Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Sylvia Lujan
ALPINE _ Sylvia H. Lujan, 32, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at Big Bend Regional Medical Center. Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. today at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Nam Kim officiating. Burial will be at Holy Angels Cemetery. Arrangements by Geeslin Funeral Home.< She was born in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and moved from El Paso to Alpine in 1993. She was a Catholic. 
SURVIVORS: Husband, Ramon Lujan of Alpine; mother, Virginia Hernandez of El Paso; sons, Ramon E. Lujan and Jessie E. Lujan, both of Alpine; daughter, Lorrie Lujan of Alpine; brothers, Jose Antonio Hernandez Jr. of El Paso, Luis Manuel Hernandez of Missouri, Francisco Hernandez of El Paso and Sergio Hernandez of Arizona; sisters, Maria Villela and Reyna Hernandez, both of El Paso, Marta Montelongo and Armida Rangel, both of Juarez, Lettie Hernandez of Mexico City, Mayela Hernandez of Missouri and Sandra Hernandez of Arkansas.

Helen Page
PECOS _ Helen Page, 84, a retired Contel Phone Co. employee, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Reeves County Hospital.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Mount Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Sebesta officiating. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home. She was a lifelong resident of Pecos. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Scott Windham of Pecos; daughters, Laura Teal and Helen Miller, both of Pecos; sister, Martha Marsh of Mesquite; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Charles Potts
FORT STOCKTON _ Charles W. Potts, 51, a pumper, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, in Monahans.  Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at East Hill Cemetery with Mike Hardaway officiating. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home of Monahans.  He was born in Monahans. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Loredia Potts of Monahans; daughter, Helen Fox of Sequin; sisters, Martha Wengert f Lancaster, Calif., and Maria McShane of Austin; and two grandchildren.

Eda Reed
ODESSA _ Eda Reed, 86, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. She was born in Star and came to Odessa in 1949 from Brownwood.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Oda Reed of Odessa; sons, Sherman Reed and Bobby Reed, both of Odessa; daughter, Nelda Montya of Ozona; brothers, Ed Gummelt, Earl Gummelt and Bill Gummelt, all of Odessa; sisters, Gertrude Green, Eula Pearl Waddell, Lorene Gummelt and Athylene McCasland, all of Odessa; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Addie Brown
ODESSA _ Addie Pauline Brown, 76, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at Avalon Nursing Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Johann Neethling officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was a veteran of World War II and had lived in Odessa since 1958. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Maurice Brown of Odessa; sons, Steven Brown of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Mark Brown of Odessa; daughter, Suzanne Brown of Odessa; sister, Margaret Martin of Hill City, Minn.; and one grandson.

Mary Louise Caswell
ABILENE _ Mary Louise ``Lou'' Caswell, 64, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with Hoyt Scitern and F.A. Eilers officiating. Burial will be at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Arrangements by Heartland Funeral Home.
She was born in Clarksville and moved to Odessa in 1963. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Leonard Ray Caswell of North Lake Brownwood; sons, Silas Wayne Caswell of Lubbock and Delbert Caswell of Odessa; daughters, Patricia Wheeler and Nancy Lipford, both of Odessa; brother, Leo Eilers Jr. of North Lake Brownwood; sisters, Margaret Davis of North Lake Brownwood, Ruth Anderson of Abilene, Ann Walters of Roswell, N.M., and Wanda Sue Straley of Baird; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Amada Chavez
PECOS _ Amada Sanchez Chavez, 81, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, in Galveston.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Valentine and was a five-year Pecos resident.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Pablo Chavez of Hobbs, N.M., and Dolores Chavez, Amador Chavez, Yganacio Chavez and Ismael Chavez, all of Pecos; daughters, Esperanza Garcia of Portales, N.M., Ygnacia Padilla of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Maria Chavez of Hobbs, N.M., and Juanita Flores of Texas City; brothers, Ted Chavez of Odessa and Bartolo Sanchez and Benito Sanchez, both of Toyah; sisters, Lola Mula of Valentine and Caterina Salcido and Noberta Marquez, both of Odessa; 58 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Ray Cunningham
ENOCHS _ The Rev. Ray Cunningham, 70, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at St. Mary of Plains Hospital in Lubbock.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Clifton Igo, Jim Green and Monroe Teeters officiating. Burial will be at the Morton Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements made by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in Goodland and had lived in Lubbock since 1983. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Olene Cunningham of Lubbock; son, Bill Cunningham of Odessa; brothers, Carl Cunningham of Levelland and Jim Cunningham®MDBR¯ ®MDNM¯ ; and two grandchildren.

