Miscellaneous Chaves County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2001

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Winnie Louise Gaddy
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at South Park Cemetery for Winnie Louise Gaddy, 75, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 29, 2001, in Robert Lee, Texas. Dr. Onsy Whicker of Tabernacle Baptist Church will conduct the service.
Louise was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Wingate, Texas, to John Franklin and Bertha Molly Wilson Hamilton. Her parents preceded her in death, as well as three sisters and one brother.
She married John T. Gaddy Feb. 7, 1948, in Roswell. He survives her at the the New Mexico Veterans Center in Truth or Consequences.
Other survivors include two sons, Gregory Gaddy and his wife, Melanie of Artesia and Mark Gaddy of Robert Lee; two daughters, Peggy Gaddy Daniel and husband, Jim, of Austin, Texas, and Kara Gaddy Armijo and her husband, Ed, of Kent, Wash. 
She is also survived by three brothers, Claude Hamilton of Roswell, J. F. Hamilton of Fredericksburg, Texas, and Melvin
Hamilton of Roswell; one sister, Doris Shandley of Robert Lee; and six grandchildren, Christina and Shanda Gaddy, Nathan and Evan Daniel and Ardena and Adam Armijo.
Louise was a loving wife and mother and she will be greatly missed.
Louise graduated from Robert Lee High School in 1943, and was employed by Adams Abstract Company and the Tax Office in Robert Lee; the J. C. Penney Company in Carlsbad and Little Rock, Ark.; and the telephone company, Sears and the C. R. Anthony Company in Roswell. 
She also worked for the Chaves County Fair Office and was part of the staff at the post office in Roswell during its issuance of the Robert H. Goddard commemorative stamp.
She also operated a day care center for over 30 years and influenced the lives of many children.
Louise had lived in Roswell for more than 50 years and was a homemaker. 
She was of the Baptist faith and had been president, vice president and chaplain of the Ladies Auxiliary of the National Association of Letter Carriers Auxiliary. 
In 1998, she moved to her childhood hometown of Robert Lee, where she became a member of the Robert Lee Senior Citizens Center and attended the Robert Lee Baptist Church.
For over 50 years she was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Roswell and remained so until her death.
Once again, Heaven’s bells are ringing, the angels are singing and the Lord God almighty has spoken,“Well done, my true and faithful servant, welcome to Heaven my child.”
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Thelma Nials
Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 1, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park for Thelma Nials, 81, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 30, 2001, at Las Vegas Medical Center. Talmadge Johnson will conduct the service.
Thelma was born Sept. 6, 1919, in Hudson to Linden and Ethel Payton Nials. 
She is survived by a brother, Jay Nials of Nara Visa, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Thelma a member of West Alameda Church of Christ. She had worked for 40 years with Mountain States Telephone Company and retired as a supervisor.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Hilda Mae Talmage
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Hilda Mae Talmage, 89, of Prescott, Ariz, formerly of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at her home in Prescott. Ralph Meeks, an elder of First Christian Church will officiate.
Private interment will be held at South Park Cemetery.
Hilda was born May 24, 1911, in Hazel, Ky., to C. E. and Nola Ellen Lannom. 
She moved to Roswell in 1927, graduated from Roswell High School and attended Bradley Polytechnical Institute in Peoria, Ill.
Hilda married Mills D. Talmage Nov. 4, 1931. She had two daughters, Nancy Fairbank and Fran Rugg. She was preceded in death by her parents, C. E. and Nola Ellen Lannom; her husband, Mills D. Talmage; her daughter, Fran Rugg; her sister, Maurine Nafus; and brothers, Ralph Lannom and James Lannom.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Fairbank and son-in-law, Jerry Fairbank, of Dewey, Ariz.; her sister, Velma Gibbany of Roswell; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Hilda lived in Roswell until moving to Prescott 11&Mac218;2 years ago to be near her daughter.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a highly respected member of the First Christian Church for over 72 years being active in teaching and leadership roles. 
