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Obituaries 2002
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Christina JaqueZ
Christina "Tina" Porras (Vara) Jaquez
Mrs. Christina "Tina" Porras (Vara) Jaquez, age 81, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2002, at her residence. Tina was born October 27, 1920 in Del Rio, TX and was a resident of Kermit for 57 years. She married Jose "Joe" DeLaLuz Jaquez on September 27, 1936 in Ft. Stockton, TX. He preceded her in death on August 9, 1999. Mrs. Jaquez was a homemaker.
She is survived by three daughters: Janie Woodard, Delia Heredia and Christina Perez all of Kermit; three sons: Enrique Jaquez of Kermit, Joe Jaquez of Deming, NM., David Jaquez of Artesia, NM.; sisters: Candida Munoz of Kermit, Conrada Jaquez of Andrews, TX and brother: Jose Vara of Phoenix, AZ.; Fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren
Rosary will be recited at Family Services Funeral Parlor at 7:00 PM Monday, September 2, 2002. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father John Lucido as celebrant. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX.
Pallbearers are Johnny Lozano, Michael Heredia, Mark Heredia, Ronnie Lozano, Jacob Jaquez and Cody Wayne Thomas.


Mary Marie Hill
Mary Marie (Henson) Hill
Mary Marie Hill, age 75, of Kermit, TX, died Saturday, August 31, 2002 at her residence. A homemaker, she was born February 22, 1927 in River Mines, MO to William Ira and Sarah Elizabeth (Henson) Lincoln.Mrs. Hill was a resident of Kermit for 28 years, having moved here from Iron Mountain, MO. She married Elmer Roy Hill in Carson City, NV on June 5, 1975. He preceded her in death on April 24, 1979. Son, Carter Counts and brothers, Fred Travis and William Lincoln also preceded her in death.
She is survived by seven daughters: Ruth Carson of Monahans, TX; Shirley Verdin of FL; Mary Lee Hughes of Patton, MO; Maggie Smithhart and Wanda Melton of Kermit, TX; Mary Eva Williams of Bonne Terre, MO and Christina Harris of Philo, Ill. Four sons: Joe Henson of Kermit, TX; Lee Henson of Big Springs, TX; Billy Ames of Iron Mountain, MO and Thomas Henson of Farmington, MO. One brother, Wesley Lincoln of Jacksonville, OR. Twenty-four grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers are Tommy Smithhart, James Johnson, Marty Belcourt, Joey Hughes, Robert Custer and Steven Smithhart. Honorary pallbearers are Allen Smithhart, Donnie Perry and Christopher Isbell.
Arrangements and services are entrusted to and will be held at Family Services Funeral Parlor at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 4, 2002, with Minister Russ Smith, Sr. officiating. Interment will be at Psalm 23 Cemetery in the Perry Addition in Kermit, TX.


Robert Ray Boner
Mr. Robert Ray Boner, age 48, of Kermit, died Thursday, September 5, 2002, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Mr. Boner, a life long resident of Kermit, born February 26, 1954, was the son of the late Samuel Thomas Boner and the late Elsie Odessa Elmore.
Mr. Boner had worked in the oilfields as a driller and had retired after a lengthy illness.
He is survived by three daughters: Rachel Boner, Amy Renko and Jenny Jordan of Eastland, TX; three sons: Dusty Boner of Kerrville, TX, Rusty Boner of Eastland, TX and Scott Boner of Houston, TX; two sisters: Phyllis Shropshire and Billie Durham of Kermit and two brothers: Stanley Boner of Kerrville, TX and Roger Boner of Woodville, TX; and nine grandchildren.
Mr. Boner is preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one sister; Margaret Sue Allford and two brothers; Earnest and Joe Boner.
Services were held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 8, 2002 at Family Services Funeral Parlor in Kermit, TX.


