|Remedios “Coyote” Soto|
Remedios “Coyote” Soto, 65, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012 at Hospice House in Odessa. He was born in Ejido Emilio Carranza, Mexico to Antonio and Maria Soto. He married his loving wife, San Juana Avila Soto, on October 29, 1970 in Wauseon, Ohio. He was Catholic.
Remedios had a passion for many things like fishing, hunting, working on vehicles, gardening and especially cooking. He had a great love for animals, but above all animals he loved his dogs. His children and grandchildren were truly loved and adored. Remedios never turned his back on anyone who needed help. He was a great man who will be truly missed but now he is in heaven with the family members who he has for some time longed to see. Although he was a loving father and wonderful husband, he could be tough and often expressed his concerns for us by yelling. “So Dad, keep on yelling because we will know you’re watching over us all.”
Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: San Juana Avila Soto of Odessa; sons: Remedios Soto, Jr. of Odessa, Ronnie Soto of Hobbs, NM, and Wesley Brown of Wauseon, Ohio; daughter: Kendra Lynn Soto of Odessa; brother: Guadalupe Soto of Mexico; sisters: Eva Ramirez of Seminole, Delia Verdugo of Deming, NM and Francisca Olivas of Juarez, Mexico; fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Remedios is preceded in death by his parents: Antonio Soto and Maria Castillo Soto; sisters: Manuela Soto and Soledad Soto; and one son: Ryan Lee Soto
Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Joe Uecker. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Terri Diane Qualls|
Terri Diane (Hughes) Qualls, age 51, of Odessa, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Hospice House of Odessa. She was born in Lubbock, TX on June 25, 1960 to Bob Hughes and Diane (Fuller) Strickland. Terri married Mike Qualls in Lubbock on June 5, 1981. Last summer they celebrated 30 years together.
Terri worked for twelve years as a technician for Dr. Howard. She had a personal relationship and walk with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was an awesome prayer warrior. Terri was a Godly woman who was outgoing and friendly and loved to laugh. She brought joy to every person she came into contact with and was fun to be around. Terri was the biggest blessing to those who were lucky enough to have her touch their lives. She enjoyed taking funny pictures and loved her Starbucks.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: Mike Qualls of Odessa; two daughters: Brandi Qualls of Lubbock, and Courtney Qualls of Odessa; one son: Corey Qualls of Odessa; her father: Bob Hughes of Marble Falls; mother: Diane Strickland of Lubbock; two sisters: Robbie Pearson of Artesia, NM and Tanya Crump of Lubbock; brother: Ronnie Hughes of Lubbock; one half sister: Bobbie Jo Robinson of Condon, MT and eight grandchildren: Caleb, Kierstin, Carston, Jace, Destini, Brandon, David Jr., and Kynsleigh (who is on her way). Terri will be forever missed, until we see her again.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday night, April 22, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Services in celebration of Terri’s life will be 1:00 pm on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at Odessa Christian Faith Center on 89th and Andrews Highway, officiated by Pastor Don Caywood. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Abigail Milagros Rodriguez|
Baby Abigail Milagros Rodriguez, an infant, returned to Jesus' arms on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital after four precious hours of life. She was the daughter of Rigoberto and Jessica (Smith) Rodriguez of Odessa.
She is also survived by her paternal grandfather: Rodrigo Rodriguez of Odessa.
Rosary will be said for the family at 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.
Funeral services will be 9:00 am Friday, April 20, 2012 at Acres
West 24 Hour Chapel, officiated by Pastor Brian Serrano.
Burial will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County
|Angelica S. Bustamante|
Angelica S. Bustamante, 87, of Presidio, died Monday, April 23, 2012 in El Paso, TX. She was born October 1, 1924 in El Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico to Cayetano and Micaela Saénz, who preceded her in death. She was Catholic, a member of St. Teresa de Jesus Catholic Church of Presidio and was a Cursillista.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters: Romelia Ornelas and husband Pilar of Odessa, Enoe Bustamante of Juarez, MX, Elsa Gonzalez and husband Pedro of El Paso, TX; sons: Guadalupe Bustamante and wife Janet of Ojinaga, CH, MX and Sergio Bustamante and wife Josie of Odessa; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 2:00 pm Friday, April 27, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Odessa, officiated by Father Joe Uecker. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Travis Lee Hart|
On April 24, 2012, Travis Lee Hart, 69, of Midland Texas, closed his eyes in peace and went to see his Jesus leaving behind a hole in our hearts that will never again be filled by a twinkle in his eye, his old fashioned redneck humor and his never dying love for his family and grandchildren. He was born to Arvin and Lillian Dovie Hart on August 24, 1942 in Big Spring, Texas.
