Our Obituaries

Joyce N. Jeffers

December 1, 1938 - June 20, 2017

Joyce was born to Arthur and Ethel Jeffers on December 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The family moved to Amarillo in 1952. Joyce attended Amarillo High School and various accounting, finance, and computer schools. She began working with computers in the very beginning of this technology. Joyce traveled extensively for computer projects with the military, banks, hospitals, Amarillo...
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Dortha Vera Stegall-Gibson

June 1, 1923 - June 18, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Albert Sidney Chism

March 28, 1968 - June 18, 2017

Sidney was born in Amarillo to Al and Lillian Chism. He attended Caprock High School. Big city life appealed to Sid, so he ventured off to Southern California. After several years he felt the need for a more stable environment so he traveled to Chicago and was hired by one of the major airlines. He enjoyed 17 plus years there traveling worldwide, visiting places most folks only read or dream...
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Jim Ray Thompson

November 14, 1948 - June 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.
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Tilden James Byler

March 8, 1928 - June 11, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Tilden James Byler

March 8, 1928 - June 11, 2017

Tilden James Byler was born to Henry and Marie Byler in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Potawatomi Indian Tribe; his Indian name was"Gimet -He Returns Home". He worked for Sears and later retired after 20 years of service. He was a member of the First Church of Nazarene and Valleyview Church of the Nazarene. ...
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Ray Ardry

July 31, 1939 - June 10, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Richard H. Smith

July 21, 1939 - June 10, 2017

Richard H. Smith 77, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on June 10, 2017. Richard was born on July 21, 1939 to Richard Wallace Smith and Camilla Emeline Harmon. He was married to the love of his life Nancy Stamm-Smith for almost 25 years. Richard also served in the United States Air Force for over 25 years. He loved music and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar especially to his classic country....
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Carlene Trapp

February 1, 1957 - June 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.
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Helena F. Powell

October 19, 1927 - June 5, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Bobby TERRY

January 18, 1932 - June 5, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Helena F. Powell

October 19, 1927 - June 5, 2017

Helena F. Powell, 89, of Amarillo died Monday, June 5, 2017.Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Park Cemetery with Leslie Pratt officiating. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Helena was a Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War, and was selected as the model for an updated Naval female service uniform. She was justifiably proud of her...
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Yolanda L. Oliva

October 31, 1928 - May 31, 2017

Yolanda Lucila Oliva, 88, of Amarillo died Wednesday, May 31, 2017.Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Pastor Jerry Davey officiating. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.Yolanda was born Oct. 31, 1928, in Santiago, Cuba. She married the love of her life, Juan Santos Oliva, on March 28, 1951, and they came to...
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Pauline Hite

February 11, 1935 - May 30, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Pauline Dickey Hite

February 11, 1935 - May 30, 2017

Pauline Hite, 82, of Amarillo died Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Brother Dan Powers officiating with burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.Pauline was born on February 11, 1935 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. She married the love of her life, Billy Joe Hite Sr. on June 9, 1955. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles,...
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Julius J. Pair

February 26, 1930 - May 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.
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Margaret WARD

July 1, 1929 - May 26, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Geneva GILREATH

August 16, 1924 - May 26, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Geneva Gilreath

August 16, 1924 - May 26, 2017

Geneva was born to Edgar and Effie Melton on August 16, 1924 in Wayne, OK .She attended Memphis Texas schools from first grade to high school and graduated in 1942. She married Orval J. Gilreath on June 30, 1942 in Hollis OK. They moved to Arizona in 1947. Orval died on June 20, 1981 and Geneva returned to Texas in 1982. She joined First Baptist Church in 1983 where she sang in the choir for...
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Margaret Ward

July 1, 1929 - May 26, 2017

Margaret was born in Carlsbad, NM to Francisco and Clara Pompa. She enjoyed meeting new people and was a social butterfly. Her family was very important to her. She liked to crochet, read and cook. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral for many years.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and a son Charlie Comstock. She is survived by her children Karen Ruggles; Carol Sullivan;...
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Jesse Bee Steele

July 28, 1947 - May 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.
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Wilma Jo Ann Daniels

January 1, 1939 - May 23, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Rachel Lee

December 26, 1940 - May 23, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Phillip Arthur Griego

April 29, 1947 - May 22, 2017

Phillip Arthur Griego, 70, of Amarillo died Monday, May 22, 2017.Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Coulter Road Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Phillip Arthur Griego, 70, passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer on May 22, 2017. He was born April 29, 1947, in Clovis, N.M.Phillip received a GED while serving in the Army and retired from McGavock Nissan. He...
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Nadine Moser

