Obituaries 2019

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David Wayne Powell 2019
David Wayne Powell

David Wayne Powell, age 69, passed from this life Thursday, November 28, 2019 in Odessa. He was born Sunday, December 4, 1949 in McRae, Georgia to the late McNaughton and Inell (Carvey) Powell.

David married Brenda Joyce (O'Reilly) Powell on June 21, 1975 in Aiken, South Carolina. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy and was a commander of the American Legion in Terlingua. He attended Georgia Southern and got his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. He had a love for vintage cars and owned a ’66 Mustang and a ’72 Cougar. He will be missed by many.  

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Brenda Joyce Powell and daughter: Christina Frost and husband Robert.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother: Gary Powell.

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

Cathy Sue Henderson 2019
Cathy Sue Henderson

Cathy Sue Henderson, age 68, passed away at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville, TX on Sunday, December 1, 2019.  She was born in Odessa, TX on Friday, May 18, 1951.  She worked in the deli at HEB.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her son:  Rodney Henderson of Odessa; daughters:  Debra Jordan of Port Neches and Tammy Blair of Odessa; brother:  Douglas Hanes of Odessa; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents:  Bill and Odessa (Byrd) Hanes; her husband:  Ronald Wayne Henderson; son:  Darrell Henderson; brothers:  Donald Hanes and Johnny Hanes; and her sisters:  Wanda McPherson and Linda Eaton.

The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Graveside services will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Odessa on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm, where Cathy will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Ronald. 

Pallbearers will include Michael Horne, Bryant Eaton, Brandon Kennedy, Terry Eaton, Braydon Eaton, and Tyler Eaton.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Julian Chavez Guerra 2019
Julian Chavez Guerra

Julian Chavez Guerra, 52, passed from this life Monday, December 2, 2019 at his residence surrounded by loved ones. He was born Friday, December 30, 1966 in Chihuahua, MX to Maria Hortencia (Chavez) Olivas and Julian Guerra Gomez.

Julian loved the horse races and watching the Oakland Raiders. He was the friendliest man you could ever meet and he never met a stranger.

He is survived by his wife: Blanca Guerra; son: Julio Cesar and wife Hesbeidy; daughter: Ivette Guzman and husband Matthew; parents: Julian and Hortencia; brother: Enrique Guerra and wife Veronica; sisters: Norma Delgado and husband Artemio and Miriam Ortega and husband Jesus; grandchildren: Matthew Guzman, Jr., Aaliyah Guerra, Evannie Guzman, Gael Guerra, and Alex Guerra; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Odessa II Gardens section of the Ector County Cemetery. Fr. Saul Garcia will be officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Daniel Alexander “Danny” Ott Gifford
Daniel Alexander “Danny” Ott Gifford

Daniel Alexander “Danny” Ott Gifford, 36, passed from this life Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Odessa, TX. He was born Friday, August 19, 1983 in Odessa to Brenda Diana Gifford and Jonnie Von Ott. Danny is now with his father, reunited in Heaven. During Danny’s short life, he worked various jobs.

Danny was considered by many a comedian/jokester, which was noticed an early age often times, getting him in trouble both at school and at home. He loved to make people laugh. If you were mad or upset when he was around, it was never for long.

Though he was never a morning person, and waking up early was torture to him, he enjoyed fishing and hunting with his dad and brothers. Danny was often seen by many walking all over Odessa. He had many friends but, very few would win his trust. He enjoyed going to the game rooms, working in the yard, tinkering with cars, and surfing the internet. Even though Danny did not have any kids of his own, he did enjoy being around them. Danny lived life his own way and never cared what anyone ever thought of him.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his mother: Brenda Gifford; maternal grandparents: Frederick “Papi” and Margaret “Mimi” Gifford; brothers: Jason Ott, Joshua Ott and Shawn Ott Gifford and wife Nila Wood Gifford; sisters: Jennifer Ott and Beverly Gifford; nephew: Adrian Gifford; nieces: Madison, Tawny and Sally; along with aunts, uncles, and multiple cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father: Johnnie Von Ott; paternal grandparents: Dorothy and Kenneth Charles Ott; maternal great-grandmother: Maria Magdalena Valdes; maternal uncle: Henry Gifford; paternal uncle: Mike Ott; aunt: Sally Campbell; and co-pilots/dogs: Major and Tiny.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:00 am. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, December 6, 2019 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Jimmy Braswell is officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.

Michael Dale Reyenga 2019
Michael Dale "Mike" Reyenga

Michael Dale Reyenga, age 66, left his earthly body and gained his heavenly wings Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 1:20 pm. 

