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Our beautiful Victoria G. Rubio left us much too soon on March 19, 2021. They say that God only takes the best, and truly He did. There are no words to express how much she will be missed. While it is hard to accept the Lord's will, what is left with us is the treasure she was - a devoted wi…

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Julia Gonzales, 84, entered eternal rest on April 9, 2021. There will be a funeral Mass Friday, April 16, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marathon, Texas, limited to family due to COVID restrictions. Interment will be at the Marathon Cemetery, where all are welcomed.

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Jeff Williams, 64, of Alpine, Texas, entered eternal rest on March 20, 2021.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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Mary Sims McFadin, 73, passed away peacefully April 6, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born May 18, 1947, in Alpine, Texas, to Robert “Bob” and Pauline Sims. She married John McFadin on Nov. 25, 1965, and they shared 55 wonderful years together.

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Michael L. Schulze was born on Jan. 1, 1963, in Atlanta, Ga., to Miles and Gaynelle (Babb) Schulze.Mike attended Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas, and Sam Houston State University, where he was a proud member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

The family of Mary Salome Arrieta wishes to share the celebration of her remarkable life with the Marfa, Texas, community. She passed away peacefully at the home of her son Dominic Arrieta on March 25, 2021, in Tucson, Ariz. Mary would have been 102 this October, and all who knew her can att…

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Dora Patricia “Pat” Cobos, 58, of Pecos, Texas, a devoted Christian and Sunday school teacher, went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2021, with her arms toward heaven.  Assuredly the angels rejoiced at her arrival.  

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Manuela was one of the few oldest residents of Alpine, Texas. She was 96 years old, and was born in San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico. 

A Celebration of Life will be held for Jessica Woodruff at the old outdoor theater behind Kokernot Lodge on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 5-7 p.m. with Reverend Ryan Stieg officiating. 

Ofelia Arriola Torres Molinar, 86, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on March 8, 2021. 

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Mackie Sue Barnett, 72, died in the presence of family at Vanderbilt University Hospital on March 21, 2021, from complications of COVID-19.

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With the love and compassion of a servant’s heart, love of faith, family, and friends, Joe Albert Sierra closed his eyes to his earthly home on March 5, 2021, and opened his eyes to a loving smile and a warm embrace from his personal Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Joe was 35. 

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Billie Royce Higgins, 85, entered eternal life on Feb. 23, 2020. She was born in Clint, Texas, to William “Bill” Royce and Elizabeth Chambers Royce of La Mesa, N.M. She married Larry Dale Higgins in 1953. They were married for 65 years before Larry’s passing in 2018.

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Larry Dale Higgins, 84, entered eternal life on Oct. 21, 2018. Born to Dale V. Higgins and Mae Hoover Higgins of Watseka, Ill., he was a New Year’s baby, the first baby born in the State of Illinois in 1934. He married Billie Royce of La Mesa, N.M. They celebrated 65 years of marriage before…

Charlie L. Valenzulea entered into eternal rest on Jan. 19, 2021. Charlie was born May 22, 1939, in Alpine, Texas.

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After a lengthy illness, Barbara R. Standhardt, 74, died on March 27, 2019, at the Fort Stockton Nursing Center in Fort Stockton, Texas. 

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Enveloped by the love of family, Luciana P. Leyva of Alpine, Texas, passed away on March 6, 2021, at the age of 81. Catholic services were held in Alpine on March 11-12, and she will be laid to rest on Tuesday, March 23, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. 

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“It must be nice to be Mr. Jarratt,” his wife would say. He agreed. It was, until it wasn’t. 

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David B. Dorris, 68, died Oct. 30, 2020, in Alpine, Texas. David was born Dec. 25, 1952, to Douglas and Margie Dorris of Alpine.

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Jimmie Dale Wint of Alpine, Texas, passed away on Feb. 2, 2021 at age 79.

Jessica Megan Francis Woodruff was born Jan. 14, 1986, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Cynthia Roscoe-Carlos and Ted Woodruff. Following a brief illness, she received Last Rites, and passed to be with the Lord on March 3, 2021, in El Paso.

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Zena Michelle Lyons, known locally as Jyoti Jael, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 25, 2021, at Hope House in Midland, Texas, where she was staying while undergoing treatment for cancer. She was 67.

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Teresa Fe Ramos Rubio, wife of the late Jose Rubio, Jr., entered eternal rest on Feb. 23, 2021. Teresa was born Feb. 6, 1932, in Alpine, Texas, to the late Salomon Rodriguez Ramos and Josefa Cobos Ramos.

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Urbano D. Rios of Midland, Texas, was called home to be with our Father in heaven on Feb. 17, 2021.

