Abel Lara

August 3, 1947January 26, 2019

Abel Lara passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Jan 26 in Odessa, Texas at the age of 71. Abel is survived by his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth Lara, his son: Abel Lara Jr. & his husband, Tim O’Donnell: his son, Ruben Lara & his children, Brandon Lara, Ashlee Lara and Caleb Lara: his daughter, Elizabeth Macias and her husband, Joe Macias and their sons, Alex Macias and Chris Macias. Also his brothers, Ray Lara, Ruben Lara & Secundino “Junior” Lara. His sisters, Virginia Penman, Emma Canady, Susanna Montoya & Lupe Baeza. Abel was born in Pecos, Texas to Secundino Lara and Margarita Lopez. After completing school in Pecos, he enlisted along with his brothers during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in South Korea. After returning from overseas, he used his mechanical skills he had learned in the Army and worked the next 45 years in the Permian Basin oilfields. He worked for Briley Construction, Ruthco, Inc, Leamco-Ruthco, Highland Pump and Glover, Inc. Abel loved his family and took them on many summer camping trips during his early years. Loved telling “tall tales” about his fishing and other adventures. He loved tending to and eating from his beloved fruit trees. He had a passion for welding and mechanics. He loved his muscle fitness during the 80’s and has inspired his children.

Rosary/Viewing/Memorial is Wednesday (Jan 30) at 7:00 PM at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. 601 N. Alleghaney. Odessa. Texas. 79761

Church service is Thursday (Jan 31) at 1:30 to 2:30 at San Miguel Arcangel Catholic Church. 1100 Camp Street. Midland. Texas. 79701

Burial is at 3:00 at Serenity Memorial. 6800 S. State Hwy 349 (Rankin Hwy). Midland. Texas. 79706.

Celebration/Reception is at 4:00 PM . Return back to the church.


  • Elizabeth Lara, Wife
  • Abel Lara Jr. and husband Tim O'Donnell, Son
  • Ruben Lara, Son
  • Elizabeth Macias and husband Joe, Daughter
  • Brandon Lara, Ashlee Lara, Caleb Lara, Alex Macias and Chris Macias, Grandchildren
  • Ray Lara, Brother
  • Ruben Lara, Brother
  • Secundino "Junior" Lara, Brother
  • Virginia Penman, Sister
  • Emma Canady, Sister
  • Susanna Montoya, Sister
  • Lupe Baeza, Sister


  • Rosary Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, January 31, 2019

Abel Lara

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Paige Castillo

January 29, 2019

You all are in our thoughts and prayers - with deepest sympathy.

Danny & Paige Castillo