Obituaries 2009

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William Donald "W. D." Christian
William Donald "W. D." Christian, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Sayre, OK on September 2, 1924 to James T. and Stella (Reaves) Christian.  He was a caser in the oilfield.  He was a US Army veteran.
He is survived by one son:  Donald Christian of Austin, TX; two brothers:  M. F. "Dick" Christian of Odessa and Billy Joe Christian of Denver, CO; and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, August 28, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Lillian (Babe) Mae Churchill Carpenter

Lillian (Babe) Mae Churchill Carpenter, age 84 passed from this life to the next at Hospice House in Odessa, Texas on August 27, 2009.  She was born in Littleton, New Hampshire February 4, 1925.   

Babe is survived by her two daughters, Sandra Westfall and husband Jerry and Janice James and husband David all of Odessa.  She is also survived by two sons Maurice (Sonny) Carpenter and wife Karen of Sparta, Georgia and William (Willie) Carpenter and wife Ilene of Ocala, Florida. 

Nana leaves nine grandchildren to cherish her memories.  Thomas Westfall, Valecia Chambers and husband Guy, Melanie Carpenter, Troy Carpenter and wife Lynn, Kelly Carpenter, Aaron Carpenter, Deborah Taylor and husband Rick, David Wayne James and wife Rhonda, and Kerry Don James and wife Stacey. 

Seventeen great grandchildren will miss their Nana.  Seth Westfall, Kristin, Letitia, Maeghan, and J. J. Medrano, Tesiah Chambers, Gage Carpenter, Griffin Carpenter, Emma Carpenter, Cody and Ashley James, Parker James, Stephanie, Austin and Taylor James, Whitney, Courtney and Rebecca Taylor and one great-great grandson Colten Wayne James who always brought a twinkle to her eye. 

Babe is also survived by one sister, Muriel (Sis) Brown of Bethlehem, New Hampshire and the father of her children Maurice Carpenter also of Bethlehem, New Hampshire.  A host of nieces, nephews and friends will cherish her memory.   

Babe came to Odessa in 1957 with her husband and their four children.  She made her home in Odessa until 1970 when she and her husband and their youngest son returned to New Hampshire.  In August 1994, Babe came home to Odessa.  She loved going to “camp” as she called the lake and enjoyed going to the bowling alley to watch her kids bowl.  Going out to eat breakfast was a special joy to her.   

An informal Celebration of Life and visitation will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa Texas on Saturday, August 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Cremation and a private service will be held at a later date in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. 

The family would like to thank all of the many friends for their support and prayers.  Special thanks to Deerings Nursing Home and to Hospice House of Odessa for their loving care and help thru this difficult journey. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice House, 516 N. Texas, Odessa, TX 79761 or your favorite charity. 

Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Home of Odessa, Texas.

Sterling Robert Harris
Sterling Robert Harris, age 27, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2009 at his home in Odessa.  He was born in Farmington, NM to Ron and Alberta Elane (Clark) Harris.  He was a frac tech for Advanced Technology.
He is survived by his father, Ron Harris and wife Tanis of Aztec, NM and maternal grandfather:  Robert Clark of Kingman, AZ.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, September 19, 2009 at Northside Church of Christ, 401 20th Street West, Farmington, NM, officiated by Bro. Lee Fisk.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Maria Eva Resendez
Maria Eva Resendez, age 75, of Odessa, Texas, passed from this life Monday, August 31, 2009, at her home.  She was born in Mexico, October 1, 1933 to Jesus and Guadalupe (Pizarro) Ontiveros.  She was Catholic and a homemaker.
She is survived by her four daughtersMaria Teresa Ojeda and Martha Resendez, both of El Paso, Olivia Zavala of Odessa,  and Mague Cabarera of Deming, NM; three sonsJose Guadalupe Resendez of El Paso, Manuel Resendez, Jr. and Camilo Resendez both of Odessa; twenty-eight grandchildren; eighty-two great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Her parents, husband - Manuel Resendez, and one son - Rogelio Resendez, preceded her in death.    

Mass of Christian burial will be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Wednesday, September  2, 2009, Fr. Nilo Nalugon officiating.  Interment will be at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County CemeteryArrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Stuart Ray Warner

Stuart Ray Warner was born June 3, 1958 in Odessa, to Ray and Mary Joy Warner. He passed away on Monday, August 31, 2009, at the age of 51, after a hard-fought and courageous battle with cancer. 

Stuart lived most of his life in Odessa, where he attended Alamo and Reagan Elementary Schools, Nimitz Jr. High, and graduated from Permian High School in 1976. He worked hard all his life, including many years at Abbott Building Co., working for himself in the construction industry, and most recently for Desert Industrial X-Ray in Odessa. 

