Obituaries 2012

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Alberto G. “Shorty” Madrid

Alberto G. Madrid, “Shorty”, age 71, of Odessa, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Regency Hospital.  He was born in Imperial, TX on April 8, 2012 to the late Antonio and Monica (Galindo) Madrid.  He was Catholic.

Alberto worked as a security guard for Medical Center Hospital for over 10 years.  He was a kind, gentle man, known to his grandchildren as “Grandpa Shorty”. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his ex-wife:  Jean Cruz (Rivera) Madrid of Odessa; daughter:  Lupita Madrid of Odessa; brother:  Basilio Madrid of Odessa; sister:  Manuela Madrid of Austin; and 14 grandchildren:  Anastasia, Harley, Amira, and Marcus II, all of Austin, and Aspen, Serena, Brianna, Mackenzie, Joe Alex, Natalie, Kourtney, Marcus, Antony, and Josiah, all of Odessa.

Rosary will be said Monday evening at 7:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Eva Marquez

Eva Marquez, 81, of Odessa died August 10, 2012. She was born April 10, 1931 in Cuchillo, Mexico to the late Mauricio and Marcella (Rodriguez) Navarrete.  Eva was a homemaker.

Survivors are her husband: Apolinar Marquez of Odessa; sons: Jesus Navarrete of Odessa, Pablo Marquez of Ojinaga, Mexico, Francisco Marquez of Freeport, Texas and Margarito Marquez of Odessa; daughters: Maria Hinojos and Manuela Alvarez both of Odessa; sister: Elvira Navarrete of La Paz, Mexico; with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother:  Francisco Navarrete; sister:  Elisa Navarrete; and granddaughter:  Braulia Hinojos.

Rosary will be 7:00 pm, Monday, August 13, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church officiated by Father Patrick Akponabong.  Interment will follow in the Peaceful Garden at Ector County Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.  

Robert Howard “Bobby” Blanch

Robert Howard “Bobby” Blanch passed away on August 11, 2012 in Cloudcroft, NM where he enjoyed spending his summers camping and fishing in the cool outdoors.

Bobby was born January 29, 1936 in Beaumont, TX to the late Robert Lee and Mary Louise Deaton (Blanch).  He grew up in Nixon, TX where he met the love of his life, Ellen Adcock.  They married on September 29, 1955 and eventually made their home in Odessa.  He retired after working more than 30 years in the oilfield, then put in 8 more years working for ECISD.  Bobby loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He attended all their events and took time to share his passion for all sports.  He was a member of the Midland Bassin’ Bunch and fished monthly tournaments with his grandson David.  Bobby was a rock, a foundation for his grandkids and even their friends.  He was everything a grandpa should be.

Bobby is survived by his wife:  Ellen Blanch of Odessa; his two daughters:  Pamela Stone and husband Lindsey and Terry Blanch, all of Odessa; his grandchildren:  David Stone and wife Heidi of Midland, Rachel Curtis and husband Richard of Odessa, Kelsey Gallegos and husband Junior of Odessa, and Anisia Blanch of Odessa; his great-grandchildren:  Peyton and Max Curtis of Odessa, Eliza and Major Stone of Midland, and Hailee and Alicia Faith Gallegos of Odessa; and his siblings:  Elizabeth Young of Big Spring, Marilyn Priess of Corpus Christi, George Blanch and wife Maria of Nixon, Sue Lyssy of Fall City, Johnny Blanch of Nixon, and Hugh Blanch and wife Viola of Schertz, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making donations to West Texas State Bank, Acct # 801-8847 to go toward the purchase of a defibrillator benefiting the Silverlake Campground in New Mexico.

The family will receive guests at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa on Wednesday evening, August 15, 2012 from 5 - 7:00 pm.  Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Life Change Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Johnny Thomason.  His grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.  Graveside services will be 10:00 am Friday, August 17, 2012 at Nockenut Cemetery between Seguin and Stockdale, Texas.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Genovebo “Geno” Matta Olivas

Genovebo “Geno” Matta Olivas, age 73, passed from this life on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital.  Geno was born in Coyame, Chihuahua, Mexico on January 3, 1939 to the late Paz Olivas and Juliana (Matta) Olivas.  He settled in Odessa in 1960 and was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

