Obituaries 2009

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Sue Walker Greathouse Westbrook

Mrs. Mary Sue Walker Westbrook, age 78, a resident of De Queen, Ark., died Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born to Thomas Eddie and Rebecca Jane Mayo Walker in De Queen, Arkansas, on March 18, 1931. She was a retired cashier at Furrs Grocery in Odessa, Texas, and Lewis Food Center in De Queen, and was a Baptist. She enjoyed quilting, canning, cows, bailing hay, gardening, and music. She and Russell were married August 2, 1951 in Dentonville, Arkansas. They traveled the country raising nine children along the way. She married Ray Westbrook on May 26, 1991 in De Queen, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 6 siblings, her first husband, Russell “Rusty” Greathouse , two step-sons, Leon Greathouse, and Gene Greathouse, and a grandson, Christopher Greathouse.

She is survived by her husband of over 18 years, Ray Westbrook of De Queen, six sons, Mike Greathouse and wife Lynn of Odessa, Texas, Rusty Greathouse and wife Mary of Ft. Worth, Texas, Orville Greathouse of Ponder, Texas, Buster Greathouse and wife Roxanna of San Marcos, Texas, Ricky Greathouse and Robert Greathouse both of Odessa, Texas, three daughters, Ellen Jones and husband Ronnie of Abilene, Texas, Nancy Brown and husband Lee, and Lynn Sebolt and husband James both of Odessa, Texas, three step-sons, Ivan Greathouse of Phoenix, Arizona, Don Greathouse of Kilgore, Texas, and Cullus Westbrook and wife Kim of Lubbock, Texas, two step-daughters, Rita Pike and husband Gene of Longview, Texas, and Rhonda Westbrook of Wylie, Texas, grandchildren: Stephanie and Joe Elliot, Jennifer Landers, Michael Greathouse, Nathan and Christina Bowen, Amanda and Patrick McKinley, Russell Greathouse, Shauna Greathouse, James and Liz Sebolt, Serena Sebolt, Kathryn Ray Sebolt, Shyann Ray Sebolt, Kacey Greathouse, Troy Greathouse, Stephen and Iris Greathouse, Jason Greathouse, Monica Greathouse, Robert Greathouse, Alan Greathouse, Brooks Westbrook and Missy Westbrook: 64 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen, Arkansas on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Friday, October 2, 2009 from 6-8 pm.  Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Sue Greathouse Westbrook will be 11:00 am Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa, TX.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Gladys Marie Schindler Campbell

Gladys Campbell was born November 4, 1925 in Weimar, Texas to John and Martha Schindler. She passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at her home in Odessa, Texas with her family at her side.

As a child, Gladys loved to sing and as a young adult traveled to sing on several Houston radio stations. After moving to Houston, Gladys worked for the Houston Fat Stock Show Rodeo and enjoyed meeting the celebrities and musicians that came to perform or visit the rodeo. When San Antonio, Texas decided to start a rodeo, they called upon the Houston Fat Stock Show for help and advice. Gladys was one of the people chosen to go to San Antonio and help get the rodeo started.

After getting married to Johnny, they moved to Odessa and started a family which grew to three children. Gladys was always involved in her children’s school activities by participating as the school party cupcake maker, PTA President, various booster club memberships, trip chaperone and regular sports fan going or traveling to all the games. The biggest goal in her life was to make sure her children had an opportunity for education and was very happy and proud when all of them graduated from college. Later, when all the kids were gone, she became involved in the Medical Center Hospital Women’s Auxiliary where she volunteered for many years until age and health slowed her down. In the last few years, visiting with her three grandchildren was the bright spot in her life.

Gladys was preceded in death by her father, mother, sister and all her remaining Schindler family. She is survived  by her husband of 58 years John C., son John Scott Campbell of Midland; Daughter Kelli Marie Campbell-Hunton and husband Roy of Odessa; Son Jeffrey Steven Campbell and wife Marie along with grandchildren Wil, Colin and Cate of San Antonio; Nephew John Louis Muzny of Livingston, Texas.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Star Hospice of Odessa or their favorite charity.

