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Mary Terrell

June 15, 1945 — February 1, 2019

Mary Ann Terrell, age 73, of Fort Sumner, NM passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 in Amarillo, TX. Mary was born June 15, 1945 in Artesia, NM to the home of Calvin and Shirley Holland Blevins.  She grew up in Artesia and Hagerman until the family moved to Portales, NM in 1960. Mary graduated from Portales High school in 1963.   Mary Ann married Joe Terrell in Portales on February 16, 1968.  They made Fort Sumner their home in December on 1993.  Mary worked as a hairdresser until completing her nursing degree in the mid 90's. She worked as a nurse at various facilities, including the Pecos Valley Care Center and De Baca General Hospital. She retired in 2010.  Mary was a member of the Valley Quilting Club and served as a representative for the Pecos Valley Care Center to the De Baca County Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed many hobbies including quilting, crocheting, gardening, reading, arts and crafts of all types and shopping on QVC.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her father in law Joseph William Terrell; and two brothers, Jim Blevins and Richard Blevins.  Mary is survived by her husband Joe Terrell of the family home in Fort Sumner; two sons, Drew and wife Monica Terrell on Amarillo, TX, Seth and wife Stacy Terrell of Lubbock, TX.; her mother in law Frances Terrell of Clovis, NM; two sisters, Jannette McCormick of Clovis, NM and Barbra Richburg of Odessa, TX; two brothers, Robert and wife Janie Blevins of Lubbock, TX and Earl Blevins. Also surviving are eight grandchidlren; Abby Terrell, Thomas Terrell, Samara Lambright, Reed Terrell, Bryton Lambright, Tripp Terrell, Sadie Lambright, and Sophie Lambright.  Visitation hours for friends and family will be Thursday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Sumner, NM with Mr. Richard Terrell officiating.  Burial will follow at the Fort Sumner Cemetery.  Casket bearers and honorary bearers will be her nephews, Derrick Terrell, Caleb Terrell, Cory Terrell, Daniel Terrell, Jake Terrell, Wayne Van Voorhis, Mark Van Voorhis, Kevin Terrell, Ethan Nix, Jase Blevins, Colby Blevins, Martin McCormick, Dow Richburg, Trent Richburg, and Chelsey Blevins.  Arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, New Mexico. (575) 355-2311.
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Thursday, February 7, 2019

1:00 - 6:00pm (Mountain time)

Chavez Funeral Home/Fort Sumner

830 N 5th St, Fort Sumner, NM 88119

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Friday, February 8, 2019

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Chavez Funeral Home/Fort Sumner

830 N 5th St, Fort Sumner, NM 88119

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Interment

Friday, February 8, 2019

Starts at 3:00pm (Mountain time)

Fort Sumner Cemetery

, Fort Sumner, NM 88119

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