Family Services Funeral
Levi Cole Bishop
Levi Cole Bishop, age 1 day, of Wink, TX,
passed away shortly after his birth on Friday, September 1 ,
2017 in Kermit, TX. He was born to Michael Bishop and Shana
He is survived by his parents: Michael
Bishop and Shana Porter of Wink;
Mark and Rita Steele of Odessa, TX, and John and Pam
White of Wink, TX;
Porter of Wink, TX; and sister:
Pearl Rogers of Clovis, NM.
A private memorial will be held at a later
Arrangements are entrusted to Family
Services Funeral Parlor.
Modesto Pena Diaz Jr.
Modesto Diaz Jr., age 75, of Kermit, TX, passed
away at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, September 4,
2017. He was born
October 31, 1941 in San Antonio, TX to Modesto Sr. and Sara (Pena)
Diaz. Modesto married Dora (Tovar) Diaz on November 4, 1962 and they
celebrated 54 wonderful years together.
“Big Moe”, as he was known by his friends and
family, loved the Lord and always enjoyed reading his Bible. He was
a preacher for the Pentecostal Church for many years. Big Moe was a
great father and a spiritual father to many around him. He loved to
read, do carpentry work, and travel whenever he could. He was a
hardworking man and always provided for his family. His
grandchildren meant the world to him. He was known to them as
“Grandpa Moe” and “Grandpa Dad”. The things he enjoyed the most were
sweets, spending time with all his family, and attending church. Big
Moe was a good man and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife: Dora Elia Diaz of
Kermit, TX; son: Modesto Diaz III and fiancÚ Teresa Lutrell of San
Antonio, TX; five daughters: Minerva Saenz and partner Robbie
Shelton of Kermit, TX, Dora Elia Quintero and husband Mark of
Spokane, WA, Sandra Wilson and husband Charlie (JoJo) of Kermit, TX,
Gloria Saenz of Kermit, TX, and Elizabeth Moreno and husband Israel
of Kermit, TX; two brothers: Louis P. Diaz and wife Pamela of San
Antonio, TX and Edward Diaz of San Antonio, TX; eight sisters:
Martha Moreno and husband Jessie of San Antonio, TX, Victoria Saenz
and husband Frank of San Antonio, TX, Margaret Dixon and husband
Loyd of San Antonio, TX, Odilia Weber and husband Richard of San
Antonio, TX, Sara Perez and husband Rafael of San Antonio, TX,
Bertha Rendon and husband Hector of San Antonio, TX, Mary Miranda
and husband Raul of San Antonio, TX, and Mimi Diaz of Austin, TX;
nineteen grandchildren: Ceasar, April, Nick, Eron, Abram, Avrie,
Matthew, Matthan, Desiree, Ace, Randy, Niko, Cocoa, Danyl, Vivian,
Diego, Cassie, Yulivet, and Isalem.; and twenty one
great-grandchildren: Sophia, Nathaniel, Rudy, Braylon, Alexis,
Kaiden, Kaisen, Rachelle, Caleb, Nayellie, Nyla, Alyna, Sophia,
Zach, Zadie, Mia, Venelope, Kacey, Chloe, Yazilyn, and Axl.
He is preceded in death by his son: Hector
Diaz; parents: Modesto and Sara Diaz; and brother: Roger P. Diaz.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 am, Friday,
September 8, 2017 at Iglesia Apostolica Del La Fe En Cristo Jesus in
Kermit, TX, with Pastor Roberto Moreno officiating. Burial will
follow at the Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Ceasar
Diaz, Eron Saenz, Ace Garza, Randy Garza, Abram Saenz, Danyl Diaz,
Nicholas Diaz, Diego Saenz, and Isalem Moreno.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services
Rita Rue (Pirtle) Wilhelm
December 17, 1931 – September 5, 1017
Rita Rue (Pirtle) Wilhelm, 85, was called to
the Lord on September 5, 2017 at Schleicher County Nursing Home in
Rita was born on December 17, 1931, the
youngest child to James and Ethel Pirtle of Sabinal, Texas where she
spent her childhood years.
Rita graduated from Knippa High School and was Salutatorian
of her class. She went
on to attend Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde and North
Texas University in Denton.
In 1951, she married Earnest Wilhelm (the love of her life)
in Lovington, New Mexico and they had five children.
Rita and Earnest spent most of their married years in Wink,
Texas and later retired in Greenwood, Texas.
Rita and her husband also lived in Bolivia, Ecuador, and
Singapore while her husband worked the international oilfields.
In 2004, they moved to San Angelo and lived at Rio Concho
Manor Retirement Community.
Rita is survived by two daughters: Rebecca
Covington and husband Jim of Sonora Texas, Susan Bland and husband
Benny of Greenwood, Texas; and two sons: Earnest Wilhelm, Jr. and
wife Charla of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and Terry Wilhelm and wife
Glenda of Joshua Texas.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great
grandchildren. Loved ones that preceded her in death are her husband
Earnest Wilhelm, son Stephen Wilhelm, great granddaughter Kylie
Donaldson, father and mother James and Ethel Pirtle, brother Jimmy
Pirtle, brother Donald Pirtle, sister Vera Carpenter, and sister
Rita's grandchildren were her heart and joy and
she took great pride in being called "Nana".
