Alfred “Squirrelly” Daniel – July 20, 2015

Daniel, Alfred Obit PicAlfred “Squirrelly” Daniel passed away in the Community Living Center at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Amarillo, Texas on July 20, 2015.

A private family memorial service was held last week. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Daniel, a Canyon resident for the past 62 years, is survived by his wife of 69 years, LaVerne S. Daniel; two brothers, Wayne Daniel of Minden, Nevada, and Robert Daniel of Madison, Wisconsin; a daughter, Vicki Daniel Eder and husband John of Amarillo, Texas; a son, Larry Daniel and wife Joy of Carrollton, Texas; three granddaughters, Melissa Eder of Amarillo, Texas, Lauran Daniel Helms and husband Dwight of Sugar Land, Texas and Jaclyn Daniel Ory and husband Benjamin of LaPlace, Louisiana; and six great-grandchildren, Hadleigh Helms, Jonah Daniel Ory, McKinley Helms, Ainsley Ory, Sanders Ory and Elise Ory.

Alfred was born to Q.J. and Lillie Daniel in Amarillo on July 29, 1925.  After graduating from Amarillo High School and attending West Texas State Teachers College for one year, Mr. Daniel joined the Army Air Corps where he served as a B29 and B17 Navigator during World War II.  He returned to Amarillo in 1945 and was employed at Smythe Auto Supply for 8 years.  In 1953, he opened Canyon Auto Parts which he owned and operated for twenty years.  Squirrelly was active in the Canyon community serving for over twenty years as a Canyon Volunteer Fireman.  He was a member of the Lions Club and was a Little League baseball coach for 8 years.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Amarillo for many years.  In fact, both Alfred and LaVerne were regulars in the First Christian Church nursery in the late 1920’s.

Squirrelly loved his family and the many friends and customers of Canyon Auto Parts.  He spent his final years enjoying the company of his coffee shop friends at the Donut Stop in Canyon and as a caregiver to his wife LaVerne.

The family has requested that memorials be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, West Texas National Chapter, 4687 North Mesa, Suite 200, El Paso, TX 79012.

Charlotte Condren Fyfe – July 25, 2015

Fyfe Obit PicCharlotte Condren Fyfe went to be with our Lord on July 25, 2015.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 31, 2015, at Polk Street United Methodist Church chapel with Dr. Burt Palmer, senior pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Charlotte Condren Fyfe was born on June 27, 19-none-of-your-business, to Willis and Lucy Condren. Charlotte was the proud sister to 4 brothers and 4 sisters.  With 9 children in all she learned early on that she had to be tough to survive.  She began working for Mason’s café at the age of 14 and used her tips to provide lunch money for her younger siblings.  After high school graduation she began a career bookkeeping with Hoyt & Associates.

After meeting the love of her life, Charles E. Fyfe, III, they got married in the spring of 1959.  Education was very important to Charlotte even after she married.  She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in economics at WTSU and began a teaching career at Amarillo College.  Along with her teaching career she co-owned and helped run the family business of Fyfe Cement Co. & Supply.

Charlotte was very civic minded and remained very active in the community until her passing.  She was a proud member of Polk St. United Methodist Church, the Fraternal Order of Economics, and the Women’s League of Voters.  Over her lifetime she enjoyed countless rounds of golf, playing thousands of hands at bridge club, knocking down a few pins at bowling league, and debating anyone willing to argue politics.  She has always supported the arts and looked for any excuse to hear a good concert or a piece of great jazz.

Charlotte had a wonderful spirit, a mischievous laugh, and an ornery side that would light up any room.  She will be truly missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Fyfe III; her parents, Willis and Lucy Condren; a brother, Jack Condren; and a sister, Patricia Kersten.

Charlotte was survived by Don Condren of Carmel, CA, Harry Condren and wife Pegge of Webbers Falls, OK., Howard Condren and wife Kay of Miami, OK, Wanda Douglas of Matthews, N.C., Virginia Clement of Wichita Falls, TX and Sandra Deharde and husband Harvey of Mansfield, special friends, Cory and Stephanie Musick, of Amarillo, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX 79101; or to Salvation Army, 400 S. Harrison St., Amarillo, TX 79101-1442.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the funeral home.

Clarence Stewart Webster – July 27, 2015

Webster Obit PicClarence Stewart Webster, 83, of Amarillo, died Monday, July 27, 2015.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Clarence was born June 9, 1932, in Wellington, Kan. to J.D. and Mabel Webster.  He served in the Navy aboard the USS Yorktown CV-10 during the Korean War.  Clarence married Shirley Wallace on Oct. 23, 1955, in Wellington.  He worked for Santa Fe Railroad for 39 years.  Clarence was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, J.D. Jr., Clifford and Joe; and a sister, Shirley.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Webster, of the home; two daughters, Jo Le Ginter and husband Carson of Higgins and Cindy Pena and husband Michael of Plainview; a son, Brad Webster of Amarillo; two brothers, Calvin Webster of Fredericksburg and Willard Webster of Corbin, Kan.; and five grandchildren, Kris, Noah, Stanzie, Corey and Amy.

