessa.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 pm. m. at the Acres West Funeral Chapel. Burial was held privately on Monday, March 2, in the Los Angeles Chapel Garden of Ector County Cemetery.

Born October 14, 1968, to Eugenio and Estella (Tarango) Arenivas, he was a grillman at Logans Roadhouse and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Arenivaz of Odessa; a son, Saul Eugene Arenivaz of Odessa; a daughter, Valerie Arenivaz of Odessa; three sisters, Ann Marie and Elizabeth Arenivaz, Rosario Gonzalez, all from Barstow.

Acres West Funeral Home in Odessa is in charge of the arrangements.

cinderella garcia

Cinderela Garcia, 85, from Brogado, died on Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Home Hospice in Odessa.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Wednesday, March 4, at Christ the King Catholic Church, with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born June 17, 1923 in Marfa, she was a housewife, a lifelong resident of Brogado and a Catholic.

Garcia was preceded in death by three sons, Armando, Martin and Andy Garcia.

Survivors include her husband, Timoteo Chapo García Sr. of Brogado; four daughters, Maria Baeza, Beatriz Armendariz of Odessa, Cindi Lara of Ft. Davis and Margie Garcia from Balmorhea; nine children, Thomas, Joe, Steven Garcia of Balmorhea, Tim Garcia of Ft. Worth, Franky Garcia of Monahans, Raymond Garcia and Billy Garcia of Odessa, Robert Garcia of Midland; 43 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Fernando Hidalgo

Fernando R. Hidalgo, 23, of Pecos, died on Friday, February 27, 2009 at Midland Memorial Hospital.

Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 3, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, with burial in Born September 25, 1985, worked on a seismograph, lifelong resident of Pecos and Catholic.

Survivors include his parents, Augustine Hidalgo Jr. and Amalia Coria; his maternal grandparents, Antonio Coria de Pecos and María Ramírez de Odessa; two brothers, Augustine Hidalgo and Lee Roy Hidalgo from Midland and one sister, Ashley Ramirez from Midland.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Silvia Portillo

Sylvia M. Nana Portillo, 74, of Pecos, died on Sunday, March 1, 2009, in Odessa.

The Rosary is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 7:30 pm.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 2:00 pm. m. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church.

Born October 28, 1935 in Marfa, Texas, to Pilar Luján and Manuel Méndez, she was raised by her grandmother Josefa Luján in Marfa, has been a housewife and Catholic since forever and attended the church of Santa Rosa de Lima in Pecos.

She is survived by her husband, Juan Portillo, Jr. from Pecos; eight children, Mathew Portillo of San Diego, California, David Leo and Eva Portillo of Balmorhea, Daniel and Linda Dutchover of Odessa, Paul and Teresa Portillo of El Paso, Joseph and Esmeralda Torres of Pecos, Juan Portillo, III of Carlsbad, New Mexico , David and Monica Estrada from Canyon Country, California, and Fidencio and Bernadette Lopez from Pecos; 30 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Debra Tito

Debra Jean Titus, 55, of Odessa, died on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Services were held at 10 am. m. Monday, March 2, at the Frank W. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Titus, from Odessa; a son, Christopher Titus of Odessa; her mother, Irmagene Parks from Odessa; a brother, Norman Parks of Carlsbad, Tx. and a sister, Denise Hart, from Odessa.

bobby all the best

Bobby E. Allgood passed away on February 26, 2009 at his daughter's home in Ledbetter, Tx.

Funeral ceremonies will take place this Monday at 4 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Born in Barstow, Tx., on September 29, 1926, to William Ernest and Amelia Allgood, he was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran serving on the aircraft carrier USS Kwajalein and serving as Superintendent of Barstow Water for 36 years. He treated all of his clients the way he would want to be treated, loved children and mentored many children over the years. He was Christian and Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include his beloved wife Jo Twilley Allgood of Barstow; her daughter, Phyllis Becker and her husband, Doug, of Ledbetter, Texas; grandchildren Cole Doggett and wife Barbara of Del Rio, Cory Doggett of Victoria; great-grandson Jacob Doggett of Giddings, Texas; and a brother, James B. Allgood of Big Spring.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

jay oates

Jay Mosley Oates, 94, of Balmorhea, died on Monday, February 23, 2009, at Hospice House in Odessa.

A religious service was held at 10 am. m. on Thursday, February 26 at First Baptist Church in Balmorhea, with Roy Bird officiating. Burial was at Balmorhea Cemetery.

He was born on February 4, 1915 in Zaragoza and was an engineer.

Survivors include three children, Charley and Sharon Oates of Balmorhea, John and Susan Oates of Abilene, Jay Harold Oates of Balmorhea; a sister, Tissie Elliott of Balmorhea; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

ruth wike rogers

Ruth Elizabeth Wike Rogers, age 87, died on Saturday, February 21, 2009.

Services were held at 3pm. m., Monday, February 23, at First United Methodist Church with Ernie Wagoner officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.

Born July 14, 1921, in Lenoir, North Carolina, she attended Lenoryne College and was working for her brother in his optometrist's office when she met Jack, a baseball player from Texas who played in the North Carolina league. They were married in San Antonio on November 29, 1941. Jack enlisted in the Army Air Corps and qualified for the officer training program. After training in California and Arizona, he was commissioned as a lieutenant and pilot at the Advanced Flight Command base in Pecos. After the war ended, they settled in Pecos, and Jack ran a construction company until his death. Ruth held an almost full-time teaching position for many years after her children were in school. He liked both the students and the other teachers. She has been a member of First Methodist Church of Pecos for over 50 years and has held various positions, from a Sunday School teacher to a missions representative. Her church and the many friends she has made over the years have meant a lot to her. For many years, Ruth loved working in her garden and watching the flowers, the garden and the trees grow, many of which she grew from seed.

Wike was preceded in death by his parents, James R. Wike and Nellie Ferguson Wike of Lenoir, North Carolina; her husband, Jack Howard Rogers of Pecos; and two brothers, George Wike and James Wike, from North Carolina.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Lasater of Plano and son-in-law Jim, Becky Patterson and son-in-law Jerry Patterson of Pecos; two sisters, Mattie Lou Dean of Asheville, N.C., Pauline Williams of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Dr. Sidney Wike and his wife Sudie from Bristol, Tennessee; two sisters-in-law, Betty Rogers Scalice of California, Evelyn Rogers of San Antonio; four grandchildren, Kellye Bos and her husband Kai, Aaron Lasater, Amanda and Jack Stickels; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Dayleigh Bos.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maria Alvarado

Maria C. Alvarado, 79, died on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona.

Mass was celebrated at noon on Saturday, February 21, at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Zaragoza, with burial in the Zaragoza Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Valente Alvarado; a sister, Virginia Martínez, and her parents, Pilar and Catarina Contreras.

Survived by their children, Jacob, Senaida, Celia, Cecilia, Amelia, Alina, Sylvia and Jerry, all from Tucson, Arizona; two sisters, Monce Guevarra and Natividad Ramírez de Zaragoza, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Martinez Funeral Chapels of Tucson, Arizona, fez os arranjos.

Jose Abila

Jose A. Abila, 94, of Pecos, died on Monday, February 16, 2009, at the Pecos nursing home.

There will be mass at 10 am. m., Thursday, February 19, at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

He was born June 14, 1914 in Barstow, a farmer, longtime Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Felipa Santos S. Abila de Pecos; three sons, Florentino Abila de Barstow, Reyes and Frank Abila de Pecos; two daughters, Olivia Abila Boatman of Pecos, Mickey Reygosa of Midland; a brother, Crispin Abila of Corcran, California; a sister, Viviana Abila and several grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel Fuentes

Daniel C. Fuentez, Sr., 89, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at his home.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., February 21, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born January 3, 1920, in Toyahvale, he was a retired natural gas utility worker, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Fuentez was preceded in death by both parents, Trinidad Fuentez and sister Prieto; four sons, David, James, Ray and Rudolph.

Survivors include his wife, Joaquina N. Fuentez de Pecos; nine children, Agustin Fuentez of Ft. Worth, Manuel Fuentez de Lubbock, Daniel Jr. and Roy Fuentez from Pecos, Armando, Trine and Christopher Fuentez from El Paso, Harvey and Joshua Fuentez from Midland; five daughters, Teresa Hammila and Maria Fuentez of El Paso, Rachel Contreras and Martha Griffin of Midland, and Jacque Levario of Austin; a sister, Sofia Prieto of Ft. Stockton; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Zero Ortiz

Cero Ortiz, 59, of Pecos, died on Friday, February 13, 2009.

Mass was held on Thursday, February 19 at 2 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

Born in Jalisco, Mexico, he was a longtime resident of Pecos, worked on a dairy farm, and was a Christian.

Survivors include his partner Elpidia Evaro de Pecos and a son, Jessie Ortiz de Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

ashley martinez

Ashley Martinez, 24, of Pecos, died on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Monday, February 16 at St. Rose Catholic Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born February 19, 1984 in Los Banos, California, she was a homemaker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Martinez was preceded in death by her father, Raul Martinez; her grandparents, Santos García, Hipólito and Manuela Martínez.

Survivors include her husband, Danny Campos of Pecos; her mother, Esmilda Martínez de Odem; three sons, Jacob Martinez de Odem, Phillip Anthony and Raul Barrera de Dexter, N.M.; two daughters, Monique Barrera and Nicole Campos de Pecos; three sisters, Marie, Amanda and Frances Martinez from Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pedro Reis

Pedro Anaya Reyes, 75, of Pecos, died on Friday, February 13, 2009 in Odessa.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m., Monday, February 16, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa with burial in the Santa Rosa Cemetery.

He was born April 18, 1933 in Pecos, was a retired butcher, served in the United States Army in the Korean War, was a lifelong resident of Pecos, and is a Catholic.

Reyes was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Feliz Alaniz Reyes; a grandson, José Alfredo Reyes; a brother, Ralph Reyes and a sister, Lucy Suchil.

Survivors include a son, Alfredo Reyes and his wife, Manuela de Pecos; a daughter, Anna Marie Herrera of Frisco; two brothers, Ramón Reyes de El Paso, Manuel Reyes de Pecos; six grandchildren, Melinda, Esmeralda and Diana Reyes, Pedro Reyes, Matthew and Andrew Herrera; three great-grandchildren, Aubrey Shae Reyes, Dominic Dominguez and Aleric Ann Dominguez.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Zero Ortiz

Services are incomplete for Cero Ortiz, 59, of Pecos, who died on Friday, February 13, 2009.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

João Ross Jr.

John George Buddy Ross Jr., 76, of Pecos, died on Friday, February 6, 2009 in Bedford, Tx.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm. m., Sunday, February 7, at Ross Cemetery.

He was born June 1, 1932 in Pecos and was an entomologist.

Survivors include a son, Worth Ross, of Dallas; a daughter, Michelle Ross Meyer of Dallas and a granddaughter, Andrea Meyer of Dallas.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

edith clifford

Edith Tiny Hanson Clifford, 86, of Balmorhea, died on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Pecos County Hospital in Ft. Stockton.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 11 at 3:00 pm. m. at Balmorhea Cemetery with Charlie McAnnally officiating.

Clifford was born on December 18, 1922 in Barstow, a farmer and longtime resident of Balmorhea.

Survivors include two sons, James Otto Renz of Ft. Stockton, Lee Renz of Balmorhea and five grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Beatrice Ray

Beatrice Amelia Ray, 99, of Pecos, died Sunday, February 1, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

A religious service was held at 2 pm. m., Thursday, February 5, in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home with burial at Fairview Cemetery.

Born July 27, 1909 in Hillsboro, N.M., she was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Christian.

Ray was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Lightning; a daughter, Iola Belle and three sisters.

Survivors include three nieces, Frieda Winkeler of Tennessee, Wilma Benham of Vinton, Tx., Kathy Bagulay of Chino Hill, California; four nephews, Herbert Lett of Truth or Consequences, N.M., Charles Sullins of Nacona, Tx., Stan Knox of Calimesa, California, Glen Sanders of Manhattan Beach, California, and a sister, Lillian Sanders of Tennessee.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rafael Orosco

Rafael D. Orosco, age 75, of Pecos, died on Monday, February 2, 2009, at his home.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 5 at 3:00 pm. m. at First Baptist Church.

Born July 31, 1933 in Marfa, he was a mechanic and longtime resident of Pecos.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lupe Orosco; a son, Daniel Orosco and wife, Evelyn de Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Prescilla Orosco de Pecos; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ramon Ybarra

Ramón López Ybarra, 29, of Odessa, died on Saturday, January 31, 2009, in Plainview.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 3 at 10:00 am. m. at the Frank W. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

He was born in Plainsview.

Survivors include his wife, June Ybarra of Odessa; two sons, Ramón and Marcos Ybarra de Odessa; a daughter, Adriana Ybarra of Odessa; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Ybarra from Pecos; a brother, Larry Ybarra of Pecos and a sister, Cindy Ybarra of Pecos.

Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors of Odessa are in charge of the arrangements.

Beatrice Ray

Beatrice Ray, 99, died on Sunday, February 1, 2009 at Reeves County Hospital.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

hugh barnes

Hugh C. Barnes, 54, of Midland, died on January 21, 2009 at his home.

Services were held on Saturday, January 24th.

He was born on February 16, 1954 in Pecos to John Jr. and Purna Barnes, and resided long in Midland.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Ann Barnes; two sons, Hugh C. Barnes Jr. and Mike H. Barnes; three brothers, John, Carl and Rob; two sisters, Patty Jyrkinen, Vanessa Laney, and several nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Claude Porter

Claude W. Porter, 71, of Plainview, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at the Prairie House Living Center in Plainview, Texas.

Services will be at 2pm. Saturday, January 31, 2009, Family Life Chapel at First Baptist Church with Dr. Travis Hart officiating. Burial will take place at Lockney Cemetery under the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Claude was born on November 14, 1937 in Clairemont, Texas to Levi and Anna Porter. He grew up all over West Texas, but mostly in the Post and Spur areas. He graduated from Clarendon High School. He became a bivocational minister and served in Lovington, N.M., Plainview, Floydada, and Balmoreah, Texas. He retired in 2003. Claude was a member of the Kiwanis Club and an IOOF officer in Lovington.

He was an officer and past president of the New Mexico Baptist Fellowship Organization, a member of the New Mexico Baptist Convention

Executive Council of the State of Mexico; Board Member of the New Mexico Children's Home and Chair of the BSU Construction Fundraising Steering Committee. He was director of printing services at Wayland Baptist University. He owned Campus Press in Plainview; owner of Desert Plains Stationers in Lovington, N.M. and received national and international recognition for commercial printing projects. He was a journalist and salesman for the Lovington Daily Leader in Lovington, New Mexico. He married Joan Margaret Smith on February 13, 1960 in Sunray, Texas. She preceded him in death on December 26, 2006. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, B.N. Porter, Ray Porter, Tommy Porter; three sisters, Catherine Smith, Ruth Clay, Ann Gubala.

Survivors include three daughters, Jolene Mohindroo and her husband Raj of Katy, Vonda Porter of Ft. Worth, Ailese Blomquist and her husband Kirk of Haltom City; a son, Richard Porter of Plainview; two brothers, Billy Porter and his wife Joyce of Dallas, Grady Porter and his wife Ruth of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; two fathers-in-law, Bennie Clay from Lubbock, Audrey Smith from Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Ann Smith of Lubbock; two grandchildren, Krishan Chris Mohindroo and Katrina Mohindroo, both Katy's.

The visit will take place on Friday night, from 18:00 to 20:00. at Kornerstone Funeral Directors.

Os memoriais podem ser enviados para Wayland Baptist University 104th Psalm Scholarship Fund, 1900 W. 7th Street, Plainview, Texas 79072, American Cancer Society Hope Lodge em Lubbock, 3411 73rd St., Lubbock, Texas 79423, o First Baptist of Lockney, 401 S. Main, Lockney, Texas 79241.

Thomas Robinson

Thomas W. (Robbie) Robinson, age 81, died on Monday, January 26, 2009, in Odessa.

Funeral services will be held at the Masonic Cemetery in Custer City, Oklahoma, where he will rest beside his beloved wife. The service will be officiated by Fred Dominguez de Pecos.

He was born on November 19, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. When he was a child, his family moved to Oregon, where he grew up. During his teens, he was a commercial fisherman on the Columbia River. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in Italy at the end of World War II with the occupying forces. He made a career in the Air Force and retired after 20 years. During that time, he served in many duty stations across the country and the world. After retiring from the military, he made his family home in Tucson, Arizona. There he was hired by the Duval Corporation, transferring to Pecos to help open the Culberson Sulfur Mine. He was Personnel Manager until his retirement in 1987.

Robinson enjoyed being with his granddaughter, watching television, and traveling with his wife, Mary. He was a very calm and thoughtful man. He was a great father, father-in-law, husband and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, last year.

Survivors include a son, Michael W. Robinson, his wife, Jayne of Pecos, and their daughter, Jennifer of College Station.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent west from the Pecos Museum.

Carmen Hignojos

Carmen Mendoza Hignojos, 82, of Barstow, died on Wednesday, January 28, 2009.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Saturday, January 31, at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Barstow with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

Born January 12, 1927 in Sweetwater, she has lived all her life in Barstow, a homemaker and Catholic.

Survivors include three children, Louis Hignojos of Lubbock, Ismael Hignojos of Ft. Stockton, Esequiel M. Hignojos de Barstow; a daughter, Lydia Garcia of Barstow; two brothers, Genaro Mendoza from Pecos, Timo Perez from El Paso; three sisters, Maria Mendoza de Monahans, Virginia Valdez de Monahans and Chenta Quintana de Midland; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ishmael Alvarado

Ismael Alvarado, age 61, of Pecos, died on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at the Pecos nursing home.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. on Monday, January 26 at St. Rose Catholic Church with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born September 18, 1947 in San Antonio Del Bravo, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was a mechanic, a longtime Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Survivors include a son, Ismael Alvarado Jr.; from Odessa; a daughter, Maribel Rodríguez de Pecos; three brothers, Joe Alvarado of Odessa, Roger Alvarado of Pecos and Raul Alvarado of Lubbock; five sisters, Antonia Muniz de Odessa, Olivia Adame de Jimenez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Gloria Fuentez de Hobbs, N.M., Anna Garcia de Pecos, Rosa Ortega de Midland, and six grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Josefa Olivas Briones

Josefa Olivas Briones, 92, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2009 in Kermit, Texas. He was born on Sunday, August 27, 1916 in Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Antonio and Francisca (Gonzales) Olivas. Josefa married Cosme Briones on November 2, 1934 in Redford, TX., and he predeceased her in 1992. Briones enjoyed spending her time cooking, gardening, and sewing. Her true love was reading the Bible and going to church. He was known to have helped many with his prayers. She loved her family, being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-grandmother brought her great joy.

Those who hold his memory are three children: Tomas Briones and his wife Emma of Phoenix, AZ., Carlos Briones and his wife Eliza of Kermit, TX., and Paul O. Briones and his wife Olga of San Antonio, TX.; three daughters: Marcela Martinez and husband David of Kermit, TX., Alicia Ortiz and husband Tomas of Andrews, TX., and Delma Sanchez and husband Julian Jr. from Kermit, TX.; two brothers: Pedro Olivas of Redford, TX., and Celestino Olivas and wife Maria of Grandfalls, TX.; two sisters: Julia Quiroz of Midland, TX., and Delia Porras and her husband Calistro of Monahans, TX.; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Cosme Briones; a daughter: Angie Carrillo; one son: Cosme Briones Jr.; a grandson: Tommy Briones; five brothers and four sisters.

At 7pm there will be a prayer service. m., Monday, January 26, at the Funerary Chapel of Family Services.

Burial will be at 2 pm. m., Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at the Family Services Funeral Chapel, officiated by Fernando DeLuna. Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit.

The pallbearers are: Tim Briones, Sammy Briones, Art Briones, Eric Ortiz, Pete Ortiz, Rudy Sanchez, Andy Carrillo and Tony Carrillo. The honorary porters are Carlos Briones Jr., Fabián Carrillo Jr., Adam Carrillo and Raúl Briones, Gilbert Gonzales. Arrangements are being made by Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, TX.

Edna Reed Clayton Dewees

Edna Reed Clayton Dewees, 87, passed away on January 22, 2009 in Del Rio, Texas.

He was born on September 5, 1921 in Gloster, MS.

Survivors include their daughters: Jeri Ann Blair and her husband Bill of Del Rio, Judy London of Gainesville, Texas, Cheryl Fletcher of San Angelo, Texas, and Susie Pastejoysky of Kaufman, Texas; sister: Betty Golman of Seminole; eight grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband George C. Clayton and son Jim Calvin Clayton.

Edna retired from Mentone, Loving County of Texas after 28 years of dedicated service. Her service in Mentone, Loving County included in 1944 as Deputy Tax Assessor, from 1945 to 1947 she served as Sheriff/Tax Collector. Additionally, from 1963 to 1968, she served as the County and Borough Clerk of Stephens County. As sheriff, she was the first woman elected sheriff in Texas between 1945 and 1947, a historic achievement at the time.

The funeral was held on Sunday, January 25, 2009, at 2:00 pm. m. at West Park Baptist Church, Pecos, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos with Pastor Greer Willis officiating.

If you prefer, donations can be made to the Loving County Historical Society c/o Skeet Jones, Loving County Court House in Mentone, Texas 79754.

Arrangements for funeral with GW Cox Memorial Funeral Home, Del Rio LTD, 114 Fletcher Drive, Del Rio.

Thomas Robinson

Thomas W. Robbie Robinson, 81, of Pecos, died on Monday, January 26, 2009, in Odessa.

The wake will be at 2 pm. m., Saturday, January 31, at the Masonic Cemetery in Custer City, Oklahoma.

He was born November 19, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, served in the Air Force in World War II, was a retired director of personnel, and a longtime resident of Pecos.

Robinson was preceded in death by his wife, Mary F. Robinson.

Survivors include a son, Michael Robinson and his wife Jayne of Pecos, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Robinson.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Frank Slack passed away on January 24, 2009, with his family by his side.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Annie Slack, and his siblings, Kenneth Lester Slack and Thomas Colbert Slack.

Survivors include his 57-year-old wife, Billie; his daughter, Sue (Larry) Lemke, and sons Roy (Maureen) and Mike (Debbie) Slack; grandchildren Aaron and Jenna Lemke, Ryan and Jake Slack, Katelyn Slack and Josh Thompson; nephews Young (Lyn) and Ken (Betsy) Slack; nieces Martha(John) Reid and Gail(Hugh) Box; sister-in-law Birdie Slack; brother-in-law Milton (Darlette) Saxon; longtime friend Bobbie Lattner; caretaker and special friend, Rosalind Jones; and good friends Bill Reckling and R.C. magnum.

Frank was born on June 25, 1926 in Pecos, Texas. During World War II, he was in the Navy's V-12 program, attending the Shriner, the University of Oklahoma, and Texas Christian University.

After graduating with a Masters in Finance, Frank worked for Pecos Cottonoil as an Agricultural Finance Manager. In 1965, he transferred to Phoenix to work for Anderson Clayton. He retired in 1994 mainly because he refused to learn how to use a computer. He was an inveterate man of adding machines. Frank has never met a stranger. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. He will always be missed by all who knew and loved him, but we are grateful that he is at peace in heaven and no longer suffering. The family would like to thank Valnell Davis and the wonderful and caring staff at Person to Person Assisted Living, especially Belinda, Cecilia and Al, for always treating Frank with love and respect; and the tireless nurses and staff at Hospice of the Valley.

Services will be at 11am. m. Saturday, January 31, Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, Arizona, with tours one hour earlier. Burial will be at Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Road immediately following services.

Dorothy Spence

Dorothy Gunter Spence, who died aged 74, was born June 18, 1924 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am. m., Tuesday, January 27, at Mount Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Greer Willlis officiating. She was a member of First Baptist Church for a long time until she moved to San Angelo and became a member of the Southland Baptist Church. as.

Survivors include three children, Ray Gunter and his wife, Yvonne of Dallas, Carolyn Tegeler of San Angelo, and Jacalyn Lowrance and her husband Jeff de Snyder. Survivors also include seven grandchildren: Courtney Lowrance, Brooke Lowrance, Taylor Carr, Kara Gunter, Alycia Gunter, Martin Gunter and Michael Tegeler.

Memorials can be made for Bloys Campmeeting Association, Hc74 Box 24, Ft. Davis, Texas. 79734.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jesus Orozco

Jesus Franco Orozco, 42, of Pecos, died on Monday, January 19, 2009.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Friday, January 23, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born May 6, 1966 in Ojinaga, Chih., Mexico, he was a long time resident of Pecos, working class and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, María García; three sons, Jesus Orozco, Jr. of Pecos, Alex Orozco of Big Spring, Julio Orozco of Midland; a daughter, Sandra Orozco of Odessa; his mother, Elvira Orozco from Pecos; three brothers, Cruz Orozco from Lubbock, Benjamin Orozco from Monahans, Jose Luis Orozco from Pecos; three sisters, Virginia Rubio de Van Horn, Manuela Baeza de Ojinaga, Chih. Mexico, Gloria Orozco de Pecos and six grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Patsy Lou Gavit Gerbert, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 24 at 10:00 am. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Born October 10, 1941 in Llano, to Harvey W. Gavit and Lorene Gavit, she worked as a beautician for many years in Pecos, loved painting and sewing, as well as baking and decorating cakes, but the joy of her life was the her son. She attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Gerbert was preceded in death by his father, Harvey W. Gavit, and a sister, Linda Cates.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Paul A. Gerbert of Pecos; a son, John Paul Gerbert, of Port Angeles, Washington; her mother, Lorene Gavit of Pecos; two sisters, Helen Gavit of Pecos, Debbie Flow of Seguin; three brothers, Harvey D. Gavit of Round Rock, Jimmy Gavit of Fort Stockton and Raymond Gavit of Hutto.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dudley Bragg

Dudley E. Bragg, age 78, died on Friday, December 19, 2008.

A celebration of his life was held on Monday, December 22 at Parkhills Baptist Church, San Antonio.

He was born March 14, 1930 in Dallas, was called into the ministry at a young age, began a long career pastoring Baptist churches, graduating from Quanah High School in 1948, Hardin-Simmons University in 1952, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. in 1958. Pastored Rockcrossing Baptist Church, Vernon; Bunavista Baptist Church, Borger; Faith Baptist Church, Wichita Falls; Sharon Baptist Church, Wichita, Kansas; First Baptist Church, Haskell; First Baptist Church, Pecos; and First Baptist Church, Del Rio.

Survivors include his wife, Bobby Wall Bragg; their children, Robert Lloyd Bragg, Lynetta Carter, Todd E. Bragg, Val R. Bragg; 13 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and two nephews.

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Cruz S. Contreras, 80, of Pecos, died Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Regency Hospital in Odessa.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., on Tuesday, January 20, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial was in Barstow Cemetery.

Born May 3, 1928, he was a retired seismographer, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Contreras of Pecos; two daughters, Criselda Chela Chavez de Pecos, Angie Mora de Jal, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Nicandro Garcia

Nicandro Cano Garcia, 71, of Pecos, died on Saturday, January 17, 2009, at the Pecos nursing home.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Tuesday, January 20, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born on October 17, 1936 in Mexico, a retired worker, a long-time Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Elva Ramires García de Pecos; three children, Jesus Jose Garcia of Pecos, Nauhm and Noe Garcia of Phoenix, Arizona; five daughters, Nyda G. Jaquez and Gloria Garcia of Phoenix, Arizona, Magda, Graciela Garcia and Yali G. Hinojos of Pecos; four brothers, Raúl, Alonso, Beto and Leonel García de Pecos; a sister, Socorro Lujan, from Odessa; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cinderella Pallanes

Cinderella Cindy Pallanes, 53, of Pecos, died on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at Home Hospice in Odessa.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m., Monday, January 19, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born June 18, 1955 in Pecos, she is a lifelong Pecos homemaker and Catholic.

Survivors include his mother, Sally Gomez of Pecos; her aunt and caregiver, Mary Millan; her grandmother, Lorenza Millan de Pecos; two sisters, Lorenza Millan from Odessa and Nancy Sosa from Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Edwards

Mary Edwards, 92, of Lewisville, died on Tuesday, January 6, 2009.

Services were held at 11:00 am. m. Friday, January 9 at Dalton and Sons Funeral Chapel in Lewisville. Burial was at Holly Hills Memorial Park in Grandbury, Tx.

Survivors include Edna and her husband Paul Henderson from Midland, Ann and her husband Edward Lowery from Lewisville, Sampy Miller and his wife Helen from Pecos; seven grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

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Ralph Reyes, 85, of Pecos, died on Monday, January 5, 2008, at the Pecos nursing home.

A religious service was held at 11:00 am. m. Thursday, January 8, Peaceful Garden Funeral Home Chapel, 116 W. 4th Street, Pecos, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born October 25, 1923 in Zaragoza, served in the US Army in World War II, was a lifelong resident of Pecos, a retired photographer, had worked for Pecos Enterprise since 1991, and was a Baptist.

Reyes was preceded in death by Manuel and Mercedes Reyes.

Survivors include his wife, Ramona Reyes de Pecos; four children, Tony Reyes of El Paso, Ralph Reyes Jr. from Dallas, Raul Reyes from San Angelo, Ruben Reyes from Pecos; two daughters, Theresa Nieto of Midland, Liz Rodriguez of Pecos; three brothers, Ramón Reyes de El Paso, Pedro and Manuel Reyes de Pecos; a sister, Lucy Suchil of Odessa; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Buddy Deakins Jr., 36, died on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 in Sayre, Oklahoma.

The funeral ceremonies took place at 2:30 pm. m., December 22, at Martin Funeral Chapel in Elk City, Oklahoma, interred in Fairlawn Cemetery also in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Deakins was born August 27, 1972 in Pecos to Janey Estridge and Buckshot Deakins, was raised in Texas and Oklahoma and attended school in Pecos and Elk City, Oklahoma. He has worked in mobile home sales, auto sales, and as a salesman for Culligan Water Softeners.

Survivors include his wife, Krystal Deakins of Norman, Oklahoma; three children, Desirae Deakins of Sayre, Okla., Buddy L. Deakins III of Elk City, Okla. and Darren Deakins of Norman, Oklahoma; his mother, Janey Bohnert of Sayre, Oklahoma; her father, Buckshot Deakins of Pecos; a sister, Brandy Hampton of Sayre, Oklahoma; three brothers, Benny McCoy of Jacksboro, Brian Bohnert of Norman, Okla. and Brady Deakins of Catoosa, Okla.

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Louis A. Lively, 85, of Monahans, died on Friday, January 2, 2009, at Midland Memorial Hospital.

Services were held at 2 pm. m. Monday, January 5th at Southside Baptist Church with Brother James Sain officiating. Burial was at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.

Born September 23, 1923 in Monroe, Louisiana, he was a retired contract firefighter for Lanac and Canal Well Service and former owner of the Lively Oil Company.

Survivors include his wife, Pearline Lively de Monahans; a son, Frank Stewart Lively and wife Gerry of Ft. Stockton; a daughter, Denise Clements and husband, Ricardo de Monahans; two grandchildren, Tamara Clements of Houston and Trisha Clements Duncan and her husband Zach of San Angelo.

Online condolences can be emailed to HYPERLINK "mailto:msm_guestbook@cebridge.net" msm_guestbook@cebridge.net Martinez-Smith and Miller Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Monahans have made arrangements.

Juan Oates

John Ernest Oates, 91, of Balmorhea, died on Saturday, January 3, 2009 in Balmorhea.

The wake will be held at 10:30 am. m., on Tuesday, January 6, at Balmorhea Cemetery with Rey Carreón officiating.

Born January 16, 1917 in Balmorhea, he was a retired farmer/explorer, served in the US Army in World War II, was a lifelong resident of Balmorhea, and a Baptist.

Oates was preceded in death by his parents, John G. Oates and Myrtle Ivy Chandler Oates, and a brother, William Brawley Oates. Survivors include three daughters, Joan Britz of Odessa, JoAnn Dawdy of Pecos, Gayle McLaughlin of San Angelo; a brother, Jay Oates of Balmorhea; a sister, Tissie Elliot of Balmorhea; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Services are incomplete for Ralph Reyes, 85, of Pecos, who died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Pecos nursing home.

Cecilia Alvarez

Cecilia Alvarez, 93, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at Seabury nursing home in Odessa.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Friday, January 2 at Santa Rosa Catholic Church in Pecos with burial at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

She was born on March 15, 1915 in the Presidio of Jesús Molinar and Felicita Baeza, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Anna Ortega de Pecos; four sisters, Elvira Ramirez, Rosa Hoyer and Francisca Molinar from Presidio, Alicia Hoffman from Clint; four brothers, Luis Molinar of Fresno, California, Manuel Molinar and Alfredo Molinar of Presidio, Alberto Molinar of Odessa; nine grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Martinez-Smith Funeral Chapels and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

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María Salomé Ramírez, 68, of Pecos, died on Thursday, December 18, 2008.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m., on Saturday, December 20, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born October 21, 1940 in Julimes, Chihuahua, Mexico, she was a retired administrator and lifelong resident of Pecos.

Survivors include a son, Roberto Ramírez, of Pecos, and two sisters, Lila Ortiz and Yaya Vaquero, of Julimes, Mexico.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Maria C. Mata, 76, of Pecos, died on Monday, December 22, 2008 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Services were held at 1pm. m. on Friday, December 26th, at the Funerary Chapel in Pecos, with the officiating of Jorge Casarez. Burial was at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

She was born on April 10, 1932 in Esperanza, Chihuahua, Mexico and was a housewife.

Mata was preceded in death by her husband, Andrés Mata Sr.; a son, José Mata and a daughter, Norma Mata.

Survivors include eight children, Ismael Mata of Odessa, Andres, David and Ruben Mata of Midland, Abel Mata of Irving, Cruz Mata of San Jose, California, Julio Mata of Fresno, California, Ruben Carrasco of San Angelo; six daughters, Rosalinda M. Payen, Candelaria M. Ornelas of Pecos, Irene M. McClanahan of Arlington, Maria M. Navarez of Fresno, California, Ernestina M. Blunt of Amarillo, Eva Angelina M. Hernandez of Odessa; 43 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lillian Walker

Lillian Ann Walker, 52, of Pecos, died on Sunday, December 21, 2008.

Services were held at 7 pm. m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond, Tx., with Pastor J. Amos Jones officiating.

Born on November 20, 1948 in Pecos, attended Earl Bell primary school, graduated from Pecos secondary school, worked for Texas Instruments and then started working for Compaq (now Hewlett Packard), where he held a variety of positions in from the company. The last electronics company she worked for was FoxConn AssemblyyLLC, she has been a dedicated employee of that company for the last eight years and has had over 35 years working in the computer industry. He was a member of St. James in Pecos, of the St. John in Houston and Amistad Missionary Baptist Church, where he was an active member. Walker was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Horton.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Lee Walker; a son, Robert Lee Walker II; a daughter, Gevea Nicole Walker; her mother, Marjorie Horton; brothers and sisters, Hattie Gordon, Willie Horton, Emma Hutchins, Betty Williams and Bruce Horton; three grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Bertha Morales

Bertha Morales, 61, of Pecos, died on Monday, December 22, 2008 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be held at 10am. m. Friday at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Lázaro Morales de Pecos; a daughter, Martha Garcia de Pecos; a brother, Joe Levario of Midland, and three grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lola Mae Lawler

Lola Mae Lawler, 89, of Midland passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2008. Funeral will be held on Tuesday, December 23, at 2:00 pm. m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Midland at 1402 W. Illinois, officiated by the Rev. Josie Rose and Deacon Mary Collier. Burial will take place at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. The family will host friends at the funeral home on Monday, December 22, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and on Tuesday, December 23, from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm in the Church's Parish Hall before the service.

Lola was born to Arthur James and Gracie Easterly on September 12, 1919 in Kemp, TX. He attended school in Grand Saline, TX. She married W. D. Lawler, Jr. on April 2, 1939 in Canton, TX. Lola worked as a cosmetics and perfumery clerk for most of her life. He was a member of the North A and Tennessee Church of Christ and Midland Senior Center.

Lola has always been a busy worker, whether she had a paying job, volunteered or just at home with her family, she made sure everyone had what they needed or wanted. He also faithfully adhered to the motto that a penny saved is a penny earned. She earned what little money she and her husband managed to save from a job in the state of Texas during her later years.

Lola had many skills to do for others, sometimes with seemingly little to work with, she could take scraps of fabric and make a beautiful quilt, small amounts of scraps and create a wonderful meal. She was known among her family and friends for her cooking. Everyone was always welcome at her table, and somehow she made sure that what she cooked provided enough for many, even when unexpected visitors arrived at the last minute. Many people thought he had a secret recipe for his "magic yeast rolls". Her whole family loved to eat and talk about those rolls.

In his final years after being widowed and living with his weakened body, he made sure his beloved son-in-law Joe was never without his special peanut butter cookies.

Sharing a house with Martha and Joe due to health issues, she went from a statuesque 5'10" lady to a petite 5'4" woman, but despite all her pain, she never stopped showing off for everyone. who came to see her. visit her or wherever she went, her beautiful smile and kind words. He'd been going to the Midland Senior Center for the last seven years for scholarships and weekly outings, and even there, instead of just enjoying his free time, he'd help out with whatever work he could by wrapping silverware, sometimes as many as 150, and then go although. and go out. a game of 42 dominoes if there was an open table.

Playing 42 against his nemesis Ken and defeating him was the highlight of his day. She spent a lot of time during her days at home playing against the computer and working on her crossword books, which helped keep her hands and mind busy.

She looked forward to attending the Center, receiving daily calls from Ms. Bishop and taking care of Martha and Joe's two dogs, Rebecca and Meggie, just as she adored her husband and children growing up.

She will be missed by many people who knew her as she always made their day when in contact.

We're sure everyone in heaven was rooting to see him, and we bet there will be Magic Yeast Rolls and Pecan Pie on God's table for Christmas dinner.

Lola was preceded in death by her husband W.D. Lawler, Jr.

She leaves her two daughters Martha Lawler Dunham and her husband Joe of Midland and Clota Kay Martin and her husband Lamar of Martinsville, TX; net David Martin, Janet Lucas and Martha Jo Rumbaugh; great-nets Jason Martin, Justin Martin, Jacque Holt, Amanda Rumbaugh, and Andrea Rumbaugh.

The porters will be David Martin, Jason Martin, Shad Holt, Richard Mankus, Matthew Mankus and Micheal Cain. Honorary porters will be Wayne Rogers, John D. Easterly, Harrell Clemmer, H.J. Thames, Carl Williams, James Teague, Dennis Bishop and Dr. Shylesh Ganta.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Highway, Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 683-5555. Online condolences can be sent to the HYPERLINK "https://webmail.svccorp.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.mem.com/" \ or "http://www.mem .com/" \t "_blank" www.mem.com.

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Michael L. Lyles, 64, died on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 in Riverton, Wyoming. He was born on December 12, 1944, in Balmorhea, attended the Pecos schools, and spent the rest of his life in the United States, working as a seismograph troubleshooter.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arnie Calderon.

Survivors include his mother, his mother, Edith Lyles Calderón de Pecos; four sons, Michael Mitch and Mark Lyles of Pecos, Jesse and Matthew Matt Lyles of Riverton, Wyoming; two daughters, Michelle Lyles, of Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex and Shannon Cash of Wamsutter, Wyoming; three brothers, Byron and Ruben Calderón of El Paso and Geoffrey Calderón of Alpine; a sister, Peggy Calderón de Pecos; nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his best friend, Ben Arenales, from El Paso.

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Santiago F. Tarango, 47, of Pecos, died on Monday, December 15, 2008, at his home. Mass was held at 10 am. m. on Thursday, December 18 at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church with burial at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

Born June 25, 1961 in Pecos, he was a lifelong Pecos resident and Catholic.

Tarango was preceded in death by parents Agustin and Josefa Tarango and a sister, Maria T. Patino. Survivors include a son, Santiago Tarango Jr. of Monahans; two daughters, Lora Tarango of Wickett, Crystal Tarango of Midland; four brothers, David Tarango of San Angelo, Martin Tarango, Ruben Tarango and Arturo Jimenez of Pecos; two sisters, Celia Almuina of Midland, Olivia Gomez of Richcrest, California. and two grandchildren Pecos Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Rusty Dickinson, age 20, died on Sunday, December 14, 2008 in Sandy, Utah.

He was born on October 19, 1988.

Survivors include his father, Clifford Dickinson, and his stepmother, Faye Dickinson, of Sandy, Utah; her mother, Cherri and stepfather, Ron Dawley of Pecos; a brother, Zachery Dickinson of Pecos; a sister, Jessica Dickinson of Pecos.

Christina Coronado

Cristina Madrid Coronado, 83, of Balmorhea, died on Thursday, December 11, 2008.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Saturday, December 13 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born July 24, 1925 in Grandfalls, she was a longtime resident of Balmorhea and a Catholic.

Survivors include a daughter, Ernestina Castillo de Balmorhea; three brothers, Alejo Madrid de Lovington, N.M., Isidro Montoya de Presidio, Acencion Chonito Montoya de Monahans; two sisters, Maria Sanchez of Balmorhea, Francisca Guerrero of Sacramento, California; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rick Lauderdale

Rick Lauderdale, 50, of Olney, Texas, died on Saturday, December 13, 2008 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Mass will be at 3 pm. Tuesday, December 16th, at First Baptist Church in Olney with Reverend Keith Davidson and Scotte Clark officiating.

Lauderdale was born on July 5, 1958 in Andrews to Ed and Lorene (Carroll) Lauderdale. He married Ruth Elaine Felts on March 7, 1980 in Pecos, Texas. He received his B.A. from North Texas State University, moved to Olney in 1993 from Pecos, taught Construction at Olney High School, and was Director of Maintenance for the Olney Independent School District.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth de Olney; a son, Ricky Lauderdale, Jr. from Lubbock, Texas; two daughters, Cinnimon Stanford of Midland, Shelia St. John from Tulsa, Oklahoma; her parents, Ed and Lorene Lauderdale of Olney; two brothers, Kent and Steve Lauderdale, both from San Antonio, Texas, and six grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to Olney Ministerial Alliance, P.O. Box 734, Olney, Texas 76374.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.

Adrian Soto

Adrian Soto, 62, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at Hospice House in Odessa.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Saturday, December 13, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born September 18, 1946 in Valle De Zaragoza, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was a longtime resident of Pecos, a handyman and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Rafaela Núñez Soto; her parents, Manuel Soto and María De La Luz Gonzales; two sons, Adrian Jr.; and Paul Soto of Pecos; three daughters, María Márquez and Luz Elva Soto de Pecos; a sister, Maria De La Paz, of El Paso, and eight grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jim Clayton

Jim Calvin Clayton, 55, of Kingsville, Texas, died on Thursday, December 4, 2008.

A religious service was held at 2 pm. m. on Saturday, December 6 at First United Methodist Church with John Barrett officiating. Burial was at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born July 4, 1953 in Santa Fe, N.M., he was a railroad conductor and Methodist.

Survivors include his mother, Edna Dewees of Kingsville; four sisters, JeriAnn Blair of Del Rio, Judy London of Gainesville, Cheryle Fletcher of San Angelo, Susie Pustejovsky of Kaufman; a cousin, Jerry Clayton; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eustólia Carrasco

Eustolia Tola L. Carrasco, 88, of Las Cruces, N.M., died on Friday, December 5, 2008.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Thursday, December 11, at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Barstow, officiated by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be in Barstow Cemetery.

She was born May 25, 1920 in Barstow, a homemaker, lived in Las Cruces for 10 years, and was Catholic.

Survivors include five children, Felipe L. Carrasco of Lubbock, Eliseo C. Carrasco of Vancouver, Washington, Gilbert C. Carrasco of Albuquerque, N.M., Robert C. Carrasco of Santa Teresa, N.M., Ynez L. Carrasco of Las Vegas, Nevada . ; three daughters, Elvia C. Morales of Las Cruces, N.M., Rosie C. Torres of Helper, Utah, Maria Elena C. Torres of Salt Lake City, Utah; a brother, Baldermar Leyva of Pecos, Angelita Melendez of Barstow, Maria Tellez of Barstow; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy D. (Jungla) Anderson

Service information: Time, day, date: 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Location: Lacy Funerary Chapel

Officiating: Rev. Mike Edmonson

Cemetery: Howard Cemetery, Desdemona, TX

Jimmy D. (Jungle) Anderson, 55, of Desdemona, Texas, a 32-year-old retired professional bullfighter, died on Friday, December 5, 2008 at his home. Services will be at 1pm. m., Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mike Edmonson officiating. Burial will be at Howard Cemetery, Desdemona, TX. The visit will start at 6 pm. m. at 21:00 m. on Monday, December 8, 2008 at Lacy Funeral Home.

He was born on September 6, 1953 to the late Ray and Margie (Chew) Anderson in Fort Worth, Texas. He married Billie Louise Jones on May 27, 2002 in Dublin, TX. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Jimmy was a Gold Card member of the PRCA, a member of the PBR and a member of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association. He was also a member of the Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame in Stephenville, Texas. Jimmy was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame and was Wrangler Bullfighter of the Year multiple times.

