Obituaries

Sat
10
Feb

In Loving Memory Of Roberto V. Moreno

A rosary for Roberto V. Moreno, 96, former Littlefield resident, who died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, will be held Thursday, Feb. 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, Texas. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, Feb. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at his home church, St. Anthony Mary Claret, 6150 Roft Rd, San Antonio. Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, Texas. Roberto was a native Texan, born on Jan. 21, 1922 in Kenedy, Texas. Moreno moved to Littlefield in 1953, and lived here over 30 years. He worked for Southwestern Public Service Company and was also a barber during that time. Tech Sergeant Moreno was proud to serve in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Ball Turret Gunner in the 385th Bombardment Group of the Mighty Eighth. He flew many missions in the belly of a B-17 aircraft. After returning from the war, he worked briefly as a mechanic back in his hometown.

Wed
07
Feb

Douglas Mote

July 14, 1957 - Feb. 3, 2018

 

Wed
07
Feb

LANA WALDEN

Lana Walden, 59, formerly of Lubbock passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 in Alto, NM. A service celebrating Lana’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at Grace Chapel in Hillcrest Funeral Home, located at 1305 Phelps Ave., Littlefield. Rev. Mike McCreight will officiate. Following the service, Lana will be laid to rest at Fairlawn Cemetery in Amherst. Arrangements are under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield. She was born March 4, 1958 in Russellville, AR to Ray and Juanita Kittler. Lana was a longtime resident of Lubbock. Her and her husband, Tommy, recently retired and moved to Alto, NM. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Walden of Alto; six children, Starr Woodruff, Justin Bright, Tom Walden, Jr., Melissa Walden, Shane Walden, and Melody Wyatt; sister, Marilyn Cass; two nieces; two nephews; eighteen grandchildren; and six great-grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two grandchildren.

Sat
03
Feb

RUBY LEE REYNOLDS

Ruby Lee Reynolds, 85, of Olton, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Amarillo. Services were held Monday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Olton, with Brother David Azam officiating. Interment followed in Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview, under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. Ruby was born April 29, 1932, in Lockney, to Frank and Myrtle (Messer) Messimer. She married Gene Reynolds on April 6, 1950, in Clovis, N.M. Moving to Olton in 1956, Ruby was a long-time hairdresser and owned and operated Ruby’s Hair Fashions. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and a seamstress and artist. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene Reynolds in 2016; a son, Lonnie Reynolds, in 2017; two sisters, and a brother. Survivors include her son, Randy Reynolds and his wife, KangSun of Wichita; her daughter, Marti Coleman of Amarillo; a sister, Charlene Hughes of Amarillo; three grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

Sat
03
Feb

Mary (Anderson) Wicker

Aug. 3, 1926 - Jan. 26, 2018

Sat
03
Feb

MARIA C. MARTINEZ

Maria Coronado Martinez, 83, passed away on Thursday, Jan 25, 2018. A rosary was prayed Tuesday, Jan. 30th, at Resthaven Funeral Home, and a funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday morning, Jan. 31st, at Saint Anthony Church, Anton, with Father John Smith, officiating. Burial was in the Anton Cemetery. She was born to Emilio M. Coronado and Guadalupe Rodriguez on May 8, 1934 in Austin. Maria met and married Reyes Martinez, and settled in the Anton area where they raised seven children. Maria was a homemaker and spent her life raising and caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loyal Dallas Cowboy fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reyes Martinez; a son, Ruben Martinez; her parents; three brothers, two sisters; and her great-grandson, Julian Rosales. Maria is survived by her children, Margaret (Tommy) Alvarado of Anton, Yolanda (Santos) Duran of Arlington, Patricia (Robert) Garza of Dripping Springs, Reyes Jr.

Sat
03
Feb

NATIVIDAD SANDOVAL, SR.

Natividad “Nati” Sandoval, Sr., 69, of Hale Center, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Plainview. Rosary was said Wednesday evening, Jan. 31, 2018, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Hale Center. Mass was celebrated Thursday afternoon, Feb. 1, 2018, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with Father Sylvester DSouza officiating. Graveside services were held Saturday morning, Feb. 3, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Alamo, Texas under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of San Juan, Texas. Natividad was born Sept. 8, 1948, in Donna, Texas, to Lorenzo and Paula (Munoz) Sandoval. He married Senaida Reyes on May 15, 1965, in Alamo. He owned and operated San-Lines Trucking and enjoyed working on trucks. He was a mechanic, loved old cars, and oldies music. Nati was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and a member of the Cursillistas. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Anastacio “Tacho” Sandoval and Julian Sandoval and two sisters, Perfecta Cortez and Maria Gonzalez.

Wed
31
Jan

Erlene Frances Stolk

Erlene  Frances  Stolk,  of Levelland, passed into the lov- ing arms of her Lord and Savior January 29, 2018, at the Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 3, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Littlefield. In lieu of flowers, the family re- quests memorials for Emmanuel Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice. Erlene  was  born  January  5, 1935, in Olney, Texas to Richard Frank Polster and Hertha Othelia Jeske Polster. She married William George Stolk November 7, 1958, and built a family on quiet strength and love. They enjoyed traveling together. She worked for Sheppard Air Force Base, then several other Air Force Bases before retiring from Reese Air Force Base in 1997. During her retirement and up to her passing, she was the secre- tary for NARFE Association and Emmanuel Lutheran Church, as well as, serving as treasurer for both associations at times. She was active and exercised each morning with her close friends.

Wed
31
Jan

RAFAEL H. TRISTAN

Rafael Hernandez Tristan, 56, of Olton, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Beaumont. Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. Sylvester DSouza officiating. Interment will follow at Olton Cemetery with Ramage Funeral Directors of Olton directing arrangements. Rafael was born Feb. 24, 1961, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to Leandro and Paula Tristan Hernandez. A life-time Olton resident, Rafael was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He married Adelaida Guerrero on May 14, 1983, in Mexico. He was preceded in death by a brother, Genaro Hernandez.

Sat
27
Jan

TINA KAY LOWE

Tina Kay Lowe, 49, of Lubbock, formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Lubbock. Services were held Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Amherst with Larry Sanders and Mike Butts officiating. Interment followed in Littlefield Memorial Park, with arrangements under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home of Littlefield. She was born Nov. 20, 1968 in Amherst to Jimmy and Gayla Cowan. Tina graduated from Amherst High School in 1987. She remained a Bulldog fan, and also loved the Red Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys. She enjoyed listening to music, and dancing. Tina was a hard worker, a loyal friend, and had a giving personality. This is proven in the fact that she was an organ donor, and because of her generosity, many lives were saved when she lost hers.

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