Obituaries for Amarillo

Teresa Q. Rodriguez – February 19, 2018

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Teresa Q. Rodriguez was born September 30, 1938 to Lorenzo Quintero and Victoria Garcia in San Marcos, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Rodriguez; and a grandson, Ryan Andrew Rodriguez.

Surviving children include Rosa Linda Jimmerson, Mary Ann Ortiz, Willie Rodriguez Jr., Benito Rodriguez and Darlene Pritchett.  She has 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Teresa lived in Hereford, TX for 58 years.

She was a member of Iglesia de Cristo in Hereford.  She was a faithful Christian who enjoyed reading her Bible and singing praises to the Lord.  She enjoyed having her children around for family gatherings.  Holidays were special, as she would make tamales, empanadas, menudo, bunuelos and Mexican cookies for family and friends.

Services will be at 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the funeral home.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

 

William A. “Bill” McCabe – February 16, 2018

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

William A. (Bill) McCabe, 88, of Amarillo and former longtime resident of Dumas died peacefully Friday morning, February 16, 2018, surrounded by family while in hospice care in Amarillo, TX.

Celebration of Life service will be at 2:00 PM , Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox Ave., Dumas, TX with Marlon Ham officiating. A visitation will begin at 1:00 pm and will conclude immediately prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Born July 1st, 1929 in Amarillo to parents H.V. and Lula (Byrd) McCabe, Bill spent most of his formative years on the family farm near Dawn, Texas. He graduated from high school in Canyon, TX and attended West Texas State University.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years Claire Ellen (Brady, McCandless) McCabe, and brother James E. McCabe of Hereford, Tx.

Survivors include his sister Ann Carthel of Friona, TX, daughter Carla McCabe and her husband Bob Brancatelli of Dallas, TX, son Kent McCabe and his wife Lesa of Seabeck, WA, son Keith McCabe of Dumas, TX, step-son Curtis McCandless of Shattuck, OK, step-son Danny McCandless and his wife Cheryl of Fayetteville, NC, numerous beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Bill, a retired pipeline welder, embraced life to its fullest. His many interests included shooting sports, woodworking, and a lifelong love of music, which included singing, and playing trumpet and harmonica. He was an active member of the Christian Church for many years.

Kenneth Gene High Jr. – February 18, 2018

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Kenneth Gene High, Jr., (Ken) age 56 of Amarillo died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on February 18, 2018. While fighting a hard battle with cancer, one of the things he would always say is that his goal is to finally be able to proclaim “they gave me two years and I am now a 20 year survivor. I want to punch Satan in the face and tell him you cannot defeat Jesus Christ.” While he may not have accomplished this goal entirely he did win the war and is now home with the Lord and pain free. Born August 12, 1961, in Amarillo, Texas, to Kenneth High, Sr. and Barbara High. He graduated from Tascosa High in 1979 where he made fond memories with many friends that he held close to his heart. On June 12, 1982, he married the love of his life, Cindy Elaine Gustin.

Ken made sure to live his life to the fullest, even up to his last day. He constantly wanted everyone to remember that life is a party and to have fun. It was never a dull moment  with Ken, he knew how to turn any regular boring day into an adventure.  He was well known for his quick wit, ornery but loving personality, and family oriented life style. He focused a lot of his time on his family and made sure to let them know how much they were loved. Ken was also a dedicated member to the church, God of Wonders Fellowship, where he helped run the audio and sound for  the music ministry during services and events. To everyone who was able to join him in his festival of life, thank you. He will be greatly missed, but the stories and memories created with him will live on. You could describe Ken as an astonishing cook, a self-taught handy man, avid fisher, enthusiastic cigar connoisseur, and a firm believer in Christ. The grandkids loved their PawPaw and enjoyed all the time they were able to spend with him making memories to cherish. He was his wife’s best friend, a loving father, PawPaw and friend. As the end of his life approached, the reflections among his family and friends were consistent. Most stories about him were variations of, “A generous heart,” “Life of the party,” “He is a good man,” and “He was the real deal,”. Everyone you approach has kind and funny thoughts to tell you about their encounters and time spent with him. Ken would always make sure to mention to his kids, if something were to happen to him to throw a party and not a funeral. So please help us celebrate his life and throw him a “party”.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Cindy (Gustin) High, children Christine Graf & husband Kevin , son Travis High & wife Andrea , grandchildren Cristian Graf, Archer High, Ryan Graf, Gavin Graf, Logan Graf & soon to come Baby High. His parents Ken & Barbara High. His brother Kyle High & wife Celeste. His in-laws Les & Lois Currey and many aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews. He was also survived by his best friend known as his brother from another muther Tim Payne & wife Natalie & daughter Liv. Ken was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Sanders, and brother in laws Chris and L.V. Currey.

