Laura Ruth Potter

Laura Ruth Potter, age 60 years old, of Amarillo, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her friends and family on August 8, 2022.

An informal memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at her home 11309 Lisbon St Amarillo, Texas

Laura Ruth Potter was born on April 29, 1962, to Patsy and Freeland Hogue in Erick, Oklahoma.

Laura Potter… man, she was wild, free, spoke her mind, and she was one of the greatest and most loving souls. Picture that cowboy with his hat tilted up, hands on his hips with a “Who in the hell does she think she is” look on his face. That was our momma, sister, daughter, granddaughter and friend as we all knew her. We all know she loved Mexican food and a good steak.

Laura was definitely a Republican (and she let you know that). She smoked the “occasional” cigarette and was one of the hardest workers. She could fix anything and take on any task. Laura was proud of her boys and always forgave their mistakes and flaws and coached them into the men that you see before you today.

Laura was loved by her few and selective friends. She was considered one of the most generous and kind souls around. She never made a lot of money, but still managed to buy two homes and always took care of her responsibilities. She was an animal lover to all animals and will be greatly missed by the community. Always remember when the rain misses Amarillo, Laura is up there cussing.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents, Patsy and Freeland Hogue, and her brothers Mike and Dennis “Dennis” Hogue.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons Matthew Potter of Norman, Oklahoma, and Caleb Hefner of Amarillo, Texas; her brothers Johnny and Dennis Hogue; her sister Charlotte Musgraves. She will also be missed by her beloved fur babies Lizzy, Elsa, Diesel, Shelby, Emma Luke, Chevy, Harvey, Chubb, and Washington.


  1. Steve Hefner

    Absolutely love this.

  2. Laura Chisholm

    Where do I even begin?? We were suppose to meet up this week but God had different plans for you!! We have been the best of friends for 27 years and you are gone!! My heart hurts and is broken. You were definitely one of a kind. You spoke your mind and when asked a question you gave an honest answer. Your smile was big and beautiful just like your personality! You loved country music, Mexican food (Lorene’s in Borger – chili rellano’s) and a good steak (outback was our favorite). Never saw you without a Dr. Pepper and a cigarette and I wouldn’t have it any other way. You were not afraid to work and it showed in the many skills that you acquired over the years of having to fix everything. You loved big!! If she let you in her life that’s because she opened her heart to you but if you ever broke that trust then it was over. No second chance from the blonde fierce Laura!! If you were a friend of Laura’s then you were a friend for life. Her friends became family and family was important to her. The love she had for her fur babies was touching. But the two most important loves in her life were her boys, Matthew and Caleb!! She was so proud of her boys and loved them so so much. To know her was to love her! I will miss your random text messages, phone calls and the “What’s up Laura Walker Texas Ranger”!! But most of all I will miss YOU!! I will see you someday but until that day comes I will cherish every memory of you and keep you close in my heart. I love you Laura!!


  3. Paula Curry

    We sure love our Laura and my grands call her their Lala!

  4. Guadalupe Campos, Jr.

    Had the opportunity to meet Laura somewhat briefly on a few occasions through her son Matthew, and do believe what is written. She was certainly spunky and full of life. Condolences to the family and praying your spirits remain lifted. In Jesus Name.

  5. Jamie Seymour

    Laura was a strong republican and loved her 2nd amendment rights. She loved to go all out for work BBQ’s and holidays. I throughly enjoyed the Barn Sales that we had & all the conversations. She will be dearly missed. Prayers of comfort to all who loved her.

  6. Steven & Jackie Hefner

    Prayer for Caleb and all those that loved Laura.

  7. Gish

    Rest In Peace Aunt Lala.. I’d like to think I got that little bit of wild from you ❤️ Very sorry for your loss cousins.

  8. Christle Frost Brown

    Praying for your family. Remembering growing up you were full of laughter and joy.

  9. Jeanette Quintanilla

    Where do I begin as it is still a shocker to us all that you are no longer with us… I still wait for an email to come through or a phone call just so that I can give you grief for making us work harder than we already need to. I know that us girls weren’t able to meet you in person but we definitely felt your energy over the phone and via emails. I don’t think our company will ever be the same with you gone but I know that we will never forget you and you will still be in our everyday conversations with all the things you did to bring humor and love to this company. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, we are extremely sorry for you loss.


    Casteel Girls in Houston

  10. Karla Kotara

    RIP my friend! Love n hugs to all her friends and family, especially her two sons, Matthew and Caleb whom she adored. ♥️

  11. Dorothy Maples

    I met Laura at a convenience store where we both got our morning soda to start our day. She and I would always have a conversation, a laugh and then go our way to work. She was always friendly. She will be missed. May God Bless You All during this difficult time.
    Dorothy Maples

  12. Matthew Potter

    I miss you. Always and forever momma.

  13. Matthew Potter

    Happy belated birthday momma. I miss you every day. I hope you heard my birthday wishes Monday. I miss you to the moon and back, miss our Saturday errands and getting breakfast sandwiches, our trips to Sutherlands and our dates to sixth street for a beer and burger. I can wait to see you and Shelby again. I miss y’all terribly

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