Shaie Calvin Scott – November 21, 2015

Scott Obit PicShaie Calvin Scott, 17, of Amarillo, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Shaie was born Aug. 31, 1998, in Amarillo, to Stephenie Keeton and Tyson Garza.  He worked at Olive Garden for the last year.

Survivors include his mother, Stephenie Keeton; two brothers, Stephen Keeton and wife Ranell and Randy Collums and wife Jessica, all of Amarillo; a sister, Moriah Scott, of Amarillo; a brother-in-law, James Wilson, of Amarillo; three nephews, Noah, Levi and Eliah; three nieces, Sierra, Sophie and Kyria; his grandparents, Stephen and Norma Collums; an aunt, Edith Nickerson; and his cousins, Tessa Sanders, Keith Nickerson, Kaden Nickerson and Daetin Sanders.

The family suggests memorials to the Shaie Calvin Scott Memorial Fund at the Petro Truck Stop.

Jessie Mae Corbin – November 23, 2015

Corbin Obit PicJessie Mae Corbin, 98, of Amarillo, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Canadian.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jessie was born March 28, 1917, in Beaver County, Okla. Jessie’s parents, along with three brothers and two sisters soon went South and settled in McLean. She attended school there from first through high school.

She left McLean and traveled to Denver, Colorado, where she found work with Remington Arms. She did her part during World War II by assembling small arms ammunition. After the war she went to San Diego, Calif. where she worked for a very famous hotel called the El Cortez. After a decade in California she moved back to Amarillo, Texas.

Upon her arrival in Amarillo, she went to work for the old osteopathic hospital on 10th Street.  She worked there many years as a cafeteria worker, along with the YWCA. Amarillo College was her last employer before retiring in 1980.

She moved once more in 2006, to Canadian to live with her sister, Viola Holt.  Jessie was so kind and was a caring person.  She was loved by many and will be missed by everyone.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Troy and Andy; and two sisters, Viola and Louie.

Survivors include four nephews, Gerald Corbin, Troy Don Corbin, Craig Corbin, and John Holt; a niece, Carolyn Cotton; three great-nephews, James Corbin, David Corbin and Brian Corbin; a great-niece, Brenda Damschem; four great-great-nieces; and six great-great-nephews.

Katina Michelle Lee – November 24, 2015

Lee, Katina Obit PicKatina Michelle Lee, 42, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at The Church at Quail Creek with Kyle Clayton officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Katina was born Jan. 20, 1973, in Amarillo, and was the daughter of Carole and Emmett “Butch” Lee.  She loved spending time with her kids and grandkids.  Katina loved being a part of Abbie’s activities, and being with her friends.  She was known for her quick wit and sense of humor.  Katina attended The Church at Quail Creek.

She was preceded in death by a child, Nicholas Jurado; and her father, Emmett “Butch” Lee.

Survivors include a son, Stevan Jurado; two daughters, Victoria Jurado and fiancé Ian Rivera and Abbie Jurado; her mother and stepfather, Carole and Richard Mackie; her birth mother, Michele Mershon; a brother, Robert Lee; her granddaughter, Zaybri Rivera; and many other family members.

The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice Care of the Southwest, 6600 Killgore Dr Ste 110, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Jon R. Salmon – November 21, 2015

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Jon R. Salmon, 66, of Amarillo, died Saturday, November 21, 2015. Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in Southwest Church of Christ with Brian Mashburn, Lynn Camp, Brent Adams and Roger Wilcox officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jon was born on March 16, 1949 in Amarillo to W.D. (Pete) and Marie Salmon. He graduated from Tascosa High School in 1967 where he played football and baseball. He lived in Houston after graduation and attended West Texas State University. He was a member of Southwest Church of Christ where he served on the Mission Committee for many years. Missionary work was his passion. He served missionaries in over 12 countries and always encouraged others to join him. Jon retired in 2009 after 40 years as a conductor for BNSF Railroad. He married Rhonda Little on June 22, 1974 in Canyon.

Jon was preceded in death by a son, Clay Salmon in 2010; and his father, Pete Salmon in 1982.

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Salmon of the home; two sons, Cody Salmon and wife Shannon, and Casey Salmon and Tarra Tarrant; his mother, Marie Salmon; a sister, Linda Thurston and husband David; brother-in-law Greg Little and wife Lana; mother in law Mildred Little; and three grandchildren, Shaylee, Slade and Israel; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and missionary friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 7 P.M. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be to Southwest Church of Christ Missions, 4515 Cornell St, Amarillo, TX 79109.


