Obituaries 2014

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Lawrence Wayne “Larry” Workman

Lawrence Wayne “Larry” Workman, age 57, of Odessa, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital, after a long, hard fight to overcome his illness for many years.  He was born in Kansas City, MO on September 10, 1956 to Cecil and Carol (Swallow) Workman.  Larry married Diana Kaye Smith in Odessa on November 19, 1994.  They are members of Odessa Bible Church.  He worked construction, doing carpentry, concrete, and roofing.

Larry enjoyed being outside working in the yard and barbequing.  He also liked to watch NASCAR.  Like a big kid, he thoroughly enjoyed the holidays and would count his presents under the Christmas tree.  He was a very happy man, who loved others with all of his heart.  His church family was very important to him and he would do anything for anyone.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Diana Workman of Odessa; his parents:  Cecil and Gloria Workman of Blue Springs, MO; two sons:  K. C. Cagle and wife Angel of Rockford, IL and Zachary James Workman of Odessa; two daughters:  Candy Lynn Stagner of Maryville, MO and Amanda Machelle Guinn and husband Jake of Conroe; brother:  Robert Workman of Port Arthur; four sisters:  Debbie Daniels of Cincinnati, OH, Shirley Brant of O’Fallon, MO, Bo Brewer of Midland, and Shelly Workman Cook of New Deal, TX; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded to Heaven by his mother:  Carol Workman; his identical twin:  Gary Eugene Workman; brother:  Cecil Workman; and one grandbaby.

Open visitation at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, starts at noon on Saturday, January 4, 2014.  The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon, January 5, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.  Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Monday, January 6, 2014 at Odessa Bible Church, 2110 E. 10th Street, Odessa, officiated by Pastor Bob Thayer.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Odessa Bible Church, Peru Missions, 2110 E. 10th St. Odessa, TX 79761.

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Don Louie Warren

Don Louie Warren, “Dapper Don”, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Wednesday, January 1, 2014.  He was born in Levelland, TX on March 14, 1950.  Don worked as a fabricator in the oilfield.

Don enjoyed riding and working on minibikes and motorcycles.  He had a zest for life and loved the outdoors.  He was knowledgeable about ranching, horses, and cows, and had a gift for working with his hands.  Any old thing could be repurposed or worked on and made like new.  He loved to joke around, giving Carol a hard time.  They would banter playing the “I love you more” game together.

Don is survived by his life partner:  Carol Sims of Odessa; and his sister:  Pat Flatt and husband Bobby of Levelland, TX; and his puppies:  a chiweenie named Peanut and a Pomeranian named Taz.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.  

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Eleuterio Carrasco Hernandez

Eleuterio Carrasco Hernandez, age 82, of Presidio, passed away in Odessa at Medical Center Hospital on Thursday, January 2, 2014.  He was born in Presidio on February 20, 1931 to the late Jose A. Hernandez and Norberta (Carrasco) Hernandez.  He married Lorenza Brito in Odessa on January 2, 1953.  A true cowboy, Eleuterio was a rancher and farmer, who owned and operated the La Ternera Ranch in Presidio.  He was Catholic and a member of Santa Teresa Catholic Church.

A rancher for his entire life, Eleuterio did it all “old style”.  His time was devoted to his horses and cows. He cut ‘em, branded ‘em, and delivered ‘em.  He was also a USDA cattle inspector.  Family was very important to him as well as his devoted dogs, Snuggles, Barbara, and Bush.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years:  Lorenza Hernandez of Presidio; sons:  Jaime Hernandez and wife Rena and Leonardo Hernandez and wife Eloisa, all of Odessa; daughters:  Senaida Hernandez, Marisela Sanchez, Beatrice Molinar and husband Eddie, and Oralia Rodriguez and husband Jody, all of Odessa, and Dora Elguezabal and husband Blas of Presidio; three brothers:  Felipe Hernandez of Lubbock, Vicente Hernandez of Odessa, and Antonio Hernandez of Presidio; sister:  Reyes Hernandez of Odessa; twenty-six grandchildren and forty great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers:  Raul and Francisco.

Rosary will be recited at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Presidio at 7:00 pm Monday, January 6, 2014.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at St. Teresa Catholic Church, officiated by Father Miguel Alcuino.  Interment will follow at the family cemetery at La Ternera Ranch.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Alexis Nicole “Mimi” Larez

Alexis Nicole “Mimi” Larez, age 15, of Odessa, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Odessa on August 22, 1998 to Roberto Sosa Larez and Maria Guadalupe Reyes.  She was a student at Permian High School.

