Thursday, June 21, 2012

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Blanche H. (Holmes) Wagoner (1933-2012) Obituary BLOOMFIELD Blanche H. Wagoner Dec. 27, 1933 – June 9, 2012

Blanche H. Wagoner, 78, of Bloomfield passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at her home, after a long heroic struggle with cancer. Blanche was born December 27, 1933, in Santa Fe, to Edward B. and Emily Grow Holmes.

She grew up in Mesilla Park and in Farmington.

On June 8, 1952, Blanche married Edward C. Wagoner, in Farmington and moved to Bloomfield, where she has lived ever since.

Blanche was passionate about many causes, giving her time generously. She was a charter member of the Bloomfield First United Methodist Church, where she served as a lay leader, Sunday school teacher, and held offices at the local, district and conference levels. She was active in the Emmaus Community, the Albuquerque District Committee an ministry and was Lay Member to the annual conference for many, many years.

Blanche was very active in extension clubs and FCE also, where she held offices at the local, district, state and national levels. she served on the NMSU Extension Support council, where she lobbied state and national legislators on behalf of agricultural and home issues.

Her third passion was community involvement; she served for 16 years on the Bloomfield school boar, served on the San Juan Medical Foundation Board, and was the director for the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce for several years. She volunteered in various capacities with numerous other community organizations.

Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, Edward.

She is survived by her three children, and their spouses, Laura (Gary) Howe, David (Cynthia) Wagoner, Christina (Glenn) Lazenby, all of Bloomfield; her sister, Judith (Mel) Kalich, of Durham, N.C.; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are welcome to join her family in a celebration of her life at an informal reception, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at the BUMC Hare Hall. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 14 at the Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 1105 n. First St., in Bloomfield.

Interment will follow at Bloomfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Steven Howe, Michael Howe, Christine Howe, Adam Wagoner, Jamie Wagoner, Erica Davis, Zachary Henderson, Jessica Henderson, Bjorn Brastad and Savannah Brastad. Honorary pallbearers are Audra Howe, Jared Wagoner and Tyrell Davis Blanche was instrumental in establishing a Bloomfield First United Methodist Parsonage Fund. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to this fund. Blanche is in the care of Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688.


My Cousin
Richard Kirk Carlin, 61, of Springdale Arkansas (formerly of Monett) passed away Friday June 15, 2012 at Washington Regional Hospital in Springdale. He was born May 5, 1951 in Wheaton, MO the son of Frances (Black) Carlin and the late Kirk Carlin. He was united in marriage on March 24, 1980 in Monett, MO to Debbie Pryor she survives. He was employed by Meeks Lumber in Rogers, Arkansas working in outside sales and attended the Fundamental Methodist Church in Monett. Richard is survived by his wife: Debbie Carlin, Springdale, AR; mother: Frances Carlin, Monett; and one brother Roger Carlin, Monett. He was preceded in death by his father Kirk. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, MO.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Aunt

Vera Lea Crain

Vera Lea Crain, age 68 years, 11 months and one day, of Morrisville, Missouri, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2008, in Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri, from cancer. She was born December 27, 1939, in Macedonia, Illinois, to Wilford and Versa Hall Johnson. She was a homemaker and a retired Beauty Operator. She was a member of the Morrisville Methodist Church in Morrisville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilford and Versa Johnson; son Danny Crain; and a brother, Delbert Johnson. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Coney Crain of the home; four children, Joyce Soldi of Phoenix, Arizona, Connie Thompson and her husband, Wally of Springfield, Missouri, Kelly Crain and his wife, Lois of Morrisville, Missouri, Jamie Tice and her husband, Jerry of Prairie Grove, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; five brothers, Keith Johnson and his wife, Sandy, Loyd Johnson and his wife, Joan, Gordon Johnson and his wife, Shirlee all of Lincoln, Illinois, Jerry Johnson of Atlanta, Illinois, and Kenneth Johnson and his wife, Nancy of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and a host of nieces, nephews; friends and a special family friend, Marsha Lou Butler of Springfield, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 208, in the Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar, Missouri. Burial will follow in the Morrisville Cemetery in Morrisville, Mo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2008, in the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Friends and family may sign the guest book or send private condolences at


