Vernon Pape

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Vernon Allen Pape HOBBS, NM- Vernon Allen Pape, Sr., 83, of Hobbs passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Hobbs. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Hobbs with Reverend Darren Skinner officiating. Mr. Pape was born on January 26, 1929 in Texon, Texas to Delbert and Lura Pape. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He married Ruth Walker in 1948 in Odessa and they celebrated over 64 years of marriage. Mr. Pape retired from Union Supply Company after 35 years and worked for Watson Oilfield Supply in Eunice for 10 years. He loved his dog, Docker. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother and sister. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of the home; daughter, Elayne Hanson and husband Ernie of Midland; sons, Vernon Pape, Jr. and wife Janie of Hobbs, Steven Pape and wife Pam of Arlington, and David Pape and wife Tana of Lubbock; brother, Kerry Pape; grandchildren, Samuel Grimes and wife Joy, Tadd Grimes and wife Krickett, Michelle Pape and husband Jimmy Henson, Nicole Grant and husband Chad, Vernon A Pape, III, Jordan Pape and Jacob Pape; and three great-grandchildren.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 22, 2013
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