Obituaries for Borger

D.P. Duggan – May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

D.P. Duggan, 76, of Amarillo died Monday, May 22, 2017.

There will be no formal services. Friends who would like to pay their respects or visit with the family are welcomed and encouraged to do so at the gravesite.  Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Highland Park Cemetery in Borger.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

D.P. was born March 25, 1941, in Borger to Duke and Zo Duggan. He began a 35 year railroad career in 1965, retiring from BNSF in 2000.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Zo and Duke Duggan; his father, Tom Butler; a sister; two brothers; and a stepson, Kerry Porter.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Duggan, of Amarillo; four brothers, Jack Stockman, of West Virginia, Case Duggan and wife Jeanie, of Borger, and Andrew Butler and Tommy Butler both of Joshua Tree, Calif.; two sisters, Audrey Butler and Anita Virden, all of Joshua Tree, Calif.; two stepchildren, Mike Woods and Kirk Porter; 8 grandchildren, Brandy, Rose, Mika, Tyler, Brandan, Katlyn, Maddie and Jake; and 3 great-grandchildren, Derek, Colin and Kaleb.


Duane L. Polster – February 4, 2017

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Duane L. Polster, 72, of Amarillo, died Saturday, February 4, 2017.Polster Obit Pic

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Trinity Lutheran Church with Brian Hesse, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by Volleys for Veterans.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Duane was born on March 14, 1944 in Olney, Texas to Hertha and Richard Polster. He served in the United States Army from 1962 – 1965.  He earned his Batchelor of Science degree in Park Administration from Texas Tech.  He retired from the City of Amarillo as the director of Parks and Recreation after 26 years of service.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving  on various boards for over 40 years.   He was a Kiwanian for over 40 years and a member of Amarillo South Kawanis Club for 35 years.

He married Joyce Schumann on August 7, 1965 in Harrold, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Polster, of the home; three sons, Matt Polster and wife Pamela of Borger, Ryan Polster and wife Misti of Hamilton, and Emmet Polster and wife Susan of Amarillo; three sisters, Erlene Stolk of Levelland, Delores Hinson of Olney, and Lynette Lackey of Wichita Falls; a brother, Delmer Polster and wife Sandra of Benbrook; ten grandchildren, Emily, Whitney, Taylor, Todd, Emma, Elaine, John, Joseph, Will and Gracie; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and suggests memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church or a favorite charity.


Anna Kathryn Grant – July 12, 2016

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Anna Kathryn Grant, 56, of Stinnett, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Lubbock.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Borger.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ms. Grant was born May 14, 1960, in Odessa to Robert and Caroline Ashton.  She worked in the transportation industry as a truck driver.

Survivors include her mother, Caroline Ware of Stinnett; a son, D.J. Martin, Jr. of East Texas; a daughter, Georgianna Margaret Blount, of East Texas; two sisters, Beatrice Gamble, of Amarillo and Dedra Ware, of Borger; a brother, Robert Earl Ashton Jr., of Dallas; and 4 grandchildren.



Fredrick T. “T-Bone” Paschall – April 19, 2014

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Paschall Obit PicFredrick T. “T-Bone” Paschall, 92, formerly of Borger, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Valleyview Church of the Nazarene in Amarillo with Pastor Larry Dunlap officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery between Borger and Fritch. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Paschall was born April 2, 1922, in Lakeview to Macon and Florence Paschall. He married Billie Delores Fowlkes in 1950.

He worked as a foreman for Southwestern Public Service for 36 years.  He had lived at Canyonview Estates, where he attended Sunday services.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores, in 1971; four brothers, Raymond Paschall, M. W.  Paschall, Jr., Gene Paschall and Alford Paschall; and three sisters, Rebecca Bruce, Pat Bryant and Betty Sue Scott.

Survivors include a son, Fred Paschall of Borger; a daughter, Nan Haworth and husband Mark of Amarillo; two sisters, Marie Mayhugh of Garland and Willie Murle Adams of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Fredrick L. Paschall, Carmen Stacy and husband Todd, Sunny Strickland and husband Cody and Cullen Haworth and wife Haley; and four great-grandchildren, Colton, Mya, Hudson and Adelyn.

