Obituaries 2012

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Andreia Lynne Olvera

Andreia Lynne Olvera, 50, of Odessa passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 22, 1962. Andreia married the love of her life, Noel Olvera, on September 10, 1980 in Lovington, New Mexico. They were sealed for time and all eternity on August 30, 2008 in the Lubbock Texas Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Andreia was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a wonderful teacher at the church for the primary age group. Andreia loved spending time with her grandkids. Her grandkids were her life. She was an excellent cook and loved cooking for her family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: Noel Olvera of Odessa; three sons: Noel Adan Olvera of Seattle WA, Anthony Olvera of Odessa and Ricky Olvera and wife Mia of Odessa; one daughter: Angela Olvera of Las Cruces, NM; one brother: Eddie Dyer and wife Donna of Shilo, TN; one sister: Michelle Perkins of Burlington, WA; nine grandchildren: Analise, Xavier, Savanna, Ava Marie, Rylan, Jaxsyn, Aubrie, Madison, and Kaiden.

Andreia is preceded in death by her dad, Edward Dyer.

Family will receive visitors from 6 - 8:00 pm Monday, September 10, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (located at 5401 JBS Pkwy in Odessa)officiated by Bishop Brian Gwilliam. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Jennifer E. Forehand

Jennifer E. Forehand, 40, of Odessa passed away on September 7, 2012. She was born September 4, 1972 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Jennifer was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband: Samuel Forehand of Odessa; father: Thomas W. Lebtard of Odessa; sons: Dustin, Matthew, and Trenton Forehand all of Odessa; step-sons: Michael Forehand and Eric Forehand both of Lucedale, Mississippi, Samuel Forehand, Jr. of Van Cleave, Mississippi and Jacob Forehand of Odessa; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be at 6:00 pm Friday evening at the family’s residence, 12197 W. Whirlaway Drive, Odessa. Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.  

Dilliam "Dee" Greer Stockton

Dilliam Greer Stockton, 63, of Lubbock, Texas died September 9, 2012. She was born November 17, 1948 in Mobile, Alabama to the late Robert Clevo Greer and Orchid Susanna (Rodriguez) Greer.   She graduated from OHS, and attended Odessa College for four years and UT at Austin for two.  She was a bookkeeper in the oilfield.  She was Catholic.

Dee loved to enter sweepstakes and was always ready for the big windfall.  She also enjoyed watching old movies.  She was a thoughtful person who always remembered everyone’s birthdays and celebrated their special occasions.

Survivors include her son: Christopher Stockton of Lubbock; brothers: Larry Bentley of Milburn, Oklahoma, Bob Greer, Charles Bentley, and Darren Bentley all of Odessa; sisters: Marka Gibson of Olustee, Oklahoma and Patricia Bentley of Odessa.

Her parents, her first husband:  Melvin Courtney, and one sister:  Martha Ainsworth, precede her in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Friday; September 14, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Renee Phillips. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.  

Mayra Karina Fierro

Mayra Karina Fierro, age 30, of Odessa, Texas, died Sunday, September 9, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Midland on June 4, 1982.  She had been a restaurant manager, but had become unable to work due to illness.  She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

She is survived by her mother:  Maria Garcia; one son:  Angel Damien Loya; sister:  Marisol Fierro; and two brothers:  Israel Fierro and Juan Carlos Fierro; all of Odessa.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church at 10:00 am Friday, September 14, 2012, Fr. Arturo Pestin officiating.  Interment will be at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

Diane Kay (Ragels) Griffin

Diane Kay (Ragels) Griffin, former resident of Rapid City, SD died at her home in Odessa, TX on September 9, 2012.  She was 59. 

 

Diane was born on March 27, 1953 in Cody, WY to Richard and LaDonna Ragels.  She was the oldest of seven children.  The family later settled in Rapid City, where Diane graduated from Stevens High School in 1971.

