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.

Louis Galanter, born on Aug. 18, 1928, died on May 29, 2018. Louis was the owner and operator of Cortez Jewelers in El Paso, Texas, for 49 years. He was active in the company’s daily operations up until this year.

Kenneth Lebron Wells entered into the hands of his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the age of 75.

Sometime, on the night of June 5, Mom reached down from Heaven, grabbed Dad’s hand, and said, “Let’s dance!”

Sallee Annette Birkelo went to be with our Lord on May 26, 2018, in McAllen, Texas.

Richard P. “Dick” Holmes was born on Dec. 19, 1923 in El Paso and resided there 78 years, later moving to Bloomington, Illinois, and then to Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2012.

Charles Jerome Ward, 83, passed away on April 29, 2018, while on a golf trip surrounded by his friends. He was an avid golfer. Charlie was born in Charleston, South Carolina and moved to El Paso in 1942. He graduated from Allen Military Academy and owned and operated Ward Motor Clinic until …

Carol Lee “Sally” Radebaugh passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the age of 85. She was a loving sister, aunt and friend and will be greatly missed. Sally was a graduate of Texas Tech University where she served as the first president of the sorority, Pi Beta Phi. She spent her career…

Edwin “Corky” Burt III died at his Oklahoma ranch on Feb. 25. Corky was one-of-a-kind, an individual to his core and a dedicated rancher. Animal husbandry was second nature to him, and he raised many fine horses and cattle and cared for dozens of abandoned dogs. He was true to himself and di…

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