Obituaries 2010

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Teresa C. Sanchez

Teresa C. Sanchez, age 46, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2010, at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Van Horn on February 11, 1964 to Simon Sanchez and Rafaela (Calderon) Sanchez.  She was a bookkeeper and an avid reader.  A beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and mother, she was the family historian and was always the one to remind you of everyone else’s birthdays.

Teresa was an avid Catholic, who, like her patron saint, St. Thérèsa of the Little Flower (Lisieux), gave in many little ways; such as volunteering at church and donating blood. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her parents:  Simon and Rafaela Sanchez of Van Horn; five sisters:  Linda Sanchez Whiting of Dallas, Kathryn Fuentes of Odessa, Mary Lou Kirkman of Sachse, and Barbara Sanchez and Nancy Sanchez, both of Richardson.

Her son:  Alejandro Simon Sanchez precedes her in death.

Rosary will be 7:30 pm Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral mass will be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church at 2:00 PM Friday, September 24, 2010, Fr. Arturo Pestin officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

Roberto Julian Lozoya

Roberto Julian Lozoya, age 62, of Odessa, Texas, died Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at Hospice House.  He was born in Naica, Chihuahua, MX on January 9, 1948.  He worked in oilfield construction and enjoyed his work.

Roberto loved to fish, gamble, drink, smoke, and listen to music.  He was a happy man who loved his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren.  He was devoted to his wife and took care of her for the last ten years while she was on bed rest.  When he lost her it left a big void in his life. 

He is survived by his mother:  Maria (Aguilar) Lozoya of Naica, MX; two daughters:  Rosa Hernandez and Teresa Maria of Odessa; four sons:  Roberto Lozoya, Marco Lozoya, Alex Lozoya, and Luis Lozoya, all of Odessa; four sisters:  Eva Angelina Ortiz of Chihuahua, MX, Consuelo Vargas of Fairbanks, AK, Lupe Ferrel and Inez Lozoya, both of El Paso; two brothers:  Raul Lozoya and Jorge Lozoya, both of Naica, MX; eighteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.       

He is preceded in death by his wife:  Maria Lozoya; his father: Guadalupe Lozoya; two brothers:  Jesus and Alfredo Lozoya; and one sister:  Irma Lozoya.

Rosary will be 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Funeral services and will be in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico and interment will be at Panteon Naica in Naica, CH.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa and Capillas de Fatima in Delicias, MX.

Maria Herlinda Rodriguez Barron

Maria Herlinda Rodriguez Barron, age 40, passed from this life on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX.  She was born on Tuesday, October 7, 1969 in Acuna, Mexico to Raul and Irene (Montanez) Rodriguez.  She was a caregiver. She married Antonio Barron, and they had three children together.

Maria loved to read, dancing, and crossword puzzles. She loved music, especially cumbia and country. Her favorite country artist was Alan Jackson. Other pastimes that Maria enjoyed included driving around town, shopping, and spending time with her kids.

Those left to cherish her memory are her father: Raul Rodriguez of Odessa, Tx; three daughters: Catherine Denise Barron, Ashley Marie Barron, and Daniela Aileene Barron, all of Odessa, TX; three brothers: Raul Rodriguez, Nazario Rodriguez, and Rolando Rodriguez, all of Odessa, TX; and two sisters: Irene Rodriguez of Odessa, TX and Idalia Galvan of Bakersfield, CA. 

Her mother: Irene Rodriguez; and her husband: Antonio Barron preceded her in death.

Rosary will be 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at St. James Catholic Church in Sanderson, TX.  Funeral mass will be at St James Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Thursday, September 30, 2010, Father George Thirumangalam officiating.  Interment will be at Santa Rita Cemetery in Sanderson, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Xavier Sanchez

Xavier Sanchez, age 23, passed from this life on Monday, September 27, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in San Antonio on October 6, 1986 to Rogelio Sanchez and Cynthia (Rodriguez) Carrasco.  He attended Permian High School.  He was a warm, loving person, who was fun to be around.  He enjoyed hanging out with his friends.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his mother:  Cynthia Carrasco; step-father:  Fred Vogt III; three brothers:  Jesse Vogt, Christopher Vogt and Fred Vogt IV; and three sisters:  Melissa Mendoza, Jessica Vogt, and Vanessa Vogt; all of Odessa.  He also leaves behind four uncles and two aunts in San Antonio; two uncles and one aunt in Odessa; and eleven nieces and nephews.

Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, September 30, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Joe Uecker.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

David William Sweeden

David William Sweeden passed away at the Hospice House on September 28, 2010.

