Joseph George Markham



Joseph George Markham, Pampa to his family, passed peacefully on Saturday, March 13, 2010.



He was born October 22, 1912, in Attica, Kan., where he grew up one of seven children. He married Lavon Newberry, had a daughter, Peggy, and eventually moved his family to California and then Oregon. Joe had many careers including farming, railroad work, cattle ranching, grocery store proprietor, ice cream shop owner, commercial fisherman, and real estate broker. Lavon passed away in 1986. Two years later, Joe married Ann Harmon, who died in 1991.



Joe had a passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his friends and family, and traveling the country.



He was a longstanding member of both the Elks and Masonic lodges.



Joe is survived by his daughter, Peggy Pitts, of Trail, Ore.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great- great-grandchildren.



He will be missed.



Per his request, no services are planned.