Obituaries 2019

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Loretta Jean (Keller) Dobbs Loretta Jean (Keller) Dobbs
Loretta Jean (Keller) Dobbs

Loretta Jean (Keller) Dobbs, age 84, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Madison Medical Resort in Odessa, TX. She was born on August 1, 1934 in Detroit, MI to Louis Keller and Emma (Enders) Keller Johansson.

Loretta was a beautiful woman with a strong faith in her Lord and Savior. She spent many years in ministry in Northern Michigan, traveling with her husband Kirby, singing Christian music. She was very proud of her volunteer work as the church librarian at the Second Baptist Church in Odessa and had a heart for sharing the word of God. Loretta was a school bus driver and was also a Driver’s Ed teacher during that time. After moving back to Odessa, she devoted her spare time to singing gospel music for her fellow residents at Buena Vida Nursing Home. Loretta’s passion was singing gospel music but she also enjoyed sewing and knitting. She had a green thumb and loved Irises, Roses and Gladiolas. She will be missed dearly by many and her beautiful voice will carry on in the hearts of those she shared it with.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son: Dennis Stout (Robin) of Austin, TX; two daughters: Paula Snider (Gary) and Nancy Minor (John), both of Odessa; brother: Louis Keller (Lynda) of Cottage Grove, Oregon; sister: Barbara Leonard of Grand Rapids, MI; four grandchildren: Jessica Dement, Melanie Lay, Sean Stout and Sarah Stout; great-grandchildren: Abrianna Dement, Kynlei Lay, Lorelie Dement and Bryndle Lay; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two former husbands: Kirby Blackwell and Robert Stout (father of her children); her parents and one sister: Emma Welling.

Loretta’s inurnment will take place on July 20th where she will be laid to rest with her former husband Kirby Blackwell at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, TX.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Loretta’s memory can be made the United States Department of Veteran Affairs or charity of choice.  

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Dennis Walker Dudley, Jr.

Dennis Walker Dudley, Jr., age 62, of Odessa, TX.  Dennis passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Thursday, June 13, 2019. He was born in Odessa, TX on Saturday, June 8, 1957 to Dennis Walker and Phyllis Schweighardt Dudley.

In 1980 Dennis W Dudley Jr. was a beloved employee of American Airlines where he started in Midland/Odessa for 5 years before moving to Atlanta, Georgia for 17 years. He was well known for his excellent customer service and clever one liners that could put a smile on anyone’s face. He was recognized for his professionalism by the F.A.A and O.S.H.A. and was cleared by the F.B.I to coordinate with all the departments and always met his professional expectations. In 2007 he decided to move to New Mexico, where he worked at a hotel while enjoying his stay in scenic Ruidoso. He enjoyed international travels, and was always joyful and a pleasure to be around wherever he went. He later retired in Odessa, TX where he kept his mother and sister company for the rest of his days.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his mother: Phyllis Joan Dudley; sister: Deborah Ann Dudley of Odessa, TX; niece: Beverley “Lanell” Simmons of Las Cruces, NM; great niece: Erica Ann Simmons and Fred Levario and their children: Ethan and Sadie Levario of Odessa, TX and Kristin Joan Simmons and Archie Chavarria and their son: Jackson Walker Chavarria of Houston, TX and finally his beloved dog, Nikki.

He is preceded in death by his father: Dennis Walker Dudley; sister: Beverley Joan Simmons; and grandparents: Ann Lofton, and Bernice and Tom Richardson.

Memorial services will be privately held. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Charmaygn Connie Ervin
Charmaygn "Connie" Ervin

Charmaygn (Connie) Ervin age 90, passed away Friday, June 14 in Odessa. Connie was born in Chickasha, OK to Pauline Griffin and grew up in an orphanage until the age of 16. She came to Odessa at the age of 18, where she met the love of her life Jerry Ervin. Jerry and Connie married in December 1948 and had three children Tommy Ervin, Gordon Ervin, and Norlene McBride.

