Dorothy Mae Ruiz

2831956_wlpp (1)Dorothy Mae Ruiz 88, of Amarillo died Saturday November 29, 2014 in Hereford.

Prayer services will be at 5:00 PM Sunday at Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel and services will be at 11:00 AM Monday at Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel with Fr. Tony Neusch of St. Antony’s Catholic Church of Hereford officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Resurrection at Llano East Cemetery. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St.

Mrs. Ruiz was born in Clayton, NM. She moved to Amarillo in 1952. Mrs. Ruiz worked at St. Anthony’s Hospital with the dedicated Sisters for 10 years. Her calling was serving others. She worked as a private care giver for 18 years. Mrs. Ruiz loved animals and was always taking in strays.

She was married to David Ruiz for 57 years. He preceded her in death in 2011.

Dorothy is survived by 2 daughters, Pauline Jones and her husband Bobby of Amarillo and Gloria Ellis and her husband David of Hereford. 5 grandchildren, Rob Jones, David Jones and his wife Bekki, Dr. Steve Jones and his wife Tina, Mackenzie Ellis, Meagan Ellis and D.J. Ellis; 4 great-grandchildren, Sophia Jones, Dawson Jones, Merrett Jones and Kennedy Jones.

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Eric Ontario Smith

Lil EEric Ontario Smith of Amarillo died Sunday November 23, 2014 in Amarillo

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday in Greater Love Temple with Pastor Riles officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home, 2800 S. Osage St. Amarillo, Texas.

Eric was born on November 11, 1995 in Amarillo to Eric Ontario Smith and Devondeler LaCarrol Patterson. He attended Palo Duro High School, Eric loved attending Church, enjoyed playing basketball, football and his Play Station 3. Eric will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Survivors include: his son Ka’Dency Anthony Smith, his parents, 6 brothers: Le’Tron Oronda’ Smith, Kobe Ontario Smith, Aiden Smith, Braden Smith, Tevin Smith, and Trevious Bell, two sisters: Tedricka Densie Sims, Katara Bell. Grandma: Dorothy Lee Patterson, Aunts: Mary Patterson, Michelle Patterson, Alma Patterson, and Angie Allen. Uncles: Robert Patterson, and Joe Patterson all of Amarillo, Fred Balentine of Arkansas, and a host of Cousins and Friends.

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Dora Alvarez

Gen- Forest flowersDora Alvarez, 75, of Plainview, died on November 25, 2014 in Lubbock. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Kornerstone Funeral Chapel with Father Arsenio Redulla officiating. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

A rosary will be held at 6:30 P.M. Friday, November 28, 2014 at the funeral home.

Dora was born October 6, 1939 to Pedro & Francisca Campos. She married Jose Alvarez on June 6, 1957 in Donna. He preceded her in death on April 21, 2006. She was a member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Dora is survived by two daughters: Juanita Pacheco and Linda Perez; five sons: Jose Alvarez, Jr., Javier Alvarez, Roland Alvarez , John Alvarez and Armando Alvarez; one brother: Cesario Campos; fourteen grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren.

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H. Joe Franklin,

2829988H. Joe Franklin, 89, died in his home in Pampa on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

Private graveside services will be Sunday at the Franklin Ranch, with Rev. Thacker Haynes pastor of United Methodist Church of McLean, officiating. Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM Monday, December 1, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Pampa, with Rev. Byron Williamson, pastor, and Herb Smith, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Franklin was born October 25, 1925 in Amarillo, the fifth of six sons of Dr. Oliver Morris and Anne Ohlsen Franklin. He attended Amarillo schools for 12 years, graduating from Amarillo High School in 1944.

From the time Franklin was 12, he cowboyed during the summers on the ranches of Hal Medford, sales manager of the Franklin Serum Company.

On August 2, 1947, he married Virginia Louise Walker, a classmate at AHS. On May 27, 1949, they had a son, Richard Lawrence. Their daughter, Jean Anne was born on April 27, 1951.

Franklin graduated from Texas A&M University in the summer of 1949. He, his wife and son moved to Gray County where he leased from his brothers the grazing rights to the Franklin Brothers Ranch which he and they owned east of Lefors. In 1974, he, his daughter and son formed Cantonment Cattle Company to ranch, feed cattle and raise Quarter Horses. Franklin was active in the operation until his death.

