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Luther Lee Brown – December 13, 2013 — — Luther Lee Brown, 78, went to be with his heavenly Father on Dec. 13, 2013. Services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Jess Little officiating. Burial will be in Claude Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Luther was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Claude to Annie and Cliff Brown. He attended Claude High School and served in the U.S. Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne. Luther co-owned and operated B & B Farms for over 30 years and continued farming and ranching up until his death. Luther was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching any sport but was especially fond of the Texas Rangers baseball team. He was known to put a few dollars on a game or horse race every once in a while especially when in Las Vegas. Luther spent much of last months on earth marking off items on his bucket list. These included going to the Kentucky Derby, seeing the Dallas Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Spring Training Baseball in Arizona and eating Sushi. He enjoyed spending time in Las Vegas, where he once played craps with Charlie Pride at the Desert Inn. Luther enjoyed teaching his grandkids the art of farming and ranching. His legacy will live on through each and every person he touched. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rita Dye Brown; his mother, Annie Brown; and his father, Cliff Brown. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Duke and husband Johnny of Splendora; three sons, Mike Campbell and Chad Brown, both of Claude, and Lee Brown and wife Jennifer of Lewisville; a stepdaughter, Karie York and husband Steve of Lubbock; a stepson, Phillip “Dinker” Wheeler of Canyon; four sisters, Wilma Anglin of Wittman, Ariz., Jean Skelton and Dokey McFarland and husband Donnie, all of Amarillo, and Shirley Hodges of Cypress; 11 grandchildren, Justin White, Sandra Aborn, Rebecca Lee and husband Phil, Micah Campbell and wife Tara, Deidre Frazier and husband Warren, Caitlin Hoon and husband Jacob, Trey Brown, Tara Brown, Lindsey Brown, Jessica Hernandez and husband Emanuel and Kale York; 12 great-grandchildren who he loved dearly; and many nieces and nephews who called him “Bub”. The family suggests memorials be to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX, 79174-0001. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Posted in Amarillo | Condolences » Opal Marie McKechnie – December 14, 2013 — — Opal Marie McKechnie, 81, of Amarillo died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Private family memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Opal was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo., to Blanche and Frank Hunter. At the young age of 18, she moved to Amarillo to marry Kenneth McKechnie. They were married for 62 years at the time of his passing in February 2013. Opal believed firmly in work before pleasure and her responsibilities to others took priority. You could count on her to take care of business and to help you attend to taking care of yours. She prided herself on a beautiful home and garden, and desired to help those she cared about have the same. She was a hard worker and would unselfishly help, never stopping until the task was done. Many untold hours were spent planning, moving, hauling, sorting, scrubbing, sanding, painting, digging, planting, weeding; anything to help make others have a more beautiful, enjoyable space in which to live. She was very creative and could turn any piece of old, used furniture into a work of art. She painted many pieces for family and friends, just for the joy of knowing she had created something beautiful for them. Never one to be idle, she was always busy cooking, crocheting, reading and learning, but her personal favorite was gardening. She taught herself, through trial and error, what and how to plant for the difficult growing conditions in Amarillo. Even in her 81st year, her gardens were spectacular, like an oasis in the desert. We are sure God has put her to tending the gardens in Heaven. Opal was a homebody in nature, but also had a professional career that she loved. She became a registered nurse through the nursing program of Northwest Texas Hospital. She graduated at the top of her class and became head nurse on the labor and delivery floor of NWTH. She later became the office nurse at Drs. Sebel and Hollis Hands. She always said her favorite part of being a nurse was just caring for the patient. She retired from nursing when her daughters were in high school so she could spend more time with them. Opal’s love was constant and true; and she always had her children and grandchildren in her thoughts. She was faithfully there for