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Odessa Funeral Home

1700 North Jackson, Odessa, TX

OBITUARY

Gloria Franco Madrid

June 9, 1948April 27, 2020

Gloria Franco Madrid began her next journey to the Gates of Heaven on the evening of Monday, April 27, 2020 at the age of 71.

She was born on June 9, 1948 in Fort Stockton to the late Sophia (Prado) and G.S. “Willie” Franco. As a child, she attended school in Odessa. Gloria graduated from Odessa High School in 1966 and later graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and retired from Fort Stockton Independent School District as a school teacher. Gloria was a Catholic.

Gloria is survived by her sister, Billie Franco-Spurgin and husband Stephen W. Spurgin; nephew, Tyler Spurgin and wife Lena; niece, Stephanie Dianne Spurgin; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, G.S. “Willie” and Sophia (Prado) Franco.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 10 AM – 1 PM at Odessa Funeral Home with the Rosary being recited at 11 AM. Funeral services will begin at 1 PM and will be officiated by Deacon Danny Holguin. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

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Ruby & Ramon Abarca

May 11, 2020

Gloria was the Godmother to our youngest son. We were deeply saddened to learn of her passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to family. May the Lord’s loving touch grant you some peace during this difficult time.

Jo Ann Thomas

May 4, 2020

Gloria, I know you are now at rest in God's arms. Be at peace. Many fond memories that I will carry with me always.

Angela Luna (Saenz)

May 4, 2020

I will always cherish the memories Gloria left behind. Not only as my cousin but also as my Madrina for my communion she was such a beautiful person inside and out. Now she can share that special part of her with the angels. May she rest in eternal peace with her parents and loved ones we lost along the way. Until we meet again...love u prima.

Mona Mojica

May 3, 2020

What an honor to have met Gloria in 1973 and continued our friendship till 2020! I celebrate in your homecoming! You were beautiful inside and out. I learned so much from you and will treasure those memories. You loved God so much and it was evident in your life. So for now it’s a good night, my awesome friend!!

Mary Jane Flores

May 3, 2020

We met Gloria in 1973 when we first moved to Lubbock,Texas. She opened up her home to my husband and I until we found a place to live in Lubbock. I had just been hired to teach in LISD. May she Rest In Peace!

Gilda & Ralph Jimenez

May 3, 2020

Billie and family, our deepest condolences to all of you. You will be in our prayers. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may Perpetual Light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Celia Villalba Velasquez

May 1, 2020

Gloria was the sweetest, kindest & a beautiful lady! She always was sincere & concerned regarding others health, family life & comforting of others Always a delight to see & talk to, she always had the ability to cheer you up & show compassion May she Rest In Peace! Love & prayers of comfort to everyone who loved her!

Ramon Armendariz

April 30, 2020

My cousin Gloria, she was not only beautiful on the outside, but even on the inside. When i was in college, in Canyon, Tx..i would visit with her in Lubbock. We would go to dinner, and it was like all the time people would come up to her and say hi...complimenting her always of her beauty and fashion....but then Gloria would always manage to turn the attention on to others, making them feel good about themselves with her overwhelming charm and sincerity...she always put others first...her warm smile...loving eyes and personality made her so very special to me...and to those around her. Ive been half way around the world twice...and have never met anyone like Gloria, she truly was an angel here on earth...now...she is back home in heaven...

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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