Shirley Ann Wallick, age 74, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away on April 28, 2022. Shirley was born on August 4, 1947, the eldest of four daughters born to Luther and Ina Lou Stephens.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends at Pinnacle Community Church at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2022. A community potluck will follow.
Shirley loved traveling the world with her husband Glenn Allan Wallick. Together for 53 years, they visited many countries in Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.
Shirley had a long career as a librarian which concluded with her retirement in May of 2011 from San Jacinto Elementary School. She is survived by a love of books and reading she passed on to many children, including her own.
A lifelong seamstress, she became an accomplished quilter after retiring, even teaching quilting in Amarillo.. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shirley created over 1,000 face masks that she donated to support native and tribal peoples. She was in constant service to others.
An avid Scouter, in 1995 Shirley was presented the Silver Beaver Award, which is bestowed upon only those who have given continued and unselfish service. She served in many voluntary leadership roles as her children moved through the Cub Scouts and then Boy Scouts programs, but she continued to be an active and accomplished Scouter in her own right, working as Wood Badge assistant director for many years as well as being a staff member at Philmont Scout Ranch.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Glenda Aldridge. She is survived by her husband Glenn and sisters Marylin Elwood of Naples, Florida, and Cathie Godwin of Athens, Texas, sons Jeffrey Wallick and wife Amanda of Amarillo, and Scott Wallick and wife Binita of Dix Hills, New York, and her beloved grandchildren Hayley and Archer Wallick.
The family suggests memorials be made in Shirley’s name to Golden Spread Council, Boy Scouts of America at bit.ly/shirleybsa or 401 Tascosa Rd, Amarillo, TX 79124 (806-358-6500).