Byrdie M. Hogendorn


Byrdie M. Hogendorn
Byrdie M. Hogendorn

Byrdie M. Hogendorn, 92, passed away peacefully from a short illness on November 8, 2021, in Amarillo, Texas. Byrdie was born in Walnut, Kansas in 1929 to William Alta McClintick and Louella B. McClintick. She was married to Orie Dunn from 1948 to his death in 1979. She then married Edward Hogendorn in 1992 until he died in 2015.

She was a longtime member of First Christian Church of Amarillo from 1970 until her passing. She worked in many capacities in the church as well as being active in the U & I Sunday school class, Happy Timers, and the Disciples Women’s group. Even during the time of the pandemic, she continued to be faithful to her church by attending online. From the early 1970s to the late 1980s, she worked as a sales associate with the JCPenney company. So many knew Byrdie through her garden and her love of plants and flowers, and that luscious lawn, the envy of many, in spite of Amarillo drought. She loved to give visitors a tour of her garden. 

She found the two great loves of her life in Orie Dunn and in Ed Hogendorn. Because of them, she was fiercely patriotic, proud of her husbands, both of whom served their country during time of war. But, most importantly, Byrdie loved her family. She raised four sons, she doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, belovedly known as “Grams” and “Great Grams.”

She is survived by her oldest brother, Ellis McClintick of Omaha, NE; four sons, Gary Dunn of Burleson, TX, Charles Dunn and wife Sandy of Amarillo, TX, Greg Dunn and wife Melinda of Austin, TX, and Mike Dunn and wife Laura of Bedford, TX; close friend of the family, John Collier and wife Mary of Cypress Springs, TX; five grandchildren, Andrea McDonald, Leanne Dunn, Hannah Fox, Garry (Bo) Erdman, Jr., and the late Tonya Huggins; 16 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her two husbands; her parents; her sister, Betty; four brothers, Bill, Bob, AW, and Charles; one half-sister, Etheline; and daughter-in-law, Cynthia Dunn.

The family will receive guests during a visitation on Friday, November 12, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, located at 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, Texas 79109. A private burial service will be held at Llano Cemetery. Memorial service, open to all, will be performed at First Christian Church, Robison Chapel of the Plains, at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Masks will be required to ensure the health of our guests.

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