Obituaries

Bobby Lee Ford

November 7, 1954 ~ July 21, 2021 (age 66)

Bobby Lee Ford, 66, of Levelland passed from this life on July 21, 2021.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Krestridge Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Austin Street Church of Christ.

He was born November 7, 1954 in Levelland, Texas to Norman and Dorothy Ford.  Bobby graduated from Pep High School in 1974.  He married Marjorie Dailey on November 5, 2006.

Bobby was a hard-working man who worked many years for Homer Johnson Gas Trucking Company until his retirement.  He was a faithful member of Austin Street Church of Christ.

He was known for his dedication to his family, genuine heart, and fun-loving personality.  Bobby loved spending quality time with his grandchildren.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Dorothy Ford; brother, Billy Ray Ford; and sister, Annie Bailey.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Ford of Levelland; son, Gregory Ford and wife Sara of Lubbock; daughters, Alissa Ford of Lubbock and Evelyn Brackens of Levelland; sisters, Lois Clewis, Carol Mitchell, Patsy Johnson, Judy (Charlie) Reynolds and Brenda (Billy) Calloway; brother, Eddie (Twaila) Ford; and grandchildren, Hunter, Zaylynn,  Z’niyah, Jacariay, Jakeevian, Josheem, Jy’reeq, Jordan, Tyler, Tylynn, Tanaeasia, Tanane and Tytaneya.

Lynn Hodge

July 22, 1960 ~ July 22, 2021 (age 61)

Lynn Taylor,  was born on July 22nd, 1960 in Matador, TX to Virgil and Artie Helvey Taylor. She graduated from Levelland High School.    She was blessed with two children.   Lynn, worked for Allsups convince Store for several years and The Tobacco Express Smoke shop.   She was known as a social butterfly  visiting and no one was a stranger giving everyone a hard time.  Lynn, enjoyed sewing needle point, coin collector, and always working hard, and loved gatherings with all of her family and friends. 

Arthur R Castillo

May 28, 1941 ~ July 14, 2021 (age 80)

Arthur, was born on May 28th, 1941, to Calixto R. and Tomasa Rodriguez Castillo   He attended school  in Levelland.   He worked as a professional truck driver for for several years.   He married Juanita Reyna, on January 20th 1961 in Levelland and had 6 children from this union.  Arthur, lived in Wolfforth for 35  years with his companion Otilla Trevino.  He moved to Wolfforth from Waco, TX  and he moved from Levelland to Waco.  His hobbies was watching Bonanza Westerns, mowing his yard, Listening to 1music, Arthur, was ornery and like to make people laugh all the time.   He enjoyed spending  quality time with all of his family.

Eddie Chavez

November 24, 1957 ~ July 3, 2021 (age 63)

Eddie, was born on November 24th, 1957 in Weslaco, Texas to Jose Salomon and Orovea Leal Chavez. He graduated from Whitharral High School in 1976. He worked as a Machinist and Welder for Simmons, Trico, Norton Drilling, Musslewhite Trucking, and Thomas Ortiz Welding over the years. He wed Isabel Barrera, on March 28th, 1981 in Whitharral, Texas. Eddie’s hobbies were Rooster Fighting, watching wrestling, watching football, and his favorite show “The 700 Club”. He loved to BBQ and spent time with his Rots. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved to go riding on the golf cart with Sugarbear. Eddie was a life time member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Levelland, Texas.

George Spencer Rhodes

December 7, 1954 ~ July 2, 2021 (age 66)

George Rhodes,was born onDecember 7th, 1954, in Floydada  Tx to Willie & Elnora Rhodes. He graduated from High School in 1974. He was an SPC  graduate George married Elizabeth Taylor on February 14th, 1983, in Lubbock.  He worked for Oxy Petroleum Oil Company for  twenty  years until he retired.  His hobbies were coaching, and he was known as the Greatest Soft Ball Coach.  Enjoyed playing Dominos, love to eat, and watching sports and The Dallas Cowboys.  Spending quality time playing with all his grandchildren.  His memory shall be cherished by his family and friends. 

Floriene Pochyla Stern

March 17, 1920 ~ July 5, 2021 (age 101)

Floriene Pochyla Stern, 101, of Levelland passed from this life on July 5, 2021.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Krestridge Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 8, 2021, in the First United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery.

She was born March 17, 1920 in West, Texas to Henry Frank and Johanna Itschner Pochyla.  The family moved to Waco when Floriene was 3 months old. 

