James M. Stockton

January 3, 2013 • Obituaries


Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at First Presbyterian Church for James Monroe Stockton, 85, who died at home on Jan. 1, 2013.

James M. Stockton was born in Roswell on March 9, 1927, to Oscar Stockton and Thelma Stockton. Both of his parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Sally; children, Shelby Stockton Lamm, James Monroe Jr., and William Blake; and grandchildren Davis and [auth] Merritt Lamm.

Jim attended Roswell High School and the University of New Mexico. He was a CPA and established the accounting firm of Deason, Peters, Stockton & Co.

He served as president of the Roswell Symphony Orchestra, and was a charter member and treasurer of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and the Roswell Symphony Orchestra Foundation. He was also president of the New Mexico Society of Public Accountants, Roswell Rotary Club, Jaycees, Roswell Country Club, Noon Optimist Little League and Youth Football League. Jim was a past director of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce and deputy director of the N.M. Department of Finance and Administration, and he served as treasurer of many local, state and national organizations including the New Mexico Republican Party, the First United Methodist Church and secretary for the Chaves County United Way.

Jim served in the Navy in WWll, was a Paul Harris Fellow in 1985, and belonged to the American Institute of CPAs and the New Mexico Society of CPAs.

Memorials may be made to the Roswell Symphony Orchestra Foundation, 1717 W. Second Street, Suite 205, Roswell, NM 88201 and the Roswell Humane Society, 703 E. McGaffey Street, Roswell, NM 88203.

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

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