Obituaries 2013

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Gary Owen Starnes

Gary Starnes went home to be with his Lord on July 17, 2013 in Odessa after a lengthy illness. Gary was born to Maynard Owen Starnes and Isabel O’Farrel Starnes in Midland, Texas. Gary was a member of Crossroads Fellowship Baptist Church.

Gary was a very hard worker. He had a great sense of humor. Gary was a sports fan, any sport, any team. His favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys.  They were considered cowboys when they were winning and the cowgirls when they were losing. Gary was also a race car fanatic. His favorite Nascar driver was Jimmie Johnson. Gary also enjoyed drag racing and his favorite drag racer was John Force.  Gary loved his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. He was a laid back family man and enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially Michael and Billye Smith. He was also good at fixing things with WD40 and Duct Tape. Gary was a Big Teddy Bear and a loving caring person at heart. He will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Dana Starnes of Odessa; father: M.O. Starnes of Odessa; two daughters: Celey Keene of Hobbs, NM and Tara Starnes of Odessa; one brother: Jesse Norman of Odessa and six grandchildren: Kaden Starnes, Haley Keene, Kyren Ross, Lyvani Ross, Kobe Ross and Chloe Keene; also many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Friday, July 19, 2013.

Graveside Services to be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, officiated by Pastor David Newton.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Special Thanks and Gratitude go out to Texas Oncology, Home Hospice, and Crossroads Fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to “The West Texas Gifts of Hope” P.O. Box 891, Odessa, Texas 79760. Please designate that your gift be used for the Odessa Hope House.

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Johnny Frank Janosik, Jr.

Johnny Frank Janosik, Jr., age 37, of Odessa, passed from this life on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at his home.  He was born in Odessa on August 8, 1975 to Patricia Jean (Thompson) Janosik and the late Johnny Frank Janosik, Sr.  He attended Odessa College and worked as an auto mechanic for 19 years.  He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

Johnny was a hard worker, a jack of all trades, who welded and worked with power tools for fun.  He hated wind because it would keep him from being able to work outside.  Although he was a meat and potato kind of guy, he enjoyed trying new foods and drinks.  He enjoyed target shooting and fishing.  Johnny was a good father and a loving son and husband, who was the family peacemaker and an honorable man.  He was always a very respectful person and was supportive of others.  A kid at heart, he loved to interact with children.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Sally Mariscal Janosik; mother:  Patricia Janosik; son:  Christopher Renteria; and daughter:  Allison Marie Janosik; all of Odessa.  He is also survived by one sister:  Michelle Long and husband Kevin of Irving, TX; six grandchildren; niece:  Elizabeth Witthuhn; and nephews:  Andrew Witthuhn and Max Long.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his son:  Paul Renteria and daughter:  Nicole Beth Janosik.

Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, at 3:00 pm Tuesday, July 23, 2013, officiated by Chaplain Larry Hood.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will include Kevin Long, Chris Janosik, Christopher Renteria, Gilbert Rodriguez, Oscar Mariscal and Mac Mariscal.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Ronald Mark “Ronny” Tucker

Ronald Mark “Ronny” Tucker, age 55, of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Seminole, TX on March 7, 1958 to Gloria (Pierson) Tucker and the late Mark Tucker.  He married Karen Kirchner in Odessa on September 16, 2001.  He was a welder for Oxy and a member of Life Change Baptist Church.

Ronny was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.  He liked anything that had to do with water however and usually ended up in the water instead of on the bank.  He also enjoyed riding Harleys and watching NASCAR and was a fan of golf, both playing himself and watching it on TV.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Karen “Sally” Tucker of Odessa; mother:  Gloria Tucker of Odessa; four sons:  Casey Tucker and wife Pamela, Dusty Tucker and wife Michele, and Skylar House and wife Wendy, all of Odessa, and Jeramy House and wife Erin of San Angelo; daughter:  Molly Whitten and husband Jake of Odessa; sisters:  Vonnie Walker and husband Ron of Dallas and Kelly Dorsey and husband Mike of Odessa; ten grandchildren:  Richard Tucker, Makenzie Marquez, Harley Tucker, Katelan House, Taylor House, Landon Whitten, Jayli Whitten, Cody Whitten, Brody Tucker, and Luke Tucker; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX on Wednesday, July 23, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Thursday, July 24, 2013 at Life Change Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Johnny Tomason.  Pallbearers will be Roger Bundick, Tommy Muncy, Terry Huggins, Jackie Roggee, Daniel Pierson and Steve Edwards.   Honorary pallbearer will be Shane Davison.  Graveside services will be at 3:00 pm at the South Gaines County Cemetery in Seminole, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Building Fund at Life Change Baptist Church.

