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Carl R. Owen, 62, of Spade passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 in Lubbock. Carl was born on January 3, 1958 in Lubbock, Texas to Robert A. Owen and Vivian Grace Sartain Owen. He was raised in Lubbock and graduated from Lubbock Coronado High School in 1976. He graduated from the Fire Academy and started working for the Lubbock Fire Department on February 5, 1979. He had worked at Stations 1, 4, 9, and 12 and had special training in Hazmat. He faithfully served the citizens of Lubbock for 29 plus years, retiring as the Captain of Station 12-B on April 11, 2008. He married Tammy Lynn Motley on May 2, 1987 in Lubbock. He enjoyed fishing, bird hunting, and visiting Morristown, Tennessee, which is where his family originated from. He enjoyed NASCAR and his favorite driver was Bill Elliott, also known as “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville.” He was a workaholic and always had two jobs to keep him busy and to support his family. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Abernathy.

Carl is survived by his wife, Tammy Owen of Spade, 3 sons, Byron Hughes and wife, Kerri, of Lubbock, Justin Hughes of Clovis, New Mexico, and Kyle Owen of Spade, 3 brothers, Marvin Owen of Lubbock, Mark Owen and wife, Lori, of Abilene, and Clark Owen and wife, Yvonne, of Odessa, 2 grandchildren, Dustin and Paige Hughes, niece, Kayla Owen, nephew, Cade Owen, and nephew, Rowdy Motley. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Due to COVID restrictions, face masks and social distancing will be required. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway, in Lubbock. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. A come and go visitation will be from 1 – 8 PM on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Combest Family Funeral Homes in Lubbock, 2210 Broadway, in Lubbock. Please visit for more information and to access the live video stream of the funeral at 1:00 PM on Saturday. A recording of the funeral service will be available for 90 days after the service on our website.

Memorials may be sent to the MDA Fill The Boot at or to the Texas Boys Ranch in Lubbock at

Teresa Alonzo Jaramillo from Lubbock, Tx, age 70, made her final journey home on November 6, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones after a long battle with Leukemia. Teresa was a dedicated mother first and foremost. Nothing brought her more joy then being with all her family and spending time with her beautiful sisters. She was employed by the Heritage Apartments as a house keeping supervisor for over 20 years.

She is the loving and devoted mother to Melissa J. Flores of Queen Creek, AZ, and Ricky Jaramillo of Shallowater, TX. Adored Nana of Daisy Kesprzak, Lily Simpson, Daniella Jaramillo, and Little Ricky Jaramillo, Christian and Brandon McCarroll and Luke Flores. Great grandchildren, EJ Kesprzak and Elias Rodriguez. Loving sister of Manuel, Martina, Gilbert, Maria Antonia, Joe, Samuel, and Michael Alonzo, Maria Elena Gonzalez, Hortencia Jaramillo, Dominga Vasquez and Lidia Rodriguez.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Maria Alonzo, her brothers, David, Carlos, Juan, Fred and two sisters, Josephina, and Margarita Alonzo.

Open visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the Venue on Broadway with Rosary being cited at 6:00p.m. Mass will be at 2:00 p.m. and will be a private family service due to current restrictions on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at 2:45 p.m. at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park and will be open to the public.

Mattie Willetta (Smith) Blevins passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the age of 94 years. She was born November 26, 1925 to Oris and Lessie (Beaty) Smith. Sis was born and raised in Petty and spent most of her life in the New Home area. Sis graduated from New Home High School. On September 8, 1946 she married Roy Blevins at her parent’s home in Petty. Roy was a farmer, and she was a supportive wife and an awesome mother. Sis was very involved in the lives of her children and later her grandchildren. She served as a Girl Scout leader and a basketball mom. Sis enjoyed arts and crafts and was an artist, a quilter, a dollmaker and a bowler. She was a member of the Lubbock Bowlers Association. She was very active in the New Home Baptist Church where she served in many different capacities. Sis enjoyed fishing but hated eating fish.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Lynda McNutt of Lubbock, Sandy Young and husband Choya of Fort Stockton, and Becky Tatum and husband Steve of The Woodlands; 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her grandson, Len Young; brothers, Harley Smith and Douglas Smith; sister, Jackie Sherman and her son-in-law, Jerry McNutt.
Private family graveside services will be held on Thursday with a memorial service following at 2PM at New Home Baptist Church.

Odell F. Vaughan, 95 of Lubbock passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020. She was born February 12, 1925 in Spur, Texas to Arthur and Grace (Coffman) Swanner. Odell graduated from Spur High School. She married Dwayne Orval Vaughan in Littlefield. Odell enjoyed cooking and spending her time farming with Dwayne. She was a Godly woman and walked in the Lord’s faith every day. Odell was a member of Indiana Ave. Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 57 years, Dwayne of Lubbock; children, Jerry Ward and spouse Teresa of Lamesa, Linda Bartley and spouse Math of Lubbock, Robert Ward of Lamesa, Steve Vaughan and spouse Carolyn of Hurst, Teresa Hogg Ward and spouse Jerry of Lamesa, James Vaughan and spouse Reggie of Midland; seventeen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Debra Ann Ward; and four siblings. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., at Nevels Cemetery in Tahoka. In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations in Odell’s name to Indiana Ave. Baptist Church or to Hospice of Lubbock.

