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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.