ODESSA — Mason Bruce Grewell passed away Saturday, May 22, 2004, at
Midland Memorial Hospital. Bruce was born March 30, 1961, in Odessa,
Texas, to Helen and Charlie Grewell. Bruce attended Pease Elementary,
Bowie Junior High School and Odessa High School. While at Odessa High
School, he enjoyed being a member of the varsity golf team for three
years. Bruce graduated from Odessa High School in May of 1979 and later
thoroughly enjoyed a year in Ruidosa as an accomplished snow skier. He
returned to Odessa and graduated from the University of Texas of the
Permian Basin with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing.
Throughout his life, he had memorable camping and bird hunting trips
with his father and brother as he was an excellent marksman. Bruce and
his mother shared a love for reading and had many conversations about
the books they enjoyed. Golfing, scuba diving and jet boating were also
Bruce married Kem on December 16, 1989, promising to love, honor,
respect and cherish his wife and their marriage until his last moment on
earth. No promise was more faithfully kept and treasured; no wife could
have had a more loving and giving husband and friend in life.
Bruce was a kind and gentle parent to Nick and Jessica. He welcomed them
into his heart and home. He thoroughly enjoyed experiencing their
upbringing and milestones. We are certain he will be watching from
Heaven as Jessica graduates from his high school alma mater this
Saturday. Nick and Jessica have always loved Bruce and are so proud to
have had him in their lives.
Bruce was in the gas compression industry for 16 years while developing
his passion for gourmet cooking. He loved to host soirees from his many
friends and family. Bruce was a great storyteller and relished
entertaining people with love, laughter and food. Bruce treasured the
small joys of life and knew when to stop and smell the roses. He was
certainly an honored and vital member of his cherished families.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Kem Grewell; children, Nick and Jessica
Matz; his parents, Helen and Charlie Grewell; his brother, Gabe Grewell;
and 11 nieces and nephews.
Bruce was called home by God to be reunited with his grandparents, Ruby
and Ward Mason Grewell and Ida and Arba Perry DeWitt, his cousin Scott
Coleman, and the friends he held dear that have gone home before him.
Bruce will be greatly missed by each of us, but he lives on in our
hearts and memories. We have his laugh and smile etched in our hearts.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2004,
at the First United Methodist Church in Odessa, with the Reverend Terry
Tamplin officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday May
25th at Sunset Funeral Home.
Services have been entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral