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Obits – Midland Reporter Telegram –1st week of May, 2005

Posted: 24 Jun 2005 7:54PM GMT
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Baker, Robert F.

Robert F. Baker, of Midland, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2005.

He was born February 21, 1927 to Felix L. Baker and Carrie Fisher Baker in Alva, Oklahoma. In 1949, Bob graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland with a B.S. degree in Engineering. He also graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering. Bob proudly served his country during the Korean War as a carrier pilot in the U.S. Navy. Prior to his retirement, Bob worked for Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO) in Roswell, New Mexico and Midland, Texas for 28 years. He was a member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Zoe Baker Stittsworth.

Bob is survived by his wife, Audrey Baker, of Midland, TX; sons, Carroll Evertson and Felix Kyle Baker Evertson, both of Florida; daughter, Debbie Baker Robinson of Davie, FL; stepson, Michel E. Curry and daughter-in-law Audrey L. Curry, of Midland, TX; stepdaughter, Kimberly R. Culver of Midland, TX; stepson, Matthew T.P. Curry of Kingsland, TX; sisters, Clenny Randy Baker Jackson of North Carolina; Barbara Baker of Glendale, AZ; grandchildren, Jordan Baker Robinson, Justin Baker Robinson and Dillon Baker Robinson, all of Davie, FL; Katherine Curry, David Curry, Lawren Culver and Cory Culver, all of Midland, TX; great-grandson, Kesmond Culver of Midland, TX; nephew, Bill Butler of Woodward, OK.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Sunday, May 1, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 2, 2005 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Michel Curry, David Curry, Cory Culver and Bill Butler. Honorary pallbearers are Bob's golf buddies and the ARCO Retirees lunch group.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 4/30/2005 - 5/1/2005.
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Plexico, William "Travis"

William "Travis" Plexico was born in Whitesboro, Texas to William Melvin and "Bama" Hudson Plexico on June 7, 1914 and passed away Thursday, April 28, 2005 at the age of 90 years old. William was married to Amelia Favre in Dallas on July 15, 1939. He was honorably discharged form the USAF, having served in WW II. He retired from Mobil Oil after 40 years of service in 1976. Travis worked for Mobil in Midland from 1960-1973.

He is survived by wife, Ameila Favre Plexico; brother-in-law, Carl Heinz Favre of Belle Vista, Arkansas; nephew, Carl Phillip Favre of Sugar Land, Texas; and Carolyn Favre Lamb of Odessa, Texas.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Monday, May 2, 2005 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at 2:00 PM at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Sunday, May 1, 2005 at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make a donation to the East Dallas Christian Church, Sanders Sunday School Class, 629 North Peak Street, Dallas, TX 75371.

Laurel Land Funeral Home

214-371-1336
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/1/2005.
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Reyes, Maria G.

Maria G. Reyes, 57, died Friday, April 29 at a Midland hospital. Services will be 3 p.m. Monday, May 2 at Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

She was born Oct. 22, 1947 to Marcos Gonzales and Rosalina Martinez in Mexico. She was was raised and educated in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and had worked for Midland Memorial Hospital as a cook for 15 years. She attended Templo Alabanaza y Poder.

She was preceded in death by her father and a sister.

She is survived by her mother; her husband, Daniel Reyes of Midland; two sons, Julio Reyes of Midland and Sergio Gonzales of Midland; one daughter, Christina Reyes of Midland; two brothers, Jose Lara and Juan Lara, both of Juarez; and two sisters, Rosa Mata of Midland and Evangelina Aguirre of Juarez.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/1/2005.



Smith, Dorothea

Dorothea S. Smith passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2005 in Midland.

She was born September 10, 1925 in Bono, Texas, to Claude and Betty Scott. Dorothea was reared in Cleburne, Texas where she graduated from Cleburne High School and where she met the love of her life and lifelong companion, William B. "Bill" Smith.

Dorothea attended Texas Christian University from which she graduated in 1946. She studied at Scarritt College for Christian Workers located in Nashville, Tennessee, to help her in her endeavors to perform missionary work. She and Bill were married December 20, 1947 in Cleburne and shortly thereafter moved to La Paz, Bolivia where she worked with Bill as a Missionary Methodist Teacher for approximately two years. Thereafter, she began teaching school in Hobbs, New Mexico and moved to Midland in 1950 following Bill's acceptance as a member for the Texas Bar Association. Later, to help make ends meet, she worked as Bill's legal secretary and for a time at Christie's Dress shop here in Midland.

Among her many activities, Dorothea served as a President of the Lady's Association of the Midland Petroleum Club, was a member of the Midland Symphony Guild, the First United Methodist Church and Midland Law Wives Association, participated in an Investment Club and strongly supported Midland College. She regularly attended aerobics classes up until her death.