She was a member of Chapter Z, P.E.O. for more than 50 years. She had also served as church secretary at the First Christian Church and as secretary in the Retirement Division of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce under Minor Huffman.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Elizabeth Bouldin Reese
Private services were held for Elizabeth Bouldin Reese who passed away Jan. 30, 2001, at her residence at LaVilla in Roswell. 
She was born Feb. 16, 1908, to Mary Robinson Bouldin and Frank Buster Bouldin in Huntington, W. Va. She was preceded in death by both her parents; a brother, Robert William Bouldin; and her husband, Asa Whitney Reese.
Survivors include her daughter, Ann DeBarr Reese Dye and her husband, Albert James Dye, of Roswell; a sister, Frances Bouldin Barnard of Clearwater, Fla.; three granddaughters, Denise Elizabeth Wilemon and her husband, Guy, of Midland, Texas, Deborah DeBarr Shattuck and her husband, Dewy, of Boise, Idaho, and Diana Lee Cottle and her husband, Joe, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and two great-granddaughters, Sarah Whitney Wilemon and Meredith Ann Wilemon.
She also had five nieces and nephews with whom she remained in close contact.
Elizabeth graduated from Marshall University in Huntington in 1929, and married the love of her life, Asa, in 1933. 
She taught high school English both in Huntington and in Radford, Va., where they lived for many years. 
After her husband’s death in 1967, Elizabeth traveled extensively, studied landscape architecture and painting. She became an accomplished artist and seamstress, enjoying all four hobbies after her move to Mt. Pleasant and later, Summerville, S.C. She was blessed with many friends who appreciated her talents.
She made her home, yard and world a beautiful place and leaves a legacy of appreciation for all the goodness that God has bestowed.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the Alzheimers Association of New Mexico, 1717 W. Second St., Roswell, NM 88201. 
Internment will be held in Radford in early summer.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Joyce Davis
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in South Park Cemetery with Pastor Onsy Whicker of Tabernacle Baptist Church officiating, for Joyce Davis, 59, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 30, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
Joyce was born March 25, 1941, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Joyce and Clyde Davis were married Dec. 23, 1955, in Pittsburgh. They moved to Roswell in August of 1978. 
Joyce worked as both clerk and manager in the convenience store business (7-11 and Town and Country) in Roswell for many years. Her customers will remember her as the lady with the smiling face and thoughtful ways at these stores.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Clyde, of the home; two sons, Gregory Davis and his wife, Victoria, of San Diego, and Chris Davis and his wife, Michele, of Roswell; one daughter, Elizabeth Porter and her husband, Willie, of Roswell; four grandchildren, Rochelle and Nicole Davis of San Diego, and Christopher Davis and Kenna Montes, both of Roswell.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Irma Whittemore
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Irma Whittemore, 92, who passed away Jan. 31, 2001, in a local nursing home.
A further announcement will be made when arrangements are completed.

Margaret Kesl
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Margaret Kesl, 81, who passed away Jan. 31, 2001, at her residence.
A further announcement will be made when arrangements are completed.

Daniel Edward Nowell 
A private family memorial service is scheduled at a later date for Daniel Edward Nowell, 46, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 3, 2001, at his residence.  Daniel was born Sept. 19, 1954, in Merced, Calif.
He is survived by his parents, J.D. And Bobbie Nowell; one daughter, Jenny Bass; his three grandchildren; one sister, Becky; two brothers Paul and Jonathan and sister-in-law, Judi; and all his nieces and nephews.
Daniel Edward Nowell was employed as a registered nurse from September ]981 until 1996.
Danny came to live in Roswell with his family at the age of three. He graduated from Roswell High School. He then joined the Coast Guard in 1973, where he served four years. He left with an honorable discharge to enter nursing school. 
Danny undertook his nursing training at St. Mary’s Hospital and then at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell where he became a registered nurse. His working life was dedicated to caring for people as a caring nurse. He was of the Christian religion.
After a long illness, Danny is at peace and safe in the arms of Jesus.
