Patsy Jean (Harrell) Naugher


Patsy Jean (Harrell) Naugher
Patsy Jean (Harrell) Naugher

Patsy Jean (Harrell) Naugher, 90, of Amarillo, TX moved from her earthly home to her heavenly home on December 19, 2021.

Pat was born on September 11, 1931, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas to L.D. and Wilma Harrell. She graduated from North Little Rock High School then worked for the Arkansas Forestry Division in Little Rock, Arkansas before she met Donald Samuel Naugher in Wichita Falls, TX.  Don was stationed at Shepherd AFB where he was teaching B-29 Aircraft and Engine Mechanics. They were married on the base, June 17, 1952. After Don’s deployment to Japan, they settled in Texas where they raised their family. As a couple Pat and Don lived in Little Rock, Ft. Worth, Cleburne, and then moved to Amarillo in 1969.

Pat was a wonderful wife, homemaker, Mom, Grandma and friend. She loved to cook, and her kitchen was a place that brought her much joy. Another happy place was her garden where she could be found tending her vegetables and flowers. Pat was also an excellent seamstress. She sewed clothes for herself and her children for many years, even learning how to sew suit coats and pants for Don after they moved to Amarillo.

Pat and Don were members of St. Mark Methodist Church of Cleburne and Buchannan Street United Methodist Church of Amarillo before becoming members of Trinity Fellowship Church where they have been since 1978. Pat and Don were very involved with the Bethesda Outreach Center of Trinity Fellowship Church for 11 years. They oversaw ordering food from the Amarillo Food Bank and getting the food sacked and ready for pick up the following day. Pat would often cook lunch for the volunteers who came to work at Bethesda. They always looked forward to eating her pies. Pat and Don also enjoyed many years of being door greeters at Trinity Fellowship Church. In general, they loved people and were loved by many in return.

Above all else, Pat was a woman of great faith who loved her Lord and Savior with all her heart. She loved studying His Word and filled many notebooks with truth and wisdom she gained from her studies. She was a prayer warrior who was always ready to pray. Pat looked forward to her time spent in her prayer closet talking with God and listening for His voice.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Royce Harrell, Lindell Harrell, and Waymon Harrell; and her sister, Trella (Harrell) Waters.

Pat is survived by her husband, Don Naugher; her children, David Naugher and wife Cindy of Lubbock, Sammye (Naugher) Mardis and husband Cecil of Cleveland, TX, and Brett Naugher and wife Deborah of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to offer a sincere thanks to the staff of Five Points Nursing and Rehabilitation and to BSA Hospice of the Southwest for the wonderful love and care that they extended to Pat and her family.

Private burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery. A memorial service for Pat will be held in the Trinity Fellowship Church Student Ministry Center at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 15, 2022, with Pastor Kyle Wilkinson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith City Mission, P.O. Box 870, Amarillo, Trinity Fellowship Church, 5000 Hollywood Road, Amarillo, or a charity of your choice.

5 Replies to “Patsy Jean (Harrell) Naugher”

  1. We love Don and Pat so much and they have been special friends for several years. Pat will be greatly missed, but so thankful that we have the assurance that we will see her again some day.

  2. So hard to say goodbye, but it is only farewell, not final. What a precious person was Pat, who touched so many of us with tenderness and her godly spirit. So grateful we were able to share a part of life with her. God bless you, Don, and your family during this time of loss!

  3. What a saint has returned home! Don, and family, I know your hearts are sad. I know how very much you will miss her earthly presence, but I know you are rejoicing that she is in the arms of Jesus and in the fellowship of the saints. You will be in my prayers as you walk these next days. Much love, Vicki Cumming

  4. What a beautiful obit and beautiful life! I have known and loved her and Don many years. So thankful for my envolvment in their lives.
    She will be missed! Laura Joy

  5. My sympathy to you, Donald and all your family in the loss of your wife of many years! She must have been a great lady and will be missed by all who knew her and loved her! Know each family member and friend will treasure some great memories. Lynn Duncan

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