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Alene Esch

January 9, 1926 — May 21, 2013

Alene H. Esch, beloved wife of Rev. Walter W. Esch, went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2013. She passed from this life at Pecos County Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born in Hempstead County, Arkansas on January 9, 1926 and graduated from hight school in Hope, Arkansas in 1944. She attended college at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas from 19461947. It was during her college experience that she ment a fellow student, Walter W. Esch, whom she later married on January 24, 1949. In 1951, she and Walter moved to Alpine, Texas where,together, they pioneered the First Assemblh of God Church in Alpine in 1954. The church grew from having services in their residence to constructing a new church building where services have been held since 1960. They pastored the church until 1979.

Her professional career included being a Linotype operator for three different newspapers as well as a 27yr career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She didnt officially retire until the age of 70.

Her personal accomplishments included being a loving wife for 64 years and a mother to four children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Porter and Willie Thomas Hair two brothrs, Val Gene Hair and George William Hair and two sisters, Dorothy Mae Anderson and Jewel Dean Fortson. She is survived by her husband Walter W. Esch four children, Rosetta Love Douthitt and husband Tom Thomas Esch Gary Esch and wie Nicole and Rhonda Martinfive grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing was held from 3 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2013 at Geeslin Chapel. Service was at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 25, at First Assembley of God Church in Alpine. Burial was at Elm Grove cemetery. Alpine Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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