Mary "Marie" Durrett Braboy
June 19, 1925 - April 18, 2017
Marie was born at home on June 19, 1925 to Raymond and Margret Durrett. She grew up in the Texas panhandle and graduated from Panhandle High School. She graduated from West Texas State University with a degree in business administration.
She married Neil Braboy on May 15, 1947. She was a member of Hillside Christian Church, XYZ Line Dancers, Stephen Ministry, Widowed Persons Association, and VITA. She enjoyed playing bridge and golf. Her faith was strong and visible throughout her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister Betty Jo McGregor.
Survivors include her daughters Elaine Tucker Cox and husband Don of Tulsa, OK and Tricia Stitt Hemelstrand and husband Neil of Amarillo, grandchildren Travis Tucker and wife Diane of Aiea, HI; Scott Tucker and wife Jamy of Horatio, AR; Mary Werneth and husband Chris of Irvington, AL; Meghan Bennett and husband Brian of Knoxville, TN; and Sara Mays and husband Jason of Amarillo; three step grandchildren Justin Hemelstrand, Amber White and husband Devin, and Todd Hemelstrand and 22 great-grandchildren.
The family sends a special thank you to the loving caregivers at Brookdale Medi-Park West, Ware Living Center and BSA Hospice of the Southwest.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to Sharing Hope Ministry, P O Box 7160, Amarillo, TX 79114.