Frances “Kay” Merryman – January 20, 2017

Frances “Kay” Merryman, 74, of Amarillo joined her heavenly father on January 20, 2017.Merryman Obit Photo

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday in Llano Mausoleum Chapel with Randy McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Kay grew up in Shenandoah, Iowa where she met her husband, Frank. They married in 1960, and after Frank was discharged from the military, they moved to Amarillo in 1970.  Kay was a dedicated homemaker who always put her family first.   Family was everything to her and she did everything for her family.  She enjoyed her grandchildren immensely.  They were the light of her life.  She enjoyed spending time with them and showing them family traditions.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Pauline Perkins of Shenandoah, Iowa and infant sister, Patsy Perkins, also of Shenandoah, Iowa.

Kay is survived by her husband Frank of 56 years; daughters, Rhonda Kennedy of Amarillo; Cindy Kessler and husband Dale Kessler of Amarillo; sons, Rick Merryman of Longmont, Co and Tony Merryman of Amarillo; brothers, James Perkins and wife Shirley of Mountain Grove, Missouri; Ed Perkins and wife Connie of Shenandoah, Iowa; Robert Perkins and wife Margie of Marysville, Wa; and sister, Jackie Claiborne of Forest Grove, Or.; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Judes or to any charity of your choice in her honor.

Nell Wynne Prowell (Neller) – January 20, 2017

Nell Wynne Prowell (Neller), 70, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2017.

nell2 (2) nell1 (2)Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Amarillo, on Tuesday the 24th at 2:00 PM. Nell was born on October 25, 1946 in Los Angles, California. She moved to Amarillo, Texas soon after and resided at 2401 Hickory with her mother. She attended Palo Duro High School and was a graduate of the Class of 1964. She attended Amarillo College, Texas Tech University, and graduated from West Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in 1968. She married Jim Prowell of Amarillo November 4, 1972. They resided in Amarillo from then on. Survivors include, her husband Jim Prowell, her sons Read and Joe, and grandchildren, Blair and Sam.

She was active in the Junior League of Amarillo, Daughters of the Revolution (DAR), First Baptist Church of Amarillo, and the Palo Duro Dons Reunion committee Class of 1964. She always loved to help others, and was a willing leader and selfless giver in whatever capacity she was asked.

She was a wonderful wife to Jim, always willing to contribute in whatever way possible in successful operations of their business. She was also the best possible mother to her sons, and always striving to keep the happiest of homes.

Later she loved to travel with her husband throughout the Western United States, Italy, France, and England. She could always be described as a “high energy” soul, making the lives of all around her more vibrant and focused.

Kind, compassionate, colorful, value driven, dependable, bringing joy, are all qualities which describe her life. She will be greatly missed by her entire family and many friends.


Richard “Dicky” Earl Day – January 18, 2017

Richard “Dicky” Earl Day, 73, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Amarillo.Day Obit

Richard was born the youngest of three boys on September 20, 1943 in Amarillo to Ronald and Opal Day. Raised in Amarillo and a graduate of Palo Duro High, Richard began his career in the automotive parts industry at Jupe Automotive.  He later would go to begin DayCheck and co-found Specialized Therapy Services of Amarillo.  He married Karen Carter on October 7, 1972 and was father to two sons, Tim and Michael Day.  Known to family and friends as Dicky, his sense of humor and welcoming spirit always left an impact. But the role he excelled at the most was that of Papa. No matter if it was his grandchild, friends visiting, or the children at Specialized Therapy Service, Papa would always greet you with a smile on his face and love in his heart. Papa was loved and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Joe Day.

Richard is survived by his wife of 44 years Karen, son/nephews and spouses Tim Day wife Amanda and children Tabor and Abigail, Michael Day wife Peggy and children Chandler and Jaycie, Brian Embry wife Paige and children Peyton, Cooper, and Owen, Matt Embry wife Allyson and children Maycee and Avery, brother Kenneth Day and wife Patty, sister in law Charlene Day and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2017 at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations to NEH Helping Hands , 2400 Lakeview, Ste 103 Amarillo, TX 79109 or St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 7800 W. 45th, Amarillo, Texas 79109 would be appreciated.


Jerry Wayne Ball – January 15, 2017

Ball Obit PicJerry Wayne Ball, 64, of Bushland, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Central Church of Christ Chapel with Allan Stanglin officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jerry was born Feb. 11, 1952, in Colorado Springs, Colo. to F.W. and Lois Ball.  Following graduation from Dumas High School in 1970, he went on to earn an associate’s degree.

Jerry was an auto mechanic, loved to race cars and built his own Sprint car.

Survivors include his mother, Lois Ball, of Amarillo; three sisters, Karen Hubbard and husband Doug and Sharen Baker, both of Amarillo and Beverly Johnson and husband Lanny, of Mansfield, Ark.; two sons, Jeremy Ball and Jamie Ball; many nieces and nephews; and five grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 5211 SW 9th Street Medical Plz, Suite 100, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Mabel Lee Dominguez – January 16, 2017

Dominguez, Mabel Obit PicMabel Lee Dominguez, 56, of Panhandle, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel in Amarillo.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mabel was born April 7, 1960, in Beeville to Manuel V. Perez and Irene Soliz.  She passed away on January 16, 2017 at BSA hospital in Amarillo, after a lengthy hospital stay with her loving husband at her side.

At the age of 56, Mabel was a very loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and dearly loved friend.  She had faith in her Creator and believed in the resurrection of the dead. She knew that when death came, she would only be asleep for a little while but alive in God’s memory.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur; her children Adam, Matthew, David, Robert, and McQuade; 7 grandchildren; her mother, Irene; two sisters, Peggy and Mary; and a brother, Manuel.

