Obituaries for Amarillo

Jameson Scott Haggard – September 19, 2017

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Jameson Scott Haggard, 28, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Claud Tugwell officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jameson was born April 23, 1989, in Amarillo to Randall and Lorraine Haggard.  He graduated from Amarillo High School in 2007, where he played in the Symphonic Band and played varsity tennis for three years.

He earned his degree in audio engineering from Belmont University in Nashville and a minor in Music Business.  He then worked for Miktek Audio in Nashville.  Jameson loved the outdoors and loved to go fishing.  He was very talented at playing the piano and guitar.

Survivors include his parents, Randall and Lorraine Haggard, of Amarillo; a sister, Lori Asbury and husband Andy, of St. Louis, Missouri; and his grandparents, J.M. and Helen Haggard, of Lubbock.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Amarillo Area Tennis Association, the Jameson Scott Haggard Memorial Scholarship, in care of Amarillo National Bank.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the funeral home.

John Hetrick – September 20, 2017

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

John Hetrick, age 95, has gone to be face-to-face with the Lord.  Right now he is enjoying seeing his family and friends that preceded him to Heaven.

He served our country as a sergeant under General Patton during WW II, marching across Europe.  He became a Christian late in life, but served lately as a strong witness and testimony for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, a marriage of 67 years, and by his son, Jimmy Hetrick.

He is survived by his son, John Hetrick, Jr. and wife Jolene, of Colleyville, Texas.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jenene Schaffer and husband, Jeff, of Arlington, Texas, Jason Hetrick and wife, Mary Ann, of Borger, Texas, Andrea Acosta, of Amarillo, Troy Hetrick, of Amarillo, Jimmy Ray Hetrick, of Amarillo, Marisa Walker Hetrick, of Amarillo; and his daughter-in-law, June Hetrick, of Amarillo; two nephews, Alan and Dan Hetrick.  He had 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

His grandson, Jason is a police officer in Borger, Texas and 2 of his great-grandchildren, Andrew and Colton are Marine and Army Specialists, proudly serving in the military service for our country.

He will be greatly missed by all.  He was also an avid supporter of the Dallas Cowboys.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Llano Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lillie Jewel “Teddie” Stovall Taylor – September 16, 2017

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Lillie Jewel “Teddie” Stovall Taylor of Amarillo died Saturday, September 16, 2017. She was 107.

 A memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 21, at the Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Chapel at 2800 Paramount Blvd., with the Rev. Kevin Deckard of Polk Street United Methodist Church officiating. The family plans a private interment. Arrangements are with Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

 Teddie was born near Hubbard, Texas, on June 26, 1910, a birthday she shares with her great-great niece Megan, 80 years Teddie’s junior.

 She was one of nine children born to George Henry Stovall and Ruth Caroline Beevers Stovall — a line of five boys first, then four girls. She is the last of the nine to pass.

 Teddie married JD Taylor on November 22, 1935, at San Jacinto Methodist Church in Amarillo. He preceded her in death on June 6, 1995.

 She later married Eldon Plunk on July 26, 1997. The marriage lasted nearly 11 years, until his death in 2008.

 Teddie is survived by the next generation of Stovall nieces and nephews: Velma Stovall Killion of Gaithersburg, Maryland; Carlene Stovall Petree of Clovis, N.M.; Jaton McGaughy of Amarillo; Judith Askew of Amarillo; Carolyn Courtney of Plainview; Nancy Thompson of Winters; Linda Willmon of Amarillo; John Ross of Plainview; Susan Dunavant of Floydada.

 She also is survived by 32 great nieces and nephews, nearly 50 great-great nieces and nephews and almost 20 great-great-great nieces and nephews.

 The family would like to thank the staff and nurses of Hospice Care of the Southwest and the staff and nurses of Brookdale Sleepy Hollow, where Teddie lived the last four and a half years.

 The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Committee on Relief,; Heal the City, 609 S. Carolina, Amarillo, TX, 79106; or High Plains Food Bank, 815 Ross Street, Amarillo, TX, 79102.


