For the Week of February 17 - February 23, 2019

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RUBY GRESSETT

Graveside services for Ruby Gressett, age 80 of Seminole, Texas will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Gaines County Cemetery with Dean Boyer officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gressett was born in Covington, Texas May 31, 1938 to Mary (Dyer) and Meyers Pendleton. She married Durwood Gressett on August 12, 1955 in Seminole, Texas. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, traveling, going to Las Vegas, and watching the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. Ruby loved her family dearly.

Ruby Gressett passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, one son, one daughter and one brother. She is survived by her husband, Durwood Gressett of Seminole, Texas; one son, Doug Gressett and wife Debra of Mineral Wells, Texas; one brother, Larry Pendleton of Odessa, Texas; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchil

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FERNANDO S. ESPINOZA

  

Funeral Mass for Fernando S. Espinoza, age 65 of Seminole, Texas will be celebrated Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Teo Eduardo officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Rosary will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Espinoza was born November 11, 1953 in Ft. Myers, Florida to Silberia (Sanchez) and Benjiman Espinoza. He married Nelda Luna in Seminole on September 30, 1976. He was a Catholic and worked for Gaines County. He was a hard working man who loved his family dearly. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to flea markets, traveling to Ruidoso and barbequing. He had a big heart and was an all-around great dad.

Fernando Espinoza passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at Seminole Memorial Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Nelda Espinoza in 2005. He is survived by two sons, Fernando L. Espinoza and wife Lisa and Christopher Espinoza and wife Krystal, both of Seminole, Texas; one daughter, Linda Espinoza and husband Thomas Vizcayno, Jr. of Seminole, Texas; five brothers, Robert Espinoza and wife Mary and Oscar Espinoza and wife Martha of Hobbs, New Mexico, Roland Espinoza, Floyd Espinoza, and Mario Espinoza all of Seminole, Texas; four sisters, Betty Gonzales and husband Freddy of Seminole, Texas; Ortanza Espinoza and husband Adolfo Luna of Seminole, Texas, Soyla Trevino and husband Selso of Brownfield, Texas, and Barbara Galvan and husband Ray of Seminole, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

For the Week of February 10 - February 16, 2019

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JACKIE NAKINA CARSON

Funeral services for Jackie NaKina Carson, age 81 of Seminole, Texas will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Transformation Church with Pastor Tod Delay officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Family will host a visitation Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Boyer Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

NaKina Carson was born August 14, 1937 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Izella (Ryal) and William Robertson. She was a non-denominational Christian and loved to tell people about Jesus; she also loved listening to praise and worship music. She became an ordained minister in 2003 and taught in prison ministry. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, crocheting and water painting. NaKina loved being with her grandchildren.

Jackie NaKina Carson passed away at her home in Seminole on Sunday, February 10, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents and one son Billy Blake. She is survived by one daughter, Reva Langley and husband Larry Ray of Seminole, Texas; three sisters, Georgeanna Genzer of Seminole, Texas, Marcella Chesser and husband Arnold of Georgia, and Lynda Caswell and husband Jerry of Meadow, Texas; five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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SUSANA FLORES

  

Funeral services for Susana Flores, age 83 of Seagraves, Texas will be held Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Pathway to the Cross Church in Seagraves where she will lie in state. Pastor Ovidio Martinez, Sr. is officiating with Pastor Ovidio Martinez, Jr. assisting. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery in Seagraves. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mrs. Flores was born June 1, 1935 in Mexico to Eulalia (Nieto) and Regino Martinez. She married Guadalupe Flores in Muleshoe, Texas on February 9, 1962. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Susana loved her church and family dearly; her grandchildren were the jewels in her crown. She was known for mentoring young women and always had a feisty attitude. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing and listening to music, especially Mariachi music.

Susana Flores passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at Shinnery Oaks Nursing Home in Denver City, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Guadalupe Flores; one sister, Leonor Salazar; one brother, Robert Martinez; and three nephews. She is survived by one son, Raul Flores and wife Socorro of Seagraves, Texas; two daughters, Mary Richburg and husband Kenneth of Lubbock, Texas and Alicia Pena and husband Jacob of Seagraves, Texas; nine grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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JOHAN TEICHROEB

Funeral services for Johan Teichroeb, age 70 of Seminole, Texas will be held Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Reinlander Mennonite Church with Henry Reimer officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Teichroeb was born in Mexico May 8, 1948 to Elisabeth (Wall) and Heinrich Teichroeb. He married Maria Fehr in Mexico June 21, 1968. He was member of Reinlander Mennonite Church and was a carpenter. He enjoyed woodworking, playing guitar on Saturday evenings and singing with his friends; he especially loved telling people about Jesus. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

