Laura J. Kuzma

Laura J. Kuzma

Laura J. Kuzma 1942-2022

Laura passed away at Covenant Medical Center Lubbock, Texas on December 21, 2022.

Born on November 24,1942, to Arthur (Slick) Langley and Elouise Wright.

She is survived by her Sister’s Annette and Janie Langley, Son Joel and (wife) Sharon (Missie) Poe. Granddaughter’s Paige Poe, Desiree, and Grandson Ryan Jarrell.

Nephews Dwayne, Carl and Jerry Laza, Niece’s Denise, (McWhinney) Harris &, (husband) Eddie Harris, Molly Bata and several other Niece’s and Nephew’s.

Preceded by her Parents, Brother Benjamin (Benny) Langley, Son’s David and Dean Poe and Nephew Patrick McWhinney.

Laura was a Retail/Buyer/Purchasing Agent employed as a Government Contractor located on Andros Island, Bahamas from 1988 until retirement on 2005. She was a true profession demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and being ambitious and hard driving and retiring on her own terms. She was a companion to some a mentor to others and friend to all.

John Wallace Gooden

John Wallace Gooden

John Wallace Gooden left this earth peacefully to be with the Lord on the afternoon of Monday, December 12, 2022, surrounded by the love of a terrific family.  John was born in Trinidad Colorado on October 1, 1936 to James Francis Gooden and Thora Rose Benton Gooden.

His family plans to have a memorial service in the Spring of 2023.

John proudly enlisted in the US Navy, serving our country from July 1955 to September 1957, achieving the title of Boatswain’s Mate aboard the USS Los Angeles CA-135 Baltimore-class heavy cruiser. John was honorably discharged to the Naval Reserve. The majority of John’s career was spent as a financial planner, helping numerous people successfully achieve their financial goals. He was a giant in the eyes of many, a loving husband, father, son, and a good friend to everyone who was blessed to know him. He regularly attended St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Amarillo Texas. John loved time spent with his family, especially if it involved fishing in New Mexico.

John was preceded in death by his parents; brothers James Gooden and Frank Gooden, and sister Dolly Gooden Trocki.

John is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Geri Skender Gooden; his two children Lynne Gooden Wilson and husband Dewey of Dallas Texas, and John Lewis Gooden and wife Joan of Colleyville Texas; granddaughter Tiffani Wilson Wise and husband Brian of Plano Texas, granddaughter Erin Wilson Mackie and husband Adam of Plano Texas, grandson Daniel Gooden and wife Hwvar of Kensington Australia, granddaughter Hannah Gooden of Columbia Maryland; great-granddaughter Kimber Wise, and great-granddaughter Nora Mackie, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that requests for masses or donations be made in John’s name to St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral (stmarysamarillo.com) or to the Salvation Army.

Naomi Joy McIntosh

Naomi Joy McIntosh

Live Service
Time: Jan 6, 2023 click the link 15 minutes before the service starts at 2:00 PM Central Time

Naomi Joy McIntosh passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at the age of forty-eight in Pantego, Texas. She was born on November 23, 1974, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, beloved by her parents, Vern & Sheryl Bell, and adored by her sister Hannah.

She grew up in Garland, TX, graduating from South Garland High School in 1993 and then earned an Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts from Richland Community College. She loved the arts and took classes at many other schools as well including UTA, Texas A&M Commerce and other Community Colleges.

Naomi was a passionate advocate for individuals with disabilities and among a handful of many retail jobs (one where she met her husband), property management and creative skills positions, she ended up spending many years at Coventry Reserve serving as the Creative Skills Director where she was able to share her love of pottery, working with adults with disabilities. Naomi kept in touch with many of her co-workers throughout her life, cherishing the memories. Her enthusiasm and passion for her friendships was authentic and genuine, and she could always be counted on for encouragement, support, and wisdom. Once you were one of Naomi’s people, she loved you through it all.

