Beth M. Boles

Beth was born February 25, 1925, in Tulia, Texas, to Clarence Jefferson Hartwick and Mary Nanny Wingo. Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dale Boles, MD, her parents, Clarence and Nanny Hartwick, her son, Robert David Boles, MD, her two sisters, Auda Lee White and Peggy Brewer, as well as her brother, Buford Hartwick.

Survivors include her daughters Billye Gayle Boles of Pflugerville, TX, Rebecca (Dr. John) Gregg of Hereford, TX, and her son Jeffery Hartwick Boles of Dodge City, KS. She is survived as well by her grandchildren Jennifer Hunt of Tracy, CA, Demian (K’nok) Baum of Las Vegas, NV, Amanda (Kai) Scott Boles of Dodge City, KS, Mariah (Collin) Prock of Edmond, OK, Kelli Gregg (Mark Amalnack) of Ames, OK, Robert (Carrie) Dennis Boles of Dodge City, KS, and Robert Dale Boles of Denver, CO, . Beth also left 6 great-grandchildren and many, many nieces, and nephews.

Beth graduated from training at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas as a Registered Nurse in 1945. She met her husband, Robert Dale Boles, in Duncan, Oklahoma and they married July 10, 1948. Robert Dale Boles graduated as a physician, and the couple raised their four children while moving from Arkansas, to Colorado, and then to Kansas as he completed his internships.

Beth’s loves included reading, which she passed on to her children, as well as card games and dominoes. She traveled with her family throughout the US and, with the children grown, she and Robert travelled the world, visiting dozens of countries from Russia to Tahiti to Australia until her husband passed in 2001. She then lived independently in Oklahoma, living close to one of her nieces until moving to a King’s Manor cottage in Hereford TX in 2009 where she remained full of life and an amazing example for all who crossed her path. She leaves her family filled with blessed memories that help them remember the gift she truly was.

Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Lamar Room of King’s Manor, Hereford, Texas. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled immediately afterwards, at 2:00 pm at King’s Manor. Rev. Jared Blankenship will be officiating. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.

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Mary Alice Merrell

Mary was born April 11, 1930 in Bovina to Ezra Homer and Alma Alice Bond Englant. She taught 1st grade in the Friona Independent School District for many years, was a master at leather work, sold Avon and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bovina.

She is preceded in death by her parents, 1 son-Daryl Merrell, 1 brother-Floyd Englant, and 1 sister-Barbara Kesler.

Survivors include: 2 daughters-Karen Barham of Lubbock, and Connie Goad of Amarillo, 3 sons-Dale Merrell of Bovina, Doyle Merrell of Baytown and David Merrell and wife Kay of Amarillo, 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Graveside Inurnment Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Bovina Cemetery in Bovina, Texas with Rev. Brian Mullins, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bovina, officiating. Arrangements by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home in Friona.

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Charlie Ray Brady

Charlie was born May 23, 1928 in Thornton, Texas to Jimmy and Nellie Darnell Brady. He married Onnie May Clark December 24, 1956 in Clovis.

He was an area farmer, loved to play dominoes, pool, talk and garden.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, 1 son-Anthony Ray Brady, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Survivors include 1 son-Curtis Brady and wife Elizabeth of Lubbock, 2 brothers-James Brady and wife Effie of Dalhart, Sam Brady and wife Shirley of Mineral Wells, 1 sister-Nellie Kate Jackson of Friona and 3 grandchildren.

Graveside Services have been scheduled for 10:30 A.M. Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Friona Cemetery with Rev. Randy Johnson of Canyon, officiating. Burial following by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

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Joaquin Rueda

Joaquin was born August 16, 1949 in Mexico to Eduardo and Maria Rueda.

He was a machine operator for a construction company in Austin and loved his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include: his wife- Jovita Rueda, 3 sons-Carlos Rueda, Alejo Rueda and Jose Rueda, all of Friona, 3 daughters- Paula Garcia and Maria Rueda both of Friona and Ines Rueda of Mexico, 1 sister from Oklahoma, 1 sister from Missouri, 2 sisters from Mexico and 13 grandchildren.

