Obituaries 2018

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Karen K Tucker 2018
Karen Kay “Sally” (Kirchner) Tucker

Karen Kay “Sally” (Kirchner) Tucker, age 59, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Sunday, February 18, 2018. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday, February 26, 1958 to Bob and Charlene (Smith) Kirchner.

Those left to cherish her love and memoires are her sons: Skylar House and wife Wendy and Jeramy House and wife Erin; daughter: Michelle Talcott and husband Matt and Amanda Smith; brothers: Robbie and William Kirchner; sisters: Mary Lou House, Aimee Shedd  and Carrie Archer; as well as 14 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband: Ronald “Ronnie” Mark Tucker.

No services have been scheduled at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Gerry Len Moon
Gerry Len Moon

Gerry Len Moon, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Saturday, February 17, 2018. He was born in Winters, TX on Sunday, June 22, 1952 to JB and Eva (Lorell) Moon.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his son: Brian Moon and daughter-in-law as well as his caretaker: Lacey Ocon; daughters: Misty McKee and Sheila Frazier and husband Joel; sisters: Melissa and Peggy Moon; as well as grandchildren: Ethan Moon, Kelsea Hardison and Devin and Hunter McKee; great-grandchildren: Kennedy and Raigen Hardison and Madelynn McKee and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Randy and Hilton Moon.

No services have been scheduled at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Silvia Mota Arras 2018
Silvia Mota Arras

Silvia Mota Arras, age 61, of Odessa, TX entered eternity on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. She was born in Banderas, Mexico on Sunday, June 24, 1956 to the late Pedro Arras and Natalia Covarrubias Arras.

Silvia was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was the heart and soul of her family.  Sylvia loved to cook and always helped anyone in need. We will hold on to your memory always.  We love you and you will be dearly missed. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons:  Saul Mota of Odessa and Javier Mota of New Mexico; daughters:  Soraida Mota of Odessa and Elvia Cordova of Andrews; brothers:  Esteban Arras and Samuel Arras; sisters:  Sofia, Ruth, Sara, Susana and Sandra Arras Covarrubias; fourteen grandchildren: Abigail, Sylvia, Natalie, Jesus, Rosemary, Deanna, Monica, Cynthia, Alissa, Celso Jr., Ozzy, Brianna, Emily and Alex and twelve great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband: Celso Mota- Alvidrez.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 am, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe in Cristo Jesus at 1127 Yucca Avenue in Odessa TX. Burial will follow at the Odessa Garden II section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.

Silvia Mota Arras, de 61 años, de Odessa entro en la eternidad el martes 20 de Febrero de 2018. Nacio en Banderas, Mexico, el domingo 24 de junio de 1956 a finales de la historia de Pedro Arras y Natalia Covarrubias. 

Silvia era una madre cariñosa, hermana, abuela y bisabuela. Ella era el corazón y el alma de su familia a Silvia le encantaba cocinar y siempre ayudaba a cualquiera que lo necesitara. Mantendremos tu memoria siempre te amaremos y te extrañaremos muchismo. 

Las que quedan para apreciar su amor y memoria son sus hijos: Saul Mota de Odessa, Javier Mota de Nuevo Mexico; hijas Soraida Mota de Odessa y Elvia Cordova de Andrews; hermanos Esteban Arras y Samuel Arras; hermanas Sofia, Ruth, Sara, Susana, y Sandra Arras Covarrubias; 14 nietos Abigail, Sylvia, Natalie, Jesus, Rosemary, Deanna, Monica, Cynthia, Alissia, Celso Jr., Ozzy, Brianna, Emily y Alex y 12 bisnietos. 

Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres y esposo Celso Mota-Alvidrez. 

