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Paul Leroy Tisler


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Paul Leroy Tisler, age 69, of Roswell, NM, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, October 30, 2017. A viewing will be held Sunday, November 5, 2017, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, Roswell, NM. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 6, 2017 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Aaron Colyer officiating. A memorial service with ash scattering will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017, on the former family ranch at Ft. Sumner, NM, with everyone welcome to attend. The procession to the ranch will meet in the First Baptist Church Ft. Sumner, NM parking lot at 1 p.m.
Paul was born February 15, 1948 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Roswell, NM to Andrew Louis Tisler, Sr. and Mary Ellen Kunkel Tisler who preceded him in death. He grew up in the Roswell area, active in Immanuel Lutheran Church and Future Farmers of America. He attended Roswell Public Schools graduating from Roswell High in 1967. Paul chose to go to college at New Mexico State University, was active in Alpha Gamma Rho, and graduated in 1971 with a degree in Range Science. While in college he married Laurel Ann Vaughan. After finishing his degree, Paul and Laurel moved to Ft. Sumner, NM and worked on her family’s farm and ranch for 13 years. While at Ft. Sumner, he was active in De Baca County Farm Bureau and on the De Baca County Fair Board.
In 1984, Paul purchased a small BLM allotment ranch just south of Hatch, NM. On May 5, 1985, he received Believers Baptism at First Baptist Church- Hatch and subsequently became a Deacon. While in the Hatch Valley, Paul worked different jobs including building a flour mill by hand (he was the power tool) under the tutelage of German millwrights. The Fall of 1987 brought a change when he started working for the Biad family and 1989 began managing their Garfield, NM chile processing facility which shut down in 1996 and moved to San Simon, AZ. He “retired” from the Biad Chili Company in 2004. Paul and Laurel then moved back to Roswell, NM to help look after his parents. After moving back they worked at the family ranch for something to do. In 2012 the drought forced them to “retire” from ranching and he then went to work for Alderman-Cave until health issues intervened. He was currently employed by NorMex fabricating machinery for pecan harvest.
Paul loved to talk and made a myriad of friends where ever he lived, he enjoyed being a grandfather and riding horses on the ranch. He also loved to eat and had a weakness for chocolate chip cookies which gave rise to his nickname of “cookie monster.”
Paul is survived by his wife of 48 years, Laurel Tisler of the family home in Roswell, NM; daughter, Cassandra Sisneros and husband, Leonard of Roswell, NM; son, Logan Tisler and wife, Megan of Peyton, CO; brother, Andrew Louis Tisler, Jr. and wife, Nancy of Chagrin Falls, OH; sister, Carolyn Barnett of Santa Fe, NM. He also was blessed with three grandkids, De’ana Sisneros, Dakota Tisler, and Ty Tisler.
Pallbearers are Shay Wagner, Kevin Floyd, Dan Johnson, Vince Hernandez, Joe Gray, and Billy Romero.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, 775 Highway 304, Belen, NM 87002.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at lagronefuneralchapels.com.

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