Miguel Trevino Sr. II – August 26, 2015

Trevino Obit PicMiguel Trevino Sr. II, 85, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Jose Gomez as celebrant.  Burial will be in Llano East Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Miguel was born Aug. 29, 1929, in Cuero to Maria and Miguel Trevino Sr.  He was a handyman.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty and Soyla Trevnio; two sons, Joseph and Robert Trevino; one brother and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Amelia Trevino of Amarillo; three daughters, Gloria T. Rivas, Eugenia T. Ocon and Olivia Rocha, all of Amarillo; three sons, Miguel M. Trevino Jr., Gilbert Trevino and Albert Trevino, all of Amarillo; two brothers, Eloy and Richard; five sisters, Mamie, Josephine, Eugenia, Mary and Debbie; 23 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Natalie Suzanne Dumas – August 26, 2015

Natalie Suzanne Dumas, 35, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

Celebration of Life services will be from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Natalie was born July 19, 1980, in Indio, Calif. to Mark and Maria Dumas.  She earned an Associate’s Degree from Amarillo College.  Natalie worked as a paralegal and loved her children and art.

Survivors include two daughters, Lena Balderas of Amarillo and Abigail Hefner of Fritch; a son, Robert Dylan Hefner of Gruver; and brother, Edward Dumas, of Amarillo.

Pricilla Ann Garcia – August 22, 2015

Garcia Obit PicPricilla Ann Garcia, 33, of Amarillo, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.

Services will be at 5:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Bruce Hernandez officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Pricilla was born Jan. 21, 1982, in Victoria.  She graduated from Tascosa High School and attended Amarillo College.

Survivors include her parents, Adam and Sandra Quintana, of Amarillo; her father, Placido Garcia and wife Pamela of Round Rock; three grandmothers, Susan Pantoja, of San Antonio, Linda Ayala of Hereford and Isabel Garcia of Beeville; three grandfathers, Alfred Menchaco and Telo Guajardo, both of San Antonio and Adan Quintana of Hereford; a brother, Caleb Quintana of Denver; five sisters, Rachelle Stiles and Siarra Quintana, both of Amarillo, Megan Garcia, Brittney Garcia and Isabella Garcia, all of Austin; a son, Jose Luis Galvan; two daughters, Alize Garcia and Anamarie Galvan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill Ownsby – August 26, 2015

Ownsby Obit PicBill Ownsby, 88, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bill was born July 17, 1927, in Bonham to C.W. and Winnie Ownsby.  He served in the Army during the Korean War.  Bill retired from Tri-State Fair Association.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Ownsby in 2004.

Survivors include seven daughters, Jeanne McCubbin and husband Bill of Amarillo, Billie Patridge and husband Jerry of Arlington, Ann Scott and husband Bob of Trinidad, Colo., Terry Bertrand and husband Buddy of Borger, Sherry Sims and husband Harry of Mobeetie, Tammy Lepel of Amarillo and Megan Lepel of California; a son, John Curt Lepel of Greenville, Florida; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Thanks to Kevin and Connie Bradford and their family for being such good neighbors and friends to Bill for many years.  The family also wishes to thank the staff at Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home and Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospice.

The family suggests memorials be to Shriner’s Hospital or to Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home in Amarillo.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Derek Andrew Klein – August 25, 2015

Derek Andrew Klein, 22, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.  Klein Obit Pic

Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Memorial mass will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Derek was born Feb. 15, 1993, in Wichita, Kansas to Brian and Rana Klein.  He graduated from Amarillo High School in 2011 and attended Texas Tech University.  He loved playing several instruments, listening to music, hiking and spending time with his friends. Derek was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Survivors include his mother, Rana Davis and husband Freddie, of Amarillo; his father, Brian Klein of Amarillo; three sisters, Ashley Scott, Nicole Klein and Kira Klein, all of Amarillo; and his grandparents, Larry and Kathleen Klein of Garden Plain, Kan. and Harvey and Doris Scott of Derby, Kan.

 

Audrey Mahle Martin – August 25, 2015

Martin, Audrey Obit PicAudrey Mahle Martin, 83, of Wildorado, a child of God, wife and mother died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in her home, surrounded by her family.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Palo Duro Baptist Church with Ron Muller, pastor, and Howard Mahle officiating.  Burial will be in Palo Duro Cemetery in Wildorado.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Audrey was born Jan. 3, 1932, in Lubbock, to Howard and Alice Mahle.  She graduated Lubbock High School, attended WTSU in Canyon.  Audrey married Harold Martin on June 1, 1950, in Lubbock and made their home in Canyon, moving to Wildorado in 1959.  She was a member of Palo Duro Baptist Church.

