Obituaries 2015

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Kenneth D Brown
Kenneth Dale Brown

Kenneth Dale Brown, age 58, of Odessa, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at his home.  He was born in Farmington, NM on August 12, 1956 to the late Thomas and Josephine (Parrie) Brown.  He had worked in the oilfield as a truck driver and rig mover.  He was a member of Gardendale Christian Fellowship.

Kenneth was a loving father and devoted grandfather.  A drummer, he taught his grandkids to play drums.  He was a loyal friend.

He is survived by his son:  Michael Brown and wife Misty and their children:  Jordan and Dakota, all of Odessa; as well as numerous friends.

Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 pm Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Gardendale Christian Fellowship, officiated by Pastor Wade Welch. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Gardendale Christian Fellowship would be appreciated.

Mae Cox
Mae Lavern Cox

Mae Lavern Cox, age 78 of Odessa passed from this life on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Deerings Nursing Home. She was born Friday, May 8, 1936 in Macadoo, Texas to the late Joseph Benjamin and Lydia Mae (Bradford) Rich.

Little children were Lavern’s pride and joy. She enjoyed sitting with them and taking care of them. Lavern loved roses and planting flowers. She enjoyed getting out of her house to go shopping and was a fanatic for garage sales and enjoyed just sitting and talking with friends.

Lavern married Joe B. Cox on March 12, 1962 in Odessa. He preceded her in death in 1996.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are two daughters Connie Cox of Beaumont and Crystal Smith, one sister: Bernie Tull, two grandchildren:  Jeremiah and Jessica Cox; and three great grandchildren:  Roccora, John and Jay Rudd, all of Odessa.

She is also preceded in death by one step son: Joe C. Cox, one son: Jay Cox; one sister: Jewel Stephenson; three brothers: Bill Rich, Joe Rich and William Rich. She is also preceded in death by one grandson: Joseph Cox.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Rose Hill Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery with Reverend Jimmy Braswell officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

james thomas
James Douglas “Jim” Thomas

James Douglas “Jim” Thomas, age 67 of Odessa, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born Sunday, July 13, 1947 in Olney, TX to the late Robert and Mary Dean (Johnson) Thomas. He had been a truck driver for over 30 years and had for the past 10 years been a dispatcher in the trucking business and was a Veteran of the US Navy.

Jim always wanted to be a cowboy and lived the cowboy code. He was a very quiet man who opened up while watching NASCAR. You could always find him enjoying his morning ritual at the Cowboy Café each day or out at the VFW for a few drinks. Ornery as all get out and set in his ways and hard headed, he would stand his ground and not back down. He wanted to just be loved and was very sensitive.

He always stressed to his daughter, “Be happy in life” and to his sons “Always help a woman in distress and don’t ever hit a woman”

Those left to cherish his memories are four sons: Jim Thomas, Jr and wife Bobbie of Venita, OK, Kenny Thomas, David Thomas both of Ponca City, OK and Tommy Shepker of Andrews; one daughter: Roni Fisk Calhoun and husband Michael Calhoun of Odessa. He is also survived by three brothers: Terry Thomas of Dallas and Bobby and Tommy Thomas both of Odessa, two sisters: Linda and Nina both of Odessa, fifteen grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents: Mary and Robert Thomas, and two wives: Sandy Thomas and Cindy Hahn Thomas.

Services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Pastor Johnny Touchstone officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Shawn I Smith
Shawn Irene (Leathers) Smith

Shawn Irene (Leathers) Smith, age 45, of Crane, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Odessa. She was born in Okinawa, Japan on Monday, August 4, 1969 to the late Barbara Ann (Turner) and Wesley Irving Leathers. She had a second chance at love when she joined Larry Smith in holy matrimony on October 12, 1996 in Fredericksburg, TX

Shawn was a fighter, though she always politely spoke her mind. She stood up for what she believed in, though she always made sure to be positive. She had the biggest caring heart in the world and was always helping anything, human being or stray animal alike. Shawn was a daredevil and she always had a bunch of spirit. She was an artistic, down to earth woman, and Shawn was constantly supportive. She was the epitome of a loving woman, staying loyal to anyone she had met, and now she is able to spread her wings and soar with God.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are husband: Larry Smith of Crane; sons: David Smith of Gun Barrel City, TX, Christopher Smith and wife Jaclyn of Irving, TX, and Justin Smith of Van, TX; daughters: Autume Walton, Kaylia Walton and partner James Hancock, Torrie Walton, all of Crane, Calista Walton of San Angelo, TX, and Lillie Smith of Crane; sisters: Brenda and husband Winston Lowry of San Angelo, TX, and Marie Goodwin of Miami, FL; and sixteen grandchildren.

