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Shirley Sears Kidder


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Shirley Sears Kidder, 75, of Dexter, New Mexico, passed away into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in the comfort of her home. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018,10:00 AM at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home Chapel, with Mike Bush officiating. Celebrate Shirley’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for her family.
Shirley was born the fifth of eleven children to Jack and Pluma Callaway on May 23, 1942, in Poteau, Oklahoma. She married Donald Sears and was his partner in establishing and operating a plumbing business in Roswell, New Mexico, until his passing. Shirley later married Stephen Kidder, who took loving care of her until his death. She loved her family and had many friends in her lifetime. Shirley loved the many times she spent on the Pecos River, fishing and enjoying the company of her family.
Surviving to cherish Shirley’s memory are her three daughters: Rhonda Smith and husband, Bob, Starla Crane and husband, Mike, Sherry Sanchez and husband, Ernest; six grandchildren: Caleb Smith, Tanya Patterson (Andy), Chandra Crane, Chris Crane, Nicole Sanchez, Matthew Sanchez (Amber); five great-grandchildren: Makenzie Rincon, Karlye Rincon, Audrey Acosta, Baylee Sanchez, Beau Sanchez; four sisters: Betty Bush (Mike), Evelyn Swann (Bill), Glenda Barrow, Sue Vansickle; two brothers: Joe Callaway (Frances), Danny Callaway; sisters-in-law: Brenda Callaway, Doris Callaway, Bonnie Gines; brother-in-law, Dan Sears; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Preceding Shirley in death were her parents: Jack and Pluma Callaway; both husbands: Donald Sears, Stephen Kidder; sister, Kathy Callaway, brothers: Bill Callaway, Jerry Callaway, Jim Callaway; sisters-in-law: Janie Callaway, Karen McDougal; and brothers-in-law: Wes Barrow, Jim Vansickle and Ben Gines.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Shirley’s name.
Shirley’s family lovingly wrote this tribute in her honor.

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