Franklin, with his wife Louise, joined First Baptist Church in Pampa in 1950. He was a member of Everyman’s Sunday school class and the church up until his death.

Franklin had been awarded three U. S. Patents; one that limited grain feeding to quail; one that prevented wastage of hay feed to horses; and one in domestic irrigation.

Through an entity known as Franklin Brothers, Franklin and various of his brothers had invested in hydrocarbons, banking and manufacturing. His philanthropy leaned heavily to Christian causes and education.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 54 years Louise; and his brothers John Oliver, Paul Edward and James Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin is survived by his son, Larry; his daughter, Jeanie McComas and husband Mike; his granddaughter, Katy Magee and husband Destry and great-grandson, Jack; his grandson Matt McComas and wife Katie; his brothers, Dr. Theodore Eugene and William Frederick; a sister-in-law, Mrs. James B. (Yvonne) Franklin; along with several nieces and nephews.

If inclined, memorial possibilities include, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 4th Ave., Canyon, Texas 79016, Faith City Mission, 401 SE 2nd, Amarillo, Texas 79101, or Frost Street Ministry, 600 N. Frost, Pampa, Texas 79065.

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Pauline Griffin

2830463_wlppPauline Griffin, 83, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in Stratford, Texas

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Memorial Park Cemetery – Dalhart, with arrangements under the care of Horizon Funeral Home.

Officiating will be Rusty Hancock, Pastor – Lincoln Street Baptist Church, of Dalhart.

Ruth Pauline Sharp was born October 5, 1931 in Gatesville, TX to David and Effie (Dossey) Sharp. She was raised and attended schools in Sudan, TX. On December 19, 1949 she married Arville T. Griffin in Clovis, NM, he died in 1986. Pauline worked as a dispatcher from 1964 until 1974 in Dalhart, TX and then from 1974 until retiring in 1984 in Stratford, TX, She enjoyed being in the Bowling Leagues and was an Active member of the Elks Lodge.
She is survived by her children- Earl Griffin and his wife Jill of Williams, AZ, Veneda Moore and Ava Griffin of Stratford, TX and Sherry Hammons and her husband Rob of Amarillo, TX. 9 Grandchildren – Dara, Vance, David, Pam, Jason, Rebecca, Thomas, Chera and Matthew. 11 Great grandchildren – Joseph, Brittany, Jaqui, Blake, Jordan, Tori, Ayla, Randy, Sara, Linkin, Kadan, Mason and Christian as well as numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, an infant daughter – Linda Gaye, a great granddaughter – Danielle, 5 sisters and 5 brothers.

Memorials in Lieu of Flowers –
Dementia / Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Association
P.O. Box 96011
Washington, DC 20090-6011

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Ruby J. Banister Wood

c0ef34fc-478f-40fa-bbb2-0f6ddebe50fcRuby J. Banister Wood 101

Funeral service will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Griggs Schooler Gordon Pioneer Chapel, 5400 Bell, with Chaplain Lyndell Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in Rowe Cemetery, in Hedley Texas by Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors

Ruby was born June 15, 1913 in Winfield to Lula and Mark S. Banister. She grew up in Hedley and attended school in Bray. Ruby met Irvin Wood and was married June 16, 1934 in Memphis. The family moved to Amarillo where Ruby worked in a café during young adulthood. Ruby loved to cook and sharing time with friends and family. She will be deeply missed.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a grandson and numerous brothers and sisters.

Ruby leaves behind a son, Douglas and wife Carol, two grandsons and a granddaughter, Sher Senior and husband Christopher of Round Rock and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Clarence Edward “Buster” Bertrand

Bertrand-Obit-Pic-237x300Clarence Edward “Buster” Bertrand, 94, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in St. Francis Catholic Church with the Rev. John Dalton and the Rev. B. Chinninniah officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Buster was born Oct. 11, 1920 in Clifton to Adolph and Ida Bertrand. He proudly served his country in the Army. Buster married Margaret Grabber on Sept. 22, 1943, at St. Francis Catholic Church, where he was a longtime member. He farmed and ranched all of his life and was a partner in B&H Cattle Company. Buster was a big supporter and adult leader of 4-H for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Mary Ann Bertrand and Louise Carol Ropes; a sister, Doodle Raef; and three great-grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Kay Tomlinson of Amarillo; four sons, Buddy Bertrand and wife Terry of Amarillo, Harold Bertrand and wife Sharon of Panhandle, Roy D. Bertrand and wife Denise of Clarendon and Laurence Bertrand and wife Sandy of Amarillo; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to St. Francis Memorial Fund or School Sisters of St. Francis of Panhandle.

