Family Services Funeral
Bolter, of Kermit, TX, passed away at the time of her birth on
Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Odessa, TX. She was born to Benjamin
and Hannah (Guffie) Bolter.
She is survived by her parents: Benjamin and
Hannah Bolter of Kermit, TX;
James and Jennifer Guffie of Kermit, Heather Walton Bolter of
Kermit, and Allen Bolter of Kermit; great-grandparents:
Rose Byrum of Kermit, TX, Charlie and Colleen Guffie of
Kamiah, ID, John Walton of Kermit, and Jean Walton of Midland, TX;
aunt: Jordan Guffie of
Jonean Walton of Kermit, and Tracy Knowlton and husband Dwight of
Phoenix, AZ; and numerous other great aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Preceding her in death were her great-grandpa:
Roy Byrum and great-great grandpa: Jack Dickey.
memorial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
James Stanton McMahan
James Stanton McMahan, 97, was born April 8,
1920, in Ft. Worth, Texas to David Homer and Clara Mae (Hale)
McMahan and passed away January 8, 2018 at the Beehive in Hobbs,
New Mexico. A celebration of Stanton’s life will be held Thursday,
January 11, 2018 at 1:00 MST at the First Baptist Church, 323
Alameda St. Jal, New
Mexico. Interment will follow at the Jal Cemetery.
Stanton married Mary Lillian Harbour, June 7,
1947, in Lometa, Texas. He resided in Jal for 60 years and was a
member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. McMahan retired from El
Paso Natural Gas Company at Jal, New Mexico, in 1983 after 34 years
of Service in the instrument department. Stanton served in the Army
Air Corps during WWII as a Motor Transportation NCO from 1941-1946.
He was Preceded in death by Mary, his beloved wife of 61 years, his
parents, one brother Glendower McMahan, and sister-in-law Pat
Those left to cherish his love and memories
are his three children: Roxie Swain and husband Harold of Jal, NM,
Brenda Stephens and husband Jerry of Houston, TX, and Keith McMahan
of New Albany, IN. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Toni
Bridges and husband Cole of Camas, WA, Kevin Swain and wife
Stephanie of Las Vegas. NV, Aaron McMahan of New Albany IN, and
Rachel Brackens and husband Justin of San Diego, CA. His great
grandchildren are Saxton and Tenley Blue Bridges of Cames WA,
Aislynn and Charlotte Swain of Las Vegas, NV and Elijah and Landon
Brackens of San Diego, CA; two sisters: Joyce Boyd and husband
Howard of Snyder, TX, and Mary Lou Goodson of Ft. Worth, TX, and
one brother Jack McMahan of Stanton. TX. He is also survived by
numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
Stan drove a truck for a living at a young age
and it seems white line fever was always in his blood which
inspired him and his wife to travel and see the world, or at least
the United States and Canada. In 1972, Stan and Mary bought a
pickup camper that they traveled in until 1976 when they bought
their first fifth-wheel trailer. By 1984, they had traveled to all
fifty states where he had his picture made on the steps of each
state’s Capitol Building. After that, nothing was left to do but to
start all over again only on a new route.
Stan had a very close family and loved them
dearly. He was interested in everything from sports to politics to
what made an engine run. He loved watching football, basketball,
track and dancing to the Big Band Era music, Bob Wills swing music
and country music. He was a people person and would travel miles
out of his way just to go by and visit with an old acquaintance,
Army buddies, or see someone in the hospital. He was a
perfectionist who loved doing yard work, gardening, refinishing
furniture and tinkering with old cars.
April 11, 2011 Stan and his brother-in-law
Howard Boyd shared a poignant memory when they flew from Abilene,
TX on a WWII Veterans Honors Flight to visit the WWII Memorial to
In Lieu of flowers, donations in Stan's name
can be made to J.A.L. Club for Helping Hands, P.O. Box 778 Jal, NM.
88252 or to the First Baptist Church Women’s Ministry, P.O. Box 358
Jal, NM. 88252
Pallbearers will include: Jerry Boyd, Brian
McMahan, Jason McMahan, Mark Mills, Paul Mills, and Mark Gann.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services
Mary Elizabeth Lewis Garrett
Mary Elizabeth Lewis Garrett, age 106, passed
away on Monday, January 8, 2018 in Springer, NM.
She was born July 16, 1911 in Menard County, TX to LeRoy and
Frances (Knight) Lewis. Mary married George Brinkley Garrett on July
17, 1933 and they celebrated 55 wonderful years together, before his
passing in 1989.
