Doris Faye “MeMa” Salmon


Doris Faye “MeMa” Salmon passed away peacefully on July 31, 2023, at the

Doris Faye Salmon
Doris Faye Salmon

age of 88, surrounded by family.

Doris was born on June 21, 1935 to John Henry and Stella Crawford in Clarendon, Texas. She attended Clarendon High School. In 1951, Doris met Richard Salmon and after a short romantic courtship, they were married in 1952. They had 4 children, Jane born in 1952, Larry born in 1955, Morgan born in 1956, and Susie born in 1957.  In 1961 they moved to Amarillo.

After the death of Richard Salmon in 1974, Doris lived at times in Dallas and Florida with her daughter, Jane.  In 1993, Doris met her soul mate Billy Morg and moved to the farm in Brice, Texas until his death in 2011, after which she moved back to Amarillo.

Back in Amarillo, Doris reconnected with her life-long church, Washington Avenue Christian Church, where she deepened her Christian faith and enjoyed wonderful fellowship.

Doris was a kind, caring and loving mother to all of her children, raising all 4 of them to go on to accomplish great things.  She was a strong woman who faced every challenge in her life with courage and dignity. Family came first and was above all else to Doris, a value she instilled in all those around her. Mom was our biggest cheerleader and our constant supporter. Our mother was a source of inspiration to us all and she will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives she touched.

Doris continued her love and dedication to family with her 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Doris was so proud of her large extended family and loved them all dearly.

Doris was predeceased by her husband, Richard, her soul mate, Billy Morg, her parents John Henry and Stella Crawford, and her brother, John Wesley Crawford.  She is survived by her 4 children, Jane (late husband Franz) Maenner, Larry (Ginger) Salmon, Morgan (Pamela) Salmon, and Susie (Mike) Wing: her 7 grandchildren, Brandon (Lindsey) Wing, Micah (Charles) Carden, Ashley (Josh) Ashley, Barrett Salmon, Meredith (Bret) Errington, Taylor (Janice) Salmon, and Logan (Tara) Salmon: her 13 great-grandchildren, Walt, Wyatt & Morgan Wing; Ryah, Clara, Emry & Calem  Carden; Field & Swayze – Kate Ashley; Penny Rose & Henry Salmon; and Colby & Pacey Salmon.

Our family is so grateful for the loving care our Mom received from the kind and dedicated care providers in the last year of her life.

Visitation: Friday, August 11, 2023 at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79109.

Funeral Service: Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 10:30 am, Washington Avenue Christian Church, 3800 S. Washington St., Amarillo, TX 79110.

Burial:  Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 2:00 pm, Citizens Cemetery, Clarendon, Texas.

6 Replies to “Doris Faye “MeMa” Salmon”

  1. Anyone who knew Ms Doris, loved her!!! We enjoyed seeing her every week at Susie’s Beauty Shop. She was funny, witty, and so sweet. She’ll be greatly missed. Blessings , and prayers to her family.

  2. I had some fun times with Doris. I know her passing will leave a huge hole in your hearts. Just know, she is watching and laughing at all of us from Heaven. Sending lots of love to all her family.

  3. Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. Doris was like a second mom to me over the past 40 years. I loved chatting with her. She was a special woman. I sure will miss her Christmas cards she sent every year. May she rest in peace.

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