Obituary for Carl Eugene Delisle

Carl Eugene Delisle

Carl Eugene Delisle was born in Owensboro Kentucky on August 14th 1979. He passed away on February 2nd 2020. He is loved and missed by many.

Carl was a caring, loving, compassionate man. He loved everyone no matter the circumstances. He was a hard-working man. His passion was assembling and climbing communication towers. He moved to Amarillo Texas where he worked running heavy equipment.

Carl is survived by his loving wife Melissa Delisle of Amarillo, his son Dameon Doll, daughter Alexandra Delisle, mother Mona Delisle, father Shelby Singleton, sister Tonya Tolen, niece Hailey Bondie, nephews Austin Delisle and Brandon Brown of Michigan. He also had 12 aunts/uncles and 20 cousins.

Carl was preceded in death by his grandparents Eugene and Alice Delisle of Monroe MI and Carl Estes and Martin Singleton of Gibraltar MI.

A viewing will be held Monday, February 17, 2020 from 12:00 – 5:00 P.M. Location: Lighthouse Funeral Home – 4207 SW 21st Ave, Amarillo, TX.

Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:00 A.M.
Location: Church Alive – 1819 Canadian St., Amarillo, TX

Obituary for Pam Ware

Pam Ware

Pam Ware spread her heavenly wings on Monday, February 10, 2020. Pam was born on March 8, 1954 to Alton and Joy Minze in Corsicana, Texas. She was welcomed into the world by her older brother, Edward Minze.

As Pam grew, she enjoyed spending time outdoors. Her dad would often spend hours ironing her hair so she looked just right. She especially loved spending time on the beach. Her adventurous nature led to many adventures. Eventually, Pam made her way to the Texas Panhandle. It was here that Pam made her home and raised her family. She was always quick to laugh and was fun to be around. She made every gathering into a party.

Pam loved her children and her grandchildren fiercely. Mom was one of her favorite roles in life. Raising Jason, Jenifer, and Candice was Pam’s greatest life adventures. She would spend hours cooking big meals. In fact, she was famous for her potato salad, and no family gathering was complete without it. As her kids grew, Pam would often work two jobs just to make sure they had everything they needed or wanted. Her last work adventure included traveling to Dallas as a purchasing agent for Advanced Display Systems.

Pam was so proud of her kids and their accomplishments. She was especially proud to show off her grandkids. She was blessed with the opportunity to care for her grandchildren in her home. After working so hard to raise her own children, Pam enjoyed getting to spoil Lydia, Cooper, Kynzlee, Briggs, Beckett, and Raegan. She was excited and blessed when she was able to add Caylee, Hayden, and Rylee to her brag list. Pam, now known as Granny, was always first in line to host the grandkid’s New Year’s Eve party. She definitely knew how to make the holidays special and loved ringing in the New Year surrounded by her favorite little people.

Being Granny was one of Pam’s greatest joys, but she always had a listening ear for her children. Pam had the honor of caring for her parents in their later years. She was patient and worked hard to love and care for their needs. Pam always put the needs of her family before her own. She left a legacy of hard work and fierce love with everyone who knew her. Pam never let her family out do her, ending every conversation with, “I love you more.”

Pam Ware was preceded in death by her loving parents Alton and Joy Minze.

She is survived by her brother, Edward Minze and family; her cherished children: Jason Norsworthy and wife, Marissa, Jenifer Hill and husband, Jeremy, and Candice Ware; and her beloved grandchildren: Lydia and Cooper Norsworthy, Kynzlee and Briggs Martin, Beckett, Caylee, Hayden, and Rylee Hill, and Raegan Ware.

The family of Pam Ware invites you to remember her life and legacy on Monday, 2-17-2020 at 3:00 p.m. The memorial will be held at the Conway Community Church on the grounds of the Square House Museum, 500 Elsie Street, Panhandle, Texas

Obituary for Elaine Tanner

Elaine Tanner

Elaine Tanner, of Amarillo, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Thursday, February 13 at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 4207 SW 21st Ave.

