Gwen Seales

Seales-Obit-Pic (1)Gwen Seales, 75, of Amarillo die Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. Howard K. Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at 3:00 p.m., in Ochiltree Cemetery in Perryton. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Gwen was born May 24, 1938, in Moyer, OK to Harlan and Nora Ihrig. She worked as the church secretary at First Baptist Church in Tahoka, Shattuck, Oklahoma and Perryton. She also worked as the librarian at First Baptist Church in Memphis and taught Sunday school and sang in the choir at First Baptist Church in Amarillo. She was a Pink Lady for several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn E. Seales; a daughter, Andra Seales; a son, Stephen Wayne Seales.

Survivors include two daughters, Regina Lynne Dykes and husband Marty of Amarillo and Angelia Hopkins and husband David of Centerville, Ohio; a brother, Jack Ihrig of Rhode Island; five grandchildren, Chandis Schoenhals, Christopher Seales, Ashli Hopkins, Alex Hopkins and Nicole Hopkins; and a great-grandchild, Andra Seales.

The family suggests memorials be made to American Cancer Society, 3915 S. Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

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James “Jim” Tash

jim-tash-obituaryJames “Jim” Tash

December 4, 1940 – January 30, 2014

James “Jim” Tash passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014. Funeral Services will be Monday, February 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel with Jason Archuleta officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter.

Jim was born on December 4, 1940 in Anadarko, Oklahoma to James and Mildred Tash. He graduated from Anadarko High School and moved to Amarillo. Jim drove a truck for Levi Strauss for 23 years. He was always driving a truck and was a hardworking man. Jim loved country music, watching western movies and the Lifetime channel. He also liked working on his old “T-Bird” in his shop.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his best friend and mother of his 2 daughters, Sharon Curry: 2 daughters Jamie Garten and husband Darrel and Jennifer Bouressa and fiance Travis Homer, all of Amarillo; 2 grandchildren James Bouressa and Shelby Garten, both of Amarillo; 2 step-sisters, Dianne Fox and husband Earl of Williamsburg, NM and Deborah Cook of Sweetwater; 2 step-brothers, Bill Cook and wife Helen of Issaquah, WA and Michael Halle Cook and wife Debbie of Houston.

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Betty Gauthier

173_Betty_GauthierBetty Gauthier, 66, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Cox Funeral Home Benton Chapel with the Rev. Dale Bigham officiating. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Betty was born Jan. 5, 1948, in St. Albans, Vt., to Ralph Garrett and Marion Couter.

She graduated from Milton High School in Milton, Vt. On July 19, 1975, she married Maurice Gauthier in Milton.

Betty was a very giving and generous person. She had a heart for the homeless and volunteered many times at homeless centers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother.

Survivors include her husband, Maurice Gauthier; four sons, JD Gauthier of Arkansas, Daniel Gauthier and wife Stacey of Largo, Fla., Adam Gauthier of Iowa Park and Lucas Gauthier and wife Christina and their two
daughters, Isabelle and Sophia Gauthier, all of Albuquerque, N.M.; four sisters; and four brothers., 66, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Cox Funeral Home Benton Chapel with the Rev. Dale Bigham officiating. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Betty was born Jan. 5, 1948, in St. Albans, Vt., to Ralph Garrett and Marion Couter.

She graduated from Milton High School in Milton, Vt. On July 19, 1975, she married Maurice Gauthier in Milton.

Betty was a very giving and generous person. She had a heart for the homeless and volunteered many times at homeless centers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother.

Survivors include her husband, Maurice Gauthier; four sons, JD Gauthier of Arkansas, Daniel Gauthier and wife Stacey of Largo, Fla., Adam Gauthier of Iowa Park and Lucas Gauthier and wife Christina and their two
daughters, Isabelle and Sophia Gauthier, all of Albuquerque, N.M.; four sisters; and four brothers.

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Marilyn M. Cates

173_Marilyn_M._CatesMarilyn M. Cates, 83, died January 27, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church with Howard K. Batson officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Cox Funeral Home.

