Obituaries 2014

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Mateo Casias Lujan

Mateo Casias Lujan, 15, of Odessa, was called to Heaven on Friday, June 27, 2014 in Odessa. Mateo was born to Elias Lujan and Manuela Casias on April 26, 1999 in Odessa. Mateo was a student at Bowie Jr. High in Odessa.

Mateo was very friendly and loved everybody.  He loved to run, ride bikes, and loved his blue and gold macaw birds, his dogs and all of his pets. Mateo just started to drive and was getting into fast cars such as Camaros. His favorite color was blue. He enjoyed riding to school with his dad on the motorcycle. Mateo was crazy about dinosaurs. He loved his sisters even though they butted heads, he spoiled them as much as he could. Mateo will be missed and loved by all who knew him.

Those left to cherish his memories are his parents: Manuela Casias and Elias Lujan of Odessa, his loving sisters: Kaylee and Rayleen Lujan of Odessa, paternal grandparents: Elias and Dora Lujan, maternal grandfather: Isidro Casias of Odessa, aunt: Angelica and husband Johnny Muniz of Odessa, uncles: Albino Casias and wife Carolina, Adrian Casias and wife Leticia, and Jesse Lujan all of Odessa, and numerous cousins.

Mateo is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother: Juanita Casias, and his aunts: Elvia and Elsa Casias.

A rosary will be recited on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Acres West 24 Hour chapel. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Robert Wayne Morse

Robert Wayne Morse, age 63, of Odessa, passed from this life on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Long Beach, CA on November 24, 1950 to the late Meldon and Vernia Mae (Jackson) Morse.  He married Elizabeth Hunt in Plainview, TX on April 1, 1976.  He worked at Arc and Flame machine shop.

Robert loved life, and enjoyed everything and everyone!  With his awesome sense of humor, generous spirit, and enthusiasm, no one could resist loving him in return.   He loved holidays and cooking, and you never left his home hungry.  A man’s man, he liked football (especially the Cowboys), motorcycles and building things – once combining these interests and building a chopper in the middle of the living room!

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 38 years:  Elizabeth Hunt Morse, son:  Bobby Morse and wife Michelle Harrison, daughter:  Christina Morse, and four grandchildren, all of Odessa.  His sister:  Barbra Newsome and husband Billy of Plainview, and several nieces and nephews, also survive him.

Memorial services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Mike Bartlett.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West.

Mary Catherine Smith

Mary Catherine Smith, age 81, of Odessa, passed from her earthly life to go on to eternal glory on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Parks Methodist Retirement Village.  She began this earthly journey on September 15, 1932 in Munday, Texas, born to the late Charles Alfred and Lona (Roy) Welborn.  On February 8, 1952, Mary Catherine and Morris Reid Smith, Jr. married and began their family.  She was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  Catherine was a member of Sherwood Church of Christ.

Catherine’s favorite verse in the Bible was James 1:27 – “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.  This was the code she lived by.  Her love for children was demonstrated by her actions, taking in children from the children’s home for holidays and visiting them at the children home. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her children:  Marilyn Smith Hancock and husband Roger of Odessa, Morris Alfred “Al” Smith and wife Tammy of Odessa, and Marci Smith Key of Houston; ten beloved grandchildren:  Melissa Hancock Williams, Jon-Eric Hancock, Megan Smith, Asia Smith, Michelle Escobedo, Austin Escobedo, Justin Escobedo, Brandon Hollis, Nicholas Davis, and Dillon “Doc” Davis; four great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and two sisters:  Betty Sammann and Verlene Williams, both of Lubbock.

Her parents, husband:  Morris Reid Smith, Jr., and two brothers:  Tommy and Alfred Welborn, precede her in death.

Memorial services to honor Mary Catherine’s memory will be 10:00 am, Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Sherwood Church of Christ, 4900 Dixie Boulevard, Odessa, officiated by Brother Lynn Money.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

William Anzelas “Bill” Dais, Jr.

William Anzelas “Bill” Dais, Jr. age 68, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Sienna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born in Scranton, PA on November 6, 1945 to the late William Anzelas Dais, Sr. and Elizabeth Joan (McHale) Dais.  He worked as a convenience store clerk, where he met his soul mate.

Bill was very interested in gold as an investment and frequently searched garage sales for gold or rare coins.  Although something of a loner, Bill was a warm and loving person.  He was a devout Catholic who was passionate about following God’s word.  An artistic man, he worked with oils, chalk, and pen and ink and enjoyed classical music.  He was also an avid reader and history buff.

Those left to cherish his memory are his companion:  Janet Mitchell of Odessa; brother:  Mark Dais of Belton, TX; sister:  Dolores Green and husband Fred of Loving, TX; and his nieces and nephews:  Amber Robinson, Emily Bingham, Benjamin Carroll and Matthew Carroll.

His parents and three brothers:  Paul, Daniel, and Jerome, precede him in death.

