Obituaries 2009

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James William Marshall

James William Marshall, age 81, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2009 at Deerings Nursing Center in Odessa.  He was born in Dallas, TX on July 4, 1927.  He worked in maintenance and carpentry.
 
He is survived by five step-sons:  Marshall Hill, Clyde Hill, Weaver Hill and Billy Hill, all of Odessa and J.C. Hill of Monday, TX; two step-daughters:  Tricia Hill and Anne Bea Hill, both of Odessa; four grandchildren:  Deneshia Swearington, Jeremaine Swearington, JaColby Swearington and Billy Hill, Jr. all of Odessa, three great-grandchildren:  Ka'leshia Friar, Jabreonia Savage and Tremayne Baty, and three great-great grandchildren:  Caleb Hill, Brayden Hill, and Na'Kayla Swearington..
 
Visitation will be Monday, February 9, 2009.  Graveside services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Medardo Velasco Rodriguez, Sr.

Medardo Velasco Rodriguez, Sr. age 89, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2009 at Deerings Nursing Home in Odessa.  He was born in Presidio, TX on March 1, 1919 to Eliseo and Julia Rodriguez.  He was a groundskeeper at UTPB.  He was a member of the Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesus. 

Those left to cherish his memory include three sons:  Armando Rodriguez and wife Irma of Juarez, Mexico, Medardo Rodriguez, Jr. and wife Amparo of Odessa, and Guzman Rodriguez and wife Lucy of Pasadena, TX; two daughters:  Zulema Gonzales and husband Esteban of Ojinaga, Mexico and Rosalinda Guevara and husband Elias of Odessa; one sister:  Herlinda Pantoja of Corpus Christi, TX and eighteen grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife:  Elva Rodriguez, his parents, eight brothers, and four sisters. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Robert Sabinas.  Pallbearers will be: Isaac Guevara, Juan Rodriguez, Ivan Guevara, Elias Guevara, Jr, Paul Rodriguez and Raymond Rodríguez.  Interment will follow at the Rosehill Garden section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Julia (Judy) Cox
Julia (Judy) Cox , 61, of Odessa, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.
 
She was born March 27,1947 to William and Elsie Duncan.  She was a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and soon to be great-grandmother in April of this year. Judy thoroughly enjoyed many years of league bowling with her husband and their extended bowling family until her illness prevented her from participating in the sport.
 
She married William ( Bill ) Cox on December 23, 1961.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents William and Elsie Duncan.
 
She is survived by her husband, William ( Bill ) Cox of Odessa; son and daughter-in-law: Billy and Jennifer Cox of Winnie, TX; Judy`s father`s second wife: Beverly Duncan of Lebo, KS., brothers:  Floyd and wife Ard Duncan of Midland, TX and Marvin and wife Jenny Duncan of Granite Shoals, TX; granddaughters: Amy and Ashley Cox of Winnie, TX; and numerous other loving family members and friends.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 6, 2009, at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Maria Isabel Garcia

Maria Isabel Garcia, age 72, passed away Monday, February 02, 2009 at Sienna Care Center in Odessa.  She was born June 18, 1936 in Mexico to Luciano and Silveria (Olivas) Calanche.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory include her husband:  Raul Garcia of Presidio, TX; one son:  Emilio Garcia of Presidio; one daughter:  Lorenza Nieto of Odessa; two brothers:  Julian Calanche of Odessa and Teodoro Calanche of Mexico; three sisters:  Flora Calanche and Romana Nieto, both of Mexico and Ramona Montaño of Odessa; and five grandchildren:  Natalie Nieto, Daisey Garcia, Virginia Nieto, Heriberto Garcia, and Milo Garcia. 

She was preceded in death by her parents:  Luciano and Silveria Calanche and one sister:  Felicitas Muela. 

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Pallbearers will include:  Raul Garcia, Emilio Garcia, Heriberto Garcia, Natalie Nieto, Daisey Garcia, and Calis Nieto.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.

Jacqueline L. Acton
Jacqueline L. Acton, age 54, passed from this life Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at her Odessa residence.  She was born in Roswell, New Mexico on September 30, 1954.  She was a homemaker.
 
