Lois Muelker

February 7, 2013 • Obituaries

Services are scheduled at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Tabernacle Baptist Church for Lois Muelker, 85, who passed away Feb. 6, 2013, in Roswell. Pastor Jerry Beaver will be [auth] officiating with burial to follow at South Park Cemetery.

Lois was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Harlingen, Texas to Tom Dickie and Ora Carlton. Both of her parents preceded her in death. Also preceding her is her husband Vernon Muelker, and son David Muelker.

Surviving her are her daughters Jackie Sappington and her husband Lee, of Roswell and Sandy Haykus and her husband Guy, of Edmond, Okla.; sister Mary Brewer, of Wisconsin; grandchildren Shelby Forchtner and her husband Joe, Travis Sappington and his wife Kassijo, Alexis Burson and her husband Ryan, Kyle Haykus and his wife Brandi, and Chelsea Muelker; great-grandchildren Macy and James Forchter, Brynley and Hunter Burson, and Emmit Sykes.

Pallbearers will be Joe Forchtner, Kyle Haykus, Travis Sappington, Lee Sappington, Guy Haykus, and Ryan Burson.

Lois graduated from San Marcos University in San Marcos, Texas, where she met and married the love of her life, Vernon, to whom she was married until his death in 1995. She was a member of the Roswell Realtor Million Dollar Club for 20 years, Assistance League, and was a member of Roswell Board of Realtors. She enjoyed selling Real Estate and the long term friendship that developed with her clients.

Lois was also a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, square dancing, and dance club. She was a big family person and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She loved big family occasions and meals. She liked formal meals, and made everyone do the dishes after.

Special thanks to M.J. Spurlock and Jennifer Tuderow for all their loving care of our mother in her last years.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd NE Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111.

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

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