Family Services Funeral
Vicente Gomez Gonzales|
Vicente Gomez Gonzales, passed away on Tuesday,
May 1, 2018 in Midland, TX surrounded by his family.
He was born July 25, 1940 in San Jose, TX to Cipriano and
Martina (Gomez) Gonzales. He married Maria Magdalena Hernandez in
Odessa, TX and they
spent 60 wonderful years together until her passing in 2005.
Vicente was a hard working man. In his spare
time he loved to fish and fight roosters. He loved to watch baseball
and loved his coffee. He was an amazing father and grandfather who
always loved playing with his grandchildren. Vicente was very loved
and will be missed by many.
Vicente is survived by his son: Guadalupe
Marquez and wife Francisca of Monahans, TX; three daughters: Nomi
Gonzales of Kermit TX, Maria Nino of Ojinaga, Mexico and Concepcion
Rios of Chihuahua, Mexico; three brothers: Nabor Gonzales of Alpine,
TX, Luty Gonzales and wife Suzie of Alpine, TX and Jose Gonzales of
San Antonio, TX; six sisters: Lupe Munoz of Ft. Stockton, TX, Maria
Lopez and husband Eddie of Ft. Stockton, TX, Maria Gonzales and
husband Manuel of Midland, TX, Ester Escovedo and husband Robert of
Cisco, TX, Ernestina Lemmons and husband Bill of Cisco, TX, and
Juana Stroud and husband Ronnie of Ranger, TX; nineteen
grandchildren; and twenty six great-grandchildren.
Vicente is preceded in death by his wife: Maria
Magdalena; son: Vicente Gonzales Jr.; parents: Cipriano and Martina
Gonzales; two brothers: Robert Gonzales and Emilio Gonzales; and
grandson: Vicente Gonzales III.
A Rosary will be held 6:00 pm, Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Family
Services Funeral Chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am, Monday, May 7,
2018 at the St. Thomas/St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit
officiated by Father Mark Salas.
Pallbearers will include: Manuel Pargas, Angel Pargas, Luis
Gonzales, Jose Gutierrez Jr., Dylan Gonzales, Guadalupe Marquez,
Joel Perez, and Carlos Rios.
Pallbearers will include: Adolfo Pargas, Edgar Granillo, Gerardo
Perez, and Damian Quiroz.
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Jeffrey (Jeff) Neal Beauchamp
Jeffrey (Jeff) Neal Beauchamp, embarked upon
his final voyage on May 3, 2018. He departed this earthly realm at
Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Texas. His youngest son
Justin Beauchamp, and daughter-in-law Ashlee Beauchamp were there
to see him off. Jeff had battled with disability for his entire
adult life but the sudden departure still took us all by surprise.
Jeff was born in Brawley, California on
November 12, 1959 to James Earnest Beauchamp and Georgia Elaine
Immel. Though if you asked him, he would probably have preferred to
say that he beamed down or decided to grace this earth with his
presence rather than simply just being born.
Jeff lived many places throughout his life but
he would ultimately call Texas home. Jeff met the love of his life
after moving to Odessa, Texas. Love at first sight is not exactly
the phrase I would chose to use to describe his young childhood
romance with Charlene Francis Beatty, but none the less a love that
would last a life time is what came to pass between the two. Jeff
and Charlene were married on May 20, 1977, at the Central Church of
the Nazarene in Odessa, Texas.
The first years of their union played out like
a Red Sovine song, as Denise Francis entered this world. She wasn’t
the son he expected, but there was no doubt she was Daddy’s Girl. A
little over a year later, the family of three became four with the
birth of their son, James Gerald. He was the red headed baby boy
who would keep them on their toes for a little while. They were
gaining experience in raising kids and welcoming babies into the
family, which came in handy with the third child.
Jeff delivered his 2nd daughter Deidra Charlene on his own
(well Charlene helped out with the birth too but as the story goes
Jeff did do all the hard work in the delivery).
