Obituary for María De la Paz Ortega Padilla

María De la Paz Ortega Padilla

María De la Paz Ortega Padilla passed away on March 15, 2019 in Amarillo.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 6:00pm Friday, March 22 at CP Event Center, 310 S Ross. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am Saturday, March 23 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father José Gomez as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

A viewing will be held from Noon to 8:00 pm Thursday, March 21 at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 4207 SW 21st Ave.

Maria was born on January 24, 1935 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Luis Ortega and Manuela Aranda. She was married to Agustín Padilla for 57 years. They were members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where she served as a Guadalupana for many years. She will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Maria was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 7 siblings.

She is survived by 4 sons, Guadalupe Padilla of Lamar, Colorado, Gilbert Padilla, José Padilla and wife Christina all of Amarillo, Agustín Padilla of Chihuahua, Mexico; 16 grandchildren and 56 great grandchildren.

Obituary for Alfred Bousquet

Alfred Bousquet

Alfred Bousquet, 81, of Amarillo, Texas passed away at home on March 7, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am Tuesday, March 12 at Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services. Military Honors will be rendered by the Volleys for Veterans at Noon following the visitation.

Al was born April 8, 1937 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Alfred H and Beatrice Bousquet. He was an only child.

Al was an avid motorcyclist who enjoyed riding his bike with friends as well as alone. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his family.

He was in the air force and following completion of service he was employed as a truck driver than worked for the State until his retirement.

Al Married his wife Joyce of 43 years on November 1, 1975 at which time they united not only as a couple but as a blended family.

Al was a man of few words but was strong in character and values. His family will miss him dearly.

Al is survived by his wife Joyce Bousquet, his daughters Linda Norris, Janet Edwards and Cheryl Cruz. His sons Alfred J Bousquet, Rick Bousquet and Danny Haire. He also has 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren and his loyal dog Dexter.

He was preceded in death by his father Alfred H Bousquet, mother Beatrice Patrick, daughters Julie Whitaker and Sandra Bousquet.

Obituary for Richard Lee Timmons

Richard Lee Timmons

Richard Lee Timmons passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 6th in Amarillo, TX at the age of 70 due to the recent discovery of a brain tumor.

Rick was born in Amarillo, Texas on July 16th, 1948 to Ed and Dorothy Timmons who both preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Francie (Timmons) Pittman, 2 daughters Jennifer (Timmons) Sorrell and Michele (Timmons) Taylor and 7 grandchildren.

Rick grew up in Amarillo Texas attending Avondale Elementary, Sam Houston Middle School and Tascosa High School. Growing up he loved playing many sports, but baseball was his true love. He was an accomplished 3rd baseman and received a scholarship to play for Odessa College. All of the Timmons family loved baseball and spent countless hours traveling to games and supporting Rick while he played.

In 1968 he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the heavy cruiser USS Canberra during the Vietnam War. Upon returning to Amarillo, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business and began his banking career at Amarillo Federal Credit Union. He was employed with them for over 20 years eventually rising to the position of President. He finished his working career as a car salesman for many dealerships in Amarillo.

Rick married Lou Ann Mannon in 1975 and they enjoyed 22 years of marriage. They had two amazing daughters, Jennifer and Michele. Rick and Lou were active participants in their girls lives. They spent most of their spare time cheering them on in gymnastic meets, cheerleading events, and volleyball games. Rick and Lou were their daughters biggest fans. They never missed a game or important event. In their leisure time, Rick loved taking his family on various vacations – especially if the ocean was involved. The Timmons clan enjoyed many hours playing at the beach and attending professional baseball games.

Rick had many hobbies, though his greatest love was watching and playing baseball. He was a die hard fan of the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers. Rick was also known to play an occasional Sunday golf game and had a great appreciation of classic cars. He was well known for his black 57 Chevy, which he fully restored and drove daily for over 20 years. Not only did he love classic cars, but also classic music. He spent many nights with his family playing his favorite oldie songs on a full size jukebox Lou had found for him. He was also known for getting a few tickets while jamming his oldie music too loud!  Rick’s giving spirit, compassion and love of life touched many lives and will be dearly missed.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 11th at 2pm, First Baptist Church in Amarillo, TX in the Chapel.