help and guidance, and although she many not tell you what you wanted to hear, she always had your best interest at heart. We are so blessed to have had such a wonderful and caring mother, grandmother and friend. She will be sorely missed here on Earth. Survivors include her oldest daughter, Karen George and husband Tom, a very special son-in-law; her youngest daughter, Robin Moran; her beloved grandchildren, Hunter George and wife Jeannie, Tanner George, Chloe’ Moran, McKay and Derek Porterfield; her first great-grandchild, Hazel Mae Porterfield; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Isgrigs and her children, Pam Buffington and husband Gary, Mike Isgrigs and wife Rhoda and Dr. Cindy Hutson and husband Pat. Her surviving family of St. Louis includes a sister, June LaBoube, two nephews, David and Jimmy Race; a niece, Rebecca Rode; and a great-niece, Amanda Ralston. Posted in Amarillo | Condolences » Christine Dennis – December 12, 2013 — — Christine Dennis, 53, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in San Jacinto Church of Christ. Christine was born Dec. 26, 1959, in Houston to Melton and Ignacia Hedger. She worked as the floor manager at A & D Bookstore. Christine married Tony Dennis on Feb. 14, 1997, in Amarillo. Survivors include her husband Tony Dennis, of the home; a sister, Cynthia Valdez of Houston; her twin brother, Christopher Hedger of Louisiana; three sons, Bridger, Denny and Earnest Ivey, all of Houston; two daughters, Heather Galloway of Houston and Ashley Dennis of Amarillo; and nine grandchildren. Posted in Amarillo | Condolences » Jackie Gale Keeney – December 11, 2013 — — Jackie Gale Keeney, 65, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 16, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. Howard K. Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Jackie was born Dec. 7, 1948, in Amarillo, to Bob and Janie Maloney. She was a clerk supervisor for the US Postal Service. She was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ray Maloney. Survivors include her mother, Janie Moore of Amarillo; a daughter, Sarah Braunger and husband Bobby of Amarillo; a son, Tony Henderson of Amarillo; her partner of 9 years Freddie Lively, of Childress, two brothers, Dwaine Maloney and wife Rhonda and Jamie Maloney and wife Lawana, all of Amarillo; two sisters, Bobbie Moore and husband Andy of Sapulpa, OK and Frankie Bierman of Amarillo; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kyler and Ariana; and two great-grandchildren, Lilly and Jaden.   Posted in Amarillo | Condolences » Paula Mae Scott – December 12, 2013 — —

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Guadalupe Martinez Flores – October 17, 2013 — — Guadalupe Martinez Flores went to be with her Lord and Savior on Oct. 17, 2013. Prayer service will be at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with the Rev. Armando Tijerina officiating. Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with Father John Valdez as celebrant. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Lupe Flores, as she was known by those she knew and loved, was born on Aug. 20, 1927, in Pearsall, TX, to Adolfo and Natividad Flores. In 1945, she married Carlos Tijerina, Sr. They moved to Hereford, TX in 1950. Together they had six children. She worked in the school system here in Amarillo for 20 years as a custodian. Lupe enjoyed music, dancing, sewing and gardening. She always had a smile and a hug for everyone she loved. She believed in treating everyone as you would like to be treated. She was a blessing to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Adolfo and Natividad Flores; four brothers; two sisters; her husband, Carlos Tijerina, Sr.; and a son, Carlos Tijerina, Jr. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Alvarado and husband, Domingo of Friona, Mary Jane Ortiz and husband Raymond of Amarillo and Olivia Padilla and husband Rosendo of Las Cruces, NM; two sons, Armando Tijerina and wife Janie of Amarillo and Hector Tijerina and wife Rosie of Hereford; 43 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Posted in Amarillo | Condolences » Dorothy McMurtry Bomar – October 17, 2013 — — Dorothy McMurtry Bomar, 86, of Silverton, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Silverton United Methodist Church, in Silverton, with the Rev. Rance Young, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Dorothy was born Dec. 25, 1926, in Tulia, to Roy and Dorn McMurtry. She married Carl Bomar on Feb. 12, 1949, in Silverton. