Graciela Presas – March 26, 2017

Graciela Presas, 66, of Amarillo, died Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5141 Canyon Dr. with Ernest Presas Obit PicCantu officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Graciela was born Feb. 1, 1951, in Mercedes to Benigno and Anna Presas.  In 1972, she was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness in Hereford.  For 37 years, she was a teacher’s aide in Dimmitt.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include four brothers, Richard Presas and wife Christina and Jose Luis Presas and wife Peggy, all of Amarillo, Rolando Presas of Utah and Sergio Presas and wife Dora, of Roswell, NM; two sisters, Rosa Garcia and husband Robert of Dimmitt and Cecilia Olgan and husband James of Hereford; and lots of nephews and nieces.

 

 

Arthur Ivan “Rusty” Davidson DVM – March 26, 2017

Davidson, Arthur Obit PicArthur Ivan “Rusty” Davidson DVM, 80, of Dumas, died Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Dumas with Rev. John Sanders, pastor, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Rusty was born on September 4, 1936 in Middlewell, Texas to Robert and Daisy Davidson. He graduated from Dumas High School in 1954 and earned his doctor of veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University.  He practiced veterinary medicine for over 46 years.  He was a member of the Dumas Rotary Club, the Dumas Toastmasters, and the First United Methodist Church.  He had served on the Brazos River Authority from 1976 to 1983 and on the Palo Duro River Authority from 1986 to 2016.  He was past chairman of the Moore County Historical Commission.

He married Lena Arnold on September 25, 1960 in Orrick, Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Lena Davidson of Dumas; a son, Brent Davidson and wife, Laura of Eagle River, Alaska; a daughter, Brenda Carol of San Luis Obispo, Ca.; four brothers, Cecil Davidson, Joseph Davidson, James Alfred Davidson, Jack Davidson; and two sisters, Loraine Parry and Ima Jean Taylor.

The family suggests memorials be sent to UMCOR Sager Brown Depot; 101 Sager Brown Road, P.O. Box 850, Baldwin, LA  70514

Wayne Lee Frazier, Sr. – March 25, 2017

Wayne Lee Frazier, Sr., 39, of Amarillo, died Saturday, March 25, 2017.Fraizer Wayne Obit Pic

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Frazier was born Aug. 20, 1977, in McAlester, Okla., to Joe Davidson and Vickie Frazier.   He liked his hot rods and mudding toys.

Survivors include his wife, Crystal Frazier; his mother, Vickie Risner; his father, Joe Davidson; two sons, Kasen Buford and Wayne Frazier, Jr.; a daughter, Maranatha Frazier; and a granddaughter.

 

 

Pauline Ellis Dawson Brinson – March 25, 2017

Brinson Pauline Obit PicPauline Ellis Dawson Brinson, 104, of Amarillo, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Ware Living Center.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Llano Mausoleum Chapel with Scott Higginbotham of Temple Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will follow.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Pauline was born August 16, 1912, in Bridgeport, Texas to Della and R.M. Holt.  She was the last surviving charter member of Temple Baptist Church; her church was a great part of her life.

Polly will always be remembered for the way she approached each day with a positive attitude and a servant’s heart.

Her brothers, R.M. and Marsene Holt, her husbands, and great-grandson, Brent Addison, preceded her.

Survivors include her son, Jimmy Ellis and wife Bettye, of Amarillo; two daughters, Kathryn Dewbre and husband Jerry, of Ft. Sumner, NM, and Sandy Baskin and husband Sam, of Granbury; 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Temple Baptist Church, 3208 S. Van Buren, Amarillo, Texas 79109.

 

 

Gayle Johnson – March 25, 2017

Gayle Johnson, 66, of Amarillo, died Saturday, March 25, 2017.Johnson, Gayle Obit Pic

Memorial Services will be at 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2017, in Quail Creek Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.   Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Gayle was born March 19, 1951, in Stiltner, West Virginia.  She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Johnson; two sons, James Smith and wife Tabatha, Troy Smith; two daughters, Sabrina Johnson, Michelle Johnson; five grandchildren, Clayton, Hayley, Mekinley, Maddox and  Dylan; four sisters, Velda Spence, Sylvia Smith and husband Arthur, June Hayes and husband John, Jackie Moore and husband Alford; a brother, Dale Berry; many nieces and nephews, and special brothers and sisters.

 

 

 

Mike Miller – March 20, 2017

Mike Miller, 67, of Amarillo, died Monday, March 20, 2017.Miller, Mike Obit -Photo Enlargement

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Paul Carruth officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mike was born Sept. 22, 1949, in Pampa to H.R. and Louise Miller.  He married Jacquetta Vance on Nov. 24, 1976, in Pampa.

