Las Cruces Sun News
30 Oct 2004
Monetta Lorene Odom passed from this life and went to be with her Lord on Thurs., Oct 28, 2004 in Las Cruces. She was born in Lindsay, OK on June 5, 1918. She was the ninth of ten children born to William and Ollie Hanna. Monetta married her childhood sweetheart, J. C. Odom, on 2 April 1939. She began her married life on a farm in OK. In 1950 she moved to Hatch, NM where her husband was a mechanic for five years. In 1955 they moved their family to Las Cruces so their children would have the opportunity to attend college. She and her husband owned and operated the Sunshine Bedding Co., and later Odom Upholstery, retiring in 1985.
She was a loving wife and mother, she was a faithful member of the University Church of Christ, where she was affectionately know as Granny Odom to all. She devoted her life to God, her family and her church family. She was never happier than where she was serving others. Her favorite way of showing her love was through cooking. Her home, and especially her kitchen, was a welcome spot for many visitors.
She is survived by her sister Alex Sorrell of Las Cruces, son Connon and wife Marie of Los Alamos, NM; son Bill and wife Joyce of Goodyear, AZ; son Roger and wife Sharon of Las Cruces; daughter Neta and husband Don Moseley of Surprise, AZ., and daughter in law Judy Wetzel and husband Bryan of Las Cruces. Fourteen grandchildren, Stefani Odom, Valerie Craig,, Dale Odom, Gary Odom, Sheri Sechrist, Scott Odom, Greg Odom, Bruce Odom, Richard Odom, Sheila Okoniewski, Brenda Garcia, Stacy Peters, Steven Odom and Shelley Odom. She had eleven great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents William and Ollie Hanna; sisters, Jo Wasson, Mary Wasson, Lera Wasson, and Ora Stevens, brothers Ed Hanna and Charlie Hanna; one son Jess E. Odom.
Getz Funeral Home. Graveside service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens immediately follow ing the funeral service.