Obituaries 2017

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Tammy Lynette Murphy
Tammy Lynette Murphy

Tammy Lynette Murphy, age 47, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Saturday, November 4, 2017. She was born Sunday, August 2, 1970 to Judy Gail (Miller) and Arvil Lee Murphy in Baytown, TX. She married her husband Joel Murphy Monday, August 6, 2007 in Alamogordo, NM.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her beloved husband: Joel Murphy of Odessa; her mother: Judy Gail Miller and husband Butch of Baytown; her father: Arvil Lee Murphy Jr. and wife Barbara of Odessa; one son: David Lee Himel and wife Kaylun of Monahans; one brother: Billy Wayne David and wife Aimee of Atlanta, GA; and one granddaughter: Savannah Himel of Monahans.

Memorial Services will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Officiated by James Murphy.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Robert Dudley Bob Johnson 2017
Robert Dudley "Bob" Johnson

Robert Dudley "Bob" Johnson, 71, of Galveston, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Llano, Texas during a Round Rock GPAA river outing, doing what he loved, dredging for gold with his best friends, Brett Rowley and Michael Judd. 

Bob served honorably in the US Army as a Lieutenant during the Vietnam War. He was a three-time Texas power lifting record holder, and later volunteered to judge high school power lifting meets. He retired after 32 years as an engineer for Union Pacific Railroad. He volunteered as a Koi judge for the ZNA for over 20 years. He also volunteered at the Galveston Railroad Museum. After retirement, Bob joined his wife Iris, with operating their gift shop in Galveston. He served on the Civilian Review Board for the Galveston Police Department, was a member of the Galveston Treasure Hunters, the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA), and the Lost Dutchman Mining Association (LDMA).  

Bob was born June 11, 1946 in Orlando, FL. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Iris Speed; son, Robert Johnson, Jr. and wife Lalainya of Houston; his daughter, Tracy Hlavenka and husband Joey of Round Rock; stepsons, Kevin Speed and wife Susan of Wimberley and Sean Speed and wife Patricia of College Station; stepfather, Bill Knight of Wimberley; sisters, Sarah Barlow of Wimberley, Mary Elizabeth Hall of Thorndale, and Anna Slocum of San Antonio; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother Mary Jane Hodgkinson Knight. 

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Rodolfo Serna
Rodolfo Mendoza Serna

Rodolfo Mendoza Serna, age 75, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was born in San Rosalia, Mexico on June 21, 1942 to the late Fernando and Maria Luisa (Mendoza) Serna.

He worked as a heavy machine operator for Briley Construction for over 30 years. Rodolfo enjoyed landscaping and cutting grass. He loved eating red enchiladas and watermelon, dancing and his goats. He would help anyone before he helped himself and was an amazing husband and the greatest father. He loved celebrating his anniversaries and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Rodolfo battled cancer for the past 14 years. Through all the pain he would always say he was "bien" or "good" and never complained. Because of his positive attitude, his fighting spirit, and the tremendous support of his family, he was a good example and an inspiration to others.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife of 53 years, Tomasita Serna; sons: Arnulfo Serna and wife Rebecca and Rodolfo Serna Jr. and wife Josie; daughter: Diana Rivera and husband Pilar (who was also his #1 son in law); brothers: Ruben Serna, Remedios Serna, Cruz Serna and Ismael Montes; twin sister: Maria Luisa Montes; as well as 13 grandchildren: Teresa Rizo, Angelica Serna, Michelle Serna, Carolina Serna, Cynthia Serna, Kassandra Rivera, Dianalee Rivera, Yuralee Rivera, Uriel Rivera, Nayeli Serna, Jesus Manuel Serna Jr, Joe Angel Serna and Rachel Serna and 3 great-grandchildren: Victoria Rizo, Ian Serna and Juan Carlos Galindo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son: Jesus Manuel Serna; brothers: Rosalio Serna and Ramon Serna and sister: Felicita Flores.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, followed by interment at the Peaceful Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Joyce Crispin
Joyce Lee (Conder) Crispin

