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Obituaries 2018
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Dorothy Beatty 2018
Dorothy June Lee Beatty

Dorothy June Lee Beatty, age 83, of Odessa, Texas joined her loved ones in heaven February 4, 2018. She had slowly declined in health over the previous years and passed from this earth surrounded by her care givers Charlene Beauchamp, Deidra Lewis, and Kenny Lewis at Medical Center Hospital. In the days before, she was blessed to be surrounded by family and to have the chance to say goodbye and let everyone know that it was going to be okay.

Dorothy June was born July 4, 1934 in Rotan, Texas to Dena Francis Doyle and Charles Alvin Lee. She was one of twelve children, but was the first born girl. Being the oldest girl, she would in many ways take on not only the role of devoted sister but also as momma to her siblings who often times refer to her as their sister momma. She would become their protector and at times their guardian angel, as she once saved her sister Mary from a snake and her sister Betty from drowning in the pond when she was just a small child.

The role of momma would follow her throughout her life. Her first marriage to Henry Carrol Paul would bless her with her first two children Linda Jane and Glenda Pearl. She would later remarry to Gerald Reno Beatty. The union would bring forth four more children, Barbara Ann, Jerry Lee, Charlene Francis, and the baby of the family Amy June. Dorothy viewed her children and their families as her ultimate accomplishment in life and they were her pride and joy. She was quick to share their pictures, their stories, and share their memories with anyone who was willing to listen. While a large family was a blessing, funds were often tight, but she did her best to provide for her children and try to make everything alright.

Dorothy was no stranger to hard work and perseverance. She held many jobs throughout her life, but is best known for the twenty plus years that she dedicated to Long John Silvers. She would hold her position there as cashier and server until her body simply could not keep up any longer.

There is no doubt that Dorothy was a wonderful sister, a proud momma, and a hard worker, but she really hit her stride in life when she was given the title of Grandma or as some affectionately refer to her, “Gmom”. She loved and adored each and every one of her grandchildren and great grandchildren whether they lived near or far. She cherished the pictures she received and would spend countless hours editing photos and framing them so that her children and their families were always in her sight and in her heart.

Those closest to her would say that she will be most remembered for her selfless way, always putting herself last, her quick humor, strong will, gentle nature, soft spoken words of wisdom, her beautiful smile, mothering nature, potato salad, and the love she shared with everyone she met.

Dorothy Beatty was greeted at the gates of heaven by her first husband:  Henry Carrol Paul; her second husband: Gerald Rene Beatty; her parents: Dena and Charles Alvin; her brothers Charles Alvin Jr., William Alvin “Babe”, Neil Truman, Claude Lewis “Chilli”, Glen, Dewey, Charles Ray, and James Henry “Jimmy”; step-son: Gerald Jerry Beatty Jr.; and step-daughter: Roberta Beatty Frost.

She is survived by her sisters: Betty Kinchelo of Clyde, TX, Mary Isbell of Snyder, TX, and Doris Hammit of Rockport, TX; her children: Linda Packman and husband Jon of San Antonio, TX, Glenda and Dwayne Campbell of Houston, TX, Barbara and Larry Joy of Unionville, TN, Jerry and Bobbi Beatty of Katy, TX, Charlene and Jeffrey Beauchamp of Kermit, TX, and Amy and Shane Christenson of Houston, TX; the sparkles in her eye, her grandchildren: Kelly, Matt, Mallory, Lori, Leslie, Daina, Larry Dwayne, Shelby, Sydney, Samantha, Denise, James, Deidra, and Justin as well as her great grandchildren:  Harold, Charley, Madeline, Shelby, Logan, Apreada, Topher, Lane, Ashley, Grace, Jacklyn, Kenny, Damien, and Kayla.

Dorothy June Lee Beatty may have slipped temporarily away from those who loved her most upon this earth, but she will always remain close to our hearts, in our memories, and on our minds, for she truly did love a lot in her life. Until we meet again “Que Sera Sera”.

Funeral services will be held 1:15 pm Friday, February 9, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Brother Terry Pierce officiating.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to West Texas Diamonds in the Ruff.

