Obituaries 2014

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Robert F Thomas
Robert Franklin Thomas

Robert Franklin Thomas passed from this life on Monday, October 27, 2014 at his home in Odessa, TX.

He was born on October 29, 1949 in Midland, TX. He was adopted and loved by John and Francis Thomas. Robert is survived by his former spouse and best friend, Marlene, his three sons, Willie, Chadd, and Nicolas, his sisters, Ann and Elizabeth, his brother, Bill, and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Robert was a caring father, uncle and grandfather. He was an avid reader, enjoyed attending Midland Rockhounds games regularly, and valued American historical sites. Robert was a veteran and served with honor and distinction in the US Air Force during Vietnam. His memory will be eternally cherished by his loved ones.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at Acres West Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas, on Friday, October 31.

Funeral services for Robert will be held at the same location on Saturday, November 1 beginning at 1:00 PM.

Aida Mendoza
Aida DeAnda Mendoza

Aida DeAnda Mendoza, 59, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 in Odessa. She was born in Alpine, TX on Wednesday, July 13, 1955 to Luis and Enedina (Molinar) DeAnda.

Aida loved spending her time with her grandchildren. They loved to watch movies and cartoons together. Aida had a green thumb. She loved her flowers, and had a pine tree that she wouldn’t allow anyone to trim. A simple woman, she enjoyed her smokes and beer. She will be missed dearly.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her mother, Enedina DeAnda of Odessa; sons, Eugene “Geno” Mendoza, Albert Mendoza, and Eric and wife Daisy Mendoza, all of Odessa; brothers, Raul DeAnda of Ft. Worth, Lorenzo and wife Patsy DeAnda of Odessa, and Joe Luis DeAnda of Odessa; sisters, Mary Rangel of Temple, TX, and Linda and husband Francisco Molinar of Odessa; six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Aida was preceded in death by her father, Luis DeAnda.

A rosary will be held Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 7 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, November 3, 2014, at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Socorro Martinez
Socorro Olivas de Martinez

Socorro Olivas de Martinez, age 56, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at her home.  She entered this life on Sunday, October 12, 1958 in Cuchillo Parado, Coyame, Chihuahua, Mexico.  She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. 

Socorro was a very friendly, happy person who loved to cook and sing.  Because she loved spending time with family, her favorite holidays were Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Other favorites were her grandchildren’s birthdays – as her grandbabies were the light of her life. 

She is survived by her husband of 36 years:  Gregorio Martinez of Odessa; her parents:  Eduardo Olivas and Guadalupe Romero of Ojinaga; two sons:  Hector Manuel Martinez and wife Norma Marquez of Odessa, and Guillermo Martinez and wife Luz Maria of Andrews; daughters:  Edelmira Martinez and husband Juan Ramon Astorga of Ojinaga, and Maria del Socorro Martinez of Odessa; five brothers:  Pilar Olivas of Odessa and Toribio Olivas Romero, Jesus Quiñones Romero, David Quiñones Romero and Ivan Quiñones Romero, all of Ojinaga; two sisters:  Ofelia Olivas Romero of Chihuahua and Anabel Quiñones Romero of Ojinaga; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Rosary will be recited at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel on Sunday evening at 7:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Joe Y Rodriguez
Jose Ybarra “Joe” Rodriguez

Jose Ybarra “Joe” Rodriguez of Odessa, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital, joining three of his brothers in Heaven.  He was born in Ozona, TX on July 11, 1964 to Albert Flores Rodriguez and Cruz (Ybarra) Rodriguez, the eldest of eight children.  Joe worked in well servicing in the oilfield. He was Catholic.

Joe’s dad was a derrick man and Joe grew up helping his dad.  He was a hard worker who always looked after his younger brothers and sisters.  He was an outdoorsman, who enjoyed boating, skiing, and horseback riding.  A trapper, he would set his traps late at night and go out to check them early in the morning – then hurry to shower and head to school.  Joe had a heart of gold and loved his kids with a passion.  He was an animal lover and raised pit bulls.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons:  Joseph Rodriguez, Jr. and Joshua Rodriguez; daughters:  JoAnna Rodriguez and Jessica Lynn Rodriguez; and their mother:  Noelia Rodriguez, all of Uvalde; parents:  Albert and Cruz Rodriguez of Odessa; two brothers:  John Edward Rodriguez and wife Reyna of Midkiff and Ricky Lynn Rodriguez of Odessa; two sisters:  Suzanne Ramirez and husband Rojelio of San Angelo and Yolanda Bradburg and husband Michael of Iraan; and eight grandchildren.

His brothers:  Michael Rodriguez, Albert Rodriguez III, and Paul Rodriguez, precede him in death.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Friday, October 31, 2014 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Sheffield, TX.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Sheffield, TX with interment to follow at Sheffield Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Becky Gentry
Rebecca Lynn “Becky” Gentry

Rebecca Lynn “Becky” Gentry, age 57, of Odessa, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Odessa on November 1, 1956 to Benny Glenn Norton and Margie Nell (Bowman) Norton.  She married Antony Gentry in Odessa in 1979.  Becky worked as a CNA at Deerings Nursing Home.

