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Ruth Hunter Trickey – January 17, 2018

Ruth Hunter Trickey passed away from this home to her eternal home on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Greg Corona of Hillside Christian Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Ruth was born June 5, 1938, to Joe and Lucile Hunter in Caddo, Oklahoma.  She married Donald Trickey on August 12, 1955, in Amarillo.
A graduate of Amarillo High School, she served on the staff of the Sandstorm Newspaper and as editor of the La Airosa.  She was president of Quill and Schroll, a member of the Press Club and chosen to represent AHS as a delegate to the National Journalism Convention in New York City.
She worked for the Amarillo Credit Bureau and Diamond Shamrock/Maxus Energy, where she retired as Human Resources Manager for the Mid-Continent Division, after 30 years of service.  After retirement, she worked as City Secretary for the village of Lake Tanglewood and part-time for the Diocese of Amarillo.
Ruth was a member of Hillside Christian Church and the Faithbuilders Sunday school class.  She had served as both teacher and lecturer for the Ladies Bible Study at Lake Tanglewood and the Ladies Bible Study at First Christian Church.
She loved Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle and felt it a duty and privilege to give back to them.  She served in many volunteer positions and on the boards of Opportunity School, Shamrock Federal Credit Union, Panhandle Human Resources Association and Lake Tanglewood Library.  She served both as a cabinet member and on the CBC committee for United Way.  She organized the Amarillo Chapter of TAME (Texas Alliance of Minorities in Engineering) and served as their secretary.
She liked music of any kind but especially southern gospel.  She enjoyed playing games, cards, dominoes, reading, working puzzles, traveling, golfing, and writing poetry.  Her greatest love was her family and the memories they made together.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a step-father, Charles Parker, two sisters, Lois Payne and Jolena Jennings; a brother, Ray Hunter; two brothers-in-law, Paul Payne and Harold Trickey; a sister-in-law, Mary Hunter; and two nephews, Paul Payne, Jr. and Garland Hunter.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Don; her son, Barry Trickey and wife Sandee; a granddaughter, Caitlyn Rice and husband Israel; a grandson, Zack Trickey; a great-granddaughter, Candace Rice, with one more great-grandchild on the way; a brother-in-law, Gary Trickey and wife Sharon; a sister-in-law, Jeanne Larson; her BFF’s, Georgann and Tracy Garrett; and many nieces, nephews and cousins she loved very much.
Memorials can be made to Sharing Hope or City Church.

3 Comments

  • Debby Leggett Posted January 18, 2018 11:15 pm

    I loved the time I spent with my sweet Ruth for over 20yrs while doing her beautiful nails! We shared so much through the years–happy and sad times. She was a beautiful loving, giving, and caring person! Ruth, I will always remember you not only as a client but also as a very SPECIAL FRIEND! You will be missed but I am happy for you–you can breathe with ease no more struggling. Rest In Peace my friend!
    Debby Leggett

  • Delmar Posted January 19, 2018 4:31 pm

    I had the distinct honor of working side-by-side with Ruth, with her serving as my Human Resources manager at Maxus Energy for 11 years. She had the rare capability of being able to recognize the needs of the company while never, ever forgetting to look out for the best interests of 400 employees. She was a joy to be around and will be sorely missed! All our love to you, Don!
    Delmar Rumph

  • Jan Rumph Posted January 19, 2018 4:43 pm

    Dear Don, It is with deep sorrow that we heard of Ruth’s passing. She was a caring and generous person who touched many lives, yet, often people did not know of her help. She helped behind the scenes with the Amarillo Boy Choir and without her assistance I doubt the choir would exist today.
    I appreciated Ruth’s sense of humor. I remember the many drives to Dumas, Perryton and Canadian office parties. Don and I accompanied our spouses and entertained each other, but, we had lively conversations on the road home!
    We deeply regret we will not be at Ruth’s funeral we heard of her passing to late to change our prior plans. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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