Travis grew up in Big Spring and learned hard work at an early age. He briefly owned his own business, Harts Body & Wrecking Yard. He also drove a cement truck for Clyde MacMahon of Big Spring, drove a wrecker for the City of Big Spring, hauled cotton seed for John Birdwell and crushed cars for Eddie Cole of Big Spring. In his last years before retirement, he was shop foreman for J&S Electric and shuffled cars for Hertz Rental.
He met his soul mate and wife Shirley in Lubbock in 1974. They were married on June 9, 1978. He had a great love for the Lord and was an ordained deacon for Ranchland Heights Baptist Church for many years. Travis also taught the adult Sunday school class. The Lord always came first then his wife, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the most important people in his life. He enjoyed spending time with them on his family outings. Hunting and fishing were also a favorite pass time.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Hart of Midland, Texas; Six Children: Wesley Robert Hart and wife Patty of Mabank, Texas, Melissa Adams and husband Don of Big Spring, Texas, Vonda Kepple of Midland, Texas, Vetta Gamble of Odessa, Texas, Yelisa Smith and husband Paul of Brady, Texas, and Jack Fennell of Midland, Texas; Three Brothers: Clifford Hart and wife Joetta of Big Spring, Texas, Cecil Hart and wife LaRue of Odessa, Texas, Carl Hart and wife Gwen of Big Spring, Texas; Three Sisters: Peggy Pachall and husband Jackie ( Lewis ) of Brownwood, Texas, Freida Chapman and husband Reverend Clydel of Odessa, Texas, Janie Beth Shiver and husband Howard of Big Spring, Texas; 22 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Travis is preceded in death by his parents: Arvin and Lillian Dovie Hart; his son Terry Lee Hart who was married to Terri Lynn Boyett; two siblings: Betty Fern Van Allen and LaNelle Parks.
The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 27, 2012 at College Baptist Church in Big Spring officiated by Pastor Carl Anderson and assisted by Pastor Lucian Rudd. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Coahoma City Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Joe Alan Chambers|
Joe Alan Chambers, 52, of Odessa, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Odessa to Pete and Barbara Chambers. Joe married his lovely wife Laurie Kevil on September 6, 1991. He spent most of his adult life as an electrician working all over the United States.
Joe was a loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle. He was an awesome friend and teacher. Joe believed that if you were going to do something you should do it right the first time. He was never afraid to speak his mind and tell it like it was “or at least how it should be!” and was always active in Scouts as an adult leader and loved going on campouts with the boys. Joe made it through some of the hardest trials a man can face in life and the people who knew and loved him know his stubbornness and willingness to persevere is what made him the person we all love so much. Joe loved and enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles, going to the races and NASCAR. He came to know the Lord as his personal Savior three years ago and was baptized August 23, 2009. Joe is at home with the Lord walking by his side now. We all love him and find comfort knowing he is watching over us all.
Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Laurie Chambers of Odessa; Parents: Pete and Barbara Chambers of Odessa; daughters: Cindy Chambers of San Antonio and Stacy Allen of Lubbock; sons: Joe Craig Beck of Odessa, Christopher Beck of Lubbock; brother: Mike Chambers of Austin; sisters: Dana Mosley of Gardendale and Lisa Chambers Smith of Midland; and eleven grandchildren.
Joe is preceded in death by his grandparents and one niece: Rebecca Chambers
Memorial Services will be held 6:00 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the garden at his parent’s home located at 6978 N. Carter Ave. in Odessa officiated by Chaplain Abraham Langston. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Bobbye Jo Robinson
Bobbye Jo Robinson, age 80, of Odessa, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital. She was born February 25, 1932 in Haskell, TX. She was a restaurant owner and a Baptist.
