Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2011, at 11 a.m., at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Eva Lillian â€œAnnâ€ Hammond, 93, who passed away May 9, 2011, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
Interment will be at 1 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2011, in Woodbine Cemetery, in Artesia. Ann was born on Aug. 17, 1917, in Woodward, Okla., the youngest of seven children of Forest B. Smith and Nettie Burke Smith, who preceded her in death. She was predeceased also by daughter, Charmayne Wilson and her husband Don, and sons-inlaw, Bob Mason and John Sanders.
Ann was raised on a farm in Cottonwood. Ann married Walter Hammond on Oct. 6, 1936, in Roswell. He also preceded her in death. Ann is survived by a son Wally Hammond and his wife Connie, of Roswell; daughters, Janet Sanders of Dallas, and Paula Curtis and her husband Bud, of Montrose, Colo.; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Ann was of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the Eastern Star and several bridge clubs. After many years living in Loco Hills, Maljamar and Artesia, they retired in Roswell in 1980. Although there was time and much love for her family and friends, her most joyful moments were on the golf course with the â€œgirls.â€
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of La Villa, also to Dr. Madel Villegas, who was her primary care physician. Condolences can be made online at lagronefuneralchapels. com. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.