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Obituaries 2005
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Jose Angel Muņoz
Jose Angel Muņoz, age 51 of Kermit, went to be with his Lord Friday, November 18, 2005 after a long battle with cancer. He was born November 27, 1953 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Alfredo Muņoz and Rosa Perez.

Angel worked for many years for Saul Con in Carlsbad, New Mexico and Brown & Root out of Houston, Texas where he installed insulation before becoming disabled from a car accident in 1990. He then spent most of his time helping out at Spencer Brothers, Inc in Presidio sharing his smile with all that entered.

He is survived by his wife, Armida Sotelo Munoz of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; four sons, Angel Alfonzo Munoz and wife, Rosa, of Odessa, Erik Munoz and wife, Ruth of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Jose Alfredo and Daniel Munoz both of Ojinaga, Chihuahua; three duaghters, Rosa and husband Arelio Ramos of Kermit, Yoland Munoz of Kermit and Elvia and husband Rury Sanchez of Odessa; one stepson, Michael Anthony and wife April Longoria of Greeley, Colorado; his mother, Rosa Perez; his precious grandchildren and joy of his life, Aurelio and Diego Ramos, Promese and Joseph Huntley, Fabian, Jazive and Leslie Munoz, Michael and Richie Longoria and another on the way. He is also survived by his brothers, Alfredo and Martha Munoz of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Arturo and Estela Munoz of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Daniel and Fransis Munoz of California and Alfonzo Munoz also of California. His sisters include, Belzora and Raul Rioz of Crete, Nebraska, Gloria and Juan Sotelo of Odessa, Elsa and Gilbert Lujan of Odessa and Jusus Armendariz of Carlsbad, New Mexico and Liliana of California. Angel had many aunts, uncles, cousins, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alfredo Munoz, brothers, Adolfo Munoz and Estanelado Perez, sister Manuela Ruiz, step-father, Adelino Correles and stepson, Angel Ray Longoria.

Rosary was held Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 2 pm in Ojinaga, Mexico. Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 3 pm at Iglesia de Nuestro Padre Jesus. Interment was followed at El Panteon De Caņada Ancha cemetery in Ojinaga, Mexico. Arrangements have been entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Lindal Jean Cardwell Dunlop
Lindal Jean Cardwell Dunlop, age 79 of Kermit, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. She was born June 17, 1926 in Roby, Texas to the late Leslie and Marvin Rachel Cardwell.

She was a 51 year resident of Kermit and was a member of the Church of Christ. Lindal was also a member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Calvin of Kermit, one son, Mike Giesler and wife, Diane, of Atlanta, Texas, one daughter, Jill Giesler Welch and husband, Sam, of Fritch, Texas, two stepsons, Jack and wife, Mary Lea Dunlop, of Amarillo, Texas, and Joe and wife, Candy Dunlop of Albuquerque, New Mexico, one brother, Roland Cardwell and wife, Judy, of Sweetwater, Texas, two sisters, Janell Brown of Kermit and Mildred Anderson and husband, Tommy, of Sweetwater. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Lanny, Cody, Jason, Jonas, Cassidy, John, Susan and Carly and one great-grandchild, Jack and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or Wink Church of Christ.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 01, 2005 at 3 pm at Eastside Church of Christ with Brother Brian McGonagill officiating.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Bob Huskey, Billy Cotton, Leroy Michaelis and Weldon Hartley. Arrangements have been entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Charles "Chuck" W. Glover
Charles Glover, age 55, of Kermit, passed away Thursday, December 01, 2005 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born October 03, 1950 in Brighton, Illinois to the late Charles W. and Anna May (Poisel) Glover. Chuck had lived in Kermit for the past 7 years, having moved here from Missouri.

He is survived by two sisters, Leatha Tackett of Granite City, Illinois and Juanita Taylor of Witch Field, Illinois, two brothers, Joe Glover of Wood River, Illinois and Johnny Glover of Witch Field, Illinois, one nephew, Sonny Stewart and wife, Crystal of Marble Hill, Missouri, one great-Nephew, Matthew Stewart and one great-niece, Ashley Stewart. He is also survived by his dear friends, the Smithhart family of Kermit.

