Archive - Jan 2012 - Obituary
W.F. âBillâ Montrose, 84, of Borger, died Thursday, January 12, 2012 in Amarillo.
Services will be 2pm. Monday, January 16, 2012 at the Minton Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dwight Kirksey of Celebration Family church in Fritch officiating. Interment will follow in the âField of Honorâ at Westlawn Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Col. William R. Dickey, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in Alvin, Texas.
William was born November 1, 1929 in Crane, Texas to George W. and Luetta C. Dickey.
A devoted husband, father, and decorated 27 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bill served his God, Family and Country with honor and distinction.
William is survived by his loving wife, Julia Ann; sons, Michael Edward, Robert Wayne and Stephen Wade Dickey; 5 grandchildren; and sister, Joy Ghilespi.
Graveside services will be Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at 9:45 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Funeral services for Raymond Benites Contreras, 65, will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Ammon Weber officiating.
Interment will follow Stinnett Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Mr. Contreras died at his home Monday January 9, 2012.
Raymond was a member and a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a retired Welder.
He has lived in this area for the past 40 years and was a friend to everyone he met.
Susan Grodzin Heywood passed away January 4, 2012, in Scottsdale, Arizona. A Valley marketing/advertising executive for many years, she was known in recent years for her charitable work for indigent women and for homeless animals. The Scratch ânâ Sniff Foundation, which she created and chaired, produced star-studded awards programs that raised more than a million dollars for Valley animal shelters.
Sherry Hanrahan, 60, of Borger died Friday January 6, 2012 at Borger.
Memorial Mass will be Saturday, January 14, 2012, at St. Johnâs Catholic Church with Msgr. Michael Colwell officiating. Rosary will be Friday January 13, 2012. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Sherry was born August 30, 1951, at Borger to Matt and Juanita Armstrong. She was a clerk for Fina Gas Station. She married Brian Hanrahan August 4, 1998, at Borger. She loved to play bingo and read books.
Funeral mass for Steven Daniel Willis, 58, will be Friday at St. Johnâs Catholic Church with Msgr. Michael Colwell officiating. Rosary will be Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Johnâs Catholic Church. Interment will follow mass at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mike Harber or Borger passed away January 10, 2012 in Amarillo, Texas.
Mike was born to Carl B. Harber and Marcel Fahle Harber, February 2, 1953 in Borger, Texas. He married Kathie Wells on December 23, 1981.
He graduated from Borger High School, attended Frank Phillips College and Wayland Baptist University. He graduated from Amarillo Police Academy and went to work for the Borger Police Department. Mike also worked for the Hutchinson County Sheriffâs Department. He was working for the City of Borger Code Enforcement Department at the time of his death.
Melanie Gayle Whitten, 46, lost her long, hard fought battle with breast cancer and passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in Amarillo, TX. She went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born February 18, 1965. She is survived by her four children. 2 sons, Jimmy Koch of the U.S Marines, Ryan Koch of Woodward, Ok and 2 daughters, Tiffany M. McDonald of Borger, TX and Jessica K. Thompson of El Reno, Ok.
Funeral services for Andrew Devon Howell, 26, of Fritch will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Grace Church with Associate Pastor Tim Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Andrew died Wednesday January 4, 2012 in Fritch.
Phyllis Goins, 88, of Ozark, Arkansas, died Saturday, December 31, 2011 in Ozark.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ozark, Ark., a member of Jane Phillips Sorority, and a board member of Sr. Citizens. She was born August 4, 1923 to Ross and Nora Craig Mullins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James H. Goins and a sister Glenda Sue Cole.
Memorial services were held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 3, 2011 at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark, Ark.