Funeral services for David Peters, age 57 of O’Donnell, Texas will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Reinlander Mennonite Church in Seminole, Texas with Henry Reimer officiating. Burial will follow at Reinlander Mennonite Church Cemetery. All services will be under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Mr. Peters was born June 1, 1963 in Mexico to Aganetha (Neufeld) and Cornelius Peters. He married Sara Ham in 1982 in Mexico and was a member of Reinlander Mennonite Church. He had lived in O’Donnell since 1998, moving there from Mexico. Mr. Peters worked as a farmer and he enjoyed fishing. He loved his family dearly; his greatest joys in life were family gatherings and especially the company of his grandchildren.
David Peters passed away at his residence in O’Donnell on Saturday, April 3, 2021. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife, Sara of O’Donnell; five sons, Henry Peters (wife Anna) of Lamesa, Texas, David Peters (wife Katerina) and John Peters (wife Eva), both of Brownfield, Texas, and Cornelius Peters (wife Aganetha) and Jacob Peters (wife Lena), both of Seminole; three daughters, Maria Fehr (husband Peter) of Alberta, Canada, Anna Fehr (husband Peter) of Lamesa, Texas, and Aganetha Peters of O’Donnell; his mother Aganetha Peters of Alberta, Canada; seven brothers, Johan Peters (wife Suzanna) of Bolivia, Cornelius Peters (wife Agatha) and Jacob Peters (wife Suzanna), both of Mexico, Peter Peters (wife Katherina) of Brownfield, Henry Peters (wife Suzanna) of Seminole, Willie Peters (wife Margaret) of Needmore, Texas, and Abe Peters (wife Tina) of Welch, Texas; four sisters, Anna Friesen (husband John) of Alberta, Canada, Elizabeth Neufeld (husband Henry) of Mexico, Eva Fehr (husband Peter) of Brownfield, and Aganetha Fehr (husband Henry) of Argentina; and 35 grandchildren.
Graveside services for Karen Wolfe, age 64 of Seminole, Texas will be held Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Gaines County Cemetery with Pastor Joe Stewart officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Ms. Wolfe was born March 29, 1957 in Lovington, New Mexico to Margaret (Click) and Lewis Wolfe. She worked at Wal-Mart as an associate for over 35 years. She enjoyed cooking and playing video games. Karen was a loyal friend who always had a smile on her face with an infectious laugh.
Karen Wolfe passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Seminole Memorial Hospital. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two brothers, Ernest Wolfe and wife Sally of San Angelo, Texas and Jerry Wolfe of Seminole; two sisters, Jimmie Kay Sellers and husband James of Colorado and Margaret Reed and husband Edgar of Seminole; one nephew, Jamie Sellers and wife Katrina of Taylor, Texas; two nieces, Christine Poe and husband Blake of Colorado and Catherine Reed of Seminole; and one great-niece, Kara Reed of Seminole.
Funeral services for Isaac Guenther, age 37 of Seminole, Texas will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with Pastor Abe Buhler officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Guenther was born in Mexico on December 23, 1983 to Susan (Redecop) and Jorge Guenther. He married Tina Martens in Seminole on September 16, 2007. He worked in farming and land investing. Isaac loved traveling, adventures, hunting, being outside, puzzles, brain teasers, card games, cheeseburgers, studying science, and self improvement as well as scriptures. He also loved children and hanging out with them and listening to their stories; he thought children were more fascinating than the adults.
Isaac Guenther passed away during an adventure on Friday, March 19, 2021. He is preceded in death by his grandparents. He is survived by his lovely wife, Tina Guenther of Seminole; his parents, Jorge and Susan Guenther of Seminole; two brothers, John Guenther and wife Tina, and George Guenther and wife Anna, both of Seminole; three sisters, Susana Froese and husband John, Maria Froese and husband Cornelio, and Elisabeth Loewen and husband Frank, all of Seminole; and 29 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Johan Fehr, age 67 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Fellowship with Pastor Henry Martens officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Fehr was born in Mexico on September 5, 1953 to Anna (Friesen) and Abram Fehr. He married Sara Ham in Seminole on August 4, 2019. He was a member of New Life Mennonite Church and worked in construction. He was a great mechanic and enjoyed working in construction and tinkering with things; he could fix almost anything. Johan loved reading the bible and never met a stranger. His grandchildren were the stars in his crown.