Johan Teichroeb passed away at Seminole Memorial Hospital on Thursday, February 14, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, seven brothers, one sister, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is survived by his wife, Maria Teichroeb of Seminole, Texas; three sons, Henry Teichroeb and wife Nancy, John Teichroeb and wife Lisa, and Cornie Teichroeb and wife Nancy, all of Seminole, Texas; three daughters, Elizabeth Ginter and husband Jake, Helen Hiebert and husband George, and Neta Sawatzky and husband Herman, all of Seminole, Texas; one sister, Agatha Bergen of Seminole, Texas; 27 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  

For the Week of February 3 - February 9, 2019

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MARY MAY JOHNSON

Graveside services for Mary May Johnson, age 95 of Ft. Worth, Texas and formerly of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, January 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Gaines County Cemetery with Pastor James Washburn officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mrs. Johnson was born November 3, 1923 to Effie (Hagins) and Albert Brandon. She later married Andrew Walter Johnson. Mary Mae Johnson raised four children by herself and was an extremely hard working woman; she bailed hay, drove a combine, worked in the fields, and even worked in several restaurants in Seminole. She built two room additions on her home with her own bare hands. In her spare time Mary enjoyed playing softball and was even on a softball team in Seminole. She also liked to fish and just be outdoors. In her later years she enjoyed quilting, scrapbooking, playing dominos, and card games; she was always up for a challenge. One could say she was a very competitive woman.

Mary Mae Johnson passed away February 1, 2019 at Fort Worth Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Ft. Worth, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Walter Johnson in 1964; one son, John H. Johnson; one daughter, Diann Ryan; two brothers, Roy Brandon and Wilbur Brandon; and two sisters, Bernice Wilburn and Wanda Vest. She is survived by one son, Walter Johnson and wife Wanda of Seminole, Texas; one daughter, Othel Murphree of Ft. Worth, Texas; one brother, James (Bud) Brandon of Boyd, Texas; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.   

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JOYCE RENEAU

Memorial services for Joyce Reneau, age 96 of Denver City, Texas will be held Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Denver City Memorial Chapel with Roger Barron officiating. A private burial will be held at Denver City Memorial Park.  All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City, Texas in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas.

Mrs. Reneau was born December 13, 1922 in Montague, Texas to Anne (Crump) and Person Hollingsworth. She married Scott Reneau December 29, 1940 in Clarendon, Texas.  She was a Baptist. Joyce loved watching baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves; she also played dominos and skip-bo. She was a great mother and grandmother.

Joyce Reneau passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Seminole Memorial Health Care Center in Seminole, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband Scott Reneau; four sisters, Opel Morris, Lunell Miller, Blondel Gatlin, and Eulvene Hollingsworth; and one brother, Alton Hollingsworth. She is survived by one son, Lewis Reneau and wife Shirley of Seminole, Texas; one daughter, Jean Cornett of Seagraves, Texas; two brothers, Cecil Hollingsworth of Abilene, Texas and Alvin Hollingsworth of Lubbock, Texas; four sisters, Dorothy Heart of Andrews, Texas, Pearl Kemp of Andrews, Texas, Daisy Childers of Abilene, Texas, and Molly Archer of Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Randy Lambert II, Denyse Shaver, Bobby Lambert, and Lisa Reneau; four step-grandchildren, Jerry Cornett, Deborah Vance, Connie Ochoa, and La Jean Van; four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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LARRY GENE LANGLEY

Funeral services for Larry Gene Langley, age 70 of Seminole, Texas will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor Phillip Golden officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole. 

Larry Gene Langley was born July 6, 1948 in Livermore, California to Mildred (Hudson) and Haskell Langley. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and worked in the oilfield. He was a hard working man who loved his family dearly; he especially loved watching his grandchildren play sports. Larry always enjoyed laughing and joking around with people; he never held a grudge and was a very giving man. 

Larry Gene Langley passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Seminole Memorial Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Debra Langley. He is survived by one son, Joseph (Joey) Langley and wife Alejandra of Seminole, Texas; one daughter, Jennifer Langley of Seminole, Texas; two brothers, Ernie Langley and wife Harriet of Temescal Valley, California, and Michael Langley of Seminole, Texas; one sister, Linda Coker of Louisiana; and three grandchildren, Xyla Madry, Xaydren Langley, and Xrianny Langley. 


