Virginia M. Parmley

January 9, 2013 • Obituaries


A memorial service is scheduled [auth] for 10 a.m., Jan. 19, 2013, at Grace Community Church, for Virginia M. Parmley, who went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. The Rev. Sean Lee of Grace Community Church will officiate.

Virginia was born April 16, 1944, in Roswell, to C.C. and Margarita Gonzalez. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her special grandson Richard Lee Briseno.

Virginia is survived by her husband Gary Parmley, of the family home. She was the love of his life for nearly 42 years and her caregiver for the past seven years. Virginia is also survived by her son Gerald Lee and wife Angela, of Santa Fe; daughter Shanna Bock and husband Jimmy, of Florissant, Colo., who followed in her mom’s footsteps and became an RN; daughters, Carmen Briseno and husband Richard, of Roswell, and Michelle Clark and David, of Roswell; nine grandchildren, Nathanial Briseno and wife Callie, Nico Briseno and wife Maira, Matthew Briseno, Kamera Clark, Marissa Clark, Mary Margaret Lee, Gerald Lee Jr. and Gabriel Lee; six great-grandchildren, Ricardo, Bryaunna, Makayla, Bella, Tatiana and Elijah; sister Dolores Lee Burciaga, of Santa Fe; brothers, Ruben Gonzalez and wife Jocelyn, of Pandaray, and Clifford Gonzalez and wife Dora, of Roswell; two aunts who were very special to her, Nicanora Reyes and Linda Livingston, of Roswell; and many friends who were there for her, especially the Grace Community Church family.

Virginia graduated from St. Mary’s LPN school and practiced nursing in Roswell, Albuquerque, El Paso and Dallas. She was a member of Grace Community Church and First United Methodist Church. Virginia loved her Lord first and foremost. She was the cook for the Wednesday night family nights at First Methodist Church until her health began to fail.

The family wishes to extend its appreciation and love to Randy McGuire, CNP, her family doctor and his staff who took such good care of her, and to the Vista Care Hospice staff, who we consider to be a part of our family, and especially her nurse Katrina.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Vista Care Hospice, 400 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 500, Roswell, NM 88201, or a charity of your choice.

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

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