Geronimo P. Vela
Geronimo P. Vela
  • September 30, 1921 - January 3, 2018
  • Odessa, Texas

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In our Heavenly Kingdom and the Loving Arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is to be found Geronimo Vela, age 96, Odessa, TX. passed away on January 3, 2018 at Midland Memorial Hospital. He was born September 30, 1921 in Marfa, TX to Francisco and Julia Vela. As a young man, he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served during WWII. While serving during the war, Geronimo was wounded and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He proudly spoke of the time he served in the Army. Upon completion of his service, Geronimo was a construction laborer in Odessa, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Betty Alvarez. He is survived by his daughters, Viola Chavez of San Angelo TX and Corina Vela of Odessa, TX as well as many friends and family and especially his loving cousins Stella Rangel and Maria Torres both of Odessa, TX. Rosary will be held Monday, January 8, 2018 at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel at 7:00 pm. Mass will be held January 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm. At St. Mary's Catholic Church. Internment will follow at Ector County Cemetery Rosehill Section.

Arrangements provided by Odessa Funeral Home.

Arrangements under the direction of Odessa Funeral Home, Odessa, TX.