Eunice Wayland Fletcher Dickey Corbett peacefully passed away on August 28, 2018 in Lubbock, Texas with her son and daughter at her side. Eunice – also affectionately known as Bubbles, Bubbie, or NuNu – was a beloved mother, grandmother, friend, church member, musician, pilot, and community contributor. She is greatly missed by her large circle of extended family and friends across Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and beyond.
Eunice had an amazing and full life. She was born on May 12, 1932 in Austin, Texas to James and Eunice (Bugg) Fletcher. Her mother taught piano, and by listening to those lessons, Eunice grew musical roots which blossomed into her lifetime joy and talent for keyboard, piano, and organ. Her fondest memories of her youth were spending the war years on the cotton farm of her dear aunt and uncle, the late Bernice and Truett Hodnett in O’Donnell, Texas. The family later moved to El Paso, Texas where Eunice graduated from Austin High School and attended college. She was employed at Watkins Motor Company in El Paso where she met Brantley Dickey. Brantley and Eunice were married in 1953. They lived in many interesting places across the southwest including the Grand Canyon National Park, the Petrified Forest National Park, Sedona, Arizona, and Roswell, New Mexico.
Brantley passed away in 1985, and in 1994 Eunice married Phil Corbett of Roswell. Eunice and Phil had almost 25 wonderful years together before his passing earlier this year. They shared a mutual love of many things including cars, traveling, and their church. Phil was ordained as an Episcopalian minister in 2008. Over the past years, when “Father Phil” served at St. Thomas a’ Becket in Roswell and Good Shepard Church in Brownfield, Eunice would also be there providing lovely accompaniment on the organ.
Eunice was a lifelong church musician and active member of her community. Her generous heart, gift of music, and bubbly personality always brought joy to all who met her. Eunice was also an avid private pilot and member of “the Ninety-Nines.” She shared her lifelong passion for aviation in many ways including several stints as an airshow director in Roswell, NM in the 1990’s.
Eunice joins in Heaven with her husbands’ Brantley Dickey and Phil Corbett, daughter Brenda Dickey, and granddaughter Katie Forget. Eunice is survived by her son and daughter in-law Bill and Cindy Dickey of Kirkland, Washington; daughter-in-law Liz Dome of Paducah, Kentucky; son-in-law Dan and his wife Jane Corbett of Fairfield, Connecticut; spiritual family Emily, John, Megan, Micha, Kapri, Jonathan, and Brooke Snodgrass of Brownfield, Texas; and by her “grand-dogs” Vincent, Lois, Clark, Cami, Bailey, and Beau.