Survivors include his wife, Jacquetta Miller, of Amarillo; two daughters, Sara Hill and Meagan Vise, both of Amarillo; a sister, Carole Herzberg of Tulsa, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

 

 

Robert “Bob” F. Hamer – March 23, 2017

Robert “Bob” F. Hamer, 73, of Amarillo, died Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 27, 2017, in Hillside Christian Church West Chapel with Mike Nuthman officiating.  Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bob was born March 2, 1944, in Floral Park, NY to Dorothy and Robert Hamer Sr.  He married Sidney Jayne McDade on March 2, 1965 in Amarillo.  Bob was a member of Hillside Christian Church.

Bob loved to teach and counsel, fishing, singing in the choir and helping others.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Sidney Hamer, of Amarillo; two sons, James and wife Ann of Waxahachie and Robert W. Hamer of El Paso; a daughter, Noelle and husband Greg Campbell of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Dorothy Melton and husband Dean of Plano and Susan Johnson of Amarillo; six grandchildren, Jayton and Cade Hamer of Waxahachie, Kristen and husband Jake Espinoza of Albuquerque, Mariah and husband Matt Harada and Dillon Blank, all of Albuquerque and Ashley Hamer of El Paso; and five great-grandchildren, Jaydon, Mireya, Cruz, Kashis and Mason.

 

 

Mary Elisabeth “Lisa” Chrane – March 22, 2017

Mary Elisabeth “Lisa” Chrane, 44, of Amarillo died Wednesday, March 22, 2017.Chrane Obit Pic

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 27, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Craig Albracht of Hillside Christian Church officiating.  Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Northlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dumas.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lisa was born Dec. 2, 1972, in Montgomery, Alabama.  She graduated from Amarillo High School in 1991 and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and mass communications from West Texas A&M.

Lisa worked as a sales representative for Reed Distributing and at 100.9, The Eagle as a disc jockey.  Her daughter was her greatest joy.  Lisa enjoyed helping and working for the Special Olympics and loved friends and family, and her dogs.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, H.N. and Mary Lou Keisling; and an uncle, Michael Keisling.

Survivors include her daughter, Havyn Roy of Amarillo; her mother and stepfather, Lynda Baldock and husband Lester of Amarillo; a sister, Amber Wilson and husband Ray of Amarillo; two stepsisters, Kathy Lane and husband Greg of Amarillo and Shelly Lemmon and husband Jeff of Rowlett; and a stepbrother, Richard Baldock and wife Yolanda of Amarillo; nine nieces, Haley, Kristyn, Brittany, Emily, Trinity, Faith, Makayla, Averie, and Audrie; five nephews, Kobe, Kyler, Maison, Grady and Jace.

The family suggests memorials to the Special Olympics Texas, 1804 Rutherford Lane, Austin, TX 78754.

The family will receive friends and family from 3-4pm, Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the funeral home.

 

 

Ramiro Zamarripa – March 20, 2017

Ramiro Zamarripa 73, formerly of Amarillo, died March 20, 2017, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.Zamarrita Obit Pic

Memorial graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2017, in Llano Cemetery.  Military rites are provided by DAV Chapter 26.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ramiro was born May 19, 1943, in Amarillo and served in the Army.

Survivors include his former wife, Maria Zamarripa of Anniston, Alabama; three daughters, Marlinda Parziale of Fort Knox, Kentucky, Azalia Anasazi of Boulder, Colorado and Heidie Zamarripa of Arlington, Texas and a son, Ramiro A. Zamarripa of Seattle, Washington; a brother, Valente Zamarripa, and sisters, Consuelo Rosalez, Amalia Vasquez, Olivia Hernandez, Hortencia Logan, Margarita Hernandez; he has three grandchildren Aulden, Madison, Katlynn Parziale, and one great grandchild Camryn Hutchinson, whom are all scattered across this country, which he proudly served honorably.

 

 

 

Cody R. Salmon – March 22, 2017

Cody R. Salmon, 39, of Amarillo died Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Salmon Obit Pic

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Southwest Church of Christ with Brian Mashburn and Kyle Wade, ministers, officiating. Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Cody was born June 9, 1977 in Amarillo to Jon and Rhonda Salmon. He was a 1995 Randall High School graduate.  He loved to play disc golf, enjoyed going to concerts and playing guitar.

His children were his greatest joy. Cody was full of compassion that ran his life and an underdog champion. He was a member of Southwest Church of Christ.

He married Shannon Phillips on April 1, 2013, in Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charles Little in 1966 and Pete Salmon in 1982, a brother, Clay Salmon in 2010, and his father Jon Salmon in 2015.

Survivors include his wife, Shannon Salmon, of Amarillo; a daughter, Shaylee Salmon of Lubbock; a son, Slade Salmon of Amarillo; a stepson, Israel Gonzales of Lubbock; his mother, Rhonda Salmon of Amarillo; a brother, Casey Salmon and wife Tara of Amarillo; and his grandmothers, Mildred Little and Marie Salmon; aunts and uncles, David and Linda Thurston, of Amarillo and Greg and Lana Little of Amarillo; and many cousins.