Obituaries 2008

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Kenneth Stone

Frank Kenneth Stone passed away at the age of 79 in his home surrounded by his three sons Saturday, November 1, 2008.  He was born December 7, 1928 in Henrietta, TX to the late Walter Franklin and Brunetta Stone.   

A memorial service is scheduled for 6:30 pm Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Mark Kirby of Dunn Street Baptist Church.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Kenneth was a loving and devoted father and grandfather.  He enjoyed playing his bass guitar, mandolin, and bass wash tub.  Kenneth also had a love for history, whether reading or watching documentaries.  He was an active member of Dunn Street Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his three sons: Steve Stone and wife Tina of Rey City, GA, Lindsey Stone and wife Pam of Odessa, TX, and Roger Stone and wife Kelli of Odessa; five grandchildren:  David Stone and wife Heidi of Midland, Rachel Curtis and husband Richard of Odessa, Erica Stone-Lee and husband Michael of Duluth, GA, Britt Stone of Odessa, and Clint Stone of Odessa; and two great-grandchildren:  Peyton Curtis and Eliza Stone. 

The family would like to give a special thanks to his good friends and his church family.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Star Hospice.

Raymond Richard Clark
Raymond Richard Clark, age 66, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Medical Center Hospital of Odessa.  He was born in Loveland, CO to Raymond L. Clark and Marie Rosetta (Busch) Clark.  He was a US Army Vietnam Veteran.
 
He is survived by two sons:  Mike Clark of Eagle, CO and Richard Clark of Alpine, TX; three daughters:  Debbie Clark of Guthrie, OK, Judy Clark of Holdenville, OK and Angel Mathill of Rawlins, WY; two sisters:  Donnie Mens of Loving, CO and Anna Kokaroda; fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
 
Memorial services will be 11:00 am Tuesday at the American Legion in Alpine.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Henry Clayton Burnam, Jr.

Henry Clayton “H. C.” Burnam, Jr. passed away Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Buena Vida Nursing Center in Odessa.  He was born June 24, 1924 in Stanton, TX to Henry Clayton Burnam, Sr. and Flossie “Trudy” Laws Burnam.  He graduated from Stanton High School in 1941.  He served in the US Army during WW II and was decorated with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.  He was very proud of his service to his country.   

On June 1, 1946, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Mullins, in Lubbock, TX.  Together they raised three children and enjoyed 62 years of happy marriage.  He went to Texas Tech University and graduated with a marketing degree in 1948.  They moved to Iraan, where they became active members of the community over the next sixty years.  H.C. was the office manager for Marathon Oil for forty years.   He served on the Iraan school board for many years.  He was a strong Christian man who raised his family in the First United Methodist Church of Iraan.  He served as the choir director there for fifty years.  H.C. was an avid golfer and a member of the Iraan Golf Club. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory include his wife:  Dorothy Burnam of Odessa; one son:  Randy Burnam and wife Cynthia of Plainview, TX; two daughters:  Sherry Munkres and husband Scott of Aztec, NM and Karla Aldridge and husband Stephen of Jal, NM; seven grandchildren:  Randal, Kyle, Caleb, Seth, Heather, Bradley, and Karah; and two great-grandchildren:  Ashleigh and Jacob. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister:  Mary Frances Burnam Polson. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at First United Methodist Church of Iraan, officiated by Rev. Earl S. Richardson, assisted by Pastor Mike Wright.  Pallbearers will include:  Randal Burnam, Kyle Burnam, Caleb Aldridge, Seth Aldridge, Scott Munkres, Leo Olguin, Dale Ensley, and Stephen Aldridge.  Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in H.C.'s name may be made to the Methodist Children's Home, 1111 Herring Ave. Waco, TX 76708.

William Scott Anderson

William Scott Anderson, age 36, passed from this earthly life as a result of a traffic accident on November 3, 2008.   Scott was born on June 9, 1972 in Orange, Orange County, CA to Steve and Denyce Walker Anderson.   He is finally able to meet his father, William Stephen Anderson, who preceded him in death, when Scott was at the early age of 11 months and 23 days.    

Scott attended schools in Odessa, Murray Fly Elementary, Ector Jr. High and Odessa High School.  He graduated from Snyder High School. 

