Obituaries 2011

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Irma Hilda Macias

Irma Hilda Macias, age 48, of Andrews, went to the Father on Sunday, April 17, 2011 after a fatal car accident.  She was born in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico on August 25, 1962 to Armando and Elva (Colmenero) Macias. She was a certified nurse’s assistant.   

Irma was Christian who loved going to church and had strong faith.  She enjoyed knitting and gardening and had fruit trees and roses.  She took great pride in the home that she and her husband built. Irma loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.  Her granddaughter was the light of her life and she was always concerned for her well-being.  

She is survived by her husband of 20 years:  Antonio Mujica of Andrews, son:  Jesus Antonio Mujica and wife Morgan of Andrews; daughter:  Mirna Sulema Morgan of Andrews; mother:  Elva Macias of Odessa; four brothers:  Oscar Macias and wife Maggie and Jaime Macias and wife Letty, all of Odessa, and Johnny Macias and wife Erica and Freddy Macias and wife Audy, all of Midland; and one granddaughter:  Kailey Alexie Morgan of Andrews. Her beloved “babies”, her puppies, also survive her. 

Her father and one son:  Ruben Macias, precede her in death. 

A prayer service will be held 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel and another prayer service will be 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 20 at Acres West Funeral Chapel’s main building.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Iglesia de Cristo, 6101 Ector Avenue, officiated by Brother Raymundo Calzadias.  Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery.   Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

 

Nikki Eve Perez

Nikki Eve Perez of Odessa, age 59, passed from this life on Monday, April 18, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. (Tax Man – come get me now!)  She was born on December 24, 1951 to Phil Claiborne and Earlene Burgay in Durango, CO. Nikki was a free spirited and hot tempered hippy, but always remained young at heart. She lived all over the states. She loved her grandkids and was known as Shoogie Boogie, not Granny to them. She also loved her dogs, Red Dog and She Neda. Nikki worked at a dialysis center as a tech for over 20 years.

Her father preceded her in death.

Those left to cherish her memory include her mother: Earlene Poses of Midland; son: Beau Perez and wife Amy of Odessa; daughter: Jenny Perez of Cancun, Mexico; brothers: Marcus Marrs of Denton, TX, Tony Marrs of Odessa, and Ronnie Marrs of Apple Valley, CA; and three grandchildren: Autumn Perez of Odessa, Tabitha Perez, and Joshua Perez, both of Cancun.

Family visitation will be from 5:30 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 and a party to celebrate her life will be announced.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Agapito N. Torres, Jr.

Agapito N. Torres, Jr., age 83, of Odessa, Texas, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Wilson, TX on April 14, 1928 to the late Agapito Torres, Sr. and Nieves (Navarrete) Torres.  He was a fiberglass insulation installer.  He was Catholic.

He is survived by his four daughters:  Maria Del Carmen, Enedelia Torres, Maribel Franco and Veronica Rodriguez, all of Odessa, Texas; five sons:  Abraham Torres,

Ciro Torres, Jorge Luis Torres and Ismael Torres, all of Odessa, and Rogelio Torres of Midland; two sisters:  Francisca Flotte and Alvina Baeza, both of Odessa; brother:  Gilberto Torres of Friona; twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.   

His parents; his wife:  Maria (Marquez) Torres; and granddaughter:  Kristal Torres, precede him in death.  

Rosary will be 7:30 pm Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Virgie Beatrice Bush Kelly

Virgie Beatrice Bush Kelly, age 58, of Wickett, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born in Des Arc, AR on May 2, 1952.  She married Buster Duke Kelly on May 10, 1969 in Acuna, Mexico.  She was a certified nurse’s assistant. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her mother:  Earnestine Shaw of Balmorhea, TX; two sons:  Buster Kelly of Albany, TX and Dale Kelly of Wickett; one daughter:  Mary Perry of Odessa; four brothers:  Delbert Osborne of Wickett, David Keener and Lester Bush, both of Arkansas, and Johnny Bush of Oklahoma; four sisters:  Billie Staas of Brownwood, TX, Margaret Acker of Springtown, TX, Barbara Martin of Kansas City, MO, and Mary Culpepper of Amorant, MO; six grandchildren:  Bradley Kelly, Cody Kelly, Tristan Kelly, Victor Perry, Vance Perry, and Devon Kelly; and two great-grandchildren:  Jayden Kelly and Slayton Kelly.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years:  Duke Kelly; and two sisters:  Carolyn Roberts and Mary Ann Kenner.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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

