Services for Sally Joe Burns Rambo, 86, were held June 6, 2011, at First
Baptist Church of Garland. Interment followed in Moody, under the direction
of Williams Funeral Home in Garland.
Rambo was born Jan. 17, 1925, in Moody to Velma Louise and Frank Gipe and
died June 1, 2011.
Her last conversation was with God. She thanked Him for the unbelievable
blessings that He had given her while she walked this earth.
Rambo was well-known for her drive, passion and personality.
One of her greatest blessings was a true love for her profession.
She poured her heart and soul into country club management.
Rambo managed Eastern Hills Country Club in Garland for 21 years and
Lakewood County Club in Dallas for 20 years.
In that time, she served her membership tirelessly while treasuring each
person as a dear friend and offering them continual goodies from “Sally’s
Sugar jar,” that sat on her desk.
Rambo also served her profession tirelessly on a state and national level.
She served as secretary, treasurer, vice president and president of the
CMAA’s Texas Lone Star Chapter.
Rambo was later elected to two three-year terms on CMAA’s national board of
In 1991, she was elected the first Texan and first woman CMAA Club Manager
of the Year.
Rambo retired at the age of 72 and moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area.
She entered into “full-time service” and fundraising including the Cattle
Baron’s Ball, Cancer Society, Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club
and The Library at Cedar Creek Lake.
Rambo was named Citizen of the Year, given the Lifetime Achievement Award by
the Chamber of Commerce and was chosen Rotarian of the Year.
The only thing that she loved more than her profession was her family.
She balanced life miraculously – as every member of her family felt
fully-loved and cared for.
For those who knew Rambo, her remembrance will bring a smile and fond
If there ever was a person who loved to give more than receive, it was
She modeled love to everyone she met.
She was proud of her accomplishments but she consistently gave Jesus Christ,
her Lord and Savior, the credit for her blessings, gifts and talents.
Rambo will be missed greatly by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, L.O. Burns; husband of
5 years, Doyle Rambo; son James O. Burns; and sister Ida Bea Burns.
Survivors include son A. Jay Burns, M.D. and wife Ginny; daughter-in-law
Debbie Burns; grandchildren Matt and Lindsey Burns, Erin and Jeremy Howell,
Hunter Burns and Molly Burns, M.D.; great-grandchildren Parker, Cullen and
Molly Kate Burns, Grace and Emma Howell; sisters Louise Allman and Lillie
Surviving members of the Doyle Rambo family are Lee Ann Blackburn and
husband Ed; Diane Rambo and husband Steve; Beth Ann Jackson and husband
Josh; Adrian Kiser and husband Alton; Wade Blackburn; Jeffrey Rambo and
Special friends include Paula Smith and husband David.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cedar Creek Lake Rotary
Foundation for the Sally Burns Rambo College Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box
1658 in Mabank, Tx, 75147.
Services for Joe Don Hendley, 76, Holly Lake Ranch, were held June 3, 2011,
at Holly Tree Chapel, under the direction of Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola.
Hendley was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Van Zandt County to the late Ruby and
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Hendley, Holly Lake Ranch; sons Mark
Hendley and wife Denise, Farmersville; Gary Hendley and wife Karen, Bedford;
brothers Bob Hendley, Eustace; Jim Hendley, Celeste; sister Dot Duncan,
Sweetwater; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and