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Rene McCoy

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Rene was born to Kenneth and Irene Nosker on March 19, 1951, at Roswell and raised at the family farm at Glencoe, NM. She attended school in Ruidoso and at New Mexico State University where she met and married the love of her life Jim McCoy.

Rene is survived by her husband Jim, of 47 years, son Tau (Jackie), grandchildren Cheyenne, Tau Mathew, and Scarlett Rene. Survivors also include her parents Kenneth and Irene Nosker, brothers, Dennis (Beth), and Ralph (Alina) and their families, along with many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Rene was predeceased by her grandparents Ralph and Jewell Allison Bonnell, and Bert and Willey Winfrey Nosker.

Rene was an active life member of the National Garden Clubs, regional, and local Garden Clubs of Morning, Home, and Lincoln County. She was also active with the Pecos Valley Iris Society, Master Gardeners and flower show judging.

Rene loved being outdoors with her gardening, spending time with her husband, family and friends. Rene never met a stranger and always took an interest in everyone’s lives and activities. She also enjoyed traveling, especially to the ocean. She always looked forward to her weekly Mahjongg game with friends.

Rene was also active in many civic organizations of Roswell including Red Cross as Military Liaison, Crime Stoppers, Bitter Lakes, the Roswell Museum, Anderson Museum and SENM Historical Museum. She loved history of southeast New Mexico and especially Lincoln County along with old photos and genealogy where both of her great grandfathers Frank and George Coe were involved in the Lincoln county war. Rene was also active in the Billy the Kid pageant for many years.

Rene was also active for a number of years with Safari Club International, as a Board member of the local chapter of SNM Safari Club and its annual banquet and newsletter. Also as a Life Member of the Safari Club Foundation Sables, and a member of the education committee.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Braik and Dr. Araujo and the caring staff at Kymera Cancer center, Sun Country Physical Therapy, and a special thank you to caregivers Stacey, Reina, and Sophia for their kindness and dedication.

At Rene’s request, there will be no services and her cremated remains will be buried at Glencoe with a private family burial. In lieu of flowers, Rene may be remembered with donations to Lincoln County Garden Club’s community garden projects (180 Mira Monte, Alto 88312) or Morning Garden Club’s Alena & Youth projects (5065 Bright Sky Rd, Roswell 88201), or to a charity of your choice.

Obituary lovingly written by family.

Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com.

Yes— it was a good life
And I’d like to think I lived it all
There were no stones left unturned on my path
No hearts untouched
There were moments I dug into it with all the gusto of a
Child opening presents at Christmas
And there were days I sat back and watched in awe
The beauty it brought into my life
I celebrated every sunrise and
Danced away the moon’s glow
Every friend I made
Every smile I shared
Every flower I nurtured and tree I planted
Was but a part of my daily thanks to
My God for this precious gift of life
So please— Do not remember me as I was
Flawed in that wonderfully human way of life
Instead— When days go wrong and the comfort of
who I was is needed
Or when your world is rejoicing and you want to
share it with me
Then Remember where I am and Go there
It is where the trees now grow strong and I am
Part of their roots
It is where the Harvest moon once rose over the hills
So large it took my breath away and returned the awe
of childhood
It is where every living thing, creature and plant alike
Will be a living memorial to my life
It is where the world is free as I am now
That is where you will find me