Obituary for George “Bo” Boling Dunn III

George “Bo” Boling Dunn III

George “Bo” Boling Dunn III went to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on January 2, 2019.  He was the husband of Cathy Steen Dunn. They shared 44 years, 11 months and 23 days together.

Born in Roswell, New Mexico, he was the son of George B. Dunn II and Peggy Williams Dunn. He graduated from Mobeetie High School and Amarillo College. He retired as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas.  He enjoyed church, family, friends, small dogs, outdoor sports and watching the Dallas Cowboys.

He is survived by his wife Cathy Dunn; children Tafney and Corey Ulven, Mattie and Scott Morris; grandchildren Hannah, Adam, Kenzie, Aaron, Skye, Andrew; great-grandchildren Kaygan, Brekkon, Emerie; sister Tanya and Ronnie Stuart; he was preceded in death by his father and mother.

Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Student Ministry at Trinity Baptist Church of Amarillo .

A memorial service was held January 7, 2019, 12:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church Chapel in Amarillo, Texas. Arrangements were under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Obituary for Delia M.Valdez

Delia M.Valdez

Delia M.Valdez was born on March 22, 1935 in Ft. Stockton to Bacilio and Felisa (Sosa) Marruffo. Delia was a homemaker most of her life and dedicated to raising her four children and 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was a devoted Catholic and very passionate about her family.

Visitation will be on Saturday January 5, 2019 from 4-6p.m. at the Kent R Hance Chapel on the Texas Tech campus (2511 17th St). Rosary will follow immediately at 6p.m. in the chapel for those who would like to attend.

All are welcome to gather at Betty and Rubens’ home at 5424 44th St. Lubbock, TX  between 6:30-8 p.m.

Delia was preceded in death by her parents, Bacilio and Felisa Marruffo; brothers, Augustine, Jesus, and Segundo Marruffo; sisters, Consuelo Castro, Bertha Montemayor, and Adela Ibarra.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Sylvia Perez & husband Luis Perez, Evelyn Medellin & husband Richard Medellin, Esmeralda (Smitty) Roye & husband Norman Roye; son, Reuben Valdez & wife Betty Valdez; sister Helen Hernandez & husband Juan Hernandez; brother Ezekiel Marruffo & wife Virginia Marruffo; ex-husband Felipe Valdes and several nieces and nephews.

Obituary for Kelly Lynn Richards

Kelly Lynn Richards

Kelly Lynn Richards, 41, Amarillo, also known professionally as Kelly Fink in her tattoo artistry business, went to be with the Lord on December 30, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 3, at Paramount Baptist Church, 3800 Western Street.  Arrangements are by Lighthouse Funeral Services.

Kelly was born on August 8, 1977, in Des Moines, Iowa. She moved to Amarillo in 1989 and attended Amarillo High.   Kelly was a premiere tattoo artist in Amarillo and was widely admired for her exquisite designs and use of color in creating beautiful works of art on skin.  She was a featured artist in at least eight national magazines and was twice a finalist to appear on the “Inkmasters” TV show.  She was co-owner of the Music Box Body Art Studio in Amarillo.

She was the loving mother of son Ryden Fox Richards and daughter Cricket Rickman of Amarillo.

She is survived by her mother, Alana Velasquez, and stepfather, Benjamin Velasquez.  She is also survived by brother David Richards and wife, Sarah, of Nashville, stepsisters Crystal Fuston and husband Billie of Turkey, Texas, Chanda White and husband, Marty, of Lubbock, stepbrother David Velasquez and wife, Angi, of Amarillo, and by grandmother Gwen Ornell of Duluth, Minnesota, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Richards, and grandfather, Allen Ornell.

Kelly Lynn Richards
Kelly Lynn Richards

Obituary for Vonda Lou Finley

Vonda Lou Finley

Vonda Lou Finley, 81, of Amarillo, was born July 24, 1937 in Hereford, Texas to Joe and Ova (Vernon) Pitts and entered her eternal home on December 29, 2018.  She graduated from Hereford High School, where she met her husband, Bobby D. Finley who she married on August 21, 1957 in Hereford, Texas and they enjoyed 40 years of marriage.  In Hereford, she was employed by Piggly Wiggly. During their life together they were blessed with two daughters that they raised in Hobbs, New Mexico. In Hobbs, she was employed by Levi Strauss and Bob’s Upholstery Shop. She moved back to Amarillo, Texas in 1995, where she was employed by Amarillo Christian School, Cal Farley’s Boys’ Ranch, and Walmart.

