Funeral services for Terry Lynn Lee, age 50 of Midland, Texas will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Brown 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.
Terry Lee was born May 25, 1970 in Hamlin, Texas to Joyce (Fry) and Donald Dean Lee. He was a Baptist and worked in the oilfield as a machinist. He started working as a machinist in Seminole, Texas at Jim’s Machine Shop, and was soon sought out by many as he was the best machinist around. Terry never met a stranger; he was always very kind and would do anything for anyone. He was fun to be around and always joking. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, and being around his family. He was the best dad anyone could ask for.
Terry Lee passed away at his home in Midland, Texas on Monday, January 11, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; one niece, Madison Lee; two uncles, Benny Lee and Duane Fry; and two aunts, Brenda Ellis and Sylvia Smith. He is survived by two sons, Brandon Lee and Dylan Snider and wife Brooklyn, both of Midland, Texas; one daughter, Heather Lee of Odessa, Texas; four brothers, Thomas Lee and wife Amber of Weatherford, Texas, Tim Lee of Abilene, Texas, Todd Lee and wife Nettie of Abilene, Texas, and James Cathey of Glasgow, Kentucky; two sisters, Theresa Lee and Glenna Pickett both of Seminole, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Maria (Inez) Asebedo, age 92 of Midland, Texas will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021 at First Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Sam Medina 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.
Mrs. Asebedo was born October 4, 1928 in San Saba, Texas to Antonia (Soto) and Benito Cervantez. She married Raymond Asebedo in Richland Springs, Texas on September 21, 1948. She was a devoted Christian and a homemaker and the nursery director at her church for fifty years; she and her husband pastored ten churches for over forty years. She always looked her best and was known for her fashion, jewelry and signature lipstick. She enjoyed cooking and serving people. Her grandchildren were the stars in her crown and she never regarded her in-laws as anything but her family.
Maria Asebedo passed away at her home in Midland on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sons, one daughter, two brothers, five sisters, one granddaughter, one grandson, and one great-granddaughter. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Asebedo of Midland, Texas; two sons, Sam Asebedo and wife Sherry of Midland, Texas and Randy Asebedo and wife Delia of Lubbock, Texas; four daughters, Janie Saldana and husband Rey of Seminole, Texas, Nora Stewart and husband Craig of Midland, Texas, Rita Coronel and husband Jesus of Plains, Texas, and Martha Reynolds and husband Matt of Canyon Lake, Texas; 25 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren and 12 great great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Enrique ‘Henry’ Rangel, age 90 of Seagraves, Texas will be held Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Seagraves Cemetery with Father Jose de Dios Gonzalez officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Mr. Rangel was born July 14, 1930 in Laredo, Texas to Manuela (Perez) and Ascencio Rangel. He was married to Maria Esperanza on April 4, 1948; she preceded him in death in 2008. He had been a resident of Seagraves for 40 years, moving from Michigan, and was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. He served as a deacon at St. Paul’s and was a good singer; he was also a member of De Colores. He had worked for Gaines County in county maintenance. He was a godfather to many, and had enjoyed living with his godson and goddaughter in Seminole the last two years of his life. He had a special affinity for anything sweet.
Henry Rangel passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 in Seminole. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, and one sister. He is survived by one son, Jorge Rangel of Seminole; his godson and goddaughter, Ruben and Nancy Gonzales; one brother, Guadalupe Lopez of Killeen, Texas; and two sisters, Antonia Gamboa of Plainview, Texas and Ernestina Lopez of Laredo, Texas.
Graveside services for Andrea Villalva, age 92 of Seminole, Texas will be held Tuesday, January 19, 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.
Mrs. Villalva was born April 27, 1928 in Terlingua, Texas to Mauricia (Martinez) and Juan Urquietta. She married Trinidad Villalva in 1951 in Plainview, Texas, and she was a devoted Catholic. Andrea worked at Seminole Memorial Hospital as a dietician, retiring after 16 years. She was dedicated to her church and served as a Guadalupana; she also sang in the choir. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, crocheting, doing crafts together with her friends, and home décor. She hosted and attended many Stanley and Tupperware parties. She also always took care of her appearance and she believed in looking neat and proper. She used to write a newspaper in Spanish, and always loved to dance in her younger years.
