Anita Carrasco, age 79, of Ft. Stockton, passed away at her home on Thursday, March 14, 2019. She was born in Ojinaga, Mexico on April 14, 1939 to Reyes and Antonia (Lujan) Carrasco. She was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother, who loved spending time with her family. Anita also enjoyed time outside working in her yard and garden.
Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons: Rojelio Flores and wife Rosa of Midland, Roberto Bermudez and wife Nora of Odessa, Ferman Bermudez of Mexico and Rey David Bermudez of Odessa; daughters: Bertha Melendez and husband Robert of Ft. Stockton, Benita Munoz and husband Arnulfo of Mexico, Refujia Hernandez and husband Ismael of Odessa and Greselda Bermudez of Mexico; brothers: Isidro Carrasco of Mexico, Lucio Carrasco of Pecos and Jose Carrasco and wife Lidia of Mexico; sisters: Delfina Carrasco of Mexico, Graciela Manriquez and husband Nikolas of Pecos, Maria Carrasco and husband Alberto of Mexico and Elvia Salgado and husband Mario of Pecos; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-nine great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one sister.
Funeral services will be at a later date in Ojinaga with interment to follow at Cementerio Ejido de Esmeralda in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa and Funeraria de Valle in Ojinaga.
|Henrietta Maria Valenzuela de Gonzales|
Henrietta Maria Valenzuela de Gonzales, age 86, of Odessa, passed from this life on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Ft. Stockton, TX on Sunday, May 15, 1932 to the late Monico and Petra (Hernandez) Valenzuela.
Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons: Richard Gonzales and wife Emma, Roy V. Gonzales and wife Marina, and Donald P. Gonzales and wife Sally, all of Odessa; daughter: Imelda Solis and husband Joe of Springtown, TX; eighteen grandchildren (including her favorite: JoeRich Solis); twenty-eight great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dick B. Gonzales, and grandson, Richlee Gonzales.
Memorial services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:00 am, officiated by Pastor Tom Pickett.
Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Amanda Kay Cooper|
On Saturday March 16, 2019 Amanda Kay Cooper, 37, earned her wings. Amanda was a loving, mother, daughter, family member, friend, and caregiver to many and she will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. Amanda is survived by her three children, Devin Rubio of Midland and Davanie Cooper and Aiva Farris of Brady TX, her father Steven Cooper and step-mother Phyllis Cooper of Midland, mother Sandra Enriquez of Brady, TX, sister Samantha Cooper of Lubbock, brother-in-law Breck Brock and niece Karrlei Cooper of Lubbock, brother Steven Cooper and his wife Charity Cooper and nephew Connor Floyd of Tulsa, OK and brother Michael Cooper of San Antonio, TX and his son Austin Cooper of Midland, grandmother Jessie Cox of Midland. Amanda came from a large close-knit family and is also survived by many aunts uncles and cousins.
Amanda was born on February 10, 1982 in Midland Texas. She attended Beaverhead County High School in Dillon, MT. She later earned her LVN certification from Central Texas College. Amanda was able to successfully incorporate her love of nursing and her love for the elderly in a lifelong career in geriatric nursing.
Amanda was larger than life and a born entertainer. She had a quick wit and a sharp sense of humor. She could take the bleakest of situations and turn it into something you could look back on with laughter and a smile. She loved music of all kinds. She knew every lyric to every song on the radio. No matter where she was, she had no shame about singing her version of whatever song suited the moment. She overcame a tremendous amount of adversity in her life with laughter and song.
Her family invites you to join them Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm for a Celebration of Life at Beal Park in Midland, TX. There will be a balloon release at the park. We are asking those that would like to participate to bring pink, red or royal blue balloons. Following the balloon release friends and family are invited to gather at 2000 Brunson Street, Midland, TX.
|John "Bubba" McDonald|
John "Bubba" McDonald, age 62, of Odessa passed away at his home on Saturday, March 16, 2019. He was born in Burnet, TX on Friday, July 13, 1956 to the late John Bennett and Billie (Rose) McDonald. Bubba was a welder.
