Jan David Boyles – May 27, 2016

Boyles Obit PicJan David Boyles, formerly of Amarillo, Texas, passed at the age of 73 on Friday, May 27 in Seabrook, Texas.

Interment services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Born January 12, 1943, to Velma Dawn Boyles and David Harden Boyles, and preceded in death by his sister Dawn Newell Cooper. Surviving family members include niece, Julie Cooper Abendroth of Fort Worth and nephew David Cooper of Plano.

Toni Darlene Raef Berry – May 27, 2016

Berry Obit PicToni Darlene Raef Berry, 57, of Amarillo, died Friday, May 27, 2016.

Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Rite of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday in St Mary’s Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Toni was born in Amarillo, Texas on August 24, 1958 to John and Marjorie Raef.  She was the youngest of six children.  After Toni graduated from Palo Duro High school in Amarillo, Texas, she began her career as an insurance specialist.  Her final position was in the Benefits Department for the City of Amarillo as an Administrative Assistant V, where she had worked for the past 10 years.

She was a very active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral where she served faithfully as a Proclaimer of God’s Word, an Extra-Ordinary Eucharistic Minister, a Sacristan and a Greeter.  Toni loved her Lord and was devoted to serving her Church and others.

One of her favorite activities was dancing and she enjoyed going to some of the Singles groups and their activities.  She was an avid reader and loved people, her broad smile could light up a room.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Dorothy Graham and Patricia Belcher.

Survivors include her son, Tyson Stavenhagen, of Kerrville, Texas; three grandchildren, Breken, Brody and Emalyn, her brother, Howard Raef and wife, Joann, two sisters, Linda McCurdy and husband Harmon and Marian Elliott and husband, Art, a brother-in-law, Bobby Belcher, her aunt, Viola Renegar, all of Amarillo; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

William “Bill” Ray – May 29, 2016

Ray Obit PicWilliam “Bill” Ray, 81, of Amarillo died Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Jim McKee officiating.  Burial will follow at 5:00 p.m., in Northlawn Memorial Gardens in Dumas.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bill was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Grant County, Kan. to Dempsey and Gladys Ray.  He served in the Army during the Korean War.  He farmed in Kansas before moving to Dumas in 1970.  In 1974, Bill founded and began operating TexAir Spraying until retirement in 2003.  Bill married Anita Sullins on June 1, 2002, in Dumas.

He was a member of Hillside Christian Church and TAAA and NAAA.

He was preceded in death by a son, William Alan Ray; and two wives, Carolyn Ray and Betty DeeAnn Ray.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Ray, of Amarillo; two daughters, Kim O’Brien and husband Dan of San Antonio and Valerie Robertson of Dumas; a son, David Ray of Fort Pierce, Florida; a stepson, David Brian McCown and wife Gina of Amarillo; a sister, Betty Schrivogel of Garden City, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to BSA Hospice of the Southwest.

Daryl J. Roberts – May 27, 2016

Roberts Obit PhotoDaryl J. Roberts, 89, of Amarillo, died Friday, May 27, 2016.

Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Lance Herrington of Paramount Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at 4:30 P.M. in Levelland Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Roberts was born on March 31, 1927 in Borger, Texas to Myrtle and Thomas “Tom” Roberts. He was a veteran in the United States Navy. Mr. Roberts had worked at TransWestern Pipeline Co. in Pampa, Texas. He retired in 1987. He owned and managed several apartments in Amarillo. He was a member of Paramount Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Maureen Roberts, and his children: Tommy Whitley, Sharon Roberts, Sheila Mitchell, Sharla Seibel, Dwayne Roberts and David Roberts; a sister, Cherolyne Hendon; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Lorene Grisham – May 28, 2016

Lorene Grisham, 93, of Panhandle died Saturday, May 28, 2016. Grisham Obit Photo

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lorene was born in Comanche Co., Texas on June 28, 1922. She married Frank Grisham on March 9, 1940 in Gorman, Texas.  They lived there until 1953 when he was transferred to Panhandle, as manager with Pioneer Natural Gas Company.

Frank preceded her in death on December 23, 1997. She was also preceded in death by a son, Weldon Grisham on December 2, 2000.

Lorene was a member of the Panhandle Country Club and Ladies Golf Association. She was a club champion several times, which she was very proud of and also a member of 55+ Club that she attended every Wednesday and had lots of fun playing cards.

Lorene had lots of hobbies, sewing, quilting, and all kinds of handwork.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Held and husband Les of Panhandle, a grandson, Steve Held and wife Kathy of Marquez, Texas; a granddaughter, MeLinda Shemwell and husband Ralph; a great-grandson son, Ryan; great-granddaughter, Hanna Williams and husband Westin, all of Panhandle; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Grisham of Panhandle; a granddaughter, Michele Rollans and husband Brad; a great-granddaughter, Meredith, all of Allen, Texas; a grandson, Scott Grisham of Panhandle; and great-grandson, Kyler of Lubbock, Texas.

She dearly loved all her family, Mom, Grandmother, and Great-Grandma, Lorene.

