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Terpening & Son Mortuary

We’ve undergone many changes over the years and are now a fully accessible facility with a chapel
and seating for 150.

Our building was constructed in 1904 and served as the original Methodist Church in Artesia.

The Church of Christ began holding services in the building in 1912. They briefly held services elsewhere in town in 1912 and 1913 and then returned.

Meanwhile, the building was also used as Corrington College, a music conservatory, from 1913 to 1914.

The Church of Christ rented rooms for their services until 1920, at which time they purchased the building.

The building served as the Church of Christ until 1949 when it was purchased by Wayne Paulin. It would serve as the new location for Paulin Funeral Home which had been located at 409 West Main Street.

Calvin Terpening took over the business in 1954.


Adrian Martinez
Born: 12/30/1925
Died: 5/16/2017
George Fitzpatrick IV
Born: 7/14/1946
Died: 5/13/2017
Margaret Montgomery
Born: 10/28/1926
Died: 5/13/2017
Jake Williams
Born: 4/21/1952
Died: 5/12/2017
Patti Meinke
Born: 1/22/1938
Died: 5/3/2017
Proto Leyva, Jr.
Born: 1/27/1938
Died: 4/30/2017
Bryce Bowerman
Born: 10/14/1996
Died: 4/29/2017
Winna Gage
Born: 2/26/1951
Died: 4/27/2017
Michael Jones
Born: 2/9/1954
Died: 4/25/2017

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