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Sharon Kaye "Katie" Whitson


1945 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Sharon Kaye Whitson "Katie" age 68 passed away on Monday December 30, 2013, in Amarillo, Texas.
Katie was born December 4, 1945, in Tucumcari NM to Mack and Juanita Dennis. She graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1964 and then attended and graduated from West Texas State University in Canyon TX. She had been an independent business owner operating Denmore's Western Store for many years. She was a rancher, and a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Tucumcari Women's Investment Group, was on the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank, a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church, the Soil Conservation & Water Preservation Board and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association. She loved spending time with grandchildren, gardening, Crocheting and family vacations.
Surviving Katie is her husband Larry Whittson, children - Dawn Bilbrey, Wade Whitson & Becky, and Jana Garza & Ray. Grandchildren - Laci Dennis, Cayd Bilbrey and Macki Bilbrey, Gracie Whitson and Ace Whitson her dog Maddie. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother Stanley Raye Dennis.
Services celebrating her life are today Friday afternoon January 3, 2014 in the Center Street United Methodist Church beginning at 2:00PM with Rev John Barrett officiating. Pall bearers were Tom Mackechnie, Ronnie Mackechnie, Larry Webb, Carlos Ortiz, Gary Massey, Benton Cain, Paul Leonard, Ted Quintana, Jeff Nunn, LeRoy Webb with honorary bearers being Cayd Bilbrey and Ace Whitson. Interment will be in the family plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari NM.
Published in the Quay County Sun on Jan. 8, 2014
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