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Estelle Topper

April 3, 1926 — December 10, 2020


Estelle Topper, 94. Our beloved Mother passed away on December 10, 2020. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Church with Elder Norman Jones and Elder James Baker of the Primitive Baptist Church officiating.  Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wheeler Cemetery in Wheeler, TX.

She was born April 3, 1926 in Wilson, OK to Lawrence and Virginia (Wood) Aderholt as the seventh child out of ten. They moved to Texas when she was three and lived on a farm where she helped milk cows, plant and harvest, pick cotton and work on windmills with her Dad.  She graduated from Briscoe High School where she enjoyed playing basketball for four years.
She met the love of her life, Herman, they dated until he went into the Army. They were married July 20, 1946,  two years later, one month after his return. They lived in Wheeler until 1952 where Herman worked for SPS. They moved to Pampa and then in 1966 to Borger, where she lived the rest of her life. She and Herman joined the Primitive Baptist Church in Borger in 1975 where they were very active, they especially enjoyed hosting visiting Ministers and their wives at their home during meetings.
Estelle and Herman enjoyed traveling in their camper. They visited twenty-five states and visited Branson, MO twelve times in their pickup and camper.  They had three couples that were lifelong friends that they traveled thousands of miles and made priceless memories.  They also traveled to dozens of church meetings from Tucson, AZ to St. Louis, MO and Virginia Beach and many places in between.
Estelle enjoyed shopping wherever she was and was the keeper of the addresses and phone numbers of family and friends. If you couldn't find them Estelle could usually find them for you.
She was a tireless prayer warrior for her family, friends and country.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter Kathy Snelson, and five sisters; Doris Hays, Avis Allen, Lois Johnson, Lavois Anderson and Jonell Grayson and her brother Gerald Aderholt.

Estelle is survived by her two sons, Phil Topper of Amarillo and Jimmy Topper and his wife Susan of Borger, her five grandchildren Matthew Artzberger, Dena Lister, Charles Snelson, Jake Topper and Trevor Topper and four great-grandchildren, her brother Ray Aderholt of Pampa, her two sisters Armenda Jones of Amarillo and Reta Grayson of Wheeler.

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

Wheeler Cemetery


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