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Joe Granado

Dec 22, 1958 - Nov 11, 2023

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Roswell, NM

"Joe Granado, 64, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. "

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Richard Steven Ranft

Jan 03, 1947 - Feb 24, 2024

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Roswell, NM

Richard Steven Ranft went to be with his lord on February 24, 2024with his family at his side. He was 77 years old, born January 3, 1947. In Roswell, NM. To Richard Allen Ranft and Christine (Hughes) Ranft both met him in heaven. Richard grew up in Roswell, NM, after he graduated from high school, he joined the Air force during the Vietnam War. He served two tours in Vietnam. After he was discharged from the Air Force he retired to Roswell, and went to work TMC, after working there for one year, he went to work for South Park Cemetery, where he worked until he retired.In 1978 he met the love of his life Bonnie Price. After dating for several years, Richard proposed to Bonnie. They later married in 1985. Bonnie had a daughter Gerri, which Richard raised as his own. Richard and Gerri were inseparable. If you saw Richar, you would always see Gerri right next to him. Richard was devastated when Gerri passed away.Preceded in death are his parents, brother Phillip, and his beloved daughter Gerri.Richard is survived by the love of his life, Bonnie Ranft.Services took place on Friday March 1, 2024 at 1pm.

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Carolyn Faye Tapley Weems

Jul 31, 1945 - Feb 25, 2024

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Roswell, NM

Carolyn Faye Tapley Weems passed away peacefully in her home in Roswell, NM, on February 25, 2024. Carolyn was born on July 31, 1945, in Temple, TX, to loving parents, Clifford and Wanda Tapley. Carolyn's life was a testament to compassion, dedication, and a deep love for those around her.Throughout her professional career, Carolyn served as a beacon of care and comfort to countless individuals as both a dental assistant and a nurse. Her gentle touch and empathetic nature left a lasting impact on all who had the privilege of knowing her.Beyond her professional pursuits, Carolyn found immense joy in cultivating the beauty of nature through her passion for gardening. She found solace and contentment among the blooms and foliage.Traveling held a special place in Carolyn's heart, and she cherished the opportunity to explore new places and cultures with her beloved husband, David Weems, with whom she married on November 23, 2007. Together, they created memories that will be treasured for years to come.Carolyn's legacy of love and devotion lives on through her surviving family members, including her devoted husband, David Weems; her brother, Gary Tapley and wife Beverly; her children, Bret Clark and wife Kathy, Shannon Clark and ex-wife Kim, John Raymer and wife Kris, Frances Walker and husband J.R., Richard Raymer, David Weems II and wife Delia, Kimberlee Conte and husband Frank, Daniel Weems and wife Tamra, Trina Salmon; her grandchildren, Austin, Savannah, Chelsea, Bronson, JT, Khrysten, Tia, Mike, Josh, Justin, Matthew, Camryn, Frankie, Nic, Charlotte; her great-grandchildren, Lilly, Riley, Alex, Logan, Rolan, Luka, Cooper, Greyson, Hudson; lifelong friend, Susie Clark; great friends, Anne, Bobby, Claudine, Paula; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Wanda Tapley; her stepdad, Wade Bishop and stepmom, Dorothy Bishop; and aunt, Dorothy Martel.In accordance with Carolyn's compassionate and giving nature, she made the selfless decision to donate her body to science, a final act of generosity that embodies her lifelong dedication to helping others. Through this noble gesture, Carolyn will continue to contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge and the education of future healthcare professionals. Her legacy of care and service will live on as her invaluable gift continues to make a profound impact in the fields of research and education.Carolyn's warm smile, kind heart, and compassion will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Though she may have left this world, her spirit will forever remain a source of inspiration and love in the hearts of those she touched.In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to their charity of choice in Carolyn's honor.A celebration of Carolyn's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Christ’s Church located at 2200 N Sycamore Ave, Roswell, NM 88201. All who knew and loved Carolyn are invited to join in commemorating her remarkable journey and the profound impact she made on the lives of so many.