Jay Russell Williams – January 17, 2017

Williams, Jay Obit PicJay Russell Williams, 59, of Sunray, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

Private family services will be held.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Jay was born Feb. 7, 1957, in Hereford to Billy Jack and Shirley Williams.  He graduated from Hereford High School, earned a bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech University and a master’s degree from UT at Arlington.

Jay was a chemical engineer for Phillips in Borger, Faroe in Ft. Worth and Continental Carbon Co.

He was preceded in death by a son, Brian Williams; his father, Billy Jack Williams; a brother, Ricky Williams; and a sister, Jo Lynn Williams.

Survivors include a son, Aaron Williams of Ft. Worth; and his mother, Shirley Williams, of Fritch.

Doug Cope – January 16, 2017

Doug Cope, 77, of Claude, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.Cope Obit Pic

Services will be at 2:00 p.m, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel in Amarillo. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m., in Claude Cemetery, in Claude.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo.

Doug was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Washburn to Clyde and Marie Cope at the family home, south of Washburn.  At the age of six, the family moved to Claude where Doug started first grade and graduated with the class of 1957.

At an early age, Doug became involved with the family farm.  He was involved with farming and ranching all of his life in addition to other businesses.  Doug was most passionate about his used farm equipment business.  He would try to attend all local area farm auctions and those he could in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and other parts of Texas.  He enjoyed this adventure most of all and even became a licensed auctioneer.

In the late eighties, Doug was a friend to 4H and was voted man of the year in 1985.  For many years, he was a volunteer firefighter and was always willing to assist any way he could even in his later years.  Doug was a member of the Moose Lodge since 1976, and served as president of the Claude Lions Club, which was involved in many community projects.  He became a member of Claude Baptist Church in 1952.

Survivors include his wife Peggy Cope, of the home; a sister, Connie Blaut and husband Dale, of Amarillo; a niece, Cassie Cleavinger and husband Codi, of Nazareth; a nephew, Brandon Blaut and wife Emily, of Austin; five great-nephews; 2 great-nieces; and several cousins.

The family suggests memorials be to Claude Fire Department, Box 531, Claude, TX 79019; or a favorite charity.

The family will receive friends from 6:30pm-7:30pm, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the funeral home in Amarillo.

Michael R. Myers – January 17, 2017

Myers Obit PicMichael R. Myers, 55, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Memorial Park Cemetery East Mausoleum.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Michael was born March 26, 1961, in Des Moines, Iowa to Ronald and Ursula Myers.  He was a chef at Goodlife Retirement Home and previously at The Clairmont.

He married Margit Breindl on March 29, 2012, in Amarillo.

Survivors include his wife, Margit Myers, of the home; a daughter, Jessica Smith and husband Joshua, of Amarillo; a son, Jimmy Myers and wife Jacqueline of Amarillo; a stepdaughter, Sherry Bell and husband Towar of Ft. Worth; and 8 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be made to Faith City Mission, 401 SE 2nd Ave, Amarillo, TX 79101.

Katherine M. Stein – January 14, 2017

Stein Obit PicKatherine M. Stein, 94, of Kingston, Okla., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Barry Loving, senior minister, First Christian Church and Dr. John Bridwell, minister emeritus, First Christian Church, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Katherine was born March 30, 1922, in Brighton, Colorado to Harvey and Mary Miller.  She graduated from Greeley High School in 1940 and then attended business school in Greeley.

On June 6, 1943, Katherine married Elwood N. Stein in Kimball, Neb.  He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Stein started her government career in the Air Force Finance Center in Denver, Colo.  She moved to Amarillo in 1956, and worked for Amarillo Air Force Hospital in the accounting and finance division.  She then worked as the records officer at the Department of Reclamation.  Mrs. Stein earned numerous awards and letters of accommodation during her many years of government service.

Katherine was a member of First Christian Church of Amarillo, where she served as the Chairman of the Board and as president of her Sunday school class.  Further, she served as president of Christian Women’s Fellowship, as a volunteer at Child Garden School, and on several other committees.

She volunteered for the Red Cross and on the children’s ward at Northwest Texas Hospital.

She also was preceded in death by her son, Harvey N. Stein.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Shelby Christopher Stein and wife Devon, of Joshua, and Staci Marnée Stewart and husband Tommy, of Kingston, Okla.; one great-grandson, Cameron Stein of Joshua; two great-granddaughters, Jessica Hurst and husband Austin, of Dallas and Natalie Stewart and fiancé, Forrest Latham, of Tishomingo, Okla; and two great-great-grandchildren, Caiden Latham and Ariella Hurst.

The family suggests memorials be made to BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 5211 SW 9th Street Medical Plz, Suite 100, Amarillo, TX 79106; or to First Christian Church, 3001 Wolflin Ave., Amarillo, TX 79109; or to a favorite charity.

Linda Louise Raffensparger – January 11, 2017

Linda Louise Raffensparger, 66, of Amarillo, died Jan. 11, 2017.

No services are scheduled.

Linda was a very loving, giving kind woman, who loved to craft and loved animals.  The family would like to thank the loving staff at Kindred Home Hospice.

Survivors include her husband, David L Raffensparger; a son, Steve Harlan; a daughter, Janise VanNote; two sisters, Conni Alderson and Carmen Manyard; two brothers, Bob Satterfield and Randall Satterfield; and a granddaughter.