Obituary for Billy Tom Burk Jr.

Billy Tom Burk

Billy Tom Burk Jr.  passed away on April 21, 2019. He was born on August 10, 1950 to Billy T. Burk Sr. and Edna Louise Burk in Amarillo Texas.

Billy graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1968, following graduation he joined the Air Force in 1971. He was honorably discharged in 1974 as a computer operator.  He served in sales for lumber and construction at many locations for the Amarillo and Frisco area, one being at Canyon Drive Lumber with many family members.  In his free time he enjoyed playing softball and trout fishing in the mountains of New Mexico.

He was proceeded in death by his mother, Edna Louise Burk; father, Billy T. Burk Sr. and a sister, Sharon Sue Burk.

He is survived by 2 sons, Billy Chris Burk and wife Dalia of Amarillo and Johnny Burk of Phoenix Arizona; Grandchildren , Marcus Burk of Lubbock, Lauren Burk and Avri Burk of Amarillo; 2 brothers Larry Burk and Robert Burk; 1 sister, Karen Patterson all of Amarillo; 7 nephews and 3 nieces.

To his brothers and sister: thank you for the extra loving support during the difficult times the past few years.

As well as a special thank you to the hospice staff at the VA Medical Center.

A private family memorial is set for a later date.

Obituary for Ambrose Joseph Babiash

Ambrose Joseph Babiash, 87, died Monday, April 22, 2019 peacefully at his home in Amarillo, TX, under hospice care.
Ambrose was born on October 28, 1931, in Green Bay, WI. He served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. He married the love of his life Theresa Berry Babiash and celebrated 66 years together. He was a long time resident of Amarillo, TX, and the owner of Babiash Heating & Air for over 40 years. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.
He is survived by his wife Theresa, son Jeff (Paula) Babiash, daughter Deb (Blake) Passeman, son Craig (LaEtta) Babiash, and son Kevin (Lynette) Babiash; grandchildren Shelley, Matthew, Aaron, Claire, Kristen, Konner, Sarah, and Anna; great-grandchildren Cole, Carson, Brighton, Cooper, Kate, Greysen, Aurora, and Quinn. He was also survived by our extended family at the Golden Light Cafe.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Verna Babiash, and son Brian Babiash.
Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Redeemer Presbyterian Church located at 7603 77th Avenue, Amarillo Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association, ​

Obituary Margaret “Peggy” Katherine (MacLeod) Henry

Margaret “Peggy” Katherine (MacLeod) Henry

Margaret “Peggy” Katherine (MacLeod) Henry passed into Heaven on Monday, April 15th, 2019. Peggy was the loving daughter of the late John A. MacLeod and Katherine A. (MacDougall) MacLeod of Newton, Massachusetts. Peggy was born in Natick, Massachusetts. She grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and graduated from Newton North High School, Class of 1962. Peggy moved to California in the early 1970’s where she stayed for much of her life and worked as a Private Duty Nursing Assistant. In the latter years of her life she spent time with her sister, Bonnie Jean MacLeod in Denver, Colorado. Peggy finally settled in Amarillo, Texas to be close to her loving daughter and son-in-law, Rick and Teryl Hughes until the time of her passing.

Peggy is survived by her brothers: John A. MacLeod of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and William C. MacLeod and wife Irene of Chicago, Illinois. Also, by her sisters: Miriam G. Winston of Boston, Massachusetts, Mary Helen Corcoran of Hampton, New Hampshire, and Bonnie Jean MacLeod of Denver, Colorado, and many nieces and nephews.

Peggy is also survived by her children: Teryl L. Hughes and husband Rick of Amarillo, Texas, William Charles Wentworth and wife Cindy of Lubbock, Texas, and Christopher Galen Wentworth of Huntington Beach, California. Peggy was blessed with 10 grandchildren: Patricia K. Gilstrap, Aleda K. Swanson, Elaina M, Hughes, Corinn E. Wentworth, Cydni E. Duncan, Krystal A. Bopp and Husband John, Kristopher A. Wentworth, Alizabeth M. Wentworth, William L. Wentworth, Dylan J. Wentworth, and 9 great grandchildren

Peggy was a light to everyone she met. No one was ever a stranger in her presence. Peggy had a smile that would change the atmosphere! You, Mom, will be missed terribly by all who had the honor to know & love you!!!