Peyton Perseus Burns – September 16, 2017

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Peyton Perseus Burns, 17, of Amarillo died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

Services will be at 10 am, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Trent Sisemore officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

He was a junior at Caprock High School and was always on the A-B Honor Roll.  His passion for life superseded his disability.  He loved to interact with the people at Tascosa Drive-In.

In 2015, he was preceded in death by his brother, Noah Aeneas Burns.

Survivors include his parents, Rhett and Amber Burns, of Amarillo; and his grandparents, Jean Burns, and Paula Freeman and husband Larry, all of Amarillo.

Shirley Beth Satterfield – September 17, 2017

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Shirley Beth Satterfield was born on November 1, 1935 to Alan Garrett Bridges and Charlotte Elizabeth Ragan Bridges in Beaver, Oklahoma.   Shirley moved to Plains, Kansas with her parents and younger brother, Alan Gerald Bridges where her father was the manager of Ideal Food Store for several years.  Shirley attended grade school and junior high in Plains from 1940 to 1950 when her father became manager for Furr’s Grocery Store in Dodge City, Kansas, briefly spent time in school there before moving to Pampa, Texas and spent 6 months there attending last year of junior high.  Her father then obtained employment with Mid-Central Fish Co. in Amarillo, Texas and spent her last year of high school as a senior at Amarillo High School (A.H.S.) graduating in 1953.  The fall of 1953, she entered nursing school at NWTH and Amarillo College graduating with an associate degree in Nursing and a three Year Diploma degree from NWTH.  During her career as a registered nurse, she worked in several other states including Tennessee, Michigan, Oklahoma and back to NWTH.  She worked as a staff nurse, head nurse, Director of Medical-Surgical Nursing, O.R. Scrub Nurse, Labor and Delivery Nurse, Pediatric Nurse, Quality Improvement Nurse and she spent 37 years at NWTH.  The last 8 years before retirement in 2001, as a Public Health Nurse in Amarillo, Texas.

In 1959, she met Ronald A. Satterfield, of the USAF, who was from Fairmont, West Virginia and they married in May 1961 in Clayton, New Mexico.  To this union was born Gary A. Satterfield, Brenda K. Abbott, and Glenda D. Nielsen.  They resided in Michigan and Amarillo, Texas.

Shirley passed from this life to be with her Lord on September 17, 2017.

She is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, James Alan Bridges and Maud Garrett Bridges of Oklahoma, maternal grandparents, James Severe Ragan and Olive Valle Hair Ragan of Oklahoma; parents, Alan Garrett Bridges and Charlotte Elizabeth Ragan Bridges, a brother, Alan Gerald Bridges, a granddaughter, Leslie Ann Abbott, a step-son, Bret L. Satterfield, and multiple other relatives.

Shirley is survived by her three children, Gary A. Satterfield and wife Jana of Amarillo; Brenda K. Abbott and husband James L. Abbott of Canyon, and Glenda D. Nielsen of Amarillo.  Her grandchildren, Jessica N. Satterfield of Katy, Texas, Jason C. Satterfield of Houston, Texas, Ashley E. Abbott of Texas, and Jamie M. Abbott of Canyon, Texas, Garrett Alan Satterfield and Janie Beth Satterfield, of Amarillo, Texas, and Olivia Katherine Hill of Amarillo, Texas; a great-grandchild, Gage of Katy, Texas; and multiple nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Shirley was active in the A.H.S. Above 40 Year Alumni Association and 1953 Graduate Class, American Texas Nursing Association, NWTH School of Nursing Alumni Association, and the Plains, Kansas School Alumni Association.  She spent numerous hours of continuing education meetings over the years to maintain her Texas Nursing Licensure.

Upon retirement, she thoroughly enjoyed her children and grandchildren with outings or day trips to Mt. Capulin, New Mexico, Palo Duro Canyon for horseback riding, and picnics in city parks, plus holiday and family gatherings.

Shirley always would try to have the family get-togethers for others for celebrations of birthdays, holidays, and Sunday dinners because she felt it was the best way to keep all the family together as a strong unit.  This was passed on to her by her parents and grandparents as a most important way to keep a family loving and helpful to one another.  May her children and grandchildren carry on this tradition.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. G. A. Roach officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, it is the family’s  wish to donate to a favorite charity.  Her favorite charities were Habitat, Red Cross, Faith City Mission, Salvation Army, Paralyzed Veterans Association, U.S.O. and Christmas Packages to all U.S. Armed Forces Overseas and support of military families at home, Adopt A Platoon.

