Obituaries 2012

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Donald Gladnor Hill
Donald Gladnor Hill
Donald Gladnor Hill age 82 Of Odessa, passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Deerings Nursing and Rehab Center in Odessa. He was born to Ewell Erwin Hill and Ada Sarah (Shockley) Hill on February 14, 1930.

Don was a veteran of the Air Force. He worked in the oilfield for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Ewell Hill, a son Russell Keith Hill, and a granddaughter Stefanie Joy Hill.

He is survived by a brother Bob Hill of Oklahoma City, OK, a sister Barbara Jones of Lindsay, Oklahoma, son Steve Hill of Encinitas, California, son Mike Hill and wife Rhonda Hill of Odessa, son Terry Hill and wife Maryam Hill of Odessa, son Matt Hill of Odessa, daughter Sabrina McIver of San Antonio TX, daughter Charmange (Charlie) Gabert and husband Clint Gabert of Beeville TX, grandson Gabriel Hill and wife Debbie Hill of Gilbert AZ, granddaughter Spring Edwards and husband David Edwards of Albuquerque NM, grandson Jacob Hill and wife Dee Hill of Odessa, grandson Keith Hill of Odessa, granddaughter Michelle Hill of New York City, granddaughter Janelle Hill of Odessa, granddaughter Jessica Wood and husband Daniel Wood of McKinney, TX, granddaughter Jordan Hill of Odessa, grandson Justin Gabert, grandson Kyle Gabert, granddaughter Shannon Gabert, granddaughter Sarah Gabert of Beeville, TX, grandson Ryan McDearman of San Antonio, TX and seven great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Saturday November 17, 2012 at Parker Heights Christian Church at 4:00 PM.
Robert Aguirre Tarango
Robert Aguirre Tarango
Robert Aguirre Tarango, 64 of Provo, Utah passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012 in Odessa, Texas. He was born in Artesia, New Mexico on June 3, 1948 to Concepcion and Elena Aguirre Tarango. Robert was self employed as a carpenter.

“This is not the end, but merely the beginning”

He loved, he laughed, he cried, he gave, he lived, he left. He is now free, he is now safe, he is now comforted by the Lord. No other feeling is greater than the feeling he received from leaving. He can now climb the mountains bigger and more beautiful than the mountains in Utah. He can now walk amongst the deer and elk with racks we would not believe. He can now visit candelaria as it was with water, crops and steer too many to count. Now he has returned home to Marfa where his heart has always been. We will miss his so…but through his memory he is never gone. He is with us still, we can call on him by remembering him and he will be there.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife Maricela Tarango of Provo, UT. , Son: Robert Tarango, Jr. of Orem, UT., Daughters: Veronica McGee of Lake Shore, UT, Jannette McAllister of Lehi, UT and Monica Tarango of Orem, UT; Brothers: Nari Tarango of San Antonio,Texas, Adam Tarango of San Angelo, Texas, Chon Tarango, Jr. of Amarillo, Texas and Cruz Tarango of Odessa; Sisters: Elidia Iniguez of Balmorhea, Texas, Elia Baeza of Balmorhea, Texas, Nora Baeza of Marfa, Texas, Eva Carrasco of San Angelo, Texas, Emma Dominguez and Norma Lopez both of Odessa.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents: Concepcion and Elena Tarango; One Brother: Abel Tarango and One Sister: Carmen Ramirez.

Rosary will be 7:00pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas. Interment will follow at Marfa Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Ismael Lopez Duran
Ismael Lopez Duran
Ismael Lopez Duran, 64 of Hobbs, New Mexico passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was born in Artesia, New Mexico on August 26, 1948 to Daniel and Ester Duran.