Andrea Villalva passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Friday, January 15, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1994, one son, one daughter, two brothers, and one sister. She is survived by four sons, Hector Balderama of Fort Stockton, Texas, Bill Rodriguez and wife Sylvia of Seminole, Oswaldo Villalva of Austin, Texas, and Jim Villalva and wife Vicky of California; three daughters, Angie Aguilar and husband Carlos of Fort Stockton, Hilda Garza and husband Jesse of Seminole, and Nelda K. Villalva of Seminole; four sisters, Maria Molinar of Odessa, Texas, Delores Rivera of Seminole, and Hortencia Cordova and Catalina Bermudez, both of Alpine, Texas; 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Leon Bagwell, age 82 of Loop, Texas will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Loop Cemetery with Pastor Tony Pitcox officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole. The family will greet visitors at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Leon was born February 24, 1938 in Loop, Texas to Flora Mae (Ellyson) and Luther Elbert Bagwell. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Loop and was a lifelong resident. Leon married Glenda Kay Walters on December 23, 1961 in Loop. He worked for Gaines County as the caretaker for Seagraves and Loop cemeteries for 22 years; he was also a farmer.
Music was always a vital part of Leon’s life, even at an early age. He played guitar, and often played at family gatherings and friends’ homes. Once he started college at Texas Tech in 1956, he met other musicians. He played with Tommy Sands & The Sharks right out of college, and with Don Allen & The Sunset Ramblers in Lubbock. He joined Ronny Rayburn and Talk of the Town, and they played at many local and area events. Later on, Leon served as the music director for First Baptist Church in Loop for many years.
Leon Bagwell passed away December 22, 2020 at Brownfield Rehab Center in Brownfield, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kerry; and one brother, Doyle Gene Bagwell. Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife, Glenda of Loop; one son, Kevin Bagwell of Seminole, Texas; one daughter, Cheryl Dunlap and husband Terry of Lubbock, Texas; one sister, Linda Draper of Lubbock, Texas; four grandchildren, Blake Alan Dunlap and wife Jessica, Lindsey K’Lyn Dunlap, Jarrett Lee Bagwell, and Jason Ron Bagwell; one great-grandson, Porter Ridge Dunlap; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Funeral services for Herminia Luna, age 61 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Primera Iglesia Bautista Church with Pastor Bill Rodriguez 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.
Mrs. Luna was born in Mexico on July 27, 1959 to Juana Garcia (Bueno) and Raymundo Figueroa Herrera. She married Manuel Luna on August 22, 1986 in Childress, Texas. She was a member of Primera Iglesia Bautista Church and a homemaker. Herminia was a firm believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and had a strong Christian faith; she was always praying and was never ashamed to show her faith. God knew and heard her prayers. She loved to fellowship with her friends and family, eating conchas and drinking coffee. She also enjoyed shopping, wearing make-up, and nice jewelry. Herminia was a single mother who had to be a mother and father to her children and taught them core values such as Christian beliefs and respect for their elders. Herminia was a great mother, mother in law, sister, aunt, and God- loving, faithful woman.
Herminia Luna passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Odessa Regional Medical Center in Odessa, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Manuel Luna in 1994; and three brothers. She is survived by two sons, Martin Giron and wife Guadalupe of Baja, California, and Cesar Herrera and wife Norma of Seminole, Texas; four sisters, Rosa Herrera Bueno and husband Misael Gonzalez of California, Maria Antonieta Herrera Bueno and husband Antonio Pacheco of Mexico, Marta Herrera Bueno of Mexico, and Maria Del Rosario Herrera of Mexico; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Johan Wall, age 20 of Knott, Texas will be held Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Colony Mennonite Church with John Hiebert officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Johan was born September 19, 2002 in Mexico to Anna (Redecop) and Isaak Wall. He passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather. He survived by his parents, Anna and Isaak Wall of Knott, Texas; five brothers, David Wall and wife Sarah of Ackerly, Texas, Isaak Wall, Heinrich Wall, Abram Wall, and Jacob Wall, all of Knott, Texas; three sisters, Anna Wall and husband Peter of Seminole, Texas, Sarah Wall, and Margaleta Wall, all of Knott, Texas; and maternal grandmother, Sarah Redecop of Bolivia.
Funeral services for Larry Jackson, age 67 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Bush officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Larry was born February 23, 1953 in Monroe, Louisiana. After finishing high school, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He worked at Lubbock ISD for a number of years and held various jobs during his life, concluding at American Linen. He married Carol Brown in Lubbock on March 3, 1989 and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He had been a Seminole resident for nine years, moving from Lubbock.
