Thomas “Tom” Stump, Jr. – October 22, 2017

Thomas “Tom” Stump, Jr., 87, of Amarillo, died Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Accelerate Church, 2615 Paramount with Jeremy Pfeil and Ricky Pfeil officiating.  Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. in Wheeler Cemetery in Wheeler, Texas.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Thomas was born on May 12, 1930, in Tucumcari, New Mexico to Minnie and Thomas Stump.  He had been a mechanic and worked for Plains Chevrolet and an independent truck driver.  He   retired from Coors.

He was a member of Accelerate Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lela Stump, in 2009.

Survivors include five daughters, Sharon Easley of Pampa, Texas; Louis Phillips and husband Doug of Clinton, Oklahoma; Carol Cross and husband Ronnie of Manford, Oklahoma; Darla Smith and husband William of Amarillo; and a son, David Stump of Russellville, Texas; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and thirteen great-great-grandchildren.

 

Sondra SuEllen Stambaugh Johnson – October 20, 2017

Sondra SuEllen Stambaugh Johnson, 62, of Amarillo, died Friday, October 20, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Pete Talley officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Sondra was born on March 7, 1955 in Amarillo to William “Bill” Stambaugh and Barbara Stambaugh (Maxwell). She graduated from Palo Duro in 1973.  She won her battle with cancer on October 20, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William “Bill” Stambaugh and Barbara Stambaugh Maxwell; her stepfather, Wilbert Maxwell; her husband Charles “Buggs” Johnson, Jr.; her brother Russell Stambaugh; sister-in-law and best friend Donna Stambaugh; and her brother, Wilbert “Burt” Maxwell, Jr.

Survivors include her daughter, Ashley Bernson and partner Ryan Hamm and son, Josh Wilder; her stepson, Brandon Johnson and wife Kindle; her brother, Stan Stambaugh and wife Ann; special aunt, Sue Gunnels; stepmother, Mary Stambaugh; and sister Julie Daily; her grandbabies, Mason and Aubree Bernson, Asher Hamm, Sommer Wilder Moreno, Joshua Wilder, Max Johnson and Brandon Johnson, Jr.

The family will receive friends 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home and suggests memorials to the National Kidney Foundation, 801 S. Fillmore St., Amarillo, TX 79101 or Life Gift, 5812 64th St., Lubbock, TX 79424.

 

 

 

Colleen Thigpen – October 20, 2017

Colleen Thigpen, 93, of Amarillo died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Deckard, associate pastor of Polk St. United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Colleen was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Hedley to George and Ruby Coble.  She was a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church, 50/50 Sunday School Class, and United Methodist Women.

She was preceded in death by her husband, B.F. Thigpen; a grandson, Kyle Pace; and 1 great-grandchild; and a sister, Alice Pearl Christiansen.

Survivors include a son, Royse Thigpen and wife Marti, of Dallas; two daughters, Sharon Kay Pace and husband John, of Amarillo and Carol Cobb and husband Ken, of Amarillo; seven grandchildren, Matt Thigpen and wife Wendy, Holly Eaton and husband Bryan, Jason Pace and wife Deborah, Ryan Pace and wife Angela, Keith Pace and wife Traci, Andy Cobb and wife Beverly and Randy Cobb and wife Rachel; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 nephews; and a niece.

The family suggests memorials be to Polk Street United Methodist Church, Music and Television Ministry, 1401 S Polk St, Amarillo, TX 79101.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at the funeral home.

Rodney Lynn Trevathan – October 18, 2017

Rodney Lynn Trevathan, beloved husband, dad, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 18th at the age of 73.

Rodney was born May 8, 1944 in Amarillo, Texas to Ada and William Trevathan. He was the fifth of eight children.

He served his country in the United States Army. He worked proudly for BNSF Railroad for 38 years as a conductor before retiring ten years ago.

He is preceded in death by his father, William Trevathan, his mother, Ada Trevathan, two brothers Wilford Trevathan and Dale Trevathan, as well as his three sisters Elizabeth Ely, Wanda Jerdin, and Sudie Caroll, and a daughter Dee Dee Wood.

