For The Week of December 10-16, 2017

ISAAC BERGEN

  

Funeral services for Isaac Bergen, age 56 of Seminole, Texas will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Colony Mennonite Church with Bishop John Peters officiating and Bishop Peter Rempel assisting. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Bergen was born in Mexico to Maria (Hamm) and John Bergen on October 14, 1961. He married Elena Neufeld October 3, 1981 in Mexico. He was a member of the Old Colony Mennonite Church and worked as a farmer. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. Isaac had a very loving heart and will be truly missed by his family.

Isaac Bergen passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one granddaughter. He is survived by his wife, Elena Bergen of Seminole, Texas; one son, Abe Bergen and wife Eva of Seminole, Texas; two daughters, Helen Giesbrecht and husband Jake of Seminole, Texas and Nancy Friessen and husband Jake of Seminole, Texas; four brothers, Abe Bergen of Canada, Jake Bergen of Mexico, John Bergen of Canada, and Peter Bergen of Canada; and five sisters, Maria Shmitt of Canada, Tina Hildebrand of Canada, Susie Friessen of Mexico, Christina Klassen of Canada, and Margaret Wiebe of Mexico. 

RAYMOND ANDERSON

Funeral services for Raymond Anderson, age 79 of Seminole, Texas will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Pastor Joe Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boyer Funeral Home on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Mr. Anderson was born August 2, 1938 in Sterling, Colorado to Leah Carolyn (Kuhlman) and Robert Redford. He was a Christian and was a co-owner of Anderson Welding for forty- three years. He married Sue Sessum Presley in Seminole, Texas on May 11, 2001. He was a very generous man who loved his family dearly. Raymond enjoyed cooking and going to the lake in his spare time.

Raymond Anderson passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Seminole Memorial Hospital in Seminole, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Carol Anderson in 2000; and one brother. He is survived by his wife, Sue Anderson of Seminole, Texas; two daughters, Cheree McGuire and husband Max of Maricopa, Arizona and Jamie Varela and husband Tony of Lubbock, Texas; three stepsons, Bruce Presley and wife Kelly of Fredericksburg, Texas, Scott Presley and wife Diane of Ponder, Texas, and Rocky Presley and wife Julie of Keller, Texas; two stepdaughters, Cheryl Taylor of Abilene, Texas and Misty Chance of Denton, Texas; three brothers, Tommy Anderson of Seminole, Texas, Butch Anderson and wife Jenlyn of Seminole, Texas, and Jay Anderson and wife Kathy of Midland, Texas; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

For The Week of December 3 - 9, 2017

ABRAHAM FROESE, JR.

Funeral services for Abraham Froese, Jr. will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Mennonite Evangelical Church with David Goertzen officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.   

Mr. Froese was born June 21, 1974 in Mexico to Helena (Wall) and Abraham Froese, Sr. He married Nancy Rempel in Seminole, Texas on April 10, 1994 and attended the Church of God. He worked as a farmer and was an amazing family man. Abe enjoyed fishing, hunting, and baseball – baseball was Abe and Chelsey’s favorite topic and resulted in many hours of entertainment for them; watching the World Series this year was a highlight of their baseball life together as father and daughter. They were Texas Rangers fans until Nolan Ryan left and then Abe followed him to the Astros. Chelsey swallowed her pride and joined Dad and got Astros jerseys. One of the highlights of Justin’s life was sky diving, a gift given to him by his Dad on his eighteenth birthday; they dove together. Abe also loved to travel and he traveled the world with his wife and family. He adored his mom, and even though Abe had a stepfather, he never treated him as anything less than a true dad.   

Abe was a very humble man and an amazing friend; he was friendly to everyone. He had an infectious smile that everyone loved. He was proud of his life, his family, and his farm; he was a take-charge kind of man. He was a true farmer and other farmers looked to him for advice.   

Abe Froese passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at his home in Seminole, Texas. He is preceded in death by his father, Abraham Froese, Sr.; one brother, Jake Froese; one niece, Anastasia; and one nephew, Nick, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Froese of Seminole, Texas; one son, Justin Froese of Seminole, Texas;     one daughter, Chelsey Froese of Canyon, Texas; his stepdad and mother, Peter and Helena Fehr of Seminole, Texas; two brothers, John and Helena Froese of Seminole, Texas and Nick and Tina Froese of Seminole, Texas; three sisters, Lena and Corney Fehr of Seminole, Texas, Aggie and Fred Elias of Seminole, Texas, and  Annie and Jake Berg of Wellman, Iowa; one sister-in-law, Mary Froese of Seminole, Texas; six nieces and twelve nephews. 

