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Black

August 18th, 2017

Ricky William Black – father, friend, cowboy – found peace at the end of the trail in the early morning hours of August 10th, 2017. Ricky was born October 24th, 1956, at Doc Stover’s office in Marfa, Texas. He was the third child of Mutt and Helen Black – their first and only boy.

From the moment …

Bennett

August 10th, 2017

Lee Bennett

Lee Glascock Evans Bennett, of Marfa and Clifton, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Lutheran Sunset Ministries’ Sunset Home.

Her Clifton memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Clifton on Friday, August 11 at 2pm with the Reverend Mary Gean Cope officiating. Her Marfa memorial service will take place …

Alvarez

August 10th, 2017

Esequiel M. Alvarez, 59 of Presidio, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 in Presidio.

Esequiel was born on November 16, 1957 in Presidio to Francisco Alvarez and Maria Molinar Alvarez.

Esequiel is preceded in death by his father Francisco Alvarez and brother Arturo Alvarez.

Esequiel is survived by his mother Maria Molinar Alvarez, sisters Maria Elena Garcia, …

Martinez

August 3rd, 2017

Juan Martinez Sr.

Juan Gomez Martinez Sr., 79, of Marfa passed from this life on Friday, July 28, 2017 in Alpine.

He was born January 27, 1938 in Vado de Piedra, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Trinidad Gomez Martinez. He married Rita Tarango of Candelaria, Texas on October 27, 1962.

Juan was also known to his friends …

Hawkins

August 3rd, 2017

Lauris Ann Hawkins of Alpine died unexpectedly of ovarian cancer on May 8, 2017 in Alpine.

Her birth date of August 5, 1949 was announced in The Big Bend Sentinel on August 12, 1949. She was born in the Lockhart Clinic in Alpine to parents, Leland Durwood Hawkins, and Mable Claire Baygent of Monahans and was …

Hendrix

August 3rd, 2017

Hortencia Hendrix

Hortencia Juarez Hendrix passed quietly from this Earth on July 27, 2017, to join her beloved husband, Joe, in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Until forced by age and illness to live with her children, Hortencia made her home for nearly eight decades in Presidio.

She was a business owner, a …

Minniece

Minniece

July 27th, 2017

Marian Fowlkes Minniece

Marian Fowlkes Minniece, age 78, passed away after a short illness on July 17, 2017. Marian was born on September 9, 1938, in Alpine, Texas, to Patricia Stewart Fowlkes and James M.H. Fowlkes, a pioneer ranching family. She grew up on the Sauceda Ranch near Marfa, Texas.

Marian attended Sullins College in Virginia …

Gonzales

Gonzales

July 20th, 2017

Genie Gonzales

Genoveva “Genie” Gonzales, 54, of Marfa died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

A Celebration of Life for Genie will be held on Friday, July 21 at the Marfa USO Building. Funeral procession to Genie’s resting place in Merced Cemetery will begin at …

Selman

July 13th, 2017

Luz Maria “Bibi” Selman, 79, of Kermit and formerly of Presidio passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Kermit.

Mass was celebrated the afternoon of July 7 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit. Burial was in Kermit Cemetery, with Father Mark Salas.

Arrangements are by Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Flores

July 13th, 2017

Jose Flores

Jose Losoya Flores, 90, of Alpine went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He died at home, peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Jose was born December 27, 1926 to Natividad Losoya and Pedro Flores. Both of his parents were born in Alpine and part of the first Mexican-American pioneer families …

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