Obituaries 2010

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Enrique Ramirez

Enrique Ramirez, age 62, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2010 at Regency Hospital of Odessa.  He was born in Chicago, IL to Ramon and Felipa (Guevara) Ramirez.  He was a mechanic.  He was a member of Templo Alpha Y Omega.

He is survived by his wife:  Antonia Ramirez of Odessa; five sons:  Enrique Ramirez, Jr. , Esteban Saldaña, Alejo Saldaña, Santiago Saldaña, and Jesse Saldaña, all of Odessa; six daughters:  Maria Ramirez, Isabel Ramirez, Loly Saldaña, Anna Saldaña, Francisca Saldaña, and Susie Saldaña, all of Odessa; one sister:  Elena Madrid of Odessa; fourteen grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Friday, May 14, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by J. Angel Morales.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Estelle Womack

Lela Estelle Womack, age 75, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2010 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born in Ensenada, NM on April 9, 1935.  She was a homemaker and a member of Crestview Baptist Church of Lamesa.

She is survived by her husband:  Burt Womack of Odessa; three daughters:  Jackie Beatty and husband Jerry of Lamesa, Dianne Tobias and husband Toby of Odessa, and Terry Gay Walser and husband Cliff of Granbury, TX; two sisters:  Thelma Hanson of Mineral Wells, TX and Edith Breeding of Hallsville, TX; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Her parents:  Oscar Smith and Mary (Holland) Osbourn, grandson:  Zane Cate-Gibson, brother:  Herman, and two sisters:  Opal and Mary, precede her in death.

Visitation will begin at the church in Lamesa at 10:00 am Wednesday.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Crestview Baptist Church in Lamesa, officiated by Brother Pat Githens and assisted by Brother David Fletcher.  Interment will follow at Lamesa Memorial Park.  Arrangement are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Tracy D. Hill

Tracy D. Hill went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, May 10, 2010 at his home in Odessa with his family gathered at his side. He fought a long and hard battle, exceeding many timelines that had been placed on his short time here on earth. Tracy was such a fighter that would never complain. During his struggle, if asked how he was he would always give that answer that “I’m Okay”, when all knew differently.  He was such a man with a strong will to fight and be here for his family. Just in the last weeks of his life, Tracy stated he was tired and ready to go home. It was then that we knew his fight was over and he was going to God’s home for a place of peace and no more pain.

Over 25 years ago, Tracy came from Clinton, OK to Odessa, TX with no intentions on staying. He met Suzanne Kirby and her three small boys, through a mutual friend, just by coincidence. The story goes from there as Tracy, Suzanne and the three small children were married December 14, 1985 and they have been a wonderful family that has grown over the years. Tracy also had two sons of his own, Jay and Terry. He longed for their phone calls and visits over the years.  He never gave up on his boys and always kept them in his thoughts even in long periods of absence. He was at peace as he had seen and had contact with both of them.

Tracy was born in El Paso, TX on November 21, 1941 to Nolan Hill and Jeannie A. Sumpter. He entered the Marines in 1958 and was stationed in San Diego, CA. He worked as a welder, tool pusher, and driller. Drilling rigs were his passion for years. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns fan. You could always see him rooting his favorite team on. Tracy was an excellent cook and loved to cook and have the family over on Sunday evenings. Family was so special to him. With six boys, in 2003 a baby granddaughter was born that would be living near. Tracy was never so excited to have his Ashlyn in his life as his “little princess”. He loved all of his grandchildren each and in a special way and wanted the best for each. One of his proudest days was when he became “Papa” for the first time in 1993 with the birth of Christopher. He took this love on his vacations and all around. Tracy was a quiet man but had so much love to share. Being so quiet, Tracy was more laid back and calm while Suzanne was chatting away.   Tracy would always tell her she was like a bull in a china cabinet.

We love and miss you dearly, but know you are now at peace. Until we meet again- our love.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents: Grandma and Daddy Hill, a sister: Sharron Gray, a niece: Debbie Fairbanks, and a grandson: Danzen Hill.

He is survived by his wife: Suzanne Hill of Odessa; five sons: Jay Hill (Stephanie) of Abilene, TX, Chad Waite of Denver City, TX, Jason Waite (Lisa), and Casey Waite (Rachel) all of Odessa, and Terry Hill of Clayton, NM; four grandchildren: Christopher and Ashlyn Waite, both of Odessa, TX, Caden Hill of Abilene, TX, and Emily Hill of Clarksville, AR, and one brother: David Fairbanks (Emily) of College Station, TX, and one special cousin: Jackie Lee Townsend (Richard) of Wolfforth, TX.

Family visitation will be at Acres West on Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Friday, May 14, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Pastor John McLemore of Belmont Baptist Church, where Tracy was a member, will officiate.

Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Compass Hospice (especially Nurse Manuel), the West Texas Cancer Center, and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center of San Antonio.

Memorial donations may be given to Compass Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Larry Wayne Rainey

Larry Wayne Rainey, age 53, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at his Odessa residence.  He was born in Odessa on January 8, 1957 to Ezekiel and Willie Lee (Headrick) Rainey.   He worked as an apartment maintenance technician. 

He is survived by his wife:  Martha Rainey of Odessa; son:  Robert Childs of Phoenix, AZ; two brothers:  Ezekiel Rainey of Odessa and Tim Rainey of Edgar, AZ; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 10:00 am Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Ingrid Zeeck.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.  Online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com. 

Opaline Stroud

Opaline Stroud, age 79, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at her Odessa residence.  She was born in Start, LA to Guy and Bertha (Graham) Lloyd on May 1, 1931.  She married James Stroud August 21, 1948 in Louisiana. 

Opaline gave of herself freely, sharing her skill, her time, and her attention with others.  She was a director of nurses at Deerings Nursing Home and was a very active member of West Odessa First Baptist Church.   In addition, she was affiliated with the Door of Hope Mission for over 40 years.

Her husband, James Stroud, preceded her in death in 1993.  Her parents, Guy and Bertha Lloyd, and seven brothers and sisters also precede her in death.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her three daughters:  Deborah Tuttle and husband Thomas, Rena Lewis and husband Larry, and Sharon Witt and husband Joey, all of Odessa; one son:  Mike Stroud and wife Robin of Wewahitchka, Fla.; sister:  Jeri Stockman and husband Russell of Tulsa, Okla.; sisters-in-law:  Elaine Johnson of Lampasas, TX and Mildred Lloyd of Picayune, MS; nine grandchildren:  Gary Fooshee (Tiffany), Thomas Fooshee (Sabre), James Rotureau, Eric Rotureau (Paula), Toni Martin (Jimmy), Christopher Witt (Ashley), Dustin Witt, Christina Ziglar (Nate), and Cassie Stroud; sixteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, May 17, 2010 from 6 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mike Stroud, assisted by Bro. David Pistone.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Christopher Witt, Dustin Witt, Jimmy Martin, Nate Ziglar, Russell Stockman, Randall Stockman, Robert Lloyd, Danny Ray Strong, Gary Fooshee, Thomas Fooshee, James Rotureau, Eric Rotureau, and Kevin Slater will serve as pallbearers.  Arrangements entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Door of Hope Missions, PO Box 1789. Odessa, TX 79760 or to Home Hospice, 516 N. Texas, Odessa, TX 79761.

 
Yolanda Elizabeth Ewing Santoyo

Yolanda Elizabeth Ewing Santoyo, age 39, died on Friday, May 21, 2010 at her residence in Odessa. She was born in Chicago, IL. She was a daycare attendant.

Survivors include her father: Pedro Santoyo Sr. of Odessa; maternal grandmother: Rosa Estela Nunez of Puerto Rico; one brother: Pedro Santoyo Jr. of Odessa; and two sisters: Lupita Santoyo Dinkins and Rosa Maria Lopez, both of Odessa.

She is preceded in death by her mother: Rosa Amelia Estela

Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church officiated by Father Mark. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.  

Mark E. Perdue

Mark E. Perdue, age 48, was taken from us suddenly on Friday, May 21, 2010 in Midland County, TX.  He was born in Springfield, OH on September 19, 1961 to E. Joe and Judith Perdue.   He was a mechanic for Butch’s Auto.

Mark was a member and Past President of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Lodge # 2914, and was currently serving as District 4 President.  He was also a very active member and Outgoing Governor of the Moose Lodge # 1701.  The life of the party, he was a friend to many people and an all around good guy.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Teesha (Price) Perdue of Odessa; mother:  Judith Gullett of Xenia, OH; son:  Billy Dunn and wife Savanna of Abilene; brother:  Mike Perdue of Xenia, OH; two sisters:  Marilyn Ratcliff (Steve Ratcliff) and Melodee Caubill of Xenia, OH; four nieces; and one granddaughter:  Lilly Dunn of Abilene.

His father:  E. Joe Perdue, precedes him in death.

Memorial services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel Thursday, May 27, 2010, officiated by Pastor Vaughny Taylor.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.   

Johnnie Goin

Johnnie Goin, age 96, passed from this life on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Sienna Nursing and Rehab Center in Odessa. She was born in Cross Plains, TX on Thursday, May 29, 1913 to Rothmer D. and Claudia (Thackston) Pounders. She was a Ward Secretary for Medical Center Hospital.

Survivors include her husband: C.E. Goin of Odessa; one son: M.R. Ray Herrington of Odessa; and one daughter: Diane Branch of Odessa.

