Obituaries 2009

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Ola Edna Steed "Mimi"

Ola Edna "Mimi" Steed  passed from this life Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital of Odessa at age 94.  She was born in Skiatook, OK on March 19, 1915 to William and Jenny Davis.   

Ola was a Native American Cherokee.  She was a homemaker who lived for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She loved God and her church and served as a nursery worker at Temple Baptist Church, where she was affectionately known to all as “Mimi”.  She loved to garden.  She grew flowers and tomatoes in pots so she could tend them from her wheelchair. 

She is survived by her sons:  Gary Steed and wife Patty of Odessa and Jacky Steed and wife Kathy of Paris, TX; nine grandchildren: Shelly D. Griffin, Shauna R. Graham, Mikell Minica, Gina Hensley, DeAnn Minica, Misty Marie Steed, Kimberly Hasty, Dartland Ray Steed, Michael Steed; and thirteen great-grandchildren:  Zachary Griffin, Cydnee Griffin, Cameron Griffin, Rachel Craig, Chase Craig, Michelle Hasty, Ashlee Hensley, Cassidy Jones, and Courtney Minica, John D. Steed , Sean M. Steed, Skyler A. Steed, and Sharlotte Steed and one great-great grandson:  Jayden Steed. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son:  Charles Buren Steed. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at Life Change Baptist Church, 1003 N. Texas, officiated by Bro. Johnny Thomason.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Eric Anthony Perez

Eric Anthony Perez, age 27, passed from this life on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. He was born in Snyder, Texas to Antonio and Debra (Glass) Perez. He was a heavy equipment operator in the oilfield.  He was a Catholic and attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. 

Eric loved the outdoors.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time at the lake and golfing with his dad, brother, and cousin. He was a bright, outgoing young man who was quick to make friends. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory include his parents: Antonio “Tony” and Debra Perez of Odessa; maternal grandparents: Dorothy and Bob Glass of Odessa; four brothers: Michael Perez, a Staff Sergeant stationed in Iraq, and his fiancée Hollie Edwards of Henderson, Texas, Zackery Hernandez of Odessa, Johnny Garcia and wife Elsa of Yuma, AZ and Manuel Garcia Jr. of Fort Worth, TX; one sister: Gracie Hernandez of Odessa; god father: Bobby Hernandez of Odessa; Great-Aunt: Dorthy Hunt of Odessa, Aunts and Uncles: Lupe Guerra of Friona TX, Manuel and Alicia Garcia of Odessa, Sylvia Castorena of Muleshoe, TX, Frank and Mary Vasquez of Muleshoe, TX, Faye Navejar of Jackson, MS, Rey and Gloria Del Toro of Muleshoe, TX, Barbara Glass of Goldthwaite, TX, Janie Perez of Odessa and Ernesto Perez of Mercedes, TX.

Rosary will be said Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 7:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Sunday, May 24, 2009 at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Jerry Mitchell.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Kenneth Wayne Thompson, Jr. (Butch)

Kenneth Wayne Thompson, Jr. (Butch) was born July 5, 1947 in Borger, TX to the late Vera Mae Hammett and Kenneth Wayne Thompson, Sr. He died May 19, 2009 after a lengthy illness. 

Butch graduated from Permian High School in 1965.  He joined the Marine Corps in 1967, becoming a member of the Third Battalion Platoon 3083.   

He began his career in the grocery business at the age of 14.  He moved his way up to Store Manager at several locations including Furrs, Gibsons, Albertsons, and Big Lots.  He ended his career working at a job he loved at Tractor Supply Company.  He opened the store in Odessa and often said this was the job of his dreams. 

