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Dorothy “Dot” Clark

Clark-Obit-PicDorothy was born April 2, 1922, in Lexington, Kentucky to Herbert S. Chase and Malissa Wilson Chase. She graduated from Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, then attended Eastern Kentucky State University. On July 5, 1941, Dorothy married Charles O. “Charlie” Clark in Fort Thomas. They moved to Amarillo, Texas in 1955.

As a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church, she served on the Administrative Board, taught Sunday school, was a member of United Methodist Women and the 50/50 Sunday School Class, and sang in the Sanctuary Choir for 53 years. Dot also started the Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry. She was in several Bible studies including Thursday Morning Bible Study at the First Christian Church for over 30 years. Dot was an artist, a member of the Amarillo Symphony Guild, Amarillo Art Force, Amarillo Art Alliance, Amarillo Antique Club, Amarillo Republican Women’s Club, and enjoyed playing bridge with friends.

Dot loved her family, her church, and her Lord. She had a zest for life, a quick wit, and was not afraid to speak her mind. She will be greatly missed by the many lives she touched.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a brother, and two sisters.

Survivors include her children, Winston “Wink” Clark and wife, Bea, of Canyon, Malissa Alexander of Amarillo, and Beth Drake and husband, Randy, of La Crescenta, California. She was known as “Grandma Dot” to her 6 grandchildren: Malissa Langham, Lane Marrufo, Allison House and husband Curtis, Eloise Bell and husband Miles, Austin Drake, and Carrie Drake. Dot also had 11 great-grandchildren: Tiffni Urioste, Christian O’Con, Alexis Alcala, Makenze Little, Brandon Cowden, Wade, Bethani, Emmalee, and Hadlee House, Cora and Miley Bell, and one great-great-grandchild, William Herrera.

Celebration of life services will be at Polk Street United Methodist Church on Friday, March 27, at 2:00 pm., Clark Obit Picofficiated by Burt Palmer, Kevin Deckard, and Curtis House. Private burial will be at Llano Cemetery with arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Darrell Conger

Conger-Obit-Pic-202x300Darrell was born March 28, 1939, in Amarillo to Claudia and Benjamin Conger. He had two siblings Joyce Thomas and Billy Conger, who preceded him in death. Darrell was born with a servant’s will and strong work ethic. From a very early age, he sold newspapers on the corner and worked on docks moving freight to help his family. At Amarillo High School, he played football, eventually earning a scholarship to University of Texas-El Paso.

After earning a BS in biology with minors in chemistry and mathematics, Darrell taught science and math at Travis Middle School. He went on to learn computer programming while earning a MBA from West Texas State University. He worked in the computer center and taught classes at WT before eventually becoming Director of the Computer Center at Amarillo College, where he worked for more than 30 years.

Darrell spent many years coaching his kids’ sports and coining such infamous phrases as “Herky Jerky!” on the basketball court. A natural athlete, Darrell jogged, played racquetball, basketball, and softball for much of his life. He had a quirky sense of humor and delivered many a deadpan joke.

Darrell was a member of Paramount Baptist Church. He was a generous and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. All of us will miss him dearly. Stuart Scott said, “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” Darrell beat cancer, but Jesus wanted him home.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Linda Conger; his children, two sons, Kevin Conger of Amarillo and Chris and daughter-in-law, Tori Conger of Fort Worth; a daughter, Tracy and son-in-law Jim Joseph of San Diego, CA; and four grandchildren, Addison and Audrey Joseph, Kyler Conger, and Holden Conger.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in memory of Darrell be sent to Amarillo College Foundation, P.O. Box 447, Amarillo, TX 79178.

Visitation will be at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home on Friday, March 27, from 6-7 p.m.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, with Dr. G.A. Roach, Chaplain, Bivins Foundations, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Shad Ray Gilley

Gilley-Obit-Pic-198x300Shad was born December 31st, 1973, in Amarillo and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1992. During high school, he worked at Steak & Ale as a cook. Upon graduation, Shad worked for ADT Corporation in the recon department as a certified paintless dent repair technician at Amarillo Auto Auction. He transferred to the Albuquerque Auto Auction in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he was the Fleet Lease Manager. From Albuquerque, Shad went to work for the Manheim Corporation as the Operations Manager in Houston, Texas, and Seattle, Washington. Upon return to Amarillo, he became an independent catastrophic adjuster during Katrina and Rita. Shad returned to the car business as Body Shop Manager for All Star Dodge and Auto Pro. He also was the owner of Gilley’s Dent Empire. At the time of his passing, Shad was the vehicle Inventory Manager for Fenton Motors.

Shad’s number one joy in his life was his daughter, Macy Jane. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, and internet gaming where he was in the top ten guild on the server of World of War Craft.

Shad was preceded in death by a sister, Tonya Smith, grandparents, Edmurr and Lovan Gilley, grandfather, Marshal Loyd, and an uncle, Marlon Loyd.

