Obituaries 2016

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Kenneth W Robinson
Kenneth Wayne Robinson

Kenneth Robinson, 76, of Odessa, TX passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016.  Kenneth was born in Big Spring on August 10, 1939 to Bill and Birdie Mae Robinson and graduated from Garden City High School in 1957.  He married Karen Salmon on September 1, 1967 in Crane, TX.  He worked in the oilfields of West Texas for most of his life.  He was part owner of SRS, Corp in the boom years of the 1980’s and finished out his career with Waters and Waters of Goldsmith.  He loved to fish, but his greatest love and joy was his grandson, Jake.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Karen of Odessa, TX; his son:  Randall Wayne Robinson of Austin, TX; his daughter:  Suzanne Robinson Phillips, son-in-law:  Will Phillips, and grandson:  Jake William Phillips, all of Elgin, OK; five sisters:  Deanie Craft of Garden City, TX, Deborah Robinson of Big Spring, TX, Becky Robinson Curnutt of Lubbock, TX, Betty Davis of Coahoma, TX, and Birdie Wooten of San Angelo, TX; seven brothers:  John Robinson of Garden City, TX, Richard Robinson of Eunice, NM, Gary Robinson of Austin, TX, Jim Robinson of Eldorado, TX, Melvin Robinson of Robert Lee, TX, Jerry Don Robinson of Ft. Worth, TX, and Loren Robinson of Kingsland, TX; his mother-in-law:  Patsy Salmon of Odessa, TX; a sister-in-law and her husband:  Janis and Freddie Southerland of Odessa, TX; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; Bill and Birdie Mae; a brother:  Bill Robinson; and two sisters:  Viola Hillger and Mary Hillger.

Special thanks to Star Hospice and Deerings Nursing Home, both of Odessa, TX.

No services are planned at the request of Kenneth and his family.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice in Kenneth’s honor are appreciated.

Ricky L Dyke
Ricky Lee Dyke

Ricky Lee Dyke, passed away at the age of 54 at Medical Center Hospital on Saturday, January 2, 2016.  He was born in Mt. Carmel, IL on November 18, 1961 to the late Rufus Eugene and Mary Louise (Jones) Dyke.  As a machinist, Ricky worked very hard.  Although he was very stubborn and hard headed, he was the most loving and caring individual you could know.  He was the rock for many members of his family, never asking for anything in return.

The many left to cherish his memory are his daughters:  Courtney Holdeman of Odessa and Lisa Dyke of Kermit; as well as his step-children:  Casey Sorrels and Billy Maples, both of Odessa; and his brothers and sisters:  Larry Dyke of Shawnee, OK, Duane Dyke of Graham, AL, Donna Kemp of Junction and Tammy Dees of Odessa.  Those that did not get the chance to know and enjoy Ricky long enough are his seven grandchildren:  Melissa, Jude, Nathaniel, Aleesa; Kayson, Braydon, and Calyx as well as many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 2:00 pm, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West.

Very loved, Ricky will be missed more and more each and every day.

Margie J Elliott
Marquette Jo “Margie” Elliott

Marquette Jo “Margie” Elliott, age 76, of Brazoria, TX, formerly of Odessa, passed away on January 2, 2016 at her son’s home in Odessa. She was born in Pampa, TX on March 18, 1939 to the late Claude and Georgia Bell (Hunt) Stanton.  She married Thomas Elliott in Pampa on October 16, 1957 and became a “domestic goddess”, beloved wife and mother and grandmother.  Margie was a Protestant. 

Margie was a military wife.  Tom was in the military and they lived all over the country and overseas.  She taught her boys to do their own laundry, clean, cook and knit.  She enjoyed sewing and embroidering, making crafts and doing ceramics and loved to make things for her grandchildren.  A talented cook, she was an awesome candy maker and her banana pudding and chili verde were famous. She traveled all the way to Georgia to teach her daughter-in-law how to make “real” Mexican food.  Margie also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and camping.  In her spare time, she played Bingo and participated in a bowling league for many years.  After some tutorials from her kids, she became a Facebooking fool and loved keeping up with all the kids and grandkids online. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  Tom Elliott of Brazoria; three sons:  Kenneth “K. J.” Stanton and wife Carrie of Odessa, Terry Elliott and wife Donna of Brazoria, and John Elliott and wife Gale of Jackson, GA; twelve grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother:  Jimmy Stanton.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Donnie Rollie, assisted by Pastor Carrie Stanton.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West. 

Cynthia R Chism
Cynthia Renea (Bird) Chism

Cynthia Renea (Bird) Chism, age 59, of Odessa, passed from this life at her daughters residence on Monday, January 4, 2016. She was born in Iraan, TX on May 9, 1956 to the late Paul and Doris (Breedlove) Bird. Cynthia married Joseph “Wes” Chism in Odessa, TX on December 13, 1995. They enjoyed 20 years together.