Gose, Aileen Holder

Aileen Holder Gose, 80, of Las Cruces, N.M., died Tuesday, Nov 25, 2008, at the home where she was born on Aug. 13, 1928, to Samuel and Mae Aileen Holder. She was a resident of Las Cruces all her life, graduating from NMSU in 1948 with a B.A. and in 1969 with an M.A. She began teaching in the Las Cruces Public Schools in 1948, retiring as an educational diagnostician after 38 years. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cathedral. She was active in pro-life, marriage enrichment, and co-founded the Mesilla Valley Pregnancy Resource Center in 1980. Until her death, she stayed actively involved in the family farm started by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, James B. Gose of Las Cruces; and seven children, James B. Gose, Jr. and wife, Daphne, of Fredericksburg, Va.; Christine Pabst and husband, Charles, of Mesa, Ariz.; Patrick L. Gose and wife, Michelle, of Las Cruces, N.M.; Mary C. Zemites and husband, Thomas, of Chandler, Ariz.; Anne E. Smith and husband, Kerry; B. Lynne Avitia and husband, Florencio; and John W. Gose and wife, Rosa; all of Las Cruces; 26 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and grandson, Sammy Avitia.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at Getz Funeral Home with a rosary to follow at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated by the Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B., D.D., bishop of Las Cruces, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. The Rite of Committal will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Aileen requested donations be made to Mesilla Valley Pregnancy Center, P.O. Box 1865, Las Cruces, N.M. 88005.
Arrangements By Getz Funeral Home, corner of Bowman Avenue and Solano Drive.


My Cousin's Obituary


Published November 29, 2008 10:20 pm -

William Anthony Black

William Anthony (Tony) Black, age 45, was born March 14, 1963 in Springfield, MO, to James O. and Juliet C. (Hagale) Black. He passed from this life on Thursday, November 27, 2008 in Muskogee, OK.

Tony graduated from high school in Bartlesville, OK and then attended NEO receiving an Associate Degree in Electronics. He was employed as an allocator for NLS at Georgia Pacific Paper Company in Muskogee, OK.

His greatest love was family and his church. Much of his time was spent in involvement with his children in sports, especially football. A favorite past time was spent working on cars.

He is survived by his wife, Tracy Ann, of the home; three sons, Anthony,

Christopher and Jack, all of Muskogee; his parents of Springfield, MO; one

brother, Jim and his wife Elaine Black of Springfield, MO; two sisters, Mary and her husband Steve Gaines, Bartlesville and Hazel and her husband Robert Morris, Holdenville, OK; his mother and father-In-law, Alfred and Retha Sutton of Muskogee; sister–in-law, Vickie and her husband Todd Brewer of Tulsa, brothers–in-law, Joe and wife Delta Sutton of Lawson, MO and Russell and wife Michelle Sutton of Muskogee. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his two best friends, Chris Copeland and Will Maratta.

Services will be held on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the New

Beginnings Church, 201 N. 54th Street, Muskogee, OK with Pastor Chuck Meyers officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Joe Sutton, Russell Sutton, Will Marotta, Chris Copeland, Jim Eric Potter, and Colin Satterfield serving as pallbearers.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a special

account setup for his three boys. Checks should be made payable to Tracy

Black for Chris, Jack and Anthony, c/o Armstrong Bank, PO Box 188,

Muskogee, OK 74402.

The family has entrusted Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee with the arrangements.

Friends may send condolences to the family on the web page at


Monday, September 15, 2008

Valet Parking

In Frank Viola's book he makes the analogy of God's Will being a parking lot in which we choose where to park as opposed to a train track where we choose the right train that is God's Will.
He brings up the subject of "family planning" and not using birth control. I think both his couples in his analogy are choosing parking places that may or may not be in God's moral will-- Viola seems to think if you have lots of money then your are somehow making wise, moral decisions and if you struggle with finances you are not wise. He validates all his points with showing how people who do the "right" thing end up wealthy.
Anyway, I'd rather think of my family planning choice as valet parking... I leave the parking up to Him and just enjoy the journey! The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Perhaps he creates bigger parking lots for some people?
I think many Christians don't struggle so much with "which is the will of God" but balancing the law of love with our cultural values of "freedoms" and "rights" and "praise of men". I have the freedom to eat meat, drive a SUV, let God plan my family--but it offends my brother so is it okay if I do it when he's not looking? Offending my brother verses playing to the crowd verses my own flesh-- which is which? We do need wisdom and supernatural light to sort out the heart's desires.

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Mistress

I saw her coming. From down the way with her smooth lips and sparkly eyes. She glittered with shameless decoration and even as I glanced away repulsed, he leaned forward, eager to view more.

The distant sight of her began a boiling anger in me, spark of jealousy fueled by fear. Couldn't we take a different path? Perhaps this road wouldn't pass us by her door. But it seemed there she was at every intersection. We'd have to pass through her garden to continue this journey. Was there no other way?

