Obituaries 2015

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Johnnie Louise Snyder-Caston

Johnnie Louise Snyder-Caston, age 78, of Ft. Stockton, passed away in Odessa at Medical Center Hospital on February 9, 2015.  She was born in Robert Lee, TX on September 28, 1936 to John and Callie (Prine) Rives.  She was a homemaker. 

Johnnie is survived by her sons:  Harold Snyder of Ft. Stockton and John Snyder of Odessa; step-son: Rodney Caston of Jacksonville, FL; step-daughter:  Tammy Holcomb of White Settlement; sister:  Floy Heath of Odessa; and numerous grandchildren. 

Memorial services will be 3:00 pm Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 1st United Methodist Church in Ft. Stockton, officiated by Minister J. C. Caston.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Angela Alvarez Gray
Angela Gray

Angela Gray, age 65, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Thursday, February 12, 2015.  She was born in Capiatá, Paraguay on Saturday, October 1, 1949.  She was a home health provider, an invaluable source of help to many clients. 

Angela married and came to the US when she was 25.  She and her husband traveled the world (such as Algeria and Spain) before the birth of their daughter, Jennifer.  They divorced when Jennifer was only five.  Angela went on to raise Jennifer on her own.  Strong and independent, she learned to read and write English and worked hard to support herself and her daughter.  She was very determined and always accomplished whatever she set her mind to do, obtaining her citizenship in 2001.  She valued education and pushed Jennifer to complete High School.   Nothing meant more to her, however, than Jennifer and her children.  She was a very special “Nana” to her three grandsons and honorary “Nana” to their cousins, who knew they could count on her to cook up something delicious for them.  She also enjoyed working in her garden surrounded by plants and flowers. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law:  Jennifer and Ray Rizo and their three children:  Donovan, Ethan, and Mikey, all of Odessa; and four sisters:  Graciela Alvarez, Anna Alvarez, Polli Gimenez, and Mirta Palma, all of Capiatá, Paraguay. 

Rosary will be recited at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.  Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Joseph Mamachen.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Robert E Bob Davis
Robert Eugene “Bob” Davis

Robert Eugene “Bob” Davis, age 66, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Thursday, February 12, 2015.  He was born in Pampa, TX on July 15, 1948 to the late Thad and Bette (Smith) Davis.  He was a long haul truck driver.  Bob was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Bob loved to tinker with old cars and anything to do with cars; drag racing, street racing, and antique car shows.  He was also an outdoorsman, who liked fishing, hunting and camping.  He was always busy.  A devoted grandfather, he picked his grandkids up from school every day.  He was a fixture in the school parking area and blended in like one of the “mamas”.

He is survived by his wife:  Marcia (Phillips) Davis of Odessa; daughter:  Heather Crawford and husband Jesse of Odessa; two sisters:  Charlotte Jones and husband Bill of Friendswood and Peggy Joneson of Houston; six grandchildren:  Sydni, Brittany, Kori, Jessica, Dustin, and Colton; and numerous nieces and nephews who he dearly loved.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Pete Landa.  Interment with military honors will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Benjamin V Salgado
Benjamin Valenzuela “El Indio” Salgado

Benjamin Valenzuela “El Indio” Salgado, age 66, of Odessa, TX, passed from this life after a lengthy illness on Friday, February 13, 2015 at his home.  He was born in Potrero del Llano, Chihuahua, Mexico on March 31, 1948 to the late Salvador and Maria (Valenzuela) Salgado.  He married Juanita Cantu in Odessa on July 25, 1975.  He was a loving and dedicated husband.

