Our Obituaries

James W. Russell

January 10, 1948 - January 27, 2018


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Carol Jean KOSS

November 3, 1943 - January 24, 2018


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Glenn Arlyn Zimmerman

August 24, 1950 - January 20, 2018

Glenn Arlyn Zimmerman, 67, was not born in El Paso, but made his home here for 46 years. He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, diligent former El Paso police officer, giving teacher, and devoted social worker at Beaumont Hospital, a job for which he never tired and which never ceased to get him out of bed, and always recognizable in his felt hat and boots and love for the Pittsburgh Steelers...
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David C. Gallegos

December 4, 1938 - January 19, 2018

On January 19, 2018 David Gallegos drifted off into heaven from the arms of his loving wife of 55 years Gloria Gallegos to the arms of our loving Lord. David was born in Canutillo, Texas on December 4, 1938 to Miguel and Venancia Gallegos. He attended El Paso High School and served in the Army. He married the "love of his life" on March 17, 1962 They moved to California where he retired...
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Ruth Lasky Oppenheim

November 17, 1923 - January 18, 2018

Ruth Lasky Oppenheim, 94, passed away on January 18, 2018. Shelived the previous 62 years in El Paso, Texas. How she got here is aclassic, American story. Her ancestors came from one of thoseimpoverished countries in Central Eastern Europe where life was hard. Hergrandparents were teenagers whose families put them on a boat to thenew world-not knowing if they would see one another again. These...
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William Haddad

May 6, 1946 - January 17, 2018

William (Billy) Haddad, 71, passed away 1/17/2018. Billy enjoyed a good game of golf, time with his friends and family. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sharon; Children - Kim Haddad (Mark Galvan), Jason Haddad (Amy); Grandchildren - Ashley Haddad Fehr, Isabella Galvan and Alysha Haddad; Brothers - Sam, Johnny and Mickey Haddad. Beloved nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by his...
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William Merle Dearen

January 30, 1948 - January 15, 2018


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Jo Margaret Butler

December 30, 1922 - January 14, 2018

Jo Margaret Busch Thomas Butler was born December 30, 1922 in Eugene, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri and then married Merle D. Thomas December 22, 1943 while Merle was a student at Northwestern Medical School. They settled in El Paso in 1951 with their young family where Jo continued her studies at the University of Texas at El Paso where she earned her Master's Degrees in...
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Aaron Rene Ordoñez

September 29, 1996 - January 13, 2018

On January 13, 2018, our beloved Aaron Rene Ordoñez entered into the ever-lasting peace of God's Grace at the very young age of 21. Aaron was a graduate of Coronado High School and passed away on the eve of his return to Texas Tech University to complete his education. As an avid Formula One racecar fan, a black belt in martial arts, and an automobile restoration enthusiast, Aaron was a person of...
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Alicia Muñoz

June 11, 1950 - January 13, 2018

ALICIA (ALICE) MUÑOZMost kind and Christian Alice went to join Lord Jesus, January 13, 2018. She passed away appearing very peaceful. Surely she sensed the arms of Christ awaiting her upon arriving in Heaven. Tears of great sorrow and great loss filled her husband's eyes as she left. Her loving brothers and sister and loving relatives were also present by her side during her last moments before...
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Sally Faulk Lauthers

December 29, 1932 - January 12, 2018


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Hallard L. Foester

August 23, 1922 - January 11, 2018

Hallard L. Foester beloved father and uncle passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. He lived most of his life in El Paso and Mexico City. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Diane K. Foester. He is survived by his three daughters and his nieces and nephews. A rosary will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Queen of Peace...
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Richard Spencer

January 3, 1960 - January 10, 2018

Richard Spencer 58 passed away on January 10, 2017. He was a successful business man who resided in Arlington, TX but was born and raised in El Paso. He was a graduate of Austin High School in 1978 and graduated with a business degree from McMurry University in 1982. Richard played college football, loved to golf, and have a beer with family and friends. He had a tremendous gift for making...
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Herta A. Roach

