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Shelby Ray Cogdell - Madison Parish, Louisiana


From Amarillo TX Globe-News April 25, 2013

And Panhandle, TX Panhandle Herald April 25, 2013


PAMPA Shelby Ray Cogdell, 84, of Pampa, died Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa with the Rev. Richard Bartel, chaplain of Hospice Care of the Southwest, officiating. Military honors will be by U.S. Army of Fort Hood. Arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa. Services will be a joint memorial service for Shelby and Joyce.

Mr. Cogdell was born June 21, 1928, in Delhi, La., to Robert and Ethel Cogdell. He attended high school in Tallulah, La., and college at Northeast Junior College in Monroe, La. He moved to Pampa in 1947 and retired from Cabot/Ingersoll Rand in 1985 after 35 years of service. He was awarded a lifetime membership to Pampa Masonic Lodge No. 966 AF & AM.

He married Joyce Hill on April 9, 1954, in Clovis, N.M., and became lifelong companions. They resided in Pampa for 61 years and raised three girls. Joyce died Jan. 31, 2013, peacefully at home with her husband and daughters by her side. As in life, they will be memorialized together forever. They were married for 59 years. They loved the outdoors and spent most of their retirement camping, fishing and spending time under the grape arbor in their backyard. Joyce filled much of her time with crossword puzzles and game shows. Survivors include three daughters, Shelley Rupert and husband Paul of Milton, Fla., Kelley Cogdell and husband Mike Bartley of Arlington and Carla Cogdell and husband Jerry Horton of Panhandle; six grandchildren, Kelsey Womack and husband Eric of Pace, Fla., Kristen Rupert of Mobile, Ala., Jacob Rupert and wife Katie of Ketchikan, Alaska, Jessica Tait of Greeley, Colo., Nakisha Horton of Denver and Kevin Bartley of Waco; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice Care of the Southwest for their gentle care of our father.

The family suggests memorials be to W.T. Hill Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 390, Lefors, TX 79054.

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