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Serena Archer

October 21, 1951 — May 21, 2024

Serena May Archer, a lifelong resident of Artesia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 21, 2024. She was 72 years old.

Born in 1951 to Argule and Media Fine, Serena graduated from Artesia High School in 1969, where she was known for her spirited personality. Shortly after graduation, she married the love of her life, Lonnie Archer, on June 13, 1969. Their love story spanned over five decades, filled with joy, adventure, and unwavering support for one another.

Serena had a passion for softball, a sport she both played and avidly followed. Her weekends were often spent on the field, either participating in games or cheering on her favorite teams. An avid outdoorswoman, she enjoyed hunting and fishing, pastimes that brought her immense joy and tranquility.

Her green thumb was evident in her beautiful garden, which was a source of pride and a place of solace for her. Serena's garden was always in full bloom, reflecting her nurturing spirit and love for nature.

Above all, Serena was a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the biggest supporter of all her grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's activities, attending every game, recital, and school event. Her encouragement and presence were a constant source of inspiration and love for her family.

Serena was a fiercely independent woman, known for her strength, resilience, and unwavering determination. She lived life on her own terms, with grace and dignity, leaving behind a legacy of love, compassion, and perseverance.

She is survived by her Daughter Sheila Chase husband Danny, Son Donald Archer wife Abby, Granddaughter Kara Chase, Granddaughter Kelsi Orquiz husband Richard, Grandson Hazer Archer wife Kayli, Granddaughter Teagan Bratcher husband Toby, Great Grandchildren Adaleine Bratcher, Bentley, Bradley and Brynnleigh Orquiz, Brandt and Ashton Bratcher, "Brother" Delford Martin, Brothers Wimp Fine wife Carol, Delbert Fine wife Annie, Numerous nieces and nephews and a community of friends who will miss her dearly.

Preceded in death by her husband Lonnie Archer, Sisters Lois Autrey, Margaret Holt, Norma Taylor.

A celebration of Serena's life will be held on Saturday May, 25 2024 at Terpening and Son Chapel at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you plant a tree or flowers in her memory.

Serena will be remembered for her boundless love, indomitable spirit, and the beautiful garden of memories she has left behind.

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