Dateline: February 25, 2010

Jane Whicker Gilkey, 82, died Saturday, February 27, 2010, in Amarillo.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2010, in the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon with Rev. Terry Lowe, Pastor, officiating. Interment followed at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon. 

Jane was born on May 19, 1927, to J.E. and Catherine Smith Whicker in Lubbock. She had moved to Amarillo when she was 11 years old and later graduated from Amarillo High School in 1945. She attended Amarillo College and then West Texas State University where she met and later married James Ray Moore on February 9, 1947. James and Jane moved to Clarendon in 1948. He preceded her in death on October 31, 1961. She then married Dr. Richard Lee “Rip” Gilkey on March 21, 1963. 

After 39 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on August 14, 2002. She had moved back to Amarillo on October 2001 at Park Place Towers where she was a resident until her death. She was very active member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon where she sang in the choir and served on virtually every committee. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James Ray Moore on October 31, 1961; her second husband, Dr. Richard Gilkey on August 14, 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Moore and wife Karen of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and John Moore and wife Cathy of Waxahachie; two daughters, Melinda McAnear and husband Ronnie of Clarendon and Tina Putnam and husband David of Austin; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be to Hospice Care of Southwest, 1301 South Coulter Suite 404, Amarillo, TX 79106 or the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.

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