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Lora Lee (Wallace) Fritz

Jun 15, 1960 - Jan 21, 2024

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Roswell, NM

Lora Lee (Wallace) Fritz, 63Lora was born to Leo Wallace and Dorothy (Starr) Wallace on June 15, 1960, in Council Bluffs, IA. She was the youngest of 4 children. Carl, Lynnette, and Lisa. Lora graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs; she was in the class of 1978.Lora grew up in Council Bluffs, and as she got older, she worked at K-Mart in her hometown and later in Red Oak, IA. Lora then moved on to Emerson, IA; where she worked at the Emerson Café, Emerson Farm Supply and Viners Inc. where she retired from.Lora married Martin Lee Fritz in Council Bluffs on May 1, 1987. They lived in Pacific Junction, IA for a short time before moving to an acreage south of Emerson. They were blessed with two children Kathryn Marie and Jacob Lee. Lora continued to work at Viners Inc. until May 2014 when she retired and they moved to Roswell, NM. Lora in her retirement would babysit for couples in the community, she loved all the kids like they were her own grandkids. A lot of them would call her "LaLa" or "Grandma LaLa." The kids would receive gifts from her on their Birthday’s and for Christmas. Lora and Marty liked to take trips throughout New Mexico and Colorado on the weekends. Lora made many friends through her life. She had a passion for cooking and love to cook for any occasion. No one ever went away hungry if Lora was cooking. Lora was a member of the Redeemer Christian Fellowship.Lora is preceded in death by her parents Leo and Dorothy Wallace; sister Lynette Albertson; brother-in-law Kenny Albertson, and father-in-law Thomas Fritz.Those left to cherish and honor her memory are her husband Martin Lee Fritz of Roswell, NM; sister Lisa Hadfield and husband Allen of Teynor, IA; brother Carl Wallace and wife Lori of Omaha, NE; daughter Kathryn Marie Fritz and fiancé Rudi Torres of Philadelphia PA; son Jacob Lee Fritz and wife Rhaechel (Ohge) of Ames IA; mother-in-law Dixie Fritz; sister-in-law Deanna Mahoney and husband Dan of Presho, SD, and brother-in-law Matt Fritz and wife Mary.The family will have a private memorial service on March 9, 2024. In lieu of flowers family request donations please be made in memory of Lora to Redeemer Christian Fellowship Church, 900 W. Berrendo Rd., Roswell, NM 88201.

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Jose Angel H. Yruegas

May 30, 1939 - Jan 25, 2024

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Roswell, NM

Our beloved Jose Angel H. Yruegas age 84,was called to our Heavenly Father on Thursday January 25,2024. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. He is preceded in death by his son Tommy Joe Yruegas; his parents Tommacita Hernandez and Nestor Yruegas; his brother Jesus Yruegas; his sister Augustina Lopez; his brothers Phillip and Antonio Yruegas; his grandson Joseph Arturo Al-Hajeri; his son-in law Robert Sanchez; his brother-in law Teodoro Echavarria and his x-wife Maria Guadalupe Cortinas.Jose is survived by his children Kathy Reyes and her husband Jorge,Lene Andrews and her husband Matthew, Libby Ream and her husband Bryan, Jessica Sanchez, Jackie Ettles and her husband Andy.Jacqueline Roden and her husband Ross, Stephanie Mote and her husband William.His grandchildren,Ashley Reyes Al-hajeri, Julia Marie Reyes,Daniel Reyes, Chanet Lee Andrews, Joseph Lee Andrews,Cameron Jacob Lassister, KJ Johnson and his wife Paige,Lulu Maria Andrews and her husband Christian, Sofia Morgan Ream,Sasha Francis Ream,Lainey Sanchez,Santana Guiterrez and his wife Sidney Randel and Daylin Ettles.Lauren Marbach,Abby Bogle,Madison Wentland,Breanna Mote and Savannah Mote.His great grandchildren Isaiah Jospeh Al-hajeri, Jeremiah Daniel Al-hajeri,Zachariah Benjamin Al-hajeri, Micaiah David Al-hajeri, Jayla Anises Andrews,Leon Johnson,William Johnson,Mateo Jose Arellano,Marceline Jean Guiterrez and Olso Wren Gutierrez.His siblings Basilio (BC) Yruegas, Esperanza Nanez, and Nestor Yruegas Jr.His sister-in law Inez Echavarria, his brother in law Ramon Guerra Cortinas and his wife Beverly Crites.As well as many nieces, nephews and friends!

