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Caroline Rita Hinton

May 4, 1931 — February 26, 2023



Caroline Rita Hinton, 91, of Amarillo, died peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones on February 26, 2023. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Lane Memorial Cemetery, located north of Sunray. Arrangements are under the direction of Beeson~Morrison Funeral Directors.

Caroline, the daughter of John and Lavon Worst was born in Texhoma, OK on May 4, 1931. She attended school in Texhoma and Sunray, TX where she graduated from high school. She married her high school sweetheart on March 17, 1949, and moved to Gruver in 1958. While in Gruver, Caroline took great care of her children and her home. She taught Sunday School at First Baptist Church, volunteered with the youth, and was a member of the choir. Howard and Caroline moved to Dumas in 1981. She had quite a green thumb and everything she grew flourished. She loved God’s nature and loved taking care of His creation. They always had a large vegetable garden that they shared with the community. She loved flowers, most especially wildflowers. Quilting was one of her favorite hobbies from which she received several awards. She was also an incredible cook and made the most fabulous apple pie you’ve ever tasted. She yearly made over one hundred pies, giving many away to family and friends.

She will be missed but her legacy of love will continue. Caroline, you fought the good fight, you finished the race, well done. May we all live our lives as beautifully as you.

She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a sister, Virginia.

Caroline is survived by three daughters: Stephanie Petersen of Santa Cruz, CA, Starrla Myers and husband Cody of Bushland, Shelley Beedy and husband Kyle of Flower Mound;  son: John Hinton and wife Karen of Weatherford; sister: Ruth Thatcher of Odessa; brother: John Mark Worst and wife Janie of Carrollton; grandchildren: Kaci Myers, Holt Myers and wife Chelsea, Ashley Dumar and husband Tyler, Avery Beedy, Tristan Hinton, Hunter Hinton and Khaden Williams of Aptos, CA; great granddaughter: Belle Caroline Myers. And many cousins, nephews, nieces, and dear friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice, Lisa Knaff and her staff, for the wonderful care. In lieu of customary remembrances, donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice: 3232 Hobbs Avenue, Suite A, Amarillo, TX 79109.

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