Richard Lawrence Foreman, age 53 of San Angelo, Texas passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022 at his residence. Richard was born in San Angelo on December 19, 1968 to parents Thomas Richard Foreman and Patsy Ann Upshaw.
Richard or as his family affectionately referred to him “Shorty” was a loving father, grandfather, son and friend. He was a talented welder with a passion for his job. On a few occasions, he taught a welding class at Texas Tech. Richard enjoyed cooking but especially barbecuing. He was crowned Grand Champion at one of many barbecue cook-offs. He had a big heart and loved his family. When he was eight years old he stood up to much older bullies to protect his older brother. Richard was protective and kind. He loved God. Richard will forever be missed by those who knew and loved him.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Andrea Bridges and; father, Thomas Richard Foreman. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Patsy Dowling and husband Robert; son Andrew Moody and wife Brittany; daughters Kaleigh Carr and husband Stephen; Brianna Merritt and husband Lucas; Staci Clayton and husband Brandon; step-daughter Stephanie Cooper and husband Adam; brother Thomas Foreman and wife Teresa; sisters Dawn Forman and husband Scott Benson and Nelda Foreman; and thirteen grandchildren. In addition, he leaves behind numerous other loving family members and friends.
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” – A.A. Milne
Donna Jordan, 77, went to join the lord on March 30th 2022, peacefully at her home in San Angelo, TX surrounded by her loved ones.
Donna was born in Pueblo, CO on 31 July 1944 to Jesse and Nellie Jordan. She was a proud mother of 7: Ricky, Jesse, Bryan , Loyed, Gina, Lisa and Jason. She was a grandmother to 19: Ricky, Mary, Nick, Shannon, Sarah, Jesse, Misty, Whittney, Tori, Krystal, Katie, Maggie, Chris, Cody, Scott, Kyle, Alex, Renee, and Elizabeth.
Donna was a God fearing woman. Her favorite thing to do was to read her bible, spread the word of God and to pray for others. She enjoyed her final days by caring for her puppy Starski.
Donna's cheerful attitude and bright smile will be missed by so many.
On March 18, 2022, Michael Edward McAlexander closed his eyes permanently on this earth to open them for an eternity looking into the eyes of our Father in Heaven's Kingdom. Michael "Mike", my Daddy was able to walk, run, and jump without pain or anguish for the first time in such a long time with his heavenly body. For this brings us hope and joy, that no matter how much longing and want for those that are already in the Promised Land, what we have to look forward to. Michael was born on May 16, 1951 to Dr. Edward J. McAlexander and Marjorie Marie Bieber McAlexander here in San Angelo. His parents and his younger brother Mark, were there to welcome him home. Awaiting to join him some day, his daughter Lori Ann Lara and son-in-law Sean, his twin grandchildren, Lawson and SkyeLee Lara, and his oldest brother Patrick McAlexander of Dallas. Mike aka "George" (to name a few) was a Pressman by trade and during his younger years worked for Dallas Morning Newspaper, Standard Times, and Livestock Weekly/Publisher's Web. Michael's pastimes were watching the Three Stooges, listening to Music from the 50-70's, the Family Feud (with Steve Harvey), and at one point a Bingo Godfather at the center that he lived in. However, his greatest passion was knowing he was "PapPo" to his twin grandbabies. As his daughter, I would like to take the time to recognize the nursing home field for their underappreciated-often overlooked dedication to the industry.
Whether it be house keeping, laundry services, aids, maintenance, food services, and nurses, it takes a network of compassion to look out for our loved ones. Thank you. In honor of my Dad, please take a moment to watch The 3 Stooges, listen to the Rolling Stones, play a game of Bingo, enjoy a Dr. Pepper and more importantly invite the Lord into your heart. In favor of his wishes, there will not be any services. The family welcomes anyone to Lori's home at 3102 Edgewood Dr. Friday, March 25th from 2-6pm to share thoughts and memories. The list of caregivers that tended to my father throughout the years at San Angelo Nursing and Rehab is extensive and I hold all of you dear to my heart and will be forever grateful for. "When Christ, who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory." Col 3:4
"Toni Denise Jones (Crawford) left her earthly home on August 25, 2020, to be in the arms of her savior, Jesus Christ.
