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Annie Mae Spear – January 5, 2018

Annie Mae Spear, 83, passed away, Friday, January 5, 2018, in the Ware Memorial Nursing Home in Amarillo.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 8, 2018, at Coulter Road Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Jim Benton officiating.  Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Annie was born on December 17, 1934, in Wellington, Texas, to James Lucian and Ellen Blades Souder.  Annie attended school at Quail, Texas and later attended Draughon’s Business School.  She retired from the Texas School System as a secretary, after 27 years.
She enjoyed taking care of her family, sewing, cooking and going to her children’s and grandchildren’s activities.  She also enjoyed golfing and traveling after retirement.  She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority.
Annie married Paul Spear on October 4, 1952, in Wellington, Texas at her mother’s home.
Annie is survived by her husband of 65 years, Paul Spear; a son, Dennis Spear and wife Katie; a daughter, Edie Watson and husband Russell; grandchildren, Luke Watson and wife Lisa, Travis Watson and wife Kristina and Kayla Spear; great-grandchildren, Gage, Reagan and Landen Watson, Garin and Morgan Watson, Hailey and Courtney Keith.  She is also survived by three sisters, Ruby Dell Pitts, Tommie and husband Zeke Neeley, Connie and husband Ted James, one brother, Perry and wife Carol Souder; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Lucian and Ellen Beatrice Souder; one brother, J.L. Souder; and five sisters, Bonnie Joyce Souder, Mary Ellen Mitchell, Margaret Reeves, Frances Sasser and Betty Lancaster.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Coulter Road Baptist Church, 4108 South Coulter St., Amarillo, Texas 79109; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 5410 Bell Street #411, Amarillo, Texas 79101 or Alz.org.
The family would like to thank BSA Hospice of the Southwest and Ware Memorial for her good care.
The family will receive friends from 4:00-5:30 p.m., Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the funeral home.


  • JanHausman Posted January 6, 2018 12:33 am

    Dennis, Katie & Family,
    We are so sorry about the loss of your mom. Praying that special memories will help ease the pain of your loss.
    We love you, Mike & Jan

  • Valois bell Posted January 6, 2018 10:04 am

    My thoughts and prayers for the family she was a beautiful Christian lady and she always had a smile for you

  • Marikyn Nelson Greenhouse Posted January 6, 2018 12:00 pm

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family. May God give you the peace, love, and comfort that only He can during this very difficult time.

  • Joanna Allen-Cole Posted January 6, 2018 8:14 pm

    Edie….my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs love, Jody

  • Liz and Mike Crews Posted January 6, 2018 11:00 pm

    Edie, Mike and I are continuing continuing to keep you and your whole family in our prayers. It’s so comforting for you to know your mom is now celebrating with her Lord and Savior. She was a pretty lady. You look so much like her. Love and hugs.

  • Connie Key Posted January 7, 2018 7:41 pm

    Edie and family, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of your wife, mom, and grandmother. She’s in a place now where her good health and memory is everlasting! Time will heal the hurt but not the wonderful memories.
    Phil and Connie Key

  • Judy Smith Posted January 8, 2018 2:21 pm

    Dear Paul and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Annie. I was unable to attend the service due to a recent foot surgery and follow-up doctors appointment. I so enjoyed knowing Annie. She was a sweet special person and will be missed.
    Judy Smith

  • DIANE LEE Posted January 9, 2018 12:07 am

    Blessings to Dennis, Katie, Kayla, and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Georgia Parker Posted January 31, 2018 7:53 pm

    So Very Sorry for your family’s Great Loss! Annie was such a Special and Precious Lady! I Thank the Lord for her Christian testimony and the Many Precious Memories we shared as families! Prayers and Love for her Family at such a Very Difficult time!

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