Obituary for Johnny G. Romero

Johnny G. Romero of Amarillo, TX

Johnny G. Romero, age 80 of Amarillo, passed away on February 20, 2018 in Amarillo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00p.m. Friday, February 23 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Entombment will follow in the Llano Cemetery Garden Mausoleum under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services of Amarillo.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-9:00p.m. Thursday, February 22 at Destiny’s Garden, 1134 E Loop 335 South, with recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 6:00 pm.

Johnny was born on January 8, 1938 in Rosebud, TX to Augustine and Eusebia Romero, and was raised in New Deal, TX. He married Mary Rubio on February 11, 1958, and moved to Lubbock. In 1970 they moved to Hereford, TX where he worked as a farmer until 1981. They moved to Amarillo following that where he worked for Grant Construction, and later J. Lee Milligan until he retired in 2007.

Johnny enjoyed the outdoors, welding projects, and working on his cars and lawn. He was a kind hearted, hard working man who delighted in spending time with his family and friends. He was well respected by all who knew him, and loved life and his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, and will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Romero of Amarillo; his children, Margie Scroggins and husband Randy of Hereford, Larry Romero and wife Heather, Eddie Romero and wife Lupe, and Martha Ruiz all of Amarillo; 8 siblings, Frances Gonzales of Dallas, Victoria Fabila of Idalou, Jessie Romero of Dallas, Geneva Romero of Dallas, Pete Romero of Allen, Gloria Martinez of China Springs, Carolin Vela of Temple, and Augustine Romero Jr. of Bell mead; his stepmother, Gloria Romero of Waco; 14 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and his dog Boomer.

Obituary for Jeremiah Ray Dennis-Telford

Jeremiah Ray Dennis-Telford of Amarillo, Texas, passed away on February 09, 2018 at the age of 19.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., February 13th 2018, at Hillside Christian Church Northwest Campus, 600 Tascosa Rd. A viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arrangements are by Lighthouse Funeral Home, 6811 Mack Rd #21.

Jeremiah was born in Amarillo, TX to Amanda Rene Dennis Lacy on August 28th, 1998.

Jeremiah was born with special needs, and touched many lives throughout his short lifetime. Jeremiah had an infectious laugh, even though no one was sure what was so funny. When he was well, he enjoyed taking walks outside, swimming, going to school and in early life, eating a lot of food. Jeremiah was loved by his family and the many health care providers that cared for him.

Jeremiah was preceded in death by his great grandfather, James Weldon Dennis Sr. of Amarillo.

Survivors include his mother, Amanda Rene Dennis Lacy of Amarillo; a brother, Camron Alex Lacy of Amarillo; two sisters Trinity Alexis Lacy and Aaliyah Mackenzie Lacy of Amarillo; an aunt and uncle, Kara Danell and Joseph Barrow, of Amarillo; a grandmother, Mary Ann Dennis of Amarillo; a grandfather, James Weldon Dennis Jr of Amarillo; a great grandmother, Lou Alice Dennis of Amarillo; and a great grandfather, James Truett Albert of Amarillo.

Obituary for Ronald G. Wilson

(November 10, 1936 – January 21, 2018)

Our loving, quick-witted and energetic, husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather Ronald G. Wilson, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home on the morning of January 21, 2018.

Ron was born November 10, 1936 in Los Angeles, California. There he graduated high school then studied at East Los Angeles Junior College where he took an avid interest in architecture and mechanical engineering. In 1956 he made the long journey by steam-liner to Stockholm, Sweden, where he served an LDS mission for the next three years. Ron joined the Army Reserves upon returning. Shortly after, Ron met the love of his life, Shirley Phelps. They were married on August 27, 1960 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. There in California they had their first three sons and one daughter before moving to Alpine, Utah where they had their last son.

