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Sara Jane Pippen – December 18, 2013

Pippen, Sara Obit PicSara Jane Pippen, 77, longtime resident of Amarillo, passed this life to her heavenly home on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, with her family at her bedside.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Sara was born March 28, 1936, in Lazbuddie, Texas to Claude and Zethel Welch.  She married Leonard, her high school sweetheart and best friend, on October 30, 1954.  She was a full time homemaker and was never afraid of a hard day’s work.  She has a daughter, Joettea, and a grandson, Gavin who was the apple of her eye.  She dedicated her life to the love and care of her family.  She loved people and never met a stranger.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard Pippen, of Amarillo; a daughter, Joettea Kittell and husband Kevin of Amarillo; a grandson, Gavin Beck of Amarillo; three sisters, Avis Kellum of Hobbs, NM, Rita Mae Zick and husband Bob of Venus and Jonnie Marie Stilley and husband John of Lubbock; a brother, Gary Zan Welch and wife Linda of Arlington.

The family expresses its gratitude to care givers Dr. Ernesto Rivera, Dr. Masoud Alzeerah and the SICU nursing staff “angels” at Northwest Texas Heart Hospital.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, at 1216 S. Rusk.

The family suggests memorials be made to Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society, 3501 South Osage, Amarillo, TX 79118.

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