Obituaries 2018

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Alexander Moreno 2018
Alexander Moreno

Alexander Moreno, 70, Of Odessa, passed from this life Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Odessa, TX. He was born Sunday, October 12, 1947 in Charlotte, TX to the late Magdaleno and Irene (Gutierrez) Moreno. He met the love of his life Mary Pineda and they married Saturday, May 8, 1999 in Odessa, TX.

Alexander was a wonderful husband, father and step father. He was a hard worker who never spoke ill of anyone or anything. He would do anything he could to help others and he would teach his children a very strong work ethic. He loved the outdoors. Fishing, camping, gardening, barbequing, playing golf, and deep sea fishing. But most of all, he loved his Dallas Cowboys.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Mary (Pineda) Moreno; sons: Alexander Moreno Jr. and wife Jennifer of Austin, Oscar Subia, Chris Subia, and Anthony Subia all of Odessa and John Andrade Jr.; daughters: Teri Moreno, Jackie Subia and husband Art both of Odessa; brothers: Adolfo Moreno and wife Rosa of Midland, Larry Moreno of Big Spring; sisters: Janie Malena of Amarillo, Ninfa Garcia of Big Spring, Mary Levario of Amarillo, Alice Robles  and husband Felix of Odessa; sister in law: Lolly Moreno of Big Spring and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; son: Joseph Moreno; brother: David Moreno; and brother in law: Valentine Levario.

Rosary will be held 7:00 PM, Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Monday, July 30, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Odessa Gardens II section of Ector County Cemetery. Brother Mike Bartlett will officiate.   Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Daniel Gerald Barker

Daniel Gerald Barker, 59, of Odessa passed from this life Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Odessa, TX. He was born Thursday, March 5, 1959 in Deckerville, MI to the late Gerald and Kay (Crayze) Barker. He was a US Navy Veteran and worked as an RV tech.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Cindy (Dawson) Barker; sons: Shea Fox and James Fox; brothers: Rick Barker and Bill Barker; sister: Cindy Barker.

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

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Collie “Gene” McWhorter 

Collie “Gene” McWhorter, 79, of Odessa went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2018, at home surrounded by his family, who loved him dearly.  A memorial service will be held at Vine Baptist Church on July 30, 2018, Monday at 10am.  The service will be officiated by Gene’s nephew, Terry Strawn, as he requested.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Gene fought a long battle with cancer and never complained one day throughout his illness.  Even on his worst days, he always wanted to know how you were doing, which was indicative of what a selfless, caring man he was.

Gene was born on June 5, 1939 in Lytton Springs, Texas to Oscar and Elizabeth McWhorter.  He was proud to serve in the Navy as a gunner’s mate.  Gene worked overseas in Saudi Arabia in his early years and spent most of his career in the oilfield fishing tools business.  He worked as a consultant before retiring. 

Gene was an avid fisherman and a life time member of the Bass Club.  His other favorite past times were hunting, reading, watching his old westerns, and football, especially the Dallas Cowboys, and most of all, being “Papa”.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, the love of his life, Pat McWhorter, step-daughter Susan Slaton and husband Byron, step-daughter Andrea Martin and husband Tommy, grandchildren Ryan Slaton, Jordan Slaton, Taylor Martin, Mallori Hutson, daughter Renee Thompson and husband James, grandchildren Michael Thompson, Shelby Thompson, Ollie Thompson, Roy Thompson, brother Roy McWhorter and wife Pat, brother Ervin McWhorter, and sister Edith Strawn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother, Ollie James McWhorter, daughter Connie Steen, son James McWhorter, sister Marie Henderson and sister Ruth McFarland.

The family wishes to thank Rosie, Carol, Donnie and all the staff at Home Hospice for their compassionate care in Gene’s final care. 

Patsy J Austin Crump 2018
Patsy Joyce Austin-Crump

Patsy Joyce Austin-Crump, age 74, of Odessa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at her granddaughter's home in Tyler, TX.  Patsy was born in Memphis, TX on August 19, 1943 to the late Clifford L. and Eva Estelle (Bittle) Austin.  She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be sorely missed.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her daughters:  Pamela Denise "B.B." Moon and husband George Johnson of Austin, TX, Paula Dianne McHam-Cross and husband Toby P. Cross of Frankston, TX, Shanna Jawan Crump-Bailey and husband Brian L. Bailey of Odessa, TX; her sister:  Paralee Estelle Austin-Crump of Odessa, TX; grandchildren: A. “Asia” McGee of Tyler, TX, Ricky Joe "R.J." McGee and his wife Amanda of Odessa, TX, Katie Rose Hughes and her husband Dustin L. Hughes of Odessa, TX, Stephanie Jawan and Teresa Renee McHam-McKee of Odessa, TX and 13 great-grandchildren and many other children who loved her and called her "GG".

