Obituaries

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13
Feb
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Charles Emil Pechacek

Charles Emil Pechacek

SAN ANGELO - Charles Emil Pechacek, born Sept. 12, 1941, of San Angelo died Feb. 10, 2020, in his home. He graduated from Norton High school. After graduation he moved to St. Lawrence where he worked as a water well driller. In November of 1961, he married his childhood sweetheart, the love of his life, Marie Niehues of Norton.

He farmed for 55 years in the St. Lawrence community, before retiring to San Angelo in 2014. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He loved to play dominoes, roll dice, raise Berkshire pigs, and gamble in Wendover. To many friends he was known as "Charlie P", and to his grandchildren "Pappy".

He is preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Dora Pechacek, sister Laverne and husband Pat Hall.

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06
Feb
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Darlene (Bristow) Caffey

STANTON - Darlene (Bristow) Caffey, 82 of Stanton, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 2020, at her home. She was born on Apr. 12, 1937, at her parents home in Fisher County, to J.V. and Thelma Bristow. She was a graduate of Ackerly High School.

She married Woodie Caffey of Knott on Feb. 20, 1955, in Ackerly. They lived in Stanton from 1956 to 1969 before moving to Alpine to pursue college degrees at Sul Ross University. She earned a business degree and became a business and typing teacher, teaching at several schools in Texas and Oklahoma. After retiring at the age of 70, she and Woodie moved back to Stanton.

She was preceded in death by her parents J.V. and Thelma Bristow; a brother, Wayne Bristow; and a half-brother, Elmer Six.

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30
Jan
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Jesse Jerome Tryon

MIDLAND - Jesse Jerome Tryon, Jr., 18, of Midland, died Jan. 25, 2020 in Odessa. A Wake service will be on Jan. 31, at 7 pm at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland. Funeral service will be Feb. 1, at 11 am at True-Lite Christian Fellowship with burial to follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

He was full of life. He had a smile that would light up even the brightest room. He loved his music and was a rapper to the core. He swore he was going to be the next NBA Youngboy.

He loved his family and would do anything for them. One of his favorite things to do was beat up his siblings and little cousins. His sense of humor was one of a kind and he left us with that sense of humor in his son, Jordan. He always dressed to impress and if you were ever wondering where he was, just find the nearest mirror or look for him as his granny would say “back there in a weed coma.”

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30
Jan
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Denver Blanscett, Sr.

SMYER - Denver “DG” Blanscett, Sr., 87, of Smyer, died Jan. 12, 2020. He was born in Stanton on Aug. 1, 1932.

He graduated from Midland High and received an Associate’s Degree from Midland College. He was married to Wanda June Teague on Apr. 6, 1956.

He owned his own construction company for 43 years, he also built and owned West Side Mobile Home Park in Smyer with his wife Wanda.

He was a member of the South Plains Church in Levelland, and had a passion for Church, Family, and Fishing. He served in the Navy during the Korean War on the USS Everglades (AD 24). He served as a fireman and also a member of a 40mm gun crew.

He was very dedicated to his church and loved the Lord. He would never pass up a fishing trip with his son and grandkids. He came from a large family of six brothers and seven sisters. Family was very important to him. He was a great story teller to his children and grandchildren.

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30
Jan
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Tonya McAlpin Artzer

ODESSA - Tonya McAlpin Artzer died suddenly in her sleep at her apartment in Odessa, on Dec. 9, 2019. She was 55 years old.

Born in Abilene, on Oct. 3, 1964, She grew up with her mother, father, and brother in Spur. When her father, Jerry Don McAlpin, died in 1982 when she was just a teenager, she was devastated by the loss of someone that supported her in everything she did. She had a big responsibility to take care of her little brother and mother, all while dealing with the huge loss herself.

She took pride in her small hometown of Spur and could always recall a great story of her youth and had many memories of the dear friends she had made there. For college, she attended McMurry University in Abilene as an English major, with aspirations to write for Texas Monthly magazine.

Thu
30
Jan
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Joyce Booe

MISSOURI CITY - Joyce Booe, 81, of Missouri City, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Graveside funeral services will be at 2 pm Feb., 2, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Feb. 1 at Ajuua's Restaurant 3205 W. Cuthbert Ave. Midland.

She was born Apr. 16, 1938, in Oklahoma and married Alvin Ray Booe in Seminole. He preceded her in death.

She was a loving mother and grandmother, who never met a stranger. She was the type of person who would welcome people into her life with open arms, and treat them like family. She was a giving person who would take time to help do, and provide for others without question, hesitation, or expectation.

Survivors include one son, Ritchie Booe Sr. of Stafford, Mariah Booe of Missouri City, and Ritchie Booe Jr., of Missouri City.

She was preceded in death by her son, Allen H. Booe

Thu
23
Jan
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Vida Angel Pinkston

Vida Angel Pinkston

TYLER - Vida Angel Pinkston was born Dec. 3, 1924 in Courtney, and died on Jan. 13, 2020, in Tyler. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star. She taught Sunday School and was a member of the WMU.

She went on many mission trips with her church family in Stanton. She taught VBS for missionary children and helped build and refurbish foreign churches. She loved her Lord.

She graduated Salutatorian of Courtney High School in 1941 and ended her working career as a Senior Auditor for Texas Utilities.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Almond and Alice Angel; her sisters, Loreta McReynolds and Billie Pinkerton; and the love of her life, husband Bill N. Pinkston.

Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Suberbielle and son-in-law, Jay, and Janis Poindexter; son Pat Pinkston and daughter-in-law, Carol; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and first cousins.

Thu
23
Jan
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Apolonio (Polo) Mendez III

Apolonio (Polo) Mendez III

STANTON - Apolonio (Polo) Mendez III, 54, died Jan. 14, 2020, in a Lubbock hospital. He spent two months at the University Medical Center Burn Unit, and another two months at Covenant Specialty Hospital after suffering electrical burns.

Viewing and family visitation was Jan. 17, from at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home in Stanton.

Funeral services were conducted on Jan. 18, at the Stanton High School Auditorium. Interment followed immediately after at Evergreen Cemetery in Martin County.

Thu
16
Jan
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Thomas Benavides Sanchez Sr.

Thomas Benavides Sanchez Sr

MIDLAND - Thomas (Tommy) Benavides Sanchez Sr, 60, of Midland, died Jan. 11, 2020, surrounded by loved ones.

He was born on June 2, 1959, to Paubla and Pablo Sanchez in Stanton. He became a lifelong resident of Midland.

He married Irene Reyes on Mar. 28, 1980, and was married for 40 blessed years. He worked as a maintenance man at Hogan Park for 16 years. Not only was this his job but also, a hobby as golf was his favorite thing to do.

He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church where he attended. He was a family man, he loved music, was good-hearted, and he never met a stranger. He always had words of faith and wisdom to spread to anyone who needed some words of advice or encouragement.

Helping others brought him so much joy and comfort and for this reason he was known as the “neighborhood father” to so many in the Midland community.

Thu
16
Jan
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Cipriana Lucio

Cipriana Lucio

STANTON - Cipriana Lucio died Jan. 9, 2020, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 26, 1937, in Sinton.

She resided in Spur, from 1964 to 1977. In 1978 she moved to Stanton and lived there for 43 years.

She was a member of Guadalupanas and an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She loved being around her grandchildren and family. She also loved doing needle work, embroidering, cooking, and listening to music, she will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

Visitation and Rosary was at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home on Jan. 10, Funeral Mass was Jan. 11, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Luz Lucio Sr.; son, Ramiro Lucio; and grandson, Thomas Samuel Alexander.

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