Obituaries 2012

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Anita Ingebord Reyna Multhaupt

Anita Ingebord Reyna Multhaupt, age 66, of Odessa, passed from this life on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Frankfurt, Germany on February 19, 1946.  Throughout her life she was self employed working in many areas from home healthcare to managing an apartment complex.  She was a Christian.

First and foremost in Anita’s life was her love for the Lord and her studies of His word.  She read the Torah and the Bible and meditated on His will for her.  Anita was a very loving, caring, and forgiving person.  She was the backbone of her family and was always there to offer a shoulder to cry on or a sympathetic ear. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her mother:  Irmgard Radford of Odessa; son:  Tony Multhaupt of Odessa; one grandchild:  Taylor Multhaupt; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 
Verlis William Johnson

Verlis William Johnson, age 95, of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at his residence.  He was a former Kermit resident and longtime pastor of the 11th Hour Apostolic Sabbatarian Church.  He had worked as a house mover and welder.  He devoted his life to working and sharing the word of the Lord. 

He was born in Johnson County, Arkansas on February 6, 1917 to the late Lee Albert Johnson and Vora Angela (Curtis) Johnson.  He married Laura Mae Fuller in Kermit on November 10, 1938.  Prior to being, drafted Verlis was building Liberty ships in San Diego, CA.  He then served in the US Navy Seabees during WWII.   

He is survived by his wife Laura Johnson of Odessa; one daughter:  Debrah Ham and husband J. L. of Bastrop, La.; two sons:  Gran Johnson and wife Betty, and Dan Johnson and wife Rebecca, all of Odessa; sister: Nuell Deitz of Anchorage, Alaska; nine grandchildren:  Eddie Johnson, Dan Johnson, Todd Johnson, Vonda Coleman, Rodney Johnson, Chance Johnson, Chad Johnson, Stephanie De Prisco, and Melinda Morrow; 19 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents; one son:  David Johnson; and his brothers, precede him in death.    

Funeral services will be 10:00 am at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, Pastor Don Swindle and Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating.  Interment with military honors will be at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.   

Memorials in Mr. Johnson’s name to Home Hospice, 516 N. Texas, Odessa, TX 79761, would be appreciated. 

Ann Parker

Annette (Hobbs) Parker, age 77, of Odessa, Texas, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Tyler, TX on March 6, 1935 to the late Clyde Hobbs and Vera Mae (Mullins) Miller.  She was a homemaker.

Ann was the “Boss”.  She was a tough woman and a hard worker; a lot of dynamite in a small package.  Her kids and grandkids were her life, and she would give anything for them. 

She is survived by three sons:  Tommy Brown and wife Sherryl and Eric Parker and wife Tami, and Terry Parker, all of Odessa; four grandchildren:  Rebecca Duckworth and husband Jeremy, Shauna Keith and husband Jamie, Mark Watkins and wife Stephanie, and Jose Meza and wife Sarah; and five great-grandchildren:  Tyler Brown, James Keith, Mason Meza, Jacob Meza, and Joseph Meza. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband:  J.W. “Cotton” Parker; daughter:  Neva Gail Brown-Watkins; and siblings:  Leland Hobbs and Neva Stewart. 

Graveside services will be at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery at 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 10, 2012, officiated by Pastor Brian Serrano.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

Ezequiel Estrada Reyes

Ezequiel Estrada Reyes, age 64, of Odessa, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Odessa.  He was born in Fabens, TX on April 11, 1948 to the late Andres and Ignacia (Estrada) Reyes.  He married Imelda Benavides in Odessa in 2002.  He was a heavy equipment operator.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Imelda Benavides de Reyes of Odessa; son:  Carlos Reyes of Kermit; daughter:  Cristal Dominguez of Odessa; two brothers:  Andres Reyes and Jose Maria Reyes, both of Odessa; two sisters:  Maria Reyes of El Paso and Margarita Reyes of Odessa; three grandchildren and one on the way.

Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Friday, July 13, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Juan Salazar Montoya

Juan Salazar Montoya, 91, of Ojinaga, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born in Ojinaga, Mexico on February 8, 1921 to Jose and Dominga Salazar.

Juan was a very hard worker.  He worked for the Sauceda Ranch in Big Bend for 26 years, where he enjoyed hunting and trapping mountain lions.  He also enjoyed walking, collecting arrowheads, and finding trinkets for his grandchildren at garage sales. But of all things in life, he loved his family and friends the most. Juan will be missed by all.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his four sons: Erasmo Salazar of Seminole, Jose Luis Salazar of Liberal, Kansas, Juan Salazar, Jr. of Ojinaga, Mexico and Jorge Luna of Borger, TX; one daughter: Elvira Salazar Luna of Odessa; one brother: Tiofilo Salazar of Andrews; one sister: Santos Ortiz of Mulato, Mexico and numerous cousins, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and friends.

