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Virgil Goldwater

0a3832bf-00fa-490b-8d56-b7a9cd51a3f6Virgil was born June 16, 1935, in Dimmitt to Sam and Eva Goldwater. His family moved to Amarillo in 1941. He attended Nixon, McKinley, and Amarillo high schools.

He joined the Navy in 1953 and served until 1958. His service included time in the South Pacific on the island of Kwajalein, San Diego Naval Base and Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois.

After his military service, he returned to Amarillo, attending school for beauticians. He moved to Boise City and had a hairdresser salon there for several years before returning to Amarillo and working for the next 20 years as a hairdresser at Carousel Beauty Salon.

Virgil was a frequent patron of Ye Olde Pancake Station, having breakfast there daily. He was an avid fisherman, golfer, football fan, and a member of Amarillo Gun Club. He attended numerous trap shooting competitions around the Southwest, and winning and placing in many competitions.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Louise Goldwater, in 2000.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.

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Adrianne Marie Woodard

Adrianne-Woodard-1458902849Adrianne was born on May 21, 1950 in South Bend, Indiana and was raised in Sarasota, FL, which is where she met Bill Woodard and they were married on August 30, 1968. They moved to Amarillo around 1974. She worked in nursing services for more than 35 years at BSA Hospital. She was also actively involved in women’s and children’s ministries at Grace Church, Christian Heritage Church and most recently at Hillside Christian Church-North Campus.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Betty Smith; her husband’s parents Rev.Ted and Doris Woodard, her husband Bill Woodard; and two brothers, Butchie and Gene Smith.

Adrianne is survived by her daughter, Karen Dobberstein and husband, Roger Jr. and her son, Joshua Woodard and wife, Genie, all of Amarillo; her sister, Susie Gusciora of West Virginia; her sister-in-law, Cathy Mercer and husband, Jim of Bell Buckle, TN; and her grandchildren, Heather and Amber Keplar, Alex and Jenna Dobberstein, Kimberly and David Woodard, and Raegan Wells.

Memorial services will be 2:00 PM Monday, March 28, 2016 at Christian Heritage Church, 900 S. Nelson, with Kevin McBride officiating. Arrangements were by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia Amarillo, Texas 79110.

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Carl Leroy Tyrrell

Carl-Tyrrell-1458919910Carl was born December 5, 1924 in Fargo, Oklahoma to George Henry and Laura Pearl Moran Tyrell. Carl enlisted in the US Army on June 10, 1942 and served until 1946. He married Mary Elizabeth Weis on July 21, 1944; she preceded him in death on August 25, 1997. He married Joyce Marie Phillips on June 5, 1998 in Amarillo. He was employed by Wiley Hicks Construction as a carpenter. He was also a member of the Carpenters Local 665 and Valleyview Church of the Nazarene.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife; a brother, Bill Tyrell; a son, Scotty Leroy Tyrell and a step son, Jeffrey Charles Dorman
Carl is survived by his wife; one daughter, Diana Kaye Williams and husband, Jim of OKC, OK ; two granddaughters, Lisa Rashelle Carr of Edmond, OK and Lori Amber Williams McCormack of San Francisco, CA; a grandson, James Ryan Williams of OKC, OK; one brother, Leo Wayne Tyrrell of Pampa; two step-daughters, Rhonda Cooper of Amarillo and Becky Tolbert of Littleton, CO; and his step grandchildren, Carrie Wills, Lee Tolbert, Kevin Tolbert, Lisa Tolbert, Patrick Dorman and Gavin Dorman.

Family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 Monday, March 28, 2016 at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Schooler Funeral Home, Brentwood Chapel, with Larry Dunlap officiating. Burial will be 3:30 Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Fargo Cemetery, Fargo, OK. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.

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Lee Ella ”Penny” Draper

66211_memorialPenny was born April 10, 1954 in Amarillo to Shirley Jo (Johnson) and Roy Lee Shoemake. She loved to cook, watch Jeopardy and read. Penny was quick witted and had a great sense of humor. She was a wonderful homemaker that took care of everyone.