Messages can be sent to 1215 W. Mathews St., Roswell, NM 88203.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Eleanor A. Peterson
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Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Feb. 5, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Eleanor A. Peterson, 93, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 2, 2001, at a local nursing center. The Rev. Michael Brunk of the First United Methodist
Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Eleanor was born Sept. 5, 1907, in Ober Ursel, Germany, to Melchior F. and Anna Kerber Adrian. Her parents preceded her in death, as well as one brother, Frank Adrian.
She married Russell Peterson in Chicago. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sister, Barbara P. Larkin of Roswell; and her niece, Lynne Adrian and her husband and children of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Ms. Peterson had been a Roswell resident since 1992, and was employed as a secretary for Childs-Smith Architect for 30 years. She was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Robert J. “Bob” Wichert
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Robert J. “Bob” Wichert, 74, of Roswell who passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at a local nursing home.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized.

LaBlanche B. Coleman
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for
LaBlanche B. Coleman, 72, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 3, 2001, at a local nursing center.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized. 

Joseph Frank Greteman
A Resurrection Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Assumption Catholic Church for Joseph Frank Greteman, 85, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 5, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Msgr. Fr. Bob Getz of Assumption Catholic Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery with military honors provided by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard.
Joseph was born Oct. 1, 1915, in Foss, Okla., to Edward H. and Teresa Flies Greteman. His parents preceded him in death as well as two sisters.
He married Louise Kendall Nov. 17, 1945, in Elk City, Okla. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include a son, Bob Holley and his wife, Linda, of Artesia; two grandchildren, Travis Holley and Darren Holley; and three great-grandchildren, Amanda Holley, Sterlyn Holley and Dylan Holley.
Also surviving is a brother, Ed J. Greteman and his wife, Barbara, of Torrance, Calif.; and three sisters, Viola Joyce and her husband, Byron, of Canute, Okla., Della Mae Walters and her husband, Raymond, of Elk City, and Agnes Ward of Roswell.
Mr. Greteman had been a Roswell resident for 47 years and had been employed as plant manager for R.G. McIntyre Chevron Oil. He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, a life member of the Elks Lodge No. 969 and was a Past Exaulted Ruler.
Joseph had served his country from 1941 until 1945 in the U.S. Army. He served in the 32nd Division with the Red Arrow. He was one of the first Americans to walk over the Owens Stanley Range in New Guinea. he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Joseph was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion No. 0028 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Pallbearers will be Travis Holley, Darren Holley, Scotty Butts, Frank Bradley, Roberts Smyzenski and Curtis Bishop.
Honorary pallbearers will be W.C. Skipper, Floyd Blackney, Joe Durand, Dick Barringer, Jessie Vega, Earl Phillips and all members of the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard and members of the Elks Lodge No. 969.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lagrone Funeral Chapel.

Mary Jo Morgan Bradley 
Mary Jo Morgan Bradley, 85, died Jan. 23, 2001, at Mission Arch Care Center after a brief illness.
Born Aug. 24, 1915, in Benton, Marshall County, Ky., she was the youngest child of William Crossland and Minnie Lelah Hill Carmichael Morgan.
She married Elvin Carroll “Sam” Bradley Sept. 10, 1932, in Carlsbad. He died July 27, 1976.
She was a member of the First Christian Church where she was baptized in 1925, and a member of the Mary Martha Group and the Crusader Class of that church.
She attended Roswell public schools after arriving in Roswell with her parents and sister, Elizabeth, July 4, 1924, from Benton.
Mary Jo was active in the Chaves County Extension Program for 63 years and at the time of her death was a member of High Hopes H.C.E. Group. She and her husband, Sam, were active leaders in the Berrendo 4-H Club, being organizing leaders of that club. Berrendo 4-H Club is the oldest continuing 4-H Club in Chaves County and recently celebrated their 50th year of organization.
Mary Jo was very talented in creating craft items for her home.
