Obituaries 2018

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Damon Evans 2018
Damon Lee Evans

Damon Lee Evans, age 85, died peacefully in his home Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Odessa, TX.  Damon was born Sunday, March 5, 1933 to Herbert Lee Evans and Lillie Mae Childress. He went on to marry the love of his life, Martha Genell Slaten on August 12, 1950.  Damon was so proud of his job at Transwestern Pipeline Aramco in Saudia Arabia.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife; daughters: Terry Bergeson, Pat Patterson and Tashya Camacho; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sons:  John David and Richard Wayne Evans, and sister: Dorris Mae Evans Weddle.

A celebration of Damon’s life will be privately held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

AB Williamson 2018
Adwin Bryson “A.B.” Williamson

Adwin Bryson “A.B.” Williamson 84, of Odessa, died at his residence Monday, July 9, 2018 in Odessa, TX. He was born Wednesday, December 20, 1933 to the late Marian Brison Williamson Jr. and Martha Ola Huggins in Wise County, TX. A.B. would go on to marry the love of his life, Mary Helen Parker Williamson on Saturday, September 28, 1957.

Adwin served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. He worked as a Draftsman at General Dynamics Aircraft for over 15 years before moving to West Texas where he was a draftsman in the oilfield for numerous years. After retirement, he worked at Bronco Chevrolet downtown in the make ready department. Then,  he went on to work at several dealerships (Lithia, Chevrolet, Toyota, and Dodge) driving for dealer trades. He enjoyed playing Bingo and slot machines and going to the lake lot. His favorite pastime was putting together puzzles.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his son: Adwin Eric Williamson and wife Mary Helen; daughters: Sheila Belknap and husband David, and Patricia Bradford; grandchildren: Jenny Tilghman and husband Jimmy, Cheyenne Bradford, Sierra Bradford, Diane Allsup and husband Alva, Morgan Belknap and wife Brook, and Eric Hendley; and eleven great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Family visitation will be Friday, July 13, 2018 from 6-8 pm. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at American Heritage Cemetery 4100 N FM 1788 in Midland County. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Carla Walters 2018
Carla June Walters

Carla June Walters, age 70, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loved ones.  She was born Monday, January 12, 1948 in Odessa to the late Jack Bennie Carner and Juanita (Reeves) Payne.  Carla married Lloyd Dale Walters in Odessa on June 10, 1962 and they enjoyed more than 40 years together before separated by his death January 18, 2003.  She worked as a CNA for Texas Tech Health Systems.

Carla loved to travel, dance, fish and spend time with family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her significant other:  Teddy Canon; sons:  Danny Walters and wife Tammy and Allen Walters; brothers:  Troy Carner and wife Sandy and Jimmy Carner and wife Sandy; three grandchildren:  Amanda Walters, Keith Walters and wife Kaytee, and Randy Walters; four great-grandchildren:  Samuel, JoAnn, Brantley, and Braylee; brothers-in-law:  Don Walters and wife Sandy, Cecil Walters and wife Ellen, and Jackie McCain and wife Gayle; her best friend:  Kandy Anderson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents:  Jack Carner and Juanita Payne; daughter:  LaDonna Walters; and her brothers:  Gary Carner, Lonnie Carner, and Jack Carner.

Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 am, officiated by Pastor Clark Racca.  Interment follows at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Ulous Bo Bothe
Ulous “Bo” Bothe

Ulous “Bo” Bothe, 82, of Odessa, passed from this life Tuesday, July 10, 2018. He was born Saturday, January 18, 1936 in Council Grove, Oklahoma to the late Robert Tobert Bothe and Thelma May Tierce. He met the love of his life Thelma Louise Soggins and they married soon after.

Bo was a “cowboy” who worked and retired from Phillips Petroleum. He was a great carpenter, avid wood worker, very mechanical, jack of all trades and could do pretty much any work of any kind. He was a USMC Veteran who loved to scuba dive. He was even a scuba instructor after opening his own scuba shop. Bo loved music. He had an amazing voice and knew his way around several different musical instruments.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Thelma; son: Ebey Bothe and wife Lynn; daughter: Janet Allison and husband Kevin; brother: Hoyt Bothe and wife Paula; eight grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Terrie Rudd; and sister: Norma Geraline Steddum.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 6-8 PM at Acres West. A memorial service will be held 10:00 AM Friday, July 13, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jeannette M Stewart 2018
Jeannette Matthai Stewart

Jeannette Matthai Stewart, age 73, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Odessa.  She was born in Humble, Harris County, TX on May 26,1945 to the late Harry and Naomi Jean (Slocum) Matthai.  She was a homemaker, beloved mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Her hobbies included gambling, bowling, and playing cards, but her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons:  Marlon Stewart and John Stewart and wife DeDeanette; daughters:  Sherrie Santana and husband Raphael and Sendie McDaniel and husband Jerry; sister-in-law:  Sieglinda Matthai; brother-in-law:  Joe Boy Stewart and his children; 22 grandchildren:  David, Ventris, Jerry, James, Brittney, Amber, Marlon, Brandie, Samantha, Joshua, Christina, DeJay, Jacob, Corina, Brandon, Jonathan, Casey, Breanna, and Crystal; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband:  John Franklin Stewart; son:  James Stewart; brother:  Harry Matthai; and sisters:  Legnia Stewart, Anita Liska, and Beverly Liska.

