Bobby Lynn Honea

Bobby Lynn Honea, 94, of Amarillo, TX passed away on March 7, 2021.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M., Monday, March 15, 2021, at Llano Cemetery with Rev. Will Esler officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Bobby was born in Amarillo, TX on April 25, 1926, to Margaret and John Johnson.

Bobby grew up in Happy, TX then came to Amarillo where she graduated from Amarillo High School. She frequently sang with the USO at the Amarillo Air Force Base and performed in Opera Scenes with voice teacher Carol Lynn. She was a 70-year active member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority where she developed lifelong friendships and served her community. Bobby was a docent at the Amarillo Museum of Art for many years, as well as the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. She was a dedicated member of Westminster Presbyterian Church since the 1950’s and loved singing in the church choir.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Hoyt T. Honea.

Survivors include her daughter, Margie Gatza and husband, Don; daughter, Luanne Graham; daughter, Donna Christmas and husband, Rick; grandson, Todd Gatza; granddaughter, Kelli Harter and husband, Matthew; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Mason Harter; and countless dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Music Ministry.

6 Replies to “Bobby Lynn Honea”

  1. I will miss seeing her sit in front of me at church. She was so kind and had the most beautiful smile. She loved the choir and she loved music.
    What a blessing she and her family are to Westminster.

  2. Bobby was one of my dearest friends in my years at the art museum, and for almost as many years after we both left to do other things. She tolerated my weird extra-Amarilloid ideas and even adopted some of them in modified form, and I picked up a lot of good heartland values from the wonderful family of volunteers, among whom Bobby was one of the dearest. As Linda said above, I regret that we were unable to have our monthly lunches during COVID. I regret also not calling or sending a card when Rush Limbaugh passed away, knowing how much she liked him. I rejoice in her life and pray that she has traded pain for eternal peace.

  3. I’m so very sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. I’m especially sorry that we were unable to have our monthly docent lunches this past year..

    1. I became acquainted with Bobby at the Amarillo Museum of Art. However, she became a special and treasured friend when we worked together as volunteers at Panhandle Plains Historical Museum on art exhibitions . She was fun to work with and always willing to share her knowledge and expertise in a kind and caring manner. I miss her.
      Deepest thought of sympathy to the family.

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