Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Terpening & Son Chapel for Steven Peter Stamps of Artesia.
Steve, 60, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Artesia.
Rev. Galen Issacs and Dwayne Pounds will officiate the services, with interment to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Maegan Lemon, David Bratcher, Luigi Bratcher, Clarence Williams, Randy Menuey and Adam Agnew. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Fanning Jr., Jeffrey Fanning, Kelsie Fanning Murphy Fleet, Russ Daigneault, Angelica Bratcher, Charles Roberts, Freddie Moreno, Danny Gomez, Mark Salas and Hector Salcido.
Steve was born July 14, 1959, in Kerrville, Texas, to Elmer C. and Margaret Patricia (Cole) Stamps.
On Dec. 28, 1996, he married the love of his life, Kathy Fanning Stamps, in Hiram, Ga. The couple moved to Artesia in March 1999.
Steve loved his life, his fur-babies, and most especially his wife. Although he was a “Texan” through and through, he quickly adapted to his new lifestyle in New Mexico and became accustomed to his life as an “Artesian.” Wherever Kathy was, was where he wanted to be. His final want in his earthly world was for people to “just be kind to one another.”
Survivors include his loving wife, Kathy, of Artesia; goddaughter Maegan Lemon of Artesia; sister Patricia Spears of Denton County, Texas; brother Michael Stamps of Mills County, Texas; 10 nieces; one nephew; six great-nieces; six great-nephews; and eight great-great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Laura M. Stamps of Wyoming; and brother Phillip R. Stamps of Maryland.
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