Obituaries 2014

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Delbert Richard Copeland

Delbert Richard Copeland, age 93, of Odessa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Parks Methodist Retirement Village in Odessa.  He was born in Walters, OK on Christmas Day, December 25, 1920 to the late Sidney and Maggie (Pack) Copeland.  He married Frances Ramey in Oklahoma City May 26, 1944.  He was a US Army Veteran of World War II and worked as a pumper in the oilfield.

Mr. Copeland was a member of Second Baptist Church of Andrews.  He was a humerous man, who loved to tease people.  He enjoyed fishing.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons:  Gary Copeland and wife Marie of Big Spring and Ronnie Copeland and wife Della of Odessa; daughter:  Debra Hopper and husband Gaile of Odessa; brothers:  Royce Copeland  and wife June of Denver, CO and  Kenneth Copeland and wife Odessa of Chickasha, OK; seven grandchildren:  Robert Copeland and wife Shirley, Michael Copeland and wife Rachel, Suzette Copeland, Nichole Adams and husband Ben, Jeffery Copeland, Jennifer Jones, and Daniel Hopper; and four great-grandchildren:  Ashley Jones, Christopher Jones, Braden Adams and Gillian Adams.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife:  Frances, brother:  Nathaniel, and his sister:  Verna Mae.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Westover Baptist Church of Odessa, officiated by Bro. Terry Wright.  Delbert will be laid to rest with Frances following the funeral service at Andrews West Cemetery in Andrews, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Adam Barrientes Muñoz

Adam Barrientes Muñoz, age 39, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his residence in Odessa, Texas. He was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on May 22, 1975 to Rudy Davila Muñoz and Virginia Barrientes. He was an electronics technician and was Catholic.

Adam’s family meant the world to him, and he was especially proud of his children. He always put them first and his favorite saying was “Familia Primero.” He was their “Superman,” very protective and like a father figure to many. He was a people person with a huge heart, who knew everyone and would do anything to help anyone out. He was a great cook and he loved barbecuing and cooking on the disco.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his mother: Virginia Barrientes of Carlsbad, father: Rudy Davila Muñoz of Odessa, sons: Adam Muñoz of Odessa and Ashton Munoz of Midland, his daughters: Alyssa Muñoz and Alexus Muñoz of Midland; his sisters: Maricelia Muñoz and Pamela Muñoz of Odessa, nieces: Alyza, Anjalina, Amia, Ava and Ariel and nephew: Adrian Ali.

He is reunited in Heaven with two of his favorite tio’s: Juan Barrientes and Felix Muñoz.

Rosary will be held 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Michael Rodriguez. Pallbearers will be Robert Rojero, Michael Muñoz, Felix Muñoz, Jay Pineda, Geno Martinez, Oscar Patino, Ruben Gallegos, Efrain Loya, Jeremy Tinner, and Chris Barrientes.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
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Mickey Don “Chicken” Epperson, Sr.

Mickey Don “Chicken” Epperson, Sr. age 67, of Odessa, passed from this life on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Loraine, TX on August 3, 1946 to the late Clarence E. and Ruby (McAnally) Epperson.  He worked for Basic Energy as a truck driver.

Mickey was an all around good guy, a simple man with simple pleasures, who loved to be outdoors and work with his hands.  “Chicken” was a nickname that came from his original CB handle of “Banty Rooster.”  He was a woodworker and cabinet maker, an electrician, a hunter and a fisherman.  Riding motorcycles with Mickey Jr. to go fishing in Weatherford or on Lake Spence was a favorite trip and there was nothing better than wrapping it up with a fish fry.  He enjoyed playing poker, watching car races, golfing, and country dancing. 

He is survived by his wife:  Pam Epperson of Odessa; sons:  Mickey Epperson, Jr, Roy Simons, and Randy Simons, all of Odessa, Charles “Chuckie” Shelton of Springdale, AR, and Sam Shelton of Odessa; brothers:  Charles Epperson of Schertz, Roy Lee Epperson of Dallas, Jerry Epperson of Burnet, George Epperson of Dallas, Jerald Epperson of Colorado City and Doug Epperson of Abilene; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 4:00 pm Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Troy McDaniel.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Cinthia and Rudy Pando

Cinthia and Rudy Pando twin children of Rudy Pando and Diana Gutierrez, went to be in the arms of Jesus on July 12, 2014 in Odessa.

Survivors are there parents: Rudy Pando and Diana Gutierrez: brother: Rudy Santos Pando Jr, grandparents: Ricardo Pando and Sabrina Tucker, Juanita Zevala and Alredo Zevala all of Odessa

Graveside services will be held at Ector County Cemetery, Los Angeles Gardens section on July 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University, Odessa, Texas.

Tyronda Montgomery
Tyronda Machella “Bunky” Montgomery

Tyronda Machella “Bunky” Montgomery, age 36, of Odessa, passed away in a tragic accident on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.  She was born in Andrews, Texas on April 15, 1978 to Robert Jones and Patricia (Montgomery) Williams.  She was a housekeeper.

