Brenda Elise Dickey flew to Heaven on September 2, 2018 in O’Donnell, Texas. A beloved mother, daughter, and sister, her unexpected passing is mourned by her family, church community, and circle of loving friends in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and across the West.
Brenda is survived by her brother, Bill Dickey and his wife Cindy, of Kirkland, Washington. She is joined in Heaven with her daughter, Katie Marleen Berry; her mother, Eunice Wayland (Dickey) Corbett; and her father, Brantley William Dickey.
Brenda was born on August 28, 1959 in El Paso, Texas and graduated from high school in Farmington, New Mexico in 1977. Following high school, Brenda was accepted into an electrician’s apprenticeship and achieved journeyman status. This led her to a wide variety of work as an electrician, including a stint at Texas Tech, fiber optic technician at Los Alamos National Laboratories and wind turbine electrician in the O’Donnell area.
Brenda’s kind and generous spirit was often expressed by her love for the dogs and cats she welcomed into her home. Brenda was rarely seen without her much-loved Great Dane, Hoss.
A celebration of Brenda’s life is scheduled for two o’clock in the afternoon of October 7th at the First Baptist church in O’Donnell, Texas.