Adalberto Calderon passed away January 28, 2019.

He was born July 17, 1932 to Tomasa and Margarito Calderon in Marathon. The family moved to Marfa in the 1930s.

He attended Blackwell School and graduated from Marfa High School. After graduation, he became a proud Marine during the Korean War. After his discharge, he came to Odessa to begin a 40-year career with the Texas Highway Department.

In his retirement, he enjoyed golfing, traveling and especially going to Reno and Las Vegas to volunteer with the PGA Tournaments.

He was a member of the American GI Forum where he met his future wife, Evelia Evaro. They were married on June 9, 1956.

He was an active member of the American Legion and VFW where he volunteered in the Honor Guard. He is survived by his wife, Evelia, and son, Stephen Calderon; brothers, Margarito, Antonio and Robert Calderon; sister Ella Alvarez; a proud uncle to his nieces and nephews from the Calderon and Evaro families, and his brother-in-law Rogelio Evaro.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rudolph Henri and Johnny Calderon; sister, Elizabeth Rodriguez; brother-in-law Rodrigo Evaro, and Special Bro, Vidal Porras. He will be missed by his many friends and neighbors.

We, the family, thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers.

The Big Bend Sentinel

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Marfa, TX 79843