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Vivian Douglas Hatter

67818_memorialVivian was born on March 2, 1932 in Willow, OK., to Ralph and Emma (Snow) Douglas. She graduated from Dumas High School and then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science Degree in Entomology from Texas Tech. Vivian worked as a bookkeeper and crop inspector for Hatter Spraying Service and held an applicator’s license with the Texas Department of Agriculture. A devoted homemaker, she loved cooking and having the whole family get together. Vivian also enjoyed traveling, viewing God’s beautiful creations, her garden, and feeding the birds. She was a member of First Baptist Church and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Dan in 1980.

Vivian is survived by her children: Doug Hatter and wife Debbie of Dumas, Ronnie Hatter and wife Regina of Corpus Christi, Todd Hatter of Amarillo, Dana Weatherford of Amarillo; sisters: Evelyn Reed of Folsom, LA and Donna Sue Hess of KS; grandchildren: Jon Mark Underwood, Tricia Schenk, Linde Cowan, Missy Turner, Alicia Hatter, Alyn Hatter, Amy Lindahl, Andrew Hatter, Kristie Brewer, Kit Weatherford, Dustin Weatherford, Karissa Hatter, Nathan Hatter, and Brooke Hatter; 22 great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Jay McGaughy, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will follow at Dumas Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

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Geral “Mac” Don McElroy

67806_memorial”Mac” was born on December 27, 1938 in Waco TX to Elmer and Jeraldine (Williams) McElroy. He moved to Dalhart in 1942 with his family where he was raised. ”Mac” honorably served his country for two years in the United States Army. ”Mac” worked for the City of Dalhart as a mechanic and later continued working as a mechanic for New Holland in Dalhart. He married the love of his life, Antonia ”Toni” Ramirez Kelling, on December 31, 1988 in Dalhart. ”Mac” was a member of the Lincoln Street Baptist Church and loved to drink coffee with his friends and his son.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and a baby daughter.

He is survived by his wife Antonia ”Toni” of the home; sons: Hoyt McElroy and friend Charlene Moody of Dalhart, Blain McElroy of Amarillo, and Clay McElroy and wife Tonya of Garden City, KS; two step sons: Rudy Maestas and wife Lorraine of Logan, NM and Alex Kelling and wife Dawn of Dalhart; 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and his best friends, Alvin Ringo and Barney Basaldua.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Lincoln Street Baptist Church with Rev. Rusty Hancock, pastor of the church, officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

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James ”Big Boy” Robbins

67896_memorialJames was born on June 9, 1924 in Reydon, OK to Jodie and Etta (Morehead) Robbins. He enlisted in the United States Marines where he proudly served his country during WWII. He later moved to Dumas where he worked at the smelter as a welder.

He loved watching western movies, reading Zane Gray books, and working in his garden. He also enjoyed talking military with his friend Ryan.

He is preceded in death by his wife Josephine; sisters: Ruby Burnett, Pearl Hilburne, Eluveda Eagleston, Opal Herring, Mildred Ballen; brothers: Roy, J.C. and Vernon Robbins.

James is survived by his sister: Ann Seba and husband Gary of Lubbock; brother: Bill Robbins and wife Fran of Amarillo; sister: Nona Miller of Snowflake, AZ; niece: Janice Miller of Crowley, TX; and many other nieces and nephews: his special Marine friend: Ryan Schalles; and his beloved companion dog: Jack Jack.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Morrison Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jay McGaughy, pastor of Temple Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Dumas Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #224 in Dumas. Services are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

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Elias Martinez Cano

67935_memorialElias was born on January 27, 1972 in Mexico, to Adolfo Sr. and Irma (Martinez) Cano. He was a Dumas High School graduate and went on to work for the City of Dumas as a Heavy Equipment Operator and Foreman of the Water Department. Elias also worked for Four Star Construction. Elias loved the Dallas Cowboys and fishing. He had a big heart and will be missed.