Johan Fehr passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Eva in 2018, and one sister. He is survived by his wife Sara Fehr of Kansas; two sons, Adolfo Fehr of Texico, Texas and Jacob Fehr and wife Lisa of Seminole; six daughters, Anna Froese of Stanton, Texas, Helena Neufeld and husband Pete of Seminole, Esther Froese of Wolfforth, Texas, Tina Thiessen and husband Aron of Seminole, Eva Holdridge and husband Waylon of De Leon, Texas, and Sara Harms and husband Abe of Seminole; five brothers, Corny Fehr of Seminole, Abram Fehr and wife Margaret of Canada, Peter Fehr and wife Susana of Mexico, Jacob Fehr and wife Aganetha, and Henry Fehr both of Canada; three sisters, Anna Unrau and husband Cornelius, Helena Wiebe and husband Peter, both of Mexico, and Maria Neufeld and husband Peter of Seminole; 28 grandchildren; and numerous stepchildren, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Wanda Sue Mason, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all she came in contact with, passed away at the age of 86 on March 24, 2021 surrounded by loved ones and being compassionately cared for at Ashton Medical Lodge in Midland, Texas. Wanda was born on September 21, 1934 in Tulsa Oklahoma to A.H and Opal (Hensley) Lamm. Wanda married the love of her life, Joe Mason, in Odessa, Texas on October 15, 1951. They lived a full and happy life together in Seminole, Texas for 60 years before Joe passed away. Wanda cherished her role as mother, supporting and cheering both her own children and all of their friends. She found great joy in loving others including her church family at Westside Church of Christ. She truly never met a stranger and made everyone feel like they were the most important person in the world. Wanda loved all things creative including oil painting, gardening and wearing an outfit with flare. She played a fierce hand of bridge and cheered ferociously for her favorite sports teams, the Seminole Indians and Texas Tech Red Raiders. Wanda is survived by: son Bryan Mason and wife Debbie of Midland, TX; son-in-law Dennis Conner and wife Sandy Carrigan of Andrews, TX; grandson Michael Conner and wife Crystal and their two children of Andrews, TX; granddaughter Jennifer Mason and husband Matt and their three children of Midland, TX; and granddaughter Amanda Hays and husband Bryce and their two children of Austin, TX. She is preceded in death by her husband Joe; daughter, Treavah Conner; brothers, Alvin Lamm and Riley Joe Lamm; and sister, Mary Gansel. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Westside Church of Christ with Brother Myrdise Durham officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home
John Shrum, age 70 passed away at his home in Seminole, Texas on Monday, March 8, 2021. A memorial service will be held at a later time. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Shrum was born December 6, 1950 in Seagraves, Texas to Lois (King) and William Shelby Shrum. He married Linda Deen in Seminole on September 19, 1970. He worked for O'Reilly Auto Parts and enjoyed being around people; he always had a way to make them smile. He was the kind of man that would give you the shirt off his back. He loved working at O’Reilly Auto Parts due to his love of cars. John was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
John Shrum is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, and one sister-in-law. He is survived by his wife, Linda Shrum of Seminole; one son, Kevin Shrum and husband Jeffery Stanfield of McKinney, Texas; one daughter, Laura Shrum and boyfriend Daemon Kinsin of Seminole; two brothers, Jerry Shrum and wife Darla of San Antonio, Texas, and Floyd Shrum and wife Carol of Midland, Texas; one brother-in-law, Lewis Deen and wife Tricia of Arkansas; and one granddaughter, Marrisa York of San Angelo, Texas.
Funeral services for Joe Hailes, age 90 of Seminole, Texas will be held Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Westside Church of Christ with Brother Tom Keyes officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery. The church will allow a limited number of attendees inside for the funeral service, and it is suggested that a mask be worn, and social distancing practiced, in keeping with CDC guidelines. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Hailes was born in Ringling, Oklahoma on September 10, 1930 to Eunice (Gibson) and Henford Pete Hailes. He married Marcella Mallory on June 17, 1980 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He was a member of Westside Church of Christ and worked as a chemist for Odessa National United Chemical Tubescape and C.E. Vetco. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War as a radio operator on B-29 bombing missions to Korea. Joe’s hobby and passion was the love of playing golf.
