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Janette “Jan” Waugh Ball, 85, died Dec. 4, 2018 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Austin Oaks Church chapel.

She was born Oct. 3, 1933 in Ranger, and graduated from Perryton High School in 1951. She received a degree in art from Abilene Christian College and a master’s degree in education from North Texas State University.

She was an elementary school teacher at Joslin Elementary and Sunset Valley Elementary in Austin until she retired.

After retirement she worked in retail and published a children’s story book.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Dora Waugh.

She is survived by her husband, Duane; two sons, Roger Ball and Michael Ball; and five grandchildren.

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Pauline Cotner Daugherty

Pauline Cotner Daugherty, 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Dec. 10, 2018 in Pampa.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa with Pastor Brian Thomas of Harvest Bible Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Pauline was born Dec. 5, 1925 to Wilbur and Ethel Frances Taylor Cotner in Detroit, Michigan. While in Detroit, Pauline sang on the radio as a young child. At the age of 14, her family bought a farm between Canadian and Perryton. She attended Perryton High School, where she graduated with honors, and later earned a degree from West Texas Teacher’s College in Canyon. While she was secretary of First Methodist Church in Pampa, she met her future husband Leon Wallace Daugherty. They married on Aug. 2, 1949 at the First Methodist Church.

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Sally Jo Steinpreis

Sally Jo Steinpreis (née Crouser) was born December 28, 1948, in Odessa, to Harold L. (“Buck”) Crouser, and his wife, Caroline K. (“Kay”) Crouser (née Boehmer). She was called to faith and became a child of Almighty God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on June 26, 1949, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Dormont, PA, by Pastor Walter Sodt.

After two years of instruction in the truth of the Christian faith, Sally was confirmed in the Lutheran Church on April 7, 1963, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Houston, by Pastor W.A. Gerdes. Her confirmation memory verse was “I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10).

Sally attended elementary school in Odessa and middle school at Our Savior Lutheran School, Houston. She graduated from Permian High School in Odessa on May 31, 1967, where she was inducted into the National Honor Society.

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Bobby Lee Wray

Bobby Lee “Bob” Wray, 88, of Perryton, died Monday, Dec.3, 2018 in Perryton.

Services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Boxwell Brothers Chapel in Perryton, officiated by Rev. Darrell Burton. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

Mr. Wray was born on Sept. 26, 1930 to Samuel Wray and Mae Dee Parker Wray in Amarillo, (Potter County). On May 24, 1947 Bob married his beloved Bonnie Delphia Monroe in Clayton, NM. He and “Babe,” as he lovingly called her, were married for 67 years before she passed away in 2014.

Bob lived in Perryton for 59 years, working in the oilfield for Baker and Taylor, and later owning the Northside Phillips 66 service station before retiring in the 1990’s.

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Judith Alison Burdge Baze

Judith Alison Burdge Baze, aged 65, of Hooker, OK, departed this life on Dec. 2, 2018, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS, and entered the gates of heaven.

Born on March 12, 1953, in Liberal, KS, Judi was the second daughter of Lawrence “Jiggs” and Lucille Lawson Burdge. She and her older sister, Kathleen, were raised in Hooker, where their father was co-owner of the Hooker Hardware Company and their mother was a stay-at-home mom and later a teacher.

Saved at age 12 at the Hooker First Baptist Church, she humbly walked with her Lord and continued to grow in her faith. Judi delighted in small town life, and she was always proud to be from Hooker. Judi attended Hooker Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1971. Judi earned a BS in Home Economics from OSU in Stillwater, a Masters in Housing and Interiors from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and a Masters in Special Education at North Texas State University in Denton.

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Kenneth Ray Arnett, 70, died Nov. 8, 2018 at a Temple nursing center.

An inurnment ceremony was held Monday, Nov. 19 at the Central Texas state Veterans Cemetery, with military honors.

