Mudville News :: Death Notices and Obituaries for Issue of  January 09, 2013
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R.E. "Rudy" Neace

R.E. "Rudy" Neace, age 85, of Monahans, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012, in Monahans. He was born June 2, 1927, in Piggott, Arkansas, to Dolly Kilbreath. He ran away to join the United States Navy when he was 17 years old and lied about his age in order to join. He was known for working in construction in Monahans.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Neace of Monahans; a son, Tommy Neace and wife Julie of Monahans; 5 daughters, Susan McKay and husband John of St. Cloud, Florida, Peggy Walker and Roy Coble of Lowell, Arkansas, Kathy Ellison of Monahans, Karla Cooper and husband Barry of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Robin McAnally of Monahans; a brother, Bill Neace of Monahans; 14 grandchildren, Ashley and Jorge Arroyo, Emily Neace, Kerry and Ronnie Avery, J.D. and Jamie McKay, Jody McKay, Jennifer and Jason Briggs, Katy and Kasey Rowoldt, Robert Ellison, and Kylie Cooper; 13 great-grandchildren, Mateo Arroyo, Ty, Sangster, and Sadie, and Sybil Avery, Sydney McKay, Kolby and Kase McKay, Madelynn and Duncan Briggs, Cutter, Ashton, and Cade Rowoldt; 4 nephews, Billy Neace and wife Guyma of Monahans, Mike Neace and wife Vicki Neace of San Angelo, Bob Neace and wife Lois of Wichita, Kansas, and Stephan Neace of Wichita, Kansas.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Dolly; his first wife, Barbara; and his brother, Ray Neace.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry or Home Hospice of Odessa.

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Michael Anthony Abila

Michael Anthony Abila, 23, of Monahans, died Monday, December 31, 2012, in Monahans.  He was born January 17, 1989 in Odessa.

Survivors include his mother, Christiana Davis; father, Jaime Abila; grandparents, Macario and Esparanza Abila and Christina Botello; brother, Bryan James Abila; and sister, Valerie Abila.

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Mary Ann Margaret Rowe

Mary Ann Margaret Rowe, 77, of Monahans, Texas, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013, at a hospital after suffering a severe heart attack.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 12, 3 pm at Christ Anglican Church in Odessa,

Mary Ann was born March 7, 1935, in Denver, Colorado to William C. and Estella Mitchell Anderson and graduated from Billings High School in Billings, Montana, in 1952. She worked as a telephone operator in Montana, Colorado, and Texas and was active in the Communications Workers of America. She was the accountant for Rowe Welding and Machine Shop from 1977 until 2000.

Mary Ann was the Treasurer of St. James Episcopal Church in Monahans until its closing and afterward attended Christ Anglican Church in Odessa. She also delivered for Meals on Wheels of Ward County. She was also a member of the Sierra Club and the National Wildlife Federation. She enjoyed needlework, crossword puzzles, mystery novels, Jeopardy, and the Antiques Road Show.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Rowe and daughter, Pam of Monahans, sons, Philip Rowe of Houston and Douglas Rowe of Washington, D.C., sister, Harriet Drake of Billings, Montana, and brother, Bruce Anderson of Orofino, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her oldest brother, Douglas Anderson, and her oldest sister, Esther Laux.

Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

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