Obituaries 2011

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Cyndi Ann Buescher

Cyndi Ann (Thames) Buescher, age 54, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at her Odessa residence.  She was born in Tucson, AZ on April 13, 1956 to the late Robert Dwayne and Shirley Ann (Rowlin) Thames.  She was a homemaker. She was Baptist. 

She is survived by her husband:  Michael Buescher of Odessa; son:  Charles Glen Rudd of Odessa; one sister:  Penny Henson of Dallas; and two grandchildren:  Alexis and Gadian Rudd, both of Odessa. 

Memorial services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 2:00 PM Friday, February 4, 2011, Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

 
Jack Elliott Rudd

Jack Elliott Rudd, age 73, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Sweetwater, Texas on October 26, 1937 to Thomas Elliott Rudd and Gladys (Howell) Rudd.  He was a retired US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and worked as an air conditioning repairman. 

He is survived by his sons:  Scott Rudd of Odessa and Jack Ronald Rudd and wife Cathy of Mount Pleasant, Texas; daughter:  Michelle Ragsdale of Odessa, brother:  Eddie Rudd of Odessa; step daughters:  Cheryl Erwin and husband David, and Eleanor Roe and husband Joseph, all of Odessa; step sons:  Edward Fischer and wife Sarah and James Fischer and wife Charla, all of Odessa, Texas; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

His parents:  Thomas and Gladys Rudd; wife:  Barbara Ann Rudd; daughters:  Vickie Lynn Sandefer and Hope Ann Hall; and sister:  Trixie McCarty, precede him in death. 

Memorial services with military honors will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 10:00 AM Saturday, February 5, 2011, officiated by Brother Roy Jones.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

Mary Francine Burkhaulter

Mary Francine Burkhaulter, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Dallas, TX on November 28, 1939 to Henry and Imogene (Wheeler) McGuire.  She was a homemaker; beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She was a member of Tanglewood Baptist Church. 

Mary loved bowling and playing cards with her card playing buddies.  She also enjoyed going to the lake and fishing.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of over 17 years:  Travis Burkhaulter of Odessa; two sons:  Montie Wren and wife Debbie of Kingsland, TX and Jerry Wren and wife Jennifer of Sequin, TX; daughter:  Kathy Wren and husband Charlie of Odessa; five step children; brother:  Randall Works and wife Debbie of Burkburnett, TX; sisters:  Pam Holzheuser and husband Richard of Burkburnett and Jo Lynch and husband Jimmy of Rowlett, TX; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; eight step grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren.

Her parents and her first husband:  Roy Wren, precede her in death.

Family visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, February 7, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa, officiated by Brother Cecil Maxey. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Harvey Perez

Harvey Perez, age 42, entered the presence of the Lord on Saturday, February 5, 2011.  He was the beloved only son of Juan Sauseda Perez and Julia (Tarango) Perez, born in El Paso, TX on December 9, 1968.  He was a bilingual representative for AT&T. 

He loved his family; they were everything to him.  He also loved his “babies”, his dogs Samantha and Shelly.  Harvey was the life of any party, bringing the wine and cheese, and totally enjoying dancing and listening to music.

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents:  Juan and Julia Perez of Saragosa;  cousins:  Lupe Baeza, Jr. of Arlington, TX,  Sarah Castillo, Delia Esparza,  Elizabeth Baeza, and Geneva Baeza , all of Odessa, and Nilda Molinar of San Antonio; and numerous other cousins and close family and friends.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Interment will follow at 2:00 pm Wednesday at Saragosa Cemetery in Saragosa, Texas.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Robert Arlen “Bob” Custer

Robert Arlen “Bob” Custer, age 40, of Monahans, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2011, at Ward Memorial Hospital in Monahans.  He was born in Grenada, CA on September 19, 1970 to Michael Arlen Custer and Alberta Ruth (Henson) Custer.  He worked in auto parts sales. 

He is survived by his wife:  Carrie Danielle (Brooks) Custer of Monahans; parents:  Michael Custer and Alberta (Henson) Custer, both of Odessa; daughter:  Crystal Custer of Monahans; sons:  Bobby Custer, Jr. and Michael Custer, both of Monahans; one sister:  Terri Ann Stangby of Odessa and one brother:  Michael Custer of Iowa Park, Texas.         

