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Allen John Hamburger – October 2, 2013

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Allen J. Hamburger, 70, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Clinton Cemetery in Clinton, Oklahoma.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Allen was born June 27, 1943, in Clinton, Oklahoma to Conrad E. and Lillian Hamburger.  He grew up on a farm southwest of Weatherford, Oklahoma.  The farm sold in 1957 and the family moved to Clinton.  He attended grade school and junior high in Weatherford and graduated from Clinton High School in 1961.  Allen graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in agronomy.  He served in the Oklahoma National Guard for six years.  Allen retired from Chillicothe Research Station in Chillicothe doing small grain research.

Allen moved to Amarillo in 2005, living at Canyonview Estates and Heritage Convalescent Center for the past two years.  He enjoyed square dancing while living in Chillicothe.  He is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Vernon and attended St. Luke Presbyterian Church until his health prevented him from attending.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Betty Sigle.

Survivors include two brothers, Richard and wife Kay of Amarillo and Maurice of Phoenix, Arizona; three nieces, Naomi and husband Jamie Dovall of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kelly and husband Robbie Laster and Kimberly and husband Fred Herm, all of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1977, Vernon, TX 76385-1977; St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79106; or to a favorite charity.

The family would like to express thanks for the excellent care given and love to Allen in the past two years and especially the last two weeks of his life at Heritage.

Family visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the funeral home.

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