Ismael was a welder by trade. But when he wasn’t working he enjoyed cooking, fishing, fixing cars, camping and carpentry. Ismael loved his family and they loved him. He will be missed by all.
Survivors are his wife Delfa Garcia of Hobbs, N.M.; Sons: Juan Duran of Odessa, Michael Duran and Ismael Duran, Jr. both of Hobbs, N.M. and stepson Steve Garcia of Odessa, Texas. ; Daughters: Peggy Duran and Victoria Duran both of Hobbs, N.M. and stepdaughter Amy Garcia of Odessa; Brothers: Eziquel Duran of California and Israel Duran of Odessa; Sisters: Isabel Herandez of Odessa, Virginia Tate of Midland, Mary Reyes of Seminole, Frances Tallamantes of Seminole and Martha Valadez of Hobbs, N.M.; 11 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.

Ismael is preceded in death by his parents: Daniel Carrillo Duran and Ester Lopez Duran.

Funeral Services will be 10:00am, Monday, November 19, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Jimmy Braswell. Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden in Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jose M. Garcia

Jose M. Garcia, age 50, of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Houston, TX.  He was born in Odessa on March 19, 1962 to the late Elauterio and Anita (Madrid) Garcia.  He was a skilled concrete mason, who had worked concrete pretty much his entire life. 

Jose enjoyed barbequing and spending time with his family and drinking beer.  He loved the outdoors and would deer hunt, fish and golf when he had free time.

He is survived by his wife:  Noemi (Adame) Garcia of Odessa; two sons:  Bryant Garcia and Angel Garcia, both of Odessa; five sisters:  Catalina Garcia, Joana Garcia, Sylvia Garcia, and Manuela Puga, all of Odessa, and Florenda Gomez of Midland; and three brothers:  Enrique Garcia, Elauterio Garcia, Jr., and Raul Sanchez, all of Odessa.

Memorial services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 1, 2012, Father Joe Uecker officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

Genoveva Gallegos Brito
Genoveva Gallegos Brito
Genoveva Gallegos Brito, 84, of Odessa passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Maijoma, Chihuahua, Mexico on November 27, 1927 to Lino and Angelita (Prieto) Gallegos.

Genoveva married Ernesto Brito in 1948 and had a long and happy marriage until his passing in 1991. She was a retired housekeeper with MCH.

Genoveva always had food. She loved to eat, eat, eat and always had home cooked meals in abundance. She was very loving and always had her home open to anyone who needed a place to stay and would give the shirt off her back to them. Genoveva loved flowers, parrots, crocheting and embroidering.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are sons: Victor Brito, Maximo Brito, Jose Brito all of Odessa and Ernesto Brito, Jr. of Carlsbad, NM; Daughters: Dominga Lopez & Antolina Brito Parra both of Midland, Josefina Armendariz of Ft. Stockton, Jeannie Brito of Odessa and Irene Niece of Shallowater, Tx; Brothers: Lino Gallegos, Jesus Gallegos, Francisco Gallegos, Modesto Cervantes all of Ojinaga, Mexico; Sisters: Feliciana Hernandez, Paula Gallegos, Juana Hernandez, Maria Brito of Presidio and Josefa Herrera of Johnston, CO.; 43 grandchildren; 108 great grandchildren; 39 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral mass will be 2:00pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church officiated by Father Chavez. Interment will follow at Rose Hill in Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Donald J. Martin

Donald J. Martin, age 70, of Odessa, died Monday, November 19, 2012, at Hospice House in Odessa, Texas.  He was born in Seminole, TX on May 1, 1942 to the late Jay “J. V.” Martin and Tressie Ophelia (Blackmon) Martin.  He worked in telecommunications and electronics in the oilfield and served some time as a peace officer.

He is survived by his two sons:  Johnny Martin of Louisiana and Leslie "Les" Martin of Anna, Texas; several grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings:  Dean Martin and Danna Martin.

Donald donated his body to Texas Tech Health Sciences School of Medicine in Lubbock.  Memorial services will are pending.  They will be held at Trinity Baptist Church in Seminole, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

Kaira Monae Gasaway

Kaira Monae Gasaway, a precious angel from Heaven, returned to Jesus’ arms on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Cooks Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, TX at the age of 7 months.  She was born in Midland on March 30, 2012 to Roderick Gasaway and Christy Bivins.  Kaira was a special little girl and the best thing that ever happened to them.