Frances D. (Lansford) Korn

Frances D. (Lansford) Korn, age 68, of Odessa, Texas, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.  She was born in Odessa on February 24, 1943.  She was a truck driver. 

She is survived by her daughter-Michelle (Korn) Hostetter of Odessa.      

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

Duane Clark

Frank Duane Clark, 85, a farmer, carpenter, and retired mechanic passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Hospice House of Odessa surrounded by his loving family and friends. 

He was born March 30, 1926 in Mixon, Texas to Olan Sydney Clark and Annie Mae Klements. After graduating high school in Fort Hancock, TX, he joined the Navy. He served in the Pacific during World War II. After returning from the navy, he made his home in Fort Hancock, TX before moving to Pecos, TX, where he helped raise a family of six kids. From a very early age, he learned the value of hard work. At the tender age of six, he harvested asparagus growing along a river bank in Ft Hancock and sold it to the public, along with selling milk from the family’s dairy farm to help make ends meet. Among the many hobbies our dad had, he was a fanatic about fishing as his children will testify to. They spent nearly every weekend of their childhood on a river bank at one of his many favorite fishing spots. He was also a terrific gardener growing everything from tomatoes to watermelons. He loved to hunt for arrowheads and was very proud of his extensive arrowhead collection. 

Each child, grandchild and great-grandchild was very special to him. Our dad was always joking around and making family and friends laugh, even up to the very last moments of his life. He was very special to all his children and grandchildren, being the most loving and patient Dad, Pa Pa and Great Pa Pa. He will be sorely missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by one daughter: Deborah Lynn Clark; one sister: June Walls; and two grandsons: Jayd Anthony Lee and Michael Duane Blackstock. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of nearly 50 years: Frances Clark of Pecos; six children: Neidra Zeephat of Pearce, AZ, Mike Blackstock of Pecos, TX, Kay Lee and husband Roger of Odessa, Pam Johnson of Amarillo, Becky Clark of Midland, and Tracy Willis and husband Brandon of Odessa; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Memorial services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Pecos Funeral Home in Pecos, officiated by Roger Lee. Arrangements are entrusted to Pecos Funeral Home of Pecos and Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa. 

We would like to thank his friends at Deerings Nursing Home for their friendship and kindness shown to him. Also, a very special thank you to the wonderful staff at Hospice House of Odessa. We all look forward to the time when as Rev. 21:4 says: “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, death will be no more, neither will there be mourning nor outcry nor pain, for the former things have passed away”. Rest in peace, Daddy. We all love you very much. 

Ruby Elena Murry

Ruby Elena (Faulkinberry) Murry, age 62, of Alpine, Texas, died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  She was born in Cogar, OK on June 10, 1948.  She was a homemaker. 

She is survived by two daughters:  Rose Atchley of Ruidoso Downs, NM and Nita Cooper of Ruidoso, NM; two sons:  Channing Murry of Alpine and Robert Murry of Fayetteville, Ark.; three sisters:  Imogene Ferrell of Chickasha, Okla., Wanda Johnson of Maljamar, NM, and Cathy Trammell Auild of Chickasha, Okla.; two brothers:  Bobby Faulkinberry of Branson, Mo. and Ronald Faulkinberry of Chickasha, Okla.; and eight grandchildren. 

Her parents:  Freeman Arthor and Viola (Shephard) Faulkinberry; her husband of 31 years:  Floyd W. Murry; one brother;  Louis Faulkinberry; and two sisters:  Juanita Spears and Edith Faulkinberry, precede her in death.

Memorial services were 11 am Monday, April 25, 2011 at Gateway Church of Christ in Ruidoso, NM.    

