Obituaries 2012

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Alejandro “Alex” Thurman Olivas

Alejandro “Alex” Thurman Olivas, age 16, of Lamont, Oklahoma passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at his residence in Oklahoma. He was born in Odessa, Texas on April 9, 1996 to Ildefonso Olivas and Michelle Thurman. Alex was a student at Deer Creek Lamont High School.  

Alex was very athletic. He enjoyed football, basketball, fishing and video games. He was very mature for his age and very loving. He was great with kids. He read to pre-K kids at the elementary school. Alex had many, many friends. He was a joker, very calm and mellow but energetic and would argue with a fence post (which made him a great debater). Alex loved his family and friends and they loved him in return. He will be missed.  

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his parents: Ildefonso Olivas of Lamont, Oklahoma and Michelle Thurman of Granbury; maternal grandparent: Linda Thurman of Granbury, Texas; paternal grandparents: Pedro and Manuela Olivas of Odessa; paternal great grandparent: Epifanio Romero of Odessa; brother: Olmedo Olivas of Granbury, Texas; sisters: Breann Olivas of Waco, Texas and Amber Mariah Thi Le of Granbury, Texas; paternal aunts: Mireya Fierro, Alicia Olivas, Vivianna Olivas all of Odessa; paternal uncle: Pedro Olivas, Jr. of Odessa; maternal aunts: Barbara Wood of Arlington, Texas, Shawna Walker of College Station, Texas, Tina Flanigan of Madisonville, Texas; paternal uncle: Matthew Thurman of Granbury, Texas; and numerous cousins.  

Rosary will be 7:00pm, Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass will be 10:00 am, Friday, November 30, 2012 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (2633 Conover Ave, Odessa, TX 79763), officiated by Father Arturo Pestin. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden in Ector County Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Parish Hall of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church immediately following the graveside service.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX 79764. 

Enedina Castillo Fuentes
Enedina Castillo Fuentes, 78, of Odessa died November 26, 2012. She was born December 19, 1933 in Ignacio, Zaragoza, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Adelaido and Manuela (Favela) Castillo. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her Husband: Cesario Fuentes of Odessa; Sons: Jose Alfredo Fuentes of Phoenix, Arizona, Jesus Ramon Fuentes of Greeley, Colorado, Oscar Victor Fuentes of El Paso, Texas and Manuel Antonio Fuentes of Odessa; Daughter: Maria Sofia Fuentes of Pancho Villa, Mexico; Sisters: Guadalupe Varela of Ignacio Zaragoza, Chihuahua, Mexico and Elva Lujan of Las Vegas, Nevada; 17 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren and 10 Great Great Grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by four brothers: Adelaido Castillo, Ernesto Castillo, Fernando Castillo, and Enrique Castillo; and two sisters: Isidora Flores and Irma Chaparro.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in Mexico. Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa and La Paz Funeral Home in El Paso, Texas

Rhonda Yvonne Morris

Rhonda Yvonne Morris, 54, of Odessa passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012 at her residence in Odessa. She was born in Odessa on October 30, 1958 to John Henry and Durlene Barnett Morris.  Rhonda graduated from Odessa High School in 1977.  She went to work at El Farmer for 24 years and left to work at Baker Hughes until she became disabled.

Rhonda loved her Lord and couldn’t wait to be called home so that she could see her “Dur” again.  She had a heart of gold and was one of the most giving people you would ever know.  If someone was in need, she was there and did all that she could.  Rhonda had no children of her own, but loved every child she came in contact with.  Rhonda was very creative.  She could decorate anything and make it look good.  She loved writing and kept extensive journals. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her brothers: John Morris and Dale Morris both of Odessa; Sister: Carol Hull of Odessa. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Rhonda is preceded in death by her parents: John and Darlene Morris

Graveside Service will be 2:00 pm Monday, December 3, 2012, at Sunset Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel .

Priscilla Ann Nelson

Priscilla Ann Nelson, age 71, of Odessa, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born in Corpus Christi, TX on January 18, 1941 to the late Paul Moxley Hickam and Ara Lee (Davis) Hickam.  She was a retired LVN and nursing home administrator.

Priscilla was a skilled seamstress.  She loved to crochet, embroider, and sew.  She used to make dozens and dozens of Barbie doll dresses for her daughters and granddaughters.  An artistic person, she enjoyed painting with oils and acrylics as well.  She did not have much time, however, to spend on her hobbies.  Priscilla came directly from college to a job as director of nursing.  Her work at the nursing home kept her busy sixteen hours a day.

She is survived by her son:  Paul L. Nelson and wife Elizabeth “Beth” of Topeka, KS; daughters:  LaFonda Fletcher and husband Keith of Blanchard, OK and DeAnna Giesick of Odessa; sister:  Kay Scroggins and husband Budd of Odessa; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Andrews Old Cemetery, officiated by Brother John Snider.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W University Blvd. Odessa, TX.

Anthony Steven Ruiz
Anthony Steven Ruiz, 30, of Odessa passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Kermit, Texas on March 1, 1982 to Tony Ruiz and Eva (Dunivan) Smith. Anthony worked as a roughneck in the oilfield.

Anthony was a very outgoing person who enjoyed playing baseball and football.  He dreamed of being a surfer/daredevil and was a movie buff. He was a hard worker, free loving, had a big heart and was there for anyone who needed help. When you had troubles, Anthony was always someone you could share your thoughts with and he always had respect for what you had to say. No one knew this better than his best friend and brother, Adam. He was respectful to his elders and loved to give hugs. Anthony loved his family and was a fantastic Uncle. Anthony you will be missed by all.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his mother: Eva Smith and husband Warren Smith of Abilene; Brothers: Adam Ruiz and wife LaDona of Odessa and Allen Ruiz of Oak Harbor, Washington; Sisters: Samantha Stout of Dallas, Mikki Dwyer of Midland and Elizabeth Lapole of Abilene; Aunts: Stacey Dunivan and Wendy Petty both of Pecos; Uncle: Billy Dunivan and wife Lynn of Odessa; Cousins: Coley Brantley and Andrew Dunivan and numerous other cousins.

Anthony is preceded in death by his Father: Tony, Grandmother:  Becky, Great-Grandmother:  G.G. and Aunt Barb.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Tuesday evening, December 4, 2012 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Mike Dawdy. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please help family with funeral expenses by donating to a funeral fund account set up with Citi Bank. Account # 0330197968.
 
Kenneth Preston Blue
Kenneth Preston Blue
Kenneth Preston Blue, 75, of Odessa passed away on December 2, 2012. He was born June 2, 1937 in Pampa, Texas to Carl and Mary Blue. Kenneth was a machinist in the oilfield.

Survivors are his sons: Carl Andrew Blue of Corpus Christi and Johnny Blue of San Francisco, California; Daughter: Carla Blue of Odessa; Brother: Clifton Blue of Rossville, Georgia; Sister: Glenda Wright of Westminster, California; and three Grandchildren.

His parents and wife, Jeannie Blue, preceded him in death.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Tommy Skelton

Tommy Skelton, 47, of Odessa passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012 in Odessa.  He was born in Dallas, Texas on March 26, 1965 to Thomas and Claire Skelton.

Tommy was a wonderful son. He had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.  Tommy loved going to the lake; riding his jet ski and fishing with his daughters.  He was big into motorcycles and racing cars at Penwell. Tommy owned some of the fastest cars in Odessa, but never got a speeding ticket.  You would always find him wearing his black cowboy hat.  He loved his cowboy hat but above all Tommy loved his family.  He especially enjoyed playing softball with is nieces. He had a great love for all kids, and he loved his nieces and nephews just like his own children. Charles, his brother-in-law, looked to him as a brother. Tommy, you will be missed by all. He was called home doing what he loved most, riding dirt bikes with Tracy his best friend and brother-in-law.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his parents: Claire and Thomas Skelton of Odessa; Daughters: Amber Skelton of Collinsville, Texas and Emily Skelton of Sadler, Texas; Step daughters: Josie Daley of Odessa and Hanna Daley of Denison, Texas; Sisters: Debbie Cernoch and husband Charles of Odessa and Patty Barnhart and husband Kevin of Odessa; Brother in Law: Tracy Roupp of Odessa.

