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A. 'Ted' Stansbury, Commander (USN Ret) – January 21, 2018

A. ‘Ted’ Stansbury, Commander (USN Ret) passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018.
Born February 27, 1938, in Spokane, Washington to Jack and Selma Klinke Stansbury.  The family returned to Amarillo and the St. Francis community when he was an infant.  He moved to Wellington, Texas in the 7th grade and graduated from Wellington High School in 1956, where he met and married Linda Singley in 1957. He attended Texas Tech University and received a BS degree in Mathematics in 1961.  He joined the United States Navy, received his “wings of gold” and attended the USN Postgraduate School receiving a degree in Meteorology.  He flew P2V Neptune and P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare aircraft, was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War and retired in 1981, after 20 years of active duty service. He continued in the aviation field through 1998, as a flight simulator instructor at the USN Advanced Training Command in Corpus Christi. He moved home to Amarillo in 1998, to care for his mother during her senior years.
Ted was a dedicated husband and father.  He enjoyed life, coaching and supporting his five boys in various sports and scouts. He was an active outdoorsman, hunting and fishing with his boys.
Ted is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Linda Singley Stansbury; son, Alex and wife Leslie – grandchildren Ashley, Kurt and wife Maggie; son Mike, Lt Col, USAF (Ret) and wife Pam – grandchildren Aaron (great-grandchildren Lucas and Aubrie), Mathew and Rachael; son, Jeff and wife Lisa, grandchildren Erin and Sean; son, Tim and wife Susan, grandchildren Bryan (great-grandchildren, Avery and Dane) and Reed; son, Chris and wife Jennifer, grandchildren Jake, Maddie and Meredith. Ted is preceded in death by his parents and grandson Blaine.
A rosary service will be at 6:00 p.m., January 26, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd..  Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., January 27, 2018, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.  Burial services will follow at St. Francis Church Cemetery, 14 miles east of Amarillo on E. St. Francis Avenue.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Please make contributions to the F.A. ‘Ted’ Stansbury Memorial Fund, St Jude Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org or 800-822-6344.

6 Comments

  • skippy duncan Posted January 25, 2018 10:33 am

    Linda sorry to hear about the passing of your husband may he rest in peace-Skippy

  • Jackie R. Green Sheldon Posted January 25, 2018 3:51 pm

    How fondly and well I remember Ted as my family, Jack and Ima Jean Green were dear friends of Carl and Mary Louise from Sunray days. Kay and I were dear friends, therefore; were the same age and grade in school. How I loved to spend time in their home when my parents would need to be gone or just because. Too well I remember walking around the corner across a floor furnace barefoot as we were scurrying around trying to get 4 or 5 children to a 4-H dress review in Dumas at 9:00am in the morning. Electric trains in the basement drew me to again stay at their home in St. Francis as did Grandma and Grandpa’s little store. Ted was often right-in-middle of our fiascos whatever. May God bless all of you in this time of great loss. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others will tell you is right, wrong or indifferent. Travel the new-pathway ahead for each individual as there are no pathways-for-all.
    MY DAD
    He was my “Daddy” of childhood days, to me he was handsome and tall. It seemed he could stand by the biggest-of men and to me he was biggest-of all. I remember the days his steps were strong and his hair showed no touch-of-gray. I think of how hard he worked for us from dawn to the dark-of-day; then came a time his steps grew slow and his eyesight began to grow dim. He was always thinking of and planning for us.
    I thought the-whole-world of him. As I stand by-the-side of-his-grave, my heart aches and I-am so sad. I know he was not just-another-man; to me the-best there-ever-was; my dad!

  • Sandra Smith Ketchum Posted January 26, 2018 2:12 am

    Linda,
    My sincere condolences on the passing of your husband, Ted, but congratulations on the long tenure of your marriage and your apparently wonderful family.
    Sandra Kay

  • Joyce Mauldin Posted January 26, 2018 11:12 am

    Linda and family…so sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you and your family.

  • Elizabeth Hood Posted January 27, 2018 3:36 am

    Linda,
    I am very sorry to hear that Ted is gone. I remember attending your wedding and thinking what a beautiful couple you were. My sympathy to you and your family.
    Elizabeth Ann

  • Sue Dunn Posted January 27, 2018 5:55 pm

    Dear Linda, I am so very sorry for your loss of Ted. I know you will miss him terribly but as we all know there is a plan for each of us. You and your family are in my prayers. Sue Dunn from our days in New Neighbors Bridge

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