He was a member of "The Last Few Motorcycle Club" and he loved his "Brothers." Bubba could work on anything and loved to tinker. He especially enjoyed working on motorcycles and rebuilding them, as well as riding. He was also an outdoorsman and avid animal lover. An artist, Bubba could paint or draw anything.
He is survived by his sisters: Betty Brown of Odessa, Doris McDonald of Kenai, Alaska and Ethel McDonald of Huntsville, TX.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Rev. Euclid Eugene Brown, Sr.|
Rev. Euclid Eugene Brown, Sr. was born January 4, 1933 in Carthage, TX to parents Buford Brown and Robbie Lee Sutton. He attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of God & W.M. Tatum and remained a faithful member until his homegoing on March 19, 2019.
He was a Porter at Medical Center Hospital in the ‘60’s. He graduated from Barber College. Upon moving to California, he was an orderly at Cedar Sinai in Los Angeles. He went into the ministry 45 years ago until his death.
He was a loving father to two sons and two daughters.
Euclid is preceded in death by his parents; son: Eugene “Euclid” Brown, Jr.; brothers: Leroy Brown, Buford Brown, Noon Hudson, Jr. and Rev. Charles Martin; and sister: Debora Kay Martin.
He is survived by his son: Minister Anthony Darrell Brown, Sr.; daughters: Dorothy Brown of California and Ruth Steel of Wichita Falls; brothers: Oscar Foreman of Castro Valley and Leroy Jessie Brown of Odessa; grandchildren: Aneshia “Pearl” Brown, Anthony Darrell Brown, Jr., and Layuna Brown; great-grandchildren: Izaiah “Eugene” Brown, Khalil Rankin, Elijah Brown, Adonis Brown, Aveyn Brown, Demarcuz Brown, Cordee Brown, and Trinitee Brown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, March 29, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Daniel Leonard Jenkins|
Daniel Leonard Jenkins, age 46, of Brady, passed away in Odessa, TX on March 20, 2019. He was born in Junction, TX on October 5, 1972 to the late Roland and Carol (May) Jenkins. He was a truck driver. Although sometimes very animated, Daniel tended to be a quiet and reserved man. He enjoyed reading and drinking coffee.
Daniel is survived by his daughter: Holly Kemp; brothers: Michael Jenkins and Oscar Jenkins (his twin); and three grandchildren: Lyric, Wyatt, and Conner.
A celebration of Daniel's life will be at a later date with private interment at Junction City Cemetery in Junction, TX.
Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
LeeRoy Espinoza, age 52 of Odessa, TX passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Medical Center Hospital with his family by his side. LeeRoy was born October 14, 1966 in Alpine, TX to Manuela “Nellie” Chavez.
LeeRoy worked for Composite Lining Systems for the past 10 years and was known by his co-workers as a respected and hard worker. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and son. He was the #1 fan of the New England Patriots.
LeeRoy is survived by his wife and best friend of 33 years: Criselda Espinoza; sons: Edward Espinoza and wife Jessica, and Jeremy Espinoza; daughter: Aly Hernandez and husband Hector; grandchildren: Serenity, Sadiee, Jeremiah and Abby; sisters: Barbara Chavez and Yvette and husband Koffie Assih; and nieces and nephews: Orlando, Lucy and Jerry.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, March 25, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with the interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Anthony Villanueva, Jr.|
Anthony Villanueva, Jr., age 25, passed from this life Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in Odessa, TX. He was born Saturday, May 1, 1993 in Yap, Micronesia to Anthony D. Villanueva and Lupe Tiningmow.
He was a 2011 of Permian High School and was employed with W74 Oil Tools. He enjoyed playing football and watching his favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles. He loved spending his free time playing with his nieces, nephews, family and friends and most of all his son, Keanu. Anthony was happy, humble and was always singing.
