Obituaries 2010

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Uriel Urias 

Uriel Urias

Uriel Urias, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, was unexpectedly called to the arms of Jesus on Sunday, July 18, 2010 in Odessa.  He was born Tuesday, January 25, 1994 to Miguel and Barbarra (Urias) Galindo in Odessa. He attended Odessa High School.

Uriel will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him, most especially by his loved ones. He was a very loving son, brother, and uncle. He especially loved spending time with his niece, Sarah. Uriel was a good kid who always worked and stayed on the right path. He loved kids and helping others. He also enjoyed target practice with rifles. Uriel loved all types of music from oldies, Spanish, rock, and hip hop. He was an excellent artist with pen, ink, and air.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his parents: Miguel and Barbarra Urias of Odessa, TX; grandmother: Guadalupe Urias of Mexico; and brothers: Leonel Urias and wife Crystal, niece: Sarah Urias; and Miguel Urias, Jr, all of Odessa, TX.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 pm Thursday, July 22, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Joe Uecker. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Peggy Jo Skinner

Peggy Jo Skinner, age 81, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 20, 2010.  Peggy was born in Wilson, Carter Co., Oklahoma to James Griffin and Effie Cornish Griffin.  She married Richard “Dick” Eugene Skinner on June 4, 1950 in Shawnee, OK.  She worked for Southwestern Bell in Oklahoma and they started a family before moving to Odessa in 1956.

While the jitterbug was all the rage, Peggy was a jitterbug queen and won several competitions.  She was a Christian woman who loved her family and her cats.  She was active in the prevention of animal cruelty.

Her husband, her parents, and one son, William Melton Skinner, precede her in death.

She is survived by her daughter:  Karen Yvonne Jennings of Odessa; her sister:  Jerry Schultz of Oklahoma City, OK; two granddaughters:  Michele Yvonne Thompson and Trina Lynn Jennings of Odessa; two great-grandsons:  Jaiden Asher and Zander Michael Thompson and her best friend:  Aunt Polly Skinner of Norman, OK.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Reverend Mark Bristow.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Della MaeBelle McCrary

Della MaeBelle McCrary, age 76, of Odessa, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born in Gorman, Eastland County, TX to the late Felix Lynn and Murtie Mae (Cozart) Kea.  She met Harold McCrary in high school in De Leon.  He and his motorcycle were very attractive to MaeBelle and on June 24, 1952 they married in De Leon. 

After Harold got out of the service, they moved to the Odessa area; where he went to work with El Paso Natural Gas and together they set up their home and raised their girls.  They enjoyed 44 happy years together. 

MaeBelle was a homemaker in the true sense of the word:  a wonderful cook and talented seamstress who loved doing needlework and making quilts and was an excellent wife, mother, and grandmother. She taught at Inner Faith Sewing Circle. 

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her daughters:  Donna Overton and husband Carl and Diana Petrosky and husband Craig, all of Odessa; two brothers:  Delmer Kea of Crane and Wayne Kea of De Leon; two grandchildren:  Travis Overton and wife Missy and Courtnay Rowland, and two great-grandchildren:  Ryan and Trey Overton all of Odessa.

She is also preceded in death by her husband:  Harold McCrary; two brothers:  Lee and Cecil Kea; and one sister:  Violet Dawkins.

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Northside Baptist Church, officiated by Clydell Chapman.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Jack Lloyd Beauchamp

Jack Lloyd Beauchamp, age 68, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2010, at his residence in Odessa .  He was born in Kaufman, TX on September 3, 1941 to I.R. Beauchamp and Louie Aline (Keith) Beauchamp.  He was a machinist. 

He is survived by his daughters:  Cindy Beauchamp, Brenda Gail Beauchamp, and Teresa Beauchamp, all of Weatherford; step-daughter:  Dana Glennelle McDonald, also of Weatherford; one step-son:  Roger Dale McDonald, Jr. of Odessa; two brothers:  Jimmy Beauchamp of Odessa and Billy Beauchamp of Mansfield; and numerous grandchildren. 

