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Wendy Charmain Jones

Wendy Charmain Jones, age 46, longtime resident of Kermit, passed away in Odessa on Saturday, August 26, 2006.  She was born in Kermit, TX on Monday, August 31, 1959 to the late Kenneth W. Norton Sr. and Netta (Jolly) Norton.  Wendy married her husband Kerry Jones in 1989.  She greatly enjoyed gardening and growing beautiful flowers.  One of her favorite pastimes was walking on the beach.

Wendy is survived by her husband Kerry Jones of Kermit, one son: Cody Jones of Kermit; four brothers:  John Norton of Kermit; Michael Norton of Kermit; Vernon Norton of Ulysses, Kansas; Kenneth W. Norton Jr. of Kingsville, Texas; and one sister:  Mary Norton Walker of Odessa.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Sheldon Roger, Joel Bowman, Chad Walker, Jason Norton, J.J. Norton, and Eric Arnold.  Honorary Pallbearers will be John Norton, Mike Norton, and Harold Jones. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Rita Valenzuela Perez

Mrs. Rita Valenzuela Perez, age 86 went to be with her Lord Saturday, September 2, 2006 at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit.  Mrs. Perez entered this life on Saturday, May 22, 1920.  She was born to the late Jesus and Ramona (Madrid) Valenzuela in San Jose, Texas.

Over 63 years ago, she entered into the vows of matrimony with her beloved husband, Manuel Hernandez Perez.  Together, they raised seven sons. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, who loved to be surrounded by her family. She was a homemaker who spent her time caring for the needs of her family; cooking, sewing, and taking care of the house.  She also enjoyed quilting.  Rita was a strong Christian woman who attended St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Those left behind to cherish Rita’s love and memories are her husband:  Manuel Hernandez Perez; five sons: Rudolfo “Rudy” Perez of Barstow, TX, Ricardo “Rick” Perez of Houston, TX, Manuel “Blanco” Perez of Breckenridge, TX and Reynaldo “Rey” Perez and Rene Perez, both of Kermit; one brothers:  Francisco “Kiko” Valenzuela of Kermit; two sisters:  Nicomedes “Nico” Lopez of Kermit and Lola Rios of Odessa; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two sons:  Roberto “Beto” Perez and Raul “Weaver” Perez, one brother:  Ramon Valenzuela, and two sisters:  Manuela “Nena” Briones and Rosa Orona.

Rosary for Mrs. Perez was said 7:00 pm Monday, September 4, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit with Father Rudy Lacerna officiating.  Pallbearers were Lupe Perez, Bobby Perez, Eric Perez, Lorenzo Perez, Ricky Perez, Manuel Perez IV, and Cody Perez.  Honorary Pallbearers included Sylvia Garcia, Vicky Perez, Tammy Watson, Priscilla Medina, Holly Perez, Rebecca Kingston, Jennifer Kiser, and Amy Zipfel.  Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Hueldeen M. Rosiere

Hueldeen M. Rosiere, age 84, former resident of Kermit, went to be with her Lord Sunday, September 3, 2006. She entered this life Saturday, October 15, 1921, in Eufaula, Oklahoma. She was born to the late Huel Randolph and Sarah Ann (Money) Hardin.

Hueldeen married Eugene Rosiere on July 18, 1942. He preceded her in death on January 16, 1981.   She was a homemaker, a loving sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Friendship Church in Denton.

She leaves behind one son: Ron Rosiere of Arcadia, FL; two brothers:  Edgar Helms of Kermit, TX and Carl Parnell of Fresno, CA; two sisters:  Lanora Parnell Mongelli and Lillian Parnell Audelo, both of Clovis, CA; two grandchildren:  Shaun Rosiere and Jennifer Carlos and three great-grandchildren:  Max Rosiere, Tyson Rosiere, and Katherine Carlos.

Mrs. Rosiere was preceded in death by her parents:  Huel Hardin and Sarah Hardin-Parnell, her husband:  Eugene Rosiere, two brothers:  Bill Hardin and Jack Parnell, and one sister:  Rena Parnell Martin.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at Belvue Baptist Church with Reverend Danny Helms officiating. Brother Danny Fitzpatrick will assist.  Pallbearers will be Randy Segars, Scott Beeler, Ryan Beeler, James Burns, Jerry Purcell, and James Segars.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Anacleto Flott Soltero

Anacleto Flott Soltero, age 85, previous resident of Wink, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 3, 2006 at his residence in Ben Wheeler, TX.  Anacleto was born in San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Luis Perches and Amanda Garcia (Flott) Soltero on Wednesday, July 13, 1921.  Anacleto, an excellent musician, started the Pancho Soltero Band with his sons over 30 ago and played numerous dances and weddings in the area.

Mr. Soltero married Ricarda Cisneros Cortez on July 22, 1945.  She preceded him in death on February 12, 2002.  He worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 40 years before his retirement.

