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Clarence Stevenson

May 18, 1935 — June 24, 2018

Buster was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico on May 18, 1935 and died on June 24, 2018 not long after his 83rd birthday. His parents, Clarence and Willie Avery (Squaw Bill) Stevenson preceded him in death as did his brother Robert, and sister Billie Jean Woods, and lifelong friends quasi-caretakers Samme and David Monson who were across the road neighbors and kept a careful eye on him at all times. Samme and he had been raised in the houses they were born into, there on the corner in Pinon.

He is survived by his sister-in-law Mary Lou Stevenson and her family in Artesia; by first cousins Glenna Bertola and her family, Dan Gage in Roswell, Betty Jo Bratcher and Terry Stevenson. Also by a vast array of cousins, nieces and nephews Patti Woods Netzer, Bobby Stevenson, Cary Stevenson Pettit, Jacque Stevenson Hooten, LaNette Stevenson and Nick Woods and their children and their children, and by a community that looked after him and he looked after them.

Despite his handicap he could do almost anything he set his mind to; loved what he called "that good old country music" meaning, we all think, only that written by Hank Williams, and to be sure no one forgot had it etched on his grave marker at the Pinon Cemetery.

He will be greatly missed. The Pinon community has lost an icon. Anyone who has ever lived in Pinon knows Buster and most folks passing through do also. He loved hunting season as he fixed a lot of flat tires and exchanged pleasantries, and tall tales with the hunters. He took care of the Club House, Pinon's community center, and saw that all was well there and that the air conditioning was turned on before an event in the summer or heat on in the winter and was always present and had the coffee ready on Friday morning when those who had time and wanted to met for a morning coffee hour.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 29 at Terpening & Son Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Services are scheduled for 10:00 am on Saturday, June 30 at Pinon Baptist Church with burial to follow at the Pinon Cemetery. Officiating are Wayne Braziel and Dan Bell. Pallbearers are Odie Prather, Mitch Hibbard, Nick Woods, Marshall Hiles, Gary Gage, and Arden Lewis. Honorary pallbearers are Fred Gage, Bryan Prather, the Friday Morning Coffee Gang, and Doreen Teel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pinon Extension Club.


Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
Friday, June 29, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.



Pinon Baptist Church
4557 Owen Prather Highway
Pinon, NM  88344
Saturday, June 30, 2018
10:00 a.m.


Pinon Cemetery
Weed, NM  88354
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