Obituaries for Vega

Lois Blanche Line – March 9, 2018

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Lois Blanche Line, 95, died March 9, 2018.

Lois was born September 17, 1922 in Sperry, Oklahoma to Ernest and Mina Hutchinson.  She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband Garvin Monroe Line.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Garvin Line and wife, Jenny of Stinnett and Garvin Monroe Line, Jr. and wife Karla of Columbia, Missouri; a daughter Beth Sunderman and husband, Max of Vega; and a sister, Lola Huckins of Skellytown; eight grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

She will be laid to rest privately by children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

The family requests memorials be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Larry Berry – February 10, 2018

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Larry Berry, 83, of Vega, died February 10, 2018.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega, with Father Mitch Przepiora officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega.

Larry was born, July 17, 1934, in Clovis, NM, to E.C. and Geneva Berry. After serving in the US Army in Germany, he returned and farmed until his retirement in 1996.  He was on the Soil and Water Conservation District Board; he was also an Oldham County ASC Committeeman.

He was preceded in death by wife Mayme Berry in 2011 and grandson Patrick Ryan Berry in 1988.

Survivors include son Gerald Berry and wife Karen of Panhandle; brother Julian Berry and wife Frances of Canyon; grandchildren Andrea Jalomo and husband David, Ryan Berry and wife Lauren, Mary Kate Berry and Zach Berry.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega, Box 496, Vega, Texas 79092.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:30, Monday, February 12, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers at Vega.

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Sharon Pat Hobbs – February 3, 2018

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Sharon Pat Hobbs, 75, of Amarillo, died February 3, 2018.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Memorial Park Cemetery in Vega with Darren Elliott, senior pastor of Christ’s Community Fellowship, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mrs. Hobbs was born on October 12, 1942 in Pauls Valley, Ok to Kent “Jack” and Elizabeth Price. She graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1961.  She married Bill Hobbs on August 4, 1961, in Amarillo.  Mrs. Hobbs was a real estate broker for many years in Southlake and Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her son, Cody Hobbs, and her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Bill, of the home; a son, Cliff Hobbs of Fuquay Varina, NC; a daughter, Cathy Price of Amarillo; 3 grandsons, Kyle Hobbs of Lubbock, Matthew Hobbs of Memphis, TN, and Billy Price of Amarillo; a granddaughter, Kristen Hobbs of Lexington, KY; great-grandsons, Cody Roach and Hobbs Ingle of Lexington, KY; a brother, Tony Price, of Amarillo; sisters, Lagena Welch of Boyd and Jackie Forbis of Saginaw; her aunt, Gena Andersen of Amarillo; and her best friend Myrna Russell of Amarillo.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bettie Hudson – October 9, 2017

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Bettie Hudson, 87, died Monday, October 9, 2017.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday in Vega Church of Christ with Dean Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bettie was born April 25, 1930 in Rule, Texas to Ennis and Eva Davis. Bettie attended school in Rule, Dimmitt, Adrian and Vega.  Upon graduating from Vega High School, she attended Draughon’s Business College in Amarillo, Texas.  Bettie began working at the First State Bank of Vega in 1951 where she worked 45 years.  She married Donald G. Hudson on November 20, 1961 and they had two children.

Bettie loved the Vega community, her Church family and especially her co-workers at the bank. After becoming a widow, she enjoyed traveling and a very special fellowship with the “Golden Girls”.

The family appreciates the dedicated staff at the Craig Senior Living community, Bivins Nursing Home and Bivins Pointe for their care of her during the last ten years. Appreciation is also extended to Hospice of the Southwest.

Survivors include her daughter, Sheila Moore and husband Kyle of Amarillo; a grandson, Bennie Moore and Fiancé Kori Hays, of Tempe Arizona; a sister, Janis Rutherford and husband Paul of Claude; a nephew Brent Rutherford and wife Lea of Arlington; a niece Susan Bush of Canyon, a great-niece and four great nephews. Bettie is preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald G. Hudson, and son Milton Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 S. Western Street, Amarillo, Texas 79118.