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

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Alvin Eugene “Buster” Dominey

Alvin Eugene “Buster” Dominey passed from this world on Thursday, July 3, 2014.  He was born March 10, 1954.

He became a boxer when he was a young man.  He held the Texas Cruiser Weight title for five years.  Later, he got involved with his jump rope training and turned it into a dance style.   In the early eighties, he went to all the schools around Odessa and did the “Jump for Heart” for the American Heart Association.  His dad had heart trouble, so he wanted to give back.  He started to develop his own style of jump rope to sell.  He later went back to his love of boxing.   Buster started to train some pro boxers and put on pro boxing exhibitions around town with help from his friends.  He was always a happy person and always tried to boost other people’s morale.  He was an avid fisherman and loved to river fish at Roosevelt and Junction.

Those who preceded him in death are his mom:  Wilma Dominey and father:  Eugene Dominey.

He leaves behind his wife Zula Dominey of Odessa; son:  Brock Duke and wife Rachael of Odessa; daughters:  Shan Gass and husband Jason of Midland and Trish Bretz and husband Randall of Victoria; nine grandchildren; and two sons from a previous marriage: Ricky Dominey Swaine of Midland and Rusty Dominey Swaine of San Angelo and their children; three brothers:  Loy Dominey and wife Sherry of Odessa, Eddie “Butch” Dominey of West Colombia and James Dominey and wife Lisa of Orlando, FL; four sisters:  Debra Zuelke of Crockett, Sharron Graham of Austin, Susan Fletcher of Brazoria, and Anne Meyers of Fresno, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was much loved and will be sorely missed.

Memorial services will be 4:00 pm Monday, July 7, 2014 at Terrace Hills Bible Church on 33rd and Golder, officiated by Pastor Brian Serrano.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Juan de Dios Vázquez

Juan de Dios Vázquez, 81, of Odessa was called to heaven on July 3, 2014 in Lubbock. Juan was born to the late Epigmenio and Maria Rosa Ricarda de Jesus (Corrales) Vázquez on March 8, 1933.  Juan was a hard worker who worked as a farm laborer and tractor operator before retiring.  He was a devoted Catholic and loved the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Juan loved the outdoors and was a true farmer and cowboy who loved his hat and boots.  He enjoyed fishing, growing fruits and vegetables, and caring for his animals.  Self taught in animal care, other people would pay him to give their animals shots.  Juan was an honest, thankful, down to earth person, who loved to laugh and had a nickname for everyone.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife: Maria del Consuelo (Garcia) Vázquez of Odessa; sons:    Jaime Luis Vázquez, Soni Vázquez, Cesar Vázquez, and Jorge Rene Vázquez, all of Odessa; daughters:  Rosa Maria Meagher of Ft. Worth, Rosalba Bernholz, Mari Alonzo, and Susie Vázquez, all of Dallas; brother:  Epigmenio Vázquez of Odessa; sisters:  Cruz Calanche of El Paso and Delia Vázquez of Presidio; sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and six sisters.

A rosary will be prayed on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 1:00 pm, officiated by Father Prem Thumma. Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Juan fue llamado al cielo el 3 de Julio del 2014 en Lubbock. Juan fue hijo de Epigmenio Vázquez y María Rosa Ricarda De Jesús (Corrales) Vázquez. Nació el 8 de Marzo del 1933 en México. Juan trabajo de tractorista antes de Jubilarse. Era miembro de la Iglesia Católica de San José en Odessa.

A Juan le gustaba andar afuera todo el tiempo. Sus botas y sombrero le encantaban. También le gustaba  la pesca y sembrar (sandia, elotes) y cuidar de sus animales. Juan se enseño un poco de veterinaria y proveía servicios a otros. Juan era una persona muy honesta, agradecida y humilde. Le encantaba dar sobre nombres a todos solo para reírse.

Los que le sobreviven y recuerdan sus más bellas y dulce memorias son su esposa: María del Consuelo (García) Vázquez de Odessa, cuatro hijos: Jaime Luis Vázquez, Soni Vázquez, Cesar Vázquez, y Jorge René Vázquez, todos viven en Odessa,  cuatro hijas: Rosa Maria Meagher de Ft. Worth, Rosalba Bernholz, Mari Alonzo, y Susie Vázquez de Dallas, un hermano: Epigmenio Vázquez de Odessa, dos hermanas: Cruz Calanche de El Paso y Delia Vázquez de Presidio, 16 nietos y 7 bis nietos.

Juan es precedido por sus padres, dos hermanos y seis hermanas.

El Rosario será el Domingo, 6 de Julio del 2014 a las 7:00 de la tarde en la capilla de Acres West. Servicio Fúnebre será el Lunes, 7 de Julio del 2014 a la 1:00 de la tarde en la Iglesia de St. Joseph, oficiado por el Padre Prem Thumma en Odessa, Entierro será en el Panteón Peaceful Garden.

Servicios encomendados por Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University, Odessa.