Toni was born October 30, 1955, to Henry & Ann Crawford. She was the oldest of four children and her siblings adored her. Toni graduated from Permian High in 1974. She spent most of her career in outside sales. She loved to cook, spend time with family & friends, and her cherished fur babies, Cha-Cha, Rowdy & Aspen. She was mother to Jeremy and Amber and her children were her world.
Toni is preceded in death by her parents, Henry & Ann Crawford, and several aunts & uncles. She is survived by daughter, Amber Shastid of Austin and son, Jeremy Shastid of San Angelo; brothers Mike Crawford/Charla, Larry Crawford/Sandy (all of Odessa); sister Shrea Moorhouse/Dee of Midland; aunt and best buddy, Pat Masse/Les of San Angelo; and many nieces & nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 27, 6:30-8:30 at 4 Maravilla Circle, Odessa.
Celebration of life will be Friday, August 28, 10:30am at Crossroads Fellowship, 6901 East State Hwy 191, Odessa, TX
The family is forever grateful to our precious angel we call Aunt Pat & all the many doctors and nurses that cared for Toni."
Richard “Del” McAllister died peacefully surrounded by his family on July 2, 2020, in Christoval, TX at the age of 69, after a brief
battle with cancer. Del was born on April 7, 1951, in San Angelo, TX to Otis and Ruth McAllister. He graduated from Lake View,
High School in 1969. He was a beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Del is survived by his mother, Ruth McAllister of Brenham, TX; his children, (son) Randall McAllister and Amanda of Christoval, TX, (daughter) Heather Silfies and Ryan of Oakley, CA, (daughter) Amber Braun and Tom, of Corsicana, TX, (son) Preston McAllister of Brentwood, CA; his grandchildren, Lynze Silfies, Hagen McAllister, Colten McAllister, Westen McAllister, Heidi Braun, Hunter McAllister, Charley Braun, Heath McAllister, Brooke Silfies and Paul Silfies; siblings, (brother) David McAllister and Candy of Ft.
Davis, TX, (sister) Jane Hill and Jackie of Brenham, TX, (brother) Randy McAllister of San Angelo, TX, (sister) Vicki Boyd and Bob
of Tyler, TX. Many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Otis McAllister, of San Angelo, TX.
The family is planning a memorial in October, the exact date and location will be announced at a later time due to all the current
health restrictions. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Del’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to West Texas Boys
Ranch, 102223 Boys Ranch Rd, San Angelo, TX 76904. The family would like to thank everyone for the support and kind words
during this time.
Heavenly Father, I pause, mindful of the many blessing You have bestowed upon me, I ask that You will guide me in my
life. Help me, Lord, to live my life in such a manner that when I make that last ride to the country up there, where the grass
grows lush and the water runs cool, that You’ll take me by the hand and say,
“Welcome home COWBOY.”
Vallie Belann Richardson left to be with our Lord and Savior on
June 9, 2020. She was born in Brady, Texas to Elmer and
Luzelle Flemming on October 12, 1949. Belann graduated from
Brady High and later attended Angelo State University. She
made San Angelo, Texas her home in 1984 where she raised
four beautiful children.
Belann dedicated her life to the betterment and service of
others. She spent years working for the ICD Family Shelter,
Williams House, San Angelo Detox Center and Community
Medical Center. Belann’s devotion to her community was only
outshined by her devotion to her family. Anyone who needed a
mother found one with Belann. She married Harvey Richardson
in 1972 and together they had four wonderful children; Rachel, Kimberly, Anthony and Jason.
Through her marriage she was blessed with six more children; Kenneth, Timothy, Elaine,
Beverly, Joe and Christie. As the matriarch of our family, Belann was instrumental in the
up-bringing of her grandchildren, often serving as caregiver and roll model.
Belann is survived by her sister Tony Brown and husband Bob Brown of Lufkin, Tx. Her children
Rachel (Clint) Bollier of Oddessa, Kimberly (Charles) Robertson of San Angelo, Anthony
(Ashley) Richardson of Brady, and Jason Richardson of San Angelo. Her step son Timothy
(Kaylen) Richardson of Brady, Joe (Jessica) Richardson of Odessa, step daughter Beverly Flint
(Tony) of Brady, and Christi (David) Morton of Brady. She leaves behind her grandchildren
Mycah Crawford (Michael), Christopher Allgeier (Janette), Justin Wallace (Brennan), Megan
Allgeier, Tyler Wallace, Charlene Robertson (Jason), Summer Richardson, Christian
Richardson, Mackenzie Robertson, Julie Richardson, Lena Richarsdon, and Oakley Robertson.