Chuck was preceded in death by his sister, Irma Wyatt and his great-niece Mary Lee Stewart.

Graveside services were held at 3 pm, Tuesday, December 06, 2005 at Psalm 23 Cemetery in the Perry Addition in Kermit.

Pallbearers will be Steven Smithhart, Bobby Custer, Tommy Smithhart and Alan Smithhart. Arrangements have been entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Maria Magdalena Hernandez Gonzales
Maria Gonzales, age 73 of Kermit, passed away at her home Sunday, December 04, 2005. She was born Friday, July 22, 19323 in San Pedro, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Roman and Bernada (Gonzales) Hernandez. Maria was a homemaker and had been a resident of Kermit for 10 years.

Matriarch of the family, she made sure all was well nurtured both physically and spiritually. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She leaves behind her husband of 45 years, Vicente Gonzales of Kermit, one son Lupe Marquez of Monahans, three daughters Maria De La Luz Marquez of Odessa, Concepcion Marquez of Chihuahua, Mexico and Noemi Gonzales of Dallas, two brothers, Roman Hernandez and Kiko Hernandez both of Chihuahua, Mexico, one sister Romanita Hernandez fo Coahuila, Mexico, eighteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

Maria was preceded in death by one son, Vicente Gonzales, Jr and thirteen siblings.

Rosary was held at 7 pm, Wednesday, December 07, 2005 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 2 pm, Thursday, December 08, 2005 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit with Father Rudy Lacerna as celebrant. Arrangements have been entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Josefina Pando Peņa
Loving wife, mother and grandmother, Josefina Peņa, age 80 of Kermit, passed away Thursday, December 08, 2005 at Winkler County Memorial Hospital. Josefina was born March 03, 1925 in Redford, Texas to the late Alfredo M. and Luisa A. (Acosta) Pando.

She married Julio B. Peņa, Sr on October 31, 1945 in Redford and they settled in Kermit in 1957. Together they were members of St Joseph Catholic Church. Mrs. Peņa was a homemaker and loved to tend to the family. She loved children and was known as "Mama Fin" to them.

She leaves behind her husband of 60 years, Julio B. Peņa, Sr of Kermit, two sons, Julio Peņa, Jr and Oscar Peņa both of Kermit, one daughter Lourdes Luisa Ramirez of Hobbs, New Mexico, her siblings Francis Nave of Andrews, Alonzo Pando of Kermit, Alfredo Pando, Jr of Kermit, Almador Pando of Andrews and Concha Domingues of Jal, New Mexico. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, Rebecca, Jacob, Brianna and Alejandra, one great-granddaughter, Victoria and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, Alberto and Abelardo Pando and one sister Yolanda Carrasco.

Rosary was prayed at 7 pm, Sunday, December 11, 2005 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 2 pm, Monday, December 12, 2005 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit with Father John Lucido as celebrant. Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

James Irvin "Jim" Horseman
Jim Horseman, age 81, of Wink, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 09, 2005. He was the only child of Clyde and Lillie (Halford) Horseman, born Friday, January 04, 1924 in Brown County, Texas.

As a young man, Jim served his country in the US Army during World War II in Germany and Holland. He married Hazel Adams, his beloved wife of 47 years, in January of 1958. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Jim was a pumper in the oil field for Sun Oil Company for 15 years. He was a hard worker, who loved to fish and hunt when he could get away. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed their company, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed being with his trust dog, Smokie.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Hazel Horseman of Wink, three sons, Jeff Horseman of Wink, Wayland Steele of Edgewood, New Mexico and Barry Horseman of Midland, two daughters, Wanda Lara of Hobbs, New Mexico and Shelly Wilson of Marble Falls, Texas, ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Stacy Wilson.

