Born December 22, 1927 at her Great Aunt Leila’s house in Higgins, Texas, Marjorie was the first of four daughters born to Charlie and Rosella Brown of Booker. She married James Cook on her seventeenth birthday, and graduated Valedictorian of Booker High School in 1945. Marjorie died July 29th in Amarillo, Texas. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Darrouzett, Texas at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 4th, with Reverend Gary McDonald officiating. Graveside services will follow at Darrouzett Cemetery under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Service Booker, Texas. Marjorie and James made their first home at a granary north of Booker. They welcomed daughter Kathy in 1945 and Beverly nineteen months later. The Cooks moved to a farm six miles south of Darrouzett, where they lived for nearly 25 years. Whether she was feeding hired hands or a house full of family, Marjorie always prepared something delicious. She was known for her perfect pot roast and turkey and dressing. She kept treats ready, with a box of Chung King rolls always waiting in the freezer for her grandkids. In December, everyone could count on receiving a package of Marjorie famous fruitcake cookies and candies in the mail, along with a delivery from Hickory Farms. She made holidays special. Marjorie was an active member of her community. She worked for 25 years at the First National Bank in Darrouzett and then started writing for The Booker News. People told her that they subscribed to the paper just to read her weekly column, where she told personal stories and jokes. She took great joy from this roll, and her tax return listed her occupation as small-town gossip writer. One of Margie’s fondest memories was being crowned Buzzard Queen at the Deutches Festival. She was devoted to her church, playing piano at the First Baptist Church of Darrouzett for many years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, achieving the title of Worthy Matron. With her fun-loving personality, Marjorie was always hosting or going to bridge club. She was famous for her good luck, often winning at Texas Hold’em on her frequent trips to Las Vegas. She loved to play bingo, travel, and dance. Known as “Gramsie”, Margie told the best fairly tales to and played hundreds of games of Skip Bo with her grandkids and great grandkids. They all adored her. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James, and her great grandson Nolan Fields. She is survived by her sisters, Ruth Crews of Roswell, NM; Mary Mitchell of Corpus Christi; and Charlene Yates and husband David of Amarillo; Daughter Kathy Diaz of Huntington Beach, California and Beverly Perry and Husband Scott Nelson of Amarillo. Granddaughter Jamie Schilling Fields and Col. Frank Fields of Montgomery,AL; grandson Jonathan Ross Brewer and wife Megan of Pueblo, CO; and granddaughter Kaci Diaz of Venice, CA. Great grandchildren include Matthew Fields, and Nathaniel and Ella Brewer. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Throughout her battle with Alzheimer’s we heard many times that “Marjorie is the sweetest patient we’ve ever had. Her smile melts our hearts.” In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Darrouzett PO Box 121, Darrouzett, TX 79024 or to Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospice, 5211 SW 9th Ave., Suite 100, Amarillo, TX 79106.
Month: November 2018
George Marvin Slovacek was born on September 15, 1931 in Lipscomb, County, TX to George C. and Prudence (Dye) Slovacek. Marvin married Mary Geneva Young in Perryton on August 19, 1950. Marvin and Mary moved to Booker in 1980 from Hugoton, KS. Marvin made an impression on kids and many people in the community; he liked to tell jokes, some a little politically incorrect; he farmed and liked to watch bull riding on tv; collected guns and liked to watch birds; but it was riding horses that brought him the most enjoyment in life. Marvin passed away on Friday August 10, 2018 in Booker; his wife Mary Slovacek, a son Cecil Slovacek, a granddaughter Misty Lynn Mills, his parents, a son in law Ron Heger, and brothers Leroy Slovacek and Charles Nickelson precede him in death. Funeral Services will be on Saturday August 18, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Booker Christian Church with Pastor Josh Clevenger officiating; interment will be in the Heart Cemetery under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Service. Survivors include: daughters Darla Kay Mills and husband Brady, and Millie Heger; grandchildren Brala, Brason, Darus and wife Mendy Mills, DeDra Albin and husband Jeremy, Ryan and Vanessa Heger, and Jack Heger; great grandchildren Trynitee, Mia, Lane, Brystyn, Haidyn, Caleb, Alexis, Kye, Trinity, Kaileigh, and Haylie. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Marvin’s honor to the Panhandle Safe Hayven Equine Rescue 1809 Plateau Amarillo, TX 79106.