A celebration of her life will be at 2 pm Saturday, February 15, 2020 at City Church, 205 S Polk.

Elaine was born on January 3, 1962 in East Stroudsburg, PA, and resided there for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin VanBuskirk; step father, John Custred; sister, Donna VanBuskirk; and husband Bruce Champlin.

She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Custred; sister Debbie Parry, brother John VanBuskirk and wife Denise, and their children along with, predeceased sister, Donna VanBuskirk’s children; 6 children, Bobbie Jo Colyer, Bruce Champlin Jr., Justin VanBuskirk and wife Penny, Bobbi-Jo Tanner, Shaun Tanner, and Jason Champlin and wife Crystal; 23 grandchildren, Jason, Jasmine, Mikeal, Faith, Azriah, Charly, Bruce Champlin III, Krista, Monica, Justin Coller, Tammy, Morgan, Justin Jr., Erica, Freeman Jr., Elexis, Darius, Ember, Jackson, Shaylyse, Hayley, Jason Jr., and Jayce; and 12 great-grandchildren, Ezekiel, Chloe, Cailey, Sayler, Sage, Tommy, Sky’leigh, Abbigale, Ariel, DC, Ash, and Gabriella.

Obituary for Penelope Ann Sambell

Penelope Ann Sambell

Penelope Ann Sambell, 84, of Arlington, TX passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Penny was born in Hobart, Australia on August 1, 1935 to the late Hugh and Elizabeth Baugh. She graduated from the Friends School, University of Tasmania, and The University of North Texas, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s in education.

She married Kenneth William Sambell on December 20, 1958 in London, England. They emigrated from Australia to Texas in 1962, where she raised four sons, and in 1976, began teaching in Arlington ISD at Morton Elementary. Ken and Penny moved to Arizona in 1985, where she also taught school and later worked for America West Airlines. In 1996, they returned to their same house in SW Arlington, where Penny resumed her teaching career. She retired from teaching with Arlington ISD – Speer Elementary in 2001.

Penny had a wonderful, generous spirit and boundless energy. At the University of Tasmania, she was a student government leader and played college basketball. In 1957, she left Australia to travel the world. Once here in Texas, Penny became a very active member of the Arlington community, where she exemplified “service before self.” Early on, she recognized the racial inequities that existed in the South in the 60`s. She worked with Ken to change this by raising money for early school programs in under served areas of Arlington. She was PTA President at Little Elementary, Cub Scout Den Leader, soccer coach, and a Red Cross volunteer.

She was a member of St. Barnabas United Methodist Church where she was an active and faithful servant to others, and where she enjoyed making new friends among her church family. She was always an enthusiastic gardener and lover of nature, and was very proud to have earned the title of Texas Master Gardener.

Penny was a loving and exceptional mother to her boys and showed an unwavering commitment to her husband throughout their 60-year marriage. She will be missed immeasurably by her entire family.

She is survived by four sons: Warren Sambell (Deb) of Arlington, David Sambell (Svetlana) of Gilbert, AZ, Andrew Sambell (Susan) of Waxahachie and Stephen Sambell (Suzanne) of Clear Lake Texas; Sisters, Catherine Breier and Elizabeth Brady, both of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. She is also survived by seven grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her parents and husband, Ken Sambell.

Penny believed you should always be charitable. In lieu of flowers please make a charitable donation to the Open Arms Health Clinic or Scholarship Committee at St Barnabas Church.

A Memorial service is planned for March 21, 2020 at 10 am at St Barnabas United Methodist Church, 5011 W Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington, TX.

Obituary for Deborah Sue Pate Cox

Deborah Sue Pate Cox

Deborah Sue Pate Cox was born January 11th, 1951 in Clovis New Mexico to Otis Howard Pate and Jerry Lou Pounds.

Deborah later married James Earl Cox June 16 th 1966. They had three daughters, Saunya Lynn Heiskell of Amarillo Tx, Tamera Louise Farmer of Amarillo Tx and Joelynn Augustine of Mangum Ok.

