ODESSA Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Robert Olivas Sr., 51, of Odessa, TX, went to be with Our Lord and his loved ones on Saturday, December 3, 2011. |
He was born August 11, 1960 in Odessa, Texas. He lived in Odessa all his life.
He attended Travis Elementary and Ector Jr. High and High School and was in ROTC. When he was young he played little league baseball. He also served as an altar boy at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Odessa and later completed two Cursillos. The first one was in San Angelo, TX and the second in Odessa, TX. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for 21 years and enjoyed working on cars, loved music and enjoyed spending time with his grand kids.
He is preceded in death by his 3 grandchildren; his father: Oscar Olivas; his mother: Alma Olivas; grandmother: Vera Lucero; grandfather: Jesus Olivas and grandmother: Consuelo Olivas.
He married his school sweetheart, Mary Dolores Porras, on September 26, 1976.They had three children: Maria Ysabelle Olivas, Robert Olivas Jr. (Crystal) and Bertha Lee Ann Martinez (Juan).
He leaves behind ten grandchildren: Jesus Olivas, Jerremiah Olivas, Cruz Najar Jr., Angel Najar, Christian Najar, Gino Najar, Robert Olivas III, Mary Jane Olivas, Landon Olivas and Alisia Martinez.
He also is survived by his sisters: Gracie Olivas, Debbie (Tony) Aguero and brother: Peter (Patricia) Olivas; mother-in-law: Celia Porras; brothers-in-law: Juan (Christina) Porras, Jesse (Sulema) Porras, Martha (Johnny) Rey, Edward Porras, Armando, Cecilia Porras, Jerry, Michael (Yvonne) Porras; 25 nieces and nephews; various aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends.
A Rosary was recited on Tuesday at 7:30 pm at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 2:30 pm Today Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Santiago officiating. Burial will follow at Western Rose Memorial Park located at 4100 N FM 1788 off of 191 East of Odessa.
Pallbearers will be: Juan Marcos Porras, Dominic Olivas, Christopher Aguero, Jonathan Bowen, Minnie Orona, Billie Sledge, Hector Calderon, Ruben Balderas.
The family wishes to thank the following doctors and their staff: Dr. Casanova, Dr. K Molinero and Dr. M Edwards. A special thanks to Dr. Kurra, Dr. P. J. Patel, Dr. D. Parks and Dr. Escabido and their wonderful staff for their special care during our time of need. We would also like to thank Dr. Sawyer for always being there and ready with his jokes. Thank you to long time nurse and friend, Nicole Preddy, who always went out of her way to help us. In addition, the family thanks the Odessa Kidney Dialysis Center, Express Nursing and staff.
For online condolences visit www.odessafuneralhome.com.
Published in Odessa American on Dec. 7, 2011