December 12, 1930 - May 21, 2017

Nadine was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cox in Borger, Texas. She met the love of her life Charles Moser and they were married on February 7, 1953. She enjoyed spending time with her family along with traveling, playing games and arts and crafts. She was a member of the Worldwide Church of God for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by parents; three brothers and three sisters.She is survived...
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Robert E. Jones

October 8, 1948 - May 20, 2017

Robert E. Jones, 68, of Amarillo died Saturday, May 20, 2017.Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Rob Blum officiating. Celebration of life services will follow at 11 a.m. in Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 316 Valley Ave., with Pastor Gene Hudgins officiating. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.Robert was...
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Dennis Wayne Gibson

July 9, 1958 - May 19, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Kathy Ann James

May 24, 1961 - May 18, 2017

Kathy was born in Albuquerque to Bob and Joyce James. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a kind, loving, wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her survivors include her children Richard Austin and wife Regina of Amarillo; Daughter Cheryl Austin of Austin; her parents Bob and Joyce James of Albuquerque; sisters Deana James of Albuquerque; Brenda...
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Manuel Underwood

July 17, 1933 - May 15, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Archie Cookson

August 27, 1929 - May 15, 2017

Archie "Art" Cookson, 87, of Amarillo died Monday, May 15, 2017.Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Davey officiating. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Mr. Cookson was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Pasadena, Calif. He served in the Army and was a prisoner in the Korean War for three years. Survivors...
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Donald Williams

June 15, 1949 - May 15, 2017

Donald was born on June 15, 1949 in Hazzard, Kentucky. Donald attended West High H.S. in Bakersfield, California, where he was a wrestler and participated in the drama club. He served in the United States Navy where he wrestled under the nickname "Ace". Donald was a family man; who loved his grandchildren and enjoyed face timing with them. Donald's hobbies included attending plays and collecting...
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Vivian Marie Woods

February 8, 1929 - May 13, 2017

Vivian Marie Pond Woods, 88, formerly of Amarillo, died Saturday, May 13, 2017.Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Vivian Marie Pond Woods, 88, formerly of Amarillo, died Saturday, May 13, 2017. She lived near family in Grapevine since 2014 due to health reasons. Vivian was born Feb. 8,...
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Alfredo Hermosillo

March 2, 2017 - May 10, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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John Richard Taylor

June 1, 1945 - May 10, 2017

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Paul Willuhn

May 8, 1931 - May 8, 2017

Paul Willuhn, 86, of Amarillo died Monday, May 8, 2017.Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Alan Burkhalter officiating. Paul was born on May 8, 1931 in Germany, He was married to the love of his life, Luise for over 55 years before her passing, He worked as a carpenter most of his life and he loved going fishing and being outdoors. He will be greatly missed...
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Charles D. Hurst

December 20, 1929 - May 7, 2017

CHARLES DOUGLAS HURST PASSEDAWAY ON MAY 7, 2017. HE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 20, 1929. HE IS SURVIVED BYONE SON CHARLES DOUGLAS HURST JR. AND WIFE KIM. GRANDCHILDREN, HANNAH HURST AND DEREK HURST. BROTHER, CLIFFORD HURST AND FAMILY. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE MARY BORDEN HURST, AND BROTHERS LOUIS HURST AND GENE HURST SR. HE WILL BE LAID TO REST AT MEMORIAL PARK MAUSOLEUM IN AMARILLO, TEXAS.
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Miguel S. Sosa

July 17, 1948 - May 7, 2017

Our beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather left us to follow Jesus on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Mike passed away in Amarillo, TX, surrounded by his loved ones and a tribute of Mike's life may be found at www.andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.Mike was born July 17, 1948, in Malaga, NM, to his beloved parents,...
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Irene Griggs

August 3, 1926 - April 28, 2017

Irene Griggs, 90 of Amarillo, Texas passed away on April 28, 2017, Graveside services will be held at 10:00a.m, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Irene was born on August 3, 1926 in Klovainiai, Lithuania. She moved to the U.S in the 1940's, she will be dearly missed by all of her loving caretakers. Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery,...
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Jacqueline Johnson

