Obituaries 2017

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Gabino Gonzalez
Gabino Gonzalez

Gabino Gonzalez, 65, of Fort Stockton, TX passed away at his home, Wednesday, January 11, 2017. He was born Wednesday, September 5, 1951 in Santa Elena, Chihuahua, MX to Erminio and Maria De La Paz (Barraza) Gonzalez.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Albina (Baiza) Gonzalez; his mother; two sons: Gabino Gonzalez Jr. and Federico Gonzalez; two daughters: Margarita Gonzalez Garcia and Amy Gonzalez; numerous siblings and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services will held privately by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Mary Ellen (Straight) Hammerle

Mary Ellen (Straight) Hammerle, 89, of Midland, TX passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Hogan Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Thursday, May 19, 1927 in Dearing, Kansas to the late Samuel Gilbert and Inez (Tomlinson) Straight.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her sons: Charlie, Karl and William Hammerle; daughters: Ellie May Elsen and Letty Jo Meek; sisters: Pat Christiansen and Sylvia Jones; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Karl Herbert Hammerle; parents; daughter: Inez Vigil; brothers: George and Robert Straight and sister: Carmen Tucker.

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

Liandro L Escobedo Sr
Liandro Lopez Escobedo Sr.

Liandro Lopez Escobedo Sr., also known as "Bear", age 59, of Marathon, TX and Brady, TX, passed away in Ft. Stockton at Pecos County Memorial Hospital on Sunday, January 15, 2017.  He was born and raised in Brady, TX to the late Marcos and Trinidad (Lopez) Escobedo.  His birthday was May 19,1957.  An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and his roosters and working outside.  He worked at the sand plant and owned and operated his own landscaping company.  He also loved music and played the Bajo Sexto.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Carolyn Sue Ponder of Marathon; son:  Liandro Escobedo, Jr. of Round Rock; brothers:  Alex, Alvino, Frank, Jimmy, and Marcos Escobedo; and sisters:  Adela Kemph, Felipa Hernandez, Alicia Carrillo, Mariann Vasquez, Margarita Flores, Olivia Valadez, and Diane Aguilera.

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

Maria G Huertas
Maria (Grado) Huertas

Maria (Grado) Huertas, age 91 of Odessa, TX passed from this life at Seabury Nursing Center on Sunday, January 15, 2017. She was born in Colorado City, TX on Tuesday, June 9, 1925 to the late Trinidad and San Juanita (Hernandez) Grado.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her son: Adan Huertas and wife San Juanita; sister: Simona Huertas; 3 grandchildren; Maria Simona Licon, Marisela Huertas and Adan Huertas Jr.; 8 great-grandchildren: Kyara, Carlos, Itzen, Xasha, Xsavian, Aden, Adan III and Adamariz and 3 great-great grandchildren: Arisela, Eisha and Mariana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Fulgencio Flores Huertas.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, January 18, 2017 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, January 19, 2017 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Rosehill section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Roxanne R Salcido
Roxanne Racheal Salcido

Roxanne Racheal Salcido, age 45, of Odessa, TX passed from this life at her residence on Monday, January 16, 2017. She was born in Grants, NM on Wednesday, March 3, 1971 to Benny and Frances (Salazar) Lucero.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her husband: Ramiro Salcido; mother: Frances Lucero; daughters: Racheal Garcia and husband Gustavo of Albuquerque, NM and Reanne Salcido and companion Jose Alvarado Aguirre Jr. of Odessa, TX; brother: Benito Lucero and wife Melanie of San Francisco, CA; sister: Evelyn Marez and husband Greg of Kingmen, AZ and two grandchildren: Mariano and Isaac Garcia.

She was preceded in death by her father: Benny Lucero.

Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 pm, Friday, January 20, 2017 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Milan, New Mexico. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Milan, New Mexico. Inurnment will follow at San Mateo Cemetery in San Mateo, NM. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

April M Sims
April Marie Sims

April Marie Sims, age 41, of Fort Stockton, TX passed from this life on Monday, January 16, 2017. She was born in Odessa, TX on Sunday, August 3, 1975.  She was the oldest daughter of Donald Allen and Sara Jane (Dunn) Sims. She was a dispatcher at Sun Coast Resources.

