Obituaries 2011

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Mark Wayne Huff

Mark Huff, age 48, of Odessa, passed from this life on Saturday, September 17, 2011.  He was born in Odessa on November 5, 1962 to Lynn and Jane (Taylor) Huff.  He was a stock contractor, owner and operator of Ruff Ride Rodeo, and was also the manager and pipe inspector for Cotton’s Inspection.

Mark was a loving dad, husband, son, and brother.  He would help anyone in any way he could, but refused to take help from anyone.  He always made sure everyone around him was well taken care of.  Mark was a fighter, an outdoorsman, and a cowboy who loved rodeo.

He is survived by his wife:  Stephanie Huff of Odessa; mother:  Jane Huff of Odessa; two sons:  Brandon and Dustyn Huff, both of Odessa; two daughters:  Megan Haley and Maddison Huff, both of Odessa; one brother:  Ricky Huff of Tyler; one baby girl granddaughter on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His father, Lynn Huff, and grandmother:  Grace Huff, precede him in death.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Northside Baptist Church, 100 W. 50th Street, Odessa, officiated by Brother Clydel Chapman.  Pallbearers will be Dickie Williams, Scotty Cox, James Horrell, Buddy Garrett, Scooter Brown and Chris Sherengo.  Vaughn Johnson will be honorary pallbearer.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Carmen Hernandez Marquez

Carmen Hernandez Marquez, age 67, of Odessa, passed away early Monday morning, September 19, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born November 12, 1943 in Gomez Farias, Chihuahua, Mexico to Vicente and Antonia (Hernandez) Marquez.  She was a homemaker, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister.

Those left to cherish her memory are her four sons:  Daniel “Danny” Marquez of Odessa, Marco “Mark” Peña of Alvarado, TX and Cesar Marquez and wife Elizabeth Fajardo and Joe Marquez and wife Lupe Cortez, all of Odessa; one daughter:  Mary Nabarrette Dominguez of Odessa; three brothers:  Roberto Marquez of Albuquerque, NM, Eddieberto Marquez of Denver, CO, and Arturo Marquez of Albuquerque, NM; two sisters:  Maria Marquez of Florida and Nena Marquez of Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Thursday, September 22, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Serafin Avenido.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Julio Navarrete

Julio Navarrete, age 69, of Odessa, passed away Monday, September 19, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Cuchillo Parado, Ojinaga, Mexico on April 12, 1942 to the late Jesus Navarrete and Maria Hernandez Navarrete.  He was a rancher.

He is survived by his wife:  Maria Bailon Navarrete of El Alamo, Mexico; one son:  Jose Alfredo Navarrete of Odessa; one brother:  Primitivo Navarrete of Odessa; one sister:  Maria del Pilar of Odessa; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at the family ranch at El Alamo, near Coyame, Chihuahua, Mexico at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa and Funeraria de Valles in Ojinaga, Mexico. 

 

Eusebio Rey Ortiz, “Chevo”

Eusebio Rey Ortiz, “Chevo”, age 77, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at his residence.  He was born in Escobillas, Chihuahua, Mexico on March 5, 1934 to Jesus Gallegos Ortiz and Dominga (Rey) Ortiz.  Chevo was a lovable and caring person.  He adored his grandkids and was always willing to care for others. He was a rancher and devoted his life to his ranch. Chevo loved being outdoors and also loved to cook.  In spite of his illness, he was a very strong person and was always glad to get back out to his ranch.

He is survived by his wife: Rosa Ortiz of Presidio; sons: Juan Manuel Ortiz of Puebla, Mexico, Jose Luis Ortiz, Eusebio Ortiz, Eduardo Ortiz, David Ortiz, Miguel Angel Ortiz, and Ricardo Ortiz, all of Odessa, Jorge Ortiz of Garden City, KS, and Alfonso Ortiz of Honduras; daughter: Alma Rosa Ortiz Chavez of Odessa; brothers: Salvador Ortiz and Ramon Ortiz, both of Odessa, Esiquio Ortiz, Roberto Ortiz, Leopoldo Ortiz, Joel Ortiz, and Cruz Ortiz, all of Ojinaga, Mexico; sisters: Magdalena Granado of Delicias, Mexico, Maria Leyva of Odessa, and Carmen Hernandez of Marfa; and thirty-one grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. 