Jimmy saved many cowboys around the world with his excellent bullfighting skills and had many laughs as a rodeo clown. Ted Nuce, Jim Sharp, Ty Murray, Tuff Hedeman, Donnie Gay, Charlie Sampson and countless other cowboys owe their lives to this quick-witted, quick-footed cowboy. Jimmy was always quick to crack a joke and bring a smile to your face. His laugh was contagious and he made sure to have fun at all times. He was a true cowboy with a big heart for others, especially his family and children. He is greatly loved and missed.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Anderson, of Desdemona, TX; daughters, Brooke, Shannon and Keely of Stephenville, TX; sisters, Dena Davis of Burleson, TX and Lisa Cervantes of Burleson, TX; brother, Danny Anderson of Arlington, TX; nephews, Jordan Anderson of Arlington, TX, Ray Longo of Burleson, TX, J.D. Davis of Burleson, TX and Caleb Davis of Burleson, TX; nieces, Lindsey Heinlein of Arlington, TX and Jacque Cervantes of Burleson, TX; and many friends in the rodeo profession.

Instead of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Attn: Memorials, 501 St. 888-662-5223.

Charisma Joy Arredondo

Carisma Joy Arredondo, 7-month-old daughter of Valerie Arredondo of San Angelo, formerly Pecos, died 11/28/08 in Tulsa, OK.

She is survived by her mother Valerie Arredondo, grandmother Emelda and grandfather Armando Arredondo de San Angelo. Her aunt Amanda and Eugene Garcia, her cousins ​​Isaiah and Aubury Garcia all from San Antonio. Her great-grandmother Eva Rodriguez from Pecos and several aunts and uncles from Pecos.

The visit will take place on Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in San Angelo, starting at 6 pm. m. at 20:00 m. and the funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 am. m. at Johnson Funeral Home and funeral services will follow. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Patsy Bulsterbaum

Patsy Bulsterbaum, 66, died on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at her home.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Pecos, with Greer Willis officiating. The funeral ceremonies will take place at the Lamesa Cemetery, at 10:00 am. m., Friday, December 5, with Greer Willis officiating. He was born on June 7, 1942 to James and Murile Lane in Washington D.C. She married Max Bulsterbaum on December 24, 1965, in Lancaster.

Bulsterbaum was preceded in death by her husband, Max Bulsterbaum, and her parents, James and Murile Lane.

Survivors include two daughters, Jerinne Seaton of Brownfield, Bambi Nairn of Littlefield; a brother, James Ernest Lane, of Albuquerque, N.M., and six grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorials be held at any local orphanage.

Branon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mariana Navarrete

Mariana E. Navarrete, 98, of Pecos, died Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at the Pecos nursing home.

Mass will be at 11 am. m., Friday, December 5, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born April 25, 1910, in Shafter, she was a lifelong Pecos homemaker and Catholic.

Survivors include two sons, Pedro Navarrete de Presidio, Epitacio Navarrete de Carlsbad, N.M.; five daughters, Genobaba Travizo de Presidio, Maria Garcia de Pecos, Simona Rodriguez de Presidio, Elvira Gonzalez de Carlsbad, N.M., Eva Navarrete de Odessa; a sister, Casamira Estrada of Vista, California. and many grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Peter Prieto

Pedro Pete Lujan Prieto, 53, of Caco, died on Monday, December 1, 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Dec. 4, chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 18, 1955 in Pecos, he worked in the oil field, was a longtime resident of Pecos, and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Prieto was preceded in death by his father, Angel Prieto.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Martinez; his mother, Dolores Luján; two children, Joe Ray Martinez from Lubbock, JoJo Bustamantes from Odessa; a brother, Juan L. Prieto de Pecos; three sisters, Beatrice Villegas de Kermit, Adela Mata de Odessa and Carmen Solis de Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Archie Brownlee Scott died suddenly on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 in Mansfield, Texas, ending a rich and fulfilling life. He was born August 20, 1917 in Hot Springs, New Mexico, to Lina Brownlee and Harold Scott, but lived most of his life in Pecos, Texas. After graduating from Pecos High School, he attended Tarleton State University.

In 1938, Archie Scott began a distinguished fifty-year banking career at Security State Bank in Pecos, first as an accountant and custodian, and later as president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board. He has also served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of El Paso, the board of directors of the Texas Bankers Association, the American Bankers Association, and was an agricultural advisor to the board of Texas A&M University. Scott has received numerous honors and served his community on countless boards and committees, but he was most proud of the work he did as a board member and president of the West of the Pecos Museum, which opened in 1963 and has become a centerpiece of the pecos community.

For several decades, Archie Scott has had the great pleasure of sharing his special love of geology, and specifically geodes, with hundreds of visitors who have visited his home. At a yard shop, I offered a guest a choice between a pile of round and twisted rocks. He would deftly place the chosen stone into his rock saw and when the stone was cut he would say to his guest, Stay right there. When you lift the lid on this saw, you'll be the first person to see what's inside your stone. Each guest was allowed half of the geode; Scott saved the other half and ended up donating his collection to the Science Department at Texas Christian University.

Archie Scott was an honorable, generous and loving man who will be missed by friends and family. He is preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Mary Self Scott. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Margaret Scott, and five children: John Dan Scott, Robin Scott, Mary Kate Sipes, Doris Bassett and Mary Claire Steward, fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Blessing Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, Texas. Those wishing to make memorial contributions can do so west of the Pecos Museum, P.O. Box 1784, Pecos, TX79772 Donations can be made online at HYPERLINK "http://www.westofthepecosmuseum.com/pgs/donations.php" http://www.westofthepecosmuseum.com/pgs/donations.php.

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José Pedro Baeza, 60, of Balmorhea, died on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at his home.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Wednesday, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born January 14, 1948 in Balmorhea, he is a lifelong residency, served in the United States Air Force (retired), independent contractor, and Catholic.

Baeza was preceded in death by his parents, José Cortez Baeza and Margarita Baeza; a brother, Danny Baeza and two sisters, Carmela Hinojos and Cecilia Ornelas.

Survivors include his wife Donna Leah Brightman of Balmorhea; two sons, Jose Pete Baeza Jr. by Kermit, Guadeloupe Baeza of Odessa; a stepson, Nicolas Brightman of Balmorhea; three daughters, Margarita Mendoza de Balmorhea, María Isabel Rey de Rankin, Teresa Baeza de Odessa; three sisters, Petra Rivas of Las Cruces, N.M., Andrea Carrasco of Phoenix, Arizona, Lucia Galindo of Balmorhea; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucia Holland

Lucia Lara Dutchover, 97, of Las Cruces, N.M., died Thanksgiving afternoon, Thursday, November 27, 2008, in Las Cruces.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Tuesday, December 2, at Christ the King Catholic Church, with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

He was born on July 6, 1911 in Balmorhea to Pedro and Isabel Lara. After living in Balmorhea for many years, she moved to Las Cruces in 1993. She was a stay at home mom who always had a warm home for her family at any time and was very proud of her family.

Dutchover was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Dutchover; her parents, Pedro Lara and Isabel Hernández Lara; a brother, Ray Lara and a sister, Juanita Lara Pérez.

Survivors include two daughters, Fay Alexander de Las Cruces, N.M., Cindy Carrasco and her husband Robert de Odessa; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and many great-granddaughters and great-grandchildren and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Floyd Myron Lukins, 89, of Sweetwater, died on Friday, November 28, 2008 in Sweetwater.

Services were held at 2 pm. m., Monday, December 1, McCoy Chapel in Sweetwater with Pastor Ollie Wilburn officiating. Burial was at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos.

Born May 30, 1919 in Modesto, California, he was a World War II Army veteran, retired farm sprayer pilot, lived in Sweetwater for the last eight years, and was a member of Rhema Valley Church in Sweetwater.

Lukins was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Lukins and Effie Pearl May Bellah; a son, Robert Wayne Lukins and a daughter, Betty Louise Hall.

Survivors include his wife, Lillie Maee Lukins of Sweetwater; a daughter, Katherine Stringer of Abilene; two sons, Donald Floyd Lukins of Bakersfield, California; Richard Allen Lukins of Carlsbad, New Mexico; a brother, Daryle W. Olds of Meadville, Arizona; a sister, Doris Lamoureux, of Porterville, California; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Sweetwater's McCoy Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

ruth fernandes

Ruth Anne Fernandes, passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, in Lubbock.

Services were held at 10 am. m. on Monday, December 1st at First Christian Church in Lubbock with burial at 4pm. m. at Sunset Gardens in Odessa.

She was on April 12, 1916, in Midland, in a pioneer West Texas ranching family, grew up in Odessa, after graduating from Odessa High School, attended the CIA, now Texas Womans University in Denton, joined the Navy from the United States as WAVE and served honorably at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi during World War II, after his service in the navy he was stationed briefly in Pennsylvania; he then returned home to Odessa to work for the Ector County School System. In 1966, she moved to Lubbock, where she worked at Texas Tech until her retirement and was a member of First Christian Church in Lubbock.

Fernandes was preceded in death by his parents, John F. Pete Fernandes and Dora Waddell Fernandes; a sister, Frankie Fernandes Dennison, and a brother, John Waddell Pete Fernandes.

Survivors include two brothers, Larry Fernandes de Kermit, Douglas Fernandes de Pecos, and several nieces and nephews.

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Severo B. Fuentes, 55, of Pecos, died on Monday, November 24, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass was celebrated at 10 am on Thursday, November 27, at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 1, 1953 in Pecos, he was a seismograph worker, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Francisca Fuentes de Pecos; two sons, Sammy and Gilbert Fuentes de Pecos; three daughters, Dalila and Dolores Fuentes de Pecos, Amanda Natividad de Pecos; a stepdaughter, Rosario Villanueva de Pecos; three brothers, Ismael Fuentes de Andrews, Israel and Manuel Fuentes de Pecos; a half-brother, Ursulo Fuentes de Pecos; five sisters, Amelia Granado, Consuelo Esparza, Sally Chavez of Pecos, Alicia Ramirez of Barstow, Maria Hernandez of California; two half-sisters, Catarina Fuentes de Odessa, Nicolasa Lopez de Hobbs, N.M. and 12 grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elisa Gonzalez

Elisa Ornelas González, 55, of Pecos, died on Sunday, November 30, 2008.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Wednesday, December 3, at St. Rose Catholic Church with burial at Mount Evergreen.

Born July 28, 1953 in Pecos, she was a homemaker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

González was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco Ornelas and Dominga Rayos; a son, Valentín González; three brothers, Esequiel, Félix and Rudy Ornelas and a sister, Pilar Ornelas.

Survivors include a son, Rafael and María González de Midland; her stepfather, Tony Rays of Pecos; six brothers, Federico Ornelas and Frank Ornelas of Pecos, Raymundo and Joe Rayos of Pecos, Beto Rayos of Las Vegas, N.M., Tony Rayos of Los Angeles, California; five sisters, Catarina Vasquez de Odessa, Gloria Castenada de San Antonio; eight half-sisters, Modesta Lara, Cruz Garcia, Priscilla Ornelas and Petra Ortiz from Pecos, Ceria Garcia from Del Rio, Dora Florez from Monahans; 13 half-brothers, Robert and Marcelo Ornelas from Pecos, Alfredo Ornelas from Del Rio, Charlie Ornelas from San Antonio, Vicente Ornelas from North Dakota, Mike Rayos from San Antonio, Frank Rivera from Palestine, Tony Ornelas and Raul Ornelas from El Paso , Robert , Charles, Harvey and Roy Ornelas of Wood, California; five grandchildren, Christian Abram, Alexis Alice, Serena Marie, Taylor Elisa and Rafael Antonio Gonzalez.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Peter Prieto

Services are incomplete for Pete Prieto, 53, of Pecos, who died on Monday, December 1, 2008, in Phoenix, Arizona. Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is making preparations.

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Rocky Lee Lozoya, 20, of Pecos, died on Sunday, November 16, 2008 in Odessa.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Thursday, November 20, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born on September 29, 1988 in Odessa, an oil field worker, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Survivors include his parents, Esteban and Delma Lozoya from Pecos; two brothers, Esteban Lozoya Jr. by Pecos and Jaime Lozoya of Austin; two nieces, Esmeralda and Karyme Lozoya.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Lindsay

Jack Alan Lindsay died on Monday, November 10, 2008, at his home in Sun City Georgetown, in the presence of his beloved wife, Peggy, and his babysitter Sam Hill.

At 10:00 a funeral mass will be held. m., Saturday, November 22, at Gabriels Funeral Home Chapel in Georgetown.

Born August 1, 1927 to Alan Vester Lindsay and Lucille Mitchell Lindsay in Pecos, he graduated from Pecos High School, later joined the U.S. Army, worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Pecos, and eventually became a Superintendent postmaster. In 1968, Jack was approached by the Postal Inspection Service about joining their ranks. During his career he served as a Postal Inspector in San Bernardino CA, Las Vegas NV, Reno NV and Seattle WA. In 1974, Jack and Peggy Barber Bue were married in Reno, Nevada. They spent nine years in Seattle, where Jack retired from the Postal Inspection Service in August 1982.

Lindsay was preceded in death by two sons, Mark and Richard, and two brothers, Frank and John Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Lindsay; a son David Lindsay; stepchildren Traci and Jeff Bue and three grandchildren.

Georgetown's Gabriels Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

rocky lozoya

Services incomplete for Rocky Lee Lozoya, 20, of Pecos, who died Sunday, November 16, 2008.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

estreberta valenzuela

Estreberta Valenzuela, 78, of Pecos, died on Friday, November 14, 2008 at Home Hospice in Odessa.

Mass was celebrated at 11 am in the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 9, 1930 in Redford, Texas, she was retired, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Survivors include four children, Arturo Rios of Wickett, Javier Valenzuela of Wickett, Marco Antonio Valenzuela of Nebraska, Fernando Valenzuela of Midland; three daughters, Luz Elena Pando of Midland, Sylvia Montanez of Austin, Rosa Valenzuela of Pecos; two brothers, Cosme Valenzuela of Odessa, Eliazer Valenzuela of Odessa; a sister, Jsefa Cordova, from California; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Orlando Baeza

Orlando Baeza, 29, of Carlsbad, N.M., died on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at his home.

Mass will be held at noon on Friday, November 14, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born on August 10, 1979 in Van Horn, he was a worker and Catholic.

Survivors include his parents, Gustavo and Manuela Baeza, from Barriales, Mexico; four sisters, Araceli Nabarrette, Angela Rosales from Pecos, Alondra Baeza, Alba Baeza from Barriales, Mexico; two brothers, Gustavo Baeza, Jr. of Dimmit, Librado Baeza de Pecos and his grandmother, Elvira Orozco.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Norberto Leiva

Norberto Leiva, 82, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at Hospice House in Odessa.

The wake will be held at 10:30 am. m., Saturday, November 15, at Fort Davis Cemetery.

Born October 9, 1926 in Fort Davis, he was a US Navy veteran and Catholic.

Survivors include a sister, Dolores Leiva de Fabens, and a niece, Rita Gonzales de Pecos.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Alligood

Robert Bob Dewey Alligood, 60, died on Sunday, November 9, 2008, after a brief battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 12 at 1:00 pm. m. at Shalimar Country Club located at: 2032 E Golf Ave. Tempe, Arizona.

He was born on July 28, 1948 in Miami, Florida to Ralph and Lois Alligood.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Connie of Mesa, Arizona; three sons, Rick Alligood of Mesa, Arizona. and their two children, Donovan and Katelyn, Robin Johnston (Paul Johnston) of Aurora, Colorado. and his son, Ethan, and Randy Alligood of Aurora, Colorado; his mother, Lois Alligood; a brother, Richard Alligood of Pecos and a sister, Pam Pam Watts of Sarasota, Florida.

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Concha García Armendáriz, 84, of Loving, died on Saturday, November 1, 2008 in Lubbock.

Mass was held at 3 pm. m., Wednesday, November 5, at the Nossa Senhora das Graças no Amor Catholic Church, with the officiation of Father Cipriano Uline. the burial was

Born December 8, 1923, to Calistro and Leonora (Avila) Garcia in Barstow, she spent her early years in Texas, where she met and married Eduardo Armendáriz, her husband of 56 years. She and her family moved to the Loving area in the mid-1940s and she worked as a cook and retired from the Loving School District.

Armendáriz was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Eduardo, a son Eddie Armendáriz Jr. and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Fahl of Germany, Grace Perez of Hayward, CA.; two sons Miguel Armendáriz de Carlsbad, Ricardo G. Armendáriz de Amar; a sister Sabina Bustillos, Pecos; a brother "Nicho" D. A. García., eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of West Funeral Home.

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Lionisio Contreras Duran, 87, of Avondale, Arizona, died on Monday, October 6, 2008 in Goodyear, Arizona.

Services were held on Thursday, October 16 at the Harvest Outreach Christian Center in Avondale, Arizona. He was born October 9, 1920 in Pecos and moved to Arizona 50 years ago.

Duran was preceded in death by his parents, Juana and Jose Duran; sisters, Magdalena Levario, Eliria (Lily) Fuentes and brother, Pedro Duran.

Survivors include his wife, Tomasa Duran; two sons, Edwardo Medrano and Joe Duran; four daughters, Paula D. Pérez, Frances D. Ortega, Isabel D. Lozano and Becky D. Luna; three sisters, Eliboria D. Lopez from Zaragoza, Elisa Rodriguez from Pecos, Guadalupe Vasquez from Arizona; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Alejandro Kovac

Alexander Kovac, MD, 82, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at his home.

Services are pending at Pecos Funeral Home.

The Doctor. Kovac was born on March 10, 1926 in Yugoslavia. He received a medical degree from Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel, and practiced medicine in Maracaibo, Venezuela, from 1955 to 1965.

He completed his radiology residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1965 and a radiology fellowship in 1969. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1973.

At the time of his death, he was working as a radiologist at the Reeves County Hospital District in Pecos.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Jean Kovac, of Pecos.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in the Reeves County Hospital District.

Ruben Martinez, MR.

Ruben Martinez, Sr., 87, of Monahans died on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at his home.

Services were held at 10 am. m. on Wednesday, November 5 at St. John's Catholic Church with Father John Lucido officiating. Burial was at Toyah Cemetery, Toyah.

He was born on February 15, 1921 to Refugio and Benita (Renteria) Martin. He served with the US Army during World War II. He was married to Jesusita Gómez in 1983 and was a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by a son, Rosendo Holgin, and a brother, Frank Martinez.

Survivors include his wife, Jesusita Martinez de Monahans, and their children Raymond Martinez, Joe Holgin, Ruben Martinez Jr., Ralph Martinez, Maria Sanchez, Arthur Martinez, Gracien Arreguy, and Dora Hires, all of Monahans; Irma Valencia, Gloria Jaramillo, Rachel Gutierrez, Delia Abila and Danny Arreguy, all from Odessa, David Martinez from Las Vegas, NV, Benny Arreguy from Pecos and Lorena Valenzuela from Andrews. Also by a brother, Moisés Martínez de Odessa; three sisters, Trine Velasquez of San Angelo, Anita Pena of El Paso and Delia McKee of Arkansas, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services.

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Manuel Lopez, 59, of Balmorhea, died Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Ward Memorial Hospital in Monahans.

Services will be held at noon on Saturday, November 1, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea, with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

He was born in Balmorhea and was a veteran of the United States Navy.

Lopez was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Lopez.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha López de Balmorhea; two sons, Eric and Kendrick Lopez of Balmorhea; a daughter, Marisa Vásquez de Balmorhea; his parents, Felipe and Laboria López de Balmorhea; 14 brothers and sisters and seven grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carlos P. Nichols

Carlos P. Nichols, 89, of the Mission, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 27, 2008 at his Mission home, surrounded by family members.

On Thursday, October 30th, there will be a rosary at 7pm. m. in the Pecos Funeral Home chapel in Pecos.

Mass is scheduled for Friday, October 3 at 10:00 am. m. at the Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, officiated by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born on December 7, 1918 in Fabens to Mike and Candelaria (Prieto) Nichols. He was a US Army World War II veteran. Survivors include three sons, Carlos Nichols of Pecos, Hector Nichols Sr. of Odessa, Salvador Nichols, Mr. from Pecos; nine daughters, Yolanda Garza de Mission, Gloria Baca de Pecos, Nickolasa Lerma, Eva Martinez and Ramona Molinar, all of Odessa, Elma Nichols of Pecos, Manuela Nichols of Edinburgh, Lupe Nichols of Odessa, Dolores Villescas de Pecos; 36 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa and Pecos Funeral Home of Pecos are in charge of the preparations.

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Guadalupe Guale Renteria, age 72, of Walnut Grove, California, died on Tuesday, October 25, 2008.

Mass will be celebrated at noon on Saturday, November 1, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born February 26, 1936 in Grandfalls, a rancher, longtime Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Renteria, of Walnut Grove, California; a sister, Elisa Carrera de Pecos and two grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Raqi Pearce Palma

Raqi Palma passed away on October 15, 2008 at her home in Kyle, Texas. She was 38 years old.

Misty Raquel Pearce was born on February 3, 1970 in Pecos, Texas to Fred and Jerra Pearce. She spent her childhood in Pecos and Odessa, graduating from Permian High School in Odessa in 1988. She attended North Texas State University in Denton and received her BA in Child Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. She then received a Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas Permian Basin in Odessa.

In 1990, he married his high school sweetheart, Coddi Bleys Dean, and they had a daughter, Asia Hailey Dean, who was born on March 9, 1991. Coddi and Raqi divorced in 1992. In August 2006, Raqi became married James Brian Palma in Houston. . They moved to Kyle in September 2008.

Raqi was known for her beauty inside and out. She was a great lover of animals and nature. It was not uncommon for Raqi to wander and pick up rubbish in a park or on the side of the road. Above all, Raqi loved his family, especially his daughter Asia. She offered her tireless love, support and guidance to those around her, whether they asked for it or not. Her dedication to Asia, as well as the other people he loved and cared for, is a lesson for all of us.

Raqi was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents W.J. Coot and Leslie Brown Worsham, paternal grandparents Roy and Ruth Culp Pearce, adoptive grandfather L.D. Jelly Mund and her half-grandmother Lucy Kitzmiller.

She is survived by her husband James Palma of Kyle, daughter Asia Dean of Cypress, mother Jerra Worsham Kitzmiller and husband Jack of McKinney, father Fred Pearce and wife Marsha of Pecos, mother-in-law and father-in-law Alessandro and Betty Palma of Lebanon, Missouri, stepmother Norma Lynn Mund of Eldorado, adoptive grandfather B. M. Kitz Kitzmiller of Farmersville, brother Ricky Pearce and wife Leslie of Caprock, New Mexico and their sons Ben and Tim, brother Rory Pearce and partner Bill Bob Tallent of Houston and daughter Alexis, half-brother Ron Griffin of Odessa , half-brother Todd Griffin and his wife Suzann of Eldorado, half-sister Shanie and her husband Sean Bowers of New Braunfels and their children Kade and Lyndlea, half-brother Larry Kitzmiller and his wife Ellen of New York and their children Jacob, Christopher and Jesse, his half-sister Julie and her husband Brian Catalano de Plano, and their sons Matthew, Andrew and Jonathan, his half-brother David Kitzmiller and his wife Carrie de McKinney and their children Leigh Evan and Davis Anne and their sister-in-law Anna Waterman of Strafford, Missouri and their sons Jared and Jacob.

On the morning of Sunday, October 19, a memorial service was held at Parque Rio Vista in downtown San Marcos. There, on the banks of the beautiful San Marcos River, family and friends gathered to remember and celebrate Raqi's life. The Rev. Michael McAllister of the Center for Positive Change in Houston officiated.

Those wishing to do something in memory of Raqi can make a donation to SusanG. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244, The SPCA of Texas, 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212, or The West of the Pecos Museum, P.O. Box 1784, Pecos, TX 79772. Or, alternatively, you could spend an hour picking up trash at a nearby park or roadside.

Josefina Helen Boehnemann

Josephine Helen Boehnemann, 89, formerly of Vega, died on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm, Saturday, October 25 at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos, Texas.

Josephine Helen Johnson was born to parents Lois C.

Johnson and Phebe Harp Johnson. He was born on October 1, 1919 in Benton County, Arkansas. She was the youngest of three daughters who were Carrie Mabel Parker, Opal Margaret Johnson and herself.

Times were tough at the time and the family immigrated to Oklahoma to find work in the oil fields. Later, Helen lived and was educated in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He lived there until his mother's untimely death when Helen was 13 years old. Helen found herself in Benton County, where she resided with her maternal grandparents.

Some time later he found himself in Barstow, Texas.

Helen had long resided in Barstow, where she raised two children. She married Harry Boehnemann in Pecos, Texas in 1949 and later moved to Pecos Texas. Harry was chief engineer at radio station KIUN for 56 years, not counting his time in the US Navy during World War II. Harry and Helen were longtime active members of Trinity Lutheran Church. Helen was a member of the Reeves County Hospital Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary and the Pecos Museum. He was active at the Pecos Senior Center.

Helen and Harry were also avid collectors of stones and arrowheads. He had fun preparing a lunch, put on his straw hat and braved the heat, the wind and kept an eye out for snakes. Later he would show all the treasures he found.

Helen took great pleasure in her five grandchildren. Her poodle Brandy was an important part of her life, especially after the passing of her beloved husband, Harry.

In 2003 Helen moved to Vega, Texas to be with her daughter and son-in-law. He especially loved the opportunity to travel to places he had never visited before. He had the opportunity to visit his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In 2005, Helen became a resident at Craig Methodist Home in Amarillo, Texas. He resided there until his death on October 21, 2008.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Boehnemann; her father, Lois Cleve Johnson; her mother, Phebe Manerva Johnson (Harp); six sisters, Carrie Mabel Johnson, Opal Margaret Johnson, Odessa Johnson, Lorraine Johnson, Peggy Johnson and Betty Apperson.

Survivors include a son, William Bill Thomson and his wife Marilyn of San Angelo, Texas; a daughter, Charlotte Day and her husband Bill Day of Vega; grandchildren, Cynthia Gibson of Tucson, Arizona, William Heath of New Braunfels, Texas, Bobby Ray Heath of Amarillo, Mary Eades of San Angelo and Jennifer Hollis of Clovis, NM; sisters Dorothy Gailey, Phyllis Adkins, Shirley Mahit, Patsy Apperson, and Linda Johnson, all from Oregon; eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and their loving Methodist caretakers Craig.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be held at Vega United Methodist Church's Meet-N-Eat Mission in Vega, Texas, west of the Pecos Museum or at the Pecos Senior Center in Pecos, Texas.

The exhibition will be from noon to 2 pm. m., Friday, October 24, at the Boxwell Brothers in Vega.

Arrangements are being made by the funeral directors at Boxwell Brothers, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

william hamilton

William David Hamilton, 34, of Kermit, died on Monday, October 20, 2008.

At 14:00 there will be a funeral mass. m., Friday, October 24, at the Martinez Smith and Cooper Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

He was born September 10, 1974 in Pecos, worked in oil field sales, had a unique passion for horses and the outdoors. He spent his free time working on the ranch and his black Lakota Lab was his world.

Hamilton was preceded in death by his parents, William and Jeanne Hamilton.

Survivors include three sisters, Sandra Jarrett and husband Terry de Wink, Cindy Bradley and husband Jim from Pecos, Ann Orona and husband Orlando de Monahans; three uncles, Billy Parson of Midland, Donny Hamilton of Bryan and Edward Hamilton of Midland; three aunts, Marylin Johnson of Pecos, Jane Mahaffey of Katy and Lilly Hughes of Midland; and a host of friends who will miss you dearly.

Martinez-Smith & Cooper Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Kermit are in charge of the arrangements.

Elisa Contreras

Elisa Contreras, 67, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 17th at 10:00 am. m. at First United Methodist Church.

Born May 5, 1941 in Chihuahua, Mexico, she was a beautician, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Methodist.

Contreras was preceded in death by a daughter, Elsa Herrera, and a grandson, Jonathan Herrera.

Survivors include her husband, Marcos Contreras de Pecos; three daughters, Leticia Zuniga of Odessa, Marina Arreguy of Pecos, Camilla Lopez of Austin; a brother, Hector Saldana of Alamagordo, N.M.; a stepson, Marc Contreras from Odessa; a stepdaughter, Lisa Trevino from Odessa, and 11 grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

eva jackson

Eva Pauline Jackson, 88, died on Thursday, October 9, 2000, after a long battle with a broken hip.

She was born on April 13, 1920. She married Woodrow Bob Delaney Jackson in May 1937 and they had two children, Kittie Ruth Jackson-Jung-Conner of Harper and John Delaney Jackson of Pecos. A daughter-in-law, Diann Wilson Jackson, of Joelton, TN. Bobby G. Murphy, Junction's friend, partner and husband. Three grandchildren, Karol Ruth Jung-Lauman of Pecos, Clifton David Jung of Harper, and John Delaney Jackson of Joelton, TN. He has two great-grandchildren, Sarah Kristene Jung-McLemore of Stephenville and Clifton Bob Jung of Harper. He also had several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her son, John Delaney Jackson, and her granddaughter, Karol Ruth Jung-Lauman. Pauline and Bob moved to Junction after retiring to Iran after more than 40 years with Sun Oil Co. in the early 1970s. Pauline was a housewife, mother and grandmother.

A wake was held from 6 pm to 8 pm. m. on Monday, October 13th, at the Gentry-Fife Funeral Home.

The wake will be held at 2 pm. m., Tuesday, October 14, at Bexar Cemetery in Somerset, Tx.

Services are provided by Gentry-Fife Funeral Home of Junction, Tx.

Carolyn Sue Behee

Carolyn Sue Behee (nee' Kesey) passed away on May 29, 2008.

She is survived by her husband, David L. Behee; a son, Curt Roach; two grandchildren, Chastity Roach and Billy Roach and stepson, Emily Behee.

Sue spent most of her life in Pecos from the early 1950's to the 1990's. She moved to Odessa, Texas in 1990 and then to Artesia, New Mexico in 1998 where she spent the rest of her life. Sue was born on May 20, 1948.

Connie Jean Walker

Connie Jean Walker, 65, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, September 24, in Houston.

At 10:30 am there will be a funeral mass. m., Monday, Oct. 13, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Smith officiating.

He was born August 8, 1943 in Arnold, Neb., grew up in Pecos and attended Pecos High School.

Walker was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard Stanley Beach and Ila Landrey Beach, and a sister, Sherlea Bunrick.

Survivors include two children, Bret Wade Walker and his wife Heather Ann; Brian Gene Walker and his wife Charlcie Lavonem; grandchildren, Rebecca Nicole Walker Ermis and husband Luke, Bret Travis Walker, Jaycee LeeAnn Walker, Aaron Gene Walker, Breanna Lynn Walker; a brother, Roger Lee Beach and wife, Lori; nephews, Jimmy Ray Beach and David Alan Beach and family, Chris Allen Smith and wife Carla and their children, Brandon Smith, Casey Smith and Derek Smith.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

jesse florez

Jesse Garcia, Florez, age 51, died on Monday, October 6, 2008, in Bakersfield, California.

Funeral arrangements are pending in Bakersfield, California.

He was born July 24, 1957 in Pecos to Jesus and Virginia Florez of Pecos, graduated from Pecos High School in 1975, was a member of the St. Catherine Catholic Church. He also attended Odessa, where he received his certification as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. He worked as an LVN at Reeves County Hospital and also served with the local Pecos Ambulance Service as well as the hospital's patient transfer service for many years.

Florez was credited for his winning logo design for Reeves County Hospital.

Jesse also worked at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa before moving to Bakersfield, California. He continued his medical career in California and attended college to obtain his California Registered Nurse certification and was employed at Kern Medical Center Hospital in Bakersfield until his death.

Florez was preceded in death by her grandparents José García and Julia Márquez and Arcadia and Faustino Florez.

Jesse leaves behind many family and friends and is survived by his wife, Christina Florez of Bakersfield, California; his parents, Jesus and Virginia Florez de Pecos; two sons, Christopher and his wife Raquel Florez of Bakersfield, California; Jesse Florez III of Seattle, Washington; a daughter, Julie Margaret Florez of Bakersfield, California; two brothers, Chip Florez and wife Debbie from Pecos, Jimmy Florez and wife Kim from Dallas; a sister, Melissa Ouazzani and her husband Moncif, of Dallas; three grandchildren,

Christopher Florez Jr., Joseph Florez and Ryan Florez, all of Bakersfield, California.

teresa sternadel

Therese Sternadel, 56, of Big Spring, died on Thursday, October 2, at Baylor Specialty Hospital in Dallas.

Funeral ceremonies take place at 10:30 am. m. Tuesday at Myers and Smith Chapel with Chaplain Joel Miller officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

She was born on September 16, 1953 in Pecos to Loraine and M.H. Bates Mr. managed Subway for 20 years, including Big Spring, Snyder, Colorado City and Sweetwater. She had lived in Big Spring for 10 years, was from Colorado City, and was a Methodist.

Sternadel was preceded in death by her husband, Edward John Sternadel, Jr. in 2005.

Survivors include a son, Clint Wills of Big Spring; three daughters, Lynn Creswell of Big Spring, Linda Billington of Mertzon and Lisha Vega of Tahoka; seven sisters, Mary Shuler and Grace Harrison of Wink, Regina Armstrong and Cecilia Ward of Pecos, Christine Bishop of Douglasville, Georgia, Kathleen Jone of El Paso; two brothers, Earl Bates of Midland, M.H. Sonny Bates from Odessa; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Myers and Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmie Ray rating

Jimmie Ray Rankin, 76, died Thursday morning at Midland Memorial Hospital. Mass will be at 2 pm. Sunday, September 28, 2008, in the courtyard of the West Pecos Museum.

He was born on October 13, 1931 in Rowena. He ran the Pecos Food and Supply Store and was active in the Reeves County Livestock Fair.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations for the livestock show or the museum.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Rankin of Pecos; a son, Kirby Rankin and his wife, Nancy, of San Angelo; and a granddaughter, Kelli Rankin of Austin.

Francisca Garcia

Francisca Garcia, 61, of Pecos, died on Monday, September 22, 2008 at Odessa Regency Hospital.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m., Thursday, September 25, at St. Rose Catholic Church with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born October 4, 1946 in Pyote, she was a long time Pecos resident, school secretary and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Santos Garcia of Midland; three sons, Gabriel P. Matta of Pecos, Edward P. and Eric M. Garcia of Midland; a brother, Juan Perez of Woodward, Oklahoma, and four grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

conceição jasso

Concepcion Chon Jasso, 54, of Pecos, died on Monday, September 15, 2008 at Lubbock University Medical Center.

A church service was held at noon on Thursday, September 18 at the De La Fe En Cristo Jesús Apostolic Mission, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born December 8, 1953 in Mexico, co-owner of Burrito Depot, lifelong resident of Pecos and Christian.

Survivors include his wife, Socorro Zubia Jasso de Pecos; his parents, José J. and Maria Ruiz Jasso de Pecos; a son, Sean Michael Jasso of Kerrville; seven daughters, Tammy Lynn Dominguez of Kermit, Michelle Jasso Jimenez of Midland, Cherry Ann Madrid of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Pamela Sue Jasso of Odessa, Ashley Nicole and Stephanie Renee Jasso of Kerrville, Terri Alison Jasso of Pecos; three brothers, Robert and Hector Jasso from Pecos, José Luis Jasso from Junction; five sisters, Emma and Luz Jasso of Pecos, Yolanda Jasso of Ft. Stockton, Martha Ogburn of Hico, Alma Fleenor of Balmorhea and 13 grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

franciscoevaro

Francisco Evaro, 81, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in Barstow.

A church service will be held on Monday, September 22nd at 2pm. m., in the chapel of Funeraria de Pecos, with Luis Esparza as officiant. Burial will be in Barstow Cemetery.

Born September 17, 1927 in Barstow, he was a longtime resident and worker.

Survivors include two brothers, H.B. Evaro of Pecos, Ezekiel Evaro of King, N.C., eight sisters, Maria and Ines Evaro of Bakersfield, California, Pilar Heron of Guadalupe, Arizona, Claudia Evaro of Austin, Julia Perez of Phoenix, Arizona, Elpidia Fuentes, Cruz Machuca and Maria Evaro from Pecos.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathryn Pascual

Kathryn Fay Paschal, 57, of Pecos, died on Saturday, September 13, 2008.

A religious service was held at 2 pm. m. Monday, September 15 at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

Born August 18, 1951 in Abilene, she was a homemaker, longtime Pecos resident, and Christian.

Survivors include her husband, Byron Shot Paschal of Pecos; her father, William Youngblood of Monahans; two sisters, Kay Soderstrom of Midland and Ellen Friar of Monahans.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

payne pasty

Patsy Ann Payne, age 70, of Somerset, Texas, died on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at her home.

At 13:00 there will be a mass in the chapel. m., Friday, September 12, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel, with W.L. Hopkins. Burial will be at the Cowboys Cemetery.

Born February 5, 1938 in Lubbock, she was a retired employee and a Christian.

Survivors include his mother, Novella Davis of Pecos; two sons, Michael Carl Payne of Odessa, Jim Payne of Quihi, Texas; a daughter, Patty Rey Payne de Waller; a brother, Jeff Fisher of Pecos; two sisters, Donna Hill and Sugar Acker from Pecos; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home of Pecos is in charge of the preparations.

Jose Zuniga

Jose Agustin Zuniga, 98, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at the Pecos nursing home.

A religious service was held at 2 pm. m., Thursday, September 11, at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born August 28, 1910 in Mexico, he was a retired city official with the water department and a lifelong resident of Pecos.

Survivors include a son, Eutiquio Zuniga, Sr. from Pecos; three daughters, Candelaria Candy Chavez from Austin, Maria Cantu from Kermit, Absencia Fuentez from Pecos; 21 grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

martha lou j. summers

Martha Lou Johnson Summers, 67, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2008, after a long and courageous struggle with emphysema. Martha was born in Olney, Texas on September 14, 1940, where she was raised by her parents, Reece and Cora Johnson. He is a graduate of Crane High School.

Martha served as president of the El Paso Real Estate Union from 1972 to 1977 and was an accountant for the El Paso Board of Realtors. From 1982 to 1992, she was an assistant director of the TSWG Federal Credit Union and president/manager of the Sun City Credit Union. In 1993, he worked as a loan officer at Mortgage Plus. She worked as President/Manager at Chevron Credit Union from where she was retired due to medical reasons.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Reece and Cora Johnson, and her daughter, Lana Summers. Martha is survived by her brother, Charles Johnson of Traverse City, Michigan, her sister, Reecia Pigman of Pecos, Texas, and her son, Kyle Summers, five grandchildren: Kristopher, Krystal, Kayla, Kateline Summers and Marcus Huerta, all El Paso, Texas .

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Martin Funeral Home 1460 George Dieter for friends and family.

sherma raymond

Sherma Raymond of Coldspring, Texas came to the Lord on September 8, 2008 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on December 23, 1944 and raised in Pecos, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother Melba Toone of Pecos, TX.

Sherma is survived by her father Jimmy Toone of Pecos, TX; her husband Dennis Raymond of Coldspring, TX; sons Dennis Garrett (Gary) Raymond of South Padre Island, TX; daughter Julie Speck of Sandy, UT; granddaughter Castin Speck of Sandy, UT; brother John Toone of Belton, TX; and her sister Jamie Dillingham of Midland, TX.

Sherma was a talented and skilled person. She was a realtor for several years in Harlingen, TX, but found her passion in teaching, which led her to graduate from the University of Texas, Pan American, graduating Suma cum Laude with a B.A. in history. He enjoyed teaching fellow faculty and students at La Feria and the Marine Military Academy located in Harlingen, TX. She and her husband moved to Coldspring, TX, where she was active in the Loose Threads Quilting Club, Garden Club, Women's League, Library Board, and Genealogy Society of Huntsville. A busy lady! In addition to these accomplishments, friends of hers appreciated her cooking, gardening skills, and positive outlook on life.

Services celebrating Sherma's life will be held at the United Methodist Church in Coldspring, Texas, on Saturday, September 13, 2008, at 3:00 pm. m. followed by an internment at Oakwood Cemetery in Coldspring, Texas, and finally a gathering at the family home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston or for the American Cancer Society.

Elizabeth Katherine BlackBingham

Elizabeth Katherine Black Bingham passed away after a long illness on September 3, 2008 at Hendrick Medical Center. The wake will be from 6 pm to 8 pm. on Friday, September 5, 2008 at the Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. At 11:00 a private mass will be held. m. on Saturday, September 6, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, managed by the Hamil Family Funeral Home. A memorial service, with Dr. Cliff Stewart and the Rev. Janice Six officiating will take place at 2 pm. at First Central Presbyterian Church in Abilene.

Elizabeth and her twin brother Lane were born on April 16, 1918 to Dr. W.D. and Lizzie Y. (Green) Black in Pecos, Texas. She then attended Hillsboro Junior College for a year before transferring to Texas Tech where she was introduced to her future husband, Bill, by her twin brother. She and Bill, of Brady, Texas, were married on December 25, 1940, at First Presbyterian Church in Abilene. They started their married life in Amherst, Texas where Bill worked for the USDA. Bill enlisted in the US Navy in 1942 and was assigned to Naval Air Station Covington, Tennessee. After World War II, they moved back to Pecos, Texas to raise their family.

Bill and Elizabeth owned the Home Furniture Company until 1963, where Elizabeth served as bookkeeper. She then worked for several years as Dr. Ed Schmidt. She retired from Pecos ISD in 1979, where she worked for 10 years as a secretary in the Maintenance Department.

As a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pecos for 49 years, Elizabeth has been a tireless and faithful volunteer. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and was active in the work of the Women of the Church. After moving to Abilene in 1994, she and Bill joined First Central Presbyterian Church.

Elizabeth was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She set a sweet Christian example to all who knew her. In the face of long years of crippling arthritis, he exhibited calm strength, courage, dignity and grace. One of her greatest joys was being surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she considered one of her greatest blessings. He considered attending Camp Bloys, with his family, in the Davis Mountains, one of his many joys in life. She and Bill enjoyed fly-fishing, hiking, and vacationing in the Colorado mountains.

Elizabeth is survived by her devoted husband, Bill. They were lucky enough to be together in their own home for nearly 68 wonderful years. He is also survived by his four children and their wives: Nancy (Dick) Lemons of Abilene, John (Judy) Bingham of El Paso, Susan (Ed) Foreman of San Angelo, Judi (David) Hutcheson of Wolfforth and special caregiver Loretta Sala. Also survived by his 8 grandchildren: Jan (Gary) Hulshouser, Jamie (Brad) Davis, Ami (Kel) Robinson, Monica (Tim) Downing, Jennifer (Kevin) Walker, Tammy (Derek) Brosh, Brian (Shana) Hutcheson and Brad Hutcheson , in addition to 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Helen Wilson and Sybil Barsch, two brothers-in-law, Leland Moore and Sil Gallo, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her loving parents, her beloved twin brother, Lane, her older brother DeWitt and her two sisters, Mary Eleanor and Carolyn, predeceased her. Dr. Joseph M. Ferguson, Mickey New, Maria Berry and all the nurses, aides and PTs who cared for her so lovingly during her illness.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made in Elizabeth's name to: FCPC Choir Fund, 400 Orange, Abilene, Texas 79602, Fist Presbyterian Church of Pecos, Box 296, Pecos, Texas 79772; or to Bloys Campmeeting Association, Box 1335, Ft. Davis, Texas 79734. Online condolences can be sent to:

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Sr. CJ Check Kesey

Services for Mr. C.J. Check Kesey, 83, of Hideaway, is scheduled for Saturday, August 9, 2008, at 2:00 pm. m. in the chapel at Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home in Lindale with Dr. Michael McDaniel officiating. Burial will take place at Lindale City Cemetery. Mr. Kesey died on Monday, August 4, 2008, at a Tyler hospital. He was born April 17, 1925 in Lindsey, Oklahoma to Moffett Venus and Ruby Goins Kesey and previously lived in Pecos, Texas before moving to Hideaway 6 years ago. Mr. Kesey was a World War II veteran, served in the US Army Air Corps, and was a retired farmer and rancher. He also served on the Federal Reserve Board, El Paso Branch, and was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler.

Survived by: Wife: Mrs. Pat Kesey from Hideaway; 2 sons: Ronald Kesey of Pecos and Mount Kesey of Monahans; daughter: Kristi Hickman from Hideaway; brother: Ray Kesey of Decatur; 2 sisters: Lavelle Cowan of Spade and Ruth Mitchell of San Angelo; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 18 pm. m. at 20:00 m. Friday night at Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home in Lindale.

Bethlehem Jasso

Belen Jasso, 83, of Pecos, died on Saturday, August 23, 2008.

Mass will be at 3 pm. m., Tuesday, August 26, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born June 24, 1925 in Santa Eulalia, Mexico, she was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Jasso was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Jasso, and a son, Jamie Jasso Sr.

Survivors include three sons, Johnny Jasso de Pecos, Eddie Jasso de Monahans, Lorenzo Jasso de Portales, N.M.; four daughters, Gloria Jurado de Hobbs, N.M., Olga Arenivas, Irma Vasquez and Delia Jasso de Pecos; two brothers, Rodolfo Serrano de Odessa, Luis Pérez de San Angelo; 32 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn Rhodes-McCree

Evelyn Elizabeth Rhodes-McCree, 93, of Pecos, died on Thursday, August 21, 2008 in Lubbock.

A church service was held at 10:30 am. m. Monday, August 25 at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Fairview Cemetery.