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Mardine Hughes Cooper

Dec 22, 1935 - Jan 29, 2024

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Roswell, NM

Mardine Hughes Cooper was born December 22, 1935 in Roswell, New Mexico, to Mr. And Mrs. Henry J. (Peggy Stevens) Hughes, both now deceased. She was named after her two aunts, Nadine Hughes and Marcielle Stevens Payne of Artesia. Mardine’s family homesteaded on a ranch north of Roswell and she attended school at the Frazier Old Rock School House. She later attended elementary school in Roswell and in 1954, She graduated from Roswell High School. She married Carl E. Cooper, July 2, 1954, in the Nazarene Church of Roswell, New Mexico and together they attended New Mexico State University. Mardine has been a long-time resident of the Roswell area for many years. She became a member of the Roswell Country Club. She enjoyed playing in women’s golf tournaments locally as well as throughout the southwest. She was also a life master bridge player. Mardine lived a life of service to her family, friends, and community. Carl and Mardine were members of the First United Methodist Church of Roswell. She is survived by her husband Carl E. Cooper of Roswell, New Mexico; three sons, James Wendell Cooper (Brenda) of Glendale, Arizona, and Gordon Brian Cooper (Paula) and Martin Bradley Cooper (Rhonda) both of Roswell, New Mexico; Mardine has one surviving sister, Jennie Lou Hughes Mays, formally of Roswell ,NM, now of Shawnee OK; She has 11 grandchildren: Bradley (deceased), Jeffrey, Lynse, Jeremy, Katrina, Kendra (deceased), Kayla, Kelsey, Justin, Brandon and Trevor. She has 21 great-grandchildren: Chauncey, Lyla, Ben, Mallory, Annette (Jeffrey) Ethan, Wyatt, Olivia, Savannah (Bradley) James Henry, Thomas, William (Lynse) Oliver, Madeline (Kelsey) Jackson, Cooper (Katrina) Shaedyn, Jordyn (Kayla) Caroline, Karley (Justin) Casey (Brandon). She was preceded in death by a grandson, Bradley Cooper on August 26, 2023, a granddaughter, Kendra Cooper on June 1, 1988, and her son, Carl Edwin Cooper Jr. (Eddie) on July 29, 1995. Also preceding her in death were her two brother’s James Hughes (2014 of Roswell, New Mexico), Richard Hughes (2020 of Capitan, New Mexico) and one sister Peggy Ann Paradee (2023 of Amarillo, Texas). She was known and cherished as Pama, Mama, Aunt Mardine, Mom, Sug (by her siblings). She lived a life of service, kindness, grace, and beauty. She would rather give than receive. She filled our lives with light and our hearts with love. She will be dearly missed but will live on in our hearts for generations. There will be a viewing Monday evening February 5, 2024 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel from 5:00- 7:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held for Mardine Hughes Cooper on Tuesday February 6th, 2024, at 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Roswell located at 200 N. Pennsylvania, Roswell, NM 88201 with Reverend Tina Cross. Interment will be in South Park Cemetery in Roswell, New Mexico following the service. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Cooper, Jeremy Cooper, Justin Cooper, Brandon Cooper, Trevor Cooper, Nick Castle, Matt Ellis and Michael Ashcroft. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Hughes, Craig Paradee, Richard Mays, Robert Mays and Greg Cooper. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com

