Justina Aguilera

800b9311ace445d486d025edc437adb4Justina Aguilera, 85, of Amarillo died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

Services will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Justina was born Sept. 26, 1928, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Guadalupe and Refugio Ortega.

Survivors include her five children, Maria E. Aguilera, Mercedes Aguilera, Manuel Aguilera, Maria E. Canava, all of Amarillo, and Sylvia Hernandez of Carrollton; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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Darrell Ricketson

081c4869df344505ad5509b2b07928e4Darrell Ricketson, 58, of Dumas died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Lubbock.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors at Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Darrell was born March 12, 1955, in Waycross, Ga., to L.B. and Erma Ricketson. He graduated in 1974 from Pampa High School. He had worked in the grocery business most of his life. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always told great stories.

Darrell married Peggy Lowrie on Oct. 28, 1976, in Pampa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leonard Ricketson and Larry Ricketson; and a sister, Velma Massey.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Ricketson of Dumas; a daughter, Lisa Ricketson of Amarillo;

three brothers, Alvin Ricketson of Duncanville, Tommy Ricketson and wife Moon Sook of Buford, Ga., and Jerry Ricketson of Tulsa, Okla.; and a sister, Carolyn Taylor of Blackshear, Ga.

The family suggests memorials be to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 6222 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, TX 79109.

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Nancy Edwards Jesko

Jesko-Nancy-Obit-Photo-216x300Nancy Edwards Jesko, 69, of Amarillo died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. As a Christian, she is now in heaven with God.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Hillside Christian Church, West Campus, with Tommy Politz officiating and Greg Corona leading music. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Nancy Edwards Jesko was born on Nov. 8, 1943, in Amarillo to Calvin and Anna Edwards and was the oldest of four children. She graduated from Hereford High School in 1962 and went on to attend the University of Texas. Nancy married Herman Andrew Jesko on May 29, 1964, in Austin, Texas. Nancy’s true passion was her husband and family; married to Herman for 49 years, she was the mother of four children and grandmother of twelve.

Nancy attended Hillside Christian Church and was passionate about serving others. She especially liked to cook for those in need and was known for her exceptional culinary skills. Nancy was a creative individual and enjoyed needlepointing, painting, sewing and photography. Nancy loved working in the garden, especially with her roses. As a Certified Master Gardner, she spent time volunteering at the Veteran’s Memorial Garden and Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Herman; her son, Brent Jesko and wife Michelle, grandsons, Zach and Trevor, and granddaughter, Amber; her daughter, Kim Sturgeon and husband John, grandson, Jackson, and granddaughter, Alix; her son, Doug Jesko, grandsons, Smith, Bishop, and Noble; her son, Scott Jesko and wife Tyra, grandson, Aiden, granddaughters, Kynlee, Kaytlee, and soon to be Baby Jesko.

Nancy is also survived by two sisters, Jan Brorman and Karen Smith, and brother, Wayne Edwards, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Anna Edwards.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Carenet Crisis Pregnancy Center of Amarillo, 6709 Woodward St, Amarillo, TX 79106; or Faith City Mission, Faith City Mission, 401 W. Second Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101-1511.

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Lottie Akard Powell

d8c4ce24b892449995c06999d5a29b9bLottie Akard Powell, 96, passed on September 27, 2013

A celebration of Lottie’s life will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, September 27, 2013 in Second Baptist Church, 419 N. Buchanan, with Dr. Charles Jones officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.

Lottie was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, one of 12 children. She was a long-time member of Second Baptist Church which was the focus of her life, second only to her family. She was a homemaker and a public school and High Plains Baptist Hospital cafeteria worker.

Lottie had a special connection to her grandsons – all of whom were “perfect” according to her.

A special thank you to everyone at Ware Living Center for the loving care given to our mother.

She is survived by her son, Don and daughter, Joyce Ann and their spouses; four grandsons and wives; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.

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Loveta Lowery

Fall Candle EnsembleLoveta Lowery, age 83, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 30, at Memory Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Chaplain Jeff Messer officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.

Loveta was born in Brownsville, Texas, January 26, 1930 to Salis and Rose Evans. She married T. J. Lowery on July 3, 1949, in Happy, Texas. She was a housewife for more than 50 years and worked Out Reach Health Care for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, and two sisters.