Juan is preceded in death by his parents: Jose and Dominga Salazar; wife: Angelita Salazar; Sons: Ruben Salazar and Juanito Salazar; Daughter: Rosa Isela Salazar; and Brother: Domingo Salazar.

Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2012 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Odessa officiated by Father Michael Rodriguez. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden at Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jennie Colleen Williams

Jennie Colleen Williams, age 36, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, at her Odessa residence.  She was born in Miles City, MT on January 18, 1976.  On Valentine’s Day of 2006, she married her loving husband, Billy Williams in Odessa.  She was a homemaker and a member of 1st Baptist Church.

Jennie had an awesome personality.  She lit up the room with a beautiful smile.  There was never a person that she would not befriend due to their status in life.  She always found the positive in everyone.  When it came to her kids, she was the loudest to cheer for them and the last one to sit down.  The love she had for her kids was second to none.  She loved blue skies and outdoors.  "Jennie was a supportive wife and companion.  She was my best friend.  There was never a time that we could not share thoughts or ideas.  I loved her and she loved me.  I will miss you, Jennie." ~ Billy

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  Billy Williams of Odessa; mother:  Diana (Ragels) Griffin of Odessa; dad:  Colonel Greg Griffin of San Antonio; father:  Russell Moen of Cape Canaveral, FL; three daughters:  Kristi Williams, Lexondria Adelaine Owens, and Waverlee Oshae-Kae Williams, all of Odessa; two sons:  Logan Allen Owens and Landry Aikman Williams, both of Odessa; and her brother:  Matthew Russell Moen of Spokane, Wash.       

The family will receive friends at the funeral home (8115 W University Blvd.) on Friday evening, July 13, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 14, 2012, Bro. Byron McWilliams officiating.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Elva (Fierro) Madrid

Elva (Fierro) Madrid, age 69, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Marathon, TX on July 25, 1942 to the late Cecilio and Eufemia (Olvera) Fierro.  She worked for Star Care and St. Joseph Home Health as a home healthcare provider.

Elva was an outgoing happy person, who loved music and dancing.  She woke up to music every morning and went to sleep with it playing every night.  Elva was an especially big fan of Elvis.  She also loved the character Betty Boop.  Mrs. Madrid was a generous and loving lady, who was an excellent mother and grandmother.  She always wanted her family to be together. 

Those left to carry on her legacy include her daughters:  Bernicia Madrid and Fiancé Michael of Midland and Corina Martinez of Albuquerque, NM; three sons:  Florencio Madrid and wife Jennifer, Luis Madrid , and Juan Carlos Martinez, all of Odessa; sister:  Bonnie Morales and husband Salvador of Portland, OR; brother:  Oscar Fierro and wife Imelda of Carlsbad, NM: eleven grandchildren:  Cynda Martinez, Nikki Lason-Boren, Gerald Dominguez, Jordon Martinez, Chris Dominguez, Tony Dominguez, Marissa Madrid, Clarissa Madrid, Nando Madrid, Danyela Dominguez, and Annabelle Grace Madrid; and four great-grandchildren:  Anna Boren, Jonathan Boren, Joseph Boren, Sammie Boren, and Aniah Martinez.   

Rosary will be said at 7:00 PM Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.   Funeral services will also be at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel at 10:00 AM Monday, July 16, 2012, Fr. Joe Uecker officiating.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Carmen Salazar

Carmen Salazar, age 44, of Odessa, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Odessa after a car accident.  She was born in Lamesa, TX on Wednesday, September 20, 1967.  She worked as a home healthcare provider. 

Carmen was an angel on earth.  She enjoyed preaching, taught Sunday School at Templo Romanos 8:1, and prayed continually.  For the past 26 years, she had devoted herself to the Lord.  She would go to the hospital – just to help out.  She always welcomed others with open arms and a smile. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her parents:  Casimira and Juan Colunga of Odessa; sister:  Irene Jurado of Odessa; five brothers:  Santiago Salazar, Jr., Adam Salazar, Selestino Salazar, and Juan Salazar all of Odessa, and Rene Salazar of Midland; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Her grandparents:  Rufino and Josephina Salazar, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at Templo Romanos 8:1, 614 W. Ada St. Odessa at 2:00 PM Friday, July 20, 2012, with Pastor David Campos officiating.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

Ralph Moreman Mallory

Ralph Moreman Mallory, 65, of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at ORMC in Odessa. He was born in Odessa, Texas on March 10, 1947 to Robert and Lillian Mallory.  Ralph served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired Chemical Engineer in the Oilfield.