Cynthia loved everyone and everyone loved her. She brought out the best in everyone and had a great heart. Her love for her children and grandchildren was unconditional. Cynthia enjoyed spending time with them and was sad when she couldn’t be around them.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband: Wes Chism of Odessa, TX; son: Joshuah David Anderson of Odessa, TX; daughter: Jennifer Hanson and husband Johnny of Odessa, TX; two brothers: Paul Bird of Iraan, TX, Joshuah Anderson Sr. and 6 grandchildren: Joshuah Anderson Jr., Tyler Green, Michael Pipkin, Knicholaus Hanson, Glory-Autumn Hanson and Johnny Hanson and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Paul and Doris Bird; brother: Michael Bird, sister: Kathy Munguia, and step-dad:  Freddy Kneupper.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Dewey Blevins. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Pearl S Cain
Pearl S. Cain

Pearl S. Cain, age 88, of Odessa, passed from this life at her residence on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. She was born in Tipton, Oklahoma on March 24, 1927 to the late J.W. and Ida (Brewer) Woods. Pearl married Edwin L. Cain in Andrews, TX on October 12, 1955.  A strong Christian woman, she was a homemaker, loving wife and mother to five children.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her four daughters: Cordelia Muck and husband Johnny, Barbara Young and husband Gary, Kathy Hatfield and husband Robert and Sue Cain, all of Odessa; 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: J.W. and Ida Woods, her beloved husband:  Edwin L. Cain, and son: Michael Cain.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Monday, January 11, 2016 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Johnny Touchstone. Burial will follow at Odessa Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Gary Young, Robert Hatfield, Jeremy Hatfield, Logan Hatfield, Roger Young and Jerry Wells. Honorary pallbearer will be Johnny Foreman.

Special thanks to Pearl’s caregivers Tanya Juliano and Miranda Hesson.

Mark Nathaniel Johnson

Mark Nathaniel Johnson, age 53, of Odessa, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at his home.  He was born in Odessa on September 30, 1962 to Wilbur Ray and Mary Ann (Cordell) Johnson.  He was a carpenter. 

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

Heavenly L Bergen
Heavenly Laverne-Marie Bergen

Heavenly Laverne-Marie Bergen, age 2 months, passed from this life on January 6, 2016. She was born in Odessa, TX on November 10, 2015 to Chaynette Bledsoe and Beauchan A. Bergen Sr.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her parents Chaynette Bledsoe and Beauchan Bergen; brothers: Taviche Grimes Jr., Beauchan Bergen Jr., Beauchan Bergen III and Bryson Bergen; sisters: Jada Bellinger and Serrajhya Bellinger, all of Odessa; step-sisters: Dashandra Bergen of MT, Finess Johnson of Odessa and Savannah Bergen of Houston, TX; step-brother: Jadakiss White, Javijon Bergen of Arlington, TX and Bradon Pegue of Odessa, TX; grandmothers: Juliette Bergen Stephens of Bend Brook, TX and Gwendolyn Marie Powell of Odessa, TX; godparents: Willette and Dorrick Ross of Odessa, TX and Shaytiya Powell, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Tyrone Moorer Jr., Samuel Johnson, Jevon Bell and Dorrick Ross Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Taviche Grimes Jr., Beauchan Bergen Jr., Beauchan Bergen III, Bryson Bergen, Jadakiss White and Javion Bergen.

A Wake will be from 6 - 8:00 pm, Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 9:00 am, Monday, January 11, 2016 at Greater St. John Baptist Church with burial to follow at Los Angeles Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Maria Vazquez
Maria del Consuelo “Chelo” Vazquez Garcia
Maria del Consuelo “Chelo” Vazquez Garcia, 75, of Odessa, was called to heaven on January 7, 2016. Chelo was born to the late Jesus and Benita Ramirez Garcia March 12, 1940. Chelo was a homemaker who raised eight children. She was a devoted Catholic and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Chelo loved caring for her garden, replete with trees and rose bushes. She enjoyed dancing, sewing, cooking, and making tortillas and tamales from scratch. Chelo was a devoted wife and mother, and instilled her love of family, music, and laughter to her kids.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons: Jaime Luis Vázquez, Soni Vázquez, Cesar Vázquez, and Jorge René Vázquez, all of Odessa; daughters: Rosa Maria Meagher of Southlake, Rosalba Bernholz , Mari Alonzo, and Susie Vázquez, all of The Colony; one sister: Lidia Garcia of Odessa; four brothers: Arturo Garcia and Jesus Garcia, both of Odessa, Leobardo Garcia of Lubbock, and Carlos Garcia of Tierras Nuevas, Mexico; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Juan de Dios Vazquez and parents: Jesus and Benita Garcia.
Rosary will be prayed at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Isidore Ochiabuto. Burial will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