Benjamin was a Christian a God fearing man.  He was a member of Iglesia de Poder y Restauración.   A hard worker, Benjamin worked for Holloman Construction Corporation for 30 years.  His passion in life was deer hunting.  His children and grandchildren looked forward to hunting season, for when “Papi” got home they would get to have some tasty deer jerky. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife of almost 40 years:  Juanita Cantu Salgado of Odessa; five sons:  Jose Angel Garcia and wife Chris, Miguel Garcia, Benjamin Salgado, Jr., Ricardo Salgado, and Jose Salgado and wife Claudia, all of Odessa; daughter:  Ester Hernandez of Odessa; four brothers:  Alfonso Salgado, Jose Salgado and wife Lydia, Emilio Salgado and wife Amelia, Salvador Jr. Salgado and wife Victoria; six sisters:  Delfa Salgado, Silvia Sanchez and husband Homero, Elsa Ramos and husband Erasmo, Gloria Payen and husband Ramon, Gracia Payen, and Livia Salgado; thirteen grandchildren:  Kevin, Arries, Joel, Vanessa, Aaron, Maria, Destiny, Ben III, Reyna, Alexia, Jose Jr., Genny, and Nydia; one great-grandson:  Devin; twenty-two nieces and nephews; and countless great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter:  Amanda Salgado, and one son-in-law:  Raul Payen.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Monday, February 16, 2015 at Iglesia de Poder y Restauracion, officiated by Pastor Jesus Fierro.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Maria Garza 2015
Maria Garza

Maria Garza, age 60, of Odessa, passed away at her residence on Friday, February 13, 2015.  She was born in Weslaco, TX on September 8, 1954 to the late Santos Cantu Garza and Maria de Los Santos Garza.  She had retired from working at the Super Wash.  She was a Christian.

She is survived by her brother: Jose Garza of Odessa and sister:  Delfina Garza and husband Antonio Mendoza Lara of Odessa; three nieces:  Jennifer Muñoz, Jackie Lee Colunga, and Cristal Garza; nephew:  Juan Franco; and great-nieces and great-nephews:  Austin and Aiden Franco, Estella, Viviana, and Natalie Franco, Jennifer and Fabian Alexander Muñoz, Sofia Rosemary Muñoz, Navaeh Colunga and Baby Girl Colunga.

A prayer service will be at 7:00 pm Monday, February 16, 2015 at Acres West, officiated by Pastor Emilio.  Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Interment will be privately held at Peaceful Garden Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Emmanuel Lujan
Emmanuel “Moneque” Gonzales Lujan

Emmanuel “Moneque” Gonzales Lujan, age 32, of Odessa, passed away in Odessa on Friday, February 13, 2015.  He was born in Ojinaga, MX on November 16, 1982 to Jose Alfredo “Chi-Chi” Lujan and Guadalupe Gonzales Sanchez.  He worked as a derrick man in the oilfield.

Charismatic and outgoing, Moneque never met a stranger. His fun, loving personality captivated everyone’s attention. Moneque enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, and loved taking his daughters to the park. He was very caring, understanding and was a loyal friend. He had a heart of gold and was the best father and husband anyone could ever have. Moneque will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Norma Modesto Lujan of Odessa; son:  Braydon Terrazas of Odessa; two daughters:  Emma and Esdai Lujan of Odessa; mother:  Guadalupe Gonzales Sanchez of Ojinaga; father and step-mom:  Jose Alfredo “Chi-Chi” Lujan and wife Maria de los Angeles Gutierrez Ramos of Ojinaga; brothers:  Renato Alfredo Lujan and wife Guadalupe of Ojinaga and Aldo Ivan Lujan and wife Erika of Midland; and two sisters:  Zeferina Berenice Lujan and Diana Maria Lujan, both of Ojinaga, Mexico.

Funeral services will be at a later date in Ojinaga, MX.  Interment will follow at Jardines de San Jose in Ojinaga.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Wyvone Gaji
Wyvone Green Gaji

Wyvone Green Gaji, 63, of Odessa, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 in Odessa. She was born July 5, 1951 to Tommy Lee Green, Sr. and Willie Mae Batts-Hooper in Odessa, TX. Wyvone accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of St. Matthew Baptist Church. Wyvone attended and graduated from Ector High School in 1969. She later attended Angelo State University where she took courses for half a year. After leaving Angelo State, Wyvone retained employment with Texas Instruments and was a dedicated employee of 25 years until her retirement from the company in 2004. Wyvone’s favorite pastimes included fishing, sewing, and traveling.

Those left to cherish her beautiful memory are sister: Patricia Batts of Ft. Worth, TX; brother: Tommy Green, Jr., and wife Sheila, of Austin, TX; four nephews; three nieces; and one great-nephew.