Visitation will begin Sunday afternoon at 1 pm.  The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel from 6 to 8 pm on Monday evening.  Graveside services will be at 10 am on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Los Angeles Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Brother Clydel Chapman.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Ruben G Herrera Sr.
Ruben G. Herrera Sr.

In the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, is to be found our beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather. Ruben G. Herrera, age 58, of Odessa TX, who passed away July 25, 2018. Ruben was born May 1, 1960 in San Benito, TX to the late Antonio and Olivia G. Herrera. Mr. Herrera united in marriage to Carlota Flotte May 17, 1977 in Odessa, TX and to this marriage were born four children. Mr. Herrera was a Christian at heart and a truck driver. He was everyone’s protector and never met a stranger. He was a gentle soul that enjoyed time with family and friends. He was a hard working truck driver, who also enjoyed spending time with his ten grandkids, church congregation family, and nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his wife Carlota F. Herrera of Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua; son: Ruben Herrera, Jr.; daughters: Melissa Anchondo and husband Edgar, Melinda Herrera, and Monica Huitron and husband Juan; brother: Rodolfo Herrera; sisters: Toni Herrera and Raquel Herrera, all from Odessa, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and lots and lots of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother: Raul Herrera.

Viewing will begin at 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Iglesia de Poder y Restauracion, 11300 W. University, Odessa, TX 79764. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Iglesia de Poder y Restauracion, followed by interment at the Odessa II section of the Ector County Cemetery.

We the Flotte Herrera family would like to take this time to express utmost sincere gratitude to each and every one of you for all your prayers, flowers, food offerings, and especially you presence with us during this most difficult time. Thank you once again and may God bless you all abundantly.

Arrangements are entrusted at Acres West Funeral Chapel.

En los brazos amorosos de nuestro Señor y Salvador Jesucristo, se encuentra nuestro amado esposo, padre, hermano y abuelo. Rubén G. Herrera, de 58 años, de Odessa, TX, falleció el 25 de julio de 2018. Rubén nació el 1 de mayo de 1960 en San Benito, TX, y falleció Antonio y Olivia G. Herrera. El Sr. Herrera se unió en matrimonio a Carlota Flotte el 17 de mayo de 1977 en Odessa, TX y en este matrimonio nacieron cuatro hijos. El Sr. Herrera era un cristiano de corazón y un camionero. Él era el protector de todos y nunca conoció a un extraño. Era un alma gentil que disfrutaba del tiempo con su familia y amigos. Era un camionero muy trabajador, que también disfrutaba pasar tiempo con sus diez nietos, la familia de la congregación de la iglesia y sobrinas y sobrinos.

Le sobreviven su esposa Carlota F. Herrera de Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua; hijo: Ruben Herrera, Jr .; hijas: Melissa Anchondo y esposo Edgar, Melinda Herrera y Monica Huitron y su esposo Juan; hermano: Rodolfo Herrera; hermanas: Toni Herrera y Raquel Herrera, todas de Odessa, TX; y una gran cantidad de sobrinas, sobrinos, tías, tíos, primos y muchos amigos.

Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres; y hermano: Raul Herrera.

El visionado comenzará a las 4:00 p.m. el domingo 29 de julio de 2018 en la Iglesia de Poder y Restauración, 11300 W. University, Odessa, TX 79764. El miércoles 1 de agosto de 2018 se realizará un funeral. en la Iglesia de Poder y Restauración, seguido del entierro en la sección Odessa II del Cementerio del Condado de Ector.

A la familia Flotte Herrera nos gustaría aprovechar este momento para expresar nuestra más sincera gratitud a todos y cada uno de ustedes por todas sus oraciones, flores, ofrendas y especialmente por su presencia con nosotros en este momento tan difícil. Gracias una vez más y que Dios los bendiga a todos abundantemente.

Los arreglos se confían a Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Eunice Torres
Eunice Torres

Eunice Torres, age 60, of Odessa, passed from this life Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Odessa, TX. She was born Thursday, April 24, 1958 to the late Eliseo and Emma (Perez) Torres in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Eunice loved going to church, and she helped out in the kitchen any time there were events taking place. She was a Pastor’s wife for many years. She was a hard worker who loved to sing and cook for everyone. There was nothing better for her than to be spending time with her grandchildren.

