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Ann Dean

Apr 20, 1923 - Dec 05, 2023

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Amarillo, TX

Anna C. Dean, 100, of Amarillo, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at Llano East Cemetery, with Pastor Jeff Ponder officiating. Anna was born April 20, 1923 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado to James and Bessie Combs. She graduated from McLean High School. She married her husband Arthur M. "Digger" Dean on February 8, 1941 in McLean. Anna worked as an LVN at the North Plains Hospital in Borger. Her most important job was dedicati...Read More

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Elvira Miranda

Dec 12, 1950 - Feb 26, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Elvira Miranda, a beacon of love and kindness, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2024, in Amarillo, Texas. Born on December 12, 1950, in Crowell, Texas, to Elena Gomez and the late Eduardo Aranda, Elvira's life was a testament to her enduring passion and caring spirit.Elvira's early years in Crowell were filled with the warmth of a close-knit family, including her two sisters, Delia Mejia and Ruth Vallejo, and brother, Stephen Aranda. Her educational journey began in the halls of Dumas High School, where she graduated in 1969, and continued at Wayland University, where she earned her bachelor's degree. It was during these formative years that she met her soulmate, Alberto Miranda in 1967, They were engaged in 1968, and the two were wed on August 23, 1969, and together, they built a life filled with joy and purpose.Their union was blessed with four wonderful children: daughters Dora Miranda and Jessica Miranda, and sons Alberto Lee (married to Estella) and Steven Richard (married to Maria). Elvira's role as a mother was one she cherished deeply, extending her love and care to her twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her life was further enriched by the arrival of her great-grandchild, though she was preceded in death by her beloved grandson Isaac Miranda, father, Eduardo Aranda, and sister, Ruth Aranda.Elvira's professional life was as impactful as her family life. From 1995 to 2018, she dedicated herself to shaping young minds as a teacher at Region 16. Her ability to touch countless lives through education was a source of great pride and fulfillment. Her students and colleagues will remember her as a passionate educator, always eager to inspire and encourage.Outside of her professional endeavors, Elvira filled her life with a variety of interests that brought her joy and allowed her to connect with others. She relished the thrill of finding treasures while thrift shopping on weekends, with a keen eye for unique jewelry and handbags. Elvira's adventurous spirit shone through during her visits to casinos, where her "lucky finger" was a source of laughter and camaraderie. Her love for music and dancing provided countless hours of entertainment and novellas gave a touch of drama to her evenings. S he loved listening to George Strait. Known for her open heart and friendly nature, Elvira never met a stranger. She was the epitome of a loving and caring mother who would go to great lengths for her family, including selling burritos door-to-door when needed. Her enthusiasm for decorating during the holidays transformed her home into a festive haven, a place where family gathered and memories were cherished.Elvira's legacy is one of love, kindness, and passion. These words only begin to capture the essence of a woman whose impact on her family and community was immeasurable. Her absence will be deeply felt, but her spirit will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know her.As we bid farewell to Elvira Miranda, we celebrate a life lived with boundless love and unwavering commitment to her family and community. Her memory will be cherished and kept alive through the stories and lessons she leaves behind. Elvira's journey may have come to a close, but her influence will endure for generations to come.“I love you always”-Adriano, Samuel, Albie, Isiah

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Helen Margaret Wisdom

Oct 20, 1926 - Feb 22, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Helen Margaret (Judd) Wisdom, 97, of Amarillo peacefully passed from this life on February 22, 2024.The family will receive guests at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S Georgia on Sunday February 25th from 4-6pm. Funeral Services will be held at Hillside Christian Church Chapel, 6100 S. Soncy on Monday February 26th at 2pm, with Bill Miller, Mrs Wisdom's son in law, and Rev. Chris Condit co-presiding. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery.Helen was born on October 20th, 1926 in Wellington, TX. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a faithful Christian. She was number 12th of 17 children. She attended Samnorwood School and graduated from Wellington High School in 1943. She went on to marry (57 years) the love of her life, Claude Emmett Wisdom on August 12th, 1944 and cared for him until his last breath. They began to grow their family having 6 children. Their home was always open to all the family and friends that wanted to come over. They were always welcomed with open arms and a meal. She lived such a full life living to this age that she was able to see her children grow, her grand children, her great grand children and her great great grand children.She is survived by her daughter Elaine Loukas and husband Alek of Amarillo, her daughter in law Darla Wisdom of Grand Prairie, her daughter DeAnna Ashton and husband Glen of Amarillo, her daughter Brenda Melvyn and husband Joe of Amarillo, her daughter Carol Miller and husband Bill of Olathe KS, her daughter Tina Stephens Brofft and husband Richard of Amarillo along with 13 grand children, 20 great grand children, and 8 great great grand children. Plus numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband Claude Emmett Wisdom, son Danny Claude Wisdom, son in law David Keith Griffin, grandson Jeremy Joe Melvyn, and all of her 16 siblings.A very special and heartfelt thank you to BSA Hospital and staff. Also ACSC of Amarillo for loving her the last 9 years.

