For the Week of September 16 - 22, 2018

JAKE FEHR

Funeral services for Jake Fehr, age 78 of Seminole, Texas will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Colony Church with John Peters officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Fehr was born in Mexico May 29, 1940 to Maria (Neufeld) and Isaac Fehr. He married Nancy Penner in Mexico July 5, 1964. He was a member of Old Colony Church and worked as a truck driver. Jake was known for telling amazing stories and was an avid fisherman. He loved family gatherings and was a very honest man.

Jake Fehr passed away at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas September 16, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, one brother and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Fehr of Seminole, Texas; one son, John Fehr and wife Margie of Oklahoma; one daughter, Mary Redecop and husband Frank of Seagraves, Texas; six brothers, Peter Fehr and wife Anna of Kansas, Isaac Fehr and wife Anna of Canada, Neil Fehr and wife Tina of Seminole, Texas, Abe Fehr and wife Greta of Canada, John Fehr and wife Sara of Seminole, Texas, and David Fehr and wife Helen of Canada; three sisters, Elizabeth Loewen and husband John of Canada, Maria Giesbrecht of Canada, and Anna Wiebe of Lubbock, Texas; ten grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. 

For the Week of September 2 - September 8, 2018

ELDON LEE GRAHAM

Memorial services for Eldon Lee Graham, age 74 of Plains, Texas will be held Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Plains with Pastor Wesley Holland officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City, in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas.

Mr. Graham was born in Joplin, Missouri October 29, 1943 to Helen (Hardy) and Truman Graham. He was a Baptist and worked as a bookkeeper. He married Nerose Hyman in Winnfield, Louisiana December 25, 1992. Lee enjoyed carpentry and golfing. He was always a very family-oriented man and loved his grandchildren dearly.

Lee Graham passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at his home in Plains. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Nerose Graham of Plains, Texas; one son, Kelley Graham of Lubbock, Texas; two stepsons, Michael Brown and wife Stephanie of California and Stevie Brown and wife Mocery of Plains, Texas; and six grandchildren, Marcus Brown, Sabistain Brown, Mason Holley, Najla Brown, Adian Brown, and Matthew Brown.

BARBARA WRIGHT

Funeral services for Barbara Joyce Wright, age 67 of Denver City, Texas will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at First Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Kyle Streun officiating. Burial will follow at Denver City Memorial Park. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas.

Mrs. Wright was born in Dallas, Texas November 13, 1950 to Aslin Joyce (Kraus) and Robert L. Hyden. She married Tony Wright in Andrews, Texas June 3, 1969. She was a Baptist and had worked for Yoakum County as the treasurer; at the time of her death she had served for 16 years. Barbara was very strong in her faith, always loving, and touched the hearts of many. She was a classy woman and an inspiration to everyone. Her family was her world and to her husband she was his personal angel.

Barbara Wright passed away at Yoakum County Hospital in Denver City on September 7, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Stormie Woodward in 2018. She is survived by her husband, Tony Wright of Denver City, Texas; one son, Marc Wright and wife Sharon of Denver City, Texas; one daughter, Kevan-Anne Polston of Denver City, Texas; one brother, Robert Hyden and wife Janet of South Carolina; and two grandchildren, Madison Polston of Alvin, Texas and Landen Wright of Denver City, Texas.

For the Week of August 12 - August 18, 2018

FRANCISCA ALVIDREZ

Funeral Mass for Francisca Alvidrez, age 71 of Seminole, Texas will be celebrated Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jose DeDios-Gonzalez officiating. Rosary will be held Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Boyer Funeral Home. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mrs. Alvidrez was born in Mexico April 23, 1947 to Vicenta (Simental) and Jesus Rodriguez. She married Pedro Alvidrez in Mexico July 4, 1968. She was Catholic and a homemaker. She was a great cook, devoted wife, and an awesome mother and grandmother. Francisca loved to dance and sing. 

Francisca Alvidrez passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pedro; two sons, one daughter and one sister. She is survived by one son, Jorge Alvidrez and wife Mikki of Seminole, Texas; one daughter, Cristina Villanueva and Fiancé Sergio Moreno of Lubbock, Texas; six brothers, four sisters, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 

JO E. HALLER

Funeral services for Jo E. Haller, age 86 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Haralson officiating and Pastor Tommy Taylor assisting. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mrs. Haller was born October 10, 1931 in Eldorado, Arkansas to Molsie (Hammond) and Carl R. Enis. She married A.L. (Lee) Haller in Odessa, Texas on June 20, 1947. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and worked as a teacher’s aide for F. J. Young for over twenty years. Jo enjoyed reading and helping children at school, as well as volunteer work for her church. She loved people. She also helped her husband farm and ranch. She enjoyed horses although she would not ride them and she enjoyed sewing.

