Obituaries 2013

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Jeremy Lee Duncan
Jeremy Lee Duncan 
Jeremy Lee Duncan, 32, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013, in Lubbock at University Medical Center. He was born on March 20, 1980 to Judith “Judy” (Roush) Aaron and Russell Joe Duncan in Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

“Asleep in Jesus” Jeremy was a brave and adventuresome person. His hobby was people, he never met a stranger. A believer in the bible, he loved everyone and enjoyed making friends. Jeremy always wanted to talk; and made the best of whatever situation he was in.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother Judy Aaron of Odessa; his maternal grandmother: Vivian Roush of Midland; siblings: Jon Russell Duncan; Noe Beth and husband Judson Garland Meadors,and twin sisters Vivianne Anita Duncan and Jennifer Joy Duncan all of Odessa.

A memorial service is scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Edward Nelson Conner

Edward Nelson Conner, age 77, of Odessa, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Hospice House.  He was born in Rimersburg, PA on December 22, 1935 to the late Harvey Nelson Conner and Edith Carnahan Barnes.  He was a US Marine, serving during the Korean Conflict stationed at Camp Pendleton.  Edward was also a member of the American Legion and was a past Commander.  He worked for Bostick Roofing and Sheet Metal as a salesman.

Edward was a free-spirited energetic man who enjoyed dancing and playing pool.  He listened to County and Western music and his favorite song was “Please Help Me I’m Falling”.  He was also a Dallas Cowboy fan.  A good person, Edward leaves an empty space and will be missed by many.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory one son:  Mace Nelson Conner and wife Sabrina of Odessa; one brother:  Claude Monroe Conner of Odessa; and one sister:  Audrey Hughes and husband J.D. of Bastrop.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother:  Freddie Eugene Conner, who passed away in May of 2002.

A family visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening, February 21, 2013, from 4:00 to 9:00 pm.  Funeral services with military honors will be 10:00 am Friday, February 22, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Chaplain Brian Serrano.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Daniel Valdez Alvarado

Daniel Valdez Alvarado, age 85, of Odessa, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Mexico on July 21, 1927 to the late Catarino and Francisca (Valdez) Alvarado.  He was a member of the Catholic Church.

Mr. Alvarado was a farmer and he loved farming.  He was a hard worker and was very dependable.  Very independent, he lived on his own until the very end.  Daniel was a very respectful and easy going person, who always wore a smile.  He was loving and kind to everyone and his grandchildren had a special place in his heart.

He is survived by his wife:  Dominga Cortez of Odessa; six sons:  Valentin Alvarado and Miguel Alvarado, and Hector Raul Alvarado all of Ojinaga, CH, MX, and Juan Alvarado, Carlos Alvarado and Jorge Levario, all of Odessa; three daughters:  Concepcion Alvarado and Elodia Alvarado, both of Odessa and Consuelo Alvarado of Ojinaga; two brothers:  Raymundo Alavarado of Ojinaga and Rito Alvarado of Chihuahua, CH, MX; six sisters:  Consuelo Alvarado of Los Angeles, CA, Manuela Alvarado and Herlinda Alvarado, both of El Paso, Mercedes Alvarado of Chihuahua, Felecita Alvarado and Maria Alvarado, both of Ojinga; 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife: Valentina Gonzalez Alvarado (who passed away March of 1968); his second wife:  Francisca Levario Alvarado (who passed away March of 2001); two sons:  Jose Luis and Carlos Alvarado; one daughter:  Maria Refugio Alvarado; and two sisters:  Aurora and Josefina Alvarado.

Funeral services will be held in Ojinaga at a later date with burial to follow at Jardines de San Jose, also in Ojinaga.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa and Funeraria de Valle in Ojinaga.

Claude Alfred “Peeper” Johnson
Claude Alford “Peeper” Johnson
Claude Alford “Peeper” Johnson, 73, of Odessa died at his residence in Odessa on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. He was born on November 11, 1939 to the late Ralph Johnson and Mercedes Soloman in Odessa.

He was a tool pusher and served in the U.S. Navy. Claude worked for A.W. Thompson and Santa Fe Drilling for many years. He started as a floor hand and worked himself to a top Company Man.

