Sharon Ruth Cook, 57, of Amarillo, passed away peacefully at home on July 30, 2017 with her loving husband and son by her side.Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Victory Church, 6300 Arden Rd., with Pastor David Brown officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Angel Funeral Home, 2209 S. Arthur.Sharon was born on November 27, 1959 in Pampa to John Cook Sr and Mary (Klyce) Cook. Sharon attended
Helen was born on April 30, 1945 in Amarillo to Howard and Gladys Kerr. She loved going to the flea market and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her son Eric Dean and wife Sandra; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
raveside services will be at 2:00 pm, Monday, June 12, 2017 in Llano East Cemetery. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 1505 Martin Road.
Cepado Fisher was born on May 5, 1978 in Amarillo to Roy and Gwendolyn Fisher. Cepado graduated from Palo Duro High School and worked in the construction industry. He loved riding dirt bikes and going to the river. He also loved to play video games and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
He is survived by his mother, Gwendolyn Fisher; a son, Stephaun Fisher; a brother, Roy Fisher III; a sister, Carmen Fisher; his grandmother, Ruthie Fisher; two nieces, Makayla Asberry and DeAntranee Fisher; a nephew, DeQuarius Fisher and several aunts and uncles.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Beacon Baptist Church with Pastor Curtis Redmond officiating. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 1505 Martin Road.
Jorge was born on September 16, 1980 to Maria and Mercedes Escamilla. He grew up in Mexico before moving to Amarillo.
He is survived by his wife, Marivel Garcia; three daughters, Johana Cervantes Catano, Noelia Catano and Yridian Garcia Catano; his parents, Maria and Mercedes Escamilla; and two sisters, Yazmin Escamilla and Coral Escamilla and husband, Cipriano.
Services will be held at 11:00 am, June 15, 2017 in LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Martin Road Chapel. Burial will be held at a later date in Chihuahua, Mexico. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 1505 Martin Road.
Frank Helvey was born in Houston to Frank Jr. and Helen Helvey. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School and then attended Texas A&M University where he received his Masters Degree in Education. Frank married the love of his life, Jean Mayo on September 23, 1952 in Amarillo at St. Andrews Espiscopal Church and they were married for a wonderful sixty four years. Frank began his career as a teacher and Assistant Principal in Corpus Christi at Hamlin Jr. High and then at Moody High School. Frank and Jean moved to Amarillo and Frank was an economics teacher at Tascosa High School. Frank was the unofficial photographer for Tascosa. Frank never stopped learning and an example of this was he decided to learn to read music and play the piano at the age of sixty five. He played the saxophone in the Khiva Shriner’s band and was a 32nd degree Mason who loved to read and he kept up with current events and history.
Jean and Frank would go dancing every Saturday night at the Amarillo Club and Frank would fill in with the band if they needed him. He loved to travel and their favorite destination was to New York City making the trip seven times and they also traveled to France. Frank was a man of strong faith and always attended church or watched services on Sunday morning. TOP DRAWER are the words that describe this husband and educator.
He is survived by his wife, Jean and his niece, Carol.
Pattie was born on September 11, 1962 in Dumas to Roy and Laverne Davis. Pattie loved working word puzzles, crocheting, frogs and drinking sweet tea. Pattie loved going to church and spending time with her family. and she will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, three brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her parents; her daughter, Dana Collins and fiancee Rick; a sister, Tammie Rogers and husband Troy; four brothers, Ray Davis and wife Sharon, Johnny Davis and wife Amber, Oscar Davis and wife Mandy and Jackie Davis and wife Beverly; ten grandchildren, Rudy Rodriguez, Virginia Rodriguez, Daniel Flores, Emily Flores, Clay Collins, Macie Collins, Brett Collins, Colton Collins and Olivia Barreras.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, June 16, 2017 in New Life Church, 800 Avenue L, Sunray, Texas. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter.
She was born on November 18, 1940 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Sofia and Alejandro Abud. The oldest of six children, she helped raise her brothers and sisters. On January 31, 1970, she married Jose Pedro Arias. After the birth of their first child, they came to the United States so that he could continue his medical education. During this time, they fell in love with everything this country had and has to offer. Two more children later, they settled in the Texas Panhandle—first in Dumas and then in Amarillo. In the Texas Panhandle, she found people that shared her values of faith, honesty, and hard work. She stressed these values, along with the importance of a strong education, to her children, pushing them to work hard in everything they attempted and, most importantly, to never give up. As her children grew older, she helped manage her husband’s medical practice. However, she was always most proud of her work as a wife and mother. She also loved music and dance. She was a strong supporter of the arts in the community. She enjoyed meeting new people from all walks of life and making friendships that lasted a lifetime. While she will be deeply missed, her memory and influence will live forever in our hearts and minds.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dr. Jose Arias of Amarillo, two sons, Fernando “Fred” and wife Karen of Plano and Diego and wife Natalia of Seabrook; a daughter, Veronica of Canyon; a sister Nora Lopez of Buenos Aires; a brother Alejandro Abud of Caracas, Venezuela; and four grandchildren, Analisa, Alex, Luciana, and Eliana.
Wake service will be held at 6:00 pm followed by a visitation on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Coulter Road Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am Friday, June 16, 2017 in St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S Coulter St.
Allen was born in Shamrock, TX in 1950 and he had 4 siblings. He was a free spirit, an artist, and a teacher for thousands of students over 30 years throughout the Texas panhandle including Amarillo, Canyon, and Plainview. He had an incredible since of humor and loved the reactions he could get from people around him.
He is survived by two sons, Coal Lamb and wife Kelly, and Mark Lamb: two sisters Carol Floyd and husband John, Debra Jeffers.
No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter St.
Celso was born on September 12, 1921 to Severino and Eloisa Martinez in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. He married Antonina in Amarillo. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad for 38 years as a track laborer until his retirement. Celso moved to Quitman in 1997. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Antonia, two sisters, Alice Romero and Rebecca Rumbugh and three brothers, Pablo Martinez, Arthur Martinez and Benito Martinez.
Mr. Martinez is survived by his niece, Marie H. Schoolcraft and husband, David; a sister, Percilla Mota and husband Abellino; a brother, Guadalupe Martinez and wife Alma; several step children and numerous nieces and nephews.
Holy rosary will be said at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Martin Road Chapel. Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Our lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1210 SE 11th Street with Father Jose Gomez as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 1505 Martin Road.
Wanda was born on August 31, 1940 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Lester and Willie Stuart. Her family moved to Amarillo when she was a young girl. Wanda married David O. Humphrey in 1985. She worked as a tax preparer for H & R Block for 18 years. She enjoyed reading. Wanda will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband, David; children, Valarie Lawler and husband Robert, Raymond Allen, Randy Allen and Christopher Humphrey; five grandchildren, Jeff Allen, Dustin Allen, Leslie Allen, Kasey Allen and Layla Allen; and 15 great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, June 22, 2017 in LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Martin Road Chapel, 1505 Martin Road. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 1505 Martin Road.