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Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - August 4, 2007 CARLSBAD - Funeral Mass for Ascension E. "Chon" Sapien will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 at San Jose Catholic Church with Father Valentine Jankowski officiating. Interment will follow in Santa Catarina Cemetery. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today (Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007) at San Jose Church. Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 and today (Sunday) from 1-5 p.m. at West Funeral Home. Arrangements are by West Funeral Home. Ascension Esquibel "Chon" Sapien was born May 12, 1929 in Loving, NM to Ursulo and Gregoria (Esquibel) Sapien. He married Juanita Mata on Nov. 27, 1950 in Carlsbad. "Chon" was employed as a laborer for the Carlsbad Irrigation District for over 20 years. He then worked for Rose Grave, was a disc jockey (DJ) for the Spanish program on KCCC, in furniture sales for Marion Jenkins, and a laborer for Constructors before returning to the CID, retiring in 1992. "Chon" was preceded in death by his parents, wife in 1993, infant daughter and son Rachel and Jesse Sapien, and five brothers and a sister. Ascension is survived by his four children: Frank, Eddie, Mary Ann and Billy Sapien, all of Carlsbad; brothers: Vicente Sapien of Jacksonville, N.C., Domingo Sapien and Eleuterio Sapien, both of Carlsbad; sister, Belia Sanchez of Carlsbad, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Eddie Sapien, Jesus "Chuy" Carrasco, Billy Sapien, Edwin Sapien, Leslie Carrasco and Che Che Castillo.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - March 5, 2007 CARLSBAD - Iva Shelton, 78, of Dearborn Street, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2007, at Lakeview Christian Home. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carlsbad Cemetery. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Iva Shelton was born Jan. 19, 1929, in O'Donnell, Texas to James Vernon and Alice Edmonds Jolly. She grew up in Slaton, Texas and attended school there. As a young girl she helped pick cotton and worked at the old steam laundry. She married Lundy A. Shelton on March 18, 1946. They moved to Carlsbad in 1953. She was a homemaker. She and Lundy moved to Arizona in 1986. She worked at a casino in the wardrobe department for 10 years. She returned to Carlsbad in 2001 to retire. Her hobbies included crocheting, sewing, crossword puzzles, playing cards and singing. Iva was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, seven sisters and six brothers. Survivors include: one son, Larry Shelton, and wife, Norma, of High Rolls, N,M.; one daughter, Connie DeBorde and husband, Tom, of Carlsbad; three grandchildren: Brant Lunsford, Blake Lunsford and B.J. Shelton; three great-grandchildren: Paige Lunsford, Kaitlyn Lunsford and Garrett Lunsford; sisters: June Howell and husband, Charles, of Durango, Colo.; Dorothy Edwards of Slaton, Texas; and Belle Thurman of Richland Hills, Texas; and extended family: Kathy and Randy Bryant and their children Ashley and Braylin; and James DeBorde and son Treven. Pallbearers will be Larry Shelton, Aaron Norman, Randy Bryant, Tom DeBorde and Brant Lunsford. Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 611 N. Canal St, Carlbad, NM or Lakeview Christian Home, 1905 W. Pierce Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220.
