Obituaries 2014

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Dean Samuel Tittel

Dean Samuel Tittel, age 87, passed from this life on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Russell County, Kansas to the late Samuel and Emilie (Strecker) Tittel on April 29, 1927.  Dean married Irene Wegner in Great Bend, KS on November 19, 1950 and they enjoyed almost 64 years together.  After training as an electrician, he joined the Internal Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  Dean and Irene traveled the country following electrical construction jobs and settled for 8 1/2 years in Otis, KS working for Kansas Refined Helium.  After going back in to construction for approximately two years, he went to work as an electrical and instrument specialist for Cities Service – Oxy in Odessa.  After retirement, he owned and operated Double T Instrument and Electrical for over ten years.  He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. 

Dean was a World War II Veteran, having served in the US Navy.  He was a creative person, who enjoyed tinkering.  He liked motorcycles and trikes and was a past member of the PBMA.  He was also a lifetime member of the NRA. For the past several years, Dean was a member of the Permian Basin Genealogical Association.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Irene Tittel of Odessa; son:  Mark Tittel and wife Diane of Odessa; brother:  Kenneth Tittel and wife Betty of Garfield, AR; two sisters:  Betty Ann Pedigo and husband W. D. “Doc” of McKinney and Norma Kite and husband Leslie of Oklahoma City, OK; five grandchildren:  Rachel Slaymaker and husband Adrian of Abilene, Jeffrey Whaley and wife Amanda, Jennifer Weems and husband Shawn, Lauren Tittel, and Kaitlyn Tittel, all of Odessa; four great-grandsons:  Brendyn, Noah, Christopher, and Luke; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, his daughter:  Susan Weems preceded him in death in 2012.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Odessa Bible Church, officiated by Pastor Bob Thayer.  Graveside Services will be on the following day, Monday, May 26, 2014 at Cross Plains Cemetery in Cross Plains, Texas at 1:00 pm.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

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Rogelio Gonzalez Garza, Jr.

Rogelio Gonzalez Garza, Jr. age 65, of Garland, passed away in Garland at Baylor Medical Center on Friday, May 23, 2014.  He was born in Mertzon, TX on August 17, 1948 to the late Rogelio Garza, Sr. and Marcela (Gonzalez) Montes.  He married Elma Carrasco Dominguez in 1983 in Odessa.  Rogelio worked in the oilfield and farming industries as a truck driver.  He was Catholic.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Elma Dominguez Garza of Garland; six sons:  Jaime Garza, Javier Garza, Jose Garza, and Jeffrey Garza, all of Odessa, Roy D. Garza of San Diego, CA and Danny Aldez of Dallas; daughters:  Diana Pando of Odessa and Sandra Gonzalez of Albuquerque, NM; brothers:  Victor Garza of Richardson, Jose Alfredo Gonzalez of Brownfield, and Manuel Gonzalez, and Lupe Montez, all of Odessa, and (Bro) Benito Montoya of Pecos; sisters:  Rosario Garza, Irma Garza, Gloria Alvarez, Irina Juarez, Alma Tercero, and Cristina Montez, all of Odessa, and Marcela Gonzalez of Wilcox, AZ; twenty-three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

His parents, two brothers:  Porfirio Garza and Eugenio Garza, and his sister:  Dolores Montez, precede him in death.

Rosary will be said at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel at 7:00 pm Monday, May 26, 2014.  Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel, officiated by Deacon Paul Hinojos.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Edward Raymond Dunn, Jr.

Edward Raymond Dunn, Jr. age 60, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital.  Although a member of the community in Odessa for many years, Escondido, CA with his sister, Pat, was really home.  Edward was born in Seattle, WA on January 2, 1954 to the late Edward Raymond Dunn, Sr. and Audrey Ann (Skillings) Dunn.  He worked in the construction of mobile homes.

Edward was always a very trusting person, who was nice to everyone and loved everyone.  He lost his mom at a young age, and grew up very close to his dad.  He enjoyed collecting model cars.

