Jo Ann Bivens
February 12, 1939  -  August 21, 2017

Jo Ann Bivens


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Memorial services will be held at a later date for Jo Ann Bivens of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Bivens, 78, passed away on August 21, 2017 in Artesia.

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

Jo Ann was born on February 12, 1939 in Artesia; the daughter of Lowell and Inez (Pearson) Faulk. She was a lifelong resident of Artesia.

She was a housewife and co-owner of Artesia Rentals and Jo's Scarlet Rose in Carlsbad, N.M. Jo Ann enjoyed her grand-dogs, always saw the sunshine in each day and was the light of her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband John Bivens.

Survivors include her sons Tony Bivens of Artesia and Shawn Bivens of Artesia; sisters Arlene Fowler of Artesia and Loretta Walker and husband Les of Roswell, N.M.; numerous nieces and nephews.

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  1. Patsy (Baker) Scrimshire and Family, Carol (Baker) Pennington and Family
    Artesia, NM

    Tony, Shawn, Arlene, Loretta and Les;

    So sorry, We just now heard. We flew Craig to Lubbock on the 21st to UMC Hospital and just returned.

    Jo will be greatly missed. We so enjoyed all the coffee meetings at Mom's house. We have such great memories of Jo and are so saddened by this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. Love you!!!!

  2. Esther Frazee
    artesia, NM

    Prayers for the family so sorry for your loss. Wish I could have spent more time with her she'll always be my friend.

  3. Carol Keever
    Pueblo, CO

    I am so sorry for your family's loss. Jo was such a kind person to me when I moved to Carlsbad all those years ago. I didn't know a soul there but she changed that in a hurry. She was my next door neighbor and we found out a lot about each other sitting on the porch most every night watching our toddlers riding their hot wheels up and down the street in their shorts and cowboy boots. I'm going to miss her.

  4. LaRue Pinson
    Artesia, NM

    Tony, I am so sorry for your loss. Jo Ann will be so missed. Loved visiting with both of you.

  5. Tony Bivens
    Artesia, NM

    I will always miss my momma there was such a bright light mom always had the ability to see sunshine amist the clouds i love you mom now,always and forever thanking everyone for their love and prayers god bless you all.

  6. Mary C. George Noble
    Idaho Falls, ID 83404, NM

    I was hoping to see Jo Ann when next I visited Artesia. RIP old friend; you, Lura, Flora and JoAnn Hamm undoubtedly are making Heaven a lively place.

  7. Dorothy Crouch
    Artesia, NM

    I am sorry for the loss of Jo Ann. The class of 1957 will miss her.

  8. Billy, Susi and Heather Glaze
    Carlsbad, NM

    With our deeply felt condolences. Sending Prayer and Love. Jo was such a bright Light on this Earth, she is lighting up Heaven now.

  9. Ken & Delma Ingram
    Artesia, NM

    Please know that we send our love, thoughts and prayers

  10. Mony
    Artesia, NM

    My prayers are with you your mom was a very classy lady she will be missed

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