Fri. Dec 3rd, 2021

OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 28TH- DECEMBER 4TH

Reynaldo S. Criado of Lubbock passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the age of 86. He was born July 26, 1934 in Poteet, Texas to Felipe and Dolores (Santos) Criado. Reynaldo retired from TG&Y, McCory’s and eventually Texas Tech University. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe and active in the “Men’s Group”. Reynaldo was a man of few words who never liked to complain. He will be best known as a hard worker and servant to those around him. He formed deep friendships that lasted his entire life
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Yolanda Trujillo, Samda Mendoza and husband Victor, Brenda Hernandez and husband Ramiro, Melissa Soto, and Juanita Garcia and husband Emilio; six siblings; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Reynaldo was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Soyla in February of 2020; five brothers; three half-siblings; and one grandson, Alonzo. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2020 with rosary being cited at 6:30 at Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway. The rosary will be live streamed on the website. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Masks will be required for rosary.

Manuel Guerrero of Hobbs, New Mexico passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the age of 53. He was born May 25, 1967 in Mexico to Antonio and Paula (Nevarez) Guerrero. Manuel worked as a diesel mechanic in the oilfield. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 33 years, Bertha of Hobbs; children, Claudia Guerrero and husband Jorge Olivas of Hobbs, Manuel Guerrero and wife Perla of Lubbock, and Yumiko Guerrero and husband Rafael Hernandez of Hobbs; father, Antonio Guerrero of Mexico; sister, Marcela Molina and husband Francisco of Pecos; and eight grandchildren. Manuel was preceded in death by his mother, Paula and four brothers, Ventura, Sergio, Israel and Antonio.
A memorial mass will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2020 at Combest Family Memorial Chapel in Lubbock.

Terry Vance Laws was born September 28, 1952 to Kelly and Joy (Moore) Laws in Tahoka, Texas. He died on November 29, 2020 in Conroe, Texas from complications due to the COVID virus. He was raised and lived in the Grassland Community, and on January 25, 1975 he married Sandra Davis. They had two sons, Clayton Vance and Jeremy Jackson and were married for almost forty-six years.

After serving in the Army from 1971 to 1974, Terry attended Texas Tech University, but his heart was set on farming. He lived the dream of being a farmer and was also the manager of the Grassland location of Matt Hamel Ag Products. He was a long-time member of the Garlyn Gin Board of Directors and caretaker of the Grassland Cemetery. He attended the Primitive Baptist Church in Snyder.
He was known for his wit, for his laugh, but most of all, for his character. He believed in treating people with respect and treating everyone equally. Above all of that, he loved his family and his God. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Lynette Wall.
He is survived by his wife and his two sons, Clayton and wife Kary Laws of Slaton, and Jeremy and wife Kriston Laws of Lubbock. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Kailey, Braydon, Brycin, and Cohen Laws. Also included are one nephew, Chad and wife Jill Whitley of Acuff, several nieces and nephews from Sandra’s family that thought he was the greatest, one aunt and several cousins.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Combest Family Funeral Homes, Tahoka. Masks will be required for the visitation. Services will be private on Friday, December 4, 2020 at First Church of the Nazarene, Grassland, Texas. Interment will be open to the public at the Grassland Cemetery with arrival at approximately 3:15 p.m.

Memorial may be made to Grassland Cemetery c/o Mike Aten 2881 CR 25 Tahoka, TX 79373 or the Snyder Primitive Baptist Church c/o Thomas Strayhorn PO Box 1342 Snyder, TX 79550.

Mary Elizabeth Mayfield of Lubbock passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the age of 86. She was born at home in Edge, Brazos County, Texas, on March 6, 1934, to Albert Verner and Robbie Morrison Wilson, the youngest of five children. Mary loved Jesus from her childhood and said, “I don’t remember ever not knowing Jesus.”

She graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan, Texas, and enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene in the Fall of 1951 graduating in 1955. While there, she met the man who would become the love of her life, Dowe Mayfield. He fell in love at first sight on the first day of their freshman year…it took Mary a bit longer! They celebrated 66 years of marriage in August 2020. They were gifted with four children, Bob, Susan, Chuck and Kay, all of whom inherited the ‘Love DNA’ of their Mother. These four brought Tracy, Lindsey, Mitzi and Bryan into the clan and they have the same DNA!