The family would like to express their most sincere and heartfelt thanks to Maria “Henry” Garcia. In the brief time that you helped take care of momma, you became a special part of our family.   

Friends may pay last respects at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Friday, October 2, 2009.  Visitation with family will occur on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 2 - 4:00 pm. Private burial will be held at a later date in Weimar, Texas.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.   

Jennifer Tavarez
Jennifer Tavarez, age 12, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at her Odessa home.  She was born in Odessa and was a 6th grader at Noel Elementary.
 
Those left to cherish her memory include her parents:  Jorge and Gracia Tavarez of Odessa; grandparents:  Jorge and Herminia Tavarez and Lalo and Ramona Hernandez, all of Ojinaga, CH, Mexico; two brothers:  Jorge Tavarez of Odessa and Enrique Tavarez of Torreon, Mexico; one sister:  Georgina Tavarez of Odessa.
 
Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 pm Friday, October 2, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Joe Uecker.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Frances Cunningham
Frances Carl Cunningham, age 88, passed away Friday, October 2, 2009 at her Odessa home.  She was born September 13, 1921 in Chicago, IL to Herman and Goldie (Breslaver) Carl.  She was a retired secretary for a hardware store. 
 
She is survived by two granddaughters:  Kathy Martinez and husband Jose and Connie Earnest and husband Jimmy, all of Odessa; daughter-in-law:  Donna Cunningham of Northlake, IL; five great-grandchildren: Shannon, Stephanie, Jessica, Maria Fernanda, and Carlos; and five great-great grandchildren:  Ruben, LeAndra, Jaelyn, Erik, and Felix.

She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings; her husband: Stanley Cunningham, who passed away October 5, 2006; and her son:  Stanley Cunningham, Jr.

 
Family visitation will be held Friday, October 2, 2009 from 3 to 9:00 pm.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Yolanda Flores Alaniz

Yolanda Flores Alaniz, age 59, passed from this life Thursday, October 1, 2009 at her Odessa residence.  She was born July 19, 1950 in Lamesa, TX to Ernesto and Emma (Flores) Alaniz.  She was a homemaker, beloved daughter, mother, and grandmother. 

Yolanda was outgoing and full of energy.  She always spoke her mind.  Through hard times, she persevered and never stopped.  Her grandchildren were her life and her inspiration to keep on going.  In spite of her struggles, she could still be counted on to help others.  She had the strongest heart of anyone ever seen. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her father:  Ernest Alaniz of Odessa; three sons:  Ruben Garcia and wife Adriana, Tony Garcia and wife Hilvia, and Paco Garza, Jr. and wife Monica, all of Odessa; one daughter:  Lonisia Urias and husband Juan of Odessa; two brothers:  Ernesto Alaniz, Jr. and Leroy Alaniz, both of Odessa; three sisters:  Elva Carrio and Lydia Hernandez, both of Odessa and Sadie Alaniz of Midland; and eight grandchildren:  Jo Adrian, Jasmine, Tristen, Faith, Destiny, Amya, Anjelica, and Delilah. 

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, October 5, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Wayne Albert Manser

Wayne Albert Manser, age 40, of Odessa, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Manhattan, NY on July 28, 1969 to Edward Charles and Aileen Jane (Wherenburg) Manser.  He was a roughneck.

He is survived by his wife:  Grace Davis Manser of Odessa; two sons:  Sean Manser of Gardendale and Dustin Richey of Odessa; two daughters:  Lisa Pritchett of Cochran, GA and Brittney Miller of Odessa; three brothers:  Albert Lange of Odessa and Daniel and Howard Lange, both of Walpole, NH; and three sisters:  Aileen Viscaino of Midland; Patricia Reeves of Ocala, FL, and Giselle Brewer of Walpole, NH.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Thursday, October 8, 2009 at the funeral home.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Keith Wayne Hall

Keith Wayne Hall, age 45, went to be with the Lord Friday, October 2, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born on July 8, 1964 in Ector County to Harvey and Mildred Hall.  He was an oilfield laborer. 

