Obituaries 2011

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Jennifer Garcia Muñoz

Jennifer left this world at a very young age of 21 to be in heaven with the Lord. God knew her Lil Munchkin Jaevin was going to need a very special guardian angel therefore he picked her because he knew she would not have it any other way. Jaevin loved his mommy very much and she adored her Lil Munchkin. She was the perfect little wife for David. In his eyes, she could do no wrong, and the love between both of them was unconditional. She was a very giving person even after her death. Because of her unselfishness, she was an organ donor and gave others another chance in life. 

Those left to cherish in her memory are her husband: David, her Lil Munchkin: Jaevin, her parents: Benito and Maria Teresa Garcia, her big brother: Marco Valenzuela and wife Noemi, her little brother: Nathan; all of Odessa; her paternal grandparents: Bivian and Trinidad Garcia of Presidio, maternal grandparents: Fidencio and Ana Nevarez of Ojinaga, Mexico, father and mother-in-law: Abel and Hilda Muñoz, brother-in-law: Abel Muñoz, Jr., sister-in-law: Mandi Muñoz, nephews: Zebastian Munoz and Adan Valenzuela, niece: Zenaida Muñoz, all of Odessa; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

Rosary will be at 7:30 pm Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass will be Friday, August 5, 2011 at 10:00 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Ronnie Castillo, Marco Valenzuela, Abel Muñoz Jr., Hugo Valenzuela Jr., Justin Garcia, and Edgar Nevarez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Nathan Garcia, Armando V. Ramirez II, and Josh Ramirez.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

David E. Roy

David E. Roy, age 61, of Odessa, Texas, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas   He was born on October 4, 1949 to Bill and Susie (Porter) Roy in Odessa.   He married Robin Wickers on August 22, 1989 in Las Vegas, NV.   David was employed by Holloman Construction for over 44 years. He worked as a construction superintendent. David was fondly referred to as Mr. Grumpy, but he had the biggest heart; especially when it came to kids.  His favorite pastimes included piddling in the yard and garden. He loved PBR and football, especially the Dallas Cowgirls. He also enjoyed going to Vegas and Shreveport.  

He was preceded in death by his father. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife Robin Roy of Odessa; mother:  Susie Roy of Odessa; daughters: Paige Roy, Robbie Cranfill, Angie Consiglio, and Brandy Allison, all of Odessa; son: William Roy and wife Stacey of Odessa; sister: Vickie Quintana and husband Danny of Houston, TX; nephew: Derrick Wickers of Odessa; twelve grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 2, 2011, Chaplain Brian Serrano officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

 

 
Elmer Thomas Macklin

Elmer T. Macklin, 94, Odessa, Texas, formerly of Sloan, IA passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011 in Odessa.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Community Church of Christ in Sloan, IA with Dr. Emery Killian officiating followed by Masonic Rites presented by Attica Lodge AF & AM.  Visitation will be at the church starting at 9:00 A.M. until service time.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Pender, Nebraska with Military honors conducted by the United States Army.  Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service at Onawa, Iowa.

Elmer was born January 14, 1917 at Pender, Nebraska and was the son of Daniel Adam and Agnes Irene (Pollock) Macklin.  He graduated from the Pender High School in the class of 1935.  He farmed in the Pender area and operated a welding shop there.

Elmer enlisted in the United States Army on Dec. 11, 1941 and served during WW II as a Flight Chief of the 13th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, 7th Photo Group, 8th Air Force, which saw service in England until his discharge Sept. 14, 1945.

Elmer and Eva J. Clark were united in marriage on May 16, 1946 at Pender, NE.  The couple farmed near Thurston, NE and moved to the Salix, IA area in 1950 to continue farming.  The family moved to Sloan, IA in 1969 where Elmer was the parts manager at Heisterkamp Equipment Co.  In his retirement, Elmer built grandmother clocks and repaired a variety of clocks and was known as The Sloan Clock Man.

Elmer was a member of the Sloan Congregational Church.  He served on the church council and as organist in various churches for over 60 years.  He was a Past Master of Attica Lodge AF & AM and a Worthy Patron of Order of Eastern Star.  While living in Sloan, he served on the City Council and as Mayor.  Elmer and Eva moved to Odessa, TX in 2002.  He faithfully attended The Potter’s House Church in Odessa until he became ill and entered the Sienna Care Facility in 2010.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Macklin of Odessa, TX; one sister, Ida and spouse Dick Gifford of Plattsburg, NY; three children, Jeanne and spouse Bob Whitney of New London, MN, John and spouse Janet Macklin of Fremont, NE and Mary and spouse Guy Means of Odessa, TX; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, LaMoine Brownlee.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Agnes Macklin; three brothers, Ellsworth, John and Jim and his spouse Marian; two sisters, Isabelle and her spouse Bill Fox and Margaret Brownlee.