Benito H Juarez 2018

Benito Hernandez Juarez

Benito Hernandez Juarez, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born November 17, 1934 in Mexico to Paulo and Eloisa (Hernandez) Juarez. He married Margarita Juarez in October of 1954 and they celebrated 63 wonderful years together.

Benito was a member of the Catholic Church and loved his faith. He was a hard working man and enjoyed working on the ranch and riding his horse. Benito loved to dance and listen to music. He enjoyed just going for a cruise in his truck on his spare time. He was a family man and loved his children and grandchildren very much. Benito was very loved and will be missed by many.   

Benito is survived by his wife: Margarita Juarez of Kermit, TX; son: Benito Juarez Jr. and wife Anavey of Kermit, TX; adopted son: Demetrio Pineda of Kermit, TX; five daughters: Romelia Moralez and husband Manuel of Kermit, TX, Silvia Vasquez of Andrew, TX, Faride Bejarano and husband Hector,  Margarita Gomez and husband Victor of Kermit, TX, and Eloisa Campos and husband Lupe of Presidio, TX; six brothers: Santiago Juarez and wife Maria of Mexico, Jose Juarez and wife Yolanda of Monahans, TX, Paulo Juarez Jr. and wife Celestina of Odessa, TX, Antonio Juarez and wife Norma of Las Vegas, NV, Armando Juarez and wife Olaya of Odessa, TX and Jose Luis Juarez of Odessa, TX; five sisters: Francisca Porras and husband Martin of Kermit, TX, Eloisa Marques of Odessa, TX, Lupe Baeza and husband Rojelio of Muleshoe, TX, Maria Gonzalez and husband Francisco of Odessa, TX, and Carmen Moreno and husband Urbano of Deming, NM; 20 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.    

Benito is preceded in death by his parents: Paulo and Eloisa Juarez and daughter: Ninfa Madrid.

A Rosary will be held 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit officiated by Father Mark Salas.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include: Oscar Morales, Javier Madrid, Hector Bejarano, Nuffy Bejarano, Omar Gomez, Eloy Juarez, Benito Juarez Jr., and Lupito Campos.  Honorary Pallbearers will include: Jorge Morales, Carlos Morales, and Luis Alfonso Madrid.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Orilea Brown 2018
Orilea Brown

Orilea Brown, age 94, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at her home in Kermit, TX.  She was born August 31, 1923 in Denton, TX to Claudious and Oral Lee (Wetherly) Steagall.  She married Lloyd Brown Jr. on February 14, 1946 in Sunray, TX and he preceded her in death in 1998 after 52 years of marriage.

Orilea was a talented artist.  She had a gift for painting and writing poetry.  Orilea enjoyed working in her yard and her flower garden.  According to her son she was, "the best cook in the world," and she was known for her cream pies.

She is survived by her sons: Jim Brown and wife Nancy of Georgetown, TX and Kerry Brown of Kermit, TX; daughter:  Bharbara Thurber of Kermit, TX; grandchildren:  Brett Thurber, Erik Brown, and Kimberly Brown; great-grandchildren:  Logan Thurber, Brady Thurber, Hadyn Thurber, Kara Brown, Natalie Brown, Noah Brown, and Sam Shepard.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Lloyd Brown Jr.; parents:  Claudious and Oral Lee Steagall;  and grandson: Lance Thurber.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Betty Reich 2018

Betty Jean Reich

Betty Jean Reich, age 90, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Odessa, TX.  She was born May 30, 1927 in Electra, TX. to Roland and Della (Fowler) Tyler. She married George Reich on October 8, 1944 and they celebrated 66 wonderful years together, until his passing in 2010.

Betty was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church and loved the Lord. She enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. She loved to decorate and always kept a spotless home. Betty helped run Reich’s Shoes for many years and was an adoring grandmother and great-grandmother. 

She is survived by her son: Larry A. Reich and wife Katheryn of Coyanosa, TX; daughter: Suzette Buchanan and husband Jackie of Quinlan, TX; five grandchildren: Larry A. Reich Jr., Laura K. Reich, Jennifer Wright and husband Craig, Janie Buchanan, Michelle Grove and husband Richard, and Meza and husband Eric; four great-grandchildren: Frankie Wright, Phoenix Wright, Tyler Grove, and Ryker Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.    