Bobbye loved the outdoors; fishing, camping, and enjoying the flowers and playing with her dogs. She was a people person who liked to cook and entertain. She had won the famous Terlingua Chili Cook-Off in 1976. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her daughter: Rhonda O'Neil of Odessa; son: Robert Scott of Austin; sister: Leta Richardson of Midland; and three grandchildren: Ryan Scott of Odessa, Andy Scott and Kylie Scott, both of Austin, TX.
Her parents: Tom and Willie Robinson, and her brother: Tommy Robinson, precede her in death.
Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 pm Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bro. Wayne Shelton. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.
|Pauline Fern Fellers|
Pauline Fern (Terrell) Fellers, age 86, of Odessa, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Buena Vida Nursing Home in Odessa. She was born in Phoenix, AZ on June 15, 1925. She was a homemaker and family always came first for her. Second to her family, but also part of the family, were her pets.
Pauline enjoyed sewing and playing dominoes. She was also a Permian football fan.
She is survived by her husband: Sanford Douglas Fellers of Odessa; two daughters: Sandra Stanley and husband Marvin and Linda Dorsett and husband Kenneth, all of Odessa; two sons: Marvin "Butch" Lamb and wife Helen of Odessa and Dennis Leroy Lamb and wife LouAnn of Anahuac, TX; one brother: Gene Terrell and wife Arlie of Glendale, Ariz.; sister-in-law: Gwen Terrell of El Paso; fourteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Mark Henry Terrell and Lena Mae (Griffith) Terrell; son: Randy Brown; daughter: Phyllis Jones; and her brother: Marvin Terrell.
Graveside service will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens at 10:00 AM Thursday, May 3, 2012, Bro. Terry Wright officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.
|Doris Virginia Rickard|
Doris Virginia (O’Dell) Rickard, age 64, of Odessa, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Regency Hospital of Odessa. She was born in Formosa, Arkansas on March 6, 1948 to Roy and Ider (Crawford) O’Dell. Doris married Joseph “Joe” Rickard in Odessa on December 17, 1972. She was a homemaker and a former member of Faith Church of the Nazarene.
Doris was a strong willed woman who could be stubborn and hard headed, but she loved with the same enthusiasm. She was close to her family and especially loved spoiling her grandbabies. Her favorite pastimes included travel, fishing, crossword puzzles, and painting t-shirts. She liked Indian culture and decorated her home with Native American décor. Doris was a big admirer of Elvis and Johnny Cash and thoroughly enjoyed their music.
Those left to cherish her love and memory are husband: Joe Rickard; daughter: Susie Chacon and husband David; son: Chuck O’Dell and wife Betty; two grandchildren: Callie Marsh and husband Randy and Mindy Chacon; three great-grandchildren: Chasey and Seth Marsh, Briana Levario, and one on the way, all of Odessa. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Doris is preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings: Roy Lee O’Dell, Harold O’Dell, Doyle O’Dell, and Geraldine O’Dell.
Funeral services are 10:00 am Friday, May 4, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bro. Barry Reiswig. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will include Randy Marsh, Jim Marsh, Chuck O’Dell, Codey Billingsley, Mike Nicely, and Arturo Levario. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Alfred David Lopez|
Alfred David Lopez, age 60, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Jacksonville. He was born in Austin on December 15, 1951 to Mena (Arredondo) Lopez and the late John Lopez. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Alfred worked in the automotive industry in sales and service. He was Catholic.
Al was an avid golfer and spent most of his free time on the golf course.
He is survived by his mother: Mena Lopez of Odessa; son: Alejandro Lopez of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter: Sabrina Elizabeth Lopez of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother: Jesus Lopez of Odessa; sister: Cynthia Korenko of Jamestown, Calif., and two grandchildren.
Graveside memorial services with military honors will be at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery at 10:00 AM Friday, May 25, 2012, Fr. Mark Woodruff officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.
Al, we will miss you dearly. God bless you and may you rest in peace.
|Norma Martina Sanchez|
Norma Martina Sanchez, age 46, of Delta, UT passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. She was born in Cendradillas, Durango, Mexico on May 31, 1965 to the late Angel Aguirre and Isabel (Arreola) Aguirre. She was a homemaker.