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Carl Edwin Cooper

Dec 03, 1935 - Feb 03, 2024

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Roswell, NM

Carl Edwin Cooper was born December 3, 1935, in Jal, New Mexico, to Mr. And Mrs. Mark Samuel Cooper (Faye White) both now deceased. Carl attended the 1st-3rd grade in Jal, New Mexico, and the 4th-5th grade in Eunice, New Mexico. The family traveled to Deming and Willcox, Arizona during his 6th grade year. He was in Buckeye, Arizona to finish the 7th grade and completed the 8th grade in Kermit, Texas. Carl’s family bought a ranch north of Roswell where Carl attended and later graduated from Roswell High School in 1953. Carl married Mardine Hughes of Roswell on July 2, 1954, in the Nazarene Church of Roswell. Carl graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Out of college, Carl began his CPA career with Douglas Douglas and Hughes. Later he became a partner with Main Lafrentz & Co. Carl and a partner formed the CPA Firm of Cooper & Newberry in El Paso. In 1972, Carl and Mardine moved to the Cooper ranch northeast of Roswell. Where he ranched and continued his CPA career while working for Roswell Radiology Associates as well as having his own CPA practice in Roswell until 1995 when he formed a father and son CPA partnership named Cooper & Cooper CPA’s. In 1998, Carl retired from Roswell Radiology as well as Cooper & Cooper CPA’s. He continued to actively ranch until 2012.Carl enjoyed ranching, tennis, and golf. In tennis, he competed locally and enjoyed a lifetime of playing tennis with his friends and associates. He was a member of the Jaycees in El Paso and served on the Valley Bank of Commerce bank board in Roswell. He and Mardine enjoyed couples bridge tournaments in Roswell. They enjoyed playing 42 and 88 and taking cruises with their family. Carl and Mardine were members of the First United Methodist Church of Roswell. He is survived by his three sons, James Wendell Cooper (Brenda) of Glendale, Arizona, and Gordon Brian Cooper (Paula) and Martin Bradley Cooper (Rhonda) both of Roswell, New Mexico. Carl has 11 grandchildren: Bradley (deceased), Jeffrey, Lynse, Jeremy, Katrina, Kendra (deceased), Kayla, Kelsey, Justin, Brandon, and Trevor. He has 21 great-grandchildren: Chauncey, Lyla, Ben, Mallory, Annette (Jeffrey) Ethan, Wyatt, Olivia, Savannah (Bradley) James Henry, Thomas, William (Lynse) Oliver, Madeline (Kelsey) Jackson, Cooper (Katrina) Shaedyn, Jordyn (Kayla) Caroline, Karley (Justin) Casey (Brandon). Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Mardine Hughes Cooper, who passed away on January 29, 2024, and his son, Carl Edwin Cooper Jr. (Eddie) on July 29, 1995, his grandson, Bradley Cooper on August 26, 2023, a granddaughter, Kendra Cooper on June 1, 1988. Also preceding him in death are his two brothers, Thomas Samuel Cooper (2012) and Doyle Mark Cooper (1945), and one sister Leta Fern Cooper White (1968).Funeral Services will be held for Carl Edwin Cooper, 88, of Roswell, who died on February 3, 2024. He followed his sweetheart, Mardine Hughes Cooper, who passed away four days earlier on January 29. A combined funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 2 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Roswell at 200 N. Pennsylvania Roswell, NM 88201 with Reverend Tina Cross.

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Larissa Louise Sentell

Feb 18, 2001 - Feb 05, 2024

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Roswell, NM

Larissa Louise Sentell Larissa was called home to the Lord on February 5, 2024. She was born on February 18, 2001, in Roswell New Mexico to her mother Melanie Finch and father Gerald Sentell. Larissa attended local schools in Roswell. She was tested and found to have a genius IQ, due to which she was placed in a special program for gifted students. When she was 18 months old, she could name all the animals in the National Geographic Magazine. In fact, that was her favorite naptime story! She always loved to go to Sunday school and church with her grandmother, Stella Chapman. Her step grandfather, Jerry Chapman, was the pastor of their Church. She always loved the song "Amazing Grace". She sang it in church and at home with her mother, in fact, that was their song. Larissa loved the Lord even in her downtime. She and her mother used to pray together at night. She was baptized by the Sagebrush Church in Albuquerque about four months ago. While in Albuquerque she also obtained her GED. Larissa was very proud of this and so were we. She had her daughter, Gabrielle, at a very young age. She was a good mother, and she loved her daughter "with all her heart". Larissa had beautiful eyes, one was green, and one was blue. She also had the most beautiful blonde hair. She was a beautiful person both inside and out, but do not make her angry! She had a hot temper, anyone who knew her could tell you. She was and is very loved. She is survived by her daughter, Gabrielle Sentell and her parents, Melanie Finch and Gerald Sentell. She is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Laura Green and step grandfather, Richard Green, along with her great grandmother, Virginia Burt, and grandfather Tim Finch. Surviving siblings include Nathaniel Sentell and Jessica Finch; her sister, Christy Sentell, and her partner David Salsberry; brothers Andrew, Christian and Aden Sentell; sister, Glory Sentell. Additional survivors include David Hoffman, step grandfather; aunt Geneva Clements and uncle Dion Sentell; great aunt Marci Snow and her partner Joe Williams; Cristin and Bobby Marshall; step great grandmother, Inez Green; step aunt Jeanne and her husband Kevin Raymer; step uncle Michael Green and his wife Geneva; great aunt Mary Flores; great uncle Eldon Dickenson; great uncle Albert Palmer. Larissa is survived by many, many more family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dominik Finch, and Layton Sentell; her grandfather, Jude Sentell; step grandfather, Jerry Chapman; great grandfather, Jack Burt; step great grandfather, Paul Green; great grandparents Joyce and Luther McCarty; grandfather, Frank Finch; great grand parents, Robert and Mary Dickenson. Little girl, you have been called home by the Lord. He must be looking for strong angels like you. Pretty girl, I will never forget your smile. It is engraved in my heart and mind forever. Those who loved you are sad and that is okay. In time, maybe someday, I’ll get to watch you, playing in the clouds with your big brother.