All memorials received will be donated for the benefit of Disabled American Veterans.  

Condolences may be left on line for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com. 

Local memorial services are pending with Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Margret Faye Rudicil

Margret Faye Rudicil, age 86, of Odessa, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Ranger, TX on May 13, 1925 to the late Clemmons Carmon Barrett and Lora Francis Carlyle Barrett.  She was an administrative assistant at the court house. 

She is survived by two daughters:  Wanda Carole Rudicil Canon and Brenda Diane Rudicil, both of Canyon, Lake, TX; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and her niece:  Katherine Elane Murphy and husband Johnny Lee Murphy. 

Burial will be privately held at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Memorial services will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at First Baptist Church.  Don Norris will be the officiating minister.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Carol Jean Anderson

Carol Jean Anderson, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in Odessa.  She was born in Huntsville, TX on December 28, 1941 to the late Baskem and Louise (Skinner) Athey.  She was a homemaker. 

She is survived by her son:  Earnest Ray Whitlow of Odessa, daughter:  Eva Rotan of Midland, and three grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held.  You may contact the family for service information.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

Elauterio A. Madrid

Elauterio A. Madrid, age 77, of Odessa, was called to his Heavenly home on Sunday, August 07, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Ruidosa, TX on February 20, 1934 to Gregorio and Isidora (Alarcon) Madrid.  He married Petra Coronado in 1953 in Tranquility, CA and they became proud parents to eight beautiful daughters.  Elauterio worked in the oilfield as a sandblaster and painter.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Petra Madrid of Odessa; seven daughters:  Rosie Madrid Rizo and husband Johnny  and Jane Madrid Valadez, all of Odessa, Amelia Madrid Tanguma and husband Orlando of Grand Prairie, Susan Madrid Melendez and husband Manuel, Estella Madrid Barrera and husband Adrian, Delia Madrid Ortiz and husband Leo, all of Odessa, and Rachel Madrid Brito and husband Joe Luis of Avondale, AZ; three brothers:  Victoriano Madrid of Lamont, CA, Manuel Madrid of Coolidge, AZ, and Gregorio Madrid of Odessa; four sisters:  Margarita Gonzalez of Coolidge, AZ, Paula Granado of Victoria and Maria Castillo and Angelita Aguilar, both of Odessa; seventeen grandchildren:  Kristi, Jamie, Michael, Anthony, Teri, Nancy, Sonia, Michael, Adrian, Abraham, Katrina, Sabrina, Elijah, Kandi, Leo II, Serina, and Alyssa; and twenty-eight great-grandchildren:  Kayla, Yolanda, Marissa, Christian, Trinitie, Matthew, Ethan, Jasmine, Armando, Aaron, Julian, Christopher, MaKayla, Brock, Brenda, Mark, Gabriel II, Miranda, Julius, Angel, Lexxis, Theresa, Izabelle, Alejandra, Angela, Juan-Adan, Aaron and Jaden.

Elauterio’s parents:  Gregorio and Isidora Madrid, and one daughter:  Yolanda Madrid Valdez, precede him in death.

Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Arturo Pestin.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Carmen Torres Martinez

Carmen Torres Martinez, age 48, of Odessa, Texas, died Sunday, August 7, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born on August 19, 1962 in Ojinaga, Mexico to Raul and Deonicia (Torres) Vasquez.  She was a homemaker.  She was Catholic. She was a loving mother and wife. Carmen was a great person, very friendly, and someone that could always be counted on. 

She was preceded in death by her mother: Deonicia Vasquez; and brother: Raul Vasquez, Jr. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband: Jesus Martinez of Odessa; father: Raul Vasquez of Presidio; sons: Hector Martinez and Jessie Martinez, both of Odessa; brothers: Manuel Hector Vasquez of Odessa and Ricardo Vasquez of Ojinaga, Mexico; and sisters: Guadalupe Tavarez and Josefina Padron, both of Presidio and Leticia Vasquez of Pasadena, TX. 

Rosary will be 7:30 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Bernardito Getigan.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Robert Israel Torian

Robert Israel Torian, age 75, of Odessa passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Hospice House.  He was born in San Antonio, TX on July 17, 1936 to Jacob and Linda (Hutches) Torian.  He married Claudia Bee Lambert in 1959 in San Antonio, TX.  He was a retired nurse.  

He is survived by his wife:  Claudia Bee (Lambert) Torian of Odessa. 

Visitation in Odessa will be Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  Graveside services will be privately held in San Antonio at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Carlos Ybarra Ramos, “Chuck”

Carlos Ybarra Ramos, “Chuck”, age 76 of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Toyah, TX  on November 4, 1934 to the late Juan and Antonia (Ybarra) Ramos.   He was a retired US Postal service worker and a US Marine Veteran of the Korean Conflict.  He was Catholic. 

