Genie Farley Harriman passed away peacefully at 1:40am, June 28, 2018.
A Memorial Service will take place Friday, July 6, 11:00am at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo Texas.
Genie was born in Amarillo Texas on May 30, 1927 to Mimi and Cal Farley, and except for two years at The University of Texas in Austin, she resided in Amarillo her entire life. Genie married Sherman Gillis Harriman, Jr., of Massachusetts at the new Boys Ranch Dining Hall on April 20, 1947. They bore two children, Michelle Harriman Sloger and Cal Farley Harriman.
Genie achieved a BS degree in Education from UT Austin / West Texas State University, and was employed by Boys Ranch since its inception in 1939. She officially retired as a full time employee in 1994 but maintained a functional relationship with the organization until 2014.
Genie was an active volunteer in the Amarillo / Canyon community including;
- Member and officer of five different chapters of Beta Sigma Phi
- Life Member of Panhandle Plains Historical Society
- Served on the Boards of Amarillo Little Theatre, Amarillo Better Business Bureau, and Advisory Board of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch
- Member of Delta Kappa Gamma, ALT Guild, Art Force and PPHS Auxiliary
She is survived by her two children, five grandchildren; Jeremy Cal Sloger, Amy Ann Sloger Spears, Gabriel Cal Harriman, Holly Sunshine Walker, Noah Everett Berlow, and four great-grandsons; Ethan, Brennan, Nate, Austin.
Contributions to The Boys and Girls Club of Amarillo (Maverick Club), Kids Inc., Boys Ranch, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum or charity of donor’s choice will honor her memory and legacy.