His parents and one brother:  Jesus Jose Ortiz, precede him in death. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, September 23, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: David Ortiz, Eduardo Ortiz, Miguel Ortiz, Jorge Ortiz, Ricardo Ortiz, and Manuel Ortiz. Honorary pallbearers will be Jose Luis Ortiz, Alfonso Ortiz, Eusebio Ortiz, and Ricky DeLeon.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Eduvijes Martinez Marquez

Eduvijes Martinez Marquez, age 57, of Odessa, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 23, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa.  She was born in Vado de Piedra, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on July 31, 1954 to Manuel and Manuela (Armendariz) Martinez. She married Reynaldo Marquez on April 30, 1970 in Vado de Piedra, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was a homemaker, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Eduvijes was a Christian and an evangelist. She was known for always keeping others in her prayers and always had Christian music playing at her house. She enjoyed having people over at her house and cooking for them.  Her favorite pastimes included watching the cooking channel and working around her ranch, which she loved dearly. She loved her grandkids and was very supportive of her family in all they did.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Manuel and Manuela Martinez.

She is survived by her husband: Reynaldo Marquez of Odessa; sons: Mundo Marquez and wife Melissa, Homero Marquez and wife Nereyda, and Reynaldo Marquez, Jr., all of Odessa; brothers: Victor Martinez of Odessa and Juan Martinez of Dallas, TX; sister: Maria de la Luz Castillo of Odessa; and grandchildren: Rosa Odaly Marquez, Ledin Marquez, and Homero Marquez, Jr., all of Odessa.

Services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 2:00 pm Monday, September 26, 2011, Pastor Hermilio Bustamante officiating.  Interment will be at Ector County Cemetery in Odessa.  Pallbearers will be Rey Marquez, Jr., Mundo Marquez, Homero Marquez, Andy Martinez, Homero Marquez, Jr., and Rey Marquez. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

Carl Adkins

Elmer Carl Adkins, age 83, of Odessa, passed from this life on Friday, September 23, 2011 at Odessa Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Archer City, TX on August 26, 1928 to D. C.  and Cora Alita (Dubose) Adkins.  He was a pumper in the oilfield in his younger years. He married the love of his life, Billye Suggs, on November 6, 1946 in Littlefield, TX. The couple shared 65 wonderful years together. Carl was a member of the Crescent Park Church of Christ and had a strong faith in God. He attended Abilene Christian University and studied to be a preacher. He was the kindest man ever known and loved his family dearly. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Carl also worked as a barber and had the prettiest hair ever seen on a man.

He is survived by his wife:  Billye Adkins of Odessa; daughter: Alita Huckabay and husband Bobby of Pflugerville, TX; grandchildren: Scharlena Armstrong and husband Eric of Odessa, and Ashlee Krause and husband Brandon of Cedar Park, TX; and great-grandchildren: Cory Armstrong, Kasyn Armstrong, Keatyn Armstrong, Corbyn Armstrong, Kendyn Armstrong, Kadon Krause, Garner Krause, and Bobby Porter Krause.

His parents: D.C. and Cora Adkins; and brother: Bobby Earl Adkins, precede him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, September 26, 2011 at Crescent Park Church of Christ, officiated by Evangelist Dale Garrison.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Jeffrey Dean Welter

Jeffrey Dean Welter of Gardendale, age 55, passed from this life on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born on May 28, 1956 to Fred Ernest Welter and Anna Bell (Shipley-Gardner) Welter in Sheridan, WY. He married Cerise Smith and they shared 34 wonderful years together. Jeffrey was the manager of Primetime Christian Broadcasting for many years and also worked as a power lineman for Central Valley Electric Co-Op. He was also a circuit riding preacher all over Texas and Northern New Mexico. In 1994, he was electrocuted but he came back because God had more work for him. He spent his time fasting and praying for the Body of Christ and teaching God’s word. Jeffrey was an awesome man and loved by many.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Cerise Welter of Gardendale; daughter: Janine Deckard of Amarillo; parents:  Fred and Anna Bell Welter of Sheridan, WY; brothers: Fred Welter, Jr., Roger Welter, and T.J. Welter, all of Sheridan, WY, Chuck Charles Welter of Hawaii, Christopher Welter of Big Horn, WY and Timothy Welter; sister: Mary Sundberg of Kent, WA; and two grandchildren: Azariah Deckard and Tziporah Deckard, both of Amarillo.

