Obituaries for Claude

Leon G. James – November 9, 2017

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Leon G. James, 92, of Claude died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Claude Church of Christ with Jim Yates and Kent Watson officiating.  Burial will be in Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Claude, 200 Parks Ave.

Leon was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Groom to William and Lavonnia James.  He served in the Navy during World War II.

Leon married Ruby Berry on Nov. 28, 1946, in Claude.  He was a member of Claude Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Hughes; and a grandson, Brannon Meador.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby James, of the home; three daughters, Dolores Layman and husband Jerry of Neosho, Missouri, Vikki English of Claude and Jackie Knapp and husband Tony of Amarillo; a son, Larry James and wife Carol of Amarillo; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 2-5:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at the funeral home in Claude.


Rodney Lynn Trevathan – October 18, 2017

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Rodney Lynn Trevathan, beloved husband, dad, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 18th at the age of 73.

Rodney was born May 8, 1944 in Amarillo, Texas to Ada and William Trevathan. He was the fifth of eight children.

He served his country in the United States Army. He worked proudly for BNSF Railroad for 38 years as a conductor before retiring ten years ago.

He is preceded in death by his father, William Trevathan, his mother, Ada Trevathan, two brothers Wilford Trevathan and Dale Trevathan, as well as his three sisters Elizabeth Ely, Wanda Jerdin, and Sudie Caroll, and a daughter Dee Dee Wood.

Rodney is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dorothy Trevathan, his brothers Aubrey Trevathan and Larry Trevathan, his son Bill Trevathan and wife Teresa of McClean,  his daughter Charlene Davis and her husband Joshua, as well as his son Shawn Trevathan and wife Terri. Rodney leaves behind eight grandchildren, Micheal Wood of Los Lunas, New Mexico, Brittany And Cody Wood of Alamogordo, New Mexico, Tiffany Clark and her husband DJ of Claude, Texas, Contessa Trevathan of Claude, Texas, Dawson and Darby Davis, of Amarillo, Colton Trevathan, of Amarillo, as well as two great-grandchildren Nathan and Corbin Clark, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rodney will be remembered for his contagious laugh, quick wit, and never-ending humor, as well as his undeniable love and compassion for all children, especially his grand children. He had the biggest heart, his legacy will go on for years to come, and he will be loved and missed by all.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Llano Cemetery with Robert Brown, pastor of Middlepoint Community Fellowship, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Family will be accepting visitors at Boxwell Brothers Funeral home Friday from 6:00-7:30 pm 2800 Paramount Blvd.






Bettie Hudson – October 9, 2017

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Bettie Hudson, 87, died Monday, October 9, 2017.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday in Vega Church of Christ with Dean Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bettie was born April 25, 1930 in Rule, Texas to Ennis and Eva Davis. Bettie attended school in Rule, Dimmitt, Adrian and Vega.  Upon graduating from Vega High School, she attended Draughon’s Business College in Amarillo, Texas.  Bettie began working at the First State Bank of Vega in 1951 where she worked 45 years.  She married Donald G. Hudson on November 20, 1961 and they had two children.

Bettie loved the Vega community, her Church family and especially her co-workers at the bank. After becoming a widow, she enjoyed traveling and a very special fellowship with the “Golden Girls”.

The family appreciates the dedicated staff at the Craig Senior Living community, Bivins Nursing Home and Bivins Pointe for their care of her during the last ten years. Appreciation is also extended to Hospice of the Southwest.

Survivors include her daughter, Sheila Moore and husband Kyle of Amarillo; a grandson, Bennie Moore and Fiancé Kori Hays, of Tempe Arizona; a sister, Janis Rutherford and husband Paul of Claude; a nephew Brent Rutherford and wife Lea of Arlington; a niece Susan Bush of Canyon, a great-niece and four great nephews. Bettie is preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald G. Hudson, and son Milton Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 S. Western Street, Amarillo, Texas 79118.



Dorothy Jean Carr – August 15, 2017

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Dorothy Jean Carr, of Claude died, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, in Amarillo, Texas.


No services were held.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo.





