Obituaries 2016

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Billie Kidd
Billie Lois Kidd  2-2-1928 ~ 4-14-2016

This wonderful lady, who so many came to call Mom, Grandma, Ms Billie, and Friend, was born on February 2, 1928 as Billie Lois Hope Lee Pugh.  She was welcomed to the world by her mother, Johnny, father, Sam, and older brother, who she lovingly referred to as ‘Bud’.  Born at a time when children worked hard, she lived most of her childhood completing massive amounts of farm duties. Because of this type of work-hard-play-little lifestyle, she vowed that she never wanted her own children to ever have to work that hard. One of her most fond responsibilities as a child was taking care of her younger brother, J B Pugh.  Unbeknownst to her at the time, this would start her journey of caring for so many others. 

One day she found herself with two beautiful babies, daughter, Sami, and son, Danny.  She worked long shifts in a diner serving the hard working men, women and families that would come in.  On one occasion she found herself with a proposal to which she replied that the man had to ask her ‘husband’.  This man, Edward Kidd, played along with what she said, pretending in that moment to be her spouse, and did indeed become the love of her life.  With him came an expansion of her family.  She welcomed three new daughters, Wanda, Janet and Marilyn.   Later in life she adopted a sixth child, Sarena. From these six children came fifteen grand-children, Tracy, Tanya, Hayden, Jordan, Michael, Ronnie, Rainy, Brandi, Charles, Shane, Josh, Hope, Eric, Robert and Dakota, and eighteen great-grand children: Takenya, Tracy, Kaden, Kali-Ann, Josslyn, Tayler, Kailynn, Kade, Lizzie, Debra, Jaden, Zayden, Sedrick, Zhoey, Tyrus, Jesalyn, Liliana, and Kameron.  She loved each and every one of them with all her heart. 

Alongside her loving husband, she helped to create a warm home full of wonderful childhood memories for those that walked through their gates. Though many were not officially related, all were still treated as family.  These consisted of neighbors, her children’s friends, neighborhood children and the children of those children.   

Billie loved watching the Texas Rangers play baseball, the Voice and Dancing with the Stars.  In her younger years she enjoyed sewing, bowling, and dancing for hours in the dance halls.  She adored working in her flower gardens and took great joy in sitting on her front porch enjoying the fragrant view.  Many warm days she would be found there, her companions, Rusty and Prissy sitting at her feet, having long chats with her best friend Carol Unger. 

Billie will be remembered for her delicious cooking, her compassion, her attentive ear and wise wisdom, and her unbiased love for all those around her.  Billie will be greatly missed and treasured always.

Billie was preceded in death by her parents:  Sam and Johnny Pugh; husband:  Edward Kidd; brother:  Bud Pugh; and beloved daughter:  Sami Jones.

Graveside services to honor her memory will be at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Mike Bartlett.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Virginia Romero
Virginia Romero

Virginia Romero, age 89, of Odessa, TX passed from this life at her residence on Thursday, April 14, 2016. She was born in Seguin, TX on Wednesday, July 14, 1926 to the late Clemente and Eduvijes (Sandoval) Campos. She was a homemaker.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are children:  Julian Rodriguez, Emelissa Watson, Diana Hinojos and husband Fidel, Paul Robles and wife Mary, Mary Ann Zepeda and husband Abelardo, Miguel “Wero” Rodriquez and wife Norma, Virginia Garcia, Hope Garcia and husband Alvaro, Mona Lisa Pina and husband Hector, Rudy Rodriquez and wife Esther, Patsy Palacios, Selsa Rodriquez; thirty-eight grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, and 57 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Andy Rodriquez, Robert Rodriquez, and Betty Mascote.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, April 18, 2016 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Burial will follow at the Rosehill section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Eugenio Tavarez
Eugenio Tavarez Carrasco

Eugenio Tavarez Carrasco, age 81, of Odessa, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016 at his home.  He was born in Mexico on November 15, 1934 to the late Crisantos and Carlota (Carrasco) Tavarez.  He was a construction worker most of his life.  He was Catholic.