Graveside services will be 10:00 am Friday, September 30, 2011 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery in Odessa. In lieu of flowers, your support for his wife would be greatly appreciated.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

 
Angela Olivas Gonzales

On Monday, September 26, 2011, Angela Olivas Gonzales left this earth to become in angel in the Kingdom of God.  Angela was born on January 27, 1937 in Cuchillo Parado, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Her  parents  were Idelfonso Olivas and Nicolasa Juarez Olivas.   Angela married Vicente Gonzales in the year 1957 in El Vado de Piedra, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Angela was a homemaker and had made her home in Odessa for over 40 years.

Angela’s favorite pastimes were tending to her plants and enjoying family and company on her front porch.  She treasured her grandchildren and was always looking out for their needs.

Those waiting to greet her in Heaven were her parents, her two young children, Martha Imelda and Raul, her brother, Hermiñio Olivas, and her grandson, Raul Nevarez.

She is survived by her husband:  Vicente Gonzales of Odessa; two sons:  Efren Gonzales and Fermin Gonzales, both of Odessa; five daughters:  Dominga Nevarez and husband Arnulfo, Irma Mendoza and husband Frank, Blanca Gonzales, Nicole Gonzales and husband Hector Cornelio, and Nena Arroyo and husband Ismael, all of Odessa; four brothers:  Guadalupe Olivas and wife Lydia, Idelfonso Olivas and wife Belinda and Pedro Olivas and wife Manuela, all of Odessa, and Heronimo Olivas of Pecos; three sisters:  Demecia Zubia of Presidio and Santos Salgado and husband Luis and Sulema Ramos and husband Otilio, all of Odessa; ten grandchildren:  Monique Macias and husband Victor, Ashley Mendoza, Arnulfo Jr. Nevarez, Brittany Mendoza, Erika Mendoza, Giovanni Gonzales, Fermin Gonzales, and Massiel Soto Gonzales, Myra Arroyo, and Ismael Jr. Arroyo, all of Odessa;  and four great-grandchildren:  Madalyn Nevarez, Evan Mendoza, Jayden Martinez, and Ayleen Brito, all of Odessa.

Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be 2:00 pm Thursday, September 29, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Pallbearers will include Ismael Arroyo, Martin Ramos, Lupito Olivas, Ponchito Olivas, Mario Olivas, and Lia Zubia.  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 everyone that has been by their sides during their mother’s illness and death.

Angela was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 

Jeremy Waylon Cantrell

Jeremy Waylon Cantrell, age 26, of Houston, passed away Monday, September 26, 2011 in Houston, TX following a fatal motorcycle accident.  He was born in Odessa on October 25, 1984 to Troy Cantrell and Debi (Proctor) Sanders.  He attended Ector Jr. High and Odessa High School.

Jeremy was a free spirit who lived life in the moment.  A bit of a “wild child”, he would try anything and showed no fear.  He was a member of the Hard Hitters Motorcycle Club of Houston.  He loved riding motorcycles and getting tattoos.  Despite the tough exterior, Jeremy never hesitated to help others and loved his family and friends to no end.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother:  Debi Sanders and husband Dayne of Odessa; father:  Troy Cantrell and wife Cindy of Odessa; maternal grandparents:  Lee and Billie Proctor of Odessa; step grandfather:  Herman Sanders of Abilene; step grandmother:  Martie Dow of Odessa; one son:  Kaleb Cantrell of Odessa; brother:  Michael Cantrell of Odessa; one sister:  Kari Cantrell and husband Brandon Blanchard of Odessa; step-sisters:  Jacquelyn Dorman and Samantha Wood, both of Odessa; niece:  Aubrey Blanchard and nephew:  Weston Cantrell, both of Odessa; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

His step-mother:  Kelli Malone, and his paternal grandparents:  Bill and Anna Cantrell, precede him in death.

