Obituaries 2009

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Elizabeth Mildred Simmons

Elizabeth Mildred Simmons passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at her residence in Odessa at the age of 39.  She was born in Odessa on May 3, 1969 to Samuel Harrison and Deborah Crabb Lewis.  Elizabeth married Joseph Simmons on January 6, 1992 in Odessa.  She was a homemaker, a beloved wife, best friend, and mother. 

Those left behind to cherish her memory include her mother:  Deborah Lewis of Odessa; husband:  Joseph Simmons of Odessa; one son:  Austin Simmons of Odessa; one daughter:  Brandie Escobar of Odessa; mother-in-law:  Dorothy “Dot” Simmons Hare and family of Rockdale, TX; the Brick and Linda Sousley family of Odessa; the Suzy Sousley family of Odessa; the Linda and Howard Crockett family of Odessa; and the James and Sheila Iness family of Dilley, TX.

She was preceded in death by her father. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, February 16, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Roy Iness. Interment will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Sunset Memorial Gardens.   Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Charlotte McClain

Charlotte McClain, age 71, passed away on February 13, 2009 in Odessa at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born September 30, 1937 to Floyd Bob and Iva Scott in Payton, Oklahoma.  She married Ray McClain in 1956 and moved to Odessa to start their life together.   

She worked at Furr’s Supermarket for 15 years and then retired.  She was the best mother to her four children; Pam, Danny, JoAnna and Jeff.  She was a great cook.  She liked to play on her computer.  She loved taking care of her family.  Charlotte had a special place in her heart for her four-legged friends; Casper, Rascal, and Sockers.  She had a lucky streak with the slot machines and lottery tickets.  She had a warm heart and a beautiful smile. 

She is preceded in death by her parents and two of her sisters; Judy and Christine.   

She is survived by her loving husband, Ray; daughter Pam and husband Jerry of Las Vegas, NV; son Danny and wife Dana McClain of Odessa, daughter JoAnna McClain of Odessa, and son Jeff McClain and wife P.J. of Odessa; grandchildren:  Victor Null of Berryville, Akansas, Jennifer Milano of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, Brandon Wharton of Las Vegas, Nevada, Christina Fiveash of San Angelo, TX, and Katie Rosser of San Angelo, TX; six great-grandchildren:  Chloe, Ethan, Koda, Dillion, Emily, and Gracie; two brothers:  Gene and Lewis; and five sisters:  Shirley, Edith, Iva Dale, Maxine, and Cookie. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Slator and Clara in the ER, Dr. Kodi, all the nurses in the ICU and a special thanks to the respiratory staff who showed kindness and compassion for our mother. 

Mom, we love you with all our hearts.  We will miss you every day and thank you for being the best mother in the world. 

A visitation of family and friends to share memories of love and laughter will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 17, 2009.

Audrey M. Kenley

Audrey M. Kenley, 76, passed away Saturday morning, February 14, 2009, at Hospice House of Odessa, Texas. 

Audrey was the youngest of four children born to Oscar B. and Bessie M. Marcy in Fort Davis, Texas. After losing her mother at the tender age of ten, she and her father lived in Balmorhea and Pyote, Texas until her marriage to Clarence Kenley on April 4, 1949.  Once married, the young couple relocated to Odessa, Texas and started a family. 

Their oldest daughter, Marcy Rhodes and her late husband Jerry, gave them two granddaughters, Ashley Caitlan and Bailey Erin.  Her daughter, Jayne Faltus and husband Doug gave them five grandchildren:  Jori D’Ann and her husband Buddy Pearce, Kari Lyn and her husband Adolfo Gomez, Chelsea Lea Hedrick, Cynthia Dawn Faltus, and Christopher D. Faltus.  The youngest, Clarence Earl Kenley Jr. brought to the family his son, Bryan Allen and his brothers, Dwight and Justin. They have also been blessed with five great-grandchildren: Chase Alexander Pearce, Alexander Joey Pearce, Jayden Bryce Pearce, Brianna Nichole Hedrick, and Kaleb Matthew Gomez. 

Audrey and Clarence went their separate ways and soon realized that their quirky friendship worked better for them than marriage. This left Audrey with the opportunity to meet the love of her life, Tata Menger. Tata was everything to her, especially her best friend. Audrey and Tata kept homes in San Antonio, Del Rio, as well as Odessa, up until his passing in 1994. At which time, she returned to Odessa to be close to her family.  

Audrey was preceded in death by many loved ones including her parents and brothers, John Marcy and Wood Marcy. 

Those left to cherish her memories are her sister, Ruth Ross of Roswell, NM., sister in law, Marie Marcy of Bandera, TX. and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and friends.  