Coleman Ward – May 27, 2016

Coleman Ward, 80, of Dumas, died Friday, May 27, 2016.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Dumas Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Howe, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.  Military rites will be by American Legion Post #224.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Coleman was born on January 3, 1936 in Childress, Texas to Earl and Grace Ward.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corp and retired from Phillips Petroleum.

He married Jean Boyd on March 18, 1966.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Ward of Dumas; two daughters, Kim Rehkopf of Dumas and Brandi Guggenheim of Aledo; three sons, Clay Guthrie of Fritch, Duke Ward of Amarillo, and Waylon Ward of Lubbock; a brother, Gary Ward of Dumas; six grandchildren, Linsey Robinett and Brent Rehkopf, both of Dumas, Jarret Ward and Ella Ward, both of Pampa, Gracie Guggenheim and Abbi Guggenheim, both of Aledo; and one great grandchild, Drake Robinett.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the funeral home from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

 

Doris E. Foster – May 26, 2016

Doris E. Foster went to her heavenly home on May 26, 2016 at the age of 92.Foster Obit Pic

Entombment will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Llano Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial services will follow at 11:00 a.m., in Trinity United Methodist Church, 3402 S. Jackson, Amarillo with Rev. Josh Kouri and Rev. Lane Boyd officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Doris was born July 20, 1923, in Hedley, Texas, to James M. Everett and Melbra Taylor Everett. She graduated from Hedley High School and attended Clarendon Junior College. She married Herbert M. “Hub” Foster on Nov. 26, 1944, in Hedley. Doris retired from Pioneer Corporation personnel department. She was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Jewell Everett; her brother, Joe Everett, her brother James “Buck” Everett, and a great-granddaughter, Gabriella Dyess.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Shyrie Dyess and husband Todd, of Amarillo; her granddaughter, Laura Zavala and husband Luis, of Amarillo; a grandson, Wesley Dyess and wife Susan, of Amarillo; four great-grandchildren, Avery Zavala, Carson Dyess, Chloe Dyess, Sebastian Zavala; a sister-in-law, Mildred Everett; and one niece and many friends.

The family appreciates the staff at Moore Assisted Living and BSA Hospice of the Southwest for care she received.

The family suggests memorials be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 3402 S. Jackson, Amarillo, TX 79109.

James Dean Cook – May 24, 2016

James Dean Cook, 58, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016.Cook Obit Pic

Memorial services will be at 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2016, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

James was born to Virginia Sue Bradley and James Henry Dean on October 7, 1957; second born of that marriage. He lost his birth father when he was 18 months; in a car accident in Lubbock; attending a homecoming at Texas Tech University. Sue Bradley then, 2 years later, married Dr. James E. “Jim” Cook. They in turn had two other children; Bill Bradley Cook and Mary Kay Cook Makalic.

James graduated from Amarillo High School in 1976, Texas A&M University in 1980; Southwest Medical School in 1984; and Harvard University of Boston, Massachusetts in 1988. He practiced business consulting internationally prior to retirement in Amarillo.

He is survived by his three daughters, of his first marriage, and two daughters and a son of his second marriage; his father, brother, sisters, and other loving kinfolk.

Helen Lorrine Slaght – May 26, 2016

Helen Lorrine Slaght, 92, of Amarillo, died Thursday, May 26, 2016.Slaght Obit Photo

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Helen was born Sept. 10, 1923, in Jester, Okla. to Sam and Bertha Chancelor.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Jay Battenfield, of Amarillo; two sisters, Faye Carter and Kathy Renfroe, both of Amarillo; and two grandchildren, Zeke Battenfield and Bekah Hewitt; and a great-grandson, Reilly Hewitt.

Emily Jacobs – May 27, 2016

Emily Jacobs, 93, of Amarillo, died Friday, May 27, 2016.Jacobs Obit Pic

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Temple Baptist Church with Lyndell Taylor, chaplain, officiating. Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Emily was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Denmark, S.C. to Charlie and Hattie Mae Goodwin. She worked in sales for more than 57 years at Alexander’s and Blackburn’s and retired from Mary Ann’s Boutique. Emily loved her customers and knew how they liked to dress. Her main joy was to call them.

Her hobbies at home included keeping the freezer full and the handwork she loved. Emily’s most enjoyable times were spent with her three grandsons and four great-grandchildren they were her life. They were very special. She also loved her church, pastor and church family.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ralph Hughes and William K. Jacobs; two brothers, Wade Goodwin and Henry Goodwin; a son, Ken Jacobs; and her parents, Charlie and Hattie Mae Goodwin.

Survivors include a son, Michael W. Hughes and wife Melody, of Amarillo; two grandsons, Chris Hughes and wife Beth of Oklahoma City, and Michael Hughes, of Roswell, New Mexico; a step grandson, Ash Downs and wife Anna of Austin; four great-grandchildren, Haven, Sydney, Ian and Anniston Hughes; a sister, Kathy Overstreet and husband Danny of Orangeburg, S.C.; a brother, Charlie Goodwin and wife Dot of Aiken, S.C.; and nieces and nephews, all of South Carolina.