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Era M Burgess

October 7, 1921 — October 21, 2017

Beloved Mother and Grandmother Era M. Burgess died on October 21, 2017, in Garden Ridge, TX, having moved from Amarillo for health reasons.

Born in the Mabry Community near Clarksville Texas October 7, 1921.

She and Chester Burgess were married Oct 30 1938, and were together 66 happy years before his death.

A resident of Amarillo for over 65 years, she was active in various local activities.  She was a Kids Incorporated softball coach, and President of a local PTA.  As a longtime member of the Washington Avenue Christian Church, she devoted many hours through many activities, like Vacation Bible School, and most recently through The Washington Street Family Service Center, providing clothing and food to those in need.

She is survived by her family: Sister: Eva Belcher , Children: Sue Carthel , Gary Burgess (Gay), Grandchildren: Darla Freimel (Bryan), Beth Thomas(Ron), Brent Burgess (Prairie), and their families.

Her remains will be returned to Amarillo, and a memorial service, for the family, will be held at the Memory Gardens Mausoleum on 18 November at 2:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to honor her life, contribute to The Washington Street Family Service Center, or a charity of their choice.


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