Ted Broom, 61, of Amarillo, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Llano Cemetery with the Rev. Windell Taylor, chaplain of Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2820 Virginia Circle.
Mr. Broom was born in Amarillo and lived here most of his life. He served with the Army and was involved in car sales.
Survivors include a son, Todd Broom of Amarillo; a daughter, Laura Lynn Davis of Houston; two brothers, Jack Broom and Don Broom, both of Amarillo; two sisters, Nell Grimes of Donna and Geraldine Thompson of Neosho, Mo.; and three grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be to Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 6010 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.
Amarillo Globe-News, Feb. 12, 2002
Nicki Boyles Cooper, 68, of Amarillo died Sunday, June 22, 2008.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Hillside Christian Church Chapel in Amarillo with the Rev. Roy Wheeler and the Rev. Jim Shelburne officiating. Private burial by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Nicki was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Amarillo to David Harden and Velma Dawn Boyles and lived in Tulia. Her family moved to Amarillo when she was 2 years old.
She attended Amarillo High School and West Texas State University. She began teaching in 1962 and retired in 2000 after teaching at Whittier Elementary School for 38 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Larry; a daughter, Julie Cooper of Friendswood; a son-in-law, Russell of Friendswood; a granddaughter, Charli Abendroth of Friendswood; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Susan Cooper of Plano; a brother, Jan David Boyles of Webster; and close family friends, Pam, Tom Kaitlin, Zachary and Karoline Garrett, all of Amarillo.
Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
A reception will be after the services in the youth center of the church, 6100 Soncy Road.
Amarillo Globe-News, June 25, 2008
John Ronald Barnett
After fighting a courageous battle with cancer, It is with my heartfelt sorrow to tell you that John Ronald Barnett went to be with the Lord on 04/19/08. I have attached the obituary his daughter wrote. His body has been healed, not in the way we prayed, but at the very throne of grace.
John Ronald (Ron) Barnett, 68, died peacefully at his home on April 19, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ron was born February 21,1940 in Midland, Texas. His childhood was spent in Andrews, Borger and Amarillo, where he graduated from high school. Ron played basketball for Cisco Junior College before transferring and graduating from Texas Tech University in 1964 with a BS in Petroleum Engineering.
Ron then embarked on a 34 year career with Amoco Oil Company. He started in the Slaughter area and held increasingly responsible positions in the Fort Worth Division, Tulsa and Chicago before returning to the Houston Region Office in 1974. After serving as Regional Engineering Manager from 1978 to 1980, Ron became Manager of Enhanced Oil Recovery. In 1981, he was named a Division Production Manager within the Houston Region and served in that capacity until 1986 when he became Manager of Production Research at the Amoco Research Center in Tulsa. In 1991, Ron was appointed Vice President of the South Permian Basin Business Unit and held that position until he moved to his final assignment as Manager of Emergency Prevention and Response in 1993. In this position, he traveled the globe planning and implementing safety drills at Amoco production sites in Europe, the Middle East and Indonesia. He retired from his career in 1998.
During Ron's career, he was involved in numerous industry-wide activities. He served as Chairman of API's Executive Committee for Standardization of Oil Field Equipment and Chairman of the US Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC67, the International Standards Organization. He also served on the Petroleum Industry Advisory Board for Texas Tech University and was elected to the Academy of Petroleum Engineers in 1996. Ron achieved international admiration and recognition for his accomplishments and activities.
Upon retirement, Ron realized a lifelong dream of establishing Coyote Creek Ranch in New Ulm, Texas. Ron and his wife, Sue, raised, bred, trained and sold Quarter horses. Many of their horses placed or won in cutting, reining and roping competitions. Ron took great pride in the ranch and enjoyed all aspects of the horse business.
Ron is survived by his wife of 14 years, Sue West Barnett of New Ulm; two daughters, Mitzi Barnett Miller (Stuart) and Melanie Barnett Henriksen (Kevin) of Little Rock, Arkansas; and a stepson, Greg West (Robyn) of Cypress. Six grandchildren: Hayden and Madison Miller, Jessica Henriksen, Graiden, Landon and Tanner West. Also, a sister, Darlene Barnett Archer (Wayne), and his mother, Rita Phillips of Scurry, Texas. Ron also has numerous cousins, nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his father, Coy Owen Barnett.
Ron's sense of humor and love of practical jokes will be greatly missed by his friends and family. He was a true genius and could design and build anything. He loved to stump his grandkids with brain teasers and was a patient and loving grandfather.
We know, by his belief in Christ, Ron is now with the Lord, his Savior, with a new and perfect body. We will see him again one day.
Charles E Bacon
April 26, 1991
Harris County, TX
Richard H Birchfield
Richard Henry Birchfield, 72, of Denver, Colorado, died Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Amarillo, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. Burt Palmer, Sr. Pastor of Polk Street United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Richard was born Feb. 25, 1940, in San Antonio, to Robert Henry Birchfield and Bettie Rose Kerr Birchfield, who lived in Boerne then. The family moved to Amarillo in 1944 where his father served as principal of San Jacinto Elementary School for many years. The family was very close-knit and devoted to each other and their church. Richard attended Amarillo public schools and graduated from Amarillo High School where he played in the school orchestra. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Air Force which sent him to a foreign language school at Syracuse University in New York; he then served two years in Japan. Upon completion of his service, he attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a degree in English and a minor in Russian. Richard then moved to Dallas where he worked for the First National Bank of Dallas for 20 years before moving to Denver, Colorado, where he was still employed by Bradford Printing Company.
Richard loved music and playing the piano and was an avid letter-writer. He was a kind and easy-going person who always greeted you with a smile. He was a good listener because he was interested in other people and was a loyal friend. He especially loved his little dog, Woody, and they spent many happy hours together.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his brother, John William Birchfield, of Amarillo; companion, Richard Davis of Denver; an aunt, Nadine Birchfield of Wellington; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials be given to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 South Polk Street Amarillo, TX 79101; or a favorite charity.