Obituaries for Amarillo

Craig Owen – March 21, 2017

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Craig Owen, 65, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Donnie Conger officiating.   Owen Obit Pic (2)Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Craig was born July 10, 1951, in Vernon to Stanley and Jean Owen.   He was a Texas sports fan, loved being outside and was an umpire for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Jean Owen; and his first wife, Rosemary Owen.

Survivors include a daughter, Christy Conger and husband Donnie; a son, Coby Owen and wife April; a brother, Jerry Owen and wife Cindi; six grandchildren; his wife, Debbie Owen; friend, Susan Clemann; and other family and friends.

 

Jose M. Ruiz – March 20, 2017

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Jose M. Ruiz, 88, of Amarillo, died Monday, March 20, 2017.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Ruiz Obit PicMarch 24, 2017 at St. Laurence Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jose was born May 2, 1928, in El Oro, Mexico to Simon and Maria Ruiz.  He was a machine operator at Gilvin Terrill Construction.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Survivors include five sons, Gustavo Ruiz and wife Olga, Reyes Ruiz and wife Roberta, Marco Ruiz and wife Cecelia and Roy Ruiz and wife Athena, all of Amarillo and Joe Albert Ruiz and wife DeAnn of Corpus Christi; three daughters, Rosemary Quijada of Trophy Club, Micaela Ruiz and husband Juan Bastida, Pelar Ruiz and husband Antonio Soloreo, all of Mexico; three sisters, Maria Mejia and Petra Moreno, both of La Venta, Mexico and Dimas Hurtado of El Oro, Mexico; a brother, Jose Ruiz and wife Carmen of Tulancingo, Mexico; and 30 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Jose Enrique Martinez – March 18, 2017

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Jose Enrique Martinez, 62, of Amarillo, died Saturday, March 18, 2017. Martinez Obit Photo

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Martinez was born on September 19, 1954 in Juarez, Mexico to Isabel and Antonio Martinez. He was a very hard worker and strong willed person.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all who loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Yolanda Valdez, of the home; and three children, Mario Martinez, Yadira Quintana and husband Jesus and Valeria Linares.

 

Zabery Aislinn Pesqueda – March 17, 2017

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Pesqueda Obit PicZabery Aislinn Pesqueda was born February 1, 2000, she was called home on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Zabery was a smiling, fun loving, beautiful young woman who loved all her family deeply.  She had aspiration of pursuing a career in pediatric medicine after high school.  Her presence filled every room with the warmth of her smile, the energy of her spirit, and the goofiness of her personality.  Zabery will be greatly missed by all those who loved her or simply had the pleasure of meeting her even if but once and for a brief moment.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Janie Moreno, and a sister, Kira Quintana.

Zabery is survived by her parents, Sam and Anita Pesqueda, brothers, Johnny, Nick, Julian and Zavien, her sisters, Rebecca, Laurena, Nadia, Nizyla, Samantha, Zaylynn, Zaylee and many other beloved family members including Yevett Moreno and grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was a cheerleader at Palo Duro High School, a member of Palo Duro Diamonds Dance Team, and loved to design floral arrangements.  She was a certified life guard with Amarillo City Parks and Recreation and was a member of the United Supermarket Family.

Services will be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Washington Avenue Christian Church, 3800 S. Washington.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Family asks that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Palo Duro High School Cheerleading, The Palo Duro High School Diamonds Dancers, Palo Duro High School Athletics, the City of Amarillo pools, or your favorite charity.  An account has been established at Amarillo National Bank to help the family with funeral expenses.

Kenneth Holmes – March 18, 2017

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Kenneth Holmes, 53, of Amarillo, died Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Comanche Trail Church of Christ with Sherman Eastland officiating. Holmes Obit Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Kenneth was born Aug. 23, 1963, in Amarillo to William and Lela Holmes.  He married Brenda Jennings on Dec. 15, 1981, in Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda;  two sons, Kenny Holmes and wife Rachel of Collinsville, IL and Chris Holmes of Amarillo; and two grandchildren, Brooklyn and Layla Holmes, both of Collinsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Maverick Elite Wrestling Club, 1923 S. Lincoln St, Amarillo, TX 79109.

 

Menoma “Minnie” Esther Clark – March 18, 2017

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Menoma “Minnie” Esther Clark, 89, of Plainview died Saturday, March 18, 2017. Clark Menoma Obit Photo

Services will be at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dale Moreland, of the Church at Quail Creek officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview, Texas.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Minnie was born November 22, 1927, in Floydada, Texas, to Esther and Harry Matthew Haynes. She graduated from Abilene High School and attended Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, where she met and married Erving Clark on August 15, 1946.  They made their home in Plainview where they raised their four children.  The last two years years of her life, Minnie was a resident of Craig Retirement Community in Amarillo, Texas.

After her children were all in school, she attended and graduated from nursing school and worked as a nurse specializing in Alzheimer’s care for the next 25 years.

She was well known for making her Christmas candy for friends and family.  Minnie was a long-time member of Parkview Baptist Church, and later, Seth Ward Baptist Church.

Minnie was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Erving Clark, two grandchildren, Andria Paige Clary and Randy Clark Keller, and a son-in-law, Leslie Caldwell Clary.

Survivors include four children, Carol Keller and husband Don, Vicki Clary, Don Clark and wife Yvonne, and Matthew Wayne Clark, nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Bobbie Short of Lubbock.

