Sep 23, 1936 - Dec 07, 2023
Maria Rita Salazar
Apr 16, 1977 - Feb 08, 2024
Maria Rita Salazar, 46 of Santa Rosa, NM passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at BSA Hospital in Amarillo, Texas.Rita was born on April 16, 1977 in Mesa, Arizona to Miguel Porras Salazar and Beatriz (Cordova) Salazar. Rita was raised in Santa Rosa and graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1995. Rita was a dispatcher for the City of Santa Rosa Police Department, she worked at Interrail, GCCF and was a hotel clerk at various hotels in Santa Rosa. Rita was a member of the Santa Rosa Church of Christ. Maria Rita enjoyed working with wood, singing, cooking and hanging out with family and friends. However, Rita’s greatest joy came from the time she spent her nieces and nephews.Rita is preceded in death by her father: Miguel Salazar, her brother: Migual Salazar, Jr. niece: Janel Salazar and nephews: Edward Romo and Andrew Salazar, and aunts: Eva Morales and Guadalupe Valdez. Rita is survived by her mother: Beatriz Salazar, brother: Roger (Paula) Salazar, sisters: Sylvia (Michael) Maestas, Josefina Hands and Mary (Gary) Cordova, as well as numerous family, relatives and friends.Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 1-6PM at Chavez Funeral Home in Santa Rosa, NM, followed by Recitation of The Most Holy Rosary at 6PM.Funeral Service will be Friday, February 16, 2024 at 10AM at the Santa Rosa Church of Christ, with Pastor Keith Ross officiating.Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Santa Rosa, with John Maestas, Anthony Salazar, Carlos Cordova, Steven Cordova, Seth Cordova and Joaquin Estupiñan serving as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Juan Estupiñan, Ayla Weaver, Daryl Cordova, Alexandria Salazar, Jaime Estupiñan, Andriena and Angelina Salazar, Michael S. Maestas and the Class of 1995.Services are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third St., Santa Rosa, NM 88435. 575-472-3369. To place an online condolence or tribute, kindly visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com.
Ricardo Maximo Lara
Jul 03, 1929 - Feb 10, 2024
Ricardo Maximo Lara, 94 of Borger passed away in Amarillo on February 10, 2024. Rosary will be at 6:00 pm on Monday February 12, 2024, at Minton Memorial Chapel. Funeral mass will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.Ricardo was born in Santa Rosa Copan, Honduras to Miguel and Trancito (Leyva) Lara. He was an insulator in construction. He came to Borger in the 1960’s. He married Evangelina Rivera December 27, 1980, in Honduras. Ricardo loved fishing, playing the lottery, going on vacations, selling jewelry, and watching boxing.Preceding him in death are his parents and a sister, Cruz Lara.Surviving is his wife Evangelina of Borger, son Jackson Lara of Borger, daughter Kimberly Aguilera of Borger and twenty-three other children. Also surviving is a brother, Raul Leyva, of Honduras and a sister, Gladys Leyva, of Honduras, grandchildren Isaiah, Vianey, Mundeo, eighteen other grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
May 11, 1935 - Feb 11, 2024
Edward Beecher, 88, of Pampa, passed away February 11, 2024, in Amarillo. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Memory Gardens Cemetery of Pampa with Rev. Byron Williamson, pastor of First Baptist Church of Pampa, officiating. Arrangements and burial are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory. The family will receive friends from 6:00 -7:00 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home. Edward was born on May 11, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York to Christian and Anna Beecher. He grew up in both Brooklyn and Manhattan and graduated from Spring Valley High School where he earned a scholarship in track for college, but he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Puerto Rico where he served his country proudly. As a young man, he married his first wife, Blanche and they had two sons, Craig and Edward, and a daughter, Kim before they amicably parted ways. He found love again when he met Sallie and they married on July 20, 1979, in Pampa and within this union they blended two families. He was a self-employed carpet layer and his career covered over 50 years and spanned several states that included New York, New Mexico, and Texas. Edward found enjoyment reading the Wall Street Journal and he especially liked watching sports that included football, baseball, and golf. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Edward was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Craig; four brothers; and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Sallie Beecher of the home; a son, Edward Beecher and wife Melissa of New York; a daughter, Kim Beecher of Vermont; a stepdaughter, Debra Hunt and husband Curtis of Pampa; a stepson, Doug Hollingshead and wife Niecy of New Mexico; grandchildren, Emily Bremmer and husband Brent of Colorado, Dylan Beecher of New York, Chris Hollingshead and wife Maria of Wyoming, Jeff Hollingshead and wife Chassity of Colorado, Kevin Schiffman of Arizona, Michael Schiffman of Texas, and Hayden Hunt of Texas; greatgrandchildren, Kira, Araya, Khiya Hollingshead of Colorado, Jaiden Chaves of Colorado, and Jaden Hollingshead of Colorado; and by other extended family.