Rosary Services will be said at 8:30 P.M. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Friona with Rev. Anthony Swamy Aakula, as celebrant. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home in Friona.

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Lillie Jantz Allen

Born on April 8, 1923 in Clinton, Oklahoma, Lillie was the daughter of John and Augusta (Busch) Jantz. She grew up in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School. She was united in marriage to Everett Allen on June 14, 1944 in Bessie, OK; he preceded her in death in 1991. The couple moved to Sunray in 1971 where they would farm and raise their family. Lillie loved to crochet, work jigsaw puzzles and visit with her family and friends. She could always be found working in her yard or in her porch swing waving to folks as they passed by. She was of Lutheran faith.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, son Danny Allen, three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her son: James Allen and wife Roxann of Dumas; daughter: Linda Wilson of Sugarland, TX; sister: Rosa Mae Fitzgerald of Lakeview, Colorado; grandchildren: Lori Boyd, Jeff Wilson and Melinda Allen; six great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, June 9, 2017 at First Christian Church in Dumas with Rev. Darrell Wait, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will follow at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sunray under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors.

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Arlene Kay Burnett Shepard

Arlene is survived by two daughters, Andrea Robinson and Jamie Wopperer, six grandchildren, KC Henry, Savanna Stuart, Riley Peterson, Rubee Peterson, Tylor Genn and Jade Genn, and three great-grandchildren, Kaizlee and Logan Henry and Josiah Stuart. She is also survived by three siblings, Arthur Burnett of Bremond, Texas, Allen Burnett of Dumas, and Alesia Burnett Grist of Amarillo. Arlene was predeceased by parents WB Burnett and Katherine Burnett Crawford as well as grandparents WW and Stella Burnett and Pat and Homer Beach, all of Dumas.

Arlene was a thoroughly practical woman, born a little late for her lifestyle. A pioneer woman at heart, she loved cooking, growing prize-winning vegetables and prided herself on being quite handy with tools and a paintbrush. Generous to a fault, if you received a gift from Arlene the goal was to make you a better cook, gardener or handyman (or woman).

Arlene’s contagious laugh will be greatly missed. We will remember her as our Mexicali Rose.

Remembrances may be made at the home of granddaughter KC Henry at 706 Floyd in Dumas. A memorial will be planned on her birthday, June 27, at Temple Baptist Church – 311 N Maddox, Dumas, Texas at 6pm. Grady Burkhalter will officiate and we welcome all to attend.

Temple Baptist Church
311 N. Maddox
Dumas, TX 79029
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
6 P.M.

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Harold Wesley Hudgins

Harold was born April 27, 1926 in Tyler, TX to Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Hudgins. The family moved to the Coldwater Community in 1930 where Harold’s father did road construction work. In 1941 they moved to Dalhart and bought a shoe repair shop. Harold worked in the shop, attended school and worked on a farm in Hartley.
Harold joined the US Navy in September 1944 and served in Australia, Japan, the Persian Gulf and the Hawaiian Islands. In 1946, after his service in the Navy, he returned to the Hartley area and continued farming. It was during this time he met his future wife Betty Bryant. They were married February 10, 1949. Her parents were Gardie N and Myrtle Bryant of Hartley.
In the spring of 1949 Harold and Betty moved to a farm 7 miles SW of Hartley (known as the old Hurd Place), where they continued to live and raise their family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister – Mary Ward.

Survivors include his wife Betty of Hartley, TX ; his children, Nicki Hudgins & husband Virgil Bartlett of Amarillo, TX, Peggy Holland & husband Eddie of Bluffton, TX, Mike Hudgins of Kennesaw, GA and Chris Miller & husband Clifton of Hartley, TX; three grandchildren Kimberly Pierron & husband Eric of Georgetown, TX, Andrew Miller of Canyon, TX, & Bradley Miller & wife Kara of Hereford, TX; Four great-grandchildren Christopher Pierron, Kiersten Pierron, Jace Miller and Addilyn Miller.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Hartley Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Tubbs officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartley Cemetery – Arrangements by Horizon Funeral Home.

