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January 21, 2021

Katherine Halvorson Woodard

Katherine Halvorson Woodard, 99 of Friona, passed away January 13, 2021 in Friona. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Cremation and arrangements by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

Katherine was born February 1, 1921 to Hattie Benson and Stillman Halvorson in Nidaros Township, Minnesota. Most of her early years were lived in Minnesota, Washington, DC, and Southern California. She and her husband, Max Woodard, retired to Yankeetown, Florida. She then moved to Friona, TX in 2001.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max H Woodard, sister Margaret Jacobson (Battle Lake, MN), sister Bernice Cramer (Casselton, ND), sister Alyce Saylor (Santa Maria, CA), sister Norma Halvorson (Clitherall, MN) and Brother William Halvorson (Clitherall, MN).

She is survived by her sister, Winifred Tegge of Stillwater, Minnesota, 4 children: Son Alan (wife Helene) of Irvine, CA, Kristina Anthony (husband James) of Friona Texas, Carl Woodard of Sacramento, California and James Woodard (wife Debbie) of Dunnellon, Florida. Grandchildren: Stephanie Sanchez (NM), Lesly Woodard (CA), Tiffany Raiford (FL), Christopher Woodard (FL), Shari Sandri (TX), Eric Thompson (NE), Nichole Homan (NE), Angela Andrew (NE) Katherine (Kat) Thompson (NE). Great Grandchildren: Danica Mattos (NM), Tamia Toney-Woodard (CA), Addison Nicholas and Jamie Woodard (FL), Addison, Ava, Charlotte, and Carter Raiford (FL), Sabrina Piper-Caldwell and Mitchell Caldwell (TX), Hero and Freedom Thompson (NE), Xavier, Logan, and Ayden Yarges (NE), Christopher Jackson (NE), Marissa, Jocelyn, and Gavin Andrew (NE) Several nieces and nephews and many step- children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Memorials can be sent to Prairie Acres Nursing Home 201 East 15th St. Friona, Texas 79035, or the Friona United Methodist Church 301 East 8th St. Friona, Texas 79035

Gerardo Torres

Gerardo Torres, 29 of Amarillo, formerly of Friona passed away January 14, 2021 in Amarillo. Viewing was held from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. with Rosary Services at 6:00 P.M. Monday, January 18, 2021 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY with Mass of Christian Burial Services were at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 19, 2021 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.

Gerardo was born August 19, 1991 in Amarillo to Jesus Torres and Veronica Tafoya. He was a 2009 graduate of Friona High School.

Gerardo loved the sport of boxing and was a professional boxing promoter. He was known for his generous, thoughtful heart. He was always joyful, even in tough times. His family says, "He didn't just talk the talk, he walked the walk."

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Gilberto and Modesta Torres.

Those to mourn his passing include his parents of Friona, 2 brothers-his twin, Gilberto Torres and Gustavo Torres, both of Amarillo, grandparents- Avelino and Concha Tafoya of Friona, and many, many friends.