May 14, 1929 - January 10, 2018


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Everardo Medina Medina

November 10, 1920 - January 8, 2018

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Virginia Barrington Dean

December 7, 1929 - January 8, 2018

Virginia Barrington Dean passed away peacefully on January 8, 2018 at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Dean Sr. her beloved grandparents: Travis and Fannie, her parents: Irvin and Fay and her brother, Irvin (Carol). She will be dearly missed by her three sons; Clinton Jr. (Karon) of El Paso, Michael (Lorna) of Ft. Worth and Robert (Beverly) of San Antonio. She...
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Eula Mae Kraus

July 26, 1922 - January 7, 2018


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James W. Cutler

May 5, 1931 - January 5, 2018

James Warren Cutler Sr. passed away at his home in El Paso on January 5 at age 86. James retired from the US Postal Service, Army Veteran, loving husband, caring father, and a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church. James is survived by his loving wife Bertha of 59 years, three surviving sons James Jr., Roger, Michael and their spouses with one grandchild Candace. Visitation 5pm - 9pm,...
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Jill Renee Hunt

December 21, 1973 - January 4, 2018

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Lillie Ruth McMillen

November 14, 1922 - January 3, 2018

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Claude Harding Christensen

February 15, 1931 - January 2, 2018

Claude Harding Christensen (1931-2018)Claude "Chris" Christensen, a dedicated and loving family man, passed away in El Paso, Texas on January 2, 2018 where family and friends had gathered for his final days. He was born February 15, 1931 in Ishpeming, Michigan to Charles Alexander Christensen and Tirzah Loretta Rowe, and spent a wonderful childhood in Champion, Michigan among the natural beauty...
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Raul Ramos

August 29, 1962 - January 1, 2018

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Irma Margarita Soto

July 20, 1924 - December 31, 2017

Irma Margarita Alcala Soto, also known as Mima Grande, passed away on December 31, 2017 at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by husband Roberto Soto, father Manuel Alcala, mother Margarita Jaquez de Alcala, sister Irene and brothers Rene and Manuel.Irma was born in Juarez on July 20, 1924 and was a resident of El Paso since 1963. As a young widow, she saw to the care and education of her...
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William Gottfried

June 29, 1923 - December 30, 2017

William Gottfried passed away on Saturday 12/30/2017, at the age of 94. He was born and raised in New Jersey, before moving to El Paso in 1976. William, a WWII U.S. Air Force Veteran, flew 38 missions over Japan and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. Survived by his wife, Blanca Gottfried; three children, Gary Gottfried (Martha), Arnie Gottfried (Joan), and Lesley St. Laurent; eleven...
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Elizabeth Anne Lane

November 8, 1940 - December 30, 2017

After a long and courageous battle with illness, Elizabeth Anne Lane passed away peacefully on December 30, 2017. Her infectious smile will be missed but her spirit will live on. She is preceded in death by her husband Elijah Charles Lane.She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Fischer (Mark), Robin Lane, Regina Dunn (Scott), grandchildren; Brandon Fischer, Jacqueline Dunn, Kevin Dunn, Lauren...
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Fernie Garcia

January 7, 1981 - December 27, 2017

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Barbara J. Finger

February 19, 1950 - December 26, 2017

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Daphne Duncan

January 19, 1952 - December 26, 2017

In loving memory of Daphne Russell Duncan of El Paso, TX whom left us on December 26th 2017.She was a person of great kindness, compassion and love for all living things. Her greatest pleasure was nurturing and giving affection to those she loved. Daphne's kindness and love will forever be remembered, felt and honored by her family and those who knew her. Her parents Genevieve and Elmer Russell...
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Ethel Mae Summers

March 1, 1925 - December 25, 2017

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Alfredo Arras Quintana

January 19, 1929 - December 22, 2017

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Ralph F. Kirby

March 13, 1931 - December 21, 2017

Ralph Franklin Kirby passed away in El Paso, Texas on December 21, 2017 at the age of 86 years. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 13, 1931, where he lived until the age of 12 when his family moved to Dallas, Texas. He often reminisced about his childhood summers on Lake Michigan in Racine, Wisconsin. In his youth, he held many odd jobs, including as a Western Union delivery boy. After...
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Lygia Isabel Vanegas

November 19, 1912 - December 20, 2017

Lygia Isabel Vanegas, was peacefully welcomed into heaven surrounded by herfamily on the evening of December 20, 2017 at the impressive age of 105.Doña Lygia was born in Cali, Colombia to Maria Luisa and Juan Bautista Muñoz
on November 19, 1912, the youngest of three sisters. She married Francisco LuisVanegas (Don Luis), the love of her life, and was blessed with two wonderfulchildren, Jaime...
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Guillermo Soto

April 29, 1928 - December 19, 2017

Guillermo Soto, loving husband, father and grandfather, born on April 29, 1928 passed away peacefully December 19, 2017 surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Adolfo and Altagracia Soto; brother Adolfo Jr. and sister Raquel. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Margarita; daughters Rosie (Andy), Christina, and Patsy; grandchildren Lisette, Gabriel, Adam and...
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Maria Elena Martinez

December 22, 1923 - December 17, 2017

Maria Elena Martinez ("Sunshine"), loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away at home on December 17, 2017. She was born on December 22, 1923 and was a life-long resident of El Paso, Texas. Throughout her entire life, Maria Elena embodied a profound love and dedication to the Catholic Church, family and friends. Her devotion to the Catholic Church began at an early age and was...
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Craig Michael Hoss

February 25, 1968 - December 11, 2017

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Michael Fushille

October 26, 1923 - December 10, 2017

MICHAEL FUSHILLE, MD died peacefully at home on December 10, 2017at the age of 94. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and FrankFushille and brother, John. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Isabel,and his seven children, Marisa, Mike, Jaime (Jamie), Margo, Celia (Chris),Frank (aka Panch) and Paul (Jackie) and ten grandchildren, Masha(Jarod), Luke, Ben, Matthew, Catherine, Gianna,...
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Chloe P. Roseberg

February 9, 1926 - December 7, 2017

Chloe Rosenberg returned home to her Lord on December 7, 2017 at the young age of 91. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, February 9, 1926, to her parents Chloe Maria Schutte and Carl Edward Schutte. Chloe was preceded in death by her parents, as well as, her brother, Carl Schutte, Jr, son Larry A. Bracher, grandson Christopher Andrew Bracher, and her step-son Michael Karl. She is survived by...
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Jose Luis Ureña

October 25, 1950 - December 1, 2017

Jose Luis Ureña, born to Eufracia Arras and Jose Jesus in El Paso Texas on October 25, 1950, has passed with his family at his side on December 1, 2017. He was a loving husband to Teresita and father to Cristobal Arras and Erica Rebecca who survive him. Jose Luis grew up in central El Paso with his parents and three brothers after his family moved from Mexico. Growing up he was a fast track...
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Donald Wayne Orey

November 21, 1946 - November 26, 2017

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Simon H. Saavedra

February 18, 1932 - November 24, 2017

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David Eugene Kathary

January 26, 1935 - November 22, 2017

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Henry Thomas Ingle

September 22, 1943 - November 20, 2017

Henry was born to Rudolph and Lily Ingle in September of 1943 in El Paso, Texas. Henry Ingle passed away on November 20, 2017, at the age of 73 years. A native of El Paso, Texas he completed his undergraduate studies at UTEP with a degree in Communications. He completed his Master's Degree at Syracuse University and his PhD from Stanford University in Northern California. Henry spent his...
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Elena Clara Konig

February 16, 1946 - November 20, 2017

Elena Clara Konig passed away 11/20/17. She was a dedicated and beloved mother, grandmother, and Aishet Chayil to Mirta Polotski (Doni) and Racheli, Yaakov and Leiby. Also, sister-in-law, Sylvia Svarzbein and nephews, Peter and Jonathan Svarzbein (Jacki). She was predeceased by parents Jacobo & Rosita Svarzbein and brother, Dr. Leonardo Svarzbein. She was born & raised in Cordoba, Argentina...
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Miriam Hope GOLDFARB

December 22, 1927 - November 17, 2017

Miriam Kahn Goldfarb (Mimi) died peacefully on November 17, 2017. Mimi was born in El Paso, Texas on December 22, 1927 to Ida and Simon Kahn. She was a proud graduate of Dudley Elementary and El Paso High School, where she excelled in her lifelong passion of tennis. Mimi then proceeded to earn her B.A. degree in History at the University of Texas at Austin. After taking some graduate courses...
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Elsa Dolores MALDONADO

