Guadalupe "Lupe" Mijares

December 12, 1930April 11, 2014
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Guadalupe (Lupe) Mijares 83, of Odessa passed away on April 11, 2014, at Bender Terrace Nursing Home in Lubbock, Texas. He was born December 12, 1930, near Rotan in Fisher County, Texa,s to Francisco and Soledad (Garza) Mijares. He married Dolores Medrano on June 30, 1956, in Rotan, Texas. He worked 30 years as a mail carrier in Odessa. He grew up farming and farmed all his life in his spare time on his farms in Fisher County. He loved baseball and coached many young men in Odessa in the Southside Little League with the Athletics Supply team. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Elks Club. He served in the Korean War. His job was to repair communication wires when the North Koreans destroyed them with enemy fire.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Calixto; his wife Dolores (2008), his son Frank (2013), and his son Dan (1990). He is survived by daughter Dora Turner (Billy) of Abernathy, daughter Estella Alvarado (David) of the The Woodlands, and daughter-in-law Angie Mijares of Odessa; grandchildren Holly Duban (Sascha) of Round Rock, Brian Turner of Ada, Oklahoma; Daniel Alvarado and Kelli Alvarado of The Woodlands; Rashell Mijares of The Woodlands; Frank Mijares Jr, Angelica Mijares, and Esteban Mijares of Odessa; great granddaughter Charlotte Duban of Round Rock; his sister Nena Cantu of Rotan and his brother Emilio Mijares of Big Spring. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Texas Veteran’s Home in Big Spring and Bender Terrace Nursing Home in Lubbock.

A rosary will be recited at 6 pm April 13, 2014, at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel.

Mass will be celebrated at 10am Monday, April 14, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Odessa. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Memorials can be made to the Catholic Charities or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Services entrusted to Odessa Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 13, 2014
  • Rosary Sunday, April 13, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 14, 2014

Guadalupe "Lupe" Mijares

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Fernando Aguirre

June 8, 2015

My condolences to the Mijares family. I only recently found out that Coach Lupe had passed away. I was lucky to be on the baseball team for 3 years. Coach knew me as Fernie and my formal name is Fernando. He was very kind and patient. He knew how to encourage every boy on the team without being harsh or mean. It meant a lot for my self esteem and added to my work ethic. God bless Lupe and your family. I also will keep Danny and Frank in my prayers.

Oscar Lascano

April 25, 2014

My condolences go out to Lupe's family. I was fortunate as a child to have a coach that I respected teach me baseball. I would like to know if it's possibly to get a copy of a team photo. My email address is

Melodie voigt

April 23, 2014

The pictures are precious. It is Joel and My prayers that you have many wonderful memories that will not fade in your mind and heart. Peace to you and yours. In Christ Jesus Our LORD and Savior, Joel and Melodie Voigt

Nellie Torres

April 14, 2014

Our prayers are with the Mijares family. Mr. Mijares was a quiet & kind person but very proud of his children, especially his grandchildren. May God Bless all of you. Larry & Nellie Torres

Debbie Langham

April 14, 2014

My prayers are with all of the Mijares Family at this time of sorry. May God Bless you all.

Ida and Pete Garcia

April 13, 2014

We are sorry to hear Lupe has died. I remember when he came to California to visit. He was so kind and there was always a smile on his face. My Grandfather Martin was brother to your grandfather Francisco. My Mom is Eva Rodriguez. Our love and support will always be with you.

Rosie Rojas

April 13, 2014

My thoughts and prayers for your family. Love, Rosie