Obituaries 2012

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A Ramirez
Abigail Ramírez

Abigail Ramírez, 23  años , de Odessa, Partió de esta vida el Domingo 23 de Diciembre del 2012, Ella nació el  18 de Junio 1989,en Harbor City, CA a su madre Norma Leticia Ramírez de Odessa, TX, y su padre  Socorro Ramírez Lujan, de El Pueblito, Aldama, México.

Abby – Era una persona muy dulce, una mama muy luchista,  muy esforzada, nunca demostró sus problemas y necesidades ella cargaba todo sola. Fue madre soltera por anos y supo sacar a sus hijos con mucho amor y paciencia. Tenía muchas amistades q siempre le mostraron muncho amor. Ella recibió la paz de Dios cuando recibió al Señor Jesús en su corazón en lo que su vida cambio. Comenzó a caminar y hablar en la fe demostrando le a su mama y hermanos. Llego a ver su padre por última vez en que tenía años sin ver, Se fue salvando sus hijos hasta el fin cubriendo los en sus brazos.                                                                          

Los que se  quedan a cuidar su memoria son: su hijo; Andrés Esquivel  Ramírez, su hija; Jazzlyn Ramírez, sus padres; Norma Leticia Ramírez de Odessa, TX, y Socorro  Ramirez Lujan de El Pueblito, Aldama,Mexico, dos hermanos; Eric Ramírez y esposa Susy, Coyo Ramírez  todos de Odessa, TX, una hermana; Alexandra Ramírez de Odessa, TX ; sus abuelitos maternos: Gabino y Anita Ramírez de Odessa, Tx; su abuela paterna; Eduvijes Lujan de Odessa,TX;  y numerosos  Tíos, tías y primos.

Servicios Funerales serán el Lunes 31 de Diciembre del 2012 ,En el Templo Aposento Alto a las  9 am, Oficiado por el Pastor Ely Emiliano. Entierro en El Jardín de Paz Cementerio del Condado Ector. Arreglos  confiado a Acres West Funeral Chapel  y condolencias pueden ser enviados a



D Reynolds
Donna Fay Reynolds

Donna Fay Reynolds, age 60, of Odessa, passed from this life on Monday, December 24, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Colorado Springs, CO on December 8, 1952 to the late Harvey Wayne Decker and Lois Myrtle (Jeffers) Decker.   

Donna was an awesome homemaker and was very particular about the appearance of her house.  She was a seamstress who sewed and crocheted and even taught her grandkids to crochet.  She enjoyed watching Western movies and wrestling and was quite the fighter herself.  She struggled with COPD for many years. 

She is survived by her daughters:  Denise Turner and husband Jason of Odessa and Melissa Garcia Reed and husband Kenny of Plummerville, AR; son:  Joshua Dillon and wife Sara of Springfield, MO; brother:  Bobby Decker and wife Carol of Belton, Texas; and eleven grandchildren:  Ethan, Elijah, and Zeke Dillon; Elizabeth, Makayla, and Joshua Dillon; Sean White; Valorie Shipp; Skilar and Kimberly Dumas; and Jasmine Turner. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; son: Brian Dillon, brother:  William “Bill” Decker, and granddaughter:  Ryan White. 

Memorial services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January  2, 2013, Bro. Dewey Blevins officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas. 

D Trent
Darla Jean Trent

Darla Jean Trent, age 57, of Odessa, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at her residence.  She was born in Oklahoma City, OK on March 12, 1955 to the late Guy E. Thomason, Jr. and Bernice Mae (Cranton) Thomason and was raised in Midland, TX.  She was a talented cake decorator and baker.  A former St. Louis, MO resident (where she spent most of her adult life), Darla trained other bakers in St. Louis in baking and cake decorating.   

Darla loved to travel and worked for a time on the Mississippi Queen riverboat.  She enjoyed fishing and doing beadwork, and loved daisies.  She was a deeply spiritual person who was very much a people person.  Her best friend, however, was Ashley – her dog, who she lost four years ago. 

She is survived by her son:  Paul Bailey Trent of St. Louis, MO; brother:  Carroll Thomason and wife Jonice of Amarillo; three sisters:  Shara Ward and husband Dub of Odessa, Linda Bundy of Topeka, KS, and Tina McIntyre and husband Ron of Washington, D.C.; and one grandchild. 