He is survived by his mother:  Mildred Hall; brother:  David Hall; and sister:  Tammy Hall, all of Odessa.  He will always be loved. 

Memorial services will be 3:00 pm Friday, October 9, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Charles David Hatten. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Mary Elizabeth Miller

Mary Miller was born on June 23, 1912 in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas to William and Melvina Bost.  She passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Hospice House in Odessa, Texas. 

Mary married the love of her life, Felix Miller, in December of 1930 in Stanford, Texas.  Felix preceded her in death on March 14, 1989. 

She was a devoted wife and mother.  Mary was a housewife and a member of the Bible Baptist Church of Odessa, Texas. 

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one son: Tommy Miller. 

Mary is survived by seven sons: Charles “Charly” Miller and Terry Miller, both of Midland, Texas, Archie Miller of San Diego, CA, Felix Miller of Pasadena, TX, Robert Miller of Lemoore, Ca, and Dale Miller of Odessa, TX; three daughters: Dorothy Scott of Gillette, WY, Shirley Ramsey of Flower Mound, TX, and Mary Reed of Odessa, TX; 24 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren. 

A family visitation at the funeral home will be Tuesday evening, October 6, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at Bible Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor John Lyons.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Manuel Ortega

Manuel Ortega, age 84, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at his Odessa residence.  He was born to Rafael Ortega and Lucia Valdez Ortega on April 15, 1925 in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico.  He was a rancher. 

 

He is survived by his wife: Natividad Lujan of Odessa; seven sons: Francisco, Javier, Samuel, Auden, and Abdiel Ortega, all of Odessa, and Ruben and Manuel Ortega of Mexico; five daughters: Maria de Jesus Galindo of Midland, and Olivia Anzures, Olga Soto, Hortencia Valenzuela and Andrea Diaz, all of Odessa; sister: Timotea Ortega Gabaldon of Midland; 43 grandchildren; 66 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

 

Rosary was said 7:00 pm Sunday and Monday evening at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be held in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Michael Allen Ledbetter

Michael Allen Ledbetter, age 62, passed from this life on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at his residence in Odessa. He was born October 9, 1946 in Midland to Clifton and Wanda Ledbetter. He married his wife, Anne Springer, on March 13, 1964 in Robert Lee, Texas. He was a lease pumper for BP American for 42 years. Michael put his family first and foremost. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and telling jokes. He was very tender hearted and was also a “storyteller”.  He was a Christian and a member of Grace Baptist Church. Michael was everyone’s best friend. He will be greatly missed. 

Survivors include his wife, three daughters: Leah Mercer and husband Gary of May, TX, Debby Richardson and husband Curtis of Sterling, CO and Linda Carpenter and husband Clayton of Odessa; three brothers: Bill Ledbetter and wife Roni of Georgetown, TX, Rick Ledbetter and wife Bessie of Vidor, TX and Bob Ledbetter and wife Ruby of Ballinger, TX; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and “Uncle Mike” to many. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, one grandson: Christopher Duncan and one brother: Gary Ledbetter. 

Family visitation will be held 6-8 pm on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 pm, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Pastor Cory Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials can be made to the building fund at Grace Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Maurice Truelock