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

Charlie H. Clark

Charlie Herman Clark, age 77, passed from this life on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Buena Vida Nursing Home in Odessa. He was born in DeKalb, TX on September 18, 1932 to Benjamin Franklin Clark and Mary (Stone) Clark.  He was a US Navy Veteran.

Charlie was the owner and operator of R & R Meter Service in Wickett. He had been a resident of Monahans for over 40 years.  He was an outdoorsman:  an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed working in his garden.

He is survived by his son:  Randy Clark and wife Sheila of Odessa; former wife:  La Verne Clark of Odessa; brother:  B.F. Clark of Odessa; sister:  Jean Andrews of Gilmer, TX; and two grandchildren:  Kandice Clark of Kilgore, TX and Jeremy Clark and wife Becca of Fredericksburg.

His parents:  Benjamin and Mary Clark, and son:  Ronnie Clark; precede him in death.

Graveside memorial services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, officiated by Pastor Donald Bugg.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory and online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 811 Central Dr, Odessa, TX 79761.

Isabel Silva

Isabel Silva, age 92, was called home to be with her Lord on Monday, July 26, 2010. She was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on December 1, 1917 to Jose Maria Silva and Tomasa (Naranjo) Silva.  She was a homemaker.

Isabel was a meticulous housekeeper.  She enjoyed keeping her home spotless and washing her dishes.  She was known, however, to slip tidbits to her puppies under the table.  She loved the outdoors; birds, plants, and travel.  At home, she watched television (she had a special show called “Laura”) and played her Nintendo DS. 

She is survived by two sons:  Cruz Flores of Santa Anna, CA and Benito Flores of Guadalajara; two daughters:  Teresa Jimenez of Guadalajara and Rosa Maynez of Odessa; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.

Her parents and one son:  Antonio Jimenez, precede her in death.

Rosary will be said at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel at 7:30 pm Wednesday, July 28, 2010.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday, July 29, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Interment will follow at the Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Syble I. McClain

Syble I. McClain, age 85, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2010, at Hospice House.  She was born in Mount Pleasant, TX on October 22, 1924 to Jess and Emma (Stevens) Smith.   She was a retired LVN.

She is survived by her sister:  Christine Chapman and husband Ernest of Odessa.       

Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 9:00 AM Wednesday, July 28, 2010, Brother Clydell Chapman officiating.  Interment will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Albany Cemetery in Albany, Texas.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Gladys Irene Smith

Gladys Irene Smith, age 84, passed from this life on Monday, July 26, 2010 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born in DeQueen, Arkansas on April 22, 1926 to the late Lon and Verna (Whitford) Dale.  She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.

She married Ben Smith, Jr. and they have been together for 66 happy years.  During that time, he served God and country, serving in the US Air Force as well as being a pastor.  After coming to Odessa, they joined Bible Baptist Church and were very active members.  They never missed a service as long as they were physically able, as well as supporting the church and church missions.  Irene was a devoted Christian for 55 years and served the church leading a Ladies’ Meeting.

Irene was a homemaker who was well versed in the arts of cooking and sewing.  She was a great cook and talented seamstress, who enjoyed knitting and crocheting.  She also enjoyed working in her garden and was a member of the Garden Club. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  Ben Smith, Jr. of Odessa; three sons:  Ben David Smith and Donald Bruce Smith, both of Odessa and Dale Paul Smith of Chattanooga, TN; three daughters :  Pamela Jane Smith of Chattanooga, Nancy Lynn Keys of Cohutta, GA, and Bettina Irene Newcomb of Onalaska, WI; two sisters:  Dorothy Williamson of Midland and Betty Bourns of Independence, MO; seven grandchildren:  Braden Holden, Dylan Thomas Smith, Jennifer Rigsby Bearden, Jayme Newcomb, Danielle Smith and Madilyne Smith; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday, July 30, 2010 at Bible Baptist Church, 2801 Iola Dr. in Odessa, officiated by Pastor John Lyons.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761.