Born October 15, 1914, he was a longtime resident of Pecos and a Methodist.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Pecos.

Survivors include a son, Wesley Buddy McCree of Grapevine; a daughter, Nancy Sue Leavitt of El Paso; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the preparations.<3>Opal Woods

Opal Ruth Woods, age 94, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 21, 2008.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.

Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Woods; daughter, Wanna Flo Hopper; son-in-law, Ted James Hopper; daughter-in-law, Marsha Hopper; great-grandson, Marcus Allen; and brother, Hack Spivey.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Cliff and Wadene Hopper of Pueblo, CO, Craig and Debra Hopper of San Angelo, Jayla and Gary Taylor of Austin; great-grandchildren, Meagan Hopper, Brandon and Kayla Hopper, Katy Seale, Chris Campbell and Matthew Allen; sister, Sibyl Kitch of Duncan; sister-in-law, Pat Spivey; as well as several nieces, nephews and special friends: Jennie Hopper, Angie and Henry McWilliams, and caretakers of Mom's pet, Ceunti.

Opal enjoyed playing golf, bridge, bingo and was an avid reader.

The family would like to express their special love and gratitude to Vista Care of San Angelo. Thanks to these incredible caretakers: Jill, Marianne, Kathy, Susie, Carmen, Felix, Judy, Peggy, Roy, Jim, and Sydonia, whose nickname for Mom was Cutie Petutie. Thanks to the special team at Legend Oaks: Raul, Chey, Cheryl, Terrie, Gaye, Adrian, Shanna, Sherrie, Connie, Sylvia, Amanda, Rebecca, Angela, Donnie, Sylvia, Allie and everyone else who loved Mom and whom she loved in return. A special thanks to Mr. Pastor Harry Matthews of Glen Meadows Baptist Church, for your prayers and loving support for our family. Thanks to all our prayer warriors and special friends Jaylas, Yvonne and David Montgomery, Shannon Porterfield, Laura Schnucker and Janice Sharp and all our friends at Tree of Life Church in Pflugerville, TX. The family has asked that donations be made to Vista Care of San Angelo in honor of our special mother. Mom's new forwarding address is HEAVEN! Family and friends can sign a memorial online at www.mem.com.

Victor Romo

Victor S. Romo Jr., 28, of Pecos, died on Monday, August 18, 2008, in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Born September 8, 1979 in Pecos, he was a handyman, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Friday, August 22, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Romo was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raul and Olivia Romo, and his aunt, Yolanda Valeriano.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Gonzales de Pecos; his parents, Victor and Alma Romo from Pecos; a son, Nathaniel Romo of Pecos; two daughters, Ninel and Ivana Romo de Pecos; her grandparents, Ciro and Rita Montano de Pecos; a brother, Raúl Romo of Odessa; six sisters, Monica Campos, Abby Romo, Denise Franco and Adriana Valeriano de Pecos; Michelle Gonzales from Midland and Valeria Valeriano from San Antonio.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Librado Orozco

Librado Orozco, of Pecos, died on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Monday, August 18, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born December 15, 1928 in Addama, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was a longtime resident of Pecos and a Catholic.

Orozco was preceded in death by a son, Moncerat Orozco.

Survivors include his wife, Elvira Franco Orozco; four children, Cruz Orozco de Lubbock, Benjamin Orozco de Monahans, Jesus Orozco, Jose Luis Orozco de Pecos; three daughters, Virginia Orozco Baeza de Van Horn, Manuela Orozco Baeza de Barriales, Mexico, Gloria Orozco de Pecos; 27 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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CONECTICUT. Tommy Bull, 66, of Portales, died on Friday, August 15, 2008 in Portales, N.M.

The funeral ceremonies took place at 2 pm. m. on Monday, August 18th at Floyd Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Mitchell officiating. Burial was at Floyd Cemetery.

He was born April 24, 1942 in Pecos, to Ruth and Charles T. Bull, grew up in Pecos, and graduated from Pecos High School in 1960. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, later to serve on a tour of duty in Korea. , he was stationed at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, where he met Margia Porter. The couple were married in Roswell on November 1, 1964, he served in the Monahans Police Department, he served in the Monahans Police Department and later in the Clovis Police Department. In 1971, he began working as a special investigator for the Santa Fe Railroad in Belen, N.M. and Clovis, was a member of the V.F.W., Clovis Masonic Lodge and Floyd Baptist Church.

Bull was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Barbara Elrod.

Survivors include his wife, Margia Tiny Toro de Portales; a daughter, Kelli Richardson of Floyd; an aunt and uncle; two grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews.

Wheeler Mortuary of Portales, Inc. was charged with two preparations.

Joseph Jaquez

Josepha M. Jaquez, 74, of Pecos, died on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

The rosary will be held on Tuesday, August 12th at 7:30 pm at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 13 at noon at St. Rose, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born March 19, 1934 in Pecos, she was a homemaker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Jaquez was preceded in death by her husband, Simón Jaquez.

Survivors include six children, Ricky and Randy Jaquez of Phoenix, Arizona, Roy Jaquez of Gallup, N.M., Robert Jaquez of Carlsbad, N.M., Simon Jaquez Jr. and Oscar Mendoza of Pecos; two daughters, Brenda Dominguez and Belma Gomez of Pecos; a sister, Paula M. Rodríguez de Pecos; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Santos M. Baeza, 62, of Pecos, died on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Tuesday, August 12, at St. Joseph in Odessa, with Father Joe Uecker officiating. Burial will be at Los Angeles Gardens Cemetery.

He was a longtime resident of Pecos and a member of the Santa Rosa Catholic Church.

Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa is in charge of the arrangements.

Billie MacJobe

Farmer Billie Mac Jobe died peacefully on August 11, 2008 at his home in Toyah, aged 82, after a courageous two-year battle with bone cancer.

Billie Mac is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Lexa Dean Jobe, along with their three children, daughters Irene Epperson of El Paso, Mary Conditt and her husband, Dr. Mitch Conditt, of Fort Worth and son, Stanley Jobe and his wife, Martie Jobe, of El Paso. Of all the work and contributions to the world around him that Billie Mac has done in her lifetime, he has considered his three children to be his greatest achievement. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Billie Mac was born on May 24, 1926 to Bessie and Earl Jobe. He grew up in Putnam, Texas with his brothers Raymond Jobe, G.P. Jobe, Roy Lee Jobe, Foy Jobe and her sister, Dorothy Caraway.

Billie Mac was raised and attended Christ Church her entire life. He was a lifelong gospel preacher and Bible student. He started several Church of Christ congregations and built churches in many of his hometowns in Texas and southwestern Missouri.

While a young music teacher in Putnam, Billie Mac was drafted into the Army Air Corps shortly before the end of World War II. The first time he voted, he voted for himself in a successful run as a Democrat for the Texas House of Representatives for the Putnam-area House District. After one term, he left public service to turn his attention to earning a living for his young family.

Billie Mac's life's work has included investing in numerous banks across the United States, as well as buying and selling ranches and farms in Texas, Missouri, New Mexico, Minnesota and Mexico. From a young age, Billie Mac has done many real estate deals across the country. In 1973, he moved his family to El Paso and shortly thereafter purchased Valley Concrete in the Lower Valley. In 1983, Billie Mac and her son Stanley founded the former Jobe Concrete Products, Inc. She moved to Pecos in 2000 and then to her Toyah ranch in 2005.

One of Billie Mac's most distinctive attributes was her compassionate nature. He believed in giving before receiving and reaching out nonjudgmentally to others, especially those in need. He has encouraged, counseled, helped and inspired legions of men and women he has touched along the way.

Funeral services will be held at Christ Church in Pecos, Texas, at 1321 W. 4th Street, on Thursday, August 14, 2008, at 3:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at Toyah, Texas Cemetery, with a reception immediately following for all friends and family at Jobe Ranch in Toyah, Texas. While not expected or requested, for those friends who wish to make a contribution in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pecos Church of Christ.

Anthony Byron Wells

Anthony Byron A. B. Wells, age 52, of the Atascocita area north of Houston, died on the morning of Friday, August 8, 2008. He was born in Tyler, Texas, on October 11, 1955.

Byron attended schools in Jackson, Mississippi and Metairie, Louisiana, graduating from East Jefferson High School in 1972. He attended Centenary College in Shreveport and Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe.

AB worked as a paralegal for several years in Shreveport and later became a Petroleum Landman; working in multiple states including Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

She leaves her parents, R.A. and Orris Wells of Humble, Texas; her brother, R. Mark Wells and his wife Patricia, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; her aunt, Carol Ann Hays of Humble; his three nephews, Ryan and his wife Kristi, Austin and Zane; and his great-niece, Ava Lauren Wells. He also leaves behind two very loyal companions, his dogs Rowdy and Ditto.

A burial service and urn placement will be held at the Wells family cemetery at Starrville Cemetery in Starrville, Smith County, Texas, on Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 am.

The arrangements are in charge of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors Since 1936, Houston, 713.789.3005, www.geohlewis.com.

Ysidora Carrasco

Ysidora Lola Carrasco, 91, of Pecos, died on Friday, August 1, 2008, at the Pecos nursing home.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. on Monday, August 4, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery.

Born April 4, 1917 in Candelaria, Texas, she was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Survivors include three children, Mario, Luis and Aaron Carrasco from Pecos; two daughters, Marie C. Versoza of El Paso, Virginia C. Montanez of Midland; 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Manuel Fierro

Manuel Fierro, 73, of Pecos, died on Sunday, July 27, 2008 in Midland.

Mass will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 30 at St. Rose, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born December 1, 1934 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was a road construction worker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Fierro was preceded in death by both of his parents, Pedro and Manuela Fierro.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Fierro; and two sisters, Elisa Fierro of Ojinaga, Mexico, María Luisa Ramírez de Jal, N.M.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Marty William Acton, died on Saturday, July 19, 2008, while participating in a ranch roping rodeo.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 24 at 1:00 pm. m. at Ozona United Methodist Church with burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Acton grew up in Ozona, graduating from Ozona High School and Sul Ross State University, entered the family ranching business, was an active member of the Farm Bureau, Farm Service Agency, Soil Conservation, Sul Ross ANRS & Rodeo Exes Association, and San Angelo Foundation Stock Show and Rodeo.

He was preceded in death by his father Earl Acton; grandfather, Dempster Jones; grandparents, Ernest and Preble Steadman Acton and aunt, Robin Jones. Survivors include his wife, Day Acton; his mother, Pam Acton; grandmother, Esther Kate Jones; twin sister, Bobbie Renfroe; several nieces and a nephew.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that the memorials be sent to the Sul Ross ANRS & Rodeo Exes Association, run by Bill McAnally, P.O. Box 539, Fort Stockton, Texas. 79735 or San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Foundation, 200 West 43rd St., San Angelo, Tx. 76903.

The Preddy Funeral Home of Ozona is in charge of the arrangements.

Mike Garcia

Mike Campos Garcia, 23, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2008.

Mass will be celebrated at noon on Saturday, July 26, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born December 2, 1984 in Pecos, he was an oil field worker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Garcia was preceded in death by his father, Miguel Garcia.

Survivors include his wife, Lilah Rodríguez de Pecos; his mother, Dora Campos Garcia de Pecos; a son, Isaac Garcia de Pecos; two daughters, Mariah and Unique Garcia; her grandparents, Enrique and Teresa Campos and Ramona García de Pecos; two brothers, Brian and Matthew Garcia of Pecos and a nephew, Ethan Garcia of Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn Davidson

Evelyn Mickey Davidson went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 17, 2008, after a brief illness.

He was born in Wharton to Tommy and Annie Lee Jackson. In 1941, his grandparents Dan and Mattie Ephriam brought the entire family to West Texas, where he grew up. He got married and had three children. In 1958, she and her children moved to Houston, where she was educated and married her second husband, Henry T90 Davidson.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Henry; daughters, Jeanette Swaim and Cassie Davidson Gauthier and husband Leon; sons, Billy Swain, Tommy Wilson and Eric Davidson and wife Monica; grandchildren, Lynette Bush, Dementrice Lewis and husband, Marcesa; Billy Dancy, Talita Hite, Sante Hite, Brandon Wilson; three great-grandchildren, all from Houston. Her aunt Marjorie Horton and numerous family and friends in Pecos.

Evelyn Mickey Davidson loved life and lived it to the fullest. Her beautiful smile will be missed by everyone who knew her.

The vigil will take place from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. m. on Thursday, July 24 at St. Emmanuel, 2318 Sampson St. in Houston.

The burial will be on Saturday, July 26, at 11 am. m. at Pecos Funeral Home with Rev. Leon Jackson of Houston officiating.

Nicholas Diaz

Nickolaus Diaz, 83, of Pecos, died on Saturday, July 19, 2008 in Pecos.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm. m. on Tuesday, July 22, at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born December 6, 1924 in Pecos, he was retired, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Antonio Melendez

Antonio F. Melendez, 83, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Hospice House in Odessa.

Mass will be celebrated at noon on Friday, July 25, at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born April 14, 1925 in Ruidosa, Tx., he was a mechanic, served in the United States Air Force, was a longtime resident of Pecos, and was Catholic.

Survivors include two sons, Gilbert and Frank L. Melendez of Austin; five daughters, Elia Salcido of Midland, Oralia Weiser of La Crecenta, California, Yolanda Zuniga, Ysela Rodriguez of Abilene, Lupe Rodriguez of Pecos; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cristobal Morgan

Christopher Ryan Morgan, 28, of Pecos, died on Monday, July 21, 2008 at a Lubbock hospital.

The visitation will be carried out from 13:00 to 13:00. m., at Geeslin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm. m., with interment at Elm Grove Cemetery officiated by Dr. Paul Lister.

He was born on December 21, 1979 in Alpine to Freddie Doyle Morgan and Teresa Chavez Morgan.

Survivors include his parents, Freddie Doyle Morgan of Pecos and Teresa Chavez Morgan of Alpine and a brother, Jeffery Wayne Chavez of Alpine.

The Alpine Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Maria Del Refugio Rivera Chavez, 78, of Pecos, died on Friday, July 18, 2008 in Lubbock.

Mass was held at 6 pm. m., Monday, July 21, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born June 27, 1930 in Michoacán, Mexico, she was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Chávez was preceded in death by his mother, Guadalupe Chávez.

Survivors include a son, Juan Artiaga, of Washington; two daughters, Socorro Artiaga of Mexicali, Baja, California, Luz María Munoz of Pecos; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Rosa C. Fuentez, 83, of Balmorhea, died Thursday, July 17, at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m., Monday, July 21, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born May 28, 1925 in Alice, Texas, she was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Balmorhea, and Catholic.

Fuentez was preceded in death by his countrymen, Presiliano and Rosa Castillo; one net, Warrant Officer Johnny Mata; Genaro, Luis and Paul Castillo, Lupe Marquez and Claudia Barraza.

Survivors include three sons, José Núñez de Lake, El Señor, California, Julián Fuentez de Balmorhea, Ismael Rodríguez de Pecos; two daughters, Elvira Mata de Pecos, Virginia Olivas de Odessa; 23 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Juan Manuel Ortiz, an infant, died on Saturday, July 19, 2008 in Odessa.

He was born on July 19 in Odessa and was a Catholic.

Mass will be held at noon on Wednesday 23 July at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Barstow, with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Ruben Ortiz and Melissa Hodges of Barstow; grandparents, Javier Ortiz of Toyah, Bertha Beasley of Zeblin, N.C., Tony Hodges of Bowie, Tx., Darlene Hodges of Barstow; a brother, Ruben Ortiz Jr. from Barstow.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Rodriguez

Roberto Rodriguez, 55, of Pecos, died on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

From 10:00 a mass will be held in the chapel. m., Tuesday, July 22, at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home Chapel with Burial at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born in Pecos, worked in the culinary business, was a lifetime resident of Pecos, and is a Jehovah's Witness.

Rodriguez was preceded in death by his parents, Cruz Rodriguez and Apolonia Flores Rodriguez.

Survivors include two sons, Jeremy and Matthew Rodriguez from Pecos; a daughter, Jennifer Rodriguez of Pecos; four brothers, Rodolfo and Melchor Rodriguez from Pecos, Ruben and Javier Rodriguez from Odessa; four sisters, Raquel Rodríguez, Prissy Paz de Pecos, Hilda Rodríguez de Barstow and Leticia Rodríguez de Pasadena.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Carmela Hinojos

Carmela Baeza Hinojos, 68, of Balmorhea, died on Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Home Hospice House in Odessa.

There will be mass at 10 am. m. Saturday, July 19 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born April 7, 1940 in Balmorhea, she was a domestic and Catholic.

Hinojos was preceded in death by his parents, José and Margarita Baeza; a brother, Danny Baeza and a sister, Cecilia Ornelas.

Survivors include two daughters, Celina Baeza, Debbie Hernandez of Odessa; a brother, Pete Baeza of Balmorhea; three sisters, Petra Rivas of Las Cruces, N.M., Andrea Carrasco of Phoenix, Arizona, Lucy Galindo of Balmorhea; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Epimenia Patiño

Epimenia Navarrete Patiño, 78, of Pecos, died on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at her home.

Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 18 at 11:30 am. m. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial at Toyah Cemetery.

Born May 10, 1930 in Ojinaga, Mexico, she was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Survivors include two children, Manuel Navarrete de Pecos, Inez Patino Jr. from Goldsmith; four daughters, Vickie Barreno, Lupe Patino Ramirez and Janie Patino Ramirez of Pecos, Ydelfonsa Kitos Federico; four sisters, Cruz Navarrete, María Gutiérrez and Pila Gómez from Ojinaga, Mexico, Cuca Abila from Odessa; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Socorro Millán Rodríguez, 83, of Pecos, died on Thursday, July 17, 2008, at the Pecos nursing home.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Saturday, July 19, at St. Catherines with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born on June 15, 1925 in Marfa, she was a housewife and Catholic.

Rodríguez was preceded in death by her husband, Ignacio Rodríguez; a son, Pánfilo Rodríguez; two brothers, Charlie and Roberto Millan; four sisters, Estollia Jurado, Josefina Fitzgerald, Frances Conner and Barbara Ortega.

Survivors include three children, Leeroy, Tom and Ignacio Rodríguez de Pecos; three daughters, Olivia Binesh of Auburn, Georgia, Yolanda Matta of Odessa; Anita Rodriguez of Pecos; three sisters, Cinderella Garcia of Balmorhea, Yvonne Martin of Pecos, Diane Gonzales of Tucson, Arizona; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Patrick Salas

Patricio Franco Salas, 76, of Pecos, died on Sunday, July 13, 2008 at his home.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Friday, July 18, at St. Rose Catholic Church with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born March 17, 1932 in Pecos and was Catholic.

Survivors include a brother, Frank Salas, of New York, NY; five sisters, Trine Salas, Concepcion Vasquez, Victoria Orona and Mercy Martinez of Pecos, Juanita Hidalgo of Houston; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernest Salcido

Ernest Salcido, 60, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Hospice House in Odessa.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Monday, July 21, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born November 9, 1947, in Pecos, he was a seismograph worker, a longtime Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Salcido was preceded in death by his father, Felix Salcido; a brother, Henry Salcido; a sister, Eloisa Rodríguez and a daughter, Elizabeth Salcido.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Salcido of Pecos; two sons, Ernest Ronald Salcido Jr., Eric James Salcido de Pecos; two daughters, Carolina Salazar de Lubbock, Rossanna Mata de Pecos; his mother, Andrea Salcido de Pecos; four brothers, Felix, Florentino and Samuel Salcido de Pecos, Sebastian Salcido de Monahans; a sister, Elvia Salcido de Pecos; three grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Angel Hernandez Jr.

Joe Angel Hernandez Jr., 22, of Pecos, died on Saturday, July 12, 2008, following a car accident.

Mass will be held at noon on Thursday, July 17 at St. Rose, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 3, 1986 in Pecos, he was a lifelong Pecos resident and Catholic.

Survivors include his father, Joe Angel Hernandez of Odessa; his mother, Delma Campos Hernandez of Midland; stepfather, Gilbert Vasquez of Midland; maternal grandparents, Enrique and Teresa Campos de Pecos; paternal grandparents, Epifanio Hernandez of Goshen, California, Maria Morales of Odessa; two brothers, Israel Manuel Garcia from Midland, Eugene Marcos Hernandez from Odessa; a sister, Bianca Teresa Campos of Midland; and a nephew, Aiden Gutierrez.

Chargers: Peter Barreno, Joe Manuel Barrera, Jerry Hernandez, Miguel Ángel Jurado, Chris Rodriguez and Dago Rodriguez, Jr.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Buck Davis

You rarely find a Texan as faithful as Buck Davis. From the fullness of his laugh to the volume of his scream, he could make you feel the grandeur and grandeur of our great state. The saying "A heart as big as Texas" has never been so good for a man. Just as Texas influenced and empowered the lives of many people, so did Buck. His open, generous and fun personality rubbed off on everyone he met. Buck never met a stranger and was known to affectionately bestow indiscriminate nicknames. Some that we can remember are Baby Brother, Farmer Jones, Baby Boo Boo, Cisco and Benny. Whatever name he gave you, he won't hesitate to share his love for Jesus Christ with you.

Buck was born in El Paso, Texas on January 28, 1922, to Ralph Vernon Davis and Virginia Mae Ryan. In 1941 he bought his first farm in El Paso County. He later married Virginia Wrinkle, who preceded him in death in 1964. In 1965, Buck married Corene Sutton. They raised three children while working in Texas and serving in Rio Grande Ministry. Corene passed away in 1997. Buck never intended to retire because his love of the land kept him farming until 2002, when he fell in love with and married Margaret Stanfield of San Angelo. They were active members of the Quail Valley Baptist Church.

Buck is survived by his wife Margaret; son and daughter-in-law Brazos and Hope Davis of Iran, Texas, and their children, Hondo, Levi, Nikki, and Concho; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Donna Sparks of Goliad, Texas, and their children, Angela, Zachary, and Lyndsey; daughter and son-in-law, Belle and Shane Branham of Snyder, Texas and their sons Lakota and Sequoyah; plus great-grandchildren and an extended family that stretches far and wide as a result of his heart the size of Texas.

A memorial service will be held in the Baptist Retirement Center Chapel at 2:30 pm. m. on Saturday, July 12, 2008. A visit for family and friends will follow at the Centro clubhouse.

A funeral service will be held at Balmorhea Cemetery in Balmorhea, Texas on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 1:30 pm. m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Baptist Memorial Hospice at 438 E Houston Harte Expy, San Angelo, TX 76903, or Cal Farleys Boy Ranch at PO Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174.

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Ricardo Cook

Richard Gene Cook, 80, of Mentone, died on Friday, July 4, 2008 in Odessa.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 8, at Mount Evergreen Cemetery, with David Allen Smith officiating.

Born November 5, 1927 in Pecos, he was a farmer and longtime resident of Mentone.

Survivors include a stepson, Harry Hamner; three brothers, Willis, Ernest and Johnny Lee Cook; a sister, JoAnn Beauchamp, and two grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roberto Ortega, Mr.

Robert Ortega, Sr., 59, of Barstow, died on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be celebrated at noon on Wednesday, July 9, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be in Barstow Cemetery.

Born January 23, 1949, in Pecos, he was an oil field supervisor, a lifelong resident of Barstow, and a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice G. Ortega of Barstow; a son, Robbie Coach Ortega of Horizon City, Texas; two daughters, Maribel Martinez of Barstow, Cherry Ortega of San Angelo; six brothers, Arturo, Joe Turtle and Trine Ortega Jr. of Pecos, Armando Ortega Sr. de Barstow, George Luis Ortega de Odessa, Roy Ortega de Hondo; three sisters, Margie Natividad from Pecos, Crissy Renteria and Debra Ortega from Midland; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Ray Anthony Cameron, Sr., Monk, 50, former Pecos, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at his home in Odessa.

Services will be held on Thursday, July 3 at 10:00 am. m. at the Pecos Funeral Home with Fred Dominguez officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born July 3, 1957 in Pecos, was a member of the Church of Christ, moved to Odessa and attended Mission Odessa Ministry, worked at Big Tex Trailers as a welder and manager for six years. He rededicated his life to Christ in June 2008.

Survivors include his wife, Michelle Cameron of Pecos; his mother, Earline Cameron of Pecos; two sons, Ray Anthony Cameron Jr. and Thomas Davis of Pecos; two daughters, Summer Shanae Cameron Harlan and Maria Reyes de Odessa; six brothers; Three sisters; 11 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Nancy L. Thomas, 66, of Lubbock, died on Tuesday, June 24.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am. m. on Friday, June 27th at Smyer Cemetery.

She was born on December 3, 1941 to Lenard and Alma Mae Kerlee in Ramer, Tennessee. She graduated from high school in Albuquerque, married Raymond Thomas on December 3, 1971 in Alpine, lived in Pecos from 1968 to 1985 and worked at Safeway. He worked for Texas Instruments for many years.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond; a son, Douglas Thomas; two sisters, Modena LaCasse of Puyallup, Washington, Annie Massagee of Albuquerque, and four grandchildren.

The Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Juan Griffis

John Allen Griffis, 85, of Pecos, died on Monday, June 23, 2008, in Odessa.

Services will be held at 10:30 am. m., Saturday, June 28, at Christ Church with Fred Dominguez officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born November 28, 1922 in Marion County, Tx., he was a mechanic, a longtime Pecos resident, and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Carl Griffis of Alpine, Jerry Mac Griffis of Fort Davis; two daughters, Sharon Griffis Coody of Pecos, Beverly Griffis Hathorn of Pecos; two sisters, Kathleen Henry of Longview, Shirley Byrd of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edwin Stokes

Edwin Joseph Joe Stokes, 55, of Ballinger, died on Monday, June 23, 2008.

The funeral ceremonies took place at 2 pm. m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Ballinger with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ballinger.

He was born on October 14, 1952 in Ballinger. During the Vietnam War, he served his country in the US Army, was employed by the Runnels County Sheriff's Department for the past 23 years as a Deputy Sheriff, and served as Fire Chief for the City of Ballinger and Runnels County. He also served many years with the Ballinger Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his dedication to his work and community, Joe was deeply devoted to his family. He enjoyed spending his vacations and any spare time in Pecos working for his in-laws at the Wrecker B&B. On March 6, 1997, she married Eddie Jo Brookshire in Ballinger.

Survivors include his wife, Eddie Jo Stokes of Ballinger; a daughter, Sterhanie Sproul of San Angelo; two sons, Justin Stokes and Arron Ellis of Ballinger; her mother, Media Pearl Davis of Ballinger; a sister, Kathy Fritze of Ballinger; a brother, David Stokes of Ballinger and a grandson of San Angelo.

Lange Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eula Mae Wilson

Eula Mae Wilson, 89, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, June 24, 2008.

Mass will be at 11 am. m., Saturday, June 28, at Mt. Zion with burial in East Side Cemetery.

Born December 24, 1918 in Dallas, she was a homemaker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Baptist.

Wilson is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Wilson, and both parents, Ishmael and Clara Jackson.

Survivors include two children, Mildren Wilson and Patricia Mosley; two sons, Charles and Billy Joe Wilson of Pecos; 14 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Amonario Ramon

Amonario Peña Ramón, born December 16, 1940, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 21, 2008.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Elidia V. Ramón, three children and their spouses, Amonario Ramón Jr. and his wife, Norma Ramón of Lantana, Texas; Eric Anthony Ramon of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Aldo Ellis Ramón and his wife, Maritza Ramón from Austin. He has four granddaughters, Kendra Winkles, Deven Winkles, Ameyalli Ramon and Marley Ramon, all from Austin. He is also survived by his mother, Olivia Ramon, and several nieces and nephews.

He was born in San Miguel Tamalipas, Mexico. He immigrated to the United States in January 1961 and attended La Joya High School in Mission, Texas. He married Elidia Valenzuela on April 4, 1967. He began his career in the late 1960s working as a test pilot for the APG-Firestone test center and later worked at the Gibson True Value shop for many years. In 1987, he was elected Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 in Reeves County and has held that office to this day, serving 21 years. He also volunteered as a firefighter for the Pecos Fire Department for over 20 years and served as the department's captain and safety officer. He has also served part-time as a Pecos City District Judge since 1995, serving for 12 years.

His hobbies included boxing, cycling, gardening, traveling and home improvement.

He represented justice, fairness, honesty and sincerity with a touch of humor, not only for Pecos City, but for his loved ones as well.

He was an excellent father, a fair judge, and an honest jury to all of us. He was a loving husband, father and loved serving his community.

Services will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at noon at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. The rosary will be held at the Pecos Funeral Home at 7:30 pm.

Services entrusted to Pecos Funeral Home.

Alberto Bustamante

Alberto Bustamante, 78, of Pecos, died on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at his home.

Mass will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 24 at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born July 12, 1929 in Knox County, Tx., he was a retired highway construction worker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Bustamante was preceded in death by Manuel and Apolinar Bustamante; Ignacia B. Parras and Reyes Bustamante.

Survivors include his wife, Eloisa G. Bustamante de Pecos; a son, José Luis Bustamante de Pecos; a daughter, Magdalena Nena Gomez de Pecos; two brothers, Estanislada Bustamante de Presidio, Serapio Bustamante de Amarillo; a sister, Florentina Bustamante de Dumas; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

agapita candia

Agapita C. Candia, 74, of Pecos, died on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass was held at 2:00 pm, Monday, June 23, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, with interment at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Candia was preceded in death by a son, José Candia Jr.

Born December 13, 1933 in Aguas Calientes, Chihuahua, Mexico, she was a bus driver, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Survivors include her 60-year-old husband, José Candia; five children, Jesus Candia of Pecos, Sergio Candia of Austin, Rudy, Ralph and Gabriel Candia of Odessa; six daughters, Esther Acosta, Yolanda Rayos of Pecos, Alma Candia Montoya, Lilia Estella Garcia and Sandra Baquirin of Odessa, Lucy Yingling of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Teodoro Castillo of El Paso; a sister, Maria Granado de Alpine; 32 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

carmen rodriguez

Carmen M. Rodriguez, 88, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Texas Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Mass will be at 2 pm. m. Friday, June 20 at St. Rose with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born May 27, 1920 in Tucson, Arizona, she was a nurse's aide, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Rodríguez was preceded in death by her parents, Ysidoro and Isabel Matta, and her husband, Edward Rodríguez.

Survivors include two sons, José Guerrero from Odessa and Eddie Rodríguez from Pecos; three daughters, Berta Segovia of Pecos, Grace Sarabia of El Paso and Cindy Rodriguez of Abilene; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Monica Carrasco

Monica Carrasco, 32 of Pecos, passed away on June 12, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on May 8, 1976 in Pecos, Texas to Pascual and Delma Sanchez. Monica married Esequiel Carrasco Jr. on February 14, 1988 in Pecos, Texas. She was Catholic and a housewife.

He was preceded in death by his brother; Paschal Sanches Jr.

She leaves her husband; Esequiel Carrasco Jr. of Pecos, son Jonathan Carrasco of Pecos, parents; Pascual and Delma Sanchez from Midland, grandparents; Manuel and Rosa Jacquez de Pecos, grandmother; Ángela Sánchez de Odessa, great-grandmother; Maria Jacquez de Pecos; brothers; Joseph Sanchez of Midland and Daniel Sanchez of Odessa.

The rosary will be said at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at the Odessa Funeral Chapel. Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 am at St. Marys with the officiation of the Reverend Francis Frey. Burial will be private and at a later time.

The carriers will be Juan Antonio Sanchez, Pedro Sanchez Jr. Jose Carlos Sanchez, Jaime Carrasco, Saul Sauceda and Richard Aguilar.

Javier Garcia

Javier Garcia, 44, of Pecos, died on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Home Hospice in Odessa.

Mass was held on Monday, June 16 at 3 pm. m. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born June 28, 1963 in Ojinaga, Chih., Mexico, he was a welder, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Garcia was preceded in death by his mother, Martina Torres Garcia.

Survivors include his father, Raúl García de Odessa; a brother, Jaime Garcia from Odessa and a sister, Maribel Salgado from Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Cruz Llanez, 92, of Alpine, died on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at his home.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Saturday, June 14 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine with burial in Holy Angels Cemetery.

Born May 3, 1916 in Alpine, she was a housewife and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Felix Llanez Sr. from Alpine; five daughters, Elidia Mancha and Hortencia Ramos of Alpine, Lupe Acosta of Pecos, Eva Bustos de Blanket and Olga Cobos of Grand Prairie, Texas; a sister, Enriqueta Molinar de Alpine; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nephews and nieces.

The Alpine Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Geraldine McAlpine

Geraldine A. Hudson-McAlpine, 94, died on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, in Juniper Village in Lamar.

Services were held at 10 am. m. on Monday, June 9th at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar with the Rev. Ian Blacker officiating. Burial was at Wiley Cemetery.

She was born on November 11, 1913 in Bucklin, Kansas to James W. and Nellie Smith.

McAlpine was preceded in death by her mother, Nellie Smith of Pecos; her father, James W. Smith of Lamar; her first husband, Paul Hudson, of Walsenburg, Colorado; her second husband, Mackie McAlpine of Abeline; a son, William Hudson of Gardner, Colorado. and a sister, Gertie Davis of Pueblo, Colorado.

Survivors include a son, James Hudson of Wiley; a sister, Dorothy Hudson of Walsenbur, Colorado; five grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel em Lamar.

W. R. Oglesby

Bill Oglesby died peacefully at his home in Pecos this morning, June 16, 2008.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 18 at 10:00 am. at First Christian Church in Pecos.

William Robert Oglesby was born in Pecos on July 26, 1923, to John and Helen Oglesby. He attended local schools and graduated from Pecos High School in 1941.

Bill joined the US Navy in 1942 and served during World War II. He was a Navy dive bomber pilot in the Pacific. After the war, Bill attended Texas Christian University, graduating in 1949.

Bill married Maxine Lyle on January 30, 1948 in Pecos. They were married for 55 years.

In 1949 Bill and his older brother Jack established Jack and Bill's gas station at Old Highway 80 or Third Street. He worked full-time at the station for about 36 years.

After retirement, Bill devoted himself to his hobbies full time. At home, he enjoyed doing woodworking projects, many of which were gifts for others. Bill enjoyed spending the summer months in Colorado. He was an avid fly fisherman and loved sharing his hobby with family and friends.

An active member of the First Christian Church in Pecos, he has served as a deacon, elder, and trustee.

Bill was preceded in death by his brother in 1985; his wife, in 2003; his daughter Mary Oglesby Evans in 1999; and her youngest son Mike Oglesby in 2001.

Survivors include a son, Bill Oglesby of Pecos, and five grandchildren: Blythe Evans, Will Oglesby and Matthew Oglesby, all of Pecos, and Quay and Taylor Oglesby of Ozona.

The family requests that instead of flowers, memorials be held at First Christian Church or the West Pecos Museum.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ema Montoya Carrasco

Emma Montoya Carrasco, 66, of Pecos, died on Monday, June 9, 2008 at Home Hospice in Odessa.

Mass was held at noon on Thursday, June 12, at St. Rose, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born February 20, 1942 in Sierra Alto, Mexico, she was a janitor, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Carrasco was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Carrasco; both parents, Pablo and Julia B. Montoya; a sister, Yolanda Carrasco and six brothers, Domingo, Sixto, Felipe, William and Pablo Montoya Jr. and Joe Barrera.

Survivors include three sons, Tony and Michael Carrasco of Pecos, Jacob Carrasco of Midland; five brothers, Epifanio Montoya of Pecos, Andres Montoya of Crystal City, Texas, Tiodoso Montoya of Odessa, Benito Montoya of Garland, and Roy Garza of Richardson; five sisters, Elvira Mendoza of Crystal City, Ninfa Montoya Alligood of Pecos, Delia Montoya and Otilia Valenzuela of Odessa, Armida Rico of San Antonio and five grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Luisa Peters

Lois Mildred Peters, 75, of Pecos, died on Monday, June 9, 2008, at Reeves County Hospital.

Services were held on Thursday, June 12 at 2:00 pm. m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be at 10 am. m. Saturday at Live Oak Cemetery in Belton, Tx.

He was born on November 12, 1932 in Killen, Tx. She was a telephone operator, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Baptist.

Peters was preceded in death by his parents, Winfield Jack and Ruth Hamilton, and a sister, Morine Seibert.

Survivors include a brother, Jack Hamilton of Pecos, and a sister, Doris Miller of Defunak Spring, Florida.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Karol Gene Curcuruto

Pilot Point Karol Gene Curcuruto, 63, of Pilot Point died on Wednesday, May 21, 2008. He was born December 27, 1944 in Pecos, to John J. and Rosiabeth Stephen Curcuruto. He married Marion Daneice Burton on April 29, 1989. He served in the National Guard and was a member of the Rock Creek Bar-B-Que Club. He worked at Strawn Rental for over 28 years and currently works for the Pilot Point Street City Department.

A memorial service was held on May 27 at Midway Baptist Church in Aubreyón. Rev. John Theisen and Rev. Kenny Guthrie will officiate.

He is survived by his wife, Daneice Curcuruto of Pilot Point, son Jeremy Curcuruto Crow of New Mexico, daughter Karen Curcuruto Martin of The Colony, Laurie Charles of Oklahoma and son Michael Wooten of Kansas. He is also survived by his brother, John Curcuruto, of Austin, and his sister, Rosie Taquno, of San Antonio, nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services are under the direction of Huff/Slay Funeral Home, Pilot Point, TX

Jesus Alvarez

Jesus Alvarez, 85, of Pecos, died on Sunday, June 1, 2008, at the Pecos nursing home.

Mass was held at noon on Wednesday, June 4, at St. Rose Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born on July 24, 1922 in Presidio, Texas, he was a working man and a Catholic.

Survivors include three children, Guadalupe V. and Tony Alvarez of Odessa, Julian V. Alvarez of Pecos; two daughters, Rufina Suarez of League City, Tx., Emma Alvarez of Pecos; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jesse Hernandez

Jessie C. Hernandez, 87, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at the Pecos nursing home.

Mass will be held on Friday, June 6 at 2 pm. m. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church.

Born August 13, 1920, in Valentine, she was a lifelong resident of Pecos and a Catholic.

Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Rosario Rodríguez de Pecos; two granddaughters, Anabel Madril and Sylvia Seibert de Pecos; three great-grandchildren, Cassandra Madril, Jonathan and Matthew Seibert, all from Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Thompson Kingsbery

Doris Thompson Kingsbery, 83 of Austin, passed away peacefully May 29, 2008 at The Cottages in Round Rock.

Doris was an accomplished pianist, a dedicated Republican, a longtime member of Stephen's congregation, and minister at St. Martins, Austin, and also at Faith Lutheran Church, Georgetown. She earned her Master's in Library Science at UT-Austin and worked as a librarian in the Department of Philosophy there, and in later years worked part-time at the Georgetown Public Library.

Doris was widowed by her first husband, her high school sweetheart Theo Thompson, after 30 years of marriage. She is also survived by her second husband, Mr. E.G. Kingsbery, a longtime Austin resident and highly respected businessman.

Doris is survived by 3 of her 4 Thompson children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

The family will welcome friends from 4 pm to 8 pm. on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am. m. on Friday, June 6, 2008 at Barton Cemetery in Buda.

Donations can be made in your name to A-Med Community Hospice of Austin, 7800 Shoal Creek Blvd. Ste. 242 South, Austin, TX 78757.

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78705 (512) 452-8811. Online obituary and guestbook at wcfish.com

nelda ramsey

Nelda Ramsey passed away peacefully on the morning of June 1, 2008, just weeks shy of her 77th birthday.

Services will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 4pm. m. in the Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Box officiating.

He was born on July 5, 1931 in May, Texas.

She is survived by her beloved family: daughter Sammye and son-in-law Randy Risinger of Carrolton; son Les and daughter-in-law Lori Phillips of Orange; sister, Martha Ezra of Ira, Tx. and brother, Gerald Ezra May; grandchildren, Louis Phillips and wife, Rachel, Robin and husband Peter Sefzik; great-grandson, Jake Sefzik.

Nelda was a longtime employee of Security State Bank (TransPecos Bank) until her retirement. Nelda is in heaven now. Nelda, a true lady with so many special gifts, a strong gift for forming friendships that last forever, Nelda will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bill McMillan

Bill McMillan, 80, of Midland, died on Friday, May 30, 2008 in Midland, Texas.

The visitation will be on Sunday, from 17:00 to 19:00. m. at Johnsons Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10am on Monday, June 2nd at Southgate Church of Christ. The Masonic grave will remain at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.

Bill McMillan took his first breath in Carbon County on January 10, 1928. He and his family later moved to San Angelo, Texas, where he spent the first few years of his life.

There he was known to be interested in speedboats and car racing. From there, at the age of 16, he joined the Navy, where he served on the U.S.S. Higbee. After returning from the Navy, he met Jo Ella Massey. They were married soon after, on November 16, 1948. They lived in San Angelo for a short time where they had a son, Olin. They later moved to Pecos, Texas where they had a daughter, Melody. They made Pecos their home for 52 years on a farm on Duval Rd. Furthermore, Bill was initiated as an Enter apprentice on July 22, 1960. He transitioned to Fellow Craft on July 18, 1961. A few months later, on September 19, 1941, he was promoted to a sublime grade. A few years after moving to Pecos, Bill was baptized at Christ Church in El Paso, Texas. In Pecos, Bill became the owner of Big M Well Service. On April 19 and 19, 1980, he became a 32nd degree Scottish Rite in Lubbock, Texas, in addition to being a Shriner. Bill continued to work for many years, then retired in 1991.

After retirement he and his wife enjoyed many fishing trips to Balmorhea, High Bridge and Concho River. In 2006 they moved to Midland, Texas. There, Bill and Jo spent many hours together going to and from dialysis. Shortly after, he fell ill, Bill took his last breath and passed away.

W. H. McMillan survived by: wife of 59 years, Jo Ella McMillan; their son, Olin McMillan and his wife, Jackie McMillan; and their daughter, Melody Thomason and her husband Vince Thomason; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer Drummond and husband Mike Drummond, Bryce Thomason and wife Leigh Thomason and Brittany Thomason; 3 great-grandchildren Madigan Drummond, Macie Drummond and Riley Thomason.

The family requests that memorials be held at Shriners Childrens Hospital.

Caroline Benavides

Carolina Lozano Benavides, of Ft. Stockton, died on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at Hospice House in Odessa.

The rosary will be at 5:30 pm. m. on Friday and the funeral mass will be held at 2 pm. m. Saturday at St. Agnes in Ft. Stockton. Burial will follow at São José Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Manuel Benavides of Ft. Stockton; two sons, Charles Benavides of Goliad, Tx., Michael Benavides of Pecos; a daughter, Carol Benavides of Ft. Stockton; two brothers, Robert Lozano and Frank Lozano, Jr., from Odessa; four sisters, Hope Fenton of Odessa, Mary Ellen Ibarra of Ft. Stockton, Marcela Aranda de Ft. Davis and Rachel Venne of Dallas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Jaime Marrufo

Jaime A. Marrufo, 42, of Monahans died Friday, May 23, 2008 at UMC in Lubbock, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Monday, May 26, at the Martinez-Smith & Miller Funerary Chapel, with Father Fabián Rodríguez officiating. Burial took place at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Services entrusted to Martinez-Smith & Miller Funeral Chapel & Crematory.

Mr. Marrufo was born on September 16, 1965 in Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico. He was a truck driver.

He was a wonderful and loving husband, father and friend who will be greatly missed by all. He was always willing to help someone in need without expecting anything in return. Everything he did was out of the goodness of his heart, because he loved to see people happy. He was a man with a big heart that allowed him to be strong for everyone in need. He was the rock and the foundation of our family and a person everyone looked up to. We have a lot to thank him for, without him we wouldn't be who we are today. He taught us that values ​​and hard work would always get him through difficult times and he would always hold his family in high regard. We can't wait until the day we see you again and give you hugs and kisses and be together as a family once more. The promise in scripture John 5:28, 29 will keep us strong and help us endure.

Mr. Maruffo is survived by his wife, Margie de Monahans; children, Jaime Marrufo, Jr. and wife Mayra, Orlando Marrufo and fiancée Crystal and Joshua Marrufo, all Monahans; his daughter, Maritza Marrufo de Monahans; his father, Rafael Marrufo, Sr. of Monahans; a brother, Rafael Marrufo, Jr. of Carlsbad, NM and sisters, Antonia Gonzales and husband Felipe de Monahans and Bertha Porras and husband Carlos Ruben of Pecos, Texas.

Online condolences can be sent to msm_guestbook@cebridge.net.

Felix Gonzales

Felix El Rifle Gonzales, 64, of Pecos, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

The mass will be at 10 am on Friday, May 30, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

He was born on November 21, 1943 in Ft. Davis, was a retired automobile test driver, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Gonzales was preceded in death by his mother, Ramona Fuentes, and a brother, Frank Gonzales.

Survivors include his wife, Yolanda Gonzales de Pecos; her father, Ezequiel Gonzales de Pecos; three daughters, Carolina and Julia Gonzales and Maggie G. Argumaniz of Pecos; a brother, Pablo Gonzales de Pecos; a sister, Socorro G. Vasquez of Tucson, Arizona. and two grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Robert Eugene Haley died on Saturday, May 4, 2008.

The wake will be held at 10:30 am. m., Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at Haley Ranch Cemetery with Pastor R.F. Ford.

She was born on Tuesday, October 2, 1928 to John Furman Haley and Florence Mae (Trent) Haley in Pecos, TX.