Graveside services to honor his memory were held on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 11 am at Kermit Cemetery with Brother Danny Fitzpatrick officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were Clifford Henson, Royce Wilson, Paul Kennon, Jeff Horseman, Wayland Steele, Barry Horseman, David Gonzales, Robert Gonzales and Travis Steele. Arrangements have been entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Scottie Ann Ellinger
Scottie Ann Ellinger, age 60, lifetime resident of Kermit, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at the Kermit Healthcare Center. She was born Monday, November 12, 1945 in Monahans, Texas to Scott Winfield and Georgia Juanita (Cummins) Ellinger. She was a member of the Community Church.

Those left behind to cherish her love and memories include three nephews, Roger Williams of Lubbock, David Williams of Mineral Wells, and Scott Williams of Kermit; one niece, Cindy Buscaglia of Midland, fifteen great-nieces and nephews: Dominique Roberts, Bethany Williams, Aubrey Williams, Lisa Williams, Adrienne Williams, Maria "Betty" Zuniga, Nick Tenney, Jeremiah Lee, Jonathan Lee, Nick Williams, Chris Williams, Justin Williams, Alberto Zuniga and Frank Zuniga, and three great-great nieces and nephews. Two uncles also survive her, Dick Cummins of Andrews and A. C. "George" Cummins of Midland.

Her parents and one sister, Mary Alice Williams, preceded her in death.

Funeral services in her honor were held on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 2 pm at the Community Church with Reverend Henry Freund officiating. Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Greg Hollingshead, John Mitchilite, Jaime Ramos, Bubba Bowerman, Nick Tenney and Shawna Bowerman. Honorary Pallbearers were Ricky Compton, Jeff Compton and J. O. Compton. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Jose Angel Perez Muņoz
Jose Angel Perez Muņoz, age 51, went to be with his Lord on Friday, November 18, 2005 after a long battle with cancer.  He was born November 27, 1953 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Alfredo Munoz and Rosa Perez.

Angel worked for many years for Saul Con in Carlsbad, New Mexico and Brown & Root out of Houston, Texas where he installed insulation before becoming disabled from a car accident in 1990.  He then spent most of his time helping out at Spencer Bros., Inc. in Presidio sharing his smile with all that entered.

He is survived by his wife Armida Sotelo Munoz of Ojinaga, Chihuahua; four sons:  Angel Alfonzo and Rosa Munoz of Odessa, Texas; Erik and Ruth Munoz of Ojinaga, Chihuahua; Jose Alfredo of Ojinaga, Chihuahua and Daniel Munoz of Ojinaga, Chihuahua; three daughters: Rosa and Aurelio Ramos of Kermit, Texas; Yolanda Munoz of Kermit, Texas; Elvia and Rury Sanchez of Odessa, Texas:  one stepson:  Michael Anhony and April Longoria of Greeley, Colorado:  His mother: Rosa Perez; His precious grandchildren and joy of his life:  Aurelio and Diego Ramos, Promese and Joseph Huntley, Fabian, Jazive, and Leslie Munoz, Michael and Richie Longoria and another on the way. Brothers include:  Alfredo & Martha Munoz of Carlsbad, New Mexico; Arturo & Estela Munoz of Ojinaga, Chihuahua; Daniel & Fransis Munoz of California; Alfonzo Munoz of California. Sisters include:  Belzora & Raul Rios of Crete, Nebraska; Gloria & Juan Sotelo of Odessa, Texas; Elsa & Gilberto Lujan of Odessa, Texas; Virginia & Jusus Armendariz of Carlsbad, New Mexico;  Liliana of California. Angel had many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Brother-in-Laws, Sister-in-Laws, and numerous Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alfredo Munoz;  brothers: Adolfo Munoz and Estanelado Perez; sister: Manuela Ruiz;  stepfather:  Adelino Correles and stepson: Angel Ray Longoria.

