Obituaries 2016

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Donna K Fisher
Donna Kay Fisher

Donna Kay Fisher, age 64, of Odessa, TX passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Saturday, September 3, 2016. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany on Tuesday, August 19, 1952 to the late Cecil Paul Sr. and Doris Lorene (Napier) Fisher.

Donna married Jerry Thompson on February 14, 1996 in Odessa, TX and they enjoyed 20 years together. She was a graduate of Permian High School and worked as a manger for 7-11 for 10 years.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her husband:  Jerry Thompson of Odessa and sister: Connie Castetter of Weatherford, TX.

Services will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

JL Douthit
J. L. Douthit

J. L. Douthit, age 76, of McCamey, passed away at McCamey County Hospital on Sunday, September 4, 2016.  He was born to the late C.A. and Gladys (Barnett) Douthit on April 3, 1940 in Odessa, TX.  J.L. married Mary Lydia Day April 27, 1963 in Albuquerque, NM and they had a son named Shannon.  He was a rancher and loved New Mexico.  He worked ranches in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Nebraska.  He and Mary lived in Rankin, TX for over 20 years and attended Faith Assembly of God.

J.L. is survived by his son: Shannon Douthit; a brother:  Bob Douthit and wife Ruth; a sister:  Ann Douthit Davis and husband Dwane; two nieces; two nephews; and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife who passed November 12, 2013.

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

Memorials may be made to Faith Assembly of God in Rankin, TX. 

Don G Todd
Don Gabby Todd

Don Gabby Todd, age 74, of Odessa, TX passed from this life Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Buena Vida Nursing Home in Odessa. He was born Monday, March 16, 1942 in Oklahoma City, OK to the late Jesse and Mary Elizabeth (Bogenschutz) Todd. Don was a US Army Veteran and worked as a landman in the oilfield.  He was Methodist.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his daughter: Leigh Bonanno of Baton Rouge, LA; one sister: Jessamy (Todd) Forswall of Fort Worth, TX; and two grandchildren: Taylor and Connor, both of Baton Rouge, LA.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Natividad Zubiate
Natividad Zubiate

Natividad Zubiate, age 85, of Odessa, TX passed from this life at Sienna Nursing Home on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. He was born in San Juan Bautista Satevo, Chihuahua, Mexico on Monday, September 8, 1930 to the late Aurelio and Tomasa Zubiate. He was a laborer.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sons: Armando, Jose and Natividad Zubiate; and daughters: Tomasa Dawson, Maria Elena Padilla and Sonia Isela Martinez, as well as 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Aurelio and Tomasa Zubiate; wife: Consepcion “Conchita” Juarez Zubiate and son: Federico Zubiate.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, September 9, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, officiated by Father Isidore Ochiabuto. Burial will follow at the Peaceful Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Michael Mickey Gaines
Michael Edward “Mickey” Gaines

Michael (Mickey) Edward Gaines passed away peacefully the morning of Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. Mickey loved life, lived well and was delighted to meet his Maker when that time came. Courageously battling cancer, he always said, “I win either way. I live longer, or I go home to Jesus.”  

Mickey was born in Sundown, Texas on November 5th,1941 to Walter and Wretha Gaines II. He was preceded in death by his parents and his 2 brothers Walter (Buddy) Gaines III and Paul Gaines. He married Vada Martin on July 14th, 1961 and had 4 children: Teresa Gaines who blessed their lives for a short 24 hours before joining God in heaven… and 3 more children who blessed him through his last moment of life, Sherry Gaines of Midland, Texas, Leslie Gaines of San Angelo, Texas and Mickey Gaines II of Odessa, Texas.  They gave him 12 Grandkids, 9 Great Grandkids and 1 Great Great Grandson. Mickey was also loved by three Sisters-in-Law, Joy Brookes of Sanford, Florida, Veda Gaines of Houston, Texas, Kathy Harris of Port Charlotte, Florida as well as 8 nieces and nephews and their families spread from Texas to Florida.   

Mickey didn’t waste time, he was always on time and he believed a man should work all the time. His first job was delivering glass jars of milk each morning door to door. He was an early riser and loved being the first part of those families’ days.  To raise his children, he worked for various oil field companies, and later in life he found a place at ECISD’s print shop and delivering supplies to the area schools. If you worked in the front office of an ECISD school in those days, you had some Mickey Gaines in your life!  He retired in 2008… for a whole 1 ˝ days when he found his true calling as a security guard for ICA Properties in downtown Odessa.  If he had your car towed, we apologize!? He’d say, “I’m so sorry you didn’t see the NO PARKING sign 2 inches from your vehicle.”  He treasured watching over everyone at all the ICA security stations, helping you with anything you needed, giving out teddy bears to the little ones, and come hell or high water he was keeping this vigil till he collapsed of old age. Mickey faithfully worked for 13+ months while undergoing cancer treatments till chemotherapy forced him to retire in July of this year.  

