Thomas Allen Purdy

Purdy-Obit--245x300Thomas was born May 13, 1940, to Cecil and Beatrice Purdy. He was a pipefitter all of his life. Thomas married Versie Lee Smith on March 4, 1976, in Dalhart. He loved cars, fishing and staying busy.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Saucier.

Survivors include his wife, Versie Lee Purdy of Fritch; two sons, John Murray of Waynesboro, Miss. and Jimmy Saucier of Fritch; 5 daughters, Shelia Woolsey and Lisa Saucier, both of Fritch, Bonnie Benge of Greenwood, Miss., Krystal Passmore of Amarillo and Freedom Saucier of Lubbock; a sister, Barbara Anderson of Tyler; four brothers, Ray Purdy of Sunray, Cleve Purdy of Kansas, and Gerald Purdy and Bud Purdy, both of Fritch; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Kyle Wilkinson, associate pastor at Trinity Fellowship officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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Margarita Johnston Trevino

4196299_300x300_1Margarita Johnston Trevino, age 84, passed away, Monday, March 30, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Floydada with Father Ike Temporaza officiating. Interment will follow at the Floydada Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

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Leonardo Guido

3020028Leonardo Guido was born April 19, 1982 in San Miguel Curinghuato, Michoacán Mexico to Lucio and Maria Guadalupe Guido. He went to Tulia High School and graduated in 2002. He worked at Attebury Grain and got his certificate as a carpenter.

He is survived by his two daughters: Karina Guido, Isabel Guido and one on the way; his parents: Lucio and Maria Guadalupe Guido; four brothers: Luis Miguel Guido, Lucio Jr. Guido, Israel Guido and Noe Guido; one sister: Adriana Guido; his grandmother: Irene Lopez.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, April 2, 2015 at The Church of the Holy Spirit with Father Marco Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

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Robert (Bob) Johnson

AllObitsLogo300Bob was born November 29, 1922 in Portland, Oregon to Gale and Flora Marie Johnson. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of Major. He received an Engineering degree from Oregon State University in 1950.

Bob was employed for thirty years by Cabot Corp. as an engineer. After retiring from Cabot in 1982, he opened an engineering firm which he operated for approximately ten years. He was a former member of Rotary Club and was a member of First United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir for many years, was a former member of United Methodist Men and a recent member of the Koinonia Sunday School class.

Bob enjoyed playing golf and vacationing at the Cabot Ranch in Stonewall, Colorado where he and his family enjoyed many happy family reunions. He especially enjoyed the Friday night Poker Club which he hosted after his friend Curt Beck passed away.

Survivors include his wife, Pat of the home; one son, Grant Johnson of Victoria; one daughter, Laura Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas; two stepsons, Larry McDonald of Dickinson, North Dakota, and David McDonald of Panhandle; one grandson, T.K. Farris of Fort Worth; six granddaughters, Maggie Johnson and Katie Johnson, both of Victoria, Logan McDonald and Cameron McDonald, both of Lubbock, Jennifer Bingham and husband Brad of Irving, and Hailey Bohanan of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one great grandson, Liam Bohanan of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and one great granddaughter, Emily Bingham of Irving.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 2, 2015, at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dr. Ran Loy, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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Antonio “Tony” De La Cruz

3019720Tony was born February 26, 1955 in Clovis, New Mexico, to Sabas and Raymunda (Mendoza) De La Cruz. He moved to Hereford at an early age with his parents. Tony loved his family, nieces and nephews, little children, the Dallas Cowboys, watching his TV, drinking his coffee, Cokes and milk shakes. Tony loved life and was a very happy person. He was Catholic by faith. Family and friends who knew Tony, will dearly miss him.

Tony was preceded in death by his grandparents and father, Sabas De La Cruz.

Survivors left to cherish his memories are his mother, Raymunda of the home; 3 brothers, Joe Angel De La Cruz of Ft. Worth, Jesus “Jesse” De La Cruz of Amarillo, Pedro “Pete” De La Cruz of Utah; 6 sisters, Josefina “Josie” Gallegos (Abraham Ibarra) of Hereford, Rose Vasquez (Juan) of Amarillo, Virginia Juarez (Poncho) of Austin, Dominga Chavez (Andrew) of Arlington, Teresa Escabal of Hereford, Janie De La Cruz of Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

A Rosary is scheduled for 6:30 pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, Chapel of Memories, 411 E 6th Street.

A Mass of Christian Burial service is scheduled for 10:00 am, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at San Jose Catholic Church. Msgr. Joe Bixenman, Parish Priest, will officiate as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.

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Shanty J. Jinkins Sr.

58967_memorialShanty was born on March 29, 1942, in Iowa Park, TX to E.J. and Dorothy (Blaylock) Jinkins. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as a Tech Sargent; he retired after 20 years of service. Shanty was awarded the following: Air Force Good Conduct Ribbon, four times, Vietnam Theatre Ribbon, Instructor Ribbon and several more.

While serving in Germany he met and married the love of his life Margot Spies on February 8, 1963. After 52 years of blissful marriage, they were still very much in love.

Shanty was a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge No. 1009. He enjoyed working on electronics and wiring and especially loved working on cars with his children.

His preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Eddy Jinkins; grandson: Seth Drew; nephew: Spencer Jinkins.

Shanty is survived by his wife, Margot, of the home; four sons: Charles Jinkins and wife Leslie, Emory Jinkins and wife Teri, Shanty Jinkins, II and wife Babette, Gerhardt Jinkins and wife Niki all of Dumas; fifteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 o’ clock in the morning on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Temple Baptist Church with Rev Jay McGaughy, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will follow at Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

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Shirley “Nana” Thrasher McClure

59016_memorialShirley was born in McLoud, Oklahoma on September 1, 1933 to Ira Belton and Mae Agnes Burnett Thrasher. She married the love of her life, Jerry Thomas McClure on March 18, 1951 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Ms. McClure was a Borger Jayceette and served meals on wheels. Shirley was a loving devoted wife, mother and nana. She had a young spirit, a fantastic imagination and was a huge supporter of her family. Shirley found beauty in everything she saw and loved to share her findings with others. She loved to ride motorcycles and bicycles, snow ski, camp and hike. An adventurous spirit, Shirley would try anything once. Shirley was a perfectionist and one of her greatest accomplishments was the chocolate chip cookie, with a little help from Toll House, she created that perfect chocolate chip cookie. She will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing and loving her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry; son, Jerry Wayne; grandson, Caleb Wayne; three brothers, Warren, Ted and Donald Thrasher.

Survivors include a son, Caleb McClure of the home; daughter, Lisa McClure of Fritch; special daughter, Lisa Bennett and husband, John of Fritch; four grandchildren, Lindsay Rayburn and Jared McClure of Fritch and Whitney and Logan McClure of Oregon; four great grandchildren, Davyun of Fritch, Hunter of Colorado, Mason and Hudson of Oregon; two sisters, Aljnita Daniels and husband Bill of Del City, Oklahoma, Sandy Bennett and husband Paul of Visalia, California; two sister-in-laws, Pat Thrasher of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Marilyn Thrasher of Conroe, Texas; and special friends, Donald and Nelda Taylor.

Funeral service will be held 2 pm Friday, April 3, 2015 at Celebration Family Church with Pastors Darrell Trout of Harvest Time Church and Justin Unwin of First Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Her memory may be honored with a gift to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

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Johnny L. Montes

09ad6397-a74d-471c-bee8-86d757fc7051Johnny was born on December 27, 1936 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He served his country in the United States Army where he also went to dental lab school. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Johnny owned and operated Palo Duro Dental Lab in Amarillo for more than 40 years. Johnny loved playing guitar, cooking, gardening and taking care of animals. He also liked to tell stories and laugh with family and friends at the “North 40.” He was a man who never met a stranger but his highest priority and greatest joy was being a father and grandfather to his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Claude and Clyde Montes.

Johnny is survived by his wife, Pam Montes; his children: Linda Joy and husband James of Denton, Texas; Nancy Vachon and husband Tim of Garden Ridge, Texas; Perry Montes and wife Jackye of Amarillo, Texas; Kelly Montes and husband Miles Blankenship of Amarillo, Texas; Grandchildren: Chris Vachon and wife Becca of Cibolo, Texas; Stephanie Pendino and husband Patrick of Chesapeake Bay, Virginia; Elizabeth Bonjour of Amarillo, Texas; Ashley Stidham and husband Cord of Silverton, Texas; Kayla Fuller and husband T.J. of Amarillo, Texas and Heather Montes of Amarillo, Texas; also by his great-grandchildren Alexis Vachon, Nathan Pendino, Logan Pendino, Tyler Vachon and Remington Stidham.

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Michael Humberto Pinales

AllObitsLogo300Michael Pinales was born on August 7, 1961 in San Marcos to Humberto and Esther Pinales. Michael graduated from Palo Duro High School and studied computer technology at TSTI and worked for Cactus Feeders and Best Products in their IT department. He liked to travel and go fishing. Michael also liked photography.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Pinales.

He is survived by his father, Humberto Pinales and step mother Flora; his mother, Esther Pinales; three brothers, Phillip Pinales and James Pinales, both of San Marcos and David Pinales of Richardson; a step sister, Julie Maggi of Amarillo and a step brother, Richard Maggi of San Francisco; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends from 5:30 -7:00 pm, Thursday, April 2, 2015 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Martin Road Chapel, 1505 Martin Road.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am, Friday, April 3, 2015 at The Church at Quail Creek with Pastor Dale Moreland officiating. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 1505 Martin Road.

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Sandra Caroline Robbins Freeman

Sandra-Caroline-Freeman-Profile-1427802667Sandra was born on October 30, 1942 in Caddo Gap, Arkansas to Tommy Robbins and Opal Brazile. She graduated from Palo Duro High School. Sandra was a homemaker taking care of the children. She loved to watch the Dallas Cowboys, drink diet cokes and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter Kim Seay.

Sandra is survived by a son; Greg Seay and wife Jennifer of Amarillo, four daughters; Tracey Lewis and husband Jimmy of Amarillo, Shawna Seay of Miami, Tricia Meisner of Tool, and Dana Amell and husband Paul of Lakeland, FL; twenty grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.

Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel with Dr. G.A. Roach officiating. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors 8310 S. Coulter Road.

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