Obituaries 2012

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Dale Connally

Kenneth Dale “Dale” Connally, age 55, of Odessa, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at his residence.  He was born in Junction City, Kansas on March 1, 1957 to James Madison and Betina (Hechtel) Connally.  He married Lupe Flores in Abilene on March 10, 1978.  He was a construction worker.

Family was very important to Dale and he was known to say that “family should always stick together.”  He was a devoted Grandpa to his grandbabies.  Dale was careful to be sure that his wife and kids would be well cared for before he went to be with his Lord. He will be dearly missed.  

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Lupe (Flores) Connally of Odessa; son:  James Connally and wife Camillia of Odessa; seven daughters:  Becky Connally of Dallas, Rudi Rodriguez and husband Felix of Abilene, Renee Caldwell of Odessa, Natalie Lassiter and husband Kevin of Odessa, Andrea Connally of Abilene, Hawley Shores of Odessa and Julia Connally of Odessa; three sisters:  Genie Connally of Delaware, Sharron Moore of Abilene, and Diane Connally of Delaware; as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; and many friends.  He is also survived by his beloved Chihuahuas. 

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

JoAngel Carrasco

JoAngel Carrasco, infant son of Joel Carrasco and Amanda Manes, of Odessa, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital. 

He is survived by his parents; two sisters:  Paige Manes and Brianna Carrasco; three brothers:  Joel Carrasco, Isiaih Carrasco, and Johnny Carrasco; paternal grandparents:  Joel Carrasco Sr. and Maggie Carrasco; maternal grandparents:  Debbie Wedgeworth and Allen Manes, all of Odessa.

Graveside services will be at Ector County Cemetery at 9:00 AM Monday, May 14, 2012, Pastor Brian Serrano 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. 

Tony Allen Morrell

Tony Allen Morrell, age 53, of Odessa, Texas, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Big Spring, TX on August 15, 1958 to Henry Lee Morrell and Roxie Dean (Wright) Morrell.  He was a US Army veteran. 

Tony loved animals, especially his dogs.  He was a hard worker, doing odd jobs and always willing to pitch in when needed.  His hobbies included building model cars and ships in a bottle, watching Monday night wrestling, and traveling.  He was also a classic car buff. Tony was stubborn, but loving, and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his father:  Henry Morrell; daughter:  Michelle Allen of Odessa; step-daughter:  Misty Williams of Odessa; son:  Matthew Morrell; two sisters:  Honey and Traci, both of Texas; brothers:  Jimmy, David, and Ricky of Odessa and Lee and Matt of Arkansas; and four grandchildren:  Samantha Morrell, Aerin Ellison, Drake Ellison, and Harley Allen; and one great-grandchild:  Deedria Poe; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends.

His mother, Roxie Thrush, precedes him in death.

Memorial services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 15, 2012, Pastor Brian Serrano officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, and condolences may be sent to the family online at acreswestfuneral.com.

Chance Raymond

Russell Chance Raymond, of Odessa, was called unexpectedly Home with the Lord after a tragic car accident in West Odessa.  He was born in Odessa on May 2, 1994 and had just celebrated his 18th birthday.  He had been a student at Big Spring High School. 

Chance was a very independent, strong willed person who was meticulous about his appearance.  He enjoyed working with his dad and began working on his own (mowing lawns) at a young age, earning his own money and buying his own clothes.  Chance was a shoe fanatic and also loved his Dickie shorts and t shirts.  His favorite color was baby blue.  He was giving and caring and always put other’s needs before his own.  His greatest desire was to be with his mom and be a part of her life. Chance enjoyed being with his family, working, and spending time with his friends.  He loved music and loved to party.  He bought a go cart that he thought was good when he bought it.  He worked on it for years and finally gave up and sold it.

Those left to cherish his memory are his father:  Russell Raymond Jr. and wife Rea Walton-Raymond of Big Spring; mother:  Loraine Renee Chance Raymond and husband Michael Fitzgerald of Odessa; paternal grandmother:  Barbara Bryant of Big Spring; maternal grandmother:  Mary Frances Chance of Odessa; two sisters:  Ka Shell Raymond of Odessa and Shaylee Raymond of Big Spring; step sister:  Briana Walton; step-brothers: Casey Brackett and Darrion Moore; nieces:  Andrea Nicole Renee Raymond and Nevaeh Lynn Marie Raymond, both of Big Spring and Zia La Sha Raymond of Odessa; uncles:  Richard Salgado, Jose Garcia and wife Lori, Doug Petree, Benjamin Salgado, and Mike Garcia, all of Odessa and Henry Raymond of Big Spring; aunts:  Darlene Poe and husband Rod and Dara Moore, and Ester Garcia Hernandez all of Odessa, Tina Raymond and husband Brandon Reed of Cleburne and Misty Twilligear of Big Spring; and cousins: Justin, Dustin, and Paige Raymond, all of Big Spring.

