Dateline: May 8, 2003
for Opal Kae Maxey were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003, in
Robertson Chapel of Memories with Rev. Rob Seale, Pastor of the Calvary
Baptist Church, officiating. Burial
was held in Citizens Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral
Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Maxey was born January 9, 1924, in Childress and had been a resident of
Clarendon most of her life before moving to Amarillo 4 years ago.
After the death of her first husband Forrest J. Helton, she married
Malcolm Warren Maxey on February 28, 1949; and he preceded her in death on
June 14, 1987.
had worked as a manager at Allsups Convenience Stores for several years
prior to her retirement. She
most enjoyed dancing, being with her family members, and attending family
Maxey was preceded in death by two daughters, Joyce Sutton and Mary Wells;
and a brother, Bobby Hudson.
include four daughters, Wanda Roulett of Kileen. Maxine Wleczyk of
Baytown, Pam Williams of Brady, and Ruby Dethrage of Buena Vista,
Colorado; six sons, Phillip M. Helton of Amarillo, Bobby D.
Helton of Hugoton, Kansas, Jasper Maxey of Dalhart, Gary Maxey of Dalhart,
Gary Maxey of Amarillo, Warren Maxey of Canyon, Johnny Helton of
Albertville, Alabama; two sisters, Jane Stevens of Clarendon, and Lola
Sexton of Amarillo; 33 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and numerous
great great grandchildren.
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