Vicente Hernandez Gonzales
Mr. Vicente Hernandez Gonzales, Jr., age 41, of Kermit, TX, died Saturday, September 7, 2002 in Carlsbad, NM. He was born May 7, 1961 in Phoenix, AZ. to Vicente and Maria Magdalena (Hernandez) Gonzales, Sr.Mr. Gonzales was a resident of Kermit for the past 11 years, having moved here from Odessa and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Cruz Sanchez Medrano, Daughters, Adriana Gonzales of Jal, NM, Valerie Gonzales of Kermit; Step Daughters, Jessica Sanchez and Priscilla Sanchez of Midland,TX; Step Son, Justin Sanchez of Kermit; Three Sisters, Noemi Gonzales, Concha Hernandez and Maria DeLaLuz Nino of Mexico; One Brother, Lupe Marquez of Grandfalls and One grandchild.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at Family Services Funeral Parlor in Kermit. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father John Lucido officiating. Interment will be at Jal Cemetery in Jal, NM.


Hector Daniel Polanco, Sr.
Mr. Hector Daniel Polanco, Sr., age 57, of Kermit, TX, passed away Monday, September 16, 2002 at his home. Mr. Polanco was a self employed carpenter.
Born March 7, 1945 in Ojinaga, Mexico to the late Rafael Planco and the late Margarita (Galindo) Polanco, Hector was a resident of Kermit for the past 21 years. He is survived by his wife Olivian (Bejarano) Polanco; Daughters: Blanca Estella Ramos and Sandra Polanco of Kermit and Elizabeth Campos of Presidio, TX.; Sons: Hector Polanco, Jr. and Eloy Polanco of Kermit. Six Sisters: Carlota Arreola and Lydia Carrasco of Kermit, Eva Samaniego of Odessa, Maria Bustamante of Andrews, Juana Acosta of Fort Stockton, and Leonila Carrasco of Ojinaga, Mexico. One Brother: Jose Polanco of Kermit and eleven grandchildren.
Prayer Services are scheduled at 8:00 PM, Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 215 West Campbell, Funeral Services are scheduled at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at the same residence. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery


Rose Mary (Najar) Flores
Rose Mary Flores, age 61, of Kermit, TX, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at her home. Mrs. Flores was a resident of Kermit for 11 years, having moved here from Roswell, NM.
Born September 4, 1941 in Roswell, New Mexico to the late Juan Najar and the late Delores (Benavides) Najar, she is survived by her husband Porfirio Flores of Artesia, NM; Two daughters: Christina and Gabriela Flores of Kermit; Two sons: Larry Vegara and Richard Najar of Roswell, NM; Two sisters: Nelly Najar and Beatrice Najar of Roswell, NM; Three brothers: Lencho and Jesus Najar of Roswell, NM and Phillip Najar of Artesia, NM; Six grandchildren: Marc, Daniel, and I'Mari Flores, Larry, Larrisa and Amber Vegara and one great grandchild: Angelina Gallegos.
Pallbearers were: Edmundo Briones, Alonzo Murillo, Manuel Salazar, Albert Munoz, Simon Estrada and Porfirio Mendez. Prayer Services were held Thursday, September 19, 2002, Funeral Services were held Friday, September 20, 2002, both at Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit. Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery


Mildred Marie Dixon
Mildred Marie Dixon
Mildred Marie Dixon, age 88, of Kermit passed away Thursday, September 19,2002 at her residence. A homemaker, she was born May 11, 1914 in Ringling, OK to John Richard and Myrtle Marie (Whisnant) Tucker and was a member of the First Baptist Church.Mrs. Dixon was a resident of Kermit for 55 years, having moved here from Troop, TX in 1947. She married Shelton Woodrow Dixon in Hilton, OK in 1934. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1991. Brothers Stanley and Richard Tucker also preceded her in death.
She is survived by daughter Jerry and her husband, Sam Vest of Monahans, TX; Two sons: Joe Blake Dixon of Camp Verde, AZ and Eddie and his wife Judy Dixon of De Leon, TX. One sister: Euda Raley of Marble Falls, TX; Eight grandchildren; Fourteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services are scheduled for Sunday, September 22, 2002 at Kermit Cemetery.