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Reynaldo “Nano” Vasquez

Reynaldo “Nano” Vasquez, age 64, of Odessa, passed from this life peacefully and surrounded by loving family, on Friday, July 4, 2014 at his home.  He was born in Mathis, TX on Saturday, September 10, 1949 to Guillermo Vasquez, Sr. and Paulina (Garza) Vasquez.  Reynaldo married Margie Vargas on August 2, 1966.  He was a retired machinist and roofer and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Reynaldo loved to go fishing.  He grew up in the North Ranchito and it was always his home away from home.  Although coaches and players may have come and gone, Reynaldo has always been and always will be a DALLAS COWBOYS FAN!!

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife:  Margie Vasquez of Odessa; three sons:  Eric Vasquez and wife Sandy of Ft. Worth, Ruben Vasquez of Midland, and Daniel Vasquez and wife Vivian of Odessa; brothers:  Robert Vasquez of Odessa and Guillermo Vasquez Jr. of Ft. Worth; three sisters:  Dorothy Martinez and husband Rudy, Anna Marie Brown and husband Gary, and Elva Gomez of Ft. Worth; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents, Guillermo Sr. and Paulina Vasquez, and his son, Ray Vasquez, Jr. precede him in death.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Monday, July 7, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Michael Rodriguez.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Marlon Vasquez, Rudy Martinez, Ramon Vasquez, Raul Fuentes Jr., Mark Martinez and Timothy Martinez.  Honorary pallbearers include Noah Vasquez, Joe Ray Vasquez, and Cody Vasquez.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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James Alan Secrest

James Alan Secrest, age 56, of Wickett, passed from this life on Friday, July 4, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Big Spring, TX on October 14, 1957 to the late Ronnie and Melba (Kyees) Secrest.  He worked as a roughneck in the oilfield.

James loved music, fast cars and motorcycles, especially Barracudas and Harleys, and loved to drive fast.  He was fearless and pushed boundaries, sometimes a little to the left of the law.  James had a goofy and silly sense of humor and his alias was “Goober Grumby”. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Barbara Secrest of Wickett; son:  Jason Secrest and wife Brandy of Odessa; daughters:  Crystal Kluting and husband Jeff and Dawn Barron and husband Alexander, all of Odessa; step sons:  Phillip Talano and Joshua Nicholson, both of Monahans; two grandchildren:  Cheyenne and Peyton; and longtime friend and mother of his children:  Pamela Ashby of Odessa.

Memorial services will be 10:00 am Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, officiated by Pastor Glenn Clark.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Cecilia Ann “Sissy” Moseley

Cecilia Ann “Sissy” Moseley, age 53, of Odessa, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at her home.  She was born in Midland on Sunday, June 25, 1961 to Louis and Margaret Patricia “Pat” (Willis) Sweeden.  While attending Odessa High School, she met David Errol Moseley, Sr.  They were married in 1979 and had two children, David Jr. and Margaret Ann.

Over the years, Sissy worked at 7-11 and Dollar General.

She is preceded in death by her brothers:  Robert Sweeden and David Sweeden, grandparents:  Hubert and Eloise Willis, Nettie Sweeden, and Leland and Opal Moseley.

She is survived by her husband:  David Moseley, Sr.; son:  David Moseley, Jr.; daughter:  Margaret Moseley and fiancé Jerry Riley; and granddaughter:  Namine May Riley, all of Odessa; mother:  Margaret Sweeden of Midland; father:  Louis Sweeden of Kerrville; sister:  Patti Phillips of Oregon, aunt:  Huline Holland; nieces:  Krystle Sweeden and Kandis Sweeden and cousin:  Michele Martinez, all of Odessa; and many, many more aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.

Memorial services will be 5:00 pm Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Wayne Shelton.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West.

Alex Kennedy
Alexandra Ann “Alex” Kennedy

Alexandra Ann “Alex” Kennedy, age 22, of Gardendale, departed this life on Friday, July 4, 2014.  She was born in Cedar City, UT on November 9, 1991 to Marc Kennedy and Tiffany Ann Gough.  She was a homemaker and a loving mother.

Alex had a generous and tender heart.  She was a foster pet parent and animal rescue volunteer.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her son:  Colin Harlan Mitchell of Gardendale; daughter:  Adelina Nevaeh Kennedy of Gardendale; father:  Marc Kennedy of Henderson, NV; mother:  Tiffany Gough and husband Donald of Gardendale; maternal grandfather:  Bobby Greeson of Blackfoot, ID; paternal grandmother:  Anita Kennedy of Henderson, NV; and five brothers:  Bridger Kennedy of Henderson, NV, Thomas Wacaster and Braden Wacaster, both of Gardendale, Barron Kennedy of Las Vegas, NV, and Saxon V. Kennedy of Henderson, NV.

Alex was preceded in death by her sister:  Stormie Ann, her maternal grandmother:  JoAnne Greeson, and her paternal grandfather:  Richard Kennedy.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Friday, July 11, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West.

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