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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
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Myrtle Ellen Sansom

January 14, 1924 - February 24, 2018

Funeral services for Myrtle Ellen Turnbow Sansom, 94, of Lubbock, formerly of Patricia, will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Hackett officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson County Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Ellen passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Lubbock. She was born January 14, 1924 in Thurber, Texas to C.M. and Nancy Ann (Stephens) Turnbow. Ellen moved to the Patricia community with her family in 1924 and she was raised in the farming community. After retirement she moved to Lake LBJ and later to Lubbock until her death. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her family would like to give thanks to Hospice of Lubbock and Promiseland Assisted Living in Lubbock. Ellen is survived by her children, Nancy Ann Swafford and husband, Jerry of Lubbock, Sherry Lynn Turinsky and husband, Al of Honey Grove, and Linda Nell Lee and husband, Dan of Shallowater; grandchildren, Shelley Shaw Tanner, Shanon Swafford, Melissa Lee, Nannette Lee, Cody Swafford, Jason Shaw, and Tara Lee; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents; 4 sisters; and 4 brothers. The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock, 3623 22nd Pl., Lubbock, TX, 79410. To send condolences online, please visit


Myrtle Ellen Sansom
January 14, 1924 - February 24, 2018


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