May 30, 1940 - April 22, 2017

Jacqueline Johnson, 76, of Amarillo died Saturday, April 22, 2017.Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Pastor Curtis Redmon officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Jacqueline Johnson 76 of Amarillo, Texas passed away April 22, 2017. She was born May 30, 1940...
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Cleburne Eugene Dillon

July 31, 1928 - April 21, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Cleburne Eugene Dillon

July 31, 1928 - April 21, 2017

Cleburne Eugene "Dub" Dillon, 88, of Leander died Friday, April 21, 2017, in Cedar Park.Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Cleburne Eugene "Dub" Dillon, 88, of Leander, TX, passed on Friday, April 21, 2017, in Cedar Park from complications of a recent...
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Sandra Jones

September 24, 1940 - April 20, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Sandra Jones

September 24, 1940 - April 20, 2017

Sandra "Sandy" Jones, 76, of Amarillo died Thursday, April 20, 2017.Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memoires with Pastor Charlie Jones officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Directors, 6969 E. Interstate 40.Sandra "Sandy" Jones was born Sept. 24, 1940, in San Antonio to Charles...
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Ron L. Carnes

December 9, 1941 - April 18, 2017

Ron was born on December 9, 1941 in Dumas, Texas; He served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years. He married the love of his life Patsy in 1981, and then went on to work as a welder for over 50 years. Ron was a lifelong member of Temple Baptist Church; He loved doing artwork and taking his dogs on visits to the nursing homes. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.Ron is...
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Karen Flanigan

July 12, 1961 - April 17, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Karen Joan Norman Flanigan

July 12, 1961 - April 17, 2017

Karen Joan Norman Flanigan, 55, of Amarillo died Monday, April 17, 2017.Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Karen was born July 12, 1961, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from Amarillo High School. Karen worked at Xcel Energy as...
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Betty A. Ogden

February 8, 1935 - April 13, 2017

Betty was born February 8, 1935, in Paris Texas to J.B. and Gladys Dickey.She grew up in a family of four sisters and one brother. She grew up during the depression era. The family followed the cotton harvest working in the fields picking cotton. Until they settled in the Amarillo area. In 1951 when Betty was just 16 she worked as a cook in her family owned small dinner on Route 66. There she...
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Herschel L. Browning

May 7, 1935 - April 10, 2017

Herschel L. Browning, 81, of Amarillo died Monday, April 10, 2017.Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gene Hudgins and the Rev. Rob Blum officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Herschel L. Browning was born May 7, 1935, in Shamrock to Lewis Felix and Tennie Browning. He grew up in Gainesville and Great Bend, Kan.On Jan. 9, 1954, he...
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Helen Blake

February 22, 1934 - April 7, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Deanna R. Archer

March 27, 1940 - April 7, 2017

Deanna Rose Marie DeSmet Archer, 77, of Amarillo died Friday, April 7, 2017.Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Deacon Robert Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Deanna was a devoted wife of 55 years to her husband Bill. They met while he was serving in the Air Force and she helped him run the...
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Bonnie Munn

September 9, 1920 - April 6, 2017

Bonnie Elaine Munn, 96, died April 6, 2017 at the BSA Hospital in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. Born to Glenn Bazel Abel and Maude Mae Coss Abel on September 9, 1920, in Bath, Clinton County, Michigan, Bonnie was the youngest of eight siblings. She grew up in and around Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, graduating from Eastern High School in 1938.In Lansing on August 3, 1944, Bonnie married...
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Vita Margaret Sheahan Connell

April 3, 1924 - April 6, 2017

Vita Margaret Sheahan Connell passed away from this earth at home while surrounded by family on April 6, 2017. Services are scheduled at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 with the Reverend Ed Sweeney and Evangelist Doug Reeves officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery next to her beloved husband of 43 years, Joe. Mrs....
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Edith Lois Cheatwood

August 18, 1928 - April 6, 2017

Edith Lois Cheatwood of Amarillo passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the age of 88. Services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, April 10, Visitation at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Dale Moreland of The Church at Quail Creek.She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cheatwood, of Amarillo, TX. Survivors include three sons ,...
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Roy Ray Loftin

May 2, 1931 - April 5, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Sherri Lyn Spiser

September 18, 1966 - March 30, 2017

Sherri Lyn Spiser, 50, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on March 30, 2017. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on April 7, 2017 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Memorial Park Funeral Home 6969 I-40 E. Amarillo, Texas with the final resting place at the onsite cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on April...
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Delilah Gearhart