Jo Haller passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at her home in Seminole. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lee Haller in 1990; three brothers, and one sister. She is survived by two sons, Danny Lee Haller of Midland, Texas and Carl Everett Haller and wife Shari of Odessa, Texas; one daughter, Kathy Hinsley and husband James of Aubrey, Texas; one stepdaughter, Karen Axline and husband Fred of Keller, Texas; and four grandchildren. 

For the Week of August 5 - August 11, 2018

ALTON PIPKIN

Graveside services for Alton Pipkin, age 88 of Seminole, Texas will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Buck Wheat officiating, Benny Wright assisting. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Pipkin was born October 4, 1929 in Lubbock, Texas to Vida (Worth) and Charles Pipkin. He married his wife Loleta on September 19, 1986 and worked in the oilfield. He was a Baptist, and a hard working man. He enjoyed going to the museum and being around his family and friends.

Alton Pipkin passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Seminole Memorial Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Loleta; and one son, John. He is survived by two sons, Ronny Pipkin and wife Connie of Seminole, Texas, and Monty Pipkin and wife Sharilyn of Highland, Texas; one daughter, Sue Hutson and husband Lonnie of Sugarland, Texas; eight grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

MARIA DE JESUS ALVARADO

Funeral Mass for Maria De Jesus Alvarado, age 92 of Seminole, Texas will be celebrated Saturday, August 11, 2018 1:00 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jose De Dios-Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Rosary will be held at St. James Catholic Church Friday, August 10, 2018 from 7 to 8 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Alvarado was born January 1, 1926 in Corcovada, San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Laura (Hernandez) and Ramon Lopez. She married Luz Alvarado in Mexico July 4, 1943. She was Catholic and a homemaker. Maria never complained about anything; she was always a hard working woman who enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, and gardening, and she made quilts for her grandchildren. She enjoyed birds and was especially fond of her own cockatiels.

Maria Alvarado passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at her home in Seminole. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Luz in 1995; one son, one daughter, three brothers, four sisters, two grandsons, and one granddaughter. She is survived by three sons, Ray Alvarado, Jose Alvarado and wife Beatrice, and Luis Alvarado, Sr. and wife Evangelina , all of Seminole, Texas; three daughters, Diana Ramirez and husband Albert of Seminole, Texas, Sandra Ramirez of Seminole, Texas, and Anna Quintanilla and husband Rene of Austin, Texas; 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

JEREMY WAYNE DAVIS

Funeral services for Jeremy Wayne Davis, age 42 of Carlsbad, Texas and formerly of Seminole will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at South Seminole Baptist Church with Pastor Tony Pitcox officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Jeremy Davis was born April 15, 1976 in Seminole, Texas to Linda (Sims) and Benny Davis. He married Paige Nielson in Las Vegas, Nevada January 25, 2003. He worked as an equipment operator in the oilfield. He was a wonderful father, who had a big heart. He enjoyed cooking, hunting, drawing, and cars. Jeremy was a huge Cowboys fan, and also loved Texas A&M.

Mr. Davis passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Hendricks Hospice in Abilene, Texas. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, one uncle and one aunt. He is survived by his wife, Paige Davis of Water Valley, Texas; two sons, Hunter Davis and Harley Davis of Water Valley, Texas; two brothers, David Davis of Archer City, Texas and Brian Davis and wife Misti of Stanford, Texas; one sister, Jennifer Herrera of Seminole, Texas; two stepbrothers, Brad Sims of Lubbock, Texas and Rusty Wallace and wife Angela of Amarillo, Texas; his father, Charles Benny Davis and wife Lesa of Kermit, Texas; and his mother, Linda Sims of Seminole, Texas.

For the Week of July 29 - August 4, 2018

PETE DYCK

Funeral services for Pete Dyck, age 43 of Seminole, Texas will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Community Church at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dave Klassen officiating and John Klassen assisting. Burial will follow at the Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Dyck was born June 25, 1975 in Mexico to Margaretha (Hamm) and Peter Dyck. He married Nancy Dyck in Seminole on April 16, 2014 and was a member of Community Church. Pete enjoyed woodworking and barbecuing ribs, and he loved his family dearly.

Pete Dyck passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is preceded in death by his father Peter in 2017, and by one sister. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Dyck of Seminole, Texas; his mother, Margaretha Dyck of Seminole, Texas; two brothers, Cornelius Dyck and wife Tina, and George Dyck, all of Seminole, Texas; and four sisters, Tina Unger and husband Abe,Margie Fehr and husband Pedro, and Justina Enns and husband Cornelius of Seminole, Texas, and Annie Smalley and husband Charlie of Abilene, Texas.


JOHN RANDALL "RANDY" SHOEMATE

John Randall “Randy” Shoemate arrived at the pearly gates on July 30, 2018 in Seminole, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM at South Seminole Baptist Church, with Pastor Buck Wheat officiating. Burial will follow the service at Gaines County Cemetery. Family visitation will be held at Boyer Funeral Home Friday, August 3, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Randy Shoemate was born in Levelland, Texas on November 28, 1953 to Allene and Richard Shoemate. He started first grade and graduated from Seminole High School in 1972. Randy served in the US Army and was stationed at Lawton, Oklahoma. Due to his experience riding the rodeo circuit, his main duty was to work with the Cavalry’s horses. 

