Obituaries 2013

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Feleica Dale Sims Jeffers

Feleica Dale Sims Jeffers, age 51, of Odessa, went to be with the Lord at 1:15 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2013.  She was born in Odessa on October 31, 1961 to Johnny and Karen Dale (Ross) Sims. 

Feleica had a free spirit and a heart of gold.  She wrote the most beautiful poems that spoke to the heart and would make anyone smile.  Feleica had an amazing voice and loved to sing.  She believed that although God made all kinds of people, He did make them all and they deserved respect regardless of the choices we made. She wrote in her diary that although she had regrets while she was living, she tried hard to make amends and wanted her children, family and friends to know she loved them all.  She never carried a grudge.  Feleica loved her Lord and Savior and had repented for all of her sins. 

She was preceded to her heavenly home by her parents:  Johnny and Karen Sims and sister:  Teresa Sims Steffey.

Feleica is survived by her sisters:  Leisa Sims Farris of Odessa and Brenda Sims Bailey of Aransas Pass; four children:  daughter - Lenna Jonette Hamilton of Odessa and sons – John Michael Roy Leathers of Ft. Worth, Donnie Lee Leathers of Midland and David James Lambert of Odessa; a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog, Freddie.  We also wish to recognize the love of her life:  Joel Chaney.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Friday, March 22, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Cecil R. Kelley.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

A special recognition by Brandy Delaney to Feleica’s sisters, Brenda Bailey and Leisa Sims Farris, who have always been there for her.  They were her best friends.  Leisa never left her side during her final hours, holding her in her arms until our sweet Savior took her in His. Feleica and Brenda were so close that Feleica called her “Mama”.  These sisters were rebels that held strong no matter how hard life got, but they knew that if it weren't  for the Lord they would not have had strength at all.

Rest in Peace, Feleica.  See you in Heaven our lovely sister.

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Kevin Cardona

Kevin Cardona, age 18, of Amarillo, TX, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Borger.  He was born in El Paso, TX on October 13, 1994.  He worked as a dishwasher.

Kevin is survived by his mother and step-father:  Aimehed Cardona Zuchil and Juan Zuchil of Amarillo; dad:  Rene Cardona of Odessa; maternal grandparents:  Rachel and Ed Dominguez of Borger; wife:  Hailey Martinez of Borger; daughter:  Genesis Alejandra Cardona of Borger; four brothers:  Ryan Cardona, Jacob Cardona, Justin Cardona, and Josh Cardona, all of Amarillo; and two sisters:  Hannah Nabarete and husband Edgar and Aemee Zuchil, all of Amarillo.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Friday, March 22, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Humberto Porras.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Antonio Garcia Montañez

Antonio Garcia Montañez, age 67, of Pecos, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Pecos County Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Pecos on October 28, 1945 to Manuel and Ysara (Garcia) Montañez.  He worked in the oilfield as a seismologist.

He is survived by his son:  Tony Montañez Jr. and wife Griselda of Pecos; daughter:  Betsy Natividad of Kermit; and one sister:  Gloria Montañez of Albuquerque, NM.

Memorial services will be 3:00 pm Friday, March 22, 2013 at Peaceful Garden Funeral Home of Pecos, followed by interment at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa, and Peaceful Garden Funeral Home of Pecos.

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Enedina Champion “Ann” Alvarez

Enedina Champion “Ann” Alvarez, age 77, of Balmorhea, Texas, passed from this life on Monday, March 18, 2013 at Reeves County Memorial Hospital in Pecos.  She was born in Cotton Center, TX on May 5, 1935.  She was a retired self-employed upholsterer and a Catholic.

Enedina loved to cook and was a social person.  She was a dependable hard working person, who would give the shirt off of her back to help others.  Enedina was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her son:  Gilbert Alvarez of Midland; daughters:  Rosie Alvarez and Mary Alvarez, both of Balmorhea and Gloria Chastain of Augusta, GA and Betty Jo Bertsch of Martinez, GA; two brothers:  Jimmy Champion of Cotton Center and Johnny Champion of Hale Center; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at Rose Hill Section of Ector County Cemetery at 10:00 AM Thursday, March 28, 2013, Fr. Joe Uecker officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

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Jesse Sugunfen

Jesse Sugunfen, age 64, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at his home.  He was born on Yap Island in Micronesia on October 24, 1948 to Meeyog and Carmen Tiningmow.  He was a worker at Gattiland and a Catholic.

