Jessie “Estelle” Gambell

Odessa American, Obituaries  2004

Odessa, Ector County, Texas

Submitted by Dolores Bishop, Cemeteries of Texas Aug 07 2004

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Jessie Estelle Gambell

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 Falls, Texas.
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.