Jerre A. “JD” Davis – October 18, 2016

davis-obit-picJerre A. “JD” Davis, 66, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

JD was born July 23, 1950, in Amarillo, to Donald and Betty Davis.  He worked with his father at Custom Welding & Fabrication, which ultimately became Custom Starting Gates.  He was an avid hunter, enjoyed most of his time four-wheeling in the mountains, building hot rods, motorcycles and river toys with his brothers, and was known mainly for his sense of humor and his beans. He will be missed.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Jack Davis.

Survivors include his daughter, Tracy Davis, of Amarillo; his mother, Betty Davis, of Amarillo; three brothers, Kirk Davis of Amarillo, Jeff Davis of Austin and Keith Davis of Stockton, CA; an aunt, Shirley Donnell of Hemphill; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Clara Fae Rogers – October 17, 2016

rogers-obit-picClara Fae Rogers, 99, of Dumas, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.

Memorial services will be at 10 am, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in First Baptist Church in Dumas with Dan Turner officiating. Additional memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m., at The Continental parlor, 1500 S. Jackson, in Amarillo.  Private burial was in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Clara Fae was born Nov. 1, 1916, in McLean, to Carl and Claudie Carpenter.  She was the chairperson of the American Cancer Society in Dumas.  Clara Fae was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Morris Rogers in 1971.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Jean Rogers and husband Richard Rawlinson of Portland, Oregon; two sons, Vance Rogers and wife Sarah, of Nacogdoches and Vernon Rogers of Amarillo; a brother, Max Carpenter and wife Patsy, of McKinney; three grandchildren, Brent Rogers, Melissa Rogers and Shannon Staggs Herbers; and 6 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to American Cancer Society; or First Baptist Church in Dumas.

Wanda Sue Satterfield – October 17, 2016

Wanda Sue Satterfield, 82, of Sunray, died Monday, October 17, 2016.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Sunray United Methodist Church with Rev. David McGaughy, pastor, satterfield-obit-photoofficiating.  Burial will be at Lane Memorial Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Wanda was born on August 8, 1934 in Soper, Ok. to Willie and Minnie McKee.  She attended Antlers High School in Oklahoma.  She had worked for and cleaned the Sunray United Methodist Church for many years.  She was very strong willed, strong minded, and had a heart of gold.

She married Wayland Gale Satterfield on August 25, 1951 in DeQueen, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Paula Satterfield; and a sister, Genoma Morrow.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Reed and husband Bob of Odessa, Pat Huckaby and Lan Skains of Brownfield; a son-in law, James Huckaby of Seguin, Texas; two sons, Darrall Satterfield and wife Kelly of Dumas, Greg Satterfield and wife Leona of Sunray; two brothers, Stacy McKee and wife Jan, Troy McKee and wife Patsy, all of Antlers, Ok., a sister, Virginia Hammons of Antlers, Ok.; eleven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.

The family will be at 1011 Hwy. Ave. and suggests memorials be sent to the Sunray United Methodist Church 610 Ave. L, Sunray, Texas  79086.

Becca San Miguel-Serzy – October 15, 2016

serzy-obit-picBecca San Miguel-Serzy, 45, of Amarillo, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with David San Miguel and Aurora Carbajal officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Becca was born Jan. 26, 1971, in Dumas to Anita and Juan San Miguel Jr.  She was a disc jockey at Amarillo College radio.  Becca was a believer in Christ.  Becca had a never-ending joy in her heart.  When she came around, she poured so many positive things into people’s lives and had a never give up attitude.  We will miss you and love you Beck.

She was preceded in death by her dad, Juan San Miguel Jr.; and a sister, Elizabeth San Miguel.

Survivors include her mom, Anita San Miguel, of Amarillo; a son, Tyler Serzy, of the home; two brothers, David San Miguel of Cedar Park and Jacob Taylor of Blair, Okla.; and two nephews, Drake and Caleb San Miguel.

Donna J. Hodge – October 15, 2016

hodge-obit-picDonna J. Hodge, 84, of Amarillo, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.

Services will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Donna was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Ishpeming, Michigan.  She was the wife of career Air Force Master Sergeant, William C. Hodge.  They traveled extensively during his career.  He preceded her in death in 1973.