Los servicios funerarios serán de ayuda a las 9 am, el sábado, el 24 de Febrero de 2018 en la Iglesia Apostolica de la fe en Cristo Jesus. El entierro seguirá en la sección del jardín II de Odessa del cementerio del condado de ector. Los arreglos se confían a Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Dorothy Gorby 2018
Dorothy Katherine Gorby
Dorothy Katherine Gorby, age 83, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Thursday, February 22, 2018. She was born in O’Donnell, TX on Tuesday, January 15, 1935 to Willie and Hattie (Smith) Wilson.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her beloved husband: Donald Gorby of Odessa; son: Billy Gorby and wife Janis of Odessa; daughter: Linda Sikole and husband Mike of St. Clairsville, Ohio; brothers: Leldon Wilson of Lubbock, TX, Lonny Wilson of Midland, TX, Lonnie Wilson and Lelvon Wilson, ; as well as 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister: Opal Wilson.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, February 26, 2018 at Life Change Baptist Church, officiated by Jimmy Braswell . Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Earl Owen 2018
Earl Owens

Earl Owens, age 72, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Friday, February 23, 2018. He was born in Pyote, TX on September 9, 1945 to the late Albert and Mary Lou (Wilson) Owens.

Earl was born at Pyote AFB “Rattlesnake Bomber Base” in Ward County, TX. He went to school in Monahans, TX and graduated in 1964 from Monahans High School, where He was an active member of the “Loboes” marching band. In 1964 and 1965, he attended East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, TX, where he was active in Voice and Acappella Choir. On July 23, 1965, he married Marjorie Cook at Southside Baptist Church in Monahans, TX. They moved to Odessa, TX in October 1965, where he studied Voice and Acappella at Odessa College. After college, he led music part time for different Baptist churches in Odessa. When he wasn’t directing, he sang solos or in the choir. Earl was in “Singing Men of West Texas.” He also started and directed the First Baptist Bus Ministry at West Odessa First Baptist Church, then Westside Baptist Church. Earl was a machinist for several machine shops in Odessa, TX, while he served as Cubmaster for Pack 21 at San Jacinto Elementary and a member of the first group to start the West Odessa Fire Department. Earl also helped start West Odessa Neighborhood Community Watch and was an associate member of the Texas Sherriff’s Association. He semi-retired as a machinist in 2010 and went to work for ECISD as a custodian at Gonzales Elementary. Parkinson’s disease forced him to retire in 2013.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his beloved wife of 52 years: Marjorie Owens; sons: Gary Owens and wife Vertronica of Levelland, TX and Chilton Owens and wife Paula of Odessa, TX; brothers: Dwight Owens and wife Pat of San Antonio, TX and Scott Owens of Gladewater, TX; sister: Lu Ellen Howard of Gladewater, TX; as well as grandchildren: Spencer Owens, Donovan Owens and wife Courtney, Andronica, Kenneth and Shealynn and great-grandchildren: Kimber, McKinleigh, Braxton and Lane.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Theodore and Maggie Owens, Albro and Lou Wilson; parents: Albert and Mary Owens; sister: Yolanda Owens; great-grandson: Wyatt Owens.

Family visitation will be held from 6-8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1:00, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Mike Bartlett. Burial will follow at the Odessa Garden II section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Hector Tavarez 2018
Hector Quiroz Tavarez

Hector Quiroz Tavarez, age 73, of Odessa, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Odessa, TX. He was born in Presidio, TX  on Sunday, May 28, 1944 to the late Dolores and Isabel (Quiroz) Tavarez.

Hector was very intelligent and read books to become a self taught mechanic. He was a manager for CIC Finance in his early years and also ran a Conoco service station with his dad. Hector also played the accordion and piano, which he learned to play by sight. Hector was full of love and laughter and was always making jokes. He loved his children and grandchildren very much and taught his grandson to throw a mean curve ball.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sons: Daniel Tavarez and Louis; daughters: Belinda Tavarez, Cere Medina and Adela Ortiz; sister: Yolanda Olguin; as well as 13 grandchildren and 9  great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Ismael Tavarez.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Trace Covington 2018
Trace Daniel Covington