He was born in Eldorado, TX to Eddie and Edna Reyenga on January 21, 1953.  He met and fell in love with his wife of 50 years, Joyce, when they were just 15 and 16 years old.  They married June 11, 1971.  She was the apple of his eye and the love of his life.

In May 1970, Mike joined the Army and he and his new bride were stationed in Germany where he completed his two years of service.  In over 40 years working in the oilfield, he was a successful business owner, welder and highly respected superintendent.  He retired from Holloman in January 2017.

Mike was an avid fisherman.  Fishing was definitely his favorite pastime.  He fished many lakes in Texas but his favorite place was Lake Oviachic in Mexico, which he visited at least twice a year.

Mike was a great example of what a husband, dad and Pappy should be.  If you knew him, you knew he loved to drink his coffee and smoke.  He was also a man full of knowledge; easy to talk to, honest, and to the point. You always knew where you stood with him.  If he loved you - you knew it.

Mike and Joyce have three children:  Brandi Reyenga Ewing, Chaylon and Yvonne Reyenga, and Cody Reyenga.  They also have eleven beloved grandchildren.  There are many nieces, nephews and friends along the way.  He was the oldest of four children, having two brothers, one sister, one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law: Royce and Donna Reyenga, Jim and Debbie Reyenga, David and Sherrie Satterwhite, Regena and Gary Collinsworth, and Wade and Georgia Deeds; and his father-in-law:  WJ Deeds.

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Eddie and Edna Reyenga, mother-in-law:  Lois Deeds,  and nephew:  Chase.

The family invites friends to come and share memories at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral services with military honors will be at Sherwood Church of Christ at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 7, 2019, officiated by Brother Lynn Money.

Mike will be loved and missed every single day!

"CATCH AND RELEASE" 

Leandra Matta Martinez 2019
Leandra (Matta) Martinez

Leandra (Matta) Martinez, age 69, of Odessa, passed from this life on Friday, December 06, 2019 at Medical Center Hospital. She was born on May 5, 1950 in Seagraves, TX to Jesus Mata and Francisca (Valenzuela) Matta. She was a homemaker.

Leandra was a strong willed, strong minded woman. She fought for what she believed in and didn’t mind speaking her opinion and finishing a fight if needed. She enjoyed smoking her cigarettes, watching Zombie movies, shopping at flea markets and the Salvation Army for clothes and collected CD players. Her favorite color was turquoise and she had a love for roses. She will be missed and her memory will live on in many hearts.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons: Juan De Dios Martinez, Jesus Martinez and wife Rosio, Fidecio Martinez and wife Juanita and Julian Martinez; daughters: Frances Cruz and husband Pedro, Maria Venzor and husband Jose, Juana “Janie” Martinez and husband Benito, Mary Lou Lara and husband Jimmy, Frannie Martinez; sisters: Norberta, Nancy, Rosa, Angela, Adelaida and Maria; five brothers: Willie, Jesse, Mike, Alvino and Hilario; grandchildren: Juan P., Noemy and Isaias Cruz, Jose, Jesus  and Matthew Venzor, Amberly and Zoe Martinez, and Emily Lara; great-grandchildren: Armando, Emma, Sofia, Dominic and Jeremiah.

A Prayer Service will take place at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at Acres West at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 and interment will follow at Los Angeles Gardens of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Martha Genell S Evans 2019
Martha Genell Slaten Evans

Mother, aka Martha, Genell, Sis or Nannie, flew to GLORY Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:58 pm in the comfort of her home at the age of 87.  Her final journey consisted of 6 long, hard days acknowledging her final goodbyes and love while surrounded by family.

Martha Genell Slaten Evans was born April 13, 1932 in Fort Stockton, Texas to Morrison Cornelius (Bill) Slaten and Ivory Mary Gerbert.  She eloped with the love of her life, Damon Lee Evans, August 12, 1950.  After confessing their elopement to their parents, their marriage was blessed in the Catholic Church in October 1950.  “Sis” was an active 4H participant as a teenager.  She won Grand Champion in Chicago in 1949.  She graduated Fort Stockton High School in 1950 and later graduated from Tri-State School of Beauty Culture January 20, 1951, in El Paso , Texas.  Mom was the resident stylist for our whole gang.  Summer’s end would find her along with the sisters twisting all of the girl childrens’ locks into the requisite school-girl Toni perm and Buster Brown bangs.

