Marilyn Marie Downing

Marilyn Marie Downing
Marilyn Marie Downing

Marilyn Marie “Pat” Downing, 86, of Amarillo, TX died Monday, November 9, 2020.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Llano Cemetery with Wayne Griffin of Second Baptist Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Pat was born November 22, 1933, in Medicine Lodge, KS to Harley and Gail Wilson.  After high school she attended college at Northwestern University, Alva, OK, West Texas State University where she received her Master’s Degree in Education, and Texas Tech University where she received her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology. Pat spent many years teaching school as a music teacher then as a Speech Pathologist.  She loved playing the Clavonea at her church.  Pat married Billy Ray Downing in 1957 in Amarillo, TX.

Survivors include son Robert and stepson Ken Downing and family.

Family suggests memorials be made to Second Baptist Church.

Family will receive friends from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, November 16, 2020, at the funeral home.


10 Replies to “Marilyn Marie Downing”

  1. I remember her as my music teacher at Whittier Elementary. I loved her so much. She was always kind and loved her job. I will miss her.

  2. Thank yall so very very much for your thoughts during this time! Our sweet red head is now with her beloved dancing the streets of gold! No longer bound to these worldly chains!
    Again many thanks!
    Robert, Annet Ken & Kris Downing

  3. Pat, you will missed. You were a kind and thoughtful neighbor. I miss seeing you come across the street to talk. Now you and Bill are back together again. Rest In Peace Pat you are whole again.

  4. Life affords many opportunities but the best ones are getting to meet special people; I had the privilege of meeting and knowing Pat and Billy Downing. Pat was the teacher I would have loved to sit under. Her wit and tenacity always kept me on my best behavior. I pray comfort for Robert and the family; God bless!

  5. Robert and Ken very sorry for your loss . God’s comfort and presence surround you both and loved ones. May the fruit of her legacy and love always be with you both .

  6. Ken and Robert, I am so sad to read of Pat’s passing, but I’m also happy to know she is out of the grip of her illness and walking the streets of gold! Pat was a treasured friend and loved by me and my family. We celebrate Pat today for her friendship, love and service!

  7. Grandma Pat. You were my adopted mom. I loved you and love you still. You were always there for me and my family. I may have helped you a slight bit but it will never compare with you motherly advice you gave me on a daily basis. I miss seeing you on a daily basis. I miss the cooking advice, the motherly advice, I miss everything about you. When life got hard I always could count on you. You picked Tiff up and kept her when she was sick. You took her on adventures when school was out. I remember watching 4th of July fireworks with you. Im sorry I couldnt see you for awhile due to life getting busy and Covid I do hope you know how much I looked up to you. Loved you and appreciated you. You were my adopted mom and my daughters adopted grandma. I will always love you sweet lady. Till we see each other again because I know where you are. Ill love you always.

  8. You weren’t just a neighbor but my grandmother (I adopted you!) and friend. I spent so many summer days and sick days home from school running around with you and having coffee with the girls. You were always there when I needed you whether it was to hem my first scrub pants or help with homework. You will be missed more than words can say and I just hope you are up there with bill making up for lost time because you’ve missed him for so many years now! We love you and will miss you more than words can express.

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