Rhonnie Jo Mayer, 76 of Dumas, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013. Funeral Services are scheduled for 3 o clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at First Christian Church with Rev Darrell Wait, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 68 o clock in the afternoon on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Rhonnie was born on October 28, 1937 to Claude and Eloise Wade Walker in Lubbock, TX. For the past three and a half years she had been living in Amarillo but had lived most of her life in Dumas where she was the Moore County Clerk for 32 years. She was also Past President and Legislative Committee Chair of the County and District Clerks Association in Texas. Rhonnie loved to volunteer for Memorial Hospice and received Volunteer of the Year with over 4,000 hours served and volunteered in the Surgical Wing at the hospital as well. She was a member of the Dumas Order of the Eastern Star and Mother Advisor for the Order of Rainbow for Girls. Rhonnie was the organist at Hunt Memorial Methodist Church for over thirty years. She was a member of First Christian Church. Rhonnie will be missed dearly by all her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Claude and Eloise Walker and grandparents: Lee and Eva Oldaker.
Rhonnie is survived by husband Chuck of Amarillo two sons: Mike Campbell and wife Marsha of Dumas and Brent Campbell and wife Kari of Austin two daughters: Melanie Poole and husband Kenny and Pam Terry all of Amarillo eight grandchildren: Bryan Sparks and wife Carrah of Texarkana, Ashley Poole and partner Jess and Dakota Poole all of Lewisville, Kaleb Poole, Eric Campbell, Shaynie Gideon and husband Daniel, Will Terry and Bob Terry all of Amarillo four great grandchildren: Zane and Zoey Sparks both of Texarkana and Braxxen and Karsyn Gideon both of Amarillo and Bob Campbell, the father of her children.
Ronnie and I were county clerks at about the same time. While she was Legislative Chairman for the County Clerks she kept the county clerks informed about Legislative bills that had been filed with the State Legislature that affected our office. I respected and admired her very much. Condolences to her family.
Catherine Ashley, Reeves County Clerk 19731995
Catherine TravlandOdessa, TX
We are so very sorry for your loss. Rhonnie was a sweetheart and we will all miss her.
Margaret RaySan Antonio, TX
To Rhonnies Family
Your wife and Mother was a gracious, caring, and wonderful Lady when I first met her when she was volunteering in the surgical waiting room at the Moore County Hospital. I saw her numerous time when mom and dad were in the hospital and she was a joy to see and visit with.She told of working in the clerks office and about her husband,Chuck, whose family we had done business with in Guymon.
I know you will all miss her but you realize she is in a better place and will be waiting to see the rest of her family in heaven when they join her. God will comfort you and ask him for guidance and peace at this time .
Delbert McCloyMorse, TX
Dear Chuck and Family: We are so sorry to hear of Rhonnies passing. She was a very dear friend. She was so special to Lee and I when my Mom was in hospice. She would take the 10 to 1 pm shift and I do not know what we would have done without her. To us, she was truly an angel with out wings. But, she has them now. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She and I worked together for quite a few years. Lee and I enjoyed setting with you and Rhonnie at the County dinner. We will see her again one day and oh what a reunion that will be. May God grant you his peace and comfort now and in the coming days. We love you all. Lee Janis Sheppard
Janis Lee SheppardDumas, TX
I always enjoyed being around Rhonnie, I am a former CoDist. Clerk from Hall Co.,TX Sending my sincere sympathy.
Phyllis Dunn RapeEL DORADO, AR
Our deepest sympathy to the family, especially Brent and Kari. Cherish the memories of all the wonderful moments shared throughout the years. The love and honor you feel for mother will always remain and is something time will never take away.
Karon WiedemannAustin, TX
RIP my friend. Thanks for all the wonderful hugs you gave me each Sunday. Chuck, may the arms of our Father hold you when you need him most. Rhonnie Jo. Youll be missed.
