Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Richard Dalzell
FORT STOCKTON _ Richard H. Dalzell, 68, a retired Marine Corps officer, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, in Fort Stockton.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fort Stockton Funeral Home chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at the McKenzie Ranch. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Chelsea, Mass., and had been a resident of Fort Stockton since 1974. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean conflict, Santa Domingo conflict and the Vietnam War. He was Episcopalian.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Frances Dalzell of Fort Stockton; son, Stacy E. Dalzell of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter, Frances A. Dalzell of Waltham, Mass.; mother, Vivian Dalzell of Hampton, N.H.; brother, Stuart L. Dalzell of Rowley, Mass.; and sister, Dorothy Todd of Hampton.

R.D. Mosely
GRANDFALLS _ R.D. Mosely, 96, a homemaker, died Oct. 21, 1997, in Colorado City.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Grandfalls. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home in Monahans.
She was born in Camden and was a resident of Colorado City. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Billy James Mosley of Abilene and Jim Ray Mosley of Westbrook; daughters, Mary Francis Anders at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; 25 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Maud Robinson
PECOS _ Maud Darington Robinson, 94, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at her residence.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos with the Rev. James Sain officiating.
She was born in Navarro County and had been a resident of Pecos since 1978. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Maria Subia
BALMORHEA _ Maria Subia, 94, a homemaker, died Monday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Reeves County Hospital.
Rosary was said Wednesday at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at Christ the King Catholic Church in Balmorhea with the Rev. Juan Narez officiating. Burial will be at Balmorhea Cemetery.
She was born in Balmorhea was a resident of Pecos. She was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Frank Subia of Pecos, Eloy Subia of Fort Worth and Isaac Subia of Odessa; daughters, Eva Garcia and Lydia Rodriguez, both of Pecos; sisters, Genoveva Matta and Adela Urias, both of California; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Stella Swinney
ODESSA _ Stella Faye Swinney, 86, a homemaker, died Monday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sunset Heights Baptist Church in Odessa with the Rev. Jess Little officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Van Zant County and moved to Odessa in 1945 from Merkel. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, W.M. Swinney of Odessa; sons, Kenneth W. Swinney Sr. of Hobbs, N.M., and William Boyd Swinney of Odessa; daughters, Jaunice Klasing of Midland and Barbara Ann Pate of Odessa; 15 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Max Watters
ODESSA _ Max Wheeler Watters, 61, a former Odessa police sergeant, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernest Easley officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Coleman and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Nola Kay Watters of Odessa; sons, Jimmy Watters and Kinny Watters, both of Odessa; mother, Bea Watters of Midland; sister, Carol Lee Ballard of Midland; and three grandchildren.

Ida White
ODESSA _ Ida Mae White, 86, former owner of Fashion Cleaners, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Troy officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Halletsville, and moved to Odessa in 1958 from Corpus Christi. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Lena Rae Dunn of Karnes City.

Nancy Mullens
ODESSA _ Nancy Mullens, 77, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at Coleman County Medical Center in Coleman.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Jim Pope officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Saratoga and moved to Odessa in 1971 from Crane. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, C.L. Mullens of Odessa; son, Michael Mullens of Fort Collins, Colo.; daughter, Sallye Hubnik of Odessa; brothers, Jess Jordan Jr. and Dick Jordan, both of Victoria and Sam Jordan of Edna; sister, Burba Thornton of Waco; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Thomas Pederson
CONWAY, ARK. _ Thomas Howard Pederson, 39, a maintenance worker for Virco Manufacturing Inc., of Greenbriar, Ark., died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Lisa Pederson of Greenbriar, Ark.; daughter, Wanda Pederson of Morrilton, Ark.; parents, Lawrence and Audrey Pederson of Odessa; sisters, Diana Oldham of Carson City, Mich., Cindy Farnsworth, Jean Bee and Vickie Farrell, all of Odessa; grandfather, Kenneth Morford Sr. of Simi Valley, Calif.; and one grandchild.

Roland Streit
MIDLAND _ Roland Francis Streit, 55, owner of Caprock Title Company, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital and Medical Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Luke's Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in Evansville, Ind., and grew up in Odessa. He had lived in Midland since 1986 and was a member of the Episcopal Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Virginia Mitchell Streit of Midland; mother, Edny Hardy Streit of Odessa; and brother, Roy L. Streit of Portsmouth, R.I.