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Clara May Bogel Cowsar of Carrizo Springs, Texas, passed away on Feb. 6, 2021, at age 91. She was born Sept. 30, 1929, in Presidio, Texas, to the late Amos Graves Bogel and Mary Pancoast Bogel. Her husband of 70 years, John D. Cowsar, Sr., preceded her in death three weeks earlier. Her three…

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Manuela Ybarra, 70, our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt was called to heaven on Feb. 15, 2021. 

Gloria Valenzuela Ramon, 63, of Alpine, Texas, formerly of Richmond, Texas, passed away Feb. 12, 2021, at Odessa Regional Medical Center. Gloria was born March 16, 1957, to Manuel T. and Margarita T. Valenzuela of Alpine, Texas.

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Johnny Carl Griffis was born on Oct. 23, 1946, to John Allen and Clara Del Griffis in Vivian, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. He married Shelia Landis, and born to them was his first son, Jeffery Lynn Griffis on Oct. 3, 1969. He later married Lola Kay McElmurry, and born to them was his second son,…

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Stephen Thomas “Bud” Richards passed away at home with family on Feb. 8, 2021. Bud was born on Oct. 5, 1934, in Bonne Terre, Mo., to Stephen Thomas “Steve” and Lillian Taylor Richards.

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Michale Dean Peacock, 59, of Gorman, Texas, passed away Feb. 2, 2021, doing what he loved - ranching. He was born Aug. 3, 1961, in Breckenridge, Texas, to Dean and Joy (Trout) Peacock. He married his loving wife, Donna Lynn Maltby, on May 3, 2015, in Desdemona, Texas.

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On Jan. 27, 2021, Huey Junior Rhudy, loving father and husband, and faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, passed away at the age of 76. Huey was born in Sherman, Texas, on Aug. 8, 1944, to Birdwell Huey Rhudy and Mamie Carter Rhudy.

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Gerald “Jerry” Clark Durant, 88, of Knoxville, Tenn., went to be with our Lord on Jan. 22, 2021, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

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With a heavy heart we announce that our beloved, sweet, kind, gentle, loving husband, son, father, brother, friend, and sideline coach Robert J. Rubio of Fort Davis, Texas, closed his eyes to his earthly home and opened them to his heavenly home on Jan. 28, 2021, in Midland, Texas. He was 45. 

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Terry Lloyd Stewart, 82, of Alpine, Texas, passed away on Jan. 13, 2021 at Ashton Medical Lodge in Midland, Texas.

It is with  a heavy heart that we announce the passing  of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and great friend. Leocadio “Lucky” S. Portillo, lifelong resident of Alpine, Texas, closed his eyes to his earthly home on June 27, 2020 with his beloved wife by his side. He was 80.

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After a courageous battle with cancer, David Allen Townsend passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2021, immersed in the loving care of his wife Carol, daughter Bonnie, and son Sky.

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It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce that Jason Scott Blanton, the beloved son of Carol Hill Fulcher and John Richard Blanton, Jr., passed away suddenly in his home in Bedford, Texas, on Dec. 29, 2020.

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Garry Couch Henderson, 85, of Comanche, Texas, passed away Jan. 6, 2021. Although 85, he lived 100 lifetimes in those years. He was born Oct. 23, 1935, in Brownwood, Texas, to Loyd T. and Oleta (Couch) Henderson.

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Anna Lee Scofield Smith, 79, died on Jan. 12, 2021. She lived her last 11 months of life with her daughter, Kim Case, and her son-in-law, Gene Case. She died of congestive heart failure, not COVID-19.

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Wilda Furr Meixner, PhD, 85, passed away Jan. 14, 2021, in Austin Heart Hospital following a massive heart attack.

Brenda Condra, 68, of Alpine, Texas passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 8, 2021.

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Eveline Helen Bell of El Paso, Texas, passed away Dec. 31, 2020, at her home following an illness. She was 88 years old. She was born in 1932 in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria, to Hermann and Anna Maria Tobisch Maderthaner. Part of her childhood was spent with her maternal grandparents in Ru…

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Esequel “Zeke” Bermudez was called to be with the Lord on Jan. 8, 2021 at the age of 77 years. Zeke was born on April 10, 1943, to Merced Bermudez and Telesfora Moralez Bermudez, and lived in Alpine all of his life.

Olivas Salas, 77, died on Dec. 15, 2020, at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, Texas. She was born to Alberto H. Garcia and Jesusita Ybarra Garcia in Marathon, Texas, on Aug. 25, 1943.

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Cosme Daniel González, 27, passed away at home in Alpine, Texas, on Dec. 28, 2020, after a brief illness. He was born on July 28, 1993, in Fort Stockton, Texas, and spent the first five years of his life with his parents living in Yakima, Wash.

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Donald “Don” Carlton Macon, 83, of El Paso, Texas, passed away in the early morning hours of Dec. 26, 2020.