Billie W. Longley

January 12, 2013 • Obituaries


Memorial services for Billie Longley, 83, of Roswell, will be held Tuesday, J[auth] an. 15, 2013, 2 p.m., at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home with Darrel D. Bethany officiating. Billie passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

Billie was born in Eric, Okla., on Sept. 27, 1929, to William and Zora Turner. She married her husband Garland Longley on June 12, 1946. She moved to Roswell from Bernalillo 27 years ago. Billie was a Seventh-Day Adventist, an avid bowler for more than 30 years, enjoyed crocheting and had a tremendous love for her family, especially her grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Chester Longley, of Bernalillo, and Carl Longley and his wife Deb, of Placitas; her daughter Ruth Eldridge and her husband Bert, of Roswell; grandchildren, Wade Longley and his wife Cynthia, of Placitas, Leslie Robertson and her husband Randy, Trisha Lair and her husband Eric, Travis Eldridge and his wife Lisa, Willie Eldridge and his wife Jessica, all of Roswell, Michelle of Las Vegas, N.M., Andrea, of Alaska, Brett and Eric, of Utah, Brenda, of Rio Rancho, and Robbie, of Albuquerque; numerous great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, Blaze and Jace Lair; two sisters, Nancy Wood and her husband Bill, of Florida, Patsy Brown and her husband Red, of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Billie was preceded in death by her husband Garland Longley; her parents Bill and Zora Turner; brothers, Carl Turner, Don Turner and Benny Turner; sister Murlene Longley; great grandson Zack Longley; and daughter-in-law Pauline Longley.

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

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

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