Funeral services for Texas Cunningham Dryden, 83, Branson, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dryden died at 10:25 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015, at her home.
She was born April 20, 1932, at Perryton, Texas, to Frank and Mavis Boren Cunningham. On March 17, 1951, she was married at Greenview, Texas, to Robert Lee “Bob” Dryden, who preceded her in death on January 16, 1998. They were the proud parents of three children: Texas Gail, Nancy Kay and Robert Lee, Jr. Texas and Bob were longtime residents of West Plains, Missouri, moving there in 1962 and were members of the First United Methodist Church. Texas retired from Walmart after a twenty-three year career. She was truly a groundbreaker, as she became only the third female assistant manager in the entire Walmart Corporation. Later in life, Texas became very interested in photography and genealogy and made contact and friends with many previously unknown and now not-so-distant relatives.
She is survived by her children, Texas Gail Raymond, husband, Lee, Chugiak, Alaska, Nancy Kay Dryden, Branson, Missouri and son, Robert Lee Dryden, Jr., wife, Laurie, Republic, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Stacey Balmer-Brown, husband, Curtis, Ames, Iowa; Kristi Buhler, husband, Steven, Eagle River, Alaska, Wesley Breeden, wife, Jackie, Broomfield, Colorado, Lindsey Breeden, Branson, Missouri, Aaron Raymond, Eagle River, Alaska, Kris Dryden, Bella Vista, Arkansas and Emily Dryden, Republic, Missouri; six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Chelsea, Jonathan, Jaxson, Kellen and Abigail Texas; and many other very special family members and friends.
Her husband, father and step-mother, Frank and Edna Teetot Cunningham, her mother and step-father, JC and Mavis Mason, and one brother, Richard Cunningham, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Wayland Baptist University and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.