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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
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Tena Ellene Sawyer

July 13, 1951 - April 24, 2019

Funeral services for Tena Ellene Sawyer, 67, of Lamesa will be Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m at the Church of Christ of Lamesa with Mark Hackett officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson County Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, April 26, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m at Branon Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Tena passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in Lamesa. She was born July 13, 1951 in Lamesa, Texas to Darrell and Bonnie (Grayson) Zachary. She married Joseph Earl Sawyer on June 26,1970 in Lamesa. They were married for 33 years. She loved spending time with her four grandsons and attending their sporting events. She loved gardening and working in her yard. She was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ and the "55 and Alive" bible study group. Tena is survived by her children, Chris Sawyer and wife, Cathy of Post and Nocona Estes and husband, Scott of Dublin; grandchildren, Zachary Sawyer, Sawyer Denman, Jackson Denman, Peyton Sawyer, Brady Estes and Callie Estes; brothers, Thomas Zachary of Round Rock and Vic Zachary of Lubbock; aunt, Anna Gilliam and husband, Ervin of Lubbock; beloved dog, Dottie and many lifelong dear friends. Tena is preceded in death by her husband and parents. Family suggests memorials to Children's Home Of Lubbock P.O. Box 2824, Lubbock, TX 79408. To send condolences online, please visit


Tena Ellene Sawyer
July 13, 1951 - April 24, 2019


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