Patricia May Gay – March 16, 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

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

Dorset Sanford – March 16, 2017

Sanford ObitDorset Sanford, 83, of Santa Fe, NM, passed away in Amarillo, TX on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 20, 2017, in Llano Cemetery with Dr. Murray Gossett, associate pastor, First Presbyterian Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dorset was born June 21, 1933, in Amarillo, to H. Elliott and Margaret Sanford.  He was a rancher in Wagon Mound, N.M.  He was a man who was an early riser, his best mood was before noon. Dorset was knowledgeable, loved reading and was a good storyteller.  He always looked sharp, conducted himself with class, never owned a computer, loved life and had countless friends who considered him to be one of a kind.  He loved horseracing, the oceans and mountains, long drives, travel and women.  He was an avid follower of politics and was very proud to have been the alternate delegate for Barry Goldwater during his presidential run.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Susan Sanford Mount; and a son, Selwyn McQuin “Mack” Sanford.

Survivors include his children, Debbie A. Slaughter, of Frisco, Kathryn Sanford Potts, of Amarillo, and Albert Yates Sanford of Santa Fe, a stepson, Rusty Tomlinson, of Amarillo; a stepdaughter, Terri Tomlinson Barker, of Amarillo; and grandchildren, Dawn Thomas Inman, Angela Harris, Morgan Sanford Marshall; and Snow Sanford Judelson; and 10 great-grandchildren.

William Henry “W.H.” Brown – March 14, 2017

Brown Obit PicWilliam Henry “W.H.” Brown, 67, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 17, 2017, in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

W.H. was born April 27, 1949, in Amarillo to Albert and Jimmie Brown.  He graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1968.

He had worked at ASARCO, G.E. Electrical, had owned Lonestar Stripping and Refinishing, and at Baptist Community Services.

W.H. married Mary Jo Callan in September of 1995.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Mary Jo Brown, of Amarillo; two sons, Shane Brown and wife Davina of Fritch and Jason Brown and wife Sherae of Amarillo; a stepson, Kevin Callan and wife Cari of Lone Grove, Okla.; a brother, Gary Brown and wife Jeri of Amarillo; six grandchildren, Sierra Scott and husband John, Hannah Brown, Clessie Oldham, Carson Callan, Stella Brown and Julia Brown; and an expected great-grandson, William David Scott.

The family suggests memorials be to Snack Pak 4 Kids.

Neilyn Griggs Maloney – March 2, 2017

Maloney Obit PicNeilyn Griggs Maloney passed peacefully from this life on March 2, 2017.  There will be a graveside service at the Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, TX at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Neilyn was born November 22, 1929 to Christine Russell Griggs and Howard Griggs, in Amarillo, Texas.  Her grandparents were Cyrus and Goldie Russell and Neil S. and Sara Melissa Clay Griggs, of Amarillo.  A serious, dedicated student, Neilyn attended school in Amarillo and then followed in her aunts’ footsteps by entering Ward Belmont School in Nashville, TN at the age of 16.  She graduated from Ward Belmont with an Associate’s degree in 1951 and went on to earn her BAS in English and Chemistry from the University of Texas in 1953, her MA in English and Chemistry from UT in 1955 and Law Degree from UT in 1968.

During her university years, Neilyn maintained a wide social network through her work as a counselor at the Scottish Rite Dormitory, her participation in the Pi Beta Phi sorority and the Kappa Beta Pi Legal sorority, and her relationships with colleagues and friends in the Sciences.  Her employment included work with the Clayton Foundation, UT Science Department under Dr. Roger John Williams and Dr. Lorene Rogers, doing scientific research from 1956-1962; legal work for the law firm of Stayton, Maloney, Hearne and Babb; and service as a senior attorney for the State of Texas Health Department Legal Division from 1970 until her retirement in 1990.