Joe Hailes went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at his home in Seminole, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife Marcella Hailes of Seminole; two daughters, Sharon Mathews and Cindy K. Hailes; two brothers, Cecil Hailes and Herbert Hailes; two sisters, Marjorie Gallas and Jane Williams; and one grandchild.
Graveside services for Jesus Manuel Moncayo, age 33 of Seminole, Texas will be held Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Gaines County Cemetery with Father Jose De Dios Gonzalez officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Moncayo was born in Lamesa, Texas November 13, 1987 to Anna (Ontiveros) and Felix Moncayo. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing video games, collecting action figures, listening to rock and roll music, and spending time with his niece and nephew. He was always being silly and goofing around with his family; but at the same time he was a very private person.
Jesus Moncayo passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021 at his home in Seminole. He is survived by his parents, Felix and Anna Moncayo of Seminole; maternal grandparents, Juan and Alicia Ontiveros of Seminole; paternal grandparents, Manuel and Socorro Moncayo of Seminole; one brother, Jonathan Moncayo and fiancé Julyssa Moncayo of Denver City, Texas; one sister, Rebecca Moncayo of Seminole; one nephew, Mateo Moncayo of Denver City; and one niece, Meilana Abney of Seminole.
Graveside services for Simon Salinas, age 79 of Seminole, Texas will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Gaines County Cemetery with Father Jose De Dios Gonzalez officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Salinas was born February 21, 1942 in Karnes City, Texas to Santiaga (Ortiz) and Fedencio Salinas. He was a Catholic and worked with water well services. In his younger years he loved driving different Mexican bands around to their concerts, and enjoyed helping and being around people; he also enjoyed the outdoors.
Simon Salinas passed away at Memorial Health Care Center in Seminole on February 21, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, and five brothers. He is survived by four sons, Simon Salinas, Jr. of Ft. Worth, Texas, Simon Domingo Salinas of Abernathy, Texas, Michael Salinas and wife Kacee, and Tommy Salinas, both of Seminole, Texas; Two daughters, Diana Flores and husband Erasmus, and Rosemary Flores and husband Ralph, both of Ft. Worth, Texas; one brother, Armando Salinas of Seminole, Texas; five sisters, Herminnie Garza and husband Daniel of Floresville, Texas, Mary Almager of Midland, Texas, Gloria Calderon of Floresville, Texas, Juanita Davila and husband David, and Erima Ramirez and husband Arcenio, both of Seminole, Texas; 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren.
Amos J Crider, 90, of Denver City, Texas passed away February 20, 2021 at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring, Texas. A visitation with family is planned from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Boyer Memorial Chapel, 120 W 4th Street in Denver City and the funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 26, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, 519 W 4th Street in Denver City, Texas under direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Amos was born February 21, 1930 in Leaday, Texas to Ira and Ida (Upchurch) Crider. He attended school in Artesia and went to work on the pipeline for El Paso Natural Gas. Working for the pipeline caused Amos to move around a lot which brought him to the small town of Lordsburg, New Mexico. Lordsburg was hit with a blizzard which caused Amos to take refuge in a movie theatre and hold up for a few days where he met his beloved wife, Mary Sue DeVilbiss. They were married on January 17, 1951 and began a life together that blessed them with 9 children, 6 daughters and 3 sons. In August after marrying Mary Sue, Amos joined the US Marine Corp. where he would serve his country for 8 years. While in the Marines, Amos was sent to serve in the Korean War with his oldest daughter just a few weeks old. He spent one year and 28 days on the peninsula of Korea in the combat zone. Mary Sue received notification that Amos was killed in action from two Marine Corp officers but they did not know where his body was, which broke her heart. Ten days later, Amos came home which shocked and amazed Mary Sue. Amos was shot by sniper fire on his left hand and left arm on 9 May 1952. Ten months and eleven days later on 20 March 1953 he received his most severe wound, shrapnel from a hand grenade in his abdomen. He received 2 purple hearts for both of his wounded in action incidents. Due to the communication deficiency at that time, it was unclear of his presence on the hospital ship that brought him home to her. His last few months of active-duty service were spent as a Military Police Officer with the Marines. Amos came home to Denver City before moving to San Ignacio, Texas and working in the commercial fishing industry which he enjoyed. Ten years later he moved his family back to Denver City and put down roots where he worked in the oilfield and watched his family grow. Amos loved to go fishing when he wasn’t working, but to Amos, fishing was work too. He would take his boat, load down the pick up with all kinds of fishing gear and every kid and grandkid that wanted to go. He enjoyed his time showing them all how to fish, catch’em, clean’em, cook’em and eat’em. Amos passes his legacy through his children and grandchildren with an understanding of how to work hard for what you want in life, how to enjoy the world that God gave us through hunting, camping, fishing, boating, and most of all, family and memories.
