Archive - 2013 - Obituary

November 22nd

James (Jaime) Vasquez

November 22, 2013

James (Jaime) Vasquez, age 55, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Lupe Medellin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home with Deacon Bill Butler officiating.
Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Loyd C. “Pops” Bowen

November 22, 2013

HAWLEY — Loyd C. “Pops” Bowen, of Hawley, Texas, left this world to join his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Nov. 14, 2013. He was born May 2, 1938, to Everette Nathan Bowen and Annie Pearl Jackson in Forrest Hill (Petty), Texas and was raised in McCaulley, Texas. He married Sandra “Sandy” Kleinpeter on April 26, 1980, in Arch, New Mexico.

November 21st

Gary Donald Blair

November 21, 2013

Gary Donald Blair, formerly of Sweetwater, died at his residence in North Carolina.
He has gone to meet his maker and is now reunited with his late wife Karen Blair. He will be deeply missed. He wasn't just our brother, he was our best friend.
He loved hunting and old cars. He was born Oct. 28, 1959 in Rotan, moved to Sweetwater for a while and then moved to Dallas. He finally moved to North Carolina where he lived for 16 years and passed away.

November 19th

Isidra L. Rios

November 19, 2013

Funeral services for Isidra L. Rios, 88, of San Angelo will be held at 11 a.m on Friday, November 22, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater. Rev. Frankie Santiago will officiate and interment will follow at Mitchell County Cemetery in Colorado City under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Rios died Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Community Hospital in San Angelo.
She was born February 9, 1925 in Colorado City. She married Domingo Rios on August 26, 1966 in Colorado City.

November 18th

Rose Louise Franklin

November 18, 2013

Funeral services for Rose Louise Franklin, 65, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Robert Carey, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Franklin died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
She was born Jan. 29, 1948, in Sweetwater. She married Ruben L. Franklin in 1993, in Sweetwater.
Rose lived in Sweetwater most of her life and was a homemaker. She attended Mt. Rose Baptist Church in Sweetwater.

Ricardo "Ricky" Ortega

November 18, 2013

ROTAN – Ricardo "Ricky" Ortega, 48, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Rotan.
A Rosary will be prayed Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rotan, with burial following at Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

November 15th

Robert Forrest English

November 15, 2013

Robert Forrest English was born on Oct. 14, 1933. He passed from this life and into heaven on Nov. 7, 2013.  His final days were spent caring for his beloved wife, Millie. Bob was born in Sweetwater and grew up on a dairy farm. After serving in the U.S. Army, he went to college at Sam Houston State University and received a Bachelor’s of science degree in physics. Soon after, he worked at General Electric and then Honeywell. He retired as regional manager of Honeywell Federal Systems in San Antonio.

Ruthie Mae Sparks

November 15, 2013

Funeral services for Ruthie Mae Sparks, 89, of Bronte and formerly of Blackwell, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Sparks died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Bronte Nursing Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

November 13th

Robert G. Allred

November 13, 2013

Robert G. Allred, 82, of Seattle, Washington, passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2013 at Clare Bridge in Everett, Washington.
Bob was born April 19, 1931 to Samuel and Vera Orbie Allred (Wood) in Sweetwater, Texas. He attended Sweetwater schools and graduated from Newman High in the class of 1949. He married Betty J. Long of  Roby on April 23, 1955, in Kansas City, Missouri and together they raised three sons.

Walter "Fred" Wilson

November 13, 2013

Funeral services for Walter "Fred" Wilson, 84, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kary Frye officiating. His body will be cremated under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Wilson died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in Sweetwater. He was born April 6, 1929 in Mayetta, Kan. He married Anne Williams on July 29, 1995 in Denver, Colo.

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