May 13, 1955 – August 6, 2010
Amanda Sue Mallory of Dallas Texas, died unexpectedly in her sleep August 6, 2010. She was born in Marshall, TX on May 13, 1955 to Betty Jean Shewmake Mallory and Lonnie Zack Mallory. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her beloved daughter Katherine Michelle Andereck of Dallas, two sisters and brothers-in-law: Linda and Rob Newcomer of Ada, OK and Melissa and Bill Bonnette of Franklin, VT, two nephews and three nieces and their spouses: Daniel and Sara Murphy of Houston, TX, Philip Newcomer of Ada Oklahoma, Autumn and Andy Walker of Perkinston, MS, Laura and Chad Gaither of Dallas TX and Megan and Charley Fallon of Phoenix, AZ. She also leaves behind her fiance, Curt Saxton of Dallas. Amanda graduated from University of Texas with a degree in accounting, went on to obtain her CPA certification and worked at the international accounting and consulting firm of Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG Peat Marwick) in the Dallas, before transferring to the New Orleans office where she attained the position of manager. Amanda returned to Dallas where she became the controller of Rosewood Resources, and ended her corporate career as Chief Financial Officer of Rosewood Corporation. She was a March of Dimes Board Member for many years. For several years Amanda and her daughter Kate were among the largest money raisers in the state of Texas for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica. She was also an officer and board member of the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas for a number of its formative years. She formed Brownie Scout troop #862 where she served first as a Brownie Scout leader, then Girl Scout leader and in the later years a supporter and mentor of the many girls in this troop who went on to earn the Silver and Gold Awards. Her love of music was expressed in forming the first youth choir at Cedar Shores Baptist Church on Lake Whitney, where she also taught VBS. She continued her volunteer work these past several years with Meals on Wheels. Amanda loved music, cooking and reading, but most of all her daughter Kate. She had recently returned from proudly watching Kate graduate from a vocational program in Office Skills from University of Eastern New Mexico in Roswell. A Memorial service will be held at Sparkman Hillcrest funeral home (7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75225 ) at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday August 28th, with a reception following. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Amanda’s memory be made to the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas, 1702 North Collins Boulevard Richardson, TX 75080-3697.
- Memorial Service Saturday, August 28, 2010
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August 28, 2010
My dear Friend, we have been the best of friends for over 13 years! It started with the Moss Haven Fall Fesival. We shared the same spirit. Kellye and I fell in love with your wonderful daughter Kate. Kate and Kellye became good friends and spent many hours together ice skating and at the lake house. There is no measuement of the loss felt by us and your family. You will be dearly missed. The last phone call you mentioned 2 awards that Kate received and how proud you were of her. There is a hole in my heart that you once filled. All my love Ann.
August 27, 2010
Amanda, I know you are in the arms of your God, and there you are at peace. You will be missed, your light will be missed, your smile will be missed, the depth of your feelings will be missed. May God comfort your dear daughter, and all who mourn your leaving us.
August 26, 2010
My dear sweet Kate,
I'm not sure if you'll remember me or not, but I used to babysit you when you were about 6-8 years old! You are so precious and your sweet smile always made me happy. I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a very special person and she loved you more than anything in the world. I know she'll be watching over you. Your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers at this truly difficult time! Melanie Hill (Dallas, TX)
August 11, 2010
Dear God, grant that your servant Amanda, being raised with Christ, may know the strength of His presence and rejoice in His eternal glory. May His comfort and compassion rest with all who mourn. Our prayers stay with you in this difficult time. Jane & Frank