Obituaries

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21
Nov
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Cloe Ann Newhouse

February 26, 1937 - November 16, 2017

Tue
21
Nov
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Dolores “Dee” Baker

June 26, 1927 - November 2, 2017

Thu
09
Nov
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Thomas Almanza, Sr. March 7, 1953 - October 23, 2017

Thomas Almanza, Sr. 64, of Mineral Wells, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 in Ft. Worth. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October 27, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rotan. Burial will follow in Belvieu Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home from 6-8pm; the rosary service will begin at 6pm. Thomas R. Almanza, Sr. was born March 7, 1953 in Rotan to parents, Serapio and Otila (Ramon) Almanza. Thomas loved playing bingo and scratch off lottery tickets. He enjoyed spending time outside barbecuing and singing with his friends and family. Thomas was a hard worker and held various jobs throughout his life. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Serapio and Otila; his son, Raymond; his brothers, Gustavo, Ysbel, and George; his sisters, Juana and Chona; and his sister-in-law, Lupe.

Thu
02
Nov
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Susan Kaye Martin

January 13, 1981 - September 15, 2017

Susan loved her parents, who are both extremely proud of ho: Susan was always very generous with her money and her time. She loved animals and had a special love for dogs and cats. She vvas a great high school athlete and won many awards for track and field. Sman and her sister Stephanie, were very close and were always together. Susan always tooh care of her younger sister, Stephanie - holding her hand when she was learning to walh, and being her best friend as they grew into adults together. Susan earned an Associates Degree from Cisco Junior College. Susan was cm active duty Recruiter for the National Guard when she passed. She became a recruiter after her ten month tour in Afghanistan. Susan is preceded in death by her grandparents, Raymond and Geraldine Massey, and Simon and Florencia Barrera. She is survived by her parents, William and Lala Massey; aunts, uncles, comins, and many friends.

Thu
02
Nov
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Stephanie Rae Massey

September 9, 1983 - September 15, 2017

Stefanie was a very intelligent girl. She loved her parents, who are both extremely proud of her Stefanie was always very generous with her money and her time. She loved animals and had a special love for dogs and cats. Stefanie and her sister, Susan, were very close and were always together. She was a great high school athlete and won many awards for track and field. Stefanie earned her Bachelors Degree from University of Texas in Arlington. She joined the National Guard in March 2016 and became a Human Intelligence Col1ector in June 2016, where she finished 2nd in her class. Stefanie 1s preceded in death by her grandparents, Raymond and Geraldine Massey, and Simon and Florencia Barrera. She is survived by her parents, William and Lala Massey; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Thu
02
Nov
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Barbara King

March 31, 1940 - October 30, 2017

Thu
26
Oct
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Donna Martinez December 7, 1964 - October 23, 2017

(ROTAN) Donna Martinez, 52, of Rotan passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at home surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Friday, October 27, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, in Rotan. Donna Robertine Martinez was born in Rotan, on December 7, 1964, to her parents, Cruz Martinez and Grable Trejo Martinez. She graduated from Rotan High School in 1983. Donna was the proud mother of Heather, Kristina, Mark (Eric), & her chihuahua, Princess. Her main priority was always her children. She was employed by Richeson Dairy Queen for 27 years with 12 of those years as being the manager. She gave her all to her job in order to be one of the best stores around. Donna was a member of Golden Streams Ministry Church in Sweetwater where she rededicated her life to the Lord. Things she loved the most were her children, family, friends, Curtis Ward’s church sermons, the DQ customers, & shopping.

Thu
26
Oct
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Bobby Lynn Green July 3, 1943 - October 22, 2017

(ROTAN) Bobby Lynn Green, 74, passes away Sunday, October 22, 2017. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017, in Belvieu Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Born July 3, 1943, in Paducah, Bobby was the son of the late J.D. and Estella Corrine (Marrs) Green. He married the love of his life, Virginia Carole (Cummings) on June 26, 1960. To this union were born one daughter, Ginger, and sons Lance and Casey. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, one brother (Jackie Don Green), one sister (Kyreta Ann Green Kemp), and one grandson (Sean Michael Walton). Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Carole, of the home; one daughter and son- in- law, Ginger and Henry Walton of Snyder; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lance and JoAnn Green of Vernon and Casey and Priscilla Green of Rotan; one sister and brother- in- law, Pat and Duane Lucas of Waco; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Thu
26
Oct
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Joe Medrano, Sr. June 19, 1932 - October 8, 2017

(STOCKTON, CA) Joe Medrano, Sr., 85, returned to his heavenly home on October 8, 2017 after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Joe was born to the late Francis and Josefina Medrano in Hobbs, Texas on June 19, 1932. He graduated from Rotan High School, served in the US Army and attended Colorado College and University of New Mexico. Joe enjoyed a successful 27 year career at Ponca Wholesale in Pueblo Colorado and served on the Board of directors for Colorado State Candy and Tobacco Association. Joe settled in Stockton, California in 1992 after marrying Lois Koenig. He was very active in the Church of the Presentation where he was a member of The Knights of Columbus and Legion of Mary. Joe was blessed with a large family.

Thu
12
Oct
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Joshua Dell “Josh” Waldon

July 24, 1983 - October 5, 2017

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