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Helen M. Herbert


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Helen M. Herbert, a long-time resident of both Roswell and Ruidoso, NM passed away on April 3, 2018. She was 97 years old. Her daughters, son, and some of her many grandchildren were with her. Helen was born in Sedan, KS January 11, 1921 and moved to Roswell as a young girl. She married the love of her life, Maurice B. Herbert. They raised five children in Roswell and attended St. Peter Church. He preceded her in death in 1975. Their sixth child, Marsha Kay died at birth. Their children are Helen Cox (husband Jerry) of Roswell, Phyllis Starr (also her caretaker in Ruidoso and Roswell), Joyce Mares (husband Dave recently deceased) of Fort Collins, Carol Mondy of Arkansas, who also preceded her in death in 2014, and Mike Herbert (wife Linda) of Las Cruces. Helen had 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Graveside service for the family was conduced by Mike Herbert at South Park Cemetery in Roswell on April 4, 2018. Helen will be greatly missed by all her loving family and friends. The family wishes to thank Arlene Brown, MD of Ruidoso, Sarah East, PA of Roswell and Kindred Hospice, especially Chaplin Tim.

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