|Alton Earl “Al” Wright|
Alton Earl “Al” Wright, age 75, of Midland, passed on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Hospice House of Odessa after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s. Alton was born to Paul and Rebecca Sears Wright in Campbellsville, Kentucky on February 11, 1938. He attended local schools in Campbellsville and Lebanon, Kentucky until he entered the U.S. Army in December 1955. He served his country and was honorably discharged on December 15, 1958. His love was for his God and his country.
Alton came to Odessa in March 1959. Although he lived in several different towns across the state and briefly in IN, NM, KS, and LA, he always considered West Texas to be home and spent the last 26 years in Midland and Odessa. He worked in the oilfield with various Well Service Companies in the area. He later worked as a boiler maker and welder. He was affectionately known as Big Al by his employers and friends. In his later years, after developing diabetes, he chose to become a Number One Shoe Shine Man in Odessa at the Car Wash Company and made many friends in Odessa and the surrounding towns. He lived a simple life but enjoyed the Area Senior Dances where he also developed many friends. He was a diehard Cowboys fan and was known for his quick wit and friendly demeanor. Alton will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and his many kindnesses to his fellow man.
He married Lois Wiest of Midland in December 1998 and moved to Midland. She is loyal and loving, and took incredible care of him the last several years. They were members of the Living Church of God (formerly associated with the Worldwide Church of God) and they loved to entertain friends and fellow church members. Together, they enjoyed traveling and dancing, until he was housebound. He enjoyed the rural atmosphere of his home and especially enjoyed the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. He also loved the daily chore of feeding quail and other birds in the yard.
He was the father of three sons and one daughter: Zane Wright and Guy Wright of San Antonio, Roger C. Wright and wife Andrea of Oklahoma City and Loretta Wright-Williams of Phoenix, Arizona. He has three precious grandchildren: Jake McLain Williams, and Chloe and Sophie Wright. He also leaves behind Lois’s children, whom he loved as his own: Darla of Simms, TX and David of Gardendale, TX, and their children and grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Ivan and Harold.
He made the statement that passing on was to him a joyous time and he wanted his loved ones and friends to also be happy for him.
Memorial Services with military honors will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
The family would like to thank the many friends and caregivers who looked after him so carefully including Hospice and the dedicated volunteers of Meals on Wheels.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Al’s memory may be made to the Living Church of God, PO Box 3810, Charlotte, NC 28227.
|Javier Chacon, Jr.|
Javier Chacon, Jr. age 24, of Odessa, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 31, 2013. He was born in Odessa on March 22, 1989 to Javier Chacon, Sr. and Annabel Magallanez Chacon. He graduated from Odessa High, where he had played baseball for the Broncos. He worked as a fence installer for Chacons Fencing and was a member of the Iglesia de Poder y Restaraución. My beloved son you are gone but will never be forgotten. You will always be in our hearts.
Javier was always smiling, his infectious smile and comic style kept everyone around him in a good mood. He was energetic, outgoing, and happy and had special nicknames from everyone. The most used name for him were “Givi”, which was given by his sister (Trinity),then the other names were “G-man” and “Lil G” because he used to rap at church. His favorite saying was “AWWW BROTHA”. He had a special song he was writing for Annabel called Mamma’s Boy. Javier had a huge heart. He loved his Lord and Savior and was always willing to help others. He was well loved by his family and church family. He leaves behind many wonderful memories. His unique smile and laugh will live on in our hearts and minds. Javier was given the nickname “Chicken” by his coach and teammates when he played for the Broncos.He left his teammates many memories that they will always cherish. He liked rapping and he would always say he would be a recording rapper someday. He loved the lowriders , Javier had a car that was given to him by his brother-in-law Joe and he wanted to fix and show it off at car shows.
Pallbearers are Joe Gonzalez, Mark Barreraz, Jose Rangel, Jacob Rangel, Tony Porras and Jr. Cordero.
