Obituaries for Amarillo

Margaret E. Whitfield – May 26, 2017

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Margaret E. Whitfield, 89, of Amarillo, died Friday, May 26, 2017.  Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Church of Christ at the Colonies, 4500 Wesley, Glen Walton, minister, officiating.  Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Margaret was born in a dugout near Guymon, Ok. on March 26, 1928 to Guy and Anna Watkins.  She graduated from Northwest Texas School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1949.  She worked in Guymon, Dumas, and Plainview.  She then worked at St. Anthony’s as a critical care nurse until her retirement in 1985.  She married John E. Whitfield on July 1, 1955 in Clovis, NM.  They had four children.  She was a member of Bell Avenue Church of Christ.  She was completely devoted to her husband and family.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Ann Murray.

She is survived by her husband, John; two daughters, Kathy Lisman and husband Dan of Amarillo, Carolyn Arndt and husband Mark of Canyon; a son, Paul Whitfield of Amarillo; three sisters, Alice Batterman of Guymon, Peggy Tharan of Denver, Co., Kay Graham of Guymon; two brothers, Dick Watkins and wife Alice of Guymon, Jerry Watkins and wife Lou of Guymon; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family is grateful for the love and compassion given to Margaret during her residency at Amarillo Center for Skilled Care and her hospitalization at BSA.

Laura “Lou” Eanes Isbell – May 26, 2017

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Laura “Lou” Eanes Isbell, 85, of Amarillo died Friday, May 26, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Robison Chapel of the Plains at First Christian Church with Rev. Barry Loving officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lou was born May 21, 1932, in Texon to James and Isla Eanes.   She married Burke Isbell on Oct. 19, 1950.  Her family was her life.

She was a homemaker and worked at the Paramount Gift Store and That Precious Store.  Lou was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Burke Isbell, of Amarillo; two daughters, Janice Hoelting and husband Leland, of Amarillo and Karen Prodahl and husband Dale, of Rockwall; five grandchildren, Jamie and husband Anthony, Matt, Nathan and wife Brittany, Brad and wife Kyla, and Kyle; and 4 great-granddaughters.

The family suggests memorials be to Alzheimer’s Association, 402 E Plaza Dr, Carterville, IL 62918.

 

 

Frances Edith Sechrist – May 23, 2017

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Frances Edith Sechrist, 81, of Amarillo died Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Frances was born Feb. 14, 1936, in Felt, Okla. to George and Mary Smith.  She lived in Amarillo since 1972.  Frances was a Jehovah Witness.  Frances was a dedicated mom and homemaker.

Survivors include four sons who loved her very much, Gary Sechrist, Robert Sechrist, David Sechrist and wife Brenda and James Sechrist and wife Connie, all of Amarillo; a brother, Fred Smith, of Stratford, Okla.; 8 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Linda Lu Woodard – May 23, 2017

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Linda Lu Woodard, 56, of Amarillo died Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2017 in More Church with Lyndal Waldrip and Steve Cutberth officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Linda was born July 17, 1960, in Lubbock to Elbert and Irma Sharp.  She married Alan Woodard on Aug. 1, 1976.  She loved her kids and grandkids.

Survivors include her husband, Alan Woodard, of the home; two sons, John Woodard and wife Misty and Nicholas Woodard and fiancée, Paige Bailey, all of Amarillo; a daughter, Monica Ruth Woodard and husband Shannon Keadle, of Amarillo; a sister, Pam Harris and husband Sandy, of Shepard; and six grandchildren, Ethan, Avery, Ky, Shyloe, Austin, including her grandson, Bailey, who has lived at his grandparent’s home,

The family suggests memorials to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 8111 N. Stadium Drive, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77054.

Barbara Ann Lackey – May 23, 2017

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Barbara Ann Lackey, 74, of Amarillo died Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 26, 2017 in Church of Christ at The Colonies with Dick Marcear and Lee Kendle officiating.  Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Barbara was born April 24, 1943, in Phillips to Ralph and Bernice Brown.  She graduated from Phillips High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.  She owned and operated an interior design business, Accents by Barbara.

She was ranked as an ACBL Life Master bridge player and enjoyed playing bridge 2-3 times a week.  Barbara was a member of Church of Christ at The Colonies.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne Lackey; and her parents, Ralph and Bernice Brown.

Survivors include a daughter, Shannon Cook, of Fort Worth; a sister, Kristi Underhill, of Amarillo; a niece, Lindsay Jones, of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Ashley Lackey, Max Cook, C.J. Cook and wife Brooke and John David Cook and fiancée, Chloe Soza; two great-grandchildren, Jaden and Austin; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be made to Martha’s Home, 1204 SW 18th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79102.