Mary Vivian Twilligear

Mary Vivian Twilligear passed from this life on July 27, 2010 at her Odessa residence at the age of 94.  She was born in Wichita Falls, TX on May 10, 1916 to Johnny Milsey Brown and Ella Bell (Hanks) Brown.  She worked at Furr’s Cafeteria for many years.

Mary was a hardworking and giving person, who set an awesome example for her children.  She was a great cook and made lunch every day, just so she could feed and welcome anyone who happened to come by.  She would have given away her last dollar for another.  She was devoted to her family and loved and took in her sons-in-law and daughters–in-law as though they were her own.  Everyone always felt at home around her.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her five sons:  William Cody Twilligear and wife Annucia of Sinajana, Guam, Gary Tyrone Twilligear and wife Jeanette of Tucson, AZ, Danny Dale Twilligear and wife Linda of Goldsmith, and Charles Randall Twilligear and wife Rhonda and Richard Lynn Twilligear, all of Odessa; three daughters:  Jo Evelyn Gober and husband Glen of Odessa, Judy Gale Clinton and husband Robert of Goldsmith, and Pamela Elizabeth Payne and husband Mark of Midland; one brother:  Johnny Milsey Brown, Jr. of Whitney, TX; two sisters:  Linda Brown and Wanda Brown, both of Hillsboro, TX; thirty-one grandchildren, forty-five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Her parents:   J. B. and Ella Brown; husband: Rosco Twilligear; and one sister:  Brenda Sanders, all precede her in death.

Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Friday, July 30, 2010 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, officiated by Pastor Robert Kirk.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

If you wish to make donations in Mary’s name, they may be directed to Home Hospice, 516 N. Texas, Odessa, TX 79761 or to the charity of your choice.


Clarence Edward Morgan, Sr.

Clarence Edward Morgan, Sr., age 88, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Winthrop, Ark. to Arthur Alexander Morgan and Olive Mae (Hamblin) Morgan on September 2, 1921.  He was a US Navy veteran who experienced the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor.  Clarence worked as IHI Department Manager for Sears and Roebuck, retiring after 24 years of service.

He married Huldia Lena Jackson on June 29, 1949 in Odessa.  They enjoyed 61 years together and raised two wonderful children.  His family was everything to him.

In addition to his wife:  Lena Morgan; he is survived by his son:  Clarence Edward Morgan, Jr. and wife Donna of Houston; daughter:  Patricia Ann (Morgan) Raymond of Odessa; one sister:  Emily Johnson of Maud; three grandchildren:  Salena Madge Morgan, Justin Edward Morgan, and Brandi Michelle Raymond-Depew and husband Kevin; and two great-grandchildren:  Ryan Austin and Connor Evan Depew.  

Funeral services with military honors will be held at 4:00 pm Friday, July 30, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be at sea at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Clarence’s name may be made to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761 or to the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW,  Washington, DC 20420. 

 
Valrey Blanchard Marler

Valrey Blanchard Marler, age 78, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010 in Odessa.  He was born in Mittie, LA to Blanchard and Artie Mae (Smith) Marler on September 7, 1931.  He married Treva Joyce Osburne in 1952.  They enjoyed 47 years together.  He worked for Rock Tool Company and was a US Army veteran.

