Obituaries 2016

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Mary Gloria Jimenez
Mary Gloria Jimenez

Mary Gloria Jimenez, 69, of Odessa passed from this life Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Odessa Regional Medical Center. She was born in Tuscola County, Michigan on Wednesday, October 2, 1946 to Jose and Eulalia (Martinez) Villa. Mary married Eden Jimenez on August 28, 1973 in Carlsbad, New Mexico and they enjoyed 43 years together. She worked for ECISD as a pastry cook for 22 years.

Mrs. Jimenez was well known by many as Mom, Grandma, Sister and Friend. She was known for her talent of cooking and arts and crafts. Mary also enjoyed shopping. She was an all around loving woman and mother. Mary was always willing to help anyone in need.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her husband: Eden Jimenez of Odessa, TX; two sons: Tony Marquez Jr. of Odessa, TX; Ernest Marquez of Odessa, TX; two daughters: Sylvia Marquez of Odessa, TX; Isabel Vera and husband Daniel of Odessa, TX; one brother: Raymon Villa and wife Marie of Monahans, TX; one sister: Betty Ramon of Odessa, TX; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many loving friends and close family: Gary and Claudia Corbitt.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Jose and Eulalia Villa and two younger brothers: Santiago (Jimmy) and Jose Luis Villa.

Family visitation will be 3:00-10:00pm, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 and 9:00 am-10:00 pm, Thursday, June 30, 2016. Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Thursday, June30, 2016 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, July 1, 2016 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Kumar Jujuvarapu. Burial will follow at the Peaceful Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Imelda V Chavez 
Imelda Villa Chavez

Imelda Villa Chavez, age 21, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  She was born in Odessa on January 26, 1995 to Tomas and Carolina (Villa) Chavez.  She had graduated from Odessa High School.

Imelda was beloved by her nieces and nephews.  She was a very brave person and didn’t let anything hold her back.  A princess and the light in their eyes, Imelda was much loved by everyone, especially her parents.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her parents:  Tomas and Carolina Chavez of Odessa; paternal grandmother:  Berta Chavez of Mexico; maternal grandfather:  Julian Villa of Odessa; and three brothers:  Tomas Chavez and wife Ere of Mexico, Herman Chavez of Odessa, and Oscar Chavez and wife Jessica of San Antonio.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel on Monday evening at 7:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Miguel Romero.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Barbara E Brown
Barbara Elaine “Nana” Brown

Barbara Elaine “Nana” Brown, age 55, of Odessa, TX, passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. She was born in Jacksonville, FL on September 14, 1960 to Norma Gene (Gunn) and the late Wilford Dean Adams. 

Barbara married Ricky Brown in Odessa on December 17, 2011.  They were married at 12:17 pm on 12-17 – just to make it easy to remember.  When asked what she really wanted at the time of their marriage, her reply was “my grandchildren.”  She wasn’t interested in cars, homes, or riches.  Barbara’s name, “Nana” says it all.  It is the word most used in their home.  She was always saving the munchkins.

Barbara was also a beloved wife, mother, sister and daughter.  She loved and cared for her mom and was always concerned for her welfare.  She cherished and loved Cheryl, her sister.  She was Lisa’s loyal defender and had realized her dreams of developing a relationship with James.  She was Ricky’s “Beauty to his Beast” and a part of him.

Barbara was a Cowboys fan (Go Romo!) and loved Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  She also enjoyed camping and fishing.  She was an independent person, who loved animals.  She fostered cats and dogs and raised chickens and dachshunds who will miss her dearly. (Although she hated the roosters!)  Although she called them foster, there was probably never any real plan to find them any other home.

Barbara was Saved and believed in Christ her risen Savior and wanted everyone to know and accept Christ in their lives.  The one thing we can be sure of is that Barbara is now in her Father’s house where he has prepared many mansions.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her husband Ricky Brown of Odessa, TX; her mother: Norma Adams of Odessa; son:  James Reese Martin of Abilene; daughter:  Lisa Hawkins of Odessa; brothers:  Gary Adams of Norman, OK and Eddy Adams of Odessa; sister:  Cheryl Hailes of Magnolia; three grandchildren:  Dominic Hawkins, Madison Futch, and Reese Futch; numerous nieces and nephews and one great niece.

