Obituary for Randal Eugene Janow

Randal Eugene Janow

Randal Eugene Janow, 66 of Amarillo fought a long hard battle against Cancer. He went to join the angels on Thursday July 25, 2019.

Randal was born on April 29, 1953 in Mooreland, OK. He moved to Amarillo where he met and married Cathy. They were married on September 1, 1973. Randal enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 19.

Serving 20 years he then retired from the U.S. Army. He worked for Duke Electric for 14 year and 5 years for Elliot Electric.

Randal was happiest when he was fishing, sitting on the back porch, and cooking out with family and friends. His favorite college football team was Texas Longhorns.

He preceded in death by his father Vernon and mother Shirley Janow.

He is survived by his wife Cathy; 2 sons, Joe and wife Daphne Janow, Jack Janow and wife Shauna Janow; sister Debbie Janow; 2 grandchildren Brian and Krissie Janow; 1 great-grandchild Grayson who was born April 29, 2019 on Randals’ birthday.

Service will be held at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial, Thursday, September 6th 1:00 PM. 4101 South Georgia, Amarillo, TX

Obituary for Donald Wayne Altman

Donald Wayne Altman

Donald Wayne Altman, of Amarillo, passed away August 21, 2019.

Donnie was born on November 4, 1937, in Amarillo, to Frank C and Gladys Altman, and was a lifetime resident of Amarillo and graduated Amarillo High in 1956.

He married Mattie Lee Van Huss on March 30, 1957, and had 3 children, Daryl, Dennis and Douglas.

Don attended Amarillo College and West Texas State University. Don began his career in the early days of data processing, working as data processing manager for First National Bank of Amarillo. Don later worked for IBM in Amarillo, and then finished his career with Region 16 Education Service Center, where he retired.

Don was an avid Texas Tech Enthusiast and was a Football Season Ticket Holder for over 30 years. He had also recently become a big “Sod Poodles” fan. Don was very devoted to his family and was considered “Dad” by many, many neighborhood children. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Gladys; his wife, Mattie Lee; and a son, Dennis Warren Altman.

His surviving relatives include sons, Daryl Wayne and wife Donna, Douglas William and wife Tiffany; his sister – in – law, Margret Stephens of Woodbridge, VA.; Don had three granddaughters, Danette Fisher and Kimberly Johnson of Amarillo and Bailey Reynolds of Eauclaire, WI.; Don also had eight great- grandchildren, Zachary, Hudson, Landon, Teigan, Cooper, Jada, Jordan, and Janae, all of Amarillo.

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

A celebration of his life will be at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday August 27, at the home of his granddaughter, Kimberly Johnson, at 7402 Tacoma Drive.

Obituary for Antonio Mireles

Antonio Mireles

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10 am at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Amarillo, Texas for Antonio Mireles, 33, who passed away on Saturday evening, August 17, 2019 with his family at his side.

Visitation will be observed at Lighthouse Funeral Home on Friday, August 23, from 10am – 4pm. A Rosary will be recited from 5pm – 7pm at St. Laurence Catholic Church.

Interment will be in Llano Estacado Cemetery. Repast will be held at the funeral home immediately following the burial with a meal at the St. Laurence Catholic Church after. Father Hairder Quintero from St. Laurence Catholic Church in Amarillo, Texas will conduct the funeral services.

Survivors include his children, Lilyana and Antonio; his wife, April; his siblings, Sandra Heileman and Luis Mireles; his brother- in – law, Clint Heileman; his niece and nephew, Isabel and Logan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luis Palacios Bustos and Maria Teresa Mireles Cazares; his grandparents, Manuela de Jesus Cazares Castro, Jose Angel Contreras Hernandez, and Heriberto Mireles Zapata; his aunts, Rosa Garza Canales and Silvia Guadalupe Serna Hernandez;  is uncles Jose Angel Contreras Cazares and Roule Mireles.