For the Week of January 27 - February 2, 2019

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JENNIE LEA HOWELL

Funeral services for Jennie Lea Howell, age 87 of Seminole, Texas will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Westside Church of Christ in Seminole with Leo Copeland officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lubbock Children’s Home. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole. Family visitation will be held Monday, January 28, 2019 at Boyer Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Jennie was born on May 8, 1931 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Emma Mae (Hill) and William Laurence Avery. She married L.E. Howell on January 13, 1951 in Lubbock, Texas. She was a devoted Christian and devoted wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma. Jennie always gave to others and never thought of herself. Her family was important to her. She donated her time to the Lubbock Children’s Home to give the house parents a break and would put her children back on track when they stumbled. She loved watching golf, reality shows, and documentaries, and was an avid reader. She also loved to cook and was an excellent cook.  

Mrs. Howell passed peacefully with her family by her side on January 25, 2019 in Lubbock, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband L.E. “Lonnie” Howell; two sisters; and one nephew. She is survived by one son, Randall Howell and wife Mary Lu of Plainview; two daughters, Rhonda Howell of Seminole, Texas, and Renee McCollum and husband Rob of Amarillo, Texas; seven grandchildren, Chance McCollum, Rodie McCollum, Riley McCollum, Addyson McCollum, William Devlin, Nicholas Howell, and Joel Devlin; and eight great-grandchildren, Maddoxx McCollum, Avi McCollum, Greyson McCollum, Bella Riddley, Carson Howell, Carter Howell, Sophia Beatley, and one on the way.

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VICTOR VENTURA

Memorial services for Victor Ventura, age 51 of Seminole, Texas will be held at Boyer Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mr. Ventura was born June 30, 1967 in San Antonio, Texas to Beatrice (Maroquin) and Antonio Ventura. He was a Christian and an artist. Victor enjoyed joking around with people and helping others. He was a missionary for two years and was very well known for his art work.


Victor Ventura passed away at his home in Seminole, Texas Saturday, January 26, 2019. He is preceded in death by one brother and one grandson. He is survived by his wife Sonia Borrego of San Antonio, Texas; his parents, Antonio and Beatrice Ventura of Seminole, Texas; three sons, Victor Ventura, Jr., Sonny Ventura, and Bryan Ventura all of San Antonio, Texas; four daughters, Venessa Ventura, Tiffany Ventura, Vanity Ventura and Sandra Ventura all of San Antonio, Texas; one brother, Tony Ventura of Seminole, Texas; three sisters, Debra Tarin of Hobbs, New Mexico, Dora Silva of Las Palmas, Texas, and Yvette Ventura of Andrews, Texas; and 19 grandchildren.

For the Week of January 20-January 26, 2019

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SYBIL WALLACE

Funeral services for Sybil Wallace, age 94 of Abilene, Texas will be held Monday, January 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at West Side Church of Christ with Minister Ray Young officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wallace was born in Denver City, Texas August 24, 1924 to Verna (Hendricks) and Harry Scown. She married Hubert L. Wallace in Denver City on June 13, 1949. She was a member of West Side Church of Christ and worked as a consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics for twelve years. Sybil was an amazing woman who brought out the best in people; she always had a smile and a great laugh. She was a very giving woman and a great cook, and never met a stranger. Her family was everything to her.

Mrs. Wallace passed away on January 18, 2019 at Mesa Springs Nursing Home in Abilene, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Hubert in 2002; one son, Harry in 2001; and one grandson. She is survived by one daughter, Debra Stanford of Colleyville, Texas; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild

For the Week of January 13 - January 19, 2019

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BERNHARD (BEN) BERGEN

Funeral services for Bernhard Bergen, age 73 of Seminole, Texas will be held Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Colony Mennonite Church with Minister Willy Giesbrecht officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Bergen was born in Mexico on August 2, 1945 to Helena (Neudorf) and Bernhard Bergen. He married Justina Guenther in Canada on July 30, 1967. He was a member of the Old Colony Mennonite Church and worked as a farmer. Bernhard enjoyed farming, traveling, and family gatherings. 

Ben Bergen will be missed by many. He was one of the first of the local Mennonites to bring his family to West Texas and make Gaines County his home. Though he believed in working hard and paying attention to the details of life, he also loved to mingle with people. Whether it was drinking coffee with his buddies or hosting family barbeques on the farm during harvest, he was invigorated by the people he loved. As a man who grew in faith in his later years, his favorite evenings were spent gathered in the living room with family, singing hymns. Family also became more precious; he loved his family dearly. Upon his cancer diagnosis, he once asked, “Can I watch my grandsons play from Heaven?”

