Obituary for Robert J Kaminski Sr.

Robert J Kaminski Sr.

Robert J Kaminski Sr. passed away on December 3, 2019. He was born in Paris Township, Ohio on May 29, 1927 to Joseph Kaminski and Anna Vapenik.

Robert married Jeannette Connare on January 9, 1957. They met at the local roller skating rink. They lived in Cleveland, OH and eventually moved to El Paso, TX where they raised their adopted children, Robert Jr. and Joan. Robert and Jeannette eventually settled in Amarillo, TX.

Robert enlisted and served in the Army twice during and after the Korean conflict. Robert joined the United States Postal Service and was a career letter carrier. He loved the Beach Boys, big band music, and country music. In his later years, Robert delivered newspapers. Robert loved to build models and make latch hook rugs. He was a jokester and loved to tease his children and grand-children.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife Jeannette, his parents, Joseph Kaminski and Anna Vapenik, step-mother Jane Kaminski, and his grandson Robert J. Kaminski III.

Robert is survived by his children, Robert J. Kaminski Jr. and Joan M. Robinson, his grandchildren Michael, Stefanie, and Andrew Kaminski, Paul, Samantha, and Sabryna Tope, and his 8 great grandchildren.

Vigil and Rosary will be on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish on 4100 S. Coulter St., Amarillo, TX.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish with interment to follow at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo.

Obituary for Shirley Mae Carroll

Shirley Mae Carroll

Shirley Mae Carroll was born to Virgil Shaw and Jesse Orr on August 24, 1945 in Wellington, Texas. In 1954 the family moved to Tulia, Texas where she completed school and lived out her life until her passing on November 29, 2019.

July 10, 1965 she married the love of her life, Don Carroll. Together they raised 3 daughters; Susan, Donna and Kerrie.

She loved being the wife of a farmer and a mother. She enjoyed dancing, fishing, sewing and gardening. She loved telling stories of the adventures her and Don had throughout their years together and always laughed when she reminisced about the numerous tales of her children and grandchildren. Shirley was fiercely protective of her family and beloved fur baby Chloe.

Shirley leaves behind the love her life of 54 years, Don Carroll; beloved dog, Chloe; daughter, Susan Freeman and husband Corrin; grandsons, Brandon, James and Marty; daughter, Kerrie Carroll-Hendrix; grandsons, Kevin Johnson, Jadin Knutson, Bradin Knutson; granddaughters, Amanda Reeves, Kimberly Reeves, Katie Reeves; sister, Cathy Stevens and husband Jim of Tennessee; brother, Bobby Sanders and wife Carla; 9 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and adopted daughters whom she loved dearly.

Shirley is proceeded in death by her dad, Virgil Shaw; mother, Jesse Orr; brother, Gary Shaw; daughter, Donna Carroll and great grandson Donald Froseth.

Cards and Flowers may be sent to:
Don Carroll Family
402 N. Hale Tulia Texas 79088

Obituary for Ruby I. Besly

Ruby I. Besly

Ruby I Besly of Amarillo, Texas passed away peacefully at home on November 20, 2019 at the age of 90.

She was born on a ranch outside of Whitman,  Nebraska to Richard E Leyner and Nina Leyner on June 17, 1929.

Ruby married Warren L Besly on January 11, 1947, celebrating over 72 years together.

Ruby was a homemaker and mother foremost but also worked as a telephone operator, secretary, answering service operator, and LVN nurse.  She was a member of the Red Hat group and also enjoyed making Raggedy Ann and Andy’s as well as Sock Monkeys with her church group and for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ruby was preceded in death by her father and mother; brother Richard E Leyner Jr, sister Maxine Hayward, and daughter-in-law Joan Besly.

She is survived by her husband Warren L Besly; sons Warren D Besly and Carmen, Thomas D Besly; grandchildren David Besly and Tara, Steven Besly and Sara, Denise Welmaker Naumann and David, Jason Besly and Katie, Todd Besly and Rebecca; and 12 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday December 7, at 2 pm.  The service will be in the chapel of the First Baptist Church of Amarillo, 1208 S Tyler St, Amarillo, Texas 79101.

