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Mary Bustamante Lara of Fort Davis, Texas, surrounded by her beloved husband, children, grandchildren, and sister, closed her eyes to her earthly home and opened them to a grand and glorious homecoming on May 21, 2020. She was 82.

Margarito “Marcos” Uranga Urquidez, 86, of Alpine, Texas passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones in Phoenix, Arizona on May 17, 2020. 

Leroy Lara “Roy” Granado was born on Nov. 6, 1963, in Alpine, Texas. Leroy grew up in Fort Davis, Texas, where he loved the country life.

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.

Thomas Edward Gius of Alpine, Texas died as a result of a respiratory illness on May 11, 2020. Tom was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Oct. 14, 1940. After high school, he joined the Army and served for three years at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his civilian career, he worked …

Gwynne Garrette Jamieson was born Nov. 2, 1945 in Kingston, Ontario, and died in her sleep of natural causes at her home in Alpine, Texas on April 29, 2020. She was 74 years old.  

Charlotte Hassenflu, 79, of Boerne, Texas, passed away May 8, 2020, at her home in Boerne with her beloved husband Alan and her Shih Tzu, Sassy, near her side.

David Rogers Moore, 70, passed peacefully into the arms of God the night of May 8, 2020, surrounded by his wife Zane Switzer Moore and his three children, Brandi Arnold, Braydon Moore, and Dagan Moore. He entered this world as the only child of Edward and Mojella Moore on Dec. 27, 1949, in A…

Margaret Bowman McMahon, 68, passed away surrounded by her family on April 30, 2020 on her family ranch. She was born on Jan. 11, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas to Ruth McLean and Jack Tibaut Bowman. 

Bobby Loren Miller, 85, of Alpine, Texas celebrated his home, going into the arms of our Risen Lord and Savior on March 31, 2020 due to complications following a stroke on March 23.

Jose Luis “Lichie” Vega, Sr., was born on May 18, 1950 in Alpine, Texas. He was a life-long resident of Alpine, he loved his little town, and made it very clear that he would never leave his home.

A lifelong member of the Jeff Davis-Fort Davis community, Joe Bonilla Bentley, Sr., 95, surrounded by his loving family, was called home by his Lord and Savior on April 15, 2020 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, Texas.

It is with a heavy, broken heart that we announce the passing of a beloved wife, soul mate, mother, friend, business owner, and first responder Traci Felsot. She entered eternal life on April 7, 2020 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, Texas, after a courageous battle with cervica…

Our dear friend and loved one Terry Laborde, 1944-2020, no longer is among us, the living.

Longtime Terlingua author, resident, and newspaperman Carl Leatherwood died at Rosedale Adult House in El Paso, Texas on April 17. He was 78.

Tommy Raymond Woodward, born Feb. 28, 1933, passed away peacefully with family at his side on April 15, 2020. During his 87-year lifespan, he lived in Alpine, Texas and Midland, Texas, as well as six years in Colorado.

Celestina Amatulli, 93, of Alpine and Arlington, Texas, went to her heavenly home surrounded by loved ones on April 7, 2020 in Kennedale, Texas.

Lavoy Glen Hinkle, 93, of Sanderson, Texas passed away March 24, 2020 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas.

Mary Nell Hinkle, 92, passed away at home in Sanderson, Texas on March 31, 2020, one week after she lost her husband of 69 years, Lavoy Glen Hinkle.

Glen John Ivan Kramer was born on April 30, 1945 in Hastings, Nebraska to Ivan and Lavinia Kramer. He passed March 17, 2020 at his home in Alpine, Texas. 

Mary Nell Hinkle, 92, passed away at home in Sanderson, Texas on March 31, 2020, one week after she lost her husband of 69 years, Lavoy Glen Hinkle.

Verna Jean Roark, 71, passed onto our Heavenly Father on March 31, 2020, in Englewood, Colorado.

Julian O. Sanchez, Jr., 72, of Kermit, Texas passed away on March 22, 2020 in Kermit. Julian was born on July 4, 1947 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Julian O. Sanchez, Sr., and Viola Gallego Sanchez. He married Delma Briones on June 29, 1967 in Kermit, and they shared 53 wonderful years together.

Our husband, dad, granddad, and friend, Richard Leon Beesinger, completed his earthly journey on March 22, 2020. He is survived by his wife Loeva Beesinger, his two children, Rick Beesinger and his wife Jana of Silverton, Texas, and Rhonda Jones and her husband Kevin of Whitesboro, Texas.

Julian O. Sanchez, Jr., 72, of Kermit, Texas passed away on March 22, 2020 in Kermit. Julian was born on July 4, 1947 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Julian O. Sanchez, Sr., and Viola Gallego Sanchez. He married Delma Briones on June 29, 1967 in Kermit, and they shared 53 wonderful years together.

Roger Cutforth passed away on Dec. 24, 2019. He was 75 years old. Born Oct. 29, 1944 in Lincolnshire, England, Roger was the oldest of three children (brother Gerald and sister Pat) to parents Gordon and Frieda.

Ana Brijalba Contreras, 62, passed on to be with the Lord on March 14, 2020, surrounded by her family.

