Obituaries 2015

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Cruz McClure
Cruz Quiroz McClure

Cruz Quiroz McClure, age 83, of Odessa, passed away in Odessa on Sunday, October 25, 2015.  She was born in Presidio on September 21, 1932 to the late Valente and Santiaga (Sanchez) Quiroz.  She was a homemaker.

Cruz was a feisty old lady who lived life to the fullest. Cruz enjoyed playing Bingo and was a big time Facebooker. She played games with her grandsons and cheated, repeatedly competitively to win. Cruz loved the outdoors and would go mudding on a golf cart if she had the chance.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons:  Brooks McClure of Odessa and Charles McClure of Lubbock; daughters:  Norma McClure, Diana McClure and Donna Gomez, all of Odessa and Barbara Lightfoot and Tammy Gonzales, both of Iraan; twenty-three grandchildren and thirty-nine great-grandchildren and counting.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Charles McClure, and one daughter: Teresa McClure.

Rosary will be 7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Fr. Michael Rodriguez.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Francis Christine (Horton) Grimes
Francis Christine (Horton) Grimes
Francis Christine (Horton) Grimes, age 63, of Odessa, passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Monday, October 26, 2015. She was born in Colombia, Missouri on July 14, 1952 to Bufferd Horton and Ruby Tomlinson. Frances married Tommy Grimes in Midland, Texas on January 2, 1971. They raised three children and enjoyed 44 years together.

Francis was one of a kind. She was a wonderful mom, grandmother and wife. Francis was one of the best people you would ever meet. She would do anything for anyone, especially her children and grandchildren Francis was very set in her ways though. She liked her beer, cigarettes and TV shows.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband: Tommy Grimes of Odessa; two sons: Robert Grimes and wife Wendy and Jordan Grimes, both of Odessa; daughter: Kristi Grimes of Cross Plains; brother: Bufferd “BB” Horton Jr. of Dallas; sisters: Betty Horton and Carol Mangus, both of Odessa, and Joyce Williams and Mary Denaro, both of Louisiana, fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Family gathering will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Patrick Harper
Patrick Ira Harper

Patrick Ira Harper, age 56, of Odessa, passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. He was born in Hamlin, Texas on Friday, December 12, 1958. Patrick married Barbara Ann Sumrall on Thursday, April 29, 1982 in Anson, Texas.

Those left to cherish his memories are his mother: Beth Harper of Hamlin, Texas; four sons: Monty Harper and wife Crystal, Eric Lee Harper and wife Tara, Matthew Sanchez, and Patrick Ira Harper Jr., all of Odessa; one brother: Michael Harper and wife Tina of Hamlin; and one sister: Ivie Wade and husband Dickie of Hamlin; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Friday, October 30, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Joe Townsend. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Thelma D Smith  Thelma Dee Smith
Thelma (Ledbetter) Smith

Thelma (Ledbetter) Smith, age 84, of Odessa, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Continue Care Hospital in Midland, TX.  She was born in Causey, NM on August 11, 1931 to the late Charles Henry and Norene (Barger) Ledbetter.  Thelma married Charles D. “C. D.” Smith in Dora, NM on September 3, 1949.  She owned and operated Chaparral Camera Center in Carlsbad, NM.  Thelma was a Christian and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Thelma met C.D. in the middle of a volleyball game where he said his first words to her, “Aren’t you just about the best on your team?!”  After that, they teamed up together for the next 65 years.  Thelma was witty and sharp.  Back when C.D. worked for Continental Oil Company and they were heading to a big party, she and her friends planned an elaborate outfit.  Her boss had won a mink stole and agreed to let her borrow it.  Her neighbors all chipped in to help her create an entire ensemble to complement the stole.  When C.D. ‘s bosses’ wife asked her how he could afford a mink stole on his salary, she quipped, “My husband loves me.”  Thelma kept her mind and her memory until the very end.  After having a stroke and being hospitalized and unable to talk for six weeks, it was Thelma who reminded C.D. that their Texas Safety Sticker was due for renewal.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son:  Douglas G. Smith; daughter:  Susan Elaine Howell; and two brothers:  Truman and Tommy Ledbetter.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  C.D. Smith of Odessa; two sons:  Roger Smith and wife Jana and Eugene Smith and wife Anita, all of Odessa; brother:  Johnny Ledbetter of Portales, NM; two sisters:  Nell Richards of Carlsbad, NM and Bonnie Hardin of Combine, TX; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, officiated by Justin Scott.  Funeral services are under the direction of Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jerry Horton
Jerry Lynn Horton

Jerry Lynn Horton, age 54, of Odessa, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015 in Odessa.  He was born in Odessa on May 7, 1961.  Jerry worked in the oilfield and, after he was disabled, he worked at Golden Corral.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his daughter:  Rochell Horton Richardsonand her mother:  Mary Blaylock, both of Odessa; brother:  Johnny Horton of Austin; sister:  Linda Dilbeck of Huntsville; six grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 14, 2015, officiated by Brother Bill Tatum.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West.

Ezequiel Saenz Olave

Ezequiel Saenz Olave, age 48, of Pecos, TX, passed away at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa on Sunday, November 1, 2015.  He was born in Namiquipa, Chihuahua, Mexico on June 17, 1967 to Manuel Olave Hernandez and Atocha Saenz Rodriguez de Olave.  He worked as a diesel mechanic.

