Obituaries for Amarillo

Gwendolyn Zang – April 22, 2017

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Gwendolyn Zang, 84, of Amarillo died Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Services will be held in Geraldine, Montana at a later date.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Gwendolyn was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Geraldine, Montana.  A woman of strength, unending kindness and humor.  Her love was immeasurable. She never met a stranger, as they were soon fast friends.  It was her unending love and giving nature that made so many love her in return.  Her family from children to distant cousins filled her heart with love and joy.

Gwen is survived by her children, Stephanie and Raimund Schultz, Jason and Yvette Zang and Justin and Lisa Zang; her grandchildren, Brian and Robyn Osman, Ashley Zang and Jared Zang; her great-grandchildren, Emily Kate Osman and Avery York.  She will be missed by all as she joins her loving husband, Richard Zang.

Joe Hershey – April 22, 2017

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Joe Hershey, 83, of Amarillo died April 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be Monday, 6-7 pm at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be at the San Jacinto Church of Christ, Amarillo, at 10:00am Tuesday, April 25, 2017 with  Dale Dennis and Glen Walton, ministers of the church, and son, Tom, conducting the service.  Burial will be at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, in the Darrouzett Cemetery.

Joe was born May 29, 1933 on a farm west of Hereford to Horace and Juanita Turner Hershey.  He married Sue Scarth, the love of his life, April 24, 1955 in Hereford and they were married almost 62 years.

He served the Lord that he loved so dearly by being an elder in the church at both Texline and San Jacinto for over 25 years.

In 1949, when he was a senior in high school, he was elected as the first president of the Future Farmers of America in Hereford High School.  He served as president of the Chapter Conducting Team which won first place in state competition that year.

Joe graduated from Texas A&M, class of 1954, with Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science.  He used his positive leadership personality to be very successful in his work both for the Lord and in jobs and business during his lifetime.  He was Lipscomb County Ag Extension Agent for six years and general manager of the Darrouzett Co-op elevator and service station another six years.  He enjoyed farming with the help of his wife, Sue, and their children at Texline for over twenty years.  He enjoyed living in Amarillo his remaining years.

He leaves behind his wife, Sue, three children, Doug of Amarillo, Lenita and Earl Unruh of Blossom, Texas and Tom and Letha of Monte Vista, Colorado.  Grandchildren include Isaac and Sara Unruh, Chris and Heather Unruh and Trey and Kelli Unruh all of Blossom, Texas, Andy Hershey of Lubbock and Katie and Nick Renteria of Claude.  His eight great-grandchildren are Grace, Paul, Caleb, Cooper, Hallie and Luke Unruh and Cecilia and Kelsey Renteria.  Other survivors are his brothers Sam Hershey of Yantis, Texas and Homer Hershey of The Woodlands, Texas, brothers-in-law Dale, Bob and Jack Scarth, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Horace and Juanita Turner Hershey.

The family suggest memorials be sent to the San Jacinto Church of Christ, 823 Mississippi, Amarillo, TX, 79106 or your favorite charity.



Debby Spring – April 17, 2017

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

If you’ve ever heard a loud, cackling laugh that scared you at first then was so infectious, made you smile…you probably came in contact with Debby Spring. Debby was born in 1955, in Alaska, to David and Pat Spring and had three ornery brothers David, Larry and Brian. Debby may not have finished school at Caprock High School but she was one of the smartest women and turned into one of the most savvy and amazing business owners you could ever meet. Debby was always willing to follow her brother David into new business ventures. David started the Town Crier, which eventually turned into American Classifieds. David moved on and Debby continued to run and grow American Classifieds for over 29 years. She set an example for all of her employees and children with hard work, dedication and passion.

Debby had three children; daughters Cristi Spring and Deneen Webb and her son, Ryan Putman. Debby was known to her grandchildren as “Mammy” and Mammy will be greatly missed by Kaleb, Havyn, Ethan, Eli, Ashlyn, Ella and Charlotte. Luckily, she got to meet her newest great-grand babies Oliver and Willow before she passed. And it will be hard to go without the everyday phone calls for her daughter-in-law Stacie and sister-in-law Sandy, with daily dishing and inappropriate humor.

Debby Spring was strong, independent, kind, generous, courageous and had the most amazing laugh. She lit up the room and made each person she came in contact with feel special. Debby passed away in her home on Monday, April 17, 2017. We are relieved that her pain is gone and blessed and forever changed to have had her in our lives.

A private service was held for the family on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Memorials may be sent to American Classifieds 1612 S. Washington.




Humberto Morales – April 20, 2017

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Humberto Morales, 87, of Amarillo, died Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Rosary will be at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 24, 2017, in St. Hyacinth Catholic Church with Fr. James Schmitmeyer as celebrant.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Humberto was born Oct. 20, 1929, in Paint Rock, Texas, to Pablo and Senorita Morales.  He owned and operated a sheep shearing business for more than 20 years and traveled from Colorado to Montana. He also had a career with Deaf Smith County. He was a member of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delia, a son, Richard, a brother Amadeo Morales, and his sister, Dora Sepeda.