Tommy is preceded in death by his sister: Kathy Lynn Roupp

A private Memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences may be sent to the family online at acreswestfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tommy’s memory to the American Cancer Society 2304 West Wadley Ave., Midland, Texas 79705 or Lupus Foundation of America 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036.

Sammy Flax
S. D. “Sammy” Flax, Jr.

S. D. “Sammy” Flax, Jr., age 54, of Bryan, TX, ascended into the arms of Our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at his residence.  He was born in Odessa on December 19, 1957 to Lilar Lucille (Proctor) Flax and the late S. D. Flax, Sr.  He was a member of the Pentecostal Church and was very faithful.  He loved the Lord and devoted much time to prayer.

Family was very important to Sammy.  He loved his sisters and was very close to his brothers.  He was the favorite uncle to all of his nieces and nephews.  Sammy was also known as “Bug” and “Samwell” – only sometimes as “S. D. Jr.”.  He enjoyed fishing and playing dominos and “tried to” dance.  Sammy was the comedian of the family and loved to make everyone laugh.  He especially enjoyed sitting down with others for a good visit.  His favorite saying was, “It’s a beautiful thing.”

Those left to cherish his memory are wife:  Sherry Flax of Odessa; daughter:  Andrea Smith of Odessa; son:  Fabian Flax of Round Rock; his mother:  Lilar Lucille Flax of Odessa; three brothers:  Edward Flax and wife Betty of Pearland, Larry Flax of Odessa, and Randy Flax and wife Sarah of Bryan; seven sisters:  Gloria Beck of Flower Mound, TX, Irish Flax, Mary Nelms and husband Morris, and Donna Cole and husband James, all of Odessa, Sandra Toliver and husband Charles of College Station, Marilyn Medlock and husband Carl of Odessa, and Pamela Flax of The Colony; two grandchildren:  A'Lasia Smith and Ja'Schawn Smith; aunt:  Hester Johnson of Odessa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his father, Sammy is reunited in Heaven with his daughter: Schawntyvia.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Greater St. John’s Baptist Church, 212 S. Muskingum, Odessa, officiated by Rev. E. J. Miller and Rev. Donald Everett.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Canuto Tarango
Canuto Davila Tarango

Canuto Davila Tarango, 61, of Odessa, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012. He was born on July 21, 1951 in Stanton, Texas, to Manuel Tarango and Adela Davila Tarango.  He was a machinist and a Christian.

He is survived by his wife:  Virginia (Paz) Tarango of Odessa; three sons:  Canuto Jason Tarango, Christopher Xavier Tarango and Mari Juano Tarango all of Odessa; two daughters:  Melinda Sanchez and Delila Tarango, both of Odessa; one brother; two sisters; and eleven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one son; Elithaniel Tarango.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Monday, December 10, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bro. Larry Hood.  Burial will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W University Blvd. Odessa, TX.

Rosalind Marsha Kinney

Rosalind Marsha Kinney, 69, of Odessa, died Thursday, December 6, 2012, at her home in Odessa. She was born October 01, 1943, in Topeka, Kansas to the late Valentine and Virginia (Greybeal) Arrizzia . She was a waitress.

She is survived by her sons: Matthew Kinney of Temple, Joseph Kinney of Saint Regis, Montana, Billy Kinney and Judson Kinney of Odessa; daughters, Leannah Sowell of Carthage and Sharon Nevil of Mt. Enterprise; twenty-two grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband:  Bill Lindon Kinney.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel 8115 W. University, Odessa Texas 79764.


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