October 12, 1956 - November 15, 2017

Elsa D. Maldonado (Loustaunau), 61, a women of God and faith; with a special devotion to Our Blessed Mother, was wrapped in the mantle of Our Lady; who accompanied Elsa to her Son, who then said, "Welcome home my good and faithful daughter". Her transition began during the hour of the Divine Mercy, on November 15, 2017; while surrounded by her husband and children. Born in El Paso on October...
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Irene C. Casas

July 16, 1953 - November 15, 2017

Irene Carmen Casas, 64, peacefully passed Nov. 15, 2017. A graduate of Coronado HS and an executive assistant at UTEP for over 35 years, her passion for UTEP athletics was eclipsed only by her love for travel and dedication to family. Survivors are son Michael and wife Ursula, mother Alicia Gonzalez, Brother Manuel Gonzalez III, grandchildren Clara, Madeline, Olivia, Michael and Benjamin. She...
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William Gleeson Driscoll

September 16, 1940 - November 12, 2017

Bill was born in New York City on September 16, 1940 to William and Harriett Driscoll. He grew up in Bronxville, Westchester County, and attended Fordham University, New York, where he majored in Corporate Finance, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1962. Bill was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army upon graduation and was stationed in Korea on the DMZ as Hqts. Company Commander for...
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Harold Spores

June 9, 1921 - November 12, 2017

Harold Wessley Spores June 9, 1921 November 12, 2017 Harold Wessley Spores, 96, passed away on November 12, 2017. He was born on June 9, 1921, in Malden, Washington. He was the only child of his parents, Claude Ernest Spores and Evelyn Ione...
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John Cutler Hecht

October 14, 1965 - November 10, 2017

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Maria L. Provencio

June 21, 1926 - November 8, 2017

Maria Luisa "Baby" Provencio was born on June 21, 1926 to Leonardo Samaniego and Carmen Sievers Samaniego of El Paso, Texas. One of ten siblings, Baby spent her early years in Sunset Heights and Villa Ahumada, Chihuahua. Returning to El Paso as a teenager, Baby crossed paths with a handsome military officer home on leave and went on to marry Juan J. Provencio shortly after. Parents to eight...
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Alexander Gonzalez

July 7, 1970 - November 6, 2017

Alexander "Alex" González was born in El Paso, Texas on July 7, 1970. On November 6, 2017 Alex was called to our Lord and to be with his mom in heaven.Alex is survived by his father Efren González, his twin brother Andrew "Andy" González, his youngest brother Efren González Jr., his sister in law Gabriela B. González, his nephews Sebastian and Jacob, his grandparents Manuel and Cruz González and...
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Frederick William Werner II

October 17, 1932 - November 4, 2017

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Samuel Ramos

September 1, 1995 - November 2, 2017

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Harvey Lee Wells

December 8, 1941 - November 1, 2017

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Bertha W. Corona

June 2, 1923 - October 31, 2017

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Clarice S. Tappan

November 7, 1920 - October 28, 2017

Clarice Marie Sherwood Tappan November 7, 1920 - October 28, 2017. Our precious little Mother and Mamaw was swept away on the wings of angels with a peaceful look upon her face, October 28, 2017. Her forever sweetheart and dear family welcomed her into God's Promised Land. Her precious Lord and Savior and Holy Mother greeted her, and the heavenly hosts proclaimed, "Hallelujah"! United with...
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Fatima Alvidrez Devos

October 28, 2017 - October 28, 2017

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Laurice Ayoub

July 12, 1937 - October 27, 2017

Laurice Matar Ayoub, 80, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on October 27, 2017.Laurice was born in Kafaracca Koura, Lebanon to Rakib Matar and Salwa Assaf Matar on July 12, 1937. She immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 16, married Ferris "Frank" Ayoub, and had three children. While a devoted mother, Laurice became a self-taught successful Real Estate agent, eventually building her own portfolio of...
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Jackie W. Barron

January 20, 1930 - October 25, 2017

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Lula Marie Boyd

November 28, 1934 - October 23, 2017

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Luis Velasquez Rubio

July 31, 1969 - October 16, 2017

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Isabel Frances Grundy

May 9, 1933 - October 11, 2017

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Ann Feldman

August 27, 1921 - October 11, 2017

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Colin Robertson Doane

July 30, 1933 - October 9, 2017

Colin Robertson Doane was born on July 30, 1933 in Reading, PA, the only child of Francis H and Eleanor F (Kamenoff) Doane. He grew up in Sherman, CT, except for the years of World War II, when he lived in Jackson, MS, Bel Aire MD, Asheville, NC and Seattle, WA. In 1955, he graduated from Harvard University with an AB degree in Romance Languages. As a result of pursuing the ROTC option at...
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Alberto Marrero

