Deanna June Simons
October 9, 1951  -  December 3, 2017

Deanna June Simons

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West Main Baptist Church
1701 W. Main Street
Artesia, NM  88210
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
10:00 a.m.
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I served in the Army.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6 at West Main Baptist Church for Deanna June Simons of Artesia, New Mexico.

Ms. Simons, 66, passed away on December 3, 2017 at her home.

Jason Kraft will officiate at the service. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Deanna was born on October 9, 1951 in Bakersfield, California; the daughter of J.D. Eaton and Ellen (Goldstein) Eaton. She came to Artesia in 2014 from Fayetteville, N.C.

She served in the United States Army and did tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Desert Storm and Bosnia. She was a Nurse and a member of West Main Baptist Church. Deanna enjoyed painting, art and traveling.

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

Survivors include her sons Christopher Luke Simons and Donald Mark Simons; daughters April Leann Simons and Alice Antoinette Simons; 9 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.


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  1. Dan and Rhonda King
    Artesia, NM

    Chris, Stephie, Donny and family, We are so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless You all.
    Dan and Rhonda King

  2. Shelley Greenbaum
    Sylva, NC

    Prayers to the family. I am so very sorry for your great loss.

  3. Mark and Kathy Simons
    Burkburnett, TX

    Donnie, Chris, April and Alice, Kathy and I grieve with you in your loss. Praying for God’s peace for you in the midst of this.

  4. Bill & Emily McCaw
    Artesia, NM

    Thinking of you. Sorry for your loss

  5. Shan Harlow
    Artesia, NM

    All our love and Prayers to you and yours Chris and Steph, love you both!

  6. Nadine
    Las Cruces, NM

    I've always liked Deanna. She brought us food after my surgery and did that for many others. She had a happy heart for Service to others. Our condolences to her children, loved ones and friends.

  7. Kathy Taylor
    Artesia, NM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Deanna was a caring woman dedicated to serving others and her country. She made a difference in the lives of others. May God comfort you and strengthen you as you go through this season of mourning. Joy comes in the morning.

  8. Barbara Whitten
    Corfu, NY

    I am honored to have known Deanna and work with her in Intensive Care in Roswell NM. She was a wonderful nurse and loved her patients. May she rest in peace and may her friends and family have peace and good memories of her life.

  9. Barbara Walsh
    Dexter, NM

    I was so sad to learn of Deanna's passing. I worked with her in the 1980's in the ICU at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center - Roswell. We became friends but lost contact when she moved. I remember her fondly and recall her talking about her children and how much she loved them. She was a kind and compassionate, honest and brave person.

  10. Roger & Ramona Kilpatrick
    Artesia, NM

    Our thoughts, love and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. What a sweet soul and she will be missed.

  11. Mary H Jeter
    snyder, OK

    Praying for all of you during this time of loss. Had many fun and joyful times with all of you. Loved singing with your mother. She will be missed.

  12. Pastor Joseph Tillery
    Lockney, TX

    Prayers & thoughts are with the family.

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