She is survived by her four children, Jo Dean James and husband, Bobby, of Tyrone, Okla., Patsy Jean Stockman and her husband, Gerald, of Everman, Texas, Dr. Robert Morgan Bradley DVM and his wife, Cecily, of Sun Valley, Calif., and Susan Carol Hobson and her husband, John, of Moses Lake, Wash.; grandchildren, Bradley Dale James and his wife, Arlene, Sarah Bott and her husband, Rick, Jo Carol Dugger and her husband, Billy, Sharie Caudill and her husband, Lewis, Billy Jack Hazlewood Jr., Cynthia Houston and her husband, Rick, Claud W. Estes III and his wife, Brenda, Daniel W. Estes and his wife, Rhonda, Brendon Bradley and his wife, Amanda, Patrick Bradley and his wife, Martha, Joel Hobson, and John Bradley Hobson and his wife, Julie.
Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Luke, Kirby and Sharla Jo James, Matthew Bott, Zane Dugger, Victoria and Tammara Duran, Michael Harrison, Kristal Essex, Rhiannon Hazlewood, Jennifer, Jessica and Rebecca Estes, Daniel Walter Jr., Colby James Estes, Joshua Terrence and Alexandra Nicole Bradley, Allison Hobson, and Hannah and Sarah Hobson.
She is also survived by her sister, Elizabeth Woody “Mrs. Bill” and sister-in-law, Bonnie Belle Phillips “Mrs. Owen;” nieces and nephews, Patricia Sue Therrien and her husband, David, Barbara Clements and her husband, E.C., Betty Verdusczo, Rita McLallen, Bette Leadingham and her husband, Ed, Bob Phillips and his wife, Nancy, Frank Phillips and his wife, Kathy, Jerry Bradley and his wife, Linda, Peggy Schmidt and her husband, Carl and James C. Bradley and his wife, Cathy; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and one brother, Frank Hill Morgan, and a great-grandson, Christopher Williams Estes.
Pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers were her great-grandchildren.
Ralph Meeks, lay leader at First Christian Church officiated the funeral service held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Ballard Funeral Home. Burial followed at Memory Lawn Memorial Park. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or Chaves County 4-H Council at 200 E. Chisum St., Door 4, Roswell, NM.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Wichert
Memorial graveside services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Garden of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for Robert J. “Bob” Wichert, 74, of Roswell, who passed away Feb. 3, 2001, at a local nursing home. Pastor Rose Commodore of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will conduct the services.
Bob was born Nov. 13, 1926, in Superior, Wis., to Peter and Hulda Smith Wichert. They preceded him in death, as did three brothers, Emil, Elton and James; one sister, Eva; and his wife of many years, Dolly.
He is survived by his brother, Don and his wife, Ann, of Phoenix.
Bob had been a Roswell Resident for four years and was employed as an electrician. He was a World War II veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Navy during the war and the U.S. Army in France after the war. He was a member of the DAV, VFW, IBEW and service organizations in Wisconsin. He was also an avid supporter of UFO scientific research.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Fern N. Taylor
No services will be held for Fern N. Taylor, 72, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 6, 2001, at a local nursing home.
Mrs. Taylor will be cremated.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home.

Fred R. West
Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Fred R. West, 81, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 5, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Roswell Masonic Lodge 12 Club will conduct the services. All Master Masons please assemble at LaGrone Funeral Chapel at 12:30 p.m.
Fred was born July 12, 1919, in Sayer, Okla., to Frederick Rolland West and Annie Mae Kimberlin West. He moved to Roswell in 1946, and worked at Stone Machine and Welding. Mr. West had been a welder and pipe fitter before his retirement. He was a Baptist, and was a member of the Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8.
He married Tessie Yator June 26, 1998, in Hong Kong. She survives him at the family home in Roswell.
Other survivors include a son, Frederick West Jr., of Albuquerque; and three daughters, Barbara West of Roswell, Linda Gilmore of Ruidoso and Lanell Dietz of Roswell. 