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 2011. Dorothy was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Silverton, United Methodist Women, Century of Progress Study Club and Order of the Eastern Star. She also was preceded in death by two grandsons, Wil T. and Charlie. Survivors include a daughter, Roy Ann Bomar of Austin; a son, Terry C. Bomar of Silverton; a brother, Wayne McMurtry of Amarillo; a sister, Roberta Griffin of Silverton; a granddaughter, Molly; and a great-grandson, Harry. The family suggests memorials be to Silverton United Methodist Church, 700 Commerce St., Silverton, TX 79257; or to a favorite charity. Posted in Silverton | Condolences » William Ernest “Bill” Pletcher, Sr. – October 16, 2013 — — William Ernest “Bill” Pletcher, Jr., 68, of Amarillo, formerly of Perryton, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., today in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, in Ochiltree County Cemetery in Perryton. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Bill was born May 24, 1945, in Lake Forest, IL to William and Mildred Pletcher. He graduated from Perryton High School in 1963. He attended West Texas State and graduated from Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Mo. He served in the Marines. He worked for Diamond Shamrock, Kimberly Clark, Kraft Foods, farmed in Perryton, was a stock broker, and was county treasurer for Ochiltree County. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Janie Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Delia Pletcher of the home; his mother, Mildred Pletcher of Amarillo; his children, Matt Pletcher and wife Leandy of Johnson City, Melissa Davila and husband Danny of Round Rock, and their mother, Jane Hammerbeck of Georgetown; a brother, John Pletcher and wife Terri of Canyon; two stepsons, Terry Hague and wife Cathy of Perryton and Darren Eddy and wife Tina of Amarillo; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Eddy of Florida; several grandchildren including Millie and Emme; a few great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. The family will receive guests from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Monday, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 310 SE 32nd Ave., in Perryton. The family suggests memorials be to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX, 79174. Posted in Amarillo, Perryton | Condolences » Dorothy Louise Wilkinson – October 16, 2013 — —

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Dorothy McMurtry Bomar – October 17, 2013 — — Dorothy McMurtry Bomar, 86, of Silverton, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Silverton United Methodist Church, in Silverton, with the Rev. Rance Young, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Dorothy was born Dec. 25, 1926, in Tulia, to Roy and Dorn McMurtry. She married Carl Bomar on Feb. 12, 1949, in Silverton. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 2011. Dorothy was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Silverton, United Methodist Women, Century of Progress Study Club and Order of the Eastern Star. She also was preceded in death by two grandsons, Wil T. and Charlie. Survivors include a daughter, Roy Ann Bomar of Austin; a son, Terry C. Bomar of Silverton; a brother, Wayne McMurtry of Amarillo; a sister, Roberta Griffin of Silverton; a granddaughter, Molly; and a great-grandson, Harry. The family suggests memorials be to Silverton United Methodist Church, 700 Commerce St., Silverton, TX 79257; or to a favorite charity. Posted in Silverton | Condolences » William Ernest “Bill” Pletcher, Sr. – October 16, 2013 — — William Ernest “Bill” Pletcher, Jr., 68, of Amarillo, formerly of Perryton, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., today in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, in Ochiltree County Cemetery in Perryton. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Bill was born May 24, 1945, in Lake Forest, IL to William and Mildred Pletcher. He graduated from Perryton High School in 1963. He attended West Texas State and graduated from Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Mo. He served in the Marines. He worked for Diamond Shamrock, Kimberly Clark, Kraft Foods, farmed in Perryton, was a stock broker, and was county treasurer for Ochiltree County. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Janie Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Delia Pletcher of the home; his mother, Mildred Pletcher of Amarillo; his children, Matt Pletcher and wife Leandy of Johnson City, Melissa Davila and husband Danny of Round Rock, and their mother, Jane Hammerbeck of Georgetown; a brother, John Pletcher and wife Terri of Canyon; two stepsons, Terry Hague and wife Cathy of Perryton and Darren Eddy and wife Tina of Amarillo; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Eddy of Florida; several grandchildren including Millie and Emme; a few great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. The family will receive guests from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Monday, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 310 SE 32nd Ave., in Perryton. The family suggests memorials be to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX, 79174. Posted in Amarillo, Perryton | Condolences » Dorothy Louise Wilkinson – October 16, 2013 — —

