Rhonda Howell, age 55 of Seminole, Texas, passed away at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. A memorial service for Rhonda will be held at a later date; services will be under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Rhonda Howell was born January 3, 1965 in Abilene, Texas to Jennie Lea (Avery) Howell and Loving Elonzie Howell, Jr. Rhonda was a loving mother and grandmother who deeply loved her children and grandchildren. She was a very giving person with a heart of gold. She always wanted to be there for others, and all she asked in return was to be loved back. One of her dreams was to someday live in the mountains.
Rhonda adored her little sister Renee even though when they were younger she thought Renee was a pain. The family says Rhonda remembered being made to play with Renee when she didn’t want to, yet every Friday Rhonda would go to Wacker's Department Store in Seminole to buy Renee clothes for her Barbie dolls.
Rhonda Howell is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by four sons, Nicholas Howell, Joel Devlin, and William Devlin of Seminole, and Scott Devlin of Payette, Idaho; one brother, Randy Howell and wife Mary Lou of Lubbock, Texas; one sister, Renee McCollum and husband Rob of Canyon, Texas; and four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Boyer Funeral Home is honored to have been entrusted with the arrangements for Rhonda Howell.
Graveside services for Noel Roger Massey, age 82 of Seminole, Texas will be held Monday, March 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m at Gaines County Cemetery with Dean Boyer officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Massey was born November 18, 1937 in Bertram, Texas to Cleo Lee (Jennings) and Noel Elwood Massey. He married Margie Milam in Seminole on November 22, 1976. He worked for Gaines County in road maintenance. He was a loving father and husband. Mr. Massey enjoyed drag racing and watching western movies.
Noel Massey passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at The Garrison Geriatric Education and Care Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Margie Massey in 2016; two brothers, and one sister. He is survived by two sons, Jeffery Massey of Conroe, Arkansas, and Donald Massey and wife Laura of Austin, Texas; one stepson, Billy Gowdy and wife Tina of Lubbock, Texas; one stepdaughter, Marie Medina and husband Ramon of San Antonio, Texas; one brother, Michael Massey of Seminole, Texas; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, and several step-great-grandchildren; and special family friends, Lynda and Lance Crenshaw of Hobbs, New Mexico.
Graveside services for Dale Earl, age 90 of Seminole, Texas will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery with Jhett Norman officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Mr. Earl was born November 25, 1929 in Cyril, Oklahoma to Fannie (Webb) and Carver Earl. He was employed in the oilfield for many years. Dale was a volunteer with the Seminole Volunteer Fire Department for 26 years. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict. Dale was honored by the Seminole Chamber of Commerce as the Oilman of the Year in 1982. He loved horses and guns. Dale dearly loved his grandkids and great-grandkids; he was a loyal friend.
Dale Earl passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at Memorial Health Care Center in Seminole. He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Drenda, and one sister, Vaudine Combest. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Earl; two daughters, Jowana Norman of Seminole, Texas and Kim-et Nelson and husband, Steve of Eldorado, Texas; one brother, Don Earl of Seminole, Texas; one sister, Doris Davis of Seminole, Texas; 4 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Anna Redecop, age 86 of Seminole, Texas will be held Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Colony Mennonite Church with Pastor Neil Fehr officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Redecop was born in Mexico on June 7, 1933 to Jake and Maria Zacharias. She married Peter Redecop on October 1, 1950. Anna loved children, and she was a peacemaker and kindhearted. She always had a meal ready for the family as a token of her great love of her family.