Rodney is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dorothy Trevathan, his brothers Aubrey Trevathan and Larry Trevathan, his son Bill Trevathan and wife Teresa of McClean,  his daughter Charlene Davis and her husband Joshua, as well as his son Shawn Trevathan and wife Terri. Rodney leaves behind eight grandchildren, Micheal Wood of Los Lunas, New Mexico, Brittany And Cody Wood of Alamogordo, New Mexico, Tiffany Clark and her husband DJ of Claude, Texas, Contessa Trevathan of Claude, Texas, Dawson and Darby Davis, of Amarillo, Colton Trevathan, of Amarillo, as well as two great-grandchildren Nathan and Corbin Clark, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rodney will be remembered for his contagious laugh, quick wit, and never-ending humor, as well as his undeniable love and compassion for all children, especially his grand children. He had the biggest heart, his legacy will go on for years to come, and he will be loved and missed by all.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Llano Cemetery with Robert Brown, pastor of Middlepoint Community Fellowship, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Family will be accepting visitors at Boxwell Brothers Funeral home Friday from 6:00-7:30 pm 2800 Paramount Blvd.

 

 

 

 

 

Elsie Mae Packer Cravens – October 16, 2017

Elsie Mae Packer Cravens, of Amarillo, died Monday, October 16, 2017, in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2 pm, Saturday October 21, 2017, at Beacon Baptist Church, 417 S. McMasters, Amarillo,TX with Brother Curtis Redmond, officiating.  Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Elsie was born September 30, 1937, in Lower Peachtree, Alabama.  She was a loving and kind Christian lady that believed in and worshipped the Lord faithfully.  She enjoyed spending time with her kids and especially her grand and great grand babies.  She nurtured and cared deeply for her grand babies. She enjoyed shopping, relaxing by the lake fishing and watching soap operas and the Hallmark channel. She was one of the best cooks ever and known famously for her sweet potatoe pies. She was truly a great and loyal friend to many and willing to help others whenever she could.

She was preceded in death by her father and her mother, James and Ardella Campbell; four children, Peggy Ann Packer, Mildred Diannia Packer, Esther James Packer, Jeffrey Michael Packer;  three grandchildren, Kim-Jade Ngocole Packer, Ngoc Shane Packer, Joshua Packer; and six brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include her children,  Gleno Saul Packer and wife Hazel Packer, of Midland, TX; Rosezetta Packer and Rochelle Packer, both of Amarillo, TX; and eight grandchildren, Gleno Saul Packer Jr, Christopher Packer, Jermaine Packer and wife Jennifer Packer, Quinton Shawn Packer, Cierra McElreath, Camara McElreath, Kionnia Moore and Darius Packer; eight great-grandchildren, Xavier Wheeler, Mai-Lynn Cruz, Nevaeh Taylor, Juwon Packer, Jalen Packer, Jeremiah Packer, Kailani Packer and Kira Diannia Packer; and multiple nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

David Willard – October 7, 2017

David Willard left this earth on October 7, 2017, to be reunited with his parents, brother, and many of his friends and favorite dogs and animals.

David was educated at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Tyler School of Art in the 1970’s, after which he continued his research in Glass Art as a Fulbright Scholar in England.  Upon return he was appointed to head the Glass Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1977-82.  In 1982, he became Curator of Education at the Boise Art Museum.  As a glass artist, he also exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in the collections of many museums around the world.

David married his wife of 39 years, Linda Morris, daughter of S. Tom and Estella Morris in1978.

David worked at the University of Texas in Austin from 1982-2001, where he was the liaison between the Department of Art and Art History.  In 2001, he accepted a position as Director of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlingburg, TN.  As director, he was able to follow his passions of art, education and bringing people together to share common goals.    In 2013, he and his wife Linda moved to Amarillo.  Through his recent position as Department Head for Art, Theatre, and Dance for WTAMU, he continued to help educate, and share his lifetime of knowledge.

Always a community leader and arts advocate wherever he lived, David served on many boards including, the Gatlinburg Gateway Foundation, Tennesseans for the Arts, and was appointed by the governor of Tennessee to the Smoky Mountain National Park Commission.  He also served on several boards in Amarillo where his advocacy will be missed.

David was an avid Classic Wooden boat enthusiast, rebuilding several Classic boats beginning in the early 80’s, and never lost his love for boating in them, especially his 1956 wooden Chris Craft Sea Skiff “Form and Function”.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Willard, of Amarillo; sister, Ann Fetzer, niece, Laura Cobb, and nephew, Sam Cobb, all of Ozawkie, KS; niece, Sara Willard Faircloth, and a grand-niece and nephew.  Extended family, S. Tom Morris, Marty and Vicki Fineran, and nieces, Skye, Autumn and Auroele.

A celebration of life is planned for 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Willard Ranch, on the old Claude Highway.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Donations in his memory can be made to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Arrowmont.org; or the Antique and Classic Boat Society scholarship program for boat building and restoration, ACBS.org/education-scholarships.

