Penelope “Penny” Childers Phillips, 74, of Lovington, NM passed away in Lubbock, TX after an extended illness on July 18, 2014, with her family by her side. Penny was born September 30, 1939 in Eldorado, Texas to Edwin Oscar and Thelma Irene (Anderson) Childers. She married Joe Wayne Phillips in Lovington, NM on June 13, 1957. Penny was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member and Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star #140 in Eldorado, TX and of the Baptist affiliation.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Erin Ashley Phillips ; one daughter-in-law: Cynthia Shae Phillips; one brother: Patrick Childers; two sisters: Gayle Willy and Irene Sudduth.
Larry Edward Donaldson “Domino” passed away peacefully on July 5, 2014, at the age of 68.
Larry and his twin brother, Gary, were born on June 26, 1946, in San Angelo, Texas to Clara Mae (King) and Edward Granville “Sandy” Donaldson. The family of five, including older brother, Walter, moved from the Bear Creek Ranch near Cleo, Texas to Eldorado in 1949. After graduating from Eldorado High School in 1964, he attended Angelo State College until he and Gary entered the US Army in 1966.
Guadalupe Adame Ochoa went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 4th, 2014. She was born on May 13th, 1929.
Lupe is preceded in death by her parents, Fernando and Felicita Adame; two daughters Sylvia and Adelida; sisters, Cruz and Lola; brothers, Juan and Jesus.
Dad was born Bruce Frederick Deere on March 9, 1939 in Brownwood Texas, to B.F. & Mary Deere. He graduated from Brownwood High School with the class of 1957. Bruce enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating to fly fighter jets. Because of a burn spot in his right eye, due to looking through a hole in a cup at a sun eclipse during his earlier years at school, the Air Force would not let him fly their jets. Bruce became an expert in the Russian language and traveled all over the world with the Air Force listening to the Russians over radio waves and interpreting their actions to the U.S. Air Force. Bruce taught the Russian language at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo to new recruits until his retirement after 20 years of serves as Master Sargent in 1978.