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Idella Norine Sparks (Hebert) Davis

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Idella Norine Sparks (Hebert) Davis, 85, passed away July 19, 2017, at home in Roswell, New Mexico. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, 1009 W. Alameda, Roswell, New Mexico. Pastors Andy Byers and Joe Sparks will officiate. A tribute of Idella’s life may be found at andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.
Idella was born September 17, 1931, in Ima, New Mexico, to Richard Franklin Sparks and Amelia Idella Bragg Sparks. Idella spent most of her youth growing up in Roswell, New Mexico. She enjoyed working for her family at “The Barrel” where she fondly remembered serving the community delicious root beer, hamburgers, and ice cream. Idella graduated from Roswell High School in 1950. She married Edward A. Hebert in 1951, and together they had five children. Idella was baptized when she was nine years old in Deming, New Mexico.
She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and volunteered often. She enjoyed Tuesday game days and dearly loved spending time with her church family. Idella married Curtis Eugene (Jack) Davis in 1972. Jack passed away in 1975. Idella worked for the telephone company for thirty-two years and made lifetime friends before she retired in 1983.
In her retirement, Idella was involved with the Jingle Bob Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Her favorite pastime was playing Skip-Bo and other games with family and friends. Idella also loved rooting for and encouraging her children and grandchildren at their sporting events. She was well known as a kind, loving, and spiritual woman with a keen sense of humor.
She always felt blessed to have been the oldest and youngest in two families, the Sparks and the Meadows. She always considered her nieces and nephews in the Meadows family as brothers and sisters.
Idella is survived by her sons: Thomas Hebert (Betty), Peter Hebert, Paul Hebert (Melodie); daughters: Trudy Hebert, Lisa Woods (Ken); grandchildren: Serenity Gomez (Jason) Christy Soto, Ryan Hebert, Theresa Montoya, Destiny Herron (Joseph), Daniel Soto, Brandon Hebert (Kristin) Logan Hebert, Marissa Soto, Nicole Bridges (Justin); fourteen great-grandchildren; “brothers”: John Meadows (Jan), Bruce Meadows (Gloria); “sisters”: Betty Hudson, Ruth McKinney (Jim), Clora Anderson (Bobby), Marie Penewit (Gary); and all the many very special nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, stepchildren and friends that she dearly loved.
Idella is preceded in death in the Sparks family by her parents: Richard Franklin Sparks and Amelia Idella Bragg Sparks; brothers: Elvin Sparks (Rachel), Rexel Sparks (Hilda), Avrit (Sandy) Sparks, True Sparks, Orval Sparks, Lee Otis Sparks (Carole); sisters: Ruby Patton, Elizabeth (Betty), Galloway (Bill); Meadows family: Clora Sparks Meadows “Momma,” Archy Meadows “Daddy,” “sister,” Martha Ellen Meadows; “brother,” Archy Meadows (Jan); brother-in-law, Don Hudson; and daughter-In-law, Debra Hebert.
A celebration of her life will be Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, 1009 W Alameda, Roswell, New Mexico. Officiating will be Pastor Andy Byers and Pastor Joe Sparks.
Memorial contributions may be made in Idella’s memory to Calvary Baptist Church at www.CBCRoswell.com or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Idella by her family.