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Obituaries 2019
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Francisco RAmos 2019

Francisco Javier Ramos-Calderon

Francisco Javier Ramos-Calderon, age 50, passed away from this life on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Lubbock, TX. Francisco was born on Monday, October 14, 1968 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, MX. to Armando Sr. and Maria (Calderon) Ramos. 

Francisco married Celes Nohemi Olivas Batiste in Coyame, MX, on November 27, 2014 and they celebrated 5 wonderful years of marriage. Francisco was a Christian.  He was known as “Yogi Bear” by his friends and family. Francisco loved his kids, working, and welding. He also enjoyed being around family, going to the horse races, telling jokes, and traveling. Francisco was a big hearted man who was always smiling and did not like confrontation.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are wife:  Celes Nohemi Batiste of Chihuahua, MX; mother:  Maria Ramos of Kermit, TX; sons: Cesar Ramos of Kermit, TX, Francisco Javier Ramos Jr. of Kermit, TX, and Kevin Armando Ramos of Chihuahua, MX; daughters: Suleima Olivas and husband Juan Carlos of Kermit, TX, and Dulce Maria Ramos of Kermit, TX; brothers:  Armando Ramos Jr. and wife Apdonia of Odessa, TX, Jesus Ramos and wife Anna of Chihuahua, MX, Samuel Ramos and wife Brenda of Chihuahua, MX, Homar Ramos and wife Blanca of Kermit, TX, Edmundo Ramos and wife Armida of Hobbs, NM, and Aurelio Ramos and wife Rosa of Kermit, TX; sisters:  Maria Campos and husband Samuel of Kermit, TX, Dora Arreola and husband Herminio of Presidio, TX, and Ninfa Polanco and husband Ramon of Andrews, TX; and grandchildren: Elvis and Natalia.

Francisco was preceded in death by his father: Armando Ramos Sr.

A Prayer service will be held 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 pm, Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. Thomas/St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit with Father Gleen Carpe officiating.  Pallbearers will include Aurelio R. Ramos, LeRoy Ramos, J.J. Ramos, Samuel Campos Jr., Armando Ramos Jr., and Geovanni Valdez. Honorary Pallbearers will include:  Cesar Ramos, Francisco Ramos Jr., and Kevin Armando Ramos.

Arrangements are entrusted by Family Service Funeral Parlor.     

Patricia Hughes 2019
Patricia "Trish" Ann Hughes

Patricia Ann Hughes, age 68, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 in Odessa, TX.  Trish was born on July 26, 1950 to Earl and Birdie Mae (Elliot) Littrell in St. Louis, MO.

Trish loved telling stories and watching game shows. She enjoyed coloring, collecting angel figurines, and crocheting. She also loved her snacks and always made sure she had a stash of them. Trish was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She will be greatly missed.

Trish is survived by her daughter:  Christina Smithhart and husband Steven of Kermit, TX; sister: Cindy Benscoter of MO; granddaughter: Elizabeth Smithhart of Kermit, TX; grandson: James Earl Guynes of MO; nieces: Linda Pingel and Jennifer Tidwell of MO; and great granddaughter: McKenzi Guynes of MO.

Trish was preceded in death by her parents:  Earl and Birdie Littrell; sisters: Ada Hedrick and Dorothy Littrel; brothers:  Donny Littrell and Denny Littrell; and son: James Lee Guynes Jr..

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, TX officiated by Brother Dudley Mullins.  Interment will follow at Psalms 23 Cemetery in Kermit, TX. Pallbearers will be Steven Smithhart, Esai Lara, Tommy Smithhart, Chris Isbell, Billy Cravens, and Curtis Collum. Honorary Pallbearers will include:  Nick Smithhart and James Earl Guynes.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Service Funeral Parlor.
Valentina Gonzalez 2019

Valentina Garcia Gonzalez

Valentina Garcia Gonzalez, age 79, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Kermit, Texas. Valentina was born on February 14, 1940 in Terlingua, Texas to Gonzalo and Jesusita (Cruz) Garcia. Valentina married Arcadio Gonzalez in Ojinaga, Chihuahua; Mexico on March 23, 1958 and they shared 58 years together before his passing on April 27, 2010.

Valentina was a member of the Apostolic Church and she loved to go to church. Valentina liked to cook and spend time with her family. She also liked traveling and shopping.

Valentina is survived by her sons: Ruben Gonzalez of Mineral Wells, TX, Abraham Gonzalez and his wife Sylvia of Kermit, TX, Arturo Gonzalez and his wife Amparo of Kermit, TX, and Gilbert Gonzalez and his wife Gina of Pecos, TX; daughters: Josefina Saenz and husband Reymundo of Kermit, TX, Maggie Lujan and her husband Ricardo of Kermit, TX, Sylvia Soberanes of Mineral Wells, TX, and Teresa Lujan of Mineral Wells, TX; brothers: Margarito Garcia of Midland, TX and Lorenzo Garcia of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; 30 grandchildren, and 38 great- grandchildren.