Obituario de Josefina Perez

Josefina Perez

Josefina Pérez, 88, de Amarillo, Texas, falleció el 15 de Abril, 2019 en su hogar. Fue atendida cariñosamente por sus hijas, Flor y Ana Pérez.

Ella nació el 28 de Febrero, 1931 en Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, México.

Era miembra  de la iglesia Cristo Viene y fue bautizada en el nombre del Señor Jesucristo hace 30 años.

Su trabajo era de costurera y sastrería y cuidando sus hijos.

Le sobreviven 10 hijos:
Alfred Pérez, Juan Manuel Pérez, Carlos Alberto Pérez,  Laura Pérez,
Rosalba Pérez,  Ana Isabel Pérez,   Maribel Pérez,  Flor María Pérez,
Roberto Pérez, y Leonardo Pérez

35 nietos, 16 bisnietos, 1 tataranieto

El velorio tendrá lugar el viernes en la sala de la Iglesia “El Santuario” Iglesia Pentecostal Unida de Amarillo a las 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

El servicio fúnebre tendrá lugar a las 9:30 am en la misma iglesia el día sábado.

La dirección de la iglesia:
El Santuario IPU de Amarillo
1345 SE 15th Ave y Roberts 79102

La sepultura se llevará acabo en el cementerio Llano después del servicio


Madre mía,
Sabemos que no fuisteis perfecta, pero fuiste nuestra Madre, la Mujer que Dios eligió para que nos cuidara y nos guiara en la vida.
Tu vida no fue perfecta, pero fuiste una buena madre. Nos vas a ser de mucha falta a nuestras vidas. Llevaste la mitad de nuestros corazones, apenas te fuiste y ya te extranamos.

A pesar de tu fuerte character, siempre nos amaste y cuidaste. Fuiste madre soltera y eso tiene un gran mérito. Te gustaba que todos nos sentáramos juntos a la mesa, disfrutando lo que cocinabas para nosotros.   Recordamos  cómo te gustaba comer la sandía; aún una vez comió toda la mitad sola con una cuchara!
Disfrutabas mucho tu trabajo de costurera, cociendo un lindo vestidos de novia y otras cosas.

Ay, madre como te vamos a extrañar,  todos tus hijos te vamos a extrañar tanto! Damos gracias a Dios por haberte tenido por todos estos años.
Te amamos y te recordamos por siempre.
Nuestro consuelo es saber que estás en un mejor lugar donde no hay dolor, ni enfermedad, sino  Gozo sin par.
Te amamos, Mamá. Que descanses en paz.



Obituary for Aidynn Annara Williamson

Aidynn Annara Williamson

Aidynn Annara Williamson died unexpectedly in Northwest Hospital on April 9th, 2019 in Amarillo Texas at the age of 6.

Aidynn is survived by her Mother, Ashley von Bose; Father, Adam Williamson; Stepfather, Conrad von Bose; Stepmother, Kayla Williamson; Sister, Addison Williamson; Brother, Jace von Bose, Stepbrothers, Tiernan and Devek von Bose; Stepsister, Alyssa Price of Amarillo Texas.

Aidynn is survived by Grandparents, Grant and Tami Lanham of Jupiter, FL; Grandparents Terry and Sandy Reaves of Lafayette, IN; Grandmother, Diane Williamson of Lafayette, IN; Aunt and Uncles Sessily and Nathan Kloeppel of Lompoc, CA; Elizabeth and Heath Julick of Moore, OK; Grant Lanham, Jr of Boynton Beach, FL; Amy and Brent Cochran of West Lafayette, IN; Arianna and Caleb Koval of Indianapolis, IN; Alanna Fennimore of Indianapolis, IN; Allen Williamson of Lafayette, IN.

Aidynn is also survived by numerous Great Grandparents and Cousins.

