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Vicente Gonzales 2018
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. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Adolfo Pargas, Edgar Granillo, Gerardo Perez, and Damian Quiroz.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Jeff Beauchamp 2018

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 extended family.

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 Funeral Parlor.

Stanley Waldron 2018
Stanley Ross Waldron

Stanley Ross Waldron, age 67, of Kermit passed away on May 3, 2018 at his home in Kermit.  Stanley was born March 31, 1951 in Denver, CO to Windsor Mark and Mabel Edna (Neville) Waldron.

Stanley was a problem solver, MIT educated, and a talented woodworker.  He loved working with his hands and could fix almost anything.  Often his friends called upon his skills to repair TV's, cars, class A amplifiers, or church organs.  He worked for Colorado State University keeping their electronics working and was a member of EDL Alumni (Sunrise Ranch).  Stan was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany for a time.  He was equally at home in his little house in Kermit as he was in the mountains of Colorado.  Stan loved kayaking the Championship rivers around the country and was a skilled archer.  He made his own arrows and preferred shooting the recurve over the modern compound bow. He wanted goodness for the world and lived optimistically bringing goodness and love to those he knew.

Stanley is survived by daughters:  Kathryn Waldron of New York City, NY and Samantha Waldron of Minneapolis, MN;  brother:  Windsor Mark Waldron Jr. and wife Kathryn of British Colombia, Canada; and half-brother:  Carl Waldron of Ogden, UT; nieces:  Tanya Golovanoff of Ft. Collins, CO, Tina Golovanoff of Seattle, WA, and Roseanne Waldron of Melbourne, Australia; nephews:  Levi Waldron of New York City, NY, Nick Golovanoff of Elizabeth, CO, and Ben Golovanoff of Fargo, NM; and his special friend and companion: Jamie Wynn of Wink, TX.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents: Windsor Sr. and Mabel Waldron and his sister:  Ellen.

Graveside Memorial Services with military honors were Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:00 am at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso.

Arrangements are under the direction of Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Carla Deaton 2018
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 officiating.  Burial 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 Bobby Arnold.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Thomas Gonzales Jr 2018

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 Baggett.

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 Zavala.

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 Funeral Parlor.

Baudilio Lujan Saenz 2018

Baudilio Lujan Saenz

Baudilio Lujan Saenz, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018.  He was born May 15, 1965 in Ojinaga, Mexico to Ricardo and Hilaria (Lujan) Saenz. He was known as “Bo” by his friends and family.

Bo had a great sense of humor, and was always telling jokes. He enjoyed watching Soccer and Boxing, playing games at the casino, and playing the Lottery. He was a hard working man and loved being a mechanic. He enjoyed working out in his yard and always debating with his brother-in-law. Bo was a family man and loved to spend as much time as he could with them. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him. 

Bo is survived by his companion: Aracely Valenzuela of Kermit, TX; first wife: Josie Saenz of Odessa, TX; parents: Ricardo and Hilaria Saenz of Kermit, TX; four daughters: Yuri Saenz of Odessa, TX, Yesenia Saenz of Midland, TX, Naley Medrano of Phoenix, AZ, and Arlinda Saenz and husband Ross Huart of Kermit, TX; three step-children: Odie Rodriguez of Odessa, TX, Lino Rodriguez and wife Bella Contreras of Odessa, TX, and Mona Rodriguez of Odessa, TX; four brothers: Israel Saenz of Kermit, TX, Salvador Saenz and wife Ester of Kermit, TX, Ricardo Saenz and wife Claudia of Kermit, TX, and Gilberto Saenz and wife Elda of Kermit, TX; two sisters: Soila Saenz and husband Cesar Palma of Kermit, TX and Maribel Muniz and husband Eugenio of Kermit, TX; four grandchildren: Samuel Muniz, Sadie Sanchez, Juan Carlos Galindo, and Joe Derrick Perez; and seven step-grandchildren: Julian Montes, Zavier Rodriguez, Danellia Rodriguez, Angelica Rodriguez, Megan Rodriguez, Jordan Moore and Jada Moore.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am, Friday, June 8, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Pastor Noel Porras officiating.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include: Israel Saenz, Salvador Saenz, Ricardo Saenz Jr., Gilberto Saenz, Cesar Palma, and Eugenio Muniz.  Honorary Pallbearers will include: Rodrigo Muniz, Odie Rodriguez, Lino Rodriguez, Gilberto Saenz Jr., Abram Saenz, Joey Pedraza, Eron Saenz, and Joel Saenz.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Florencio Vasquez 2018

Florencio Ornelas Vasquez

Florencio Ornelas Vasquez, age 74, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Odessa, TX. He was born March 14, 1944 in Ojinaga, Mexico to Jose and Hilaria (Ornelas) Vasquez. He married Albina Vasquez in Ojinaga, Mexico on March 19, 1964 and they spent 54 wonderful years together.