Valrey was a good provider to his family.  He worked in the oilfield – up at the crack of dawn and not home until dark, but he always took a week off twice a year and made a point of spending this time with his family.  He never sat in a chair to watch TV, but lay in the floor with his kids and grandkids.  When they went back to Louisiana, he loved to squirrel hunt and he and Treva would fish squatting on the creek bank.  He took his kids and grandkids crawfish fishing from the Gulf.  He loved fishing and hunting, but those that went with him had to bring their bologna sandwich, because he was out from 7 am to 7 pm. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his son:  Theron Valrey Marler of Odessa; two daughters:  Tammy Majors and husband Johnny and Cynthia Kay Marler, both of Odessa; five grandchildren:  Keith Lee Ellis, Felicia Murati Reid, Melissa Mae Murati, Courtney Marler, and Ruben Herrera; two great-grandchildren:  Delilah Murati and Kaleb Jax Cantrell; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

His parents:  Blanchard and Artie Mae Marler; wife:  Treva Marler; brother:  Nolan Marler; and two grandchildren:  Keston Marler and Tiffany Trevizo, precede him in death.

Graveside services will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens at 10:00 AM Monday, August 2, 2010, Mark E. Ritter officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Katrina Kay (Kinney) Loague

Katrina Kay (Kinney) Loague, age 51, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at her Odessa home.  She was born in Honolulu, HI on October 18, 1958.  She was a homemaker.  She was Christian.

She is survived by her three sons:  Patrick Backemeyer of Odessa,Texas, Shane Backemeyer of Lincoln, NE and Michael Backemeyer of Salt Lake City, Utah; three sisters:  Deb Schlegel of Indianola, Iowa, Christy Davis of Lincoln Nebraska, and Michelle Kinney of Lincoln, Nebraska.: one brother:  Rick Kinney of Miami, Okla. and one grandson.    

Memorial services will be 4:00 PM Monday, August 2, 2010 at the VFW.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Wallace “Grumpy” Land

Wallace “Grumpy” Land, age 77, passed from this life on Friday, July 30, 2010 at his residence in Odessa. He was born in Chipley, FL on Tuesday, April 11, 1933 to Troy and Elma Land. He worked most of his life as a pump mechanic and later retired. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Those left to cherish his memory include two sons:  Wallace Land Jr. and Edward Land, both of Odessa; four daughters: Ann Werger of Odessa, Levine Turner of Panama City, FL, Shelly Land of Odessa and Janet Sutphen of Gardendale; one brother: Freddy “Fred” Land of Lake Butler, FL; grandchildren: April Gray, Crystal Werger, Misty Turner, Quincy Sutphen, Steven Land, Erin Russell, Jeffrey Bell, Travis Bell and Tyler Land and twelve great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services are scheduled for 4:00 pm Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at University Park Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Maass officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Ruth Nadine Healer

Ruth Nadine Healer, age 83, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2010 in Odessa.  She was born in Peckham, OK on August 8, 1926 to Charles and Katherine Isabel (Guest) Masters.  She worked as a store manager.

Survivors are her son:  Michael Healer of Temple; daughter:  Catherine Healer of Odessa; sisters: Barbara Beck of St. Elmo, IL and Lois Workman of Newton, IL; five grandchildren:  Mitchell Healer of Temple, David Joshua of Springton, Damon Healer of Odessa, Bobbi Healer of Odessa and Alexzandria Healer of Temple; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Her parents and one great-grandchild:  Brady Jayce Healer, precede her in death.

Memorial services will be at Life in Grace Lutheran Church at 11:00 AM Thursday, August 5, 2010, Mark E. Ritter officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Joshua David Molina

Joshua David Molina, age 2 months and 9 days, returned to Jesus’ arms on Monday, August 2, 2010, at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Odessa on Monday, May 24, 2010.

He was the son of David Molina and Jennifer McBride.  He is also survived by his four sisters:  Shelby McBride, Ashley Molina, Kaitlyn Molina, and Leah Molina; three brothers:  Grady Stephens, Jullian Molina and Justin Molina; maternal grandmother:  Joy McBride; and paternal grandmother:  Natalie Reschman; and great aunt:  Brenda Scott; all of Odessa.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8:00 pm Thursday, August 5, 2010.  Graveside services will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens at 11:00 AM Friday, August 6, 2010, Joe McBride officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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