He is survived by his sister:  Patricia “Pat” Dunn-Hill of Escondido, CA.

Memorial services will be at a later date at Life Change Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Johnny Thomason.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

David Louis Billings

David Louis Billings, age 67, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Odessa. He was born in Odessa on August 22, 1946 to E.J. Billings and Dorothy Hensley. David married the love of his life, Shirley Johnson, on February 17, 1975 in Odessa. He worked in the oilfield.

David was a “master tinkerer”. He loved and adored his beloved wife and his three dogs. He also enjoyed his yard, and could be found working in it on a daily basis.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Shirley Billings; sons EJ Billings and David Billings; and his brothers George Billings and Steve Currie and wife Jo, all of Odessa.

David was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

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

Douglas Penn
Douglas James Penn  August 7, 1958 - May 27, 2014

Douglas James Penn, son of James Colonel and Vada Ruth Penn, was called to be with God on the morning of May 27, 2014. He is survived by his two children Clinton Douglas Penn and Sara Dyan Mangus, wife of Kenneth James Mangus.  

He was loved in life on Earth and is loved now in LIFE-after-death by his many friends and family members. Douglas was the third born of four brothers; Cecil Wayne Penn and wife Shirley Ann, Michael Lawrence Penn and Mark Penn (Moon Apple Rabbit Kite Pig Egg Nest Nest) and wife Gena Beth. Nieces and Nephews include Matthew Wayne Penn and wife Mindy, Emily Ann Penn, Michael Andrea Penn, John Robert Long, Mackenzie Adam Penn, Erin Nicole Penn and daughter Cali Beth Penn, Nicholas Alan Penn, Jordan Baird, Meaghan Gresham and husband Jesse Gresham. 

Douglas was a brilliant man with an innate love of nature and the outdoors. He preferred simplicity to material goods and walked through life assured of the promises of God. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to people in need and never hesitated to initiate a conversation with a stranger.  Although he loved people, he would probably tell you his favorite companion, next to his mother, was his cat “Kat-T-Katy”.  

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Antioch Christian Church, 4040 Maple Ave. Odessa, TX.  Burial will follow at a later date in Devine, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention/Recovery program of your choice.

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Jeffrey Anthony “Blind Jeff” Patrick

Jeffrey Anthony “Jeffro” Aka “Blind Jeff” Patrick, age 46, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.  He was born in Odessa on June 19, 1967. 

Jeff graduated from Permian High School in 1985.  He attended Odessa College and worked as a DJ for the college radio station from 1987 to 1988 and his DJ name was “Atomic Punk DJ”.  Jeff loved music.  He learned to play the guitar at a young age.  He formed a band with some friends and they played for fun and to entertain.  He liked nothing more than getting together with friends and playing music.  He attended American Business College, graduating with a degree in accounting.  He worked plant and pipeline construction.

Jeff loved the Lord and was always ready with a prayer for anyone that needed it.

He is survived by his daughter:  Brittany Patrick of Stanton, TX; biological father and step-mother:  James and Elva Blackmon of Odessa; biological mother:  Jan Brandon of Duncanville, TX; step-sister:  Sheila Smith of Odessa; step-brother:  Jr. Caldwell of Odessa; aunt:  Glenda Davison of Odessa; his best friend: David Lee “Little” Stice and many relatives and life-long friends.

His adoptive parents:  James Thomas Patrick and Huelean (Newsom) Patrick, and his step-brothers:  Ricky and Roy Carey, precede him in death.

There will be a candle light vigil on Friday, June 13, 2014 at dusk (about 9:00 pm) at West University across the street from Stripes around the memorial pole.

Memorial services will be 11:00 am Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, officiated by Pastor Jimmy Braswell.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences may be sent to the family online at

An account has been set up to help with Jeff's funeral expenses at Wells Fargo - Acct # 6651397900.  Any funds over and above what is needed for Jeff will be placed in a trust fund for Brittany.