Valentina was preceded in death by her husband: Arcadio Gonzalez; daughter: Maria Gonzalez; brother: Wensceslao Garcia; and a sister:  Martha Soto.

A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Family Services Funeral Chapel.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday May 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Family Services Funeral Chapel with Brother Roberto Moreno officiating. Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Abraham Gonzalez Jr., Albert Gonzalez, Imnok Saenz, Arturo Gonzalez Jr., Saul Lujan Jr., and Isaac Gonzalez.  Honorary Pallbearers will be: Auden Gonzalez, James Rivas, and Caleb Gonzalez.

Arrangements are entrusted by Family Service Funeral Parlor.     

Raul Arzate 2019

Raul Arzate

Raul Arzate, age 84, passed away from this life on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at his home in Jal, NM, surrounded by his family. Raul was born on Monday, February 25, 1935 in Luis L. Leon, Chihuahua, MX, to Teodoso and Luz (Campos) Arzate.

Raul married Socorro Mendoza in Chihuahua, MX, on October 19, 1956 and they celebrated 58 wonderful years of marriage. Raul was a farmer and a rancher. He was always taking care of animals. He enjoyed horseback riding and loved to tell stories. He will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are sons:  Genaro Arzate and wife Alicia of Delano, CA, Armando Arzate  and wife Sonia of Ft. Hancock, TX, and Raul Arzate Jr. and wife Sonia of Jal, NM; daughters: Maria Luisa Arras and husband Geronimo of Van Horn, TX, Ana Lily Villa and husband Rafael of Arizona, Martha Hernandez and husband Raul of Jal, NM, Haydee Munoz and husband Luis Arturo of Dallas, TX, Marisela Vargas and husband Salvador of Cuidad Juarez, MX, and Graciela Arzate of Jal, NM; and brother:  Hector Arzate of El Paso, TX.; thirty-five grandchildren; fifty-four great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Raul was preceded in death by his wife: Socorro Arzate; parents: Teodoso and Luz Arzate; son: Jose Luis Arzate; and daughter: Dora Maria Arzate; five sisters; and six brothers.

A Rosary will be held 7:00 pm MST, Monday, May 13, 2019 at the St. Cecilia Fellowship Hall in Jal, NM.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at St Cecilia Catholic Church in Jal, NM with Father Jorge Vargas officiating.  Interment will follow at Jal Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Edward Arzate, Armando Arzate Jr., Ramiro Arzate, Oswaldo Duran, Daniel Trevizo, and Javier Gonzalez.  Honorary Pallbearers will include:  Genaro Arzate, Armando Arzate, and Raul Arzate Jr.

Arrangements are entrusted by Family Service Funeral Parlor.

Rogelio Hernandez 2019
Rogelio Rodriguez Hernandez

Rogelio Rodriguez Hernandez, age 58, passed away from this life on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Lubbock, TX. Rogelio was born on Thursday, April 13, 1961 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Serbando and Martha (Rodriguez) Hernandez. 

Rogelio married Pilar “Peggy” Quiroz in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, on November of 1983 and they celebrated 37 wonderful years of marriage.  He was an outside person and enjoyed taking care of his yard. Rogelio was a very hard worker who always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help anyone in need. He cherished his grandchildren. They were his pride and joy.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are wife:  Pilar “Peggy” Hernandez of Wink, TX; mother:  Martha Rodriguez of Monahans, TX; sons: Rogelio Hernandez Jr. and wife Ruth of Wink, TX, and Eron Hernandez of Wink, TX; daughter: Daisy Hernandez and husband Polo Montes of Wink, TX; brothers:  Rodolfo Hernandez of Monahans, TX, Gerardo Hernandez and wife Martha of Kermit, TX, Rafael Hernandez and wife Eden of Kermit, TX, Serbando Hernandez and wife Christina of Monahans, TX; sisters:  Ubelia Miranda and husband Victor of Monahans, TX, Aurora Ortiz and husband Jesus of Kermit, TX, and Erica Hernandez of Monahans, TX; and grandchildren: Brian Hernandez, Kimberly Montes, Jayce Hernandez, and Chloe Hernandez.

Rogelio was preceded in death by his father: Serbando Hernandez; and brother: Maurilio Hernandez.

A Rosary will be held 7:00 pm, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at St. Thomas/St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit with Father Gleen Carpe officiating.  Pallbearers will be Eliazar Quiroz, Elinardo Armendariz, Polo Montes, Jose Montanez, George Quiroz, and Adan Porras. Honorary Pallbearers will include:  Eron Hernandez, Rogelio Hernandez Jr., Brian Hernandez and Jayce Hernandez.