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Robert R. “Bobby” Hightower

Robert R. “Bobby” Hightower, age 78, of Odessa, went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Henrietta, TX on December 2, 1934 to the late Leo Rollie Hightower and Maggie (Kemp) Hightower.  He was a retired machinist and a US Army Veteran. 

Bobby was an outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt.  Never idle, after his first retirement from the oilfield, Bobby owned and operated a shrimp boat in Port Aransas for about 10 years, then returned to Odessa and trained to be a machinist.  For their 50th anniversary, he and Ilene went on a cruise to Cozumel.  He loved to build and repair hot rods and always kept his yard immaculate.  If you called him at any given day or time, he would always say he was about to mow or water.  Bobby also enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and watching greyhound races. 

Those left to cherish his memory are son:  Earl Dewayne Hightower and wife Lena of Hobbs, NM; daughter:  Robin Paige and husband Dennis of Kissimmee, FL; sister:  Sandra Owens of Odessa; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He also leaves behind his little min-pin friend and companion, Pepper; nephew:  Darren Hightower; niece:  Deanna Crouch; favorite cousin:  Betty Bean of Wichita Falls; and brother through love:  Elmer Stearns of Odessa. 

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife:  Ilene Fay Hightower; his parents; an infant daughter:  Fonda Elaine Hightower; and two brothers:  Marvin and David Odell Hightower. 

Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Rose Hill section of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Chaplain Larry Hood.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

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Georgiann Moreau

Georgiann Moreau, age 83, of Odessa, passed from this life on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Deerings Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born in Maud, OK on July 17, 1930 to the late Orville and Roxie Lea (Moore) Johnson.  She was a retired bookkeeper.

Georgiann was an independent woman and a single mother, who worked hard and raised her four boys on her own.  Her boys and their families were her pride and joy.  After they were grown and on their own, she met Pete Moreau, the love of her life, in California, and they married in 1976.  He preceded her to their Heavenly Home in 1999.  Georgiann loved Colorado and the Hill Country of Texas, where she could go to see the bluebonnets in bloom.  She liked to garden and was always canning her peas. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her beloved sons:  Terry Sheehan and wife Gloria, David Sheehan and wife Debbie, and Greg Sheehan and wife Kim, all of Odessa and Randy Sheehan and wife Sharisa of Giddings, TX; her twin sister:  Marthann Duncan of Lubbock; and a legacy of fifteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services to honor her memory will be 10:30 am Friday, July 26, 2013 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church, officiated by Pastors Jeff Box and Mike Bartlett.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Irwin Charles “Chuck” Norbye

Irwin Charles “Chuck” Norbye, age 61, of Odessa, passed from this life on Monday, July 22, 2013 at his home.  He was born in Denver, CO on March 24, 1952 to Peder Johannes Norbye and the late Arlene Jeanette (Einertson) Norbye.  He was a supervisor and maintenance technician for several local businesses.  He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church and a US Navy Veteran.

Chuck loved to be around people.  Always a family man, being with family and friends was a high priority.  He had a great sense of humor, and even when feeling his worst, could always lighten the mood for the sake of his family.  Chuck was the strongest man you could ever meet.  A huge Jackalopes hockey fan, he was also involved with the Jr. Jackalopes.  Chuck was also an animal lover who had a way with any animal he came across.  As a youth, he participated in the FFA and even raised a winning steer.  He was always a strong supporter of his children’s 4H activities.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Janet (Williams) Norbye of Odessa; father :  Peder Norbye of Limon, CO; son:  Charles Norbye and wife Chelsea Rhoads of Odessa; daughters:  Rebecca Chelsye Williams of Wisconsin and Kya Andrea Norbye of Odessa; sisters:  Karen Eastin and husband Jerry of Holly, CO and Peggy Ashcraft and husband Rick of Limon, CO; four grandchildren; and friends too numerous to mention.