View Full Notice ? Dorothy McMurtry Bomar – October 17, 2013 — — Dorothy McMurtry Bomar, 86, of Silverton, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Services

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Justina Aguilera – September 27, 2013 — — Justina Aguilera, 85, of Amarillo died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Services will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Justina was born Sept. 26, 1928, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Guadalupe and Refugio Ortega. Survivors include her five children, Maria E. Aguilera, Mercedes Aguilera, Manuel Aguilera, Maria E. Canava, all of Amarillo, and Sylvia Hernandez of Carrollton; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Posted in Amarillo | Condolences » Darrell Ricketson – September 28, 2013 — — Darrell Ricketson, 58, of Dumas died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Lubbock. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors at Dumas, 500 N. Maddox. Darrell was born March 12, 1955, in Waycross, Ga., to L.B. and Erma Ricketson. He graduated in 1974 from Pampa High School. He had worked in the grocery business most of his life. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always told great stories. Darrell married Peggy Lowrie on Oct. 28, 1976, in Pampa. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leonard Ricketson and Larry Ricketson; and a sister, Velma Massey. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Ricketson of Dumas; a daughter, Lisa Ricketson of Amarillo; three brothers, Alvin Ricketson of Duncanville, Tommy Ricketson and wife Moon Sook of Buford, Ga., and Jerry Ricketson of Tulsa, Okla.; and a sister, Carolyn Taylor of Blackshear, Ga. The family suggests memorials be to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 6222 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, TX 79109. Posted in Dumas | Condolences » Nancy Edwards Jesko – September 26, 2013 — — Nancy Edwards Jesko, 69, of Amarillo died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. As a Christian, she is now in heaven with God. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Hillside Christian Church, West Campus, with Tommy Politz officiating and Greg Corona leading music. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Nancy Edwards Jesko was born on Nov. 8, 1943, in Amarillo to Calvin and Anna Edwards and was the oldest of four children. She graduated from Hereford High School in 1962 and went on to attend the University of Texas. Nancy married Herman Andrew Jesko on May 29, 1964, in Austin, Texas. Nancy’s true passion was her husband and family; married to Herman for 49 years, she was the mother of four children and grandmother of twelve. Nancy attended Hillside Christian Church and was passionate about serving others. She especially liked to cook for those in need and was known for her exceptional culinary skills. Nancy was a creative individual and enjoyed needlepointing, painting, sewing and photography. Nancy loved working in the garden, especially with her roses. As a Certified Master Gardner, she spent time volunteering at the Veteran’s Memorial Garden and Amarillo Botanical Gardens. Nancy is survived by her husband, Herman; her son, Brent Jesko and wife Michelle, grandsons, Zach and Trevor, and granddaughter, Amber; her daughter, Kim Sturgeon and husband John, grandson, Jackson, and granddaughter, Alix; her son, Doug Jesko, grandsons, Smith, Bishop, and Noble; her son, Scott Jesko and wife Tyra, grandson, Aiden, granddaughters, Kynlee, Kaytlee, and soon to be Baby Jesko. Nancy is also survived by two sisters, Jan Brorman and Karen Smith, and brother, Wayne Edwards, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Anna Edwards. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Carenet Crisis Pregnancy Center of Amarillo, 6709 Woodward St, Amarillo, TX 79106; or Faith City Mission, Faith City Mission, 401 W. Second Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101-1511. Posted in Amarillo | Condolences » Angela Darlene Wallace – September 21, 2013 — — Angela Darlene Wallace, 47, of Amarillo died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Amarillo Bible Church, 1300 SW 15th, with Roland E. Taylor, II officiating. Angela was born April 6, 1966, in Rockford, Ill., to Harold and Alice Christy. She worked at JBS Swift in Cactus. Survivors include her husband, David Wallace; her mother, Alice Cash; two daughters, Sara Coleman and Katie Wallace, both of Amarillo; three sons, David Wallace, Allen Wallace and Daniel Wallace, all of Amarillo; two sisters, Gloria Lopez of Rockford and Cheryl Kelley of Amarillo; three brothers, Jay Christy of New York, Brian Christy and wife Tammy, and Matthew Cash, all of Amarillo; and four grandchildren. Posted in Amarillo | Condolences » Carolyn Jane White – September 21, 2013 — —

