Jan 18 2004

Odessa American, Obituaries  2004

Odessa, Ector Co. Tx

 Submitted by Dolores Bishop, Cemeteries of Tx

Gustavo Chavarria Sr.

OA Jan 18 2004

ODESSA Gustavo Chavarria Sr., 73, our beloved husband and father, went home to be with our good Lord on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, after a lengthy illness.
He was born on July 29, 1930, in Mexico. He was a resident of Odessa for 23 years.
He and his loving wife of 53 years had 11 children, 32 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose Natividad and Maria Chavarria; his sister, Margarite Chavarria; and a son, Antonio Chavarria.
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today and Monday Jan. 19, 2004, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his wife, Micaela Chavarria of Odessa; daughters, Yolanda Chavarria, Graciela Velasquez, Teresa Guzman and Maria Magnolia Nieto, all of Odessa; sons; Gustavo Chavarria Jr., Gerardo Chavarria, Armando Chavarria, Hugo Chavarria, Miguel Chavarria and Jose Natividad, all of Odessa; brother, Raul Chavarria of Durango, Mexico; sisters, Josefina Chavarria, Aurelia Chavarria, Rosa Chavarria and Luz Chavarria.
Services are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.



The Rev. David Lynn Howard

OA Jan 18 2004

ODESSA The Rev. David Lynn Howard, age 55, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2004.
He was a beloved husband, son, father, brother, uncle and grandfather. He was born March 21, 1948, to Tom Edd and Nita M. Howard in Hobbs, N.M. He was the second of two children, attending school in Monahans and Wickett. In 1964, he and his family moved to Odessa. David graduated from Odessa High School in 1966. He attended Odessa College in the summer of 1972. He married Mary Lu Ellen Owens on July 30, 1972, and adopted her three sons, Jim Howard, Rick Howard and Stacy Howard. David started his career with Gulf Oil in 1974 and stayed with the company through buy-outs by Chevron and Dynergy until his death.
On Sept. 23, 2001, David was ordained at West Texas Odessa First Baptist Church. He was pastor of this same church. He was a loving man who sacrificed his time and money for all that knew him, spending all of his time on preparing sermons, visiting hospitals, nursing homes and home visits. He will be sadly missed and loved by all that knew him.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
David is survived by his wife, Lu Ellen of Odessa; his eldest son, Jim Howard of Mansfield, Texas, his middle son, Rick Black of Ruidoso, N.M., and his youngest son Stacy Howard of Odessa; and daughter, Lynette Lamarque of Fort Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his mother, Nita Howard of Odessa; his brother, Tommy Howard of Arlington, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jim Howard, Rick Black, Stacy Howard, Greg Lamarque, Alexander Black and Zachary Black.
Services are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.