Obituaries 2013

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Russell William “Rusty” Staats

Russell William “Rusty” Staats, 59, of Odessa died December 8, 2013 as Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born September 7, 1954 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Russell and Lois Staats. He was a railroad operator.

Rusty was a collector/ picker of many items. He was extremely resourceful and could make do with what he had better than many people.  He had a good sense of humor and was a Dallas Cowboys fan.

Rusty is survived by his wife: Belinda Staats of Odessa and two sisters.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 pm, Friday, December 13, 2013 at Barbwire & Lace located at 2001 W. 16th St. in Odessa officiated by Donna Griffin.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Robert Clay Allred, Jr.

Robert Clay Allred, Jr. age 79, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  He was born in Ogden, Utah on August 7, 1934 to the late Robert Clay Allred, Sr. and Dorothy Franzon Griffin.  He owned his own upholstery business and was a US Air Force Veteran.

Robert was an old fashioned kind of man - the kind of man whose handshake was his word. He was a good man and treated people like gold. And it is no wonder Robert owned his own upholstery business, because he did amazing work with upholstery. Robert will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters:  Robin Huff of Las Vegas, NV, Jeannice Allred of Bellingham, WA, Cecilia Wegener and husband Michael of Odessa, and Dawn Allred of Bellingham, WA; brother:  Jim Allred of Farmington, UT; sister:  Dorothy Moore of West Valley City, UT; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

His daughter:  Cheryl Anna Allred precedes him in death.

Graveside services with military honors will be 3:00 pm Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery at Abilene.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Robert Harland Phillips

Robert Harland Phillips, 79, of Odessa passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his residence in Odessa. He was born on October 31, 1934 in Eastland, Texas to Robert and Alice Phillips. On August 16, 1953 he married his wife of 60 years, Martha A. Morris. Robert was a member of West Odessa 1st Baptist Church. He was self employed as a brick layer/ stone mason. He was a US Army Veteran.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Martha Phillips of Odessa; son: Robert Sven Phillips and wife Judy of Dallas, Texas; daughters: Brenda Kay Phillips Sharpley and husband Bill of Odessa and Linda Gay Phillips Davis and husband Scott of Dallas, Texas; sister: Joy Notmeyer of Congress, Arizona; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents: Robert and Alice Phillips and his sister:  Wanda Honeycutt.

Services will be held privately at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

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Luis “Tico” Madrid Jr.

Luis “Tico” Madrid Jr., 38, was called to heaven on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in Odessa. He was born to Luis G. Madrid Sr. and Elva Madrid on December 26, 1974 in Jal, New Mexico. Luis worked as a CNA.

Tico was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Odessa. He was an outgoing lovable person who loved life. Tico loved the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Longhorns, and spending time with his nieces and nephews. He loved to party and to socialize. Tico also enjoyed listening to Los Rieleros music. His family was very important to him.

Those left to cherish his memories are his brother: Florencio “Gene” Madrid and wife Jennifer of Odessa, sister: Bernicia Madrid Gallegos and husband Michael of Midland, brother: Juan Carlos Martinez of Hobbs, sister: Corina Martinez of Albuquerque New Mexico, six nieces, five nephews, three great nieces and five great nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, December 13, 2013 from 12 noon to 9 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 8 am to 9 pm and Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 1 pm to 9 pm. Memorial services will be at 3:30 pm Monday, December 16, 2013 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, officiated by Pastor Hillyer.  He will be laid to rest with his mother privately.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa. Condolences may be sent online at

Donations to his funeral fund at Wells Fargo, Acct # 2062062925, (Funeral Fund c/o Bernicia Gallegos), would be appreciated.

Jesus Manuel Corrales

Jesus Manuel Corrales, 68, went to heaven on December 12, 2013, in Odessa. Jesus was born to Jose Angel and Susana Corrales in Ojinaga, Mexico, on July 23, 1945. He worked in the oilfield.

