Obituaries 2013

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M Ortiz
Maria Rosa Leyva Ortiz

Maria Rosa Leyva Ortiz, age 77, of Odessa, passed away from this life and into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at her home.  She was born in Chupadero de Lares, Chihuahua, Mexico on October 10, 1935 to the late Guillermo and Paula (Guevara) Leyva.  She was a homemaker, loving wife and mother to ten children.  She was Catholic.

Maria Rosa was a very hard worker.  On their ranch in Delicias, she did much of the ranch work and cooking, on top of running a small grocery store.  In 1988, they moved to Presidio, where she obtained her citizenship.  She remained in Presidio until her husband’s death in 2011, then came to be with her children in Odessa. 

Those left to cherish her memory and carry on her legacy of love are nine sons:  Juan Manuel Ortiz of Puebla, Mexico, Jose Luis Ortiz, Eusebio Ortiz, Eduardo Ortiz, David Ortiz, Miguel Angel Ortiz, and Ricardo Ortiz, all of Odessa, Jorge Ortiz of Garden City, KS, and Alfonso Ortiz of Honduras; daughter: Alma Rosa Ortiz Chavez of Odessa; brothers:  Wilfredro Leyva of Ojinaga, MX, Enrique Leyva of Presidio, and Jose Leyva of Odessa; thirty-one grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and three great-grandbabies on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband:  Eusebio Rey “Chevo” Ortiz; brothers:  Alvaro Leyva, Reymundo Leyva, Federico Leyva, and Juan Manuel Leyva; and sister:  Araceli Leyva.

Rosary will be said Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 pm Friday, March 8, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Patrick Akponobong.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery – where she will be laid to rest with her husband.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Maria Rosa Leyva Ortiz, 77 anos, de Odessa, Falleció en esta vida y en los brazos amorosos de su Señor y Salvador el Martes cinco de Marzo 2013 en su hojar. Ella nació Octubre 10 de 1935 en Chupadero de Lares, Chihuahua, México, Hija del Señor Guillermo y Paula (Guevara) Leyva. Ella era de devoción Católica, ama de casa, esposa amada, y Buena madre con sus diez hijos.

Maria Rosa era una mujer muy trabajadora. Ella trabajo duramente en su rancho en Delicias, México. También era buena cocinera, y también atendía a un pequeño comercio. En 1988, Ella y su querido esposo se transladaron a Presidio, donde recibió su ciudadanía. Ella vivió en Presidio hasta el año 2011 en que falleció su esposo, y se movió para Odessa para estar cerca de sus hijos.

Sus familia que aun vive para recordarla y seguir su legado de amor son nueve hijos: Juan Manuel Ortiz de Puebla, México, Jose Luis Ortiz, Eusebio Ortiz, Eduardo Ortiz, David Ortiz, Miguel Angel Ortiz, y Ricardo Ortiz, de Odessa, Jorge Ortiz de Garden City, KS y Alfonso Ortiz de Honduras. Y una Hija; Alma Rosa Ortiz Chavez de Odessa. Hermanos; Wilfredo Leyva de Ojinaga Mexico, Enrique Leyva de Presidio, Jose Leyva de Odessa; 31 nietos, 14 bisnietos, y 3 bisnietos que están por nacer.

Ella se reunirá con sus padres, esposo: Eusebio Rey “Chevo” Ortiz; Hermanos: Alvaro Leyva, Reymundo Leyva, Federico Leyva, Juan Manuel Leyva y Hermana Araceli Leyva.

La Misa en su honor se oficiara en la Iglesia St. Joseph Catholic Church el viernes Marzo 8, 2013 a las dos de la tarde, oficiada por el Padre Patrick Akponobong. Terminado la Misa se le dará santa sepultura en Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetary donde la sepultaran al lado de su esposo. Todos los arreglos y cuidados están a cargo de Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Gracias a todos por su apoyo moral y sus muestras de cariño de parte de la familia.

F Loftin
Floyd Lee Loftin

Floyd Lee Loftin, age 67, of Odessa, passed away on Thursday, March 07, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Cameron, TX on June 9, 1945 to the late Arlie James Loftin and Lille Mae (Nelson) Loftin.  He was a US Navy Veteran and worked for the media in newspaper circulation.

Floyd was one of the most honest and selfless men you would ever have had the privilege to meet.  His family was his world and his grandchildren were his breath. 

