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Manuel Beavers

Manuel Beavers, 81, of Hereford passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 in Hereford. Memorial services to be scheduled at a later date. Cremation services are being handled by Mendez and Mullins Family Funeral Home of Hereford, Texas.

Manuel was born July 22, 1936 in Marlow, Oklahoma to Walt and Aline (Simpson) Beavers. Manuel moved from Marlow, Oklahoma to Deaf Smith County in 1942. He was raised in the Dawn Community.

He married the love of his life Sandra “Sandy” Moore Beavers on August 2, 1958 in Dawn, Texas. Manuel and Sandy, shortly thereafter moved to Friona, Texas in 1965, making Friona their home for 20 years, they moved back to Hereford in 1985.

Manuel was a farmer all his life. He was a lifelong member of the Dawn Baptist Church. He enjoyed taking care of his horses, cattle and his two dogs. He never met a stranger and when he did meet you he would ask your favorite color, so he could make you his famous “Pop-Top” Key Chains. He enjoyed photography, making things with his hands, he was very crafty, he enjoyed reading Texas History, Oklahoma History; watching John Wayne and westerns. Manuel loved all people, but mostly his family. He was known for his loving ways, his patience and for being the greatest husband, daddy, granddad and great granddad.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Sandra “Sandy” Beavers of Hereford, two sons, Brett Beavers and Chad Beavers both of Hereford and a daughter, Kim Neugebauer and her husband Larry of Dumas; six grandchildren, Brandon, Jared and Mikaila Beavers, Shawn, Adam and Jessica Neugebauer; seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Claudine May of Lawton, OK., and Waltine Tucek of Canyon and numerous nephews and nieces.

Manuel is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Christy E. Beavers.

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Loree Hilton Myers Allen

Loree Hilton Myers Allen, of Olton, formerly of Friona, died December 25, 2017 in Olton. Celebration of Life services were held Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church in Friona with Pastor Bobby Broughton officiating. Burial followed in the Friona Cemetery by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Loree was born January 1, 1924 in Dawson County, Texas to James A. and Eva Anderson Hilton. She married Charles Myers Jr. August 17, 1941 in Lovington, New Mexico. He preceded her in death in 2007. She later married John Allen March 23, 2011. Loree was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Friona, and The Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening and spending time working in her yard.

Survivors include her husband, John Allen of Friona; one son, Charles Myers and wife Judy of Roll, Oklahoma; one daughter, Pat Bass and husband Charles of Pea Ridge, Arkansas; two brothers, Wayne A. Hilton and wife Christine of Odessa, Texas, and Gene Hilton and wife Mary of Littleton, Colorado; six grandchildren, Tamara Vogel, Gay Black, Terri Lynn Sparks, Robbi Roughton, Jeremy Myers, and Conni Nelson.

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Edna Mae Minyen

Edna Mae Minyen, 98, of Farwell died Monday, December 25, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Memorial service were held Friday, December 29, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Bovina with Rev. Brian Mullins, pastor, officiating. Arrangements were by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona, Texas.

Edna was born October 3, 1919 in Timbo, Arkansas to Charlie I. Sutterfield and Lillie Maud Clark Sutterfield. She married Ronald E. Minyen on August 17, 1940 in Wayne, Oklahoma.

Edna was a dedicated wife and mother. Having been raised in a Christian home in a rural part of Oklahoma during the depression helped prepare her to meet life’s challenges. Moving to Hale Center in her late twenties with Ronald and four young children, not knowing what the future held, she made it all work when times were tough and when times got better. Her faith was strong in her Lord and Savior and through it all God truly directed her paths and she was deeply loved.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald; one son, Oliver Charles “O.C.” Minyen; one daughter, Mary Kathryn “Kathy” Jones; two brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Sutterfield; two sisters, Berenice Cheatwood and Hazel Vaughan; two sisters-in-law, Bessie Sutterfield and Geraldine Sutterfield; and one brother-in-law, Doffard Cheatwood.

Survivors include one son, Gary Minyen and wife Karen of Canadian; two daughters, Ronny Waardenburg-Jones and husband Harry of Early; Judith Hromas and husband Galen of Bovina; eight grandchildren, Col.(ret.)Jim Pryor and Charlotte of Lake Ridge, Virginia; Reid Minyen & Heidi of Lakeway; Kevin Waardenburg of Brownwood; Courtney King of Early; Kimberly Young and Andy of Tucson, Arizona; Darren Hromas and Stana of College Station; Matthew Hromas & Michelle of Bovina and Lisa Ketchum and Zachary of Lubbock; one brother, Charles Sutterfield and wife, June of Stratford; one sister, Helen McVeigh and husband, Dee of Las Vegas, Nevada; one brother-in-law, Byron Vaughan of Dumas and 22 great grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials be sent to the Ladies Auxiliary at Farwell Care and Rehab Center, PO Box 890, Farwell, Texas 79325-0890.

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Maria Chico

Maria Chico, 87, of Friona, died December 31, 2017 in Friona. Celebration of Life services were held Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Templo Bautista Damasco with Evangelist Jorge Torres of Friona, officiating. Burial followed in the Friona Cemetery by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Maria was born February 19, 1930 in Mexico to Carlos and Matilde Rodriguez Ronquillo. She married Ruben Chico in Mexico in 1950. She loved to spend time with her family, cooking, going to church, shopping and coffee.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Rafaela Chico; two brothers, Gilberto and Matiniano Ronquillo; one sister, Elviva Trevizo; and one grandchild, Ashley Chico Trevino.

Survivors include her husband of Friona; three sons, Emilio Chico of Colorado Springs, CO., Jose Chico and Ruben Chico Sr. of Friona; three sisters, Umbalina Vasquez of Mexico, Yolanda Trevizo of Wichita, Kansas and Elida Guaderrama of Mexico; 15 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

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