Services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, February 22, 2018 at God of Wonders Fellowship in Amarillo with Pastor Randy Srader officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, Ken would have liked donations to go to the 24 Hours in the Canyon Cancer Survivorship Center.

Billy Joe Passmore, Sr. – February 17, 2018

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Billy Joe Passmore, Sr., 81, died Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Trinity Fellowship Chapel with Kyle Wilkinson officiating.

Billy was born on December 29, 1936 to Celia and Thomas Passmore.  He had been a heating and air warehouse manager prior to his retirement.  He was a veteran in the United States Marines.

He was preceded in death by a son, Billy, Jr.

He is survived by three sons, Tommy Passmore and Ricky Passmore, of Amarillo and Michael Wallace of Dallas; three daughters, Anissa Irving, Shirley Passmore, and Bambi Antrikin, all of Amarillo; a very special friend that lead him to Christ, Jared Moreland of Amarillo; three sisters, Carolyn and Barbara of Amarillo and Nancy of Oklahoma; two brothers, Dewey of California and Marvin of Amarillo; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

John William Pristash Jr. – February 14, 2018

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

John William Pristash, Jr., 83, of Canyon, died Wednesday, February 14, 2018. 

Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church with Wendi Gordon and Steve Brauner officiating.  Burial will be at a later date in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with Paul Krupicka officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Pristash was born August 24, 1934, in Cornucopia, WI, and was raised in Rock Island, IL.  He graduated from Rock Island Senior High School in 1952 and enlisted in the United States Air Force serving his country for 10 years. He was stationed overseas for five years in Hawaii, Johnston Island, Japan, and Korea.  He lived in Amarillo and Canyon for over 40 years.

He graduated in 1975 from West Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.  He was a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Panhandle Chapter, TSCPA.  He owned and managed John W. Pristash, C.P.A., until he closed his office in 2005.  After leaving solo practice, he continued working for Brown, Graham, and Company, PC, until 2014.

Mr. Pristash married Anna Mae Becker on November 20, 1960, in Geneseo, IL.  She preceded him in death on November 19, 2000, and he will join her in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Amarillo Community Center and Amarillo Council of Camp Fire.  He was a Meals on Wheels driver, a HOSTS mentor at Margaret Wills and San Jacinto Elementary Schools and Palo Duro High School, and a reader at Opportunity School for many years beginning with the program’s inception.

Mr. Pristash was a member of the West Amarillo Kiwanis Club for seven years until it disbanded and served in various offices including President.  He then became a member of the Kiwanis Club of Amarillo-South for 19 years and served on the Board of Directors for many years and was Treasurer for three years.  Upon his retirement from active employment, he moved his membership Palo Duro Kiwanis of Canyon, TX.

He was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church for over 40 years and served several times on the Church Council.  He was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association and the Texas State Rifle Association.  He was also a member of The Buffalo Sports Association and the Fast Break Fans at West Texas A&M University.  He was a avid fan of West Texas A&M women’s basketball and rarely missed a home game.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Phyllis Allison and Pauline Pristash.