Time spent at Nana’s house was very special for them.
She was a very kind and gentle soul, with a loving and
generous heart, and was always giving to others.
A woman of faith and the
heart of the Wilhelm family; she shaped the family spirituality by
her tireless Christian example.
Rita was an avid reader, a whiz at working
crossword puzzles and loved playing cards or any other board games
with her friends and family.
She was highly intelligent, competitive and delighted in
winning. While she
lived in San Angelo, she volunteered at the San Angelo Fine Arts
Museum and loved being involved in the arts.
The family would like to extend their gratitude
to Schleicher County Nursing Home and Hospice of San Angelo staff
where they took excellent care of her.
A family memorial service will be held 2:00 pm,
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Kermit Cemetery.
Francisco "Pancho" Hernandez Valdez.
Francisco Valdez, age 72, of Kermit, TX, passed
away surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
He was born December 10, 1944 in Cuesta San Antonio, Manuel
Benavides Chihuahua, Mexico to Isidoro and Petra (Hernandez) Valdez.
Francisco married Hortencia (Marquez) Valdez on August 16,
1969 and they celebrated 48 wonderful years together.
“Pancho”, as he was known by his friends and
family, was a cowboy.
He enjoyed ranching and raising horses.
He loved being outdoors, was always busy, and he couldn't sit
still. Pancho had a
great sense of humor and was always pulling pranks.
Often, he could be found singing and dancing.
Family was truly important to Francisco he was a good
husband, father and grandfather.
He will be greatly missed by his family.
He is survived by his wife: Hortencia Valdez of
Kermit, TX; 5 sons:
Manuel Valdez of Mexico, Raul Valdez of Kermit, Jaime Valdez and
wife Roxana of Kermit, Uber Valdez and wife Dilma of Kermit, and
Geovanni Valdez and wife Liliana of Kermit; 4 daughters:
Corina Varela and husband Esteban of Las Cruces, NM, Deida
Valdez of Kermit, Catalina Valdez of Kermit, and Silvia Valdez and
husband Roque of Kermit; 5 brothers:
Ilifonso Valdes of Presidio, TX, Isidoro Valdez of Odessa,
TX, Jose Humberto Valdez of Presidio, TX, Regino Valdez of Presidio,
TX, and Simon Valdez of Odessa, TX; sister:
Florentina Leyva of Satanta, KS; 33 grandchildren; and 1
He is preceded in death by his parents: Isidoro
and Petra Valdez; 2 sons:
Javier Valdez and Auden Valdez; and sister:
Funeral services will be held 10:00 am,
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Templo Adonai 829 Magnolia in
Kermit, with Pastor Eduardo Carrasco officiating. Burial will follow
at the Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Cesar Ramos,
Francisco Ramos, David Garcia, Jaime Valdez, Cristian Valdez, and
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Rosenda Garcia, age 77, of Wink, TX, passed
away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
She was born March 1, 1940 in Pinos Zacatecas, Mexico to
Domingo and Soledad (Buendia) Araujo. Rosenda married Santos
Garcia Sr. on December 24, 1958 and they celebrated 37 wonderful
years together, before his passing in November of 1996.
Rosenda was a member of the Catholic Church,
and loved the lord. She was the most loving and selfless person
her family and friends knew. Rosenda was always one to lend a
helping hand. She has taken care of her two sisters for many
years. Rosenda never turned anyone away. Working in the yard was
one of her greatest pleasures. She was a woman who believed in
hard work. Rosenda was a long time member of the Wink community
and loved to support the Wink Wildcats. She was a loving mother
and adored her grandchildren. Rosenda was loved and will be
missed by many.
She is survived by her three sons: Santos
Garcia Jr. and wife Araceli of Kermit, TX, Jimmy Garcia and wife
Corinna of Wink, TX, and Martin Garcia and wife Stacey of Wink,
TX; one daughter: Mary Lou Garcia of El Paso, TX; three
brothers: Angel Araujo and wife Emma of Lockney, TX, Isabel
Araujo and wife Adella of Silverton, TX, and Fidel Araujo and
wife Amellia of Lockney, TX; three sisters: Maria Hernandez and
husband Juan of Midland, TX, Jesus Araujo of El Mezquite
Zacatecas, Mexico, and Vallenta Araujo of El Mezquite Zacatecas,
Mexico; sister-in-law: Elena Garcia of Wink, TX; seven
grandchildren: Walter Chavez, Melissa Winborn and husband
Kendall, Jessica Harrison and husband Jacob, Gaby Garcia,
Jennifer Fryar and husband Dee, Allison Morvan and husband
Joseph, and Jacob Garcia; three great grandchildren: Jarron,
Brooks and Cooper; and the family pet: Tiger.