While ranching in Los Alamos, Mexico, Eugenio met Tecla Hernandez and they married on August 30, 1956 in Los Alamos.  He was a loving brother, devoted husband, great father, and awesome grandfather.  Family always came first to him and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to him.  Eugenio loved family get togethers and cooking out, especially barbequing goat.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Tecla Tavarez of Odessa; daughters:  Sylvia Vasquez and husband Rosendo and Arcelia Coronado and husband Frank, all of Odessa, Rosa Isela Ochoa and husband Isael of Great Bend, KS, and Elsa Mata and husband Alfredo of Odessa; daughter-in-law:  Domitila Tavarez of Ft. Stockton; five brothers:  Ruben Tavarez of Midland, Jose Huber Tavarez of Ft. Stockton, Efrain Tavarez and Crisantos Tavarez, both of Midland, and Carlos Tavarez of Ft. Stockton; three sisters:  Pilar Ortiz of Odessa, Elda Armendariz of Ojinaga, Mexico, and Librada Adame of Great Bend, KS; eighteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons:  Efren and Luis Alfonso Tavarez; three daughters:  Petra Esquivel, Delfa Rodriguez, and Elvia Tavarez; brothers:  Reyes, Alfonso, and Guadalupe Tavarez; sister:  Lydia Olivas; and two grandchildren.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at The Salon at 4840 N. Moss Ave.  Funeral services will also take place at The Salon at 9:30 am on Monday, April 18, 2016, officiated by Fr. Joe Uecker.  Interment will follow at Odessa II Gardens of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Santiago Morquecho Villanueva
Santiago Morquecho Villanueva

Santiago Morquecho Villanueva, 65, of Odessa, passed from this life Saturday, April 16, 2016 at his home in Odessa. He was born in Harlingen, Texas on Thursday, January 25, 1951 to Estefana (Carmona) and Santiago Villanueva. Santiago married Mary Castelo in Odessa, TX on Tuesday, October 8, 1991. He was a lineman.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his spouse: Mary Castelo Villanueva and her children: Pedro Amancio, Minerva Amancio and Luis Amancio of Odessa; his son: Santiago Renteria Villanueva Jr. and Santiago’s mother: Criselda Renteria of Odessa; two brothers: Gonzalo Morquecho of Odessa, Jesus Garcia of Rosesharon, TX; three sisters: Maria Gonzales of Wimgym, FL, Janie Salazar of Weslaco, TX and Eva Arevalo of Odessa, fifteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Santiago was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, including his brother Ramiro Rodriguez.

Viewing will be from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with cremation to follow.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Juana G Aguirre
Juana Garcia Aguirre

Juana Garcia Aguirre, 97, of Odessa, passed from this life Monday, April 18, 2016 in Odessa. She was born Friday, December 27, 1918 in La Luz del Desierto, Texas to Juan Garcia and Romana Gonzales. Juana was a jack of all trades; she cut hair, nursing and a grocery store owner. She enjoyed helping people out, very positive and outgoing. Juana loved to travel so much she kept her suitcase next to the door. She loved music; even with Alzheimer’s she kept her foot tapping.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her two sons: Enrique Aguirre and Alfredo Aguirre both of Odessa, TX; five daughters: Dominga S. Marquez of Douglas, AZ; Carmen Martinez and husband Miguel of Odessa, TX; Olivia Natera of Presidio, TX; Bertha Ortiz and husband Ramon of Odessa, TX; Elsa Aguilar of Odessa, TX; fourteen grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Juana was preceded in death by: her parents, her spouse: Benito Aguirre, one son: Edmundo Aguirre, four brothers: Manuel Garcia, Regino Garcia, Seferino Garcia, Juan Garcia and three sisters: Flavia Flores, Felicita Garcia and Paulita Garcia.