She was devoted to her family and God. She volunteered her time to many churches and food banks. She passed from this earth February 5 th 2020 from a long, hard fought battle with cancer.

She is proceeded in death by her mother Jerry Lou Bennett, her step father Ova Vestal Bennett, and her father Otis Howard Pate.

She is survived by her brother Ferris Lyn Pate of Houston Tx, her three daughters, 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

The family would like all donations to go to The American Cancer Society

Services will be held at 2:00p.m., Saturday February 8, 2020 at Lighthouse Funeral Home 4201 SW 21 st Amarillo Texas 79106 with Jeff Quinlin officiating.

Obituary for Mary Lou Kayser

Mary Lou Kayser

Mary Lou Kayser was born November 3, 1938 in Farmington, New Mexico. She passed away on January 31, 2020 in Amarillo, Texas after losing her battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

On March 1, 1958 Mary was married to Phil Kayser in Farmington, New Mexico. They then moved to Mountainair, New Mexico until 1993. Following New Mexico, they moved to Amarillo where they presided until their journey to heaven.

Mary devoted her life to being a wife and mother. She served her family as well as her Lord and Savior. She was a lifelong member of the Nazarene church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Phil Kayser, son Merle Kayser, four grandsons and one great grandson.

Mary was survived by daughters Barbara Brumley, Sharon Aikens, Rowena & husband Steve Sherman, son Bert & wife Judy Kayser. She also had 10 living grandchildren. Teyana Kayser-Hutchinson, Tania Kayser, Christy Reyes, Dane Chisholm, Tony Kayser, Bryan Kayser, Erik Fox, Joshua Fox, Kelsi Hargrove, Michael Sherman. She also had 15 great grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren included her little best friend Laylah!

Mary was loved and will be greatly missed. She has lots of love waiting in heaven.

Obituary for Ernesto Gonzales Jr

Ernesto Gonzales Jr

Ernesto Gonzales Jr “Ernest”  died unexpectedly on February 1st, 2020 in Amarillo, Texas at the age of 49.

Ernest is survived by his Loving wife Diane Gonzales his children Angelica Riojas, Jonathan and Zayna Valdez, Eric and Marissa Valdez all of Amarillo, and Patrick Juarez of Maryland, and his parents Ernesto and Maria Gonzales of Sunray Texas. His sisters Bonnie and husband Fabian Cabrera of San Marcos, TX; Diana and husband Rafael Herrera, Irene and husband Jose Luis Barraza of Sunray, TX; and Kristina Gonzales of Amarillo, TX Brothers: Genaro and wife Anna Gonzales of Odessa, TX; Eric and wife Victoria Gonzales of Sunray, TX; and Matthew Ray Gonzales of Amarillo, TX. Ernest was a proud grandfather of 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

Ernest was born on September 12th, 1970 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Ernesto and Maria Gonzales. He married Diane Gonzales in June 23rd 1996. Ernest began working as a plumber and received his Journeyman License in 2017, and started his own business in 2019.

Ernest was accomplished at many things and loved being in his garage making many pieces of woodwork for his friends and family. He was a very generous individual who loved his grand-kids and had a heart for helping people with any and everything.

A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday February 4th at 3:00 pm at Power Church 1344 SE 10TH Ave in Amarillo, with a reception to follow at Power Church. Pastor Manny De Los Santos will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ernest’s life. The family would like to thank all friends and family who have stood by their side during this time

Viewing will be from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm at Power Church prior to the service.

Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Obituary for Kenneth Darrell Walker

Kenneth Darrell Walker

Kenneth Darrell Walker “Kenny” ,60, of Amarillo passed away on Tuesday, January 28,2020, in Amarillo.

There will be a celebration of Kenny’s life Monday February 3 at 2pm at Bykota Southern Baptist Church with Linvell Tisdale officiating.

Kenny was born in Amarillo Tx. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Joyce and James Walker and his brother Eddie Walker.

He married the love of his life, Sabrina Cooper on August 20,1982.

After retiring from truck driving in 1991, he liked to spend his time fishing, watching wrestling, and spending time with his family during cookouts.