Donna Collins Robertson – November 22, 2015

EPSON MFP imageDonna Collins Robertson, 69, of Amarillo died Sunday, November 22, 2015.

Funeral mass will be at 10:00. A.M., Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, with Father John Valdez as celebrant. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Donna was born on August 28, 1946 in Pampa to Frank and Madeleine Collins.  She grew up and graduated from Falfurrias High School. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education at Texas Tech University. She taught school for 13 years in Corpus Christi and Grandview Hopkins. She was a member of the P.E.O, Chapter G.P. since 2004. She volunteered to teach reading for adults through the Amarillo Public Library. She was a docent at the Amarillo Museum of Art and she was on the Installation Committee of Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Robertson in 2012.

She is survived by two brothers, Richard Collins and wife Jean of Gonzalez, Texas, Kevin Collins of Austin; a sister, Katherine Flume of Pampa; three nieces, Shannon Samson and husband John, Linda Weaver and husband Bob, Gail Neeley and husband Miles; a sister-in-law, Rebecca Stroud and husband Murray; brother-in-law Sydney Robertson; and close friend Raenell McDonough.

The family suggests memorials be to Harrington Foundation, 801 S Fillmore St # 700, Amarillo, TX 79107, or P.E.O., 3700 Grand Avenue · Des Moines, Iowa 50312.

Frank Owen Nelson – November 10, 2015


Frank Owen Nelson, 79, of Amarillo died November 10, 2015. A memorial service will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, November 28, 2015 in Polk Street United Methodist Church with Reverend Kevin Deckard and Dr. John Bridwell officiating. Inurnment will be in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Frank was born June 28, 1936 to Edna Mae and William Andrew Nelson in Hartshorne, Oklahoma. The family moved to Oklahoma City where Frank grew up and graduated from Classen High School.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother William Edward Nelson and infant grandson Blake Nelson.

Survivors include Margaret Jane (M.J.) Rodgers Nelson; daughter Meg Nelson Thornton and husband Bill of  Fruita, Colorado; son Rod Nelson and wife Missy and grandson Brady Nelson from Cleburne, Texas; Step-grandchildren Erin Thornton of Denver Colorado and Will Thornton and wife Britney of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Frank earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Air Force ROTC Drill Team.

Frank came to Amarillo with Mason Hanger Contractors at Pantex as a Project Engineer. He was a registered Texas Professional Engineer. Using his engineering and management knowledge and skills he was Vice President General Manager of Hydro Corporation, Vice President of Western Data, Comptroller of Security National Bank, and retired as Secretary Treasurer of Western Merchandisers/Hastings-Anderson Merchandisers.

Frank was elected and served on the Amarillo College Board of Regents. A member and President of Amarillo Downtown Kiwanis Club, as well as Lt. Governor Division 6 of Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis. Amarillo Country Club Board Member, President of International Club of Amarillo  and International Week Chairman. Long time member of First Christian Church serving as Sunday school teacher, youth sponsor, Deacon, Elder, Board Chairman, and Trustee, currently a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church. Involved in HOST Program, ACE Program, Young Life, Meals on Wheels, Haven Health, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Big Brothers, and Amarillo Prayer Breakfast Committee. Frank served Amarillo on the Potter Randall County Planning Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, Traffic Commission, and Amarillo Citizens Police Academy.

The family suggests memorials be made to Regent Circle Scholarships in care of Amarillo College Foundation, PO Box 447, Amarillo, TX 79178, or the charity of your choice.

Robert Jeffrey “Jeff” Faver – November 19, 2015

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Jeff Faver, 50, of Amarillo, died Thursday, November 19, 2015.  Memorial services will be at 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Rex Byrns officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jeff was born on June 22, 1965, in Dalhart to Bobby and Pat Faver. He was a disabled veteran who served his country in the United States Army, and was awarded the Army Achievement Medal for his rescue actions in the face of grave personal danger immediately following an air collision at the Ramstein Air Show on August 28, 1988.

He worked as a truck driver and liked off-roading,  as well as racing and building hot rods and RC cars. He loved farming and harvesting. He married his wife Sharon on April 1, 2010 in Amarillo.

