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Mediano

March 16th, 2017

Celedonio Mediano

Celedonio Mediano, 93, of Marfa was embraced by our Lord Jesus on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Pecos.

Rosary will be recited at 10am this morning, Thursday, March 16, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa, officiated by Father Esteban Sescon.

Celedonio was born November 7, 1923 in …

Neilson

March 16th, 2017

Mary Neilson

Mrs. Mary Alice R. Neilson, a longtime Fort Davis resident for many years, passed away at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa on March 9, 2017.

She was born December 29, 1923 in Antigo, Wisconsin to Richard and Roseanna (Kramer) Hugunin, attended St. John Parochial School, graduated from Antigo High School in 1942, and married …

Waller

March 16th, 2017

Robert James Waller

Robert James Waller, whose romantic novel “The Bridges of Madison County” became a runaway best seller on its publication in 1992 and the basis of a popular film, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at his home in Fredericksburg, Texas. He was 77, according to the New York Times.

The cause was multiple myeloma, …

Espinoza

March 9th, 2017

Diamantina “Diane” Espinoza

Diamantina “Diane” Espinoza, 66, of Alpine, passed away at her residence on Monday, February 27, 2017.

She was born in Alpine on January 4, 1951 to Isidoro and Virginia Dominguez. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, J.J. Espinoza of Alpine; her daughters, Janice (David) Valenzuela of El Paso, Karen (Pete) …

Herrera

March 9th, 2017

Rodolfo “Rudy” Herrera, 63, of Alpine and formerly of Marfa, went to join his mother in heaven on February 26, 2017 at Midland Memorial Hospital.

Services are 9:30am Saturday, March 11 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa.

Rudy was born December 6, 1953 in Marfa and raised in Marfa, the oldest of eight siblings. He attended …

Jacobson

March 9th, 2017

Lucy Miller Jacobson

Lucy Miller Jacobson, “Lady” to her family, the youngest child of Clay Espy Miller and Lucy Foster Miller, passed away in her home on March 2, 2017, Texas Independence Day, after a long illness.

She was born November 18, 1935 in Fort Davis.

She left Fort Davis her junior year of high school to …

Sage

March 9th, 2017

Jim Sage

James Sherman “Jim” Sage of Alpine passed away Friday, March 3, 2017.

A celebration open house of Jim’s life will be held at his home in the South Double Diamond from 2-4pm Saturday, March 18.

Jim was born on a farm in Boyd, Montana on December 8, 1926, the son of James “Art” and Mabel …

Valenzuela

March 9th, 2017

Joe “Pepe” Valenzuela, 68, of Alpine, TX passed away on February 27, 2017 in Odessa, TX.

Rosary and Visitation will be on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. at his childhood home, 505 South 4th St, Alpine, TX

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace …

Leos

March 9th, 2017

Ernest Leos, 62, of Marfa died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at his home.

He was born on August 31, 1954 in Marfa and was a lifelong Marfa resident.

Mr. Leos was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his mother, Manuela Leos of Marfa, his daughter Beatrice Leos of Pecos, and a son, Bobby Joe Leos of Midland. He …

Yancy

March 9th, 2017

TJ Yancy with April the mule

In the early hours of March 1, 2017, TJ Yancy passed from this world into the next.

Born in 1935, TJ was unusually small and was not expected to live through his first night. Rather than naming him Thomas Jefferson as they had planned, his parents put him in a …

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