Fletcher Sims, Jr.

Sims-Obit-PhotoFletcher Sims, Jr., 95, of Canyon, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. with the Rev. Damon Deaton officiating. A private burial will be in the family cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Mr. Sims was born in Mexico, MO. He married his late wife Victoria W. Sims on Aug. 12, 1947, in Billings, Mont., they moved to Amarillo in 1949 and later to their Canyon homestead in 1960. Fletcher Sims was an entrepreneur, rancher, builder, inventor, author, WWII veteran and political activist. He held a B.A. in soil microbiology from the University of Missouri. He was a longstanding member of the John Birch Society. He built the building for Paramount Community Church where he and his family also attended. After the death of Victoria, he married Barbara Clifton in 2003. They had currently attended Faith Community Church in Canyon.

Survivors include his wife Barbara; three sons, Stephen Sims of Dallas, Kevin Sims and Brian Sims, M.D. of Amarillo; a sister Harrietta Randolph, of Mexico MO.; nine grandchildren, Daniel, David, Mitchell, Lauren, Miles, Jessica, Morgan, Victoria, and Chaney; and three great-grandchildren, Marley, Konrad, and Amya.

The family suggests memorials be made to Hidden Falls Ranch, P.O. Box 136, Wayside, Texas 79094.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the funeral home.

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Evelyn Cooper

STRATFORD — Evelyn Cooper, 97, formerly of Stratford, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. in Stratford Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Mrs. Cooper was born Oct. 15, 1915, to H.J. and Lena Cooper.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Hayden Cooper and Aude Cooper, and three sisters, Robbie Yates, Thelma Jones and Dorothy Kendall.

Survivors include a niece, Laverne McCulloch and her children, Kara McCulloch and Keli Houston; and a nephew, R.D. Jones, and his children, Jerry Jones, Gary Jones, Jean Ann Banta and Greg Jones.

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Tanya Riley

1065_memorialTanya Riley 60, of Amarillo died Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Amarillo

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday February 2, 2013 at the Jubilee Apostolic Church 5804 Erik Ave Amarillo, TX 79106 with Rev. Nathan Carrington officiating. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St.

Tanya was born on December 7, 1952 in Amarillo to Cleo and Lola Golden. She graduated from Amarillo High School. Tanya was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a devoted member of Jubilee Apostolic Church. Tanya was engaged to Steve Dunlap on January 15, 2013, they had been together for 10 years. She loved traveling and animals she had rescued and placed more than 35 animals in 2012.

Tanya was a certified Veterinarian Tech for more than 20 years. She worked as the office manager for Amarillo Veterinarian Clinic for several years.

She was preceded in death by: her parents and a brother, Bill Golden

Survivors include her Fiancé Steve Dunlap:two daughters, Terra Riley of Austin, and Mara Riley of Cameron, N.C. One sister Katie Hagerman “Bunny” of Amarillo, and two grandchildren: Ella and Adrian Jackson of Austin

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to the Amarillo Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. P.O. Box, Amarillo, TX 79105

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Katie Maldonado

Maldonado-Obit-Photo-226x300Katie Maldonado, 99, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Oscar “Spike” Maldonado officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mrs. Maldonado was born Jan. 12, 1914, in Hochiem to Josemaria and Petra Trevino. She was self taught bilingual. Mrs. Maldonado loved children and to teach Sunday school.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guadalupe “Lou” Maldonado.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Silvernale of Amarillo; a son, Oscar “Spike” Maldonado and wife Sylvia of Amarillo; three sisters, Josephine Maldonado, Beatrice Anzaldua, and Hope De Los Santos and husband Richard, all of Amarillo; two brothers, Abel Trevino of Cuero and Josemaria Trevino, Jr. of Point Comfort; four grandchildren, Trey Wright, Joy Garcia and husband Victor, Janae McMellon and husband Cale and Jocelyn Maldonado; and two great-grandchildren, Shelby Trey Wright and Yuriah E. McMellon.