She is survived by her husband:  Harrison Acton of Odessa; father:  Jack Hargraves and wife D'Adra of Odessa; two sons:  Guerin Acton of Odessa and John Acton of Midland; one daughter:  Shawna Acton Miles of Odessa; and one sister:  Diana Goode of Haskell, TX.

She was preceded in death by her mother:  Euphrosyne Strickland Hargraves.

 
Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Friday, February 6, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Rodolfo Dominguez
Rodolfo Dominguez, age 49, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at his Odessa residence.  He was born in Pecos on June 10, 1959 to Melquiadez Rodolfo Dominguez and Florence (Segovia) Dominguez.  He was a maintenance worker at UTPB. 
 
He is survived by his wife:  Delia Dominguez of Odessa; his mother:  Florence Dominguez of Odessa; two sons:  Jesse Dominguez of Odessa and Tito Dominguez of Midland; one step-son:  Ruben Jacobo of Odessa; two daughters: Veronica Dominguez and Sonya Martinez, both of Odessa; three step-daughters: Jennifer Havner of Snyder, Jessica Lozano and Sophia Rubio both of Odessa; three brothers: Edward Dominguez, Danny Dominguez and Tony Dominguez, all of Odessa; four sisters: Rosie Sauceda, Juanita Rodriquez, Lydia Taylor and Helen Porras, all of Odessa; 22 grandchildren.
 
Visitation will be at his mother's home:  717 E. Monahans, Odessa, TX.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, February 6,  2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church officiated by Father Bernardito Getigan. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Severa Huerta
Severa Huerta, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born November 6, 1935 in Luis L. Leon, Mexico.  She was a homemaker. 
 
She is survived by four sons:  Roberto Huerta, Arturo Huerta, Jose Luis Huerta, and Carlos Huerta, all of Odessa, TX; four daughters:  Rosa Arras of Odessa, Martha Hernandez of Booker, TX, Esperanza Barraza of Loving, NM, and Irma Huerta of Anna, TX; two brothers:  Juan Romero and Anastasio Romero, both of Porvenir, D.B. Chihuahua Mexico; one sister:  Ortensia Romero of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico; twenty-four grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents:  Pedro and Sofia Romero; her husband:  Elueterio Huerta; and one son:  Arnulfo Huerta.

 
Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Acres West's 24 Hour Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated 2:00 pm Monday, February 9, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 7601 N. Grandview Ave. Odessa, TX, officiated by Father Mark Woodruff.  Pallbearers will be Felipe Hernandez, Lorenzo Hernandez, Roberto Huerta, Arturo Huerta, Alejandro Arras, and Guadalupe Hernandez.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Katherine (Kathy) Mary Guenther

On February 6, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital, our beloved Katherine Mary Guenther was called home to be with the Lord.

 

Katherine (Kathy) was born on Sunday, March 26, 1933 to William Lally and Rose Lally in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

 

She married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Guenther on January 12, 1970.  The Guenthers have resided in Odessa since 1980, bringing friendship and laughter to many. 

 

She is preceded in death by both parents and four brothers. Katherine was Catholic.

 

She is survived by husband Robert and close family friends, Diana Branson and Benjamin Branson and the Guenther family of eight brothers and sisters. She also leaves many friends whose lives were enriched by her smile and laughter.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa, Texas.

Claudio Daniel Soto
Claudio was born August 30, 1985 to his loving parents Freddie and Laurie Soto. He went to be with the Lord on February 8, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital with all his family by his side.
 
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom his love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen
 
If you knew Claudio you would also know that he had this glow about him that would lift anybody's spirits. From the caring look in his eyes to the helping hands he would lend, he would go above and beyond the call of duty to help you out. Claudio is beyond doubt the best son and brother you could ask for. He enjoyed going to "the shop" to spend time with friends and work on cars, going fishing & hunting with the boys. He loved performing in every aspect whether it be on stage or in front of his family and friends. Claudio also enjoyed playing softball. He attended Odessa High School and made many friends in the short time he had. Claudio was the type of person you just wanted to be around. The drive and passion he had burning in his heart made you love him even more. We love you Claudio and you will be missed more than you can imagine.
 
