Obituaries 2015

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Mary G Tiner 
Jerrie Tiner

Mary Geraldine Tiner was granted her angel wings on April 10, 2015.

Nana was born on November 26, 1930 in Herbine, Arkansas, the daughter of Alma and Vodie Rauls. She married the love of her life, Adrian T. Tiner, on March 7, 1949 and they moved to Odessa, Texas shortly after that in 1951.

Through the years she devoted her time and energy as a caretaker to her family members. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and her faithful pet, Sassy. Although she was tiny and frail, she gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life.

Nana is survived by her three children; Sherrie Tiner of Odessa, Texas, Shilda Wade and her husband Craig of Llano, TX and Tommy Tiner and wife Meryl of Gardendale, TX. She is also survived by 8 Grandchildren; Becky Tiner of Dallas, Tony Wade and wife Jennifer of Odessa, Jeff Wade and wife Stacey of Odessa, Wendy Blackmon and husband Brad of Gardendale, Sandy Robinson of Odessa, Jonathan Foster and wife Ramona of Gardendale, Lance Tiner of Odessa and John Tiner and his wife Alice of Winder, GA. She is also survived by 10 Great Grandchildren; Blake Blackmon, Mason Tiner, Chris Hall, Tyler Wade, Colton Foster, Makayla Tiner, Kelly Tiner, Samantha Stokes, Ashlynn Wade, and Brittney Whitaker. She is also survived by one Great-Great Granddaughter, Dreamer Torres.

Nana was preceded in death by her husband Adrian T. Tiner on August 29, 2008 and her Great-Granddaughter Bevanie Wade on March 1, 2015.

There will be a family and friend get-together at Tommy and Meryl's house at 15265 N Pecan in Gardendale, TX starting at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday and everyone is welcome to stop by to help us honor Nana. Service arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa and Stephenson's Funeral Home of Monticello, AR. Funeral Services will be held at Stephenson's Funeral Home on Friday April 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm with Nana then being laid to rest at Prosperity Cemetery in Risen Co., Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to the Home Hospice Odessa Office.

Aiden Francisco Leyva
Aiden Francisco Leyva

Baby Aiden Francisco Leyva, an infant, was born and passed away to be in the arms of Jesus on Friday, April 10, 2015.  Although we waited eagerly to hold him and talked of him with joy, we know that he is blessed and loved in his heavenly home.

Baby Aiden will greet us one day.  His loving family includes his parents:  Adrian Barriga Leyva and Samantha Marie Rodriguez; grandparents:  Mayra Prieto, Samuel Carrasco, Jessica Barriga, and Edward Leyva; and one sister:  Analyssa Carrillo, all of Odessa.

Graveside services will be at 9:00 am Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Los Angeles Gardens of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Rebecca Don Downer

Rebecca Don Downer, age 73, of Alpine, passed away at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa on Saturday, April 11, 2015 after a long battle with cancer.  She was born in Erick, OK on June 11, 1941 to Warren Alexander “Buddy” Downer and Ineda Maybell (Viles) Downer.  She was a homemaker.

Rebecca was a Jehovah Witness and was always sharing her religion and preaching to others.  She was a caretaker to her son Tracy for many years.

She is survived by her sons:  Micah and Tracy Blocker of Albuquerque, NM; one granddaughter:  Serenity Quintero-Blocker and one great-grandson:  Adrian Ray Trujillo.

Memorial services will be at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

William F Sanders
William Fredrick “Bill” Sanders

William Fredrick “Bill” Sanders, age 71, of Crane passed away at his home on Sunday, April 12, 2015.  He was born in Goose Creek, TX on October 22, 1943 to the late Elroy and Doris L. (Bushell) Sanders.  Bill married Patricia Ward in San Angelo, TX on May 15, 1964 and they later became loving parents to two beautiful daughters.