Geno only had a sixth grade education, but he was extremely savvy.  He was an accomplished person, who had achieved all of his goals.  His lifetime goal was to own his own ranch – now a reality for over 15 years.  Mr. Olivas owned and operated G&O Fencing for 32 years before turning it over to his family and he truly loved his work.  He was a country gentleman through and through, enjoying Western movies, hunting, collecting guns and knives, working with his animals and just being outdoors.  “Papi Geno” also enjoyed his family time, making a point of attending all of his grandchildren’s events.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons:  Efrain Olivas and wife Linda and Victor Olivas and wife Concepcion, all of Odessa; five daughters:  Patricia Olivas and husband Isaias Garcia, Beatrice Olivas and husband Baldemar Escarcega; Maribel Olivas and husband Hector Mendez; Joanne Olivas and husband Gilbert Anthony Rivera, and Veronica Mendez and husband Tony Gabilondo, all of Odessa; two brothers:  Eulalio Olivas and Jesus Olivas and wife Carmen, all of El Paso; sister:  Maria Vera and husband Alberto of El Paso; nineteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years:  Rosa (Ulate) Olivas; his parents; one brother:  Moses Olivas; a sister:  Alvina Menjarez; and a granddaughter:  Victoria Olivas.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Friday, August 17, 2012 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be 12 noon Saturday, August 18, 2012 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, officiated by Father Frank Chavez.  Pallbearers will be Ifrain Olivas, Jr., Geno Olivas, Richard Olivas, Isaias Garcia, Jr., Baldemar Escarcega, Jr., Baby Rivera, Ramiro Escarcega and Victor Olivas, Jr.  Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Terry Lane Gesch

Terry Lane Gesch, age 62, of Odessa, passed from this life on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Odessa Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Odessa on August 30, 1949 to Virginia (Collum) Gesch and the late Fritz Gesch, Jr.  He married Tommie McCarty on August 12, 1975.  They had just celebrated 37 years together.  Terry owned and operated Gesch Service Company from 1983 to 2000, then worked as a contract pumper for Southwest Royalties until his health began to fail. 

Terry was a social person who never met a stranger.  He was a good man who would give the shirt off of his back to help others.  He was protective of those he loved and always watched over his family. Terry was the rock, the foundation of his family and he adored his granddaughters.  He enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing at the Del Rio Lake house and deer hunting.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife:  Tommie Gesch of Odessa; mother:  Virginia Gesch of Odessa; son:  Joshua Lane Gesch of Odessa; daughter:  Jessica Daun Walker of Cedar Park; three brothers:  Tommy Loyd Gesch and wife Mary Jane, Oscar William “Bill” Gesch and wife Beth, and Gerald Phillip Gesch and wife Lynn, all of Odessa; his granddaughters:  Tynley Brooke Walker and Oasys Kay Gesch; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His father, Fritz Gesch, Jr., and one brother, Clifford Arlon Gesch, preceded him in death.

The family will receive guests at Acres West Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon from 3-5:00 pm.  Graveside services will be 10:00 am Monday, August 20, 2012 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, officiated by Bro. Terry Wright.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa. 

Faustino Davila Mejia

Faustino Davila Mejia, age 75, of Andrews, died Thursday, August 16, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital West Campus.  He was born in Bigfoot, TX ond April 14, 1937 to the late Erasmo and Esther (Davila) Mejia.  He served in the National Guard and worked as a backhoe driver. 

He is survived by his two daughters:  Stephanie Mejia and Maria Corrall; two sisters:  Rosa Trevino and Gregoria Bermea; brother:  Jose Gutierrez; all of Andrews; and numerous grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.       

No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

Robert “Cliff” Wycliffe Hammond

Robert “Cliff” Wycliffe Hammond, 63, of Balmorhea, Texas died Friday, August 17, 2012. He was born September 24, 1948 in Port Arthur, Texas to the late Woodrow Wilson Hammond and Anna Mary Brockman Hammond. Cliff attended Rice University and worked as a counselor and social worker until he retired.

Survivors are his brothers: Phillip Hammond of Port Neches, Texas, Ray Hammond of Pearland, Texas, James Hammond of Sugarland, Texas and Paul Hammond of Groves, Texas; and one sister: Lyndell Voight of League City, Texas.

No services are being held at this time. Services entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.  

