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Obituaries 2009
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Jessie Montoya

Jessie Montoya, age 19, of Kermit, TX passed away on April 13, 2009 in Hobbs, NM. Jesse was born on October 25, 1989 in Monahans, TX to Gilbert and Romelia (Quiroz) Montoya.  Jessie was a cowboy.  He enjoyed everything about horses.  He worked as a horse trainer, horse breaker, and was even a jockey.  He also spent much time outdoors hunting and fishing.

 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Adriana Montoya of Kermit, TX; daughter: Nevella Montoya of Kermit, TX; his parents: Gilbert and Romelia Montoya of Kermit, TX; three brothers: Gilbert Montoya and wife Michelle of Kermit, TX, Gerardo Montoya and wife Lillyan of Fort Stockton, TX and Joselito Montoya and wife Maria of Midland, TX. He was preceded in death by his grandmother: Manuela Montoya.

 

Services will be 2:00 pm Friday, April 17, 2009 at Iglesia Evangelica de la fe en Cristo Jesus, officiated by Brother Pete Acosta. Pallbearers will be Gilbert Montoya, Gerado Montoya, Joselito Montoya, Joaquin Gonzalez, Cesar Soltero, Jose Campos, Arael De La Rosa and Guadalupe Nunez. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Arcadio Rivera Gonzalez

Arcadio Rivera Gonzalez, age 71, passed away, Monday, April 27, 2009 in Kermit, TX. He was born to Abraham and Angela (Rivera) Gonzalez on Wednesday, January 12, 1938 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. 

Mr. Gonzalez loved listening to music and dancing. He enjoyed planting trees, farming, and taking care of animals such as horses and goats. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. 

Those left behind to cherish his memory are four sons: Abraham Gonzalez and wife Sylvia of Kermit, Gilbert Gonzalez and wife Gina of Pecos, TX, Ruben Gonzalez of Mineral Wells, TX, and Arturo Gonzalez and wife Amparo of Kermit; five daughters: Maria Caballero and husband Humberto of Ojinaga, Mexico, Josie Saenz and husband Reymundo of Kermit, Sylvia Soberanes and husband Israel of Mineral Wells, TX, Teresa Lujan and husband Domingo Calixtro of Mineral Wells, TX and Aida Lujan and husband Ricardo of Kermit; one brother: Felipe De La Rosa and wife Allicia of Odessa; twenty nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Presilla Chavez and her daughter Selena Chavez of Kermit. 

Services are 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Somblea Apostolica de la fe en Cristo Jesus, officiated by Brother Moreno. Pallbearers are: James Rivas, Abraham Gonzalez Jr., Alberto Gonzalez, Innok Saenz, Saulito Lujan Jr., and Carla Rivas. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Emma (Berzoza) Pando

Emma (Berzoza) Pando, age 79, of Kermit passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in Monahans, TX.  She was born Sunday, May 19, 1929, in Sugar City, CO to Anastacio and Manuela (Bustillos) Berzoza.

Mrs. Pando loved sewing, cooking, praying the Rosary and reading the Bible. She enjoyed being a mom and grandmother.  Mrs. Pando was known for her Thanksgiving dinners and her tamales.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband:  Alonzo Pando Sr. of Kermit; step-mother: Sotera Versoza of Kermit; two sons: Gustavo Pando and wife Velma of Odessa and Alonzo Pando Jr. and wife Doris of El Paso, TX; one daughter: Corinna Pando Garcia and husband Jimmy of Wink; two brothers: Reymundo Berzoza and wife Margarita of Kermit and Antonio Versoza and wife Marie of El Paso, TX; four sisters: Josefina Aguirre and husband W.E. and Manuela Pando and husband Eli, all of Kermit, Linda Ortiz and husband David of Big Lake, TX and Enedina Awbrey of Andrews, TX; eight grandchildren: Gustavo Pando II , Ann Marie Pando, Rosa Rubio Pando, April Rubio Pando, Alonzo Pando III, Melissa Leigh Garcia, Jessica Alisa Garcia and Gabrielle Camille Garcia; six great-grandchildren: Eloy Guzman, Arturo Guzman, Zuri Guzman, Dallas Guzman, Isaac Pando and Libra Pando.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Anastacio and Manuela Berzoza and one brother: Ramon Berzoza.

