MEADE – Odessa Lindley, 80, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at her daughter’s Albuquerque, New Mexico residence.
She was born May 2, 1930, to Elliott Horatio and Ellen Lorean (Adcock) Saunders in Memphis, Texas.
She married Dalton Lindley June 23, 1951, in Memphis, Texas. He died Dec. 1, 2000.
She attended grade school in Memphis before moving to Lakeview, Texas, graduating from Lakeview High School in 1947. She attended West Texas State University, in Canyon, Texas, graduating with her bachelor of science degree in 1951.
She taught school in Spade, Abernathy, and Snyder, Texas. In 1988, the couple purchased the Dalton’s Bedpost Motel in Meade, where she and her husband co-owned and operated the business.
She was a member of the Church of Christ of Meade and the Cowbells of Dalhart, Texas.
She enjoyed creating art, sewing, crocheting, handiwork, crafts and tatting.
She is survived by two daughters, Tanja Thornton and husband, Shawn, Meade, and Saundra Reece and husband, Russ, Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Lola Mae Cathy, Stratford, Texas, and Zelda Ray Smith, Amarillo, Texas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Glenn Elliott Saunders and Johnny Saunders.
o Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ, Meade, with Tom Elliott presiding.
Burial will follow at the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
Friends may call from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
Memorials are suggested to the Eastern New Mexico Children’s Home or the Tipton Children’s Home in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com.