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.
SONORA — Roy Lynn Taylor, 70, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at his home in Kerville. Services were held at Kerbow Funeral home in Sonora on Feb 10th. Jeff Sedberry officiated.
Roy Lynn was born in Eldorado to Clovis Velton and Ada Belle Taylor on March 29th 1941.
Roy Lynn is preceded in death by his parents and a very special Great Grand-daughter, Alyssa Collins.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Sue Taylor, sisters Patsy Kellogg and her husband Charles of Eldorado and Helen Kaye Taylor of San Angelo; brother Velton Taylor and wife Dale of San Angelo; daughter Suzanne Whitworth of Sonora, Georgia Lynn Taylor and Ginger Taylor, both of San Marcos; sons Scott Alley of Round Rock and Steve Alley of Cypress; granddaughters Lindsey Collins of Lubbock, Kaitlyn Alley of San Angelo, Gaile Taylor and Gretta Taylor of San Marcos; grandsons Dalyn Sanders, Caleab Sanders and GT Taylor of San Marcos; great-grandson Nathaniel Childress; and great-granddaughter Shay Boggs.
Roy Lynn grew up in Eldorado, at age 13 worked for Mr. A.T. Wright at his grocery store. After graduating from Eldorado High School he entered the Navy. On his return to Eldorado he worked while with his dad at Clovis Oil Co.
He then started a lifetime career as an electrical technician. Roy Lynn worked for the Southwest Electrical Coop in Eldorado and Big Lake. After moving to Sonora, Roy Lynn worked for Brown Electric, Sutton County Specialties, City of Sonora, WTU and Medina Electrical Coop. He began work with Texas Engineering Extension Service (Texas A&M) as an electrical safety instructor and retired from the Texas A&M System.
Roy Lynn loved fishing and sitting at the poker table with friends and family. Some of his best days were fishing at Rough Canyon at Lake Amistad and the Pecos River. Roy Lynn never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him throughout his life. He always had a smile and a heart of gold to go with it. His wit will never be forgotten. His domino finesse was something to behold, his close friends and family called it “Eldorado Style”.
Honorary pallbearers were Earl Johnson, Eugene Bradshaw, Danny Halbert, Bob Merry, and Moses Hill.
Please consider donations to Cook’s Children’s Medical Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, in care of Alyssa Collins in lieu of flowers.