OBITUARY

Lois "Carolyn" Cogburn

July 9, 1944October 4, 2018

Lois Carolyn Davis Cogburn, of Amarillo, Texas, passed peacefully from this life surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the age of 74.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 8th at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Home at 5400 Bell St. in Amarillo, Texas. Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Griggs Schooler Gordon in the Pioneer Chapel and will be officiated by evangelist Keith Avaritt of Clarksville, Arkansas. The family will have a private burial at a later date.

Carolyn (as she preferred to be called) was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on July 9, 1944 to Vada Maud Chappell Davis and James Leland Davis. At the age of 13, Carolyn was baptized into Jesus Christ’s church to which she remained a faithful servant until her last breath. As a child, Carolyn worked on the family farm and attended school in Henrietta, Texas where she graduated in 1962. After graduating, Carolyn moved to Lubbock, Texas. It was in Lubbock that she married the love of her life, Jerry Cogburn, on November 26, 1964. Carolyn and Jerry were blessed with 53 years of marriage in which they selflessly served each other while raising their three children, Galen, Shane, and Marlena in whose lives they actively engaged in school, band, sport, and church events. Carolyn was a trustworthy, dedicated woman who worked many years before retiring from her banking/insurance position at Friona Industries. When Marlena passed from this life, Carolyn, without hesitation, took on the role of Momma to Marlena’s children, Jade and ‘Kai spending many hours after work and on weekends tending to their needs and attending their activities. Carolyn, affectionately called Granny, was also active in her other grandchildren’s lives attending every event she was able to.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Marlena Suzette Cogburn Moore, her parents, Leland and Vada Davis, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Arnold and Bonnie Cogburn. Carolyn is survived by her husband, Jerry Cogburn, of Amarillo, Texas; her sister, Eunice Cogburn and husband, Gaylord of Happy, Texas; her brother, Phillip Davis and wife, Bonnie of Buffalo, Texas; her sister Jan Grimes of Amarillo, Texas; her son, Galen Cogburn and wife Devanee of Topeka, Kansas; her son Shane Cogburn and wife Michelle of Amarillo, Texas; her son-in-law, Jimmy Moore and wife Stacey of Happy, Texas. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren (Jaclyn, Kaley, Andrew, Elizabeth, Devin, Kyler, Rose, Jade, ‘Kai, and C.J.), 3 grandchildren-in-laws (Cody, Brandon, and Elizabeth), 2 great grandchildren (Adele and Densley), and a host of nieces and nephews who she considered herself bountifully blessed by.

Carolyn’s bright, cheery smile and generosity will be dearly missed by all who knew her and loved her.

In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. www.diabetes.org 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202 1-800-DIABETES. Please visit www.griggsschoolergordon.com to sign the online guest registry.

  • FAMILY

  • James Leland Davis, Father
  • Vada Maud Chappell Davis, Mother
  • Arnold Cogburn, Father-in-law
  • Bonnie Cogburn, Mother-in-law
  • Jerry Cogburn, Husband
  • Marlena Suzette Cogburn Moore, Daughter
  • Galen Cogburn, Son
  • Devanee Cogburn, Daughter-in-law
  • Shane Cogburn, Son
  • Michelle Cogburn, Daughter-in-law
  • Jimmy Moore, Son-in-law
  • Stacey Moore, Daughter
  • Eunice Cogburn, Sister
  • Gaylord Cogburn, Brother-in-law
  • Phillip Davis, Brother
  • Bonnie Davis, Sister-in-law
  • Jan Grimes, Sister
  • Carolyn was bountifully blessed with 10 beautiful grandchildren; Jaclyn, Kaley, Andrew, Elizabeth, Devin, Kyler, Rose, Jade, 'Kai, and C.J. 3 grandchildren-in-law; Cody, Brandon and Elizabeth; 2 great-grandchildren; Adele and Densley. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, October 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Lois "Carolyn" Cogburn

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Jay Sims

October 8, 2018

We are very sadden for your loss . She was one of the many moms that helped raise me in Happy, Texas . Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all . Love , Jay Sims and family .

