PORTLAND-- Louise B. Moser, 84, passed away July 11, 2016, of natural causes. A visitation will be held from 5p.m.-7p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Limbaugh Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016, at St. Christopher’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church with Father Mac Keeble as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Palms Memorial Gardens cemetery.
Louise was born September 6, 1931, in Loraine to Oscar and Elnora Baumann. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Home Economics and a Minor in Pipe Organ. She received her teaching certificate at Texas A&I, Kingsville and a Master’s in Education Administration at Corpus Christi State University.
She taught for several years in Corpus Christi and Portland where she later served as a Supervisor of Special Education. As the first woman principle in the Gregory-Portland School District, she completed her teaching career with 18 years as principle at East Cliff Elementary where, once the program was in place, her school almost always received an Exemplary Rating from the State Education Agency.
She loved educating children, and held dear all those with whom she worked in this endeavor. She also loved classical music and taught piano for many years to many Portland youth. Louise and her husband have been very active in St. Christopher’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, having served as organist for 32 years and also serving at various times as Sunday School Superintendent, President of the St. Elizabeth’s Guild, and as a Vestry member. She was a past president of the church’s chapter of the Daughters of the King.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her younger brother, Melvin.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Albert Richard Moser; her children, Steven Richard Moser; her daughter, Melann Louise Moser Tinning; grandchildren, Sarah Moser (Aaron) Acosta of Houston, David Moser of Monahans, Emily Moser of Houston, Michael Tinning and Andrea Tinning of Portland; one great-grandchild, Harold Acosta; one nephew, Alan Marcom of Lubbock; one niece, Anne Marcom of Dallas; and several dear step-children.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Christopher’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Limbaugh Funeral Home, 500 Wildcat Dr., Portland, Texas 78374 (361) 643-6564 www.limbaughfuneralhome.com.
Eram Sierra Alvarez
COLORADO CITY—Eram Sierra Alvarez, 63, passed away on July 16, 2016 in his home surrounded by his loving family. There will be a private service for Eram at Serenity Memorial Gardens in Midland.
He was born on September 11, 1952 in Colorado City to Filiberto Alvarez and Senaida Sierra. Eram was a very humble and unassuming person that lived his entire life according to the gospels. He was a devoted Catholic and was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Colorado City.
His family and friends were drawn by his genuine love for them and his faith. His family mourns his passing, but they know that God has ended his suffering due to his illness. Eram has crossed the Jordan River, opened the gates of Heaven and has seen the faces of his beloved wife, mother, father, brothers and sisters as they welcome him with laughter and joy to this place of perpetual happiness.
Eram is survived by his children, Adam Cruz Alvarez, Crystal D’Ann Alvarez; sisters, Mary Rios, Linda Melendrez, Mary Lou Sosa, Irma Garcia; brothers, Ruben Alvarez, Rene Alvarez, Daniel Alvarez Sierra, Jose Alvarez Sierra and Alfredo Sierra Alvarez.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Landra Alvarez; mother, Senaida Sierra; father, Filiberto Alvarez; brothers, Eriberto Alvarez, Anastacio Alvarez, Ray Alvarez and Porfirio Rios; his sisters, Ofelia “Mary” Bradshaw and Rosalinda Castillo.