He is survived by a son, Timothy Pristash of Waco; a daughter, Elizabeth Pristash of Waco; two sisters, Alveda Spencer of Phoenix, AZ, and Natalie Jehu of Midlothian, IL; a brother-in-law and spouse, Melvin and Lila Becker of Henry County, IL; a sister-in-law and spouse, Illene and Burnell Howlett of Prophetstown, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Meals on Wheels of Amarillo, 219 W Seventh, Amarillo, TX 79101; Opportunity School, 1100 S. Harrison, Amarillo, TX 79101; or Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 3500 S. Bowie, Amarillo, TX 79109.

Cheryl Diane Coleman – February 16, 2018

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Cheryl Diane Coleman, 67, of Amarillo died Friday, February 16, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 am, Monday, February 19, 2018, at Community of Christ Church, 19th & Manhattan.

Cheryl was born March 20, 1950, in Hartley, Texas to Bobby and Jackie Green.  She owned and operated a housecleaning service.

She was preceded in death by her brother Robert in 2007, and stepson Aaron Maddox.

Survivors include her husband, Neal Coleman of Amarillo, her sons, Chad Larson of Odessa, Cory Larson and wife Tabitha of Amarillo and Richard Maddox & wife Jennifer of Amarillo, her daughters, Theresa Maddox of Amarillo and Serenna Maddox of Houston, seven grandchildren, Kelsey, Koby, Iva, Chaiston, Bayleigh, Tiffany and Nicole, and several great-great grandchildren.

Marjorie Grant Barrett – February 14, 2018

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Marjorie Grant Barrett, 84, of Amarillo, Texas passed away peacefully on February 14, 2018.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Llano Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel,  Charles Jones, senior pastor at Journey Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Boulevard.

Marjorie was born April 14, 1933 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Marie & Earl Grant. Marjorie and her parents moved from Prairie Grove, Arkansas to Amarillo, Texas when she was 2 years old.  She loved her childhood and often reminisced about the joy that filled her home and her life as a child.  She was homecoming queen and a 1950 graduate of Amarillo High School. She married Ronald Johnson in 1950.   Together, they had three wonderful children, Johnny, Connie and Jim.  Marjorie took pride in being a mother, homemaker and an employee.

Her career was spent as a secretary for several different organizations.  Marjorie and her second husband, Dudley Barrett, owned Diamond B Equipment.  Marjorie’s greatest legacy was her unwavering love of the Lord.  She encouraged her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to always be themselves because they were made perfect in the eyes of the Lord.

Marjorie is survived by her sons; Johnny Johnson and wife Alice of Amarillo, Jim Johnson of Amarillo; a grandson Jeremy Bradford and wife Danielle of Canyon; a granddaughter, Breezy Adams and husband Matt of Amarillo; a grandson, Blair Johnson and wife Melanie of Amarillo; a granddaughter, Berkley Chapman and husband Justin of Canyon; a grandson Tanner Clark and wife Krissy of Canyon; twelve great-grandchildren; and sisters, Janet Grant of Amarillo and Sherry Brown and husband Bobby of Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marie and Earl Grant; husbands, Ronald Johnson and Dudley Barrett; daughter, Connie Clark; brother, Tom Grant; sister, Sandra Skinner.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association – Amarillo/Canyon at 10900-B Stonelake Blvd, Suite 320, Austin, TX  78759 or the charity of their choice.

Jeffrey Todd Allwein – February 12, 2018

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Jeffrey Todd Allwein, 52. of Amarillo died Monday, February 12, 2018

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Washington Avenue Christian Church.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jeffrey was born June 2, 1965, in Amarillo to Harry and Linda Allwein.  He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1983, Alumni of Maverick Boys Club, and attended Henderson State University on a Swim Scholarship.  He worked at several optical centers, The Discovery Center, was a newspaper pressman with Amarillo Globe News, and presently worked at the print shop at Affiliated Foods.

Survivors include his mother, Linda Borden of Amarillo, his daughter, Jenna Allwein of Amarillo, two brothers, Monte Allwein of Lampasas, and Steven Allwein of Amarillo, two nephews, Austin Allwein of Amarillo and August Allwein, of Lampasas; and a niece, Michelle Allwein, of Lampasas.