Reggie Ray McCoy – September 16, 2017

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Reggie Ray McCoy, 45, of Amarillo, died Saturday, September 16, 2017.

He was born on May 30, 1972 to Ray McCoy and Betty McCoy  in Borger Tx, whom preceded him in death.

Reggie has gone to be with his beloved mother.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Lacy and children Nathan, Jayden, Brittany and Shawnee and 5 grandchildren.  He also leaves behind his sisters Bonnie Barnett of Amarillo, Terrye Grant and her husband Mark of Amarillo, and Laurie Westbrook of Lubbock.  He also leaves behind many friends.


Madelaine “Maddie” McKae Jennings – September 13, 2017

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Madelaine McKae Jennings, fashionista, entertainer, accomplished extrovert, and lover of life entered this world on April 9, 1996 and lived a life filled with adventure until her battle ended on September 13, 2017.

Maddie graduated from Amarillo High School in 2013, a year early, because she was so driven and excited to begin her college career.  Maddie played volleyball and golf at Amarillo High School and was active in Young Life.  She spent high school summers as a counselor at Hidden Falls Ranch and loved lifeguarding, cooking for everyone, sharing her faith, and taking care of her little campers.  She enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, and all the camp activities, but her favorites were the riskiest – zip lines and rock climbing.

Madelaine started college at Texas Tech in 2013 as a civil engineering major.  She represented strong, smart women well as one of the few women in the engineering department.  She was proud of her strengths in math and science and was dedicated to finishing her degree.  Even when she was sick and battling, she wanted to finish her classes and enroll in more.  She emailed professors and finished assignments while getting chemotherapy.  What a fighter she was!

Although Maddie’s life was short, she filled it to the brim with experiences, people, and fun.  At Texas Tech, she pledged Pi Beta Phi and her Lubbock friend group grew with each date night social, fraternity party, and tailgate.  Once you met Maddie, you never forgot her.  She had a way of making you feel like you were the most important person in a room full of 100 people.  Maddie’s talents were endless: she knew the word to every song that came on the radio, she won rap-offs, she remembered every friend she ever made even from elementary school, she combined bizarre colors and trends and made it look fabulous and effortless, she could entertain a room of people, she was absolutely the life of every party.

Until the end, Maddie fought hard, laughed with friends, and made plans for all the great things she would accomplish.  She will be missed by many.

Madelaine is survived by her parents George Jennings and Libby Ellington, and Ronda Jennings, all of Amarillo; sister and brother-in-law Meagan and Matt Dolezal, of Amarillo; her grandfather Ron Gibson, of Spearman; stepsisters, Abby, Bethy, Audrey and Rayne Ellington; aunt, Connie Davenport; and cousins, Trae and Tarryn Dixon.

Services will be at 1pm, Saturday, September 16 at Amarillo South, 6901 S Bell St.


Gary W. Jackson – September 12, 2017

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Gary W. Jackson, 71, of Amarillo, TX passed away on September 12, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be at Llano East Cemetery with military honors.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Gary was born in Borger, TX on April 5, 1946 to Johnny Aaron Jackson and Virginia Hanna Jackson.  He was raised at Sneed Camp, TX and moved to Liberal, KS in the eighth grade.  Gary graduated from Liberal High School in May of 1964.

On December 22, 1965 he was drafted into the United States Army, and received his basic training in Fort Lewis, WA.  Shortly after his induction, he was sent to Vietnam where he joined C Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, where he served as a Sergeant.  Gary was hospitalized for about three months in Japan as a result of being wounded on January 8, 1967 in Vietnam, suffering second and third degree burns on his face and hands when the personnel carrier in which he was riding ran over a land mine.  He was also stationed in Korea with a missile command.  His tour of duty ended on Oct 9, 1967.  As a result of the injuries he received in Vietnam on January 8, 1967, he was awarded the Purple Heart.

