Obituaries for General

John William Pristash Jr. – February 14, 2018

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

John William Pristash, Jr., 83, of Canyon, died Wednesday, February 14, 2018. 

Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church with Wendi Gorden and Steve Brauner officiating.  Burial will be at a later date in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with Paul Krupicka officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Pristash was born August 24, 1934, in Cornucopia, WI, and was raised in Rock Island, IL.  He graduated from Rock Island Senior High School in 1952 and enlisted in the United States Air Force serving his country for 10 years. He was stationed overseas for five years in Hawaii, Johnston Island, Japan, and Korea.  He lived in Amarillo and Canyon for over 40 years.

He graduated in 1975 from West Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.  He was a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Panhandle Chapter, TSCPA.  He owned and managed John W. Pristash, C.P.A., until he closed his office in 2005.  After leaving solo practice, he continued working for Brown, Graham, and Company, PC, until 2014.

Mr. Pristash married Anna Mae Becker on November 20, 1960, in Geneseo, IL.  She preceded him in death on November 19, 2000, and he will join her in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Amarillo Community Center and Amarillo Council of Camp Fire.  He was a Meals on Wheels driver, a HOSTS mentor at Margaret Wills and San Jacinto Elementary Schools and Palo Duro High School, and a reader at Opportunity School for many years beginning with the program’s inception.

Mr. Pristash was a member of the West Amarillo Kiwanis Club for seven years until it disbanded and served in various offices including President.  He then became a member of the Kiwanis Club of Amarillo-South for 19 years and served on the Board of Directors for many years and was Treasurer for three years.  Upon his retirement from active employment, he moved his membership Palo Duro Kiwanis of Canyon, TX.

He was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church for over 40 years and served several times on the Church Council.  He was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association and the Texas State Rifle Association.  He was also a member of The Buffalo Sports Association and the Fast Break Fans at West Texas A&M University.  He was a avid fan of West Texas A&M women’s basketball and rarely missed a home game.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Phyllis Allison and Pauline Pristash.

He is survived by a son, Timothy Pristash of Waco; a daughter, Elizabeth Pristash of Waco; two sisters, Alveda Spencer of Phoenix, AZ, and Natalie Jehu of Midlothian, IL; a brother-in-law and spouse, Melvin and Lila Becker of Henry County, IL; a sister-in-law and spouse, Illene and Burnell Howlett of Prophetstown, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Meals on Wheels of Amarillo, 219 W Seventh, Amarillo, TX 79101; Opportunity School, 1100 S. Harrison, Amarillo, TX 79101; or Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 3500 S. Bowie, Amarillo, TX 79109.

Cheryl Diane Coleman – February 16, 2018

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Cheryl Diane Coleman, 67, of Amarillo died Friday, February 16, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 am, Monday, February 19, 2018, at Community of Christ Church, 19th & Manhattan.

Cheryl was born March 20, 1950, in Hartley, Texas to Bobby and Jackie Green.  She owned and operated a housecleaning service.

She was preceded in death by her brother Robert in 2007, and stepson Aaron Maddox.

Survivors include her husband, Neal Coleman of Amarillo, her sons, Chad Larson of Odessa, Cory Larson and wife Tabitha of Amarillo and Richard Maddox & wife Jennifer of Amarillo, her daughters, Theresa Maddox of Amarillo and Serenna Maddox of Houston, seven grandchildren, Kelsey, Koby, Iva, Chaiston, Bayleigh, Tiffany and Nicole, and several great-great grandchildren.

Marjorie Grant Barrett – February 14, 2018

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Marjorie Grant Barrett, 84, of Amarillo, Texas passed away peacefully on February 14, 2018.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Llano Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel,  Charles Jones, senior pastor at Journey Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Boulevard.

Marjorie was born April 14, 1933 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Marie & Earl Grant. Marjorie and her parents moved from Prairie Grove, Arkansas to Amarillo, Texas when she was 2 years old.  She loved her childhood and often reminisced about the joy that filled her home and her life as a child.  She was homecoming queen and a 1950 graduate of Amarillo High School. She married Ronald Johnson in 1950.   Together, they had three wonderful children, Johnny, Connie and Jim.  Marjorie took pride in being a mother, homemaker and an employee.