Fred W. Simmons, 84, of Brantley Road, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at Lakeview Christian Home. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. today (Oct. 28) at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Leonard Foster officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. Carlsbad Veterans' Honor Guard will provide military honors. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Fred was born to Arthur David and Sular Rosetti (Cox) Simmons on Nov. 3, 1924. He grew up in New Mexico. Fred lived in Carrizozo, Vaughn and Encino, where his family owned a farm. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army in construction. Fred moved to Carlsbad in 1952, and went to work for Duvall in March 1952, retiring in 1985. He worked primarily as a mechanic. Fred married Lillian Campbell on March 25, 1946, in Roswell, N.M. He was a member of the Otis Baptist Church, B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 1558 and American Legion Post. He was an active square dance caller and served on the Carlsbad Veterans' Honor Guard for several years. Fred was an avid fisherman and hunter. Fred married Cathy Thompson June 6, 2000, in Roswell, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lillie Simmons in 1997; two brothers; and one sister. Survivors include wife, Cathy Thompson-Simmons; son: Walter Jeter and wife, Roxie of Kerrville, Texas; daughters: Claudian Carpenter and husband, Dale of Ajo, Ariz., and Sylvia Rose Winters and husband, Danny of Artesia, N.M.; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Steve Bartlett, Donavan Mager, Stormy Carpenter, Cameron Mager, Jason Rice and Fred Bolen.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - January 6, 2007 CARLSBAD - Edith (Edie) Lucille Smith passed into eternal rest early Thursday evening, Jan. 04, 2007, at Carlsbad Medical Center. Edith was born Jan. 26, 1919, the daughter of Tint W. and Mattie Lee Wallace in Loco, Oklahoma, moving to Carlsbad as a young girl, meeting the man she fell in love with and married, Marcus H. Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Denton-Wood Funeral Home and a Visitation is set for family andfriends today from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, at the family cemetery on Rocky Arroyo with the Rev. Rusty Smith of the Guadalupe Christian Camp officiating. Edith and her husband, Marcus, were long-time members of the Assembly of God Church years before and both played and sang gospel music at church. She played guitar and he accompanied with his French harp, and she had the voice of an angel. They lived on Rocky, and in Carlsbad, all of their married life, over 65 years, until it was necessary for them to be moved up to Queen to be cared for by family. Edith and Marcus were absolutely devoted to each other and he will cherish her forever and ever. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, five sisters, two brothers, and one great-great infant grandson, Marcus Earl Paul. Survivors include her husband, Marcus H. Smith, one son, Haskell D. Smith, and Belle Ramey, all of Queen. Edith was the center of their lives, a devoted wife and a devout mother. She, also, had a loving hand in guiding and raising up all three of her surviving grandchildren; three great, grandchildren; one niece; one great niece; and one great nephew, who all loved Nanny deeply and will never, never forget her. The three grandchildren are Lisia May Wilson, and her husband, Robert P., of Copperas Cove, Texas; Bethany Jo Smith, of Kinta, Okla.; and Stacy Lee Boren, and her husband, Jr. , of McAlester, Okla. The three great-grandchildren are Anita Dawn Paul, and husband, Shawn, of Hamilton, Texas; Robert Haskell Wilson, of Copperas Cove, Texas; and Whitney Anastasia Smith, of Kinta, Okla. The niece is Marsha June Hayes, and husband, Jack, of Carlsbad; great niece, Jennifer Long, and husband, David, of Carlsbad; and great nephew, Jason Hayes, and wife, Mandy, of Carlsbad. She is also survived by nieces, Mary McCarty, of San Antonio, Texas; Pat Downs, of Comanche, Okla.; Helen Baker and Doris McDonald, and husband Dale of Hobbs; and nephew Earl Downs, and wife, Kay, of Carlsbad. Edith was devoted to her family and will always be remembered for her sweetness and kindness and providing to all their needs. Pallbearers will be Charles Howard, Robert P. Wilson, Robert Haskell Wilson, Jr. Boren, Shawn Paul, Jack Hayes, Jason Hayes and David Long.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - February 7, 2007  CARLSBAD - Lena Louise "Granny" Smith, 84, of Bonita Street, passed away at home with her family around her on Feb. 5, 2007. Louise was born on Sept. 4, 1922, in Taylor Springs, N.M. to Elec and Mary Belle (Sherrill) Gleaton. Her mother died when she was six, so Louise, or "Weese" as her family called her, was raised by her grandmother Elizabeth Sherrill and later by her aunt and uncle, Frank and Camille (Sherrill) Gaines in Ft. Worth, Texas. They were very good to Louise, and raised her and her younger sister as if they were their own children. She attended school in Ft. Worth. The summer that Louise turned 15 she and her younger sister Katherine rode the bus from Ft. Worth to visit her sister Mary Smith who lived with her husband on his family's ranch 26 miles south of Ft. Sumner. While she was there she met the love of her life, Mary's brother-in-law