Iris Ann Smothermon, 62, of Roswell, NM passed away surrounded by family on August 8, 2018. Iris was born in Rantoul, Illinois to Harold and Phyllis Smothermon on March 18, 1956.
Iris was loved by all who knew her. She was an amazing daughter, sister, aunt, friend, grandmother, and most importantly a wonderful mother to her three children. She was a woman filled with so much love and compassion and a deep passion for God. She was a member of Church On The Move, where she was involved in various ministries within the church’s dream team. She loved working with the elderly and headed nursing home ministries at Casa Maria and Mission Arch. She was also very involved with “Walk For Hope” which is the main fundraiser for Chaves County Cancer Fund.
Iris not only stayed busy with her ministries, children, and grandchildren, but was extremely busy running her own business, Treasured Friends Pet Crematory, where her compassion and love for people really showed. She enjoyed her Sundays going to church, eating lunch with her mother and youngest daughter and talking on the phone with her two oldest children. She was a blessing to all who knew her and will truly be missed.
Iris was preceded in death by her father, Harold Smothermon.
Iris is survived by her mother, Phyllis Smothermon of Roswell, NM; two daughters, Brittney (Chris) Romero of Clovis, NM and Jaydian Smothermon of Roswell, NM; one son, Nathan (Dana) Casillas of Claremore, Ok; seven grandchildren, Sierra (Dayton) Anson, Cody (Sunshine) Romero, Nathan Casillas II, Cassidie Casillas, Taylor Casillas, Brendan Casillas, and Olivia Casillas; two great-grandchildren, Jayce Anson and Lucas Casillas; four brothers, Bryan (Diana) Smothermon, Chris (Tina) Smothermon, Steve (Cindy) Smothermon, and Troy (Julie) Smothermon; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial celebration of life will be held at Church On The Move of Roswell, NM on Sunday August 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.