Memorial services in Odessa will be 2:00 pm Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Mike Bartlett of Greenfield Acres Baptist Church.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Clarence Dwight Mayo

Clarence Dwight Mayo, 64, passed away at his residence in Odessa, Texas on September 29, 2011.  He was born October 18, 1946.  He grew up the youngest of seven children in Wickes, Arkansas.  After doing his duty in the Army, he came to Odessa looking for work and a lifelong mate.  He soon found both.  He met and married his wife of 42 years, Patricia Shepherd, and went to work for the Odessa Fire Department.  After 28 years of service, he retired at the rank of Captain.  It was then he found the Lord Jesus Christ and his church family at Sunset Heights Baptist Church, where he served working on the grounds and building.  Until his health failed, Bro. Jess could always count on “Do Right” to do whatever was needed around the church and do it “right”. 

He leaves behind his wife:  Patsy Mayo of Odessa; two sons:  John Mayo and wife Gwen of Lubbock and Jason Mayo and wife Christy of Odessa; four precious grandchildren:  Brylee, Chloe, Shelby, and Coy Michael Mayo; and five sisters and one brother:  LaVerne Harvey of Arizona, Venita Faulk (Midge) of Oregon, Rachael Smith, Doris Roberts, Carol Fields and Gene Mayo, all of Arkansas.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:00 am at Sunset Heights Baptist Church with Pastor Jess Little officiating.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunset Heights Baptist Church, 2401 W. 16th St. Odessa, TX 79763. 

Avelino Palacio Perez

Avelino Palacio Perez, age 74, of Odessa, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Calvert, Texas on November 10, 1936 to Doroteo Perez and San Juana (Palacio) Perez.  He was a Christian and a retired fiberglass worker.

He is survived by five sons:  Silvester M. Perez of San Antonio, Geronimo M. Perez of Trinidad, CO, Eliceo Perez of Mount Ida, AR, Silvestre Young Perez of Odessa, and Avelino Young Perez of Odessa; five daughters:  Adelaida Perez of Odessa, Thelma Garcia of Eugene, OR, Raquel Young Perez of Odessa, Victoria Young Perez of Odessa, and Katie Barley of Little River, TX; three brothers:  Juaquian Perez of Lubbock, Frank Perez of Rockdale, and Filemon Perez of Lubbock; three sisters:  San Juana Montelongo of Temple, Minga Duran of Portland, OR, Audelia Martinez of Little River, TX; 27 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Thank You God Ministries, 5621 Andrews Hwy. Odessa, officiated by Silvester M. Perez .  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Lowell Chres Larson

Lowell Chres Larson, age 41, of Odessa, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Odessa on March 30, 1970 to the late Lloyd Larson and Lois (Geary) Larson.  He worked in lawn service and sprinkler repair. 

He is survived by two sisters:  Cylinda Marshall of Keller, TX and Olivia Vallie of Odessa and three nephews:  Lance Marshall of Aledo, TX, Ethan Marshall of Keller and Robby Vallie of San Antonio.

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

Jack W. Hailer

Jack Williams Hailer, age 84, of Odessa passed away on Saturday, October 01, 2011 at his residence.  He was born to George R. Hailer, Sr. and May (Williams) Hailer in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, June 2, 1927. Jack graduated from the Hurley, NM High School and the UNM in Albuquerque.  He worked in the East as a chemical engineer for several years, where he met his wife, Nancy L. Beers in Virginia.  They were married in El Paso, Texas on September 12, 1958.

Jack served in the US Navy at the end of World War II.  He worked for El Paso Products and El Paso Corp. from 1957 to 1985 and became supervisor of a chemical plant design group. 

His wife, Nancy, passed away in 2007 and his son, Charles “Chuck” Holland passed away in 2002 in Tennessee.  He is also preceded in death by his nephew, Buddy Hailer.

He is survived by his daughter:  Joyce Taboada of Odessa; and grandchildren:  Scott Taboada and Christine Biggerstaff of Odessa, Bob Taboada of Ft. Worth, Charles “Mike” Holland and Julie Holland of Tennessee, and Pam Jones of Indiana; eight great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving him are his brother:  George Hailer and wife Darlene of San Manuel, Arizona.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Monday, October 3, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

A special thank you to Courtney Smith and the Staff of Star Hospice and to family friend:  Terri Chaney.