His mother:  Arlene Norbye; son:  Andy Norbye; and sister:  Anna Jeanette Norbye Dieckman, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa on Wednesday evening, July 24, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral services with military honors will be 10:00 am Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor John VanHoose.  Arrangements are entrusted with Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Harry Wayne Decker Jr.

Harry Wayne Decker Jr., 55, of Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013 in Odessa. Harry was born to Harry Wayne Decker, Sr. and May Campbell in Wadsworth, Ohio on October 16, 1957.  He worked at Wash on the Spot.

Those left to cherish his memories are his mother: May Decker of Wadsworth Ohio; son: Damian Brown; daughter: Ashlee Simon of Rittman Ohio; brother: Terry Decker of Akron Ohio; sisters: Pat Decker, Eddie Decker, and Linda Jett, all of Akron, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date in Wadsworth, Ohio. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX. 

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George Donald Clary

Donald Clary, 78, passed away on July 27, 2013 in Odessa. He  was born on May 25, 1935 to George Ruben Clary and Virgie Lee Wells in Breckenridge Texas.  He was a retired house painter.

Donald enjoyed traveling. He also loved loved country music. Donald also loved to play his guitar and to write songs. He was a very caring, kind hearted soul and would give his shirt off his back to anyone, he never judged people. He always had a huge smile.  Donald loved to read the Bible and loved the Lord, he also loved food. He adored and loved his family.

Those left to cherish his memories are his son: Rocky Dale Clary of Forsythe, MO; daughter: Donetta Woodard of San Antonio, TX; nine grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who looked to him as a grandpa. One great-great grandchild is on the way.

He is preceded in death by his daughter: Patsie Elayne Roseair; brothers: James Arnold Clary, Johnny Roy Clary, James Ray Clary and Orville Walter Clary; and sisters: Mildred Faye Roberts, Birty Faye Seglar, and Virgie Bernice Chandler.

Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Harperville Cemetery at Harperville, Texas.

Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.  

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Anahy Zubia

Anahy Zubia, age 4, became a beautiful new angel in Heaven on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Lubbock, TX at Covenant Medical Center.  Anahy blessed our lives on April 4, 2009 with her birth in Odessa.  She was always a happy, loveable baby, and wore a bright contagious smile. 

Anahy was energetic and full of life.  She loved to shop, to play with her little cousins, and to swim.  She was quite the little model and was never camera shy.  She enjoyed watching “Dora the Explorer” and helping around the house.  Anahy loved playing house, pretending that her mom was her friend and her siblings were her children.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her parents; father:  Jose Zubia and mother:  Claudia Luna; paternal grandparents:  Heriberto and Maria Zubia; maternal grandparents: Carlos and Maria Guadalupe Luna; sisters:  Itzel Peregrino and Ruby Avaly Zubia; and brothers:  Uriel Zubia and Joseluis Zubia, all of Odessa.  She will also be greatly missed by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm.  Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am Friday, August 2, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 
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Jack Lois Edwards

Jack Lois Edwards, age 76, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Sienna Care Center in Odessa.  He was born in Gatesville, TX on August 21, 1936 to the late John Bidy Edwards and Mary Adeline (Penny) Edwards.  He was a welder and owned and operated Edwards Welding in Odessa for 30 years.

A hard working man, Jack could fix just about anything and was a jack-of-all-trades.  He was a good provider and always put the care of his family as his first priority.  Loyal and trustworthy, Jack was always there for his friends.

Jack is survived by three sons, five daughters, one brother, five sisters, twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Billy Hall.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Compass Hospice, 1330 E. 8th Street, Ste. 410, Odessa, TX 79761, would be appreciated.

 
 

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