Survivors include: Sabrina Walker of Amarillo; two sons, Gregory Needham jr and wife Neatha of Amarillo, William Needham and wife Traci of Howardwick ; five daughters, Tabatha Walker of Amarillo, Destinie Walker King and fiancé Logan Kulesa of Arkansas, Mackenzie, Gracie, and Brionna Walker of Amarillo; three brothers, Gary, William, and Dennis Walker; and nine grandchildren.

Obituary for Thomas Warren Kendrick

Thomas Warren Kendrick

Thomas Warren Kendrick 81, of Amarillo Tx went to be with our Lord Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Memorial Services will be held at Paramount Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., Friday February 7, 2020. Celebration of life services will be conducted by the church pastors: Andrew Hebert, Lance Herrington and David Preston.

Tom was born on January 3, 1939, in Boothton Alabama to his parents Watson and Burndene Kendrick. Tom’s dad was a coal miner and when the mines grew slow in Alabama he moved the family to Wattis, Utah. Eventually he accepted a mining job in the potash mines near Artesia, New Mexico. It was there Tom graduated from high school in 1956.

Tom continued his education at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. There he met his bride, Julia Mossman. They married June 27, 1958. After completing basic training in the National Guard in 1962 Tom Returned to HSU to complete his undergraduate work, but when he took a business law course taught by a local attorney, he decided Law School was his ultimate goal. His professor advised him to get to the University of Texas as soon as possible. With that decided, he and Julia moved to Austin, Texas the summer of 1963. There after undergraduate school he graduated from UT Law School in the spring of 1967. That same summer he completed his commitment to the National Guard and accepted a job in Hereford, Texas working at the firm of Witherspoon, Aiken, Thomas and Langely. In 1974 Tom decided to open a solo practice in Amarillo. He commuted till the family could join him in the fall of 1975.

Tom was much loved and was very proud of his more than 30 years as a friend of Bill Wilson. As a young man he loved to fly and received his pilot’s license in 1969. He loved waltzing with his wife and they were square dancers with the Texas Twisters for many years. He loved doing crossword puzzles with his son and reading, mostly mysteries and western stories. Many people at his church remember him as the greeter at the north door, even on the very cold winter Sundays. Others remember him as the one who assisted them as they exited the baptistery after baptism. Tom loved the people he served at Paramount. He was especially close to a small group of men who met weekly in his home to study the Bible.

Tom is survived by his wife, Julia; his daughter, Tara and husband Ross Dustin of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his son, Royce and wife, Kimmy of Amarillo. He was the proud grandfather of Amy Dustin, or San Ramon, California; and Alex, Marie and Nathaneil Gibson all of Amarillo.

Memorial May be made to Paramount Baptist Church Missions Ministry or to Gideon’s International.

Obituary for Charles Wayne Kilgore

Charles Wayne Kilgore

Charles Wayne Kilgore of Clovis, NM went to be with the Lord on Monday January 27, 2020. He was born on November 9, 1931 in Elida, NM.

Shortly after graduating, he joined the US Navy. While serving his country for 8 years, he received 4 Medals. Upon exiting the military, he married his beautiful wife Teresa, together they raised their children, and began his business Wayne’s Electric.

He enjoyed playing music with his wife and church group, and working on the farm where he lived a long and peaceful life. He loved his family and friends, and will be in our hearts forever.

A memorial will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10 am at 1168A CRL in the church building where he and his wife held prayer group for many years.

He loved telling stories, so if you have a memory to share it is encouraged to write it down. He will later be laid down to rest in Elida, NM.

He was preceded in death by his parents Sylvester and Myrtle Kilgore, His brother Donald Kilgore, his sister Betty Kilgore, his daughter Terri Lynne Kilgore and son-in-law David Watkins.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Teresa Ann Kilgore, daughter Debbie Kilgore Watkins of Waco TX, son Christopher Wayne (Sandra) Killgore of Lubbock, TX, 4 granddaughters Hollie, Elizabeth, Anna and Maria.