Dorothea is survived by her husband of fifty seven years and constant companion William B. Smith and two nieces.

There will be a Memorial Service Monday, May 2, 2005 at 4:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Midland. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Tom Bruner, Robby Christianson, John Hyde, Les McLaughlin, Gary Norwood and Bill Ward. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Mary Ann Oakley, Sarah Branum Porter, Pat Balko, Brenda Kendall, the entire staff at the intensive care unit at Midland Memorial Hospital, and Doctors Richard Reese and P. K. Patel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Midland College, 3600 North Garfield, Midland, TX 79705 or the donor's favorite charity.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 5/1/2005 - 5/2/2005.

Robert F. Baker Robert F. Baker, of Midland, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2005.

He was born February 21, 1927 to Felix L. Baker and Carrie Fisher Baker in Alva, Oklahoma. In 1949, Bob graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland with a B.S. degree in Engineering. He also graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering. Bob proudly served his country during the Korean War as a carrier pilot in the U.S. Navy. Prior to his retirement, Bob worked for Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO) in Roswell, New Mexico and Midland, Texas for 28 years. He was a member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Zoe Baker Stittsworth.

Bob is survived by his wife, Audrey Baker, of Midland, TX; sons, Carroll Evertson and Felix Kyle Baker Evertson, both of Florida; daughter, Debbie Baker Robinson of Davie, FL; stepson, Michel E. Curry and daughter-in-law Audrey L. Curry, of Midland, TX; stepdaughter, Kimberly R. Culver of Midland, TX; stepson, Matthew T.P. Curry of Kingsland, TX; sisters, Clenny Randy Baker Jackson of North Carolina; Barbara Baker of Glendale, AZ; grandchildren, Jordan Baker Robinson, Justin Baker Robinson and Dillon Baker Robinson, all of Davie, FL; Katherine Curry, David Curry, Lawren Culver and Cory Culver, all of Midland, TX; great-grandson, Kesmond Culver of Midland, TX; nephew, Bill Butler of Woodward, OK.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Sunday, May 1, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 2, 2005 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Michel Curry, David Curry, Cory Culver and Bill Butler. Honorary pallbearers are Bob's golf buddies and the ARCO Retirees lunch group.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 4/30/2005 - 5/1/2005.


Dille, Sabina

Sabina Masurek Dille of Midland died Sunday, May 1 at a Midland hospital.

She was born Dec. 21, 1917 in Chicago, Ill., and was a member of the First United Methodist Church .

She is survived by her husband, Holmes Dille Jr. of Midland; son, Brian Dille of Odessa; daughter, Patricia Dill of Quito, Ecuador; one granddaughter; and a sister, Irene Warszak of North Carolina.

Services are pending with Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/3/2005.



Grub, Larry

Larry Grubb of Fremont, Mich., formerly of Midland, died May 1. Memorial services are pending.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/3/2005.



Roberts, Hazel Irene

Hazel Irene Roberts, of Midland, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2005.

She was born January 30, 1929 to Johnnie Lee Cook and Viola Hapsibeth Whitehead Cook in Atlanta, Texas and was raised and educated there. On July 13, 1947, Hazel married J. C. Roberts shortly after his return from World War II. They lived in Paris, Texas for a short time while J.C. taught school at Paris Junior College and operated a jewelry store. In the early 1950's they moved to Monahans, Texas to begin work in the oil industry. In 1960, they moved to Hobbs, New Mexico and then in 1965 they settled in Midland, Texas. During the years of their residency in Midland, J.C. and Hazel were very active in the Midland M-Squares Square Dance Club, Order of the Eastern Star, and The Midland Gem and Mineral Society. Following the death of J.C. in 1984, Hazel returned to her farm in Atlanta, Texas where she lived for several years. During her time in Atlanta she spent a good deal of time providing care giving services for stroke victims and shut ins.

After an extensive stroke in 2001, Hazel returned to Midland, Texas for rehabilitation and resided at Polo Park Retirement Community. Following a series of health problems she moved to her daughter's home in Midland, where she remained over the last several months until her peaceful demise. Hazel will long be remembered for her love of fishing, a favorite pastime for her and her sisters. A wonderful mother, a loving and caring grandmother and great-grandmother, beloved sister and a fun loving, ever faithful, friend to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, J.C. Roberts, and three brothers, W. D. Cook, Johnny B. Cook, Jr., and J. D. Cook.

Hazel is survived by her daughter, Sandra Gail Haskell and her husband, Kenneth, of Midland, TX; son, John Franklin Roberts and his wife, Christina, of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Brenda Steward and her husband, Wendell, of Midland, TX; grandchildren, Carla Pattillo and her husband, Scott, Brandi Steward-Duesler, Cassie Steward, Christina Roberts and Alex Roberts; great-grandchildren, Jake Pattillo, Madeline Pattillo and Devin Duesler; sisters, Vernie Chamlee of Houston, TX; Jeanette Swink of Granbury, TX; Bernice Russell of Point Blank, TX; numerous nieces and nephews.