Those left to cherish Eunice’s memories are her sons: Angel T. Alvarado and wife Michelle, Andres T. Alvarado and Alan Alberto Alvarado; daughters: Lizbeth Torres Alvarado and Zulema Esther Alvarado; brothers: Ruben Torres, Efrain Torres, Ezequiel Torres, Joel Torres and Jose Torres; sisters Esther Estrada and Martha Morales; and fourteen grandchildren who she loved dearly.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Life will be 7:00pm Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Lighthouse of Hope Church at 5533 W. Mapp St. in Odessa. Funeral Services will be held 9:30am Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Lighthouse of Hope Church followed with interment at Odessa II section of the Ector County Cemetery.

 Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Kenneth Eugene Chelf
Kenneth Eugene Chelf

Kenneth Eugene Chelf, age 59, of Odessa passed from this life Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born Friday, May 1, 1959 to Beatrice Fangman and the late William P. Chelf in McKinney, TX.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his mother; daughters: Eve Bozeman and Tanya Chelf; brothers: William Chelf, Terry Meinen, Darrel Chelf and Gerald Chelf; sisters: Becky Blackburn, Diana Jones, and Cindy Chelf; and several grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Arrangements are entrusted at Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Micheal Parker 2018 
Michael Dwight Parker

Michael Dwight Parker, age 69, of Odessa, passed away peacefully in his home Saturday, July 28, 2018. He was born Monday, January 17, 1949 to Betty Jean (Carter) Parker and the late, Jack Dwight Parker in Gorman, TX. He met the love of his life, Patricia Martin and they wed soon after.

Michael loved his Harley. He never met a stranger and everyone he met loved him instantly. He always had a smile on his face. He loved his parents, wife, children and grandchildren. They meant everything to him and he loved them big!

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Patricia (Martin) Parker; son: Michael Chad Parker and wife Jill; daughter: Amanda Orr and husband Cruz Saucedo; mother; and grandchildren: Jack, Jordy, and Jolie Parker, Liliana, Jordyn, and Violet Saucedo.

A Memorial Service will be held 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Money Belcher 2018
Money Joe Belcher
Money Joe Belcher, 33 of Odessa, TX was taken from us on July 29, 2018. Money was born July 10, 1985 to Gail Belcher-Roberson and Joe Paul Belcher. He attended Permian High School and later Graduated from Job Corps where he studied and received his GED Certificate and Auto Body Repair Certificate.

Money had a passion for old school cars especially Cadillacs. He enjoyed music as well as making music and was known for many of his lyrics. Money always had a car project he was working on. He was a Jack of all trades and was definitely a ladies’ man.

Money was very loved and when you saw Money coming you knew you were in for a good laugh. His smile, laugh, personality and presence will truly be missed.

Money was preceded in death by his Fathers, Joe Paul Belcher and Curtis W. Roberson Sr. Brother, Curvert P. Roberson and a very special Cousin, Christopher Burns.

Money leaves to cherish his memory; his Common-Law Wife Dalecia Armendariz and four children: Dominic Armendariz, Damien Armendariz, De’Vante Armendariz, Destiny Armendariz; A very Special Friend Nicole VanConett and two Children: Isiah Tabooda and Kristynah Monea Belcher; Another very special child: Keely Neevah Marie Curtis and Two God-Children: Jackson DeSha and Julieanna Desha; Mother, Gail B. Roberson; Sister: Brittany Baker; and Brother: Curtis W. Roberson Jr. (Elvia); 4 Nieces: Tanazija Heaven, Jurnee Gabriyail, Ladraiona Gabouray, and Zaireaa Aubriyail; 6 Nephews: Adren Jr., Curtis III, Cortez, Adrian, Legend, and Dash; His Grandparents: Walter and Ida Roberson. Nine Step-Brothers: Justin, Jeremy, Joshua, Quantray, Xavier, Waylon, Tyquan, JaQuay, Braylon, and Kendell; Five Step-Sisters: Shanyra, Myesha, Aubriana, Chantazzia, and Courtney; Three Uncles: James Belcher, Jeffery Roberson and Marquette Roberson (Jessica); Two Aunts: Marilynn Simmons (Bennie) and Tricia Bell; Special Friends: Sh'Caris Searcy and Natalie Hilburn; and a host of Special Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Cremation is entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd., Odessa, TX 79764.
Francisco T Valenzuela 2018
Francisco Valenzuela

Francisco Valenzuela, age 92, of Odessa, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was one of eleven children born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on Friday, May 28, 1926 to the late Crescencio and Maria de Jesus (Tavarez) Valenzuela. He was a farmer.

