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Maribeth Lyn Ellis Olberding

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Maribeth Lyn Ellis Olberding
July 21, 1969 – May 28, 2014
LAS CRUCES, NM – Maribeth Lyn Ellis, 44, passed away May 28, 2014 in Las Cruces, NM after a nine month battle with breast cancer.
A memorial service was at 3 p.m. May 31 at First Christian Church in Las Cruces, NM. A second memorial service was at 2 p.m. June 3 at the First Baptist Church in Richardson, TX. She will be buried in West Plains, MO.
Maribeth was born to Jern Wayne and Virginia Foster Ellis on July 21, 1969 in Dallas.
She grew up in Dallas and graduated from Richardson High School in 1987. She attended Baylor University, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and took a degree in math education in 1991. She also achieved a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Maribeth married Bruce Olberding in 1993. She and Bruce lived in Middletown, CT and Monroe, LA before moving to Las Cruces over a decade ago. In Las Cruces, Maribeth worked as a college assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at New Mexico State University, where she was much beloved by her students and collegues. She was also and fundamentally a joyful parent to her two daughters, Della Lyn and Lila Kay.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce Michael Olberding; two daughters, Della Lyn and Lila Kay; parents, Jern Wayne and Virginia Foster Ellis, Dallas; three sisters, Paula Lea Ellis Taylor, Lewisville, Jennifer Elaine Ellis Byrd, McKinney and Stephanie Denise Ellis, Dallas; brother, Neil Scott Ellis, Dallas; eight nephews, Ben, Nick and Forrest Taylor, Andrew, Nathan, Peter and Luke Bryd, and Foster and Cooper Ellis; brother-in-law, David Lee Byrd and sister-in-law, Caroline Fogel Ellis; father and mother-in-law, Mike and Kay Prantl Olberding, West Plains, MO; many aunts and uncles including Frances Foster McCarty, Bowie, Jane Foster Brasch Jackson, Marshall, TX and Lois Foster Campbell, Hurst; and many cousins and dear friends. She will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Cancer Aid Resources and Education (C.A.R.E.), 141 Roadrunner Parkway, Suite 226, Las Cruces, NM 88011, 575-680-5922.
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Vickie Carol Parr

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November 14, 1948 – April 10, 2024
BOWIE – Vickie Carol Parr, 75, went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2024 in Wichita Falls.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 15 at the White Family Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. on April 16 at the White Family Funeral Home, with Pastor Billy Waller officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie, with Jamie Cantrell, Mike Cantrell, Jeremy Maxwell, Tandy Rater and Doug Stark serving as pallbearers.
Vickie was born Nov. 14, 1948 in Oklahoma City, OK to Walter Leroy and Thelma Margarette (Harkey) Ross. She graduated from High School in 1967 and attended Oklahoma Bible College.
Vickie then met John Carl Parr and on July 24, 1971 the couple married in Oklahoma City. She was a very hard worker her whole life and worked as a secretary for Bud Parr Plumbing until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Bowie. Vickie really enjoyed music and she truly loved her family dearly, her granddaughters brought her so much joy.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 49 years, John C. Parr.
Vickie is survived by her sons, Kevin Parr, Bowie and David Parr, New Mexico; brothers, Steven Ross, Duncan, OK and Michael Ross, Norman, OK; granddaughters Danielle Parr, Demi Parr and Anna Sievert; special friends, Louise Maxwell and Stanley Rater and many others and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