Donald Orin Watkins – February 14, 2018

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Donald Orin Watkins, 91, of Amarillo died Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Golden Plains Church of Christ with Paul Camp officiating.  Burial will be at the family ranch near Kim, Colorado.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Donald was born July 30, 1926, in Amarillo to E.E. and Lucille Watkins.  He graduated from Amarillo High School and attended University of Texas.  Donald was a Navy veteran.

He lived in Amarillo for almost 40 years. Donald was a devout member of Golden Plains Church of Christ.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frankie Dora Donaldson Watkins in August of 1975.

In 1981, Donald married Harriet Mount Ware in Amarillo.

Survivors include his wife, Harriet Watkins, of the home; two sons, Everett Watkins and wife Janet, of Amarillo and Bob Watkins and wife Tina, of Kim, Colorado; three stepsons, Arthur H. Ware and Neal Ware, both of Amarillo, and Charles T. Ware, of California; two stepdaughters, Cathleen Ware and Christine Ware, both of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Wade, Tate, Chuck and Amber; four great-grandchildren, Whitney, Tavin, Trotter and Frankie; two great-great-granddaughters, Dezi and Skyelar; and a host of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Golden Plains Church of Christ, 4700 I-40 Frontage Rd, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Carey Jeanne Hoyle Glover – February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Carey Jeanne Hoyle Glover, of Amarillo, was healed and set free into the arms of her Heavenly Father. She passed from this life on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the age of 90 years, 4 months and 26 days.

Carey was born on September 19, 1927, in Decatur, Texas to the late Embry Lua Hoyle and Agnes Amarintha McClung Hoyle. She grew up and lived through the Great Depression which brought many hardships but she still enjoyed many things that she learned from her mother. Carey learned to play the piano, learned to dance tap, jazz and ballet.  As a teenager, she moved with her family to Bovina where she became a twirler in her high school band.

Carey met her one-day husband, Jimmy Ray Glover on a blind date that was arranged by mutual friends. An awkward first date, Carey clung to the car’s door handle the entire time. In short order, Carey, 15, began to like Jimmy, 17, and they fell truly in love.  World War II was on and Jimmy entered the U.S. Navy where he fought in the Pacific Theatre.  Upon release from service Carey married Jimmy on March 12, 1946 in Clovis, New Mexico.  During their post-war college days, they lived in Clovis, Portales and Plainview.  Carey and Jim made their home in Amarillo in 1950 where Jim was hired as a firefighter in 1951 for the City of Amarillo. Carey was a full-time wife and mother.  She and Jim also operated a licensed daycare facility in their home for 23 years.  Many children of Amarillo in the 60’s and 70’s were taught, sang songs around the piano, made crafts, played, took naps and received an abundance of loving care from Carey and Jim. The Glovers were also devoted to children’s ministry at their church as well as singing in their church choir. She was a Southern Baptist.

During these years, Carey and Jim raised four sons.  They saw all four of these young men serve in the U. S. military and then saw all four of their sons married and with families of their own.  Carey and Jim were wonderful and doting grandparents to the children of these four sons. Sadly, Carey and Jim stood together time and again and also saw three of their sons, Michael William Glover, Jack Ronald Glover and Gene Ray Glover precede them in death. Then, on September 21, 2016, the love of Carey’s life for over 70 years, her Jim, also made that journey.

A great family reunion is now underway in Heaven.

Carey is survived by her youngest son, Jeffrey Craig Glover and his wife, Rebecca, of Albuquerque, NM; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held Friday, February 16, 2018, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

The funeral will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Rev. Bob Miller officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Home of the Open Heart, 6818 Plum Creek Dr., Amarillo, Texas 79124.

The Glover Family wishes to thank Dr. Thomas Sames and his staff, Open Heart Hospice, and Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home and their staff for over 10 years of care to Carey and Jimmy.