Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Jaime Calderon
BIG SPRING _ Jaime Armendariz Calderon, 31, of Fort Stockton, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Templos de los Olivos with the Rev. Siliom Ponce officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park and Crematory. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Fort Stockton.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Manuel and Elva Calderon of Fort Stockton; brothers, Jesus Calderon and Omar Calderon, both of Fort Stockton, and Alberto Leyva of Midland; sister, Manuela Calderon and Aracely Leyva and Ritaelia Galindo, all of Fort Stockton; and grandmother, Sophia Leyva of Mexico.

Robert Carter
MIDLAND _ Robert V. ``Bob'' Carter, 62, an employee of Onda- lay Pipe and Rental, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in New Orleans, La., and was a resident of Midland. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Michelle James, Shannon Wallace and Marty Carter, all of Midland; mother, Margaret Smith of Midland; brothers, Bill Carter of Carona, Calif., and Ronnie Smith of Midland; sister, Wanda Tone of Midland; and four grandchildren.

Maria Castro
PECOS _ Maria ``Chachita'' Mora Castro, 59, a homemaker, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the Rev. Antonio Mena officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born in Pecos and was a lifetime resident of Pecos. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Sergio Castro of Pecos; son, Jaime Navarette of Pecos; daughters, Amy Navarette, Brenda Casillas and Mary Helen Fuentez, all of Pecos, Yvonne Herrera of Odessa and Betty Ornelas of Madera, Calif.; brother, Luis Mora of Pecos; sisters, Ramona Jimenez of Odessa and Delma Mosley of Carlsbad, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Marguerite Johnson
PAMPA _ Marguerite Johnson, 82, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, in Odessa.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with the Rev. John Glover officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
She was born in Alawee, Okla., and was a resident of Pampa since 1929. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Jean Miller of Levelland and Dorothy Johnson of Odessa; brother, L.F. McDaniel of Ada, Okla.; two grandchilden; and five great-grandchildren.

Leon Linton
MIDLAND _ Leon Linton, 76, a retired maintenance supervisor with Phillips Petroleum, died Sunday in Midland.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Bellview Baptist Church with the Rev. Myron Unruh officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in Morris, Okla., and was a resident of Midland since 1972. He was a veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Fred Linton of Monahans, Jimmy Linton of Angel Fire, N.M., and Roger Linton of Midland; and five grandchildren.

Payton Parker
ODESSA _ Payton An'Marie Parker, 8-month old infant daughter of Eric Parker and Kari Robinson of Odessa, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Reno, Nev., and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Parents; brother, Eric Parker Jr. of Odessa; sister, Stormmi Dodd of Odessa; grandparents, William Glen and Betty Parker of Sacramento, Calif., Ronnie and Sharon Bolen of Odessa, and Danny Robinson of Carson City, Nev.; and great-grandmother, Grace Pettus of Gardendale.

Raul Sanchez
SANDERSON _ Raul Sanchez, 65, a contractor, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at St. James Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church. Burial will be at Santa Rita Cemetery. Arrangements by Geeslin Funeral Home of Alpine.
He was a lifelong resident of Sanderson. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Amelia Sanchez of Sanderson; sons, George Sanchez and Richard Sanchez, both of Austin, Juan Carlos Sanchez of Waco, Jose Raul Sanchez, Mike Sanchez and Ray Sanchez, all of Sanderson; brothers, Francisco Ramirez and Julia Munoz, both of Sanderson, and Manuela Dehovas of San Antonio; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Albertine Carache
ODESSA _ Albertine Carache, 83, of Odessa died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Avalon Nursing Home.
Services are pending with Martinez Funeral Home.

Shirley Lawrence
ANDREWS _ Shirley Ann Lawrence, 42, a homemaker, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at Permian General Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Andrews. Burial will be at Andrews North Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Morton and was a resident of Odessa before moving to Andrews in 1991. She was a member of New Jerusalem Church in Denver City.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Bobby Ray Lawrence of Andrews; sons, Roy Ervin and Kevin Lawrence, both of Andrews; daughters, LaTrechia Ervin of Odessa and Feleshia Lawrence of Andrews; father, Eddie Moore of Austin; sisters, Faye Foster and Patricia Jackson, both of Lemoore, Calif., and Christine Shumaker of Illinois; brother, E.J. Moore of Snyder; grandfather, Willie Wilson of Andrews; and four grandchildren.

