Govan ‘Govie” Alan Mills

800b9311ace445d486d025edc437adb4Govan ‘Govie” Alan Mills, age 50 of Fritch died August 28th in Fritch.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Schooler Funeral Home, Brentwood Chapel. Chaplain Sherman Eastland of Odyssey Hospice will officiate. Burial will be at Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.

Govie was born in Medicine Lodge, Kansas to Govan and Naomi Mills on August 14, 1963. He worked renovating hotels throughout the country. He was a loving son, brother, father and uncle.

Govie was preceded in death by his father, Govan and by his sister Jamie Kidwell.

He is survived by his mother, Naomi and her husband Dr. Allan Oltjen of Canyon; two sons, Brandon Mills of Alabama and Cody Culp, currently serving in the US Army stationed in Hawaii; his sister Gwen Mills of Amarillo; a step-sister, Traci Farris of Weatherford; and a step brother, Bret Oltjen and his wife Angela of Temple.

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Teodoro“Ted” Campos

Campos-Obit-Pic-232x300Teodoro“Ted” Campos, 59, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Trinity Fellowship Church West Auditorium with Ralph Vasquez, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ted was born Dec. 27, 1953, in Eagle Pass to Baldomero and Nieves Campos. He was a resident of Canyon for 25 years. Ted worked for various law enforcement agencies including Hereford Police Department in 1982, and in Special Crimes for Randall County Sheriff’s Office before opening Ted Campos Investigations in 2001.

He attended Trinity Fellowship Church and volunteered with Special Olympics and Panhandle Cancer Cure Foundation.

Ted’s proudest accomplishments were his children.

Survivors include his wife, Maria G. Lopez, Esq. of Amarillo; three daughters, Genevieve Campos and Jennifer Campos, both of Canyon, and Jessica Hernandez of Austin; two sons, Kristofer Campos and wife Alex of Amarillo and Justin Campos of Houston; five grandchildren, Autry, Trevor, Marcus, Lilianna and Adrian; his brother, Baldomero Campos, Jr. of Hereford; two sisters, Andrea Campos and Mary Estella Campos-Lopez, both of Hereford; seven half-brothers; three stepchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Evelyn Reagan “Evie” Bonifield

Bonifield-Obit-Pic-242x300Evelyn Reagan “Evie” Bonifield, infant, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Hillside Christian Church Chapel, 6100 S. Soncy Rd. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Evelyn was born Aug. 15, 2013, in Amarillo to Miles and Berklye Bonifield. Evie was only with us for a short period of time, but we were so blessed to have those precious moments with our sweet baby girl. She will forever hold a permanent spot in our hearts. She was the light of our life and an angel from God. We are so thankful that we were able to receive such a blessing. We love you more than you will ever know.

Survivors include her parents, Miles and Berklye Bonifield of Amarillo; grandparents, Paul and Linda Dominguez, and Hugh and Tamara Bonifield, all of Amarillo; great-grandparents, Carol Stewart, Leonila Dominguez, and Connie Stark, all of Amarillo; two aunts, Taylor Faught and husband Jeff and Lindsaye Patterson and husband Andrew, all of Amarillo; and numerous extended family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Presbyterian Home for Children, 3400 Bowie St, Amarillo, TX 79109.

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Ava Grace Burch

1117_memorialAva Grace Burch, 5 month old infant daughter of William and Dana Burch, went home to Jesus on Monday, August 26, 2013 in Shamrock.

Services will be at 1:00 PM Friday in the First Baptist Church of Shamrock on Friday, August 30, 2013 with Mike Martin, pastor officiating. Burial will be at Shamrock Cemetery. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home, 2800 S. Osage St. Amarillo, Texas.

Ava Grace was born on March 13, 2013 in Amarillo. She was a precious gift to Will, Dana and Cage. She loved watching Texas Rangers baseball and the Bubble Guppies with her family. Ava Grace was always smiling and laughing. She loved grabbing her big brother, Cage “Bubba’s” ears and giving him and her mom and dad wet kisses. She loved her toys and was a true blessing to her family. Her late grandfather, C.W. Burch would have loved her sweet spirit and precious smile.

Ava Grace is survived by her parents, Will and Dana Burch; 2 brothers, Cage Hosack of the home and Tyler Burch of Lubbock; 1 sister, Caitlyn Burch of Elk City, OK; her grandparents, Clyde and Sue Powell of Shamrock and Dale and Melba Corcoran of Mobeetie; 2 uncles, Mark Powell of Spring and Scott Corcoran of Colorado Springs, CO and her aunt, Melody Sherrell of Copan, OK.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Children’s Ministry of First Baptist Church of Shamrock P.O. Box 288 Shamrock, Texas 79079

Ava Grace will be available for viewing at Robertson’s Funeral Home of Shamrock Thursday, August 29, 2013.

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David Vitali

1118_memorialDavid Vitali 85 of Amarillo died Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in Amarillo.

Prayer services will be at 6:00 PM Thursday at Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel with Deacon Henry Wilhelm officiating. Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM Friday at St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Church with Father Barnabus Radke officiating. Interment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St.

