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Violet Elizabeth Perkowski


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Violet Elizabeth Perkowski, 90, of Roswell passed away with family by her side on Saturday, February 16th at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Violet was born March 20, 1928 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Norman Otho and Rosa Brown.  As a young woman, Vi moved west to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  There, she worked as a secretary at Sandia National Laboratory, where her striking red hair and beautiful smile soon caught the eye of James (”Perk”) Perkowski.  He was amazed when she agreed to a date! After a whirlwind courtship, they married on December 5, 1954. They went on to live in Las Vegas, NV, Livermore, CA, Albuquerque, NM and El Paso, TX before settling in Roswell, NM, where Vi worked at TMC as an executive secretary for many years. Vi was an avid duplicate bridge player and a skilled and prolific quilt artist.

Violet is survived by James, her husband of 64 years, who will dearly miss the love of his life.  She is also survived by son, Mike Perkowski, of Roswell; daughter Kathi and son-in-law Roger Mills, of  Cleveland, MO and daughter Patricia and son-in-law Matthew Jones, of Ann Arbor, MI.  She will be remembered by her beloved grandchildren, Caleb, Zane and Toby Jones, as well as Hannah, Laine and Tessa Mills, who will miss her sassy wit.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Patel and Nurse Sam on the Critical Care Unit at ENMMC for their skilled and caring help.  Very special thanks to Violet’s devoted caregivers Betty Gallegos and Penny Wood.

Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother will be sadly missed, but her beautiful quilts will continue to warm us with her love.

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No services are planned at Violet’s request, but contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her honor.

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