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    Theresa “Rose” (Rousseau) Axon

    THERESA “ROSE” (ROUSSEAU) AXON, 95, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, surrounded by her family in Roswell, New Mexico, where she resided in assisted living care. Celebrate Rose’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for her family. No local services will be held. A Memorial Service is planned in Massachusetts in the summer. On August 1, 1924, Rose was born to Angelina Vermette and Joseph Rousseau in Fall River, Massachusetts, and she was the eighth of twelve children. Rose played softball for the Rehoboth Milkmaids in 1940 to 1941 at the age of 15-16, going to Detroit for the Ladies Softball World Series.…

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    Sealy Hutchings Cavin

    Sealy Hutchings Cavin, 90, passed from this life in the early morning hours of Thursday, January 16, 2020 after a brief illness. “Hutch” was born in Galveston, TX on December 29, 1929 to his parents Ernest Dillard Cavin, Jr and Elizabeth Hutchings Cavin. He married Marion Reed Keller on December 10, 1948 and upon her death in 2013, they had been married for 65 years. At the tender age of 13, Hutch attended the New Mexico Military Institute and remained there until his graduation from Junior College in 1948. From there he moved to Waco, TX and enrolled at Baylor University where he finished with a bachelor’s degree in 1950.…

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    Wilma Beryl Kahn

    Wilma Beryl Kahn, born August 10, 1932, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. She fought a long battle with Alzheimer’s/Dementia for over a decade. Wilma resided at the Goodlife Memory Care facility in Artesia for the last 5 ½ years. The staff over those years were a part of Wilma’s family and ours. We are truly blessed for each one that has taken care of her. Thank you to all of the Goodlife Memory Care “staff-family”. Before living at Goodlife, she previously lived at LaVilla Assisted Living (now Brookdale). We would like to thank all that have taken wonderful care of Wilma. Wilma’s family include her daughters, Nancy Brooks…

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    Julian K. Rogers

    Julian K. Rogers, 96, of Temple, Texas died on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Central Texas V.A. Hospital in Temple. He was born on August 31, 1923 in Rockdale, Texas to James Kelso and Flossie (Yoakum) Rogers. He enlisted into the United States Army and spent two years in the Army before joining the United States Air Force. He spent 22 years in the Air Force before retiring in 1966 with the WWII Victory Medal, the Humane Action Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award and the Good Conduct Medal. He then returned to Texas and began working for Liquid Air as a gas plant…

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    Wilbur Douglas Conley

    Wilbur Douglas Conley 93, passed away January 16, 2020 at his home in Ruidoso. He was raised in Roswell and the son of Cliff and Francis Conley. He is survived by wife Edna; children Doug, Susan, and Ted; and grandchildren. Graveside service will be Saturday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. At Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruidoso Downs.

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    Lisa Ann Sienkiewich

    Lisa Ann Sienkiewich went to be with the Lord on January 13, 2020. She was born in Roswell, New Mexico on April 26, 1977 to Lonnie and Sandra Tucker. Lisa graduated from Goddard High School in May of 1996. She was married to her best friend, Chris Sienkiewich on January 18, 2002. They have one son, Ethan, who was born January 25, 2010. They resided on the Waller Ranch in Encino, New Mexico. Lisa was a loving mother to her son, Ethan, and he was the light of her life. She was his biggest fan when he raced his bike at motocross. Lisa was a modern day cowgirl where she…

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    Estelle Kay (Towler) Russell

    Estelle Kay (Towler) Russell was born in Roswell, NM on August 5, 1955, and entered the Arms of her Lord Jesus on Sunday, January 19, 2020. She was 64 and resided in Roswell, NM when she took her first eternal breath. Services will be held at Crossroads Assembly of God, officiated by Pastor Melvin Suttle on Friday, Jan. 24th at 10:00 AM, followed by the burial at South Park Cemetery. Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home will be handling arrangements. There will be no viewing. Pallbearers will be Justin Raimer, Manuel K. Payne, Ryan Payne, Nathan Payne, Justin Thompson and Nick Espinoza. Honorary Pallbearers will be Fred Kreutzberg, Joe Smith, Manuel D. Payne,…