Obituary for Martin Valdez Sosa

Martin Valdez Sosa

Martin Valdez Sosa died November 16, 2019 at age 54.

He was born in Lubbock, Tx on January 17, 1965 to Richard and Lupe Sosa. Martin grew up in Amarillo, Tx. He loved camping, fishing, bbq and was the Dallas Cowboys biggest fan. Martin loved being with family and friends, and telling funny jokes and stories, He always had a big heart and loved his daughters and grandkids dearly.

He proceed death with his grandma Maria Sosa his dad Richard Sosa and aunt Suzie Zapata.

Survivors include his mother Lupe Sosa, 4 sisters, 1 brother and 2 brother in-laws, 6 daughters Yvette Zapata, Cynthia Perez, Nicole Perez, Jessica Sosa, Kristina Sosa, Analicia Sosa, 4 son in-laws, 15 grandkids, nieces and nephews and cousins and friends. That he loved so very much.

The viewing will be held at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 4207 SW 21st ave, Amarillo,Tx 79106. November 19, 2019 from 12:00-8:00pm.

The funeral service will be held at Greater Love Temple, 811 S Tennessee, Amarillo, Tx 79106 November 20, 2019 from 11:00-2:00pm.

In Loving Memory
The ones we love never go away,
They walk beside us even on this day.
Unseen, unheard, yet always near.
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.

Obituary for Cynthia Beevers

Cynthia “Cindy” “Cyn” Beevers

Cynthia “Cindy” “Cyn” Beevers was born January 19, 1962 at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock, Texas to Sammie Beevers & Laura Lightford Harrision.  An angel in flesh, now swept away by her wings in spirit on Friday, November 15, 2019 in Amarillo, TX.

She is preceded in death by loved ones including her father, Sammie Beevers; step-father, Charlie Harrison; brothers-Sammy and Jack Beevers; great grandparents, Lloyd “Bub” & Emma Beevers-Hazel Lillian Brown & William Jack Lightford.

She is survived by her mother, Laura Lightford Harrison of Amarillo, Texas; sister, Melinda Beevers of Lubbock, Texas; brother, Frank Beevers of Lubbock, Texas; her three children-daughter, Jennifer Ramirez of Denver, Colorado, son, Michael Ramirez and wife, Angelica and their 3 children of Canyon, Texas & daughter, Amanda Ramirez, her 3 children and 2 great grandchildren of Amarillo, Texas.

Cyn exuded the heart of a warrior with an infectious strength.  A devoted mother, daughter, sister & friend with a passion for life and her loved ones.   Family, friends, residents & devotion to Christ were her waking purpose. She dedicated many years of her work in long term health care. A joyful woman determined to stay positive in all of life’s endeavors, there wasn’t a day that passed she didn’t count her blessings.  Her strength, loyalty, companionship to all those she encountered was gift. The warmth of her hugs, laughter & helping hands will be missed dearly. May her soul always be as free as a bird.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Amarillo Botanic Gardens Atrium located at 1400 Street Dr, Amarillo, Texas officiated by Pastor Bear of Full Armor Biker Church.

Obituary for Rafael Camacho

Rafael Camacho

Rafael Camacho went to be with our father on November 13, 2019, he was a great husband and father and even better grandpa.

Rafael was born on January 17, 1962 to Rafael and Vicenta Camacho. He was the oldest of 10. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters. He would tell us stories about growing up with all of them and the fun they had and the trouble they got into.

