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Delores Faye Townsend

Delores Faye Townsend, formerly of Levelland, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of April 15, 2020, at her home in Apache Junction, Arizona. 
Delores Gossett Townsend was born Nov 7, 1930, in Bryce, Hall County, Texas, to Arthur James and Tarlie Elizabeth Jane Hale Gossett.  
The Gossett family were migrant farmers and followed the crops throughout the state in the 20’s and 30’s.  
They settled in Idalou, where Delores graduated from Idalou High School in 1948.  
On June 7, 1949, Delores married Russell David Townsend in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2004.  
Delores was a lifelong homemaker and seamstress.  
She worked at Mrs. Rhea’s drapery shop for a number of years, and then opened Delores Hobby Shop in Levelland, where she made pottery and ceramics  and gave art lessons.  
Upon moving to Apache Jct. in 1975, Delores went to work for Palm Harbor Mobile Homes where she ran their drapery department for nearly 30 years.
Delores was preceded in death by her husband; both parents; two brothers, Jason Gossett and Calvin Gossett; five sisters: Mavis Smith, Ollie Easley, Easter Brogden, Helen Cox and Joyce Tankersley; her step-son, Joseph Galyon; son-in-law, Rip Kauffman; and two daughters-in-law, Candy Galyon and Linda Galyon.  
Delores is survived by one son, David Townsend of Apache Jct.; three daughters: Annetta Fincher and husband, Jonathan, of Gilbert, Arizona, Susan Kauffman and Rhonda Baldridge, both of Levelland; step-sons, Tim Galyon of Midland and Paul Galyon and Barbara, both of Sierra Vista, Arizona; and one sister, Lillie Burress of Ft. Worth.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and four  great-great-grandchildren.  
Graveside services and a celebration of life service will be held at the City of Lubbock Cemetery at a later date.  
Our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was truly loved by all who knew her; she had a kind, Christian heart and a loving soul.  
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to your local Alzheimers Association at ALZ.org/donatenow.

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