Mr. Vitali was born in May 2, 1928 in Pittsburg, OK. He graduated from high school in Raton, NM. He served in the Navy during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1949.

Mr. Vitali was a partner and co-owner of Tri-State Plumbing Heating and Air for 37 years. He was also a member of St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Church. He volunteered at Northwest Texas Hospital and was a member of the Amarillo Senior Citizens Assoc. where he loved playing 42 with his friends.

He married Patricia Rhodes in 1949 in Amarillo. She died in 2008.

Mr. Vitali is survived by 6 daughters, Mary Michele Bailey and her husband Terry, Georgiana Wright and her husband Tommy, Geneva Gerken and her husband Dan and Christy Sursa and her husband Chris, all of Amarillo, Sherry Cross of Big Spring and Teresa Alsdurf and her husband Jack of Frisco; 1 son, David Vitali of Westminster, CO; 1 sister Margie McGuire of Albuquerque, NM; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorial donation in lieu of flowers to St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, 4500 West Hills Tr. Amarillo, Texas 79106.

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Nannette “Nan” Jill Yoder

87fc42aad9d84238a16594ed97d8d8f4Nannette “Nan” Jill Yoder, 84, died Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 31, 2013 in St. Paul United Methodist Church with Frank Frisbie and Dr. H. E. Stephens officiating. Private entombment will be in Llano Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.

The stock market had just crashed in 1929 and then came the 1930’s.

Nan Yoder grew up in Huntington, Indiana in Middle America. The summers were humid and hot. The winters were cold, the zero temperatures and knee high snows, lasting months on the ground. However, the Wabash River would freeze and Nan loved the ice skating which was great fun.

Sunday nights, the family, (Nan’s brother Bob, her mother Mildred, Grandma Nora and Grandpa Charlie) gathered around the radio listening to Jack Benny, Rochester, and eating devil’s food cake and Jell-O. Then came summer and the nights were sparkling with fire flies or lightening bugs, as they were called then. In the summer, entertainment was bicycling, roller skating (in traveling roller rinks) and hide n’ seek at night with the neighborhood kids. The highlight was swimming at Big Blue stone quarry and movies every Saturday afternoon.

Then came the 1940’s and World War II had just begun. It was now time for high school, dancing to the big bands, basketball and football games, and cheerleading for the high school Vikings, then, a year of college and marriage. In the early 1950’s, Nan and husband, Rex Yoder, moved to Amarillo, Texas and had three girls; Tamson Nora Lance, Stephanie Lou Yoder and Leslie Ann Thorne. The girls were married and blessed Nan with eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Church played a large part in their lives. Entertainment consisted of Sunday school, couples parties, bridge and dance clubs.

The 60’s through the 90’s were exciting. During those years, Nan worked for AT&SF Railroad, taught Graphoanalysis at Amarillo College and was involved in a business partnership for twenty years. She traveled as much as she could, visiting most of the United States (including Hawaii), Mexico, San Juan, Saint Thomas, Saint John, Puerto Rico, Aruba, and Paris. What fun and the tales she would tell.

It is a new century, time to retire with gratitude for family, good parents, faithful friends, and the Lord God – truly a great life.

Nan will be available for viewing from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 30, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be made to City Church, 205 S. Polk, Amarillo, TX 79101; or to Opportunity School, 1100 S. Harrison, Amarillo, TX 79101.

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Shirley Tuttle

Tuttle-Obit-Pic-171x300Shirley Tuttle, 94, of Amarillo, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in First Baptist Church in Adrian with her son-in-law, Dee Slocum, officiating. Burial will follow at 4:00 p.m., in Highland Cemetery in Lawton, Oklahoma. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mrs. Tuttle was born March 4, 1919, in Post Oak, Texas. She was one of ten kids born to W.A. and Edna Riggs. Mrs. Tuttle was a member of First Baptist Church in Jacksboro. She loved to play cards, Oklahoma Sooners, Cubs baseball, and loved her grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Holt Tuttle in 1997.

Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Slocum and husband Dee of Amarillo; two sisters, Vivian Ruth Jackson of Wichita Falls and Aubrey Myrtle King of Jacksboro; two grandchildren, Jada Holland and Terrell Slocum, both of Amarillo; and a great-grandchild, Addison.

The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 8th St at Walnut Ave., Adrian, TX 79001; or to Panhandle Cancer Cure Foundation,

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Peter Willis

Willis-Obit-Pic-217x300Peter Willis, 64, of Amarillo, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

The funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, August 28th, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Amarillo, 1601 S Georgia St, Amarillo, TX 79102, with the Rev. Jo Roberts Mann and the Rev. Dr. Robert F. Pace officiating. Funeral arrangements were performed by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Paul Peter Willis II was born Aug. 27, 1948, in Glen Cove, NY to Paul Peter Willis Sr., an ad executive for American Airlines, and Elizabeth Westrom Willis. He was raised in Great Neck, Long Island, New York with his sister, Dawn Willis Moore, until moving to Chicago. He graduated from Wheaton Academy in 1966. He graduated from Wheaton College of IL in 1970 with a degree in sociology. Peter was the distinguished military graduate from Wheaton College and entered the Army in 1970 as an artillery officer. He was honorably discharged in 1972. He was part of the community fellowship at the Church of the Reedemer of Houston, Texas from 1972 to 1980. He married the love of his life, Susan Margaret Ladd Willis, on June 25th, 1977. They had the first of their two children, Paul Peter Willis III, in Houston, TX and moved to Amarillo in 1983, where they had their second son Richard. Peter worked as the Vice President of Alpha Pavement Technologies until pursuing a change of career in 1995. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1997 and was awarded his Masters in Social Work.