Floriene married Lonnie Henry Stern on December 22, 1940 in Waco.  After living in Lubbock, California, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Boston, Florida, Houston and Plainview, they moved to Levelland in 1964.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, a charter member of the Marigolds, Las Fidelis Study Club, South Plains College Texan Club, Texas A&M Century Club, Lubbock Symphony Guild and Wednesday Bridge Club.

Floriene served as a Commissioner of Hockley County Housing Authority and was bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Producers Marketing Assn.  She also served on numerous committees of her church, sang in the choir and played in the Hand Bells.

She and Lonnie endowed a President’s Scholarship at Texas A&M, and she endowed an Agriculture Scholarship at South Plains College in memory of Lonnie.  Floriene also endowed a President’s Scholarship at Texas A&M in memory and honor of her husband and sons, a President’s Scholarship in memory of her 4 brothers at Texas A&M, and a scholarship at Baylor in memory of Lorene and Alfred Pochyla.

Floriene received many honors including life membership in United Methodist Women, Marigold of the Year, Community Builder Award by Eastern Star & Masonic Lodge, Service Above Self by Noon Rotary Club, Certificate of Merit for Volunteerism by South Plains College, Levelland Citizen of the Year by Levelland Chamber of Commerce, and Lifetime Achievement Award by Levelland Chamber of Commerce.  She also served on the Board of Directors at SPC.

Floriene is survived by son, Ernie and wife Nataliya of Houston; three granddaughters, Amber Hendricks of Livonia, MI, Nadezhda Mitchell of Liberty, Texas, and Anna Serikova of Kiev, Ukraine; great granddaughter, Winsome Hendricks; great grandson, Holden Hendricks; and assumed grandson, Andy Hudgens of Lubbock.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lonnie; son, Lon; and her 4 brothers, Alfred Pochyla of Waco, Fred Pochyla of Dallas, Bennie and Herbert Pochyla of Arizona.

Phillip Manuel Yruegas

February 12, 1955 ~ June 26, 2021 (age 66)

Phillip Manuel Yruegas was born Saturday, February 12th, 1955 in Littlefield, TX to Nestor & Tomasita Yruegas. He graduated from Muleshoe, TX High School in 1974. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years from 1974 to 1978, where he achieved the rank of Sargeant. On September 20, 1975, he married the love of his life, Martha Duarte. They were married for 46 wonderful years and they had two children from this union. He worked for over 25 years for BYK Inc. in Carrollton and several years for Cambridge Lee Co.

He enjoyed playing the guitar for his family and friends and cooking outdoors while listening to old country western music, including Willie Nelson and George Straight. He was an ardent lover of music and enjoyed playing pool. He liked riding his motorcycle and loved it even more when his wife Martha would ride with him. He loved spending quality time with his son Clyde, refurbishing their 1964 Ford Falcon, and teaching his little girl Shantel how to box. Phillip enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sports activities. Phillip was a straight shooter, if he had something to say, he’d say it and wouldn’t sugar coat it.  He liked going on vacation to Panama City Beach, Florida with his family every summer. Phillip had special nicknames for all of his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing in the church choir. He was a member of the men’s cursillo movement for several years and a long-time member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller, TX. 

Phillip went to be home with the Lord Saturday, June 26, 2021

He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

He is preceded in death by parents: Nestor and Tomasita Yruegas, Brothers: Jesse Yruegas, Antonio Yruegas, Sister: Tina Lopez,

He is survived by his spouse of 46 years: Martha Duarte Yruegas of North RichlandHills, TX., Daughter: Shantel (John) Tellmann of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, Son: Clyde Anthony (Anna) Yruegas of North Richland Hills, TX. 6 Grandchildren: ( 6 ), Sister: Esparanza Nunez of Clovis, N.M., Brothers: Nestor Yruegas Jr. of Alice, Joe Yruegas and V.C. Yruegas both of Roswell, N.M., and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Reflection of Life will be Friday, July 2nd from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday, July 2nd, at 7:00 pm.

Saturday July 3rd, Father Ernesto Lopez will officiate the funeral service at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Morton, TX at 2:00 pm. Music will be provided by Joe Flores. Interment will follow at Morton Memorial Cemetery in Morton, TX.

Honoring Phillip as Pallbearers: Michael Duarte, David Duarte, Rosie Barela, Clyde Yruegas, Isaac Yruegas, and John Tellman

Honorary Pallbearers: Mario Barela, David Carreon, Tino Fierro

Randall “Randy” Lee Price, 66, of Levelland passed from this life on June 21, 2021.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at Krestridge Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 28, 2021, at College Avenue Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery.