Even her yard was design to draw men into her. She lounged in the center of roses enticing to taste her goods. His heart was pulled, his mind no longer with and for me. She won him by challenging his manhood. He could conquer her. She would make him worth more.

As he began spending more time thinking of her and how pursuing her my life became a turmoil. There was no more begging to be done. The passive agressive treatments would kill the time we had together. He'd just learn to dread me. He tried to be a better person. On the surface he become more committed to me. Yet her presents, even as he tried to become better than he ever had before, was continually with him.

To each woman he was fully committed. He did not look at her when I needed his attention. In fact he did try to be more with me when he was out of her presents. Perhaps I should get used to this? He says she promises a better career, better pay and in fact his boss requires him to visit her. It would be over soon, she'd be fully mastered and known and no longer a challenge.

I tried to tell myself it would only be for a while then he'd be all mine again, but something inside warned that this could be only the beginning. When he was done conquering this lover there would be more. Because nothing would have changed. The enticements would remain. The promises would be dangled again and his service and devotion required. I could argue all the old arguements once again. Yet I'd fail and she'd win. So this is how the great marriages of history have gone. Get a life of my own or pine away.

So I have no choice. The wife cannot promise a better career or better pay. The wife cannot give more than the mistress. To make him choose is to lose the love he has left. Winning his heart back seems to be the only answer but what if it too fails? Will he only get his mistress and his wife? It doesn't seem fair.

Yet fairness is not what this life is about. God too is jealous for our hearts. We can do good works and we can be more devoted than ever while keeping a part of ourselves for the other loves. The Lord wants our full passion with nothing held back. It's not fair He gave His only Son to show us how to live. It's not fair when He blesses our undeserving lives. He pursues and never tires of showing us love, even while we wipe our lips after tasting our mistress. He's always ready to accept us back. He's always waiting. He's always hopeful. His jealousy burns deep but He doesn't fear. His is pure love seeking us at lover's bed. He will not be disuaded. He promises a life of carrying a cross, persecution and rivalry. He promises peace beyond understanding, protection from the storm and a forever life with Him. He is not fair, He is God. I'm in His image but so fallen and nearsighted that I can only see today. I'm abandonded by an earthly love I thought was all mine. This is only part of the journey. His loves never fails and His love for me is enough for a lifetime and beyond, I need no other. He can fill the heartache. He alone can be trusted 100% to never leave. We are baptized unto His death and raised in His resurrection. He is the way, the truth and the life.

This is my choice. To take to Him my aching heart and desires. To let Him heal the wounds. To make Him the center from which my life revolves. To solemnly remember the mistress and to weed her from my heart dilgently.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Another Acquaintance...

Deonn Fay Arnold

Deonn Fay Arnold

(April 26, 1957 - October 14, 2005)

Deonn Fay Arnold transitioned from this Earth walk into the next phase of her journey on Friday morning, October 14, 2005. Deonn was a long-time advocate, confronting violence against women and children in Las Cruces and the surrounding areas. She is survived by family, many friends, and will be dearly missed by the whole community. Memorial service will be held at Getz Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 19, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to cover funeral costs and to continue to support women and children in this community. Contributions will be accepted at Getz Funeral Home in her name and can be dropped off there or brought to the service.


Sunday, October 16, 2005



Sheldon P. Podruchny
(January 25, 1968 - September 14, 2005)
Sheldon P. Podruchny 
Sheldon P. Podruchny, 37, of Las Cruces, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005. He was born Jan 25, 1968 in Winslow, AZ to Peter and Connie Podruchny. He loved composing and recording music, painting, photography, and writing stories. He had a special knack for humor which endeared him to his many nieces and nephews. Sheldon was employed for many years at the Christian Crossing Bookstore where he was instrumental during important milestones of that business. He attended college at NMSU with a focus in writing. His passion in life was in bringing his ideas to life through his numerous talents. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends who knew and loved him. Sheldon is survived by his mother, Connie Podruchny; sisters and brothers, Melodie of Missouri, Vannie of Las Cruces, Harmonie of Tucson, Dawn, Darrin, and Peter all of Las Cruces; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and two grand-nieces also survive him. His father, Peter Podruchny preceded him in death. A viewing will be at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 at Getz Funeral Home. The funeral is at 2:00 PM Monday, Sept. 19, 2005 also at Getz Funeral Home with a grave-side service will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers are Darrin Podruchny, Peter Podruchny, Robert Chavarria, Pat Castro, Eddie Reyna, and Christopher Podruchny; honorary pallbearers will be Alex Podruchny, and Joel Baker.