Alma “June” Bearden, 92, of Amarillo went to be in the presence of the Lord on July 30, 2019.
Family will receive friends from 4:30-6:00 p.m., today at Schooler Funeral Home Brentwood Chapel, 4100 S. Georgia St. Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019 in Llano Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.
June was born June 6, 1927 in Pratt, KS to Otto and Ethel Hinds. She accepted Jesus Christ when she was 16 years old. Her family moved to Dalhart, TX and she graduated from Dalhart High School in 1945. June met Bill Bearden when he came home from WWII. After a whirlwind courtship, she married Bill on Christmas Day, 1945. The two moved to Amarillo where Bill went into Service Station Business and June was a homemaker. Together, they had two daughters, Patricia and Pamela. When the girls were older, June worked as a Supervisor at American Quarter Horse Museum and retired after 30 years leaving with several lifelong friends.
June and Bill were charter members of Paramount Terrace Christian Church (Hillside). She was a tireless worker at home, her job and her church. She always cooked for her family, entertained guests and volunteered at church to cook for youth, mission groups and funeral meals. Retirement brought her to volunteering with Meals on Wheels, VA and BSA Auxiliary’s and other endeavors to keep her busy. June was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bearden; four brothers; one sister; granddaughter, Tiffany June Woodard; and dear friend, Billie Van Winton.
June is survived by daughters, Patricia Yokley of Norman, OK and Pamela Hotchkiss of Amarillo, TX; sister, Bonnie Seidel of Pratt, KS; brother, Bennie Hinds of Badger, IA; granddaughters, Whitney Woodard, Corey Matos, Ashley Hotchkiss and Haley Hotchkiss; and great-granddaughter, Mia Matos.
The family suggests memorials be made to Meals on Wheels, 219 SW 7th, Amarillo, TX 79101 or Hillside Christian Church, 6100 South Soncy. Amarillo, TX 79119.