Mary fulfilled her childhood dream of being a schoolteacher, retiring from Lubbock Independent School District and fondly remembered by hundreds of former students. She was always active in her churches, serving on several key committees and chairing most of them. A servant’s heart, she joined Dowe in teaching University Students at First Baptist Church, Lubbock for many years. They hosted barbecues for them in her home and she became a “Mom” to many lonesome students. Mary and Dowe loved to travel and enjoyed several trips to Europe, but her favorite ‘getaway’ was to be in Red River, New Mexico, in the Fall as the aspens turned gold. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Nancy Anderson Chapter, and Regent of that Chapter, member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT), and member and Past President of Pilot Club. Mary is survived by her husband, Dowe of Lubbock; children, Bob and Tracy, Susan and Lindsey, Chuck and Mitzi, and Kay and Bryan; sister, Edith Watson; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Albert and Fred; and sister, Margaret Barnett. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Brookdale Monterey, their Staff, and Bridge Hospice for the love and care given to Mary the last several years.
Due to current covid restrictions, services will be held at a later date. Memorials in Mary’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org/westtexas or Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, 7702 Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX 79423.

Benigno Perez, 77, of Lubbock passed away Monday, November 30, 2020. Benigno was born February 13, 1943 in Cameron, Texas to Teleforo and Louisa (Garcia) Perez. He married Maria Barron on April 20, 1963 and they were married for 57 years. Benigno was a farmer most of his life. He also worked as a bus driver for 15 years for Lubbock Cooper Independent School District and worked for Sam’s Club for 7 years. Benigno was a member of San Ramon Catholic Church. Benigno is survived by his children Grizelda Perez, Daniel Perez and wife Margarita, and Geneva Perez, all of Lubbock, and Dianne Martinez and husband Alex of Fort Worth; siblings, Tommy Biondo, Ellen Lopez, and Blaza Lechuga; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Benigno was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maria in 2019; granddaughter, Destiny Castillo in 1988; and numerous siblings.
Visitation will be Monday, December 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Combest Family Funeral Homes followed by a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.

Sue B. Richards, 79, of Lubbock passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in Lubbock. Sue was born on June 6, 1941 in Nacogdoches, Texas to James “Jimmie” Lewis Haltom and Eva Jewel Conn Haltom. She was raised in Lubbock, graduated from Lubbock High School, and her Haltom family enjoyed singing together. She had worked at Texas Floral in Lubbock. She married Billy Gene Richards in Brownfield, and they had lived in Levelland and Lubbock. While in Levelland, they owned and operated Levelland Floral. She was a member of the South Plains Quilters’ Guild, Hockley County Selective Service Systems Board, and they were members of the Austin Street Church of Christ in Levelland. They were also members of the 4th Calvary Memorial and were involved in George H. Bush Inaugural Parade in Washington. They moved back to Lubbock in 2005, where they were members of the First Baptist Church in Lubbock. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, traveling, and going on cruises. She was very outgoing, never met a stranger, was generous with her time and money, and loved her horses, cats, and dogs.
Sue is survived by her husband, Bill Richards of Lubbock, 3 sons, Mark Bryan of Germany, Todd Bryan and wife, Susan, of Arlington, and Tracy Bryan and wife, Tonya, of Salt Lake City, Utah, 2 step sons, Andy Richards and wife, Kathy, of Mineral Wells and Mark Richards and wife, Zenaida, of Flower Mound, 8 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and her twin sister, Jewell Beth Haltom.
Due to COVID restrictions, face masks and social distancing will be required. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway, in Lubbock. Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Combest Family Funeral Homes in Lubbock. Private family inurnment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. Please visit www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com for more information and to access the live video stream of the funeral at 10:00 AM on Saturday. A video recording of the funeral service will be available for 90 days after the service on our website.

Memorials may be sent to Lubbock Meals on Wheels at https://lubbockmealsonwheels.org/ or to South Plains Food Bank at https://www.spfb.org/

Barbara Kay Miller, 66, of Lubbock passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in Lubbock. She was born on July 29, 1954 in Anthony, Kansas to Hurley DeWitt Whisman and Nellie Jean Hanley Whisman. She was raised in Anthony and graduated from Chaparral High School. She married Richard Lee Miller on August 18, 1972 in Anthony, Kansas, and they have lived in Sweetwater, Presidio, San Angelo, Marfa, Slaton, and Lubbock, while Richard worked for the railroad. She had worked at Texas Tech Bookstore, co-owned and operated Ident-A-Kid, and was a homemaker. She loved to crochet and made baby blankets for her family and friends and had an extensive collection of coffee mugs. She was very artistic and was a cake and cookie decorator. She was an avid sports fan and liked Texas Tech Football and Basketball, Kansas City Chiefs, and University of Kansas Basketball. She was a very intelligent, vivacious, strong willed woman and was the life of the party. Barbara is survived by her husband, Richard Miller of Lubbock, 3 children, Chad Miller and wife, Malizza, of Lubbock, Robin Burkett and husband, A.J., of Lubbock, and Tommy Miller of Lubbock, and 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Larry Whisman. Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Combest Family Funeral Homes in Lubbock. Family memorial services will be planned at a later date. Please visit www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com for more information.