 

In December of 1971, she married Russell Moen in Rapid City.  After a military tour overseas, the couple relocated to Miles City, MT.  Two children were born to this union.  The couple later divorced. 

 

While in Montana, Diane began to pursue a career in nursing at Miles Community College.  She graduated with an associate degree in nursing in 1980.  From there, she went on to earn her bachelor of science in nursing from Montana State University in Bozeman.  She joined the U.S. Army in 1987 and earned a master of science from Baylor University to become a certified, registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA).   She completed her residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX in 1991. 

 

In 1990, Diane married Colonel (ret.) Greg A. Griffin.  The couple was stationed in Ramstein, Germany from 1991 to 1994.   During this time, Diane worked at the U.S. Army’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center as a CRNA.  She was medically retired from the Army in 1994 at the rank of captain.  The couple relocated to San Antonio where Diane was employed at the Texas Headache Institute from 1996 through 1999.  The couple divorced and Diane remained a resident of Texas until she moved to Blair, NE in September 2007 to be closer to her sisters and mother.  In November, 2010 she moved to Odessa, TX to be near her daughter and grandchildren. 

 

Diane enjoyed gardening and she was an accomplished pianist.  She also enjoyed spending time with her children skiing and fishing.  She taught her son how to “sneak up” on the savvy brook trout.  She will be remembered for her love and generosity and will be greatly missed by the many hearts she touched. 

 

Survivors include her son Matthew (Sheila) Moen of Spokane, WA; mother and stepfather, LaDonna and Wally Jaehn, Blair, NE; stepmother, Waneta Ragels, Rapid City, SD; seven grandchildren: Brittney, Hayden, and Avery of Spokane, WA, Logan, Lexondria, Landry and Waverly, and son-in-law Billy all of Odessa, TX; one great granddaughter, Bella, Spokane, WA; one brother, Rick Ragels, Crowley, CO; four sisters, Lauri (Larry) Randolph, Elko, NV, Beth (Woody) Welke and Amy (Joel) Wing, all of Blair, NE, and Nancy Frick, Elkhorn, NE; numerous beloved nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

 

Diane was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennie, father, Richard “Dick” Ragels, brother, Terry Ragels, and her maternal and paternal grandparents. 

 

Services are scheduled for Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at South Canyon Lutheran Church in Rapid City, SD with Pastor Bruce Thalacker officiating.  A private family celebration of life will take place following the service.
Severo Jesus Carrasco

Severo Jesus Carrasco, age 55, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Ojinaga, Mexico on February 13, 1957 to Ramon and Amparo (Benavidez) Carrasco.  He married Leticia Leyva in Alpine on May 5, 1983.  He worked for Stripes as a janitor. 

He is survived by his wife:  Leticia (Leyva) Carrasco of Odessa; parents:  Amparo and Ramon Carrasco of El Paso; son:  Severo Carrasco Jr. of Odessa; daughter:  Maritza Carrasco of Odessa; two brothers:  Jessie Carrasco of Presidio and Ramon Carrasco of Ojinaga, MX; five sisters:  Martha Ramos, Ana Velia Sanchez, Rosa Emma Sanchez, Rosa Emma Sanchez, and Rosario Falliner, all of El Paso, and Maria de Jesus Carrasco of Midland; and one grandchild:  Severo Jesus Carrasco III of Odessa. 

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be 10 am Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Michael Rodriguez.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Phillip Dale Smart

Phillip Dale Smart, age 56, of Midland passed from this life on Monday, September 10, 2012 at Midland Memorial Hospital.  He was  born in Hope, Arkansas on Sunday, May 6, 1956 to the late Emmett Lee Smart and Myrtle Loraine (Taylor) Smart.  He graduated from Cooper High School in Abilene.  He served in the US Army during Vietnam and worked in the construction industry doing drywall work. 

