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Connie Lee (Duncan) Salcido

August 23, 1941 — December 17, 2023

Amarillo

CONNIE LEE DUNCAN SALCIDO

The world lost a beloved mother, Connie Lee Duncan Salcido, on December 17, 2023, at the age of 82. She was born August 23, 1941, to Nute Duncan and Winne McIntyre Duncan, in Tulia, Texas.  Tulia was her home for many years.  In that time, she learned to work hard alongside her family.  She was a wonderful mother who was always there when the family needed her. She was at family gatherings, sporting events, and other activities to encourage and love her family along the way.  She also had several friends over the years, most of whom have gone on before her.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father as well as her four siblings, Richard (J.R.) Duncan, Faye Duncan, Lucille Duncan West and Clifford (C.H.) Duncan.  She is survived by her children, Veronica Akins and Danny of Amarillo, David Browing and wife, Lisa of Canyon, Trampus Graves of Amarillo, and Tammy Estes of Amarillo.  There are 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  What a blessing for her to have the legacy of loved ones and be able to see several of them before she passed away.

Connie worked as a caregiver to elderly people for many, many years.  Her love and kindness were so apparent in the way she cared for others.  Family, friends, the elderly people, and everyone she met.  She loved hugs, too.  One of her favorite things to do was to call each family member on their birthday and sing a “birthday song.”  Those wonderful and funny birthday songs will be missed by everyone.  Her inspiration and zest for life is something that will never be forgotten.

Connie had a gift for making people smile and feel loved.   She could also discipline children/grandchildren or stand up for herself and her family when necessary.  When talking to her adult children, she might hear about something where one was being ornery, and she would say “You better be nice, or I’ll have to get my checkered apron out and come get you!”  We all knew what that meant, and we would laugh with her as she said it.

She loved The Lord with all her heart and was ready to see Heaven.  Her six-month battle with cancer was a journey she didn’t want to go on, but she stayed positive even amidst the pain.  She even told her Oncologist on her last visit with him …. “Well, I better get to dancing and partying if I’m not going to be here much longer.”  He looked at her with surprise and replied with “You are so positive even when I can’t give you a better outcome.”  Her quick reply to him was, “Would you rather I get down on the floor and kick and scream? (She laughed) We have two choices…we can cry and moan, or we can live what time we have left to the fullest and try to enjoy it!”   She would tell each one of you, “Love you, keep doing what you’re doing, love each other well, and keep God in your heart.  It’s not goodbye; it’s I’ll see you later.”   She was an amazing, courageous, and caring woman. Such a blessing to so many.

There will be a memorial service for the family members to be held soon.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the BSA Hospice.  She appreciated all the love and support from doctors and nurses, plus the family and friends who took her to and from appointments or just took her for a ride in the car.  There were even trips to Walmart for a “shopping” spree or two to get out of the house…. during the last six months of her time here on earth.

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