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Wendy Michelle Harris

Wendy Michelle Harris was born May 20, 1966 in Fresno, CA. to Buddy and Joyce Woodard Palmer. She was a resident of Hutchinson County from 1982 to 2000 and then moved to Washington St. from Stinnett. Wendy was a member of the Church of Christ at Borger, and worked as a bank teller at the Gesa Credit Union in Richland for a number of years. On March 17, 2001 she married Kenny Harris in Kennewick, WA. Wendy loved to read, crafts, scrapbooking, and her grandchildren dearly.

Survivors include her husband Kenny Harris of Benton City, WA.; mother Joyce Palmer of Amarillo; her son Cody Leinen and daughter Hope Leinen both of Stinnett; three brothers Jerry Palmer and wife Shawna, Michael Palmer and wife Jennie, Joey Palmer and wife Sky all of Canyon; two grandchildren Kodie Elizabeth Grace Leinen, and Liam Daniel Ryker Evanson.

Wendy is preceded in death by her father Buddy Palmer, and her sister Debbie Palmer.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Church of Christ at Borger with Mr. Richard Kasko of the Fritch Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at the Stinnett Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday evening at Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

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W.L. ”Tex” Toney

Tex was born September 9, 1942 in Borger to Hattie Mae and W.O. Toney. He married the love of his life Vernell Fay Platts on January 25, 1969 in Phillips, Texas, his love and devotion to her was like no other. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. A member of the Corvette Club, Tex enjoyed building classic cars from scratch. He also enjoyed building his own guns and ammo. Skeet shooting was also a favorite pastime as well as writing poetry and stories. He was an extremely intelligent man who owned and operated his own business, W.L. Toney Production, specializing in Oil and Gas-Production.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, June Lummus.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Vernell Fay Toney of Borger; daughter, Terri McDonald and husband Daryl of Crowley; three grandchildren, Christopher McDonald and wife Beth, Cayton McDonald and wife Sabrina, Colton McDonald and wife Rikki; six great grandchildren; brother, Jim Toney of Borger; sisters, Jane Price of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Pat Vaughn and husband Ray of Sherman, Texas; sister-in-law, Vicki St. Clair and husband Steve of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In following his wishes, there will be no service. However, due to Vernell’s Alzheimer diagnosis, please refrain from mentioning his passing to her. In lieu of flowers, his memory may be honored with a gift to the Alzheimer Association, 5410 Bell Street, #411, Amarillo, TX 79101.

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Dr. Robert Emmett Gulde

Robert was born May 10, 1934 in Amarillo, Texas at St. Anthony’s Hospital to John Fidelis Gulde and Philippina Marie Lutz Gulde. He graduated from Price College in 1952, and went on to receive his B.S. from Notre Dame University and his M.D. from St. Louis University School of Medicine in June of 1960. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, before serving as Chief Resident in Cardiopulmonary Disease during his residency at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. From 1964 to 1966 he was a Special Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease at the highly esteemed Cleveland Clinic. Furthermore, he was board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. From 1966 to 1968 he served as Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve at Bethesda, Maryland, with a teaching appointment in the Department of Cardiology at the Naval Medical School. He was also Director of the CPR Program and Advisor to Capitol Physicians on CPR at the National Naval Medical Center, where he worked with Dr. Ken Sell and Charles Augustus Lindbergh on measuring the electrical and physiologic function of in vitro perfused mammalian hearts, and was Naval Representative for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. He also oversaw the creation of the Catheterization Lab at Bethesda Naval Hospital. In 1968, after the death of his firstborn son, John Robert, he moved back to Amarillo.

