COLORADO CITY- Edward Carver, 85, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Abilene Regional Medical Center with his family by his side. A funeral service for Edward was held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church of Colorado City with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. A visitation for Edward was held on Thursday, August 18th at the Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Edward was born on April 28, 1931 in Peanut Hill, Arkansas to Christopher and Bessie Moran Carver. He was a wonderful and caring husband who was always there for his family, making sure to teach his boys well. He enjoyed going to church and was heavily involved with activities at Calvary Baptist Church.
In his spare time, Edward was an avid hunter and fisherman, who enjoyed doing almost anything there was to do outside, including gardening. It is said that he had an impeccable green thumb. His woodworking skills were even great enough to build his own home, which was a project that he shared with his sons. He also enjoyed cooking an assortment of snacks and pastries.
Edward is survived by his wife of 66 years, Juanita Carver, whom he married on June 10, 1950 in Eldorado, Arkansas, as well as by their sons, Rick Carver and wife, Cecelia of Colorado City and Benny Carver and wife, Elaine of Beebe, Arkansas. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Christina Gorman and husband, Richard of Orange, Texas, Justin Carver and wife, Candice of Sweetwater, Benjamin Carver of Bossier City, Louisiana, and Carey Carver and wife, Ami of Sweetwater. His sisters, Lilian Curtis of Shreveport, Louisiana and Annie Lou Payne of White Oak, as well as six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, also survive.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Albert Carver and by a sister, Helen Wilson.
Those wishing may pay their condolences online by visiting www.kikerseale.com.
COLORADO CITY- David Arocha Sr., 86, passed away on August 14, 2016 with his family by his side. A mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, August 19th at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Udegbunam. Burial followed in the Mitchell County Cemetery. The family received friends at the Kiker-Seale Funeral Home on Thursday, August 18th with a rosary held at the funeral home.
He was born on April 9, 1930 in San Antonio to Benito and Simona Montalvo Arocha. David was a simple man who enjoyed a simple life, which is why he moved from San Antonio to the Colorado City area.
While here he found employment at Truck Town working the night shift as both dishwasher and kitchen hand. He was also employed by Foam Tex for numerous years. In his spare time he enjoyed planting trees and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Celia and his sons, David Arocha Jr. and Timothy Arocha both of Colorado City, as well as by his granddaughter, Megan Arocha. Also surviving is his sister, Liberty Arocha of Floresville, as well as by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Santos Arocha Sr. and Benito Arocha II.
Those wishing may leave online condolences by visiting www.kikerseale.com.
COLORADO CITY- Laston Brian Stephens, 40, passed away at his home in Colorado City on Friday, August 12, 2016. A funeral service for Laston was held on Saturday, August 20th at the Kiker-Seale Funeral Home with Rev. Jackie Brem officiating. The family was present for a visitation on Friday, August 19th.
He was born on September 22, 1975 in Colorado City to Eddie and Rita Weatherly Stephens. He was a man with a unique personality to say the least. His biggest joys in life were his children, whom he would do anything for.
Laston was a hard worker, but that did not stop him from letting loose and having fun once in a while. His favorite activities were fishing and camping.
Laston is survived by his three children, Damion Huff of Colorado City, Barrett Stephens of Colorado City, and Sera Stephens of Colorado City; and by his grandchild, Hunter Huff. Also surviving is his father, Eddie Stephens; a brother, Jubal Stephens of Colorado City; and his sister, Amber Reid and husband, Shawn of Big Spring.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita.
Those wishing may pay online condolences by visiting www.kikerseale.com.
COLORADO CITY- Gladys Fox, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 21, 2016 with her family by her side. A funeral for Gladys will be held on Thursday, August 25th at 10 a.m. at the Kiker-Seale Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Colorado City Cemetery. The family will be present for a visitation on Wednesday, August 24th from 6-8 p.m. at Kiker Seale Funeral Home.
Gladys was born at her home in Colorado City on April 8, 1928 to Tal and Fredonia McCullough Coburn.
She was a very outspoken person who was not afraid to tell it like it is. She was a woman who got along with everyone that she met, which was a lot of people because she got along with everybody.
She was a very outgoing woman who knew when to crack a joke at just the right time, but she knew how to be stern when needed. This sense of easygoing and her sternness made raising a child something that she did very well. After she was done raising her children she continued on by helping to raise her grandchildren, two of which, Sharee and Starla, she raised until they graduated from Colorado High School.
She was also very strong in her faith, which is a trait that she passed down through the generations to her family. She would take them to church with her at the First Assembly of God in Colorado City of which she was a member and Sunday school teacher. Those that knew her, knew that she was a mighty fine yodeler. In all, Foxy Lady as many knew her, was a loving passionate woman that would do anything for family, community, and friends. In her spare time she enjoyed writing poems, many of which were published in the Colorado Record over the years. The foxy lady was well known for her ironing for the community for several years.
