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Andy Chamblin
Andy Chamblin
Class of 1987
Passed Feb 06, 2006
Dr. Howard Andrew Chamblin, 36, formerly of Amarillo, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with Dr. Winfred Moore officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Howard Andrew Chamblin was born May 13, 1969, in Lubbock to Ed and Caroline Chamblin. He moved with his family to Amarillo when he was 3 weeks old.

He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1987 where he was active on the golf team, the Latin Club and the academic decathalon program. He always considered his AHS calculus teacher, Dale Martin, to be his first mentor. He also loved music, studying keyboard at WTAMU and under the tutelage of Amarillo Symphony Conductor Robert Bernhardt. In 1991 he graduated from Rice University with a degree in mathematics. He started his Ph.D. program at Oxford University before he was invited to move to Cambridge University to study with the world-famous theoretical physicist, Professor Steven Hawking, widely proclaimed as Einstein's heir. Under Professor Hawking's tutelage, he obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1997.

Returning to the United States, he did a three-year post-doctoral study at MIT, before taking a position at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2000. While living in the Southwest, he took great pride in climbing all of the Fourteeners in Colorado.

As part of the Hawking Group, he published more than 30 adjudicated papers on the subjects of general relativity and the origins of the universe. He delivered these papers at conferences around the world, including Israel, France and Switzerland. He loved research but he also loved lecturing and teaching, once receiving a standing ovation for a lecture he gave at the University of Chicago. In 2003 he moved to the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky where he was assistant professor and guest lecturer in physics, at the time of his death.

Dr. Chamblin is survived by his parents, Ed and Caroline Chamblin of Amarillo; his grandfather, Andrew Warren Stowe of Amarillo; a brother, Jonathan Chamblin of Bernalillo, N.M.; an aunt and uncle, Joan and J.G. Serrata and cousins James Serrata, Edward Serrata, Lucinda Serrata Roman and Janine Serrata Tudoni, all of San Francisco; as well as cousins Kim Galloway Holston and Mark Galloway of Amarillo and Rhonda Boyce of Austin.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be to the physics or music programs at West Texas A&M University.

Amarillo Globe-News, Feb. 9, 2006
Charles Samples
Charles Samples
Class of 1949
Passed Aug 22, 2011
(no additional information)
Christina L (christy) Henry
Christina L (Christy) Henry
Class of 1989
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Christopher Alan Gray
Christopher Alan Gray
Class of 2000
Passed Jun 08, 2001
He was taken from us way too early but God was ready for him to come home. He was a good son, a good father, a good friend to many, many people and the best brother to his sister. He is and has been missed so much.

Although he no longer walks this earth his HEART still remains. You see Christopher was an organ donor. His heart was donated to a lady in Oklahoma, his liver to a gentleman in Oklahoma and his kidneys to a lady in Dallas. We have met and keep in touch with the lady in Oklahoma. We are apart of each others families.

Christopher is missed and loved very much.

Love ya,
Dad, Mom, and Sis
Christy Gualtiere
Christy Gualtiere
Class of 1985
(Passed date unknown)
We miss you Christy! You were one of my closest friends in gradeschool at South Georgia.. Doesn't seem right you weren't there for our reunion...but we all remembered you and they remembered you through the video "in rememberance". Believe me when I say... Christy was one of a kind...and we all love her and miss her very much!
Douglas Holland
Douglas Holland
Class of 1976
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Garry P. Virden
Garry P. Virden
Class of 1987
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Karlen Bruner Bain
Karlen Bruner Bain
Class of 1955
Passed Dec 06, 2009
(no additional information)
Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor
Class of 1996
Passed Dec 17, 2003
(no additional information)
Kimberly Cornelius
Kimberly Cornelius
Class of 1985
(Passed date unknown)
Kimberly Jane Cornelius, 38, of Amarillo died Thursday, March 16, 2006.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Llano Cemetery. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Palo Duro Baptist Church in Wildorado with Dr. Ron Muller, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Kimberly Jane was born Aug. 29, 1967, in Amarillo to Patty Robertson and Hallen "Tuck" Cornelius. She lived in Amarillo all of her life. She graduated from Amarillo High School in 1985.