Sam Champie

October 7, 2018

I am very saddened that Carolyn left us so soon. As a typical lad of 12, she at 18, always treated me with kindness and listened to my interest in radios and things that young ladies of 18 could care less about. It was my mother that introduced her to my first cousin Jerry. She then, left just a friend status to become my cousin. I haven't seen her for 50 years, but it all seems like yesterday. The good energy, filled with love and compassion, that she left on this orbiting rock, will live on. Her 74 trips around the sun, made a difference. Love to all the family!

Kayra McDaniel

October 6, 2018

Carolyn was as much a cousin to me as if she had been born a Cogburn. She was so good to my mother, Jerry's Aunt Bonnie Faye. I am sure that now, she knows how treasured and re-read those newsy letters she wrote to my mother were. The phrase Carolyn's Mother-in-Law, (my Aunt Bonnie Bell) always said comes to mind, "She was just too good for this old world". Though we will miss her terribly, I am thankful she is through with suffering and now rejoicing in the Presence of our Lord Jesus.

Jerry and family, and all my cousins, we weep with you and pray that you will be comforted by the Spirit of the Living God.

I have many memories of Carolyn's loving heart and many deeds of love and kindness. Yes, she truly was an Ambassador of Jesus Christ on this earth to everyone. This world is a better place for her having been here for 74 short years.

MelonieLynn McClellan

October 6, 2018

My beautiful Aunt Carolyn Davis-Cogburn left this earth on Thursday, October 4th, and has now taken her rightful place with her King Jesus. There are so many wonderful things that I can say about her. Just a few of these are that she was marked by a heart of kindness and service, she did not falter on telling truth, she was a mother to anyone that needed one, and she was most definitely one of the greatest examples of being Jesus' hands. She leaves behind an amazing legacy of children, grand and great-grand children, nieces and nephews, and friends galore, all of whom have learned the tender art of loving well from her!

Some of my favorite memories with her include snapping green beans...SO MANY green beans, learning how to make apple butter, and curling up next to her at church when I was a child.

This world was not ready to lose this power-house of a woman, but I am quite certain that memories of her will spark joy in each of us whenever we think of her!

Aunt Carolyn, I can not begin to tell you how much I love you and how much of a treasure you have been in my life. I am so grateful for the ways you have demonstrated and taught me how to be hospitable, gracious, service-minded, and kind to others. Thank you!!!!!

MelonieLynn McClellan

October 6, 2018

My beautiful Aunt Carolyn Davis-Cogburn left this earth on Thursday, October 4th, and has now taken her rightful place with her King Jesus. There are so many wonderful things that I can say about her. Just a few of these are that she was marked by a heart of kindness and service, she did not falter on telling truth, she was a mother to anyone that needed one, and she was most definitely one of the greatest examples of being Jesus' hands. She leaves behind an amazing legacy of children, grand and great-grand children, nieces and nephews, and friends galore, all of whom have learned the tender art of loving well from her!

Some of my favorite memories with her include snapping green beans...SO MANY green beans, learning how to make apple butter, and curling up next to her at church when I was a child.

This world was not ready to lose this power-house of a woman, but I am quite certain that memories of her will spark joy in each of us whenever we think of her!

Aunt Carolyn, I can not begin to tell you how much I love you and how much of a treasure you have been in my life. I am so grateful for the ways you have demonstrated and taught me how to be hospitable, gracious, service-minded, and kind to others. Thank you!!!!!

Carol Kjar

October 5, 2018

I remember Carolyn from her days in Colorado and after they moved to Amarillo. I remember how she mothered her daughter's children. That must have been hard for her after losing her only daughter, and having to step up and mother her grandchildren while bearing that grief. Whenever we visited Amarillo, she always spoke to me at church and visited like we were close friends. I loved that. She was a strong woman, but life was harder. I'm thankful she's free of pain now and with Marlena.

FROM THE FAMILY