Joyce Lee (Conder) Crispin, age 56, of Gardendale, TX entered eternity on Monday, November 6, 2017. She was born in Olney, TX on Sunday, August 6, 1961 to Eddie Dewayne and Glenda Joyce Lee Conder.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her parents: Eddie Conder and Glenda Joyce Lee (Conder) Wadley; daughters: LaTesha Riggs and husband Stan and Tiala Salinas and husband David, both of Odessa; son: Larry D. Johnson of Odessa; brother: Douglas Eggleston of Spring, TX; sister: Della Jo Hensley of Marathon, TX; as well as 14 grandchildren: Kaylie, Jayden, Tristen, Daman, Raven, Mariana, Aleah, Eliza, Eric, Emma, Sarah, David Jr., Juan, Ashley; 6 great-grandchildren: Alfredo, Santos, Isaiah, Genesis, Salina and Camila and numerous friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Darryl Craig Crispin; sister: Dianna Wells; son-in-law: Nathan Meadors; grandchild: Shelvy Darlynn Cooper and step-father: Bill Wadley.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Rachel Perales
Rachel Marie Perales

Rachel Marie Perales, age 50, of Lubbock, TX, formerly of Coyanosa entered eternity on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was born in Pecos, TX on June 12, 1967 to the late Porfirio and Ignacia (Mesa) Perales.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her brothers: Armando Perales and wife Irma, Porfirio “Pilo” Perales Jr. and wife Elena and Esiquio “Zeke” Perales and wife Lori; sisters: Olga Abila and husband Cruz, Viola Alvarez and husband Jesse, Alicia Perales, Cleopatra Soto and Priscilla Perales Villegas and husband Albert; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; nephew: Cruz Abila Jr. and brother-in-law: Leopoldo Soto.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Monday, November 13, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father David Herrera. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm at St. Joseph Cemetery in Fort Stockton, TX. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Christine (Quell) Faglie

Christine (Quell) Faglie, 59, of Midland, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was born Monday,  January 13, 1958 to Elizabeth and Helmut Quell in Comstock, Germany.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are one son:  Allen Faglie and wife Danielle of Midland; one daughter:  Dawn Busbee and husband Rickey of Midland; one brother:  Helmut Quell of Germany; one sister:  Marguite Thomas of Washington; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be held at a later date.  She will be laid to rest at the family cemetery in Purmela, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Marvine Byrnes
Marvine Byrnes

Ollie "Marvine" Byrnes, age 76, passed away peacefully, Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Ozona, TX.  She was born in Rankin, TX on October 11, 1941 to Bert and Ollie Belle (Wall) Potts.

Marvine was a faithful member of Southside Baptist Church in Monahans for over 40 years.  She took great joy in delivering the taped sermons to shut-in members each week.  She was a very gifted and talented crocheter and those who knew her very seldom ever left without one of her special crocheted pot holders or hot pads.

Marvine worked many years for Mitchell Food and then as a sitter for the elderly.  She loved each and every one of the individuals she sat with.

Marvine is preceded in death by her parents, her brother:  Buddy Potts; sister:  Barbara West; and grandson:  Casey Brewer.

She is survived by her daughter:  Rita Diane Brewer; grandsons:  Daniel Bigham and Colin Brewer; and great-grandchildren:  Anastasia Bigham and Daniel Bigham Jr.; sister:  LaDonna Truelock and husband James; brother-in-law:  Sherman West; special lifelong friends:  Larry and Gloria Sprouse. Many nieces, a nephew, cousins, and friends are left to cherish her memory.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 15th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Southside Baptist Church, 1402 S. Main, Monahans, TX.  Services will be at 2:00 pm at Southside with Brother Mark Fricke officiating.  Graveside services will follow at Monahans Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Daniel Bigham, David Haygood, Chris Stout, James Truelock, Sherman West and Mary Williamson.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Joseph Ali Urquidez
Joseph Ali Urquidez

Joseph Ali Urquidez, age 25, of Odessa, TX entered eternity on Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was born in Phoenix, AZ on October 10, 1992 to Donna (Orozco) Urquidez and the late Jose Francisco Urquidez. 