John Buford Smith, who worked the family ranch and also day worked at other ranches. Even though there was a 14-year age difference, they were both smitten and John serenaded Louise with his guitar and sang to her, while her younger sister and his youngest brother watched and giggled. There was a lot of horseback riding, dancing, and swimming in the Pecos River that summer. She was a city girl in love with a real cowboy. John often said that he thought "she was cuter than a little speckled pup under a red wagon." When she went home John wrote to her only to have the letters intercepted by her concerned aunt and uncle who didn't approve of the age difference and wanted Louise to finish her education. Two years later, when Louise was 17, she and her sister went to visit Mary again. BIG MISTAKE! John and Louise saw each other and as you can probably guess, she never went home. The romance was rekindled and they were married on July 27, 1940, in Ft. Sumner. Shortly thereafter the Smith family and neighboring ranch families threw a chivalry for them. Louise and John started married life together on the Smith Ranch where they lived for many years and had a lot of great memories, as you can imagine, with a young newly married city girl learning all about ranch and rodeo life in the 1940s. When you asked Louise in later years about that time being hard, she would say, Well, I was young and in love, and I didn't know any better." Two of their four children were born during this time. They later sold the ranch and moved to Missouri where they had another child, but eventually settled in Carlsbad, where their last child was born and they lived for the rest of their lives. John worked and retired from Potash Company of America and Louise was a homemaker. Louise and John celebrated 53 wonderful years together. Some were hard, but they had a lot of love and what it took to stay together. John died in 1992, and Louise spent the last years of her life living life to the fullest, spending time with her children, grandchildren, many friends, and a succession of little poodles, the last of which is "John B." whom she named after her husband. She also volunteered at the CARC Farm where she had many great friends. Louise was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a friend to many. She always had the time to listen and try to help anyone who needed help. She had the patience of a saint, whether it was with a young great-grandchild trying to explain something to her that she really didn't understand, or an older grandchild talking to her about a concern, she listened like they were the only ones in the world. She was a great cook, and loved to travel. All you had to say was "let's go Granny," and she had her purse and you were on your way. Louise had a wonderful sense of humor. She was hard of hearing all of her life, and until about 15 years ago did not wear a hearing aid. So, she sometimes would not hear the correct pronunciation of words. When her family would tease her (which they did quite often), she took it very good naturedly and laughed. She was fun, a great sport, loved to laugh and instilled that and the love of family in her children. Family gatherings were always a great time filled with laughter. Louise loved her family and friends and was much loved by them all. She will be greatly missed until we are together again. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, aunt and uncle, husband John, two sisters, Mary Savage and Katherine Brown, brother Norman Gleaton, grandson, Terry Baker, niece Pam VerBrugge, nephew Lannis Smith, and numerous aunts, uncles, sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-law. She is survived by daughters Bonnie Hess (Ed) of Carlsbad, and Camille Trombley (Dalton) of Flora Vista; sons, John L. Smith (Reba) of Rosewood, Texas, and Norman D. Smith of Albuquerque; grandchildren Lena Williamson (Jon), Leslie Dake (Jon), Lisa Perea (Pat), Michelle LaPorte (Gary), Jennifer Shoemake (Mike), and Amy Smith; great-grandchildren: Christopher and Alyssa Perea, Justin and Corey Baker, Lain (Stacy), and Logan Williamson, Coty Thompson, Jordan and Breanna Martinez, Cami LaPorte, Tyler and Aaron Shoemake, Kobe Gabaldon, and Megan Dake; great-great-grandchildren: Hunter Guidry, and Riley and Morgan Williamson; sister-in-law Rose Barnett (Duane) of Springfield, Mo.; nieces: Ramona Feik (Derald) of Portland, Ore., Marky Tucker (Tucker) of Monroe, La., Sandra Hunt of Phoenix, Ariz., and Judy McNabb (Leon) of Georgia; nephews Bob Smith (Dolores) of Wallowa, Ore., Jeffery Linden Smith (Valerie) of Post Falls, Idaho; Barry Hunt (Lynn) of Carlsbad; and James H. Smith (Teresa) of Albuquerque; and numerous grand-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Vernon Shoemake of Carlsbad, Johnny Bowman of Bosque Farms and many friends. Pallbearers will be Johnny Bowman, Leon Collier, Jerry Owen, Don Roberts, David Tawater, and Jae Walker. Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service and celebration of Louise's life is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at West Funeral Home with Chaplain Jimmy Ryan of Golden Services Hospice officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at the Carlsbad Cemetery. Visitation will be at West Funeral Home today from 1-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service. Arrangements are by West Funeral Home.
