Eunice Arnold – January 26, 2015

Arnold Obit picEunice Arnold, 66, of Amarillo, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

Private services were held.  Arrangements were by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Eunice was born July 12, 1948, in Raton, New Mexico, to Charles and Eunice Arnold.  She lived most of her life in Amarillo.  Eunice was a loving mother and wife.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Arnold, of Amarillo; a son and daughter-in-law, Dallas Arnold and wife Misty, of Amarillo; three brothers, David Gutierrez and Daniel Gutierrez, both of Amarillo and Johnny Gutierrez, of Seattle, WA; two sisters, Becky Harris of Los Angeles, CA and Agnes Maio of Scottsdale, AZ; and a grandson, Tyler Arnold, of Frisco.

Loretta Jean Wimer – January 24, 2015

Loretta Jean Wimer, 80, of Amarillo, died Saturday, January 24, 2015.Wimer, Loretta Obit Pic

 

A memorial gathering will be at 12:00 p.m. Friday at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd with Dr. G. A. Roach officiating.

 

Loretta was born on June 10, 1934 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Ada and Delbert Winkle.  She had worked as a waitress.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Chester Wimer, a daughter, Jeanne Aldridge, a son, Dennis Wimer; two brothers, Lee and Junior, and a sister Dorothy.

 

She is survived by her son, Danny Wimer, of Amarillo; a brother, Charles Winkle and wife Barbara of Terra Haute, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Mama I will be listening for your whistle.

 

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Jaime Erminio “Jimbo” Ontiveros, III – January 26, 2015

Jaime Erminio “Jimbo” Ontiveros, III , 5, of Amarillo, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.Ontiveros Obit Pic

 

Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Services  will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Father Jose Gomez of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

 

Jaime was a precious soul gone too soon.  He was a fighter! There was not one thing that held him back.  With everything he went through, he always did it with a smile.  He always pushed himself and was his parent’s and brother’s inspiration.  He taught us more and more every day that he was part of our lives. He was so tiny yet had the biggest heart and the fight of a warrior.  His nurse, Rose would say that he was built like a Greek God! He could light up a room with those big beautiful eyes and contagious smile.  Although he had no voice with which to communicate, he never had a problem letting you know what he wanted! He enjoyed spending time with his baby cousins and he absolutely loved animals.  He adored his big brother and his face would light up whenever he entered the room.

 

He was preceded in death by: grandmother, Priscilla Ann Ontiveros; grandfather “Papo” Patricio E. Sena, Sr.; four uncles, Israel W. Hinojos, Mike Hinojos, Jr., Javier Ontiveros and Pedro Ontiveros; two aunts, Mary Orosco and Olga Najera; great grandmother, Cruz Hinojos; great grandpa, Mike Hinojos, Sr. and special cousin, Jahnessa Ontiveros, also age five.

 

Survivors include his dad, Jimmy “Pie” Ontiveros; his mom, Eloisa Ontiveros; his brother, Izayah Ontiveros; his sister, Keyera Garcia; grandparents, John and Jolene Salazar and Jaime and Cindy Ontiveros, all of Amarillo; his great-grandma, Maria Chavez of Portales, NM; his uncles, Pat Sena and wife Tiffany of San Diego, Eric Sena and wife Jazmin of  Ft. Worth, Eric Hinojos of Amarillo, Ramon Ontiveros of Amarillo,  Pete Ontiveros of San Antonio and Teddy Velasquez and wife Yvonne; his aunts, Laura Ontiveros of San Antonio and Destany Lucero of Amarillo; his cousins, Nate, Tea, Vaughn, Naylah, Uriah, Dray and Alex, Jr.; his nurse Rose Martinez and fiancé Tyson Bralley and their son, Kaiden Martinez-Bralley.  Jimbo is also survived by his furry cousin and Malti Poo , Lily Bear.

 

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Wilburn “Wig” Price – January 25, 2015

Wilburn “Wig” Price, 90, of Vega died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Amarillo.Price, Wilbur Obit Photo

 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Christ Community Church in Vega with Darren Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Vega. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega.

 

Wilburn was born July 29, 1924, in Wildorado to Tom and Ida Price. He married Lillie Ellen Funk in 1942, in Santa Rosa, NM.

 

He joined the Navy in 1942 and served three years. He worked for Joe Shields Refrigeration, Ferguson Steer Truck Lines, Pinkney Packing Co. for 16 years and for Amarillo Packing Co. for 32 years as maintenance engineer. He was a member of Wesley Methodist Church.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Ellen Price, on July 4, 2011.

 

Survivors include two sons, Wilburn Thomas Price and wife Marsha and Dennis Warren Price and wife Maralyn; and sister Wanda Milburn; five grandsons, Beau Price, Grant Price and wife Tasha, Stephen Price and wife Denise, Austin Price and wife Amber and Mark Price and wife Megan; and seven great-grandchildren, Sirus Price, Kason Price, Jack Price, Weston Price, Annalyn Price, Luke Price and Jake Price;.

 

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Percy L. Sturkie – January 25, 2015

Percy L. Sturkie, 93, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.Sturkie Obit Pic

 

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Howard K. Batson, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Military rites are by DAV Chapter 26.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

 

Percy Sturkie was born in Swansea, South Carolina.  He located to Amarillo during World War II and was part of the first groups which opened Amarillo Air Force Base.  He attended and served as a deacon of First Baptist Church Amarillo.  He worked as an agent for Motors Insurance Corporation and service manager for Plains Chevrolet.

 

He began farming after his work at Plains Chevrolet and dearly loved farming.  He had also worked for General Motors for 10 years.  He retired from farming at the age of 63.  He was an extrovert and made friends wherever he went.  He loved volunteering at his church and visiting the sick in the hospitals.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63, years, Mary Sturkie; two brothers, Tallmadge and Cecil; and three sisters, Miriam, Connie Mae, and Eloise.

