Memorial services for Shirley Sweeten-Avey, 69, of Roswell will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. Shirley passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011.
Shirley was born in Marion, S.C. on Dec. 23, 1941. She married John L. Avey in Santa Fe on Feb. 29, 1992. She was a resident of Roswell since 1993, and New Mexico since 1986. Shirley enjoyed sewing, reading and scrapbooking. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband, John Avey; sister, Vashti Pussman; nephew, Dennis Pussman and family; nephew, Timothy Pussman; nieces, Jessica Pussman and husband, Javier Aguinaga, and Jennifer Mariscal; great-niece, Isabella Mariscal; and a special friend, Jules Denney. She was preceded in death by both her paternal and maternal grandparents; her parents, Ernest Lee Sweeten and Myrtis Lee Richardson Sweeten; a younger sister, Debbie Seibert; and a nephew, Christopher Seibert.
The family would like to give a special â€œthanksâ€ to ENMMC staff, especially Gina, whom Shirley adored. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home & Crematory.