Pecos Enterprise Obituaries
Garden Funeral Home
116 W. 4th St. Pecos, Texas 79772
Obituaries are listed by date published, latest at the top.
Elidia Alvarez, 77, of Pecos, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.
She was a long time Pecos resident and a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.
Alvarez was preceded in death by one son, Guadalupe Alvarez; parents, Paz and Fermina Armendariz and sister, Elva Martinez.
Survivors include her husband, German Alvarez; two sons, Rojelio Alvarez, Orlando Alvarez of Pecos; three daughters, Corina Matta of Pecos, Imelda Brown of Odessa, Terry Alvarez of Austin; two brothers, Roberto Armendariz of Carlsbad, N.M., Raul Armendariz of Odessa; three sisters, Elvira Dominguez of Pecos, Esperanza Alvarez of El Paso, Emma Urquidi of Mt. Ida, Ark. and seven grandchildren.
Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edward “Eddie” Sanchez, 32, of Pecos, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at his residence. Mass was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 1, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with Father Gustavo Lopez officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 9, 1972, in Pecos, was a lifetime Pecos resident, a cook and a Catholic. Survivors include his parents, Albert Sanchez of Dallas, his mother, Mary Valdez Hernandez of Pecos; one brother, Isaac Sanchez of Dallas; four sisters, Yvonne V. Venegas of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Claudia Villanueva, Leslie Sanchez and Elsie Ulate of Dallas.
Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lucille Ira Meyer, 77, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in Graham.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 27, at Murray Cemetery with Pastor Gerald Peterman of Faith Lutheran Church in Graham officiating.
She was born April 28, 1927, in North Platte, Neb., to the late Willie and Erna (Hahn) Steen. She married Harold Meyer on Aug. 14, 1949, in Greenvine. She was a longtime Pecos resident, before recently moving to Graham, was a homemaker and helped in the family business, Meyer’s Electric and Cabinet Company in Pecos and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Graham.
Meyer was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Glenn Steen and William Steen and one sister, Gladys Steen.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Meyer of Graham; one daughter, Beverly Stewart of Graham; one son, Royce Meyer of Lewisville; two sisters, Katie Effenberger of Brenham, Alice Herzog of Spicewood; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the West of the Pecos Museum, 120 E. First, Pecos.
Billy Ray Box
Billy Ray Box, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2004 in Lubbock.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Fourth and Bois d’Arc Church of Christ.
The family will receive visitors Wednesday, at the Fourth and Bois d’Arc Fellowship hall. Burial will be in Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos, next to Ricky and Cory Box. Box was born Aug. 25, 1935, in Gewitt, near Borger, to J.L. and Dolly Box. He married Mary Ann James on July 21, 1953 in Hobbs, N.M.
He had lived in Pecos since January 1967. For the past two years, Bill and Mary Ann had lived in Midland while in rehabilitation, where he did extremely well.
Box attended school in Seminole, and graduated there with highest honors and as captain of the football team for four years. He attained a BA degree from East Texas State University and also attended Odessa College and UTPB. He taught Building Trades at Pecos High School. He also attended many schools and received many certificates in Locksmithing and Safe Technology. He was a locksmith for 30 years in the Pecos area, teaching safe and lock technology all over Texas and New Mexico. He was a mentor to many young men in locksmithing. Keema, his daughter, worked for 25 years in business, Bill’s Lock and Key.
He was a member of the Fourth and Bois a’Arc Church of Christ in Pecos where he taught Sunday school and ushered for many yeas, and he also attended Westside Church of Christ in Midland.
Box was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Pecos where he held many offices over the years. He was a member of and held several offices, including president, in the New Mexico Locksmith Association and was a member of the American Locksmith Association which he served as president as well as other offices. He was a friend to many and will be loved and missed by all.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary Ann Box; one daughter, Keema Shae Brookshire and husband Jack of Pecos; grandsons, Casey Ray Box of Sugarland, Billy Jack Brookshire of Pecos, granddaughter, Jenifer Brookshire of Pecos as well as several brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ricky Ray Box, grandson, Cory Alan Box and his daughter, Rene Krystal Box.
Box will lie in state at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home, 116 W. 4th in Pecos.
Basilia Hernandez Garcia, 81, of Kermit, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, in Kermit. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 130 S. Main in Kermit.
Mass is scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father John Lucido officiating. Burial will be in Kermit Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Juan Garcia, Jr. of Kermit, Jose Garcia of Austin; five daughters, Janie Hernandez of Kermit, Christina Davila and Ramona Rodriguez of Lubbock. Delores Rivas of Monahans; Mary Martinez of McCamey; one brother, George Hernandez of Kermit; one sister, Plasida Tenerio of Odessa; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit is in charge of arrangements.
Julia Olivas, 59, of Pecos, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Odessa Medical Center. Mass was held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26, at Santa Rosa Catholic Church withy Father Gustavo Lopez officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 20, 1944, in Barrancos, Chih., Mexico, was a housewife, a lifetime Pecos resident and a Catholic.
Olivas was preceded in death by one son, Federico Urias.
