Monday, December 18th, 2017

Gaylen L. Frederiksen

Gaylen L. Frederiksen of Howardwick passed away Tuesday, August 1, in Amarillo. Services were held on Sunday afternoon August 6, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Groom, with Brother Andy Dietz officiating. Graveside services followed the service at the Groom Cemetery. Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors in Clarendon. Viewing will be held Saturday evening from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Gaylen L. Frederiksen

Gaylen was born in Groom August 24, 1948, to Leroy and Cynthia Edna (Tucker) Frederiksen. He married the love of his life Margie Lee Fraser Frederiksen June 27, 1964. After Margie’s passing in 2009, he was blessed with another beautiful life love in Judy Kay Rentfro Frederiksen and they married on February 15, 2016. She was mom’s best friend and is a true blessing to the family and Pops told us to take care of the “Sherriff”.

Gaylen and Margie were blessed with three beautiful children and six beautiful grandchildren, Sean Frederiksen and wife Mitsi (Madlynne & Ryne), Terri Mathis and husband Mark (Cody & Joshua), and GaLyn Coffman and Robert (Hunter & Conner) all of Amarillo. A brother, Lanny Frederiksen of Amarillo, an aunt, Mina Lou Tucker of St Louis, MO., Brother in Laws John Fraser III and wife Patsy and Clifford Fraser all of Groom and ten nephews and nieces and many cousins spread far and wide.

Gaylen grew up in a hurry as he had to provide for a family at an early age. He began his formal working career at Western Stockyards Amarillo Livestock Auction in 1968 leaving in 1988 to pursue the life he was made for of running momma cows and doing a little farming along the way. He loved to be around cattle and made it his passion for the next 29 years. He attended many sporting events for his children and grandchildren who will dearly miss their Pawpaw. He loved Old Westerns, RFDTV, Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. He had a loving gentle and giving soul and would do anything for anyone who asked. His infectious smile, laugh, and sharp wit will be dearly missed. He never met a stranger and everywhere he went he would someone he knew. He loved the Lord and accepted him into his life when he was nine and was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Groom. The little ones there will miss his bubble gum. Please make donations to the First Baptist Church of Groom, Groom Cemetery, or Groom EMS. (“Come on Marg, Let’s Go!”)

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