Theda Mae Shier

January 7, 2014 • Obituaries


Theda-ShierFuneral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Ballard Chapel for Theda Shier, 92, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Lovelace Regional Hospital. Rev. Richard Smith with Bethel Baptist Church will be officiating with burial to follow at South Park Cemetery.

Theda was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Baca County, Colo., to John H. Canon and [auth] Barbara N. McWhorter Canon. Her parents preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her husband, H.H. Shier; and her daughter, Patricia M. Smitherman; and her sisters: Johnnie Delle Jones and Martha T. Graham; brothers: Milton Canon and Addison Canon.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Linda Jo Dever, of Canon City, Colo., Marta D. Peddie, of Alpine, Ariz., Mary B. Virden, of Roswell, and Henrietta C. Woods, of Springfield, Ohio; brother, Joe Glenn Canon, of Roswell; sister, Barbara N. Nelson, of Cave Creek, Ariz., and 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Theda owned her own floral business in Ruidoso from 1953 to 1969. She retired and moved to Roswell and worked at Barringer’s Blossom Shop for 20 years. Theda was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi and Eastern Star for 50 years. She loved to travel, garden and take care of her grandchildren. Theda will be missed dearly by all who loved and knew her.

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

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