Grover Little
ODESSA _ Grover Little, 89, a photographer, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at his residence.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crescent Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Humphries officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was born in Ada, Okla., and was a resident of Odessa. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mattie Belle Little of Odessa; son, Bob Little of Gardendale; stepson, Harvey Davisson of Dallas; stepdaughters, Martha Whitlock of Odessa and Joy Cryer of Houston; sister, June Wilson of Brownsville; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Virdie Thomason
MIDLAND _ Virdie Thomason, 86, a retired Midland Independent School District food service employee, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center of Midland.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel in Midland with the Rev. Dr. James Bishop officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Wetumka, Okla., and was a resident of Kansas before moving to Midland in 1952. She was a member of the Church of God.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Dillard Thomason of Denver, Colo., Willard Thomason of Ulysses, Kan., Tommy Thomason of Odessa and Milford Thomason of Midland; daughter, Frances Betterton of Greenwood; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

John Burks Jr.
ODESSA _ John Henry Burks Jr., 71, died Friday, March 7, 1997. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Rosehill Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Dennis officiating. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Caldwell and attended Agape Ministries.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Franki Biggs of Palm Springs, Calif.; and son, Floyd Stonym of Cleveland, Ohio.

Billy Dockery
ANDREWS _ Billy Joe Dockery, 53, a well service operator, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at First Assembly of God Church in Andrews with the Rev. Kerry Tilley officiating. Burial will be at Andrews West Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home, Inc.
He was born in Rock City, Ala., and moved to Andrews in 1967 from Winfield, Ala. He was Pentecostal.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Irene Shirey of Winfield, Ala.; sons, Bobby Dockery of Hobbs, N.M., and Domingo Galindo Jr. and Christopher Dockery, both of Andrews; daughters, Patricia Tate of Cocoa, Fla., Rosemary Wilkinson of Dora, Ala., Emma Gomez of El Paso and Mary Llanez, Linda Villafurete, Cindy Lopez, Corina De LaCruz and Carolina Lopez, all of Andrews; brothers, Ray Dockery of Hobbs, N.M., J.H. Dockery of Guin, Ala., and Paul Dockery of Florence, Ala.; 34 grandchildren; and eight great-granchildren.

Maria Flores
FORT STOCKTON _ Maria Blainos Flores, 76, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Pecos Memorial Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Stockton with the Rev. Charles Geller officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Jolanda Jaques and Janie Duarte, both of Fort Stockton; sister, Ofelia Velasquez of McCamey; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Lillian Mitchell
ANDREWS _ Lillian Lorene Mitchell, 80, a homemaker, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Permian General Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at McKinney Acres Baptist Church with the Revs. Dale Dozier and Ted Short officiating. Burial will be at Andrews West Cemetery. Arrangments by McNett Funeral Home, Inc.
She was born in Vernon and moved to Andrews in 1948 from Ackerly. She was a member of McKinney Acres Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, Roy Mitchell of Andrews; daughter, Brenda Gray of Andrews; and five grandchildren.

Jimmy Natividad
PECOS _ Jimmy Natividad, 59, a laborer, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the Rev. Antonio Mena officiating. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
He was born in Toyahvale and was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Patricia Wren of Costa Mesa, Calif., Sylvia Bonillas of Fontana, Calif., Anabel Zubeldia of Chino, Calif., Estella Cordero of LaHarba, Calif., and Julie Natividad of Albuquerque; brothers, Pedro Natividad of El Paso, Benito Natividad of Dallas and Ramon Natividad of Pecos; sisters, Rosa Rodriguez and Rufina Rayos, both of Pecos, and Rita Fuentes and Kathy Lara, both of Odessa; and 10 grandchildren.

