Obituaries 2013

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J Zubiate
Josue Zubiate Carrasco

Our beloved angel, Josue Zubiate Carrasco, was born and returned to Heaven on angel’s wings on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.  He was born at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX to Joel Zubiate and Adriana Carrasco.

Those on earth who will wait eagerly to hold him in Heaven are his parents:  Jose Zubiate and Adriana Carrasco; paternal grandparents:  Ramon and Estela Zubiate; maternal grandparents:  Elizardo and Patricia Carrasco; two brothers:  Joel Zubiate, Jr and Gabriel Zubiate; and sister:  Jocelyn Zubiate, all of Odessa.

He joins in Heaven his grandparents:  Jesus Manuel Valenzuela; Beatriz Rubio and Armando Zubiate; and Meliton Lujan Carrasco.

Visitation at the funeral home will be Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.  Graveside services will be 9:00 am Monday, August 5, 2013 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery (Babyland), officiated by Father Gilbert Rodriguez.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX. 

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Sammy Jimenez Olague

Sammy Jimenez Olague, 56, passed away on July 31, 2013 in Odessa. Sammy was born to Richard L. and May Lou Jimenez Olague on February 17, 1957 in Odessa, Texas.

Sammy was a hard worker and had many friends. He always joked around and loved to laugh and make everyone laugh as well. Sammy had a kind heart and never closed his doors to anyone. He loved to go to dances and to have a good time.

Those left to cherish his memories are one daughter: Yvette Olague of Dallas, Texas; two sons: Steven Olague and Sammy Olague Jr. of Odessa, Texas; brothers: Richard Jr. Olague and wife Lourdes, and Benjamin Olague all of Odessa, Texas; and sisters: Celia Davila and husband Joe and Virginia DeLeon and husband George, all of Odessa.

Sammy was preceded in death by his parents: Richard L and May Lou Jimenez Olague; and one sister: Linda A. Gutierrez.

 Rosary will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX.

John E. (Jack) Burris

John E. (Jack) Burris, 89, longtime resident of Odessa, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013 at his residence.

He was born March 21, 1924, in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas to John E. Burris and Pearl (Jones) Burris.  He grew up and attended school in Olla, LA, where he excelled in sports including football and basketball.  Academically he excelled in mathematics.  He was voted most handsome for three consecutive years.  After graduation, he married Patsy Horne and worked for Penrod Drilling to eventually become one of the leading company drillers in the nineteen forties through the fifties.  The family later moved to West Texas for work and in 1960, Jack opened his own automotive shop – Jack’s Transmission.  He was one of the few of that era to work on foreign vehicles including Mercedes, Jaguar, Prosche, and other exotics.  He was also involved in racing during these years, including drag and circle track.  He was greatly respected for his problem solving abilities by some of the known names of racing in that time.  He was consulted by Hall racing team and knew everyone in West Texas that had racing credentials and they knew him.  He also attended several Indianapolis 500 races.  He continued to work through July of this year, showing his determination and work ethic.  He refused to quit even at our urging and it is remarkable that an 89 year old man was capable of dismantling and rebuilding an automatic transmission of these later model vehicles, but he did.

Jack’s hobbie included building Cushman Eagle scooters and a number of Jeeps including pickups, CJ’s, and Wagoneers.  He was also a dog trainer of Doberman Pinschers and had seen one through to champion status.  We might also mention his attempt to raise and domesticate coyotes at one time!

Jack was a man of his word and his hand shake was his bond.  He had a strong will and a soft heart for the less fortunate.  He gave to many who came to him and asked.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister- Dorothy Burris Woods of Olla, LA, and one grandson – Jordan Michael Hutson of Odessa, TX.

He is survived by one son:  Michael Burris and daughter-in-law Jackie of Denham Springs, LA; two daughters:  Nancy Barron of Bossier City, LA, and Jacqueline Sellers and son-in-law Roger Sellers of Odessa, TX; four grandchildren:  John Hutson and wife Heather of Odessa, Jennifer Hutson of Odessa, Kimberly Usie and husband Barry of Greenwood, LA, and Kandace Berg of Bossier City, LA; and nine great-grandchildren; two nephews and two great nieces.  Jack greatly appreciated so much the loyal friendships he developed over the years.  Some have preceded him in death and others that still took time to come by to see him – Lupe, Jimmy, David, Tom, Stanley, and Carl.  Our thanks and love are extended to all.

The family wishes to acknowledge and show our great appreciation for Home Hospice and especially to his special nurse Kim.  Their loving care and professionalism will always be remembered fondly in our hearts.  Any donations or memorials may be made to Home Hospice of Odessa.