Florencio was known as “Papi Calencho” by his friends and family. He was a hard working man who enjoyed mechanic work, loved listening to music and loved to dancing. He dream was to retire and spend his time farming. Papi Calencho also enjoyed antique tractors. He loved to eat, especially Tacos and Chili Macho. A family man who loved all his family, he especially loved playing cards with his kids and grandkids. Papi Calencho was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be missed greatly.

Papi Calencho is survived by his wife: Albina Vasquez of Kermit, TX; sons: Rodrigo Vasquez and wife Rebecca of Kermit, TX and Jose Luis Vasquez of Kermit, TX; daughters: Anna Belia Rodriguez and husband Felipe of Kermit, TX, Elma Galindo and husband Librado of Midland, TX, and Brenda Nunez and husband Humberto of Odessa, TX; brothers: Manuel Vasquez and wife Mayo of Ft. Stockton, TX and Pedro Vasquez and wife Dora of Snyder, TX; sisters: Emelia Marquez of Ft. Stockton, TX, Josephina Chavez and husband Jesse of Snyder, TX, Olga Solis and husband Francisco of Snyder, TX and Consuelo Melendez of Ft. Stockton, TX; 19 grandchildren: Sandra, Sierra, Lawrence, Abby, Verenis, Jose, Felipe, Isaiah, JoErick, Yolisma, David, Fabian, Rodrigo, Ezequiel, Matthew, Nichole, Damian, Ava, and Maribel; and 11 great-grandchildren: Aylin, Alayah, Emily, Marley, Andrea, Aiden, Ellerie, Grayson, Alizae, Ezrey, and Michael.

Papi Calencho is preceded in death by his daughter: Genevia; parents: Jose and Hilaria Vasquez; granddaughter: Yesmit; and great-grandchild: Emmerson.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Chapel officiated by Roberto Vargas, with a burial to follow at the Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Humberto Nunez, Librado Galindo, Steven Jimenez, Felipe Rodriguez, JoErick Galindo, and Jose Luis Vasquez Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will include: David Galindo, Rodrigo Vasquez, Fabian Vasquez, Ezequiel Garcia, Isaiah Vasquez, Matthew Vasquez, and Lawrence Vasquez.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

JR Carpenter 2018
Jesse Roy "J.R." Carpenter

Jesse Roy "J.R." Carpenter, 68, was born November 13, 1949, in Ralls, Texas to Alton and Betty (Woodard) Carpenter and passed away June 10, 2018 in Midland.

J.R. married Connie (Lamb) on August 27, 1988 at Belvue Baptist Church in Kermit and they celebrated 29 years together.

J.R. was a cowboy. He loved all things western from his boots and spurs to his cowboy hat. J.R. loved to help people and true to his name, he enjoyed carpentry. Early in his life, he demonstrated his love for animals by working for a vet in Muleshoe. Later he became involved in law enforcement where he served for 16 years: 6 years of services in Muleshoe and 10 years in Kermit. J.R. was also a 20 year veteran of the Kermit Volunteer Fire Dept and served as County Commissioner in Kermit for a term, and was a veteran who served in the US Navy.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Connie Carpenter of Kermit, TX; daughters: Wendi Hudgens of Paris, TX, Angela Shuler and husband Wayne of Kermit, TX, Leah Speer and husband Lucas of Monahans, TX and Tandi Cregg and husband Justin of Paris, TX; brothers: Jerry Carpenter and wife Diana of Earth, TX, Kenneth Carpenter and wife June of Stanton, TX, and Mike Carpenter and wife Kathy of Okay, OK; seven grandchildren: Caleb, Josh, Riley Grace, Wes, Clay, Colton, and Dakota.

Preceding J.R. in death were his parents: Alton and Betty Carpenter and his son-in-law: Kevin Hudgens.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Friday, June 15, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit with Brother Andy Hill officiating. Inurnment will be privately held at a later date. Honorary Pallbearers will include current and past members of the Kermit Volunteer Fire Dept and Law Enforcement community.

In lieu of flowers, donations in J.R.'s name may be made to charities supporting Alzheimer's or Multiple Sclerosis research.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Marvin N Smart 2018

Marvin Neal Smart

Marvin Neal Smart passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Odessa, TX. He was born January 2, 1936 in Kilgore, TX to Roma and Mary (Buhler) Smart. He married Janie (Russell) Smart in Breckenridge, TX and they spent 55 wonderful years together.

Marvin was known as Neal by his family and friends. He enjoyed napping, hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He also loved to BBQ with his family and friends. He was a hard working man.  He worked for West Texas Gas for 57 year and was also a Volunteer Firefighter in Kermit for many years. Neal was a coach for the little league baseball team in Kermit. He was a family man and loved his children and great grandchildren dearly. Neal loved to spend as much time as possible with his grandchildren his daughters would even say they “were kicked to the curb once the grandchildren came into the picture”. Neal was a loved man and will be missed dearly.   

