Luling, TX — Mozelle Vivian Luedecke 96 of Luling, Texas passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 after a short illness. She was a resident of Hillcrest Manor Nursing & Rehab Center, Luling, Texas. She was born November 24, 1916 in Eldorado, Schleicher County, Texas to William J. Luedecke and Margaret nee Harrison Luedecke.
Miss Luedecke was single and never married. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Bruce, Orville, Clinton and Woodrow Luedecke, and sisters Ruby and Garnette Luedecke and Opal Strickland. Survivors are nephews: John Luedecke of Eldorado, Texas, Orville Luedecke of Eden, Texas, and Joseph Strickland of Tioga, Texas, and nieces: Rosa Calcote and Carol Baumann of Eldorado, Texas, and Rosemarie Myers of Odessa, Texas.
Miss Luedecke was a graduate of Eldorado High School, and attended the University of Texas in Austin, Texas and Barbazon School of Modeling in New York City, New York. She worked in fashion merchandizing, and in Medical Records -Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Funeral services were under direction of O’Bannon Funeral Home of Luling, Texas. Graveside service was Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Eldorado Cemetery. Honorary pall bearers were grand nephews: Sam Luedecke of San Angelo, Jon Calcote of Eldorado, David Strickland of Dallas, Danny Luedecke of Dallas, and Eric, Jason and Kevin Myers of Odessa.
Eldorado-Ruth Evalyn Wright Davis was born October 27, 1923 to Lawrence and Lydia Wright. She attended school in a one-room schoolhouse in the Schertz Community near Wall, Texas. Ruth married Weldon Davis on August 2, 1943. She was a homemaker and spent a lot of time helping Weldon on the farm.
Ruth fiercely loved the Lord and her life reflected her strong personal relationship with Him. She will always be remembered for her beautiful poetry and eloquent prayers. Ruth had many happy memories of church picnics, playing 42 and Skip-Bo with friends, camp meetings at Paisano, and spending time with family.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Weldon, and her four-year-old great-grandson, Max.
She is survived by son J.L. Davis and wife Nancy of Wall, two daughters, Jacque and husband Charlie Wilson of Pearsall and Janet and husband B.J. Rutledge of Paradise, eight grandchildren, Jana and husband John Kennick, James Wilson, Jeremy Rutledge, Julie and husband Chris Hurst, Josh and wife Hannah Rutledge, Janay and husband Bradley Morgan, Kelsey and fiance Aaron Wilson, and Blake and wife Tammy Thomas, as well as nine great-grandchildren.
Ruth is also survived by one brother, Lawrence Wright and wife Nancy of San Angelo and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:00a.m. on Tuesday, January 8 at the First Baptist Church of Eldorado with burial to follow in Eldorado Cemetery. Arrangements are by Kerbow Funeral Home. The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Liz Fuentes for all her help these last few years.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Eldorado or Paisano Baptist Encampment.
Our beloved Mother, Maria Galindo Arispe was born on November 16, 1917 and passed away on October 24th, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents Alexos and Manuelita Galindo, her husband Jesus Arispe, brothers, Jesus Galindo, Severano Galindo, Lupe Galindo, a son Baltazar Arispe and a grandson Jessie Arispe.
She leaves behind three daughters, Gloria Rosas and husband Andres, Cecilia Castillo, Elisa Guana, Lupe Mejia and husband David, Billie Mendoza and husband Alfonso; also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
“We sat beside your bedside, Our hearts were crushed and sore; We did our best to the end, ‘Til we could do no more. In tears we watched you sinking, We watched you fade away; and though our hearts were breaking, We knew you could not stay. You left behind some aching hearts, that loved you most sincere; we never shall and never will Forget you Mother dear.”
Thank you to family and friends who brought food, drinks and so many things that were needed during the loss of our beloved mother. Prayers, phone calls and visits will forever be in our hearts. God bless you all.
Sincerely, Mejia Family, Mendoza Family,
Cecilia Castillo, Eliza Guana
On October 3, 1946, Bedford Peyton Cain III, also known as Beep Cain, was born to Peyton and Alta Cain, in Alpine, Texas. Beep was 66 years old on October 3, 2012, and died on the 9th in Sinton, Texas, where he lived. He had one sibling, Jane Stevens Cain Kosub, of Eldorado, Texas. In 1974, he married Maxie Lynn Wright (now Maxie Houser), and had two children.
He was the joyful father of two children, Channon Christopher Cain of Austin, Texas, and Cara Meredith Cain Davila of Corpus Christi, Texas, and grandfather of Meredith’s 19-month-old twin boys, Cain David Davila and Rocco Alexander Davila. In 4 more days, Beep was to have become the father-in-law of Lauren Marques, upon her marriage to Channon.
Honest and caring, he was a man with a zest for life. He was a runner and inspired others around him to be active. He was an avid reader, stayed connected to world and state issues, and challenged his children to do the same or better. He was thorough and meticulous in his work and extremely effective in his work in development. After graduating from Angelo State University, with a bachelor’s degree in History and Kinesiology, he was hired as Administrative Assistant to the President of Angelo State University, and then attended Texas Tech School of Law.
He left to become a partner in a family farming partnership at Roscoe, Texas. While farming, he accepted a volunteer campaign position for Charles Stenholm in his bid for a congressional seat, and later served two terms as Stenholm’s District Representative. He served as Mayor for about 5 years, coordinating the FEMA, state and local resources during a “100-year flood” of the city in 1980. He was then quoted in the New York Times as having said that if the federal government had sent as many buckets to Roscoe as they had sent briefcases, Roscoe’s flooding problem would have been quickly resolved.
Beep had an admirable career in banking at Texas State Bank in San Angelo. He was hired by the Salvation Army of Texas as a Regional Development Officer and soon was promoted as Director of Development for the State of Texas and relocated to Dallas. In this role he led a team to raise money for Salvation Army causes throughout the state. He was in this position during hurricanes Katrina and Rita and led fundraising efforts to support Salvation Army causes during this critical time.
Beep had served as president of the San Angelo Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow, where he put “service above self”. He also served his church as an ordained deacon of Roscoe’s First Baptist Church. Beep’s home at his death was Sinton, Texas, near Corpus Christi. He will be missed by all, but his influence will live on through generations to come, as his commitments, convictions, and personality were as unique as his nickname, Beep.