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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.

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.