Obituaries

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Martha Elizabeth “Beth” Rumbaugh

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Martha Elizabeth “Beth” Rumbaugh went to be with our Lord, in the Covenant Hospital SICU on July 22nd in Lubbock, TX at the age of 71.

Beth is survived by her mother, Corinne Gibson of Ozona; devoted husband, Jackie Rumbaugh; sons, Chris Rumbaugh of Dallas, Joshua Rumbaugh of Big Lake; sister Rosalind Williams of Ozona. She is preceded in death by her father Millard Gibson, of Hale Center, TX.

Beth was born on December 21, 1947 in Plainview to Millard and Corinne Gibson, living in Hale Center. She graduated from Hale Center High School. She then obtained degrees in the field of Education from Sul Ross State College in Alpine (Bachelor’s) and West Texas State University in Canyon (Master’s). In total, she taught for 22 years, before retiring.

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31
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Leticia Yvonne Ortiz-Hussain

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Leticia Yvonne Ortiz-Hussain passed away on July 2, 2019. She was born May 21, 1981 to Mary Ortiz and Memo Ortiz.

Leticia was a 1999 graduate of Ozona High School and a 2003 graduate of Angelo State University. She loved life and her family.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Ortiz, father, Memo Ortiz, sister, Eloisa Ortiz and Alex Medina, husband Zulfi Hussain and their precious son, Xander James Hussain, and nieces and nephews, Trinity, Isaac, Timothy and Jaxon.

A Memorial Service was held Friday, July 19, 2019 at Our Lady Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Hilary Ihedioha, officiating.

A Celebration of her Life was held Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Noah’s Event Center in Plano.

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31
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Terry W. Dickerson

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Terry W. Dickerson, 68, of Ozona, TX, passed away July 11, 2019, in Santa Fe, N.M. Raised in Granbury, Texas, he graduated from Granbury High School in 1969. After graduation he attended classes at Lubbock Christian College. He also worked in pipeline construction before he became a professional firefighter for the city of Euless, Texas. He then attended classes in Firefighting at Tarrant County Jr. College.

He later had the opportunity to work on construction of the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline in Fairbanks, Alaska before settling down to ranch in Crockett and Val Verde counties for 15 years. Most recently, he worked as a Landman in the oil and gas industry until his retirement.

Terry never met a stranger, and he was widely loved and respected. He was fortunate to spend 46 years with the woman he loved.

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31
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Shannon Michelle Perez

Shannon Michelle Perez died July 23, 2019. She was born Feb. 1, 1970. Graveside services are Wednesday, July 24 at 4 p.m. in Lima Cemetery. Arrangements by Kerbow Funeral Home. She was born Feb. 1, 1970 in Sikeston, Mo. She is survived by her husband Gary, sons Samuel Cunnien, Dorian Perez and Jake Rodriguez, daughters Erin Cunnien and Francine Wagaman, brothers Doye, Brent and Mathew Smith, sisters Robin Walker and Crystal Vines, mother Janet Vines and father Richard Groves.

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24
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Santiago Cortez Ybarra

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Santiago Cortez Ybarra, known to all as Chago, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019, surrounded by his family. Santiago was born in Ozona to Hortencia and Inez Ybarra on March 12, 1945. He married Ysabel Tambunga Ybarra on September 4,1962.

Santiago worked at the Ozona Gas Processing plant for 36 years and retired to enjoy his pastimes of music, fishing and hitting “golf balls.” He kept himself busy in the yard, with his cars and riding around the neighborhood in his golf cart and as of late his mule.

You could also find him riding around in his truck with his lawn mower doing yard work around town and talking with his customers.

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24
Jul
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Pedro ‘Pete’ Vargas

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Pedro “Pete” Vargas, of Ozona, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the age of 87.

The funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pete was born July 28, 1931 to Pedro and Romanita Vargas. Pete married his wife, Phyllis on March 23, 1961 and together they had and raised their twin girls, Vivian and Valerie. Pete joined the United States Air Force and after 21 years of service to our country he retired. He worked for the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, Tenn. and retired after 20 years.

Pete was a caring and loving person. Loving husband, father, son, brother, and uncle. Loved and respected by all he had known. He was an avid Tennessee Vols fan and devoted Oak Ridge Wildcats fan and a proud fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Pete enjoyed spending time out at the golf course teeing off with friends and spending time with his love Phyllis.

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17
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Brandon Tippie

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While surrounded by all the love you can imagine and in the comfort of his wife’s embrace, Brandon Tippie took his last breath on earth at 12:36 a.m. on July 7, 2019. We firmly believe that at 12:37 a.m. his next breath was full of the sweet, fragrant air of Heaven as he stood before the throne of Jesus.

Brandon was a believer first, accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at Mineral Springs Baptist Church in 1982 at the age of 9. He has always been strong in his faith and is currently a member of Prairie Lea Baptist Church. Second only to Jesus, was his devotion to his family, his loving wife and children. Brandon married the love of his life, Helen M. Tippie, on April 22, 2005. Together they had two beautiful children and also shared the love for each other’s children from prior marriages.

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17
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Jesusita Ybarra

Jesusita “Chuya” went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 9:14 p.m. She was born November 11, 1943.

She is survived by her sons, Robert Ybarra Jr., Juan “Chapo” Ybarra and Freddy Ybarra, all of Ozona, her sisters Juana Salinas, of Odessa, Carolina Galindo, of Crane, Refugia “Cuca” Yruegas, of Odessa, Basilia Castillo, of Ozona, Ofelia Yruegas, of Midland, and her brother, Albino Yruegas, her grandchildren, LeAnn Ybarra, Amy Trujillo, Christopher Garcia, Jessica Ybarra and Joseph Vitela and numerous nieces and nephews that loved her very much.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, at Templo Siloe Assembly of God. Arrangements by Kerbow Funeral Home with burial following at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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10
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Maria A. Florez

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Maria A. Florez, age 92, went to her heavenly home on June 15, 2019.

Maria was born in Rowena, Texas on May 9, 1927, to Margarito and Elida Albarado. Maria married Alfred Florez on October 8, 1955 in Rowena, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Alfred, one infant son and son Cesar Florez.

Left to treasure her memory, three daughters; Linda Florez of Ozona, Leticia Florez of Kerrville and Raquel Gonzales and husband Rick of Poth, Texas. Grandchildren; Jim Rosas, Stephen Rosas, Sondra Rosas, Kristen Ruiz, Robert Navarro, Felicia Navarro, Esai Gonzales, Adam Gonzales, and Isaac Gonzales; 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

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10
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Edward V. Fierro

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Edward V. Fierro was called home June 28, 2019 at the age of 48. He was born to Sylvia Vitela Fierro and Federico Fierro on December 26, 1970.

Edward was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He had a love for his family and friends, Star Wars, Star Trek and music and spent many years of his life making friends and working with many talented musicians. Romaldo Cervantez y Estilo band and Grupo Fuerzzo were his favorites. Edward helped many, encouraged all, but believed in and pushed those he loved most.

Edward was proceeded in death by his paternal grandparents Antonio and Sofia Fierro, maternal grandmother Maria “Maruca” Vitela and step-grandmother Maria “Wuela” Hernandez.

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