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Nettie Jean Pickens

August 18, 1928 — August 27, 2010

Services for Mrs. Nettie Jean Pickens, 82, of Canadian, TX, will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 30, 2010 at the Church of Christ with Jerry Smith, officiating. Graveside services will be at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Lubbock, TX under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX. Mrs. Pickens passed away Friday, August 27, 2010 in Pampa, TX. She was surrounded in love by her husband and children. Nettie was born August 18, 1928 in Idalou, TX to the late Bedford and Pearl Shearer. She was a 1946 graduate of Lubbock High School she then went on to receive a degree in Home Economics and Elementary Education from Texas Tech University. She married Warren Pickens on June 4, 1950 in Lubbock, TX. They moved to Canadian, TX in 1953 from Brownwood, TX. Nettie was a devoted wife and mother and worked very closely with Warren in the 4-H programs. She was a member of the Church of Christ, the Wednesday morning Ladies Bible Class and taught Bible class. Nettie had a Kiddie College Kindergarten in the basement of their home in the late 1950’s. Nettie returned in 1972 to teaching as a third grade teacher at Baker Elementary until retiring in 1985. Through the years she enjoyed being in the Canadian Women’s Club, Hobby Club and later DAR and the Retired Teachers Association. There was not a day that would go by that Nettie didn’t touch someone’s life. She was preceded in death by her son, Gene Pickens, her daughter, Joan Pickens, her brothers, Joe Bruce and James Shearer, and her sister, Melba Boggs. She is survived by her husband, Warren Pickens of Canadian, TX; her son, Bruce Pickens and wife Jean of Canadian, TX; her daughters, Brenda Cryer and husband Chuck of Pampa, TX; Mary Angell and husband Bruce of Slaton, TX; her daughter-in-law, Gayla Pickens of Pampa, TX; her sister, Carolyn Sue Stanton of Fort Worth, TX; her grandchildren, Galen Pickens, Kacy Oliver and husband Aaron, Bruce Pickens Jr., Jennifer Pickens, Roy and Sarah Angell, John and Chris Cryer and her great-grandson, Cameron Oliver. The family suggests memorials to the Hemphill County Library, 100 South 1ts St., Canadian, TX 79014, Church of Christ, 1013 South 4th St., Canadian, TX 79014 or any Scholarship Program.
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