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Frances Cody O’Connor

_AllObitsLogo300Frances was born on June 15, 1945 in Potter County, Texas to Alfred Alton and Frances Elise (Richards) Galyean. She was a hard worker, and taught her children the meaning and reward of hard work.

Frances was the matriarch of the family, and the glue that kept things together and going smoothly. A firecracker, she was always going 100 miles-per-hour, and gave everything 100 percent. She looked younger than her years, and lived life with the gusto of someone half her age. Above all else, she was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and Bob Cody in 2010.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Survivors include her husband Brian O’Connor of San Antonio; son Bryan Cody of Amarillo; one daughter Cinnamon Cody of Colorado City, TX; sister Judy Truelock and husband, Cecil of Childress; sister Diane Willis and husband, Dennis of Childress; brother Sonny Galyean and wife, Lynna of Childress; brother Wally Galyean and wife, Lea of Paducah; brother Donnie Tucker and wife, Mary Jane of Paducah; sister Wendy Denny and husband, Don of Lubbock; four grandchildren, Candace, Brennon, Jacob and Devyn; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Monday, February 29, 2016 at First Baptist Church with Chad King, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Gladys Marie Channell

3611030_wlppGladys was born on February 20, 1934 to Athel and Alice (Nobles) Oliver.

Gladys loved being a homemaker and especially loved her family. She enjoyed driving around the countryside and town taking in the sites. She always enjoyed frosty root beer floats.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Channell; son, Roger Channell; and three brothers, Dean Oliver, Wayne Oliver and Carl Oliver.

Gladys was survived by:
Son – Paul Channell of Vernon, TX
Daughter – Linda Hooker of Wichita Falls, TX
Daughter – Mary Grant of Childress, TX
Sister – Lois Robertson of Levelland, TX
Sister – Eva Brockman of Levelland, TX
5 Grandchildren
6 Great Grandchildren

Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday at Childress Cemetery with Chad King officiating.

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Margaret Elizabeth Westenburg

3613178_wlppMargaret was born April 15, 1933 in Marfa, Presidio County, Texas to Wallace Adolphus Calhoun and Mary Maude Burns. Margaret moved countless times in childhood living in West Texas, New Mexico, the Ft Worth area, and Kentucky. She attended The University of Texas Medical School in Galveston to study nursing, which is where she met her husband Dr. Jacobus “Co” Johannes Westenburg Jr. The two were married July 21, 1953 in a Presbyterian church in Galveston, Texas. Their shared goal was helping other people, so upon finishing their studies they chose to serve in Childress, Texas which is where they lived until the present time. Margaret coordinated state clinics in the North Texas area in addition to helping Co with his practice, running a farm, and raising her adopted son Daniel Lee Westenburg, and her two nephews Alex Hutson and Joe Hutson, and niece Evelyn Hutson. She also enjoyed raising horses and playing golf, and was a fabulous cook.
Margaret and Co touched numerous lives through their medical work in Childress and the surrounding areas oftentimes utilizing a barter system where they would accept pecans, pies, and various other foods or services for their medical assistance. Their helping hand also extended even further into their family as they cared for various family members throughout the years: her uncle Goodall Wooten Calhoun; her sisters Mary, Imogene, and Irene; her niece Evelyn Hutson; her nephew Charles Sinclair; and her brother-in-law Hans Westenburg.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Co Westenburg; her half-sisters: Martha Ann Saxton, Elva Cordelia “Corky” Doherty, and Jane Closner Owens; her half-brother John Calhoun; her nephew Joe Hutson, and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her son Daniel, nephew Alex, brother Wallace Judson, sisters Mary Ruth, Dorothy Imogene, and Irene, and step-brother James Herring.

A private family memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Joe E. Jones Memorial Chapel (Childress Cemetery) with John Calhoun officiating. Public graveside services will immediately follow at 2:30pm in the Childress Cemetery.

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Ruthie Nell Jordan

3611280_wlppRuth was born on May 24, 1944 in Bell County, Texas to James Richard and Mattie Lou( (Barfield) Lucky. Ruth married Wayland Jordan on April 17, 1964 and they were married for 51 loving years.

Ruth was a very giving person, helping people in any way she could, whether down to her last dime or the shirt off her back . She loved meeting people, visiting, and sending cards to people,

Ruth was a longtime member of The First Baptist Church and loved her Sunday School Class there. A Christian woman, she and Wayland even helped coordinate Sunday School classes from their home in Childress. She went above and beyond when she could, and stayed informed and involved in the events in Childress County.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, one brother James Richard Barfield, one sister Opal Weir, one daughter Karen Criswell, and one great-grandchild Braylie Cooper.

