Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., on Friday, August 16, 2013, at South Park Cemetery for Rachel Littel Friend, age 84, of Roswell, who passed away on August 12, 2013, at her residence. Family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013, at Lagrone Funeral [auth] Chapel. Rev. Richard Smith will officiate.
Rachel was born on June 7, 1929, in Indiana to Charles and Marie Gardener. They have both preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter: Marsha Smithyman, of Roswell; grandchildren: John Gooding and his wife, Janet, of Portland, Oregon, Kimberlee Bouska and her husband, Seth, of Portland, Oregon, and Tracy Haddadi and her husband, David, of Shawnee, Kansas; also six great-grandchildren.
She worked as a lineworker making telephones for Western Electric. She was a member of the Eagles Club and served as Women’s Auxiliary President from 1997-98. She also worked as a gaming cashier for the Eagles Club.
Memorials may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 400 N. Pennsylvania, Suite 500, Roswell, NM 88201
Friends may leave condolences online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.