Elvira Marquez

1317368_profile_picElvira Marquez, 82, of Dimmitt passed away, Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Dimmitt. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Dimmitt at 2:00 PM with Pastor Salvador Carrasco officiating. Prayer service will be Friday evening at 6:00PM at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt.

Elvira was born October 19, 1931 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Guadalupe and Rosaura Garcia Granados.

Elvira has been a resident of Dimmitt for 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a homemaker all of her life.

She is survived by her children; Hector “Joel” Marquez, Ismael Marquez, Patricia Torres and Blanca Nino all of Dimmitt. 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Hector Marquez, one daughter Minerva Chaparro and 2 brothers.

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Evelyn L. Barnes

photoggbarnesEvelyn L. Barnes, 48, died May 26, 2014.

Services will be Saturday May 31, 2014 at 11:00am at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Bishop James Mims, Pastor and Reverend Alford Sanders, as eulogist.

Evelyn L. Barnes, formerly of Hereford, Texas died in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born August 11, 1966, in Dimmitt, Texas, to Syra Sanders Traylor and Aquilla Harrison.

She is survived by her siblings, Cynthia Sapp, Sherrita Traylor, Judy Calloway, Gregory Harrison, all of Amarillo, Texas. Four Children: Schronda Price (Johnny), of Amarillo, Texas. Kerry Barnes Jr. (Kendra) of Arlington, Texas. Brandon Barnes and Lacy Barnes (Jason) both of Amarillo, Texas. A special friend; Johnny Hall of Tulsa, Oklahoma. And, 14 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday at Funeral home from 1pm to 6pm.

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Marvin Frank Mester

Mester-Obit-Pic-2-233x300Marvin Frank Mester, 75, of Casa Grande, AZ, died Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo.

After a short battle with cancer, he passed away peacefully in his sleep.

Marvin was born July 9, 1938, in South Saint Paul, Minnesota to Frank and Anna Mester. He graduated from Farmington High School in Farmington, Minnesota. Marvin married Janet Evonne Brusven on April 18, 1959, in St. Paul. He was the owner and operator of Mester’s Auto Sales and Salvage, Amarillo, TX. Marvin was an avid Harley Davidson Motorcycle rider, antique toy collector and was a member of antique tractor clubs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna (Schleh) and Frank Mester; and a brother, Roger Mester.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Evonne Mester; daughters, Renee Dawn Mester Friemel and husband Stephen and Sandra Kay Mester, all of Amarillo, TX and Sharon Lynn Mester Watson and husband Chad of Bushland, TX; a son, Randy Keith Mester and wife SuLynn of Childress; grandchildren, Bradley Walker, Kristen Hughes, Jessie Casey, Stephanie Friemel, Ty Watson and Madison Watson; a great-grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

Thank you to the family and friends who were so caring, loving and supportive during this time. A special thank you to Harmony Hospice of Casa Grande, AZ.

The family suggests memorials be made to Salvation Army, 1333 N Center Ave, Casa Grande, AZ, US, 85122; or to Harmony Hospice 201 E Cottonwood Lane, Suite 2, Casa Grande, AZ, US, 85122.

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Lois Jean Bassham

Bassham-Obit-Pic-213x300Lois Jean Bassham, 80, of Dumas, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. J. McGaughy, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Lois was born Nov. 26, 1933, in Dalhart to Floyd and Lavern Sewell. She was a nurse for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and a grandson.

Survivors include four daughters, Linette Collins, LeiLani Collins and Lois Black, all of Dumas, and Lynn Bowers of Dalhart; three sons, Franklin Holt of Dalhart, Todd Holt of Perryton and Chuck Holt of Dallas; twenty grandchildren; and thirty-four great-grandchildren.

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Heidi Janelle Suarez

2535450Services are to be held at Cornerstone Church, Wheeler, Texas on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Pastor Carmen Cano will be officiating. Burial will follow in Wheeler Cemetery.

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Joe E. Tucker

Tucker-Obit-Pic-205x300Joe E. Tucker, 67, of Newlin, died Friday, May 23, 2014.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega with Johnny Snider of Travis Baptist Church in Memphis officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega; 110 Main.

Joe was born July 9, 1946, in Clarksville to William and Verna Tucker. He married Paulette Wood on April 15, 1965, in Vega. Joe was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Amanda, on Aug. 27, 1967.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Paulette Tucker, of the home; two sons, Cape Tucker and wife Teresa Ann of Ogden, Utah and Corey Tucker and wife Mary Lee of Newlin; three brothers, Tommy Tucker and Jerry Tucker, both of Vega and Harold Tucker of Hereford; two sisters, Martha Hammons of El Salvador and Brenda Goheen of Hereford; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from Noon – 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the cemetery

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Doris W. Reid

Reid-Obit-Pic-200x300Doris W. Reid, 78, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

A memorial gathering will be from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Doris W. Reid was born June 24, 1935, in Earth to Paul Watson Welch & Rena Hooten Welch.

An avid reader, Doris’ obsession was anything and everything England. She could tell you everything about England from the history of the country itself to everything about the Royal family and beyond. Doris and her late husband, Bob, traveled to England and Scotland in 1995, fulfilling a lifelong dream of Doris’.

