Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams, 80, of Amarillo, went to be with her Lord and Savior June 24, 2022, in Amarillo.

Elizabeth was born March 8, 1942, to Elmer and Mary Keck in Rio Grande, Colorado. She loved her little dogs. She raised horses, chickens and rabbits to keep her busy! Elizabeth was a real cowgirl at heart, and in life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Mary Keck; her daughter Trudy Gerber, and a sister, Lona Eaton.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 43 years, Jim Williams; four sons, Randy Glatz, Robert Glatz, Jim Williams, and Johnny Willams, and a daughter, Tina Russell.  She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Ronald Shafer, III

Ronald Shafer, III

Ronald Shafer, III, was born April 4, 2004, in Amarillo Texas. He passed at the age of 18 in Lubbock Texas, June 23, 2022. He was greeted in his heavenly home by his Lord and Savior, as well as his Nana Rena Shafer, Papa Ronald Shafer, Aunt Tammie.

Throughout all of Ronald’s years on this earth he always had a smile that could light up the room and a laugh that was contagious. He had a joke for any occasion just to put a smile on someone’s face. Ronald left an impact on every person he met. He was a very giving and brave young man. He would always go out of his way to help a friend or a stranger. Ronald loved to spend his time with family and friends. He loved cooking with his mom and working on cars with his dad. He would also find new ways to torment his sisters. Ronald loved the outdoors and trying something new.

Those who will continue to carry his light are his loving and devoted parents Roni and Sheldon Hayes; his father, Jose Varela, IV and his wife, Carla Varela; his brothers, Zeth and Donald, his sisters, Misty, Tara, Kyra, Kalee, Kloie, and Summer; his playful nephew Karter, as well as many aunts, uncles, and a multitude of cousins.

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home Friday, July 1, 2022, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Lighthouse Funeral Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave, Amarillo, Texas.




Gary Pfeiffer

Gary Pfeiffer

Gary Pfeiffer, 69 of Amarillo Texas passed away on June 13, 2022. According to Gary’s wishes, there will be no memorial services at this time.

Gary was born April 2, 1953, to Alvin and Wanda Pfeiffer in Amarillo Texas. He graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1971. He retired from BNSF Railroad as a Locomotive Engineer after 40 years of service.

He was loved by many for his free spirit, quick wit and true love of nature, probably most comfortable around a campfire at his Dead Horse Ranch. Gary was generous to a fault and would do absolutely anything for his loved ones, he was the caretaker of our family. Our lives are richer for knowing and loving him. His absence will leave a huge void in our lives.

He was preceded in death by a beloved daughter, Melani Pfeiffer in 1980, and his parents in 2003 and 2006.

Those left to cherish his memory are Deborah, his wife of 27 years; sons Shaun of Edinboro, PA, Keenan and wife Kailyn of Amarillo; three daughters Jenna Gracey and Keeli Pfeiffer of Colorado and Monica Wing of Lubbock, Texas; a much-loved grandson, Griffin Pfeiffer of Houston, Texas; and two sisters Sharon Grant and husband Bill, and Kim Beezley and husband David, all of Amarillo; numerous nieces and nephews, and not to forget his loyal four-legged companion, Bella.

The family would like to thank BSA Hospice for their care and compassion.

Melody Bellows

Melody Bellows

Melody Bellows, of Amarillo, TX went to her heavenly home on 6/11/2022.

A GoFund me page has been set up to help the family with funeral arrangements.  If you are able to help please make a donation to support this wonderful family.  Thank you.

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Carlos Valverde

Carlos Valverde

Carlos Valverde, 78, of Amarillo, passed away June 11, 2022. He was born June 15, 1943, to Solomon and Conferina (Gonzalez) Valverde.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022, at St. Matthews Methodist Church, 1631 South Roberts Street, with Pastor Emanuel “Manny” Burgos officiating. Interment will follow at Llano Cemetery.

Mr. Valverde will be available for viewing on Wednesday from 1:00-8:00 p.m. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 6-8:00 p.m.

Carlos began training as a carpenter from a very young age. He remained a carpenter throughout his life. He enjoyed playing poker and fishing. His love of fishing was shared with his children. Carlos loved his siblings and his parents very much. He suffered a stroke in 2008, yet he never gave up on trying to live a full life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Solomon and Conferina Valverde; his sons, Carlos Valverde, Jr. and Herman Valverde; and five siblings, Cristobal, Aurora, Francisco, Gilbert and Guadalupe.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Theresa Valverde; his daughters, Donna Wilhite-Valverde, and Cynthia Taylor; his only surviving sister, Patricia Martinez, his grandchildren Bryan, Selina, Nicholas, Carlee, Bode, Londyn, and Berlin, and one great-grandson, Lucas. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Nghi Valverde, and two former sons-in-law, Bryan Wilhite, and Jason Taylor.