Private family services will be held at a later date for Mary Jo Parham, 83, of Roswell who passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Mary Jo was born on Oct. 2, 1927, in Byers, Okla., to Albert and Rose Lee Colvin. She married David Parham and had been married for 45 wonderful years. Mary Jo was a cosmetologist and managed the Furrs Cosmetics Department in Roswell for many years and Skaggs Cosmetics Department in Albuquerque prior to her retirement.
They lived in San Angelo, Texas, from 1987 to 1993 and later relocated to Roswell. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her son Robert Tyler, four brothers and one sister. Mary Jo is survived by her son Carl Tyler and his wife, Janis, of Phoenix, Ariz.; her daughters Cassandra Joyce Cuaron and her husband, Ernie, of Albuquerque, N.M., Tonya Ladden of Shelbyville, Ky., Clarrissa Smith of Albuquerque, N.M., Kimberly Pflug and her husband, John, of Valley Springs, Calif.; and her sister, June McClure and her husband, Ron, of Roswell, N.M. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 15 greatgrandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory.
An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.