She was preceded in death by her dad and two siblings:  her brother, Raiford Adams and sister, Debra Rossi.

Funeral services will be at 12:17 pm on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Larry Hood.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

“I love you, honey, and I know you are no longer suffering.”  - Ricky

Chester Goin
Chester Eugene Goin

Chester Eugene Goin, age 93, of Odessa, TX, passed from this life at Sienna Nursing Home on Thursday, June 30, 2016. He was born in McLeansboro, IL on Thursday, July 13, 1922. He married Johnnie Mae Pounders on September 5, 1963 and she preceded him in death on May 22, 2010.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his daughter: Diane Branch of Odessa, TX and grandson: Ronnie Bussey of Odessa, TX

He was preceded in death by his parents: Alva and Julia (Kelly) Goin and wife: Johnnie Goin.

Viewing will be 8:00 -10:00 am, Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Martha Elva Hernandez
Martha Elva Hernandez

Martha Elva Hernandez, age 60, of Odessa, TX passed from this life in Odessa, TX on Sunday, July 3, 2016. She was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on Monday, September 19, 1955 to Carmen Fierro. She married Juan Hernandez on January 6, 1973 in Ojinaga, MX and they enjoyed 43 years together.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her husband: Juan Hernandez; four daughters: Zobehida Hernandez, Flor Hernandez and husband Ricardo Vargas, Guadalupe Hernandez, Saira Hernandez and spouse Analisa Rodriguez; brother: Jaime Fierro; four sisters: Eliza Valles, Socorro Valles, Leonila Reeses and Soledad Valles; grandchildren: Kimberly, Jaime and Jonathan Hernandez.

She was preceded in death by her mother: Carmen Fierro and three brothers: David Valles, Armando Valles and Eulalio Valles.

Rosary will be held 7:00 pm, Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Gilbert Rodriguez.  Burial will follow at the Odessa Garden II section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Richard E Rausch
Richard E. Rausch

Richard E. Rausch of Odessa, TX passed away July 3, 2016 at home with his family at his side.  Dick was born December 1, 1931 in Evanston, IL to Earl and Pearl Rausch.  Dick spent his early years in Long Beach, California where he developed a lifelong love of music.  Dick attended Hollywood Professional School, played professionally in a jazz band, and sang in several Barber Shop Choruses. During his time in the Army Dick was a member of the 279th Army Band. 

Dick attended California State University-Long Beach and became a CPA. Dick spent most of his professional career working in Colorado Springs at his own firm and at Colorado Springs National Bank.  Although semi-retired Dick was never one to be idle and continued to work as an accountant in Odessa, TX with Moseley & Riddle until the time of his death.  

Dick had a tremendous love of the outdoors. During his lifetime he summited many of Colorado’s 14,000 ft. peaks.  Dick enjoyed hiking, skiing, camping, and motorcycling.  Dick and his wife, Donelda enjoyed summers in Buena Vista, Colorado and many travel adventures throughout the U.S. during their many years together. 

Dick was a longtime member of the Lions Club and currently an active member with the Odessa Downtown Lions Club.  Dick was a current member of the Sun Country Gentlemen Barber Shop Chorus and a member of Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, singing with the church choir.  

Dick is survived by his loving wife Donelda and his children Michael Rausch, Diane Rausch, Gavin McWhirter and Diane, and Brett McWhirter. Grandchildren: Brian & Melissa, Karen & Bear, David, Tim, Sarah, Joel, Drew, Lauren and Heather.  Great Grandchildren: Ryer and Emma.  

Memorial services with Military honors will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday July 30, 2016 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, officiated by Father David Mossbarger and Deacon Judy Cobb.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Saint Barnabas Church Music Department or the charity of your choice.

Johnny Walden
Johnny Michael Walden

Johnny Michael Walden, age 63, of Odessa, TX, passed from this life at his residence on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. He was born in Odessa, TX on Sunday, January 11, 1953 to the late Billy Joe and Alta Tina (Dietz) Walden. He was a Welder.