Rafael married Luz McGuire on December 29, 1981 in Odessa Texas. Along with her hand in marriage he also received a son Jose (Joey) Armendarez and a daughter Monica (Nikki) Armendarez. They then added two more to the family with the birth of Chanel Camacho Huynh and Alexander Camacho. Who proceeded to give him 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Rafael was born to be a salesman, he sold everything from encyclopedias door to door, shoes, insurance and cars. His greatest and favorite sales job was selling salvation as a pastor. Since his passing we have had so many people tell us how he touched their lives and what a great person he was and what a difference he made.

We will miss him so much as he was the quite rock in our midst. He was there if you had a problem or if you wanted to share something with him or for prayer. He was a Dallas Cowboy fan win or lose and football season was looked forward to by all of us. He shared his passion for boxing with his son in law Travis Huynh and they watched all the Canelo fights together.

He was preceded in death by a nephew, Alexander Y Marrufo.

He is survived by his wife, Luz Camacho; 4 children, Chanel and husband Travis Huynh, Alex and wife Kelsea Camacho, Joey and Ellen Armendarez and Nikki and Mark; parents, Rafael and Vicenta Camacho; father and mother-in-law, Luz and Alfredo McGuire; 9 siblings; 11 grandchildren; 1 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation Saturday November 16th, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM at
Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Service 4207 SW 21 st Ave, Amarillo, TX

Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 18th, 2:00 PM at
Power Church 1344 SE 10th Ave, Amarillo, TX

Obituary for Aldona “Dona” Williams Leedy

Aldona “Dona” Williams Leedy

Aldona “Dona” Williams Leedy was born to Bill and Carol Williams on February  28, 1959, in Denver, Colorado. She passed from this life on November 12, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Billy, and stepfather Jim Fiel.

Dona fiercely loved her family and multitudes of grafted family. Her no-nonsense approach, taking in strays, cooking for an army of loved ones, embarking on a “Why can’t we” project, uncovering Williams family history, her slow Texas drawl, and her easy laugh were adored by all who knew her. She gave the very best hugs and you never doubted her love and affection.

She loved children and had a special bond with any child she met. Dona’s love, her laughter, and her friendship will be missed by all.

She is survived by her husband Brent, with whom she enjoyed 30 years of love, understanding, and companionship; Daughter Holli and husband Nick Muniz and children Jacob, Clayton, Christian, and Nichole; Son Mikey and children Jolie, Lane, Dakota, Kiera, Cheyenne, and Adriel; Daughter Amber and husband Bobby Davis and children Cheyenne, Weston, Hayden, and Jordan; Daughter Heather and husband John Johnson and children January, Harley, and Autumn; Daughter-in-love Dana Green and daughter Tonya; Sister Robbyn and husband Kevin Hart and children; Kevin and wife Brittnie, Chauna and husband Chad, Jeremy, and Tiffany; Sister-in-love Brenda, son Aaron Williams and wife Audrey, and husband Tim Denbo; Great nephews and nieces Matthew, Keegan, Katelyn, Ashton, Kassidy, Kevin, and Aidan Hart; Chaden, Channing and Corlen Sullivan; Evey Hart; and Lennox, Jace and Kai Williams; A multitude of beloved cousins, friends, and her precious Aunt Jean.

Dona’s life celebration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1:00 pm at South Georgia Church of the Nazarene at 5016 Susan Drive in Amarillo.

In lieu of flowers, the Family asks for gifts in memory of Dona’s brother Billy to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), at

https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participant ID=2271558

Obituary for Priscilla Ann Chick

Priscilla Ann Chick

Priscilla Ann Chick was born in Kinta, Oklahoma on May 2, 1934  to Bessie and Elijah Smith. Priscilla passed away on November 7, 2019 in Amarillo, TX.

Priscilla married Clois Don Chick on Dec. 27, 1953 in New Mexico.  They lived in Dumas, Tx where their first son Gary Don Chick was born.   Then they moved to Amarillo, Tx where their 2nd son Dennie Ray Chick was born.   Clois Chick was a Military man and the family was constantly moving.  Their 3rd son Clois Daniel Chick was born in Cheyenne, OK.  Their one and only daughter Patricia Ann was born in Ft. Worth, Tx.  And the 4th son Charlie Eli Chick was born in Tucson, AZ.

