Obituaries 2017

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Audie Hollowell 
Audie Hollowell

Audie Hollowell passed away on April 12, 2017 in Odessa, Texas at the age of 60. 

Audie is survived by his loving wife Jean Hollowell, mother-in-law Joan Mayberry, children Tamara Cook and husband Brian Cook and brother Bruce Cook, Shelby Griffith and husband Tyrone Griffith, and Rebecca Mayberry-Deason.  Audie is also survived by three grandchildren, Sterling and Tristan Cook and Tyler Griffith, sister- in- law Rita Menges and husband David Menges and many cousins, nephews and nieces. 

Audie was born on January 05, 1957 in Sweetwater, Texas to Leafy Sue McClure and Joe L. Hollowell. He was a proud veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Navy in the mid-1970s. He graduated from Odessa College with an Associate Degree in Advanced Masters Welding and Building Trades. He married Jean Mayberry, his high school sweetheart 40 years ago on April 5, 1977. 

Audie was a kind, gentle, and passionate husband, father, grandfather, and friend who encouraged both family and friends to pursue their goals. Audie was a generous, witty, and strong man who never hesitated to help others. In his spare time, he enjoyed messing with people’s heads, time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, and his favorite Red truck.  Audie had a loud voice that could be heard for miles and an even louder laugh. He had a wonderful sense of humor even if it was at times a little crazy. He loved to camp, travel, and be outdoors. 

Audie was preceded in death by his parents Leafy Sue McClure and Joe L. Hollowell, father-in-law David Mayberry, sister-in-law Susan Mayberry and maternal and paternal grandparents. 

A memorial service with military honors is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bro. Clydel Chapman. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Audie's life.  

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mission Center, 3500 N. A Street, Ste. 1300, Midland, TX 79705.

Jesus L Aguirre 2017
Jesus L. Aguirre

Jesus Leyva Aguirre, age 85, of Odessa, TX, passed from this life on Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was born in Chihuahua, Mexico on Thursday, August 20, 1931 to the late Ilifonso and Isidora (Leyva) Aguirre.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sons: Lionisia Aguirre and wife Santa Maria, Cruz Aguirre and wife Fabiola, Jesus Aguirre and Rene Aguirre; daughters: Maria Carrasco and husband Frederico and Rosaria Galindo and husband Joel; brothers: Savas, Ruperto, Lupe and Felis Aguirre; sisters: Livrada and Lucia Galindo; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, April 17, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Deacon Manuel Luevano. Burial will follow at the Peaceful Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Ramon Hernandez
Ramon Moralez Hernandez

Ramon Moralez Hernandez, age 81, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was born in Mexico on June 6, 1935 to the late Mauro and Teresa (Morales) Hernandez. He married Delfina Galindo on March 15, 1959 in Mexico and they enjoyed 58 years together.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his beloved wife: Delfina Hernandez; sons: Ramon Hernandez Jr. and spouse Hugo, Aaron Hernandez and wife Vanessa, Israel Hernandez and wife Angela and Bernabe Hernandez and wife Aracely; daughters: Norma Valenzuela and husband Baudilio and Karime Hernandez and husband Jesus; sister: Santaga Lujan and husband Basilo; as well as 16 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

John P Collins
John Patrick Collins

John Patrick Collins, age 60, of Odessa passed away at his home on April 13, 2017.  He was born in Sinton, TX on May 26, 1956 to the late Levi Hill and Virginia Nell (Cleveland) Collins.  John was a US Air Force Veteran and had worked in the oilfield.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sister:  Michal Harris and husband Glen of Galveston, TX; niece:  Dawn Phillips and husband Ben; nephew: Bobby Harris; numerous cousins; and his best friends:  Eddie Holman and Dan Thorpe.

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

Roddy W Smith
Roddy Wayne Smith

Roddy Wayne Smith, age 50, passed away at his Odessa residence on Thursday, April 13, 2017.  He was born December 7, 1965 to Dessie Louise (Martin) and the late Charlie Edward Smith.  He graduated Odessa College and worked as a certified nurse's assistant.

Roddy is survived by his mother:  Louise Smith; two sons:  Deven Smith and Dexter Smith; daughter:  Britdash Smith; brother:  William Humphries; sister:  Regena Young; and two grandchildren:  Tyren and Emma.

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

Gregorio Goyo Gonzlaez
Gregorio Gonzalez

Gregorio "Goyo" Gomez Gonzalez of Willcox passed away at home on April 13, 2017 at the age of 71. He was born in Barranco Azul , Chihuahua, Mexico on February 15, 1946 to Bonifacio Gonzalez and Carlota Gomez Gonzalez. Goyo was a farm contractor, living in Arizona for the last 25 years. He enjoyed hunting, horse racing, cooking, was a very hard worker, a good family man, straight forward, loving and quiet. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

On October 16, 1966 in Odessa, Texas, he married Marcela Garza who survives him. Goyo is also survived by his daughter JoAnn ( Joaquin) Murrieta of Willcox, and his sons Joel (Guadalupe) Gonzalez of Willcox, Dominic (Samantha) Gonzalez of Tucson and his grandchildren; Samantha, DeAnn, Gregory, Irvin, Dominic, Joshua, Damian, Alan and Danixa along with 7 great grandchildren and his mother Carlota Gomez Gonzalez. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.