Amos is survived by his sons, Glenn Crider and wife Gayla of Seminole, Billy Crider and wife Connie of Columbiana, Alabama, Bobby Crider and fiancé Cindy Windham of Denver City; daughters, Barbara Sue McGee of Denver City, Maxine McCoy and husband Johnny of West Point, Texas, Niecie Jones and husband Richard of Denver City, Fay Gandee and husband Dale of Gay, West Virginia; brother, Billy F. Crider and wife Kim of LaGrange; 17 grandchildren, 50+ great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Amos was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Mary Sue Crider; his parents; 2 daughters, Betty Lynn Crider Power and Beverly Jean Crider; granddaughter, Amber Michelle Crider; great grandson, Wyatt Ranson Langehennig; 4 brothers, Robert Curtis Crider, Johnny Wayne Crider, Glenn Dale Crider and Will Haley Crider; 3 sisters, Zelma (Crider) Pitcox, Betty Ruth Crider, Barbara “Bobbie” (Crider) Torres; and 2 sons-in-law, Roy McGee Sr. and John Power Sr.
Funeral services for Cornelio Fehr, age 55 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Colony Mennonite Church with Pastor Peter Janzen officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Fehr was born in Mexico on November 30, 1965 to Katherina (Dyck) and Cornelio Fehr. He was a member of the Old Colony Mennonite Church and worked as a farmer. He married Anna Guenther on December 2, 2018 in Seminole.
Cornelio Fehr passed at Seminole Memorial Hospital in Seminole, Texas on Wednesday February 24, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Margarita; second wife, Eva; three brothers, two sisters and one granddaughter. He is survived by his wife, Anna Fehr of Seminole; twelve sons, David Fehr and wife Mary, Corny Fehr and wife Tina, Johnny Fehr and wife Rebecca, Benny Fehr, Peter Fehr, Franz Ham and wife Katie, Bennie Ham, and Daniel Ham, all of Seminole, David Ham and wife Martha and Peter Ham and wife Susy of Canada, and John Ham and wife Susy and Jacob Ham and wife Tina of Mexico; nine daughters, Maria Knelsen and husband Jacob and Eva Dyck and husband Pancho, both of Seminole, Tina Peters and husband Jake of Plains, Texas, Nancy Peters and husband Frank, Anna Dyck and husband Diego, and Agatha Elias and husband Jacob, all of Canada, and Anna Letkeman and husband Corny, Tina Fehr and husband George, Susy Guenter and husband Abe, all of Mexico; three brothers, Isaac Fehr and wife Lisa and David Fehr and wife Anna, both of Canada, and John Fehr and wife Lisa of Mexico; five sisters, Margarita Ham and husband John of Canada, Maria Bergen, Tina Wall and husband Jacob, Lena Klassen and husband Henry, and Aganetha Froese and husband John, all of Mexico; and 35 grandchildren.
Graveside services for Marta Garcia, age 89 of Brownfield, Texas will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Gaines County Cemetery with the family officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas.