Willie Artho – July 22, 2017

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Willie Artho, 79, of Stratford, died Saturday, July 22, 2017. 

Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 24, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Scott Raef officiating.  Burial will be at the Stratford Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Stratford.

Willie was born on January 27, 1938 in Umbarger to Paul and Mary Artho. He had farmed in Dallam County for many years. He served as a county commissioner in Dallam County and as a deacon for over thirty years at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stratford.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.  His favorite saying was “I drink beer, smoke cigars, and chase wild women” however his true call in life was to be a saver of souls.

He married Jeanette Husmann on January 18, 1961 in Hereford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Elroy Artho, Harvey Artho, Leo Artho, and Kenneth Artho; and two sisters, Edna Weick and Gracie Raef.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Artho of Stratford; four sons, Douglas Artho and wife Shauna of Guymon, Paul Artho and wife Sammie of Canyon, Eric Artho and wife Denise of Plano, Rex Artho and wife Paige of Canyon; three daughters, Debbie Frerich and husband Howard of Vernon, Lynette Kautz and husband Jeff of Stratford, Jennifer Artho of Stratford; two brothers, Joe Artho of Hereford, Andy Artho of Vega; three sisters, Irene Reinart of Hereford, Viola Birkenfeld of Amarillo, Elsie Fangman of Vega; eighteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be sent to St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 28, Stratford, Texas 79084.

Winona Robinson – July 20, 2017

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Winona Robinson, 88, of Vega, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Amarillo.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Vega.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, TX.

Winona was born August 7, 1928 in Mountain Park, OK to Howard and Pauline Blasingame. She married Kenneth “KY” Robinson on April 14, 1950 in Clovis, NM. Her beautiful heart, gentle nature, free spirit, creative talents and cute little laugh will be missed by many.  She was known for her delicious pies, seamstress abilities, beautiful paintings, and lovely quilts. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vega.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Dickie.

She is survived by her daughters; Patty Robinson and Lynda Simmons and her husband Chris; a daughter in law, Linda Robinson; a sister, Bonnie Newkirk; two brothers, Jerry Blasingame and Cecil Blasingame; 5 grandchildren, Lindsay Faircloth and her husband Darrell, Tyler Simmons, Christy Simmons, Shawnell Ayers, and Russell Robinson; and 4 great-grandchildren, Alisha Ayers, Alex Ayers, Wilson Faircloth and Tavie Faircloth.

The family suggest memorial to the First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund.





Alice L. Walker – June 2, 2017

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Alice L. Walker, 85, of Vega, died Friday, June 2, 2017.  Memorial Mass will be at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Vega.    Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega.

Alice was born on June 10, 1931 in Corrizo Springs, Texas to Ruben and Ceola Stephens.  She had worked several years as a truck driver for Dwight Cheek Trucking.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Carter of Vega; three sons, James C. Logan Jr. of Lizella, Georgia, Stephen Patrick Logan of Fort Valley, Georgia, Michael Palmer Bone of El Mirage, Az; a step-daughter, Amber Virtanen; a sister, Betty Jean Holmes of Mason, Texas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

David Glenn “Rusty” Wiseman – April 24, 2017

Friday, April 28th, 2017

David Glenn “Rusty” Wiseman, 69, of Vega died Monday, April 24, 2017.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 1, 2017, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega, 110 Main.

Rusty was born April 22, 1948, in Amarillo to Son and Jo Wiseman.  He graduated from Vega High School and West Texas State University.

Rusty was employed as a guard for the State of Texas.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Carol Lampe.

Survivors include two sons, Jeff Wiseman and Kyle Wiseman and wife Nicole, all of Amarillo; one sister, Cathy Wilcox of Canyon; an aunt, Vicky Goucher of Elk City, Okla.; a brother, Mike Wiseman, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a grandson, Conner.

A reception will follow the graveside service at The Circle, the old John Deere in Vega.

Marvin Axe – April 24, 2017

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Marvin Axe, 83, of Vega died Monday, April 24, 2017.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Vega United Methodist Church. Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega, 110 Main.