His paternal grandfather:  Russell Raymond, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be 6:00 pm Friday, May 18, 2012, officiated by Pastor Cliff DeArmond at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Danielle Moore

Gae-Linda Ann Danielle Moore, age 18, of Odessa, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 in Odessa. She was born in Odessa on February 21, 1994 to John Henry Raymond and Dara Moore.

Danielle loved her Lord.  She was a great friend to everyone, but was always picking on her fiancé, Jonathan.  She was very unselfish and always stuck up for her friends and family and would fight anyone no matter how big they were.  Danielle was an outgoing girl who loved jewelry, mirrors, posing for pictures and a 3 hour shower.  She liked to watch “Grey’s Anatomy” and sing and was always in control of the radio.  Danielle enjoyed all genres of music.  One of her talents was the ability to make everyone laugh.  She often went to work with her Mommy at OC and had a blast spoiling the babies.  Danielle was close to her brothers.  If she was cooking and Joseph was coming by, she always had a plate ready for him without him even asking.  She enjoyed old cars, eating green enchiladas, and bragged to Dustin about lunch at Rosa’s.  When they were little, she stabbed Dustin with a fork, but really adored him!  Dara (her Mommy) and Danielle baby talked to each other.  She and Jonathan were experts at making midnight runs to WalMart. Her favorite saying was, “Whatever”.  

Those left to cherish Danielle’s love and memory are her Fiancé: Jonathan Mendoza of Odessa; Mother: Dara Moore of Odessa; Fathers: Henry Raymond and wife Misty Twilligear of  Big Spring, Buddy Pilkington and wife Shan of Odessa, J.T. Arnold of Odessa; Maternal Grandparents: Veneda Moore and husband Richard Lerma of San Angelo; Maternal Great Grandmother: Pauline Griffin of Stratford , Texas; Paternal Grandparents: Tama Pilkington and husband Larry Reich of Kermit, Henry Charles Pilkington Sr. and wife Beverly of Cullman AL., Barbara Bryant of Big Spring, Fay Hudson of Odessa; Three Brothers: Joseph Moore of Odessa, Dustin Raymond and Justin Raymond of Big Spring; Four Sisters: Paige Raymond of Big Spring, Olivia Mata, Brittany Pilkington and Jaqui Pilkington of Odessa; Step-Sister:  Shayann Haulk of Odessa; Uncles: Vance Moore and Tony Hudson of Odessa, Russell Raymond of Big Spring; Aunts: Robin Reeves of Bandera, Christine Moore, Alice Arnold, Dee Dee Arnold, Dorothy Hudson, Sandra Hudson, Linda Arnold , Brenda Lee, Renee Chance Raymond, Tina Raymond and husband Brandon Reed, and Darlene Poe and husband Rod all of Odessa.

Preceded in death by: (PaPa) Fred Moore and Grandfather: Russell Raymond, Sr.

Funeral Services will be 6:00 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Cliff DeArmond. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Ariana Marie Nabarrette

Ariana Marie Nabarrette, age 16, of Odessa, passed from this life on Friday evening, May 11, 2012 after a tragic car accident in West Odessa.  She was a borrowed angel who came to Odessa on March 18, 1996, born to Leon Nabarrette and Priscilla (Renteria) Nabarrette. 

Ariana was a freshman at Richard Milburn Academy and was very proud of her schooling.  She was looking forward to graduating.  She was a very warm hearted person who would lend a hand to anyone.  She was out going and a very good friend who could always make everyone laugh.  She loved music and enjoyed playing with her puppy.

Those left to cherish her memory are her mother:  Priscilla Nabarrette; father:  Leon Nabarrette; paternal grandparents:  Gloria and Felipe Nabarrette; maternal grandmother:  Teresa Renteria; three brothers:  Leon Jr., Gabriel, and Joseph Nabarrette; aunts:  Sandra Renteria, Lucy Garcia and husband Ruben; uncles:  Jaime Alvarez and wife Angie, Jesse Renteria, and Paul Nabarrette, all of Odessa.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Graveside services are 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Daniel Smelser.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com

We little knew that morning, that God was going to call your name.  In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same.  It broke our hearts to lose you.  You did not go alone.  For a part of us went with you the day God called you home.  You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always by our side.  Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same.  But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. 

Danny Dorsett

Danny Dorsett, 70, of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012, while celebrating his 44th anniversary in Paris, France, with the love of his life, Betty Dorsett.