Mrs. Garcia was born March 30, 1931 in Sinton, Texas to Elena (Mendiola) and Selso Valades. She married Pablo Garcia in Brownfield, Texas in November of 1974. She was a Christian and a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, playing Mexican bingo, being outside, and gardening, but she especially loved her dog “Bear.” Her home was always an open door to anyone.
Marta Garcia passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 in Andrews, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pablo Garcia in 2003; three brothers, two sisters, and one daughter. She is survived by one son, Selso Trevino and wife Soyla of Brownfield, Texas; one daughter, Rosalinda Estrada of San Angelo, Texas; four step-sons, Joe Garcia and wife Lorena of Midland, Texas, Paul Garcia and wife Teresa of Amarillo, Texas, Ricky Garcia and wife Mona of Lubbock, Texas, and Tommy Garcia and wife Alicia of Gardendale, Texas; four step-daughters, Sandra Morin and husband Lupe of Brownfield, Texas, Mary Urteaga and husband Robert, Judy Hernandez and husband Steven, and Julie Serna and husband Oscar, all of Amarillo, Texas; one brother, Felix Valades of California; one sister, Andrea Uballe of Seminole, Texas; 38 grandchildren; and blessed with numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mary Magdelene Oats, age 86 of Seminole, Texas will be held Monday, February 15, 2021 at11:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Bush officiating and Pastor Cory Powell assisting. Burial will follow at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. The church will allow a limited number of attendees inside for the funeral service, and it is suggested that a mask be worn and social distancing practiced, in keeping with CDC guidelines.
Mrs. Oats was born in Monroe, Louisiana July 11, 1934 to Mary Magdelene (Brown) and Eddie Lean Jackson. She married McKinley Scott Oats in Lovington, New Mexico on June 9, 1956. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church before becoming a member of Trinity Baptist Church; she was also a member of True Light Baptist Church where she was Pastor First Lady. Mary was a homemaker and had also worked for Seminole Memorial Hospital as head of housekeeping. Mrs. Oats was a God-fearing and loving woman who always put God first in her life. Mary never met a stranger; she was kind to everyone she came across and always had words of encouragement. She was a beautiful singer and good cook; she also enjoyed writing poetry and crafting. Mary Oats loved her husband and children and family dearly.
Mary Oats passed away at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas on Monday, February 8, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pastor McKinley Oats in 2003; one son, Larry Jackson in 2020; and one daughter, Gwen Oats in 2005. She is survived by one son, Ray Oats of Seminole, Texas; three daughters, Brenda Boykins and husband Roger of Houston, Texas, Belinda Oats of Lubbock, Texas, and Connie Oats of Seminole, Texas; one brother, Ollie Jackson of Midland, Texas; 14 grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Henry Giesbrecht, age 66 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Evangelical Mennonite Church with Pastor Isaak Fehr and Pastor Abe Bulher assisting. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. The church will allow a limited number of attendees inside for the funeral service, and it is suggested that a mask be worn and social distancing practiced, in keeping with CDC guidelines.
Mr. Giesbrecht was born in Mexico on January 15, 1955 to Aganetha (Harder) and Abram Giesbrecht. He married Helena Guenther in Mexico on June 15, 1975. He worked in irrigation for 27 years and was a member of Sommerfeld Mennonite Church. Henry enjoyed singing with his grandchildren and reading the bible. In August 2016 Henry went on a men’s trip where his eyes were opened to God’s truth. This trip changed his and his entire family’s lives, and he has since spent the last four years being a light and encouragement to everyone he encountered, leaving a legacy of faith that will never be forgotten.
Henry Giesbrecht passed away at Seminole Memorial Hospital in Seminole on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife Helen Giesbrecht of Seminole; three sons, Henry Giesbrecht and wife Nancy, Jake Giesbrecht and wife Irma, and David Giesbriecht and wife Annie, all of Seminole; one daughter, Tina Friesen and husband Abe of Seminole; five brothers, Abram Giesbrecht and wife Margaret, Jacob Giesbrecht and wife Lisa, Peter Giesbrecht and wife Susan, David Giesbrecht and wife Tina, and Isaak Giesbrecht and wife Nettie, all of Canada, and Bernhard Giesbrecht and wife Annie of Seminole; four sisters, Maria Dyck and husband Jacob, Gertruda Welk and husband Peter, and Margaretha Baltz and husband Peter, all of Canada, and Aganetha Wall and husband Isaak of Mexico; and 15 grandchildren.
