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Mildred Waters

June 3, 1934 — June 10, 2023

Graveside services will be held 10 am Friday, June 16, at Woodbine Cemetery for Mildred Louise Waters, 89, longtime resident of Loco Hills and Artesia.

She passed away June 10, 2023 at her home in Artesia.

Pastor Belton Matthews will officiate at the services.

Mildred was born June 3, 1934 in Weches, Texas to John and Josie Holcomb, she was one of nine siblings. She graduated high school there and was so proud of being a star volleyball and basketball player.

Mildred loved to work hard, be it keeping her house immaculate, in her yard, or serving up burgers and chicken fried steaks to the oilfield people she loved in Loco Hills. She enjoyed a long career waitressing at the cafes in Loco Hills, Maljamar, and Cedar Lake Lounge. She worked for Rowland Construction as a receptionist. Dancing and listening to country music were beloved pastimes. She loved a party and a reason to "put on the bling". Christmas was always a special time to her as she treasured having her kids and grandkids and great-grandkids all together. She was a past member of the First Baptist Church in Loco Hills.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Latham, Jessebell, Richard "Dick", Archie, Charlie, R.P. "Buck" Holcomb and Letha Sheffield, husbands James Shipman and R. C. Waters, and longtime companion Doc Livingston.

Survivors include sister Thelma Curry and husband Ralph, children Richard Waters, Frank Waters and wife Jacque, Larry Shipman and wife Lee, Pamela Alvarez and husband Edward, and Sarah Waters. Grandchildren include Audrey Richardson, John DeLong, Keaton Waters and wife April, Landon Goodgion and wife Katlin, and K.C. Goodgion. Great-grandchildren include Hadley Alvarez, Jace and Jackson DeLong, Reece,
Rylee and James Waters, and Bowen and Colson Goodgion.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.

The family would like to thank Terah Sexton, CNP, and all the staff and caretakers at Good Life and Enhabit Hospice for their compassionate handling of Mildred. Also her special neighbors at Yucca Mobile Village, Brenda and Crystal and her two children.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to: Meals on Wheels PO Box 208 Artesia, NM 88211-0208, or the charity of one's heart.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mildred Waters, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, June 16, 2023

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