Memorials may be sent to the South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund at https://www.cfwtx.org/spneighbors.

Inez Rubalcado Marcelino, Jr., 68, of Lubbock passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2020. He was born October 23, 1952 to Inez and Maria (Rubalcado) Marcelino in Lubbock, Texas. Inez lived most of his life in the Lubbock area as well as in Odessa. He was a hardworking marble and granite construction worker. He loved music and played the guitar and accordion. Inez enjoyed dancing and going to concerts. He was a dependable person who was a go-getter but most of all he was a loving dad.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Inez Garcia Marcelino III, Amy Yacub, Jesus Marcelino, Patricia Veanueva, Jerry Marcelino, Keven Marcelino, Denise Marcelino and Stacy Marcelino; brothers, Willie Sturgeon, Jimmy Sturgeon, Jacinto Olivas, Juan Marcelino and Jose Marcelino; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Inez and Maria Marcelino; brother Jessie Marcelino; sister, Guadalupe Marcelino and grandson, Isaiah Marcelino.

Visitation for Inez will be held on Saturday, December 5 from 10am until 4pm at Combest Family Memorial Chapel with funeral services to follow at 4pm.

Courtney Valdez-Cook

Courtney Ann (Valdez) Cook, 36, passed away Saturday afternoon, November 28, 2020 at home in Goodwell, Oklahoma surrounded by family.

The daughter of Johnny and Cathy Valdez, she was born May 1, 1984 in Guymon, Oklahoma.  She graduated from Goodwell High School in 2003 and then from Woodward Beauty College in 2004.  She moved to Alva in May 2003 for college.  Courtney made a home in Mooreland, OK with first husband, Justin Campbell for 17 years.  After their divorce, she moved back to Goodwell in March 2017. Courtney married Shelby Ray Cook on January 13, 2020 and resided in Goodwell; he survives.  Courtney worked as a Zumba instructor and hairstylist.  She also enjoyed being outside, crafting, cooking, listening to music and spending time with family. In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her three children: Lane Michael Campbell (12), Caden John Campbell (11) and Hailey RayAnn Campbell (8), all of Woodward; three step-children: Dillon Lewis Cook (20), Eva Ray Cook (18) and Braylen Ann Cook (13) all of Sunray, TX; two nephews: Tayler Austin Valdez and wife, Brianne of Weatherford, OK and Jayden Thomas Valdez of Goodwell; her mother, Cathy Valdez of Goodwell; brother, Jeremy Valdez and wife, Rachel of Turpin, OK; one fur niece, Harlie RayAnn Valdez of Turpin and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Courtney was preceded in death by her daddy, Johnny Valdez and grandparents, Orlando Martinez and Bill and Barbara Ann Bridges.

There will be a time of visitation with the family on Saturday, December 5th from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon, December 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Sunset Lane Baptist Church in Guymon with Pastor David Moore officiating.  Interment will follow at the Goodwell Cemetery. In memory of Courtney, an education fund for her children has been established at Anchor D Bank.  Memorials will be accepted at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 1112, Guymon, OK 73942.  Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.

Rosario Humberto Terrazas

Rosario Humberto Terrazas, 81, of Guymon, passed away Saturday afternoon, November 28, 2020 at the Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas. Rosario was born November 1, 1939 in Chihuahua, Mexico, the son of Enrique Terrazas and Julia Piñon.  He was married to Maria Concepcion Teran in Chihuahua on September 5, 1963.  The family moved to Guymon in 1977.  He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and had retired from the oil field service. He is survived by his wife, Maria Teran of the home; his five children and seven grandchildren: Alma and husband, Bryan Hopkins and their son Tomas and daughter Miriam of Columbia, MO, Ross and wife, Helen Terrazas and his two sons, Antonio and Alex of Dallas, TX, Pamela Terrazas and Stan Schwarz of Austin, Texas, Edgar Terrazas of Dallas, TX, Monica and husband, Ryan Savage and their three daughters, Ava, Sophia and Julia of Pittsburgh, PA.