Memorial services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Carroll Thomason.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W University Blvd. Odessa, TX.   

The family wishes to send out special thanks to the staff of Hospice House and Home Hospice, especially T.J. and Stacy.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Darla’s name may be made to Hospice House, 903 Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761. 

Monty Williamson

Emanuel Monty Williamson, age 71, of Odessa, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at his residence.  He was born in Clover, Idaho on September 25, 1941 to the late Johnny James Williamson and Helena Louise (Adolf) Williamson.  He was a boat captain and a US Army veteran.

He is survived by his brother:  Johnny Williamson of Grapeview, WA; and three sisters:  Connie Todd of Odessa, Rita Strong of Huntington Beach, CA, and Lana Salter of Mission, TX.

Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1st Church of the Nazarene, officiated by Tom Todd.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

T Stoner
Texas Cheyenne Stoner

Texas Cheyenne Stoner, age 65, of Odessa, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.   

He was born in Wichita, KS on April 8, 1947, the son of Rebecca Harriet Ford the late Paul Nolan Stoner.  He was a US Marine Veteran, having served two tours in Vietnam.  He worked as a diesel technician. 

Also known as “Diablo Tex”, Texas was a member of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association and the Comanche Moon Renegades.  He was an avid gun collector and was also a member of the Midland Shooters Association.  Catfish and Company was his favorite restaurant, where he enjoyed flirting with all the waitresses.  Texas also haunted the Home Depot.  A very loving and generous man, he always gave to others with no expectation of receiving anything in return.  He always wanted to see others happy no matter what the cost to himself, and watched over his friends and family to be sure they arrived safely at their destinations. 

He is survived by his wife:  Caryn Sue (Yates) Stoner of Odessa; mother:  Rebecca Ford of Florence, KS; daughter:  Sharon Broughton and husband Mike of Odessa; four sons:  Leroy Law and wife Jana of Odessa, Bruce Stoner and wife Adria of Lincoln, Calif., Charles Whitehead and wife Trish of Odessa, and Scott McKenna and wife Kim of Massachusetts; three sisters:  Tana Clause and husband Dan of Florida, Jessie Stoner of Minnesota, and Paula Wyss and husband Marvin of Kansas; four brothers:  Dusty Stoner and wife Joyce, Buck Stoner and wife Faye, Ronald Stoner, and Kenny Stoner, all of Missouri; and eighteen grandchildren. 

A celebration of life, with military honors, will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Antioch Christian Church, 4040 Maple Street, Odessa, TX at 5:30 pm.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

V Davis
Venesta Renee (Thurman) Davis

Venesta Renee (Thurman) Davis, age 50, of Odessa, TX, was taken Home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 24, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  She was born in Odessa on May 30, 1962 to Willie James Thurman, Sr. and Vera Lee (Anderson) Lee.

She was a free spirit who enjoyed the outdoors and liked to fish.  She was an excellent cook and baker and made every family gathering a little tastier.  Venesta was a devout Christian woman who devoted her time to mission work, going on Christian retreats, and listening to Gospel music.  She was very spiritual and focused on strengthening her relationship with the Lord.

Those left to cherish her memory are her mother:  Vera Lee Lee of Dallas, TX; father:  Willie James Thurman, Sr. of Pittsburgh, TX; maternal grandmother:  Ruth Watkins of Odessa, TX; daughter:  Michelle Thurman of Dallas, TX; three sons:  Andrew Darius Thurman of Odessa, TX and Virgil Duncan and Antwon Thurman, both of Midland, TX; brother:  Willie Thurman and wife Rhonda, also of Midland, TX; eight grandchildren; aunts:  Consuela Harmon of Odessa, TX, Dottie Collins of Spring, TX, Wanda Foster of Dallas, TX, Mozell Thurman of Sacramento, CA and Lois Thurman of Denver, CO; uncles:  Darius Collins and wife Eve of Odessa, TX, Farris Collins and wife Susan of Albuquerque, NM, Henry McDowell of Starksville, MS, Bobby Washington and wife Denise of Midland, TX, Maurice Thurman of Dallas, TX, and Leon Thurman and Curtis Thurman, both of Midland, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her brother, Andrew Thurman, and paternal grandparents:  Andrew Thurman and Marie Thurman; preceded her to the Heavenly gates.