Loveta is survived by four daughters; Patricia Clark and husband Glen of Denver, CO., Cathy Janow and husband Randal, Beverly Kirsch and husband Von, and Debra Moore and husband Kevin all of Amarillo; two sisters, Marie Prosser of Amarillo, and Florene Evans of Canyon; seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Don & Sybil Harrington Foundation-BSA Hospice Olivia’s Angels, 1600 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79106.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 29, at the funeral home.

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Jerry Glynn Stephens

eb750f6d-745c-4bf2-97f6-30d388a79d2cJerry Glynn Stephens 67 died Friday, September 27, 2013. He was born November 2, 1945 in Greenville, Texas. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.

Jerry loved music all his life and as a young man was a professional drummer. He liked all types of music but rock and roll was his favorite. He performed with many different bands including guest appearances with Loretta Lynn and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Jerry’s adult career was spent in the office machine business. Being raised with sisters, he had a passion for clothes and shoes. When he retired he worked part-time in a women’s shoe store. The ladies loved Jerry’s positive attitude and appreciated all his fashion advice as well.

Jerry accepted Christ as his Savior at a young age and had a deep faith in our Lord. He was a long-time faithful member of First Baptist Church in Amarillo. Recently Jerry was involved in starting a new Sunday School Class with his wife, Mary.

Jerry contracted West Nile Virus Encephalitis and died following a short hospital stay. He would have been deeply touched had he known the overwhelming love and support that was extended to Mary and to himself during that time. Thank you special friends.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary, sister, Beverly and brother-in-law, Larry Warren, sister, Carole and brother-in-law, David Cantrell and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Evelyn Stephens, five brothers and one sister.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, 9/30 in First Baptist Church Sanctuary with Dr. Howard Batson officiating.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Ministries.

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Frances “Fran” Roscoe

4ae6314f-e0e5-4243-bf00-86b3cf3ff1b6Frances “Fran” Roscoe passed away Friday, September 27 in Amarillo. Services will be held Tuesday, October 1 at 2:00 pm in the chapel at Hillside Christian Church at Hillside and Soncy with Rev. Mike Nuthman, Pastor Larry Mitchell, of the First Baptist Church in Wheeler, officiating and V.A. Trussell to assist with services. Burial will be in Llano East Cemetery.

Frances was born December 16, 1940 in Memphis, Texas to Ardell and LaVerne Trussell. She was the second child of five children. She grew up in the Wichita Falls area and the Pantex community. She attended schools in Panhandle. She graduated from Beauty School as a hair dresser and sold beauty supplies for different companies. In 1966, she moved to Overland Park, Kansas and later to Fort Worth. She and her family returned to Amarillo in 1976 where she worked for Wiley Hicks Construction Company and then worked for Doctor Baay. Frances married Fred Roscoe in 1988 and at that time moved to Dumas and became a homemaker.

Frances was a woman of many talents. She was gifted in flower arranging, gardening, and canning foods. She was an excellent cook, and her family agrees that her fried chicken was the best. She also worked with stain glass, creating beautiful step stone creations.

She was a loving mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and wife. She especially delighted in her grandchildren. She prayed for strides to be made in the treatment of Autism and believed there would be a cure for her grandson, Josh, and dreamed of his growing up strong and healthy. Along with that, she prayed for a cure for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes for her granddaughter, Mackenzie. Her hopes were that her granddaughters would live life to the fullest and be as successful in life as their mothers whom she raised as a single mom. She wanted all of her grandchildren not to “set life out” but to DANCE. She was also tickled with delight with her only great-granddaughter, Tynlee and wished for her beautiful blessings. She was so proud of her family. They were her “opus.”

We, her family, will miss her in every way, and after her diagnosis of stomach cancer in 2011, she taught each one of us the stance of a warrior. She surprised not only her children and family, but the medical community who treated her in outliving every time line set for her. She was a fighter and taught us the meaning of “spunk. “

As a family, we would like to thank Dr. Shane Holloway and his staff along with Jennifer Conrad, Dr. Weis, Dr. Leak, and the sweet nurses with Hospice Care of the Southwest.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred; a sister, Ginger Dungan; and a beloved aunt, Goldie.

Survivors include her four beautiful daughters: Denise Huebner of Austin; Terri Gately and husband Martin of Amarillo; Stefanie Jones and husband David of Wheeler; and Melanie Porter and husband Wade of Bushland. Other survivors include two sisters: Sharon Rivers of Hamilton, Ohio, and Cindy Cotgreave and husband Bruce of Amarillo; one brother: V.A. Trussell and wife Alta of Mansfield. Precious grandchildren: Jennifer Murray and husband Derek; Maggie and Shelby Jones; Mackenzie, Avery, and Josh Porter of Bushland; and one great-granddaughter Tynlee Murray. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. She is survived also by a life- long friend, Juanita Tortella, of Amarillo.