Memorials can be made to: St. Joseph / St. Thomas Catholic Church, 838 Bellaire Road Kermit, TX 79745-4603; American Cancer Society, 2304 W. Wadley Ave Midland, Texas 79705.

Arrangements are entrusted by Family Service Funeral Parlor.

Sally Powers2019

Sally Jo Powers

Sally Jo Powers, age 95, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019 peacefully with her daughter Debbie by her side. Sally was born on Saturday, September 14, 1923 in McLean, Texas to Alva Paul and Mary Rhea (Henry) Alexander. After Sally graduated from Kermit High School, she married William Paul Powers on August 25, 1943 in Syracuse, Kansas and they celebrated 63 years of marriage until his passing on September 11, 2005.

Sally worked in the medical field as an x-ray assistant. She enjoyed traveling; which she did extensively. Sally also played the piano and the harp for the First United Methodist Church. She liked to crochet and made hats and afghans and delivered to hospice.

Sally is survived by her daughters: Debbie Brown and husband Geoffrey of Prescott, AZ; and Linda Longstaff and husband Thomas of Lago Vista, TX; sister-in-law: Lynette Counts of Kermit, TX; grandchildren: John Longstaff and wife Laura, David Dalton and wife Kriska, Thomas Brown, Amanda Rolf, Sara Dalton, and Chelsea Isbelle and spouse Chris.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents: Alva Paul and Mary Rhea Alexander; husband: William Paul Powers; and a daughter: Mary Jo Alexander.

Services will be held on Friday May 24, 2019 at 10:00 am at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jean Riley officiating. Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted by Family Service Funeral Parlor.

Cathy Kapka 2019
Cathy J. Kapka

Cathy J. Kapka, age 67, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2019 in Weatherford, TX.  Cathy was born on July 12, 1951 to Jack and Mittie (Pursell) Akin in Casper, WY.  Cathy married Jim Kapka on February 20, 1971 in Alpine, TX and they had celebrated 48 years together.

Cathy lived her life as a Christian.  She had a deep love for many types of music.   Cathy had a green thumb and enjoyed working in her yard.  She was known to keep a very tidy house that was always ready to receive visitors.  Her family will miss her famous fried chicken and biscuits.  Cathy graduated class of 1971 from Kermit High School where she was a cheerleader.  Cathy had a great spirit of adventure and often traveled on a motorcycle with her husband Jim and other family and friends touring the country.  She was a great mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family who called her "Nanny".

Cathy is survived by her husband:  Jim Kapka of Weatherford, TX; sons:  James Kapka and wife Jessica of Weatherford, TX, and Shane Kapka and wife Jaymi of Hereford, TX; and grandchildren:  Emily, Blaine, Tyler, and Trace.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents:  Jack and Mittie Akin; brother:  Rusty Akin; and sisters:  Janice Johnson and Cheryl Bandel.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, June 3, 2019 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, TX officiated by Brother Clydel Chapman.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX. Pallbearers will be Mike Bandel, Rusty Bandel, Tyler Kapka, Trace Kapka, Randy McAnally, and Teddy Baremore. Honorary Pallbearers will include all of her friends who are too numerous to name.

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

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Service Funeral Parlor.

Billy W Hefner 2019

Billy Wayne Hefner

Billy Wayne Hefner, age 76, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Kermit.  Billy was born on March 16, 1943 to Ernest and Rose Jewel (Adair) Hefner in Hagerman, NM. Billy married Peggy Bledsoe on October 19, 1963 in Hagerman, NM and they celebrated 55 years together.

Billy was a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church. He was a 4H leader and he was gardener, avid hunter, and fisherman. He also enjoyed playing dominos; making knives, and he was not a stranger to anyone. Billy was the best dad and papa ever.

Billy is survived by his sons: J.J. Hefner and wife Stacy of Kermit, TX; and Bill Mike Hefner and Tonia Chance of Kermit, TX; one daughter:  Charlotte Araujo and her husband Eddie of Kermit, TX; brother: Butch Hefner and his wife JoAnn of Roswell, NM; sisters: Betty Derrick and her husband Dave of Roswell, NM; and Lequitta Brown of Roswell, NM;  grandchildren: Danielle Banuelos, Ashly Haas, Chris Martz, Katie Mitchell, Kenna Hendrick, Jaycie Thames, Gracie Hefner, Chandra Adkins, Buffy Dempsey, Jessica Ingram, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Billy was preceded in death by his wife: Peggy Hefner, parents: Ernest and Rose Jewel Hefner and a brother: Tearil Hefner.