He was an outdoorsman who loved all sports but mainly baseball and football.  He loved riding a motorcycle, a passion he had from an early age.  He used to sit in the floor and hold out his hands and say, “Vroom, Vroom!”  At 6’4”, he really enjoyed hiding things in high places.  He was ornery enough to have fun seeing shorter family members trying to find things he had hidden.

He had worked in the oilfields of west Texas and western Colorado.  He held the positions of roughneck, tool pusher and was a tool truck driver for Express Energy Services at the time of his death. 

He was a Christian and a member of the Church of Christ. 

He was preceded in death, in addition to his father, by his paternal grandmother, Martha Anderson; and maternal grandfather, James R. Walker and uncle, James R. Walker, Jr. 

Scott is survived by Misty and his daughter, “the light of his life”, Cheyanne, and two step-children who he dearly loved, Shawnda and Brandon Weeks.  He is also survived by his mother, Denyce Guyer, one brother, Vernon Hodgkins and his wife, Lori; one sister, Stormy Burleson, his step-father, Gerald Hodgkins; his paternal grandfather, William L. Anderson and Judy,  his maternal grandmother, Violet Walker and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Funeral services will be held for Scott at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa at 3:00 pm on Thursday, November 6, 2008.  Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.   Bro. Roy Jones, minister, will officiate.  Arrangements are by Acres West Funeral Chapel.                                  

God has brought one more Angel home to watch over us.

Lynda Louise Matthews

Lynda Louise Matthews, age 39, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2008 in Odessa, TX, where she resided with her two children, Daniel and Emily Oakley.  Lynda, born August 13, 1969 in Indio, CA to Frank and Margaret Matthews, will be making her way to Heaven to see our mama. 

Lynda was raised in Southern California until 1982 when Margaret and Lynda’s step-father, George Borunda, moved us to Odessa.  In Odessa, Lynda attended Bowie Jr. High and Odessa High School.  In 1988, she met her husband James Oakley and they had two beautiful children together.  In 1994, Lynda made her way back to Southern California and began a career as a correctional officer.  She then made her way to Arizona and worked for the Arizona department of corrections and soon after she made her way back to Odessa where she worked for TYC and Ector County Sheriff’s Department.  In 2006, she began working for Becky Sam’s where she made many friends.  She worked there until January 2007 when she became ill and had to retire.  She loved her friends, she loved her family, but most of all – she loved and cherished her children.  Lynda met a lot of people in her short life, made a lot of friends and touched a lot of lives.  She will be deeply missed. 

Lynda left behind many to cherish her memory, her grandparents:  Charles and Emma Babb of Odessa; her son:  Daniel Oakley of Odessa; daughter:  Emily Oakley of Odessa; brother:  Sonny Matthews and wife Jennifer of Odessa; sister:  Shawna Aycock and husband Clovis of Odessa; sister:  Erin Dawson of Midland; step-brother:  George Borunda of Norco, CA and thirteen nieces and nephews. 

Those who await Lynda’s arrival in heaven are our mother, Margaret “Ann” Borunda; her father:  Frank Matthews; step-father:  George Borunda; and her husband:  James Oakley. 

Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Friday, November 21, 2008 at Western Roses Memorial Park Cemetery officiated by Brother Dewey Blevins.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Santos Almance

Santos Almance, of Odessa, passed away early Tuesday morning, November 11, 2008 at Methodist Medical Center of Dallas.  She was born February 28, 1933 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Teleforo and Melquiades (Carrasco) Castillo.  She was a homemaker.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother.   She was a member of the Catholic Church and had a true love for God which would always shine through. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband:  Enrique Almance of Odessa; three sons:  Daniel Almance and Leonardo Almance, both of Odessa and Anastacio Almance of Andrews, TX; one daughter:  Elsa Luna of Live Oak, TX; one brother:  Ramon Castillo of Ojinaga, Mexico; two sisters:  Graciela Hernandez of Carlsbad, NM and Bertha Rodriguez of Andrews, TX; thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Santos was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter:  Maria Socorro; and three sisters:  Maria Dominguez, Laurencia Ramirez, and Cruz Hinojos. 