She is preceded in death by her husband: George Reich; son: Ty Reich; parents: Roland and Della Tyler; three sisters: Lea Deznarz, Ruby Tyler, and Pearly May Tyler; and three brothers: Roy Tyler, Homer Tyler, and Tim Tyler.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10:00 am at the 1st United Methodist Church with Reverend Jean Riley officiating. Burial will follow at the Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Larry Reich Jr., Eric Meza, Craig Wright, Jackie Buchanan, Randy Morgan, and Phoenix Wright.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Betty’s name can be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association “Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, D.C. 20090-6011” or the American Cancer Society “American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123”

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Irene Quiroz 2018

Irene Salazar Quiroz

Irene Salazar Quiroz, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in at her home in Wink, TX.  She was born October 18, 1937 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Romulo and Irene (Valenzuela) Salazar. Irene married Octavio Quiroz in Mexico and they celebrated many wonderful years together, until his passing in 1986.

Irene was a member of the Catholic Church. She loved to work in her garden and grow beautiful flowers. She loved her family and always enjoyed making tamales for them. Irene enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, listening to music and talking to her friends on the phone. She loved her children and grandchildren very much and was known to them as “Mami”. Irene was very loved and will be dearly missed.    

She is survived by her 3 sons: Sergio Quiroz of Kermit, TX, Eleazar Quiroz of Wink, TX and Jorge Quiroz and wife Lucy Bustamante of Kermit, TX; 6 daughters: Yolanda Valenzuela and husband Manuel of Wink, TX, Sylvia Porras of  Monahans, TX, Tomasa Armendariz and husband Chito of Wink, TX, Peggy Hernandez and husband Rojelio of Wink, TX, Arsilia Montanez and husband Jose of Wink, TX and Monica Quiroz of Wink, TX; 2 brothers: Meliton Salazar and wife Rosemary of Carlsbad, NM and Armando Salazar of Ojinaga, Mexico; 2 sisters: Valentina Lopez and husband Manuel of Lubbock, TX and Olivia Salazar of Norman, OK; 29 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.  

She is preceded in death by her husband: Octavio Quiroz, and parents: Romulo and Irene Salazar.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 pm, Monday, March 5, 2018 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Mark Salas officiating.  Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include: Manuel Valenzuela Jr., Aaron Quiroz, Elvis Porras, Adrian Armendariz, Roy Hernandez, and Dimas Quiroz.  Honorary Pallbearer will be: Damian Martinez.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Zach Hill 2018
Zachary Justin Hill

Zachary Justin Hill, 36, left this life surrounded by his family on Tuesday February 27, 2018.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 3rd at 2pm, at First Baptist Church in Kermit, Texas. Zach was born on February 25, 1982 to Marsha and James Hill. He loved his son, his family, many many friends, his fur baby Mugsy, and especially his better half.

Zach is preceded in death by his grandparents, JC and Margaret Denny, LV and Wilma Hill, as well as two uncles: Pat Denny and Mike Denny.

He is survived by his sons: Keaton Hill of Forsan TX and Jorge Briones of Midland TX; parents: James and Marsha Hill of Kermit, TX; his little sister: Callie Hill of Midland, TX; cousins: Jeana, Kristina and Mia Espinoza and Clay and wife Megan Denny of Rockledge, FL; and several loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Honorary pallbearers are: Trevor, Greg Golden, Jake Guebara, Muke Patel, Kenneth Arnold, Nathan Zarate, Billy Gallego, Brenton Kidd, Breeze Rendon, Jennifer Carpenter and Audrey Iniguez.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the amazing nursing staff at Midland Memorial Hospital, Matt, Billy and Kelsey, along with the crew of doctors that cared for Zach. We are forever grateful for the love and compassion shown to our family during this difficult time. Memorial donations may be made to the benefit account for Zach's son, Keaton, at WesTex Community Credit Union.

Zach's services were under the care of Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Barbara Day 2018

Barbara Day

Barbara Day is "absent from the body and present with the Lord." She passed away March 9, 2018 at Care Nursing Center of Early, Texas.  She was born to W. H. Anderson and Edna Johnson Anderson June 23, 1932 at Stamford, Texas.

