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January 26th, 2012

Jodie Wylie Nichols, former resident of Alpine, died Sunday in San Angelo following a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was the sister of Mary Nell Green and Pete Wylie of Alpine.

Graveside services for Jodie Wylie Nichols will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at Elm Grove Cemetery in Alpine.


January 26th, 2012

Thomas Karl Karvonen, former resident of Alpine, died Monday in Minnesota after a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was 71.

He was the father of daughter Karen Caswell of Fort Davis and son Karl Karvonen and brother of Kathy Frye of Alpine.

Funeral arrangements for Tom Karvonen are pending.

Cecilia Thompson: Marfa’s woman of letters passes away

Cecilia Thompson: Marfa’s woman of letters passes away

January 19th, 2012

FAR WEST TEXAS – Prominent West Texas historian and author Cecilia Thompson of Marfa died Monday, January 16, 2012 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine after a brief illness. She was 91.

She was born April 10, 1920 to Harold G. and Norma M. Thompson, a Fort Davis-area ranching family. Her grandfather, F.A. Thompson, …


January 12th, 2012

Alpine native Merle Bennett Friesen Tilley, 93, whose father once owned the Alpine Avalanche, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Alpine Valley Care Nursing Center.

Mrs. Tilley was born in Alpine on November 10, 1918 to Denzil M. and Gladys Slight Bennett. She attended Alpine public schools through high school and graduated from Westminster Choir …


January 12th, 2012

George Ronald Nicholas, 80, of Alpine, passed away Wednesday,  December 21, 2011 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Burlington, Iowa on September 23, 1931. On July 13, 1949, he married Ruth A. Young. George served in the Air Force for 23 years, with tours of duty Taiwan and Germany and retiring in …


January 12th, 2012

Jane Elizabeth Sisserson Mills, 86, of Marfa passed away January 4, 2012 in Mexia, Texas.

A memorial service will be at 10am Saturday, January 14 at the First United Methodist Church in Marfa with the Rev. Jane Vaughan officiating.

Jane was born January 4, 1926 in Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas to Charles Hutchison and Mary Lane Sisserson. …


January 12th, 2012

Steve Elrod, 60, of Presidio, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012 in Midland after an illness.

He was born July 1, 1951 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Carl and Faye Shelby Elrod.

Elrod moved to Presidio about two years ago and managed The Enlightened Bean restaurant. He previously lived in Midland for 24 years and worked for …


January 12th, 2012

Pilar Carrasco, 79, of Presidio and formerly of Marfa died Monday, January 9, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital of Odessa.

Rosary is 7pm today, Thursday, January 12 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa. Funeral is 10am Friday at the chapel with Fr. Joe Uecker officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are Carlos Carrasco, Claudio Carrasco, Arturo Carrasco, Ramon Carrasco, …


December 15th, 2011

Jean Lucille Berggren Blanton died at her Alpine home on Friday, December 9, 2011.

She was born June 26, 1921 to John Arthur Berggren and Olga Berggren in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Jean attended McKeesport, Pennsylvania public schools and, later, Bethany College in West Virginia.

She became a stewardess with American Airlines in the early 1940s, and it was …


December 15th, 2011

Marilyn Ann Caldwell, daughter of Shirley and Clifton Caldwell, was born August 10, 1968 in Abilene, Texas.  She died at Home Hospice in Odessa on December 9, 2011, after suffering a massive stroke on December 4 at her family’s Mitre Peak Ranch near Alpine.

Marilyn grew up on a ranch near Albany, Texas and in the …

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