Bobby Ruth Postlewaite

May 30, 2012 • Obituaries


Bobby Ruth Postlewaite, 83, of Roswell, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Memorial Day, which is fitting because she will be remembered lovingly by so many people whose lives she touched. Bobby was born in Mullin, Texas.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years Ernie; and three children, Terri Kelly of Albuquerque (husband Dennis), Mark Postlewaite, of Lubbock (wife Patricia), and Sharon Calhoun, of Los Alamos (husband Michael); [auth] grandchildren, Sean, Danny, Katelyn, Holly and Dolly Kelly; Christopher and Steven Calhoun; Austin and Evan Postlewaite; and great-grandchildren Birdie and Tripp Leal; Finn and Oscar Kelly.

She worked for the FBI, the late Judge Edwin Leard Mechem when he was governor of New Mexico and U.S. senator, and the Chaves County clerk’s office. She was actively involved in and loved her dear friends in Women’s Club, Republican Women and the Telephone Pioneers, and was passionate about the work of these organizations.

She won her battles with breast cancer and a staph infection after a knee replacement, and fought hard against the recently diagnosed colon cancer. Despite excellent care she was receiving, she lost the last battle and is now with her beloved mother Pearl, and father Gilbert Chancellor; brothers, Bill and George Chancellor; and sister Virginia Fetz.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 2 p.m., at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. There will be a reception at 6 Walking Cane Lane immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Bobby Postlewaite to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation New Mexico, 1501 San Pedro NE No. 204, Albuquerque, NM 87110. 505-255-4005.

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Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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