Esther Margaret Paschal
May 3, 1934  -  January 30, 2019

Esther Margaret Paschal

Family and Friends Gathering
Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Saturday, February 2, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
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Funeral Service
Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Monday, February 4, 2019
10:00 AM
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Esther Paschal, age 84, of Odessa, TX, passed away at home on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM, Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, February 4, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Father Mark of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Esther was born May 3, 1934 to Bernard Voss and Agnes (Thoenen) Voss in Linn, Missouri. She attended St. George Catholic School and received her GED at Odessa College. Later she received her license in Cosmetology.

On Esther’s 18 birthday, May 3, 1952, she married Melvin Paschal at St. George Church in Linn, Missouri.

She worked various jobs including a sewing factory, school cafeteria, selling fabrics, bookkeeper at Gandy’s Milk, and self-employed Beautician.

She was involved with the Moose Lodge and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

She won several bowling tournaments as well as pool tournaments, but “BINGO” was her passion. She also lived to see the smiles on her great grandchildren’s faces.

Esther is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Paschal, their son, Alan Paschal, three sisters and one brother.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sandra Paschal and Susan Dodgen of Odessa; 3 grandsons, Jason Paschal (Marianne), Gabriel Ruiz (Jennifer), and James Paschal (Katrina); nine great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers.

The family would like to extend our sincere thanks for the help of our cousins and aunts who live in Missouri during this time.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign her guestbook at


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  1. Roger and Agnes Voss
    Linn, MO

    Our prayers and thoughts are with your family . Esther you will be missed deeply . As your brother I will miss that big smiles on your face . your our at peace now and God has a new angle now . Love and will miss you .

  2. Andy Laura
    Burnet, TX

    Great woman

  3. Ssndra Paschal
    Odessa, TX

    Mom. Mother of 3. Thank you for teaching me to believe in God, read and write, cook and clear, love my family, and how to share. I am the oldest of our remaining and always growing family . Will do my best to follow in yout footsteps. Love you.

  4. Janie Huskey
    Centralia, MO

    My sincere sympathy to you during this time of grief. Your mother was a fun loving person who lit up every room she walked in to. She will be missed.

  5. Susie Dodgen
    Odessa, TX

    Mom, I miss you so much and will keep you in my heart forever. You can rest in peace now. Love you, Susie

  6. Elizabeth L. Voss Edwards
    Jefferson City, MO

    Dearest Sister Esther
    I Thank God for you as my sister and friendship through all these years. Yet they have gone by so fast. My heart goes out to Sandra and Susie and all of your family. They will miss your so much, just as I will. Because of distant and age we could not visit any more. We made a book in memories and our Texas Trip with your family. We had so much fun. Will always cherish our friendship and may God take you by the hand and lead you home. Love You

  7. Pam Stonner
    Wardsville, MO

    Sandra and Susie. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Esther was a compassionate and fun loving person. There are so many memories to cherish. Love and Hugs to you.

  8. Stanley Mantle
    Centertown, MO

    Bernadine sends her love and prayers to you and your family, as do I. God Bless!

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