February 7, 1959 - October 9, 2017

Alberto Marrero, age 58, went to be with our Lord in Heaven on October 9, 2017. Originally from Havana, Cuba, he was resident of El Paso for 39 years. He always answered God's calls promptly and fully. He was a happy, wise, caring and devoted husband and father. Since he was a little kid, he had a fascination with cars. He could fix just about anything that came across his path whether it...
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James Nolan Schmidt

August 21, 1970 - October 4, 2017

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Abraham Goldberg

March 14, 1922 - October 3, 2017

He liked the saying "All that Glitters Isn't Gold,"He was a sprightly, young 95, which isn't THAT old.Tomatoes and root beer were the secret, he claims,He even still remembered all his teachers' names.He was a sports almanac, played golf every Friday,And, like Sinatra, he said, "I did it my way."In our town of El Paso, he had a status of fame,And when it came to golf, "It's only a game."He loved...
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Mildred Anne Froemel

March 10, 1921 - October 2, 2017

Mildred A. Froemel, 96 years old, passed away on October 2, 2017. She was born in Corinth, New York on March 10, 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Froemel and daughter Jeanie Peinado. She is survived by her children Kathryn Engebos, Mary Ellen Osborne, Fred Froemel and spouse Carmen Julieta; grandchildren David Engebos and spouse Lindsey, Mary Engebos, Peter Engebos,...
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Rachel Beth Leon

August 29, 1972 - September 29, 2017

Rachel Beth Leon passed away suddenly on Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Rachel was the beloved daughter of Sharon and Rabbi Stephen Leon, the loving sister of Shoshana and Rebekah and her husband David, and the incredibly devoted aunt of Daniel, Jordyn and Emme. Rachel was a beautiful soul who touched the lives of many people. She was an outstanding nanny to Ryan and Sophie...
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Oscar Dominguez

January 19, 1936 - September 29, 2017

OSCAR DOMINGUEZ SR. 81, Our beloved husband, father and grandfather was called home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, September 29, 2017. Oscar was born in El Paso, Texas on January 19, 1936. He was married to Eusebia Dominguez for 62 years and was a successful businessman and proud owner of Oscar's Auto Parts where he was a mechanic for over 40 years. Oscar was a devout Christian who...
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William Lee Hand,

January 23, 1937 - September 27, 2017

Dr. William "Lee" Hand was an accomplished man. He was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, veteran, professor, and healer. He loved his family and friends, his church, teaching medicine, trips to the beach and a glass of good Scotch.Born January 23, 1937 in Cartersville, Georgia, Lee was the son of the late Mary Holt and Reverend Jack G. Hand. His early years were spent in the...
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William Joseph Leahey

May 2, 1934 - September 27, 2017

Retired University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) mathematics professor, William (Bill) Joseph Leahey died of cancer September 27, peacefully at his home in El Paso with his family. He was 83 years old. The second of three children, Bill was born May 2, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York to Joseph and Alice (Fitzgerald) Leahey. He spent his childhood on Staten Island. Bill received his PhD in mathematics...
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Perry Segura

September 11, 1951 - September 26, 2017

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Larry Harvey Schwartz

July 29, 1938 - September 25, 2017

Born July 29, 1938 in Chattanooga, TN, he was the son of the late Samuel and Rose Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz attended City High School in Chattanooga, TN, and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1960 and the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1963. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps and practiced law in El Paso, Texas at the...
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Santiago Cunningham

January 24, 1939 - September 25, 2017

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Evelyn Louise Crouse

March 6, 1916 - September 19, 2017

Evelyn Louise Crouse passed away peacefully in El Paso on September 19, 2017 at the age of 101. She was born in the small town of Lehigh, Iowa on March 4, 1916. Evelyn spent her formative years in Lehigh and married her high school sweetheart, Keith Franklin Crouse, on June 17, 1937. Keith joined the army in 1942. Their first son, Steven Keith Crouse, was born on December 1, 1942. Their second...
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Burton Cohen