CARLSBAD — A memorial service for Norman O. Soechting, 93, of North Canal Street, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lakeside Veterans Club, 123 Plum Lane, with Chaplain Gene Fooks officiating. Soechting Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard will perform military honors. A private family inurnment will take place at First United Methodist Church Columbarium There is no visitation. Cremation has taken place. West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A long time Carlsbad resident, Norman Otto Soechting, passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at the age of 93. For the past three years, he had been residing in assisted living at Lakeview Christian Home. Norman was born in Hunter, Comal County, Texas, on Nov. 8, 1911, the first child of Bruno and Freida Soechting. He was married to Etta Ida Tschoepe for 70 years and they had lived in Carlsbad since 1947. Etta preceded Norman in death on Sept. 7, 2004. Norman was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy from March 10, 1944, to Dec. 9, 1945, first aboard a destroyer that was sunk in the Pacific and later the USS Thornton. As a member of the Naval Reserve, he was recalled on Oct. 23, 1950, and served aboard the USS Toledo until May 18, 1951. Following his separation, Norman was very active in Carlsbad American Legion Post 7, DAV Chapter 13 and the VFW Post 3277, serving in several positions including Quartermaster and VFW Post Commander. In Carlsbad, Norman worked in retail in Cobbs Department Store, Horne’s Clothiers, and opened and co-owned Clarks Shoe Store before finishing his career at Collin Gerrells Men’s Store, retiring in 1996. He was also an active volunteer worker and member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Soechting is survived by daughters, Dorothy Snell of Centennial, Colo., and Norma Jean Carlton of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren, James M. Snell of Englewood, Colo., Jon Snell of Midland, Texas, Jeriann Townsend of Tyler, Texas, and Jeff Harland of Austin, Texas; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview Christian Home, 1300 N. Canal St., Carlsbad, N.M. 88220.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - November 15, 2006  CARLSBAD - A funeral service for Danny Lee Stearns, 47, of Dallas, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at West Funeral Home Chapel. Supr. Alfred Alexander, of Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ at 2211 Davis St., will officiate. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday at West Funeral Home. Arrangements are by West Funeral Home. Mr. Stearns died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at his home. Danny Lee Stearns was born May 16, 1959, in Carlsbad to Riley D. Sr. and Juanita Hurd Stearns. He was raised and educated in Carlsbad, graduating from Carlsbad Senior High School. He moved to Dallas about 10 years ago. He was employed as an interior decorator and he had the ability to design and make his own drapes for home and work. He was also a foster parent. Danny attended a Pentecostal church in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Shirley Bridges. Danny is survived by his mother of Carlsbad, brothers: Riley Jr., Johnny, William, and Dwight, all of Carlsbad and Charles of Roswell; sisters: Imogene Price of Carlsbad, Ora Smith and Nita Stearns, both of California, and Penny Robertson of Louisiana, and several nieces and nephews, and a host of uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be his five brothers, nephew Jamie Stearns and cousin Archie Kelly. Honorary pallbearers will be Dick Young, Bob Ingram, Garry Giddens, Willie Jones and Johnny Stearns.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - June 30, 2007  CARLSBAD - Memorial services for Shirley Ann Swift-Steward, 55, of Eunice Street, will be held in the West Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Anthony Bryant of Fox and Lake Church of Christ will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are under the direction of West Funeral Home. Swift-Steward passed away Friday, June 29, 2007, at Carlsbad Medical Center. Shirley was born in Carlsbad on Feb. 15, 1952, to William H. and Syble L. (Chester) West. She was raised and educated in Carlsbad. Shirley enjoyed crocheting, sewing and any computer game, but her true love was family time. Whether it be camping or just spending time with her children and grandchildren, it was obvious that Shirley was in her element. Shirley met Billie Swift and they married in 1974 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Shirley is survived by husband, Billie Swift of Carlsbad; sons: Bobby Steward and wife Sarah, Chris Steward and wife Peggy, and William Steward and wife Kristen, all of Carlsbad; sisters: Joy Magby of Carlsbad and Pat Tucker of Brownwood, Texas; brother, Burt West of Silver City; grandchildren Corey, Caitlyn, Jacquline, Lydia, Cassie, Cilla, Jonathan, Shalie, Ellee, and little Will Steward.