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Jean M. Carpenter


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Jean M. Carpenter, 72, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, September 29, 2018, in Roswell, New Mexico.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at South Park Cemetery with Pastor Tim Arlet presiding. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for Jean’s family at andersonbethany.com.

On March 8, 1946, Jean was born in Roswell, New Mexico. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell as a registered nurse and worked at the New Mexico Rehabilitation Center prior to retirement.

Preceding Jean in death were her parents, James and Floy McElroy; children, Donna and Rowdy; and beloved husband of forty years, Leonard Carpenter.

She is survived by her sisters, Sonia Dean Wright and Ann Carter of Roswell; sister-in-law, Myra Carpenter of Chapel Hill, NC; and numerous extended family and friends.

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Jean’s heart belonged to her husband Leonard, and they were soulmates. She loved their precious dog, Zip, going hunting, slot machines and Blackie, her truck. A wonderful teller of life stories, Jean enjoyed the outdoors and wildlife and wouldn’t hesitate to take action if either were being threatened. She was a fabulous cook and her homemade yeast rolls legendary.

Those who knew Jean witnessed her strength, humor, kindness and caring. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

Jean’s tribute was beautifully written in her honor by her family.

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