DAVID TEICHROEB

Funeral services for David Teichroeb, age 62 of Seminole, Texas will be held Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Reinlander Mennonite Church at 1:00 p.m. with Bishop Henry Reimer officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.   

Mr. Teichroeb was born November 16, 1955 in Mexico to Elisabeth (Wall) and Heinrich Teichroeb. He married Aganetha Heinrichs in Mexico on July 18, 1976 and was a member of Reinlander Mennonite Church. He worked as a farmer and in his spare time he enjoyed hunting. David loved his family dearly; he especially loved his grandchildren.   

David Teichroeb passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, five brothers, one sister, one grandson, and one granddaughter. He is survived by his wife, Aganetha Teichroeb of Seminole, Texas; three sons, Henry Teichroeb and wife Lisa of Seminole, Texas, David Teichroeb and wife Tina of Seminole, Texas, and Jake Teichroeb and wife Carissa of Seminole, Texas; five daughters, Nancy Hiebert and husband John of Seminole, Texas, Lisa Groening and husband Abe of Seminole, Texas, Agatha Knelsen and husband Isaac of Seminole, Texas,  Helena Neufeld and husband John of Seminole, Texas, and Tina Martens and husband Abe of Seminole, Texas; one brother, John Teichroeb and wife Maria of Seminole, Texas; one sister, Agatha Bergen of Seminole, Texas; and 27 grandchildren.

For The Week of November 26 - December 2, 2017

ADDYSON EDWARDS

Funeral services for Addyson Edwards of Seminole, Texas will be Monday, November 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Boyer Funeral Home with Pastor John Penner officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.   

Addyson was born Friday, November 24, 2017 to Brittany (Gonzales) and Austin Edwards of Seminole, Texas. She passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. 

Addyson Edwards is survived by her parents, Austin and Brittany Edwards of Seminole, Texas; her paternal grandparents, Nich Edwards and Lica Coker of Rosebud, Texas and Jackie and Kristie Culpepper of Seminole, Texas; and her maternal grandparent, Corie Gonzales of Seminole, Texas.  

JUDY COOR

Memorial services for Judy Coor, age 75 of Brownfield, Texas will be held Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Brownfield Church of Christ with Kalith Brown officiating and Truman Hayes assisting. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Welch Church of Christ, PO Box 187, Welch, Texas 79377 in Memory of Judy Coor for the Kenyan Children’s Home.   

Mrs. Coor was born August 10, 1942 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Vera (O’Brien) and O.L. Harp, Jr. She married Doyle Coor in Welch, Texas May 28, 1960. She was a member of the Church of Christ and always put God first. Judy was a homemaker and was very devoted to her husband and family; she loved to travel with her husband. She was a great pianist who enjoyed music and was an eternal optimist who never met a stranger.   

Judy Coor passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ned Harp. She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Doyle Coor of Brownfield, Texas; two sons, Kevin Coor and wife Lynn of Frisco, Texas and Kurt Coor and wife Jeanie of Lubbock, Texas; two daughters, Suzanne Melville and husband Ken of Allen, Texas and Dianna Stringer of Lubbock, Texas; one brother, Dan Harp and wife Patsy of Welch, Texas; 10 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

JAMES E O'NEAL

  Graveside services for James Edward (J.E.) O’Neal, age 87 of Plano and formerly of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Gaines County Cemetery with John Penner officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.   

Mr. O’Neal was born June 28, 1930 in Colorado City, Texas to Ola Mae (Lincecum) and Fred Farrar, then was later adopted by Clyde G. O’Neal. In 1942 when he was 12 years old, he and his parents moved to Dallas, Texas, where he attended Sunset High School and graduated from Crozier Technical High School. Following graduation, James joined the United States Marine Corps and served as firearms instructor at Camp Pendleton, California. Upon assignment in Korea, James was reassigned to the Marine Corp of Engineers, and received several medals including the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.    

It was in California that James met and married his wife of 44 years, Jane. He worked in the automotive industry for over forty years. When he retired, James and Jane moved to Seminole, Texas and started farming and ranching. He enjoyed many hobbies such as woodworking, bee keeping, golf, sailing, mechanical repairs and furniture making. James was a consummate thinker and excelled in all his endeavors, hobbies and projects, but by far his greatest joy was the love of his family and grandchildren. 

Unique to his life was the fact that he and his brother were born on the same day twelve years apart. It was often said James planned it that way so there would be twice as much cake and ice cream on his birthday.    

James O’Neal passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Groom Senior Living in Plano, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Jane O’Neal in 1998. He is survived by one daughter, Kathy Allen and husband Jack of Sachse, Texas; one brother, Doug O’Neal and wife Janis of Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren, Jessica Roberts, Lindsey Roberts, Colleen Allen, Jennifer Dickey, Jaclyn Allen, and Chase Allen; and six great-grandchildren. 