Hazel's family would like to thank Anna Estrello for her love and support as a caregiver and friend over the last three years.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Tuesday, May 3, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2005 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Hanner Funeral Home, 103 W. Main Street, Atlanta, Texas (903) 796-2833.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 5, 2005 at Huffines Baptist Church, Huffines, Texas. Interment will be at Macedonia Cemetery in Doddridge, Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home and Hanner Funeral Home

Pallbearers will be Lucky Swink, Pete Swink, Keith Cook, Dennis Cook, Danny Bell and James White.

Memorials may be directed to Home Hospice, 901 W. Missouri, Midland, Texas 79701.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/3/2005.
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Thornton, Richard Darrell

ATHENS -- Funeral services have been scheduled for Richard Darrell Thornton, 66, Houston, for 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at First Baptist Church, Athens, with the Rev. Dennis W. Hochgraber officiating. Interment to follow at the Judson Cemetery in Cayuga, Texas under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

Mr. Thornton passed away Saturday, April 30 in Houston.

He was born February 26, 1939 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late C.L. "Ted" and Elva Benton Barton Thornton. Mr. Thornton had lived in Arlington most of his life where he was employed 20 years at Texas Industries, retiring in 1989. Upon retirement, he moved to Athens where he lived until moving to Houston in 2001 to live with his family. He was a graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in Wildlife Management. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Athens and served on various committees within the Church. He also served in the United States Army. Darrell had a love for hunting, fishing, sports and was an avid historian, devoting retirement years to family history in the Cross Roads, Cayuga and Judson Communities. He was preceded in death by his nephew and caregiver, Clark Thornton.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Josie Thornton, Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Darielle and Lee Hunt, Houston; brother and sister-in-law, C.L. and Bea Thornton, Richland Chamber Lake; and grandchildren, Kurt Green, Jett Thornton, Chris Thornton and Megan Hunt.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the Judson Cemetery Association, 780 ACR 492, Athens, Texas 75751 or Judson Baptist Church, Cayuga, Texas, 75832.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/3/2005.

Bolton, Steven

Steven Bolton, 37, of Midland, died Sunday, May 1 in Austin. Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home in Hobbs, N.M.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/4/2005.



Cauble, Eula

BIG SPRING -- Eula Cauble, 76, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, May 3 at her residence. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/4/2005.



Dille, Sabina

Sabina Mazurek Dille, 87, died Sunday, May 1. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at the Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 21, 1917, to Martin and Michelina Mazurek in Chicago, Ill. She graduated from East Aurora High School in 1937 and took classes at Aurora College. She served in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps during World War II and married Holmes Dille May 30, 1948. She had lived in Brazil and worked for Bergner's Department Store in Peoria, Ill., for more than 25 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Peoria, Ill. and First United Methodist Church of Midland.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Brian Dille of Odessa; daughter, Patricia Dille of Quito, Ecuador; one granddaughter; and a sister, Irene Warczak of Denver, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Albert Rozwora, two brothers and a sister.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the HCJB World Radio Ministry, P.O. Box 39800, Colorado Springs, Co. 80949-9800 or the American Heart Association.

Services are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/4/2005.



Tevis, Tracy

PERRYTON -- Tracy Joe Tevis, 51, died Thursday, April 28. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 2 at the First Baptist Church of Perryton. The Rev. Richard Laverty officiated. Burial followed at Ochiltree Cemetery. Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

He was born Dec. 16, 1953 in Perryton and married Brenda Davis in 1992 in Lewsville. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church of San Marcos and graduated from Southwest Texas State University. He was a commercial pilot and later became a pilot for corporate business. He became a pilot for a pipeline company.

He is survived by his wife; a stepdaughter, Erin Page of Lewisville; a stepson, Denton Page of Lewisville; his mother, Carmeneta Tevis of Perryton; one brother, Randy Tevis of Spokane, Wash.; one niece; and three nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or the charity of one's choice.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/4/2005.


Abney, Plez

ODESSA -- Plez C. Abney died Saturday, April 23. Burial was Monday, April 25 in Chillicothe.

He was born June 6, 1925, in Wynnewood, Okla. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was employed as an auto mechanic until his retirement. He was employed with the Sewell Motor Co., Chaparral Race Cars, Broncho Chevrolet and Midland Paint and Body.

Survivors include his wife, Nelda Thomas Abney of Odessa; daughter, Gayle Watkins of Odessa; son, Gary Abney of Odessa; sister, Altha Peterson of Odessa; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Archie Abney of Midland; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial fund in his name has been established at Bank of America, 700 N. Grant.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/5/2005.



