Obituaries 2008

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Charlotte Marie Chandler

Charlotte Marie Currie Chandler “GG” was born September 4, 1938 in Anniston, Alabama to Allen Grover Currie and Mattie Bernice Hollis Currie.  She had lived and worked in Odessa for forty-four years.   She was the previous owner and operator of The Golden Needle with Bessie Lou Doelling and Frances Camp.  She did awesome handcrafts such as cross stitch and knitting and was presently helping many with this task at The Stitching Post in Midland, TX.  She was a member of Antioch Christian Church in Odessa. On July 14, 2008, she made a change of address.  She went home to be with her loving Lord, Jesus Christ. 

She leaves behind two sons:  Mark Chandler and wife Julie of Austin, TX. and Jay Chandler of Odessa; one daughter:  Jalynn Drake and husband Taner of Odessa: two beloved grandchildren:  Cayeleigh and Spencer Drake, both of Odessa: one brother:  Charles Currie and wife Nelda of Terrell, TX; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded to Heaven by her parents:  Allen and Bernice Currie and one sister:  Mary Julia (Judy) Currie. 

Visitation (with the family) will be July 15, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel 8115 W. University Blvd from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  Funeral services in celebration of GG’s life will be 10:00 am Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at First United Methodist Church of Odessa with Rev. Terry Tamplen officiating. Private burial will be Thursday, July 17, 2008 at College Mound Cemetery in College Mound, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Home Hospice, 516 Texas Ave. Odessa, TX 79761.

Charles Smith

Charles J. Smith, "Chuck", 59, of Odessa departed this life on Monday, July 14, 2008, to be with the Lord after a brief stay in the hospital.

He was born Charles Junior Smith on November 2, 1948, to parents Bobbye and C.J. Smith of Holdenville, Oklahoma. A beloved son, brother, father, and grandfather, "Chuck" as well was a loyal and cherished friend to many. An invaluable employee and treasured co-worker who could brighten any rainy day with just the simple smile upon his face.

Charles was a true Patriot. He had served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1975. He was a proud member of the American Legion since 1996 as well as a member of the Patriot Guard Riders. He had a true passion for riding the open road on his motorcycle rather it be in a group or a solo adventure. He was notorious for his chili and barbecue and had acquired many awards for his culinary talents.

Charles was a lover of music that had no boundaries. His collection involved everything from George Jones to Iron Maiden and was always open to any new sound that any friend wanted to bend his ear with.

Charles was an employee of Madden Systems, Inc. of Odessa. He was one of the most knowledgeable and talented mechanical engineers as well as an electronic technician in his field. He was loved and cherished by all who were blessed to work with him.

Charles was the kindest of souls and would reach out to help anyone in need, or lend an ear to any friend who needed a sounding board or advice, however, a very private person with his own personal dilemmas. Many of his closest of friends and family were unaware of Chuck's lengthy illness or stay in hospital because he did not wish to burden anyone with his troubles.

Charles is survived by his sisters, Darlene Virgin and husband, Bruce Virgin of St. Petersburg, Florida, Debbie Shultz and husband, Mike Schultz of Atwood, Oklahoma and Linda Smith-Sanders and husband, Bill Sanders of Yukon, Oklahoma. Two grandsons, Seth and Ian of Fort Worth, Texas. His extended family at Madden Systems, Inc. and numerous friends who loved and adored him.

He is surpassed by his parents, Bobbye and C.J. Smith; and his daughter, Stephanie Smith-Ellsworth.

On behalf of the family, they would like to extend their appreciation to everyone who extended their hands in their time of need. To Acres West Funeral Home and Faith Community Baptist Church for the beautiful memorial service held on Friday July 18, 2008.

Special thanks to Rev. Ron Becker and Chuck's boss, Raymond Madden for officiating the memorial as well as to the American Legion and the Patriot Guard who provided the dinner that followed. Many hands banded together to comfort the family and friends during their time of need and they all wish to extend their gratitude and appreciation for all their support.