Francisco was a hard working man who loved to garden and to share the vegetables that he grew.  He was generous in every way.  He enjoyed singing and dancing and a little tequila.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his daughter: Maria Amelia Ramirez  and husband Oswaldo "Chuco"; brother:  Juan Valenzuela; five grandchildren:  Yesenia Garcia and husband Luis, Silvestre "Nico" Ramirez and wife Maria Jesus Quiroz, Melchor Ramirez and wife Melissa Ortiz, Gilberto Ramirez, and Eduardo Ramirez; thirteen great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren with another on the way.

His parents and nine siblings:  Calixto Valenzuela, Guadalupe Valenzuela, Felipe Valenzuela, Pedro Valenzuela, Manuel Valenzuela, Anita Nunez, Viviana Carrasco, Cruz Gomez, and Paula Venegas, precede him in death.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:00 am on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Interment follows at Odessa II Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Baby Xavier Benavidez

Our precious little one, Xavier Benavidez, was born and whisked away straight to the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. 

Left behind to dream of holding him someday in Heaven are his mother: Destinee Rene Villa; grandmother: Debbie Benavidez; grandfather: Michael Villa; Aunt and uncle Vanadee and Chano Diaz; cousins: Analii, Ellie and Ismael Diaz; Aunt Gabby Villa; Great grandparents: Ruben and Susie Benavidez; Great-uncle: Ruben Benavidez and family; Great-aunts: Cristy Ann Benavidez and family, Korina Benavidez and family; and many cousins that love him.

Funeral service will be held 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 5, 2018. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Ramon Galindo Alvarez 2018
Ramón Galindo Alvarez

Ramón Galindo Alvarez, de 75 años, de Odessa, falleció en Deerings Nursing and Rehabilitation el viernes 3 de agosto de 2018. Nació el miércoles 3 de febrero de 1943 en El Paradero, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, México, al difunto Pedro Galindo Venegas. y Manuela Alvarez (DeAnda) Galindo. Era agricultor y trabajó durante muchos años en Marfa Village Farms.

Ramón fue un gran padre, hermano, abuelo y ser humano. Tenía un corazón amoroso y era uno de los hombres más trabajadores y humildes que jamás conocerías. Siempre apreciaremos el recuerdo de su sonrisa, riendo y haciendo bromas.

Los que quedan para apreciar su amor y memoria son sus hijos: Ramón Galindo Jr. y Alex Galindo, ambos de México; tres hijas: Sandra Galindo, Jessica Galindo y Mayra Galindo, todas de México; hermanos: Socorro Galindo, Pedro Galindo y Humberto Galindo, todos de Odessa; hermanas: María Hernández de Odessa, Lupe Díaz de Portales, NM, Sulema González de Clovis, NM, Eva Zaragoza Galindo de Odessa, Dulces Galindo de Portales, NM, y Manuela Galindo y María Rosario Domínguez, ambas de Odessa; y numerosos nietos

Sus padres y hermanos: Armando, Jesús Manuel, Ricardo y Teófilo, lo preceden en la muerte.

Los servicios fúnebres se realizarán más tarde en San Juan, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, México, con el entierro a seguir en el Cementerio de San Juan.

Los arreglos se confían a funeraria de Acres West.

Ramon Galindo Alvarez, age 75, of Odessa, passed away at Deerings Nursing and Rehabilitation on Friday, August 3, 2018.  He was born on Wednesday, February 3, 1943 in El Paradero, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Pedro Galindo Venegas and Manuela Alvarez (DeAnda) Galindo.  He was a farmer and worked for many years at Marfa Village Farms.

Ramon was a great father, brother, grandfather, and human being.  He had a loving heart  and was one of the most hard working and humble men you would ever meet.  We will always hold dear the memory of his smile, laughing and making jokes.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his sons:  Ramon Galindo Jr. and Alex Galindo, both of Mexico; three daughters:  Sandra Galindo, Jessica Galindo and Mayra Galindo, all of Mexico; brothers:  Socorro Galindo, Pedro Galindo, and Humberto Galindo, all of Odessa; sisters:  Maria Hernandez of Odessa, Lupe Diaz of Portales, NM, Sulema Gonzalez of Clovis, NM, Eva Zaragoza Galindo of Odessa, Dulces Galindo of Portales, NM, and Manuela Galindo and Maria Rosario Dominguez, both of Odessa; and numerous grandchildren.

His parents and brothers:  Armando, Jesus Manuel, Ricardo, and Teofilo, precede him in death.

Funeral services will be at a later date in San Juan, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico with burial to follow at Cementerio de San Juan.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.