Connie made draperies in her younger years, but always made the choice to be a "stay at home mom". For that her children are grateful. We don't think she knew at first just the ride we would take her on, but she weathered all of our triumphs, defeats, and everything in between. Whether it be all our school activities, sports, motorcycle racing, horses, hunting rattlesnakes, etc. mom was always there. In 1977, she joined Jerry at Ervin Plumbing and quickly learned plumbing parts and gained a reputation as the "go to lady for plumbing parts" in Odessa. Jerry and Connie retired to their place on the Rio Grande river in 1983. They later returned to Odessa to take care of family members. After Jerry's passing in 2008, Connie so enjoyed the Northside Senior Citizen Center, all her friends, and her many birthday parties there where she thought it was awesome to have 100+ people sing her "Happy Birthday." She later enjoyed playing cards with Alberta, Judy, Caroline, and Gloria until health issues would not allow.

We want to especially thank Dr. Kubacek and staff, Dr. Amaran and staff,  Crossland Care, Amy, Pat, and The Courtyard Odessa for all the care given to our mom.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Connie's memory by making a donation to the North Side Senior Citizens' Center, The Alzheimer's Association, or a charity of your choice.  A memorial service will be held at Crossroads Odessa at 2 pm on Sunday, June 23rd, David Newton officiating.  Burial will be in Tulia, Texas.

Jesusita Landin 2019 
Jesusita Landin 

Jesusita Landin, age 90, passed from this life on Sunday, June 15, 2019 at her residence in Odessa, TX. She was surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on January 8, 1929 in Kingsbury, Texas to Vilsen Landin and Rosa (Gonzalez) Landin.

Jesusita was a strong woman of faith who loved her Heavenly Father above all. She followed Christ's example and loved and cared for everyone. She was the most kind, gentle soul and would do anything for anyone. She will be missed dearly by many.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her two sons: Ruben Reyes and Joe Reyes (Linda), both of Odessa; two daughters: Jessica Hipolito (Pete) of Odessa and Lidia Ortiz (Jesse) of O'Donnell, TX; one sister: Rosa Landin of Lamesa, TX; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held from 4 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with a Prayer service being said at 7 pm. Jesusita's wishes were to be cremated and the family will then hold a Memorial Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Odessa at 11:00 am, on Saturday June 22, 2019. Her cremains will be interred at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Aurora Mendoza Martinez 2019 (1) Aurora Mendoza Martinez
Aurora Mendoza Martinez

Aurora Mendoza Martinez, age 77, of Midland passed from this life at Midland Memorial Hospital Sunday, June 16, 2019. She was born Friday, July 18, 1941 to Jose Mendoza Salazar and Dionicia Martinez in Delicias, MX.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons: Alejandro and Rosario Amaya Mendoza; daughter: Maria Nieto and husband Hector Javier; sister: Paula Mendoza Martinez; and grandchildren: Hector, Miguel, Mauricio and Miranda.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband: Miguel Amaya Torres; and brothers: Manuel and Rafael Mendoza Martinez.

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

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John Martin “Big John” Patterson

John Martin “Big John” Patterson, age 67, of Odessa passed away at his residence Monday, June 17, 2019. He was born Tuesday, April 15, 1952 to JT and Louise Patterson in Odessa, TX.

Big John was a Cub Scout Leader for the Webelos and an Assistant Scout Master for many years. He was a collector of everything and was a big gadget guy. Very creative, he could create and design anything. Big John had a huge heart. He loved helping people and would help anyone, even if it meant giving the shirt off of his own back to someone in need. He was the owner of “Patterson Signs” for over 20 years and even owned his own truck and did cross country driving.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his son: James Patterson and wife Tiffany of Odessa; daughter: Crystal Peyton of South Dakota; brother: David Patterson and wife Angela of Odessa; grandchildren: Bailey Patterson, Miracle Peyton, Ryan Patterson and Braydon Patterson; niece: Cynthia Patterson; nephew: Daniel Patterson and wife Debbie; and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Visitation with the family will take place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. A Celebration of John’s life will be 10:00 am Thursday, June 20, 2019 with the interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

 Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s Memory can be made to the Messengers Club House for literature at 4933 W. 42nd St. in Odessa, or to the charity of your choice.