Mickey never met a stranger, and if you had the pleasure, you’ve seen at least once his million dollar smile, that twinkle in his eyes and the giddy-up in his go. He loved working in his shop building things, taking care of his lawn and keeping his house and cars in tip top shape. And there’s not a dance hall in the Permian Basin or the state of Texas that hasn’t been gifted with his love and flair for square dancing. Mickey adored his family, cherished his friends and loved the church. He always put his best foot forward, dressed and pressed, topped off with many a fine hat. Mickey’s final days were filled with support from a loving family and special friends, and now… we know he’s piddling around in God’s House.  He’s installing his hat racks, asking Elvis to be the caller of their square dances, building birdhouses, guarding all the parking lots, making new friends… He was happy to go home to God. 

There will be a viewing at Acres West Funeral Chapel on September 8th from 6-8 pm. Please join us at the funeral as we celebrate his life, Friday, September 9th at 2 pm in Grace Fellowship Christian Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Susana Howell
Susana Valerio Howell

Susana Valerio Howell, age 51, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico on August 7, 1965 to Evangelina Lujan Valerio.  Susan was a teacher.

She is survived by her mother:  Evangelina Lujan Valerio of Ojinaga; two sons:  Sergio Lujan of Ojinaga and Ivan Valerio of Odessa; daughter:  Betzabel Valerio of Odessa; brothers:  Luis Tarin Lujan and Tania Coronel Lujan; sister:  Alamarosa Lujan Rios; and four grandchildren.

Public visitation will be on Monday, September 12, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  Graveside services will be at 1:00 pm on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Deacon Manuel Luevano.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Elisama Tercero
Elisama Armendariz Tercero

Elisama Armendariz Tercero, age 58, of Odessa, TX passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. She was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on Monday, June 30, 1958 to Jesus and Trinidad (Garcia) Armendariz.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her husband: Jesus Armendariz of Odessa, TX; daughters: Maria Armendariz Sanchez of Midland, TX and Ana Tercero of Odessa, TX; brothers: Luis Armendariz of Ojinaga, MX; sisters: Irma Armendariz Nino of Ojinaga, MX and Rosa Armendariz Garcia of Delicias, MX; 4 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Jesus and Trinidad Armendariz and sister: Carmella Armendariz Anaya.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Sunday September 11, 2016 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, September 12, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Frank Chavez. Burial will follow at the Peaceful Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Elisama Armendáriz Tercero de 58 anos de Odessa, TX Partió de esta vida en el Medical Center Hospital el Martes, 6 de Septiembre 2016. Nacida de Ojinaga Chihuahua, Mexico un Lunes  30 de Junio 1958 de Jesús  y Trinidad (García) Armendáriz.

Los que se quedaron a apreciar su amor,  y los recuerdos,  son su  esposo Jesús  H. Tercero de Odessa, TX; Hijas: Maria Armendáriz Sánchez de Odessa, TX y Ana Tercero de Odessa, TX; hermano: Luis Armendáriz de Ojinaga, MX; hermana: Irma Armendáriz Nino de Ojinaga, MX y Rosa Armendáriz García de Ojinaga, MX; 4 nietos y numerosos sobrinos y sobrinas.

Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres: Jesús y Trinidad Armendáriz  y Hermana: Carmela Armendáriz García.

Rosario se llevara a cabo a las 7:00 PM, domingo 11 de Septiembre 2016 en Acres West Funeral Chapel. Misa de cristiana sepultura se llevara a cabo a las 10:00 AM el Lunes 12 de Septiembre 2016 en la Iglesia Católica de San José, oficiado por el Padre Frank Chávez. La sepultura seguirá en el  Peaceful Garden sección del condado de Ector cementerio. Preparativos están a cargo de Acres West Funeral Chapel y sus condolencias  a la familia pueden ser enviadas en línea a

Boni German
Bonita Ruth “Boni” (Curb) German

Bonita Ruth “Boni” (Curb) German, age 65 of Odessa, TX, passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. She was born in Houston, TX on July 27, 1951 to the late Frances Warren.  She was a crafter.

She was also preceded in death by her father:  Dan Curb, Jr. and her brother:  John Mays.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her mother:  Helen (Loper) Curb of Odessa; daughters: Jenifer Gonzalez of Havelock, NC and Julia Dunlap of Brownwood, TX; sons:  Joseph Storts of Odessa and Joshua Storts of New Bern, NC; brothers:  Edward Mays and David Mays; and sisters:  Anna Kuzenka, Judy Bowers, and Frances Herrera.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Odessa.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Shawn Sartor  Shawn A Sartor
Shawn Alan Sartor

Shawn Alan Sartor was born March 22, 1985 at ORH in Odessa, TX. He was a typical fun-loving mischievous little boy.  He was raised to love the Lord and reconfirmed that love over the years. Sadly his father passed away at an early age leaving him to struggle and fight to find himself.   