In honor of the generous love and joy that “T-Bone” shared, the family suggests memorials be to Nazarene Child Sponsorship Fund, P.O. Box 843116, Kansas City, MO 64184-3116.

The family offers special thanks for the love and care shown by the staff and friends at Canyonview Estates.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the funeral home.

Merla Wayne Gordon – August 3, 2013

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

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Merla Wayne Gordon, 83, of Borger, died Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1314 Roosevelt St. in Borger.  Burial will be at 9:00 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2013 in Santaquin Cemetery, 100 E. 300 S., Santaquin, Utah.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mrs. Gordon was born on July 27, 1930 in Winnemucca, Nevada to Alta Wayne and Francis Roy Boulware.  She had worked as a human resources specialist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Gordon; her parents; two sons, Kevin Roy Gordon and Kurtis Joe Gordon; and two daughters, Karen Marie Meyer and Sara Wayne Gordon.

She is survived by her son, Scott Shepperson Gordon, of Fritch; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Huntington’s Disease Society, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY  10018.

Paula Ann Howard Schaffer – November 30, 2012

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Paula Ann Howard Schaffer, 63, passed away on November 30, 2012 surrounded by family.

Private services will be held.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Paula was born February 28, 1949 in Borger, Tx.  She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Allen “Bud” Howard and mother, Luvinia “Gee” Howard.

She is survived by her brother, Walter Allen “Buddy” Howard; her sister, Rita May Bridges and husband Bo; her son, David Herrmann and wife Stephanie; her daughters, Lori Eason and husband Bobby;  Kelly Maxwell and husband Jamey; and Erin Schaffer and Larry Vela; eight grandchildren; her nieces Krista Barber and Blair Jones; and her nephews, Asa Fraley and Brad Howard.
Special thanks to all of her nurses, social workers, physicians and friends at The Hospice of the Southwest and Borger Healthcare Center.

Connie Nance – September 29, 2012

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Connie Nance, 40, of Amarillo, died Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Independence Village, 4700 S. Virginia Street.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Connie was born on August 28, 1972 in Borger, Texas to Linda and Jerry Nance.  She worked in maintenance for the Amarillo Independent School District.

She is survived by her mother, Linda Lamar, of Amarillo; her father, Jerry Nance and wife Carolee of Borger; and her grandfather, Ivan Nance of Stinnett.

Thetis Olen Pruiett – April 7, 2012

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Thetis Olen Pruiett, 88, of Borger died Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Gateway Baptist Church in Borger. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers in Amarillo, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Thetis Pruiett, often known as Peanut or Slim, was born on July 30, 1923, in Douglas County, Mo. (near Ava) to Ebb and Cordie Pruiett. Peanut was the oldest of eight children and attended Breedon School. He left school at an early age to help his parents tend to the family farm and raise his siblings.
In the early 1940s, he followed his Aunt Esther and Uncle Jack to Sanford and found work at the United Carbon Black plant in Borger. It was there Peanut met Nova Jo Newman and they were married on Jan. 26, 1945. The marriage produced two children, Linda Jo and Terry Thomas.
After Peanut left the carbon black plant, he worked in the Borger oilfields for the next 33 years. Family vacations were spent traveling to Ava and visiting his parents and siblings. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed any activity that involved spending time with his loved ones: camping, boating, water skiing and motorcycling.
Following the death of Nova, Peanut moved back to Ava in 1995 to help his aging parents. Eight years later, he married his childhood sweetheart, Huba Stephens, on March 26, 2003. This marriage added Becky and Beverly and their families to his family circle. In 2005, Peanut and Huba moved to Borger, where they remained until his declining health took them to Amarillo to be closer to his daughter and son.
Peanut passed away surrounded by those he loved and treasured – and those who loved and treasured him.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nova; his parents, Ebb and Cordie; a brother, Marvin; Uncle Jack and several extended family members.

Survivors include his wife Huba of the home; a son, Terry and wife Cathy of Amarillo; three daughters, Linda and husband Wayne of Amarillo, Becky and husband Howard of Lovespark, Ill., and Beverly and husband Floyd of LeClaire, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Pudge and Johnny; four sisters, Mae, Sylvia, Goldia and Lou; Aunt Esther; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Luke 12:34