Amelia Carthell Huntington Davis “Corky”

Isabel Rakestraw

Amelia Carthell Huntington Davis (known as Corky to family and friends), age 83, of Amarillo, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 12, 2022.

Corky was the firstborn to Earl and Ruby Huntington in Plainview, Texas, on October 28, 1938.  She graduated from Vega High School and went on to earn an education throughout her life. Corky married Artie E. Davis on April 30, 1960, in Wildorado, Texas. She and Art raised a passel of children whom they challenged and brought up to be and do their best.  They instilled in them the same spirit of strength, fortitude, and love of knowledge she lived and exemplified. Corky loved her children and grandchildren and spent her retirement years spending time with all of them wherever they were and assisting with whatever they needed. Corky’s retirement also allowed her the opportunity to fully dig into her second passion – painting. Corky started in oils and quickly loved pastels where she won several awards and became juried. Unfortunately, Corky contracted Alzheimer’s. While dementia affected time, place, and names, she enjoyed her family to the end. 

Corky is preceded in death by both her mother Ruby and father Earl. Art preceded Corky after 40 years of marriage. Corky also lost three children,  Suzanne deceased immediately following childbirth in 1963; Len at age four in a tragic home fire in 1969; Patty Ely of heart failure in 2000.  Additionally, Corky lost a cherished stepson John Davis in an automobile accident in 1988.

Those Corky leaves to cherish her memory are her sister Eva Jewel (Tommi) Myers who resides in Irving, Texas; her remaining four children, spouses, and grandchildren, Cathy and Michael Huntington of Canyon, Texas, Debby Davis of Amarillo, Texas, Ami and Kevin Parkman of Albuquerque, New Mexico,  and Lee and Julie Davis of Lago Vista, Texas; Corky’s stepson, Gary Davis of Amarillo, Texas; an entourage of grandchildren,  John Davis, David Davis, Jennifer Turner, Jason Huntington, Christian Huntington, Marnie Quintanilla, Kelly Smith, Noah Huntington, Mikki Leadford, Lexly Bledsoe, Andrea Falk, Brent Turner, Carissa Turner, Trenton Turner, Trey Turner, James Turner, Cheyna Aguirre, Kaitlin Davis, Lee Davis Jr., Cody Mitchell, Sunni Davis, Eden Davis, and Collin Davis. Corky also leaves forty great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was truly blessed with a full quiver.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Amarillo Art Institute for a scholarship designated for children’s programs and tuition. https://amarilloartinstitute.org/donate-now/

1 Comment

  1. Joann Gaston

    Corky, I remember a lot of fun times visiting at the farm and in other places you all lived! We had a lot of great adventures! I will always remember the time we spent at the farm irrigating. We went to the end of the rows and waited for the water to get there. Then we walked back and changed the rows! What a fun time we had. Love you my cousin and pray for your family left to mourn you! You were loved by many.

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