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Illyanna Perez

Illyanna Perez, 17, of Amarillo, died November 19, 2017 in Amarillo. Celebration of Life services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Reeve Lake in Friona. Family and friends are invited to this celebration honoring Illyanna. Cremation and arrangements by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Illyanna was born February 12, 2000 in Clovis, New Mexico. She had great interest in cosmetology and phlebotomy. She loved her family and spending time with them. She was known as a jokester that loved to have fun.

She is survived by her parents, Guadalupe Izaguirre Jr. and Jessica Perez of Friona; four sisters, Destiny Izaguirre and Alexie Izaguirre of Friona, Daniell Leal of Canyon and Ulaynie Rando of North Carolina; one brother, Nicholas Leal of Hereford; grandparents, Juan Perez and Ruby Jones of Delaware, Robert and Angelica Hickerson of Colorado and Guadalupe and Mary Izaguirre of Friona; and numerous other family members.

You may send condolences to the family and sign the online register book at www.blackwellmullins.com.

Josefina Viernes Camarillo

Josefina Viernes Camarillo, 40, of Bovina, died November 22, 2017 in Bovina. Celebration of Life services were held Monday, November 27, 2017 at the Bovina Cemetery in Bovina with Lorenzo Camacho of Hobbs, N.M., officiating. Burial followed in the Bovina Cemetery by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Josefina was born March 10, 1977 in Muleshoe, Texas to Tiburcio and Bacilia Bironche Viernes. Besides Bovina, she had lived in Alice and Corpus Christ, Texas and San Diego, California. During that time, she became very proficient in the field of accounting from bank teller and loan officer to accounting executive for several firms.

She loved to spend time with her family, especially her boys, shopping, traveling and music.

She is preceded in death by a niece, Angelita Viernes.

Survivors include her husband, Abel Camarillo; two sons, Christian Camarillo and Gabriel Camarillo; her parents, Tiburcio and Bacilia Viernes; one brother, Fabian Viernes, all of Bovina; three sisters, Isable Balli of Texico, Noemi Jaquez of Seminole and Rebeca Viernes of Hereford; nephews, Erik, Diego, Alek, Kaleb Balli of Texico and Fabian Viernes Jr. of Bovina; nieces-Brisa Viernes of Bovina, Stephanie and Avah Ramirez of Hereford.

You may send condolences and sign the online register book at www.blackwellmullins.com.

Daylen Kent Gallman

Daylen Kent Gallman, 46, of Dallas, passed away on November 26, 2017, in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Friona United Methodist Church with Rev. Skip Hodges, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Friona Cemetery under the direction of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona

Daylen was born March 5, 1971, in Friona to JeDon and Kitty Black Gallman. He graduated from Friona High School in 1989. In 1993, he graduated cum laude from Hardin-Simmons University with a B.B.S. in Psychology, and a minor in theater and music. In 1996 he earned his M.Ed in Counseling and Human Development graduating magna cum laude from Hardin-Simmons University. In May of 2003, Daylen earned his Juris Doctorate from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas where he was a Nationally Recognized Moot Court competitor.

Daylen practiced law specializing in commercial law and insurance defense in Dallas fourteen years. He earned the recognition of being a Rising Star Lawyer and Super Lawyer for nine consecutive years.

While at Hardin-Simmons, Daylen worked for MHMR supervising a work force of Special Needs and Mentally and Emotionally challenged adults. His first job in Dallas was as a dorm supervisor and then dorm administrator at Buckner Baptist Children’s Home. He then became administrator for a Montessori School in Dallas while he attended law school at SMU. Daylen’s compassionate heart opened for anyone, especially a child who was challenged by life, whether it was physically, mentally, emotionally, or circumstantially. He was forever doing pro bono work, in his words, “because they just don’t have anybody else to help them.” That compassion spilled over into every area of his life even to animals. His constant companion and love of his life was Lucy, a rescued American Pit Bull.

Daylen worshipped the God he loved with music. He shared his talent at any opportunity he was given with great joy and enthusiasm.

Daylen is survived by his parents JeDon and Kitty Gallman of Friona; his sister Melanie Braun and her husband Jerry of Clovis, NM; his niece Jessie London of Lubbock; his nephew Oran London of Friona; and a large, loving family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. And of course, his dog Lucy.

Because Daylen was touched by the needs of unfortunate children, the family suggests memorials be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch or a children’s charity of your choice.

You may sign the online register book at www.blackwellmullins.com.

Frank Leslie Reed Jr.

Frank Leslie Reed Jr., 84, of Amarillo, died Monday, November 20, 2017. Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements were by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Frank was born May 22, 1933, in Friona to Frank and Martha Reed. He lived in Borger for 38 years and resided in Amarillo for the last 6 years.

Frank was an Army veteran and a welder for the Bureau of Land Management. He also was a welding instructor at Amarillo College and Frank Phillips College.

His was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Zon Reed, in 2008 and a grandson, Blake Reed, in 2010; and two brothers and six sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Zonya Reed, of Amarillo; a son, Ronnie Reed and wife Terri, of McPherson, Kan.; a sister, Grace Vassios, of Palm Desert, Calif.; a granddaughter, Tiffany Goracke and husband Ben, of Bonner Springs, Kan. and Monica Stephen and husband Josh, of Lampasas, TX; great-grandchildren, Reed Goracke, of Bonner Springs, Kan. and Lili and Decil Stephen, of Lampasas, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to FUSE Foundation, 2517 Bell Avenue, Dodge City, KS 67801.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

Cody Rex Bracken

Cody Rex Bracken, 46, of Friona, died November 27, 2017 in Friona. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Sixth Street Church of Christ in Friona. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Cody was born February 20, 1971 in Friona to Rex and Darla Perkins Bracken. Cody grew up in Friona, attended school where he excelled in track, football and woodworking. He graduated with the Friona High School Class of 1989. Following graduation, he began working for Hi-Pro Feeds and continued in various positions for 28 years, finally as Supervisor of Bagging and Loading. His world revolved around his two daughters, Lexie and Laura Bracken. Spending most of his time supporting and loving them.

Cody became a Christian on July 7, 2003 and was a member of the Tenth Street Church of Christ.

Cody is survived by two daughters, Lexie Bracken and Laura Bracken both of Canyon; his parents, Rex and Darla Bracken of Friona; sister, Julie Davidson and husband Stuart of Seminole, Texas; grandmother, Marie Perkins of Friona; and three nephews Morgan, Riley and Jordan Davidson plus a community of family and friends who loved him.

A memorial fund has also been established for Cody’s daughters, Lexie and Laura Bracken, at the Friona Banking Center, 710 W 11th Friona, TX 79035. The family also suggests memorial donations to your favorite charity.

You may send condolences and sign the online register book at www.blackwellmullins.com.