Ezequiel was one of five brothers.  He was a Dallas Cowboys fanatic who also enjoyed fishing and loved to drive trucks.  He was a Mexican food fan.  Ezequiel did a little bit of everything from mechanic work to carpentry.  He was a family man whose children were everything to him and whose nieces and nephews adored him.

He is survived by his son:  Ezequiel Olave of Kansas; daughter:  Tiffany Olave of Kansas; two brothers:  Alonso Olave of El Paso, TX and Jesus Manuel Olave of Wichita, KS; three sisters:  Olga Olave of Amarillo, Maria Rita Olave of Wichita, KS, and Maria Lopez of Oklahoma City, OK; and six grandchildren.

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

JC Caston
JC Caston

JC Caston, age 78, of Odessa, passed from this life at his residence on November 2, 2015. He was born in Robert Lee, Texas on April 16, 1937 to Bessie Johnson and Joseph Clements Caston.  JC married Beatrice Delores Gregory on December 23, 1959 in Maryville, TN.       

JC was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 13 years and was also a member of the Robert Lee Masonic Lodge #696.  He worked in oilfield sales.  He was a longtime member and spiritual leader of Unity Church of West Texas.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his three sons: Justin Duran Caston, Kregg Caston, and Jay Derek Caston and wife Celya; one sister: Evelyn Copple and husband Boyd; nine grandchildren: Amanda Torbert, Ashley Griffin, Steven Mers, Matt Caston, Cassie Caston Berry, Nicole Caston, Valerie Caston, Kirstin Caston, and Kaleb Caston; thirteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

JC was preceded in death by his wife:  Beatrice Delores Gregory Caston, his parents: Bessie Johnson and Joseph Clements Caston, and six siblings: Mary Jo Harmon, Henry Caston, Betty Lou Harp, Clem Caston, Lowell Caston and Carlton Caston.

Memorial services with military honors will be at 11:00 am, Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Wm Robert Felts
William Robert “Billy” Felts

William Robert “Billy” Felts, age 52, of Odessa, passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa on November 2, 2015.  He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on August 16, 1963 to Jack Felts and the late Linda Stracener. 

Billy lived in Odessa most of his life and was known by many people.  He had one of the best personalities.  He could make you smile in any situation.  Billy was as big as life in size and attitude.  He will be loved and missed endlessly.  “See you on the other side, BoogALoo.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his father:  Jack Felts of Odessa; son: Cody Felts of Odessa; daughter:  Jessica Castenada of Odessa; two sisters:  Judith Felts of Austin and Sarah Felts of Arlington; his grandchildren; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother:  Linda Stracener Felts.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Freedom Park next to the YMCA officiated by Bro. Dewey Blevins.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Felipe Rodriguez
Felipe de Jesus Rodriguez

Felipe de Jesus Rodriguez, age 55, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Monday, November 2, 2015,  He was born in Ojinaga, Mexico on February 5, 1960 to the late Alfonso Rodriguez and Cruz Carbajal.  He was a construction worker and a Catholic.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother:  Cruz Carbajal of Odessa; one son:  Arturo Villa of Austin; three daughters:  Amber Rodriguez Campos of Lubbock, Monica Ortega of Abilene, and Lizett Rodriguez of Alpine; brothers:  Eloy Carbajal of Ojinaga, MX, Pedro Carbajal of Odessa, Jose Carbajal of Ojinaga, and Cecilio Rodriguez of Sonora, MX; four sisters:  Ramona Orona of Lubbock, Maria Mendoza of Boise, ID, Doloros Galbadon and Angelica Olivas, both of Odessa; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father:  Alfonso Rodriguez.

Prayer services will be at 7:00 pm Wednesday evening at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Graveside services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 Maria S Dominguez Maria S Dominguez
Maria Soledad Dominguez

Maria Soledad "Chole" Dominguez, 94, of Odessa, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. She was born Wednesday, July 27, 1921 to Desiderio and Agustina Gonzalez in Las Vigas, Chihuahua, Mexico.  She was a homemaker.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her son: Manuel Dominguez and wife Dolores; grandchildren: Hector Dominguez and wife Rachel of Odessa, and Rosendo Dominguez; and great-grandchildren: Ezequiel, Marco, Hector Jr., Erica, Claudia, Maribelle, Eli and Rigoberto Dominguez.

Rosary services will be 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 pm Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Fernando Bonilla.  Burial will follow at Los Angeles section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

M NICHOLE AVILA
Marie Nichole Avila

Marie Nichole Avila, age 43, of Odessa, passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on November 3, 2015. She was born in Odessa, TX on May 31, 1972 to Andres Avila and the late Nieves Villalobos.

Nichole was a good hearted woman. She never said no to anyone or anything. Nichole always saw the good in people and was there to listen to their problems. She loved God and was always sending up prayers. Nichole was also a fighter. She loved watching movies and eating shrimp at Red Lobster.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her father: Andres Avila of Odessa; brother: Alfredo Machuca of Odessa; sisters: Lupe Gutierrez of Crystal City, TX and Socorro Garcia of Odessa.

She was preceded in death by her mother: Nieves Villalobos and brother: Manuel Machuca.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Friday, November 6, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Fernando Bonilla. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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