March 12, 1949 - September 17, 2017

Burton CohenMarch 12, 1949 - September 17, 2017 Burton Cohen was a good man. He was a man who lived ethically and who knew intuitively what was the right thing to do, and he did it. He loved his family and his friends and all who knew him loved him back for his loyalty, kindness, wisdom, unmatched sense of humor, and his big heart. He was funny from morning to night, and he always knew the right...
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Doris Ware Johnson

September 8, 1929 - September 12, 2017

Doris Virginia Ware Johnson, age 88, died from complications associated with heart disease and dementia at 10:20 a.m. on September 12, 2017, at the Center for Compassionate Care West in El Paso, Texas. She is survived by her daughter, Kyle Johnson Moore (Jacen) of El Paso, Texas, and son, Derek Johnson (Taffy) of Seattle, Washington, nieces Dory Henderson (Rick), Kathy Bryson (Joe), nephew Donald...
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Ralph Sam Yturralde

September 7, 1941 - September 8, 2017

Ralph Sam Yturralde passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on September 8, 2017. He was an outstanding husband and father. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.Ralph was always a dreamer with no limitations on what he could accomplish. He set goals and would always find a way to reach them in spite of any obstacles. While at Jefferson High, his natural talents...
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Janice E. Sumrall

January 15, 1943 - September 4, 2017

Jan Sumrall passed away on September 4, 2017 at the age of 74 in El Paso, Texas. She was born on January 15, 1943 in Akron, Ohio. Jan lived in many places in the US and Great Britain. Most recently, Jan served 8 years on the El Paso City Council as the Westside Representative. She loved to cook and volunteer, giving her time and effort to those in need. She organized and participated in...
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Ricardo Vasquez Almanza

September 12, 1964 - September 1, 2017

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Charles W. Cooper

April 8, 1923 - September 1, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of C. W. Cooper announces that Charles "Chuck" Cooper, husband, father and brother, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 years on Friday, September 1, 2017. He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Lily (nee Rey), his three children, Dona, Charlie and Connie Cooper from his first marriage to Betty (nee Cragen) who died in 1978, his sister Dorothy...
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Billijo Porter

April 18, 1939 - August 31, 2017

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Leopoldo Carlos

November 1, 1949 - August 28, 2017

Leopoldo Carlos passed away, Monday, August 28, 2017. He grew up in Buena Vista, served in the Navy, and worked at ASARCO. Leopoldo was a strong-willed, loving, and loyal, a man of faith. He was a personable man full of knowledge and humor. Leopoldo is preceded in death by his parents Rogelio and Guadalupe Carlos, his brothers Rogelio Jr., Reinaldo, and Javier Carlos. Leopoldo is survived by...
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Phillip Azar

February 25, 1926 - August 26, 2017

Phillip Azar, Sr., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at the age of 91. He is now in his eternal home, after a valiant fight with Parkinson's. Phil was a native El Pasoan from a long time El Paso family. He was born February 25, 1926 to Shibley and Emmaline Abdou Azar. He was a graduate of Austin High School, and attended Texas College of Mines, now...
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Aviva Kotkowsky

December 7, 1929 - August 24, 2017

Aviva Kotkowski née Leibovitch, 87, passed away peacefully in her home last night on August 24, 2017. She was born December 7, 1929 in Tel Aviv, in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine - now Israel - to Joseph Chaim Leibovitch and Sonya Weiser, Jewish pioneers fleeing Anti-Semitism in Russia. She reached military age during the Israeli War of Independence in 1948 where she served...
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Anne Schuster Wade

October 28, 1933 - August 17, 2017

Anne Schuster Wade passed away on August 17, 2017. She had waged a courageous battlewith cancer for many years. Anne was born in New Orleans on October 28, 1933 to Frank L. and Julia Schuster Clark. She was the granddaughter of El Paso pioneers, Bernard and EmilieAngerstein Schuster. Anne graduated from Austin High School and attended Texas StateWomen's College.She lived a full life, always...
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Carl Lenard DeKoatz

January 22, 1930 - August 14, 2017

Carl Lenard DeKoatzCarl Lenard DeKoatz was born in Chicago, IL, on January 22, 1930, to Herman and Clothilde DeKoatz. He grew up in Chicago, and served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1956. He graduated from the Army Ranger course in Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1952. After his honorable discharge, Carl went to work in the meat industry, which brought him to El Paso in 1974. Over the years he was...
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Carolyn Jenkins Houston