Max Watters
ODESSA _ Max Wheeler Watters, 61, an Odessa police officer, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernest Easley officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Coleman and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Nola Kay Watters of Odessa; sons, Jimmy Watters and Kimmy Watters, both of Odessa; mother, Bea Watters of Midland; brother, Jackie Watters of Midland; sister, Carol Lee Ballard of Midland; and three grandchildren.

Nadeene Ballenger
JAL, N.M. _ H. Nadeene Ballenger, 83, a retired nurse, died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at Hobbs Transitional Care Unit in Hobbs, N.M.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Jal, N.M., with the Rev. Jim Green officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel in Kermit.
She was born in Carrington, Mo., and was a resident of Jal. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, R. Lewis Ballenger of Ridgecrest, Calif., and James E. Ballenger of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Kathryn F. Slagle of Austin and Susan E. Bellinghausen of Houston; sister, Alma Erwin of Kansas City, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jack Dean Sr.
MAY _ Jack D. ``Dizzy'' Dean Sr., 69, a former Phillips Petroleum Co. plant operator and leak detector, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at May First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Hester officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Arrangements by Heartland Funeral Home in Early.
He was born in Thrifty and was a resident of Lake Brownwood. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Glenna Dean of Lake Brownwood; sons, Jack Dean Jr. of Odessa, James Dean of Bryan, Jerry Dean of Abilene, Sammy Dean of Oceanside, Calif., Tony Dean of Brownwood and Orvil Tidwell of Corpus Christi; daughters, Judy Dean of Koror Palau and Doris Cotton of Fort Worth; brother, Ralph Dean of Andrews; 24 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Dwain Elliott
IMPERIAL _ Dwain Arthur Elliott, 78, a retired heavy machine operator, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Imperial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Gypsum, Kan., and was a longtime resident of Imperial. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Carolyn Jeter of Abilene, Peggy Joyce Irvin of Odessa and Patty Graham of Imperial; sisters, Gladys Zeitler of Benton, Ark., and Wilma Duty of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Johnnie Estes
JASPER _ Johnnie M. Estes, 70, died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, in Jasper.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Cemetery with the Revs. Tom Brown and Cecil Pemberton officiating. Arrangements by Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.
She was born in Patricia and was a longtime resident of Odessa before moving to Jasper in 1983.
SURVIVORS: Son, Norman G. Estes of Jasper; daughter, Lanelle Davis of Jasper; mother, Lillian Bridgers of Walters, Okla.; brothers, James Bridgers and Lindley Bridgers, both of Walters, and Gary Wayne Bridgers of Duncan, Okla.; sisters, Dorothy Hasty and Mary Giles, both of Duncan, Okla., Maxine Holt of Camchee, Okla., Shirley Wharry of Custer City, Okla., and Darlene Cecil of Walters, Okla.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Andres Flores
MONAHANS _ Andres Flores, 32, an oilfield worker, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, in Imperial.
Rosary was said Friday at Harkey Funeral Home in Monahans. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. John's Catholic Church in Monahans. Burial will be in Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and was has been a resident of Monahans since 1986. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Evangelin Flores of Monahans; son, Elias Andres Flores of Monahans; father, Elias Flores of Jalisco; brothers, Juan Manuel Flores of Jalisco, Umberto Flores, Rajelio Flores, Francisco Flores and Ricardo Flores, all of El Paso, and Ignacio Flores of Monahans; and sisters, Elida Espinoza of Wisconsin, E. Erosina Cierra of Oklahoma City, Leticia Flores and Elvia Flores, both of Mexico, and Maria Flores of Odessa.

Kim Neil
IRAAN _ Kim Ann Neil, 42, a licensed vocational nurse, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Iraan with the Rev. Steve Swisher officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
She was born in Bryan and was a resident of Iraan before moving to Midland. She was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Parents, F. Charles Laffoon and Jane Laffoon of Iraan; brother, Kye Laffoon of Katy; sister, Amy Daniels of Midland; and grandmother, Opal Cole of Grand Falls.