After an Honorable Discharge, Gary returned to his job at National Helium in Liberal, KS.  On June 7, 1975 Gary married Linda Cay Hill in Liberal, KS.  During their time in Liberal, Gary worked as a ticket counter agent for Frontier Airlines, which lead to relocations to Shreveport, LA, Omaha, NE, and Midland, TX.  He then worked for United Express Airlines in Midland, TX and transferred to Amarillo, TX.  Gary worked for the United States Department of Interior in Amarillo until retirement, as well as retiring from the State of Texas for his work at the Texas Department of Corrections.

Gary is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda; two sons Chad Alan Jackson and wife Cassie of Gilbert, AZ, and Tye Derek Jackson and wife Courtney of Amarillo; one brother Stacey Jackson of Springfield, MO; a nephew Shane Jackson of Weatherford, OK; 5 grandchildren Zane Jackson and Britney White, Shelby Jackson, and Presley Jackson, all of Gilbert, AZ, Gavin Jackson and Cora Jackson of Amarillo, and one great grandchild  Mason White of Gilbert, AZ.

Family suggests donations to the Texas Panhandle War Memorial, 4101 S. Georgia St., Amarillo, TX  79110.

Neil Junior Lucero – September 12, 2017

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

On 09/12/17 at the age of 74 Neil Lucero passed away.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Trinity Fellowship Church, North Campus, 503 E. Willow Creek Dr. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Neil was born April 2, 1943, in Amarillo to Neal and Adella Lucero. He married Cecilia Guerrero on Aug. 3, 1963, in Amarillo.

Neil was a compassionate husband and loving father. For thirty years he owned and operated a successful carpet installation business. He worked tirelessly, sacrificing much to provide for his family. Neil enjoyed table tennis and fishing and having a cold one on a hot day. Neil was a member of Trinity Fellowship and he was dedicated to God and his family. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Psalms 91:14-16 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.”

“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.”

“With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecilia; a son, Daniel Lucero, in 1996; and a brother, Ted Lucero.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Lucero and Jaime Lucero and wife Penny, all of Amarillo; three daughters, Laneva Dison and husband Billy, of Carrollton, TX and Rebecca and Christa Lucero, both of Austin; four brothers, Robert Lucero and wife Virginia and Jimmy Lucero, all of Amarillo, and Albert Lucero and wife Gloria and Mark Lucero, all of Albuquerque, NM; three sisters, Margaret Angel and husband Nick and Maryann Thomason and husband Gerald, all of Albuquerque, and Gloria Rivera and husband Rueben, of Amarillo; and four grandchildren, Carey Cross, Allyson Whitlow, Mackenzie Cross and Eryn Lucero.





Evelyn Marie Crump Turner – September 9, 2017

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Evelyn Marie Crump Turner, 91, passed away in Amarillo, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the funeral home.  Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in First Christian Church in Woodson, Texas with Matt Bomhoff officiating.  Burial will be in Woodson Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Marie was born on May 9, 1926 to James Oliver Crump and Susan Janet Parrott Crump in Woodson, Texas.  She graduated from Woodson High School, attended North Texas Teachers College and nursing school.

Marie loved being a homemaker, sewing and her most favorite job later selling ladies clothing at the Hat and Gown in Breckenridge, Texas.

She was preceded in death by husbands, James Simeon Timmons and Charles Kent Turner;  son-in-law, David Bergmann; and grandson, John Bergmann.

Survivors include her daughters, Janette Caviness and husband Terry of Amarillo and Peggy Bergmann of Park City, Utah; two grandsons, Trevor Caviness and wife Sarah and Regan Caviness and wife Kelly; a granddaughter, Katherine Bergmann; six great-grandchildren, Sam, Charlotte, Emily, Harper and Asher Caviness and Brooklyn Marie Hughes.

The past 11 years since moving from her home in Breckenridge, Texas, she has lived at Craig Methodist Retirement Community and Bivins Pointe previously known as Childers Place.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pink Ladies c/o Stephens Memorial Hospital, 200 Geneva Ave., Breckenridge, TX 76424; Woodson Cemetery Association, PO Box 152, Woodson, TX, 76491; or to a charity of your choice.

A special thank you to Marie’s most kind, loving and selfless caregivers, Dianna Lowry, Jeannie Sylvester and Donna Vejcik.