Becky was an animal lover and an outdoorswoman.  She enjoyed camping and fishing and her best friend, Cathryn, said they were “river rats”.  She was a collector of many things, including eggs, ceramics and glass knick-knacks.  Becky’s children were her life and she loved them with all her body and soul and then when they had children – she loved them more!

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons:  Antony Gentry and wife Laticia of Snyder and Jonathan Gentry of Odessa; daughter:  Christina Hubbard and husband William of Odessa; two brothers:  Jimmy Norton and wife May of Tennessee and Danny Norton of Dallas; sister:  Marcie Lackey and husband Gale of Odessa;  best friend: Cathryn Marshall of Odessa; and eight grandchildren:  Hanna Hubbard, and Brealynn, Christopher, Destiny, William, Zachary, Antony “Trey”, and Rebekah Gentry.

Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bro. Dewey Blevins.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Peggy Nail
Peggy Susan (Curb) Nail

Peggy Susan (Curb) Nail, 63, of Odessa, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Odessa. She was born in Houston on Wednesday, November 8, 1950. Peggy met the love of her life, Jim Nail, and married him in 1991 in Odessa.

Peggy loved to talk on the phone and enjoyed going shopping very much. She was an animal lover, specifically cats. Peggy had a lengthy career in medical transcription.  As a hobby, she was a bodybuilder. She loved her grandchildren and her great grandchildren held a very close place in her heart. Never short in ways that she was special, Peggy was an exceptional cook. Peggy was a loving wife and mother, and will be missed dearly.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are husband Jim Nail, of Odessa; son Michael and wife Alina Coffman, of Austin; daughters Terri and husband Richard Spiller, of Odessa, and Kim and husband Todd Spears, of McKinney; grandchildren Laila Coffman, Justin Lee Bass, Joshua Aaron Bass, Jessie Edward Bass III, Krysten, Courtnee, Leah, T.J., and Tori; and great grandchildren Aubree Grace Bass, Garrett Lee Bass, Bryson, and a bundle of joy on the way.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Monday, November 3, 2014 at Faith Temple Fellowship, 1335 E. 6th Street, officiated by Pastor Donnie Kyker. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jose Montes
Jose Dolores Montes

Jose Dolores Montes, age 72, of Odessa, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at his home.  He was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on March 29, 1942.  He was a retired miner.  Jose was Catholic.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his daughter:  Veronica Salazar of Houston; sons:  Ricky Montes of Midland, Herman Montes of Andrews, and John Montes of Odessa; sisters:  Esperiona Valleriano of Pecos, Minga Vasquez  of Vasellia, CA, and Panfila Perez of Fresno, CA; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Mr. and Mrs. Juan Montes; his wife:  Juanita Montes; two brothers:  Gregoria and Juan Montes; and one sister:  Catalina Sanchez.

Rosary will be said at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 3, 2014.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Michael Rodriguez.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Kenneth Kobernick
Kenneth Edgar Kobernick

Kenneth Edgar Kobernick, age 62, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa on October 29, 2014.  He was born in Dallas, TX on March 13, 1952 to Clair and Edna Mae (Eaton) Kobernick.  Kenneth was a carpenter for ECISD for 15 years.  Previously,  he was a self employed contractor for Ken-Ko Konstruction.

Kenneth loved to ride his Harley.  His first love, however, was music.  He played the drums in a band, sang karaoke and danced.  The life of the party, he was outgoing and enthusiastic and never met a stranger.  Kenneth had a heart of gold.  Family was very important to him and his grandkids were the light of his life.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons:  Kenny Kobernick and wife Amy, and Derek Kobernick, all of Odessa and Travis Kobernick and wife Kelli of Bedford; mother of his children and Kenneth’s life-long true love:  Brenda Kaye; three sisters:  Claire Jean Skelton and husband Tommy of Odessa, Sherry Green and husband David of Vega, and Cindy Atkins and husband Mike of Odessa; five grandchildren:  Justin, Brady, Morgan, Mason and Makaylee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His daughter:  Faracia Kaye, and his parents:  Clair and Edna Mae, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be 6:00 Monday, November 3, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Chaplain Larry Hood.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Wayne Roland
Wayne Lee Roland

Wayne Lee Roland, age 47, of Odessa passed away at his home on Thursday, October 30, 2014.  Wayne was born in Enid, OK on January 15, 1967 to Judi (Bennington) Bradshaw and the late Walter Lee Roland.  He moved to Odessa with his family at the age of 9.  After attending Permian High School in Odessa, he began his career in heating and air conditioning in 1986.  Earning his certification, he went on to become a maintenance supervisor.