Donna was a loving wife and mother of four children.  She was employed by Montgomery Ward and Mervyn’s before retiring 20 years ago.  She was also a homemaker who enjoyed crafts and operated a small business in Georgia Street Mall.

She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Brent Hodge, in 1997.

Survivors include three sons, Bill Hodge and wife Janet, Mike Hodge and wife Karen and Greg Hodge and wife Teresa, all of Amarillo; a daughter, Debbie Carver and husband David, of Amarillo; three sisters, Rosemary Swanson of Palmer, Michigan, Judy Martin and Marilyn Emanuelson, both of Ispheming, Michigan; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Meals on Wheels.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at the funeral home.

Irene Howeth-Pitt – October 15, 2016

Irene Howeth-Pitt, 90, of Amarillo, died Saturday, October 15, 2016.howeth-obit-photo

Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in Llano Cemetery with Mark Rector, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Irene was born on June 18, 1926 in Checota, Oklahoma to Minnie and Oscar Bowden. She had lived in Amarillo over 52 years.

She was preceded in death by three children, Billy Howeth, Glenda Meyer and Larry Howeth.

She is survived by her son, David Howeth; two daughters, Linda Stewart and Sharon Kay Collins; a sister, Ruby Turner, all of Amarillo; sixteen grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren and fifteen great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Dale Collins – October 14, 2016

Dale Collins, 89, passed to his heavenly life on Oct. 14, 2016.collins-obit-photo

A memorial service will be at 2 pm Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, with Dr. Howard Batson officiating. The family will meet friends in the Welcome Center following the service.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dale was born at home – 1204 West 13th – in Amarillo on April 9, 1927, to Bryan and Bernice Collins.  He attended Bivins Elementary, Central Junior High and Amarillo High School.

Dale was the second of Bryan and Bernice’s four sons. With a house full of growing boys, Bernice was always cooking.  Pies were her specialty and each day she made four – one for each boy.  When sugar rationing went into effect during the Depression, she was forced to cut down to one pie a day.  In later years Bernice continued to make pies, always slicing them into 4 pieces.

Burrell, Dale, Harland and Bryan, Jr. all played football at Amarillo High and three of the four were captains of the team. Dale was co-captain of the 1944 Sandies. He was twice named All District and was the winner of the Globe News Most Valuable Track Award.

Following high school all four boys played college football – Burrell for the Texas Longhorns, Dale and Harland for the Texas Aggies and Bryan, Jr. for Texas Tech.

Dale and his older brother Burrell were part of The Greatest Generation, those whose lives were molded by World War II. Burrell was killed in a plane crash while training to enter the war. In the spring of his senior year, Dale enlisted in the Navy, along with several of his classmates.  Shortly after his enlistment, VJ Day occurred on Aug. 15, 1945, and fortunately Dale did not go overseas, but served on the destroyer McNair along the coast of California.

After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Dale attended Texas A & M University, where he played football. Following graduation he returned to Amarillo, and began working with his father in Collins Plumbing Company, established in 1906 by his grandfather, Thomas Collins.

On Jan. 27, 1951, Dale married Joan Willis, a fellow Sandie and an Amarillo College beauty, whom he met on a blind date. Marriage and two daughters brought out the gentle side of Dale that had been hidden underneath his football pads.

Dale and Joan’s marriage was a partnership centered on family, faith and Dale’s work. Two telephones sat on the desk in the kitchen of their home – one for the family, the other for Collins Plumbing Co.  For more than 50 years Joan handled the business while Dale served his customers.  A new water heater for a customer meant a big new box Dale brought home for the girls to play in.

Dale grew up at Polk Street Methodist Church, belonged to Paramount Terrace Christian for many years and was currently a member of First Baptist Church.

For 57 years Joan and Dale’s home was a place where their daughters, their daughters’ friends, their grandchildren and their grandchildren’s friends loved to gather. There was always good food, fresh tomatoes from the garden, a game of dominoes, football on the television and singing around the piano.  Joan was the talker and Dale stayed in the background, but he was never absent.  Even after a hard day’s work, Dale was available to his family – joining in whatever was taking place.

Dale enjoyed the simple pleasures of life – working in his garden, fixing breakfast with lots of butter for his grandchildren, making fudge at Christmas, crafting teacher gifts in his workshop, rooting for the Aggies with his Aggie grandson and simply being with his family. Joan and Dale never missed a child or grandchild’s recital, performance or tournament.

