Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 at West Main Baptist Church for Geneva Gable of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mrs. Gable, 87, passed away on May 21 at Mission Arch in Roswell, N.M.
Pastor Jason Kraft will officiate at the service with burial to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tommy Montgomery, Ottie Speir Jr., Jim Parsons, Ed Parsons, Dale Bristow, Randy Bristow and Paul Alvarez. Honorary pallbearer is Don Conner.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at Terpening & Son Mortuary from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Geneva was born on June 21, 1930 in Gorman, T.X.; the daughter of Yancy N. Campbell and Ruffie Mae (McGaha) Campbell. On September 2, 1949 she married Chester Gable in Roswell. The couple came to Artesia in 1953. Chester preceded her in death on November 9, 2008.
She was a Bookkeeper and a member of West Main Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and sewing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Dean Campbell, sister-in-law Frances Rodriguez, sister Ruth Pope, brother-in-law Stanley Pope and sister-in-law Barbara Campbell.
Survivors are her son Robert Gable of Artesia; daughters Melinda Piper and husband Al of Artesia and Cheri Crouch of Artesia; brother Marvin Campbell of Lovington, N.M.; grandson Dakota Crouch and wife Alyssa and great-grandchildren Ember Crouch and Conor Crouch.
I met, worked with and made friends with Geneva years ago at the GCNM. I always enjoyed visiting and catching up whenever we happened to run into each other. I will miss her. RIP my sweet friend. Condolences to her family.
Deborah Scott Craftartesia, NM
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Gable's family and friends. She was such a sweet lady and in more recent years, when I would see her out and about we had the nicest conversations catching up on our families. I am so sorry for your loss.
Tammy KleinHope, NM
Melinda, Al and Cheri,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. My memories are of our mothers at the bowling alley. Mom had a photo of the bowling team on her dresser. They really enjoyed those times together. Love, Becky and Ernest
Becky BradleyLas Vegas, NV
I am sorry for your loss. Geneva and Chester were both good friends to Bob and I for many years. Geneva and I used to meet up in the mornings at the Post Office and visit a few minutes and get caught up with family news. I will miss her too. God bless all the family at this sad time.
Marie BirchArtesia, NM
Melinda and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you lay your sweet momma to rest. God bless you, my friend.
LuAnn BeardemphlLubbock, TX
Cheri and Melinda I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.