Robert Jones Jr.
ODESSA _ Robert Howard Jones Jr., 68, died Dec. 23, 1996, at his home in Duluth, Minn.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with the Rev. Mike Sheffield officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Big Spring and lived in Odessa until 1953. He was a Korean War Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Roberta Jones of Odessa; and brother, Richard B. Jones of Hibbing, Minn.

Tiburcio Muniz
BARSTOW _ Tiburcio (Matilde) Muniz, 79, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in the Monahans Senior Care Center.
Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Refuge in Barstow. Burial will be at the Barstow Cemetery. Arrangements made by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Redford and had lived in Monahans 22 years. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Juanita Muniz of Monahans; sons, Adolfo Muniz of Andrews, Angel Muniz, Nickols Muniz and Thomas Muniz, all of Monahans, and Edward Muniz of Fort Worth; daughters, Olivia Blian and Beatrice Muniz, both of Monahans; brothers, Trine Navarrete and Juana Navarrete, both of Falomina, Mexico, Silvestire Gonzales of La Mount, Calif., and Francisco Gonzales of Fort Stockton; sisters, Vicky Fuentes of Roswell, N.M., Mary Hernandez of El Mirage, Ariz., and Lupe Navarrete, Benina Navarette, Tomas Navarette, all of Falomina, Mexico; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Juan Pereida
ODESSA _ Juan Flores Pereida, 50, a roofer, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services were held Thursday at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Big Spring and was a resident of Santa Maria, Calif. He was a member of the Christian Church.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Juanita Anzures of Santa Maria; stepfather, Manuel Anzures of Santa Maria; brothers, Robert Alvarez of Santa Maria and Librado Alvarez of Harlingen; sisters, Vickie Belen of Odessa, Carmen Bejaran of Modesta, Calif., and Paula Ortega, Janie Ponce and Maria Alvarez, all of Santa Maria; and grandfather, Juan Florez Sr., of Odessa.

Henry Sterling
ODESSA _ Henry ``Honeychild'' Sterling, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rosehill Cemetery with the Rev. McNeil officiating.
He was born in Roby and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Vanessa Sterling of Arlington and Barbara Sterling of Odessa; and five grandchildren.

Darlene Tinney Burnett
AUSTIN _ God called Darlene to heaven on Feb. 4, 1997, at her home in Austin.
Darlene fought for life through her love for her husband, children, grandchildren and friends. We know today she is celebrating with her family in heaven and waiting to greet the family and friends that will follow.
Darlene was born in Quanah, Texas, May 14, 1937, to J.C. and Sarah Weede. She married Bob Tinney of Wellington, Texas, in 1952. They had three children together, Rhonda Tinney of Fort Worth, Stan Tinney of Odessa and Kavin Tinney of Odessa.
Darlene resided in Odessa from 1982 to 1989, when she married D.L. Burnett of Austin, Texas. Darlene and D.L. lived in love of each other in Austin until she was called home to heaven.
Darlene retired from the Department of Human Services in August of 1995 where she had enjoyed many years of fellowship and love with her many close friends.
Darlene is survived by her loving husband, D.L. Burnett; children; six grandchildren, Kenny, Ashley, Chance, Bailie, Robert and Amanda; her companion, Amber Dee; and numerous friends and family.
Darlene will be missed on this earth, but her presence will remain with us for always.
A memorial service was held at Cook Walden Capital Parks Mausoleum, 14619 North I.H. 35, Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m.
The family is eternally gratefully to the Robinson Creek Hospice and in lieu of flowers Darlene requested a memorial be made to the Robinson Creek Hospice of Austin, Texas.
Arrangements by Cook- Walden Funeral Home. 

