Obituaries

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Doug Shelton

Douglas (Doug) Vernon Shelton lost his sevenmonth struggle with carbon monoxide poisoning on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Doug left behind his uncle, William D.Kendall, of Aurora, CO., his cousin Lori A. Shelton of Dana Point CA, many relatives, colleagues, friends and former students.

Doug was born to Don and Doris Marie (Mickie) in Oklahoma, on March 11, 1958. He was an older brother to Greg Shelton and best friend.

Doug spent his childhood in Guymon, OK, where he made amazing memories. He graduated from Guymon High School and from Oklahoma Panhandle State University where he majored in English.

After graduation, Doug taught at Guymon High School, and molded the lives of so many students with whom he remained in contact over the years. He later moved to Boise City, OK, where he taught at Boise City High School. After moving from Oklahoma, Doug moved to Perryton, where he taught eighth grade English at Perryton Junior High School.

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Rites set for Buxton

Patricia Kathleen “Trish” Buxton, 72, of Perryton, died Oct. 15, 2019.

Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Victory Family Church with Marlon Sparks officiating. Viewing will begin Thursday, Oct. 17 at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Perryton.

A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday edition of the Herald.

You Can’t Park There!

The first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City on July 16, 1935. It was designed by Holger George Thuesen and Gerald A. Hale, two engineering professors at Oklahoma State University.

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Stanley Linquist

Stanley J. Linquist, 71, of Amarillo, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Memorial services were held Monday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home Chapel in Amarillo.

Dr. Stanley was born March 16, 1948 in Topeka, KS to Stanley and Bette Linquist. He graduated from Perryton High School, and earned an associate degree from Del Mar Community College in Corpus Christi.

He proudly served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam from 1968-1972. Stanley lived in Anchorage, Alaska for over 20 years, and worked for Alaska Pipe and Steel.

He married Carolyn Lively on Nov. 30, 2001. They moved to Amarillo from Anchorage in 2004. He worked for Silver Star Supply until his retirement in 2012.

In his spare time, Stanley enjoyed fishing, gardening, and remote control airplanes. He was also an avid football fan, who was very serious about his fantasy football team.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Rites set for Vazquez

Luis Arturo Loya Vazquez, 61, of Perryton, died Oct. 13, 2019.

Services will be held Friday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. at Iglesia Jesucristo el Pan de Vida, 601 S. Ash, with Pastor Pablo Perez officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

He was born April 16, 1958 in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was a truck driver for a petroleum business. He had lived in Perryton 12 years, moving here from Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eustorgio Loya and Alicia Vazquez.

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Jason Alan Whitehead

Jason Alan Whitehead

Jason Alan Whitehead, 51, of Perryton, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 in Perryton.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Perryton, officiated by Rev. Richard Laverty. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. of Perryton.

Jason was born May 26, 1968 to Dr. Jerry and Judy Whitehead, in Davenport, Iowa. He worked in farming, and he was the proud father of three girls. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit as a son, father, brother, and uncle.

Jason is survived by his parents, Jerry and Judy; three daughters Jillian, Jenna, and Jera; one brother, Jarel; and one sister, Janelle.

Jason was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Edward “Pappy” Whitehead, and his grandmother, Jessie “Nanny” Whitehead.

The family requests memorials be to the Gideons, P. O. Box 254, Perryton, or to one’s favorite charity.

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Bonny Lofland

Bonny Lofland

Bonny Lofland passed away at age 92 on Sept. 30, 2019, in Port Lavaca.

A memorial and internment will be held in Ochiltree County Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Rosary was said at 1:00 pm at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 67 Milam Street in Point Comfort on Oct. 4, 2019, with a funeral mass following.

She was the fourth of eight children born to Glen and Helen Marcellus of Liberal, Kansas. Bonny and her family relocated to the Texas Panhandle in the mid 1950’s where she raised five children, all of whom graduated from Perryton High School and continued on to some level of higher education.

In addition to being a wonderful Mother and Granny, she worked at jobs in the medical field, oil field, and real estate as well as an entrepreneur in the consumer service industry. In 2001, she again relocated to Port Lavaca with her youngest daughter.

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Bonny Lofland

Bonny Lofland passed away at age 92 on Sept. 30, 2019, in Port Lavaca.

Rosary will be said at 1:00 pm at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 67 Milam Street in Point Comfort Oct. 4, 2019, with a funeral mass following. A memorial and internment will be held in Perryton on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

She was the fourth of eight children born to Glen and Helen Marcellus of Liberal, Kansas. Bonny and her family relocated to the Texas Panhandle in the mid 1950’s where she raised five children, all of whom graduated from Perryton High School and continued on to some level of higher education.

In addition to being a wonderful Mother and Granny, she worked at jobs in the medical field, oil field, and real estate as well as an entrepreneur in the consumer service industry. In 2001, she again relocated to Port Lavaca with her youngest daughter.

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Amelia June Cowan

Amelia June Cowan

Amelia June Cowan of Balko Oklahoma died Sept. 19, 2019 at home surrounded by family.

Amelia was born in Beaver, OK to Ralph and Ellen Frazee Gregory. She spent her childhood years growing up in Beaver County near Elmwood with her two brothers, Ralph Junior and George. Amelia graduated from Balko High School in 1961.

In school she was involved in basketball, cheerleading, choir, and band. While in school, she was also interested in a young man named Stevie Ray Cowan, whom she married in Booker on May 20,1961. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage in Beaver County with the exception of a few years spent in Greenfield, Missouri. Over the next 15 years, Amelia and Stevie added seven children to the family.

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Roy Gean McLain

Roy Gean McLain, of Kilgore, passed to the Lord on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the age of 85.

Gean was born in Perryton on May 14, 1934 to Keith and Audrey McLain. He lived in Perryton and farmed until 1974, when he moved to Denver, CO, and later Kilgore, where he worked in the oilfield.

It was in Colorado where he met his wife of 33 years, Mary Jo (Jody) McLain. She preceded him in death in 2007.

Gean was the last survivor of Keith McLain children, having also been preceded in death by his twin brother Dean, his brother Sammy and his sister Cheryl Ann.

Gean is survived by his only child, son Jimmy Keith Henderson and his husband, Larry Douglas Henderson, Jr, of Columbus OH, and two grandchildren, Tyler McLain and Mary Elizabeth O’Connor, of Dallas, and several nieces and nephews.

A closed family and friends memorial will be held at Gean’s home in Kilgore on Friday, September 27, 2019.

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Rites are pending for Holmes

Gerald Lane Holmes, 79, of Perryton, died Sept. 23, 2019 in Amarillo.

Viewing will be at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Perryton Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-27, from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. The family will receive visitors on Thursday and Friday from 6-7 p.m.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

He was born July 17, 1940 in Tokyo, OK. He graduated form Oklahoma State University. He married Carol Morrison on Aug. 24, 1965 in Healdton, OK.

He was an accomplished artist and was the illustrator for “Hank the Cowdog” since the beginning of the series.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, of Perryton; two sons, Christopher Holmes of Santa Fe, NM and Heath Holmes of Grandview; one sister, Francis Hall of Waurika, OK; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to one’s favorite charity.

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