March 17, 1924 - March 29, 2017

Delilah Gearhart, 93, of Amarillo went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Delilah was born March 17, 1924, in Floydada TX, to Sam and Blanche Lide. She married George Gearhart July 5, 1942, in Floydada. They moved to Amarillo in 1945, where they spent the remainder of their lives. She retired from Sears after 37 years. She was a member of Bell Avenue Church of Christ...
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Bonnie Marie Salmon Vandiver

November 8, 1920 - March 28, 2017

Mrs. Vandiver was born on November 8, 1920 in Kusa, Oklahoma to Oval Melvin and Edna Pearl Salmon. She worked for Vance Hall Sporting Goods as an engraver for many years and was a beloved homemaker, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother. She lived in Amarillo, Texas for many years, when her husband of 65 years passed away she moved to Matador, Texas to be closer to her son. She was a member...
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Kenneth D. Grove

January 29, 1942 - March 25, 2017

Kenneth Dale Grove 75 of Amarillo, Texas died Saturday March 25, 2017. Kenneth was born on January 29, 1942 to George and Alma Grove in Ada, Oklahoma.He was preceded in death by his son Delbert Grove, his Mom and Dad George and Alma Grove, his brothers Dewey, Truman, Lindell and Alvis Grove.He is survived by his wife Helen, daughter Shirley Watson and son James Grove and many numerous family...
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Jimmy R. Davis

October 9, 1939 - March 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.
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Edith Pauline Jewell

October 30, 1922 - March 17, 2017

Edith Pauline Jewell 94 of Amarillo, Texas passed away March 17, 2017. Edith was born October 30, 1922 in Davenport, Oklahoma to Marley and Bill Combs. She graduated from Davenport High School where she met and married Raymond Jewell. They made their home Amarillo, Texas where they had 6 children. During the last two years of her life she resided at Hillside Heights where she passed away.Funeral...
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Lynda Winchell Hood

June 15, 1944 - March 17, 2017

Lynda Winchell Hood, 72, of Amarillo died Friday, March 17, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Directors, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Lynda worked at AT&T as an operator in sales for more than 20 years. Then in 1986, she started working for North West Texas...
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David Wesley

January 23, 1942 - March 16, 2017

David Merron Wesley was born January 23rd 1942 in Missoula Montana. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Karen Hammerschmidt Wesley. Daughter, Tammy Wesley of Amarillo, Tx., a Son and daughter in law George and Shay Wesley of Amarillo, Tx., and his sister Juanita {Nita} Wesley. 4 Grand Children and 5 Great Grandchildren. He was a SSgt. In the Marine Corps, a longtime participant as an adult...
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Ruth E. Gregory

October 11, 1939 - March 9, 2017

Ruth Elaine was married the love of her life Danny on August 6, 1982. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved watching wrestling and playing bingo. She is survived by her husband Danny; her children Bobby Kennedy, Debora Williford, Tommy Kennedy, Sharon Kennedy, Mariann Howard; Shawn Kennedy and Leisa Kendrick along with 22 grandchildren.Arrangements under the direction of Memorial...
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Verlene W. Smith

March 25, 1928 - March 6, 2017

Verlene was born to Jesse and Emma Terrell in Memphis, Tx. She was one of 11 children. She loved spending time with her family; they meant the world to her. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, being outdoor and sewing. She was one of a kind and was loved by all. She was a member of Fairview Assembly of God for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband James Smith; her parents; 2 daughters;...
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Mike Anthony Stowell

June 1, 1956 - March 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.
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Jerry W. Copeland

September 20, 1942 - February 25, 2017

VET Jerry W. Copeland, 74, of Amarillo died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Dr. Howard Batson officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery with Jimmy Sugg officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the Air Force. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40....
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Michael Ray Clark

May 12, 1949 - February 24, 2017

Mike was born on May 12, 1949 in Anderson, Indiana. He married the love of his life Edith on May 8, 1972 and they were together for 45 years. He served in the United States Army and went onto work for Wal-Mart as a Truck Driver before retiring. Mike was co-owner of The Line Liquor Store in Fritch, Texas and he loved to play golf. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors...
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Betty Okerson

August 22, 1934 - February 20, 2017

Betty loved spending time with her family whether it was shopping or watching soap operas. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles along with taking care of her furbaby Nevaeh. Betty will be missed.She was preceded in death by her husband Leon Okerson; parents and three brothers. She is survived by her children Ronnie Okerson and wife Wanda; Kelly Wall and husband Casey and Pollie Tipton.Brothers...
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Sammy Lee Spangler

