|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1921|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 28, 2013|
New Mexico, USA
Tommie Bennett, 91, of the Rogers community died Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Lubbock.
He was born July 5, 1921, in the Longs community in southern Roosevelt County.
He was a rancher.
Survivors include four daughters, Patricia Bullock, Gail Patton, Phyllis Ivey and Sue Nash; and a son, Charles Bennett.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Burial is in Longs Cemetery. The family receive guests at the funeral home 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
Clovis News Journal, pg. 7, Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
Tommie Pauline Bennett, 91 funeral services for Tommie Pauline Bennett, 91, of Rogers, NM will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013, in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with Rev. John Combs officiating. Burial will follow in the Longs Cemetery. Tommie will be escorted to her final resting place by her grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be Merced Urias, Buddy Taylor, Dewayne Hardt, Monte Mapp and Bobby Victor. The Baptist Children's Home in Portales was a special love of Tommie's and donations to the home in her memory would be appreciated by the family. The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The family would like to invite Tommie's friends to join them at the Causey Community Building for lunch and visitation.
Roosevelt County lost a true legacy on April 28, 2013, when Tommie Pauline Bennett, 91, passed away following a short illness. Tommie was born July 5th, 1921, on her ranch, the very land which was homesteaded by her father. Tommie lived on the homestead all her life except four years spent in the neighboring community of Garrison, NM. Tommie was a true Roosevelt County Pioneer who loved the farm and home where she was raised and in turn where she and her husband, Charlie, raised their family. The land and her cattle were a vital part of her life and she looked forward to taking care of them daily.
A celebration of her life will be held with visitation at Wheeler's Mortuary on Friday evening, May 3 at 6 p.m. and funeral services at 10:30 Saturday, with internment following at Long's cemetery,
Tommie attended NMSU until ENMU became a 4 year college. She then transferred and continued her education, lacking only one semester when she fell in love with Charlie Bennett and decided to leave college and marry. She used her education and life experiences raising her five children and encouraging them in every endeavor. Tommie's generation knew how to succeed. She milked cows daily, sewed endless clothes for her family and later in life, embroidered, created quilt tops and crocheted many hours daily. Tommie is legendary in the community for the countless, beautiful things she made for every member of her family and many friends.
Tommie was an avid sports fan and watched hours of basketball, baseball, football and rodeo activities on television. She kept notebooks with information and scores about the teams, their players and rodeo participants. She was always interested in life and anxious to discuss the latest events she had watched.
Tommie never missed an opportunity to attend many of these events that her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren participated in. She was a loving and caring individual, always involved in family activities. Grandchildren receiving academic awards, participating in musicals, 4-H or rodeo activities were never surprised, but always delighted when Grandmother showed up to watch. Tommie always made sure that with each visit, grandchildren received a toy, a little money or gas for their vehicles.
Tommie was closely associated with planning the Roosevelt County Fair Old Timer's Day visitation for many years and was pleased to receive the "Pioneer of the Year" award.
Tommie married Charlie Bennett on September 3rd, 1942. Together they joined the Causey Baptist Church and were baptized in a new stock tank on the Slone farm east of Causey. They were both very active in the church at Causey.
Tommie will be buried in the very cemetery that Tommie's father, Tom Haislip, along with Thomas Harvey and Millard Fullerton procured the land for. Her Aunt Mae Haislip was the first person buried in the cemetery and since that date a member of the family has been on the cemetery board. Tommie was very proud of the cemetery and will enjoy her final resting place.
Mrs. Bennett is survived by her five children and spouses, Patricia and Duwain Bullock of Roswell, NM, Gail and Cotton Patton of Roswell, Phyllis and Allen Ivey of Roy, NM, Sue Nash of Lubbock, TX, and Charles and Beverly Bennett of Portales, eleven grandchildren, Pat and Duwain's children, Brack and Brad, Gail and Cotton's children, Shaya and Chad, Phyllis and Allen's children, Clay and Chantel, Sue's children, Lacee and Gavin and Charles and Beverly's children, Jason, Alicea and Brittany. Tommie also has seventeen great grandchildren, her sister-in-law, Margaret Brown, and many other close family members and friends also survive. Merced and Irene Urias became a special part of the family during the 20 plus years they worked with Tommie. Tommie was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Dora Haislip, a grandson Jarrid Ivey, four sisters, Ida Mae Whitworth, Marjorie Seefeld, Wanda Sturman and Nelle Hardt, and by her husband, Charlie Bennett who died June 19, 1976.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. 575-356-4455, wheelermortuary.net. .Published in the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune on May 1, 2013
Thomas Edgar Haislip (1889 - 1974)
Martha Dora Vincent Haislip (1898 - 1987)
Charles Davis Bennett (1916 - 1976)
Tommie Pauline Haislip Bennett (1921 - 2013)
Marjorie Fern Haislip Seefeld (1923 - 2002)*
Vera Wanda Haislip Sturman (1925 - 2002)*
Doris Nelle Haislip Hardt (1927 - 2009)*
New Mexico, USA
Created by: tricia potter
Record added: Apr 30, 2013
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