Larry had a vibrant personality. He loved to play jokes and was very athletic and intelligent. He was a fabulous singer, very artistic, and he enjoyed writing poetry. He also had a black belt in Taekwon-Do. He was a loving husband, devoted dad, and awesome grandfather and great-grandfather, as well as a dedicated friend who will be greatly missed.
Larry Jackson passed away at Seminole Memorial Health Care Center on December 14, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, McKinley Scott Oats; one sister, Gwendolyn; his first wife, Stephanie and his second wife, Carol. He is survived by two daughters, Kwanza Jackson of Dallas, Texas and Kendra McGee and husband Chad of Levelland, Texas; his mother, Mary Oats of Seminole; one brother, McKinley Ray Oats of Seminole; three sisters, Brenda Boykins and husband Roger of Houston, Texas, Belinda Oats of Lubbock, and Connie Oats of Seminole; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Calvin Finus Farris passed (of natural causes) and began his new journey on December 15, 2020, at the age of 88. Calvin was born in Tokio, Texas, April 6, 1932, the son of Barney and Pansy Farris. He married the only love of his life, Wanda Jean (Jeanie) Berry in Brownfield, Texas on January 6, 1953.
He attended Brownfield High School, graduating in 1950, as Class President. After school, Calvin worked for his father at Keystone-Farris Propane in Levelland and Brownfield. Following that, he spent his entire career of 38 years with Amerada Hess Petroleum and Hess Corporation, primarily in Seminole. He took his work very seriously. Those who worked with, for or even around him, will all nod that he was a friend to everyone, yet a strong leader and mentor, and was completely unselfish. He loved his work and his work family. His most fond memory of his career was his temporary assignment to Abu Dhabi, to establish a new Warehouse operation. He flew back on the Concorde. He was also extremely proud of having managed all the Materials requirements to build the Seminole Gas Plant. In recognition of his service and skills in the Petroleum industry, he was awarded both Oil Support Person and Retired Oil Person at the local Oil-Ag Appreciation Day ceremonies. Calvin was a member of the Seminole Volunteer Fire Department, where he served 19 years. He and the other members built the Department into what it ultimately is today. He also was a member of Seminole Masonic Lodge No 957. As a member of South Seminole Baptist Church, he never, ever missed a tithe. He served his country for two years in the Army, at Fort Hood, where their first child was born.
After retirement in 1994, Calvin went back to his passion of raising and riding horses, as well as raising other animals. His primary focus in life was spending time with family, and teaching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren (as well as all their friends) to ride. He trail rode horses many years with a local group of friends, and rode horseback to the top of Guadalupe Peak in his 70s. He was a member of the Seminole Drifters Riding Club, where he helped sponsor and coordinate local events. Local playdays are some of the most cherished memories for his grandchildren. He also logged literally thousands of hours helping his children and grandchildren with local Livestock Shows and competitions for over three decades. He also taught all these children the values of life, simply by being himself.
Calvin was a man’s man, complete with a huge, soft heart and immense integrity. He helped hundreds of Seminole citizens over the years in countless ways. He enjoyed helping others. Calvin Farris was the definition of a solid citizen and individual. He was a dedicated family leader and the best father and Papa imaginable. All his children and grandchildren will always remember his parting words in every conversation, “Sure do love you and I sure am proud of you!”
Calvin is preceded in death by his father, Barney Cleo Farris, his mother, Pansy Bonita Farris, and one brother, Barney Eugene Farris. He is survived by one sister, Roma and husband Max Miller of Brownfield, Texas; his loving wife of 67 years, Wanda Jean (Jeanie) Farris of Seminole; three daughters, Vickie and husband Phil Aubry of Seminole, Cindy and husband Charles Hanley of Weatherford, Texas, and Gina Sutter of Keller, Texas; one son, Dan Farris of Tyler, Texas, 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Calvin is sitting tall in the saddle now, with his friend Dale and brother Gene. To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.
The family will hold memorial services at a later date, and sends thanks to all those who have expressed their sympathy and love. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Funeral services for Ashley Krahn, age 13 of Seminole, Texas will be held Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Community Church with Pastor David Klassen 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.
Ashley Krahn was born in Andrews, Texas on November 29, 2007 to Maria (Bergen) and Pancho Krahn. She was a member of Community Church in Seminole. She was a neat and organized young lady who was very kind, creative, sweet, innocent, and had a heart of gold; she was also very dedicated, trustworthy, and had a soft heart. She gave a hundred percent in whatever she was doing. Ashley enjoyed dancing, acting, singing and being with her friends and her family.