In leiu of flowers, memorials may be made to Another Chance House of Amarillo, TX.

Obituary for Michael David Mackey

Michael David Mackey

Michael David Mackey, known by his closest family and friends as David, went home to be with the Lord on March 2, 2019 at the age of 64. He was born August 21, 1954 to Archie and Betty Mackey in Andrews, Texas.

David retired from Warren CAT in 2016, where he worked as a heavy machinery mechanic. Always the great outdoorsman, he loved fishing, camping and hunting. One of his greatest adventures was moving his family to Alaska, where he worked on the North Slope. Some of David’s favorite things included sweet tea, t-shirts with pockets, John Wayne and road trips with his wife.

David was known for his sense of humor and especially his off the wall expressions. He is surely somewhere in heaven “Standing on his head, stackin’ BBs.” David loved working with his hands and instilled that same joy of creating, fixing and tinkering to his children, making the family motto “I could make that.”

David is survived by his wife, Rochelle Mackey. A son, Bryan Mackey, daughters, Mandy Thackerson (husband Matt), Misty Pulliam (husband Josh), and Megan Mackey (Arnold Escobar), and two step-children Kenny Wilkinson (wife Kelbi) and Kerri Wilkinson (Scott Read). Grandchildren Michaela Mackey, Reese, Rylan, Emma and Roxie Thackerson, AnnMarie, Graham and Lilly Pulliam, Benji Sisk, Jaidon Phommyvong, Ayden and Mason Burkett. A brother, Tim Mackey (wife Betty) and sisters, Linda Harris (husband Aubrey) and Michele Lively (husband Jason).

A celebration of life will commence on Saturday, March 30th at 3:00 p.m. at Viewpoint Event Center, 5000 Viewpoint Ave, Amarillo, TX 79124.

Obituary for Cynthia “Cindy” Carole Loyd

Cynthia "Cindy" Carole Loyd

Cynthia “Cindy” Carole Loyd, 60, of Amarillo, Texas went to heaven to join the Lord on February 19, 2019.

A visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 4207 SW 21st Ave. Services will be on Saturday, March 2nd at 2 P.M. in Hillside Christian Church Northwest Campus located at 600 Tascosa Rd.

Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Joe B. Winstead Sr.; mother, Estelle Winstead; and older brother, Leonard “Bo” Winstead.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel Archuleta; daughter, Haley Archuleta (and her partner, Jordan Stephens); grandson, Kellan J. Stephens; brothers, Joe Winstead, Mike Winstead (and wife Glenda Winstead), Robert Winstead (and wife Vera Winstead), Joe B. Winstead, Jr., and Adrian Winstead (and wife Deborah Winstead);  her sisters Ann Donoval and Judalon Mask, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Cindy was born on September 26, 1958 in Norfolk, Virginia to Joe B. Winstead, Sr. and Estelle Winstead, the youngest of nine children. The family moved to Pensacola, Florida where she grew up. In December 1976, she moved to Texas, where she met the love of her life, Sam. The young couple had a beautiful baby girl, Haley. Haley blessed Cindy with a grandson, Kellan; Cindy would bend over backwards to do anything for him. Her family was her world, and she loved each of them very much.

Cindy was a loving wife, mother, “Gramma,” sister, and friend. She was willing to do anything for the people she loved. She’d give them the shirt off her back If they needed it. She was a fighter, a warrior, and a survivor. Her struggles included several surgeries and enduring breast cancer and its treatments. Through it all, she came out of each one stronger than before. Nothing could get in the way of her enjoying life and her family.

She had a contagious smile and laugh with which she welcomed everyone. She touched many lives and will be sorely missed.