Ralph did leatherwork for a hobby.  He made belts, purses, and jewelry boxes. He loved to fish. Even though Ralph led a hard life he was the most generous man you would ever meet.  He would put his last dollar in his shirt pocket and then give you the shirt and all. But most of all Ralph loved his family and his family loved him. Ralph will be missed by all.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his four sons: William Mallory of Odessa, Rick and wife Becky Mallory of Austin, Texas, Marty Mallory and Chris Belknap both of Odessa; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents: Robert and Lillian Mallory.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor John Lyons. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Laylah Ariela Magana

Laylah Ariela Magana, infant daughter of Bobby Magana Jr. and Arin Nicole (Sanchez) Magana of Midland, was carried away to Heaven on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  She was born in Odessa on July 13, 2012 shortly before midnight and we treasured 32 minutes of her time with us on this earth.  

Layla is also survived by her sister:  Nira Cambrie Magana of Midland; brother:  Bobby Giovanni Magana of Midland; maternal grandmother:  Lindy Castillo of Arlington; maternal grandfather:  Michael Sanchez of Odessa; paternal grandmother:  Kathy Lynn McGarr of Midland; and paternal grandfather:  Bobby Magana, Sr. of Moore, TX. 

Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 21, 2012. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.  

Bessie Lea Shipman Riggs

Bessie Lea Shipman Riggs, age 90, passed from this life on Sunday, July 15, 2012 in Odessa, Texas.

Bessie was born near Glass Texas in Somervell County on December 22, 1921 to Daniel and Willie (Ice) Shipman. Bessie had a deep and abiding faith in a loving God that sustained her through the good times as well as the difficult times. During her journey of over ninety years on this earth, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking for a large family, holiday meals, making everyone’s favorite dish. We all have fond memories of her chocolate cake, banana pudding, turkey & dressing, German chocolate cake and home-made biscuits. No one ever went home hungry.  Bessie loved being a mother and grandmother with her house filled with the noisy laughter of children playing. She always looked for the good in life and in people. She was a gentle and caring lady. Her family was her life, her joy and her happiness.  After her last child was in school, she continued her care giving as a CNA at Deerings Nursing Home. In later years, when she was home bound, she enjoyed reading and listening to gospel music.

Those left to cherish Bessie’s love and memory are two sons: Don Riggs of Kerrville and Bobby Riggs of Odessa; four daughters: Bettie Baker of Norman, OK, Lois Riggs of Mt. Pleasant, TX, and Joyce Flowers McDougle and husband Richard McDougle and Carol Riggs, all of Odessa; daughter-in-law: Elaine and her husband Delbert Hawk, son-in-law: Rodger Zorn of NV; grandchildren: Tammy and Brad Miller of Midland, Warren and Kerris Flowers and Sandi Riggs all of Odessa, Michelle and Brent Riggs, Melissa and Frank Megow and Michael Baker all of Washington, OK, Rayetta and Larry Sharif of Fort Hunter, CA, John Heidelberg and Teresa and Wally Gawley all of Fowlervillie, MI, Heather and Brian Fields and Kathy Heidelberg both of Mt. Pleasant, TX, Mary Heidelberg of Elizabethtown, KY, Christy Riggs of CA, Steven Riggs and Kim Riggs, Katie Hawk, Kristi Hawk, Tommy Zorn, Lance Zorn, and Mary Beth DcCamba, Levis Awbrey of Kermit, Jimmy and Ivonne Awbrey of Wichita Falls, TX, Brian and Claudia Awbrey of Kermit; great grandchildren: Stephanie Miller, Tiffany Miller, Trey Flowers, Katy Armstrong, Cody Davis, Amanda Davis, Garrett Brannan, Hannah Riggs, Abby Riggs, Landis Riggs, Gary Mays, Jerrit Gawley, Jacob Gawley, Brian Fields, Erica Fields, Emilie Hawk, Stormy Hawk, Dakotah Hawk, Kevin Sharif, Dominique Sharif, Deandre Sharif, Ashley Awbrey, Austin Awbrey, Braydon Awbrey, Taylor Awbrey, Andrew Awbrey, Lisa Marie Awbrey, Matthew Awbrey, Devin Awbrey, and Jayden Awbrey; great-great grandchildren: Bentley “Cobos” Miller, Victoria Davis, Marlie Hawk, Clay Riggs, Jace Holland, Nolyn Holland, and Joelyn Holland; Numerous nieces and nephews including: Gloria Lily, Mona McMinn, Royce Cline, Linda Courtney, and Karen Cline.