She is preceded in death by her father and husband Randall Draper.

Survivors include her mother, Shirley Jo Hartley of Amarillo; daughters, Amber Edwards and husband Rodney of Amarillo, Mandy Cunningham of Dodge City, Kansas; five grandchildren, Phillip and Ryan Edwards, Tori, Kylee and Jaycee Smith; one great grandson, Brayden Smith; brother, Jimmy Don White and wife Brenda of Houston; and sisters, Perry Nance and husband Larry of Burleson and Patty Ruth of Amarillo.

A memorial service will be held 1 pm Monday at First Southern Baptist Church in Fritch with Mr. Clint Shelton officiating.
First Southern Baptist Church
520 Overland tr.
Fritch, TX 79036
Monday, March 28, 2016
1 pm

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Jodie Edmond Brock, Jr.

66216_memorialJodie was born October 10, 1931 in Haskell, Texas to Nova Hallie (Mercer) and Jodie Edmond Brock, Sr. He graduated from Borger High School in 1950 and married the love of his life, Peggy Spurrier, in 1949. Jodie proudly served in United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and later in life worked for the Veterans Service office. He worked for Phillips Pipeline, owned Wildcat Oilfield Construction and upon retirement he worked at M.C. Plumley and Associates and Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors.

Jodie blessed many people in his life with his gift of music through The Gospel Harmoneers, God’s Country and Bill Glass Prison Ministry. He loved sharing his unwavering faith in God.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Peggy of the home; four daughters, Teresa Gillman and husband Levert of Amarillo, Evelyn Coffman and husband Robert of Borger, Tina Meek and husband Randy of Borger, Jodina Plumley and husband Michael of Borger; grandkids and great grandkids, Cap and Leslyn Gillman (Claire, Georgia, Gray), Jenniffer and Cody Mills (Zeke and Cade), Amanda and John David Dawson (Lydia, Hunter, Sophie), Lindsay and Nick Vinson (Maggie), Lyneé and Cliff Phares (Kamryn, Justin, Hayden), Lynna and Tony Gray (Emilie, Hope, Logan), Justin and Becky Meek (Allie Beth and Gray), Jodie and Amy Meek (Jett, Jaxon, Ainsley), Jordan Meek and girlfriend Angelica Roman, Miclyn and Sam Reese (Hallie and soon to be Porter), Brock and Lauran Plumley (Blake); and his sister, Sue Castner of Lubbock.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Borger with Pastor Jodie Meek, Harvest Christian Church of Plainview and Pastor Charlie Morgan, officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Men’s Sunday School Class. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

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Wanda Jean Prater

_AllObitsLogo300Wanda Jean was born July 17, 1949 in Wheeler, TX to the late Mr. Verneal Prater and Mrs. Juanita Jean (Townsend) Prater. She attended schools in Skellyton, TX. She moved to Amarillo, TX from Stamford, TX. While living in Stamford she attended the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her brother, David Wayne Prater and a sister, Wilma Diane Prater.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Carter of Briscoe, TX; two nieces, Jeanette Clayton and husband Frankie of Canadian, TX; Shannon Blue-Frick and husband William of Yukon, OK; one nephew, Jonathan Prater of Amarillo, TX; three great-nieces, Deseray Jahnel of Canadian, TX; Madison and Macie Hatcher of Yukon, OK; one great-nephew, Carl Jahnel of Canadian, TX.

Graveside service for Wanda Jean Prater, 66, of Amarillo, TX will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2016 at Gageby Cemetery with Donald Hill, officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX.

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_AllObitsLogo300Larry Bement was born on October 30, 1958 at Amarillo Air Force Base. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a former Amarillo Post Office employee. He was preceded in death by his father, G. W. Bement.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Katherine and Gary Simpson, of Whitewright; his daughter, Leigha Bement, of Amarillo; two sisters, Debra Buchanan, of Port Lavaca, TX and Barbara Newkirk, of Canyon; two brothers, Gregory Bement and wife, Jana, of Whitewright, and Shawn Simpson and wife, Rhonda, of Willits, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, March 25, 2016 at Dreamland.