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Darrell Ricketson – September 28, 2013 — — Darrell Ricketson, 58, of Dumas died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Lubbock. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors at Dumas, 500 N. Maddox. Darrell was born March 12, 1955, in Waycross, Ga., to L.B. and Erma Ricketson. He graduated in 1974 from Pampa High School. He had worked in the grocery business most of his life. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always told great stories. Darrell married Peggy Lowrie on Oct. 28, 1976, in Pampa. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leonard Ricketson and Larry Ricketson; and a sister, Velma Massey. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Ricketson of Dumas; a daughter, Lisa Ricketson of Amarillo; three brothers, Alvin Ricketson of Duncanville, Tommy Ricketson and wife Moon Sook of Buford, Ga., and Jerry Ricketson of Tulsa, Okla.; and a sister, Carolyn Taylor of Blackshear, Ga. The family suggests memorials be to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 6222 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, TX 79109. Posted in Dumas | Condolences » Nancy Edwards Jesko – September 26, 2013 — — Nancy Edwards Jesko, 69, of Amarillo died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. As a Christian, she is now in heaven with God. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Hillside Christian Church, West Campus, with Tommy Politz officiating and Greg Corona leading music. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Nancy Edwards Jesko was born on Nov. 8, 1943, in Amarillo to Calvin and Anna Edwards and was the oldest of four children. She graduated from Hereford High School in 1962 and went on to attend the University of Texas. Nancy married Herman Andrew Jesko on May 29, 1964, in Austin, Texas. Nancy’s true passion was her husband and family; married to Herman for 49 years, she was the mother of four children and grandmother of twelve. Nancy attended Hillside Christian Church and was passionate about serving others. She especially liked to cook for those in need and was known for her exceptional culinary skills. Nancy was a creative individual and enjoyed needlepointing, painting, sewing and photography. Nancy loved working in the garden, especially with her roses. As a Certified Master Gardner, she spent time volunteering at the Veteran’s Memorial Garden and Amarillo Botanical Gardens. Nancy is survived by her husband, Herman; her son, Brent Jesko and wife Michelle, grandsons, Zach and Trevor, and granddaughter, Amber; her daughter, Kim Sturgeon and husband John, grandson, Jackson, and granddaughter, Alix; her son, Doug Jesko, grandsons, Smith, Bishop, and Noble; her son, Scott Jesko and wife Tyra, grandson, Aiden, granddaughters, Kynlee, Kaytlee, and soon to be Baby Jesko. Nancy is also survived by two sisters, Jan Brorman and Karen Smith, and brother, Wayne Edwards, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Anna Edwards. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Carenet Crisis Pregnancy Center of Amarillo, 6709 Woodward St, Amarillo, TX 79106; or Faith City Mission, Faith City Mission, 401 W. Second Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101-1511. Posted in Amarillo | Condolences » Angela Darlene Wallace – September 21, 2013 — — Angela Darlene Wallace, 47, of Amarillo died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Amarillo Bible Church, 1300 SW 15th, with Roland E. Taylor, II officiating. Angela was born April 6, 1966, in Rockford, Ill., to Harold and Alice Christy. She worked at JBS Swift in Cactus. Survivors include her husband, David Wallace; her mother, Alice Cash; two daughters, Sara Coleman and Katie Wallace, both of Amarillo; three sons, David Wallace, Allen Wallace and Daniel Wallace, all of Amarillo; two sisters, Gloria Lopez of Rockford and Cheryl Kelley of Amarillo; three brothers, Jay Christy of New York, Brian Christy and wife Tammy, and Matthew Cash, all of Amarillo; and four grandchildren. Posted in Amarillo | Condolences » Carolyn Jane White – September 21, 2013 — —

