Alice Louise Odle

December 14, 1923February 6, 2013

Alice completed her journey on earth February 6, 2013 at age 89 after a brief illness. She was grateful for the beautiful life God had granted her, and she was ready to join her husband Jack and loved ones in that home beyond the skies. A visitation will be held in Ellis Funeral Home on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 4:00-6:00 pm. The family will hold a private graveside ceremony at 10:00 am on Monday, February 11, 2013. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband who passed away September 24, 2000 after 51 and ½ years of marriage.

Alice was born December 14, 1923, in Beeville, TX, to Thomas Hosea Kingrea and wife Mary Francis Issacks Kingrea. She was next to the youngest of eight children. After graduating from high school in Beeville, she entered Southwest Texas State Teachers College (in San Marcos) in 1942 and graduated in 1945. While there she did secretarial work for the Deans of Men and Women, was a twirler with the Bobcat Marching Band and sang in the school quartet, but her heart was in the skies. So on graduation night she departed for New York City to attend the American Airlines Stewardess School. She flew out of Chicago and Fort Worth until her marriage in 1949. They lived in both Fort Worth and Big Spring before moving to Midland in 1952. Alice was a charter member of Golf Course Road Church of Christ and was involved in the Deaf Ministry there. She taught several years in the MISD and sang with the Midland Desert Winds Chapter of Sweet Adelines.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Jack, and six of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son Dick and his wife Scottie of Houston and their two sons: Randall and his wife Andrea Odle of Chattanooga, TN and Curtis and his wife Monica Odle of Waco, TX; her daughter Donna and her husband Randy Smith of Pearland, TX and their son Nicholas; and her youngest brother Thomas and his wife Nancy Kingrea of West Columbia, TX. She is also survived by 6 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield, Midland TX 79705 or the Deaf Ministry of GCR Church of Christ, 3500 W. Golf Course Road, Midland, TX 79705, or the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2013
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 11, 2013

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February 13, 2013

My condolences to Mrs. Odle, my message is to the family, especially to Donna, which I had the pleasure of knowing in high school. It would be very nice to hear from her, if possible. Bobby Welborn,, Thank You.

Jenny Nickerson

February 11, 2013

Alice you were a dear friend to me . We sat together on the deaf Ministry side . There wasnt a Sunday that you didnt have a kind word to say or a warm hug to give. It was vary evident that you so loved the Lord. I love and will miss you ! My prayers and thoughts are with the family , Love always Jenny Nickerson

D Cano

February 11, 2013

Mrs. Odle was one of the sweetest ladies I had the privilege to know.

Ronnie and Marsha White

February 10, 2013

Dear Odle Family,
Ronnie and I were blessed to be proudly introduced to you each time you came to GCR with Alice! She (AND Jack) were always so encouraging to Ronnie in his ministry there and so welcoming to all who came to visit. Hugs abounded and her servant heart was evident. I loved getting to visit her before she moved and we are thankful the Lord brought us together. Surely, her presence will be so missed by each of you and your families...yet, there's no doubt to us where she is now and how faithful God is! May He richly bless each of you with His Comforter and as you hold in your hearts sweet memories of Alice and her example!

DeeDee Walton

February 10, 2013

Alice was, without a doubt, one of the finest women I have ever known. Always a kind word of encouragemnent, a hug or someone to vist with. In the thirty years I have known her, she never had a bad word to say about anyone. God Bless her and Jack. They will be missed. Donna, Randy, Dick and prayers are with you and your families.