Funeral Services will be held at a later date in El Mulato with interment to follow at Panteon Municipal de El Mulato. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Tyvorrance Sullivan.  Tyvorrance T Sullivan
Tyvorrance Tyvell Sullivan

Tyvorrance Tyvell Sullivan, age 26, of Odessa, passed away in a fatal car accident in Loving, NM on Friday, April 15, 2016.  He was born in Midland, TX on July 19, 1989.  He attended OHS in Odessa.  Ty married April Brown in Odessa on January 7, 2006.  He worked as a safety coordinator for W & W Energy in Odessa. 

Ty enjoyed spending time with his family and never wanted to see anyone unhappy.

He is survived by his wife:  April Brown Sullivan; daughters:  Tanaysha, Kameal, and Tiannah Sullivan; adoptive parents:  Jerrell J. and Lora Bloomfield of Odessa; brothers:  Terrance Sullivan of Midland, Deontree Sullivan and LeRon Willard of Odessa; and five sisters:  Areshia Mack, Natasha Brown (Billy), Britani Lemmons (John), Kristy Bloomfield (Kyle), all of Odessa and Monica Ellison (Arthur) of Levelland; grandfather:  Jaye Sullivan of Midland; grandmother:  Lola McDonald of Odessa; and aunts and uncles:  Dwight Sullivan of Midland, and Eric Sullivan (Charmae) of Odessa; close cousin “sister”:  DeShay of Odessa; lifetime friends “brothers”:  Jonathan Walker, Juan “Darrell” Patton, Isaac Richardson, and Chaddis Bars; and a host of other relatives and friends.

His mother:  Aretha Mae Sullivan, precedes him in death.

Memorial services will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2016, officiated by Pastor Paul Thompson.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West.

Thomas Wade Dove
Thomas Wade Dove was born in Anderson, SC on January 6, 1927. He left this earth in the afternoon of April 20, 2016 at the age of 89. That old heart of his was just too tired to go any longer and called it quits.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lola and Jesse Dove, his brothers, Rev. Felton Dove and Melvin Russell Dove, a sister, Helen Hayes, and a son, Donald Duane Dove.

Surviving is one daughter, Christie Mullen of Anderson, three sons; Tommy Dove (Susan) of Odessa, TX, Ronnie Dove (Debbie) of Pickens, SC and Melvin Stewart Dove (Sharon) of Anderson. Also 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

He was in the upholstery business in Anderson and Greenwood, SC. After leaving Anderson, he owned or operated several shops in Odessa, TX and then one in Roswell, New Mexico.

His favorite activities were dancing, playing golf and playing blackjack. He also served in the U.S. Army many years ago.

Wade never met a stranger and everyone that met him loved him.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Graceview Baptist Church on Centerville Rd., Anderson, SC .  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
William Wade Renfroe

William Wade Renfroe, age 62, of Odessa, passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Wade was born in Dumas, TX on n Sunday, January 10, 1954 to the late William Garland and Delci (Carroll) Renfroe.  He was a truck driver.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sons:  William Renfroe of Odessa and Quentin Barton of Amarillo; sister:  Gayle Garza of Ft. Worth; and five beloved grandchildren, with William Jake being particularly special to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter:  Crystal Renfroe.

Private memorial services and interment will be held in Amarillo at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Wayne Brasher
Wayne A. Brasher

Wayne A. Brasher (81) was born in Spur, TX on October 19th, 1934 to Malcolm and Edna Brasher. He was one of seven children. Wayne died peacefully on April 22nd, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. surrounded by loved ones.  

Wayne married the woman of his dreams, Nita Holton, in Lubbock on April 2nd, 1954. He was also a veteran of the Korean War from 1952 to 1955, where he served on a frigate; transporting food to fellow soldiers and bringing home the bodies of his fallen brothers. Upon finishing his service in the Navy, Wayne moved to Lubbock, TX and eventually settled in Odessa in 1961 with his wife and three kids. 

