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Edith Margaret Sarno
Edith Margaret Sarno
Edith Margaret Sarno, age 93, Kermit, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at Kermit Healthcare Center. She was born Sunday, January 15, 1911, in New York, NY to the late William Joseph and Anabel (Forbeck) Louché.

Edith retired in 1963 as an accountant for NBC.  Edith married her husband, Raymond Victor McNeill, on December 8, 1980. He preceded her in death in September of 1990. She married her greatest love Anthony (Tony) Sarno later in life, when both were 85 years of age. Sadly, he passed away less than two years following their marriage.

Edith enjoyed life and loved to travel.  She had been around the world, and had even danced on the Great Wall of China.  She loved children and enjoyed being with her family.  She enjoyed writing and sending cards to her family and friends.  Her favorite entertainment was having parties and dancing. She was full of fun and the life of the party.  Her entertaining ways will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Powell of Kermit (formerly of Farmington, NM); one brother, Richmond Louché; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Joseph and Anabel Louché, two sisters, and three brothers.

A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church in Bloomfield, NM on Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 1:00 PM with Dr. Marvin Tucker officiating. Her final resting place will be at Madonna Cemetery in Ft. Lee, NJ, with her grandmother Louise Louché.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Rachel McGill
Rachel Beatrice McGill
Rachel Beatrice McGill, 84, of Midland, TX departed this life on Thursday, July 22, 2004 at Midland Memorial Hospital.  Rachel was born in Detroit, Texas on Wednesday, April 7, 1920 to George Washington and Tolbert Elizabeth (Guest) Bullard.   She married James D. McGill on January 10, 1945 in Clarksville, Texas.

She was a worker at the Lonestar Arsenal during World War II, a bookkeeper, and a manager of Dyer Furniture during her years in Kermit.  Mrs. McGill lived in Kermit for 38 years before moving to Midland in 2000.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  When she was not enjoying playing with her grandchildren or her dog, Max, she spent her free time on sewing, gardening, and jigsaw puzzles.

Rachel is survived by her son, Jimmy McGill and wife, Janie, of Bryan, Texas and two daughters, Carolyn Dudley and Kathy Woods and husband, Ronnie, all of Midland, Texas.  Survivors also include eight beloved grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Her husband, James D. McGill, four brothers, one sister, and a grandson preceded Mrs. McGill in death.

Pallbearers for the service were: Mike Clark, Don McGill, Ronnie McGill, Gilbert Resendiz, Dennie Hayes and Jerry Bell.

Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Loren Gardner officiating.  She was laid to rest at Kermit Cemetery.  Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas, Midland, Texas 79701.

Eleuterio N "EN" Martinez
Eleuterio N. "EN" Martinez
Eleuterio N. Martinez, age 74, departed this life Thursday, July 22, 2004 at North Richland Hills Hospital in Ft. Worth, TX.  He had been a resident of North Richland Hills for the past 6 years and a prior resident of Kermit for 49 years.

Mr. Martinez married Maria Oralia Rendon in Ft. Collins, CO, on August 25, 1948; they brought five beautiful daughters into the world and shared 56 wonderful years of marriage.  He was a very loving and caring husband and father. Mr. Martinez was self employed and worked as a Welder in the construction field.

Those left behind to cherish his love and memories are his wife Maria Oralia Martinez of North Richland Hills, TX; five daughters: Vickie Aranda of Watauga, TX, Linda, and husband, Rito Soltero of Wink, Irma Vasquez of North Richland Hills, TX, Irene, and husband, James Culpepper of Abilene, TX, and Estella Martinez of Watauga, TX; three brothers: Carlos Martinez, Jr of Jal, NM, Celestino Martinez of Kermit and Abelardo Martinez, of Huntsville, TX; five sisters: Esther Martinez of Brighton, CO, Fala Ingram of Maud, OK, Anna Sanchez, Rosa Aguilar and Aida Garcia all of Harlingen, TX; step mother: Maximana Cortez Martinez of Harlingen, TX; nine grandchildren: Jessica Williams, Andy Soltero, Amy Lechuga, Eric Vasquez, Ervey Vasquez, Philip Aranda, Jody Soltero, Katie and Melissa Culpepper; five great grandchildren: Abbey Lechuga, Julia Williams, Jacob Williams, Ashlynn Aranda, and Breanna Soltero.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Adelfa Naranjo Martinez and three brothers, Abel, Manuel and Benjamin Martinez.