He was born July 24, 1954 in Levelland to Jimmie and Selma Keen Price.  Randy worked as a mechanic and truck driver in Aspermont for a few years, but lived and farmed in Pettit for most of his life. 

Randy was preceded in death by his mother, Selma Price and daughter-in-law, Linda R. Price.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Price; sons, Jeremy Price, Justin Price and wife Charity, and John Ellison and wife Cheryl; daughter, Michelle Ellison; parents, Jimmie and JoAnn Price; siblings, Frances and Kenny Coats, Glenda and David Gibson, Ricky and Deborah Price, Dennis and Monica Price and Becky and Tim Cook; grandchildren, Austin Ellison, Breanna Lewis and Trent, LaShay (Stormy) Trammell and Chris Shields, Justin Rhea and Jordan, Tyler Trammel, Brandon Rhea, Haylee Trammell, Tyler Rhea and Kaylee, Stephanie Rodriguez, Samantha Perez, Priscilla Vasquez, Jon David Guajardo, Maddison, Carlee and Carson Price; and 10 great grandchildren.

Elizabeth La Shonne White

November 8, 1963 ~ June 18, 2021 (age 57)

Elizabeth L. White, was born on November 8th, 1963 in Abilene to Albert E. Lee and Lizzie Garrett.   She graduated high school and continued her education and attended South Plains College, Cosmetology School at Vogue College in Lubbock. She worked for Mr. Tom’s Hair & Design, and Glamour Shots in Lubbock.  She had a  passion for life she loved her makeup and fashion, liked to go fishing in San Angelo and Buffalo Lake.  Very spiritual person and enjoyed reading the bible, she loved spending time with her son & grandchildren and Nieces and Nephews .

Maria Escobedo

October 1, 1950 ~ June 19, 2021 (age 70)

Maria Corrales, was born on October 1st, 1950 in Van Horn, Tx to Ygnacio & Transita Castillo Corrales.  Maria wed Alfredo Escobedo Sr. on February 22nd, 1966 in Levelland and they had six children from this union.  She worked several years for Sundown Independent School District in the Cafeteria and maintenance.  She enjoyed gambling, casinos  Kiowa, Ok. and  Hobbs, N.M. and watching her novellas and soap operas, learning and experimenting new cooking recipes on you tube.  Spending quality time with her family and she loved her grandchildren very much.

Eugene “Gene” Nugent

December 21, 1935 ~ June 19, 2021 (age 85)

Eugene Etheridge “Gene” Nugent, 85, of Levelland passed from this life on June 19, 2021.  Visitation will be held from to 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Krestridge Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, June 25, 2021, at First Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in the Sundown Cemetery.

Bobbie Crouch Christian

July 19, 1932 ~ June 16, 2021 (age 88)

Bobbie Crouch Christian was born on July 16,1932 in Kaufman, , Texas, to Willie R and Carrie Crouch . She graduated high school in Willis  Point , Texas , in 1952, Bobbie relocated to Morton , and was employed  at Morton ISD. Bobbie wed Willard  Douglas Christian  (2014) In Clovis, New Mexico , in 1968. During her free time Bobbie  enjoyed sewing ,baking, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren  She also enjoyed traveling, especially to East Texas to visit family. Bobbie will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 

Shirley Ann Withrow

December 31, 1947 ~ May 30, 2021 (age 73)

Shirley Ann Withrow, 73, of Levelland passed from this life on May 30, 2021.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the City of Levelland Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home.  (806) 897-1111

Noberto E. Lopez

June 5, 1961 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 59)

Noberto Estrada Lopez, 59, of Levelland passed from this life on May 28, 2021.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 3, 2021, with the Rosary at 7:00 pm at Krestridge Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 4, 2021, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home.  (806) 897-1111

Antonia Gonzales

June 14, 1939 ~ May 27, 2021 (age 81)

Antonia Mata Gonzales, 81, of Levelland passed from this life on May 27, 2021.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Krestridge Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, May 28, 2021, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  Interment will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home.  (806) 897-1111

Patsy Jean Pinner

April 9, 1927 ~ May 23, 2021 (age 94)

Patsy Jean Pinner, 94, of Levelland went to be with her Lord at 9:30 am on Sunday, May 23, 2021 in the Levelland Nursing and Rehab.  Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, May 28, 2021, at the City of Levelland Cemetery with Jay Kelley of Austin Street Church of Christ officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Pat’s memory to your favorite charity.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home.  (806) 897-1111