Those left to cherish her love and memory are her
husband: Isidoro Sanchez
of Delta, UT; mother:
Isabel Aguirre of Odessa; son:
Brayan Sanchez of Delta, UT; daughter:
Paola Sanchez of Delta, UT; two brothers:
Rafael Aguirre and wife Irma of Odessa and Jose Ramon Aguirre of
Parral, Chihuahua, MX; and two sisters:
Victoria Aguirre of Parral, MX and Elena Aguirre of Odessa.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Grandview Church of God, officiated by Bro. Chad Kirk. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Opal Mae Dorrell|
Opal Mae Dorrell, age 82, of Monahans passed from this life on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Hospice House of Odessa. She was one of three daughters of Raby Charles Swope and Mattie Mae Stapp Swope; born in San Angelo, TX on March 24, 1930. Opal married Kenneth Dorrell in Grandfalls, TX on December 23, 1944, beginning a journey together of almost 68 years.
Although Opal hated to travel, she did enjoy an occasional trip to Ruidoso Downs to enjoy the horse races. She also enjoyed square dancing and bowling with the Crane league. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: Kenneth Dorrell of Monahans; daughter: Maxie Ruth Langdon of Odessa; brother-in-laws: Gilbert Hughes of Tallahassee, FL. and Fred Lynch of Wichita Falls, Tx.; two grandchildren: James Byron( Jay) Kinsey of Odessa and Kenneth Daniel (Danny) Kinsey of Monahans; three great-grandchildren: Ashley Kinsey of Odessa, Kymberlin Kinsey of Iraan, and Randy Kinsey of Austin; and two great-great grandchildren: Christian Scott Kinsey and Daniel Alexander Kinsey, both of Austin; 3 nieces and 1 nephew.
Her parents, two sisters: Maxine Hughes and Ruth Lynch; and a nephew preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Monday, May 7, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University, in Odessa, officiated by Pastor Brian Serrano. Interment will follow at Monahans Memorial Cemetery in Monahans, TX. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Opal’s memory to The Hospice House of Odessa at 903 N. Sam Houston Odessa, Texas 79761.
|James Harold Brewer|
James Harold Brewer, age 66, of Odessa, passed from this life on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born on December 12, 1945 in Roswell, NM. He married Wanda Batson in Carlsbad, NM in 1966. He was a tool pusher and a driller and had worked in the oilfield all of his life, although he was also a jack-of-all trades.
James was a great cook and the kind of person who was always willing to feed and house anyone who needed a meal or a place to stay. He was tough, but tender with his family and loved spending time with them. He will be dearly missed.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son: Larry Brewer and wife Melissa of Odessa; daughter: Jamie Brewer of Purcell, OK; two brothers: George Bradford, Jr. and wife Glenda and Jerry McDaniel and wife Sendie, all of Odessa; four sisters: Ann Whittington and husband Ray of Artesia, NM, Mary Frances Chance of Odessa, Tina Hammond of Artesia, and Tammy Nelson and husband Jerry of Odessa; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mr. Brewer was preceded to his Heavenly home by his mother: Mary Ruth Knott; wife: Wanda Brewer; infant son: James Brewer, Jr.; son: Jimmy Brewer; and his brother: Donnie Bradford.
Funeral services will be 12 noon Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Fred Stern. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Susan Marie (Maupin) Ray|
Susan Marie (Maupin) Ray, age 47, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Hospice House of Odessa. She was born in Odessa on October 6, 1964 to William J. Maupin and the late Martha Leona (Sanders) Maupin. She married Hank Ray in Campti, Louisiana on June 16, 1996. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church.
Susan was a soldier at heart – strong willed and determined to overcome the odds. She had been in a 17 year struggle with Crohn’s disease. Many thought she would not make it 10 years, but God had other plans for her. Susan was an exceptional cook. She was a chef for Berlin’s Italian Cuisine and was a certified culinary arts major. She was very proud of her education and had over 12 years of college experience behind her. Susan was very big on family; she had a big heart and never allowed anyone to be left out. She enjoyed family reunions and bowling tournaments. We believe she was an angel sent from above and now she’s at home.