Funeral services will be in Kermit at Family Services Funeral Parlor at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 9, 2011, Duc Tape (Danny Morris) officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa, sister funeral home to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit. Visitation will be at Acres West on Monday, February 7 and Tuesday, February 8, 2011.

 
Perry Leon Anderson 

Perry Leon Anderson, 85, of Odessa passed away on Monday, February 7, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Westbrook, Texas on July 5, 1925 to A. G. Anderson and Minnie Mae (Pelton) Anderson.  He married Joey June Belyeu on October 25, 1963 in Andrews, Texas.  He was a veteran.

Perry was the best body man.  He worked on cars back in the day when you used lead - not Bondo, and he was a true body man, not a parts changer.  For the last forty years, he owned and operated his own real estate rental business, Anderson Rentals, and worked every day until his recent illness.  His greatest passion was reading his Bible every night.  His prized possession was a Lincoln Town Car, built by his son, Joe.  With seven children, he didn’t have much time for hobbies, but he loved to travel and spend time in Ruidoso, NM.  His grandchildren loved to stay with him, where they could count on McDonalds for breakfast.  He loved to watch his grandson, Corey, play football and race at motocross and drag racing.

Perry is survived by the love of his life, his wife:  Joey Anderson of Odessa; three sons:  Joe Anderson and fiancée Liz and Terry Anderson and wife Janice, all of Odessa, and Allen Fowler and wife Lovis of Tishomingo, OK; two daughters:  Lynda Clancy and husband Richard and Maria Rutledge and husband Don, all of Odessa; fifteen grandchildren:  Caitlin Anderson, Corey Anderson, Andrew Anderson, Scotty Fowler, Jason Taylor, Aaron Taylor, Amy Ortiz, Jeff Brown, and Teresa Anderson, all of Odessa, Tasha Brinkley and Chad Anderson, both of Tallahassee, FL, Amy Fowler of Hobbs, NM, Peggy Anderson George, Joey Anderson, and Quincy Anderson, all of Missouri; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Mr. Anderson’s parents:  A. G. and Minnie Anderson; son:  Perry Lee Anderson; daughter:  Andi Fowler; and two brothers:  Gerald Albert Anderson and David Ray Anderson, precede him in death.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, February 11, 2011 at Sunset Heights Baptist Church on 16th and McArthur, officiated by Pastor Jess Little.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Mya Melina Mendoza

A precious angel, Mya Melina Mendoza of Odessa, age 2, was taken from this life unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. She entered this life on January 9, 2009 to Danny Jr. and Leslie Ann (Escobedo) Mendoza in Odessa, Texas.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her parents: Danny Jr. and Leslie Mendoza; paternal grandparents: Martha and Danny Mendoza; maternal grandmother: Lydia and Gilbert Franco and Reyes and Shatana Vela; brothers: Matthew Messiah Mendoza and Michael Daniel Mendoza; sister: Mia Mariah Mendoza; uncles: Joe Escobedo, Johnny Martinez, Rick Martinez, Charles Vela and wife Yvette, Bobbie Vela and wife Lupita, Daniel Vela, Brandon Vela, Ruben Mendoza and wife Yadira, and Adam Mendoza and wife Emma; aunts: Jasmine Vela and Veronica Navarez and husband Alan, all of Odessa; and many cousins.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, February 14, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa, officiated by Father Santiago Udayar. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Gardens in Ector County Cemetery in Odessa.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 
Manuel “El Prieto” Carrasco 

Manuel “El Prieto” Carrasco, age 83, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at his home in Odessa.  He was born in Tierras Nuevas, Chihuahua Mexico on May 13, 1927 to Eustacio and Angela Carrasco.  He was Catholic. 

Manuel was a family man; he was affectionate and playful, with a great attitude and always wore a smile.  He deeply loved his kids, grandkids, and family.  He enjoyed getting together with his family and always invited friends and family on his frequent trips to Ojinaga.  Manuel was a work-a-holic, actively working until he was 79.  He played the lottery for fun, especially liking the scratch offs.  He also enjoyed fishing, cock fighting, and working word puzzles. 

