Obituaries 2010

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Charles Ray Sheldon
Charles (Charlie) Ray Sheldon died in Odessa, Texas, February 17, 2010 at the Hospice House. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses the last 18 years of his life.

He was born in Hamilton County, Texas in 1931 and was residing in Piedras Negras, Mexico until shortly before his death.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Katherine Litchfield Sheldon of Piedras Negras; a daughter, Sonja Mack of Hot Springs, Ark.; a brother, Foy Sheldon of Odessa; and many fine family members, too numerous to mention.

His memorial will be at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Christian Witnesses on the corner of 87th St. and Dawn St. on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 3 pm.

Yanalee Hizel Garcia-Saenz
Yanalee Hizel Garcia-Saenz, an infant, returned to Heaven on February 18, 2010 at Odessa Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Odessa on February 17, 2010.
 
Survivors - Parents:  Sergio and Viridiana Saenz of Odessa; paternal grandfather:  Edmundo Saenz of Presidio; paternal  grandmother:  Anna Dominguez; maternal grandfather:  Mario Martinez; maternal step-grandmother:  Estella Martinez; maternal grandmother:  Lisset Gonzales; and maternal step grandfather:  Efrain Gonzales, all of Odessa.
 
Graveside services will be 1:30 pm, Friday, February 19, 2010 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Bro. Pedro Emiliano.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Keston Tyler Marler 

Keston Tyler Marler, age 17, was called away to Heaven suddenly early Friday morning, February 17, 2010.  He was born in Odessa June 15, 1992 to Theron and Shelby (Freitag) Marler, and was a lifetime Odessa resident.  Keston was one of only two students to graduate early from OHS in 2009.  He was a proud owner and operator of his own business, D & K Pool Service. 

Keston was a very nice, polite young man, who always knew to say “Yes, sir.” or “No, ma’am.”  He had blonde hair and dimples, and always wore a big friendly smile.  He was very good to his Granny and Paw.  In spite of being a hard worker, he enjoyed baseball (he was a southpaw) and cars.  He loved his Corvette and his hot rod street truck. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents:  Theron Valrey Marler and Shelby Lynn Marler; his paternal grandfather:  Valrey Marler; and maternal grandparents:  Sammy and Connie Freitag, all of Odessa; his sister:  Courtney Marler of Eastland, TX; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.

His Granny Treva Marler preceded him in death.

Funeral services in Keston’s memory will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Sunset Heights Baptist Church, on 16th and McArthur in Odessa, officiated by Bro. Jess Little.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

U. G. Logan, Jr.

U. G. Logan, 85, of Odessa went to be with the Lord Sunday, February 21, 2010.  He was born on November 10, 1924 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Lena Miller Logan and Ulysses Grant Sr.  He had eleven siblings.  For twenty-three years, he served his country in both WWII and the Korean War.  He was awarded both a silver and a bronze star for gallantry in action.  He retired from the military on October 31, 1967 with a rank of Master Sergeant E-8. 

On May 25, 1947, he wed Rosetta Norman of Pauls Valley, OK, who he devoted his love to for sixty-three wonderful years.  Together they have three children:  Loretta Belknap and her husband Steve of Odessa, Steve Logan Sr. and his wife Tina of Midland, and Becky Heald and her husband Jerry of Odessa.  He has eight grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren.  He dedicated eighteen years working for Providence Hospital in El Paso, TX before his retirement from there.  He was a proud Republican, who strongly supported all branches of the military.  In the early 1960’s, he was baptized at Northside Church of Christ and was a member there for many years.  He rededicated his life to the Lord, and was currently a member of Tanglewood Church of Christ in Odessa, TX.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and granddaughter: Christy Warden.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Tanglewood Church of Christ, 1329 Tanglewood Ln., Odessa, TX, officiated by Jerry Heald. Interment with full military honors will be Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

The family would like to thank Star Hospice, especially Tammy for service above and beyond what is expected.  Granny and Grandpa both loved her and she was there for us all along the way. 

Antonio Cajica Guerrero
Antonio Cajica Guerrero, age 86, of Odessa, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on August 28, 1923 to Bruno and Cecilia (Guerrero) Cajica.  He was a construction worker.  He was Catholic.
 
He is survived by two sons:  Agustin Cajica of Ojinaga, MX and Saul Cajica of Artesia, NM; two daughters:  Cecilia Escontrias and Lilia Zermeño both of Odessa; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

His parents and his son, Jaime Cajica, preceded him in death.
 
