Carolyn Joyce Shreffler Hamilton


Carolyn Joyce Shreffler Hamilton
Carolyn Joyce Shreffler Hamilton

Carolyn Joyce Shreffler Hamilton, 79, of Amarillo, TX passed away on October 29, 2022.

Carolyn was born as the only child to Neva and Gerald Shreffler in Franklin, PA on November 17, 1942.  She moved to Jal, NM in 1956, and graduated from Jal High School in 1960.  Later, moved to Seminole, TX in 1972 as owner of White’s Auto Store, then moved to Amarillo, TX in 1995 to manage the Clairmont Retirement Community.  In 1997 Carolyn was parttime Manager of Sisters By Heart Gift Shop owned by her daughter Tanya Cordes and enjoyed spending her time with her grandchildren.   Carolyn also loved making crafts, scrapbooking, and spending time with family.  She will always be remembered by her witty sense of humor and contagious laugh.

She was preceded in death by her parents Gerald and Neva Shreffler of Jal, NM.  Survivors include her daughter Tanya Lynne Cordes and spouse David Cordes, of Amarillo, TX, daughter Teria Leigh Bradford and spouse Bryan Bradford of Garland, TX, and four grandchildren, Shawntee Bradford Neie of Little Elm, TX, Caleb Chase Cordes of Los Angeles, CA, Haleigh Brianna Kyung Bradford of Plano, TX, and Calynne Grace Cordes of Abilene, TX.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 5, 2022, in the Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, TX.

In lieu of flowers and plants, please send donations in memory of Carolyn J. Hamilton to Meals on Wheels, 7550 Outlook Dr., Amarillo, TX 79106.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

10 Replies to “Carolyn Joyce Shreffler Hamilton”

    1. Thank you, sweet friend! As you know, it’s hard to let your Momma go, but knowing that she is no longer suffering is very comforting.
      Thanks, again!

  1. As a Meals on Wheels volunteer, for the last couple of years we always looked forward to Friday visits with Mrs Hamilton & Bella…always engaged, sharp as a tack, and a highlight of our week! She will be missed…

    1. Thank you both very much…not only for your sweet words, but for taking our mother meals every Friday. She, and Bella, looked forward to your visit every Friday! You were the highlight of her week!
      Mom’s favorite uncle is also named Jackie…
      Thank you, again, for the sacrifice of your time in volunteering to make sure the shut-ins of Amarillo are being fed! That was so important for our family! My husband is now a Meals on Wheels volunteer because that was such a huge help to Mom.
      Tanya Cordes and Teria Bradford

  2. My heartfelt condolences to all of you. ❤️🙏Carolyn was a wonderful friend and another ‘mom’ to me while we lived down the street in Seminole. I know she loved you girls more than life itself! Sending love, prayers, and tight hugs for all of you~

    1. Thank you, Lisa! She loved you and that red hair! As I’m sure she told you many times, her daughters were supposed to have that beautiful red hair like yours! Not sure what happened to ours? LOL

      Give your beautiful Mom some extra hugs!

  3. Dear Cordes Family,
    What an incredible loss. I am so sorry.
    Carolyn was so much fun to visit with. Her laughter was in fact contagious! She so loved and spoiled her two girls until the grandkids arrived 😉.
    Family was everything to your sweet momma. Take good care of each other.
    Love you,

    1. Thanks, Bea! As you know, it’s hard losing your Mom!
      Yes, Teria and I were spoiled by her, but we didn’t know what spoiling was really all about until she had grandkids!
      Thank you, again, sweet friend.
      Tanya Banana

  4. Dear family, losing a mom is one of the most difficult things we experience in this life. Please know our family is grieving along with you and praying for you all to have comfort in knowing she is not suffering or in pain anymore.

    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Barry & Pamela (Shreffler) Cole Family

    1. Pam and family,
      Thank you so very much! Also, thank you for all of your help toward the end of Mom’s time, in getting us important telephone numbers we did not have, so we were able to complete a couple of her dying wishes before she left us to go the a much better place.
      Love you!

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