Neal is survived by his wife: Janie Smart of Kermit, TX; two daughters: Debbie Fuqua of Kermit, TX; and Linda Mercier and husband Peter of Kermit, TX; two sisters: Ann Weathers of Golden Valley, AZ; and Beth Hash and husband Harold of Breckenridge, TX; four grandchildren: Haylee Sims and husband Mitchell; Casey Fuqua; CJ Mercier; and Sabrina Mercier; two great-grandchildren: Katelyn Sims; and Aubree Sims; numerous nieces and nephews; and his pup: Bella.  

Neal is preceded in death by his parents: Roma and Mary Smart; and brother: Bob Smart.

A Private Memorial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Yolanda Quiroz de Valenzuela 2018

Yolanda Quiroz De Valenzuela

Yolanda Quiroz De Valenzuela, age 64, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at her home in Wink, TX.  She was born July 10, 1953 in El Mulato, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Octavio and Irene (Salazar) Quiroz. Yolanda married Manuel Torres Valenzuela Sr. in Kermit on December 28, 1968 and they celebrated 49 wonderful years together.

Yolanda was a member of the Catholic Church. She loved to work in her garden and grow beautiful flowers. She was a fantastic cook, the love to dance, shop, and play games at the casino.  Often she could be found traveling to her favorite place, the mountains around Ruidoso.  She will be remembered for her love of the Lord and her faith.

She is survived by her husband:  Manuel Valenzuela Sr. of Wink, TX; sons: Manuel Valenzuela Jr. and wife Kellye of Monahans, TX, and Fernando Valenzuela and wife Courtney Moore of Wink, TX; daughters:  Nancy Valdes and husband Jorge of Wink, TX., Lucy Moya and husband Jerry of Monahans, TX, and Rosana Valenzuela of Midland, TX; brothers:  Sergio Quiroz of Kermit, TX, Eleazar Quiroz of Wink, TX, George Quiroz and wife Lucy of Kermit, TX, and Auden Prieto and wife Elodia of Kermit, TX, sisters:  Tomasa Armendariz and husband Elinardo of Wink, TX, Sylvia Porras of Monahans, TX, Peggy Hernandez and husband Rogelio of Wink, TX, Arsilia Montanez and husband Jose of Wink, TX, and Monica Quiroz of Wink, TX; grandchildren:  Rene, Tiffany, Allison, Emily, Jase, Ty, and Kobe; and great-grandchild: Paisley.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Octavio and Irene Valenzuela Quiroz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the St. Joseph/St. Thomas Parish Hall in Kermit, with Father Alan Alaka officiating.  Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include: Manuel Valenzuela Jr., Fernando Valenzuela, Jerry Moya, Jorge Valdes, Rene Polanco, Ismael Valenzuela, George Quiroz, and Auden Prieto.  Honorary Pallbearers will include:  Jase Moya, Ty Valenzuela, and Kobe Valenzuela. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital Research Hospital Tribute Program  PO Box 1000 Dept. 142  Memphis, TN  38101-9908

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Lino Lujan 2018

Lino Lujan

Lino Lujan, 56 of Carlsbad, NM passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Florida.  He was born April 15, 1962 in Kermit, TX to Florentino Lujan and Paula Navarette. He married Erica Vanessa Gutierrez in El Paso, TX on October 28, 2017.

Lino was a hardworking man who loved a good cigar and a shot of whiskey. He loved cooking, treasure hunting with a metal detector, and shooting basketball. Lino had a great sense of humor and always loved joking around. He was a lover of music and enjoyed listening to Queen and Kiss. He was a family man and very dedicated to the ones he loved. He loved his children and his grandchildren and was known to them as “Pepaw”. Lino was loved by many and will be missed dearly. 

Lino is survived by his wife: Erica Vanessa Lujan of El Paso, TX; father: Florentino Lujan and wife Vicki of Kermit, TX; two sons: Joshua Lujan of Odessa, TX and Lino Lujan Jr. of Kermit, TX; four daughters: Erica Lujan and husband Cesar Lopez of Odessa, TX, Andrea Lujan and husband Jozabad Urias of Kermit, TX. Gavriella Lujan of Kermit, TX, and Valeska Rodriguez of El Paso, TX; two brothers: Joe Lujan and wife Tammy of Temple, TX and Samuel Lujan and wife Stella of Coppel, TX; two sisters: Oralia Rubio and husband Jesse of Odessa, TX and Benita Arenivas of Odessa, TX; and nine grandchildren: Landon, Isaiah, Cesar, Ethan, Kaleb, Andrew, Ariana, Liam, and Alek.

Lino is preceded in death by his mother:  Paula Navarette; grandmother: Guadalupe Lujan; and brother-in-law: Jesse Rubio.

A Prayer Service will be held 7:00 pm, Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be 10:00 am on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Parlor with Brother Ed Simmons officiating.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include: Alejandro Lujan, Eric Rubio, Samuel Lujan Jr., Kaleb Urias, Cesar Lopez, and Jozabad Urias. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Isaiah Lujan, Nathaniel Lopez, Lino Lujan Jr., Joshua Lujan, Joe Lujan, and Sammy Lujan.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.