Patsy Kempson Kiser

Patsy Kiser
Patsy Kiser

Patsy Kempson Kiser, 71, of Amarillo, TX died Monday, December 21, 2020.

Memorial graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Patsy was born December 28, 1948, in Amarillo, TX to Edgar and Ruth Kempson.  She grew up in Dumas, TX and graduated from Dumas High School.  She was a twirler at Texas Tech University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music.

Patsy was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Amarillo, and member of the Garden Club, PEO, and volunteered at Downtown’s Women’s Center.  She attended services and was a part of a Bible study group at First Baptist Church.

On April 3, 1976, she married Sam Kiser, whom she adored.  Together they operated the Crawford Ranch which was homesteaded in 1899, by her great-grandfather, Bud Crawford and has since remained in the family.

The Honorable Sam Kiser preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Kempson Kiser and wife Janette, and Blair Kiser and wife Jamie, all of Amarillo, TX; and four grandchildren, Shyanne, Cierra, Crawford, and Knox.

The family suggests memorials to benefit Amarillo Police Department or Potter County Sheriff’s Department in care of Herring National Bank, Attn: Melissa Rodriguez, 2201 Civic Circle, Amarillo, TX 79105.

25 Replies to “Patsy Kempson Kiser”

  1. I was heartbroken today when I learned about Patsy’s death. She was an amazing woman & a sweet friend. I rejoice in knowing that she is in heaven with her sweet Sam! We will miss her so much. I’m praying for The family.

  2. I’m sorry to learn of Patsy’s death. She was a beautiful person. Alvin knew her mother and enjoyed talking local history with her. We both appreciated what what fine people the Kempsons and Patsy and Sam Kiser were. Our world needs more of their kind.

  3. Edgar, Ruth, and Patsy were such a big part of my life in Dumas –good friends for many years to my folks, Herman and Alice Ochs. I was looking at a scrapbook last week and had pictures from my Rainbow Installation. Edgar and Ruth were my Rainbow Mom and Dad and Patsy was dressed in her long formal with those beautiful ringlets. I remember one time when my husband and I were waiting to get on the elevator at UAMS in Little Rock (my husband also had MM) and Patsy and Sam were getting off the elevator — just like old home week. They are together again and rejoicing with many in heaven. You’re in my thoughts and prayers!!!!

  4. I remember Patsy and Sam well, and I am sorry they are no longer with us. It was my honor and pleasure to get to know them both when I served as Kempson’s and Blair’s pediatrician. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  5. Kempson and Blair,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We lived in Dumas and knew your mother and grandmother, Ruth. They were both wonderful women. Patsy will be missed!

  6. What a beautiful of Patsy – thank you for sharing it. It brought back many memories of sharing our boys’ growing up days! One day fondly remembered was flying kites at their ranch, accidentally letting go of the string, and watching the “eagle” fly off into the wind. It was a beautiful day! I’m sure her precious Sam will be welcoming her. It was a pleasure knowing them both as good neighbors and “across the street” friends.

  7. Kempson and Blair,
    We were so sorry to hear the passing of your sweet Mom. She was a great lady and always had a smile on her face. The Bruegel Family send our prayers to each of you and your dear families. We have many fond memories of both of your parents during the years of school activities at St. Andrews and Tascosa High School.
    God bless you,
    Donna and Mike Bruegel
    Ashley and Michael Bruegel
    Whitney and Robert Russell

  8. I am crushed to read that Patsy has passed! She has been a customer where I work in Amarillo and our friendship seemed to resume right where it left off many years ago. She was behind me in school and I enjoyed watching her twirl in the band. She was cute and very down to earth! Classy. She was classy! I will miss her! So glad I knew her! My sympathy to her family.

  9. Patsy was a wonderful lady with a great sense of humor. I couldn’t wait to see what she was going to be wearing when she and I had an opportunity to be together. She had the greatest outfits. Patsy was a wonderful cook and hostess. She loved pickled okra. She loved her little dogs and didn’t mind them sharing her guests’ laps. I will truly miss her.

  10. I am so sorry to hear of Patsy’s passing. I didn’t know here well. Well enough to know what great twirler! Pasty will be missed ! My heart heart felt sympathy to her family,

  11. We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. Patsy was always so kind to all of us. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

    ~ the Beckham Family

  12. My heart is sad to learn of the passing of Patsy.
    We knew each other in Dumas and she played the organ for my wedding. I remember the Kempson family and driving by the Crawford Ranch on the road to Dumas. My deepest sympathy to the family .

  13. So very sorry to hear the news of Patsy’s death . . .knew her for many years from Dumas, knew her parents also . . . Beautiful lady and such a sudden passing . . .Many friends will miss her terribly and all our prayers go out to her sons and all family members . . .God Bless !!!!

  14. Never a sweeter or more fun woman was born. Go with God, Patsy. Lifting the family, asking God’s comfort and peace as you mourn Patsy’s death, and prepare to celebrate her beautiful life.

  15. Patsy was a year older than me and the same age as my oldest sister, Carolyn. My sister was a twirler also and Patsy was the gold standard for this skill. I believe she was allowed to be a fire twirler in High School. That is a lost art in the snow flake generations but was impressive to watch. My God bless her family and give them comfort and peace knowing the goodness that surrounds her now.

  16. Patsy was a life-long friend. She was beautiful, kind, and smart and treated everyone the same. I will miss her greatly.

  17. Patsy was truly my “Sister”! I will miss everything about her forever! We were the truest example of a friendship that deepened even though we never lived closer than 300 miles! We shared everything! She was my confidante and my children’s Aunt, and we will always miss her but cherish our memories and give thanks for having her in our lives! Our love and prayers will continue for her sons and their families!

  18. I also remember that precious, little flower-girl as I was maid-of-honor to my sister in the same-wedding. I always loved and adored that whole-family. I remember when Patsy and I were helping our-mother’s prepare for an old-fashioned dinner of the Fidelis Sunday School class at the First Methodist Church in Dumas. Patsy didn’t understand why they wanted the silverware turned upside-down as apparently was the old-fashioned way. Patsy proceeded to ask her mother “Did they even-have silverware when you were a little-girl?” Oh my, from the mouths of babes. I just was so-shocked when I saw the obituary. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others will tell you is right, wrong or indifferent. Travel the individual-pathway God has for each as there are no-pathways, only individual pathway. You are now the oldest-generation to take the reins and go forward. Cling tightly to our Lord’s unchanging and unfailing hand, He will never leave or forsake you. He will even carry you when the road is too-hard.

  19. 64 plus years ago Patsy was in a wedding for Betty and Bobbie Spencer as a beautiful, cutie flower girl, she became a beautiful young lady who loved people, a friend to all. Condolences to the family, now she is with those she loved walking the golden streets. God Bless to all,

  20. Patsy was an “original” – a friend I’ve known since seventh grade in Dumas. She was quirky at times, always fun to be with and forever ready for a road trip. She was my sweet friend who I will miss forever.

  21. Patsy was an “original” – a friend I’ve known since seventh grade in Dumas. She was quirky at times, always fun to be with and forever ready for a road trip. She was my sweet friend who I will miss forever.

  22. Patsy was a dear friend who was thoughtful, fun, welcoming hostess, wonderful cook, and one who who was dedicated to her family and friends. I and many others will miss our “ little friend.” God loves her and so do I.

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