Anacleto leaves behind a large family to cherish his memory.  His survivors include his three sons:  Frank Soltero and wife Helen of Ben Wheeler, TX; Rito Soltero and wife Linda of Wink, TX; and Luis Soltero and wife Ana of Kermit; four daughters: Celia Aldridge and husband Leonard; Teresa Trejo and husband Raul; Gloria Cortez Soltero; and Virginia Medrano and husband Hector, all of Ben Wheeler, TX; two brothers:  Silverio Soltero of Wink and Paulino Soltero of Ft. Stockton, TX; nine sisters:  Braulia Galindo and Eloisa Huerta, both of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, Simona Huerta of La Hacienda, Chihuahua, Mexico, Santiaga Jimenez of Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico, Felicita Villarreal of Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, Maria Hinojos of La Palada Coahuila, Mexico, Rosalia Carrasco of Manuel Boes, Chihuahua, Mexico, Alicia Carrasco of Midland, TX and Guadalupe Armendariz of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico; 26 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Anacleto in death were his parents:  Luis and Amanda Soltero, his wife: Ricarda, and one grandchild, Dario Dominguez Soltero.

Rosary will be said at Family Services Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Thursday, September 7, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Most Reverend Alvaro Corrada del Rio, S.J. officiating.  Pallbearers will include Andres Martinez Soltero, Jeremy Luis Soltero, Jaime Soltero Martinez, Luis Armando Soltero, Angel Soltero Medrano, and Joseluis Martinez Soltero.

Honorary pallbearers will include Hector Anacleto Madiano, Carlos (Chuckie) Trejo Jr. and Dario Dominguez Soltero. Interment will be at Kermit Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Jack Marvin Horner

Jack Marvin Horner, long time resident of Kermit, passed away at his home on Monday, September 04, 2006. He was born December 19, 1932 in Langley, KY. He was 73.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila Horner of Kermit; sons, Orville Horner of California, Ricky Horner of Florida and David Walker of Little Rock, Arkansas; daughters Regina Horner, Lanetta Horner and Jackie Lynn Horner all of California, Patricia Walker, Paula McDaniel and Amanda Walker all of Benton, Arkansas; Brother, Tom Horner of Little Rock, California; and Sisters Peggy Hartman of Chillecothe, OH, Jean Spencer of Easter, KY, and Joelene Snyder of Wellston, OH

Visitation held Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Parlor in Kermit, TX from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  Memorial service held at a later date in Langley, Kentucky.

Albaro Uriquidi Olivas

Albaro Uriquidi Olivas, age 34, went to be with his Lord on Monday, September 4, 2006 as a result of a tragic car accident.   He was born in Mexico on October 6, 1971 to the Albaro R. Olivas and Gregoria (Uriquidi) Olivas.  He married Sandra Pineda in Kermit on July   19, 1997. 

Albaro was a heavy equipment operator for Merryman Construction.  He was a loving husband and father to two beautiful little girls who were the light of his life.

Mr. Olivas is survived by his wife Sandra Olivas of Kermit; his parents:  Albaro and Gregoria Olivas of Kermit; his grandmother:  Manuela Uriquidi of Coyanosa, TX; two daughters: Arely and Anahi Olivas, both of Kermit; three brothers:  Maurilio Olivas, Ranulfo Olivas, and Roque Olivas, all of Kermit; three sisters:  Ana Hernandez of Eastland, TX, and Maria E. Campos and Veronica Juarez, both of Kermit, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Rosary was said at 7:00 pm Thursday, September 7, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial was 10:00 am Friday, September 8, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Rudy Lacerna officiating.  Pallbearers included:  Aaron Franco, Helon Franco, Misael Franco, Manuel Olivas, Antonio Olivas, and Rogelio Olivas.  Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery.

The Olivas family wishes to thank everyone for their expressions of love and support during this difficult time.  The cards, flowers, food, and other forms of condolences from everyone were much appreciated.  Gracias a todos los que expresaron su amor y preocupación en este difícil momento.  Agradecemos todo el alimento, las flores, las visitas, las llamadas, las tarjetas de condolencia y todo el apoyo recibido.  Estamos muy agradecidos. La Familia de Olivas.

Sarah Sue Hardy

Sarah Sue Hardy, age 72, of Dallas passed away on September 9, 2006 at Grace Presbyterian Village in Dallas.  She was born Tuesday, September 4, 1934 in Jacksonville, TX to the late John and Lilah (White) Hardy. 

Sarah graduated from Austin High School in 1951 and went on to obtain a degree from Texas State Women’s College in 1954.  She earned her master’s degree in education in 1968.  She was a dedicated schoolteacher and counselor for Dallas Independent School District up until her retirement.

Sarah is survived by one sister: Martha Stodghill of Kermit, TX; one brother:  John E. Hardy of El Paso, TX; two nephews:  Charlie Stodghill and John A. Hardy; one niece:  Melissa Flores; and three great-nieces and nephews:  Jacob Flores, Erin Stodghill, and Sydney Stodghill.

Graveside Services were held 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at Restlawn Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, TX.


