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Misty Koontz (Willingham)

Misty Willingham
October 23, 1961 - November 29, 2015

Misty was born on October 23, 1961 in Amarillo to T.J. and Cherie Koontz. She graduated from Amarillo High School in 1980, before marrying Jack Willingham on March 12, 1983. She received her degree in Early Childhood Education from Amarillo College and continued her education at West Texas A&M. Misty worked at Caprock High School as a diagnostician’s aid for many years. 

Misty was known to be a prankster. She was always quick to share a joke with others and could always make others laugh. She enjoyed reading in her spare time She and Jack have been members of Arden Road Baptist Church for over 7 years and she was a devoted Sunday School teacher for over 25 years. Above all, Misty loved being a mom. Her family meant everything to her and she cherished every moment spent with them.

The family wishes to thank the faculty and staff of Caprock High School for their prayers and care as well as the medical staff for the compassionate care they gave to Misty.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Willingham; son, Nolan Willingham; parents, T.J. and Cherie Koontz, all of Amarillo; brother, Greg Koontz and wife Susan of Keller; mother and father-in-law, Carrol and Janie Willingham; nieces and nephew and her beloved dog, Lucy.

She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Sylvia Willingham

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Stocky Lamberson Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Happy State Bank of Panhandle.

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01/15/16 12:27 PM #1    

Cindy Reeves

I have such sweet memories of Misty from high school. She was always so uplifting and kind to everyone.  I'm so very sorry for your loss. Cindy Reeves

01/15/16 03:07 PM #2    

Brenda Bomar (Galloway)

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Misty holds very warm and fond memories with me. I agree with Cindy!! She will be missed. A truly wonderful person!

01/16/16 03:53 PM #3    

Dana Riley (McLaughlin)

I remember such fun times with Misty! We had a lot of great times together. Susan (Ploog) Sledge, Cindy (Allen) Conn, & lots of other great friends laughing and having a blast. She will be truly & deeply missed. 

01/17/16 11:10 PM #4    

Cynthia Allen (Conn)

I grew up with Misty from childhood through high school. She always had a wonderful smile and was always friendly. So sorry to hear of her passing. She will be missed by many. I am sure she was a great leader and example to many people. Praying for her family. 

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