A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at First United Methodist Church for Glenda Crawford Mitchell, age 68, of Roswell, who passed away on Jan. 4, 2011, after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
Rev. Stephanie Harmon of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Mrs. Mitchell was cremated according to her wishes. Glenda was born in Roswell, on Nov. 11, 1943. Glenda is preceded in death by her parents Glen Crawford and Jessie Rich Crawford. Glenda leaves behind her daughter Cindy Lewis and companion Rick Spragins and her two wonderful grandchildren: Miles Anthony Lewis and Jessica Taylor Lewis, all of Roswell. She also leaves behind longtime friend and companion Dewayne Harper, of Roswell, and cousins: Bobby Garman, of Roswell, JoNell Scott, of Arlington, Texas, and Jane Rodgers, of Boyd, Texas.
The family would like to honorably mention those she thought of as her own family: Patti Terpining, Pamela Clark, Elizabeth Morris, Liz Adcock, and Tami Simpson, longtime friends of her daughter Cindy Lewis. Glenda was an avid lover of art, reading, animals and spending time in the mountains. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, and the Chancel Choir. She was a former Roswell Red Coat, member of Altrusa Club, and a member of Pecos Valley Investment Club. Glenda was the co-owner of Third Street Grocery in Tucumcari with former husband, Jim Gentry, from 1969-1984. She retired from Comfort Keepers in July of 2007 as Director of Human Resources.
The family would like to give special thanks to Glendaâ€™s Comfort Keepers: Sylvia Aguilar, Claudia Juarez, Paula Willis, Lidia Salcido, Rose Buckner, Evelyn Klemo, Adis Robertson and Sheila Quintana. Also, special thanks to Roswell Homecare and Hospice, the staf f at Kymera Cancer Center and Dr. Badine for his special care. Any donations can be made to The Roswell Humane Society Kennels at 703 East McGaffey St., Roswell, NM 88203. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com