Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Sibyl Long
HASKELL _ Sibyl Long, 79, a homemaker and hairdresser, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, in Haskell. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at the Church of Christ in Haskell with Dale Huff, Ford Cole and the officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4:30 p.m. today at the Kermit Cemetery in Kermit with the Rev. John Cary officiating. Arrangements by Holden-McCauley Funeral Directors.
She was born in Quanah and was a resident of Kermit before moving to Haskell. She was a Baptist. SURVIVORS: Son, Gene Long of Haskell; brother, F.B. Cook of Amarillo; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Tomasa Calderon
ODESSA _ Tomasa Calderon, 98, died Aug. 29, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Juan Ramos officiating. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home.
She was born in Marathon, and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Rudolph Henri of Devine, Antonio Calderon of Marfa and M.E. Calderon, Adalberto Calderon and Robert Calderon, all of Odessa; daughters, Elizabeth Rodriguez of Wendell, Idaho, and Ella Alvarez of Santa Maria, Calif.; 27 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Yolanda Peregrino
HOUSTON _ Yolanda Peregrino, 47, a homemaker, died Aug. 27, 1997, at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston. Rosary was said at Friday at Martinez Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Luis Cepeda officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Odessa, and was a resident of Houston for seven years. She was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Jose Peregrino of Houston; ; sons, Jose Peregrino and Inez Peregrino, both of Houston; daughter, Marisol Tavarez of Houston; father, Tony Bernal Sr. of Odessa; mother, Gumecinda Tavarez of Bethany, Okla.; brothers, Tony Bernal Jr. of Edmond, Steve Bernal of Odessa and Richard Bernal of Bethany, Okla.; sister, Virginia Carrasco of Houston; and one grandchild.

Francisca Mata
PECOS _ Francisca C. Mata, 81, a homemaker, died Friday, Aug. 29, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital and Medical Center.
Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel in Pecos. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church in Pecos with the Rev. Antonio Mena officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home in Pecos.
She was born in Ruidosa, N.M., and was a resident of Pecos. She was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Felix Mata, Domingo ``Mingo'' Mata and Enrique Mata, all of Pecos; daughters, Julia Contreras, Catalina ``Cato'' Ybarra, Flora Ybarra and Anita Evaro, all of Pecos and Vicky Ybarra of Midland; brothers, Lupe Carrasco and Nick Carrasco, both of Pecos; sisters, Eugenia Sanchez of Toyah, Manuela Contreras of Pecos and Catalina ``La Wera'' Meraz of Amarillo; 34 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren.

Richard Dillow
MONAHANS _ Richard E. ``Dick'' Dillow, 66, a retired tool pusher, died Friday, Aug. 29, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital and Medical Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harkey Funeral Home Chapel in Monahans with the Rev. Ramon Swope officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Roxanne, Ill., and was a resident of Monahans. He was a Christian.
SURVIVORS: Norma Dillow of Monahans; son, Richard Michael Dillow of Monahans; daughters, Christi Christian of Big Lake and Tammy Jean of Arlington; brother, Ralph Dillow of Illinois; sister, Lois Dillow of Craig, Colo.; and five grandchildren.

Herb Stiefvater
ODESSA _ Herb Stiefvater, 85, a former tool pusher with McQueen-Stout Drilling Co., died Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, La.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa with the Rev. Jess Little officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Valders, Wis., and was a resident of Odessa from 1951 to 1993 before moving to Natchitoches, La. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Bob Stiefvater of Natchitoches, La., and Dan Stiefvater of Houston; seven brothers; four sisters; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Letha M. Woodcox
ODESSA _ Letha M. Woodcox, 83, a former Odessa Laundry employee, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997, at Seabury Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa with the Rev. Jess Little officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Winters and moved to Odessa in 1940 from Eastland. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Flora Griffin of Odessa; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Amanda Hernandez
KERMIT _ Amanda Hernandez, 62, a homemaker died Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital and Medical Center.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Ralph Barranger officiating. Burial will be at the Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was born in Del Rio and was a resident of Winkler County for 40 years. She was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Santiago Hernandez of Wink; sons, Santiago Hernandez Jr. and Ruben Hernandez, both of Wink; daughters, Delia Hernandez, Elizabeth Hernandez and Belinda Hernandez, all of Wink; brother, Joe H. Martinez of Waco; sister, Letty Campos of Sonora; and six grandchildren.

Frances Solley
HOBBS, N.M. _ Frances Ellen Solley, 61, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997, at Columbia Lea Regional Medical Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. MST Wednesday at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home in Hobbs, N.M. Burial will be at Prairie Haven Cemetery. Arrangements by Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
She was born in East Tawns, Mich., and was a resident of Hobbs, N.M.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Keith Solley of Odessa and Larry Solley of Hobbs, N.M.; brothers, Donald Heenan and Mike Heenan, both of East Tawns, Mich.; sisters, Dorothy Potts and Kathy Sheehan, both of East Tawns, Mich.; and three grandchildren.