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Larry “Potts” Price

Price-Obit-Photo-242x300Larry “Potts” Price, 78, of Amarillo, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2013, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, with Dr. Gil Lain, pastor, Paramount Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Price was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Canadian to Harold and Marguarite Price. He married Emalu Tice in Canadian on April 2, 1961. Mr. Price served in the Army and had been a railroad conductor for 42 years. He was a member of the Palo Duro Masonic Lodge No. 1239, Khiva Shrine Oriental Band, High Plains RV Club, Longhorn Model A Club, and a member of Hillside Christian Church.

He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends of Bill W.

Survivors include his wife, Emalu Price of Amarillo; a son, Loren Mark Price of Palestine; a daughter, Kimberly DiAnne Kizer of Amarillo; and four grandchildren, Kelsey Nichole Kizer, Christopher Loren Kizer, McKenzie Starr Kizer and Davis Landon Price; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to Harrington Cancer Center, 1500 Wallace Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79106.

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Robert S. “Buddy” Karr

Robert S. “Buddy” Karr, 76, of Amarillo died Monday, January 28, 2013.

Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Paramount Baptist Church with the Dr. Gil Lain officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.

Buddy was born July 3, 1936, in Crosbyton, Texas, to Odie and Frances Karr. He moved to Amarillo at the age of seven. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1954. He graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1960 with a Registered Pharmacist Degree. Buddy began his career at D&S Pharmacy. He later became a Partner of D&S Pharmacy with Ray Doherty and Phil Durham until 1996 when they sold the stores. During this time, they owned stores in Amarillo and Claude. From 1968 to 1978, Buddy operated the Claude Pharmacy. He lived in Claude with his family for eight of these years.

Buddy was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church in his early years. Later, he was a member of Paramount Baptist Church. He was a dedicated Christian who loved the Lord and his family. Buddy was an avid golfer. He was a member of Tascosa Country Club where he enjoyed many, many rounds of golf with his friends and family. Buddy had a great sense of humor and was well known for his story-telling and lectures. Buddy will be missed by all who knew him.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Odie and Frances Karr; and his son, 2nd Lt. Russell Todd Karr.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carole; a daughter, Pam Sames and her husband Dr. Tom Sames; a son, Sam Karr and wife Tracy; four grandchildren Austin Sames, Lindsay Sames, Hogan Karr and Caroline Karr; five siblings, Dr. Carter Karr of Amarillo, Carolyn Christian of Glendale, AZ, Edie Hixson of Lake Charles, LA, David Karr of Norman, OK, and Ted Karr of New Braunfels, TX; and many loving relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be to the 2LT Russell T. Karr ’85 Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The Association of Former Students, 505 George Bush Dr., College Station, TX 77840 or the Paramount Baptist Church College Scholarship Fund, c/o Paramount Baptist Church, 3801 S. Western St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

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Jacquita Richards Trimble

Trimble-Obit-Photo-300x286Jacquita Richards Trimble, 53, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Messiah’s House, 514 SW 8th Ave., with Jason Craft officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jacquita was born Sept. 26, 1959, in Amarillo, to Wayne and Phyllis Richards. She loved her family and adored her sons. Jacquita attended Messiah’s House. She loved much and her joy was contagious.

Survivors include her two sons, David and Jeff Trimble, both of Amarillo; three brothers, Jerry Richards and wife Johnene of Otis, Kansas, David Richards and wife Sharon of Cartwright, Okla., and Brad Richards and wife Angel of Amarillo; a sister, Reba Russell and husband Ernie of Amarillo; a granddaughter, Nattlyn Thammavongsa; her father, Wayne Richards of Lewisville; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to Teen Challenge of the Permian Basin, 6901 S County Road 1200, Midland, TX 79706.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at the funeral home.