Priscilla began her work in the Ministry in 1966.  She later became a Sunday School teacher, Youth Pastor, Sunday School Superentendant,  Lay Minister, and started a Womens Ministry “Women of Power” .   Priscilla was a pioneer in being a Woman in the Ministry.  She was known for bringing in Women of color, breaking down racial divides and helping both men and women with drug and alcohol addictions, domestic and sexual abuse.  She was an expert on the Occult and Witchcraft and she was sought by even City Leaders to speak on the subjects.   Later in life she continued her ministry with Soul Chasers Prayer and Outreach, and became the Senior Pastor of Destiny Church of Amarillo.   Priscilla retired from the Ministry in 2017 at the age of 83.

Priscilla was preceded in death by her husband Clois in 1995.  She is survived by her Sisters Eula Scott of Guymon, OK and Mary L. Smith Raebel of Denton, Tx.     She is survived by her 5 Children, Gary Don Chick of Oklahoma City,  Dennie Ray Chick of Amarillo, TX,  Clois Daniel Chick of Houston, TX,  Patricia Ann Heatley and Charlie Eli Chick of Amarillo, Tx.    12 Grandkids and 14 Great – Grand Children.

Funeral Services are being held on Sunday November 10th at 3pm.  at Southlawn Assembly of God Church, 4300 S. Bowie St.  Pastor Jerad Middaugh.

Obituary for Randy Robinson

Randy Robinson

Randy Robinson was born in Hereford Texas on December 9, 1974 to
Sue and Larry Robinson. Randy passed October 27, 2019 in Amarillo
Texas.

Randy went to West Texas A &M to study medicine and later worked at BSA Hospital before going to the oil field for 15 years. He is a computer genius who could do anything from building a new computer to creating programs.

Randy loved to sing karaoke with a voice that touched many. He played on a league pool team, his last team was named after him, “Team Randy” at Cattlemans. He loved and cared for everyone that he met, especially those who are less fortunate. Out of all of the people that were blessed with his love, it was is his nieces and nephews that meant the whole world to him. He and his best friend Stacy Crawford did everything together creating memories that will forever be cherished.

He is proceeded in death by his grandparents Robert and Lucille Atkins
and Cecil and Ethel Robinson and a niece Kadince Henry who passed
from cancer at 2 years old.

He survived by his parents Sue and Larry Robinson; sisters Lisa Henry
and husband Bryan and Kaelyn Robinson; brothers Kent Robinson and
wife Jacquie, Adam Robinson and wife Kenzie and Brandon Robinson.

The family has requested memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s
Children’s Hospital in Randy’s name.

Obituary for Jeannette M Kaminski

Jeannette M Kaminski

Jeannette M Kaminski passed away on October 23, 2019. She was born in the neighborhood of Jamaica Plain Boston, Ma. on September 30, 1936 to John M Connare and Frances L Sousa Connare.

Jeannette married Robert J Kaminski Sr on January 9, 1957. They lived in Cleveland, Oh. and eventually moved to El Paso, Tx. where they raised their adopted children, Robert Jr and Joan. Jeannette and Robert eventually settled in Amarillo.

She was a devout Catholic and traveled extensively. She loved Elvis and enjoyed doing embroidery. Jeannette worked and was a home maker.

Jeannette was preceded in death by her parents, John M and Frances L Connare, sister and brother-in-law Frances and Charles Judd, her brother John Connare, and her grandson Robert J Kaminski III.

She is survived by her children, Robert J Kaminski Jr and Joan M Robinson, her grandchildren Michael, Stefanie, and Andrew Kaminski, Paul, Samantha, and Sabryna Tope, And her 8 great grandchildren.

Vigil and Rosary will be on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish on 4100 S. Coulter St., Amarillo, TX. The Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish with interment to follow at Llano cemetery, Amarillo.