Rosary will be 7:00 pm, Friday, May 1, 2009, at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Mass will be 10:00 am, Saturday, May 2, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Celebrant will be Father Richard Waiwood. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sammy Aguirre, Darrell Pando, Benny Carrasco, Eli Pando Jr., Eddie Pando and Oscar Peña.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Delbert Dean Crawford

Delbert Dean Crawford, age 81, of Kermit, passed away Saturday, May 02, 2009 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Anderson County, Texas on December 21, 1927 to William W. and Nancy (Bell) Crawford.  He married Reta Mae Whittington on December 3, 1951 in Lovington, NM.   He was an oilfield truck driver.

Delbert loved to be outdoors, fishing and gardening.  He also liked to dance.  He also kept himself entertained with computer games and watching TV. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory include his wife of 57 years:  Reta Crawford of Kermit, two sons:  Dennis Crawford and wife Terri of Liberty City, TX and Ron Crawford and wife Vickie of Odessa; one daughter:  Cathy Levermann and husband Larry of New Braunfels, TX; brother:  Bobby Crawford and wife Sue of Palestine, TX; sister:  Melba Williams and husband Virgil of Elkhart, TX; five grandchildren:  Shaun, Cody, Kristi, Bradley, and Nicole; and one great-granddaughter:  Gracey.

He was preceded in death by his parents:  William and Nancy Crawford; his step-mother:  Laura Crawford; two brothers:  Ernest Crawford and W. A. Crawford; and one granddaughter:  Sheila.

Family Visitation will be from 6 to 8:00 pm Monday evening, March 4, 2009 at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Family Services Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bradley Crawford.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be:  Darin Bridges, Jerry Whittington, Clyde Marler, Orville Langford, Virgil Williams, and Billy Voyles.  Honorary pallbearers will be:  James Smith, Charles Mikel, Homer Bryant, and Tom Newberry.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Frances Haynes Baskin

Frances Haynes Baskin age 81, passed away Monday, May 04, 2009 at Hospice House in Odessa.  She was born in Pecos, TX on December 25, 1927. She married H.L. Baskin in Wink on December 31, 1952.

Family visitation will be from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Thursday, May 7, 2009 at the Community Church in Kermit with Rev. Jimmy Braswell and Richard Stovall officiating. Pallbearers will be Haynes Parson, Harlan Parson, Stephen Bowerman, Thomas Morris, Mario Perez and Pat James. Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons. Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by husband: H.L. Baskin, father: A.B. Gibson, Sr. stepfather: L.M. Anderson, mother: Audie B. Anderson and brother: Arthur Bryan Gibson.

Those left behind to cherish her love and memory include her two daughters: Lou Burns and Peggy Parson and husband Terry, all of Kermit; sisters: Ruth James and husband Don of Kingsland, Texas, Winn Stovall of Midland and Mona Deutsch of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren: Monica Bowerman and husband Stephen of Midland, Haynes Parson of Midland, Hayley Parson of Kermit, and Harlan Parson and fiancée Jessica Swann of Odessa; four great grandchildren: Dylan and Jack Bowerman of Midland, and Skyler and Preston Parson of Midland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frances was Presbyterian and she taught school in Kermit for 29 years. Her grandchildren meant the world to her. Reading was her passion and she loved giving books to her great grandsons.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Donations In honor of Frances may be made to Hospice and the American Cancer Society.

Paul Allen Kennon

Paul Allen Kennon, age 83, passed away Friday, May 8, 2009 at his home in Kermit.  He was born in Stephens County, TX on December 20, 1925 to Eddie H. and Madie (Duncan) Kennon.  He married, the love of his life, Wanda Laverne Feagan, on October 10, 1948 and she preceded him in death on February 15, 1992.   Paul was a Christian, and a 60 year member of Goldsmith Lodge 1276 AF and AM.  He greatly enjoyed going to the Senior Center and Jerrie’s Café. 

Graveside Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 12, at Kermit Cemetery with the Rev. Henry Freund officiating. 

He was preceded in death by his wife: Wanda Kennon, and his parents: Eddie H. and Madie Kennon.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son:  Tommy Lee Kennon and wife Sherry of Longview, TX; daughter:  Sue Ann Brown and husband Larry of Odessa; brother:  Earl Jackson Kennon of Houston, TX; two grandchildren:  Janice Phillips of Odessa and Thomas Brown of Odessa; two great-grandchildren:  Amanda Phillips of Odessa and Lawren Phillips of Odessa.

Carolyn Ann Kilgore

Carolyn Ann Kilgore age 50 of Kermit, TX passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009 in Kermit, TX. She was born on Monday, June 30, 1958 in Rowlett, TX to Clybell and Bertie (Mims) Strange. 