Claude loved his family and friends. He enjoyed a good game of cards or dominoes. Claude liked to fish with his son and loved sports. He loved to gamble and was one of the best oilfield workers; he was 100% oilfield.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son: Chad Johnson of Odessa; daughters: Christy Garrison of Stillwater, Oklahoma and Karrie Thompson of Hawley, Texas; brothers: David Johnson of Odessa; sister: Gwen Johnson of New York; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother: Ralph “Pumpkin” Johnson; and one grandchild.

A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 2 pm officiated by Pastor Brian Serrano. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
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William Lorrimer vonEnde
William Lorrimer vonEnde, 68, of Odessa passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Deerings Nursing Home in Odessa. He was born on July 13, 1944 to Richard vonEnde and Genevra Brady in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

He was self- employed as a barber and later opened his own service station. It was nothing unusual to see friends showing up at the station for haircuts.

William loved his coffee; which meant he met with his friends at McDonald’s for coffee and a sausage-egg burrito every morning. William enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles and going to auctions.
A member at Victory Temple, William religiously attended church and always volunteered.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son: William Lawerence vonEnde of Odessa; Daughter: Elizabeth Ramos and husband Daniel of Odessa; brothers: Ted vonEnde of McAllen, Texas and Rick vonEnde of Leawood, Texas; sister: Eleanor vonEnde Becker of Lubbock, Texas; and one grandson: Jonathan Ramos of Odessa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Jimmy Braswell. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
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Darryl “The Kidd” Craig Crispin

Darryl “The Kidd” Craig Crispin, age 51, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born on September 15, 1961 to JoEllen Dee Deatherage and the late Winfred Ray Crispin in Kermit, Texas. Darryl married the love of his life, Joyce Egglestin-Conder, on December 25, 1980 in Odessa. He attended Assembly of God Church.

Craig, known as “The Kidd”, loved to fly model airplanes and ride his Harley Davidson in the wind. His grandchildren were #1 to him. Craig enjoyed talking on the CB, shooting his guns, being on the computer, camping and fishing, and going to Ruidoso to ride. He did not like politics and could put up a debate because he loved to argue.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Joyce Crispin of Gardendale; his mother: JoEllen Crispin of Odessa; son: Larry Johnson and wife Kara of Odessa; daughters: Tiala Salinas and husband David, Sr. and Latesha Riggs and husband Stanley all of Odessa; brothers: Gary Don Crispin of Houston, David Dean Crispin of Alamogordo, NM, Eric Crispin of Spokane ,WA, Sean Crispin of Albuquerque, NM; sisters: Rose Mary Cole of Post, Carolann Brock of Concord, NH, Heather Spadoni of Odessa, and Audra Crispin of Carlsbad, NM; 18 grandchildren: Linzie, Ashely, Tristen, Damon, Raveon, David, Jr., Ashley, Juan,  Kaylie , Jayden, Jaycie, Mason, Isaiah, Marina, Aleah, Eliza, EaricAngel and David; great grandchildren: Britney, Madison, Katelynn and 3 on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father: Winfred Ray Crispin, Sr., his step-mother: Ellen Crispin; two brothers:  Winfred Ray Crispin, Jr. and L.C. Overcash; one sister: Becky Weigel; and one grandson: Shelvy Darlyn Cooper, lll.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Friday evening March 1, 2013 from 5-7 pm.  Funeral Services will be 11 am on Saturday, March 2, 2013 officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


Mya Marie Jackson

Mya Marie Jackson, an angel infant, was born and died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Covenant Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lubbock.  She was the daughter of Monica and Ronald Jackson of Odessa.

She is also survived by her grandparents:  Ronald Jackson Sr. and Dorishell Jackson; two brothers:  O’Ryan Jackson and Trey Jackson; and three sisters:  Emylia Jackson, Ebanie Jackson and De’Andrea Jackson, all of Odessa.

The family is very grateful for the short time that God allowed Mya to be with them here.

Graveside services will be 9:00 am Friday, March 1, 2013 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX.

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Maola Williams

Maola Williams, of Odessa, was called away Home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the age of 98.  She was born in Laneville, Texas on January 18, 1915 to the late Roger Williams and Elizabeth (Henry) Lewis.  She was a member of Carver Heights Church of Christ.