He was born May 29, 1948 in Perryton to John Ray and Lois Ann (Standish) Arnett. He served in the U.S. Army, with a tour in Vietnam. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Four Stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He is survived by four sons, Kenny Arnett of Hammon, OK, Jason Young, Michael Young and Daniel Young; and one daughter, Elizabeth Young; one brother, Jerrel “Bud” Arnett of Fargo, OK; three sisters, Ann Dunsworth and Lela Bryan, both of Perryton, and Marie Karber of Balko, OK; and six grandchildren.

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Gwendolyn Earline Phagan Wade

Gwendolyn Earline Phagan Wade, 90, former longtime resident of Perryton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 in Yukon, OK, with memorial services to be scheduled at a later date.

Gwen was born Feb. 3, 1928 to Ray and Louville Phagan in Vashti. Ray Phagan was a sheriff in Ochiltree County for 28 years. They moved to Perryton in 1945 when Gwen was 17 years old.

Gwen graduated from Perryton High School in 1945 and attended college at West Texas State University. She was married to Fountain Wade in Perryton on Oct. 5, 1946. He died in 1972. In 2010 she moved to an assisted living facility in Yukon.

She spent most of her life as a homemaker and mother. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Perryton, and was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi and a charter member of the Jennie June Club. She was also instrumental helping with the elections in Perryton.

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Eldon Leon Gurley

Eldon Leon Gurley, 92, of Perryton, died Sunday, November 18, 2016 in Perryton.

Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Perryton. Burial followed in Ochiltree Cemetery, with Rev. Richard Laverty and Rev. Tom Wicker officiating both services. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

Mr. Gurley was born on Oct.1, 1926 in Huntoon, in a half dug-out to Homer Gurley and Versie Lathem Gurley.

He married his wife, Faye Jean Burger, on May 30, 1948 in Waka, at the Church of the Brethren. He was a lifetime resident of the area, and he attended First Baptist Church in Perryton.

Mr. Gurley is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was drafted out of high school into military service in 1945. He served two years at the end of World War II. He would have been among the Allied troops to invade Japan had the atomic bombs not ended the war. Six months after the war’s end, he returned to Perryton.

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Linda Yell Rutz

Linda Sue Yell Rutz, 60, of Amarillo, formerly of Perryton, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in Amarillo. Graveside services will be Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Ochiltree Cemetery, with Mikel Petersen officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Perryton. Mrs. Rutz was born on Feb. 5, 1958 in Dumas, to Joseph H. Yell and Wanda Robbins Yell. Mrs. Rutz was preceded in death by her father and mother, Wanda Robbins Wysong; and one brother, Jody Yell. She is survived by two daughters, Lacie Denton of Perryton, and Stacie Hedrick of Amarillo; two grandsons, Paxton Denton and Cole Jefferies; one granddaughter, Riley Hedrick; one sister, Rebecca Connolly of Amarillo; one brother, Paul Deen Yell of Guymon, OK; and one step-brother, David W. Wysong of Spearman. The family requests memorials be to one’s favorite charity.

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Lois P. Cowan

Lois P. Cowan, 90, of Perryton, Texas died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in Perryton. Graveside services will be held Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Bethany Cemetery in Balko, OK, officiated by Dixie Hargues. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton. Mrs. Cowan was born on April 3, 1928 in Woodward County, OK to Oliver Darby and Mildred Hedrick Darby. She married Hal Wesley Cowan, on Jan. 8, 1949 in Canadian. During their marriage she was with her husband in Bolivia, Angola, Portuguese West Africa, Iran, Columbia and France while he worked in the oilfields. Mrs. Cowan was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, H. W. (Hal) Cowan. Mrs. Cowan is survived by two daughters, Valerie Karber and husband Braden of Perryton, and Diedra Pisha and husband Ron of Montgomery; one grandson, John Huckaby; two granddaughters, Brada Hargues and Bana Cortez; and five great-grandchildren, Brenden Lane, Brice Lane, Barrett Lane, Breanna Castanon and Colton Castanon.

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