Her parents Ova (Vernon) and Joe Pitts, husband: Bobby Finley, and two sisters: Vinita Camp and Lola Holt preceded her in death.

She was a woman of deep, abiding faith in Jesus with a humble, strong love for family and neighbors.

A very devout Christian, whose faith influenced every facet of her life. She loved reading her Bible and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed teaching two year olds at church and children at Amarillo Christian School.

She will be remembered as a kind woman who loved her family deeply and was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ.  She will be greatly missed by her church family with whom she loved, served, and worshipped God.  She “fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4:7

Those left to cherish her memory are her family: two daughters and son-in-law: Belinda Finley of Hobbs, New Mexico and Regina and Lance Lindstrom of Monticello, Minnesota, twin sister and brother-in-law Wanda and John Rowland of Amarillo, Texas sister-in-law Linda Finley of Hot Springs, Arkansas, sister-in-law Deana Finley of Germany, Shannon Tidwell of Amarillo, Texas, and many nieces and nephews, and many friends.

A celebration of her life will will be at 2 pm, January 3rd, 2018 at Comanche Trail Church of Christ at 2700 E 34th Ave. Amarillo, Texas with Trey Morgan of Childress, Texas and David Pounds of Amarillo, Texas officiating.  Interment will be in Llano Cemetery under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

The family requests memorials to be made to the Children’s Emergency Home c/o Comanche Trail Church of Christ, 2700 E 34th Ave. Amarillo, Texas 79103.

Obituary for Kristy Eyvonne Rodgers

Kristy Eyvonne Rodgers went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ at 41 years of age on December 18, 2018 in Amarillo, Texas.

Kristy was born on April 27, 1977 in Amarillo, Texas.  She graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1995.  Kristy’s killer smile and energetic personality were well-known and greatly appreciated throughout her career in Amarillo, most recently as a bartender and night manager at Duke Tracy’s Lounge.

Kristy’s compassionate heart and witty sense of humor enabled her to easily make new friends as well as cherish and nurture life-long friendships.

To know her was to truly love her.

Kristy is survived by the light of her life, her daughter Madisann Eyvonne Jeffries; parents Charlie Rodgers and Becky King; beloved fiancé Alvin Hill; sister Melissa Darnes, brother Kevin Rodgers, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, countless dear friends, and cherished canine companion Sneakerz.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday December 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Freedom Baptist Church in Amarillo Texas, with Pastor Alvin Walker officiating.

The Church is located at 900 Alta Vista Street in Amarillo, Texas 79106.

Obituary for Delilah Hope Rodriguez

Dallas Obituary for Delilah Hope Rodriguez

Delilah Hope Rodriguez, beloved first daughter of Joel and Cameo Rodriguez, was born in the arms of Jesus on December 13, 2018 at Medical City Hospital Alliance. Our lives were touched by the joyful surprise that we got to know her at all. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we prepare for coming to terms with our lives here on earth without her.

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” -Romans 12:12

There will be a celebration of life for Delilah on December 18, 2018 at 1pm at Foust Funeral Home at 523 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Any donations can be made to the family via Go Fund Me to cover medical expenses.

Obituary for Mattie Lee Van Huss Altman

Mattie Lee Van Huss Altman

Mattie Lee Van Huss Altman, of Amarillo, passed away on December 05, 2018.

A celebration of her life will be at 2:00 pm Monday, December 17 at Hillside Christian Church Northwest Campus, 600 Tascosa Rd. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Mattie was born on September 2, 1937 in Milburn, OK. She moved to Amarillo in 1947, and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1956. She married Donald W. Altman on March 30, 1957, and had 3 children, Daryl, Dennis, and Douglas.

