Obituaries (12/10/2011)

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MONAHANS – Floyd Turpin, age 88, formerly of Monahans passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011 in Odessa. He was born April 8, 1923 in Fort Worth, Texas.  There are no services at this time.  Under the direction of Harkey Funeral Home. Survivors include: wife: Robye Turpin of Odessa; son: Floyd Turpin, Jr. of Joshua, Texas; daughters: Clara Slake of Burleson, Texas and Judy Hartman of Joshua, Texas; brother: Warren Turpin of Las Angeles, California; 9) grandchildren; 11) great-grandchildren and 2) great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, 4) brothers and 1) sister. Was a Master Sgt in the U.S. Army for 28 years.  Served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He also was in the Rotary in Socorro, New Mexico, Car Club in Socorro, New Mexico and Monahans and a Medical  Investigator for 11 years in Socorro, New Mexico.

ROMERO – Benito M. Romero, 86, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2011 in Socorro, New Mexico surrounded by his loving family. Benito was born on March 22, 1925 in La Mesa, NM to Zacarias and Altagracia (Madrigal) Romero. He is survived by his daughters, Esther R. Myers and husband, Faustino; Frances Smith; Toni Holcomb and husband, Grant; son, Phil Romero and wife, Roberta; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He is also survived by many, nieces and nephews. Benito was a World War II veteran; a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army. After service discharge, he moved to the San Antonio area and resumed his life in agriculture, farming until he retired in 2010. He was active on the ASCS committee as a board member and also served a term on the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District board. Benito was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Jennie Vivian, five brothers, and one sister. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 8:30 AM at San Miguel Catholic Church followed by a Mass of Resurrection, which will be celebrated at 9:00 AM with Father Andrew Pavlak as Celebrant. Interment will take place in the San Antonito Cemetery following the services. Pallbearers are Benito Romero III, Kris Gonzales, Pablo Romero, Robert Smith Jr., Seferino Esquivel, and Augustin Romero. To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Benito’s care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St., Socorro, New Mexico, 87801. 575-835-1530