Edna Adams – May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Edna Adams, 96, of Claude, died Friday, May 26, 2017.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Claude Cemetery in Claude with Rev. Kevin Deckard, associate pastor of Polk St. United Methodist Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Edna was born Sept. 18, 1920, in Claude to Prentice and Effie Adams.  She worked for Diamond Shamrock for many years.  Edna was a member of Claude United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two nieces, Cherry Marshall and Janet Palmer; three nephews, Jackie Adams, Maury Adams and Eric Swanson; and numerous cousins and extended family.

Rick Eli Warden – April 29, 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Rick Eli Warden, 30, formerly of Claude, died Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Frost.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017, in First Baptist Church in Claude with Lance Wood officiating.  Burial will be in Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Claude, 200 Parks.

Rick was born May 13, 1986, in Amarillo to Ricky and Irene Warden.  He graduated Claude High School and earned an associate’s degree from Texas State Technical College.

Rick married Carissa Daugherty on Jan. 26, 2017.  He was a member of Connect 4 Life.

He worked as an industrial electrician at James Hardie in Waxahachie.  He was referred to as “James Hardie’s best kept secret.”

Rick was a loving father, husband, brother and son.  He had the most beautiful smile that could light up a room.  He never met a person that left as a stranger.  Friends and family will always remember his jokes, laughter, and loving strong arms.

Survivors include his wife, Carissa Warden; a daughter, Abigail “Cracker” Warden; two step-daughters, Madelyn “Snickers” Sanford and Brylee “Munchkin” Sanford; a step-son, Grayson “Alfalfa” Sanford; his parents, Irene Eisenhaur and husband Dan and Rick Warden and wife Sherry; five sisters, Jennifer Kosiavelon, Amanda Bratten, Kimber Eisenhaur, Sara Honea and Rheanna Gurule; a brother, Matthew Gurule; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the Boxwell Brothers Claude Chapel.

David “Troy” Skarke – February 17, 2017

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

David “Troy” Skarke, 51, of Claude, died Friday February 17, 2017. Skarke Obit Photo

Rosary will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday in St. Francis Catholic Church. Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Scott Raef celebrating.  Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. in Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Troy was born on February 3, 1966 in Canyon, Texas.   Troy graduated from Canyon High School in 1984. On May 31st, 1986, Troy married the love of his life, Joyce Ann Brorman of Vega. The two moved to Claude, where they farmed and ranched. He had a deep passion for his crops and with each new season, he strived to make a better crop with each new year. His occupation of farming became his love and hobby. He served on many agricultural boards including, U.S. Grains Council, Texas Sorghum Producers, Robinson Grain board of directors, and Milo Insulation. He was also active in his local community where he served as the president of the Claude ISD board of trustees for many years as well as serving on the Claude Clinic Medical board. Troy loved the Lord and was an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church. But most of all, Tory was a devoted husband, father, son, poppy, and friend to so many.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Skarke and daughter Sidney Skarke.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce;  two daughters, Kendra and T.Jay Sherrill of Claude, and Tori and Carson Williams of Goldthwaite and one son, Seth Skarke of Canyon; three grandchildren, Harrison, Barrett and Finnley; his mother Shirley and Don Richardson of Amarillo; 3 sisters, Jackie and Charles Curl of Amarillo, Roxanne and Roger Schenk of Umbarger and Nicole and Danny Hicks of Umbarger; Two brothers, Shane Skarke of Bridgeport and Chris and Lana Skarke of Umbarger; parents in law, Tony and Dorothy Brorman of Vega; in laws, Steve and Regina Brorman of Dalhart, Diane and Bernie Wieck of Amarillo, Deborah and Eric Walterscheid of Amarillo, Jeff and Christy Brorman of Big Springs, David and Vicki Brorman of Vega, Roger and Mandi Brorman of Vega, Sandra and David Britten of Amarillo, and Keith and Toni Brorman of Vega; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to St. Francis Catholic Church, 5005 Kinkle Road, Amarillo, TX 79108.



Doug Cope – January 16, 2017

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Doug Cope, 77, of Claude, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.Cope Obit Pic

Services will be at 2:00 p.m, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel in Amarillo. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m., in Claude Cemetery, in Claude.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo.