Shawn was preceded in death by her first husband: Michael David Walton; her parents: Wesley and Barbara Leathers; her grandparents; brothers: David and Bill Leathers; and sister: Cherry Jaquier.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Thursday and Friday, March 26-27, 2015 from 8 am – 9 pm. Memorial services will be 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Faith in Christ, 310 W. 4th St. in Crane, TX, officiated by Minister Rob Leathers. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Garry Edward Stringer

Garry Edward Stringer, age 63, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at his residence in Odessa. He was born on January 24, 1952 in Clarksville, TX to Robert Edward Stringer and Delma Christene Schwartz. He worked in the oil field for D & D Tongs.  He was a US Army Veteran.

Survivors include his mother: Delma Christene Schwartz of Odessa; two brothers: Alvin Schwartz of Odessa and Jerry Lee Schwartz of Wolfforth, TX and two sisters: Diane Lynn Skiles of Odessa and Robbie Lynn Collins of Bogata, TX.

His son, Jessie Don Stringer, preceded him in death.

Memorial Services with military honors will be held at 11am, Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Zion Christian Church in Odessa with Brother Dewey Blevins officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Rodrigo B Rodriguez Sr
Rodrigo Baeza Rodriguez Sr.

Rodrigo Baeza Rodriguez Sr., age 70, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born on May 5, 1944 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.  He was Catholic.

Survivors include two sons: Rodrigo Rodriguez Jr. and Rigo Rodriguez, both of Odessa; one daughter: Dolores Rodriguez of Odessa; two brothers: Ruben and Rafael Rodriguez, both of Ojinaga, MX; one sister: Otilia Cervantes of Odessa; one grandchild:  Briana Rose Rodriguez and one on the way:  Ezekiel Rodriguez.

A Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Monday, March 30, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Father Michael Rodriguez officiating.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Larry Dean Rose

Larry Dean Rose, age 67, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  He was born in Cheyenne Wells, CO on September 26, 1947 to the late Berton Forba “Bert” and Arvetta (Murphy) Rose.  Larry was a US Army veteran and had worked in the oilfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife:  Cinthia Rose (in 1996).

Those left to cherish his memory are his children:  sons, Brett Rose and wife Amber of Odessa and Brent Rose of Liberal, KS and daughter, Larrieanne Rose-Knowlton and husband Clay of Mertzon; two brothers:  Marvin Rose of McAlister, OK and Tom Rose of Harriet, AR; two sisters:  Debra Cox of Mustang, OK and Benita Cooper of Tahlequah, OK; and five grandchildren:  Katherine, Clover, Kasi, Blaze and Jeanette.

Memorial services with military honors will be at Friday, April 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and Rotary Park, 9900 Wright Drive, Midland, TX.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Alicea Forsyth Niesser
Alicea Fay Forsyth-Niesser

Alicea Fay Forsyth-Niesser, age 44, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Friday, March 27, 2015.  She was born in Amarillo, Tx on October 7, 1970 to Richard Forsyth and Twila June “T.J.” (Corgill) Forsyth.  She worked as House Coordinator for the Clover House.  She was a friend of Bill W. for eighteen years and died a success.

She is preceded in death by her Grandparents, her mother Twila June “T.J.” (Corgill) Forsyth, Uncle Charles Roson, and grandchild Christopher.

Those left to cherish her memory are her father:  Richard Forsyth of Odessa; three daughters: Tiffany Marion and husband Jimmy, Angel Crenshaw, and Sam Crenshaw and John; husband: Woody Neisser; four grandchildren: Robert William-Wayne Fletcher, Susan TroiDawn-Marie Johnson, Ricki Renee-Nicole Johnson, Faith Cornell Reed, all of Odessa; sister: Sherree Crumrine and husband Troy of Odessa; two brothers:  Alan Forsyth of Mt. Vernon, TX and Jason Forsyth and wife Christy of Denver, CO;  one niece, Alexandria June Forsyth, and four nephews, Gabriel Richard Salgado, Nicholas Don Crumrine and Ashley, Jacob Benjamen Salgado and wife Lesley and Joshua Alan Forsyth. Many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. 

The family welcomes friends to bring memories and come to say a final farewell on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel; family visitation 6:00 to 8:00 pm. As per Alicea’s wishes, no funeral service will be held, but the family will have a celebration of life party for all family and friends. Contact the family for details.

Donations to help pay for arrangements and benefit Alicea’s girls can be made at (Gofundme website-search Alicea Forsyth-Neisser) 

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.   

