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Patricia Clark

1317_memorialPatricia was born on January 25, 1927 in Wallowa, Oregon. She was raised in Oregon, where she graduated from high school. She then began a career in nursing, earning her certification while caring for soldiers during WWII. Patricia moved to Amarillo in the 1950’s. Here, she was a woman of many traits. She and her husband owned Dunkin Donuts for over 13 years, then they opened Flexo Graphics, which they ran until their retirement in 2000. She was known for her radio show she hosted for many years, the Pat Denton Radio Show on KGNC.

Patricia was a member of the Rotary Club, where she played the piano for over 40 years. Upon moving to Amarillo in the 1950’s, she became of member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. She devoted her life to serving her church as a clerk, organist and Sunday school teacher as well as serving on the church board. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Ray Clark.

She is survived by 3 sons, John Clark of Amarillo, Jeff Clark (and wife Valorie) of Dallas and Joseph Clark (and wife Elzette) of South Africa; 7 grandchildren, Dylan Clark (and wife Summer) of Amarillo, Emily Willis (and husband Bobby), Abby Hawley (and husband Chase) of Oklahoma, Coby Clark of Denver, Staci McGill (and husband Curtis) of Amarillo,PH van Pletzen (and wife Felicity), Zetske Theart (and husband Altus) and Joshua Clark of South Africa; 10 great grandchildren, Aubree Clark, Rayna Clark, Abby Willis, Logan Clark, Brooklyn Willis, Isaac Clark, Gracie Hawley, Cassidy Larsen, Lola McGill, Isaac McGill and her great-great granddaughter, Gracie Moore.

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Thomas “Tom” Leatherman

1331_memorialTom was born Sept. 20, 1938, in Floydada to Carl and Nannie Leatherman. He moved to Amarillo as a child. He served in the National Guard for nine years. He retired from Pepsi after more than 30 years, where he was a warehouse supervisor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Peggy Joyce Leatherman.

Survivors include a daughter, Rene Beery and husband Bryan of Amarillo; three sons, Carl Leatherman of Harlingen, Gary Leatherman and wife Jayme of Fritch and Tommy Leatherman of Amarillo; a sister, Patsy Askew of Amarillo; a brother, John Graves and wife Dorothy of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and three great-

Thomas will be greatly missed and remembered for his story telling and talking, as well as hanging out at Hoots.

A private memorial service was held at home for family members.

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Edith McDowell Winkcompleck

1321_memorialEdith was born on June 26, 1922 in Goodnight to John Cecil and Elizabeth McDowell. She was raised in Goodnight, where she attended school. She married Leonard Winkcompleck on August 31, 1940. They lived in Claude, where they farmed and ranched for many years before moving to Lake Tanglewood in 1980. They eventually moved to the Continental Retirement Center in 1998. Edith was a woman of many hobbies, but was an exceptionally talented china painter and seamstress as well as a marvelous cook. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Palo Duro Porcelain Art Club. Most of all, Edith loved being a mother and a grandmother to her family and considered them to be the most important thing in her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Moreland and husband Dr. Henry Moreland of Canyon; 2 granddaughters, Robin Stout and husband Dennis of Austin and Holly Arredondo and husband Gerald of Arlington; 4 great grandchildren, Sean and Sarah Stout and Bryndan and K’Leigh Arredondo and many nieces nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard Winkcompleck; 5 sisters and 2 brothers.

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Emma Jeanne Crowder Butler

1319_memorialOur mother, Emma Jeanne Crowder Butler, was born August 7, 1923 to parents Jewell Odessa Airhart Crowder and Alec Belcher Crowder. She died September 21, 2015, at the age of 92, surrounded by her loving family. We will celebrate her long and happy life Friday, September 25 at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 10am, Rev. H. E. (Steve) Stephens, officiating. Burial and graveside services will follow at 3pm at the Lubbock City Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 24 from 6pm to 8pm at Cox Funeral Home.