Obituary for Alana Talbot Moellmann

Alana Talbot Moellmann

Our beautiful wife and mother Alana Talbot Moellmann, 56, passed away in her sleep on Monday February 11th, 2019 in Amarillo Texas.

Services are planned for Wednesday, February 13th where a 5 pm viewing and a 6 pm service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 2101 N. Colter st. Amarillo Texas.

Alana was born on August 17, 1962 in Logan, Cache county, Utah to Hyrum Eugene Talbot and Joycealene Chatterton Talbot. She was raised and grew up on a wonderful farm in Moreland Idaho.

She was proceeded in death by paternal grandparents Henry Leon and Alice Naomi Seamons Talbot.  Maternal grandparents Norman J and Thelma Nessen Chatterton. Sister Kristine Talbot Olsen and brother in law David Lamar Olsen. Also by her father in law Guenther Anton and Beverly Lorraine (Smith) Moellmann.

She is survived by her husband James Randolph Moellmann, her sons Derek James and Devin Michael and Brittnee (Talley) Moellmann. Her parents Hyrum Eugene and Joycealene Chatterton Talbot.  Sisters Pamela (Layne) Harker, Dawnette (Kent) Oram, Laurel (Brian) VanOrden and Brother Kyle Eugene Talbot and her sister in law Ruth Ann (Jim) Weatherford.

Alana had a love for life and almost anything you can imagine. She was loved by all who met her and has been frequently described “as close to an angel as anyone could be.” She was always concerned with others and gave everything she could to help someone. Her friends referred to her as “one of the sweetest people I have ever known.” She believed in the best in people and always wanted the best for them.

She had wonderful talents to make and create beautify art, craft and decoration projects. One of her most favorite activities was to sing and play the piano. She was frequently ask to accompany or sing for special events. To those who heard her sing, it was not forgotten and often became a cherished memory. Her ability to bless and touch others hearts through music was a true inspiration.

Growing up on a farm in Idaho taught her an unbelievable work ethic, she never quit to the point it got her in challenging conditions. In spite of all her health challenges, she loved to bless and help others. Even if she was watching TV, she was also working on a crochet project at the same time.

She had faith beyond belief and has an undying love for our Savior Jesus Christ. She would not let her physical limitations get in the way, she was always willing to do whatever was asked of her. One day she fell on her way into church and cut her arm pretty badly. She simply covered her arm with a tissue and went inside and played the organ for the sacrament meeting, trying not to let blood drip on the organ.

Her example of love and sacrifice will long be remembered.


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Obituary for Jerry Max Duggan

Jerry Max Duggan, Tyler TX

Jerry Max Duggan, 82, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019, in Tyler Texas. No services are planned.

Jerry was born June 7th, 1936, in Dialville, Cherokee County Texas, located just south of Jacksonville, to Charles Edward Duggan and Ethylene Rossie Hill Duggan. Jerry moved with his family in 1945 to Andrews Texas and lived in various Humble camps, living in the Humble camp at Flory, located in the Means field of Andrews county Texas. Then to the Parker camp west of town before moving to town where he graduated Andrews High School in 1955. He entered the US Army, and was stationed in Germany, and discharged at the end of 1959.

He married Frieda his first wife while in Germany and they settled in Andrews, he worked for Humble and later Exxon upon his return from the service, going to Saudi Arabia with Aramco where he finished his career in the oil field. He later went to work for the Midland Sheriffs office in Midland County.

He is survived by his three sons, Ken Duggan of Midland, Glenn Duggan of Midland, and Curtis Duggan of Midland, Granchildren Ericka Carter and husband Bill and great granddaughter Madeline of Henryetta OK, Max Duggan and Tember Hopkins Of New York, Hunter Duggan of Midland and Brock Duggan of Midland, his significant other and best friend Marie Pease of Tyler. Two sisters Beth McDonald of Kingsland, and Charlene Benton of Irving.

