Kay Newton Williams – August 25, 2012

Kay Newton Williams passed away on August 25, 2012, at her home at Windsor Senior Living in Dallas.  Her twin daughters were at her side.  She was a previous resident of Town Village North for 9 years.
There will be a graveside service in Amarillo at Llano Cemetery August 30, at 3:00 pm.  with Corky Holland, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.  A memorial service will be held in Dallas at a later date.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Born on April 23, 1918 in Rule, TX, she spent her youth on the family’s West Texas farm.  Kay graduated from Anton High School where she played on the basketball team and also was a saxophonist in the band.  She then attended both professional business school and Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Kay married B.B. Williams in 1944, and they moved to Amarillo where she raised their family.  She was an inspirational mother to her children, Brant, Janet, and Janis.  She actively participated in all aspects of their lives, serving as school room mother, scout leader, President of the PTA, and President of the Tarantella Dance Club.  Kay was also an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, painting and many other crafts.
Beginning in 1961, Kay worked as an assistant to her husband B.B. who was the State Farm Insurance manager of the West Texas Region.  She later worked over 20 years for the Amarillo Globe News as Assistant to the Editor and various other positions until her retirement.
Kay’s Christian faith was very important to her; she was a member of Amarillo First Baptist Church for over 50 years and taught preschool and kindergarten Sunday school.
Kay is preceded in death by her husband, B.B.; their son Brant; her sister, Hertha Newton Jones; brothers Brevard, Madison, Marvin, and Flannery Newton; and by step-children Jean Williams Fluke, and Dan K. Williams.
Kay is survived by her daughters Janet Henderson of Dallas, Janis Ling (Frank) of Memphis, TN as well as step-son Richard Williams (Joan) of St. John, WA, and step-daughter-in-law Sally Williams of Lubbock.  She is also survived by grandchildren Mandy VanDenBerg (Mike) of Dallas, Trevor Ling (Amanda) of Memphis, TN, and Kristin Coleman (Kyle) of Dallas.  Her great-grandchildren include Joshua and Kora VanDenBerg, Alaina and Devin Ling, and Jake Coleman.  In addition, she is survived by one brother and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the charity of your choice.
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