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Celia G. Flores

Flores-Obit-Pic-194x300Celia G. Flores, 85, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Celia was born March 8, 1929, in Mexico to Dario and Asencion Gonzales. She was a resident of Amarillo since 1955. Celia loved and enjoyed cooking for her customers at Los Insurgentes Restaurant, which she owned and operated for thirty-five years and Celia’s Cocina.

She was a loyal and caring person and family was very special to her. Celia was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rene Flores.

Survivors include two children, Maria Elena Munoz and Robert Flores; seven grandchildren, Phillip Flores, Yuvia Phillips, Laura Flores, Michael Flores, Joanne Santiago, Carina Munoz and Brittney Flores; a brother, Francisco Gonzales; a sister, Victoria Silva; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Ryan Frank Robinson

Robinson-Ryan-Obit-Photo-210x300Ryan Frank Robinson, 32, of Amarillo died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Nick Garner officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ryan was born Dec. 25, 1981, in Amarillo to Rudy Robinson and Renee Robinson Garner. He graduated in 2000 from Randall High School. He was a successful businessman, and owned Robinson Tree and Landscape.

Ryan was known for having a kind and loving heart. He seemed to sense when people were in need, and he would reach out to them to help. He always stayed busy and had an array of talents, including the ability to BBQ the best brisket anyone has ever tasted, which he often made for his friends and family. He also loved hunting, fishing and camping. Ryan was truly selfless and always reached out to help others in need. He was the type of person that would mow his neighbors’ lawns when they were sick without being asked.

Ryan will be greatly missed for his kind and loving spirit.

Survivors include his father, Rudy Robinson; his mother, Renee Garner; his grandparents, Frank and Bethel Robinson; his grandmother, Osha Wilkinson; his uncles, Doyle Robinson and wife Brenda and David Wilkinson and wife Cristy; his aunt, Cathy Morrow; and many cousins.

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Wayne Vaughan

3566697_300x300_1Wayne Vaughan, 88, of Silverton passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014.Funeral services will be Friday, November 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Silverton, TX with Dennis Williams and Rance Young officiating. Burial will follow at the Silverton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., November 28, 2014, at the Moore Rose visitation center in Silverton. Arrangements are under the care of Moore Rose Funeral Home of Quitaque.
Bud was born September 17, 1926 in Hollis, OK to John Elmer and Girtha Mae Vaughan. He was a loving husband and father. He was a stockman and farmer. He was a 50 year plus Master Mason and a Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of the Quitaque Masonic Lodge # 1248, serving in various offices during his tenure.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, John Elmer and Girtha Mae Vaughan, one brother, Denzil Vaughan and Ruby Jewell Vaughan, the mother of their sons.
Survivors include his wife, Norma of Silverton: two sons, Danny & wife Kathy of La Junta, CO and Ron & wife Pam of Colleyville, TX; two daughters, Brenda & Dennis Williams of Miami, TX and Susan Pool of Canyon, TX; two sisters, Norma Jean Ragland of Lockney, TX, Lola Smalts and husband Dale of Hereford, TX, eleven grandchildren; Pike Vaughan of Durango, CO, Troy Vaughan of La Junta, CO, Catherine Vaughan of Durango, CO, Justin & Sarah Vaughan of Singapore, John & Crystal Vaughan of Houston, TX, Ryan Vaughan of Houston, TX, Robert & Hannah Vaughan of Bloomington, Indiana, Krysta & Aaron Eugenis of Lubbock, TX, Amber & James Kemper of Lubbock, TX, Dustin & Sarah Pool of Briscoe, TX and Dillon Pool of Canyon, TX; and 9 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that memorials be to the Silverton Cemetery or the First United Methodist Church of Silverton, TX.

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