Six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father, her brother T. Flemming, her niece Dena
Brown, a grandson Sebastian Richardson, her step son Kenneth Richardson and her step
daughter Elaine Roberts.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at The Cowboy Church 4015 N
Chadbourne ST, San Angelo, Texas 76903. Please join us for fellowship at 11:30 with the
service to begin at 1:00 pm.
Robert Wheeler Lower, Jr. 12/26/1942~04/13/2020 Robert “Bob” Wheeler Lower, Jr. was born December 26, 1942 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Bob lived life to the fullest and pursued excellence in all he did. This passion for excellence, applied to the pursuit of his many hobbies, made him a scratch golfer, bowler, pro performance sports car driver where he won many SCCA Regional championships, while also competing in IMSA endurance races.
He was also a Master Falconer for the past 27 years. He not only owned and trained many species of hawks, but also worked as the Royal Falconer for the Medieval Times Dinner Theater in both Maryland and Texas where he enjoyed speaking with guests, educating them on the art of falconry, and providing falconry demonstrations for the many crowds.
Bob worked for United Airlines for over 31 years in customer service and air freight. In addition, he earned both his private and commercial pilot’s licenses.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert and Margaret, and brother, Billy.
He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 56 years, Judith “Ski” Lower; his children, Rob (Julie), David (Laura), and Tracy (Michael); his six grandchildren (Cameron, Tyler, Alesha, Grace, Brody, and Colton); sisters, Judy (George) and Patricia, and niece, Samantha.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held with family and friends at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice in Bob’s memory. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.westtexascremation.com.
Johnny Sanders, born in Muleshoe, TX, on August 18, 1943. Went to be with the Lord in San Angelo, TX, on March 15, 2020 at the age of 76. Johnny serviced his country in the US Army from 1963 to 1965; after which he was a cowboy, meat cutter, police officer, and fireman. When he retired his favorite hobbies were singing karaoke and fishing. He is survived my his loving wife, Margie, of 43 years of the home. His loving daughter, Bobbie, husband Jimmy Martin of San Angelo. Brothers Tommy, Joe, Ronnie, & William Sanders. Sisters Susan Way & Jimmie Kay Peters. Grandchildren Britni Dozier & John Martin. And 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Utah Carl Sanders, mother, Bessie Marie Sanders, and two brothers, Jimmy & Jackie Sanders. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Grape Creek Baptist Church.
William Clayton "Billy" Walls, 50 passed away Wednesday February 19, 2020 at his residence. Billy was born August 13th, 1969 in McCamey, TX to Charlie Ray Walls and Patricia Gayle Campbell. Billy was a cowboy and truck driver by trade and spent many years and logged many miles doing what he loved. He is preceded in death by his parents Charlie Ray Walls and Patricia Gayle Campbell. Billy is survived by his wife and Love of His Life Pamela "Pam" Brazeal Walls, siblings Rhonda Gayle Stephenson and husband Rocky Richardson, Charline Raydale Friend and husband Joe, Wilson Ray Walls and wife Karen, Richard Joe Banks and wife April , children Christina Walls Garcia, William Traeton Walls, Andrew Minton Walls, Kai Novak, stepchildren Breanne Blair, Brayla Gesch, grandchildren Devlin Garcia, Kamlyn Garcia, step grandchildren Sarah Sertain and Keegan Fischer and many very special nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. There will be a celebration of Billy's life to be determined at a later date.
Margaret Coker stepped from this world into Heaven, Saturday February 15, 2020. Her family was beside her along with the Bronte Health & Rehab staff.
Margaret was born in Oklahoma and bless her heart she was proud of that, but moved to Friona, Texas where she graduated and married Paul in 1957.
Margaret was able to stay at home and take care of her kids when they were in school.
Margaret and Paul lived in several places. From Friona, Texas they moved to Phillipsburg, Kansas. From there they spent time in Dumas, Texas; Scott City, Kansas; Hereford, Texas; Dimmitt, Texas; Ruidoso, NM; and Muleshoe, Texas.