Frank Williams
BROWNWOOD _ Frank T. Williams, 83, a retired Amoco Oil Company employee, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in Abilene.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Gaston officiating. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Park.
He was born in May and lived in Abilene for two years. He was a member of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Bee Williams of Abilene; daughters, Linda Robinson of Odessa and Betty McKelvy of Abilene; sister, Elwanda Coppic of Brownwood; brothers, Darrell Williams of Georgetown and Kelly Williams of Houston; and three grandsons.

William Braddy
ODESSA _ William Bert Braddy, 85, a retired oil field construction worker, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, in Cedar Park.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Eliasville and was a resident of Odessa before moving to Cedar Park. He was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Bill Braddy of Austin; and daughters, Rhonda Tschewik of Dallas, Linda Nelson of Lago Vista, Judy Tate of Winona and Candice Lancaster of Grapevine.

Donald Dudley
TYLER _ Donald M. Dudley, 41, a dentist, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, at a Tyler hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Lloyd James Chapel in Tyler with Perry Hall officiating. Burial will be at Whitehouse Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Lloyd James Funeral Home.
He was born in Monahans and was a resident of Tyler. He served in the Air Force. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Debra Ann Dudley of Tyler; sons, Dustin Dudley and Dillion Dudley, both of Tyler; daughter, Diana Dudley of Tyler; mother, Norma Jean Dudley of Midland; brother, Dale Dudley of Austin; and sisters, Sherry Shelton of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Susan Brown of Odessa.

Douglas Harrison
DENVER CITY _ Douglas Ted Harrison, 34, a mechanic, died Monday, April 7, 1997, at his residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Trinity Baptist Church in Denver City with the Rev. James Aulds officiating. Burial will be at Denver City Memorial Park. Arrangements by Boyer Funeral Chapel.
He was born in San Antonio and was a resident of Denver City. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Mother, JoAnn Janelle Harrison of Denver City; brother, Larry Harrison of Lebanon, Tenn.; and sister, Teri Lynette Caison of South Port, N.C.

Willie Husky
KERMIT _ Willie Nelle ``Tillie'' Husky, 72, a retired Winkler County secretary, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Eastside Church of Christ with Brian McGonagill and Harold Durham officiating. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was born in Colorado City and was a resident of Kermit. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Bob Husky of Kermit; son, Bobby Husky of Cotulla, Texas; daughter, Jackye Nelle Leonard of Rule, Texas; brother, Emmitt Tilley of Kennewick, Wash.; sisters, Emma Lena Elliott of Midland and Mary Boxley of Wickett; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Richard Sleeper
SNYDER _ Richard Lee Sleeper, 79, a Chevron office supervisor, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Snyder with the Rev. Jerald Leatham officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco. Arrangements by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
He was born in Wagoner, Okla., and was a resident of Snyder. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Virginia Sleeper of Snyder; son, Richard Lee Sleeper Jr., of Alpine; daughters, Emmalie John of Levelland, Kathryn Moore of Austin and Margaret Potting of Arvada, Colo.; brother, Dr. Harold Sleeper of Hendersonvill, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Minnie Williams
MIDLAND _ Minnie Opal Williams, 63, a former Southwestern Bell employee, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel in Midland. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Mason and was a resident of Midland. She was a Baptist. SURVIVORS: Husband, J.F. ``Bill'' Williams of Midland; sons, John Williams and Leslie Williams, both of Midland; daughter, Laura Williams of Kingsland; brothers, Ralph Davis of Brownwood, Haskell Davis of Dell City, Okla., and S.R. Davis of Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Edgar Albritoon
ODESSA _ Edgar ``Edd'' Albritoon, 79, of Conroe died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.

Marggie Brown
WINK _ Marggie ``McDougal'' Brown, 74, a retired teacher, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, in Nacogdoches.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Wink with the Rev. Tim Luttrall and Larry Landusky officiating. 
Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery.
Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was a resident of Englewood, Colo.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Jack W. Brown of Englewood, Colo.; sons, Jack W. Brown II of Boulder, Colo., David Robert Brown of Englewood, Colo., and Richard Brown of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Sandra Sue Sorter of Boulder, Colo; and sisters, Edna Earl Weger of Tulsa, Okla., Donnie Wright of Kermit and Jo Johnson of Hobbs, N.M.

