Obituaries 2010

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Jeffrey Alan (Romeo) Smith

Jeffrey Alan (Romeo) Smith, age 39, went to be with the Lord July 4, 2010 after succumbing to his injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck June 21, 2010. He was born July 12, 1970 in Galesburg, IL and attended Scottsdale Community College in Arizona.

Jeff was a fun loving enjoyable person who never met a stranger. He was Vice-President of the Odessa Chapter of “The Brotherhood of the 74” motorcycle riders and secretary for two years prior to that. He loved to ride with all his brothers and was very active in the club.

His hobbies included cooking, computer programming, riding with the Club members, reading, art and going to social gatherings with family and friends. He lives on in our hearts forever. He now rides with God and the road to heaven will be his forever.

Survivors include his mother: Deborah Stevenson and husband Kevin Stevenson of Odessa; Father: Richard Smith and wife Carol Edwards of Odessa; Grandmother: Beverly Straight of AZ; Sister: Stephanie Smith of Apache Junction, AZ; Brothers: Rick Smith of Mesa, AZ, Matthew Smith of Nacogdoches, TX and Patrick Smith of Odessa; and was loved by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jeff loved animals and at the family’s request, memorials are to be made to the Humane Society of Odessa, 7012 Mockingbird Lane, Odessa, TX 79763. Tears that fall and are draped with sorrow, fall not for the dead, but the lonely tomorrow.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Bro. Dewey Blevins. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Keadon Jaycen Douglas
Keadon Jaycen Douglas, two months old, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Odessa to Andrew Lynn Douglas and Naomi Elizabeth (Steele) Douglas on April 16, 2010. 

Survivors include his parents:  Andrew and Naomi Douglas of Odessa; maternal grandmother:  Cheryl Steel of El Paso; maternal grandfather:  William Steele of Sherman, TX; paternal grandparents:  Marty and Sheila Douglas of Odessa; and one sister:  Jadynn Douglas of Odessa.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, July 9, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Cecil Maxey. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Patricia Ann Woods

Patricia Ann Woods, age 77, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Seabury Center of Odessa.  She was born in Fort Worth, Texas on September 24, 1932 to James Carney Lagrone and Bertha Merle (Kail) Lagrone.  She was a Bronchette at Odessa High School and earned her diploma there.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Patricia was a people person.  She never met a stranger and loved to talk.  Her enjoyment of food and talking with others served her well in her career as a waitress.  She worked at the Inn of the Golden West at the Golden Rooster in Odessa.  She always had a smile for everyone and was the sweetest person you’d ever meet.  Everyone always said, “Your mom is so sweet!” 

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons:  Wade Woods and Matt Woods and wife Sheila, all of Odessa and Sam Woods and wife Vicki of Big Spring; two daughters:  Kathy Schoeppner and husband Sam and Lisa Johnson, all of Odessa; five grandchildren:  Candis and Amanda Richardson, Marisa Johnson, and Miranda and Ashley Woods; and one great-grandchild:  Bentley Logan.

Her parents:  James and Bertha Merle Lagrone; husband:  Dwane Woods;  and siblings:  Jimmy Lagrone and Murleen Calloway, all precede her in death.

Memorial services will be 5:00 pm Friday, July 9, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

Kathryn Loretta Anderson

Kathryn Loretta Anderson, age 52, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at her Odessa residence.  She was born in San Angelo, TX on October 16, 1957 to Arlon and Mary "Pat" (Myers) Cave.   She was a certified nurse’s assistant.   

She is survived by her mother:  Pat Cave of Odessa; two sons:  Mac Cave of Lubbock and Chris Anderson of San Diego, CA; two brothers:  Larry and Bobby Cave, both of Odessa; one sister:  Sherry Little of Odessa; and four grandchildren:  Mac Arlon Cave, Jr., Hagan Cave, Nathan Cave, and Tess Aleigh Lackey, all of Odessa.

Her father:  Arlon Cave, precedes her in death.

Funeral services will be 1:00 Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bro. Dewey Blevins.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

Jean Polston

Alma Jean “Jean” Polston, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born in Mt. Carmel, Illinois on March 21, 1929 to William Norvel Halfacre and Fern May (Lynch) Halfacre.  She was a homemaker. 