April was a beautiful loving mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister, but most of all, a friend to all who knew her.  She was independent, brave, and caring.  Her infectious laugh and smile, and the joy she brought to others is what will be remembered most.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her daughters: Tracey Sims and spouse Aaron Juarez of Abilene, TX, and Stephanie Sims and Tori Sims, both of Fort Stockton; brothers:  Charles Sims and wife Rachel of California, Tommie Sims and Donnie Sims and wife Andrea, all of Fort Stockton; sisters: Charity Sims of Gardendale, Amanda Smith and husband Josh of Winters, and Brittney Sims of Omaha, NE; and six grandbabies:  Sophia, Felix, Alijah, Arabella, Bralynn, and Cameryn Wesley.

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held at 5:00 pm, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Terry Morris Cawley
Terry Morris Cawley

Terry Morris Cawley, 71, passed away peacefully surrounded with love on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Terry was born on October 21, 1945 in Levelland, Texas to J.L. And Lorene Vernell (Abshire) Cawley. He grew up in Midkiff along with his 4 other siblings, and went to school in Rankin. On February 8, 1967, he married his loving wife Judith Marie Schneider in Rapid City, SD. Although they were anticipating celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with their anniversary mini pancakes, we will devour them in his honor.

Terry was a man of many trades from a roughneck to a business man to a professional storyteller. Terry and his brothers started an ambulance service, he was the owner of Colorado Gulf, and Production Engine and Field Service. He would "do anything to make a dollar". He had a love for guns, antique cars, and racing. He spent unforgettable weekends at the Penwell Dirtbowl Speedway. Anyone around him for very long knew that he always had a story to tell and you were guaranteed a good laugh, while questioning the validity of the story. He enjoyed making others laugh and the finer things in life. Most importantly, he loved every person that he ever met, and he was well respected by them. He was the most generous and admirable man around, he would often give to those in need even if he didn't have it. As a devoted and loving family man, his family was "the apple of his eye".

Terry was preceded to his heavenly home by his parents: J.L. And Lorene Cawley; his sister: Mildred Cawley; his brothers: Nathan Gale "Nate" Cawley, James Wade "Jim" Cawley, Billy Ray Cawley, and Wayne Lee "Slim" Cawley; and a beloved grandson: Hilton Dean Goff.

To keep his memory alive, he leaves behind his doting wife: Judy Cawley; daughters: Sissy Goff and husband Benny of Iraan, and Terri Renee Penegar and husband John of Odessa; son: Daniel Allen of Odessa; and five grandchildren: Ashley Kaehler and husband Gary, Justin Cawley, Jonathan Penegar, Kristen Penegar, and Austin Allen.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Agape Dream Center to be officiated by Pastor Jimmy Dennis and Brother Wayne Shelton. Interment will follow at American Heritage Cemetery in Midland County. Pallbearers will include: Gary Gardenhire, Kenneth Abbott, Coby Duncan, Rowdy James, Gary Pitts, Troy Chesnut, Jerry Tucker, and Scott Thane. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Christian and Jim Breeding.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Flowers are welcome, and contributions in Terry's honor may be sent to the Hilton Dean Goff Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1214, Iraan, TX, 79744.

Celso Mota Alvidrez
Celso "Papo" Mota-Alvidrez

Celso "Papo" Mota-Alvidrez, age 65, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  He was born in Banderas, Chihuahua, Mexico on April 6, 1951 to Simon Mota and Soledad Rodriguez Mota.  He was a loving son, husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was a hardworking auto mechanic who always put his family first.  Papo, we will miss you greatly for you were the source of strength, guidance, and comfort for this family.  We will hold on to your memory always.  We love you and you will be dearly missed. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Sylvia Arras Mota of Odessa; sons:  Saul Mota of Odessa and Javier Mota of New Mexico; daughters:  Soraida Mota of Odessa and Elvia Cordova of Andrews; brothers:  Domingo Mota, Samuel Mota, Manuel Mota, and Lorenzo Mota; sisters:  Celia Torres, Juana Contreras, and Audelia Contreras; fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. 

