Obituaries 2017

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Gerarado Lozano Baeza
Gerardo Lozano Baeza

Gerardo Lozano Baeza, age 38, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Monday, August 28, 2017. He was born in Van Horn, TX on April 22, 1979 to Quintin and Maria (Lozano) Baeza.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his parents: Quintin and Maria Baeza; brothers: Jose Antonio Baeza, Israel Baeza, Quintin Baeza and Francisco Baeza sisters: Luz M. Garcia, Carolina Baeza, Leticia Rodriguez and Rocio Vasquez; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Billie Jane Brown 2017
Billie Jane Brown

Billie Jane Brown, age 81, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. She was born in Pecos, TX on September 10, 1935 to the late Thomas and Fannie (Hammond) Camp. She married Bobbie Brown in Pecos, TX on June 6, 1953. Billie worked for ECISD for 25 years.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her beloved husband of 64 years: Bobbie Brown; sons: Mike Brown, Dennis Brown and Billy Bob Brown; brother: Tommy Camp; as well as 3 grandchildren and 5 great – grandchildren.

Family visitation will be held from 3:00-5:00 pm, Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Aaron Shipman. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Jerry Perkins 
Jerry Dewain Perkins
Jerry DeWain Perkins Sr. went to be with the Lord on August 30, 2017 and is now joined with his mom, dad, brother Mike and sister Deana. He was born in Elizabeth, LA, November 13, 1949 to J.E. & Virginia Rose (Bennett) Perkins. Jerry was a lover of maps as he was a truck driver most of his life. At any time of the day or night you could call him and if you were lost, no matter where you were, he would get you home. He enjoyed traveling those wide open roads and many knew him by his handle, “Highroller”. Jerry had a kind heart and would go out of his way to get you anything your heart desired. He really would give you the shirt off his back with no hesitation.

He is survived by his sister Darlene Durant and brother Jay Perkins of Louisiana; his daughters Pamela Harnden, Tammy Richardson, Jennifer Guidry, Jerri Boatright (John), Lauretta Williams, and one surviving son, Jerry DeWain Perkins Jr. Jerry is also survived by his grandchildren Caleb and Caden Guidry, Bryce and Dawson McCain, Hailey and Olivia Williams and Miillanyah Luna Perkins, and one great-grandson Tiger Guidry. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date with his children and close family members. Family requests in his memory, please donate to the Kidney Foundation.

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Edgar Garcia

Edgar Garcia, 24, of Odessa, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 in Loving County, New Mexico. He was born Tuesday, April 20, 1993 in Odessa, TX to Juana and George Garcia.  He worked as a welder for Azteca Fabrication. 

Edgar was a happy young man who had many friends.  His dream was to play drums for a Norteño band and thanks to Perla del Desierto for giving him the opportunity to accomplish his dreams.  He adored his two girls, Sophie and Ileana and all of his nieces and nephews.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his mother: Juana Gonzalez; his father: George Garcia and wife Nereyda; two daughters: Ileana and Sophia Garcia; one brother: George Garcia Jr. and wife Yvette; one sister: Laura Garcia and husband Derek; maternal grandparents: Jose Gonzalez and Carmen Rivas; step-brothers:  Adrian Gabaldon and wife Dennise, Auden Gabaldon and wife Francia, Adolfo Gabaldon and Alexis Gabaldon; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Maria Lopez and Jose Carrillo.

Rosary will be held 7:00 PM, Monday, October 2, 2017 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Gynith Bush
Gynith Bush

Gynith Bush, 75, of Odessa, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 in Odessa. She was born Saturday, November 8, 1941 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Harry and Ruby Walter. She graduated from Ector High School in 1960, and later, she graduated from the Odessa College School of Cosmetology. On August 1, 1966, she married Don Bush at Calvary Baptist Church in Odessa, TX. They enjoyed many happy years together before Don’s death on November 24, 2002. Gynith was a hairdresser in Odessa for many years, and she always enjoyed going to work each day to see her clients. She made many acquaintances over the years, and she cherished these relationships. Gynith was also a member of the American Legion Post #430, and she forged many valuable friendships there as well.

