11/5 Obituaries

Roberta Edwards

Services: 11 a.m. on Monday in the Center Street United Methodist Church in Tucumcari. 
Roberta Edwards, 87, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, in Fredericksburg, Texas.
She was born Oct. 24, 1918, in Logan.
A Tucumcari resident, she had been making her home in Fredericksburg due to illness. 
She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church of Tucumcari and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Edwards, and her sister, Ruth Webb.
She is survived by her son, Bruce Edwards (and wife, Mary Ann) of Fredericksburg; her daughter, Marcene; one sister, Evelyn O’Quinn of Tucumcari; and several grandchildren. 
Dr. Rev Tom Broom, minister of the Center Street United Methodist Church, will officiate the services and burial will follow in the family plot at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Benito Maestas

Services: 11 a.m. today at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery at the Veteran’s Circle at the Tucumcari Memorial Park.
Benito Miguel Maestas, 60, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, in Amarillo.
He was born June 29, 1945, in Tucumcari.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army and a member of Tucumcari’s St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marcos Maestas.
He is survived by two daughters, Angela Walker, who is serving in the U.S. Army and stationed in Germany, and Marcelina Maestas of Tucumcari; two sons, Benito Maestas of Roswell and Patrick Maestas of Tucumcari; his companion, Cathy Hockett of Tucumcari; seven brothers, Marcos Juan Maestas Jr., Fred Maestas, Christopher Maestas, Phillip Maestas, Cecil Maestas, Jose Patrick Maestas and Patrick Maestas; seven sisters, Mary Maestas, Dolores Fleming, Amilia Jones, Tersita Martinez, Isabel Maestas, Susie Maestas and Ruby Maestas; and his mother, Marcelina Quintana Maestas of Tucumcari. 
Following his wishes, cremation has taken place.
Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

A.J. Womble Jr.

Services: Have been held.
A.J. Womble Jr., 78, died Saturday, October 29, 2005, in Amarillo.
He was born on August 31, 1927, to Arthur and Ella (Clowers) Womble in Morse, Texas.
Raised in Morse, he moved to Dalhart, Texas, in 1946 and on March 7, 1949, he married Jean Williams in Clayton.
He farmed in the Dalhart area for years and was an accomplished pilot and mechanic.
Family members said his favorite pastime was fishing and he will be remembered by his family as a great husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of Dalhart; his sons, Allen Joe Womble, Gary Lee Womble and Rick Womble, all of Dalhart; his daughters, Jan Prater of Dalhart, Sherry Truelock (and husband, Texas) of Logan; his sisters, Joyce Hahn of Pampa, Texas, and Marceil Barber of Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and very special friends, Dorothy and Dwight Dowell.
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Services were held at the First Christian Church in Dalhart with Leon Laney, pastor of the Spiritual Life Center in Dalhart, officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Horizon Funeral Home of Dalhart.

Jennie Spoelstra

Services: Have been held.
Jennie Spoelstra, 95, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, in Phillipsburg, Kan.
She was born on June 13, 1910, in Kansas to the late Hendrik Hein Spoelstra and Hendrika Guichelaar Spoelstra.
She graduated from Prairie View High School, Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago as a registered nurse and received a biology degree from Hope College in Holland, Mich., and a master’s degree from Kansas University.
She worked as a nurse, a midwife, a teacher and for the Reformed Church Ministries in Florida and Kentucky. She later moved to Arizona where she remained after her retirement.
Her family said she was known for her faithfulness and trust in the Lord. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and women’s Bible study groups and distributed Bibles, even at flea markets.
In 1999, she moved from Tucson to Denver to be near family and later to Logan Manor Nursing Home in Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Henry and Marion; and three sisters, Emma, Grace and Betty.
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Annette (wife of late husband, Henry) Spoelstra of Denver; four nieces, Marilyn Baham of Denver, Karen (John) Spoelstra, Betty Ragan of Tucumcari and Donna (Mark) Spoelstra of Choctaw, Okla.; one nephew, Thomas Carden of Tucumcari; six grand-nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at the Prairie View Reformed Church in Kansas with the Rev. Jeff Van der Weele officiating. Burial followed with arrangements by Olliffe-Boeve Memorial Chapel in Phillipsburg, Kan.
Memorials may be made to the Prairie View Reformed Church in Kansas or to the scholarship memorial fund being established at Hope College in Michigan.