Alberto M. "Beto" Morales, 90, of Big Spring, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at his residence, surrounded by his loving daughters and brother. |
Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Myers and Smith Chapel. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born June 6, 1926, to Genobebo Morales and Petra Mesa Morales in Clovis, N.M. He married Tomasa Montanez on Nov. 5, 1955, in Ft. Stockton, Texas. She preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 1984. He moved to Big Spring in 1958 from Ft. Stockton.
Beto was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II and Korea. He worked in civil service starting in 1958. First, he worked at the VA Medical Center, then at Webb Air Force Base, where he was the groundskeeper foreman at the golf course. He retired when the base closed in 1976.
Always a man of faith, he was a Cursillista and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Beto enjoyed the outdoors, working in his garden, building benches, or just taking two boards and making something useful out of them. He also loved to do Word Search puzzles, play solitaire on his iPad, read the newspaper, and watch cowboy movies. His favorite time was when his daughters were at home together. We will miss his dry wit and sense of humor.
Alberto is survived by four daughters, Lupe M. Gonzalez of San Antonio, Amelia Garcia of San Antonio, Nora Morales of Big Spring, and Dora Calderon and husband Javier of Austin; one brother, Juan Morales and wife Elida of Ft. Stockton; one grandson, Albert D. Gonzalez of San Antonio; and several, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Petra M. Ramirez; one son-in-law, David S. Garcia that he loved like a son; and one grandson, Michael A. Gonzalez (age 19) who he said had gone too soon.
Arrangements are by Myers and Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com.
Published in Big Spring Herald on Nov. 3, 2016