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Lucille Pursell Brockman
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1905
Death: Jun. 17, 2002

SERVICES: Funeral Services were at 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 19, at the First Baptist Church in Roy with Rev. John Spruill, pastor, Rev. Roland Barbeau, retired pastor and Rev. Billy Rammage, pastor of the First Baptist Church in CLayton officiating. Burial was in the Mills Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors, Clayton, New Mexico.

BACKGROUND: Lucile Brockman, one of the pioneer settlers of Harding County, died Monday, June 17, at her home on the Tramperos Ranch Southwest of Clayton. Family gathered around her in the days preceding her death to celebrate her life and cheer her on as she went on to her eternal home. Lucile was born in Alva, Oklahoma on November 28, 1905, to Robert Dixon Pursell and Clara Minerva (Reddick) Pursell. She was welcomed by five sisters, Fanny Fern, Roberta, Edith, Helen and Hazel. A younger brother, Donald Dixon, joined the family a couple of years later. The family lived in the Cherokee Strip until 1916 when they loaded their belongings in a Buick and began the long, muddy journey to New Mexico. They Settled east of Mills. Lucille boarded with a family in Roy to attend high school, graduating in 1923 as part of the first class ever graduated from Roy High School. And later attended Montezuma Baptist College for two years. Lucile married William D. "Mark" Brockman on October 23, 1927 and he preceded her in death on October 25, 1971. There was no formal honeymoon, but the newlyweds joined the family to pick apples in Cimmaron Canyon the next day. Mark and Lucile worked hard to wrest a living from the arid plains of Northeastern New Mexico. They milked cows and sold the cream to a creamery, raised cattle and dryland farmed. They raised four sons and a daughter, teaching them all to work hard and be thankful for the blessings of each day. Lucile loved to garden and always had blooming beauty around her. She was also an avid fisherwoman. She had the gift of hospitality and many a hungry soul feasted at her table. Lucile came to know Christ as her savior as a young woman. Her steadfast faith, even in the face of great travail, was a great comfort and inspiration to many. She taught Sunday School in Roy Baptist Church for her entire adult life. She was ordained as Deaconess in the 1970's. Her joy-filled life attracted people into her presence. Children flocked to Lucile's side. She loved life and was always glad to hear the news and be invloved in the lives of those around her. The courage, stamina and faith of this pioneer woman left her descendants a rich legacy of faith and love. In addition to her husband, Lucile was also preceded in death by all five of her sisters Fern Hopkins, Helen Parks, Edith Price, Roberta Price and Hazel Brockman and by her only brother, Donald Dixon Pursell.

SURVIVORS:

1 DAUGHTER: Judy McCallister and her husband Orville of Placitas, New Mexico.

4 SONS: Bill Brockman and his wife Violet of Tramperos Ranch of Clayton, Gene Brockman and his wife Joan of Tucumcari, New Mexico, Jim Brockman and his wife Nelda of Vancouver, Washington, and Larry Brockman and his wife Louise of Pine, Colorado.

18 GRANDCHILDREN: Cheri Goodan and her husband Jon, Carol Wilson and her husband Rex, Allison Tcherneshoff and her husband Bob, Bill Brockman and his wife Cathy, Forrest Brockman and his wife Ruth, Patti Terpening and her husband Brian, Donald Brockman, Kirk Brockman and his wife Peggy, Clint Brockman and his wife Shelly, Charlotte Langham, Cindy Steib and her husband Martin, Charlotte Heide and her husband Curt, Gary Brockman and his wife Melissa, Sondra Patton and her husband Tom, David Brockman and his wife Leda, Shari Dwier and her husband Rick, Steve Brockman and his wife Ann and Leticia Brockman.

41 Great-Grandchildren

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

MEMORIALS: The family suggests memorials be made to Helping Hands Hospice, 615 S. 2nd, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401 or to the First Baptist Church, 145 Roosevelt Rd., Roy, NM 87743 or to the charity of your choice. 
 
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 Spouse:
  William Demarquez Brockman (1900 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mills Cemetery
Mills
Harding County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Mar 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87465793
Lucille <i>Pursell</i> Brockman
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