Obituaries

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Clint Tarvin

Clint Tarvin, 87, of Perryton, died Oct. 17, 2018. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ with Mikel Petersen officiating. Burial followed in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. He was born Aug. 11, 1931 in Merkel. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict as a boiler mechanic on his ship. He married Jewell Sessom on Dec. 29, 1953. He worked for Phillips Petroleum for 32 years, 20 years as a mechanical supervisor. After retiring in 1993, he and his wife moved to San Angelo for 18 years before moving back to Perryton. He was preceded in death by his parents, E. C. and Alma (Stout) Tarvin; and one brother, Arthur Tarvin. He is survived by his wife, Jewell, of the home; three sons, Lonnie Tarvin and Donnie Tarvin, both of Perryton, and Mike Tarvin of Coppell; one daughter, Sandra Mackey of Perryton; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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10
Oct
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Martin rites held

Ludivina “Ludi” Pena Martin, 56, of Perryton died Oct. 4, 2018. Mass was held Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Cesar Gomez, assisted by Deacon Sergio Estrada, officiating. Burial will be in the Moscow, KS Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. She was born Aug. 26, 1962 in Chihuahua, Mexico, and married Tom Martin on Aug. 6, 1988 in Hugoton, KS. She graduated from St. Mary’s of the Plains College in Dodge City, KS, and received her master’s degree in education, counseling and school administration from West Texas A&M University. She began her teaching career at St. John’s Elementary in Hoisington, KS. She had worked for the Perryton Independent School District for around 20 years, and was the principal of the Top of Texas Accelerated Education Center. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Perryton Lions Club.

Wed
26
Sep
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Florence Hummer Conley

Florence Yvonne (Hummer) Conley, 83, of Perryton, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 in Amarillo. Services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at First Christian Church in Perryton. Burial will follow in Ochiltree Cemetery, and arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton. Florence was born on April 28, 1935 in Beaver, OK to David D and Mary V. (Morgan) Hummer, the youngest of six children. Florence attended school in both Booker and Perryton, at which time she was very active in sports and also participated as the band’s drum majorette and twirler, something with which she took great pride in. While she was young, Florence made her confession of faith and was a lifelong servant of our Lord. She exemplified a life of Christian commitment and moral integrity. Florence married Gary O. Conley on July 20, 1952 in the home of her parents. To this union two children were born, Marc O. in 1953 and Cheryl Y. in 1955.

Wed
26
Sep
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George Zoller

George Zoller, 95, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. A memorial service will be at the First United Methodist Church, 321 Baylor, at 1 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 27, 2018. The service will be streamed via YouTube at Perryton’s First United Methodist Church’s site. He was born in Parks Camp near Breckenridge, on April 25, 1923. George graduated high school in Van, and attended Texas Tech on a football scholarship. He served in the US Navy during WWII and returned to Texas Tech to complete his degree. After graduation, he became a high school football coach. He became high school principal when he came to Perryton in 1958. George retired as superintendent of Perryton ISD in 1985. He was very active in the Lions Club on the local and state levels. He served as chairman of United Way for several years. He was active in the Texas State Teachers Association, both on the local and state levels. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 65 years. He was instrumental in founding the YMCA.

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26
Sep
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Wanda Merl Guthrie Smith

Wanda Merl (Guthrie) Smith was born March 2, 1937 in Pep, NM, to parents Thomas Houston and Elva White Guthrie. She claimed her Heavenly reward Sept. 25, 2018. She and her family grew up in the Canute, OK community, with Wanda often working two jobs at a time to help support the family. She graduated from Canute High School as valedictorian. Wanda entered the workforce full-time as a bank teller in Elk City, where she later met her husband, Tom. They were married August 23, 1958, at the Hammon Church of Christ. Wanda and Tom moved to Oklahoma City, where Tom worked as a sales representative for Wrigley Gum and Wanda went to work for Liberty Bank and later for General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC). Wanda was always respected for her strong work ethic and dependability. She left the workforce to be a full-time mom, having Burt and Cindy in the years 1968 and 1969.