Phillip lived in Arkansas for a time.  He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed playing board games, cards, and dominoes.  Phillip was a devout Christian man who was dedicated to the Lord.  He read and studied his Bible faithfully and was a member of Jesus Way Ministries.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Barbara (Kelly) Smart of Midland; three brothers:  Emmett Smart and wife Linda of Tyler, Robbie Smart and wife Christel, and Jimmy Smart and wife Lydia, all of Odessa; two sisters:  Francis McRay and Linda McClure and husband Mike, all of Odessa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents, and two sisters:  Mona Fay Stokes and Billie Fern Williams, precede him in death.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. in Odessa.  Pastor Jerry Murphy will officiate.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Joe Torivio Espinoza

Joe Torivio Espinoza, age 57, of Alpine,  died Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  He was born in Balmorhea, TX on May 9, 1955.  He was a landscaper. 

He is survived by his daughter:  Michelle Espinoza Perez of Dallas; mother:  Margarita (Tercero) Espinoza of Alpine; one sister:  Gloria Juarez of Odessa; four brothers:  Zeke Espinoza and Ray Espinoza, both of Alpine, Abel Espinoza of Lubbock, and Manuel Vasquez of Pecos; and four grandchildren:  Mark, Sarah, Roxanne, and Isaac. 

His father:  Ventura Espinoza, precedes him in death.

Visitation Services will be Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel from 4:00 to 9:00 pm.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

  
Steven O. Apodaca

Steven O. Apodaca, 58, of Odessa passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at his residence in Odessa. He was born in Fort Benning, Georgia on October 8, 1953 to Fermin and Antonio Blea. Steven served in the U.S. Army and later married the love of his life Valerie Cooke.

Steven was very much a workaholic.  He loved to work!  But when he wasn’t working he devoted his time to his hobbies of fishing, rock hunting, fossil hunting, and reading books on fossils and rocks.  Steven loved his music.  He listened to music of all kinds. When Steven was young he would travel with his Dad to many countries while his Dad was in the military and learned to speak many languages which include French, English, Spanish and Portuguese. Steven also served as a guard in the Spandau Prison in western Berlin which was built in 1876.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Valerie Apodaca of Odessa; his parents: Antonio Blea of Tucumcari, New Mexico and Fermin Apodaca of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughters: Erin Gary of Odessa, Amy Kinsey of Odessa and Charity Walker of Salt Lake City, Utah; brother: Danny Apodaca of San Francisco, California; He was “Pa” to eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Steven is preceded in death by his brother Fred Apodaca.

 Memorial service will be 2:00-6:00pm Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the family residence located at 1521 W. 13th, Odessa, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jerry Wade Rister

Jerry Wade (Dad) Rister, age 72, of Odessa, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at Odessa Regional Medical Center.  He was born at Boaz Ranch in Jones County, Texas on September 20, 1939 to Sue (Hickam) Rister and the late Wesley Rister.  He married Tommie Berry in Stanford, TX on January 3, 1963 and they enjoyed over 49 years together. 

Jerry worked as a diesel mechanic.  He was a hard worker, but also enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time.  He hunted in Colorado and New Mexico and had finally “bagged the big one”, shooting a 14 point elk. He loved going to casinos, especially playing the one-arm-bandits. Jerry was also a big Texas Rangers fan and rooted for the Cowboys in football.  He was a kind person who would go out of his way to help others.

He is survived by his wife: Jone (Red) Rister of Odessa; mother:  Sue Rister of Merkel; two daughters:  Tammy Adams of Odessa and Tonya Love of Mc Kinney; two sons:  Tony Rister and wife Susann of Andrews and Chris Rister and wife Crystal of Odessa; four sisters:  Peggy Colosimo of Potosi, Betty Carter of Merkel, Patsy Long of Waco, and Suzy Richards of Bryan; two brothers: Harvey Rister of Flagstaff, Ariz. and David Rister of Potosi; thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.     