He married Darby Crabb in Lovington, NM on March 21, 1952. Together they raised four children. A cattleman at heart, he has dedicated more than 75 years to his trade. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting, collecting stones and making jewelry. He was affiliated with the Free Will Baptist Church.

Those left to mourn his loss include his wife: Kermit's Darby Joy Haley; son: Lee Haley and wife Sharon of Brownwood, TX; three daughters: Sherry Bailey and husband Jack of Odessa, Darby Ann Mitchell and husband Billy of Midland, and Anita Janette Haley of Wink; a sibling: John A. Haley and his wife Stefanie de Kermit; 10 grandchildren: Chris, John, Matt, Jerold, Dawson, Tiffany, Kyle, Kendra, Miranda and Emily; and eleven great-grandchildren: Megan, Brittany, Hayden, Tyler, Alexis, Brandon, Justin, Brooklyn, Allysa, Macaela and Cheyenne.

He was preceded in death by his parents: John and Florence Haley, and a son: Dawson Trent Haley.

Pallbearers will be son: Lee Haley and grandsons: Chris Haley, Dawson Haley, John Mitchell, Matt Mitchell and Jerold Mitchell. Arrangements are made by Family Services funeral home. Condolences to the family can be sent to fs-fp.com.

Acres West Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jorge Riggs

George Frazier Riggs, 19, of Fort Stockton, died on Sunday, May 25, 2008, in Fort Stockton.

Services will be held at 3pm. m., Wednesday, May 28, at Christ Church, Fort Stockton, with Felix Knapper and Jim Miles officiating. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery.

He was born on April 10, 1989 in Fort Stockton.

Survivors include her parents, George Earl and Glenna Riggs of Fort Stockon, ViCindy Weatherman Riggs; her grandparents, Arlie Ray Weatherman, Gene and Wyonna Riggs, Bill and Dora Jean Wohlfeld; a brother, Casey Wayne Riggs, and a sister, Rheannan Englehart.

Fort Stockton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Reuben Ornelas

Ruben Ornelas, 44, of Pecos, died Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Wednesday, May 21, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born May 15, 1964 in Pecos, he was a lifelong resident, construction worker, and Catholic.

Survivors include his father, Ted Chavez of Odessa; his mother, Maria Matta Ocon de Pecos; three daughters, Breana and Sara Ornelas of Houston, Nicole Chavez of Hobbs, N.M.; a brother, Freddy Ornelas de Pecos; four sisters, Mary Helen Martinez and Joann Bustamantes from Houston, Delma Garcia from Odessa and Vicky Ocon from Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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June Elizabeth Royalty Casimir, age 80, died on Thursday, May 15, 2008.

She was born on November 30, 1927 in Ralls, Texas to Daisy Katherine and Jesse Lee Royalty. He grew up in the Lubbock area and graduated from Lubbock High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in History and English. After college, she married Jack Gibson Casimir on May 18, 1949, they moved to Pecos and turned 59 last Sunday. He served as organist at St. Mark's Episcopal Church beginning in July 1949 and continuing until the spring of 2007, when he was no longer physically able to serve in that capacity.

Survivors include her husband, Jack of Pecos; a daughter, Carol de Katy; a son, John Casimir of Midland; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to San Marcos Episcopal Church, 416 Plum Street, Pecos, Texas, 79772.

faye busby

Faye Busby, died on Friday, May 9, 2008.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 13th in Athens, Tx.

Born December 18, 1918, she was a beauty operator and treasurer for Loving County.

Busby was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Red Busby.

Survivors include a son, J.W. Buddy Busby; two daughters, Vivine Thomlinson and Norma Boyd.

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Ruido Noy Fuentes Lara, 73, of Pecos, died Thursday, May 8, 2008 at Hospice House in Austin.

Mass took place at 10 am. on Monday, May 12 at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial at Petrolio Cemetery.

Born September 11, 1934 in Ft. Davis, she was a homemaker, longtime Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Lara was preceded in death by both her parents, Mariano and Reyes Fuentes; two brothers, Johnny and Francisco Fuentes; two sisters, Josepha Tarango and Ramona González.

Survivors include three children, Orlando and Gabriel Lara from Pecos, Alex Lara from Austin; five daughters, Eva Castro, Ida Lara of Austin, Dora Ochoa of Round Rock, Gloria Galindo and Nancy Legarda of Pecos; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Sandra Kay Shorter, 43, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Baylor All Saints in Fort Worth.

A church service will be held on Thursday, May 15th at 10:00 am. m., in the Pecos Funeral Home chapel, with Lavan Scott officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen.

She was born on August 15, 1964 in Pecos to Frank and Ewillie Shorter. Her Christian experience began at an early age where she was united in St. James in Pecos until she graduated from high school and college.

Sandra moved to San Angelo and had her daughter, Lacee Lacy, and then moved to Fort Worth, where she had Gerald Lacy Jr. and became a member of the Rock Missionary Baptist Church. He worked for the City of Fort Worth for many, many years.

She leaves precious memories for her lovely children Gerald Lacy Jr. from Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Lacee L. Lacy of Dallas; her mother, E. Willie Shorter of Pecos; four sisters: Mary Beasley of Ohio, Patsy Shorter of Ohio, Alma Joiner of Lamesa, Lynn Shorter of Fort Worth, Veloise Shorter of El Paso; three brothers, b.c. Shorter of Pecos, Edward Lewis of Albuquerque, N.M., Cleburne Lovelady, and many beautiful nieces and great-nieces.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James McCormick

James E. Mac McCormick, 85, of Pecos, passed away from this life and went to his Lord on May 6, 2008.

Mac was born December 26, 1922 in Benton, AR., to John E. and Eva McCormick, one of 11 children.

In December 1941, he and Billie Ruth Wright were married for 65 years.

Billie preceded Mac in death on March 27, 2007.

Mac served with the 398th Overseas Engineers from 1943 to 1945 and was honorably discharged. The McCormick family moved to Pecos in January 1948. Mac was quietly active in our community through his service in various churches, Little League Baseball, nursing home outreach, and volunteering with the Ministerial Alliance, the Senior Citizens Center, and where needed.

Mac and Billie received the Pecos Chamber of Commerce Award in 1999 for their selfless devotion and commitment to our community. Mac will be greatly missed by many, but his influence and Christian example will live on in those whose lives he touched.

The visitation will be from 17:00 to 18:00. m. on Thursday, May 8, at the Pecos Funeral Chapel.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 9, at West Park Baptist Church and burial will be at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos.

Survivors include son, Ronny McCormick and wife Becky of Georgetown, daughter, Lana Watson and husband Jimmy, son Steve McCormick and wife Marilyn of San Angelo, daughter-in-law Marcia McCormick of Pecos, 10 grandchildren; James, Amy, John, Lori, Jennifer, JoAnna, Shawna, Riki, Pat and Kelly; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be held at the Pecos Senior Center at 119 S. Cedar, Pecos, Tx. 7977s.

The casket bearers are: James McCormick, John McCormick, Nathan McCormick, Steve Begay, Dwayne Dawdy, Matthew Lindemann and Tommy Jackson.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Seledonio Renteria

Seledonio C. Renteria, 88, of Mentone, died on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Saturday, May 10, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Granja Rentería Cemetery.

Born March 3, 1920, in Balmorhea, he was a retired rancher, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Renteria was preceded in death by family members, Daniel Levario, Consuelo Carrasco, Ramona Mendoza, Agapito Renteria, Maria Ramirez and Ysidro Renteria I.

Survivors include his wife, Hortencia Ramírez Rentería de Mentone; five children, Arnulfo and Alfredo R. Renteria de Midland, Reyes Dominguez de Kermit, Jose R. Renteria de Mentone, Ysidro R. Renteria de Pecos; four sisters, Delma R. Gonzales of Odessa, Sylvia R. Villalobos of Pecos, Senaida Cindy R. Polanco and Juanita R. Gonzales of Odessa; four brothers, Manuel, Efren and Cirilo C. Renteria from Odessa, Benino C. Renteria from Midland; two sisters, Cleofas Mary Rodríguez and Epifania Márquez de Odessa; 29 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eladio Salgado

Eladio Chuy T. Salgado, 78, of Pecos, died on Monday, May 5, 2008, at her home.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m., Thursday, May 8, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born January 18, 1930 in Barranco de Guadalupe, Mexico, he has lived all his life in Pecos, roofing worker and Catholic.

Salgado was preceded in death by a son, Raul C. Salgado.

Survivors include his wife, Felicitas C. Salgado de Pecos; four children, Mario, René, Adán, Amador C. Sal de Pecas; four daughters, Margarida Salgado de Pecos; Yolanda Salgado from Odessa; two brothers, Ricardo and Ángel Salgado de Pecos; three sisters, William Fennel of Pecos, Socorro Carrasco of Presidio, Consuelo Fennel of Kermit; 29 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jose Darpolor

Joseph Kelmu Darpolor, 50, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

The screening will take place on Thursday, May 8 at 1pm and Friday, May 9 at 5pm.

There will be mass at 10 am. m., Saturday, May 10, at First Baptist Church with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born on March 21, 1958 in Lofa Co. Liberia, West Africa, was a physician, lived in Pecos for 14 years and was a Lutheran.

Darpolor was preceded in death by his parents, Yarkpawolo and Korto Darpolor.

Survivors include his wife, Fatu Darpolor of Pecos; two sons, Joseph Kelmu Darpolor of Big Spring, Job Kelreen Darpolor of Pecos; four daughters, Korto, Josephine Kebbeh, Jo Maureen Koko Darpolor and Lisa White of Pecos; a brother, Flomo Darpolor, from Liberia, West Africa; two sisters, Beatrice Darpolor of Liberia, West Africa, Krubo Briggs of California; mother-in-law, Nancy Kroma from Pecos, and many other relatives and friends.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bernardino Anaya

Bernadina Anaya, 93, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 in Pecos.

The mass will be at 10 am on Saturday, May 3, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez.

Burial will be at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

Born May 20, 1914 in Gallop, N.M., she was a cook, longtime Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include three daughters, Enedina Mendoza, Amelia Contreras of Pecos, Carolina Casas of Midland; a brother, Vidal Huerta de Pecos; a sister, Reynalda Fierro de Pecos; 23 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Daniela Cabral

Daniella Cabral, four months old, died on Saturday, April 26, 2008.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Thursday, May 1st at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

She was born on December 8, 2007 in Pecos and was Catholic.

Survivors include his parents, Theodore Cabral II and Cynthia Solis Cabral de Pecos; two sisters, Arianna and Gabriella Cabral de Pecos; a brother, Theodore Julian Cabral de Pecos; grandparents, Theodore Cabral of Pecos, Dorothy Cabral of Phoenix, Arizona, Mario Solis of Pecos.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Martina Chávez

Martina Chavez, 88, of Pecos, died on Monday, April 28, 2008 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

The Mass was celebrated at 2 pm in the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Toyah Cemetery.

Born October 14, 1919, in Fort Davis, she was a Pecos resident, nurse, and longtime Catholic.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Ray Cedillo, Santiago Jim Cedillo de Pecos, Federico Cedillo de Española, N.M.; a sister, Betty Villescas de Pecos; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Geraldine McCormick

Geraldine McNeil McCormick, 78, died on Sunday, April 27, 2008.

She was born in March 1930 in San Antonio, married Harold McCormick, resided in Pecos for many years, and lived in Henderson.

Survivors include her husband, Harold McCormick of Henderson; four children, Jay McCormick of Quinlan, Tx., Cindy Phillips of Kaufman, Tx., Merrie Hammond of Ft. Stockton and Laurie Cobb of Gary, Texas.

Jesus "Chuy" Gutierrez

Jesus Chuy Gutierrez 82 from Odessa passed away on April 30, 2008 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Barstow, Texas. He was raised in Barstow and Pecos, Texas. As a young man, he earned his living by working in the agricultural industry. In 1958, he and his wife, Maria, moved to Odessa, Texas, where they lived and raised their family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria, in 2004. He was also preceded in death by his children Ector Gutierrez, Olivia Gutierrez, Manuel G. Chavez and Julian G. Chavez, and his brother Santiago Jimmy Gutierrez.

She leaves daughters; Connie Cheek and husband Royce of Garland Texas, Rosie G. Gutierrez of Odessa, Texas, children; Raymond Chavez and his wife Diane de Odessa, Jesse G. Gutierrez Jr. of Odessa, Rudy Gutierrez and his wife Robin of Odessa and Sammy Gutierrez and his wife Yolanda of Fort Worth, Texas, 28 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, sisters; Elena Gutierrez of Midland, Elizabeth Aguirre of Odessa, Virginia Valencia of Midland, siblings; Manuel Navarrette of Odessa, Albert Gutierrez of Midland.

A rosary will be prayed on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 7 pm. in the chapel at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 2, 2008 at 2 pm. at the Catholic Church of St. Joseph with Father Mark Miller officiating. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Casket Bearers: Jessie Gutierrez III, Ray A. Del Forest, Bryan Cheek, Sammy Gutierrez Jr., Johnny Ray Gutierrez, Ryan Del Forest Honorary Bearers; Raymond Chavez Jr., Paul Chavez, Julian Chavez Jr., Steve Chavez, Emanuel Gutierrez.

When I reach the end of the road and the sun has already set for me, I don't want rites in a room full of shadows. Why cry for a freed soul? I miss myself a little, but not a lot, and not with my head. he bowed deeply. Remember the love we once shared, I'd like to leave an echo whispering "Miss me but let me go."

Because this is a journey we all must take, and each one must take it alone. It's all part of the master plan, a step on the way home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends we know and bury them. your sorrows in doing good deeds. I miss you, but let me go.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. Visit our website at HYPERLINK "http://www.sunsetodessa.com" www.sunsetodessa.com to sign the guestbook.

george baker

George Bud Frazer Baker, 96, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Amistad Nursing Home in Uvalde.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm. m., at East Hill Cemetery in Ft. Stockton.

He was born September 1, 1911 to Robert and Eula Lee Baker.

Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Zinsmeister of Knippa, Texas; a brother-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

Rushing-Estes-Knowles, Inc. de Uvalde is in charge of the preparations.

edward rodriguez

Edward Evaro Rodriguez, 85, of Pecos, died on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at his home.

Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 29, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez.

Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born August 15, 1922 in Loving, N.M., he was a retired Catholic trustee.

Survivors include his wife, Carmen Matta Rodríguez; two sons, José Guerrero and Eddie Rodríguez; three daughters, Berta Segovia, Grace Sarabia, Cindy Rodríguez; two brothers, Alfredo Rodríguez, Efrén Rodríguez; a sister, María Rubio; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

billy kingston

Billy Kingston, 73, of Pecos, died on Friday, April 25, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

The wake will be held at 10:30 am. m., Tuesday, April 29, at Evergreen Cemetery.

Born June 29, 1934, he was a factory operator, served in the United States Army, and was a longtime resident of Pecos.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Kingston of Pecos; a son, Billy Joe Kingston of Pecos; a daughter, Debra Tonnette Kingston of Junction; a brother, James Void Kingston of Mason, Texas; a sister, Jeanette Sanderland of Woodward, Oklahoma; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Richmond

James Richmond, 83, of Pecos, died on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the Pecos nursing home.

The wake was held at 2 pm. m. on Wednesday, April 2 at Mount Evergreen with Ernie Wagoner officiating.

Born July 13, 1924 in Park Springs, Tx., graduated from Abilene Christian College, served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Stephen 5 Potter for four years, was principal at East Pecos Junior High for 10 years, and taught at Austin Elementary for over 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Richmond of Pecos; a son, Tommy Richmond of Big Spring; a daughter, Karen Richmond Baxter of Prosper; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sandra Avila

Sandra Avila, 48, of Lubbock, died on Saturday, March 29, 2008.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at 5:00 pm. m. at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

She was born on November 23, 1959, lived in Lubbock for 11 years and was a welder.

Avila was preceded in death by her husband, Randy Hernandez de Pecos, and a brother, Daniel Tarango.

Survivors include his mother, Gloria Tarango; her father, Alex Tarango; two sons, Alex Avila, Alfred Hernandez; three daughters, Diega Hernandez, Diana Tarango, DeDe Moralez; two brothers, Fred Avila, Daniel Tarango; a sister, Kathy Carrasco, and nine grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Miguel Garcia

Miguel Garcia, 45, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 in El Paso.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Saturday, March 29, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born August 6, 1962 in Pecos, he was a lifelong Pecos resident, seismograph worker, and Catholic.

Garcia was preceded in death by his father, Santiago Garcia; a brother, Vincent Garcia and a sister, Carmen Garcia.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Campos García de Pecos; his mother, Ramona Garcia de Pecos; three sons, Mike, Brian and Matthew Garcia from Pecos; two brothers, Ricky and Luis Garcia de Pecos; six sisters, Lorena Garcia from Madera, California, Juana Garcia from Paris, California, Josefina Abila, Maria Fuentez from Pecos, Melly Mocenson from Odessa, Rain Garcia from San Antonio, and four grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Enedina Morales

Enedina R. Morales, 66 years old, born in Zaragoza, died on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at her home.

Holy Mass was celebrated at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 24, at the Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Catholic Church in Zaragoza, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Pecos.

Born June 27, 1941 in Beeville, she has lived all her life in Zaragoza, a housewife and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Armando Morales de Zaragoza; three children, Jubenico Morales of Odessa, Ricardo Morales of Seaside, California, Jose Morales of Pecos; five daughters, Sylvia Harrington of Seaside, California, Annabel Ortega, Marivel Baca and Amanda Moorse of Odessa, Patricia Morales of Saragosa; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Fred Vasquez

Fred Ortega Vasquez, 52, died on Saturday, March 22, 2008 in Reno, Nevada.

Vasquez was preceded in death by his mother, Luz Ortega Vasquez.

Survivors include his wife, Teodora Vásquez; four sons, William and Mi Angel Vasquez of Reno, Nevada; Christopher and Jacob Vasquez of Georgetown, Austin; his father, William Vasquez de Pecos; a brother, Robert Vasquez of Reno, Nevada; three sisters, Janny Soto de Sparks, Jessie Vasquez and Mary Nabarrette de Pecos.

The Waltons Sparks Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Josefa Carrasco

Josefa Carrasco, 72, of Pecos, died on Friday, March 21, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass was held at 10:00 am, Monday, March 24, at La Primera Iglesia Bautista Church, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born March 19, 1936 in San Antonio, Tx., she was a homemaker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Baptist.

Carrasco was preceded in death by both parents, Ernesto and Monica Sanchez.

Survivors include her husband, Juan Carrasco de Pecos; two sons, Ernesto Martinez of Houston, Bernardo Martinez of Odessa; five daughters, Cecilia Santos de Kermit, Maria C. Samguey and Mary Arenivaz of Odessa, Josefina Samaguey, Agapita Martinez de Pecos; two brothers, Oracio Sanchez, Gabriel Sanchez from Reynosa, Mexico; six sisters, Maria De La Paz Sanchez, Juanita De La Sanchez, Maria De La Luz Sanchez, Felix Sanchez, Rosa Sanchez, Marta Sanchez, all from Reynosa, Mexico; 24 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

clinton glenn

Clinton M. Clint Glenn, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2008.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 21 at 2:00 pm. m. at Pecos Funeral Home.

Born September 16, 1938 in Coolidge, Arizona, married Marlene Whitlock June 2, 1958, moved with his growing family to Pecos in 1964 to start his own business, owning and operating Engine Service, Inc. ., with partner Jim Calhoun from 1965 to 1987, until Jim's death in 1987. Glenn retired in 2003 and moved to Midland in 2004, enjoying family, friends, boating and deep sea fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Hattie Glenn; his second wife, Linda Glenn; his sisters, Lorriess Kelley and Julie Cox and a brother, Virgil Glenn.

Survivors include their children, Kelly and her husband, John Bickel of Wilmington, N.C., Dennis and his wife, Patty Glenn of Dibble, Okla., Rhonda James of Pecos, David and his wife, Tina Glenn of Houston, Douglas Glenn and his stepfather . daughter, Candy Armstrong, both from Midland; her sisters, Frances Cartwright of Phoenix, Arizona, Elmerrita Sprinkles of Coolidge, Arizona; his first wife, Marlene Glenn of Pecos; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Ellis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

julian gomez

Julian Natividad Gomez, 77, passed away on March 19, 2008.

At 8:30 am a solemn mass will be held. m., Saturday, March 29, at St. Helen, 5510 West Cholla Ave, Glendale, Arizona. A reception will follow at the Catholic parish of St. Helen after the funeral. pasta.

Gomez was born on January 7, 1931 in Pecos.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Juanita Natividad Gomez and Jesus Gomez; an uncle, Juan Natividad and an aunt, Trene Natividad.

Survivors include two brothers and two sisters.

The Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Leo Della Hamilton

Leo Della Hamilton, 87, of Bryan, formerly of Pecos, died on Monday, March 17, 2008 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am. m. on Friday, March 21 at Fairview Cemetery in Pecos with the Rev. Woodard, retired, umpire.

Born September 19, 1920 in Loveland, Oklahoma, to John C. and Kittie Parnell Kennedy, she lived in Pecos for 54 years before moving to Bryan in January 2008 to live with her son and daughter-in-law. .

Hamilton was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Hamilton, and a son, William Ted Hamilton.

Survivors include two sons, Donny L. Hamilton of Bryan, Edward L. Hamilton of Midland; a daughter, Lilly Hughes of Midland; three sisters, Irene Arrington of Lubbock, Geraldine Lamb of Kermit; Kittie Dell Truitt of Lovington, New Mexico; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The Memorial Funeral Chapel of Bryan is in charge of the arrangements.

moncerat orozco

Moncerat Orozco, 46, of Pecos, died on Monday, March 17, 2008.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Monday, March 24, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

She was born on July 18, 1961 in San Pedro, Coyame, Chih., and was Catholic.

Survivors include his father, Librado Orozco; his mother, Elvira Franco; four brothers, José Luis, Benjamin and Jesus Orozco from Pecos, Cruz Orozco from Lubbock; three sisters, Manuela Orozco from Bariales, Mexico, Virginia Orozco Baeza from Van Horn, Gloria Orozco from Pecos; several nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Enedina Morales

Services are incomplete for Enedina Morales, 66, from Zaragoza, who died on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at her home.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pablo Patterson

Paul Patterson, 98, of Crane, died on Friday, March 14, 2008.

Funeral ceremonies take place at 2:00 pm. m., Tuesday, March 18, at First United Methodist Church in Crane. Burial will be at Rankin Cemetery.

Patterson was born March 28, 1909 in Gaines County, Texas, to J.D. Patterson and Noda Pollard Patterson. After settling in Upton County, he graduated from Rankin High School, received his B.A. from Sul Ross State University in 1935, and completed his graduate work at the University of Texas, Utah State University, National University of Mexico, University of Madrid, University of Buffalo, New York, and Geneva, Switzerland.

He served his country with the 12th Air Force in North Africa and Italy during World War II as a cryptographer. Paul married Marjorie Mixon in 1941. They were married for 64 years. He was a teacher for over 40 years and most of his teaching career was spent at the Crane Schools. He has also taught in Marfa, Sanderson and Sierra Blanca.

Retired from their respective teaching careers, Paul and Marge split their time between their homes in Crane and Pecos, and his early experiences as a cowboy are responsible for his reputation as one of America's most popular humorists. A renowned author, he has entertained many with his unrivaled storytelling ability and the sharp wit and humor found in his novels, poetry, articles and essays. As a high-profile speaker and storyteller

Patterson was reunited with countless loyal fans who gladly honored him with many accolades and awards, including the Founders Lifetime Achievement Award at the Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock, Texas. Paul was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award he received from Sul Ross State University. He was a former president of the Texas Folklore Society and remained active in that organization until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his brothers Ralph Patterson, John Patterson and Fush Patterson; and two sisters Blanche Patterson Holmes and Madge Patterson Howell.

Survivors include Rankin's sister, Gwendolyn Patterson Shaw, and many nieces and nephews.

Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

edmundo saenz

Edmundo Lujan Saenz, 64, from Odessa, died Sunday, March 16 at Odessa Medical.

Burial will be this Wednesday, March 19 at 15 pm. m. in Odessa.

He was born on April 4, 1944 in El Mulato, Mexico.

Saenz was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Manuela Quezada Saenz of Odessa; five sons, Edward, Gerald, Arthur, Edmund Jr.; and Sergio Sáenz, all from Odessa; three daughters, Olivia Alvarado, Yolanda Aranda and Patricia Saenz of Odessa; four sisters, Alicia Acosta and Eva Valenzuela of Fort Stockton; a brother, Jesús Sáenz, from Ojinaga, Mexico; six granddaughters and 13 great-grandchildren.

The Odessa Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

udil aldrete

Udil Aldrete, 61 years old, died on Wednesday, March 5, 2008.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 8 at South 11th and Willis Church of Christ in Abilene. Burial was at the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories.

Born July 3, 1946 in San Angelo, he was a retired truck driver for over 25 years. He married Lydia Baeza of Pecos in 1967 and they settled in Abilene. He was a member of the South 11th and Willis Church of Christ.

Aldrete was preceded in death by his brothers, Albert Aldrete Jr. and Antonio Aldrete; his mother, Olivia Aldrete; his sister, Gloria Dearman and his son, Johnny Aldrete.

Survivors include his wife, Lydia; her father, Albert Aldrete Sr. from McKinney; a son, Gabe Aldreth of Abilene; two daughters, Becky Rivera of Weatherford, Cindy Garza of Eagle Pass; a sister, Sonja Juarez de Merkel; two brothers, Moses and Ramiro Aldrete de McKinney and seven grandchildren.

Abilene's Elliott-Hamel Funeral Home made the arrangements.

Epifanio Hernandez

Epifanio Pifi Hernandez, 51, of Pecos, died on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at his home.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m. on Monday, February 10 at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born on April 7, 1956 in Zaragoza, worked as a seismograph, was a lifelong resident and Catholic.

Hernandez was preceded in death by both parents, Pablo and Ysa Hernandez, and a brother, Florencio Hernandez.

Survivors include a son, Jacob Martinez de Pecos; a stepson, Marcos Garcia; two stepdaughters, Teresa and René Garcia from Dallas, Catrina Garcia from Odessa; two brothers, Ramón and Oscar Hernández de Pecos; two sisters, Paula Payen and Estella Muñoz de Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

lynnette laser

Lynnette Lasater, 77, of Odessa died on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at her home. He was born on May 10, 1930 in Tulia, Texas, but spent most of his youth in Dallas. She was the youngest of seven children born to Alton and Edna Douglas. In 1945, her family moved to Pecos, Texas, where she graduated from high school. She attended Texas Women's College in Denton and Texas Tech University. In 1948 she married Frank Edison Lasater. They had four children.

A lifelong Texas resident, he has lived most of his life in Odessa and Midland, but has also managed apartment complexes in Euless, Waco, Abilene, Houston and Midland. She was very active in the Texas Apartment Association. In Midland, he managed Saddle Club and Polo Park Apartments for John Pass Investments and was office manager for one of her sons in various businesses. In recent years, Lynnette has remained active, working part-time in the accounting department at Whataco, Inc. and one of her other children in sales at Accent Granite and Marble through October 2007.

Lynnette loved West Texas and enjoyed recent trips to Fort Davis. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and their families. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed playing with her children. Her telephone conversations with her friends and loved ones were a special joy.

Lynnette was preceded in death by her parents, Alton and Edna Douglas, her brothers Woodrow Douglas and Townsend Douglas, her sisters Carrie Cowen, Jeanne Moore and Juana Jones, and her daughter-in-law Bea Lasater. She is survived by her sister Mary Francis Crow of Palm Desert, California, their children Frank E. Lasater, Jr. and wife Lea from Fort Worth, Ed Lasater and wife Jan from Odessa, Roger Lasater and wife Debra from Coalgate Ok., and Andy Lasater and his wife Karen from Odessa. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Lynnette has been a faithful member of the University Heights Baptist Church in Odessa for the last fifteen years. He loved his brothers and sisters in Christ. A memorial service will be held at the church at 10:00 am on Friday, March 7, 2008, with Pastor Cecil Maxey officiating. Burial will follow at the family cemetery in Mertzon, TX. The tour will take place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 6, 2008, at the Frank W. Wilson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to University Heights Baptist Church, 3737 Tanglewood Lane, Odessa, TX. 79762.

Services are provided by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.

Henrique Marquez

Enrique Marquez, 50, of Pecos, died on Monday, March 3, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm. m. on Thursday, March 6 at Greenwood Cemetery with Juan Palacios officiating.

Born April 17, 1957 in Pecos, he was a crook and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include three brothers, Thomas and Danny Marquez of Pecos, Gabriel Marquez of Wrange, Texas; three sisters, Margarita Beltran from Pecos, Gloria Jaquez from Monahans, Susana Guzman from Phoenix, Arizona.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maria Delma Terceira

Maria Delma Tercero, 66, of Pecos, died on February 25, 2008.

There will be Mass at 1pm. m., Friday, March 7, at St. Mary, with burial in the Mercedes Cemetery in Marfa.

Born on April 27, 1941 in Marfa, she was a domestic and Catholic.

Among the survivors are a sister, Minerva López, and a brother, Fidel Vásquez.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia D. McKinney

Virginia Dare McKinney, 94, former Pecos resident, died at Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad, N.M., on Thursday, February 28, 2008. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am. m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery, with Bobby Wayne Cook officiating.

She was born September 13, 1913, in Downtown and moved to Pecos in 1947 with her husband, M.H. McKinney. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, where he was involved in many ministries. He moved to Carlsbad in 1995 to be close to his son, Steve McKinney.

Survivors include three children, Dr. M.H. (Mack) McKinney of Yorktown; Mike McKinney of Waynesville N.C.; and Steve McKinney of Carlsbad, New Mexico; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Denton-Wood Funeral Home of Carlsbad is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeview Christian Home, 1905 W. Pierce St. Carlsbad, N.M. 88220.

Lilia Alvarez

Lilia F. Alvarez, 71, born Barstow, TX Died Chandler, AZ Feb 27, 2008 Survivors: One sister: Jesusita V. Lopez of Oceanside, CA

Two children: Bob Alvarez of Clarksville, TN/Elias A. Flores of Chandler, AZ

One daughter: Martha F. Alvarez of La Puente, CA

Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will be missed.

Allen morton

Allen Morton, 46, of Barstow, died on Sunday, February 24, 2008.

A religious service will be held on Friday, February 29 at 10:00 am. m., in the chapel of Funeraria Pecos, with Rey Carreón as officiant. Burial will be in Barstow Cemetery.

He was born on February 12, 1962 in Bay City, Tx. He was a fireman, a longtime resident of Barstow, and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Tammie Lobstein of Barstow; three sons, Jacob Morton of Odessa, Zachary Morton of Levelland and Alex Parmer of Barstow; a daughter, Brittany Lobstein of Fort Stockton; her parents, Donald and Joyce Morton of Pecos and a brother, Floyd Morton of Dallas.

Pecos Funeral Home of Pecos is in charge of the preparations.

cameron forest

Forest Charles Cameron, 85, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, February 19, 2008.

On Saturday, February 23 at 2 pm. m., a church service was held at Christ Church with Fred Dominguez officiating. Burial was at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born June 26, 1922 in Bloomington, Tx., he was retired from Pennzoil, was a resident of Pecos, and lived in Carlsbad for 18 years before returning to Pecos and becoming a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Earline Cameron of Pecos; seven children, Charles Henry Cameron and John T. Cameron of Wichita Falls, Glen Ford Cameron, Ray Anthony Cameron and Hiawatha Cameron of Odessa, Lawrence Wayne Cameron of Mississippi, Forrest Darnell Cameron of Las Vegas, Nevada; three daughters, Patricia Ann Shachelford of Tyler, Mary Ethel Mack of Arlington, Jonnie Fay Rawlings of Killeen; three sisters, Ethel Lee Simmons of Corpus Christi, Ada Mae Clemons of San Angelo, Pecola Herron of Rockport; 22 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

samuel lara

Samuel Chacon Lara, 78, of Pecos, died on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at St. Davids in Austin.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., on Tuesday, February 26, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at the Petroleum Cemetery.

Born November 24, 1929 in Pecos, he was a retired trustee, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Lara was preceded in death by a son, Elejandro, and a brother, Alberto Lara.

Survivors include his wife, Noy Fuentes Lara of Austin; three children, Alex Lara of Austin, Orlando and Gabriel Lara of Pecos; five daughters, Gloria Galindo and Nancy Legarda of Pecos, Ida Manor and Eva Castro of Austin, Dora Ochoa of Round Rock; three sisters, Estolia Ramirez and Genara Ramirez of Pecos, Felipa Grant of California; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Allen morton

Allen Morton, 46, died on Sunday after suffering an apparent heart attack at Avery Ranch, near Barstow. The body was taken to Harkey Funeral Home in Monahans and then taken to Lubbock for an autopsy.

He was born on February 12, 1962 in Bay City and moved to Pecos with his parents, Donald and Joyce Morton, in 1970. Since graduating from Pecos High School, he has worked in the oil field and at the time was a firefighter. independent . of his death He liked cattle, motorboats and music. He played bass in the Fat Daddys band, survivors include his wife, Tammy, from Barstow; three sons, Jacob Morton of Odessa; Levelland's Zachary Morton; and Alex Parmer of the house; a daughter, Brittany Lobstein of Fort Stockton; his parents, Donald and Joyce Morton from Pecos; and a brother, Floyd Morton of Dallas.

cameron forest

Forest Charles Cameron, 85, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, February 19, 2008.

There will be mass at 2 pm. m., on Saturday, February 23, at Iglesia de Cristo with Fred Dominguez officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born June 26, 1922 in Bloomington, Tx., he was retired from Pennzoil, was a resident of Pecos, and lived in Carlsbad for 18 years before returning to Pecos and becoming a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Earline Cameron of Pecos; seven children, Charles Henry Cameron and John T. Cameron of Wichita Falls, Glen Ford Cameron, Ray Anthony Cameron and Hiawatha Cameron of Odessa, Lawrence Wayne Cameron of Missippi, Forrest Darnell Cameron of Las Vegas, Nevada; three daughters, Patricia Ann Shachelford of Tyler, Mary Ethel Mack of Arlington, Jonnie Fay Rawlings of Killeen; three sisters, Ethel Lee Simmons of Corpus Christi, Ada Mae Clemons of San Angelo, Pecola Herron of Rockport; 22 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pecos Cook

Pecos Cook, 69, of Balmorhea, died on Sunday, February 17, 2008, of streptococcal pneumonia.

Services will be held at 3:00 pm, Thursday, February 21 at First Baptist Church in Balmorhea with Rev. Roy Byrd officiating. Funeral services will follow immediately at Balmorhea Cemetery.

He was born on August 25, 1938 to Ott and Edna Cook on a ranch near Luther, Texas. She moved to the Balmorhea area when she was three and spent the rest of her life there. He had a variety of jobs, from a cowboy to a truck driver. He retired from ABF Freight Lines in 2003. He never lost his love of farming, ranching and horseback riding. He loved children and children loved him.

He was very active in the community, being a member of the Toyah Masonic Lodge, Balmorhea First Baptist Church, Balmorhea Ag Boosters and the Reeves County Livestock Committee.

Pecos was preceded in death by his sister Wanda Stanley; brother Otto Cannon Cook; daughter-in-law Ramona Ashing Cook and grandson Christopher Cook.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Cook; son Cannon Cook; her daughter Christie and her husband Robert Lowden; sisters Juanita Rogers of Lubbock, Dolly Bryant of Midland, Vera Martin of Big Spring, and Linda Hall of Lake City, Florida; grandchildren Chance and Amber Cook; and great-grandson Christopher Cook.

In lieu of discounts, the family requests that the memorials be held at Cal Farleys Boys Ranch, PO Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rose Portillo

Rosa Luna Portillo, 64, of Pecos, died on Monday, February 18, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

Services will be held at 10am. m. Friday, February 22 at St. Catherine with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born May 6, 1943, in Marfa, she was a longtime resident of Pecos and a Catholic.

Portillo was preceded in death by his father, Ysabel Luna Sr.; mother, Ester Luna Montoya; stepfather, Pablo Montoya and brother, Ysabel Luna Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Antonio V. Portillo de Pecos; three children, Anthony Portillo and wife Bernice de Palacios, Alex Portillo and wife Yvett e de Odessa, Arthur Portillo and wife Sally de Odessa; a daughter, Laura Cordova and husband Martin de Allen; a sister, Mary Luna of Cloudcroft, N.M.; a brother, Robert Luna and his wife Rosa de San Antonio; grandchildren, Andrea and Amber Portillo from Palacios, Ashley and Alonzo Portillo from Odessa; numerous half-brothers, half-sisters, and nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rufus Spivey

Rufus Spivey, 64, of Pecos, died on Monday, February 18, 2008, at the Odessa Medical Center in Odessa.

At 10:00 a mass was held in the chapel. m. on Thursday, February 21 at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Greer Willis officiating. Burial was at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born June 24, 1943 in Loop, Texas, he was a mechanic, longtime Pecos resident, and Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Spivey; three sons, Robert Spivey of Pecos, Allen Spivey of Monahans, T.J. Huffman of Alamagordo, New Mexico; a daughter, Donna Hernandez de Morton; a sister, Barbara Jones of Altus, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

french camp

Frances Fannie Josephine Camp, 101, died on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 10 am. on Thursday, February 7 at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born November 6, 1906 in Deport, Texas, she was a longtime Pecos resident, employee, and Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Tommy Joe Camp and his wife Barbara of Clements, CA.; a daughter, Billie Brown and husband Bobbie of Odessa, CA.; brother, Billy Hammond of Clements, CA; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pecos Cook

Pecos Cook, 69, died on Sunday, February 17, 2008, of streptococcal pneumonia.

Services will be held on Thursday, February 20 at 3:00 pm. m. at First Baptist Church in Balmorhea with Roy Bird officiating. Burial will be at Balmorhea Cemetery.

He was born on August 25, 1938 in Luther, Texas on a farm near Big Spring. He moved to Balmorhea when he was three and spent the rest of his life in that area. He had a variety of jobs, from a cowboy to a truck driver. He drove for ABF Motor Freight for the last few years before his retirement. He never lost his love for animal husbandry, farming and horseback riding, he loved children and they loved him. He was a member of Balmorhea First Baptist Church and Toyah Masonic Lodge, a member and past chairman of the Reeves County Livestock Show Committee since the 1980s, was involved with the Balmorhea Ag Boosters, a member of the West Texas Trail Riders and has done many of the tours from the 4th of July.

Cook was preceded in death by his sister, Wonda Stanly; brother, Cannon Cook; daughter-in-law, Ramona Cook and grandson, Christopher Cook.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Cook; their son, Cannon, daughter, Christie, and husband, Robert Lowden; her sisters, Juanita Rogers of Lubbock, Dolly Bryant of Midland and Vera Martin of Big Spring, and Linda, her grandchildren, Chance and Amber Cook, and her great-grandchild, Christopher.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Cal Farleys Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas. 79174.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Gallego III

Joe Gallego III, 61, of Corona, California, died on Tuesday, January 29, in California.

A memorial service was held at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Pecos on Saturday, February 9, 2008.

He was born on September 30, 1946 and was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Jr. and Amparo Gallego.

Survivors include three sons, Moses Gallego of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Chris Gallego of Richmond, Virginia, and Jason Gallego of Corona, California; six brothers, Freddy and Alan Gallego from Pecos, Billy and Jimmy Gallego from Zaragoza, Tony Gallego from Big Bend, Sammy Gallego from San Antonio; three sisters, Nora Briceno and Alexa Gallego from Pecos, Linda Gallego from Zaragoza; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

lynne lewis

Lynne Lewis passed away peacefully from this world in Carlsbad on February 10, 2008, due to complications after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jessie Lynne Lewis was born in Lubbock on January 16, 1934 to Uzell W. and Anna E. Walkup. He graduated from Lubbock High School. He later lived in Waco and Muleshoe, Texas, Tucson, Arizona, Cloudcroft, New Mexico and Pecos, Texas. She and her husband John Lewis settled in Carlsbad in 1981.

If someone asked Lynne what her greatest accomplishments were, she would probably start by talking about her family's. She felt deeply blessed with a wonderful family, and that extended to her family of friends across the country. But her achievements went far beyond. He had a wide range of interests, and they continued to broaden throughout his experience. A wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she reveled in a lifelong curiosity about the world that she enjoyed passing on to her children and friends.

She has worked hard her entire life and her jobs have included being an executive assistant at the Pima Copper Mine in Arizona, Holloman Air Force Base, Sears and the Pennzoil Sulfur Company in Reeves County, Texas. She retired from Pennzoil as Director of Executive Training in 1994. She took great pride in whatever work she did and broke more than one glass ceiling when her innovative and entrepreneurial skills were recognized and she took on roles previously held only by men. She was a formidable businesswoman and managed many aspects of the family business from Cloudcroft.

Lynne was always civic-minded and worked with determination for any cause she felt was worthy of her attention. Woe to the indifferent policy that has not lived up to her expectations! She was active in politics and was very supportive of her husband John's campaigns to be Sheriff of Eddy County.

She was an accomplished artist and very active at The Artist Gallery in Carlsbad. He has received recognition in the form of numerous awards for his artwork, and his pieces are found in homes and businesses across the United States. He has worked over the years in a variety of mediums including oil, charcoal, pastel and sculpture in fabric, clay and bronze. His subjects were often Western, and works by him ranged from the serious to the seriously whimsical. He had a charming and mischievous sense of humor, and this often came through in his artwork. She loved learning new methods as well as teaching them, and several of her children are also well-known artists. He enjoyed the achievements of his friends and family as much as her own.

She is survived by her husband John Lewis of Carlsbad and their children Scott and Jane of Evansville, Indiana, Tony and Jeanette of El Paso, Tamara and Kelby Robertson of Wink, Kimberly Kay Lewis of Santa Barbara, California, Tia and Stacy Mills of Carlsbad and Deon and Jimmy Kempfer of St. Cloud, Florida. He had twelve grandchildren: Zachary and Lauren Lewis of Evansville, John S. Lewis of Greenwood, Jenny Lewis of El Paso, Ashley Day of Trophy Club, Texas, Amber Norris of Collinsville, Texas, Austin Robertson of Lubbock; Tegan, Cutter and Carson Mills of Carlsbad; Colton and Rae Lynne Kempfer of St. Cloud, Florida, and six great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jared, Braden, Laney, Ainsley and Kelson. To Lynne, a son-in-law or daughter-in-law was just another son or daughter.

Lynne loved babies of all kinds. Her children grew up in homes full and surrounded by animals, and she had no boundaries for cats and dogs. Over the years, she and John have bred rabbits, schnauzers, great danes, teacup poodles, quarter horses, Arabian horses, ferrets, hedgehogs and Texas Longhorn cattle. It was not uncommon to wake up to a calf, goat or deer in our living room or kitchen, as friends and neighbors knew that Mama Lynne could often raise a small orphan if anyone could. She has had a lot of fun these last few years with calves born on the family farm in the Guadalupe Mountains and her and John's farm in Carlsbad. He filled page after page of the ranch log books with descriptions of what a particular group of kindergarten calves had done, or what he had seen a curly-tailed cat do while filling a trough. And it was always worth reading.

All of this was just a part of his eternal joy in the life he lived here on earth, and which will no doubt continue in the life to come. Lynne left this world she loved with a deep faith that she was destined for a better world.

Lynne was, and her family will always be, deeply grateful for the support and kindness shown her by friends during her illness, as well as by so many wonderful people at Carlsbad Medical Center, Southeast NM Hematology and Oncology, and the Golden Services Instead of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Carlsbad Foundation for The Artist Gallery at Carlsbad for Young Artists Programs.

A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 10:00 am at Guadalupe Christian Camp in Queen, NM with Rusty Smith officiating.

Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

mary robinson

Mary Faye Robinson, 83, of Pecos, died on Friday, February 8, 2008 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at 2:00 pm. m. in Custer City, Okla.

Born August 19, 1928 in Custer City, Oklahoma, she was a longtime resident of Pecos, having worked at Anthonys and Williams department store, volunteering at the West of the Pecos Museum, and as a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. (Robbie) Robinson, a former personnel manager for the Duval/Pennzoil Sulfur Company and a longtime Pecos resident; a son, Michael W. Robinson of Pecos and a granddaughter.

The family requests that instead of flowers, memorials be delivered west of the Pecos Museum.

Ruby Jenson

Ruby Jenson, 95, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am. m. on Saturday, February 9th at Barstow Cemetery with Greer Willis officiating.

Born July 15, 1912 in Cooper, Tx., she was a homemaker and Baptist.

Survivors include many grandchildren and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

vera jones

Services are incomplete for Vera Jones, 83, of Pecos, who died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at the Pecos nursing home.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Milred North

Mildred A. North, 78, of Bell Road, Bremen, died on Tuesday 5 February 2008.

Services were held at 1pm. m. on Friday 8 February at the Hightower Funerary Chapel in Bremen with the Rev. James Green officiating. Burial was at Melrose Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on November 3, 1929 in Carroll County, Georgia, to the late Levi Arrington and Minnie Lee Bailey Arrington.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands, Calvin Smith and Junior North; daughter, Bonnie Sellers; son, Buster Smith; sisters, Dorothy Lee Arrington and Mary Arrington; brothers, Grady Lee Arrington, Floyd Arrington and Jerry Arrington.

