May 8, 1932 – June 21, 2019
Angeline “Angie” Cofer, 87, of Amarillo passed away peacefully on June 21, 2019.
The family will receive guests on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm in the Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Director’s Pioneer Chapel, 5400 Bell Ave in Amarillo, Texas. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10am at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 14200 Interstate 27 in Amarillo, Texas with Cody Allen presiding.
Born Hartford Connecticut on May 8, 1932 to Stratis and Evanthia Tyropolis Vounatso (Greek Immigrants). She met and married Wilburn Ralph “Bill” Cofer in New Jersey on February 22, 1958. They were married 56 years when Bill passed away in 2014. After Bill retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1968, the family moved back to Hall County, TX where Bill was born. They made their home in Lakeview, TX until 1993 when they moved to Amarillo. Angie worked at First National Bank of Memphis until she retired. Bill and Angie always had a large garden at their home and then a larger garden out of town on one of their farms. Angie would can green beans, blackeyes, made pickles, salsa, and jelly & preserves made from the fruit grown on their trees. She was an excellent cook – some of daddy’s favorites were her fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and homegrown green beans followed by a Coconut Cream pie. Bill worked late hours either at the farm or gin but when he came home there was always a plate fixed for him warming in the oven.
Angie sewed a lot of our clothes growing up. That love of sewing later evolved into creating beautiful works of art through quilting. She loved making quilts that were gifted to missionaries from her church, Arden Road Baptist Church. Her home has several of these beautiful quilts hanging on walks around the house. Angie also loved to cross stitch and needlepoint. Just recently she learned how to make blankets using Swedish Embroidery. She always loved being creative in the kitchen and on her sewing machine. The past couple of years she started playing games weekly with her friends and had even more fun learning how to play Sequence and Canesta.
Angie was preceded in death by her husband (March, 2014), parents Stratis and Evanthia “Mary” Vounatso, Sisters – Katherine Maliszewski, Marcey Antonakis, and brothers – William “Bill” Vaun and John Vounatso. Those left to cherish her memory are her Daughters, Karen Phillips and husband Joe of Lake Jackson, TX and Leslie Chism and husband Tim of Amarillo, TX, Brother in-law Debs Cofer (Marsha) of Houston, TX Sisters, Irene Turek, Meriden CT; Ethel Nowacki, Hartford CT, Julie Vounatso (sister in law), Hartford CT; Sally Vaun (sister in law), Norfolk CT; Granddaughters: Kristyn Anders (Joe Ross) Texarkana, TX; Lyndsay Phillips, Porto Alegro Brazil; Cathryn Ritchie (Drew), Katy, TX; Kelsey Phillips, Texarkana, TX; Lauren Herrick (Kevin), Amarillo, TX; Great-Grandchildren, Kason Lane and Emmett Joe Anders, Texarkana, TX; Clayton Jon Herrick, Amarillo, TX and Landry Joe Ritchie (Katy, TX)
The family wishes to send a special Thank you to Accolade Hospice and Visiting Angels for their loving care for mom and the family. A very special thank you to her family at Arden Road Baptist and her special friends that always made sure she was living life to the fullest.
- Joe Phillips, Bearer
- Joe Ross Anders, Bearer
- Dean Most, Bearer
- Matt Monzingo , Bearer
- Debs Cofer, Bearer
- Clay Harper , Bearer
- Clay Harper, Bearer
- Dennis Smith, Bearer
- Mike Froschheiser, Bearer
- Visitation Tuesday, June 25, 2019
- Graveside Service Wednesday, June 26, 2019
June 25, 2019
I will miss Angie very much. We have been friends since Angie and Bill lived in N.J. We visited them in Texas and then decided to move to Texas a few years later. She was very special to me and I will miss her. I will keep her in my prayers.