Gwendolyn Joyce Woods
April 1, 1939  -  October 30, 2018

Gwendolyn Joyce Woods

Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Avenue
Artesia, NM  88210
Friday, November 2, 2018
2:00 p.m.
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Woodbine Cemetery
200 E. Hermosa Drive
Artesia, NM  88210
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Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Friday, November 2, 2018 at Terpening & Son Mortuary for Gwendolyn Joyce Woods of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Woods, 79, died October 30, 2018 at San Pedro Nursing Facility in Artesia, NM.

Ronnie Williams will officiate at the services. Burial will follow the services at Woodbine Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her nephews & nieces.

Gwendolyn was born April 1, 1939 in Montague County, Texas to James LeRoy Gifford and Gracie (McCarter) Gifford. Gwen lived most of her life in Bowie and Nocona, Texas but traveled with her parents and sister all over Texas and Wyoming as a child and young adult following the oil industry. Gwen attended school in numerous communities and graduated from Artesia High School in 1957. Gwen worked as a bookkeeper for Nocona Boots and finished her working career at Nocona Athletics, in Nocona, Texas. Gwen moved to Artesia in 2007 with her husband Bill Woods. Bill preceded Gwen in death on September 29, 2008.

Gwen's family was her pride and joy. Her nieces and nephew where the children she never had and she would want all of them to know that she loved them with all of her heart.

Gwen his survived by her sister Lois Oliver of Artesia; her nieces Theresa Baize and husband Tim, Cynthia Wallace and husband Blaine, and Caleen Williams and her husband Curtis; great nieces and nephews Brian Baize and wife Lyndsay of Liberty Hill, Texas, Josh Wallace and wife Denise, Whitney Baize, Jacqueline Wallace; great great nephew and nieces, Zane Baize, Arceley "Mimi" Aguilar, Taylor and Jaxon Armstrong of Liberty Hill, Texas, Dailyn Wallace, of Artesia, NM, and Sophia & Kinslee Thompson of Wichita Falls, Texas, and lots of aunts and cousins.


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  1. Larry & Nita Lynch

    Our condolences to the family of Gwen. She was a member of our Sunday school class for a number of years. We know she will be missed. Our prayers are with you.

  2. Chassie
    Lovington, NM

    My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time. May God Bless you and comfort you! Gwen will surely be missed!! 😘

  3. Karen & Ronnie Killgore
    Carlabad, NM

    So sorry to hear about Mrs Woods! She was such a pleasant little woman we enjoyed visiting with! Our thoughts & prayers are with you during your loss! May God comfort your aching hearts!💗

  4. Bob & Jillana Plummer
    Artesia, NM

    Our sincere condolences & prayers are with you. May God bless you in everyway. .

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