Obituary for Esther Arriaga Bowlin

Esther Arriaga Bowlin passed away March 14, 2018 in Wichita Falls, TX.

A celebration of her life will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 at Lighthouse Church, 4020 SW 50th Ave, with Rev. Moses Baca officiating. Following the service, interment will be at 4:00 p.m. in Petersburg Cemetery, Petersburg TX under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Monday, March 19 at CP Event Center, 310 S Ross St.

Esther was born on August 31, 1947 in Killeen, TX to Candelario and Damacia Arriaga. She married Myron Bowlin on February 2, 1980 in Amarillo. She was a seamstress by trade, and worked for Levi Strauss for several years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents, and 5 brothers.

Left to cherish her memories are husband, Myron; “her kid”, Marina Espino and husband Uvaldo; siblings, Rodolfo Arriaga and wife Victoria, Carolina Dominguez, Edie Ray, Janie Stapp and husband Bill, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Obituary for Janean Folks-Kelley

Amarillo Obituary

Janean Folks-Kelley passed away on March 9, 2018.

A celebration of her life will be at 2:00 pm Friday, March 16 at Hillside Christian Church Northwest Campus, 600 Tascosa Rd, with Matt Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery East under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Janean was born on June 5, 1977 in Denver CO. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred and Adeline Aragon.

She is survived by 3 children, Richard, Gabriel, and Angelica Kelley; parents, Gabriel and Glenda Galan all of Amarillo; siblings, Omar Galan of El Salvador, Angelica Gonzales and husband Robert, Lorraine Romero and husband Isaac, Rosa Romero and husband Martin Jr, and Louisa Romero all of Amarillo.

Obituary for Timothy Edward Howe

Timothy Edward Howe, age 59, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:03 p.m.

A celebration of life service will be held at on Friday March 16th, 2018 at Trinity Fellowship Church Amarillo, TX Loop 335 and S Western at 5:30 p.m. in the prayer chapel. The prayer chapel is located on the SW corner of the facility.

Tim was born in Amarillo, TX on April 6, 1958 to Russell and Dorothy Howe and was the youngest, and only boy, of four children. As a child, Tim loved to play hockey, fish and pester the heck out of his older sisters.

After his high school years at Tascosa High here in Amarillo, Tim served in the Air Force where he received an honorable discharge.

He was preceded in death by his parents Russell Howe, Dorothy and Bill Martin and a step brother, Jerry Don Martin.

Survivors include; a son, Jacob Russell Howe of Austin TX, a daughter, Whitney Elizabeth Howe of Eugene, Oregon, 2 granddaughters, Harmony Howe and Nevaeh Howe of Austin TX, 3 sisters; Connie Howe, Lorrie Taylor, Lisa Bjork and husband Ronald Bjork, all of Amarillo, a stepmother Lois Howe and 3 Stepsisters, Sharon Martin McCurdy, Suzy Spencer Whisenhunt & Cindy Spencer O’Hair. He also had many nephews and nieces.

Tim loved Life! Some of his favorite things in life were enjoying his family, cookouts, the beautiful outdoors and his work, which included designing and building pools. God blessed Tim with many talents, and he excelled in nearly everything he touched. Tim will be missed by all who loved him.

Obituary for Aurora Renteria

Aurora Renteria, age 75, of Amarillo passed away on March 9, 2018.

A celebration of her life will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 13 at Power Church with Manny De Los Santos, Pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-9:00pm Monday, March 12 at CP Event Center, 310 S Ross St.

Aurora was born on February 1, 1943 in Kenedy, TX to Juan and Felipa De Los Santos. She married Joe Renteria on September 15, 1969 in El Paso. They were residents of Amarillo for several years where she worked for Levi Strauss until retirement, and later Baptist St Anthony’s Hospital. They attended New Life and El Santuario Churches. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.

Aurora was preceded in death by a sister, Hope Moreno; and a stepson, Alex Renteria.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Renteria; 3 children, Rudy, Adam, and Michelle Renteria; 3 brothers, Beto, Juan Jr., and Rudy De Los Santos; 2 sisters, Lucy Charles, and Nina Albert, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.


