Obituaries

Wed
13
Sep

Connie Jean Gray

Connie Jean Gray was born November 22, 1947 in Rock Island, IL to Stanley L. and Betty Jean (Gorsuch) Ewing. Connie passed away on Sept. 7, 2017 in Booker. Cremation service was under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Service Booker, Texas. Connie married Joe Robert Gray Jr. in February 1964, and they made their home in Perryton. Connie worked as an LVN. Outside of work, she served as the Chairperson of the National Guard Family Support. She was full of personality and spunk, but it was her grandchildren, family and pets that brought her the most enjoyment in life. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include: sons Jim Gray and wife Tina of Perryton and Joe Gray Jr.

Sat
02
Sep

Foy B. Dorman

Foy B. Dorman, 78, of Perryton died Aug. 30, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family. Services will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. at Community Worship Center with Rev. Rick Clendenen and Rev. Tim Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. He was born Dec. 28, 1938 in Marlow, OK, and married Marilyn Smith on Sept. 6, 1958 in Borger. Foy moved to Perryton in 1970 from Rush Springs, OK. He was an industrial mechanic in the oilfield, and owned and operated Dorman Industrial Engines from 1978-2001 in Perryton. He was a very loving husband, father and PaPa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Lee and Esther Cook Dorman; one sister; five brothers; and two grandchildren, Bo Dorman and April Dorman.

Wed
30
Aug

Sharon Rose Mendenhall

Sharon Rose Mendenhall passed away in Oklahoma City, OK, on Aug. 20, 1917, at the age of 63. Sharon is predeceased by her mother, Marieta Cates; her father, J.E. Cates; a twin sister, Karen; and a brother, Merlyn. Sharon is survived by her loving husband of almost 12 years and best friend and high school sweetheart Jerry Mendenhall of Chandler, OK. They were married in Balko, OK, at the Balko Community Faith Church on Nov. 25, 2005. Sharon is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Lesa Johnson, husband Mark and grandsons Landry and Seth of Alexander, AR.; her daughter, Sarah Morris, and grandchildren, Bailey and Noah of Lawton, OK.

Wed
30
Aug

Karma Hammonds

Karma Lee Harper Hammonds of Perryton passed away Aug. 24, 2017 in Amarillo. She was born in Amarillo on Sept. 10, 1963 to Robert Sterling and Naomi Ruth Ediger. Robert Harper adopted Karma when she was very young, after his marriage to her mother. Karma attended Perryton Schools. She married Leslie Shane Hammonds on Feb. 18 1983 at the Holly Chapel of the First Baptist in Perryton. They had two daughters Leslie ShaRee Hammonds and Shianne Lee Hammonds. Karma is survived by her two daughters; a sister, Karen A. Pshigoda; a grandson, Stryven; a granddaughter Saraelee; one niece, Linda Pshigoda; and two nephews, Brayden Fox and Kevin Pshigoda. She was preceded in death by her sister, Glenna J. Fox and a brother, Robert C. Knight. The family would like to thank Suzanne Sooter for her friendship and caring so kindly for Karma through the years and staying by her side in Karma’s final hours. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date

Wed
30
Aug

Donna Kippenberger

Donna Kippenberger, 75, of Guymon, OK, died Aug. 20, 2017. Cremation and graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 26, at Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon, with Rev. Larry Watson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon. She was born April 14, 1942 in Perryton, and grew up in Beaver County, OK. She graduated from Balko High School in 1960. She attended college at Panhandle State University in Goodwell. She married Jim Kippenberger on July 7, 1962 in Guymon, and they lived on the family farm. She had worked at the Guymon Head Start program, and drove a bus for the Guymon Public School. She later worked as a hospitality clerk for Holiday Inn. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, in 2002; one brother, Joe DeLoren Claybrook; one sister, Doris Sumrall; her parents, Joe and Malva B. Claybrook; and one stepbrother, Clarence Shorb.

Wed
30
Aug

Harley A. Reeves

Harley A. Reeves, 69, of Waka, died Aug. 25, 2017. Memorial services were held Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Southside Baptist church with Rev. Joe Stepp officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton. He was born Dec. 20, 1947 in Colorado Springs, CO. He served in the United States Army in Vietnam. He married Deborah Ott on Dec. 27, 1997 in Reno, NV. He was a farmer, logger, oilfield worker and iron worker. He owned his own fabrication business for the last nine years. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy Allen and Bonnie Lou Elledge Reeves. He is survived by his wife, Deborah, of Waka; three stepdaughters, Kathleen Colombo of Reno, NV, Elizabeth Bonaudi of Gambier, OH and Heather Dorman of Alaska; one stepson, James Greathouse of Oregon; two brothers, Doug Reeves of Perryton and Keith Reeves of Blairsberge, IA: one sister, Carolina Cogdill of Amarillo; and five grandchildren.

Wed
30
Aug

Ernest Allen Kendrick

Ernest Allen Kendrick, 90, of Amarillo, formerly of Perryton, died Aug. 25, 2017. Services were held Monday, Aug. 28, at Boxwell Brothers Chapel with Rev. Tim Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. He was born Jan. 23, 1927 in Wellington to Herman Allen and Lena Jane Kendrick. He is survived by his wife, Brownie Kendrick; one daughter, Vicki Conger of Brighton of Brighton, CO; two sons, Warren Kendrick of Bullard and David Kendrick of Lewisville; one sister, Mickye Ann Campbell of Amarillo; two stepsons, Greg Duff of Amarillo and Kelly Duff of Goldendale, WA; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren

Wed
30
Aug

Linda Wester Bunch

Linda Wester Bunch, 76, of Perryton, died Aug. 25, 2017. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Stepp officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton. She was born Jan. 26, 1941 in Fordland, MO, and married David Bunch in March 1956 in Clayton, NM. She attended Frank Phillips College, and was a registered nurse. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Steven Bunch; her parents, Lloyd Arthur and Wilma Lee Nichols Wester; one granddaughter, Melanie Bunch; and one great-granddaughter, Mia. She is survived by one daughter, Angela Bunch Hammonds of Perryton; one sister, Mary Nell Graves of Odessa; and one grandchild.

Wed
30
Aug

Doris Ingeborg Carlson

Doris Ingeborg Carlson, 67, of Liberal, KS, died Aug. 17, 2017 in Amarillo. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. at Miller Mortuary in Liberal, KS. She was born Aug. 14, 1950 in Bamberg, Germany. She was a Cub Scout den mother, and served on both the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts Council Boards. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Renate Churchill. She is survived by two sons, James King of Tyrone, OK and Lloyd Carlson of Tulsa, OK; two daughters, Maria Volden of Liberal, KS and Jody Richesin of Perryton; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren

Wed
30
Aug

Melvin M. Monroe

Melvin M. Monroe, 77, of Elkhart, KS, formerly of Balko, OK died Aug. 19, 2017. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Church of the Nazarene in Elkhart. He was born Oct. 29, 1939 in Clayton, NM, and married Roberta June Frantz on Aug. 21, 1960 in Guymon, OK. He graduated from Panhandle State University with a double major in industrial arts and physical education. He taught industrial arts and coached basketball at Goodwell, Forgan and Balko for many years. He farmed and ranched in Oklahoma and New Mexico, until moving to Stead, NM in 1981, where he continued the family farm until moving to Guymon. He later moved to Elkhart, KS. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta; and his parents, Charles Henry Jr. and Opal Parker Monroe. He is survived by one son, Monte Monroe of Yukon, OK; three daughters, Marcia Cowan of Balko, OK, Micah Mock of Clayton, NM and Mindy Dougherty of Elkhart, KS; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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