|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1934|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 2007|
Aubrey Don Peddy, 73, of Canyon died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in First United Methodist Church in Canyon with the Rev. John McClean and the Rev. Donna Johnston officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.
Aubrey Don Peddy, or "Don" as he was known by friends and family, was born Oct. 17, 1934, in Amarillo to Aubrey and Elsie Mae Peddy. He graduated from Gruver High School and from Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla. While attending PSU, he was a member of the rodeo team and the football team.
After college, Don served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. When he returned home from the military, he began farming. He farmed and pastured cattle west of Gruver and the surrounding areas for more than 35 years.
Don was involved in the development and promotion of the Guymon PRCA "Pioneer Days Rodeo." The rodeo was an event he devoted much of his time and dedication to for more than 12 years.
An avid golfer, he recently worked at Palo Duro Creek Golf Course until his health prevented him from working.
He was a lifetime Mason, a member of the Elks Lodge in Guymon, a lifetime member of Panhandle State Alumni and a member of First United Methodist Church in Canyon, where he served as president of the Crusaders Sunday School Class.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include a daughter, Heather Dawn Carlton and husband Ron and their children, Quincy Kent and Aubrey Quade of Canyon; three special daughters by marriage, Perri West and husband Glen of Guymon and their children, Jordan Kimball of Amarillo and Winston Kimball and wife Kali and their daughter, Kaedyn of Guymon, Jonye Conger of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Susie Thomas of Gibbon, Neb.; a sister, Kathryn Goddard of Friona; a brother, Byron Peddy of Seminole; a niece, Julie Ann Goddard of Houston; three nephews, Jon Peddy Goddard of Houston, Tim Peddy of Seminole and Clifton Peddy of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and his former wife of 26 years and longtime friend, Sharon Peddy Baker of Amarillo.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to the Don Peddy Memorial Fund at any Happy State Bank.
Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 26, 2007
Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: Dec 26, 2007
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