Dateline: February 8, 2007
“Tena” Powell, 79, died Wednesday, January 31, 2007, in
Services with Order of
the Eastern Star Rites were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3,
2007, in the First United Methodist Church in Claude with Rev. Janet
Edwards, Pastor, officiating. Burial was at Channing Memorial Cemetery in
Channing. Services were under the direction of Robertson Funeral
Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Mrs. Powell was born
October 26, 1927, in Electra to Cyrus Virl and Lora Edna Baker Ruth. She
married Billy Powell on January 19, 1973, in Clovis, NM. Tena enjoyed
needlepoint, quilting, handcrafts, crochet, and beadwork. She was a member
of the Eastern Star Chapter #5 in Clarendon and was a current member of
Amarillo Chapter #787. She served as past worthy matron numerous times.
She was also involved with her churches that she attended in Hedley,
Clarendon, and Claude. She was a member of the United Methodist Women’s
society and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Claude.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; two sons, Hank Wurst and Billy Wurst; one daughter,
Margarie Wurst; and one grandson, Baron Wurst.
include her husband, Billy of Claude; four sons, Robert Wurst of Claude,
Tommy Sanders and wife Maryian of Amarillo, Tony Wurst and wife Cindy of
Washington, and Jimmy Wurst and wife Becky of Houma, Louisiana; two
brothers, Jack Ruth of Seattle, Washington, and Virl Ruth of Irving; one
sister, Dorothy May Milam of Georgia; 12 grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and family friend, June
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