Services are 11:00 am, Monday, July 26, 2004 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, with Rev. Troy Culpepper officiating, interment following at Kermit Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Pauline Caro Lopez
Pauline Caro Lopez
Pauline Lopez, age 88, of Wink passed away August 7, 2004 at Kermit Healthcare Center.  Pauline was born on April 10, 1916 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Isidro and Remijia (Caro) Lopez.  She had been a resident of Wink for five years and had previously resided in Van Horn, Pecos, and Balmorhea.

Pauline loved spending time with her family.  She was a great cook and liked to sew, but her favorite pass time was Bingo.

Pauline was loved and will be missed by many.  She leaves behind 10 sons, Eliseo Enriquez & wife Cunda of Ft Worth; Ernesto Enriquez & wife Joan of Valrico, Florida; Vincent Enriquez & wife Evelyn of Irving; Adam Enriquez of Ft. Stockton; Candelario Calderon, Jr. of Van Horn; Joe Calderon of Phoenix, Arizona; Rosendo Calderon & wife Laura of El Paso; Oscar Calderon & wife Anabel of Big Spring; Fernando Calderon & wife Julie of Van Horn; Lorenzo Calderon & wife Blanca of Odessa; 3 daughters, Rafaela Sanchez & husband Simon of Van Horn; Josie Carrillo & husband Danny of Wink; Erma Dart of Spokane, Washington; 4 sisters, Elena Barrera of Odessa; Lala Timberlake of Hillsboro, Oregon; Isabel Vasquez of Van Horn; Carmen Silva of El Paso; 49 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Lopez was preceded in death by one brother Frank Calderon, one sister Lupe Ramirez, and her parents.

Pallbearers were Joe Calderon, Rosendo Calderon, Oscar Calderon, Fernando Calderon, Domingo Calderon, and Lorenzo Calderon.  Honorary Pallbearers were Eliseo Enriquez, Ernesto Enriquez, Vincent Enriquez, Adam Enriquez, and Candelario Calderon Jr.

Rosary was held at 7 pm on Monday August 9, 2004 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 am Tuesday August 10, 2004 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father John Lucido officiating.  Graveside services followed at 3 pm Tuesday August 10, 2004 in Van Horn at the Culberson County Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Valdemar Gonzales
Valdemar Gonzales
Mr. Valdemar Gonzales age 48, of Van Horn, TX, tragically passed away Wednesday August 11, 2004. Valdemar was born Wednesday April 11, 1956 in Van Horn, Tx. to Santos and Manuela (Gonzales) Gonzales. He was a lifetime resident of Van Horn, a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, and worked at Culberson Hospital District as an E.R. Tech, an E.M.T., and a nurses’ aid.  Mr. Gonzales served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict where he earned honors as a rifle marksman. He married Grace Herrera in Van Horn on December 9, 2003.

Valdemar is survived by his wife, Grace Herrera of Van Horn; his mother Manuela Gonzales of Van Horn; his two daughters, Valerie Gonzales and Cassandra Brown of Van Horn; his brother, Gavino Gonzales of Carlsbad, New Mexico; his two sisters, Norma Hernandez of Van Horn and Rosario Gonzales of Van Horn; and four grandchildren, Jayda Rodriguez, Jesse James Rodriguez, Vincent Enriquez, and Tara Enriquez.

He was preceded in death by his father, Santos Gonzales, and his brothers Santos Gonzales, Jr. and Jose Fidel Gonzales.