Arrangements were entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa. 

Roberto “Bobby” Jimenez Dominguez

Roberto “Bobby” Jimenez Dominguez, age 62, of Odessa, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Hospice House.  He was born in Alpine, TX on March 27, 1949 to the late David Sotelo Dominguez and Elisa Jimenez Dominguez Thomas.  He was a carpenter and cement finisher. 

Bobby was well loved and respected and had a large number of friends all over.

He is survived by his son:  Roberto “Little Bobby” Dominguez of Dallas; three brothers:  David Dominguez of Marfa, Michael Dominguez of Odessa, and Martin Ortega of Milpitas, CA; and three sisters:  Delma Dominguez, Cynthia Vasquez, and Becky Gardea, all of Odessa.

Visitation will be in Odessa at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel Friday, April 22, 2011 through Sunday, April 24, 2011.  Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Visitation and services in Alpine will begin 9:00 am Monday, April 25, 2011 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.  A rosary will be said there at 10:00 am and funeral mass will follow at 2:00 pm, officiated by Deacon Paul Lister.  Interment will follow at Holy Angels Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Mearl Adcock

Nola Mearl Adcock, of Odessa, passed from this life on Friday, April 22, 2011 at Sienna Care Center at the age of 90.  She was born January 28, 1921 in Wingate, TX to J. M. and Della (Howard) Lindsey.  She married Oran Adcock on August 30, 1940 in Ballinger, TX and they enjoyed 47 years together before separated by his death in 1987.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Mearl owned and operated her beauty shop in Odessa for several years. She was a member of the Ector County Extension Homemakers Club and a member of the ceramic group.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons:  Gary Adcock and wife Rita and Larry Adcock and wife Letha, all of Odessa; daughters-in-law:  Lela Adcock and Sylvia Adcock, both of Odessa; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Her parents:  J.M. and Della; husband:  Oran; brothers:  Fred and Bill; sisters:  Pearl and Martha; two sons:  J.W. and Dewaine; granddaughter:  Camilla; and great-granddaughter:  Hayley, precede Mearl in death and have welcomed her to her Heavenly home.

A family visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Monday, April 25, 2011 at Wingate Cemetery in Wingate, TX, officiated by Mr. Lon Dale Briley.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, Midland Regional Office, 4400 N. Big Spring #C-32, Midland, TX 79705.

Judy Marie Haney Turner

Judy Marie Haney Turner was taken home by her angels on April 22, 2011 after a long and brave battle with cancer. She fought a great fight and was so strong and brave through it all.

She worked for Busby Bowling Alley from 1981 to 1986, where she met the most wonderful set of people that she would later think of as her second set of parents, Jack and Barbara Watt.

She was born April 28, 1953 in Odessa, TX to Lonnie Fritz Haney of California and Mildred Irene Johnston Mahler of Odessa. She was married to Barron (Ron) Gary Turner on January 24, 1986 in Odessa, TX. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband: Ron Turner; sister: Lois Hankins and husband Joel; brother: Fred Haney; baby brother: Jimmy Mahler and wife Kathy; sister: Roberta Long and husband Kenny; second mother: Barbara Watt, all of Odessa; sister: Mary Lou Haney; sister: Sue Haney; sister: Little Vera; brother: Bobby Joe Floyd Haney; father: Lonnie Fritz Haney; brother: Teddy Haney, all of California; brother: Larry Haney of Las Vegas; four aunts: Vera Smith of Odessa, Ella Mae Clifton of Carlsbad, NM, Sue Taylor of Arkansas, and Johnny Sumrow of Kemp, TX; many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother: Mildred Irene Johnston Mahler; grandmother: Blanche Willamae Johnston; brother: Danny Haney; grandmother: Mom Haney; step-father: Jimmie Otto Mahler Sr.; and second father: Jack Watt.

Family visitation is 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Monday, April 25, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church, officiated by Mr. James Bishop. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Mark Rainey, Duane Miller, Jamie Riggs, Jimmy Miller, Charles Hankins, and Chad Doud.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Victor Porras

Victor Porras, age 48, of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born Ojinaga, Mexico on May 1, 1962 to Rafael and Maria Porras. He married Alma Lujan in 1995.  He was a truck driver.