Acres West Funeral Home is entrusted with the services and a private family memorial will be held in El Dorado, Ark. at a time to be determined.

I’ve lived a life that’s full

I’ve traveled each and every highway

And more, much more than this

I did it my way.

C DeAnda
Cruz Manuel DeAnda, Sr.

Cruz Manuel DeAnda, Sr. age 63, of Odessa, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Ojinaga, Mexico on Monday, October 17, 1949 to Tomasa (Garza) DeAnda and the late Jesus DeAnda.  He was an insulator. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother:  Tomasa DeAnda of Ojinaga; two sons:  Cruz DeAnda, Jr. and Rodolfo DeAnda, both of Odessa; daughters:  Veronica DeAnda Herrera and Rebecca Ann DeAnda, both of Odessa; mother of his children:  Melba Botello of Odessa; brothers:  Antonio DeAnda of Odessa, and Armando DeAnda and Jose DeAnda, both of Ojinaga; sisters:  Juana Villa of Odessa, Corina DeAnda of Ojinaga, and Maggie DeAnda of Chihuahua, MX; and fifteen grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his father; brothers:  Andres DeAnda and Jesus Jr. DeAnda, and sister:  Lupita DeAnda. 

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa. 

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Dustin Lee Wiginton

We lost Dustin Lee Wiginton, age 20, of Odessa, in a tragic car accident Saturday, August 3, 2013.  Dustin was born in Odessa on November 27, 1992 to Ricky Lee Wiginton and Leesa Lavell Hightower Summerford.  He worked at Osaka Japanese Restaurant in Midland.

Since Dustin was a people person, he truly enjoyed working in the food industry.  He was family oriented, his mom’s best friend and very close to his brothers.  Dustin was intelligent, artistic, and creative.  He loved music and although somewhat secretive, he could be very silly and very verbal.  He was a leader.  Dustin was an amazing person, loved by all who knew him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother:  Leesa Summerford and husband Steven; father:  Ricky Wiginton and wife Terry; five brothers:  Riley Summerford, Bryan Summerford, Justin Cravenor, Casey Steelman, and Cody Stewart; and sister:  Ashley Steelman; all of Odessa.  He is also survived by his grandparents:  Cliff and Pat Hightower of Spur, TX and Bill Wiginton of Odessa.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother:  Peggy Wiginton, and sister:  Tylene Nicole Wiginton.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, August 6, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, officiated by Malcolm Tyree.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Roy Gary Robinson

On the morning of August 3, 2013, Roy Gary Robinson went home to be with the “Good Lord”, as he would say, after a three year battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home in Durango, Colorado surrounded by his family. Roy was 66 years old.

Roy was the eldest child born to Glenn and Mary Janice Robinson on December 1, 1946, in Odessa, Texas.  After graduating from Odessa High School in 1965, he pursued a career in oil production. He dedicated over 40 years of combined service to Amoco and Dresser Rand.  During those years, he traveled the world to places like West Africa, Russia, the Middle East and South America.  In 1983, he ventured to Manila, Philippines, and met his future wife, Amalia B. Medallo.

On June 19, 1984, they wed in Manila and soon thereafter moved to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. They lived there until 1990 and then relocated to Durango. Roy always loved the mountains and their move fulfilled his longtime dream. He and Amalia made a home in Durango for 23 years and raised six children.

In his spare time Roy loved to take apart cars and trucks and put them back together again. His son Glen thinks of him as a “mechanical genius”, while his kids have many fond memories of coming home from school and seeing him greasy and under the hood. Roy was a very strong yet kind hearted and giving man. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, his daughters Maly J. Strietzel of Durango, and spouse Aaron, Sarah C. Saunders and spouse Tyler of Seattle, Washington, Anna M. Robinson of Seattle, Washington, his sons Glen M. Robinson of Seattle, Washington, and Aaron M. and T.J. Robinson of Durango, brother Larry G. Robinson and wife Theresa of Odessa, Texas, brother Paul E. Robinson of Odessa, sister Marian J. London and her husband Dennis of Moody, Texas, sister Dale Irene Gibble and her husband Dale of Houston Texas, four grandchildren: Micah and Liam Strietzel, Charlotte, and soon to arrive baby boy Saunders, and many loving nieces, nephews and friendly neighbors.

A special thank you to Hospice of Mercy for their loving care and support.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Ector County Cemetery in Odessa, Texas where Roy will be laid to rest next to his parents.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Amalia M. Robinson at P.O BOX 2586, Durango, CO 81301. 