He is also survived by a sister, Wanda Hessman of Los Angeles; a sister-in-law, Beatrice West of Sayer; six grandchildren, Earl Purcella of Roswell, Steve Purcella of Hereford, Texas, Carla Whitlock of Roswell, Teresa Lykins of Roswell, Richard Montgomery and Robert Montgomery of Houston; and five great-grandchildren, Amanda and Bryce Purcella, Lucas Montgomery, Holden and Joe Lykins.
Friends may make memorials to the Roswell Masonic Heritage Trust, P.O. Box 1512, Roswell, NM 88202.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Sheryl Lynn Patterson
Sheryl Lynn Patterson, 44 formerly of Roswell, passed away Jan. 4, 2001, in Ruidoso.
Sheryl was born July 28, 1956, in Clovis to Paul and Jan Salazar Patterson. Sheryl attended Las Vegas, N.M. and Springer schools, graduating from Springer High School in 1974. 
She was active in her school years in FFA, cheerleading, and was in the upper 5 percent of her class. She also attended Fort Lewis State College. Sheryl was a multi-talented person who could achieve and exceed in any occupation, including TV anchorperson, disc jockey, news director and received many awards for outstanding reporting.
Sheryl is survived by her mother, Jan Salazar of Springer; father Paul Patterson of Ruidoso; uncle, Bernard L. Allsman and wife, June; cousin, Brent L. Allsman and wife and family, of Brea, Calif.; numerous friends; and the family of Tommy Salazar of Springer.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the United Methodist Church in Springer with the Rev. Curtis Miner officiating.

Bonnie Hazel Richmond
Bonnie Hazel Richmond was born Jan. 21, 1918, in St. Paul, Minn., to Hazel and Sprague Smith. Her parents and two brothers, Kenneth and Dell, preceded her in death. Bonnie married Fay Henry Richmond in Inver Grove, Minn. Fay also precedes her in death.
Bonnie was the mother of Ray Sprague Richmond of Placitas, Bonnie Fay Baird of Milwaukie, Ore., and Kelly Ann Cockrell of Roswell. She was the grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Bonnie was a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star. Bonnie’s career included such jobs as journalist in Minnesota; sixteen years as a bookkeeper for a large restaurant in Portland, Ore.; fire fighter on a fire boat in Portland; and real estate and travel agent in Albuquerque.
Bonnie enjoyed water skiing, fishing, dancing, cooking, traveling and animals. Bonnie was a devoted mother and wife. She died peacefully at age 83 Feb. 7, 2001, at a local nursing home in Roswell.
Memorials may be given in her name to the Roswell Humane Society or First United Methodist Church in Roswell.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at First United Methodist Church in Roswell. Pastor Steve Chappell will officiate.

Weldon H. Cecil
Graveside services will be held for Weldon H. Cecil at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at South Park Cemetery with the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard in charge of services.
Cecil passed away Dec. 14, 2000.

James “Jim” Britt
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for James “Jim” Britt, age 84, of Roswell, who departed this life to be with Jesus Feb. 4, 2001, in Albuquerque. The Rev. Mark Dunn and the Rev. Alan Dunn of Fathers Vineyard of Huntsville, Texas, will conduct the service. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park.
Jim was born April 1, 1916, in LaHarp, Ill., to Archibald and Olive Belle Bissell Britt. His parents preceded him in death, as well as his brother, Charlie and his sister, Ruth. He then lived with his father’s brother and wife until he became a teenager, then traveled to California and worked for several years until World War II broke out. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1942, and served his country mostly in the Pacific Island area where he was wounded in April, 1945. He received the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge, while serving with the 7th Division, 17th Infantry.
He married Nettie Dunn March 11, 1981, in Carlsbad. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include four step-children and their families, Gwenetta Dunn Johnson and her husband, Jim, and their children of Fairbanks, Alaska, Alan Dunn and his wife, Ann, and their children, of Roswell, Robert Dunn and his wife, Lorrie, and their children, of Hyrum, Utah, and Mark Dunn and his wife, Ramona, and their children, of Huntsville.
