About Us
Meet the Family

The entire staff at Llano Cemetery is dedicated to our mission of “Honoring Panhandle Families Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Our goal is to provide compassionate, professional service to each and every family, as if they were our own.

Some of the staff members have made Llano Cemetery their career and life’s work, such as Joe Alonzo who has served in many capacities since 1971. Mark Blankenship has over 40 years experience in the funeral and cemetery profession throughout the United States. Other staff members have been associated with Llano Cemetery for 5, 10, 15 years and more.


Mark Blankenship
Executive Director

Joe Alonzo
Chief Operating Officer 

Jonathan Reed

Bev Krom
Accounting Clerk


Sherry Cox
Administrative Assistant


Becky Terry
Administrative Assistant


Barbara Pierson
Administrative Assistant

Vicky Hunter
Administrative Assistant

Back Row: David Collier; Isidro Germes; Samir Germes; Ruben Romo; Victor Flores; Jesus Perez

Third Row: Les Bailey, Jr.; Mo Martinez; Les Bailey, Sr.; Raul Vega; Rick Alonzo; Leandro Carrasco

Second Row: Freddy Rivas; Juan Vasquez; Andrew Evans; Joe Alonzo

Front Row: Adam Ozuna; Omar Chavez; Jim Evans; Ricky Cates; Manuel Magana

Not Shown: Antonio Lucero

Family Service Counselors

Our Family Service Counselors Assist Families with Experience & Compassion…

When a family has suffered the loss of a loved one and requires immediate help, our experienced Counselors compassionately guide them through the details and decisions they must consider. Our Counselors coordinate services with the family’s Funeral Director and others to insure they receive exactly the type of service they desire. They offer solutions tailored to a family’s wishes and financial means. After the service, our Llano family service counselors also provide Aftercare help, including access to No-cost, Qualified Grief Counseling.

For those families making the wise choice to Pre-Plan their cemetery preparations, our Llano family counselors assist in creating arrangements designed to provide and pay for all services in advance. In making this wise decision, it spares the family’s survivors the burden of making hasty cemetery choices at the time of bereavement and emotional over-spending.

Bud Speck
Family Services Manager

Ruth Williams

Linda Holt

Melissa Cruz

Ann Kitten

Ashley Anguiano

Kevin Bradford

Lisa Martinez

Danny Maestas

Mark McAlester

Board of Directors

The men and women who serve on the Board of Directors are property owners themselves and share a passion for Llano Cemetery’s historical and cultural significance to Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle. They are dedicated to preserve the honored traditions of the past, while planning for the future needs of Llano Cemetery. Many Board members are descendants of Panhandle pioneer families and all are successful and active in many civic, business and philanthropic interests in Amarillo and throughout the Panhandle. Board members serve voluntarily and without compensation. Board terms are three years and a member can be re-elected once.

Lance Plunk
2017 - President

Todd Gower
2017 - Vice President

Susan Burnette

Stan Morris

Chip Garrison

Debbie Turley

Lisa Harris

Penny Massey

Travis Brown

Daniel Martinez

Matt Thomas


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Our Location
2900 S. Hayes,
Amarillo, TX 79103

Phone: 806-376-4538
Fax: 806-376-6541
Email: info@llanocemetery.org

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