Memorial services for Harvey Ware, age 74 of Sundown, Texas, will be held Friday, December 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Park Drive Baptist Church with Pastor Gilbert Ramirez officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City, Texas, in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Mr. Ware was born November 16, 1948 in Matador, Texas to Wanda (Lassiter) and Troy Travis Ware. He married Tammy McKay on February 14, 2004 in Sundown, Texas. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and later worked as a mechanic. He was a hard-working man who would do anything for anyone. Harvey enjoyed racing hot rod cars and pulling pranks on people.
Harvey Ware passed away Monday, November 28, 2022 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Tammy Ware of Sundown; three sons, Coty Ware and wife Lori, Louis Edgett and wife Dara, and Damon Edgett and wife April, all of Levelland, Texas; two daughters, Deidra Falkenbury and husband Brian of Levelland, and Myka Ware of East Texas; one brother, Travis Ware of Plains, Texas; sixteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Isaak Hiebert, age 59 of Seminole, Texas will be held Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Community Church with Pastor Dave Klassen officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Hiebert was born in Mexico on July 6, 1963 to Margareta (Knelsen) and John Hiebert. He married Anna Guenther in Mexico on September 4, 1983. He worked as a farmer, but had a passion for ranching. Isaak was a member of Evangelical Mission Church in Mexico; and was a straightforward man who loved the Lord. He would take the time to talk about the gospel to anyone, and always tried to help other people. His family and grandchildren were very important to him; he prayed over every grandchild on their birthdays. Knowing his children and grandchildren were following the Lord was the most important thing in life to him. Isaak wasn’t much of a shopper, but once a year he would buy a new cowboy hat.
Isaak Hiebert passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at Odessa Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by one brother and one sister-in-law. He is survived by his wife, Anna Hiebert of Seminole, Texas; two sons, Issac Hiebert and wife Rosalina and Jacob Hiebert and wife Tina, both of Hachita, New Mexico; five daughters, Greta Braun and husband Isaak of Canada, Anny Schmitt and husband Jaime of Seminole, Tina Guenther and husband Abram of Hachita, New Mexico, Martha Thiessen and husband Jacob of Seminole, and Helena Hiebert of Seminole; four brothers, John Hiebert and wife Helena, Peter Hiebert and wife Anna, Jacob Hiebert and wife Annie, and Abram Hiebert and wife Sara, all of Seminole; three sisters, Margaret Reddekop and husband Jacob, Sara Klassen and husband Benny, and Helen Martens and husband John, all of Seminole; and 15 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Tomas Garza, Sr. age 85 of Seagraves, Texas, will be held Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Loop, Texas with Pastor Vance Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Loop Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas.
Mr. Garza was born March 14, 1937 in Benavides, Texas to Navora (Garza) and Rev. Blas Garza, Sr. He married Juanita Perez in Loop, Texas on May 28, 1975. He was a Baptist and worked as a mechanic. Tomas was a hard-working independent man who loved his family dearly. He enjoyed drinking his coffee and watching western movies; he was also a huge Dallas Cowboy fan.
Tomas Garza, Sr. passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022 at his home in Seagraves, Texas. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Garza in 2015; one son, Maximo Garza; one daughter, Sylvianna Esquivel; and one sister. He is survived by three sons, Tomas Garza, Jr. of Andrews, Texas, Leo Garza of Odessa, Texas, and Leon Garza of Big Spring, Texas; one daughter, Josephine Bernal of Seagraves, Texas; two brothers, Blas Garza, Jr. and wife Mary of California, and Augustine Garza of Lubbock, Texas; 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Fran Jeter, age 79 of Blanchard, Oklahoma, will be held Friday, December 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Brownfield Cemetery in Brownfield, Texas with Pastor Ernest Smith officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Mrs. Jeter was born in Brownfield, Texas on October 6, 1943 to Wyvaughn (Ray) and Whitt Coor. She married Delbert Jeter in Hawaii on February 29, 1972. Fran was a homemaker and enjoyed listening to bluegrass music and taking in stray animals.
