Obituaries 2009

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Karen Anne Camp Stevens

Karen Anne Camp Stevens went home to our Heavenly Father Thursday, July 9, 2009.  She passed at her home in Odessa, Texas from a sudden illness.   

Karen was a lifetime Odessa resident, born on July 21, 1947 to Billy Lee Camp, Sr. and Wanda Nadine (Taliaferro) Camp.  She was an avid dancer, participating in several recitals in her elementary and junior high school years.  Karen attended Odessa High School.  In 1965, she married Michael Rex Stevens and soon became the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Michelle Renee and later Stephanie Kaye.  The family attended Temple Baptist Church.   

Karen loved animals and gardening.  She saved dozens of stray cats and dogs lives by taking them in and loving them as if they had been with her since birth.  She had a gift of designing yards with beautiful lush beds of flowers and plants.  Later in life Karen became a member of Dunn Street Baptist Church, developing a strong relationship with the Lord.  The family received beautiful hand-written blessings from her on a regular basis.  Karen was always at her best when others needed care. 

She leaves behind her daughters:  Michelle Stevens Rea and husband Jeff and Stephanie Stevens, all of Odessa; two brothers:  Billy Camp Jr. of Odessa and Tony Camp of Jefferson, TX; four grandchildren:  Jacoby, Denton, Destiny, and Victoria; one niece:  Cassondra Camp Belk of Odessa; and one nephew:  Tony Lynn Camp of Aurora, CO; one beloved Aunt Joyce Redwine of Eldorado, TX and numerous cousins. 

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, July 13, 2009 at Dunn Street Baptist Church, 8546 W. Dunn St., officiated by Pastor Mark Kirby.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Memorials in Karen’s honor may be made to the Humane Society or to Dunn Street Baptist Church.

Jose Hector Flores, Jr “Camacho”

Jose Hector Flores, Jr “Camacho”, age 38, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2009 in Provenir, Chihuahua, Mexico.  He was born in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico to Hector and Nohemi (Sanchez) Flores.  He was a rancher.  He served our country in the Desert Storm confict in the US Army. 

He was a good son and brother, a good person with many friends.  Camacho liked to horse racing, cock fighting and partying.  His favorite “hobby” was women.  He enjoyed music and cruising with his friends. He gave good hugs and called Xitlaly Pantoja his “good luck girl.” 

He leaves behind his parents, Hector and Nohemi Flores of Odessa; six children:  Adrian Herrera, KaitLynn Rodriguez, Hector Flores, Jr., Saygen Aguilar, and Amanda Davila, all of Odessa, and Kenner Flores of Juarez, Mexico; one brother:  Gilberto Flores and wife Myrna of Odessa; and one sister:  Alma Flores and husband Jose Gonzalez of Odessa. 

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Thursday, July 16, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Friday, July 17, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Joe Uecker.  Pallbearers will be Gilberto Flores, Arnulfo Pantoja, Adrian Herrera, Jose Rene Padilla, Edmar Paredes, and Eliseo Sanchez.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.

Bobby Junior “B. J.” Smith

Bobby Junior “B. J.” Smith, age 80, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009 at his residence in Andrews, TX.  He was born in Springdale, Arkansas on July 26, 1928 to Joe and Mattie (Stamps) Smith.  He was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a carpenter. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory include his wife of 20 years, Dixie Smith of Andrews; three daughters:  Vickie Johnson of Andrews; Tammie Johnson of Farwell, TX, and Phyliss McCormick of Aurora, MO; two sons:  Joe Smith of Levelland, TX and Bobby Smith of Karnes City, TX; six step-children; one sister:  Vaughneda Shough of Melrose, NM; twenty grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services are set for 10:00 am Thursday, July 16, 2009 at Maranatha Assembly of God Church, officiated by Pastor Tony Conger.  Interment with military honors will follow at the Andrews County Cemetery West.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa. 

Special thanks go out to Celinda Hobbs, Dr. Raja Naidu, and Dr. Paul Slaughter.

Maria Aurora Carrio

Maria Aurora Carrio, age 55, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa TX. She was born Wednesday, July 29, 1953 in Lima, Ohio to Benito Villanueva and Guadalupe Garcia. She married her loving husband, Jessie Carrio on February 13, 1974 in Houston, TX. She was a homemaker. She was Catholic. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: Jessie Carrio of Odessa; two children: Adam Manuel Carrio and Laura Arredondo Jimenez of Houston, TX; two brothers: Arnold Villanueva of El Paso, TX and Benito Villanueva of Houston, TX; three sisters: Alma Delis Urias of Odessa, Bertha Anita Gonzalez and Susie V. Lopez, both of Houston, TX; and one grandchild. 

