Charlotte Price

January 8, 2013 • Obituaries


Charlotte Price, 80, passed away Jan. 5, 2013, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Grousnick of First Christian Church of Artesia officiating. Burial [auth] to follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chad Bartlett, Brendan Coombes, Frank Coombes and Jonathan White, Larry Staritt and Denny Gaines. Honorary pallbearers will be Terrill Blessing.

Charlotte I. Price was born June 19, 1932, in Omaha, Neb., to Arnold and Pauline Simpson. She came to Roswell from Ravenwood, Mo., in September 1948 with her parents and three sisters. She graduated from Roswell High School in 1950.

She married Henry Lee Price on April 22, 1950, in Clovis. He preceded her in death Jan. 27, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her mother, father and sister Dorothy Rosser.

Charlotte was a homemaker, wife and mother, and in 1975, became a cafeteria cook for the Roswell Independent Schools. She worked at Roswell High cafeteria for five years and Mountain View cafeteria for nine years. She also loved horseback riding, camping, yard work and plants. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In 1994 Charlotte moved to Artesia. She was a member of First Christian Church, 1006 Bullock Ave., Artesia.

Charlotte is survived by four children, Linda Bartlett and her husband Ronny, of Artesia; Wanda Price, of Tenino, Wash.; John Price and his wife Sherron, of Roswell, and Trudy Price, of Artesia; four grandchildren, Chad Bartlett, of Artesia; Terrill Blessing, of Tenino, Wash.; Michelle Coombes, of Roswell, and Amber White, of Artesia; nine great-grandchildren, Reva Bartlett, Brendan, Ethan and Michaela Coombes, Dillon, Kayden, and Ashton Blessing and Brielle and Saban White; four sisters, Sandra Starritt, of Clovis; Arlene Hillard and her husband Buddy, of Carlsbad; Janice Hargrove and her husband Dennis, of Roswell; and Terry Pharis and her husband Mike, of Portales.

In lieu of flowers, Charlotte requests donations to First Christian Church, a mental health organization or charity of your choice.

There will be a family gathering at 902 E. La Paloma Lane after the services.

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

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

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