Ausley, Neva L. "Sweetness"

A golden heart stopped beating on May 2, 2005. She was born July 23, 1910 in Irvington, NE to Albert H. and Pearl L. Christopherson. Neva enjoyed dancing, music and road trips in the RV. She loved to play the saxophone and was a trained classical pianist. Preceded in death by first husband, Roe E. Scott; second husband, Wilson Ausley; one brother and one sister. Survived by her daughter, Nina Britt; step-daughters, Patsy Temple, Thelma Jean Bishop and JoAnn Kay; granddaughters, Karen Glidden and husband Dave, Linda Kahler and husband Gary; great-granddaughter, Caribe Kahler; great-grandson, Aaron Kahler; great great-granddaughter, Ava Kahler. Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 6, 2005 at Restland Abbey Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Midland, Inc., P.O. Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/5/2005.
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Bell, Dorothy May

Dorothy May Bell, of Tyler, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2005.

She was born February 23, 1927 to J.B. and Anna Martin Snider in Garden City, Texas. Dorothy had lived in Tyler for the past 15 years, having previously lived in San Angelo, Texas. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, Thomas Tibbetts and Clyde Bell.

Dorothy is survived by her sons, Kim Tibbetts of San Angelo, TX; Dane Tibbetts of Frankston, TX; Khan Tibbetts of Tyler, TX; Monty G. Bell of Andrews, TX; daughter, Tonya McKenzie Maus of Tyler, TX; two brothers, Morris Snider and Alford Ray Snider, both of Midland, TX; two sisters, Mary Fae Foster of Baytown, TX; Jimmie Sue Lane of Monahans, TX; thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Thursday, May 5, 2005 at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home in Tyler from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Friday, May 6, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Pete Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Snider, Steve Barnes, James Snider, Daniel Truelove, Jerry Don Snider and Justin Maus.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/5/2005.
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Bolton, Steve

HOBBS, N.M. -- Steve Bolton, 37, formerly of Hobbs and Midland, died May 1 in Austin. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 6 at Chapel of Hope with Dr. Dean Mathis and the Rev. Ronnie Lunsford officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, May 5, at the funeral home.

He was born Oct. 23, 1967 in Hobbs, N.M., and was employed as a general contractor.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Gene and Helen Bolton of Midland; his mother, Mary Repasz of Hobbs; a son, Stevie Bolton of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; a daughter, Kimmie Bolton of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; a brother, Gene Bolton Jr. of Hobbs; five sisters, Maureen Peden of Roswell, Francis Smith of Lovington, N.M.; and Kim Faust, Melody Garcia and Michelle Mokrey, all of San Jose, Calif.; a stepsister, Tangie Hutchinson of Midland; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be directed to the youth charity of one's choice.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/5/2005.



Cauble, Eula

BIG SPRING -- Eula "Moe" Cauble, 76, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 3 at her residence. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 6 at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Lynn Robertson officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, May 5, at the funeral home.

She was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Kaufman and married Richard Cauble Sept. 2, 1948 in Big Spring. She graduated from Big Spring High School. She was a homemaker and managed Mrs. Baird's Bread Store for several years. She was a member of East Fourth Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Judy Westbrook of Big Spring; one son, Ricky Cauble of Midland; two sisters, Irene Kizer of Parker, Colo., and Mercille Adams of Lubbock; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Home, 610 Texas Ave., Galveston, 77550, or the Troy Hogue Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Jan Foresyth, Howard College, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, 79720.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/5/2005.



Esparza, Amando

Amando "Trey" Esparza died Tuesday, May 3 in San Angelo. Rosary will be 7 p.m. today, May 5 at the Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 6 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

He was born Nov. 13, 1965 to Amando and Yolanda Esparza in Pecos, where he was raised and educated. He moved to Midland in 1992 and married Diana Sisneros Feb. 14, 1998. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and great-grandparents.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Steve Subia of Peoria, Ill., and Cruz Esparza of Midland; one brother, Bobby Esparza of Odessa; one sister, JoAnn Escobar of Odessa; his parents; grandparents, Amando and Frances Esparza of Pecos; great-grandparents, Aurelio and Manuela Acosta of Pecos.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/5/2005.



Gonzales, Valentin

BIG SPRING -- Valentin Gonzales, 46, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 4. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/5/2005.



Hudgins, Alvin

CARBON -- Alvin Hudgins, 83, of Carbon died Tuesday, May 3 at his home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/5/2005.



Rios Jr., P.O.

