Penelope Lynn “Penny” Phillips


Penelope Lynn “Penny” Phillips, 67, of Amarillo, Tx passed away peacefully on Monday, February 7th, 2022, with her beloved family by her side.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 11th at Hamlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Farwell, TX. The service will be followed by a burial at Sunset Terrace Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors in Amarillo.

Penny was born on April 29, 1954 to Elizabeth and Glenn Phillips. She grew up and graduated from Farwell High School in 1972. Penny was involved in basketball, cheerleading, band, and many other school activities. She was an active member of the Farwell Methodist Church youth group, where she grew her faith and was later baptized into Christ. Following high school, Penny attended college at Texas Tech, graduating with a degree in Education. Penny went on to pursue a career in teaching, giving her the opportunity to touch many lives over the years teaching Special Education in Lubbock, Canyon and Lazbuddie.

Penny had a heart for music, enjoyed cooking, loved traveling, and always looked forward to spending time with family and friends. Penny’s love for music began at a young age, as she was very talented and could play several musical instruments. She also had a passion for cooking, a great talent she had learned from her mother Liz. She had recently enjoyed passing that family torch on to her great nieces and nephews. Penny was an old soul and had a great gift for connecting with others and making everyone who knew her feel loved and valued. She was always proud to support her favorite coaches Don, Colby, and Sarah Carthel and was their #1 fan throughout their coaching careers. Penny loved her family dearly. She took great pride in spoiling her great nieces and nephews, whom she affectionately called her “Pookies”. She was everybody’s favorite Aunt Penny!

Penny was preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth and Glenn Phillips; and three brothers, Craig Darwin Phillips, Thad Newton Phillips, and Frank Glenn Phillips, along with her stepdad Don Williams.

Survivors include her sister, Cindy Carthel and husband Don of Amarillo, TX; a nephew, Colby Carthel and wife Sarah, and their children, Major, Bear, and Stone, of Nacogdoches, TX; a niece, Courtney Burgoon and husband Andrew, and their children, Kyler, Kylie, and Kelton, of Canyon, TX; an uncle, Charlie Phillips, of Amarillo, TX; numerous cousins, Linda and Jerry Irby, Connie and Joe Fiola, Al Phillips, Todd Phillips, Trace Phillips, Myrl Yeary, Ed Yeary, Martha Yeary, Beverly Yeary Olsen, Quinnetta Yeary, Jonette Yeary Jeter, and Clifford Yeary; her fiancé, Dexter Garner, his son Darren and his wife Heidi, and their son Daxton; and extended family and friends that she cared for very much.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorials be sent to one of the following or a charity of your choice:

Hamlin Memorial Methodist Church
324 5th Street
Farwell, TX 79325

Lazbuddie Special Education Department
675 FM1172
Lazbuddie, TX 79053

2 Replies to “Penelope Lynn “Penny” Phillips”

  1. Heartfelt condolences to family and friends. May God be your comfort, strength & peace during this time of sorrow. Linda Bland Young

  2. The world has lost a beautiful bright light . Penny and I have been friends since our college days at Texas Tech. No one could make me laugh the way she did. I have to remember those laughs now. We will meet again, and laugh some more. Till then, Godspeed, dear Penny. Your memory will be a blessing.

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