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    Esther Effie Wilson

    12/7/1939 – 1/19/2020  Together Again Esther Effie Wilson was born on December 7, 1939, to Earl and Evelyn Spence in Lewis County, Kentucky. Upon her parents’ deaths, Esther was raised by her mother’s best friends, Herb and Dora Evans. Esther married the love of her life, at Bowen Chapel Church in Olive Hill, Kentucky, on December 24, 1956. She then graduated from Olive Hill High School in 1957. In 1976, Esther, her husband, and their three children moved to New Mexico, with a fire in their hearts to make Christ Jesus know to the Navajo Reservations as Missionaries. They founded and established five churches throughout New Mexico and Arizona. She stayed…

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    Zayne C. Carrillo

    Zayne Clayton Carrillo, 19, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, in Roswell, New Mexico. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Zayne’s family at www.andersonbethany.com. There will be a Viewing at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020, 10:00 AM at Christ Church, 2200 N Sycamore, Roswell, New Mexico. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. The Carrillo family would like to invite friends and family to share a meal at Christ Church following the services. On February 7, 2000, Zayne was born to Joseph…

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    Amalia M. Donovan

    Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Amalia M. Donovan, 61, who passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Roswell. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.

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    Jimmie Edwin Parker Sr.

    Jimmie Edwin Parker Sr. born May 8, 1949 passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Jay Parker; mother, Marietta Parker; sister, Betty Hall, and his son, Jimmie Parker Jr. Jim was survived by his wife, Linda Parker; two sons, John (wife Reina) and Jay Parker; his brothers, Billy, Larry, Tommy and Ronnie Parker.  Jim was also blessed with his granddaughters, Naomi, Alexis, Mya and Jaina Parker. Jim was a beloved father and grandfather, a devoted husband, a roofer, a mechanic, a drag racer, classic car enthusiast, he played the guitar and sang, a gamer, a Jack of all trades. Jim had spent the…

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    Sealy “Hutch” Cavin

    Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Sealy “Hutch” Cavin, 90, who passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 in Lubbock, TX. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized with Ballard Funeral Home & Crematory.

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    Sylvia Ledesma

    Sylvia Ledesma, 54, of Roswell, New Mexico, was called home on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, surrounded by her family. She is now reunited in heaven with our merciful God, her beloved husband, Jose “Jerry” Ledezma, and her loving parents, Simon and Rosa Guerrero. Services for Sylvia are pending at this time. A further announcement will be published on www.andersonbethany.com when arrangements are finalized. On September 2, 1965, Sylvia was born to Simon and Rosa Guerrero in Lamesa, Texas. When she was young, she had a love for basketball, singing, and band, where she played the clarinet. Sylvia married the love of her life, Jose “Jerry” Ledesma on June 10, 1989,…

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    Peter Fredrick “Fred” Heinzman

    Peter Fredrick Heinzman (Fred) passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The Lord called him home, he is singing and dancing with the angels and now is our guardian angel to watch over us. Fred was born to John Edward and Martha Pearl Elizabeth Bartrug Heinzman in New Martinsville, West Virginia on December 12, 1931. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, June Heinzman; his sisters, Grace Heinzman, Pearl Heinzman, Chloye Heinzman, Bertha Heinzman; brothers, Howard Heinzman, and James Heinzman; his daughter, Cheryl Linn (Heinzman)-Gutierrez, and grandson Edward Gutierrez Jr. Fred is survived by his brother, George Heinzman and wife, Flora Kelley; his sons,…

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    William “Gene” Sherwood

    William “Gene” Sherwood, 91, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at Odessa Regional Medical Center in Odessa, Texas. Gene was born on November 17, 1928, in Ada, Oklahoma to Claude and Vivian Pearl Sherwood. He moved from Ada, Oklahoma, to Artesia, New Mexico where he graduated from Artesia High School in 1946. He married Betty Cook and they had four daughters, Charlotte, Nancy, Connie and Clarissa. He later married Phyllis Patterson on April 22, 1972, in Las Vegas, Nevada, who preceded him in death on October 19, 2019. When Gene was 16 years old, he joined the Civil Air Patrol and began flying for many years. One of the highlights…

