Guadalupe “Lupe” Villa, 65, of Odessa passed away Feb. 26, 2013, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. She was born Sept. 26, 1947, in Big Spring, Texas, to Ycidro Villareal and Jovita Olague Villareal. She married Julian H. Villa Sr. on Feb. 11, 1966, in Big Spring. She was a homemaker.
Lupe’s pastime was shopping at Wal-Mart but her favorite shopping center was Target. She enjoyed smoking her Marlboro Lights soft pack, knitting and singing. Lupe was a strong woman who was straightforward and quick to let you know she was always right. She would light up a room when she walked in and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Lupe will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Julian Villa Sr. of Odessa; sons, David Joe Villareal of Big Spring, Julian H. Villa Jr. and wife Yadira, Antonio “Tony” V. Villa and wife Gloria, and Carlos M. Villa and wife Vanessa, all of Odessa; daughters, Josephine Melendez and husband Raul, and Caroline Chavez and husband Tomas; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Irene Villa; two brothers, Ycidro Villareal Jr. and Roberto (Bobby) Villareal.
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Acres West 24 Hr. Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank Chavez officiating.
Pallbearers will be Carlos Villa, Julian Villa III, Alejandro Villa, Oscar Chavez, Raul Menendez, Jr. and Antonio Villa Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Chavez, David Joe Villareal, Saul Mendez and Tomas Chavez Jr.
Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.