Jesus was a very happy outgoing person. He served as a deacon at Iglesia Catolica de San Jose in Esmeralda Mexico. Jesus lived on very little to be able to give a lot. He loved to help people. Jesus was always making new friends. He was adored and loved by the community. Jesus loved to joke around with his family. His grandkids were his pride and joy.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife: Yolanda Corrales of Odessa, sons: Heriberto “Eddie” Corrales and wife Elizabeth of Odessa, Cesar Corrales and wife Ollie Porras of Ojinaga, Manuel Corrales and wife Dina of Odessa, daughters: Marisa Venegas and husband Gonzalo and Noemi Corrales all of Ojinaga, brothers: David Corrales of Odessa, Antonio Corrales of Odessa and Jose Corrales of Midland, sisters: Elisea Corrales de Reyna, Irma Cruz of Ojinaga, Graciela Rodriguez of Odessa, Irene Carillo of Midland , Armida Corrales of Odessa, Aristea Reyna of Odessa, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date in Ojinaga, Mexico. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University, Odessa and Funeraria de Valle in Ojinaga.

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Santiago Jimmy Aleman

Santiago Jimmy Aleman, 58, was called to heaven on Monday, December 9, 2013 in Odessa. Santiago was born in Odessa on November 28, 1955 to Frank G. Aleman and Jesusa Molina. Santiago worked as a logger in the oilfield before becoming disabled.

Santiago was a loner and kept to himself. He loved to ride his motorcycle.

Those left to cherish his memories are his companion: Virginia of Odessa; brothers: Frank Aleman of Barstow,CA, Richard Aleman of Odessa, Alfred Aleman of Dallas, Robert Aleman of Austin, J.D. Aleman of Brownwood, and Ray Aleman of Big Spring sisters: Mary Ann Gahagan of Odessa, Susie Murphy of Odessa, and Beatrice Aleman of Boise, ID.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University, Odessa.

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Dollie Ray "Suzy" White

A fighter who fought to the end, but she would say “This is not the end, just the beginning.”  Her mother that preceded her in death would be so proud of her.   She was a loving mother that always worked overtime and wouldn’t call in sick or make any excuses.  A wife that had no boundaries or task that could not be completed.  She was a sister that could be classified as a teacher, a mentor, a doctor and a lawyer, a chef with great recipes (big or small), a laundromat that took no quarters, and a counselor that had no schedule or time limits.  She had a door that had no lock, a voice that did not stutter, and a smile that would brighten the sky.  She had a voice that would speak and had everlasting meaning.  She had laughter so loud you could only hear victory.  This list could go on and on, but we all know the beautiful, most wonderful mother, sister, daughter, in the world….. Dollie Ray White, “Suzy”.

Dollie Ray (Braziel) White, age 55, of Odessa was called to eternal life on Friday, December 13, 2013 from her residence.  Dollie was born in Snyder, Texas on December 15, 1957 to the late Pat Brooks and Geneva Braziel Tealer.  She married Abner Lee White in Odessa on December 1, 1997.  She was a certified nurse’s assistant.  She was a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of sixteen years:  Abner White of Odessa; son:  Rodney Braziel of Odessa; daughters:  Tonya  and Angela Braziel, both of Odessa; four brothers:  Carl Tealer and Roy Lee Tealer, both of Brownfield, Willie Tealer of Odessa, and Eddie Tealer of Brownfield; three sisters:  Elaine Tealer of Brownfield, Mary Jones of Odessa, and Oran Brooks of Lubbock; and four grandchildren:  Jalen Braziel and Jasiah Braziel, both of Lubbock, Devon Braziel of Odessa, and Omari Williams of Sweetwater.

A wake will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Odessa.  Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Thursday, December 19, 2013, also at St. Matthews Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Christopher Redding.  Graveside services will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Brownfield, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Paula Sanchez ~ Ruben Hinojos Gandara

Ruben Hinojos Gandara and wife, Paula Sanchez, both of Odessa, after an unfortunate accident on Saturday, December 14, 2013, went together to their Heavenly home.  Ruben was born in Presidio, Texas on April 11, 1951 to Petra (Hinojos) Gandara and the late Jose Gandara.  He was a retired custodian for ECISD.  Paula was born in Candelaria, Texas on January 15, 1942 to the late Ramon and Christina (Flores) Barragan.  At the early age of 13, she was adopted into the familia Sanchez, and loved them dearly as her own.  She also retired from ECISD.