Anna Redecop passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Shinnery Oaks Nursing Home in Denver City, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings, three children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She is survived by her husband, Peter Redecop of Seminole; six sons, Jacob Redecop and wife Helen, Peter Redecop and wife Nancy, Abe Redecop and wife Margaret, Frank Redecop and wife Mary, David Redecop and wife Cathy, and Isaac Redecop and wife Tina, all of Seminole; five daughters, Mary Zacharias and husband Abe of Alberta Canada, and Sara Giesbrecht and husband Dave, Ann Neudorf and husband Isaac, Susan Peters and husband Frank, Margie Redekopp and husband Dave, all of Seminole; one daughter- in-law, Susie Redecop of Lubbock, Texas; 73 grandchildren, 172 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mary Margaret Mahler, age 81 of Pampa, Texas formerly of Seagraves, Texas will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1205 Avenue F, in Seagraves, Texas with Pastor Scott Futrell officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery, Seagraves. Family visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Boyer Funeral Home on Friday, March 6, 2020. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children or Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Margaret Mahler was born January 27, 1939 to Lillian Leigh Holt and Luther Womack Jones in Tokio, Arkansas. She graduated from Seagraves High School in 1957 and then earned an associate’s degree in nursing. She worked as the school nurse for Seagraves ISD for several years prior to retirement. Margaret also served her country as a secretary for the Navy in Washington D.C. in 1958. After leaving the Navy, she worked as a telephone operator before marrying her husband of 50 years. She married Donald L. Mahler of Seagraves March 24, 1961.
Mrs. Mahler passed away Monday, March 2, 2020 at Coronado Health Care Center in Pampa, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her son, Clay Mahler. She is survived by one son, Wayne Mahler and wife Maryann of Center Point, Texas; two daughters, Carol Mahler of Liberal, Kansas, and Denee Robison and husband Justin of Huntsville, Texas; one brother, Billy Jones and wife Sherry of Bivens, Texas; one sister, Carolyn Sue Hulen and husband Robert of Andrews, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Lisa Mahler of Wheeler, Texas; 6 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Augustine Jaime Rodriguez, age 66 of Amarillo, Texas will be held Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Seminole with Pastor Jerry Ramirez officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Mr. Rodriguez was born August 2, 1953 in Lamesa, Texas to Juana (Sanchez) and Felix Rodriguez, Sr. He worked for AT&T for41years. Augustine enjoyed sports, bowling; and he especially loved the Dallas Cowboys. He was very kind- hearted and helped anyone in need. He never had any children of his own but helped in raising four children to become good and productive adults.
Augustine Rodriguez passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Northeast Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He is preceded in death two brothers and one sister. He is survived by two brothers, Frank Rodriguez and wife Donna of Seminole, Texas, and Felipe Rodriguez and wife Susan of San Antonio, Texas; and two sisters, Maria Lopez and husband Carlos of Converse, Texas, and Esabel Valdez of Pflugerville, Texas.
Funeral services for David Klassen, age 73 of Seminole, Texas will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with Pastor John Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Klassen was born in Mexico on May 22, 1946 to Anna (Rempel) and Henry Klassen. He married Margareta (Rempel) in Mexico on July 9, 1972. He was a devout Christian. Mr. Klassen enjoyed farming, history, politics, and studying the bible. He loved his family dearly.
David Klassen passed away at his residence February 22, 2020. He is preceded in death by his father, one son, one brother, and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Margareta Klassen of Seminole, Texas; four sons, Michael Klassen and wife Mary, Frank Klassen, Peter Klassen, Bob Klassen, and one daughter, Annie Bartsch and husband Peter, all of Seminole, Texas; his mother, Anna Klassen of Andrews, Texas; two brothers, Jake Klassen and wife Nancy of Seminole, Texas, and Henry Klassen and wife Anna of Mexico; five sisters, Helen Neufeld, Nancy Peters and husband Frank, Susie Dyck and husband Peter, Tina Sawatzky, and Margaret Reimer and husband Peter, all of Seminole, Texas;and five grandchildren.
Guadalupe Perez, age 68 of Seagraves, Texas passed away on February 23, 2020 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and one sister. A memorial will be held at a later date. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Perez was born January 25, 1952 in Littlefield, Texas to Julia (Acosta) and Pantaleon Perez. He worked as a farmer. Guadalupe was a hard working man and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing, gardening, dancing, barbequing and being around his family; he was also a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan.
Guadalupe Perez is survived by his common-law wife, Maria Salazar (Perez) of Seagraves, Texas; two sons, Joe Perez and Chris Perez all both Seagraves, Texas; one daughter, Crystal Perez of Lubbock, Texas; one brother, Eddie Perez of Seagraves, Texas, and one sister, Martina Perez of Lubbock, Texas.
