June 20 obituaries
Clorette Brown “Granny” Faulkenberry died Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
Graveside service for Mrs. Faulkenberry will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hobbs Cemetery. The service will under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Myrda Sue (Wishert) Ford, 80, died Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Snyder.
A memorial service for Mrs. Ford will be held at 2 p.m. June 29 in the Miller Family Funeral Home Chapel.
After an 11-year battle with a rare brain tumor, Katlynn Leigh Gutierrez passed away at the age of 20 on Monday, June 17, 2019 in her Eunice, N.M. home surrounded by her family.
Funeral services for Miss Gutierrez will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Hobbs, N.M. and at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Raj Arokiasamy officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens. The services will be under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 8-10 a.m. Friday at the church and from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Katie was born on June 22, 1998 in Snyder to Kevin and Amy Gutierrez, both 1992 Snyder High School graduates. Katie attended primary school in Snyder, Farmington, Lovington and Eunice, N.M. She attended Snyder Junior High School and her freshman year in Snyder and graduated from Eunice High School in June 2017. She was the Eunice High School varsity mascot in 2016-17.
She loved attending school and serving as her senior class student council secretary as well as secretary of the City of Eunice student advisory council. She loved playing sports, especially softball.
At the age of 11, in 2009, Katie was struck in the head with a ball during a softball game. At that time, doctors discovered a rare brain tumor in the center of the brain — craniopharyngioma, a benign brain tumor. Katie endured 11 brain surgeries to remove the fast growing tumor. After her 11th brain surgery, Katie suffered a massive midbrain stroke. She spent the next 11 months in the hospital battling for her life. In July 2018, Katie was released from the hospital and sent home to Eunice. Her hometown welcomed her home with a parade in her honor.
Katie enjoyed her final months and days at home with her family. She had a sincere love for her family and life. She sought to bless others, always putting herself last. She was always concerned with everyone else and rarely herself. She was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Linda Kay Gutierrez, and her uncle Andrew Ramirez Jr.
She leaves behind her mother and father, Kevin Lee and Amy Gutierrez of Eunice, N.M.; her sister, Chelsea Meeker of Eunice, N.M.; her brother, Officer Brekan Andrew Gutierrez of Jal, N.M.; her maternal grandparents, David and Sally Botts and Andres and Irma Ramirez, all of Snyder; her paternal grandfather, Rudy Gutierrez of Snyder; her maternal great-grandmother Manuela “Nellie” Rios of San Angelo; her uncles and aunts, Keith and Biz Tiner of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Justin and Amy Botts Allison of Roosevelt, Brad and Dava Robbins, Manny and Frances Rios, Jesse and Josie Hernandez and Isabel Rios, all of Snyder, Bubba and Lori Botts and Jesse and Anita Rios, all of Hermleigh, Andres and Aurora Rios of Midland, Tommy Rios of Dallas and Rick Rios and Rosie Rios, both of San Angelo; and many cousins, who she was very close with.
Online condolences may be posted www.millerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Lesa Mayer, 60, of Snyder, died Monday, June 17, 2019 in Lubbock.
Funeral service for Mrs. Mayer will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Mark Williamson and Darryl Calley officiating. Burial will follow at Jayton Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Sandra Jean Turner passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 7:45 a.m. in Alamogordo, N.M. at the age of 77.
Funeral service for Mrs. Turner was held at 10 a.m. today at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home with her dear friend, Bobbie Vail, officiating. Burial was scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Hillside Memorial Gardens.
Sandra was born on Sept. 20, 1941 in Snyder to Mary Francis and Travis Pershing Allen. She graduated from high school in Ira in 1959 and went on to attend college at Odessa College and Texas Tech and graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Sul Ross in Alpine. She taught for five years, from 1970-76. In 1976, she started the River of Life health food shop, which is still open and operating today.
Sandra was a very generous lady that devoted her time and life to Jesus Christ and her family. She was passionate about educating friends, family and anyone that would listen about her love of the Lord. Her church home was anywhere that people would gather around.
She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Tal Turner.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Lee Turner of Sapulpa, Okla.; one daughter, Gina Shaffer and her husband, Keith, of Llano; one son, Craig Turner of Odessa; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.