He is survived by his mother: Maria Porras; wife: Alma Porras; sons: Victor Porras, Jr. and Ariodel Leyva; daughters: Anais Porras and Karime Leyva; brothers: Tony Porras and Miguel Porras; sisters: Hortencia Porras, Elpedia Porras, Ramona Lujan, Delma Porras, Micaela Porras, and Naomi Porras; and four grandchildren, all of Odessa.

His father, Rafael Porras, precedes him in death.

Prayer services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel, officiated by Father Joe Uecker. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Norma Russell

Norma Madeline Russell, age 86, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. She was born on Thursday, June 26, 1924 to the late Carl and Grace (McQueen) Phagan in Morrill, Nebraska. Norma was known as “Bee” or Aunt Bee to the family.  She married Bill Russell in Lovington, NM on July 6, 1950. He preceded her in death on November 23, 2003. Norma was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Odessa, and a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hobbs, NM.  She was also a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and the Good Samaritan Auxiliary. She loved to quilt, read, crochet, and knit and was a wonderful cook and baker.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her daughters: Sharon Lodhi of Justice, Illinois, Norma Coffman and husband Paul of Eunice, NM, and Janice Horton of Odessa; brother: Bob Phagan and wife Ellen of Gillette, Wyoming; six grandchildren: Amira Lodhi, Maida Lodhi, James Pennell, Michael Horton, Jason Horton, and Melanie (Horton) Hogan; and eight great-grandchildren: Austin Pennell, Nathaniel Horton, Killian Horton, Oryn Horton, Marley Horton, Cassidy Horton, Cade Horton, and Ethan Horton.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Carl and Grace Phagan, brothers: Carroll and Gene Phagan and sister: Joan (Phagan) Lowery.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Hobbs, NM.  (In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Hobbs, NM, Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Odessa, TX or your favorite charity). Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Craig Roy Rusch

Craig Roy Rusch, age 61, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at his Odessa residence.  He was born in Appleton, Wis. on December 27, 1949.  He was an oilfield worker. 

He is survived by his three sons:  Jason Rusch, Brett Rusch, both of Odessa, and John Rusch of Midland; one sister:  Carolyn Litscher of Suring, Wis.; and three grandchildren.  

His parents:  Roy W. Rusch and Verna M. (Krueger) Rusch, and brother:  Conrad Rusch, precede him in death.

Memorial services will be at Barb Wire N Lace, 2001 W. 16th on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm.  Arrangements entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Emerson Drake Yount

Emerson Drake Yount, an infant, touched earth and returned to Heaven on Monday, May 2, 2011 at Odessa Regional Hospital. 

He is survived by his mother:  Katie Dawn Yount of Odessa; maternal great-grandmother: Delios Yount of Idaho; maternal grandmother:  Sandra Yount of Andrews; maternal grandfather:  Jeffrey Yount of Odessa; aunts:  Haley Yount of Andrews and Patty Yount and Melissa Leal, both of Odessa; uncles:  Christopher Yount and Jose Leal, both of Odessa; numerous cousins, great-aunts, and great-uncles.

His great-grandparents:  A.D. and Geneva Haley and Jearl Yount, and one cousin:  A.J. Yount, precede him in death.

Graveside services will be 9:00 am Friday, May 6, 2011 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Frank Hernandez Garcia, Jr.

Frank Hernandez Garcia, Jr., age 43, of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2011 in Odessa.  He was born in Pecos, TX on March 22, 1968 to Frank Garcia Sr. and Rosie Hernandez. He worked as an oilfield seismographer.

Frank was a happy, friendly person, who trusted everyone; a very out-going and loving person. He could always find a way to make everyone laugh, no matter what the situation.  He loved being with his family and visiting with others.

