In Memory

Sidney Been

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03/05/13 02:47 PM #1    

Debbie Dyer (Stroud)

Sidney "Sid" BeenFebruary 15, 1953 - September 6, 2010

SERVICES: 2:00 PM Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Alvin Smith, his nephew of Fort Worth, officiating.

ENTOMBMENT: Memory Gardens Mausoleum with military rites by the U. S. Army, Fort Hood, Texas.

BIOGRAPHY: Mr. Been was born Feb. 15, 1953 in Pampa where he was a lifelong resident. He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. Sid received his associate degree from Frank Phillips College in Borger. He married Debbie Byrne on Aug. 25, 1970 in Pampa. He worked in the oilfield for about 30 years and then became a pipefitter for 5 years. Sid was a member of Pipefitters Local #344 in Oklahoma City. He was a former member of Central Church of Christ and was a member of Pampa Masonic Lodge #966.

SURVIVORS: Wife: Debbie Been of the home; 4 daughters: Leigh ' Lonnie Olinsky of The Colony, Tina Tibbets and husband Jarred of Pampa, and Rhonda Been and Val Kirkland, both of Amarillo; a sister: Christine Smith of White Deer; 4 brothers: Gwen Been of Harrah, OK, Don Been of Laurel, Mississippi, Dwight Been of Houston, and Gerald Been of Moore, OK; 7 grandchildren: Lauren Jacoby and Taylor Bolton, both of Pampa; Alex and Samantha Olinsky of The Colony; Jazzy Kirkland of Amarillo; and Sheldon and Ashlynn Tibbets, both of Mendenhall, Mississippi. Sid was preceded in death by his parents, Zerold Been and Helen Malone, and by a brother, Rodney Been.

MEMORIALS: Interim Health Care, 2217 Perryton Parkway, Pampa, TX 79065.

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