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19
Sep
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Freda Stephens

Freda Mae Stephens, 87, died Sept. 14, 2018 at the Beaver County Nursing Home in Beaver, OK. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Crossroads Bible Fellowship in Bryan’s Corner, OK with James Epp officiating. Burial was in Gray Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. She was born March 28, 1931 in Lima, OK, and married Lloyd Presley Stephens on Aug. 15, 1949 in Seminole, OK. They lived in California from 1949-60, then moved to Balko, OK in 1974. She worked for the Balko Schools until 1983 when she and her husband managed a saltwater disposal west of Bryan’s Corner. She also worked at the Bryan’s Corner Quick Stop. Her husband died in 1997. She moved to Guymon in 2001, where she was active in her retirement community, and volunteered at her church, a pregnancy center and food bank. She moved to the Beaver County Nursing Home in 2014, where she was chairman of the senior committee and crowned queen of the nursing home in 2016.

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05
Sep
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Robert ‘Bob’ Lewis

Robert Howard “Bob” Lewis passed away Aug. 26, 2018. Bob was born September 21, 1922 in Florence, AL. He married Helen Marian Robertson on Nov. 4, 1949. He served in the Marine Corp. during World War II, taking part in the battles of Iwo Jima, where he was wounded, and Guam. He earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals. Bob’s faith in God was the greatest joy of his life. He enjoyed listening to classical music, reading Marine Corps history, and staying current with Marine activities, which included a trip to the 50th Marine reunion on the island of Iwo Jima. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and four sisters. He is survived by one sister, Janice Thomas of Kentucky. He is remembered by his wife, Helen, one son, Robert Howard “Howie” Lewis, Jr, his daughter-in-law, Tamra and grandsons Joshua Adam Lewis and Michael Ryan Thorn.

Wed
29
Aug
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Hallie Rose Maupin Yates

Hallie Rose Maupin Yates, 98, former longtime resident of Perryton, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 in Amarillo after a brief illness. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 31, from 6-8 p.m. at Boxwell Brothers in Perryton. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Ochiltree Cemetery. Hallie was born Nov. 21, 1919 in Clifton, AZ to Oscar and Kristine Hvidberg Maupin. Her father was a laborer and later a civil engineer for the Arizona Highway Department. The family moved many times as new roads and highways were being built throughout the state. They lived in tents at remote camp sites, tourist courts and on occasion a house if the job took long enough. After their mother died in 1935, she and her brother went to live with an aunt in El Paso, where she graduated from El Paso High School in May of 1938. She married Terry Cecil Yates on Dec. 3, 1938 in El Paso. Two daughters were born to this marriage while they were living in California.

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08
Aug
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Coeta Halliburton

Coeta June Plain Sperry Halliburton, 82, of Follett, died Aug. 3, 2018 in hospice in Amarillo, after a long battle with cancer. Services were held Monday, Aug. 6, at Follett United Methodist Church. Burial was in Fairmont Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Scotty Schilling Funeral Director in Follett. She was born Oct. 1, 1935 in Beaver County, OK. The family moved to Follett in 1944, and she graduated as salutatorian from Follett High School in 1953. She married Virgil Clarence “Pete” Sperry in July 1953 in Clayton, NM. They lived on the Gex Ranch for many years before moving northeast of Follett in 1987. Her husband died in 2003. She later married Raymond Halliburton. She worked for the ASCS, the Circle Register newspaper, Follett National Bank and was county and district clerk for Lipscomb County. She was a member of Follett United Methodist Church.

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01
Aug
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May services held July 31

George May, 81, of Perryton, died July 27, 2018 in Wellington. Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 31, at Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. He was born April 14, 1937 in Liberal, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Imogene May; and one sister, Helen Lee. He is survived by three nieces, Jan Page of Wagoner, OK, Karen Minton of Castle Pines, CO and Cheryl Rhoderick of Amarillo; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews. The family suggests memorials to one’s favorite charity.

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