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Alejandro Thurman "Alex" Olivas

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Alejandro Thurman "Alex" Olivas Obituary
LAMONT, OKLA. Alejandro "Alex" Thurman Olivas, age 16, of Lamont, Oklahoma, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at his residence in Oklahoma. He was born in Odessa, Texas, on April 9, 1996, to Ildefonso Olivas and Michelle Thurman. Alex was a student at Deer Creek Lamont High School.
Alex was very athletic. He enjoyed football, basketball, fishing and video games. He was very mature for his age and very loving. He was great with kids. He read to pre-K kids at the elementary school. Alex had many, many friends. He was a joker, very calm and mellow but energetic and would argue with a fence post which made him a great debater. Alex loved his family and friends and they loved him in return. He will be missed.
Those left to cherish his love and memory are his parents: Ildefonso Olivas of Lamont, Oklahoma and Michelle Thurman of Granbury; maternal grandparent: Linda Thurman of Granbury, Texas; paternal grandparents: Pedro and Manuela Olivas of Odessa; paternal great-grandparent: Epifanio Romero of Odessa; brother: Olmedo Olivas of Granbury, Texas; sisters: Breann Olivas of Waco, Texas, and Amber Mariah Thi Le of Granbury, Texas; paternal aunts: Mireya Fierro, Alicia Olivas, Vivianna Olivas, all of Odessa; paternal uncle: Pedro Olivas, Jr. of Odessa; maternal aunts: Barbara Wood of Arlington, Texas, Shawna Walker of College Station, Texas, and Tina Flanigan of Madisonville, Texas; paternal uncle: Matthew Thurman of Granbury, Texas; and numerous cousins.
Rosary will be at 7:00pm, Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 am, Friday, November 30, 2012, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (2633 Conover Ave, Odessa, TX 79763), officiated by Father Arturo Pestin. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden in Ector County Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Parish Hall of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church immediately following the graveside service. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences may be sent to the family online at acreswestfuneral.com.
Published in Odessa American on Nov. 29, 2012
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