He is survived by his wife:  Vicki Thompson of Odessa; son:  Kevin Thompson and wife Angela of Odessa; daughters:  Teresa Wright and husband Craig of Austin, TX, Sherice Matthews of Odessa, Laura Hall and husband Rodney of Odessa, and Brandi Alexander and husband Jason of Odessa; brother:  Jack Thompson and wife Judy of Odessa; sister:  Cheryl Gardenhire and husband Gordy of Blackwell, TX; ten grandchildren:  Coy Morris, Tori and Brandon Thompson, Lyndsie, Bailey, and Shelby Matthews, Aubrea and Rodney Hall, and Jaxon and Colton Alexander; four great-grandchildren:  Coy Kaleb, Kade, Destiny, and Orin; aunts:  Faye Weaver Coleman of Odessa, Betty Snapp and husband Norman of Huntsville, TX, and Boots Thompson of Coolidge, AZ; uncle:  Ezra Junior Thompson and wife Judy of Mississippi; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Butch was preceded in death by his parents:  Vera and Kenneth Thompson, Sr. and two cousins:  Elaine Lundenberg and Joe Eddie Woods. 

“Butchie” as he was known to his grandkids, loved life.  He enjoyed fishing, sports, and a good western.  His motto was “Make the most of every moment you spend with the ones you love.”  He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.  Many thanks to all of his doctors, Texas Oncology, and the staff of Medical Center Hospital. 

A family visitation will be held Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Graveside services will be 10:00 am Friday, May 22, 2009 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, officiated by Bro. Clydell Chapman.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Cecil Spray “Clyde”

Cecil Spray “Clyde” age 64, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Aspermont, TX on July 3, 1944.  He was a truck driver for BJ’s Services and a member of the Assembly of God Church. 

He is survived by his wife:  Linda Spray of Odessa; three sons:  Dennis Spray of Olney, TX, and Donald Spray and Dustin Spray both of Breckinridge, TX; four daughters:  Dianna Simmons of Aspermont, TX, Jeanne Lake, Tracy Griffin, and Janelle Arnold, all of Odessa; one brother: Dennis Spray of Jayton, TX; and fourteen grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Clyde and Opal Spray and one daughter:  Devon Spray.

Memorial services will be 10:00 am Monday, May 25, 2009 at Dayspring Assembly of God Church, officiated by Pastor Pauletta Beaver.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

John Robert Brooks

John Robert Brooks, age 59, of Monahans, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital of Odessa, TX.  He was born in Tucson, AZ to Charles S. Brooks and Henrietta Locke (Griffes) Brooks on July 23, 1949.  He married Donna Jean Emerson on July 14, 1972 in Perkins, OK. She preceded him in death in 2003.  He served in the National Guard and worked as a cab driver.

He is survived by two children:  Bryan Charles Brooks of Tucson, AZ and Carrie Custer of Monahans, TX; one brother:  Dan Brooks of Glendale, AZ; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 3:00 pm Friday, May 29, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Monahans, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Laurel Alexander Webb

On May 23, 2009, Laurel went to be with her heavenly father. She was born on June 23, 1927 in Austin, Minnesota to Merlin and Alta Alexander. Laurel lived on an Iowa farm while growing up. Because of severe asthma, she moved to Colorado where she graduated from Loveland High School. She then attended and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. She taught home economics and science for 30 years in Folsom, CA, Fort Davis, TX, Marfa, TX, Valentine, TX, Van Horn, TX, Imperial, TX and Talpa, TX. 

Laurel volunteered for many activities in the Methodist Church and her community and served as a cheerleader sponsor in many of the schools where she taught. After retiring from teaching she had great pleasure in spending time with her grandchildren and writing the cookbook “ Mom’s Groovy Gravy and Other Great Recipes.” She had great pleasure in distributing her cookbook for family, ex-students and friends. 

Laurel married her devoted husband, Britain R. Webb, in Sacramento, CA and they have been married for 58 years. Laurel has four children: Diane Miller of Dripping Springs, TX, James Webb of Marfa, TX, Robert Webb (deceased), and Krista Webb of Round Rock, TX. She has one son-in-law:  Walter Miller of Dripping Springs, TX. Laurel has five grandchildren, Wesley Citty of Corpus Christi, Ryan Miller of Dripping Springs, Kesha Vasquez, Clarissa Vasquez and Isaiah Hill all of Round Rock. She has one brother Albert Alexander of Burkburnett, TX. Laurel is preceded in death by her parents:  Merlin and Alta Alexander, brother:  Jessie Alexander and son: Robert Clay Webb.  