Randy also worked in the oilfield, worked for Wang as tech support, and drove his own 18-wheeler. He had a real love for rodeos, participating in bronc busting during high school and for many years after graduation. While rodeoing, he bought a beautiful pair of sapphire blue chaps that he thought would make a good “showing” on the back of a wild bucking horse. He bragged about those chaps for months before family and friends saw them. When Randy and his friend, Mike Barnett, came to Amarillo for a rodeo, he put on those chaps to model before the event began, and everyone broke down laughing – his chaps were actually purple! 

Randy Shoemate had a true servant’s heart; he would lend a helping hand to anyone, wherever or whenever they needed him. He loved his dog Emma so much that he had her cremated so she could ride along with him to heaven when it was his turn to go.

Randy Shoemate will be greatly missed. He was a kind, loving, generous person. He had a true heart of service to others. Never did anyone call out for help that he did not answer that call without hesitation or thoughts of himself. We know because many times he was there for us. He loved people, horses, rodeos, and country western music. He loved his family, Cathy Cates, and his children. His Love of the Lord was boundless and he shared his belief with everyone that wanted to listen. He had a wonderful sense of humor that he shared easily with his laughter and teasing. That is what we want everyone to remember about our wonderful brother, Father, Fiancée and man. He is deeply loved. He is deeply missed..

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Kristy Scott and husband Curt; his stepson Robert Luttrell; the love of his life, Cathy Cates; two sisters, Sandra Cornwell and husband Stanley, and Jan Teinert; four grandchildren, Ethan, Abigale, Jacob, and Matthew; and four nieces, Delena Herzog, Janna Wasserman, Angela Brown-Williams, and Sanda Knash.

For the Week of July 8 - July 14, 2018

DON DAGLEY

Funeral services for Donald “Don” Dagley, age 82 of Seminole, Texas will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Westside Church of Christ with Minister Ray Young officiating and Minister Jim Michell assisting. Burial will follow at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Boyer Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New Mexico Children’s Christian Home, located at 1356 NM 236, Portales, New Mexico, 88130.

Mr. Dagley was born May 26, 1936 in Cleveland, Texas to Bonnie (Sheffield) and Jay Dagley. He married the love of his life, Connie Songer, in Odessa, Texas on March 26, 1958. Don worked as an insurance agent for forty-two years. He was a member of the Church of Christ; church was a very important part of his life. Don enjoyed golf and baseball, and coached the Babe Ruth league for twenty years. He also loved to tell a good story, and he adored his family.

Don Dagley passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Seminole Memorial Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Connie Dagley of Seminole, Texas; one son, D.A. Dagley and wife Nona of Seminole, Texas; two daughters, Candra Welch and husband Shane of Seminole, Texas and Claudia Donaldson of Seattle, Washington; his best friend, Fernando Chavez; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

PATRICIA STEWARD

Patricia Anne Steward, age 78 of Seminole, Texas passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Covenant Specialty Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. She was born in Tacoma, Washington to Dreka (McKinney) and Chet Carlson. She married Allen Steward in Hawaii July 11, 1978. 

Patricia was a homemaker who kept her house very clean and tidy, and she loved to cook. She was a very stern but loving woman who enjoyed being around her friends and family; she was known by everyone as “Ms. Patty.” Patricia was a strong woman who never let her illness affect her daily outlook on life. 

Patricia Steward is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother. She is survived by three sons, Kenneth Ashby of Berry Creek, California, Steven Easter and wife Elizabeth of Seminole, Texas, and Jay Steward and wife Sharella of Las Vegas, Nevada; two daughters, Linda Rush Ashby and husband Larry of Las Vegas, Nevada and Bunnie Easter Suarez and husband Ruben of Seminole, Texas; one brother, Larry Carlson and wife Mickey of Buckley, Washington; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

HELEN REIMER

Funeral services for Helen Reimer, age 66 of Seminole, Texas will be held Monday, July 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Reinlander Mennonite Church with Bishop John Fehr officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reimer was born in Mexico September 22, 1951 to Helena (Schmidt) and Abram Friesen. She married Henry Reimer in Canada November 11, 1973. She was a member of Reinlander Mennonite Church.

Helen Reimer passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister. She is survived by her husband, Henry Reimer of Seminole, Texas; one son, Jake Reimer and wife Summer of Irving, Texas; five brothers, Abe Friesen, Ben Friesen and wife Liz, Henry Friesen and wife Liz, John Friesen and wife Margaret, and Jake Friesen and wife Mary, all of Canada; and three sisters, Christiana Redecop, Kathy Friesen,  and Sarah Martens and husband Jake, all of Canada.