Leroy Clyde Shelhamer – February 22, 2015

Leroy Clyde Shelhamer, 92, passed from this life on February 22, 2015 in Amarillo.Shelhamer Obit Pic

 

Services will be held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico at a later date.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

 

Leroy was born on October 1, 1922, to Leslie and Jessie (Goodwin) Shelhamer in Grand Junction, Colorado.  He was the youngest of six children.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 1941 and served in the Pacific theater during World War II, including combat at Guadalcanal.  Leroy held the rank of Technical Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1947.  After his military service, Leroy moved to Albuquerque to attend the University of New Mexico.

 

While in Albuquerque, he met the love of his life, Deana “Janelle” Searcy, and they were married on January 28, 1950.  Leroy and Janelle had just recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

 

After graduating the University of New Mexico with a degree in geology, Leroy and Janelle moved to Texas where Leroy accepted a job as an exploration geophysicist with Union Oil of California.  Leroy worked for Unocal for 25 years living in Lafayette, Louisiana and Houston, Texas for most of his career.  Following his retirement from Unocal in 1977, he formed his own geophysical consulting firm, where he worked with his sons and daughter-in-law until his later retirement in 1987.

 

Leroy and Janelle retired to Albuquerque, renewing many old friendships.  They later returned to Texas to be closer to family, first moving to Kerrville and then to Amarillo.  During his retirement, Leroy enjoyed traveling and playing a little golf.  His greatest joy was his family, especially the times when they could all be together like the recent wedding of his oldest grandson in Seattle.  Leroy also loved spending time with his younger grandchildren including attending his grandson’s soap box derby races for special needs children or re-organizing his rock collection with his granddaughter.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings, Sylvia Dossigny, Howard Shelhamer, Ellis Shelhamer, Mildred Keethler, and Ruth McDonald.

 

Survivors include his beloved wife Janelle Shelhamer of Amarillo; a son, Alan Shelhamer and wife Judie of Sugarland, Texas; a son, Bryan Shelhamer and wife Amy of Amarillo; a grandson, Jeffrey Shelhamer and wife Jaime of Redmond, Wash.; a grandson, William and granddaughter, Sara of Amarillo; and many nieces and nephews.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at BSA’s Medical Intensive Care Unit and BSA Hospice for the care and compassion provided to Leroy and his family.

 

The family suggests memorials be to the Amarillo Area Super Kids Classic, 4221 W. 21st Avenue, Amarillo, Texas 79106 or Olivia’s Angels, c/o BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, Texas 79176.

 

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

Dr. William Stuart Wallace, II (DVM) – February 27, 2015

Dr. William Stuart Wallace, II (DVM), age 77, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015.Wallace Obit Pic

 

Memorial services are pending.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

 

Bill, as he was known to his friends, was born April 5, 1937, in Flint, Michigan to John Ann Janes Wallace and Dr. William Stuart Wallace.  He attended Colorado Military School and Culver Military School.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Colorado A&M and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University.

 

Bill married the love of his life, Charlene Foley, on May 23, 1965, in Fort Collins, Colorado.  He was a pilot for United Airlines, flying DC3s, and also obtained a private pilot’s license.  He owned Wallace Ranch and Cattle Company with ranches in New Mexico and Texas.

 

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Charlene; special friend, Carl Rice; two furry friends; and many friends and business associates.

 

Bill and Charlene have supported numerous local charities, and the family suggests memorials to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and the Animal Rescue Shelter.

 

 

June Cox – February 26, 2015

Cox Obit PicJune Cox, 93, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. John Bridwell, pastor emeritus, First Christian Church officiating.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

June was born June 26, 1921, in Amarillo, to Evert and Elva Cox.  She graduated from Amarillo High School earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from West Texas A&M University.  June was the office manager for 40 years for Dr. A.B. Goldston.  She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Mary Lee Cox Flowers.

Survivors include two nephews, James and Philip Flowers; and a niece, Carol Terrell.