Carolyn delighted in watching her son play sports such as football, track and field, and power lifting. She was a loving and devoted mother and wife and was a member of West Side Church of Christ. 

She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband: Mike Kilgore of Kermit, TX; one son: Berry Jr. Kilgore of Kermit, TX; one daughter: Shawanna Strange Bryant and husband Damian of Dallas, TX; two brothers: Johnny Strange and wife Mayola of Dallas, TX and Henry Strange and wife Tashae of Dallas, TX; two sisters: Linda Franklin and husband Dewane of Dallas, TX; Alice Gallow of Dallas, TX and four grandchildren: Keevion Terry, Keianna Terry, Damian Bryant and Ameria Bryant. 

She is preceded in death by her parents: Clybell and Bertie (Mims) Strange; grandparents: Henry Dean and Rilla Mims; two brothers: Leroy Strange and Elvis Strange; four sisters: Donney Biggers, Martha Davis, Kathlene White and Rosie Strange. 

The Wake is scheduled for 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Monday, June 01, 2009 at the West Side Church of Christ. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at the West Side Church of Christ with Brother Joddie Garrett officiating, assisted by Brother James Alexander. Pallbearers will be Levis Awbrey, Bryan Awbrey, Raul Marquez. Marthell Arnsworth, Marty Belcourt and Steven Luezano. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Mike Kilgore, Berry Jr. Kilgore, B.B. Kilgore and The Strange Family.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Memorials may be made to the West Side Church of Christ, 914 W. Campbell St. Kermit, TX 79745.

 
Thomas Edward Mitchell

Thomas Edward Mitchell age 46, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in Kermit, TX. Thomas was born on Thursday, March 21, 1963 in Arlington, TX to Thomas Jefferson and Juliet (Ebel) Mitchell. He moved from Arlington, TX to Jal, NM in 2005. 

He loved working with his hands and was an artist when it came to woodworking and stain glass manufacturing. He was an avid reader and writer.  

Left behind to cherish his memory is his wife: Shawlene (Swearingin) Mitchell of Jal, NM; his parents: Thomas and Juliet Mitchell of Arlington, TX; children: Sallie Young and husband Robert of Jal, NM and Melissa Hobbs and husband Chris of Arlington, TX; two brothers: David Mitchell of Arlington, TX and Phillip Mitchell and wife Anita of Arlington, TX; four sisters: Patti Lawing and husband Mark of Arlington, TX; Judy Mitchell of Arlington, TX; Debbie Mitchell of Arlington, TX and Julie Lester and husband Greg of Arlington, TX; and five grandchildren: JT Middleton, Justin Hobbs, Jaedyn Hobbs, Kurt Young and Kyle Young, 

Services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church in Jal, NM, officiated by Brother Allen Speed. Pallbearers will include: Robert Young, Kyle Young, JT Middleton, Bobby Burkett, Rick Ferguson, Jimmy Samaniego, and Jimmy Samaniego Jr.  Honorary Pallbearers will include:  Lucy, CJ, Justin Hobbs, Jaedyn Hobbs, Kurt Young.  Interment will be at 2:00 pm Friday, May 29, 2009 at Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Jo Ann Paukner

Jo Ann Paukner age 69 of Wink, TX passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in Wink, TX. Jo Ann was born on Sunday, April 07, 1940 in Dallas, TX to Johnny and Virgie Fabbri. 

She enjoyed working, coming home and taking care of the house. She also delighted in playing with dogs and cats. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: James Pilkington of Wink, TX; three sons: Otto William Paukner and wife Janet of Dallas, TX; Steve W. Paukner and wife April of Sebring, OH and Anthony Albert Paukner of Dallas, TX; two step-sons: James Pilkington and wife Helen of Kermit, TX and John Pilkington of Columbus, OH; one step-daughter: Cindy Pilkington of Ft. Stockton, TX; one brother: Charles Carroll Fabbri and wife Wynona of Wink, TX; fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her parents Johnny and Virgie (Mcgee) Fabbri; and two brothers: Jerry Edwin Fabbri and Johnny Albert Fabbri and one granddaughter. 