Floyd Satchell
ODESSA _ Floyd Satchell, 63, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Galveston.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Odessa. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born May 1, 1933, in Chilton and was a resident of Odessa. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Ira Lee Satchell of Odessa; aunts, Gladys Penny and Emma Penny, both of Odessa; sisters- in-law, Lilly Mae Perry of Los Angeles, Mary Stanton of Odessa; daughter and son-in- law, Emma and Joe Willie Moorer; nephew, Laydell Cleaver Jr. of Los Angeles; nieces, Gloria Dancer and Kathy Shaw, both of Odessa, Patricia Cleaver of Dallas; grandchildren, Darrell and Carolyn Gibbs of Lubbock; and three great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bolivar Satchell and his mother, Plina Satchell.
Funeral arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.

Maggie Marie Stevens
GRANITE SHOALS _ Maggie Marie Stevens, 82, of Granite Shoals, Texas, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, in Lancaster.
She was born in Lancaster, Texas, on Dec. 23, 1914. She was a former resident of Odessa for more than 20 years and was employed at Basin Communications as a telephone operator. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years, a member of the First Christian Church in Odessa and a member of the First Baptist Church in Granite Shoals.
She was preceded in death by her husband George in August of 1994.
She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Cline of Oklahoma City and Linda Polk of Houston; nieces, Pat Miller of New Orleans, La., and Sherry Hindeman of Dallas; grandchildren, Neal Cline, Steven Cline and Brian Polk; three great-grandchildren, Amber, Jason and Crystal Cline; and brothers, J.L. Bailey and R.L. Bailey.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at First Baptist Church in Granite Shoals with the Rev. Jack Whyburn officiating. Interment to follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park near Burnet under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, Texas.

Edith Barclay
ODESSA _ Edith O. Barclay, 89, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at Parks Good Samaritan. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. She was born in Stockton, Mo., and was a resident of Odessa. She was a Baptist. 
SURVIVORS: Son, Leonard Barclay of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; daughters, Lois Hoover of Springhill, Fla., and Betty Barclay of Odessa; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Maria Galindo
ODESSA _ Maria S. Galindo, 40, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at New Horizons Nursing Center. Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. today at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with the Rev. Luis Zepeda officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. She was a lifetime resident of Odessa. She was a Catholic. 
SURVIVORS: Brothers, Jesse Galindo, Larry Galindo and Neri Galindo, all of Odessa; and sisters, Celia Galindo and Carmen Ceballos, both of Odessa.

Elnora Kotlar
ABILENE _ Elnora P. Charlton Kotlar, 88, of Abilene died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, in Abilene. No services will be held. Local arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home. She was born in Farwell and was resident of California and Oregon before moving to Abilene. 
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Margaret Nimz of Gladstone, Ore., and Patricia Brown of Odessa; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graciela Venegas
PECOS _ Graciela Venegas, 71, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at Reeves County Hospital. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the Rev. Rick Zamorano officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home. She was born in Presidio County and was a resident of Pecos. She was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Daniel Venegas of Pecos; son, Ernesto Olvera of San Angelo; daughters, Dorinda Venegas of Pecos and Araceli Vickery of Odessa; brothers, Oscar Garcia of Madison, Wis., and Benjamin Garcia of Iron Mountain, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Gene Turner
COLEMAN _ Gene Turner, 65, a retail salesperson, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, in Abilene. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Henderson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Herb Wood officiating. Burial will be at Santa Anna Cemetery. Arrangements by Henderson Funeral Home of Coleman. She was born in Santa Anna and was a Odessa moving to Abilene. 
SURVIVORS: Husband, Henry Turner of Abilene; sons, Walter Robbins of Odessa and Martin Robbins of Brownwood; mother, Ruby Fox of Santa Anna; brothers, Don Pritchard of Santa Anna and Robert Pritchard of Brownwood; sister, Sue Titsworth of Coleman; and six grandchildren.

