Karla Jo Waldon

December 29, 2012 • Obituaries


There will be no services held for Karla Jo Waldon, 53, who passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at home with her family by her side.

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was born on Oct. 16, 1959, in Hobbs, the daughter of Duke and Wanda Joyce Norrell. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years Randy Waldon Sr.; daughter Shawn Dee Waldon; son Randy Lee Waldon II; daughter-in-law, [auth] Annamarie Waldon; son Korry Jo Waldon; grandchildren, Austin Waldon, Mazzy Wilson, Skyler Waldon, Taylor Waldon, Adler Loftis and Tristin Waldon; and siblings, Mike Norrell, Rama Chenault and Sandra Stuart.

When I am gone
When I am gone, release me. Let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that we had so many beautiful years.
I gave to you my love. You can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you’ve shown me,
But now it’s time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part,
So bless the memories within your hearts.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me,
I’ll be near, and if you listen with your hearts,
You’ll hear all my love around you,
Soft and clear; and then, when you must
Come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a
Smile and say “Welcome home.”

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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