Dateline: April 1, 2004
services for Dessa Ileta Cook Day, age 98, were held at 11:00 a.m. on
Thursday, March 25, 2004, in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with Rev.
Bryan Knowles, Pastor of Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon,
were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of
Day died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, in Lubbock.
She was born in Stephenville, Texas, on May 25, 1905.
She was a Clarendon resident from 1910 until 1986 when she moved to
Lubbock. She graduated from
Lelia Lake High School, attended Clarendon Methodist College (now
Clarendon College), and West Texas Normal College (now WTAMU).
She was a teacher in some of the area rural schools for several
years. She married Kim Kyle
Day on May 23, 1925, at Lelia Lake, Texas. She was the secretary for the City of Clarendon for several
years, then a secretary for Lone Star Gas Company for several years before
retiring in 1965. After her
retirement, her hobby became oil painting, which she continued until the
age of 92. She was member of
and Past Worthy Matron of the Clarendon Order of the Eastern Star –
Chapter 6. She was a member of the Bacon Heights Baptist Church in
was preceded in death by her husband on November 22, 1986, and by two
sons, Billy Clark Day on November 26, 1927, and Kim Kyle Day, Jr., on
August 23, 1986.
include one son, Weldon Day and wife Pat of Lubbock; one sister, Virginia
Smith of Borger; two grandchildren, David Day of Mustang, Oklahoma, and
Debbie Venegas of Lubbock; and three great grandchildren, Dustin Venegas
of Lubbock, Julia Venegas of Lubbock, and Matthew Day of Mustang,
family requests that memorials be to Citizens Cemetery Association, PO Box
669, Clarendon, Texas 79226-0669.
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