Rosary for Mr. Gonzales was held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Van Horn at 7:00 pm on Friday, August 13, 2004.  Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 14, 2004 with Father Miguel Sanchez officiating.  Pallbearers were Roque Valdez, Robert Williams, Gavino Gonzales, Teclo Muñoz, Russell Wyatt, Lino Nava, Jr., Joseph Hernandez, and Richard Riley.  Interment followed at Van Horn Cemetery with military honors. Services were entrusted to the direction of Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

John Henry Armstrong
John Henry Armstrong
John Henry Armstrong, a 42 year resident of Kermit, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at his residence. He was born Wednesday, September 1, 1926, in Ringling, Jefferson County, OK to William Alfred and Lena (Parker) Armstrong. He was a resident of Jal, NM from 1952 thru 1962. John was 77.

He was a World War II Veteran and served as a Paratrooper for the 82nd Air Borne with the US Army. John had many hobbies and was considered a “Jack-of-all” Trades. An outdoorsman, he loved traveling, fishing and camping. He retired as a Surveyor from El Paso Natural Gas after 33 years of service.

John married Betty Louise Sessom and had 46 wonderful years together until her death on June 19, 1993. He married Melinda Duncan on June 05, 1994 in Kermit. Together, they attended Freewill Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his Wife: Melinda Armstrong of Kermit; Three Sons: Johnny Lynn Armstrong of Fayetteville, Ark., William Scott Armstrong of Stephenville, TX and Jeff Alan Armstrong of Austin, TX; One Daughter: Pamela Gayle Ellis of Independence, Mo. and One Step Daughter: Marsha Simpson of Kermit, Texas. He also leaves behind Eight Grandchildren: Amy, Avery, Jeffrey, Traci, Ryn, Pamela, Brandon and Chaise and One Great -Grandchild: McKenna.

Funeral Services will be held at Freewill Baptist Church on Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 10:00 AM with the Pastor Charles Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Hazel Leota Bogard Brock
Hazel Leota Bogard Brock
Hazel Leota Brock, age 91, of Kermit, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 22, 2004 at her residence.  She was born the 18th of September 1912, in Timpson, Shelby Co., TX.  She was the daughter of a farmer and schoolteacher, Cornelius Allen Bogard and his wife, Una Belle Kyle. The Bogards moved to West Texas, Vernon/Quanah area in 1920.

After graduating from Quanah High School, Quanah, TX in 1929, Hazel attended Ranger Junior College, Ranger, TX, then taught grades 1-7 for one (1) year at Star Valley School, near Chillicothe, TX.

In 1931, Hazel attended Texas Tech University at Lubbock for one semester until all of her students finished picking cotton and harvesting for the year and they returned to school.  For four years, she taught at the Medicine Mound School in Medicine Mound, TX, being the first teacher to be hired from the hometown area.  She taught grades 3 and 4 for two years, then grades 2 and 3 for two years.  After the School District began hiring only affiliated teachers, she went back to Star Valley and taught in the one teacher school again in 1935-36.                      

Hazel married Leo Langford Brock on April 25, 1937 in Chillicothe, TX.  Their next several years were spent traveling with Leo's job with Gulf Oil Company in seismograph, or "doodle bugging", and having two daughters, Sandra Kaye and Celia Belle.  After several years of moving from place to place with Leo's work, Hazel returned to college in Crosby, North Dakota where Leo was stationed.   She was only allowed one semester there as Leo was transferred to Kansas, then on to Donaldsville, LA.  Hazel then attended classes at Nacogdoches, TX and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in August 1955, from Stephen F. Austin University.  She taught 4th grade in Kirbyville, TX during 1955-1956, then moved to Jasper, TX where she taught 3rd grade for 4 years.  Hazel received her Masters Degree in Education in August 1959 from Stephen F. Austin as Sandra finished High School in Jasper.

Leo retired from Gulf Oil and they moved to Kermit, TX in August 1960, near his sister Melba Carr (Melba has since moved to California and passed away January 31, 2002).  Hazel taught 3rd grade in Kermit for 4 years, went to Sul Ross State Teachers University to earn her counselor's certificate, and was Counselor at Kermit Junior High School for 15 years.  She was Student Council Sponsor, administered commercial academic tests as well as aiding students with various tasks and problems.