Our mother was one of those dear people blessed with the gift of encouragement. It is said that she was at her best when taking care of others. During her final days, she was a pillar of strength and courage for the loving family that surrounded her. Her faith never faltered. We have and will always adore her. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009, at Acres West Funeral Home in Odessa with Gaylan Douglas officiating. Burial will follow at Rhodes Cemetery in Penwell, TX.  

The family wishes to thank all the wonderful people involved in the loving care of our mother.

Armanda Rodriguez Trejo

Armanda Rodriguez Trejo, age 70, of Odessa, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Kenedy, TX.  She was a homemaker.
 
She is survived by:  her daughter:  Norma Trejo of Tucson, AZ; ten brothers:  Pedro Rodriguez of Matamoros, MX, Lupe Rodriguez of Odem, TX; Marcelo Soto of Mathis, TX, Jesse Soto of Odem, TX, Rickie Soto of Edroy, TX, Henry Dominguez of Big Spring, TX, Adolfo Dominguez of Lubbock, TX, Ruben Dominguez, Eugene Dominguez, and Oscar Dominguez, all of Odessa; seven sisters:  Albina Arriaga of Houston, TX, Lola Granado, Sulema Lujan, Gloria Mancha, all of Odessa, Concha Cordova of Odem, TX, Ninfa Samudio and Edelmira Rodriguez, both of Corpus Christie, TX; husband:  Jesus Llanez of Odessa; and two grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Mario Martinez.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Howard Wayne Bolling

Howard Wayne Bolling, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at his Odessa residence.  He was born in Wichita Falls, TX on March 19, 1939 to Lawrence Havens Bolling and Mattie Louise (Armstrong) Bolling.  He married Joy Allison Johnson at Alamo Heights Baptist Church in Midland, TX on November 3, 1979.  He was a machinist. 

Howard is survived by his wife:  Joy Bolling of Odessa; his mother Mattie Louise Bolling of Midland; two daughters:  Sherri Lynn Van Dan Burg of Holland, MI and Lawana Gay Herring of Midland, TX, three step-daughters:  Debbie Kay Cloe of Odessa, Kathy Lynn Cloe of Tahoka, TX, and Tristy Ann Browning of Killeen, TX; one brother:  Jimmy Ray Bolling of Colleyville, TX; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his father and one son:  Troy Wayne Bolling. 

Visitation will be from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday, and from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Monday, February 23, 2009 at Serenity Memorial Gardens in Midland, TX officiated by Brother Bob Porterfield of the West Kentucky Baptist Church of Midland.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 
William David Glenn
William David Glenn, age 48, passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 in Odessa at Medical Center Hospital as a result of a car accident.  He was a welder in the oilfield.
 
Those he leaves behind include his wife - Sandra Glenn of Odessa; father - Lawson Glenn of Bixby, OK; mother - Wanda Oldham of Mangum, OK; one son - Samuel Muniz, Jr. of Odessa; one daughter - Brittany Glenn of Odessa; one brother - Troy Glenn of Mangum, OK; one sister - Debbie Reynolds of Mangum, OK; and one grandchild:  Madison Muniz.

He was preceded in death by his brother:  Lawson D. Glenn, Jr. and his sister:  Darla Ann Glenn.

 
Services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Maryann O. Hughes

Maryann O. Hughes, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born Friday, May 12, 1939 to Charles Ross Omanson and Edith (Gatenby) Omanson in Provo, Utah.  At 18 months the family moved to California where her father loaded ships at Port Huenema for the Sea Bees. After the war they moved to Santa Maria where her dad bought a war surplus truck crane and when he retired, he still had his first baby. Maryann went through school in Santa Maria then attended Knapp College of Nursing in Santa Barbara, California.                        

During the 1960s, Medical Center Hospital was a little three story building that looked down on Alleghaney Street. Maryann relocated to Long Beach and worked at St. Mary’s Hospital. 

The love of her life, L.E. Hughes presented himself on Valentine’s Day in 1961 and they married one year later - the “nurse married the sailor”. Together, they lived east coast to west coast over the next 23 ˝ years before retiring and came to be in the best place in the country with the greatest friends who all possess the can do, make do, will do mentalities and abilities. 

Having held registrations in California, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., one of her nursing highlights was when she was asked to travel behind the iron curtain, one month to the day of the coup. This was a teaching travel at dialysis hospitals and it was like traveling backwards through a time warp, glass IV bottles and etc and a big pot of cabbage soup. 

Sadly, she began her widowhood in 1995. A very dear friend informed her that she should be very careful, “Honey, at your age all these men are looking for is a nurse and a purse!” 

Maryann was preceded in death by her parents and her husband:  L.E. Hughes. 

She is survived by her son, Charles Hughes and spouse Kristan and her daughter, MiKaila, of Odessa, one granddaughter:  Kimberlin Hughes of Odessa, and her precious dog:  Tigger.  “We love you dearly, and you will be greatly missed.” 

Funeral services will be 4:00 pm Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.   