Funeral services for Norene Janelle Sullivan, age 89 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.at West Side Church of Christ with Ray Young officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Visitation at Boyer Funeral Home will be Friday, February 28, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the West Side Church of Christ Building Fund. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sullivan was born in Wink, Texas on October 10, 1930. She married Glen Roy Sullivan on April 14, 1964 at the home of James and Mary Jo Kennedy (her parents). She was a member of the Church of Christ for 75 years. Janelle worked as a librarian in the public schools for 36 years. She served on the Seminole ISD School Board for many years and had over 50 years of service in public education. As she was proud to say, she was the oldest school board member in the state of Texas. Janelle passed away at the Decatur Memorial Lodge in Decatur, Texas where she had lived the last six weeks of her life.
Janelle Sullivan is survived by her children, Connie Fowler and husband Curtis, Jana Gillispie and husband Bob, Gayla Parker and husband Gary, Glen Moore and wife Yvonne, and stepson Larry Sullivan and wife Theresa. All of Janelle’s children are graduates of Seminole High School. Her legacy also includes grandchildren, Paul, Chris, Penny, Jamie, Michael, Matthew, Katie, Zac, Mercer, Katrina, Kelly Scott, and Nelda, as well as 15 great-grandchildren. Additional survivors include one brother, Weldon; three sisters, Sandra Herod and spouse Bill, Martha Nored and spouse Lynn, and Mary Eckert and spouse Miles; one brother-in-law, Al Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her precious husband, Glen; parents, James and Mary Jo Kennedy; one brother, James Lloyd Kennedy; and two sisters, Marjorie Campbell and Glenda Taylor.
May God keep her in His loving arms.
Reynaldo Castillo, age 66 of Brownfield, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Brownfield Regional Medical Center in Brownfield. A memorial will be held at a later date. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas.
Mr. Castillo was born July 3, 1953 in Taft, Texas to Leonore (Martinez) and Ramon Castillo. He married Edna Sears in Monroe, Georgia. He was known for always telling jokes and enjoyed western movies and music.
Reynaldo is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Edna Castillo, two brothers, and two sisters. He is survived by one son, Rogelio Castillo of Lubbock, Texas; two brothers, Rudy Castillo and wife Goldie of Virginia, and Ernest Castillo and wife Julia of Lubbock, Texas;and three sisters, Matilda DeLeon, Dora DeLeon and husband Roger, and Juanita Muro and husband Tony, all of Seminole, Texas.
Beloved Baptist pastor, Calvin Truett Partain, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Yelm, Washington held by family, and lifted by the love and prayers of many family and friends from a distance. Calvin grew up in Seminole, Texas, where played on the high school championship football team in 1946. He married his high school sweetheart, Marion Francis White at First Baptist Church in Seminole on July 14, 1950. His life of pastoring and other Southern Baptist ministry began at age 17 and continued into his eighties in Texas, New Mexico, and many places around the world. For more information, please take a look at his online obituary at: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/tumwater-wa/calvin-partain-9046400.
Partain was preceded in death by his son, Walter, and granddaughter, Michele. He is survived by his wife and ministry partner of 69 years, Marion. Two of his children survive him: son, David, and his wife, Marlyn; daughter, Paula and her husband, Jeff; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside gathering will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery in Seminole, Texas. All services in Seminole are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Baptist Children’s Home of Portales, New Mexico.
Funeral Mass for Ramon Almager, Sr. age 71 of Seagraves, Texas will be celebrated Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Seminole, Texas with Most Rev. Robert M. Coerver, Bishop of the Diocese of Lubbock officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Rosary will be held Sunday, February 16, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church from 6 to 7 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Mr. Almager was born August 23, 1948 in Artesia, New Mexico to Adelaida H. (DeHoyos) and Pedro G. Almager. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1968. He went on to further his education at Ranger College and then transferred to Sul Ross State University where he graduated with a degree in Spanish in 1972. He married Nordela Ortega Ramos on September 3, 1967 in Seminole, Texas. Ramon enjoyed football, baseball, track, elk hunting, snow skiing, construction, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He taught Spanish, Health, and English at Seminole ISD for three years and at Seagraves ISD for 25 years; he also taught his students how to play the game of chess. He always told his children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and students the importance of education and to be people of good moral character. He was ordained as a deacon through the Catholic Diocese of Lubbock in 1996. He served for 20 years in Seminole and Seagraves parishes.
