June 24, 2020 535 PM
Alicia “Alice” Granado Escobedo, 82, received her wings and passed into Glory on April 7, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Amarillo, Texas.
She was born January 28, 1938 in Fort Davis, Texas to Trinidad and Gregoria Granado, also from Ft. Davis. Alicia married her lifelong sweetheart, Frank Escobedo, Jr. on July 23, 1955 in Ft. Davis.
Alicia lived in the West Texas area, where she worked for the Long X Ranch in Kent, and later moved to the Cowden Ranch, now known as Bar O Land and Cattle Ranch, in 1999 for Bill and Mary Cowden. Alicia also worked at the Kent Mercantile and was the U.S. Postmaster for 25 years until it closed its doors in May 2019.
Throughout the years, Alicia built lasting relationships and friendships with many people in the West Texas area and was known for her loyalty for the Dallas Cowboys. Alicia’s laughter was loud and contagious and filled rooms everywhere she went. She loved to spend time with her family and to sing and dance. You knew that she was in town when you saw that Dodge conversion “Dallas Cowboys” van. Alicia was known for her baked goodies, especially around the holidays. During the summers, you would see her with her granddaughters, and as the years passed, her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. On the 4th of July in Fort Davis, you would see five generations attending with Frank and Alicia Escobedo to celebrate and gather with family. Most of all, Alicia was known for her loving, feisty personality and her servant’s heart. It was exceedingly rare to see Alicia without her husband, Frank Escobedo. They were inseparable for 64 years before Frank passed in October of 2019. Alicia rejoined her loved ones six months later in Glory. It would be extremely hard to find another Alicia Escobedo, in fact, I know that the mold was broken the day she was born in 1938 because of the legacy she leaves behind.
Alicia was preceded in death by her parents Trinidad and Gregoria Granado; husband Frank Escobedo; brothers Felicito, Federico, Fidel, Ferman, Pablo and Richardo Granado; sisters Consuelo Harnett, Lucia Leyva, Angelita Fierro and Cecilia Salgado, and granddaughter Samantha Estrada. She is survived by her daughter Mary Alice Escobedo Rael, son Larry Escobedo and wife Jessica of Ft. Davis; brother Louis Contreras Granado; granddaughters Georgia Estrada, Jackie Torres, Laurese Gretchen, Brittany and Paityn Escobedo; 14 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial reunion reception in honor of Alicia Escobedo will be held at the Kelly Pavilion Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce on July 18, 2020 at 6 p.m. (across the street from the courthouse, behind the Fort Davis State Bank). Come celebrate her life with us!