Big Bend cowboy Ben Morales dies at 79

MARFA -Benjamin G. Morales of Marfa died Jan. 20, 2016, surrounded by his 10ving family. He was 79 years old. Born in Ruidosa, Texas, Feb. 1, 1936, he was the son of Luis and Josefa Morales. He worked as a foreman for the Hester Brite Ranch. He was always seen in neatly pressed jeans, cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. In the midst of his 54 years of work, he was given the honor of being inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Though a strong man and rugged ranch hand, he loved the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church Marfa.

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