Gynith was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Ruby Walter; husband, Don Bush; daughter, Marcie Bush; siblings, Paul Walter and Wilma Birdwell.

She is survived by are her daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Bruce Brandon of Abilene, TX; one grandson, Colton Brandon of Lubbock, TX; and siblings, Leona Hildebrand of Odessa, TX, JoAnn Mulligan of El Paso, TX, Wanda Christian of Norman, Oklahoma, Rita Hummell of Odessa, TX, and Jan Walter of Ft. Worth, TX.

A private memorial will be held at a later date. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

David Laijas
David Laijas

David Laijas, age 63, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Friday, September 8, 2017. He was born in Nixon, TX on August 4, 1954 to Mateo and Nora Laijas.

David was a SGI Buddhist and loved riding his Harley, listening to music, and having a good time with friends and family. He especially loved spending time with his grandbabies. David was an avid sports fan.  He played baseball for many years of his young life, umpired some, and was a Raider fanatic! David also worked in the oilfield as a valve repairman.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his son: Toby Laijas and wife Crystal Marsh of Azle, TX; daughter: Nora Laijas and husband Tommy Guzman of Odessa; as well as grandchildren: Abrena Cox, Sunha Laijas and Hailey Laijas.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Mateo and Nora Laijas; his wife: Jan Laijas and sister: Rosalinda Laijas.

A Celebration of Life will be from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at McKinney Park in Odessa. Please join the family for memories, BBQ, and fellowship. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Nila Jo Morris
Nila Jo Morris

Nila Jo Morris, age 81, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was born in Seagraves, TX on May 15, 1936 to the late Ellias Lucero and Verdie Maude Neal.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her sons: Michael Joe Morris of Odessa, TX and Danny Gene Morris of California; sister: Dixie Lee Jeter of Granbury, TX; as well as 15 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Marlin Henry Morris; parents: Ellias Lucero and Verdie Maude Neal; sons: Gregory Ray Morris, Sammy Lee Morris, and Jeffrey Marlin Morris; brothers: Ellias Jeffcoat, Douglas Jeffcoat, Ronald Ray Lucero and Manuel Lucero; and sisters: Marcella Hernandez and Lila Naberetty.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Terry Pugh. Burial will follow at the Peaceful Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

JC Teague Sr
John Carl “J.C.” Teague Sr.

John Carl “J.C.” Teague Sr., 79, of Odessa, TX passed from this life at his residence surrounded by family on Monday, September 11, 2017. He was born on May 11, 1938 in Hamlin, TX to the late John Isaac and Myrtle Evelyn Teague.

J.C. proudly served as a helicopter mechanic and Sergeant in the United States Army.  J. C.  met Dorothy Fudge through a mutual friend who was her boyfriend at the time.  He was dying from cancer and had asked J.C. to take care of her.  J.C. did just that, and he married Dorothy on August 12, 1960 in Anson, TX. J. C. was discharged from the military in 1962, moving on to a 30 year career with Odessa Spring and Axle. He owned and operated AAA Lawn and Tree Service for many years.  He also owned and operated Teague Tractor Service, Custom Shredding.  J.C. enjoyed building custom guns and guiding javelina hunts in Big Bend.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his beloved wife of 57 years: Dorothy (Fudge) Teague of Odessa; son: John Carl Teague II and wife Shannon of Odessa; daughters: Elaine Zellner and partner Tavi Cernat of Odessa and Dana Warren and husband Ed of Floydada; brothers: Jerry Teague of Abilene, William Teague and wife Juana of Phoenix, AZ; sisters: Joice Pillans and husband Neal of Rotan, TX, Loise Howard and husband Carroll of Franklin, GA and Wilma Teague of Victoria, TX; sisters-in-law: Rose Taylor and husband Bobby of Brackettville, TX, Dora Bombadier and husband Fern of Hurst, TX; brothers-in-law:  James Fudge and wife Nancy of Niceville, FL and Lynn Travis Fudge and wife Mandy of Abilene; twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: John Isaac and Myrtle Evelyn Teague; brother:  Joe Teague; and his grandson:  Dustin Dell Teague.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral services with military honors will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Bethany Christian Church, officiated by Pastor Jimmy Dennis.  

