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Johnson's Funeral Home

435 West Beauregard, San Angelo, TX

OBITUARY

Oscar Ornelas

December 16, 1963May 19, 2020
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Oscar Ornelas, 57, of San Angelo, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at UMC Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. He was born on December 16, 1963 in San Angelo, Texas to Cristina Govea Ornelas and Joe M. Ornelas, Jr. Oscar attended Lakeview High School where he made lifetime friends. Oscar never knew a stranger in life. With a big heart and an even bigger personality, Oscar will forever be remembered as the one that enjoyed life to the fullest. He was preceded in death by a brother John Anthony Ornelas. Paternal Grandparents Joe and Erlinda Ornelas. Maternal Grandparents Felicidad and Ruperto Govea. Oscar is survived by his children, Lacy McAnally and husband Neil of Florida, Andrew Munoz and wife Valerie, Ashley Campbell and husband Joe and Jacob Garcia of San Angelo. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Easton McAnally, Alyssa Pruitt, Kylee Martinez, and Kamdon Padilla. His mother Cristina Govea Ornelas and father Joe M. Ornelas Jr. of San Angelo, sister Debra (Debbie) Guerrero and husband Oscar of San Angelo, brother Ralph Ornelas and wife Wynn of Allen, Tx. Special nieces and nephews, Megan Guerrero partner Fernando Galvan, Sarah Lopez partner Kyle Herrera, Katie Peraudeau husband Mattieu of Amboise France, Christopher M. Ornelas of Dallas and seven great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Oscar Guerrero, Eddie Govea, Aldo Flores, Edward Bara, Fernando Galvan, and Jacob Garcia. The family would also like to express special thanks to Tomas Martinez and to his nieces Megan, Sarah, and Avery known to them as “Mikey” whom he always loved. Rosary will be held on May 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Johnson’s Funeral Home, 435 W Beauregard Ave, San Angelo, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on May 25, 2020 at 10:00 am at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 7 W Ave N, San Angelo, Texas.

  • FAMILY

  • John Anthony Ornelas, Brother (deceased)
  • Joe Ornelas, Paternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • Erlinda Ornelas, Paternal Grandmother (deceased)
  • Felicidad Govea, Maternal Grandmother (deceased)
  • Ruperto Govea, Maternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • Lacy McAnally (Neil), Daughter
  • Andrew Munoz (Valerie), Son
  • Ashley Campbell (Joe), Daughter
  • Jacob Garcia, Son
  • Easton McAnally, Grandchild
  • Alyssa Pruitt, Grandchild
  • Kylee Martinez, Grandchild
  • Kamdon Padilla, Grandchild
  • Cristina Govea Ornelas, Mother
  • Joe M. Ornelas, Jr., Father
  • Debra "Debbie" Guerrero (Oscar), Sister
  • Ralph Ornelas (Wynn), Brother
  • Oscar is also survived by special nieces and nephews, Megan Guerrero partner Fernando Galvan, Sarah Lopez partner Kyle Herrera, Katie Peraudeau husband Mattieu of Amboise France, Christopher M. Ornelas of Dallas and seven great nieces and nephews.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Oscar Guerrero
  • Eddie Govea
  • Aldo Flores
  • Edward Bara
  • Fernando Galvan
  • Jacob Garcia

Services

  • Rosary

    Sunday, May 24, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, May 25, 2020

Memories

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Sylvia Montano - Ney

May 26, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss Cris, Debbie, Ralph and all of his beloved nieces, children and grandchildren. I will always remember Oscar with that big smile on his face. I always remember him and Ralph as those two sweet little boys sitting on the steps at mom and dad's house. Keep those memories close to your heart - love you - Aunt Sylvia

Randy Woods

May 25, 2020

Oscar was one of the most selfless and authentic people I've ever met and was there for me at a time in my life when I needed it most. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Tracy Martinez Guevara

May 25, 2020

Our condolences, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Tracy and Ernie Guevara

Daniel Copelin

May 25, 2020

My Oscar he was not only my friend but also my Co pilot we went all across the United States an not once to my memory was he a stranger to people in LA to people in New York City he was well perceived believe it or not we had some of our best times in NY. So if that doesn't say enough about the man that he was I don't no what does. I'm sure going to miss fishing and having a 🍻 with you Oscar. Love you 👋.

Monica Duran

May 22, 2020

Oscar , truly a kind man and may you REST IN PEACE.
Condolences, Familia Ramirez. Mission St. ♡

Linda Elizondo

May 22, 2020

Christina and family, my sincere condolences on your loss. Oscar had a kind heart and loved his family. May God keep you safe and heal your heart. We regret that we will not be able to attend service- our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Sincerely,
Bobby & Linda Elizondo
Stephanie Elizondo
Matthew Elizondo

Debra Bermea Stewart

May 21, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Ornelas family. May God comfort you all during this time of sorrow.

