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Ninfa Valdez

SILVERTON - Funeral Mass for Ninfa Valdez, 86, of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church with the Rev. Edd Graff officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery by Myers Long Funeral Directors.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Valdez died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, in Plainview.

She was born Aug. 16, 1913, in San Angelo. She had been a member of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church and had served as a member of the Altar Society. When she moved to Plainview she became a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and served as a communion minister. She also was active in volunteer work and was a member of RSVP in Plainview.

On April 1, 1934, she married Jesse Valdez in San Angelo. He died in 1963.

Survivors include four sons, Joe Valdez of Quitaque, Ernest Valdez of Shallowater, Charlie Valdez of Minnesota and Albert Valdez of Houston; three daughters, Delia Cabello of Carrollton, Mary Lena Adame of Plainview and Adelmira “Willie” Ramirez of Silverton; a brother, John Rodriguez of San Angelo; a sister, Mary Navarro of San Angelo; 38 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Clara Ramirez, is deceased.

Ruth Waller

Funeral services for Ruth Waller, 91, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jack McClung, chaplain of Prairie House Living Center, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Waller died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2000, in Prairie House.

She was born Feb. 4, 1909, in Red River County. She grew up in Clarksville and moved to Plainview in 1952. She worked for the Hilton Hotel as a waitress, cook, head of housekeeping, and had made all the drapes for the hotel the last times drapes were made before it closed.

She was a Jehovah´s Witness.

On Dec. 17, 1922, she married Mike Waller. He died Dec. 7, 1975.

Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Pat and Charles R. King and Ellen Sally Curtis, all of Plainview, and Lorene Brown of Texarkana; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Margaret Ward, died in 1978, and a son, Hershel Lee Waller, died in 1988.

Steven M. Gomez

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Steven M. Gomez, 15, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman-Abell Funeral Funeral Home.

Mr. Gomez died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Hi-Plains Hospital.

He was born March 12, 1985, in Corpus Christi. He was a sophomore at Hale Center High School and a member of the Owl football, basketball and track teams and the Owl Band. He was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church where he was responsible for videotaping for the church. He was involved in the youth group.

Survivors include his parents, Mel and Francisca “Alma” Gomez; two brothers, Rudy Torres of Norfolk, Va., and Joe Gomez of Nebraska; his grandparents, Manuel and Maria Gomez of Brownsville and Jesus and Rachel Torres of Mexico; and great-grandparents, Aurora Ponce and Camillo Torres, both of Mexico.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Owl football team.

Evaughn Hackler

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Evaughn Hackler, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hackler died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence.

She was born April 1, 1913, in Oklahoma. She had been a longtime Abernathy resident and was a graduate of Texas Tech University. She taught school in the Abernathy ISD from 1934 to 1978.

She was a member of the 1935 Study Club, served as librarian at Abernathy Library and was on the library board. She was a past member of the Business and Professional Women´s Organization in Lubbock, was honored as Woman of the Year by the Abernathy Chamber of Commerce in 1981 and was given the Community Service Award in 1991.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Her husband, James Thomas “Jack” Hackler, died April 7, 1981.

Survivors include a son, B.J. Hackler of Lafayette, La., and a granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 411 Seventh St.., Abernathy, TX 79311.
 

Ross Dean McKinney

Funeral services for Ross Dean McKinney, 79, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. McKinney died at 11:56 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in Covenant Hospital.
 

Easton Blenden

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Harry Easton Blenden, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Main Street Church of Christ with Russell Harris, minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Blenden died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Rockdale, the son of the late Harry and Ruth Blenden. He moved to Lockney in January of 1940 from Glenn and graduated from Lockney High School in May of 1940. He worked with his father on the farm.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in January of 1942 and served two years in the South Pacific. He received a master´s degree in 1950 from Texas Tech University and moved to Pecos where he was an ag instructor for nine years. He moved to Plainview in 1959 and to Lockney in 1962 where he farmed. He worked as a crop adjuster for many years before retiring due to health problems.

