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Regene Rose (Bichsel) Connell

April 19, 1931 — December 1, 2023

Dallas, Texas

Regene Rose Connell, 92, formerly of Amarillo, passed peacefully in Dallas, Texas on Friday, December 1, 2023.

Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, December 15, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, 1200 S. Washington Amarillo, TX. with Father Anthony Neusch presiding.

Regene was born in the St. Francis community on April 19, 1931, to Aloys Paul and Martha Matilda Bichsel.  She graduated from St. Mary's Academy and attended classes at Amarillo College and West Texas State in Canyon.  She was employed for 39 years at Santa Fe Energy in the Land & Geological Drafting Department.  Regene was a member of the Desk & Derrick Club, St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary, St. Mary's Choir and St. Catherine's Altar Society Circle.  She enjoyed church activities, volunteering, traveling, singing, line dancing, painting, crafts, playing bridge, and especially spending time with family and her special friends.

Regene moved to Plano, TX, from Amarillo in May 2014, to be nearer her son, Kevin, and his family, and resided at Sunrise Senior Living until her death on December 1, 2023.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, C. J. Bichsel and Maynard Bichsel; and sisters, Georgine Bichsel and Frances Goodin.

Survivors include her son, Kevin Connell and wife, Donna; granddaughter, Kaylee Ann Connell, all of Plano, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honor of Regene R. Connell to the Amarillo Catholic Diocese, St. Mary's Cathedral, or St. Francis Catholic Church.

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