He is survived by his pride and joy, Macy Jane Gilley, his mother, ElRay Gilley, father and wife, Gary and Lunell Gilley, brother and wife, Gary and Kerri Gilley, grandmother, Linnie Loyd, his girlfriend, Shondra Martinez, and multiple aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Macy Jane Gilley’s name has been set up at First Bank Southwest, P. O. Box 32552, Amarillo TX 79120-2552.

Visitation will be Friday, March 27th, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at The Church at Quail Creek. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Debbie Ollinger

Debra-Ollinger-1427293701Debbie was born on December 8, 1955 to Charles and Bettie Roddy in Clovis, New Mexico and graduated from Clovis High School. After graduation she moved to Amarillo and after a few months entered cosmetology school and became a nail technician.
Debbie worked nearly every day throughout her illness and continued to do so until just a few weeks ago when her health prevented her from working.
She was a passionate person, loving to dance and play pool. She delighted in animals but had a fondness for horses. She delighted in people and was a friend to everyone, but her true joy was found in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She cherished them all. Debbie was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Debbie was preceded in death by her father; a sister Tammy Suddeth and a brother Spencer Roddy.
She is survived by her mother, Bettie of Amarillo; her daughter Stephanie Jackson and her husband Shannon of Amarillo; her son, Chris Humphrey and his wife Connie of Sumter, South Carolina; a step-daughter, Christi Ashley of Amarillo; and seven grandchildren, Haley Humprey, Haley Jackson, Sara, Chloe and Leland Wolters and Riley and Tylar Ashley.
Memorial suggestions are to Washington Avenue Christian Church, 3800 South Washington, Amarillo, Texas 79110
Obituary for Debra Ollinger
Debbie Ollinger, age 59 of Amarillo, died March 24th in Amarillo.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, March 27th at 10:00 AM at Washington Avenue Christian Church with Pastor Lenny McCay officiating. Arrangements are by Angel Funeral Home, 2209 S Arthur St.

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Neita Boynton

Boynton-Obit-Pic-231x300Neita was born along with her twin sister, Zeita on Jan. 17, 1923, to Scott and Kate Webster. She was raised in the Texas panhandle and South Plains. She married Robert Boynton in June 1941. He was a fighter pilot in World War II. She followed him in training and in the war.

After her family, dentistry was her love. She became a certified dental assistant in the 1950′s. She worked for a number of dentists and orthodontists in Amarillo. Neita helped organize the dental clinic at Boys Ranch. After assisting, she helped organize, start and develop the dental hygiene and dental assisting department at Amarillo College. The Panhandle District Dental Association honored her for 50 years of devotion. Also, she was recognized by being honored as a honorary member of the same.

She was also named by dental assisting national board as an emeritus certified assistant.

Neita was on the board of directors for multiple sclerosis and Texas Panhandle Mental Health and Mental Retardation. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. She was chosen Texas Delta Epsilon master’s sweetheart and outstanding girl. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Amarillo.

Survivors include a son, Mark of Amarillo; a grandson, Scott Boynton and Megan Davis of Brooklyn, NY; a brother-in-law, Guy Barnes of Amarillo; nephews, Kenny and Amy Barnes and Blake and Kelly Barnes, all of Amarillo and David and Gloria Webster of Austin; nieces, Nancy and Steve Dennis of Odessa and Nawna Babers of Tucson, Ariz.; and a cousin, Bob Webster of Seminole, Okla.

The family would like to thank everyone at Ware Living Center and Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospice for the help they received.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating. Burial

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Steven Gutierrez


4148623_300x300_1Steven was born on December 18, 1969 in Lockney to Henry Gutierrez and Marta Luna. He married the love of his life Norma Martinez on December 16, 2011 in Plainview. He had five children. Steven attended Floydada High School, played football, track and liked wood shop. He loved his Pittsburg Steelers. He enjoyed hanging out at the corner pocket with friends and family. He enjoyed variety of music. Steven loved to farm.

He is preceded in death by his father, Henry Gutierrez, who just recently passed away, a brother; Raymond Gutierrez and grandparents, Presentacion and Maria (Santos) Luna and Silvestre and Espiridiona Gutierrez, a nephew; James Gutierrez and a great niece; Sienna Salazar.

Steven is survived by his wife; Norma Gutierrez of Floydada, his mother; Marta Gutierrez of Floydada, children; Claudette Garcia of Houston, Danielle Martinez of San Angelo, Steven Anthony Gutierrez of Lubbock, Lisa Marie Martinez of Austin, Rudy Dominguez of San Angelo, five sisters; Mary Garza of Plainview, Ruth Gutierrez, Irene Castaneda of Idalou, Kristy Collins of Floydada, Helen Diaz of Floydada, 11 grandchildren, and many other relatives.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Templo Getsemani Assembly of God in Floydada with Joe Hernandez officiating. Interment will follow at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada

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