August 15, 1933 - June 11, 2018
Martha Templeton, 84, of Amarillo passed away Monday, June 11, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Llano Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Deckard of Polk St. United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Dr. Martha was born on August 15, 1933 to Bob and Grace Helen Williams in Austin. She graduated from Austin High School. She earned her Bachelorís degree at Baylor University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Martha married Robert Templeton in Austin on June 12, 1954. The couple moved from Dayton, OH to Amarillo in 1956. Martha adored her dogs. She had three at the time of her death, a schnauzer named Beau, and two smaller dogs. She enjoyed playing golf and tennis at the Amarillo Country Club as long as her health permitted. Martha enjoyed visiting Las Vegas, and had a second home in Santa Fe, where she spent time in summer and fall. She played bridge with her close friends for many years, starting when she was 25. She was known for being a great cook and decorator. She was a member of Polk St. United Methodist Church. Martha was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Tom Templeton; a grandson, Ben Hopper; and a sister, Shirley Bishop. Survivors include her husband, Robert Templeton of Amarillo; two daughters, Linda Cunyus and husband Larry of Amarillo, and Luanne Boyd of Amarillo; five grandchildren, Coe Cunyus and wife Jansyn, Kendall Cockerham and husband Paul, Nicholas Hopper, Avery Hopper, and Abby Boyd; three great grandchildren, Quinn, Lane and Kellen. The family suggest in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Life Challenge of Amarillo @ www.lifechallengeofamarillo.com; or Amarillo SPCA, 11901 S. Coulter St. Amarillo, TX 79119.