He was born in Midland, TX July 7, 1958 to Louis and Margaret Sweeden. As a teenager he moved to Odessa. He attended Permian High School. He worked in the oil field his whole life. He met Kay Slaughter and had two daughters Kandis Sweeden and Krystle McGill.

He was a wonderful father, son and friend. He liked country and rock music, fishing, hunting, drinking beer and bar-b-qing with family and friends.

He is preceded in death by grandparents Hubert and Crystal Willis, Lenlie and Nettie Sweeden, brother Robert Sweeden, and Granddaughter Destiny Sweeden.

He is survived by parents:  Louis and Margaret Sweeden; daughters:  Kandis Sweeden and Krystle McGill both of Odessa; sisters:  Cecilia Moseley of Odessa and Patti Philips of Medford,OR;  aunt: Huline Holand of Odessa; cousin:  Michele Martinez of Odessa; six grandchildren: Shane Wicklander, Jaramiah Mejia, Braden Sweeden, Micheal Surles, Landon McGill and Kayleigh Surles; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Special thanks to Home Hospice, 4th and 6th floor staff at MCH, Marry Lou Cassidy, Sandra Sweeden, and Tony Martinez for support and prayers. Acres West Funeral Chapel is entrusted with services. Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Catherin Wynell Pruett

Catherin Wynell Pruett, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at Regency Hospital at the age of 76.  She was born in Wichita Falls on March 28, 1934 to Luna and Virginia (Gilbreath) Russell.  She married C. W. “Red” Pruett in Seymour, TX in 1950.  Together they raised three children and owned and operated Pruett’s Jewelry in Odessa.

Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters:  Charlott Pruett and husband Dr. A. David Scheele of Midland and Cheyrice Brumfield and husband Larry D. Brumfield, Sr. of Horseshoe Bay; seven grandchildren:  Brandy Mitchell, Heather Almquist, Larry D. Brumfield, Jr., Gary D. Moore, Jr. Robin Pruett, Landon D. Brumfield, Lance D. Brumfield; and six great-grandchildren:  Dustin, Autumn, Ethan, Bryson, Landrie, and Gage Andre.

She was preceded in death by her parents:  Luna and Virgie Russell; her husband: C.W. "Red" Pruett, Sr.; her son:  C. W. “Speedy” Pruett, Jr.; and four brothers.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 in the morning on Friday, October 1, 2010 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Russell Gene Motley

Russell Gene Motley, age 53, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Hearthorne, OK on April 3, 1957 to Kennth Ray Motley and Rosetta (Hudlow) Motley.  He was an oilfield laborer. 

He is survived by his longtime companion:  Debra Ivy of Odessa; two daughters:  Patricia Long of Granbury and Ginger Rodgers of Odessa; three brothers:  Lenny Motley of San Antonio, Carl Motley of Las Vegas, NV; and four grandchildren. 

His parents, three brothers, and two sisters precede him in death.

Memorial services will be 5 pm Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Lorrie Roehl and Pastor Mike Perdue.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Dana D. Donaldson

Dana D. Donaldson, age 52, passed from this life on Friday, October 1, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Pasadena, TX on April 10, 1958 to Floyd Drake and Sue (Adams) Drake Avery.  She was a member of the Church of God.  Dana married Kyle Donaldson on June 6, 1975 in Texarkana, AR.  They had recently celebrated 35 years together.  She was the co-owner of Donaldson Fire and Safety.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  Kyle Donaldson of Odessa; mother:  Sue Avery and husband Jake of Amarillo; son:  Justin Adam Donaldson of Weatherford; two daughters:  Kristi D’Lyn Walters of Weatherford and Kara D’Lee Graham of Midland; one brother:  Clay Avery of Amarillo; two sisters:  Shana Uhrich and Sharon Cooper, both of Amarillo; and eight grandchildren:  Preslee Walters, Jayden Donaldson, Ryker Donaldson, Rylan Donaldson, Gage Walters, Tynleigh Donaldson, Kallen Graham, and Dawson Nelson.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents:  Mary and Elton Adams and her father:  Floyd Drake.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Interment will follow at West Texas Memorial Park, 4100 N. FM 1788, Midland, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Alicia Contreras De Hernandez

Alicia Contreras De Hernandez, age 53, of Hobbs, NM, passed away on Tuesday, October  5, 2010, at Covenant Specialty Hospital in Lubbock, TX.  She was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on February 7, 1958 to the late Alejandro and Elvira (Olivas) Contreras.  She worked as a waitress and was a member of the Catholic Church. 