Debbie Cunningham 2019
Debbie Cunningham

Debbie Cunningham, age 56, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at home surrounded by her best friends and her babies by her side, her two dachshunds: Haufin and Dregan. She was born in Ada, Oklahoma on April 1, 1963.

Debbie loved her dogs. She enjoyed going to the lake and riding jet skis, fishing, and would enjoy windsurfing. Deborah was a 1981 graduate of Permian High School. She retired from the U.S. Post Office after 13 years. She took a culinary class at Odessa College and loved grilling and cooking out. Debbie was a big OU fan and loved watching sports. She always dreamed of going to a Texas vs OU game.

She is survived by her mother: Betty Mitschke and fiancé Benny Masters; brother: Ross Cunningham and wife Lisa; nephews: Hunter and Parker Cunningham; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Expert Pumping Unit Service, 3201 W. CR 1260 in Midland on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Please send donations in honor of Debbie to the ASPCA.

Sherrie Shantell (Biles) Miller
Sherrie Shantell (Biles) Miller

Sherrie Shantell (Biles) Miller, age 43, passed from this life Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in San Marcos, TX. She was born Sunday, September 12, 1976 in Odessa, TX to the late James “Jimmy” Keys Biles, Jr. and Regena Ann Wills.

Sherrie was a beautiful, hard working mom who would do anything for her two boys. She was a good cook who loved to cook and feed everyone. She worked as a server and manager at I-Hop and several other restaurants then went to work at “Boot Track Café” in Mentone, TX with her mother. Sherrie spent years with the love of her life, Scott Hagood and she always said he gave her a reason to smile.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her Knight In Shining armor: Scott Hagood; sons: Todd Henson and significant other Elizabeth, of Odessa, and Robert Hichliffe of Palacios; brothers: William Biles and wife Stephanie of Arizona and their son, Sean Biles and John Biles and wife Ashley of Chicago; sisters: Barby Shahan of Odessa, and LeAnn Patterson and husband Russell of Andrews; one step-grandbaby: Madison Cottle and two nieces: Tasha Delcore and Nikki Martinez.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Jimmy Biles and Regina Derrick; paternal grandparents: Barbara and F.L. Gilstrap and her maternal grandparents: Guyvane Wills and Leila Creager.

Graveside services will be 1 pm, Monday, June 24, 2019 at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Charles Earl Beason

Charles Earl Beason, age 81, of Odessa, passed from this life Thursday, June 20, 2019 at his residence. He was born Monday, September 13, 1937 in Odessa, TX to the late American Charles and Ethel (McGahay) Beason.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his son: Jimmy “Jim” Charles Beason and wife Denise and daughter: Nancy Cook and husband Paul.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife: Nelda Jean Beason Locke.

There will be a Memorial visitation Sunday, June 23, 2019 form 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Peggy Jean Hockman

Peggy Jean Hockman, age 77, of Odessa, passed away at Buena Vida Nursing and Rehabilitation on Sunday, June 23, 2019.  Peggy was born Sunday July 6, 1941 in Poplar Bluff, MO to the late Loyd Gene and Mary Catherine Rainey.  She married Terry Hockman in Las Vegas, NV on June 28, 1961 and they enjoyed over 57 years together before being separated by his passing January 30, 2017.

Peggy was a daddy’s girl and she always jokingly let her siblings know. She always thought of everyone and put them first, not to be boastful but just did it out of the goodness of her heart. She was artistic and loved to dance. When her parents could not afford Alice’s dance classes, she made sure she paid for it. Peggy was a fabulous artist and she was always very interested in art of all kinds.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons: Eric Allen Hockman and wife Rachel of Odessa and Elmo Hockman of Midland; brother: Michael Lee Rainey and wife Judy of Tennessee; sisters: Alice Mosely and husband W.C. of Gardendale and Susie Garner and husband Garry of Odessa; granddaughters: Victoria Hockman and Tamara Sosa; grandson: Ricky Sosa, Jr.; and great-grandchildren: Feleciti Rodriguez and Rene Rodriguez.

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; and sister: Betty Jo Rainey.

Family visitation for Peggy will be Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday, June 28, 2019 at Asbury Methodist church with the interment to follow at the Odessa II section of the Ector County Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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