Although flowers are appreciated, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made in J.C.’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Freedom House / Dream Center of Odessa.

Manuel P Manriquez Jr
Manuel Portillo Manriquez, Jr.

Manuel Portillo Manriquez, Jr. age 79, of Presidio, passed away at Continue Care Hospital in Odessa on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  He was born Sunday, December 19, 1937 in Presidio, TX to the late Manuel Manriquez Sr. and Petra (Portillo) Manriquez.  He was a retired marshall and had owned and operated the Big A Mart in Presidio.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his daughters:  Diana Martin and husband Kenneth, Marina Hernandez and husband Peter, and Yvonne Spencer and husband Gilbert; brothers:  Frank Manriquez and wife Sophia, Antonio Manriquez and wife Christina, Luis Manriquez and wife Margie, and Nicholas Manriquez and wife Graciela; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

His parents and beloved wife, Amparo (Acosta) Manriquez, precede him in death.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Presidio.  Mass of Christian Burial will be the following day, Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Teresa Catholic Church, officiated by Father Miguel Alcuino.  Interment follows at Desert Hills Cemetery in Presidio.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Alice McCraw 2017
Alice McCraw

Alice McCraw entered Heaven’s gates on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the age of 102. 

Alice was born on June 22, 1915 on a homestead in Richland Chavez County, New Mexico. She moved to Coleman County, Texas at the age of 1 ½ and was raised around Whon and Trickham, TX. 

She was married to Lester Weathers for over 21 years. They were blessed with 2 children, Billy Ray Weathers and Joyce Weathers.  Alice later married James McCraw on February 2, 1956 where they lived in Ozark, Illionios for over 34 years. They later moved to Odessa, TX in 1999. 

Alice was an Interior Designer for Elliott's Interiors, later owning her own interior design and upholstery shop in Illinois for over 25 years.  Alice was a wonderful mother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved to dance and could be found most Friday and Saturday nights dancing with husband James.  Alice was an avid animal lover.  She was a Baptist and also attended First United Methodist Church. 

Alice was predeceased by her husband, James McCraw, parents Oscar Watson and Elizabeth Dawson, Sisters, Lilian Cameron and Madie Morris and brother Buster Watson. She is survived by her son Billy Ray Weathers of Coleman, TX and daughter Joyce Trower and son-in-law Virgil Trower of Odessa.  Alice was also survived by grandchildren, James and Christy Trower, Donna and Harold Downs, Tonya and Val Gonzales, Karen and Noe Franco, Pat and John Butler, Linda Evans, Janice and Bobby Bartz, Pam and Douglas Wiseman.  Alice was blessed to be survived by 18 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. 

Graveside services pending in Trickham, TX. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Odessa Animal Shelter.

William L Phelps 2017
William Lloyd Phelps

William Lloyd Phelps, age 68, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He was born in Ashdown, Arkansas on September 2, 1949 to Burton and Mary (Wills) Phelps.  

William had retired from working as an electrician for Nabors Drilling for over 20 years. He was also a US Marine veteran. He enjoyed fishing and loved God, his family, and his country. 

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his mother: Mary Phelps of Hope, AR; beloved wife: Ann (Wanjiku) Phelps; daughters: Tonya McKinley and husband Mitch of The Woodlands, TX and Laureen Phelps of Temple, TX; brother: Eddie Phelps and wife Sherry of Magnolia, AR; sisters: Teresa O'dell and her late husband Andy, Wanda Schobey and her husband Buddy and Tammy Aaron and her husband Carl, all of Hope, AR; grandchildren: Lexus and Lacie Phelps, Skyleigh, Brady, Ashleigh and Hudson McKinley; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his father: Burton Phelps; son: David Phelps and wife Connie and sister: Linda Phelps. 

Memorial services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, September 21, 2017 at New Life United Pentecostal Church  in Hope, Arkansas. Pastor Matthew Pragel will officiate.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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