Lewis Lindegren – April 11, 2017

Lewis Lindegren, 75, of Amarillo died Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in St. Paul United Methodist Church.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lewis was born Jan. 8, 1942, in San Pedro, California to John Arthur and Elinor Lindegren.  He graduated from Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles and graduated from San Fernando Valley State College.  Lewis served honorably in the Air Force with a tour of duty in Vietnam.

He worked at Pantex as a graphic artist, and as safety officer at Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and Rocky Flats Plant in Denver. Following retirement in 2003, he moved to Amarillo.

Lewis served as a Civil Air Patrol Officer, a Scoutmaster and a soccer coach.  He loved the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Paul R. Moen; and a sister, Nancy Ostermaier.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lindegren, of the home; two sons, Jason Lindegren and wife Stephanie Lin and John Lindegren and wife Sarah; two sisters, Barb Pace and Elaine Leiker; his stepmother, Martha Lindegren; and 9 grandchildren, Christopher, Austin, Sean, Berkley, Jon, Joshua, Nathan, Robert and Samuel.


Candy Placencio Velasquez – April 13, 2017

Candy Placencio Velasquez, 80, of Amarillo passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017.  In her final days she was surrounded by family and friends.

Rosary will said at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1100 Houston St.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Candy was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Dalhart, TX to Guadalupe Hernandez and Victoriano Placencio.  She was the youngest of 10 children.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jose O. Velasquez, Jr.; three daughters, Tony M. Velasquez of San Antonio, TX, Millie Velasquez of Amarillo and Patricia A. Reedy, of Albuquerque, N.M. and son-in-law, Mark Reedy, also of Albuquerque, N.M.; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; and 2 brothers.

Chris Northcutt – April 13, 2017

Chris Northcutt, 45, of Amarillo, died Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday in Southwest Church of Christ. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Chris was born on January 16, 1972 to Hank and Francine Northcutt. He grew up in Dumas, TX where he graduated high school in 1987. He went on to graduate WTAMU in 1995. Chris was a skilled athlete in school. He went on to work in landscaping, construction and oil fields. He was a visual artist with a keen eye for design and blessed so many with his photography from all of the time he spent outdoors hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking and riding his motorcycle. He lived his life to the fullest and left a wealth of cherished memories behind with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hank.

Survivors include his mother, Francine Northcutt; his wife, Vonda Northcutt; a sister Melanie and husband Kevin; his niece, Maycie; and his nephew, Kade. He also leaves behind other special loving family members, Misty, Mandy and Steve.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.

Santos Angel “Joe” Vasquez – April 13, 2017

Santos Angel “Joe” Vasquez, 69, of Amarillo, died Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Santos was born Nov. 1, 1947, to Manuel and Maria Vasquez in Pharr, and grew up in Robstown and moved to Amarillo in 1985.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Antonia Vasquez, of the home; five stepdaughters, Eva Mendoza, JoAnn Lopez, Nancy Flores and Betty Ann Zamora, all of Amarillo and Cynthia Flores, of Mesquite; three sons, Angel Vasquez, of Robstown, Steve Vasquez, of San Angelo and Michael Vasquez, of Amarillo; a brother, Felix Vasquez, of Robstown; three sisters, Manuela Hernandez, of Patterson, California and Martha Recio and Lupe Vasquez, both of Robstown; twenty-nine grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.

Darryl McClendon – April 13, 2017

Darryl McClendon, 49, of Dumas, died Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 19th at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Darryl was born on March 2, 1968 in Amarillo.  He graduated from Palo Duro High School and had worked as a supervisor at ConAgra Beef.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara McClendon; a brother, Christopher McClendon; and a daughter, JuJuan M. Robinson.

He is survived by his wife, Cephia McClendon of Dumas; a daughter, Lacresha Redic of Garden City, Ks.; a son, Jermier Robinson McClendon of Dumas; two sisters, Carla McClendon and Kristie McClendon Washington, both of Amarillo; a grandmother, Velma McClendon of Amarillo; three aunts, Gwendolyn Morris, Violean Riley, and Estella McClendon, all of Amarillo; two uncles, Jerrold McClendon of Augusta, Georgia and John Roy McClendon of Stockton, Ca.; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Jack Fincher Dodson – April 13, 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.



Lester Johnson – April 9, 2017

Lester Johnson, 71, of Amarillo died Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Johnson was born May 28, 1945, in Girard, Kansas to Merl and Velda Johnson.  He was a lifelong resident of Amarillo.