Jack Weldon Brown
Jack Weldon Brown
Jack Weldon Brown of Greenwood Village, Colorado, died Saturday, September 28, 2002, at the Hospice of Boulder County Care Center in Louisville, Colorado of lung cancer. He was 81.
He was born October 10, 1920, the youngest of three children, to Arthur Hutchinson Brown and Mary Roberta Reese in Rotan, Texas, in the midst of a West Texas oil boom. He was the valedictorian of his Wink High School class.
Mr. Brown served in the Army Corps of Engineers in World War II where his contributions include building airfields on the Aleutian Islands and building the Alcan Highway connecting Alaska and the United States. He obtained the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
On December 16, 1945, he married Marggie Lee McDougal in Wink, Texas. They were married 51 years until her death in 1997.
Mr. Brown graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station in 1947 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Brown was a lifelong Aggie enthusiast.
Mr. Brown’s engineering and leadership abilities were highly regarded in the oil and gas industry. This led to a variety of challenging assignments for Amoco Production Company in a number of western states from Utah to Texas spanning 36 years. He retired in 1984 as an Operations Manager for Amoco’s Denver Region.Mr. Brown will be remembered as a fine, Christian gentleman who loved and respected his country. He was a faithful, devoted husband; a loving, generous father and grandfather; a successful engineer; an inspiring leader; a handyman extraordinaire; and an avid fisherman, golfer and outdoorsman. Mr. Brown had a mischievous gleam in his eye and a wonderful, wry wit. He was a man of his word. Finally, he will be remembered for his tough battles against cancer throughout which he remained gracious, dignified, and uncomplaining.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his sister, Eleanor Weathermon. He is survived by his four children, Jack Brown, Jr., of Superior, Colorado; David Brown of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Richard Brown of Orlando, Florida; Sandra Sartor and her husband Joe of Longmont, Colorado; his three grandchildren, Lyndsay Lancaster, Samuel Sartor, and Lillian Sartor; his brother, Charles Brown and his wife Mary Lou of Fort Worth, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 4, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Family Services Funeral Parlor in Kermit, Texas. Services will be held on Saturday, October 5, at 2:00 pm at The First Baptist Church in Wink, Texas, with burial following at Kermit Cemetery. The services will be officiated by Larry Landusky and Boyd Fallwell. Pallbearers will be Jack Brown, Jr., David Brown, Richard Brown, Joe Sartor, Vince VanZago, Chris Rushing, Dean Rushing, and Lance Landusky.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Texas A&M Foundation, Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Fund, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840, in the name of Jack W. Brown.

Barbara Wood
Barbara Ann Wood
Barbara Ann Wood, age 67, of Kermit, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 5, 2002. Mrs. Wood was born December 2, 1934 in Birmingham, AL to the late Hugh Meadows and Amanda Martha Brady. She married Vernon Omega Wood, JR on September 19, 1954 in Kingsland, GA
She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a respected friend and a devout Christian. Mrs. Wood was a member of Baptist Temple Church in Kermit.
She was a resident of Kermit for 47 years, having moved here from Brunswick, GA in 1955. She is survived by her husband, Vernon, of 48 years; Five Daughters: Sharon Joyce Sellers of Fort Worth, Theresa Diane Wood, Phyllis Ann Thomas, Sheila Gale Martin and Martha Lynn Richardson of Wink, TX. Three Brothers: Jim and Ken Meadows of Atlanta, GA and Johnny Meadows of Connecticut. Ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services are scheduled at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at Baptist Temple Church in Kermit with Brother Richard Coffman officiating. Pallbearers will be Bryan Martin, Randy Thomas, Gayland Richardson, Roy Long, John Wingrove and Jamie Harding. Interment to follow at Kermit Cemetery.