Mar 02, 1958 - Feb 16, 2024
Kay Cotney, 65 of Amarillo, formerly of Stratford passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024 surrounded by her family and friends. Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 o’clock in the morning on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the First Methodist Church in Stratford. The family will receive friends from 6 o'clock to 8 o'clock in the evening on Friday at the funeral home in Stratford. Interment will follow in the Stratford Cemetery under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors. Kay was born to Darrell and Mary Lou Cotney in Dumas, TX on March 2, 1958. Kay went to work for Pantex and retired after working for over 41 years. She was an avid Casino slot player and was the luckiest person, she always won. She loved gardening and always kept the most beautiful yard in the neighborhood. Kay was one of the most generous people we have ever known. Kay is survived by her husband and the love of her life, Nelson Williams of the home; mother, Mary Lou Cotney of Stratford, TX; brother: Kevin of Amarillo, TX; sister: Kim Loerwald and husband Donnie of Phoenix, AZ; niece: Jordan Garday and husband Adam along with their sons: Cannon, Brecken, and Laken all of Phoenix, AZ; nephew: Dax Loerwald and wife Angie and their children: Jaxon and Presley all of Albuquerque, NM; aunt Rogene Garoutte along with numerous cousins and neighbors. She loved life.In lieu of flowers the family suggest, with gratitude, memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 381.
Jose Luis Fierro-Mendez
Oct 20, 1962 - Feb 23, 2024
Jose Luis Fierro-Mendez 61 años de Dumas, TX falleció el viernes Febrero 23, 2024 en Amarillo, TX. El velatorio tendrá lugar el Lunes 26 de Febrero de las 12pm-6pm en Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors Chapel de seguido el Rosario sera a las 6pm. La misa será a las 2 de la tarde el día 27 de Febrero 2024 en la Iglesia Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en 1501 Center Dr. , Cactus, TX 79013 con el padre Victor oficiando. La cremación seguirá bajo la dirección de Beeson~Morrison Funeral Directors. Jose nació el 20 de Octubre del 1962, hijo de Jesús y Juanita Méndez-Fierro en La Boquilla, Chihuahua. Se unió de matrimonio con Olga Fierro el 7 de Agosto del 1983, en Chihuahua México. A José le encantaba ir a pescar y andar manejando su tráiler. Le llenaba mucho de emoción andar de cariñoso con sus nietos, y mucho más compartir palabras hermosas de sus hijos. Duró toda su vida trabajando para proporcionarle a su familia una vida mejor de la que el tubo. A el le fascinaba todo lo sencillo en la vida. Es, fue, y siempre seguirá siendo un guerrero luchador. Lucho mucho para vivir sin quejarse. Recientemente fue diagnosticado con Cáncer en etapa 4 en el Páncreas, hígado, y los ganglios linfáticos. Sufrió años luchando contra la diabetes. José fue de fe católica y siempre será amado y recordado por su familia y amigos. Fue precedida en la muerte por su esposa, su hijo, sus hermanos, hermana, y sus abuelos. A José lo sobreviven sus hijos Luis Fierro y esposa Nora Fierro, Iván Fierro y esposa Vianey Fierro, Nancy Fierro y esposo Hugo. 11 nietos; Kira, Vida, Luis, Jaiden, Yahir, Elijah, Jacob, Anahi, Nicole, Kimberly, y Mason.
