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Cora Jean Vaughan Armitage
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1931
Roosevelt County
New Mexico, USA
Death: May 30, 2012
Chaves County
New Mexico, USA

Cora Jean Armitage, 80, of Roswell was born on September 3, 1931, in Elida, New Mexico to Odus Vaughan and Nannie (Deering) Vaughan and passed away on May 30, 2012, in Hobbs. She was one of five children. She attended elementary school at Olive, which is west of Kenna; later she attended Elida Public Schools. Cora Jean worked as a telephone operator in Tatum, Elida and Portales. She married Glen Edwin Armitage on August 3, 1957. Shortly afterwards, they moved to Roswell where she continued to work as an operator for Mountain Bell. She has two sons, Clyde Dwayne Kibbe and daughter-in-law, Karen of Portales and Gary Edwin Armitage of Lovington, as well as a step-son, Russell Armitage of Udall, Kansas. She has five grandchildren, Kasi Holland and husband, Brad, J.D. Kibbe, Jodi Kibbe, Kenna Armitage and Kodi Armitage. Also, she has two great-grandsons, Jordan and Derrick Holland. She is survived by two sisters, Jenene DeGraw of Neosho, Missouri and Virginia (Tootsie) Barnes of Bloomfield, New Mexico; two nieces, Roma Colbert and Nancy Browner, and Jane Hedeman and numerous cousins. Cora Jean was affectionately known as "Granny Jean" to all her grandkids. She loved watching her children and grandchildren at junior rodeos and basketball games. She filmed hundreds of hours of video tape while they participated in rodeo events. Glen and Cora Jean were both active in the Chavez County Sheriff's Posse and helped with play days and served people at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair every fall for many years. After working 25 years for Mountain Bell, she retired and was active in the Jingle Bob Chapter of the Pioneers.Cora Jean was an avid seamstress and enjoyed crafts when she and her sisters would get together. They were a creative and artistic group making wind chimes, hook rugs, macramé plant hangers, and Christmas ornaments. Many happy hours were spent playing board games and dominoes with family and friends.Cora Jean was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-seven years, Glen; her parents; her brother, Jesse Odus (Junior) Vaughan; an older sister, Jo Juana Skipworth; one granddaughter, and one great-grandson. A special thank you to the Desert Gardens' nurses and staff, who provided for her with love and care during the last months of her life. Any memorial in her name may be made to the Center for Dementia Research, Nathan Kline Institute, 140 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962.Condolences may be made online at www.lagronefuneralchapels.comArrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Home in Roswell.

Published June 4, 2012 by LaGrone Funeral Home

Family links: 
  J Odus Vaughan (1902 - 1975)
  Nannie V Vaughan (1900 - 1982)
  Glen E Armitage (1923 - 1994)
  J Odus Vaughan (1927 - 1982)*
  Cora Jean Vaughan Armitage (1931 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Kenna Cemetery
Roosevelt County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Record added: May 31, 2012
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Cora Jean <i>Vaughan</i> Armitage
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