Obituaries 2010

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Bettye Lea Bassham Williams

Bettye Lea (Bassham) Williams, age 74, passed from this life on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born in Roby, TX on May 19, 1936 to Fred Malcolm Bassham and Annabelle (Davis) Bassham.  She was a hospice nurse, retired after 15 years with Home Hospice. She was a member of the Church of Christ. 

Survivors are her son:  Johnny R. Williams III of Odessa; daughter:  Leann Williams Logan of Odessa; three sisters:  Gwen Bassham Dukes of Odessa, Karen Bassham Christie of Tyler, and Linda Bassham Rhoton of Eastland; two grandchildren: Jesica Logan Miller and Kori Logan Miller and one great-grandchild:  Brett Lee Logan Miller. 

Her parents and her husband, Johnny Williams, precede her in death. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, June 11, 2010 from 6 to 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bro. Jimmy Braswell and Bro. Craig Rhoton.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bettye's name may be made to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761.

Edna Rhoda (Gibbons) Barber

Edna Rhoda (Gibbons) Barber, age 76, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at her Odessa residence. She was born in Tulsa, OK on October 9, 1933 to Charles E. and Clennie (Webb) Gibbons.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband:   Jim Barber of Odessa; two daughters:  Linda Martin of Big Spring and Brenda Gordon of Denver, Colo.; one son:  Scott Barber of Odessa; one sister:  Virginia Frankfather of Sapulpa, Okla.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.   

Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 1st Church of the Nazarene, officiated by Pastor Terry Pierce.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Walt Alson Bailey

Walt Alson Bailey age 64 passed away after a sudden illness at home on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Walt was born in Gladewater, Texas on July 7, 1945 to Walter Leroy Bailey and Lenora Irene Callaway Mackey Bailey. Walt traveled around West Texas in his younger years with his parents following the drilling rigs. Walt attended school at Lamar, Crockett and Odessa High. He also went to Odessa College.

Walt in his younger years was said to be a rounder by his family and friends. Dragged race on the streets and for a while until he met his future wife Omega Daphine Goforth Bailey on September 1, 1965 made his living as a pool player.

Walt served in the National Guard and did his training at Fort Ord in California. He was a truck driver and a 155 Houser gunnery sergeant

Walt and Daphine were married on June 10. 1966 at Greenfield Acres Baptist Church with the Rev. James Cooper officiating. (Walt was the first and only blind date Daphine had ever gone on).  They celebrated their 44 th wedding anniversary on Thursday June 10, 2010. Of this marriage 2 sons were born Tracy Scott Bailey and Stacy Todd Bailey.

Walt worked as a field mechanic for Kobe which became Trico Kobe and later became Weatherford.  Later he went in to truck driving and did hot shot and then started driving the “Big Rig”. He drove for Acme Truck and was working at Dale Meyers Trucking and had just come in Friday night from hauling a load from Houston.

Walt was a simple man who had rather stay home with his family as much as possible. He loved his son and really loved his 2 granddaughters. He was very proud of all both had accomplished. He was especially proud that he was able to attend both granddaughters’ graduation in May as they graduated from elementary with honor and Permian High with honors.

Walt and Daphine had a third son who was adopted Staff Sergeant Danny Neighbors who is stationed in Germany. Walt was very proud of Danny and what he is doing for our country.

Walt was preceded in death by his father Walter Bailey, his mother Lenora Bailey and his half brother J. B. Mackey and his oldest son Tracy Scott Bailey.

He is survived by his wife Omega Daphine Goforth Bailey of Odessa, son Stacy Todd Bailey and wife Amy of Odessa, and his adopted son Danny Neighbors of Germany. Walt is also survived by his “Pride and Joys” his two granddaughters Brittany Bailey and Katy Bailey of Odessa.

The family will hold visitation on Tuesday June 15, 2010 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  at Acres West Funeral Home. Services will be Wednesday June 16, 2010  at 2:00 p.m.at Chapel Hill Baptist Church with Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Arrangement are under the direction of Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Grace Eunice Norrid

Grace Eunice Norrid, age 86, passed from this life on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Deerings Nursing Center in Odessa.  She was born in Amarillo, TX on November 10, 1923 to George and Grace (Henry) Turner.  She was a retired self employed bookkeeper for Norrid Reproduction and Printing Company.

Grace was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  She loved china painting and was past President of the Permian Basin Porcelain Art Club.  She was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church for the past year, previously a member of 2nd Baptist Church of Midland.

Those left to cherish her love and memory include her husband:  Don Norrid of Odessa; son:  Larry Norrid and wife Sue of Odessa; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Her beloved daughter: Dinah Paris and her parents: George and Grace Turner, precede her in death.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:30 am Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Sherwood Baptist Church, 505 E. 42nd Street, officiated by Pastor Ivy Shelton.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

The family extends a special “Thank you!” to Home Hospice of Odessa and to Deerings Nursing Center.  They would appreciate it if anyone wishing to make memorial donations in Grace’s name would direct them to these two institutions at the following addresses:

Home Hospice, 516 N. Texas Ave. Odessa, TX 79761 or Deerings Nursing and Rehabilitation, LP, 1020 N County Rd W Odessa, TX, 79763.

