Lonnie Archer
July 3, 1946  -  May 18, 2018

Lonnie Archer

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Memorial Service
Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Avenue
Artesia, NM  88210
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Terpening & Son Mortuary Chapel for Lonnie Archer, of Lake Arthur, N.M.

Mr. Archer, 71, died on Friday, May 18, 2018 at his home.

Galen Isaacs will officiate at the services. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Carter, J.W. Calaway, and Perry Conner. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Lonnie was born on July 3, 1946 in Clovis, New Mexico; the son of Lonnie Archer Sr. and Mary Frances Droigk Archer.

He came to Artesia in 1962 from Alamogordo, N.M. He was married to Serena Fine on June 13, 1969 in Artesia.

Lonnie loved the oilfield and was a supervisor for many years. He was a member of Lake Arthur Baptist Church and the National Hot Rod Association. He loved to fish, hunt, woodworking and mechanicing. He was a huge Lonesome Dove fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Vicki Archer.

Suvivors include his wife Serena of the family home; a son Donald Archer and wife Abby of Artesia; a daughter Sheila Chase and husband Danny of Artesia; a sister Mary Ellen Means of Hobbs, N.M.; grandchildren Kara Chase and Paul Bratcher, Kelsi Orquiz and husband Richard, Hazer Archer and wife Kayli, and Teagan Bratcher and husband Toby; great-grandchildren Adaleine Bratcher, Bentley Orquiz and Bradley Orquiz.

The family has requested any oilfield workers and friends are invited to wear their overalls to the service, if they would like, in honor of Lonnie.


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  1. Sherrie (Hanna) Miller
    Tucson, AZ

    It has been a long time since I lived in Artesia, but I remember the Archer family. They were always kind to me as a child growing up there. My heart is saddened for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort.

  2. Donna Rogers Talley
    Stafford, VA

    Serena, I am so sorry to hear of Lonnie’s passing. My love and prayers to you and your family.

  3. Deborah Scott Craft
    artesia, NM

    Johnny and I were saddened to learn of Lonnie's passing. Prayers and condolences Serena, to you and your family.

  4. Tony Hall
    Artesia, NM

    I am so sorry for your loss, Lonnie was a great person, he was great to work with and known him since high school. He and your family will be in our prayers, Tony & Loretta Hall

  5. Carl & Elaine Wilson
    Belen, NM

    Lonnie was a good friend and neighbor and we are heart broken over his passing. It was our honor to know him and pray you all feel the great strength of God's comfort.

  6. Loyd & Johnnie Wilbanks
    Mayhill, NM

    So sorry to learn Lonnie is gone from this earth. He was a friend to the Wilbanks. Enjoyed his posts. God be with all who loved him.

  7. Clinton Hanna
    Abilene, TX

    My sympathy and sincere condolences for Serena and all of Lonnie's family. I'm sorry for your loss. I was friends with Lonnie the very first time I met him, He was an incredible man an will be missed by many.

  8. Thomas Parrish
    Livingston, TX

    Sorry for the loss of Lonnie. I remember him from high school----he had a warm personality.

  9. Brian & Kathy Foulkes
    El Paso, TX

    Our deepest sympathy!! May he Rest In Peace and May the memories of his living soon replace the sorrow of his passing.

  10. John Wilbanks
    Lubbock, TX

    Sheila and family, I'm sorry to hear of the death of my high school buddy Lonnie. He and I were new to Artesia in 1962 and quickly became best friends. I, like you , will hold onto many memories of fun times with Lonnie, he always made us feel special because he was a true friend.

  11. Peggy Litrell Helms
    Lovington, NM

    Such a sweet personality and friend to everyone.

  12. Larry and Terry
    Artesia, NM

    Sadden to hear of Lonnie’s passing. Long time friend. Lots of good, fun memories from oil field. Thoughts and prayers go out to Serena, Donald, Sheila and all the family. Remember the good times. 🚤🎣

  13. Juhree Cope
    Carlsbad, NM

    Serena I am sorry to hear of Lonnie’s passing. You are in my prayers.

  14. Wesley G. Cox
    Lubbock, TX

    Please accept my deepest Sympathy in the passing of Lonnie. I wish I could attend the Memorial Service, Wednesday, unfortunately I will not be able. I wish to express my sorrow to Serene,I wish I had visited more with Lonnie about his fishing skills and his family. It's amazing how fast the "waters of time" flow as we share our life and our love! May GOD comfort you and your family with His Matchless Love and Presence!

  15. J.W. and Louise Calaway
    Duncan, OK

    Our daughter's first babysitter!!! Lonnie will be missed by many. Our condolences to the entire family. Love

  16. Kayla Clifton
    Carrizozo, NM

    Hate to hear 'bout my Mert leaving us way too soon. Serena, Sheila, and Donald, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Know how hard it is when our dads leave us like this.

  17. Jesse December. Lee

    Praying that the Lord will give you all piece and comfort during this time.

  18. Terry & Elaine Hill
    Artesia, NM

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our Prayers and Thoughts. Praying that the Lord blesses you with Peace & Comfort during this time.

  19. Robert Thomas
    Lubbock, TX

    So sorry to hear about Lonnie .
    He was indeed quite a fellow and I’m glad to have been able to know him .
    Bob Thomas

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