On Feb. 10, 1943, he married Dewanda Bennett in Fresno, Calif.

Survivors include his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Elton and Ruth Blenden of Johnstown, Pa., and Brad and Shirley Blenden of Amarillo; a brother, Dick A. Blenden of Carlsbad, N.M.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Kenneth Thornton of Albuquerque, N.M.; and six grandchildren.

A son, Kenneth Blenden, died in 1983.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-7 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity or to a children´s home.
 

Herman Nelson

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Herman J. Nelson, 87, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Resthaven Abbey Chapel.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Nelson died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Heritage Oaks.

He was born Nov. 27, 1912, in Rhome, Texas. He grew up in the Lakeview community and lived in Oklahoma City from 1934 to 1979.

He worked as a sales manager for International Harvester for several years. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

On April 8, 1933, he married Ethel V. Warren in Ralls.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jimmye Lou Livingston of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Raymond Nelson of Plainview and Deane Nelson of Huntington, Calif.; a sister, Lena Mae Ooley of Plainview; three grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer´s Foundation.
 

W.R. Bean
BROWNFIELD - Funeral services for W.R. Bean, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Shady Oaks Church of God with the Rev. L. Edward Prince officiating.

Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery in Rochester by Brownfield Funeral Home.

Mr. Bean died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 in Brownfield.

He was born Aug. 4, 1914, in Rochester. He moved to Plainview in 1957, to Olton in 1958 and to Plains in 1968.

He was a farmer, a Mason and a member of First Baptist Church.

On July 10, 1934, he married Maurine White in Rochester. She died April 3, 1996.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Bean of Brownfield; three grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Sybil Glaze

Funeral services for Sybil Glaze, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Neil Unwin, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, officiating.

Burial will be at 5 p.m. in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.

Mrs. Glaze died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, in Covenant Hospital.

She was born Jan. 10, 1919, in Stamford. She was a retired Licensed Vocational Nurse and had managed nursing homes in Lamesa, Brownfield, Lockney and Tulia. 

She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

On April 10, 1939, she married Robert Kropp. He died Sept. 22, 1950. On Sept. 13, 1969, she married David Glaze. He died Nov. 22, 1982.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Hanson of Midland; two sons, Robert Kropp of Carrollton and James Kropp of Oxnard, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Assembly of God Church, 1300 N I-27, Plainview, TX 79072, or to the Roaring Springs Youth Camp.

Wilda Millican

GIRARD - Graveside services for Wilda Jane Millican, 80, of Floydada, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Girard Cemetery with Doug Rainbolt officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Campbell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Millican died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in Floydada.

She was born Nov. 16, 1919, in Girard. She lived most of her life in Kent and Palmer counties. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ

On May 4, 1940, she married Floyd Millican in Girard. He died June 11, 1994.

Survivors include a sister, Lorilla Bradley of Floydada.
 

Mary Beckham

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Mary Beckham, 89, of Plainview, will be at 3 p.m. today in Resthaven´s Abbey Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Williams, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ralls, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Beckham died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, in IHS of Plainview.

She was born July 17, 1911, in Ashdown, Ark. She moved at an early age to Sulphur Springs. She moved to Texaco in 1946 and in 1947 moved to Halfway where she worked as a checker at a grocery store and was a school bus driver. She later moved to Plainview and worked as a checker at Page´s grocery store.

In the early 1960s, she moved to Lubbock and worked for United Supermarket before returning to Halfway in the early 1970s. She moved to Ralls a few years ago and returned to Lubbock in the mid-1980s. In October of 1996, she moved to the Heritage Home in Plainview.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ralls.

On May 26, 1928, she married Clyde C. Beckham in Sulphur Springs. He died May 31, 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lou Allen of Plainview; a son, Terry Beckham of Ralls; a sister, Dorothy Nell Hinton of Sulphur Springs; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Jack Beckham, died in 1996 and a granddaughter, Rhonda Beckham, four brothers and one sister, also are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072 or to a favorite charity.
 