By 1984, the family would see the baby of the family born,
Justin Jeffrey. He would proudly hold this role until he entered
adulthood. Through the
years, there would be multiple children that entered the home and
his life that he would take on a fatherly role or guardian role
with including his beta version, Amy June Beatty, with whom he not
so graciously took a crash course through her teen years.
While the early years seemed ideal and picture
perfect with a growing family and raising babies, there was a
battle of epic proportion raging on. Jeff had joined the United
States Navy at 17 years of age. He was a seaman 1st class and was
stationed in Guantanamo Bay. He would suffer a head injury that
would end his Navy service and leave him with a permanent
disability. Despite the setback in life, he tried to trudge
forward. He worked when his health permitted in the oil field, as a
mechanic, diesel mechanic, a handyman, a carpenter, and educated
himself in many trades.
If you asked his family what they remembered
most about Jeff, a few things that came to mind. First would be his
love of Science fiction. He loved to read and had a vast collection
of Sci-fi books and movies which he often quoted from. He could
quilt with the best of them and often gifted people with his master
pieces. He was a class act comedian and a master of one liners and
sarcasm. He was a great cook and enjoyed fixing meals for his
family. His loves also included country and gospel music, singing,
family gatherings, motorcycles, camping when he could, fishing,
guns, and friends.
Jeff enjoyed helping others and that is one
thing he will be greatly remembered for. His home was always open
to friends, family, and neighbors. He would often volunteer to help
repair homes for the less fortunate or those down on their luck. If
it was broken, he would find a way to make it better - though often
times in his own unique way.
He was never shy about helping a friend in need or even a
mother-in-law regardless of the time of day or night. He shared his
wisdom of what he knew and tried to instill the benevolence of
helping other into his kids.
A story as grand as his might have stopped
there but you’d miss out on the years he became a grandpa or as he
is known “Popeye”. The moment he laid eyes on his first grandchild
there was no doubt he would be wrapped around their little finger.
His heart melted and he became an overgrown teddy bear of cuddles.
His role of Mr. Mom took on a whole new meaning when
grandchildren entered into the picture. For a few years, he held
that role with honors with his first two grandkids, Ashley Nicole
and Grace Lee Ann. During the 8 to 5 work hours, he would devote
his time to them and proudly shared the role of Dad to his girls.
His Popeye role would expand to include Damien Mavrick, Kayla
Marie, Lane Jeffrey, Kenny Paul, Jacklyn Faith, and Apreada and
Topher. He loved each and every one of his TURKEYS.
He entered the gates of heaven with a loud
“I’m Back” as he greeted his long time friends and the family that
has gone before him. He was met by family members, James Earnest
(Father), Georgia Elaine (Mother), Gary (Brother), Gladys (Sister),
Billy (Brother), Gloria Sue (Sister), as well as grandparents and
Those left behind as he departs from us
include his wife, Charlene Francis; his children Denise &
Christopher Holmes of Whitney, TX, James & Samantha Beauchamp of
Gouldbusk, TX, Deidra Lewis of Odessa, TX, and Justin and Ashlee
Beauchamp of Kermit, TX; as well as the kiddos Apreada, Topher,
Lane, Ashley, Grace, Jacklyn, Kenny, Damien, and Kayla;
also his brother Jack and Janie Beauchamp of Kauffman, TX,
Georgia Carol of Bakersfield, CA as well as Aunt Sue Mcadams and
numerous nieces and nephews.
We know that as the morning hours peaked upon
that bleak and dreary Thursday morning that he left us. It was not
a forever farewell, but a see ya later. He might have left us at
warp speeds and our hearts here might be mourning the loss of his
earthly form but we know that if the hereafter exists in the most
miraculous of forms ever imaginable, that his hereafter is filled
with those he loved, with a wisecrack or two, a dozen or more tall
tales and an adventure and world straight out of a sci-fi novel.
With that we leave you with a quote that hold
great meaning to him and seems fitting for this occasion, “This is
not the end. This is not even the beginning of the end. This is
merely the end of the beginning”.