April 21, 1939 - February 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.
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James Garretson

August 31, 1950 - February 15, 2017

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Florence Chernick

December 20, 1923 - February 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.
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Lottie Clark

November 14, 1921 - February 10, 2017

Our beloved mother, Lottie Viola Clark passed away peacefully at 95 and her spirit returned to her heavenly father, on the afternoon of February 10, 2017. She died as she had lived, her way and on her own terms. She was born on November 14, 1921 to George Washington and Mary Jane Diffey. She married Harold Lee Clark "H.L." on April 22, 1939. She was a housewife and mother of five children. She...
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Maria Nieves Martinez

October 9, 1924 - February 9, 2017

Maria loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, watching Spanish soap operas, and putting puzzles together. She was a long time member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was young at heart finding love again and marrying Lorenzo on her 80th birthday. She will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Faustino; her parents; 2...
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Mildred Mahaffey

April 4, 1928 - February 8, 2017

Mildred "Midge" Mahaffey, 88, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Steven Watson officiating. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.Mildred was born April 4, 1928, in Kangley, Ill. She worked at Amarillo National Bank in the executive dining room for numerous years. She...
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Michael Stephen James

June 1, 1946 - February 4, 2017

Michael Stephen James, 70 of Amarillo passed away February 4, 2017. Celebration of Life service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Pastor Jerry Davey officiating. Services are under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home 6969 I-40 East. Mike was born June 1st, 1946 to Viola and Jessie James in Arizona he moved to Amarillo...
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H.R. Riggs

September 5, 1932 - February 4, 2017

H.R. "Jake" Riggs, 84, of Amarillo died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Phil Phipps officiating. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. H.R. "Jake" Riggs was born Sept. 5, 1932, in Ocala, Fla., to Horace and Willie Riggs. He was drafted into the Army on Nov. 7, 1952, and honorably...
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Marjorie Errington Haynes

October 27, 1928 - February 4, 2017

Marjorie Errington Haynes, 88, of Amarillo died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Pastor Bruce Clifton and Jerri Cox officiating. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Marjorie was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Spearman to O.D. Riggs and Pearl Hance Riggs. She moved to Pantex Village in 1943...
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Bessie Franklin

April 13, 1926 - January 31, 2017

Bessie Irene Franklin, 90, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Pastor Sherman Eastland officiating. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.Bessie was born April 13, 1926, in Seminole, Okla., to Indian Seminole Chief Bunny and Rebeth Ripley. She was raised on a farm and...
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Rae Rae Kuykendall

April 1, 1932 - January 22, 2017

Rae Kuykendall, 84, of Amarillo died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Paramount Baptist Church with Pastor Lance Herrington officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Directors, 6969 E. Interstate 40.Rae Kuykendall of Amarillo went to be with her Lord and savior on Jan. 22, 2017. Rae was born April 1, 1932, in...
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Melvin Benker

October 4, 1927 - January 21, 2017

VET Melvin W. Benker, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Temple, Texas.Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2016 in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Pastor Jerry Davey officiating. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.Melvin was born in Kit Carson, Colorado on October 4, 1927, He served in the United States Navy and was married for...
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Harold Polvadore

December 5, 1937 - January 21, 2017

Harold was born on December 5, 1937 in Floydada, Texas. He was married to the love of his life Mable for over thirty years before her passing. Harold worked for Jack Cooper Transports before retiring after 20 plus years. He loved to spend time with his brother Eddie and go fishing, he also loved going to the local coffee shop. Everyone who knew Harold knew he was the best at giving hugs and he...
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Mary E. Cline

April 7, 1927 - January 20, 2017

Mary E. Cline, 89 of Amarillo passed away January 20, 2017. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Lighthouse Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Lucas officiating. The interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 I-40 East. Mary was born April 7, 1927 in Lincoln County, Oklahoma along with four sisters and a brother to James and...
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Dwight W. Erwin

January 7, 1943 - January 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.
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Mary F. Kibler

September 12, 1926 - January 18, 2017

Mary was born on September 12, 1926 in Childress, Texas. She was an avid prayer warrior and a dedicated member of the Messiah's House in Amarillo. Mary enjoyed listening to music and dancing. She also loved her children and grandchildren dearly and she will be greatly missed. Funeral Services will be Monday January 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial...
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Norah Marina Gately

