Sally Simpson Kritser, 74, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2023, in Fort Worth, TX, surrounded by her loving family. Sally was a strong and independent woman of strong faith, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and mentor.
Born on June 12, 1948, Sally lived most of her life in Amarillo, TX, where she attended Tascosa High School and Amarillo Community College and later the University of Texas at Austin. Sally married David S. Kritser III in 1973, and she was a devoted partner and caregiver to him for over 40 years. Sally was very active in the lives of her two children, Gentry and John David, and the door to her home was always open and often served as a gathering place for friends and family.
Sally was an active member of the community and enjoyed the challenge of managing large volunteer projects, which included serving as Chairwoman of Fun Fest for the Junior League of Amarillo and leading the fundraising and construction of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, where her children attended.
Sally was known for her dry wit and sense of humor, which were uniquely her own. She never hesitated to call it like she saw it, and her friends and family loved her for it. Sally was always there for those she loved, and her friendship and fun touched many lives.
Sally is survived by her two children, her daughter, Gentry King and husband Ron of Fort Worth, TX, and her son, John David “J.D.” Kritser and his wife Shanna of Bend, OR, a brother, George “Skipper” Simpson of Lubbock, TX, as well as her five grandchildren, Clayton and his wife Ceileigh, Sloan, Ellie, Harper, and Jack. Her family will forever cherish her memory and the love she shared with them.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 11:00 am, at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Heal The City, a free healthcare clinic in Amarillo, in Sally’s memory https://www.healthecityamarillo.com/donate.
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4 Replies to “Sally Simpson Kritser”
Sally was the perfect wife for David. He loved her very much and knew that he could accomplish the charitable work that he felt was his calling with Sally as his lifelong partner. She will be greatly missed. GOD BLESS YOU.
Sally was a special, one of a kind lady. Enjoy precious memories of Fun Fest and working on needlepoint projects. Always a good friend
Sally was a dear. I moved away from Amarillo in 1989 so I have seen her in ages, but she was special. Sometimes I saw Gentry as she belonged to our church, but then we moved away. In 2010 we move to Lake Whitney.
Your wonderful wit and wisdom will never be forgotten. We’ll always have great memories of you and our times in Amarillo and the ranch and here in Seattle.
Jeanne & Charley