SandySaudi Arabia, TX
Chuck, Mike, Melanie, Brent family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Rhonnie was such a great part of my life over the last 35 years. She was not only my boss for so many years but she was my mentor. She taught me so much about life and loved me just like I was her own daughter. I will always appreciate the faith and confidence she placed in me and encouraged me to follow in her footsteps as County Clerk. I have so many memories of the years I worked for her that I will cherish them forever. Thank You Rhonnie for all you taught me through the good times and the bad times. You will truly be missed. Chuck, you and your family are in my prayers. I pray that God will comfort your broken hearts at this time and just know we will see Rhonnie again someday. She will be missed by many.
Love Prayers Brenda
We love you Rhonnie JO and will miss you very much.
Gradine and Leslie BrownDumas, TX
My deepest sympathy to all of Rhonnies family. She was admired by so many, and was my dear friend since childhood. She will be missed.
Nancy Collard HilliardFlower Mound, ME
My sincere condolences to Rhonnies family.
My heart goes out to your family during this difficult loss. I know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. You are in my every prayer and thought.
Jessica Hegwood, RNAmarillo, TX
Rhonnie was such an inspiration to so many people Its hard to believe shes gone We pray Gods Holy Spirit wraps you with a supernatural peace and comfort at this time and in the days and weeks to come
Whit and Jean McDaniel and MKaylaDumas, TX
Rhonnie was a dear friend to our family for years. She is was a sweet lady who put others first first.. She will be greatly missed. You will miss her, mourn her but remember she is in heaven with the Lord. We will see her again. Our condolances to you and your family.
Bill Crystal KnightDumas, TX
Bless her family as Rhonnie will be greatly missed.
Dixie BrummettVinita, OK
I am so saddened to hear of Rhonnie Jos passing. She was such a good friend to my parents and we had a great time in Rainbow Girls many years ago. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family in your loss.
Audrey Ochs PowellHot Springs Village, AR
Rhonnie and I goback to Sunray playing dressup inthecellar atherhouse and having manyother fondmemories overthemany years as she and mysister, Betty remained veryclosefriends, classmates etc. and she was also a classmate of my latehusband, Thomas. I shall neverforget the laugh the threeofus had when Tom and I married in 1974, at hisage of 36 and my age of 34 she issued ourmarriagelicense and wassupposedto do marriagecounseling. We laughedatthat saying if we didntknow thosethings by then we probably wouldntlast anylonger ifwedid it. Sureenough, we lasted until death usdoart, his in 2002. She was indeed a doll, wonderfulhospice volunteer and stucktothe task whatever. May God greatlybless eachofyou inthistime of void inyourlives. Grieve asyoumust, notas others say is rightorwrong. There is nopathway, allofus have differentpathways to travel inthis.
Read John 14:15 21
Jesus said, I will not leave you as orphans I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On thatday you will realize I am in myFather, I am in you and you are in me. John 14:18 20 NewInternational version
Eventhough I was an adult when my parents died, I felt a keensense of what it was like to be an orphan. Gone were the twopeople who had nurtured me and shaped my life. Sharpgrief gave way to bewilderment, Who am I now who knows me deeply yet loves me anyway The gospel of John recounts Jesus telling Hisdisciples although the time is coming they would see Him nomore but He would always be a part of them just as they would forever be a part of Him.
So it has been with my parents. I see now evenafter theirdeaths, their example of lovingkindness continues to teach me and guide my life. That goes deeper than just warmmemories. My parents are in me at a deeplevel, deeper than the mind can comprehend and asdeep as the heart. Surely God was theirhearts teacher.
In the sameway I come to know God through the life and love of Jesus. Nurturing thatrelationship through prayer, study, giving and serving keeps me foreverconnected to the livingGod.
GraciousGod, let who we are reflect who You are in all we do. Amen
Because of Gods greatlove for us, we are neverorphaned.
Jackie R. Green SheldonBeaver, OK
Chuck, We are very sorry that Rhonnie has gone on before you. She had many struggles but always faced them bravely. We remembered when you stopped to say hello when you were here in town. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Don and Betty Blair Ruidoso
Don and Betty BlairRuidoso, NM