Obituaries 2019

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Marsha Diane Boren 2019
Marsha Diane Boren

Marsha Diane Boren, age 57, of Odessa, passed from this life Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Medical Center Hospital. She was born Friday, December 1, 1961 in Evansville, IN to Thomas Charles Boren and Nina Louise (Taylor) Boehne.

Marsha loved riding motorcycles.  She was an animal lover who loved her dogs as if they were her own children.  She worked at many stores, nursing homes, and service stations.  She always had a job (rain or snow) and was a great worker. Marsha was loyal and dependable and was always there for you.  She loved "giving gifts" to family and friends.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  David Walker; sister:  Sheila Boren; sister-in-law:  Tammi Walker; mother-in-law:  Betty Walker; and her beloved dogs:  PooPoo, Milo, Dixie Bell, Ariel, and Mei Hi.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother:  Barry Charles Boren.

No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.

Marsha will be missed.  She fought a long time, but God called her home.  Rest in peace.  Amen

Patti Twaddle 2019
Patti Kay Twaddle

Patti Kay Twaddle, age 57 of Kermit, TX, passed from this life Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in Odessa, TX. She was born Saturday, December 16, 1961 in Denver City, TX to Cecil Melton and Patricia Ann Thomason.

Patti was a wonderful mom and grandmother. She was extremely loved by everyone, everywhere she went. She was a strong believer in Christ, and loved listening to Christian praise and worship music. Patti’s life was a testimony that changed her kid’s lives, and the lives of those around her.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her son: Eric Quintanilla; daughters: Felicia Melendez and husband Richard, and Karissa Quintanilla; sister: Mia Tammad; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; step-father: Felix Garcia; and two brothers.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, September 23, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mike Bartlett is officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jose Heredia Saenz
Jose Heredia Saenz

Jose Heredia Saenz, age 63, of Kermit, TX, passed from this life Friday, September 20, 2019. He was born Sunday, October 23, 1955 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua to Jose and Benigna Heredia Saenz.

Jose was an unconditional father who always supported his children, whether they were right or wrong. He liked horses and music. He was the best father. He was a hard and strong worker who never gave up. Jose was a fighter and gave 100% in everything he did.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his companion:  Maria J. Chavez; sons: Jose Luis Saenz and wife Rosalba Bejarano, and Guadalupe Saenz and wife Violet; daughter: Martha Veronica Gil and husband Hector; brother: Auden Saenz and wife Regina; sisters: Rosa Juarez, Margarita Rodriguez and husband Eliazar, Rosario Rodriguez and husband Valentine, and Maria Acosta and husband Leroy; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife: Judy Ann Saenz; parents; son:  Leo Saenz; grandson: Julian Yarreth; granddaughter: Selah Yarexi; infant daughter: Carmen Saenz; and sisters: Elpidia Saenz and Elda Molina.

A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Gardens Section of the Ector County Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Gary Dean Steed
Gary Dean Steed
Gary Dean Steed (78), of Odessa, TX passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends, September 20, 2019.
Gary was born in McLeansboro, IL on February 23, 1941 to Charles and Ola Steed. He attended Permian High School as the first graduating class of 1960. He married Patty Bonds on February 13, 1974 and celebrated 45 years together.

He was a jack of all trades and there was nothing he could not do, from cooking, woodworking, sewing, playing musical instruments by ear, mechanical work, electrical, plumbing and too many more to mention. He never had to call a repair man for anything.  Gary was an extremely hard worker and instilled work values in all his children. He was a very stubborn man, but also a jokester and a prankster, affectionately giving his grandchildren and great-grandchildren nicknames. Although he had a many health issues, he did not slow down until the last year of his life.

Some of his most relaxing times were spent fishing and going to the lake. He was an avid hunter in his younger days until his extreme love for animals took over.