Maria del Consuelo García de Vázquez “Chelo” fue llamada al cielo el 7 de enero del 2016 en Odessa. Chelo fue hija de Jesús García y Benita Ramírez. Nació el 12 de marzo del 1940 en México.
Chelo fue ama de casa y dedicó su vida al cuidado de sus 8 hijos y su esposo de más de 55 anos. Le gustaba tender del jardín repleto de arboles y rosales. También le gustaba ir a los bailes, la costura, cocinar, y hacer tortillas de harina y tamales de puerco. Les inculco a sus hijos apreciar la música, el amor de familia, y la alegría. Chelo era miembro de la Iglesia Católica de San José en Odessa.
Los que le sobreviven y recuerdan sus más bellas y dulces memorias son sus cuatro hijos: Jaime Luis Vázquez, Soni Vázquez, Cesar Vázquez, y Jorge René Vázquez, de Odessa; cuatro hijas: Rosa Maria Meagher de Southlake, TX, Rosalba Bernholz , Mari Alonzo, y Susie Vázquez, de The Colony, TX; una hermana: Lidia Garcia de Odessa; cuatro hermanos: Arturo Garcia y Jesus Garcia de Odessa, Leobardo Garcia de Lubbock, y Carlos Garcia de Tierres Nuevas, Chihuahua; 16 nietos y 9 bis-nietos.
Chelo es precedida por sus padres y su esposo.
El Rosario será el lunes, 11 de enero del 2016 a las 7:00 de la tarde en la capilla de Acres West. Misa de cuerpo presente será el martes, 12 de enero del 2016 a las 10:00 de la mañana en la Iglesia Católica de San José, oficiado por el Padre Isidore Ochiabuto en Odessa. Entierro será en el Panteón Jardines Tranquilos con Cementerio de condado de Ector.
Servicios encomendados por Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University, Odessa.
Bob Landis
James Robert “Bob” Landis

James Robert “Bob” Landis, age 74, of Odessa, passed from this life on Thursday, January 7, 2016. He was born in Littlefield, TX on August 26, 1941 to the late James Willard “Jim” and Odist Mae (Swanson) Landis. Bob married Nancy Kelley in Littlefield, TX on August 25, 1962. He absolutely adored his wife and they enjoyed 53 years together.

Bob was a hard working man and loved his family very much. He was very proud of his kids and bragged on them all the time. His grandbabies and his little psycho dog “Shaggy” were his world. Bob never met a stranger. He retired for three months and fished as long as he could, then returned to work driving a school bus. Afterwards he started working at Hughes Oilfield Transportation in 2010.  Bob loved wearing his bib overalls and enjoyed fishing, fixing up old cars, football, car racing, taking his 1935 Ford to car shows and anything on ESPN.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Nancy Landis of Odessa, TX; two sons: Ronnie and wife Tami Landis of Big Spring, TX and Jim Landis of Weatherford, TX; two daughters: Tammy and husband Calvin Turner of Eldorado, TX and Libby and husband Bubba Jones of Livingston, TX; two sisters: Eva Ruidisill of Lubbock, TX and Jerline Williams of Hereford, TX; 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and car buddies: Chuck Leckbee and Larry Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his parents: James and Odist Landis and brother: Lloyd Lee Landis.

Family visitation will be 6-8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services with Military honors will be 10:30 am, Thursday, January 14, 2016 at, St. Andrew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, officiated by Jimmy Braswell. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family can be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in Bob’s memory may be sent to Hughes Oil Field Transportation.

Waldo Henderson
Walter Allen Henderson

Walter Allen "Waldo" Henderson, age 56, of Odessa, passed from this life at his residence on Friday, January 8, 2016. He was born in Odessa, TX on September 17, 1959 to the late Gerney “GG” Gairld and Jerry Lynn (Cravens) Henderson.

Waldo was a very fun loving guy who enjoyed hanging out with his friends. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone. Waldo enjoyed working on cars, motorcycles, partying, drinking and loved being the center of attention.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his two sons: Nathan Henderson Sr. and Tim Henderson, both of Bullhead City, AZ; one brother: Dean Henderson and wife Elizabeth of Odessa; one sister: Reha Sue Kinnie of Houston, TX; one aunt and uncle: Paul and Ann Cravens and 6 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Gerney and Jerry Lynn Henderson.

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

Butch
Tommy Joe “Butch” Malone

Tommy Joe “Butch” Malone, age 61, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Sunday, January 10, 2016.  He was born in Monahans, TX on March 5, 1954 to the late William Franklin and Tommie Eulalah (Nickels) Malone.  He was a coast to coast truck driver.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Connie Malone; sons:  Jacob Malone and wife Rebecca and Harley Malone; daughter:  Charlene Malone and fiancé Tony; step-children:  David Moore Jr and Chrystal Jones; and ten grandchildren, all of Odessa.  He is also survived by his brother:  Don Malone of Midlothian, TX and sister:  Mary Henderson of Granbury, TX.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother:  Jimmy Malone.

A memorial celebration to honor his memory will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Cocklebur Camp, (white metal building at 5712 Kingston, Odessa, TX).  The family will share memories and invites friends to come and contribute. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

 

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