Obituaries 2006

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Warren Martin Keck, Sr.

Warren Martin “Micky” Keck, Sr, lifetime resident of Odessa passed from this life on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Hospice House of Odessa. He entered this life Tuesday, May 10, 1938 in Sunray, Texas to Henry W. and Neomia (Wilson) Keck.

Warren earned his associates degree as an HVAC technician and was employed in maintenance at a local nursing home.

Those left behind to cherish his love and memories are his sons:  Chris Keck, Marty Keck, Jr. and Curtis Fetters all of Odessa, TX; Donny Roys of Ft. Worth, TX and William Michael Fetters of Artesia, NM; one daughter:  Nora Keesee of Hernando, FL; and two grandchildren:  Warren Martin Keck III and Florence Keck.

Mr. Keck was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held 10am, Monday October 30, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Pastor Wayne Shelton officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Tomas Huerta

Tomas Huerta passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2006 in Odessa. He was born Friday, April 20, 1928 in Alamos de San Antonio, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Rafael Huerta and Maria Montoya.

In January 1957, Tomas married Lazara Castro in Almos de Marquez, Coahuila, Mexico. Together they farmed and raised eight children.

He leaves behind his wife, Lazara Castro Huerta of Ojinaga, Mexico; seven sons, Antonio Huerta and Jose Luis Huerta both of Odessa, Macario Huerta, Isidro Huerta, Jose Angel Huerta and Alvaro Huerta all of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico and Domingo Huerta of Campo, Coahuila, Mexico; one daughter, Maria Leyva of Odessa; three brothers, Marcos Huerta of Alamos de Marquez, Coahuila, Mexico, Jose Huerta of Los Angeles, Chihuahua, Mexico and Guadalupe Huerta of Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila, Mexico; two sisters, Josefina Huerta of Alamos de Marquez, Coahuila, Mexico and Margarita Hinostroza of Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila, Mexico; twenty-five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Tomas was also preceded in death by two sisters, Petra Granado and Concepcion Huerta.

Visitation began Thursday, November 2, 2006 at Acres West’s new 24 Hour Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 am, November 4, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Rhonda Anne Cozart

Rhonda Anne Cozart, age 58, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Wednesday, November 8, 2006.  She was born in North Platte, NE on Monday, December 1, 1947 to the late Duane P. and Robba Lee (Wilson) Jackson. She was a homemaker.

She was a devout Christian woman, who devoted much of her time to children.  She was very active in Boy Scouts and the Buffalo Trail Council.  She loved cooking and enjoyed antiques.  Her family was her life.

She is survived by her husband:  Joe Cozart of Odessa; three sons:  Joseph Lael Miller and wife Tammy Michelle, and Billy-Joe Duane Cozart, all of Odessa, and Joe-Eddie Wayne Cozart and wife Crystal Lynn of Midland; two daughters:  Vonnie-Lynn Ruth Creel and husband Jessy  and Robba-Lee Christine Cozart both of Odessa;  one brother:  Robert Duane Jackson of Wolfforth, TX; one sister:  Beverly Mae Jones and husband Jerry of Iowa Park, TX; and six grandchildren:  Tiffany Michelle Hodges, Brittany Hodges, Whitney Miller, Bonnie Creel, and Jodie Creel all of Odessa, and Tyler Cozart of Midland.

Memorials in Rhonda’s name may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.

Visitation will be Friday, November 10, 2006 at the Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. 2 pm until 8 pm.  A memorial service in honor of Rhonda’s memory will be held in the Acres West Chapel on Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 3:00 pm.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.   

Danna Faye Broshears

Danna Faye Broshears, age 71, of North Ft. Myers, FL, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2006. She was born in Wichita Falls, TX on January 21, 1935 to the late A.C. and Ethel Beason.

Those left behind to cherish her love and memories are her son:  Richard Lummus and wife Debi of Cape Coral, FL; grandson Zach Lummus; one brother:  Charles Beason of Odessa; two sisters:  Peggy McAnally of Odessa and Dorothy McNeil of Pasadena, TX; stepson:  Marshal Broshears and wife Linda of Sioux Falls, S. Dakota; and three stepdaughters also of Sioux Falls:  Janean Burke and husband Jerry, Janelle Haensel and husband Jerry and Rennee Vermillion and husband Ken.  Faye also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews who loved her.  She will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband:  William R. Broshears; twin sister:  Anna Mae Sparks, Thelma Royal of Oregon and Ruby Handy of Odessa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel of West Odessa.  Interment will follow at Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and the National Cremation Society and Funeral Home of Florida.

Florence Lawson

Our Mother, Florence Estelle Lawson, age 84, of Odessa, TX went into the loving arms of our Lord on Saturday morning, November 11, 2006.  Born August 29, 1922, in Joplin, MO, she was the daughter of Eugene H. and Dorothy Cookerly.  She graduated from Joplin High School, class of 1941.