She is survived by her daughter: Irai Contreras of Talmage, Utah; two sons:  Armando Hernandez of Talmage, Utah and Edward Hernandez of Lubbock; two sisters:  Oralia Ortiz of Ojinaga, MX and Marisela Contreras of Odessa, Texas; three brothers:  Arturo Contreras of Odessa and Hervey Contreras and Alejandro Contreras, both of Hobbs, NM; and two granddaughters:  Alexia Hernandez and Raegan Hernandez, both of Talmage, UT.    

Her parents and two brothers:  Rodrigo Contreras and Benito Contreras, precede her in death.

Rosary will be said 7:30 pm Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel in Odessa.  Funeral mass will be at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Odessa at 10:00 AM Friday, October  8, 2010 , Fr. Joe Uecker officiating.  Interment will be at the Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery in Odessa.   Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Ed B. Villareal, Jr.

Ed B. Villareal, Jr., age 44, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at Odessa Regional Hospital in Odessa.  He was born in Big Spring, TX on May 2, 1966.  He was a house painter for T. and L. Paint.   

He is survived by his wife Melinda (Lopez) Villareal of Odessa; parents:  Ed Villareal and Yolanda (Chavarria) Villareal of Odessa; daughter:  Abigail Villareal of Odessa; two sons:  Daniel Villareal  and Nicholas Villareal of Odessa; two sisters:  Priscilla Young and Victoria Villareal of Odessa; and two brothers:  Raymundo Chavarria  and Israel Villareal of Odessa.       

His brother, Esaul Villareal, precedes him in death. 

Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 2:00 PM Friday, October 8, 2010, Pastor Michael Villareal officiating.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Wendell Lee “Sonny” Hicks, Jr.

Wendell Lee “Sonny” Hicks, Jr, 50, of Goldsmith was called home on October 7, 2010 at his residence in Goldsmith. He was born on Wednesday, November 4, 1959 to Wendell Lee Hicks, Sr. and Millie Ruth Netherly in Monroe, LA.  He married Cassie Riggen on October 14, 1996 in Odessa. 

Wendell was a wonderful father to Michael Lee Hicks, Neil Allen Riggen and Jeffrey Ben Riggen. He was also a wonderful Grumpy to all five of his grandsons. Wendell was a wonderful companion to his wife, Cassie Hicks. 

He was preceded in death by his father: Wendell Lee Hicks, Sr. 

Those left behind to cherish his memory include his wife: Cassie Hicks of Odessa; mother: Millie Hicks of Yulee, FL; son: Michael Lee Hicks and wife, Heather, and grandson: Blake Hicks, all of Kansas City, MO; son: Neil Riggen and wife, Tessa, and grandsons: Frankie and Jaxson Riggen, all of Gardendale; son: Jeffrey Riggen and wife, April, and grandsons: Jayden and Kyle Riggen, all of Goldsmith; brother: James Hicks and wife, Rhonda, and nephew, Jeremy Hicks, all of Odessa; sister: Julie Tucker and husband, Richard, and nephew, Jesse Tucker, all of Yulee, FL; sister: Linda Ann Moreno-Torres and husband, Frank, and children, Frankie, Johnny, Alexis, and Peter, all of Florida; mother-in-law: Vera Hunter of Odessa; and father-in-law: Doyle Hamilton and wife, Carol, of Llano, TX. 

Memorial services will be 7:00 pm Tuesday, October 12, 2010 with military honors at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Roy Jones.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Sheila Anne Hunt

Sheila Anne Hunt, age 72, passed away Friday, October 08, 2010 at her Odessa home.  She was born in Jacksboro, TX on May 25, 1938 to Elias Dan Cloninger and Willie Lee (Jolly) Cloninger.  She married Clinton Lester Hunt on August 28, 1957 in Odessa.  She was a homemaker; beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 53 years, Clinton Hunt; three sons:  Thomas Dan Powers and wife Tammy, Michael Don Powers and wife Debbie, and Clinton Ray Hunt and wife Sabrina; one sister:  Madilyn Marie Lowman; fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, all of Odessa.

Her parents, one daughter:  Sheila Catherine Whatley, and a granddaughter:  Ashlea Heather Hunt Martin, precede her in death.

Memorial services will be at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Home Hospice, 516 N. Texas, Odessa, TX 79761 or to Texas Oncology- Odessa West Texas Cancer Center, 301 North Washington, Odessa, TX 79761. 