He is survived by his sons:  Brian Loftin and wife Christina of Midland and Richard Earl Loftin; three sisters:  Patsy Mulkey and husband Charles of Odessa and Johnnie Whitaker and Linda Butler, both of Cameron; and three grandchildren:  Kaleigh Loftin, Justin Loftin, and Nicholas Silvertooth.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers:  W.J. “Jake” Loftin, Charles Ray Loftin, and Robert Earl Loftin; and one sister:  Bonnie Phillips.

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

D Madrid
Delma Fuentes Madrid

Delma Fuentes Madrid, 41, of Midland passed away on March 5, 2013 in Midland. She was born on May 7, 1971 to Alvaro Fuentes and Maria (Navarrete) Fuentes in Pecos, Texas. She was a member of Fairview Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Delma was a happy go – lucky, friendly person with a big heart. Delma was a 1990 graduate of Midland Lee High School. She started her career as a teacher’s assistant at Bunch Early Childhood Center for 12 years.  She attended Midland College where she earned her teaching certificate.   She was also a skilled waitress and even welded at a machine shop (Dean’s Machines).  Delma also worked as a vet tech and had plans to return to school to become a veterinarian.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons: Emilio Madrid III and Matthew (Mateo) Madrid; daughter: Marianna Madrid; Parents: Maria and Alvaro Fuentes, all of Odessa; grandmother:  Ausencia Fuentes of Pecos, Texas; brothers: Alvaro Fuentes and wife Larissa, Miguel Fuentes and girlfriend Julie Thompson, all of Midland.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents: Josefina Espinoza Navarrete and Socorro Navarrete; paternal grandfather: Miguel Fuentes.         

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 pm Sunday evening, March 10, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by David Baca.  A tribute service will be 12 Noon Monday, March 11, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa. Interment will follow on Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. Arrangements are entrusted Acres West Funeral Chapel 8115 W University Blvd. Odessa, Texas 79764.

Clinton Noble, IV

Clinton Noble, IV age 77, of Odessa passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Odessa at Medical Center Hospital. He was born to the late Clinton Noble III and Elsie (Hammonds) Noble on July 10, 1935 in Longview, Texas.  He served in the U.S Air Force and was a drafting engineer in the oilfield. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Elizabeth Noble  of Odessa; sons: Darren Whitehead and wife Renee of Fort Worth, Terry Noble and wife Janet of Dallas; daughters: Mari Ann Condron and husband Ray of Houston, Elizabeth Morris of Grand Prairie, Mona Tharp and husband Don of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Allie Parvel and husband Florin of Katy, Texas, Angela Noble and husband Randy Stratton, Madaleine  Alexander and husband Tom all of Odessa, Pam Brown of Arkansas; 16 Grandchildren and 23 Great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Phyllis Walker; two brothers: Louis Murphy and Don Murphy.

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

I Gidcumb
Ida Renois Gidcumb

Ida Renois Gidcumb, age 95, of Odessa, passed from this life on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Hunt County, TX to the late John Columbus Frasier and Mankie (Richey) Frasier.  She married Samuel Aldred Gidcumb in Odessa on August 10, 1935.  Together they raised three children and were separated by his death in 1987 after 52 years together.  She was a member of River of Hope Christian Fellowship. 

Ida enjoyed going to the Senior Center and playing bingo.  She was a very encouraging person who always put others first.  She was the epitome of unconditional love.  Ida was a creative lady who wrote poetry.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons:  John Gidcumb and wife Jaylene of Tonto Basin, AZ and Gary Gidcumb of Odessa; daughter:  Edith Phillips of Odessa; seven grandchildren:  Sharon, Darlene, Karen, David, Steven, Paul, and Craig; fourteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Monday, March 11, 2013 at River of Hope Christian Fellowship, 3601 N. Dixie Blvd. Odessa, officiated by Pastor Renee Phillips.  Graveside services will be 3:30 pm Monday at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, Texas.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX.

 

A Hughes  ACHughes
Audrey Lucille (Conner) Hughes

Audrey Lucille (Conner) Hughes, 78, of Bastrop, passed away March 7, 2013 in Kyle, Texas.

Visitation will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 4 pm - 6 pm. Graveside services will be held at Ector County Cemetery, Peaceful Gardens on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10am with Rev. Larry Hood officiating.

Audrey was born in Conneration, Pennsylvania to Harvey and Edith Conner on September 4, 1934. She was primarily raised and educated in Saltsburg, PA. She spent much of her career managing and operating her family’s business, Hughes Meter & Supply in Sundown, Texas where her children were raised and educated.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Fred Conner and Ed Conner. 

