Ethel Phipps Wright Allen, 87, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019.
Funeral services will be held 10 am on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at First Southern Baptist Church in Fritch. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch. The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the funeral home in Fritch. In lieu of flowers her memory may be honored with a gift to the Family Life Center at First Southern Baptist Church, P.O. Box 358, Fritch, Texas 79036.
Ethel was born December 29, 1931 in Mountain View, Oklahoma to Joe B. Phipps and Ethel Pearl Bates Phipps. She has been a homemaker since she retired from Phillip Petroleum Company and was a longtime resident of Fritch. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Fritch. Ethel loved her Lord, her Church, and her family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Max Allen; her first husband, Harvey L. Wright, Sr.; sons, Bruce Allen Wright, Harvey L. Wright, Jr.; grandson,
Caleb Wright Wisdom; brother, Joe D. Phipps; sisters, Barbara Weston and Shirley Holsted.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharon E. Wright of Fritch; brother, Wayne Phipps of Oklahoma City; sister, Wanda Baker of Mustang, Oklahoma, Verlyn Reneau of Edmond, Oklahoma; a wonderful sister-in-love, Cheri Phipps of Edmond, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Shannon Moffitt and husband Layne of Amarillo, Shelly Bailey of Amarillo, Kellie Lock and husband Marcus of Gunnison, Colorado, Amy Lane of Austin, Andrew Wisdom and wife Rebecca of Arizona; and many great grandchildren.
Mona FannonFritch, TX
Such a good woman. Such a strong woman. Ethel is someone that anyone would be lucky to have in their life. I think of her as a natural-born nurturer - always trying to make everyone else feel ok. I am so glad to have known her. My deepest sympathy to her devoted daughter Sharon and the rest of her family and friends.
Kathy WisdomAmarillo, TX
Ethel was a wonderful lady. Her heart big as the world. When we lost our home in the Fritch fire. 2014, she insisted that I take some of her clothes. I'm still wearing them four years later and I think of her daily. So blessed to have had her as a friend. So sorry for your loss. A precious lady.
Vickie MahanAmarillo, TX
Dear Sharon and family,
I was so very sad to hear of Ethel’s passing. My memories of your mom go back as far as when we were in kindergarten together! She was such a sweet lady and had such a calming voice and personality. I remember staying at your home many times and especially for a week or two at a time when my grandfather was very ill and your mom made me feel just like a member of the family! I’m not sure you remember this but you’re mom was instrumental in my accepting Christ as my Savior when I was 11 years old as she insisted that I come to an evening revival with your family. I’ll always be grateful for your mom’s Christian foundation building my regular church attendance and knowledge of the Lord and His Word at an early age. Most of the best memories of my life have you in them, especially our 8th grade summer that you were a SF pledge and you came with me to visit my cousins In Longview! In the few months since losing my Dad, I know some of the pain you feel now! My thoughts and prayers will be with you now and in the times to come. No matter that we haven’t been in touch for years, you will always hold a special place in my heart for what we shared growing up and as young adults and parents of children the same age! I love you.
Natalie RawlinsBorger, TX