Naz Catholic Daughters of America Celebrate
70 Years of Service
The Archbishop Gerken Court 1368 of the Catholic Daughters of America began in Nazareth at Holy Family Church 70 years ago. One of the charter members was Brigitta Dobmeier who was awarded her 70 year membership pin at ceremonies Sunday, October 19th. Also, receiving honor membership pins for 60 years were Rita Kern and Nellie Wilhelm, and for 40 years, Nancy Buchanan and Bea Acker. The organization’s purpose is summarized in its motto: Unity and Charity. Besides the special Mass at Holy Family Church, offered by the pastor Fr. Ken Keller for the living and deceased members, the day was celebrated with a brunch for members and guests at the Home Mercantile Building. Special guest at the dinner was the District Deputy, Toni Chrisman of Slaton. The program also offered a visual slide show and presentation by Catherine Fulkerson and her parents, John and Angela, about their trip to Europe. They traveled as family on the tour by the Kwahadi Indian Dance Troop of Golden Spread Scout Council, Venture Crew 9.
Cross Country Advances to Regionals
Nazareth Cross Country team will advance to regionals Friday, October 31. The Nazareth girls’ team placed first, and with only two boys on the Nazareth boys’ team, they both will also advance to regionals. It was a beautiful, sunny Monday morning as the girls ran two miles and the boys ran three miles. The top three teams advance to regionals. Preparing for cross country takes a lot of endurance, and they have been practicing since this summer. “It is not always fun running four miles at 6:45 in the morning,” Caitlin Kleman, who placed first as an individual, said, “but it makes two miles seem a lot easier! I know that the hard work we have all put into this will pay off.”
The 2014 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4. You can vote at the Senior Citizens Center between 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Your vote is important and it does count. Please take time to vote.
The American Legion Auxiliary will host a “Work on Blankets Night” on Tuesday, November 11, at 6:00 p.m in the Legion Hall. We will be making fleece blankets for the residents of the Skilled Living Center at the Veterans Hospital in Amarillo. We welcome the entire community to come and help — including all children 4th grade & up! Fleece donations will be accepted!
On Sunday, November 2, we will gather as concerned and loving Christians to listen to the issues, understand the decisions that have to be made in regard to funerals and issues of death and dying. “LOVE’S PLAN” — Seminar to Understand and Lovingly Plan for the Inevitable. 2 – 5 pm Nazareth Senior Citizens, Sponsored by: Holy Family Catholic Church and Colonial Funeral Home. Join us for refreshments at this FREE workshop and get some practical answers to your questions!
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. — Planning Funeral Rites — Father Ken Keller and Deacon Bob Birkenfeld.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. — Advance Funeral Planning — Rex Johnson, Pre-arrangement Specialist
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Legal Tools — Robert Hands, Attorney.
We look forward to seeing you at one or all of these presentations. Please join us for this informative and free event.
Life-long Area Resident Mourned
Patrick Norbert Braddock, age 74, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Amarillo. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Tulia. Interment was at the Silverton Cemetery in Silverton, Texas, beside the graves of his wife, Carol.
Mr. Braddock was born May 20, 1940 in Tulia to Hubert and Josephine Braddock. He married Carolyn Dovie Louise Hall in Dimmit, Texas on May 6, 1965. Patrick worked as a farmer, truck driver, pig rancher, and as a correctional officer. He is preceded in death by wife Carol, a son; Patrick, his mom, dad,brother, and sister. Patrick is survived by four sons; Hubert and wife Margie of Nazareth, David and wife Brenda of New Deal, Heath and wife Cindy of Amarillo, Coty and wife Neyla of Tulia, two daughters; Lou Jessica Braddock of Tulia and Stella Braddock of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 24 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 3 sisters and countless nieces and nephews.
Many Honor Death of Beloved Husband, Father and
Graduate of Nazareth High School
Tom D. Cameron, 59, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. He was born May 18, 1955, in Albuquerque, N.M., to Al and Lillian Cameron. He grew up in Nazareth and graduated from Nazareth High School. He married Lynn Schulte in April 1981. They lived in Nazareth until 1995, when they moved to Tulia. He worked for Bell Helicopter in Amarillo. A great husband and father, he attended Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn Cameron of Tulia; two sons and a daughter–in-law, Zachery Cameron of Amarillo and Eric and Sarah Cameron of Virginia Beach, Va.; his soon-to-be granddaughter, Emma Rae Cameron; a sister, Anita Cameron of Golden, Colo.; a nephew, Christopher Lind of Golden; his mother-in-law, Nana; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lou and Bernie Wethington of Tulia, Don and Brenda Schulte of Nazareth, Susie and Neil Dobmeier of Odessa, Bruce and Tanya Schulte of Nazareth and Jeana and Lynn Williams of Nashville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Friday, Oct. 24, in Amarillo, and the family suggests memorials be to Navy Seal Foundation, in honor of the Fallen Navy Seal Families, Navy SEAL Foundation, 1619 D. St., Virginia Beach, VA 23459, or www.navysealfoundation.org.