As Joan’s health deteriorated Dale was her faithful caregiver, caring for her in the same gentle, loving way he cared for his children and grandchildren. And that same love was passed on to his great-grandchildren.  Dale loved babies and was always happy to step in and rock or feed a baby.

As the saying goes: “Once a Sandie, always a Sandie.” Dale’s Sandie connections lasted his whole life. Friendships forged in high school transformed into the ROMEOs – Retired Old Men Eating Out.  Dale’s always-kind humor was evident when he’d talk about his aging friends getting together for an “organ recital” and the ROMEOs turning into Really Old Men Eating Out.

The family would like to thank those who cared for Dale with respect and compassion during the past three years.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Burrell and Harland and his wife Joan in 2008.  Survivors include his daughter Becky Smithee and husband John and daughter Mary Ann Melugin and husband Tony; his grandchildren Jennifer Smithee Rush and husband Sloan, Rebecca Smithee Bulla and husband Blaze, John True Smithee, Jr. and fiancée Ryan Batson and Justin Melugin and wife Diana; his great-grandchildren Caroline Rush, True Rush, Mabry Rush, Braylen Melugin, Greyson Melugin and Kashton Melugin; his brother Bryan Collins, Jr. and wife Sharon; his sister-in-law Peggy Collins; his nieces Lucy Southern, Amy Schneiderman and Catherine Cleveland and his nephews Bryan Collins, Hardy Collins, Edward Collins and Jim Southern.




Tammie Lynn Arnold Proffitt – October 14, 2016

Tammie Lynn Arnold Proffitt, 58, of Amarillo, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.proffitt-obit-photo

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. 

Tammie was born June 7, 1958, in Lubbock to Patricia “Patsy” and Herbert “Gene” Arnold. She married Mike Lake on June 20, 1979. Tammie loved her family and friends. She loved the outdoors and going to the lake. The sun was her second love. She cut a hole out of her lawn chair when she was pregnant with her son, Dustin, so she could lay on her belly.

Survivors include a son, Dustin Lake of Amarillo; her mother, Patsy Mitchell; a sister, Helena Hero and husband Cal; two nieces, Justina Moore and Deana Hero; a nephew, Mitchell Hero; three grandnieces, Paige Moore, Hannah Moore and Parker Moore, all of Schertz; an aunt, Cozy; an uncle Randy; a friend for many years, Jeanette; and many cousins and friends.

The family would like to thank you for attending her celebration.



Michele Dawn Zetooney – October 12, 2016

Michele Dawn Zetooney, 49, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.zetooney-obit-pic

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at Grace Community Church with Bill Gehm and Doug Gehm, pastors, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Michele was born Aug. 30, 1967, in Fairbury, Illinois to Gary and Donna Hanna. She was a special needs teacher’s aide at Horace Mann Middle School. Michele was a member of Grace Community Church for more than 20 years.

Michele married Douglas Zetooney on Jan. 28, 2005, in Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gary Hanna in 1983.

Survivors include her husband, Douglas Zetooney, of the home; her mother, Donna Moore, of Amarillo; two sons, Zachary Covey and Douglas Zetooney, II; two daughters, Lacie Covey and Katlyn Zetooney; a brother, Scott Thacker, of Amarillo; and her parents-in-law, Michael and Christine Shearer, of Amarillo; and five grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Special Olympics or American Lung Association.


Patsy Ruth Martin – October 14, 2016

Patsy Ruth Martin, 87, of Amarillo, died Friday, October 14, 2016.

Private services will be held. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors , 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Patsy was born on October 16, 1928 in Borger, Texas to Marguerite and Clifford McIntyre. She graduated from Lefors High School and was valedictorian.  She had been a secretary at MHMR.  Patsy had a strong Christian faith.

She is survived by a daughter, Shelley Barbosa and husband Florencio of Amarillo and a son, Michael Martin and wife Hildy of San Angelo; three grandchildren, Felicia Barrientez and husband Michael; Jascha Barbosa and wife Andrea and Heather Harrison and husband Kory; seven great-grandchildren, Sierra, Mystic, Jonah, Brenden, Isaac, Seth and Benjamin; and one great-great grandchild, Titus.