Oscar M Aguirre Sr Papi
Oscar Madrid Aguirre, Sr. "Papi"

Oscar Madrid Aguirre, Sr. of Odessa, a gentle soul, made his journey to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the age of 67. He was born in Presidio, TX on April 20, 1947 to Manuel Ontiveros Aguirre and Maria Baeza Aguirre. 

He played 6 man football for the Marfa Shorthorns and graduated from Marfa High School.  He went on to basic training in Marfa to become a border patrol officer, but dropped out to be with Maria.  He married his beloved wife, Maria Muniz, in Marfa on April 20, 1970. That is when she became famous, he always told everyone.  She had won an Oscar!

Oscar was a retired heavy machinery operator in the oilfield.  Never one to be idle, in 2006 he became a fixture at Acres West Funeral Chapel as a funeral assistant.  He had always dreamed to own and operate a funeral home, so his role at Acres West was very important to him.  Known to everyone at the funeral home as “Papi” or “Pop”, his quiet charm and awesome work ethic made him a delight to be around.  His warm hug in the morning started the days just right.  He was an integral part of making the funeral home what it has grown to be and was very proud of his reserved parking space.  He always kept Vic in his prayers and loved him like a son. These last few days, he kept telling Sonia he needed to be at the funeral home, to drink coffee and fold memorial folders.

He loved the outdoors and camping out at the KOA’s.  He was a Cowboys fan and he loved to cook and drink coffee.  A devout Christian, Oscar was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.  He taught Bible classes and Baptismal classes at the church.  He also served as a Eucharist minister, and a marriage counselor.  “Old school,”  he was an honorable man, whose handshake was his bond.  Although he hated going to the doctor, and often avoided it as much as possible, he had fought a long and hard battle with diabetes and heart problems.  He was devoted to his family and his grandchildren were his pride and joy.  More than a great father, he was a role model and he was also Jr.’s best friend.  He was their rock, solid and dependable, always there when they needed him.  He did, however, have a silly side.  He had always joked how funny it would be if he could buy him some stripper pants – whip them off at the court house checkpoint – and really show them what he was carrying around!

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Maria Muniz Aguirre of Odessa; son:  Oscar Aguirre, Jr. and wife Jeanette of Odessa; daughters:  Sonia Aguirre and husband Jesus “Chino” Ramos of Odessa and April Montoya and husband Leonel of Midland; grandchildren:  Danielle, Alexandra, Karina, and Karisol Aguirre, Brian Aguirre, Amariah Ramos; and Leonel Montoya, Jr.

He was preceded to His heavenly home by his grandson:  Lazarus Aguirre; his parents:  Manuel and Maria Aguirre; one brother:  Enrique Aguirre, and three sisters:  Elena Tarango, Elisa Tercero and Elvira Martinez.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel at 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Michael Rodriguez.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Gardens of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Although his chair here is empty, he will always be in a special place in our hearts.

Baby L Tarango
Lelan Daniel Dutchover Tarango

Lelan Daniel Dutchover Tarango, of Odessa, gained his angel wings on March 28, 2015 in Ft. Worth, TX.  He was born to Jamie Tarango and Daniella Dutchover on February 22, 2015. 

Lelan was born a premie.  Even though he was small in stature, he proved to be a fighter by showing his strength and determination to survive all the trials that were placed before him.  His courage and strength will be forever remembered and he will be missed.

Those left to cherish him memory are his loving and adoring parents:  Jamie and Daniella; maternal grandparents:  Linda and Daniel Dutchover; and paternal grandmother:  Maria Garcia, all of Odessa.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather:  Manuel T. Tarango.

Graveside services will be at 9:00 am Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Los Angeles Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Father Michael Rodriguez.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Cecil Boy Owens
Cecil “Boy” Owens

Cecil “Boy” Owens was the fourth child and only son born to Mr. and Mrs. Watson Owens, Sr. on July 4, 1964.  He went to McGregor Schools and made his home in Odessa, TX.  He left this life on March 29, 2015.

He is preceded in death by his father.

He leaves behind his loving and devoted mother of Odessa:  Irene Owens; a daughter:  Sade (William) Meche of Beaumont; a son:  Rifelle (Rae) of Fort Worth; four sisters:  Serena Owens and Evelyn (Mike) Carter, both of Odessa, Petelia (LA) Caufield and Judelia (Herbert) Boswell, both of McGregor; one brother:  Watson Owens, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA; four grandchildren:  Kalab Dré and Kingston Drake Meche, Armani Dashawn, and Xavier Dashawn Owens; and a devoted nephew:  Quinton Owens.  Uncle Marvin (Helen) Edmonds and Aunt Bobbie Caufield;  and other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive him.

No services will be held.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Special thanks go out to Compass Hospice, Home Hospice, and to Medical Center Hospital and Staff.

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