Bessie is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years: Stephen James Riggs; son: Billy James Riggs; daughters: Lorene Zorn and Bonnie Awbrey Sullivan; grandson: Daniel Jesus Cobos; sister: Juanita Thompson and husband C.B. Thompson; sons-in-law: Warren Dale Flowers, Levy Awbrey, and Dale “Speedy” Sullivan; and her parents: Daniel and Willie (Ice) Shipman.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Tuesday evening, July 17, 2012 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Robert Lamb. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Charles E. “Pee Wee” Jennings

Charles E. “Pee Wee” Jennings, age 62, of Odessa passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Plainview, TX to the late Monroe Jennings, Sr. and Bernice (Willis) Jennings on July 21, 1949.  He had formerly done janitorial work for Medical Center Hospital.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Patsy (Calloway) Jennings of Oklahoma; daughters: Tonni Jennings of Denver, CO and LaShawnda Jennings of Oklahoma; brothers: Ford Jennings of Casa Grande, AZ, Monroe Jennings, Jr. of Tulia, TX, Roger Dell Jennings of Los Angeles, CA, and Tom Jennings, Jr. of Clovis, NM; sisters: Gloris Ann Jennings of Tulia and Ethel Whitley of Midland; step-brother: Willy Burnette of Los Angeles, CA; step-sister: Jean Burnette of Tulia; ten grandchildren:  Brittanni, Cora, Johnathan, Shavonna, Deon, Mariecia, Chasmine, LeChaunzee, VaChaun, and Zekyriah  and five great-grandchildren:  Tracy, Josiah, Mariah, Raymond, and Trekerith; ex-wife:  Cora Jennings-Smith; and host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday July 23, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Ford Jennings.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden at the Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Suzanne Dawn Clower

Suzanne D. Clower, age 57, of Odessa, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 after an accident at home in Odessa.  She was born July 24, 1954, in Odessa, the 4th of five children born to Walter and Thelma Ruth Clower. 

Suzanne was a special child.  She went to Ross Elementary until she was 21.  Her teacher was Mrs. Mason, a wonderful caring person.  She worked for the county helping to make napkins for airline companies.  She was so proud of her $2.10 two-week salary.  A great help to her mother, Suzanne was called “The Recycle Queen”.  She never threw anything away.  Suzanne believed in God wholeheartedly.  She never missed a Sunday at church unless she was sick.  A member of Crescent Park Baptist Church for many years, she had a wonderful teacher there – “Miss Mint”. 

Those left to cherish Suzanne’s memory are her siblings – three brothers:  Jeff and Linda Clower of Jacksboro, Steve and Marlene Clower of Gardendale, and Rod Clower of Odessa; and one sister:  June Overton of Odessa; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents:  Junior and Thelma Ruth Clower.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 23, 2012 at Vera Community Center in Vera, TX, officiated by Pastor Wayne Harden.  Following funeral services, Suzanne will be laid to rest with her parents at the Vera Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa. 

Coy Dee Hedgpeth

Coy Dee Hedgpeth passed away, July 19, 2012 at his home.  He was born March 31, 1929 along with his twin brother, Roy Lee Hedgpeth, in Ireland, Texas, to Oliver Newton “Buster” and Annabelle Hedgpeth. 

He joined the Navy and served during the Korean War and was stationed in Hawaii.  He met his future bride, Lorraine Bona in San Diego, CA.  They were married on September 4, 1954 in Ft Worth.  They later moved back to California until their daughter, Roxane Mary was born.  Then they moved to Odessa in 1956.  He worked for Vance Supply, transferred to Hobbs NM from 1958-1960, and then moved back to Odessa.  He transferred to Texarkana for 6 months in 1973.  He then moved back to Odessa and worked for Motion Equipment until he retired in 1991.  He was a Christian, and visited Agape Dream Center. 

He enjoyed bowling, playing the guitar with Roy, and sister, Martha. He enjoyed playing golf, even more after he retired.  He enjoyed playing solitaire and playing on his keyboard.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Newton “Buster” and Annabelle Hedgpeth, twin brother Roy Lee Hedgpeth, brother, Valton Hedgpeth, sister Martha Oliver, and daughter, Roxane Hedgpeth. 

