Archive - Obituary
July 13th, 2011
Oliver L. Gray, Jr., 68, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Sunday at his home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Church of Christ at Borger with Mr. Denny Sneed, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery in Borger.
O. L. was a self-employed contractor in the construction business in Borger and had lived here for 43 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his son Mike, his parents O. L., Sr. and Vivian Gray and his sister Betty Porter.
Wanda Frances Alford, 91, of Borger, passed away, Friday, July 8, 2011.
Fritch â€“ Memorial services for Thomas Ollyn â€śMacâ€ť McMillan, 86, of Fritch, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fritch Church of Christ with Mr. Richard Kasko, Minister officiating under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch.
Mac was a resident of Borger and Fritch for the past 65 years and was retired from Phillips Petroleum Co after 39 years. He served in the U. S. Army as a Staff Sgt. during World War II. He attended Fritch Church of Christ for many years. He married Nita Ogle in 1949 in Clayton, N.M.
Geraldine â€śJeriâ€ť Osborne, 73, a former Panhandle resident, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Panhandle with Rev. Buddy Payne, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
Bobbye (nee Wallis) Thiessen Schwalm, age 88, of Richardson, TX, was born 15 July 1922 in Mineral Wells and passed on peacefully 5 July 2011 after a lengthy illness.
She lived much of her younger life in Borger and Perryton, TX, and graduated from Borger High School.
Mother lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, strength in her step and a Texas can do spirit that inspired her family and friends.
She will be sorely missed.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Chester F. Thiessen and Wallace R. Schwalm.
Elza â€śE.J.â€ť James Hays Jr., 69, of Beaverton, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, Michigan.
He was born on Nov. 29, 1941, in Pampa, to Elza Sr. & Elzora (Reid) Hays. He enlisted into the United
States Air Force on Feb. 1, 1963, and retired Sept. 25, 1973, as a Staff Sergeant, serving in the Vietnam Era.
He was employed as a truck driver for Transport Services of Midland and moved to Gladwin County in 1973, previously residing in Texas.
He was a member of F.O.E. Albright Shores Aerie 3655.
Paradise ~ Kari Francis Klause Williams, 48, a registered technical nurse, went to be with our Lord Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Paradise.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport. Rev. Tim Sipes officiated.
Kari was born October 26, 1962 to Roger Sr. and Wanda (Campbell) Klause in Borger, Texas. She married Tuxie Ballard on February 19, 1999 in Borger, Texas. Kari served her country in the U.S. Air Force.
She is preceded in death by her father in 2008 and her brother, Roger Klause, Jr. in 2007.
PANHANDLE - Deahl Howe passed away peacefully at home at the age of 90 on July 3, 2011.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Panhandle Cemetery with Rev. E. Lynn Howe of Billings, Montana, officiating. Interment is under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle. Visitation will be Friday July 8, 2011, at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m.
WICHITA FALLS - Pennie Denise Jackson, 52, a former resident of Borger, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Wichita Falls.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011, in Westlawn Memorial Park with Rev. William Scott officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Janet Dale Sutton Lowe, 66 of Ponca City, OK, was born in Hydro, Oklahoma on May 25, 1945 and died on July 3, 2011 in Ponca City, OK.
She was a teacher in Oklahoma and Texas for 25 years, teaching Jr. High and HS Math as well as English. Janet was also a Social Worker in Oklahoma for 15 years.
She is preceded in death by: her husband, Charles Ruell Lowe, her brother, Ronald Sutton and her parents Neil and Thelma Sutton