Jeanne grew up in Sweetwater, TX and graduated from McMurry College in 1943 but eloped to Roswell, NM to marry our father, Joseph Weldon Butler on June 3, 1942, as he had enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was initially stationed there. Mother taught elementary school in Rising Star, TX and also in Dallas, TX, while Weldon attended Perkins School of Theology at SMU post-war. She earned her Master’s Degree at West Texas State University after moving to Canyon, TX, where Weldon served as Director of the Wesley Foundation at West Texas State.

Throughout her life, Mother served the United Methodist Church as our father’s devoted better half and partner in Canyon, Wildorado, Follett, Amarillo, Lubbock, Borger, Midland, Plainview, Big Spring, Hereford and Roswell, New Mexico. During these happy times, Mother raised five children and taught elementary school in many cities where dad was assigned pastorates. After retiring in 1986, Mother and Dad travelled to Hawaii many times, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe, and the Philippines, as well as to visit children and grandchildren in various states. They also volunteered as English tutors for ESL adults (associated with Texas Tech University), local Methodist churches and senior programs. Our mother was loved deeply by her children and grandchildren and was tireless in her creativity, support, sense of humor, and love. Mother lived to serve God, her husband, her children, and her church. We remember her tenacious energy, her fondness for Coca Cola, her belief in education, her ability to make something out of nothing, and her refusal to complain in adversity or discomfort. In recent years, she enjoyed her life at The Craig Methodist community in Amarillo.

She is preceded in death by our father, J. Weldon Butler, our beloved brother, Charles Richard (Rick) Butler, her parents, her beloved aunt Leona Airhart, and her brother Alex B. Crowder II. She is survived by Don Butler and wife Kathy, of Brighton, CO, daughter Patty Butler of Castle Rock, CO, Tim Butler and wife Michelle of Amarillo, daughter Janice Holmes and husband Dave, of Littleton CO, daughter-in-law Teri Butler of Garland, TX, grandchildren, Drew Deaton, Julie Fletcher, Rachel Butler, Emma Phelps, Nicholas Phelps, Katie Butler, Brett Butler, Nathan Butler, and four great-grandchildren. Our family suggests memorials to The American Cancer Society, McMurry University, the United Methodist Church of your choice, and literacy advocacy programs.

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Gary Adams

1325_memorialGary was born September 12, 1957 in Bridgeport, TX to Wanda Spruill and Cloyd Adams. He graduated from Caprock High School in 1976. On February 13, 1977, he married Sandy Kilman in Amarillo, and together shared 38 years of marriage. He was the owner of AV Plaster for over 25 years. He coached football and wrestling several years, shaping many young lives. He enjoyed going to the river, but what made him the happiest was, spending time with his family. He loved his children and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother, his brothers, Doug and Clay Adams and by his step-father, Jerry Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy; his children, Justin Adams and wife Cara of Bushland, Tori
and Donnie Liles of Fountain, CO, and Bo and Lynn Ioor and family; grandchildren, Jaycee, Brylee and Laynee Adams, and Reyleigh Liles; his step-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Donnie and Bobby Liles; his sisters-in-law, Gail Lopez and Peggy Kilman both of Amarillo, and Debbie Seibel and husband Dave of Des Moines, IA; his caregiver, Sheila Gann of Amarillo; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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William L. “Bill” Hill

1327_memorialBill was born Jan. 15, 1930, in Carlsbad, N.M., to Finis and Rose Hill. He moved to Borger as a child, where he graduated from Borger High School in 1947. He then attended Draughn’s Business College before enlisting in the Air Force. He served his country with much pride until his honorable discharge in 1954.

He married Octavia “May” Lewis on Jan. 25, 1958, in Amarillo. They together raised their two daughters and enjoyed a full life together. She passed away in 1991.

