Fred D. Bailey

e62c6b20-f0fc-4ac6-aa37-82d8376b22f0Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at The Potter’s House Church in Grants, NM with Pastor Larry Teshima officiating. Burial with full Military honors will be in Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico at 3:00 PM Wed. July 31, 2013

Fred D. Bailey Sr. was born on Sept. 7, 1932 in Villa Rica, GA. He is the oldest of 10 brothers and sisters. The Bailey Family survived working long hot days in the cotton fields and other tedious jobs. At the age of 19, Fred joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served for 3 years and then enlisted 4 times in the U.S. Army. He retired July 31, 1974 with a total of 22 ½ years of service. It was in Saigon, Vietnam, where he met his wife, Sinh. They were married August 10, 1973 in Fort Riley, KS. This year marked their 40th wedding anniversary. They moved to Grants, NM in 1980 when the uranium mines were successful.

New life began in 1981, when he asked Jesus Christ into his heart as his Lord and Savior and became a radical born-again Christian. He was not ashamed or afraid to tell anyone about the love of God and the change in his life. Whether he was at work, selling egg rolls, or just around town, Fred always greeted with a serious face, but you both left smiling. He was a faithful man, attending the Potter’s House Christian Center for almost 30 years, where he was deeply involved with video, tape, and prison ministry. He also served as a drill instructor and counselor in Christian youth boot camps.

The values of honor, courage, commitment, and discipline were principles by which Fred lived his life. These principles have been passed on to his children and grand-children. The greatest principle was cultivating a relationship with Jesus Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruby Bailey; a son, Fred Bailey Jr. and two sisters Mary and Jeanette.

Survivors include his wife, Sinh of the home; their children, Julie Davis and husband Shawn of Amarillo, Angie Hocker and husband Jeremy of Redding, CA and Fred D. Bailey III and wife Summer of Oklahoma City; their grandchildren, Keziah, Akeem, Aliyah, Jacquel, Terrell, Micaiah, Kyrie and Asia, Fred’s children, Sam, Lewis, Ronnie, Charlotte, Rhonda and Janice and their children, four brothers, Charles, Floyd, Walt and James and three sisters, Bernice, Mildred and Doris.
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Mary Encinias

4854c39f-9cee-4ba6-9696-319cdd4573e0Mary Encinias passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013. Holy Rosary will be at 6:00 pm Thursday Aug. 1, 2013 at the LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Home, Martin Road Chapel, 1505 Martin Road in Amarillo.
LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors of Amarillo, Martin Road Chapel are in charge of arrangements.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am Friday Aug, 2, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Amarillo with Msgr. Harold Waldo as celebrant. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery

Mary was born on May 15, 1952 in Alamosa, CO. unto Edwardo and Celia Arellano. Soon after that Mary’s Mother passed away and she was raised by her grandmother Sidelia Arellano. Mary graduated from Pueblo South High School in Pueblo. At her high school graduation party she met the love of her life Donald Encinias. They were married on March 20, 1971 in Pueblo. The couple soon moved to Amarillo and began to raise their two sons Shawn and Donald, Jr. Mary was a former City of Amarillo employee and was currently the custodial foreman for Potter County at the time of her death. Mary was a huge Denver Bronco fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandmother, a brother Jose Reggie Arellano

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Donald; two sons, Shawn and Donald Jr. and his wife Vicky all of Amarillo. Six grandchildren, Donald, III, Zachary, Xavier, Eric, Khoury and Kylur of Amarillo, first cousins Alvin and Leonard Arellano and numerous other first cousins, aunts and uncles from Colorado.

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William C. Harter

2b51d427-f38f-46a7-8e9e-51142d142552 (1)Funeral Service will 11:00 am Monday at lake Tanglewood Community Church with Pastor Roger Hubbard officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.

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Carli Rene Scales

aa8fb8f3-461e-46a4-b549-d37616492eafCarli Rene Scales, 60, of Amarillo died Tuesday, July 23, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlton and Jerri Scales.