Izaiah Noel Leal, 1 of Lubbock passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020. He was born May 11, 2019 to Adam M. Leal and Ciyerrah M. Villanueva in Lubbock. Izaiah loved to eat, some of his favorite foods were white chocolate, french fries, cheese and blueberries. He also loved dinosaurs, elephants, mammoths, and hogging the T.V. remote. He will be deeply missed.

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Adam and Ciyerrah; his brother, Dangelo Leal; grandparents, Yesenia Briones of Lubbock, Angela and Robert Negrete of Uvalde; aunts and uncles, Blanca Villanueva, John Villanueva, Miya Villanueva, Trista Leal, Zachary Vasquez, Monica Negrete, Robert Negrete, Jr., Felipe Negrete; and many extended cousins and extended family.

He is preceded in death by his great uncle, Arturo Leal; and his great-grandfather, Jesus Briones.

A visitation will be held from noon – 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Venue on Broadway. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the Venue on Broadway.

Kenneth Thurmond, Sr., 79, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Brookdale Monterey Assisted Living in Lubbock. Kenneth was born on September 14, 1941 in Lamesa, Texas to Hilliard Thurmond and Inez Richards Thurmond. He married Linda Miller on March 17, 1960, and they celebrated 60 years of marriage this year. They lived and farmed southeast of Lamesa for over 40 years. They loved to fish and competed for several years in Couples Bass Tournaments. Upon retirement, they moved to Lake Belton and resided there for 9 years. As Kenneth’s health began to decline, they moved back to West Texas and settled in Tahoka.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Linda Thurmond of Tahoka, 3 children, Kenneth Thurmond, Jr. and wife, Redempta, of Lamesa, Grant Thurmond and wife, Donna, of Lubbock, Tami Thurmond of Plugerville, 3 grandchildren, Breck Thurmond and wife, Victoria, of Lubbock, Brant Thurmond of Breckenridge, and Brittany Thurmond of Lubbock, 2 great grandchildren, Kennedy and Maliyah with another on the way, brother, H.W. Thurmond and wife, Velma, of Moody, and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Ramona Thurmond.

Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Combest Family Funeral Homes. No memorial services are planned at this time. Please visit for more information.

The family would like to express their thanks to Bridge Hospice of Lubbock. Memorials may be sent to Bridge Hospice, 3409 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79410.

Ysidro Lara Lopez of Lubbock entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, November 09, 2020, in his home, at the age of 82. Ysidro was born July 18, 1938 in Hearne, Texas to Juan and Juana (Lara) Lopez. He grew up in Bremond, Texas, attending Bremond Junior High. Growing up in a Jim Crow-era community with a segregated educational system, there were few opportunities for Hispanics so Ysidro left Bremond without a high school education. It was this that drove him to push his children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren to devote their lives to learning and educational pursuits. To Ysidro, education was the great equalizer and the key which would open doors to his descendants that were not open to him.

After leaving home, Ysidro eventually settled in Lubbock, Texas, working many jobs, including a few years with the Horn and Gladden (Cotton) Lint Cleaning Company. It was during this time that Ysidro met Maria Guadalupe Lopez, née Bonilla. The two married in 1978 and started a family soon after. In 1980, he began work at Roosevelt ISD, where three generations of Lopez children would roam the hallways. Students, teachers, and administrators would all grow to love Ysidro. His smile and warmth radiated throughout the school as he made his daily rounds. He was known for the pranks and practical jokes he would play on teachers, staff, and his co-workers. It was never a matter of “if” he would get you, but “when”. Ysidro would eventually rise to the role of custodial supervisor of Roosevelt ISD before retiring in 2008. Even decades after graduating, former students would hug “Mr. Lopez” whenever they saw him: at the school, during Friday night games at Eagle Stadium, or even out in the grocery store.

To meet Ysidro was to love him and to know what he loved. He was passionate about his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He loved to joke and tease, and was well-known for his sharp mind and biting wit. He enjoyed traveling and taking road trips throughout Texas and the Southwest. He loved sports, especially football, being a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most of all, Ysidro loved the Baylor Bears, eventually having an alumnus and future alumni in his family. Even as most of his children and grandchildren became Red Raiders, he always let them know who he was really rooting for. A man of strong faith, Ysidro was a devout Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lubbock.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Ysidro Jr., Sylvia, Patricio (Elizabeth); his wife of more than 42 years, Maria, and their children Carlos (Melissa), Annamarie, Andy (Denee) and Gabriel; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Ysidro also leaves behind his faithful companion and best friend, his dog Little Bo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Ernest (Martha).

