Jane Marie Scifres

February 18, 2013 • Obituaries


Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at South Park Cemetery for Jane Marie Scifres, 75, who passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Mission Arch Care Center. Pas[auth] tor Troy Grant of Berrendo Baptist Church will be officiating.

Jane was born Oct. 8, 1937, in Ennis, Texas, to John Polak and Oleene Adams. Her parents preceded her in death.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Ed Scifres, of the family home in Roswell; her children, John Smith and wife Adrianne, of Carlsbad, Jeffery Smith and wife Teresa, of Dexter, Janice Klemo and husband Kurt, of Roswell, Vance Scifres and wife Robin, of Dallas, Texas, Rick Scifres and wife Joanie, of Roswell, Russell Scifres and wife Joy, of Roswell, Judy Weitz and husband Lynn, of Roswell, Joann Scifres, of Roswell, and Connie Royalty and husband Joe, of Madison, Miss.; brother Milton Polak and wife Marian, of Kerens, Texas; sister Billie Reed and husband Alan, of Roswell, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Jane was a lifelong resident of Roswell. She was the first woman to go to the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. Jane was a deputy sheriff for Chaves County and was a lieutenant of the Juvenile Detention Center. She really enjoyed traveling, fishing and spending time with her family.

Serving as pallbearers are Rick Scifres, Terry Scifres, Vance Scifres, Jody Scifres, Kurt Klemo and Richard Lucero. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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