Mrs. Scales was born May 16, 1953 in Amarillo to local musical artists, Carlton and Jerri Scales. She grew up in Amarillo and graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1971. Taking after her parents, Carli was a very talented and accomplished artist and musician. She performed professionally at an early age as a bassist with her father’s jazz ensembles and was also a gifted pianist. She won an audition and began performing as a string bassist with the Amarillo Symphony at age 16 and played in the orchestra for most of the following 21 years.

Carli was a lifelong learner. She held multiple degrees and certifications from Amarillo College in a wide range of areas. As a professional visual artist, she excelled in painting, sculpting, pottery and photography. Carli published monthly newsletters for local groups including the local T-Bird club.
She was an Administrator, with classes and experience in Grant writing, and the operation of nonprofit organizations.

As a mental health consumer, Carli became a tireless advocate for the rights and treatment of other consumers with mental illness. She originated the Amarillo Area Mental Health Consumer Organization. Together with Mary Kay Kurtz, she started the volunteer staffed Agape Center in 2000 where she served as the Executive Director until she retired four years ago. The organization continues to function on Buchanan Street. Carli helped start the Coalition of Texans with disabilities organization in 1984-1985. She helped write the original grant that started the organization. Carli served on several high level work committees, including the Provider of Last Resort Rule-making Committee, appointed by Governor Perry, (06-07), The Protection and Advocacy advisory board for Advocacy Incorporated, and The State Mental Health Planning and Advisory Committee.

Of all of her many talents, Carli’s first love was organic gardening. She was an avid gardener and had an amazing green thumb with an ability to grow almost anything she set her mind to.

Survivors include her husband and partner of 37 years, Roy Seward of Amarillo; two sisters, Maggie Scales Peacock of Amarillo and Sheri Scales Neubauer and husband Nils of Tulsa, OK; two brothers, Tommy Scales and wife Sherry of Lubbock and Nick Scales and wife Lori of Amarillo; and lifelong friends, Jerry Steen of Amarillo and Michael Evans of Austin. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, the family feels that the best tribute to Carli is to plant permanent trees & gardens, or to contribute to the the High Plains Food Bank or a gardening charity of your choice.

A listing of these tributes will be collected and shared at a family “Celebration of Life” gathering requested by Carli at a date to be determined.

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Johnny Gilbert Allen Jr

9Johnny Gilbert Allen Jr, age 52 of Amarillo died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Amarillo.

Memorial Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 1, at BSA Hospice Chapel. Cremation Arrangements are by Angel Funeral Home, 2209 S. Arthur.

Johnny was born in Pampa on December 12, 1960 and attended Palo Duro High School.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Jo Allen; his sister Donna Phillips of Amarillo; his brother, Wayman Allen of Amarillo; his Uncle Virgil and wife Charlott Geopfert of Amarillo; and several nieces and nephews.

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Herbert “Herb” Werner

Werner-Herb-Obit-Photo-182x300Herbert “Herb” Werner, 82, of Amarillo, died Monday, July 29, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Werner was born April 17, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio to Louis and Goldie Werner. He married Mary Tuttle on Nov. 30, 1952, in Cleveland. Mr. Werner served in the Navy and Air Force. He worked in retail sales.

Survivors include his wife Mary Werner, of Amarillo; two sons, Stewart Werner of Amarillo and Jeffrey Werner of Virginia Beach, VA; two daughters, Karen Taylor of Seattle, Washington and Kathryn Wolf of Littleton, Colorado; ten grandchildren, Ross Werner, David Werner, Thomas Werner, Christopher Werner, Cassandra Vallera, Melissa Day, Christine Vanderhoof, Josh Wolf, Zach Wolf and Amanda Bieneman; and 6 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to BSA Hospice.

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Justin York Gifford

Gifford-Obit-Photo-176x300Justin York Gifford, 42, of Gruver, formerly of Amarillo, died Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spearman. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013, also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be on the family ranch north of Gruver. A mass of remembrance will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Amarillo. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Justin was born January 16, 1971, in Amarillo to Liz and Gene Gifford. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1989, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business and finance at the University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and the Silver Spurs. He then earned an MBA from Texas Christian University.

