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Memorial service Saturday for Ernesto Leos

April 27th, 2017

A memorial service for Marfa resident Ernesto Leos will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Franco

Franco

April 27th, 2017

Eliberto “Bert” Franco

Eliberto “Bert” Franco Jr., 52, of Marfa passed away April 21, 2017 in Odessa following a courageous battle with cancer.

Bert was born on February 4, 1965 in Alpine to Eliberto Franco Sr., and Leonor Covarrubias Franco. Bert attended Marfa High School, and was a landscaper.

Bert, as his family and friends called him, …

Vana

Vana

April 27th, 2017

Alan Vana

It is with great sadness we announce that John Alan Vana died in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine. Alan had been suffering from a chronic heart ailment and recently returned to his home in Marfa after being treated at Baylor Medical …

Marek

April 20th, 2017

Mary Marek

Mary Biediger Helm Marek, 81, died on April 11, 2017, in Midland, Texas, after a long illness.

She was born in Ysleta, Texas, on June 18, 1935. She moved to Marfa, Texas, as a young child, where she and her three brothers enjoyed life in a small town under the big sky of far …

Caldwell

April 20th, 2017

Clifton Caldwell

Rancher, photographer, and independent businessman, Clifton Caldwell, son of the late Jeannette and Guy Caldwell of Abilene, Clifton has deep Texas roots and spent a lifetime supporting the state’s history, folklore, and culture.

Born in Abilene in 1933, while his parents were ranching on the Nunn Ranch in the Davis Mountains of far West …

Miller

April 20th, 2017

Saul Miller

Saul Jacob Miller, 90, of Fort Stockton was embraced by our Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 9, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Saul was born to John R. Miller and Elena Flores on August 30, 1926 in Marfa.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and was stationed in Korea. …

Sanchez

April 20th, 2017

Cesar Sanchez

Cesar Federico Sanchez died peacefully at home at the age of 87 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Montebello, California.

He was born August 1, 1929 in Presidio, the son of Enriqueta and Federico Sanchez. He was preceded in death by his brother Edmundo Sanchez and his sisters Elsie Wager and Dora Walker.

He is …

Vana

April 20th, 2017

Alan Vana

Alan Vana passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine.

To respect the privacy of Alan’s family, Ironheart Bodybuilding and Fitness Gym will be closed until further notice.

A public memorial will be at 10am Thursday, April 27 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, …

Caldwell

April 20th, 2017

Clifton Caldwell

Rancher, photographer, and independent businessman, Clifton Caldwell, son of the late Jeannette and Guy Caldwell of Abilene, Clifton has deep Texas roots and spent a lifetime supporting the state’s history, folklore, and culture.

Born in Abilene in 1933, while his parents were ranching on the Nunn Ranch in the Davis Mountains of far West …

Marek

April 20th, 2017

Mary Marek

Mary Biediger Helm Marek, 81, died on April 11, 2017, in Midland, Texas, after a long illness.

She was born in Ysleta, Texas, on June 18, 1935. She moved to Marfa, Texas, as a young child, where she and her three brothers enjoyed life in a small town under the big sky of far …

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