William Paul Birdsong
PEARLAND _ William Paul Birdsong, 87, died Monday, Aug. 1, 1997, in Pearland.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. at today at Southpark Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bob Johnson and Luis White officiating. Burial will be at Southpark Cemetery in Pearland. Funeral arrangements by Southpark Funeral Home.
He was born in Lebanon, Okla., and had been a resident of Pearland since 1968.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Eunice Birdsong of Pearland; sons, Kenneth Birdsong of Bokeelia, Fla., James Birdsong of Pearland and J.C. Birdsong of Houston; sister, Evelyn Thomas of Beaverton, Ore.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Jesus Miguel Bustos
SANDERSON _ Jesus Miguel Bustos, 61, a ranch hand, died Sunday Aug. 31, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary was said at Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church. ass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. James Catholic Church in Sanderson with the Rev. Jim Chaumont officiating. Burial will be at Santa Rita Cemetery in Sanderson. Funeral arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Sanderson, where he was a lifelong resident. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Manuela Bustos of Sanderson; son, Tomas Bustos of Sanderson; and three grandchildren.

Mary Elizabeth Hedges
ODESSA _ Mary Elizabeth Hedges, 76, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 1997, at New Horizon Nursing Center.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Fort Smith, Ark., and was a resident of Odessa.

Odis Thursby
ODESSA _ Odis Thursby, 74, a retired porter, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Martinez Funeral Chapel with the Rev. William Tatum officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Fort Worth and had been a resident of Odessa for 48 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Franceta Thursby of Wharton; daughter, Jacqueline Thursby Burditt of Odessa; son, Elmberto Xavier Thursby of Wharton; stepson, Anthony King of Giddings; stepdaughter, Rachell King of Houston; brothers, Walter Ray Thursby and Eddie Lee Thursby, both of Greenville; and sister, Ruby Jewel Jones of Greenville.

Frances Sharlin Shaw
RICHARDSON _ Frances Sharlin Shaw, 33, a Human Resources department employee at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, in Dallas.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship Church in Richardson. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Odessa. Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home.
She was born in Odessa and was a resident of Dallas. She was a member of North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship Church.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Lester Shaw and Beulah Shaw, both of Odessa; brother, Lester Shaw Jr. of Dallas; and sisters, Leslie Compton of Dallas and Sandra Shaw of Odessa.

E.M.``Rip'' Bailey
BIG SPRING _ E.M. ``Rip'' Bailey, 81, of Forsan, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997, in Big Spring.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Big Spring with the Rev. Jack Clinkscales and the Rev. Dr. Stan Colby officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring.
He was born in Nolan County and had been a resident of Big Spring since 1926. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Cleo S. Bailey of Forsan; son, E. Murl Bailey Jr. of Malaino; daughter, Kathy Jane Bailey of Odessa; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill Bailey of Odessa; Gaylon Bailey of Morton; and sister, Winona Wiman of Lubbock.

Carolina Cadena
ODESSA _ Carolina Karen Cadena, 30, a homemaker, died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997, in Mexico.
Rosary will be said today at 2 p.m. at the Odessa Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Jospeh Catholic Church. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
She was a lifetime resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Valerie Cadena of Odessa; son, Oscar Cadena Jr. of Odessa; stepmother, Isaura Sauceda of Odessa; brothers, Kenneth Sauceda, Mario Sauceda and Silvestre Sauceda, all of Odessa; and sister, Thomasa Sauceda of Odessa.

Mildred Fiedler
ODESSA _ Mildred Irene Fiedler, 81, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997, at her residence.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ernest Easley officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Callahan County and was a resident of Odessa. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, John Fiedler of Odessa; son, Billy Carson of Goldsmith; daughter, Irene Paullett of Odessa; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Manuel Garcia
PECOS _ Manuel B. Garcia, 89, a retired construction worker, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997, at Pecos Nursing Home.
Rosary was said Tuesday night. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the Rev. Antonio Mena officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home in Pecos.
He was born in Shafter and was a lifetime resident of Pecos. He was a Catholic.
Survivors: Sons, Concepcion ``Teofilo'' Garcia, Ramon Garcia and Manuel ``Pina'' Garcia Jr., all of Pecos and Saul Garcia of El Paso; daughters, Eloisa Bustamante and Carlota Zubiate, both of Pecos, Catalina Detra Rayos of El Paso and Socorro Aguilar of Odessa; sister, Sabina Madrid of Pecos; 28 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Jesus Lujan
ODESSA _ Jesus Manuel Lujan Jr., 5, of Odessa died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997, in Mexico.
Rosary will be said today at 2 p.m. at the Odessa Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home.
He was born in Odessa and was a student at Sam Houston Elementary.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Valerie Cadena of Odessa; and brother, Oscar Cadena Jr. of Odessa.

Fabian Sauceda
ODESSA _ Fabian Sauceda, 12, of Odessa died Monday, Sept. 1 in Mexico. Rosary will be said today at 2 p.m. at the Odessa Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home.
He was born in Odessa and was a student at Bonham Junior High School.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Thomasa Sauceda of Odessa; sisters, Ashley Sauceda of Odessa; and Maria Sauceda of Odessa.

