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Shirley Mae Welch Caldwell, born June 23, 1935, to Vernon Wade "VW” and Mable Karr Welch in Blairstown, Mo., where VW was superintendent of schools. At age nine the family moved to Adrian, Mo., with younger sister Ada Ruth, who survives her. She spent the formative years of her life playing …

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On May 19, 2021, after a long illness, Georgia Ann Dumas ended her earthly career as animal caretaker extraordinaire to ascend to an all-pervasive higher consciousness realm (which some of us call Heaven). She was born Dec. 6, 1957, in Hamilton, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Fort Wor…

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James Travis Roberts, Jr., peacefully passed away after a brief illness surrounded by family on June 3, 2021. Travis was born in Alpine, Texas, on May 11, 1937, to James Travis Roberts, Sr., and Pauline Roberts. He was raised in Marathon, Texas, and grew up working alongside his brothers on …

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

On May 11, 2021, with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ, Diana V. Torres, 63, of San Angelo, Texas, entered eternal life with her beloved family by her side.

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With the love of her beloved family by her side, Luz Ybarra entered the Gates of Paradise to the warm embrace of her beloved Savior on May 23, 2021. She was 92.

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On May 24, 2021, our beloved mother Merced, with family by her side, passed into Heaven. She was greeted by her loving mother whom she never knew, and by her brothers and father.

Billy Eugene Cowell, 86, of Alpine, Texas, passed away May 15, 2021, at his residence in Alpine. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Kokernot Lodge amphitheater at 11 a.m. with Dick Zimmer officiating. 

A memorial Service for Ray Watley is scheduled for Sunday, May 30, at 3 p.m. The service will be held at the Van Horn Community Center on Jones Street in Van Horn near the rodeo arena. All are welcome to come share memories of Ray.

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Michael Terry Segura, 76, of Fort Davis, Texas, went home to heaven on May 21, 2021.

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David was born on June 24, 1927, in Alpine, Texas, to Thomas Nolland and Olga Shuler. He grew up in Alpine and San Marcos, Texas.

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Michael Wayne Black, 63, passed away May 9, 2021, in his home in Terlingua, Texas. He was taken by a cancer diagnosed too late.

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Beverly, 88, of Alpine, Texas passed away May 7, 2021, in San Angelo, Texas. Graveside funeral services will be held on May 22, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Sanderson, Texas.

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Flynt, loving son, husband, father, and grandfather, left us too soon to join his heavenly Father.  He will always be a part of our lives, and will be loved and missed by many. He passed away on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021, in Richland, Wash. He was born on April 19, 1972. 

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Gordie Sanborn was born May 23, 1943, and left this world on May 12, 2021. He was an adventurer whoose journey led him from his birthplace in Springfield, Vt., to Detroit, Mich., to Colorado, to Alaska, to Alpine, Texas.

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Nicole Michele Cardoza of Alpine, Texas, went home to the Lord on May 8, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Nicole was born on March 27, 1979, to Enrique Dominguez, Jr., and Elva Gonzales Dominguez.

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Kathryn “Snooksie” Stucke, 96, left this world to be with the Lord at 1:52 a.m. on May 11, 2021. She was at the Courtyards Assisted Living and Memory Care in Odessa, Texas. 

There will be a memorial service for Zena Lyons on Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church located at 103 East Lockhart Avenue, across the street from True Value. 

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Mary Lou Holman of San Angelo, Texas, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2021, in Granbury, Texas. After 42 years, Mary, better known as Lou, is finally able to dance with her beloved husband Jodie again.

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Celso Gallego, Jr., 88, passed away on March 30, 2021, in Odessa, Texas.

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Mary Lou Holman of San Angelo, Texas, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2021, in Granbury, Texas. After 42 years, Mary, better known as Lou, is finally able to dance with her beloved husband Jodie again.

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Rodolfo “Rudy” Vasquez Ybarra, passed away on April 28, 2021. Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Midland, Texas. Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2021, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church.

On April 29, 2021, and with the unconditional love of her family by her side, Concha Ramos closed her eyes to her earthly home, and opened her eyes to a glorious homecoming in which her beloved husband Lionel was waiting with open arms, as well Jesus Christ, Concha’s personal Lord and Savior.

Garrel Glen Noel, Jr., was born Nov. 30, 1937, in Houston, Texas, to Garrell Glen Noel, Sr., and Emma Mae Noel.

Kathy Kidd, a resident of Alpine, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 11, 2021, with her loving family by her side. Kathy was born July 21, 1954, to John Edward Raines and Betty Woody Raines.

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Mark Edward Cole, 70, went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2021, after a long, hard fought battle with Parkinson’s.   

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Mary “Momo” Nell Wylie Green was a caring daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Surrounded by family, she left this world much too early after a courageous battle with cancer on April 8, 2021, at the age of 69.

