Obituaries 2013

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William Lloyd Shadden

William Lloyd Shadden, age 54, of Monahans, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.  He was born March 18, 1959 in Montrose, CO the late George Shadden and Hazel (Moor) Shadden.  He worked for a well service company in the oilfield.

He is survived by his two sisters:  Karen Shadden of Monahans, and Virginia Miller of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and three brothers:  Gary Shadden of Monahans, Jon Shadden of Midland, and Marty Shadden of Phoenix, Ariz.  

No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements are being handled by Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

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Carolyn Jean (Keith) Nunn

Carolyn Jean (Keith) Nunn, age 68, of Odessa, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at her residence.  She was born in Odessa on August 23, 1944 to the late Clarence and Dorothy May (Dillard) Keith.  She married George William Nunn in Odessa on October 15, 1990.  Carolyn earned her associates degree in education and was employed by ECISD as a teacher’s aide at Hood Jr. High.  She had a heart for special needs children.

Carolyn was a sweet, loving, and giving person.  She unselfishly gave of her time and herself, always caring for others.  She home schooled girls, was a diligent caregiver for her mother until her passing, and always had an open door for her kids and their friends, including the furry four-footed ones.  She was witty, smart, and classy, with a perfect smile and a hearty laugh.  Carolyn enjoyed playing volleyball in her youth and also was an avid fisherman.  A very competitive domino player, she played to win – even when playing her grandchildren and claimed to have an “eye” in her finger.  Watching “Big Bang Theory” was a favorite pastime.

She is survived by her four daughters:  Janyth Matkin and husband Neil of Louisiana, Teri Fisher and Cara Kilpatrick and husband Scott, all of Odessa, and Carla Jean Courtney and husband Kelly Blumhagen of Fort Worth; son:  Johnnie Clemons of Odessa; one sister:  Mariann Johnson of Bridgeport; and one brother:  Sonny Keith and wife Darla of Bridgeport; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother:  Darell Keith.

Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 pm Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.    Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa.

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Sharron Coskrey

Sharron Coskrey, age 69, of Odessa, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Parks Methodist Retirement Village.  She was born in Breckenridge, TX on June 17, 1943 to the late Edmond Wilson Sr. and Vera (Allen) Wilson.  Sharron was a nurse for over 30 years and retired from Women and Children’s Hospital in 2005.  She loved being a nurse and helping people, especially in the nursery and pediatrics departments.  She touched many lives over those years.

For the last 5 years Sharron has called Parks Methodist Retirement Village her home.  She made numerous friends here and loved each of them dearly.   She especially looked forward to their weekly Bingo games.  She loved crocheting her entire life, right up to her last few days.  She loved watching movies and reading. Visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren always made her smile.  The cruises she took with her daughter were some of her most memorable adventures.

Sharron was preceded in death by her parents, Edmond Dean and Vera Lillian Wilson.  Those left to cherish her love and memory are: daughter Sheri James of Midland, son David Coskrey and wife Tama of Odessa, son Robbie Coskrey of Odessa, brother Edmond Wilson Jr. of Vallejo CA, sister Laura Canada of Abilene, grandchildren: Chelsea Rodriguez, Jordan James, and Christopher James of Midland, Kylee Coskrey of Odessa and great-grandchildren: Madi, Zachary, and Kyler of Midland.

Memorial services are scheduled for 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Antioch Christian Church, 4040 Maple Avenue, Odessa.  Service will be officiated by family friend and pastor, Daniel Kowacich.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Sharron’s honor to Parks Methodist Retirement Village, 3301 Faudree Road, Odessa, TX 79765.  The family greatly appreciates the outstanding care given by the staff of Parks Methodist.  Special thanks also to Compass Hospice.

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Ivy Coble

Ivy Coble was called away to rest in her Heavenly Home on Monday, April 29, 2013.  She was born in Addielou, TX on September 25, 1919 and served her Lord for 93 years.  Ivy married Cecil Lee Coble and they had four daughters together.  When their fourth child was only a couple of months away from arrival in 1954, Cecil was in a tragic oilfield accident.  Ivy went on to raise their daughters on her own in Notrees, teaching them by her example what great things a woman of faith can getting her driver’s license when she was 42 years old so she could drive her new red Corvair.