Marilyn M. Cates was born on September 30, 1930 in Logan, West Virginia to Goldie and Ralph Mayer. After graduating high school in Sarasota, Florida she attended Emory Crawford Long Hospital School of Nursing. On April 28, 1950 in Dexter, New Mexico, she married the love of her life, Acie H. Cates, Jr. They raised two daughters, Cynthia and Julie in Roswell, New Mexico and were members of First Baptist Church. When they moved to Amarillo in 1978, Marilyn became involved with church and community activities. She taught fourth and six grade Sunday School classes at First Baptist Church of Amarillo for many years. Thursday Bible Study and lunch with friends was a highlight for her each week. She was strong in her Christian faith and walk. Marilyn served on the board of the Red Cross of Amarillo for five years. She played the piano beautifully, enjoyed many bridge games, and maintained a passion for reading. After her husband’s retirement, they enjoyed traveling around the world and visiting their children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her immediate family, church family, and a host of dear friends will dearly miss Marilyn.

She is survived by her husband, Acie and their daughters, Cynthia and her husband John Edge of Spring, Texas and Julie and her husband Dr. Ronald Hargraves of Wheeling, West Virginia; four grandchildren, Amy and her husband Joseph Gonzales, Erik Burket and his wife Heather, Emily and her husband David Hancock; six great grandchildren: William Gonzales, Ava, Hudson, and Miles Burket; Lillian and George Hancock.

Family will accept friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

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Rodney Len Fields

RodneyFieldsggmRodney Len Fields, 44, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Paramount Baptist Deaf Church with Pastor Darrell Bonjour as eulogist. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.

Rodney Len Fields was born Jan. 7, 1970, in Memphis to Nellie Faye Grays and R.L. Fields. He spent his childhood days in Amarillo before leaving to attend Texas School for the Deaf in Austin, where he graduated in 1988. He worked at several business establishments, including Amarillo Hardware, Target and FedEx. He was a member of Paramount Baptist Deaf Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, R.L. Fields, and a sister, Pamela Hendrix.

Survivors include his mother, Nellie Faye Grays of Amarillo; his wife, Patricia Haro-Fields of San Angelo; a son, Roderick Fields of Amarillo; two daughters, Jessica Haro and Jacqueline Fields, both of San Angelo; three brothers, Cecil Hendrix of Manona, Iowa, and Joe Hendrix and wife Elizabeth and Garrick Hendrix and wife Latasha, all of Amarillo; and a sister, Robbie Maddox and husband Jerome of Killeen.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Carl Scott Nisbet Jr.

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Nisbet-Then-Pic-201x300Carl Scott Nisbet Jr., 87, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.Nisbet Then Pic

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Park Place Towers, 1300 S. Harrison with Chaplain Jerry Bell, Worley Kennedy, pastor of Faith Bible Church in Pampa, David Brack, pastor of Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church in Amarillo and Dr. Roger Hubbard, of Lake Tanglewood Community Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Scott was born to Carl S. Nisbet and Helen Hall Nisbet in Denver, Colo. on April 27, 1926. He graduated from Westport High School in 1943, in Kansas City, MO where the family moved shortly after his birth.

He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1955 with an Engineering degree after serving in the U.S. Army. He and Bobbie Lee Harris were married Dec. 31, 1951 in San Angelo. They enjoyed many wonderful trips around the world.

The family moved to Pampa where Scott worked with Cabot Engineering retiring in 1983, retiring again in 1996 from Celanese Chemical Co.

While at UT, he was president of Acacia Fraternity, and he was a proud Eagle Scout awarded during earlier years. He lived the Boy Scout code by example and was respected by all. In Pampa he was active in Gray County Republican Party, Faith Bible Church, Gray County Genealogy Society and Panhandle Instrument Society.

As an only child who was loved and adored by his parents he received the same love from his wife and children for 62 years. A new group of friends at Park Place Towers and Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church shared the same love and respect for this gentle, kind, sweet man who will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-in-law, Curtis and Joe Henry Harris; a son-in-law, Gary Richardson; and a daughter-in-law, Susan K. Nisbet.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Nisbet, of the home; a son, Mike Nisbet of Amarillo; three daughters, Lee Harris and husband Wes of Farmers Branch, Susan Richardson of Texarkana, and Janet Tipton and husband Michael of Wheeler; a cousin, Tommy Nisbet and wife Mary Lou of Amarillo; a niece, Celia Hedges and husband Walt of Pinedale, AZ; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and ten step great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Pampa Senior Citizens, 500 W. Francis, Pampa, TX 79065; Faith Bible Church, PO Box 1645, Pampa, TX 79065, Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, 7801 SW 34th, Amarillo, TX 79121; or to charities of choice.