Survivors include five children, Diana Dobson of Bremen, Patricia Zivic of Kennesaw, Denise Kellogg of Villa Rica, Wayne North of Pecos and Grady North of Villa Rica; a brother, Romie Arrington of Carrollton; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Bremen's Hightower Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

israel wright

Israel G. Wright, 32, of Pecos, died on Saturday, February 9, 2008 in El Paso.

Mass will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 13, at St. Rose, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born August 19, 1975 in Pecos, he was a lifelong Pecos resident and Catholic.

Survivors include his parents, Alfredo and Elda Fuentez de Pecos; maternal grandparents, Irene Galindo of Pecos, David Wright of Brownwood; paternal grandparents, Ascencia Fuentez de Pecos and María García de Pecos; two sisters, Deandra and Angela Fuentez from Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

french camp

Frances Fannie Josephine Camp, 101, of Pecos, died Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 7th at 10:00 am. m. at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born November 6, 1906, in De Port, Texas, he was a clerk, a longtime Pecos resident, and a Baptist.

Survivors include two children, Tommy Joe Camp and wife Barbara of Clements, CA., Billie Brown and wife, Bobbie of Odessa, CA.; a brother, Billy Hammond of Clements, CA.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Herminia Dutchover

Herminia Dutchover, 88, of Balmorhea, died on Monday, February 4, 2008 at Hospice House in Odessa.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Thursday, February 7 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Balmorhea with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born August 7, 1919 in Balmorhea, she was a housewife, a lifelong resident of Balmorhea, and a Catholic.

Dutchover was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Selsa Valdez.

Survivors include six children, Baldezar V., Willie V., Fred V. and Joe V. Dutchover of Odessa, Ismael V. and Chato V. Dutchover of Balmorhea; six daughters, Benita Anchondo and Carmela Gomez of Balmorhea, Eliser Martinez of Victoria, Erlinda Carrasco and Hortencia Esparza of Odessa, Maria Elena Rodriguez of Midland; two brothers, Mike and Hildo Valdez of Loving, N.M.; two sisters, Ernestina Armendáriz and Amelia Franco de Loving, N.M.; 42 grandchildren; 102 great-grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

eddie walker

Services are incomplete for Eddie B. Walker, 86, who died on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at West Houston Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Walker, the son of the late Lee and Roberta Robinson, was born on September 13, 1912 in Cushing, Texas, Nachogdoches County.

Due to the untimely death of his parents, Eddie was raised by his brother, Lee Petty. In the early 1900s, African-American children could only attend school seasonally. When Eddie attended school, he went to Cushing.

He met and married Alice M. Wallace of Jacksonville, Tx. Nine children were created for this union. Eddie moved his family to West Texas in 1952 in search of better job opportunities. He started working at an oil refinery in Odessa. He later held numerous other positions in the industry, including West Texas Cotton Gin, Pecos City Janitorial Services, and eventually Automotive Testing Track. Eddie retired from Testing Track in 1978, aged 65.

Eddie joined St. James under the leadership of Reverend R.M. Montgomery. He served as a faithful Sunday school treasurer; member of the Board of Trustees; and part of the Brotherhood. Eddie was also a member of the West Texas Masonic Lodge, where he held the office of Member of Parliament.

Walker was preceded in death by his wife, four sons and three daughters.

He leaves to guard his memory a daughter, Velmon J. Hundley of Killeen and a son, Robert Lee Walker of Stafford. He has a string of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one of whom he and his wife raised: The Vonda Loney of Harker Heights. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and friends.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby Bradley

Bobby Easy Company Bradley, age 65, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at his home. Services will be at 2pm. Saturday at First Baptist Church, with burial at Mt. Evergreen, run by Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

He was born on October 11, 1942 in Texas; he was an employee of Enron for 22 years and its successor, Southern Gas, until his death. He was director of the Casa de Oración catechesis.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Bradley; a son, Eric Bradley of Odessa; two daughters, Janet Bradley of Pecos and Elizabeth Lyttle of Midland; five grandchildren; and a sister, Stephanie Ferguson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that the memorials be sent to the House of Prayer building fund account at Trans Pecos Bank.

Shon Kristopher Beck

Shon Kristopher Erasmo Beck came into this world on November 25, 2007. He went to be with our Lord on January 31, 2008.

Services are scheduled for 1pm. Monday, February 4, 2008 at St. John's Catholic Church, with Father John Lucido officiating. Burial will take place at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. A rosary is scheduled for 7 pm. Sunday, February 3, 2008 at St. John's Catholic Church. Services are under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services.

Survivors include her parents, Kristien Hall and Shon Beck of Arlington; grandparents, George and Patty Dominguez from Monahans, Mike Hall from Pecos and Madelyn Beck from Odessa; great-grandparents, Erasmo and Suzy Acosta of Pecos, Don Lee and Betty Hall of Pecos, and Mattie Beck and El Ray Beck of Odessa.

Teódulo Orona

Teodulo Orona, 73, of Pecos, died on Saturday. January 26, 2008, at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass was held at noon on Monday, January 28, at St. Rose, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born on February 18, 1934 in Ruidosa, Tx. He was a retired mechanic, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Orona was preceded in death by his father, Pedro Orona, Sr.; and two brothers, José and Juan Orona.

Survivors include his wife, Dora F. Orona of Pecos; his mother, Isabel Orona; five children, Ramón, Pedro and Rubén Orona de Pecos; a daughter, Angie Orona of Pecos; four brothers, Gabriel Orona of Dallas, Jesus Orona of Early Mart, California, Vincent Orona of Hobbs, N.M., Pedro Orona of Bakersfield, California; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

petra hurts

Petra Machuca, 84, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 in Andrews.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Saturday, January 26, at the Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born August 5, 1923 in Ruidosa, Texas, she was a longtime Pecos homemaker and Catholic.

Machuca was preceded in death by his parents, José and Balbina Chavarria, and a grandson, Elliott Garcia.

Survivors include six children, Eutimio and Martin Machuca Sr. of Pecos, Ascepcion and Domingo Machuca, Sr. of Odessa, Larry Machuca of Andrews, Jesus Machuca of Reno, Nevada; three daughters, Teodora Garcia, Ruperta Romo de Andrews, Josefa Contreras de Midland; two brothers, Lupe and Jesús Chavarria, from New Mexico; three sisters, Gloria Chavarria Fierro and Maria Chavarria Cortez of San Jose, California; Angelita Chavarria Acosta of New Mexico; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edith Fletcher

Edith Fletcher, 92, of Pecos, died on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at her home.

Services were held at 2 pm. m. Wednesday at the Pecos Funeral Home chapel with Woody Woodard officiating at the memorial service.

Burial was at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born on July 20, 1915 in Eagle Pass. She and her late husband, George, had farmed, trucked, and other businesses in Pecos since the 1940s. George died several years ago, and Edith remained in Pecos, where she enjoyed playing bridge and traveling with her many friends.

Fletcher was preceded in death by her husband, George Fletcher. Survivors include two daughters, Charlene Hayes of Pecos, Dorothy Fagan of Perkins, Oklahoma; two sons, Jim Fletcher of Midland, George Fletcher of Cedar Parks, Texas; a granddaughter; a grandson and a great-grandson.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maggie Jane M. Lanehart

Maggie Jane McKee Lanehart, 89, died on Monday, January 21, 2008, in Katy, Texas, after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 pm. m. in the cemetery of San Geronimo.

Born October 8, 1918 in Seguin, Texas to Jesse and Caldona Perkins McKee, she lived in Alpine for the last 18 years before moving to Katy to live with her daughter in September 2007. She married John Lanehart in February He was born November 23, 1937 in Carlsbad, N.M., and they were married 54 years before he died in 1991, a graduate of Barstow High School.

She is preceded in death by her husband John, her brothers Shirley Taylor and Jasper McKee, and her sister Wilma Scott.

She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Tibbets of Katy, Texas; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorials be held at Resolutions Hospice, 21720 Kingsland Blvd., 304; Katy, Texas 77450.

ruben morales

Ruben Morales, 70, of Pecos, died on Sunday, January 20, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, January 23, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born July 31, 1937 in Marfa, he was a retired production manager, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Morales de Pecos; five children, Ruben Eugene Morales, Jr. from Eagle Pass, Troy Morales from Dallas, Ray Morales from Pecos, Louis Morales from Venus, Michael Morales from Arlington; two brothers, Raymundo Orona from Pecos, Armando Morales from Lubbock; a sister, María Elena Saldana de Pecos and nine grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Aron Carrasco, Jr.

Aron G. Carrasco Jr. died on Thursday, January 17, 2008, at Home Hospice House.

Burial will be at 11 am. m., Tuesday, January 22, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, with Father Mark Woodruff officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors with VFW Post #4372 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Gardens.

Born on September 21, 1956, to Aron and Matilde Carrasco Sr. in Odessa, he served his country in the US Armed Forces and retired as a laboratory technician for the Ameripol Synpol Corporation.

Carrasco was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie, and a brother, Pete Carrasco.

Survivors include his wife Nina Carrasco; three daughters, Elaine Schnell, Annette Carrasco, JoAnn Reyes, all from Odessa; six sisters, Mary Hernández, Ana Rodríguez, Sandra Subia, Elsie Carrasco, Aurora Rivas and Yolanda Barela; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

socorro lopez

Socorro R. "Joe" Lopez, age 65, died on Saturday, January 19, 2008, at his home in Odessa.

Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00 am. m. at the Catholic Church of the Most Holy Redeemer with Father Bernardito Getigan as officiant. Burial will follow in the Garden of Los Angeles section of the Ector County Cemetery.

He was an oil worker and member of the Holdy Redeemer Catholic Church. He was born on February 7, 1942 in Mexico.

Survivors include three children: Jorge Lopez of Odessa, Francisco Lopez of Midland and Mario Lopez of Grand Prairie, TX; a stepson: Rubén Guzmán; two daughters: Carmen Lopez of San Angelo and Yvette Lopez of Abilene, TX; three stepdaughters: Maricela Guzman of Dallas, Becky Guzman and Diana Contreras, both of Odessa; and many grandchildren.

Emily Chavez Talamantez

Emilia Chavez Talamantez, 87, of Tucson, died Thursday. 17th of 2008.

Mass was held at 10:30 am. m. Monday, January 21, at St. Margaret Mary, 801 N. Grand Ave. Burial will take place at Holy Hope Cemetery.

He was born in Toyah but lived in Pecos for many years, moving to Tucson in 1968, was an active and official member of the senior center in El Rio, and worked for the Tucson Fire Department in a special program designed to educate families about using smoke detectors and what to do in case of fire.

Talamantez was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Talamantez; sons, Johnny, Joe and Gilbert Talamantez.

Survivors include seven daughters, Dora Pineda of Pecos, Alicia Marquez of Clute, Erlinda Lozano of Odessa, Mary Ellen Race of Saukville, Wisconsin, Anita Talamantez, Belia Robles and Rebecca Lock, all of Tucson; three children, Willie Talamantez, Jessie Talamantez and Jeffrey Talamantez.

At Carrillos Tucson Mortuary, Inc. she was in charge of two preparations.

Valerio Bras

Services are incomplete for Valerio Sostenes, 80, who died on Monday, January 21, 2008 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Manuel Galindo

Manuel Galindo, 65, of Pecos, died on Monday, January 21, 2008 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be at 3 pm. m., Thursday, January 24, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born January 20, 1942 in Balmorhea, Retired, Lifetime Pecos Resident, Active in the Pecos Light League for 35 years; he was the oldest altar boy at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, serving from age 14 until his death; an active member of the Pecos Downtown Lions Club, a longtime member of the Optimist Club, a radio host for KIUN and active in the community.

Galindo was preceded in death by his parents, Bernardino and Juana Galindo; a son, Manuel Galindo Jr.; three sisters, María Bersosa Casillas, Ramona F. Bersosa and Valvina Bersosa.

Survivors include a son, Ricky Galindo and wife, Diane; two daughters, Alvesa SiFuentez and husband Richard; Glória Campos and her husband Humberto, all from Corpus Christi; a brother, Robert Fuentez; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

ruth mayo ince

Ruth May Ince, 94, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2007, at the Pecos nursing home.

There will be mass at 10 am. m., Friday, January 18, at Christ Church with Fred Dominguez officiating.

Burial will be on Saturday, January 19 at 1pm. m. in Melvin, Texas.

Born October 29, 1913 in Melvin, he was a secretary and member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include three nephews, Johnny Carl Griffis of Alpine, Jerry Griffis of Fort Davis, Zurl Lee Ince of Abilene; two nieces, Sharon Coody of Pecos, Beverly Ann Hawthorne of Pecos and a brother-in-law, John Allen Griffis of Pecos.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lala Rodriguez

Lala Salazar Rodríguez, 75, of Coyanosa, died on Saturday, January 12, 2007.

Services will be held at 10am. m., Wednesday, January 16, at St. Joseph, with Father Joe Ueker officiating. Burial will be at Garden Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Born May 7, 1932 in Fabens, she was a housewife and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Ramón Rodríguez de Coyanosa; three children, Ramón Rodríguez, Jr. de Presidio, Pablo S. Rodriguez de Beaumont, Francisco Rodriguez de Midland; two daughters, Guadalupe R. Walker of Midland, Dolores R. Hernandez of Grand Prairie; a brother, José Salazar of Odessa; a sister, Lila Jiménez de Pecos; 19 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Martinez and Smith Funeral Chapels and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Smith

Kenneth Smith, 88, of Pecos, died on Friday, January 11, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital.

From 11:00 a mass will be held in the chapel. m., Wednesday, January 16, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. The burial will be this Thursday, January 17 at 2 pm. m. in El Dorado, Tx.

Born August 9, 1919, in Killeen, he was a heavy equipment operator, a longtime Mentone resident, and a Baptist.

Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Leona U. Smith.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Allen Smith, of Evansville, Wyoming, and a daughter, Dona Faye French, of Mills, Wyoming.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Juan L. Anchondo, 74, of Pecos, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. January 9, 2007, at Regency Hospital in Odessa. November 12, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. He was born on May 24, 1933 in Tierra Nuevas, Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Delmira R. Anchondo de Pecos; eight children, Francisco Anchondo, Beto Cruz from Ojinaga, Mexico, José Juan Anchondo and Cesar Cruz from Pecos; eight daughters, Rosa Holguin of Mesa, Arizona, Maria Alvarenga and Ivonne Hernandez of Roswell, Georgia, Ojinaga, Mexico; a brother, Bernard Anchondo de Pecos; two sisters, Merry Abila of Barstow; 46 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Grady Poe Jr.

Grady Ralph "Butch" Poe, Jr., died on Saturday, January 5, 2008, aged 61.

Funeral services will be held at Balmorhea Cemetery on Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at 2:00 pm.

Butch was born October 31, 1946 and raised in Balmorhea. He moved to Terrell County in 1980 and worked as a foreman at Oasis Ranch. He then moved to Sanderson in 1991 where he was manager of the Sanderson Wool Commission Company. The last few years of his life were spent in Mason Hill Country doing one of the things he loved: working with horses.

He was preceded in death by his parents Grady Ralph Poe, Sr. and Cora Christine "Teenie" Moore Poe.

Survivors include a son, James Timothy Poe of Sanderson; a daughter, Julie Beth Poe Hawkins and two sisters, Alberta Titus and Cora Edna McDonald, both of Victoria, Texas.

The family is requesting memorial donations to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Clarence Cox

Clarence E. Cox, died on Sunday, January 7, 2008, at Reeves County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 am. m. at North Temple Baptist Church. The burial will be this Thursday at 14 pm. m. in Levite, Texas.

Cox was born on July 12, 1924, in Arnet, Texas, to Lee and Bertha Cox. He served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corp. stationed in North Africa. On December 20, 1947, she married Robbie Murry in Waco, worked as a mechanic and served in Pecos City for 30 years before retiring in 1986. She served the Lord as a deacon at North Temple Baptist Church, loved country music and gospel. , and enjoyed playing the violin and guitar. She was a member of the Pecos Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department for over 20 years.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Robbie Murry Cox; two children, Douglas Cox of Pecos, Cloyce Cox of Brownwood; a daughter, Lois Roach of Pecos; a brother, Frank Cox of Odessa; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

elsa daniel

Daniel, longtime Pecos resident, Elsie Caywood MRS DAN, passed away on January 5, 2008 at Signature Point on the Lake in Dallas, Texas, aged 93. Funeral services will be held at Monahans Cemetery on Tuesday, January 8 at 2:00 pm. m.

Elsie was born in Rockdale, Texas and later spent her youth in Lubbock. She attended Lubbock High, where she received Top English Student honors. At the same time, he worked at the Lubbock Café for his father. He then attended Texas Tech College for two years.

After this period in his life, the Caywood family moved to Monahans, where his father worked as a carpenter. During her time at Monahans, Elsie worked to lead the telephone operator for the telephone company there. In the early 1940s, she met her future husband, W.F. Dan Daniel. They were married on March 15, 1942 in El Paso. With Dan in the military, Elsie moved with him to different training bases. At the end of the war, the family settled in Monahans. Over the next 6 years, Ms. Dan welcomed daughter Kay and sons Ronny and Danny.

In 1955, Mrs. Dan and his family moved to Pecos. After helping Dan with his coin machine business for several years, they added Dan's Record Shop to her business in 1964. This is where Elsie excelled. She sold many Pecos residents her first 45-track album, 4-track tape, 8-track tape, cassette, or CD. In the late seventies, Mrs. Dan and Dan were the first to start renting movies in Pecos. Mrs. Dan took pride in serving all of her customers at Dans; however, she was most proud of her children and grandchildren.

While working and raising her three children in Pecos, she became a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was active in the Business and Professional Women's Club.

Elsie was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer Caywood and Eynon Caywood, and her sister Flossie Bingham of Monahans. She lost her husband, Dan, on August 30, 1984.

She is survived by her daughter, Kay Barnett, and her husband Jerry of McKinney; son Ronny and wife Jeannie of Little Elm; son Danny and wife Sandy from Frisco. Elsie is also survived by her grandchildren Shellie Barnett Wright, Jennifer Daniel, Chris Daniel, Bekah Daniel Day, Dane Daniel, Megan Freeman, Cortney Freeman, Dustin Daniel, Bubs Daniel, Alli Daniel Day, Kelsi Daniel, Brad Daniel, Mandy Baker and April. Baker. Great-grandchildren include Haden Wright, Logan Wright and Riley Day.

Mary Lou Ramirez

Mary Lou Ramirez, 67, of Marfa, died on Sunday, December 23, 2007.

Mass was celebrated at 11 am on Thursday, December 27, at the Catholic Church of Santa Maria, presided over by Father Rolando Fonseca.

Burial was at La Merced Cemetery in Marfa.

He was born October 20, 1940, a lifelong resident of Marfa, a graduate of St. Mary's Parochial School and a graduate of Marfa High School. She was active at Bakers Jewelry Store for 10 years before being hired by West Texas Utilities, where she completed 25 years of service and retired to become a housewife in Marfa. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary is an active member of the Marfa High School Band Booster Club.

Ramírez was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Adán Ramírez.

Survivors include a son, Michael Ramirez, of El Paso; a sister, Lucy Dominguez of Pecos; two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.

Geeslin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roberto Urias

Robert Esai Garcia Urias, 18, of Odessa, died on Saturday, December 28, 2007 at Hospice House.

Funeral ceremonies take place at 2:00 pm. m., Friday, January 4, 2008, at First United Pentecostal Church, 1700 N. Texas, Odessa, with the Rev. Emilio Bustamante officiating. Burial will be at the Ector County Cemetery, Los Angeles Section.

He was born on August 30, 1989 in Odessa to Robert G. Uriah Jr. and Brenda Lee Garcia, was a member of New Hope Church, worked at Oilwell Hydraulics, and was a student at Odessa College. He attended Permian High School and graduated from Pecos High School in June 2007.

Urias was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Roberto V. Urias Sr. and his cousin, Leslie Marie Gabaldon.

Survivors include his father, Robert G. Uriah Jr. and Mychelle T. Vega of Odessa; mother, Brenda Gudino and husband, Mario from Odessa; two brothers, Angel and Mario Gudino Jr. from Odessa; two sisters, Alexis Acosta and Thalia Gudino from Odessa; paternal grandmother, Olga G. Urias de Pecos; maternal grandparents, Concepción and Cruz García de Odessa; nine uncles; 10 aunts and 25 cousins.

The Odessa Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Vila Isabel

Isabel Villa, 92, of Alpine, died on Monday, December 31, 2007.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m., Thursday, January 3, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine with burial in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.

Born November 5, 1915 in Lajitas, she was an Alpine resident, housewife and lifelong Catholic.

Villa was preceded in death by his parents, Macario Hinojos and Severiana Alvarado; a brother, Santiago Hinojos, from Odessa; two sons, Elijio Acosta and Douglas Acosta.

Survivors include her husband, Teodoro Villa de Alpine; four children, Antonio Acosta de Lubbock, Erasmo Acosta de Pecos, Francisco Villa de Kansas, Tivorcio Villa de Odesas; three daughters, Petra Benevidez of Alpine, Mary Acosta of Midland, Rita Villa De Grado of Mexico; 50 grandchildren and 75 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alberto Hinojos

Alberto Hinojos, 86, of Pecos, died on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass was celebrated at noon on Monday, December 24, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez.

Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born April 9, 1921 in Ruidosa, Texas, he was a retired laborer, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Hinojos was preceded in death by three sons, Osvaldo, Armando and José Luis Hinojos and a daughter, Elena Hinojos.

Survivors include his wife, William S. Fennel of Pecos; seven children, Raynaldo, Benjamin, Arturo and Salvador Fennel from Pecos, Efren Fennel from Mildand, Jovenal Joe Fennel from Odessa, Luis Enrique Ricky Fennel from Odessa; three daughters, Ophelia H. Alvarado, Rose Elva H. Medrano de Pecos; 38 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dedrick Lyles

Dedrick Dutchover D.D. Lyles, 90, of Pecos, died on Sunday, December 23, 2007 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass was held at noon on Thursday, December 27, at St. Rose, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born January 24, 1917 in Ft. Davis, he was a lifelong Pecos resident, retired painter and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Antonia Lyles of Pecos; two sons, Robert Lee Bobby Lyles and Lyle Dedrick Lyles of Pecos; a daughter, Nyda Mae Lyles Juarez de Pecos; a brother, Robert Bob Lyles, of El Paso; four sisters, Edith Calderon of Pecos, Viola Poncio of Houston, Valda Orosco of Artesia, N.M., Eva Ella Lyles Whittier, California; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Manuel Moran

Manuel E. Moran, 89, of Pecos, died Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be held at noon on Saturday, December 29 at St. Rose, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born on April 22, 1918 in Guadajara, Jalisco, Mexico, a lifelong resident of Pecos, retired and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Ramona V. Moran; three sons, Miguel Moran of Long Beach, California, Juan Moran of Odessa, Victor Moran of Pecos; two daughters, Enriqueta Natividad from Odessa, Elida Juarez from Austin; Alfonso Moran from Qualican, Mexico, Juanita Moran from Guadalajara, Mexico and Maria De Jesus Moran from Guadalajara, Mexico; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Manuel Patino

Manuel Patino, 73, of Pecos, died on Sunday, December 23, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

The Mass was celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 26, 2007, at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born April 17, 1934 in Pecos, he was a lifelong Pecos resident, retired truck driver, and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Eva J. Patino of Pecos; three sons, Manuel Patino Jr., Robert and Danny Patino of Pecos; two daughters, Mary Jane Sotelo of Pecos, Belinda Adame of Arizona; a brother, Moises Patino de Amar, N.M.; two sisters, Catarina Gomez and Ramona Olivas of Arizona; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn Cooksey

Services for Evelyn D. Cooksey, 86, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, will be held on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at 10:00 am. m. at West Funeral Home in Carlsbad, NM and funeral services will follow in Pecos, Texas at 3:00 pm. m. Texas time. The visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at the West Funeral Home.

He passed away on December 15, 2007 at home with his family after a stubborn fight with liver cancer.

Preparations are being made by West Funeral Home.

Evelyn was born to Samuel Harvey McKee and Nida Dell Rouse in Graford, Texas, Palo Pinto County on June 27, 1921. She spent her childhood in East Texas and Mentone, Texas until she married Jimmie, James Monroe Cooksey II, on July 27, 1940. .

Evelyn and Jimmie were ranchers west of Orla, Texas and south of Malaga, NM for over 32 years and she has continued the family farms after Jimmie's death in 1972 to the present. She was a devoted woman in marriage, a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend to many.

In 1975, Evelyn married Jim R. Carr of Kermit, Texas. They divorced in 1986. They remained together until her death.

Evelyn is an inductee into the American Cattle Breeders Hall of Fame, a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a multi-year state and general election officer, served in the court system for countless years, avid leader of 4-H and mother of the AJRA for more than 10 years, President of the American Cancer Society for years, Member of NM Cattle Growers Assoc. and Cowbells and she was a persistent advocate of land conservation, a strong-willed Democrat and a very generous person, even to strangers.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Lester, and several other family members.

Survived by one son, James Monroe Cooksey III (Randy); a daughter, Joy Elizabeth Cooksey; a grandson, Matthew Allen Cooksey and his wife Brandy; a granddaughter, Audra Dell Cooksey; eight great-grandchildren, David, Cheyenne, Michala, Jaislyn, Briana, Hailey, Samuel and Mattie, all from Carlsbad; a niece, Pat Colson and her husband Larry, of Valdosta, Georgia; cousins ​​Polly Enloe of Lafayette, Louisiana; Louise Abernathy of Lubbock, Texas; Shirley Nash and her husband Buck from Lubbock, Texas; Doyle Rouse and his wife June of Gordon, Texas; Laverne Deaton and her husband Ken of Weatherford, Texas; Lloyd Lemley and his wife Sue of Possum Kingdom, Texas; Pat Eaton and her husband David of Mineral Wells, Texas and all of their families.

Chargers are Jerry Clayton, Tyson Mahaffey, Ernie Carlson, Billy Grandi, Tom Jones and Damon Spearman.

The honorary porters are Henry Grandi, Draper Brantley Jr., Bob Farmer, George Brantley, Shot Paschal, Paul Putman and their many farmer friends, neighbors and business partners over the years.

Jose Morales

José Andrés Morales, age 4, died on Monday, December 17, 2007, at the Hospice House Facility in Odessa.

Mass will be held at noon on Friday, December 21 at St. Rose, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born June 28, 2003 in Odessa, he was a lifelong resident of Pecos and a Catholic.

Survivors include her parents, Jose and Tanya Morales from Pecos; grandparents, James Patric from California, Karen Butler from North Carolina and great-grandparents, Armando and Enedina Morales from Zaragoza.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

catalina ybarra

Catalina M. Ybarra, 65, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 in Odessa.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. on Wednesday, December 19, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church.

Ybarra was born May 30, 1942 in Pecos, a retired cook, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Gilbert M. Ybarra of Pecos; a son, Gilbert M. Ybarra Jr. from Odessa; a daughter, Kathy Y. Lozoya of Pecos; three brothers, Félix, Domingo and Enrique Mata de Pecos; four sisters, Julia Contreras, Flora Ybarra, Anita Evaro and Vicky Ybarra de Pecos and four grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

charlene lever

Charlene Brown Platt Pray went home to be with the Lord and Father on December 19, 2007.

Services will be held on Saturday, December 22nd at 10am. m. at First Presbyterian Church of Pecos. Graveside will follow at Tamarish Cemetery in Grand Falls, with Glen Thyrion officiating.

Pry was formerly employed by the Texas Highway Patrol, and later by Dick Slack of Pecos, for 32 years. After her retirement, Colt Chevrolet employed her part-time at Pecos.

Pry was an avid bridge player and volunteered for many years for the American Cancer Society. He was also the Reeves County contact person for the American Red Cross as a contact person for military personnel for several years. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church for 50 years.

Pry was preceded in death by Russ Platt and Don Pry; her parents, Walter and Ollie Brown; three sisters, Ione Perryman, Bell Hummel and Ada Ryland; two brothers, John Brown and Howard L. Brown and two nephews, John Hummel and Joe Perryman.

Survivors include his son, Frank Platt; two sisters, Charlotte Wilcox and Inez Goff; nephews, David White, Walt Perryman, Wes Perryman, Dan Ryland, Bob Ryland, Ken Ryland, Brad Ryland and Steve Perryman; a niece, Jan Brown Watters; several nieces and nephews, great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jose Luis Vasquez

Jose Luis “Crow” Vasquez, 57, died Friday, Dic. 7, 2007.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Friday, December 14, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born on April 27, 1950 and was in the US Army from 1971 to 1972 and served in the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Lydia Vasquez of Meredian, ID; two daughters, Renee Vasquez of Midland, Amanda Vasquez-Renfro of Houston; two grandchildren, Alejandra and Noah Renfro of Houston; four sisters, Isabela, Sarah, Mary and Belinda Vasquez; two brothers, Alejandro and Jaime Vásquez.

Rubio Apolônio

Apolonio Chavez Rubio, 72, of Pecos, died Wednesday. 12, 2007, at Lubbock University Medical Centre.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., on Friday, December 14, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born April 10, 1935 in Pecos, he was a retired chef, served in the US Army in the Korean War, was a lifelong resident of Pecos, and was Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Maria R. Rubio de Pecos; seven children, Arturo Rodríguez of New Mexico, Apolonio Jr., Eulojio, Oscar, Aguedo, A.J. and Joe Angel Rubio, all from Pecos; six daughters, Delma Rubio Romo of Ft. Worth, Dolores, Sylvia, Crystal and Desiree Rubio from Pecos, Yolanda Rubio Vela from Pecos; two sisters, Isabel Chavarria de Pecos, Susie Hernandez de Pecos; 26 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Francisco Chacon

Francisco Chacon, 79, of Pecos, died on Thursday, December 6, 2007 in Midland.

Mass was held at noon on Saturday, December 8, at St. Rose, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born May 27, 1928 in La Mesa, N.M., he was a working-class, lifelong resident of Pecos and a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Piedad Chacón de Pecos; a son, Pepe Chacón of Quinlan, Texas; three daughters, Petra Lofton, Tina Trujillo, Connie Levario de Pecos; three brothers, Perfecto Chacon from El Paso, Gavino Chacon from Mexico, Jesus Chacon from Pecos; a sister, Lilia Quintano, of El Paso; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alberto Lara

Alberto C. Lara, 81, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at the Pecos nursing home.

Mass will be at 1 pm. m., Friday, December 7, at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial at Petrolio Cemetery.

Born May 3, 1926 in Pecos, he was a retired equipment operator, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Lara was preceded in death by her parents, Nazario and Refugia C. Lara.

Survivors include a brother, Samuel Lara of Austin; three sisters, Eustolia Ramirez of Barstow, Felipa Grant of California and Janaria Ramirez of Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosiabeth Stephen Curly

Austin Ð Rosiabeth Stephen Curcuruto, 86, of Austin, TX passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at his home. He was born in Tulia, TX to Robert A. and Sena B. Stephen on July 15, 1921.

Mrs. Curcuruto married the love of her life, John J. Curcuruto on September 14, 1942 and was married for 58 years before she passed away on January 2, 2001 in Austin, TX. They resided in Pecos, TX for 45 years before moving to Mountain Home, TX in 1986 where they lived for 14 years. She has resided in Austin, TX for the past seven and a half years with her son and daughter-in-law, John Robert and Carol A. Curcuruto.

She has been active in the church all her life, being a member of churches in Pecos, Kerrville and Austin, most recently as a member of Southwest Christian Church, Austin, TX.

Preceding her in death are her parents and husband; a twin sister, Elizabeth Dyer of Pecos, TX, and a sister, Bobbie Layton of Odessa, TX.

Surviving Rosiabeth are her beloved children. Children, John Robert Curcuruto of Austin, TX and Karol Gene Curcuruto of Pilot Point, TX; their daughter, Rose Marie Taquino of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Sena Ray Brownlee of Pecos, TX; twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and a host of loving friends, neighbors, and her church family.

Open tours will take place before the services. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 10:00 am at the Mission Funeral Home-Serenity Chapel, 6204 South First Street, Austin, TX 78745, with Pastor Phil Landrum officiating. Funeral services will follow on Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 4:00 pm at Sunset Cemetery, Mountain Home, Texas, with Pastor Clark Ford officiating.

In lieu of flower arrangements, the family requests that memorials be made in Rosiabeth's name to Southwest Christian Church, 10205 Brodie Lane, Austin, TX 78748.

The family invites you to leave a message or remembrance on the HYPERLINK "http://www.kerrvillefuneralhome.com" www.kerrvillefuneralhome.com by selecting Obituaries. Select "Sign Guestbook" at the bottom of the individual Memorial.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Kerrville Funeral Home.

Alejandro Armendariz

Kermit - On Thursday, November 29, 2007, the Lord called a beloved angel to be with Him in heaven. Alejandro Arcadio Armendáriz passed away at Winkler County Memorial Hospital after being with us for 22 precious days. He was born on Wednesday. , November 7, 2007 at Odessa Regional Hospital for Johnny Armendáriz and Belle López-Armendariz.

In addition to his loving parents, Alejandro is survived by his paternal grandmother: Antonia Armendáriz de Kermit; maternal grandmother: Eusebia Lopez of Barstow; paternal great-grandmother: Francisca Ochoa de Odessa; maternal great-grandmother: Alejandra Garcia de Barstow; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins ​​and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather: Arcadio Armendáriz and by his maternal grandfather: E.G. Lopes.

The rosary will be prayed at 8:00 pm on Sunday, December 2, 2007, at the Family Services Funeral Home. The Christian Burial Mass will be at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 3, 2007, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father John Lucido as celebrant. The porters will be José Armendáriz and Mike Gonzales. The honorary porters are J.J. Stanley and Adolfo Pando. Receptionists are Jacob Gonzales and Ryan LeeRoy Stanley. Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Services are provided by Funerária Family Services.

Lorena Bates

Lorraine Josephine Bates, age 82, died on Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at the Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born on July 10, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Henry and Catherine (Methe) LaPlante. Prior to living in Kermit, he resided in Pecos for 25 years.

Mrs. Bates was a very devout Catholic woman who was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. After the Lord, her family was her first priority. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved collecting and sharing photos of her grandchildren. She also liked music and cooking.

Those left behind to mourn her loss include two children: Earl Bates (Phyllis) of Midland and M.H. Bates Jr. (Reta) from Odessa; eight daughters: Mary Shuler (Jake) and Grace Harrison (Jerry) of Wink, Regina Armstrong (Scott) and Cecilia Ward (Clyde) of Pecos, Therese Sternadel of Big Spring, Christine Bishop (Harold) of Douglasville, GA, Kathleen Jones ( Jimmy) of El Dorado, KS and Michelle Johnson (Lonny) of Huntsville, TX; a brother: Oscar LaPlante of Tennessee; a sister: Betty Gallegos of Illinois; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband: M.H. Red Bates Sr., a son: Michael Bates, and a son-in-law: Edward Sternadel.

The Christian Burial Mass will be at 10:00am on Saturday 1st December 2007 at St Thomas Catholic Church in Kermit with Fr. Refereeing by Rudy Lacerna. The porters will be the grandchildren of Mrs. Bates: Shain Shuler, Trey Armstrong, Clint Wills, Lee Ward, Jacob Harrison and Jeremy Harrison. Honorary porters will be Vonzel Shuler and Eddie Brewer. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Pecos at noon. . The services were entrusted to the Family Services Funeral Home.

Ciro Billie Cy Coleman, Jr.

Pecos-Cyrus Billie Cy Coleman, Jr., age 74, died on Thursday, November 29, 2007 in San Angelo.

A lifelong resident of Pecos, Texas, Cy was born October 31, 1933 to Cyrus and Marie Coleman, ST. in Big Spring, Texas. After graduating from Pecos High School, he served in the Air Force as a military police officer. He was a Korean War veteran and member of the Masonic Lodge.

In 1963, Cy married Marlene Terry Armistead in Monahans. Together they raised five children. Cy owned and operated Cys Big Burger in Pecos. Cy and Marlene were members of the West Park Baptist Church.

Cy is survived by his wife Marlene; children, Randall Coleman and wife Nancy of Balch Springs, TX., Russell Coleman and wife Laura of Sterling City, TX., Kerry Armistead and wife Christine of San Angelo, TX., Clifton Armistead of Monahans, TX.; a daughter, Renee Grootenboer, and a husband, Edward, from Adelaide, Australia; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service will be held at West Park Baptist Church in Pecos, Texas on Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 pm, with Pastor Rey Carreón and Mac McCormick in attendance. Local arrangements are made by Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

James Roberts

James Marshall Roberts, 84, of Marathon, died on Thursday, November 29, 2007.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 1 at Marathon Cemetery.

Marshall was the youngest child of Oran Ode Marshall Roberts and Bessie Lee Roberts. He was born on May 21, 1923, graduated from Marathon High School in 1942, joined the Navy, and married his longtime sweetheart Marie Martin in 1942. They were married for 59 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Roberts, on November 28, 2001; two sisters, Odie Roberts and Orene O'Donnell and a brother.

Survivors include a son, Jim Roberts of Marathon; two daughters, Donna Jo (Roberts) Davis of Pecos, Marsha Roberts of Marathon; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Geeslin Funeral Home of Alpine is in charge of the arrangements.

Olivia Valles Romao

Olivia Valles Romo, 79, of Pecos, died on Thursday, November 29, at the Odessa Medical Center Hospital. A rosary and a Mass were celebrated on Sunday at 10 am. m. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church on Monday, December 3rd.

Romo was born on April 16, 1928 in San Antonio del Bravo, Mexico. He was Catholic and a longtime resident of Pecos.

Survivors include: four children, Felix Ramo Trevizo de Portales, N.M., Juan Manuel Romo de Odessa, Victor Samuel Romo de Pecos; two sisters, Elpidia Pando from Odessa; a brother, José Valles de Pecos; four sisters, María Luisa Medina from Pecos, Tela Valeriano from Ojinaga, Mexico; 29 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Tomás Valles, Jaime Valles and Socorro Valles preceded her in death.

john corrales

Juan John Corrales, 38, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

At 14:00 there will be a mass in the chapel. m., Saturday, December 1, at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 30, 1969 in Kermit, he was a puncher, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Christian.

Survivors include his wife, Ermelinda Machuca Corrales de Pecos; her father, Juan Corrales Jr.; three sons, Juan and Aaron Corrales from Odessa, Christian Prieto from Pecos; two daughters, Marissa and Adriann Prieto de Pecos; a brother, Edmundo Corrales, of Washington; three sisters, Pearl C. Ramos of Pecos, Jane C. Lopez of Arlington, and Elizabeth C. Avila of Washington.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

modest urquidity

Modesta S. Urquidez, 91, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, November 27, 2007.

Mass will be celebrated at 3 pm on Monday, December 3, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, presided over by Father João Lúcido. Burial will be at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

Born October 15, 1916 in Pecos, she was a lifelong resident, housekeeper, and Catholic.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Diaz; a sister, Eva Lyles; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

jose varela

José Joe Núñez Varela, 63, of Pecos, died on Monday, November 26, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass was held at noon on Thursday, November 29, at St. Rose, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 24, 1944 in Eagle Pass, he was an auto mechanic, a lifelong resident of Pecos, retired from the US Army, and a Catholic. Varela was preceded in death by his parents, Erasmo and Francisca Varela; two brothers, Juan and Albert Varela and two sisters, Mary Ferrar and Cruz Bersosa.

Survivors include seven brothers, Ray Varela of Pecos, Marti Varela of Chicago, Illinois, Eddie Varela of Odessa, Jimmy Varela of Dallas, Joe Varela and Chuy Gonzales Uvalde, Mario Gonzales of Irving; three sisters, Angie V. Henderson of Iowa, Leticia Wiggins of Dallas, and Yolanda Varela of Uvalde.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

baltazar vasquez

Baltazar M. Vasquez, 77, of Barstow, died on Thursday, November 22, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am. on Wednesday, November 28 at Greenwood Cemetery with Juan Palacios officiating.

Vásquez was born February 10, 1930 in Torreón, Mexico, a longtime resident of Barstow, a retired rancher, and a Christian.

Survivors include his wife, Petra Vasquez of Houston; four sons, Danny O. Rivera, Robert Holguin, Victor Morales and Adan Olguin, all from Houston; a daughter, Lupe O. Adame of Houston; a brother, Pablo Vásquez de Gómez, Palacio, Mexico; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Raúl Guerrero

Raul Guerrero, 63, of San Antonio, died on Monday, November 19, 2007 in San Antonio.

Mass was held at 9 am. m. Friday, November 23 at St. Luke in San Antonio with interment at Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio.

Born February 2, 1944 in Pecos, he was a graduate of Pecos High School, played minor league baseball for Louisville AAA, and was a retired US Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Guerrero of San Antonio; a son, Emiliano Guerrero; two daughters, Adelita and Alma Guerrero; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carmen and Edward Rodriguez from Pecos; three sisters, Bertha Segovia of Pecos; two brothers, Eddie Rodriguez of Pecos;

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Blanca Estella Hidalgo, 57, of Pecos, died on Saturday, November 24, 2007.

At 11:00 a funeral mass will be held. m., Wednesday, November 28, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.

Born on September 27, 1950 in Ciudad Jiménez, Chihuahua, Mexico, she was a long time resident of Pecos, a housewife and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Agustín Hidalgo de Pecos; three sons, George and Gilbert Hidalgo of Pecos, Edward Hidalgo of Lubbock; a brother, Marcelino López de Jiménez, Chihuahua, Mexico; three sisters, Sara López Acosta, Guadalupe L. Audatat and Jesús María López from Chihuahua, Mexico; several nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Don Woods

Don E. Woods, age 76, died on Monday, November 19, 2007, at his Pecos home.

At 15:00 there will be a funeral mass. m., Tuesday, November 27, at Pecos Funeral Home, 607 W. 3rd, with the Rev. Greer Willis officiating.

Woods was born August 30, 1931, in Midland, spending his childhood in Van Horn and Barstow, graduating from Barstow High School in 1949. He married Gloria Ann Wright of Van Horn on October 31, 1952.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Woods of Pecos; a son, Clay Woods of Abilene; a daughter, Becky Wein of Pecos; grandchildren, Craig Wein of Flower Mound, Becca Wein of San Antonio, Sara Wein of Pecos, Michelle Wein of Midland, Michael Wein of Pecos; a great-grandson, Jordan Wheeler of Midland.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the church or charity of their choice.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alvin Johnson Sr.

Alvin James Johnson, Sr., 74, of Lubbock, died on Friday, November 23, 2007, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

A ceremony to celebrate his life will be held at 1pm. m., Tuesday, November 27, at Community Baptist Church in Lubbock with burial in Lubbock Cemetery.

Johnson was a member and deacon of the Community Baptist Church of Lubbock. He retired from Diamond Plastics after 37 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Evell Johnson; a son, Alvin James Johnson Jr. from Pecos; three daughters, Myrna Russell of Midland, Louise Moore of Pecos, Diane Whitfield of Lubbock; stepdaughters, Sandra Reed, Vicki Culpepper, Rena Douglas of Lubbock, Geneva Martin of Austin; a sister, Doris Morrison of Abilene; three brothers, Jack and Willie Johnson of Lubbock, William Johnson of Canyon; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; ex-wife and longtime friend, Ella Sue Johnson of Pecos and a host of family and friends.

joana rodriguez

Joann Rodriguez, 40, of Midland, died on Monday, November 12, 2007 at her home.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Friday, November 16, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born September 30, 1967 in Pecos, she was a Certified Nursing Assistant, Lifetime Resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Rodríguez was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Guadalupe and Fernando Orona; paternal grandparents, Manuel and Angelita Rodríguez and a brother, Manuel Rodríguez.

Survivors include his parents, Manuel and Teresa Rodríguez de Pecos; three daughters, Sara, Teresa and Christina Carrera of Midland; four grandchildren, Arissa, Alexander and Madison Ortega of Midland, Willie Ramirez IV of Midland; two brothers, Mark Rodriguez and Ricky Rodriguez from Midland and the Perea family.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pedro Rodriguez

Pedro Rodriguez, 92, of Pecos, died on Friday, November 9, 2007 at Midland Hospice-Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland.

At 11:00 a funeral mass will be held. m., Wednesday, November 14, at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home Chapel with Burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born October 19, 1915 in Cotulla, Tx., was a carpenter, lifelong resident of Pecos, served in the United States Navy, was a World War III veteran, and a Baptist.

Rodriguez was preceded in death by his wife, Leonor Rodriguez, a daughter, Elia Orona; two sons, Wenceslaus and Peter Rodriguez.

Survivors include five children, Hector, Andrew and Israel Rodriguez of Pecos, Julio Rodriguez of Surprise, Arizona, Genaro Rodriguez of Odessa; four daughters, Isabel Chavez of Midland, Ysidra Uvalle of Litchfield Park, Arizona, Louisa Rivera of Pecos, Ernestina Tina Fuentez of Mesa, Arizona; 36 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Raul Martinez

Raul F. Martinez, 54, of Pecos, died Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at a Ft. Stockton.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Saturday, November 10, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born January 14, 1953 in Pecos, he was a factory worker, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Martinez was preceded in death by his parents, Hipólito and Manuela Martinez; a brother, José Martínez and a sister, Trine Mora.

