Sandra Cone Huneke

Sandra Beth Huneke
Sandra Beth Huneke

Sandra Cone Huneke, 90, died peacefully at her home on Monday, March 20, 2023. Sandra was born in Amherst, TX on December 8, 1932. Sandra and her sisters Sharon and Judith grew up on a farm during the depression, which led Sandra to lifelong values of thrift and industry. After graduating from Texas Tech, Sandra moved to Houston where she met her future husband, David Huneke. Sandra and David returned to David’s hometown Amarillo, Texas where they ran and ultimately owned Huneke Furniture for 54 years.

Sandra enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, and reading and was especially grateful for these activities after David died. Sandra possessed a sharp wit, but also a soft heart, especially for those close to her. Sandra had three daughters, Karen Huneke and husband Harvey Richey, LeeAnn Nipp and husband Darrell, Carol Huneke, and Hayley Jewell; five grandchildren, Taylor Nipp, Madison Boyland, Hayden Baca, Ruby Peven, and Jackson Peven. And three great-grandchildren.

8 Replies to “Sandra Cone Huneke”

  1. Mrs. Huneke was always so kind to me when I spent many hours at their home as a close childhood friend with Lee Ann. They treated me like family and I will always remember that beautiful smile.

    May you rest in peace.

    With Grand Respect to the Huneke Women ~
    Kelley Fuhrbach

  2. So sorry to lose such an awesome neighbor. Karen & Harvey, as well as the rest of the family should know that David and Sandra were great people. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Mrs. Huneke – Karen’s mom is remembered often for the time she shared as my Brownie and Girl Scout leader. It was one of my first experiences in elementary school to be in someone else’s home. She and my mother who volunteered to assist her- they shared and taught us girls many invaluable lessons with each badge we earned. Meetings after school were a very special experience to learn working with others. Thoughts and prayers for the family during their grief.

  4. Loved Sandra—we always had a good time together–running carpool, playing bridge, or volunteering at the Speech & Hearing Center

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