Her parents preceded her in death. 

Memorial Services will be privately held. Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Carol Yvonne Musgrove

Carol Yvonne Musgrove, age 60, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was a longtime resident of Big Spring.  She was born, July 4, 1949 in Graham, TX to Ernest Elbert Hughes and Nina Hortense (Severson) Hughes.  She had retired from TX DOT after twenty-eight years of service. 

Carol is survived by one son:  Chad Allen Musgrove of Big Spring; daughter:  Leslie Lou Mendy Musgrove of Big Spring; one sister:  Gwen Hartin of Bangs, TX; grandchildren:  Kara and Zach Fuentes, Cashia Grant, Chase Musgrove, Chris and Adam Richardson, Hailey Grant, Reagan Grant, Carlie Richardson, and Christopher Richardson; and many cousins who loved her.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents:  Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Hughes and her parents:  Ernest and Nina Hughes. 

Memorial services will be 10 am, Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Trinity Memorial Cemetery in Big Spring, officiated by Johnny Hughes.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Jimmy Dale Reynolds

Jimmy Dale Reynolds, age 79, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2009 at his residence in Odessa. He was born June 28, 1930. He served in the army and was a farmer.  

Survivors include his wife Johnie Reynolds of Odessa, two sons: Mike Reynolds of Aurora, IL and Mark Reynolds of Houston, TX; four daughters: Tammy Garcia of May TX, Debbie Davidson of Chickasha, OK, Alisha Shoemaker and Chantel Westfall, both of Odessa; 21 Grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister:  Glorene Breckenridge. 

Memorial services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Mark Reynolds. Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center, 910-C South Grant, Odessa, Texas.

Zakariah Cabrera
Zakariah Cabrera, an infant, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at Odessa Regional Medical Center.
He is survived by his parents: Raul "Rudy" Cabrera and Donna Jean Olivas; grandparents: Rose Cabrera and Raul Cabrera of Odessa; and three brothers: Romie, Rudy and Renay Cabrera, all of Odessa.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Craig DeArmond.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Gardens of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


Sammy Leija Mata
Sammy Leija Mata, age 55, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Odessa on Friday, May 14, 1954 to Thomas Carrasco Mata and Lupe (Leija) Mata.  He was a janitor for Medical Center Hospital.
He is survived by his mother:  Lupe Mata of Odessa; wife:  Mary Mata of Odessa; son:  Sammy Rodriguez of Odessa; four daughters:  Cynthia Urias of Odessa, Vangie Hitt of Lubbock, Josie Ann Lilly of Justin, TX, and Sonja Vargas of Fresno, CA; two brothers:  Tommy Mata of Bakersfield, CA and Joe Mata of Odessa; two sisters:  JoAnn Garcia and Terri Nabarrete, both of Odessa; and sixteen grandchildren.

His father:  Thomas Carrasco Mata preceded him in death.

A prayer service will be 7 pm Tuesday, July 29, 2009 at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be 2 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church celebrated by Father Mark Miller. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Dorothy Jean “Dot” Burnam

Dorothy Jean “Dot” Burnam, age 83, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  She was born May 15, 1926 in Lamesa, TX to Charley Leonard and Allie Mae (Key) Mullins. 


Dot grew up on a farm near Lamesa and graduated from Lamesa High in 1942. She attended Texas Women’s University in Denton where she fell in love with Henry Clayton “H.C.” Burnam. Dot went on and attended Texas Tech for a short period, then quit school and got a job to help H.C. finish his degree. On June 1, 1946, they were married in Lubbock, Texas.


Together they raised three children and enjoyed 62 years of happy marriage. They moved to Iraan, where they became active members of the community over the next sixty years and Dot settled in as a housewife and homemaker. She was an excellent seamstress and made all the kids clothes. Dot was a perfectionist and although cooking was not a favorite thing to do, she poured her heart and soul into it. The big meal for the day was always during lunch time, when H.C. and the kids came home from work and school.


Dot was an avid sports fan and she and H.C. never missed a game or meet in which her children participated. She loved to watch Dallas Cowboy football, Dallas Maverick basketball, and golf on television. 


