Avalene L. Sullivan, 82 of Dumas passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 9th and Bliss Church of Christ with Steve Fuston, officiating. Interment will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends on Wednesday and Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm on both days at the funeral home. Arrangements are to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Avalene was born on June 26, 1935, in Sulphur OK to John and Oma (Hunter) Dirickson. She married Bob Sullivan on May 30, 1952 in Durant, OK, the couple would move to Dumas in 1953 where they would establish their home and raise their family. Avalene loved crafts, knitting and sewing. She also enjoyed camping and being outdoors. However, her main love was her grandchildren, she could always be found at their various events cheering them on. She absolutely adored them. Avalene also had a true servants heart, she always put others first. She was a member of the 9th and Bliss Church of Christ and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter Karen; and great-grandson: Cooper.
Avalene is survived by her husband of 66 years, Bob of the home; children: Randy Sullivan and wife Debbie of Liberty, TX, Kerry Sullivan of Dumas, TX, Rhonda Sullivan of Dumas, TX, Brent Sullivan and wife Angela of Bedford, TX; grandchildren: Jeremy Sullivan and wife Pam of Dumas, TX, Chastity Sullivan of Canyon, TX, Suzie Sims of Meridian, ID, Justin Sullivan and wife Amber of Dumas, TX, Jake Sullivan of Liberty, TX, Joshua Sullivan and wife Heather of Navarre, FL, Jared Sullivan and wife Stassi of Bushland, TX, Lexi King of Midland, TX, Jordan Genn and wife Suni of Wildorado, TX, Emory Sullivan of Seattle, WA, Sarah Grant and husband Matt of Lakeland, FL, Joel Sullivan and wife Chandler of Auburn, AL; sister: Trudy Williams and husband Gene of Claremore, OK; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous other extended family members.
The family suggests with gratitude memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 5410 S Bell #411, Amarillo, TX 79109.
Avalene was a very special lady. Bob and Avalene were always so good to us all those years we had to get something at the last minute to fix water leaks in our trailer house. Later when I was working in the tax office and doing title work she was excellent to work with. I know her family was always first with her. You were all very lucky to have such a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. We will miss her very much but know she is with God now.
Mike and Nikki McDonaldDumas, TX
Our love and prayers are with you ,Bob and your family. She has always been so sweet and precious. We were so very happy to see you both at church just 2 weeks ago. May God bless you and all your family with comfort. She was a true Christian blessing as a friend to anyone that knew her ! Thinking of you all with love and deepest sympathy,
Troy and JoAnn
Troy and Jo Ann GabehartDumas, TX
We are sorry that we could not make it there to be of some help or comfort to all of you. Know that we love you and are praying for you and will be there in Spirit. Love to you all,
Tom and Mary Lou Armstrong
Tom and Mary Lou ArmstrongBella Vista, AR
Avalene, was such a sweet, caring lady with a precious family. We pray God's blessings on all of them at this sad time in their life. Love to all, Wanda and Raymond
Wanda and Raymond RitcheyDumas, TX
Thinking of all of the Sullivans at this loss of Avalene. Lots of memories of my wonderful neighbor when our children were growing up. Rest in peace beautiful Avalene.
Bubbles GoodAmarillo, TX
Avalene was a tremendously kind lady who had a great impact on me. My prayers go out to Bob and the family.
Brenda MartinezLubbock, TX