Alice Rita Homer Britten, 93, of Groom passed away on October 20, 2018, at her home with family at her side.
A rosary will be said at 6:30 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Groom. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the church with Rev. Raj Samala as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Groom. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers, 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo.
Alice was born on September 28, 1925, in Rhineland, Texas, to John and Mary Homer. She graduated from Groom High School in 1943. On August 23, 1949, she married the love of her life, Ray Britten. They recently celebrated 69 years together, a model of marriage and family life for all who knew them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings Carl, Paul, Clara, Francis and Mike Homer, Theresa Hermesmeyer, and Loretta Wickelman, a daughter-in-law, Linda Rae Anthony Britten and granddaughter, Bridgette Rene Britten.
She is survived by her forever love, Ray; her five children, Donny and Glenda of San Juan Capistrano, CA; Tony and Wamyth of Groom; Hop and Jan of Groom; Kathy Stoerner and Wayne of Trophy Club, TX, and Sandi Schaefers and Gene of Mesquite, TX; 17 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and many devoted nieces and nephews.
The family asks that any charitable gifts be made in her name to Groom Ambulance Service, City of Groom, PO Box 127, Groom, TX 79039 or to hospice – AP Health & Palliative Care, 1800 S. Washington, Suite 101, Amarillo, TX 79102.
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