Ruth Ann Roark Sherrell was born on February 20, 1947, in Carlsbad, NM. Ruthie moved to Artesia in 1963, where she graduated from Artesia High in 1965. She is survived by her two children: Jerry Wayne and Tammy Sherrell, of Artesia, and Crystal and Rocky Perez, of Glendale, AZ.; one granddaughter, Amber Sherrell, of Roswell; two sisters: Judith Williams and Jacki Morris, both of Roswell, NM, and one brother, John H. Roark, of Artesia, NM; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruthie Sherrell passed away on October 13, 2013, at Casa Maria in Roswell, NM, after an extended illness. Please come and join her friends and family in a celebration of Ruthie’s life on October 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church at Grand and Roselawn in Artesia, NM. Ruthie was loved and will be missed by all.