Gene B. Louder

3643465He was born on February 12, 1927 in Roscoe, Texas to Earl and Juanita Louder of Lubbock. He spent his early years in Roscoe and in Snyder before graduating from Sundeen High School in Corpus Christi. He then attended and graduated from McMurry University and Perkins Theological Seminary of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

He was an ordained United Methodist Pastor for 41 years preaching in the Northwest Texas conference. He retired from active ministry at Kress United Methodist Church in 1992.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years Mary Louder of Kress; one son, Monte Louder of Kress; grandson, James Louder; his step-mother, Maxine Louder of Arizona; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Kress United Methodist Church with Rev. Donna Lindley officiating and Rev. Ernie McGaughey and Rev. Weldon Rives assisting. Burial will follow in Kress Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

A visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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PATRICIA JEAN BULLS

_AllObitsLogo300Mrs. Bulls was born on February 7, 1942 in Taos, New Mexico to Paul Gaunder and Marina Martinez. She was a lifetime resident of the Texas panhandle and worked as a bookkeeper. She married her husband, Charles, in January of 1957 in Mayton, New Mexico.

Mrs. Bulls is survived by two daughters, Vicki Johnston of Kansas City, Missouri, and Barbara Ashmore of Perryton, Texas; one son, Danny Bulls of Paris, Texas; a sister, Joanna Stevens, of Perryton, Texas; and one brother, Jimmy Gaunder, of Calera, Oregon.

Mrs. Bulls was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles, one brother and one sister.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2016 at First Christian Church in Perryton, Texas, with the Rev. Dan Anderson officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton, Texas.

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Paulette Lea Ressler Brown

3643817Paulette was born April 21, 1955 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. She married Tom Brown on August 28, 1976 in Ft. Dodge. Paulette has been a resident of Pampa since 1981. She was a clerk at B&B Pharmacy for 8 years. She was a member of the St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Paulette enjoyed gardening and home interior crafts. She loved spending time with family especially her grandchildren. Paulette was preceded in death by her father, Lyle Ressler in 2003.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Brown of the home; two sons, Jeff Brown and wife Jennifer of Ft. Dodge, and Brian Brown and Wife Jennifer of Amarillo; a daughter April Mashburn and husband Sean of Amarillo; her mother, Bonnie Ressler of Ft. Dodge; seven grandchildren, Stormi Mashburn of Amarillo, Cameron Brown of Ft. Dodge, Landon Brown, Mason Brown, Kamden Mashburn, and Ashlyn Mashburn all of Amarillo, and Maddox Brown of Ft. Dodge; two brothers, Kevin Ressler and Terry Ressler and wife Shellee of Ft. Dodge; a sister, Linda Baker and husband Bob of Ft. Dodge.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Friday, April 1, 2016, at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors in Pampa.

Additional visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Monday, April 4, 2016 at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Graveside services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Corpus Christi Cemetery in Fort Dodge, Iowa, with Rev. Joe Dillinger, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Fort Dodge, officiating. Arrangements in Iowa are under the direction of Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.

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Rosa Madrigal

3642928Rosa Torres Madrigal was born on June 10, 1922, to Baltazar and Savanah Torres in Paint Rock, Texas. She married her husband Santiago in 1947 in Plainview. They moved to Hereford in 1950. She loved jewelry and also loved to collect knickknacks. Rosa was a very loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of San José Catholic Church.

Rosa was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one son, Phillip Madrigal, Sr. in 2013.

Survivors left to cherish her memories are 3 sons, George Madrigal, Jimmy Madrigal, and Anselmo (Chemo) Madrigal all of Hereford; 1 daughter, Maria Luisa Zambrano and husband Juan of Hereford; 1 brother, Amador Torres of Waco; 1 sister, Nidia Rincon of Hereford; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

A Rosary is scheduled for 6:30 P.M., Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Hereford Heritage Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 411 E. 6th St. A Mass of Christian Burial Service is scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 1, 2016, at San José Catholic Church with Msg. Joe Bixenman, parish priest, as Celebrant. Burial will follow in West Park Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.