Cynthia Sisneros – February 26, 2015

Sisneros Obit PicCynthia Sisneros, 60, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2015, at Amarillo Fellowship Church, 8425 S. Bell, with Richie Brown, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Cynthia was born Feb. 11, 1955, in Olton to Dean “Butch” and Verma Dellis.  She married Eddie Sisneros on May 1, 1999, in Amarillo.  She loved her mother, husband, children and grandchildren.  She loved hiking and being in the mountains near Mora at the family cabin and volunteering at places like Harrington Cancer Center, Meals on Wheels, and others.  Cynthia was a member of Amarillo Fellowship Church.

Cynthia will be especially remembered for her infectious smile, her witty sense of humor, her compassion for others, and her strong bond and love for her family.  She will be remembered by her grandchildren as the most incredible Gma that God could have blessed them with.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dean “Butch” Dellis, and will be laid to rest next to him at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Eddie Sisneros, of Amarillo; two daughters, Amy Rea and husband Britt and Alicia Mincey and husband Curt, all of Amarillo; a stepson, Jarrett Sisneros of Oklahoma City; a stepdaughter, Brittany Hartwig and husband Gus of Oklahoma City; her mother, Verma Dellis of Amarillo; three brothers, Michael Dellis and wife Laurie and Glenn Dellis and wife Sue, all of Amarillo and Bill Dellis and wife Liz of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren, Caden, Talon, Haeven, Bennett, Brinkley and Holiday; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Cynthia would want you to be comfortable, so come as you are to celebrate her life.  If you would like to join the family and wear green that was her favorite color.

The family suggests memorials be made to the benefit fund for Cynthia Sisneros at Amarillo National Bank, PO Box 1, Amarillo, TX 79105; or to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 E 79th St, Tulsa, OK 74133.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Cancer Treatment Centers of America for their exceptional care and love for Cynthia and her family.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., March 1, 2015, at the funeral home.

Judy Walker – February 25, 2015

Walker Obit PicJudy Walker, 87, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Billy Nickell, senior pastor of First Family Church officiating.  Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. in Northlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dumas.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Judy was born Feb. 17, 1928, in Cunningham to Lenard and Mattie Smith.  She loved to travel and was very much involved in the music department at First Family Church.  She also loved to paint.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Boyd Walker.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Walker and wife Glowanda of Perryton; a daughter, Debie White and husband Larry of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Misty, Robby, Kori and Shelly; and seven great-grandchildren, Andrew, Jacob, Joshua, Emersen, London, Nora and Everly.

The family suggests memorials be made to First Family Church, 6101 Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

Inez Prichard – February 23, 2015

Prichard Obit PicInez Prichard, 91, of Amarillo, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Inez was born March 16, 1923, in Quail to George and Vera Abbott. She graduated from Canyon High School in 1941 and she married D.A. Prichard on June 7 the same year.  He preceded her in death in 2004.

Inez worked for Bellah’s Grocery, West Texas State University and also lived and worked at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch for 10 plus years until retiring in 1991. But her favorite job was being a mother and grandmother.  Both Inez and D.A. were members of Kiwanis for 15 years.  She was also a member of Hillside Christian Church and the Lamplighter Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her two sons, George Prichard and wife Janie of Granbury and Preston Prichard and wife Denise of Thousand Oaks, CA; daughter, Christi Guill and husband Mark, of Amarillo; two brothers, Clifford Abbott of Canyon and Bill Abbott of Lubbock; nine grandchildren, Greg Prichard, Matt Prichard, Mark Prichard, Jeff Prichard, Julie Bretz, Jacob Prichard, Casee May, Tyra Jesko and Samuel Guill; and 19 great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to Hospice Care of the Southwest, 1301 S. Coulter St., Suite 404, Amarillo, TX 79106 or Kairos Outside Prison Ministry, PO Box 51012, Amarillo, TX  79159.