Tyronda enjoyed going to church, being with her brothers and mother, and family gatherings.  She also enjoyed traveling.

Tyronda is survived by her mother:  Patricia Montgomery Williams; father:  Robert Jones; paternal grandmother:  Verna Mae Jones; and two brothers:  Justin Ray Montgomery and Christopher Hue Montgomery, all of Odessa.  She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The wake will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 7:30 pm at Manna for Life Ministries, 1312 South Jackson, Odessa.  Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Friday, July 25, 2014 at Manna for Life Ministries, officiated by Dr. Donnie Rollie.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

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Guadalupe “Lupe” Martinez

Guadalupe “Lupe” Martinez, age 38 of Stanton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 13th at Midland Memorial. She was born January 23, 1976 to Jesus and Sara (Huertas) Herrera in Ojinaga, Mexico.

Her kids and her husband came first in her life. A good mom, wife and sister, and having a good sense of humor, she always made everyone laugh. Lupe was a loving daughter to her parents. She loved norteño music, cooking, camping out and going for visits to Mexico. You could always find her with her husband, always making sure he was ok.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her husband, Jose Juan Martinez of Stanton, parents Jesus and Sara Herrera of Odessa, one son: Rogelio Martinez and three daughters: Gabriela “Gaby” Nieto, Anahi Nieto and Genisis Martinez, all of Stanton. She also leaves behind four brothers: Concepcion Armendariz and Ruben Marquez both of Ojinaga, Mexico and Vicente Marquez and wife, Victar and Pedro Marquez, all of Odessa; four sisters: Dora Leyva and husband, Pedro Castrellon, Maria Herrera and Sylvia Hernandez and husband Juan, all of Odessa and Ramona Marquez of Plainview.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.

Enrique Garcia
Enrique M. Garcia

Enrique M. Garcia, 65, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born in Presidio, TX on Sunday, February 20, 1949 to Eleuterio Garcia and Anita Madrid.

Enrique usually kept to himself, he liked his privacy. He is finally reunited with his mom, dad, and brother, at peace, and resting in heaven.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his sons: Ruben Garcia and wife Adriana and Enrique “Tony” Garcia and wife Hilvia, all of Odessa; brother: Elauterio Garcia Jr. and wife Elsa of Odessa, and half brother: Raul and wife Yvonne Sanchez of Odessa; sisters: Catalina Garcia and companion David, Sylvia Molina and companion Manuel, Manuela Puga and husband Mike, and JoAnn Garcia and companion Tommy, all of Odessa and half sister Florinda Gomez and husband Lyric of Midland and one granddaughter: Delilah Garcia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jose Garcia.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Michael DiCarlo
Michael Edward DiCarlo

Michael Edward DiCarlo, age 52, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Painesville, Ohio on June 25, 1962 to the late Edward Martin DiCarlo and Faye Geralda (Hamilton) DiCarlo.  He was a truck driver.  He was Catholic. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his son:  Michael Anthony “Tony” DiCarlo of Baraga, MI; brothers:  his twin, Martin “Marty” DiCarlo of Texas and Robert “Bob” DiCarlo of N. Carolina; two nephews:  Michael DiCarlo and Nicholas DiCarlo; two great-nephews:  Bentley DiCarlo and Nicholas DiCarlo; the love of his life:  Debbie DiCarlo of Round Rock, TX; and extended "family" Joey Tidwell, Shandon Tidwell, Madison Tidwell.  

His parents and his sister:  Sharon DiCarlo, precede him in death. 

Graveside services with military honors will be 2:30 pm Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Dallas - Ft. Worth National Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Leodigildo “Lee” Lujan Ortiz

Leodigildo “Lee” Lujan Ortiz, 57, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born in Pecos, TX on Tuesday, July 9, 1957 to Pablo Ortiz and Maria (Lujan) Ortiz.

Leo was an extremely fun guy, he loved music and dancing. He enjoyed spending time outdoors. Leo liked to go camping, and he would build bonfires. He also took pleasure in barbequing. Leo was a loving man, he adored his wife and his kids. He liked to help people, and he would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife Delia, daughter Kandi Leigh M. Ortiz and son Leodigildo Ortiz II, both of Odessa; father Pablo Ortiz of Albuquerque, NM; sisters Mary Faye Mendez, and Elva Patiño and Eva Angelina Hernandez both of Odessa; and brothers Humberto Ortiz and Raymond Lujan, both of Odessa.

Leodigildo was preceded in death by his mother.

The rosary will be held Friday, July 18, 2014, starting at 7 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately afterward from 8 am to 9 pm.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Pilar Rodriguez Perez

Pilar Rodriguez Perez, age 94, of Odessa, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Cañada Ancha, Chihuahua, Mexico on October 26, 1919.  He was a farmer. 

Pilar was an outgoing, good tempered man, with a great sense of humor.  He enjoyed traveling and loved to dance.  He considered his son, Fidel, to be his best friend and his children and grandchildren were the light of his life.  All of his nephews loved to be around him.  He was playful and loving and liked to give everyone nick names. 

