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Estelle Lytal

LUBBOCK - Memorial services for Estelle Lytal, 91, sister of Grady Shepard of Hale Center, were held Tuesday in W.W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. Bobby McMillan, pastor of St. John´s United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial was in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Lytal died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, in Methodist Hospital.

She was born on July 31, 1905, in Quinlan where she grew up and graduated from high school. She graduated from Texas Tech and taught school. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John´s United Methodist Church.

She married Sam M. Lytal on Aug. 1, 1930, in Lubbock. He died in 1978.

Other survivors include a son, Sam W. Lytal of Lubbock.

The family suggests memorials to St. John´s United Methodist Church, 1500 University Ave., Lubbock 79401, or to Meals on Wheels, 2304 34th St., Lubbock 79411.
 

Geraldene Moore

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Geraldene “Jerry” Moore, 75, of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Moore-Rose-White Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Hal Farnsworth, Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moore died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, in Southern Manor Nursing Home in Lubbock.

She was born on June 20, 1921, in Lorenzo. She graduated from Rule High School and attended McMurray College and Texas Tech. She moved to Abilene in 1939 from Lubbock and to Floydada in 1951. She lived in Amarillo before moving to Plainview in 1994.

She married Edell Moore on July 29, 1939, in Rule.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Julian of Lubbock and Jenis Tucker of Cortez, Colo.; four grandchildren, Kristi Tucker of Cortez, Rich Tucker of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Clay Julian and Wade Julian, both of Lubbock; and three great-grandchildren.

Three brothers, C.G., Malone, Griffin Malone and Bob Malone, are deceased.
 

Carl W. Reeves

TULIA - Funeral services for Carl Wayne Reeves, 74, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Auten, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Reeves died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born on July 14, 1922, in Swisher County. He grew up in Tulia and graduated from Tulia High School. He served three years in the military during World War II and had worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Tulia for 29 years.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Calvary Baptist Church.

He married Georgia Height on Feb. 14, 1947, in Tulia.

Survivors include his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Linnet Reeves of Plainview and Joey and Debbie Reeves of Tulia; one sister, Hazel Thompson of Boise City, Idaho; five granddaughters and one grandson.

The family suggests memorials to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.
 

Federico Saldana Sr.

TULIA - Funeral Mass for Federico Saldana Sr., 63, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Saldana died at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born in Martindale where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Tulia in the late 1940s and attended schools in Tulia. He worked as foreman for Earl Bell Cosby Well Pump Service for 25 years. He retired in 1978. 

He married Delia Corrall on Dec. 10, 1933.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Gloria Ann Barrerea and Barbara Alvarado, both of Amarillo and Delia Ybarra of Plainview; four sons, John David Saldana and Roberto Saldana, both of Tulia and Federico Saldana Jr. and Ramon Saldana, both of Amarillo; three brothers, Guadalupe Saldana of El Paso, Gilbert Saldana of Kress and Fabian Saldana of Tulia; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
 

Agnes Stockett

WAYSIDE - Funeral services for Agnes McGehee Stockett, 97, aunt of Roy Stockett of Tulia, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Tulia with the Rev. Jacklyn McNeil, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Happy, officiating. Burial will be in Wayside Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stockett died at 7:18 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, in Tulia.

She was born Agnes McGehee on April 2, 1899, in Wayside where she remained all her life. She attended Wayside schools and college in Canyon. She taught school in the Milo Community for several years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star in Happy for 50 years.

She married W.R. Stockett on Sept. 20, 1922. He died on March 5, 1976, in Wayside.

Other survivors include two other nephews, N.M. “Mack” Stockett of Claude and C.D. “Red” Rogers of Wayside; and two nieces, Mary Ann Ashley and Beth Louviere, both of Amarillo.

Pallbearers will be James, Jimmy, Joe, Wes, Lee and Jeff Stockett.

The family suggests memorials to Wayside Cemetery.

Jonah Adams

SHAMROCK - Graveside services for Jonah Byars Adams, infant great-grandson of Aaron and Estelle Carthel of Floydada, will be at 3 p.m. today in Shamrock Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Cole, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors of Amarillo.

The child died Tuesday, April 22, 1997.

Other survivors include his parents, Kyle and Sarah Adams of Amarillo; grandparents, Fleeta and Monroe Shannon of Shamrock and Ray and Barbara McLemore of Shamrock; and another great-grandmother, Cordelia Adams of Ralls.
 