He was preceded in death by his father; one daughter; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 2:00 pm Monday, September 17, 2012, Bro. Dewey Blevins officiating.  Interment will follow at the Peaceful Garden Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

G.W. “Dude” Wilkerson

G.W. “Dude” Wilkerson loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle left this world to join the Master Carpenter in the His Workshop on September 13, 2012.

G.W.  or Dude - as all of his friends and family knew him by – had enjoyed eighty-five years of wonderfully blessed life.   His story is a love story, but not one of just his wife, but a love story of his entire family.  Dude knew he was a rich man – of great blessings far beyond what money could ever buy. 

Dude was born to Jo Ab Wilkerson and Neva Lewis on May 21, 1927 in Sweetwater, Texas.  He was the fifth of six children.  With his father passing when he was six years old, his Momma raised him to be a godly man in the Baptist Church.  Dude went to work at twelve years old to help his mother raise his little brother, Billy Don.  At seventeen, just prior to being drafted into the Army, Dude married the love of his life Elba “Jean” Bennett on May 13, 1945. Soon after returning from his service to his country in the Aleutian Islands, Dude and Jean brought their first child into this world – Sharon Elaine.  Four years later they brought home their son – Gary Oran and called their home complete.  Dude worked for his father-in-law at the Cotton Gin in Roby, Texas.  His father-in-law filled a great void in his life – the loss of his father – Mr. Bennett led Dude into the Masonic Lodge of which he was a life-time member – 32° Mason, District Deputy Grand Master of 78th District (Dec 1960) and Scottish Rite. Later Dude and Jean left Roby and moved to Gail, Texas when Dude joined the Texas Highway Department.  While in Gail, Dude realized his family had not been quite as complete as he thought with the arrival of his first granddaughter – Jessica Jean. As he moved up in the Texas Highway Department, they transferred to Odessa in 1970 where he lived for the rest of his days.  In the years that followed his blessings grew again exponentially - Gary blessed him with Amanda Lee and Sharon blessed him with her second daughter Tracey Michelle. 

We three girls “drug” our granddaddy to carnivals, circuses, piano concerts, football games, band concerts, livestock shows, orchestra concerts, softball games, and any other activity we were involved in.  And in return, we blessed him with the pinnacle of his life – grandsons and great-grandchildren.  He loved the men we married, Archie, Mike and Charley, as much as he loved his “girls”.  His “grands” blessed him with – Tatiana Michelle and her husband James Truelove, Taylor Nicole "Precious", Nathaniel James, Sarah Jean “Smiley”, Rylee Shane “Rooster”, Garrett Wilford “Lil Dude”, Jonathan Sydney, Myka Leeann, Austyn Wyatt, Savannah Daniell, and Aubree Faye "Twister". 

While we were growing up in the warmth of his love, “Poppa” Dude as he became called, retired from the Texas Highway Department, owned a Texaco Service Station @ Grandview & University, worked as a salesman for Diesel Injection Service & then retired two or three times from Diesel Testers.  During the Sandhills Rodeo, he also volunteered his time each year with his closest friend K.T. Though Dude worked hard in these various careers – customers from his service station still speak fondly of him and the great service he gave, but these were not his true calling.  His vocation of choice involved his hands and piece of raw wood.  Wood that in short order become a cabinet for a granddaughter’s kitchen, a diaper bin for a great-grandbaby, a lawn ornament for a friend or any number of requested items.  

Poppa Dude, Granddaddy, Uncle Dude, Daddy, Dude … you will be missed.  However, we all have been blessed by your love.  We will carry on your legacy with the love you have given each of us to last at the very least another lifetime. We will love you, forever and always.  

Those that precede Dude to his Heavenly Home include his parents; daughter:  Sharon; brothers:  John, Joe, Jim, and Bill Wilkerson; his sister:  Zadie; and one great-grandson Austyn. 

