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Wilbern Alfred Windom, "Windom", 92, passed away, Sept. 30, 2013. He was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Fredericksburg, TX. He was raised on ranches in the Hill Country by parents Wilbern Luellen Windom & Bertha Sophia Schlaudt. After graduating high school in Mason, TX, he moved to Austin, married Janell Rose Smith & joined the Army. He fought in WW II & Korea. He was awarded 2 Bronze Stars and many other commendations. He retired as MSG at Ft. Bliss, his final post, after 20 years of service. In El Paso, where he lived for over 50 years he married J. Lorene Lewis Fields, worked in Civil Service, owned a TV repair business & made many devoted friends. He was a longstanding member of Masonic Lodge in Ft. Benning, GA. Windom is survived by his children, Wilbern Wayne Windom, (widowed by Phyllis Taylor), of Midwest City, OK; James Russell Windom & wife, Jane Cleveland Windom of Austin, &, Rozanne Elaine Windom Reagan & husband, Larry Lee Reagan of Austin. He had 5 grandchildren; Wilbern Phillip Windom, James Russell Essex, Tobin Jane Houston, Rusty Lynn Carroll, Michael Augustine Carrasco, & 1 great grandchild, Kiara Kathleen Carrasco. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Addie Jo Holloway & brother-in-law, Carl Lewis. In accordance with Windom's wishes, he will be cremated. At a later date, the family will celebrate his passing in a private gathering in the Gila Wilderness. The Family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Parson's House, Encompass Home Health, St. David's Medical Center, Hospice Austin, & many others. The Family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice Austin or Therapeutic Horsemanship of El Paso, TX.

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Published in El Paso Times from Oct. 3 to Oct. 10, 2013.
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January 16, 2014
I was just informed of Wilbern's passing and offer to his children our sincere belated condolences. I am,also, a retired Army Master Sgt and served with Wilbern at Fort Bliss TX. We first met in 1958 while attending a Nike Hercules Missile Fire Control school and remained fast friends ever since. We stayed in contact up until several months prior to his death. Wilbern was the epitome of a soldier, tough,brave,loyal and an unblemished reputation.
October 7, 2013
Windom was a solid,"old-school" man of integrity with the kind of values that are still admired, but are hard to find in today's world. He was a great friend & a good horseman and will become a "rider in the sky"! R.C.(Randy) Burt DVM
Randy Burt
October 6, 2013
Wilbern was the first to welcome my brother, Thomas, to Parson's house last year. It was a difficult move and transition for both my brother and our family. Wilbern met us on the first day, helped us carry stuff in and made my brother feel welcome and comfortable. It was always nice to see his smiling face when we visited. He will be missed by all of us.

Bonnie Becker
sister of Thomas Tweedel
October 5, 2013
We are deeply sorry on your loss. He was my parents Fred and Jennie Ruiz's neighbor for over 50 years. RIP Mr. Windom and May God Bless Your family in this time of need. Fred Ruiz Jr. & Family
Fred Ruiz Jr.
October 4, 2013
Thank you for all your service to The Lafayette Water Users Assn from its members.
Rosa Hernandez
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