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Monclova

January 12th, 2017

Julia Monclova

Julia “Jules” Monclova, 79, of Alpine entered eternal life on Sunday, January 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Monday, August 30, 1937 to Jesus Portillo and Theresa Cobos Portillo in Alpine.

Jules worked in the Sul Ross State University physical plant department and retired with 20 years of service to the …

Griffis

January 12th, 2017

Lola Griffis

Lola Kay Griffis of Alpine has passed away.

She was born April 18, 1952 to Lowell George McElmurry and Kathryn Alice McElmurry in Jacinto City, Texas.

She married Johnny Carl Griffis of Pecos on July 28, 1971, not long after graduating from Aladdin Cosmetology School, where she obtained her instructor’s license. After graduating, she taught …

Gonzalez

January 12th, 2017

Flora Gonzales

Flora Gonzales, 73, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother has gone to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She passed away at her residence in Alpine on Thursday, December 29, 2016.

Flora leaves a legacy of love, humility and strength to the love of her life, Nabor Gonzales, and their children, Elva …

Espinoza

January 12th, 2017

Leo Espinoza

Leo Espinoza, 80, longtime Alpine resident, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Odessa Medical Center.

Mr. Espinoza was born in Alpine on December 26, 1936 to Manuel and Esequiel Espinoza.

He had worked as a ranch hand at the Stringfellow Ranch for many years.

He is survived by his daughters, Yvonne Espinoza and Melissa Alvarado …

Bloom

January 12th, 2017

Harry James Bloom, 92, of Alpine and formally of Pasadena, Texas has passed away in a Fort Stockton nursing home.

Harry and his wife Alma had only moved to Alpine in September and had spent 25 years in Pasadena.

He was born November 11, 1924 to Millard Edward Bloom and Sophia Sheasley in Grampian, Pennsylvania.

Harry was drafted …

Barragan

January 12th, 2017

Maria Barragan

Maria Barragan, formally of Valentine, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 in a Houston-area Hospital.

Maria had been living in Spring, Texas with her daughter since her husband’s death in 1999.

Mrs. Barragan was very social and loved attending church services and worshiping with family and friends, as well as praying the blessed Rosary with …

Herrera

December 21st, 2016

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend Joe D. Herrera, 68, peacefully went home to be with our Heavenly Father on December 17, 2016 in El Paso.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 21 at Martin Funeral Home, 3839 Montana Ave., El Paso from 5-9pm with the Rosary at 7pm. Funeral services will be held at 2pm …

Sprinkle

December 21st, 2016

Metha Sprinkle

Metha Sprinkle of Alpine passed with peace and grace on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, in Midland with her family by her side.

Mrs. Sprinkle was a longtime resident of Alpine and was a Baptist by faith. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and whose greatest passion was helping others.

She …

Stevens

December 21st, 2016

Carolyn Stevens

On December 10, 2016, Carolyn C. H. Stevens of Alaska and formerly of Marfa, peacefully passed away, surrounded by her family and went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus. She was 71.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm Thursday, December 22 at the Cornerstone Church in Anchorage, Alaska.

Carolyn was born …

Dod

December 15th, 2016

Robert Dod

Mr. Robert Stockton “Pepo” Dod III, of Marfa, TX, passed away on Monday, December 12th at the age of 79.

Robert was born to parents Robert Stockton Dod II and Catherine Brown on May 16th, 1937 in El Paso, TX. He grew up as the eldest of two and attended Van Horn High School. …

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