Survivors include a daughter, Tracey Marek, of Amarillo; a stepson, Martin P. McGee, of Missouri; two sisters, Mary Ramirez of Amarillo and Carleen Carr of Livingston; and 4 grandchildren.




Anita Vasquez – April 11, 2017

Anita Vasquez, 60, of Dumas, died Monday, April 11, 2017.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Father Gabriel Garcia officiating.  Burial will be at the Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Anita was born on April 12, 1956 in El Paso, Texas to Tomas & Manuela Vasquez.  She was a homemaker, lecturer, and minister at her church.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Tomas Vasquez and Cruz Rodriguez.

She is survived by three daughters, Veronica Lara and husband Jose of El Paso, Sandra Vasquez and husband Alberto of Juarez, Mexico, Cynthia Lozano and husband Margarito of Dumas; two sons, Ricardo Garcia and Antonio Garcia, both of Dumas; two sisters, Isela Cedillo of Littlefield and Maria De Jesus Giordano of Midland; a brother Andres Vasquez of Sunland Park, N.M.; and her twenty-one grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; seven nephews; and one niece.

James Marvin Hatley – April 7, 2017

James Marvin Hatley, 86, of Amarillo, died Friday, April 7, 2017.

Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday, April 14, 2017 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

James was born on April 17, 1930, in Paducah, Texas, to Effie and William Hatley.  He was a sales manager in the insurance industry.  He married Joyce on October 10, 1948 in Portales, New Mexico.  He was a member of Hillside South.

He was preceded by a son, James Ronald Hatley.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hatley; daughter, Sharon Renee Burgess and husband Eddie; daughter-in-law, Paula Hatley; three grandchildren, Mandy Hagee and husband Miles, of Yukon, Ok, Jason Burgess and wife Brittany and Cameron Hatley; and three  great-grandchildren, Hesston Hagee,  Emma Hagee and Bennett Burgess.

Shirley Simpson – April 8, 2017

Shirley Simpson, 81, of Amarillo, died on April 8, 2017.

Services will be at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Fred Huff Officiating. Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

She was born the third child of Lou and Wiley Fish on October 26, 1935 on the family farm in Balko, Oklahoma.  She grew up on the farm and graduated from Balko High School in 1953.  She was saved and baptized that same year and then attended Apostolic Faith Bible College in Baxter Springs, Kansas.  After attending Bible College, she traveled doing gospel work and singing gospel music throughout the United States.

While singing in a revival at Midway Country Church she met Kenneth Simpson who offered her a ride in his new car.  They were married nine months later on April 13, 1957.

They built the Hi-Way Cafe in Elmwood, Oklahoma in 1959.  They operated it before moving onto new adventures in Oklahoma City, Atlanta and Canyon.  The family moved their home to Amarillo in 1968.

Shirley became a REALTOR in 1971 and earned her living selling real estate the rest of her life.  She opened ViewPoint, REALTORS, in 1979.  The National Association of REALTORS awarded her the title of REALTOR Emeritus for over 45 years of continuous service.

Shirley was a great mother and grandmother but not of the June Cleaver variety.  She loved her family and friends and always had the best intentions.  She believed in giving someone a second chance.  She took great pride in her appearance and loved a clean house but had a truly unique style of cleaning.  She was stubborn as a mule and could be as mean as one too when you were the misbehaving child.  She had a great sense of humor, loved having fun and was always up for the next adventure.  Her last great adventure allowed Shirley and her children to spend 40 days together sharing and caring for each other.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bobby Fish and a sister, Juanita Mitchell.

She is survived by Kenneth and her three children; Brigetta Wilson and husband, Alan, of Woodward, OK, Kentra Pope and husband, Chris, and Vonn Simpson and wife, Kelly, all of Amarillo.  Her grandchildren Andria and Brandon Wages and Rachel and Brian Wilson of Woodward, OK, and Krisandra Pope, Kallison Pope and Kellan Pope of Amarillo.  Her great-grandchildren Ashton Wilson, Lynox Wages, and Ryker Wilson all of Woodward.  A sister, Twila Wilson, of Stinnett.  Five nieces and a nephew.

The family would like to express their thanks to two special friends, Melba Shadix and Edna Freeman, who were a constant source of care and support over the past few years.  They not only helped Shirley but helped care for her two canine sidekicks Taco and Sweet Pea.  The family would also like to express their gratitude to   the wonderful nursing staff of the TSICU at Sunrise Hospital Medical Center in Winchester, NV and BSA Hospice Care of the Southwest.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 P.M., Monday at the funeral home.