Norma Jean Richardson Graham, 82, of Amarillo, died Saturday, March 5, 2011.
Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in Second Baptist Church with Dr. Charles G. Jones and Wayne Griffin officiating. Private burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Graham was born to Cecil and Leona Richardson on November 6, 1928 in Slaton, Texas. She graduated from Lubbock Cooper High School in 1946. She attended Amarillo College.
Mrs. Graham married Ray L. Graham on November 9, 1946 and they resided in Amarillo. She was a homemaker and started to work at Northwest Texas Hospital in 1969. She retired as an Administrative Assistant from Northwest Texas Hospital in 1995 after working there for 26 years.
Mrs. Graham has been a member of Second Baptist Church since 1951. She was an endowed member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was past Matron of Bonito Chapter #184 and was affiliated with Amarillo Chapter #787. She also was a dual member and Past Matron of Panhandle Chapter #760. She was active and held numerous State committees appointments through the years. She was also a member of Daughters of the Nile Avhik Temple #70.
Mrs. Graham was an active member of Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers as long as she had children in school. She was presented a Life Membership by the Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers on February 15, 1963.
Mrs. Graham is survived by 4 sons, all of Amarillo: Jimmy L. Graham and wife Linda; Jeffery M. Graham and wife Debbie; Jerry D. Graham and wife Brenda; and Jay D. Graham and wife Mindy; one daughter, Jeanette DuBois and husband Joe, of Mustang, Oklahoma; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Helen Vardeman of Lubbock; two brothers, Donald R. Richardson of Denver, Colorado and Max G. Richardson and wife Cris of Kerrville, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Graham loved people and had many friends who meant a great deal to her. Marjorie Haynes, who has been a very special friend for over 60 years, also survives her.