Florence Estelle was the mother of five children.  She was preceded in death by her infant son, Benjamin, and survived by three sons and a daughter, John T. Lawson, Jr. of Odessa, Thomas E. Lawson and wife Caroline of Franklin, TX, Michael M. Lawson and wife Delores of Gladewater, TX, and Rebecca A. Lawson of Odessa.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Shawna Diane Halverson of Dallas, TX, Vanessa Elizabeth Lawson of Gladewater, Stacey Elizabeth Viney and husband Scott of Sea Brook, TX, Alexandria Deanna Nohr of Houston, TX, Adrian Dana Nohr, also of Houston, and six great-grandchildren, Isaak Nicholas Halverson of Dallas; Allison Nicole, Joseph Craig, and Nicholas Scott Viney, all of Sea Brook; and Amanda and Tori Nohr of Houston.  Her sister-in-law, Shirley M. Cookerly of Joplin, MO and several nieces and nephews also survive her.

Although Florence’s career included owning a restaurant, working as a cashier, and office manager, she was dedicated to her volunteer work.  For several years she had been a member of  “Volunteers in Policing” and volunteered at Animal Control on Saturday mornings until one week before her passing.

Our Mother was an inspiration to all that knew and loved her, working hard, surviving cancer, and living life to the fullest.  Her courage and determination were boundless and we will miss her.

Friends and loved ones remembered our Mother at a lovely memorial service held in her honor on Monday, November 13th at Acres West Funeral Chapel in West Odessa.

We would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Francisco J. Salcido, MD for the years of compassionate care given to our Mother, and to Odyssey Health Care for the loving attention and friendship our Mother received while in their care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Health Care, Odessa Animal Control, or the Humane Society of Odessa.

Eva Alvarado Paz

Eva Alvarado Paz, age 55, went to be with her Lord on Monday, November 13, 2006 at her residence in Odessa. She was born Friday, October 26, 1951 in El Vado, Mexico.  She was a homemaker who was devoted to her family.

Those left to cherish her love and memories include two sons:  Norberto Paz, Jr and Luis Alvarado both of Odessa; five daughters:  Irma Guerrero, Socorro Paz, Luzelma Reyes, Rosa Soltero, and Amy Paz all of Odessa; three brothers:  Manuel Alvarado and Uvaldo Alvarado of Odessa, and Roman Alvarado of Snyder; four sisters:  Librada "LaLa" Navarrette, Armida Bermea, Elva "Kelo" Bermea, and Natividad "Talo" Calbillo all of Odessa; and twenty-five grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents:  Apolonio and Maria Luz (Marquez) Alvarado.

Rosary will be said 7 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Thursday, November 16, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Joe Uecker officiating.  Pallbearers will include:  J.J. Calbillo, Chris Alvarado, David Bermea, Miguel Casarez, Anthony Alvarado, and Jesse Bermea.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of West Odessa.

Leroy Aguilar

Leroy Joseph Aguilar, age 61, of Odessa, passed from this life Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at his residence in Odessa. He entered this life Monday, February 19, 1945 in Miami, Colfax County, New Mexico, the son of Santiago and Carmen (Duran) Aguilar.  He married Esther Salazar July 13, 1974 and they enjoyed 33 wonderful years together.

Leroy was a sports fanatic, a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan.  He was a hard worker, who spiced up his free time with humorous stories and jokes.  He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and working in his yard.  He loved to get together with friends and family for BBQ or a card game.  He was a friendly man who never met a stranger. He was kind and loving; a beloved husband, grandpa, father, and uncle.

Those left to cherish Leroy’s love and memories include his loving wife:  Esther Aguilar of Odessa; three sons:  James Aguilar, Chris Aguilar, and Daniel Aguilar, all of Odessa, TX; two daughters:  Rhonda Aguilar and Vicki Brown, both of Odessa; four brothers:  Roger Aguilar and Emilio Gallegos of Odessa, Onofre Aguilar of Cimarron, NM, and Herman Gallegos of Grand Junction, CO; four sisters:  Loraine Perez and Louise Bernal both of Springer, NM, Julia Whitehouse of Odessa, and Alice Archuleta of Raton, NM; and eight grandchildren:  Aaron, Vanessa, Angelica, Destiny, Amaranda, Jordan, Nariah, and Christopher Jr.

Mr. Aguilar was preceded in death by his parents:  Santiago and Carmen Aguilar; one daughter:  Shonda Marrero in 1996; four brothers:  Jimmy Aguilar, Gilbert Aguilar, Lorenzo Gallegos, and Joe Gallegos; and one sister:  Ramona Chavez.

Rosary will be said 7:00 PM Friday, November 17, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:00 AM Saturday, November 18, 2006 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father Bernardito Getigan officiating. Pallbearers will include: Odell Ervin, Johnny Mackey, Danny Savoie, Shane Savoie, Edward Contreras, and Sammy Paz. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of West Odessa.