Those left to cherish his memory are his parents: Javier and Annabel Chacon of Odessa; grandparents: Andres and Natividad Magallanez of Odessa; three sisters: Trinity Vigil of New York, Manuela Gonzalez and husband Joe of Odessa, and Veronica Chacon of Odessa. He also had numerous aunts and uncles and 5 nephews and 1 niece and several cousins.
Javier is preceded in death by his grandmother Senaida Garcia, cousins: Benjamin Magallanez, Deidra and Jimmito Martinez and Nathaniel Ramirez, Jose Diaz.
A prayer service will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at
Acres West 24 Hour Chapel at 7:00 pm.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2013 at
Iglesia de Poder y Restaraución, 3002 E. University Blvd. Odessa,
TX, officiated Pastor Jesus Fierro.
Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden section of Ector
Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Henry Gottfred Hallberg|
Henry Gottfred Hallberg, an infant, returned to the loving arms of our Lord on September 7, 2013 at Odessa Regional Medical Center. He was the son of Vaughn Hallberg and Holly (Ming) Hallberg of Odessa.
In addition to his loving parents, he is also survived by his maternal grandparents: Connie Ming and Gerald Brinlee of Amarillo; paternal grandparents: Greg and Tammie Boland of Amarillo and Earl Hallberg of Amarillo; maternal great-grandmother: Francis Brown of Colorado Springs, CO; and one sister: Hazelyn Hallberg of Odessa.
Graveside services will be held at 9 am at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery in Odessa Texas on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, officiated by Pastor Brian Serrano. Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University, Odessa, TX 79764.
|Cruz Hernandez Palma|
Cruz Hernandez Palma, age 70, of Presidio, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at her home. She was born in Presidio on July 23, 1943 to the late Eleazar and Genoveba (Piña) Hernandez. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Teresa de Jesus Catholic Church of Presidio.
Cruz was outspoken and loveable. She could be very strict and she had her ups and downs, but when it came down to it her family knew she would be there for them. Cruz enjoyed family get togethers and going to church. She lived life to the fullest. Her cats had a special place in her heart.
Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband: Raul Palma of Odessa; sons: Raul Palma, Jr. of Odessa, Carlos Palma and wife Ida of Albuquerque, NM, Eddie Palma of Odessa, Saul Palma and wife Aida of Odessa, and Jaime Palma and wife Leanne of San Antonio; daughter: Margie Garcia and husband Frank of Albuquerque, NM; twenty-four grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Charlie, Raul, Ezekial, Robert, and Israel; and sisters: Delia, Imelda, and Zulema.
Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Gilberto Rodriguez. Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden Section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.
The family sends out special thanks to Josephina Colomo, who
always looked after Cruz.
The family sends out special thanks to Josephina Colomo, who always looked after Cruz.
Veronica “Gail” Mauck, 44, was called to heaven on Monday September 9, 2013. Gail was born to William and Phyllis Rich on August 12, 1969 in Odessa, Texas. She married the love of her life, Floyd Mauck, on March 1, 2004 in Crane, Texas yet they spent 28 wonderful years together. Gail worked at Walmart as a remodeler.
Gail was a very beautiful woman. She was a great mom, great provider and a loving wife. She considered her family to be her world. Gail helped everyone and never shut the doors on anyone just like her daddy. She graduated cosmetology school in Crane where she received her cosmetology license. She loved doing hair and everyone loved to go to her for their hair cuts. She had a great personality and everyone that knew her loved her dearly. She loved babies and enjoyed life. Her husband Floyd called her “My Love”. The greatest gift Gail gave to Floyd was their two beautiful sons. She will be greatly missed by all of those who met and loved her.
Those left to cherish her memories are her loving husband: Floyd Mauck of Odessa; mother: Phyllis Sue West of Brownwood; two sons: Allen Lee Mauck and Tyler Cole Mauck both of Odessa; brother: Glenn Franklin Rich and wife Mary Ann of Odessa; sisters: Debbie Dunagin and husband Buddy of Odessa, Kay Carroll of Aubrey and husband Curtis Carroll of Odessa, and Kim Bailey and husband Roy Don Bohannon of Odessa: numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins and a host of friends.