Also surviving is a niece, Joan Staves of Santa Barbara, Calif.
Mr. Britt graduated with an associate’s degree and worked at the Naval Ordinance Test Station in California and Nevada until his retirement in the 1960s. He later moved to Arkansas and then to Roswell in 1974.
He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was also a member of Woodmen of the World Lodge 006 in Roswell.
Mr. Britt made a decision to follow Christ and was baptized at Gateway Baptist Church March, 1981. He was a member of South Manor Baptist Church in Roswell.
Pallbearers will be Jim Johnson, Alan Dunn, Mark Dunn, Richard Bradley, Dalus Dunn and Albert Cox.
Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

LaBlanche B. Coleman 
Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Washington Chapel A.M.E., for LaBlanche B. Coleman, 80, of Roswell, who passed away Feb. 3, 2001, at a local nursing home. The Rev. Willie Gibbs of Washington Chapel A.M.E. will conduct the service. Interment will be at South Park Cemetery.
LaBlanche was born Sept. 12, 1920, at Albany, Ga. to Almo and Lacy Jones Rogers.
Her parents preceded her in death as well as two step-daughters.
She married Selmer Brooks on April 5, 1947, and he passed away in Albany, Ga.
She then married L. C. Coleman on Dec. 25, 1970 in Chama, in Colonel Buffett’s home, whom she had worked for thirty years. Mr. Coleman passed away in 1976.
Survivors include, a God-daughter, Alice Basinger of Roswell; a half brother, Arthur McFarland, Atlanta, Ga.; cousins, Dorothy and Paul Gibson of Atlanta; a granddaughter, Georgia Basinger of Roswell; nieces and nephews of Atlanta; and many friends.
She was a homemaker and had been a sales clerk at Knadles Store for 15 years, and was of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the A.A.R.P.,in Washington, DC, a member of the Roswell Humane Society, a member of the North Shore Animal League, Point Washington, DC, she was also a Member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Dinner will be served at Washington Chapel A.M.E. Church, 110 S. Michigan, immediately following the service.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Caroline Branscum 
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Caroline Branscum, 40, of Roswell, who passed away Feb. 5, 2001, at her home. The Rev. Randy Reeves of Washington Avenue Baptist Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Caroline was born Feb. 10, 1960 in Roswell, to Sylvester Bailey and Lela Hooser Branscum. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in Roswell.
Other survivors include a son, Jessie Don Leeson, of Roswell, and a daughter, Ellynn Rebecca Armstrong of Roswell. She is also survived by a brother, Carl Branscum of Roswell, and a sister, Glenda Branscum of Roswell.
Caroline was a lifetime resident of Roswell, and was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist Faith.
Pallbearers will be Bill Goodall, John Whitt, Kenneth Russell, Jr., Kenneth Russell, Rick Velasquez and Sal Paz.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Myrtle Alice Browning 
Services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Country Club Church of Christ, for Myrtle Alice Browning, 95, of Roswell, who passed away Feb. 8, 2001, at her home. Elton Dilbeck of Country Club Church of Christ will conduct the service. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Myrtle was born Oct. 6, 1905, in Falls Creek, Texas, to James Monroe and Daisy Barton Molder.
She married Mike V. Browning on May 7, 1931 in Oklahoma. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Charles A. Browning of Roswell; a daughter, Patsy Byrd of Roswell; four grandchildren, Marla Gonzales of Roswell, Larry Byrd of Arizona, Gary Browning of Chandler, Arizona, and Greg Browning, Portland, Ore.; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
She is also survived by two brothers, J. D. Molder, Santo, Texas and Odell Molder Granbury, Texas. Nine brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Mrs. Browning was a homemaker, and a member of Country Club Church of Christ.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Lucinda C. Nunez
A rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at St. John’s Catholic Church for Lucinda C. Nunez, 95, of Picacho who passed away Feb. 8, 2001, at her home.