Ivy was a devoted Christian lady who depended on the Lord to supply her needs and delighted in reading his Word.  She studied scripture faithfully and up until the end of her earthly days, would quote scriptures nightly, going through a list from A to Z.  She was a member of Central Baptist Church and served as a day care teacher at First Baptist of Odessa for over 18 years.  A prayer warrior, Ivy prayed without ceasing for her family and friends who meant the world to her.  In addition to reading the Bible, Ivy enjoyed spending time at the library and reading all of the books that Lana ordered for her.  Her word skills made her an unconquerable Scrabble opponent and skilled crossword solver.  Her hobbies included a collection of hundreds of dolls.  Another labor of love was her quilting, which she enjoyed up until arthritis and dimming eyesight prevented it. One of the highlights of her week was meeting with her “Lunch Bunch” friends every Monday at the weekly restaurant of choice. She delighted in filling her little Odessa apartment with lots of reminders of the family and friends she loved and those who loved her.

Ivy is now rejoicing in a Heavenly reunion with her Savior and many family members who preceded her to their reward.  She is preceded in death by her parents:  Raymond Carl Turner and Willie Tiny (Purcell) Turner; husband:  Cecil Lee Coble; daughter:  Ellen Thompson; brothers:  J. R. Turner, Dewey Turner, and Don Turner; sisters:  Betty Allen, Beulah Allen, Patsy Chavez, and JoAnn Turner; and two grandchildren.

Those left behind to carry on her legacy include three daughters:  Evelyn Wood of Odessa, Sharon Briley and husband Willard of Pearland, and Cecilia Redfern of Palestine; brother:  Bob Turner of Sacramento, CA; sister:  Dorthy Wheeler of Odessa; ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 11:00 am Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Central Baptist Church on 1416 N. Texas Ave. in Odessa, officiated by Pastor Vaughny Taylor.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent online at

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ivy’s name would be appreciated to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761 or to Central Baptist Church 1416 N. Texas Ave. Odessa, TX 79761.

Thelma Fay Bond

Thelma Fay Bond, age 77, of Goldsmith, passed away at Hospice House of Odessa on Monday, April 29, 2013.  She was born in El Paso on Tuesday, July 23, 1935 to the late Charles A. Dunn and Thelma Faye (Moon) Dunn.  She worked as a cashier and was Baptist.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter:  Debra Sue Edgar of Goldsmith; son:  Charles Robert Schelper-Dunn of Goldsmith; sister:  Francis Irene Lee of Artesia; grandsons:  Bryan Counts and wife Amy of Houston and Edward Counts and wife Stacy of Missouri; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 6:00 PM Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX, officiated by Bro. Wayne Shelton.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

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Sherlyn Gwen Hutchinson

Sherlyn Gwen Hutchinson, age 47, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at her residence.  She was born in Jacksonville, FL on May 3, 1965.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her father and step-mother:  James B. Hutchinson and wife Pat of Castaic, CA; mother and step-father:  Barbara (Sullivan) Simpson and husband David McJinsey of Odessa; daughters:  Sheryl Hutchinson and husband Michael Doran, Dani Hutchinson, Barbara Hutchinson, Jamie Sosa and husband Derrick, Tammy Hutchinson, and Rita Cook and husband Chris, all of Odessa; two sons:  James Hutchinson and Matthew Hutchinson, both of Odessa; two sisters:  Melanie Morgan and Melissa Morgan, both of Castaic, Calif.; brothers:  Doran Hutchinson of Lancaster, Calif. and Greg Hutchinson and wife Kay of Odessa; and fourteen grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild:  Shelvy Cooper, her aunt:  Nita Estes; and her maternal grandmother:  Mickey Keck Stewart.

Family will receive friends on Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  A Memorial Service will be held at the family home, 2101 Redbud Avenue in Odessa on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.   

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Jesus Manuel Contreras

Jesus Manuel Contreras, age 66, of Odessa, died Thursday, May 02, 2013 at his home.  He was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on August 24, 1946 to the late Manuel and Angela (Ramirez) Contreras.  He was a farm and ranch hand.  He was a Christian.

He is survived by his wife:  Emilia Tarin de Contreras of Odessa; son:  Manuel Contreras Tarin of Odessa; five daughters:  Guadalupe Contreras Tarin of Ojinaga, Socorro Contreras Tarin of Odessa, Margarita Contreras Tarin of Ojinaga, Hilda Contreras Tarin of Odessa, and Lilliana Contreras Tarin of Juarez; eighteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings.