He is survived by his wife:  Maria (Cardenas) Ramos; son:  Steven David Ramos and wife Christy; brother:  Manuel Ramos; and sister:  Antonia Ramos Hernandez; four grandchildren Matthew, Nathan, Brian, and Jacob, and two great-grandchildren:  Tiffany and Elijah, all of Odessa. 

Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Friday, August 12, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Chaplain Brian Serrano.  Interment with military honors will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Glynda Lee Meadows

Glynda Lee Meadows, age 68 of Odessa, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital. She was born in New Boston, TX on July 17, 1943 to the late Harry T. Crisman and Myrtle L. (Ballard) Crisman.  She was a retired Sears credit accountant.  She was a member of the Church of God.

She is survived by her husband:  Philip Meadows of Odessa, and her sister:  Connie McCullough of Broken Bow, OK.

Graveside services will be 10:00 am Friday, August 12, 2011 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Brother Jess Little.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

John Henry Hunt

John Henry Hunt, age 66 of Odessa, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Alice, TX on November 18, 1944 to Lee and Sadie Marie (Martin) Hunt.  John married Joan Kendall on May 3, 1975 in Singer, LA.  They shared 36 wonderful years together. John was a workaholic. He worked morning tower on a drilling rig and mowed lawns all day long. He could not sit still. He loved his wife and kids more than anything in the world. He was the type of person that loved everyone and family was everything to him. He was a peacemaker. His favorite pastimes included woodworking and deer hunting. He was also a member of the First United Pentecostal Church for over 33 years.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Joan Hunt of Odessa; sons: Vernie Lee Hunt and Mark Hunt and wife Tiffaney, all of Odessa, and Michael Hunt and wife Jonah of Dry Creek, LA; daughter: Martha King and husband Walter of Ft Worth, TX; brothers: Luther Laster of Wolforth, TX, Jo Ray Shy of Austin, TX, and Monte Shy of Abilene, TX; sisters: Sherry Laster of Littleton, CO, Mary Dugan of Abbott, TX, and Donna Smith of Iraan, TX; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be 6:00 – 9:00 pm Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, August 15, 2011 at First United Pentecostal Church in Odessa, officiated by Terry Pugh. Graveside services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in Dry Creek Cemetery in Dry Creek, LA, officiated by Reverend Ricky Cook.  Pallbearers will be Jimmy Kendall, Jerry Kendall, Everett Hunt, Rylee King, Mark York, and John Michael Bopp. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

William Edgar Portwood

William Edgar Portwood, age 68 of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Longview, WA on October 12, 1942 to Ernest Edgar and Agnes Lorene (Bickford) Portwood.  William married Nancy Jane Carter on January 23, 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  They shared 13 wonderful years together. Before retiring, William worked as a supervisor at a paper mill. He was the Sunday School director and a member of the First Baptist Church. He enjoyed traveling around the country in the family motor home. His favorite pastime was golf. He could always be found working or playing golf at the golf course. He lived, breathed, and ate to play golf. He spent any other free time at the sandhills with his dogs or working with wood. He was quite the handyman.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ernest and Agnes Portwood.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Nancy Portwood of Odessa; son: Loren Portwood and wife Melanie of Longview, WA; step-son: Jeremy Osborne and wife Tara of Laguna Nigual, CA; step-daughter: Darcie Johnson of Vancouver, WA; sister: Judy Huffman and husband Bob of Gilbert, AZ; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, August 18, 2011 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery in Odessa, officiated by Brother Gary Vest. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Ana Maria Orbiz

Ana Maria Orbiz, age 72, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born in Havana, Cuba on August 28, 1938.  She retired from working in the OB/Gyn Department at Medical Center Hospital and did volunteer work at the Humane Society.  She was a real animal lover.

She is survived by three cousins:  Raul, Maryland, and Margarita, all who reside in Florida, and her dear friend Roxanna.

No services will be held.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

 
Juan Ramirez Ramirez

Juan “Juanito” R. Ramirez, 63, beloved father, grandfather, husband, brother and friend passed away Saturday, August 13, 2011.

He was born April 28, 1948 in Coyame, Chihuahua, Mexico to parents Pedro and Ramona Ramirez.  He grew up in Coyame, and still enjoyed traveling there any chance he got.  He came to the United States in 1974 and eventually settled in Santa Ana, California.  It was there that he met Beatriz Neri, and they were united in marriage on November 3, 1979.  He was the proud father of a son, Alonso, and three daughters, Betty, Susie, and Anarosa.