Edna Mae Barron

Edna Mae Barron, age 80, of Odessa, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at Parks Methodist Retirement Village in Odessa.  She was born in Midland on April 9, 1932 to the late Benjamin Arthur Barron and Lilly Mae (Carney) Barron.   

Edna was a happy person with a servant heart.  She raised her brothers and sisters and always made sure everyone got to church. She was a Pentecostal and loved the Lord with all her heart.   

She is survived by her three sisters:  Rita Houghton of Odessa, Donna Sue Steel and husband Cliff of Midland, and Barbara Ann Legge and husband Landis of Edmond, Okla.; two brothers:  Norman Barron and wife Phyllis of Harrah, Okla. and James Arthur Barron and Jacqueline of Odessa; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, three brothers:  Leon, Louie, and Donald Barron, and two sisters:  Mary Ellen Sawyer and Evelyn B. Landfair, preceded her in death. 

Graveside services will be at Fairview Cemetery in Midland at 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 21, 2012, Bro. Bob Porterfield officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

Julian Rodriguez

Julian Rodriguez, age 67, of Odessa, Texas, died Monday, August 20, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  He was born in Coyame, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Severiano and Julia (Valeriano) Rodriguez.  He was a rancher and a member of the Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife:   Sofia Rodriguez of Odessa; four daughters:  Elida Barajas and husband Jose, Rosa Rodriguez and Olivia Rodriguez, all of Artesia, NM and Julia Rodriguez of Corpus Christi; one son:  Javier Rodriguez and wife Anna of Odessa; four sisters:  Elvira Flores of Van Horn, Nemesia Tarin of Jal, NM, Amparo Mascorro of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Tomasa Prieto of El Paso; brother:  Oscar Rodriguez and wife Teresa of Odessa; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.   

Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm MST on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Jal, NM.  Funeral Mass will be at St Cecilia Catholic Church at 11:00 am MST Thursday, August 23, 2012, Father Redentor Molina officiating.  Interment will be at Jal Cemetery in Jal, NM.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

Marvin Chester "Buck" Adams

Marvin Chester “Buck” Adams, age 91, of Odessa, passed away Monday, August 20, 2012, at La Estancia Nursing and Rehabilitation in Phoenix, Ariz.   He was born in Garrard County, Kentucky on September 23, 1920 to Hiram and Idella (Warren) Adams.  He married the love of his life,  Ernestine Freels, in Danville, KY on December 10, 1943.

Chester was a US Navy Veteran.  He worked for SL Briley Construction, retiring in 1987.  He was a wonderful Daddy and Grandpa – devoted to his family.  First and foremost, Buck was a faithful Christian man.  He continually thanked God and praised Him for his blessings in this life.  After the death of his wife in July of this year, he was broken hearted.  He prayed daily to return to his heavenly home and be back with his Lord and his beloved wife.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter:  Jennifer Palmer and husband James of Casa Grande, AZ; son:  Sonny Adams and wife Joyce of Odessa; three grandchildren:  Rachel and Jerry Curtis, Chris Palmer and Amy Jo and Pete Geiter; grandson-in-law:  Tommy Adams; nine great-grandchildren:  Matthew and Beckie Jones, Natasha and Justin Stewart, Caitlin Curtis, James Palmer, Andrew Palmer, Jonathan Palmer, Hannah Palmer, Stephen Geiter, and Joshua Geiter; and four great-great grandchildren:  Bailey and Jaycob Jones, and Nyla and Jarrett Stewart.

His parents:  Hiram and Idella Adams; wife:  Ernestine Faye Adams and one granddaughter:  Linda Gale Adams, precede him in death.

Memorial services will be 10:00 am Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, officiated by Pastor Mariah Stittsworth.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

Monty Joe Wood

Monty Joe Wood, age 62, of Odessa, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Albany, TX on March 10, 1950 to the late Everrett Monroe Wood and Victoria Mae (Deaton) Wood.  He married Judy Millett in Odessa on March 30, 1985.  Mr. Wood worked for many years as a truck driver and was employed by Diamond Truck Rental.  He was a hard worker and often worked 60-80 hours a week.  He was a member of Zion Christian Church.

A US Army Veteran, Monty was a member of the VFW and American Legion.  He loved to ride his motorcycle and was an active member of the Patriot Guard.  He enjoyed the outdoors and liked to fish and mow his grass.  He was known to mow for his neighbors once he got going.