Mother had the spirit of a gypsy.  From the beginning of their union she was a “mover”!  Dad laughed often remembering coming home from work and seeing a little girl carrying boxes so high he couldn’t see her face.  When he realized it was Mother, he knew they were moving to a new apartment.  She moved our bedrooms around as regular as dusting.  We never knew which room we were in when we got home from school.  Looking in a doorway didn’t help as we had matching furniture and odds were the bedding had been changed as well.  However, her ultimate move was sending in a job application for Dad with Aramco in Saudi Arabia.  She requested it from an ad in the Odessa American, filled it out, and mailed it back.   His surprise to learn he had a job offer was something to behold!  The packing began.  They went to Saudi Arabia in 1978 and stayed until 1986.  Mother loved traveling the world.  She also loved the years of traveling in their motorhome.  They made their motorhome their permanent residence for several years.  They crawled through Texas and did genealogy research to Minnesota and back as well as spending their summers in Mexico fishing.

Mother is survived by three daughters all living in Odessa, Texas.  Terry Bergeson, Patricia Patterson and husband Jim Patterson, and Tashya Camacho and husband Fred Camacho.  She has 11 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.  Two sisters survive Mother; Mona York and Sue Schmedinghoff, as well as too many nephews, nieces, and cousins to mention.

The love of her life, Damon Lee Evans, predeceased her in 2018.  Her first born son, John David Evans, predeceased her in 2016, and baby Richard Wayne Evans predeceased her in 1956.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Jo Gray,  Mary Helen Taliaferro, and her brother Will Slaten, as well as her parents Morrison Cornelius Slaten and Ivory Mary Gerbert Slaten.  She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law Eldon Bergeson.

In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to Odessa Hospice.  We daughters are forever grateful for the kind, loving support our Mother received in their care.  We would like to make special mention of the following very special ladies - Jennifer, Kayla, Cecilia, and Viola.  Our list of gratitude will never be complete without the mention of her personal caretaker, Regina.  “Thank you, ladies” from the bottom of our hearts.

The family will have a celebration of Mother’s life Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6 pm at 2916 San Saba Ct., Odessa, Texas.

John Anthony Dominic "Highlander" Kelly
John Anthony Dominic "Highlander" Kelly

John Anthony Dominic "Highlander" Kelly, age 72, of Terlingua, TX, passed away in Odessa at Medical Center Hospital on Friday, December 6, 2019.  He was born Thursday, June 12, 1947 to John Robert Kelly and Mary (Amoriello) Kelly in Philadelphia, PA.  He was an Army veteran having served 2 tours in Vietnam and was self employed.  He studied Kenpo martial arts in Okinawa, Japan between the tours in Vietnam.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Beverly Kelly; sons:  David Kelly, Demian Kelly, Zenon Kelly, Aaron Kelly, Justin Kelly and Jonathan Kelly; daughter:  Angelina Kelly; sister:  Rose Frigo; nineteen grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents:  John and Mary; grandparents:  John and Rosa; and three aunts:  Rosarita, Lillian, and Helen.

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

Julian Arturo Molinar 2019
Julian Arturo Molinar

Julian Arturo Molinar, 20, of Odessa, passed from this life Saturday, December 7, 2019. He was born Sunday, February 14, 1999 in Odessa, TX to Maria Teresa Ruiz and Luis Molinar.

Julian enjoyed horses and playing guitar. He was an amazing father, brother and son. He loved racing cars and “just chillin’”. Despite mistakes and a few bad choices, Julian was a great person and was full of love.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his parents; children: Evelyn, Jacoby and Leonides “Leo”; brothers: Luis Carlos Molinar Ruiz, Jesus Alfredo Molinar Ruiz and Luis Jr. Molinar; and numerous family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: Arturo Ruiz and great-grandfather: Julian Calanche.

A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Acres West. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with the interment to follow at the Odessa II Gardens section of the Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Deola Covington 2019
Deola Anita Covington

Deola Anita Covington, age 85, of Odessa, passed from this life on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Ranger, TX on Monday, February 5, 1934 to the late Jim and Willie Ora (Lindsey) Crawford.  She married Charles Junior Covington in Eastland, TX in 1950.  He preceded her in death August 1, 2001.

She is also preceded in death by her daughter:  Delores Anita Alexander; four brothers:  Lee, Weldon, Marvin and Pete; four sisters:  Marie, Leona, Connie and Cora Fay; and one grandson:  Trace.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons:  Charles Walter Covington and wife Julia, and Doyle Wade Covington, all of Odessa; daughter:  Belinda Kay Covington of Kermit; six grandchildren:  Vangie, Randy, Bobby, Nathan, Triston, and Shalana; and eight great-grandchildren:  Keith, Karley, McKenzie, Allison, Colton, Kelsea, Cameron, and Emilee.

Deola was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Funeral services will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm, officiated by Pastor Mark Roossink.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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