Alice Fay Bauer

LITTLEFIELD - Memorial services for Alice Fay Bauer, 61, of Atlanta, Ga., former Plainview resident, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Grace Lutheran Church in Atlanta. Arrangements are by H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill Chapel.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Littlefield with her brother-in-law officiating.

Burial will be in Littlefield Cemetery with Hammons Funeral Home handling local arrangements.

Mrs. Bauer died Wednesday, April 23, 1997 in Atlanta.

She was born Alice Fay Gohlke in Vernon and grew up in Littlefield. She married the Rev. Jack A. Bauer who served as pastor of St. Paul´s Lutheran Church in Plainview 1981-1989 before moving to Yuma, Ariz. They later moved to Atlanta.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Keith Allen Bauer of Waldorf, Md., and Craig Anthony Bauer of Charleston, S.C.; three brothers, Hubert Gohlke of Farwell, Ernest Gohlke of Universal City and Eldon Gohlke of Littlefield; three sisters, Mildred Twenhafel of Easton, Kan., her twin sister, Gladyse Holbratsch of Littlefield, and Edith Bourland of Hollis, Okla.; a sister-in-law, Mary Gohlke of Hattiesburg, Ms.; and three grandchildren, Stephen Beau Bauer, Jake Jack Edward Bauer and Erika Bauer.

The family suggests memorials to Grace Lutheran Church Organ Fund in Atlanta.
 

Jose Gonzalez Jr.

FLOYDADA - Funeral Mass for Jose Arnoldo Gonzalez Jr., 27, of Great Bend, Kan., will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church with the Rev. John Ohlig officiating.

Rosary services will be at 7 p.m. today in Moore-Rose-White Memorial Chapel.

Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose White Funeral Home.

Mr. Gonzalez died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, in Garden City, Kan.

He was born June 8, 1969 in McAllen. He served with the U.S. Marine Corp during Desert Storm and worked in the oil industry in Kansas.

Survivors include his parents, Josephina and Jose Gonzalez Sr. of Floydada; one brother, Fernando Gonzalez of South Plains; four sisters, Olga Chavarria of Haynes City, Fla., Gracia Lopez of Davenport, Fla., and Norma Gonzalez and Julia Gonzalez, both of South Plains; and his grandparents, Jose Louis Gonzalez and Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Navarro, all of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

The family suggests memorials to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Floydada.
 

Mike Herrera

LITTLEFIELD - Funeral Mass for Mike Herrera, 71, father of Max Herrera of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Tom Diebold of Lubbock officiating.

Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today in Hammons Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Littlefield Memorial Park by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mr. Herrera died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born May 29, 1925, in Fort Worth. He moved to Littlefield from Burlington in 1958 and worked for the telephone company.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

On April 22, 1944, he married Maria DeLeon in Marlin.

Other survivors include his wife; another son, Frank Herrera of Lewisville, Ark.; two daughters, Mary Helen Perez of Houston and Josie Baugh of Littlefield; a brother, Victor Herrera of Lubbock; three sisters, Martina Riojas of Seminole, Maria Peralez of Idalou and Isabel Perez of Waco; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
 

Maurine Means

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Maurine Means, 71, of Kerrville, sister of Betty Starnes of Tulia and Claudine May of Silverton, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Resthaven Memorial Park with Rische Beeson, minister of Monterey Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Means died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, in Sid Peters Hospital in Kerrville.

She was born Maurine Thurman on July 3, 1925, in Stamford and graduated from Ropesville High School. She moved to Kerrville from Lubbock in 1985.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and the Kerrville Quilt Guild.

On Jan. 22, 1943, she married Charles M. Means.

Other survivors include her husband; a son, Dennis Means of Kerrville; two other sisters, Ann Mayfield of Ropesville and Lou Denton of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Grady Carl Thurman of Bartlesville, Okla., and Bill Thurman of Wichita, Kan.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
 

James Ed Russell

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for James Ed Russell, 73, are pending with Seigler Funeral Home in Matador.

Mr. Russell died Wednesday, April 23, 1997.

Leon Beasley

TULIA -- Funeral services for Leon Beasley, 51, of Pleasanton, former Vigo Park resident, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home in Tulia.

Mr. Beasley died Friday, March 21, 1997.
 