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Janice Frigo – September 23, 2013 — — Janice Frigo, 58, of Amarillo, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in St. Mary’s Cathedral with Msgr. Harold Waldow officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Janice was born Feb. 18, 1955, in Amarillo, to Donald and Lucile Davis. She graduated from Caprock High School and earned a bachelors and masters degree from West Texas A&M. She married Dean Frigo on June 6, 1975 at St. Hyacinth’s in Amarillo. Janice was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral. Janice was a nurse practitioner and more than anything she enjoyed labor and delivery. She felt like every day she worked there was a miracle. She was well loved and appreciated by all of her patients. Janice was an avid animal lover and opened her heart at every opportunity. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Janice was Dean’s best friend and soul mate and will be missed by all. Survivors include her husband, Dean Frigo, of Amarillo; three daughters, Caroline Frigo of Canyon and Shannon Schneider and husband John and Erin Frigo, all of Amarillo; a granddaughter, Madeline Faulkner; her father, Don Davis of Amarillo; a sister, Gail Henson of Amarillo. The family suggests memorials be made to Amarillo Humane Society, 3501 S. Osage St., Amarillo, TX 79109; or to Amarillo SPCA, 11901 S. Coulter St., Amarillo, TX 79119. Posted in Amarillo | Condolences » Starlin “L.R.” Mitchell – September 20, 2013 — —

View Full Notice ? Janice Frigo – September 23, 2013 — — Janice Frigo, 58, of Amarillo, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Rosary will be

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Raleigh “R.B.” Williams, Jr. – July 28, 2013 — — Raleigh “R.B.” Williams, Jr., 66, of Amarillo, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Augusta, Maine. Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2013, in Polk Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Kevin Deckard, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Military rites are by Altus Air Force Base. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Raleigh was born Nov. 23, 1946, in Waterville, Maine, to Albertha and Raleigh Bradford Williams, Sr. He honorably served in the Air Force from 1966-1969, which included a tour in the Vietnam War. Raleigh married the love of his life, Verlene Randall, on Oct. 2, 1975. He and Verlene had many beautiful adventures together, truly partners in life, raising a family and enjoying every day together, including his quality time with his special needs son, Jimmy, who adored his daddy. They had fun days at the lake, quiet family retreats to the mountains, and many memorable vacations to see his family in Maine. Raleigh was always fixing things around the house and “piddlin” around his workshop. Everyone knows Raleigh LOVED to decorate their home for Christmas. He took pride in every bulb on every tree and the numerous yard decorations. Raleigh spent 44 years at Pioneer Natural Resources Fain Plant. Raleigh, “R.B.” to those at work, had a passion for his fellow workers and his profession. “R.B.” began his career reading meters and ending it as senior plant superintendent. While it is rare in this day and age for a person to stay at any job for 44 years, “R.B.” would have readily worked another 44. Raleigh was an amazing family man, world’s best husband, father, and papa. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye. There wasn’t anything Papa couldn’t do. He was a true super hero to his family, an angel here on Earth, and now a precious angel in Heaven. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Sharon Crowell. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Verlene Williams, of Amarillo; a son, Jimmy Sanders, of Amarillo; three daughters, Denise Rector, Cindy Cruz and husband Johnny, and Laurie Stockard and husband Dusty, all of Amarillo; three sisters, Cindy Leavitt and husband Glenn and Carol Williams, all of Waterville, Maine and Susan Works and husband, Skip of Fairfield, Maine; six granddaughters, Sarah Handing and husband Martin of Canyon, Morgan Rector, Katie Cruz, Lexi Cruz, Carly Stockard and Chloe Stockard, all of Amarillo; two grandsons, Jonathan Cruz and Brennan Stockard, both of Amarillo; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 50610, Amarillo, TX 79159; or to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125. Posted in Amarillo | Condolences » Sammie Genevra Morris Karr – July 30, 2013 — —

View Full Notice ? Raleigh “R.B.” Williams, Jr. – July 28, 2013 — — Raleigh “R.B.” Williams, Jr., 66, of Amarillo, died Sunday, July 28,