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 pm Friday, November 14, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Pallbearers will be Conrado Almance, Daniel Almance, LeeRoy Vasquez, Joshua Flores, Aaron Nunez, Roberto Martinez, and Timothy Andrade.  Honorary pallbearers include Manuel Luna, Anastacio Almance, Leonardo Almance, and Luis Almance.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Diego Raymundo Gutierrez
Diego Raymundo Gutierrez, age 49, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at his residence in Odessa.  He was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico.  He was a Catholic.  He worked as a roofer.
 
He is survived by her mother:  Bonificia Hernandez of Odessa; five brothers:  Oscar Raul Gutierrez, Jose de la Luz Gutierrez and Victor Manuel Gutierrez, all of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, Luis Carlos Gutierrez of Albuquerque, NM and Leopoldo Gutierrez of Las Vegas, NV; and two sisters:  Carmen Sylvia Berzoza and Alma Leticia Chacon, both of Odessa.
 
Rosary will be 7 pm Thursday at Acres West's 24 hour Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Friday, November 14, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jessie Torres Ramos

Jessie Torres Ramos, age 68, passed from this life to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at Deerings Nursing Home of Odessa.  He was born Monday, December 25, 1939 in San Diego, TX to Miguel and Elida (Torres) Ramos.  He owned J&R Janitorial and retired from the City of Odessa. 

He is survived by his loving wife:  Francisca Ramos of Odessa; seven sons:  Daniel Ramos of Victoria, TX, Jessie Ramos Jr. of Austin, TX, Joseph “Jody” Ramos of Victoria, TX, Ariel Gutierrez of Arlington, TX, Jorge Gutierrez of Odessa, Miguel Ramos of Midland, TX and Aaron Ramos of Odessa, TX; one daughter:  Rosie Simmons of Odessa; two brothers:  Luis Ramos of Houston, TX and Mike Ramos of Jal, NM; and three sisters:  Lucy Aguilar of San Antonio, TX, Mary Hernandez of Dallas, TX, and Lily Vasquez of Odessa; twenty-five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Miguel and Elida Ramos; and three sisters:  Irma Guerra, Elva Castillo, and Gloria Gamboa. 

A prayer service will be from 7:00 to 10:00 pm Sunday evening, November 16, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, November 17, 2008 at Iglesia del Dios Vivo, 6841 W. Dunn St., officiated by Pastor Emilio Hernandez.  Interment will follow at the Los Angeles Garden section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Thomas “Lloyd” Sebolt

Thomas “Lloyd” Sebolt, 81 of Odessa, died Sunday, November 16, 2008 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born to Tom and Mary Sebolt in Goldwaithe, Texas and married Bertha Mae Hettenbach on November 5, 1948 in Odessa. They moved several times to surrounding areas and returned to Odessa in 1957. 

Lloyd worked in the construction industry for many years in the West Texas area. He was active in The Boy Scouts of America serving as Scout Master for Troop 57 in Odessa for several years. 

Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, November 18 in Odessa at Life Change Baptist Church at 1003 N. Texas with Pastor Johnny Thomason officiating. Interment will be in Western Roses Memorial Park, Midland. Arrangements are by Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Lloyd was preceded in death by his son Larry Don Sebolt, his parents and by brothers, Bill, Bob, Ronny, Raymond and Earl and his sister, Jacqueline Tharp. 

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bertha, his brother, Gene and sister, Ann Smith and his life-long friend, Arbia Childress. He is also survived by his eight children: Robert & Gloria Sebolt of Corpus Christi, TX; Linda & Terry Tuck of Flower Mound, TX; Sharon & Bill Dutch of Clyde, TX; Terry & Cynthia Sebolt of San Antonio, TX; Ellen & Paul Smith, Barbara & William Richardson, James & Lynn Sebolt, Carolyn & Darrell Massey and daughter-in-law, Tommie Sebolt, all of Odessa.Twenty-Seven Grandchildren: Sarah Banta, Stephaine Long, Ram, Laurie, Victor & Jessica Gonzalez, Heather Smith, Heath Pierce, Damon Bara, Denee & Thomas Sebolt, Amelia Bedrick, Paula Camacho, Curtis & Steven Richardson, Christi Solis, Desirea Richardson, Tina & Trina Goforth, Alie & Roxanne Kabler, James Russell, Serena, Kathryn & Shyann Sebolt and Phillip & Aurora Sebolt.  Forty-two Great-Grandchildren: Nathan Banta, Hanna Long, Jacqueline & Mallory Gonzalez, A.J., Marc & Adrian Pena, Margo & Morgan Soliz, Jonna & Savanah Wilson, Morgan Smith, Jason & Montgomery Sebolt, Kara & Colby Pierce, Devyn Navarette, Paul & Charles Bedrick, Dia, Rita, Mykell Camacho & Vincent Camacho, II., Justin, Seth & Josh Richardson, Brittany & Brileigh Solis, Tyler & Preston Richardson, Trent Hartwig, Kaylee, Justin & Ashlie Bodwell, Lindsey & Barry Allen, Nicholas, James, Haley, Audra & Alyssa Sebolt and McKayla Sebolt-Benivides. 