Doug was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Washburn to Clyde and Marie Cope at the family home, south of Washburn.  At the age of six, the family moved to Claude where Doug started first grade and graduated with the class of 1957.

At an early age, Doug became involved with the family farm.  He was involved with farming and ranching all of his life in addition to other businesses.  Doug was most passionate about his used farm equipment business.  He would try to attend all local area farm auctions and those he could in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and other parts of Texas.  He enjoyed this adventure most of all and even became a licensed auctioneer.

In the late eighties, Doug was a friend to 4H and was voted man of the year in 1985.  For many years, he was a volunteer firefighter and was always willing to assist any way he could even in his later years.  Doug was a member of the Moose Lodge since 1976, and served as president of the Claude Lions Club, which was involved in many community projects.  He became a member of Claude Baptist Church in 1952.

Survivors include his wife Peggy Cope, of the home; a sister, Connie Blaut and husband Dale, of Amarillo; a niece, Cassie Cleavinger and husband Codi, of Nazareth; a nephew, Brandon Blaut and wife Emily, of Austin; five great-nephews; 2 great-nieces; and several cousins.

The family suggests memorials be to Claude Fire Department, Box 531, Claude, TX 79019; or a favorite charity.

The family will receive friends from 6:30pm-7:30pm, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the funeral home in Amarillo.

Laura Lee Adams – August 26, 2016

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Adams Obit PicLaura Lee Adams, 91, of Claude, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at Claude Cemetery with the Rev. Sean Smith, pastor of United Methodist Church, in Claude.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Laura Lee was born May 3, 1925, in Panhandle, to Charles and Mabel Russ.  She was a member of United Methodist Church in Claude where she sang in the choir.  Laura was a volunteer at the Armstrong County Museum.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Adams, in 1982; a grandson, Sam Adams; and a great-granddaughter, Lily Anna Woolery.

Survivors include a daughter, Cherry Marshall and husband Lanny, of Amarillo; two sons, Jackie Adams and wife Kitty, of Claude and Maury Adams and wife Amy, of Hereford; three sisters, Maurine Russ, of Panhandle, Ola Faye Hinsey of Silverton, Ore., and Mary Sue Triplett, of Claude; a brother, Charley Russ, of Panhandle; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Armstrong County Museum, The Armstrong County Museum, 120 N. Trice, Claude, Texas 79019; or to United Methodist Church, 400 Trice St, Claude, TX 79019.

Rex Aduddell – June 22, 2016

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Aduddel Obit PicRex Aduddell, 75, of Claude, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

A gathering of family and friends will be at the home at 100 N Cherry St in Claude, TX. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers of Claude and a memorial will be held at a later date.

Rex was born December 29, 1940 in Clarendon, TX to William Edward and Pearlie Aduddell. Rex attended schools in Clarendon and Claude, Tx. He married Jeannie on August 29, 1959 in Memphis, TX and they raised their children in Claude.

Among his many talents Rex worked as a carpenter and a millwright. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and he was very artistic which he demonstrated through his painting, jewelry making and other metal and wood arts.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jeannie, brothers Bill, Bob and Danny and sister Jerre Bretthauer. He was also preceded by a granddaughter, Candice Leigh Feland.

Survivors include his daughters Kelly Kelley of Claude and Sharla Matthews and husband Dean of Panhandle; sons Bret Aduddell and wife Kira of Fort Collins, CO and Tom Edd Aduddell of Amarillo; his brothers Tex Aduddell of Matheson, CO and Dee Adduddell of Claude; his sisters Nita Short of Colorado Springs, CO, June Tucker of Walsenburg, CO, Joyce Cagle of Strasburg, CO, Cinda Shuping of Hamlin, TX, Glenda Chenault of Canyon and Marie Shipley of Aurora, CO; seven surviving grandchildren; Jennifer, Kimber, Nathan, Trena, Jonathan, Janéy and December; his great-grandchildren, Dominick, Donovan, Marie, Macie, Anika, Shamara, Callie, Kyree, Trudy, Benjamin, Drake, Lillie Austin and Tilly.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Claude Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 189, Claude, TX 79019; or the Claude EMT Association at P.O. Box 289, Claude, TX 79019