Neilyn gave generously of her time and keen intellect, volunteering with many charitable associations, including legal work for the foundation supporting KLRN’s “Capital Eye” show,  serving on the Juvenile Board of Travis County Citizen’s Advisory Board,  legal and humanitarian work for the Capital Kidney Foundation and the Austin Dialysis Group; historical research leading to the Prairie View Cemetery (Briggs, Texas) historical designation; and financial support of the Amarillo Children’s Home.  Her expertise in science (which included publication of “Filtration and Reabsorption of Protein by the Kidney” in The Journal of Experimental Medicine) and in law (including membership in the College of the State Bar of Texas from 1999-2004), as well as her curiosity and desire to learn new things, benefited many.

She is predeceased by her parents and her brother, Russell Howard Griggs.  Passionate about horses, dogs, cats, reading, history, science, law, music and sailing, Neilyn will be greatly missed by her friends, including former husband, Judge Frank Maloney and Jimmie Johnson who oversaw her medical and financial needs after her Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis.

Special thanks to the staff of Arden Courts, Home of Southern Hospitality, and Kindred Hospice of Austin for their compassionate care.  Memorial donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo or to another organization that makes the world a better place.

Richard Dennis “Dick” Miller – March 10, 2017

Richard Dennis “Dick” Miller, 81, of Amarillo, Died Friday, March 10, 2017.

Services will be at 11:00 am, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Claud Tugwell, Minister officiating. Burial will Miller Obit Picfollow at Memory Gardens.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Richard Dennis (Dick) Miller was born on September 27, 1935 in Hutchison Kansas.  He was the older of two children born to Joseph Perry and Lillie Faye (Rice) Miller.  Dick lived in Levelland, Texas during the oil boom and there he graduated high school and married his classmate, Glenda E. (Homer) Miller on February 17, 1956.  Dick attended Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.  Dick and Glenda moved to Amarillo in 1958 where he started his career working as a Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineer for the Helium Operations of the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Mines.  Dick retired from the Helium Operations in 1991 as Chief of Section after serving for 33 years.  Dick’s residency in Amarillo spanned nearly sixty years.

Dick was treated for prostate cancer for 27 years.  Wanting to help educate and support other men with his condition, he helped to found the Amarillo Prostate Cancer Support Group.  He enjoyed coaching Kids Incorporated football for many years and was an avid fisherman and golfer.  During his retirement, he enjoyed his annual family fishing trip to Canada, numerous cruises to the Caribbean, South America, the Pacific Northwest/Alaska and Europe.

Survivors include three children, Mike D. Miller and Pam of Weatherford, Texas; Tim G. Miller and Kyla of Almaty, Kazakhstan; David P. Miller and Meg of Lubbock, Texas.  Eight Miller grandchildren are:  Jacob Lee, Benjamin Dean, James Bradley, Briley Kate, Kutter Michael, Taylor Elise, Alex Ann, and Matthew Perry.  Nine great grandchildren are:  Kinsler Amelia, Holland Evangeline, Ruby Kate, Lucas Henry, Katelyn DeAnn, Lucy Annabelle, Theo A.B., Ezra James and Sage Catherine.

 

 

 

Gary Lynn Green – March 9, 2017

Life is a balance. Sometimes you hold on and sometimes you let go.  Today we had to let go of Gary Lynn Green but his memories will live Green Obit Picon forever. Gary, age 70, died March 9, 2017 in Austin, Texas.  Gary was a life long Democrat and union member of the Boilermakers Local 531 in Amarillo and Pipefitters Local 286 in Austin.

If you knew Gary, you knew that he loved life, his family and his friends. He faced his illness with cancer with courage and grace. He did not want to say cancer was a battle. He handled it with strength, tenacity, and love of life.

Gary was preceded in death by his sons Phillip James Green and Gary Lynn Green Jr. No children were loved more than these sons along with his son Larry Green.