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - CARLSBAD - Jason E. Stoltzfus, 75, of San Juan Manor, , passed away Feb. 16, 2007 at Carlsbad Medical Center. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Carlsbad Mennonite Church with Pastor Meg Lumsdaine officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Jason Elmer Stoltzfus was born Oct. 26, 1931 in Morgantown, Pa. to Elmer and Sarah Glick Stoltzfus. He completed high school in Pennsylvania and went to nursing school and anesthesia training in Philadelphia, PA. Jason married Miriam Evelyn Clymer in 1952. He worked in Salisbury, MD four and a half years and moved to Carlsbad in 1964 to work as a Nurse Anesthetist. They lived in Artesia from 1966 to 1973, moved back to Carlsbad and retired in 1995. Jason was a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, former Board member of Habitat for Humanity, Campers on Missions, Caveman SAMS and a member of the Carlsbad Mennonite Church. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, volunteer work and playing games with family and friends. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was beloved by all. Jason was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marie Stoltzfus; four brothers: Roy Stoltzfus, Alvin Stoltzfus, Paul Stoltzfus and Luke Stoltzfus. Survivors are spouse Miriam Stoltzfus of the family home, daughters Winona Stoltzfus and partner Don Simms of Roswell, Bernice Moyers of Albuquerque, Darlene Reesor and husband, Nevitt of Austin, Texas, son Winfred Stoltzfus and wife, Wilda (Willie) of Bellefontaine, Ohio Foster daughter Carmen Ramirez of Dallas, Texas, 15 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, brothers Noah Stoltzfus and wife, Miriam of Pa., Ira Stoltzfus and wife, Joyce of Calif., Leonard Stoltzfus of Pa., sisters Myrtle Miller and husband, Gene of Mont., Rhoda Glick of Pa, Hazel Grove and husband, Loren of Ontario Canada, Verna Ruth Adams of N.M. and numerous family members and friends. Pallbearers are James Jason Moyers, Ky Stoltzfus, Jonathan Moyers, Marcos Stoltzfus, Tomas Stoltzfus, Ethan Reesor, Davi Stoltzfus and Lucas Stoltzfus. Honorary Pallbearers are Marissa Stoltzfus, Jennifer Moyers, Claire Stoltzfus, Sarah Reesor, Bia Stoltzfus, Raquel Stoltzfus and Carla Stoltzfus. Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 513 North Canyon Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220 or Mennonite Missions Network, 1204 W. McKay Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220.
"Punch" Tansill Dead. R. W. Tanslll, a well known millionaire cigar manufacture, formerly of Chicago, died at Carlsbad, this territory, yesterday, of heart failure. Mr. Tansill came to Carlsbad several years ago for his health. He had been very prominent In advancing the Interests of the territory. He is known through out the country as ' Punch" Tansill, In honor of his famous 5-cent "Punch" cigar. Albuquerque weekly citizen., January 03, 1903
R. W. Tansill, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. R, W. Tansill, who arrived in Eddy weeks ago from Kingston. NY has been at deaths  door the past week, at the residence of E S Motter la Huerta passed away Thuraday night. Mr. Tansill was A consumptive sufferer. His father and mother arrived from Chicago, Monday. his wife reaching here Wednesday from Kingston. The body was taken back to Chicago for interrment.Tuesday, February 11, 1896  New Mexico News NEW!!
Terpening and Son Mortuary, March 10, 2012 Services are scheduled at 10:00 a.m Tuesday, March 13, at First United Methodist Church in Artesia for lifelong Penasco and Hope area resident Madie Reeves Teel. Mrs. Teel, 89, died Friday, March 9, 2012 in Roswell. David Brunson will officiate at the services with burial at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Allen, Wesley Grau, Jason Allen, Justin Allen, Mason Grau, Daniel Ojinaga and Eric Black, and Marcus Grau in spirit. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons and nephews Randy Hart, Ritchie Hart, Jim Harwell, Dub Cox, Larry Hendricks, Lonnie Hendricks, Austin Yearwood, Bobby Ledlow and Richard Ledlow. Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary beginning 10:00 a.m Monday. The family will receive friends at the Mortuary from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday. Madie was born January 11, 1923 in Alamogordo, New Mexico; the daughter of William Austin Reeves and Eula Woodson Reeves. She spent her early life at the family home in Elk, N. M. On Feb. 12, 1941 she married the love of her life George Olin Teel in Elk. He preceded her in death July 6, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents, by a son Barry Reeves Teel, a grandson Marcus LeRay Grau, and by siblings Ottie McGuire, Letitia Beavers, Betty Ledlow, Truth Yearwood, Tempie Cox, Elva Hogsett, Lonnie Reeves and Loren Reeves. She was homemaker, wife and mother. She was a member of Hope United Methodist Church and was honored there for her longtime commitment and service. She served as president of Women’s Society of Christian Service and held various other offices. Her favorite thing was participating in the annual Methodist Bazaar. She was also a member of Yucca Cowbells, N. M. Wool Growers Association, N. M. Cattle Growers Association, the AQ Chapter of PEO, and enjoyed playing bridge. Survivors include daughters Karen Allen and husband John of Las Cruces, N. M. and Elnabeth Grau and husband Wesley of Grady, N. M. ; grandchildren Jana Allen, Jason Allen, Justin Allen and wife Megan, Meghan Byrem and husband Blair, and Micah Black and husband Eric; great-grandchildren Mason, Miles and Merit Grau, Daniel Ojinaga and Noah Allen, Ashlynn and Payton Allen, Brody and Cash Black, Torin Byrem, Cera, Mikayla, Julie and Dakota Allen. Also surviving are sisters Eva Hendricks and Thelma Harwell both of Roswell; sister in law Kay Hart; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends including caregivers Branka Barrett and Jan Elisabeth. The family suggests memorials contributions be made to the Hope United Methodist Church, 2613 W. Richardson Ave., Artesia, N. M. 88210. subnitted by Elaine Watson
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - April 18, 2007  CARLSBAD - Ashley E. Temple, 84, of Avenue C, passed away Monday, April 16, 2007, at his home. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Burke officiating. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Ashley E. Temple was born Dec. 2, 1922 in Rea, Pa. to Alphius and Elsie (Kilgore) Temple. He grew up in Pennsylvania until moving to Ohio at age 12. Ashley worked on the family farm until he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was stationed in the French Alps and was wounded. Ashley was honorably discharged and returned to the farm from 1946 to 1960. He married Marjorie Lucille Burghy on June 30, 1945, and together they had three children. They moved to Carlsbad in 1960 and Ashley worked at National Potash until the company shut down in 1982 and he retired. He enjoyed tractor-pulling as a hobby, built two tractors and enjoyed hunting and trapping with the grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a daughter, Phyllis Elaine Temple. Survivors include one son, Harley Temple and wife, Kathy of Carlsbad; daughter, Denise Meadors and husband, Luke, of Carlsbad; four grandchildren: Brian Temple and wife, Jenn, of El Paso, Haley Duarte of Carlsbad, Lucinda Andreasen and husband, Rusty, of Blair, Neb. and Rocky Meadors and wife, Julie, of Carlsbad; six great-grandchildren: Coda Duarte, Jerald Hays, Ashlyn Andreasen, Jakob Andreasen, Ross Meadors and Jalie Meadors; brother, George Franklin Temple and wife, Helen, of Ohio; and sister, Nancy Jane Moore, of Ohio. Honorary pallbearers will be David McDonald, Terry Baker, Howard Plum, Jim Webb, James Austin, Manny Anaya, Robert Nelson Jr. and Scott Gregory.
Theruault, Jason M.  11-29-1981   3-21-2009    Cremated Artesia Memorial services are scheduled at 3 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Terpening & Son Mortuary for Jason M. Theriault, 1804 Booker Ave., Artesia. Theriault, 27, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, in Amarillo, Texas. Cremation has taken place. No local visitation is planned. Jason was born Nov. 29, 1981, in Springfield, Mass., the son of Kenneth A. and Michelle Theriault. He came to Artesia in 2007 from Roswell. He was the manager of the Subway Restaurant at Wal-Mart. Survivors include his parents, Michelle and Kenneth Theriault of Bedford, Mass.; his girlfriend, Rose Marie Idoy of Artesia; a brother Lonnie Theriault of Fayetteville, N.C.; and a sister, Cassandra Theriault of Bedford. Services are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Those who wish may express their condolences at www.artesiafunerals.com. submitted by Virgina Stanbrough

CARLSBAD — Direct burial for
Clara Rose Turner, 74, of North Richard, will be 10 a.m. today at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Noel Kramer of St. Edward Catholic Church officiating.
Mrs. Turner died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at her home.
There will be no visitation.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clara Rose Turner was born Aug. 5, 1925, in Slaton, Texas, to Constance and Florentine Respondek. She was raised and educated in Lubbock, where she later worked as a waitress and cook in local restaurants. She moved to Carlsbad in 1960. She worked as a dietician at Carlsbad Medical Center. She was a Catholic.
Mrs. Turner is survived by a daughter, Barbara Taylor of Carrolton, Texas; and two sisters, Ann Soladay of Dallas, and Wanda Webb of La Place, La.


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