Kaira was super strong and always in motion.  She was always playing and kicking and showing off her personality.  Kaira was a special gift from the Lord and was beloved by her brother, her parents, and her extended family.

There are several family members here who will look forward to holding Kaira in their arms in Heaven some sweet day.  They include her loving parents:  Christy Bivins and Roderick Gasaway of Odessa; brother:  Roderick Gasaway of Galveston; maternal grandparents:  Jan and Terry Bivins of Odessa; paternal grandparents:  Sheryl and Eugene Roland of Texas City; her maternal great-grandmother:  Marchetta June Bivins of Bowie, TX; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, November 26, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Richard Alvarez

Richard Alvarez, age 60, of Odessa, passed from this life Friday, November 23, 2012 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born May 14, 1952 in Odessa to Enedina Champion Alvarez and the late Jimmy Alvarez.  He was an upholsterer. 

He loved to fish and BBQ and he loved his Budweiser.  Richard lived out at Balmorhea Lake for twelve years.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother:  Enedina Alvarez of Balmorhea; his daughters:  Amy Alvarez of Odessa and Ashley Alvarez of Austin; two brothers:  Gilbert Alvarez of Gardendale and Jimmy Alvarez of Austin; four sisters:  Gloria Chastain and B. J. Alvarez, both of Augusta, GA and Rosie Alvarez and Mary Alvarez, both of Balmorhea; and two grandchildren:  Amery Hughes and Raylon Hughes.

Memorial services will be at the Balmorhea Lake on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

“yeah – yeah – yeah…..”

Reginald Dan “Reggie” Voss

Reginald Dan “Reggie” Voss passed away at Crane Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Crane, TX on Saturday, November 24, 2012.  He is in Heaven now and is no longer in pain.  He was born to Nanette Voss on March 17, 1951 in Odessa, TX and except for moving to Midland his junior year of high school and graduating from Midland Lee in 1969, Reggie lived his entire life in Odessa.  He lived several years with his grandparents, Reginald and Dorothy Voss on the south side of Odessa.

Reggie was very talented in many ways.  He could build and refinish furniture, and was a great mechanic, and body man.  He could do just about anything he set his mind to.  He was known as McGiver to most of his friends.  He owned and operated Voss Automotive and Marine for several years.  He was a member and Vice President of the Odessa Jaycees in the late 1970’s and for several years was in charge of the Fourth of July fireworks for the city.

Reggie had a great sense of humor.  He loved to cook for his friends and had even won several chili cook offs.  He was a good friend to have and was always there when a friend needed him.

Reggie is preceded in death by his mom:  Nanette Voss and his grandparents:  Reginald Charles and Dorothy Voss.

He is survived by one son:  Byron Voss of Odessa; granddaughter:  Taylor Voss of Odessa; sister:  Patricia Bales of Odessa and brother:  Jules Boone of California.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1st Baptist Church of Odessa in the Parlor, officiated by Jesse Gore.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Virgial Dewayne Kinney

Virgial Dewayne Kinney, age 55, of Odessa, Texas, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at his residence in Odessa.  He was born in Oak Grove, LA on September 7, 1957 to the late J.L. and Etta (Stoffer) Kinney.  He was a sales and service man for Kirby Vacuums for 20 years and then worked in the oilfield. 

He is survived by his three daughters:  Katisha Kinney and Kasandra Kinney, both of Odessa and Kristine Kinney of Big Lake; son:  Shaun Garcia of Andrews; three sisters:  Marie Miller of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Bonnie Harper of Lovington, NM and Hattie Johnson of Oak Grove, La.; three brothers:  Leroy Kinney of Brownwood, Charles Kinney of Andrews, and Kenneth Kinney of Phoenix, Ariz.; and four grandchildren:  Mariah, Mia, Mercedes, and Trenton.        

Funeral services will be at Belmont Baptist Church at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Bro. Dale Leonard officiating.  Interment will be at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 


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