Maria Mortera

May 21, 2020

My most sincere and hearfelt condolences to the entire family ,. Especially for Mrs.Ornelas (mom) I'm so sorry for your loss, I know your son meant the world to you . I have no words to express how sorry I am. God Bless You and your family. May God send his angels to surround and stay and be with and comfort y'all .Oscar was a great man , I'm sorry his time on Earth was short lived but when God needs his angels well, he sends for them.May you R.I.P. . Big O

Glendora Cortez

May 21, 2020

My condolences to the ornelas family may yall find peace comfort and strength God bless the family

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Biography

      To Oscar Ornelas, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, he was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around him, he seemed to be eternally happy, and he willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life he touched. For Oscar, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, he could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Oscar really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

      Oscar was born on December 16, 1963 at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo, Texas. His parents were Joe Ornelas, Jr. and Cristina Ornelas. Oscar was raised in San Angelo, Texas. Even as a child, Oscar had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around him. He was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. He couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. He was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, he succeeded in entertaining his entire family.

      Always a good playmate, Oscar was easygoing and fun loving. He managed to lighten the mood wherever he was, even during family squabbles. He seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Oscar managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Oscar was raised with two siblings. He had one brother, Ralph and one sister, Debbie.

      All of Oscar's playful good humor carried over into his childhood. He was possessed with an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and a mellowed enthusiasm for life that allowed him to be constantly on the go. As a result, Oscar experienced a rather active childhood, and this suited him very well. He took part in basketball and football. He was a boy scout. In his spare time he liked playing washers and doing yard work. Oscar's memorable achievements included winning his baseball championship.

      Ask anyone who knew him from school and they would tell you that Oscar was a class “cut-up.” He didn’t do it to be unkind or to garner all the attention. Rather, Oscar simply enjoyed others’ laughter and the sounds of his friends and acquaintances having a good time. It could be said that for Oscar, grades may not have been the most important thing to him, but he really did enjoy his school experience. Since experience was Oscar's best teacher. He enjoyed hands-on learning and applying the “practical” approach to knowledge, rather than getting caught up in “theory. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was shop/ mechanical. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Mr. Johnson.

      Oscar never actually encountered a stranger in his dealings with people. He was drawn to individuals and crowds, using his gregarious, adaptable and outgoing personality to captivate his audience. This quality allowed Oscar to continually develop new relationships, ever widening his circle of friends. Oscar delighted in his role among all his acquaintances, because he viewed them all as potential spectators for his performance. Whether it was a story, a joke, a song or just plain fooling around, Oscar was always right at home putting on a show among his friends. Oscar utilized his interest in others as a great way to connect with them. While growing up, some of his best friends were Jerry Castorena, Jerry Campbell, Tim Watson and Eloy Villarreal. Later in life, he became friends with Everyone. Oscar loved sharing life and having his home filled with people he knew.

      Perhaps the reason Oscar related so well to children was the fact that he never really completely grew up himself. The ability to be just a “kid at heart” helped him in raising his own children. Oscar was blessed with four children, two sons, Jacob and Andrew, and two daughters, Lacie and Ashley. They were also blessed with four grandchildren, Alyssa, Easton, Kylee and Kamdon. Oscar had the ability to focus his attention on the present moment. If he was spending time with the kids, that’s where all of his attention was directed. Oscar's compassionate side prevented him from being a strict disciplinarian, and he could turn just about any situation into a playful, learning experience. He could spend hours entertaining them with fun and creative play. In fact, Oscar had a knack for turning some of those nasty old chores into games.

      At work, as in life, Oscar was a real “people person.” He had a very successful way of dealing effectively with others, and his enthusiasm and energy was often contagious. Oscar liked to see himself as something of a virtuoso. When dealing with various projects and problems, Oscar was an adaptable realist, using his common sense and trusting his experiences and impulses to uncover the correct answer. Oscar's talent for being a down to earth thinker, allowed many around him to see Oscar as an excellent problem solver. His primary occupation was a mover. He was employed for 15 years.

      Oscar felt excited and challenged by sports. Even if he wasn’t the best, Oscar loved to participate and thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the pleasure of being around other people. Oscar relished the opportunities where he could make an impact, and he would often push himself to play above his abilities. A quick thinker who understood the basics, Oscar never seemed to get caught off guard, even when confronted with unexpected conflict. Oscar was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football and baseball.

      Vested with a deep concern for spiritual development, Oscar recognized that his faith was important to him throughout his life. He was a member of the Catholic Church all his life.

      Oscar was a lover of animals and cherished his pets, enjoying them almost as much as he enjoyed being around other people. One of Oscar's favorites was dogs.

      Oscar passed away on May 19, 2020 at University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX. Oscar fought a brave battle against lung cancer. He is survived by his parents Joe Ornelas and Cristina Ornelas; sister Debbie Guerrero; brother Ralph Ornelas; daughters Lacie McCanally and Ashley Campbell; sons Andrew Munoz and Jacob Garcia; four grandchildren; and three favorite nieces Megan Guerrero, Sarah Lopez and Avery Guerrero. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Oscar was laid to rest in San Angelo, Texas.

      Oscar brought joy to all of those around him. He never had a mean bone in his body. He loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. He loved to share his energy, wit, and his zest for all of his activities with his friends and family. Oscar Ornelas lived life to its fullest and made everyone around him happier just for knowing him. He will be remembered with a smile.

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