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1938 Sandra 2024

Sandra Glee McWilliams Childers

October 24, 1938 — April 29, 2024

Sandra Glee McWilliams Childers, 85, of Amarillo passed away Monday, April 29, 2024 peacefully at her residence surrounded by her 3 children. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 1, 2024 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors. 

Sandra was born October 24, 1938, in Sudan Texas to the Rev. John Henry & Iva Lula McWilliams. Sandra was a graduate of McCallum High School in Austin Texas. While in Austin she was on the Cheer Squad at McCallum HS, a lifeguard and model. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and worked at the Texas Capitol. Sandra later worked in Washington D.C. for the then US House of Representative from the Austin area. After returning to Dallas Texas in the late 1950’s, Sandra modeled for the Kim Dawson Agency before becoming an Executive Assistant to renowned oil and gas "wildcatter" Mayer B (Duke) Rudman. 

Sandra moved to Amarillo in the late 1960’s and worked for AAA Travel and Jack Fuqua Insurance. Sandra was a member and supported St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Amarillo Little Theater, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Amarillo Junior League, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo Symphony and Chamber, Lonestar Ballet and National Museum for Women in the Arts Washington, D.C., serving as President of the Texas committee. She proudly served for many years on the State Bar of Texas District Grievance and Ethics Committee. Sandra also contributed her time to many other Texas and Panhandle charitable organizations. 

Sandra was a naturalist at heart and understood the importance of trees in the Panhandle. She and Miles are responsible for hundreds of trees planted at the LX Ranch and those planted at Childers Park, the private field enjoyed by St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and Church. Sandra was the driving force behind the restoration and preservation of the Dugout, Ice House, Spring House, Commissary, Bunkhouse and Main House at the LX Ranch Headquarters. Sandra’s efforts qualified these structures for the National Register of Historic Places. She also expanded the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center seeding program in the Texas Panhandle. 

In her lifetime Sandra enjoyed tennis, water and snow skiing, horseback riding, geology, astronomy, genealogy, music, travel and was an avid philatelist (stamp collector). Her travels took her to 6 of the 7 continents and the different cultures and people she encountered had a profound impact on her views of our world. Sandra shared her love of music and travel with her family and friends, from opera and symphony to musicals and rock concerts, Sandra appreciated and enjoyed them all. 

Sandra is survived by her daughter Danielle Farrell and husband Jim, son Kip Frazer and wife Christian, daughter Meredith Childers Varlamis and husband Dimitrios. Brother Travis McWilliams and wife Joan, brother Joe McWilliams and wife Jean. Grandchildren Claire and fiancée Curtis, Price and wife Ava, Reaves and wife Markley. Great grandchildren Camden, Cadence, Walt, Tommy and Link, and Sandra’s spouse of 54 years Miles Childers. 

Sandra was preceded in passing by her father Rev. John Henry McWilliams, mother Iva Lula McWilliams, brother Hank McWilliams and grandson Blake Box II. 

The family would like to thank Rubie, Shammarie, Lennox and Rebecca for their compassionate care and Shelly Evans from BSA Hospice. 

In lieu of flowers the family would like you to consider a donation to St. Andrews Episcopal Church or your favorite charity supporting the Arts. 

To send flowers to the family in memory of Sandra Glee McWilliams Childers, please visit our flower store.

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 1, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St Andrew's Episcopal Church

1601 S Georgia St, Amarillo, TX 79102

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