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DECEMBER 25, 2003 PAGE 10

Funeral services for Josh Habekott, 21 year old Higgins, Texas, resident were Friday, December 19, 2003 at 2:00 p.m., at the Higgins School Auditorium. The Reverend Philip Hilton officiated. Interment was in the Higgins Cemetery under the direction of Johnson's Good Samaritan Funeral Service of Shattuck.

Joshua Lee Habekott was born September 27, 1982 at Canadian, Texas, to Roger and Nancy (Detrixhe) Habekott. He grew up in Higgins, where he graduated from high school in 2001. Josh attended Clarendon College, at Clarendon, Texas, for a time beffore returning to Higgins to work on the farm with his grandmother and uncle. Josh completed the program of the C.O.A.G.S. Guide School, then was employed at Bridges White River Ranch Resort, near Eagle, Colorado, as a wrangler and hunting guide through the fall season. Following hunting season, Josh returned home, and was employed at the Rafter J Cattle Company near Locust Grove, Texas.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Higgins. Josh was named "Mr. H.H.S." his senior year, and was active in the F.F.A., basketball, but his favorite sport was football. He loved to hunt, being in the great outdoors, and had a special love for children.

Mr. Habekott died December 16, 2003, at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, at the age of 21 years, two months and 19 days.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charles Fox and Eddie Detrixhe.

Josh is survived by his parents, Roger and Nancy Habekott, of Higgins; a sister, Lacey Habekott, of Higgins; a cousin, who was like a brother, Michael Habekott, of Lubbock, Texas; his grandmothers, Ima Detrixhe and Ada Fox, both of Higgins; five aunts and their husbands, Judy and Jay Barbee, Rita and Randy Thompson, Karline and Joy Vanhooser, Ruth and Tony Briggs, and Loretta and Jack Newhouse; three uncle and their wives, Lester and Ginger Habekott, Clayton and Candance Habekott, and Freddie and Tammy Habekott; 28 cousins, 17 second cousins, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions maybe be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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