Antonio was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 28, 1985. He graduated from FederickDouglass High School. He was a longtime resident in the Fauborg-Marigay neighborhood until August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrice relocated him to Amarillo Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to his wife, April, via GoFundMe – Antonio Mireles Support.

A heartfelt appreciation is extended by Antonio’s family to all of the UMC Hospital Staff in Lubbock, TX. Special thanks to all family and friends who took time to visit him in the hospital; especially Jessica Rose.

Obituary for Jan Grimes

Jan Grimes

Jan Grimes, 63, died August 16th , 2019 at BSA Hospital in Amarillo, TX. Her final days were spent surrounded by her son, daughter and other beloved family members.

As per Jan’s wishes there will not be a funeral or ceremony but instead a small family backyard, celebration of life memorial. It will be held August 24th in Amarillo, TX.

Jan grew up in Henrietta, TX and her parents were Leland and Vada Davis, sisters Eunice and Carolyn Cogburn and brother Phil Davis.

Jan was a trailblazer in the oilfield working most of her life in that Industry starting in the late 70’s. She loved the oil rigs and everything about the business. She was able to move and live in several areas, including Alaska, Texas, New Mexico, and Utah with her career. Anyone that worked with her knew she had a true passion and cared about the safety of all “her guys” that worked with her.

Her interest included gardening, wood burning, singing and music, hiking and enjoying nature, and her animals. She could make any rose or flower beautiful and would spend hours and hours in her gardens.

She was also a spiritual person who continued to improve herself throughout her life, reaching many of her goals in the last few years here on earth.

Jan is survived by her sister Eunice Cogburn; one brother Phil Davis; one son, Michael Grimes; one daughter and her spouse, Rebekah and Manuel Hernandez; and three grandchildren, Serenna, Sophia and Sahara.

She was proceeded in death by her father, Leland Davis; mother, Vada Davis; sister Carolyn Cogburn and her husband Mike Grimes.

Condolences may be sent to;
14907 Grimes Circle
Amarillo, Texas 79118

Obituary for Dorothy Lee Dearman

Dorothy Lee Dearman

Mrs. Dorothy Lee Dearman, age 89, of Amarillo, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, August 9, 2019.

She was born on June 24, 1930, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to parents Calvin Finess and Ruth Pearl Fine.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Kenneth Roland Dearman; one daughter, Carole Elaine Michaelis; two sons, Kenneth Allen Dearman and Larry Keith Dearman; one granddaughter, Tana Kathryn Hickman; three brothers, Clifford Finess Fine, Joseph Neil Fine, Ambrose Rayburn Fine, three sisters, Estelline Hoyal Brandon, Arva Jean Pickering, and Fay Ruth Hall.

Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Glenna Ruth Hickman of Amarillo and Carla Jean Dearman of Arlington; ten grandchildren; Robert Trent Tyler of Burdett, Kansas, Carrie Michelle Marshall (Darin) of Aurora, Colorado, Lisa Jean Chambers (Deon) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tracy Lee Ilievski (Zoran), Kenneth Todd Dearman, and Tiffany Denise Dearman of Arlington, Terrell Allen Dearman (Kristina) of Irving, Nicholas Tyson Dearman of Amarillo, and Mathew James Dearman and Kacie Loran Dearman of Canyon; great- grandson, Kenneth Lee Chambers of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and one sister, Velta Janice Kadlecek of Citrus Heights, California, and several nieces and nephews.

Born in 1930, just a few years after The Greatest Generation, Dorothy fit right in with that group. She was admired by her family for her excellent work ethic, can do attitude, and ability to get the job done. She was able to fearlessly tackle any challenge that came her way. She had a quick, sharp mind and tongue to go with it.

In 1947, she married Kenneth Roland Dearman in Amarillo, Texas where they raised five beautiful children.

Dorothy was a very talented cook. Some of her family’s favorites were her Mexican food pepper dish, banana nut bread, fudge, and even her own special beef jerky. She was also known for her green thumb, surrounding her house and property with gorgeous plants. She enjoyed fishing and would meet family at Lake Meredith or Lake Tawakoni for fishing trips. She loved her family and animals, especially dogs.

