Services are in Marfa today for Rey Roman

MARFA – Reymundo Alvaro Roman, 82 and a native of Marfa, died May 5, 2014, in San Angelo. He was born in Marfa Aug. 15, 1931. He was a graduate of Marfa High School and later received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Sul Ross State University. He served in the United States Army Infantry during the Korean Conflict. He was a teacher and coach for many years in the Marfa, Sonora and Austin school districts. He was well known in Fort Davis for many years when his daughter and her husband coached and taught here and when four of his grandchildren attended schools in Fort Davis. His profession afforded him the opportunity to influence many young people in a positive way. He was a gifted and talented athlete in football, basketball and track. He excelled in these sports and later nurtured a passion for these sports in the athletes he coached. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Roman Sr. and mother, Guadalupe Bustmante Roman, his stepmother, Juanita Medina Roman, a sister, Berta Roman, and his brother, Jose (Pepe) Roman Jr. He is survived by his sisters, Lucia Roman Ortega and Lupita Roman Mendias; daughters Hallie Rey Roman Leavitt of Montrose, CO and Ruth Marie Roman McWilliams of Marfa; seven grandchildren, Teshana Lesrey Leavitt Guyton, Tyrel Leland Leavitt, Teal Rhyannon Leavitt, O'Lita Rey McWilliams Schafer, Zane Alan McWilliams, Ryan Brent McWilliams and Leah Marie McWilliams; and two great grandchildren, Archer Milo Guyton and Asher Alan McWilliams, along with numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be at the First United Methodist Church in Marfa at 11, today with a reception at the church to follow.
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