Hazel loved her job, the students, her co-workers and staff.  Her memories about her work with the students of Kermit have always been her favorite subject since retiring from the school system in 1975.  She was a member of:  Texas Classroom Teachers Assoc., KISD Retired Teachers Assoc., Lifetime member of Texas State Teachers Assoc., Volunteer/Member of Texas Youth Commission 1990, Eastern Star, Jasper, TX, Delta Kappa Gamma, Kermit, TX, National Retired Teachers Assoc. and Charter Member/Officer of the KISD Credit Union aka Winkler County Credit Union.

Leo and Hazel had two daughters, Sandra Kaye Brock, who passed away in October 2000, from the neuromuscular disease, ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.  Sandra had also received her Bachelor of Science Degree at Stephen F. Austin and taught High School English until receiving her Masters Degree and assuming the position of Media Coordinator of the Keller School District, Keller, TX.  Sandra was married and had three sons, Terry, Jamie and Jay Lucas.  Terry and Jamie are both pilots for American Airlines and Jay is assistant manager of a door and window manufacturing company.  Terry and his wife, Carol, and their three sons, Dustin, Daniel and Jacob live near Denton as well as do Jamie and his wife Michele and daughters Jessica and Jennifer.  Weldon Lucas, Jr. (Jay) lives in Corinth with his wife Kimber and sons, Kyle and Brock.

Their second daughter, Celia Belle Brock, married Charles Ray Bolf and lives in Kermit.  Celia received her Bachelor of Arts degree at UTPB in Odessa and teaches elementary school in Kermit.  They have two sons.  Thomas Bolf is manager of the Kermit office of Tessco Electric.  He and his wife, Dina and their two sons Jerid and Jeremy live in Kermit.  Lang Bolf is an electrician for the City of Austin Power Company.  Lang lives in Bastrop with his wife Jeanette, stepson Bradley Sutton, and Lang's son Marcus.  Another stepson, Justin Sutton lives in Midland.

Hazel has been a loving influence to all of her family and we will remember her patience, concern and sincerity about each person's life that she touched.  May God bless Hazel and receive her into his Kingdom.

Those left behind to cherish Hazel’s love and memories are her Daughter: Celia Bolf and husband, Charles, of Kermit, TX; Two Brothers: Alton Bogard of Midwest City, OK and Herschel Bogard of Anniston, AL; Two Sisters: Lois Poissoit of Conroe, TX and Stella Sims of Arlington, TX.

Five Grand sons: Thomas Bolf and wife, Dina, of Kermit, TX, Lang Bolf and wife, Jeanette, of Bastrop, TX, Terry Lucas and wife, Carol, of Aubrey, TX, Jamie Sim and wife, Michele, of Crossroads, TX and Jay Lucas and wife, Kimber, of Corinth, TX.

Thirteen Great – Grandchildren: Jerid and Jeremy Bolf of Kermit, TX, Daniel and Jacob Lucas, of Aubrey, TX, Dustin Lucas of Weatherford, TX, Jessica and Jennifer Lucas of Crossroads, TX, Kyle and Jay Brock of Corinth, TX, Justin Sutton of Midland, TX, Bradley Sutton and Marcus Bolf both of Bastrop, TX and Ashton Prather of Kermit, Texas.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Langford Brock, in 1989.

Funeral Service will be held at First United Methodist Church on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Loren Gardner officiating.  Concluding Service will follow Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Chillicothe Cemetery in Chillicothe, TX with Rev. Bud Kidwell officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, TX

Celestino Coronado Martinez
Celestino Coronado Martinez
Celestino Coronado Martinez, age 56, of Kermit departed this life Sunday, August 22, 2004 at Kermit Healthcare Center.  Celestino was the son of the late Carlos Martinez, Sr and Maximiana Coronado Martinez. He was born Tuesday, December 16, 1947 in Santa Rosa, Cameron County, Texas.

He married Eva Vigil Martinez in Lovington, NM, July 15, 1970; they had seven children and were married for 34 wonderful years. He was a lifetime resident of Kermit.  Celestino worked for M&P Construction as a truck driver.