Until we meet again, Go Boldly into the future, whichever
future it may be. Make the best and honor that memory.
A Graveside Service will be held 3:00 pm,
Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Kermit Cemetery, with Terry Pierce
officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services
Carla Ann Deaton
Carla Ann Deaton, age 59, passed away on May 12, 2018 at Medical
Center Hospital after a long hard fought battle.
She was born in Kermit, TX on October 22, 1958 to James and
Maurene (Vickery) Burns.
She married her love Joe Deaton on September 8, 2001 in
Denver City, TX and they celebrated 16 years together.
Carla was a woman with a big heart.
She loved her career as a nurse and loved caring for those in
the West Texas area where she worked.
Carla had a passion for playing golf.
She was a member of Belvue Baptist Church and was a devoted
Christian. She was a
loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by those
that loved her.
Carla is survived by her husband:
Joe Deaton of Kermit, TX; sons:
B.J. Vuicich and wife Patsy of Midland, TX, Dusty Funderburk
of Lubbock, TX, Duff Deaton and wife Kristy of Denver City, TX,
Cully Deaton and wife Cindy of Kermit, TX; daughter:
Maranna Deaton of Pecos, TX; brothers:
James Lee Burns and wife Sylvia of Kermit, TX and Gene Burns
and wife Rita of Odessa, TX; sisters:
Vicky Lance of Kermit, TX and Linda McCombs and husband Dale
of Midland, TX, grandchildren:
Brylee Vuicich, Brooke Vuicich, Tyler Funderburk, Victoria
Funderburk, Kelly Ann Deaton, Klaire Deaton, Angelee Deaton, and
Kyle Deaton; great-grandchildren:
Briley Crandall, Braedyn Crandall, and Brynlee Crandall.
Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at
Belvue Baptist Church in Kermit with Brother Bill Campbell
will follow at Kermit Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include Raymond Fuqua, Lyndale Widner, James
Hill, Jerry Wright, Lee Hanna, and Roger Sutton.
Honorary Pallbearers will include:
Ricky Kidd, Kelly Creager, John Levitt, Mike Cooper, and
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Thomas Gonzales Jr.
Thomas Gonzales Jr., age 60, passed away on
Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Laredo, TX. He was born June 20, 1957, in
Plainview, TX to Tomas Sr. and Francisca (Garcia) Gonzales.
Thomas, known as "Speedy" by his friends and
family, was a hard working man. He loved to drive his truck and
travel all around the US. His pride and joy was his dog "Little
Speedy". Thomas was a great father and grandfather. He was loved by
many and will be missed dearly.
He is survived by the love of his life: Velma
Gonzales of Wink, TX; sons: Timothy Gonzales of Wink, TX and Ryan
Brito of Dale, TX; daughters: Sharon Gonzales of Wink, TX and Amanda
Fincher of Odessa, TX; brothers: Esteben Gonzales of Wichita Falls,
TX and Jesse Gonzales of
Onley, TX; sisters: Maria Blackmon and husband Perry of Seymour, TX,
Chrisann Gonzales of Abilene, TX, Lupe Becker and husband Kevin of
Aurora, CO, and Julie Hudson of Holliday, TX; grandchildren: Daniel
Zipfel and wife Keysha, Mayley Baggett and husband Cody, Ryan
Zipfel, Thomas Gonzales IV, Maygen Gonzales, Kortnie Gonzales, and
Heaven Alvarado; and great-grandchildren: Kaidence and Braesen
He is preceded in death by his son: Thomas
"Third" Gonzales III; parents: Tomas Sr. and Francisca Gonzales; two
brothers: Frank Gonzales and John Gonzales; and sister: Clara
A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 pm, Monday,
May 21, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Brother Dudley
Mullins and Brother Joe Mohler officiating. Burial will follow at
the Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Daniel Zipfel, Ryan
Zipfel, Thomas Gonzales IV, Josh Gonzales, Shane Winchester, and
Freddy Castillo. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Timothy
Gonzales, Cody Baggett, and Terry Winchester.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services