Mar 03, 1967 - Jan 26, 2024
Yolanda Gomez, 56, passed away Friday, January 26, 2024 at BSA Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. She was born on March 3, 1967 in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico, the daughter of Arturo and Consuelo (Enriquez) Marta. On October 20, 1995 She married Oscar Gomez in Liberal, Kansas. He survives. Yolanda is survived by her husband, Oscar, of Liberal, Kansas.Her Mother, Consuelo Marta of Mexico. 3 sons; Oscar Manuel Gomez and his wife Magda, of Liberal, KansasIsmael Gomez of Liberal KansasOscar I. Gomez of Liberal, Kansas 2 Daughters; Rosy Gomez and her husband Steven Richardson, of Liberal, KansasDiana Gomez and her husband Manuel Torres, of Liberal, Kansas 3 brothers; Rogelio Marta and his wife Claudia, of MexicoArturo Marta and his wife Lucy, of MexicoAlfredo Marta and his wife Dora, of Mexico 3 Sisters; Leticia Marta and her husband Enrique Ramirez, of MexicoIrene Marta and her husband, Basilio Marrufo, of MexicoMargarita Marta and her husband, Fabian Loya, of Mexico 10 Grandchildren; Alexa, Adrian, Luka, Alonso, Damian, Thomas, James, Serenity, Oscar, and Yareli. She was preceded in death by her father, Arturo Marta and Brother Luis Marta. Visitation will be, on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 9am to 5pm, at the Hornung Family Funeral Home. Rosary will follow at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am, Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1510 N. Calhoun Ave, Liberal, Kansas, with Rev. Charles Seiwert celebrating. Burial to follow at Liberal Cemetery.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hornungfuneralhome.com
Stacey Ann Eubank
Aug 20, 1978 - Feb 15, 2024
Stacey Ann Eubank, 45 of Amarillo stepped into the arms of Jesus, Thursday, February 15, 2024, in Amarillo. Memorial Services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2024, in Amarillo at the Loft Church with Rick Chadick officiating. Viewing will be at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian, Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 9:00 am until 8:00 pm with family and friend visitation 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Funeral Services will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at the Carmichael-Whatley Canadian Chapel with Sheyre Talley and Blain Eubank officiating. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.Stacey Ann Eubank was born August 20, 1978, in Canadian, to Blain and Doris Eubank. Stacey was an accountant for Robert’s Truck Center in Amarillo. She worked as an accountant for most of her adult life after getting a double major in accounting and finance from Iowa State University. If you worked with or knew Stacey for any length of time you learned she loved Jesus Christ, she was a smart, quiet, generous, kind, and loving person. What Stacey loved to do most of all with her time was to think of friends, family and co-workers and find ways to make their lives a little bit brighter; especially if she knew you had had a bad day or event in your life. Her acts of kindness were simple, small but meaningful, she might have made you a small stack of rocks…yes that’s right a small stack of rocks; also known as an Ebeneezer. She wanted to remind you every time you looked at that small stack of rocks that God loved you, that He was with you and that your life was more than whatever the hard time was you were walking through at the time. She knew that God asks us to always remember that He loves us, that He is ALWAYS Faithful, that He will never leave us, nor will He ever forsake us. Stacey’s life was not a bed of roses, she had numerous health issues and struggles with other things in her life, but she always had time for a friend in need of a smile, a hug, or a little time . . . just someone to sit and listen. Don’t get me wrong Stacey could get upset, if hurt she could hold a grudge a little longer than she should, but she was always working on herself to get back to where God wanted her to be, forgiving the hurts and putting behind her whatever the hard feelings she might have had towards someone. She was like all of us perfectly imperfect. Stacey is survived by her much loved four legged child (dog) Daphne; her proud parents, Doris and Blain Eubank of Canadian; her grandfather, Howard Dale