Virginia C. Brewer, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, entered heaven on June 11, 2017. Virginia was born in Roswell, New Mexico on December 14, 1926. Faith and family describe Virginia.
She enjoyed life on the family farms, helping with church activities and raising children. After high school graduation, she attended Business-Secretarial School. She was a secretary at the German Prisoners of War at Walker Air Force Base. Virginia met and married Sidney Brewer in Roswell, NM on October 17, 1947. They worked hard to provide a home and education for their children.
Virginia is survived by her children: Peggy Brewer of Roswell, New Mexico; Ann Daniels and husband, Michael of Carlsbad, NM; Robert Brewer of Hagerman, NM; Helen Henderson and husband, Forrest of Flying H, NM; Jane Blakeley and husband, Steve of Portales, NM; Linda Shirley and husband, Steve of Tucumcari, NM; Bill Brewer and wife, Sandra of Roswell, NM; four grandchildren, James Brewer, Patrick Brewer, Stevanna Shirley, and Nicole Henderson; one sister, Marcine McDaniel and husband, Clayton; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Sidney; her parents, Jacob and Anna Schmid; brothers, Hans Schmid, Charles Schmid, Herbert Schmid, Heine Schmid and Roy Schmid; sisters, Helen Marshall, Mary DeBorde and Elizabeth Schmid; and infant son, James S. Brewer.
The services will be held at South Park Cemetery on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. with Father Andrew Miles, of Immaculate Conception Church, conducting the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the religious education programs at the Immaculate Conception Church at 400 W. 6th, Dexter, NM 88230, St. Peter’s Church at 111 E. Deming, Roswell, NM 88201 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital at P. O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Ana Arnett, the staff of Comfort Keepers, Casa Maria, Kindred Hospice, and Sarah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.
My Mother’s Garden
My Mother grew a garden,
A garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
That gave my life it’s start.
She turned me to the sunshine and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem…
And when the winds and rain came,
She protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I’d need to stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway that will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother’s garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love reflected from me.