Bobby Gene Dillon

Bobby Gene Dillon, age 75, of Odessa, passed from this life Monday, August 5, 2013 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Searcy, Arkansas on July 13, 1938.  He worked in appliance sales and service.  He married Charlotte McCord in New Mexico on October 13, 1973.

He is survived by his wife:  Charlotte (McCord) Dillon of Odessa, five sons, five daughters, one brother, numerous grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be 10:00 am Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, with memorial services to be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX.

Guadalupe G Martinez
Guadalupe Martinez

Guadalupe Martinez, age 72, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, August 05, 2013 at Sienna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born in Mission, TX on November 17, 1940 to the late Santos and Hipolita (Gonzalez) Martinez.  He married Juanita Palacios in Illinois on January 11, 1967.  He was a farm worker.

Guadalupe loved to travel. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed being around people and making them laugh.  He also enjoyed cooking and listening to Spanish music.

He is survived by his wife:  Juanita (Palacios) Martinez of Odessa; five daughters:  Evelyn Favela of Odessa, Elizabeth Carey of San Antonio, Erika Martinez of Frederick, OK, Maria Elena Trevino of McAllen, and Ruth Martinez of Las Vegas, NV; sons:  Guadalupe Martinez, Jr. of Houston and Ruben Martinez of Houston; sister:  Santos Botello of Pharr, TX; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX.

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Patsy Ruth Wicke

Patsy Ruth Wicke, age 74, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2012 in Odessa, Texas.  She worked for an insurance agency.

Those left to cherish her memories are sons: William Wicke Jr. of Odessa and Richard Alan Wicke of Lapointe, TX; daughters: Karolyn Wicke of Corpus Christi, TX and Deborah Wicke of Mathis, TX; brothers: Bobby Stacy of Goliad, TX and Clifford Stacy of Noxon, MT; sister: Katheryan Barber of Lampasas, TX; nine grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild on the way.

Viewing for Patsy will be on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel on 8115 W. University, Odessa, TX from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.  Graveside memorial services will be at a later date at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents:  Rufus Crawford Dickey and Willie Maude Haynes Dickey, her husband:  William Fred Wicke, Sr., who passed away in 1996.

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

R Del Campo
Raul Martin Del Campo Valenzuela

Raul Martin Del Campo Valenzuela, age 79, of Presidio, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Hospice House of Odessa.   He was born in El Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico on June 22, 1934 to Jose De La Luz Del Campo and Casimira (Valenzuela) Del Campo.  Raul married Olympia Lujan in El Mulato in January 1954.  He was an oilfield laborer.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Olympia Del Campo of Presidio; four sons:  Rosendo Del Campo of Levelland, Raul Del Campo Jr. of Ojinaga, Rafael Del Campo of Big Bend, and Rodolfo Del Campo of Odessa; daughters:  Romelia Del Campo of Presidio, Maria De La Luz Armendariz of Odessa, Flor Del Campo of Hobbs, NM; brothers:  Ricardo Del Campo of Plainview and Ruben Del Campo of Andrews; sister:  Rosa Vasquez of Andrews; grandchildren:  Raul Del Campo, Jr., Carlos Galindo, Andres Ornelas, Raul Del Campo Jr., Geneva Del Campo, Karina Baeza, Josharim Ornelas, Gerardo Del Campo, Esmeralda Del Campo, Bethsabe Urias, Beto Armendariz, Braulio Armando Del Campo, Daisy Del Campo, Laura Armendariz, Rosendo, Del Campo, Jr., Eliseo Del Campo, Julissa Del Campo, Yesenia Barrientes, Alfredo Del Campo, Crystal Tarango, Jeanette Tarango, Ramiro Del Campo, Raul Del Campo, Jr., Rebecca Del Campo, and Valeria Del Campo; and great-grandchildren:  Herchel Baeza, Dafne Baeza, Santiago Baeza, Ahiccsa Urias, Natania Urias, Lyric Crane, Maliya Armendariz, Maria Guadalupe Armendariz, Aiden Armendariz, Aliya Armendariz, Braylon Del Campo, Madilyn Barrientes, Anaie Del Campo, Aiden Tarin, Ysarahy Soto, and Roxana Rudy.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in Ojinaga, CH, Mexico with interment to follow at El Mulato Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa and Funeraria De Valle in Ojinaga, Mexico.

We thank God that he allowed us to have our father for 79 years.  He has left us being mature women and men.  We will always remember him as the strong man he was, responsible father and hard working.  He dedicated all of his time towards his family.  We hope that he is with his mother, father, and his son, Rey, and that he has a place reserved for us. 

Rest in peace, dear Father, we will always remember you.


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