Diane was born on May 1st, 1953 in Fort Worth, Texas to her parents Wayne and Jean Hagood. She grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Southwest High School in 1971. She then pursued her passion and filled her heart’s desire to become a nurse by attending and graduating from TCU, Harris College of Nursing in 1975. She married Larry Burton on November 23, 1974, and it was all “down hill” from there! Just kidding! They began their life together living in Fort Worth before moving to Little Rock, Arkansas where she worked at University Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the surgery department from 1975 to 1980. At the end of 1980 they moved to Cleburne, Texas where she was an RN in Labor and Delivery and spent time doing what she did best, caring for babies in the nursery for nine years before moving to Abilene, Texas. While in Abilene she stepped away from nursing for two years to care for her children. During this time she was able to explore and get to teach children her other love, music. She was a wonderful talent on the piano and blessed many with notes that lifted hearts and spirits. In 1991 Diane and Larry moved their family back to Cleburne, where she resumed her career in nursing. She expanded her experience at Walls Regional Hospital working in Surgery and PACU and obtained her CNOR for post operation as well. After four years Larry finally got it together (LOL) and was appointed as the preacher of First United Methodist Church in Spur, Texas. So while Larry had one job, Diane was Mom to her own and every other kid in Spur, church pianist, church secretary, and in her spare time she cared for the elderly as an RN Field Nurse for Crosbyton Clinic Hospital, Home Health for five years before her next five year positions as Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing at the Spur Nursing Home. She finished her career as the Assistant Director of Nursing at The Plaza at Lubbock from 2008 to 2013 when she retired. Over the last few years she continued dedicating her time and love to those around her, whether it was her grandchildren, children, family, friends, and even Larry after all those years.
From the words of many who knew her, Diane was known for being wonderful, caring, supporting, welcoming, accepting, confident, spirited, and without a doubt, LOVING Christian. Though she left us far earlier than we expected, it will still be said that her purpose here was served time and time again. We should all hope to inspire and effect those we get to experience life with, to the most incredible extent that she did. She left us with an everlasting light that will be carried by each person she blessed with her presence.
Diane is survived by her husband, Larry Burton of White River Lake (Spur), Texas; Her mother, Jean Hagood of Granbury, Texas; Her son, Mathew Burton of McKinney, Texas; Her son, Paul Burton of White River Lake (Spur), Texas; Her daughter Alicia Cloud of Lubbock, Texas; Her son and daughter Anthony and Valaree Segura; Her beloved grandchildren Dillon, Jeremy, and Keegan Cloud; Kimberly and Khloee Segura
Diane’s memorial will be held on June 30 at 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Spur, Texas.
Debra was born on August 28, 1959 in Odessa to Wayne and Patricia Hodges. She moved frequently throughout her life, settling in Amarillo in 1997. She attended West Texas A&M University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Psychology. Debra worked in many trades throughout her life, including: catering and driving a catering truck, working as a book keeper and as a graphic artist for Amarillo Globe News.
Debra had a kind heart and lovingly volunteered for Stephen’s Ministries at her church, helping many people needing long term care. She married Earl Robert Erickson on May 20, 2005. She enjoyed crocheting, but most of all, she enjoyed time with her family. She loved to bowl with her kids and even broke a score of 200 on one occasion.
Lena Singleterry Maxey was born on June 4, 1915 in Dallas County to Jep Edward and Sally Mays. She married Ralph E. Singleterry on October 21, 1935. She worked as a homemaker from 1935 to 1954, as a sales clerk in a local dress shop from 1955 to 1968, worked in the family business from 1969 to 1982 and returned to her role as homemaker in 1983. She was a member of South Georgia Baptist Church for 10 years and was a member of Howardwick Baptist Church for 25 years, where she served as secretary.
She is survived by her 4 children, Dewayne and wife Paula of Huntsville, Eddie and wife Paula of Guymon, OK, Dale and wife Judi Bippus of Amarillo and daughter, Judy Spiker of Amarillo; 8 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 50 years; 6 sisters, including her twin sister; 3 brothers; son-in-law, Jim Spiker; grandchild, David Singleterry and great grandson, Ty Spiker.
Blanca, known by her grandchildren as Mimi, peacefully went to be with the Lord after fearlessly and gracefully fighting cancer. She served as secretary for the family owned construction business for over 20 years as well as joyfully serving God’s little children at the YMCA and at Grace Church where she was an active member. She also loved to serve others by donating blood whenever she could. Blanca loved to travel and her favorite destination was to visit her grandchildren.
The family expresses sincere gratitude to all of the nurses, doctors, family, friends and caregivers who so lovingly tended and cared for Blanca.
She was preceded in death by her father, John M. Reynosa.
Survivors include her mother, Cira Reynosa, of Amarillo; two daughters, Celeste Plunkett and husband David of Manchaca, and Kimberly Palmer and husband Phillip of Midlothian; a sister, Juanelle Wright and husband Norman of Buckeye, Ariz.; two brothers, Robert Reynosa and wife Laura and Jerry Reynosa and wife Kristi, all of Amarillo; seven grandchildren, Lucy, Liam, Ledger, Eliana, Elias, Ethaniel and Eliza; and three nieces, Jennifer Wright, Kory Reynosa and Molly Reynosa.
Celebration of life services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2015, at Grace Church with Pastor Bill Gehm officiating. Private burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Family Worship Center, with Pastor Woodard officiating. The family has requested that participants not wear black to the service.
Julie is survived by her husband, Lloyd Woods, of the home; a son, Mark McBeth, of Big Spring; 2 daughters, Joni Granados and Jocilyn Jennings, both of Amarillo; 3 brothers, Vernon McBeth, Gregory McBeth, and Danny Kelsay, all of Amarillo; and one grandchild, Asher Jennings.