The Resurrection Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at St. John’s Catholic Church, with Fr. Juan Montoya of St. John’s Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Lucinda was born Feb. 18, 1905, in Arabela to Jose and Patricia Cordoba Candelaria.
She married R. C. Nunez Oct. 4, 1924, in Roswell. He preceded her in death, as well as three sons, R. C. Jr., Dan and Dody.
Survivors include four sons, Waldo Nunez and his wife, Pauline, of Gamerco, Fred Nunez and wife, Arcilia, of Las Cruces, Larry Nunez and wife, Margaret, of Glenwood and Andy Nunez and his wife, Carolyn, of Hatch; four daughters, Patsy Sanchez and her husband, Anthony, of Carrizozo, Annie Jenks and her husband, Dan, of Border Hill Ranch, Frances Nunez of Las Cruces and Carolyn Wages of Loving.
Also surviving are three brothers, Benito Candelaria of Alamogordo, Celestine Candelaria of Dexter and Lolo Candelaria of San Patricio; four sisters, Margie Valdez of Yucaipa, Calif., Lena Gonzales of Albuquerque, Arsenia Lucero of Dexter and Susie Sanchez of Las Cruces; 32 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. 
She is also survived by loving family members, Margie Nunez, Ramona Nunez and Jane Anglin.
Mrs. Nunez had been an area resident for her entire life. She was a homemaker and a ranching wife. She was a Catholic.
Lucinda will always be remembered by her family as a very generous spirit who never let an opportunity go by to spoil each and every one. It was a must that she pass on her bead work, cooking, crocheting, sewing and embroidery skills. She took great pride in her lineage and tried to instill that pride in her family by ensuring the awareness of their genealogy. Her great grandfather, Jose Cordoba, came to Lincoln County in 1842, and served as a probate judge. Her intelligence, despite a very limited education, was evident when she won statewide spelling bees in both English and Spanish at the age of 72. When a contest was advertised in the paper for an all-ages spelling bee in Roswell, she took it upon herself to enter as “Me, myself and I” at the age of 90 and came in fifth. 
Her spunk and enthusiasm was apparent in her partnership with her husband of 72 years as they operated a family ranch and were very active in politics and the Democratic Party. The love of dancing was in their blood, and they danced quadrilles at the Billy the Kid Pageant for years because that was so much fun and she made all her clothes, usually without a pattern.
Pallbearers will be Cassidy Wages, James Jenks, Tony Nunez, Adrien Sanchez, Joe Bob Nunez and Cody Wages. 
Honorary Pallbearers will be Tony and Tillie Duran, Jacobo and Ester Sedillo, Jesus and Margaret Cobos and Herminia Nunez.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Elba A. “Bud” Green
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at South Park Cemetery for Elba A. “Bud” Green. He passed away Feb. 6, 2001, in Chadron, Neb., at age 82. A longtime resident of Roswell, Elba moved to Chadron in 1999, where he was a member of the Church of Christ Christian. Services will be conducted by Robert Moore of South Main Church of Christ. Music will be presented by Elba’s grandson, Larry “Gene” Clark. Military graveside rites will be provided by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard.
Elba was born Jan. 13, 1919, in Zavalla, Texas, to Wesley Green and Mary F. Langston.
He was one of the first military airmen to be stationed at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell. Upon his arrival the personnel had to stay in half tents until the barracks and other facilities were constructed. He proudly served his country from January 1941, until his honorable discharge in Oct. 1945, reaching the rank of staff sergeant.
He married Jonita O. Liston Nov. 15, 1942, in Roswell, who survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mary Margaret Klug of Chadron; three sons, Wesley Onty Green of Garden Valley, Idaho, Jeffrey Owen Green of Northglenn, Colo., and Thomas Elba Green of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Larry Gene Clark, Kelvin Clark, Jason Green, Brian Green Cody Green and Derek Clark. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Chippeaux, Gary Cathey, Jim Collins, Bill Ennis and John Dean.
The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Elba A. Green Memorial.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.


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