Wayne was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Claremore, OK.  His favorite pastimes were fishing and watching OU and Cowboys football.  Wayne was known for having a heart as big as Texas and would give the shirt off of his back.  He had a great sense of humor with a razor sharp wit.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Tina (Ammons) Roland of Odessa; mother:  Judi Bradshaw and maternal grandmother:  Lillie Bennington, both of Claremore, OK; step son:  Trenton Cherry of Odessa; step daughters:  Emily McFall and Tommi Cherry, both of Odessa; sisters:  Staci Collins of Midland and Courtney Harlow and husband Mickey of Odessa; nephews:  Christopher Lindley and Jacob Glass; and niece:  Loryn Glass.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bro. Lyndel Lee.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Michael James Deuth

Michael James Deuth, age 28, passed from this life at an Odessa, TX hospital on Thursday, October 30, 2014 due to a tragic accident in Kermit, TX.  Michael, a resident of Davenport, IA, was in the area doing pipeline work in the oilfield.  He was a family man, doing his best to make a good living for the children who depended on him. 

Michael was born in Denver, CO on March 19, 1986 to Michael Stephen Deuth and Roberta Stringer Deuth.

His early departure leaves a void for his loving family.

Those left to cherish his memory are his father:  Michael Stephen Deuth and wife Kelly of Davenport, IA; mother:  Roberta Stringer of Concordia, KS; children: Aries 3, Alysanah 2, Azrael 9 months; step-son: Alexander  6;  fiancé: Christina Soboroff ; siblings: TaTanisha (Scot) Morgan, Charysse (Adam) Heritage, Shanae Deuth, Zechariah Stringer, Jessica O’Marro,  Ryan Deuth, Brianna Stringer;  numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; paternal grandmother: Roialea Cash; maternal grandparents: Larry and Carol Stringer; and grandmother:  Evelyn Moser.

Michael was preceded in death by grandfather: Theodore Moser and paternal great-grandparents: Guinevere and Joseph Sparling.

He was a well known tattoo artist in the quad cities and loved riding motorcycles.

Memorial services to celebrate Michael’s life will be held at Rock Island Moose Lodge at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa, TX.

Daisy Jean Johnson

Daisy Jean Johnson, age 78, of Odessa, died Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Parks Methodist Nursing Home.  She was born on July 17, 1936 in Enterprise, LA to James Arthur Striplin and Jose Heath Striplin.  She was the 7th of 8 kids and the last of her immediate family.  Daisy was Catholic and loved her cats and working in the yard.

Daisy was preceded in death by both parents, her son, James Arthur Daye, and a baby daughter.  Her four sisters:  Joyce Pittman, Katherine Franks, Mary Helen Striplin, and Betty Striplin; and three brothers:  James Oliver Striplin, Woodie Ramsey Striplin, and Edward (Ed) Striplin, also precede her.

She is survived by her daughters:  Helen Miller of Valley Springs, CA and Christina Johnson of California; three grandchildren; sisters-in-law:  Jane Striplin of Missouri and Janice Striplin of Oregon; nephew:  Lynn Pittman and wife Judy of Kermit; and many other nieces and nephews.

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

Grady Mingus
Grady Alton Mingus

Grady Alton Mingus, age 77, of Odessa, passed away at Odessa Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  He was born in Bosque County, Texas on February 18, 1937 to the late Sylvester O. Mingus and Lillian (Christopher) Mingus.  Grady started his work history at a tomato cannery in the 1950’s.  Moving to Odessa, he worked as a roughneck and in well servicing for Devonian Well Service for many years. In the 70’s, he started his own business as a welder.

Grady loved the outdoors and spent many a happy hour fishing.  He missed his beloved horse, Sugar.  He enjoyed walking the roads searching for scrap metal and cans – nothing was better than free money!  Thursday night dances were a favorite outing.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons:  Grady Lee Mingus and wife Donna of Livingston, MT and Shane Mingus of Odessa; two daughters:  Donna Cowell and husband Jim of Ft. Worth and Julia Covington and husband Charles of Odessa; brother:  C. O. Mingus of Odessa; sister:  Rosa Gordon of Irving; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Grady is preceded in death by four wives; son:  Scott Lance Mingus; and three grandchildren:  Randy, David Wayne, and Lena Jo.

Visitation will be Monday, November 10th from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.  Funeral services will be 6:00 pm Monday, November 10, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Chaplain Larry Hood.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

William Peck
William Allison Peck

William Allison Peck, age 88, of Odessa, passed away at Buena Vida Nursing Home in Odessa on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  William was born in Ponca City, OK on April 17, 1926 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Peck.  He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII.  After serving his country, he worked as an insurance adjuster and private investigator.  He was a member of 1st Baptist Church of Odessa and had been a choir member for 30 years. 

William was a model train and model car aficionado. He loved to travel.

Survivors are his wife of 42 years:  Mary (Schlup) Peck of Odessa; sons:  Mike Peck of Missoula, MT, Lonnie Gee of Waco, and Richard Gee of Ft. Worth; daughters:  Lisa Seaton of Wichita Falls, Bonnie Lippard of Weatherford, and Gwen Gann of Ft. Worth; numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

His parents and his brother preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be 4:00 pm Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Curtis Brewer.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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