The Sebolt family would like to thank the staff with Home Hospice for the loving care of our Husband, Father and Grandfather, and a special thank you to his nurse, Claudia.

Thomas Fisher Goodnight
Thomas Fisher Goodnight, age 53, of Odessa passed from this life Wednesday, November 12, 2008 in Odessa. He was born November 19, 1953 in Fort Brag, NC. He was a heavy machine operator.

He was a musician and singer.  He was a member of the Lubbock Chapter of the Banditos MC.  He was an outdoorsman, who like to hunt.  He was a loving father and grandfather.  He took wonderful care of the ones he loved, and he loved unconditionally.  He always had a shoulder to lean on or a boot in the ass, whichever was required - but administered with all the love in the world.  Just knowing Goodnight made you a better person. 

 
He is survived by his daughter, Jennie Goodnight of Alamosa, CO; mother, Mary Goodnight of Atlanta, GA;  two brothers, Curtis Goodnight of Crestone, CO and Paul Goodnight of Washington;  two sisters, Peggy and Joan Goodnight of Atlanta, GA; and two grandchildren:  Michael and Brianna Schmidt of Monte Vista, CO.
 
Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Glenn Hamilton
Glenn Hamilton, age 61, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2008 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  He was a Ft. Stockton, TX resident.  He was born in Temple, TX.  He worked for Carquest in Ft. Stockton, after a life-time of being a jack-of-all-trades.  He had previously worked in agriculture, truck driving, and carpentry (to name a few).  He was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
 
He is survived by his wife:  Kathy Bloxom Hamilton of Ft. Stockton; two sons:  Jake Lynn Hamilton of Grand Rapids, MI, and David Lynn Maxey of Many, LA; two daughters:  Jessie Lee Hamilton of Muskegon, MI and Amanda Lynn Ferguson of Baton Rouge, LA; one brother:  Dick Scott of Abilene, TX; two sisters:  Jean West of Abilene, TX and Debbie Hamilton; and eight grandchildren.
 
Graveside services with military honors will be 2:00 pm Monday, November 24, 2008 at Central Texas State Veteran's Cemetery in Killeen, TX officiated by Logan Lear.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa, TX.

Javier Zubia Salgado

Javier Zubia Salgado, age 18, passed from this life Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Juan Zubia Flores and Maria Irma Salgado Ramos on September 4, 1990.   He attended Odessa High School.  He was a dedicated son to his parents and loving brother to his brothers and sisters.  God has called him to His side, but he will always be in our hearts. 

He leaves to cherish him his parents:  Juan Zubia Flores and Maria Irma Salgado Ramos of Odessa; two brothers:  Juan Zubia, Jr. and wife Vicky G. and Joel Gerardo Zubia, both of Odessa; his sisters:  Romelia Sanchez and husband Joel Perez of Odessa, Alma Leyva and husband Cesar Leyva, of Odessa, Luz Maria Sanchez and husband Jorge Orona of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, Oralia Grado and husband Pedro Grado of Kansas, and Irma Sanchez and husband Victor Corral of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico; grandfather:  Matias Salgado of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; and sixteen nieces and nephews that loved him dearly. 

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents:  Santiago Zubia and Aurora Flores; maternal grandmother Ana Ramos; brother:  Jesus Sanchez; and sister:  Alma Delia Sanchez. 

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Sunday, November 23, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 pm Monday, November 24, 2008 at St. Anthony Catholic Church officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Pallbearers will be Juan Zubia, Jr. Joel Zubia, Jesus Frias, Pablo Frias, Uriel Sanchez, Eric Gavaldon, and Samuel Zubia.  Interment will follow at the Los Angeles Garden section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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