Miguel Angel Ortiz

Miguel Angel Ortiz, age 29, of Arcadia, Fla., died Saturday, June 12, 2010.  He was born to Antonio Ortiz and Josefina (Jimenez) Ortiz in Andrews, TX on February 28, 1981.

His parents survive him.  He is also survived by three sisters:  Bertha Jaramillo and Sandra Candia, both of Odessa, and Minerva Gonzalez of Arcadia, Fla.; and two brothers:  Marco Antonio Ortiz of Del Rio and Andres Ortiz of Arcadia, Fla.       

Funeral services in Florida will be 6:00 pm Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Arcadia, officiated by Pastor Rincon.  Local funeral services will be at Agape Ministries Dream Center at 10:00 AM Monday, June 21, 2010, Pedro Emiliano officiating.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.   Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa and Robarts Funeral Home in Florida. 

Alfonso Tavarez

Alfonso Tavarez, age 72, of Odessa,  passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on October 4, 1937 to Crisantos and Carlota (Carrasco) Tavarez.  He was a construction worker. He was Catholic. 

He is survived by four daughters:  Maria Tavarez,  Lupita Tavarez, and  America Tavarez, all of Odessa and Norma Tavarez of Chihuahua, MX; two sons:  Armando Borras Tavarez of Odessa and Luis Alfonso Tavarez of Ojinaga, MX; three sisters:  Librada Tavarez of Kansas, Pilar Tavarez of Odessa, and Elda Tavarez of Benavides, CH, MX; seven brothers:  Eugenio Tavarez, Lupe Tavarez, Carlos Tavarez, and  Huber Tavarez, all of Fort Stockton, Efrain Tavarez and Ruben Tavarez, both of Midland, and Crisantos Tavarez of Ojinaga, CH, MX; 18 grandchildren:  Lluvia, Yuri, Armando, Marcos, Andrea, Olivia, Cecilia, Juan, Jose, Diana, Tania, Alejandrina, Kim, Ariel, Kenya, Edsel, Jerilin, and Alex and 6 great-grandchildren:  Ivan, Jorge, Alex, Adam, Emely, and Armando.     

His parents:  Crisantos and Carlota Tavarez; his wife:  Florencia Tavarez; one brother:  Reyes Tavarez, and one sister:  Lidia Tavarez, all precede him in death.  

Services will be at a later date in Ojinaga, CH, Mexico.  Interment will be at El Ultimo Refugio Cementerio in Ojinaga, Mexico. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa. 

Howard Miner

Conrad John Voorhies (Howard Miner), age 77, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in New Iberia, LA.  He was Catholic.  He was a retired  oilfield mechanic. 

He is survived by his wife:  Jimmie Minor of Odessa, and two daughters:  Candice Stell of Odessa and Tanya Dunlap of Andrews. 

Graveside services with military honors are scheduled for 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, officiated by Brother Roy Jones.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.   

 
Saul Muñoz

Saul Muñoz, age 85, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in El Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico on Sunday, December 21, 1924 to Fidencio and Cruz (Holguin) Muñoz.  He was a carpentry laborer.  He was Catholic. 

He is survived by his daughter:  Elodia Muñoz and his brother:   Jose Muñoz, both of Odessa. 

His parents – Fidencio and Cruz Muñoz, two brothers and one sister, all precede him in death. 

Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Monday, June 21, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Interment will follow at Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Antonio Villa “Uncle Tony”

Antonio Villa “Uncle Tony”, age 59, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 21, 2010 in Odessa.  He was born in Martin County, Texas on Tuesday, July 18, 1950 to the late Julian Cruz Villa and Matilde (Arciaga) Villa.  He worked as a mover and was a member of the Catholic Church. 

He is survived by his brother:  Julian Cruz Villa of Odessa; sister:  Rosa Esparza of Deming, NM; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

His parents:  Julian and Matilde Villa; one sister:  Pauline V. Dominguez; and one brother:  Francisco Villa, precede him in death. 

Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Acres West’s 24 Hour Chapel.  Graveside services will be 10:00 am Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Pallbearers will be Joe Villa, Rene Mendoza, J.R. Villa, Jimmy Valenzuela, and Benito Loya.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


Montie Dee (Terrell) Hamby

Montie Dee (Terrell) Hamby, age 47, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at her residence in Odessa.  She was born in Denton, TX on May 23, 1963 to Gerald and Charlotte (Morgan) Terrell.  She was a registered nurse.

Montie was a mother hen to everyone, always taking care of everyone around her.  She was a loving and giving person.  She was devoted to her family, considering her grandchildren to be her greatest asset.  She would call her son-in-law at all times, just to talk.  She also loved her two dogs, Jackie and Ginger.  She enjoyed gardening, decorating for the holidays, and margaritas.  She listened to country music, but because she had become hard of hearing, everyone around her listened to it too.

She is survived by her daughter:  Katherine Noland of Gardendale; son:  Jerod Todd of Arlington: two brothers:  Danny Terrell and Damon Terrell, both of Arlington, and three grandchildren:  Maddison Dunn, Chase Dunn, and Natalie Dunn.

