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Rena Lucille Engram Popejoy

Rena Lucille Engram Popejoy, 88 of Sunray passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022. A Private Family Graveside will be held at Lane Memorial Cemetery. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, July 15, 2022, at Sunray High School Gymnasium with Dave Ruth and Bruce Broxson, officiating. Rena will be available for viewing on Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 1 o’clock until 8 o’clock in the evening at Morrison Memorial Chapel in Sunray. Arrangements are under the direction of Beeson Morrison Funeral Directors.

Rena was born on June 4, 1934, in Clovis, NM to M.C. and Ramona Engram. Rena married Dawson Popejoy on November 18, 1951 and raised 3 children in Sunray. She loved the town and the people of Sunray where she served as a councilwoman for the city. Rena worked as a beautician. She loved talking to people and never met a stranger. Rena could sell pencils on a NYC corner and know 6 people. She was a painter, knitter, sewer, and delicious cook. Rena was a member of Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi and First United Methodist Church. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandson: Jared Goolsby; sister: Dr. Karen Rich; parents; and nephews: Max Baer Engram, Scott Baccus, Terry Rich; niece: Lisa Elliott.

Rena is survived by her daughter: Pam Goolsby and husband Danny of Sunray, TX; sons: Rocky Popejoy and wife Lisa of Amarillo, TX, Mickey Popejoy of Dallas, TX; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers: Roy Engram and Kim Engram; sister: Eloise McGaillard; numerous nieces and nephews. 


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A candle was lit in memory of Rena Popejoy

Heather George Jul 15 2022 12:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rena Popejoy

Donna Ruth Jul 15 2022 9:20 AM

Love it that Rena and Doc were known as The Grand Parents of SunRay.. Such a Sweet Legacy..Love to all of you...

sandy engram Jul 14 2022 12:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rena Popejoy

sandy engram Jul 14 2022 12:03 PM

Rena was a beautiful funny lady. She could light up a room with her smile.I have known Rena since I was a little girl. I got to work with her at the Beauty Shop. She was a hoot and we had some fun times working together. I know heaven gained a extra special angel. Fly high Rena and keep watch over us here till we meet again. My prayers are with her family.

Sharon LaFever Gill Jul 11 2022 10:46 PM

You are in my thought and prayers. I thought the world of your mom. So sorry

Deborah Baker Jul 8 2022 12:24 PM

Many thoughts and prayers for your family. Losing a pair of parents is so difficult, but comforting that they are Home together. Also had wonderful visits with Rena. She kept up with the Sunray kids right along side Doc.

Barbara Miller Jul 8 2022 10:37 AM

So sorry for your loss ❤🙏❤🙏 for all of the family.

Larry & Carol Bolton Jul 8 2022 2:58 AM

Rena was a very special woman! She taught me so much and loved with all she had! I sure have missed our chats and will forever miss her advice! ♥️

Bri Grajeda Jul 7 2022 11:51 PM