|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1925|
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 2002|
Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo TX, July 19, 2002:
Velesta I. Allstrom, 76, of Amarillo died Saturday, Friday, July 13, 2002. Mrs. Allstrom was born July 27, 1925, in Claude, to Bascomb and Ruby Bagwell. She graduated from Groom High School in 1942. She married [John] Oliver Allstrom on March 17, 1948, in Pampa. She lived in Houston for 40 years before moving back to Amarillo in 1989 to be near her family. She loved sports, especially football and basketball, and was an avid Houston Cougar fan. She enjoyed sewing crafts and working puzzles. Most importantly, she loved the Lord; her faith was unshakable. She was an active member of Bell Avenue Church of Christ, where she was the church secretary for four years until her illness. Her family and friends will miss her friendly smile and the joyous sound of her laughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband** in 1971; and her parents. Survivors include a brother, Hulon "Slim" Bagwell and wife, Odessa, of Amarillo; two sisters, M.E. Brunson and husband, Warner, of Claude and Melva Miller of Seattle; two nieces, Linda Pankey of Waco and Ellen Rowell of Oklahoma City; a nephew, Henry Bagwell of Amarillo; and a
host of family and friends.
Private graveside services will be Saturday in Claude Cemetery [Claude TX} with Landon Rowell, her great-nephew, officiating. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. in Bell Avenue Church of Christ with John McMath, minister, officiating. Arrangements by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel, Fifth Avenue and Pierce Street. The family suggests memorials to Search TV Ministry, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083; or BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176. The family will be at 4112 S. Van Buren St.
**Velesta and Oliver divorced in Harris Co TX on 15 July 1968, so he was actually her ex-husband when he died. (This wasn't in the obit, so I'll leave it to you whether to include it.)
Henry Bascom Bagwell (1895 - 1964)
Ruby Ellen James Bagwell (1895 - 1942)
John O. Allstrom (1915 - 1971)
Hulon B. Bagwell (1920 - 2003)*
Velesta Idell Bagwell Allstrom (1925 - 2002)
Created by: David Sifford
Record added: Jan 29, 2011
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