DALHART - Ida May Amyx, 80, died Monday, June 29, 2009.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church in Dalhart with the Rev. Rodney Weatherly, pastor, and Bob McAlister, pastor to senior adults, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery by Horizon Funeral Home.
Ida May was born Sept. 28, 1928, south of Texline on the former XIT Ranch land, to J.L. and Inez Walker McClellan, the youngest of 10 children.
She had all of her schooling at Dalhart and was secretary and salutatorian of her senior class in 1946.
James and Ida May were married June 23, 1946, in her parents' home. Afterward, they moved to the Era community near Gainesville in Cooke County, where James and his father built the first Grade A Dairy barn in the community.
They moved back to Dalhart in May 1947, and back to Era again in 1949. They purchased the dairy, where they lived until they moved back to Dalhart in 1980.
While living in Era, Ida May was a Sunday school teacher, music director and training director in church and was active in Home Demonstration Club as council delegate and in the choir at the state convention.
In Dalhart, Ida May was president of the Baptist Woman's Missionary Union, a member of the Woman's Literary Club and Zeta Chi Sorority. She was a member of Coon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary "Pink Ladies" for almost a decade. Ida May was an active member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James, in October 2000; three sisters; and four brothers.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Amyx and wife Becky of Dalhart and Danny Amyx of Irving; a daughter, Donna Otts and husband Mike of Gainesville; two brothers, Cecil McClellan of Texline and Howard McClellan of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Coon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Pink Ladies, 322 Conlen Ave., Dalhart, TX 79022; or Coon Memorial Hospice, 320 Texas Blvd., Dalhart, TX 79022.
The family will be at 1615 Monte Vista St. in Dalhart.
Sign the online guest book at www.horizonfuneral.com.
Amarillo Globe-News, July 1, 2009
James Everett Amyx
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