Thurman Lewis Dement

CHILDRESS - Graveside services for Thurman Lewis Dement, 82, of Graham, brother of Lowell Dement of Plainview, were at 11 a.m. Saturday in Childress Cemetery with the Rev. Irvin Stanke officiating. Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home.

Mr. Dement died Thursday, March 20, 1997.

He was born in Childress and was a longtime resident of Childress before moving to Graham in 1996. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and retired as a car man for Burlington Northern Railroad. He was a Methodist.

He married Mary Gertrude Hudson in 1947. She died in 1987.

Also surviving are a daughter, Karon Rice of Graham; another brother, Leo Dement of Clovis, N.M.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to the American Heart Association.
 

Pauline Dustman

TULIA -- Funeral services for Pauline Dustman, 82, of Kingman, Ariz., former resident of Tulia and Happy, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home of Tulia.

Mrs. Dustman died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, 1997, at the Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman, Ariz.
 

Clay Blanton Garrison

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Clay Blanton Garrison, 78, brother of Fred Garrison of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Paramount Baptist Church with the Rev. Gil Lain, pastor, officiating.

Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Mr. Garrison died Thursday, March 20, 1997.

He was born in Silverton and attended Texas Tech. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and later joined the Merchant Marines.

He married the former Virginia Bowsher on Feb. 15, 1951. He was employed as Rocky Mountain District Manager of Hudson Motor Car Co. in Denver, Colo. and as district manager for Ford Motor Co. in Chicago. He later was an automobile dealer in Amarillo.

Mr. Garrison was National Park Service concession developer at Lees´ Ferry National Park on the Colorado River in northern Arizona.

In recent years, he was a stock broker and consultant with diversified interests in oil and gas and environmental technology. He was a member of the Khiva Shrine and served on the board of Mary´s Little Lambs Pre-School and Kindergarten.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Barbara Geoffroy and Mary Grigsby, both of Amarillo; two sisters, Cleo Pipkin of Hot Springs, Ark. and Charlene Bruce of Lubbock, and six grandchildren.

Two brothers, Keltz and Coleman Garrison, are deceased.

The family will be at 3007 Harmony and requests memorials to Mary´s Little Lambs Pre-School in care of Judy Dahl, P.O. Box 7707, Amarillo 79114.
 

Larue Vernon Glenn

DIMMITT - Funeral services for Larue Vernon Glenn, 78, brother of Willa Ruth Simmons of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Ivey Chapel of Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Gressett, youth minister of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Glenn died at 1:20 a.m. Friday, March 21, 1997, in Amarillo after a lengthy illness.

He was born March 1, 1919, in Elida, N.M. He had been a school teacher and mail carrier and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1941-1946 and moved to Dimmitt in 1970 from Louisville, Ky. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge of Elkhart, Kan.

He married Alice Nagel on June 6, 1942 in St. Louis, Mo.

Other survivors include his wife; three daughters, Bonnie Sue Downing of Oklahoma City, Okla., Janis Marie Glenn and Melissa Jean Glenn, both of Amarillo; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Crown of Texas Hospice, 1000 South Jefferson St., Amarillo, Texas 79101.
 

Hortencio Vuittonet

KRESS - Funeral services for Hortencio Vuittonet, 56, of Kress, are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit in Tulia, with the Rev. John Salazar, rector, officiating. Rosary will be recited at Lemons Memorial Chapel, Plainview, at 7 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Kress Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Vuittonet died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 1997, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Maria Hortencia Maldonado on June 7, 1940, in Robstown, where she grew up and attended school. She married Emilio Vuittonet Sr. on June 24, 1958, at Robstown. They moved to Kress in 1961. She worked in the cafeteria at Kress High School from 1975 until 1991, when she opened Vuittonet Fast Foods in Kress, which she operated until her death. She was a member of St. Paul´s Catholic Church in Kress.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Elida Coronado of Farwell; seven sons, Armando Vuittonet of Warsaw, Ind., Alfredo Vuittonet of Clovis, N.M., John P. Vuittonet of Amarillo, Enrique Vuittonet, Emilio Vuittonet Jr., Eduardo Vuittonet and Michael Vuittonet, all of Kress; four brothers, Oscar Maldonado of Hereford, Joe Maldonado, Carlos Maldonado and Pete Maldonado, all of Kress; three sisters, Linda Guerra of Plainview, Nena Cabrera of Kress and Bertha Garza of Hereford; her father, Eduardo Maldonado of Kress; and 16 grandchildren.


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