Maria Gonzalez Quintana, 67, of Midland was called to be home with the Lord on Saturday, May 07, 2016. A rosary was held at 7:00pm on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 1:00pm. Interment followed at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Maria was born on January 6, 1949 to Juan and Ninfa Gonzalez. She was loved because of her generous spirit and pleasant personality.  Her contagious smile and charismatic ways made it very easy to make friends.  Her genuine love for children was translucent.  She worked for MISD and volunteered after work to take care of the children. Despite her illness, she gave us courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life. She enjoyed music and loved to sing.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, Abel Quintana and wife Ginelle Quintana, daughter Veronica Garcia and husband Juan Garcia, son Tony Quintana, daughter Velinda Castillo and husband Robert Castillo. Maria was blessed with seven grandchildren, Jasmine Garcia. Victoria Garcia. Abbigael Martinez, Luis Quintana, Samantha Martinez, Valorie Quintana and Isabella Garcia; a precious great-granddaughter, Jordyn Perez;  her mother Ninfa Gonzalez; sister Virginia Varela; brother’s Felipe Gonzalez, Rafael Gonzalez, Rudy Gonzalez and Juan Manuel Gonzalez.  She was also loved by many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Sipriano Quintana; father, Juan Gonzalez; and sister, Carmela Soto.

The family would like to express their gratitude towards her two caregivers that loved and took care of her, Maria Carrera and Maggie Quiroz.  The family would also like to acknowledge and thank her nurse, Monica, with Angels Home Health and the continuous care and compassion from Dr. PK Patel and the 6th floor nursing staff from MMH is greatly appreciated.

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Victor P. LaVigne, 62 died on May 6 in Dallas.  He was born on December 20, 1953 in Los Angeles to Victor P. Sr. & Dorothy LaVigne.  In his 20’s he met his first wife Marilyn with whom he had his daughter Sheri.  In 1996 Victor met his second wife, Rosa Anchondo in Van Horn where they lived.  He worked at Love’s, Dairy Queen, and Chevron before gaining his CDL and driving for Werner Trucking.  Victor was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend.  Survivors include daughter Sheri LaVigne and husband Victor of Los Angeles.  Veronica Duran and husband Jesse of San Antonio, Vanessa Bravo and husband Sergio of Van Horn, Vivian Anchondo of San Antonio, Valerie Anchondo and Maria Vasquez of  Alpine, and Andrea Vasquez of San Antonio, Marcos Anchondo of Alpine and Francisco Anchondo of Odessa.  He leaves behind siblings and relatives from California,  ex-wife Rosa Anchondo of Alpine and 9 grandchildren he loved dearly.  A farewell ceremony will be held at a later time by the family.


Delia N. Sanchez, 63, passed away in Van Horn on May 9.  She was born to Epunuceno Navarrette and Elfida Hernandez Navarrette in Sierra Blanca on May 12, 1952.  In March of 1968, she met the love of her life, Arturo G. Sanchez and married in Van Horn.  Together they had four children.  Delia worked and retired from CCAISD after 36 years in the cafeteria.

Services for Mrs. Sanchez, are today, Thursday, May 12.  Rosary will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church at 7:00 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 13, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Saul Pacheco officiating.  Burial will immediately follow at Van Horn Cemetery.  Pallbearers serving will be Grandchildren and Honorary Pallbearers will be Cafeteria Staff from CCAISD.

Survivors include her husband Arturo G. Sanchez of Van Horn, sons, Arturo Sanchez, Jr. and Mario Villanueva, Albino and Alicia Sanchez, Alfredo Sanchez, Adrian Sanchez and Mike Rivera all of Van Horn, daughters, Ines Vargas and Jose of Van Horn, Marisol and Emilio Abreo of Van Horn, Stephanie and Harvey Urbina of Andrews, and Ida Mancinas of El Paso.  Brothers, Alex Navarrette of Van Horn, Ismael Navarrette and Lupe of Van Horn, Juan Rivera and Lisa of El Paso, Jose and Sonia Bravo of Lake Jackson, Texas, Luis and Teresa Navarrette of Andrews.  Sisters,  Adelaida Salas and Randy of Van Horn and Irene Rivera of Van Horn.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Epunuceno Navarrette and Elfida Hernandez Navarrette, sisters, Gloria Rivera and Anna Maria Bravo and a brother, Manuel Navarrette.  Service entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, Ft. Stockton.

D.H. Brewster

D.H. Brewster, 89, of Van Horn, died on May 4, in Van Horn.

Visitation was Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 205 Maple Street Church of Christ.

Funeral services held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7 at the Maple Street Church of Christ. Burial followed at the Van Horn Cemetery.  D.H. was born in Spur, Texas to Don and Marie Brewster on August 27, 1926.  He went to school at Spur and Littlefield.  He married Lena Ruth Willingham on August 19, 1946 in Gibtown, Texas.  He attended a couple of semesters at Texas Tech University before being drafted into the Navy for World War II where he was an instructor for Dive Bombing Gear. He was stationed at San Diego.  When WWII was over, D.H. and Ruth bought land and moved to Van Horn.  D.H. was called back to the Navy and stationed at Corpus Christi during the Korean Crisis where he taught Identification Friend or Foe which was a code to identify enemy aircraft.

D.H. was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Marie Brewster, two brothers, Ted and RL Brewster, sisters, Iris New, Gladys Terry, Dorothy Fox, Bessie Phillips and two sons Delwyn and Rolan Brewster.

D.H. is survived by his wife, Lena Ruth, son Lane & wife Beth, daughters Becky Guidry & husband Glenn, Twyla Perry & husband Forrest, a daughter in law Susan Brewster.  Grandchildren Dan (Michele), Desirae, Justin, Richard (Cynthia), Jared (Kim), Cade (Holly), Tyler, Colin. Great-Grandchildren Noie, Owen, Dylan, Cody, Kasen, Jazmin, Alize, Tristin, Sebastian.

Pallbearers were Dan Brewster, Desirae Brewster, Jared Guidry, Cade Guidry, Tyler Brewster, Colin Brewster, Justin Bragg, and Richard Bragg.

Honorary Pallbearers are all that carry D.H. in their hearts.

The family of  D.H. wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Ed Garner, Culberson Hospital nurses, laboratory staff, office staff, ancillary staff, EMS, Susan Brewster, and Clinic staff.

The family has entrusted Heritage Funeral Home of Van Horn with funeral arrangements.

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