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Velma Ruth McCoun

September 17, 1935 — February 19, 2022

Velma Ruth McCoun, 86 of Amarillo, Texas passed away on February 19th 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.

Velma was born September 17, 1935 in Hooker, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Estelle Earl and Bonnie Marie Booth. She excelled in typing and shorthand in high school which ultimately led to her employment in the agriculture department where she worked for many years.  Velma was an active member of the Methodist Church in Hooker where she played the piano for the Sunday school class that her mother taught. She had a great love for music. She had a beautiful voice and had extreme talent in all that she did.

She was happily married to her husband David Roger McCoun for over 65 years. They lived In Guymon, Oklahoma for a short period of time where their first son was born before moving to Stillwater, Oklahoma while Roger attended OSU. They moved back to Guymon where they had their second son.  In 1964 they moved to Amarillo, Texas where they have been ever since.

Velma loved painting, cooking, sewing and playing games with her family. She loved going camping in Colorado with her kids and grandkids. The family camping trips were the inspiration for many of her beautiful paintings that fill the walls of their home to this day. Velma was a great cook and made the best brownies in the entire world.   Family game night was her favorite. She really loved playing and winning at UNO. Velma loved her family more than anything. She was strong in her Christian faith and was a great follower of Christ. She was dearly loved and her memory will live in our hearts forever ever.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents and daughter-in-law, Paula McCoun of Abilene.  She is survived by her husband, Roger, two sons,  Kelly McCoun (wife Roxana) of Abilene and  Chris McCoun of Carrollton, grandchildren,  David McCoun (wife Amelia) of Lubbock and Haley McCoun of Carrollton, brother, Johnny (wife Selma) of Richardson and nieces and nephews of Texas (Wylie, Lucas, and McKinney),  and California (Yucaipa, and Palm Desert).

A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

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