Graveside services to honor his memory will be 10:00 am Monday, September 17, 2012 at Peaceful Garden section of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Bob Bratcher.  Services will include Military and Masonic honors.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Marshall Allen Wadley

Marshall Allen Wadley, age 78, of Odessa, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez TX State Veteran's Nursing Home in Big Spring, Texas.  He was born in Cisco, TX on March 4, 1934.  He was a US Marine Veteran and worked various jobs in the oilfield.

He loved Westerns - books and movies.  He enjoyed roller skating and dancing and said these hobbies kept him young.

He is survived by his son:  Donald Wadley and wife Maria of Odessa; three daughters:  Deann Willis and husband Roger, Cindy Woodruff and husband Ken, and Cheryl Wadley, all of Midland; and eight grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents:  Elbert Albert Wadley and Eva Loucille (Hollander) Wadley; daughter:  Linda Alexander; and his brother:  Donald L. Wadley.    

Memorial services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 PM Friday, September 21, 2012, Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

Carol Loraine Lawrence

Carol Loraine Lawrence, age 32, of Odessa, died Friday, September 14, 2012, at Odessa Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Rochester, MI on November 16, 1979.  She was a Christian.

Carol was Lisa’s “Little Big Sister and was “Aunt Carol” to everyone else.  She was always taking care of everyone and especially enjoyed feeding others.  She would give her last dollar if someone needed it.  She loved the Lord and was always trying to lead others to God.  She had a special place in her heart for cats and felt that caring for them was God’s work.  Carol was a regular at Pojos and made a sign to hang there saying “A Place Called Home”.  In return, Walter supplied her with free ice cream cones.  She was always tickled to cash in on her ice cream rewards.

She is survived by her husband of 15 years:  Tommy Nelson of Gardendale; father:  J.D. “Chunky” Burrow of Odessa; two daughters:  Mary Faith Marie Lawrence of Monahans and Britney Fowler of Odessa; sister:  Lisa Marie Fowler and partner Brittany Wilson of Odessa; brother:  Adrian "Bubba" Lacross and wife Lisa of Odessa; step-sister:  Crystal Hunter of Odessa; nieces:  Britney Fowler and Christina Hunter; and nephew:  Tyler Whitney; numerous adopted nieces and nephews; and her “Baby”, her service cat:  Lillie.

Her mother:  Mary Seagraves Lawrence and brother:  Justin Seagraves, precede her in death.

Memorial services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 4:00 PM Tuesday, September 18, 2012, Bro. Dewey Blevins officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

Lorenzo A. Holguin, Jr.

Lorenzo A. Holguin, Jr., age 61, of Ft. Worth, TX, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2012, at North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills.  He was born in Marfa, TX on November 18, 1950 to Lorenzo Sr. and Jane Holguin. He worked as a cook.

He is preceded in death by his first wife: Annabelle; parents:  Lorenzo and Jane Holguin; and one sister:  Esther Gonzales

He is survived by his wife:  Brenda Holguin of Ft. Worth; four daughters:  Irma Holguin, Rebecca Holguin, and Michelle Andrade, all of Odessa, and Melissa Delgado of Mesquite, two sons:  Charlie Holguin and David Holguin, both of Fort Worth; step children:  James and Rose; sister:  Gloria Cisneros of Odessa; brother:  Raul Holguin of Dallas; grandchildren that Lorenzo raised as his own children:  Jennifer Maltez, Jessica Maltez, Fabio Antonio Maltez and Nathan Holguin, all of Ft. Worth; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.      

Graveside services will be at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 18, 2012, Gloria Cisneros officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his only son, so that whosoever believeth in Him shall have everlasting life.”

Johnny Urquidez

Juan Manuel “Johnny” Urquidez, age 70, of Odessa, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2012, at Hospice House in Odessa.  He was born in Alpine on June 10, 1942.  He was a jockey and a member of the Catholic Church.

