ODESSA Luis Salcido Ornelas, age 86, of Odessa, passed away on February 28, 2014, in Odessa, TX. |
Viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM with a rosary reciting at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Service will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 1:00 PM at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Deacon Manuel Luevano officiating.
Luis was born in Grandfalls, Texas, to Canuto and Trinidad Salcido on June 1, 1927.
He married Enedina Sanchez on September 28, 1947, in Grandfalls, TX. He worked as a welder for Pemco until the time of his retirement. He was a veteran of WWII and served in the Army as a Rifleman, where he received the Victory Medal for military service from August 23, 1945, to April 8, 1947.
Luis was preceded in death by daughter, Olga Gomez; brothers and sisters, Eduardo Salcido, Domingo Salcido, Manuela Navarette, Anita Acosta, Chelo Salcido, Jose Salcido, Pete Salcido, Chente Almanaza, Carmen Tatum, Josefina Ledesma and Ray Herrera.
Luis is survived by his wife of 66 years, Enedina Sanchez Ornelas; sons, Louis S. Ornelas Jr. (Lupe Ornelas), Oscar Ornelas, Albert Ornelas; daughters, Elida Munoz and Annette Ornelas Aguilera (Sam); brothers, Nick Salcido and Canuto Salcido; grandchildren, Louis III, Kimberly, Alvaro, Ashlee, Melissa, Tara, Selena, Alfred II, Marina, Manny and Brianna; great-grandchildren, John Richard, Sybrook, Louis IV, Noe Sofia, Eli, Abigail, Jordan, Christian, Cori, Joshua, Donovan, Dylan, Samantha and Paisley; great-great-grandchildren, Jayde and Louis V.
Pallbearers will be Louis S. Ornelas III, Alfred Munoz II, Alvaro Ornelas, Manny Valles, Louis S. Ornelas IV and Johnny Herrera.
The family of Luis Ornelas wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Davis and Dr. Solis and their staff at Medical Center Hospital, as well as the Staff at the Hospice House of Odessa.
Arrangements are under the direction of Martinez Funeral Home and Crematory of Odessa. You may sign the register book at www.martinezfuneralhome.com.
Published in Odessa American on Mar. 5, 2014