Her career was spent as a secretary for several different organizations.  Marjorie and her second husband, Dudley Barrett, owned Diamond B Equipment.  Marjorie’s greatest legacy was her unwavering love of the Lord.  She encouraged her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to always be themselves because they were made perfect in the eyes of the Lord.

Marjorie is survived by her sons; Johnny Johnson and wife Alice of Amarillo, Jim Johnson of Amarillo; a grandson Jeremy Bradford and wife Danielle of Canyon; a granddaughter, Breezy Adams and husband Matt of Amarillo; a grandson, Blair Johnson and wife Melanie of Amarillo; a granddaughter, Berkley Chapman and husband Justin of Canyon; a grandson Tanner Clark and wife Krissy of Canyon; twelve great-grandchildren; and sisters, Janet Grant of Amarillo and Sherry Brown and husband Bobby of Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marie and Earl Grant; husbands, Ronald Johnson and Dudley Barrett; daughter, Connie Clark; brother, Tom Grant; sister, Sandra Skinner.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association – Amarillo/Canyon at 10900-B Stonelake Blvd, Suite 320, Austin, TX  78759 or the charity of their choice.

Jeffrey Todd Allwein – February 12, 2018

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Jeffrey Todd Allwein, 52. of Amarillo died Monday, February 12, 2018

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Washington Avenue Christian Church.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jeffrey was born June 2, 1965, in Amarillo to Harry and Linda Allwein.  He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1983, Alumni of Maverick Boys Club, and attended Henderson State University on a Swim Scholarship.  He worked at several optical centers, The Discovery Center, was a newspaper pressman with Amarillo Globe News, and presently worked at the print shop at Affiliated Foods.

Survivors include his mother, Linda Borden of Amarillo, his daughter, Jenna Allwein of Amarillo, two brothers, Monte Allwein of Lampasas, and Steven Allwein of Amarillo, two nephews, Austin Allwein of Amarillo and August Allwein, of Lampasas; and a niece, Michelle Allwein, of Lampasas.

Donald Orin Watkins – February 14, 2018

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Donald Orin Watkins, 91, of Amarillo died Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Golden Plains Church of Christ with Paul Camp officiating.  Burial will be at the family ranch near Kim, Colorado.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Donald was born July 30, 1926, in Amarillo to E.E. and Lucille Watkins.  He graduated from Amarillo High School and attended University of Texas.  Donald was a Navy veteran.

He lived in Amarillo for almost 40 years. Donald was a devout member of Golden Plains Church of Christ.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frankie Dora Donaldson Watkins in August of 1975.

In 1981, Donald married Harriet Mount Ware in Amarillo.

Survivors include his wife, Harriet Watkins, of the home; two sons, Everett Watkins and wife Janet, of Amarillo and Bob Watkins and wife Tina, of Kim, Colorado; three stepsons, Arthur H. Ware and Neal Ware, both of Amarillo, and Charles T. Ware, of California; two stepdaughters, Cathleen Ware and Christine Ware, both of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Wade, Tate, Chuck and Amber; four great-grandchildren, Whitney, Tavin, Trotter and Frankie; two great-great-granddaughters, Dezi and Skyelar; and a host of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Golden Plains Church of Christ, 4700 I-40 Frontage Rd, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Carey Jeanne Hoyle Glover – February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Carey Jeanne Hoyle Glover, of Amarillo, was healed and set free into the arms of her Heavenly Father. She passed from this life on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the age of 90 years, 4 months and 26 days.

Carey was born on September 19, 1927, in Decatur, Texas to the late Embry Lua Hoyle and Agnes Amarintha McClung Hoyle. She grew up and lived through the Great Depression which brought many hardships but she still enjoyed many things that she learned from her mother. Carey learned to play the piano, learned to dance tap, jazz and ballet.  As a teenager, she moved with her family to Bovina where she became a twirler in her high school band.