He is survived by his wife:   Maria (Armendariz) Carrasco of Andrews; daughter:  Socorro Carrasco of Odessa; five sons:  Francisco Carrasco of Odessa, Humberto Carrasco of Ojinaga, Mexico, Hermino Carrasco of Little Rock, Ark., and Sergio Carrasco and Manuel Carrasco, Jr. , both of Andrews; four sisters:  Lidia Carrasco of Odessa, Dolores Carrasco of Ojinaga, Mexico, and Aurelia Lopez and Irma Gomez, both of Odessa; two brothers:  Saturnino Carrasco of Tipton, Calif. and Roberto Carrasco of Ojinaga, Mexico; thirteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.    

His parents and one brother:  Macario Carrasco, precede him in death.   

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday, February 11, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Fr. Bernardito Getigan.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

The family extends special thanks to St. Joseph’s Home Health and Interim Hospice, especially his caretakers, Greta and Kristy.

 
Mary Ruth “Bebe” Halbrooks

Mary Ruth “Bebe” Halbrooks, age 64, of Odessa, Texas, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Monahans, TX on November 29, 1946 to the late David and Irene (West) Pace.  She was a tour driver. 

She is survived by three sons:  Arden Umpleby of Colorado Springs, CO, Mark Umpleby of Fallon, NV, and Darryl Umpleby of Odessa; three daughters:  Krista Pippin of Odessa, Tonya Richy of Monahans, and Sheila Sedillo of Belton; four brothers:  Buddy Pace of Midland, Gene Pace of Phoenix, AZ, Wade Pace of New Mexico, and David Pace of Big Spring; eleven grandchildren:  Crystal Bingham, Daniel Wiley, April Halbrooks, Danny Halbrooks, Jr., Tiffanie Halbrooks, Bradley Umpleby, Brent Umpleby, David Lambert, Lenna (Zippy) Hamilom, Bud Richy, and Beth Richy;  and seventeen great-grandchildren.    

A celebration of her life will be at the family home, 7325 W. 26th Street in Odessa at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 12, 2011.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

Robert “Jack” Applegarth 

Robert “Jack” Applegarth, age 68, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on August 10, 1942 to David John Applegarth and Mildred (Tittle) Applegarth.  He served in the US Navy.  Jack married Nellie Louis Turvey on November 10, 1961 in Hagerstown, Maryland. 

Jack loved his family.  He was devoted to his wife and children and was a doting grandfather.  Although he worked as a barber at the Western Barber Shop, he was really a jack-of-all-trades.  He enjoyed car racing and built race cars.  He loved to sing and was a country and western music fan.  His favorite song was “16 Tons”.  Jack was a member of the AA Fellowship for 35 years.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Louise Applegarth of Odessa; five daughters:  Robin Burnette of Tucson, AZ; Cindy Davis and husband Eric of Odessa, Jan Boyd and husband Allen of Odessa,  Jennifer Smith and husband Willie of Tucson, AZ, and Jackie Folmer and husband Roy of Odessa; sisters:  Cindy Snider and husband Robert of Colerain, OH and Charlene Baumann and husband Rick of Torrence, CA; sixteen grandchildren:  Janell, Heather, Robert, Melissa, Christina, Vivian, David, Melyssa, Spencer, Justin, Gregory, Hollie and husband Mark, Tasha, Trisha and husband Aaron, Cody, and Terry; and twelve great-grandchildren:  Keyon, Miles, Aphrodite, Aubree, Darren, Katelynn, Shayden, Liam, Charlee, Aaron, Joseph, and Meryssa.

His parents:  David and Mildred Applegarth; son:  Robert John Applegarth, Jr.; brothers:  William Applegarth and David John Applegarth; sister:  JoAnne Tonkaviche; and one granddaughter:  Cynthia Kaye Stone, precede him in death.  He is also preceded in death by his dear friend:  Bill Brandon.

Memorial services with military honors will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Carrie Stanton.   Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Albert Nels “Al” Tuveson

Albert Nels “Al” Tuveson, age 55, of Odessa, died Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Chewelah, WA on Tuesday, July 12, 1955 to Bonde Richard Tuveson and Sarah Arlene (Schrader) Tuveson.  He was a US Navy Veteran and worked as a pipeline inspector. 