Frances Sharlin Shaw
ODESSA _ Frances Sharlin Shaw, 33, a Human Resources department employee at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, in Dallas.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Odessa and was a resident of Dallas. She was a member of North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship Church.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Lester Shaw and Beulah Shaw, both of Odessa; brother, Lester Shaw Jr. of Dallas; and sisters, Leslie Compton of Dallas and Sandra Shaw of Odessa.

Bobby Snider
JAL, N.M. _ Bobby Snider of Jal, N.M., 56, a field mechanic and plant operator for Enron, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997, at Permian General Hospital in Andrews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Jal with the Rev. Terry Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the Jal Cemetery. Arrangements by Calvary Funeral Home in Eunice, N.M.
He was born in Stanton and was a Baptist
SURVIVORS: Wife, Elsie Snider of Jal, N.M.; sons, Blake Snider and Brian Snider, both of Odessa; daughter, Bridget Fulfer of Jal, N.M.; brothers, Samuel D. Snider and James Snider, both of Jal, N.M.; sisters, Nell Chase of Andrews and Sarah Whitehead of Abilene.

Nathaniel Barnett
ANDREWS _ Nathaniel Dade Barnett, infant son of Kevin and Kristin Barnett of Andrews, was stillborn Sept. 3, 1997, at Permian General Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Andrews Babyland Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Henson officiating. Burial will follow in the Andrews Babyland Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Parents; grandparents, Dan and Lisa Mouser of Andrews; Jan and Jerry Welch of Malta, Mont.; Jack and Sally Barnett of Brownwood; great-grandparents, Carol Forbis of Abilene; Enslie and Linda Mouser of Andrews; and great-great-grandfather, Sam Dyess of Andrews.

Hector Garibay
MIDLAND _ Hector Flores Garibay, 44, diesel mechanic, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Vreteau officiating. Internment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home in Midland.
He was born in Corpus Christi, and moved to Midland at an early age. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine during the Vietnam conflict. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Eloiza Garibay of Midland; daughters, Anna Garibay of Midland; Adrienne Garibay of Midland; Tina Ortega of Midland; Angela Garibay of Midland; Marcie Gonzales of Midland; Erica Patton of Holloman Air Force Base, Almagordo, N.M.; brothers, Walter Garibay Sr. of Midland; Edward Garibay of Midland; sister, Yolanda Gutierrez of Odessa; and four grandchildren.

Jewel McCorcle
ODESSA _ Jewel Julia McCorcle, 82, retired bookkeeper, of Odessa died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Internment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Colorado City and moved to Odessa in 1941. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Gary McCorcle of Odessa; Thelton W. McCorcle of Auburn, Ala.; Jimmy D. McCorcle of Trinity; Finis D. McCorcle of Baytown; brother, Lewel E. Robison of Midland; sister, Evelyn E. Webster of Midland; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Duncan McDonald
LUBBOCK _ Duncan McDonald, 16 months, of Fort Stockton died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997.
Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes Catholic Church today at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Geller officiating. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Bad Krunach, Germany, and had lived in Fort Stockton for 10 months.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Chris and Naomi McDonald of Fort Stockton; grandparents, Barb and Tim Schmitz of Custard S.D.; Jud and Christine McDonald of Antiquea, Calif.; and brother, Nicholas McDonald of Fort Stockton.

Robert McKee
ODESSA _ Robert Dee McKee, 57, foreman of oilfield and construction company, of Odessa died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997, at his residence.
Mass was celebrated Thursday, Sept. 4, at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel A. Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Sonora, and was a member of Mission Bapist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Dolores McKee of Odessa; sons, Virgil McKee of Odessa, Wesley McKee of Atlanta, Ga.; step-son, Larry Poyner of Odessa; step-daughters, Debbie Jenkins of Odessa; Tammy Mills of Odessa; brothers, Mitchell McKee of Odessa; Joe McKee of McCamey; Bruce McKee of Imperial; Frank McKee of Pampa; Charlie McKee of McCamey; sisters, Margarey Wagner of Dallas; Linda Brown of McCamey; Joyce McKee of McCamey; two grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

Willie Shortes
TAOS, N.M. _ Willie Epley Shortes, 87, of Taos, N.M., died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. Funeral arrangements by Gilbreath Funeral Home.
She was born in Midland and lived in Odessa from 1936 to 1994 when she moved to New Braunfels. She had lived in Taos for the past nine months. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Odessa and the Republican Women Organization.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Sue Davis of New Braunfels; Nancy Stewart of Taos, N.M.; brother, Ernest Epley of Pecos; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Eula Stewart
SEMINOLE _ Eula Orlena Stewart, 97, homemaker and hat maker, of Seminole died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997, at Memorial Health Care Center.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Anson. Funeral arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home.
She was born in Limestone County and was a Methodist. She had been a resident of Seminole since 1995.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Joe Ed Stewart of Seminole; Ray Dell Lefevere of Lubbock; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Robert Walker
PECOS _ Robert Neal Walker, 82, superintendent for Cotton Oil Mill, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997, at his residence.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Church of Christ in Pecos. Funeral arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
He was born in Ballenger and had been a resident of Pecos for 47 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Sons, G.W. Walker of Pecos; Bob N. Walker of Leaday; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


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