SONORA — Delores Adams passed away on June 23, 2012, in Junction, Texas. She was born Delores Faye Fish on May 3, 1917, at the family ranch in Kimble County near Fort McKavett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Adams; an infant son; her twin sister, Doris McIntosh of San Angelo; her sister, Willie Evans of Fort McKavett; and brother Clarence Fish of Eldorado.
She is survived by sisters Bernice Williamson of Camp Allison and Frances Edmiston of Eldorado; her son John Q. Adams and daughter-in-law Susie of Camp Allison; her granddaughter, Johnna Shay Thibodeau; and great-granddaughter Reese Riley Thibodeau of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Delores went to the Murr Community Country School and then graduated from Eldorado High School as Valedictorian of her class. She worked for many years at Western Union telegraph in San Angelo, and later enjoyed working with the mentally-impaired at the State Hospital at Carlsbad, Texas.
She was an active worker in the San Angelo West Side Church of Christ and the Cedar Hill Church of Christ near Roosevelt.
She and Gene retired to the ranch on the North Llano River near Camp Allison in 1980. She enjoyed feeding and watching the birds and wildlife. She also greatly enjoyed card and domino games with her relatives, neighbors and friends.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, in Cedar Hill Cemetery near Roosevelt, Texas. Services were conducted by Kerbow Funeral Home of Sonora, with Clyde Dukes officiating.
Eldorado — Frances Thompson Peters passed away June 24, 2012 in Sanford, North Carolina in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Neal Heflin.
Frances was born March 7, 1925 in San Angelo, Texas to Luke and Frances Thompson.
She spent almost 84 years of her life in Eldorado. After graduating as salutatorian from Eldorado High School, she worked in various positions in the community, including secretary at the High School, and then spent thirty-three years at the First National Bank, retiring in 1991.
During World War II she met the love of her life, Elmer (Pete) Peters. They married on January 12, 1946 and were married for fifty-seven years. In addition to their daughter, Kay, they also had one son, Ken.
Frances was an active member of the First Methodist Church and served her church as treasurer for many years. Her other community activities included membership in the hospital auxiliary and serving on the Board of Directors for The Way Off Broadway Players.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, her son, her parents and her brother, Luke (Bubba) Thompson Jr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, her special daughter-in-law, Lesa Ritter and husband Duane, granddaughter, Whitney Heflin
Moss and husband Marcus; grandsons Scott Heflin, Dustin Peters and wife Crystal, Ross Peters and wife Ginger. She was the very proud great grandmother of Parker and Jackson Moss and Mia Tercero and Breyson Peters. She also leaves behind four nieces and a nephew, as well as a myriad of friends in the home town she loved so dearly.
Frances was a devoted and faithful servant to her God and to her family and friends.
She was happiest when in the role of doing something for others.
Visitation with the family will be at Kerbow Funeral Home on Friday between 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Eldorado at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a graveside service.
Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church of Eldorado or charity of your choice.
ELDORADO — Luis Manuel “Popote” Torres Jr. passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 in San Angelo, Tx.
Services were Saturday June 16, 2012 at ll:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with burial in Eldorado Cemetary.
Arrangements were by Kerbow Funeral Home.
Survivors include his father, Luis Manuel Torres Sr. of Ozona; mother Maria Torres of Eldorado; son David Anthony Torres of Sonora; daughters Tina Torres and Savannah Torres of Eldorado; sisters Rosemarie Torres and Sandra Pina of Eldorado; nieces Okshana and Annika Hernandez and Nautika Pina, and nephew Treyton Pina all of Eldorado.
Pallbearers were Hugo Hernandez, Ramiro Perez, Jose Vasquez, Israel Uribe, Santos Trevino and Antonio Contreras.
SONORA — Sherrill Wayne Dannheim,73, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012 at his home in Crockett, Texas.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012, in Kerbow Funeral Home Chapel.
Sherrill was born in Schleicher County on April 12, 1939 to Emil H. Dannheim and Etta Ruth (McDonald) Dannheim. He was the third of three children born to that union.
He was married to Nancy Jane Reed on May 25, 1963 in Sonora.
Sherrill went to public school in the Bailey Ranch Community. He graduated from Eldorado High School, and attended San Angelo Junior College.
He served in the United States Army.
After he and Nancy married, they lived in Austin then they moved back to West Texas and he worked for Southwest Electric Co-op in Eldorado for several years.
When Nancy’s father, Frank Reed died, Sherrill, Nancy, and their only son, Chayse, moved to the Reed Ranch 12 miles south of Sonora where they raised black Brangus cattle and angora goats. They also had ranches in Schleicher County and Crockett, Tx.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Nancy, and his brother Rusty. He is survived by his son Chayse Wayne Dannheim, his grandchildren Maegan and Cody, his sister Wanda Peterson of San Angelo, his sister-in-law Vonnie Dannheim of Eldorado, and nieces and nephews, and by his devoted companion, Mary Eskina.