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife:  Lorraine Hedgpeth of Odessa:  daughter, Brenda Holman and Husband, Del of Odessa:   sons, David Hedgpeth and wife Kelly of Inver Heights, MN: Keith Hedgpeth of Katy, TX:  eight grandchildren, Matthew Holman and wife, Amanda of Lubbock, TX:  Daniel Holman and wife, Kristin of Lubbock, TX:  Kyle Holman and wife, Alyssa of Odessa:  Tayler Holman of Odessa:  Seth Hedgpeth and wife, Cheryl of Odessa:  Caleb Hedgpeth of Odessa:  Heather Branham and husband, Ricky of Houston:  Samantha Hedgpeth of Inver Heights MN:  five great-grandchildren, Katie and Joshua Hedgpeth, Lilly Pettit, Jaxson Holman, and Cooper Holman. 

Memorial services with military honors will be 11:00 am Monday, August 13, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Matthew Holman.  

In lieu of flowers, donations to Home Hospice of Odessa or Agape Dream Center would be appreciated. 

Clifton Alden “Al” Mercer, Jr

Clifton Alden “Al” Mercer, Jr., age 75, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  He was born on October 29, 1936 in Plant City, FL to the late Clifton Alden Mercer, Sr. and Elizabeth Alice (Romedy) Mercer.   He graduated Hillsborough High School in Tampa in 1954, going on to serve in the Army National Guard during the Korean Conflict.  Shortly thereafter, he also served as a police officer in Tampa.  He was a member of American Veterans of Odessa and a Mason. 

Al had been a longtime member of the Odessa community, living and working here for 40 years.  He graduated from community college having earned his master’s license as an air conditioning technician.  He worked for Action Air Conditioning and owned and operated Mercer’s Refrigeration. 

Those left to cherish his memory are four sons: David Mercer and Britt Mercer and wife Monique, all of Odessa, Michael Mercer and wife Jane of Jacksonville, FL, and Patrick Mercer of Austin; one daughter: Beth Meyers of Odessa; one sister: Dolores “Dodi” Swinney and husband Donald of Vienna, VA; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces:  Deborah Copeland and Darla Edmond and husband Bryan; and nephew:  Duane Swinney and wife Maggie.   

He was a loving brother, father, grandfather, and friend. 

Memorial services with military honors are scheduled for 11:00 am Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at University Park Baptist Church located at 8650 Golder Avenue in Odessa, officiated by Pastor Wayne Maass. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W University Blvd. Odessa, TX.

Jesus Guadalupe Zapata-Hernandez

Jesus Guadalupe Zapata-Hernandez, age 49, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012 after a fatal car accident on I20 in Midland County.  He was born in Nazas, Durango, Mexico on May 30, 1963 to Juan Zapata and Maria Elena Hernandez de Zapata.  He was a construction worker and a Catholic.

He is survived by his wife:  Sandra L. (Moreno) Zapata of Odessa; parents:  Juan and Maria Elena Zapata of Durango, Mexico; two sons:  Victor A. Zapata and Said I. Zapata, both of San Antonio; daughter:  Emily M. Zapata of San Antonio; five brothers:  Cirilio Zapata of Sinaloa, MX, Juan Zapata and Sergio Zapata, both of Nazas, MX, Isidro Zapata of Denver, CO, and Victor Zapata of Odessa; and four sisters:  Maria de los Angeles Zapata Hernandez and Rosa Maria Zapata Hernandez, both of Nazas, MX, Maria de Rosario Zapata Hernandez of Denver, CO and Maria Elena Zapata Hernandez of Plainview, TX. 

Rosary will be said at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel at 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 25, 2012.  Funeral will be at a later date and interment will be at Panteon Municipal de Nazas Durango, Mexico.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Felix Saul Vargas- Ruiz

Felix Saul Vargas- Ruiz, age 21, of Odessa, passed away on July 23, 2012 after a severe traffic accident.  He was born in Madera, Mexico on May 21, 1991 to Manuel Vargas Garcia and Maria Concepcion Ruiz-Marquez.  He married Nikie Jaquez in Pecos on March 1, 2011. 

Saul was a hard worker and always eager to help others.  He had been employed with C. Hollis Construction out of Midland for the past 2 years.  He was a positive person, full of life and energy.  Saul was a loving husband, brother, and son.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Nikie Vargas of Odessa; parents:  Manuel and Maria Vargas of Madera, MX; two brothers:  Ivan and Omar Vargas, both of Madera, MX; and two sisters:  Blanca Vargas of Madera and Rafaela Vargas of Odessa.

Rosary will be said at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Sunday evening, July 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel at 10:00 am Monday, July 30, 2012, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Burial will follow at Cementerio de Ejido Tres Ojitos in Ejido Tres Ojitos, Mexico.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

 

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