Obituary for Jennifer Renee Nations

Amarillo Obituary

Ms. Jennifer Renee Nations, 41, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on March 1, 2018.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 10 from 1:30 pm – 3:30pm at Salvation Army Church, 2101 Van Buren in Amarillo, TX. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm at 5124 Oregon Trail in Amarillo. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Jennifer was born on November 13, 1976 to Jimmie Nations and Linda Beasley. Jennifer never knew a stranger. She was full of life and love. She was quick to help others and she spread the joy of life. She was a devoted mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and cousin. She had a love for animals that she expressed with her beloved Midnight, Jack, and Snow. Jennifer was a free spirt that loved to explore and travel. In her travels she spread God’s love and good will to all in need. Jennifer’s hobbies included crafts, music, and spending time with friends and family. She will be dearly missed by all.

Jennifer is survived by her son Jacob Nations, mother Linda Beasley, sister Melisa Martinez, nephews Brandon Martinez and Braxton Martinez, grandmother Leota Beasley, uncle Gary Beasley and wife Debra Beasley, aunt Carol Weeks and husband Larry Weeks, uncle Tim Nation and wife Vicki Nation, uncle Roger Nation and wife Sandy Nation, and many loving cousins.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her father Jimmie Nations, grandfather Edwin Beasley, grandmother Sammie Nation, grandfather Robert Nation and uncle Toby Nation.


Obituary for Judy Brown

Amarillo Obituary for Judy Brown

Judy Brown, age 60, of Amarillo passed away on February 24, 2018.

A celebration of her life will be at 3:00p.m. Friday, March 2 at Destiny’s Garden, 1134 E Loop 335 South. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Judy was born  on July 2, 1957 in Rogers, Arkansas. She married Eddie Brown on January 18, 1975 in Pryor, Oklahoma. She enjoyed fishing, camping, gambling, and family gatherings. Her family and friends held a special place in her heart, but above all she devoted her life to God. Judy was full of joy, and would light up a room with her smile. She will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Norma Roles, and father in law, Edward Arthur Brown.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Eddie Brown; children, Robin Brown, and Tiffany Brown Fagan and husband Zack all of Amarillo; Siblings, Joyce Hargis and husband Elbia of Erick, OK, Jeanette Click of Sayre, OK, Janet Mitchner of Elk City, OK, James Payne and wife Becky of Amarillo, 15 nieces and nephews, multiple great and great great nieces and nephews, a pup of her own, and her granddogs.


Obituary for Jimmie Guy Harris

Jimmie Guy Harris of Amarillo, TX
Jimmie Guy Harris, 71, of Shamrock, passed away February 17, 2018.  Memorial service will be Saturday February 24, 2018 at Calvary Christian Fellowship 913 S. Main, Shamrock, Texas at 1:00p.m.  Bro. Joe Jernigan and Bro. Mark Howard will be officiating.
Jimmie was born on May 10, 1946 in Cooper, Texas.  Jimmie was a twin with his sister Maggie and was the oldest of 5 children.  He lived a colorful life and in several locations over the years.  He moved back to Shamrock in 2002 where he established an auto repair shop and continued to work there until his death.  He loved the Lord and was passionate about reading and studying the Bible and having in depth discussions about scripture with anyone he could corner.  He enjoyed everyone stopping by the shop to visit.  Those were the highlights of his days.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Priscilla Harris, his parents George B. and Garland Harris, a twin sister Maggie Harris Harrel and a sister Judy Chalones Harris.  He is survived by a daughter Samantha Harris Chase and husband Michael, a son Jimmie A. Harris and wife Vicky and a daughter Gina Harris Banuelos and husband Gerardo.  3 grandsons Isaiah, Khalid, and Aidan.  5 granddaughters Klarissa Wilson and husband Jason, Melissa, Bailee Hart and husband Corbin, Kiara and Kaylah, 2 great grandchildren and 1 on the way, a brother Roy Harris and wife Yolanda, a sister Georgia Harris Lanham and husband Kenneth and many nieces and nephews.

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.