He is survived by two sons:  Johnny Urquidez of Crane and Tony Urquidez of Seguin; five sisters:  Hortencia Gutierrez of Crane, Mercy Aguilar of Corpus Christi, Anita Fuentez of Alpine, Marlene Carrasco of Odessa, and Rosie "Skie" Molinar of San Antonio; two brothers:  Refugio Urquidez of Ingleside, and Tony Urquidez of Odessa; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father:  Manuel Urquidez; mother and step dad:  Lillie and Frederico Molinar; wife:  Francis Urquidez; and one sister:  Angie Quintella.

Rosary will be said at 7:00 PM Thursday evening, September 20, 2012 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine.  Funeral mass will be at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Friday, September 21, 2012.  Interment will follow at Holy Angels Cemetery in Alpine.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.   

Raul Saldana, Jr.

Raul Saldana, Jr. rejoined the angels on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Odessa Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Odessa on September 14, 2012, the son of Raul Saldana, Sr. and Kristy Delgado of Odessa.  He was borrowed from Heaven for 2 days.

He is also survived by his paternal grandparents:  Jesus Saldana of Andrews and Claudia Saldana of Weatherford; maternal grandparents:  Enrique and Minnie Delgado of Odessa; two sisters:  Jeazel Analiz Saldana and Juliana Saldana, both of Odessa; and aunts and uncles:  Lizbeth and Ricardo Salazar, Adaly Saldana, Natalie Saldana, Clarissa Delgado, Ricky Delgado, and Jonathan Hernandez.

Graveside services will be 9:00 am Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Bro. Phillip Maruquin.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W University Blvd. Odessa, TX. 

Dennis Lee “Pete” Joiner

Dennis Lee “Pete” Joiner, age 62, of Midland, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2012 in Midland.  He was born in Lamesa, Texas on August 11, 1950 to the late Willie and Lucy (Sanford) Joiner.  He worked as a cook.

He is survived by his son:  Chief Electrician US Navy, Charles Lamont Comer of San Diego, CA; sister:  Mary A. Johnson of Odessa; two grandchildren:  Charles Comer, Jr. and Tashay Comer and one great-grandson:  Kiki.

In addition to his parents, his brother:  Floyd Joiner, precedes him in death.

A wake will be held in honor of his memory on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 

Rebeca Samaniego Ybarra

Rebeca Samaniego Ybarra, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at her Odessa residence.  She was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on July 18, 2012.  She was a homemaker. 

She is survived by two sons:  Jesus Ybarra of Odessa and Fulgencio Ybarra of Chihuahua, Mexico; four daughters:  Gloria Estrada of Odessa, Bertha Ybarra of Chihuahua, Mexico, Sylvia Luna of Crystal City, and Martha Ybarra of Odessa; two brothers; two sisters; twenty grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. 

Her parents:  Carlos and Heriberta Samaniego and husband: Fulgencio Ybarra, precede her in death. 

Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, September 20, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Frank Chavez.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa.

Ramon H. Sigala

Ramon H. Sigala, age 52, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at Hospice House in Odessa. He was born August 31, 1960 in Juarez, Mexico.  He was a construction foreman.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years:  Juana Sigala of Odessa; mother:  Rafaela Sigala of Odessa; daughter:  Ivonne Sigala of Odessa; sons:  Juan Sigala and wife Elizabeth and Erick Sigala and wife Tifani Yancey, all of Odessa; sisters:  Reyna Dominguez of Odessa, Placida Davis of Barron, Wis., Cathy Holguin of Liberal, KS, Patty Venegas and Ana Sigala, both of Las Vegas, Nev. , Susie Garcia of El Paso, and Lupe Sigala of Odessa; brothers:  Juan Sigala of Barron, Wis. and Eduardo Sigala of Las Vegas, Nev.;  and nine  grandchildren.    

His father:  Jose Sigala and brother:  Francisco Sigala, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at Romans 8:1 Pentecostal Church at 614 W. Ada in Odessa at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 22, 2012, Pastor David Campos, Sr. officiating.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

 

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