He is survived by his wife:   Judy Wood of Odessa; daughter:  Amanda Dodd and husband Barry of Midland; two sons:  Joseph Wood and wife Kassy of El Paso and Matthew Wood of Watertown, N.Y.; sister:  Vicki Cotton of Odessa; nineteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.     

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 the family and friends will gather around 11:00 am for a meal in the Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Memorial services will follow Acres West 24 Hour Chapel at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 22, 2012.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice House, 516 N. Texas Ave, Odessa, TX 79761.

Clifford “C.E.” Eugene Rogers

Clifford “C.E.” Eugene Rogers, 76, of Odessa, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Crane Nursing & Rehab Center in Crane, Texas. He was born in Nolan County, Texas on December 5, 1935 to Hubert and Greta Rogers. Clifford served in the U.S. Army and retired from the oilfield as a fabricator.

Clifford loved going to the movies and flea markets, you could find him there on a weekly basis.  He enjoyed watching his kids play softball.  He would be sitting there in his lawn chair with his baseball cap on and keeping score on his notepad. Clifford was a very loving, caring, and giving person.  He never got mad and would give his shirt off of his back to anyone who needed help.  Clifford loved his dogs but out of all the things in life he loved his family the most.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are  his son: Brent Rogers of Odessa; daughters: Cynthia Rogers of Odessa, and Sharon Rogers and Brenda Rogers both of San Angelo, Texas; nieces: Glenda Williby of Odessa and Melody Hartley of Midland; nephew: James Hartley of Odessa; and five grandchildren: Chesney Rogers, Liam Rogers, Adain Head all of Georgia, Keelon Hoyt of San Angelo and Poni Davis of Pyote.

C. E.  is preceded in death by his parents: Hubert and Geta Rogers; sister: Martha Francis Hartley; and nephew: Tommy Hartley.

There will be a visitation 6:00-9:00 pm Saturday evening August 25, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Arthur Lee Atkins

Arthur Lee Atkins, age 93, of Midland, Texas, passed peacefully from this life into the hands of God late Sunday evening, August 26, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  He was born in Lambsburg, VA on January 19, 1919, the child of Millard Porter-Atkins and Florence (Workman) Atkins.  Art married Gissela Stevens in 1954 in El Paso, TX, and they remained husband and wife for 58 years.

Art defended his country as a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, with a long history of military service in the US Army, Marines, and National Guard.  His decorations included a Purple Heart Certificate, Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Services Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Victory Medal WWII, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with Silver Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Commendation Pendant, Air Medal, Medal for Merit, Good Conduct Medal and Medal of Freedom.  Upon leaving his military service, Art retired after 30 years with Shell Oil Refinery in Odessa. He then started his own company, AA Construction, until he could no longer work due to the loss of his eyesight.

Mr. Atkins’ heart was devoted not only to his family, but also his faith, serving for many years as a church council member and groundskeeper of Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord, and an active member of Calvary Chapel in Midland.  Art had a warm, subtle sense of humor.  Being a self-made man, he believed in hard work (no shortcuts) and kept his mind fulfilled and his body active, even after Macular Degeneration took his sight.  He was an avid golfer, always preferred to be outdoors, and could fix anything. When not working or coaching Little League or girls softball, he enjoyed camping, swimming, fishing, tennis, bowling, chess and an occasional game of cribbage.  For years, every summer, he took his family on an extensive trip. He mapped out all their camping stops in National and State Parks.  After the loss of his sight, he educated himself to the point of proficiency in computerized communication in order to stay in touch with family and friends.  Another great aid (and friend) was his service dog, Radar. Art traveled to the Guiding Eyes for the Blind in New York alone, and stayed the several months needed that began the special bond he had with Radar. His care and affection remained even after she retired with him in Texas.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Gissela Atkins of Midland; daughter:  Renee Claire of Kansas City, MO; son:  Richard Atkins of San Antonio, TX; two grandchildren:  Kristopher Keesee and Janan Bankhead; and two great-grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers:  Harry Atkins and Archie Bowlick.

Memorial services to honor Art’s memory will be privately held. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to:  Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598.  Donations may be made online or donation forms downloaded at donate.guidingeyes.org.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

Joel Fernando Neri Oropeza

Joel Fernando Neri, age 39, of Odessa, passed from this life Friday, August 31, 2012, in Odessa.    He was the son of Felix Neri and Lidia (Oropeza) Neri, born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on September 26, 1972.  Joel owned and operated Wheel Zone for the last five years.