After working for Quest Hospital for a couple of years, he began working at BSA Hospice of Amarillo as a counselor and continued there for the remainder of his career. He was gifted at bringing peace to those in difficult situations and spent much of his life sharing his capacity for love and compassion with those who knew him. He was an avid motorcyclist, carpenter, tinkerer, and racquetball player. He lived life with great joy and quiet faith. He will be dearly missed.

Peter was preceded in death by his mother and father, his step-father, Bill Bechler, his niece, Wendy Bostrom, his nephew, David Bostrom, and his half-brother, John Willis. He is survived by his wife, Susan Willis; his son Paul, wife Laura and their daughter Anika; his son Richard; his sister and brother-in-law, Dawn and Fred Moore; his parents-in-law, Frank and Peggy Ladd; and his brothers-in-law, Richard Ladd and wife Patty and daughter Madison; John Ladd; Tom Ladd and wife Christian and their children, Thomas and Catherine; and Steve Ladd.

The family suggests memorials to BSA Hospice, 600 N Tyler St., Amarillo, TX 79107 or St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Amarillo 1601 S Georgia St, Amarillo, TX 79102.

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Loren Russell Howe, Sr.

Howe-Obit-Pic-300x270Loren Russell Howe, Sr., 80, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Mark Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Howe was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Kearney, NE. He was the youngest son of Walter and Ida Howe. He married his childhood sweetheart, Jean M Toole Howe, and they resided in Amarillo for 56 wonderful years until her death in 2011.

He served in the US Air Force as an A & E instructor hydraulics specialist and was stationed at the Amarillo AFB until leaving the service in 1958. He then joined the Amarillo Police Department and served from 1958 to 1965. During this time, he also moonlighted doing construction work, primarily home building. He left the police department and went to work at the Pantex plant as an industrial photographer where he retired in 2011 after 45 years of dedicated service. While at Pantex, he received many honors and awards from the plant for his work on multiple projects and his dedication to excellence in his job.

He was deeply loved by his family who will miss his wisdom, dry wit and generous spirit.

He was a Master Mason in the San Jacinto lodge in Amarillo, TX. He was an avid photographer and loved photographing local nature and scenic views. He dedicated many Friday nights at the local stadium as the unofficial photographer for the Caprock High School band while assisting his wife who was the sponsor for the Caprock flag corp. He was a crossword fanatic and regularly worked the crosswords in the local and national papers. He enjoyed observing people and passing on his mechanical and photographic skills to those willing to learn. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist church for 23 years until the doors of the church closed.

He is preceded in death by his two brothers; Merle of Ogden UT and Milo of Laramie, WY; and three sisters; Beth Ella of California, Ruth Ellen of Elgin, IL, and Lona Mae, of Kearney, NE.

Survivors include a son, Loren Howe, Jr., and wife, Nancy of Amarillo; his three grandchildren, whom he delighting in spoiling rotten, James, 24 and Jerod, 22; both of Amarillo, and Jasmine who recently relocated to Langhorne, PA., and enumerable nieces, nephews, close friends whom he considered as his own children and grandchildren, and many friends who will also miss him dearly.

The family will be at 7512 Challenge Dr and request that any memorials or donations be made to BSA Hospice of Amarillo, PO Box 950, Amarillo, TX, 79105.

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Michelle Kristine Reed

b3451ff0-86e0-4fb0-bebc-037aec4f9035FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel with Glen Walton, pastor of Bell Avenue Church of Christ and Danny Mize, pastor of Hospice Care of the Southwest officiating.

Michelle was born on January 14, 1972 to Ed and Cindy Reed in Pampa, Texas. Michelle graduated from Amarillo High and was a member of Hillside Christian Church. Michelle had a love for children and was especially fond of children who were sick or disabled. She would sit with children at the Tucson Children’s Medical Center and talk to them while they waited for the appointments. She sponsored several children in World Vision. Michelle also had a love of animals espiecally her dog Addie. She was also was a volunteer for SPCA.

Preceded in death by her grandparents.

Survivors include; her parents Ed and Cindy Reed of Amarillo; A sister Lori Hagler and husband David of Amarillo; a brother Michael and wife Tess of Houston; her fiance’ Kevin Collingsworth of Pampa; five neices Brittni, Madasyn, Maylian, Abrey and Shyah and one nephew Brigden and one great niece Teagan.

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