A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Ballard Chapel for Marilyn M. Elliott, 82, who passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Dr. Hugh Burrows of First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Cremation has taken place according to her wishes.
Marilyn was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Battle Creek, Mich., to Gordon E. and Oletha French Melody. Her parents preceded her in death. Marilyn is survived by her husband James H. Elliott; her two sons, James H. Elliott Jr. and his wife Kim, John G. Elliott and his wife Anne; two grandchildren, Jennifer Coon and Mandy Elliott; and four g r e a t – g r a n d c h i l d r e n , Tamarra, Mackenzie, Ashley and Timothy P. â€œTJ.â€
She was of the Methodist faith and a member of First United Methodist Church of Roswell. Marilyn moved to Roswell in 1974 from Las Vegas, N.M. She was the president of Chapter H, PEO in Las Vegas, member and president of Morning Garden Club and the Jr. Book Club. Marilyn served on the Board of Historical Society for Southeastern New Mexico and the Roswell Symphony, she volunteered at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. She also enjoyed playing golf and bridge and was a silver life master in the American Bridge League. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Assurance Home, 1000 E. 18th St., Roswell, NM, 88201, or to a charity of your choice in her name.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome. com. Norma Klapmeyer Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church for Norma (Morehead) Klapmeyer, 85, who passed away Feb. 23, 2011. The Rev. Jim Bignel will officiate. Friends may pay their respects online at lagronefuneralchapels. com. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.