At the age of 89, Dorothy still had wit, the eyesight of an eagle, and her own strong teeth! She was a one of a kind and will be greatly missed by many.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Rockwell Road Baptist Church, I-27 and Rockwell Road, Amarillo, TX 79118, with Dr. Paul Richardson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, we are asking that donations be sent to either Rockwell Road Baptist Church’s “Feed the Children” ministry at P.O. Box 31495, Amarillo, TX 79120 or to The Salvation Army, 400 S. Harrison St., Amarillo, Texas 79101.  Notate you would like your donation to stay at the local Salvation Army. This organization held a special place in Dorothy’s heart as they made Christmas possible for her and her siblings during a lean year as her parents were struggling cotton farmers.

Obituary for Rosa T. Moya

Rosa T. Moya

Rosa T. Moya, age 84, of Hereford, TX passed away Monday evening, August 5, 2019.

She was born August 30, 1934 to Natividad and Ramona Torres. She married Angel Moya in 1955 and they resided in Hereford, TX.

Rosa was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Her entire life revolved around taking care of her family. Her children and grandchildren were her heart. Her incredible patience, selflessness, kindness and love are just a few of her many amazing qualities that she was admired for.

A part of our hearts left with her when she passed. She will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Natividad and Ramona Torres, her husband Angel Moya, Idelfonso Alvarado, brothers: Paul, Toby and Tomas Torres, great-grandson Levi Martinez and great granddaughter Victoria Rueda.

She is survived by siblings: Terry Cuellar, Mary Trevino, Teodoro Torres and Natividad Torres, Jr.  Children: Lupe Alvarado, wife Gloria of San Antonio, David Alvarado, wife Elvira of Hereford, Nora Guerrero, husband Raul of Dumas, Angel Moya, wife Margie of Amarillo, Rosemary Casias of Dallas, Richard Moya, wife Margaret of Amarillo, Alice Gomez, husband Jeff of Amarillo, Debbie Alvarez, husband Frankie of Amarillo, Bobby Moya, wife Carla of Lubbock, Jesse Moya, wife Michelle of Hereford.
She is also survived by 34 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 pm Thursday, August 8th at Good News Church with a service beginning at 6:00 pm.

A celebration of her life will be at 11:00 am Friday, August 9 at Good News Church, 621 E 15th, Hereford with Pastor David Alvarado, her son, officiating. Interment will follow in St Anthony’s Cemetery under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Obituary for Nicholas Lyoid Howell

Nicholas Loyid Howell

Nicholas Lyoid Howell, 44, of Borger fought a long and hard battle against many health issues, and went to join the angels on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019.

Nic was born May 16th,1975, in Lindsay, California and was a long time resident of Borger, TX for most of his life. This is where he met the love of his life Melissa, and they were married on November 23rd, 2001. He worked in construction and was happiest when he was outdoors fishing, camping, hunting, and cooking out with his family and friends. He also enjoyed playing video games and beating everyone at pool!

Nic was preceded in death by his dad John Franklin Nelson II, grandparents, and aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his mother Deanna Lynn Nelson of Borger, 3 children Chelsea Ann Ramsey of Brazoria, TX, C.J. Ramsey of Borger, and Caleb Ronald Howell of Rockport, TX. He also has 2 brothers, John Nelson of Borger,  Chris Nelson of Sante Fe, TX and a sister Miranda Blackburn of Amarillo, TX. He also has two wonderful grandbabies Jacelynn and Cuyler of Borger. Nic has 5 nieces and nephews, one great niece, many aunts, uncles and cousins that loved him very much.

Obituary for Coyt Lee “Butch” Tigrett Sr.