Her husband, Thomas Edward Hamby, Jr. preceded her in death on March 7, 2006.  Her parents also precede her in death.

Memorial services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Matt Wilson.  Interment will take place at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, TX at 2:00 pm Thursday, July 1, 2010.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Janice Christesson

Wanda Janice Christesson went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital at the age of 72.  She was a longtime Odessa resident, currently residing at Seabury Center.  She was born in Snyder, TX on August 28, 1937 to Leonard Leroy Greenfield and Velma Ruby (Yarborough) Greenfield.  She married Johnnie Lynn Christesson on May 11, 1956 in Goldsmith, TX.  They shared almost forty-four years together before separated by his death in January of 2000.  They raised three children and she always kept her belt handy for the boys, knowing exactly how and when to employ the “Mama look”. 

She was a member of Crescent Park Baptist Church and a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Janice was an artist; loving crafts, quilting and painting.  She painted oil portraits and wildlife and was especially partial to landscapes and painted them until pain in her arms prevented it.  She was a skilled listener and confidant; the person to talk to.  She was not a mother-in-law to Mollie and Honey, but a Mom.

Those left to cherish her love and memory include her children:  Juana Christesson, Mike and Mollie Christesson, and Jon and Honey Christesson; eight grandchildren:  Michael, Cathy, Shalina, Isaac and Serah, J.J., Jesse, and Peter; two great-grandchildren:  Taylor and Bethany; brother:  Troy Greenfield and wife Peggy; and sister-in-law:  Doris Archer, all of Odessa.

Her husband, Johnnie Christesson, and parents:  Ruby and Leonard Greenfield, precede her in death.

Memorial services in her honor will be 4:00 pm Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by David Miller.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made to Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child, or the Gideon’s Organization.

Michael Wayne Gibson

Michael Wayne Gibson, age 28, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at his Odessa home.  He was born in Amarillo, TX on September 17, 1981.

He is survived by his mother:  Patsy Gibson of Plainview, TX; sister:  Laura Nunez and husband Ricky of Clarksville, TN; niece:  Lauren Nunez; grandparents:  Howard and Jewel Gibson of Plainview; aunts:  Sandra Linville of Plainview and Diane Crawford of Portland, OR; uncle:  David Gibson and wife Renae of Plainview; companion: Cindy; numerous cousins and friends.

His uncle:  Michael Gibson, precedes him in death.

Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Friday, July 2, 2010 in the Prayer Chapel at Life Change Baptist Church, 1000 N. Texas, Odessa, officiated by Pastor Quincy Randall.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

 
Simona Hernandez Tavarez

Simona Hernandez Tavarez, age 85, of Odessa, passed from this life on Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Medical Center Hospital of Odessa.  She was born in Colorado City, TX on February 14, 1925 to Mathnis and Estanislad (Cortez) Hernandez.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church.

She is survived by four daughters:  Enedina Sanchez, Trinidad Alvarado, and Marina Lozano, all of Odessa, and Elsa Armendarez of Presidio; three sons:  Salvador Tavarez, Jesus Jose Tavarez, and Jimmy Tavarez, all of Odessa; one sister:  Amanda Hernandez Galindo of Presidio; 24 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  

Her parents:  Mathnis and Estanislad Hernandez; husband:  Salvador H. Tavarez; son:  Juan Manuel Tavarez; and daughter:  Rosa Elva Grado; all precede her in death.

Services will be at a later date in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Interment will be at El Ultimo Refugio Cementerio in Ojinaga, Mexico. Arrangements are entrusted Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa.

Manuel G. Galindo

Manuel G. Galindo, age 37, died on Friday, July 2, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born in Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, MX.  He worked at West Side Walmart in Odessa. He was Catholic. 

Survivors include his wife: Tracie M. Culp of Dublin, TX: his mother: Socorro Garcia of Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, MX and guardians: Efrain Garcia of Terlingua, TX and Elizabeth Garcia of Alpine; one son: Antonio M. Galindo of Dublin, TX; one brother: Juan “Pepe” Galindo of Odessa; and two sisters: Maria Valdez of Odessa and Beatriz Galindo of Manuel Benavides. 

His father:  Manuel Galindo, preceded him in death.

Services will be at a later date in Manuel Benavides, Mexico.  Interment will take place in Manuel Benavides at Panteon Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.  

Eugene  Charles Jr.

Eugenio “Eugene”  Charles Jr., age 47, died on Friday, July 2, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born in Graham, TX. He was a heavy equipment operator for the oil field.

Survivors include two sons: Eugenio Charles III of Andover, NY and Nico Jose Charles of Wellville, NY; two daughters: Melissa Joy Charles of Andover and Rosa Andrea Charles of Odessa; two brothers: Tony Rodriguez of Midland and Fred Charles of Houston; three sisters: Mary Carrasco of Odessa, Sylvia Muniz and Janie Lasoya, both of Midland; and five grandchildren:  Dawson Charles, Rhianna Charles, Am Ia Rodriguez, Brody Vance, and Makenna Vance.

Memorial services are scheduled for 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Brother Roy Jones. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.  


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