He is survived by his wife:  Sherry (McGrady) Tuveson of Odessa; two sons:  Mike and Steve Tuveson, both of Odessa; and two grandchildren. 

Friends will hold a memorial service Sunday, February 13, 2011 2:00 pm at Jean’s Lounge.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Robert Dean Dixon

Robert Dean Dixon, age 53, of Odessa, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at his home.  He was born in Odessa on April 20, 1957.  He served in the Navy and was a Vietnam veteran.  Robert married Sherry Magee on May 31, 2001 in Hot Springs, AR.  He attended The Way, The Truth, and The Life Church. 

Dean was a huge Dallas Cowboy fan. He was a work-a-holic who hated to be idle.  Even after become disabled, he still wanted to work.  He was a feisty fellow who liked to fight.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Sherry Dixon of Odessa; father:  Roy V. Barner of Odessa; two sons:  Chad Dixon and wife Beth of Prescott , AZ and James Dixon of Cancun, Mexico; daughter:  Lisa Steinbrink and husband Troy of Prescott, AZ; two brothers:  Doug Mathis and wife Pam and Roy Lee Barner and wife Courtney, all of Odessa; three sisters:  Peggy Mathis, Brenda Clark and husband Paul, and Joyce Adams and husband Sonny, all of Odessa; two grandchildren:  Jason Whitehead and Andrew Dixon; and many friends.

Dean's mother:  Genevia Mae Barner, and his sister:  Patricia Gail Cerda, precede him in death.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Paul Clark.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, February 13, 2011 at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

William G. (Bill) Barton

1920 – 2011

Bill Barton passed away February 10, 2011 at Hospice House in Odessa.  Bill was a native of Odessa and was born November 12, 1920 at the family house on the corner of 4th and Grant.  He saw Odessa grow a great deal during his 90 year and loved to talk about how things were “back then”.

Bill was a veteran of WWII in the Army Air Corps and saw action in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany.  After the war, he returned to Odessa and married Geraldine (Jerry) Smith and went into business with his brother as a partner in Western Nursery.  In 1964, the business closed and the land was sold to Odessa College.  Bill then started a long career with the Ector County Parks Department and was responsible for the operations of the Ector County swimming pools.  He retired in the late 80’s.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his three brothers:  Clyde, J.C. and John D.Barton; two sisters:  Oma Wakefield and Ernestine Carter; and his wife of 59 years:  Geraldine.

Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  He was a great husband, father, and friend.

Bill is survived by two sons:  Glenn Barton and Jim Barton, both of Odessa; two grandchildren:  Colin Barton of San Marcus, TX and Jamie Minor of Odessa; and one great-grandson:  Jaxon McKinlay of Odessa.

A family visitation will be held Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the funeral home from 5 to 7:00 pm.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Monday, February 14, 2011 at the Odessa Garden of 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 Houston, Odessa, TX 79761. 

Jesusita Flores Ramos

Dear God,

You called our Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Wife, and friend home to you on February 11, 2011.  Even though it was sudden, we take great comfort in knowing she died in her beloved home.  She was born in Melvin, TX in 1926.  She was sassy, strong willed, and tenacious, and it was that determination and tenacity that gave her family strength.  It was the delight of her Mother and later became her own to see the bare butts of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  As a young married woman, living in Virginia with her husband who was in the Navy, she also served during WWII by helping to feed troops.  Afterward, it was that same desire to help that brought her peace and strength after she was widowed at the age of forty-two.  She committed herself to raising her children on her own.  Her generosity did not end there.  She opened her home to any person who needed a place to stay, a warm meal, or good conversation.  She was what everybody needed her to be when they needed her.  She was blessed in her life with six children, who in turn blessed her with twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Each and every one of them felt her warmth, love, and compassion.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bernardo M. Ramos, her daughter, Belia Reed, her son, Manuel Ramos, and her granddaughter, Lupe Montelongo.  So Lord, if you need a shirt mended, she can do it.  If your garden needs tending, she will do it.  And Lord, if you are hungry, give her a stove and she will make you the best pot of beans and fresh tortillas you have ever had.  Words are not enough to express the love and feelings that we have for her.