JM Galindo
Jesus Manuel Galindo

Jesus Manuel Galindo, 57, of Odessa passed away peacefully at his home in Odessa on May 29, 2014. Jesus was born to Pedro Galindo and Manuela Alvarez in Ojinaga, Mexico on July 2, 1956. Jesus worked as a construction worker before he retired. Jesus married Luz Elena Hernandez on October 2, 1982 in Ojinaga, Mexico.

Survivors are his wife of 31 years: Luz Elena Hernandez Galindo of Odessa, son: Jesus Manuel Galindo Jr., of Odessa, daughters: Christy Sanchez of Odessa and Mireya Martinez of Odessa, brothers: Socorro Galindo, Ramon Galindo, Armando Galindo, Humberto Galindo, Pedro Galindo all of Odessa, sisters: Lupe Galindo Diaz of Portales, NM, Maria de la Luz Hernandez of Odessa, Sulema Gonzales of Clovis, NM, Eva Sarragosa of Odessa, Dulce Nombre Galindo of Portales NM, Manuela Armida Jordan of Odessa and Maria del Rosario Dominguez of Odessa; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Odessa officiated by Father Frank Chavez. Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery in Odessa.

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

Michael Saiz
Michael” Big Mike” Saiz

Michael” Big Mike” Saiz, 49, of Odessa, was called to Heaven on June 1, 2014 at his Odessa home. Michael was born on January 12, 1965 in Carlsbad, NM to Joe Saiz and Lena Melendrez-Saiz. Michael was married to Elsa Sanchez. Michael worked delivering furniture before he became disabled.

Mike had a heart of gold and could be a jokester. He was a jock in high school and loved to play all kinds of sports.  Mike’s favorite basketball team was the Spurs and his favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys. He was very family oriented and loved kides.  He was a father figure for a lot of siblings.  Mike was loved by all his numerous nieces and nephews. He used to drive low-riders.  He also repaired and refurbished them.  Most importantly, Mike believed in God.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife:  Elsa Sanchez of Odessa; his parents: Joe Saiz and Lena Melendrez Saiz of Odessa; brothers: Tommy Saiz and wife Yvette of San Antonio, Ronnie Saiz and wife Priscilla of La Porte, TX; sisters: Kristina Saiz of Midland, Patricia Velasquez of Odessa, Yvonne Garza of Midland and Reneé Tucker and husband Jerry of Odessa.

A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel at 7:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the Dream Center, 1618 E. Murphy St, in Odessa at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday,  June 4, 2014 officiated by Pastor Jimmy Dennis.  Interment will follow at Ector County Cemetery, Peaceful Gardens Section.  

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

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Enrique V. “Henry” Navarrette

Henry V. Navarrette passed away to the arms of our Lord on June 1, 2014 due to his illness.

Henry was born on December 20, 1952 in Pecos, TX to Luis S. Navarrette Sr. and Amelia V. Navarrette.  He continued his education and received his GED.  He was a truck driver and jack of all trades, who loved to read.  He was loved by everyone.

Those who preceded Henry in death are his parents, younger sister:  Estella Navarrette, brother:  Domingo Navarrette, Sr. and granddaughter:  Angelina Rae Ramirez.

Henry is survived by his daughter:  Viviana N. Ramirez; son:  Henry Navarrette, Jr.; brother:  Luis Navarrette, Jr.; sisters:  Esperanza Rodriguez, Hortensia Wiley, Raquel Rodriguez and Maria Louis Rios, all of Odessa, and Erlinda Whicker of Lubbock; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the funeral home at 7:00 pm.  Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Jesus Ramos.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

The family offers a special word of thanks to the crew at MCH CCU, Jim, Mayra, and Steven.

