Linda Thomas

December 18, 2012 • Obituaries


A memorial service will be held for Linda Thomas, 66, of Artesia, at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at First Christian Church, 1006 W. Bullock Ave. Artesia, NM 88210, with the Rev. Janice Thomas officiating. She passed away on Dec. 17, 2012, in Artesia.

Linda was born in Carlsbad, Nov. 14, 1946, to Butch and [auth] Lena Webb. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved being a certified nurse assistant and always put the needs of others before her own.

Linda is survived by her children, Stacie Turpen and her husband Jeff, of Dexter, Joe Cain and his wife Eva, of Fort Campbell, Ky., Kyra McLaughlin and her husband Jason, of Artesia, and Steven Thomas and his wife Jinny, of Roswell; her grandchildren, Kevin Turpen, Cody Turpen and his wife Ashley, Krystan Turpen, Stephanie Cain, Samantha Cain, Dillon McLaughlin and Mya McLaughlin; seven great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Jackie Webb, of Carlsbad; close friends, Janice and James Thomas; her former husband Robert Thomas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Butch and Lena Webb; her brother Robert Lee Webb; and her son Brett Allen Cain.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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