Rose Lee McPherson – June 3, 2012

Rose Lee McPherson, 100, of Amarillo died Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Memory Gardens Mausoleum with the Rev. Robert Field of South Georgia Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Rose was born June 21, 1911, in Hooker, Okla., to Ross and Margaret Crawford. She was a homemaker and welder “Rosie the Welder” of warships in World War II and a member the VFW.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Burl, in 1989; a stepdaughter, Suzy Yabarondo; and stepson, Roy McPherson.
Survivors include a son, Ronnie Rigdon and wife Melissa of Amarillo; a stepson, Jimmy Ray McPherson of Las Vegas, Nev.; a stepdaughter, Billie Nan Beasley and husband Leslie of Tucson, Ariz.; three granddaughters, Ivy Del Gowdy and husband Brian, Caitlin Rigdon and Carley Rigdon, all of Amarillo; and two great-granddaughters, Grace Gowdy and Lilly Gowdy, both of Amarillo.

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