Those left to cherish Celestino's love and memories are his Wife:  Eva Martinez of Kermit, TX; Four (4) Sons:  Magdaleno Martinez of Junction, TX; Victor Vigil of Lubbock, TX; Celestino Martinez, Jr of Houston, TX and Jaime Martinez of Kermit; Three (3) Daughters:  Veronica Martinez, Alina Martinez and Lorina Martinez all three of Kermit; his Mother: Maximiana Coronado Martinez; Two (2) Brothers: Carlos Martinez of Jal, NM and Abel Martinez of Harlingen, TX; Six (6) Sisters:  Anna Sanchez, Rosa Aguilar, Aida Martinez and Maggie Perez all of Harlingen, TX, Fala Ingram of Maud, Oklahoma and Ester Martinez of Brighton, Colorado. Celestino is also survived by Eleven (11) Grandchildren.

His father, Carlos Martinez; five brothers, Eleuterio "E.N.", Abel, Manuel, Benjamin Martinez and Rudy Perez and two sisters, Adelfa Solorzano and Neredia Morua, precede him in death.

Pallbearers are Victor Vigil, Jaime Martinez, Jacob Montoya, Ray Telles, Xavier Martinez and Gilbert Martinez. Honorary Pallbearers are Celestino Martinez, Jr., and Abelardo Martinez.

Services for Mr. Martinez are scheduled for 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Pete Acosta officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Sandra Diane "Sandy" Warbois
Sandra Diane “Sandy” Warbois
Sandy Warbois, age 53, of Kermit, TX, went to be with her Lord at sunrise on Sunday, August 29, 2004.  Sandy was born Thursday, September 14, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio to Frank and Joanne (Brown) Urey.  Sandy was from a large family of 3 brothers and 5 sisters.

Sandy and William “Bill” Warbois were united in Matrimony on January 24, 1970 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Sandy and Bill moved to Kermit from Edgewood, NM 24 years ago.  They shared 34 glorious years of love, happiness and companionship; during the years of their marriage they had two wonderful children; son Luke and daughter Robin.  Sandy was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved and adored all of her family and was a wonderful and devoted friend to many.  Sandy’s favorite thing in the world other than the people, who were close to her heart, was Christmas.  Unlike Scrooge, she knew how to keep Christmas well for she kept it in her heart all year long, and taught many others how to do likewise.

Sandy was employed for several years at the Kermit State Bank as a Proof Operator.  She was a member of the Belvue Baptist Church and was a strong supporter of the Winkler County 4H; The New Mexico High School Rodeo Assoc.; Lea County Junior Rodeo Assoc.; and the Eddy County Junior Rodeo Assoc.

Sandy leaves behind a large and loving family.  They are her devoted husband, Bill Warbois of Kermit, TX; her son Luke Warbois and wife, Erin, of Stewartville, MN; daughter Robin Fair and husband, Tyke Fair, of Portales, NM.  Her father Frank Urey and wife, Virginia, of Weed, NM; and her grandmother, Margaret “Nanny” Brown, of Avon, Ohio. Her grandchildren are Cheyenne Fair, Kaitlyn, Peighton and Dane Warbois, all of whom will miss their G.G. very much.

Extended family includes:  Tom and Sue Dawson, Mark and Terrie Urey, Dick and Liz Snow, Margo Litton, Bobbie Anthony, Carol and Duncan McDonald, Bill Snow, Dawn and Mark Vonnahme, Louise Campbell and Steve Tober.  Sandy had 11 wonderful and loving Nieces and Nephews all of whom treasured their Aunt Sandy.  Close friends are Patty and Lonnie Wright of Moriarty, NM and Laure and Phil Bidegain of Tucumcari, NM.

A memorial service for Sandy will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 3:00 pm, at Belvue Baptist Church.  Brother Bill Campbell will officiate.

Flowers may be sent to the church or donations in Sandy’s memory may be made to the Hospice House in Odessa, TX.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Philip Ray "Phil" Wood
Philip Ray “Phil” Wood
Philip Ray “Phil” Wood, age 52, a lifelong resident of Kermit went to be with his Lord at his residence, Saturday, August 28, 2004.  Phil was born in Kermit on February 28, 1952 to the late Garlan and Jessie (Sims) Wood.  He attended all his school years in Kermit and graduated from Kermit High.

