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Eva Green

December 23, 1937 — December 31, 2022

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Hermosa Church of Christ for Eva Sue Green of Artesia.

Green, 85, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, at Artesia General Hospital.

Pastor Michael Elliott and Deacon Larry Young will officiate the services, with interment to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Crit Caton, Jackie Clifton, Larry Combs, Chava Flores, Curtis Tolle and Randy Truesdell. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons Deven Nelson and Jorden Nelson; nephews Johnny C. Gray, Jimmy Gray, Gary Melton-Gray, Ricky Gray, Doug Chandler and Boz Green; Jerry Dodd, Greg White, Greg Murrill, Billy Riley, Royce Pearson, Tommy Austin, Jerry Brown, Randy Brown, Bill Brown, Baron Chandler, Brian Mansell and Jason Mansell.

Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Eva Sue was born Dec. 23, 1937, in Ward County, Texas, the daughter of George Ralph and Effie Lee (Warren) Gray.

On March 3, 1956, she married Virgil Emmett Green in Artesia.

Eva Sue worked as a sales clerk at Marsh's for many years and as a special education aide in the Artesia Public Schools system, from which she retired. She and Virgil also owned and operated Green's Bakery at 13th and Hermosa in the 1980s. She was a member of Hermosa Church of Christ.

She was an avid (and vocal) Dallas Cowboy, New York Yankee and Artesia Bulldog fan and enjoyed trying her unusually good luck at the slots and socializing with her many friends. She loved going out to breakfast at Chaos Cafe and to beauty appointments at Jaynie's, taking family vacations to New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and doting on her dogs, Harvey, Sweetness and Shammy.

Eva Sue was a fun and loving Gro Gro to her grandchildren Brienne, Deven and Jorden and also became an honorary Gro Gro to countless numbers of their friends and other local kids over the years. She will be dearly missed by all of them.

Survivors include son Martin Green and wife Michele of Artesia; son-in-law Gary Nelson of Artesia; grandchildren Brienne Green of Artesia, Deven Nelson and wife Solana of Rio Rancho, and Jorden Nelson of Artesia; a great-grandchild on the way; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 47 years, Virgil, on Sept. 22, 2003; daughter Rhonda Nelson in 2021; son-in-law Bobby Richardson in 1984; brothers John R. Gray, Wendell Gray, Chester Gray, Doyle Gray and Joe Gray; sister Jeffie France; and special niece Terry Chandler.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Hermosa Elementary School library, 601 W. Hermosa Dr., Artesia, NM, 88210; the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD, 21741, or; or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 6520 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33309, or

The family also wishes to express its thanks to Eva Sue's wonderful caregivers, Luz Elva, Estela, Norma, Barbie, Heather, Virginia, Maribel, Shirley, Carolina, Marisabel, Valeria and Karla; Dr. Marshall G. Baca Jr.; and the staff at Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at
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Service Schedule

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Friday, January 6, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Hermosa Church of Christ

2512 W Bush Ave, Artesia, NM 88210

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