Preceding him in death were his son George Gonzalez and his father Bonifacio Gonzalez.

Rosary will be recited April 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Odessa, Texas on April 18, 2017 at 10:00 am.  Burial follows at Rose Hill Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery. Services entrusted to Westlawn Chapel, Mortuary and Crematory of Willcox, Arizona and Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa, Texas.  

Charles Edward Wray Sr
Charles Edward Wray Sr.

Charles Edward Wray Sr., 64 of Odessa, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Odessa, TX. He was born Monday, June 23, 1952 in Roswell, NM to Robert and Betty (Page) Wray. Charles was a very fair man who loved his family, whether you were blood or not; you were family. He liked to stay busy by creating things such as woodworking and leatherwork. Charles also enjoyed motorcycles and shooting. He was a Freemason affiliated with McFarland Lodge and served as Past Master.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his mother: Betty (Page) Wray; wife: Mary (Ottaberry) Wray; three sons: Bobby Smith, James Pogue and Charles Wray Jr.; two daughters: Lisha Rogers and Billie Pogue; one brother: Steven Wray; two sisters: Carolyn Hadley and Kary Jo Keene and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: his father Robert E. Wray.

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

Cynthia L Milam
Cynthia Louise Milam

Cynthia Louise Milam, age 69, of Odessa, passed from this life on Friday, April 14, 2017 at her home.  She was born in Bismarck, ND on May 17,1947 to the late Boyd M. and Ruth (Jacober) Slaughter.  Cindy married C. A. Milam in Wink, TX on April 30, 1965 and they were nearing their 52nd anniversary.  She worked as an oilfield secretary.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  Alvin Milam of Odessa; daughter:  Diana Sherwood of Mannford, OK; son:  Chad Wayne Milam of Odessa; sister:  Carla Briant and husband Randy of Fairview, OK; and three grandchildren:  Jake W. Milam of Odessa, Hayden W. Sherwood of Mannford, OK and Jillian Milam of Midland.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents:  Abe and Elsie Jacober and Murrell and Ruth Slaughter; parents:  Boyd and Ruth Slaughter; and her brothers:  Doyle M. Slaughter and Ken A. Slaughter.

The family will receive guests Monday before funeral services from 12 noon until 1:00 pm.  Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Mike Bartlett.  Interment follows at Odessa II Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Robert A Wilson 2017
Robert Allen Wilson

Robert Allen Wilson, age 47, of Odessa, TX, passed from this life on Saturday, April 15, 2017. He was born in Houston, TX on Saturday, November 1, 1969 to William Jr. and Patsy (Johnson) Wilson. Robert married Priscilla Villareal on October 14, 2016 in Odessa, TX. He worked in the oil field for Cotton Inspection.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his beloved wife: Priscilla Young Wilson of Odessa; sons: Robert Wilson Jr. of Denver, CO and Allen D. Wilson; daughters: Jasmine Marie Young of Odessa, Gabrielle Young of Odessa and Porcha Wilson of Houston; mother: Patsy Golden of Houston; brothers: Jerry, William and Gary Wilson, all of Houston; sister: Pamela Porter of Minneapolis, MN; brothers:  Jerry Wilson Sr., Gary Wilson, and William Wilson; and 7 grandchildren:  Jayden, Medina, Davionne, Serenity, DaMarion, Sa Nyah, Damile, and DeVonte.

He was preceded in death by his father: William Wilson Jr.

A prayer service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, April 24, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Michael Villareal. Burial will follow at the Odessa Garden II section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jovita U RAmos
Jovita Urquidi Ramos

Jovita Urquidi Ramos, age 68, of Odessa, passed away at her home on Monday, April 17, 2017.   She was born to the late Maria Luisa (Ramos) and Severiano Urquidi Gomez on February 20, 1949 in El Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico.  She was a homemaker.  A member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Jovita was also an evangelist in De Colores and Cursillos de Cristendad.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her daughter:  Marcie Zuniga and husband Bobby; two sons:  Miguel Angel Zuniga and wife Socorro and Porfirio Zuniga and wife Erica; brother:  Efrain Urquidi; and her grandchildren:  Joaquin R. Zuniga, Angel E. Zuniga, Aaron Zuniga, Dustin Zuniga, Hattie Jovita Green, Brooklyn Zuniga, Braxton Zuniga, Martin Zuniga, Michael Zuniga, Manuel Zuniga, and Brody Zuniga; and great-grandchildren:  Amely and Erick Zuniga.

She is preceded in death by her parents:  Maria Luisa  and Severiano Urquidi; her brothers: Ramon, Patricio and Javier Urquidi; and her husband: Espiridion  Zuniga.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church at 10:00 am on Thursday, April 20, 2017, officiated by Father Fernando Bonilla.  Interment follows at Los Angeles Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jovita specifically requested that no flowers be sent.  In lieu of flowers, she asked for donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital.  Donations by phone can be sent via 800-805-5856.

 

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