Obituaries 2017

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Manuel Ybarra Herrera Manuel Herrera
Manuel Ybarra Herrera

Manuel Ybarra Herrera, age 102, of Odessa, passed away at his home on Sunday, October 1, 2017.  He was born in Rotan, TX on April 10, 1915 to the late Jesse Herrera and Ramona Morales.  Manuel was a retired welder's helper and had proudly served in the US Army during World War II.

Manuel was a man of strong faith with a big heart full of love and generosity.  He loved everyone and never met a stranger.  He loved family gatherings, music and dancing.  Mechanically minded, he liked to twiddle with things.  Gardening and caring for livestock were not chores to him, but a delight.

He is survived by his sons:  Manuel Herrera Jr. and wife Manuela, Ruben Herrera and wife Lupe, Jimmy Herrera and wife Margaret, Ellis Herrera and wife Yolanda, Johnny Herrera and wife Myrta, George Herrera and wife Lenora, and Ricky Herrera and wife Nelda; daughters: Ann Rodriguez and husband Hector, Helen Gonzalez and husband Marcos, Mary Molinar, Ginger Martinez and husband Lupe, Elida Helscel, and Connie Barragan and husband Efrain; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife:  Natividad Lopez Herrera; his son: Ben Herrera; seven brothers:  John, Jesse, and Edward Herrera (all three were also WWII Veterans), Frank, Paul, Amarante, and Crispen Herrera; sister:  Sue Medrano;  and grandchildren:  Jaime Herrera "Little Rabbit" and Baby Amanda Herrera.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm.  Interment follows at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Agusala and the StarCare nurses and aides for their special care and attention.

Luis Alberto Galindo
Luis Alberto Galindo

Luis Alberto Galindo, age 35, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Sunday, October 1, 2017. He was born in Juarez, Mexico on March 28, 1982 to Jose Luis and Mayte (Galindo) Torres.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his son: Isiah Galindo; brothers: Jose Torres (Vilma), Favian Torres (Sofia) and Daniel Torres (Aralee) and sister: Brissa Torres, as well as numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Odessa Garden II section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Delores James 2017
Delores Estelle (Hallcy) James

Delores Estelle (Hallcy) James, age 53, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Sunday, October 1, 2017. She was born in Pampa, TX on October 26, 1963 to the late Robert Lee and Kay (Simmons) Hallcy.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her beloved husband: Tony James of Odessa; sons: DeeQuaillian Faivre Alexander Emmanuel Jordan, DeVonnian Quantrelle Sheridan Ezekiel Hallcy and D.Jhanassee Antonius Cha-Quis Ezra-Nehemiah James and daughter: Tira James; brother: Robert Kelly Hallcy and sisters: Demetra Simmons, Dionne Simmons, Diana Simmons, Delecia Cash, Delencia Fields and Vanessia Gray.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother: David Fields and sister: Dena Simmons.

Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor George Brown. Arrangements are entrusted to Aces West Funeral Chapel.

Donald Ray Upton
Donald Ray Upton

Donald Ray Upton, age 74, of Midland, TX passed from this life on October 3, 2017 at Midland Memorial Hospital. He was born in Onapa, Oklahoma on July 29, 1943 to the late Obie and Lillie Mae (Hughes) Upton.  He was a jeweler.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his son: Jerry Upton of Waynesboro, MS; brother:  Bill Upton of Madill, OK; three sisters:  Faye Troublefield, Sarah Jane Bentley and Mary Pierce, all of Carlsbad, NM; three grandchildren:  Nikki, Timothy and Donnie; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Leo James Headrick

Leo James Headrick, age 80, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. He was born in Anderson County, TX on August 23, 1937 to the late Jesse James Headrick and Alver Estell (Walding) Headrick.  Leo married Pansy Vaughn in Memphis, TX on August 3, 1956 and she preceded him in death in 2012.  He worked as an over the road truck driver.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his son:  Stacy James Headrick of Odessa; daughter:  Kimberly Renae Beckham of Sandpoint, ID; two brothers:  Jimmy Headrick of Colorado City, TX and Chet Headrick of Tucson, AZ; two grandchildren:  Michael Lee Cass and Crystal Dawn Howell and four great-grandchildren:  Shayden, Kylee, Adaleine, and Weston.