A visitation will be held Saturday March 10, 2018 at Heartland Funeral Home Early, Texas from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  She will be transported to Kermit where a visitation will be Sunday March 11, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  The funeral services, led by Gary Day, will be Monday March 12, 2018 at Belvue Baptist Church in Kermit beginning at 2:00pm. Graveside services will follow in the Kermit Cemetery under the direction of Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Her greatest love was her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and she spent her life serving Him by serving others.  She taught Sunday School for many years, worked VBS, prepared Wednesday meals for youth ministry, worked as church janitor, was on prayer chains, assisted with funeral meals, church anniversary celebrations and much more. Outside the church she gave rides to doctor appointments, the senior citizen, did homebound Sunday School lessons, Bible studies, and home visitations.

Barbara served her family as a good and faithful housewife and mom while the family was home.  Later she worked outside the home taking census, doing wedding planning, peddling cantaloupe, working at a donut shop, and selling insurance just to mention a few.

She loved the Lord, family, church, and friends.  She had great pride in her children and did not mind taking your time to report how well she thought of them.  One might say her grandchildren were spoiled by her but they would say they were loved special by her.  Her entire adult life was spent being a vital and active part of her church as a servant and worker. And if she ever put you into her category of friend you were cherished by her.

Mrs. Day is survived by son Gary Day and wife Robin of Early/Abilene, daughter Cindy Peterson and husband Wayland of Early, son Bill Day and wife Kathy of Pleasanton. She has 7 grandchildren: Jeremy Day, Mark Day, Nathan Peterson, Jason Peterson, Jerry Day, Jenni Bleth and Jacob Day.  There are 18 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a great host of family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Clayton Day, parents W.H Anderson and Edna Anderson, brother Floyd Anderson, and daughter-in-law Judy Day.

Jerry Don Bell 2018
Jerry Don Bell

Jerry Don Bell, age 73, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Lubbock, TX. He was born on June 28, 1944, in Coleman, TX to Andrew “Jack” and Martha “Frances” (Jamison) Bell. 

Jerry was a veteran of the US Army where he served as a MP.  He was a law enforcement officer in Ector County and served as Sheriff in Winkler County for 4 years. He was a hardworking man and loved the city of Kermit very much. He loved the dirt, and the oil patch. He especially loved telling stories about the booming times. During his time in Kermit he was a coach for the little dribblers. Jerry was loved by many and will be missed dearly. 

He is survived by his son: Manuel Hernandez III and wife Maria of Lubbock, TX; daughter: Pat Hernandez and husband Hugo of Kermit, TX; two sisters: Mary Frances Williamson of Lubbock, TX; and Linda Spann of Amarillo, TX; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by the love of his life: Georgia Navarette; parents: Andrew “Jack” and Martha “Frances” Bell; two brothers: Jackie Bell; and Roland Bell; and sister: Patsy.

A Funeral service will be celebrated at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Chapel, with Brother Ed Simmons officiating, with burial to follow at the Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Hugo Hernandez, Brandon Coronado, Benjamin Coronado, Manuel Hernandez III, Manuel Hernandez IV, and Matthew Hernandez.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Victor Muniz 2018

Victor Muniz

Victor Muniz, of Jal, NM passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in a car accident. He was born November 28, 1969 in Kermit, TX to Esteban Corrales and Maria Romana (Villa) Muniz. He married Gina Olivas in Odessa, TX on August 17, 2000.

Victor was a hard working man. He was a dedicated father and husband who greatly loved spending time with his family. Often, Victor could be found enjoying his free time fishing, and camping. He was a big Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved playing games, telling jokes, and pulling pranks. Victor was very punctual and hated being late. He loved the 80's and was jokingly called "Uncle Rico" when telling stories of his glory days. Victor was an active member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Jal. He also was a great coach and loved working with children.

Victor is survived by his wife: Gina Muniz of Jal, NM; sons: Viktor Muniz of Edom, TX, Zachary Muniz of Edom, TX, and Nicholas Muniz of Jal, NM; daughter: Ashley Muniz of Jal, NM; mother: Romana Muniz of Kermit, TX; brothers: Esteban M. Muniz of Kermit, TX, Javier Muniz and wife Christina of Ft. Worth, TX, and Arturo Muniz and wife Cecy of Kermit, TX; sister: Elizabeth Abila and husband Alvaro of Wylie, TX; and many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Aunts, and Uncles.