Darrel Lee Garten – February 24, 2015

Garten Obit PicDarrel Lee Garten, 50, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Jon Watson and Gene Foster officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Darrel was born Aug. 3, 1964, in Wichita, Kan. to Dr. James and Mrs. Kathleen Garten.  He graduated from Caprock High School in 1983.  Darrel married Jamie Tash on July 12, 1991, in Amarillo.  He owned Darrel’s Auto Repair located on I-27.  Throughout the years, he enjoyed working with and loved the kids in church youth programs.  Darrel was currently a member of Caprock Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Jamie Garten and daughter, Shelby Garten, of the home; his mother, Kathleen Garten; two sisters, LeAnn Jones and husband Kevin and Tina Plaster and husband Gary; his grandmother, Beulah Bunn; numerous nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Sharon Curry; and sister-in-law, Jennifer Homer and husband Travis; all of Amarillo

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

Bill Cy Wood – February 23, 2015

Wood, Bill Obit PicBill Cy Wood, 83, of Amarillo, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Llano Cemetery Mausoleum with Loran Harper, minister of Comanche Trail Church of Christ officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bill was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Amarillo, to Cy and Ruby Wood.  He was an Army veteran.  Bill married Edna Marie Cansler on Dec. 21, 1956.  She preceded him in death in 2002.  Bill worked for Stan Taylor and Paul Cook selling and repairing furniture.

Bill was a social man who never met a stranger.  He was a member of the Khiva Shrine.  Bill had a heart for children and he was a beacon of light in the lives of his grandchildren.  He was loved deeply by his family and will be missed greatly.

He also was preceded in death in 2008, by his beloved daughter, Lisa.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Heather Tolbert and husband Truette of Alabama, Tamara Ward and husband Landry of Amarillo, and Justin Wood of Snyder; three-great-grandchildren, Natalia, Matthew and Cynthia; and a sister, Barbara Wing and her three sons, all of Amarillo.

Betty Sargent – February 19, 2015

Sargent Obit PhotoBetty Sargent, 71, of Valle de Oro died Thursday, February 19th, 2015, in Valle de Oro.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Ken Haney, officiating. Burial will be immediately after at Memory Gardens. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Betty was born Oct. 5, 1943, in Picher, Oklahoma to Hobert LeRoy Armstrong and Maudean Faye Shelley.  She married Wayne Sargent in 1976, in Liberal, Kansas. Betty worked as a manager for The Kettle and Denny’s, until her retirement and then owned and operated Sarge’s Country Store in Valle de Oro. Betty had been a resident of Valle de Oro since 1978.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Wayne Sargent.

Survivors include  a son, David Schultz of Amarillo; three daughters, Teresa Irving of Amarillo, Kelly Jennings and husband Chris of Edmond, Okla., and Christine Acker and husband Doug of Amarillo; a sister, Mary Smith of Garfield, Arkansas; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 2-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

Laura Elizabeth Baird – February 19, 2019

Baird Obit PicLaura Elizabeth Baird, 88, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Sugar Land.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Laura passed way surrounded by family members who loved her dearly.

She was born on July 26, 1926, in Kansas City, KS to V.L. and Ella Carrender. Following high school, she attended college in Kansas City where she also taught school. She transferred to Emporia State University where, in addition to her studies, she continued to teach school. At Emporia State, Laura was active in her sorority and was elected to Emporia State’s Homecoming Court.

World War II ended and the soldiers and sailors came home. One of the returning sailors was Max Baird. Max proposed multiple times to Laura until she finally relented and married him. Laura and Max lived in Paola, KS and Tulsa, OK and then moved to Evansville, IN. While in Evansville, they had two sons, Jeff and Brad. Laura was a stay-at-home mother and was actively involved in her sons’ lives, including serving as a Cub Scout leader, homeroom mother, and in the PTA. The family moved to Burlington, IA where, in order to help pay for her sons’ college, Laura became a real estate agent.  The family then finally relocated to Amarillo where Laura was an avid golfer, once hitting a hole-in-one, and served as treasurer of the Tascosa Women’s Golf Association.

Laura and Max were married for 57 years, until Max passed away in 2005. As a widow, Laura remained active and spent time with her family and her many friends.  As a resident of Canyonview Estates, Laura was an active bridge player and was an instant friend to new residents. Laura spent the last seven months of her life in Sugar Land, where she lived close to Brad and his family. She lived a wonderful life and the world is a better place for Laura being part of it.

Survivors include her two sons, Jeff and Brad; two daughters-in-law, Nikki and Carlotta; six grandchildren, Austin, Regan, Creighton, Hayden, Clark and Deacon; and three great-grandchildren, Everett, Amos and Ruby.