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J. Ronald Ballew

Jan 01, 1940 - Feb 09, 2024

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Roswell, NM

J. Ronald Ballew, born in Grand Junction, Colorado in 1940 to Russell and Dorothy Ballew, passed away on February 9, 2024, at the age of 83. Ronald was an esteemed independent business owner in Artesia, New Mexico. He attended Roswell High School, graduating in 1958. During his senior year, Ronald distinguished himself as the Golden Gloves Boxing Champion for New Mexico. It was also during this time that he married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Adcock.Dedicating eight years of his life to serving his country, Ronald served honorably in the US Army. Ronald's legacy is cherished by his three children, James, Deborah, and Robert, as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In his earlier years, Ronald was an avid fisherman and hunter, finding solace and joy in the great outdoors. He cherished the camaraderie of camping trips with friends from the Elks Lodge. Furthermore, Ronald was known for his culinary skills, delighting family and friends alike with his gourmet cooking. Ronald's warmth, generosity, and zest for life will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. A memorial service to celebrate Ronald's life will be held at South Park Cemetery in Roswell on Friday, Feb. 16th at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your charity of choice. Forever in our hearts, Ronald's spirit will continue to inspire and uplift us. May he rest in peace. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com

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Judith Amstrong

Dec 12, 1946 - Feb 23, 2024

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Roswell, NM

Services will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, for Judith "Judy" Amstrong who died February 23, 2024 at her home. Judy was born December 12, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri to Rudy and Jessie Blome. Her family relocated to Roswell, NM in the 1950s. Her mother, a nurse, was caretaker to Walt Whittman’s niece who they packed in their car with a mattress in the back. Judy and her family were regular attenders of First United Methodist Church, where Judy loved singing in the choir where she met her one true love, Hal Armstrong. They were married on August 20, 1983, and enjoyed many happy times before his death. Judy’s love of singing led to her touring Iceland and Greenland with the USO in her younger years and later founded the Tergitelli Sisters who entertained Roswell in the 1980’s and 1990’s. An Alumnus of Eastern New Mexico University and educator for 39 years, Judy retired as President of ENMU-Roswell in 2008. A graduate of Roswell High School, Judy began her career as an educator in Kansas and later served as assistant director of the Roswell Public Library. During her 35-year tenure at ENMU-Roswell, she worked as an English/Communications Instructor, and Dean of Instruction. She was appointed Provost in February 2002 and retired as President in 2008. Since Judy became Provost of ENMU-Roswell, enrollment reached new heights, surpassing the 4200 mark in the fall of 2005. Under her leadership more than 150 online courses were added with the campus partnering with other community and national entities to bring the International Law Enforcement Academy, New Mexico Youth Challenge, New Mexico MESA, and the Flight Safety Training Center. She helped facilitate remote access to Eastern New Mexico University to serve Chaves County residents wanting to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees without leaving Roswell. Judy has received recognition for her love of education and community and was the first recipient of the ENMU Haughawaut Exemplary Human Relations Award, the 1996 Amigo Award from the New Mexico Library Association, the Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women in 1993 and Outstanding Leader Award from the Leadership Roswell Alumni Association in 2006. She was a recipient of the 2007 Heritage Award from the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, Citizen of the Year Award for the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce in 2008, the 2009 Character Counts of Chaves County Adult Character Builder Award and awarded the Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in 2009. She was also inducted into the ENMU Educator’s Hall of Honor in 2009. Her community activities include service on the ENMU-Roswell Foundation Board, Roswell Complete Count 2010 Census Committee, Roswell Safe Coalition, Altrusa, Walker Aviation Museum Foundation, First United Methodist Church, Roswell Public Library Board of Trustees, Chaves County CASA, Roswell Symphony Guild, and the Chaves County Economic Development Corporation. For fun, she liked to tap dance with the Rac-a-Taps dancers.Judy is preceded in death by her husband, Hal Armstrong, parents, Rudy and Jessie "G" Blome, brother Gary Blome and nephew Greg Knoch. Those left to cherish her memory include her nieces Rachel Tutor, and husband Jeff, Crystal Knoch and wife, Jessica, Elizabeth Raxter; nephews, Geoff Blome and wife, Kerry, and Todd Cozart with 17 great nieces and nephews and one great-great nephew.; siblings Gordon Blome and wife, Linda, Janet Richardson and husband, Jim and the children of her of late husband Hal Armstrong. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ENMU-Roswell Foundation Board, Walker Aviation Museum Foundation, Roswell Public Library, Chaves County CASA and/or the Cowboy Bell Scholarship program c/o First United Methodist Church.

