A graveside service for Gladys Ruth Holley Phillips Turnipseed, 84, of Roswell, will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Hagerman Cemetery, with Mike Crow, of First Christian Church, of Lovington officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 10, 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.Â She passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Roswell.
Gladys was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Clovis, to Virgil Sisby Holley and Vera Gladys Smith.Â She married Kirk Phillips in June 1946. They lived in various places in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, as they followed his job as a pumper and production foreman with Kewanee Oil Company.Â He preceded her in death in May 1982.Â She moved to Lovington at that time to be near her children. Gladys married Wilson Turnipseed in September 1991.Â He preceded her in death in May 2000. She moved to Roswell in March 2011 to live with her daughter, due to failing health.
Gladys loved her family beyond measure.Â She loved to dance and she and her first husband, Kirk, were avid square dancers while they lived in Pampa, Texas.Â She was very straightforward and independent, and would let you know if she didn’t agree with you, but she was always the first there if you had a problem.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her children Troyce â€œTexâ€ Phillips of Amarillo, Texas, Glenn Phillips and wife Cindy of Artesia, Pam Hayes and husband Cloyd of Topeka, Kans., and Sherri Dale and husband Dwight, of Roswell; six granddaughters; one grandson; two great-granddaughters; seven great-grandsons; and brother Marvin Holley, of Laughlin, Nev..
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Linda.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.