Mary was a member of the Baptist Church, and
loved the Lord. She was the most loving and selfless person her
family and friends knew. Mary was always laughing, and loved making
others laugh. She enjoyed playing Skip Bo, King Sol, and 42
Dominoes. Mary was an RN for over 50 years and always enjoyed taking
care of others. She lived a very long and full life, and was an
amazing mother, loving grandmother, a wonderful great-grandmother
She is survived by her son: Lewis Garrett of
Montgomery, TX; son-in-law: Kenneth Cox of Pennsylvania; two
daughters: Ila Kay Blacksten and husband Howard of Durango, CO and
Nancy Jespersen of Springer, NM; special niece: Loretta Boardman; 17
grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren
and 2 more expected great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband: George
Brinkley Garrett; son: James Henry Garrett: daughter: Glenda Gay
Garrett Cox; and parents: LeRoy and Frances "Fannie" Zebiah
A Graveside service to celebrate her life will
be 2:00 pm, Friday, January 12, 2018 at Kermit Cemetery, with
Brother Mike Bryant officiating. Pallbearers will include: Carl
Garrett, Ernie Jespersen, Tim Jespersen, Bud Blacksten, John
Blacksten, Dan Dykes, Zach Garrett, Randy Atwood and Fabian Oņate.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services
Betty Marie Johnson
Betty Marie Johnson,
89, passed away on the 9th of January 2018. She was born the
July 23, 1928, in McCamey, Texas to Seth and Ida Stepp. The
family moved to El Paso in 1930. She married Charles David
on March 22, 1947. Charles
preceded her in death December 21, 2004. The Johnson family
moved to Monahans, Texas in 1980. Betty retired from the Ward
County Library. She was very involved in community and church
activities. She was a member of the Ward Memorial Hospital
Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, and Friends of the Library. She
served as secretary of the Monahans Eastern Star, and taught
first and second grade at
Southside Baptist Church in
Monahans for many years.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Darlene
Morris and her husband Terry Morris of Evergreen, Colorado; and
three beautiful grandchildren, Justin Morris, Dylan Morris and
Megan Morris Thomas and her husband, Drew Thomas all of
Funeral Services are
scheduled for 2:00 pm, Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Southside
Baptist Church in Monahans with Pastor Joshua Rieff officiating.
Interment will be privately held
at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family
Services Funeral Parlor
Henry Charles "Charlie" Wright
Henry Charles "Charlie" Wright, passed away on
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
He was born February 22, 1945 in Pecos, TX to W. L. (Leonard)
and Ruth E. Wright. He
married Ruby Ferguson in Kermit, TX.
"Charlie" as he was known to his many friends
was a friend to everyone.
He had never met a stranger.
Often, Charlie could be found playing pool, listening to
music, and working as a mechanic.
He was fun to be around and was a good mechanic.
Family was extremely important to Charlie and he greatly
enjoyed being a grandpa.
His family often called him by the special nickname of
Charlie is survived by his wife: Ruby Lea Wright
of Kermit, TX.; sons: Charles Wright and wife Angi of Odessa, TX.,
and Christopher Wright of Robert Lee, TX.; step-son:
Danny Harris of Kermit, TX.; sisters:
Velma Bryant and husband Lloyd of Brownwood, TX., and Nita
Johnson and husband Ray of Brownwood, TX.; grandchildren:
Colt Wright, and Braxton Henry Wright; a very special adopted
little brother: Tom Partain and wife Pam of Arp, TX; Billy Dunlop
and wife Denise of Kermit; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Charlie is preceded in death by his parents:
William and Ruth Wright; daughter:
Charlea (Little Charlie) Talene Wright; granddaughter:
Emily Nicole Wright; brothers:
L.A. Wright, Joe Alvin Wright, and John Leonard Wright;
sisters: Evelyn Wright
and Margarett Widner.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm on Monday,
January 15, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church in Kermit officiated by
Brother Jess Little.
Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include Tom Partain, Billy Dunlop, David
Sceff, Clay Reynolds, Bo Reynolds, Lendale Widner, Bert Widner.
Honorary Pallbearers will include Mike Williams and Don
Memorials may be made in Charlie's honor to his
widow to help with expenses.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services
Eusebio “Chivan” Sanchez Marquez
Eusebio Sanchez Marquez,
passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by
He was born March 21, 1940 in Mexico
to Bartolo and Delia (Sanchez) Marquez.