Rosary will be 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Louise Hollums
Myrtle Louise Hollums, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Rockwood Manor Nursing Home in Midland, TX.  She was born in Abilene, TX to Rufus Columbus Scoggins and Dellia Naomi (Maxwell) Scoggins on February 10, 1916.  She was a housekeeper.
 
She is survived by her daughter-in-law:  Deborah Presley of Midland; four grandchildren:  Jamie Presley of Houston, Danna Cyr of Denver City, TX, Danny Presley II of Midland, and Shane Presley of Lubbock; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her parents and two sons:  Calvin Wayne and Danny Lee Presley, precede her in death.
 
Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Odessa.

Gerald Dee Sadberry

Gerald Dee Sadberry, age 76, was called home to his Heavenly Father on February 25, 2010 at Sienna Nursing Home.  Gerald was born October 27, 1933 to J. E. and Jewell Sadberry in DeLeon, Texas. 

Gerald married his lovely bride, Billie Dyer, on March 29, 1953 in Odessa, Texas.  Gerald and Billie were blessed with 3 wonderful sons, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. 

Gerald came to Odessa in 1952 to work in the oilfield.  In 1973, he started working in the Petroleum Industry.  In 1978, he started his own pump company, A-1 Pump.  He worked on pumps throughout the Permian Basin.  In 1986, he started Quality Pump Company and worked there until his retirement in 2001. 

Gerald enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golf with his 2 sons and dearest friends, but most of all he loved to make people laugh.  Gerald’s greatest joy was his family; he was a loving husband and father, with a very generous heart.  Gerald will be so deeply missed by everyone that knew him, most especially by his loved ones. 

His son: Terry Sadberry, father:  J. E. Sadberry, mother:  Jewell Sadberry, and sister:  Joyce Matthews, preceded Gerald in death. 

Gerald is survived by his wife of 56 years:  Billie Sadberry; son:  John and wife Tina of Odessa; son:  Ricky and wife Angie of Odessa; sister:  Paula Beauchamp and husband Jerry of Odessa; sister:  Judy Moore of San Angelo; grandchildren:  Tiffany Johnson of Odessa, Michelle Sadberry of New England, North Dakota, Michael Sadberry, and Josh Sadberry of Odessa; and great-grandchildren:  Paige Johnson of Odessa, Ryleigh Timmons, and Cassie Timmons of New England, North Dakota. 

Brother Terry Wright and Chaplain Emmett Barnard will conduct the funeral service that will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 1, 2010 at Westover Baptist Church, where Gerald was a member.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

The family would like to thank Sienna Nursing Home and Home Hospice for all their care and love. 

James Keith Bates “Cricket”

James Keith Bates “Cricket”, age 70, passed away Friday, February 26, 2010 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Odessa on November 24, 1939 to Joe Bates, Sr. and Fannie Bell (Waddell) Bates.  He was a US Army Veteran and a teacher at Odessa College.  He was a member of Antioch Christian Church.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 45 years:  Sallie Bates of Odessa; two sons:  David Bates of Hollywood, FL and Jace Bates and wife Rene of Odessa; daughter:  Johanna Bates of Dallas; brother:  Joe Bates, Jr. of Odessa; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

His parents, son:  Ty Bates, and brother:  Johnny Bates, precede him in death.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 pm Monday, March 1, 2010.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Antioch Christian Church, 4040 Maple Street, officiated by Pastor Don Fankhauser.  Interment will follow at Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam House, Odessa, TX 79761. 

Sharon Kay Davis

Sharon Kay Davis, age 63, stepped into glory on Sunday, February 28, 2010.  She was born in Wichita Falls, TX on February 7, 1947 to Richard Raymond Ruby and Eva Lorine (Crowley) Ruby.  She was a loving wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who enjoyed cooking and was an avid watcher of “The Young and the Restless” and “NCIS”. 

Mrs. Davis was a God fearing woman who prayed every day.  She loved God with all her heart and she loved her church and fellowship with them.  She was Marlin’s best friend and his doll.  She was small in stature, but mighty.  She had a deep unconditional love for her family.

Those left to cherish her love and memory include her husband over 46 years:  James Marlin Davis of Odessa; step-father:  Alva Owen Workman of Odessa; two sons:  Steve Davis and wife Sherri of Odessa and Mike Davis and wife Sherrie of Greenwood, Arkansas; daughter:  Tina Patton and husband Glenn of Odessa; brother:  Jerry Ruby of Carlton, Oregon; sister:  Debbie Covey of Odessa; eight grandchildren:  Jordan, Amanda, James, Trinity, Crystal, Candace, Kendra, and Destiny; and two great-grandchildren:  Sydni and Harper.