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Our beautiful Victoria G. Rubio left us much too soon on March 19, 2021. They say that God only takes the best, and truly He did. There are no words to express how much she will be missed. While it is hard to accept the Lord's will, what is left with us is the treasure she was - a devoted wi…

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Julia Gonzales, 84, entered eternal rest on April 9, 2021. There will be a funeral Mass Friday, April 16, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marathon, Texas, limited to family due to COVID restrictions. Interment will be at the Marathon Cemetery, where all are welcomed.

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Jeff Williams, 64, of Alpine, Texas, entered eternal rest on March 20, 2021.

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Mary Sims McFadin, 73, passed away peacefully April 6, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born May 18, 1947, in Alpine, Texas, to Robert “Bob” and Pauline Sims. She married John McFadin on Nov. 25, 1965, and they shared 55 wonderful years together.

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Michael L. Schulze was born on Jan. 1, 1963, in Atlanta, Ga., to Miles and Gaynelle (Babb) Schulze.Mike attended Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas, and Sam Houston State University, where he was a proud member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

The family of Mary Salome Arrieta wishes to share the celebration of her remarkable life with the Marfa, Texas, community. She passed away peacefully at the home of her son Dominic Arrieta on March 25, 2021, in Tucson, Ariz. Mary would have been 102 this October, and all who knew her can att…

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Dora Patricia “Pat” Cobos, 58, of Pecos, Texas, a devoted Christian and Sunday school teacher, went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2021, with her arms toward heaven.  Assuredly the angels rejoiced at her arrival.  

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Manuela was one of the few oldest residents of Alpine, Texas. She was 96 years old, and was born in San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico. 

A Celebration of Life will be held for Jessica Woodruff at the old outdoor theater behind Kokernot Lodge on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 5-7 p.m. with Reverend Ryan Stieg officiating. 

Ofelia Arriola Torres Molinar, 86, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on March 8, 2021. 

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Mackie Sue Barnett, 72, died in the presence of family at Vanderbilt University Hospital on March 21, 2021, from complications of COVID-19.

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With the love and compassion of a servant’s heart, love of faith, family, and friends, Joe Albert Sierra closed his eyes to his earthly home on March 5, 2021, and opened his eyes to a loving smile and a warm embrace from his personal Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Joe was 35. 

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Billie Royce Higgins, 85, entered eternal life on Feb. 23, 2020. She was born in Clint, Texas, to William “Bill” Royce and Elizabeth Chambers Royce of La Mesa, N.M. She married Larry Dale Higgins in 1953. They were married for 65 years before Larry’s passing in 2018.

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Larry Dale Higgins, 84, entered eternal life on Oct. 21, 2018. Born to Dale V. Higgins and Mae Hoover Higgins of Watseka, Ill., he was a New Year’s baby, the first baby born in the State of Illinois in 1934. He married Billie Royce of La Mesa, N.M. They celebrated 65 years of marriage before…

Charlie L. Valenzulea entered into eternal rest on Jan. 19, 2021. Charlie was born May 22, 1939, in Alpine, Texas.

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After a lengthy illness, Barbara R. Standhardt, 74, died on March 27, 2019, at the Fort Stockton Nursing Center in Fort Stockton, Texas. 

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Enveloped by the love of family, Luciana P. Leyva of Alpine, Texas, passed away on March 6, 2021, at the age of 81. Catholic services were held in Alpine on March 11-12, and she will be laid to rest on Tuesday, March 23, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. 

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“It must be nice to be Mr. Jarratt,” his wife would say. He agreed. It was, until it wasn’t. 

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David B. Dorris, 68, died Oct. 30, 2020, in Alpine, Texas. David was born Dec. 25, 1952, to Douglas and Margie Dorris of Alpine.

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Jimmie Dale Wint of Alpine, Texas, passed away on Feb. 2, 2021 at age 79.

Jessica Megan Francis Woodruff was born Jan. 14, 1986, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Cynthia Roscoe-Carlos and Ted Woodruff. Following a brief illness, she received Last Rites, and passed to be with the Lord on March 3, 2021, in El Paso.

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Zena Michelle Lyons, known locally as Jyoti Jael, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 25, 2021, at Hope House in Midland, Texas, where she was staying while undergoing treatment for cancer. She was 67.

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Teresa Fe Ramos Rubio, wife of the late Jose Rubio, Jr., entered eternal rest on Feb. 23, 2021. Teresa was born Feb. 6, 1932, in Alpine, Texas, to the late Salomon Rodriguez Ramos and Josefa Cobos Ramos.

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Urbano D. Rios of Midland, Texas, was called home to be with our Father in heaven on Feb. 17, 2021.

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Clara May Bogel Cowsar of Carrizo Springs, Texas, passed away on Feb. 6, 2021, at age 91. She was born Sept. 30, 1929, in Presidio, Texas, to the late Amos Graves Bogel and Mary Pancoast Bogel. Her husband of 70 years, John D. Cowsar, Sr., preceded her in death three weeks earlier. Her three…