In his later years he spent time hunting and fishing at his place in Leakey Texas, and as a Senior volunteer at Hoards Creek in Coleman, many trips across country visiting Yellowstone and the national parks with Marie. And was especially proud of his work with the Make a Wish foundation that he volunteered on with so many of his dear friends. He also had become a regular at the Andrews 55 to 59 Class Reunions and enjoyed all his former classmates.

In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to Make a Wish foundation, or a charity of your own.

View the obituary video for Jerry Max Duggan here.

Obituary for Stephen Lewis Aikens Jr.

Stephen Lewis Aikens Jr

Stephen Lewis Aikens Jr. born on January 29, 1975, and passed away on January 29, 2019.

He was a lover of life, the true life of the party with his infectious smile and contagious laugh. He welcomed everyone into his life with open arms. Was willing to give his last dollar and do without to make sure others were taken care of. A man that touched so many lives.

He is survived by his wife Kristile Aikens, mother Sharon Aikens, son Johnathan Aikens and step sons Johnathan Barrios and Troy Barrios. Along with many many family he chose.

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

Obituary for Galane Kelly Culver

Galane Kelly Culver

Galane Kelly Culver AKA Kitty, Jenny, was born in Amarillo, TX to Francis Kelly and Marcus Davis, on January 28, 1966.

She was a proud mother of 4 daughters Arica, Astere, Amalakya, & Anais and 3 sons Areno, Anfernee, & Antonio. She was a loving grandmother to 7 beautiful grandchildren.

She was a happy, joyful woman that loved to travel. She was beautiful inside and out, and always kept a smile on her face. She had the most beautiful stunning hazel eyes, that we most definitely will never forget.

She went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday January 28, 2019, her 53rd birthday.

Fly high with the angels Mom. We love you!

Obituary for Lee (Leland D.) Boyd

Lee (Leland D.) Boyd, of Amarillo, passed to eternal life on January 24, 2019. Lee was born December 19, 1934 to Thomas Jackson Boyd and Beulah Echo Spence near Chilton, in Falls County, Texas. After graduating from Chilton High Lee attended Tarleton College and then graduated from Texas A&M University in 1957 with a BA – Journalism.
While at Tarleton he met Bonnah F. Brawley of Glen Rose. They maintained their relationship and married on Feb. 14, 1958. Lee served as a general reporter for newspapers in Friona, Bovina, Littlefield, McCamey, and Kermit Texas and Winkleman AZ. from 1958-1965. Daughter Darla was born in Littlefield in 1959. Son Dan was born in Fort Worth in 1960. The Boyd family moved to Lubbock in 1965 where Lee began a 10-year career as reporter for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Lee moved to Amarillo in 1976 where he began to work for Iowa Beef Producers. Lee and Bonnah divorced in 1979.
Lee met Nadene Moore in Amarillo. They were married on Aug 23, 1980. Lee became step dad to Barbara, Patricia, Kay, James Allen, and Shirley. He loved his 16.5 year career with the Amarillo Street Department retiring in 2008.
More than any career Lee is remembered as a man of a gracious and encouraging spirit who loves Jesus and walked in the power of the Holy Spirit. He and Nadene shared a love for ministry to men and women incarcerated in area prisons.
He was preceded in death by sister Geneva Davis and brothers Iverson and Melvin Boyd and grandson Skylar McFadden.
He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight and half years, Nadene Moore Boyd; daughter Darla Boyd of Houston; son Rev. Dan Boyd (Renee) of Carlsbad, NM; stepdaughters Barbara Cullen (Bennie) of El Reno, OK, Patricia Coombs of Wichita, KS, Kay Leftwich of Van Buren, AR, Shirley Moore of Amarillo, TX and stepson James Allen Moore (Eydie) of Wichita, KS. Lee is survived by 19 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren.
He is also survived by his brother Nolan of McGregor, TX and sister Ruth Nicholson of Pinetops, NC. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and treasured family and friends.
A celebration memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Jubilee Apostolic Church at 5804 Erik Ave. in Amarillo, TX. The family requests memorials to the church.