James Clayton, 77, longtime Bovina resident passed away September 2, 2020 in Friona. Viewing was from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, September 4, 2020 with family visitation from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY. Celebration of Life Services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Bovina with Rev. Brian Mullins of Pampa and Frank Landry of Farwell, officiating. Burial following in the Bovina Cemetery by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.
James was born November 9, 1942 in Amherst, Texas to Jack Neely and Alma Rene Roberts Clayton. He later joined the U.S. Army Reserve. On August 7, 1964 he married Sandra May in Levelland, Texas.
James loved farming and providing for his family whom he loved dearly, especially his grandchildren. He was a Parmer County Commissioner for 8 years, a former member of the Bovina I.S. D. Board of Trustees, and a deacon at First Baptist Church of Bovina, as well as an avid coffee drinker.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and 1 brother Dickie Clayton.
Those to carry on his legacy include his wife Sandra Clayton of Bovina, 2 sons-Mark Clayton and wife Karen of Houston, Ted Clayton and wife Starlia of Clovis, 1 daughter Joanna Clayton Windle and husband Shaun of Bovina, 1 sister-Arlene Bryan and husband Roy of Bellavista, Arkansas, 9 grandchildren-Mitchell, Ryan, Caleb, Austin, Morgan, and Logan Clayton, Nickie Ogilivie, Shauni, and Jordan Windle, 6 great-grandchildren-Hartley, Hazely, Heston, Dominic, Sadie and Breelyn.
Memorials can be made to The American Parkinson Disease Association at apdaparkinson.org or the First Baptist Church of Bovina.
You may send condolences to the family and sign the online guest book at: www.hansardfamily.com
Sue Procter (Gram) passed from this life on September 5, 2020 at the age of 92.
A memorial service will be held at the Sixth St Church of Christ in Friona, TX on Saturday, September 12, 11:00 AM with Jeff Procter officiating.
Sue was born on April 1, 1928, to Iva Lea and James Otis Peterson. She grew up in the Lamesa, TX area where she met and fell in love with an upper classman, James Procter. He joined the Navy, and their wedding took place on February 20, 1945 while he was on Boot Camp Leave. After the war, they made their home in Lamesa, TX.
In 1952, the family, now including three sons, moved to Friona, TX. Sue was a great example of a farmer's wife, supporting James in every season while raising a family and maintaining their home on the farm. They moved to town in 1959 and soon after built their home on 6th St. She was equally talented in her role as wife and mother and along with James created a welcoming home, both on the farm and in town. She was an outstanding cook and well known for her holiday candy making and her generosity with recipes and instruction. You always knew you would feel welcomed at any time.
She also taught a Bible class for the young married women and many of them have mentioned what a great help it was to them.
She also worked outside the home in several places including Claborn Floral. Her longest career was as a BeautiControl Consultant. She worked hard and was awarded many honors over the 30 plus years she was with the company.
Sue was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, James M. Procter and her parents, Iva Lea and J.O. Peterson. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Ross and Gerald Peterson.
She is survived by brothers, Dewayne Peterson of Atlanta GA, and Jim Peterson of Lamesa, TX
Sue is survived by her sons, Ron Procter, and wife Libby, of Monahans, TX,
Dewayne Procter and wife, Cheryl, of Friona, TX and Ted Procter and wife, Glenda of Friona, TX. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, eighteen nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
It is with a profound sense of sadness to announce that Robert Lang Gowing of Boise passed away at home September 1, 2020. Robert Gowing was born December 31, 1939, in Ardmore, Oklahoma, to Robert M Gowing and Mildred Irene Lang. He is preceded in death by both of his parents, son David Gowing and brother James Gowing. Robert is survived by his son Garret Gowing and wife Ashley of Boise, James Gowing and wife Cathy of Muleshoe, Texas, daughter Stacy Gowing and husband Zac of Boise, daughters Diana Gowing and Lori Gowing of California as well as 10 grandchildren.