A rosary will be recited at 7p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Connie Brainerd, 79, who passed away on Oct. 23, 2010.
A Mass of the resurrection will be held at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Assumption Catholic Church, with burial to follow at South Park Cemetery. Father Andrew Miles will officiate. Connie was born on April 11, 1931, in Lubbock, Texas, to Clement and Pearl Hendricks. They have preceded her in death.
She has also been preceded in death by one brother, Leland Hendricks. On Nov. 6, 1954, she married Bill Brainerd in Roswell.
He survives her at the home. She is also survived by four sons: William F. Brainerd III and wife, Nancy, of Las Vegas, N.M., Michael C. Brainerd of Dayton, Texas, Timothy E. Brainerd and wife, Nora, of Roswell, and Philip Brainerd of Flying H; three daughters: Sheri Harris and husband Danny of Edmond, Okla., Sheila Crossley of Roswell, and Bonnie Sharp and husband, David, of Roswell; eight grandchildren: Blake Harris, Eric Harris, Skylar Crossley, Stephen Hatch, Ryan Hatch, Chris Hatch, Connie Brainerd and Forest Brainerd.
She was a first-grade teacher with the Roswell Independent School District prior to marriage.
She was also a member of the Pecos Garden Club, St. Maryâ€™s Hospital Auxiliary and Assumption Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Blake Harris, Eric Harris, Skylar Crossley, Stephen Hatch, Ryan Hatch and Chris Hatch.
Memorials may be made to Poor Clare Monastery, 809 E. 19th St., Roswell, N.M. 88201, or your favorite charity. Friends may pay their respects online at www.lagronefuneralchapels .com. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.