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Ochiltree County Obituaries - 2003

Source: Amarillo Globe-News

September 2003

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Carol Smith Waggoner Highfield

PERRYTON - Carol Smith Waggoner Highfield, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in 13th and Jefferson Church of Christ with Mikel Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Highfield was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Pampa. She was an active member of 13th and Jefferson Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Michael Waggoner of Clovis, N.M.; a daughter, Sherri Franklin of Enid, Okla.; a brother, Virgil Smith of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Lucille Rebman of Pryor, Okla., and Thelma Messer and Gladys Wilson, both of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to American Parkinson Disease Association, 1250 Highland Blvd., Suite 48, Staten Island, NY 10305-1944; or to Church of Christ, P.O. Box 928, Perryton, TX 79070.

Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 2, 2003

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Amparo Roybal

PERRYTON- Amparo Roybal, 53, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in Parish Hall Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the church with Monsignor Joe Bixenman officiating. Burial will be in Heart Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Roybal was born Oct. 17, 1949, in Ocampo, Guanajuato, Mexico. He was an employee of Texas Farm in production.

Survivors include two sons, Tony Roybal and Joe Roybal, both of Perryton; two daughters, Dalia Roybal and Amparo Mandujano, both of Perryton; and a brother, Raul Gomez of Mexico.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 4, 2003

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L. Leroy Rising

PERRYTON - L. Leroy Rising, 85, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Ochiltree Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Knighton officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Rising worked for Texaco for 40 years and was an engineer. He was a member of First Christian Church of Perryton.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Rising of Perryton; a daughter, Judith Schwalk of Cedar Creek; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Ochiltree Hospice Volunteers, 3101 Garrett Drive, Perryton, TX 79070.

Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 9, 2003

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Melton Lennon Hill

PERRYTON - Melton Lennon Hill, 70, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Full Gospel Church in Perryton. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Hill was born Oct. 10, 1932, on the family farm south of Perryton. He had lived on the farm all of his life with the exception of his tour of duty in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He was in the Air Force Reserve until 1962. He was engaged in farming and ranching. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Melton always loved hunting, shooting and flying. He was known to be a craftsman who enjoyed working in his shop and completing projects to perfection.

After his marriage to Juanita Spinden on Perryton in 1987, he gained three stepchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam K. and Jewell Hill; a sister, Avanelle Word of Fort Worth; and a grandson.

Survivors include his wife; two brothers, Shelley K. Hill of Amarillo and Darrell L. Hill of Joplin, Mo.; three children from a previous marriage, Shannon Morton of Houston, Sam Hill of Dallas and Soraya Johnson of Lufkin; three stepchildren, Pam Wain and Tina Spinden, both of Perryton, and Jim Spinden of Dallas; eight grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; a great-grandson; two step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to OGH Hospice Volunteers; American Cancer Society; or a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 9, 2003

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Jesus Sandoval

PERRYTON - Jesus Sandoval, 68, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003.

Mass will be at 1 p.m. today in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Monsignor Joe Bixenman officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Sandoval was born in Mexico. He had lived in Perryton for seven years.

Survivors include his wife, Otilia; a son, Jesus Jr. of Altus, Okla.; a brother, Manuel Sandoval of Mexico; two sisters, Cruz Orteja and Cenano Villalobos, both of Mexico; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 22, 2003

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