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October 20th, 2011

Longtime Jeff Davis County rancher Alfred Gillett “Alf” Means of Valentine died Thursday, October 13, 2011. He was 91.

Alf Means

He was born to Cole and Ruby Means on December 13, 1919 in El Paso.

Alf lived his life on the Y-6 Ranch north of Valentine, ranching, raising his family and becoming a …


October 20th, 2011

Hilario G. Rivera, 90, entered the heavenly gates on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at his Marfa home.

Hilario Rivera

The Rosary will be recited at 10am today, Thursday, October 20 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by the funeral Mass at 11am with the Rev. Father Rolando Fonseca officiating. Burial with full military …


October 20th, 2011

William Albert “Will” Shannon Jr. of Marfa died of a sudden cardiac arrest on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the Shannon Ranch near Ruidosa. He was 63.

A celebration of Will’s life and memorial service will be at 11am Saturday, October 22 at the Marfa residence of Rena Ann Kelly, 323 East Columbia Street, with Oscar …


October 13th, 2011

Martha A. Gutierrez, 88, of Marfa, passed away Friday, October 7, 2011 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine.

Martha was born in Shafter on January 19, 1930. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son, Nieves C. Gutierrez Jr. and his wife Rosalinda of Marfa, a sister, Margarita Gutierrez of El Paso; also …


October 13th, 2011

Marfa native Beatrice Gonzales of Arlington, Texas died October 11, 2011, in Austin.

Visitation will be from 9:30-11:30am Friday, October 14 at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive in Arlington. Funeral Mass will be held at 1pm Friday at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2100 N. Davis Drive, Arlington with burial in Moore Memorial Gardens.


October 13th, 2011

Ellen Abbott Kelley, 78, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011 at her home outside of Fort Davis.

A memorial service will be from 3-5pm Saturday, October 22 at Kokernot Lodge in Alpine. The family invites Ellen’s personal and professional friends to share anecdotes and memories of her.

Ellen Kelley

Ellen was born January 8, 1933 …


October 13th, 2011

Kenneth Lane Sisserson passed away Wednesday, September 28 in North Richland Hills.

Kenneth was born in Valley Mills on August 6, 1928, to Charles H. and Mary Lane Sisserson. He graduated from Weatherford High School in 1945 and from Southwestern University in Georgetown in 1948. Kenneth received a Master of Arts degree from SMU in 1954 …


October 13th, 2011

U.S. Army Sergeant Jakob J. Roelli, 24, of Darlington, Wisconsin, the son of Dawn Lacy of Fort Davis, was killed in action September 21, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Jakob Roelli

Visitation will be held from 2-9pm Friday, October 7 at the First Baptist Church of Darlington …


October 13th, 2011

Victoria Natera, 80, of Alpine, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011 in Alpine.

Mrs. Natera was born in Sanderson on June 15, 1931. She was a homemaker.

Victoria Natera

She is survived by three daughters, Gracie Navarrette, Arlene Gonzales, and Diana Jimenez, all of Alpine; three sons, Jose Luis Natera, and Edmundo (Eddie) Natera, both …


October 13th, 2011

Frank George Snow, Capt US Army Retired, 91, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2011. Born in Lawrence, MA to Col. Frank P. Snow, USMC Retire and Mildred Clayton Snow. Frank is survived by Olive, his wife of 64 years, and his two children Sharon and William. Frank is also survived by his son-in-law Tom, …

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