Mimi was a loving and friendly young lady, who was very close to her family.  She could be very bold and upfront, but was always helpful and kind.

She is survived by her parents:  Maria and Roberto Larez of Odessa; and two sisters:  Elizabeth Larez and husband Eric Rocha and Dionne Larez; six nephews, two nieces and numerous other family members.  She was loved and will be missed by many.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Sunday evening, January 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am Monday, January 6, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Frank Chavez.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Sherrie Marie Crouch

Sherrie Marie Crouch, age 48, of Odessa, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 at her home.  She was born in Norfolk, VA to the late George Wayne Crouch and Brenda Lou (Brower) Crouch.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Dream Center Church.

She was deeply involved with the Dream Center and it was her second home.  Sherrie was loving and well loved in return.  She enjoyed going to movies and spending time outside.

She is survived by her husband:  Steve Brown of Odessa; two sons:  Richard Allan Crouch of Tyler and James Allen Reimer and wife Amanda of Montrose, SD; brother:  Duane Crouch and wife Brenda of Seattle, WA; sister:  Cheryl King of Seattle, WA; and twin grandchildren on the way.

Memorial services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Agape Dream Center, officiated by Pastor Jimmy Dennis.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

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Jimmy Ray “Jim” Marshall

Jimmy Ray “Jim” Marshall, age 72, of Carrizo Springs, TX, died Friday, January 3, 2014 at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, TX.  He was born in Odessa on May 21, 1941 to the late Raymond H. Marshall and Lucille (Kerley) Marshall.  He was in oilfield trucking.  A hard worker, his hands usually got home before he did. 

Jim was a good man with a big heart, a good son, husband, father, and friend.  His family was his first priority.  Back in his school days, he was known as “Biggun”, but had long ago traded in that name for “Papa Jim”.  He loved football and baseball and enjoyed playing poker.  Jim would give the shirt off of his back or his last dollar to help another man out.  We’ll never see chew’n tobacco without fond memories of him. 

He is survived by his sons:  Michael Lee Marshall of Kermit, TX and Jimmy Ray Marshall of Alice, TX; and daughter:  Sharon Ray Marshall of Smithville, TX; grandchildren:  Michael Lee Marshall Jr, Leah Nicole Velasquez, Maitlyn Marshall, Brandon Ray Marshall, and Christian Ray Marshall; and great-grandchildren:  Angel Velasquez, Jr. and Alissa Nicole Velasquez. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings:  William T. Marshall and Zelma Aldridge. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

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Kerry Bob Coleman

Kerry Bob Coleman, age 64, of Odessa, passed from this life on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Midland Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Lubbock, TX on December 26, 1949 to the late Bob Jr. and Mona Beth (Fitzpatrick) Coleman.  He was self employed, and was big in oil production and research.  He could “oil witch” from a helicopter.

Kerry enjoyed watching Westerns and military movies.  He was known to use the popular exclamation, “Hoo-Ahh!”  Kerry had a great many interests, including underground mining and going fast.  He loved fast cars and was a licensed pilot.  A man with expensive tastes, he enjoyed making money and was proud of his self-made status.  Kerry was not shallow, however, by any means.  He wrote daily in a journal and was devoted to his family.  He dearly loved all of his grandchildren, enjoyed deer hunting with Jay and his grandsons, and talked about his beloved sons all of the time.  Full of vitality, he lived life to the fullest and had a contagious laugh.  He could laugh so hard he made himself sick.  Kerry was a very stand up guy.  Big on second chances, he was the most generous man ever and was always happy to help someone out of trouble.

Those left to carry on his legacy are four sons:  Jay Coleman and wife Gerri of Midland, Mike Roberts and wife Chariss of New Braunfels, and Kasey Coleman and wife Amanda and Chance Coleman and wife Jennifer, all of Odessa; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  He is also survived by his sister:  Teddye Stephan and husband Clarence of Coyonosa.

Kerry is preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife:  Sharon Ann Chadic (Jay’s mom).

