Dorothy Lee (Lamb) Jurkat

May 18, 1929April 22, 2019

Dorothy Lee Jurkat, 89, of Amarillo passed away on April 22, 2019.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm at the Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Director’s Pioneer Chapel, 5400 Bell in Amarillo. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in the Memorial Park Cemetery East Mausoleum Chapel located at 6969 E. Interstate 40; with Pastor Jerry Davey presiding.

Dorothy was born in Clarendon, Texas on May 18, 1929 to Joseph Edward and Maude Lamb. The family relocated to Amarillo in 1939. She genuinely loved people, especially her family. For the better part of 20 years, she sold AVON and won many sales recognition awards. Among her many other talents, she was a pastry chef. She had a deep love for the Lord, and celebrated that love as a longtime member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church. She married her husband Gerhard in 1962. She enjoyed many things in life, but none near as much as the time spent with family.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, sister Betty Foley, brother William “Bill” Lamb, husband Gerhard Jurkat, daughter in law Barbara Junell; and grandson DJ Junell. Those left to cherish her memory are her son David Junell of Amarillo, daughter Caren Ogg and husband Jimmy of Amarillo; grandchildren Shawna Scarr and husband Arthur, Jamie Humphrey and husband Richard, Danielle Williams and husband J. Mike, and Joseph Junell all of Amarillo; a niece Vernice Wilson and husband Bob of Waco, five great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.


  • James Remington Mullenix, Honorary Bearer
  • Stetson Wade Mullenix, Honorary Bearer


  • Visitation Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2019


Dorothy Lee (Lamb) Jurkat

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Helen Junell

April 24, 2019

I want to send my condolences to your family at this very sad time. May God bless each of you with precious memories of days past.
Love you all,
Helen Junell