Visitation will be Monday, September 30, from 6 to 7 pm at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia Street.
Gifts can be made to www.autismspeaks.org or the Panhandle Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at 3611 Soncy Road Suite 6-A, 79121 in memory of Frances Roscoe.

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Bobby Dean Burch

5ea7939612a241caac9564279126392eMEMORIAL SERVICES: 10:00 AM Monday, Sept, 30, 2013 at the LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Home, Coulter Road Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter Road, Amarillo, Texas with Garre LaGrone officiating.

BIOGRAPHY: Bob was born in Sweetwater, TX on March 23, 1947 unto Roy and Naomi Morris Burch. He died peacefully ay home surrounded by loved ones. Bobby was the youngest of three sons and grew up in Dumas and moved to Amarillo in the early 70’s. He served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968 receiving an honorable discharge. He worked for 31 years for Colorado Interstate Gas Company as a repairman. He was a faithful member of AA for 25 years. Bob was a lifelong learner, curious and loved projects and his animals. There was nothing he couldn’t fix. He loved the outdoors and gave himself freely to others and had a host of friends. He loved life and his family very much. The family requests the honor of your presence in joining together for a potluck lunch of fellowship and celebration of life immediately following the service at Moss Lane 3512 Moss Lane in Amarillo.

PRECEDED BY: his parents, a son Jonathan and a brother Jerry

SURVIVORS: his wife Susan of the home, his special friend, former wife and mother of his children Rosamary Burch., his daughter Melissa Robinson and husband Jason of Rhinelander, WI, a son William Burch of Amarillo, a brother Troy Burch and wife Joan of Junction, TX and sister in law Fern Burch of Cash, OK. Eight grandchildren, Chantal, Shiann, Raeleigh, Mariah, Jordon, Crislyn, Lexi, and Brooklyn a special nephew Everett Daniel who cared for Bobby for many years along with other nieces and nephews.

MEMORIALS: Charity of your choice

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Chris Edward Pace

5253be10-038a-4a5b-b03f-ca1a72bae595VISITATION: Saturday, September 28, 2013 11:00 am until service time

FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00PM Saturday, September 28, 2013 at LaGrone- Blackburn-Shaw Coulter Road Chapel with Pat Phelps officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas. Arrangements are by LaGrone- Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors. The family requests that casual attire be worn to the services. Military Honors are by DAV Chapter 26.

Chris was born on November 28, 1948 in Amarillo to George and Ethel Pace. Chris graduated from the “old” Amarillo High School. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Chris worked as a supervisor in the Waste Department with the City of Amarillo until he retired after 30 years of service. Chris enjoyed a good cup of coffee and could always be found drinking coffee with his buddies every morning. Family and Scouts (Troop 62) were a huge part of his life. Chris was an avid reader and could read a novel in a day.

PRECEDED IN DEATH: by his parents.

SURVIVORS: Two sons, Heath Pace and wife Leslie and Jarec Pace and wife Leeann, both of Amarillo; one brother John Pace and wife Sharon of Amarillo; three grandchildren: Mindy, Christopher and Brianna, all of Amarillo.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: Boy Scouts Troop 62, 10000 Webb Road, Amarillo, Texas 79108

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Estelle G. Pandolfi

5dfa4ba884d04b72a83b625031825d69Estelle G. Pandolfi, 92 of Amarillo, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 27, 2013 in Brentwood Chapel at Schooler Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with the Rev. Scott Raef as celebrant. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.

Estelle was born May 14, 1921 in Slatersville, Rhode Island to George and Florida Constantineau. She married the love of her life, Alfred J. Pandolfi, and they were married 64 years until his passing in November 2006.

Estelle was an excellent seamstress and created many beautiful, fashionable garments during her career. She was a long time member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Estelle was a friend to anyone who knew her and delighted in helping others. It was her grandchildren that her world revolved around, and they were the lights of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Freddie; an infant daughter and her seven siblings.

She is lovingly survived by her two sons, Alfred Pandolfi of Arlington and Gerald Pandolfi and his wife Pam of Canyon; three grandchildren, Andrew Pandolfi and his wife Tara of San Antonio, Ryan Pandolfi and his wife Kandy of Ft. Worth and Megan Edwards and her husband Josh of Amarillo; and seven great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 4100 South Coulter, 79121 or a favorite charity.

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