Melvin (Buddy) Lawrence Meyer was born October 1, 1929; on the Lehman homeplace in Beaver County, Oklahoma to Dick and Victoria (Severin) Meyer. Buddy attended school in Booker, TX. Buddy married Virginia Viola Goode on September 2, 1948; they made their first home in Wheeler where Buddy farmed and ranched. They moved to the Booker area in 1958 and eventually moved to Darrouzett where they have lived the last forty-one years. Buddy was a workaholic and loved driving trucks; but it was his family, especially his six daughters that brought him the most enjoyment in life. Buddy passed away on August 18 in Perryton; an infant daughter, grandchildren Olivia and Brad Jones; sons-in-law Dave Helfenbein and David Chambers; his parents; and a brother Cecil Meyer precede him in death. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 22 at 1:30 pm in the Darrouzett School Auditorium with Pastor Fred Huff and Brother Clay Wells officiating; interment will be in the Darrouzett Cemetery under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Service. Survivors include: wife Virginia of the home; daughters Cecelia Cates and husband Steve of Beaver, OK; Diana Helfenbein of Perryton, TX, Glenda Jones of Darrouzett, TX; Vickie Thurman and husband Darrell of Perryton, TX; Joni Baker and husband Robert of San Antonio, TX; and Jamie McNeely and husband Jim of Darrouzett, TX; grandchildren Shayla Cates, Theron Cates and wife Stacia, Amanda Helfenbein, Michell Turner and husband Terry, Donna Dunn and husband Justin, Jay Basler, Tami Lowry and husband Troy, Kami Appelhans and husband Brent, Darren Thurman and wife Leslie, Natasha Wade and husband TJ, Natalie Boulos and husband Ayman, Sheri Blau and husband Justin, Jessica Clayton and husband Lyle, and Chris Chambers and wife Heather; twenty five great grandchildren and one on the way; and five great great grandchildren; brothers Wendell Meyer of Olton, TX, Bernard Meyer and wife Sue of Mabank, TX, and Glendell Meyer and wife Rose Marie of Booker; a sister Clarine Deeds and husband Gene of Lubbock, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kevin Morales 19 of Perryton, passed away Saturday September 25, 2018. Funeral Mass will be Saturday September 1, 2018 at 10:00 am in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Cesar A. Gomez as Celebrant; funeral and cremation are under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Service Booker, Texas. Survivors include: Parents Juan Morales of Perryton and Rubi Morales of Perryton; sisters Kaylee and Kate Morales; Paternal grandparents Juan Morales of Denver, Co and Patricia Lujan of Juarez, MX; maternal grandparents Jose and Norma Morales of Perryton,TX. Contributions to assist the Morales family may be made at https://fundthefuneral.com/kevin-morales
Zacarias Dominguez 85 of Booker passed away on September 12, 2018. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday September 15, 2018 at 3:15 pm in St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Cesar Gomez celebrant; interment will be in the Heart Cemetery under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Service Booker, Texas. Zacarias was born July 5, 1933 in San Miguel Chihuahua, Mexico to Jose and Benedicta (Gonzales) Dominguez. He married Josefina Montes on January 10, 1956; they moved to Booker in 1992 from Cuahutemoc, Chihuahua Mexico. Zacarias will be remembered for his kindness good humor and his love for gardening, fishing and his chickens; but it was his family that brought him the most enjoyment in life. Zacarias is preceded in death by a son Alfredo Dominguez; a grandson Zacarias Dominguez and his parents. Survivors include: his wife Josefina of the home; sons Alfonso Dominguez and wife Manuela, Alberto Dominguez and wife Rosa, Jose Dominguez, and Zacarias Dominguez Jr. and wife Susy; daughters Antonia Torres and husband Oscar, Maria Luisa Paz and husband Ramon, Socorro Dominguez, Hermelinda Anchando and husband Luis, and Rosa Dominguez; Brothers Antonio Dominguez and Jose Dominguez; sister Emma Mendez; twenty four grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Jesus Fabela was born May 31, 1978 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Miguel and Julia (Sigala) Fabela. Jesus moved to Perryton in 1992 from Dallas,TX; he graduated from Perryton High School. Jesus worked for Beckman Well Service for many years; he was an avid golfer and loved his family. Jesus married Carla Villagran on June 7, 1999 in Perryton and they started their family. Jesus passed away on Saturday September 29 in Perryton. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday October 4 at 10:30 am in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Ceasar Gomez officiant; interment will be in the Ochiltree County Cemetery under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Service Book, TX. Survivors include: wife Carla of the home; sons Miguel Jesus, Johnathan, and daughter Andrea Paola of the home; siblings Antonio Saenz and wife Luisa, Consuelo Saenz and husband Javier Ibarra, Maria de la luz Saenz and husband Luis Uribe, Jose Angel Saenz and wife Juana, Soraya Fabela and husband Marcial Cortez, Gloria Fabela and husband Jose de Jesus Talamantes, Miguel Angel Fabela, Rosa Fabela and husband Leonardo Ordaz, and Concepcion Fabela and wife Graciela Rodriguez.
Ofilia Borunda, 44 of Perryton died Saturday November 17, 2018 in Dallas, TX. Rosary and Vigil Will be said on Monday November 19 starting at 7:00 pm in the Immaculate Conception Family Hall; Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Tuesday November 20, 2018 at 11:30 am in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Cesar Gomez and Deacon Sergio Estrada as Celebrants; interment will be in the Ochiltree County Cemetery.
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