Doxie Yarborough
Doxie Gene Yarborough

Doxie Gene Yarborough, passed from this life to rejoin her beloved husband in eternity on Monday, June 2, 2014 at Community Medical Center in San Angelo, TX at the age of 83.  Doxie was born on August 13, 1930 in Welch, Dawson County, Texas to the late Samuel Carvel Mercer and Valeria Bell (Todd) Mercer.  She married the love of her life:  Virgil Lee “Bill” Yarborough in Lamesa, TX on October 8, 1948.  She was a homemaker. 

Doxie’s family was very important to her.  She enjoyed genealogy and her children and grandchildren were the light of her life.  A member of the Church of Christ, Doxie loved to read her Bible and was the peacemaker in her family.  Although a Republican to the core, she was a Willie Nelson fan.  She lived life to the fullest and loved to travel and go fishing.  Her wide variety of interests included painting, ceramics, and watching the Dallas Cowboys.  Her favorite movies were “Pretty Woman” and “Fools Rush In”.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bill, Doxie is also preceded to her Heavenly home by her grandparents:  Melvin and Doxie Todd; son:  Melvin Edward Yarborough; all of her siblings:  Ed Callis, Melvin Callis, J. C. Mercer, Laura Agnes Callis Teague, and Durell Callis Dickens; and two grandsons:  Billy Jake and Joseph Edward. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons:  Johnny Lee Yarborough and wife Frances of Odessa and Wendell Carvel  Yarborough of Brady; daughters:  Linda Faye Fish and husband Bill of Brady and Laura Gene Draper and husband Bobby of San Angelo; grandchildren:  Becky, Melvin, Johnette (husband Kenneth), David, Billy (wife Rachel), Lisa, Karen, Angela, Dayton (wife Brittany), Katrina, Colton, and Logan; great-grandchildren:  Savhanna, Edward, Tyler, Jesse, Kendra, Kenneth Jr., Lauren, Caleb, Cameron, Emily, Amber, and Brittany; and great-great grandchildren:  Kevin, Miyah , Quinten, Serenity, Ryan, Jaylin, Keston, and Gavin. 

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa on Thursday evening from 6 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, June 6, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Roy Jones.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

If you wish to make memorial donations in Doxie’s memory, please donate to the San Angelo Christian Academy, 518 Country Club Road, San Angelo, TX 76904.

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Willie Belle Minor Shelton Johnson

Willie Belle Minor Shelton Johnson, age 88, of Coleman, passed away at Coleman County Medical Center on Monday, June 2, 2014.  She was born in Coleman on July 17, 1925 to the late Horbert A. Minor and Inez (Carriger) Minor.  Belle married James Henry Shelton, who preceded her in death on January 26, 1973.  She later married Sammy Houston Johnson, who also preceded her in death in June of 2004.  She was a member of the Community Baptist Church in Coleman and very active in her community.

Belle was a homemaker and an expert cook.  She enjoyed baking for her kids and was famous for her hot rolls.  Her hot rolls were her way of sending her love at funerals, celebrations, and family gatherings and she would go the extra mile for anyone.  She was “Nanny” to her grandbabies and loved her grandkids and great-grandchildren wholeheartedly.

She was preceded in death by her mother:  Inez Minor; father:  Horbert Minor; beloved step-mother:  Olive Clyde Minor; and infant brother and sister; and her sisters:  Nancy Bouldin and Eulah Mae Copeland.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons;  Aubery Alonzo Shelton of Coleman and Henry Wayne Shelton and wife Pat of Odessa; daughter:  Donna Rockey of Coleman; adopted daughter:  Connie Smith and her family of Dallas; six grandchildren:  James, Jamie, Lisa, Henry, Aubery, and Danny; eight great-grandchildren; and her special niece:  Lynette Clevenger of Woodward, OK.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday, June 6, 2014 at Faith Community Baptist Church in Odessa, officiated by Brother Wayne Shelton.  Burial will follow at 3:00 pm at Terry County Memorial Cemetery in Brownfield, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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