Leta Ferne Rutherford Walker – July 30, 2015

Walker Then PicWalker Now PicLeta Ferne Rutherford Walker, 80, of Claude, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Claude with Rev. Jim Brown officiating.  Burial will be in Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, TX.

Leta was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Armstrong County where she lived and raised her family.  She graduated from Claude High School in 1955 and married Don Rutherford in April 1956.  Leta loved nothing more than caring for her husband and their daughters.  She retired from the Department of Agriculture after 21 years of service.  Leta married Jim Walker in June 2002.  Leta was active in many community organizations and a devoted Christian who enjoyed singing in the church choir.  She loved supporting her three daughters and their sporting and rodeo events as well as her grandchildren’s many activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Delton and Fannie Mae Best Dye; a brother, Kenneth Dye; and a granddaughter, Kyla Cleveland; and her husband, Jim Walker.

Survivors include three daughters, Paula Bagwell and husband Ross of Amarillo, Janet Uptergrove and husband Jimmy of Claude, and Rene’e Weitz and husband Doyle of London, Texas; grandchildren, Ty Bagwell and wife Andi of Amarillo, Teal Bagwell and wife Rebeca of Leavenworth, Wash., Shayla Bagwell of Amarillo, Cole Cleveland of Davis, Okla., Jenna Harris and husband Blaine of Canyon, Chet and Chaine Weitz of London, TX; and great-grandchildren, Kason Harris and Caleb Britten.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 3152 Little Road, Suite 146, Trinity, Florida 34655; Claude EMS & Fire Dept., Box 231, Claude, Texas 79019; or to Claude Cemetery, Box 189, Claude, TX 79019.

Leta’s loving and caring spirit touched the lives of many and was a blessing to all who knew her.

Carrie Lou Riley – July 28, 2015

Riley Obit PicCarrie Lou Riley, 87, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2015, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Howard K. Batson, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Carrie Lou Riley was born in Old Mobeetie on the 23rd of January 1928, to Rufus Park Morris and Willie Maxine Ellis Morris.  She grew up in Canadian and graduated from Canadian High School.  She attended West Texas State College.  She met Jack Riley between semesters and after a three-month engagement, the two were married in September 1947.  That same year the couple moved to Lubbock so Jack could attend Texas Tech University.  The next year they moved back to Canadian and Jack returned to a lifelong career with Santa Fe Railroad.  In 1954, they moved to Amarillo where they raised their family.

Carrie was a devoted wife and mother who adored her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack; a brother, R.P. Morris, Jr.; two sisters, Glenna Schultz and Georgia Leigh Isaacs; and a great-granddaughter, Kinley Grace Riley.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen Lynn Gunnels, of Irving; two sons, Jack Lee Riley and wife Shelly and Shawn Nelson Riley and wife Susan, all of Amarillo.  Additional survivors include a brother-in-law, Quinten Isaacs; two grandsons, Ryan Gunnels and Johnathan Riley; four granddaughters, Sarah Milford, Ashley Bichard, Caroline Riley, and Georgia Riley; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the funeral home.

Dena Mae Kennedy – July 26, 2015

Kennedy Obit PicDena Mae Kennedy, 97, of Amarillo, died Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dena was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Collin County to Robert and Nora Britton.  She worked for Blackburn’s for 26 years.  Dena was member of the Red Hat Society and a charter member of Southwest Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Judd Kennedy and a son, Gary Kennedy.

Survivors include a son, Stan Kennedy and wife Nan of Canyon; a daughter, Marti Kennedy, of Austin; a daughter-in-law, Jan Hinds of Amarillo; six grandchildren, Kezia, Shawn, Amity, Tiffany, Kelly and Michael; and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to High Plains Children’s Home, P.O. Box 7448, Amarillo, Texas  79114.

Loyd Glass – July 26, 2015

Glass Obit Pic 2Glass Obit Pic 1Loyd Glass, 89, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at his home in Vega.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Christ’s Community Fellowship Church with Darren Elliott, senior pastor, officiating.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega, 110 Main.

Loyd was born February 1, 1926, in Paducah, Texas to Brice and Tennie Jones Glass.  He graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1943, and then served in the US Navy from January 1943-January 1947.  During his service, he proudly served our country in the Pacific theater on the USS Windham Bay and the USS Myles C. Fox.

Loyd married Donna Janice Easley, on July 4, 1947, in Paducah, Texas.  Loyd and Donna came to Vega in 1954, after being on the road with the Standard Oil and Gas Company for seven years.  He then became owner and operator of Oldham County Implement Company Inc. from 1954-2010, where his motto was, “Nothing Runs Like a Deere.”  During his lifetime, Loyd served on the Vega Independent School District Board of Directors.  He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club and American Legion Post 168.  He received the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year award in 2010.  Besides his family, Loyd loved working cattle at area ranches, where he would exchange his John Deere cap for a John Wayne cowboy hat.  He was an avid Vega Longhorn fan and a proud American patriot.