Larry Don Argo – May 21, 2017

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Larry Don Argo, 38, of Amarillo died Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 26, 2017, at Trinity Fellowship Church, West Auditorium, 5000 Hollywood Road, with pastors, Ricky Griffin and Jarett Warren officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Larry Don was born Dec. 14, 1978, in Amarillo to Gary and Kay Argo. He was raised in Borger and graduated from Borger High School. He attended tech school in Phoenix where he earned a degree in electrical design.

Larry could light up a room with his smile, especially when he was talking about his children.  He was the proudest father, and he worked so hard to provide for them.  He will be missed beyond what any words could describe.  Larry Don was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother Kay, grandmother and grandfather, Inez and Murl Shirley, and grandfather, Warren Argo.

Survivors include two daughters, Aspyn and Brylen Argo, of Amarillo; a son, Kaden Argo, of  Amarillo; the mother of his children, Alicia Argo, of Amarillo; Alicia Argo’s mother, Reva Evans, of Amarillo; his father, Gary and wife Beverly Argo, of Amarillo; two brothers, Shane Argo of Hurst, Texas and Aaron Argo and wife Alissa, of Amarillo; and his grandmother, Elinora Argo, of Amarillo.

Wilma Jo Ann Daniels – May 23, 2017

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Wilma Jo Ann Daniels, 78, of Amarillo died Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Memorial Park East Mausoleum.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jo Ann was born Jan. 1, 1939, in Wayne, Okla. to Earl and Nora Matthews.  She married William Daniels on Sept. 10, 1999, in Amarillo.  She was a member of Pentecostal Church of God.  Jo Ann worked as a nurse at St. Anthony’s Hospital.

Jo Ann loved her Lord most of all.  She also loved her family, her dogs, cooking, and pulling a good prank.  She will be missed.

Survivors include her husband, William Daniels; a stepson, John Daniels; a stepdaughter, Vicki Mix; and two brothers, Oren Gene Matthews and Bobby Ray Matthews, both of Oklahoma.

The family suggests memorials be made to High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 S Western St, Amarillo, TX 79118.

Maureen Poole Roberts – May 21, 2017

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Maureen Poole Roberts, 92, of Amarillo died Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Lance Herrington officiating.  Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m., in Stratford Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Maureen was born Dec. 5, 1924 in Dalhart to Vester and Mildred McCrory.  She graduated from Clovis High School.  Maureen worked at the Chamber of Commerce in Las Cruces and devoted most of her life as a homemaker.  She was a member of Paramount Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Kenneth Munn, Russell Poole, Buck Hall and Daryl J. Roberts; a son, Brian Kenneth Munn; and a daughter, Nancy Sue Greene.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Shea Greene; and numerous extended family.

D.P. Duggan – May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

D.P. Duggan, 76, of Amarillo died Monday, May 22, 2017.

There will be no formal services. Friends who would like to pay their respects or visit with the family are welcomed and encouraged to do so at the gravesite.  Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Highland Park Cemetery in Borger.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

D.P. was born March 25, 1941, in Borger to Duke and Zo Duggan. He began a 35 year railroad career in 1965, retiring from BNSF in 2000.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Zo and Duke Duggan; his father, Tom Butler; a sister; two brothers; and a stepson, Kerry Porter.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Duggan, of Amarillo; four brothers, Jack Stockman, of West Virginia, Case Duggan and wife Jeanie, of Borger, and Andrew Butler and Tommy Butler both of Joshua Tree, Calif.; two sisters, Audrey Butler and Anita Virden, all of Joshua Tree, Calif.; two stepchildren, Mike Woods and Kirk Porter; 8 grandchildren, Brandy, Rose, Mika, Tyler, Brandan, Katlyn, Maddie and Jake; and 3 great-grandchildren, Derek, Colin and Kaleb.

 

J.C. Miller – May 20, 2017

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

J.C. Miller, 96, of Amarillo, died Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Hansford Cemetery with Rev. Scott Curry, Pastor at the First Baptist Church in Gruver, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

J.C. was born on January 24, 1921 in Hansford County to Joe and Mamie Miller.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He had worked as a quality inspector at Pantex for over 38 years.  He was a 50 year member of the Adobe Walls Masonic Lodge # 1355 in Borger.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beth Miller in 2014.

He is survived by two sons, Ed Miller and David Miller, both of Amarillo; a brother, Fred Miller of Gruver; three sisters, Lucille Harvey of Spearman, Opal Wallin of Gruver, Carolyn Bryant of Longview; two grandchildren, D’Aun Davis and Eddie Miller; and three great grandchildren, Jasper, Jacob, and Joshua.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 50433, Amarillo, Texas  79159.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the funeral home.