Mattie worked briefly for the Amarillo Police Department, and the Helium Plant prior to beginning her career at Pantex in 1960. She retired from there in 1999. She was a lifetime member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, International Alpha Beta Chapter. Over the years, Mattie served as Chapter and District President, as well as serving on the Texas State Council. She attended many state and national ESA conventions, and actively supported many of their projects such as St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital and Special Olympics.

Mattie was very devoted to her family, and was considered “Mom” to many neighborhood children and co-workers. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel C. and Helen Trapp Van Huss; and by a son, Dennis Warren Altman.

Her surviving relatives include her husband, Donald Wayne Altman; sons, Daryl W. Altman and wife Donna, and Douglas Altman and wife Tiffany all of Amarillo; a sister, Margret Stephens of Woodbridge, VA; 3 granddaughters, Danette Fisher, Kimberly Johnson, and Bailey Reynolds; 5 great grandsons, and 3 great granddaughters.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her great grandsons, Zachary Castillo, Hudson Fisher, Teigan High, and Cooper Johnson.

The family will receive friends at Don and Mattie’s home following the service.

Obituary for Michael Wayne Kaltenborn

Michael Wayne Kaltenborn

Michael Wayne Kaltenborn, 57, of Valle De Oro Texas died on Tuesday November 20, 2018 in Amarillo Texas.  Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation. Celebration of Life services will be held at First Church of Valle De Oro on Tuesday December 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Michael “Mike” Kaltenborn was born on September 5, 1961 in Amarillo, Texas. He attended Travis Middle School and Palo Duro High School. He worked in construction and on auto mechanic most of his life. He married his companion and longtime girlfriend, Angela, on September 5, 2013.

Mike was a life member of the North American Hunting Club and NRA. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also enjoyed going camping, traveling, NASCAR, motor crossing and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother Fances Kaltenborn; his father Robert Kaltenborn, his grandparents. Charley and Mary White; two uncles Thomas Bailey and Wilkie Reeves, and an aunt, Dora Reeves.

He is survived by his wife Angela; an aunt, Dottie Bailey of Weatherford Texas and a step daughter Danielle Miracle of Fort Drum, NY; along with numerous other family and friends.

Obituary for Shirley Smith Hawks

Shirley Smith Hawks

Shirley Smith Hawks, 91, passed away at home in Amarillo on November 23, 2018.

She was born to Marie and Drew Smith in 1927 in Lesley, Texas, one of eight children. She taught school in Stinnett during World War II and married Byron Hawks in 1948. They spent many years in the oil business near Spring Creek and after obtaining a BA in education from WTSU, she taught 2nd grade and was very active in the Spring Creek School. After retiring, she lived in Borger, then Amarillo for many years.

She is survived by daughters Cindy, Hilarie, and Robyn and sisters Sue Carter, Lou Mayo, and Liz Padgett and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Shirley touched many lives with her grace, kindness, and laughter and will be sorely missed on this earth.

In lieu of flowers or food, memorial donations to the High Plains Food Bank will be appreciated. Services will be at a later date and arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Obituary for Loyal “Duane” McEvers

Loyal "Duane" McEvers

Loyal “Duane” McEvers, 81, of Amarillo, passed away Friday, November 23rd, 2018. A graveside service will be at 2:00p.m., Monday, November 26, 2018, at Llano Cemetery, under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Duane was born August 13, 1937, in Dalhart, to Bill and Mildred McEvers. He married Judy Herrington in 1964. Duane retired from Tow Brothers in Amarillo, then went on to enjoy his retirement in many ways. Duane loved traveling with his wife. He also enjoyed taking on small handyman jobs, and he was always keeping an eye out for Jeeps that needed fixing up.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Mildred McEvers; sister, JoAnn Bell; and brother, Larry McEvers. He is survived by his wife Judy McEvers, three children: Kim & Doug Kunreuther; David & Karen McEvers; Paula & Kevin Meister, and six grandchildren: Justin Miller; Sara, Ashley & KyleMcEvers; Dillon & Tyler Meister.

The family extends their gratitude to the staff of Kindred Hospice and Abundantly Blessed Home for their loving care and support.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations of memoriam to Panhandle Cancer Cure Foundation.