Phil met the love of his life Rita Franxman in 1981; they were friends and dated for five years until they were joined in holy matrimony on April 14, 1986 in Monahans, TX.  The time they shared of love, happiness and companionship was far to short.  Rita was his best friend, as Phil was hers.

Phil was an avid motorcycle rider who had many friends.  He loved attending bike rallies and riding, no matter the distance or weather conditions.  He was an excellent musician and had a deep passion for music, he loved to sing and entertain.  He was a musician that “felt” the music and rhythm from his soul.

Phil was a self employed Proprietor that owned and maintained Rental Property in Kermit.  Phil was a provider and hard working man who loved his wife and daughter very deeply.  He will be terribly missed by his family, friends and tenants.

Services for Phil will be 2:00 pm, Friday, September 03, 2004 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dudley Mullins officiating.

Those left to cherish Phil’s love and memories are his wife: Rita Wood of Kermit, TX; His daughter, Glenda and husband, Dan Gauither of Albuquerque, NM; and one brother, David Wood and wife, Dena, of Kansas City, MO.

Honorary Pallbearers are:  Ron McKay; Larry Owens; Gary Hardman; Mike McAllister; Allen Morton; and Bill Hendricks. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

James Alton Winn
James Alton Winn
James Alton Winn, age 69, of Wink, departed this life Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at his residence. He was born Wednesday, October 10, 1934, in Trent, Taylor County, Texas to the late Hosea and Ola Lee (Boone) Winn. He married Sharon Terry in 1956 in Dallas, Texas.

An Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and a long time resident of Wink, James moved there from Lorenzo, Texas in 1963. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Wink.

James received his Master’s Degree and taught school in the Wink Loving Independent School District until he retired in 1986. Not being one to lay around, he placed his name on the ballot that year and become elected as Winkler County Commissioner where he stayed until his retirement in 1998.

In 1969, he was elected to the Wink City Council and held that position until 1973. James was also elected as Mayor of Wink for the years of 1973 thru 1976

A devout Wildcat Fan, James was also member of the Wink Lions Club. He was Past Master of the Wink Lodge # 1302 AF & AM and current member of the Kermit Lodge # 1258 AF & AM.

Those left to cherish his memory are two Daughters, Devora Mitchell of Wink and Jamie Winn of Fort Collins, Colo.; one Brother, Edwin Winn of Kyle, Texas; two Grandchildren, Jeremy Cross of Midland and Stephanie Cross of Kermit and one Great-Grandchild, Shaye Carson of Kermit.

One sister, Martha McGehee, also preceded him in death.

Funeral Services were held at 10:am, Saturday, September 25, 2004 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Tommie Williamson, Minister of The Wink Church of Christ, officiating. Graveside Services followed at 4:00 pm in Trent, Texas at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit

Dorothy Oden
Dorothy L. Oden
Dorothy L. Oden, age 84, of Midland, entered into rest Saturday, September 25, 2004, at Kermit Healthcare Center in Kermit. She was born on Sunday, November 2, 1919, in Lubbock County, Texas to the late Charlie and Lassie (Graves) Baker. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lubbock. Dorothy married Earl B Oden on June 13, 1950 in Snyder. He preceded her in death in 2000.

Dorothy graduated from Lubbock High in 1938 and went on to attended Texas Tech where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1942. This launched her 36-year career of teaching in the cities of Ropesville, Brownfield, and Andrews before moving on to Denver City Independent School District where she spent 31 of those years. Her love of music stirred her to study music under Myrtle Dunn Short.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are one Daughter, Sharron Fires, and husband, Alan, and one Grandchild, Jake Fires all of Kermit, Texas.

One Sister, Retha Irene Lambright, also precedes her in death.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at Calvary Baptist Church in Lubbock with Reverend Bob Fred officiating. She will be laid to rest at Lubbock City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Clinton Bowman, Jerry Everitt, Bucky Johnson, Hugh Oden, Michael Oden and Tommy Oden.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Home Hospice – 903 North Sam Houston -Odessa, Texas or the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund – 5300 82nd Street - Lubbock, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, Texas.

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