Dennis Todd Tidwell
May 11, 1943  -  August 4, 2018

Dennis Todd Tidwell

Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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First Christian Church
1006 W. Bullock Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
Thursday, August 9, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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Woodbine Cemetery
200 E. Hermosa Drive
Artesia, NM  88210
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Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 9 at First Christian Church for Dennis Todd Tidwell of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mr. Tidwell, 75, passed away on August 4, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.

Pastor David Grousnick will officiate at the service with burial to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers are Buddy DeLong, Kenneth Mitcham. Alton Morgan, Bernard Cleve, Eddy Wallace and Bill Goodson. Honorary pallbearers are George Chase, Bill Phillips, Angel Ramos and Bob Waugh.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 8 at Terpening & Son Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dennis was born on May 11, 1943 in Artesia; the son of Clyde and Vivian (Haldeman) Tidwell. He was a lifelong resident of Artesia.

He was a Cable Tool Well Driller and a member of the First Christian Church. He loved animals, horses, livestock and his dog. He enjoyed visiting with his family and friends and was a lifelong early morning coffee shop regular.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter.

Survivors include his wife Linda Tidwell of Artesia; sons Todd Tidwell and Trenton Tidwell both of California; step-mother Lake Tidwell of Artesia; granddaughter Nicole Lillie Evans of Artesia; and ex-wife Kathy Tidwell.


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  1. DeeBee Worthington
    Gillette, WY

    Deepest condolences to all of Dennis's family. I have such fond memories of him at UNM and living at Atoka. When Dennis was around, there was never a dull moment. He'll be greatly missed.

  2. Sandra Terry Tolliver
    El Paso, TX

    To Dennis’ family I offer deepest condolences. Our families were lifelong friends on neighboring farms southeast of Artesia. When I think of Dennis, I see his smile. We stayed in touch with Clyde and Vivian and also Clyde and Lake. God bless all of you, who are Dennis’ family and friends.

  3. Susan Terry
    Albq., NM

    My family and I are so sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. He was
    a good man. Our Mother, Jimmie Marie Terry, and Dennis' mom. Vivian Tidwell were very close friends. I feel sad for sons, Linda, Kathy and Lake. We loved him AND Clyde; and still feel a real friendship with Lake.
    May he rest in peace. Susan Terry (formerly of Artesia)

  4. Kelly DeLong
    Loco hills, NM

    Sorry to hear of your loss , my dad and brother spoke of him often ,I can say the spoke of him as a good person and friend may God be with you all

  5. Guy & Shirley Waters

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  6. Ronnie Letcher
    Artesia, NM

    Rest In Peace Dennis. Lots of fun times and memories, trail rides, hunting, and lake trips. Always treated me right and I never worried about anyone messing with me when you were around! Had that reputation of being soft spoken but not someone to mess with! It was true! God Bless my friend!

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