Johnnie Stocks
ODESSA _ Johnnie Stocks, 81, a construction worker, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at his residence.
Services were held Friday at Martinez Funeral Home with the Rev. H.L. Lewis officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Calvert and was a resident of Odessa. He was Baptist.

Lois Wilcoxson
KERMIT _ Lois Marie Wilcoxson, 68, a retired insurance underwriter with Melton Insurance Agency, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Southern Manor Nursing Home in Lubbock.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Kermit with the Rev. Dean Kelm officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was born in Crane and was a resident of Odessa before moving to Lubbock. She was Lutheran.
SURVIVORS: Son, Warren Keith Wilcoxson of Lubbock; daughters, Laura Rose Morris of Lubbock, Marsha Suzanne Prestridge of Jackson and Debra Kay Unger of Odessa; mother, Grace L. Ponter of San Angelo; stepmother, Genevieve Schneider of Riverside, Calif.; brother, Danny Schneider of Enunclaw, Wash.; sisters, Betty Eickenhorst of San Angelo, Karlene Vinson of Glen Avon, Calif., and Debbie Greenfield of Kent, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Hazel Cope
ODESSA _ Hazel Delora Cope, 79, a homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1997, at Crane Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors with the Rev. Terry Wright officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Sand Creek, Okla., and had been a resident of Goldsmith since 1947. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: sons, Billy Dean Cope of Iraan and Bennie Wayne Cope of Goldsmith; daughter, Charlotte Lou Buckles of Goldsmith; brothers, Charles Terrell of Sacramento, Calif., and Robert L. Terrell of Aurora, Colo.; sisters, Colene Mooney of Sacramento, Calif., Bessie Ray Kaping of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Dessie Mae Starnes of Idaho Falls, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Camilla McBride
EARLY _ Camilla McBride, 82, a homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, in Early.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel in Early with the Rev. Jerry Galloway officiating. Burial will be at May Cemetery. Arrangements by Heartland Funeral Home.
She was born in Rising Star and was a longtime resident of Odessa before moving to Early in 1976. She was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Stanley K. McBride of Early; sons, Johnny McBride and S.K. McBride Jr., both of Odessa; daughters, Mae Claire McCoard of Arlington, Barbara McBride of Grand Prairie and Nelda Holman of Mesa, Ariz.; brother, Roger Smith of Lubbock; sister, Geneva Miller of Mayfield Heights, Ohio; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Maria Ortiz
OJINAGA, Mexico _ Maria Gloria Ortiz, 64, a homemaker, died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Martinez Funeral Home in Odessa. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Nstro Padre Jesus De Nazareno in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. Burial will be at El Ultimo Refugio. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Placer De Guadalupe, Mexico, and was a resident of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, before moving to Odessa 10 years ago. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Son, Oscar Ortiz of Kermit; daughters, Leticia Brito Lindberg and Yolanda Ortiz, both of Odessa and Ofelia Sanchez of Kermit; brother, Dolores Morales ®MDBU¯®MDNM¯of Chihuahua City, Mexico; sisters, Socorro Morales of Odessa and Lupe Morales of El Paso; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

W.J. Owen
MIDLAND _ W.J. ``Bill'' Owen, 79, a retired employee of U.S. Steel, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital and Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in Malakoff and had been a resident of Midland since 1967. He was an Army veteran and a member of the First Christian Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Kathleen Owen of Midland; daughters, Barbara S. Thomson of Roswell, N.M., and Judy Ann Bergsma of New York; brothers, Ernest Owen of Eustace, Newburn Owen of El Paso, Lester Owen of Dallas, Durwood Owen of New Orleans and Jimmy Owen of Largo, Fla.; sisters, Gladys Brown of Mabank and Gettys Johns of Seguin; and five grandchildren.

Florabell Patton
ANDREWS _ Florabell ``Flo'' Patton, 69, a retired secretary with Eppler Insurance Co., died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital in Lubbock.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Andrews with the Rev. Cynthia Ballard officiating. Burial will be at Andrews North Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Dressie and was a resident of Andrews. She was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Milton Patton of Andrews; son, Johnny Patton of Andrews; daughter, Donna Talent of Midland; and two grandchildren.


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