Jerry Dale McClenagan – February 2, 2018

Jerry Dale McClenagan, age 82, died February 2, 2018.

Memorial services will be on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in Christian Church of God, 801 Quail Creek Drive in Amarillo with Jeff Booth officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jerry was born March 23, 1935, in Guymon, Oklahoma, to Dale and Phyllis McClenagan. He grew up on a farm SE of there.  He graduated from Hardesty High School in 1953.  He attended Panhandle A&M of Goodwell, Oklahoma, and Apostolic Faith Bible College in Baxter Springs, Kansas.  He married Martha in 1955 and they pastored churches in Roswell, New Mexico, Hardesty, Oklahoma, and Liberal, Kansas.  Until his death he continued to minister through his writing, singing and various ways in the community and his church, the Christian Church of God.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Martha and their four children (Deryl and family of Eureka, California, Don and family of Smithers, B. C., Canada, LaFonda and family of Celina, Texas and Rick and family of Amarillo, Texas), twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Jerry touched many people with his friendliness and humor, and with his passion in writing and speaking.



Alma Lee Snook – January 31, 2018

Alma Lee Snook, 94, of Dumas, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Bible Baptist Church with Johnny Widener, pastor, and Dennis Guffey officiating.  Burial will be at the Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Alma was born on March 9, 1923 in Hollis, Ok. to Jesse and Etta Ann Stafford.  She was a homemaker and a member of Bible Baptist Church.

She married Luther Snook on June 20, 1951.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Snook; a son, Luke Snook; her parents; four brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by four daughters, Susan James and husband Dan of Abilene, Jerri Smith and husband Rick of Amarillo, Terri McCown and husband Keith of Dumas, LaJeania Levey of Denver; four grandchildren, Jason Eastridge, Jeff Cantrell, Lauren Levey, Nathan Levey; four great grandchildren, Logan, Sidney, Gabriel, Arriana; and one great-great grandchild, Evangeline.


Glynell Hoggatt Schroeder McCoy – January 31, 2018

Glynell Hoggatt Schroeder McCoy, 75, of Amarillo died Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Grace Community Church with Bill Gehm officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Glynell was born May 11, 1942, in Clarendon, TX to Glenn and Nellie Grady Hoggatt.  She attended schools in Clarendon, Tulia and Perryton and earned a BS degree at WT.  Glynell taught school in Perryton for 35 years.

She was married to Bob Schroeder until his death in 1983.  In 1986, she married Stan McCoy.

Survivors include her husband, Stan McCoy; her children, Rick and Terri Allen, Terry and Sherri Buschman, Andy and Amy Phillips, Josh and Rici McCoy, Micky and Selma McCoy, Stephanie Lee and Tracy Mounsey; and grandchildren, Tess, Grace, Emma, Ryan, Nathan, Lorissa, Brooke, and Gage.

Elizabeth ‘Claire’ Rigler – January 31, 2018

Elizabeth “Claire” Rigler, 87, of Amarillo died Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., February 2, 2018, at St. Paul United Methodist Church.  Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Claire was born April 10, 1930, in Amarillo to Robert Clair and Verlyn Elizabeth Hughes.  She was the Executive Directors of TPMHA and also played a significant role in founding of Operation Drug Alert, Suicide Prevention Hotline and Kairos House.  She also was a charter member of the Northwest Texas Hospital Auxiliary in which she was past president of the Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Bobby H. Rigler.

Survivors include two daughters, Marcia Kelly and husband, H.R., of Amarillo and Susan Sherman and husband Ron, of Vega; a son, Mark Rigler and wife Marilyn, of Amarillo; a sister, Barbara Buzzell, of Waynesboro, PA.; grandchildren, Dawn Van Noy and husband Doug, Bobby Rigler and wife Cheryl, Alex Laugesen,  Adam Laugesen and wife Amber, John Kelly and wife Shelley, Elizabeth Ryan and husband James, and Kelly Sherman and wife Tammy; and great-grandchildren, Abby Rigler, Brooke Van Noy, Chase Van Noy, Royce Rigler, Lauren Kelly, and Samuel Kelly.


