Dateline: July 19, 2001


Graveside services for Merrelene Waddell Youngblood, age 65, were held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2001, in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with Father Terry Burke of Amarillo, officiating.  Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Ms. Youngblood was born September 23, 1935, in the Chamberlain Community in Donley County, where she lived until age 16.  She had been an Amarillo resident most of her adult life.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Wynona Gayle Grace and Vunnona Belle Harmon, and by three grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Ramon Dian Subera of Marysville, Washington, and Wanda Merrelene Youngblood of Amarillo; four sons, Kenneth Ray Youngblood of Hoquim, Washington, James Youngblood of Amarillo, Robert Eugene Rose of El Sanbarta, California, and Thomas Youngblood of Everett, Washington; one sister, Johnnie Belle Coty of Montana; one brother, William E. Waddell of Amarillo; 19 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or American Diabetes Association.

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