David Trevino, Jr. – October 17, 2017

David Trevino, Jr., 43, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Seth Seale, pastor of Bible Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

David was born July 20, 1974, in Lockney.  He was a Kress High School graduate.  David was a Marine and served in Iraq.  He worked for Pioneer Natural Resources as a mechanical engineer.

David loved to hold his grandbabies, cook out for his family, enjoyed coaching football and baseball, and riding his motorcycle.

He loved well and was loved, and he will be deeply missed.

Survivors include five daughters, Faith, Alexis, Aliza and Amylynn Trevino and Ashley Denbow; a son, Austin Trevino; his father, David Trevino, Sr.; his mother, Maria Gutierrez; two brothers, Ricardo and Daniel Trevino; a sister, Angelica Gutierrez; his former wife, Mary Sintas; and three grandchildren, Nova, Rhylee and Dax.

Jennie Michelle Cook – October 13, 2017

Jennie Michelle Cook was born on September 2nd, 1958 in Landstuhl, Germany to George and Millie Burgett.  She passed away on October 13th, 2017.

As the daughter of an Air Force Sergeant, she and her family lived in several states through her early life and settled in Amarillo in 1972 after her father retired.  She graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1976.

Michelle enlisted in United States Air Force in 1979 and served her country as a Communications Security Specialist until 1986.  She went back to school and graduated from West Texas State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in 1989 and became a Certified Public Accountant.  Following graduation, Michelle worked as a CPA in San Antonio and Austin.

She married her husband, KC Cook, on November 7, 1996.  They had a son, Stephen, in 1999 in San Antonio.  The family moved to Amarillo shortly after that to be closer to family.  Michelle continued her career as a CPA with businesses and non-profit organizations in Amarillo.

Michelle loved all animals but had a special place in her heart for horses, and had a lifelong dream of someday owning her own.  She made that dream a reality and the final member of the family, a Line Back Dun named Duke, joined us in 2014.

Michelle was devoted to her family and loved spending time with them at family gatherings.  She always tried to make sure her family had a smile on their faces with small gifts that showed she was thinking of them.  She was a loving and very generous woman and found great pleasure in supporting many different charities.

Michelle was not the type to just make acquaintances.  Rather, she made lifelong friends.  She maintained very close relationships with school friends, friends from each military unit she was part of, friends from each and every job she ever had, and new friends she met when she bought her horse.

She was preceded in death by her father George Burgett, her sister Jana Slaughter, her brother-in-law Jim Nesbitt, and her sister-in-law Lisa Burgett.

She is survived by husband KC and son Stephen Cook of Amarillo, step-son Greg Cook and wife Stephanie of Aberdeen, NC, step-daughter Desiree Cook of Portland, OR, step-daughter Meredith Cook of Amarillo, mother Millie Burgett of Amarillo, grandmother Ruby Gooch Floydada, sister Elaine Nesbitt of Amarillo, brother Lee Jefferson “Jeff” Burgett and wife Brenda of Dallas, brother-in-law Bobby Slaughter of Amarillo, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Khiva Shrine Transportation Fund, 305 SE 5th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79101.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Central Church of Christ chapel with Tim McMenamy officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Loretta Sue Keisling – October 16, 2017

Loretta Sue Keisling, 76, of Amarillo died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

Private services will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia.  Family visitation will be from 6-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Loretta was born Dec. 3, 1940, in Swisher County to Jack and Gladys Timmons.  She had been a resident of Dumas for many years.

Loretta married Walter Keisling on Aug. 10, 1957, in Swisher County.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Dumas.

Survivors include husband of 60 years, Walter Keisling, of Amarillo; three daughters, LaFonda Keisling and Darla Sartain and husband Mark, all of Dumas, and Jacala Hicks and husband James, of Shreveport, LA; four grandsons, Zachary and Justin Shockey and Marcus and Kevin Sartain; and 9 great-grandchildren.

 

Nancy Annette Wells – October 15, 2017

Nancy Annette Wells, 81, of Amarillo died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Daniel Blankenburg, her grandson, officiating.  Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Nancy was born Sept. 25, 1936, in Amarillo to Earl and Geneva Westerfield.  She lived in Dumas for more than 20 years.  Nancy attended both Grace Through Faith and More Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Trent and husband Stephen, of Danville, VA, and Laura Reynosa and husband, Robert, and Davie Blankenburg and husband James, all of Amarillo; a sister, Pat Pettit, of Amarillo; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at the funeral home.