Bill was a jack of all trades.  He was good with his hands and he dabbled in woodworking and crafts.  A hard working man, he was a civil servant and a licensed state and city inspector.  He worked for the city of Crane for 45 years.  Retirement was just not for him, so after retiring, he worked two part time jobs.  He was an outdoorsman and a busy man who served his community in many respects.  He was a member of the Optimist Club, the Chuckles Gang, and served as a City Administrator.  Bill loved his grandchildren dearly and nothing was a bigger thrill for him than spending time with his great-grandson.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Patricia Sanders of Crane; daughters:  Sheril Baker and husband Lewis and Beverly Hess, all of Jewett, TX; brother:  Bobby Sanders and wife Helen of San Antonio, TX; sisters:  Wanda Harris of Houston; four grandchildren:  Kacey Carmichael, Derick Hess, Daniel Baker and Tyler Hess; one great-grandson:  Kaleb Carmichael; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother:  Roy Sanders, and his granddaughter:  Kimberly Britt.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 pm Friday, April 17, 2015 at the 1st United Methodist Church in Crane.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Odessa.

Eduvijes Ramirez
Eduvijes “Vico” Lujan de Ramirez

Eduvijes “Vico” Lujan de Ramirez, age 75, of Odessa, passed from this life on Monday, April 13, 2015.  She was born at Rancho Urrutia, Chihuahua, Mexico on August 26, 1939 to the late Victoriano and Sixta (Portillo) Lujan. She was a homemaker, mother to seven children.

Eduvijes was friendly, loving, and helpful.  She always was willing to reach out to anyone in need.  A talented seamstress and a great cook, she enjoyed making her grandkids their favorite foods.  She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and would do anything for them.

Those left to carry on her legacy are her sons:  Jesus M. Lujan, Sabino Lujan and wife (Sandra) and Armando Ramirez and wife Yesenia, all of Odessa and Coyo Ramirez and wife Lety of Mexico; daughters:  Sulma Guerrero and husband David and Doraima Casas and husband Sergio, all of Odessa and Martha Ramirez of Pasadena, TX; twenty-seven grandchildren:  Elizabeth Lujan, Yvette Lujan, Jesus M. Lujan Jr., Rosa M. Lujan, Rojelio Lujan, Valdo Lujan, Sabino Lujan Jr., Crystal Lujan, Claudia Lujan, Amber Lujan, Dinorah Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez Jr., Gabriela Gonzalez, Eric Ramirez, Coyo Ramirez, Alexandra Ramirez, Alexis Ramirez, Eduardo Ramirez, Victoria Casas, Alma Casas, Sergio Casas Jr., Blas Casas, Cecilio Levario Jr., Antonio Levario, Aileen Guerrero, David Guerrero Jr. and Carlos Morales; and forty great-grandchildren:  Luis Castillo, Matiew Castillo, Ivan Meraz, Cali Lujan, Emma Lujan, Alan Brito, Julian Brito, Jaylan Grado, Anahi Lujan, Damian Lujan, Jazmin Lujan, Max Lujan, Joel Quiroz, Aaron Quiroz, Sebastian Muñoz, Faith Esparza, Obed Leyva, Obdiel Leyva, Caylee Leyva, Alfredo Gonzalez, Damian Robles, Joshua Robles, Rene Gonzalez Jr., Julian Gonzalez, Kayla Lopez, Jayden Lopez, Yareli Ramirez, Andre Esquivel, Jazlin Esquivel, Zayden Flores, Elijah Zubia, Aaden Zubia, Jeremiah Casas, Ismael Casas, Lexi Casas, Lexavier Casas, Xander Casas, Isabelle Levario, Julian Levario, and Madelynn Levario.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband:  Blas Ramirez, her siblings:  Ramon Lujan, Manuel Lujan, Juanita Lujan, Maria Lujan de Cervantes, and Genoveva Lujan de Galindo; granddaughter:  Abigail Ramirez; and great-grandson:  Michael Brito.

Rosary will be recited in Odessa at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  Funeral services will be at a later date in El Pueblito MPO del Alma, Chihuahua, Mexico with burial to follow at the local cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Sandra Swanson
Sandra Marie Swanson

Sandra M. Swanson, age 50, of Odessa, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Odessa.  She was born in Odessa on April 5, 1965.  Sandra married Tony Swanson in Odessa on June 17, 2002.  She was a homemaker.  A loving mother and great wife, she pampered her babies and loved to make happy.

