Obituaries

Wed
19
Nov

James Cook

ALPINE – James Cook, 66 of Alpine, died Nov. 17, 2014, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Roxine, and their three children: daughter Renee Tudyk and her husband Louis and their children Lindsey and Ryan of Pleasanton; daughter Stacia Chapman and her husband Shawn and their children Hunter, Abigail, and Madison of Conroe; and son Jim of Alpine; brothers Jeff Cook, Kerry Cook and Bryan Cook, all from the Fort Worth area; mother-in-law Katy Norman; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Maxine Cook, and sister, Patsy Cook. Mr. Cook was born in Pecos Feb. 10, 1948. Upon graduation from Pecos High School, his family moved to Hurst, where his dad took a job with Bell Helicopter. There, he met Roxine where they were both members of the Civil Air Patrol. They married in 1969.

Wed
19
Nov

Joe Brent Stanaland

GIRARD – Joe Brent Stanaland, 41 of Girard and formerly of Fort Davis, died Nov.13,2014, after a three year battle with Synovial Cell Sarcoma cancer. He was born on Oct. 5, 1973 in Lubbock, to Jody and Brenda Stanaland. He graduated from Jayton High School in 1992. He attended junior college at South Plains College in Levelland. He transferred to Texas A&M University and graduated in 1998 with a degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences. In 2009, he received his Master of education from ConcordiaUniversity and began teaching science,intergraded physics and chemistry, along with astronomy at Liberty Hill High School, where he taught for three years. Next, he went to Lake Travis High School for eight years. He then went to Fort Davis High School, where he was high school principal for almost three years. Due to his battle with cancer, he had to sit out a year from teaching. He came back to teaching at Andrews HighSchool. His final teaching job was at Spur High School.

Wed
12
Nov

Wilma Christine Fort

LOVINGTON, NM - Services were at the Lovington United Methodist Church in Lovington, NM, for Wilma Christine Fort, who died Nov. 3, 2014. She was born June 12, 1915, to Laura and Arleigh Cooper in Lockney. She was a graduate of Texas State College for Women, now Texas Womens University, in Denton in 1936. She taught music and english in Olton and in Prairieview, NM. She married R.P. (Buddy) Fort May 24, 1938. They ranched at Caprock, NM, and later years moved to Lovington. She served on the board of trusteers at ther Methodist church in Tatum, NM and was active in Bible study at the Methodist church in Lovington, bridge clubs and as a member of the Cowbells. She was the sweetheart of the oldtimers cowboy association. She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Tamara Good, in 2008.

Wed
12
Nov

Elfida “Faye” Calderon Segura

SAN ANTONIO - Elfida “Faye” Calderon Segura died Nov. 5, 2014, at the age of 89. She was born in Valentine Nov. 10, 1924, to Clemente and Adela Calderon. She grew up in Valentine and attended Valentine High School. She graduated Salutatorian of her class in 1942. She married the love of her life, Stanley L. Segura, in 1947. They were married 64 years and made their home in Valentine and later in San Antonio. She was very active in her community, served as a school board member, PTA president, and church liaison. Through her life she was a dedicated wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and a true friend. Her greatest joys were going to dances, taking part in family gatherings, and attending church at Sacred Heart in Valentine, and Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Oblate Mission in San Antonio. She moved to San Antonio in 2006 to receive weekly dialysis treatments. She was a loving and compassionate soul.

Thu
06
Nov

Faye Segura of Valentine

SAN ANTONIO and VALENTINE - Longtime resident and community leader Faye Segura of Valentine died Nov. 5, 2014, while in the hospital in San Antonio. Services are pending for the wife of the late Stanley Segura and aunt of Valentine Mayor Chuy Calderon. Funeral arrangements are pending, but will be in Valentine.
Thu
23
Oct

Nino Razo

ODESSA and FORT DAVIS - A cowboy's cowboy is what Nino Razo was - living and working in some of the most remote and most beautiful places in these Texas mountains. Born Secundino Razo and known as Nino, he died at the age of 93 Oct. 8, 2014, in Odessa, where he and his wife of 74 years moved several years ago. He was born in Fort Davis Jan. 15, 1921, to Secundino and Basilia (Jasso) Razo. He married Herminia Dominguez in Fort Davis July 6, 1940. He worked on Jeff Davis County ranches for 55 years, especially good working with horses and well known as an excellent camp cook. He annually cooked at Bloys Campmeeting for the Jones-Espy Camp and was famous for his biscuits. Survivors include his wife Herminia Razo of Odessa; a son, Sonny Razo and wife Delpha of El Paso; daughters Elena Martinez and husband Manuel of El Paso and Teresa Sailler and husband Russell of Odessa; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial were Oct. 11 at St.

Thu
23
Oct

Abigail Aranda Salgado

MARFA - Abigail Aranda Salgado, 87 of Marfa and formerly of Presidio, died Oct. 19, 2014, at her home in Marfa. Mamá, as everyone called her, was born June 8, 1927, to Don Manuel and Juliana Garcia Aranda in Imperial. She was raised in La Mula, Chihuahua, Mexico, where she met and later married her husband of 69 years, Tomas Salgado on June 2, 1945. The couple and their three old est daughters moved to Presidio in 1954 where they lived for many years and raised their 10 children. Mama was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She raised 10 children in a caring and nurturing home. She was a wonderful cook and seamstress. She was a lifelong Catholic.

Thu
16
Oct

Well-known Alpine teacher dies in wreck

Wed
24
Sep

Brandy Kay Broadfield Woods

ALPINE - On Sep. 11, 2014, Brandy Kay Broadfield Woods, formerly of Fort Davis and most recently from Alpine, died. She was born to Melinda and Jim Broadfield on Jan. 15. 1980, in North Dakota. Living a short 34 years, 239 days she was raised by her stepfather Donnie Chambers and Melinda Chambers Kerkau, who survive along with two step brothers, Donnie Chambers and Charlie Eicher; sister Trinity Chambers Roberts and brother Jonathan Paul Chambers. She was married 16 years to Chad Woods, having two children, Cierra Renee Woods and Dakota Woods. She was a member at Grace Fellowship Church. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Paul and Patricia Henn. Services will be Oct. 4 at 4 pm at Grace Fellowship Church in Alpine. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to help offset funeral expenses to Wells Fargo Bank in the name of Lloyd Chambers.

Wed
24
Sep

Roy Clell Melvin

MARFA – Roy Clell Melvin, 60, of Marfa, died Sep. 17, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services were at Hillcrest Cemetery in Fort Davis Sep. 22, 2014. Pastor Jose Cordero officiated. Alpine Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. M r . Melvin was born in Pecos on Oct. 17, 1953, to Jack and Jimmie Melvin. He was a self- employed heavy equipment operator and a truck driver.

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