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Marfa, TX. Burial will follow at the Marfa Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa. 

In lieu of flowers, you may send a donation to the Methodist Children’s Home, 111 Herring Ave., Waco, TX or to Home Hospice, 516 N. Texas St., Odessa, Texas 79761.


Wilford Barton Bullock

Wilford Barton Bullock, age 69, passed from this life on Saturday, May 23, 2009 in Odessa, TX.  He was born in Pecos, TX on October 21, 1939 to Wilford and Nina (Reborn) Bullock. He married his wife, Margaret on December 23, 1991 in Odessa, TX.


He is survived by his wife: Margaret Bullock of Odessa, TX; three sons: Sam Bullock and wife Denise of Graham, TX, Michael Bullock of Odessa, TX and Jason Bullock of Anchorage, AK; three daughters: Tanya Bullock of Australia; Eva Smith of Kermit, TX and Kathleen Burleson and husband Sam of Houston, TX; two sisters: Billie Merriman and husband Jim of Midland, TX and Betty Tolin and husband Ken of Odessa, TX; eight grandchildren: Sam Bullock II of Odessa, TX, Amanda Bullock of Graham, TX; Michael Webb of Odessa, TX; Kevin Webb of Odessa, TX; Michelle Webb of Houston, TX; Jeremy Odell of Midland, TX; Marie Peterson of Odessa, TX and Kiri Burrows of Odessa, TX.


He was preceded in death by his parents:  Wilford and Nina Bullock.


Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Jimmy Dennis.  Pallbearers will be: Jeremy Odell, Sam Bullock, Kevin Webb, Mr. Gordy, Warren Thompson and Michael Webb. Interment with Masonic Honors will follow at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos, TX. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Eulalia Hernandez
Eulalia Hernandez, age 94, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009 at her Odessa residence.  She was born in La Boquilla, Chihuahua, Mexico to Angel and Magdalena (Martinez) Galindo.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons:  Isidro Hernandez of Odessa and Pedro Hernandez of Dumas, TX; one daughter:  Flora Leyva Hernandez of Odessa; two brothers:  Marcelo Galindo of Pecos, TX and Paulo Galindo of Ojinaga, Mexico; three sisters:  Juana Galindo of Ft. Stockton, Luisa Galindo of Presidio, and Josefa Galindo of Ojinaga, Mexico; 12 grandchildren:  Jesus, Adalberto, Aurelio, Delia, Jose Manuel, Isidro Jr., Maria, Ramon, Miguel, Pedro, Alfredo and Jason, 26 great-grandchildren:  Cesar, Brenda, Abilene, Alexis, Adalberto Jr. Theresa, Lilian, Aimee, Cynthia, Maxmillian, Alexandra, Angelica, Nathan, Ray, Adrian, Mia, Melissa, Trinidad, Araly, Miyuki, Isaac, Anthony, Alex, A.J., Chris, and Arielia, and 7great-great grandchildren:  Jonothan, Aiden, Yaritza, Rojelio, Elizabeth, Cristian, and Juan.

She was preceded in death by her parents:  Angel and Magdalena Galindo; her husband:  Miguel Hernandez; two brothers:  Tibursio and David Galindo; and two sisters:  Octaviana and Amelia Galindo.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Monday evening at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Joe Uecker.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

James B. Jackson

James B. Jackson, was born to Delmer C. and Barbara (Shelton) Jackson on September 19, 1955 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Abilene, TX.  He finished his work on earth and went to be with his heavenly father at Medical Center Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends on May 28, 2009.  He was a member of Bethany Christian Church of Odessa. He loved hunting, fishing and working with young boys as a Scout Master for the Bethany Troop #23.  He was currently with Champion Technologies.   