Bernhard Bergen passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at his home in Seminole. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Justina Bergen of Seminole, Texas; three sons, Ben Bergen and wife Mary of Canada, Johnny Bergen and wife Mary of Seminole, Texas, and Willy Bergen and wife Mary of Seminole, Texas; three daughters, Susie Peters and husband Isaac of Kansas, Helen Friesen and husband Abe of Seminole, Texas, and Mairi Bergen of Ohio; three brothers, Herman Bergen and wife Elizabeth of Canada, Peter Bergen and wife Mary of Seminole, Texas, and John Bergen of Lubbock, Texas; four sisters, Tina Banman and husband Jake of Canada, Susie Redekop and husband Jake of Lubbock, Texas, Judy Neufeld and husband Dave of Lubbock, Texas, and Lisa Reimer and husband Henry of Lubbock, Texas; 24 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

The family extends a heartfelt thank-you to the community for the meals and other support shown during this time.

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PETER REIMER

Funeral services for Peter Reimer, age 67 of Seminole, Texas will be held Friday, January 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Reinlander Mennonite Church with Rev. John Loewen officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Reimer was born March 3, 1951 in Mexico to Maria (Fehr) and Cornelius Reimer. He married Aganetha Giesbrecht in Mexico on December 13, 1976. He was a member of Reinlander Mennonite Church and worked as a farmer.

Peter Reimer passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at his home in Seminole, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Aganetha Reimer of Seminole, Texas; one son, Bernhard Reimer and wife April of Lubbock, Texas; one daughter, Maria Giesbrecht and husband Abe of Seminole, Texas; seven brothers, William Reimer and wife Helena of Mexico, John Reimer and wife Elizabeth of Seminole, Texas, Abe Reimer and wife Helena of Mexico, Jacob Reimer and wife Helena of Mexico, David Reimer and wife Helena of Mexico, Frank Reimer and wife Helena of Mexico, and Isaac Reimer and wife Anna of Mexico; three sisters, Anna Siemens and husband Jacob of Mexico, Katarina Friesen and husband William of Mexico, and Helena Knelsen and husband John of Mexico; and eight grandchildren.

For the Week of January 6 - January 12, 2019

CHARLOTTE BEACH HANKINS

A graveside memorial service for Charlotte Hankins, age 77 of Seminole, Texas will be held at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Charlie Johnson officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hankins was born December 12, 1941 in Washington D.C. to Gladys (Gibbons) and Thurman Terry Beach. She married Fred Hankins in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1977. She was a Methodist and a devoted member of the Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. She held a Bachelor’s degree in teaching and a Masters degree for Special Education. Charlotte was very devoted to her parents; she and her father were very close and shared a passion of the native arts of the west. She was an artist and continued her art work even after her father passed away. She was always a very loving, caring and generous woman. 

Charlotte Hankins passed away Friday, December 15, 2018 at her home in Seminole, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Fred Hankins in 1984. She is survived by one brother, Thomas Beach and wife Nancy Aitkens of Worcester, Vermont; one nephew, Clifton Beach of Winooski, Vermont; and one cousin, Clifton Gibbons of Cheverly, Maryland.

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DELLA BLIZNAK

Funeral Mass for Della Bliznak, age 89 of Hobbs, New Mexico will be celebrated Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Seminole, Texas with Father Jose De Dios Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Rosary will be held at Boyer Funeral Home on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 7 to 8 pm.  All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bliznak was born March 14, 1929 in Mathis, Texas to Bertha (Meyers) and Robert Neseloney. She married Franklin Bliznak, Sr. in George West, Texas on July 12, 1948. She was a Catholic and a homemaker. Della enjoyed fishing, going to the beach, playing dominos and spending time with her family.

Della Bliznak passed away at her home in Hobbs on Monday, January 7, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Franklin Bliznak, Sr. in 2000; one son, Franklin Bliznak, Jr.; one daughter, Marie Durham; one brother, and two sisters. She is survived by three sons, Robert Bliznak and wife Darlene of Baytown, Texas, Mike Bliznak and wife Suzette of Tivoli, Texas, and Patrick Bliznak and wife Lanette of Ft. Stockton, Texas; two daughters, Kathryn Sloan and husband Wes of Jal, New Mexico and Margaret Whitford and husband Bob of Plains, Texas; 16 grandchildren, and numerous great- and great-great grandchildren.

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ISACK LOEWEN

Funeral services for Isack Loewen, age 48 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Reinlander Mennonite Church with Rev. John Loewen officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Loewen was born May 4, 1970 in Mexico to Helena (Wiens) and Cornelius Loewen. He married Susana Wiebe in Mexico August 6, 1989. He was a member of Reinlander Mennonite Church and worked in construction.