Teresa Acosta Izquierdo

Teresa Acosta Izquierdo, "La Cubana", passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Hospice House of Odessa at the age of 54.  She was born in Santiago, Cuba to Jesus and Victoria (Izquierdo) Acosta.  She was a homemaker. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory are one son:  Methusael Cespedes of Pecos; two daughters:  Eloisa Cespedes and Mayelin Cespedes, both of Odessa; one sister-in-law:  Mary Lou Young of Odessa; and nine grandchildren:  Josmasy, Daija, Andy Jr., Yamicela, Teresita, Cristhan, Jonathen, Lazaro, and Reyna. 

Funeral services are set for 10 am Monday, July 21, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Mario Martinez.  Pallbearers will include:  Methusael Cespedes, Jose Santiesteban, Mayelin Llanes, Eloisa Cespedes, Alma Monthes, and Claudia Vasquez.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Francisca Valenzuela
Francisca Valenzuela, age 70, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Medical Center Hospital of Odessa.  She was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.  She was a homemaker.  She was Catholic.
 
She is survived by her three sons:  Urbano Vazquez, Omar Vazquez, and Lorenzo Vazquez, all of Odessa; and seven daughters:  Velda Vazquez of Amarillo, TX, Veronica Garcia, Francisca Vazquez, and Maria Hernandez, all of Odessa, and Gabriela Armendarez and Elena Bustos, both of Atlanta, GA.
 
Services will be held in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Interment will follow at Tierras Nuevas.  Arrangements in Odessa are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Bruno V. Rodriguez

Bruno V. Rodriguez, age 61, passed from this life on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Candelaria, TX.  He was a feedlot laborer.
 
He is survived by his wife:  Virginia Mendoza Rodriguez of Del Rio, TX; one daughter:  Yvonne Rodriguez Gutierrez of Odessa; two sons:  Eloy Rodriguez of Abilene, TX and Leeroy Rodriguez of Odessa; five brothers:  Jose Rodriguez of Abilene, TX, Rufus Rodriguez of Lawn, TX, Oscar Rodriguez of Del Rio, TX, Raymond Rodriguez of Abilene, TX and Jesus Rodriguez of Odessa; one sister:  Elia Rodriguez of Artesia, NM, and eight grandchildren.
 
Graveside services will be 10 am Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Los Angeles Garden section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Larry Sebolt
Larry Don Sebolt, age 57, went home Tuesday, July 22, 2008 from Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Seminole, TX to Lloyd and Bertha Sebolt on February 2, 1951.  He was a tool pusher and a member of Zion Christian Fellowship. 
 
He is survived by his wife:  Tommie Sebolt of Odessa; parents:  Lloyd and Bertha Sebolt of Odessa; three sons:  Heath Pierce of Sudan, TX and Damon Bara and Thomas Sebolt, both of Odessa; two daughters:  Heather Smith and Lodainer "Deenee" Sebolt, both of Odessa; three brothers:  Robert Sebolt of Corpus Christi, TX, James Sebolt of Odessa, and Terry Sebolt of San Antonio, TX; five sisters:  Ellen Smith, Barbara Richardson, and Carolyn Massey, all of Odessa; Linda Tuck of Flower Mound, TX, and Sharon Dutch of Clyde, TX; and eight grandchildren: Jonna Wilson, Savanah Wilson, Morgan Smith, Jason Sebolt, Montgomery Sebolt, Kara Pierce, Colby Pierce, and Devyn Navarette.
 
Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, July 25, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Bro. Dewey Blevins.  Interment will follow at Western Roses Memorial Park 4100 N. FM 1788.   Pallbearers will include:  Steven Richardson, Joshua Blevins, Curtis Richardson, James Blevins, Bill Thomas, and Dewey D. Blevins, III.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Memorials may be made to Zion Christian Fellowship Building Fund.