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Edna Mildred Williamson Wilson – August 10, 2012 — — Edna Wilson was born February 5, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri to Dr. Oscar and Mildred Williamson. She attended Oberlin College and graduated from Washington University School of Nursing in St. Louis. While in nursing school, she dated Lutheran seminary students and was pinned to a medical student when at a dance, she met dental student, Olen C. Wilson. They married in 1956, and after completing his overseas Army service, settled in Amarillo to establish his dental practice. Edna then became a Norwegian Texan and proud of both heritages. Throughout her life, Edna actively supported her husband’s career and their six children’s education and activities while serving her community in numerous ways. Her children’s choices kept her busy participating and leading groups such as PTA, Boy and Girl Scouts, music, art, dance and sports events. This also meant she spent lots of time driving around town in a series of station wagons (while relinquishing her favorite Volkswagen beetle to her husband) touring the Panhandle to watch never-ending rounds of softball, tennis, volleyball, and football games and tournaments. She also gathered the family together to attend countless student orchestra concerts, singing performances, special dance ceremonials, piano recitals, and theatre productions-– as she herself was an avid swimmer and lifeguard, field hockey captain, dancer, musician and thespian in high school. Edna’s support of her husband is evidenced by her longtime participation in the Panhandle District Dental Auxiliary. She served the group in many capacities including its presidency and co-chairing the state convention. Edna worked side-by-side with Olen in his work for Rotary International and on the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Home for Children. She received the Paul Harris Fellow award for her service and dedication. Edna gave her time to First Presbyterian Church generously where the family worshiped for over 50 years. She taught Sunday School, volunteered in the nursery, coordinated Vacation Bible School, chaired Christmas Home, served on numerous committees locally and at Presbytery level, was a Stephen Minister, participated in Presbyterian Women including Moderator, was an ordained Elder, and was always willing to be “Nurse Edna” for church youth, music, and mission trips. She and Olen made lifelong friendships through FPC, many beginning in the Triple T Sunday School class and extending to national and international presbytery meetings. Edna loved music, and played the piano. She and Olen attended the Santa Fe Opera for many years, and they held season tickets for the Amarillo Symphony from the time they moved to town. Edna further supported the Amarillo Symphony by volunteering with the Symphony Guild in many areas including being the French Horn for elementary school presentations and serving as its president during the country’s bi-centennial. She gladly represented Amarillo at state and national symphony meetings and worked to improve the availability of music in our community. Edna similarly had an appreciation for things of beauty and history, which spurred her work with Harrington House where she was an original mentor and enjoyed giving tours and serving on the Board of Directors. Mrs. Harrington asked her to oversee the clothing and accessory displays, inventory, and organization, which she did for many years. P.E.O. was another organization Edna supported. Its philanthropic and educational focus appealed to her. She served in many capacities including President. With her interests in education and improving the Amarillo community, she worked with other influential women such as Kathrine Wilson and Wookie Johnson to establish the Don Harrington Discovery Center. Edna served on the Discovery Center’s Board of Directors and continued to refine and strengthen its mission and work. Likewise, she was an early volunteer with Opportunity School, working with teachers in the classroom and assisting with health screenings for children. While Edna’s own children were in school, she returned to college and received a cardiac specialization to enhance her nursing degree. Due to her nursing education, she was also a member of the group that established the now flourishing nursing program at Amarillo College. Travel always appealed to Edna because educational and cultural opportunities interested her. She and Olen were fortunate to travel to many domestic and international places over the years beginning in their first year of marriage. Family vacations were learning experiences as well as fun. Edna was a coordinator for international exchange students, and the Wilson family hosted exchange students during summer breaks and school years. She made time for play. Edna loved to dance, and she would take to the floor for ballroom, Norwegian, square, tap or country dancing or to the stage to perform in the Symphony Follies or FPC talent shows. She and Olen won dance contests and were members of local dance clubs. At social events, Olen was never her only dance partner, and she