Lois Jean Wallace – January 28, 2018

Jean Stinnett Wallace, 81, of Dumas died Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Colorado Spring, Co.  Services will be at 11:30 A.M. on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox.  Burial will be at Northlawn Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Jean was born on November 11, 1936 in Wheeler, Tx. To Joe and Nettie Walsh.  She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Virgil Stinnett; a son, Danny and two grandsons, Anthony and Michael Velo.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Dale Wallace; a daughter, Judy Brooks; a son, Wendell Stinnett and wife Gayle; a daughter, Linda Henry and husband Jim; four grandsons, Sean Velo, Clay Stinnett, Willie Brice, and Leslie Brice; three granddaughters, Rachelle Brooks, Crystal Blair, and Talitha Valle; and one great-granddaughter, Lauren Brice.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. on Thursday.

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Robert (Bob) Flowers – January 29, 2018

Robert (Bob) Flowers, 80, of Amarillo, passed away peacefully in his home on January 29, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:30 PM at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel in Amarillo.  Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Robert Flowers was born on February 27, 1937 in Tulia, Texas.  He served in the US Navy SEABEES as a construction electrician.  He married Dorothy Lee Luper on June 13, 1958, and they raised four children.  Together, they opened the first Century 21 Real Estate franchise in Amarillo.  Bob was in the real estate business for over 50 years.  He had a love for people, and he was a firm believer that every family should own their own home.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Flowers and Christine Flowers, brother, Jimmy Flowers, and one grandson.  He is survived by his brother, Vernon Flowers and his wife Linda; and his sister, Utonna Moore; four children, Dianne Foust and her husband Brian, Kyle Flowers, Shelly Garcia and her husband Kenny, Renee James and her husband Bill; eleven grandchildren and their spouses, seventeen great-grandchildren; two additional great-grandchildren to be born later this year, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard “Rick” Sumner – January 26, 2018

Richard “Rick” Sumner, 65, of Amarillo passed away January 26, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

He was preceded in death by his parents O.C. and Margaret Sumner; and a sister, Lynda Kellum.

Born November 10, 1952, Rick was a lifelong Amarillo resident graduating from Tascosa High school and West Texas State University.  He remained an avid fan and supporter of both schools throughout life and also enjoyed cheering for his favorite NBA team. Go Buffs! Go Spurs!

Rick had a successful professional career working in the Finance/Cash Management department at S.P.S/Xcel before launching several businesses of his own including Real Estate, LRS Video Production, and Sumner Insurance agency and also held membership in their corresponding professional associations.

Early in life Rick was active in the community including coaching basketball for the men’s league at San Jacinto United Methodist and his daughter’s childhood teams. He also served on the Finance Committee of San Jacinto United Methodist Church, and was a board member for Access Community Credit Union.

Rick is survived by his wife Ketzi Sumner, brother Dwight Sumner and wife Karen and daughter Emily Blaut and husband Brandon who brought joy into his life with four grandsons Noah, Gabe, Eli and Brody. His family tree also includes many beloved nieces and cousins.

Memorials may be sent to WTAMU Foundation, WTAMU Box 60766 Canyon, TX 79016.

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Beulah Mae Bonam – January 21, 2018

On January 21, 2018, Mother Beulah Mae Bonam transitioned from this life to her home in glory with her family at her side.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Emmanuel Temple, 900 N. Adams St.  Officiating will be Elder Mal Carr of Prayer Temple C.O.G.I.C.  Eulogist will be Pastor Elisha L. Demerson, Pastor of Emmanuel Temple.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mother Bonam was born August 8, 1917, in Paris, Texas to Bertha Cochran and was later adopted by Ida Mae and Jim McCoy. Beulah attended public schools in Paris, Texas. She later moved to Omaha, Nebraska and married Tilman Bonam Jr.  To this union were born three children, DeWayne Frank, Kevin Foster Sr. and Lauretta Michelle.

The family moved to Amarillo, Texas in 1976.  Beulah was employed by Jack B. and Hazel Kelley, until her retirement in 1998.

Beulah accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She loved the Lord and prayed for her family faithfully. She attended Emmanuel Temple whenever her health would permit her to do so. Beulah loved doing yard work and having beautiful flowers. She loved cooking for her family and she loved fried chicken. She liked shopping for beautiful clothes and enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren. Beulah had a heart of gold and she loved people.

