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Bill Brewster

Bill Brewster left this life on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Bill was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, and friend.

He was born September 13, 1918 in Lockney, Texas to Margie Lee and Grady Brewster. Rena Jo Gallo is his only living sibling. Bill has joined his other brothers and sister Darwin Brewster, Jimmy Brewster, and Kathryn Tovera in heaven along with their parents. The Brewster family bought land in the Perico community, and Bill along with his parents and siblings grew up and attended school there.

Bill married Aileen Duggan on July 15, 1939. They both worked at different jobs and Bill rode with the mail carrier to Perico to start his farming career. Later he and Aileen bought land joining the family place. Bill loved farming and ranching. He always had other interests. Bill was manager of Dalhart Butane for several years; co-owner in Dalhart Concrete; and was co-owner of John’s Water Well Service.

Bill and Aileen had two children, Rhonda Lynn Brewster and John Riley Brewster. John was killed in a car accident at the young age of 25. Aileen passed, September 4, 2008. Rhonda has one daughter, Jeri Kay. John has one son, Justin Riley Brewster. Jeri Kay’s children are, Kaelee, Jacee, and Riley. Justin has two girls, Breanna and Ashlyn. Bill (Daddy Bill) and Aileen (Mama) were crazy about their grandchildren.

Bill had many friends and enjoyed their coffee time, especially. He was so very blessed to have a precious friend, Bobby Gordon. Bobby walked through the journey at the nursing home with him. Bobby was there on a daily basis— friends like that are very rare. Bill was an avid “Cowboys” fan. He loved “his” church and established life-long relationships at Lakeview United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Men’s Bible Class and served on all the church boards. Bill was elected to serve on the Federal Land Board and he served on Dallam County FSA board for more than 20 years. He was one of the establishing members of the XIT Rangers. In his younger years he volunteered during XIT and other community projects.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Research or Lakeview Methodist Church.