Robbie Joan Ashley Pickett, 94, of Borger, TX died Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 11, 2019, at Riverside Cemetery in Wichita Falls, TX. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Robbie Joan Ashley was born May 25, 1925, in Wheeler County, TX to Joseph Marion Ashley and Nelle Bly Styron.
After she graduated from high school, she taught ballroom dancing at Arthur Murray Studios where she met Dan Thornberry, a student. They married September 1, 1951, in Amarillo and later divorced.
She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1969, with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. She worked at several pharmacies in the Texas Panhandle during her career as a pharmacist.
She and Dan remarried in July 1976. He died in 1998.
She married Melvin Pickett in 2002, in Clovis, NM and he died in 2013.
Joan also was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Clistie Jones, Curtis Moore, Edith Smith, Vergie Guynes, Gertrude Green, and Barbara Bates; a brother, Leonard Ashley; nephews, Arlen and Danny Bates; and a niece, Nell Powell.
Joan is survived by nieces and nephew, Margaret Pendleton of Wellington, TX, Bonnie Wuerflein of Abilene, TX, Eileen Huyck of Kansas City, MO, Nancy Schilling of Follett, TX, Edith Stanley of Borger, TX, Twila Lehmann of Austin, TX, Mary Jo Smith of Amisville, VA, Harlen Guynes of Lynchburg, VA, Carrie Spencer of Wichita Falls, TX, Marina Kennedy of Carrollton, TX, Ruth Huntley of Littleton, CO, Joan Bates of Austin, TX, Donna Walker of Amarillo, TX, and Trudy Van Dyke of Carmel Valley, CA.