Former El Paso native Gregg Peck, a world-ranked top professional racquetball player and 2020 Racquetball Hall of Fame inductee, went home to heaven on May 4, 2020.

William (Bill) Pearce Hooten died peacefully in his sleep and went to be with the Lord in El Paso on May 1, 2020. He was 95.

Jowauna passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of March 13, 2020, with her devoted husband of 42 years, Jim, by her side.

Joan Ferguson Coleman passed away on Feb. 27 at the home of her daughter, Shelli Ferguson, where she was lovingly cared for the last month of her life after suffering devastating injuries from a fall. She was 90 years old.

Born May 16, 1930, to Alex and Fay Cox, in Beeville, Texas, Bob passed away on Sept. 18, 2019, after a long bout with Alzheimer’s.

R.A.D. Morton III, age 62, of San Diego and El Paso, died unexpectedly on Jan. 19, 2020, at Scripps Memorial Hospital of complications due to diabetes.


Bob Wade, a Texas artist whose 40-foot-long iguana sculpture once perched atop the Lone Star Cafe in Manhattan and whose 63-foot-high saxophone lured patrons to a blues nightclub in Houston, died Dec. 24 at his home in Austin.

Bettie Alice (Spires) Tritton of El Paso, Texas, born in Midland, died peacefully on December 23, 2019. Bettie was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie George Spires and her daughter Elizabeth Alice (Libby) Tritton.

Ernest Barnard Polk, known as Nardy to family and friends, died Dec. 21 at age 71 in El Paso. The son of the late Sue Jackson Polk and Hibbard Glenn Polk, Nardy was born and raised in El Paso. He graduated from Austin High School in 1966, where he was the class valedictorian, All Austin Boy …

Evern R. Wall, a former longtime president of El Paso Electric Company, died on Nov. 5. He was 86.

Leo Marcus Fry Jr., known by everyone as Marcus, entered into the hands of his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the age of 70.

October 22, 1995- April 26, 2016

On April 11, 2019, after a prolonged illness, Marolyn Peterson Semple closed her eyes on this world and opened them in the next.

Maureen Beth (La Rue) McClain passed away on March 9, 2019, at the age of 72.

Dr. Ronald “Ron” Adelbert Gum fought the good fight with grace and courage over many years until, peacefully slumbering, he succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease while living out his final days at Holmes Park Hospice House in Medford, Oregon.

“For that dash represents all the time that he spent alive on earth, and only those who loved him know what that little line is worth.” – “The Dash,” by Linda Ellis

Elizabeth (Betty) Young Taber has left her earthly body and is now enjoying eternal life free at last from all pain and afflictions in the presence of God the Father and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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