Maola lived a long and fruitful life, outliving many of her family members.  Besides her parents, she is preceded to her Heavenly Home by her daughter:  Georgia Carter-Hawkins (Nov. 8, 2012); four brothers and four sisters; and one grandson:  Milton Carter (Oct. 30, 2008).

She leaves behind a legacy of four grandchildren:  William Carter and wife Felicia of Odessa, Carol Phillips of Garland, Michael Carter and wife Evelyn of Odessa, and Kenneth Carter of Lewisville; thirteen great-grandchildren; twenty-seven great-great grandchildren and a host of great-great-great grandchildren; as well as a large loving extended family and many friends.

She will lie in state at Highland and Bunche Street Church of Christ, 1705 Highland St. in Odessa, on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.  Homegoing services will be at Highland and Bunche Street Church of Christ on Thursday, February 28, 2013, officiated by Brother Gene O. Collins and Brother Odel Crawford, Eulogist, at 11:00 am.  Graveside services will be in Dallas, Texas at Restland Cemetery on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University, Odessa.

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Marcy Kenley Rhodes

Marcy Kenley Rhodes, 61, passed from this life and into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Sunday morning, February 24, 2013.


Marcy was the oldest of three children born to Clarence and Audrey Kenley in Odessa, Texas on February 25, 1951.  Marcy married the love of her life Jerry Rhodes on August 2, 1979.  They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Ashley Caitlan and Bailey Erin, who reside in Penwell, Texas.


Marcy was preceded in death by many loved ones including her husband Jerry and her parents. Those left to cherish her memories are her daughters Bailey Erin and Ashley Caitlan (fiancé Ricardo Leal), father-in-law Lowell Rhodes of Penwell, her sister Jayne and husband Doug of Odessa, her brother Clarence Kenley, Jr of Odessa and numerous aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


Her fierce sense of survival and determination lives on through the precious daughters that she guided from childhood to the beautiful strong women that they have become and that she loved so dearly.


Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa, Texas with Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating.  Burial will follow at Rhodes Cemetary in Penwell, Texas.


If you prefer, in lieu of flowers, you can donate in Marcy’s honor to SmileTrain @

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Jerry Millard Tedford

July 15, 1937 - February 24, 2013

Jerry Millard Tedford, 75, of Odessa, was born in Wichita Falls July 15, 1937 to Arthur Millard Tedford and Ida Mae Gilliland Tedford.

A decorated Vietnam Sailor, Mr. Tedford served in the United States Navy from the ages of 17 to 32. Following his time in the military he married his best friend, Anita Tessaro, on March 22, 1981. Their combined family included three young girls.

Mr. Tedford enjoyed a number of hobbies and was a known rockhound. He and wife Anita enjoyed lapidary for many years and were members of the Midland Gem and Mineral Society.

After retiring from his position as Superintendent of Building Services for the City of Odessa, Mr. Tedford volunteered his time with the Special Olympics and served as a transport driver for local armed services' new recruits.

Mr. Tedford is survived by his wife, Anita Tedford of Odessa; daughters, Jerri Tedford of May, TX, Karen Wolfe of Los Angeles, CA, and Stephanie Bankhead and husband Ron Bankhead of Amarillo, TX; brother, Robert Tedford and wife Linda Tedford of Wichita Falls, TX; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by brother Joe Tedford.

No services will be held at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Hope House via West Texas Gift of Hope, PO Box 891, Odessa, TX 79760.

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Juan Levario Leyva

Juan Levario Leyva, 72, of Odessa passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Hospice House in Odessa. He was born on March 8, 2013 to the late Prisiliano Leyva and Sophia Levario in Cuchillo Parado, Chih, Mexico. He was a construction worker.

Juan married Annacleta Quinonez on August 4, 1962 in Mexico.  He was a member of Rey de Reyes.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years: Anna Leyva; two sons: Leonel Leyva and Alfredo Leyva both of Odessa; daughter:  Erika Leyva of Chattanooga, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 10 am, Friday, March 1, 2013, at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Jose Borrego. Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden Section at Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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