Gary was preceded in death parents, and brother Charles Steed.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years: Patty; sons: Terry Steed of CA, and Mikell Minica of Watauga, TX; daughters: Shelly Rowe (Johnny) of San Antonio, TX, Shauna Graham (Tommy) of Denver City, TX, Deann Callanan (Randy) of Virginia Beach, VA, and Gina Jones (Todd) of Odessa, TX; brother: Jacky Steed; grandchildren: Zachary Griffin (Marcela), Cydnee Griffin, Cameron Griffin, Rachel Smith (Skyler), Chase Craig (Rebekah), Courtney Minica, Ashlee Hensley, Cassidy Jones; great-grandchildren: James Craig, Merritt Smith and one on the way.

Pallbearers will be: Tommy Graham, Skyler Smith, Todd Jones, Chase Craig, George Craig, and Brennon Graham.

Family visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Monday September 23, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday September 24, 2019 at Life Change Baptist Church at 1003 N. Texas Ave, Odessa, TX 79761.

The family would like to extend our gratitude to Madison Resort and his caregivers, Wanda and Anna.

Marcelina Valenzuela 2019
Marcelina Ochoa Montoya Valenzuela
Marcelina Ochoa Montoya Valenzuela, age 63, of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, passed away on September 22, 2019 in Odessa.
Marcelina was born June 1, 1956 to Francisca Montoya Ochoa and Casimiro Ochoa in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. She lived in Odessa since the 1980s and loved to call the desert home. Her sense of humor and charisma lit rooms and conversations. Always up for long talks about her beloved Mexico, family, history, music, and faith there was never any doubt of who Marcelina was to this world and her family. She was a strong-willed and brave woman who was never afraid to stand-up for what she believed in and to stand-up and care for those who needed her. Always willing to tackle the toughest moments in life, to put loved ones over her own needs, and never shying away from what was right, Marcelina leaves behind an inspired family.
Marcelina is survived by her husband, Rigoberto Pérez Valenzuela, four children; Frances Pando, Efren, Michelle, and Cristina Valenzuela, and three grandchildren, Kristian, Isabel, and Leeanna Pando.
She is preceded in death her father: Casmiro Ochoa and her mother: Francisca Montoya Ochoa.
A Rosary will be recited 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, September 26, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Odessa II Gardens section of the Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

David Cebo R Leyva 2019
David "Cebo" Rodriguez Leyva

David "Cebo" Rodriguez Leyva, age 54, passed from this life unexpectedly Sunday, September 22, 2019.  David was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on Wednesday, November 25, 1964 to David and Lilia (Rodriguez) Leyva.  He was a pipefitter in the oilfield and was a hard worker.  Everyone knew him by his nickname "Cebo."

Cebo was an active guy who liked to travel  He loved life and had many friends.  He was loud and funny and loved to eat.  Cebo also loved to cook, especially for family get-togethers.   

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Romelia Hinojos of Odessa; mother:  Lilia Leyva Rodriguez; son:  Jesus David Leyva of Odessa; daughter:  Karina Leyva of Odessa; sister: Martina Leyva of Hobbs, NM; and a precious three month old granddaughter: Presley Victoria Leyva of Odessa.

He is preceded in death by his father:  David Leyva and his brother:  Raul Leyva.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 26, 2019.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 27, 2019.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

William Joey Steinhauer 2019
William Joey Steinhauer

William Joey Steinhauer, age 64, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Sunday, September 22, 2019.  He was born in Jeffersonville, IN on October 19, 1954 to the late Freebert William Steinhauer Jr. and Ruby June (Freels) Steinhauer. 

William was a multi-talented individual who mastered some of his many skills and loved to challenge his mind. He worked as a diesel mechanic, motor grader operator and superintendent of road construction. He was a talented artist as well and enjoyed oil painting on canvas. He loved motorcycles and proudly defended his V-Star 1700 on which he and Jeanetta traveled over 20,000 miles. A bit of a conspiracy theorist, he was very interested in questionable historic events, driven by his passion for the truth.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Jeanetta Janca of Odessa; sons: Joey Steinhauer, James Steinhauer, and Chris Steinhauer, all of Odessa; daughter: Christine Smith and husband Zackery, and Rebecca Janca, all of Odessa and Mary Janca of Decatur, TX; brothers: Gerald "Jerry" David Steinhauer of Hallettsville, TX, Russell Wayne Steinhauer of Houston, TX and Benjamin “Benny” James Steinhauer of Sublime, TX; seven precious granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his son: Paul William Steinhauer, and his sister: Janet Louise Marshall.