Doris Peugh

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Doris Peugh, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jay Stinson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Peugh died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in Lockney.

Doris Kirk was born April 14, 1919, in Sadler. She moved to Silverton with her family in 1925. She was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Her husband, W.D. Peugh, died on April 8, 1987.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Peugh of Dallas and David DeLeath Peugh of Porterville, Calif.; a daughter, Darla Millsap of Waco; a brother, C.D. Kirk of Amarillo; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the elevator fund at First United Methodist Church in Silverton.
 

Gussie Marie Boedeker

Funeral services for Gussie Marie Boedeker, 81, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church in the Providence Community with the Rev. Melinda Morton of Denver, Colo., and the Rev. Ron Brunson, pastor of Plainview New Covenant Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Boedeker died at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Gussie Marie Kidd on May 4, 1918, in Collin. She moved to the Aiken community in 1920. She was a homemaker and farmed with her husband.

On June 1, 1934, she married Charlie Theodore Boedeker in Lockney. He died July 31, 1987.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include one son, Terry Boedeker of Quitaque; one daughter, Janice Boedeker of Encinitas, Calif.; two sisters, Ermis Goble of Lubbock and Brycie Dalton of Wolfforth; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. Friday.

Billy Wayne Sheppard

Funeral services for Billy Wayne Sheppard, 70, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Plainview Family Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Shawn Fouts, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

Mr. Sheppard died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2000, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Plainview where he had resided all his life. He was a cement contractor and owned and operated R.H. Sheppard & Son Concrete.

He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of Plainview Family Church of the Nazarene.

On Aug. 25, 1950, he married Dorothy Jean Tyler in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Karen Jean Todd of Fredericksburg; six sons, Dennis Ray Sheppard and Phillip Wade Sheppard, both of Plainview, Michael Wayne Sheppard, Kim Eugene Sheppard and Alan Jay Sheppard, all of Denison, and Terry Brian Sheppard of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Adrienne Walker of Bella Vista, Ark., and Nadine Burchfield of Carrollton; two brothers, James Edward Sheppard of Austin and Harold Maurice Sheppard of Denison; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

His father, Robert Hutchinson Sheppard, died in 1963 and his mother, Winnie Mae Ellis Sheppard, died in 1958. Five brothers also are deceased.

Ruth Ella Box

STINNETT - Graveside services for Ruth Ella Box, 82, were at 11 a.m. today in Sunset Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Karins officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Brown Funeral Directors of Borger.

Mrs. Box died Saturday, July 22, 2000.

She was born in Alahambrough and had lived in Stinnett since 1966. She was a graduate of Plemons High School, a homemaker and a Baptist.

Her husband, Ralph E. Box, died in 1970.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Karins-Reed of Plainview; a brother, Jack Sessions of Elk City, Okla.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Baptist/St. Anthony Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79126-0001.

Don L. McCune

AMARILLO - Graveside services for Don L. McCune, 71, former Tulia resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia with the Rev. Greg Kinch, pastor of Southlawn Baptist Church in Amarillo, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.

Mr. McCune died Saturday, July 22, 2000.

He had been a longtime resident of Tulia before moving to Amarillo. He was a member of Southlawn Baptist Church.

In 1981, he married Dorotha Louise George McKinney in Amarillo.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sandra Faye Jenkins of Amarillo; three sons, Don Stephen McCune and Greg Lynn McKinney, both of Amarillo, and Mark Wade McKinney of Guymon, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

Eric Lee Van Kluyve

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Funeral services for Eric Lee Van Kluyve, 21, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in The Donelson Fellowship Church with the Rev. Robert J. Morgan officiating.

Burial was in Hermitage Memorial Gardens by Hermitage Funeral Home.

Mr. Van Kluyve died July 19, 2000.

He was born June 17, 1979. He married Allison McKinney and was a member of The Donelson Fellowship Church.