Walter A. Anderson

Walter A. Anderson, age 83, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at his home in Kermit. He was born Tuesday, March 06, 1923 in Corsicana, Texas to the late T. W. and Bessie (Pond) Anderson. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.


Walter married Joyce M. Brininstool on June 6, 1942 in Kermit. Together they owned and operated the Dairy Queen franchises in Kermit, Monahans, and Pecos, as well as Walter’s Restaurant in Odessa until she preceded him in death on February 24, 2005.  Walter had a Dairy Queen franchise for 57 years and was on the Texas Dairy Queen Operators Council board of directors.


Mr. Anderson graduated from Jal High School in 1940, earning honors as a state champion drummer.  He went on to spend two years at Hardin Simmons University, where he was a member of the world famous Cowboy Band.  He served his country during World War II in the US Army Air Corp and was a drummer in their band.  After moving to Kermit in 1949, Walter became an active member of the Permian Basin community.  He was a member of the Downtown Lions Club for 55 years.  He was a member of the Odessa and Kermit Chambers of Commerce and an active member of the Ambassadors division in Kermit.  He served on the KISD school board for 15 years. He was also involved in American Legion activities. 


Those left to cherish his love and memories are two sons:  Larry Anderson and wife Diana Vine-Anderson and Perry Anderson and wife Shiela, all of Odessa; two brothers:  Jim Anderson of Snyder, TX and John Anderson of Abilene, TX; seven grandchildren:  Lesa Sanchez and husband Louis of Midland, John Allen Anderson and wife Beverly of Flower Mound, TX, Brian Anderson of Cheyenne, WY, Amy Anderson of Denver, CO, Todd Cullison and wife Audra of Odessa, Matt Cullison and Tisha Corcoran both of Dallas; four great-grandchildren: Brandon and Matthew Sanchez and Allison and Quinten Cullison and a host of nieces and nephews and extended family.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joyce, one brother – Joe Anderson and one sister – Gladys Anderson.


Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, September 29, 2006 at First United Methodist Church with Reverend David Weyant officiating. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and nephews:  Carl Brininstool, Mitchell Brininstool, Lindsay Brininstool, Matt Cullison, Todd Cullison, John Anderson, Lesa Sanchez, and Louis Sanchez.  Honorary Pallbearers will include Kermit Ambassadors.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church at 744 Jeffee, Kermit, Texas or to the Children’s Miracle Network at 400 W. 4th Street, Odessa, Texas 79761. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.


Martin Estrada

Martin Estrada, age 23, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, October 4, 2006 in Artesia, NM.  He was born Tuesday, October 5, 1982 to Alfredo and Maria Elena (Ronquillo) Estrada in Kermit and was a lifetime Kermit resident.

Martin graduated from Kermit High School in 2001.  He worked for Mayo-Marrs Casing Pulling Inc. on a pulling unit.  He was a friendly outgoing person who loved and cherished his family.  He was a devoted father and loved spending time with his son. Erick was the center of his universe.  He was a sporting man who enjoyed horse races, rooster fights, and drag races.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include his mother:  Maria Elena Estrada of Kermit; his son:  Erick Andrew Estrada of Sanderson, TX; two brothers:  Freddy Estrada of Kermit, TX and Victor Manuel Estrada of Midland, TX; two sisters:  Luz Maria Rodriguez and Mariela Estrada both of Midland, TX; and several nieces and nephews:  Karina, Alex, Alexia, Daniel, Carlos, Katya, Daniela, and Victoria.

Martin was preceded in death by his father, Alfredo Estrada.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Sunday October 8, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am October 9, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit, officiated by Father Rudy Lacerna.  Pallbearers will be Elias Marquez, Tony Lares, Rodney Garcia, Juan Gomez, Rene Roman, Rene Urias, Brian Duncan, Walter Lujan, Cesar Soltero, Jose Montoya, Bobby Gallardo, and Ervey Carrasco.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Alex Lopez, Daniel Rodriguez, and Carlos Estrada.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Charles W. “Chuck” Hurst

Charles W. “Chuck” Hurst 76 of Kermit passed from this life on Thursday, October 05, 2006 at the Hospice House in Odessa.  He was born on July 28, 1930 in Gorman, Eastland County, Texas to the late Willard and Edith (Hale) Hurst.

Charles had been a resident of Kermit since 1954 where he was employed by El Paso Natural Gas as an operator.  He married Ruby Hayden in Eunice, New Mexico in 1954. They enjoyed 52 wonderful years of marriage.  He served his country in the US Army during the Korean conflict.  In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and a good game of golf.

Those left to cherish his love and memories include his wife: Ruby Hurst of Kermit; his daughter:  Debbie Lynn Dennis and husband Mike of Kermit; and three grandchildren:  Ryan Keith Dennis, Michael Wayne Dennis, and Trenton Dennis all of Kermit.

Graveside services were held at Kermit Cemetery on Monday, October 9, 2006 at 2:00 pm with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.


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