George Wesley Holt
Mr. George Wesley Holt, age 66, of Kermit, TX, died Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Mr. Holt was born May 18, 1936 in Walters, OK to the late Albert Holt and Edna Collins. He was a retired welder.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Shirley Holt, of 12 years; Two daughters: Carla Akins of Kermit, Tonya Snow of Jal, NM; Five sons: Clifford Holt of Carrollton, TX, Darrell Holt of Stover, MO, Robert Holt of Farmington, NM and James Holt of Tyler, TX, Steve Mantooth of Jal, NM; Eleven grandchildren and Six great-grandchildren.
Grave side services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 12, 2002 at Kermit Cemetery with Brother Richard Coffman officiating. Interment to follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Jessie C Anchondo
Jessie C. Anchondo
Mr. Jessie C. Anchondo, age 35, of Kermit, TX, died Monday, October 14, 2002, in Ward County. Mr Anchondo was employed as a truck driver by Eddins-Walcher in Kermit. He was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church and served as President of the K-Band Booster Club.
Mr. Anchondo was a resident of Kermit for 13 years, having moved here from Pecos. He was born February 9, 1967 to Bernardo Anchondo and Maria Elena Cano in Ojinaga, Mexico.
He married Maria Peña on June 24, 1988 in Pecos, Tx. He is survived by his wife, Maria; Two daughters: Jessi Ann and Arianna Anchondo of Kermit, TX; One son: Joe Brian Anchondo of Kermit, TX. He is also survived by his parents, Three sisters: Anna Alicia Rodriquez of Odessa, TX, Marisol Anchondo of Baytown, TX and Carmina Anchondo of Pecos, Tx; Two Brothers: Benny Anchondo, JR of Pasadena, TX and Guillermo Anchondo of Pecos, TX
Rosary will be held at the Chapel at Family Services Funeral Parlor at 7 PM, Thursday, October 17, 2002. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 PM, Friday, October 18, 2002 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit, with Fr. John Lucido officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Guillermino Anchondo, Benny Anchondo, Roddy Chavez, Oscar Baeza, Ishmael Peña and Manuel Peña.

Lonnie Allen Chandler, Sr.
Lonnie Allen Chandler, Sr., age 85, of Monahans, died Friday, November 1, 2002, at Home Hospice House in Odessa. Mr. Chandler was born November 12, 1916 in Los Animas, CO to the late Alonzo Isaac Chandler and Leonora Wilson. He was a resident of Monahans for 36 years having moved there from Kermit in 1966.
He married Cleo Charlene Walton on August 11, 1944 in Socorro, NM. She preceded him in death on September 22, 1998. Mr. Chandler served in WWII with the Army Air Corps and was a retired mechanic.
He is survived by his daughters: Shirley King and husband, Wayland, of Imperial; Lynn Richardson, and husband Gary, of Kermit; and son, Allen Chandler of Monahans. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 2 sisters: Mary Edna Barnes and Hazel Knox; 2 brothers: Rufus and Marion Chandler; 1 granddaughter, Kimberly Jene King and 1 great grandson: Darin Layne Clark.
Pallbearers are Lonnie Richardson, Michael Richardson, Jeffery Richardson, David King, Allen-Michael Chandler and Terry Hansen. Honorary Pallbearers are Bill and Ben Barnes. Services are scheduled 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at Family Services Funeral Parlor Chapel with Mr. Brian McGonagill officiating. Interment will follow in Kermit Cemetery.

Bessie Lorene Hunter
Mrs. Bessie Lorene (Wills) Hunter, age 85, of Kermit, TX, passed away Monday, November 11, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Kermit. Born January 3, 1917 in Granite, OK, Mrs. Hunter was the only child of the late Bert Hall Wills and the late Winnie Agnes Copelin
On December 26, 1941, she married the love of her life, Thomas Keith Hunter in Mangum, OK. Both were members of the Baptist Church. He preceded her in death in 1998
She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Linda Emerson and her husband, Billy of Jal,NM and one son: Mr. Edwin Keith Hunter and his wife, Susan of Lampasas, TX. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
On January 28, 2001, she celebrated a family of five generations with the birth of her great-great granddaughter, Kaylee
Pallbearers will consist of family members. Services are scheduled at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at the Church of God in Jal, NM with Brother Michael May officiating. Interment will follow in Kermit Cemetery.