January 5, 1935 - January 17, 2017

Norah "Nana" Marina Redpath Gately, 82, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Jan. 17,2017. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Christopher Schwind officiating. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Norah was born on Jan. 5, 1935, in Ballinasloe County, Galway, Ireland, to James and...
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Juanita Cockrell

October 10, 1918 - January 15, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Jane Dodson

January 10, 1928 - January 12, 2017

Martha Jane (Cleek) (Kime) Dodson, 89 passed away quietly at her resident on January 12, 2017. Jane was born January 10, 1928 in Biggsville, IL to Marian (Mac) and Daisy Cleek. She moved to the Texas Panhandle after graduating from High Scholl. She worked many years at High Plains Hospital in Borger and became a Licensed Vocational Nurse in 1968. After she married J.D. Dodson, she worked full...
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Sandra George

September 30, 1941 - January 11, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Linzey Pennington

May 31, 1939 - January 11, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Lillian Bernice Hestwood

October 2, 1921 - January 11, 2017

Lillian Bernice Hestwood, 95, passed away on January 11, 2017 in Amarillo, TX where she had resided for the past year. A lifelong Oklahoman, Bernice was born October 2, 1921 in Poteau, OK to Mabra and Zelma Smith. She graduated from Poteau High School and attended Eastern Oklahoma A&M College where she met her husband of 63 years, the late Dr. J. William (Bill) Hestwood, who served as a...
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Sandra George

September 30, 1941 - January 11, 2017

Bessie Sandra Starkey George, 75 of Lubbock passed away January 11, 2017. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 I-40 East. Sandra was born September 30, 1941 in Floyd County to Charlie and Bessie Starkey. She married Kenneth Lee George on September 1, 1961 in Amarillo; they were married for 55 wonderful...
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Tom Tom Hulen

December 17, 1952 - January 11, 2017

Tom was born December 17, 1952 in Groom to Don and Ruby Hulen. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He liked solving crossword puzzles and playing games. He enjoyed all sports his favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys. Tom will be missed. He was preceded in death by his mother Ruby Hulen; granddaughters Madison Hulen and Brooke Hulen.He is survived by his father...
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Linzey B. Pennington

May 21, 1939 - January 11, 2017

Linzey "LB" served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family. He will be missed.His survivors Include wife Rita; children Wesley Pennington; Kelly Pennington; Rhonda Arnas; Sharlean Barrera; Christy Curry; Melody Bachelor; Nancy Kempf. 13 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren.Arrangements under the direction of Memorial...
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Claudia Nell Price

July 15, 1946 - January 7, 2017

Claudia Nell Price, 70 of Amarillo passed away January 7, 2017. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Second Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Griffin officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 I-40 East. Claudia was born July 15, 1946 in Amarillo to Herschel and Marita Allison. She graduated from Palo Duro High...
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Johnny Archer

September 5, 1947 - January 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.
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Josue Balderas

June 4, 2005 - January 2, 2017

Josue was a kind, humble, caring intelligent young man, who was wise beyond his years. He attended Travis middle school. He was an alter server at St. Laurence along with his brother Johnny. He loved helping people; he wanted to be a priest when he grew up. He was a curious and adventurous young man. He is survived by her parents Peter and Martha Balderas; Sisters Cassandra, Jacquline, and Emily...
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Johnny Balderas

August 28, 2007 - January 2, 2017

Johnny was a very creative, smart, humble and kind young man. He always had a smile on his face. He attended Eastridge elementary school. He was a class clown. He loved playing Pokeman and Minecraft. He loved his brothers and sisters. He wanted to be a cook when he grew up. He helped out at the St. Laurence Church with his brother Josue.He is survived by her parents Peter and Martha Balderas;...
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Felipe Balderas

April 26, 2009 - January 2, 2017

Felipe was a funny, loving, outgoing and kind young man. He had a great imagination. He was a student at Eastridge Elementary school. He was a sweet boy that gave amazing hugs. He loved to sing and dance along with bothering his older brothers. He is survived by her parents Peter and Martha Balderas; Sisters Cassandra, Jacquline, and Emily. Brother Peter, along with many other family members and...
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Erma Dean Meadows

February 28, 1930 - January 2, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Erma Meadows

February 28, 1930 - January 2, 2017

Erma Dean Meadows, 86 of Amarillo passed away January 2, 2017. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2016 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 I-40 East. Erma Dean Meadows, age 86, of Midland, Texas, formerly of Amarillo, Texas, passed...
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