His parents, his sister, Magdelena Torres and brothers: Valentin Mota and Ramon Mota, precede him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 9:00 am Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Iglesia Apostolica de La Fe en Cristo Jesus, 1127 Yucca, Odessa, TX, officiated by Pastor Elias Niño.  Interment follows at Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Nació en Banderas, Chihuahua, México un 6 de Abril 1951.  Sus padres fueron Simón Mota y Sra. Soledad A. de Mota.  Contrajo matrimonio con la señorita Sylvia Arras, con la que formo un hogar y Dios los Bendijo con seis hijos:  Saúl Mota de Odessa, Javier Mota de New México; hijas:  Soraida Mota de Odessa y Elvia Córdova de Andrews, TX; nietos 14; bisnietos 10.  Dos angelitos que están con el señor.

Su profesión era Mecánico.  Donde fue my exitoso.  Soporto a su familia, hijos y nietos.  Era muy responsable, amigable, y muy conocido por sus amigos.

Celso Mota fue miembro de la Iglesia Apostólica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús (Ranchito del Norte, Odessa.) 

Partió a vivir con nuestro Dios 18 de Enero 2017.  Lo extrañaremos mucho, para su familia era la autoridad, el sostén, el apoyo.  Sus hijas, hermanos, Domingo, Samuel, Manuel, Lorenzo y su hermanas:  Juana Contreras, Audelia Contreras y Celia Torres y le precedió a la muerte a su hermanos Ramón Mota y Valentin Mota y su hermana Magdalena Torres.

Daddy, Por siempre te amaremos y vivirás e nuestros recuerdos.

Servicios fúnebres se llevaran arabo en la Iglesia Apostólica, 1127 Yucca Avenido, Odessa 9:00 am.  Oficiando el Pastor Eliacer Nino.  Funeral Cementerio Ector County, 300 N. Dixie, Odessa Sabado, 21 de Enero 2017.

Jose Joe Luna
Jose “Joe” Luna

Jose “Joe” Luna, age 71, of Odessa, TX passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. He was born in San Felipe, Guanajuato, Mexico to Leopoldo and Angela (Cervantes) Luna.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his son: Joseph Luna of Odessa; daughter: Lisa Victoria Luna of Odessa; brothers: Juan and Julio Luna, both of San Felipe, MX; sisters: Filimona Cervantes, Nieves Luna, Juana Luna, and Ofelia Luna, all of San Felipe, MX and 6 grandchildren: Mari Yvette Luna, Corina Gutierrez, James Acosta, Jamea Acosta, Leopoldo Angel Luna Jr. and Angela Acosta.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife: Corina (Blea) Luna and son: Leo Angel Luna.

Memorial services will be privately held.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Carl W Weems
Carl Wayne Weems

Carl Wayne Weems, age 66, of Odessa passed away at Buena Vida Nursing and Rehabilitation on Friday, January 20, 2017.  Carl was born in Comanche, TX on May 21, 1950 to the late Johnny Carl and Joyce Laverne (Wright) Weems.  He retired after 35 years with GE Oil and Gas as a dispatcher.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Janice Weems of Odessa; daughter:  Carly Weems of Austin; son:  Dillan Weems of Midland; brothers:  Kenneth Dale Weems and Cecil Glenn Weems, both of Odessa; sister:  Marilyn "Diane" Randall and husband Bruce of Odessa; and two grandchildren:  Nikola and Karl Weems; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, January 23, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Enrique Carrera Sr
Enrique Carrera

Enrique Carrera, age 76, of Odessa, passed from this life on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Deerings Nursing and Rehabilitation in Odessa.  He was born in Presidio on Sunday, April 21, 1940 to  the late Concepcion and Pomposa (Carrasco) Carrera.  Enrique married Maria Rodriguez in Presdio on January 1, 1965.  He worked as a parts deliveryman for Key Energy.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife of 52 years:  Maria Carrera of Odessa; son:  Enrique Carrera Jr. and wife Juliet of Odessa; sister:  Margarita Nunez of El Paso; three grandsons:  Frankie Estrada, Enrique Carrera III, and Ramon Carrera; and one great-grandson:  Diego Carrera.

His parents, beloved daughter:  Socorro Salgado; and brother:  Ramon Carrera, precede him in death.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm on Monday, January 23, 2017.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Odessa II Gardens of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 

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