Hallie Rose Maupin Yates

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Hallie Rose Maupin Yates, 98, former longtime resident of Perryton, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 in Amarillo after a brief illness. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 31, from 6-8 p.m. at Boxwell Brothers in Perryton. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Ochiltree Cemetery. Hallie was born Nov. 21, 1919 in Clifton, AZ to Oscar and Kristine Hvidberg Maupin. Her father was a laborer and later a civil engineer for the Arizona Highway Department. The family moved many times as new roads and highways were being built throughout the state. They lived in tents at remote camp sites, tourist courts and on occasion a house if the job took long enough. After their mother died in 1935, she and her brother went to live with an aunt in El Paso, where she graduated from El Paso High School in May of 1938. She married Terry Cecil Yates on Dec. 3, 1938 in El Paso. Two daughters were born to this marriage while they were living in California. The family moved from El Paso to Perryton in 1949. Hallie was a lover of life, of family and of friends. She never tired of the beauty of nature and never lost her sense of wonderment for this world or for learning new things. She was an avid gardener and was involved with the Perryton Garden Club for many years. She loved to play cards and spent many hours playing Wahoo! back in the day. A suitcase was always packed as she loved to travel seeing new sights and visiting family and friends. She worked at a number of jobs including house and office cleaning, babysitting and housesitting and instilled in her daughters that hard work made you strong. She was the manager and floral designer of the flower shop at Boxwell Brothers for many years. When the shop closed she went to Ochiltree General Hospital as a Medicare clerk and worked there until her retirement in 1996 at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry; a daughter, Kristine May Miller; and her beloved brother, Ben Cravey. She is survived by her daughter, Ann and husband Weldon Prichard of Amarillo; and two granddaughters, Miranda Miller and husband Eugene Munoz and Mary Miller and husband Richard Kidwell all of Perryton. She was Granny to six great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her nephews, Ben Cravey and wife Debra of Grapevine; Neal Cravey and wife Christy of Longview; and niece Irene Cravey of Round Rock. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to the Museum of the Plains in Perryton or to a favorite charity.

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