Graveside services for Kathleen Rose Dennis will be held at South Park Cemetery on Friday, March 18, 2011, at 9 a.m. Kathleen (Kay) Dennis passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011, in Roswell. Kay was born in Roswell at St. Maryâ€™s Hospital on Feb. 20, 1927, to Charles E. and Ethel R. Smith.
She was a lifelong New Mexico resident, who lived most of her life in Roswell and also resided in Las Cruces and Lincoln. Kay was a lover of and an advocate for animals, the arts and all aspects of Native American jewelry. She is survived by her husband and life companion Glenn Dennis, of Roswell; her daughter Siri Cooper and her husband Roger, of Roswell and Pagosa Springs, Colo.; her granddaughter Cassandra Cooper, a senior at New Mexico State University; her stepdaughters, Pam Abbott and her husband Lee, of Columbus, Ohio, and Lincoln, and Nancy Dennis and her partner Tieg Veinot, of Albuquerque; and her grandsons, Joel and Devon Darby. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Eli and Ethel Rose Smith; and her daughter Sharron Darby, all of Roswell.
The Rev. Garth Hyde will preside at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. If friends would like to give their condolences online they may do so at lagronefuneralchapels. com. The family of Kay Dennis would like to express heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Casa Maria Health Care Center.