Ramon Almager, Sr. passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Lynnwood Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Levelland, Texas. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 52 years, Nordela O. Ramos Almager; his son Ramon R. Almager, Jr. and wife Mandi Coker Almager of San Antonio, Texas; his daughters, Coloma M. Almager Cox and husband Michael of Pflugerville, Texas, Dulcinea Almager and husband Andrew P. Garza of Lubbock, Texas, and Laleinah Almager and fiancé Nathan A. VanDenburgh of Denver City, Texas; one sister, Genoveva (Eva) Almager Ambriz and husband Joe of Seminole, Texas; two brothers, Adam Almager, Sr. and wife Jane of Seminole, Texas, and Reynaldo Almager of Marble Falls, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Maria S. Almager of Midland, Texas (wife of late brother Pedro Almager, Jr.) and Elodia G. Almager of Hondo, New Mexico (wife of late brother Jose Angel Almager); 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one great-uncle, Refugio Almager and wife Emma of Goliad, Texas; and many cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Pedro Sr. and Adelaida Almaguer, and older brothers, Pedro Almager, Jr. and Jose Angel Almager.
Funeral Mass for Bonifacio Espino, Sr. of Seminole, Texas will be celebrated Monday, February 10, 2020 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 Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mr. Espino was born in Monclava, Mexico on June 5, 1932 to Guadalupe (Zavala) and Isaac Espino. He married Cleotilde Garcia in Andrews, Texas on March 21, 1986. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and was a construction worker for many years. Bonifacio loved spending time with his family and being around animals, especially dogs; he was a good father, grandfather, and a great provider for his family and had a very strong Christian faith.
Bonifacio Espino, Sr. passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Seminole Memorial Hospital in Seminole, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Manuela Jimenez; his second wife, Cleotilde Garcia; two sons, and two brothers. He is survived by four sons, Porfirio Espino and wife Lupe of Seminole, Texas, Martin Espino and wife Rosa of Sunray, Texas, Bonifacio Espino Jr. and wife Estela, and Manuel Espino and wife Gregoria, both of Mexico; four daughters, Carmela Espino and Aida Espino and husband Efrain, both of Mexico, Guadalupe Espino and husband Francisco of Sunray, Texas, and Silvia Saldana of Seminole, Texas; two brothers Jose Angel Espino and wife Bernada and Celestino Espino, both of Seminole, Texas; one sister Maria Grado of Seminole, Texas; 28 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for Maria Cardoza, age 91 of Seminole, Texas will be celebrated Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Boyer Funeral Home with Dennis Durffee Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cardoza was born February 3, 1928 in Alamo, Texas to Adela (Alaniz) and Simon Cardoza. She was a Catholic and worked as a farm laborer. She enjoyed listening to music and being around her family.
Maria Cardoza passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at her home in Seminole, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and one very special niece Jane Vela and her daughters Samantha Villarreal and Kimberly Doss.
Funeral Mass for Lorenzo Rangel, Jr., age 62 of Midland, Texas will be celebrated Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jose De Dios Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. Rosary will be held Thursday, January 30, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church from 7 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Rangel was born November 23, 1957 in Lubbock, Texas to Luisa (Rocha) and Lorenzo Rangel. He married Del Hernandez on July 11, 2011 in Ruidoso, New Mexico. He graduated from Wayland Baptist College with a bachelor’s degree in management, and retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force after serving for 21 years. He was a member the Sweetwater Jaycees and enjoyed playing golf, woodworking, and grilling outdoors.
Lorenzo Rangel, Jr. passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Rangel, Sr. and Joe Rangel. He is survived by his wife, Del Rangel of Midland, Texas; one son, Ruben Rangel and wife Meike of Austin, Texas; one daughter, Gloria Rangel of Odessa, Texas; one stepson, Daniel Ray Wright of Lubbock, Texas; one stepdaughter, Monica Wright of Midland, Texas; his parents, Luisa and Lorenzo Rangel, Sr. of Roscoe, Texas; two brothers, Johnny Rangel of Snyder, Texas, and Gilbert Rangel and wife April of Monahans, Texas; three sisters, Mary Ayres and husband Bill of Abilene, Texas, Yolanda Davila and husband Coco of Seagraves, Texas, and Linda Rangel of Roscoe, Texas.