Gail is preceded in death by her brother: Larry Douglas Rich and father: William Franklin Rich.
Funeral Services will be held at Sunset Heights Baptist Church located at 2401 West 16th Street in Odessa on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 10:00 am, officiated by Brother Jess Little. Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University, Odessa, Texas.
|Roy R. Lopez|
Roy R. Lopez, 36, of Odessa passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013 in Ector County. He was born in Midland, Texas on October 6, 1976 to Santos and Gloria Lopez, Sr. He was the owner and operator of Quality Home Maintenance.
Roy loved God and had a very deep and meaningful relationship with him. He was a hard worker who was always dependable, dedicated, responsible and independent. He was an honorable person who was fair and just in all of his endeavors. Roy had a driven personality and believed in helping his parents in any way he could and treated his siblings with love and respect. Roy was funny, loved cooking and entertaining company. He was friendly and an all around committed man in whatever task he took on.
Those left to cherish his love and memory are his parents: Santos and Gloria Lopez, Sr. of Odessa; grandparents: Lorenzo and Valeriana Lopez of Kerrville, Texas; brothers: Lazaro R. Lopez and wife Juanna, Santos R. Lopez and wife Claudia, Noel R. Lopez and wife April, and Eric N. Lopez and wife Abby all of Odessa; sisters: Rachel R. Lopez and husband Juan Luna, Nola M. Lopez and husband Rodolfo Del Campo, Sarah Valenzuela and husband Jose, Kayla R. Lopez and Erica Lopez, all of Odessa, Texas. Roy had 31 nieces and nephews that he loved and adored as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Roy will be missed by all.
Prayer Services will be 7:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, September 17 and 18, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Arthur & Maria Salinas. Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens in Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Elias M. Sanchez|
Elias M. Sanchez, age 89, of Odessa, passed from this life to his eternal home on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Marfa, TX on August 22, 1924 to the late Juan and Alicia (Morales) Sanchez. He married Elodia Barron in December of 1948. Elias served in the US Army at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX. He worked at the Rattlesnake Bomber Base in Pyote, TX and Marfa Army Airfield in Marfa, TX as a civilian. He worked on the Santa Fe railway when he lived in Malaga, NM. After moving to Odessa, he worked for the city for 20 plus years, retiring in 1989.
Elias was a great father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved his children and grandchildren and was especially fond of his great-grandchildren. His best days were spent outdoors with his family. He enjoyed watching sports and was an avid Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, and Dallas Cowboys fan.
Those left to carry on his legacy of love are his children, three sons: Orlando Sanchez of Seminole, Ruben Sanchez and wife Margie of Canyon, and Danny Sanchez and wife Debbie of Odessa; three daughters: Patsy Rivera and husband Robert of Austin, Bertha Sanchez of Odessa, and Irma Rios and husband Alberto Jr. of Odessa; brothers: Israel Sanchez and wife Carmen of Carlsbad, NM and John Sanchez and wife Yonta of Seattle, WA; sister: Irene Quiroz of Odessa; sixteen grandchildren and numerous beloved great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Elodia Sanchez, his parents: Juan and Alicia Sanchez, and sister: Elidia Nichols.
Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm Friday, September 13, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W University Blvd. Odessa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:00 am Saturday, September 14, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 7601 N. Grandview, Odessa, officiated by Father Prim S. Thumma. Interment with military honors will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Maria White “Mickie” Ruiz|
Maria White “Mickie” Ruiz, age 55, of Odessa, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Ft. Stockton, TX on June 21, 1958 to Rafael White and the late Cruz (Quintela) White. She was a homemaker.