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Teresa Ann Parker Boles

96590be5-4a1e-4f98-8271-67e9b98e264bWednesday Jan. 30, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Home Coulter Road Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter, Amarillo. The family will receive guests this evening at the funeral home from 5 P.M.-7 P.M.

BURIAL: Memorial Park Cemetery by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors Coulter Road.

Teresa was born on March 16, 1927 in Elgin, OK to Thomas Tit-ah Parker, son of Quanah Parker, and Helen Marie Fisher Parker. She graduated from Chilocco Indian School in Chilocco, OK. Teresa had worked as a cook at the Herring Hotel and Campbell’s Pancake House and as a meat wrapper at the meat market of Furr’s Supermarket. She is the grand-daughter of Chief Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanche nation, and she was a member of the Inter-Tribal Organization here in Amarillo.
Preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Edward Parker of Apache, OK and William Parker of Hobart, OK; 2 great-grandsons, Cole Kelley and Travis Boles.

Survivors include her 4 daughters, Mary Ann Endres and husband John of Okmulgee, OK, Ginger Stephens and husband Mike of Friona, Melanie Bowman of Midland, and Nancy Boles of Amarillo; a son, Richard Boles and wife Cyndi of Amarillo; 7 granddaughters and 4 grandsons, Lesley Pike, Justin Boles, Christy Boles, and Holly Kelley all of Amarillo and Bobby Ellis, Debrah McKay and Brenda Sloan all of Okmulgee, OK, John Stephens of Clovis, NM, Amy and David Stephens of Friona, and Katie Bowman of Midland; a step-granddaughter, Sarah Lee of Amarillo; a step-grandson, Jason Williams of AZ; 2 brothers, Elmer Parker of Salt Lake City, UT and Charles Parker of Lubbock; and 30 great-grandchildren.

MEMORIALS: Family suggests memorials be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Amarillo or Amarillo Humane Society.

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Roberta June Jones

28ab44ed-fc1a-49c9-9ce3-5384637690a3Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at 10 am at Comanche Trail Church of Christ with Minister Loren Harper officiating. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S Coulter. The family will receive guests this evening at the funeral home from 6-8 pm

BURIAL: Llano Cemetery by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter Rd.

June was born on June 20, 1920 to Loyd and Pearl Mae Chapin in Kansas. She graduated from Friona high School in 1938 and married the late James D. Jones in 1940. Mrs. Jones was a drug manager at Furr’s Grocery Store until her retirement in 1983. She was a member of Comanche Trail Church of Christ. She loved her church family and enjoyed her sunshiner’s trips. Mrs. Jones was an avid painter to canvas. June was well known and admired for her dedication to Christ and her strong Christian values. This unwavering faith will be her legacy here on earth, and it is most certainly the crown of glory she wears now in her eternal home in Heaven.

preceded in death by her husband and parents, and a beloved son, Benny Jones.

Survivors include her son, Joel Jones and wife Dottie of Dallas; 2 daughters, Doris Jones VanHoorn and husband Rich of Canyon and Shirley Sides and husband Harold of Wilderado; a sister, Jean Ooley of Cannon City, CO; a brother, Doyle Chapin of Panhandle; a daughter-in-law, Patti Jones of Santa Fe; 5 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

MEMORIALS: The family requests donations to Comanche Trail Church of Christ.

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William E. “Billy” Blackwell

Blackwell-178x300William E. “Billy” Blackwell, 69, of Amarillo died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

Services will be at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Billy was born March 29, 1943, in Meridian, Mississippi, to Jake and Pearl Blackwell. He was a career military man serving in the Air Force.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Blackwell and wife Donna of Meridian, Mississippi, Ricky Blackwell and wife Kim of White Deer and Dale Blackwell and wife Michelle of Childress; a daughter, Pam Bellah of Panhandle; a brother, Kenny Blackwell and wife Lynn of Canyon; an uncle, Wallace Blackwell of Amarillo; and 11 grandchildren.

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