Trace Daniel Covington, 15, of Odessa, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 in Odessa. He was born Wednesday, September 11, 2002 to Leslie (Burns) and Doyle Covington in Odessa, TX. He was born with William’s Syndrome which only served to make him an even more loving soul. Trace never met a stranger and loved everyone he met. He loved his bird Rex and watching his You Tube videos all night. The beautiful thing about Trace was he did not complain. He did not feel sorry for himself or ask God, “Why me?” He loved life. He loved his family and he loved being social. Trace and his cell phone could drive you nuts, but that will be the one thing I miss the most. His incessant face time calls all hours of the day and night: that will be a hard one to not have anymore. He always considered himself a super hero and those around him had to agree. He wanted to grow up and be a doctor, so he could save the world. To those who had the privilege of knowing Trace he truly was a super hero and he will be missed by so many. Trace Daniel, your momma loved you more than you will ever know. God knew what he was doing when he picked her for you. We love you Sweet Angel and until we meet again we will miss you every day!

Trace is survived by his loving mother Leslie Covington and her fiancé Benny; his two brothers: Nathan and Tristan Covington; his dad: Doyle Covington; his maternal-grandpa: James Harper; his paternal-grandma Deola Covington and many cousins and friends that loved him so much.

He was preceded in death by his maternal-grandma: Ella Cisco and his paternal-grandpa: Charles Covington.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm, Friday, March 2, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted with Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Tommy Mitchell 2018
Tommy Lee Mitchell

Tommy Lee Mitchell, age 54, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. He was born in Monroe, Louisiana on March 1, 1963 to the late Fred Felton and Shirley (Brady) Mitchell.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sons: Michael Hebert and Matthew Hebert both of Midland, TX; daughters: Magen Walters and spouse Mitchell McClure and Melissa Walters and husband Ronald, both of Midland, TX; brothers: Dale Mitchell and wife Wendy, Bobby Anderson, Christopher Anderson and Melvin Mitchell, all of Odessa; sisters: Betty Ann Cornwell and spouse Chris Hall, Sara Lambert and Sylvia Anderson, all of Odessa, TX; nieces: Jessica Lewis and husband Kelly of Odessa, TX, Jeannie Mitchell and husband Michael of Odessa, TX, numerous nieces and nephews, lifetime friend: Lee Jenkins; as well as grandchildren: Hannah Walters, La’myiah Walters and  Autym Cornwell, all of Midland, TX

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Karen Anita Johnson 
Karen Anita (Brown) Johnson

Karen Anita (Brown) Johnson, age 64, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on February 28, 2018. She was born in Odessa, TX on February 20, 1954 to the late Clinton and Ruby (Pickett) Brown. She worked at Diamond Lanes for 10 years.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her beloved husband of 28 years: Steven Johnson; son: Clinton Flores and wife Lily; daughters: Julie Brandenburg and husband David and Tabitha Burris and spouse Terry Hayes; as well as 8 grandchildren: Haylee, Caleb, Julissa, Holly, Damien, Jezlyn, Cayden and Nikolai.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Larry Hood. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Mark D Crabb 2018
Mark Dwaine Crabb

Mark Dwaine Crabb, age 43, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. He was born in Odessa, TX on March 20, 1974 to the late Milford “Red” Carrigan Crabb and Mary (Ortiz) Crabb.  

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his beloved companion: Dedra Poe of Odessa; daughter: Lacey Morgan of Odessa; son: Thomas Dwaine Crabb of Indiana; daughter: Samantha Dawn Crabb of Indiana; brother-in-law: Shawn Bateman; step-sisters: Jeannie and Julie; aunt and uncle: James and Sheila Iness; aunts: Linda Crockett and Deborah Lewis; cousins: Tray Sousley, Suzy Sousley, Lynzy Sousley, Emmett Iness, James Iness Jr. and Misty Parker; niece: Trinatty Crabb and nephew: Tanner Crabb.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Jimmy Crabb and infant sister.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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