Gary is forever loved by his wife of 46 years, Dorcas Ann Green. He is survived by his wife and his son, Larry Donovan Green, his brother Don Green, his sister Cindy Whitfield of Amarillo and daughters-in-law Michelle Teats and Wendy Green.  His grandchildren Gary Green III, Landry Green, and Codi Green loved him dearly. His sisters-in-law Jan King, Elaine Lacy, and Lana Green loved him like a brother. Gary loved all his nieces and nephews Denise Cross, Brandy King, Megan Keihl, Shamarah Cagle, Lacey Neff, John Whitfield, Brent Green, Christopher Green, and Kimberly Green and enjoyed being their Uncle Gary. Randall Lemke and Joey Teats will always hold their Gary in highest regard and love.

A memorial to celebrate Gary’s life will be held in Amarillo on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd. at 3:00 p.m. A service will also be in Austin at a later date.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Our family is so grateful to Texas Oncology, Dr. Jason Melear, Dr. Srivani Thatikonda and Nurse Kristen Bruggermann for his excellent care. He always knew that they were doing the best they could for him.

Memorials in Gary’s name may be made to the Christi Center, whose support helped Dorcas & Gary with the loss of their son 13 years ago. The address is 2306 Hancock Drive Austin, Texas 78756.

 

 

Terry Duane Mosley – March 10, 2017

Terry Duane Mosley, 72, of Amarillo, went home to be with his Savior Friday, March 10, 2017.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2017, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 555 E. Hastings, with the Rev. Chance Perkins officiating. A graveside service will follow immediately at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Mosley Obit PicParamount Blvd., Amarillo, TX.

Terry was born January 27, 1945, in Lockney, TX, to Howard and Dorothy Mosley. He proudly served in the Navy from 1966 to 1970. Terry prided himself on being a traditional cowboy and was a pen rider for several feed yards. After a 25-year career, Terry retired from Pantex in 2011 where he was highly respected. Terry was a Jesus follower as well as a member and servant at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Terry married Gail Turner on February 14, 2004. He was a man of high integrity, morality, and a faithful prayer warrior. Above all, he loved and adored his family.

Survivors include his wife, Gail; a son, Matthew Eytcheson and wife Cami, of Arlington; four daughters, Heather Neeley and fiancé Warren Perkins of Amarillo; Michele Wolff of Austin; Melissa Mosley of Cave Junction, Oregon; Stephanie Ward and husband Cody, of Amarillo; a brother, Mick Mosley and wife Lynda of San Diego, CA, and nine grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Snack Pak 4 Kids or Second Chance House.

 

 

LaVerne Payne – March 9, 2017

Payne Obit Pic 1LaVerne Payne, 87, of Amarillo, died Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2017 in Bell Avenue Church of Christ with Dean Whaley, minister, officiating.  Burial will follow 3:30 p.m. at West Park Cemetery in Hereford.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

LaVerne was born October 5, 1929, in O’Brien, Texas to Joseph Alexander Rader and Zora Thomas Rader.  She was a homemaker and had lived in Hereford from 1954 until moving to Amarillo in 2012.  She was a member of the Bell Avenue Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Marvin Payne; and a brother, Eugene Clifton Rader.

She is survived by a son, Larry Payne of Dumas; a daughter, Darla Payne of Amarillo; her sister, Ruth Davis of Idalou; two grandchildren, Matthew Payne and wife Haley of Roanoak, Texas and Annalise Swinford and husband David of Sunray; four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to your favorite charity.

Wual “Gene” Davis – March 8, 2017

Davis Obit PicWual “Gene” Davis, 85, of Dumas, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 13, 2017, in First Street Church with Chauncey Spencer officiating.  Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery.  Military rites are provided by American Legion Post 224.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Gene was born May 16, 1931, in Pottsboro to Jim and Annie Davis.  He graduated from Dalhart High School and served in the Marines during the Korean War.

Gene was employed with the Dumas Police Department for more than 34 years and retired as the chief of police.  He was a private pilot and loved to fly and go cross-country on his motorcycle.  He was a member of First Street Church of Christ.

Gene married Marie Batts on Feb. 26, 1955, in Fort Worth.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Davis in 1976.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marie Davis, of Dumas; a son, David Davis, of Rochester; a daughter, Lisa Owens and husband Larry, of Amarillo; 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 2-3:00 pm, Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 500 N. Maddox Ave.