Gainesville Daily Register

Obituaries

February 14, 2013

Obits 2-14

RONNIE PAUL BOAZ

WHITESBORO — Memorial services for Ronnie Paul Boaz, 68, of Whitesboro, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Woodbine Baptist Church, 245 CR 211 in Gainesville, with Pastor Chet Burgess officiating.  

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.  

Visitation services will be Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ronnie passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Gainesville.

He was born on May 5, 1944, in Whitesboro, to David and Addie (Tetter) Boaz.

He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Chavez of Whitesboro, Karol Boaz-Ellison of Whitesboro and Kimberly Burgess of Whitesboro; grandchildren, Ceria Boaz, Curtis Boaz, Annjelica Young, Cory LaRue, Brandon LaRue, Zackery LaRue, Micheal Burgess and Christopher Burgess; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Addie Boaz; his brother, Danny Boaz; son, David Boaz; and two grandchildren, Charlotte Garretson and Robert Michael Garretson.

To sign the online registry, please go to www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.

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MARILYN JOYCE

“MARIJO” ELSKEN


CALIFORNIA CITY, CALIF. — Surrounded by her children and grandchildren, she died at her home Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in California City, Calif.

Marijo was born May 14, 1941, in Seattle, Wash.

She was a member of the Class of 1959 in Gainesville High School and attended college in California.

Marijo is survived by daughters, Marilyn Barr of California City, Calif., and Donna Parkhill of Utah; sons, Ace Edward Parkhill and Kenneth Parkhill of California City, Calif.; her mother, Joyce Borden; sister, Arlene Ashford of Gainesville; sister, Jackie Graham of Woodbine; brother, Michael Borden of Gainesville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Marijo was preceded in death by her husband, Vern Elsken; father, Jack Borden; and sister, Linda Ford.

The memorial service was Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

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HELEN M. KOEHLER

Helen M. Koehler, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Gainesville.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa with Keith Ferrer, minister of Mary Ellen & Harvester Church of Christ of Pampa, officiating.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

Mrs. Koehler was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Gainesville to Charlie Allen Carter and Opha Bruce Carter, and she attended schools in Gainesville.  

She was a member of Mary Ellen & Harvester Church of Christ in Pampa.

Survivors include three sons, Kinzy Ray Wright of Gainesville, David Koehler and wife Jan of McKinney and Raymond Eric Koehler and wife Peggy of Pampa; and one daughter Margaret Tilley of Dripping  Springs; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Katherine Norris of Gainesville; and her sister-in-law: Anita Carter of Dallas.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Koehler; her parents; her brothers, Charles, Lawson and David Carter; and one great-grandchild, Cliff Allen.

Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Inc., 3701 Kirby Drive, Suite 700, Houston, TX 77098.

Sign the online registry at www.carmichael-whatley.com.

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