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Ora Mae Brownlee, 103 of Amarillo formerly of Dumas passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022. A Graveside Service is scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Northlawn Memorial Gardens in Dumas with Alan Williamson, officiating. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at Park Place Towers in Amarillo under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors.
Ora Mae Brownlee was born to Alpha and Dallas Hood in Duncan, Oklahoma on September 14, 1919. After 103 years, she passed to her heavenly home on November 6, 2022. Ora Mae married Avin W. Brownlee on October 2, 1941. During these wartime years, she traveled with her soldier husband from Brownwood, Texas, to Stark, Florida, to Camp Edwards in Massachusetts before he shipped oversea for twenty-seven months. Their first child was born three months later.
After Avin's return from WWII, they settled in Masterson, Texas where they lived from 1945-1967. Three more children were added to the family. She was involved with school and church activities with her children. The family moved into Dumas in 1967. During her years in Dumas she was active with the First
Baptist Church, Dumas Senior Citizens, Window on the Plains Museum, and the Happy Hatters. This group performed over three hundred times across the Texas Panhandle. In 2010, Ora Mae and Avin moved to Park Place Towers, an independent living center in Amarillo. She was an avid fisherman, reader, piano player, and seamstress.
Ora Mae was preceded in death by her husband and seven siblings. She is survived by four children, Avin Scott and Nancy Brownlee of Friendswood, Elizabeth and Bill Briscoe of Canyon, George Brownlee of Houston, and Mike and Brenda Brownlee of Stratford, six grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren, brothers Elvin, Dean, and Doyle Hood and sister Mary Barnes, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Window on the Plains Museum, 1820 S Dumas Ave, Dumas, TX 79029.
Saturday, November 12, 2022
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