Marvin was born Feb. 5, 1934 in Dimmitt to H.L. Axe and Dovie Maurine Sullinger Axe.  He went to school in Jumbo and Dimmitt where he was active in sports and FFA.  In 1952 they won the State Basketball Championship in Class 1A and 2A with Coach John Blaine.

Marvin married the love of his life, Janie Jennings on April 27, 1954, in Canyon.  He is being laid to rest on their 63rd anniversary.

Marvin served in the Army from 1954-1956.  He was a long time farmer and rancher in Castro and Oldham counties.  Marvin was also employed with Citation Oil and Gas.

Marvin was instrumental in establishing the Oldham County Farm and Ranch Museum.

He served in numerous positions in many organizations including ASCS, Oldham County Country Club, Vega ISD School Board, as an Oldham County Commissioner, Commander of American Legion Post 168, and Vega Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Services.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Axe; and a grandson, Randall Artho.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Axe, of the home; daughters, Donna and Verlon Duggan of Lone Grove, Okla., Karen and Harold Artho, of Umbarger, Sherri and Bruce Hartman of Canyon and Terri and Bret Richardson of Bushland; a sister, Zelda and husband Gayland Anderson of Lubbock; a brother, Dr. Jim and Suzanne Axe of Lubbock; a sister-in-law, June Cleavinger; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer Duggan, James Duggan and wife Ashton, D’Ann Artho Johnson and husband Matt, Dustin Artho and wife Chelcie, Katy Richardson Roach and husband Randall, Rusty Hartman, and April Artho; and 8 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Vega Volunteer EMS, Box 530, Vega, TX 79092; BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 6600 Killgore Dr., Amarillo, TX 79106; or a charity of your choice.

Family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the funeral home in Amarillo.

Anna Maria Jentzen Evans – March 25, 2017

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Evans Obit Pic (145x200)Anna Maria Jentzen Evans, 53, of Vega, died Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Rosary will be at 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017, in Immaculate Concepcion Catholic Church in Vega.  Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega with Fr. Mitch officiating.  Reception following the service at Legion Hall in Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega, 110 Main.

Anna Maria Jentzen Evans was born on September 10, 1963 and adopted immediately by Lawrence and Mary Jentzen.  She always felt chosen by her parents, and lucky to grow up on the family farm outside Vega in Oldham County, always taking a moment to tell her friends how her dad dug the basement of their home by hand with a bucket. She enjoyed a real childhood with dogs, friends, dirt bikes, and love. In elementary school, Anna showed great entrepreneurial promise selling chunks of salt lick to the town kids. She made lifelong friends by fighting bullying and abuse, whether she was defending other kids or animals who needed her.

The Jentzens traveled the world, going to Germany, Israel, Italy, Canada, and most of the United States. She lived in Amarillo, Florida, and Oklahoma before returning to Vega. After her beloved daughter, Regina was born, Anna returned to school to realize her dream of becoming a nurse, and graduated in 2004. She cared for many people in the Critical Care unit at NWTH for 10 years, changing hundreds of lives with her love and skill. She often had to have difficult conversations with families, and with tireless compassion put the patient’s best interest first and foremost. She never stopped learning, and took every opportunity to earn more certifications, specializing in nephrology and dialysis.

Anna loved road trips, local history, true crime, camping, float trips, celebrating holidays, and her many rescued pets. She enjoyed studying people and their quirks, washing her own damn dishes, and saving money.  Anna gave Regina every opportunity to explore her interests, and Regina appreciates her Momma for letting her be herself, and supporting her decision to be a firefighter. Anna’s strong resolve got her through months of chemo and radiation, and she exceeded all medical predictions.

The family wishes to thank Dan and Elena Loomis and Alex Whiteside for their love and care during her illness, and the nurses who gave their love and time to Anna Marie. Thank you to BSA Hospice.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents, a loss she felt keenly every day.

She is survived by her loving and much loved daughter, Regina, uncle and aunt, Gene and Elsie Fangman, niece Shannon Collins and her children, extended family including Bill and Darlene Martin, and many cousins and beloved friends. She will be missed by her dogs Dottie, Poppy, and Luna.