Obituary for Macie Clarrena Spear

Macie Clarrena Spear

Macie Clarrena Spear, 81, of Amarillo died May 6, 2018. Memorial Services will be held May 12, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 2101 N Coulter Street in Amarillo. Arrangements are by Lighthouse Funeral Home, 4207 S. 21st Avenue.

Clarrena was born November 25, 1936 to Norman Leslie and Cora Lee Dyer in Bokchito, Oklahoma. She attended high school in Phillips, Texas graduating in 1955 where she earned the nickname “Smiley” for her cheerful countenance and kind disposition. She then attended Frank Phillips College and West Texas State University graduating in three years with a Bachelor of Elementary Education degree.

She accepted a job in Fritch, Texas to teach second grade. This is where she met her future husband, Aubrey Alvin Spear, Jr., who was a coach and teacher at the same school. They began dating and were married on June 7, 1959 in Borger, Texas. That is when they began their journey through life together. It was quite a journey. They truly lived an American Dream. In May 1962, she and her husband walked on to the stage to receive a Master of Education degree. Soon after her graduation, on June 28th, she had a son. They raised three children and she taught for thirty years in several different schools before retiring from River Road I.S.D. in 1992.

Clarrena was a woman of faith. She was very active in her church until her failing health prevented her from attending. She loved the Lord and her Church with all her heart. Her family was her life. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is predeceased by her parents and one sister, Norma Lee Leake. She is survived by two daughters and a son. Leslie Schmidt and her husband, Steve, of Amarillo, Texas. Debra Cumbest and her husband, Jim, of Flower Mound, Texas. Aubrey Alvin Spear, III and his wife, Donna, of Lubbock, Texas. She is also survived by her husband of almost 59 years. She is survived by two sisters: Lavon Littel of Amarillo, Texas and Joy Cummings of Raton, New Mexico. She is survived by 10 grandchildren: David West, Jr. and his wife, Emily, of Dalhart, Texas; Kandas Graham and her husband, Dustin, of Amarillo, Texas; Joshua West of Wimberley, Texas; Aubrey Spear, IV (Brey) and his wife, Corrinas, of Conroe, Texas; Seth Spear and his wife, Tanlee, of Snyder, Texas; Heath Spear of San Antonio, Texas; Jimmy Cumbest, Lacie Cumbest, Dacie Cumbest, and Andy Cumbest of Flower Mound, Texas. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to either Cal Farley’s or to your favorite charity.

Obituary for Esperanza Ramirez Ibarra

Esperanza Ramirez Ibarra died Monday, April 23rd 2018. She was 81 years old.

She was born in Chihuahua, Mexico on February 20th of 1937.

Esperanza is survived by three daughters Frances Lomana, Guillermina Ibarra, and Hope Ibarra; 11 grandchildren and their families; and 16 great-grandchildren.

A private burial took place at Llano Cemetery on Thursday, April 26th with Father Francisco Perez as the Celebrant.

Obituary for Emma Mae Franklin

Emma Mae Franklin, Amarillo TX

Emma Mae Franklin, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Amarillo.

A celebration of her life will be at 11:00am Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at New Birth Bible Fellowship, 1342 NW 12th Ave with Pastor EJ Cofer officiating. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Emma was born on January 27, 1936 in Bullard, TX, and had resided in Amarillo for several years. She enjoyed fishing, playing Bingo, and cooking. Her fried chicken and cobblers were among the best, and anyone that had the privilege of enjoying her cooking knew that. She loved her family, and especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her faith is what made her strong, and she was a faithful servant of Jesus regardless of any trials she encountered during her life. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Emma was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Earl Jenkins; a grandson, Robert “TJ” Jenkins, and 3 siblings.

Left to cherish her memories are 8 children, Shirley Neighbors of Gulfport, MS, Henry Wooten, Genell Wooten both of Amarillo, Annie Marie Wooten of Fort Worth, Thomas Wooten, Robert Clyde Wooten, Patricia Jenkins all of Amarillo, and Michael Wayne Jenkins of Tucson, AZ; a brother, Raymond Harvey, 29 grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren and other relatives.

“Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
-Matthew 25:23

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.