Doughty of Canadian; Sister, Mindy Carroll and fiancé Jeremy Alexander of Shelby, Alabama; nephew, Garrett Carroll of Guntersville , Alabama; 3 nieces, Megan White and husband Hunter of Hinton, Oklahoma, Madison Carroll of Jacksonville, Alabama and Abby Carroll of Shelby, Alabama; and 2.75 nieces and nephews, Lane White, Adalee White and soon to be Cooper White all of Hinton, Oklahoma. She is also survived by each of you . . . many friends and "adopted" nieces and nephews, her friends’ kids, whom she loved and cherished each day. We will miss our daughter Stacey so very much, but we will remember what Stacey tried to always remember that God loves us and that he is ALWAYS Faithful, that He will never leave us, nor will He ever forsake us. Because of these things we know we will see Stacey again when we leave this life and join her with our Savior Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven. Memorials may be sent to Night to Shine Amarillo, c/o The Loft Church, 4400 S. Georgia, Amarillo, TX 79110. In memory of Stacy Eubank.
Martha Navarrete Ramirez
Apr 04, 1930 - Feb 21, 2024
Martha Navarrete Ramirez, a cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, left this world peacefully at the age of 93, surrounded by her loving family in her home on February 21, 2024.Born in Amarillo, TX, on April 4, 1930, to Pedro and Lucia Navarrete, Martha's journey was nothing short of extraordinary. Affectionately known as "Wita" to her family, she was a force of nature, leaving an indelible mark on everyone she encountered.Wita's roots in Amarillo ran deep, and her front porch was a sanctuary where she found solace and joy. Here, she would spend countless hours immersed in the excitement of baseball games at Alamo Park, her enthusiasm contagious to all who joined her.Her green thumb was a testament to her love for nurturing life, evident by the garden surrounding a giant tree in her front yard. This oasis reflected her passion for nature and the ability to cultivate beauty in all aspects of life.Easter was a cherished time in Wita's home, as she welcomed her grandchildren with adorable chicks, creating enduring family memories. The living room, resonating with familiar tunes of Old Westerns, Walker Texas Ranger and Caso Cerrado, served as a haven for countless family gatherings.Her independent, unyielding nature made her a formidable presence, never shying away from challenges and always speaking her mind fearlessly. With confidence and strength, Wita became a pillar of support for those fortunate enough to know her.As a matriarch in every sense, Wita's love for dancing and singing echoed through her home. Her kitchen, a hub of joy, resonated with lively notes of Tejano music, setting the stage for impromptu dance parties and laughter-filled gatherings around the kitchen table. Mornings in her household began with a cherished ritual of coffee and newspaper reading, a testament to her dedication to simple pleasures.Beyond family, Wita devoted time to a non-profit center, where she selflessly prepared food plates for senior citizens. Her adventurous, loving spirit extended beyond the confines of home, touching the lives of many. Wita's unwavering commitment to her work and self-reliance had a lasting impact on her family and the community.She is lovingly remembered by her children: Hector Mendoza and his wife Alice, Armando Mendoza and his wife Caren, Willie Mendoza and his wife Gloria, Elidia G. Mendoza, Velma Bentancourt, and Adrian Navarrete; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.She is reunited in eternal rest with her parents, Pedro and Lucia Navarrete; her brothers, Manuel Navarrete and Juan Navarrete; her sisters, Lucia N. Alonzo and Emma N. Luera; and her beloved grandson, Rigo Mendoza, who preceded her in death.A celebration of Martha's life will be held at Rector Funeral Home on March 1 at 1 PM, officiated by Chaplin Danny Logan. Martha will be laid to rest at Llano Cemetery following the service. The viewing will be held at Rector Funeral Home on February 29 from 12 PM to 6 PM.Martha Navarrete Ramirez's legacy is one of love, laughter, and boundless energy. Let's remember her as a source of joy, a fearless adventurer, and a matriarch who enriched our lives. May her spirit live on in our shared memories and the love she bestowed upon us all.