Services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, May 29, 2009 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, TX, officiated by Pastor Joe Moehler. Interment will follow at the Kermit Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis TN. www.stjude.org/donate

Lord, whom have I in Heaven but thee, and there is none on earth I desire beside thee, who could light a fire inside me, a cleansing flame, eternal, yet always the same. Lord, upon whom shall I call during life’s trials; when its rain starts to fall and its waves beat a while, only thee Lord, my tower and refuge, save by thy power from life’s deluge and Lord at life’s end, when the sun sets low, and the floods subside, let my knee at thy throne bend low where peaceful eternity abides.  ~ Anthony A. Paukner

Catherine Robinson

Catherine (Huey) Robinson, age 74, of Kermit, TX passed away Monday, June 01, 2009 in Kermit, TX. She was born on Saturday, June 16, 1934 in Naples, TX to Cecil and Christine (Gamble) Huey. 

She loved singing and studying her Bible.  She spent many years as a Sunday school teacher, Youth Director, District President of YPWW (Young People Willing Workers) and was a missionary for the church. 

Those left to cherish her memory are a son: Gregory Latral Hannah and wife Samantha of Kermit, TX; three daughters: Linda Skinner and husband Parnell of Odessa, TX; Joyce Stevens and husband Edgar of Odessa, TX and Brenda Franklin and husband Donnell of Hobbs, NM; two step-sons: Curtis Robinson of Odessa, TX and Cleve Robinson of Roswell, NM; two brothers: T.C. Huey of Lamesa, TX and Rubben Huey of Lubbock, TX; two sisters: Christel Butler of Midland and Erma Reeves and husband Harry of Jal, NM; twelve grandchildren: Kevin Skinner, Ashlee Skinner, Marvin Cleveland, Tiffany Bustos, Katrina Mosee, Natasha Mosee, Sonya Washington, Bridgette Franklin, Gregory Hannah Jr., Christopher Hannah, Ebony Hannah, Jeffery Hannah; seven great-grandchildren: A’Nivia Franklin, Amiah Washington, Niya Skinner, Nina Skinner, K.J. Skinner Jr., Nikesha Cleveland and Tinesha Bustos. 

She is preceded in death by her parents: Cecil and Christine (Gamble) Huey; one son: Curtis Hannah and three brothers: Lonnie Huey, Charles Huey and G.B. Huey. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, June 05, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, officiated by Elder Alfred Alexander Jr. and Elder Donald Hunt. Pallbearers will be Marvin Cleveland, Kevin Skinner, Stanley Reeves, Brandon Scott, Wendell Williams and Eugene Williams. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Parnell Skinner, Edgar Stevens, Donnell Franklin and Harry Reeves.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Jewell Mozelle Ridgeway

Jewell Mozelle Ridgeway, age 80, of Kermit went to be with her Lord on Friday, June 5, 2009 at Hospice House in Odessa, TX.  She was born Wednesday, July 25, 1928 in Cisco, TX to Ted and Minnie (Robinson) Ball.

Jewell loved visiting her friends at the Kermit Senior Citizens Center, cooking, doing yard work, and walking.  She was a devout member of the First Baptist Church of Wink.  She was also known to have a big heart and was a caretaker for many members of her family.  Jewell was a loving mother and devoted grandmother to Zachary and Nichole.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter:  Cindy Davidson and her husband Dr. Dave of Odessa; two grandchildren:  Zachary Bolf and Nichole Davidson both of Odessa, and one step-daughter:  Kim Moya and husband Pat of Bay City, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband:  Billy Roger Davis; one son:  Larry Roger Davis; parents: Ted and Minnie Ball; and one brother: Gerald Ball; and one step-daughter:  Tracee Ridgeway.

Family Visitation will be from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Monday, June 8, 2009 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Wink with Brother Richard Ray officiating.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the men of The First Baptist Church of Wink.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.


Sandra Valenzuela Hernandez

Sandra Valenzuela Hernandez, age 32, of Kermit, passed away on June 9, 2009.  She was born on July 15, 1976 to Ruben Hernandez and Elvira Valenzuela. 

She is survived by her husband: Edilberto Quiroz of Sanger, TX; parents: Ruben and Elvira Hernandez of Presidio; three sons:  Efron Montoya, Francisco Javier Quiroz, and Bryan Edilberto Quiros all of Sanger; three brothers:  Modesto Hernandez, Julio Cesar Hernandez and wife Nancy, and Ruben Hernandez Jr.  and wife Magaly all of Odessa; and one sister:  Ramona Hernandez and husband Esidro Montoya of Ojinaga, MX. 

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, July 17,2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit with Father Richard Waiwood officiating.  Pallbearers included:  Edilberto Quiroz, Ruben Hernandez Jr. Samuel Quiroz, Omar Hernandez, Julio Hernandez, and Isidro Montoya.  Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.


 

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