Stuart loved baseball, football and golf, and life in general, and enjoyed every minute of it until his illness finally slowed him down. He was truly a one-of-a-kind free spirit, with a heart of pure gold, and a smile that would light up the room. He will be sorely missed by his friends and family. 

Survivors include his father: Ray Warner of Odessa; sisters: Mary Massengill of Corpus Christi and Becky Hall of Odessa; nephews: Jeremy Dean of Odessa, Justin Dean of Victoria, and Michael Atkins of Odessa; niece: Beth “Liz” Atkins, also of Odessa and one great-nephew: Jay Dean of Victoria, TX.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm September 3, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Terry Tamplen presiding. Interment will follow at Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or the charity of your choice.

Ernestina Iniguez

Ernestina Iniguez, age 77, of Odessa, quietly left to be with her heavenly Father on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. She entered this world Thursday, April 7, 1932 in Chihuahua, Mexico, one of eleven children born to Cirilo and Maria (Gonzalez) Castillo. 

Ernestina enjoyed shopping and dining out. She loved spending her evenings with her family and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening and was a loyal member of Cristo Viene Church. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Roman Iniguez of Odessa; two Sons, Roman Iniguez, Jr and wife, Martha of Odessa and Hector Iniguez, and wife, Maria of Baytown, Texas; three Daughters: Bertha Grado and husband, Lorenzo, Gloria Portillo and husband, Esteban and Guadalupe Herrera and husband, Baldo all of Odessa; five Sisters: Carmen, Consuelo, Justina, Monica and Elena Castillo all of Chihuahua, Mexico; one Brother: Sylvestre Castillo of C.D. Juarez, Mexico. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. 

Ernestina was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Mario and Carlos, and two sisters: Emma and Julia. 

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Thursday, September 3, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Brother Ramon Iniguez officiating. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Pallbearers are Lorenzo Grado, Cesar Portillo, Ramon Grado, Miguel Iniguez, Roman Iniguez, III and Emanuel Iniguez. Honorary Pallbearer is Oswaldo Herrera.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Judith Ann Moore

Judith Ann Scott was born February 11, 1946 in Big Spring, TX, the only child of William and Ann (Throop) Scott.  She married Bucky Moore, Sr. April 1, 1977 in Odessa.  After almost 20 years of marriage, he preceded her to Heaven on December 1, 1996.  She rejoined him September 2, 2009 and is now resting in peace with her Lord. 

Judy was a devout Christian and a member of Life Unlimited Church of Odessa.  She worked as a bookkeeper and enjoyed gardening.  She loved her little pug, Kallie. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her son:  Bucky Moore, Jr. and wife Laurie of Odessa; daughter:  Dana Bath and husband Randy of Gillette, WY; six grandchildren:  Jake, Lacey, Tiffany, Toni, Bucky III, and Max; two great-grandchildren:  Austyn and Ricky Ray; and a very special friend of over 42 years:  Eva Byrd of Odessa. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Graveside services will be 10:00 am Saturday, September 5, 2009 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, officiated by Pastor Don Palmer.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

John William Cheshire

John William Cheshire, age 77, died Saturday, September 5, 2009 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Huntington Park, CA on January 30, 1932 to John Harold Cheshire and Ruth Marion (Colcord) Cheshire.  He graduated from Antelope Valley High in Lancaster, CA in 1949.  He retired from the Huffman Company as a purchasing agent. 

He is survived by three daughters:  Lee Ann Weatherwax of Ballinger, TX, Jodi Hooten and husband Jeff of Amarillo, TX, and Lori Baze and husband Curtis of Odessa; two sisters:  Florence Gene Seibert of Las Vegas, NV and Ruth Joan Hoffmeyer and husband Wayne E. Hoffmeyer of Palmdale, CA; eight grandchildren:  Cortni, Cayla, Kyle, Deedra, Dorothy, Josh, Jenna and Jena; two great-grandchildren:  Savanna and Hunter; and many friends who loved him. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister:  Jerrine Ann Brooks. 

John loved art.  He also enjoyed bowling and playing cards.  He was Lori’s BFF and a fan of her bowling leagues.  He also loved watching his grandkids play sports.  He will be sorely missed. 

Memorial services will be 11:00 am Monday, September 7, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Randy Land.  In lieu of flowers, make donations to Hospice House, 903 Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jack Hubert Barton

Jack Hubert Barton, age 74, passed from this life on Monday, September 07, 2009 at Regency Hospital of Odessa.  He was an only child born in Dallas, TX on January 17, 1935 to Joe and Minnie Ola (Messimer) Barton.  He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and worked as a chemist for Southwest Laboratories.   

