Rita Richardson, 72, of Amarillo passed away on Tuesday February 2, 2021 in Amarillo. Memorial Service was at 10:00 AM Friday February 5, 2021 at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive with Pastor Sheldon Devries officiating.
Rita was born on August 31, 1948 in Friona, Texas to Preach and Frances Collier. She worked in finance and accounting for 30 years spending most of her time at JCPenny and AIG. Rita and her husband Smiley enjoyed hot air balloons early on in their marriage and would frequent the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. They enjoyed it so much that they bought their own Balloon soon after their 15th anniversary and named her Faith. Rita was an avid reader and was very dedicated to her Bible Studies, participating over Zoom. She became very technical savvy in the past few years with the help of her grandchildren.Rita enjoyed cross-stitch, and was a talented cook and a tidy person. She loved her Family and spending time with them any chance she got. Her family remembers specific things like how their mother enjoyed shopping, playing colors by numbers on her phone and playing solitaire. She will be missed by all.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Smiley Richardson; one son, Robert Rule; two daughters, Wendy Rule and Saundra Rule; one brother, Darrell Collier.
Survivors include four daughters, Rhonda Hoelting (Randy) of Amarillo, Tonya Boroughs (Billy) of Springville, Utah, Dollie Young of Hattiesburg Mississippi and Peggy Lynn Jones (Ron) of Lubbock; two sons, James Richardson (Jami) of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Duke Ashe (Sheila) of Tennessee; Grandchildren, Sarah Terbursh (Joshua), Saundra Hoelting, Brent Boroughs, Brandon Boroughs (Kaley), Donovan Young, Sierra Young, Kylee Hernandez, Christina McCravey, Jessica Hodge (John) and Justin Ashe; Great grandchildren, Averie, Luke, Levi and Mallory.
Evelyn Elaine Dandridge of Fort Smith, Arkansas was called to Paradise by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 19th, 2021.
Elaine was born in Plainview, Texas on October 28, 1958 to Ernest C. Dandridge and Evelyn F. McEnaney. Elaine graduated High School in Hereford, Texas in 1976 and studied History and Religion at Texas Tech University and Broadcasting at South Plains College.
Elaine was the eldest of four children. Elaine was preceded in death by both parents, one brother, and two husbands - Bryan Snyder and Jeff Housour.
Elaine worked as a 911 dispatcher for both the Lubbock, Texas and Duncan, Oklahoma Police Departments where her confident and professional demeanor, humor, and simple presence proved to be an asset to both agencies.
Elaine was survived by her daughter Jennifer Snyder, Grandson Ian Snyder, Joshua Snyder and Rainbo DeLaCruz whom she loved as her own.
Elaine was a loving mother to Jennifer standing by her in life and continuing to do so in spirit, forever. The bond between a mother and daughter is strong but Elaine would go further and describe that love in her writings as "intense". Elaine left a positive and loving impact on everyone who knew her. Elaine will always be remembered as a giver - beautiful and intelligent with a great sense of humor. Often described by others as genuine and rare, she was intelligent, fair, supportive, and loyal. Besides her love and presence those that mourn her will miss most her laugh and her singing.
Per Elaine's wishes, she was cremated, family and friends gathered to celebrate her life and will continue to remember her daily.
Rickey Gene Jackson, 61 of Dimmitt, formerly of Friona passed away February 4, 2021 in Dimmitt. Viewing was held from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday, February 7, 2021 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY with his Home Going Service 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 8, 2021 in the Friona Cemetery with Rev. James Jackson officiating. Burial following by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.
Rickey was born September 24, 1959 in Clovis to Robert Lawrence and Dorothy Mae Coleman- Jackson. He graduated from Friona High School in 1977, and attended West Texas State University.
Rickey was employed by A-1 Pump and Well Service, Maywood, and Cloth World. He was an employee for West Texas State University for 18 years, retiring in 2014 due to failing health. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening in his spare time. Most of all, he was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan.
Rickey was preceded in death by his parents.
Those to mourn his passing include 2 sisters-Estella Faye Jackson and husband Johnny of Amarillo, and Vickey L. Jackson of Dallas, 1 brother-Robert L. Jackson of Amarillo, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Carl White passed in peace at his home on January 12, 2021 at the age of 85. Carl will be fondly remembered by his family and friends as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and devoted man of God.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Carl was a hard worker and a true cowboy at heart. He had a passion for life, travel and people; always with a helping hand and a sense of wittiness.
Carl is survived by his wife, Lola Beth; sons Gary, Rick, and Les; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In lieu of a funeral, the family will be having a "Celebration of Life" gathering on Carl's birthday, February 28th from 1-5 pm at the home of his son; Les White, in Tucson. Please RSVP at 520-297-3670.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5