He is survived by his parents:  Rosie Hernandez of Odessa and Frank Garcia of Abilene; three daughters: Kimberly Garcia, Ashley Garcia, and Monique Ronquillo, all of Odessa; two sisters:  Daisy Rodriguez Lujan and Michelle Rodriguez, both of Odessa; three grandchildren: Joziah, Sebastian, and Serenity; four nieces and four nephews.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents:  Florencio and Juanita Hernandez and his brother, Sammy Hernandez Garcia.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, May 6, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, officiated by Pastor Samuel Lopez.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Janett Hooper Lisenbe

Merle Janett Hooper, was born on May 19, 1937, in Linden, Cass County, Texas, to Lee Hooper and Eugenia (Jean) Morris Hooper.  She was a graduate of Odessa High School.   On December 30, 1955 she married the love of her life, Willie (Bill) Roy Lisenbe.  She passed into her heavenly home on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, James Lee Hooper; one sister, Sandra Jo Hooper Davis; one niece, Margaret Janett Hooper; and one nephew, Don Lee Munsell.

She is survived by her husband; son George Lisenbe and wife Mary, Lubbock; daughters Sharon Odom and husband Kerry, Odessa, and Penny Gore and husband Jesse, Odessa; 5 grandsons – Michael Merritt, Lewisville; Willie Merritt and wife Lauren, Missouri City; Caleb, Jesse and Paul Gore, Odessa; 3 great-grandchildren – Koryn, Grant, and Gavin Merritt, Missouri City.  Brother, David Hooper of Austin, sisters, Estelle Munsell of Amarillo, Elizabeth (Libby) Carter of Abilene, and Mary Linda of Austin.   Numerous nieces and nephews and close family friends.

Janett had a strong faith and belief in her Lord.  She has been an active member of First Baptist Church of West Odessa.  She loved crafting and being “Bali”.   She was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her.   She will be greatly missed until we meet again.

Funeral services are being conducted by Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of West Odessa at 1:00 pm Saturday, May 7, 2011, officiated by Pastor Glenn Clark.  Pallbearers:  Michael Merritt, Willie Merritt, Caleb Gore, Jesse Gore, Paul Gore, Mark Munsell.  Interment will follow at 3:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Janett’s family would like to thank the staff at Medical Center Hospital, Odessa, Texas and Hospice House of Odessa, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to either Hospice House, 903 North Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761 or to the Donnie Munsell Scholarship Fund, c/o Permian Basin Area Foundation, 200 N. Loraine, Suite 500, Midland, Texas 79701. 

Rene Varela Becerra, Sr.
Rene Varela Becerra, Sr. age 48, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at his Odessa residence.  He was born in El Paso, TX to Manuel and Ramona (Varela) Becerra on November 26, 1962.  He was an oilfield laborer. 

He is survived by one son:  Rene Becerra, Jr. of Tulsa, OK; two daughters:  Kasondra M. Becerra and Amilie N. Becerra, both of Odessa; three brothers:  Raymond V. Becerra of Austin and Javier V. Becerra and Manuel V. Becerra, both of Odessa; and one sister:  Elsa V. Becerra of Odessa.

Memorial services were 2:00 pm Friday, May 6, 2011 at New Life Chapel, offciated by Pastor Marcos Zuniga.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
 

Delores Ann Hamilton 

Delores Ann Hamilton, age 76, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at Sherwood Place in Odessa.  She was born in Marmarth, North Dakota on June 27, 1934 to William and Olive (Vatne) Lewis.  She was a homemaker, beloved mother, sister, and grandmother. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory are three sons:  Donnie Wadley and wife Mary and Rick Durbin, all of Odessa, and Terry Mathson and wife Kay of New Town, ND; three daughters:  Tracy Travis and husband Bill of Hico, Faye Hayes and husband Terry of Roswell, NM, and Juli Poe and husband Keith of Midland; one sister:  Wilma Peterson of Molalla, OR; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter:  Tammy, and one son:  Billy Durbin.

 The family wishes to express a special thank you to Star Hospice nurse Tammy Solley for going above and beyond, and Dr. Madhu for the extra attention, care and love for our mom. 

A family visitation will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel from 6 to 8:00 pm on Friday, May 6, 2011.  Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her honor to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761 or a charity of your choice.


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