 

Survivors include his wife, Theresa Gill Sturkie; two brothers, Dick and wife Shirley Sturkie of South Carolina and Roy and wife Catherine Sturkie of Longview; two sons, Mark and wife Cindy of Amarillo and Bob and wife Bea of Claude; a stepson, Mark Gill and wife Paige of Amarillo; a stepdaughter, Cathi Murphy of Albuquerque, NM; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

 

The family is very grateful for the wonderful care he received from the staff at Ware Living Center and from BSA Hospice.

 

The family suggests memorials be made to Paramount Baptist Deaf Church, 3817 Holiday, Amarillo, TX 79109.

 

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Billy R. Baland – January 26, 2015

Baland Obit PicBilly R. Baland, 87, of Amarillo, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Scott L. Willis officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Military rites are by DAV Chapter 26.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Billy was born April 5, 1927, in Canyon, to Ray and Lura Baland.  He served in the Army and Marine Corps Reserves and served at the end of World War II in Japan and the Pacific.  He was part of the occupation force and achieved the rank of Battalion Sergeant Major.

He married Patti Dehner on Oct. 24, 1949.  She preceded him in death.  Billy was the very first member of the Maverick Club in Amarillo in the 1930s and was a lifelong Texan who never wanted to live anywhere else.  He was a longtime Amarillo stockbroker and businessman.  His favorite occupation was owning Ranchers & Farmers Supply in the 1970′s.

He also was preceded in death by a grandson, Cody Holland.

Survivors include two sons, Ray P. Baland and wife Jude of Midland and Scott Baland of Amarillo; two daughters, Alice Baland and husband Dick Mallett of Allen and Ann Pfeil and husband Bob of Libertyville, IL; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Maverick Club of Amarillo, also known as Boys & Girls Club of Amarillo, 1923 South Lincoln Street, Amarillo, TX 79109.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the funeral home.

Jack Wayne Moss – January 24, 2015

Moss, Jack Obit PhotoJack Wayne Moss, 67, of Amarillo died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Ken Haney, chaplain of Interim Hospice, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jack Wayne was born April 8, 1947, in Amarillo to Jack Donald and Nellie Jo Rexrode Moss. He married Sally Short on Aug. 30, 1968.

He grew up working with his father at Moss Automotive, as soon as he could handle a broom. He worked in the parts department of Sid Stout Ford, managed a Pizza Hut, managed Moss Automotive, and earned certificates as a flight instructor, A & P Mechanic, single and multi-engine land and airplane instrument pilot. He retired from driving a bus for TNM&O Greyhound.

He was in the Army Reserves, Company C, 12th Special Forces (ABN), where he earned the Parachutist Badge.

The family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to Jack Wayne’s caregivers from BSA Hospice.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and a brother, Joe Douglas Moss.

Survivors include his father, Jack D. Moss of Amarillo; his wife, Sally Moss; a son, Lindsey Moss and wife Misty of Amarillo; a daughter, Christi Hairston and husband Jon of Amarillo; three grandchildren, Ty and Jay Moss and Nora Cait Hairston, all of Amarillo; a sister, Sandra Hanna and husband Bill of Amarillo; and loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family suggests memorials be to assist patients at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospice, in care of Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Foundation, 1600 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79106.

George Faltesek – January 23, 2015

Faltesek Obit PhotoGeorge Faltesek, 62, of Amarillo died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

George was born Sept. 30, 1952, in Taylor to John and Elsie Faltesek. He married Betty Faye Humphries on May 1, 1970, in Taylor.

George was the owner of G.E. Construction for more than 40 years. He was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church.

Survivors include his wife Betty Faltesek; a son, Josh Faltesek and wife Kelli of Round Rock; two daughters, Lisa Ortega and husband Ralph and Jennifer Faltesek, all of Amarillo; three sisters, Julie, Mary and Mildred; and seven grandchildren, Nolan, Skyler, Dax, Jayce, Daisy, Cy and Westyn.

DeeAnn Thomas Saunders – January 23, 2015

Saunders DeeAnnDeeAnn Thomas Saunders, 63, of Amarillo, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. G. A. Roach officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

DeeAnn was born Sept. 11, 1951, in Amarillo to Ellis and Edith Thomas.  She married Randall Gene Saunders in 1971.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2011.

Survivors include two daughters, Lori Saunders and Amy Saunders; a brother, David Thomas; four grandchildren, Davin Smith, Trent Smith, Nicolle Springer and Ian Springer.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Kidney Association.

Jacquline Hill Brown – January 23, 2015

Brown Obit PicJacquline Hill Brown, 61, of Amarillo, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Hillside Christian Church Northwest with Craig Albracht, Chris Condit officiating.  Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in Rising Star Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jackie was born December 15, 1953 in Kermit, Texas to Jack and Joyce Tyler Hill.   She graduated from Dallas Christian College, where she met Dwight Brown.  They were married May 25, 1974.  She served alongside her husband in ministries in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle.  She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and Nana.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Hill.

Survivors include her husband, Dwight Brown of Amarillo; two sons, Matt Brown and wife, Kellen of Carrolton and Jason Brown and wife Whitney of Canyon; a daughter, Stacey Gibson and husband Brian of Joplin, Missouri; her father, Jack Hill of Brownwood; a sister, Paula Ann Cole of Brownwood; a brother, Terry Weldon Hill and wife Christie of Friendswood, Texas and seven grandchildren, Judah, Eden, Jacob, Elise, Harper, Emery and Cohen.

The family will receive guests on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be made to your favorite charity.