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Manuela Ontiveros Ybarra

December 5, 1948 — May 16, 2024

Manuela was born in Fort Stockton Texas to Lazara Velasquez and George Ontiveros on December 5, 1948. She graduated from Odessa College as a certified surgical technologist and worked at Medical Center Hospital for 35 years. She married Manuel G. Velasco in 1966 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Odessa, Texas. They had two daughters, Ninfa Velasco and Catherine Velasco. Manuel Velasco passed away in October 1979. 


In 1982 she married Gabriel G. Ybarra. Together they traveled with the Mexican American Pan American Golf Association and enjoyed their beautiful marriage to its fullest until he passed away August 1990. 

 

Manuela was a devoted Catholic and loved life. Every morning, she would sit by the dining room window and pray. She had bird feeders in her trees, and she would enjoy her time sitting in her wheelchair bird watching laughing and being so thankful of every day she had. She would always smile and laugh in her wheelchair even when she could no longer care for herself. She loved God and thanked him daily until the end of her life.

 

Manuela was her family’s matriarch. She was a beautiful, strong hardworking mother. She loved to cook, dance and sing. She also loved to tell stories to her grandkids about the good old days when she was growing up. She was always young at heart. She will be greatly missed and forever loved by her daughters and family.
 
 
Manuela preceded in death by her Father George Ontiveros, Mother Lazara Velasquez and sister Pauline Pena.


She is survived by daughter Ninfa and Husband Tony Rodriguez III, daughter Catherine Velasco. Brothers Frank Ontiveros, George Ontiveros Jr., and Natalio Ontiveros. Sisters Sove Duarte and Lupe Gonzales. Manuela leaves to cherish her memory Grandchildren - David Velasco, Straton Smith, Kelsi Munoz, Brandon Shenas, and Gabrielle Valdivia, and 11 great grandchildren. 

 

Visitation is set for Monday May 20, 2024, from 1PM -9PM with a rosary at 7PM at Martinez Funeral Home chapel. Mass has been set for 10AM Tuesday May 21, 2024, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Frank Chavez officiating. Burial will follow at Ector County Cemetery Rosehill section.

 

Pallbearers- Nat Jr. Ontiveros, Jacob Ontiveros, Julio Cerda, Robert Joe Valencia, Chris Espinosa, and Eric Montelango. 


 
The Family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks to family and friends who have supported their mother with care, love, and prayers.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, May 20, 2024

1:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Martinez Funeral Home & Crematory

1040 S Dixie Blvd, Odessa, TX 79761

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Rosary

Monday, May 20, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Martinez Funeral Home & Crematory

1040 S Dixie Blvd, Odessa, TX 79761

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Mass

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St Joseph's Catholic Church

907 S Dixie Blvd, Odessa, TX 79761

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Burial

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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