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December 10, 2020

Manuel Ortiz Sr.

Manuel Ortiz Sr., 83 of Bovina passed away December 1, 2020 in Lubbock. Visitation will begin at 5:00 P.M. and Rosary Services scheduled for 6:00 P.M. Thursday, December 10, 2020 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY with a family directed Mass of Christian Burial Service set for 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 11, 2020 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bovina with Father Gregory Bunyan as Celebrant. Cremation arrangements by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

Manuel was born January 11, 1937 in Durango Santiago, Mexico to Luis and Catalina Vargas Ortiz. He was an Elementary school teacher and transit bus driver in Mexico for a number of years before working for over 40 years for Cargill Meat Solutions in Friona, He was an active member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, a softball coach for several teams, loved carpentry, yard work, and playing his guitar, and he was an avid Dodgers fan who also loved puzzles.

He is preceeded in death by his parents, 1 son- Carlos Ortiz, 2 brothers- Othon Ortiz and Jose, 4 sisters-Reyna Ortiz, Maria Ines Ortiz, Socorro Ortiz, and Antonia Ortiz.

Those to carry on his legacy include 4 sons-Manuel Ortiz, Jr. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Armando Manuel Ortiz of Amarillo, Joel Ortiz of El Paso, Jorge Ortiz and Ulises Ortiz, both of Juarez, Mexico, 2 daughters- Griselda (Sheila) Maher of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Noemi Ortiz Stevenson of Bovina, 1 sister- Celia Ortiz Rushing of El Paso, 3 brothers-Ramon Ortiz of Chicago, Illinois, Rogelio Ortiz of Durango, Mexico, and Pablo Ortiz of Amarillo, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Doris Kent "Deke" Kendrick

Doris Kent "Deke" Kendrick, age 94, of Friona passed away on December 3rd, 2020 in her family home. Viewing was from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, December 7, 2020 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY with Celebration of Life Graveside Services scheduled for 2:30 P.M. Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in the Friona Cemetery with Rev. Skip Hodges, officiating. Burial will follow in the Friona Cemetery by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

Deke was born on February 9th of 1926, in Amarillo, Texas to the late Joe and Ethel Shields. Deke graduated from Amarillo High School and attended Cottey College and Arizona State University before marrying Horace "Pudge" Kendrick on October 24th, 1947. Deke and Pudge founded Kendrick Oil Company together in 1951. Deke's devotion to the Lord and her constant quest for knowledge were evident through the life she led in Friona. She taught Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church and also served as a church musician. She was an avid reader and was a member of the Modern Study Club. She was named Woman of the Year by the Friona Chamber of Commerce. She was a born hostess who used her gifts to make those around her feel welcomed and loved.

She was preceded in death by her husband Pudge Kendrick and her son James Rex Kendrick.

The legacy Deke leaves includes her son Daniel Kendrick, and his wife Pamela, of Friona and her daughter Sally Messenger, and her husband Jay, of Muleshoe and five grandchildren, Andrew and Casey Kendrick of Lubbock, Matthew and Tara Kendrick of Lubbock, Amanda and Phillip Shelton of Chattanooga, Suzanne and Jeff King of Muleshoe, and Jennifer Kendrick of Lubbock. Her love for her family was most apparent when she was being Gigi to her eight great-grandchildren Mallory, Avery, Jacob, Rylan, Camry, Isla, Reed, and Rex.

The family would like to express their highest gratitude to those who have cared for Deke in her later years including Natalia Costas, Linda Rice, Judy Nightingale, Faustina Carrillo and Angie Gonzalez along with Bluebonnet Hospice and Carol Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Parmer Paws, PO Box 333, Friona, Texas 79035.

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"The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore." Psalms 121: 8

Jose De Jesus Gonzales

Jose de Jesus Gonzales, 66 of Hereford, passed away December 5, 2020 in Hereford. Viewing was held from 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at HANSARD FAMILY in Friona with Rosary Services scheduled for 7:00 P.M.. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 10, 2020 at San Jose Catholic Church of Hereford, with Father Jose Ramon Molina as Celebrant. Burial following in West Park Cemetery in Hereford by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

Jose was born January 27, 1954 in Santa Maria de Los Angeles Jalisco, Mexico. He later married Irene Escobedo on December 26, 2001.

Jose worked for Caviness Beef Packers for 18 years and Cargill Meat Solutions for 21 years. He was a great mechanic and loved to watch TV.

He is preceded in death by his mother.

Those to carry on his legacy include his wife Irene, 3 sons-Juan Bernardo Escobedo, Jose de Jesus Gonzales, Jr., and Tomas Alejandro Gonzales, all of Hereford, 5 daughters-Beatriz Coffey and husband Jeremy of Phoenix, Arizona, Adriana Gonzales and husband Trini Galan of Lubbock, Laura Vattakavanich and husband Peter of Dallas, Isabel Gonzales of Lubbock, and Mariana Gonzales of Hereford, 1 brother-Elpidio Gonzales of El Paso, 3 sisters-Lydia Solis of Houston, Rosario Torres of Friona and Dolores Barrios of Houston, and 4 grandchildren.

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Glen Salyer

Glen Salyer, age 70, of Friona passed away on November 3, 2020 in Lubbock. Due to illness in the Salyer family the memorial service for Mr. Salyer will be held at a later date at Littlefield Memorial Park. Arrangements under the personal care of Hammons Funeral Home.