Carey met her one-day husband, Jimmy Ray Glover on a blind date that was arranged by mutual friends. An awkward first date, Carey clung to the car’s door handle the entire time. In short order, Carey, 15, began to like Jimmy, 17, and they fell truly in love.  World War II was on and Jimmy entered the U.S. Navy where he fought in the Pacific Theatre.  Upon release from service Carey married Jimmy on March 12, 1946 in Clovis, New Mexico.  During their post-war college days, they lived in Clovis, Portales and Plainview.  Carey and Jim made their home in Amarillo in 1950 where Jim was hired as a firefighter in 1951 for the City of Amarillo. Carey was a full-time wife and mother.  She and Jim also operated a licensed daycare facility in their home for 23 years.  Many children of Amarillo in the 60’s and 70’s were taught, sang songs around the piano, made crafts, played, took naps and received an abundance of loving care from Carey and Jim. The Glovers were also devoted to children’s ministry at their church as well as singing in their church choir. She was a Southern Baptist.

During these years, Carey and Jim raised four sons.  They saw all four of these young men serve in the U. S. military and then saw all four of their sons married and with families of their own.  Carey and Jim were wonderful and doting grandparents to the children of these four sons. Sadly, Carey and Jim stood together time and again and also saw three of their sons, Michael William Glover, Jack Ronald Glover and Gene Ray Glover precede them in death. Then, on September 21, 2016, the love of Carey’s life for over 70 years, her Jim, also made that journey.

A great family reunion is now underway in Heaven.

Carey is survived by her youngest son, Jeffrey Craig Glover and his wife, Rebecca, of Albuquerque, NM; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held Friday, February 16, 2018, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

The funeral will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Rev. Bob Miller officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Home of the Open Heart, 6818 Plum Creek Dr., Amarillo, Texas 79124.

The Glover Family wishes to thank Dr. Thomas Sames and his staff, Open Heart Hospice, and Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home and their staff for over 10 years of care to Carey and Jimmy.

Catherine Owen Monning Winsett – February 7, 2018

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Catherine Winsett died Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Graveside services will be at 2 pm Saturday, February 17 at Llano Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Tom Johnson and Norman Stuppi officiating. Arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, Texas 79109.

Catherine was born, in Amarillo, on January 13, 1923 to Catherine Clifton Owen Monning and William Frederick Monning; the second of three daughters. A few days before her 9th birthday her father suddenly died, and her mother’s parents, Lulu Gill Owen and David William Owen moved into 1610 Tyler to help raise the three girls.

“Born and bred in Amarillo” in the truest and proudest sense, she talked fondly of growing up “walking everywhere”: to Tyler St Grammar School, Elizabeth Nixon Jr High and then to Amarillo High. She graduated in 1940 where she was selected the “Best All Around Girl”.

She attended Amarillo College and The University of Texas where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.

In 1946, she married Ewing Merrill Winsett and they lived briefly in Galveston before returning to Amarillo and giving birth to her son Owen.

She was active in many organizations, while maintaining a beautiful and delightful home where she welcomed so many as the “hostess with the mostest”.

She was active in her church, St Mark’s Anglican Church and before that, St Andrew’s Episcopal church.

Always a music lover and as she said “all of the arts”, she was Co-founder of the Amarillo Opera and served on its board as well as those of The Amarillo Art Center (now the Amarillo Museum of Art), The Lone Star Ballet, The Amarillo Symphony (and Chaired a Symphony Ball), The Texas Association of Symphony Orchestras, West Texas Friends of Fine Arts and Harrington House Board of Managers.

She has been active in numerous civic affairs having been Chairman of Amarillo Centennial Parkway, Residential Area Chairman Festival of Lights, Love and Laughter and the Junior League. She also served on the YWCO Board, The Chamber of Commerce Arts Committee,

The Children’s Theater, The Tuberculosis Society, and The Potter-Randall County Medical Auxiliary.

She was honored to be in The Sandie Hall of Fame and a distinguished Alumni of Amarillo College. She was awarded The Golden Nail Summit Award in 1985, The Beta Sigma Phi Woman of the Year in 1988, The Women’s Forum Distinguished Service Award (Governor of Texas Commission of Women) for Volunteerism in 1990, and chaired the Fiftieth Reunion of AHS Class of 1940.

She is preceded in death by her husband Ewing Merrill Winsett and her sister Elizabeth Jane Monning Loving. She is survived by her sister Mary Martha Monning Oles, her son Owen Ewing Winsett and his wife Mary Zelsman Winsett. Affectionately called “Honey”, she is survived by her grandchildren; Robert Ewing Winsett and his wife Nikki Grice Winsett, Anne Merrill Winsett, William Owen Winsett and his fiancé Kenyon Demler and Frank Thompson Winsett and his wife Kate Singleton Winsett. She is also survived by many devoted nieces and nephews and their families, each one with a special place in her heart: The Loving’s, Oles’, Vallee’s, McCulloch’s, and Schmidt’s.

