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Holzer

October 2nd, 2014

Steve Holzer

Marfa’s beloved Steve Holzer, 64, returned to the cosmos on Friday, September 26, 2014, after an honorable battle with cancer.

He was born February 13, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he enjoyed surfing, free-diving on coral reefs, and exploring the everglades on his pole boat. …

Alvarado

September 25th, 2014

Alicia Alvarado

Alicia G. Alvarado, 76, of Redford was called to our Lord on Thursday September 18, 2014.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am Thursday, September 25 at the Redford Catholic Church with Father Miguel Alcuino officiating. The Rosary was recited the evening of Wednesday, September 24 at Santa Teresa de Jesus Catholic …

Borunda

September 25th, 2014

Francisco ‘Pancho’ Borunda

Francisco “Pancho” Borunda, 63, of Marfa, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

A Celebration of Life will be held today, Thursday, September 25 at 5pm at Borunda’s Bar & Grill, 113 S. Russell St. in Marfa.

Pancho was born in Marfa on January 14, 1951 to Francisco and …

Cortez

September 25th, 2014

Eva Cortez

The Rosary and funeral Mass for lifelong Marfa resident Eva Peña Cortez, 89, who passed away August 14, 2014 after a long illness, are at 9am Saturday, September 27 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa with burial in Merced Cemetery.

She was born December 9, 1924 in Marfa to Marcos Peña …

Duke

September 25th, 2014

Viola Duke

Former Marfa resident Viola Robinson Duke, 85, passed away August 18, 2014 in Lancaster, California.

She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 11, 1929 to Mercedes Velasco and Willis Robinson and was raised in Marfa, attending Blackwell School and Marfa High School.

She is survived by her children, Don, Dave, Denise …

Marquez

September 25th, 2014

Cruz Marquez

Cruz C. Marquez, 77, of Redford, was called to our Lord on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Cruz was born November 24, 1936 in Loving, New Mexico to Sinforosa Gonzalez and Manuel Carrasco. She was a loving mother. She married Manuel Marquez Sr. in 1969. She was also a member of the Catholic …

Melvin

September 25th, 2014

Roy Melvin

Roy Clell Melvin, 60, of Marfa, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at his residence.

Roy was born in Pecos on October 17, 1953 to Jack and Jimmie Melvin. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator and a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Doylene Melvin of Marfa; his daughter, Carnel …

Spriggs

September 18th, 2014

Glenda Spriggs

A Celebration of Life for Glenda F. Spriggs of Marfa will be at 2pm Saturday, September 20 at the ranch, six miles south of Marfa.

Glenda passed away September 14, 2014. She was born January 20, 1946 in Shuttuck, Oklahoma to Oren M. Cooley Sr. “Jimmy” and Lila A. Cooley. She grew …

Cruz Marquez

September 18th, 2014

Cruz C. Marquez, 77, of Redford, was call to our Lord on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Cruz Marquez

Rosary will be recited at 7pm Friday, September 19 at Santa Teresa de Jesus Catholic Church in Presidio. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2pm Saturday, September 20 at the Redford Catholic Church with Father Miguel …

Salas

September 11th, 2014

Manuela Salas

Manuela Carrillo Salas, 77, passed away August 22, 2014. She was born to Ramon and Valentina Carrillo on May 27, 1937 in Terlingua.

After the loss of her mother at a very young age, she was raised by a single father and his extended family. She moved to Alpine in 1946 with …

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