Her lifetime accomplishments were enumerable.  She was a rare, loving individual and will be remembered for the unique way that she touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with.  She was an amazing woman who gave a part of herself to each one she knew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Martin on Nov. 19, 1996; and a granddaughter, Tara Rae Vaughn, on Aug. 9, 2003.

Survivors include her three daughters, Reechia Powell and husband Keith of Allen, Texas, Debra Vaughn Price and husband Michael of Amarillo and Ronda Sides and husband Danny of Wildorado; a brother, Howard Arliegh Mahle, Jr. of Houston; three sisters, Janey Middleton and husband Tom of Post, Carron Shelton and husband Mike of Florida and Connie Lanier of Lubbock; five grandchildren, Brandon, Cayla, Jason, Lance and Ty; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials be to Palo Duro Cemetery.

Al Smith – August 25, 2015

Smith, Al Obit PicAl Smith, 64, of Dumas, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in Dumas Cemetery with Damon Akins officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Al was born on April 23, 1951 in El Paso to Duane A. Smith Sr. and Este Lee Alexander Smith.  He had worked in several refineries throughout his career.  His special interests included gold mining, rock hounding, and traveling.  His greatest enjoyment was taking care of his girls.  Al was a member of the First Assembly of God.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Denise Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Stephnie L. Smith of Dumas; a daughter, Dawn Denise Graves of Amarillo; his step-mother, Thelma Smith of Dumas; a sister, Terry Macomber of Dumas; a step-sister, Sherri Hutchison of St. Louis; two step-brothers, Ron Hutchison of Longview and Scott Hutchison of Lubbock; and three grandchildren, Taylor Payge McMillian of Dumas, Genesys Alyiah McMillian of Dumas, and Isaac Ian Williams of Amarillo.

 The family suggests memorials be sent to Gideons International.

Larry “Rocket Man” Tijerina – August 25, 2015

Tijerina Obit PicLarry “Rocket Man” Tijerina, 50, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Kevin McBride officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Larry was born July 21, 1965, in Hereford to Al and Olga Tijerina.  He was a Canyon High School graduate and worked in construction.  Larry always helped with organizations when they needed his help and had organized the Forgotten Teen Run for 11 years.

Survivors include his wife, Sherrye Tijerina; two stepdaughters, Tausha and Christina; six step-grandchildren, Tristan, Donovan, Brentley, Kyera, Nicholas and Rylan; his mother, Olga Tijerina; his father, Al Tijerina and wife Demaris; and a sister, Shelley Tijerina and husband James Watson; and uncles, aunts, cousins and many wonderful friends.

Shirley Jean Vavoudis – August 24, 2015

Vavoudis Obit PicShirley Jean Vavoudis, 80, of Amarillo, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Shirley was born Jan. 21, 1935, in Apache, Okla. to Elmer and Esther Brewton.  She was a dedicated wife to husband, Pericles Vavoudis, whom she wed on Jan. 27, 1953, in Albuquerque, NM.  He preceded her in death.  Shirley started working in the insurance business with Fireman’s Fund in New York City. She worked coast to coast in the industry as a customer service representative for more than 53 years.  Shirley always had a generous heart, open to all those in need.  She was an inspirational peacemaker respected by all.

She also was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include two sons, Nick Vavoudis and his wife Martie-Lynn of Cathlamet, Wash. and John Vavoudis and wife Lisa of LaVerne, Calif.; a daughter, Margaret Storrs and husband David of Amarillo; a sister, Shari Torres of Amarillo; and three grandchildren, Jordan Nicole Hancock, Nicole Wallace, Jillian Weiss, and multiple nieces and nephews.

Billee Joyce Grotzinger – August 24, 2015

Grotzinger Obit PicBillee Joyce Grotzinger, 90, of Amarillo, died Monday, August 24, 2015.

Graveside services will be at 11 am, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Llano Cemetery with the Rev. Corky Holland, Minister to Senior Adults/Pastoral Care at First Baptist Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Billee was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Amarillo to William and Ida Foster.  She graduated from Amarillo High School in 1941. Billee was employed with the U.S. Department of Labor for over 30 years, rising to the position of Apprenticeship Training Representative before her retirement in 1995.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Claydean Foster; a brother, W.C. Foster; her first husband, Jack P. Burgess, Jr.; a son, Randy Burgess; and her second husband, Irwin Grotzinger.

Survivors include her step-children, Gregory Grotzinger and Allen Grotzinger and wife, Carolyn, of Houston, Jimmy Grotzinger and wife, Catherine, of Pearland, and Melanie LaDuke and husband, Alan Wafford, of Richmond; five step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

The family expresses their appreciation to the staff of Harrington Assisted Living, Ware Living Center and Gentiva Hospice for the excellent care provided to Irwin and Billee.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church or a favorite charity.