Guymon Daily Herald

Arla Hiner


Arla Jean Twombly Hiner, 69, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away Jan. 20, 2023. Funeral services were held Monday at Hillside Christian Church, in Amarillo.

Arla was born on July 16, 1953, in Guymon to Arthur and Billie Twombly. She was a graduate of North West Texas Hospital of Nursing in 1974. As a new graduate, she worked in the infant intensive care and newborn nursery.

Arla received her bachelor’s degree of science in nursing from West Texas State

University in Canyon, Texas, in 1986. She was a dedicated and hardworkin­g nurse in the Amarillo medical community for more than 25 years.

Arla served as a RN to the community in many different capacities, including being one of the first nephrology and hemodialys­is nurses in Amarillo. She also held many different positions within the North West Texas Hospital system as a charge nurse for the neonatal intensive care unit, staff nurse for the outpatient clinic, clinical manager of OB-GYN floor. Later in her career, Arla became the director of clinical services at Olsten Kimberly Quality Care.

Anyone reading this would have no doubt of

Arla’s drive to care for patients and families in need. She enjoyed her family and spending quality time with her grandchild­ren. Arla loved being surrounded by her grandbabie­s, playing with them and giving them her valuable time. She enjoyed cooking and baking her Grandma Brown’s homemade bread recipe and sharing with others.

Spending time at the family home in the mountains, at Eagle Nest, was her and the family’s favorite past time. Arla was heavily involved in the women’s ministry at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, assisting with counseling women of all ages.

Above all, she devoted her life to Jesus Christ, and lived her life in accordance with the Word of God. She had an unwavering faith and enduring love for the Lord.

Arla was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her daughter, Amy Yott and husband Chris of Amarillo; two grandchild­ren, Abbigail and Jamin Yott; her ex-husband of 47 years, William Hiner, who remained her close friend. Two brothers, Teddy Twombly and wife Trish (nephews Jacob and Caleb Twombly); and Randy Twombly and wife Rolisa, (nephews Matt Utzman (Mia), Josh Utzman (Bethany), and niece Brittany Sanders (Christ Watson), and 10 great nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Rise Club at www.riseclub. online.

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