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April 30, 2020

Doris Jane Barnett

Doris Jane Barnett, 81 of Friona passed away on April 26, 2020 surrounded by her family after a short illness. Celebration of Life Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

She will best be remembered for the amazing mother, grandmother and friend that she was to so many. She lived a selfless life, always focusing on others and their needs. Doris was born in Hereford, Texas to Granville and Irene McFarland on March 21, 1939. She was raised in Friona, Texas and attended the Friona schools. She was a high school twirler, Homecoming Queen, and it is in high school that she met the love of her life, Wesley Barnett. They were married just short of 60 years, raised five children which grew into 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was lovingly known as Grammy. She loved her family dearly and loved traveling around to see the events that were taking place in their lives.

Doris received the Chamber of Commerce "Woman of the Year" Award in 1997. She was involved in United Methodist Women, the Friona United Methodist choir, and served on the committee for funeral dinners at the church. Years ago, she took the weekly taped sermon to the elderly and those that were unable to leave their homes. Doris was a BSA Hospice Volunteer for several years and received the "Volunteer of the Year" award.

Doris loved quilting. Her legacy will live on through the quilts that family and friends have received over the years. She frequently attended quilting shows, having won many awards and ribbons for her work. She loved going to Celeste, Texas to quilting retreats where she received quilting instruction and sewed all day long.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Barnett; her parents, Granville and Irene McFarland; two sisters, Janice McFarland and Gay Clarke; and one sister-in-law, Betty Douglas.

Doris is survived by her five children, four daughters-in-law and one son-in-law; Chris (Renae) of San Angelo, Texas; Kyle (Melissa) of Salt Lake City, Utah; Kim (Scott) of Aubrey, Texas; Ricky (Erin) of Friona, Texas; and David (Heather) of Little Rock, Arkansas; sister Lunell Horton of Friona, Texas; brother John McFarland of Austin, Texas; brother David McFarland of Smithville, Texas; sister-in-law Judy Davis of Irving, Texas. Grandchildren are Morgan Lane, Macy (Harvey) Williams, John, Kyle Jr., Delaney, Zach, Emily, Josh, Kendall, Wes, Grace, May and great-grandchildren Emma and Claire Lane. There are also numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Friona United Methodist Choir Fund in memory of Doris Barnett, 301 East 8th Street, Friona Texas 79035.

You may send condolences to the family and sign the online guest book on Mrs. Barnett's memorial page at: www.hansardfamily.com

Nemesio Martinez Velasco

Nemesio Martinez Velasco, Jr. 72 of Friona passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Friona. No services are scheduled. Cremation and arrangements by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

Nemesio was born January 4, 1948 in Mexico to Nemesio and Jovita Martinez Velasco. He later married Rosa Victoria Basaldua August 8, 2003.

He was an area farmer that loved spending time with his family and watching western movies and TV shows.

Those to carry on his legacy include his wife Rosa Velasco of Friona, 2 sons-Nemesio Velasco III and wife Angelina of El Paso, and Juan Gabriel Basaldua and wife Carol of Dumas, 3 daughters- Noelia Arkansas and Noemy Velasco both of Mesquite, Texas, and Nancy Castañeda and husband Jessie of Friona, 2 sisters-Jovita Saiz and husband Daniel of Oklahoma, and Delores Silva and husband Leopodo of Mexico, 3 brothers Fernando Velasco of Cactus, Texas, Manuel Velasco and wife Mary of Hereford, and Jessie Velasco of Friona, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

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

Nickie Ray Hand

On 26 April 2020, Nickie Ray Hand, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 70 in Dumas, Texas.

Nick was born on December 18, 1949, in Clovis, New Mexico, to LR Hand and Dimple (Brannon) Hand. He was raised in Friona, Texas, where he started his law enforcement career as a city police officer in 1977. He went on to graduate from the Texas Department of Public Safety Academy in October 1981 and served as a Senior Corporal State Trooper for the Texas Department of Public Safety working on the highway for almost 36 years, with assignments in Vega, Dimmitt, Claude, and Dumas. On January 23, 1999, he married his best friend and the love of his life, Deni, with whom he just celebrated 21 wonderful years.

As a dedicated public servant, Nick took great pride in serving his beloved state of Texas and upon his retirement in June of 2016, he was appointed as a Texas Special Ranger. He and Deni shared a deep passion for hunting, fishing, wildlife, and the outdoors that took them on unforgettable trips to places across the country, including Colorado, South Dakota, and Alaska. On and off the highway he was best known for his no-nonsense personality, his unwavering sense of professionalism, and his wry sense of humor.

Nick was preceded in death by his father, LR Hand; his mother, Dimple; and his brother, Burke. He is survived by his wife, Deni; his children, Stacey, Lynn and Kami; his sister, LeVada; and his brother, Mike.

A public viewing will be held at Morrison Memorial Chapel, 1015 S. Dumas Ave, Dumas, Texas, on Monday, May 4, 2020 from 2 o'clock in the afternoon until 8 o'clock in the evening. A private graveside service will be held in Friona, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial donation be made in Nick's name to Tunnel2Towers.org.