Sept. 9 Obituaries
Teresa Gerreldine Bigham, 64, of Lubbock and formerly of Snyder, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.
Juan Montez, 70, of Snyder, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 in Lubbock.
Funeral service for Mr. Montez will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Monsignor Arsenio Redulla officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
A rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Montez was born on Sept. 19, 1948 in Rotan to Manuel and Delores (Gonzales) Montez. He married Elissa Ramos on April 18, 1967 in Snyder.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Julian Montez.
Survivors include his wife, Elissa Montez of Snyder; two daughters, Lisa Alarcon and her husband, Robert, of Snyder and Denise Ramirez and her husband, Jorge, of Garden City, Kan.; three sons, Jessie Escobedo of Liberal, Kan. and Bobby Escobedo and Ricky Escobedo and his wife, Sandra, all of Snyder; three sisters, Lupe Silvas and Aurora Montez, both of Rotan, and Rosario Thiel of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, Jessie Montez and George Montez, both of Rotan, and Ricky Montez of Aspermont; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.
Myrna Ann Wall passed to her new home on Sept. 7, 2019 in Horseshoe Bay after a 30-year fight with cancer, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was brave and stoic to the end.
Funeral service for Mrs. Wall was held at 11 a.m. today at Marble Falls Church of Christ with Greg Neill, pastor of the Marble Falls Church of Christ, officiating. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pyron Cemetery under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls.
Mourners will meet from 9:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at Bell-Cypert Seale Funeral Home to caravan to the cemetery.
Ann was born on Feb. 26, 1936 in Lamesa to Howard and Daisy Borland. She attended school in Hermleigh, where she met and eloped with the love of her life, Richard L. “Dick” Wall on Jan. 9, 1954. They moved to Lubbock, where Dick played football for Texas Tech. After graduation, they moved to Andrews, where Dick worked for Texaco. The oil company life led them to Crane, Hobbs, N.M. and then to Pampa, where Dick retired as a drilling and production superintendent. They moved to Midland then to Horseshoe Bay. They were blessed with three daughters during those years, Ricci, Paula and Kathy.
Ann’s talents are hard to synopsize. She was brilliant, beautiful, talented, athletic, strong, tough, resilient, resourceful, loving and giving. She was a definitive Type A personality, happy when occupied in any creative endeavor. She painted with oils, and was an amazing clothing designer and flawless seamstress. Her creations were in demand, and she enjoyed doing design and cut work with Ultrasuede, a talent she described in a book she published.
She and Dick were avid gardeners, with beautiful roses being their specialty. They loved traveling the world, including an Alaskan cruise and an extensive European tour.
She was always immaculately dressed in her own creations and her home was flawless. At Christmas, she transformed it into a fairyland scene with her décor and miniatures.
She was a dedicated Christian, teaching Sunday School throughout her life. Her third grade class in Midland at Golf Course Road Church of Christ was legendary, complete with a graduation ceremony and a custom T-shirt for each graduate. She loved greeting people at Marble Falls Church of Christ. People would stand in line for her greeting hug.
She took pride in her appearance and her home, and especially in her children and grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart. Her grandchildren consider her loving guidance the greatest gift of all. She was determined to see her first great-grandchild, and we were all happy to see her accomplish that goal in the weeks before she died.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Daisy Borland; two siblings, U.S. Air Force Col. (Ret.) Melroy Borland and Donna Jones; and by her precious daughter; Kathy, with whom she is now reunited.
Ann is survived by her beloved husband, Dick Wall; two daughters, Ricci Olson and her husband, Larry, and Paula Scott and her husband, Tom; three grandchildren, Kate Wright and her husband, Craig, Leah Coffey and her husband, Brien, and Braden Bliss and his wife, Kari; one great-granddaughter, Brilee Ann Coffey; and by her brother, R. Mike Borland and his wife, Vi Lea.
Pallbearers will be Larry Olson, Tom Scott, Braden Bliss, Brien Coffey, Craig Wright and Mike Borland.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com.