Services to be held for Juan William Swift
Juan William Swift, 59, of Hartley, died Saturday, May 11, 2013. Memorial services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Hartley Christian Fellowship. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.
Juan was born March 31, 1954, in Marshall, Minnesota to Jay William Swift and Cleo Florence Powless Swift. He married Rebecca Sue Templin on March 24, 2002. Juan was proud of his heritage, a Native American of the Oneida tribe of Wisconsin. He was an employee of United Supermarket for five years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepson, Mathew.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca; a son, David; stepchildren, Mark, Tabitha, Elizabeth and Jonathan, all of Houston; brothers, James, of Tyler and Gerald “Jerry” and wife, Barbara, of Hartley; a niece, Victoria, of Hartley; stepbrother, Thomas, of California; stepsister, Geraldine, of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
You may sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.
Services to be held for Lavon Faye Stewart
Lavon Faye Stewart went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Services will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel at First Baptist church in Dalhart. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart.
She was born in Stratford, Texas on December 7, 1927 to Delbert and Voncille “Cluck” Knight. Lavon Stewart was a loving mother and grandmother. She will always be remembered for the wonderful Christmas gatherings at her house and the family reunions that she and John hosted in the mountains each summer. Lavon was a restaurant owner in Dalhart from 1966 to 1997. She began with the Cattleman’s Cafe in 1966 and then was the owner of the Ly’n Bragg for 18 years. She and husband, John, then ran the Holiday Grill for several years before opening the Blue West Cafe. She retired from the restaurant business in 1997. Lavon fed three generations of farmers, cattlemen and working families in Dalhart.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Edna Dooley, Juanita Van Hooser and Charlene Holbrook.
She is survived by her husband, John D. Stewart, of Dalhart; daughters, Karen Cook, of Dalhart, Katy and husband, Tedie West, of Borger; sons, John Whitesid,e of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Mark Whiteside, of Dalhart. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; Keri Cook Marler, J.B. Cook III, Tedie West III, Jeni West, Anna West, Ruschelle Whiteside Robinson, Nikki Whiteside Truelove, Coby Whiteside and Kayla Measner; seventeen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several special nieces and nephews.
You may sign the online register at: horizonfuneral.com