Jack loved fishing.  He was a devoted husband, dad, and grandpa.  He was ornery to the grandkids, but also very loving.  He taught them to ride a horse.  He was very intelligent, and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with them and the neighbors kids, teaching them math, chemistry, and algebra.  He was also very fluent in Spanish. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory include his wife:  Jonell Barton of Midland; one son:  Bart Barton and wife Tammy of Midland; three daughters:  Vicki Broom and husband Danny of Monahans, Verma Klingerman and husband Steve of El Campo, TX, and Beverly Moyers and husband Wayne of Wise, VA; nine grandchildren:  Susan, Justin, Brandon, Autumn, Jackie, Butch, Holly, Russell, and Chris; and ten great-grandchildren. 

His parents and one daughter:  Diane Holden, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be privately held.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Kristal Torres
Kristal Torres, age 11, of Odessa, passed away Monday, September 7, 2009 in Presidio County, Texas due to a fatal car accident.  She was born in Odessa and was a fifth grade student.
Those left to cherish her memory include her parents:  Rogelio Torres and Aracelia Nieto of Odessa; paternal grandfather:  Agapito Torres of Odessa; maternal grandparents:  Abelardo and Manuela Nieto of Odessa; one brother:  Ruben Armendariz of Odessa; two sisters:  Blanca Azucena and Karina Torres, both of Odessa; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Rosary will be said 7 pm Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 pm Friday, September 11, 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.

Fred Moore

Fred Moore of Andrews passed from this life on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 at Hospice House at the age of 56.  He was born in Post, TX on July 10, 1953 to Joseph Ingram and Vivian Sylvester (McIntosh) Moore.   He was a plant operator for Pure Flow in Andrews.   

Fred was a hard worker and a man of his word.  He could always be counted on to be there when you needed a hand.  He was an old fashioned cowboy, very smart, but a little on the ornery side.  He enjoyed roping and drinking.  He loved team roping and training horses and all other livestock. He was a good friend to all, but most importantly he was a devoted “Papa”.   

Those left to cherish his memory include his son:  Vance Moore and wife Christine of Des Moines, IA; daughter:  Dara Moore and husband J. T. “Julio” Arnold of Odessa; brother:  James Moore and wife Evelyn of Stanton; two sisters:  Dean Baker and husband Bill and Flute Lloyd and husband Leslie both of Big Spring; eight grandchildren:  Heather, Michael, Blake, Jordan, Joseph, Danielle, Brittany, and Jaqui; and one great-grandchild:  Skylar. 

Special thanks go out to Wes Pearson and Pure Flow.  We would also like to recognize Hospice House, the CCU Nurses of Medical Center Hospital and Life Flight Services for the loving care they showed. 

Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Dan Galloway.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Socorro Alberto Baeza
Socorro Alberto Baeza, age 70, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009 at his Odessa residence.  He was born in Pueblito, CH, Mexico.  He was a construction worker.  He was Catholic.
Survivors - Wife:  Maria Elva Baeza of Odessa; two sons:  Tomas Baeza and Albert Baeza, both of Odessa; one brother:  Luis Baeza of Bakersfield, CA; six sisters:  Flora Casteneda and Margarita Baeza, both of Odessa, Rosa Vargas of El Paso, and Maria Carrera, Maria Ocegueda, and Grace Baeza, all of Bakersfield, CA; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Luis Baeza.

Funeral services will be 5 pm Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jamie Beth Colley

Jamie Beth Colley, age 63, passed from this life Thursday, September 10, 2009 at her Odessa residence.  She was born in McAllen, TX on September 14, 1945 to James S. Irwin and Francis (Rexrode) Irwin. She married Charles Colley December 5, 1980 in Carlsbad, NM. She was an accountant, a graduate of Texas Tech University. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband:  Charles Colley of Odessa; her mother:  Francis Irwin of Kerrville, TX; three daughters:  D’Ann Leigh of College Station, TX, Sherry Haliburton of San Angelo, and Tracy Vandenberg and husband Michael of Odessa; one step-son:  Charles Q. Colley of Odessa; one step-daughter:  Christie Colley of Arlington, TX; sister:  Lynn O’Keefe of Denton, TX; and four grandchildren:  Charles, Alexandria, Daniel and Blake. 

Jamie was preceded in death by her father:  James S. Irwin and her sister:  Sandra Harmon. 

Memorial services will be 11:00 am Sunday, September 13, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Chaplain Clay Porter.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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