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

Aurelio Lujan Carrasco
Aurelio Lujan Carrasco

Aurelio Lujan Carrasco, 60, of Odessa passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Hospice House in Odessa. He was born on April 1, 1953 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Reyes Carrasco and Antonia (Lujan) Carrasco. He was in oilfield construction until his disability and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Aurelio was a very happy person who liked to make everyone laugh. He enjoyed being with his family, cooking and talking with them. Aurelio always snuck money to his daughter Dina without Linda knowing. His dog “Chapo” was always the first he would call in the morning.  He loved cooking and horses, and never minded helping anyone, including helping his sister on her ranch or with the upkeep of her travel trailers.  

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Linda (Ortiz) Carrasco of Odessa; son: Miguel Porras and wife Sylvia of Odessa; daughters: Josephina Carrasco, Susana Carrasco both of Mexico, Dina Ortiz of Odessa; brothers: Lucio Carrasco of Presidio, Isidro Carrasco, Jose Carrasco and Luis Carrasco all of Mexico; sisters: Elvia Salgado and Graciela Manriquez both of Pecos, Maria Carrasco, Anita Belmudez and Delfina Carrasco all of Mexico; seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Carlos Carrasco; and sister: Socorro Mendoza.

Funeral Services were at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10:00 am, officiated by Fr. Patrick Akponobong. Interment followed at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.


Jimmy Dee McDuffe
Jimmy Dee McDuffee
Jimmy Dee McDuffee, 49, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born on December 31, 1963 in Crane, Texas to Aubrey Lee McDuffee and Annabell Richard. He was self employed as a consultant for Sierra Engineering and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Jimmy was a hard worker and a carpenter who enjoyed remodeling things around the house. The kindest and most giving man you would ever meet, he would give you the shirt off his back. He loved to fish and ride his motorcycle with his daughters. Jimmy liked to be called “DA-DA”, being the best grandpa you could ask for. He was very family oriented and always wanted his family with him.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife Prissy Holmes of Odessa; daughters: Mindy Lawson and husband John of Waco, Kaylie Garrison and husband Jake, Tinker Holmes all of Odessa; parents: Annabell Rahiam of Hattiesburg, MS, Buddy McDuffee and wife Yvonne of Odessa; brothers: Allen McDuffee, Ricky McDuffee, Tony McDuffee, Chris McDuffee all of Odessa; sisters: Angela Pullin and Melissa McDuffee both of Abilene, and Sandy Walton of Shreveport, LA;  and seven grandchildren.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Bro. Mark McDonald. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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Nasario “Speedy” Gonzalez, 4-18-1951 ~ 5-3-2013

After a long and adventurous life, Nasario “Speedy” Gonzalez has left this life to pursue adventures in the afterlife.  Born in Brownsville on April 18, 1951, Nasario was the oldest son of 10 siblings and was looked up to and relied upon, a service which he was proud and happy to provide to his loved ones.  After graduating from Industrial High School in 1970, Nasario served in the Navy as an electronic warfare technician aboard the USS Dupont until 1977.  Nasario’s greatest accomplishment was 4 wonderful grandchildren to which he was known as “Papa”.  He loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, hunting, enjoying the sun, sitting around listening to a live band while drinking beer, cooking, and four-wheeling his beloved Big Bend area.  His honey-do chores showcased his brilliance.  Anything Kim could visualize, he could build, be it out of wood, metal, or whatever material was needed.  He was a jack of all trades.  Although he often worked long hard hours, he seldom missed a scout meeting, a sports event, or a school event not only for his sons but for his grandsons as well.

Kim, Nick, Michelle, Daniel D’ante, Gayla, Andrew, Audie, Allie, Christopher Cody, and Aaron, wish to invite his family, many friends and colleagues to celebrate his life with them at his Life Party.  Please bring your memories, laughter, and food to D’ante’s house at 3864 Ferguson on May 18, 2013 beginning at 11:00 AM and lasting throughout the evening.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the West Texas Food Bank 1008 E 2nd St Odessa, TX 79761 or to Texas Chapter, Paralyzed Veterans of America,  2656 S Loop W # 130 Houston, TX 77054.


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