After Paul died in Amarillo, Texas, Margaret began working at Bealls, then after a time in Ruidoso, NM near son Mike, returned to Amarillo and worked at Randall County Feedyard.
Margaret found out she had lung cancer. She had surgery to remove it and remained cancer free. However, she was diagnosed with COPD and she spent the next years in the Cleburne/Mansfield are, where she was near daughter Stacey’s family and son Mark’s family. Each year the flare ups were harder to rebound from stays in the hospital.
In October 2019, Margaret moved to Bronte, Texas to live with daughter and son-in-law, Shayla & Ross. She was moved into Bronte Health & Rehab where she remained until taking her last breath.
Margaret always was “put together”, she took pride in looking nice and being active.
She was always involved in all events especially to cheer on and/or watch one of her grandkids!
Margaret loved to sing and attend church to fellowship and worship her Lord & Savior.
Family was the most important thing to Margaret. She loved whole heartily and wanted to spend time with family. She loved attending family reunions and activities involving her grandkids motor cross races, go kart racing, football, volleyball and Starbucks trips with grand daughters and of course shopping. She was able to keep up with family & friends via Facebook.
Predeceased by the love of her life, Paul in 1997.
Margaret is survived by her children; Mike Coker & wife Loretta of Ruidoso, NM; Shayla Armstrong & husband Ross of Bronte, TX; Mark Coker & wife Christy of Mansfield and Stacey Ibarra of Cleburne, TX; her three sisters Betty Smith, Darla Shelton and husband Jerry, Barbara Grimsley and fiance Brad; three brothers, Gaylon Rhodes and wife Shelby, Wayne Rhodes and wife Judy, Howard Rhodes and wife Belinda; brother Cleatus Rhodes (deceased).
Margaret was also survived by 10 grandchildren and many grand dogs; 16 great grandchildren.
There will be a Memorial Service held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Friona Cemetery in Friona, Texas, 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Bronte Health & Rehab 900 State St, Bronte, TX 76933
The family can’t express the gratitude they have for the staff that cared for mom at Bronte Health & Rehab along with Kindred Hospice staff.
Donna Howard Howell passed away January 18, 2020. She was born in Gorman, Texas on July 4, 1948 to Odell and Edith Howard. She loved to read and was devoted to her beloved animals Taz, China, Sassy and Frankie. She was known for her sense of humor and mischievous nature. She is survived by her daughter Jo Karen Hampton Schmidt of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Grandchildren Brittany Geideman and husband Ian of Olmsted, Ohio and Joshua Schmidt of Mason, Ohio. She had one great grandson Perscott Geideman. She is also survived by her sister Sonia Heidenheimer and husband Joe of Ballinger and brother Gary Howard and wife Donna of Rowena and nieces Hannah Heidenheimer, Lindsey Heidenheimer and Laura Dieringer.
Special friends that will miss her are Diane Burris, Lindsey Graham, Cenny Flores and Tilly Chandler as well as employees of Answer Angelo where she worked for many years. Thanks also to Barbara Hesse who enabled her to have a safe place to live.
Special thanks and gratitude to Dr. John Harvey for years of patience and expert care.
Life was never the same for Buddy Otto after his beloved wife, Bonnie, died in June 2018. There doesn’t seem to be a better word than “devoted” to describe their love, but there should be. They faced each of their many debilitating health challenges with love and support and lifted each other up with prayer and unwavering faith. When Bonnie could fight no more, Buddy was forced to go it alone. Now, they are reunited.
Oliver Harold “Buddy” Otto, Jr., died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at Shannon Hospital after a long battle with lung disease. He was born in San Angelo, TX, February 24, 1954, the son of Oliver H. “Mick” Otto and Sarah Yaggy Otto. After graduating from Central High School he moved to Austin, TX, to continue his education and then moved to Albuquerque, NM, where he met his future, Bonnie Weeks.
And their love story began. They were married in 1974 and moved to Christoval, TX, in the late 1980s. They loved God and their families and raised their voices in praise whenever possible with Bonnie’s sweet voice leading the vocals.
In addition to his parents and wife, Buddy was preceded in death by his brothers, Dr. Robert Michael Otto and Walter Donald Otto. Survivors include his sister, Sarah “Sally” Ray and her husband, Dr. Phil Ray, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins, all of whom were special to him. And they loved him very much.
