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David Gaston Gregory

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David Gaston Gregory

May 12, 1925 – June 27, 2017
BOWIE — David Gaston Gregory, 92, passed away June 27, 2017 in Bowie, TX.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. June 30 at the Montague County Cowboy Church in Montague.
David was born May 12,1925 in Bowie to Earl and Ferba (Hogeland) Gregory. He graduated from Bowie High School in May of 1942. David joined and served his country in the United States Navy in 1943 for 3 ½ years.
He married Clara Nell East from Miami, OK on May 4, 1946. David was recalled to active duty for the Navy in January of 1951 during the Korean War and he served 18 months. He was Boy Scout Master of the troop sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Bowie for 3 ½ years. David was the Montague County Civil Defense Director during the Cuban Crisis. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 1980 after 35 years of federal service.
David was secretary/treasurer of Texas Pony of America Club from 1963-1969 and inspector for the National Pony of America from 1964 to 1969. He was a charter member of the Jim Bowie Riding Club and served in 1967 as first director of Jim Bowie Days.
From 1967 to 1983 he was a partner in the Botex Trailer company manufacturing gooseneck trailers. He ranched from 1970 until 2002 raising, training and showing quarter horses and cattle.
In the mid 1990s he helped paint a mural for the Bowie Main Street Project that was displayed on the old Wilson Drug Store building. He also painted an attack on a Butterfield Stage Coach by Indians which was displayed on the north wall of the old Griffin Drug Store that is across from Legend Bank. David also made the drawings for the metal cutouts of the Trail Drive scene in the park at the junction of US 81 and business 287 and painted the Longhorn Cattle and trail drivers on horses.
After retiring in 2002 from ranching, he sold his ranch and moved to Newport where he lived and kept a couple horses to train and ride. David wrote and published two books. One is a collection of humorous stories about good horses, bad horses, mad cows and irate neighbors that was titled “Horsefeathers.” The second book is titled “Mistletoe Jones” and is a novel about a 15 year old boy born in 1850 just north of Bowie and about his struggle into manhood and subsequent rescue of his girlfriend from Indians.
From 1994 to 2008 he wrote a humor column for small town newspapers which was also called “Horsefeathers.” In 1995, he was awarded first place honors for the best humor article of the year in Texas in weekly newspapers by the Texas Newspaper Publishers Association.
In 2003, he started taking guitar lessons and sang and played at jam sessions. He was a member of the Bowie Lodge AF&AM 578 for more than 50 years. David was on the board of directors with the Dairy Queen Think Tank where they try to solve world problems. Up until recently he went dancing three nights a week in Bowie, Springtown and Wichita Falls. David lived life to the fullest.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ferba Gregory; wife, Clara Gregory; daughter, Judy Marie Gregory; brother, Kenneth Gregory and sister, Carolyn Sue Gregory.
David is survived by his children, Vicki Riley and husband Chuck, Bowie, Mike Gregory and Mary Paul, Edmond, OK, and Terri Vinson and husband David, Benbrook; grandchildren, Jody Oliver, T.J. Thompson and Casey Gallia, all of Bowie, Clay Gregory, Edmond, OK, Devin Badley, Keller, Kayla Watts, Benbrook and Callie Jones, Bowie; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Bob Gregory, Everman; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Crystie Riley, Bowie.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
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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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