The two met and married over 40 years ago. They were hard workers who raised eight children.  They were inseparable and both enjoyed cooking and visiting flea markets.  When they needed a break, they would load up together in the truck and go for a ride, maybe stopping to buy a lotto ticket or two.  Ruben was Paula’s faithful and tireless caretaker.  A gentle soul, he was patient and loving, yet could be like a big kid himself.  He liked working in his yard, watching the Cowboys and eating ice cream and cake.  Paula was a survivor.  A sassy lady who was a leader, Paula loved fixing up her house.  She had an open home policy and always welcomed everyone and took good care of them.  Her world revolved around her children and grandchildren and she was the heart and soul of her family.

Those left to cherish their love and memories are Ruben’s mother:  Petra Gandara of El Paso; three sons:  Daniel Sanchez of Odessa, Raymond Sanchez and wife Christy of Anniston, AL, and Eddie Gandara and wife Norma of Odessa; five daughters:  Virginia Gonzales of Anniston, AL, Ronnie Sanchez of Monahans, and Letty Alexander and husband Johnny, Vicki Sanchez and husband Alonzo, and Crystal Sparks and husband Chris, all of Odessa; numerous brothers and sisters of both Ruben and Paula; twenty grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Rosary will be said at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, officiated by Father Mark Woodruff.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
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Joe Hernandez “Pollo” Nuñez

Joe Hernandez “Pollo” Nuñez, age 70, of Odessa, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Sienna Nursing Home.  He was born in Pecos, TX on September 5, 1943 to the late Nicasio and Manuela (Hernandez) Nuñez.  He was a carpenter and mechanic and worked as a foreman for Duvall and then Ref Chem. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his son:  Joe Rey Nuñez of Odessa; three daughters:  Diana Fuentez (Abel Campos), and Angie Nuñez (Richard Olivas), all of Odessa, and Carolina Nuñez of Atlanta, GA; one brother:  Jessie Nuñez and wife Angela of California; sisters-in-law:  Avelina Nuñez of California and Margie Nuñez of Monahans; grandchildren:  Jose Antonio Fuentez and wife Cindy Ornelas, Hector Jasso Jr., Amy Jasso, Israel and Carrisa Jasso, Timothy Jasso, Leonardo Jasso, Luis Nuñez, Obet Lopez, Lluvia Nuñez, Keyera Nuñez, and Alejandra Nuñez; and great-grandchildren:  Anthony Gage Fuentez, Ivan Mungia, Adam Minjarez, Jr., Lauren Cano, Juan Adan Prieto, Missy Prieto, Evan Baeza, Emily Rose Jasso, Ivan Jasso, Zianna Jasso, Giovanni Jasso, Ethan Jasso, and Isahia Jasso. 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents:  Jose and Petra Hernandez; one son:  Jose Nuñez, Jr.; two brothers:  Ramon Nuñez and Robert Nuñez; one sister:  Maria Nuñez; grandson:  Adam Minjarez, Sr. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday, December 20, 2013 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Frank Prieto, Jose Luis Florez, Jr., Juan Lopez, Tony Florez, Danny Lopez, Ricky Sosa, Jesus Muro, and Leonardo Jasso.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Joe Rey Nuñez, Anthony Gage Fuentez, Juan Adan Prieto, Abel Campos and Missy Prieto. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

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Betty Ann Strackbein

Betty Ann Strackbein, 79, of Odessa passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Enid, Oklahoma on July 28, 1934 to Clarence and Maree Peters. Betty was a Catholic and was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. She also worked as a R.N. in dialysis at Medical Center Hospital for at least 35 years. Betty was loved by many and will be truly missed.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her daughters: Diann Ross and husband Johnny Ross of Odessa, Pam King of Bayfield, Colorado and Lisa Nelson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; brother: Gerald “Jerry” Peters of South Dakota; sisters: Donna Koehl of Enid, Oklahoma and Irene McCain of Odessa, Texas; five grandchildren: Joshua Strackbein, Laura Ross Baker, Waymond Baker, LeAnn Ross, Nathan King and Katie King;  and three great-grandchildren: Johnathan Beck, Branson Ross and Brooklynn Hawkins.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents: Clarence & Maree Stout; two brothers: Gene Peters and Charles Peters; one sister: Alice Leutkmeyer; two daughters: Kathleen Michelle Strackbein and Charlotte Maree Strackbein.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 pm Friday, December 20, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Odessa officiated by Father Mark Woodruff. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to an education fund of your choice.


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