BIG SPRING -- P.O. Rios, Jr., 62, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, May 3 at his residence. A prayer service will be 7 p.m. today, May 5, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 6 at Myers & Smith Chapel with Carlos Payen officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born Nov. 2, 1942 in Brady and married Natividad DeLaRosa Aug. 24, 1974 in Big Spring. He had lived in Big Spring since 1945 and was a member of the Birdwell Lane Church of Christ. He had farmed in Howard county until his retirement in 2002.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Porfirio Rios III and Domingo Rios, both of Big Spring, and Robert Rios of Austin; two brothers, Luis Rios and Joe Rios, both of Big Spring; four sisters, Manuela Galindo of Big Spring, Olivia Escovedo of Little Rock, Ark., Ophelia Bowen of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Janie Acost of Grant, Mich.; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.myersandsmith.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/5/2005.



Rowan, Polly Edmondson

BIG SPRING -- Polly Edmondson Rowan, 51, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 4 at her home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/5/2005.
Bell, Dorothy

TYLER -- Dorothy May Bell of Tyler died Tuesday, May 3. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 6, at Ellis Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 23, 1927, to J.B. and Anna Martin Snider in Garden City. Dorothy had lived in Tyler for the past 15 years, previously having lived in San Angelo. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands, Thomas Tibbetts and Clyde Bell.

She is survived by four sons, Kim Tibbetts of San Angelo, Dane Tibbetts of Frankston, Khan Tibbetts of Tyler and Monty Bell of Andrews; daughter, Tonya McKenzie Maus of Tyler; two brothers, Morris Snider and Alford Snider, both of Midland; two sisters, Mary Foster of Baytown and Jimmie Lane of Monahans; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/6/2005.



Copeland, James

James Copeland, 77, of Midland, died Thursday, May 5. Services are pending with Stanton Memorial Funeral Home & Chapel.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/6/2005.



Dille, Sabina

Sabina Mazurek Dille, after a short illness, passed on to be with the Lord on the evening of May 1, 2005, at the age of 87.

Sabina was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 21, 1917, to Martin Mazurek and Michelina Lisek Mazurek, both of whom emigrated from Poland as teenagers. She graduated from East Aurora High School in January of 1937 and took classes at Aurora College. After the attack at Pearl Harbor, Sabina enlisted in the WAACS, the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (later the WACS), and served from January of 1943 until December of 1945. She married Holmes Oliver Dille on May 30, 1948 and they would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on May 30, 2005. Sabina lived in Brazil for five years with her husband and family, learned to speak Portuguese, and visited numerous countries in Latin America. She worked for over 25 years at Bergner's Department Store in Peoria, Illinois, eventually retiring at the age of 73. Sabina was a long time active member of the First United Methodist Church of Peoria, Illinois and, more recently of the First United Methodist Church of Midland, Texas.

Sabina loved reading, sewing, gardening, and playing bridge. She enjoyed listening to music and rarely was her house without the sound of music. An avid reader, Sabina was often enjoying the latest best-seller from the public library. One of her favorite activities was to stay up late doing the crossword puzzle. Sabina was rarely too tired to play a competitive game of cards, especially various versions of solitaire. An excellent cook, Sabina was known for wonderful desserts, particularly her cakes and delicious chocolate brownies. One of her greatest joys was becoming a grandmother (finally!) at the age of 61.

Sabina is survived by her husband, Holmes Oliver Dille, of Midland, Texas; son and daughter-in-law Brian Keith and Diana Rae Dille of Odessa, daughter Patricia Ann Dille of Quito, Ecuador; granddaughter Tamara Nicole Dille of Westbrook, Texas; sister Irene Warczak and husband Russ of Denver, North Carolina; sister-in-law Millie Mazurek of Hillsboro, Illinois; brother-and sister-in-law Dave and Pat Dille of Crosby, Texas; and sister-and brother-in-law Joyce and Jack Reich of Yuma, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her father, Martin Mazurek; mother, Michelina Lisek Mazurek Rozwora; stepfather, Albert Rozwora; brother, Edward Mazurek; brother, Anthony Mazurek and sister, Genevieve Lambert.

Sabina was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was rarely without a smile or kind word. She will be deeply missed by her family, relatives, and friends.

A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be held at the Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 7th, at 1 p.m.. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Doug Bushong, Marcus Marrs, Randy Phillips, Joe Trantham, Donald Bugg, and Dub Cree.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the HCJB World Radio Ministry, P.O. Box 39800, Colorado Springs, Co. 80949-9800 (daughter Pat is a missionary nurse at their hospital in Quito, Ecuador) or the American Heart Association.

Services have been entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/6/2005.
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Johnson, Milton

BIG SPRING -- Milton Johnson, 78, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, May 4, at a local hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/6/2005.



Kelley, Marjorie Louise

Louise Kelley was born March 17, 1922 to John H. Dawkins and Byrde Mae Parker Dawkins in De Leon, Texas. She flew home to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, May 4, 2005.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Olen, her son, David, two brothers, five sisters and two grandsons.