Survivors include her husband, Geronimo Olivas of Pecos; four sons, Humberto and Cesar Urias of Pecos, Filomeno Urias of Midland, Ezequiel Urias of Austin; five daughters, Enedina U. Prieto of Andrews, Nancy Urias of Andrews, Yolanda Urias of Austin, Juana U. Cereceres of El Paso, Heather Montoya of Clovis, N.M.; six brothers, Manuel Martinez of Hobbs, N.M., Eugenio Martinez of Artesia, N.M., Ruben Martinez of Juarez, Mexico, Octavio Martinez of Portales, N.M., Dolores Martinez of Kansas, Hector Martinez of Portales, N.M.; 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William H. “Bill” Still, 76, formerly of Abilene, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, in Canyon.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26, in Bethel Lutheran Cemetery in Ericksdahl.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the First Baptist Church in Balmorhea with Rev. Ernie Binyard officiating.
Still, a native of Abilene, Taylor County, was born to Arlice Stanford and Oliver Maxwell Still on March 2, 1928. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, lived most of his life in Abilene, was self-employed in a trenching service and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Betty Dean Still; one daughter, Glenda Still; two sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Annabel Taylor Still of Balmorhea; two daughters, Brenda Still of Abilene, Lisa Robinson of Canyon; one sister, Cora Caldwell of Abilene; nine grandchildren and nine-great-grandchildren.
Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home of Abilene was in charge of arrangements.
Services are incomplete for Edward Sanchez, 32, of Pecos, who died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004.
Peaceful Garden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Services are incomplete for Manuel Francisco Cortez, who died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in Tulare, Calif.
He was born in Marfa.
Survivors include three sisters, Rosa Ontiveros of Pecos, Hortencia Chavira of El Paso, Irene Roman of Marfa; two brothers, Pete Cortez and Ismael Juarez of Marfa; four sons and two daughters.
Dora Contreras Woodruff, 54, of Balmorhea, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at her residence.
Mass will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Christ the King Catholic Church. She was born Sept. 5, 1950, in Harlingen, was a postal carrier, had lived in Balmorhea for a long time and was a Catholic.
Woodruff was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ruby Contreras. Survivors include her husband, Ted Woodruff of Balmorhea; one son, Kevin Machuca of Balmorhea; two daughters, Katherine Sanchez of Austin, Karla Machuca of Balmorhea; three stepsons, Taylor Woodruff of Austin, Travis Woodruff of Alpine, Ryan Woodruff of Balmorhea; one stepdaughter, Jessica Woodruff of Alpine; three brothers, David Contreras of Odessa, Richard Contreras of Balmorhea, Ruben Contreras of Pecos; three sisters, Lucy Rodriguez of Pecos, Eva Portillo and Ruby Briceno of Balmorhea and three grandchildren.
Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gilbert T. Rico, 40, of Balmorhea, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at San Angelo Community Medical Center in San Angelo.
Mass was held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Christ the King Catholic Church with Father Manuel Munoz officiating. Burial will be in Balmorhea Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 9, 1964, in Albuquerque, N.M., was a carpenter, a longtime Pecos resident and a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Melissa G. Rico of Balmorhea; his parents, Frank Sr. and Juana Rico of Barstow; three daughters, Tabatha Rae, Ashley Danielle and Markissa Ellen Campos of Balmorhea; three brothers, Frank Rico Jr. of El Paso, Mariano Rico of Pecos, Raymond Rico of San Angelo; two sisters, Peggy Rubio of Pecos and Nancy Contreras of San Angelo.
Peaceful Garden Funeral Home of Pecos is in charge of arrangements.
Sylvia Marilyn Sadler, 51, died this morning, Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at her home in Pecos, after a long battle with cancer. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, in Santa Rosa Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 25, 1953, in Pecos. She taught school in Pearsall, San Antonio and Compton, Calif., before returning to Pecos in 1987 to teach first grade and kindergarten, continuing a long tradition. Her parents, Sidney and Billie Sadler, began teaching in the Pecos school system in 1949, and her brother, Michael Sadler, also taught in Pecos. Miss Sadler was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church, a member of the Catholic Daughters, Regiant for two years, a Eucharistic Minister and Lecter; a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was director of the West Texas Communities RCIA Program. Survivors include her mother, Billie Sample Sadler; two brothers, Cecil Sadler of Austin and Michael Sadler of Midland and one sister, Cynthia Wilson of Houston. Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rodolfo M. Brito, 80, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 5, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center following a long illness.
Mass will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at Our lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Barstow, with Rev. Manuel Munoz, officiating. Burial will be in Barstow Cemetery. He was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Ruidosa, to Jorge and Josefa Brito. He had lived in Big Spring for 30 years, coming from Odessa. He retired from the Texas and Pacific Railroad and was a Catholic. Survivors include three sons, Robert Brito of Odessa, Miguel and Richard Brito of Big Spring; two daughters, Maria Rojas and Gloria Brito, of Big Spring; one sister, Lola Carrasco of Pecos; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Myers and Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marilyn “Nana” Covington, 57, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at her residence.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. She was born Jan. 25, 1947, in Pecos, married Ted Covington on Jan. 22, 1966, was raised in Pecos and graduated from Pecos High School in 1965. She went to Big Spring in 1966 and was a homemaker.
Covington was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Adam Wayne Covington. Survivors include her husband, Ted Covington of Big Spring; two daughters, Connie Jo Campos and Judy Newton of Big Spring; one son, Mitch Covington of Big Spring; one sister, Brenda Darden of Odessa; six grandchildren and one nephew.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the National Psoriasis Foundation, 6600 S. W. 92nd Ave., Suite 300, Portland, Ore. 97223-7195 or Home Hospice, 111 E. 7th St., Suite A, Big Spring, Tx. 79720.