Memorial services will be Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Larry Hood.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Gloria Nana Olivas 2019
Gloria “Nana” Hernandez Olivas

Gloria “Nana” Hernandez Olivas, age 69, of Odessa, passed from this life Monday, September 23, 2019 at her residence. She was born Saturday, June 3, 1950 in Crystal City, TX to the late Maria de Jesus and Juan J. Ortiz.

Nana was a loving mother and grandmother. She was the best cook but, her favorite food was always Church’s Chicken. She was a good Christian. Nana loved BINGO, the color purple and elephants. She was very humble and extremely committed to her family. Nana was very helpful and giving, and would never ask for anything in return.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband of 18 years: Panfilo Olivas; sons: Jose Angel “Rene” Hernandez, Johnny Hernandez and Hector Hernandez; daughters: Tammy Olivas and Jessica Olivas; daughters-in-law: Laura Hernandez, Sandra Hernandez, and Margarita Gallegos; sons-in-law: Marcelino Gonzalez and Lenin Valenzuela; brothers: Elias Benavidez, Manuel Benavidez, Alfredo Hernandez, George Galvan, Robert Galvan and Ricardo “Chin” Galvan; sisters: Lydia Saldana, Susana Hernandez, Yolanda Hernandez, Beatriz Hernandez, and Elisa Benavidez; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, and family and friends.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Ramon E Medrano 2019
Ramon Enrique Medrano

Ramon Enrique Medrano, aged 82, of Odessa, TX passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019. He was born in Rotan, TX on Friday, August 27, 1937 to the late Marcos and Natividad Medrano. He served in the US Army, worked as a postal clerk, and was a business owner and operator of a mobile home park.

He was a devoted father and proud grandfather, who was in attendance for every school and sporting event.  He enjoyed sending family and friends letters with pictures or articles about his grandchildren, taking the time to share his joy and keep everyone close through correspondence. Watching a Cowboys or Rangers game with family was his favorite past time. He would address everyone as “partner” and was quick with a joke or funny story to make you laugh.  He was a unique man that we all loved deeply and while we rejoice that he is with Our Lord, his presence will forever be missed.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife, Rosario Medrano of Big Spring; his son, Thomas Medrano and wife Dayma of Seminole; his daughter, Laura Lopez and husband Victor of Odessa; his nine grandchildren, Matthew and Stephanie Medrano, Sara and Jose Rocha, Emily Medrano, Samuel Medrano, Drayton and Taylor Perez, Havyn Perez, Seth, Luke, and Hope Lopez; and his two great-grandchildren, Delaney Rocha, and Mateo Medrano.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Marcos and Natividad Medrano; his brothers, Marcos, Benito, and Cayetano Medrano; and his sisters, Camila Galan, Hilaria Almanza, Ruth Gonzalez, Natividad Lopez, and Pauline Gonzales.

Visitation at Acres West Funeral Chapel will begin on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:00 am. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, October 4, 2019. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Matthew, Samuel, Seth, Luke, Drayton, and Jose. Interment will follow at American Heritage Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Juan Valenzuela Florez Jr.
Juan Valenzuela Florez, Jr.

Juan Valenzuela Florez, Jr. age 71, of Odessa, passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Saturday, September 28, 2019.  He was born in Pecos, TX on February 20, 1948 to the late Juan Flores and Mariana (Valenzuela) Flores.  Juan was a mechanic.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sisters:  Josefina Flores of Odessa, Connie Badillo of Irvine, CA, Cruz Ontiveros of Houston and Olivia Flores of Odessa; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Maria and Susie.

Visitation at Acres West Funeral Chapel begins on Monday, September 30, 2019 at noon.  Rosary will be recited Monday evening at 7:00 pm.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm.  Interment will be privately held at Rose Hill Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Juan's memory to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).


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