Clyde Wright
TOYAH _ Clyde Wright, 67, a retired mechanic, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Toyah Cemetery with the Rev. J.R. Wooten officiating. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home. He was born in Mercury and was a resident of Toyah. He was a U.S. veteran and a member of Full Gospel Church. 
SURVIVORS: Wife, Juanita Wright of Toyah; daughters, Brenda Archer of Segoville and Sherrie Shaw of Toyah; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Tula Bayless
KERMIT _ Tula M. Bayless, 94, a retired postal clerk, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at Monahans Care Center.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kermit Cemetery with Russ Smith Sr. officiating. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel Inc.
She was born in Opp, Ala., and was a 65-year resident of Kermit. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Mildred Baker of Kermit and Lois Yoakum of Haltom City; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Edna Campbell
SNYDER _ Edna K. ``Joy'' Campbell, 79, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at New Horizons Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Tom Holcomb officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
She was born in Fort Worth and moved to Odessa from Hermleigh.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Margie Campbell, Mary Echevarria and Lena Stringer, all of Odessa; eight grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren.

Beatrice Gonzalez
ODESSA _ Beatrice Campos Gonzalez, 59, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at her residence.
Graveside services will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ernest Easley officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Marfa and came to Odessa in 1954. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Genaro B. Gonzalez Jr. of Odessa; daughter, Eulalia Meeks of Odessa; son, Abel Gonzalez of Odessa; mother, Leonarda Campos of Odessa; three brothers; six sisters; and two grandchildren.

Charlie Forbes
BROWNFIELD _ Charlie Carol Forbes, 72, a retired owner and operator of a community grocery store, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Terry County Memorial Cemetery in Brownfield. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home of Odessa.
He was born in Brownfield and came to Odessa in 1971 from Seminole. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Wanda Forbes of Odessa; sons, Charles Ray Forbes and Charles Dewayne Forbes, both of Odessa, Billy Payton Forbes of Hobbs, N.M., and Douglas Wayne Wooten of Sulfer Point, La.; daughters, Shirley Standefer and Jeannie Barrett McKinzie, both of Odessa, and Judy Diane Layman of Illinois; brothers, W.P. Forbes and Harold Forbes, both of Brownfield; 14 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Carolina Marshal
ODESSA _ Carolina Tijerina- Marshal, 69, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.
Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. David Herrera officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Ordway, Colo., and was a resident of Amarillo.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Jerrie Ann Duffy of Lubbock; son, Mark M. Tijerina of Amarillo; sisters, Luz Bersosa, Chona Tijerina and Elena Gomez, all of Odessa; brother, Alberto ``Tito'' Muniz of Monahans; five grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Douglas McLemore
ODESSA _ Douglas McLemore, 70, an Odessa High School math teacher, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services were held Saturday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Hawk officiating. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard- Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Shamrock and came to Odessa in 1952 from Shamrock. He was a technical Sergeant in the U.S. Army station in German during World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Virginia McLemore of Odessa; son, Tom McLemore of Pearland; daughter, Liz Sager of Odessa; brother, Ray McLemore of Shamrock; sisters, Juanita Hewitt of Vandalia, Ill., Bessie McLemore and Imogene Robinson, both of Shamrock, and Bonnie Lamb of Wheeler; and five grandchildren.

Natividad Nunez
ODESSA _ Natividad ``Snydo'' C. Nunez, 62, a retired self- employed carpet layer, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. David Herrera officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Marfa and was a resident of Odessa. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Irene Thelma Nunez of Big Spring; daughters, Veronica Esquivel and Velma Torres, both of Odessa; sons, Natividad Nunez Jr. of Elko, Nev., and Armando Nunez of San Antonio; sisters, Eva Lechuga, Socorro Garza and Eduviges Orona, all of Odessa, and Consuelo Bersosa of San Angelo; and five grandchildren.

Mary Owens
CROWELL _ Mary B. Owens, 70, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in Hobbs, N.M.
Graveside services were held Monday at Crowell Cemetery in Crowell. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home Inc. of Hobbs.
She was born in Crowell and was a resident of Hobbs.
SURVIVORS: Son, Gary Owens of Visalia, Calif.; daughter, Dolores Owens of Lubbock; brothers, Alfred Bert Curtis of Bakersfield, Calif., and Frank Curtis of Sparks, Nev.; sister, Edna Jewel Sparkman of Odessa; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Gayle Young
ODESSA _ Gayle Clayton Young, 55, of Odessa, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jess Little officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Pawnee, Okla. SURVIVORS: Aunt, Hazel Teague of Odessa.


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