A visitation will start at 10am to 8pm Monday, June 3, 2019 and 8am to 8pm Tuesday, June 2, 2019 at the Family Service Funeral Parlor.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Grace Temple Baptist Church with Lonnie Cleveland officiating. Burial will follow in Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be:  Christopher Martz, Brandon Haas, Junior Banuelos, Matt Hendrick, Casey Thames and Richard Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers are:  Joe Chance, Mike Chance, Larry Antley, Larry Punneo, Johnny LaLonde, Joe Felts, Mort Bates, and Jerry Sharp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Temple Baptist Church, 220 South Olive Kermit, TX 79745.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Ramon Urquidi 2019

Ramon Palacios Urquidi, Jr.

Ramon Palacios Urquidi, Jr. age 38, passed away from this life on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Midland, TX. Ramon was born on December 8, 1980 in Van Horn, TX to Luis Alvarado and Rosario (Palacios) Urquidi. 

Ramon Palacios Urquidi, the plot twist nobody saw coming. Ramon was always destined for greatness. He was freakishly athletic, charismatic and a person that everybody wanted to be around. He is the person that everybody asked for or about. Anytime he would attend a gathering, people were inspired by his nightly sermons on the importance of God, family, unity and loyalty. We would listen to him tell stories of his past and be at the edge or our seats awaiting every word and soaking it up. If you were in that circle, you were in for a rare treat. For however long you were there, you were loved. Ramon would look you in the eye, stare you down, point to your chest and tell you how much he had your back and he meant it. Ramon spent his final days on this earth focused on rebuilding his family, and bringing his siblings back together and of course, preaching to his nieces and nephews the importance of keeping our family traditions alive and strong. Ramon will be dearly missed by all those who were close to him.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his grandparents: Abraham and Lydia Urquidi and Maria Martinez all of Kermit, TX; sons: Julian Urquidi, Ethan Ramon Urquidi, Lazarus Urquidi, Ramon M. Urquidi, Nathan Ramirez, Nathan Nastansky, and Jamarcus Hayes, all of Kermit, TX; daughters: Alyssa Urquidi, Lexi Urquidi, Malaiya Urquidi, and Kallista Speights, all of Kermit, TX; brothers: Miguel Urquidi and wife Misti of Kermit, TX, Andy Urquidi and wife Amanda of Greeley, CO, and Abraham Urquidi and wife Christina Mendoza of Kermit, TX; and sisters: Erica Urquidi and spouse Javier Saenz and Yesenia Urquidi spouse Daniel Hernandez, all of Kermit, TX.

Ramon was preceded in death by his parents, Luis Ramon and Rosario Urquidi.

All viewing and visitation will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Kermit. A prayer service will be 7:00 pm, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church. Services will be held 2:00 pm, Thursday, June 6, 2019 at First United Methodist Church with Brother Mariano Valenzuela officiating.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Arnold Quiroz, Julian Urquidi, Ruben Martinez, Elijio Orona, Miguel Urquidi, and Andy Urquidi.

Arrangements are entrusted by Family Service Funeral Parlor.

Petra N Gutierrez 2019

Petra Natera Gutierrez

Petra Natera Gutierrez, age 69, passed away at her home on Thursday June 20, 2019. Petra was born October 19, 1949 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, MX to Julian and Jacinta (Natera) Reyes.

Petra was a member of the Iglesia Apostalica En La Fey de Cristo Jesus. She enjoyed cooking and playing games. She will be dearly missed.

Petra is survived by her husband:  Jose Gutierrez of Kermit, TX; sons:  Jose Gutierrez Jr. and wife Anna, Ruben Gutierrez, and Noah Gutierrez and wife Jessica, all of Kermit, TX; daughters: Connie Whiteside and husband Dwayne Dempsey, Josie Belcourt and husband Marty, and Toni Bustamante and husband Jose, all of Kermit, TX; sisters: Ana Maria Sanchez and husband Leo of Carlsbad, NM and Concha Pando and husband Jose of Lovington, NM; grandchildren: Kenia, Kendra, Karen, Karime, Diego, Daniel, Damien, Denise, Tiffany, Stephanie, Brandon, Hailey, Marc, Yasmeen, and Joseph; and great-grandchildren: Sophia, Josalyn, Jaxon, Jordyn, Jaclyn, Amoris, Jeremiah, Abran, Nallely, Scarlett, Israel Jr., Isias, Davinia, Jewels, Analisa, and Natalia.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Julian and Jacinta Reyes; grandson: Willie Whiteside IV; sister: Martina Carreou; and brothers: Moises Natera and Jesus Natera.

A prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit officiated by Brother Robert Moreno. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Mat Wagner, Brandon Belcourt, Daniel Villapando, Joseph Bustamante, Noah Gutierrez, and Dwayne Dempsey. Honorary pallbearers will include Jose Bustamante, Ruben Gutierrez, Jose Gutierrez Jr., and Marty Belcourt.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Service Funeral Parlor.