Funeral services will be at Highland and Bunche St. Church of Christ, 1705 Highland, Odessa, TX 79761 at 11:00 AM Wednesday, January  2, 2013, Bro. Gene O. Collins officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.   

O Tarango
Obed Tarango

Obed Tarango, age 65, of Odessa, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012 at his residence.  He was born in Valle de Zaragosa, Mexico on May 27, 1947 to Pedro and Josefina (Rodriguez) Tarango.  He was a welder and a member of the Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife:  Bertha Lidia (Lozano) Tarango of Odessa; three sons:  Obed Tarango, Jr., Jose Tarango, and Jesus Miguel Tarango, all of Odessa; six daughters:  Bertha Alicia Guillen of Odessa, Velia Verdugo of Decatur, Dora Elia Tarango, Ofelia Tarango, Gloria Tarango, and Guadalupe Nicolas, all of Odessa; two brothers:  Isael and Jose Tarango, both of Presidio; sisters:  Esperanza Tarango Lujan of Ojinaga, CH, Mexico, Adelina Carrasco of Denver City, Lidia Rojas, Lucila Tarango and Yolando Castillo, all of Hobbs, NM, Arasely Tarango of Odessa, Gloria Tarango of Denver City, and Suky Meza of Palestine, TX; thirty-two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at the family home at 211 E. Calcutta, Odessa, TX.  Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Frank Chavez.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W University Blvd.  Odessa, TX.   

C Hernandez
Carlos Hector Hernandez

Carlos Hector Hernandez, age 28, of Odessa, passed away into eternal peace on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Manuel Benavides, CH, Mexico to Angel and Maria Jesus (Lujan) Hernandez.  He was Catholic.

He enjoyed basketball and playing games on his computer.

He is survived by his parents:  Maria and Angel Hernandez of Odessa; brother:  Omar Hernandez of Chihuahua, Mexico; and two sisters:  Emilia Hernandez of Odessa and Lorena Chavez of Roswell, NM.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Graveside services will be Thursday, January 3, 2012 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX.

B Harridge
Betty Jo Stinson Harridge

Betty Jo was born on July 15, 1928 in Gorman, Texas to Laughlin “Bud” Stinson and Bonnie Choate.  At an early age the family and Betty Jo moved to Kermit, Texas.   Betty went to Kermit schools all her life and graduated from Kermit High School in 1945.  While in school she was a drum major and was on the tennis team.  After graduation she went to secretarial school at Texas Tech and worked at various jobs. Betty Jo married Cecil Faye Don Harridge on April 17, 1949 at the Community Church in Kermit.  This happy couple had three children.  She was the Assistant Auditor for Winkler County until she retired.  She was very active in the community.  She was very active right up to 2011 in the American Legion Auxiliary; where she held the posts of President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer.  She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a big volunteer in the Kermit Chamber of Commerce, as well as being a proud member of Women on Wheels Motorcycle Association.  Betty Jo was very involved with the Kermit High School Alum, serving as her Class President and going on to host the entire Reunion.  She was currently the President of the Winkler County Historical Commission.  Whenever anyone needed a hand they could always count on Betty Jo. 

Betty Jo was called Home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 31, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cecil and one daughter Donna Jo. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Son Don Harridge and wife Gayla of Seminole, TX; her daughter Bettye Lynn Humphries and husband Robin of Midland, TX; her brother: Kenneth Stinson and wife Sammy of Grape Creek, TX; five grandchildren: Justin and wife Tiffany Humphries of Midland, TX, Ashley and husband Steve White of Lubbock, TX, Jennifer and husband Brandon Taylor of San Diego, CA, Amber Harridge of Andrews, Texas  and Zachary and wife Whitley Humphries of San Diego, CA; six great-grandchildren; and her good friend:  Stefani Haley of Kermit.

Family will receive friends and visitors from 6:00 -8:00 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2012 at Family Services Funeral Parlor in Kermit.  Funeral Services will be 2:00 Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Community Church in Kermit with John Edgar Haley conducting.  Pallbearers will be:  Justin Humphries, Zachary Humphries, Brandon Taylor, John Stinson, Buddy Stinson and Tommy Stinson.  Honorary Pallbearers are: Mark Haley, Alan Haley, Mike Vaughn, and Rodney Turnbow.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa and Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.


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