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Elvira Miranda

Dec 12, 1950 - Feb 26, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Elvira Miranda, a beacon of love and kindness, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2024, in Amarillo, Texas. Born on December 12, 1950, in Crowell, Texas, to Elena Gomez and the late Eduardo Aranda, Elvira's life was a testament to her enduring passion and caring spirit.Elvira's early years in Crowell were filled with the warmth of a close-knit family, including her two sisters, Delia Mejia and Ruth Vallejo, and brother, Stephen Aranda. Her educational journey began in the halls of Dumas High School, where she graduated in 1969, and continued at Wayland University, where she earned her bachelor's degree. It was during these formative years that she met her soulmate, Alberto Miranda in 1967, They were engaged in 1968, and the two were wed on August 23, 1969, and together, they built a life filled with joy and purpose.Their union was blessed with four wonderful children: daughters Dora Miranda and Jessica Miranda, and sons Alberto Lee (married to Estella) and Steven Richard (married to Maria). Elvira's role as a mother was one she cherished deeply, extending her love and care to her twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her life was further enriched by the arrival of her great-grandchild, though she was preceded in death by her beloved grandson Isaac Miranda, father, Eduardo Aranda, and sister, Ruth Aranda.Elvira's professional life was as impactful as her family life. From 1995 to 2018, she dedicated herself to shaping young minds as a teacher at Region 16. Her ability to touch countless lives through education was a source of great pride and fulfillment. Her students and colleagues will remember her as a passionate educator, always eager to inspire and encourage.Outside of her professional endeavors, Elvira filled her life with a variety of interests that brought her joy and allowed her to connect with others. She relished the thrill of finding treasures while thrift shopping on weekends, with a keen eye for unique jewelry and handbags. Elvira's adventurous spirit shone through during her visits to casinos, where her "lucky finger" was a source of laughter and camaraderie. Her love for music and dancing provided countless hours of entertainment and novellas gave a touch of drama to her evenings. S he loved listening to George Strait.Known for her open heart and friendly nature, Elvira never met a stranger. She was the epitome of a loving and caring mother who would go to great lengths for her family, including selling burritos door-to-door when needed. Her enthusiasm for decorating during the holidays transformed her home into a festive haven, a place where family gathered and memories were cherished.Elvira's legacy is one of love, kindness, and passion. These words only begin to capture the essence of a woman whose impact on her family and community was immeasurable. Her absence will be deeply felt, but her spirit will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know her.As we bid farewell to Elvira Miranda, we celebrate a life lived with boundless love and unwavering commitment to her family and community. Her memory will be cherished and kept alive through the stories and lessons she leaves behind. Elvira's journey may have come to a close, but her influence will endure for generations to come.“I love you always”-Adriano, Samuel, Albie, Isiah

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Thomas Noble Fowler

Apr 03, 1947 - Feb 29, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Thomas Noble Fowler (“Tom”), of Amarillo, Texas, passed away on February 29, 2024, at age 76. Tom was born on April 3, 1947, to Thelma Jean Paulk and Thomas James Cussen in Amarillo. After attending Allen Military School in Bryan, Texas, Tom returned to Amarillo and graduated from Tascosa High School in 1964. Tom was a decorated veteran. Following his graduation, Tom enlisted in the United States Army and completed basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana and airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and the 5th Infantry Division in Fort Carson. While Tom was completing special training on amphibious assault in Pendleton, California, he was called to assist in the Vietnam War. Tom was injured in action multiple times and received two Purple Hearts for his heroic service. Following Tom’s recovery from the Vietnam War, he attended the University of Texas at El Paso and received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He later attended West Texas A&M University and received a Master of Education Administration and Master of English as a Second Language. Tom worked in multiple school districts throughout the Texas Panhandle and served in various roles, including educator and principal. He highly valued education and enjoyed helping others. Tom married Melva Margrave in 1978 and they had two daughters, Kari Jean and Melanie Kristine. Tom married Leslie Ann in 1986 and they had three daughters, Stephanie Ann, Lindsay Diane, and Jordan Elizabeth. Following Leslie’s death from cancer, Tom married Redawna Gaye in 2000 and welcomed her two daughters, Kortney Dawn and Keeley Taige, into their family. After 32 years serving in the school system, Tom retired and spent time traveling, golfing, and getting to know his grandkids. He was intelligent, funny, and deeply loved by his family. Tom is preceded in death by his father: Thomas Cussen, mother: Thelma Fowler, second wife: Leslie Fowler, and granddaughter: Charlotte Price. Tom is survived by his wife: Redawna Fowler, sister: Janis Gulde & brother-in-law Jay Nichols, sister: Sue Hudson and brother-in-law Jerry Hudson, daughter: Kari Wardlaw & son-in-law Dax Wardlaw, daughter: Melanie Matthews & son-in-law Justin Matthews, daughter: Kortney Ortiz & son-in-law Jose Ortiz, daughter: Keeley Benge, daughter: Stephanie Price & son-in-law Joseph Price, daughter Lindsay Fowler, daughter: Jordan Chavez & son-in-law Ty Chavez, grandchildren Travis, J.T., Ryley, Kristine, Keylonai, Keyson, Keylan, Trazzi, Benton, Cooper, Madeline, Cora and Gemma, and great grandsons Lucas and Prosper. Tom was a devoted Christian and member of Saint Stephen Church of Amarillo. His memorial service will take place at Saint Stephen Church on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

