Odessa Funeral Home

1700 North Jackson, Odessa, TX


Tanya LaJan Moore

September 21, 1950May 22, 2020

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Tanya was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on September 21, 1950 to Wilma (DeWees) Dusek and Ronald Moore, and passed away on May 22, 2020. Her mother later married J.E. Turner who loved Tanya as his own daughter and she loved him as her own father. Oh, the stories they are telling again in Heaven! She was lucky enough to have Benjamin “Benny” Dusek as her stepfather and they spent hours talking about everything from lawnmower motors to Shitzus. She spent most of her life in Odessa, Texas but moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2008.

She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Fayetteville, AR.

Tanya worked as a truck driver, hot shotter, and caregiver. There was nothing she couldn’t do. But her favorite job was being a Granny!

Tanya’s hobbies included watching black and white TV shows; supporting the Oklahoma casino industry; and spending time with her family and friends. She made a friend everywhere she went and never met a stranger. She is truly “one of a kind”.

She is survived by her mother, Wilma, and stepfather Benny. Tanya is the older sister to Ronnie, Laurie, and Baxter. Tanya is a mother to Shannon Dewayne Berry, Kenny Lee Berry, Tamela Jean Sanders, Jessica Laurette (Berry) Royal, and Brandon Earl Tyler… and countless other “adopted” children! She is the best granny to Safari, Dustin, Tiff, TJ, Addi Grace, Lilly Faith, Jamie, Bradlee, Brennon, and Ben. She is also a great grandma and is Aunt Tanya to many wonderful nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, J.E. Turner; her daughter Tamela Sanders; her son Shannon Berry.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 2-6 PM at Odessa Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, June 1, 2020 at 10 AM at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel followed by burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Kenny Berry, Brandon Tyler, Baxter Turner, TJ Sanders, Max Moore and Sterling Cowan will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Sterling Cowan, Jr. and Ronnie Moore.


  • Sterling Cowan Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ronnie Moore, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kenny Berry, Active
  • Brandon Tyler, Active
  • Baxter Turner, Active
  • TJ Sanders, Active
  • Max Moore, Active
  • Sterling Cowan, Active


  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 1, 2020


Tanya LaJan Moore

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Lennis robertson

May 29, 2020

I remember Tanya as the sweet pretty girl that would come see us at the dairy.
We are wishing the family hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort on the midst of pain.
Lennis and Gene Robertson, and family