Johnny loved working, watching television and playing Xbox.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Nancy Blalock of Odessa, TX; three daughters: Sarah Harber of Georgia, Marsha Whitly of El Paso, TX and Shirley Pittle of Odessa, TX; two brothers: David Walden of Odessa, XT and Phillip Walden of Ft. Worth, as well as 7 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Billy Joe and Alta Tina Walden.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, July 11, 2016 at the Peaceful Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Billy Lee WallBilly Lee Wall
Billy Lee Wall
Billy Lee Wall, age 73, of Odessa, TX passed from this life at his residence on Thursday, July 7, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends after fighting a long hard battle with congestive heart failure. He was born in Albany, Oregon on Wednesday, May 19, 1943. Bill graduated from Hobbs High School in 1961. He owned and operated Bill’s Appliance Sales and Service of Odessa beginning in 1972 until forced into retirement in 2006. Bill was well known by his many customers for his expertise, honesty and trustworthiness. He was a man of many talents. One of which was wood working. His brother-in –law stated “Bill has a lot of art in this house” as evidenced by his cabinetry and artistic design of his home. Bill loved his Cushman Scooter, fishing and traveling with hopes of further adventures. He was a hard worker who took pride in whatever he did. Bill and Leta eloped to Juarez, Mexico at ages 19 and 16 and were together through thick and thin for almost 54 years.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife Leta Wall of Odessa, TX; two daughters: Christina Martin and son-in-law Obert Martin, Melanie Trotter and son-in-law Sean Campbell, all of Odessa, TX and two very special grandsons: Matthew and Tyler Trotter; two sisters: Pat Knapp and husband Gary, Linda West and husband Steve of Hobbs, NM; brother-in-law: Travis Spoonemore of El Paso, TX; three nieces: Lisa West of Hobbs, NM, Sherry West of Ontario, Canada; Sheryl Stiles of New Boston, TX; two nephews: Bryan and Jerry Knapp of Hobbs, NM; several great nieces and two great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Earl and Marie Wall and one sister: Brenda Wall-Smith, all of Hobbs, NM

Special thanks to Sean for all his help at all times, day and night and always with a smile and to Dr. Darrell Parsons, Nurse Amanda and his office staff for all their help and kindness and to his friends Jose and Dora Martinez for driving almost 300 miles to visit with Bill in his last hours. He will be missed.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Greenfield Acres Baptist Church at 2114 Yukon Road in Odessa, TX, officiated by Mike Bartlett. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Tami Lynn Manor
Tami Lynn Manor
Tami Lynn Manor, 49, of Odessa passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Odessa, TX. She was born Monday, March 27, 1967 in Burlingame, CA.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her son: Devin James Manor of Odessa, TX; two sisters: Christina Bell and Susan Bell both of Odessa, TX and one nephew Christian Bell of Odessa, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Barbara Sue Jackson and James Bell.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at First Baptist Church of Odessa, officiated by Pastor Don Norris. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Maria Elizabeth Hamm

Maria Elizabeth Hamm, age 66, of Odessa, TX, passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Thursday, July 7, 2016. She was born in Durango, Mexico on Tuesday, May 2, 1950 to the late Esedro Nunez and Francisca Esparza.

Maria married Richard Hamm in Port Aransas, TX on July 31, 1990 and he preceded her in death in 2003.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her sister: Pilar Pena of Odessa, TX; five brothers: Juan Esparza of Chicago, IL, Jesus Esparza of Michigan, Jorge Esparza of Odessa, TX; Jose Luis Esparza of Dallas, TX and Francisco Esparza of Chicago, IL.

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

Virgie Lee Worley
Virgie Lee Worley
Virgie Lee Worley, age 70, of Monahans, TX passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Saturday, July 9, 2016. She was born in Hobbs, NM on Saturday, March 16, 1946 to the late Gene Othell and Wanda Hix. She was a Homemaker.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her four sons: Brandon Edwards, Thomas Edwards, Shanon Winton and Michael Winton, both of Houston, TX; three brothers: Bill HIx of Andrews, TX, Shawn Hix of Monahans, TX; Jerry Don Hix of Lubbock, TX; two sisters: Norma Hix of Monahans, TX and Debbie Hix of Odessa, TX; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Gene Othell and Wanda Hix; step- mother: Bobbie Hix; brothers: Bob Hix, Michael Hix, Dennis Hix and Larry Hix; sisters: Diana Samples, Emma Jean Ivey and Margaret Mason.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm, Monday, July 11, 2016 at Crossroads Fellowship in Monahans, TX, officiated by Pastor Jackie Redmon. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
 
 

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