Aidynn was born October 31st, 2012 in Fort Hood, TX to Adam and Ashley Williamson. She attended Kindergarten at Arden Road Elementary School in Amarillo, TX.

A memorial service was held Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Hillside Christian Church – Amarillo Northwest Campus under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Condolences may be sent to Hillside Christian Church – Amarillo Northwest Campus, 600 Tascosa Road, Amarillo, TX. 79124-1501.

Obituary for Clarence Wayne Brazil

Alfred “Warren” Cox

Clarence Wayne Brazil was born in Amarillo Texas June 30, 1954 and entered the gates of heaven April 4 of 2019.

He was a carpenter by trade. He loved Harleys, hunting and fishing but most of all, he loved his family.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Brazil, his son Jeremy Brazil, his daughter Lacey Bierman, stepson Jeremy Entrekin and eight precious grandchildren and a great-grandchild due in June. He also survived by three sisters, one brother, and multiple nieces and nephews. He is dearly loved and will be dearly missed.

The memorial service will be at Washington Ave., Christian Church 3800 Washington. The service will be held on April 13 at 11 AM.

Live Streaming Funeral Services in Dallas-Fort Worth

Many families ask about live streaming funeral services in Dallas-Fort Worth or broadcasting funeral services of those who have passed away. The offering is becoming increasingly important as the internet and other communications tools are allowing people to build strong connections with others even over long distances. The ability to do that is a modern miracle but it often makes it difficult for those loved ones to travel to attend a funeral. There has been some criticism of those who opt to view a service via live-stream rather than attend but it’s important to understand the situations many are in that keep them from having the choice to attend:

  • Traveling the long distance is financially unrealistic for some who may be overseas or even in different parts of the country
  • International travel requirements keep them from being able to attend (i.e. not able to obtain a passport in the short notice, etc.)
  • Physical illness or disability keeps them from traveling or leaving the home

Closure is an important part of the grieving process and funeral ceremonies are a key part of ensuring family and friends are able to move forward in a positive way after the passing of a loved one. Being able to attend a funeral, even virtually, helps ease grief, reduce guilt and makes it possible for those who have built loving connections to keep memories of that person in their life in an uplifting way.

How does live streaming a funeral service work?

Live streaming funeral service in Dallas-Fort Worth consists of using an internet compatible video camera to record the service. An internet enabled microphone is also used to capture the audio at the ceremony. Both of these devices are fed into live streaming software that broadcasts the service over the internet.

Lighthouse funeral directors provide the family with a URL or link that can be shared with those who would like to tune into the service remotely. When the broadcast begins, remote views would click on the link from their phone, computer or tablet and be able to view the live stream happening in Dallas-Fort Worth from their different locations around the world.

Lighthouse also has the ability to record the live stream so that family and friends can view the recording at a later date as well.

Obituary for Rodney Griego

Rodney Griego

Rodney Griego of Amarillo passed away on April 3, 2019.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 5:00 pm Friday, April 5 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, April 6 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father José Gomez as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Viewing will be from Noon to 4:00 pm Friday, April 5 at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 4207 SW 21st Ave.

Rodney was born on December 22, 1951. He had a contagious smile, and was a friend to everyone he met. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and 10 siblings.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Anita and Alicia Griego; 2 siblings, Julian and Janice Griego, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Obituary for Ralph Edsel Davidson

Ralph Edsel Davidson

Ralph Edsel Davidson of Amarillo passed away on March 31, 2019

A celebration of his life will be at 10:00 am Saturday at Comanche Trail Church of Christ Chapel, 2700 E 34th Ave, with David Pounds officiating. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Ralph was born in Hollis, Oklahoma on November 7, 1942. In 1946, Ralph’s family moved to Amarillo. Ralph graduated from Amarillo High School in 1960. Soon after, he became a photographer for the Amarillo Globe News where he met the love of his life, Paula. Ralph joined the Army in 1964 and was sent to training at Fort Monmouth, NJ where he studied motion picture photography. He used this training where he was stationed at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico taking pictures of missiles. It was in 1965 when Ralph and Paula were married and lived on the base at White Sands until their first son Curt was born in 1967. Ralph honorably discharged from the Army in 1967 and moved to Amarillo where he found employment at Sears Roebuck. Ralph and Paula’s second son Clint was born 3 years later in 1970. Ralph continued to work for Sears for a total of 25 years.

