Fort Davis native Manuel Razo dies

MARFA – Manuel Nuñez Razo, 72 of Marfa, died March 27, 2014, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born on July 1, 1941, in Fort Davis to the late Juan and Ida (Dominguez) Razo. He worked at the Popular Thriftway in Pecos. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa. He met his wife Amalia at a restaurant in Marfa and married in Alpine on Feb. 16, 1983. He liked to cook, grill and drink beer with family and friends. He enjoyed watching old westerns like “Gunsmoke” and also liked the “Price is Right”. Dallas Cowboys were his team to root for, and he loved to dance and listen to Little Joe and La Familia. Survivors include his wife of 31 years Amalia Ybarra Razo of Marfa; son Abel Razo and wife Christy of Dallas; daughters Amanda Razo of Dallas and Ruby Razo Pallanez and husband David of Alpine; brother Johnny Razo and wife Viola of Marfa; and grandchildren Stevie Hudson, Christian Razo, Addison Razo, and Caleb Razo, all of Dallas and Izabella Pallanez of Alpine. In addition to his parents, his brother Joe Razo and sister Irene Valenzuela preceded him in death. Rosary will be said at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa at 7, April 4. Funeral Mass will be 11 am Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, officiated by Father Rolando Fonseca. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.
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