Sandra was preceded to her Heavenly home by her mother:  Glenda Faye Vandegrift in August of 2014.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband, Tony Swanson; sons:  Suede Swanson and Stone Swanson, all of Odessa; and one sister:  Kathy Harper and husband Bill of El Paso.

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

Lucila V Vasquez
Lucila Villarreal Vasquez

Lucila Villarreal Vasquez was granted her angel wings on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  Sister Vasquez was born on July 13, 1930 in Orange Grove, Texas, the daughter of Teodoso and San Juanita Villarreal.  At age 17, she married Gavino “Santos” Vasquez on April 20, 1947 having moved to Odessa shortly after that in 1954.

Most of her life was spent serving the Lord.  Sister Vasquez became well known by many as an avid Prayer Warrior interceding for many in need of spiritual intercession.  Her book of choice was the Holy Bible.  Her final days were spent surrounded by family and special friends.  Our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother loved each of her children and grandchildren unconditionally.

Sister Vasquez is survived by her ten children:  Gilbert Vasquez and wife Adela of Odessa, TX, Hilda Ruiz and husband Raul of Las Vegas, NV, Audelia Gomez and husband Ruben of Bakersfield, CA, Yolanda Beauchamp and husband Mark of Bakersfield, CA, Danny Vasquez and wife Teisha of Turlock, CA, Irene Cortez and husband Guadalupe of Bakersfield, CA, Jane Vasquez of Austin, TX, Rose Stewart and husband Cary of Kermit, TX, Pastor Victor Vasquez and wife Maria of Hanford, CA, and Vince Vasquez of Boley, Oklahoma.  She is survived by 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.  Sister Vasquez is survived by one sister:  Elodia Cardona of Mathis, TX and her two spiritually adopted daughters:  Ana Hernandez of Austin, TX and Leta Batson of Odessa, TX.  She leaves behind a host of family and church friends who affectionately called her “Nana,” “Momma,” “Sister Vasquez” and “Hermana Vasquez.”  Lucila was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Gavino Vasquez on January 30, 2003.  Also preceding her in death were her parents:  Teodoso and San Juanita Villarreal; brothers:  Fidel, Adan, Abelardo, and Sylvester; and sisters:  Cristelia, Eva, Jesusa, and Josefa.

A host of grandsons will serve as Pallbearers in remembrance of their grandmother:  Patrick Vasquez, Raul Vasquez Ruiz, Jr., Javier Vasquez Ramirez, Jr., Ramiro Vasquez Cortez, Richard Vasquez Gomez and Robert Vasquez Gomez.  Honorary Pallbearers are:  Ricky Vasquez Cortez, Daniel Vasquez Cortez, Roman Vasquez, Thomas Vasquez Beauchamp, Ismael Vasquez Ruiz, Jonathan Gonzalez and Luis Antonio Gonzalez.

A public viewing will be held on Saturday, April 18 at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 8115 W. University Blvd. in Odessa.  A visitation with family and friends and a prayer service will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Sister Vasquez will be laid to rest on Monday, April 20, 2015 at Rose Hill Gardens of Ector County Cemetery following a 10:00 am church service to be held at Latter Rain Worship Center, 305 E. 19th St. Odessa, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Sister Vasquez requests that donations be made in her memory to Hope House, PO Box 891, 79760. 

Franklin Ulysses Headley
Franklin Ulysses Headley
Franklin Ulysses Headley, age 66, of Odessa, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born in Augusta, GA on Sunday, August 8, 1948 to the late Clifford Franklin and Edna Marian (Corbin) Headley. Franklin served in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a Seventh Day Adventist.