He is survived by his two daughters:  Rosa Salas of Odessa and Rose Noboliy of Guam; four sons:  Joseph Meeyog, Peter Sugoy, Peter Gufeymaw and Chris Sugunfen, all of Odessa; three sisters:  Teresa Tamag, Margarita Rigoogag and Natalia Falruw, all of Micronesia; two brothers:  John Gatamngin of Saipan and Jessie Sugoy of Micronesia; twenty-one grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  

Funeral service will be at St Mary's Catholic Church at 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Father Santiago Udayar officiating.  Interment will be at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

 
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Molly Ann Bowen

On the first day of spring, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Molly Ann Bowen, age 68, of Odessa, passed away at the residence of her daughter with loved ones present.  She was born June 13, 1944 to the late Benjamin Wesley Griffin and Annie Lee (Davis) Griffin in Kermit.  She was raised in Kermit, moving away in 1964.  She worked as a waitress.

Molly was a people person, full of life and adventure.  She was spirited and spontaneous.  It was not unusual for her to take in complete strangers or to take off on a spur of the moment road trip.  A hard worker, she often held down multiple jobs.  Molly was good with her hands and enjoyed embroidery as well as having a special talent for repairs. 

Those left to cherish her memory are two sons:  Michael Wesley Griffin of Odessa and James Ray Bowen of Houston; three daughters:  Christina Dianne Lynch of Odessa, Chandra Eileen Carpan and Catherine Suzanne Morgan, both of Houston; one sister:  Elizabeth Cobb of Lubbock; and twelve grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers:  W.L. Griffin, James Griffin, and Grady Griffin; and one sister:  Bennie Hughes.

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

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Roque “Rocky” Rodriquez, Jr.

Roque “Rocky” Rodriquez, Jr., age 38, of Odessa passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013 in California. He was born on November 30, 1974 to Roque Rodriquez, Sr. and Stella (Verdoza) Tavarez in Artesia, NM.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother: Stella “India” Tavarez of Odessa; son: Christian Vasilarios Rodriquez of Denver, CO; brothers: Carlos Tavarez, Pedro Tavarez, and Rosalio Tavarez, all of Odessa, Gerardo Tavarez of Ojinaga, Chih, Mex.; sisters: Vanessa Rodriquez and Bianca Marquez Jaramillo, both of Weslaco.

He was preceded in death by his father:  Roque Rodriquez, Sr. and his brother:  Reid Rodriquez.

Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday, April 12, 2013 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX. 

James T. Pilkington

James Travis Pilkington, age 49, of Kermit, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  He was born in Kermit on November 8, 1963 to James A. Pilkington and Billie (Macion) Pilkington.  He graduated from Wink High School and was a member of the Church of God.  He was a convenience store clerk.

James was a loving husband and father who liked to drink Dr. Pepper and loved his wife’s homemade chicken and rice.  A practical joker, he loved to surprise you.  He was fond of animals and music.  One of his favorite artists was Cher; and he and Helen had even dressed up as Sonny and Cher for a Christmas banquet one year, singing “I Got You Babe.”  He enjoyed watching “Trick My Ride” and “Black Gold” on television.

He is survived by his wife:  Helen (Gray) Pilkington of Kermit; parents:  James and Billie Pilkington of Alabama; one daughter:  Robin Gray of Kermit; son: Robert Koerner of Kermit; brother:  Johnny Pilkington of Ohio; sister:  Cindy Pilkington of Karnes City; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services are schedule at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Church of God in Kermit, officiated by Bro. Eddie Whitefield.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Sofia Hernandez Urquidi 
Sofia H. Urquidi, age 60, of Odessa went to the Loving Arms of Jesus on Friday, March 22, 2013. She was born on March 21, 1953 to Eulojio and Rosa (Valenzuela) Hernandez in El Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico.

A devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister, Sofia was a very caring person who loved her grandkids and was the best grandma any kid could have. Her door was open to all and always gave great advice when asked. She was a devout christian and a member of Igelsia de Dios Vivo and was very active in her church.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband: Efrain Urquidi; sons: Orlando Urquidi, Eddie Urquidi and Sammy Urquidi; brothers: Baudilio Hernandez, Eulojio Hernandez, Jr., Emilio Hernandez and Arnaldo Hernandez; sisters: Paula Pantoja , Anaelia Ortiz, Juaneta Ramos, and Araseli Hernandez and six grandchildren.

Sofia was preceded in death by her mother, Rosa Hernandez and brother, Arnol Hernandez.

A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Igelsia del Dios Vivo, 6841 W. Dunn in Odessa. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Igelsia del Dios Vivo with Bro. Emilio Hernandez officiating. Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences may be sent to the family online at acreswestfuneral.com 

 

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Elsa Diaz Pompa

Elsa Diaz Pompa, age 56, of Odessa, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Hospice House in Odessa.  She was born in Rocheachic, Chihuahua, Mexico on February 18, 1957 to the late Gaudencio and Julia (Pompa) Diaz.  She was a homemaker and a Christian.

She is survived by two daughters:  Janet Guzman and husband Miguel of Odessa and Valeria Estrada and husband Juventino of Odessa; brother:  Lorenzo Diaz of Elida, New Mexico; two sisters:  Juliana Diaz and Rebeca Diaz, both of Chihuahua, Mexico; and five grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son:  Dario Rascon, and her sister:  Nora Diaz.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am MST at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Portales, NM, officiated by Father James McGowan and Deacon Roberto Herrera.  Interment will follow at Elida Cemetery in Elida, New Mexico.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa, TX.

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Jonathan Daniel Valle

Jonathan Daniel Valle, age 21, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013, at his home in Odessa.  He was born in Monahans on May 10, 1991.  He married Yamilka “Miko” Madrazo in Odessa on March 26, 2011.  He was Catholic and a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

Jonathan was the son of Daniel Valle of Odessa and Kelli Marie Brackin of Dallas.  He is also survived by his wife:  Yamilka "Miko" Valle and son:  Nehemiah Valle, both of Odessa; paternal grandparents:  Paul and Lupe Valle of Odessa; maternal grandmother:  Cecelia Primera of Monahans; paternal great-grandparents:  Guadalupe and Maria Valenzuela of Monahans; maternal great-grandparents:  Cristina and Pascual Primera of Monahans; two brothers:  Brandon Valle and Nathan Valle, both of Andrews, Texas; sisters-in-law:  Yarenee Covarrubias and Angela Madrazo, both of Odessa; as well as numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.      

Rosary will be said Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm.  Funeral Mass will be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church at 10:00 am Monday, April 1, 2013, Fr. Joe Uecker officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

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Sylvia Ann Adcock

Sylvia Ann Adcock, age 65, of Odessa, died Monday, March 25, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Shiner, TX on June 24, 1947 to the late Lowell L. “Red” Calhoun and Ernestine L. (Kuhn) Calhoun.  She worked as a secretary for the world famous Chuck Wagon Gang.  Sylvia was kind hearted, loving, woman who loved her family with all of her being.  

She was also preceded in death by beloved husband: Oran “Dewaine” Adcock brother:  Mike Calhoun; and sister:  Cheryl Calhoun.

She is survived by her children:  Patrick Bryant of Odessa and Richard Adcock and wife Carrol of Odessa, Melissa Irvin of Odessa and Cheyann Pye of Ft. Worth; and sister: Cathleen Schroeter and husband Lelan of Victoria; six grandchildren:  Jusin and Will Adcock, Bryan Bryant and Brazos Brown, Colton B. Pye, and Alexandria Pye and one great-granddaughter:  Kendra May Bryant.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa and condolences may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sylvia’s name may be made to the Cancer Charity Gifts of Hope or to the Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang, Inc. PO Box 334, Odessa, TX 79760.

 


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