For The Week of November 19 - 25, 2017

NICHOLAS DYCK

  Funeral services for Nicholas Dyck, age 15 of Muleshoe, Texas will be held Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Community Church with Pastor Dave Klassen officiating and Elder Frank Loewen assisting. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.   

Nicholas was born December 13, 2001 in Clovis, New Mexico to Eva (Wieler) and Peter Dyck. He was a member of Community Church and worked as a farm laborer. Nicholas had numerous friends and was always joking around. He loved playing sports such as football, basketball, and baseball, but he especially loved his family.   

Nicholas Dyck passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 due to an accident. He is survived by his parents, Peter and Eva Dyck of Muleshoe, Texas; four brothers, Tommy Dyck, Justin Dyck, Jordan Dyck, and   Bradley Dyck all of of Muleshoe, Texas; his paternal grandparents, Frank and Agatha Dyck of Seminole, Texas; and his maternal grandparents, Herman and Gertruda Wieler of Sudan, Texas.

IRENE NANEZ

 Funeral Mass for Irene Nanez, age 86 of Seminole, Texas will be celebrated Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Paul Karieakatt officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.   

Irene was born July 14, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas to Paula (Sanchez) and Benito Rubio. She married Eloy Nanez in Seminole, Texas. She was a very happy person who loved to read; she also enjoyed gardening and loved hugs. Irene was known for making her famous Mexican pudding.   

Irene Nanez passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eloy; one son, one daughter and three grandchildren.    She is survived by one son, Eusevio Soliz and wife Helen of Seminole, Texas; three sisters, Gloria Reyes of San Antonio, Texas, Silvia Aguilar of San Antonio, Texas, and Manuela Garcia of California; 21 grandchildren  and 51 great-grandchildren.

SOCORRO DELGADO

  Funeral services for Socorro Delgado, age 77 of Plains, Texas will be held Friday, November 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Templo Bautista Nueva Vision Church with Pastor Isidrio Ponce officiating. Burial will follow at Yoakum County Cemetery in Plains, Texas. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City, Texas in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.    

Mr. Delgado was born March 30, 1940 in Mexico to Manuela (Rivera) and Guadalupe Delgado. He was a Baptist and worked as a farmer. He was a hard working man who enjoyed being on the farm, gardening and animals.   

Socorro Delgado passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters. He is survived by two sisters, Delores Delgado of Mexico and Lorenza Delgado of Mexico ; and numerous nieces and nephews.

ALAYNA SAWATZKY

Funeral services for Alayna Marie Sawatzky, age 2 of Seminole, Texas will be held Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with Pastor Henry Martens officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.   

Alayna Sawatkzy was born March 30, 2015 in Lubbock, Texas to Neta (Teichroeb) and Herman Sawatzky. She was a very happy and determined child. Although she had very little movement because of her illness, Alayna would always have a big smile when you played with her hands and she really enjoyed taking a bath.    

Alayna Sawatzky passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Seminole Memorial Hospital. She is preceded in death by her sister, Avary Sawatkzy on October 24, 2017; her paternal grandfather, two cousins, one aunt, three uncles and one great uncle. She is survived by her parents, Herman and Neta Sawatzky of Seminole, Texas; her paternal grandmother, Elisabeth Sawatzky of Seminole, Texas; and her maternal grandparents, John and Maria Teichroeb of Seminole, Texas. 

For The Week of November 12 - 18, 2017

EVA GUTIERREZ DeVASQUEZ

  Funeral Mass for Eva Gutierrez DeVasquez, age 70 of Kansas City, Kansas will be celebrated Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at St. James Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with Father Paul Karieakatt officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole. 

Mrs. DeVasquez was born October 21, 1947 in Mexico to Guadalupe (Valenzuela) and Joe Gutierrez. She married Gabriel Vasquez on December 22, 1964 in Mexico. She was Catholic and a homemaker who enjoyed being with her family, cooking, flowers and Catholic hymns. She was a very hard working, caring and loving woman and was especially known for making Champurrado.    

Eva Gutierrez DeVasquez passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sons, and one brother.   

Mrs. DeVasquez is survived by her husband, Gabriel Vasquez of Kansas; three sons, Dulces Nombres Vasquez of Kansas, Eloy Vasquez of Kansas, and Ramon Vasquez of Mexico; four daughters, Leonila Vasquez of Kansas, Laura Vasquez of Kansas, Claudia Vasquez of Mexico, and Sofia Vasquez of Kansas; one brother, Jesus Gutierrez of Kansas; three sisters, Ramona Gutierrez of Kansas, Velia Gutierrez of Mexico, and Elvia Gutierrez of Kansas; 16 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.