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Ruth Parker (#47328330)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 22 days
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Bio Photo Mostly just filling in a few blanks, passing along additional information as I find it.

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Dear Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
So many years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
-- Author unknown
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Marcie Cumberland
Loretta Ducharme Hoye
Hello Ruth,
I saw that you had left flowers for my Mom on this site and wondered if you knew my mother? Thank you for the flowers, she would have enjoyed them.

I just stumbled upon the site today.

Added by Marcie Cumberland on Jul 03, 2017 4:14 PM
Richard Tucker
RE: Jimmy Wayne Gladden

Lela Joan Gladden, 63,
of Eunice passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Hobbs. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 9, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Eunice with Dr. Kenneth Reed, officiating.
Lela was born on March 14, 1953 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Glendon and Juana Smith. Mrs. Gladden worked as a nurse for over 25 years at the Jal Clinic. She married Jimmy Gladden and they celebrated over 42 years of wonderful marriage before his death in 2014.
Lela enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports and participate in rodeo events and attending Eunice Cardinal sporting events.
Mrs. Gladden was preceded in death by: her parents, Glendon and Juana Smith, spouse, Jimmy Gladden, brothers, Marty Smith, Roy Smith, and David Smith, and sisters, June Smith and Jennifer Plew.
Survivors include her daughter Xan Hobbs and husband Billy, sons Randy Gladden and wife Natalie, and Jerad Gladden and wife Wendi, sisters, Joy Anderson and husband Jr., Julia Wilkerson and husband Charles, brother, Vance Smith, grandchildren, Justin and Ashley Hobbs, Chelsea Hobbs, Katlynn Atkinson, Kyle Jurney, Brett Hobbs, McKenzie Atkinson, Faith Hobbs, Payton Gladden, and Hayden Hobbs, great-grandchildren, Oliver Baker, Jonah Baker, Jordyn Hobbs, Jackson Hobbs, and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved as her own.
Added by Richard Tucker on Jul 13, 2016 5:31 AM
Richard Tucker
Jimmy Wayne Gladden
Hi Ruth,

Jimmy wife just past away. Her Find A Grave info is:

Joan Smith Gladden - 166564550
Added by Richard Tucker on Jul 07, 2016 1:18 PM
Lisa Hale
Beulah LaVon (Black) Ward FAG # 106470257
Hi Ruth. I am trying to locate Wanda Mae (Black) Parum ____?, who may have died before 2016. She married Roy Wallace Parum about 1960, and they had a son, Tommie Roy Parum (1962-1980) before they divorced ca 1964. The Parum family lived in Lovington, NM for several years before moving. I'm told Wanda's family lived there, Maljamar, or Hobbs, NM. I'm hunting for Wanda and her family for my hubby's cousin/Wanda's grandson, who never met her. We aren't certain she is deceased as yet, just rumors. I'm also told that Wanda's parents MAY be Tommie & Beulah Black, but that, too, is unproven at this point. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Added by Lisa Hale on Jun 28, 2016 8:14 PM
Linda Christenburg Moody Brown
Atha Irvin
Ruth, thank you for the information on Atha. I added all the information to Atha's memorial. Again thanks, Linda
Added by Linda Christenburg Moody ... on Oct 02, 2015 6:05 PM
Mary Sue Carnes
I simply added my photo to your memorial and deleted my duplicate. Thanks
Added by ctwardo on Sep 18, 2015 3:45 PM
Ron Alderson
Pearl Dutton Neill
Ruth, Just to let you know that Pearl passed away just after midnight Tuesday morning at Springdale. She will be buried at Boatright Cem between Wade and Gerald. Ron
Added by Ron Alderson on Jul 07, 2015 10:18 PM
Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Hi Ruth

Please advise the other contributor she has created a duplicate. This is my estranged ex sister in law who enjoys giving me grief.
Added by Carolyn Mackey-Byrum on Apr 24, 2015 4:33 PM
Clayton Henson
RE: Carol Henson Bebee
Your welcome. I photographed all other known family there also. I assume you are related in some way as well.
Added by Clayton Henson on Mar 11, 2015 9:50 AM
Janet Davis
Corwin Armstrong
Glad to help out with the photos.
Added by Janet Davis on Mar 10, 2015 7:06 PM
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