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Erma Jane Townsend – November 10, 2013

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Erma Jane Townsend, 95, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Crosspointe Church, 4400 S. Crockett, with Sherman Eastland, officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mrs. Townsend was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Eddy County, NM to Jess and Erma Pate.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from West Texas Teachers College.  Mrs. Townsend taught at Briscoe, Sanford and River Road.  She had managed the Tumbleweed from 1952 – 1976.  She and her husband owned Avondale Pharmacy from 1964-1979.  Mrs. Townsend was a member of San Jacinto United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Montie Townsend.

Survivors include a son, Montie Townsend, Jr. of Amarillo; a sister, Mary Margaret Townsend of Amarillo; a grandson, Jim Townsend and wife Becky of Whitesboro; a granddaughter, Susan Brunson and husband Mike of Amarillo; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.

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