She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from West Texas A&M University. Kimberly Jane taught school at River Road and Randall High School. She also taught Sunday school at Paramount Terrace Christian Church.

Kimberly Jane loved her son and family. She was intelligent, dedicating her early adult life to her education and career. She had a lot to offer in the way of support to family and friends. She was strong and persevered through life's obstacles.

She was generous, kind and a good listener. She will be remembered for her sweet voice and her willingness to make sacrifices for others.

Survivors include a son, Tyler May; Tyler's father, Eric May; her parents, Patty and Claude Robertson, all of Wildorado, and Tuck Cornelius of Amarillo; a sister, Karen Shepherd; nieces, Kristen and Kaylee Shepherd; a brother-in-law, Mark Shepherd, all of Amarillo; and many loving uncles, aunts and cousins.

The family suggests memorials be to NAMI - Texas Panhandle Alliance for the Mentally Ill, P.O. Box 7733, Amarillo, TX 79114-7733.

Amarillo Globe-News, March 19, 2006
Leah Upton Hammonds
Leah Upton Hammonds
Class of 1985
(Passed date unknown)
eah Upton Hammonds, 42, formerly of Amarillo, died Monday, March 30, 2009.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with Monsignor Harold Waldow officiating. Arrangements are by Cox-LaGrone Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Leah was born Jan. 25, 1967, in Amarillo, where she was raised, and was a 1985 graduate of Amarillo High School. She also attended Amarillo College. She married Jason Hammonds on Jan. 17, 1986, in Amarillo. They moved to Dallas from Amarillo in 1990.

She was a workers' compensation case manager for Coventry Insurance Co. Leah loved being a wife and mom, and loved genealogy. She also loved the holidays, when she could spend time with her family. She was a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jason Hammonds of Hickory Creek (Denton area); a daughter, Ansley Hammonds of Hickory Creek; and a son, Hayden Hammonds of Hickory Creek; her parents, Richard and Martha Upton of Amarillo; a sister, Anissa Upton and spouse Amy of Amarillo; and her grandmothers, Margaret Barbour and Cleta Upton, both of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be to American Cancer Society, 3915 S. Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

Amarillo Globe-News, April 1, 2009
Michelle L (shelly) Hobson
Michelle L (Shelly) Hobson
Class of 1987
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Pamela S (pam) Mobley
Pamela S (Pam) Mobley
Class of 1987
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Robert Bigelow
Robert Bigelow
Class of 1942
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Stacy Beck
Stacy Beck
Class of 1985
Passed Sep 21, 2004
Stacy Beck passed away 9-21-04. She was a dear friend to many of us; and will be sorely missed. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate her in time to let her know what her friendship growing up meant to me.
I am clipping her obituary for y'all.
Story last updated at 1:21 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2004

Stacy Lynn Sanders

KELLER - Stacy Lynn Sanders, 37, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, in Bedford. Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel.

Visitation: 1 - 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, 5725 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville, 76034. Stacy was born Feb. 4, 1967, in Austin. She was loved and constantly surrounded by family and friends, before and during her illness. She will be deeply missed. Survivors: husband Richard, son Sean and daughter Meagan; parents Roger and Lorraine Beck; brothers Roger and Todd Beck; and many friends and neighbors.
Stephen Jameson
Stephen Jameson
Class of 1987
Passed Nov 05, 2002
Mr. Jameson was born in Amarillo. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1987. He attended Texas Tech University and West Texas A&M University. He received a bachelor of science degree in 2001.

He was an Army veteran. He worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for eight years and had been at the Clements Unit since 1997. He was a member of Paramount Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Andrew Jameson, Michael Wagner and Andy Wagner, all of Amarillo; his parents, Benny and Rita Jameson of Amarillo; a sister, Tammy Brock of Amarillo; his grandparents, Albert and Doris Tredway of Amarillo and Gladys Jameson of Springfield, Mo.; and a special friend, Courtney Wagner of Amarillo.
Tara Vaughn
Tara Vaughn
Class of 1997
(Passed date unknown)
Passed away in dallas texas and is survived by her daughter Mackinzie, brother Ty and Mother debra
Todd Anderson
Todd Anderson
Class of 1986
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)

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