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    Zula Mae Ross

    Zula Mae Ross was born December 11, 1931 in Hutto, TX to Jack and Ester Williams. She passed away January 13, 2020 in Roswell, NM. Zula worked for the Joy Center and American linen in Roswell, NM. She moved to Kalamazoo, MI in 1983 and started working for Tendercare nursing home and then finally retired. She was a very loving mother, sister, grandma, great-grandma, great-great-grandma. Proceeding her in death are her parents Jack and Ester Williams, Brothers: Ben Williams, Clifton Williams, George Williams, Sisters: Ida Mae Williams, Rose Lee Reese, Daughter: Linda Jackson, Grandson: Damon Jackson, Great-grandson: Danny Lee Stafford Jr., Nephew: Jack Williams Jr. III, Great nephew: Robert (Bobby)…

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    Billie Jean Turner

    Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Billie Jean Turner, age 83, of Roswell, NM, who passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com  

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    Otilia Fuentes Gonzalez

    December 13, 1951 – January 13, 2020   Otilia Fuentes Gonzalez, born December 13, 1951, passed Monday, January 13, 2020, lived in Roswell, NM, since 1997. Otilia graduated from Balmorhea High School in 1971, and worked at the State of Texas as a community service aide I for over twenty years before she retired. Otilia “Tia Tillie” was a very loving, caring person known for all her cooking, especially red chili, Thanksgiving stuffing, and tortillas. She always fed everyone and had her arms open to them at any time. Otilia will be remembered for taking care of others before herself. She accepted everyone new into our family without judgment, and…

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    Jimmie Jo (Kelly) Dellagatta

    Jimmie Jo (Kelly) Dellagatta, 87, was called home by the Lord on December 28, 2019. She was born on October 7, 1932 to Jim and Josie Perkins in Fort Worth, Texas. She lived in California as a young woman and worked for a temp agency as a “Kelly girl.” She got so used to being called Kelly that she decided to change her name to Kelly. She also worked briefly as an actress. But, Kelly spent the majority of her working life as a bookkeeper and asset manager. Kelly was fiercely independent and lived her life on her own terms. With the advancement of age, she needed more help, but…

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    Eric Lonzo Cox

    Eric Lonzo Cox, Born October 11, 1996 in Roswell, NM passed away November 30, 2019 at the age of 23. Leaving behind parents Rick and Julie Cox, siblings Ricky Jr Cox and Nicole Cox, grandparents Don and Pat Easton and Jane Jackson, along with many more loved ones including close friends Deserae Perez and Jasmine Reno. Eric was born and raised in Roswell, NM and later made the move to Albuquerque NM where he spent his last days managing his own Sonic and helping anyone he could along the way. Eric was a very ambitious man, very goal driven and successful.  He will be dearly missed by those that he…

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    Norman Pike “Hoot” Blakeley

    Norman Pike “Hoot” Blakeley, 61 of Lake Sumner, New Mexico passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas following an illness. He was born March 8, 1958 in Roswell, NM to the home of Clifford Blakeley and the former Ruth Ann Crawford. Hoot grew up and attended schools in Roswell, graduating from Goddard High School in 1976. Norman made his home in the Fort Sumner area and was a licensed electrician. He owned and operated Blakeley Electric. Hoot was a long time member of the Lake Sumner Volunteer Fire Department. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, and a excellent cook,…

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    JoAnn (Grogan) Miller

    JoAnn (Grogan) Miller, born March 1, 1943 and went home to be with The Lord on December 28, 2019. JoAnn was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was raised in Hobbs, NM and raised her family in Roswell, NM. She also lived in Scottsdale, AZ and Odessa, TX. JoAnn is survived by her daughter Pamela Grogan Riley, son-in-law Timothy Riley, grandchildren Madison, TJ and Kendyll Riley, all of Scottsdale, Az and daughter Stephanie Grogan Trotman, son-in-law John Trotman and grandson’s Hunter Trotman of Odessa, TX and Bryson Trotman of Dallas, TX and great grandkids Violet, Parker and Owen. She is also survived by her sister Janice Clary and brother-in-law Steve Clary of…

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    Manuela Cepeda

    Manuela Cepeda was born on September 5, 1956 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Eustaquio and Diega Cepeda. She went to join our Lord on January 10, 2020. Manuela worked at the Levi Strauss Corp for about 10 years. Afterwards, she met her husband, Edel Octavio Apodaka & entered the restaurant business. They started out as Octavio’s Restaurant and then later moved on to Burrito Factory. She loved cooking & interacting with customers. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren. She often enjoyed staying at home to tend to her garden. She always a beautiful woman who woke up ready for the day, dressed to the nines & with…