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Beverly Ardyce Lenz Graham

Beverly Ardyce Lenz Graham passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, in her home in Dalhart, TX. She had battled COPD for many years and was lovingly cared for by her sister Ruth. She went out on her own terms getting a new perm on Saturday and waiting until her Iowa daughters and sonin- law were there. Beverly will lay in sate at Horizon Funeral Home on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Family will be in attendance for visitation at 6:00 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday September 23, 2022 following visitation. Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday September 24, 2022 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. On Monday September 26, 2022 family visitation will begin at 8:00 a.m. followed by Rosary at 9:15 and Mass beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Pomeroy, Iowa. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Beverly was born on March 29, 1940, at home in Manson, Iowa, to Adolph and Ardyce Lenz. She was the third of five children, and grew up on the family farm. Bev attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and then Pomeroy Community High School. She was united in marriage with the love of her life, Gene Graham. To them three children were born, Kim, Kathy, and Dean.

After several years in California Bev and Gene spent most of their married life in Pomeroy. Bev was a homemaker while the children were small. She later worked with Gene in several businesses they owned, Knoke Korral and Pomeroy Hardware. She also managed Adventureland Video in Fort Dodge for several years. Gene passed away in 1987 and Bev then managed Men’s Wear at Von Maur in Des Moines followed by the millinery department at Frost Brothers in San Antonio, TX. After returning to Iowa she worked for Continental Western Life Insurance in West Des Moines from 1989- 1994. She then moved to Amarillo, Texas and worked for Western National Life Insurance Company. Upon retirement Bev moved to Dalhart, TX to be closer to family.

Bev’s yard was a source of pleasure for her. She enjoyed decorating it and taking care of her many flowers. She also enjoyed crafts and sewing. Camping with the family and spending time at Twin Lakes whether it be roller skating in her younger years or hanging with family at the cabin when the children were young, were sources of pleasure for Bev. Playing cards was a favorite pastime. She was a member of several card clubs throughout her life and she enjoyed playing with family and friends any time they got together. Bev liked to have the last word which was often a smart aleck comment, and she lived life on her own terms with her dog, Ruby.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Kim and Bud Juilfs, Wellman, IA, Kathy and Kenny Schmitz, Oxford Junction, IA, and Dean and Gay Graham, Dalhart, TX. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, her sister Ruth Mayhew of Dalhart, TX, her sister and brotherin- law, Corrine and Hilbert Schramm, Amarillo, TX. her brother and sister-inlaw, Tom and Jan Lenz, Sac City, IA, and 17 nieces and nephews.

Bev was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, her parents and grandparents, her mother-and-father- inlaw, brother Teddy and his wife Donna, a son-in-law, Dale Holtapp, a niece, a nephew, and numerous other relatives.

 

 

Patricia “Pat” Gallegos

Patricia “Pat” Gallegos, 81 of Dalhart, passed away on September 20, 2022. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:00am Monday, September 26, 2022 at St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with Father Lawrence John celebrating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00pm on Sunday at the church. Mrs. Gallegos will lay in state from 1-5:00pm on Sunday at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home.

Patricia Gallegos was born October 12th 1940 to Tom and Cora Vargas. She attended Dalhart High School. She loved playing softball and played until she was almost 70. She really enjoyed working at XIT secondary school and the kids loved her too.

Patricia had 5 children, Michael, Deborah, Louis (Eyvonne), Patrick and John (Belinda). She had 6 grandchildren, Phylicia Amanda (Jose) Ryan (Susie), Jacob (Jackii), Seth (Ayrika) and Chase and 10 great grandchildren, Lexie, Jaylon, Adrian, Janson, Taylee, Kye, Silas, Milo, Alivia, Athena.

Patricia had seven siblings, Albert, Belle, Clara, Gene, Mary, Tommy Joe, and Catherine and many nieces and nephews.

She was loved by her by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family and will be deeply missed. Our family though sad, is happy she is at peace and will our Lord and Savior.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Cora, and sisters Mary and Gene and brother Albert.