Ofelia Lujan Zubiate

Ofelia Lujan Zubiate passed from this life Thursday, July 24, 2008 at her Odessa residence at the age of 63.  She was born Sunday, January 7, 1945 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Pedro and Ines (Dominguez) Lujan.  She was a homemaker, a beloved wife and proud mother of three sons. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory include her husband Oscar Zubiate of Odessa; three sons:  Oscar Zubiate, Jr and wife Dora of San Antonio, Elmer Zubiate of San Antonio, and Evel Zubiate and wife Stacey of Odessa; two brothers:  Armando Lujan of Pecos, TX and Silvino Lujan of Midland, TX; one sister:  Socorro Estrada Lujan of Houston, TX; and two grandchildren:  Zoe Zubiate of San Antonio and Christian Zubiate of Odessa. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Joining her sons as pallbearers will be Mike Estrada, Alex Estrada, and Oscar Macias.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Mamie Jean Smith
Mamie Jean Smith passed from this life Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Seabury Nursing Home at the age of 82. She was born June 25, 1926 in Ferris, TX. She was a cake decorator for Snow White Bakery, and co-owner of Smith Dry Wall. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
 
Those left to cherish her love and memory include her three sons: Donnie A. Smith and wife Wanda of Denton, TX., Charlie Smith and wife Suzanne of Odessa, TX. and Troy Smith and wife Tina of Hot Springs, AR.; Two daughters: Gaynell Roberts and husband Steve of Carthage, MS., Brenda Johnson and husband Jack of Hobbs, NM.; one brother: Troy Gressett of Tom Ball, TX.
 
She was preceded in death by her daughter Deborah Kay Smith of Houston, TX. and husband Donnie Atlas Smith Sr. of Odessa, TX.
 
Memorial services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Steve Roberts. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 
 
The family would like to send a special thanks to Seabury Nursing Home and staff, and would also like to thank Home Hospice of Odessa.

Patsy Ruth "Patty" Evans

Patsy Ruth "Patty" Evans, age 53, passed from this life Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at her residence in Odessa.  She was born in Bakersfield, CA to William Fred Richison and Nettie Pauline (Biter) Richison, who preceded her in death.  As a young lady, she was an equestrian who won several prizes at playdays.  More recently she enjoyed working for several years as a waitress at Red Lobster. 

She will be missed by her husband, Jack Evans of Odessa and her sister:  Anna Lee Rippy of Bakersfield, CA. 

Patty was a very caring and loving person.  This was evidenced by her relationship with Jack (who had been with her since 1990) as well as her deep affection for the animals in her life.  She greatly enjoyed her quiet time with Jack.  She and Jack were the proud “parents” to two parrots:  Casey and Big Bird, and their Yorkies:  Jazz and Pixie.  She also fed a backyard turtle so well that if she didn’t feed him – he would come right in the house.  She had a soft heart for all creatures and hated for anything to be hurt.   

Memorial services will be 9:30 am Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Bro. Roy Jones.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Special thanks to Home Hospice – especially Jackie Freeman and Della Copeland and to Lori Stevens and the ALS Center in Houston for their loving guidance, care, and support.

Juan Jose Herrera

Juan Jose Herrera, age 23, passed away Monday, August 4, 2008 in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.  He was born Monday, August 6, 1984 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.  He was a mechanic. 

He is survived by his parents:  Juan Antonio Herrera and Josefina Rodriguez of Odessa; two grandmothers:  Maria Antonia Alarcon of Ojinaga, CH, Mexico and Beatriz Rodriguez of Odessa; one son:  Yahir Herrera of Denver, CO; one daughter:  Samantha Herrera of Denver, CO; two brothers:  Jorge Rodriguez and Benjamin Rodriguez, both of Odessa; and three sisters:  Odile Hernandez of Midland, Rachel Rodriguez of Austin, TX, and Juanita Herrera of Aurora, CO. 

Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Sunday, August 10, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel’s 24 Hour Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Monday, August 11, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Joe Uecker officiating.  Interment will follow at the Los Angeles Garden section of Ector County Cemetery.

Santos M. Baeza
Santos M. Baeza of Pecos, died Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Reeves County Hospital. He was 62 and a member of the Santa Rosa Catholic Church.
 
Rosary is scheduled for 7:00 pm, Monday, August 11, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Odessa with Father Joe Uecker as celebrant.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden section of Ector County Cemetery.


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