Graveside services will take place 2:00 pm Monday, May 24, 2010 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Audrey S. Matthews

Audrey S. Matthews, age 44, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Baytown, TX on June 13, 1965 to Jerrell and Francis (Odell) Bloomfield.  She was a taxi driver for Independent Taxi. 

She is survived by her brother:  J.J. Bloomfield of Odessa, sister:  Francis Bloomfield of Odessa, and nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 am Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Kellus Turner Park, off N. Mockingbird Lane and Sycamore Drive in West Odessa.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

Alice J. Ramos

Alice J. Ramos, age 48, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2010 at Hospice House of Odessa. She was born on April 5, 1962 in Levelland, TX to Abel and Guadalupe (Zapata) Juarez. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband: Armando L. Ramos of Odessa; mother: Lupe Benavides and husband Efrain of Odessa; one daughter: Rebecca Ramos of Odessa; one stepbrother: Abel Juarez of Borger, TX; four sisters: Nellie Urquidi of Kermit, Sandra Juarez of Pittsburg, TX, Esther Chavez, and Elva Samaniego, both of Odessa; three stepsisters: Maria Herrera of Morton, TX, Susan Juarez of Whiteface, TX, and Silvia Rivas of Kermit; as well as numerous god-children, nieces, and nephews.

A rosary is scheduled for 7 pm Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 2 pm, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Joe Uecker. Pallbearers will include: Rigo Urquidi, Erik Urquidi, Kevin Urquidi, Ramiro Juarez, Jaime Ramos Jr., and Jimmy Sanchez. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.  

Tammy Delynn Walker

Tammy Delynn Walker, age 41, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Odessa on Monday, December 9, 1968 to James and Roxie (Crawford) Coppage. She married Calvin Walker in Odessa on May 14, 2003.

Tammy was a cashier for Furrs Cafeteria for nine years (since 2001).  She was also an author of children’s books and had earned her Associate’s Degree in Literature. She was going back to school for her Bachelor’s Degree.

Tammy was a believer in Christ and loved her Lord.  She demonstrated her faith through her selflessness.  She was always willing to go the extra mile for others and would do anything for anyone at her own expense.  She was also a great encourager to others.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  Calvin Walker; her mother:  Roxie Coppage; son:  Ethan Guerrero; and brother:  James Calvin Coppage, Jr. all of Odessa.

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Quincy Randall of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.   

Jesus Manuel "Jesse" Rodriguez
Jesus Manuel "Jesse" Rodriguez, age 48, passed from this life Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on October 5, 1961 to Simon and Beatrice (Campos) Rodriguez.  He was a cook.

He is survived by his mother:  Beatrice Rodriguez of Odessa; four brothers:  Roberto Rodriguez, Luis Martin Rodriguez, and Jorge Rodriguez, all of Odessa, and Sammy Campos of Dale, TX; and six sisters:  Josefina Herrera and Carmen Rodriguez of Midland, Dolores Dominguez of Odessa, Cruz Rodriguez of Austin, Maria Castillo of Wichita, KS, and Cathy Cortez of Liberty Hill, TX.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Monday, May 31, 2010 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officated by Father Joe Uecker.  Pallbearers will be Larry Rodriguez, Sotero Cortez, Mariano Castillo, Jr., Rosendo Dominguez, Manuel Rodriguez, and Aaron Cortez.   Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Calvin Albert Mobley

Calvin Albert Mobley, age 42, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at his Odessa residence.  He was born on May 7, 1968 in Odessa to Buddy and Eunice (Johnson) Mobley.  He served in the Coast Guard and was a lifetime member of Texas Amvets Post #7. 

Calvin was a member of Northside Baptist Church and was employed with Eckel Manufacturing.  He was a big fan of OHS and the Dallas Cowboys.

His parents:  Buddy and Eunice Mobley, grandparents:  Albert and Billie Johnson and Jake and Gladys Mobley, and one aunt:  Betty Haines, all precede him in death.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Edverna Mobley of Odessa; two sons:  Eli Boatright and Hardy Boatright of Odessa; daughters:  Silena Smith and husband Chris of Crane and LaDonna Grooms and husband Josh of Odessa; grandsons:  Ryan and Leldon Gage Miller of Crane; granddaughter:  Nova Grooms of Odessa; future granddaughter:  Callie Smith of Crane; sister:  Brandy Dodson and husband Vance of Ardmore , OK; two nieces:  Nova and Noa Dodson; aunt:  Berta Hodgson and husband Frank of Odessa; parents-in-law:  Peggy and Leldon Greer of Imperial, TX and Clyde and Janet Tackett of San Saba, TX; lifetime friend:  Lanny Sutphen of Odessa and several cousins.

Memorial services will be 10:00 am Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Northside Baptist Church, officiated by Bro. Clydell Chapman.  Graveside services with military honors will be 1:00 pm Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 


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