Ashley Krahn passed away near her home in Seminole due to an ATV accident on Friday, December 4, 2020. She is survived by her parents, Mary and Pancho Krahn of Seminole; one brother, Jeremiah Krahn of the home; two sisters, Kristy Krahn and Paisley Krahn of the home; paternal grandparents, Eva and Cornelius Krahn of Mexico; and maternal grandparents, Maria and David Bergen of Seminole.
Graveside services for baby Sabrina Grace Dyck of Seminole, Texas will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Gaines County Cemetery with Pastor Bill Wiebe officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Sabrina was born December 5, 2020 in Seminole, Texas to Veronica (Unger) and Daniel Reimer Dyck. She passed away at Seminole Memorial Hospital on December 6, 2020. She is survived by her parents;
one sister, Sophia Brooke Dyck of the home; maternal grandparents, Katharina and George Unger of Seminole; paternal grandparents, Aganetha and Richard Dyck of Seminole; and one great-grandmother, Helena Unger of Mexico.
A private memorial service will be held for Vicente Velasquez, Jr., age 65 of Seminole, Texas, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020 with Dean Boyer officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Velasquez was born in Ojuelos, Mexico on August 5, 1955 to Maria (Ortiz) and Vicente Velasquez, Sr. He worked with Anderson Welding on water wells prior to his retirement. He married Aurora Gonzales on August 7, 2009 and moved to Seminole from Seagraves the same year. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He thoroughly enjoyed family gatherings, and loved music and cooking; he liked to play his guitar and sing. He truly loved his wife, children, and above all, his grandchildren, and was a good and loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Vicente Velasquez passed away at Seminole Memorial Hospital on December 9, 2020. He is preceded in death by his father; one son, Arturo; one daughter, Silvia; one granddaughter and one grandson. He is survived by his wife, Aurora of Seminole; four sons, Vicente Velasquez III and wife Irma of Seminole, Miguel Alvidrez and wife Yolanda of Andrews, Texas, Thomas Velasquez of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Daniel Velasquez of Jal, New Mexico; two daughters, Marcela Velasquez and husband Frank of Midland, Texas and Maria Velasquez and husband Abel of Hobbs, New Mexico; his mother, Maria Espinoza of Seminole; five brothers, Adolfo Espinoza and wife Gloria, Martin Espinoza, Valdo Velasquez, and Marcos Espinoza and wife Guadalupe, all of Mexico, and Manuel Espinoza and wife Eva of Odessa, Texas; four sisters, Mary Vasquez and husband Hervey of Lubbock, Texas, Sonia Moreno and husband Jose of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Tonia Espinoza and husband Henry Hildebrandt and Guadalupe Garcia and husband Santos, both of Seminole, Texas; and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Benjamin Mares, age 38 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Pastor Tony Cruz 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. Mares was born February 19, 1982 in Andrews, Texas to Janie Mares. He worked in construction. He was a hard working man and a great boss. He enjoyed motorcycles, fitness training, and boxing.
Benjamin Mares passed away at his home on Saturday, December 5, 2020. He is preceded in death by his mother and grandparents. He is survived by two sisters, Marie Neufeld of Seminole and Norma Mares of Odessa, Texas; one nephew, Izayiah Garza of Odessa, Texas; and two nieces, Nadia Garza and Lexy Garza, both of Odessa, Texas.
A memorial service for Kenneth Brazell, age 85 of Seminole, Texas will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Joe Lapuson officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Brazell was born in Portales, New Mexico to Dollie Elizabeth (Langford) and James Arthur Brazell on July 28, 1935. He married his loving wife Emma Jane Rhodes in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico on September 16, 1960 after meeting her at a local square dance hall in Ft. Myer, Virginia. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church and worked as an appliance repairman. Mr. Brazell was a strong Christian man and always prayed for others. He enjoyed mowing lawns, creating crafts, and working with his hands. His wife, children, and grandchildren were the stars in his crown.
Kenneth Brazell went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 20, 2020. He passed away at Permian Residential Care Center in Andrews, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. He is survived by his wife, Jane Brazell of Seminole, Texas; four daughters, Emma Jane Phillips and husband Craig of Valley View, Texas, Vanessa Kaye Dennis of Lewisville, Texas, Tammy Lynn Whitt and husband Lee of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Elizabeth Ann Blanton and husband Paul of Rye, Texas; one sister, Yvonell Witt and husband J.W. of Mineola, Texas; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.