She is preceded in death by her husband:
Santos Sanchez Garcia Sr.; parents: Domingo and Soledad Araujo;
three brothers and one sister.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00
am, Friday, September 29, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in
Kermit, TX, with Father Mark Salas officiating. Interment will
follow at Kermit Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include: Walter Chavez, David
Richardson, Randy Thomas, Jacob Harrison, Johnnie Garcia, and
Enrique Sanchez. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Joe Mohler,
Mike Everett, Joseph Morvan, Dee Fryar, Jacob Garcia, Kendall
Winborn, and Tiger.
In Lieu of flowers, donations in Rosenda’s
name can be made to the 1st Community Church 209 NE 1st St.
Wink, TX, 79789, or St. Joseph Catholic Church 838 Bellaire St.
Kermit, TX 79745
Arrangements are entrusted to Family
Services Funeral Parlor.
Luis "Greg" Gregorio Moya Jr.
Greg Moya, age 62, of Eunice, NM, passed away
surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
He was born September 11, 1955 in Willard, NM to Gregorio and
Maria Virginia (Garcia) Moya.
Greg married Nora Hernandez
on April 18, 1980
and they celebrated 30 wonderful years together before her
death in 2010.
“Greg”, as he was known by his friends and
family, was a hard working man.
He had a passion for fixing and restoring vehicles.
Greg was especially proud of his '65 Ford pickup.
Often Greg could be found visiting the mountains, traveling,
fishing, camping, and dancing.
Greg could also be found enjoying naps on the couch after
satisfying his sweet tooth.
He was also an active member of the American Legion.
He is survived by three sons:
Christopher Moya of Eunice, NM, Aaron Mallow of Alamogordo,
NM, and Trey Moya and wife Marisa of Odessa, TX; six brothers:
Joe Moya and wife Imelda of Monahans, TX, Modesto Moya and
wife Norma of Monahans, TX, Frankie Moya and wife Mini of Kermit,
TX, Pat Moya and wife Kim of Corpus Cristi, TX, Gene Moya Sr. and
wife Yolanda of Pampa, TX, and Jesse Moya of Wink, TX, sister:
Mary Ann Lopez of Wink, TX; ten grandchildren:
Rubie Carrasco, Emily Price, Aylin Moya, Damian Mallow,
Jordan Mallow, Aaron Mallow Jr., Julie Anna Moya, Ezekiel Moya,
Micah Moya, and Christopher Moya; and two great-grandchildren:
Elijah Carrasco and Adrian Carrasco.
He is preceded in death by his wife:
Nora Moya; parents: Gregorio and Maria Virginia Moya;
son: Brian Luis
Moya; brother: Jerry
Moya Sr. and three sisters:
Millie Sutton, Berna Briones and Mona Moya.
A Rosary will be held 7:00 pm, Monday, October
2, 2017 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit.
Funeral Mass will be held 1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 3, 2017
at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit, TX, with Father Mark Salas
officiating. Burial will follow at the Monahans Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include: Joe Moya, Modesto Moya, Frankie Moya, Pat
Moya, Gene Moya Sr., Jesse Moya , and Carlos Lopez Jr.. Honorary
Pallbearers will include:
Jerry Moya Jr., Michael Moya, J.J. Lopez, Gene Moya Jr.,
Brian Urias, Christian Moya, Jason Moya, Sean Moya, Colby Moya,
Ruben Briones Jr., and Ricky Joe De La O.
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Osvaldo Sanchez-Hernandez, age 20, of Jal, NM.,
passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 in a auto accident north of
Kermit, TX. He was born February 17, 1997 in Juarez, Chihuahua,
Mexico to Manuel and Estela (Hernandez) Sanchez.
Osvaldo enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed
playing a game of basketball with his friends or getting together to
play video games. Often
he could be found spending time with his girlfriend.
He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes.
Osvaldo frequently took the time to wash the cars of his
friends and family, to make sure everyone was looking good.
He will be missed greatly by those that loved him.
He is survived by his girlfriend:
Karla Flores of Jal, NM; one child on the way; parents:
Manuel and Estela Sanchez of
Jal, NM; brothers:
Victor Sanchez of Jal,
NM., and Daniel Sanchez of Jal, NM; grandparents:
Rosa Maria De La Hoya, Olgan Contrerras, and Atanacio
Hernandez, all of Jal, NM.
A Rosary will be held 7:00 pm, Thursday, October
12, 2017 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, TX.
A funeral mass will be 10:00 am MST, Friday, October 13, 2017
at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Jal, officiated by Father Luis
Rene Lopez. Pallbearers
will include: Manuel Sanchez, Victor Sanchez, Alvaro Valeriano, Jose
Luis Garcia, Fernando Valeriano, and Victor Morales; Honorary
Pallbearers will include: Daniel Sanchez, Alejandro Cordova, Omar
Cordova, Omero Cordova, Jaime Hernandez, Alex Sanchez, Edgar
Sanchez, Spencer Obenhaus, Matt Rodriguez, Chris Rodriguez, Atanacio
Hernandez, and Carlos Hernandez.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services