Louise is survived by her daughters, Phyllis Redmon of Midland, TX; Pam Yarbrough and her husband, Larry, also of Midland, TX; grandchildren, David Wayne Coleman and Shane Coleman of Australia, Kris Redmon of Georgia, Jeanette Redmon, Chance Redmon and Desiree Hayes, all of Midland; nine great-grandchildren, one sister, Joyce Shirley and her husband, J.B. of Quanah, Texas, two brothers, Houston Dawkins of De Leon, TX; Dugan Dawkins and his wife, Pauline, of Goodwater, Alabama, and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Louise was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed and remembered by everyone.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Friday, May 6, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be Saturday at 3:00 P.M. at Sweetwater Cemetery, Sweetwater, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
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Maninger-Hardy, Aiden

ODESSA -- Aiden Gage Maninger-Hardy, infant daughter of Kami Jo Maninger-Hardy and Michael Hardy of Odessa died Tuesday, May 3, at St. Paul's Hospital in Dallas. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Lynn Money officiating.

She is survived by her grandparents, Kenneth and Nancy Maninger of Brownwood; great-grandmother, Fran Hill of Odessa; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
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Walls, H. Marie

SNYDER -- H. Marie Walls, 67, of Snyder, formerly of Forsan, died Wednesday, May 4, at a Snyder hospital. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today, May 6, at the Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Janca officiating.

She was born June 11, 1937, in Monahans and married T. J. Walls June 26, 1955, in San Antonio. He preceded her in death. She moved to Forsan in the late 1950s and lived there until moving to Snyder in 2004. She was a houswife and a member of Forsan Baptist Church.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Survivors include a son, Randy Walls of Carrollton; a daughter, Teresa Ragland of Snyder; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 1003 E. FM 700, Big Spring, 79720.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.
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Webb, Troy

Troy Webb died Wednesday, May 4, at a local hospital. Services are pending with Thomas Funeral Home.
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Cavasos, Joe Mack

Joe Mack Cavasos, 48, of Paris, formerly of Midland, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at his home. Services were held Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Bro. Patrick Cannon officiating. Joe, the son of James Stanley and Martha Alice Cavasos, was born April 28, 1956 in Midland.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and his beloved stepfather, Bill Roundtree.

He is survived by his daughters, Erin and Shannon; his grandsons, Isaiah and Craig; his step-sisters, Faye and Sandra; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

"Give thanks to the Lord in all things É"
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Copeland, James T.

Funeral services for Mr. James T. Copeland, 77, of Midland have been set for Monday, May 9, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at the Greenwood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayman Swopes officiating. Burial will follow at 1:30 P.M. Monday at the Dawson County Cemetery in Lamesa, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 P.M. today, May 8, at the Stanton Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Copeland passed away Thursday, May 5, 2005 at the Hospice of Midland Inpatient Unit.

J.T. was born Nov. 13, 1927 in Rusk, Texas to James H. and Carrie Lee Copeland. He was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II.

J.T. served in Salsburg, Austria during the Nuremberg War Crime Trials.

He retired from the Permian Corp. in 1991 after 36 years of service.

He was a faithful member of the Greenwood Baptist Church.

J.T. married Dorothy Oleta Maples in 1946. She passed away in 1976. He then married Velora Dugger on January 21, 1977 in Midland.

He is preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Jean; his parents, James H. and Carrie Lee Copeland; and two brothers, U.E. Copeland and Homer Lee Copeland.

Survivors include his loving wife, Velora Copeland of Midland; two sons, James Larry Copeland and his wife, Pam, of Varysburg, New York and Jeffrey Brian Dugger and his wife, Nancy, of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Sheila DeVore and her husband, Ron, of Stanton and Brenda Gilbert and her husband, Kelly, of Round Rock, Texas; four sisters, Gertrude Brown Simms and Edna Mae Wilcox, both of Rusk, Texas, Frances Bernice Arrington of Jacksonville, Texas and Mary E. Sanders of Andrews, Texas; two brothers, the Rev. Donald Earl Copeland and Herbert Alton Copeland, both of Rusk, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Fred Moore, John Glidewell, Kelly Gilbert, Ronnie Devore, Trey Nall, E.L. Smith, Derek Rebber and Chance Gilbert.

Funeral services are under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home & Chapel.
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Fort Jr., John

John Edwin Fort Jr., age 72, of Colorado City, Texas formerly of Big Spring, went home to be with his Savior on Friday, May 6, 2005 while vacationing in Branson, Missouri. He lead a full life of being husband, dad, granddad and a great friend to all.