Fran Jeter passed away at her home in Blanchard, Oklahoma Friday, December 2, 2022. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one sister, Taliene Suggs, and one daughter, Shonna Cowen. She is survived by her husband, Delbert Jeter of Blanchard, Oklahoma; one son, Tony Dyer of Nebraska; one daughter, Tasha Gibson and husband Tommy of Oklahoma; one brother, Doyle Coor of Welch, Texas; two sisters, Mauriene Hayes and husband Truman of Welch, Texas, and Carolyn Pennington of Breckenridge, Texas; 18 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Frank Loewen, age 67 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at M.S. Doss Chapel, with Pastor Bill Wiebe officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Loewen was born on May 16, 1955 in Mexico to Helena (Wiens) and Cornelius Loewen. He worked as a farmer and was also an innovative businessman. Frank married Dora Olivas on February 2, 2016 in Eunice, New Mexico, and had lived in Seminole since 1978.
Frank Loewen was a farmer with aspirations to invent. He was an ingenious man who had many clever ideas. He, along with others, invented the peanut cleaner, custom ag trailers, and other things for the farm. He loved owning and tending cattle and often boarded horses, cattle, and other animals, usually at no charge. He had the best hay in the county, which was even recognized by the government, who purchased his hay to feed livestock when there was need. He helped with the meat processing for his family as well as others when he was younger. Frank Loewen started life with very little, but ended his life a successful, self-made businessman.
Frank loved to host cookouts for the 4th of July as well as other occasions. He was a generous man with a big heart who did a lot for many people; he would help the world if it were in his power. His wife can attest to this fact, calling him the best man she has ever known. Frank also had an adventurous streak, as he loved to travel. He even went to France where he ate snails and loved them. One of his greatest joys was playing with his grandchildren and taking them for rides on his ATV.
Frank Loewen passed away Thursday, December 8, 2022 at his residence. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, and two brothers-in-law. He is survived by his wife, Dora of Seminole; two sons, Stephen Loewen of Detroit, Michigan and Christopher Loewen of Seminole; two daughters, Victoria Ehrlich and husband Justin of Eugene, Oregon and Rebecca Loewen of Andrews, Texas; four brothers, Henry Loewen and wife Helena of Mexico, Jacob Loewen and wife Aganetha of Seminole, Johan Loewen and wife Helena of Mexico, and Peter Loewen and wife Mary of Seminole; seven sisters, Anna Enns and husband Isaac of Mexico, Helena Banman and husband Henry of Mexico, Katherina Neustaeter and husband John of Seminole, Aganetha Peters of Seminole, Margarita Klassen and husband Cornelius of Mexico, Agatha Wiebe and husband Peter of Mexico, and Elisabeth Hildebrandt and husband Abraham of Seminole; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services for Elisabeth Peters, age 62 of Seminole, Texas, will be held Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Colony Mennonite Church with Bishop Peter Jensen officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Peters was born June 2, 1960 in Mexico to Elisabeth (Olfert) and Jacob Wieler. She married Jacob Peters in Mexico on September 9, 1979. She was a member of Old Colony Mennonite Church and a homemaker.
Elisabeth Peters passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one son, three brothers, two sisters, one granddaughter, one great-grandson, and one son-in-law. She is survived by her husband, Jacob Peters of Seminole; two sons, Jacob Peters and wife Katharina of Seminole and Peter Peters and wife Maria of Brownfield, Texas; seven daughters, Maria Fehr and husband David, Sara Klassen and husband John, Eva Wiebe and husband Peter, and Gertruda Kethler and husband Henry, all of Seminole, Texas, Elisabeth Fehr and husband Cornelius of Seagraves, Texas, Margarita Loewen and husband Johan of Canada, and Anna Loewen of Mexico; two brothers, Peter Wieler and wife Anna and Abram Wieler and wife Anna, both of Canada; one sister, Anna Neufeld and husband John of Canada; and 32 grandchildren.