Justin married Holly Venneman on May 17, 1997 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Amarillo. He traded beef, cattle and commodities at his office in Spearman and was instrumental in completing the wind energy project for Zephyr in Hansford County. Justin was currently Rotary Club president in Spearman and served on the Gruver Rodeo Association board. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and also was very involved with Cub Scouts with his sons.

He loved Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he faithfully delivered the Holy Eucharist to the homebound and the Catholic residents of Hansford Manor. Justin was looking forward to a mission trip for the church in Nicaragua in the summer of 2014. Most important to Justin was spending time with his wife and four children. He was a devoted father and loved to take his boys camping, hunting and fishing; and, he loved to ride horses with his daughter. He was a true servant to the Lord by helping others and serving his family and his community.

Survivors include his wife Holly, and their four children, Gus (10), Joe T. (8), Hattie Catherine (6), and Mary Elizabeth (14 months); his parents, Liz and Gene Gifford of Amarillo; a sister, Kelly Field and husband Sam of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Linda and Joe T. Venneman of Gruver; his brother-in-law, Klint Venneman and wife Traci of Gruver; a sister-in-law, Kim Cooper and husband Clint of Colleyville; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Justin Gifford Children’s Education Fund. Checks should be made to Merrill Lynch, 701 S. Taylor, Ste. 100, Amarillo, TX 79101 or by calling 806/378-9139.

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James Allen “Jimmy” Mosser

Mosser-Obit-Photo-217x300James Allen “Jimmy” Mosser, 46, of Amarillo, died Friday, July 26, 2013.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd with Alan Burkhalter officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Jimmy was born on February 14, 1967 in Sioux City, Iowa to Carolyn and Glen Mosser. He had worked in lawn service with his father and then went to work for Albertsons for eight years before becoming a correctional officer at the William P. Clements Unit.

He married Lois Bolls on August 12, 1994 in Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Mike and Bryan.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Mosser; a daughter, Brandi Mosser; and two sons, Andrew and Nate Mosser, all of the home; and two brothers, Terry Mosser and wife Melinda and Gerald Mosser and wife Ruby.

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Laura Mae Leonard

Leonard-Obit-Photo-214x300Laura Mae Leonard, 91, of Dumas died Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Temple Baptist Church with J McGaughy officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Laura was born May 16, 1922, in Texhoma, Okla., to Samuel and Laura Stump. She worked as a waitress.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; two sons, Billy Leonard and Buddy Leonard; and two daughters, Patty Brown and Sharon Ehli.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Larner of Dumas, Sue Deases of Kenedy and Mary Leonard of Watauga; eight sons, Richard Leonard of Dumas, Gary Leonard of Waco, David Leonard of Cannon City, Colo., Butch Leonard of Thailand, Danny Leonard of San Antonio, Marlin Leonard of Kentucky, Terry Leonard of Washington and Mike Leonard of Dothan, Ala.; 30 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Dona I. Gilmer

Gilmer-Obit-Photo-225x300Dona I. Gilmer, 91, of Amarillo died Friday, July 26, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Bob Schroeder and Bev Gambrel officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dona was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Amarillo to Ralph E. and Alva Roush. She married Elliott G. Gilmer on Nov. 14, 1944, in West Amarillo Christian Church during World War II.

Dona attended San Jacinto Elementary, Sam Houston Junior High and Amarillo High School, where she graduated from in 1939. She then attended Amarillo College, where she graduated from in 1941.

Dona started working for Amarillo National Bank on Polk, then worked for Citizens Bank in Lubbock. She helped put her husband through school at Texas Tech University.

Survivors include her husband, Elliott G. “Gil” Gilmer; two daughters, Cherry Estopare and husband Leo of Wichita, Kan., Judy Ries and husband David of Branson, Mo.; a son, Jim Gilmer and wife Shirley of Amarillo; three grandchildren, Dona Cooper and husband Jason, Karen Bower and husband John and Jake Gilmer; and four great-grandchildren, Alex, Kevin, Brooke and Brady.

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