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Tim Wade Weaver

Weaver-Obit-Pic-223x300Tim Wade Weaver, 51, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Oasis Southwest Baptist Church with Bradley Speer officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Tim was born May 23, 1962, in Farmington, NM to Robert and Helen Weaver. He graduated from Caprock High School in 1980 and earned an Associate’s degree from Amarillo College in the R.N. program. He worked at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital as an R.N. in the Cath Lab. He loved to lay tile, work with wood and work on cars. He loved his Texas Tech Red Raiders.

He was preceded in death by his father, R.H. Weaver.

Survivors include his wife Stephnee Weaver of Amarillo; two sons, Ryan Weaver and Kyle Weaver, both of Amarillo; two daughters, Annie Green and husband Jason of Owasso, OK and Robyn Thompson and husband Billy of Amarillo; a stepdaughter, Madison Cook of Amarillo; a stepson, Seth Hagemeier and wife Gena of Houston; his mother, Helen Weaver of Amarillo; a brother, Rodney Weaver and wife Angie of Amarillo; two sisters, Rhonda Matthews of Springfield, MO and Judy Nunn and husband Craig of Amarillo; and six grandchildren, Trevor, Brayson, Kyleigh and Daxton Green, Dejana Thompson and Gage Hagemeier.

The family suggests memorial be made to Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center, 1500 Wallace Boulevard, Amarillo, TX 79106.

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Lynn Tucker

Tucker-Obit-PicLynn Tucker, 70, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.

A memorial gathering will be from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lynn was born Nov. 23, 1943, in Michigan City, IN to Glen and Arlene Clinger. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Tucker and her son, Billy Tucker.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Fischbacher and husband Marcel of Dumas; a son, Jeff Tucker and wife Dawn of Amarillo; four sisters, Sharon Springer of Lafayette, IN, Ruth Ann Janis of LaPorte, IN, Judy Moran and Janet Clinger, both of Michigan City; three grandchildren, Taren Tucker, Jessica Fischbacher and Landen Tucker.

The family suggests memorial donations to Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Development Office 716 Mt. Airyshire Blvd., Suite 100 Columbus, OH 43235.

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Lindy Bob Stuart

173_Lindy_Bob_StuaryLindy Bob Stuart, 61, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

No services are scheduled. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Bob was born Feb. 29, 1952, in Portsmouth, Va., to Robert Leon and Joyce Stuart. He died peacefully at his home on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

He spent most of his life in Amarillo and eastern Iowa. He served in the Army as a young man, and worked for the government for the last 11 years. Bob fell in love with music when the Beatles invaded America. He was a talented, self-taught musician and songwriter who could play multiple instruments, and was a member of many bands over his lifetime.

A lifelong baseball enthusiast, he was a devoted
Chicago Cubs fan, and loved coaching his sons baseball teams. He also loved fishing and golfing with his friends and family.

Survivors include a
daughter, Emily Stuart-Carr; four sons, Joseph and Jesse Simpson and Shaun and Casey Stuart; his brothers, Kelly and Kyle Stuart; a sister, Lori Stuart; and his mother, Joyce Cheek of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be to Amarillo VA Veterans Social Problems Fund.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funera

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Kit Randall Walvoord

Walvoord-Obit-Pic-250x300Kit Randall Walvoord, 56, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Howard Griffin, senior pastor officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Kit was born Oct. 20, 1957, in Amarillo, to David and Peggy Walvoord. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1976 and earned a Bachelor’s degree from West Texas University. Kit served in the Navy where he was stationed on a nuclear power sub. He taught math in Odessa for two years and then moved back to Amarillo. He owned and operated Kit’s Silver Age Comics for many years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a son, Kirk Walvoord of Amarillo; his parents, David and Peggy Walvoord of Amarillo; two brothers, Dr. Keith Walvoord and wife Kim of San Angelo and Scott Walvoord and wife Amy of Nashville, TN; two nephews, Tyler and Preston; and three nieces, Caroline, Catherine and Katie Grace.

The family suggests memorials be made to Presbyterian Children’s Home, 3400 Bowie St, Amarillo, TX 79109; Meals On Wheels, 219 W. Seventh Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101; or to a favorite charity.

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