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Kathy Acton – October 9, 2013

Acton Obit PicKathy Acton, 80, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.
Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Kathy was born April 24, 1933, in Hereford to Arthur and Mollie Davis.  She married Billy Doyne Acton on Oct. 17, 1951.  Kathy started her nursing career when she graduated in 1954 from St Anthony’s Nursing School.  She has dedicated more than 60 years to caring for others as well as educating nurses.  Kathryn helped start an LVN school in Hereford, where she played an integral role in caring for the community. She financially and emotionally supported over seven friends and family through nursing school. Her main love in nursing was hospice.
She was preceded in death by her son, Billy Acton, Jr.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Billy Doyne Acton; her children, Lorraine “Tootie” Acton and Jim Sandoval of Hereford, Barry Acton of Amarillo, Cindy Acton and Kim Judd, both of Lubbock; her grandchildren,  BD Acton Ware, Lizzie and Bryan Mason, Kara Daniel, Blake Acton,  Brody Acton, and Marlar John Acton, all of Amarillo, and Chad Sandoval of Jonesboro, Ark.; her great-grandchildren, Bryson Ware,  Payton Ware,  Gabrielle Mason,  Caroline Mason,  Faith Underwood,  Brayden Daniel, and Corie Acton, all of Amarillo.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to WTAMU for the Greater Texas Foundation-Kathryn Davis Acton, RN Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2008 to honor Kathryn Davis Acton dedication to the nursing profession.
The Greater Texas Foundation-Kathryn Davis Acton, RN Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship Department of Nursing, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, West Texas A&M University, WTAMU Foundation, 806-651-2070.

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