Elias is survived by his parents: Adolfo and Irma Cano of Dumas; son: Fabian Carlos Cano of Colorado; brothers: Jorge Cano of Amarillo and Adolfo Cano Jr. of Dumas; sister: Eunice Cano of Dumas; nephews: Jorge Luis Cano of Amarillo, Nathan Robert Ruiz of Dumas; niece: Mireya Cano of Amarillo; great niece: Tara Cano of Amarillo; great nephew: Adrian Cano of Amarillo and numerous other extended family members.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 o’clock in the morning Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Templo Elim with Pastor Enrique Venegas officiating. Interment will follow at Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

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J. Robert (Bob) Bradley

1801165_profile_picRobert (Bob) Bradley was born on June 2, 1938 in San Angelo, Texas to James H. Bradley and Julia Moore Bradley. He went to work at a young age on the farm and ranch with his father. He graduated from Hereford High School and attended the University of Colorado. He continued to work the farm and ranch until the early 80’s outside of Hereford, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado. He worked as a ranch foreman for a large ranch outside of Alpine Texas in the 90’s, then moved to Austin and worked for a development company building golf courses until his retirement. Bob was an intelligent man, wise, straight forward, hardworking, strong, humble, sincere, and a bit of a prankster. He cared about the ones he was close to. He taught his children how to drive a tractor when they could not even reach the clutch or brake pedal. He taught on how to respect, maintain, fish, hunt, clean and cook what had been gathered. He had excellent gardening skills while working on the farm. He wanted his children to be determined, to stand up for their beliefs and not to be afraid to fight as long as they were right. He did this and much more throughout our childhood. It is greatly appreciated the values he instilled and for the time that was spent together.
Bob is survived by his 3 sons, J. Robert Bradley Jr. of Jacksboro, Texas, James A. (Beau) Bradley and wife Kelly of Decatur, Texas and Jason Trey Bradley and wife Kim of Decatur, Texas, sister, Judy Beutel and husband Ray of Dallas, 2 grandsons, Jacob Bradley and Dalton Bradley of Denton, Texas.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, James H. Bradley and Julia Moore Bradley and a brother, Jim Bradley.

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Maria Santos Velasquez

1803708_profile_pic (1)Maria was born on April 1, 1930 in Mexico to Manuel and Brigida (Perez) Reyes. Maria married Jesus Velasquez in Mexico on February 6, 1948 and later that year moved to Dimmitt. She worked in agriculture for many years and was a homemaker, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a Guadalupana. She loved to cook and feed her family which made her very happy, she always made sure her children were clean and that their clothes were all ironed. Maria was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, 2 brothers: Manuel Reyes and Guadalupe Reyes, 2 sisters: Josefina Reyes and Leonor Reyes, 2 grandchildren: Yolanda Velasquez and Mark Anthony Velasquez and 2 great grandchildren: Kadence Velasquez and Maria Alicia Pacheco.

She is survived by her husband: Jesus Velasquez of Dimmitt, 2 daughters: Maria de Jesus Lopez and husband, Andres of Dimmitt, TX, Martha Velasquez Correa and husband, Salvador of Chicago, Illinois, 5 sons: Arturo Velasquez and wife, Silvia of Amarillo, TX, Hector Velasquez and wife, Gloria of Amarillo, TX, Armando Velasquez and wife, Norma of Dimmitt,TX, Oscar Velasquez and wife, Blanca of Amarillo, TX, and Art Velasquez, Jr. and wife, Christy of Amarillo, TX, 24 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Dimmitt with Reverend Raj Arockia, Celebrant. Burial to follow in Castro Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dimmitt, Texas. A Prayer Vigil and Rosary will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home. Arrangements are being handled by Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt, Texas.

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Roger Dale Underwood

1805453_profile_picRoger was born July 19, 1956 in Hereford, Texas to Roy Dale Underwood and Shirley Cornett. Roger was raised in Dimmitt and has been a resident of Dimmitt all his life. He graduated from Dimmitt High School in 1974. He attended West Texas A & M University and graduated in 1981 with an Agribusiness degree. He farmed the Tam Ann community. Roger enjoyed hauling cattle with his step-dad, Don, but most of all he loved his son Schuler and spending quality time with him. Roger was a very giving person.
He is survived by his mother Shirley Cornett of Dimmitt, a son Schuler Underwood of Fredericksburg, a sister Brenda Porsch and husband Willie and a brother Danny Underwood and wife Debbie all of Dimmitt; four nephews, Jake and Landon Porsch and Dennis and David Underwood. He is preceded in death by his father Roy Dale Underwood, a niece Kami Porsch and a step-dad Don Cornett.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Dimmitt with Rev. T.C. Broom officiating, burial to follow at Castro Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dimmitt. Arrangements are being handled by Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt. Family and friend visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

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Francisco Mendoza

_AllObitsLogo300Francisco was born May 10, 1936 in Mexico to Leonardo and Josefina (Caballero) Mendoza. He married Lucia Tapia in 1960 in Lubbock. He was a self-employed truck driver and had also been a farm hand. He loved flowers, gardening, working with tools to fix cars, he enjoyed visiting with friends at Stripes, loved to dance, listen to music and going to Auctions. He was member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Leonardo and Josefina Mendoza, his wife: Lucia T. Mendoza,a daughter: Margarita Mendoza and 2 brothers: Froilan Mendoza and Samuel Mendoza.