His parents; his beloved wife:  Juanita "Pansy" Headrick; brothers:  Butch and Troy Headrick; and sisters:  Thelma Johnson and Laverne Headrick precede him in death.

Graveside memorial services will be privately held at Los Angeles Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Kathryn Nordman
Kathryn Idella Mae Nordman

Kathryn Idella Mae Nordman, age 89, of Odessa, passed away at Parks Methodist Retirement Village in Odessa on Thursday, October 5, 2017.  She was born in Healdton, OK on October 1, 1928 to the late Melvin and Ellar (Smith) Patterson.  She was a homemaker.

Her parents and husband, Fred Nordman, precede her in death.

Survivors are her sons:  Mike (Vicki) Nordman, Loyce (Debbie) Nordman, and Kenneth (Gwen) Nordman; three grandchildren:  Chris (Rhonda) Nordman, Honey (Kevin) Patterson, and Danny (Sabrina) Nordman; and great-grandchildren:  Seth, Nate, and Becca Patterson, Allen Nordman, and Spencer Nordman.

The family will receive friends in Odessa at Acres West Funeral Chapel Saturday evening at 7:00 pm.  Graveside services will be at Duncan City Cemetery in Duncan, OK on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Amelia Calderon
Amelia Olivas de Calderon

Amelia Olivas de Calderon, age 76, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Friday, October 6, 2017. She was born in Palomas, Mexico on May 5, 1941 to the late Simon and Pilar (Valenzuela) Olivas.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her sons: Pilar Calderon (Bertha) of Odessa, Jorge Luis Calderon (Maria) of Odessa and Rigoberto Calderon (Andrea) of Midland; brother: Gustavo Olivas of Odessa; sisters: Flora Porras of Odessa and Manuela Vasquez of Presidio; as well as 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Monday, October 9, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Deborah J Leavens
Deborah Jeanne Leavens

Deborah Jeanne Leavens, age 57, of Odessa, TX, passed from this life on Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was born in Puerto Rico on October 11, 1959 to Wilfred Durwood and Eleanor Jane (Holley) Gleason.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her son: John Paul Leavens and wife Sabrina Ann; daughters: Samantha Ledbetter and husband Ronald and Angelica Tait and husband Jamie; mother: Eleanor Gleason; brothers: Warren Gleason and wife Stephanie, Michael Gleason and wife Bonnie and Daniel Gleason; sister: Laura Tambe and husband Sam; as well as 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father: Wilfred Gleason.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Mike Bartlett. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Preston Wood
Preston Lee Wood

Preston Lee Wood, age 67, of Midland, TX passed from this life on Sunday, October 8, 2017. He was born in Abilene, TX on February 1, 1950 to the late Claudie Leo and Martha Lee (Wise) Wood.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his beloved wife of 5 years: Argentina Lujan; daughter: Deborah Ann DeLeon and sister: Claudia Gunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Tommy and Bruce Wood.

No services have been scheduled at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Grace Davis 2017
Grace Kay Davis

Grace Kay Davis, age 57, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Monday, October 9, 2017. She was born in Burbank, California on Tuesday, August 23, 1960 to the late Allen Frederick and Liesbeth Marta (Boeckelt) Davis.

Grace graduated from Odessa High School in 1978.  She was a cook for Medical Center Hospital and ECISD.  Friends and family remember Grace as a fun-loving spirit who cared deeply for her loved ones.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her son: Dustin Richey of Odessa; daughters: Lisa Pritchett and husband Jason of Cochran, GA and Brittney Davis-Miller of Odessa; sister: Claudia Ross of Odessa; as well as 6 grandchildren and 1 on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Michael Davis.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Reverend Jimmy Braswell. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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