Shawn had an infectious smile, Twinkling Bright Blue eyes and a special gift to make you laugh and smile. He never met a stranger. He would give the shirt off his back or his last dollar to someone he didn’t even know if they needed it.  April 13, 2008 his pride and joy was born, his son Shawn Christian Sartor. He beamed with joy and pride at the mention of his name. He loved Christian more than anyone in his life. He walked a long hard road in his life with many struggles, downfalls, many valleys and mountains. He will be loved and missed by many. He touched so many lives. He knew this earth was not his home and he has gone to live in the Mansion in the Sky.  His change of address occurred in Colorado Springs, CO on Thursday, September 8, 2016.   

He leaves behind his precious Son Christian Sartor, Mom Melanie Sartor & Stepdad Mike Williams, Sister Stephanie Sartor White and her husband Brandon White, two Nephews Brennyn and Connor White, several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. 

 He is preceded in death by his Father Billy Ray Sartor, Grandparents Billy Joe Sartor – Lois Platt Sartor, Woodrow Wilson Kincaid – Flossie Wren Kincaid, and Aunts Jo Ann Kincheloe & Janice Elrod. 

Visitation will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, September 15th and 16th.  The family will receive guests on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Salvation Army or a local charity.

Baby Josiah Chavez
Baby Josiah Jay Chavez

Baby Josiah Jay Chavez and his twin brother Jermiah were born on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in Odessa.  Once Jermiah was safe in the arms of his loving mom and dad, Jesus Chavez and Lucero Baeza, Josiah returned to the loving arms of our Lord.  He will be dearly missed.

Those left await a reunion with Baby Josiah are his parents and his twin:  Jermiah Jay Chavez; maternal grandparents:  Lucinda Lozano and Ricardo Baeza; paternal grandparents:  Jesus Chavez and Elvira Chavez; paternal great-grandfather:  Jesus R. Vidina; maternal great-grandmother:  Juanita Brito; brother:  Jesus Ricardo Chavez; and six sisters:  Brittany Marie Chavez, Melany Alexandra Baeza, Kaylie Ann Chavez, Lucy Jay Chavez, Isabella Jade Chavez, and Aubrie Marie Chavez.

Graveside services are scheduled for 9:00 am Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Los Angeles Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Barbara J Durbin
Barbara Jean Durbin

Barbara Jean (Krause) Durbin, 68, of Alpine, TX, passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Thursday, September 8, 2016. She was born in Shreveport, LA on December 29, 1947 to the late Herbert Frank and Elvie Jane (Edmonds) Krause.  Her father was in the Air Force, so Barbara and her family traveled as he was stationed in several places around the country. Barbara graduated from Gardner High School, Kansas in 1965. Later, she moved to Texas where she worked for Comal ISD in New Braunfels, TX for about 20 years as a school secretary.  After retirement, she moved to Alpine to be close to her family. 

Barbara was an honest, straight forward person, known for her positive outlook on life.  She did everything in life to the best of her ability and never complained.  She loved to dance and sing and share her stories of growing up in a military family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, and daughter with unconditional love.  Her long comforting hugs and bright smile will be missed by all. 

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her daughter: Ginger Yvette (Durbin) Turner; three grandchildren, Gianna, Hailey and Hayden Turner; three step-sons, Jerry Jr., Phil and Rocky Durbin; two sisters, Jane Ann (Krause) Farley and Sandra Lee (Krause) Sadler; nephew:  James Michael Brown, who was like a brother to her; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Brian Keith Durbin of San Antonio and her sister, Ramona Scott of Oakdale, Louisiana.

Services will be held on September 24, 2016, in San Antonio, TX.  

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Efrain Castelan
Efrain Ramirez Castelan

Efrain Ramirez Castelan, 33, of Odessa, died Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Midland. He was born March 8, 1983 in Capulin, Hidalgo, Mexico to Alberto Castelan and Anna Maria Ramirez. 

He is survived by his wife, Veronica Pena; sons, Jovanni and Andre Castelan; father, Alberto Castelan; mother, Anna Maria Ramirez; father and mother-in-law, Luis and Maria Lara; 5 brothers, Alberto Castelan Ramirez, Ruben Castelan Ramirez, Tony Castelan Ramirez, Alberto Castelan, Jr., and Hector Castelan; and 4 sisters, Marisela Castelan Ramirez, Nereyda Castelan Ramirez, Rosa Castelan Ramirez, and Sarai Castelan; uncle, Jaime Castelan; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 1 PM at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Pastor Roman Iniguez officiating, followed by interment at the Odessa II section of the Ector County Cemetery. 

Efrain was a devoted husband and loving father to his boys.  There was nothing in this world he would not do for his family or anyone in need.  He had the biggest heart anybody could have.  He will be greatly missed and forever loved by numerous family, friends, and co-workers.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 


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