A memorial service is scheduled for Fred E. Flowers, 68, of Roswell, at 11a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be Friday, May 6, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
He passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, in Roswell. Fred, known as Budd to his friends and family, was born on Dec. 19, 1942, in El Paso, Texas, to Frances L. Carr and Joe Flowers. Fred spent his youth at New Mexico Boys Ranch in Belen. After graduating from Miracle Valley High School in 1960, he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada.
He served from June 1960 until he was honorably discharged in March 1964. He married Sheila Torres on April 15, 1964, after a whirlwind courtship. They remained devoted to one another for 48 years.
Fred moved to Roswell immediately after his marriage when he was offered a job with the New Mexico State Police as a radio Login to read more