Obituaries for Hereford

Jack Fincher Dodson – April 13, 2017

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Jack Fincher Dodson, 91, of Amarillo died on April 13, 2017. He personified Gen. Patton’s words, “Better to fight for something than to live for nothing.” He began as a farm boy, grew up as a WWII veteran and found his calling as a husband, father and entrepreneur.

Jack was born at the Dodson family farm in Ochiltree County on November 18, 1925, to the late Elbert Carter Dodson and Rhoda Elizabeth Fincher. He was the youngest of three, preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Waldean Ficke and Beryl Trew and three wives, Dora Martha Everhart, Ollie Andrews, and Betty Frye.

He graduated from Perryton High School in 1943 and immediately began service in the Army Air Corps. He flew an impressive 35 missions as a tail gunner on a B-17 in WWII. His bomb group forced key hits in the Battles of Campaigns—Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes. He earned numerous awards, among them were three Bronze Battle Stars, five Oak Leaf Clusters and a French Legion of Honor medal. After the war, he married Dora Everhart and together they had two children. In 1987, he married Ollie Andrews who passed away in 1999. In 2001 he married Betty Marie Frye and she passed away on April 19, 2016. He attended Texas Tech University, but before finishing his degree Jack began a residential construction business, The House That Jack Built, and continued in the construction industry in various ways for the next 50 years. To know Jack was to love him. He was happiest in his woodworking shop, tending his garden, playing bridge, solving jigsaw puzzles and loving his family. He was famous for his sayings – “Glad to be vertical and breathin’,” “Waitin’ on payday and quittin’ time,” “Measure twice and nail once,” and “Put a fork in me, I’m done.” Jack was an active member of Polk Street Methodist Church, a life member of the VFW and the NRA.

He is survived by two children, Debbie (Bill) Farnum of Austin, Texas, and Scott (Judy) Dodson of Dumas, Texas; four grandchildren, Kathryn (Scott) Whitaker of Austin, Texas, Daniel (Amanda) Farnum of Fairhope, Alabama, Sarah Dodson Sloan (Michael) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Anna Dodson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four step-children, Becky Reinart of Hereford, Texas, John (Shannon) Frye of Tulia, Texas, JoNell (Phil) Slack of Amarillo, Texas, and Dennis Andrews (Lindsey) of Liberty Hill, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and twelve step-greatgrandchildren.

The family will be gathered at 2223 S. Ong Street, Amarillo, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:30am, officiated by Dr. Burt Palmer, Polk Street United Methodist Church. Private family burial will be at Ochiltree County Cemetery on the same date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Charis Bible College, for the benefit of the Building Fund, 800 Gospel Truth Way, Woodland Park, Colorado 80863; Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas for the benefit of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 4900 Mueller Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78723; or to a charity of your choice.

 

 

Marjorie DeVerne “Dee” Weston – March 6, 2017

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Marjorie DeVerne “Dee” Weston, 86, of Hereford, died Monday, March 6, 2017. Weston Obit Pic

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, in Christ Community Fellowship Church in Vega with Darren Elliot officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega, 110 Main.

Dee was born Jan. 17, 1931, in Amarillo to Horace and Gertrude Bates. She attended Barn Church in Hereford, More Church in Amarillo, and was a member of Christ Community Fellowship Church in Vega.

She began her career as an operator at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, retiring after 37 years of service as a frame assistant.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Weston on Feb. 20, 2010.

Survivors include three daughters, Michelle Robinson and husband David of Hereford and Melodie Hodges and Lisa Kimbrell, both of Amarillo; a brother, Donovan Bates and wife Doris of Rockport; four grandchildren, Todd Allison, Thomas Kimbrell, Cammie Hodges and Kevin Hodges; three great-grandchildren, Brandy, Caitlyn and Olivia; and 1 great-great-grandchild, Lilianna.

The family suggests memorials be to Hereford SPCA; or Christ Community Fellowship Church, 607 Coke St, Vega, TX 79092.

The family will be at 3743 Yucca in Hereford.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

 

 

Anthony Louis Paschel – December 19, 2016

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

paschel-obit-picAnthony Louis Paschel, 86, of Hereford, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.

Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Vega.  Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Mieczyslaw Przepiora officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Anthony was born Nov. 7, 1930, in Lawrence, KS. to Fred and Margaret Paschel and moved to Hereford around 1942.  He married Katherine Brorman on August 8, 1951.  Anthony served in the Army in Korea in 1952.

He had farmed near Vega since 1942.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Vega.

Anthony loved his family, church, country and community.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Margaret Paschel; his stepmother, Clara Paschel; his sister, Gerry Fangman; and a grandson, Miles Paschel.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Paschel; his children,  Margaret and Albert Schoenenberger of Hereford, Barbara Black of Plano, Richard and Arlene Paschel of Chickasha, OK., Ralph and Grace Paschel of Hereford, Rita and Bryce Garrett of Dalhart, Janet and Darryl Flusche of Canyon and Louis and Brenda Paschel of Hereford; twenty grandchildren, Karl, Ryan, Brent, Sara, Karen, Denise, Nicholas, Jaclyn, Jonathan, Nathan, Daniel, Keela, DeAnn, Brandee, Wendy, Kyle, Tamara, Branden, Mikayla and Keaton; fifteen great-grandchildren, Tyler, Austin, Jace, Sage, Delilah, Cowan, Jacee, Monty, Lucas, Emily, Zoe, Riley, Garrett, Hannah and Sarah; a brother, Raymond Paschel of Knoxville, TN.; and a sister, Mary Acker of Corpus Christi.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Vega Cemetery Fund, EMT of Vega, or BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 5211 SW 9th, Suite, 100, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Daniel C. Diaz – July 29, 2016

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Diaz Obit PicDaniel C. Diaz, 63, of Hereford, died Friday, July 29, 2016.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Daniel was born Nov. 8, 1952, in Lorenzo to David and Antonia Diaz.  He graduated from Hereford High School.  Daniel was a brick mason.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Raquel Diaz.

Survivors include a son, James Daniel Diaz and wife Florence, of Amarillo; his mother, Antonia Diaz, of Hereford; a brother, Alex Diaz, of Amarillo; five sisters, Sylvia Jensen, of Shawnee, Okla., Iris Diaz, of Clayton, N.M., Alicia Coronado and Beatrice Karlin, both of Hereford and Carmen Martinez, of Del City, Okla.; two grandchildren, Raquel and James Diaz; and his companion, Gloria R. Mendoza.