Known by many as the “Jerky Man," he worked most of his life in the oilfield as a truck driver. Danny was quick to smile, loved to laugh, and never knew a stranger.

He is survived by his wife:  Betty; daughters:  Tammy Joy and husband Ron of Leander, TX and Peggy Johns and husband Steven of Schertz, TX; his grandchildren:  Kerini Joy, Kara Joy, Hunter Johns, and Hali Johns; his siblings: Betty Butts, and Kenneth Dorsett,  both from Odessa; and twenty nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Gladys and M.H. Dorsett, and his son, John Dorsett.

Visitation will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 7- 9pm. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 2 pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends and family please consider making a love offering to his widow, Betty Dorsett, to cover Danny’s medical and funeral expenses. 

Isabel Ramos Langford

Isabel Ramos Langford, of Odessa, died at home on Monday, May 14, 2012.  She was 68. Isabel was born October 6, 1943 in Alpine to Elena and Herminio Ramos.   She met the love of her life Phillip Charles in Alpine, Texas at a restaurant where they fell madly in love and were married on January 9, 1965.

Although Isabel was very opinionated she was a very good friend to all those she knew and loved. Her friends loved her in return. She loved to cook. Her devotion to her husband and parents was foremost.  Her faith was very important to her.

Survivors include two sisters: Mary V. Robledo of Mountain View, California and Joanne Hullum of Olden; two brothers: H.B. Ramos, Jr. and Ernesto Ramos of Pipe Creek; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Isabel was preceded in death by her loving husband: Phillip Charles Langford; her parents; and sisters: Cecilia Ramirez, Elena Hernandez, Aida Rodriguez and Pilar Cañas; brother: Alberto Ramos.

A memorial service will be held for Isabel Ramos Langford and her sister Pilar Ramos Cañas, who passed away on April 22, 2012. Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Isabel’s memory to the Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord at 1603 N. Grandview Ave. Odessa, Texas 79761. 

Alonzo Orozco Armendariz

Alonzo Orozco Armendariz, age 54, of Odessa, was called to his Heavenly Home on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.  He was born in Artesia, NM on October 29, 1957 to Juanita Orozco Armendariz and the late Enrique Armendariz.  He graduated OHS in 1976 and went on to own and operate his own business, Armendariz Enterprises.  Alonzo married Valerie Husband in Odessa on February 25, 1999 and they enjoyed 13 years together. 

Alonzo was a devoted husband and loving father.  He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic church, and was a Christian example to his own children as well as to many other Odessa children.  He taught CCD classes and held healing services for multiple families.  A very peaceful man, Alonzo never cursed or raised his voice.  He was a light to all who knew him and everyone loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Valerie Armendariz; his mother:  Juanita O. Armendariz; son:  Luis A. Armendariz; and daughter:  Lizet Armendariz; all of Odessa; four brothers:  Hugo Armendariz of Odessa, Jaime Armendariz of Odessa, Juan Pedro Armendariz of Lubbock, and Lucio Armendariz of Odessa; three sisters:  Monica Phillips of Colorado, Luiza McDougall of Connecticut, and Roxann Armendariz of Odessa; and three grandchildren.

Rosary will be at 7:30 pm Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Odessa at 9:00 am Friday, May 18, 2012, officiated by Father Arturo Pestin.  Interment will follow at the Redford Cemetery in Redford, TX.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Clyde Lee Yancey

Clyde Lee Yancey, age 64, of Odessa, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Great Bend, Kansas on September 17, 1947 to Lee H. Yancey and Virginia (Miles) Yancey.  He was a machinist in the oil field.  He was a US Navy veteran.

He is survived by his brother:  Alan Yancey of Odessa, and sister:  Kathie McQueen of Odessa.

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

Felix Garcia

Filigonio “Felix” Garcia, Jr., age 54, of Odessa, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Edinburg, TX on June 16, 1957 to Filigonio Garcia, Sr. and Maria Arevalo Alday.  Gamboa Grocery store in Coyanosa was his first job, where he worked as a butcher.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Maria (Velazquez) Garcia of Odessa; four sons:  Christopher Garcia of Illinois, Andrew Cornish and Jamie Tarango, both of Odessa and Albert Tarango of Andrews; three daughters:  Angela Rodriguez and Diana Tarango, both of Odessa, and Rosemary Garcia of Morton; four sisters:  Maria Polanco and husband Raymond, Maria Gilmore, Amalia “Mel” Carrasco and husband Jesse, and Yolanda Chavez and husband Phillip all of Odessa; two brothers:  Alex Alday and wife Claudia of Weatherford and Johnny Alday of Odessa; sixteen grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Felix was preceded in death by his father:  Filigonio Garcia Sr., mother:  Maria Alday, and his sister:  Sandra Alday.

Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm Sunday evening at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral mass will be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Monday, May 21, 2012, Father Arturo Pestin officiating.  Interment will be at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Stacey Minear

Phillip “Stacey” Minear, age 52, of Midland, passed from this life on Thursday May 17, 2012 at Midland Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Midland on March 4, 1960 to Billie (Brown) Minear and the late Phillip Minear.  Stacey worked as a crane operator on the wind farms.  He was Baptist.

Stacey enjoyed the outside, working in his garden, fishing, and hanging out in the great outdoors.  He loved to wheel and deal and was an avid garage saler.  He was a free spirit who marched to the beat of his own drums and was carving out his own niche in this life.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter:  Misty Minear of Odessa; sons:  Devin Minear, Jonathan Minear, and Jordan Minear, all of Odessa; mother:  Billie Minear of Colorado City, TX; girlfriend and caregiver:  Heidi Kator of Midland; two brothers:  Randall Minear of Odessa and Tommy Manus of Midland; two sisters:  Darlene Theobald of Midland and Becky Graham of Colorado City; and four grandchildren:  Melinda, Nathan, Wyatt, and Macie.

Stacey’s life will be remembered in a private gathering of family and close friends.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Florentino Sanchez Pando

Florentino Sanchez Pando, age 86, of Odessa, Texas, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas.  He was born in Barranco Azul, Mexico on June 20, 1925 to the late David and Cruz (Sanchez) Pando.  He married Maria Socorro Ornelas in Ojinaga on November 9, 1990.  He was self employed in the construction business.   

He is survived by his wife:  Maria Socorro Ornelas-Chaparro Pando of Odessa; one daughter:  Elizama Melendez of Midland; seven sons:  Maurilio Pando of Odessa, Raul Pando and Hector Pando, both of Pecos, Eleazar Pando of Hobbs, NM, Ramiro Pando of Pecos, and Rogelio Pando and Abraham Pando, both of Odessa; two sisters:  Longina Molina of Chihuahua, MX and Gracia Carrasco of San Antonio; one brother:  Pascasio Pando of Lovington, NM; twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, Florentino is preceded in death by two sons:  Florentino Jr. and Rodrigo Pando.

Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 5:00 pm Sunday, May 20, 2012, Pastor Benjamin Bracamontes officiating.  A second service will be at Primer Asamblea Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesus, 5533 W. Mapp Street on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 11:00 am.  Interment will be 1:00 pm Tuesday at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.   Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

Don Robert Love

Don Robert Love, born November 5, 1946 in Odessa, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 20, 2012.  He was the only child of R. M. Love and Fannye Love, who preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by his son, Tracy.

Survivors include the love of his life, his wife:  Judy, whom he cherished; his children:  Tiffani and Torrey of Granger, Texas and Todd Love of Odessa, Texas.  He also had twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Don attended Bonham Jr. High and graduated from Permian High School.  He attended college at North Texas.  He was a proud member of the Odessa Country Club and this was where he won 4 Quarter Century golf tournaments.  He loved sports and was an all around athlete at Bonham Jr. High.  He also participated in baseball, football, fishing, hunting, breaking horses, and racing dirt bikes.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Odessa Country Club, #1 Fairway Drive, Odessa, TX, officiated by John Van Hoose.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Memorial donations in Don’s name may be made to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin c/o Development Office, 4901 E. University Blvd, Odessa, TX 79762. 

Jimmy Don “Jim” Linsley

Jimmy Don “Jim” Linsley, age 57, of Odessa, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.  He was born in Haskell, Texas on July 3, 1954 to the late Elliot and Vera (Hunt) Linsley.  He was raised as a boy in Aspermont.  Later his family moved to Girvin and he graduated from McCamey High School.  Jim had lived in Odessa since 1995.  He worked all of his life in the oilfield and was currently a petroleum consultant. 

Jim was a proud Texan.  He was a big fan of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys.  He enjoyed the outdoors - fishing and BBQ-ing.  He also collected guns. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter:  Stacey Silva and husband Rod of Weston, FL; sons:  Jimmy Don Linsley II and Joel Huey Linsley, both of Odessa; two brothers:  Jerald Linsley of Houston and Jack Linsley of Pennsylvania; sister:  Janice Poorman of Houston; two grandsons; Anthony and Nathaniel Silva; and his “grandpuppy”, Smokie.

In addition to his parents, one brother:  Jeff Linsley, and one sister:  Jean Linsley, precede Jim in death.

Memorial services are scheduled for 4:00 pm Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

 

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