David Richard Delaney

David Richard Delaney  Age: 44  Tour: 10 years  End of Watch: November 2, 2012

David Richard Delaney

Age: 44

Tour: 10 years

End of Watch: November 2, 2012

David was born on September 3, 1968 in Miami, Florida to Rita Therese Buzzella and Richard Clark Delaney. He married Evelyn Gesultura on November 14, 2005 in the Philippines. David began serving his country by joining the U.S. army as a reservist on September 3, 1987. He would later go active duty with the army, serving until January 17, 1992. During his time in the Army, David was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Despite being out of the military for four years, David decided it was time to serve his country once again, this time in the U.S. Marine Corps. David was awarded the Kuwait Liberation Medal during his service from January 22, 1996 to July 21, 1997.

David’s passion, dedication and commitment to serve his country only grew stronger after he decided he wanted to join the United States Border Patrol. On December 9, 2002, he became a member of Border Patrol Academy session #536 and was assigned to the Calexico Station in The El Centro Sector. David transferred to Big Bend National Park Sub-Station of Alpine in the Big Bend Sector in 2011. His commitment to live life to its fullest, the unwavering love for his family and the passion with which he served his country is something that we can all strive to emulate. “Honor First!” He will be greatly missed but will remain in our hearts forever! David is preceded in death by his parents; Richard Clark and Rita Therese Delaney. He is survived by his wife Evelyn G. Delaney; two daughters, Angelica Skye Delaney and Caitria Eilinora Delaney; one son, Jonas Brian Delaney, all of Big Bend National Park; Sister, Dianne Suddeth of Mars Hill, NC; and brother, Brian Delany.

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Nicholas J. Ivie

Nicholas J. Ivie  Age: 30  Tour: 4 years  End of Watch: October 2, 2012

Nicholas J. Ivie

Age: 30

Tour: 4 years

End of Watch: October 2, 2012

Nicholas James Ivie, 30, returned to live with his Heavenly Father as a hero while serving in the line of duty on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 near his home in Sierra Vista, AZ. From the day he was born on October 13, 1981 in Charleston, South Carolina, Nick was always full of smiles and brought joy to everyone around him. At a young age his family moved to Provo, UT where he later graduated from Timpview High School. He served an honorable 2-year mission in Mexico City, Mexico for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) where he loved and served the people of Mexico. In 2006, Nick met and married the love of his life Christy Lyn Morris. Their 2 precious daughters, Raigan and Presley brought the greatest joy to his life.

As a teenager, Nick learned to drive semi-trucks and operate heavy equipment. He loved working in that capacity and took every opportunity to do so. He always teased that he would teach his girls to drive a semi-truck before he taught them to drive a car. After serving his mission, Nick trained to be a firefighter, certified EMT and paramedic; he used these skills as a volunteer for the city of Spanish Fork EMS. In 2008 he joined the wonderful brotherhood of the US Border Patrol. Nick's passion for the outdoors and horses lead him to joining, and becoming an instructor for the horse patrol.

Nick's life was defined by his love for his Savior, Jesus Christ. He lived a life of service to those around him. He served his family, church and community in many capacities, most recently in his LDS bishopric. His love for and devotion to his God and country was only surpassed by his love and dedication to his family. There wasn't a day in his life that he didn't spend with his "3 girls" either playing at the park, playing soccer, riding bikes, swimming, or dancing. His daughters couldn't wait for "daddy" to come home to play with them, tickle them, dance with them and laugh with them. Their day was not complete until daddy told them their nightly princess bedtime story, even if he had to tell them over the phone. He adored his wife and never let an opportunity pass to show his love and devotion to her. Nick was a great example to those around him, his friends and family members looked up to him and the life he lived.

He is survived by his wife, Christy and daughters, Raigan DeAnn and Presley Delna; his mother, Cheryl Ivie, father Douglas Ivie and step mother, Donetta Ivie; his siblings, Chris Ivie (Michelle), Andrea Davis (Todd), Rick Ivie (Corinne), and Joel Ivie (Anne). He is also survived by his wife's family; grandmothers, Wanda Forsgren and Katherine Morris, parents, Tracy and DeAnn Morris, and her siblings, Jen Cloward (Marshyl), Sarah Burrows, Travis Morris and Amy Morris. As well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Nick lived his life knowing that life is eternal and death is not the end. His family takes comfort knowing that he will be with his "3 girls" once again.

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Jeffrey Ramirez

Jeffrey Ramirez  Age: 25  Tour: 4 years  End of Watch: September 15, 2012

Jeffrey Ramirez

Age: 25

Tour: 4 years

End of Watch: September 15, 2012

Jeffrey Ramirez, 25, joined our heavenly Father on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jeffrey Ramirez had a love for outdoor activities including fishing, camping, boating, cooking out with family and friends and enjoyed traveling. His greatest pride and joy was spending time with his son. He graduated from Nixon in 2005. He later complete four years of to the United States Border Patrol.

We would like to thank everyone who was there for him throughout life, who we knew he held close to his heart, including Border Patrol Agents at Hebbronville, Freer, and all Laredo sector stations. A special thank you to the nurses, doctors and staff of Laredo Medical Center, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and Life Care Acute Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. We also wish to acknowledge all of the many prayers, calls, visits and electronic postings. Heartfelt thanks to Laredo and surrounding areas for all contributions and support during this difficult time.

Mr. Ramirez is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Juan Manuel and Esther Ramos; aunt, Aurora Chavez; uncle, Juan Manuel Ramos Jr.; and uncle, Reymundo Ramos; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin and Dolores Ramirez. He is survived by his common-law wife, Amelia Maribel Ojeda; son, Jeffrey Ramirez Jr.; his son’s mother, Clarissa Carrillo; parents, Joe and Elsa Ramirez; sister, Michelle Ramirez; twin brother, Christopher Ramirez; brother, Jose (Joey) Ramirez Jr.; and nephew, Luis Antonio Elizondo Jr. He is also survived by numerous other relatives and many friends.

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James Ray Dominguez

James Ray Dominguez  Age: 41  Tour: 12 years  End of Watch: July 19, 2012

James Ray Dominguez

Age: 41

Tour: 12 years

End of Watch: July 19, 2012

Beloved husband, father and friend to all, James Ray Dominguez has left this life and has returned to be with his Father in heaven this July 19, 2012 at the age of 41. James' energy, love and dedication were cast upon all who knew him. His love for family was only matched by his love for God and duty to his country. He gave his life standing up for all he believed.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Victoria Dominguez, children; Sylvia Patricia Dominguez, Jacqueline Lissette Dominguez, James Michael Dominguez, Lauren Isabel Dominguez, parents; Carlos Dominguez, Sr. and Sylvia Dominguez, brother Carlos Dominguez, Jr., sister Rosanna Dominguez, one niece, two nephews, and many other cherished family members.

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Leopoldo Cavazos, Jr.

Leopoldo Cavazos, Jr.  Age: 29  Tour: 6 years  End of Watch: July 6, 2012

Leopoldo Cavazos, Jr.

Age: 29

Tour: 6 years

End of Watch: July 6, 2012

Border Patrol Agent Leopoldo Cavazos succumbed to injuries sustained in an ATV accident while on patrol near Ft. Hancock, Texas.

He was patrolling an area along the border fence, approximately a half mile from the port of entry, when the accident occurred.

Agent Cavazos had served with the United States Border Patrol for six years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

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