In Memory

Golda Maxine Touchstone Childers (St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1949

Golda Maxine Touchstone Childers (St Flying Tigers)

Golda Maxine Touchstone Childers

September 28, 1931 - March 14, 2000

Amarillo Daily News, March 17, 2000


DIMMITT - Maxine T. Childers, 68, of Austin, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church of Dimmitt with the Rev. Rusty Dickerson, pastor, and Ronnie Parker officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park by  Foskey-Lilly-McGill Funeral Home of Dimmitt.
   
Mrs. Childers was born in Tuscola where she attended school and graduated as valedictorian. She attended McMurry College in Abilene then moved to Childress in the early 1950s and to Dimmitt in 1962.
   
Mrs. Childers retired from First State Bank in Dimmitt. She was the first woman to serve as Dimmitt Chamber of Commerce president. In 1982, she moved to Austin where she worked at the Farm Credit Bank of Texas until 1994.
   
President Clinton appointed Mrs. Childers as administrative assistant in Farm Credit Administration in 1994. During that time, she resided in McLean, Va. She was a member of several organizations, including the First United Methodist Church in Dimmitt.
   
Survivors include a son, Truett Childers of Austin; a sister, Merle Franklin of Houston; two brothers, Jay Lee Touchstone and Truman Touchstone, both of Dimmitt.
   
The family suggests memorials be to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.