Dateline: July 29, 2004
services for Earl Stina Cain, age 93, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
July 28, 2004, in the Claude Cemetery in Claude with Larry Hicks of
Clarendon officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson
Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Cain was born March 21, 1911, in Spanish Fort, Texas, to Richard Dick Cain
and Bessie Myrtle Keck Cain. He married Kathryn Adele Eckert on December
23, 1937, at Amarillo. He taught school and coached at Monahans and
Wheeler. In 1955, he moved to Clarendon where he was the principal at
Clarendon Elementary and Junior High Schools until retiring in 1976. He
moved to Amarillo in 1999 but had fond memories of his life in Clarendon
and always considered it his home. He was a member of the Southwest
Football and Basketball Officials Assn. He traveled throughout the country
refereeing high school and college games. During his career, he was twice
chosen to referee Sun Bowl games in El Paso. He was an avid sportsman and
enjoyed hunting and fishing. His picture was often seen in local
newspapers with some impressive large mouth bass he had caught. He was a
member of Palo Duro Masonic Lodge #28 in Amarillo.
was preceded in death by his wife on July 14, 1997; a daughter, Carol
Mills, in 1998; and by two brothers and two sisters.
include one son, Bobby Cain and wife Diane of Freehold, NJ; one sister,
Georgia “Toots” Worick of Fresno, California; two brothers, Dick Cain
of Fresno, CA, and Nelson Cain of Selma, CA; 5 grandchildren; and 10 great
The family requests that memorial be to BSA Hospice/Olivia’s Angels, PO Box 950, Amarillo, TX, 79105.
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