He loved camaraderie. In Sonora, he was a member of the Dee Ora Masonic Lodge and in Odessa, he was the Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge. Aside from being a popular and well-loved guy, Wayne also had a passion for fishing, cars, watching his grandsons and great grandsons play football, the Dallas Cowboys, and making it home in time on Sundays to watch 60 Minutes 

He is survived by his wife, Nita Holton Brasher, his sons and daughters in law: Stephen and Sharla Brasher, and Scott and Lisa Brasher, his daughter: Stacey Riggs, his brother: Floyd  Brasher, his sisters: Oneta Ramsey and Jean Cook, his brother in law: Raymond Cook, his sisters in law: Patty, Lou, Sammie, and Ula Dee Brasher, his grandchildren and their spouses: Jamie and Eric Smart, Shawn Brasher, Jesse and Josh Brannan, Brandon Pipes, Stanton and Kristen Brasher, Quade and Jamie Lankford, Stephanie and Roeloph Beetge, Bryan Riggs, and his great-grandchildren: Garrett Digby, Zane Digby, Madison Brasher, Cole Brannan, Brady Digby, Cooper Brannan, Jacob Cullifer, Kasen Smart, Broderick Wayne Brasher, Jalie Lankford, Mackenzi Brasher, Jubilee Beetge, Josiah Beetge, and Ace Lankford.  

He was preceded by his parents, his brothers: Walter, Kenneth, and Prentice Brasher, and his brother in law: Blair Ramsey.   

Funeral services will be at Faith Community Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 11:00 am, officiated by Pastor Wayne Shelton.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Fair winds and following seas, sailor. 

Sammy G Ramos
Samuel “Sammy” Garcia Ramos

Samuel “Sammy” Garcia Ramos, age 50, of Edmond, OK was called home to be with his Lord and Savior at Midwest City Specialty Hospital on Friday, April 22, 2016.  He was born in Midland, TX on April 8, 1966 to the late Secundino B. and Elvira Silvas (Garcia) Ramos.   Although now living in Oklahoma, Marathon, TX was his home.  Sammy attended Marathon Public Schools and was a professional truck driver having graduated with his CDL from the American Truck Driving School. He also worked many years in construction.   He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marathon Texas. 

Sammy's favorite past time was enjoying the NHRA  (National Hot Rod Association) both on television and in person at the NHRA events.  To accompany Sammy to a NHRA event was the experience of a lifetime according to his cousin Eddie Garcia who has fond memories of going to the races in El Paso.  Steven, his son, says "Daddy was a great man and he knew and taught me a lot about cars and we also enjoyed attending a monster truck rally together." Sammy was a loving and devoted dad, brother, and uncle.  Sammy was a generous person and while they were young his nephews could count on him to make their Christmas times special. 

Those left to cherish his memories are his children:  Selena S. Ramos and Steven A. Ramos of Edmond, OK; sister: Elva Diaz and husband Robert (Bob) of Edmond and their sons:  Robert Ramos Diaz of Edmond and Samuel Ramos Diaz and wife Stephanie H. Diaz of Frederick, MD; aunts:  Carmen Garcia, Salome Garcia, and Refugia “Cuca” Garcia; paternal uncle Toribio B. Ramos of Alpine Texas; and several cousins who loved him dearly.  He is also survived by his ex-wife Norma Alicia Segura Ramos.

Rosary will be said at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marathon at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 and after a thirty minute break the Funeral Mass officiated by Father Antonio Martinez will follow at St. Mary’s on that same day.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

John Alfred Ferguson

John Alfred Ferguson, age 83, of Gardendale, passed away in Odessa on Saturday, April 23, 2016.  He was born in Grenville, NM on May 13, 1932 to the late John Mack and Lillian (Musgrove) Ferguson.  He served in the US Air Force for 23 years.  John was a psychotherapist, an R.N., and R.N.C.S, and advanced nurse practitioner, had a PhD in geriatrics, was a hypnotherapist, and was a Country and Western singer.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 29 years:  Teresa (Rogers) Ferguson of Gardendale; son:  Howard Ferguson of West Palm Beach, FL; daughters:  JudyLee Ferguson of West Palm Beach, FL and Carol Sherman of Salt Lake City, UT; four brothers; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

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

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