Ron was a sales engineer in the process instrumentation and control industry and was highly coveted and recognized as an industry leader. Ron enjoyed being outside, working around the yard. He also enjoyed putting his amazing home decorating and remodeling skills to good use. Every home in which he lived had his touch and were all beautiful. His favorite pastime though was putting a smile on the face of his loved ones. He loved being around his family and nurturing the aspirations of those around him. Ron lived a life of service. He was a bishop and was called several times to serve in bishoprics and branch presidencies, including the Mission Training Center, of the LDS church. He also served two additional LDS missions later in life with Shirley in Baltimore, Maryland and the Addiction Recovery Program in Orem, Utah.  Until his last day on this earth, he was helping and serving those around him.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents James and Rachel Wilson; brother James (ReVoe) Wilson; sisters Lois (Art) Ceja and Carolyn West; daughter-in-law Kemley Wilson. Ron is survived by his wife Shirley Wilson, his children Steven Wilson, Ronald (Andrea) Wilson, Sean (Lisa) Wilson, Shirlene (Matthew) Barlow and Christopher Wilson; brother Dennis (Patty) Wilson; brother-in-law Dan West; Grand children Jenessa (Kenny) Griffin, Haley (Tyrone) Jackson, Brady Wilson, Riley Wilson, Nicole Wilson, Jared Wilson, Ellie Wilson, Tanner (Karlee) Wilson, Bailey (Tate) Laing, Logan Wilson, Cole Wilson, Lauren Barlow, Micaela Barlow, and Anthon Barlow; Great grandchildren Landon Griffin and Ella Jackson, with whom he all loved greatly.

Ron’s life will be celebrated on January 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Suncrest 5th Ward Chapel, 140 North 400 West Orem, Utah. There will be a viewing for family and friends prior to the funeral at 9:00 a.m. at the same address. Ron would appreciate all of those who knew and loved him to share in this celebration of his life.

Obituary for Larry C. Williams

Larry C. Williams passed away Saturday January 6, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm on January 11, 2018 at the Hillside Christian Church Northwest Campus, 600 Tascosa Rd., Amarillo, TX.

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

Larry was born December 22, 1955 to Ira Clinton Williams and Dixie Wilson.

He was a truck driver for 35 years. He loved the mountains, fishing, cooking, and John Wayne Movies. Although he was rough around the edges he had a heart of gold. He could make a friend anywhere.

Larry is survived by his loving wife Jackie Williams. His mother Dixie Wilson. Two sisters Jackie & Denny Whitehead of Gentry, AR and Lori & Kevin Johnston of Gentry, AR. Five daughters Brandy & Craig Jones of Goldsmith, TX, Tracy & Dwain Virden of Dexter, NM, Misty Aragon of Tucumcari, NM, Katie Williams of Amarillo, Laurie Williams of Amarillo, TX. His grandchildren Ty Williams, Zac Williams, Payton Virden, Bailey Virden, Justin Aragon, Jaden Aragon. 1 great grandson Landon Williams.

He is proceeded in death by his father Ira Clinton Williams and sister Elizabeth Williams.



Obituary for Isaac O. Foshee

Isaac O. Foshee, age 83, passed away on December 17th, 2017 in Valle de Oro.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services

Isaac was born on April 28th, 1934 in Nuyaka, OK to Isaac Foshee Sr. and Iva Perkins. He married Marie Besser on January 17th, 1953. They were married for 64 years, and resided in Valle de Oro. He served his country, proudly, in the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his service to our country, Isaac worked for Hobbs Trailers, and drove a truck for Booker.

He was preceded in death by a son, Durrah L. Foshee, his parents, and siblings.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife; son, Billy Foshee; daughters, Janice Geerdes, Toni Carrier and husband Kenneth “Cajun”, and Renee Baker; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorials be made to Amarillo National Bank, care of the Isaac O. Foshee foundation.

Obituary for Brad Arnold

Brad Arnold, age 40 of Amarillo, passed away on December 15th, 2017 in Lubbock, TX.

A celebration of his life will be at 11:00 am Saturday, December 30th at Lighthouse Church, 4020 SW 50th Ave with Chris Condit, Pastor of Hillside Christian Church Northwest Campus, officiating.

Interment will follow at 3:00 pm in the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Brad was born on March 28th, 1977 in Lubbock to Roy Arnold and Sondra Brewer. He was a Correctional Officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and had worked for units in both Amarillo and Lubbock.

Some of his hobbies included watching WWE, writing music and playing his guitar, and attending concerts. His favorite artists were Aaron Watson, Luke Bryan, and News Boys.