Victor was preceded in death by his father: Esteban Muniz; and his grandparents: Faustino and Maria Muniz, Lucas Villa and Apolonia Dominguez.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Thomas/St. Joseph Catholic Church located at 838 Bellaire in Kermit officiated by Father Mark Salas. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Javier Muniz, Arturo Muniz, Viktor Muniz, Zachary Muniz, Nicholas Muniz, Isaac Olivas, and Esteban Munis Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Esteban Muniz, Ismael Olivas, Lupe Olivas, Lisa Olivas, Rudy Flores, Mario Gonzalez, Saul Alvarado, Ivan Martinez, Brett Fostel, all his cousins, many friends, and classmates.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor. 

Deloris D Brown 2018

Deloris Lynn Brown

Deloris Brown, age 64, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family in Kermit, TX.  She was born  October 13, 1953, in Seminole, TX to Lonnie and Ernestine (Oats) Washington. 

Deloris was a member or the Baptist Church and loved the lord. She loved having a good time whether it be talking with friends, playing dominos, cards or watching her favorite show the Young and the Restless. She loved to cook and play bingo. Deloris was a feisty woman but an amazing mother and grandmother. She was very loved by her friends and family and will be dearly missed. 

She is survived by her two sons: Justin Brown of Grapevine, TX; and Anthony Williams and wife Priscilla of Kermit, TX; daughter: Tracie King of Belton, TX; sister: Mary Alexander of North Carolina; two aunts: Willadean Oats and Helen Glover; eight grandchildren: Bria, Brittany, Justice, Destany, Chris, Anthony, Dominique, and Jordan; and two great-grandchildren: Jada and Chloe. 

She is preceded in death by her parents: Lonnie and Ernestine (Oats) Washington: sister: Shirl Combs, and grandmother: Lucille Oats.

A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with brother Roy Christopher Officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Howard McKay 2018

Howard McKay

Howard McKay, 85 of Kermit, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  He was born June 24, 1932 in Turkey, TX to Delbert and Lillie (Rutherford) McKay.  He married Alva McMurtrey in Kermit, TX on June 16, 2010 and they celebrated 7 years together.

Howard was raised on the farm in the Texas panhandle until the age of 14.  He moved to Kermit in 1945 and later graduated from Kermit High School in 1951.  He worked for Schlumberger in 1952 as an operator.  In 1960, he was promoted to perforating engineer.  He lived in Snyder a short time then moved to Oxbow, Canada while training another employee.  He moved to Tyler for 10 years and finally back to Kermit in 1970.  In Kermit,  he opened McKay's Home Furnishings which is still operating today.  He loved his church and his church family very much. Howard enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, playing golf, and playing games like wahoo, poker and dominoes with friends and family.

Howard is survived by his wife:  Alva McKay of Kermit, TX; daughter: Diane Sutton and husband Roger of Kermit, TX; step-son:  Gene Bagwell and wife Susan of San Marcos, TX; step-daughters:  Donna Tucker and husband Charles of Whitesboro, TX, Danna Hensley and husband Jerry of Whitesboro, TX; sister:  Aline Hicks of Kermit, TX; grandchildren:  Forest Henson, Alexis McKay, Alyssa McKay, and Addison McKay; step-grandchildren:  Preslie Davis, Zachary Withrow, Gunner Withrow, Faith Jordan, Alyssa Hensley, Ashley Hensley, Taylor Hensley, Jennifer Towery, and Sonja and Tom Bilderback; and step-great-grandchildren:  Jordan, Gannon, Ashton, Sophie, Paislee, Eli, and Charlie Rai.

Howard was preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years:  Faye McKay; parents:  Walter and Lillie McKay; son:  David McKay; brothers:  Boyd, William, Jimmy and Lee; and sister:  Ruby.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Kermit with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include:  Jerry Hensley, John Day, Larry Farley, Danny Zumwalt, Terry Woods, and Kerry Jones.  Honorary Pallbearers will include Charles Tucker and Gene Bagwell.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Howard's name may be made to Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street  Suite 800  Miami, FL 33131.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.