Anyone who knew Doris knew that she loved her books. Her granddaughter Avalon counted all of the books in her Mimi’s house and it came to 1,946; this was all of the books Mimi loved to surround herself with and she had read every single one of them and then listed the read in one of her many “book books”, where she wrote a synopsis of a book and her thoughts on the read.

As well as sharing her love of reading with her family, she also shared it with the world in the form of her own book store, Time & Again Old Book Shoppe, on 6th Street in Amarillo, for over 10 years. She closed the shoppe in 1997 to get ready for the birth of her beloved Avalon and to travel the country with Bob.

Doris enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and had fun going to the Polk Street Cruise with them every year and cruising in a 1968 Camaro convertible. Her daughter Kristen always made sure to include Doris in all family festivities to get her out of the house, including wild birthday parties, fun family dinners out and trips to the Canyon Country Club to see the deer and lightening bugs.

Doris was married to Jack Dirickson in 1956 for almost 17 years, in a union that produced two children, Steve & Dona. Jack died in August 1999.

Doris married Bob Reid in the summer of 1974 until Bob’s death of ALS in Feb. 2012.

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show, to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

Survivors include her daughter, Kristen & husband Donny Hunt, of Amarillo and their children, Avalon, Bradyn, Austin & Grayson (Ladybug); her son, Steve and wife Angela of Washington; her daughter Dona & husband Wade Clements of Amarillo and their children, Christina Barnett & Paige Clements; her great-grandson, Eli; her sister, Valta Trusty and husband James, of Pampa; and her favorite nephew, Philip Trusty of Dallas.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to ALS TDI in memory of both Bob & Doris W. Reid at ALS TDI 300 Technology Square Suite 400, Cambridge, Mass. 02139.

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Michael Neil Harris

450_memorialMichael Neil Harris, 50, of Amarillo died Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Michael was born on March 27, 1964 in Amarillo to Edwin and Carla Harris. He was raised in Amarillo, graduating from Amarillo High School in 1983. He started at Santa Fe Railroad in 1983 working in track maintenance until the time of his death. He loved the railroad and the men that he worked with. Michael married his high school sweetheart, Teri Coffey on November 10, 1984 in Amarillo. He enjoyed woodworking and loved to golf immensely. He frequently traveled playing golf and especially enjoyed his trips to play at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Michael was active in boy scouts. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded bronze, silver and gold palms. His quick wit and sense of humor will be missed by his family and many, many friends.

He is survived by his wife, Teri Harris of Amarillo; 2 daughters, Burkley Harris of Lubbock and Macie Harris of Amarillo, who he loved to the moon and past; parents, Edwin and Carla Harris of Amarillo; brother, Gregory Harris and wife Rebecca of Amarillo; in-laws, Jerry and Lou Osborn of Claude; brother-in-law, Michael Coffey of Amarillo and many nieces and a nephew who loved him very much.

He was preceded in death by his aunt, Sue Burton; grandparents, Ed and LaRue Burton and Vance and Mildred Harris.

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Andrea Flores Sapien

andrea-sapien-obituaryVisitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at LBS Martin Road Chapel. Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at LBS Martin Road Chapel. Liturgy of the Word will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014 at LBS Martin Road Chapel with burial in Llano Cemetery East.

Andrea left this world in peace at her home. She was born to Manuel and Petra Flores in Jamestown, ND. Andrea was one of eight children and was raised in several areas of the United States. On May 30, 1945 Andrea married her soul mate Julian Sapien Sr. in Lampasas and was married to him for 68 years. Andrea was a wife, homemaker and mother and her doors were always open to anyone in need. Her Casa was your Casa. On June 8th at 5:54 p.m. at BSA hospital, both Julian and Andrea confessed the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Andrea will be greatly missed, but not forgotten. She had a fighting spirit but a warm heart. Today she walks hand in hand with the Lord Jesus Christ. We love you Mom. Andrea is preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings and her husband Julian in 2013.
SURVIVORS: Five Sons and two daughters, Sally Jimenez and husband Ray of Colorado Springs, CO, Rudy Sapien and wife Rosalie, Julian Sapien Jr., Fred Sapien and wife Melissa, Frances Tinajero and husband Rick, Eddie Sapien, Johnny Sapien and wife Hopie, all of Amarillo; 29 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

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Donald Schmehr

generic doveDonald Schmehr, 80, of Spearman, passed away on May 27, 2014. Services will be on Friday May 30, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at the Scared Heart Catholic Church in Spearman with Father Gregory Bunyan officiating. Burial will be at the Hansford Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers of Spearman.

Donald was born on Feb. 25, 1934 to Joseph Wayne and Frances Stegman Schmehr. Donald met Faye on a blind date. They were married on June 18, 1957 in Lavern, OK.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Allegro Club and loved to ride his Harley. Donald was an avid water skier. He worked for Enron from 1957-1993.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Dennis and brother Kenneth.

He is survived by his wife, a son, Ron and wife, April of Amarillo and a daughter Donna and husband Patrick Darling of Pampa. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Family suggests memorials to American Heart Association. P.O. Box 841125 Dallas, TX 75284

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