Obituaries 2006

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Maria Luz Madrid

Maria Luz Madrid, born of our Father on May 29, 1918 in Presidio, TX, has returned to His arms on December 25th, 2006. At the age of 88, she was known as mommy, mama, grandma, and nanny by her extended family. Her parents were the late Felipe and Jacinta Baeza.

She married Tomas Madrid in Presidio, TX, in June 1937. They celebrated 37 years of marriage when he preceded her in death on July 16th, 1974.

She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Luz was a very active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was a member of the Legion of Mary, the C.W.O., the St. Mary’s Prayer Group, the Rosary Makers Organization, and was a proud Guadalupana.

Luz was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Manuel and Felipe Baeza; one son: Tomas B. Madrid, Jr.; and one grandson: Joseph Thomas Madrid.

Those left to cherish her love and memories include one son: Felipe B. and Marlene Madrid of Elizabethtown, KY; four daughters: Theresa G. and David Silvas of Abilene, Carmen and Ramon Subia, Socorro and Glenn Mata, and Josefina and Gonzalo Bejaran all of Odessa; eleven grandchildren: Vanessa Caudill, Gloria Walters, Tina Couch, Felipe Madrid, Jr., Larry Fox, Steve Fox, John Glenn Mata, Ray Thomas Mata, Luz-Veronica Mata, Anna Bejaran, Tomas Bejaran; and twelve great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be held Wednesday the 27th at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s with mass being celebrated Thursday the 28th at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s. Her final burial will be held in Presidio, TX, with a rosary being held Thursday the 28th at 7:00 pm and mass being celebrated Friday the 29th at 10:00 am. Pallbearers include her grandsons and Mark Luna.

She’s in heaven today, gazing into the eyes of our Savior, our God. He has watched over her, allowed her to teach us all a lesson in love and life. Even in death, she teaches us, and today God welcomes home to paradise a loving and loyal servant. God Bless you mom. We will always love you.

James Wayde “Jim” Cawley

James Wayde “Jim” Cawley age 76 passed from this life Wednesday, December 27, 2006 in Crane, TX.  He entered this life November 22, 1930 in Grandview, TX, born to the late J.L. and Lorene Vernell (Abshire) Cawley. He was a longtime resident of Odessa.

Jim was a remarkable and fun-loving man with a wide range of interests.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Baptist Church.  He was an engineer and President of Southwest Engine & Supply Corporation, as well as owner of the Independent Taxi Company.  He was taught to fly by Bo Tucker (father of Tanya Tucker) at the tender age of 16 and he enjoyed piloting ever since (although he wasn’t always exactly legal!) He was an active member of the American Pilots and Owners Association.  He enjoyed being a Texan.  He loved the Rio Grande River and spending time in the Del Rio area.  He had a great love of country music.  He wrote songs, but friends and family usually wouldn’t let him sing them. Those closest to him lovingly referred to him as “Captain Doo-Doo.”

Jim was preceded in death by his parents J.L. and Lorene Cawley; his wife: Freeda (Browning) Cawley in 1996; and one daughter, Barbara Sue Cawley in 1981.

Survivors are his daughter, Debbie Sanchez and husband Danny of Odessa, two brothers, Nathan Gale Cawley and wife Anne and Terry Morris and wife Judy, all of Odessa; one grandson, Eric Mapes of Odessa and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a host of very special friends and companions including Martha Jo Parvin Nichols, Eunice Petty, Arnie Shields, Tommy Vick, and Randy Courtney.

Jim’s friends and family wish to express their sincere appreciation to the Crane Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Crane Memorial Hospital, Regency Hospital, and Medical Center Hospital. The loving care of your physicians and staff was exceptional and we thank you.  We would also like to give a special thanks to Dr. Sixta Gumato of Crane.

Services to honor the memory of Jim Cawley will be held 2 pm Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Brother Randy Courtney of Tilden, TX officiating.  Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bud Evans, Glen Brown, Johnny Alday, Wesley Miagcoby, Chris Rios, Eddie Moss, Albert Rios, and Benny Goff. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Lourdes Maria “Lou Lou” Medrano

Lourdes Maria “Lou Lou” Medrano, lifelong resident of Odessa unexpectedly left us on Friday, December 29, 2006. She was born Monday, February 06, 1961 in Odessa to the late Higinio “Shorty” and Carmen (Baeza) Medrano.

A people person, she was known by most as Lou Lou. It seemed she never met a stranger. Everyone that met her thought of her as a good friend. Even though Lou Lou was serious about her employment and was oftentimes considered a workaholic, she was fun loving and full of life. She enjoyed having a smoke on the front porch and a cold brew in her hand. She was very artistic and loved to draw, but also enjoyed the outdoors and taking road trips. Camping in the Big Bend was a favorite pastime. One of her favorite sayings would be “Got Beer". 

Those left behind to cherish her love and memories are two daughters:  Tatianna Medrano and Kristen Flatt of Midland; one son:  Efrain Ramos of Odessa; one brother:  Gilbert Medrano of Odessa; and one sister:  Diana Munoz of Odessa.  Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends are also left to mourn her passing.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Joe Luis Medrano.

Rosary is scheduled for 7 pm, Wednesday, January 03, 2007 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 pm, Thursday, January 04, 2007 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Pastor Marcos Zuniga officiating.

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

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be made at 











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