The family suggests memorials to The Amarillo Opera, 2223 S Van Buren St, Amarillo, Texas, 79109.

D. Keith Workman – February 15, 2018

Monday, February 12th, 2018

D. Keith Workman, 63, of Amarillo died Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Services will be at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018,  in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. Jim Smith officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo.

Keith was born in Desha County, Arkansas to Bobbye Sue Haynie and Bobby Dean Workman.  Keith spent the first years of his life in Arkansas and moved to Lubbock and then Olton.  Keith wore #44 for the Olton Mustangs and made quite a name for himself on the field. He played football for Panhandle State University and finished his college career at WTSU.    He sang, acted, was a radio personality, salesman and excelled in all that he attempted.  He decided to show his wife the world one town at a time from Amarillo to Abilene to Joplin, MO to Lake Charles LA – he left his mark.  He never met a stranger and was friends with nearly everyone he met.  He coached baseball and served as a choir sponsor for the Love Singers at St. Stephen UMC.  He is a member of Phi Delta Theta and St. Stephen UMC.

He married the love of his life, Jelaine Beall on January 14, 1977, and together they raised two wonderful children, Stephanie Workman Harris (Justin) and Mitchell Clay Workman (Ember). His GRANDchildren, Chloe’, Aiden, Hannah Harris and Jaxon, Parker, and Whitley Workman will miss their Papa.

In recent years, Keith has had multiple health problems, but faced them head-on with courage and faith unparalleled.  He was a shining example of courage, inspiration and witness for Christ.   He loved his precious wife who was his rock and anchor.

Besides his wife, children and grandchildren, Keith is survived by his brother, Kevin Workman and wife Kristi and children Bobby Wayne and Kaci with their families, his mother-in-law, who he cherished, Jo Ann Beall of Mesa, AZ, his brother-in-law, Rex Beall and his family; his precious aunts, Billye Estes, Patti Harris and Trish Scott, multiple cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, Maryland 20852 or the Amarillo Botanical Gardens at 1400 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX  79106.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the funeral home.

Richard Persall – February 10, 2018

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Richard Persall, 85, met his lifelong Savior on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Trinity Baptist Church Amarillo with Pastor Nate Magloughlin officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Richard Wayne Persall was born May 5, 1932, in Sand Springs, OK to Chester and Dena Persall. After graduation from Amarillo High School in 1950, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While serving as petty officer first class in the Korean War, he met his future wife through letters. He and Wanda Wharton were married on Sept. 12, 1953, while he was on leave.

Richard worked as purchasing agent for State Chemical in Amarillo after returning home from the war. Later, he co-owned Jackson Supply Company with E.C. Jackson until retirement.

An active member of Trinity Baptist Church for more than 55 years, Richard was a respected Bible teacher for various classes for over five decades. After 60 years of marriage, his wife Wanda passed in October of 2013.

On September 21, 2014, Richard married Jane Johnson, a fellow member of Trinity, widow of Walt Johnson.

Survivors include his wife Jane Johnson Persall; a daughter, Karen Crager and husband Bruce of Houston; three sons, Mark and wife Kandy of Lubbock, Tim and wife Janelle of Austin and Greg of Katy; step-daughter Melody Witherspoon and husband Jeff of Amarillo; eight grandchildren; one step grandchild, 12 great-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials be to Trinity Baptist Church Amarillo mission fund, 1601 W. Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79109.

Laura Glidewell – February 9, 2018

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Laura Glidewell, of Amarillo, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018

Memorial services will be at 2:00 Pm, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd, with Craig Albracht officiating.

Born November 10, 1975, she attended school at Sanford-Fritch IDS. Later, she attended Frank Phillips and Amarillo College.

Laura loved her family and friends strongly and always content with the simple things in life.

She is survived by her parents, Jack and Betty Glidewell; daughter Jordan Glidewell; sister Christie Glidewell Knutson and husband Brad; niece Kirstlyn Griego; fiancé Jason Tuttle and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.