JOE CAMACHO, 55, died on Aug. 12, 1996 in El
Paso, TX. Joe was born Nov. 15, 1940 in Eastland
County, TX to Salvador & Angela Jimenez Camacho. He
attended Hodges Oak school & junior high in Ranger,
TX in the Class of 1960. His family moved to Andrews,
TX in the late 50s where Joe graduated. Joe served
in the U.S. Navy and married. They had two sons
and a daughter. The family later moved to California.
His brother was Tommy Camacho, Sr.
BROTHER: TOMMY "COACH" CAMACHO, SR., 70, passed
away on October 12, 2013, in Odessa surrounded by
his loving family, after a year long battle with
cancer. He was 70 years old.
Tommy was born on Sept. 8, 1943 in Ranger, TX to
Salvador Camacho & Angela Jimenez Camacho. He
may have attended school in Ranger but graduated
from Andrews High School, where he excelled in
football & baseball. As a result of his love of
sports, Tommy decided to get his Physical Education
degree from Sul Ross University. He started his
career at Ector High School, coaching swimming and
then went to El Paso where he taught 5th and 6th
grade classes. Tommy returned to Odessa and taught
physical education at Zavala Elementary. Tommy then
started a new career, working in the oilfield. He
worked for Gulf & Chevron for about 16 years, before
returning to teach physical education at Dowling
Elementary and retiring at Cavazos Elementary. He
continued to substitute at Cavazos Elementary up
until last year, when his health began to fail. When
he wasn’t substituting he was playing golf with his
buddies or heading to the casinos in Hobbs, Laughlin
or Las Vegas.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents and brother
Joe Camacho (RHS-1960).
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Tommy Camacho,
Jr. and grandson Jermiah Camacho; daughter, Cecilia
Ochoa and husband Ruben and granddaughter, his “Little
Darling”, Amree Ochoa; ex-wife and friend Anna Talavera
and a daughter from a previous marriage, Trina Camacho-
London. Also, left to cherish his memory are his brothers,
Ricky Camacho and wife Rhonda and Freddy Camacho and wife
Tashya and niece Rayny Hagen and nephew Raymond Camacho,
Jr., and stepfather Raymond Camacho, Sr.