Isack Loewen passed away at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Susanna Loewen of Seminole, Texas; five sons, Isack Loewen, Jr. and wife Kathryn, Peter Loewen and wife Sara, Johan Loewen and wife Minne, Jacob Loewen, and Abraham Loewen, all of Seminole, Texas; eight daughters,  Anna Wall and husband John, Agatha Teichroeb and husband David, Helena Peters and husband John, Susana Wieler and husband Abe, Eva Loewen, Margaret Guenther and husband Peter, Aganetha Loewen, Sara Loewen, and  Christina Loewen, all of Seminole, Texas; five brothers, Henry Loewen and wife Helena of Mexico, Frank Loewen and wife Dora of Seminole, Texas, Jacob Loewen and wife Aganetha of Seminole, Texas, Johan Loewen and wife Helena of Mexico, and Peter Loewen and wife Maria of Seminole, Texas; seven sisters, Anna Enns and husband Isaak of Mexico, Helena Banman and husband Henry of Mexico, Katharina Neustaeter and husband Johan of Seminole, Texas, Margareta Klassen and husband Cornelius of Mexico, Aganetha Peters and husband Isaak of Seminole, Texas,  Agatha Wiebe and husband Peter of Mexico, and Elizabeth Hildebrandt and husband Abram of Seminole, Texas; and 13 grandchildren. 

For Week of December 30, 2018 - January 5, 2019

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SANTOS AVALOS

Funeral Mass for Santos Avalos, age 79 of Seagraves, Texas will be celebrated Friday, January 4, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Seagraves with Father Jose de Dios Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery in Loop. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Seagraves.

Mr. Avalos was born June 1, 1939 in Mexico to Catalina (Fraire) and Juan Avalos. He married Maria Galindo in Mexico in 1965. He was a Catholic and a farmer. He worked very hard and loved his family dearly, and was a very caring person.

Santos Avalos passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at his home in Seagraves. He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, two brothers, and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Maria Avalos of Seagraves, Texas; six sons, Hector Galindo and Jose Avalos, both of Seagraves, Texas, and Gabriel Avalos, Plásido Avalos, Fernando Avalos, and Alejandro Avalos and wife Dionicia, all of Loop, Texas; three daughters, Carlota Avalos and husband Norberto, Alejandra Avalos and husband Joe, and Evangelica Avalos and husband Luis, all of Seagraves, Texas; two brothers, Martin Avalos and wife Maria of Kansas, and Bernave Avalos of Mexico; two sisters, Emilia Barrios and husband Curberto of Mexico and Reyna Puentes and husband Esteban of California; 27 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

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FERMIN VALENCIA, JR.

Memorial services for Fermin Valencia, Jr. age 73 of Denver City, Texas will be held at a later time in Santa Fe, New Mexico. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City in association with Boyer Funeral Home in Seminole, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Disabled American Veterans. www.dav.org 

Mr. Valencia was born December 24, 1945 in Pecos, New Mexico to Mercedes (Bowles) and Fermin Valencia, Sr. He was married to Sabrina Quintana. He served as a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War and later worked in the oilfield. Fermin Valencia, Jr. enjoyed being outdoors, fly fishing, listening to Northern New Mexico music and being with his family; he was a simple and very patient man who would give you the shirt off his back. 

Fermin Valencia, Jr. passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at his home in Denver City, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Mikaela Valencia; and one brother, Isaac Valencia. He is survived by his wife, Sabrina Valencia of Denver City, Texas; three sons, Brian Lee Gonzales of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Craig Anthony Valencia of Ilfield, New Mexico, and Jason Fermin Valencia and wife Charlene of Pecos, New Mexico; six daughters, Adrian Teresa Valencia of Midland, Texas, Shilo ShyAnne Valencia of Denver City, Texas, Kiara Elyse Valencia of Germany, Bianca Mercedes Valencia of Denver City, Texas, M’Ryah Danyel Valencia of Denver City, Texas, and LoreliRose Antoinette Valencia of Denver City, Texas; four brothers, Bernie Valencia and wife Viola of Pecos, New Mexico, George Valencia and wife Mary Jane of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Orlando Valencia and wife Mickey of Pecos, New Mexico, and Gary Valencia and wife Rosalie of Santa Fe, New Mexico; four sisters, Ceclia Varela and husband Wilfred of Pecos, New Mexico, Clara Lopez and husband David of Pecos, New Mexico, Minnie Rivera and husband Fidel of Pecos, New Mexico, and Martha Flores and husband Mike of Pecos, New Mexico; and four grandchildren.