In the quiet, early morning hours of Jan. 11, 2020, Martha Sue Goad Davidson, third child of Lucius and Ruble Goad, wife of Don W. Davidson, mother of Thomas L., Terry D., and Michael W. Davidson, grandmother of Aja R., Nicholas O., Nora M., and Jett S. Davidson, took her last, peaceful brea…

Longtime West Texas resident Mary Marie Freeman passed through the pearly gates to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on March 3, 2020, with her husband Shannon Rudine at her side. She was 101.

Dominga Yniguez Lujan of Lubbock went to be with the Lord on Feb. 20, 2020 at the age of 75. She was born June 25, 1944 in Alpine to Jose and Maria Cruz Yniguez. Dominga married Silvestre Lujan on Oct. 30, 1967 in Alpine, Texas, and they made their home in Lubbock, Texas in the 1970s.

Teresa “Betty” Yañez Valero, 93, passed away on Feb. 25, 2020 in Del Rio, Texas. Teresa was born on Oct. 15, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas to parents Jose and Petra Cordova. 

Frank Wolfe Tobola, 65, passed away March 3, 2020 in Alpine, Texas. He was born July 24, 1954 to Alfred Leo and Elsie Mae Tobola. He graduated from Alpine High School and Sul Ross State University. He taught and coached for 33 years throughout Texas. He was a loving father, grandfather, and …

Robert Logan Patterson, PhD, died while in hospice care in Maine on Nov. 3, 2019. In the tradition of his parents, June Logan Patterson and Dr. Walter Glenn Patterson for whom education was the key to success, Bob was a learned man, with a BA in Psychology and Philosophy, 1962, University of…

Ann Sutherland Chappell, family matriarch, community advocate, and professional communicator, died Feb. 25 after a 3.5-year battle against cancer. The past president of the Limpia Crossing Neighborhood Association loved entertaining in the mountain home that she designed and built over a sev…

Arturo Garcia, 78, left us here on earth to be with the Lord on March 2, 2020 with his family by his side at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. Arturo was born June 14, 1941 in Marathon, Texas to Benito and Dolores (Lola) Garcia. He was a rancher on the Hess Ranch in Brewster County f…

Zacarias P. Olivas III, affectionately known as “Junior,” passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Jan. 26, 2020. He was laid to rest Feb. 5, 2020 with full military honors at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, escorted to his final resting place by the Honors Team of the Texas A…

David “Poppy” M. Cook, 85, of Midland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Feb. 22, 2020.

On Jan. 27, 2020 our beloved Tina G. Losoya entered eternal life with family by her side at the age of 72 in Alpine, Texas. She was the eldest child born to Ernestina and Eldefonso Garcia in Marfa, Texas. She married the love of her life, Joe Losoya, on Jan. 11, 1966, and recently celebrated…

Cruz G. Muniz, Jr., 54, entered into eternal life on Feb. 19, 2020 at his home in Alpine, Texas.

Pilar Hazelhorse Pedersen was more gifted than most with treasures and resources throughout her life. She was deeply and unconditionally loved as a child and into adulthood by parents who were true role models. She possessed robust health, stamina, and vigor, and loved hard work. Her deep he…

“Coach” Isidoro G. “Ted” Salgado Jr., 84, of Hobbs, New Mexico passed away peacefully into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father, surrounded by his family, on Feb. 9, 2020. Isidoro was born Nov. 17, 1935 in Alpine, Texas to Isidoro, Sr. and Catalina Salgado. He attended Alpine schools, and …

Clayton Wheat Williams, Jr., passed into heaven’s gates surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 14, 2020. Clayton was born Oct. 8, 1931 in the small West Texas town of Alpine to Clayton and Chicora (Graham) Williams. The son and grandson of legendary pioneering West Texans, he grew up in nea…

Esther Dominguez was born on April 8, 1931 in El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Raul Dominguez, and was the mother of seven children, Sylvia Gonzalez, Fernie Cisneros, Johnny Cisneros, Tony Cisneros, Sara Tandy, Rosie Martinez, and Roberto Dominguez.

Lucila “Lucy” Leos, born and raised in Alpine, Texas, passed away on Jan. 22, 2020 at her place of residence in Lubbock, Texas. She was born on Jan. 30, 1947.

Eduardo Jaquez Molinar, Jr., 85, passed away to transcend this age, and join those who preceded him to heaven.

John Albert Rowe, 81, of Alpine, Texas died Jan. 22, 2020, after several years of struggle with Lewy Bodies Dementia.

On Jan. 26, 2020, Martha Taylor passed away peacefully at her home in Houston, Texas. Born in Indiana on Jan. 31, 1927, she was fortunate to live most of her life in Texas.

Tomas G. Vega, Jr., also known as “Popo” and “Tongi” to many, peacefully entered the gates of Heaven to join the love of his life, Teresa, on Jan. 21, 2020 at the age of 83. He was born on May 2, 1936, to Chana and Tomas Vega in Terlingua, Texas, where he lived until he was a teenager before…

On Dec. 9, 2019 Inez Rios, Jr., 58, of Alpine, Texas was called home by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  

Michael “Hondo” Hernandez of Coppell, Texas passed away on Jan. 11, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Guadalupe “Lupe” Hernandez and brother, William “Bo” Carrick.