Ann Heath
CRANE _ Ann Heath, 66, a retired Crane school maintenance employee, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, in Odessa.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Crane Christian Church with the Revs. Jim Hester and Arthur Rodriguez officiating. Burial will be at Crane County Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
She was born in Borger and was a resident of Crane. She was a member of the Crane Christian Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, Jimmy R. Heath Jr., of Crane; daughters, Brenda Hardaway of Jal, N.M., Earlene Boyd and Patricia Russell, both of Crane; brothers, Emmitt Tyler of Gardendale and Edd Tyler of Odessa; sisters, Ruth Patterson of Mineral Wells, Grace Pettus of Gardendale and Lillie Washburn of Odessa; 11 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Jimmy Heath
CRANE _ Jimmy R. Heath, 66, a retired ARCO employee, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, in Odessa.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Crane Christian Church with the Revs. Jim Hester and Arthur Rodriguez officiating. Burial will be at Crane County Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
He was born in Rush Springs, Okla., and was a resident of Crane. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
SURVIVORS: Son, Jimmy R. Heath Jr., of Crane; daughters, Brenda Hardaway of Jal, N.M., Earlene Boyd and Patricia Russell, both of Crane; brothers, Preston Heath of Stephenville, Glen Heath of San Angelo, J.B. Heath of Lake Livingston and Bobby Heath of Odessa; sister, Geraldine Dozier of Midland; 11 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Lucille Henrich
KERMIT _ Lucille Probst Henrich, 85, a former Avon representative, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Kermit with the Revs. Gary Seelau and David Weyant officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was born in Katemcy and was a resident of Kermit before moving to Odessa. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Derris Louis Henrich of Kermit; and daughters, Cathy Henry of Grants, N.M., and Sharon Ann Lipham of Odessa.

Leo King
IRAAN _ Leo King, 56, owner of Leo and Sons, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, in Odessa. 
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Iraan High School auditorium with the Rev. Mike Wright officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
He was born in Wink and was a resident of Iraan. He was a Baptist and a U.S. Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Sandra King of Iraan; son, Wyn King of Iraan; daughter, Susie Morgan of Comanche; father, Chester King of Fort Stockton; brother, Garland King of Fort Stockton; sister, Patricia Duron Lightfoot of Odessa; and two grandchildren.

Victoria Lozano
ODESSA _ Victoria Lozano, infant daughter of Javier and Socorro Lozano, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Les Bowling officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
SURVIVORS: Father, Javier Lozano of Odessa; mother, Socorro Lozano of Odessa; brothers, Javier A. Lozano and David Lozano, both of Odessa; grandparents, Albert and Emilia Carrillo of El Paso and J.R. and Emma Lozano of Juarez, Mexico.

Nicholas Navarette
ODESSA _ Nicholas Navarette, infant son of Silvestre Ramirez and Debra Navarette, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery with Jesus Mercado officiating. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Father, Silvestre Ramirez of Odessa; mother, Debra Navarette of Odessa; brother, Robert Michael Navarette of Odessa; grandfather, Gilbert Navarette of Odessa; and grandmother, Librada Navarette of Odessa.

Jesus Ramirez
MONAHANS _ Jesus Ibara Ramirez, 65, a heavy equipment operator, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at St. Gertrude Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Saturday at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Monahans with the Rev. John Lucido officiating. Burial will be at Tamarish Cemetery in Grandfalls.
He was born in Piedras Negras and was a resident of Grandfalls. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Pete Ramirez and Rey Ramirez, both of Grandfalls, Rudy Ramirez of Imperial, Richard Ramirez of San Antonio, Rafael Ramirez of Boulder City and Roy Ramirez of Pampa; daughters, Mary Noriega and Celia Rodriguez, both of Grandfalls and Elvira Deleon of Memphis, Texas; brothers, Antonio Ramirez of Grandfalls and Jose Iness Ramirez of Lubbock; sisters, Virginia Galindo and Maria Santos, both of Odessa; 25 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Berlena McQueen
ODESSA _ Berlena Helen McQueen, 83, of Odessa died Thursday, April 10, 1997, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Martinez Funeral Home.


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