Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Allie Inez Crandall Durham, age 89, of Roswell, who passed away on March 2, 2014 at her residence. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Pastor Emeritus Rev. Bill Jones of Tinnie Baptist Church will officiate.
She will lie in state from 12-7pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2014 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Inez was born on April 15, 1924 in Roswell, New Mexico to Mack D. and Allie Tinnie Taylor. She was also known as Inez, Nana, Granny, and Nez. She married her first husband, Richard Lee Crandall on November 16, 1945 in Hot Springs, New Mexico. After he passed in 1985, she later married E.L. “Frosty” Durham in Globe Arizona, who has also preceded her in death. She has also been preceded in death by her parents, one brother: Mack “Bud” Taylor, one sister-in-law: Valley Taylor, two grandsons: William McIntosh V and Jason Lee Crandall; two great grandchildren: Kale Crandall and Tristin Wesley Nowell.
She was a very kind and giving person. She was a very hard worker on the farm and ranch, working side by side with her husband. She never complained and was always willing to do whatever needed to be done. She loved to go watch her grandchildren play sports and found that baseball was her favorite. Her grandkids and great grandkids were very special to her, especially babies. She was the best mother-in-law in the world. She loved visiting with people and never met a stranger.
She was very faithful to her church and loved many different activities, such as going to the Billy the Kid Pageant, Crocheting, Quilting, going to dances and being the first to arrive and last to leave.
Inez is survived by one son: Lee Crandall and wife Donna of Capitan, New Mexico; one daughter: Shirley McIntosh and husband Bill of Roswell; Six Grandchildren: Travis Crandall and wife Jill of Carlsbad, Sheila Keltner and husband Ty of Ingles, Kansas, Shana Nowell and husband Raif of Capitan, New Mexico, Carrie Milstead and husband Brian of Roswell, Jaime Ambs and husband Pete of Roswell, and Jennifer McIntosh, also of Roswell; Great-Grandchildren: Arya and Warrick Nowell, Mackenzie and Macayla Keltner, Kort and Kace Crandall, Allie Ambs, Spencer Robins, Zachray Harper, Jazin Milstead, William McIntosh VI, Jessica and Presley Biggers; two great nephews: Johnny Mack and Will Dean Copper; Special Niece: Kathleen Arviso and husband Paul of Moriarty, New Mexico.
Pallbearers will be Pete Ambs, Raif Nowell, Ty Kettner, Brian Milstead, Travis Crandall, and Johnny Parker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joe Torres, Billy Bird, Larry Newsome, Neil DeFranco, Johnny Welde, Dr. Knoche.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society: 1050 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the directions and personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.