He was a practicing cardiologist in Amarillo from 1968 until he retired in 2003. In 1974, after becoming frustrated with the “Standard of Care” at St. Anthony’s Hospital, where he had practiced since 1968 and served as Chief of Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Committee from 1972 to 1974, he opened the Heart Institute for C.A.R.E. (Cardiovascular Advancements Research Education) as the first freestanding cardiac catheterization laboratory west of the Mississippi, the third in the nation, but the only one with a viewing room for the patient’s family where they could watch the heart caths. He performed over 10,000 heart caths in his facility alone, and always provided his patients with an intensive, detailed report, including pictures of their heart, carotid arteries, and arteries to the legs. He believed in educating patients and their families to become “Captains of Their Health Care Team”. He brought many other advancements to the Texas Panhandle, including high-level stress testing, stress echo testing, 2-D color-flow echocardiography, carotid pulse tracing, Holter Monitoring, and automated 3-channel regional computer satellite ECG service where he transmitted ECGs digitally from all over the Panhandle. He had a passion for medicine, and was always thankful for the exceptional network of doctors who referred patients to him, helped him with others, and who believed in his cause.

Besides being a staff cardiologist at the local hospitals, including the VA Hospital and Palo Duro Hospital in Canyon, he was also an Associate Clinical Professor at Texas Tech Medical School from 1972 to 1990, where he was honored to be recognized as Outstanding Faculty Member in 1974. He was a member of American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Potter/Randall County Medical Society, American Heart Association, American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, Texas Society of Internal Medicine, Amarillo Society for Internal Medicine, and served on the Credentials Committee for the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions from 1990 to 2002. He was on the Board of Directors 1970 to 1974 for the American Heart Association Texas Affiliate. He was on the Board of Directors 1969 to 1976 for the Amarillo Potter County Heart Association, Vice-President in 1974 and President in 1975. He was Area Coordinator of CPR and Advisor to Executive Council as CPR Coordinator for Region I Program of AHA Texas Affiliate Corporate Member 1974 to 1976. He was on the International Medical Advisory Board for CroMed Bionics of New York from 1973 to 1974. He had numerous Publications published and presented, including movies and videos of CVP monitoring and Hyperventilation Syndrome. He was also a member of the International Platform Association and the Amarillo Executive Association.

In the last few years that he was able, Bob worked extensively on his book, S.O.C.G.A – Standard of Care Gone Awry.

Bob married his first love, Doris Jeanne Smith (1935-1978), in 1960 and had seven children – Jeanne (1961-1978), Lauri, Marjorie, John Robert (1965-1967), Robert John, Michele and Michael. In 1980, he married his long-time nurse Janis Fowler and had a son, Jonathan. His third wife, Rebecca (Becky) Harris, he married in 1986 and had child number nine, Christian.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris, daughter Jeanne and son John Robert, as well as his parents, John and Philippina Gulde, brothers Joe Gulde and Jim Gulde, Jim’s wife Dorothy Gulde, brother-in-law Leonard Nussbaum, grandsons Larry and Bobby Cox, and Uncle Carl Lutz and Aunt Eunice Lutz of Amarillo.

He is survived by his wife, Becky; sister Elizabeth Nussbaum; sister Margaret Rettenmaier and husband Don, sister-in-law Joan Gulde, brother Larry Gulde and wife Libby of Chapel Hill, NC, daughter Lauri Allen and husband Russ of Manhattan Beach, CA, and their children, Madison, Jeanne, Adeline and Tessa; daughter Marjorie LaRochelle and husband Joe of Houston, TX, and their children Alexander, Erica, Gabrielle, Sophia and Olivia; son Robert Gulde and wife Cindy of Highlands Ranch, CO, and their children Noah and Emma; daughter Michele Cox and husband Cody of Amarillo, and their children Branch, Miles, Grady, Elizabeth and Karis; son Michael Gulde of Mission Viejo, CA; son Jonathan Gulde and wife Brandi of League City, TX, and their children Lesley, Taylor and Abigail; son Christian Gulde and wife Whitney; along with Becky’s parents, Doris and Robert Harris, Becky’s sister Cheryl Woodard and husband Mitch, and Becky’s brother Dale Harris and wife Charmaine; and many, many wonderful nieces and nephews, cousins, and their families.

A vigil will be held Friday, June 9, at 6:00 p.m. at Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Home, 5400 S. Bell. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 S. Washington with Father Scott Raef officiating. Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery.

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