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Linda Kay Boothe Calkins
1949 - 2019

Linda Kay Boothe Calkins, age 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Services are at 10 a.m. today, June 6, at Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel with her beloved cousin David Dacus, officiating. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage Street in Amarillo.

Linda was born in Groom, to Clara Dacus Boothe and Russell J. Boothe on Feb. 4, 1949. Linda grew up in Panhandle. She worked for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) for over 37 years before retiring. She was a Supervisor for the ODS (Shipping & Receiving Department.) Linda was ODS, as she knew the ins and outs of where everything was or how to get it. She was the work mom to so many who worked at AQHA. She was “Ma.” She played softball for many years, worked in her yard, enjoyed the outdoors, loved the mountains and watching her grandsons play baseball. This last year, Linda enjoyed holding and singing to her granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two big sisters, Wilma Jewel Wood and Betty June Cate; and a big brother, Val Gene Boothe.

Linda is survived by her big brother, Galen Boothe and wife, Glenda Kay; her daughter Melissa Rae and husband Chris Devenport; grandsons, AJ, Niko, and Jacob; granddaughter Jewel “Bug”; her dogs, Oscar and Sunshine; cats, Momma and Mardi Gras; many nieces and nephews; countless cousins; and her AQHA family.