Juanita Mae Graves Haines

September 5, 2013 • Obituaries


Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., September 9, 2013, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Juanita Mae Graves Haines, age 78, of Roswell, who passed away on September 4, 2013.

Pastor Tim Arlet of the Adventure Bible Church will officiate with interment to follow at South Park Cemetery.
Juanita was born September 1, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., to Robert and Olga Weeks. They have preceded her in death, as well as husbands: Donald and Curvin; sister, Linda Roberts; her dear sons: Donald Richard and Donovan Wallace Graves; a daughter, Donice Margaret Ford; and granddaughter, Sherry Ford.

Juanita graduated from Taft High [auth] School before moving to Roswell with her family in 1950. There she met her first love, Donald Graves; they were blessed with five children. She then met Curvin N. Haines; they married October 5, 1962, and a blessed addition of two more daughters.

Juanita was a supervisor at Levi Strauss for 10 years where she met many friends. Later, she worked at the snack bar at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. She then retired to spend days going to bingo and the casinos with her beloved sister and brother-in-law, June and Fred Hienzman. June and Nita bowled in many leagues. Together, they traveled to the Senior Olympics, bringing home many medals. She loved the trips with her sister.

Juanita is survived by daughters: Donita Forbes and her husband, Larry, of Scottsdale, AZ, Norene Lyons and her husband, Donnie, of Roswell, NM, Darlene Haines and Susan, of Roswell, NM, and special daughter, Donna Nevarez, of Roswell, who cared for mom for many years. Also surviving are her sister, June Hienzman, and her husband, Fred, of Roswell, and Sonya Roberts, of Corning, CA; grandchildren: Stephen David Forbes, Larry Donnie Forbes and his wife, Nicole, Donnie Lyons and his wife, Amy, Daniel Lyons. Buddy Ford Jr. and his wife, Amanda, Opal Renae Calvin, Lori Vaughn and husband, Shane, Ashley Burch and Saul Cadena, Stephanie and her husband, Aaron, Taylor and Misty Hellums, Eric Graves Jr., Stacy Graves, Ryan Graves; great-grandchildren: Cole, Lena, Kaylyn, Annabelle, Macie, Mackenzie, Amara, and Sierra; and great-great-grandchildren: Lillianne, Sheldon, Leanne, Faith, Regina, Britney, Wyatt, Garrett and Owen.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

A special thank you to Gentiva Hospice for their care and compassion.

Condolences can be made online at

Arrangements are under the personal direction of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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