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Ben William McCarty, Jr.

Oct 31, 1953 - Feb 29, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ben William McCarty, Jr., of Amarillo, TX on February 29, 2024. Ben was born on October 31, 1953, in Amarillo, TX to Ben William McCarty, Sr. and Clydie Bunch. Ben married Carolyn Sue McCarty on July 30, 1972, together they shared a beautiful life. Ben enjoyed hiking the Palo Duro Canyon, spending time with family, traveling, attending the Texas State Fair, and listening to old Country Music. Ben spent 6 years serving as a Marine for the United States Marine Corps. After the Marines, Ben joined the Amarillo Police Department. Upon retiring, Ben spent time with his kids and grandchildren as often as he could, they were his true pride and joy. Ben is survived by his brother, Thomas Casaus; two sisters, Bobby McCarty Ryan, and Teresa Christianson; his children, Jewel McCarty, Benbo McCarty, Mark McCarty, and April King; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and multiple nieces and nephews. Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn; his parents; two sisters, Brenda and Diane; and two brothers, Ira and Terry. Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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Olin Lavern Isham

May 05, 1931 - Feb 28, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Olin Lavern Isham, 92, of Amarillo, TX met his Lord on February 28, 2024. Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating. Private burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors. Olin was born on May 5, 1931, in Moran, TX to Harvey and Vern a Isham. He was the oldest of three children. Olin joined the United States Navy and served four years during the Korean Conflict. After his service to his country, he attended Texas Tech University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Geological Sciences in 1958. He went to work for Shamrock Oil and Gas and was working in Spearman, Texas. It was there where he met his wife, Patsy. They met in March and married in October of 1959. Together, they were married for 64 years. They had two children, Dean, who is a professor of design at East Tennessee State University and Cindy, who is a wife, mother, and community volunteer. Through the years, Olin was active in multiple church choirs including College Heights Baptist Church in Casper, WY, University Hill Baptist Church in Denver, CO, and First Baptist Church in Amarillo, TX. He loved to sing and loved to fellowship. While in Denver, CO which was 30 years ago, he loved to ski, play golf, ride his bike, and hike. Olin was a Christian man and loved to give to others. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Isham; son, Dean Isham and wife Connie; daughter, Cindy Johnson and husband Brian; grandchildren, Kyle Johnson, Luke Johnson and wife Sabrina, Quinn Johnson, Caleb Isham and wife Kira; and two great-granddaughters. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, 134 Dodge City Trail, Boys Ranch , TX 79010, The Wounded Warrier Project, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fl 32256, or the Music or Food/Clothing Ministry at First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler, Amarillo, Texas 79101

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Eva Mae Holman

Nov 30, 1946 - Feb 27, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Tribute Eva Mae Holman, 77, of Amarillo, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024, in Amarillo, Texas. She was born November 30, 1946, in Anton, Texas, to Hubert and Roberta Brown. She married M. T. Holman, Jr. November 2, 1972, in Dalhart, Texas. Eva was a homemaker at heart and loved being a mother and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, especially for the holidays, and making quilts for her family. She had an infectious sense of humor and loved to tell jokes and make others around her laugh. She loved listening to blues music and having cookouts. She would open her home to anyone that needed a place to stay or someone to talk to. She was a very loving and strong woman. She will be truly missed by many loved ones and friends. Eva was preceded in death by her husband, M. T. Holman Jr., her parents Hubert and Roberta Brown, daughter Tina Louise Holman, three brothers, Herbert, Hobert and Frankie Brown, and a sister Johnnie Mae Brown. She is survived by her three sons; Tommy Holman and wife Brenda, Bobby Holman and wife Wendy, and Billy Holman, and three daughters; Tresa Holman Nevins, Tonya Holman and husband Matt, and Tasha Holman Richardson all of Amarillo. She also had a handful of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. From the family: We will especially miss getting her morning texts. “Good morning my six-pack. Mama loves Y’all.” Momma, we love you always and forever. To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Doyle Steven Milam