Survivors include six daughters, Lisa Martinez of Houston, Debra Martinez of Odessa, Marie and Amanda Martinez of Odem, Frances Martinez of Pecos, Ashley Martinez of Pecos; a sister, Delma González de Pecos and 24 grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Kilgore

Funeral services for Dorothy Huchet Kilgore were held on Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 2:00 pm. m. at Forest Park St. Vincent.

Mrs. Kilgore was born in Shreveport to James and Maggie Huchet. She passed away on November 1, 2007. She resided in Pecos where she raised her children and returned to Shreveport 13 years after the death of her husband, Loy Swint Kilgore. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pecos and Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Shreveport.

Survivors include three children, Ronald Kilgore and wife, Toressa Baker Kilgore, Kent Kilgore and Tim Kilgore and wife, Misti; sisters, Erma Crain and Millie Graham; grandchildren, Stephanie, Heather, Kevin, Phyllis, Andrew, Maggie, Kenny, Chris, and Austin; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Britni and Ashley.

She really loved Pecos and her life here.

Julian Calanchi

Julian Calanchi, 70, of Barstow, died on Thursday 1 November 2007 at his home.

Mass was held at noon on Monday 5 November at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Barstow, with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

Born October 3, 1937 in Toyah, he was a retired truck driver, a lifelong resident of Barstow, and a Catholic.

Calanchi was preceded in death by his parents, Julian Calanchi Sr. and Juanita M. Calanchi.

Survivors include his wife, Alicia Carrasco Calanchi of Barstow; a son, Ernest Calanchi of Pecos; three daughters, Diane C. Flores of Ruidosa Downs, N.M., Annabelle C. Chavez of Pecos, Gigi Copeland of Deforest, Wisconsin; eight brothers, Oscar Aguilar of Midland, Mercedes Calanchi of Deming, N.M., Ernie, David, Larry and Ricky Calanchi of Holland, Michigan, Alfredo Calanchi of Monahans, Ben Aguilar of Odessa; seven sisters, Eloisa Calanchi, Elena Solano, Elvira Falcon, Alicia Pacheco of Holland, Michigan, Lupe Calanchi, Linda Calanchi, Sylvia Aguilar of Odessa; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eugenio Baeza

Eugene Keno Baeza, 85, of Pecos, died on Thursday, November 1, 2007, in El Paso.

Mass was held at 10 am. Monday, November 5 at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa with burial in the Zaragoza Cemetery.

Baeza was born September 1, 1922 in Van Horn, lived most of his life in Pecos, was a truck driver and Catholic. He came from a generation of hardworking Americans, helped pave the way for the modern trucking industry, and experienced several successful business ventures. His positive attitude and high moral standards is what made him the man he was. He touched us all and memories of him will leave a lasting impression on our lives. He was loved by all who knew him for the kind and loving man he was. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Baeza; a daughter, Virginia B. Chavira, son-in-law Tony Chavira, grandchildren, Leticia, Eugene and wife Jessica, Danny, Jaime and Kristin. Great-grandchildren Brittany, Eugene Jr. and Alyssa Chavira. Sister Tonia Lyles and husband Dedrick de Pecos and brother Manuel Baeza and wife Josephina de Monahans and several nieces and nephews. Rita Ysles and Chastidy Spinichi were also a special part of his life.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

joseph cortez

Jose Lara Cortez, 57, of Pecos, died on Sunday, November 4, 2007 in Ballinger.

Mass will be at 3 pm. m., Thursday, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born October 25, 1950 in Pecos, he was an oil worker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Cortez was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Lara.

Survivors include his mother, Juanita Lara de Pecos; four children, Mike Lara of Pecos, Fred Lara of Carlsbad, N.M., Gilbert Lara of Snyder, Tony Lara of Midland; three sisters, Rosa Lara of Pecos, Maria Elena Lara and Mary Lou Ramirez of Midland.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

martha pacheco

Martha Pacheco, 87, of Pecos, died on Sunday, November 4, 2007.

Services will be held on Wednesday, November 7th at 2pm. m. at Christ Church with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born February 2, 1920 in Mexico, she was a housewife, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Elisa S. Contreras de Pecos; a son, Hector Saldana of Alamagordo, N.M.; a brother, Claudio Reyes, from California; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tito Lopes

Tito Hernandez Lopez, 78, died on Tuesday, October 30, 2007, in Cuidad Acuna, Coah. Mexico.

The funeral ceremonies took place at 3:00 pm. m. on Wednesday, October 31 in La Muralla, Mexico, with interment at San Francisco Cemetery in La Muralla, Mexico.

Survivors include his wife, Aurelia Hernández de Pecos; six daughters, Juanita Sánchez and Elfida Hernández de Acuña, Mexico, Lucina Ruiz de Weslaco, Oralia Hernández de Hays, Kansas, Olga Hernández and Esperanza Munoz de Pecos; a son, Rogelio Hernández de Acuña, Mexico; 24 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five brothers and two sisters from Acuña, Mexico; numerous nieces and nephews.

Eugenio Baeza

Services are incomplete for Eugene Baeza of Pecos, who died in El Paso.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Julian Calanchi

Services are incomplete for Julian Calanchi, 70, of Barstow, who died on Thursday 1 November 2007 at his home.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lupe Navarrete

Lupe Navarrete, 61, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Saturday, November 3, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born August 25, 1946 in Presidio, she was a homemaker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Navarrete was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Francisca Navarrete and two sisters, Carmen Rodriguez and Manuela Ortega.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Navarrete of Pecos; two nephews, Joe Ortega and Luis Rodriguez from Pecos and a niece, Debra Lujan from Midland.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Brenda Ash

Brenda Kay Ashing, wife, mother, daughter, sister and most of all, friend, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2007, in Houston, Texas, aged 50.

He was born on January 26, 1957 to Joyce (Smith) and Wayne Bush in Brownwood, Texas. Mrs. Ashing has lived in Llano since 1983, from Richland Springs. She has worked as a business administrator at Llano Memorial Hospital and Hill Country Health Care Nursing Home. Mrs. Ashing married James Ashing on January 20, 1979 in Pecos, Texas. He was a strong, independent and loving person. Few saw his wrath, most saw his care and felt his love.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Bush and his brother, Ken Bush.

Mrs. Ashing leaves behind a loving husband, James Ashing of Llano; sons, Chamblis Ashing of Llano and Daylon Ashing of Chandler, Arizona; mother, Joyce Bush of Llano; brothers, Bill Bush of Brady, Bob Bush of Brady and Roger Bush of San Saba; as well as a host of other family and friends who will miss her dearly and remember her fondly.

The viewing will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2007, at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano, from 9 am to 4 pm.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2007, in the chapel at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano at 2:00 pm.

The family opened an account for Brenda at First State Bank in Llano, which the family requested in lieu of flowers and memorial contributions.

Thanks for all the care and prayers during our time of need.

Arrangements under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. in Llano, Texas.

Guillermo Creager

William Royce Creager, 74, died on 26 October 2007 at his home in Mentone.

Creager was born on June 26, 1933, in Gorman, Texas, to Elsie and Earl O. Creager, Sr.

He spent his childhood at L7 Ranch and the family later moved to Levelland where he attended school and played football at Levelland High School. He married Joyce Caswell in 1953 and worked for several oil companies.

Creager spent three years in the US Air Force as a B29 mechanic. Over a period of years, he grew cotton, owned an air spraying service and a wiring service, and owned a car dealership.

In 1969, he moved to Mentone, where he established his oilfield pumping service contract. He married his wife Barbara in 1976 and they enjoyed working and traveling together. His greatest pride is the rodeo arena he has worked at since 1971, which he and Bárbara recently donated to the municipality. He was a dedicated supporter of 4-H and all youth activities. He was a lifelong member of the V.F.W. Post 6284 and American Legion Post 0339.

He was also a county commissioner for Loving County for 22 years.

Royce was preceded in death by his son, Terry Earl, his parents, his sister, Doris Sherrell, and his brother, Jerry Creager. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; son, Devin Lee and wife, Beverly of Louise, Texas; daughter, Delana Kay and husband, Harry Hamner of Mentone; stepson, Kevin Berryman of Port Aransas; stepdaughter, Lynette and husband, David Bailey of Corpus Christi; brothers, Earl O. Creager Jr. of Hobbs and Don Creager of Kermit; their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Royce donated his body to the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and a memorial service will be held at Mentone Rodeo Arena at 3 pm. m. on November 4th.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Royce and Barbara Creager Rodeo Arena Fund, P.O. Box 375, Mentone, Texas. 79754 or to the charity of your choice.

Our thanks to the Home Hospice team for their love and care, and to everyone for the prayers and support of family and friends. God bless you all.

Bertha Brijalba

Bertha Villalobos Brijalba, 77, of Balmorhea, died on Friday, October 19, 2007, at Hospice House in Odessa.

Services will be held at 1pm. m., Tuesday, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea, with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born February 4, 1930 in Toyah, she was a housewife and Catholic.

Survivors include two children, Daniel Brijalba Jr.; of E Paso, Richard Brijalba of Houston; two daughters, Barbara Clark of San Antonio; a brother, T.B. Villalobos Jr. from San Antonio; a sister, Anita Baeza of Pecos; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Adela Rivera

Adela Rivera, 75, of Pecos, died on Thursday, October 18, 2007, in Odessa.

Services were held at 2 pm. m., Monday, October 22, at Iglesia de Cristo with Juan Palacios as officiant. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born July 14, 1932, in Pecos, she worked in a fast food joint, was a longtime resident of Pecos, and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Rivera was preceded in death by María G. Flórez; a sister, Modesta G. Florez and a brother, Manuel G. Florez.

Survivors include a son, Hector Aguilar; two brothers, Santiago and José Florez; two sisters, Josepha Herrera and Adela Florez Rivera; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Petronila Palomino

Petronila O. Palomino, 99, of Barstow, died on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 in Odessa.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. on Friday 19th October at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Barstow.

Born August 7, 1908 in Mexico, she was a housewife, a lifelong resident of Barstow, and a Catholic.

Survivors include two sons, Raul Palomino of Mesa, Arizona; David Palomino of Barstow; two daughters, Manuela Nelson of Houston, Concepcion Chavez of Odessa; a brother, Jesús Olivas; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

gabriel perez

Gabriel Perez, 69, of Pecos, died on Saturday, October 20, 2007, at the Pecos nursing home.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Tuesday, October 23, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born January 2, 1938 in Jimenez, Mexico, he was a retired rancher, hard worker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Margarita Perez de Pecos; three children, Jorge Perez de Parrar, Mexico, Gustavo and Arturo Perez de Jimenez, Mexico; eight daughters, Yolanda P. Moreno, Susana P. Ramirez, Josefina P. Martinez, Leticia Perez, all of Jimenez, Mexico, Ana Sanchez of Littleton, Colorado, Silvia Perez, Valentina Muro and Maria Petra Muro of Pecos; a brother, Francisco Perez from Jimenez, Mexico; three sisters, Ramona Aguineaga, Maria Alvarado, Rosario Perez from Jimenez, Mexico; 26 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Aurora Briceno

Aurora Briceño, 89, of Zaragoza, died on Friday, October 12, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass was held at 10 am. Monday at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Zaragoza, officiated by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial was in the Zaragoza Cemetery.

She was born on September 10, 1918 in Zaragoza, she was a housewife, a lifelong resident of Zaragoza and a Catholic.

Briceño was preceded in death by three sons, Elizondro, Arturo and Armando. Survivors include two sons, Héctor Briceño de Zaragoza, Raúl Briceño de Balmorhea; a daughter, Gracie B. Enloe de Zaragoza; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jaime Jasso

Jaime Jasso, 50, of Pecos, died on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass was at 3 pm. m., Monday, October 15, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, officiated by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born July 17, 1957 in Pecos, he was an oil worker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Jasso was preceded in death by his father, Juan J. Jasso, and a son, Jaime Jasso Jr. Survivors include his wife, Maryann R. Jasso of Pecos; his mother, Belen Jasso of Pecos; five daughters, Lolita Deanda of Odessa, Marilee Jasso of Artesia, N.M., Jasmine, Elena and Olga Jasso of Midland; three brothers, Johnny Jasso de Pecos, Lorenzo Jasso de Portales, N.M., Eddie Ray Jasso de Kermit; four sisters, Olga Arenivas, Delia Jasso and Irma Vasquez de Pecos, Gloria Jurado de Hobbs, N.M. and five grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Janna Davis

Janna Sue Davis, 55, died on Thursday, October 4, 2007, at her home.

At 10:00 a funeral ceremony was held. m. on Tuesday, October 9th at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Barker officiating.

She was born on September 18, 1952 in Hugoton, Kansas to Hank and Pearl Phillips. She was her father's pride and joy, always her father's little girl.

Her parents moved her and her brother, Woody, to Pecos when they were young students. She graduated from Pecos High School in 1970, and on March 6, 1971, she married her high school sweetheart. They remained in Pecos where they worked and raised their son, Trent.

Davis had many friends that he considered family. Her friends considered her extremely devoted, loyal, loving and full of faith.

While living in Pecos, she was very active in the community. For many years she was active in the Women's Division of the Pecos Chamber of Commerce, being active in Golden Girl and Little Miss Cantaloupe. She also served as president of the Women's Division.

Davis had served with the Pecos Volunteer Fire Department as a Female Auxiliary in previous years.

Everyone will remember his bright and cheerful greeting at the local businesses here in town that he worked for. For 14 years she was a loyal and dedicated employee of NAPA Pecos Automotive.

She was welcomed into heaven by her mother, father and brother Woody.

Survivors include Craig from Pecos; son, Trent and wife Shirhoda of Fort Davis; grandson, Corbin Davis; mother-in-law, Yvonne Davis of Midland; brother-in-law, Cliff Davis and wife Melissa from Midland; brother-in-law, Coy Davis and wife, Annette de Tolar; nieces, Courtney Halterman of Kermit, Jennifer Jones of Little Elm, Cayla Davis and Stephanie Johnson and a nephew, Chase Davis, all from Midland. He is also survived by his close friends Melanie Parker of Midland; Marcia Renshaw and Donna Bradley of Pecos; and Robin LeBeouf of Odessa.

Though she left this earth early, we take comfort in knowing that she is in the loving arms of Jesus reunited with her family. Your generous, loving and sweet nature will be missed forever and we will continue to draw strength from your faith in God.

In lieu of flowers, a fund was created for her son, Trent, who was placed on the kidney transplant list. Donations can be made to TransPecos Bank, Benefit Fund for Trent Davis, P.O. Box 2037, 115 W. Third, Pecos.

Pecos Funeral Home was responsible for the arrangements.

Juan Larez

Juan P. Larez, age 100, died on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 9 at 2 pm. m. in the Catholic church of Santa Rosa, officiating Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born January 27, 1907 in Candelaria, Texas, he was a retired laborer, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Larez was preceded in death by his wife, Maria G. Larez, and a daughter, Olga Larez.

Survivors include three daughters, Delia Carrasco of Odessa, Delma Venegas and Hilda Martinez of Pecos; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

maria pity

María Jesús Rubio Peña, 86, of Ft. Worth, formerly of the Monahans, died on Friday, October 5, 2007, at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Ft. Worth.

Services were held at 10 am. m. Monday, October 8, at St. Johns at Monahans, with Father John Lucido officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.

Born on April 3, 1921 in Presídio, she was a housewife and Catholic.

Survivors include three sons, Alfredo Pena of Monahans, Alfonso Pena of Odessa, Arturo Pena of Midland; a daughter, Maribel Chavez of Ft. Worth; a sister, Ernestina Rubio de Monahans; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Martinez-Smith & Miller Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Monahans is in charge of the arrangements.

armando garza

Armando B. Garza, 63, of Pecos, died on Monday, October 1, 2007, at Regency Hospital in Odessa.

Mass was celebrated at 10 am on Thursday, October 4, at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Zaragoza, with burial in the Zaragoza Cemetery.

Born July 29, 1944 in Zaragoza, he was a worker in a steel plant, a lifelong resident of Zaragoza, served in the United States Army, and was Catholic.

Survivors include his mother, Aurora Briceño de Zaragoza; a son, Ricardo Garza de Anthony, N.M.; two daughters, Lisa Marie Montoya and Rachel Garza, both by Anthony, N.M.; two brothers, Héctor Briceño de Zaragoza, Raúl Briceño de Balmorhea; a sister, Gracie B. Enloe, from Zaragoza, and five grandchildren, Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Zulema Villarreal

Zulema Alvarez Villarreal, 86, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at her home.

Mass is scheduled for Friday, October 5 at 10:00 am. m. in the Catholic church of Santa Rosa, officiated by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Born September 28, 1921 in Zapata, Texas, she was a homemaker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Villarreal was preceded in death by her husband, Leobardo Villarreal Sr.; three children, Leobardito, Sergio Sr. and Jaime Javier Villarreal; a daughter, María Elena; two brothers, Adolfo and Ignacio Alvarez and a sister, Virginia A. Gutiérrez.

Survivors include two sons, Leobardo Leo Jr., Larry and Joel Villarreal de Pecos; seven daughters, Sylvia V. Guerra, Mary V. Gabaldon, Carmen Estrella and Dalia V. Franco de Pecos, Hilda Bustamante de Laredo, Elvia V. Ramirez de Austin, Leticia V. Gonzales de Kermit; a sister, Maria De La Paz Alvarez Ramirez de McAllen; 35 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

AJ "Olga" L. Hoelscher

Mrs. A. J. Olga L. Hoelscher, 96, of San Angelo, died on Friday, September 28, 2007 in Wichita, KS. Her rosary will be recited on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 7:00 pm at Johnsons Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 10:00 am. m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church in San Angelo, with Fr. Arbitration by Charles Greenwell. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Santo Angelo.

Mrs. Hoelscher was born September 10, 1911 in Runnels County, TX, the daughter of B.J. and Amalia Matthiesen Niehus. She married A. J. Hoelscher, who preceded her in death. They lived in the Pecos community in the 1950s and moved back to the San Angelo area in the 1970s. He was a member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church and Altar Society; as well as a member of the Wall community.

He is survived by his beloved family: a son, David Hoelscher of Kerrville, a son-in-law, Barry West, of Wichita, KS, a sister; Della Niehus Hoelscher and a brother; Werner Niehus, both of San Angelo, 5 grandchildren; John Clayton Hoelscher of Houston, Texas. Luke Hoelscher of Little Rock, AR, Laura Hoelscher of Kerrville, TX, Leslie and Mark Hayter of Springfield, MO, and Amy and Brian Cameron of Ft. Worth and 4 great-grandchildren; Kaitlin Hayter, Kiera Hayter, Ty Cameron and Morgan Cameron.

kenneth hampton

Kenneth Lee Hampton, 64, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, in Junction.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm. m., Monday, September 24, at Mount Evergreen.

Born February 24, 1943 in Megargle, he was a longtime resident and pumper of Pecos.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Hampton of Pecos; three daughters, Mitzi Eubanks de Alvarado, Bridgette Hampton Christopherson de Lorenzo, Denise Hampton Ramos de Canyon; two sons, Heath Hampton of Tyler, David Hampton of Canyon; three brothers, Winfor D. Hampton of Abilene, Jerry Hampton of Semore, John Hampton of Fredrick, Oklahoma; a sister, Josephine Thomas of Corpus Christi and six grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home was responsible for the arrangements.

armando garza

Services are incomplete for Armando Garza, 63, of Zaragoza, who died on Monday, October 1, 2007, at the Odessa Medical Center. Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jesus Lujan

Jesus Chuy Lujan, 66, of Pecos, died on Friday, September 28, 2007 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass is scheduled for Monday, October 1st, at 2 pm. m. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born February 5, 1941 in Los Fresnos, Chihuahua, Mexico, retired seismographer, lifelong Pecos resident, Catholic.

Luján was preceded in death by his father, Gerónimo Luján and a brother, Trinidad Luján.

Survivors include his mother, Cruz A. Lujan; his wife, Carolina Matta Lujan from Pecos; two sons, Jesse Lujan and Gilbert Pallan de Pecos; a daughter, Terri Morales of Pecos; five brothers, Ricardo, José, Refugio and Roberto Lujan from Pecos, Antonio Lujan from Midland; two sisters, Lupe Guerrero of Knightslanding, California, Elida Montclova of Alpine; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Juanita Montes

Juanita Montes, 62, formerly of Pecos, died on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at her home in Odessa.

The rosary is scheduled for Friday, September 28 at 7 pm. m. at the Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 29 at 10 am. m. at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

He was born on Sunday, June 24, 1945 in El Paso to the late José and María (Montelongo) Navarrete and his favorite hobby was reading the Bible. Montes was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Lara; a son, Joe Ray Lara and a daughter, Melissa Lara.

Survivors include her husband, José Montes de Odessa; three children: Jesus Lara of Glendale, AZ, Javier Lara of Odessa and Michael Lara of Fort Worth; four brothers: Isidero Navarrete of La Puenta, CA, David Navarrete of Sacramento, CA, and Jose Navarrete and Efren Navarrete both of Midland; two sisters: Rebecca Navarrete of El Paso and Linda Saucedo of Portland, OR; 26 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Moses Batista Jr.

Moises Bautista Jr., passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, in Houston.

He was born on August 7, 1942 in El Paso.

Survivors include a son, Billy Bautista of Pecos; a stepson, Michael Aguilar of Corpus Christi; four daughters, Rachel Bautista of Houston, Vickie Bautista of Houston, Jessica Anaya of Pecos, Lila Natividad of Odessa, and 12 grandchildren.

Stephen Castillo

Esteban Castillo, 74, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at his home.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Saturday, September 29, at New Life Baptist Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born August 3, 1933 in Ojinaga, Mexico, he was a retired farm worker, lifelong resident of Pecos, and a member of Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida.

Castillo was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Simona R. Castillo; two brothers, Simón and Raymundo Castillo; two sisters, Dominga Santaestaba and Juliana Castillo.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Sánchez Castillo de Pecos; three sons, Arturo and Martin Castillo de Caco, Esteban Castillo Jr. from Odessa; two daughters, Adela and Yolanda Sandoval de Pecos; three sisters, Agapita Castillo de Jal, N.M., Josepha Saldana de Andrews, Valvina Castillo de Ojinaga, Mexico; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Philip Ray

Felipe Rayos, 73, of Pecos, died on Sunday, September 2. November 23, 2007 in El Paso.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., on Friday, September 28, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez.

Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born on July 18, 1934 in Pecos and was Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Olivia S. Rayos; three brothers, Armando, Joe and Ramon Rayos; five sisters, Anatalia R. Soto, Hermelinda, Flora, Petra and Sandra Rayos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

rosaida rodriguez

Rosaida C. Rodriguez, 62, of Pecos, died on Sunday, September 23, 2007 in Odessa.

The mass was celebrated at 10 am on Thursday, September 27, at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez.

Burial was at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born July 13, 1945 in Pecos, she is a lifelong Pecos homemaker and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Manuel Rodríguez Sr. from Pecos; a son, Manuel Rodriguez Jr. from Odessa; a daughter, Victoria Madrid Renteria de Pecos; three brothers, Ismael, Juan, Ruben Carrasco Pecos; four sisters, Victoria Renteria, Maria Martinez, Anita Montano and Nena Arenivas, all from Pecos; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Lee Hampton

Kenneth Lee Hampton, 64, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, in Junction.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm. m. Monday, September 24th at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born on February 24, 1943 in Magargle, Tx. He was a firefighter and a long time resident of Pecos.

Survivors include a daughter, Mitzi Eubanks de Alvarado; three brothers, Winfor D. Hampton of Abilene, Jerry Hampton of Semore, Tx., John Hampton of Fredrick, Oklahoma; a sister, Josefina Tomás de Corpus Christi; 12 grandchildren and six stepchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lipa Garcia

Lipa G. Garcia, 89, of Barstow, died on Friday, September 21, 2007 in Pecos.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Monday 24th September at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Barstow with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

Born July 27, 1918 in Barstow, she was a housewife, a lifelong resident of Barstow, and a Catholic.

Survivors include two sons, Manuel G. Garcia of Barstow, Tony Garcia of Odessa; a daughter, Linda Fuentes de Crane; a sister, Alejandra Gamboa of Barstow; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

marlene hampton

Marlene Hampton, 76, of Pecos, died on Friday, September 21, 2007, in San Antonio.

Funeral services were held at 4 pm. m., Monday, September 24, at Fairview Cemetery with Brother Rey Carreón officiating.

Born July 22, 1931 in Sacramento, California, she was a retired hairdresser, longtime Pecos resident, and Baptist.

Survivors include a daughter, Mitzi Eubanks de Alvarado; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rachel Abila

Raquel B. Abila, 86, of Pecos, died on Monday, September 2. January 17, 2007, at Pecan Manor in Kennydale.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Thursday 20th September at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Barstow with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

Born April 7, 1921 in Barstow, she was a housewife and Catholic.

Abila was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Abila.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Galdo of Arlington, Hortencia Castillo de LaPorte; two sons, Alfredo Abila of Barstow, Alberto Abila of California; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eddie Ferguson Jr.

Eddie Morris Ferguson, Jr., 48, of Pecos, died on Friday, September 7, 2007, in Dallas.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 22, at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born on September 29, 1958 in Pecos and moved from Pecos to Dallas in 1997, where he lived until his death.

Ferguson was preceded in death by his mother, Violet Wilkins; brother, James Henson and sister, Cheryl Spencer.

Survivors include his father, Eddie Morris Ferguson, Sr.; her stepmother, Mildred Ferguson of Pecos; three sisters, Unlander (Stephanie) Ferguson of Dallas, Lynnette Walters of Allen, Nicole Ferguson of Midland; three brothers, Bobby Bradley of Pecos, Tyrone Ferguson of Anchorage, Alaska, Sheldon Ferguson of Garland; 14 nephews and nieces; 27 nephews and grandnieces; uncles and aunts and a host of friends.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Hooker Sr.

Thomas Wilson Hooker, Sr., 88, of Pecos, died Thursday, September 20, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

From 10:00 a mass will be held in the chapel. m., Saturday, September 22, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Billy Reed officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Cemetery.

Hooker was preceded in death by a son, Dwight Hooker and Annice Hooker.

Born November 19, 1918, in Nubbin Hill, Ark., he was a retired building superintendent, a longtime Pecos resident, and a member of Christ Church.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Hooker of Pecos; a son, Tommy Hooker of Guthrie, Oklahoma; a daughter, Monya Hooker Wolfe de Monahans; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ricardo Ontiveros

Ricardo Ontiveros, 63, of Pecos, died on September 17, 2007 at Medical Center Hospital.

A religious service was held at 2 pm. m. on Wednesday, September 19 at Pecos Funeral Home with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Ontiveros was preceded in death by a sister, Lorie Ann Ontiveros.

Survivors include a son, Michael Ontiveros of Pecos; a daughter, Roxanne Ontiveros de Pecos; three brothers, Domingo Ontiveros from Rio Rancho, N.M., Luis and Oscar Ontiveros from Pecos; two sisters, Norma Florez and Grace Alvarez of Pecos; four grandchildren and two grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Released Rodrigues

Librada Rodriguez, 73, of Pecos, died on Friday, September 14, 2007, at the Pecos nursing home.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Monday, September 17 at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa.

Born July 12, 1934 in Esmeralda, Chih., Mexico, she is a lifelong Pecos homemaker and Catholic.

Rodriguez was preceded in death by his mother, Elisa Gomez; a son, José Antonio Rodríguez; grandson, Jose Antonio

Rodrigues Jr. and a brother, Pedro Rodriguez.

Survivors include her husband, Justo Rodríguez de Pecos; four children, Alberto and David Rodriguez de Hobbs, N.M., Daniel

Rodriguez from Pecos, Fernando Contreras from Dallas; five rows, Alicia Hernandez of Hobbs, N.M., Olivia R. Rodriguez of Eunice, N.M., Maria Nunez of Hobbs, N.M., Elva Rodriguez of Pecos, Imelda Contreras of Presidio; five brothers, Francisco Lujan and Lupe Gomez from Odessa, Arturo Carrasco from Ojinaga, Mexico, Jesus Gomez from Pecos, Jose De La Luz Gomez from Houston; duas irmãs, Agustina Villa from Odessa, Carmen Molinar from Bledsoe; 23 net; 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

willie collins

Willie Edward Collins, Jr., 48, of Pecos, died on Thursday, September 6, 2007, at his home.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm. m. on Wednesday, September 12, at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born on December 30, 1958 in Pecos and has been a lifelong resident.

Collins was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Sr. and Una Fay Collins.

Survivors include a sister, Rosa Collins of Temple, nieces and nephews. Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Fuentes

David N. Fuentez, 65, of Pecos, died on Monday, September 10, 2007.

Mass was held at noon on Wednesday, September 12, at St. Rose, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born November 12, 1941 in Balmorhea, he was a lifelong resident of Pecos and a Catholic.

To Fuentez's wife, Thomas T. Fuentez, and brothers, Jimmy, Raymundo and Rodolfo Fuentez.

Survivors include his parents, Daniel C. and Joaquina N. Fuentez de Pecos; four daughters, Debra Wright of Pecos, Sandra Hernandez of Midland, Dorian Fuentez of Andrews, Gina Griffin of Odessa; Agustín Fuentez from Ft. Worth, Manuel Fuentez de Lubbock, Harvey Fuentez de Midland, Daniel Fuentez, Jr. and Rogelio Cookie Fuentez of Pecos, Armando Tonino and Padre Trinidad Trine Fuentez of El Paso; four sisters, Teresa Hemmlia and Maria Fuentez of El Paso, Rachel Contreras and Martha Griffin of Midland; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Trinidad Lujan

Trinidad Lujan, 68, of Pecos, died on Monday, September 10, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be held on Thursday, September 13 at 10:00 am. m. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church.

Born on January 23, 1939 in Fresno, Mexico, he was a seismograph worker and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Lucrecia Lujan; his mother, Cruz A. Lujan; two sons, Jerardo V. and Eliseo V. Lujan de Pecos; a daughter, Aurora Franco de Pecos; six brothers, Jesús, Ricardo, José, Refugio, Roberto and Antonio Lujan de Pecos; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Herlinda Villalon

Funeral services for Herlinda C. Villalon, 55, will take place on Sunday, September 16 at 4 pm. m. at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

He died on 22 August in Uvalde.

The Rev. Rey Carreón, pastor of West Park Baptist Church, will officiate.

She was born on June 14, 1952 in Pecos, the daughter of Rito and Micaela Villalón, who preceded her in death.

Their ashes will be placed on their tombs.

Survivors include a daughter, Paula Pena de Uvalde; a brother, Sammy Villalon of Pecos; and two grandchildren, Robert and James Peña de Uvalde.

willie collins

Services are incomplete for Willie Edward Collins, 48, of Pecos, who died on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at his home.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Fuentes

Services are incomplete for David Natividad Fuentez, 62, of Pecos, who died on Monday, September 10, 2007, at his home.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Christopher Le Beouf

Christopher James Lebouf, Sr., 30, of Kaplan, Louisiana, formerly of Pecos, died on Thursday, September 6, 2007 in Lubbock.

Services were held at 10 am. m. Monday at St. Catherine with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born February 9, 1977 in Kaplan, Louisiana, he was a manager, longtime Pecos resident, and Catholic.

LeBouf was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert LeBeouf, Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Lopez LeBeouf of Pecos; a son, Christopher James LeBeouf, Jr. from Pecos; a daughter, Kaylyn Drew LeBeouf of Pecos; his mother, Verna B. LeBeouf of Kaplan, Louisiana; a brother, Gilbert LeBeouf, Jr. from Pecos; three sisters, Amy L. Cormier, Anna L. Dartez, of Kaplan, La., Mary L. Moore of Pecos; two nephews, Lucas Dartez and Schuyler Dartez from Kaplan, La.; four nieces, Angelena C. Dupuis of Kaplan, Louisiana, Candice M. Moore of Odessa, Caleigh Nicole and Destinee Elizabeth LeBeouf of Odessa; two grandnieces, Cheyenne Marie Dupuis and Zoey Claire Dartez of Kaplan, Louisiana and a grandnephew, Dakota Lee Dupuis of Kaplan.

Pecos Funeral Home was responsible for the arrangements.

Mildred spray

Mildred Spray, age 71, of Lake Colorado City and formerly of Pecos, died on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at a local health facility.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm. m., Wednesday, at Kiker-Seale Chapel with Mark Clancy officiating.

Born January 7, 1936 in Monahans, to Witmer and Minnie Helton Ballard, Mitchell County resident since 1998, married Gerald Spray July 4, 1952 in Monahans, retired manager of Hubbs Office Supply, where had worked for 24 years and was a member of Plainview Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald Spray of Colorado City; a son, Chris Spray of Lubbock; three daughters, Deborah Beauchamp of Kent, Sue Woodbury of Bakersfield, California, Julie Thompson of San Angelo; two sisters, Thelma Headrick of Westbrook, Ruby Franks of Wink; a sibling, Harley Dean Ballard of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family asks that, instead of donating flowers, they be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association.

The Kiker-Seale funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

William Ray

William Andrew ÒBuddyÓ Ray, age 82, died on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 in Amarillo.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 7th at 11:00 am. m. at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel.

The wake is scheduled for 3:00. Friday at Lawnhaven Cemetery in San Angelo.

Ray was born April 9, 1925 in San Angelo, married Thelma Biggs in 1950, lived in Midland for many years, owned a jewelry and watch shop until retirement. He then lived at the Polo Park Retirement Center in Midland. Several years ago, she moved to Amarillo to be near her son.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma; four children and a brother, L.M. Peco Ray.

Ellis Funeral Home of Midland is in charge of the arrangements.

Benito M. Orona

Benito Muniz Orona 86, Pecos, assaulted September 2, 2007 at Hospice House in Odessa.

Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 5 at noon at St. Rose, with officiating Father Richard Waiwood. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 17, 1921 in Vado De Piedra, Mexico, to Jesús and Ynes Orona, he was an employee of the City of Pecos in the Sanitation Department for over 25 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife Elodia J. Orona.

Survivors include two Sons; Manuel J. Orona de Odessa, Benito J. Orona Jr. from Washington DC; four daughters; Lily O. Villaneva from Pecos, Elva Sanchez from Odessa, Irma O. Rodriguez from Pecos and Debbie Galindo from Midland. 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Odessa Funeral Home.

Alvesa Gomez

Alvesa O. Gomez, 87, of Balmorhea, died Monday, September 3, 2007, at Pecos Nursing Home.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Thursday, September 6, at Christ the King Catholic Church with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born January 29, 1920 in Barstow, she lived all her life in Balmorhea, was a governess and was a Catholic.

Gomez was preceded in death by three brothers, Luis, Salvador and Benito Ortega; four sisters, Lucia Macias, Juanita Trujillo, Jesusita Pinon and Juanita Barrera.

Survivors include two children, Tommy Gomez and his wife Lupe from Balmorhea; Eddie Silex and his wife, Kim from Lacy, Washington; two daughters, Nellie Gomez of Pecos, Marie Monsie Gomez of Virginia Beach, Virginia; a brother, Leonardo Ortega, from California; two sisters, Josefine Alvarez of Pecos, Esperanza Gutierrez of Oakland, California; eight grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Juan Garcia

Juan N. Garcia, 87, of Pecos, died on Sunday, August 26, 2007, at his home.

Mass was held at 4 pm. m., on Monday, August 27, in Santa Rosa De Lima, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Born June 12, 1920 in Palomas, Texas, he was a retired farm worker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Garcia was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel Garcia and Maria De Jesus Nevarez and brothers, Zacarias and Francisco Garcia and children, Carlos and Noe Garcia.

Survivors include his wife, Gregoria Jáquez García; five sons, Ruben, Ramon and Hector Garcia of Pecos, Johnny Garcia of Denver City, Jesus Garcia of Waco; three daughters, Romelia Madrid and Corina Valenzuela of Pecos, Socorro Valenzuela of Dallas; a brother, Alfonso Garcia, from Arizona; five sisters, Alvina Vasquez of Denver, Colorado, Dulces Nombres of Chihuahua, Alicia Garcia and Josefina of Carlsbad, N.M., Evangelina Carrasco of Coyanosa; 29 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eliazar Sauceda

Eliazer V. Sauceda, 37, died on Friday, August 24, 2007, at his home.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., on Wednesday, August 29, at St. Stephens, with officiating Father Gilbert Rodríguez. Burial will be at Serenity Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

He was born on August 9, 1970 in Stockton, California to Manuel and Viviana Sauceda. He was raised and educated in Pecos, then moved to Midland, and recently moved to Odessa. He was working with Permian Tank and Fiberglass in Odessa and he was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Alfredo T. Sauceda and Nathan R. Sauceda de Pecos; a daughter, Bernice T. Sauceda de Pecos; two brothers, Rene V. and Noe Saueda from Midland; four sisters, Elizabeth S. Orona, Maria G. Sauceda, Griselda Sauceda and Christina Sauceda of Midland; his parents, Manuel S. Sauceda and Viviana Sauceda; numerous aunts and uncles; six nephews; five nieces and numerous cousins.

Pipkin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Fred Dominguez

Fred L. Dominguez (Papaw) made his journey to be with the Lord on August 20, 2007. Fred was born on April 25, 1932 in Pecos, Texas where he lived his life until his death. Fred married Vera Armendáriz in 1953 after his honorable discharge from the US Navy.

Fred obtained his exterminator license from Texas A&M in 1967, where he established his first business venture as sole owner and operator of Pecos Pest Control. He was a member of the Permian Basin Pest Control Association and received the Award of Excellence in 1999 and 2000. Fred continued to serve the community by providing bus service through Greyhound Bus Lines.

Fred has been involved in the community for many years. In 1948, Fred was instrumental in the acquisition of the East Side Community Center and East Pecos Community Center, now known as Saragosa Hall. While serving on the LULAC Board, Fred was involved in the establishment of the School of 500, which enrolled 5 and 6 year olds. That milestone became a local school system that demonstrated the need for early childhood education. Shortly thereafter, Pecos Kindergarten was introduced to the community. Fred was chosen as Mr. LULAC in 1957.

Fred also organized the first women's softball league in Pecos. In 1964, Richard C. White and Dr. Edwin Schmidt contacted Fred with a community project. The Community Service Block Grant took off and is now known as the Reeves County Community Board. He served as President of the Pecos Chamber of Commerce in 1995, received the 95 Ruiz Courage Profile Award and 93 and 98 Distinguished Director.

Fred was an active member of the Pecos Center Lions Club. His Lions Club accomplishments include: Zone III-B President 73-74, Past President 76-78, Director Texas Lion Camp for Disabled Children 77-78, Lions Master Key Award 77, Vice District Governor 83-84, President of Our Rose Day 86, Distinguished Service Award 91-92, Year Committee Chair 93, District Director for Crippled Children East Texas Lions Camp, Special Activities Committee Award 78-79, Award 2002 Melvin Jones Fellow for Lions Club International Foundation Dedicated Humanitarian Service. Fred was named a Life Member through the local Lions Organization. He was also a member of the Catholic Church of Saint Catherine and Knights of Columbus fourth degree.

Over the years as a local citizen and business owner, Fred has maintained his pride and faith in the well-being of Pecos and his community. The greatest joy in Fred's life was being surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Fred is survived by his wife Vera Dominguez, 4 children: Velma Dominguez, Richard Dominguez, both of Pecos; Fred A. Dominguez of Beeville and Donnie Dominguez of San Antonio.

Fred has 9 net: Rebecca Rizo, Heather Dominguez, Stephen Aragon, Kristina Dominguez, Michael Dominguez, Tiffany Dominguez, Jeremy Vasquez, Donielle Dominguez and Precious Dominguez.

Fred also lets the lights in his eyes, his great grandchildren: Hailea Aragon, Zandria Rodriguez, Tabitha Aragon, Malorie Lara, Myrik Aragon, Mia Vasquez and Mia Aragon along with baby Aiden Guzman who will soon be with us.

A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 22, at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home, 116 W. 4th Street, Pecos, Texas. Services will be held on Thursday the 23rd at 10am at St. Catherines in Pecos, Texas. It will continue to flash at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Papaw, we love you more than you will ever know and will miss you immensely.

Ysidro Dominguez

Ysidro Tores Dominguez, 80, of Balmorhea, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2007.

Mass will be at 11 am. m., Saturday, August 25, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Balmorhea, with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery. Born January 17, 1927 in Balmorhea, he was a lifelong resident of Balmorhea, a retired farmer and a Catholic.

Dominguez was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Dominguez; brother Efrén Domínguez; sisters, Dolores McIntyre and Elvira Hernandez.

Survivors include four children, Ernest Dominguez of Bell Flower, Danny, Tommy and Sammy Dominguez of Balmorhea; a daughter, Velma Sanchez of Odessa; five sisters, Maria Millan of Bell Flower, Lydia Treser of Parris, California, Angela Wilson of Chamberino, N.M., Polly Lyles of El Paso, Rita Lozano of Balmorhea; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pablo Renteria

Pablo Gonzales Renteria, 78, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be held at 10 am, Saturday, August 25, at St. Rose, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born January 16, 1929, in Barstow, he was a hardworking geophysicist, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Renteria was preceded in death by his parents, Chilo Renteria and Tomasa Gonzales; a sister, Martina Torres and a brother, Chayenne Renteria.

Survivors include his wife, Victoria C. Renteria of Pecos; four sons, Pablo Jr., Raul, Ruben and Rudy Renteria, all from Pecos; five daughters, Christina Winfrey, Priscilla Espudo, Michelle Mascarenas and Destiny Renteria, all of Pecos, Maria Luz Renteria Subia of Ft. Stockton; a brother, Rojelio Vargas, of El Paso; two sisters, Lydia Vargas of California, María Luz Díaz de Wickett; 30 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Herlinda Villalon

Herlinda C. Villalón, 55, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at Trinity Fellowship in Uvalde.

Funeral ceremonies at the burial of those cremated, Santa Rosa Cemetery in Pecos, at a later date.

He was born on June 14, 1952 in Pecos.

Survivors include a daughter, Polly Pena de Uvalde; a brother, Sammy Villalon of Pecos; two grandchildren, Robert and James Peña de Uvalde.

Glory to Briseño

Gloria Briseno, 82, of White Settlement, died on Friday, August 17, 2007.

Services will be held at 11:30 am. m. Friday at Greenwood Chapel in White Settlement with burial in Greenwood Memorial Park.

He was born in Presidio and lived his early years in Pecos. He came to Fort Worth in the 1960s, where he lived permanently. She was CNA.

Survivors include their children, Joe, Imelda and Fermin Briseno Jr.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Delyza Hernandez

Delyza Alyze Ortiz Hernandez, age three, of Pecos, died on Friday, August 17, 2007, in Houston.

She was born on September 30, 2003 in Odessa and was Catholic.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Friday, August 24, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Danny Luna Hernandez de Pecos, his mother, Cristina Ortiz de Pecos; grandparents, Martin and Cathy Ortiz and Johnny and Maria Hernandez, all from Pecos; a brother, E.J. Kings of Pecos; a sister, Eveny Reyes de Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Glen Peregrino

John Glenn Pilgrim, 85, of Abilene, died August 16, 2007. Funeral service will be Saturday, August 18, 2007, at 2:00 pm. m. at First Christian Church with Dr. Tom Lyda officiating. Burial will take place at Elmwood Memorial Park.

He was born on February 24, 1922 to Sidney Albert Pilgrim and Mary Elizabeth (Rose) Pilgrim in Temple, Texas. He graduated from Stephenville High School and served in the US Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Before moving to Abilene in 1950, they operated the general store in Huckabay, joined the Abilene Reporter News in the retail advertising department, were members of the Key City Amateur Radio Club, VFW and Kiwanis Club, and were First Christian Church. More recently, he was associated with Mark Wyatt Real Estate.

Pilgrim was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Georgia Beckner Pilgrim.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Pilgrim, whom he married in 1987; their children, Barbara Alexander de Keller; Roby's David Pilgrim, Odessa's Mark Wayne Bell; two sisters, Ruth Humphrey of Knoxville, TN and Betty Kessler of Canton, OH and one grandson.

Memorials can be made to the donor's favorite charity.

ethel collier

Reeves County lost another of the few remaining founding members of the Pioneer family with the passing of Ethel Jane Armstrong Collier on August 7, 2007.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am. m., Friday, August 10, at Fairview Cemetery.

Ethel, one of 13 children, was born on April 5, 1921, to Gadie Bell Brown and Charles Edgar Armstrong. Ethel and Howard Collier, residents of Pecos, were lifelong farmers in southern Reeves County. She was a talented pianist and quilter. Quilting was a great love of hers as she made quilts for each of her children and grandchildren. Ethel and Howard poured their energy and passion into documenting West Texas history at the West of the Pecos Museum in its early years.

The most important thing to her was her family and home. He was a faithful lifelong member of the First Christian Church.

She is survived by her sister, Hope Wilson, and her brothers, Cole and Fred Armstrong.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Collier Jr., in 1998, and is now survived by their three children, Drue Ellen Stanford of Verhalen, Bo Collier of Abilene, Cathryn Jane Godfrey of Georgetown; 5 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; including his eldest great-grandson, Seth Stanford, USMC, serving our country in Iraq, several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to acknowledge the kind and loving care provided by the caregivers at their home and the dedicated staff at Pecos Nursing Home in their later years.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

sweet fennel

Dulce Alegría Hinojos, 11, student, died on Saturday, August 4, 2007, at Ward County Memorial Hospital.

Thursday, August 9th at 10am. m., a funeral service was held at the Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

He was born on February 16, 1996 in Van Horn and was a Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD student.