Graveside services for Dorothy Jean Miller, age 87 of Lamesa, Texas will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Lamesa Cemetery in Lamesa, with Pastor Vance Thomas officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Mrs. Miller was born December 21, 1934 in Brownfield, Texas to Zettie (Coor) and George Boyer. She married Bobby Miller in Welch, Texas on June 16, 1950. She was a lifelong member of the Welch Baptist Church where she played the piano for over 40 years and taught Sunday school for many years. Dorothy was very strong in her Christian faith, and was blessed to see all of her grandchildren, except three of her youngest great-grandchildren, come to know the Lord. Dorothy and her husband ran Tri-Plex Weed Control for over 30 years, where they worked side by side. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing and cooking; you never left her house hungry.
Dorothy Miller passed away at her home in Lamesa on Friday, November 25, 2022. She is preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Boyer, and one son, Garry Ray Miller, one great-grandson, Gatlin Clement. She is survived by her husband, Bob Miller of Lamesa; one son, Guy Miller and wife Tamra of Lamesa, Texas; one daughter, Evelyn Ann Culp of Lamesa, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Miller of Welch, Texas; five grandchildren, Sharla Robertson and husband Justin, Tanner Miller and wife Maddison, Sterling Miller and wife Shelley, Sarah Clement and husband Kelly Wayne, and Kylia Marshall and husband Andrew; and twelve great-grandchildren, Boss Robertson, Reiner Miller, Tatum Miller, Guy Miller, Gage Miller, Carter Miller, Jet Miller, Rae’Lynne Clement, Kutter Clement, Loghan Clement, Ian Marshall, and Lily Marshall.
Funeral Mass for Julian “Julio” Lopez, age 76 of Seminole, Texas, will be celebrated Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jose De Dios Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Rosary will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at St. James Catholic Church at 4:00 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Lopez was born December 20, 1945 in Karnes City, Texas to Martina (Villafranca) and Ramon Vasquez Lopez. He was a Catholic and worked in the farming industry. He moved to Seminole with his parents in 1965. Julio was a very kind person who always wanted to help others even when he was in need himself. He was loved by many and will be missed by everyone.
The family would like to say a special thank you to his health care provider, Emma Garcia, his many friends at Seminole Senior Citizens Center, and to Victor Molinar his neighbor, as well as the entire Shinnery Oaks community in Denver City, Texas.
Julio Lopez passed away Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Shinnery Oaks Nursing Home in Denver City. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, O.V. Lopez. He is survived by four brothers, Ramon Lopez and Jose Lopez (and late wife Delia), both of La Porte, Texas, John Lopez and wife Linda of Levelland, Texas, and Sid Lopez and wife Mary Jane of Seminole, Texas; four sisters, Lupita Cantu (and late husband Martin) of Hobbs, New Mexico, Lula Galvan and husband Baltazar of Denver City, Texas, Lone Cantu (and late husband Rafael) of Ackerly, Texas, and Linda Trevino and husband Sam of Hobbs, New Mexico.
Graveside services for Genlyn Marie Anderson, age 79 of Seminole, Texas will be held Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery with Brother Myrdise Durham officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Anderson was born November 21, 1942 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Judy (Brown) and Hershel Pierce. She married Willard “Butch” Anderson in Seminole on June 3, 1978. She owned and operated Gen’s Antiques in Seminole for many years and in her spare time she enjoyed sewing, making quilts and going to garage sales.
Gen Anderson passed away at Seminole Memorial Health Care Center on November 6, 2022. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one son, Jackie Moore. She is survived by her husband, Butch Anderson of Seminole; and one sister, Toby Masters of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
A Celebration of Life for Virginia Myrl Slentz, age 95 of Ft. Stockton and formerly of Denver City, Texas, will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene in Denver City with Pastor David Hollon officiating. Burial will follow at Denver City Memorial Park. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole. The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations be made in Myrl’s memory to the Denver City Church of the Nazarene or to the SPCA (Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals) or to a charity of your choice. Visitation with the family will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at First Church of the Nazarene.
Myrl Slentz was born February 21, 1927 in Comanche, Oklahoma to Reverend H. G. Bohannan and Beulah Rutherford Bohannan. As a child of a minister, she lived in many places throughout Oklahoma and Texas. In 1944 she moved to Kilgore, Texas where she graduated high school. In 1947 she married J.R. Slentz. They moved to Denver City, Texas in 1953, where she continued to call home until she moved to Ft. Stockton in 2015. She was a loving, caring, stay-at-home mom to her three children and was involved with their school, sports, and church activities.