He graduated from Hobbs High School in 1973 and from Angelo State University in 1977 with a degree in chemistry. He married Susan Gayle Hawley in August of 1976.  To this union were born twin children, James Lucas (Luke) and Melissa Gayle. They were the love of his life. More recently a grandson, Andrew Charles Bergmann, brought added joy to his life. 

He is survived by his parents: Delmer Jackson and Barbara (Shelton) Jackson of Eldorado, TX; son, Luke Jackson of San Angelo; daughter, Melissa Bergmann and husband Danny of Monahans; one grandson, Andrew Charles Bergmann; brother, Jerry A. Jackson of San Angelo; aunt, Louise Booth of Baird, TX and one great aunt, Johnye Moore of  Clyde. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents:  Vera Mae and Jack Shelton and Elsiberry and Mary Pearl Jackson. 

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, June 1, 2009, at Bethany Christian Church, 4522 N. Everglade Ave. Odessa, TX, with Pastor Clark Ford officiating.  Burial will be 5:00 pm Monday, June 1, 2009 at Ross Cemetery in Baird, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa. 

Our special thanks go out his friends at Champion, his high school buddies, and the many other friends who were there for him during his illness. 

Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts Camp Scholarship Fund or to the American Cancer Society.

Timothy Scott Young, Sr.
Timothy Scott Young, Sr., age 52, of Odessa, passed from this life on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at his residence. He was born Saturday, October 6, 1956 in Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas. He a retired oil field worker.
He is survived by his son, Timothy Scott Young, Jr. of Odessa, two step-daughters, April Barber and Heather Uhlhorn both of Odessa; two brothers, Tom Young of Odessa and Rick Young of Pearl River, Mississippi and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents:  R.J. and Betty (Lawler) Young.

Memorial services are scheduled for 4 pm,  Monday, June 1, 2009 at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Cory Ward officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Charles Oliver Thomas

Charles Oliver Thomas passed from the life on May 31, 2009 at Odessa Regional Medical Center.  He was born September 17, 1956 to Oliver M. “O.M.” Thomas and Betty A. (Ivy) Thomas in Midland, TX.  He graduated from Odessa High School.  He married Judy Allen October 14, 1983 in Hobbs, NM.  They had recently celebrated twenty-five years together.  He was a laydown machine operator in the oilfield.  He was proud to be “oilfield trash.” 

Charles liked to watch Dallas Cowboys football (win or lose), shoot pool and play foosball.  He was affectionately known as “Grape Ape.”  His favorite quote was, “I was the best there ever was.” 

Those left to cherish his love and memory include his devoted wife:  Judy Thomas of Odessa; one daughter:  Heather Thomas of Odessa; one step-son:  Joshua Brindle of Columbia, MD; his brother:  James Thomas of Odessa; and many, many oilfield buddies. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. 

Funeral services will be 4:00 pm Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Elvira Garcia Ramos

Elvira Garcia Ramos passed away on Friday, May 29, 2009 in Edmond, OK. She was born May 28, 1927 in Terlingua, TX. She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church.

 She is survived by one son: Samuel Ramos of Midland, TX; one daughter: Elva Ramos Diaz of Edmond, OK; four brothers: Jose Guadalupe Garcia of San Antonio, TX, Augustin Garcia and Ezequiel Garcia both of El Paso, TX and  Ysidro Garcia of Presidio, TX; two sisters: Carmel Garcia of Edmond, TX and Esperanza Garcia of El Paso, TX; four grandchildren:  Robert Ramos Diaz, Samuel Ramos Diaz, Selena Ramos, and Steven Ramos; and two cousins:  Oscar Aguirre and Cornelio Ramirez.


She was preceded in death by her parents: Tiburcio O. Garcia and Merced (Silvas) Garcia; her husband:  Secundio B. Ramos; and one brother:  Ysidro Garcia.


A rosary will be held 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marathon.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, June 4th at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marathon, TX with Father Mike Alcuino officiating. Interment will follow at Marathon Cemetery in Marathon, TX. Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa, TX.

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