Open visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway, with rosary being cited at 5:00 p.m. Mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 16, 2020 at Our Lady of Guadalupe with interment to follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery

Judy Gay Young, 63, of Lubbock passed away Monday, November 9, 2020. Judy was born December 9, 1956 in Lubbock, Texas to Carroll Gene and Betty June (Arnold) Snodgrass. She married Russell Lee Young on July 17, 1981. Judy was a teacher at Ballenger Head Start for the special needs children and she also worked at Bowie Elementary. Judy was a member of Sunset Church of Christ.

Judy is survived by her husband, Russell Young; son, Zachary Young; brother, Phillip Snodgrass; and father, Gene Snodgrass. Judy was preceded in death by her mother, Betty.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Green Memorial Cemetery in Wilson, Texas.

Joel Thomas Dominguez, infant son of Teah D’nae Dollins and Albert Dominguez, III, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in Lubbock. Joel was born on November 11, 2020 in Lubbock.

Joel is survived by his mother, Teah D’nae Dollins, father, Albert Dominguez, III, sister, Alliemae Dominguez, maternal grandparents, Linda Wilson and Kerry Dollins, paternal grandparents, June Aragon and Albert Dominguez, II, maternal great grandparents, Belinda Dollins, Charlie and Kathy Wilson, and Jerry and Dee McMahan, and paternal great grandmother, Gloria Aragon. Joel is preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather, Randy Dollins, and paternal great grandfather, Joe Aragon.

Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Combest Family Funeral Homes in Lubbock. Please visit for more information.

Adela Cazarez

Adelaida “Adela” Cazarez-Amparan, 78, of Optima, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

The daughter of Carlos Cazarez and Agripina Amparan, she was born July 25, 1942 in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico.

Adela and Andres “Andy” Martinez were united in marriage in 1972 and lived in Juarez, Mexico.  They moved to Boise City, Oklahoma in 1973 and lived there until 1987 when they moved to Guymon.  Andy passed away on October 23, 2006 and Adela then moved to Optima to be with family.

She is survived by her children: San Juana Gonzalez and husband, Remberto Gonzalez of Optima, Oklahoma, Martin Alarcon and wife, Irma Trejo of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Manuel Martinez of Perryton, Texas and Andrea Martinez and Agripina Martinez, both of Hampton, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren: Rosa Ibarra, Laura Castaneda, Francisco Gonzalez, Miriam Alarcon, Elizabeth Alarcon, Juan Ibarra, Jr., Marielasis Ibarra, Efrain Tamayo, Maria Aidee Hernandez, Sergio David Martinez, Analicia Yazmin Martinez, Manuel Martinez, Jr., and Andres Martinez; seventeen great-grandchildren: Karla Ibarra, Alaziel Ibarra, Zytaly Ibarra, Efrain Castaneda, Fabian Castaneda, Mikel Castaneda, Francisco “Gordo” Gonzalez, Javier “Spider” Gonzalez, Idalis Gonzalez, Sasha Gonzalez, Axel Gonzalez, Avner Gonzalez, Jesus Flores, Dan Flores, Ximena Flores, Ethan Madden and Ellen Madden; two great-great grandchildren: Emir Salazar and Xavion Ibarra; two brothers: Abraham Cazarez of California and Edmundo Cazarez of Juarez, Mexico; a brother-in-law, Isaac Martinez of Guymon, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be conducted Thursday, November 12th at 4:00 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church with Father Raul Sanchez officiating.  Graveside services will be Saturday, November 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Elmhurst Cemetery.

Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at

Joy Catherine (Papay) Foreman

oy Catherine (Papay) Foreman, 92, of Guymon, passed away Wednesday evening, November 11, 2020 at The Sycamore at Park Central in Amarillo, Texas.

Funeral services are pending and will be announced by the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

Friends can sign the online guest book and leave condolences at

Cindy Bennett

Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Bennett, 63, of Guymon passed away Monday evening, November 9, 2020 at the St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas.

The daughter of Clayton Aubrey and Ann Elizabeth (Otwell) Adamson, Cindy was born June 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois.  Cindy graduated from Schaumburg, IL high school in 1975.  She was very musically gifted.

Cindy moved to Guymon, OK from Phoenix, Arizona in 2000.  She and Joe Bennett were united in marriage on August 15, 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He preceded her in death on October 20, 2017.  Cindy worked as office manager for Stanfield Office Supply for several years.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Rick Adamson.

She is survived by children: Monty Bennett and wife, Amber of Sunray, Texas and Karry Cowan and husband, Heath of Pampa, Texas; five grandchildren: Ashton, Dawson, Pyper, Ivey and Ember; her sister, Cheryl Clark of Kalispell, Montana; and a close circle of friends, including Jamie Hughes of Guymon.

Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.  There will be a family celebration of her life and inurnment at the Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon at a later date.

Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at


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