 

Marie Davis – March 18, 2017

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Marie Davis, 80, of Dumas, died Saturday, March 18, 2017.Davis, Marie Obit Photo (2)

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in First Street Church with Chauncey Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Marie was born on October 7, 1936 in Milliken, Colorado to Roger and Gladys Batts. She taught school for over 30 years for the Dumas School District. She then owned and operated Mee Maw Ree’s children’s clothing store for several years. She loved to play bridge, fish, and travel with her husband. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her greatest joy. She was a member of First Street Church of Christ.

Marie married Gene Davis on Feb. 26, 1955, in Fort Worth. He preceded her in death on March 8, 2017.

She was also preceded in death by a son, James Davis in 1976 and a sister, Cora Shaw.

Survivors include a son, David Davis, of Rochester; a daughter, Lisa Owens and husband Larry, of Amarillo; a brother, James Batts of Pueblo, Co; two sisters, Glenda Day of Ok. City, Ok. and Deloris “Lorse” Stout of Elmore City, Ok.; five grandchildren, Diane Edmondson, Stephen Aplin, Megan Jeter, Jacob Davis and Dalton Davis; and six great-grandchildren, Jacob Porter, Cheyenne Aplin, Logan Edmondson, Damien Jennings, Cristian Jeter and Mercedes Aplin.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 6 pm, Monday, March 20, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

Jimmy Ray McCartor – March 16, 2017

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Jimmy Ray McCartor, 74, of Amarillo, died Thursday, March 16, 2017. McCartor Obit Pic

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jimmy was born March 2, 1943 in Grandfield, Oklahoma to Maurice “Mac” and Melba McCartor.

Jimmy graduated Tascosa High School in 1961, and received a B.S. degree at W.T. in 1966 and did post graduate work at Texas Tech in 1967. He worked for Texas Dept. of Agriculture and later for Lawrence Systems and then Collateral Control, Inc.

He enjoyed watching car races, football, and taking family fishing in Colorado. He and wife, Ginger, enjoyed dealings in antiques and collecting history memorabilia and traveling through much of the United States.  He was a fine Christian man with a fun sense of humor and generous nature.  He has been surrounded by friends, a big extended family, and a beloved pet named Mona.

He was preceded in death by his father, “Mac” McCartor and a brother, Bob McCartor.

Survivors include his wife Ginger, married 51 years; his mother, Melba McCartor; daughters, Jill McLean and husband Brett and Jennifer McCartor; three grandsons; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law that he loved as his own siblings.

 

 

Patricia May Gay – March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Gay Obit PicPatricia May Gay, 65, of Amarillo died Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Patricia was born Nov. 1, 1951, in Amarillo to Kenneth and Freda Lax.  She graduated from Caprock High School.  Patricia worked 10 years each at Maywood and Levi Strauss.  She then became a homemaker.

Patricia married Tommy Gay on Jan. 1, 1998, in Amarillo.

Pat loved her family all her grandchildren.  She loved to quilt and garden, was an avid reader and a great cook.  She loved family gatherings, antiquing, and shopping.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Gay, of Amarillo; two daughters, Tiffany Winton Lowry and husband Chris and Cassandra McKaskle and husband Taylor, all of Amarillo; a son, Dedric Winton, of Amarillo; her mother and step-father, Freda Lawler and husband Bruce, of Amarillo; a sister, Virlene Price and husband John, of Amarillo; a brother, Kenneth Lax and wife Dionne, of Lubbock; and 7 grandchildren, Chance, Taylor, Makayla, Ethan, Tristen, Kate and Annie; and her dog, Larry.

Doris Virginia McCord Daniel – March 15, 2017

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Daniel Obit PicDoris Virginia McCord Daniel died Wednesday March 15, 2017.

She was born on a Sandy Land Farm at Silverton, TX February 21, 1938. She had a lifelong love of learning, always reading and wanting to learn more. Although not attending high school, she later graduated from West Texas State University with an education degree and taught 6th grade in AISD from 1965-1992 at Eastridge, and Lee Bivins Elementaries and Bonham Middle School. She loved the Lord, people, history (especially Robert E. Lee) missions and crafts.

She is survived by her loving husband Robert “Bob” Daniel of Amarillo, her daughters, Debra Campoamor of Claude, Shelly and Bruce Akerly of Coppell, TX and Son-in-law Jerry Crawford, step-sons Charles and Mari Daniel and Gary and LaDonna Daniel. Sister June & Jerry Billington grandchildren: Krissy Doiron, Dr. Catherine Crawford, Josiah Crawford, Sarah Grace Chastain, Grayson Akerly, Grantham Akerly, Joseph Campoamor, Brandon Daniel, Patrick Daniel, and Kalli Nuncio, Great grandchildren: Galen, Emma Grace, Mia, Brayton, Ashton, Ryan, Jacob and Cruz, and nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by daughter Cindy Burt Crawford, granddaughter Brandy Michelle Campoamor, siblings: Don McCord, Joy Mae Lumpkin, Dale McCord and Johnny Lee McCord.

Public viewing at Boxwell Brothers Friday 6-8 pm and memorial service Saturday at 11:00 am at Hillcrest Baptist Church 3901 Martin road, Ama, TX 79107