Mar 01, 1947 - Feb 29, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Doyle “Steve” Steven Milam, 76, of Amarillo, TX passed away February 29, 2024. Memorial service will be at 4:00 PM, Monday, March 4, 2024 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors. Steve was born March 1, 1947, in Fort Smith, AR to Doyal Lee and Edna “Jean” Milam. He graduated from High School then proudly served as a SGT Crew Chief for C130 in the United States Airforce. He worked as a mechanic owning his own business for many years. Steve was an avid racer and crew chief and was inducted into the Amarillo Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2022. When not working, he enjoyed spending time with his friends, and most of all he loved spending the majority of his time helping family and local racers tuning their cars and providing guidance. He was proud of everyone involved with racing. Steve was very competitive and loved playing pool, cards, and dice games. Steve didn’t have the best luck in the marriage department, but he finally found his true love, his ’98 Chevy Corvette, which he enjoyed working on and was constantly making improvements. He is preceded in death by his mother, Edna “Jean” Milam; father, Doyal Lee Milam; and brother, Harold Wayne Milam. Steve is survived by his daughter, Tammy Drury and husband Donny of Canyon, TX; son, Steve Milam, Jr. and wife Alisha of Canyon, TX; daughter, Heather Bernson and husband Chancy of Bushland, TX; a nephew, Jeff Milam and wife Brenda; great-nephews, Wayne Milam and wife Amanda and Aaron Milam and wife Ashley; grandkids, John Diamond and wife Shelbee, Matt Diamond and wife Hunter, Stephanie Wells, Ryan Milam, Zoee Tyler, Hunter Mitchell, Jaecie Mitchell, Jaxsyn Amero, and Michelle Amero; great-grandkids, Swayzee Diamond, Kambree Diamond, Krew Diamond, Gracelyn Milam, Alyssa Wells, and Amelia Wells; and his dog, Millie.

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Guadalupe Arjona

Jul 12, 1948 - Feb 29, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Guadalupe Arjona, age 75, of Lockney, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024 in Amarillo. Funeral services and arrangements are pending with the Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Lockney. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Guadalupe Arjona (Lockney), please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Thomas Noble Fowler

Apr 03, 1947 - Feb 29, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Thomas Noble Fowler (“Tom”), of Amarillo, Texas, passed away on February 29, 2024, at age 76. Tom was born on April 3, 1947, to Thelma Jean Paulk and Thomas James Cussen in Amarillo. After attending Allen Military School in Bryan, Texas, Tom returned to Amarillo and graduated from Tascosa High School in 1964. Tom was a decorated veteran. Following his graduation, Tom enlisted in the United States Army and completed basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana and airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and the 5th Infantry Division in Fort Carson. While Tom was completing special training on amphibious assault in Pendleton, California, he was called to assist in the Vietnam War. Tom was injured in action multiple times and received two Purple Hearts for his heroic service. Following Tom’s recovery from the Vietnam War, he attended the University of Texas at El Paso and received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He later attended West Texas A&M University and received a Master of Education Administration and Master of English as a Second Language. Tom worked in multiple school districts throughout the Texas Panhandle and served in various roles, including educator and principal. He highly valued education and enjoyed helping others. Tom married Melva Margrave in 1978 and they had two daughters, Kari Jean and Melanie Kristine. Tom married Leslie Ann in 1986 and they had three daughters, Stephanie Ann, Lindsay Diane, and Jordan Elizabeth. Following Leslie’s death from cancer, Tom married Redawna Gaye in 2000 and welcomed her two daughters, Kortney Dawn and Keeley Taige, into their family. After 32 years serving in the school system, Tom retired and spent time traveling, golfing, and getting to know his grandkids. He was intelligent, funny, and deeply loved by his family. Tom is preceded in death by his father: Thomas Cussen, mother: Thelma Fowler, second wife: Leslie Fowler, and granddaughter: Charlotte Price. Tom is survived by his wife: Redawna Fowler, sister: Janis Gulde & brother-in-law Jay Nichols, sister: Sue Hudson and brother-in-law Jerry Hudson, daughter: Kari Wardlaw & son-in-law Dax Wardlaw, daughter: Melanie Matthews & son-in-law Justin Matthews, daughter: Kortney Ortiz & son-in-law Jose Ortiz, daughter: Keeley Benge, daughter: Stephanie Price & son-in-law Joseph Price, daughter Lindsay Fowler, daughter: Jordan Chavez & son-in-law Ty Chavez, grandchildren Travis, J.T., Ryley, Kristine, Keylonai, Keyson, Keylan, Trazzi, Benton, Cooper, Madeline, Cora and Gemma, and great grandsons Lucas and Prosper. Tom was a devoted Christian and member of Saint Stephen Church of Amarillo. His memorial service will take place at Saint Stephen Church on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

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