Survivors are her  son:  Mike Polston of Odessa; two brothers:  Norvel Halfacre of Odessa and Dale Edward Halfacre of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; one sister:  Mary Lou Slunder of Princeton, Ind.; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be 3:00 pm Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, officiated by Pastor Wayne Maass.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

  
Carl Thomas Davidson

Carl Thomas Davidson (Baba), age 80, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born on August 19, 1929 in Snomack, OK to Riley Franklin Davidson and Minnie (Durham) Davidson.  He served in Korea in the Navy for four years and retired as an electrician for Mobil Oil.  He married Jody Little on August 27, 1951 in Odessa.

Over 45 years ago, he was burned over 65% of his body.  He also beat cancer.  Through all of this he overcame and never complained.  He had happy sparking eyes and a dry humor. Rarely seen without a smile, he always kept others amused.  You never met a more content man.  He loved greatly and was greatly loved.  He enjoyed fishing, playing Bingo, watching sports, country music and dancing.  He recently danced at a wedding with his granddaughters with big bows on his oxygen tank.  He dearly loved his family and sacrificed much for them over the years.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Jody Davidson of Odessa; son:  Dr. Dave Davidson (Cindy) of Odessa; three daughters:  Jody Renée Hollander (Bob) of Odessa, Dee Dee White (Steve) of Saugus, CA, and Lisa Anne Summers (Chuck) of Castaic, CA; brother:  Jimmie Davidson (Sandra) of Odessa; sister:  Martha Boyd of Odessa; nine grandchildren:  Marisa Baker (Clayton), Krystel Fleming (Caleb), Eric White (Emily), Megan Morales (Jonathan), Jared White, Katie Boley (Jeff), Rebecca Jacobs (Matt), Nichole Davidson and Zachary Bolf; three great-grandchildren:  Hannah White, Cayden Morales, and Tyson Boley; and two great-grandbabies on the way.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Monday evening.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Acres West Chapel, officiated by Reggie Baker.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761.  The family sends out special thanks to Dr. Kodi and Dr. Francisco Salcido for their attentive care.  

Gregorio G. Medrano “Mr. G”

Gregorio G. Medrano “Mr. G” age 47, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2010 in Fort Worth, TX.  He was born in Odessa on May 9, 1963 to Simon and Lucas G. (Gonzales) Medrano.  He was an inspector in the oilfield.

He is survived by his mother:  Lucas Gonzales Medrano of Odessa; one brother:  Mario Medrano of Odessa; three sisters:  Teresa Madrid, Rosa Martinez, and Gloria Medrano, all of Odessa; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

His father:  Simon Medrano, and two brothers:  Manuel and Edmundo Medrano, precede him in death.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Monday, July 19, 2010 at Acres West 24 Hour  Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be David Madrid, Marco Suchil, Abel Alvarez, Andrew Medrano, Tito Holguin, Oscar Valenzuela, Anthony Hernandez, and Mario Nino. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Medrano and Ramon Rodriguez Barreraz (may he rest in peace).

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 
Terrie Rea Rudd

Terrie Rea Rudd, age 54, of Odessa, passed from this life on Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Odessa on February 25, 1956 to Ulous “Bo” Bothe and Mary Kail Bothe.  She married Scott Rudd on New Year’s Eve of 2007.  She was a lab tech at Medical Center and her fellow workers considered her “delightful”.  They looked forward to work just to see Terrie Rea.   

Terrie was an outspoken person who told you how it was.  She enjoyed anything with color – flowers and birds, reading and playing pool.  She was on a pool league for a while and she and her best friend T.L. would go out together for ladies’ night.  She was a good cook and made an excellent beef stroganoff.  She was the best friend anyone could ask for and a joy to be around, always smiling with twinkling eyes.  She loved her family and was mom (not step-mother) to her step children.  Jackson was the light of her life. 