Joseph had a big heart and an even bigger personality.  He loved to laugh and make those around him laugh and feel loved.  His presence lit up the room.  His carefree spirit, personality, and attitude were his most outstanding traits.  Anyone who knew him, knew he had a knack for turning any event into a memorable one.  Joseph was one of the most real people you would ever meet:  so honest, loving and loyal.  He cherished his friends and strangers as well.  He just loved everyone he came across.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his mother:  Donna Urquidez of Odessa; maternal grandmother:  Prude Orozco of Odessa; maternal grandfather:  Andres Orozco of Midland; paternal grandmother:  Olga Soto of Sonora, MX; two brothers:  Fabian Urquidez of Odessa and Omar Urquidez of Austin; sister:  Bianca Carrasco and husband Homero of Odessa; nieces and nephew:  Violet, Iris, Ivory, Cassandra, Jared, Mariana, and Camila; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father and paternal grandfather.

Public visitation at the funeral home begins Tuesday, November 14th.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel, officiated by Pastor Joshua Zuniga.  Interment follows at Odessa II Gardens of Ector County Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Luis Mendoza Jr 2017
Luis Mendoza, Jr.

Luis Mendoza, Jr., 26, of Kermit, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2017. He was born Monday, August 19, 1991 in Andrews, TX to Luis, Sr. and Alicia (Rodriguez) Mendoza.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his parents of Kermit; his maternal grandma: Julia Rodriguez of Denver City; paternal grandparents: Eva (Lopez) and Laco Mendoza of Lubbock; four brothers: Jose Luis Mendoza of Espanola, NM, Jonathan Mendoza of Odessa, Arturo Mendoza of San Antonio, Abraham Chavez of Odessa; four sisters: Jessica Lujan of Monahans, Eve Mendoza of Springer, NM, Celia Pando of Midland, Danalia Mendoza of Odessa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandpa: Amado Rodriguez.

Prayer Service will be held 7:00 pm, Monday, November 20, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Shanon L Lawrence
Shanon Lynn Lawrence

Shanon Lynn Lawrence, age 47, passed away at her Odessa home on Sunday, November 12, 2017.  She was born in Odessa on May 3, 1970 to Sharon Aubrey Lawrence and Madeline (Poole) Lawrence.  Shanon worked as an LVN for New Horizons.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her mother: Madeline Lawrence; son:  Treavor Runyan; daughters:  Chelsey Runyan and Chasiti Cutchall; brother:  Paul Lawrence; sister:  Terry Lightfoot; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, November 17th.  Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 am at Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West.

Jose Maria Reyes Villa
Jose Maria Reyes Villa

Jose Maria Reyes Villa, age 81, of Odessa, TX entered eternity on Monday, November 13, 2017. He was born in Guadalupe, Chihuahua, Mexico on July 2, 1936 to the late Francisco and Emiteria (Villa) Reyes. Jose was a very happy and free spirited man. He enjoyed visiting family members, going to flea markets and making ice cream with his grandchildren. He also loved music and to go dancing.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sons: Francisco Reyes (Araceli) of Harlingen, TX, Victor Reyes of Odessa, Daniel Reyes and Ruben Reyes, both of Guadalupe Distrito Bravo, MX; daughters: Maria del Pilar Rojas (Antonio), Paula Reyes (Arturo) and Martha A. Reyes (Hector Manuel Munoz), all of Odessa; brothers: Alvino Reyes of Lovington, NM and Oscar Reyes (Alicia) of Fabens, TX; as well as 30 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Josephina Salcedo Reyes; brothers: Pedro Reyes, Manuel Reyes, and Jose Reyes; sisters: Soccorro Reyes, Enedina Arenas, and Elvira Ramirez.

Services will be held at a later date in Mexico. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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