Obituaries for General

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.

Fred Robason – September 20, 2017

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Fred Robason, 86, of Washburn, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, with funeral services following at 3 p.m., at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel in Amarillo with Chaplain Joseph Kutin officiating. Masonic rites are provided by Claude Masonic Lodge #719.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Fred was born Nov. 24, 1930, in Birome to John and Bennie Robason. He served in the Army and was a Korean War veteran.  Fred worked for U-Haul for 35 years and at Affiliated Foods for 12 years.

Fred was a member of VFW – Claude, American Legion – Claude, and Masonic Lodge – Claude.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Cleo Haveman, Ruth Horn and Bonnie Jean Ewers; and three brothers, John F. (Frank) Robason, Recil Robason and Cecil Robason.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Faullin Robason; a son, Ralph Hardie Robason (Connie); a daughter, Freida Robason; a special daughter, Linda Clewis Hale; two grandsons, Zachary Robason (Lisa) and Nathan Robason (Brooke); 4 great-grandchildren, Ashleigh Tucker, Tyler Robason, Lauren Robason and Ryan Robason; and two great-great-grandchildren, Asher Guillot and Eden Tucker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St, Dallas, TX 75219.

 

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.

Phyllis L. Smith – September 19, 2017

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Phyllis L. Smith, 91, of Sunray, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday September 22, 2017 at Lane Memorial Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Phyllis was born on Sept. 8, 1926.  She was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester V. Smith; a son, Dwayne W. Smith; and a great grandson.

She is survived by two sons, Lester G. Smith and wife Barbara and Larry Smith and wife Kathreen; two sisters, Ethel McGinty and Mellodean Mitchell; two brothers, Melvin Tyler and W.C. Tyler; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Mark Jeffrey Trull – September 17, 2017

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Mark’s journey began on March 22, 1954 in Visalia, CA when he was the new baby son born to Mary and George Trull.  He joined his older brother, Michael and shortly after they moved to Arizona.  After a few years, they returned to California and settled in Modesto.

As an adult, Mark worked as a barber with his buddies, John and Eddie, enjoying creating new hair styles, especially for crying two-year olds. While he was a barber, he met the love of his life, Diane. A month later, at a local pizza parlor, with Diane’s two little cousins, Jeff and John, as his wing men, he got on his knees and proposed. On May 24,1980, they had a beautiful garden wedding with family and friends. Then in 1983 they began their family with Katie and Tyler joined them three years later.

Mark loved sports and his passion was teaching children the game of baseball…to play well, to play hard, and to play fair.  Winning was important, but being a team and working together was the key to success. He was a coach for over 40 years and loved every moment.  Most recently he loved coaching his granddaughter, Hannah, in her varsity softball years and helping Sophia to learn and love the game.

Mark loved working and loved the relationship he had with his fellow employees and helping all of them in any way he could.  He felt helping others made a difference in his life and hopefully in theirs. He left a job in California at Foster Farms and went to Missouri to be part of a startup company called Premium Standard Farms.  In 1998, he received a promotion and was transferred to the Dalhart, TX operation, and has remained an integral part of the agricultural industry. Most recently he returned to JBS Pork and loved being “back on the farm” with all of his friends.

In 2003, Mark and Diane took on rescuing animals. Diane had come home with an idea from her fourth-grade students to save homeless animals, as they did not understand why they had to die. Mark’s response was that it was a great idea to teach kids about compassion and empathy and to save lives.  He stated, “how many homeless dogs could there be?” and quickly found out there was an endless amount.  In fourteen years, he was instrumental in saving over 14,000 animals.

In addition to saving animals, Mark found so many of the students involved impacted his life.  He loved helping them to grow, love animals, and learn responsibility. It was with the shelter that Kat and later her son Xander, entered his life and quickly became part of our family, and fourteen years later they are an irreplaceable addition.

Mark felt life was a challenge and you had to meet it each day.  He often said, “put on your boots, take one step and then another, and carry on.”  He loved all of his family and friends and they will greatly miss his love, wit and compassion for others.

On September 17, 2017, Mark left this world to join God’s team. Mark is survived by his wife, Diane, his children, Katie and her husband, Tucker Foster, Tyler and his fiancé, Tristian and Kat Scherer Berg. His grandchildren, Hannah, Sophia, Xander, Olivia, and Taylyn. His parents, Mary and John Feeley. His step brothers, John and his wife, Lori, Ron de Wolf and his wife, Vera. His brother in law, David Fuller and Kathy, and his in-laws, Jackie and Tim Abney, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to his many dear friends that weren’t just friends but instead cherished family.

Mark is preceded in death by his brother, Michael and his mother in law, Betty Fuller and his step brother, Donald Feeley.

In lieu of flowers, please make remembrances to DAWGSnTEXAS, PO Box 911, Dalhart, TX 79022, or The Mark Trull Employee Relief Fund in care of First State Bank in Dalhart, Texas.

Services will be held in Dalhart, Texas on Friday, September 22 at 3 in the afternoon. Services will be at Central United Methodist Church in Dalhart. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

 

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, www.umcor.org; 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.