She is survived by her husband of almost 21 years: Hank Ray of Odessa; her father: William Maupin of Odessa; two daughters: Kimberly Seck and husband Nathaniel of Lansing, Mich. and Kristal Ray of Odessa; son: Shawn Ray and fiancée Jodee Porter of Odessa; adopted sons: Matthew Underwood and fiancée Brittney Pardue, Dakota Malik, and A.J. Muniz, all of Odessa; one sister: Loretta Lynn Maupin of Odessa; brother: William Mark Maupin and wife Denise of Odessa; her adopted granddaughter that she took in as her own: Emma Grace Bright; God son: Keith Leonard Ray Adams; numerous nieces and nephews – including Mark Maupin, Robert, Billy Jack “B.J.” and Brandon "Boo" Ray, Richard Roberts, Kathryn Davis, Tiffany and Travis Williamson, and Jackie, Jamie, and Jerry Hein; several aunts and uncles, as well as countless friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 5 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 10:00 AM Monday, May 14, 2012, Chaplain Larry Hood officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Felicia Ann Adams|
Felicia Ann Adams went to be with her Holy Redeemer May 8, 2012. Felicia was born to Kenneth and Katie Wheeler on September 20, 1961.
She survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Chris and Danielle Pittman; her lifelong partner: Kenneth Diamond; stepchildren: Teah and Marcos Zavala, Jennifer Diamond, Zack Brazell, Chris and Heather Diamond; her step grandchildren: Kristal, Marcos Jr, Jadon, Josh, Nicole, and Nicholas; her siblings: Brenda, Vicki, Cindy, and Matthew; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was the Dallas Cowboys #1 fan. She loved her cat Texas and her grand dogs Sammy, Lucy, and Pixie. She will be missed by many but we hold her memories in our hearts forever.
Betty Jean Robinson
On May 9, one day short of her 77th birthday, Betty Jean Robinson left this world to join our Heavenly Father, wrapped in love from her husband of 61 years, three generations of their descendants, extended family and countless friends. She was born on May 10, 1935 in a little town called Flora, Illinois, to Eva Elizabeth and Bert Roland Colclasure. She married her childhood sweetheart, Phillip Edward Robinson, on June 16, 1951 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Together they started a family and moved to Odessa, Texas to put down roots.
Betty made their house a home in the best sense of the word, which resulted in their home becoming the gathering place for all the neighborhood children, many of whom still stop by to visit when they’re in the area. She was a woman of many talents who loved to spend Saturday mornings searching for treasures at local yard sales while the rest of us just tried to keep up with her. Her busy hands painted, sewed, crafted, built, planted, cooked, baked, decorated, cared for and comforted those she loved her entire life. “Are you hungry?” were often the first words uttered when you walked in her door, and they meant hello, I’m glad to see you and I love you, all at the same time. She taught so many people about love and service by example and she will be greatly missed.
Betty was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Elizabeth Colclasure; her father, Bert Roland Colclasure; and her brother, William Harry Colclasure.
She is survived by her husband, Phillip Edward Robinson of Odessa; her daughters, Wendy Sue Barron and husband Doug of Clyde, TX, and Brenda Lee Myers and husband Tony of Odessa; grandsons: Phillip Scott Robinson and wife Tara of Midlothian, TX, 2LT Timothy Wayne Robinson and wife Summer of Burkburnette, TX, Austin Jarrett Barron of Clyde, TX, Jordan Reed Barron and wife Laken of Big Spring, TX; granddaughters: Julie Lynn Lynch and husband Jeff of Abilene, TX and Melissa Ann Moon and husband SGT Darrell Moon of Augusta, GA and 13 great-grandchildren: Ashley Elizabeth Roberts-Lynch, Jacob Logan Robinson, Alyssa Cheyenne Cates, Tristyn Nicole Robinson, Emily Paige Robinson, Chloe Marie Robinson, Samantha Katelyn Pointer-Moon, Auron Allan Moon, Xander Elias Moon, Drayden Tobias Moon, Audrey Leighann Robinson, Lily Ann Robinson, Ever Leigh Robinson, and #14 on the way.
Family visitation will be held Friday, May 11 from 6 PM to 9 PM at Acres West Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10AM Saturday, May 12 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.