He was a resident of Amarillo more than 60 years, where he was in the real estate business. He married Betty Jane Cox on March 14, 1992, in Amarillo. Bill was a loving and devoted husband, dad and PaPa. He will be remembered for his mild manor and his love for his family. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He also was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Betty Ann Henderson, in 2013.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Hill of Amarillo; two daughters, Holly Gwynn and Sherrilyn “Bitsy” Romero and husband Mark of Amarillo; a stepdaughter, Cindy Walker of Amarillo; three stepsons, Gary Don Cox of St. John, USVI, Toby Jay Cox of Amarillo and Charlie Cox and wife Tami, all of Amarillo; nine grandchildren, Chris, Jennifer, Justin, Nicole, Ryan, Donovon, Jordon, Caytie and Taylor; and five great-grandchildren, Braden, Baylee, Riley, Matilee and Emery

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Judy Gail Miller Davis

1330_memorialJudy was born on December 23, 1941 in Memphis, TX to Bill and Marilea Miller. She was raised in Memphis, where she graduated from Memphis High School in 1959. She then married Don Davis on December 19, 1959. The two of them were a testament of true love, commitment and friendship and enjoyed life together for over 55 years. They moved to Amarillo, where they became members of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in 1974. Judy was a gifted musician, playing the organ as well as the piano. She served her church with this gift in the music ministry for over 30 years. Her church family was an important part of her life as well as her many lifelong friends and her classmates from Memphis. Judy was a loving wife and mother as well as a doting “Mimi” to her grandchildren and a close friend to many.

She is survived by her husband, Don Davis of Amarillo; son, Wade Davis and wife Lori of Corpus Cristi; daughter, Lea Faris and husband L.T. of Amarillo; 4 grandchildren, Taylor Martin, Jordan Faris, Ashton Davis and Jerrod Davis and her nephew, Jay Morrison of Amarillo.

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Homer Ray Hawkins

1329_memorialHomer was born in Turkey, TX on March 5, 1934 to W.T. and Covel Hawkins. He served 2 years in the Army, being stationed in Ft. Lee, Virginia. After his discharge from the Army, he moved to Amarillo and worked at Peoples State Bank in Turkey for several years before his last job at Valley Peanut Growers where he worked until his retirement.

Homer served on several boards in Hall County, including F.H.A. and F.M.H.A. and the Valley School Board in Turkey.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia Hawkins of Amarillo; son, Kevin Hawkins of Amarillo; 7 brothers, Willie Hawkins and wife Anita of Dallas, Wayford Hawkins and wife Susie of Garland, Clyde Hawkins of Royse City, Paul Hawkins and wife Sunny of Vernon, James Hawkins and wife Mary Ann of Plano, Jimmy Hawkins and wife Betty of Lake Hawkins and George Hawkins and wife LaLynda of Wills Point.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Nelda Jean McLeod

1328_memorialNelda was born on July 11, 1939 in Perryton. She married Larry McLeod on October 24, 1956. He preceded her in death in 2001. She was passionate about her career as a substance abuse counselor until she retired in 2003. She was a loving wife and mother as well as a devoted grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Larry “Mac” McLeod, Jr and wife Tru of Amarillo; 2 grandchildren, Toya McLeod and wife Allison of Amarillo and Stormie McLeod of Queens, NY; 2 great grandchildren, Claire and Meredith McLeod; brother, Jay Barnett of Tulsa; sister, Charlene Evans of Tulsa and her birthmother, Lucille Johnson of Tulsa

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry McLeod, Sr and 2 sons, David and Jeff McLeod.

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E. Douglass “Doug” “Pops” Foglesong

1335_memorialDoug was born December 3, 1948 in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, belonged to two Blue Lodges and the Guthrie Valley Scottish Rite. He was an avid drag racer to say the least. He loved motorcycle drag racing and was a tool maker by trade. A true cowboy at heart, his horse was any truck or motorbike. He simply adored his grandchildren and was an extremely gentle person under that tough demeanor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willa Mae and Ray Foglesong, his wife, Lori Foglesong and by a sister, Deborah Foglesong.

He is survived by his children, Melanie Crawford and husband Blake of Edmond, OK, Melinda Foglesong of Waxahachie, TX, and Brandon Foglesong of Amarillo; his grandchildren, London and Kennedy Crawford; his siblings, Linda Richey and husband Tom, David Foglesong and wife Patricia, Don Foglesong, and Mark Foglesong and wife Gayla; a nephew, Jason Foglesong; and his friend and wife, Ruth Campbell.

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