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Maria "Lil Mary" Archuleta

Nov 08, 1957 - Jan 23, 2024

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Roswell, NM

Maria "Lil Mary" Archuleta passed on to her eternal home on January 23, 2024, in Roswell, NM. Maria was born November 8, 1957 in Gallup, NM to Clovis O. Archuleta and Leticia Padilla. She was one of 13 children. Maria met her lifelong partner Juan "Popo" Romero in the early 70's in Carlsbad, NM. Maria was a follower of Christ, as any follower of Christ comes great things like a big heart. Mary had the biggest heart; she would give you her last dollar and do without. She was loved by all she came across. She had a great sense of humor (always had something to say). Maria loved and cherished all her children but especially her grandchildren. Her presence will be greatly missed. Maria is preceded in death by her Lifelong partner, Juan "Popo" Romero; father Clovis O. Archuleta; mother Leticia Padilla Archuleta; brothers Louie, Micheal, Richard, Clovis, Leroy and Paul; sisters Jenny, Ramona, Anna and Rosie. Those left to cherish and honor her memory are sons, Carlos Romero and wife Monica of Roswell, NM, Mario Romero and wife Sarah of Roswell, NM, and Jason Rodriguez and wife Angelica of San Marcus, TX; daughters Savannah Romero and Roxanna Romero of Roswell, NM; brothers Frank Archuleta and wife Sylvia of Roswell, NM and Danny Archuleta of Roswell, NM; sister Toni Rodriguez of Roswell, NM and grandchildren Joseph, Leah, Nathaniel, Genesis, Mariah, Nehemiah, Isaiah, Aria, Erik, and Isaac. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Carlos Romero, Joseph Romero, Mario Romero, Isaiah Romero, Nathaniel Aguilar, Savannah Romero, Roxanna Romero, and Israel Archuleta. Honorary Pallbearers are Leah Romero, Aria Romero, Genesis Montoya, Erik Rodriguez, Mariah Romero, Isaac Rodriguez, Nehemiah Vallejos, David Romero, Andrew Valadez, Micheal Ramon, and Sam Romero. A special thank you to Israel and Valerie Archuleta, Bertha Barela, Renee Archuleta, and Regina Villa. A viewing will be held from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Ballard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 31, 2024 also at Ballard Funeral Home. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. A Tribute to Our MotherThe day God called you home,in tears we saw you sinking And watched you fade away.Our hearts were broken,we wanted you to stay.But when we saw you sleeping so peaceful from pain, we were at ease.It broke our hearts to lose you,But you did not go alone,For part of us went with you,The day God took you home.We Love Mom

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