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Margarita Vargas

Jun 22, 1955 - Dec 03, 2023

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Amarillo, TX

Margarita Vargas, 68, of Amarillo, TX passed away on December 3, 2023. Services will be at 1:00 P. M. , Wednesday, December 6, 2023, a St. Hyacinth Catholic Church with Father Guadalupe Mayorga as the celebrant. The burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Margarita was born in San Luis San Pedro, Mexico on June 22, 1955, to Rafael Acuna and Fermina Hernandez. Margarita was a beautiful, intelligent, strong, loving wome...Read More

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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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Priscilla Monique Herrera

Oct 26, 2002 - Feb 20, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Priscilla Monique Herrera, 21, of Amarillo, passed away on February 20, 2024.The family will receive guests on Friday, March 1, 2024, from 5pm to 7pm at Angel Funeral Home, 2209 S. Arthur. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 2pm in the funeral home's Chapel of Angels with Rev. Chris Condit of Hillside Christian presiding. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery.Priscilla was born to Rodolfo and Naomi (Rendon) Herrera on October 26, 2002 in Amarillo, Texas. She came into this world with a smile that would light up any room. She attended Lawndale Elementary, Bowie Middle, and graduated from Palo Duro High School in 2021.Everyone that knew Priscilla was left with a lasting impact to cherish for their lifetime. She would help anyone in need no matter the circumstance. Priscilla loved her family more than life itself. She loved all of the birthday parties, cookouts, and any event that they were all together. She just loved to hangout and talk and share her beautiful smile that we will all miss so dearly. Priscilla found great joy in taking all of her cousin’s kids to the park and playing with them. She was truly a kid at heart.Priscilla loved to walk. No matter rain or shine, hot or cold, if she needed to get somewhere, she would put on her shoes and head out. She always said, “I love being outside. I’m free to see the world and what it has to offer. When she wasn’t walking around, Priscilla was often found drawing or doing other arts and crafts. She absolutely loved to sit and listen to music or watch a movie with her brothers and sister. She loved cuddling her furbaby Mia.Priscilla loved to go to the lowrider car shows with her parents. She made the family feel at home when visiting. She would bring them blankets, jackets, and other things just so they would stay a little longer.Priscilla is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Thomas Rendon, paternal grandparents Raymundo and Rose Herrera, great-grandmother Josephine Sanchez; cousin Adam Aguilar Jr, baby Marleen Martinez, and furbaby Mia.Those left to cherish her memories are her parents, brothers, Richard and Rodolfo Jr, sister, Dezaray, grandmother, Maria Rendon; aunts, Ester (Manuel), and Dominga Rendon, Maria Quilles, Mamie (Adam) Aguilar, Tammy Rendon, and Suzanna Herrera, as well as uncles Johnny, Rocky, Benjamin, Francisco Herrera; and many other beloved family and dear friends.

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Melvin Levent Freeman

Sep 26, 1940 - Feb 24, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Melvin “Mel” Levent Freeman, 83, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on February 24, 2024.Rosary will be said at 6:00 P.M., Friday, March 1, 2024 in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Mass will be at 9:00 A.M., Saturday, March 2, 2024 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.Mel was born in Tyler, Missouri to Mary K. and Dewey L. Freeman. He lived in Indiana and made permanent residence in Amarillo, Texas. Mel was a loving husband, stepfather, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was caring and giving, and you could always count on him. Laughter was a big part of his character, and he could see the positive of any given situation.Mel enjoyed anything to do with technology, especially working with or on computers. If you had an issue, Mel was your man to fix your computer issues. He enjoyed a career as a Credit Manager for Panhandle Steele and he was very respected by his colleagues. Mel loved to watch movies and enjoyed going to the movies with his wife and sisters! He also enjoyed educating himself on any topic brought to his attention. If someone asked him a question about anything, he’d spend days researching the topic. He loved learning, spending time with family and traveling.He is survived by his wife, Frances Freeman of Amarillo, TX; his stepchildren, Zacarias Rodriquez, Orlando Rodriquez, Philip Rodriquez and Krystal Oldfield all of Amarillo, TX; his grandchildren, Travis Maddox, Austin Maddox, Jennifer Rodriquez, Jessica Lopez, Alessandra Rodriquez, Elias Rodriquez, Alexis McAffrey, Austin Easterly, Alana Rodriquez, Clinton Rodriquez, Miles Rodriquez, Edrena Rodriquez, Natalie Wetsel, Palmer Oldfield, Jameson Oldfield; great-grandchild, Parker Maddox of Indiana; and many more great-grandchildren; his brother, Danny Freeman; his sisters, Sharon Worpell, Karen Song and Kathy Mjolhus; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.Mel will be loved and missed deeply.

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Melba Ruth Burch House

Jan 10, 1942 - Feb 24, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Melba Ruth Burch House, 82, was called home to be with Jesus on February 24, 2024, in Amarillo, Texas.Melba was born in Amarillo, Texas on January 10, 1942, to C.T. and Mildred Burch. Melba was the oldest of 3 girls and had 3 brothers. Melba became a follower of Jesus Christ when she was 15 years old while attending Grace Baptist Church. She was an Amarillo Sandie and enjoyed hanging out with her friends and cousins on Polk Street. Melba met Bob House, the love of her life, while he was stationed in Amarillo, and they were married on April 2, 1960.Bob and Melba raised their children while he was serving in the Air Force. She was involved with her children’s activities as a cheer coach and little league mom. Bob retired from the Air Force and the family settled in Amarillo where Melba began a career in keypunching and held positions with Atmos Energy and Affiliated Foods from which she retired. She worshipped and served the Lord as a Sunday school teacher at Southwest Baptist Church Oasis and had the gift of hospitality opening her home to anybody who needed a place to talk, share a cup of coffee or a place to lay their head for the night. She enjoyed making blankets and quilts for her grandkids, collecting windmills, and listening to her favorite gospel music.Melba was preceded in death by her husband, Robert House, Sr., parents, C.T. and Mildred Burch, sister Helen Jester, brother Don Burch and sister-in-law Pat Burch. She is survived by her sister Beverly Coker and brothers Richard Burch and Ray Burch and by her children Robert House, Jr. and wife, Lynda; Tye House and wife Rebecca; and Meshelle House Bowles and husband Daniel. Melba was grandma to Megan, Robby, Joseph, Joshua, Caleb, Blake, Macael, Jeremiah, Lauren, and Rachel. She was great grandma to Milo and Nicolai.Visitation will be held at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home on Sunday, March 3, 2024, from 3pm to 5pm.Services will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 10am, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tye House, Robby House, Joseph House, Joshua House, Caleb Bowles, Blake House, and Jeremiah Bowles.

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Frances Woodard

Sep 26, 1922 - Feb 27, 2024

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Amarillo, TX

Frances Woodard, age 101, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. A visitation for Frances will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 I-40 E, Amarillo, Texas 79119. A funeral service will occur Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 I-40 E, Amarillo, Texas 79119.

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