She is survived by her husband:  Scott Rudd of Odessa; father:  Bo Bothe and wife Thelma of Daingerfield, TX; mother:  Mary Williams of Odessa; three sons:  Shane Rudd, Chris Rudd, and Jackson Oliver, all of Odessa; two daughters:  Jonica Wilson of Hughes Springs, TX and Nicole Dow of Odessa; three brothers:  Ebey  Bothe of Odessa, Jaime Williams of Weatherford, and Robert Williams of Salt Lake City, UT; two sisters:  Kim O’Donnell of Odessa and Janet Allison of Magnolia, Ark.; and twelve grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday, July 14, 2010.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Becky Hand.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Maria Bertha (Baeza) Quinonez

Maria Bertha (Baeza) Quinonez, age 68, of Odessa, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Sienna Care Center.  She was born on March 25, 1942 in El Refugio, Mexico to Pedro and Elotaria (Rubio) Baeza.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic church. 

She is survived by her daughters:  Geneva Aguilar of Odessa and Martha Camacho of Ojinaga, Mexico; seven sons:  Jesus Quinonez, Socorro Quinonez and David Quinonez, all of Odessa; Sergio Quinonez of Gonzales, La. and Felipe Quinonez, Rodrigo Quinonez, Jr., and  Ruben Quinonez, all of Ojinaga, Mexico; five sisters: Lazara Gonzalez of Odessa, Elma Gomez of Midland, Candalaria Modesto of Alpine, Evila Modesto of Ojinaga, and Maria Levario of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three brothers:  Cruz Baeza,  Ciro Baeza, and  Domingo Baeza, all  of Odessa; and numerous grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be at a later date in Ojinaga, Mexico.  Interment will be at Jardines De San Jose in Ojinaga.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa. 

Barcie Ann Johnson Schoonover

Barcie Ann Schoonover left this life to be with her Lord and Savior on July 12, 2010.   She was born on September 16, 1948 in Ashdown, Arkansas to her parents:  Robert and Rosaile Johnson.

Barcie is preceded in death by her parents:  Robert and Rosailie Johnson, grandparents:  Johnson and Ford, and several aunts and uncles.

Barcie is survived by her husband and lifetime friend (the love of her life):  Ray Schoonover; her best friend:  Ed Snyder, one uncle:  Garland Ford and wife Shortie; two very dear cousins:  Scott Rowell and Sherrie Rowell; and special brother:  Robert Prentice. 

Barcie is also survived by five sisters:  Cathy Fraley and husband David of Odessa, Martha Pate of East Texas, Gwendolyn Lout and husband Charles, Adele De’Sha and husband Steve, and Robin Angelo, all of Odessa; one brother:  Bradley Johnson of East Texas; three special sisters:  Carol Rich, Mary Frazier, and Connie Frietag, all of Odessa; a special Godchild whom she took under her wing:  Candice Derrick; God nephew: Henry J. Clark III (Bubba); a host of nieces and nephews; and her special nephew (who she always said was hers) Joshuwa Collins and wife Amy and their daughters Tanya and Taije, who loved their Aunt Barcie so much; and many cousins and friends from the Bingo halls and the South Seas.

Barcie touched everyone’s life with her heart of gold.  She loved all and was loved by all.

Barcie loved red.  Therefore, the family requests that if you attend her services you wear something red in her honor.  She would love that.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm Saturday, July 17, 2010.  Funeral services will be 2 pm Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Alma Rosa (Pantoja) “La Prieta” Torres

Alma Rosa (Pantoja) “La Prieta” Torres, age 54, passed from this life on Thursday, July 15, 2010 in Odessa.  She was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on June 9, 1956 to Reynaldo Gevara Pantoja and Juana Carrasco Pantoja.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic church.

She is survived by her daughter:  Martha Yvonne Lopez of Eagle Pass, TX; two sons:  Luis Javier Torres and Pedro Angel Torres, both of Odessa; four sisters:  Graciela Pantoja, Olivia Miranda, and Blanca Nieto, all of Odessa and Aurora Santos of Albuquerque, NM; two brothers:  Arnulfo Pantoja of Odessa and Samuel Pantoja of Presidio; and five grandchildren.       

Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be10:00 am Monday, July 19, 2010 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Arturo Pestin.  Interment will follow at Ector County Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Pedro Torres, Luis Torres, Itzen Santos, Arnulfo Pantoja, Armando Pantoja and Artemio Pantoja.    Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Alta Lee (Moseley) Caughron

Alta Lee (Moseley) Caughron, age 71, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at her home in Odessa.  She was born in Big Spring to Joseph B. Moseley and Tassie (Lawdermilk) Moseley.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her two sons:  Johnny MacFedries of Odessa and Jackson MacFedries of Smithton, MO; three sisters, Jody Arnold of Corpus Christi, Laverne Barber, and Shirley Barrett of Odessa; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  

Memorial services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 5:00 PM Sunday, July 18, 2010, Dorothy Murcer officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa. 

Lola Beth Lybrand Bee
Lola Beth Lybrand Bee

Lola Beth Lybrand Bee, age 86, passed from this life on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez TX Veterans Home in Big Spring. She was born September 8, 1923 to Kerby “Lefty” Lybrand and Eva Permelia Lybrand in Sulphur Springs, TX.

Lola grew up in Wink, Kermit, and Pecos during the Depression. She went to school at Kermit High School and was a Yellow Jacket. She played the clarinet in the band. She joined the Navy after Pearl Harbor and served for two years.  She was extremely proud of her service in World War II. 

She put up with a lot from her boys. She was a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. Her grandkids and great-grandkids were the joys of her life. Lola was a member of the Baptist church. She was a wonderful lady who was loved by all. She never met a stranger. Lola didn’t like driving a car unless it was a standard. She also loved drinking her diet Coke and eating her Cheetos.

Lola, I am gonna miss our talks and laughs together. You were like a Mom to me instead of a mother-in-law. You said I was like a daughter you didn’t have. Love you always; you will be in my heart forever, Jeannie.

She is survived by four sons:  Lawrence Warren Bee, Jr., Lowell Jack Bee and wife Bea, Leonard Craig Bee, and Leslie Leland Bee and wife Jeannie, all of Odessa; grandchildren: Hope Bee, Neal Bee, Sanya Cortez, Patricia Bee, and Wesley Bee; and three great-grandchildren: Ally Bee, Meeghan Cortez, and Kasen Bee.

She was preceded on death by her parents: Kirby and Eva Lybrand; husband: Lawrence Warren Bee; sister: Dolly Dimpel; brothers: Cecil Lybrand and Lowell Lybrand.

Services are 4:00 pm Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Jimmy Braswell. Online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

Celeste Looper Upton 
 Celeste Looper Upton

Celeste Looper Upton, 86, was born to Elwood and Mildred Looper on October 16, 1923 in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. She passed away on July 15, 2010 at the Hospice house.

On December 7, 1946 she married Lawrence Upton in Stigler, Oklahoma. They had been married 52 years at the time of his death in 1999.

Celeste is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister and brother-in-law, Sybil and Allen Daniel, brother, Pat Looper, and son-in-law, Larry Porter.

Celeste is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Porter, granddaughters, Misty Upton and Michelle “Renee” Galle, her husband, Justin, great-grandson, Zachary Upton, sister-in-law, and Sandra Looper, all of Odessa, Texas. Brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Billie Looper of Laurence, Kansas and numerous nieces and nephews and her fur baby and companion sugar.

Family visitation will be held at 2:00-4:00pm, Sunday July 18, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 3:00 pm Monday, July 19,2010 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, officiated by Reverend Jimmy Braswell.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

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

Elvin H. Ryder Jr.

Elvin H. Ryder Jr., age 82, died on Friday, July 16, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born on August 1, 1927 in Ranger, TX.  He was self employed.

Survivors include his wife: Jan Ryder and one daughter: Sharon White, both of Odessa.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory 
 

Patsy Sutton 
Patsy Sutton 

Patsy Sutton, age 82, died on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Hospice House in Odessa, TX. She was born on November 22, 1927 in Odessa, TX to William Franklin Ellis and Martha (Willis) Ellis.  She was a bookkeeper for 1st National Bank.

Survivors include her husband: Louis Sutton and son: Phill Sutton, both of Odessa; sister: Margie Ray of Hart, TX; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services are 10:00 am Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at West Odessa First Baptist Church in Odessa. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

 


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