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Texas Tech School of Nursing.  The family extends special thanks to the wonderful people at Lincoln Towers, the loving staff of Hospice House, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Linda Yvonne Linder

Linda Y. Linder, 56, of Odessa passed away Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born October 23, 1952 in Decatur, Illinois.  She grew up in Odessa and attended Bowie Jr. High and Odessa High School. 

She leaves behind two sons and one daughter:  Gary Martin and wife Angi of Gardendale, Jimmy Martin and wife Tiffany of Odessa, and Mona Billingsley and husband Doug of Odessa; two brothers:  Ernest Linder of Salem, Illinois and Wayne Linder of Marion, Illinois; nieces:  April Kelly and husband Gary of Midland and Lisa Hancock and husband Luke of Midland; Aunt:  Evie Moseley of Odessa; cousins:  Jan Willis and family and Dennis Linder and family, both of Odessa, and Jill Hatten and Beth Tanner, both of Mertzon; seven grandchildren of Odessa and two great-nephews and one great-niece of Midland. 

Linda was preceded in death by a son:  Charles Christopher Martin; parents:  Carl and Edna Wilson; sister:  Sherrie Allgood; and grandparents:  Albert and Inez Blakely. 

Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Thursday, February 26, 2009 at Rosehill Garden of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Jeff Box.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.   

In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Compass Hospice, 1330 E. 8th St. Odessa, TX.

Norberto Romo

Norberto Romo, age 73, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born February 28, 1936 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico to Bonifacio and Fernanda (Loera) Romo.  He worked in home construction. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory include his wife - Virginia Romo of Odessa; five daughters - Martha Fernandez of Odessa, Luz Maria Romo of East Chicago, Indiana, Delia Olague of Odessa, Virginia Romo of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico and Fernanda Isela Corona of Odessa; one sister:  Delia Rascon of Chihuahua, Mexico; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Monday, February 23, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Bernardito Getigan.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Cirildo Fernandez, Jr., Adrian Corona, Bruce Corona, Erik Ashmore, Marcos Ortega, and Ruben Almance.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

The family extends special thanks to Lupita Sabedra and everyone at Wendy’s for their donations, flowers, and other kindnesses.

Laverne Kimberlin
Laverne Kimberlin, age 75, passed from the life on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born in Winters, TX on July 18, 1933 to Cecil Clyde Stephens and Eula Elemer (Crider) Stephens.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
 
She is survived by two sons:  Royce Jarrell of Odessa and Dewayne Jarrell and wife Anzhela of Longview, TX; one daughter:  Thresa Harris and husband Willie of Odessa; three brothers:  Eule Stephens of San Antonio, TX, David Stephens of Seguin, TX and Troy Stephens of Winters, TX; one sister:  Mary Casey of Abilene, TX; eighteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, February 27, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Daniel Jarrell, Chris Jarrell, James Miller, Dewayne Jarrell, Mathew Jarrell, and Eddie Henry.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Saul Arenivaz
Saul Arenivaz, age 40, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Lubbock, TX on October 14, 1968 to Eugenio and Estella (Tarango) Arenivaz. He married Maria Martinez in Pecos, TX on February 12, 1993.  They are members of the Baptist Church.

Saul lived in Barstow for 31 years and then moved to Odessa where he resided until the Lord called him home.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugenio Arenivas and Estella Arenivaz and his grandparents; Jesus Arenivaz and Rosa Arenivaz.  Saul and Maria have two children:  Valerie Arenivaz, age 20, and Saul Eugene Arenivaz, age 17.  He is also survived by three sisters; Ann Marie Arenivaz, Elizabeth Arenivaz, and Rosario Gonzales, all of Barstow, TX.  Saul worked at Logan’s Roadhouse his last seven years as a grill cook. He was very dedicated to his family.  Some of Saul’s hobbies were gardening and going shooting. He also loved to make jewelry, collect knives, guns, and miniature airplanes.  Saul will be missed tremendously. May God have him in His eternal Glory.

 
Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, February 28, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Albino Arenivaz.  Burial will be privately held Monday, March 2, 2009 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Hernan S. Vasquez
Hernan S. Vasquez, age 21, died Thursday, February 26, 2009 in Odessa.  He was born in Odessa.  He worked in heating and air conditioning.  He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.
 
He is survived by his father:  Heriberto Vasquez of Ojinaga, Chihuahua Mexico; his mother:  Livia Vasquez of Odessa; grandmother:  Maria Salgado of Odessa; daughter:  Xiana Vasquez of Odessa; and two brothers:  Heriberto Vasquez and Hiram Vasquez, both of Odessa.
 
Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Monday, March 2, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Pallbearers will be Betin Vasquez, Hiram Vasquez, Ramon Payen, Stephen Salgado, Ivan Salgado, and Omar Modesto.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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