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3636519_wlppLin was born March 26, 1952 to Robert and Thelma Kieckhaefer at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. She received her Bachelor’s of Economics degree from UCLA.
On July 11, 1987, she married Gerald “Jerry” Rang in Big Bear City, California. They resided in Big Bear for over twenty years before moving to Amarillo, where they’ve lived the last 8 years.
Lin was a member of the First Family Church. She loved to read, especially inspirational books.
She was a giver and was always willing to help others. She had a servant’s heart. Lin was a loving wife, daughter, and friend that will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Rang, of Amarillo; father, Robert Kieckhaefer, of Amarillo; mother, Thelma Kieckhaefer, of Wilmington, N.C.; a sister, Mary Ann Stankovsky, of Houston; a brother, Bill Kieckhaefer, of Laguna Nigel, CA; and three nephews and a niece.

Memorial services will be 2:00 Thursday, March 24 at the First Family Church, 6101 S. Bell St., Amarillo, with Rev. Billy D. Nickell, pastor, officiating.

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3635336_wlppRonnie was born July 16, 1943 to Richard and Anna Rae Caster in Cleburne. He was raised in Hereford and graduated from high school there. He was a graduate of Texas Tech University in 1971 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He married Conni Cross on January 2, 1988 in Lubbock.
Ronnie was a power plant performance testing engineer. He was a family man and was known for his great sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wayne Caster; and a granddaughter, Brooklyn Caster.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Conni Caster; three sons, Rodney Caster and wife, Sharlene, of San Antonio, Randal Caster and wife, Stacy, of Katy, Robbie Caster and wife, Tom-Ann, of Houston; seven grandchildren, Raquel, Destinee, Tristen, Reesen, Rayden, Ramsey, and Jase; and a brother, Ray Caster.

Memorial services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 23 at Hillside Christian Church South Campus with Jonathan Mast, Kevin Tuttle, and Roger Arnold, officiating.

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3638828_wlppAntonia Luera Reynero was born on February 26, 1936 in Aquilla, Texas to Rosalio and Maria Francisca Luera. She married Jose A. Reynero, Sr. on May 8, 1961 in Carlsbad, Texas. They were married for 49 ½ years and have lived in Canyon for over 40 years. She was a housewife and a housekeeper for several families in Canyon. She also worked at Trail Motor Inn (Goodnight Inn) for several years. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

Antonia loved to sew and was very dedicated to her family. She and Jose always put family first, helping family members by giving advice, doing favors, or even financially. She always had an open house to those near and far and made time to visit family and spend time laughing and joking. She was a stubborn woman with a good sense of humor and told you how it was and what was on her mind. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

The family wishes to thank those who took time to visit her at home in the last few weeks. They also wish to thank the staff of Hospice Care of the Southwest Arbors, to Fr. Lawrence for all of the comfort, prayers, and visits while she was sick, and especially to the Valdez family and Valmed Home Health.

Antonia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jose Reynero, Sr., and two brothers, Terezo Luera and Jacinto Luera.

Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Ruiz and husband, Marcelo, of Canyon and JoAnn Martinez and husband, James, of Amarillo; one son, Jose A. Reynero, Jr. and wife, Marcene, of Canyon; three granddaughters, Marisela Adrianna and Maria Francisca Ruiz and Rihana J. Reynero; four grandsons, Gabriel Montiel, III, Joseph Allen Reynero, Jose Guadalupe Ruiz, and Joshua Andrew Reynero; a great-grandson, Miguel Angel ‘J.J.’ Ruiz; and five siblings, Delfino Luera, of Muleshoe, Cruz Luera, Sr., of Abernathy, and Elina Hernandez, Inez Garza, and Nancy Solis and husband, Santos, all of Muleshoe.

Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Robert A. Busch, Ph.D., officiating. Rosary will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, March 28, 2016 at Brooks Chapel with Deacon Gabe Rivas officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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