Graveside services for Christine Lytle, age 79 of Seminole, Texas will be held Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Gaines County Cemetery with Dean Boyer officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lytle was born April 30, 1941 in Booneville, Arkansas to Vera (Beckett) and Samuel Williams. She married J.A. Lytle in Seminole, Texas on August 24, 1963. She was a homemaker and loved her family dearly. Christine was an incredibly unique and strong woman, always willing to help people and was known as a great neighbor.
Christine Lytle passed away January 25, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Littlefield, Texas. She is preceded in death her parents; her husband, J.A. Lytle in 2018; one brother and one sister. She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Howell and husband Jon of Lubbock, Texas and Donna Roache of Littlefield: five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Roger De Leon, age 35 of Seminole, Texas, will be held Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Transformation Church with Pastor Tod Delay officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. The church will allow a limited number of attendees inside for the funeral service, and it is suggested that a mask be worn, and social distancing practiced, in keeping with CDC guidelines.
Mr. De Leon was born October 13, 1985 in Lamesa, Texas to Dora (Castillo) and Roger De Leon. He worked in the oilfield and was a hardworking man. He grew up in Seminole with a group of friends that called him brother. He attended and played football for Eastern New Mexico University in Portales where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Education. He enjoyed Tejano and Country music. He loved to dance and was known for being a master on the barbeque grill. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and he had a heart of gold; he extended his kindness to everyone. Roger had an infectious smile and laugh; most would say that they never saw him have a bad day. He was a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan, win or lose. Roger would also want everyone to know and remember that Dez caught it!
Roger De Leon passed away in Odessa due to a car accident on Sunday, January 24, 2021. He is survived by his parents, Dora and Roger De Leon of Seminole; three sisters, Liza Hensley and husband Shane, Ruby De Leon and Josh Little, and Ashley De Leon, all of Seminole; two nieces, Clarissa Gomez and Brianna Zapata; and five nephews, Daimyan Zapata, Aidan Garza, Jeremiah McClain, Joshua and Ethan Little, all of Seminole.
W.R. Allen, age 93 of Seminole, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Seminole Memorial Hospital in Seminole due to a short illness. A memorial service will be held at a later time. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Allen was born October 20, 1927 in Vernon, Texas to Velma Nancy (Davis) and James Walter Allen. He moved to Seminole with his family at the age of seven and later married Velma Louise Tole in Vernon on November 11, 1949. He was a member of the Church of Christ and had farmed in Gaines County for a number of years, then later went to work in the oilfield for Pappy Hoffman where he worked for 17 years. Following the oilfield he worked for N.L. Industries for an additional seven years before retiring. After he retired he enjoyed traveling and going to flea markets. W.R. always loved a good joke and was an avid toy tractor collector.
W.R. Allen is preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, five brothers, and five sisters. He is survived by his wife Louise Allen of Seminole; one son, Roger Allen and wife Debbie of Seminole, Texas; one daughter, Brenda Williams of The Woodlands, Texas.
Graveside services for Ruperto Cavazos, Jr., age 68 of Seminole, Texas will be held Friday, January 22, 2021 at Gaines County Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jose de Dios Gonzalez officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Cavazos was born on December 5, 1952 in Sebastian, Texas to Ofelia (Torres) and Ruperto Cavazos. He married Nelley Ramos on December 5, 1970 in Seminole. He was a Catholic and worked in the oilfield. Ruperto was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed going to the casino, hunting, fishing, old trucks and his corvette. He was known for his fried chicken and barbeque and was always joking. He also loved spoiling his grandchildren and he was a dedicated friend.
Ruperto Cavazos, Jr. passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at his home in Seminole. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Nelley Cavazos of Seminole; two sons, Armando Cavazos and wife Lori and Eddie Cavazos and wife Felina, both of Seminole; one daughter, Cathy Hallum and husband Chad of Seminole; two sisters, Lupie Gomez and husband Eddie and Lucila Cavazos, both of Seminole; and 10 grandchildren.