In 1975, after her children had graduated high school, she went to work for the Denver City Chamber of Commerce as the executive vice president. She loved her community of Denver City and enjoyed promoting and organizing various city and community events. She considered her greatest accomplishment during her 28 years with the Chamber to be the initiation of the purchase of 54 acres of land now known as the Santé Fe Addition. During her time with the Chamber, she held several state offices. In 1981 she was elected as the first woman president of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of West Texas (CCEWT). As a member of the Texas Chamber of Commerce, she was appointed to organize and host a reception for the Texas Legislators during the National Chamber of Commerce convention in Washington, D.C. She hosted this event for two years. In 1997, after years with the Chamber and serving her community, she retired to spend time visiting her children and grandchildren and taking care of her two little yorkies, Missy and Cindy. After retirement she especially enjoyed her home and sitting in her backyard visiting with her dear friend and neighbor, Bob Thurston. She was a lifetime member of the Church of the Nazarene, where she served as church secretary and member of the fellowship committee for many years. In 2015 she moved to Ft. Stockton to be near her daughter and family.
Virginia Myrl Slentz left her earthly home to join her Heavenly Father on Monday, November 7, 2022 at McCamey Convalescent Center in McCamey, Texas. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one sister, Charlsie Sanford Parenti; and one grandson, Samuel Steven Slentz. She is survived by two sons, Steve Slentz and wife Marilyn and Scott Slentz; one daughter, Susan Sawyer and husband Clyde; six grandchildren, Mandy Spurgeon and husband Chris, Jake Slentz and wife Bekah, Nathan Sawyer and wife DeeShea, Travis Sawyer and wife Lindsay, Rowdy Slentz and wife Stephanie, and Luke Slentz and wife Nancy; fifteen great-grandchildren, Hunter, Holly and Hudson Hemmeline, Brandon, Nathan and Kadin Spurgeon, Sienna, Caeley and Landry Slentz, Lilly, Jack and West Sawyer, Clyde Winston, Georgia Sawyer, and Ezra Slentz; and two daughters-in-love; Terry McCaray and Donelle Slentz.
Funeral services for Marcia Ann Clinton, age 92 of Denver City, Texas will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Denver City Church of Christ with Pastor Skip Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow at Denver City Memorial Park. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City, in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Mrs. Clinton was born August 18, 1930 in Lorenzo, Texas to Ester Lavern (Dickson) and Cecil Rexroat. She married Lee Roy Clinton in Lubbock, Texas on July 2, 1949. She was the owner and operator of Bea’s Floral for over thirty years. She had also worked for Doctor Greenfield in Denver City as a secretary for many years. She was an excellent cook, baker, and seamstress; she even worked on upholstery in her garage in her younger years. She loved her family and especially her grandchildren dearly; no one dared to cross any of her grandchildren or they would have trouble!
Marcia Clinton passed away Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Shinnery Oaks Nursing Home in Denver City, Texas. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Clinton in 2021; two sisters, and one grandchild. She is survived by two sons, Larry Clinton and wife Denice of Midland, Texas and Gary Clinton and wife Lisa of Denver City, Texas; one brother, Cecil Rexroat and wife Darene of Lexington, Texas; eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Wynoka Herring, age 82 of Seminole Texas, passed away at her home on October 29, 2022. A memorial to celebrate her life will be held at a later date, with all services under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Noka was born November 16, 1939 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Iva Jean (Merritt) and Tom Tucker. She was raised in White’s City, New Mexico in a house with no floors or windows, but loved the time there as a growing girl. She married Olan Farrell Herring in Lovington, New Mexico in 1957. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed cooking meals for them three times a day. She also enjoyed cleaning her house, even though most people hated doing it.
In addition to her parents, Noka Herring is preceded in death by her husband, “Butch” Herring in 2019, four brothers, two sisters, and one grandchild. She is survived by one son, Tommy Herring of Portales, New Mexico; one daughter, Ginger Peters and husband Rick of Santa Fe, New Mexico; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.