Jennie Beth Ryan
February 7, 1936  -  November 19, 2018

Jennie Beth Ryan

Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
Sunday, November 25, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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West Main Baptist Church
1701 W. Main Street
Artesia, NM  88210
Monday, November 26, 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, Monday, November 26, at West Main Baptist Church for Jennie Beth Ryan of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Ryan, 82, died November 19, 2018 in Midland, TX.

Pastor Jason Kraft will officiate at the services. Burial will follow the services at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Combs, Jeremy Ryan, B.C. Martin, Kenton Puckett, Octavian Jackson and Gary Romine.

Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary on Sunday from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Jennie was born February 7, 1936 in New Orleans, LA to Joe Broome and Bessie (Grantham) Broome. On January 18, 1955 she married Joe H. Ryan in Jal, NM. They came to Artesia in 1972 from Odessa, NM. Mr. Ryan preceded her in death on April 21, 1999.

Jennie was a Hostess at Pecos Diamond restaurant and a member of Faith Baptist Church. She also attended West Main Baptist Church. She was a Secretary and Treasurer for several bowling leagues and an avid collector of many things, primarily frogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, daughter Cheryl Ryan, great-grandson Bryce Martin and son-in-law Joe Bob White.

Survivors include her son Joe Ryan and wife Shirlene of Big Spring, TX; daughter Karen White of Midland, TX; special friends Belinda and Owen Puckett; sister Barbara McBee of Corpus Christi, TX; 8 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.


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  1. Scotty & Sally Goldsmith
    Baird, TX

    Mick came by and told us today about Jennie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a unique and precious friend. We had lots of fun years ago with her and Joe! The good part is they are reunited. You know she has lots to catch him up on. Love and prayers.


    FAMILY WHO WERE LONG TIME FRIENDS OF THE MOSLEY FAMILY - our prayers goes with the family during this difficult time ‘

  3. Patrick & Valerie Morrison
    Artedia, NM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Your nana was such a sweet lady. She helped me a lot when I first moved here and got a job at Pecos Diamond Steakhouse. She was always willing to lend a hand to someone else when they needed help. She will be missed by us and by so many others. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  4. Donna Gray
    Midland, TX

    This lady was a shining star at Pecos Diamond. I always looked forward to her big smile and beautiful attitude. I am so sorry for the family's loss!

    Donna Gray


    She always had a sweet attitude and will be missed, had many good days with her husband Joe.

  6. Karen & Ronnie Killgore
    Carlsbad, NM

    What a blessing to have known this sweet lady! She had a smile & hug for all she met! Our prayers are with you during this time! May God comfort your aching hearts! Jennie left a large footprint on this earth! Our love to all!💗💗

  7. Marie Birch
    Artesia, NM

    I am sad to see the notice of Jennie's death. I have known her so many years that I cannot remember how we met. She was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. Always had a smile but I knew many days that she did not feel as well as she made folks think. God bless the family and many friends.

  8. Floyd and Carolyn Taylor
    Artesia, NM

    Sending your family our prayers, she will be missed so much. Pecos Diamond will never be the same she was so special.

  9. Tanya Mauldin
    Albuquerque, NM

    I am so sorry for your loss! Sending positive thoughts and prayers to the family.

  10. Michael & Anna Pitts
    Artesia, NM

    Miss Jennie was beautiful both inside and out. Truly a lady in every sense of the word. Her joy brought joy to others. She always had a smile and a hug. Our sincere condolences to all of you on your loss.

  11. Gary and Paula Combs
    Levelland, TX

    You are in our prayers! We have many good memories of Jennie and many laughs with her. She was always so sweet to us. We are so very sorry for your loss! I know she will be missed by so many.

  12. Lilli Smart
    Melbourne, FL

    This world is a sadder place without "Nana"! She was a very special lady to me.
    My love & prayers for the family.

  13. Cheryle Ryan
    Artesia, NM

    May God Bless and comfort you at this time as you grieve the loss of this special lady, Jennie. You will be in my prayers.

  14. Karen Brito
    Artesia, NM

    My heart goes out to Jennie's family. Jennie was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. She was a ray of sunshine at Pecos Diamond and other places she had worked. She always had something positive to say and many a warm hug. May the Lord give you peace and comfort.

  15. Connie Baker
    Roswell, NM

    Love and Prayers for you all!! I loved Jennie through many years of bowling and miss seeing her at Pecos Diamond!!

  16. LuAnn Beardemphl
    Lubbock, TX

    Sending your family many prayers and hugs as you say "See you later" to Jennie. She was loved by many.

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