Apr 06, 1964 - Feb 23, 2024
Celia Carrasco, 59 años de Amarillo fallecio en Febrero 23, del 2024.Una celebración de la vida de Celia se llevará a cabo el jueves 29 de febrero de 2024, a las 10 a.m. en la Capilla de los Ángeles de Funeraria Ángel; presidido por el Padre Gabriel García de la Iglesia Católica de San José. Seguirá el entierro en el Cementerio de Llano.Celia Carrasco, hija de Petra Salinas y de Jose Carrasco nacio el 6 de April del 1964 en la ciudad Meoqui, Chih, Mexico. Celia se mudó de Mexico a Amarillo en 1996.Celia de joven trabajo en una carpinteria de madera diseñando muebles, al igual ya de grande le gustava hacer manualidades, pintar y se entrenia hacienda crucigramas, le gustava escuchar musica y cantar , y convivir con su familia su lugar favorite era ir a Texas Panhandle Center donde le enseñaban usar la computadora y hacer manualidades.Tia Celia como le deciamos todos los sobrinos, era una persona muy alegre, amable y cariñosa, jamas veia la negatividad de las personas, le daba gusto verte, su sonrisa que contagiava a los demasque te hacia reir junto con ella. Ella amaba el tiempo que pasaba con su familia, su familia significa todo para ella. A tia Celia nunca la veias enojada ni triste ella era pura felicidad alegria y lo mas importante era Amor. Jamas la vamos a olvidar tia Celia.A celia le sobreviven seis hermanas y un hermano; Lucia Carrasco, Elva Perez, Josefina Carrasco, Dora Reynoso, Martha Carrasco, Lorena Carrasco, y Juan Antonio Carrasco al igual una hermana ya fallecida Maria Cervantez, y le sobreviven sobrinos y sobrinas.
Oct 27, 1956 - Feb 24, 2024
Josephine Campos, 67, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and faithful follower of her Catholic faith, peacefully departed this world on Saturday, February 24, 2024. She is now reunited with her beloved husband, son, and daughter in the eternal embrace of Heaven.The traditional Catholic rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2024, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. with her nephew, Deacon Tino Frausto as officiant.Family and friends will gather to honor the memory of Josephine’s remarkable life at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for a funeral mass with Fr. Gomez as celebrant. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.Josephine was born to Jose and Florencia Frausto on October 27, 1956, in Amarillo, TX, becoming the youngest of the Frausto siblings. Right from the start, she had this amazing connection with her mom, a bond that lasted until her mom’s passing.She married Armando Campos, and soon thereafter they began creating their own family. Josephine was the devoted mother of Armando Campos, Jr., grandmother to Daniel and Jeremiah Campos, and great-grandmother to one. In addition to her role as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she was a beloved sister to surviving siblings, Raymond Frausto, Benny Frausto, Ricky Frausto, Julia Frausto, and Toni Escamilla.She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael Frausto and Tino Frausto; and sisters, Guadalupe Frausto, Amelia Preciado, Elena Frausto, and Margie Silva.Josephine, known for her quiet demeanor, had a heart full of love and kindness that touched the lives of all who knew her. She was a strong and resilient soul. She faced life’s toughest challenges, experiencing the heartache of losing her children and husband, yet she never lost her unshakeable faith in God.A unique and affectionate gesture of Josephine was her tendency to playfully pop people’s knuckles. This small, yet memorable, act was a trademark of her love and care for those close to her. It was a simple way she expressed her affection and brought joy to those in her presence.Family meant everything to Josephine. In the midst of life’s trials, she found joy in spending time with her loved ones, especially during shared meals filled with laughter and warmth. Dining out with family created precious memories that will be cherished by all who had the privilege of being part of those moments.