Wyvone is preceded in death by her father: Tommy Lee Green, Sr., mother: Willie Mae Batts-Hooper; and brother: Ronnie Lee Green.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be 12 pm, Monday, February 23, 2015 at St. Matthews Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Christopher Redden. Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Francisco I Gomez
Francisco Isac Gomez

Francisco Isac Gomez, age 55, of Odessa passed away at his home on Sunday, February 15, 2015.  He was born in San Juan, TX on June 2, 1959.  He was a welder for Big Tex.

Francisco was a US Army Veteran and was very proud to have served his country.  He loved life and was always ready for an adventure.  He was a jack of all trades, who enjoyed fishing and collecting coins and antiques.  A very talented person and an amazing welder, mechanic and engineer, he made homemade B-B-Q pits and benches for friends and family.  His initial on his artwork was a mark of pride.  Francisco had a sharp memory and loved to tell stories of his life and growing up.  He loved his children and grandchildren so much, that he was “Dad” to his grandbabies. He was a very loving person with a contagious smile, spreading love and laughter right up until his very last breath. 

Those left to cherish his memories are his mother:  Margarita Hooks of Pharr, TX; four daughters:  Mary Alice Aguilar and husband Oscar of Ft. Worth, Veronica Gomez and husband Joey Aguilar, Iris Gomez and fiancé Josh Tarango, and Francis Gomez and husband Johnny Olivas, all of Odessa; brothers:  Jesus Hernandez and Jose Sendejo, both of Pharr; five sisters:  Rosa Hernandez, Angelita Sendejo, Norma Hernandez, Graciela Hernandez, and Mary Hernandez, all of Pharr; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 17, 2015.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Interment with military honors will follow at Peaceful Gardens of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Lorenzo Iniguez Grado Jr.

Lorenzo Iniguez Grado Jr., age 43, died on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born on October 1, 1971 in Juarez, MX. He worked in the oilfield as a machinist.

He is survived by one daughter: Bionca Thompson; parents: Lorenzo Grado Sr. and Bertha (Iniguez) Grado; one brother: Ramon Grado and two sisters: Mabel and Ivett Grado, all of Odessa.

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

 
James Bobby Brennan II
James Robert “Bobby” Brennan II

James Robert “Bobby” Brennan, slipped away from this world on February 15, 2015, to join his parents “Gramma Evelyn” and “Grampa Bob”.  We believe they are having a family reunion in heaven along with his beloved sisters Edith and Bonnie.  Bobby was born on August 29, 1951 in Hobbs, NM.  He graduated from Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, NM, served in the US Air Force and then earned his living as a diesel mechanic.  His passion, however, was music.  He was a talented drummer and played with several bands including the “Off the Wall Band” – once featured at the Globe Theater of the Southwest.

Bobby is survived by three children:  Jason Robert Brennan, Jessica Lynn Chavira, and Clinton Willis Brennan.  His adored grandchildren are Alyssa Rae Chavira, Kiera Rylinn Chavira, and Aubree Jade Spenser.  Sisters  Debbie and Betsy, along with many friends, nieces and nephews were also counted as his blessings.  A musical tribute to Bobby will be held at a later date.  We’ll miss your Irish wit and your “blarney” too, Bobby.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Dennis Whirley
Dennis Jack Whirley

Dennis Jack Whirley, age 55, died on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born on June 1, 1959 in Big Spring, TX to Ray Whirley and Mildred (Chavers) Whirley. He worked in landscaping.

Survivors include his son: D. J. Whirley II of California; daughter: Crystyl Cole and husband Jesse of Wichita Falls, TX; two brothers: Jerry Madry of Abilene and Michael Whirley of Odessa; four sisters: Sharon Herrington of Angleton, TX, Patty Floyd of Odessa, Mary Ann Smith of Crane and Tammy Gibson of Big Spring; seven grandchildren:  Kayly, Zachary, Madison, Cameron, Kaleb, Triston, and Nicholas; and his mate:  Anna Rabon of Odessa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother:  Allen Whirley, and one sister:  Deana Bradford.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Friday, February 20, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Charles Shuffield. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 

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