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Alvaro H. “Beatle” Betancourt 

Alvaro H. “Beatle” Betancourt, age 48, of Odessa passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born in Odessa, Texas on September 20, 1965 to Jesus & Emma Betancourt. Alvaro worked as a contractor in construction for Sam Hernandez. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Alvaro loved to party, laugh and yell. He would party hard! He loved to call people, and would call everyone. Alvaro, you will be missed by many.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his parents: Jesus & Emma Betancourt of Odessa; 3 brothers: Jesse & wife Donna Betancourt, Richard Betancourt and David Betancourt all of Odessa; 2 sisters: Edna & husband Anibal Gaytan and Debra Betancourt Martinez & husband Donny Martinez all of Odessa; 2 daughters; 6 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a Rosary at 7:00 pm Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be 1:00 pm Thursday, January 9, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church officiated by Father Lorenzo Hatch. Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Section of Ector County Cemetery.    Pallbearers will be Jesse Dale Betancourt, Richard Betancourt, Jr., Damian Betancourt Gaytan, Anibal Betancourt Gaytan, Jr., Donnie Hernandez and Anthony Pacheco. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Melvin G. "Andy" Andrews

Melvin G. Andrews or Handy Andy as he was referred to by many Odessa friends is no longer with us.

But as we all know life sure provides many a twist and turn for us humans to experience and to work at moving past…..

Melvin was born in Stonewall, Oklahoma on August 25, 1938 to Floyd D. Andrews and Verna V. Sanders. He married his precious wife, Mamie L. Ivy, on May 11, 1954 and their wedlock gave them a daughter and a son Jeanie A. Phillips and Darrell G. Andrews, both of Odessa. They were very fortunate to have 5 grandchildren. Natalie J. Uranga & husband Paul of League City, Lori D. Tomlinson & husband Chance of Odessa and Elizabeth Ballanger & husband Ethan of Dallas, Texas; and the loving memory of grandsons: Jeffery “Blake” Andrews and Phillip D. “Flipper” Andrews.

They also have 5 great grandchildren: Lillian Grace, Charlotte Rose, & Abigail Kate of Odessa & Joaquin and Zoey Adella of League City.

He always had PLENTY of riddles & puzzles to challenge himself and anyone else willing to listen. He had a constant desire to play one more good game of checkers with someone who hadn’t played him before and lost.  The only thing as fun as checkers was playing Crazy Rummy every morning with his beloved wife.

He will be very missed, thought of and prayed for everyday.

Joint Memorial services for Mamie and Andy will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX on Saturday, January 18, 2014, officiated by Bro. Luther Whitlow.

Memorial services in Oklahoma will be Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Maranatha Baptist Church, 1505 S. 29th Street, Chickasha, OK, officiated by Pastor Daniel Edwards.  Graveside services will be at 1:00 pm at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay, OK.  Following the graveside services, family and friends will gather at the old REC building on Hwy 76 North, on the west side of the highway, with parking in the back.

Arrangements are entrusted Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Bettie Jean Lewis

Bettie Jean Lewis, 71, of Odessa joined the Angels in Heaven on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Uriah, Alabama on May 23, 1942 to late Houston and Sadie Jackson. A retired teller in the banking industry, Bettie met Charles Lewis in Brownfield, Texas on the drag in 1962. Bettie knew he was the love of her life and on December 19, 1963 married him in Wellman, Texas. They spent 50 wonderful years together.

Bettie had a PhD in being a M-O-M.  She was very loving, caring, understanding and forgiving and had to be a good woman to put up with Charles. After all her name stood for B- Brave, E- Energetic, T- Tough, T- Tiny, I- Inspiring & E- Enthusiastic. She always thought of others first and always had something positive to say.  Bettie had a Seraphim Angel collection which came from all over the USA. She loved her kids, grandkids and great grandkids with a passion and always asked about them first. She also enjoyed the company of her great-great nieces and nephew. After a very lengthy illness, Bettie was still a fighter and stayed positive until the very end.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband: Charles Lewis of Odessa; son: Gary Lewis and wife Mary Ann of Mansfield, Texas; daughter: Karen Quillicy and husband Brad of Richardson, Texas; brothers: Lee Jackson of Ft. Worth, Texas and Buddy Jackson of Spring City, Tennessee; sister: Maggie Elmore of Odessa; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Brother Lynn Money. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel located at 8115 W. University Blvd., Odessa, Texas.

Kristin Jolene Phillips

Kristin Jolene Phillips, age 50, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  She was born March 3, 1963 to Joseph and Dorothy (Jorgensen) Sheldon in West Alice, WI.  She was a homemaker.

Kristin and Howard survived 32 years of marriage, despite many challenges.

She is survived by her husband:  Howard Phillips of Odessa; father and step-mother:  Joseph and Judy Sheldon of Vancouver, WA; three sisters:  Gloria Schmidt of Round Rock, Cathy Royn of Ft. Worth, and Beverly Mills of Edmond, OK; and one brother:  Richard Sheldon of St. Paul, MN; and her beloved pit bull pups:  Bubba and Oreo.

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

Howard requests no prayers.  In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to any pit bull rescue.


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