Franklin was a simple man; it didn’t take much to make him happy. He loved life. Franklin was a hard working man, working all the way up until the day he passed. He worked as a grain elevator builder in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Indiana. Franklin also was a very dedicated person; he adored his late wife, Sandra Lynn, whom he lived in Kansas with until her passing. He was a homebody; he enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved his dog Maggie. Franklin was a phenomenal carpenter, and he could build anything he put his mind to. One of Franklin’s proudest accomplishments was getting his GED. He was a wonderful man, and he will be loved and missed dearly.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his sons: Christopher Franklin and wife Ashley Headley, of Aztec, NM, Patrick Shane Crawford, of Odessa, and Jimmie Dean and wife Melissa Crawford, of Aztec, NM; daughter Cassandra Headley, of Nebraska; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Franklin was preceded in death by his late wife, Sandra Lynn Headley on September 19, 2014; and his parents.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Mickey Don Epperson, Jr
Mickey Don Epperson, Jr
Mickey Don Epperson, Jr., age 43, of Odessa, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born in Odessa, TX on Tuesday, January 25, 1972 to Barbara Ann (Davidson) Epperson and the late Mickey Don Epperson, Sr. Mickey was employed at James’ Car Crusher.

Mickey was a good kid, though he could be extremely ornery. He had a good heart, and he was a laid back person. Mickey loved to laugh and he loved to make you laugh; seriousness wasn’t his style, until he was pushed into a corner. He was a very quiet man; he wasn’t much of a talker until he started drinkin’. Mickey adored his girls. A man’s man, he enjoyed being outside fishing and barbequing. He also liked to watch NASCAR and work on his own cars, which he would paint, as well.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his mother: Barbara Epperson, of Odessa; step mother Pam Epperson, of Odessa; daughters: Meagan Lanoe’ Epperson and Keely O’neil Epperson, both of Odessa; and brothers: Roy Lee Simons and family, and Randall E. Simons and family, all of Odessa, Chuck Shelton, of Arkansas, and Sam Shelton, of Odessa; nieces: Nicki Parrish and family, Brandi Simons, all of Canton, TX,; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mickey was preceded in death by his father; and sister: Tina Kay Simons.

Visitation will begin at noon on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Betty Joyce Boyd Roberson
Betty Joyce Boyd Roberson

Betty Joyce Boyd Roberson, age 78, of Odessa, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at her home. She was born in Abilene, Texas March 24, 1937 to the late J. T. and Julia Beatrice (Cupps) Boyd. In 1956, she graduated with top honors from St. Joseph’s Academy in Abilene and married the love of her life Conrad Leroy Roberson on August 1, 1958.

Joyce was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship. She was a great fan of all sports, especially NASCAR, and in her younger days she was an excellent all around athlete. Being married to a career Navy man enabled Joyce and her family to travel coast to coast and abroad. She loved reading and all types of flowers, but her passion was spending any amount of time and energy with her family. Her gift was cooking for her family, and she doted on her granddaughters, continually putting all others before herself. Joyce was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 430 where she held many leadership positions throughout the years. She served as Conrad’s anchor in all his endeavors. Starting as a teenage carhop at the Big Burger Drive In, Joyce later rose to the position of Regional Manager for Whataburger stores in the Odessa area.

Joyce is survived by her son: Joel Roberson and wife Natalie, of Odessa; brother: Bruce Boyd, Sr. and wife Johnnie Lou, of Abilene; sister: Bunny Adams and husband Freddie, of Odessa; three granddaughters: Shauna, Catelyn, and Julia; as well as many cousins, nephews, nieces, and a multitude of wonderful friends. She was dearly loved by all and will be missed beyond belief.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sons J. and Todd Roberson.

Visitation will take place at Acres West Funeral Chapel, Monday, April 20, 2015 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm, Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Grace Christian Fellowship, officiated by Pastor Steven Adair. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jose Francisco Raygosa
Jose Francisco Dominguez Raygosa

Jose Francisco Dominguez Raygosa age 36, of Odessa passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born Saturday March 3, 1979 in Odessa to Hector Urias and Maria Yolanda (Dominguez) Raygosa.

Jose loved his parents and brothers. He smiled every time he heard their voices. There was nothing that brought more joy to “Tito” than being in the arms of his mother. Jose was the heartbeat of the family. Nothing compared to the joy he brought everyone.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his parents, Hector and Yolanda of Odessa; three brothers: Joe Albert, Jesus and Joshua.

Services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Brother Luther Whitlow officiating. Burial will follow 2:30 pm at East Hill Cemetery in Ft Stockton..  

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