She met the love of her life, Pete Ruiz, in Monahans, TX on September 16, 1983. Friendly and high spirited, she made you comfortable at once and Pete fell in love with her on the spot. She was outspoken and always on the go. Maria loved to dance, party, gamble and BBQ and was a HUGE Dallas Cowboys fan. There was never a dull moment with Maria. She had special nicknames for her children, from “Mi Amor” to “Bitch” to “Bia” and called her sister “Gorda”. She was never old enough to be “Abuelita” so her grandbabies could only call her “Grandma”. Maria battled cancer twice, but her car was never in park, she always had places to go and things to do.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: Pete Ruiz of Odessa; father: Rafael White Sr. and wife Priscilla of Ojinaga, CH, MX; two sons: Gabriel Primera and Pete A. Ruiz, both of Odessa; two daughters: Maricruz Ruiz and Roxanne Marceleno, both of Odessa; brothers: Ruben White of Sonora and Rafael White of Kearney, NE; two sisters: Anna Fuentes of Odessa and Rose Anderson of Borger; and eight grandchildren: Mariana Serrano, Javier Ruiz, Emily Primera, Aidan Primera, Samantha Marceleno, Jeremiah Marceleno, Sandra Primera, and Devon Primera, all of Odessa.
Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm Friday, September 13, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 14, 2013, officiated by Fr. Michael Rodriguez. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Gaspar Rivera Ramirez|
Gaspar Rivera Ramirez, age 74, of Odessa, was called away to his Heavenly home on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Rosales, Chihuahua, Mexico on July 31, 1939 to the late Ignacio Rivera Marquez and Ramona Ramirez Aldaz Rivera. Gaspar married Andrea Alvidrez in Chihuahua on November 11, 1962 and they had recently celebrated 50 years together. He worked construction for Albert and Sons Construction in Midland.
Gaspar was a loving Christian man who was dedicated to his family. He was the family patriarch and a hard worker. Gaspar enjoyed cooking and eating. He loved to make chicharrones and his favorite foods were tacos, enchiladas, beans, and chili rellenos. Gaspar was full of life and very upbeat. He liked dancing, going for walks, and watching boxing matches. He also liked to go fishing.
Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife: Andrea Rivera of Odessa; five sons: Martin Rivera and wife Soledad, Ramon Rivera, Jorge Rivera and wife Martha, Juan Rivera and wife Julie, and Israel Rivera, all of Odessa; three daughters: Araceli Olivarez and husband Albert, Bertha Molina and husband Julian, and Angelica Zorrilla and husband Jose, all of Odessa; brother: Salvador Rivera and wife Anita of Rosales, CH, MX; sister: Rosa Rivera of La Puente, CA; twenty-four grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Prayer Services will be held Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14, 2013 at 7 PM at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Rosary will be said 7 PM Sunday at Acres West 24 Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, September 16, 2013 at New Hope Chapel (Nueva Esperanza), 1801 E. 6th Street, Odessa, officiated by Pastor Emilio Bustamante. Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa.
|Alicia Marie “Ali” Valdez Levario|
Alicia Marie “Ali” Valdez Levario, age 15, of Odessa, was called away to her Heavenly home on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Alicia was born in Odessa on March 12, 1998. She was a sophomore at Odessa High School.
Ali was a loving and caring, sweet girl who always wanted those around her to be happy. She was outgoing, high spirited, and fun to be around. Riding horses and dancing were favorite pastimes. Her generous spirit made organ donation after her accident an easy decision for her family, as she was able to be a part in saving the lives of up to seven other people.
In addition to the grateful donor recipients and their families, Ali will also be remembered by her loving parents: Michelle and Adan Levario of Odessa; paternal grandparents: Aurora and Abel Urias of Chihuahua, MX; maternal grandparents: Dolores and Humberto Urias of Midland and Jesus Valdez of Ojinaga, CH, MX; great-grandmother: Francisca Ruiz Licon of McCamey; five brothers: Brian Hernandez of Odessa, Julian Rodriguez of McCamey, and Zavier Levario, Donovan Levario, and Yram Levario, all of Odessa; her great-great grandmother: Santos Gomez Madrid of Midland and great-grandmother: Alicia Bass of McCamey; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.
A prayer service will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX at 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Jay Marquez. Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.