He is survived by 2 sons: Frank Mendoza, Jr. and wife Jamie of Earth, TX, Ignacio Mendoza and wife Lorraine of Dimmitt, TX, 2 daughters: Elidia Dozal and husband Mario of Dimmitt, Angie Arguijo and husband Josh of Hereford, 2 sisters: Modesta Yanez Mendoza of Lubbock and Guadalupe Retiz of Mexico, 8 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.

A prayer vigil and rosary will be held Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Colonial Funeral Home with Deacon John Nino officiating. Mass of a Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Dimmitt with Reverend Raj Arockia, Celebrant. Burial to follow in Castro Memorial Gardens. Services are being handled by Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt.

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Jose Refugio Esqueda

1807863_profile_picJose Refugio Esqueda was born July 4, 1922 in Belen del Refugio, Jalisco, Mexico, to Juan and Isabel (Lopez) Esqueda. He married Juanita Garcia on February 14, 1945 in Belen del Refugio, Jalisco, Mexico. Jose had been employed as a farm laborer in different states. Jose moved to Dimmitt from California on November 2015. He loved to work in his yard, everything from watering to mowing. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Jose was preceded in death by his parents: Juan and Isabel Esqueda, a son: Jose Esqueda, 2 daughters: Benita Esqueda and Epifania Esqueda, a brother: Jesus Esqueda and 2 sisters: Jeronima Esqueda and Margarita Esqueda.
Survived by Wife: Juanita Garcia of Dimmitt, TX
7 Daughters: Maria Isabel Rubalcava and husband, Esiquio, of Phoenix, Arizona, Estella Olmos and husband, Jose, of Dimmitt, TX, Emilia Aguliera and husband, Juan, of Plainview, TX, Anna Senda and husband, Esteven, of Reno, Nevada, Lourdes Esqueda Herrera and husband, Carlos, of Jalisco, Mexico, Bertha Alicia Carrillo and husband, Jose, of Belen del Refugio, Jalisco, Mexico, Margarita Aguliera and husband, Antonio, of San Francisco, CA,
2 Sons: Rodolfo Esqueda and wife, Graciela, of Silmar, CA, and Elias Esqueda and wife, Maria, of Houston, TX
39 Grandchildren and 34 Great Grandchildren.

Rosary and Prayer Vigil will be recited at 6:00 PM on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Deacon Paul Herrera, officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Reverend Raj Arockia, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Castro Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt, TX.

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Dennis Cleaver

1809493_profile_picDennis was born June 22, 1946 in Wynnewood, Oklahoma to D.L. and Rachel Cleaver. Dennis graduated from Dimmitt High School in 1964 and from West Texas State in 1968 with a degree in accounting. In 1968 he served in the United States Army and served until 1970. Dennis was an accountant in Amarillo since 1972. He married Betsy Simpson in 1974. He volunteered with Make-A-Wish foundation in Amarillo. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and his family and friends will always remember him as a fun, loving man.

He is survived by his son, Jeremy Cleaver and wife Donna of Clayton, North Carolina, two sisters, Beth Odom and husband Glenn of Dimmitt and Eloise Varner and husband Jerry of Irving, a grandson, Cody Cleaver of Amarillo; three step-grandchildren Eric and Sean Baur and Jordan Jones; a sister-in-law, Kay Cleaver of Amarillo and a brother-in-law, Bennie Simpson and his wife Cindy of Canyon, several nieces and nephews, and a lifelong friend Dan Petty of Dimmitt

He is preceded in death by his parents, D.L and Rachel Cleaver, his wife Betsy Cleaver, a brother Gary Cleaver and a grandson, Harley Cleaver.

A family and friend visitation will be held in memory of Dennis on Thursday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Dimmitt, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt.

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