Obituaries

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James Clinton “Clint” Caldwell

Clint Caldwell entered his heavenly home on April 11, 2019. He passed peacefully and was surrounded by family at his home.

Born in Perryton on April 5, 1932, he was the oldest of six children to James Clinton and Anna Pearl Caldwell.

Clint married Geneva Peterson on Sept. 14, 1954 in Perryton, shortly after he returned from service in the Korean War. They lived in South Dakota, Kansas, and Spearman, until they settled in Carlton, OR in 1966 where they purchased a small farm east of town in 1972. They had three daughters: Sharon, LuAnn, and Sandy.

At the age of 14, Clint began working in the construction industry. In 1978 he started his own business, Clint Caldwell Construction, and then Grade Line Construction, Inc. in 1997, serving Yamhill County. He was known as a hard worker and great provider for his family. He retired in 2015.

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Jimmie Dale Mitchell (1948-2019)

Jimmie Dale Mitchell, 70, of Perryton Texas peacefully passed on from this world on April 11, 2019 surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Jimmie Mitchell, known to everyone just as “Jimmie” was born Aug. 29, 1948 to John Louis and Penny Lorene Mitchell. He is, preceded in death by his parents and his sister Linda Gail Saavedra.

He married Carolyn Helen McCartney on Feb. 25, 1969. They shared a loving marriage of fifty years and had two children Mike Mitchell and Tiffany Mitchell-Olvera. Of his children, Jimmie has six grandchildren in addition to two great-grandchildren with another expected to arrive soon.

In life, Jimmie was a man dedicated to his community and family. He was a 33rd degree Freemason, a fervent supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, with one of his grandchildren receiving his Eagle Scout award and another one close to receiving his Eagle. He never knew a stranger, and always welcomed a new face with a warm smile and a hug.

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Rites set for Bryant

Robert W. Bryant Sr., 86, of Perryton died April 10, 2019.

Memorial services will be Thursday, April 18, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Perryton with Rev. Richard Laverty officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

He was born April 9, 1933 in Denton County. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Navy before returning to the electrical business in Amarillo, working as a contractor for 60 years.

He also taught electrical classes at Frank Phillips College, as well as Dale Carnegie courses in Amarillo. He served the church in several positions, and was associate pastor of the Baptist church in Red River, NM for six years.

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Leona Arlene Robertson Powell

Leona Arlene (Robertson) Powell was born on July 17, 1934, in Perryton. She passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the age of 84.

A celebration of life for Arlene will be begin at noon on Saturday, April 13, at Roman Nose State Park Lodge in Watonga, OK

Arlene lived in Watonga, OK, for more than 20 years and near Noble, OK, for 15 years.

Her favorite pastime was morning and afternoon coffee with friends and neighbors at Hutch’s and the Hi De Ho Cafe.

She will be remembered both as a loving mother, trusted friend and wise counsel with an unwavering faith, and as the little redhead in the white car with the loud Chihuahua.

Arlene owned, managed and worked in restaurants all her life while residing in Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas. Her most cherished work experience was running the Little Texan on Brillhart Avenue in Perryton in the 1970’s.

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Irvin Boyd

Irvin Boyd, 88, of Gruver, died March 20, 2019 at Hansford County Hospital in Spearman.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, at First Christian Church in Gruver with Rev. Gary Gumfory officiating. Burial was in Gruver Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

He was born Dec. 12, 1930 in Meade, KS, and graduated from Gruver High School in the late 1940s.

He married Helen Sanders May 22, 1951 in Gruver. He was a farmer and rancher, and a member of Gruver First Christian Church. Irvin served on several farm boards and the Stationmaster’s House Museum.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harrison Lewis and Eva Mae Boyd; and two daughters, Betty Lou West and Mary Sue Wester.

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Donna Harper

Donna Harper, 81, of Perryton, died March 18, 2019.

Graveside services were held Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at Ochiltree Cemetery with Rev. Duce Cooper officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

She was born June 19, 1937 in Medicine Lodge, KS, and married Roy Harper May 22, 1955 in Protection, KS. She was a bookkeeper, and a member of the Methodist Church in Willmore, KS.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Clyde and Ruth Denney; and three siblings, Norma Starks, Pat Thomas and Larry Denney.

She is survived by two sons, Roy D. Harper, Jr., of Perryton and Steve N. Harper of Booker; one daughter, Pamela Jean Anderson of San Angelo; one sister, Linda Graybill of Coffeyville, KS; one brother, Lanny Denney of Coldwater, KS; 12 grandchildren; and 25 greatgrandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to one’s favorite charity.

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Hidalgo rites held

Carmen Hidalgo, 94, of Perryton died March 10, 2019.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 12, at Boxwell Brothers Chapel. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Bothers Funeral Home.

She was born May 21, 1924 in El Rayo, Durango, Mexico. She moved to Perryton from Houston in 2013. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Pedro Hidalgo, Juan Hidalgo and Francisco Hidalgo; one daughter, Guadalupe; her husband; and her parents.

She is survived by three sons, Victor Manuel Hidalgo and Jesus Hidalgo, both of Houston and Miguel Hidalgo of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; three daughters, Vicky Hidalgo of Muleshoe, Margarita Hidalgo of Perryton and Dora Garcia of Port Neches; 47 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to one’s favorite charity.

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Carol Daley Mitchell

Carol Daley Mitchell passed away Sunday, March 3, at her home in Abilene.

She was born August 28, 1942 in Perryton,to Garland and Agnes Macy Daley.

Carol grew up in Perryton and graduated from Perryton High School in 1960. She entered Mc-Murry College where she met Mac Mitchell and they were married in 1962.

Her schooling was interrupted by the birth of a son, Lance, in 1963. She returned to school and upon graduation began a teaching career of 33 years in the Abilene ISD, teaching at Franklin, Lincoln and Abilene High.

Carol retired in 2000 and had a love of travel, visiting all 49 continental United States and 17 other countries.

Carol is survived by her husband, Mac, son Lance, sister Diane. A previous foreign exchange student, Tim Menzel of Germany, also called her Mom. She is also survived by a host of friends.

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07
Mar
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Chet Martin Raney

Chet Raney, 56 year old Woodward resident, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Shannon Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Chester Martin Raney was born on Feb. 18, 1963 in Muleshoe, to William Wayne Raney and Tresha Faye (Jones) Raney O’Quin. Chet grew up in Perryton, and graduated from Perryton High School in 1981.

He was united in marriage to Leslie Stewart on June 29, 1991 in Perryton. They made their home in Norman before moving to Woodward in 1993. They were blessed with a daughter Avery.

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Jeanne Gramstorff

Jeanne Gramstorff of Perryton, died March 1, 2019 in Morehead City, North Carolina.

A graveside service will be held at Ochiltree Cemetery on Friday, March 8, 2019, at 11 a.m., and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Perryton, officiated by Rev. Mark Metzger. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. of Perryton.

Mrs. Gramstorff was born in Floydada, Texas to David S. Battey and Ruth Pitts Battey. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and became a teacher. She married her husband, John C. “Jack” Gramstorff in Lubbock, Texas on February 14, 1951, and was active in church, and was on the Perry Memorial Library Board, and the Board of Perryton National Bank.

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