Dolores R. Gear – December 18, 2014

Dolores R. Gear, 84, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.Gear Obit Photo

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Sherman Eastland officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dolores was born Feb. 8, 1930, in Texico, New Mexico, to A.C. and Clara Green.  She graduated from Texico High School where she played varsity basketball.  She went on to work as a registered nurse after graduating from Amarillo College and Northwest Nursing School.  Dolores was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the VFW although not a veteran herself she supported her husband during his 24 years of service with the Navy.  She was an active member in the prayer room and benevolent services of The Church at Quail Creek.  Dolores lived at The Clairmont the past three years, was active with the veteran’s wall, and was the librarian.  She made many friends who loved her while she was there.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Gear.

Survivors include a daughter, LaJuana Sue Gear-Dooley of Amarillo; a son, Joe Clinton Gear and wife Gayla of Muleshoe; three grandchildren, Twyla Polasek and husband James, Tyrel Gear and wife Courtney and Harley Joseph Dooley and wife Kat; and six great-grandchildren, Lane, Kody, Cole, Rachel, Sean and Mikayla.

The family suggests memorials be made to Wounded Warrior Project,  P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

0 Replies to “Dolores R. Gear – December 18, 2014”

  1. I had the honor of getting to know Gear when I worked with her at Cedar Creek and Quest Hospital. She taught me so much and was a great deal of fun to work with. She touched many lives and was an inspiration to others. She will be greatly missed.

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