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Jo Jan Nunley

November 24, 1949 ~ October 14, 2018 (age 68)

Jo Jan Seitz Nunley, 68, of Canyon passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018 peacefully at her home.  Cremation arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.  Private interment of ashes will be in Eldorado, Oklahoma.

Jo Jan was born on November 24, 1949 in Lubbock, Texas to Elbert L. and Willie Jo Gossett Seitz.  In 1957, she was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Dalhart.  She was a 1968 graduate of Stinnett High School.  Jo Jan married Darwin Clayton Nunley on January 8, 1972 in Canyon and received her Bachelor of Business Administration from West Texas State University in May 1972.

Jo Jan was an administrative assistant at P&M Coal Mine in Raton, NM and at West Texas A&M University in Canyon and wrote as a freelance writer on approximately 200 articles published in national magazines and newspapers.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.  She will be fondly remembered for her  passionate games of Spades and Wahoo.  She enjoyed annual trips to Tall Pine Resort in Red River, NM for over 50 years.  She loved her small dogs, family, and friends.  She will be greatly missed.

Jo Jan was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.  Survivors include her daughter, Scarlet Estlack and husband, Russell of Clarendon; two sons, Patrick Nunley and Spencer Nunley, both of Canyon; and three grandchildren, Maggie Nunley of Amarillo, and Nathan and Daniel Estlack, both of Clarendon.

 

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