Obituaries

Thu
29
Nov

OBIT: Manuelita Moreno Tobar

Manuelita Moreno Tobar, “Mama Tobar,” gained her wings at the age of 92, on November 27, 2018 in San Angelo, Texas.

Manuelita was born on January 24, 1926 in San Angelo Texas.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018, at Templo Siloe Assembly of God Church.

Wed
28
Nov
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Lee Jay Graves

Lee Jay Graves, the youngest child of long-time Ozona residents Lee and Joycelyn Graves, died in Austin on November 24, 2018. He was born in Fort Stockton, Texas, October 29, 1959. Lee Jay lived in Austin, Texas, where he was a prominent figure in cave research and exploration in Texas and Mexico. He travelled widely in pursuit of his interests.

He is survived by his siblings, Jackie Graves and George Crone of Southhaven, Mississippi, Buddy Graves of Austin, Texas, Laura Graves and David Etheredge of Levelland, Texas, and Joyce Graves and Jeff Purkeypile of Lubbock, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.

A family memorial will be held at the ranch in December where Lee Jay will remain as part of the land he so loved and cherished.

Wed
28
Nov
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Victor B. Galindo

Victor was born on December 11, 1939 and passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Victor was a resident of Texas at the time of passing.

Visitation was Monday, November 26, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Stockton, Texas with Rosary. Funeral Services was Tuesday November 27, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Stockton, burial to follow at Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery.

Victor is survived by his sons, Victor C. Galindo and wife, Maria, and Don Graves and wife, Linda, both of Fort Stockton; daughters, Selvia Leyva and husband, Julian, of Fort Stockton and Becky C. Cardona, of Midland; his five grandchildren and his two great-grandchildren.

Victor is preceded in death by his wife, Emilia (Millie) Galindo, and his parents, Guadalupe Galindo and Dominga Baeza.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Home Hospice of Fort Stockton.

Wed
21
Nov
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Ernestina ‘Tina’ Rodriguez-Mendoza Moran

Ernestina “Tina” Rodriguez-Mendoza Moran (Maw) earned her angel wings on earth serving for her Lord, family, and friends her entire life. She was able to put them on in the early morning hours of November 13, 2018.

Maw was born to Marcial and Eloisa Rodriguez on November 11, 1948 in Sheffield, Texas. At three years old, she went to live with her aunt and uncle, John and Lucy Mendoza, who she called Mom and Dad.

They raised her as their own. Maw was a very proud graduate of Iraan High School. She insisted on attending her class reunions, even when her health was not so great.

She married the love of her life, Joe Moran, on September 23, 1971. They spent 47 years at each other’s side.

Maw worked many years as a dental assistant for Dr. Joe B. and Mary Logan. The Logans pretty much adopted the entire Moran family, and they still remain close and loved today.

Wed
21
Nov
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Johnie G. Griffin

Johnie G. Griffin, 82, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Andrews Texas.

Family and friends celebrated his life Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Andrews, Texas, with Pastor Brant O’Connor officiating. Please celebrate his life by visiting http://www.mcnettfuneralhome.com.

Johnie was born on November 2, 1936 in Caldwell County, Texas to Johnie Charles Griffin and Bertha Pearl Gifford Griffin. He was raised in Coleman, Texas where he graduated from Coleman High School in 1954. He married Bobbie Fields, the love of his life, on August 2, 1956. After graduating from the University of Texas with a Petroleum Engineering degree in 1960 they moved shortly thereafter to Andrews, Texas. He worked for Amoco Production company from 1968 – 1996 and retired as a District Forman. He enjoyed being a long time member of the Amoco Annuitant Club.

Fri
16
Nov

OBIT: Johnie Griffin

Johnie G. Griffin, 82, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Andrews Texas.

Thu
15
Nov

OBIT: Tina Moran

Ernestina “Tina” Rodriguez-Mendoza Moran (Maw) earned her angel wings on earth serving for her Lord, family, and friends her entire life. She was able to put them on in the early morning hours of November 13, 2018.

Maw was born to Marcial and Eloisa Rodriguez on November 11, 1948 in Sheffield, Texas. At three years old, she went to live with her aunt and uncle, John and Lucy Mendoza, who she called Mom and Dad. They raised her as their own. Maw was a very proud graduate of Iraan High School. She insisted on attending her class reunions, even when her health was not so great.

She married the love of her life, Joe Moran, on September 23, 1971. They spent 47 years at each other’s side.

Tue
30
Oct
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Royce Hightower

Royce Hightower, 87 of Abilene, passed away at his home on October 22, 2018. A service was held Monday, October 29, 2018, at Potosi Baptist Church with Abilene Fire Department Chaplain Chris Hale and Brother Keith Clifton officiating. Royce was born in Millsap, Texas on December 27, 1930 to Edna P. Langford and Augustus Samuel Hightower. He graduated from Millsap High School in 1948. After high school he attended Weatherford Junior College and Texas A & M University. In January of 1951 he joined the Air Force and served until December of 1954. He was a Radio Communication Officer in Scotland responsible for intercepting and decoding enemy messages. In 1955, Royce joined the Texas Department of Public Safety as a State Trooper. He was stationed in Abilene, where he met and married his true love, Donna Mae Yaw. They were married in 1960 and moved to Ozona, Texas in 1962 where they lived and raised their son, Sam Hightower for the next 36 years.

Wed
24
Oct
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Joe ‘Max’ Word, M.D.

Joe ”Max” Word went to his reward on January 29, 2018. Services were originally held February 5 in the Neil Chapel at Carillon. His family will have a military burial for him at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, October 28, at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ozona. Max was the only child of Lena Enright Carson and John Taylor ‘Boppo” Word. He was born December 28, 1929 in Ozona. Growing up Max spent much of his time working as a cowboy. He was a talented calf-roper, bronc and bull rider and rodeoed all over Texas. He had horses, cow, goats, pigs, chickens, many dogs and a raccoon named Cooney. He graduated valedictorian of Ozona High. He graduated in 1952 from Texas A&M University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced large animal medicine in Memphis, Tenn. He served as a 1st Lieutenant and medical officer in the 5th Army Headquarters during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955 and in the Army reserves.

Wed
24
Oct
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Jean Powers Read

Jean Read was born December 30, 1931 in Victoria, Texas to Nina Mae Glass Coats and Joe J. Coats. She completed her life on this earth on October 18, 2018 in the Crockett County Care Center. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, at the Ozona United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Kerbow Funeral Home. After her birth father’s death, her mother married Clifford F. Powers, of Sinton, Texas, and Jean’s early years were spent in the West Sinton area where she attended Adams School, a small rural school in which the first three grades shared a room (and consequently, each other’s lessons). She always credited this repetitious foundation for her success in school. She graduated from Sinton High School and Baylor University. She began teaching in Premont, Texas and after three years moved to Ozona where she taught nine years. She was married to Nat Read in 1965 and they resided at the family ranch for the rest of her life.

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