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Kathryn Nell Chapman

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November 14, 1942 – April 4, 2024
CARLSBAD, NM – Kathryn Nell Chapman, 81, went to be with our Lord on April 4, 2024 with her daughters by her side.
Kathryn was born Nov. 14, 1942 in Alvord to William and Agnes Barker. The family settled in Fruitland where she rode the bus to attend school in Bowie. It was never a dull moment with four siblings. They worked hard on chores, schoolwork and would continue to bring their families to their family home for many holidays until their parents passed away.
She joined the First Methodist Church March 29, 1953 on Easter Sunday. A fond memory is their daddy would give them each a nickel to put in the offering plate each Sunday. She was raised in the church and loved her Lord dearly until the day she passed. One of her first jobs was working at a fruit stand near her home and after graduation she worked at Haggar Slacks factory with her sister Carolyn.
Kathryn loved her family and was blessed to be able to stay home and raise her two daughters for many years. She was so proud of her home in Odessa, she filled it with treasures from shopping trips with her sisters Frances and Harriet. She loved working in the yard. She planted many trees and beautiful flowers that she waited with anticipation to bloom each year. Her backyard was like an oasis, and she had numerous turtles that she looked forward to feeding daily.
After her daughters were older she went to work at Highland United Methodist Church as the secretary for 29 years. She loved her church and it was more like a second home. After retirement she continued to volunteer, visiting/delivering meals and being a dear friend to so many. She loved sending cards for any occasion but especially when someone needed words of encouragement or to let them know she was thinking of them. She loved receiving cards as well.
One of her proudest moments was receiving a medal and certificate of achievement from Joslin Diabetes Center for living courageously with diabetes for 50 years. How amazing that she exceeded that by 15 more years. The last year of her life she lived with her daughters in El Paso and Carlsbad. She was an early riser and would greet each family member with a huge hug, weather update and reminder of her love and a grateful heart. She handled every change with dignity and grace.
Her greatest joy and source of pride were her daughters, Karen and Kim, and later, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She cherished every moment with them. She also loved the fur-babies Steve, Zoe and Fergie.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Agnes Barker; brothers, Charles Barker, Alvin Barker and Richard Barker; sisters, Frances Cooke and Carolyn Johnson; brother in-law, Bobby McGee and sister in-law, Jerry Barker.
Kathryn is survived by sister, Harriet McGee, Bowie; daughters, Karen Dominguez (Jeff), El Paso and Kim Dominguez (Ernie), Carlsbad, NM; grandchildren, Eli Barnes (Casey), Newport, TN, Colton Jones (Kayla), Hooper, UT, Chayse Jones, Ben Wheeler, TX, Justin Barnes (Kaylee), Cosby, TN, Annalise Dominguez, El Paso, Tarah Dominguez, Carlsbad, NM, Dyllan Dominguez (Elsa), Carlsbad, NM, Trevor (Amber) Dominguez, Carlsbad, NM and Tyler Dominguez of Scottsdale, AZ and great grandchildren, Charlotte Barnes, Beckham Barnes, Aliannah Barnes, Jaxon Smith, Nathan Smith, Kyla Smith, Sophia Smith, Rose Jones, Violet Jones, Gunner Jones, Devin Dominguez, Camryn Dominguez, Tylar Dominguez and two more on the way. She also is survived by beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and precious friends that will miss her daily phone calls.
Her children rise up and call her blessed and praise her saying “Many women have done excellently but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:28-29.
The family would like to thank the staff at Carlsbad Medical Center, Providence East in El Paso, GoodLife Senior Living and Enhabit Hospice for the compassionate care she received.
To sign the online guestbook, visit dignitymemorial.com at Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home.
Those wishing to send a memorial can do so in memory of Kathryn Chapman to Bynum School Midland.
A visitation was from 5 – 8 p.m. on April 10 at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home, 601 N Alleghaney Ave, Odessa, Texas 79761. A funeral service was at 11 a.m. on April 11 at Highland United Methodist Church, 1808 North Dixie Boulevard, Odessa, Texas 79761. A committal service was at 2 p.m. on April 12 at Elmwood Cemetery, E. Nelson St. Bowie.
Arrangements entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home of Odessa.

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Cristina Del Rio Torres

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February 28, 1983 – April 5, 2024
BOWIE – Cristina Del Rio Torres, 41, passed away April 5, 2024 in Fort Worth.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 7 at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. A funeral service took place at 10 a.m. on April 8 at St. William Catholic Church in Montague with Father Albert Kanjirathumkal officiating. Burial followed at the Montague Catholic Cemetery.
Cristina was born Feb. 28, 1983 in Bowie to Maria Herlinda Del Rio and Juan Montoya Del Rio. She graduated of Bowie High School in 2001. She furthered her education at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies.
Cristina worked as a teacher at the Bowie Elementary School for many years, this career suited her as she loved kids. In her free time she loved music and spending time with her family and friends.
Cristina is survived by her husband, Antonio Torres; children, Javier Torres and Sofia Torres; her parents, Juan Montoya Del Rio and Maria Herlinda Del Rio; sister, Marisela Del Rio and brother-in-law Juan Camarillo; brother, Juan Del Rio and sister-in-law Carmen Morales and nieces and nephews, Gerardo Gomez Jr., Gabriel Gomez, Jordan Camarillo, Isaac Camarillo, Giahna Cantù, Dax Del Rio and Alayna Del Rio.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

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