Survivors include his wife; his parents, Rick L. and Donna L. Van Kluyve; a brother, Richard L. Van Kluyve; grandparents, Rev. Henry and Virginia Van Kluyve and Rev. Earl and Melba Langley. He also is survived by a great-uncle and aunt, Richard and Mary Lee Van Kluyve of Plainview.

Dorothy Doleta Boyce

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Dorothy Doleta Boyce, 94, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Boyce died early today, Nov. 29, 2000, in IHS in Plainview.
 

Lottie Lucille Clemmer

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Lottie Lucille Clemmer, 90, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Mullin officiating.

Burial will be in the Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Clemmer died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, in Lockney.

She was born May 29, 1910, in Young County. She moved to Briscoe County in 1935 and to Silverton in 1936.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and taught Sunday school. She had worked as a nurse, a kindergarten teacher and in the school lunch room, retiring in 1985.

On Oct. 10, 1926, she married James R. Clemmer in Scurry County. He died on May 30, 1983.

Survivors include one daughter, Roma Swindle of Plainview; three sons, Milton Clemmer of Napa, Calif., Buford Clemmer of Upland, Calif., and James Clemmer of Silverton; one brother, Don Jones of May; two sisters, Katherine Moore of Hamlin and Betty Galaway of Abilene; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A son, J.R. Clemmer, died in 1931 and two daughters, Lucy Souter and Jo Souter, both died in 1994.

The family suggests memorials to the Silverton Cemetery Association or to the Silverton Ambulance Fund.

Madeline F. Foley

AMARILLO - Graveside services for Madeline F. Foley, 72, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Olton Cemetery with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor of First Baptist Church in Olton, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Ms. Foley died at 6:54 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, in Canyon.

She was born Sept. 26, 1928, in Willow, Okla. She moved to Olton in 1935 and graduated from Olton High School. She attended Plainview Business School and managed apartments in Amarillo and Dallas. She returned to Amarillo in 1994.

Survivors include one daughter, Caroll Patricia Miller of De Soto; a son, Jack M. Foley of Amarillo; a brother and sister-in-law, Otho and Rheafern Foster of Amarillo; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Baptist/St. Anthony´s Hospice in Amarillo.

Frank Burge

Funeral services for Frank Burge, 84, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Burge died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 6,1915, in Fields, N.M. he served with the U.S. Cavalry from 1935-1938 and worked for Santa Fe Railroad from 1941-1951. He moved to Plainview in 1952 and was a carpenter, retiring in 1985.

He was a deacon at College Heights Baptist Church and later was a deacon at First Baptist Church.

On Jan. 8, 1938, he married Dona Wyatt in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Janet Burge of San Antonio and Joyce Burge of Topeka, Kan.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to VistaCare Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road.

Luz Hernandez DeLeon

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Luz Hernandez DeLeon, 63, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim O´Connor officiating. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in W.W. Rix Chapel.

Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Rix Funeral Directors.

She died Friday, May 12, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center.

Ms. DeLeon was born May 27, 1936, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. She married Blas DeLeon March 2, 1953, in Lubbock County. He died Jan. 27, 1999.

She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include four sons, Steve of Tulsa, Okla., Ruben of Plainview, Chuck and Larry, both of Lubbock; a daughter, Diane Pierson of Lubbock; four brothers, Blas Hernandez of Gonzalez, A.R. Hernandez of Woodrow, E.R. Hernandez of Slaton and Juan Hernandez of Slaton; and a sister, Guadalupe Pina of Slaton.

Jimmy H. Schwartz Jr.

Jimmy H. Schwartz Jr., 67, died at 1:08 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000, in Colorado Springs, Colo. No services will be held.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa; two sons; one daughter; his mother, Hazel Schwartz of Plainview; one brother, Dale of Clovis, N.M.; two sisters, Frances Keeter of Hereford and Mary Sue Swanner of Midland; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy H. Schwartz Sr.


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