Joe Luis Santellana, 66 of Friona passed away November 21, 2020 in Lubbock. Viewing was held Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY with Rosary Services set for 6:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial Services were held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Friona with Father Gregory Bunyan as Celebrant. Burial followed in the Friona Cemetery by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.
Joe was born in San Angelo, Texas to Jose and Francis Jaso Santillana. He later married Diana Caballero, 1978 in Friona.
Joe was a very valued, 45 year employee of Hi-Pro Feeds in Friona. He was the first Latino member of the Friona Independent School District Board, a past member of the Federal Credit Union of Friona Board of Directors, past member of the Parish Council of St. Teresa's Catholic Church, and a 14 year volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo, a longtime Friona Little League coach.
He was a very selfless man always taking time for others. That trait was a part of his life and was instilled in him through his daily morning Bible reading.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents and 1 grandson Isaiah Luis Santellana.
Those to carry on his legacy include his wife of 42 years, Diana Santellana of Friona, 2 daughters-Christina Contreras and husband Cameron, and Monica Santellana, all of San Antonio, 2 brothers-Robert Santellana and wife Minerva, and Abel Santellana and wife Lenora, all of San Marcos, 2 sisters-Delmira Gonzales and husband Mickey of Bovina, Tiofila Santillana of Midland, 2 grandchildren Jonah Paul Contreras, and Emilia Grace Contreras.
Katherine Jean Petty, 75, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in Plainview. A private graveside service will be held at Plainview Memorial Park at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.
Katherine was born on January 5, 1945 to Raymond Joe and Evelyn Estelle (McCartie) Hartley in Plainview, Texas. She married Alvin Petty on October 18, 1967 in Plainview. Katherine taught school for a number of years, including teaching on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. She put her teaching career on hold to raise her two children. A loving wife and mother, she served as a pastor's wife for 41 years. She enjoyed reading, writing and artwork.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Alvin Petty of Plainview; her daughter, Rachel Petty of Floydada; her son, Jonathan Petty of Plainview; her brother, Dennis Ray Hartley of Lubbock; two granddaughters, Karissa Petty and Katie Garcia.
Pastor Ruben Rivera, 67 of Friona passed away November 20, 2020 in Amarillo. Celebration of Life Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 27, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Friona with Pastor David Vela of Crosbyton and Rev. Brett Hoyle, pastor, officiating. Arrangements by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.
Ruben was born June 27, 1953 in Paint Rock, Texas to Marselo and Sophia Terrazas Rivera. He later married Margie Raymond July 1, 1974 in Friona. Ruben was a pastor in Friona for 35 years. Ruben was a very humble man that loved his family and his church family, but most of all, he loved his Lord. His deepest desire was to walk with God like Enoch.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and 1 sister-Liz Horner.
Those to carry on his legacy include his wife Margie of Friona, 2 sons-Aaron Rivera and wife Holly of Lubbock, and Joshua Rivera an wife Carrie of McKinney, 1 brother-Benjamin Rivera of Phoenix, AZ., 3 sisters-Martha Ancira of Albuquerque, Lydia Smith and husband Joe of Texico, Rachel Roy and husband Richard of Clovis, 4 grandchildren-Emma, Caedmon, Easton, and Katie, many church family members and friends.
THERE WILL BE NO VIEWING