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Mary Lynn Garth

Mary Lynn Garth, 67 of Dumas, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021. Memorial Services will be held at 2 o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at First United Methodist Church with Gordon Clark officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors. A complete obituary will appear soon. Mary Lynn was born November 7,1953 in Amarillo, Texas to Pat and Arline McDowell. She was raised in Dumas surrounded by her wonderful family and many precious friends. She was an avid wife and Mother, she loved her husband and children and her grandchildren were her life. She had many adventures in life from owning a business with her best friend Janis to being a travel agent. Mary finally made the decision to be a restaurateur and opened The Alley Cafe in September 2001 with much help from so many friends and family. She loved to cook and loved all who came to visit. Mary was known throughout the community for her cooking and wonderful food, especially steak nights and Sunday brunches. Every Sunday brunch you could find Mary Lynn cooking and making biscuits with her dad, enjoying every minute. She served the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center for many years as well as The Cow Bells, Esprit Club, Pilot club and volunteered for Hospice. She loved everyone as if they belonged to her. Mary lived life to the fullest and had a good time and was the life of the party everywhere she went. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and nephew Jake McDowell. Mary Lynn is survived by her husband Mike Garth of the home, son Toad and wife Sheryl Garth of Pampa Texas, daughter Stacy and Husband Mike Roberts of Logan, New Mexico, 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; brothers: Mike and wife Susan McDowell and Dan and wife Kathy McDowell and several nieces and nephews. She was an amazing woman and will be missed by all.

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We love you Mary Lynn & are so thankful that you were a part of our lives. You were an angel on earth. You made a difference in our lives.

The Vaughan Family Sep 25 2021 12:00 AM

From sponsoring our rafting trips when I was in high school Clubettes to working together at Dumas Travel, Mary Lynn had me laughing constantly. I could write pages of memories of how she touched the hearts of my family. Love you Mike, Toad, and Stacy!

Shari Mason Sep 24 2021 12:00 AM

Mary Lynn will be greatly missed by Dobie and I. She was such a Sweetheart, and she offered to help with our wedding reception in which we truly appreciated. I will miss her beautiful smile and upbeat spirit.

Sarah & Dobie Derrick Sep 24 2021 12:00 AM

Mary Lynn was one of a kind. I am so fortunate to have had her as a part of my life. She was a great friend and I loved working along side her. I have many wonderful memories and of course SO many laughs. Mary Lynn touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

Sheryl Frische Sep 22 2021 12:00 AM

Mary Lynn and I were childhood besties and grew up in the same neighborhood. We shared many a fun and memorable adventure together. I will always remember her as that sweet, fun loving friend. RIP sweet lady, my prayers and thoughts are with you husband Mike, your brothers and your families. Paula Choate Elliott

Paula J Elliott Sep 22 2021 12:00 AM

Louis and I are saddened by Mary Lynns death. We have many special memories of times spent with all the Garths. Our love to Mike, Toad and Stacy.

Phyllis Dubuque Sep 22 2021 12:00 AM

With heartfelt condolences to your family for your loss of Mary Lynn.

Bob Redder, Debbie Evans and Family Sep 22 2021 12:00 AM

Mike and family, I am sorry for your loss. Mary Lynn was such a special person, as you well know. Many memories of years gone by (bridge, Cowbelles, and that interview at the Amarillo news station.) Mary Lynn had an infectious smile and was the happiest person I have ever known. May God keep His loving arms around each and every one of you at this time.

Jerrie Howe Sep 22 2021 12:00 AM

Mike, I and so sorry to hear about Mary Lynn's passing. I always enjoyed talking with her and you and loved the way she always took an interest in everyone's life. She was an amazing cook and made the best strawberry pie. I will miss her!

Robbie Ray Sep 22 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Garth

Robbie Ray Sep 22 2021 12:00 AM

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