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Iris Warnell Jurado

December 3, 1936 — December 2, 2023

Iris Warnell Jurado, beloved wife, mother, sister, friend, and Nanny to all, passed away at age 86 and entered heaven on December 2, 2023, in Amarillo, Texas.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Schooler Funeral Home’s Brentwood Chapel, 4100 S. Georgia St., Amarillo, Texas 79110, with Scott Edwards, Elder-First Christian Church presiding.

Iris was born on December 3, 1936, in Chapin, South Carolina to Daniel Malpass and Susie Elizabeth Nicholson. She was married for 54 years to her husband Art who preceded her in death in 2010. She attended Amarillo college and West Texas State University and then worked for the Amarillo Independent School District. Iris and Art owned the original Dunkin Donuts and Tico-Taco here in Amarillo. They also owned their own small cleaning business and then ultimately retired from Pantex.

She was known for her sparkling green eyes, her beautiful smile, quick wit, and her generosity. She always had a lucky streak for winning at any game, whether it was bingo, slots or a spirited card game. She loved the Dallas Cowboys, and Coca-Cola. She loved her country, and God. Most of all she loved her family. Everyone who knew Nanny always had a seat her table. It was often said of Nanny, “that she loved you whether you were an in-law or an out-law”. Her kindness will be greatly missed by her family and friends, she always had a special way of making everyone feel loved.

She was preceded by her husband Arturo Jurado, her son Arturo Jurado II, her parents, and siblings: Joanne Staton, and her stepbrother Richard Leoffels.

She is survived by her daughters; Teresa Schult, Cynthia Rushing, Tammy Jurado Estes, and Kathy Solis; her sisters Clara Smith and Joyce LeCouter; her grandchildren Sephra Stephenson, Seth Paredes, Mika Paredes, KaCee Solis-Robertson, Jentry Pruitt, and Ethan Solis, Joseph and Joshua Schult; and her great grandchildren; Bellaxandra Stephenson, Maelie, Mace and Jett Pruitt, Wesley, Ace, and Jolie Schult.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Schooler Funeral Home Brentwood Chapel

4100 South Georgia Street, Amarillo, TX 79110

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