Glen Byron Salyer was born in Amherst, Texas, on March 6, 1950, to G.B. and Alta Salyer. He lived in Bula, Texas, where he graduated from high school in 1968. He attended South Plains College and Texas Tech University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. He married his high school sweetheart, Sheryl Medlin, on February 15, 1969. He and Sheryl attended school together in Bula since first grade. Glen worked for Hi-Pro Feeds in Friona, Texas, for over 30 years and farmed and raised livestock for most of his life.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sheryl Salyer, a daughter, Shelly Elam and husband Michael of Amarillo, son Greg Salyer and wife, Vacresia, of Shallowater, and son Gerrod Salyer and wife, Lori, of Canyon. He was the proud Grandpop to 7 grandchildren: Cody & wife, Halie & Casey Elam, Gage, Gene, & Valeigh Salyer, and Bryce & Gentry Salyer. He is also survived by two sisters, Linda Todd and husband Bud, of Cleveland, Texas, and Betty Bowers and husband, Larry of Gordonville, Texas.

Carmen Putman

Carmen Putman, 61 of Friona, passed away December 3, 2020 in Hays, Kansas. A family directed Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church in Friona with Rev. Brett Hoyle, officiating. There will be no viewing. Cremation and arrangements by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

Carmen was born November 8, 1959 in Silver City, N.M. to Rudolpho and Liria Chavez Apadoca. She later married Daniel Putman April 22, 2000 in Las Cruces, N.M.

Carmen loved her medical career as a Family Nurse Practioner and truly saw it as an extension of not only her family, but her faith in God.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her beloved husband Daniel, whom she missed dearly since his passing.

Those to carry on her legacy include 1 daughter-Amanda Hamilton of Phoenix, AZ, 1 son-Johnny Ray Baca of Friona, 4 brothers-Danny Halvorsen, Mark Halvorsen and wife Ruthie, all of Las Cruces, N.M., Patrick Halvorsen and wife Kim of Colorado, and Robert Halvorsen and wife Fay of Louisville, Kentucky, 1 sister-Barbara Apadoca of Las Cruces, N.M., and 4 grandchildren.

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

Jerry Loflin

Jerry Loflin, 83 passed away December 7, 2020 in Amarillo. Viewing will be held from 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. with family visitation from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. on Friday, December 11, 2020 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY with Celebration of Life Services scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Friona United Methodist Church with Rev. Skip Hodges, pastor, officiating. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

Jerry was born November 11, 1937 in Hub, Texas. Later he served in the United States Army. Most of Jerry's life has been in agriculture in fertilizer sales, farming and ranching, and insurance crop adjusting, but he always found time for family, especially the grandchildren, golfing, hunting and helping others. He had a very caring heart and showed it often in giving away hams to families, serving in his church, Camp New Dawn, the Friona City Council and other organizations.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister-Norma Randall, 1 step-son-Kelly Jones, and 1 brother-in-law- E. C. Meil.

Those to carry on his legacy include his wife of 30 years, Joyce Loflin, and 1 son-Brent Loflin and wife Annette, all of Friona, 1 daughter-Teresa Nichols and husband Rocky of Lubbock, 1 step-son-Rick Jones and wife Dana of Amarillo, 1 sister-Patsy Meil of Rockwall, 1 brother-Larry Loflin and wife Martha, 1 brother-in-law- Hugh Randall and wife Connie, all of Oklahoma City, 1 step-daughter-in-law- Tricia Jones

of Fritch, 4 grandchildren- Jordan Nichols and wife Hannah, Evan Truitt and husband Tanner, Mason Loflin and Logan Loflin, 3 step-grandchildren-Kinley Jones, Sage Jones, and Mallerie Jones, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe Boeckman

Funeral Services for Joe Boeckman, 87, a long-time resident of Friona will be private, for family members, only, due to Covid-19 and the safety concerns surrounding its spread. Services were under the personal supervision of Parkside Chapel Funeral Directors of Hereford.

Joseph Lawrence Boeckman was born in Okeene, Oklahoma to Frederick John and Ida (Huhman) Boeckman on October 13, 1933. He attended Okeene Schools graduating in the class of 1952. He worked for Roberts Construction Company, a company that built Grain Elevators and moved to Friona to work on a part of Friona Wheat Growers Elevator. Joe met and fell in love with Thoma Lou Fallwell, and they were married on June 2, 1956 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hereford. He served on the Board of Directors of Prairie Acres Nursing Home for several years and was a dedicated member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Friona. Joe was a member of Friona Evening Lions Club and he and Tommie were also members of the Merry Mixers Square Dance Club in Hereford.

The legacy Joe leaves are his wife, of sixty four years, Thoma Lou, two sons Timothy Alan Boeckman and wife Mariann of Amarillo, Randal Lynn Boeckman, DVM, of Hereford, one daughter Kathy Beth Steen and husband Gregory of Albuquerque, New Mexico, one sister Amelia Bingham of Geary, Oklahoma, one brother Sylvester Boeckman and wife Agness of Okeene, Oklahoma and his grandchildren, Erica Boeckman, Amanda Boeckman, Kyle Steen and wife Sydney, Kevin Steen, Katelyn Steen and Kaleb Steen.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Louis Boeckman, and Albert Boeckman, a sister Alberta Boeckman, and a half brother John Boeckman.

The family suggests memorials in Mr. Boeckman's name be made to a favorite charity and they ask each of you to pray for rain.