There will be a private family mass conducted at a later date.  Services are under the care of the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

David Chaparro

David Chaparro, 21, of Guymon, passed away Monday evening, November 30, 2020 in Howard City, Michigan, from injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident. The son of Miguel Angel and Crus (Escarcega) Chaparro, Josue David was born September 25, 1999 in St. George, Utah.  The family moved to Guymon in 2009 from Mesquite, Nevada.  David attended the Guymon school system and graduated from Enid High School with the Class of 2018.  David was employed with Fagen, Inc., a wind farm company. He is survived by his parents, Miguel and Crus Chaparro of Guymon; three brothers: Miguel Chaparro and wife, Sandra of Guymon, Christian Chaparro and wife, Julieta of Texhoma, and Daniel Chaparro of Guymon; and two nieces, Carolina and Olivia.

 Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon, December 7th at 1:00 p.m. at the Guymon First Hispanic Baptist Church, 601 N. Academy with Pastor Lupe Amaya officiating.  Interment will follow at the Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon.  Services are under the care of the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

Enrique Alvidrez

Enrique Alvidrez Herrera, 82, passed away Monday morning, November 30, 2020 at his home in Guymon, surrounded by his family. The son of Adrian Alvidrez Ponce and Maria de Jesus Herrera Maya, he was born November 24, 1938 in Chihuahua, Mexico. Enrique was united in marriage to Sodelva Garcia on February 13, 1966 in Meoqui, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Mr. Alvidrez worked as a cattle rancher.  They moved to Guymon from Mexico in October of 1995.  He had worked for Seaboard Foods in production and was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Sodelva Alvidrez of the home; two sons: Enrique Alvidrez and wife, Martha of Guymon and Adrian Alvidrez and wife, Elvira of Mexico; two daughters, Patricia Guerrero and husband, Armando of Guymon and Dorely De La Garza and husband, Jose all of Guymon; twelve grandchildren: Bris, Edwin, Fernando, Jennifer, Jarely, Anaiz, Enrique, Melany, Eric, Adriana, Adrian and Jose; eight great grandchildren: Sophia, Santiago, Jaedyn, Kaalani, Josaely, Raiden, Mateo and Isai; four sisters: Romelia, Olga, Elizabeth and Arcelia; and one brother, Alvaro. Rosary will be recited Wednesday evening, December 2nd at 8:00 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.  Funeral Mass will be held Thursday morning, December 3rd at 11:00 a.m., also at St. Peter’s with Father Jerome Krug, celebrant.  Interment will follow at the Elmhurst Cemetery.  Services are under the care of the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

Memorials in memory of Enrique can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Memorials will be accepted at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 1112, Guymon, OK 73942.

Mary Jones

Mary Magdlene (Mason) Jones, 97, lifelong Hardesty resident passed away Wednesday night, December 2, 2020 at the Heritage Community Manor in Guymon. Mary was the youngest of nine children born to Richard Owen and Esther Magdalene (Hansen) Mason, she was born December 31, 1922 southeast of Hardesty.  Mary attended Camrick country school and then Hardesty High School. Mary and R.C. “Whitey” Jones were united in marriage on January 22, 1940 in Guymon, Oklahoma.  They made their home near Hardesty, where they farmed and ranched.  In 1944 a son, Owen E. was born.  The Jones family was honored in 1978 as Texas County Farm Bureau Family of the Year.  She was a member of the Hardesty Apostolic Faith Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Whitey Jones on May 18, 1999; her parents; eight brothers and sisters: Leo Mason, Hazel DeBow, Margie Shorb, Russell Mason, Robert Mason, Eva Belle Mason, Dolly Mason and Richard “Debs” Mason; and daughter-in-law, Lorraine Jones. survivors include her son, Owen Jones and wife, Dodie of Cushing, Oklahoma; two grandchildren: Tricia Lynette Holt of Springfield, MO and Michael Allen Jones of Garden City, KS and several great grandchildren.  She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews that she loved so much, and they returned their love.

A private burial will be held at the Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon.  Services are under the care of the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

Lucy Garcia

Lucy Padilla Garcia, 83, passed away Friday morning, December 4, 2020 at her home in Guymon.

Funeral services are pending and will be announced by the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.