Gladys is survived by her husband, Wallace Stevenson; and by her grandchildren, Sharee Paschall and fiancé, Shawn Thompson of Clute, Starla Casares and husband, Bryan of Colorado City, Johnny Gonzales and wife, Angie of Lake Jackson, Richard Mason and wife, Tonya of Brownwood, Robbie Fox of Lubbock, Marlon Fox and wife, Pamela of Tracy, California, David Fox and wife, Kerry of Oregon, and Gary Fox and wife, Tammy of Oregon. Also surviving are her brother, Martin Coburn and his wife, Susan of Escalon, California.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Robert Fox; her children, Robert J. Fox, Larry F Fox, Machelle Fox Paschall, Julie Fox Clevenger, and Linda Mason, as well as by her grandchildren, Linette Sawyer and Derrick Fox; and by her many brothers and sisters.
Those wishing may pay condolences online by visiting www.kikerseale.com.
COLORADO CITY- Mary Bernadene Partin, 87, passed from this life on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Mitchell County Nursing and Rehab Center in Colorado City. Memorial Services were held at 10:00 am on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Community Church in Kermit with Reverend Royce D. Clay officiating. Honorary Pallbearers included: Tommy Smith, Patrick Partin, Jeff Peck, Linda Smith, Charles Stodghill, and Charlie Stodghill.
She was born in Munday on September 15, 1928 to Bernard and Mary (Rogers) Stodghill. Mary or as everyone called her, Bernadene, was a 50+ year member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She was also a school teacher in Kermit for 33 years.
Bernadene loved to camp, fish, shop, and play bridge. She was a very active member of the Community Church where she was a teacher and piano player. Bernadene loved her grandchildren and was known as Mimi and Nana by all her friends and family.
She is survived by her son, Patrick Partin and wife, Dana of Colorado City; daughter, Amy Peck and husband, Jeff of Divide, CO.; and three grandchildren, Keri Partin, Samuel Peck, and Alex Peck.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Partin; parents, Bernard and Mary Stodghill; and brother, Charles Stodghill.
In Lieu of flowers memorials in Mary’s name can be sent to the Mitchell County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Attn: Activities Director, 1941 Chestnut St. Colorado City, TX. 79512.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fs-fp.com.
Patrick Joseph Terry
PORTLAND, OR- Patrick Joseph Terry, 51, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Pat was laid to rest in a private service on June 16, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born the youngest of six Terry children in Loraine on June 29, 1964 to Dr. Joseph Crane Terry and Mary Lou Ella Rankin Terry. Pat was very important to his family and friends. He was quiet by nature but had a strong presence and in conversation offered much for consideration.
Pat was a 1982 graduate of Loraine High School where he was an accomplished student, active in sports, church and community. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Howard Payne University in Brownwood. Pat worked for many years in the digital print media field in Austin and Portland, Oregon.
He loved his family and his mom, dad, sisters and brothers loved him and knew him as a caring, intelligent, eager and adventurous son and little brother. Pat was active in sports as a young person, especially loving summer baseball.
Throughout his life he enjoyed hiking and camping, was an avid reader, and became a passionate photographer. Pat also enjoyed sharing a good meal and conversation with family and friends. He was always the first to try something new and encouraged others to take the challenge.
Pat is preceded in death by his father, Dr. Joe Terry; his mother, Lou Terry; and his older brother, Scott Jones Terry of DeSoto.
He is survived by two brothers, David Rankin Terry of Hanover, Massachusetts, and Mark Crane Terry of Abilene; two sisters, Elizabeth Terry Howard of Overland Park, Kansas, and Susan Terry Preston of Abilene. Also surviving are many more family members and friends who loved him and were positive influences on his life. Pat will be deeply missed.
SAN ANGELO- Louise Dunn, 98, passed away on August 12, 2016. A graveside service for Louise was held on Tuesday, August 16th at 11 a.m. in the Dunn Cemetery with Doctor Jerry Shields officiating. Richard Norman led in song. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kiker-Seale Funeral Home of Colorado City.
She was born the daughter of Walter and Kate Marshall Wood on May 23, 1918 in Scurry County. Louise was a woman who was always a family first woman, which is why it was no surprise that after graduating high school she met and married the love of her life, Mr. Russell Dunn on December 24, 1937. He preceded her in death on August 21, 1988.
Louise and family settled down in the China Grove and Valley View communities where she spent her years raising her family and helping out on the family farm, always making sure to work hard and to attend church in Buford. Later in life she retired, she and her family moved to Colorado City where she took up a new passion of sewing and making draperies.
Louise is survived by her son, Charles Dunn and wife, Earline of Colorado City and by her daughters, Gayle Patterson and husband, Larry of San Angelo and Jeralyn Hill also of San Angelo. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Dustin Patterson and wife, Julie of San Antonio and Whitney Ramirez of San Angelo, as well as by her great-grandchildren, Mason Ramirez, Rowen Ramirez, and Parks Patterson. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell and by her siblings, Bonnie Brown, Viola Thompson, Jim Wood, and Vergil Wood.