After the death of his wife, Donna, in 1989, Loyd married Beth Hayes of Channing on October 29, 1992, who also preceded in death in 2008.  Others preceding him in death were his mother Tennie Glass; his father, Brice Glass; and his step-mother, Mable Glass.

Survivors include his daughters, Cheri Webb and husband John, Melanie Kirkland and husband Perry, Cynthia Artho and husband Andy, and Deborah Sue McDonald, all of Vega. He is also survived by a sister, Jean Ricketts and husband Albert, of Canyon and their four children.  His grandchildren are Robby Kirkland and wife Amy, Kelly Schroeder and husband Todd, Natalie Davis and husband Dave, Brent Artho and wife Kimberly, Lindsay Elliott and husband Darren, Shane Qualls and wife Cayla, Brad Webb and wife Caitlin, Randi Sue Franklin, and Kimberly Naughton and husband Seth.  His great-grandchildren are Sam Elliott, Savannah Webb, Bailey, Bryson and Brock Schroeder, Calleigh, Carson and Cydney Kirkland, Madison and Drew Davis, Caroline, Meredith and Brady Artho, Delanie and Gentry Naughton, Cutter, Cannon and Cambry Qualls and Weston and Landon Franklin.  Loyd also is survived by his extended family, daughter, Kathleen Hill and husband, Jim, two granddaughters; 4 great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Reba Perry and husband Robert of Wichita Falls.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Memorial Day Luncheon Fund, P.O. Box 590, Vega, TX 79092; or a charity of your choice.

Viewing will be from 11am – 6 pm, Tuesday, in Vega, at the funeral home.


Ole C. Olsen – July 25, 2015

Ole C. Olson, 77, of Amarillo, died Saturday, July 25, 2015.Olson Ole Obit Pic

Services will be at 4:30 P.M., Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. Burt Palmer, Sr. pastor of Polk Street United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ole was born on November 17, 1937, in Roger Mills County, Ok., to Leon and Ruth Olson. He graduated from Berlin High School and Oklahoma City University, where he earned an Associate’s Degree.  He worked for Zeigler-Wimberly in Tulia, First Supply in Stratford, and A & I Drive Train.  Ole owned and operated Olson Automotive Machine and Supply for many years. He also owned Olson Distributing in Amarillo and Stratford. He was a mentor to many young and old.  He farmed throughout his life in Sherman and Potter County.  He loved to play golf at Amarillo Country Club and Tascosa Golf Club. He was a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church. Ole was a wonderful father and a marvelous grandfather.

He married Audrine Anderson on March 15, 1960 in Shamrock, Tx.

He is survived by his wife, Audrine Olson, of the home; a son, Ricky Don Olson and Lesa Wood of Lubbock; a daughter, Sheronda Olson Greenwood and husband Dr. James L. Greenwood, Jr. of Dallas; three brothers, Benjamin Olson of Grimes, Ok., Jimmy Olson of Plainview, and Kenneth Olson of Lubbock; three grandchildren, Clifton Lee Greenwood, Kylee Olson Daugherty and husband Caleb, and Reed Olson Greenwood.

The family suggests memorials be made to Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX 79101; or the American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109.


Adele Kalman – July 22, 2015

Adele Kalman, 88, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

EPSON MFP imageMemorial services will be Monday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Adele was born February 1, 1927, in Schulenberg to Myke and Anne Klein. She taught school as a substitute teacher for many years, and worked for Zales during the holidays. She was very active in the American Association of University Women, and loved to bowl. She was a homemaker and a member of Temple B’Nai Israel.

Adele was preceded in death by her husband, Herb Kalman.

Survivors include two daughters, Marsha Shea, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Elayne Kalman of Amarillo; a sister, Marilyn Halpin of Houston; two grandchildren, Jack and Kit; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Harrington Cancer Center, 1500 Wallace Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Robin Lynn Nielsen – July 21, 2015

Nielsen, Robin obit picRobin Lynn Nielsen, 49, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Memorial services will be at 2 pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with the Rev. Claire Cowden, curate at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church officiating.  Military Rites are provided by DAV Chapter 26.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Robin was born May 21, 1966, in Hawaii, to Richard and Carol Beitler.  She graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Amarillo College.  Robin was a veteran of the Army.

Survivors include two daughters, Amber Wray and husband Arick and Megan Nielsen, all of Amarillo; a son, Matthew Nielsen, of Amarillo; her mother, Carol Morhardt of Silvis, Illinois; her father, Richard Beitler and wife Cathy of Collierville, Tennessee; a brother, Kevin Beitler of Collierville; a sister, Michaela Nelson of Chadwick, Illinois; and three grandchildren, Annika, Alan and Ahren.