Mary Alice Rich, 84, of Amarillo passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 27, 2019 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel with Dr. G.A. Roach officiating. Burial will follow in Clarendon Citizen Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Friday, July 26, 2019 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel.
Mary was born on April 5, 1935 in Hanna, OK to Archie and Zellie Swearingen. She married the love of her life, Cecil Rich on November 18, 1950 and they were married for sixty six wonderful years. Mary was a loving mom raising six children and taking care of the home. She loved working any kind of puzzle and was a champion bingo player. She loved to watch women's golf on the television and having manicures and pedicures done at the house and she always listened to her electronic bible every day. Mary was an excellent cook known for her enchiladas, corn bread dumplings, biscuits and gravy and plum jelly.
She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil; son-in-law, JJ Kirk and granddaughter, Melanie Jade Kirk.
She is survived by her two daughters, Kathy Scott and Susan Kirk; four sons, Cecil "Cledell" Rich, Shane Rich and wife Brenda, Alan Rich and wife Karla and Mark Rich; nineteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.