In lieu of flowers, your donation to the American Cancer Society or to your favorite charity of choice would be appreciated. 

 
Norman Dwain Samples

Norman Dwain Samples, age 60, of Monahans departed this life to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 02, 2011 at Medical Center Hospital of Odessa.  He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on June 5, 1951 to Fred and Mildred (Cockerham) Samples.  Norman served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  He worked in the oil field in transport.

Norman married Carolyn Wood in Monahans on April 30, 1998. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Carolyn Samples of Monahans; three sons:  Michael Samples of Monahans and Robby Samples and Jeremiah Samples, both of Wink; two daughters:  Megan Samples and Kiesha Tucker, both of Monahans; mother:  Mildred Carter of Buffalo Gap, TX; one brother:  Stacey Thate of Palmer, TX; four sisters:  Lucy Adams of Tuscola, Diane Myers and Cathy Lynn, both of Abilene, and Glenda Crocker of Richmond, TX; and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday and Tuesday at Mr. Samples’ residence, 1514 S. Betty Ave. in Monahans.  Graveside services with military honors will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Monahans Memorial Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Gordon Cox.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.  

Wesley Dale Woods

Wesley Dale Woods, age 41, died Sunday, October 2, 2011 at his Odessa residence.  He was born in Odessa on January 3, 1970 to Delton and Gloria (Barnes) Woods.  He worked in the oilfield.  He was a loving husband, father, uncle, son and brother. 

Wesley loved his children:  Gloria Mychelle Woods, Wesley Tye Woods, Alexander Jonathon Slack, Ramond Chase Slack, and Jessica Ann Costillo more than words could say.  Wesley’s hero was his older brother:  Johnny Daniel Woods. 

Wesley enjoyed music and cars.  He was a jokester who loved to pick on others.  No matter how bad your day may be, Wesley could always make you smile.  He was a jack-of-all trades with a talent for making things work.  He loved everyone, but had a special place in his heart for his children and his nieces and nephews. 

He is survived by his wife of seven years:  Diana (Costilla) Woods of Odessa; parents:  Delton and Gloria Woods of Odessa; two sons:  Wesley Tye Woods and Alexander Jonathon Slack, both of Azle, TX; daughter:  Gloria Mychelle Woods of Azle; step-son:  Ramond Chase Slack of Azle; step-daughter:  Jessica Ann Costilla of Carrollton, TX; brother:  Johnny Daniel Woods of Odessa; sister:  Shirley Mercer of Odessa; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews:  Shawanda, Kayla, Kristi, Rebecca, Lance and Robert; and many, many friends. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Nina Urias Carrasco

Nina Urias Carrasco passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011, at Sienna Nursing Home under the care of Compass Hospice.  She was born September 16, 1959 to Manuel and Manuela Urias in Odessa, TX. 

She united in marriage with Aron G. Carrasco, Jr. on April 11, 1977, here in Odessa.  She was a homemaker and also worked as a pastry cook among other dietary positions for ECISD.

 

Nina will be united with the love of her life Aron, loving daughter Debbie, mother and father, sisters Velia, Socorro, Yolanda and brothers Armando, Ruben, and Sammy Urias, along with many other family members and friends who have passed on.

 

She is survived by her daughters:  Elaine Carrasco of Stafford, TX, Annette Munoz and husband Alfred of San Antonio, and Jo Ann Carrasco of Odessa; her grandchildren: Abigayle Diane, Samantha Nicole, Dylon Aron, Roy Nicolas, and Donovan Ryan; sisters: Glinda Bitolas and husband Manuel, Pilar “Sylvia” Villarreal and husband Gilbert; and brothers:  Lanny Urias and wife Mary, Jose Luis Urias, Rudy Urias; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Rosary will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be held on 11:00 am Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Acres West Funeral Home with Father Mark Woodruff officiating.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.

 

The family would like to thank the nursing staff from Deerings Nursing Home, Sienna Nursing Home and Compass Hospice for the care of their mother.

 

Mom, you will be greatly missed but it brings peace in our hearts to know that you are not suffering any longer and will indeed be with the love of your life, Dad. 

 

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