John was born on February 1, 1933 in Big Spring, Texas. He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1951 and attended North Texas University. He married his childhood sweetheart, Rita Faye Wright of Big Spring in 1952. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was Chief of Aviation for Cosden Oil and Refinery from 1965 to 1980. He and Rita owned Rita's Flowers and Gifts from 1980 to 1985. He then went to work at Western Container and served 10 years as foreman in preventive maintenance before retiring in 1995. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Westbrook and was also very passionate about his involvement in the Kyros Prison Ministries at John Wallace Unit in Colorado City.

He is survived by his wife Rita Fort of Colorado City; 3 Children: Lori Miller & husband, Kerry, of Midland, TX, Mark Fort of Stanton, TX and Lisa Currie of Big Spring and.; 4 Grandchildren: Allison Miller Creswell & Husband, Lance of Lubbock, TX; Drew Miller of Midland, TX.; Cody Carnes and Will Currie both of Big Spring, TX.; Others include: Sister-in-Law, Lynn Ballinger, and her children, Michael Russell of Midland, TX. and Pamela Vela of San Antonio, TX ; 2 Nephews, Rick Fort and David Fort, Both of Big Spring, TX.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Fort, Sr. and Francis; and one Brother: Richard "Dick" Fort.

The family will be receiving friends at Myers & Smith Funeral home on Sunday, May 8th from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 9th , at Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel, with Paul Smith, pastor of First Baptist Church of Westbrook, TX. presiding. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, TX.

Pallbearers will include: Mike Russell, Pat Chesworth, Randy Weaver, Jerry Putnam, Elton Carlile and Bob Kimball. Honorary Pallbearers include: David Anderson, Hulen Bagwell, C.W. Brumley and Gerald Rawling.

The Family Suggest Memorial be sent to the Samaritan Hospitality House, 1325 West Point Ave., Colorado City, TX. 79512.

Arrangements are under the Direction of Myers & Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. Online condolences can be made at www.myersandsmith.com.
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Gonzales, Michael Paul

FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Michael Paul Gonzales, 29, former Midland resident, died Monday, May 2, 2005 after a lengthy illness.

Michael was born April 12, 1976 in Orange County, California. He moved to Midland, Texas with his family in October, 1978. He was raised in Midland and attended Midland High School. He married Crystal in Arkansas.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ascencion Sr.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Adrian Gonzales; and one daughter, Rebecca Gonzales, all of Arkansas; his mother, Beatrice Gonzales; three brothers, Ascencion Gonzales, Jr., John Gonzales, and Jesse Gonzales; three sisters, Belinda Gonzales, Pat Gonzales and Janie Gonzales; and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Midland.
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Hillger, Dale

Dale Hillger, 66, of Garden City, died on Friday, May 6, 2005, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, May 9, 2005, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Rev. Tom Barley, pastor of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Wall, officiating. Interment will follow at Garden City Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. A Vigil/Rosary service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, May 8, 2005 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The family received friends from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. Saturday, May 7 at the funeral home.

Born on August 9, 1938, in Big Spring, Texas, Dale was a 5th generation Hillger to live continuously in Glasscock County. His family settled in Glasscock County in 1893. He married JoAnn Deiterman in 1958 and lived in San Diego. After being discharged in 1960 from the United States Navy, he came home to farm and ranch with his father. He and his family worked on various farms and ranches until he bought a farm in St. Lawrence. The family lived there for 24 years and raised three wonderful children. In 1999, he sold the farm and built a new home in Garden City where they retired in 2000.

Dale never met anyone he did not like or anyone who did not like him. His infectious smile and easygoing ways just made you feel like you had known him all your life. He never sweated the small stuff, never let anything bring him down. His attitude was always upbeat and he fought a courageous battle with cancer for over five years and was always in good spirits. He laughed, loved, hoped, dreamed and believed till he received the ultimate invitation from God to live with him in paradise for eternity. Dale was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Hillger; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Nancy Hillger and Scott and Andrea Hillger; one daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Brian Cook; six grandsons, Justin Hillger, Brian Hillger, Darren Hillger, Trey Hillger, Kevin Hillger and Marcus Cook; one granddaughter, Britni Cook, all of Garden City; a sister and brother-in-law, Anna Lee and Paul Sims of Greenwood; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Leta Hillger of Greenwood, and David and Debbie Hillger of Big Spring; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Jerry Tanner of San Angelo; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends, especially, Leon and JoAnn Halfmann, Vicki, Kenny and Leslie Batla.

Pallbearers will be Mark Halfmann, Larry Halfmann, Kenneth Kuethe, Dennis Fuchs, Michael Fuchs, Allen Fuchs, Jimmy Smith and Alvin Powell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Leon Halfmann, Ervin Wooten, Paul Sims, Jerry Tanner, Steve Long, Butch Halfmann and all grandsons.