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Mary Frances Dean

3642944Mary was born on December 23, 1919, to William Rush Duncan and Nona Ann (Akers) Duncan in Seymour, Texas. She married Milton Dean on August 1, 1934 in Spanish Fort, Texas. They moved to Hereford from Godley, Texas, in 1957. She loved to quilt and do puzzles. Her pride and joy was running the “Country Store” at King’s Manor Retirement Center.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, and her husband Milton in 1990.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Janis Janzen of Dallas; 2 granddaughters, Kellie Janzen and Kinsey Janzen, both of Dallas; 2 sisters, Lorene Burden and husband Bob of Lawton, OK, and Melba Ramsey of Whitesboro, Texas.

A Graveside Service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 1, 2016, at Rest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Israel Olivo, pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Dimmitt, officiating. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E. 6th St.

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Ronald Everett Smith

3642644_wlppRonald Everett Smith was born in Borger, Texas on March 26, 1930 to Byron Earl Smith and Viola Pearl (Coe) Smith. He graduated from Hartley High School in 1949. Mr. Smith worked most of his adult life driving trucks and working on farms and at feedlots.

Survivors include a brother Donald Ray Smith of Hartley, TX, a Niece Laura Field and her husband Jon of Amarillo, TX and a Nephew Michael Smith and his wife Toni of Hartley, TX.

Preceded in death by – his parents

Services are pending at this time

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Margarito “Mike” Hernandez, Jr.

3644259_wlppMike was born on July 25, 1944 in Raymondville, TX to Margarito and Dominga (Vitela) Hernandez, Sr. He loved being outdoors, and enjoyed taking his Bronco to sand drags and the river to go mudding. A hard worker, he had worked for Kenneth Ellis for over 30 years. He loved his family, and being with them and spending time cooking out and having family meals brought him a lot of happiness. Mike also loved spending time with his beloved dog, Lemon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters Esperanza Hernandez and Maria Hernandez.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Survivors:
Son – Roberto Hernandez, Childress, TX
Brother – Frank V. Hernandez, Amarillo, TX
Brother – Joe Hernandez, Childress, TX
Brother – Johnny Hernandez and wife, Vivian, Collinsville, TX
Brother – Bobby Hernandez and wife, Patricia, Childress, TX
Brother – Raymond Hernandez, Collinsville, TX
Brother – Charlie V. Hernandez, Collinsville, TX
Sister – Rosie Abrego and husband, David, Collinsville, TX
Sister – Mary Hernandez Ragsdale, Collinsville, TX
Sister – Betty Hernandez, Gainesville, TX
Grand Child – Vicente Villarreal
Great Grand Child – Vicente Villarreal, Jr.
Beloved Dog – Lemon, Childress, TX

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Monday, April 04, 2016 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Christopher Tipa officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 5 to 7 P.M.

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MARGARETT BENJI GREER REID MCKINNEY

3644175_wlppMargarett Benji Greer Reid McKinney was born on July 30, 1932 in Las Cruces, NM to Jeffrey and Jewell Lockridge Greer. She graduated from Hale Center High School in 1950 and received a business degree from West Texas State College in 1954. She married Billy George Reid at Hill Chapel on the WT Campus on May 25, 1952. They were married for 38 years before he preceded her in death on September 9, 1990. She married Glenn McKinney on September 5, 1998, and he preceded her in death on August 18, 2007. Margarett owned the Berry Patch in Grand Lake, Colorado for numerous years and was an active volunteer with the National Park Service in Rocky Mountain National Park. She was a long-time member of the University Church of Christ in Canyon and especially enjoyed helping people through the quilting ministry.

She loved the Lord and served him gladly, graciously using her God-given talents by teaching and sharing her cooking, painting, quilting, sewing and homemaking skills. She also loved to travel and was a wonderful homemaker and fantastic cook. Margarett dearly loved her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter-in-law, Diane Reid, two sisters, Gerri Staples and Betty Maddox, and a brother, Ben Greer.

Survivors include her son, Jeff Reid, of Canyon; her daughter, Terri Nickson and husband, Mark, of Canyon; four grandchildren, DonMark Nickson and wife, Julianna, Joshua Reid and wife, Meghan, Gretchen Nickson, and Jeremy Reid and wife, Katy; four great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Emmerson Nickson and Emma and H.C. Reid; two sisters, Doris Watkins and Polly Scott; and one brother, Fred Greer.

