Judith Elaine Sylvestor Fesser Taylor Beck, 77 of Albuquerque, New Mexico, formerly of Friona passed away May 5, 2020 in Albuquerque. Celebration of Life Services was held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday May 13, 2020 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home with Rev. Brett Hoyle, officiating. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.
Judy was born in Clovis on Jan. 11, 1943. She was raised in Bovina and Friona. She talked about knowing Dr. Paul and Lee Spring when they were young.
She went to Friona High School, and was a member of the honor society. She got to go Austin to the capitol building and see how government works.
She married Harold Taylor, of Friona, in Jan. of 1961 while she was a senior in high school. Debra Elaine (Debbie) came along in Dec of that same year. In Sept. of 1965, Jeffrey Blaine (Jeff), was born. That following Jan. (1966), Harold and Judy divorced. Judy, Debbie, and Jeff went to live with Grandma, Ruby Wood, of Friona. During that time, Judy went to college in Canyon, TX to be a nurse. She did her nurse's training in Amarillo. Because of a family situation, She had to quit Nurse's Training and move back to Friona. She only lacked 6-9 hours completing her RN certification. Judy went to be a floor nurse in the Friona hospital.
In 1974, she met Robert Beck who was, at the time, a Lab Tech at the hospital. They married in Jan. of 1975, and in Apr. of 1976, their son, Christopher Lynn was born. Judy and Bob moved to many places in the Texas panhandle. When Christopher was young, she became a den mother for his Boy Scouts troupe. She continued being his den mother for many years.
Bob died in 2011, while they were living in Plainview. Then in 2016, Debbie and her family, of Albuquerque, moved Judy to live with them.
Judy had one brother, Lynn Fesser, of Amarillo. She had two sisters, Janice Fesser and Sheily Fesser Hunley of Canyon. Janice died many years ago of complications from having Down's Syndrome.
Judy had 6 grandchildren, Genise, PJ, & Bethany Gregory, Kelsey & Katie Taylor, and Leola Beck.
Judy loved Britain's Royal Family, Jackie Kennedy and most of all, Elvis. She also loved being outside. She thought often of old friends.
You may send condolences to the family and sign the online guest book at www.hansardfamily.com
Emilio Degollado 79, of Friona passed away May 8, 2020 in Friona. Viewing was from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Monday, May 11, 2020 at Templo Bautista Damasco in Friona with Celebration of Life Services set for 11:00 A.M. Tues, May 12, 2020 at Templo Bautista Damasco in Friona with Pastor Rafael Cordero officiating. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.
Emilio was born August 3, 1940 in Mexico to Vicente and Maria Gonzales Degollado. He immigrated to the United States at age 22 and began working in Wildorado and then moved to Friona and began farming and helping Louis Welch. Later he worked for Cargill retiring at the age of 73. He was known as a very hard worker and was extremely active in his church giving his time and finances.
Those to carry on his legacy include his wife Raquel Degollado, 2 sons-Juan Degollado and wife Mandy, and Enrique Degollado, all of Friona. 2 daughters Emily Hernandez of Denver City, Texas and Gabriela Benavides and husband Hugo of Amarillo, 2 sisters-Emelia Degollado and Felipa Degollado, both of Mexico, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. You may send condolences to the family and sign the online greeting book at www.hansardfamily.com
Tommy Lou Goetz, 77 year old Cleburne, Texas resident and longtime Texhoma resident passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 in Cleburne.
Tommy was born April 10th, 1943 to her parents Thomas Lewellen and Elva Lou Matlock in Plainview, Texas. When she was 5 years old her family moved to Colorado for 8 years and then to Friona, Texas where she graduated with the class of 1961. She married her husband Gary Goetz on June 10th, 1961 and had two daughters together Tonja and Nicki. They moved to Texhoma in 1964 and she helped on the farm with her husband. In 1990 she opened Tommy's Embroidery. Then they built The Hometown Inn in 1999 before retiring.
In 2004 they moved to South Fork, Colorado until 2015 when they began traveling between there and Cleburne, Texas. Tommy enjoyed sewing and cooking for friends and family, she loved riding ATVs, going skiing and doing anything athletic.
Tommy is proceeded in death by her parents Thomas and Elva Lou Lewellen, her brother Joe Lewellen and her sister Ann Kelley.
She is survived by her husband Gary Goetz of Cleburne, TX. Her two daughters Tonja and her husband Bob Berry of Texhoma, OK and Nicki and her husband Ronny Korb of Cleburne, TX. Her brother Delton and his wife Betty Lewellen of Friona, TX. Tommy leaves behind 3 grandchildren Britni and her husband Rory Buckmaster, Brody and his wife Erin Berry and Jade Korb. Along with four great-grandchildren Drake and Emersyn Buckmaster and Bennett and Ryann Berry.
Services are set for 9:00 A.M. Thursday, May 14th, 2020 at Henson-Novak Funeral Chapel in Texhoma. Chapel services will be private family due to Covid-19 pandemic guidelines. Visitation will follow open to family and friends following Covid-19 guidelines of 10 at a time. At 11:00 A.M. graveside services will follow at Texhoma Cemetery in Texhoma, Texas open to family and friends.
Friends may sign the online guest book or leave a condolence at www.hensonnovak.com.