Jeff is survived by his wife Sharon Faver; his daughter, Dashea “Nikki” Line and husband Matt Line of Amarillo; two step-sons, Eric Horrocks of Salt Lake City, and Kennon Horrocks of Amarillo; a sister, Honey and husband Todd Poling of Clayton; three nephews, Tucker, Levi and Bo; a niece, Preslie; his mother and father of Clayton, NM; his grandmother, Nita Lee of Lubbock; an uncle, Bill Lee of Lubbock, and an aunt, Kay Lee of Santa Fe, NM; as well as many other loved friends and family.

The family suggests memorials be to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517
Topeka, KS 66675.

Terry Lee Cabellero – November 18, 2015


Terry Lee Caballero, 65, of Amarillo passed away early Wednesday morning, November 18, 2015 at her home.  The family will receive friends at Boxwell Brothers funeral home, 2800 Paramount Blvd. from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Monday, November 23, 2015 to celebrate her life.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Terry was born on December 27, 1949 at the Neblett Hospital in Canyon to George and Marcelete Lee.  Terry attended school in Canyon and Window Rock, Arizona graduating in 1968.   She earned a bachelors degree from the University of New Mexico in counseling psychology and later a master’s from

the University of Miami.   Terry spent her career of 30 years as a practicing counselor in adolescent, family, and substance abuse issues in Amarillo. She married Charles Thomas “C.T.” Cabellero on July 14, 1984 in Amarillo. Together they owned and operated Paladin Motors Sales in Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.T. Cabellero; her father, G.W. Lee; and her mother, Marcelete Reid Dana and husband Howard Dana.

Terry is survived by a step-daughter, Lara Carter; step-grandchild, Chase Carter; two sisters, Marcalyn Gregg and Janet Minton; three step-sisters, Joan Parr, Cindy Comer, and Jana Rodgers; a niece, Chelsea Minton; and two nephews, Ty Gregg and Dax Gregg.

The family suggests memorials be sent to favorite charities, endowments, and organizations dedicated to the improvement of services, assistance, and funding in mental health or substance abuse issues in local communities.

Jeanie Marz – November 19, 2015

Jeanie Marz, 84, of Amarillo, died Thursday, November 19, 2015.  Private family services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jeanie was born on January 17, 1931 in Conneaut, Ohio to Donald and Ruth Campbell.  She was a homemaker.

Jeanie is survived by her son, Michael Andrew Marz; a daughter, Trinka J. Blackwell; a brother, Howard Campbell; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.


Virginia Marie Ferrell – November 13, 2015

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Virginia Marie Ferrell, 89, went to her Heavenly home Friday, November 13, 2015, after a short illness. She joins her husband, son, and many other family and friends who have gone before her. She was a member of Washington Avenue Christian Church.

A memorial service to celebrate her life is scheduled for 11:00 AM Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Amarillo, officiated by Rev. Jerry Davey and Rev. Ron Kohler. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. The family will gather Friday, November 27th from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Westview Christian Church, 6810 Hillside Rd. for visitation with all who would like to attend.

Virginia was born in Eastbrook, PA, on May 17, 1926, the 11th of 12 children born to Findley Justin and Ethel Marie Wilson Kendall. After graduating from New Castle High School, she attended Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated as a Registered Nurse. She worked as a nurse most of her life. After retiring as a working nurse, she taught nursing for several years in Childress, Texas, through Clarendon Junior College. After she retired from teaching, she worked as a hospice volunteer until her health would no longer allow.

Virginia Marie Kendall and Frank Calvin Ferrell were married on December 31, 1946. Frank was ordained as a minister in the Disciples of Christ Church, and Virginia was actively involved in his ministry with the churches he pastored through the years in Ohio, Arizona, and Texas.  Although she had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis as a young woman, she never allowed it to interfere with the things she considered most important: being the devoted wife of a pastor; a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother; and her nursing career.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, husband, Frank C. Ferrell, Sr., and her son, Frank C. “Skip” Ferrell, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sally Ferrell; sons Randy Ferrell and wife Carolyn of Borger, Chuck Ferrell and wife Connie of Amarillo, and Jeff Ferrell and wife Stacy of Copperas Cove; seven grandsons, Scott Ferrell, Sr., Steven (Juliette) Ferrell, Shane (Renee) Ferrell, Danny (Danielle) Ferrell, Marc (Lori) Ferrell, Shawn (Maya) Ferrell, and Chris (Angela) Ferrell; and sixteen  great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Skip Ferrell Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o the Amarillo Soccer Association, 4146 Business Park Dr., Amarillo, TX 79110, or a favorite charity.