Her father:  Richard Raymond Ruby, mother:  Eva Lorine Workman, and brother:  Timothy Workman, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Don Heatherington, assisted by Brother Robert Lamb and Sister Marie Mitchell.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Jimmy Ray Erwin

Jimmy Ray Erwin was called home to be with our Lord on Sunday, February 28, 2010.  Jimmy was born and raised in Odessa by Susi and Terry Erwin, along with his sister, Missy Bryant.

Jimmy was a very compassionate father, brother, son, husband, and friend.  He loved his family and friends deeply.  Jimmy never met a stranger.  He would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it.  Jimmy loved his music, playing his guitar, cooking, the outdoors, and spending time with his family.  In the past few years, Jimmy reconnected with the Graham family.  He became very close to them and this provided him great happiness.  Jimmy was extremely proud of his family and they welcomed him with open arms.

He is survived by his wife:  Julie Kay Whittington Erwin of Odessa; step children:  Charles Whittington, Christopher Whittington, Dylan Barrera, and Destiny Barrera; his father:  Terry Dewayne Erwin; brothers:  Bret Steel and Kyle Graham of Odessa and Joseph Phluger of Eden, TX; and his sisters:  Missy Bryant of Odessa, Karen Werhdaucher and Rachel Edminston of Louisiana, and Amanda Hall of Eden, TX.

His mother: Susan Daveen Erwin and Ray Graham, preceded Jimmy in death.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Billy Joe Toney
Billy Joe Toney, age 63, of Odessa passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Hospice House. He detailed cars and shined shoes.  He was a member of St. James Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his love and memory include his wife:  Jerry Mae Toney of Midland; daughter:  Carol Lee Taylor of Midland; three brothers:  Lee Toney of Long Beach, CA, Charles Toney of Seattle, WA, and Johnny Toney of Odessa; three sisters:  Dorothy Shedwin and Mary Toney, both of Odessa, and Della Phillips of Austin; and three grandchildren:  Pvt. Ka'Lyn Taylor, Aarenezia Walker, and Andre Patterson.

His parents:  Johnny Lee Toney and Murl Maxine (Sanford) Toney, and one brother:  Charles Mac Toney, precede him in death.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, February 8, 2010 at St. James Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. R.T. McNeil.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include Clarence Shedwin, De'Aubrenn Rose, Winston Dixon, Marcus Toney, Richard Toney, and Timothy Montgomerty.  Boshun Bergen, Gerrod Bergen, Eddie Calicutt, and Robert Calicutt will be honorary pallbearers.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Mickie E. Parr

Mickie E. Parr (Maxine), age 83, a longtime resident of Odessa, passed away Tuesday, March 02, 2010 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She is survived by her loving husband, of 52 years, Jack R. Parr.  Mrs. Parr was born in Tajunga, California.  She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Joy in Odessa.

Mickie was a good Bingo player and a heck of a poker player.  She always had to stop and feed the goats en route to play Bingo.  She loved to crochet afghans.  She made them 8’ X 10’ and gave them away.

In addition to her husband, Jack, Mickie is survived by her niece and her husband, Bonnie and Jim Akin of Raleigh, N. C., and special friends Gloria Villanueva and Susie Flores.

Memorial services will be at 7:30 pm Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jerry Bagwell of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Joy and Bill Hetzler.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.  Online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Gloria and Susie and to Hospice House for their loving care. 

Everett Clinton Faltus
Everett Clinton Faltus, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Fall River, Mass. on June 15, 1926 to Alfred and Minnie (Morse) Faltus.  He married Adrienne Wheeler on June 12, 1948.  He was a bookkeeper and office manager in the manufacturing business.  He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by five children:  Diane Reed, Debbie Faltus, Donna Spencer, Doug Faltus, and David Faltus, all of Odessa, and numerous grandchildren and other family members.
Aniseto Arenivas

Aniseto Arenivas, age 54, of Odessa, passed away Tuesday, March  2, 2010, at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Ojinaga, Mexico on April 17, 1955.   He was Catholic. 

He is survived by two sisters:  Maria Bueno and Carmen Arenivas, both of Odessa; three brothers: Alvino Arenivas of Pecos, and Benito Arenivas and Francisco Arenivas, both of Odessa; and fifteen nieces and nephews. 

His parents:  Jesus and Rosa (Carrasco) Arenivas and one brother:  Eugenio Arenivas, precede him in death.       

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Funeral mass will be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Friday, March  5, 2010 , Fr. Bernardito Getigan officiating.  Interment will be at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 


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