Dustin Dell Brown Teague

Dustin Dell Brown Teague, age 22, of Odessa, Texas, was taken unexpectedly up to Heaven on Sunday, October 10, 2010.  He was born in Odessa on June 5, 1988 to John Carl Teague II and Shannon Dell (Brown) Teague.  He was a typical rowdy boy.  He loved fast cars and good times and enjoyed life like he was bulletproof.  He bought a Camero when he was 18.  He started playing ice hockey with the Permian JV.  He later was on the Midland Bulldogs team, playing together with his brother and sister.  He was employed by Pinnacle Pipe Inspection and was contracted out of the Smith Pipeyard.  He had lost his left index finger in an oilfield accident.  Dustin was in a committed relationship with Chelsea Jo Taylor and they had a son together, Kaiden Dell Teague, affectionately called “Dr. K” by his dad.  He was all wrapped up in Kaiden and loved him like no other.

Dustin in survived by Chelsea Taylor and son:  Kaiden Dell Teague of Odessa; his parents:  John and Shannon Teague of Odessa; paternal grandparents:  J.C. and Dorothy Teague of Odessa; maternal grandmother:  Beverly Bates of Odessa; maternal great-grandmother:  Reba Daniels of Odessa; grandparents:  Floyd and Barbara Hughes of Gardendale; brother:  Chaise Thomas Teague of Odessa; sister:  Devin Dakota Teague of Odessa; aunts and uncles:  John Walter Bates, Jr and wife Dana, Joy Lauderdale, Tammy and George Hester, Ray and Robbie Hollingsworth, Dana and Ed Warren, and Elaine Zellner and companion Joe Baca; a host of cousins; and his beloved blue pit bull, “Bo”.

He is preceded in death by his grandfathers:  Johnny Bates and Bobby Dell Brown, and his best friend:  Eric Perez.

A family visitation will be from 6 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be at Bethany Christian Church at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 13, 2010, Robert Scofield and Kyle Rogers officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Everett (Buck) Otto Molitor

Everett (Buck) Otto Molitor (86) of Odessa, Texas passed away on 10/10/2010.  He was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, the son of Ruth and Otto Molitor.  He was married to his high school sweetheart, Wardna for 68 years.

During World War II, Everett entered the 82nd Infantry preparing for D-Day.  After getting pneumonia, he transferred to London where he worked as a Code-Breaker.  He served overseas for 2 1/2 years gaining the rank of Master Sergeant.

The Molitors raised their children in Oklahoma.  Everett and Wardna moved to Odessa 39 years ago, where he worked as Area Manager for The Western Company until retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Wardna; his 3 children, Jean, Mike and Susan; and 11 grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a son, Don in 1964.

A cremation was held at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  A memorial service will be held later at Little Cemetery in Seminole, Oklahoma.   Everett was a member of the Sunset Golf Course and Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  As a member of the “Greatest Generation”, he served with valor and will be missed by many friends and family.

Donations may be made in his name to Home Hospice, 516 N. Texas, Odessa, TX 79761. 

SSG Tony Daniel Nix

Tony Daniel Nix, age 33, formerly of Kermit, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2010 at University of Louisville Hospital.  He was born in Odessa on February 11, 1977 to Ronald James Nix and Cindy Jean (Charles) Warren.  He graduated from Kermit High School in 1995. 

He enlisted in the US Navy on August 25, 1995 as a Tomahawk Cruise Missile Technician, where he served superbly for 13 years.  Wishing to continue his service to his country, SSG Nix departed the Navy and joined the Army in 2008 as a 91G, Fire Control Repairer.  Shortly after joining the Army, he deployed with Delta Company, 201st BSB, to Operation Enduring Freedom from July 2008 to June 2009.  SSG Nix was instrumental in maintaining the various weapon systems in the 6th Squadron, 4th Calvary Regiment.  SSG Nix was a disciplined, knowledgeable, loyal, and caring NCO who would have only continued to succeed.  SSG Nix loved the outdoors, particularly enjoying hunting and fishing.  His favorite pastime was taking care of soldiers and their families and sharing stories about his two daughters. SSG Nix was a great citizen soldier who loved America and serving the nation. He was currently stationed at Fort Knox. 

During his enlistments, SSG Nix received the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal with two Services Stars, and the Army Combat Action Badge.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his mother:  Cindy Jean Charles Warren of Odessa; father:  Ronald James Nix of Odessa; paternal grandmother:  Loretta Rash Allen of Lake Whitney, TX; maternal grandfather:  Lyle Dean Charles and wife Judy Charles of Kermit; two daughters:  Therese Reilly and Justine Nix, both of Honolulu, Hawaii; and two sisters:  Brandy Moore of Erin, TN and LaCrisha Beery of Ruckersville, VA.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather:  Donald Nix; maternal grandmother:  Margaret Morgan.

Funeral services with military honors are 2:00 pm Friday, October 22, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa, officiated by Army Chaplain, Capt. Darrell Burriss.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. in Odessa. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations or stuffed animals be brought to be given to children's charities.

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