Family Services Funeral
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
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
will follow at Kermit Cemetery.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to West Texas
Diamonds in the Ruff.
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
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
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;
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.
memorial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
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
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
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
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
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services
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 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
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
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