Dot will be lovingly remembered by one son, Randy Burnam and wife, Cynthia of Plainview; two daughters, Sherry Munkres and husband, Scott of Aztec, NM and Karla Aldridge and husband, Stephen of Jal, NM; three sisters:  Marcy Robison of El Paso, Ann Newman of Odessa, and Shirley Reynolds and husband, Duane of Silverton, TX. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Randal Burnam and wife Michelle,  Kyle Burnam and wife Lisa,  Caleb Aldridge, Seth Aldridge, Heather Olguin and husband Leo, Bradley Munkres and Karah Munkres, and two great-grandchildren, Ashleigh and Jacob Olguin.


Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Henry Clayton “H.C.” Burnam in November 2008. She is also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, A. P. Mullins.


Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at First United Methodist Church in Iraan, TX with Pastors Mike Mitchell and Mike Wright officiating.  Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, 1111 Herring Ave. Waco, TX 76708 or to YWAM (Youth With a Mission), c/o Randal and Michelle Burnam, PO Box 620487, Orlando, FL 32862.

Jim Tom McCoy, Jr.

Jim Tom McCoy, Jr. passed from this life Monday, July 27, 2009 at Regency Hospital in Odessa.  He was born in El Paso on August 6, 1936 to Jim Tom McCoy, Sr. and Carter (Doyle) McCoy.  He married Margret Joan Phares on October 12, 1955 in Las Cruces, NM.  They enjoyed over 53 years of happy marriage.  He drove trucks for forty years and had worked for the City of Odessa for the last 10 years.  He was a member of University Heights Baptist Church. 

Jim loved the outdoors.  He liked fishing and going for rides or walks and enjoying the scenery.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.   

Those left behind to cherish his love and memory include his loving wife:  Margret Joan McCoy of Odessa; two sons:  Billy Jack McCoy and wife Melody and Jim Tom McCoy III and wife Anetta, all of Albuquerque, NM; one daughter:  Rose Greathouse of Odessa; four sisters:  Shelly Garza of Phoenix, AZ, Peggy Hopper, Betty Fogg, and Pauline Woodhouse, all of Paloski, TN; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 29, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be held 6:00 pm Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Cecil Maxey.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


James Bradley Green

James Bradley Green, beloved son, brother and friend, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, July 26, 2009.   Brad was born on August 15, 1974 in Odessa and graduated from Central High School in San Angelo in 1992. He served 3 years in the Air Force.

A passionate Longhorn fan, he believed the only football that mattered was UT football. He had a wonderful sense of humor, which was helpful when he was on the golf course trying to play golf. He was more successful in his martial arts endeavors than he was on the golf course.

His deepest passion was for his three daughters. They gave him incredible joy. As a devoted father he poured all he had and was into them, desiring that they always learn from his mistakes and be better than he was. He wanted nothing but the best for them in all aspects of life.

A member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church, he participated in the Walk to Emmaus ministry. And though he lost a battle last weekend, he is in the hands of the His loving Lord and Savior. “And God shall wipe all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain…”  Revelation 21:4

His legacy and memory is carried on by his mother: Geri Lynn Hubbard of Odessa, father: William Bradley Green of San Angelo, three daughters: Morgan Deja Green of Dallas, Lindsey Errin Green of Odessa and Lillian Grace Green of Odessa, one brother: Michael Shawn Green of Odessa, one sister: Lisa Lynn Lima of Temple, TX, paternal grandparents: Alton and June Green of San Angelo, maternal grandparents: Jack and Dora Hubbard and Shirley Williams, all of Odessa, wife: Allison Savedra Green of Odessa.

Family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm at Acres West Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests you make donations to your favorite ministry. A celebration of His life will be held at 10:30a.m Thursday August 30, 2009 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church, 1820 E. 52nd


Ysidra Castro

Ysidra Castro, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons: Albert Castro of Ojinaga, MX and Rene Castro of Deming, NM; three daughters: Olga Aguilar of Odessa, Marisol Chavez of Grand Junction, CO, and Minerva Carbajal of Odessa; one brother: Alfredo Galindo of San Angelo, TX; three sisters: Manuela Gonez of Odessa , Angelica Belloc and Berta Fuentez, both of Phoenix, AZ.

Services will be held 10:00 am, Friday, July 31, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Los Angeles section of Ector County Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.



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