ODESSA — Jessie “Estelle”
Gambell, 72, of Odessa, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at her
residence following a brief illness. She was born May 5, 1932, in
Newport, TX., to Bill and Audrey Hodges. She moved to Odessa in 1969
from Lakenheath, England. She was a homemaker and a member of Westwood
Baptist Church. Estelle married Ed Gambell on July 21, 1951 in Wichita
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; her parents, Bill and
Audrey Hodges; and brother, Bill Hodges. Estelle is survived by her
daughter, Paula Giesler and husband, Harold, of Odessa; sons, Phil
Gambell of Austin and Bill Gambell and his wife, Cheryl, of Odessa;
brother, Don Hodges and wife, Alice, of San Antonio; and three
grandchildren, Jonathan Giesler, Henry and Michelle Gambell.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 9, in Sunset
Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Weeks DuBose officiating. Burial will
follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers include Pat Land, Dale
Land, Dennis Wilhite, Joe Dell Blair, Scott Sachse and Miles Tindale.
In lieu of usual floral tributes, donations may be made to Odyssey
Healthcare, 2651 JBS Parkway, Blvd. Ste B, Odessa, Texas 79761.
Services entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.