Survivors include three sons:  Juan de Dios Rodriguez and wife Ignacia, Marcos Rodriguez and wife Marcela and Fidel Rodriguez and wife Maria de los Angeles, all of Odessa; daughters:  Socorro Ramos and Guadalupe Morales-Crecencio, both of Odessa and Maria del Pilar Rodriguez of Ojinaga; brother:  Pablo Rodriguez of Presidio; thirty-two grandchildren, fifty-one great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Rosary will be prayed at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm Friday, July 18, 2014.  Funeral services will be at a later date in Cañada Ancha, Chihuahua, Mexico with interment to follow at Panteon Cañada Ancha.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa and Funeraria de Valle in Ojinaga.

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Willie Lujan

Willie Lujan, age 31, of Odessa, passed from this life on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in Odessa.  He was born in Odessa on Monday, May 23, 1983 to Jose Belos Lujan and Ramona (Porras) Lujan.

Willie lived life to the fullest and always wanted everyone to be happy and laughing.  He loved music and dancing and could walk up and start a conversation with anyone.  He enjoyed cooking and eating wonderful food.  Very unselfish, he was always helping others.  His children meant the world to him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mom:  Ramona Lujan of Odessa; three sons:  Cruz Angel Segovia of Ft. Worth and Angel Anthony Lujan and Nathan Lujan, both of Odessa; daughter:  Allison Lilly Lujan of Odessa; two brothers:  Miguel Porras and wife Sylvia of San Antonio and Jose Lujan of Odessa; and two sisters:  Elizabeth Lujan and Sandra Lujan, both of Odessa.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Monday, July 21, 2014 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel, officiated by Ben Chapman.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Aurelio Leyva, Sr

Aurelio Leyva, Sr. age 86, of Odessa, passed away in a tragic car accident in Ector County on Thursday, July 17, 2014.  He was born in Mexico on September 14, 1927 to the late Felix and Eufemia (Armendariz) Leyva.  He worked for a paving company.  He was Catholic.

His parents, beloved wife:  Flora Hernandez de Leyva; five daughters: Dominga, Maria del Socorro, Eva, Aurora, and Enoe; one sister; and two brother:  Ramon and Natividad Leyva, precede him in death.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his sons:  Jesus Auden Leyva of Presidio and Adalberto Leyva and Aurelio Leyva, Jr., both of Odessa; two brothers:  Martin Leyva of Odessa and Ruben Leyva of Ft. Stockton; five sisters:  Catarina Lujan and Librada Lujan, both of Midland,  Merced Leyva of Ojinaga, MX, Clara Leyva of Odessa, and Lourdes Leyva of Lovington, NM; seven grandchildren:  Cesar, Brenda, Abilene, Alex, Adalberto Jr., Rosa and Lilly; step-grandchildren:  Katherine and Sujey; four great-grandchildren:  Jonathan, Jasmine, Aiden, and Isabella; and one step-great grandchild: Aris.

Rosary will be prayed at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm on Monday, July 21, 2014.  Funeral Mass will be at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:00 am.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Juan de dios Galindo
Juan de Dios Galindo

Juan de Dios Galindo, age 36, of Odessa, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 in Odessa.  He was born in La Cuesta, CH, Mexico on March 8, 1978 to Gabriel and Antonia (Uranga) Galindo.  He was a pulling unit operator.

Juan was a hard worker and the life of his family.  Very caring, he was always there for others, even if they had turned their back on him, and would do anything for anyone.  He was a loving husband and GREAT father, who lived for his children.  His nieces and nephews looked up to him as well.  He loved cooking on the grill and loved to dance and sing.  Juan was a big fan of horses and horse racing.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Linda Galindo of Odessa; parents:  Gabriel and Antonia (Uranga) Galindo of Ojinaga, CH, MX; 17 year old son:  Johnny Galindo of Odessa; daughters:  Janely Galindo (age 10) and Joclynn Galindo (age 8), both of Odessa; brother:  Jose Manuel Galindo of Ojinaga, CH, MX; and three sisters:  Dolores Moreno and Gabriella Galindo, both of Ojinaga and Cynthia Mendoza of Odessa.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Aline Flanagin
Aline Elizabeth Flanagin

Aline Elizabeth Flanagin, age 81, of Odessa, passed from the life on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Tallahassee, FL on December 22, 1932 to the late Willard Arthur Ray Ward and Nellie Mae Flanagin.  She was a retired cook and a Baptist.

She is survived by her daughters:  Nena Elaine Flanagin and Rose Shepard, both of Odessa, and Theresa Fay Frantz and husband Gene of McCamey; two grandchildren:  Edward Gene Flanagin and Kimberly Ann Schaeffer; and one great-grandson:  Edward Cecil Flangin.  Her little dog, Lady Girl Flanagin, will miss her terribly.

Her parents and husband, Cecil Edward Flanagin, precede her in death.

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

 

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