Adalene Greathouse, 89, of Amarillo, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Llano Cemetery with Senior Pastor Jim Shelburne of Washington Avenue Christian Church officiating. Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with Senior Pastor Roger Smith officiating.
Adalene Snow was born on April 29, 1924, to William Crawford and Cassie Snow. She married Gerald “Blote” Greathouse in 1941 and lived in Amarillo. Adalene worked at various places during the 40s such as the “Double Dip” and the “The Nat.”
In 1950, she received her cosmetology license and opened Adalene’s Beauty Shop in Pleasant Valley. Blote and Adalene moved to Flagstaff, Ariz., in 1967, and then to Clovis, in 1970. After Blote retired from Cannon Air Force Base in 1980, they relocated to Roswell, until his death in December of 1996. Adalene soon moved back to Amarillo. She was a charter member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, and was very involved in Rebekah’s and PTA. Adalene was an avid baker, well-known for her cakes, and carried on her husband’s love of football.
She was a loving wife, mother, sister, auntie and Nana. As a devoted Christian who loved the Lord, Adalene led by example and witnessed to many.
Adalene was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; a daughter, Carolyn Sue, a son-in-law, Doug Pybus, and seven siblings.
She is survived by her only brother, Charles Snow, of Austin; four daughters: Gaye Keaton, of Amarillo, Cheryle Pybus, of Plainview, Ira Jean Fendley and husband, Gregg of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Jody Rush and husband, Stacy, of Clovis; one son Gerald Greathouse and wife, Lupe, of Roswell; 12 grandchildren: Carla, Leslie, Karolyn, Eric, Bobby, Jason, Brad, Clinton, Cristina, Dustin, Kyle and Calie; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The family would like express their sincerest gratitude to the staff at Bivins Memorial Nursing Home and the staff of the Hospice Care of the Southwest.
The family will be receiving friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Home, 8310 S. Coulter Road, Amarillo.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church or Hospice Care of the Southwest.