Beulah was preceded in death by her husband Tilman Bonam Jr; and a great-granddaughter Jordyn Arlene Bonam.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her sons DeWayne Frank (Denise) of Omaha Nebraska, Kevin Foster Sr. (Chris) of Amarillo, Texas; daughter Elder Lauretta Michelle Shaffer of Amarillo, Texas; Five grandsons, DeWayne, Dion, Darrelle, Kevin Jr, Edward Jr.; granddaughter Jaleisa; seven great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, and special friends, Larry and Sharon Oeschger and family

Wake will be at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Harlon Byron Vaughan – January 26, 2018

Harlon Byron Vaughan of Dumas, Texas, passed from this life on January 26, 2018.  A memorial service will be held at the Sunray, Texas Church of Christ, Friday, February 2nd, at 2pm.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Byron was born in Waukee, IA on February 25, 1926 to Claud and Gracie Vaughan.  Byron grew up near Pauls Valley, Oklahoma where he met his partner in life, Hazel Sutterfield.  They were married in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma on December 7, 1946.  They immediately moved to the Solvang, CA area where Byron worked on a ranch for a few years before they returned to Oklahoma to start farming.  In 1952, they moved to the Halfway Community, between Plainview and Olton, Texas and in 1977, they moved their farming operation from the Plainview area to Dumas, Texas.

Byron had four great loves in life.   His faith in Christ, his wife Hazel, his family, and farming.  He was a member of the Sunray Church of Christ at the time of his death.  He served as a deacon and later as an elder for several years at other congregations.  He was a devoted husband who stood by and cared for his bride of over 70 years as she fought various cancers and finally Parkinson’s disease. He delighted in having all of his family together, but especially over the Christmas Holidays.  He began a tradition in 1993 of taking the whole family on a weeklong Christmas trip and continued this tradition until a couple of years ago when he and Hazel were not physically able to travel.  These trips generated many happy memories for his sons, daughters in law, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  He was known as an excellent farmer and his strong work ethic showed in his farming.  He won several crop production yield contests over the years.  He prided himself on taking care of the land and leaving it in better shape for the next generation.

Byron was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Hazel; a brother Buran Vaughan; a sister Wilma Hairrel; and a great-grandson Gabriel Vaughan.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Vaughan and wife Kaye of Kismet, KS; Dee Vaughan and wife Terri of Dumas, TX; seven grandchildren, Jason Vaughan and wife Ruthie of Sublette, KS; Kristen Stapleton and husband Ryan of Meade, KS; Jeffrey Vaughan and wife Tracy of Salina, KS; Kelsey Rivera and husband Javier of Newton, KS; Jana McElroy and husband B.J. of Houston, TX; Keisha Vaughan of Denver, CO; and Lyndi Garwood and husband Judson of Los Angeles, CA; twelve great-grandchildren, Jaylin, Jarrett, Grayden, and Sayler Stapleton; Killian and Jael Vaughan; Carsten and Emily Vaughan; Kylah and Kyndrie Rivera; and Beckett and Berkeley McElroy; a brother Jerry Vaughan and wife Nancy of Arlington, TX; and a sister Launa Dennis of Wynnewood, OK.

The family will hold a visitation at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Dumas, Texas from 6pm to 7pm, Thursday, February 1st,, 2018.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales; NM 88130, MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 4486, Houston, TX  77210-4486; or the “Dig It” Bible Camp, c/o Sunray Church of Christ, PO Box 397, Sunray, TX  79086.

Lesa Dawn Hamilton – January 27, 2018

Lesa Dawn Hamilton, 52, of Amarillo, died January 27, 2018.

Services will be at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, in Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, with Rev. Chance Perkins officiating.

Lesa was born January 8, 1966, in Portsmith, VA to Joe and Judy Langdon. She graduated Palo Duro High School in 1984, and then graduated Nursing school at Amarillo College. Her passion was nursing and taking care of kids in NICU. Her last job was with Texas Tech before becoming disabled. She was a church member at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by son, Colby.

Survivors include her husband, Mark; sons, Derek Hamilton and fiancée Hailey, Bobby Hamilton and girlfriend Erica; parents Joe and Judy Langdon of Amarillo; brother Tommy Conner and wife Tammy of Amarillo; sister Misti Wieck and husband Andrew of Amarillo; aunts; uncles, nieces and nephews, special neighbors, Jason, Tiffany, Ethan, Kellen and Bryden Bethel, and neighborhood kids.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial be made to the Make a Wish Foundation or Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 5-7, Monday, January 29, 2018, at the funeral home.