Funeral services will be held for Ruth Clem-Quesenberry, 91, of Roswell, at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Gateway Church followed by a graveside at 3:30 p.m. at Twin Oaks Cemetery in Artesia, NM.
Ruth passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013.
Vada Ruth Coleman was born to Rosa and Loyd “Doc” Coleman in Coryell County, of Texas, on October 19, 1921.
She spent her early years surviving the Great Depression on the Coleman homestead in Levita, Texas, before the family hit the road to follow Doc as he worked the Texas oil fields.
Ruth, along with her sister, Florene, and their parents, lived many years in a large military-style tent before they went “big time,” building a 19-foot travel trailer to continue their travels through west Texas and southeastern New Mexico.