Those left to cherish his love and memories are his father: Anthony Villanueva; son: Keanu Villanueva; grandmother: Dagfel Villanueva; brothers: Eric Villanueva, Ernesto Salas, Jr., and Leland Salas; sisters: Louann Villanueva and Delilah Salas; aunts: Rosa Salas, Melinda Villanueva and Mama Smurf (Naboliy); uncles: Joe Meeyog, Peter Sugoy, Peter Guffey and Ernesto Salas; nieces and nephews: Iliana Melendez, Ariella Melendez, Arrylue Villanueva, Eric Villanueva, Jr.; Macy his dog; and many friends and extended family.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Lupe Tiningmow.
Viewing will begin 11:00 am Friday, March 29, 2019 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Funeral services will also be held at Acres West at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 30, 2019, officiated by Fr. Joe Uecker.
|James C. "Jimmy" Wilkinson|
On March 21, 2019, James C. Wilkinson left this earth to take his final journey home to be with our Lord. Jimmy was born April 2, 1941 in Sundown, TX.
He never missed an OHS or Sundown game, no matter the distance. He was loved by many others who he watched over and was always willing to help. Jimmy had two honorary daughters: Carrie Hinton Shaver and Latricia Diane Brackeen. He was in the Army.
Preceding him in death are his wife: Lona Slate Wilkinson; his father: Dee Otis Wilkinson; mother: Juanita Sitz; brother: Wayne Delano Wilkinson; brother-in-law: Gordon Know; and great-grandchildren: William and Wynter.
Jimmy is survived by his children: Robert Bertram and wife Etta, Brenda “Wendy” Ford and husband Richard; and Tisha Wilkinson Brumley; sisters: Doris Knox, Dolores Minter and husband Dicky, and Sylbia Spangler and husband Bob; grandchildren: Chevy Ford, Shelly Ford, Sheldon Ford and wife Beth, Crystal Ford and husband Dustin, Harry Seaburg, Rita Seaburg, James Bertram and Justice James-Alan Wilkinson Brumley; great-grandchildren: Mercedes, Maddison, Willow, Shiloh, Draven, Aiden, Gerran and Gilly; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Jimmy will be Friday, March 29, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Tackett, Justice James-Alan Wilkinson Brumley, Robert Slate, Brandon Slate, Shelly Ford, and Johnny Ray Aguirre. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
|Felipe Cataño Jimenez|
Felipe Cataño Jimenez, age 92, went to rest with the Lord Friday, March 22, 2019 in Odessa, TX. He was born on Friday, March 26, 1926 in El Mulato Chihuahua, MX to the late Felix and Juana (Cataño) Jimenez.
Those left to cherish her love and memories are his sons: Raul Jimenez of Odessa and Adan Jimenez of Ojinaga, Mexico; daughters: Maria Vasquez of Odessa and Esther Jimenez of Monahans; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and wife: Dominga Jimenez.
Rosary will be held 7:00 pm Monday, March 25, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be March 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm 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 Chapel.
|Nora A. Luna|
Nora A. Luna, age 73, passed from this life Friday, March 22, 2019 in Odessa, TX. She was born Wednesday, August 8, 1945 to Jose and Dolores (Bustamate) Alvarez in Pecos, TX.
Those left to cherish her love and memories are her husband of 52 years: Samuel D. Luna; sons: Sammy Luna, Jr. and wife Yvette, and Mark Anthony Luna and wife Monica; daughters: Irene Ramos and husband Jesus, Olivia Juarez and husband Jamie, and Amanda Munoz and husband Junior Lopez; brothers: Oscar, Raul, Arturo and Abel Alvarez; sisters: Socorro Gonzales, Dolores Rodriguez, Estella Alvarez, Irma Alvarado, Imelda Sandate, Mary Munoz and Sara Alvarez; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and
brothers: Albert and Joe Alvarez.
The family would like to thank Dr. Anand Reddy and his staff at Medical Center Hospital.
Even though I walk through the valley of darkness, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4