He was an avid New York Giants fan, and particularly enjoyed watching Eli Manning and Odell Beckham. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Brad was preceded in death by his grandparents; Hanford Brewer, Jim and Fern Bulls, Ernest and Mary Arnold; and his Aunt Bonnie.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Christina Arnold; 2 daughters, Bethany and Kayla Arnold; 2 stepdaughters, Cheyenne and Courtney Shepard; his parents, Roy and Sondra Arnold, and stepmother, Debra Arnold; 2 brothers, Steve and Matthew Arnold; a sister, Shyanne Arnold, a grandson, and 3 special friends, Jeremy Bonar, Matthew McDonough, and Phil Hutcherson.

Obituary for William Charles Sitz

William Charles Sitz passed away on December 14th, 2017 in Amarillo, TX.

A memorial service will be held January 4th, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Lighthouse Baptist Church at 5631 Pavillard Dr, Amarillo, TX 79108. Food will be served at 11:45 AM before the service.

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

William was born on January 4th, 1951 to Elton and Marie Sitz. He served in the United States Marine Corp. He drove a truck for 42 years following his service. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and always had a variety of projects he was working on.

Although he was tough from the exterior, he had a heart of gold and was willing to give the shirt off his back for anyone. He was a loving dad and grandpa and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

His family, dogs and horses were what filled his heart with joy, and they will cherish the memories in their hearts for a lifetime.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Vickie Finch.

He is survived by 5 children and 2 step children. Nesha Ditto of Wichita falls, TX; Tiena Barnes and husband Kevin of Lansing, MI; Kaven Sitz and wife Stephanie of Archer City, TX; Joyce Sewell of Amarillo TX; Tammy Jordan and husband Will of Howardwick TX; William and Russell Brandes of Amarillo TX; his life partner Madonna Brandes; a brother Terry Sitz and sister Sandra Boyd. 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, his best friend for life Rex McKeever and a host of nieces and nephews.

Obituary for Estevan “Steve” Niavez

Estevan “Steve” Niavez, of Amarillo, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 am Monday, December 18 at Lighthouse Church, 4020 SW 50th Ave, with Robert Burton and Max Montano, Pastors officiating. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery East under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services of Amarillo.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-8:00 pm Sunday, December 17 at Destiny’s Garden, 1134 East Loop 335 South, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 4:00 pm.

Steve was born December 26, 1955 in Eden, TX to Ruben Niavez and Maria Torres.

He married Sandy Montano on September 24, 1977, and they were residents of Amarillo for many years.

His hobbies included fishing, camping, painting, and raising roosters and chickens; however, Steve’s greatest passion was spending time with his family. He worked hard to provide for his family, and loved each one in a unique way. They will miss him dearly, but will cherish the memories of him forever.

He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Sylvia Niavez; brother, Anastacio Niavez; and a nephew, Noe Niavez.

Survivors include his wife, Sandy; 5 children, Steve Niavez Jr., Stephanie Salcedo and husband Lalo, Samuel, Stanley, and Selena Niavez all of Amarillo; his mother, Maria; sisters, Delia Montour of Midland, and Elvia Moyers of Santa Fe, NM; 4 brothers, Tommy of Lubbock, Ruben of San Angelo, Robert of Ballinger, and Eloy of Borger; and 3 grandchildren, Alexia Matthews- Niavez of Amarillo, Esteban Marquez-Niavez of Dumas, and Michael John Niavez of Bovina.

Obituary for Alfred “Chango” Perez Sr.

Alfred “Chango” Peres Sr. passed away on Friday, December 8th, 2017. A celebration of his life will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 16 at Power Church, 1344 SE 10th street. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM at Petersburg Cemetery, Petersburg, TX under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Friday, December 15th at Power Church.

Chango was born on September 20th, 1970 in Amarillo to Jose Perez and Carolina Arriaga. He was an enthusiast of cars, especially low riders, and motorcycles. A jack of all trades, Chango was a hard worker and always had a project or two he was tending to. His sense of humor was one of a kind, and he loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Alex; and 3 brothers, Jose, Domingo, and Concepcion.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories 5 children, Alfred Jr., Elizabeth, Reyna, Isaac, and Isabella; his mother, Carolina Dominguez; 2 brothers, Felix and Jaime; a sister, Candelaria Portillo; his fiancé, Tina Archuleta; and a grandson, Braydin Hector Arriaga Perez.