Josephine Tyner

July 20, 2013 • Obituaries


Memorial services for Josephine (Jo) Tyner, who passed away May 30, 2013, will be held at 11:30 a.m., July 27, 2013, at 700 W. Country Club Road, Church of Christ, following private graveside services at South Park Cemetery. George T. Elkins will be officiating.

Josephine Franklin Payne Tyner was born Aug. 13, 1919, to parents Alvin Paul Payne and Henri Venetia Ball Payne in Artesia. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 49 years, Roy V. Tyner, who she married Nov. 26, 1937, in Carlsbad. She had been a resident of Roswell since 1941. When her health began to [auth] fail in 2005, she moved to Dallas, Texas, to live with her eldest daughter, Venetia Tyner Foster. Most recently, she had been a resident at the Rockwell Nursing Care Center, in Rockwall, Texas, until her death.

Mrs. Tyner was primarily a homemaker, but taught piano lessons in her home for several years. She sold Mary Kay Cosmetics for a time and sold real estate for approximately 25 years.

Mrs. Tyner was a faithful and active member of the West Country Club Road Church of Christ. She was also an active member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Social Order of Beauceant and served as musician for the two orders for nearly 60 years. Mrs. Tyner also held membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, for which she served as chairperson of the annual celebration of “Constitution Week” beginning in 1975.

Mrs. Tyner was a gifted musician and vocalist and willingly shared her talent with the entire community.

Survivors include her four daughters: Venetia Foster, of Garland, Texas, Melody Kincade and husband, Charles, of San Diego, Calif., Shirley Box, of Garland, Texas, and Charlotte Beasley Hickman and husband, Gary, of Mariposa, Calif.; eight grandchildren: Chia Grossmann and husband, Mike, Kayla Foster Gilberti and husband, Robby, Charles Tyner Kincade and wife, Kathleen, Laura Beasley and husband, Pieter Voorhees, Joy Beasley and Shayna, Leslie Box Ybarra and husband, Rick, Lindsay Box Rogers and husband, Brad, Jay Box; six great-grandchildren, and several special nephews and nieces from her husband’s side of the family along with many friends. She was a much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will be greatly missed by everyone.

Memorials may be made at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales.

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

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