Winna Mae Gage
February 26, 1951  -  April 27, 2017

Winna Mae Gage

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Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
Sunday, April 30, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Memorial Service
Pinon First Baptist Church
4562 Owen Prather Hwy.
Pinon, NM  88344
Monday, May 01, 2017
10:30 a.m.
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Memorial services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on Monday May 1 at Pinon First Baptist Church in Pinon, N.M., for Winna Mae Gage of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Gage, 66, passed away on April 27, 2017 at Landsun Nursing Home in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Herb Gage and Ty Houghtaling will officiate at the service. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren. Lunch will follow at the Pinon Community Building.

A gathering of friends and family will be held on Sunday April 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Terpening & Son Mortuary Chapel.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Winna was born in Artesia on February 26, 1951; the daughter of Clifton and Millie (Payne) Dean. On July 19, 1969 she married Nick Gage in Pinon, NM. She was a longtime resident of the Pinon and Artesia area.

She was a ranch day worker and substitute teacher, an Aide and a Janitor at Weed Public School. She was the High School Secretary at Cloudcroft Public Schools.After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree and also her Masters of Arts Degree she then went on to teaching grades 1 - 12 at Cloudcroft and eventually took the position of Principal at High Rolls Elementary Alamogordo Public Schools. She returned to Cloudcroft Middle School to teach 6th - 8th grade English and was a Counselor. From there she moved to Southern Heights Elementary School in Hobbs, NM to teach 5th grade. Winna then took the position of Teaching Principal at Penasco Elementary and Artesia Public Schools. She was also the Director of the Pecos Valley Regional Education Co-op.

She was a member of Hermosa Drive Baptist Church, loved to cook and garden and spend time with all of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Francis Taylor.

Survivors include her husband Nick of Artesia; sons Gary Dwayne Gage and wife Jincy of Pinon, NM and Edward Dean Gage of Artesia; daughter Sara Ruth Gage and husband Ben Snow of Del City, TX; brothers Crockett Dean and wife Pam of Del City, and Quentin Dean and wife Dana of Hope, NM; sister Becky Dean-Walker and husband Dennis of Sierra Blanca, TX; grandchildren Garret Gage, Kacey Gage, Ashlie Gage, Marion Da Gage, Gari Ann Gage, Preston Gage, Lance Gage, Matthew Gage, Wilson Lewis and Leslie Lewis; great-grandchildren Kyleigh Gage and Zaylee Jackson.


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  1. Johnette Yeates McWhorter
    Hondo, TX

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  2. Kelly (Thorp) Whitfield
    Glen Rose Tx,

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I have many fond childhood memories of Winna Mae, but most of all I remember her sweet smile and infectious laugh! May God comfort and strengthen you.

  3. Bonnie Mills
    El Paso, TX

    So sorry for your loss. Loved her she will be missed.

  4. Doreen Teel
    Weed, NM

    Sending our prayers up for all the family. She was a wonderful gal. Hugs to all! God Bless and help you through this time.

  5. El Paso Snows
    El Paso,

    Our sincere condolences to all of you. May God wrap his loving arms around you and keep you.

  6. Jim & Janel Runyan
    Goldthwaite, TX

    We all are truly blessed for having known Winna Mae. God bless the Gage family and the Dean family prayers for all

  7. David Lawrence
    La Luz, NM

    Sorry for your loss we'll be praying for you.

    David & Mary

  8. Rhonda ward
    Artesia, NM

    Prayers for the Gage family. She was a wonderful lady.

  9. Terry and AndaRee Pierce
    Weed, NM

    Amazing lady and friend and so sorry for the loss, but Heaven just made a new friend.

  10. Bill &Virginia Stanbrough
    High Rolls, NM

    Nick and kids
    So sorry to hear of Winnie Mae passing away. Remember all the good basketball games we sit through together. Them were the good times. We are thinking of all of you and our prayers are with you and the kids. Bill & Virginia

  11. Hollis and Linda Munson
    Bennington, OK

    So sorry to hear of the loss of this amazing lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hollis and Linda

  12. Glen and Toni Gilmore
    Salt Flat, TX

    Will remember my older twin sister.

  13. Fred wright
    Cloudcroft, NM

    My condolence for your Loss ....Winna Mae was a genuine lady.... no matter who you were she treated you like a friend....

  14. Marlon and Cheryl McWilliams
    Mayhill, NM

    Prayers for the family. Sorry for your loss. I remember her well, she was a very nice person. So sorry to hear of her death.

  15. Jim and Earlene ellett
    Hope, NM

    We are so sorry to hear about Winna Mae . Please know you are in our prayers

  16. Pam Allen
    Capitan, NM

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Winna Mae's passing. She surely was a great lady. I had so much fun with you all when I was coaching in Artesia.

    I will hold you in my prayers!

    Love, Pam Allen

  17. Diann Peters Dunn
    Fort worth, TX

    To all the family - so sorry for your loss. She had such a sweet spirit, and she was such an inspiration as someone who worked hard to achieve her dreams. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. Lance and Denise Smith
    Morton, TX

    You're in our prayers.

  19. Thad and Alisha Phipps
    Artesia, NM

    We are praying for comfort and peace for the Gage family.

  20. Marilyn Maxwell Means
    Stanton, TN

    My heart was sad when I heard about Winna Mae's death. I reflect on all the good times we have had on our visits to Pinon and sharing stories with her and Nick and the children. She was a respected and admired by many and a very fine lady. She was loved so much by her family. Please accept my deepest sympathy to Nick and the family.

  21. Steve, Mara, Alexandra and Avery McDaniel
    O'Donnell, TX

    Sending Prayers of Comfort and Strength. Very sorry for your loss. Much love to your family.

  22. Dawn Rupp
    Granbury, TX

    Condolences to the family. I always enjoyed working with her.What a lovely lady! Much love sent your way.

  23. Jeanette Borunda
    Alamogordo, NM

    My condolences to the Gage family. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Gage as she was one on my favorite teachers.

  24. Thomas & Debbie Ezell
    Artesia, NM

  25. Edward hayhurst
    Athens, TX

  26. Roy Box
    San Angelo, TX

    My condolences to the Gage family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. From Roy Box grandson of Martin and Margaret Lewis. 🙏🏻

  27. Nancy Burgin
    KATY, TX

  28. JayMichael Neill
    Colorado Springs, CO

    My condolences to the family. Mrs. Gage was my third grade teacher as well as my teacher in middle school. Prayers to the family.

  29. Sammie Spangler
    Conroe, TX

    Prayers for family

  30. Sammie Spangler
    Conroe, TX

    Prayers for family

  31. Mary (Neatherlin) Eklund
    Gilbert, AZ

    What a beautiful lady. Was blessed with growing up together. Loved her lots!

  32. Beau, Whitney, Wyatt, Rodie and Brooke Preston
    Loraine, TX

  33. Pam Hughes Butler
    Loraine, TX

    Love Winna Mae my dear friend! Prayers for comfort to Nick and family. Cherish your memories!!! I have a great one of you and the wheel barrow,....have so many of our young years!Love Danny and Pam

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