Obituaries 2018

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Jose Luis Tercero
Jose Luis Tercero

Jose Luis Tercero, age 62, of Odessa, TX entered eternity on Friday, January 26, 2018. He was born in Los Alamos, Mexico on September 15, 1955 to the late Ricardo and Agripina (Huertas) Tercero. He also served in the Mexican Army.

Jose was a fighter and a hardworking man that never gave up. He was a great father,  grandfather and loved his family very much. Jose was also a Mechanic and owned his own shop for many years. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards and listening to music. You could often find him outside mowing the grass after his amputation.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sons: Jose "Joey" Luis Tercero Jr. and Anthony Jesus Tercero and wife Jackie; daughter: Melisa Ann Tercero; siblings and their spouses: Carlos, Manuel, Cornelio, Enrique and Ricardo Tercero, and Rosa Guevara; as well as 3 grandchildren: Alexis Maria Tercero, Jaslynne Monique Tercero and Mylie Makayla Tercero.

He was preceded in death by his daughter: Jennifer "Jenny" Maria Tercero and one grandchild.

Visitation will begin at the funeral home at 4:00 pm on Monday, January 29, 2018 in the 24 Hour Chapel.  Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Zanayah Xzaly Castillo
Zanay'ah Xzaly Castillo

Our little angel, Zanay'ah Xzaly Castillo was born and whisked away to the arms of Jesus on January 27, 2018 in Odessa, TX.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Polo and Martha Fabela; and great grandfather, Alfredo Chavez.

Those left to cherish her memories are her parents: Juan Castillo and Victoria Fabela; grandparents, Juan and Veronica Castillo; uncles, Jonathan De La Cruz, Michael Jaquez, Daniel Fabela and Andy Fabela; and aunts, Lizann Castillo and Viviana Zubiate.

Graveside services will be held at 9:00 am, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Los Angeles section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Thomas Elmo Gabriel
Thomas Elmo Gabriel

Thomas Elmo Gabriel, age 62, of Odessa, TX entered eternity on Saturday, January 27, 2018. He was born in Hamlin, TX on February 15, 1955 to the late Elmo Bernice and Sharlot (Riddle) Gabriel.

Over the course of his 62 years, Thomas Elmo Gabriel managed to touch the lives of many. We celebrate and cherish those memories which we will hold with us for many years to come.

As an adult, Tom worked hard to serve others in many different capacities; whether that be as a Deputy Sheriff for the Wink County Sheriff Department, or toiling away in the vast oil fields of West Texas.

Tom was a loyal friend and confidant. While he was good at telling you what was on his mind, he was also good at listening, and was always willing to lend an ear to those who needed it. Many people sought his opinion and advice when it came to matters of importance. He was a compass, whose direction was often consulted, and rarely questioned.

May his life serve as an inspiration to others. May his acts and deeds live on in the memories of those he cherished, and who equally, continue to cherish him. May the God of Grace speed his soul to that endless river from whence all we all were born and to which we all must return.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his beloved wife: Yolanda Gabriel; sons: Kenneth Gabriel (Kendra) of Abilene, Christopher Gabriel of Odessa and Robert Bryce Gabriel of Odessa; daughter: Leslie Moncrief (Dakota) of The Colony; brother: Ralph Gabriel of Stamford; sisters: Teresa Matthews of Abilene and Sherri Lynn Gabriel of Merkel; as well as 3 grandchildren: Marly, Mason and Mallory.

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

Ricky Durbin
Ricky Dean Durbin

Ricky Dean Durbin, 61, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at his home in Marshall. Ricky was born June 20, 1956 in Watford, North Dakota to Wayne Eugene Durbin and Delores Ann Lewis Durbin.

He was a truck driver for Merchants for many years before working as a foreman in the construction business. He was also a master carpenter. Ricky was a jack of all trades and could do just about anything. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Delores and Doug Hamilton; and brother, Billy Durbin.

Ricky is survived by his wife, Leanne Hadley; son, Ryan Durbin; daughter-in-law, Myra Durbin; daughter,  Charity Carter; son-in-law,  Clyde Carter; granddaughters, Elena Durbin, Lyric Carter and Creek Carter; grandsons, Anthony Durbin and William Durbin; brothers, Don Wadley and Terry Mathson; and sisters, Faye Hayes, Tracy Travis, and Julie Poe.

A memorial service will be held at 7 pm, Friday, February 9, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd., Odessa, TX 79764. Pastor Mike Bartlett will officiate.  

Maria G Hill 2018
Maria Guadalupe Hill

Maria Guadalupe Hill, age 56, of Odessa, TX entered eternity on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Odessa. She was born Sunday, September 24, 1961 in Boise, ID to the late Carmen and Maria Anjelica (Mendez) Torres.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her son: Chris Hill (Bryna); daughter: April Hill; mother:  Maria Torres; brothers: Ruben and Michael Torres and Anthony Torres (Betty); as well as grandchildren: Phillip Hill, Lany Hill, Krys Hill, Robert Hill,  Addy Hill, Luwanna Hill and Chance Hill.

Prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm, Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 pm, Friday, February 2, 2018 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Elda Molina 2018
Elda S. Molina

Elda S. Molina, age 64, of Odessa, passed from this life and entered into eternity on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  She began her earthly journey on December 28, 1953 in El Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico, born to the late Jose and Benigna (Heredia) Saenz.  She married Carmen Marquez Molina in Odessa on January 29, 1979.  Elda was a homemaker, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and cousin.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  Carmen Molina; son:  Jesus Molina; daughter:  Martha Molina and husband Miguel Diaz; brothers:  Jose Saenz and Auden Saenz; sisters:  Rosa Juarez, Margarita Rodriguez, Rosario Rodriguez, and Maria Acosta; her granddaughters:  Benigna Molina and Rawniee Beth Molina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, her sister:  Elpidia Saenz, precedes her in death.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel on Sunday evening, February 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, February 5, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Interment follows at Odessa II Gardens of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jimmy C Penn 2018
Jimmy C. Penn

Jimmy C. Penn (Papa Jim), age 90, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  He was born in Erwin, South Dakota on August 21, 1927 to the late Edward Everett and Andrea Mabel (Gilbertson) Penn. 

Jimmy lived in South Dakota as a child, and enjoyed having his maternal grandparents living nearby.  In 1939, his family moved to Texas to be farmers.  They settled near Moore, Texas and successfully farmed watermelons, peanuts and other crops.  In 1946, he graduated from Moore High School.   Shortly after, he joined the Air Force and served during the Korean War.

On December 21, 1952, he married the love of his life, Vada Ruth Hibdon.  As newlyweds, they lived in Devine, Texas later moving to Austin to start a career with computers.  After several years, Jim and family moved to El Paso eventually joining El Paso Natural Gas.  In 1964, he was transferred to Odessa where he worked at El Paso Products until retirement.  He and Vada were married for 65 wonderful years.

Jimmy was a man of many hobbies and was always looking for a new challenge.  Woodworking, beekeeping, and arrowhead hunting were just a few.  He was known for his excellent peanut brittle and won 1st place in the Texas State Fair.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He will be greatly missed and remembered by all who knew him. 

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his beloved wife:  Vada (Hibdon) Penn; sons: Cecil Penn, Mike Penn, Mark Penn and Clint Penn; daughter: Sarah Penn Mangus; as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son: Doug Penn; sisters: Mildred and Phyllis, and brothers; Lural, Cecil and Richard.

Memorial services with military honors will be held at Antioch Christian Church on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00 am, officiated by Matt Wilson.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Antioch Christian Church, 4040 Maple Avenue, Odessa, TX 79762.

Aurora Pinon Cereceras
Aurora Piñón Cereceres

Aurora Piñón Cereceres, age 78, of Odessa, passed from this life on Friday, February 2, 2018 at her home.  She was born in Maclovio Herrera, Chihuahua, Mexico on May 29, 1939 to the late Juan Piñón and Catalina Cereceres.  She was a homemaker.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons:  Juan de Dios Gonzales and wife Olivia of Odessa and Jose Ines Gonzales of Ojinaga; daughters:  Teresa Ramirez and husband Federico, Paty Rodriguez and husband Ruben, Vicky Acosta and husband Jose, and Blanca Gonzales, all of Odessa; brothers:  Israel Piñón of Chihuahua, MX, Manuel Piñón of Hobbs, NM, Roman Piñón and Porfirio Piñón, both of Chihuahua, MX; sisters:  Paula Piñón  and Luz Piñón ,both of Chihuahua, MX, twenty-nine grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Carlos Gonzales; two sons:  Carlos Marcelo Gonzales and Lionso Gonzales; and siblings:  Miguel, Francisca, and Cornelio Piñón.

Funeral services will be at a later date in Mexico.  Interment will follow at Colinas del Eden in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa, TX.
Dionicia Ocon
Dionicia Ocon

Dionicia Ocon, age 54, passed away at her home in Odessa on February 2, 2018.  She was born in Stanford, TX on Tuesday, July 23, 1963 to the late Johnny Rivera Ocon and Elizabeth Muñoz Ocon.  She was a homemaker and a caretaker.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her daughters:  Felisa Ochoa, Amanda Ocon, Lindsey Ocon, Lacey Ocon, Lori Ocon, and Catherine Ocon; brother:  Johnny Ray Ocon; sister:  Elisa Ocon; and twenty-nine grandchildren.

Her parents, a brother:  Johnny Ocon, and a sister:  Wanda Turner, precede her in death.

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

Margarita Franco Salcido
Margarita Franco Salcido

Margarita Franco Salcido, age 82, of Odessa, TX, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at her home.  She was born in Coyame, Chihuahua, Mexico on Monday, June 17, 1935.  Margarita married Dulces Nombre Salcido in 1957.  She was a homemaker, beloved mother and grandmother.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her son:  Ramon Salcido and wife Elaine of Odessa; daughters:  Juana Ramos and husband Sinforiano of Odessa and Guadalupe Salcido and husband Juan Aguirre and Elsa Salcido and husband Ramon Fernandez, all of Mexico; thirteen grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.

Her mother and her husband precede her in death.

Funeral mass will be held at a later date in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico with burial to follow at Cementerio Tierras Nuevas.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa and Funeraria de Valle in Ojinaga. 

Stephanie Akin Green 2018
Stephanie (Akin) Green

Stephanie (Akin) Green, age 55, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. She was born in Abilene, TX on January 10, 1963 to Billy Akin and Jo (James) Akin-Crump.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her sons: Robert and Ryan Green and Ridge and Ross Johnson; daughter: Robyn Green; brother: Stan Akin; sisters: Sylvia Martin and Sharon Sawyer; as well as 5 grandchildren: Darren, Kylie, Kyler, Aubrey and Karson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband: Darren Green.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Mike Bartlett. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 


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