Martha Diana Cox Rudolph, Ph. D.

Martha Diana Cox Rudolph, Ph. D.
Martha Diana Cox Rudolph, Ph. D.

Martha Diana Cox Rudolph, Ph. D., 74, of Amarillo, TX passed away on January 2, 2021, in Amarillo.

Diana was born November 11, 1946, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Nathan and Martha Cox. She married Larry Wayne Smith on June 22, 1991.
Diana was a gifted clinical psychologist and spent decades serving both adolescents and older adults in nursing homes across the Texas Panhandle until her retirement. She loved gardening with Larry, long road trips to visit grandchildren, cooking, reading, painting, and playing piano, and the occasional video game. Diana was also fond of the Amarillo area performing arts. She spent endless hours loving her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving husband, Larry Smith, of Amarillo, TX; her children and grandchildren: Karen (Rudolph) and Cody Wilson, Kyle, Claire, and Carlie of Atlanta, Georgia; Zach Smith and Mylan Phung, and Jackson of Eastland, Texas.
Celebrations of life services will be scheduled for a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith City Mission, the Salvation Army, or High Plains Public Radio.

5 Replies to “Martha Diana Cox Rudolph, Ph. D.”

  1. I met Diana when I was in undergraduate school at NTSU. She had just started her master’s when we met. I lived with her (and Karen) for about a year in 1978 before I got married. Karen, you were 6 years old when I lived with ya’ll in Richland Hills.
    Diana was such a valuable friend and mentor to me during that time. My (now ex) husband and I visited her in Amarillo in the 80s. I always meant to get back in touch and I just randomly googled her today and found this. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

  2. Thank you Jo. You were such a life long dear friend to my mom. When I see a yellow tablet, I always think of my mom. Love to you!

  3. Diana was a wonderful friend of mine during the time I lived in Amarillo. She and I had just finished our training and were both studying for the licensing exam. We often went for tea or coffee and loved to share books and our ideas about life. She was determined to be a wonderful mother for Karen and was thoughtful about what would be best for her. After I returned to Las Cruces she and I kept in touch by letter (normal in those old days) and would each pour our hearts out on yellow writing tablets. We also attended many conferences together for a number of years. She was so pleased to find her husband Larry and to enjoy many shared activities with him. In these last few years we played words with friends and spoke occasionally on the telephone. She was a strong, beautiful person.

  4. Loved and admired this very special gifted woman whom I was proud to call a friend.
    Sending more prayers for peace to the entire family.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.