David Quintela Saenz – The Sentinel of the Big Bend

David Quintela Saenz, 59, of Alpine, Texas, died Sept. 30, 2022, in Fort Stockton, Texas.

David was born in Alpine, Texas to Daniel and Zulema Saenz on December 18, 1962. He attended Alpine High School and Sul Ross State University in his hometown. David married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie Saenz, on February 6, 1988, in Alpine. He worked as a general contractor for over 30 years and began his professional journey, with his brother and friend, in their company, Triple S Construction.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 5 p.m. at the Chapel of Remembrance at Alpine Memorial Funeral Home with the prayer of the Most Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. Christian Burial Mass will be held Friday, October 14, 2022 at 10 am at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church by Father Pablo Matta with interment to follow at Holy Angels.

Throughout David’s life, his personality could be described as generous, light-hearted and carefree, enthusiastically driven and lovingly devoted. Whether in his personal life or his work environment, David truly embodied a youthful and vibrant spirit that was infectious to all who knew or met him. He was very passionate about his building and carpentry projects and took the most personal and attentive approach when building homes for impatient clients and families; their satisfaction and approval were a top priority for him. After working hours, David enjoyed the simple things in life and found pleasure and satisfaction in spending time with his wife and children, friends and family. That time was spent bringing laughter and smiles to those he loved, through his naturally lively humor, hilarious action-packed stories, and lovingly teasing advice. Also described as the “life of the party,” he was the kind of person who brought joy to others without even trying. David was good at socializing and always enjoyed having a cold beer with friends. But above all, he was an exceptional family man. He enjoyed the special bond he shared with his four siblings and was always a loyal and reliable son. While David was an extraordinarily supportive father who constantly radiated liveliness and good humor with his three children and nine grandchildren, he was first and foremost a devoted husband. The love story that David and Stephanie shared could be a script straight from Notebook. Their 41-year-long relationship has been filled with laughter, grace, compassion, friendship, teamwork and, ultimately, unconditional love.

David is predeceased by his father, Daniel “Indio” Saenz; her stepfather, Charles Moak; and his brother-in-law, Hector Holguin.

David is survived by his wife, Stephanie Saenz; daughters, Chanci Saenz Anderson and Mary Catherine Saenz Rodriguez; son, Sawyer Saenz; sons-in-law, Cole Anderson and Michael Rodriguez; daughter-in-law, Leandra Saenz; brothers, Danny Saenz and Sam Saenz; sisters, Eva Holguin and Monica Saenz; mother, Zulema Saenz; mother-in-law, Mary Moak; grandchildren, Henleigh, Evan, Madelyn, Masen, Liam, Maryn, Oliver, Adalynn and Maylen; and many nieces and nephews.

The porters will be Chanci, Sawyer, Mary Catherine, Danny and Sam.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org in memory of David.

The family of David Saenz would like to express their sincere thanks to Focused Care Nursing Home in Fort Stockton and Pecos County Memorial Hospital & Hospice.

Online condolences can be dropped off at: www.alpinememorialfuneralhome.com

Services have been entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine, Texas.


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