Funeral service will be at The Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, Mount Carmel Hermitage of Christoval, Alpha-1 Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
Rebecca Carol (Martin) Hodges, 57, from San Angelo, went to be with the Lord on December 8, 2019 after a battle with renal disease. There will be no services at this time.
Rebecca was born September 7, 1962 in Longview, Texas to Walter Ray and Carolyn Rose Spain Martin. She graduated from Central High School in 1980 and worked in the healthcare field. She graduated with her Associates degree in 1996 and worked as a LVN at Shannon Medical Center and Riverside Nursing Home. She also worked at Zesch & Pickett Insurance.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her grandparents Weldon & Virginia Martin and FS & Janie Spain. Survivors include her parents Ray and Carolyn Martin, daughters Caitlin Hodges and Carly (Chad) Hoffpauir; grandchildren Dillon Hoffpauir, Avery Boatright, Kason Rutledge, Kylie Hoffpauir, Harper Hoffpauir and Cooper Hoffpauir; sister Jill (Randy) Fontenot; nephews Nathan (Kalie) Fontenot and Collin Fontenot.
The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for their care of Rebecca along with Dr. John Harvey, Dr. Chris Barnett, Dr. Amin Parhizgar and Dr. John Stevenson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
John Russell Cannon was born on November 7, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas to Frank and Mary Cannon. He passed away on November 4, 2019.
Services will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Belton Methodist Church.
Melissa Meza was born on March 31, 981 in Rota, Spain to Cynthia and James Ott. She is survived by her sisters Amy T. White, Sherrie Owens, Suzanne Bullock, and brother Doug Ott; Sons James Taylor Ott, Alejandro James (AJ), and Xavier Ray; Daughters Abigail Diane, Shianne Elizabeth, and Dixie Rae.
Will be doing a memorial for Missy at a later date to be announced to family and friends. Any questions can be directed to her sister Amy Tara White
Josephine Valdez, age 60, of San Angelo Texas lost her courageous battle to cancer on November 2, 2019. Josephine was born in Pleasanton, Texas on November 13, 1958. Throughout her childhood she lived in Winters, Texas and Ypsilanti, Michigan. At the age of 17 she moved from Michigan to Sonora, Texas where she married Merced Valdez Jr. and had 3 daughters. In 1993 her husband passed away and she became a widow. In 1998 she moved to San Angelo, Texas where she lived for 21 years. She loved living in San Angelo and enjoyed shopping and going to movies with her family and friends. She was always full of life and enjoyed making people smile. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Jovita Mancha. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Martinez & husband Lonnie Martinez; Monica Valdez, Marissa Parras & husband Alonso Parras; sister, Rosa Villarreal; sister, Lilly Trevino and husband Anastacio Trevino; sister Amelia Cortez; sister, Mary Pena; sister, Margie Segura and husband Felix Segura; sister, Eva Granado; and brother Edward Mancha Jr.; granddaughters Kaitlyn Martinez and Juliana Sandate; grandsons, Brandon Martinez, Matthew Martinez and Elijah Parras, Nikko Coria-Parras including numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many friends.
Shaffer Funeral home complied with Josephine’s wishes to be cremated and not to have a service. The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and love, at this time of loss. God bless each and every one of you. A very special thank you to Hospice of San Angelo and Visiting Angel’s home healthcare, Dr Cerna and Dr. Cheruku for all their support through this difficult time.
Stacey Colleen Miller Franke, 51, of San Angelo, Texas passed away September 30, 2019. Stacey was born October 14, 1967 in Hunstsville, Texas to Harold C. and Colleen H. Miller. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Darrel and Lovejoy Miller and Sidney Harlow and Aileen Holdredge.
Stacey is survived by husband, Bruce Franke; son, Dallas Josiah Franke; son, Taylor Harlow Franke; daughter, Sydney Colleen Franke; she is also survived by parents Harold and Colleen Miller; brother, Harold Scott Miller of Oklahoma.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice of San Angelo for all their love and support through this very difficult time. Donations can be made to Hospice of San Angelo or a charity of your choice.
A celebration of life will be held on October 19, 2019 at St. Luke United Methodist Church in San Angelo, Texas at 11:00 am.
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