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Glenda Ryan

October 26, 1942 — February 28, 2020

Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date for Glenda Kaye Ryan of Artesia, New Mexico.

Ms. Ryan, 77, died February 28, 2020 at Artesia General Hospital surrounded by family.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Glenda was born October 26, 1942 in Artesia, the daughter of George Barnett and Gladys (Cockrum) Barnett. She was a longtime Artesia resident.

Glenda was a registered nurse and provided care through Home Healthcare, Hospice and Hospitals throughout New Mexico, Arizona and West Texas. She enjoyed caring for the elderly and providing comfort to those in need. Helping others was her passion and came to her naturally. Everyone enjoyed her cooking and some of her favorite things to do were fishing and playing video poker.

Glenda is preceeded in death by granddaughter, Tiffany Marie Goddard, her mother Gladys Barnett and her father, George Barnett.

Survivors include her companion, Gene Bright of Artesia; sister, Faye Brown and Husband, Bill of Hobbs; brother, Dewayne Barnett and wife Debbie of Artesia; Son, Lee Goddard and companion Rose of Albuquerque; daughter, Michelle Baer and husband Raymond of Texas; daughter, Teresa Ryan of Artesia; son Paul Ryan and wife, Shannon of Artesia; Grandchildren Brittany, Kaitlyn, Cory, Justin, Kristen, Lane, Logan, Lance, Layton, and Lacie; Great-grandchildren: Annabelle, Westin, Adlin, Andree, Ayley, Halie, Adlyn, Blakely, Layla, Quinn and Ja'Niyah; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins; long time best friend: Carolyn (Tutti); and two beloved pets: Missy and Prissy.

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