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1936 Benjamin 2016

Benjamin Morales

February 1, 1936 — January 20, 2016

Benjamin G. Morales, of Marfa, Texas, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2016 while surrounded by his loving family. He was 79 years old.

Born in Ruidosa, Texas, on February 1, 1936. He was the son of Luis and Josefa Morales.

He worked as a foreman for the Hester Brite Ranch. He was always seen in neatly pressed jeans, cowboy boots, and cowboy hat. In the midst of his 54 years of work, he was given the honor of being inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame. He was a strong, rugged hand man who loved the Lord. He was a member of First Baptist Church Marfa. He was first and foremost a family man; the fearless leader of his family, a loving and caring husband to his wife, and a supporter and comforter to his children and grandchildren. His great loves were being a cowboy, eating chocolate candy and supporting the Marfa Shorthorns.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, doting grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his son, Robert R. Morales and his brothers Sam and Adan Morales. In addition to his loving wife, Benjamin is survived by two daughters; Mary Alice Hughes and her husband Thomas Hughes and Yolanda Morales. His six grandchildren, Javier Castro and his wife Samantha Castro, Elizabeth Castro, Benjamin Castro, Robert Morales, Isabella Morales and Diego Jurado and great granddaughter Julianna Morales, daughter of Robert Morales and Elexsis Subia.

A celebration of his life was held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Marfa, Texas. Interment took place at Merced cemetery, Marfa, Texas. alpine Memorial Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were his beloved grandchildren.

Honorary Pallbearers were Lourdes Aguirre, Felipe Castillo, Leo Carrillo, Jimmy Martinez, Ike Brakin, Jim White Jr., Bubba Glosson and Albert Salcido.

Condolence may be sent to


First Baptist Church
205 N. Austin
Marfa, TX  79843
Friday, January 22, 2016
4 to 8 p.m.


Funeral Service

First Baptist Church
205 N. Austin
Marfa, TX  79843
Saturday, January 23, 2016
11 a.m.


La Merced Cemetery
West San Antonio
Marfa, TX  79843
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