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  II Timothy 4:7.  Our heavenly Father has taken our beloved mother, mother-in-law, Mama and Old Mama to rest.  Maurice Truelock, age 80, passed away October 10, 2009 at Hospice House in Odessa, Texas.  She was born to L.  O. and Bessie Mayberry on November 13, 1928 in Cottle County, Texas.  She was raised in Paducah, Texas where she met the love of her life, James Nolan Truelock and they were married August 15, 1949.  From their union three sons were born.  During their married life of 58 years the family lived in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.  Mr. Truelock worked with various pipeline companies as a supervisor which required moving around the country.  Maurice was a great cook and any child who came to her home would leave with a rice krispie treat,  Kool-aid and calling her Mama.  They also left with the knowledge that Mama would never let them get a spanking.  She was preceded in death by her parents, ten siblings, her husband and one grandson, Ronald Steve Truelock.  She is survived by her sons, Robbie Truelock and wife Jana, James Lee Truelock and wife LaDonna all of Odessa, TX and Jim Bob Truelock and wife Mitzi of Eastland, TX.  Three grandchildren will cherish Mama’s memory.  Robbie Truelock and wife Margie of Canyon, TX, Jennifer Stout and husband Chris, Amy Floyd and husband Robert all of Odessa, TX.  Eight great grandchildren will miss their Old Mama:  Cory Truelock, Dustin Zuniga, Brendi Lyles of Bastrop, TX,  Jack Nolen, Noah and Baron Truelock of Canyon, TX and Paige and Brennen Floyd of Odessa, TX. 

One sister and one brother will miss their “Bill” as they fondly referred to her.  Maggie Bee Harper and her husband Dick of Seymour, TX and Bobby Joe Mayberry of Paducah, TX.  A cherished niece, Debi Ward and husband Norman of Odessa, TX, who Maurice took under her wing, will miss the special bond the two of them shared.  Duchess, her faithful dachshund, will be lost without her.

The family will celebrate her life with friends at Acres West Funeral Home on October 12, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Funeral service will be held on October 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenfield Acres Baptist Church with Rev.  Mike Bartlett officiating.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Crane Nursing and Rehabilitation and Home Hospice of Odessa for the loving care given to Maurice.

Now to change the subject in Mama’s favorite way--“But, Anyways”

Dennis Eugene "Whitey" Boehl

In Memoriam of Dennis Eugene “Whitey” Boehl, born on January 18, 1940, and passed with dignity on October 9, 20089 at his home in Odessa. He was born in Shiner, TX to Edmond Boehl and Nolia Chrowder Boehl.  

Whitey leaves long time partner and caregiver, Darias Corinne Cravett of Odessa, one son: Charles “Chuck” Boehl of Baytown, TX; two sisters: Dorothy and Helen of Shiner and one brother: Clinton Boehl of San Antonio, TX. Whitey worked in the oilfield as a roughneck and pitliner. He was also a carpenter and electrician for many years. He was a 6 year Navy veteran and he loved his dogs Lucky, Blacky and Snowball very much.  

A special thanks goes to Dr. Merrell of Midland, Dr. Cepero, Dr. George of Texas Oncology in Odessa. We would also like to say thank you to hospice and their nurses, Terry, Cindy, Cassandra, and Holly for the help and compassion they showed Whitey. We’d like to thank Acres West for being prompt and caring in the final preparations. Thanks to Ruth Powell, Rose, Sharon and all our friends that assisted in Whitey’s care. 

Thank you for all, Corrine and Friends. 

Memorial services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Darias’ home, 1610 E. 6th Street, Odessa, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Juan J. Gardea

Juan J. Gardea, age 75, passed away Monday, October 12, 2009 at his Odessa residence.  He was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Narciso and Christina Gardea on January 26, 1934.  He was a farmer. 

He is survived by nine children:  Lidia Gardea of Ft. Stockton, Reiner Gardea of Odessa, Martha Gardea of Ojinaga, CH, MX, Belen Gardea of Odessa, Candelario Gardea of Andrews, Benita Gardea of Ojinaga, CH, MX, Maribel Gardea of Ojinaga, CH, MX, Mireya Gardea of Odessa, and Juan Salcido of Ojinaga, CH, MX; brother:  Daniel Gardea of Muleshoe, TX; two sisters:  Candelaria Gardea and Simona Gardea, both of Ojinaga; 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held later this week in Monte Marqueño, Mexico with interment to follow at Cementerio de Monte Marqueño.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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