In 1992 Ralph retired from Sears, moved to the country and started an emu ranch where he managed over 100 birds. When the emu market dried up, Ralph and Paula moved back into the city for a couple of years before deciding to move South to New Braunfels where it is warmer throughout the year. It was here that Ralph drove a bus transporting riders that were tubing down the Guadalupe River.

Ralph and Paula moved back to Amarillo in 2011 to be closer to family when it was evident that grandchildren were in their futures. Ralph spent the remainder of his years with his family spoiling his grandchildren, tinkering on projects, and pursuing his favorite pastime of treasure hunting at estate and garage sales.

Ralph is preceded in death by Ralph and Rosa Davidson and is survived by his wife Paula, his son Curt, his son Clint and wife Serena, and two grandchildren Barrett and Emmy. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ralph Edsel Davidson
Ralph Edsel Davidson

Obituary for Elmer Ray Milhoan

Elmer Ray Milhoan

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Elmer Ray Milhoan, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 84.

Elmer (Ray) was born on August 13, 1934 in Wildorado, TX to Everett and Ada (Evans) Milhoan.

He served in the United States Navy for approximately eight years as a scuba diver. He truly believes in our military service and defending our country.

He received his Theology Degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary in 1976 and his Doctorate in Theology. He was a Southern Baptist minister for 46 years. He was a pastor for churches in Munday, Stamford and Amarillo, TX and started a mission in Cutbank Montano in 1978 where he served for eight years.

On August 12, 1954 he married Mary Joyce Milhoan. They raised two daughters Cheryl (Sherry) and Donna, and one son Ronald (Ron).

Elmer (Ray) was preceded in death by his father, Everett, and his mother, Ada, his daughter Cheryl Warren King, his brother, George Milhoan and sister, Marie Milhoan.

He is survived by his wife Mary (Joyce) Milhoan, two children Donna Cecil and Ron Milhoan, his sister and brother-in-law, Irma & Bill Koenig of Tennessee, his brother and sister-in-law, James and Gail Milhoan of Florida, granchildren Roy Dale King of Harlingen, Brandon Milhoan of Missiouri, Stephanie Sanchez of Connecticut, Justin Milhoan of Connecticut, Mandi Voss Willis of Amarillo and Kevin Voss of Throckmorton. He has 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Elmer (Ray) had a strong passion for his ministry, serving the Lord, and sharing God’s faith and promise. He touched many lives over the past 46 years through his ministry to God. He was also a mechanic by trade and owned Milhoan Garage for several years in Amarillo, TX.

We would especially like to thank Kindred Hospice in caring for our dad and husband. The staff are excellent, loving and caring to the patient and family. We can say that each one of these angels treated our dad and husband as family. There will never be enough words to thank them for making his final journey comfortable. The encouragement and continuous information on what to expect with his brain tumor helped us through his final journey to meet our glorious God in heaven. The Bible says that God will never put more on you than you can handle. When I was tired and exhausted I am human and would question that, however, every single time I questioned how I could do one more day I knew it was time to pray to our marvelous God to give me the strength to go on and he always has. I love you mama and daddy and would do it all over again if I had too.

We would also like to thank the staff at Georgia Manor in the excellent care for our dad and husband. Brain tumors are difficult for the patient and for the staff trying to care for them. Again, thank you for the patience and time spent caring for him. Each of you helped assist him also in his final journey on this earth.

A viewing will be held Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 3pm to 5 pm at Lighthouse Funeral Home. Funeral services are Monday April 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Country Church 2512 Ave J Amarillo, TX (located at Amarillo College East Campus area). Burial will follow at Palo Duro Cemetary in Wildorado, TX (appr 6 miles south of Wildorado)

Flowers may be sent to Lighthouse Funeral Home: 4207 SW 21st St. Amarillo, TX 79106.

Phone: 806-318-2059