Rosary was held, Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 2:00 pm in Ojinaga, Mexico. Funeral Mass was celebrated, Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 3:00 pm at Iglesia de Nuestro Parde Jesus. Interment was at El Panteon De Caņada Ancha, Ojinaga, Mexico. Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Francis Herman "Buck" Saplin

Francis Herman "Buck" Saplin, age 67, of Jal, New Mexico went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at Winkler County Memorial Hospital, Kermit, Texas. He entered this life on Saturday, April 9, 1938. He was born to the late Herman Francis Saplin and Hilda E. (Oakley) Saplin in Blakley, Pennsylvania. He had been a resident of Jal since 1973. He retired after 25 years as a Lease Operator for Texaco. Prior to that, he and his family made their home in Laurel, Mississippi.

 "Buck" had served his country in the Air Force as a Jet Mechanic. He had also been a Mason, two times past Master of Jal Lodge #65 A. F. & A. M. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Jal where he volunteered in several capacities. A Christian man who took care of his family and community, "Buck" was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed everything from fishing and hunting to hiking, bicycling and gardening. He was an extremely compassionate man who was happiest when finding ways to help others. He had a cheerful, child-like spirit, which brightened the day of those around him. He dearly loved his children and grandchildren; they were the light of his life.

Those left behind to cherish his love and memories include his wife of 47 years, Ann (Bonds) Saplin of Jal, NM; his step-mother, Edna Saplin of Brooktondale, NY; two sons: Keith Saplin and wife, Deanna, of Owasso, OK; Steve Saplin and wife, Lisa, of Troy, IL; one daughter: Karri (Saplin) Roden and husband, Keith, of Plainview, Texas; one brother: Robert Saplin and wife, Marsha, of Marathon, New York; one sister: Sandra Vosberg of Cincinnatus, NY, and six grandchildren: Keith, Adam, Greg, Andrew, Leah, and Breanna. 

Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 23, 2005 at 2 pm, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Jal with Brother Alan Speed officiating. Pallbearers are L. W. "Red" Ragain, Bill James, Mike Pearce, Richard Posey, Dean Fuller and Doug Beckett. Honorary Pallbearers include John Allen, Andy Adams, Theo Essman, Tommy Seyler, Gary Watkins, and Odus Kelley. Interment will follow at Jal Cemetery. 

The family requests that memorials in his name be made to Calvary Baptist Church, PO Box 1150, Jal, NM 88252. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, TX.

Clementa Carrasco Marquez
Clementa Marquez, age 81 of Kermit, went to be with her Lord Thursday December 22, 2005. She was born June 1, 1924 in Redford, Tx. to the late Manuel and Anita (Bejarano) Carrasco. Clementa was a homemaker and had lived in Kermit for 48 years.

Clementa married Epifanio Ramos Marquez in September 17, 1945 and he preceded her in death in 1978. She was a very active member of St Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit. A loving wife, mother, and grand-mother, she devoted all her time and effort to caring for her family. She loved  sewing and gardening also.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are 4 sons: Raul Marquez of Midland, TX, Fortino (Tino) Marquez of Los Angeles, CA, Manuel and Mario Marquez both of Kermit, 5 daughters: Hortensia Hernandez and Anita Hernandez both of Eunice, NM, Escolastica (Essie) Hernandez, Ramona Marquez, and Elva Quiroz all of Kermit, 1 brother: Alberto Carrasco, Sr. of Kermit, 27 grand-children, and 40 great-grandchildren.

Mrs Marquez was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Leonardo, Raphael, Jesus, and Armando Carrasco, 3 sisters: Josefina Ramirez, Julia Escovedo, and Carmen Castro.

Rosary was 7:00 pm Monday December 26, 2005 at Family Services Funeral Parlor in Kermit. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 2:00 pm Tuesday December 27, 2005 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit with Fr. Rudy Lacerna officiating. Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers were; Raul Marquez, Manuel Marquez, Tino Marquez, Mario Marquez, Tony Hernandez Jr., Israel Aranda Jr., Oscar Quiroz Jr., and Raymond Hernandez Jr. Honorary Pallbearers were; Raul Marquez Jr., Beatriz Hernandez, and Brian Marquez.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit. Arrangements entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.


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