Music was a huge part of his life.  He learned to play the guitar at an early age, and throughout his life also learned to play other various instruments.  However, he was best known for playing his red accordion.  In 1989, he taught Susie, then age 5, to play the guitar; from there, everyone else was required to learn to play.  Eventually, all his daughters learned some musical instrument, and in 1993 he formed what would be known as “Mariachi Familia Ramirez” with his daughters and wife.  The Mariachi offered us many opportunities to meet new people, make new friends, and travel to new places.  Music and his family were what kept him going every day.

He also loved his family endlessly.  He was a proud grandfather to Alonso Jr., Joel, Abel, Pili, Yvanna, Alina, Amiyah, and Khloe.  He had two favorite pastimes: taking care of his “Changas” Alina, Amiyah, and Khloe, and cruising around in his “Hummer”.  He called his kids almost daily, and never hung up without saying “I love you.” 

He never knew a stranger, and everywhere he went he always found a friend or a long-lost relative.  He was always joking and kidding around with everyone and was always in a good mood.   He loved to dance, and because of his dancing skills was known to many as “Resortes”.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Ramona, his brothers Ramon Ramirez and Edmundo Ramirez, and sisters Pilar Gonzalez and Guadalupe Lujan.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Beatriz; son Alonso Ramirez and wife Aimee of California; daughters, Betty Rubalcaba and husband Roland, Susana Ramirez, and Anarosa Armendariz and husband Alfredo of Odessa; brothers, Cruz Ramirez and Nemesio “Tala” Ramirez of Coyame, Daniel Ramirez, Erasmo Ramirez, Horacio Ramirez, Eladio Ramirez, Homar Ramirez, and Joel Ramirez of California; grandchildren, Alonso Jr., Joel, Abel, and Yvanna of California, and Pili, Alina, Amiyah, and Khloe of Odessa; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends, and his beloved dog,  Bella.

A Rosary will be said Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.  at Acres West Funeral Home.  Mass will be celebrated Thursday, August 18, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m.  Burial to follow at Los Angeles Cemetery in Odessa, Texas.

We, his family, would like to take this opportunity to thank our family and friends for your prayers, food donations, phone calls, flowers, music, and condolences.  We are very grateful to everyone who loved our Dad.  His memory will live on through everyone he touched throughout his life. 

We love and miss you, Dad…

Martha Ivon (Cataño) Nuñez

Martha Ivon (Cataño) Nuñez, age 44, of Odessa, was called away suddenly to join her Lord on Monday, August 15, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Redford, TX on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1967 to Jesus and Blanca (Valenzuela) Cataño.  She earned her business degree and had a successful career at WalMart for twenty-two years. 

Martha was a loving person, whose big heart encompassed all around her, right down to her dogs and birds.  She was Jose Luis’s rock.  She could always be depended on to help others out and was never judgmental.  Martha was a Daddy’s girl.  She loved barbequing, fishing and was an excellent cook.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband of seven years:   Jose Luis Nuñez of Odessa; her parents:  Jesus and Blanca Cataño of Marfa; two daughters:  Amanda Mason and Isabell Nuñez, both of Odessa; one son:  Marcos Nuñez of Odessa; brother:  Martin Cataño of Artesia, NM; and one granddaughter:  Amber Mason of Odessa.

Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Thursday, August 18, 2011 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Funeral mass will be at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Friday, August 19, 2011 with Fr. Thomas Manimala officiating.  Pallbearers will be Martin Cataño, Rene Cataño, Marcos Nuñez, Jr., Scott McCormick, Ricky Cataño, and Armando Cataño. Interment will be follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

 

Orland “Jim” Horn

Orland “Jim” Horn of Odessa, age 77, died Tuesday, August 16, 2011 after a lengthy illness. He was born on May 2, 1934 to Orland and Frances Horn in Los Angeles, California. Jim spent his younger days in California before moving to Texas in the early 1970s.

Jim married Peggy Jean Ferguson on May 17, 1976. They made their home in Odessa and he retired from Rexene Corporation after 18 years. Jim was an avid golfer and spent many weekend afternoons watching golf on television in his later years. He loved fishing, baseball, especially the Dodgers, and anything history.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Peggy.

He is survived by his granddaughter: Kristen Johnson and grandson: Tyler Johnson, both of Odessa. He is also survived by Susan Rogers, who was like a daughter to him and her husband Carl; sister and brother-in-law: Joan and Ed Winter; longtime family friends: Walter and Karen Lindsey and their daughters: Kayla Corley and Kara Warren and her husband Russell. He is also survived by his puppies: Phoebe and Bud.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 am Thursday, August 18, 2011 at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Rev Joel Miller officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Erma Geraldine Smith

Erma Geraldine Smith, age 87, died on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. She was born Indian Territory, Oklahoma on August 24, 1923. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her daughters: Patricia Pumphrey of Odessa and Deloris Avonne Lobban of Kent, WA, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2011 at VFW Post #4372 in Odessa.   Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VFW Post #4372, Ladies' Auxiliary.

 

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