Jose Ybarra “Joe” Rodriguez, 50, of Odessa died on Oct. 29, 2014, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born on July 11, 1964, in Ozona to Cruz Ybarra Rodriguez and Albert Flores Rodriguez. Rodriguez, the eldest of eight children, worked in oilfield- area well servicing. He was Catholic. His dad was a derrick man and he grew up helping his dad. According to the family, Rodriguez was a hard worker who always looked after his younger brothers and sisters. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed boating, skiing, and horseback riding. A trapper, he would set his traps late at night and go out to check them early in the morning – then hurry to shower and head to school. The family said he had a heart of gold and loved his children. He was also an animal lover and raised pit bulls. He is survived by two sons, Joseph Rodriguez Jr.
Armando L. Ramos, 52, of Dallas, formerly of Uvalde, died on Oct. 26, 2014, at Parkland Health & Hospital Systems in Dallas. A rosary was read Tuesday and yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes- Knowles Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on March 3, 1962, in Uvalde to Paula (Lopez) Ramos and Nicasio Ramos. He is survived by his special friend, Henry Leimann of Dallas; one daughter, Paula Zamora of Uvalde; one sister, Elmira Valdez of Uvalde; brothers, Nicasio Ramos Jr. of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Ernest Ramos, Felipe Ramos, Rolando Ramos and Patricio Ramos, all of Uvalde; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Pallbearers will be Felipe Ramos, Ernesto Ramos, Patricio Ramos, Rolando Ramos Jr., Adrian Bravo and Nathan Riojas.