moved with grace and joy. As a self-taught cook and baker, she enjoyed reading recipes and cookbooks and made entertaining at home a common activity. She was a hostess for many meals, parties, and social events, and many who were sick, homebound or celebrating an occasion would find Edna stopping by to visit and bringing something good to eat. She learned to make jellies, pickles and canned vegetables and fruits, all of which tasted better than any store-bought offering. Among her many honors, Beta Sigma Phi recognized Edna as Woman of the Year and the Women’s Forum as a Woman of Distinction, but she was always more interested in other people and their stories, strangers and friends alike. She used her time and talents to improve her community, church, and family, and her kindness and goodness were given freely. Amarillo is a far richer community today because of her compassion, interests and devotion. Her parents, Oscar and Mildred Williamson, two sisters Betty Ann Williamson and Connie Frohnapfel and brother Oscar “Edward” Williamson predeceased her. Edna is survived by her husband of 56 years, Olen and her immediate family of Lynn (Amarillo); Mark (Iowa City, IA), wife Mary Beth, Vince, Elena; Anne (Arlington, VA), Megan, Melissa, Brad, Drew; Erik (Amarillo); Lisa (Arlington, TX); Sara (Richmond, VA), husband Steven, Avery, and Ainsley. Other survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Martin Gabbert, and sister-in-law Myrna Williamson, all of St. Louis; brother-in-law Jim Frohnapfel of Jupiter, FL; many nieces and nephews; and two grand-dogs, Millie and Becca. Special thanks to the Village at Ware Living Center and to Hospice of the Southwest for all their loving care and tremendous support. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages others to remember Edna through memorials to the Edna & Olen Scholarship Fund at Opportunity Plan, Inc, PO Box 1035, Canyon, TX 79015-1035. This fund will award college scholarships for students graduating from the Presbyterian Home for Children. A celebration of her life will be 3pm, Saturday, August 25th at First Presbyterian Church, Amarillo. Family will be present at the church for visitation at 2:30pm and takes comfort in knowing that Edna is now free to dance at will. Posted in General | Condolences » Mary Sue Osborn Coleman – August 15, 2012 — —

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Carla Arlene Gores Black, 81, of Panhandle, went to heaven on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Panhandle with Pastor Josh Light officiating. Burial will be immediately following at the White Deer Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Panhandle, 208 Main. Mrs. Black was born on January 1, 1931, at the Gores’ home place in White Deer. She grew up on a ranch, and was the youngest of ten children. She developed a lifetime love for music while growing up in a home where her parents and siblings played fiddles, guitars, and pianos. She learned to play the piano by ear, and would often play songs she had just listened to on the radio. She married the love of her life, Wayne Black, on May 1, 1951, and they were married 43 years before he preceded her in death. They raised their family in Skellytown, Eldorado and Panhandle, Texas. Carla loved God and His Word, adored her sons, and was a gentle, compassionate grandmother. She trusted God with all facets of her life, and taught her family to do the same. Survivors include three sons, Randy Black and wife Paula of Panhandle, Chris Black and wife Barbara of Corpus Christi, and Gary Black and wife Debra of Wylie; a sister, Louise West of Pampa; a brother, Pete Gores and wife Senora of Pampa; 11 grandchildren, Chad Black and wife Bobbi of Amarillo, Kelly Black and wife Amber of Canyon, Brea Olson and husband Courtney of Panhandle, Kendra Cucovatz and husband David of Beverly, Massachusetts, Krissy Clark and husband Tanner of Amarillo, Summer Black of Wylie, Tiffany McLaughlin and husband Aaron of Plano, Matt Black of Lovington, NM, Amanda Jones of Worcester, England, Alyssa Black of Austin, and Daniel Black of Corpus Chirsti; and 12 great-grandchildren (with three more on the way.) The family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Church of Panhandle, 701 Main Street Panhandle, TX 79068; National Parkinson Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018; or to American Cancer Society, 3915 S. Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109. Viewing will be held from Noon to 8:00 p.m. with a family visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m, on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Boxwell Brothers in Panhandle. Posted in Panhandle | Condolences » James “Jim” Dale Thomas – June 23, 2012 — —

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