Richard P. Navarrete

Richard P, Navarete
Richard P, Navarete

Richard P. Navarrete, 84, of Amarillo, TX died Monday, May 11, 2020.

Prayer services will be at 6:00 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Pastor Manny De Los Santos officiating.  Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Richard was born October 27, 1935, in Knox City, TX to Felipe and Maria Navarrete. He was a rancher and retired after 43 years with J. Lee Milligan.  Richard loved to go to New Mexico and visit the casinos, and especially Chimayo, NM visiting the Sanctuario.

Richard was a migrant cotton picker and settled in Amarillo, TX in 1960.  He grew up with a passion for boxing, which in turn led to coaching in the early 70’s for the Golden Gloves.  He trained many of his nephews and grandsons, which turned his great-grandson, AJ Ochoa into a professional boxer.  He was a joker with all.  If there was music on, he would get up and dance.  He loved his James Brown, any jazz, and R&B soul music.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Rosie and Esperanza Navarrete; and two brothers, Frank and Albert Navarrete

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Bertha Navarrete, of Amarillo, TX; three sisters, Virginia Alonzo, Gloria Navarrete, and Elida Navarrete, all of Amarillo, TX; a brother, Felipe Navarrete, of Amarillo, TX; nine grandchildren, Maria Lomeli, Sammy Quintanilla, Amador Lujan, Esmeralda Quintanilla, Anacidia Lujan, Felicia Quintanilla, Sonia Castillo, Sarah Castillo, and Cisco Soria; thirty-two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.



12 Replies to “Richard P. Navarrete”

  1. Loved and respected, will be greatly missed. Tia Bertha our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss. Heaven has gained another precious soul! Tio has received his wings and is with Tio Albert and Papa Joe. We love you!!!
    Danny, Lisa, and Sierra

  2. My heart and prayers are with the family and all who knew and loved Richard. One of my dearest memories is of Richard and Bertha dancing, such a beautiful and fun loving couple. I look to our Father God to carry you all and fill you with loving strength as you go through this journey.❤️🙏🏼

  3. With deepest regret and deep feelings of loss you took me and my girls in and treated us like family y’all still do and we’re forever grateful! Prayers for tia Bertha and the whole family ! Me and mine love y’all! Blessings… judy, eden, Kassandra bodden

  4. My condolences to all the family. Sorry I never got to meet you in person, but know that I thought about you and the day we all would meet. Que descanse en paz. Les deseo a su familia entera mucha paz y tranqulidad durante este tiempo tan dificil. Espero que siente la presencia de Díos a su lado. Por parte de su prima, María Luz (Lulú) Navarrrete Vargas. Hija de Apolinar T. Navarrete.

  5. Tio, I love you and Tia Bertha so very much. I know u are dancing around with your beautiful Daughters and family in Heaven.

    To all the Grandkids
    and Great-Grandkids. He was always Daddy!
    To all family members he was a hero!
    Thank you, Tio for being my hero also, fly high, I can’t wait to see your crown in Heaven.

  6. My deepest condolences to Bertha and the entire family. May God bless you and give you strength during these trying times.

  7. I love so much dad!!! Thank you for your time here on earth with me!!! You will forever be my hero!!! Fly hi big man!!! And I’ll see u later catchaton!!!

  8. Que descanse en paz primo Ricardo!! With my deepest condolences mi familia Navarrete 😢 !! Sorry I couldn’t be with you all but mi coraźon is with you’ll !! Con mucho amor su prima de carlsbad n.m. Rosalinda N. Ramos

  9. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your family. You will be dearly missed. My deepest condolences to the family and all your loved ones. R.I.P forever in our hearts.

  10. With the deepest condolences to all, I wish everyone peace in this time of heartache. God Bless everyone.

    Bobby Rodriguez

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