Mary Ann Thompson
Mary Ann Thompson
Mrs. Mary Ann Thompson, age 69 of Kermit, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, November 23, 2002. Mrs. Thompson was born to Sonny Lacey and Johnnie Mae Cook on August 14, 1933 in Rosebud, TX and had been a resident of Kermit for 48 years.
Mary Ann married the late James Lee Thompson in 1948 in Cameron, TX. He preceded her in death in 1976. She was a homemaker and a member of the West Side Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by her father, two daughters, one sister, and one Grandson, Edward Draughan.
She leaves behind her mother, Johnnie Mae Cook, six daughters: Mary Walker of Midland, Terease Joyce of Lubbock, and Jessie Alexander, Mary Francis Thompson, Bessie Lee and Dorothy Henry all of Kermit. One son, Billy Ray Thompson SR. of Kermit; Two sisters: Louise Cox of Kermit, and Viola Rucker of El Paso. 19 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Pallbearers are: M.V. Williams, Juan Vasquez, Tommy Jeffrey, Carroll Samuels, James Butler and Tommy Solomon. Honorary Pallbearers are: Charles Joyce, Ronny Walker, Jonathon Cross, James Alexander, Robert Lee and James Thompson.
Services will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at West Side Church of Christ in Kermit. Interment will follow in Kermit Cemetery.

WO Hunt, Jr
W.O. Hunt, Jr
Mr. W. O. Hunt, Jr., age 75, passed away December 6, 2002, at his residence in Kermit, Texas. He was a member of First Baptist Church and served in the US Army during World War II. He was also a member of VFW Post 6284, American Legion Post 339 and the Kermit Lodge # 1258 AF & AM.
Mr. Hunt was born October 16, 1927 in Abilene, TX to the late William Ollie Hunt and Exa Lee (Burns) Hunt. He was a life long resident of Kermit and had retired as self employed welder.
He is survived by his niece: Nancy Boddy of Albuquerque, NM and many close friends who will miss him dearly.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, December 9, 2002, at Kermit Cemetery with Reverend Tom Reynolds and Russ Smith Sr. Minister officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Ernest Carrell
Mr. Ernest Carrell, age 72, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2002 at his residence in Kermit. He was born Saturday, December 6, 1930 in Brownfield, TX to the late Joseph Willis and Fay (Wright) Carrell. Mr. Carrell was a retired self employed insulator and was a member of Belvue Baptist Church. He married Fay Evelyn Foster October 10, 1950 in Roswell, NM. She preceded him in death December 4, 2001 and was also preceded in death by one son Rusty Carrell in 1995. Mr. Carrell was a resident of Kermit for 36 years having moved here from Jal, NM in 1966.
He is survived by two sons: Don Carrell of Jal, NM and Joe Carrell of Wimberley, TX. Four sisters: Evelyn Matthews and Ann Adams of Hobbs, NM, Vie Marshall and Sue Carrell of Carlsbad, NM. Two brothers: Henry Carrell of Borger, TX, and Fred Carrell of Carlsbad, NM.
Funeral Services will be held at Belvue Baptist Church 3:00 PM Tuesday, December 12, 2002 with Bro. Alan Speed officiating. Interment to follow at Kermit Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Don W. Carrell, Wes Carrell, Scooter Holley, Vince Williams, Tiffany Carrell, and Marshall Carrell. Honoray Pallbearers will be: Dub King, Jimmy Norman, and Jack Wright.
Memorial contributions may be made to Belvue Baptist Church Hostess Committee.

Ester Carrasco
Ester Carrasco
Ester (Villalobos) Carrasco, age 88, of Kermit, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2002, at Medical
Center Hospital in Odessa. Mrs. Carrasco was born January 23, 1914 in Chihuahua, Mexico to the late
Toribio Villalobos and the late Conception (Jurado) Villalobos.

She married Lorenzo Carrasco in 1968 in Chihuahua, Mexico. He preceded her in death in March 1989. Mrs. Carrasco was a baptist and a homemaker and was a resident of Kermit for 1 1/2 years having moved here from Chihuahua, Mexico.

She is survived by Thirty Five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday, December 30, 2002 at 3:00 PM at Family Services Funeral Chapel with
interment to follow at Kermit Cemetery.

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