Naomi loved classic ‘80’s and ‘90s movies (especially Reality Bites), attending concerts with her daughter and spending time with her family. She made so many happy memories on the back porch of her two different homes, talking with her dogs, enjoying a cup of coffee, or just listening to nature. She loved throwing pottery and even had her own wheel and kiln at home in her backyard studio. She also put her creativity to use when she and her sister opened their own clothing boutique four years ago. She was passionate about being intentional with the time she had left by creating memories with her family, #25yearsofmcintosh. In doing so, she spent time with her two children in Amsterdam, London and Paris, traveled to Maui with her sister and spent an amazing week in Italy with her husband whom she was married to for 25 years, along with many other trips. But her greatest passion in life was her two beautiful children, Mya and Aidan. Being their mom was the most important job in the world to her, and she loved every single moment of it. She loved the unique creativity in each of her children with their love of music and artistic abilities. She protected and advocated for them with everything she had.

The past 21 months presented Naomi with a myriad of challenges. She battled through six different cancer treatments and clinical trials and looked for many solutions while also battling juvenile diabetes at the same time for over forty years. But throughout it all, her smile never faltered. She stayed brave, kind, loving, and optimistic. She was loved and admired by many before this difficult journey, but the perseverance of her spirit in the face of these trials is a true inspiration. Her faith in her Heavenly Father stayed strong, even in some of the darkest of days. She knew there was Hope on the other side, but was not ready to leave those she loved. The family is grateful for all the love and support from the community. You lifted her up and continue to lift us up during our grief.

Naomi was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Harold and Verdine Wood and paternal grandparents, Donald and Irma Bell, as well as her firstborn child, Griffin Caleb.

She is survived by her wonderful children, Mya Quinn and Aidan Pierce; parents Vern and Sheryl Bell of Dallas, TX; sister Hannah Powell (Matt Powell) of Arlington, Texas; and her loving nieces and nephews which included Carys, Rhys, Fyneas and Mavis Powell as well as her two fur babies, Bella and Styles.

A celebration of life service will be held in the Chapel at Watermark Community Church, 7540 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75251 on Friday, January 6th at 2:00pm. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Stupid Strong, Debbie’s Dream or Hope for Stomach Cancer.

Koloa Redburn

Koloa Redburn

Koloa Redburn, 69, of Amarillo, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her family on November 13, 2022, in Amarillo. Koloa was born February 27, 1953, to Thomas Nelson Kelly and Bessie Glendene Carter in El Dorado, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Redburn; her parents, Thomas Nelson Kelly and Bessie Glendene Carter; her sister, Debra Catalano and her nephew, Lonie Basina.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Raymond Redburn, Kaloa Warren and Nolana Redburn; her grandchildren, Yasmin Ortiz, Ramiro Sanchez (23), Christopher Sanchez (22), Ofelia Sanchez (20), Thomas Vanwey (31), Matthew Vanway (27), Sarah Warren (15), Raymond Redburn Jr. (6); six great-grandchildren; five sisters; three brothers and many nieces and nephews.

Robert Lucio

Robert Lucio

Robert Lucio, 65, of Amarillo, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 8, 2022, in Amarillo.

Memorial services will be held at 12:00 PM, Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at St. Matthews Methodist Church, 1631 S. Roberts, St., Amarillo, TX 79102.

Robert was born May 13, 1957, to Pedro Lucio and Maria Carman (Hernandez) Lucio in Quemado, Texas. Robert was a long-time resident in Pharr, Texas but spent 20 years or so in Amarillo, Texas with his family. He was an agricultural farm hand. Robert was also a very talented mechanic. He loved oldies, low riders and cruising’. His greatest enjoyment was talking on the phone with family, he always made friends wherever he went. Robert was a giving man, and he will always be remembered as having a golden heart. Robert was cherished dearly and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Sergio Lucio; his daughter-in-law, Jessica Lucio; his grandchildren, Steven, Charles, Emma, Kanna, Edgar, Eric, Jason, Allison and Sergio Lucio Jr.; his siblings, Antonia Retana and Jesus of Texico, Jose M. Lucio, Arturo Lucio, Arnulfo Lucio and Kim of Amarillo, Rosa Martinez and Tony as well as his nieces and nephews.