Survivors include his father, Calixto Hinojos, mother, Alma-Rosa Meza Hinojos; brother, Elder Fennel; sisters, Alma Fennel, Dove Alexandra Fennel Table; aunt, Evangelina Villanueva Carreon and several uncles and aunts.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ramon Ortega

Ramón G. Ortega, 63, former Pecos resident, died on Monday, August 6, 2007.

Mass is scheduled for Friday, August 10 at 10:00 am. m. at the Catholic Church of St. Joseph in Carlsbad, N.M., officiated by Father Valentine M. Jankowski. Burial will be at Carlsbad Cemetery.

He was born on January 26, 1944 in Pecos, to Elauterio and Antonia García Ortega.

Ortega was preceded in death by his mother and a daughter, Roseann Ortega.

Survivors include her father, Elauterio Ortega de Hobss, N.M.; three sons, Raymond, Richard and Ruben Ortega of Midland; two daughters, Ramelia Chavez of Hobbs, N.M., Rebecca Alvarado of Midland; a brother, Benito G. Ortega of Carlsbad, N.M.; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gilda Vejil

Gilda Díaz Vejil, 60, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, at her home.

She will be buried at 11am. m. on Saturday, August 4th. Services will be at First Baptist Church, 5th and Hickory Streets, with the Rev. Greer Willis, of Pecos, and the Rev. James Sain of Tulia officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Vejil was born on December 1, 1946 in Pecos to the late Celestino Díaz and Flavia Alvarado Díaz. It is with a heavy heart that we share our grief with you, our friends and family.

She leaves to mourn her departure to her husband of 42 years, David, Sr.; their children, David Jr. and wife, Lourdes; Patricia Abila and her husband, Gilbert, both from Pecos; also Demecio de San Antonio.

His grandchildren are BreAnn Windham and Bryson Abila; Liza, Leloni, Dominique and Sophia Vejil; Demecia Jr. and Amanda Vejil. He is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Kyrie Zali Escajeda.

We were all blessed by her, her sincerity and willingness to give up anything. We truly believe that she is at eternal rest with a new, resurrected body.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Friends of the Reeves County Library.

Carmen Payan

Carmen Marquez Payan, 63, of Pecos, died on Saturday, July 28, 2007 in Ojinaga, Chih., Mexico, in a car accident.

Mass will be celebrated at noon on Wednesday, August 1st, at the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

He is preceded in death by his father, Alex Marquez Sr.

Survivors include his mother, Francisca Márquez de Pecos; four children, Pete, Rene, Gabriel and Lee Payan, all from Midland; six brothers, Alex Jr., Jacob, Jaime and Mickey Marquez from Pecos, Peter Marquez from Midland, Ray Marquez from California; five sisters, Belinda Mora of Pecos, Alicia Porras, Sally Cortez, Gracie Marquez of California, Jeannie Marquez of Odessa; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

julia wilson

Julia (Ross) Wilson, born May 4, 1931 in Houston, Texas, is a graduate of Lamar High School and earned her BA in Biology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

The wake was held at 11 am. m., Monday, July 30, at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Wilson began teaching in the Pecos Barstow Toyah School District in 1956, was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1988 by the Pecos Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the Merry Wives Club, and an elder of Pecos First Presbyterian Church. He lived in Pecos most of his life until his retirement. After retirement, she married John Wilson and moved to Cloudcroft, N.M. She was preceded in death by her parents Willie Lou Castle and Warren Penn Castle of Mt. Vernon and their first child Kyle Harden Ross.

Survivors include her husband John Wilson of Pyote, their children Worth Ross of Dallas, Michelle Ross Meyer; a granddaughter Andrea Meyer of Colleyville; her brother Warren P. Castle Jr. of Houston and J.G. Buddy Ross, the children's father and many close friends.

Julia suffered from Alzheimer's and had resided in a special care center for Alzheimer's patients for the last three years in Bedford.

The family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation in lieu of flowers.

Leila Jean Creager

Leila Jean (Lee) Creager, 73, died on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at her home in Kermit.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at 2:00 pm at Belvue Baptist Church of Kermit, with Brother Bill Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Born January 1, 1934 in Stamford, she was a housewife.

Survivors include her husband, Don Creager de Kermit; three daughters, Kathryn Jean Putnam of Kermit, Regena Ann Derrick of Mentone, Brittany Djurdjevic of Coppell, TX; a brother - Bobby Carl Smalley of Del Rio, TX; two sisters: JoAnn Stevenson of Forgan, OK and Melba Ritter of Wink, TX; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services are provided by Funerária Family Services.

Conceição Luján

Concepcion Lujan Sr., age 81, died on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at Home Hospice in Odessa.

The mass will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, at the Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe Catholic Church, in Zaragoza, presided over by the deacon Jesús Mercado. Burial will be in the Zaragoza Cemetery in Zaragoza.

She was born on January 23, 1926 in San Antonio, Mexico, to Concepción and Florencia Luján, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Concepcion Lujan, Jr. from Odessa; a daughter, Blasa Nino de Las Cruces, N.M.; two brothers, Jose Lujan de Van Horn, Manuel Lujan from Chihuahua, Mexico; four sisters, Socorro Lujan de Lubbock, Monce Lujan de Hobbs, N.M., Faustina Lujan de McCamey, Gabina Lujan de Hobbs, N.M.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Martinez Smith Funeral Chapels and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

Rita Navarret

Rita Navarrette, 76, from Odessa, died on Saturday, July 21, 2007, at her home.

Services will be held at 2pm. m., on Sunday, July 22, at the Martinez Smith Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, with Brother Francisco Vargas as officiant. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery.

She was born on August 11, 1930 in Redford, the daughter of Martín Herrera and Isabel Chávez, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Manuel Navarrette Sr. from Odessa; a son, Manuel Navarrette Jr. of the Colony; four daughters, Mary Lou Anaya of Lubbock, Alicia N. Rodriguez, Delma N. Alvarez, Grace N. Carda, all of Odessa; a brother, Martin C. Herrera of Brownfield; three sisters, Consuelo Ramirez of Rosewell, N.M., Esperanza Rodriguez of Chandlar, Arizona, Anna Anaya of Brownfield; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The Martinez Smith Funeral Chapel and Crematorium is in charge of the preparations.

Isabel Abila <p>Isabel Abila, 66, of Barstow, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be at 10 am. m., Friday, July 20, at St. Rose with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

Born August 8, 1940 in Barstow, she was a housewife, a lifelong resident of Barstow, and a Catholic.

Abila was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Hilaria Garcia; a son, Carlos Abila and a daughter, June Abila.

Survivors include her husband, Florentino Abila of Barstow; three sons, Ricky Abila of Midland, Alfredo and Jimmy Abila of Barstow; three daughters, Mary Ramirez of Odessa, Margie Flores of Fort Stockton, Sylvia Flores of Barstow; five brothers, Lencho Garcia of Barstow, Bernie Garcia of Cleburn, Domingo Garcia of La Puente, California, Johnny Garcia of Fort Stockton, Santos Garcia of Midland; three sisters, Luisa Mendoza of Barstow, Leonor Carrasco of Monahans, Lupe Wilkins of San Antonio; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

sarah peters

Sarah Peters, 66, of Pecos, died on Thursday, July 12, 2007.

A funeral service was held at 4:30 pm. m., Tuesday, July 17, at Pecos Funeral Chapel.

Born July 4, 1941 in Alfred, Tx., she was a homemaker, longtime Pecos resident, and Baptist.

Peters was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Allison Ross and her husband, Roy C. Peters.

Survivors include a daughter, Deana Kern of Denton; two children, James Petty of Pecos, Eddie Peters and seven grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

billy wilson

Billy D. Wilson, 76, of Quitman, formerly Pecos, died Thursday, July 5, 2007 in Amarillo.

He was Catholic and retired from the United States Army.

Survivors include a sister, Darlene Wilson of Mineola.

Wilson donated his body to the Texas Tech Health Science Center in Lubbock. There will be no services.

Victor Joel Rede

In memory of Victor Joel Rede, a loving son, brother and uncle who was loved and will be missed by his entire family. He was a practicing Catholic in Our Lady of Guadalupe. Victor was hired as a stage producer for the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Choral, which brought out his passion for music. Regardless of his medical condition, since being honorably discharged from the military, he has lived his life to the fullest, as if each day was his last. Two things he never regretted were his family and being in the military.

Victor was born in Pecos, Texas on February 25, 1969 and died to be with the Lord on July 6, 2007 in Midland. Something we will all remember about Victor is how he always put his family and others before himself.

Victor is survived by his mother, Maria Magdalena Rede Garciaroiz, his father, Jesus Garciaroiz, of Midland; four brothers, Jesse Garciaroiz, Joe Garciaroiz, Mark Garciaroiz and Charlie Garciaroiz, all from Midland; four nephews, five nieces and four godchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hermerejildo and Agapita Rede, a great-aunt, Juliana S. Rede, and other uncles and aunts.

The rosary will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 7 pm. m. at Ellis Funeral Home. Services will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at 11:00 am at St. Stephen, followed by burial at Serenity Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Hwy., Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 683-5555. To send condolences online, visit the HYPERLINK "http://www.mem.com" \t "_blank" www.mem.com

Albino Adame

Albino Adame, 60, of Pecos, died on Monday, July 2, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

A religious service was held at 4 pm. m., Wednesday, July 4, in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home. Burial was at Gómez Palacio Cemetery in Mexico.

Born May 1, 1947 in Santa Ana, Coahuila, Mexico, he was a dairy worker, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Felipa Adame; four children, Santos and José Alberto Adame, from Mexico; four daughters, Concepcion Adame of Mexico, Guillermina Adame of Big Spring, Lorena Adame of Donna, Maria Guadalupe Adame of Pecos; three brothers, Francisco and José Arredondo Adame, from Mexico; two sisters, Paulina Bustamantes de Donna; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

forrest eubank

Forrest Bub Eubank, 91, of Odessa, (formerly of Pecos), died May 10, 2007 at Big Spring VA Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at the cemetery at 10:00 am. m., Saturday, June 30, at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos.

He was born in Fairfield and was a lifelong Methodist.

Eubank was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, 57, and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, William Bill Eubank of Farmington, N.M., Kirk Eubank of Hawaii; a daughter, Melanie Parker of Odessa (ex-Pecos); three grandchildren (ex-Pecos) and five out-of-state grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a niece and three nephews.

Enrique Rodriguez

Enrique Rodríguez, 81, from Zaragoza, died on Sunday, June 24, 2007, at the Hospice House in Odessa.

Services were held at 10 am. on Wednesday, June 27, in Zaragoza, at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with burial in the Zaragoza Cemetery.

He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Belia Rodríguez; three children, Alfredo Rodríguez de Pecos, Enrique Rodríguez Jr. and Tony Rodriguez of Odessa; two daughters, Balvina Morales de Odessa, Nori Rodríguez de Monahans; two brothers, Ramón Rodríguez and Salvador Rodríguez de Alpine.

Acres West Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

nerea garcia

Nerea Nora R. Garcia, 74, of Pecos, died on Saturday, May 23, 2007 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 26, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born May 12, 1933 in Grandfalls, she was a lifelong resident, retired cook and Catholic.

Garcia was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos Sr. and Josefina Renteria.

Survivors include José H. García de Pecos; a son, José H. García de Pecos; a daughter, Katherine G. Ortega of Pecos; two brothers, Guadalupe Renteria of California, Carlos Renteria Jr. from Midland; three sisters, Eloisa Carrera of Pecos, Jovita Renteria of Midland, Marta Renteria of New Jersey, and seven grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

willie mayes

Willie Mayes, 93, of Pecos, died on Friday, June 15, 2007.

On Saturday, June 21, there will be mass at 2 pm. m., in Pecos Funeral Home chapel, with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born February 1, 1914, in Hearne, she was a homemaker, longtime Pecos resident, and a Christian.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Daniels of Killeen.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Sparkman

Frances Acosta Esparza Sparkman, 77, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at Hospice House in Odessa.

Burial will be on Friday, June 22nd at 2pm. m. at Pecos Funeral Home with Wayne Sparkman officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos.

Born June 7, 1930 in San Pedro Ranch, Ft. Stockton, she was a homemaker and a member of the Latter-day Saints.

Sparkman was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and loving friend. He touched so many lives with his loving and giving example. We will miss her dearly, but we will never forget her. Families can stay together forever! Until we meet again, Mom! Your beloved family for all time and eternity!

Preceded in death by their spouses, Rodney Sparkman Sr., Amando Esparza Sr.; brother, José Cruz Acosta; grandchildren, Matthew Navarrette, Christina Natividad, Trey Esparza, Brenda Fuentes and Derrick Duran.

Survivors include his parents, Aurélio and Manuela Acosta de Pecos; seven children, Melvin Sparkman of Big Spring, Amando Mondie Esparza of Odessa, Alfonso and Jesse Esparza of Midland, Wayne Sparkman of Pecos, Rodney Sparkman Jr. of West Bountiful, Utah, Jim Sparkman of Sylacauga, Alabama; eight daughters, Martha Sparkman of San Antonio, Louise Travae of Dublin, Mary Franco of Pecos, Virginia Jones of Irving, Sylvia Hernandez of Ft. Stockton, Susan Reyes and Patricia Sparkman of Pecos, Cynthia Sparkman of Round Rock; four sisters, Concha Swanson of El Paso, Amelia Reyes, Rosa Payan, Mary Pallan of Pecos; 46 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home of Pecos is in charge of the preparations.

Billie Earline Bickley

Billie E. Bickley, 86, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 in Midland. He was born on October 17, 1920 in Ft. Worth, Texas, son of Metta Lee and Clarence E. Shields.

Billie is a graduate of Abilene High School and McMurray College, also in Abilene. While in college, she met her soul mate, Bob Bickley, and they were married on June 18, 1941, almost 66 years ago.

World War II broke out six months later, and Billie followed Bob to a training camp in El Paso to care for him, as she had during their marriage. Their first child, Linda, was born there in 1943. Bob spent the next two and a half years in Europe; Billie and Linda returned to Abilene and her parents to await their return.

In 1948 Billie, Bob and their two daughters moved to Pecos. When asked what she thought of Pecos, Billie replied, "Okay, but I would hate to think that I would have to spend the rest of my life here." And that was fifty-nine years ago.

Billie spent those fifty-nine years raising Bob and their three daughters. She was the best housewife: a wonderful cook, a talented seamstress, and a devoted mother. For many years, Billie stayed up late sewing for her daughters. As a college student of art and clothing design, I might look at a picture, grab a newspaper, and start cutting out a pattern to sew on. Her daughters always had the best play clothes, school clothes, Halloween costumes, formal and wedding dresses.

After many years of being a stay-at-home mom, Billie returned to teaching and was in room 23 at South Pecos Elementary School, now Austin Elementary School, for twenty years. She impacted many lives by loving her sixth graders and the math she taught them. She was even honored as Teacher of the Year by the Pecos Chamber of Commerce.

After retirement, Billie picked up her watercolor brushes again and was active in the Pecos Art Association. She was also busy with the retired Pecos teachers, serving on their executive committee more than once. Billie was also a longtime member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church and served in its Altar Guild.

Billie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bob Bickley, and her smart and favorite "daughter", Lucy, a black Labrador retriever. She is survived by three daughters: Linda Hayes of El Paso, Martee Stuart and her husband, Bob, of Midland, Betsey Slack and her husband, Ken of Dallas. Billie is also survived by six grandchildren, Jennifer Perez, David Lumpkin and his wife, Adriana, Julie Davis and her husband, Don, Matthew Perez, Will Slack, Lee Slack; six great-grandchildren. Also surviving was Billie Ramona Salcido, loved like family, who cared for the Bickleys for thirty-eight years.

Memorials can be mailed to The West of the Pecos Museum, P.O. Box 1784, Pecos, Texas 79772, Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702, or the charity of your choice.

Jose Herrera

José Tavares Herrera, Sr., loving husband, father and TA, left this world to be with our Lord and our family on June 18, 2007, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

He was born on January 21, 1931 in El Indio, Texas to Neponunceno and Jesús Herrera. At a very young age, Joe lost his mother and then his father. Joe and his siblings were raised by several loving uncles and aunts. These people opened their homes, shared their families, and gave them lots of love and the necessities of life. He treasured and loved each one dearly. They held a very special place in her heart. He would never forget what they did for him. Family has always been very important to him, but more importantly, he has always wanted to give back to those he loved the most.

Joe served in the US Army during the Korean conflict. He was very proud that he could also serve his country. He often talked about his travels and the good friends he met during that period of his life. A special friend, Rudy Candelaria. After his tenure in Japan ended, Joe lived with Rudy and his family. Here he found a second mother, Mama Candelária, who treated him like one of her own children. His love for Mama Candelária never left him, during his illness he spoke of her over and over again.

The time has come for Joe to get married. José and Luz Vásquez were honored to ask for their beautiful bride's hand in marriage. Joe and Bea were married on April 28, 1956. Joe and Bea were married for 51 years. They had two children, Debra Ann and Jose Jr. Joey. They raised their children in Pecos. Joe loved his children, they were his world. He loved them so much that he instilled in them the importance of family and a good education. He was determined that his children would finish high school and go to college. Both boys received their university degrees, which made him very proud. He was even more proud of his granddaughters as he attended their high school graduation and another college graduation in the same year. He smiled for weeks talking about his daughters. Joe worked at Toones Grocery. Over a period of 45 years, he not only worked at Toones, but became his other family. Jimmy Toone and Joe worked together to help people in this community. He watched so many children walk through the doors and then come back as fully grown adults, as he would say. They held a very special place in her heart. He loved to buy them candy and a Coke after they showed their report cards or maybe it was their birthday. Shy kids who never spoke, well Joe found ways to finally open up. It made him feel very special when, as adults, they came to thank him for everything he did. His special children are now all over the world. After many years of dealing with his illness, one of his special children came to visit; he was so excited he cried when he was told they had to go. Joe touched so many people in so many different ways - these are memories that will be cherished by everyone who knew him.

Joe was a very simple and humble man. All he needed in his life was his family. His life revolved around his family. The family was the most important thing. Joe and Bea worked very hard to help provide a good and loving Christian home for their family. Then came the grandchildren. TA left his grandchildren with so many fond memories of curing any disease with a can of 7-Up, going to swim meets, school events, softball games, having picnics and eating Cowboy beans and grilling chicken on the day off. TA always wanted to be there, well, because it was important for the grandchildren. TA was a model of love for his grandchildren, as he always said that's why I'm here, he was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Benito Vásquez, Polito Vásquez, Lupe Vásquez, his grandson, Jonathan, and daughter-in-law Elsa.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Bea Herrera; daughter and husband Debbie and Saul Flores, son and wife, Joey and Monica Herrera. Grandchildren Sarah Catherine, Kelsey Jane, Devan and Tatyana Ines. Brothers Lamberto Herrera and wife Josefa, Frank Vásquez and wife Martha, Ramón Vásquez and wife Anita, sister Manuela Urias. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and godchildren. Sonia Madrid, caregiver, who was our God sent angel who took such good care of Dad during his long illness.

We will miss Dad dearly, but one thing is for sure, he left this family with lots of love and wonderful memories. The legacy he left behind is one of love, compassion and appreciation for all who loved him. He joined his family in heaven, whom he missed and longed to be with. He was so devoted to Our Lady that he had faith that the Virgin of Guadalupe would one day guide him to his mother. We pray for the day when we will be reunited with Papi and all of our family members who have gone to be with our Lord. The family would like to thank Dr. Darpolar, his team, Dr. Moorthi, Dr. Cerna, Reeves County Hospital staff, Pecos Ambulance Service, American Home Health staff, Mr. and Mrs. John Rediger and team, Leo Hung, Steve Valenzuela and team, Mr. nativity. To the nurses at Reeves County Memorial: You took great care of Dad. Thanks to everyone who supported us during Dad's illness with words of encouragement and prayers. To all our family and friends for the flowers, food, cards and phone calls during this time. God really did send angels to this family. May one day we be able to thank you for everything you have done for this family. You all hold a very special place in our hearts. God bless you all.

Juan moore

John M. Moore, a lifelong rancher in the Pecos and Balmorhea area, died on June 15, 2007 in Richardson, where he had lived for the past four years.

The wake will be held at 10 am. m. on Friday, June 22 at Evergreen Cemetery.

Moore was born on November 30, 1921 to Tatum and Mary Somes Moore in Brogado, which is near present-day Balmorhea. He attended schools in Balmorhea and graduated from Sul Ross State University. At Alpine he met Doris Hicks and they were married on July 17, 1942.

Moore was a lifelong farmer in Pecos, Balmorhea and Fort Stockton. He served on the Board of Directors for what was formerly First National Bank in Pecos. The West of the Pecos Rodeo program was dedicated to John in 1987 and the Moore family was honored as a Reeves County Pioneer Family in 1979.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Doris Hicks Moore in 2005, his three sisters, Mary Helen Schmidt, Jo Evelyn Crawford, Dorothy Harding and his parents.

Survivors include his brother, J.T. Moore, Jr. and his wife Betty Jane of Dallas. He is also survived by three sons and daughters-in-law; Richardson's Monty and Tammy Moore; Hardin and Teri Moore of San Angelo; Jerry and Pauline Moore from Friendswood. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Trey Moore and his wife Vicki; Manda Henderson and her husband Quinn; Jade Johnson; Shannon Glenn; H. Ross Moore; Allison Szemrpuch and husband Paul; and Katelyn Moore. There are five great-grandchildren: Koen, Haidan and Brychan Moore; Cali and Beck Henderson. There are also many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Big John was larger than life and will be missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the West of the Pecos Museum. A memorial service was held in Richardson on Monday, June 18 at the Atria Senior Living Center.

Daniel Alvarez

Daniel S. Alvarez, 77, of Monahans, died on Monday, June 4, 2007, at Hospice House in Odessa.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m. Friday, June 8 at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born September 29, 1930, in the Presidio, he was a construction worker, a lifelong resident of Monahans, and a Catholic.

Survivors include his mother, Isabel Alvarez; two sons, Alvaro Alvarez of Monahans, Kenny Alvarez of California; two brothers, Ray and Carlos Alvarez, from California; four sisters, Hortencia A. Davis, Elvira Alvarez, Guadalupe Saenz, Rosalinda Glow, all from California; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

marion wines

Marion Claude Wynne, 83, of Odessa, died on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Crane Memorial Hospital in Crane.

Funeral ceremonies are scheduled for 10:00 am. m. on Saturday, June 16, at Acres West Funeral Chapel, West Odessa, with Brother Roy Jones officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos.

He was born October 15, 1923 in Columbus, N.M. and retired from his job as a heavy equipment operator in the oil field.

Survivors include two sons, Curtis C. Wynne of Hobbs, N.M., Cecil N. Wynne of Carlsbad, N.M.; a daughter, Cathy Wright of Huffman; a brother, Gene Wynne of Tularosa, N.M.; a sister, Charlotte Garlick, of La Plata, N.M.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa is in charge of the arrangements.

Inês Doggett

Services to 84 Inez Doggett from Lubbock will be at 10:30 am. m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at Sanders Memorial Chapel with Dustin Hatley officiating. Burial will be at 3 pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home.

He died on June 1, 2007 at the VistaCare Hospice Facility.

Sadie Inez Doggett was born May 4, 1923 in Hilton, TX, to Robert and Sally Watts, married William C. Doggett in 1938 in Sweetwater, was a homemaker, nurse in Pecos for 33 years, and member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002 and her son, Wayne Doggett, in 1998.

Survivors include two children, Ronnie of Giddings, Tx., Bob of Lubbock; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested for VistaCare Hospice of Lubbock 1717 Norfolk Lubbock, Tx. 79416.

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Derik Gregory Duran, a 15-day-old baby, died on Friday, June 1, 2007 at the Odessa Regional Hospital.

He was born on May 17, 2007 in Odessa.

Funeral services will be held at 9 am. m., Tuesday, June 5, at Rose Hill Cemetery Babyland with Reverend Joey Faylona officiating.

Survivors include his parents, Greg Duran of San Angelo and Vanity Trujillo of Odessa; paternal grandparents, Octavio and Lydia Duran from San Angelo; maternal grandparents, Mario and Sandra Ramirez from Odessa; maternal great-grandparents, Jesús and María Franco de Pecos; maternal great-grandmother, Frances Esparza Sparkman of Pecos; maternal great-grandparents Aurelio and Manuela Acosta de Pecos. The Odessa Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Beloved Flowers

Amado Flores, 79, of Pecos, died on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at University Medical Center Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born February 15, 1928 in Pecos, a retired truck driver, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Mass took place at 10 am. Monday, June 4th at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Ortega of Pecos; a daughter, Anita Ortega of California; a brother, José Flores, from California; three sisters, Lucy Ojinaga and Gerry Enriquez from California, Gloria Tarango from Pecos and three grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jessie Chuy Garcia

Jessie Garcia, age 58, of Albany, died on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Stephens Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 5 at 11 am. m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albany and will be officiated by the Rev. Richard J. Serina, Jr. Funeral services with military rites will be at 11am. m., Wednesday, June 6, at Barstow Cemetery in Barstow, Texas, with the Rev. Jerry D. Bagwell officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. The body will rest at Pecos Funeral Home on Tuesday night, June 5, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Jesús Gamboa García was born on December 25, 1948 in Barstow, Texas to parents Guillermo García and Elauteria Teah Gamboa García. He graduated from Barstow High School in 1968. Jessie served in the US Army from 1969 to 1971. He married Carmen Maxine Carey in Odessa, Texas on February 14, 1987. He worked for Philips Conoco from 1987 to 2003 , was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Odessa. He moved to Albany with his family in 2006.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Emilio Garcia and Armando Garcia, and a son, Aaron Garcia.

Survivors include: his wife, Carmen Garcia, of Albany; a son, J. J. Garcia, of Albany; a daughter, Kimberley Garcia, of Midland; a brother, Cheve Garcia de Pecos; three sisters, Tina Witt and Cruz Hodge, both from Pecos, and Dell Moore, from Odessa; and a grandson, Christopher Mancha, of Midland.

Memorials can be made at Hendrick Hospice and left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences can be sent online at www.morehartmortuary.net.

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Hortencia De La Garza, 75, of Pecos, died on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

From 10:00 a mass will be held in the chapel. m., Wednesday, May 30, at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home Chapel with Burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born June 5, 1931 in Piedras Negras, Coailla, Mexico, she was a retired culinary nutritionist, lifelong Pecos resident, and Mormon.

Survivors include her husband, Manuel De La Garza, Sr. from Pecos; two sons, Manuel and Edel De La Garza from Pecos; two daughters, Martha De La Garza of Pecos, Maby Sutlive of El Paso; a brother, Daniel Alba of Las Vegas, Nevada; two sisters, Rinda Alba and Ester De La Garza, both of Orem, Utah, and five grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Margarito Garcia, 92, of Barstow, died on Friday, May 25, 2007 at his home.

Mass was held at 11 am. m. Monday 28th May at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Barstow with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

Born February 23, 1915, in Barstow, he was a lifelong Barstow resident, a retired laborer and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Felipa G. Garcia of Barstow; two sons, Manuel G. Garcia of Barstow, Tony Garcia of Odessa; a daughter, Linda Fuentes de Crane; a brother, Donicio Nicio Garcia of Barstow; two sisters, Sabina Bustillos de Pecos, Concha Armendariz de Loving, N.M.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Winnie Short, 98, of Fort Stockton, died on Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 28 at 1:00 pm. m. at Wolf Cemetery with Andy Quinton officiating.

He was born on September 1, 1908 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Short was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Short; five children, Elwood, R.V., HD, L.B. and Lawrence Short.

Survivors include three daughters, Colene Shockey of Balmorhea, Umijeam Nielson of Oklahoma, Lavonnia Babba of Troy, Texas; two children, Con Short of Wewoka, Oklahoma, Charles Short of Texas, Minnie Branson of Utah; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Fort Stockton Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Crissy Lopez, 37, of Pecos, died on Monday, May 21, 2007, in Odessa.

The mass will be at 10 am on Friday, May 25, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be in Barstow Cemetery.

Born December 4, 1969 in Pecos, she is a homemaker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include her parents, Frank and Mary Fay Ornelas of Barstow; a son, Raymond Lopez Jr. of Barstow; two daughters, Christy and Angela Lopez of Barstow; two brothers, Randy Matta, Fernando Sánchez de Victoria; three sisters, Belinda Dominguez and Amanda Natividad de Pecos, Yvonne Muniz and a grandson.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Ismael Ruiz Ortega, 69, of Balmorhea, died on Friday, May 18, 2007 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass was held at 10 am. on Monday, May 21, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, with Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez officiating. Burial was at Balmorhea Cemetery.

He was born July 31, 1937 in Balmorhea, a retired car test driver, longtime resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Wenseslada O. Ortega of Pecos; six children, Ismael Ortega Jr. de Temple, Mike R. Ortega de Hurst, Joel Ortega de El Paso, Roy Richardson de Kermit, Sergio Villegas de Dallas, Rudy Villegas de Pecos; three brothers, Vivian, Andres and Luis Ortega de Balmorhea and 12 grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joy Chappell

Joy Marie Chappell, 70, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

The burial will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 11:00 am. m. at Barstow Cemetery.

Born July 21, 1936 in Big Spring, she is a retired teacher, longtime Pecos resident, and Christian.

Survivors include four children, Lloyd Chappell of Pecos, Curtis, Craig and Larry Chappell of San Angelo; a sister, June Diehl of Ozona; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

forrest eubank

Forrest Bub Eubank, 91, of Pecos, died Thursday, May 10, 2007 at a Big Spring hospital.

Funeral services will be held later in Pecos.

Eubank was born on September 11, 1915 in Fairfield, Tx. and married Ruth Eubank on January 1, 1942 in Houma, Louisiana and was a Methodist.

His wife, Ruth Eubank, preceded him in death on August 1, 1998.

Survivors include a daughter, Melanie Parker, from Odessa; two sons, William Bill Eubank of Farmington, N.M., Kirk Eubank of Kapaau, Hawaii; six grandchildren; a granddaughter and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Pecos First United Methodist Church or Navajo Ministries, 2103 W. Main, Farmington, N.M. 87401.

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Evelyn Carlson

Evelyn Carlson, 89, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2007. A church service was held at 1:00 pm. m. Thursday, May 10 at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will take place on Saturday in Norse, Tx. Born May 1, 1918 in Womack, Tx., she was an employee of the C.R. Anthony, a longtime Pecos resident, enjoyed quilting and playing and was a Lutheran.

Survivors include three sons, Bob Carlson of Euless, Tx., Curtis Carlson of Lewisville, Jim Carlson of Lewisville; three daughters, Elaine Moody of Pecos, Marilyn Moody of Minco, Oklahoma, Jackie Vinske of Odessa; three sisters, Alice Zieglet of Waco, Esther Larson of Waxahachie, Agnus Rogstad of Cransfill; 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roberto Rains Jr.

Funeral services for Robert Charles Rains, Jr., 56, of Levelland, were held on Wednesday, May 9 at 2:00 pm. m. at Cactus Drive Church of Christ in Levelland.

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Burial will be at 10 am. m. (MT) on Friday, May 11, at the Prairie Haven Memorial Park Cemetery in Hobbs, New Mexico. He was born on June 19, 1950 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Bob Rains, Sr. and Marcie Rains. He graduated from Hobbs High School in 1968 and served in the US Navy during the Vietnam conflict.

After his discharge from the Navy, Rains married LaVena Louise Crowell on October 20, 1972. He served with the Police Department in Hobbs, Pecos and Big Spring. He graduated from the Sunset School of Preaching in Lubbock in 1986, but found his true calling serving families through his position as a funeral director in Levelland. He attended Cactus Drive Church of Christ, where he has served as an elder for the past 10 years. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, LaVena Rains; a daughter, Anne Flores, son-in-law John, granddaughter, Marcie, and expected grandson Sebastian, all from Carlsbad, N.M.; a son, David Rains of Levelland; a brother, Stephen Rains, a sister, Rhonda Dunn, a niece Jeanie Whatley and her husband, Quintin, all of Hobbs, N.M. and a host of family and friends.

The family suggest that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Robert's favorite charity, The Childrens Home of Lubbock, P.O. Box 2824, Lubbock, Texas. 79408.

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Paul Robert Scott, Sr., 82, of Searcy, died on Thursday, May 10. Burial will be at 4 pm. m. on Friday, May 11th at the Westside Church of Christ in Searcy.

He was born July 16, 1924 in Las Cruces, N.M. to Harold and Lina Brownley Scott and raised in Pecos. He and his wife, Peggie, founded Sojourners, a national Church of Christ ministry based in Marshall, Tx.

Survivors include three sons, Paul Scott, Jr., of West Yellowstone, Montana, Tom Scott of Pantego, Tx., Andy Scott of Searcy, Ark.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The Powell Funeral Home of Searcy is in charge of the arrangements.

Edith Smith

Edith Winterrowd Smith died on April 30, 2007 at Christopher House Hospice in Austin, Texas.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, May 3 at Pecos Cemetery in Pecos, Texas.

Smith devoted her time to her church in Pecos and the Youth Department at First Baptist Church in Pecos, a loyal Meals on Wheels volunteer, worked at Sears, and later worked for the City of Pecos in the Water Department.

She received the Key to Pecos City in recognition of her years of service to the community, also received an award from the Society of Business and Professional Women for Business Woman of the Month, met and married Bill Smith, and they were married in June 1978 in Odessa, Texas. In 2000, they moved to San Angelo to be closer to family and medical facilities. In 2006, the couple moved to Austin to stay at the same nursing home that tended to their individual needs.

He was preceded in death by Ross Earl Winnterrowd.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Smith; four children: Lonnie Winterrowd of Lubbock, Dennis Winterrowd of Bandera, Texas, Linda Laughlin of Arlington, Virginia, Cary Winterrowd of Guymon, Oklahoma; stepdaughter Maxine Hudson from Austin; a brother Walter Stroup of Ft. Worth; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made for Christopher House Hospice or their favorite charity.

Arrangements are made by Robert Massie Funeral Home.

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Joe G. Gunn, 86, of Fort Stockton, died on Sunday, May 6, 2007.

Services will be held at 10am. m., Tuesday, May 8, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Jim Miles.

A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 pm at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos.

Born October 20, 1920 in Palo Pinto, he was a welder/owner and operator who had lived in Fort Stockton since 2000 and had previously lived in Pecos.

Gunn was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Gunn, in 1994.

Survivors include a son, Jim Gunn of Austin; two daughters, Faye Johnson of Fort Stockton, Kitty Ann Gunn of Snyder; two brothers, Jim Gunn of Long Beach, California, Ray Lindsay of Pecos; four sisters, Mary Driskell, Hazel Lindsay, Helen Lindsay, Una Jean Vickers, all from El Paso; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Fort Stockton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Anniece Hooker, 68, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

At 10:00 a mass was held in the chapel. m. on Monday, May 7 at the Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Mike McDonald and Billy Reed officiating.

Born September 10, 1938, in Antoine, Oklahoma, she was a homemaker, longtime Pecos resident, and member of the Church of Christ.

Hooker was preceded in death by a brother, Dwight Hooker.

Survivors include his parents, Thomas Sr. and Martha Hooker of Pecos; a brother, Thomas Hooker Jr. from Coyle, Oklahoma; a sister, Monya Wolfe de Monahans; 10 nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Edwin Forrest Perry, 75, of Pcos, died on Friday, May 4, 2007.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 pm. .

Survivors include two sons, Forrest Perry of Pecos, Edwin Perry of San Angelo; a daughter, Carol Smith of Durango, Colorado; two brothers, Raymond Perry of San Antonio, Mike Perry of Leakey; four children and six great-grandchildren.

Fort Stockton Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Roberto Villanueva, 74, of Pecos, Thursday, May 3, 2007, Midland.

Mass was celebrated at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 7, in the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 11, 1933 in Ojinaga, Chih., Mexico, he was a retired railroad worker, longtime Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Villanueva de Pecos; a son, Robert Villanueva of Pecos and a daughter, Carmen Thomas of El Paso.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Guillermo Bob Bickley

William R. Bob Bickley, 88, of Pecos, died on Sunday, April 29, 2007 in Midland. Bob was born on September 22, 1918 in Merkel, Texas to Josephus and Mabel Bickley.

Bob is a graduate of Merkel High School and McMurray College in Abilene. While in college, he met Billie Shields. They were married in 1941 and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past June.

Bob served in the army during World War II. His wartime tour took him to England, France, Belgium and Germany. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre, a medal of bravery, awarded by the French government.

Shortly after returning to the US, Bob took a job with Anderson Clayton and moved to Pecos. Although the ACCO facility changed hands a few times, Bob remained where he was. He really loved his community. During the 60 years he lived in Pecos, he served his town as a school counselor, councilor and mayor. The city, in turn, honored him as Citizen of the Year. There is also a street named after him.

Bob was a longtime member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, where he served several times on the Bishops' Committee.

He has been involved in all aspects of farming throughout his career. Bob eventually formed a cooperative factory that served gin from Reeves County to the Panhandle. The West Texas Cooperative Oil Mill was a company that served local farmers and beyond. It was probably one of the most satisfying things in his career. In later years, he was director of the Trans Pecos Cotton Association. Throughout his years in agriculture, he served as president of the Texas Cottonseed Crushers Association and as a director of the National Cotton Council. He participated in cotton trade negotiations on behalf of the State Department. He was a farmer, a miller, a crusher, a lobbyist, and a complete farmer advocate. Other community participations were on the boards of directors of Security State Bank and the Balmorhea Ranchers.

Bob was an avid sportsman and enjoyed teaching his grandchildren the sport of hunting. He tolerated camping with the family and would get a fever whenever Billie made him do something he didn't want to do. That being said, he loved his family very much and would have done anything in his power to take care of them.

Survivors include his wife, Billie; a daughter, Linda Hayes of El Paso; a daughter and son-in-law, Martee and Bob Stuart of Midland; a daughter and son-in-law, Betsey and Ken Slack of Dallas; six grandchildren: Jennifer Perez, David Lumpkin and his wife, Adriana; Julie Davis and her husband, Don; Matthew Perez, Will Slack and Lee Slack. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren. Ramona Salcido, loved like family, cared for the Bickleys for 38 years.

Memorials can be mailed to The West of the Pecos Museum, P.O. Box 1784, Pecos, Texas 79772 or to the charity of your choice.

Raúl Barrera

Raul L. Barrera, 38, of Pecos, Morreu on Saturday, April 26, 2007 at Medical Center Hospital.

Mass took place at 10 am. on Monday, April 30, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa.

Born December 17, 1968 in Pecos, he was a blue collar, lifelong Pecos resident and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Ashley Martinez of Pecos; his parents, Antonio Barrera from El Paso, Aurora Lujan from Pecos; four sons, Raul, Patrick, Jacob and Joe Angel Barrera from Pecos; a daughter, Monique Barrera de Pecos; two brothers, Ricardo Barrera from Pecos, Rene Barrera from Dexter; two sisters, Sandra Sauceda from Midland, Norma Avila from Pecos and two grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Guillermo (Bob) Bickley

William Bickley passed away on April 30, 2007.

Services will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at 11:00 am at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Fermin Aldaz

Fermin H. Aldaz, 65, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, April 25, 2007.

Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 28 at 2 pm. m. at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church with burial in Barstow Cemetery.

Born December 9, 1941, in Barstow, he was a retired truck driver, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Aldaz was preceded in death by his parents, Felipe and Eulália Aldaz; four brothers, Jesús, José, Ramón and Rufino Aldaz and a sister, María Reyes.

Survivors include his wife Blanca Aldaz of San Antonio; two sons, Fermin Aldaz of Texas City, Danny Aldaz of Garland; a daughter, Denise Giraldo, of San Antonio; three sisters, Anita Rivera from Pecos, Irene Salazar and Tina Navarette from Odessa and four grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lee Burkholder

Lee Harris Burkholder, 71, died on Wednesday, April 18, 2007.

He has resided in El Paso since 1957.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 27 at 1:00 pm. m. at Martin Funeral Home West with full military honors. Lay Minister William H. Russell will officiate.

Burkholder was preceded in death by his parents, Walter G. and Annie Lee Burkholder. Survivors include his beloved wife, Alleen L. Burkholder; a son, Walter David Burkholder of Orlando, FL.; two daughters, Pamela Montague de Albuquerque, N.M. and Linda Krebs of Plano, TX.; a sister, Bessie Lou Steenman of San Antonio, and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to your favorite charities.

Service entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, TX 79912

Salvador Lopez

Salvador Lopez, 83, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, April 25, 2007.

Mass is scheduled for 10 am. m. Saturday at St. Rose De Lima buried at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born March 9, 1924 in Quanajuato, Mexico, he was a retired seismograph, lifelong resident of Pecos, and Catholic.

Lopez was preceded in death by his wife, Tula Lopez.

Survivors include three sons, Prieto Sotelo from Pecos, Roberto Lopez from Clint, Jesus Lopez from Guymen, Oklahoma; nine daughters, Ermilia Bersosa, Sarita Vasquez de Odessa, Olga Guebara de Midland, Maria Lopez, Socorro Lopez de Clint, Tencha Lopez, Elodia Parras and Mary Ann Sandoval de Pecos, Consuelo Lopez de Guymen, Okla; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and siblings.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cheryl Damron

Cheryl Billeiter Damron, 59, died on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 in Kennett, Missouri.

She was sick with cancer and died at her daughter's house.

Services will be held May 5 in Slaton, Tx.

Damron was born February 16, 1942, attended Pecos High School and Texas Tech University. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mike Damron.

Survivors include her parents, Joe and Beryl Belleiter from Pecos; his daughter, Dr. Amy Lockhart of Kennett, Missouri; two sons, Michael and Justin Damron of Lubbock; three sisters, Elizabeth Priddy of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Michelle Hoefs of Conroe, Rachel Tarin of Pecos, and seven grandchildren.

Tomasa Diaz

Tomasa V. Diaz, 84, of Barstow, died on Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Home Hospice in Odessa.

Mass will be celebrated at noon on Tuesday, April 24, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church.

She was born December 29, 1922 in Colorado City, Tx., lived in Barstow all her life, was a homemaker and Catholic.

Diaz was preceded in death by his parents, José and Maria Valenzuela; three brothers, José, Tacho, Justo and three sisters, Sara, Amelia and Juanita.

Survivors include her husband, José Antonio Díaz de Barstow; a son, Leonardo Holguín de Kermit; two daughters, Chris and Gil Pena from Hobbs, N.M., Delma and Mike Ramos from Jal, N.M.; a sister, San Juana Granado de Pecos; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Betty Jean Harris, 73, of Monahans passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2007 in Monahans.

Services are scheduled for 2 pm. Tuesday, April 24, at First Assembly of God with Reverend Shannon Vinsonhaler officiating. Burial will take place at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.

He was born on February 11, 1934 in Pecos, Texas. She was a housewife. Betty was very active in activities for seniors. Survivors include a son, Alan Harris de Monahans; 2 daughters, Patricia Patterson of Plattville, Colorado and Debra Harris of San Angelo; 1 brother, James Hughes of Conroe; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Harkey Family Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

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Opal Cook, 76, of Mentone, died on Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Pecos Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am. m., Friday, April 20, at Mount Evergreen Cemetery with Brother Larry Bennett officiating.

Born November 6, 1930, in Ringgold, Louisiana, she was a homemaker, longtime Pecos resident, and Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Cook of Mentone; a son, Harry Hamner of Mentone and two grandsons, Lane and Brandon Hamner of Mentone.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Paul Drake was born in El Paso to Donald and Harrilyn (Elmore) Drake.

After graduating from TCU, he married Sharon Freeman in 1966 and began working at the Dallas PBS television station. Paul and his wife had one daughter, Angela, born in 1971.

The family moved several times within the state of Arlington to Cleburne, Gordon, Pecos, Abilene, and then Granite Shoals. Mr. Drake ended up becoming a teacher, teaching for most of his years in Pecos. He loved working on vintage cars, rescuing strays, exploring the Big Bend area with his brother, swimming, watching old movies, and loving his beloved daughter and two grandchildren. In her 21-year battle with cancer, she was so grateful for Dres' efforts and comfort. Jonasch and Prabhu at MD Anderson, Dr. Chyle from Round Rock, the hospice caretakers and local paramedics; but above all the professional and personal attention of Drs. Juliette Madrigal and Dr. Glenn Preston and his nurses in Marble Falls. The family also wants to thank all the friends and strangers who have offered many prayers on Paul's behalf.

Mr. Drake is survived by his wife of 40 years; her daughter Angela Fuller and her husband Stephen; grandchildren, Jackson and Elizabeth of Austin; his mother, Harrisyn Drake; brother, Henry Drake and wife Gloria; nieces Jessica Nieto and Karrie Rubendall of El Paso; mother-in-law, Vivian Freeman of Waxahachie; brother-in-law Phil Freeman and wife Mary Angela; niece Caitlin and nephew Carlos de Bastrop.

A memorial service is planned later this month in Waxahachie. Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls.

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Saul Roquemore, 88, of Pecos, died on Saturday, April 14, 2007. Services were held on Wednesday, April 18 at 2:00 pm. m. at the Baptist Church of St. James with Joe Terry officiating. Burial was in Bivins, Texas on April 20.