Services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the University Church of Christ with David Lough, minister, officiating.
Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery.

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Benigno Rico Carrillo

66336_memorialBenigno Rico Carrillo was born May 2, 1934 in Guerrero Chihuahua, Mexico to Eugenio and Engracia (Rico) Carrillo. He moved to Borger in 1964, from Mexico, and was a mechanics helper, truck driver, and a rancher in Morse. Benigno also worked a lot in construction. On January 5, 1965 he married Luisa Tobar in Borger.

Survivors include a son Eugene Carrillo and wife Keri of Borger; eight daughters, Juanita Wallace and husband Eugene, Mary Davis and husband Rick, Elia Smith and husband Stacy, Elida Dickson and husband Marvin, Louisa Munoz and husband Jesus, all of Borger, Elvia Mahon and husband Mark of Amarillo, Elizabeth Scott and husband O.C. of Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Elizabell Bumgarner and husband Jerry of Laveta, Colorado; two sisters, Mari Irene Carrillo, and Chabela Carrillo of Mexico; his brother, Manuel Carrillo of Mexico; 22 grandchildren, including a grandson Robert Blake that he considered and raised as his own son, 15 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Luisa December 13, 2011, a daughter, Grace Carrillo, and a sister, Nate Carrillo.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016 at Grace Church with Pastor Aaron Smith of Dallas, Texas, officiating, and Pastor Tim Hall of Grace assisting. Burial will follow at Highland Park Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Family will be at 1001 Lee Street in Borger.

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Robert Chappell Ferguson, Jr

Robert-Ferguson-1459352860Robert C. Ferguson of Amarillo, age 94, died March 29, 2016. He had been a long time resident of Sherman, Dallam, and Hartley Counties during which time he practiced law and developed many life-long friendships. He married Barbara Lee Steele in 1953 in Dalhart, Texas. They reared their children Beth, Susan and Lee in Dalhart.
He was an Assistant County Attorney, later County Judge in Sherman County, resigning the latter position in 1955 to become associated with Floyd H. Richards in Dalhart in the practice of law.
As a long-time member of the Methodist church, Bob held various positions in the Central United Methodist Church, Dalhart. He taught an adult Sunday school class, sang in the choir and was Chairman of the Board of Stewards.
He was born in Eastland, Texas where he received his early education. He attended military school, a branch of A&M in Arlington for two years then transferred to the University of Texas at Austin where he pursued an undergraduate degree in Arts until drafted in 1942. He served in WWII in the Army Air Corps as a cryptographer and was honorably discharged in November of 1945 after serving for 32 months overseas. He went back to the University in 1945 to complete his undergraduate work then entered law school receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1949.
Bob became involved with the Christian Legal Society in 1975, attending seminars in California and Colorado. He served on the Board of Directors in the 80’s. He was a 50 year member of the State Bar of Texas; was elected as a Fellow and inducted into Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Bob experienced good health for many years enjoying the practice of law, farming interests, travel and especially rewarding family relationships.
Before moving to Amarillo in 2012, he and Barbara made their home in Granbury, Texas for seven years. They were blessed by lasting friendships through membership in Lakeview Baptist Church and a weekly Bible Study at Granbury Live Theater.
Robert is survived by his wife, Barbara of 62 years, and his three children, Beth and husband, Ike Carter of Dalhart, Susan and husband, David Hurt of Plainview, and Lee Ferguson and wife ,Jamye of Ovilla. He is also survived by a sister, Betty Smith of Burleson; eight grandchildren: Cy Carter and wife, Genevieve of Los Angeles, CA, Matt Carter and wife, Kathryn of Aledo, Ben Carter and wife, Liz of Midland, Eric Hurt and wife, K. J. of McKinney, Drew Hurt and wife, Rachel of Plainview, Steele, Abigail, and Sarah Ferguson, all of Ovilla and 10 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 PM Friday April 1, 2016 at Polk Street United Methodist Church with the Reverend Kevin Deckard, Dr. Stan Cosby and the Reverend Jerry Bell officiating.
A reception will follow the service in the Family Life Center. The family suggests those desiring to give memorials consider the Hope Fund or Christmas Fund at Baptist Community Services in Amarillo of which Park Place Towers is one facility, 1300 S. Harrison St., 79101, c/o Beth Byler.

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