Tommie J. Ausbrooks

May 13, 1944January 19, 2011

Tommie J. Ausbrooks, 66, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.

Tommie J. Spear was born May 13, 1944, in Wellington. She later married Carl Ausbrooks on July 20, 1962, in Borger.

Tommie graduated from Borger High School and Amarillo College. She loved fishing, reading her Bible and being outside; and sitting on her front porch at the cabin. She was an avid gardener and loved to work in her yard.

Tommie was responsible for implementing many child care centers in the Amarillo area, including Kingswood Methodist After School Program and Campfire Program at Carver Elementary Magnet School. She had the first indoor beach in town.

Tommie was a very active longtime member at Lighthouse Baptist Church. She assisted in the building of the first church in Valle De Oro, where she also named a road "Ole Muddy Road."

Tommie was employed by Region 16 and later retired from Amarillo College as the Director of Amarillo Child Development Lab School. She loved her kids and grandkids very much. She never met a stranger and was truly a "people" person.

In lieu of flowers, suggests memorials be to Lighthouse Baptist Memorial Building Fund, 5631 Pavillard Drive, Amarillo, TX 79108-4210.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Ausbrooks; three sons, Denny Ausbrooks and wife Sandra and Andy Ausbrooks and wife Tonja, all of Amarillo, and Blake Ausbrooks and wife Lisa of Weatherford, Okla.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Patsy Franks; and two brothers, Callie Spear and Terry Spear.


  • Graveside Service Friday, January 21, 2011

Tommie J. Ausbrooks

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Blake Ausbrooks

January 26, 2011

She was the best mother one could ask for. She touch so many people. Thanks to everyone who was her friend. I will miss her. It is hard to even think of her not being here. I will always love her, she was and still is the BEST!!!!!!

Curt Holdaway

January 25, 2011

I am sincerely sorry to hear of Tommie's passing. I did not receive word until today, Monday the 24th, as I do not receive a paper. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.God Bless your family.

Curt Holdaway

Lydia Sutphen

January 21, 2011

Our hearts are heavy for Carl, Denny, Blake, Andy, and their families. To know Tommie was to love her. She was such a thoughtful, caring, and enthusiastic person. I have just been remembering the times that she was there for us. You will be in our prayers today. Love,
Ron and Lydia

Phanavanh Family

January 21, 2011

We are very sorry for your loss...your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all!

January 21, 2011

I will miss Tommie's giggle and her smile. Last time I saw her was in United and we had a good visit. She loved her family and Carl and the Lord very much. Our prayers are with you all.

Ivan and Judy Cates.

Myrna Wimmer

January 21, 2011

Im so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you and your family. She was a wonderful person and i'll never forget the things she taught me. Myrna

January 21, 2011

Carl Ray & Family, I'm so sorry for you for the loss of Tommie.
my thought and prayers is with each of you.Iam sure God is holding her hand and welcoming her to her new home, God bless each of you. Uncle Donald Ausbrooks

January 21, 2011

Our prayers are with Carl and the family in the loss of Tommie. She was such a wonderful person. Our deepest sympathy to each one of you.
Wayne & Peggy Inskeep

January 20, 2011

Carl and sons, I am so sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through and if I can help you in any way please let me know. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Remember the LORD is there to help you through this sad time.
Love Beverly Ausbrooks