Survivors include two sons, Humberto Morales Jr. and wife Carol of Amarillo, John Paul Morales and wife Karen of Brighton, Colo.; a daughter, Tillie Nix of Amarillo; two brothers, Robert Morales of Menard and Mario Morales of San Angelo; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.


Daisy Garcia Flores – April 11, 2017

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Daisy Garcia Flores, 35, formerly of Amarillo, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Prayer services will be at 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2017 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Daisy was born May 22, 1981, in Amarillo to Joseluis Flores and Manuela Garcia.   She attended Forest Hill, Travis and Palo Duro schools while growing up.

She was preceded in death by a son, German Flores; and her mother, Manuela Garcia

Survivors include four children, Andy Campos and Genevieve, Vannesa and Genesis Terrazas, all of Amarillo; her father, Joseluis Flores, of Fort Hancock; three brothers, Joseluis Flores and Antonio Flores, both of Amarillo and Miguel Flores, of Fort Hancock; and a sister, Dalila Flores of Fort Hancock.

Mark Kelly Kendall – April 15, 2017

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Mark Kelly Kendall, 62, of Amarillo, died Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with VA Chaplain Rory Murphy officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mark was born May 31, 1954, in Lamesa to Norman and JoAnn Kendall.  Mark attended school in Brownfield.  After his senior year, he joined the Air Force.

Mark was dedicated to serving others as a peer support specialist at Amarillo VAMC and as a staff member at Men’s ARC.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his girlfriend, Christy Deaver; a daughter, Patricia Ann Speakman of Wilmington, Delaware; a sister, Norma Kay Courtney of Pelham, Alabama; a brother, Thomas Martin Kendall of Kentucky; his mother, JoAnn of Pelham; a special niece, “Baby Girl” Melissa Anne of Indiana; a grandson, David; and a niece, Amanda of Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Men’s ARC, 412 SE 16th, Amarillo, TX 79101.

Lewis Lindegren – April 11, 2017

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Lewis Lindegren, 75, of Amarillo died Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in St. Paul United Methodist Church.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lewis was born Jan. 8, 1942, in San Pedro, California to John Arthur and Elinor Lindegren.  He graduated from Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles and graduated from San Fernando Valley State College.  Lewis served honorably in the Air Force with a tour of duty in Vietnam.

He worked at Pantex as a graphic artist, and as safety officer at Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and Rocky Flats Plant in Denver. Following retirement in 2003, he moved to Amarillo.

Lewis served as a Civil Air Patrol Officer, a Scoutmaster and a soccer coach.  He loved the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Paul R. Moen; and a sister, Nancy Ostermaier.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lindegren, of the home; two sons, Jason Lindegren and wife Stephanie Lin and John Lindegren and wife Sarah; two sisters, Barb Pace and Elaine Leiker; his stepmother, Martha Lindegren; and 9 grandchildren, Christopher, Austin, Sean, Berkley, Jon, Joshua, Nathan, Robert and Samuel.


Candy Placencio Velasquez – April 13, 2017

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Candy Placencio Velasquez, 80, of Amarillo passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017.  In her final days she was surrounded by family and friends.

Rosary will said at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1100 Houston St.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Candy was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Dalhart, TX to Guadalupe Hernandez and Victoriano Placencio.  She was the youngest of 10 children.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jose O. Velasquez, Jr.; three daughters, Tony M. Velasquez of San Antonio, TX, Millie Velasquez of Amarillo and Patricia A. Reedy, of Albuquerque, N.M. and son-in-law, Mark Reedy, also of Albuquerque, N.M.; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; and 2 brothers.

Chris Northcutt – April 13, 2017

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Chris Northcutt, 45, of Amarillo, died Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday in Southwest Church of Christ. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Chris was born on January 16, 1972 to Hank and Francine Northcutt. He grew up in Dumas, TX where he graduated high school in 1987. He went on to graduate WTAMU in 1995. Chris was a skilled athlete in school. He went on to work in landscaping, construction and oil fields. He was a visual artist with a keen eye for design and blessed so many with his photography from all of the time he spent outdoors hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking and riding his motorcycle. He lived his life to the fullest and left a wealth of cherished memories behind with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hank.

Survivors include his mother, Francine Northcutt; his wife, Vonda Northcutt; a sister Melanie and husband Kevin; his niece, Maycie; and his nephew, Kade. He also leaves behind other special loving family members, Misty, Mandy and Steve.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.

Santos Angel “Joe” Vasquez – April 13, 2017

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Santos Angel “Joe” Vasquez, 69, of Amarillo, died Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Santos was born Nov. 1, 1947, to Manuel and Maria Vasquez in Pharr, and grew up in Robstown and moved to Amarillo in 1985.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Antonia Vasquez, of the home; five stepdaughters, Eva Mendoza, JoAnn Lopez, Nancy Flores and Betty Ann Zamora, all of Amarillo and Cynthia Flores, of Mesquite; three sons, Angel Vasquez, of Robstown, Steve Vasquez, of San Angelo and Michael Vasquez, of Amarillo; a brother, Felix Vasquez, of Robstown; three sisters, Manuela Hernandez, of Patterson, California and Martha Recio and Lupe Vasquez, both of Robstown; twenty-nine grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.