Born January 23, 1919, in Bivins, he was a soil and water scientist, served in the US Army, was a longtime Pecos resident, and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Daisy Roquemore of Pecos; two sons, Frederick A. Carter III, Saul B. Roquemore, Jr.; a daughter, Fredria C. Sterling; three brothers, Willie Lee Roquemore, Fred Douglas Roquemore, Clayton L. Roquemore, Jr.; four sisters, Goldie B. Cheatham, Ola V. Lewis, Vern Essie Weaver, Irma Jean Tucker; 10 grandchildren, Anika S. Glenn, Ayanna S. Jones, Adamis N. Sterling, Lauren R. Carter, Saul B. Roquemore III, Jessica Miramontes, Nicole Carter, Author C. Roquemore, Jessica Charron-Moussignac, Nitasha Charron-Moussignac, and two great-grandchildren, Anaya N. Avant and Kaylinne M. Jones.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elena Ortega

Elena T. Ortega, 72, of Pecos, died on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass was celebrated at noon on Monday, April 16, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born October 13, 1934 in Casa Blanca, Tx., she was a lifelong Pecos homeowner and Catholic.

Ortega was preceded in death by three brothers, Felo, Justo and Ramón Tarango.

Survivors include her husband, Antonio Ortega de Pecos; three children, Orlando T. Garcia of Arlington, Jaime Tarango of Van Horn, Antonio Ortega Jr. from Zapata, Texas; two daughters, Elva O. Salas of Sweetwater, Dolores O. Morales of Pasadena; a brother, Alejandro Tarango de Pecos; a sister, Elfida T. Lujan of Arlington and 19 grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sipriano Florez

Sipriano Florez, 88, of Pecos, died on Saturday, April 7, 2007 in Clint.

Mass was celebrated at noon on Thursday, April 12, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery.

Born September 26, 1918 in Pecos, he is a retired truck driver, longtime Pecos resident, moved to El Paso for several years, and is Catholic.

Survivors include six daughters, Inez Hignojos of Pecos, Hilda Hignojos of Odessa, Sylvia Millan of El Paso, Elsie Tavarez of Seattle, Washington, Elodia Ybarra of Odessa, Diane Payami of San Antonio; a brother, Speedy Florez from Pecos; two sisters, Alicia Holguin from Midland, Rosa Bitolas from El Paso; 10 grandchildren and 16 grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Jorge Levario

George G. Levario Jr., 53, former Pecos, died on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

At 7:30 pm the rosary will be celebrated. m., Sunday, April 8, in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Mass is scheduled for noon on Monday, April 9, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, with burial at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

He was a member of the Santa Rosa Catholic Church and worked as a driller in the oil field.

Levario was preceded in death by a son, Michael Levario, and his mother, Francisca Levario.

Survivors include his wife, Elsa Levario; three sons, Tony, Matthew, Jonathan Levario; two daughters, Angie and Bianca Levario, all from Austin; his father, George B. Levario Sr., of Pecos; two sisters, Elvira Olivares from Houston, Bertha Natividad from Pecos; five brothers, David, Sylvester, Sammy, Tommy and Benny Levario from Austin; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Larry James Terry of Temple died on Tuesday, April 3, 2007.

At 14:00 there will be a mass in the chapel. m., Saturday, April 7, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with Willie Ray Bolton officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born on June 2, 1946 in Lamesa, lived in Temple for a long time and was a Christian.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise Cox

Louise Ligon Cox, 84, died on Friday, March 23, 2007.

Funeral ceremonies took place at 12:30 pm. m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Glen Rose, with burial at Squaw Creek Cemetery.

Cox was the daughter of Seddie Earl and Susan Deda Bell Ligon. Married Hershel Cox on February 1, 1941 in Pecos, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pecos and very active in the Eastern Star. She was an accomplished china doll maker and an avid and well-known china painter.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband in 2006.

Survivors include a daughter, Carole Tisserand of Glen Rose; a son, James Earl Cox and wife, Susie of Southlake; grandchildren and spouses, Don and Monica Collie, Jamie and Dennis Fox, Steve Cox, Linda and Allan Nance, Daniel and Kimberly Tisserand, and Kara and Marty Martinez; great-grandchildren, Teagan Collie, Josh Rhodes, Rebecca Fox, Tatelon Collie, Addison Nance, Tara Tisserand and James Fox; sister, Lucille Ligon Oden of Pecos; many nieces and nephews.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to: Bloys Church Camp of Fort Davis, c/o Margie Adams, 924 Alexander, Tow, Texas 78672.

Wiley Funeral Home of Glen Rose is responsible for the arrangements.

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Ray M. Golden, 79, of Pecos, died on Monday, March 26, 2007.

A religious service was held at 10:30 am. m. on Thursday, March 29 at Christ Church in Pecos with Fred Dominguez officiating.

The burial was scheduled for 10:30 am. m. Friday at Seymour Cemetery in Seymour, Tx. Born December 19, 1927 in Seymour, he was a retired accountant, long time resident of Pecos, served in the United States Army, and was a member of the Pecos Church of Christ. Golden was preceded in death by brothers Billy and Jack Golden.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Davis Golden of Pecos; a son, Dr. Gordon R. Golden of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a daughter, Linda Golden Tuller, of San Antonio; grandchildren, Chris, Jeff, Matt, Hudson and Elizabeth.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

david hess

David Lynn Hess, 77, of Pecos, died on the morning of Thursday, March 29, 2007, at the Pecos nursing home.

At 10:00 a funeral mass will be held. m., Monday, April 2, at Pecos Funeral Home, with Greer Willis officiating.

Born November 8, 1929, in San Angelo, he was a retired farmer, United States Army veteran, and Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, Anne, and their children, Jim Craig Hess of Cedar Park, David Z. Hess of Coyanosa, Mary Lynn Kiely of Austin, Gretchen Hess of Round Rock and Catherine Fern of Aliso Viejo, California, and nine grandchildren.

billie mccormick

Billie Ruth McCormick, 80, of Pecos, passed away from this life and went to be with her Lord on March 27, 2007.

Billie was born on October 2, 1926 in Bogota, Texas to Jimmie and Birdell Wright.

In December 1941, she and James E. Mac McCormick were married for 65 years.

The McCormick family moved to Pecos in January 1948. Billie was very active in our community through her service in various churches as a pastor's wife; painting as a member of the Palette Club; Director of the Center for the Elderly (1976-1987); and several small business ventures over the years.

Billie will be greatly missed by many, however her essence will live on with every memory of her.

The visitation will be from 17:00 to 18:00. m. on Thursday, March 29, at Pecos Funeral Chapel.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 30, at West Park Baptist Church and burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos.

Survivors include her husband, J.E. Mac McCormick of Pecos; two children, James Ronald McCormick and his wife Becky of Georgetown; Steven Ray McCormick and his wife Marilyn of San Angelo; a daughter, Lana Jean Watson and husband Jimmy de Kermit; a daughter-in-law, Marcia McCormick of Pecos; 10 grandchildren; James, Amy, John, Lori, Jennifer, JoAnna, Shawna, Riki, Rob and Kelly; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family requests that the memorials be held at the Pecos Senior Citizens Center, 119 S. Cedar, Pecos, Tx. 79772 or West Park Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1710 in Pecos.

The pallbearers are: James McCormick, John McCormick, Billie Bradford, Jeff Lindemann, Ronny McCormick, Steve McCormick and Brad Scott as alternates.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Imogen Reichert

Imogene Reichert, 64, of Pecos, died on Monday, March 26, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm. m., Saturday, April 1, at North Temple Baptist Church with James Henderson and Robert Mitchell officiating.

Born October 10, 1942 in Pineville, Kentucky, she was a homemaker, longtime Pecos resident, and member of North Temple Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Reichert of Pecos; two daughters, Dawn Lepresto of Ocala, Florida, Donna Reichert of Lake Wales, Florida; a brother, Glen Baker of Blancchester, Ohio and two sisters, Evelyn Love of London, Ky., Dolores Mosley Harrigate, Tennessee.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Dominik Gonzales Salgado, a newborn, died on March 23, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 3 pm. m. on Saturday, March 24 at Greenwood Babyland Cemetery with the officiating of Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Gonzales de Pecos; her father, Sergio Diaz Salgado from Ojinaga, Mexico and a brother, John Paul Gonzales from Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Clemente Jaramillo

Clemente Jaramillo, Sr., 96, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass is scheduled for Friday, March 23 at 3 pm. m. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church.

Born November 23, 1910, in Barstow, he was a retired rancher, a lifelong resident of Pecos, and a Catholic.

Jaramillo was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Jaramillo, and a son, Eliseo Jaramillo. Survivors include eight children, José, Francisco, Ernesto, Daniel, Víctor, Clemente Jr.

Jaramillo from Pecos, Manuel Jaramillo from Odessa, Hector Jaramillo from Big Spring; three daughters, Rachel J. Bañuelos of Odessa, Emma Almaray, Maria Hernandez of Pecos; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Nora Sais Nunez, 89, of Pecos, died on Monday, March 19, 2007, in Midland.

Mass was held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 21, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born August 17, 1917 in Pecos, she was a homemaker, long-time Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include two children, Cris S. Nunez, Joe Nunez of Midland; a brother, Sixtus Sais of Odessa; five sisters, Norberta Jasso, Antonia Mendoza, Carmen Jasso and Florentina Domínguez de Pecos; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

apolonia rubio

Apolonia P. Rubio, 78, of Pecos, died on Monday, March 19, 2007, at her home.

Mass will be celebrated at noon on Friday, March 23, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, with burial at Santa Rosa Cemetery.

Born February 9, 1929 in Colorado, Texas, she was a long-time Pecos homemaker and Catholic.

Survivors include four sons, Manuel Rubio from Flower Mound, Danny Rubio from Pecos, Ismael Rubio from Lubbock, Israel Rubio from Pecos; five daughters, Teresa Prieto and Lisa Fuentes de Pecos, Eliser Rayos de Carlsbad, N.M., Erlinda Shannon de Beaumont; five brothers, Monico Pisana of San Antonio, Eusevio Pisana of Grand Prairie, Domingo Pisana of Roswell, N.M., Manuel Pisana of Mesquite, Bill Pisana of Austin; six sisters, Gabina Hernandez of Pecos, Candida Pisana of Odessa, Juanita Acosta of Carlsbad, N.M., Cecilia Garcia of Odessa, Linda Minjarez of Mesquite, Christina Guerrero of Odessa; 26 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Darr Dwight "Puney" D. Snailum, Fort Stockton, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, in Odessa. He was 76 years old.

Born May 13, 1930, in Bryson, Texas, he was the son of Lee and Grace Turner Snailum. Snailum was self-employed in Fort Stockton for many years.

He and Nancy Calley were married in July 1962 and were Pecos residents from 1947 until they moved to Fort Stockton in July 1974. He was a Korean War veteran, a member of the Pecos Optimist Club, a member of longtime member of the Reeves County Sheriff's Gang and loved fishing, boating, and RVs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Bonita Snailum Pyatt and Claudia Snailum Nunley, and his brothers, Billy Joe Snailum and Charles Ray Snailum.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Snailum, Fort Stockton; daughter, Darrla Lynn Pules and husband, Gerardo, Fort Stockton; their sons, Alan Kent Haley and Mark Wayne Haley, both of Kermit; Darr Dwight Pierce and wife Pam, Plano; and Randolph Lee Pierce, Gilmer survive him.

Snailum is also survived by his sister, Shirley Ann Jordan and her husband, Raymond, Marble Falls; his brothers, Ted Wayne Snailum and wife, Peggy, Horseshoe Bay, Jerry Don Snailum and wife, Jackie, Fairview; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and many great friends.

Memorial services will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 23 at 4:00 pm. m., with Rev. Dr. Jim Miles officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made in Darr's name to First Presbyterian Church, West Texas Children's Ranch, American Heart Association or a favorite charity.

The arrangements were under the direction of the Fort Stockton Funeral Home.

Maria Venegas

Maria Herrera Venegas of Pecos, Texas entered eternal rest on Saturday, March 17, 2007. She was born on March 10, 1924 in Indio, Texas, to Francisco and Lucina Herrera.

His parents, six sons and a daughter Lupita Pena, grandson Patrick Venegas, brothers Natividad Madrid and Guadalupe Herrera died. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her vital devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help sustained her in life and death. Her lifelong devotion was passed on to her as a child by her beloved grandmother Apolonia Herrera. Those who visited her could see her devotion to the Blessed Virgin. They almost always caught her saying the novena and the rosary that she kept in her hands until the end.

His family was his life, his pride and joy. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Guadalupe C. Venegas. They are the sons of Alvaro H. Venegas (Delma), Alvian H. Venegas, two daughters Norma V. Montalvo (Rene), Nora H. Venegas (Joe Galindo).

four granddaughters Yvonne Venegas, Sarah & Lillianna Pena and Maria Montalvo, eight grandchildren John Venegas, Gregorio Pena (Michelle), Enrique Pena (Diana), Pepe Pena, Heriberto, Francisco and Vicente Montalvo and Jorge Galindo, three great-grandchildren Zander Pena, Gracie Gonzalez , Nydia Lupita Pena.

She is also survived by a sister Socorro Vasquez (Juan), four brothers Francisco Herrera (Francisca), Lucio Herrera (Rejina), Cayetano Herrera (Senovia) and Antonio Herrera (Teresa), sisters-in-law Antonia Herrera and Trine Venegas, brother-in-law Irineo Venegas and numerous nephews and nieces.

The visit will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at 1:00 pm. m. at the Pecos Funeral Home, Rosario, after 7:30 pm. The celebration of life will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at 9:00 am, at the Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, presided over by Father Amador Garza. Burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Virginia Allen

Virginia Reece Allen of Abilene went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 16, 2007.

She was born on November 20, 1915 in Tolar, Texas to Eldon T. Bae and Ora Miller. Virginia married Jesse John Reece on June 19, 1932 in Tolar, Tx. and had two sons, Jesse Lee Reece and Oscar Eldon Reece. Jesse John Reece died in a plane crash in 1943. Virginia married Marion Acie Allen on March 6, 1960 in Barstow. She moved to Abilene from Barstow in 1984.

Virginia worked for many years in Pecos and Barstow. Virginia, or Gin-Gin as all her grandchildren called her, had many hobbies and activities that she enjoyed. He enjoyed playing at the Canasta Club in Barstow, where he belonged for many years, but the most recent games he has enjoyed are Spinners, Yahtzee and Bingo. She loved to crochet and has made many beautiful Afghan blankets that will be cherished and cherished for years to come. Virginia had been a member of Woodlawn Church of Christ since she moved to Abilene.

Her parents, her husband, Jesse John Reece and Marion Acie Allen, and her son, Oscar Eldon Reeves, preceded her in death.

Survivors include Jesse and Kitty Reece from Abilene; three grandchildren, Andy and Teri Reece of Abilene; Greg and Tammie Reece from Euless; and Julie and David Sartor of Abilene; seven great-grandchildren, Whitney, Brynn, Makenzie, Brett and Chessie Reece, Zach Sartor and Susana Reece Siedel.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, March 20 at 2:00 pm. m. at Tolar Cemetery under the direction of the Community Memorial Funeral Home, 1443 N. 2nd St., Abilene, Tx. The visitation will be on Monday, from 17:00 to 18:30. m., at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special word of thanks to the Hospice of the Big Country and the staff at Sears Methodist Nursing Center. Memorials can be made at the Hospice of the Big Country, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, Tx. 79605.

Maria Adolfa Dutchover

Maria Adolfa Dutchover, 70, of Pecos, died on Saturday, March 10, 2007, in Dallas.

Mass will be at 2 pm, Wednesday, March 14, at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church, with the celebration of Father Pablo Matta. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born June 29, 1936 in Presidio, she was a longtime Pecos resident, homemaker, and Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, David Dutchover, Jr.; three sons, David, James and Benjamin Dutchover; three daughters, Sandra Jacoby, Wanda Granier and Lorraine Gonzalez; grandchildren, David, Dena, Samantha, Charles, Angelica, Richard, Gizelle, Danielle, Adrian and Jonathan; brothers and sisters, Juan Matta Jr., Eloisa Casias, Paz Matta, Virginia Ramirez, Yolanda Ramirez, Hector Matta, Raul Matta, Manuel G. Matta and Maria Regino.Pecos Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Dulces Machuca, 63 years old, died on Wednesday, March 7, 2007.

Mass was celebrated on Saturday, March 10, at 2 pm. m. at the Catholic Church of St. Joseph with burial at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Carol Machuca of San Angelo; a son, Steve Machuca of San Angelo and a daughter, Irene Cangas of San Angelo.

Marcelino Natividad

Marcelino R. Natividad, 86 years old, from Pecos, died on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at his home.

Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 at 2 pm. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born on June 18, 1920 to a retired rancher, a longtime Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Survivors include his 65-year-old wife, Rita Natividad de Pecos; three children, Marcelino Jr., Augustine Nativity of Pecos, Oscar Nativity of Arlington; four daughters, Katy Rays, Cross Nativity, Sally Vasquez, Lupe Nativity of Pecos; a sister, Manuela Natividad de Pecos; 11 great-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Hoffmann

Jack Lane Hoffman, 76, of Balmorhea, died on Monday, March 5, 2007 at Midland Memorial Hospital.

Services will be held on Friday, March 9 at 3pm. m. at the Methodist Church in Balmorhea with Ernie Vineyard officiating. Burial will be at Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born May 8, 1930, in Smithville, he was a retired warden, served in the United States Army, was a longtime resident of Balmorhea, and was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, Lucretia Hoffman of Balmorhea; a son, Bill Hoffman of Balmorhea; a daughter, Teresa Shackelford of Roswell, N.M. and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Toyah-Limpia SWCD or Balmorhea Methodist Church.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Raúl M. Román, age 81, his spirit went to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 4, 2007.

On Thursday, March 8, a rosary will be celebrated at 7 pm. m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea.

Mass is scheduled for Friday, March 9 at 10:00 am. m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea with burial in Balmorhea Cemetery.

Born March 14, 1925, to Manuel and Gregoria Roman in Big Spring, he lived in various West Texas towns before residing in El Paso in 1962 and retired from El Paso ISD on September 1, 1991.

His hobbies included playing baseball, dancing, singing and playing the guitar.

Roman inspired his family through his faith in Jesus Christ.

Cherishing his memory are his beloved wife of 57 years, Eloisa; children, Viola Hernandez (Manny), Racheal Roman, Raul M. Coco Roman Jr., Daniel Roman (Martha), Alvaro Roman and Errol Roman. Grandchildren, Cynthia Colorado, Robert Colorado, Ruben Colorado, Jaime Roman, Salina Roman, Crystal Roman, Aaron Roman, stepchildren, Karla Palmer (Bill) and Kim Rose, 11 great-grandchildren and two stepchildren, seven sisters, three brothers and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Grace Janelle Box, 82, of Pecos, died on Sunday, March 4, 2007, at Reeves County Hospital.

Services will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at 10:00 am. m. at the Pecos Funeral Home chapel, with Melvin Darnell officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born September 29, 1924 in Stamford, Texas, Haskell County, she was a homemaker, longtime Pecos resident, and member of the Church of Christ.

Box was preceded in death by her husband, Loring D. Box; great-granddaughter, Brittany Shawn O'Neal; eight brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Hugh and Ronald Box of Pecos; two daughters, Janice Emerson de Plano, Nancy Upchurch de Monahans; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maria Patino

Maria Tarango Patiño, 46, of Big Spring, died on Thursday, March 1, 2007 in Big Spring.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m., Monday, March 5, at the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa with burial in the Santa Rosa Cemetery.

She was born July 11, 1960, a homemaker, long-time Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Patino was preceded in death by his parents, Agustín Tarango and Josefa Fuentes.

Survivors include her husband, Raymundo Salgado of Big Spring; three sons, Sonny Patino de Monahans, Christopher and Jose Inez Patino de Pecos; three daughters, Janie and Hilary Patino of Pecos, Maria Maya Salgado of San Angelo; five brothers, Jimmy, Martin and Ruben Tarango from Pecos, Arturo Jimenez from Pecos, David Tarango from San Angelo; a sister, Celia Almuina of Midland and 16 grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Services are incomplete for Raul Roman of Balmorhea, who died on Monday, March 5, 2007, in El Paso.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucio Quintana

Services are incomplete for Lucio Quintana, 94, of Balmorhea, who died on Monday, March 5, 2007.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Dona Cate served delicious snacks to those present.

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Anna L. (Cramer) Elam, 84, of Monahans, (formerly of Ft. Stockton) died on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at Monahans Managed Care Center in Monahans.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 pm. m. at East Hill Cemetery in Ft. Stockton.

Born March 9, 1922 in Chihuahua, Mexico, she worked as a secretary at Firestone Tire and Supply in Ft. Stockton and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Ft. Stockton.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Gene Clay of Dunn; two brothers, Roy Cramer of Euless, William Cramer of El Paso; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The Harkey Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

joe mccormick

Joe McCormick, 57, of Albuquerque, N.M., died on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at his home after a long illness.

A private family funeral will be held.

He was born July 6, 1949 in Houston, lived a long time in Pecos, graduated from Pecos High School in 1967 and was a musician.

Survivors include his parents, Geraldine and Harold McCormick of Ft. Stockton; a brother, Jay McCormick of Dallas; three sisters, Cindy Phillips of Dallas, Merrie Hammond of Midland and Laurie Cobb of Gary, Tx.

Arthur G. Nativity

Arturo G. Natividad, 50, of Lubbock, died on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 in Lubbock.

Mass will be held at 10 am, Saturday, February 24, at St. Rose with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born April 22, 1956 in Artesia, N.M., he was a longtime Pecos resident, communications expert, and Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Nativity of Lubbock; a son, Arthur Jr.; Mikey Natividad from Lubbock; his parents, Marcelino and Rita Natividad de Pecos; three brothers, Marcelino Jr.; and Agustin Natividad from Pecos, Oscar Natividad from Arlington; four sisters, Katy Rayos, Cruz Nativity, Sally Vasquez and Lupe Nativity of Pecos and countless nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home of Pecos is in charge of the preparations.

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Pearl Elizabeth Smith, age 80, of Searcy, died on Monday, February 19, 2007.

The visitation will be from 17:00 to 19:00. m., Wednesday, at Powell Funeral Home of Searcy, Ark. and the burial will be at 10 am. m., Thursday, at the Downtown Church of Christ.

Born May 24, 1926, in Enid, Oklahoma, to John and Pearl Herring Grayum, she was raised in Pecos, and she and her husband, Paul Scott, Sr., founded Sojourners, a national ministry of the Church of Christ . , headquartered in Marshall.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Searcy; three sons, Paul Scott, Jr. of West Yellowstone, Montana, Tom Scott of Pantego, Tx., Andy Scott of Searcy, Ark.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jesus Muniz

Jesús Muñiz, 61 years old, born in Coyanosa, died on Saturday, February 17, 2007, at his home. The rosary is scheduled for 7:30 pm. m. Tuesday, February 20 at Pecos Funeral Chapel.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Wednesday, February 21, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born December 24, 1945 in San Antonio Del Bravo, Chih., Mexico, he was a rancher, a former resident of Coyanosa, and a Catholic.

Survivors include three sons, Marcario Muniz from Odessa, Pablo Muniz from Midland, Marco Lee Muniz from Coyanosa; two brothers, Pedro Muniz de Monahans; six sisters, Aurora Guardiana of Casas Grandes, Arizona, Apolonia Ornelas of Balmorhea, Juanita Muniz of Monahans, Cruz Mendoza of Morton, Ramona Baeza of Coyanosa, Olive Shelter of Artesia, N.M.; and five grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Silvia Muniz

Sylvia S. Muniz, 49, of Coyanosa, died on Saturday, February 17, 2007, at her home. Her rosary is scheduled for 7:30 pm. m. Tuesday, February 21st at Pecos Funeral Chapel.

Mass will be at 2 pm. m., Wednesday, February 21, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born April 29, 1957 in Coyame, Chih., Mexico, she lived for a long time in Coyanosa, was a housewife and Catholic.

Survivors include three sons, Marcario Muniz from Odessa, Pablo Muniz from Midland, Marco Lee Muniz from Coyanosa; his mother, Ramona Salcido de Coyame, Chih., Mexico; a brother, Gilberto Barrera de Pecos; a sister, Sulema Muniz de Pecos and five grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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James Dewey Norman, Sr., 70, of Pecos, died on Friday, January 26, 2007 at his home.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 1:00 pm. m. at the Pecos Funeral Home chapel with Mac McCormick as officiant. He was a member of the Texas Tech Anatomical Gift Program.

Born January 4, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia, he served in the United States Air Force, was a retired truck driver, longtime Pecos resident, and Baptist.

Norman was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Goodman Norman; his father, James E. Norman; a brother, William Pearce Norman; a sister, Dolores Wise Carver, and several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include two children, James Norman Jr. from Marble Falls, Terry Norman from Griffis, Georgia; a daughter, Rhonda Owens, of Piedmont, South Carolina, and a brother, Bobby Lee Norman, of Atlanta, Georgia.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy McCarty

Dorothy Mae McCarty, 76, returned home in peace on Friday, February 9, 2007. She was born May 8, 1930, in Olney, Texas, to W.T. and Laura Jones.

She was raised and educated in Odessa, graduating from Odessa High School in 1947. She met and later married Herbert McCarty on June 14, 1947. She moved to Pecos in 1964 and lived there until 1991. She worked to Pecos County Hospital Reeves as ward clerk. He later went to work for Pecos ISD. He retired to Llano, Texas, then moved to Midland in 1999.

Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, collecting antiques, and dining out.

He was a very compassionate and loving person. He was also a very familiar person.

Dorothy era membro da North Temple Baptist Church em Pecos.

Preceded in death: Your parents

Brother: Raymond W. Jones

Survived by her husband of 60 years Herbert McCarty of Midland

Children: Danny Ray and wife Ginny McCarty of Midland

Herb Allan and his wife Sharon McCarty from Midland

Daughters: Sandra and husband Freddie Daniel from Winters, TX

Peggy Cox de Pecos, Texas

Hermana: Edith Faye Looney de Eunice, NM

Eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, countless nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and a multitude of friends.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 12, 2007 at 12:00 noon. m. at Serenity Memorial Gardens, Pastor Don Knight officiating.

Memorials may be directed to Select Specialty Hospital in Midland, TX

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Family messages and condolences can be emailed to: pipkin@nts-online.net

Marjorie Nichols

Marjorie Nichols, 95, of Carrollton, formerly of Barstow, died on Friday, February 9, 2007 in Farmers Branch. He was born on June 25, 1911 to Josiah and Donnie Stitt Black. She married Wendell Nichols on 25 June 1934 in Barstow. He preceded her in death on September 12, 1996.

Funeral will be on Monday, February 12, 2007 at 1:00 pm. at First Presbyterian Church of Barstow with the Rev. Nancy Willett officiating. Burial will follow at Barstow Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Betty Nichols of Carrollton, brother, Charles Black of El Paso, 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband and son, Charlie Nichols.

Denton DeBerry Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

Alicia Matta

Alice Apolinar Matta, 56, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at Medical Center Hospital.

The rosary is scheduled for Friday, February 2nd at 7:30 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

Mass will be held at noon on Saturday, February 3 at St. Rose, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born June 23, 1950 in Pecos, she was a Pecos City Payroll Supervisor, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic. Matta was preceded in death by her father, Frank Apolinar Sr. and two brothers, Steve and Frank Kokie Apolinar Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest Matta; her mother, Maria C. Apolinar; three daughters, Diane Morelan of San Antonio, Sara Matta of West Pecos and Crystal Matta of Odessa; four children, Ronnie Matta of Pecos, Darren Matta of Midland, Christopher Matta of Odessa; from Georgia; a brother, Benjamin Apolinar, of Texas City; four sisters, Mary Ann Apolinar of Texas City, Rachel Dominguez of San Antonio, Sylvia Apolinar of Pecos, Dolores Dee Dee Apolinar of Pecos, Patricia Apolinar of San Antonio and 12 grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Isaiah Renteria

Isaias Cheyenne Renteria, 71, of Pecos, died on Monday, January 29, 2007 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Mass was celebrated at noon on Thursday, February 1st, in the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez.

Born September 22, 1935 in Presidio, he was a lifelong resident of Pecos, an auto mechanic, and a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Aurora R. Renteria of Pecos; a son, Jaime Renteria of Midland, three daughters, Sylvia Renteria and Rosemary Madrid of Midland, Esmeralda Suarez of Odessa; a brother, Pablo Renteria de Pecos; a sister, María Luz Díaz de Wickett; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Howell "Andrew" Lewis, age 72, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2007 at his home in Veribest, Tx.

He was born August 25, 1934 in El Paso, the eldest son of Howell and Evelyn Lewis, members of a pioneer farming family in Otero County, NM.

Mr. Lewis was a well-respected rancher all his life, having managed cattle pens in Reeves and Tom Green counties. He was also known for his integrity and fairness in dealings, his love of history and storytelling, and his appreciation of good cattle and good horses.

Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gerald Lewis.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Joy Lewis; children, G. L. Lewis, Barry Lewis and his wife Lou, Mark Lewis, all of Balmorhea, TX, and Elizabeth Lewis and her fiance Michael Davis of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren Dana Hoss and husband Brad of Ness City, KS, Andy Lewis and fiancée Christy Jones of Alpine, TX, James Lewis and Allan Lewis of Balmorhea, TX and Dillon Davis and Nikole Davis of San Antonio, TX; brother Pete Lewis and wife Minnie of Dell City, TX and sister-in-law Mary Lewis of Pecos, TX; nephews Bill Lewis of Tularosa, NM, Marty Lewis of Portales, NM, Casey Lewis of Sonora, TX, and Kenneth Lewis of Dell City, TX; nieces Brenda Etcheverry of Carlsbad, NM, Leeta Lewis of Wink, TX, and Deborah Hickox of Dell City, TX, as well as numerous family members and friends.

The visit will take place at the Johnson Funeral Home in San Angelo, TX on Tuesday, January 30th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 1 at 1:00 pm.

(MST) at the family cemetery in Cienega, NM, near Dell City, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to West Texas Rehab or the American Cancer Society.

John Perez

Juan Bustamante Perez, 52, of Pecos, died on Friday, January 26, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass will be celebrated at noon on Tuesday, January 30, in the Catholic Church of Santa Rosa, presided over by Father Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Born April 18, 1954 in Rodeo, Durango, Mexico, he was an oil field worker, longtime Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Survivors include his longtime partner, Celestina Cerna de Pecos; her parents, José Santos and Carlota Pérez, from Rodeo Durango, Mexico; a son, Juan Perez Jr. from Midland; two daughters, Veronica P. Ornelas of Pecos, Nicolette Pena of Midland; a brother, Martín B. Pérez, from Mexico; five sisters, Bennie B., Paulina B., Alicia B., Guadalupe B., Margarita B., and Teresa B. Perez, all from Rodeo, Mexico, and one granddaughter.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

emma pastor

Emma L. Shepherd, 94, of Pecos, died on Monday, January 29, 2007, at the Pecos nursing home.

Funeral ceremonies take place at 10:00 am. m., Thursday, February 1, at First United Methodist Church with David Smith officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Born February 4, 1912 in Dublin, Texas, she was a retired schoolteacher, long-lived in Pecos, and Methodist.

Shepherd was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Shepherd; her parents and five siblings.

Survivors include two brothers, Sam McAnally of Brady, John McAnally of Llano; two sisters, Catherine Ross of Houston, Evelyn Winn of Carlsbad, N.M. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Guillermo R. Sewell

William Reeves Sewell was born in Barstow Texas, November 13, 1926, he died on January 2, 2007.

Son of Floyd and Mamie Sewell; grandson of William A. Sewell, who opened the first general merchandise store in Barstow around 1910. William grew up in Visalia, California. He sailed with Matson Lines in the South Pacific for 10 years and then pursued a career in homebuilding and real estate in Honolulu, Hawaii. William was Hawaii's first home inspector. He retired to Danville, California.

William is survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth of Danville, California; three children William Shaw Sewell (Nova Scotia) Michele Elaine Harris (Hawaii) and Scott Reeves Sewell (California) and sister Mary Frances Alexander (Arizona).

Rodolfo Inostroza

Rodolfo Rudy Inostroza, 55, died on Saturday, January 20, 2007, at Providence Memorial Hospital, in El Paso.

Services will be held at noon on Wednesday, January 24 at St. Rose, with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born March 24, 1951 in Juárez, Mexico, an oil field worker, a longtime Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Survivors include two sons, Ruben Inostroza from Austin, Rene Inostroza from Pecos; two daughters, Clarissa Inostroza of Midland; five more, Yolanda I. Mamey from El Paso, Irma Martinez from El Paso, Judy Padilla from El Paso, Patricia Villanueva from Midland, Lorraine Inostroza from Juarez, Mexico and 12 net.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

daralien smith

Daraliene Elaine Smith, 67, of Del Rio, died on January 15, 2007.

The memorial service will be held on Friday, January 19 at 5:30 pm. m. at First Presbyterian Church at 220 Spring Street, Del Rio, with Reverend Dan Snider officiating. He was born on April 1, 1939 in Denver, Colorado. , he was a teacher at SFDRISD, starting in 1987 at Lamar Elementary School and then at Calderon Elementary School. He was also a Delta Kappa Gamma Officer and a member of the Eastern Stars of Ruth chapter in Deming, N.M.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Smith, of Del Rio; two children, Brad Lee Smith of Lake City, Colorado, Stacy Lee Smith of Midland; grandson, Dylen Smith of Lake City, Colorado; cousins: Sandy Murray from Escondido, California, Glenda Sig Potter from Nevada; nieces: Cindy Mintz of Ramona, California and Jeanne Norton of Poway, California.

In lieu of the usual souvenirs, donations can be made to the Hospice of Val Verde Regional Medical Clinic, P.O. Box 1334, Del Rio, Tx. 78841 or First Presbyterian Church, Del Rio.

Arrangements for the funeral with G.W. Cox Memorial Funeral Home, LTD of Del Rio, 114 Fletcher Drive, Del Rio, Texas 78840.

allen williams

Allen Aubry Williams, age 81, died on Tuesday, January 16, 2007.

He was born on January 27, 1925 in St. Augustine, Tx. During World War II, he joined the US Navy in October 1942, serving in the Guadal Channel and the Philippine Islands as a ship's cook and shore crew. He was in the Naval Reserve for 10 years after the end of World War II. Returning from his naval duties on January 6, 1945, he began work on the oil field. He worked for Rowan Drilling Company for 32 years, working at all levels of the oilfield, rising to drilling supervisor. He has lived in the Odessa, Pecos area for most of his life.

Williams was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill Williams, Norman Williams, Jim Anderson and his grandson Tommy Joe Tucker.

Survivors include his wife, Dot Williams, from the home; brother, BJ Anderson of Ft. Worth; children, Steve Williams of Austin, Josan Mitz of Hay Fork, California, Julie Williams of Hays, Kansas, Roger Walser of Yukon, Missouri, Gary Walser of Philippines, Beverly Bishop of Pecos, Dixie Tolbert of Sulfur, Okla., Debra Williams of Tulsa, Okla., Allen Williams Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona; Scott Williams of Kansas City, Kansas; 27 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Esequiel Ornelas

Esequiel Ornelas, 50, of Pecos, died on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at Reeves County Hospital.

Mass was held at 10 am. m. Monday, January 15, at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born May 17, 1956 in Pecos, he was a mechanic, a lifelong Pecos resident, and a Catholic.

Ornelas was preceded in death by his father, Francisco Ornelas, Sr.

Survivors include his mother, María Eva Holguín; a son, Joe Ornelas of Dallas; three daughters, Joann and Tabitha Ornelas de Amarillo; 10 brothers, Lico and Robert Ornelas from Pecos, Vicente Ornelas from North Dakota, Frank Ornelas from Barstow, Freddy, Charlie and Francisco Ornelas from San Antonio, Antonio Ornelas from El Paso, Bobby Ornelas from Madera, California; eight sisters, Modesta Lara, Cruz Garcia, Petra Ortiz, Prissy Ornelas, Carmela Ornelas, all from Pecos;

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

manoel rodriguez

Manuela Evaro Rodríguez, 86, of Pecos, died Friday. 12th of 2007.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m., Monday, January 15, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial at Evergreen Cemetery.

Born June 1, 1920 in Carlsbad, N.M., she was a homemaker, lifelong Pecos resident, and Catholic.

Rodriguez was preceded in death by four brothers, Juan E., Isidro E., Eusebio E., and Frank E. Rodriguez.

Among the survivors is a sister, María R. Rubio.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Melody Wilkinson

Melody Ann Wilkinson, 51, of Mentone, died on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at her home.

Funerals will be held on Tuesday at 2pm. m. at Pyote Cemetery with Brother Richard Ray officiating.

Born March 19, 1955 in Fruitvale, Tx., she was a homemaker and a member of Wink First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Wilkinson of Mentone; two sons, Clifford Raymon Wilkinson of Yuma, Arizona, William Wilkinson II of Mentone; a daughter, Jacque Nicole Wilkinson of Mentone; two brothers, M.J. Anglin from Monahans, Roland Anglin from El Paso; three sisters, Louise McGee, Ruby Anglin and Linda Butler, all from Sulfur Springs, Tx. and two grandchildren.

Family Services funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

all angles

Allen Ray Winkles, 33, of Pecos, died on Friday, January 12, 2007.

A funeral service was held at 2 pm. m. Monday at West Park Baptist Church.

Winkles was born June 17, 1973 in Pecos, was a long time resident of Pecos, was a mail driver and Baptist.

Survivors include two sons, Preston and Kaleb Allen Winkles of Odessa; a daughter, Tazia Lee An Winkles of Odessa; her parents, Wayne and Rhonda Winkles from Lubbock; grandmothers, Selma Carrell of Pecos, Sue Winkles of Lubbock and Odell Winkles of Hobbs, N.M. and a sister, Mary Winkles of Lubbock.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dale Blackstock

Dale Blackstock, age 80, born in Water Valley, TX. on May 17, 1926. Moved to Pecos, TX. in 1957.

Mr. Blackstock passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2007.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 12 at Christ Church, 4th and Bois Darc at 2:30 pm. followed by a funeral service at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Tommie Jo Blackstock. Son, Rocky and wife Darla Blackstock. Daughters, Donna and husband David Switzer and Glenda Causey. Stepchildren, Joe (Skeeter) and wife Brenda Smith and the late Stanley Smith. Stepdaughter Kay and husband Kent Knab. Twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Jackie Glover

Jackie Dee Glover, 68, of Sweetwater, died on Sunday, January 7, 2007, at her home.

Services were held at 10 am. m. on Wednesday, January 10, at the McCoy Chapel of Memories.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am. m. on Thursday, January 11th at Balmorhea Cemetery in Balmorhea.

Born January 25, 1938 in Knox City, Tx., member of Roscoe First Baptist Church, retired from the state of Texas in 2000 after 20 years of service, working eight years for the Department of Highways Department of Corrections of Balmorhea and Texas on Snyder for about 12 years. He loved horseback riding and had lived in Sweetwater since 1976.

Survivors include his wife, RaVona Glover of Sweetwater; two sons, Loby Glover and wife Chandra of Cedar Hill, Chad Glover of Houston; stepson Dusty Rector and wife Linda from South Lake; a sister, Nancy Jane Hogue and her husband Archie of Silver City, N.M.; a brother, Mike Glover and wife Sandy de Ozona; four grandchildren, Jaime and Kourtney Glover, Ashley and Alex Rector. Honorary Bearers: Don Underwood, Milton Christman, Jack Shoemake, Benny Benz, Donnie Rannefeld, Jerry Heflin, Jim Moore, Fidel Martinez and all TDC guards from the Price Daniel Unit in Snyder.

John Porter

Joan Margaret (Smith) Porter, 69, of Lockney, died on Tuesday 26 December at Lockney Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

Services were held at 2 pm. m., Friday, December 29, with Dr. Carl Moman, pastor, officiating. Burial was at Lockney Cemetery.

Born December 25, 1937, in Vernon, he graduated from Vernon High School in 1956 and Wayland Baptist College in 1960 with a BA in Religious Education with a concentration in English as a Second Language and Reading from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. New Mexico, he taught elementary school in Lovington, New Mexico and later at Highland Elementary School in Plainview. He also taught in Pecos and Balmorhea. She was active in several professional education organizations and joined her husband in his musical and pastoral work in various communities. Porter was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Janie and Joe Hoyle, and a brother, Carlos Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Claude W. Porter of Lockney; three daughters, Jolene Mohindroo of Katy, Vonda Porter of Fort Worth and Ailese Blomquist of Haltom City; a son, Richard Porter of Plainview; a brother, A. L. Smith of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and two grandchildren.

The family requests memorials from the 104th Psalm Scholarship Fund c/o Wayland Baptist University.

Lockney's Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

roy hill

Roy Hill, 67, of Pecos, died on Friday, January 5, 2007 at Odessa Medical Center in Odessa.

At 14:00 there will be a funeral mass. m., Tuesday, January 9, at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born October 5, 1939 in Rising Star, Texas, served in the United States Air Force, was a car window repairman, and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Hill of Pecos; a son, Thomas Edgard Hill of Odessa; two brothers, Norman Hill of Pecos, Jack Hill of Lewisville, and several nieces and nephews.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

harry reddick

Harry Bynum Reddick, 83, died Thursday, January 4, 2007 at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 9 at 1:00 pm. m. at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 South Hwy 195, in Killeen. Born February 5, 1923, in Lawton, Oklahoma, he served in the US Air Force in England in 1941 with the 305th Bombardment Squadron. While on duty, he met Iris Eva Gregory of Leicester, England and they were married on December 24, 1944 at Holy Apostle Church in England. He also attended Cisco Junior College for several years and the couple moved to Pecos in 1950, where he ran the Powell and Sons (John Deere) Tractor Company for 35 years.

Reddick was preceded in death by a son, Michael John Warrick Reddick; two brothers, Roger Henry Reddick of Lake Worth and Lee Roy Reddick of Pioneer, Tx.

Survivors include five daughters, Patricia Ann Oden of Pecos, Marilyn Faye Clawson of Regency, Virginia Marie Graham of Scottsdale, Arizona, Andrea Rae Cherry of Houma, LA., Mary Lou Shipman of New Bloomfield, MO; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that flowers be sent to the Pecos home.

Elijah R. Gold

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister went to stay with their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a long illness at the Hospice House in Odessa on January 3, 2007, surrounded by those who loved her.

She is survived by her husband, Raymundo Orona, her daughter Leonor Jenkins and her husband David, her granddaughters, Hannah and Leah, all from Odessa. Daughters Frances Orona of Peoria, Arizona, Melinda Minjarez of Odessa, grandchildren, Lisa Ruiz and husband Armando, great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Sierra Ruiz of Carlsbad, N.M., and grandson Joshua Orona of Odessa. Son Ray Orona and wife Lupe, granddaughters Monica, Victoria and Veronica, all from Broken Arrow, Okla. Her father Pedro Rodriguez de Pecos and brothers Julio, Andrew, Gene, Israel and Hector and sisters Louisa, Isidra, Isabel and Tina.

He was preceded in death by his mother Leonor Rodriguez and his brothers Ben and Pete Rodriguez.

Funeral services will be under the direction of Pecos Funeral Home on Saturday, January 3, 2007 at Pecos Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.

Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carlitos Carrasco, 66, of Pecos, died on Saturday, December 30, 2006.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 4 at 7:30 pm. m. in the chapel at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.

He was born October 4, 1940 in Pecos, served in the United States Army, was a lifelong resident of Pecos, and was Catholic.

Carrasco was preceded in death by his parents, Carmen and María Carrasco and a sister, Matilda Jaquez.

Survivors include two sisters, Eliza Velasquez of Midland and Marcela Margie C. Tarin of Pecos.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

maria contreras

Mary G. Contreras, 67, of Pecos, died on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 in Odessa.

Mass took place at 2 pm. m. on Monday, January 1, 2007 at St. Rose with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Born April 15, 1939 in Mason, Tx., she worked in a kitchen, was a lifelong Pecos resident, and was Catholic.

Contreras was preceded in death by both parents, Abelino and Máxima Gonzáles.

Survivors include three children, Juan Contreras III, Michael Contreras of Pecos, Jody Contreras of Odessa; two daughters, Amy Contreras of Odessa, Diana Contreras of Pecos; a brother, Abelino Gomez Jr. from Pecos; two sisters, Lily Machuca, Julia Garcia de Pecos and seven grandchildren.

Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Sears

Marie Rose Sears, 91, of Pecos, died on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at the Pecos nursing home.

Sears donated his body to the Texas Tech University Science Center School of Medicine.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

He was born on June 2, 1915 in Travis County to George and Heddi (Miller) Rose. She married James (Jabo) Sears on November 10, 1939 in Carlsbad, N.M. He preceded her in death on April 11, 2002. Her sister, Alma Rose Stephens, and her brothers, George and Lewis Rose also preceded her in death.

At one point, Sears was the head nurse at Reeves County Hospital. In fact, she founded the Ladies Auxiliary at the hospital and later Friends of the Museum, was an active leader with the Rainbow Girls, a member of Eastern Star, a member of the Twentieth Century Club, and a member of Pecos First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a sister, Minnie Beene of Kerrville; a sister-in-law, Jonye Walker Moscarelli of Houston, a brother-in-law, Jerry Sears of Reno, Nevada, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be held at the West of the Pecos Museum, Pecos First Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.

2006 obituaries

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