October 4, 1928 - August 13, 2017

Carolyn Jenkins Houston, 88 years young, of El Paso Texas, passed away on August 13, 2017.The funeral service will be held at 6:00 PM Friday September 1 at Martin West Funeral Home Chapel. Joe Urrutia Hospice Chaplin will be officiating. Reception to be held following the service at her Granddaughter's home. Burial will follow the funeral at the Ebenezer Cemetery in Jacksonville, Illinois at a...
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Samantha Ruth Sperbeck

December 3, 1971 - August 13, 2017

SperbeckSamantha Ruth SperbeckPassed away Sunday, August, 13, 2017 Age 45Resident of El Paso, TexasSamantha was a very kind, thoughtful, and social person. Those who were lucky enough to know her would say she was artistic, a great gift giver, and a lover of animals (especially her two cats, Tigger and Blue). As an aunt, she loved to play board games with her niece and nephew and was always there...
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Alice Royer Malooly

February 2, 1939 - August 10, 2017

MaloolyAlice Royer Malooly passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 10, 2017. She was born in Hickman, Kentucky on February 2, 1939. She was preceded in death by her parents Ancil "Skip" and Mary Bradley Royer and siblings Martha Webb, Pauline Gaskins, Virginia Dotson, Barbara Davidson, Doris Phillips, Lou Badger and John Henry "Buddy" Royer.Alice is survived by her loving and devoted husband...
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Philip Nathan Himelstein

September 25, 1923 - August 9, 2017

HimelsteinPhilip Himelstein, 93 years old, passed away August 9, 2017. Philip was a clinical psychologistand a professor of psychology at the University of Texas at El Paso. He was born in the Bronx,NY in 1923 and graduated from James Monroe High School. After graduation, he enlisted inthe Army Air Corps and served in the European Theater in the 93rd Bomb Group. After WorldWar II ended he earned...
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Allene Elizabeth Ford

September 21, 1921 - August 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Martin Funeral Home, El Paso, TX.
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Julio C. Hernandez

April 12, 1960 - August 5, 2017

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Jon H. Buscemi

April 11, 1940 - July 29, 2017

BuscemiDr. Jon H. Buscemi passed away on Saturday July 29, 2017 at the age of 77. He was a 1958 Graduate of Burgess High School, and went on to graduate from New Mexico State University in 1962. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School Of Medicine in 1968. Dr. Buscemi then served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps specializing in Neurology, and retired as a Colonel in 1992. He spent his...
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Alice Janet Geno

September 29, 1932 - July 28, 2017

Alice Janet Geno died July 28, 2017, age 84. Resident of El Paso, Tx. Graduate of El Paso High and Texas Western College. Survivors: Husband of 63 years George Geno Sr., sons George Geno Jr., Edward Geno and Brian Geno, Sisters Marian Ensor and Julie Garcia and their families with 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents Julian and Elenor Hegstad. Visitation...
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Robert Howard Schmidt

May 2, 1940 - July 26, 2017

SchmidtRobert Howard Schmidt, Jr., Ph.D., passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. He was 77 years old. He was a longtime resident and supporter of El Paso, Texas. Robert moved to El Paso in 1969, where he taught Physical Geography at UT-El Paso for 31 years. Upon his retirement, he earned the honor of Professor Emeritus.He had a passion for the desert, research, adventure, and traveling the...
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Frank W. Gorman

June 20, 1924 - July 25, 2017

Frank W. Gorman, Jr.Frank W. Gorman, Jr., 93 passed away at home on July 25, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso who attended and graduated from St. Patrick Parochial School and El Paso High School. World War II interrupted his education at Texas A & M University and he became and served as a Navy Pilot. Following the War, he graduated from New Mexico State University with a...
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Christian Philip Barron

November 8, 1984 - July 21, 2017

Christian Philip Barron, 32, passed away on July 21st, 2017. He was born in El Paso on November 8, 1984 and has been a joy to all ever since. Christian aspired to be a youth minister and electrician. Instead, he found brotherhood as a locomotive engineer with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. His devotion to God was evident in the humility and kindness we all came to love. He was deeply...
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Blanca Rosa Forester

May 15, 1920 - July 19, 2017

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