The family of Jesusita Ramos:  her son:  Robert Ramos of Odessa; daughters:  Juliana Chavez of Midland, Rosalinda Vega of Seminole, and Rebecca Natividad of Odessa; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Monday, February 14, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Bernardito Getigan.  Pallbearers will be Robbie Ramos, Bobbie Chavez, Abel Cobarobio, Bernardo Ramos, Daniel Ramos, Felix Flores, Juan Abalos, and Valeriano Flores, Jr.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Eloisa Olivas Hinojosa

Eloisa Olivas Hinojosa, age 65, of Midland, Texas, died Friday, February 11, 2011, at her home.  She was born in Maijoma, Chihuahua, Mexico on Monday, April 2, 1945.  She cleaned offices.  She was Catholic. 

She is survived by four daughters:  Yolanda Hinojosa of Odessa, Armina Rivera of Midland, Consuelo Silva of Austin, and Patricia Dominguez of Midland; three sons:  Jesus Hinojosa, Facundo Hinojosa, and Cesar Hinojosa, all of Odessa; one sister:  Maria Saenz of Chihuahua, MX; brother:  Octavio Contreras of Fort Stockton; twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Her mother:  Trinidad Olivas, and her husband, Jesus Hinojosa, precede her in death. 

Services will be held in Ojinaga, Mexico at a later date.  Interment will be at El Ultimo Refugio Cementerio in Ojinaga, Mexico.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa and Funeraria De Valle in Ojinaga. 

Donna Louise Guyett

Donna Louise Guyett of Odessa, age 47, passed from this life on Friday, February 11, 2011 at her residence in Odessa. She was born on June 30, 1963 to Jerry Gene Wolsey and Ruby Florence Capp in Joplin, Missouri. Donna loved doing ceramics. She devoted her life and love to her kids, grandkids, and her dogs. Her dogs were just like her kids to her.

Her father and two brothers, Dennis and Steve Wolsey, precede her in death.

Those left to cherish her memory include her mother: Florence Davidson of Odessa; son: Robert O’Donnell of Odessa; daughter: Jessie Thomas and husband Chris of Odessa; brother: Ron Wolsey and wife Beverly of San Angelo; and grandchildren: Nicholas Thomas and Donovyn Thomas, both of Odessa.

Memorial services will be 1:00 pm Friday, February 18, 2011 at West Odessa First Baptist Church in Odessa, officiated by Pastor Glenn Clark. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Malacha LaJean (Pruett) Reid

Malacha, 80, died at Hospice House in Odessa on February 13, 2011.  She was the eldest daughter of P.L. Pruett and Cordia Idella Ferguson.  She was born in Terrell, OK and grew up in Waurika, OK.  She married the love of her life, Lawrence “Larry” Reid on July 20, 1946 in Wichita Falls, TX.  They and their two daughters, Linda Diane and Sandra Lynn, resided there until 1959, when the family moved to Odessa.

Malacha and Larry were Charter Members of the Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord.  She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, served as a Sponsor of the Luther League and was always ready to lend a hand in any other church activity.

Malacha’s family and close friends were her life, and her joy came from being a part of theirs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry, her parents, and three brothers:  Lee Pruett, C.W. “Red” Pruett, and Jack Pruett.

Malacha is survived by her daughters:  Linda Tilson and husband Marty of Pagosa Springs, CO and Sandra Davis and her husband Bobby of Odessa, TX.  She leaves behind her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren:  Wendy Eddy and her husband Bradley, and Sandra Crain, all of Tulsa, OK, and Adreanne Griffin and her finance Nathan O’Brien of Albuquerque, NM.  Her great-grandchildren are BreAnnah Eddy, Logan Eddy, and Lila O’Brien.  Also surviving her are her brother:  Harold Pruett and sister:  Bettie Reedy and husband Jerry, and a sister-in-law:  Nema Pruett, all of Odessa.  Lastly, she leaves her much loved nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

The family will have a Private Service and request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761, in her memory. 


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