Charlotte Maye Wagner

Charlotte Maye Wagner went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Medical Center Hospital.

 She was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, James Lloyd Wagner, her mother Leora Grace Albright, her father Norman Earl Albright, her sisters:  Lillian and Annebelle, and her brothers:  Ralph, Johnny, and Bob, all of Des Moines, Iowa.

She was a proud school bus driver for many years, a loving mother and wife.  She was dedicated to the education and integrity of her children and grandkids.  She loved her children and family as only a mother could.  She will be deeply missed.  God only picks the prettiest flowers for his garden.

Survivors include:  daughter Robin Beard of Longview, TX; four sons:  Jim Wagner and wife Dee Dee, Kenneth Wagner and wife Aletta, Bryan Wagner and wife Lena, and Shane Wagner and wife Lillie, all of Odessa; three granddaughters:  Heather Stanford of Austin, Shyann Wagner of Arlington and Kassidy Barker; five grandsons:  Justin Wagner, serving in the Air Force, Trey Wagner and wife Ashley, Stetson Wagner, Shane Austin Wagner and Chance Lee Wagner and four great-grandchildren:  Jordan Wagner, Dayton Thomas, Adison Thomas and Donovan Thomas.

Services to honor Charlotte’s memory will be held 3 pm Saturday, November 18, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel of West Odessa.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank you!” to the staff of Odyssey Hospice for the loving care they showed to Charlotte.

Walter Lee Wilson

Walter Lee Wilson was born Sunday, November 17, 1918 in Meeker, Colorado. He went to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Norma, on November 23, 2006.

He is survived by his two daughters and sons in laws, Janelle and Jerry Woody of Odessa, and Margaret and Dwane Vowell of Simonton, Texas, nine grandchildren, Heidi Flatt and fiancé, Enoch Hill, Amy (Woody) Rivera and husband, Mike, Eric Flatt, Emily Vowell, Gretchen (Flatt) Pool, Jeremy Woody, Aaron Vowell and wife, Lacy, Kristen Flatt and Aaron Flatt; three great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Pool and Kurt and Skylar Vowell, three brothers, Wayne Wilson, Hilton Wilson and Ellis Wilson.

Walter served in the United States Army during WWII with the 5th Armored Division under General George Patton. He married Norma Scott in 1947. Walter had his well drilling operations in Merrill for fourty-eight years. He was also very involved with many civic activities in Merrill, Oregon, especially the Lions Club. It was a great honor to have the new building at the Merrill Civic center dedicated in his name – The Walt Wilson Hall #1.

Walter will be long remembered for his many acts of charity in the community, his willingness to help anyone at anytime and his cheery bright smile. So Walter, “Be a good boy and be careful.”

Rosary is scheduled for 7 pm, Sunday, November 26, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral service is scheduled for 10 am, Monday, November 27 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Jimmy Brazwell officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Hospice House, 903 N Sam Houston, Odessa, 79761.

Jose F Tercero, Jr

Jose Tercero, Jr passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2006 in Odessa. He was born Friday, November 28, 1975 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Jose F and Ramona (Salazar) Tercero, Sr.

Jose grew up around horses and from the age of 12 decided he wanted to race horses. He enjoyed being with his friends and family and liked to hold family gatherings and sharing of the holidays. Jose met Sandra Gaytan in Hobbs, NM, fell in love and in 1995 they were united in marriage and settled in Denver City. Together they relocated to Odessa in 1998 and became members of the St Joseph Catholic Church. Jose was employed by Teton Construction Company as an electrical laborer.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife, Sandra of Odessa, two sons, Iyvan and Marcus of Odessa, parents, Jose F and Ramona Tercero of Denver City, paternal grandfather, Francisco Tercero of Odessa and maternal grandmother, Angelina Salazar of Denver City. He also leaves behind two brothers, Cesar Tercero of Odessa and Sergio Tercero of Denver City and one sister, Adriana Tercero also of Denver City.

Rosary is scheduled for 7 pm, Monday, November 27, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10 am, Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at St Joseph Catholic Church with Father Joe Uecker as celebrant. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Paula Lozano

Paula Lozano, age 75, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2006 at Medical Center Hospital. She was a homemaker.

Paula is survived by two sons, Felix Lozano of Chihuahua, Mexico and Mario Lozano of Presidio, TX, two daughters, Sylvia Hinojos of Van Horn, TX and Patricia Baeza of Amarillo, TX, two brothers, Pedro Enriquez of Ojinaga, Mexico and Estaban Enriquez of Pecos, TX, sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

She was born June 7, 1931 in Santa Eulalia, Mexico.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2 pm, December 4, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Pastor Terry Pugh officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.




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