Audrey is survived by her brother, Claude Conner of Odessa, husband J.D. Hughes of Bastrop, son Ron Lee and wife Stella of Odessa, son Richard Lee and wife Chon of Midland, daughter Sherry Hughes Wherry of San Antonio, son Eric Hughes and wife Rene of Odessa, and daughter Reba Hughes Griffith and husband Duane  of Bastrop. Audrey was the proud grandmother of fourteen grandchildren, Freddy and Devon Subia; Brandon Lee; Tyler, J.D., and Madeline Wherry; Chad, Nikki, and Erica Hughes; Jamie Terry, Blaine Griffith, Shane Griffith, Amy Graves, and Cody Griffith; and seven great-grandchildren.

Audrey enjoyed traveling with her husband, going to Las Vegas, and loved Hank Williams and country music. She was quick to help others and had a heart of gold.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 
Clinton Noble, IV

Clinton Noble, IV age 77, of Odessa died Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Odessa at Medical Center Hospital. He was born to the late Clinton Noble III and Elsie (Hammonds) Noble on July 10, 1935 in Longview, Texas.  He served in the U.S Air Force and was a drafting engineer in the oilfield. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Elizabeth Noble  of Odessa; sons: Darren Whitehead and wife Renee of Fort Worth, Terry Noble and wife Janet of Dallas; daughters: Mari Ann Condron and husband Ray of Houston, Elizabeth Morris of Grand Prairie, Mona Tharp and husband Don of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Allie Parvel and husband Florin of Katy, Texas, Angela Noble and husband Randy Stratton, Madaleine  Alexander and husband Tom all of Odessa, Pam Brown of Arkansas; 16 Grandchildren and 23 Great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Phyllis Walker; two brothers: Louis Murphy and Don Murphy.

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

H Martin
Herschell Edward “H. E.” or “Mutt” Martin

Herschell Edward “Mutt” Martin, 76, of Odessa, Texas passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013 in Andrews, Texas. Mr. Martin was born on October 2, 1936 to Isaiah David (Jack) Martin and Wavis Christine Bragg Martin. His family moved to Hobbs, New Mexico when he was an infant. He graduated from Hobbs High School in 1954. He entered the U.S. Army in December of 1957 in Lovington, New Mexico. Having served in Germany, Korea and Japan he was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal in December of 1959 at Fort Lewis, Wa. He worked in Indonesia, Singapore, Alaska and retired from Brown and Root in LaPorte, Tx where he moved to Odessa upon his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Jackie Nelson and Wanda Murrell; one brother: Billy Martin.

He is survived by two sons: Troy Ian Martin of Round Rock and Brady Lee Martin of West Lake, California; two grandsons: Sean Martin and Chase Martin both of Round Rock, Texas; one granddaughter: Kirby Martin of West Lake, Ca.; one nephew: Randy May of Austin. Per his request no services are planned and after cremation his ashes will be scattered at his old home place in Hobbs, NM. Arrangements are by Acres West Funeral Chapel 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, Texas 79764.

D Contreras
Diana Guzman Contreras

Diana Guzman Contreras, 40, of Odessa passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013 in Odessa. She was born on October 8, 1972 to Ruben Guzman and Irene Deanda in Pecos, Texas. She was a member of Iglesia Apostólica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús.

Diana was a loving mother and caring sister who was funny and always happy. She enjoyed reading the Bible and was very much involved in her church. The remainder of her time was devoted to her beloved family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: Francisco Contreras; daughters: Casandra Contreras and Susie Contreras; mother:  Irene Deanda; brother: Ruben Guzman; and sisters: Becky Guzman, Maricela Guzman, and Yvette Lopez, all of Odessa.

She was preceded in death by her father and maternal grandmother: Maria Garcia.

A prayer service is scheduled at 6 pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Iglesia Apostólica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús. Funeral services will also be at Iglesia Apostólica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús at 10 am, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, officiated by Pastor Arturo Bustamante. Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

B Sutton
William Paul “Bill” Sutton

William Paul “Bill” Sutton, age 68, of Odessa, died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Crane Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Crane, TX.  He was born in Yuba City, CA on August 28, 1944 to the late Thomas Paul Sutton and Elizabeth Gene (Van Winkle) Sutton.  He was a mechanic and machinist.  He was a US Army Veteran.

Bill was a man’s man who loved women, smoking, drinking, and fishing.

He is survived by one son:  Dan Nastansky of Odessa; daughters:  Suzan Darlene Sutton of San Francisco, CA and Crystal Rene Biles of Odessa; brother:  Jerry Sutton of Odessa; two sisters:  Gloria Edmiscon of Coleman and Shirley Barrett of Lucerne, CA; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 6:00 pm Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Acres Wes t Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Jess Little.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences may be sent to the family online at acreswestfuneral.com.


 

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