Coyt Lee "Butch" Tigrett

Coyt Lee “Butch” Tigrett Sr., 66, of Amarillo, TX, died Wednesday July 24, 2019 at BSA Hospice of the Southwest in Amarillo after a brief battle with cancer.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019 @ 11 AM in Hansford County Cemetery, Spearman, TX with Rev. Danny Hendricks officiating.

Butch was born May 17, 1953 to Edgar and Iva Tigrett in Vernon, TX.  He graduated high school in Miami, TX in 1971.

Butch married Jo Dell Ellard in Guymon, OK on June 4, 1972.  They were married 47 years.  Together they had 3 children and 4 grandchildren that he loved dearly.

While working in the Oil & Gas business for 31 years he enjoyed golfing, softball, hunting and fishing.  In his latter years he was a great garage sale junkie.  He loved cooking out with friends and family.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert L “Bob” Tigrett and son Coyt Lee Tigrett, Jr.

Butch is survived by his loving wife, Jo Dell, of Amarillo, TX; two daughters, Tracy Weston and husband Chuck of Borger, TX and Mindy Bell and husband Frankie of Allen, OK; four grandchildren, Bailor and Bryce Weston of Borger, TX and Coyt and Kayd Bell of Allen, OK; one brother, Bill Tigrett and wife Sherron of Perryton, TX, one sister, Joyce Barton of Pampa, TX, three sisters-in-law, Terry Clark and Bobbie Ferris both of Amarillo, TX, Catherine Harper of Liberal, KS; and two brothers-in-law Harvey Carter and wife Charlotte of Georgetown, TX and Jeff Ellard and wife Sue of Stuttgart, AR; numerous nieces and nephews; Annie the dog and his best bud, Dude the cat.

The family requests all memorials be made to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Oklahoma, 907 S. Detroit Ave, Suite 1006, Tulsa, OK 74120.

Obituary for Mary Alice Harrison

Mary Alice Harrison

Mary Alice Harrison, age 64 of Amarillo, TX lost her battle with cancer on Thursday, July 18, 2019.  She was cremated through Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Service.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 3rd at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 200 Tascosa Rd., Amarillo, TX.

Mary Alice Harrison was born February 23, 1955 in Patterson, NJ to Herbert Harrison III and Doris Harrison Jordan.  She graduated from Clayton High School in 1978.  Mary was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

She was preceded in death by both parents, a step-dad Robert Jordan, two brothers Christopher Harrison and Herbert Harrison IV and the love of her life Richard Pierson.

Mary is survived by her daughters Christine Hayes and Shawna Johnson, step-daughter Cynthia Pierson-Hoffman, six grand children Ben, Nadia, and Nate Hayes and Nicholas, Devon, and Jr. Johnson.  She is also survived by two sisters Christina Griego and Trish Henderson. One brother Paul Harrison and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for gift certificates at electronically sent to so family can purchase an art piece made from Mary’s ashes.

Obituary for Gerald “Jerry” Schiller

Gerald “Jerry” Schiller

Gerald “Jerry” Schiller, 72, of Amarillo passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Visitation will be, Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm, at Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services. 4207 SW 21 st Street, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Jerry was born on May 1, 1947 in Comfrey ,Minnesota to Jesse and Elsie Schiller. He attended college after graduating high school in Springfield, Minnesota. In 1971 Jerry and his wife moved to Amarillo, Texas and had his first daughter Shari in 1971 and had his second daughter Stephanie in 1973.

He worked as a mechanic, carpet layer, and later owned a carpet cleaning business, AAA Steam Away. He liked to spend his free time watching Nascar & Sprint races and expressing his love for cars, he was a jack of all trades, and his later years, spending time with his four grandchildren.

He enjoyed gambling. playing pool, and staying creative as he worked in his shop. He’s never met a stranger. He told the best stories and jokes.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jesse Schiller and Elsie Streich Schiller.

Survivors include his two darling daughters Shari Willburn and husband John, and Stephanie Anderson and husband Todd; four grandchildren, Keevyn and Macey Anderson, Aaron Hayes, and Christina Willburn. All from Amarillo.