Mary L. Holton – November 13, 2011


Mary L. Holton, 85, of Amarillo, died Sunday, November 13, 2011.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at The Church at Quail Creek.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mary Louise Holton was born on July 24, 1926 to Orval J. and Gertrude Forbis in Meadow, Texas.  When she was four she moved with her family to a farm in Lubbock County where she grew up. She attended school in Lubbock and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1942.  She also attended Texas Tech.
She worked for the Veterans administration in Wichita Falls and later in Lubbock as a secretary for several years.
In 1958, she moved to Amarillo where she was a full charge bookkeeper and worked for the John F. Moss Construction Company.  She later went onto work as the secretary and the full-charge bookkeeper for the San Jacinto Baptist Church.  She also worked for the Potter County Tax Department and in the First National Bank Trust Department.  She retired from Custom RV.
Mary was a devoted Christian and belonged to the Church at Quail Creek for over fifty years and was a member of the Esther Sunday School Class for over 40 years.  She taught a ladies Sunday school class for many years.   She was a member in many church clubs and organizations over the years.  She loved her church and her church family.
She loved growing flowers and doing all kinds of handiwork.  She often picked her flowers for decorations at church functions.  She and her hydrangeas had been featured in the Amarillo Globe News.
She was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Her family was the joy of her life.  She was always telling stories about something one of the family members had done for her or some great accomplishment someone had made.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Reverend Allen C. Forbis and wife Ethelyn; and also a baby niece, Lynette Forbis.
She is survived by her daughter, Teena Davis and husband Tim; two granddaughters, Sharon Burris and husband Cash and Alisha Davis; a great-granddaughter, Ashton Burris; and a sister, Nana Burch all of Amarillo.

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