He married Isabel Tarin on December
19, 1964 and they were married 53 years.
“Chivan” as he was known
to his friends and family, had a great sense of humor. He loved to
pull pranks on everyone. He enjoyed tinkering with anything he
could. Chivan loved working on the ranch and growing vegetables and
flowers. He had a kind and giving heart and loved to help others
especially children. He also enjoyed raising and caring for pigeons.
Chivan’s family and friends were always the most important thing in
his life. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
Chivan is survived by
his wife: Isabel Marquez of Kermit, TX; five sons: Eduardo Marquez
and wife Leticia of Kermit, TX, Edmundo Marquez of Midland, TX,
Efren Marquez and wife Janet of Kermit, TX, Eusebio Marquez Jr. of
Midland, TX and Elias Marquez
and wife Jannette of Midland, TX;
daughter: Elodia Flores and husband Ramiro of Mont Belvieu, TX; two
brothers: Dario Marquez and wife Christina of Andrews, TX and
Apolonio Marquez and wife Berta of Odessa, TX; four sisters: Carlota
Saenz of Presidio, TX, Elisama Gonzalez and husband Bernadino of
Amarillo, TX, Luz Elma Payan and husband Madaleno of Odessa, TX and
Maria Elena Sanchez of Amarillo, TX; 14 grandchildren: Erika, Alex,
Jacob, Nicholas, Jonathan, Damian, Nicole, Ashley, Isaiah, Jaleen,
Julian, Sebastian, Mark, and Devin; and 4 great-great-grandchildren:
Ava, Cruz, JoEric, and Joziah.
Chivan is preceded in death by his parents:
Bartolo and Delia Marquez; brothers: Andres Marquez; Santiago
Marquez; Eusebio Marquez; and Jose Hermilo Marquez; sister: Elpidia
Marquez; and grandson: David Flores.
A Rosary will be held
8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Family Services Funeral
A Mass of Christian Burial will be
2:00 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the St. Joseph Catholic
Church in Kermit, officiated by Father Mark Salas.
Interment will follow at Kermit
Pallbearers will include: Devin
Flores, Alex Marquez, Jacob Marquez, Jonathan Marquez, Damian
Marquez, Hector Montoya Jr., and Julian Marquez.
Honorary Pallbearers will include:
Isaiah Marquez, Mark Flores, Sebastian Marquez, and Danny Mendoza.
Memorials may be made in
Chivan’s name to the American Stroke Association 9707 East Easter
Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112; Meals on Wheels 416 E. Campbell
Kermit, TX. 79745; or All People Hospice 1324 N. County Road W.
Odessa, TX. 79763.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family
Services Funeral Parlor.
Liberty Montis Bowen
Liberty Montis Bowen, age 94, passed away on Wednesday, January
17, 2018 at her home in Jal, NM.
She was born October 17, 1923 in Stonewall, OK to Morris
and Annie (Timmons) Tigner.
She married LeRoy
"Pete" Bowen on August 8, 1938 and he preceded her in
death in 1989 after 51 years of marriage.
"Lib" or "Nanny Lib" as she was fondly known to her loved ones,
traveled around the country seismographing.
Liberty was a homemaker, she loved to dance, listen to
music, cook, sew, crochet, quit, and make pillows which she gave
to many people.
After Pete passed away, she found happiness again with her
partner Arl Coble.
She and Arl were together 8 years when he passed away in 2002.
She moved to Jal, NM to live with her loving family in
She is survived by her son: Steve Bowen and wife Linda of Jal,
NM; brother: Clois
Reppond of South Dakota; three grandchildren:
Larry Lee Bowen and wife Becca of Millersville, TX,
Laquita Thomasson and husband Joseph of Jal, NM and Lyndeana
Bowen of Jal, NM; six great-grandchildren:
Autumn Romero and husband Jose,
and husband Esteban, Alanna Thomasson, Dylan Bowen, Kegan
Thomasson, and Travis Bowen; 8 great-great-grandchildren:
Alasaya Botello, Riki Bowen, Jacob Romero, Carlee Hernandez,
Lola Hernandez, Wyatt Arrona, Claire Arrona, and Jose Romero Jr.
She is preceded in death by her husband: LeRoy "Pete" Bowen;
partner: Arl Coble; 3 sons: Johnny Lee Bowen, Gerald Wayne Bowen
and Gary Don Bowen;
her mother: Annie
John Reppond; and two brothers:
Lynn Tigner and John Reppond Jr.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.