She is survived by:
Husband – Wayland Jordan, Sr., Childress, TX
Son – Wayland Jordan, Jr., Childress, TX
Daughter – Penny Baldwin and Husband Walter, Childress, TX
Sister – Delia Stephens, Webster, TX
Grand Child – Tara Barnett, Wellington, TX
Grand Child – Jordan Criswell, Wichita Falls, TX
Grand Child – Stetson Criswell, Stephenville, TX
Grand Child – Haley Cooper, Childress, TX
Grand Child – Blake Cooper, Estelline, TX
Grand Child – Trey Jordan, Canyon, TX
Grand Child – Broderick Baldwin, Childress, TX
Grand Child – Bryson Baldwin, Childress, TX
Great Grand Child – Kennedi Criswell, Wellington, TX
Great Grand Child – Ayden Cooper, Childress, TX
Great Grand Child – Londin Session, Childress, TX
Great Grand Child – Evelyn Criswell, Wichita Falls, TX
Great Grand Child – Cayden Resendez-Sigle, Wichita Falls, TX

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Monday, February 29, 2016 in First Baptist Church with Rev. Kerry Wood officiating. Burial will be in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Theodore B. Mink

3612877_wlppTed was born on October 25, 1924 to Ted B. Mink Sr. and Iva Mae (Harris) Mink iin Childress, TX.

Ted had a servant’s heart. He served our nation in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. He served Childress as city councilman and served his church as a deacon. He loved the Lord and oh how he loved his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and his new great great grandson. He also loved all children. He was generous to a fault, sometimes too generous. He leaves behind a legacy that his children hope to honor.

He was a local businessman who owned a local trucking company, as well as Gate City Medical. Ted has been a Childress Bobcat fanatic since he played in the first high school game at Fair Park Stadium. He also loved Pro football and was a fan of the Denver Broncos.

Ted is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Lee Wrinkle Mink; parents; sister, Ruth Jackson; brother, Lloyd Ray “Pal” Mink; and grandchildren Dodd, Heather, and Kisha.

He is survived by:
Sister – Mary Jones of Abilene, TX
Daughter – Dana Lee Ritter and husband Bill of Odessa, TX
Son – Theodore B. Mink III and wife Carla of Conifer, CO
Daughter – Glenna Garcia and husband Oscar of Childress, TX
Grandchildren – Dean Ritter, Krista Ritter Carrasco, Tracy Mink Anderson, Theodore B Mink IV, Adrian “Ottis” Garcia, James Garcia, Melissa Garcia and Lydia Garcia.
Great Grandchildren – Christopher, Kati, Matthew, Kierra and Cameron Garcia
Yvonne, Billy Dean, Elizabeth, Kamila and Mayah Ritter
Gabriel Carrasco
Grace, Leo and Emma Anderson
Hannah and Haley Mink Adrian
Great Great Grandchild – Zayden
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Funeral services will be at 2:00pm, Tuesday, March 1, 2016 with Trey Morgan officiating and Dr. W.D. Green assisting.

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J. C. Newberry

_AllObitsLogo300Joe was born Tuesday, September 20, 1932 in Kirkland, TX to Everett and Jalia Newberry.

Joe Crittington Newberry was born on September 20, 1932 to Everett and Jalia Bennett Newberry in Kirkland, Tx. J.C. was a longtime resident of Childress and a farmer.

Family requests no flowers or cards , please donate to your choice of charity. Dress casual as you would any day

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and brother, Don Newberry.

One Survivor:
Son – Rodney Newberry, Amarillo, TX

Services will be at 7:30 AM Thursday, March 3, 2016 in Childress Cemetery with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating . Burial will be in Childress Cemetery.

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Douglas Edward Jones

3617106_wlpp (1)Doug was born on October 19, 1955 in Childress to Donald and Edna (Gepner) Jones. He worked for the cities of Childress, Clarendon, Iowa Park and Burkburnett over the course of 10 years, and National Farms in Texline for two years. He spent 15 years working for the Post Office in Childress and Amarillo.

Doug loved playing guitar and played in the James Adams Band for many years. He loved to fish and watch westerns, and his best times were at the coffee shop with family and friends. He loved children and spending time with kids, regardless of whether they were his own or not. He was a loving father and grandfather.

Survivors include:

Mother – Edna Jones
Sister – Patricia Jones
Sister – Gina Garcia and husband Ottis
Brother – Randy Jones and wife Renonda
Brother – Cecil Jones
Wife – Judy Babcock
Son – Jeff Nickell and wife Annette
Son – Andy Babcock and wife Deve
Son – Brad Babcock and wife Laine
Daughter – Carly Thornton
Daughter – Kristina McWilliams
Daughter – Bridget Martin
Daughter – Alisha Edmunds and husband Nathan
11 Grandchildren
9 Great Grandchildren
Numerous extended family and friends

Memorial services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Trinity Fellowship Church with Ronnie Shoffner, Pastor, officiating.

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Eloisa Reyna

3618518_wlppEloisa was born on February 8, 1929 in San Benito, Texas to Guadalupe and Catarina (Perez) Martinez. Eloisa Martinez was born to Guadalupe and Catarina Martinez on February 8, 1929 in San Benito, TX.
She married Alberto Reyna on December 2, 1947. Eloisa and Alberto moved to Turkey, TX from San Benito, TX in 1976. To this union, 12 children, 27 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren were born.
She and her husband were longtime members of Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Turkey, TX. She was a member of the Guadalupana’s at church.

