Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 806-372-3233 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Roger Allen

Roger Allen

Managing Partner

Roger is an Amarillo native. He graduated from Amarillo College’s Mortuary program and has been in the funeral industry since 2008.

Roger is married to Terri Allen, and they have five kids, Kaci, Lauren, T.J., Zach and Cody, along with their three granddaughters, Olivia, Layken, and Adeline. Roger enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and officiating high school sports.

Leigh Clement Brooks

Leigh Clement Brooks

Office Administrator

Leigh is a Canyon native. She worked for the Randall County Court System for 13 years. She began her funeral industry career in 1996. She came to work for LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw in 2011.

Leigh raised her children Joe and Bailey in Canyon until moving to Amarillo in 2004. She enjoys being surrounded by friends and family. She especially loves visits from her granddogs. Also, she was overjoyed by adding a son-in-law Logan Tiffany to the family in July 2014. She has recently moved back to her home town of Canyon and married Keith Brooks in August 2015.

Leigh is a member of First Baptist Church of Canyon, is affiliated with Amarillo Republican Women and is a member of the Round Up Club associated with Amarillo Chamber of Commerce.

Sherri Quiles

Sherri Quiles

Funeral Director



Gary Cogburn

Gary Cogburn

Funeral Director



Christopher  Torrez

Christopher Torrez

Media Specialist

Christopher Torrez was born and raised in Amarillo to his parents Stacy and Jaimy Torrez. He graduated from Randall high school in 2014. He is currently enrolled in the mortuary science program at Amarillo College. Christopher joined the LaGrone team to further his knowledge as a director and to help families in their time of need.

Jeannie Salazar Friddell

Jeannie Salazar Friddell

Office Administrative Assistant

Jeannie, who is from Amarillo, graduated from St. Mary’s Academy. She and her husband Norman have two children, Shelley Friddell Jones from Amarillo and Dr. Tony Friddell from Chattanooga, Tennessee. They have six grandchildren, Alexandra, Abigail, Olivia, Katherine, Grayson and Turner. Jeannie retired from AISD after 29 years at Wolflin Elementary School and began working in the funeral industry in 2003 after retirement. She came to work at LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw in 2012. She works in many aspects of the funeral home, loves working with all the families she meets and is able to translate from English to Spanish when meeting with Hispanic families. She is a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral where she is a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and member of the Women’s Circle. She is a member of Los Barrios De Amarillo, Amarillo Republican Women, National Council for Catholic Women, President of Diocesan Council for Catholic Women for the Amarillo Diocese and also Co-Chair for the Advisory Board for the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center. When not working Jeannie enjoys spending her time with her family, especially her grandchildren and friends, reading, and doing volunteer work.  

Joe  Caskey

Joe Caskey

Pre-Arrangement Specialist



Jacob  Harriss

Jacob Harriss

Ambassador



Diane  Allen

Diane Allen

Ambassador



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