In addition to his loving parents, he is also survived by his four sons:  Joel F. Neri, Jr. and wife Vaneza, Dominic Neri, Abel Neri and Richard Neri; seven sisters:  Evelia Gandy, Anarosa Barrios, Noemi Villareal, Linda Neri, Betty Ramirez, Sara Neri, and Marialuisa Rubalcaba; five brothers:  Ramon Neri, Rudy Neri, Armando Neri, Salvador Neri, Francisco Neri, and three grandchildren:  Joel Neri III, Noel Neri, and Jacob Neri; and many nieces and nephews; all of Odessa.   

Rosary will be said Thursday evening, September 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be at St Joseph Catholic Church at 10:00 am Friday, September 7, 2012, officiated by Father Gilbert Rodriguez.   Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa. 

Edna Kate (Fry) Anderson

Edna Kate (Fry) Anderson, age 88, of Big Spring, TX (former 27 year resident of High Rolls, NM),  passed from this life Saturday, September 1, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez TX State Veteran's Nursing Home in Big Spring, Texas.  She was born in Point, TX on May 16, 1924 to the late Lon Olin “Lonnie” Fry and Carrie Laurene (Davis) Fry.  After graduating high school, she attended McMurray University.

She is survived by her husband Boyd Ray Anderson of Big Spring; two daughters:  Wyleen Anderson of Midland and Renee Siddall of Florida; two sons:  Boyd Anderson, Jr. of Albany, NY and Bruce Anderson of Wallis, TX; two sisters:  Billye Woodford of the West Coast and Adeen Lowman of Pennsylvania; and nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

Gay Eleanor McCune

Gay Eleanor McCune, age 72, of Odessa, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born in Baltimore, MD on April 24, 1940 to the late George R. Mowers and Eleanor (Clow) Mowers.  As she worked to earn her degree to become a respiratory therapist, she became legally blind three weeks before her college graduation.  She missed the graduation ceremony and was unable to take her state boards. 

Gay was an awesome lady with a quick wit, a great sense of humor, and a fondness for frogs.  She was one hell of a cook and enjoyed get-togethers, especially when they involved her grandkids.  Gay was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #4149 of Midland.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son:  Donnie Hamlin of Phoenix, AZ; daughters:  Dawn Johnson of Kountze, TX, Lynne Ballard of Midland, and Gayla Reynolds of Carrizo Springs; four brothers:  G. Barry Mowers of Orange Park, FL, Harold P. Mowers of Dayton, OR, Tyde O. Mowers of McDaniel, MD, and Donald Mowers of Rough and Ready, CA; two sisters: Theresa Phipps of Battleground, WA and Teresa Galloway of Odessa; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous adopted children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, her husband:  Buck McCune; son:  Scott Simons; and daughter:  Terri Cavender; precede her in death.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, September 7, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Interment will be privately held at Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Susan Tittel Weems

Susan Tittel Weems, 57, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at The Hospice House in Odessa.  She was born July 8, 1955 at Saint Rose Hospital in Great Bend, Kansas, to Dean and Irene Tittel. Susan worked as a caregiver at Nurses Unlimited until June of 2012.   

Susan loved to travel and loved to be connected with people. She never met a stranger and she was a wonderful caregiver on her job and in her personal life.  Family was the most important thing to her.  She loved her kids and grandkids more than anything in life.  Susan will be dearly missed.   

She is survived by her husband, David “Papa John” Harris, as well as her three children, Jennifer Weems and husband, Shawn, of Odessa; Jeff Whaley and wife, Amanda, of Odessa; and Rachel Slaymaker and husband, Adrian, of Abilene; her parents, Dean and Irene Tittel of Odessa; her brother, Mark Tittel and wife, Diane, and nieces Lauren and Kaitlyn Tittel of Odessa.  “Nana Susie” will always be remembered by her four grandsons whom she loved dearly: Brendyn Whaley (6), Noah Slaymaker (4), Christopher Dickman (2), and Luke Slaymaker (1).

Family visitation is 6 - 8:00 pm Friday September 7, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday September 8, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Malcolm Tyree.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 

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