Being a wife of a farmer/laborer, Eloisa spent long hours working by her husband to provide for their family. She enjoyed spending her time doing cross-stitching, seek and find puzzles, sewing and most of all cooking. She was well known for her tasty tamales, menudo and home cooked meals. Even though she loved to cook, her very favorite place to eat was Long John Silver’s. She also cherished spending time with family and traveling, helping care for her grandchildren and volunteering at church. Eloisa and Alberto loved to spend quality time together dancing and visiting with their compadres.

As much as she will be missed on this earth, we know that she is rejoicing and dancing in Heaven with her husband.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alberto Reyna; one son Alberto Reyna, Jr.; grandson Arturo “Jr” Reyna; and brother Marcelo Martinez.

Survivors include: her children- daughter Maria E. Reyna of San Antonio, son Hector Reyna of Childress, daughter Erlinda Morales and husband, Rudy of Los Lunas, NM, son Eloy Reyna and wife, Erma of Silverton, TX, daughter Corina Reyna of Childress, son Armando Reyna and wife, Ruby of Las Cruces, NM, son Arturo Reyna and wife, Mary of Honey Grove, TX, son Udell Reyna and wife, San Juanita of Elk City, OK, daughter Nina Gonzales of Albuquerque, NM, son Lupe Reyna of Albuquerque, NM, and daughter Edna Guajardo and husband, Chris of San Antonio; eleven siblings – Margarita Galvan, Rojerio Martinez, Mary Ysaquirre, Bethel Beto Martinez, Juan Martinez, Elida Valdez, Grace Munoz, Oralia Trevino, Sylvia Dominguez, Narciso Martinez, and Felica Martinez; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.

Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 1 PM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Father David Contreras officiating. Burial will follow in Dreamland Cemetery in Turkey under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Frances Elizabeth (Bradford) Martin

3623863_wlppFrances was born on November 13, 1941 in Plainview, TX to Lloyd Bradford and Dora (Walker) Bradford.

She married the love of her life, Wille Martin on August 11, 1963. She and Wille had four children; Beth, Linda, David and Karla. Frances was a self-educated woman with an accomplished career. She was a factory worker, business owner and was an office manager for home health. Frances had a servant’s heart who was a caregiver for many people including her own family. She provided care for her mother, uncle and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wille Martin; parents, Lloyd and Dora Bradford; 2 sisters, Dean Bradford and Dorthy Bradford; 3 brothers, L.D. Bradford, David Bradford and Don Bradford; uncle, Floyd Bradford.

Survivors include:

Sister – Maypearl Garrett of Levelland, TX
Sister – Alice Fanning of Elmore City, TX
Sister – Mary McMinn of Childress, TX
Daughter – Beth Martin of Tecumseh, OK
Daughter – Linda Dickerson and husband Kelly of Elmore City, OK
Son – David Martin and wife Tina of Noble, OK
Daughter – Karla Wood and husband Mark of Noble, OK
Considered as Son – Michael Gregory of Noble, OK
Considered as Daughter – Lisa Deaver-Chollet

10 Grandchildren:
Ashley Blackard and husband Anthony
RaeLynn Roumillat and husband Chris
Marc Foster
Eric Gregory and wife Ashland
Sarah Burns
Jalen Williams
Lana Foster
Gary Stephenson Jr.
Rachel Martin
Dakota Martin

5 Great Grandchildren:
Skylar Jones
Madison Martin
Kyle Jones
Landon Blackard
Kaylin Gregory
A Baby on the Way

Funeral services will be at 2:00pm on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Trinity Worship Center with Larry Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Bettie Joe Kidwell

_AllObitsLogo300Bettie was born in Beckham County, Oklahoma on November 11, 1930 to Edger W. and Rebecca M. Beesinger. Bettie was the youngest of eight girls. Bettie was married to Emmett S. Kidwell on August 26, 1945. Bettie has been a member of The Church of the Nazarene in congregations in Shamrock, Texas; Bethany, Oklahoma and Lubbock, Texas. Bettie loved to crochet and made many beautiful items for her family and friends – those beautiful treasures are so special to all of us and will remind us of her each time we look at them.

Bettie is preceded in death by her husband, Emmett S. Kidwell and daughter, Janice Ruth Kidwell.

She is survived by her son, Marcus Kidwell and wife Debbie of New Home, Texas; granddaughter, Amy Kidwell of Pretoria, South Africa; grandson, Daniel Kidwell and wife Kaitlin and great-granddaughter, Sidalee Kidwell all of Lubbock, Texas; foster son, Ron Satterfield and wife Marge and their children Matt and Jana of Placerville, California and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.

Services will be on Friday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. at 11th Street Baptist Church in Shamrock, Texas.

Burial will be in Shamrock Cemetery in Shamrock.

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