The family suggest memorials be sent to: the American Cancer Society Memorial Program, c/o Lucy Bonner, P.O. Box 2121. Big Spring, TX 79720-2121; Home Hospice, 111 E. 7th Ste. A, Big Spring, TX 79720 or West Texas Boys Ranch, 10223 Boys Ranch Road, San Angelo, TX 76904-9989

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.
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Hillger, Dale

Dale Hillger, 66, of Garden City, died Friday, May 6 at his residence. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
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Johnson, Milton

Milton Carroll "Whip" Johnson, 78, of Sand Springs, died Wednesday, May 4 at a local hospital. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the VA Hospital Chapel in Big Spring with Dean Thomas officiating.

He was born Sept. 27, 1926 in Bronson.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Johnson of Sand Springs; two sons, Dwayne of San Antonio and Ronald of West Point; one daughter, Sissi; his stepmother, Estil Johnson; three half brothers, Buddy, Keith and Randy; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of Texas.

He was preceded in death by one son, his parents, Carroll Lopez and Blanche Johnson, and two brothers.

Memorials be made to the VA Medical Center, 300 Veteran Blvd., Big Spring, Texas 79720.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
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Kelley, Marjorie

Marjorie Louise Kelley died Wednesday, May 4. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Sweetwater Cemetery, Sweetwater. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

She was born March 17, 1922 to John and Byrde Dawkins in De Leon.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Olen, a son, two brothers, five sisters and two grandsons.

She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Redmon and Pam Yarbrough, both of Midland; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Shirley of Quanah; two brothers, Houston Dawkins of De Leon and Dugan Dawkins of Goodwater, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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P.E., Robert L. Whiting "Bob"

Robert L. Whiting passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, in College Station, Texas. Mr. Whiting was born on February 25, 1918, in San Antonio, Texas, to Nina Guyton Whiting and Robert Ellsworth Whiting.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sharon Smith Whiting, three children, Robert L. Whiting II of Longview, Texas, Carol Whiting, and John V. and wife, Susan L. Whiting, and one grandchild, Mary Jane Whiting, all of College Station. In addition, Mr. Whiting is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Scott (Joyce) Kraemer of Houston, Texas, and Anna Jann Griffith of Conroe, Texas. Mr. Whiting was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jack Whiting.

After earning his B.S. and M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas, Mr. Whiting worked for various oil and gas service and production companies before he began a career in teaching, first at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and subsequently at Texas A&M University. Mr. Whiting was hired by the Petroleum Engineering Department in 1946 and was promoted to Professor of Petroleum Engineering in 1949.

During his tenure as Professor and later, as Department Head from 1953 through 1976, Bob became nationally recognized for his excellence in teaching and was acknowledged with numerous awards including the Excellence in Engineering Teaching, Outstanding Achievement in Teaching, Charles W. Crawford Award for Distinguished Service, Outstanding Department Head at Texas A&M University, the Association of Former Students Faculty Achievement Awards for Teaching and Continuing Education, Faculty Achievement and Distinguished Faculty, and the SPE Awards for Distinguished Lecturer and Distinguished Service. Retiring in 1988, as Professor Emeritus, Mr. Whiting continued to serve the petroleum industry as a mentor to students and former students.

In addition to teaching, Bob served as a consultant for a variety of clients in fields of energy, reservoir engineering, drilling, production, oil, gas, and geothermal valuation. His clients included multi-national petroleum and service companies; the United Nations; and the United States and numerous other governments. He also served as an official representative of the U.S. State Department, the Departments of Army, Navy and Air Force, the Department of Energy, Atomic Energy Commission, United Nations, the Nuclear Arms and Disarmament Commission, the Academy of Sciences and Engineering and the National Research Council, among others. He also authored or co-authored numerous papers and books on various petroleum related subjects, including the industry standard text "Petroleum Reservoir Engineering", with J. W. Amyx and D. M. Bass, Jr.

As a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Mr. Whiting received recognition as an Honorary Member, the SPE Legion of Honor, and the highest recognition awarded to a member of SPE, the Everett Lee DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal. Mr. Whiting was cited in 1990 by Hart Publications as one of the "100 Most Influential Persons in the Petroleum Century."

In recognition of his contributions as a teacher and mentor, a Presidents Endowed Scholarship was established in the name of Sharon S. and Robert L. Whiting by Former Students and Friends in 1984. Subsequently, the B. P. Huddleston Established Teaching Professorship and the J. K. B. Nelson Established Chair in Petroleum Engineering were dedicated to the assistance of faculty and students of Petroleum Engineering in his honor.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hillier Funeral Home, Bryan, Texas. Graveside services will be held at the College Station Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 7, 2005. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; St. Michael's Academy, Bryan, Texas; the Alzheimer's Association; or a charity of your choice.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/7/2005.



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