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

Dominga Jimenez 2018
Dominga Jimenez

Dominga Jimenez, age 93, went to rest with the Lord Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Odessa, TX. She was born Wednesday, February 25, 1925 in Mulato Chihuahua, MX to the late Isabel Valenzuela and Guadalupe Anaya.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her husband: Felipe Jimenez Catano; sons: Raul and Adam Jimenez; daughters: Maria Vasquez and Esther Jimenez; brother: Nickolas Valenzuela; sisters: Agapita Porras, Lucia Porras, Maria Valdez, and Isabel Salcido.

Rosary will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday July 13, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church with interment to follow at Peaceful Gardens section of the Ector County Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Home.

Robert Ramirez 2018
Robert Ramirez

Robert Ramirez, 79, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

He was born in Ozona, Texas on December 23, 1938 to Jose and Angelita Ramirez, the tenth of eleven children.  In 1947, he moved with his family to Odessa, where he attended Austin Elementary, Crockett Junior High and Odessa High School.  On June 1, 1964, he married Carol Hamilton Kelly.  They had two sons, Robert Elias in 1965 and Daniel Paul in 1968.

After working for many years at Ramirez & Sons Boot Shop, he quit the family business and worked briefly in the oilfield before finding his niche in Ector County Independent School District.  There he spent fifteen years as head custodian at Crockett Junior High and five years at the ECISD Technical Education Center at 188 S. Grandview, before retiring in 2005, having been a colossal blessing to countless young people over the years.  He loved and cared for all the students, referring to them as his "children in the Lord", and they all referred to him as "father Abraham".

In retirement, he continued a life dedicated to helping others -- working at his church, ministering to the sick, visiting the elderly in nursing homes, and being an AA sponsor to inmates in prison.

He is survived by his younger son, Daniel Paul of Odessa; two sisters, Ruth Ramirez and Mary Conlon, one brother, Efrain (Rita) Ramirez, all of Odessa.  He is also survived by Carol Ramirez and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his older son, Robert Ramirez; his parents, brothers, Elias, Chay, Zeke, and Joe Ramirez; sisters, Naomi Alvarado, Elizabeth Aranda, and Rachel Ramirez.

The family is exceedingly grateful for the outstanding care, the remarkable level of professionalism, and the sincere love and attention he received from all the staff at Buena Vida Nursing Home and Home Hospice of Odessa.

Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and will be held at Trinity Baptist Church, 1222 S. Jackson on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to Gideons International, in memory of Robert.

"For we walk by faith, not by sight; we are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." 2 Corinthians 5: 7-8

Bethiny K F Payne 2018
Bethiny Kay Francis Payne

Bethiny Kay Francis Payne, 53, left this earth to fly with the Angels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. She passed peacefully in her sleep. Beth had recently been struggling with seizures and low blood sugar.

She was born August 13, 1964 on Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico to Charles Milton Mattox and Joann  Miller. She was the oldest of 3 children. In 1980 Bethiny moved to Odessa to be with her mother. She graduated from Odessa High School 1983 and was a member of FHA. Beth attended Odessa College. She later completed her certified nurse aid training and work with the elderly for many years. In recent years, Beth had been working in the hospitality industry as a hotel auditor. Her children were everything to her.  Her favorite pastime was Facetiming her granddaughter Oie. 

Beth was preceded in death by her father Charles Milton Mattox, maternal grandparents John W. & Beatrice B. Miller and paternal grandparents.

She is survived by her mother Joann Nix of Odessa, brother Charlie Mattox (Mary Kay) of York Town TX, sister Kimberly Mclntosh (Tommy) of Devers TX, son Brandon Slade Mattox (Anna) of New Berlin WI, son Christopher Ryan Nix Odessa, daughter Ashley Nicole Brem (fiancé Jason Schultz) of Pittsville WI, and 4 grandchildren Aniya Bye, Jordan Mattox, Lucy Bea Mattox, Olivia Lee Ann Brem, and Bethiny fiancé Ray Tillman of Odessa.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday July 21, 2018 10:30am at Greenfield Acres Baptist Church 2114 W Yukon, Odessa TX 79764. Jimmy Skiles will be officiating.

Baby Edgar Vazquez Jr 2018
Edgar Manuel Vazquez Jr.

Our little angel, Edgar Manuel Vazquez Jr. was born and whisked away to the arms of Jesus Thursday, July 12, 2018.

He is survived by his parents: Edgar Manuel and Abigail Saenz Vazquez; sister: Jacklyn Juarez; brothers: Nathangel Juarez, Dathangel Juarez, Joeangel Juarez, Miguel Saenz and Juan Ariel Vazquez; uncles: Carlos Javier Sanchez, Carlos Saenz, Robert Madrid and Luis Madrid; aunts: Karen Sanchez, Lupe Saenz, Adriana Saenz, Arely Saenz, Annabel Madrid, Annette Madrid, and Vero Madrid; and grandparent: Maria Teresa Vazquez, Antonio Vazquez, Concepcion Pacheco, Maria Luisa Madrid and Luis Madrid.

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

Josefina Cortez 2018
Josefina Cortez Gonzalez

Josefina Cortez Gonzalez age 77, of Odessa passed from this life Friday, July 13, 2018. She was born Monday, December 30, 1940 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Jesus and Refugio Gonzalez.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her sons: Arnulfo Cortez, Raul Cortez, Jesus Cortez Jr., and Jose Cortez; daughters: Carolina and Brenda Cortez; sisters: Guadalupe Gonzalez and Sara Gonzalez; seventeen grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren with  one on the way.

She is preceded in death by her husband and love of her life: Jesus Cortez; son: Esteban Cortez; and brothers: Castulo Gonzalez, Pascual Gonzalez, and Sixto Gonzalez.

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

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