Your eyes have seen my actions, in your book they are all written my days were limited before one of them existed.  Psalm 139:16
 
He was preceded in death by his brother Freddie Len Soto, paternal grandfather Daniel Soto, uncle Claudio Montonya, aunt Cheryl Duran and paternal great-grandfather Manuel Olguin.
 
He is survived by his wonderful parents: Freddie and Laurie Soto of Odessa; brother: Armando Soto , brother: Carlos  and wife Kelly Soto, sisters: Julie and Lurina Soto, 3 nephews: Nathaniel, Carlos Jr. & Gabriel all of Odessa; Grandmother: Lila Duran of Odessa; Grandmother: Josie Soto of Roswell, NM; grandfather: Richard Duran of Albuquerque, NM and many many more aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
 
Rosary will he held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Thursday, February 12, 2009 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Santiago officiating. Interment will follow at Western Roses Memorial Park, 4100 N. FM 1788, Midland, TX. Pallbearers will be Armando L. Soto, Carlos A. Soto, Ryan Gibson, Chris Martinez, John Joe Morales and Joel Heredia Jr.  Honorary pallbearer will be Jeff Garza.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Javier Francisco Valdez

Javier Francisco Valdez, age 59, passed on to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born Tuesday, August 2, 1949 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Basilio Valdez Ramos and Christina Sanchez Valdez.  He was a farmer and rancher.  He married Jessie Julia Angel on June 2, 1973 in Presidio.  He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife:  Jessie Valdez of Odessa; four daughters:  Becky Ann Serna and Jacqueline Rodriguez both of Odessa, Monica Fuentes of Midland, and Socorro Trevino of Eagle Pass, Texas; three sisters:   Maria De Jesus Valdez of Odessa, Maria Del Carmen Valdez of Midland and Margarita Sanchez of Borger, Texas; four brothers:  Ruben Valdez of Odessa, Ramero Valdez of Fort Stockton and Enrique Valdez and Basilio Valdez both of Borger, Texas and seven grandchildren:  Benjamin Muniz Valdez, Frank Muniz Valdez, Karen Trevizo, Javier Trevizo, Alez Trevizo, Aaron Trevizo, and Jesus Manuel Serna, Jr.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and one child:  Jessie Julia Valdez. 

Funeral mass is scheduled for 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include:  Basilio Valdez, Simon Sanchez, Ramiro Valdez, Olevis Valdez, Saul Martinez, Ruben Valdez, and Alonso Saenz, Jr.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Curtis Lewayne Jackson
Curtis Lewayne Jackson, age 30, passed away on February 10, 2009 at his home in Andrews, Texas. Curtis was born in Levelland to Delbert and Roxanne (Horton) Jackson on March 29, 1978.
 
He is survived by his parents: Delbert and Roxanne Jackson of Andrews; wife: Angela Jackson of Odessa, daughter: Jayton Jackson of Andrews; step-daughters: Amanda Kay Lawhone and Amber Briana Paige Lawhone of Odessa, brothers: Delbert Jackson Jr. and wife Kim and Randy Jackson and wife Tiffany all of Andrews; sister: Beverly Huey and husband Marcos of Andrews; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 13, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa with Brother Dewey Blevins officiating. Interment will be Saturday, February 14, 2009 at the City of Levelland Cemetery in Levelland, TX.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Lori Lyn Martin

Lori Lyn Martin, age 44, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 in Odessa, TX.  She was born December 15, 1964 in Haskell, TX to Philip and Nancy (Brooks) Struck.  She was a loving mother and grandmother and an excellent homemaker.  She had a great sense of humor.  Lori loved to travel and enjoyed the outdoors.  She loved her fish pond and turtles and her three dogs. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her parents:  Philip and Nancy Struck of Odessa; two daughters:  Lacie Lee and husband Nathan of Odessa and Kayla Snedecor and husband Kristofer of Abilene, TX; one brother:  Ricky Struck and fiancée Leslie Kreutzer of Odessa; one sister:  Rhonda Palmour and husband Terry of Bridgeport, TX; two grandchildren:  Brianna Lee and Dakota Snedecor; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and a wonderful friend:  Kenny Barkley. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her husband:  Kirk Martin. 

Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, February 15, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Terry of the Church in the Wind in Midland. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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